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s T Oldest Paper ' Western Kansas.' Established Barch 1, 1879. 5 4 I1 i Yearly Subscription SB 1 SIXTEENTH YEAR. ADAMS' ADDRESS. Labor Leaders Do Not Like Constitutional Convention. Fx-Prisoners (ifU'ar Paradn at Pillsburg -TiiidiiUi at Memphis Kail road Men ' Kick at Non-I'olil ioal Orders Wat t i-hoii ( agilu res the Ci. A. It. omni inder AiIhimh' Address. The address made by Commander-in-Chief John B. Adam-. of the Grand. Army of the Republic, at the Pittsburg encampment, closed with this : "The figures show that the G. A. It. has reached the beginning of the end and each succeeding year will show a gradual decrease in our membership. "During the year the Grand Army has not forgotten the great work of charity and haa expended $2O.'5,70.10 for relief." Referring to the Sons of Veterans he com mends the action of the young men m that organization, and says that "it will carry on our work when we lay it down. I do not be lieve they should become members of our order iu any way, and am of the opinion they do not ask or expect it. I behave the G. A. R. should cease to exist and live only n history when the last comrade is mustered out but our principles must live forever." The speaker replied to the message of the president, which 6tated "that thousands of neighborhoods had their well known pension frauds." The pension department and tha order hid hunted down ali reported cases. Very few frauds were discovered, and when found were not cases where soldiers had de frauded the government, but where some dishonest ngent had worked a poor ignorant widow, and put the money thus obtained into his pockets. He complained of the policy of the pen sion office, which he declared had, in viola tion of intended liberality of the net of June 27, 181)0, rejected every claim about which there was the slights dnubt, and many dis abled veterans, though their claims had been proved by reliable witness, had been de prived of the whole or part of what they are justly entitled to receive. "By act of congress," he said, "the pen sion is now made a vested right. I have been doing my best to find out what that does for the pensioner. As he is examined, re-examined, reduced and dropped the same as before, I am unable to say what advan tage tne act is." M ill Not Stmd It. Fokt Wohth, Tex., September 14. About iOO workifignun assembled hero for the purpose of discussing the order of the Union Pacific prohibiting the employes of that road from active participation in politics. The following resolutions were unani mously adopted. Whereas. It has been reported in the press of the country that the receivers of the Union Pacific Railroad company have issued an order prohibiting their employes from actively participating in politics; therefore, be it Resolved. Th;it this order is a blow at the liberties of American citizens; a denial of the rights granted by the constitution of the United States and should bo met by a united protest by working men in every section of the country: and be it further Resolved, that we, the working men at Forth Worth, in mass meeting assembled, enter our sincere and solemn protest against this attempt to coerce the work ingmen in the employ of the corporation referred to into acquiescence in an admin istration that in its very act makes a lie of the claim that this is a government of and by the people. The president of the different railway or ganizations in Texas will call a state con vention to tie held either here or in Dallas next October, for the purpose of further discussing the order. Old lilory at Louisville Next. nenry Watterson was introduced to the delegates of the 1'ittsburg National encamp ment of the Grand Army and in presenting the claims of Louisville for the next en campment, he said : "I have come with a message from your countrymen who dwell on what was once the other side of the line, but whose hearts beat in ready response to your hearts and who bid mo to tell you that they want to see you. Candor tells me to say that there was a time when they did not want to see you. There was a time when, without any invitation whatever, either written or ver bal, without auy intimation of hospitality you insisted upon giving us the honor of your company, and, as it turned out, when we were ill-prepared to receive you. 'It were H pity, now that we are prepared, now that the lid is off the pot and that the latch string hangs outside thi door, you should refuse us the happiness of entertaining you, not "with bloody hands, to hospitable graves." but as friends and brothers, as fellow citizens who learned to value one another amid scenes that left no time for equivocation and in transactions applying to lviman virtues the very highest test." When it came time to vote on selection of the place to meet next. Louisville. Ky., was chosen by a unanimous rising vote. New York Constitution Makers. New York, September 14. That the labor leaders of the city are disappointed at the action, or rather the lack of action, taken by the constitutional convention at Albany upon the proposition submitted by them is putting it very mildly. The amendments proposed, it will be remembered, were: (1.) Fixing the liability of employers' for injury sustained by the employes; (2.) Initiative and referendum ; (3.) Home rule for cities, and (4.) Changing the conspiracy laws. Samuel Gompers, head of the American Federation of Labor, says : "The convention has done nothing what ever in these mati?rs, but to turn its back on them. There is only one redeeming fea ture in the whole business, and that is that the convention has done practically nothing in any other direction. It is not improper to say that I am greatly disappointed and that the workingmen of this city generally are disappointed, but that is about all there "is to say. ' Tornado t Mfinphis. A tornado at Memphis, which struck the north end of the city September 12, passed from southeast and northwest, striking north Memphis near the Louisville & Nashville railroad shops, and swept away everything iu its path. Trees were uprooted, an iron bridge over Gayosa bay taken up and carried a distance of 100 yards, and a number of houses were wrecked. The full extent of the damage is not yet known. The railroad shops were not materially damaged. From Llbby, Andersonville, Et Al. The last parade of the Pittsburg encamp ment was that of the union ex-prisoners of war, who turned out 10,000 strong, every tate in the union having on? or more repre sent lives in its ranks. . SO. I It is Commander I,airlei. Colonel Thomas G. Lav'.?, of Rock ford, 111., was elected commander-iis-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic by a majority af eleven votes over Colonel I. N. Walker, of Indianapolis. It was the closest contest for the offics in the history of the G. A. R. Major A. I. Burchfield was elected senior vice commander and Charles A. Schupe, of New Orleans, junior vice commander. Comrade O. W. Weeks, of Marion, O.. was without opposition unanimously elected urgeou general. Colonel Lawler, the new commander-in-chief, was bcrn in England on April 7, 1844. When a child he was taken to Illinois and educated in the public schools of Rockford. At the age of 17 he enlisted as a private in Co. E, 19th Illinois volunteer infantry. He saw much hard fighting. He commanded his company for two months during the Atlanta campaign and was elected captain by the company and placed upon the roll of honor by Major Gen eral Roscrans. of the army of the Cumber land. He has been a member of th3 G. A. R. poit at Rockford for twenty consecutive years. Mileage Cost of .'loving Freight. Topeka. September 15. The board of railroad commissioners have on file the state ment of the Santa Fe company in the Osage City case, in which the complainants allege discriminations against the city by the Santa Fe and Missouri Pacific. The statement is a lengthy document and covers the rates on brick and coal, the prin cipal items complained of, from Osage City to all points on the Santa Fe line. Regarding the cost of transportation of all classes of freight per mile on that line the statement is as follows: April, 1894 00791 May. 1894 0575:i .Tune, 1894 00895 July, 1894 01083 The statement of the Missouri Pacific has not yet been filed. The Santa Fe document is riled by A. P. Tanner, assistant general freight agent, and is subscribed and sworn to before a notary public. Taking Kvidence Closed. Ift the trial of Debs and his associates at Chicago, and much to the surprise of every one, the attorneys for the defense announced, vhen the last witness for the prosecution was heard, that they would stake their case on the evidence before the court. Mr. Gra ney said that the defense had some witnesses who could modify the testimony, but the cardinal points would probably not be af fected. He said h? and his associates would therefore refrain from putting witnesses in rebuttal on the stand and would be ready after a reasonable time for the preparation of abstracts to go before the courts with his arguments. The case was then laid over until Septem ber 25 to give both sides time to prepare their briefs and arguments. Riot Narrowly Averted. Chicago. September 15. The 750 men at work on the new Marquette building at Dearborn and Adams street went on a strike and a riot was narrowly averted. Eighteen free workman. Edison company electric workers, who were the cause of the strike, were attacked and forced to flee to prevent bloodshed. The Building Trades council had notified the contractor to discharge the men and upon his refusal the strike followed. The men were in an ugly mood, out the flight of the free workmen nd the appearence of the police quieted the disturbance. Annual State Kncampment. Leavenworth. Kan., September 15. The military board of Kansas, having within its control the administration of affairs of the Kansas National guard, has been in session at Fort Leavenworth during the week. It was decided to hold the annual state en campment at Fort Leavenworth, provided the citizens of Leavenworth furnish the sub sistence for the three regiments to be in camp for the entire week. October 8 is the date set for the beginning of the encamp ment. It will require between $1,500 and $2,000 to furnish the rations for the com mand. For a Medical School. Kansas university has received another valuable endowment in property worth $100,- D00 and located in Kansas City. Kansas. The donator is Dr. Simeon B. Bell, a wealthy physician of that city. He gives the land as an endowment of a medical school and the only provision put upon the gift is that the hospital for the school must be erected on a part of the land within the next ten years. This will be the means of at once found ing a medical school at Kansas university, which will have a four years' course. Suffrage Am "ii dm nt All Kin lit. Topeka, Kan., September 15. The state suffrage camgaigu committee has printed 3.000 leaflets regarding the points raised by Major I. O. Pickering questioning the valid ity of the suffrage amendment. Favorable opinions are presented from Attorney Gen eral Little. A. H. Case. J. W. Gleed, T. W. HarrisonA. H. Vance, W. C. Webb, and R. B. Welch, all agreeing that the amendment has been legally submitted. A Dual Report by Mr. Morton. Washington, D. C, September 15. The coming report of the secretary of agricul ture is to be printed in a new form. It is to be divided into two parts, one contain ing the official and clerical matters of which only a few thousand copies will be printed, and the other the reports of the department expert on various matters of interest to ag riculturists, of which 100,000 copies will be printed. New Official Women. Th3 Woman's Relief corps in session in Pittsburg, Pa., elected the following officers without much friction : President, Mrs. Emma R. A. Wallace, Chic go; senior vice president, Mrs. Helen R. Morrison. Smithport. Pa.; junior vice president, Mrs. Lizz;e R. Herrick, Seattle ; treasurer, Mrs. Armintu A.Cheney, Detroit; chaplain, Mrs. S. Agnes Parker, Masacu setts. Took jDrpnsits Too Lonj. Kingman, Kan.. September 15. F. A. Par son, ex-cashier of the defunct Farmers' anu Drovers' bank, and at present receiver ap pointed by the federal court, is under arrest for receiving deposits after the bank was in solvent. The bank was one of the Jarvis Conklin company, and went into Parson's hands as receiver last January. Brice is Backing. Colcmbus, O., September 15. The friends of Senator Brice here say that if the demo cratic convention next week adopts resolu tions censuring him for his course against the Wilson tariff bill be will at once resign. This would lose the democrats one vote in the senate, as Governor McKiuley would appoint a republican. WA-KEENEY, ANTIQUARIAN. American Scientists Delving in Aissyrian Ruins. .New Directors for the Santa Fe Proposed C. S. Gleed Already in the Board Heavy Shortage of Corn In fluences All Business. Business About the Same. New York, September 17. R. G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says: Business has met no set back this week and continues larger than earlier in August and larger than a year ago directly after the panic. The country has now passed nearly three weeks under the new tariff, and all ad mit that changes have been of less impor tance as yet than was expected. If in some branches business has materially increased, it has gained a little or fallen off in others. Loss in Bome directions is explained by crop reports, for the most favorable estimate of experts put the loss of corn at about 400, 000,000 bushels, whereas, the government report is oy some interpreted as meaning a loss of a billion buhels. The opinion of the trade does not favor the official estimate and the price has not risen at all during the week, though receipts have been very small, jxports have practically ceased and all re alize the shrinkage of 400,000,000 bushels is serious, if it proves to be no greater, since it must affect prices of meats for a year or more. Pork is unchanged but lard has risen 30 cents per 100 pounds. Nor are official re ports encouraging as to wheat. WTestern receipts in two weeks have been 11,184,687 bushels against 10.674.7(51 last year, and At lantic exports only 2.074,790 against 5,106,562 last year, and the price is 4c lower. Shipments of shoes from Boston in two weeks have been 168,915 cases, against 108, 450 last year, and iu low priced goods the market has not been as bare for years, while purchases from stocks or for quick delivery reflect depletion of stocks and consuming demands. Less activity is seen in dry goods, the rush of postponed business having abated, and there is more disposition to defer pur chases because of somewhat general ad vances in cotton goods and because London wool sales are expected to make the out look clearer. Strikes in cotton mills have not ceased and stocks of print cloths shrink rapidly, but some question whether recent advances in prices can b3 maintained with important additions to the present force. There is still a fair business for speedy delivery in wool ens and for cheaper grades of spring goods, but scarcely anything is done in finer grades. About half the usual business in the aggre gate has been done, but about three-quarters in the cheaper grades. Sales of wool have been 8,255,200 in two weeks against 5,467,000 last year and 16,428.800 in 1892. The mark ets are easier and less active, all awaiting the London sale. Failures in the first week of September as yet reported show liabilities of only $1,430, 070, of which $415,120 were of manufactur ing and $937,550 of- trading concerns. The aggregate of liabilities reported for August is $10,697,513. This week the failures have been 207 in the United States, against 314 last year. For the Antiquarian. Washington, D. C, September 17. An ac count of the scientific exploration of the ruins of Niffer, near ancient Babylon, which is being made by American scientists under the auspices of the Babylonian exploration fund, which was subscribed by Philadel phians, in 1888, has been furnished the state department by Minister Terrell. The work of excavating began in 1887, and has been continued by Dr. Peters and Dr. Hilpricht, only the former being now en gaged. From 150 to 250 Arabs are constantly employed. In the number of inscribed tab lets and bricks, vases and in the value of cuniform texts found, the American enter prise is said to rival the explorations of Layard at Ninevab. Dr. Hilpricht, the dis tinguished Assyrian scholar, of the Univer sity of Pennsylvania, remains at the museum at th? request of the Turkish government to translate the inscriptions and arrange the tablets and other relics, dating back to 4000 B. C. Many tons of tablets, sarcophagi and the like have already arrived at the museum at Constantinople, and the sultan in recog nition of the services of the American pro fessors, has promised that the University of Pennsylvania shall receive one of all dupli cate antiques. Minister Terrell says that this enterprise has revealed an antiquity of the human race nearly ten centuries older than science had knowledge of before. The religion, government, habits of life and. to a great extent, the customs of men who lived 4.000 years before Christ was revealed by the inscriptions which are now being translated and arranged by Professer Hilpricht. Thus far 20.000 inscribed tablets of clay and stone have been discovered, bearing in scriptions which include promises to piy debts, deeds, contracts and records of im portant public and private events. One tablet seen by Minister Terrell was n promise to pay borrowed money, with inter est, in shekels, in the reign of Cambyses. New Directors. The reorganization committee of the Santa Fe railroad has issued another cir cular which advises that new directors be elected at the meeting of the stockholders Tvhich will be held in Topeka on October 25. A Topeka man who is supposed to know is reported as saying: "I knew this circular was coming and I know what it means. It means that every member of the board of directors will be forced to res'gn. Some of them may be taken back but at any rate the entire policy of the road will tie entirely changed. "A. A. Robinson wi:l be called back and put at the head of the road. General Man ager Frey and many of the rest of the heads of the departments will have to go and new men wi.l be elected. I do not think that George R. Peck will be asked to resign be cause he has not been responsible for the trouble." The circular excuses Mr. Rein hart's ac tion by saying that he occupied merely a clerical position to the directors, and that the directors are the responsible parties. Some XfW Santa Fe Directors. At the meetings of the board of directors of the Santa Fe road held in New York resigna tions of directors were received and accepted and the vacancies filled, making the board now stand as follows. John A. McCall, J. K. Sturgis. James A. Blair, Thomas P. Fowler, Edward J. Bexwind and Wm. I. Bull, of New Yorkj B. P. Cheney, Jr., Samuel C. Larwense Alden S pea re and George A. McCesson ol Boston ; C. K. Holliday and C S. Gleed of Topeka, and L. S. Severy, of Emporfu, Kansas. KANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1894. An English Statesman's VI w. Chauncey M. Depew was interviewed upon his return from Europe and reported as fol lows: "In England the tariff was the one absorb ing topic. I met one of the oldest members of the house cf commons at luncheon and he said: 'AH I care about jour country is to know whether you are going to let my wool into your market or not.' "The conditions in Europe for the past year and since the enactment of the measure demonstrate how depeudent the industries and business of the old world are upon trade with the new. Our commercial depression has found its counterpart on th? other side. "Since the tariff question was settled there has been a wonderful revival of business, both in England and on the continent. The situation is not materially different from what it was under the much abused McKin ley bill, but the world believes there will ba but little change for many years. So instead of waiting for a free trade millennium, Eu rope is adjusting itself to the inevitable." Small Bills Bring Gold. Washington, D. C, September 18. The net cash in the treasury is $127,162,441, of which $56,948,524 represents the gold reserve. The gold reserve has been steadily climb ing up for the past month. On August 8 it reached its lowest point in the history of the department, $52,189,500. Since that date it has increased almost $5,000,000 and the in crease has largely allayed the fears of treas ury officials. During the past week it has increased over $1,000,000. This increase is accounted for by tha surrender of gold vol untarily by banks and its exchange for small notes. During the past week $216,000 h-sve been so exchanged. The balance of the in creasa is due to the purchase of bullion at Helena, Denver and Charlotte, N. C. The large increase in the output of gold in Colo rado and Montana piles up the gold reserve, as it finds its way directly to the assay offices of the government. The reople Would Attend to It. Indianapolis, Isd., September 18. George Scholtz, president of the Terre Haute branch of the American Railway union, and H. Daniels, chief of the grievance committee of the union at Terre Haute during the re cent railroad strike, were both found guilty of contempt of court by Judge Baker, of the United States court. The court released the men on their good behavior. Referring to the alleged statement of Scholtz, brought out in evidence, that the flag of the A. R. U. would take the place of tti3 stars and stripes, Judge Baker said: "When we get a new flag the whole body of the people are going to be iuvited and are eoing to have a chance to say what they think about it, and not sim ply the members of the A erican Railway union." Fourteen Passengers Injured. A freight train on the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis fe Omaha railroad was ditched two miles west of Hammond, WTis. The train carried two oil cars, one of which took fire and exploded. A car of coal and the caboose also burned. While the passenger train from Minne apolis was waiting at the scene of the ac cident and the whole train load of passen gers were passing around the wreck to take a train on the other side, the tank exploded. The fragments of the tank went through the air with a noise like a bomb-shell and a shower of oil fell upon the people. The list of the injured includes fourteen names. No one supposed there was any danger, as the oil had been burning some time. The tank contained about 6,000 gallons of oil. A Runaway at a Funeral. Alliance, O., September 18. While a fu neral party from Irondale was returning from the cemetery the horses attached to a carriage became frightened. The driver lost control of them and they dashed into an other carriage, wrecking it and causing the second team to run away. Both teams dashed into carriages in front, causing other horses to run away, and all four teams plunged down a steep hill, completely wreck ing the conveyances and throwing the in mates under the horses' feet. Miss Anna Burnside and a younger sister, Burt Holder and Eh Cope were probably fatally injured and Alexander McBane and wife seriously hurt. Nine other persons were more or less injured. Leavenworth Has It. Leavenworth. Kan., September 18. John Haygood, the smallpox patient taken to the pest house, is dead. A. E. Broderick, neph ew of Congressman Broderick, was found wandering in the public streets, all broken out with the malady. He was at once removed to the pest house, but not until many persons had come in contact with him before his ailment was made known. Two other patients, in a re mote part of the city, have also been discov ered and removed to the pest house. A strict quarantine is in force at the Sol diers' home: no one being permitted to en ter or leave the grounds. There is talk of a quarantine to keep outsiders out of the Fort reservation. Breckinridge Beaten. Though returns were not all in everybody seemed to concede that Owens was nomi nated at democrat primaries of the Ashland district of Kentucky, over W. C. P. Breck inridge. The contest has been among the most excit ing in the history of the state and the result is universally given to the credit of the women of the district. They held rallies and prayer meetings in opposition to Breck inridge and were active in every practicable way. Owens' plurality is believed to be about 1,000 in the district. The Strip Race of a Year Ago. At Enid, O. T., tha race for claims and town lots one year ago was commemorated. The feature of the occas oa was an exact reproduction of the original race for the townsite, the prize to the winner being a lot valued at $2,000. Fifteen thousand people participated in the race, but the real contest was between 4.000 horsemen, including In dians and cowboys. It was tha most won derful race, with systematic entries, on record. The prize lot was reached simulta neously by a Cheyenne Indian and a Kansas cowboy named Parks. Union WoTkia -ii Gain Their End. Chicago. Sept -rtber 13. Th 800 work men employed oa Aie new Marquette build ing who have been, on a strike have returned to work. The strike was caused by the em ployment of free workmen. Edison electrical men. and the matter ended in a victory for the strikers, the contractors agreeing to em Dloy none but union workmen. Mormon Church In Mexico. Desisox, Tex., September 18. Bishop G. A. Smith, of the Morman church, passed through here for Mexico. He said the cen ter of the Mormon church will be in Mexico ; that a powerful hierarchy, greater than Salt Lake, will ba establish i. KANSAS MIXES. Has the Greatest Zinc Smelt ing Town in the World. Seventeen Kansas Counties Have Devel oped Coal Mines New Idea Concern ing Convict Libor Coutract Let for Big Topeka Hospital. Coal, Lead, Zinc, Silt, Etc., in Kansas. Topeka, September 19. The annual re port of State Mine Inspector A. C. Gallagher has been bu omitted to the governor. It shows that there are 243 coal mines in the state, employing 9,891 men, and producing 72,048,268 bushels, or 2,881,930 tons, the esti mated value of which, for the yea" 1893, was $3,960,331.64. Coal is found in seventeen counties, as follows: Atchison, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Crawford, Cloud, Coffey, Ells worth, Franklin, Labette, Leavenworth, Lin coln, Linn. Osage. Republic, Russell and Shawnee. Nearly 95 per cent, of the output for 1893 was in Crawford, Cherokee, Osage and Leavenworth counties. There are but ten states in the union which produce a larger annual output of bitumin ous coal than Kansas, and but seven the out put of which has a greater market value at the mines. The principal coal fields ,are Cherokee and Crawford counties. The largest output of any mine in the state is that of the Cherokee and Pittsburg com pany's mine No. 1, at Frontenac, which pro duced 5,844.827 bushels. Over $6,000,000 worth of lead and zinc ores, salt and gypsum, mineral paints and clays were mined in Kansas in 1893. The proximity of the rich Kansas coal fields to the southwest Missouri mining district caused the erection of zinc smelting works at Weir City in 1873, before ; inc ore was mined in the state. With the increasing market for spelter (metallic zinc), due largely to the extra demand for galvanized sheet iron and iron wire, the zinc industry has increased with wonderful rapidity dur ing the last twenty years. It will probably be a surprise to many to learn that Kansas, the great agricultural and stock raising state, occupies so important a place in the mining and metallurgical world. But such is the case. Pittsburg, Kan., is to-day the greatest zinc smelting town in .the world, with Weir City a close follower, while Girard, Scammon and Galena are following not far behind. The state inspector recommends that the convicts who are used for mining coal in the state mines shall be paid the same wages for mining as are paid the free miners in the Leavenworth mines, the state tocharge them for board and clothing. This would make it necessary to sell that coal at as high a price as the Leavenworth coal and would avoid the necessity for cutting wages of miners by operators to meet the cheap con vict coal on the market. It is suggested that this plan would enable the convict to support those dependent on him, if there were any. and give him a chance to accumu late something by which to start in business at the expiration of his term. Breckinridge Planned a Contest. The Breckinridge forces are hurrying mes sengers to all parts of the Ashland, Ky., dis trict to secure evidence upon which to base a contest. Stress is laid upon the fact that Owens' county of Scott, which gave him 1,200 plurality, showing an increase of 611 over the democratic vote of 1892. and Frank lin county, which Owens carried by 521, shows an increase of 691, almost 33 per cent, in each county. The other six counties show from 5 to 20 per cent, increase. The Owens men say that score? of fraudu lent Breckinridge votes were cast in L?x ington by men who were not registered last fall, but who produced ready made affidavits that they were out of the city on registration 3ay. The Ashland district committee stands 6 to 4 for Breckinridge, and it is thought that the committee will find excuse for throwing out enough of the precincts to nominate Breckinridge. Later: The democratic committee has announced the official vote as follows: Owens. 1.829: Breckinridge, 645; Settle,146. Owens' plurality, 1,184 ; which probably ends contest proceedings. However, Desha Breckinridge and several of his friends went before the county com mittee at Georgetown and protested against the vote of every precinct in the county. The committee refused to consider the pro test. Young Breckinridge gave no reason on which to base his action. Contracts Let for the Hospital. Topeka, Kan., September 19. Bids for the building of the Santa Fe hospital in this city were opened at the board meeting of the association at the office of General Man ager J. J. Frey. There were present of the board, besides the general manager. Chief Surgeon Hogeboom, W. H. Hamilton and E. E. Ives. There were nine bids, the lowest of which was that of Cox & Jack, of Lawrence, who will be awarded the contract as soon as they qualify, produce their bond and sign the contract. Their bid was $58,000. The high est bid was $78,000. The contract calls for the completion of the building by the first day of June, 1895 and the contractors will go to work at build- ing just as soon as they get the contract formally. The foundation has already been finished. The building will be of five stories, the first to be of red sandstone from Arizona and the rest of brick. When completed it will be the main hospital of the system and will be capable of accommodating 120 patients. Three surgeons will preside and there will be several attendants and nurses. The build ing will be heated by the fan system and is altogether to be a molel hospital, the result of fifteen years of study of hospitals by Dr. Hogeboon and Architect J. W. Perkins, of Topeka, who drew the plans. Great Fire at Norlh Enid. North Entd. O. T., 1 st by fire, in the early morning of Septeml er 17, the best of its business buildings, including a new $20,000 hotel. The guests of the hotel saved noth ing but their live. The City has no fire apparatus, buckets were scarc3 and wells were scarcer and the frantic people cou'd only look at the devour ing flames in helpless horror. The fire seems to have started in the Col umbia drug store and Kirk fe Company's big wholesale and retail grain establishment. A heavy wind was blowing from the north west. Fifty Hoases Blown to Pieces. . Pkbby. O. T., September 19. A cyclone passed through Jennings, a mining town east of here, blowing fifty bouses to atoms. A young lady and two children were killed and several people injured. Several houses caught fixe and a conflagration followed. - Givler STATE NEWS. The state board of pharmacy will hold its next meeting at Ellsworth, the first week in December. The assembly room of the new high Bchool building at Topeka has been sup plied with a program electric clock. The two apple evaporators which re cently began operations in Atchison consume 700 bushels of apples a day. A Sumner county farmer lost four cows as a result of allowing them to eat all the green sorghum cane they wanted. Leavenworth public schools were t have opened September 10, but the date was put off two weeks on account of a smallpox scare. All the young men in Ottawa uni versity who do not have military , drill are required to take a regular course in physical culture unless excused by the faculty. The residence of H: B. Topping at Ottawa was burned to the ground, in volving a loss of about 83,000; fully in sured. A gasoline stove was the cause of the blaze The southern Kansas old soldiers' re union which it is proposed to hold at Wichita October 16-19 will be addressed by ex-Senator In galls and Tom Reed if present plans pan out. Herman Evervine, a wealthy wine grower of Ditesheiiri, Bavaria, Germany, found his brother, Atfgust Evervine, in Atchison, after a separation and es trangement for twenty years. Emporia is making a strong effort to induce the Palace Car company, which is figuring on a Kansas factory in oppo sition to Pullman, to locate thore. State Railroad Commissioner P. B. Maxson is at the head of the movement. The Lawrence council has passed an ordinance that will divide the responsi bility for selling intoxicating liquors. Tt makes the owner of the building where the law is violated liable for a fine of 8100 to 8200, and imprisonment for thirty days. The thirteen candidates at Fort Leav enworth for lieutenants' commissions in the army who failed to come up to the standard in chest measurement have had a concession made in their favor and will be accepted from the physical standpoint. Atchison Champion: On an island near Kickapoo, is a school house where only one pupil, a poor lame boy, attends school. Nevertheless, the teacher gets the same salary that he would were he teaching sixty pupils, and a teacher has just been hired at 840 per month. From Norton: Dan. C. Nutting, jr., who went to the Annapolis naval acade my from Norton, several years ago, has been fortunate enough to receive the further appointment to the school of na val construction at Glasgow where he will pursue his studies in marine archi tecture and shipbuilding for two years more. A large bunch of young horses es caped from the pasture of James Law rence, west of Ottawa. They made their way to the Santa Fe railroad tracks where a freight engine ran into the bunch with such destructive effect that seven were killed and eleven so badly cut and maimed that most of them were shot. From Hoiton : The four years given by the government to the Pottawatomie Indians to take allotments on the Pot tawatomie reservation, in Jackson coun ty, has expired. About one-half the members of the tribe have selected the land they desire to own, and the other half will have land allotted to them up on the issuance of an order by the pres ident. If the allotments under the last order of the department do not take up all the land in the reservation the bal ance will be sold to actual settlers. Downs Times: J. J. "Wiltrout, of Lo gon, reports phenomenal success with the irrigation experiment on the Solo mon, west of Logan. The firm of Wil trout & Reeder has about 100 acres of fine potatoes, which are turning out from 100 to 150 fcushels per acre. They are getting 85 cents a bushel for them on the ground, at which rate the gross receipts from the 100 acres will be in the neighborhood of 810,000, a very neat return for a year's work of four or five men. The experimental stage of the work in that vicinity has been passed, and it is now known definitely just what can be done. The works will probably be extended considerably next year. Professor Blake, of Kansas university, has returned from the east, where he spent the summer in practical experi ments on his device for telephoning be tween vessels at sea, or between vessels at sea and stations on land. His experiments were conducted at Sandy Hook. He was assisted in his work by Commander C. H. West, of the United States navy, and work was commenced on July 10. There was so little time that Professor Blake was unable to com plete the experiments, and left them in charge of Commander West and E. W. Caldwell, who went from Kansas university with him and knows all the details of the work. The government is taking hold of the experiment this year with a great deal of interest, and on a scale that will demonstrate whether or not the invention of Professor Blake has a practical value. cs CrooltB, Proprw. NUMBER 32. From Lawrence: Governor LeweU ling issued a pardon for Bud Franklin, "the king of Lawrence jointists," but the city marshal refused to release the pris oner, claiming that the governor had no authority to pardon offenses against tha city ordinances. At the hearing of the argument for release on writ of habeas corpus, Judge Norton, of the probate court, sustained the petition of the mar shal and Franklin was sent back to the city jail. KANSAS RAILROADING. Judge Foster made an order fixing the bond of Aid ace F. Walker, who was recently appointed receiver of the Santa Fe railroad, at 850,000. All the night offices on the Santa Fe between Topeka and Atchison have been closed. There were three at Meriden, Valley Falls and Nortonville. The advance of cool weather and the application for.rates and tickets at the Santa Fe headquarters indicate that the homeseekers' excursions this fall will be the largest in the history of the road. The Santa Fe protective committee has issued a circular asking for proxies to be issued at the annual election to be held at Topeka, October 25, in which they say it is their purpose to place tha control of the organization in the handa of men who are in all resjjects worthy of public confidence, and are widely known in railway and financial circles. The Santa Fe excursion to Kansas City from Emporia, Cherryvale and other points on the Southern Kansas division Sunday was the biggest of any yet attempted, and the road hauled about twenty-five cars in extra excur sion trains that were run as specials, in addition to the regular train service which was well patronized. It is safe to say that the Santa Fe alone hauled nearly 1,500 people to Kansas City. It was the last of the summer excursions. Passenger train No. 4, one of the fast trains on the Santa Fe has been sched uled to stop at Reading. This is the only stop of that train, with the excep tion of Osage City, between Emporia and Topeka. It has been made to stop there on account of the petition of the people of Reading who do a large amount of their business at Emporia and were unable to go there and re turn the same day, owing to a late change in the time card. The accom modation is very generally appreciated by the people of both towns. Capital: A Santa Fe switch engine. No. 287, while pulling a train of rusty . 6tock cars from one of the sidings in the east yards, blew out one of its cylindei heads, making a report similar to the discharge of a twenty pounder, and scattering fragments of broken metal for a distance of a hundred feet. For tunately no one was immediately in front of the engine on the line of track, or serious results might have fol lowed. A man who was approaching about 150 feet in advance of the engine at the time of the accident remarked that he was glad he hadn't walked any faster. STOCK AND FARM, Holton Signal: The scarcity of corn is causing the farmers to dispose of their surplus stock. The surplus of hogs is being rapidly thinned. The Kansas Swine Breeders' associa tion will meet in the office of the secre tary of the fair association in Wichita, October 4 and 5. An interesting pro gramme has been prepared, and will be carried, out. Topeka Mail: Onion culture is be coming an important branch of farming in Rossville township. Clayton Banks and Edward "Risk will grow from 1,500 to 1,800 bushels on five acres of land. They have sold a car load at 51 cents a bushel. The Welhouse orchards at Fairmount will yield 75,000 bushels of apples this year. There are 1,600 acres in trees, confined principally to four varieties which Mr. Welhouse claims are particu larly adapted to Kansas soil. It will re quire 810,000 to- gather the crop and get it ready for the market. Abilene Reflector: F. M. Whitlaw, of this city has arranged for irrigating thirty-five acres on his fine farm east of the city. The land adjoins the river and can be moistened with little ex pense, comparatively. Mr. W'hitlaw proposes to raise the water from' the river and devote the land principally to the production of potatoes. . Sergeant Jennings' weekly crop re port closes with: "During the week pastures have freshened, the old grass has 'greened up' and new grass has started. Wheat that was sown right after harvest is coming up and at the close of the week was two inches high. Flax and oats that were shelled in harvesting are growing, gardens have revived, apples have ceased to fall, buf falo grass is green, meadows have en tirely changed their appearance and stock water is becoming more plentiful. ' J uly planted corn is silking in the south. The coming week will see much ground prepared for wheat." AMONG KANSAS CHFRCH PFOPI.K. The English Lutherans have broke ground for a new church in Leaven worth. ' The colored Methodists of Caldwell laid the corner stone .for a new charoh. building recently.