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CoT7Srn.se in clerk hire, mileage and
Incidentals, a member of congress now
receives a total of a bo at 513,650 for his
two years' service.
Tbe children's subscription for a
monument to the late Eugene Field,
the western author, amounted a few
days ago to 8834.56, and 1,319 subscrib
ers were represented.
A LICE TON, Wia, the town without a
woman, has -lost its distinction. Its
postmaster, Mr. F. H. Metcalf, has re
cently married a wife, and other citi
zens are expected to follow his example.
A prominent member of the League
of American Wheelmen living in Chi
cago has proposed that a fine piece of
continuous roadway be established be
tween New York and San Francisco
for cross country riding.
The new watch is to have a phono
graphic cylinder hidden away md at
the hour and at each quarter of an
boar a tiny voice will be heard giving
you the exact time. Yon will simply
-touch a spring, hold the watch to your
car and it will whisper the hour.
It appears from statistics just pub
lished that there are about 2,500 news
papers and periodicals printed in Paris
every week, more than appear in all
the rest of France. Of these 107 are
political, 109 illustrated, 108 devoted
to fashions, 190 to " medicine, over 200
to finance and 60 to sport.
Butter-making in one minute, wiy
economy and with many valuable safe
guards from disease, as compared with
the old-fashioned churning system is
something that Consul O'Neill at Stock
holm tells of in a report to the state de
partment. This is done by a simple ma
chine known as the radiator. It makes
the butter directly from sterilized
milk. The machine promises to revolu
PERSONAL AKD rOUTICAL.
A maPATCH to the London Times
stated that the Turks had invaded
Acrotiri and Kydonia in the teland of
Crete and desecrated the churches.
The Turks had also destroyed villages
in the western district and 5,000 ref
ugees had fled to the mountains and
were suffering extreme privations.
The announcement was made at
Washington from the state department
that President Cleveland intends tak
ing no action with respect to the
Congressman Hepbcrn (rep.) has
been renominated for the Eighth Iowa
Chairman IIabritt and his" associ
ates held a business conference in re
gard to the democratic convention on
the 13th. Harrity clings to the hope
that the silver men and, gold men in
the national convention may be more
evenly divided than many seem to an
ticioate. Of one thing Mr. Harrity
spoke with a feeling of certainty,
that is that there would be no
from the convention.
Both houses of congress adjourned
at four o'clock on the 11th. No busi
ness was transacted in the senate, and
the house was practically in the same
condition. In the latter body, just be
fore adjournment, Mr. Turner, of
Georgia (dem.), offered a resolution of
thanks to Speaker Reed, which was
adopted by a standing vote, to which
the speaker responded in a pleasant
manner and the session of both houses
closed with the best cf feeling.
It was rumored at New. York on the
15th that President Cleveland, Speaker
Reed and Secretary Carlisle will form
a partnership and practice law in. tnat
city after the 4th ol Marco. .
The newest fad in jewelry is an en
graved diamond and a prominent Par
isian jeweler has turned out a bicycle
scarfpin made out of two single dia
monds. The result is an exact repre
sentation of a bicycle in miniature,
made entirely of diamonds. Hitherto
it has been considered impossible be
cause no tool could be found hard
enough to cut the stone. The use of
electricity, however, renders this possible.
George Simpson, aged eight; Robert
Simpson, nine; Charles Larson, ten;
John Fitzgerald ten, and Edward Fitz
gerald, nine, were loeked np at Chicago
recently on charges of burglary. The
children were the confessed leaders and
senior members of a gang of infant
burglars .to whose doors have been
traced several robberies. So skillfully
was their work executed that the po
lice inclined to the belief that it was
the work of experienced crooks.
At the United States brewers' con
vention in Philadelphia recently Presi
dent Ebert reviewed the events of the
past year and pointed out that the out
put of beer in the last 20 years had in
creased from 8,500,000 barrels to 36,
000,000 barrels, and declared it to be
the national beverage. The percent
age of alcohol in American beers, he
aaid, is growing less every year, and
people of this country are getting a
drink more wholesome and less intox
icating than of old.
Edward M. Bemlet, of New York,
has- just patented an electric plow,
which runs back and forth across a
field and turns up the soil in a fashion
that would have made pioneer farmers
of a hundred years ago stand dumb
with amazement. His invention calls
into use the most recent developments
in the line of transmission of electric
power. A power house in a centrally
located village can furnish motive force
for all the farm work to be done within
a radius of many miles.
A gigantic project, that of building
a second pipe line from the Indiana
oil fields to Whiting, Ind, . has just
"been made public The new line will
be 160 miles in length, beginning in
the fields of Wells, Blackford, Jay,
Adams and Grant counties and extend
ing northwest through Huntington,
Wabash, Miami. Kosciusko, Fulton,
Cass, Marshall, White, Pulaski, Starke,
Laporte, Jasper, Porter, Newton and
Lake counties to Whiting, where im
mense refineries are to be erected at
an outlay of several millions. Work
on the right of way is being pushed
In the North American Review Mr.
M. B. Morton says that no intelligent
man who has had opportunities for ob
servation can doubt that the agri
- cultural problem is the most vital in
American politics to-day, though it
has been thrust aside by issues that
are at most only corollaries to the
main proposition. The situation is
anomalous and unparalleled. The
country has had profound peace for
SO years. There have been no faminea
In fact this period has been one of
wonderful productiveness. Yet every
year the farmers as a class have be
Fifty years hence not a big town
In the southwest will be without a tor
nado trap, says Prof. H. A. Hazen, of
the weather bureau. "The time has
arrived when serious attention must be
given to finding means of defense
against these whirling storms. His
belief is that any town would be ren
. -dered safe against tornadoes by a series
of look-out stations, so as to interpose
a barrier on the west side, from which
the revolving storm invariably cornea
On seeing a funnel cloud approaching
the operator would simply touch off
aome dynamite bombs, which would
folow It to smithereens.
A crank demanded $6,000 of George
Wyckoff, president of the bank of New
Amsterdam, N. x., and because it w
not handed to him the president was
shot twice in the abdomen. The as
sailant. whose name was believed to
be Clarence Clark, then ' shot himself.
Both were unconscious in the hospital.
Charles Hii.dehrandt, the well-
known sport of Johannesburg, South
Africa, has arrived at New York to try
and make a match between Corbett
and Fitzsimmons. He is ready to put
nr. 10.000. Should he fail to make a
match between the above mentioned
pugilists he will try and get up
ficht between Corbett and Denver Ed
The railway brotherhood of engi
neers, firemen, trainmen and tele
graph operators, which recently moved
their headquarters to Peoria, All-,
asked the republican committee on
resolutions at St. Louis for an arbitra
tion plank in the platform.
The reported bursting of the banks
of Congress lake, near Canton, O.. and
the destruction of two villages, recent-
lv telesrraDhed over the country, was
Sherman Weston, while stealing
ride from Staunton to Edwardsville,
111., on a freight train, jumped off and
was horribly mangled.
St. Vincent's sanitarinm at Santa
Fe, N. M.. was burned recently. Loss,
100,000. It was crowded, but no lives
Monroe Jackson and J. W. Vest
quarreled at Hartzelle, Ala., and the
former drew a knife and the latter a
pistol. Jackson was shot through the
body three times and Vest was cut in
several places. Both men finally fell
to the ground and died soon after
Jerry McKnew, a hotel proprietor
at Washineton. and his wife tried to
commit suicide by taking laudanum.
The husband may possibly recover.
Rr-FtJS Bartlet. a saddler of
Weie-htsbursr. Kv.. severed the main
artery of his arm while in bed and bled
to death. Disappointment in love was
The four-story warehouse of the
White Mills Distilling Co. at Louis
ville, Ky., was destroyed by fire re
cently and 6,600 barrels of whisky were
consumed. Loss. $125,000.
The stone bridges of Cristina and
Concha and the aqueduct of Fernando
Septimo, npon which Havana was de
pendent for its water supply, were
blown up by aeents of the insurgents.
Much fever and small-pox was existing
in Havana and altogether the city was
in a deplorable condition. A council
of Spanish generals had decided to sus
pend operations against the insur
gents owing to the rains. Gen. Go
mez s insurgent xorce oi s,uuu was
said to have been defeated by Castal
Sarah, Asn Angell, who alleces she
is the widow of the late Jay Ciould.has
begun suit in New York to recover her
dower right in the Gould estate.
Seep Palmes, a negro, was executed
in the city jail at Jackson, Miss., on
the 13th for the brutal murder in De
cember last of Chariey Cordell and
wife, a newly married colored couple.
Blackwell, Ok., was recently great
ly excited because members of the
Baptist church would not allow the
United States flag to be unfurled in
side the church during a G. A. R.
union. The G. A. R. post passed reso
lutions denouncing the church trus
tees, and all, the church people have
come back with a hot retort.
The attorney-general of Wisconsin
has brought suit to have the franchise
revoked and a receiver appointed to
wind up -the affairs of the National
Manufacturing Co., of Dartford, as it
is creating, be alleges, a lumber trust
extending over Wisconsin, Minnesota,
Iowa, Missouri. Illinois, Ohio and Kan
Bill West, the notorious Indian ter
ritory murderer who escaped from jail
at Topeka, Kan., while under sentence
of death, was killed at Illinois, Uic,
while resisting arrest.
A dispatch from Bombay stated
that the British warship Bonaventure,
while making a passage from Colomba,
Ceylon, to Pondictaerry. capital of the
French settlement in India, lost 70
men by sunstroke. -
A little daughter of , Mrs. A. Hat
field, of Rood house. 111., was burned to
death through playing with matches.
Mrs. Mollie Gatnes went to the
house of " Mra ' Robert ' tireshsm, ' a
widow,- at Clermont, Fla, and found
her husband there. The wife then
prang at the woman's throat with a
razor and, after a desperate conflict,
the widow had .her jugular vein severed
and the wife was rendered unconscious
by having her skull fractured.
The steamer Bertha was sunk off
South wold. Eng., by colliding with
the steamer Claveler and six of her
crew were drowned, the remainder be
Unknown persons poisoned the wells
on the places of Henry Weaver and his
son at Weaverstown. Pa. and one
child has died and another was very
sick through drinking the water.
With the disbanding on the mrbt of
the 13th of Parson Davies "Wicklow
Postman" company John L. Sullivan
bids farewell to the stage. About five
nights out of six during the past
six months the ex-champion of the
world has been so much under the in
fluence of liquor that his three-round
bout with Paddy Ryan has been little
more than a farce. What be will
now do for a living he does not him
self know, nor do any of his associates.
Financially as well as physically, he is
At ten o'clock on the night of the
14th 300 striking quarrymen marched
out of the village of Bergea. near
Cleveland. Ol, bound for North Am
herst. The strikers were accompanied
by ten wagons loaded with provisions
and other suDDlies. and it was their
purpose to lay siege to the North Am
herst quarries and induce tne men
there to quit. A large force of deputy
sheriffs has been sworn in for duty at
Th Taylorville, IlL, coal mining
works were destroyed by fire on the
morning of the 12th and 85 men were
entombed. After hours of suffocation,
all but three were rescued alive. The
fire, which was caused by an explosion
of gasoline, spread rapidly through the
mine, cutting off the men at work in
the lower levels. Twenty mules also
perished. The loss by fire will be $75,-
000, fully insured. v
Thomas White, after a brief quarrel
at Chillicothe, O. , with Miss Edith Mc
Kelvey, his sweetheart, shot her fatally
and then killed himself.
The failures for the week ended
June 12 (Dun's report) were 246 in the
United States, against 241 last year.
and 27 in Canada, against 24 last year.
Free Advice won the handicap race
and 81,500 at St. Louis on the 11th and
clipped a half second off the world's
record held by Libertine.
It was reported on the 12th that the
Turks had pillaged and burned 20
hamlets in the interior . of the island
One hundred and eighty cans of dy
namite exploded about a mile below
Lilly Pa, with frightful results, une
man was killed and six others fatally
injured. ' The men were getting ready
to make a blast when tne explosion oc
curred. The steam shovel which stood
on the track was hurled 200 feet away.
As soon as it was known that Har
vard had defeated Princeton at base
ball there was a roar that shook every
window at Cambridge, Mass., and fire
works and horns made the night hide
ous. The police finally arrested three
students, when the rest, numbering
about 3,000, attempted to rescue them,
but the police managed to get their
prisoners to the station house. For an
hour the 3,000 mad students surround
ed the place, clamoring for the release
of their comrades and refused to dis
perse until they had been released on
bail, when they carried them off on
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
The ninth annual convention of the
state republican league has been
called to meet at Topeka July L The
official call has been issued by Presi
dent Scott and Secretary Gault, and is
by authority of the executive commit
tee which met in Topeka last January.
The business of the convention will be
to elect officers for the ensuing year;
to - elect delegates to represent the
state in the annual convention of the
national republican league of the
United States which will be held in
Milwaukee, August 25-27, 1896, and to
transact other businesa Each league
in the state will be entitled to be rep
resented by its president and three
other delegates to be chosen by the
club. Among other interesting fea
tures of the meeting will be an address
by Gen. C H. Grosvenor, of Ohio-
rha Svfcjee Dl
Lima Olneera 1
Kansas City, Kan.. June 11. Yes
terday was an eventful day in- tha
ninth annual state convention of the
Christian Endeavor union of Kansas,
now being held in this city. The dele
gates poured in on every train during
the morning and swelled the list to
over 1.800. This is the largest attend
ance the union had ever had at any
preceding convention. A feature ot
yesterday's meetings was the ' Ques
tion box" conducted by Prof.' Amos It
Wells, of Boston. Prof. Wells posted
himself on the rostrum and defied the
nut amiuinM to nronound to him a
question that he could not answer.
But when asked if card playing snouiu
be prohibited by Christian Endeavor-
ers he said that this was something
that he could not answer. He
said that he knew of many endeavorers
and churches in which the leaders and
preachers were fond of card playing
and this formed a great part of the
amusements of their social gatherings.
He was afraid that if card playing was
prohibited to the members of one or
two churches with which he was ac
quainted it would greatly decrease the
attendance at the gatherings which
usually were productive of much good
Miss Bessie E. Skelton. of this city,
-, state secretary, in her annual report,
I showed 697 Y. P. S. C E. societies in
the state, 23S Junior societies, 5
hile the outside of it Mothers' unions and several city so
cieties not reportea. mere mre
eieties at the deaf and dumb institute
at Olathe. the insane asylums and at
Fort Riley among the soldiers. Seventy-one
new societies were formed dur
ing the year. The Christian church
leads in the number of societies, with
171. Presbyterians are next, with 145,
and Congregationalists next, with 140.
There are 20,143 active members and
4,523 associate members; 368 Christian
Endeavor societies gave 13,9o3.S7 to
missions and other benevolent pur
poses, and the Junior societies gave
813.88 in the same manner.
State Treasurer C. L. Brokaw, ol
this city, reported: Balance on hand
May 20. 1895. 25.54: receipts lor tne
year, 81,458.06; expenses, 81,389.69; bal
ance on b&nd, S9-67; total resources,
8257. 55; estimated expenses for speak
ers for this meeting, 8100; total esti
mated resources, 8157. 55.
topeka gets it.
Kansas City, Kan., June 12. It will
be announced at to-day's session of the
Kansas Christian Endeavor convention
that the tenth annual convent ion will
be held at Topeka This was decided
upon by the state executive committee
yesterday. The date has not yet been
decided upon but it will De in aiay or
Jane. The greatest discussion of yes
terday's meeting was occasioned by
the report of the executive board on
the advisability of selecting a perman
ent home for the state Endeavor con
vention. The committee recommended
that a committee be appointed to re
port at the next annual convention on
some permanent meeting place.
SMOKING PUMAS OUT.
ttmmKam m a raily Bla Cat-rTlJl-a
t. iP of Ba.
A sport which would be appreciated
by any New England farm boy who
ever smoked a woodchuck out of its
knoU side hole down in the meadow-
back pasture of his fathers jarm.
' ADDITIONAL DISPATCHES,
Senator Ttjbpie, of Indiana, on the
16th published a statement declining
to allow his name to go before the
democratic convention at" Chicago for
the nomination for president.
The Dixon-Flaherty fight at Boston
on the 10th lor tne xeatnerweignt
championship of the world was de
clared a draw after 20 rounds. Both
men put up a scientific fight and neither
received a scratch.
SBNA.TOB Hoar sent a statement to
the press from Paris stating he was
confident the time was ripe for a set
tlement of the silver question and the
re-establishment of bimetallism by in
ternational agreement and with the
large co-operation of England.
More than a hundred delegates at
tended the opening of the 24th state !
meeting of the supreme lodge A. Ol TJ.
W. on the 16th at Buffalo, N. Y. Su
preme Master Workman Joseph B.
Riggs, of Lawrence, Kan., occupied
A CALL for the national democratic
league to meet at Chicago August 11
has been issued.
President Clkvklaxd wrote to the
New York Herald on the 16th on the
outlook of silver and stated that he re
fused to believe that when the time
came the democratic national conven
tion would engraft npon the party's
creed a demand for the free, unlimited
and independent coinatre of silver and
that the adoption of the proposition
would give the republicans a great ad
vantage over .the democrats. .
The Baroness de Valley was found
strangled at Paris. She had been
tragged and robbery was the motive.
The baroness was 82 years old and said
to be a miser.
The national republican convention
was opened at St. Louis on the 16th
by Chairman Carter, who introduced
Mr. Charles W. Fairbanks as tempo
rary chairman. After the temporary
chairman had made a speech and some
routine business had been gone through
the convention took a recess till the
Robert Thomas, ten years old, and
son of ex-Sheriff Thomas, was drowned
in Flint lake, a few miles north of
Valparaisco. Ind., while bathing with
a party of older boys. - He rot beyond
his depth, was taken with cramps and
sank to the bottom.
Hope, Ida, was visited by a disas
trous fire the .other eveuinir. and the
loss is estimated at 5100,000. For a
time the entire city was threatened
J. S. Helme, a merchant of Miller
ton, committed suicide the other day.
He was 75 years old.
The Western Deaf Mutes association
will have a grand celebration in Bis
marck grove, near Lawrence, J uiy -
The First national bank at Salina
has been forced to suspend after a
heavy run induced by a controversy
over the local water works.
A meteorite weighing about 50
pounds fell on the Plumber farm, near
Effingham, the other nisrht. It was
resembled a cinder, the inside was full
of smooth pebbles.
The populist judicial convention for
nominating a candidate for judge of
the court of appeals, eastern division,
southern department, met at Chanute
and named Manford. Schoonover, of
Garnett, for the office.
The Chicago Western railway wilt
soon build a mammoth grain elevator
with a capacity of 1,000,000 bushels on
the Bite of its terminal recently pur
chased at Kansas City, Kan. The ele
vator will cost 8150,000.
At the 29th annual cammencement
of the Kansas state agricultural col
lege at. Manhattan the graduating
class was composed of 23 young women
and 43 young men, the largest in the
history of the institution.
Four small boys," Dennis and Michael
Desmond, 11 and 6 years old, and Dan
iel and Eugene Cummings, 7 and 5
years old, took ref age in a culvert dur
ing a recent storm at Leavenworth and
were drowned by the sudden rise of
The governor is trying to induce the
Santa Fe railroad to renew lis coai
contract in Osage county. Since the
Santa Fe quit buying Osage county
coal the miners have had very little
work to do and many are said to be in
Samuel Dodsworth, formerly mayor
f Tavpn worth, who had been sick
for some time in a hospital in St. Louis,
committed suicide in that institution
the other day. He had for many years
been nroprietor of a large printing and
bookbinding establishment in Leaven
At the twenty-fourth annual com
mencement of the state university at
Lawrence decrees were conferred on
ns rr radii ate s. 56 from the school of
arts. 8 from the school of engineering,
14 from the school of pharmacy, 35
from the school of law and 5 from the
school of fine arts.
The residence of Henry Munn, for
merly a bookkeeper in an insurance
office at Atchison, was discovered to be
on fire the other morning and an in
vestigation divulged the fact tnat
seven of the eight rooms were saturat
ed with coal oil. .Munn was arrested.
rharrad with arson. The house and
furniture were well insured.
The various railway companies, it is
said, oppose the idea of making the
fall annual renort required by the
railrniul commissioners, declaring it
imnossible, owing to the necessity of
collecting special statistics and incur
ring an enormous expense. iney
claim that the desired information is
not in their possession and could hard
ly be obtained.
Georee D. Trimmer, of Wetmore,
while bathing in the Cottonwood river
,t. Kmnoria. the other day. was taken
with cramps and drowned. He
editor of the Republican at Filley.
Neb., but was doing special work and
attending commencement exercises at
the state normal school, and at the
time of his death was attending a pic
nic of students.
An even 100 graduates received di
plomas at the late commencement aay
exercises at the Kansas state normal
school at Emporia, and each of these
diDlomas is by law a life certificate to
teach school in the state of Kansas, as
weii as being a first-class recommenda
tion anywhere in the civilized world.
Nearly every county in the state of
Kansas was represented in this year's
class, and quite a number of neighbor
ing states, Missouri and Illinois taking
nrecedence in number.
State Sunerin ten dent of Public In
atruction Stanley has recently received
two diplomas and two medals Iron tne
world's fair management at Chicago as
awards upon different sections of the
Kansas display. One is a first preminm
for "variety and excellence of pupils
work in the public schools and an
other is second premium for "well reg
ulated system of schools for the
masses.' One of the medals is for nor
mal school exhibits and is labeled:
"For the best method employed in
The deficiency bill passed by con
gress contained an item appropriating
money for extra pay for letter carriers
at the following points: Kansas City,
Kan.. 84,247; Atchison. 83,237; Leaven
worth. 81.126; Topeka, 85,025.
Dixon's train of 40 cars of corn,
known as the "McKinley train," was
struck by lightning at the little town
of Oatville, Sedgwick county, the day
before starting and three cars and con
An epidemic of scarlet fever is said
to prevail in Grant county. There is
not a physician in the uounty, which is
sparsely populated, and the state board
Of health will loos into tne matter.
j & Ktntli American.
The puma, or panther, ia as ifond of
sheep and calves as a crow is of a row
of corn hills; consequently the sheep
herder and ranchman let pass no op
portunity to destroy it in spite of the
beast's leasing characteristics. But
the animal is sly and its lairs are diffi
cult to locate. The puma is an epicure,
and the sheep it selects are the fattest
and juiciest of the flock. To get them,
the panther must needs try several off
them so it happens that half a dozen
or more maimed animals are left be
hind after each visit of one of the big
One dav the sheepman who wrote tow
the Field" was informed by one of his.
gauchos that he had found a puma'a
den about two miles away on one of
the slopes among which the pumas had.
always escaped. Witn an old native
to superintend things the Englishman,
and some gauchos went to the slope,
and found the den as the gancho had.
resorted. The day was bitterly cold,
so they plied pick and spade with great,
vigor till the paws of a big puma were
seen, when o Derations ceased. Even,
the dogs did not dare to get to dose,
quarters, for the puma is a Jively and
effective fighter, having on more than,
one occasion defended helpless, un
armed men from jaguars, so Hudson,
the naturalist of La Plata, saya On
of the dogs fell into the cavity and
escaped a swipe of the puma's claws by
. TTr.w nxielia the dog WIS Sv
HIS SILVER JUBILEE.
Right Rev. L. M. Fink Celebrates rontitical
Blh Mara at iBworw,
Leavenworth, Kan., June 12. Right
Rev. Bishop Louis M. Fink, of Kansas
City, Kan.. celel rat
ed the 25th anni
versary of his con
secration in the ca
thedral here yes
terday, the serv
ices lasting thri
priests of the dio
cese .were present,
about 100 of .whom
were in the sanctu
ary dnring the pon
tifical hisrh mass
by the venerable
bishop. At noon a
banquet was spread
at Mount St. Mary's academy. Bishop
Fink received many' costly presents be
sides a bag of gold.
When Bishop Fink was consecrated
there were in Kansas 17 secular priests.
is relio-imis. 33 churches. 2 colleges, 4
academies, 14 parochial schools, 1 hos
pital and about 8,000 Catholics. To
day there are in tbis state l i- secular
priests, 65 relisrious priests, 285
churches, 14 chapels, 2 colleges,. 5
academies, 70 parochial schools. 2
orphan asylums, 4 hospitals and 70,000
CONVICTS FARMED OUT.
ThoM la tha Kansas fenlteatiary trill Stake
Chairs and Shoe. Litigation Tnreat
mcd. - I.ivEwni!Tii. Kan.. June 12. At a
meeting of the board of directors of
the Kansas penitentiary the labor of
190 was let by contract for a period of
six years. 1L S. Burr, who has a shoe
manufactory at the prison was awarded
40 men at 51 cents a day and C. P
Duff, of Arkansas City, was given 150
at 54 cents. Duff proposes to start a
chair factory and it is said is backed
by the Abernathy Furniture Co.. of
Leavenworth and Kansas City. The
Helmers Fnrnjtnre Co., - which has
been using convict labor for years, is
practically shut out, although they
claim their bids were higher than
Duffs. Litigation is threatened.
luck. : How to rescue the aog
question that was decided by a native.
The native lassoed one of the two- -paws
in sight nothing else of the ani
mal being In view. Then he got an
other noose around the same paw, and -hitching
both ropes to the pommel of a
saddle started up the horse. The
puma's body was a large one two feet
nine inches long but the horse had
all it could do to haul it out. Once out of
the hole it was easy to drag the animal,
to death by starting the . horse at a
full gallop, though the dogs nearly toro
the helpless beast to pieces.
Then came the New" England farmer
boy act. There were more pumas int
the hole, presumably young, and an,
armful of paja grass was set afire in.
ihe opening. A half grown puma came
out and went into a hole twenty yards,
away before a dog could say "Boor
The fire was allowed to burn ont and
the writer dropped into the den. He
gave one glance into the rear of the
place, then got right out again. Then
a carbine bullet killed a big female
that had remained in the hole. Two
young ones were captured, and the one
that went into the nearby cave waa
suffocated by a combination of gun
powder and sulphur. London Field.
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Lawrence, Kan., June 12. The
board of regents closed its meeting
yesterday. " Before adjourning the leg. I
islatnre was memorialized to erect a
bust of the late Gov. Robinson in Snow-
hall. Gov. Robinson was the first and
in manv respects the best friend the
university ever had.
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