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JOIJKlTATi. TUESDAY EVEXTXG. SEPTEMBER 11. 1891. CQLQSSALjnAUa -Gigantic Swindle Meant to Eake in $7,500,000. John C. Beatty of Texas in a Fair Way TO REAP THAT MUC1I. IIi3 Scheme Punctured Just in Time. New Toek, Sep. 11. According1 to alleg-ation-i contaiied in a complaint filed in the United States circuit court, Judge Laconibe will be called upon to-day to take action with the object of preventing" the continuation and final consum mation of what is characterized as the most colossal fraud in modern times. The chief actor in this schema ia John C. Eeatty, an Aiaerican, at present residing- in Texts. Ills victims in clude prominent Kew Yorkera and other residents of the United States and Canada, llow far the scheme has succeeded has not yet been deter mined, but one . victim, James II. Beatty, president of the German and Northwest insura jce company of On tario, Canada, and of the Federal life insurance company of Hamilton, Ont, swears he has lost 837,500, and it is charged that the goal of John C. Realty's ambition was to fraudulently obtain possession of 7,500,000. The complainants in the case in addition to James H. Beatty are James C. Aik en, lienjiimin 11. Doane and Leo AVormsercf New York. The defend ants are Frank A. Miller, Charles II. Dow, Samuel N. "Wood, Finis P. Earn est, Frank Church, J. II. Brown, Chas. "W. Kittredg-e, James V. Carlisle, Thomas J. O'Donnoll of California, and John C. Beatty of Texas, all directors or trustees of the Colorado lliver Irrigation company. The company was first organized on January 7, 1892, under the name of the Arizona and Sonora Land and Irrigation company, but the title was chana-od on January 9, 1893, to its present form. Its ostensible object was to carry on the irrig-ation of land iu California, Arizona, Lower Cali fornia and Mexico. Its capital stock was 87,500.000, divided into 150,000 shares of 4,50 each. According- to the complaint, how ever, the company was organized by John C. I'.eatty for his sole interest and benefit, and to enable hira to real ize $7,500, 000 on a tract of worthless land containing- 1, 300,000 acres on the Altar river in the province of Sonora, Mexico, to which, it is said, he did not even have a title. Having org-anized the company and obtained the issue of capital stock by alleged fraud a nd fictitious state nents, it is charg-ed, John C. Beatty went about negotiating- with the object of transferring the land to the company for the whole of its capital stock, or 7,500,000. The land formed part of what is known in Mexico as the Jecher concession, the meaning of which is not explained in the complaint, but it is charg-ed that John C Beatty had no title to it. The board of directors, it is charged, were then, as now, the mere tools find creatures of John C Beatty, ready and willing- at all times to tarry out his behests. The president of the board was Charles II. Dow, and by a vote of the majority it was agreed to transfer 250,000 shares of the stock to Join C lieatty for 57,500,000 as soon as it was possible to carry out the transfer. The direc tors being Mr. Beatty'a factotums, made no effort to investigate either the character of the land or the genuineness of Mr. Beatty's title to it. To further facilitate matters, Mr. Beatty's board of directors decided to appoint him manf ger, with exclusive control of the al?a rsof the company, s.t a salary of 0,000, while Frank A. Miller, concerned with Beatty, was elected vice president of the company and also given a salary of 80,000 a year, both of which transactions are charged to be illegal. The first actual transfer of stock was made on Jan uary 10 by the board of directors, when S4.CK0 shares were transferred to John C. Beatty on the basis of 560 acres of land, or one shafe for ten acres. John CX. Beatty himself pre sided at this meeting, and against the yrotests of James II. Beatty, a stock holder, it was agreed to issue 56,000 fchares of new stock. The known assets of the company did not exceed 840.(H). It had no bank account since last, October, and was obliged to g-ive .p its office at 60 Broad street, this city, last July, for non-payment of rent. Its ofilces in Philadelphia. "Wivshing-ton, Denver and other cities had previously been given ip, after the country for rnfles uround had been flooded with pros pectuses and pamphlets declaring the land an Eldoradc. The only place where the company now has an office is in Providence, I- L At the present time it is Impossible to ascertain how much money has leen paid into the company, but all that has been paid, it is declared, has pone into the pickets of John C Beatty. By an international agree ment the waters o! the Colorado river, except under certain conditions, can not be used for purposes of irrigation. Oklahoma Olvorc Dtoliloa. Pf.hp.t, Ok., Sept. 11. Much excite ment exists here over the decision of the supreme court; of Oklahoma, an nulling all divorces granted by pro bate judg-s since August 13, 1393. There has been :nore than 100 di vorces granted here. Among the number is that of William M. Bowles from Oetat ia Bowles of Vienna, Mo. Mr. Bowles is now city attorney of Perry. Under the decision many per sons are liable 10 prosecution for bigamy, having nmrried again. Vermont Election Returns. r.cn.xn, Vt., Sept. 11. P.eturns from all towns in tie state show the Republican majority to be 27,310, and the plurality 28,3 !. Ofiieial returns Will change these figures very little. The Daily iat Jou&SAi print 11 THE NEW TARIFF LAW. Beoretaxy Carlisle Kikea a K ailing on Section Moo, Washington, Sept. 1L Secretary Carlisle yesterday addressee, the fol- f lowing letter to Com m issiono r Jof In i ternal Revenue Miller: . "I have received your letter of the 5th instant, in which you inclose a telegram from Collector Wellborn of San Francleco, requesting to be in formed whether section 9 of the new tariff act prohibits the dilution or mixture of distilled spirits hi bonded manufacturing houses, or only the manufacture of distilled spirits from such dilutions or mixtures. In reply you are informed the department holds that the purpose of the para graph is the exclusion of the manu facture of alcohol of any form in bonded warehouses. No original 'al- ) cohol can be produced by any process tinder such bonds. The mixture of distilled spirits and the use of the same as component materials of articles manufactured in bonded warehouses are not prohibited,' but such spirits must bel introduced into the bonded warehouses aud not created therein." THE CROP REPORT. Condition of Cora 6 i. 4 Per Coct Against 69.1 a Month Ago. WASHJS-GTOjr, Sept. 10. The August government report, issued this after noon, made the condition of corn 03. 4 per cent against 69. 1 a month ago and 75.1 at harvest in 1303. The condition of corn in the princi pal states is: Kansaa 43, Nebraska 15, Iowa 40, Missouri 70, Ohio 70, In diana 60, Illinois 78, Wisconsin 51. The conditionof the entire wheat area is 83.7. The August condition of spring wheat was H7. 1, the July con dition of winter wheat S3. 9. No re port on winter wh?at was made in August. The condition of the entire area in September 1893 was 74 per cent The condition of wheat in the prin cipal states is: Michigan, 91; Indiana, 103, Illinois 101, Kansas 53, Nebraska 40, Missouri 91, Minnesota S t, South Dakota 32, North Dakota 74. California 83, Oregon 83, Washington G7, Tennes see 73, Kentucky 92, Texas i)2. Car Shop Committee at Lawrence. Lawrence, Kan., Sept. 11. The committee sent to Kansas to find a. location for co-operative car shops to be established somewhere in the state, arrived here last evening. The committee consists of Levi Myers, V. Wellman and C. O. Allen. The latter is the owner of valuable patents for sleeping cars, and it is for the manu facture of these that a location is sought. The gentlemen will look the situation over here and see what the citizens have to offer. Duty on Lead Ores. Washington, Sept. 11. The new tariff act contained a proviso that the rate of duty under the Mclvinley act should be imposed on lead ore or lead dross or silver ores containing lead when imported from countries impos ing an export duty thereon. The treasury department, in a circular states that Italy and Spain are the only countries affected. Japan, how ever, ia also aifected by a subsequent proviso relating to the duty on pig lead. Chargrea "With "Vtolafiae "l'ostal I,a-ws. St. Jospph, Mo., Sept. 11. Mrs. Susan A. Eddy, living in this city, was arrested last evening on a warrant sworn out by Mrs. Kate Godbey, charging her with intercepting and opening her mail. She was arraigned before United States Commissioner Pollock and her hearing set for this evening-. Mrs. Eddy has four children ranging from 6 to 21 years. Her hus band is at the Soldiers' home at Leav enworth. Chinese Transport Sunk. LosDor, Sept. 11. A dispatch re ceived here from Shanghai says ttat the Chinese transport Chean, while proceeding to Formosa with 1.-J00 troops on board, was wrecked in the Che-Tuug pass. A panic occurred on hoard when the steamer went ashore, but all the soldiers and the crew were lauded safely in her boats. There is no hope of saving the trail port. An Anti-Vaccination League. Chicago, Sept. 11. A number of Chicagoans under the leadership .of M. II. Uartland of Englevvood have formed the Chicago anti-coinpulscry vaccination league, which proposes to oppose with all its might the cus tom of vaccination. Compulsory vac cination will be the immediate object against which the organization will direct a crusade. .A Diamond Ripper Nipped. St. Locis, Mo., Sept. 11. James Bryant, alias J. C. Borton, with sev eral other names, has been arrested here for diamond nipping. He hs said to be one of the most expert thieves in thi line in the country. Bis; i ire In Minneapolis MnfNEAPOLi,i, Minn., Sept. 11. At 1 o'clock this morning the old city mar ket on Bridge square, a land mark of the city, ia in flames and will be a total loss. The steamer Ilaytiene Republic, which was held in libel by Uncle Sam over a year ago for smuggling, has been sold at Portland for $15,0u0. Rudy's Pile Suppository is gaaranteed to cure Piles and Constipation, or money refunded. DO cents per box. bt nd stamp for circular and free sample to Martin Rudy, Lancaster, Pa. For sale by all Erstclaas druggists, and in Topeka by W. K. Kennedy, corner Fourth and Kanjas avenue. Your Blaod a Your Life. Without good blood coursiag through your veins you will soon look, wrinkled and dried 'up. A few dasej of Beggs' Blood Puriaar and Blood Maker will change your whole system, giv.ng you a healthy, fresh and youthful appearance. Sold and guaranteed by your popular druggist, W. It Kennady. What are by new fall goods, 610 Kansas ave. Prescott & Co. will remove t 113 West Eighth this monta. VAIJT BIG ME State Officials of Mississippi to Be Arrested. Charged With Violating United States Statutes, IX. ISSUING $200,000 Of Mississippi Special Warrants in Imitation of Money. Jackson-, Miss., Sept. 11. Warrant were yesterday sworn out for the arrest of the following- stata ofScers of Mississippi: J. M. Stone, governor; W. W. Stone, auditor, and J. J. Evans; state treas urer. William J. Burns, special agent of the secret service bureau at Wash ington, who has been here for the past two months on the special war rant case, has made affidavit before Commissioner L. B. Mosely, charging them with violating section 5,430 of the revised statutes of the United States in issuing 200,000 Mississippi special warrants, charged to be in the similitude of United States currency. The warrant was placed in the hands ot United States Marshal J. McNealy. Auditor Stone appeared before the commissioner and entered into per sonal recognizance for $1,000 for his appearance at the November term of the circuit court, waiving examina tion. The warrants have not been served on Governor Stone, who was officially engaged, nor on State Treasurer Evans, who is out of the city. They will be served on the governor to-day and on the treasurer when he returns. The affidavit contains three charges conta:ning each of the three denominations of warrants with a photograph print of both the front and back of the same. These charges allege that on the 15th day of June, 1894, the aforesaid men tioned state officials did unlawfully and feloniously at Jackson, Miss., and not by direction of any proper officer of the United States, print, photo graph, make and caused to be printed, photographs, prints or impressions of the likeness of national bank currency of said United States. The state officers have been expect ing these proceeding-s for several days and were not therefore the least sur prise 1 when served. They appeared not al all disturbed and are sanguine of the successful termination of the issue. The first demand made by the United States government was a few days ago, when Special Officer Burnes demanded the canceled plates from which the warrants were printed. His demand was refused. lie wired the result to Washington and re ceived instructions to swear out war rants for the arrest of the officials. Governor Stone was seen, and said the state officials had no purpose to violate any United States law, and that he did not believe that such law had been violated; that the matter was now to come before a court for which he had the greatest respect and in which he had the utmost con fidence. He did not, therefore, care to publicly discuss the matter. United States Senators G. Z. George and A. J. McLaurin and ex-Chief Jus tice J. A. P. Campbell have been re tained by the state officials to defend them. 31AINE ELECTION. Eepnblicaoi Carry the State toy the Lamest Majority In its History. Augusta, Me., Sept. 11. Returns from over 100 cities and towns indi cate that the state has re-elected Gov ernor Cleaves (lie publican) over Charles F. Johnson (Democrat) by a majoriy which will exceed 47,000, the largest in the history of the party. The Republicans have carried every county in the state audit is estimated that the legislature will have a working Republican majority of 125, which insures the re-election of Sena tor William P. Frye. Thomas B. Reed has been re-elected to congress by a plurality estimated at 10,000. Nelson Uing-ley", Seth H. Milligan and H. Boutelle are also re-elected to con gress by majorities ranging from 6,000 to 9,000. The total vote will probably exceed 110,000. COMPTROLLER'S IlEPORT. A Very Large Increase Shown In the Volume of Business TrftORacted. Washington, Sept. 11. The annual report of the comptroller of the cur rency was made public yesterday. It is a record of the work of the comp troller's office, and shows the total number of accounts, claims and cases settled during the fiscal year endinjj June 30 last was 33,465, involving 5280,602,002. By comparing the work of this office for the past three fiscal years, an increase in volume of bus iness since 1891, in round numbers, of S104.000 000 is shown, with an increase in the last fiscal year of 84,000,000. Short in Her Account. Ottawa, Kan., Sept. 11. Mrs. Z. T. Clayton, formerly Mrs. Waller, and administratrix of the estata of her late husband, Waller, was arrested yesterday afternoon at the instance of her bondsmen as she was taking the train for Chicago to join her hus band. It was found she was short in her accounts Saturday, and she was arrested, but promised to pay up yes terday. She did not do so and was at the depot when arrested, the second time. Her action is a surprise to all who know her. Gronnd to Pieces by a Train. PrnsBUEO, Pa., Sept. 10. Mrs. Eleanor Scott, 70 years old, of Mary ville, Mo., accidently stepped from the vestibule of an incoming train and was ground to pieces. It was her daughter's bridal tour and the party was coming to this city to see the en campment and visit relatives. Subscribe for the Daily Statu Jocksai. TOO MUCH WATER. Western Kansas Iafiictad With Clod Soakers aad Gaily Washers. Gabdek City, Kan., Sept. 1L West ern Kansas is groaning under the unusual affliction of muddy roads and too much water. Heavy rains have fallen at intervals the past week throughout this region and the ground is thoroughly soaked. Asa re sult a very largely increased acreage of wheat will be sown- The moisture in the ground is believed to be suffi cient to start the crop and carry it until spring rains set in, judging from past experiences. OuTHRnc, Ok., Sept. 11. A heavy rain fell here last night and to-day, putting an end to the drouth and causing the temperature to fall near ly fifty degrees. Six miles north of here, at Lawrie, a cloudburst did a great amount of damage, washing out the railroad track and carrying away a frame church. Much other damage is reported further north. RRIEFS BY WIRE. To a family at New Orleans has been born a babe weighiDg only nine ounces. The search for the missing Dr. Conkling at Stone Lake, Ind., has been given up. Ed. Shuey of Logansport, Ind., eloped with his sweetheart and took j her mother alon-, The steamer Aurania will take out 50,000 ounces of silver and 40,000 Mex ican dollars. An anti-crime vigilance committee has been organized in the Sand Hills country of Nebraska. Secretary J. Sterling Morton is be ing talked of as a Democratic candi date senator from Nobiaska. Professor Ilenrioh Karl Brugfen, the distinguished philologist and Egyptologist, is dead, aged us years. A aispatcn irom uenoa announces the death l u that city of Baron Er well known German lander. the I banker. i It is said that Japan has agreed upon S750.000 as the sum sufficient to pay for blowing up the Kow-Shing. In an attempt to wreck a saloon at Elmwood, Ind., the barkeeper, James McDermott, shot and killed one man and wounded another. In Piedmont, Ala., two members of the family of Ed S. Downs have died from drinking water out of a poisoned i well, while two more are not expect- ed to recover. j In New Bedford, Mass., the City j mills have started up at the old rate of wages. About 250 operatives re sumed work. There is no other change in the strike situation, i ' Emma Aumann, the common-law wife of Billy Piimmer,' the champion bantam weight pugilist, committed suicide at the Coney Island hotel. Colonel W. E. Haynes has declined the nominrtion for congress from the Thirteenth Ohio district, tendered him by the Democratic convention held at Sandusky September 4. Link Waggoner a noted desperado of North Louisiana and Eastern Texas, was shot to death in the parish jail at Minden, La., by a mob. In numerable murders are laid at his door. Forest fires are raging in Morrison and the northern part of Benton counties, Minnesota. Much timber is being destroyed, aud large crews of men are fighting to protect the lum ber interests. In Pittsburg, Pa., the Prison War dens' association of the United States is in session, with wardens from all the prominent penal institutions in the country in attendance. Prison discipline was the principal topic of discussion. An explosion of eras occurred in No. 4 slope of the Pennsylvania Coal com pany at Pittston. Pa. One hundred miners at work had a narrow escape. All got out, however, witn the excep tion of Superintendent Bryden. The pope is said to have expressed a wish to arrange the troubles be tween China and Japan, but was pre vented by France, who feared that the intervention of the church would undo the work France was carrying on in the East. The disaster to the Paris and Cologne express train at Apilly be tween No'on and Chauriy Sunday was more serious than at first supposed. From 40 to 60 were killed or injured. Twelve dead bodies have been taken from the wreck. In Chicago Colonel Thomas Jeffer son Dolan, the well-known Demo cratic politician, was found wander ing about the streets in a dazed con dition, and was taken into custody by the police. Dolan had forgotten his own name, and will be examined by the insane court. The New York Constitutional con vention, in committee of the whole, adopted a resolution changing the term of governor and lieutenant gov ernor from three years to two years, and providing that in all cases the state engineer shall be a practical civil engineer. In Newark, N. J., 500 cloakmakers belonging to the order of United Gar ment Makers of America quit work, and twenty-two shops were compelled to close. The men assert that they are compelled to work eighteen hours a day, and the strike is to feecure a reduction to ten hours. The American Society of Irrigation Engineers is holding its second an nual convention in Denver. The fol lowing officers have been elected: President, James P. Maxwell; vice president, E. M. Boggs; secretary and treasurer, John S. Titcomb; directors, G. W. Anderson, Samuel Fortier and James D. Schuyler. Ex-Governor Zulic of Arizona is in Washington, and has written a letter to the president vigorously opposing the removal of Chief Geronimo an i his Apaches from Mount Vernon Bar raeks in Alabama, where they are now confined, to their former reser vation in Arizona. Just as the congregation was leav ing the Mount Pleasant church at Foxtown, Ky., William Sixsmith stepped up to the organist, Mrs. Jones, and fired two shots at her from a pistol. Only one bullet struck her, but her corset stays saved her life and she was only badly frightened. Sixsmith escaped. No cause is known for the attempted murder. WHEELS TO BEST BY HOTJB AND DAT. IMPERIAL, ALUMINUM, WAVEKLY, L0VELL DIAMOND. Repiirs. mum a TOWMSESD&K 0) L 9 ft AT 527 KANSAS AVENUE. ) g - - ASH FOR EXACT SIZE Favorite lan-oent Cigar. Bold by all first-class All Bmlsm Branches. HO ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR HOOKKEEl'INO A3VI I KNM ANiSTI I P IN CONSKCTIOlf WITH 8UUKIUANU C O V 111 K. Sjpeelal attention to Oracle utiia BO Writing Lnxial ftll.OO. KINLEY & t3TSpeclal 424 AND 42 0 JACKSON STREET, TOl'EKA, KANSAS. Ttlioatha equilibrium between the Nervous ftnd Muscular Systems ia destroyed, dise.-;o 13 the direct result, aad the remedy tiiat will ba most etaoacioua la the one that will convey to the exhausted cerre tissues the reviTifyiiiK and vitalizlcs; airenta normal to their reconstruction auch. a remedy Is f srVjcV5 TV c "'"''IS. - f V.. ' vAv. , rr, J. 7 rOIt SALE BI AIT, Price $1.09 per Kottle, 6 liottles $5.00, HERVE TONIC KANSAS 825 If yon wish to buy or rent a first class new or second-hand Piano or Organ, upon the most favorable: terms, call upon us. tjgREPAIRING SOLICITED. UW y y For a short time, In order to make room for our winter's make, the Gas Company will deliver coke at the fuMotVia greatly rrtduend rale, viz: Lump coke at 4.00 pur ton of fifty buslieU, and crushed coke at $5.o0 por ion. As to tho value of tliis coke, espeC'Uy for furaacei an 1 laeiurnors. we have on iy to refer to those of our citi zens who are already faniliar with its use. Kow Is tho tlma to get la your wiuter'a supply at a litue over hail price. EXCELSIOR COKE AND GAS COMPUm, Corner 5th and Kansas Ave. HARVEST EXCLUSIONS. IUw Kates to the South, North-east, and Southwest, via BOCK ISLAND ROUTE. On September 11th, 25th and October 9tb, we will sell Uarvest Excursion tick eta to all points ia Texas, Indian aud Ok lahoma territories, Tennessee, Mississip pi, Louisiana, Arkansas, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, at the low rate of or:e fare for the round trip, plua two dollars. Tickets will be good for re turn, with stop over privileges. For further information, reservations etc, call on or address II. O. Garvkt, City Ticket and Passenger Agent HI. Joe Fair and Races. One fare, $2.33, for the round trip. Tickets on Bale September 9 to 15; pood returning until September 17. Two train each way daily, via Kock Island Route. . Silver Leaf vinegar remains In the front. It is the best table and pickling vinegar. Ask your grocer for it and take no other. It ia the cheapest. it. one - - - JS) PERFECTION dealers. Mgf. by Geo. BurKhart. S01 Kas. Ave. Shorthand aad Type writing-. L. H. STRICKLCR. V. T. IATJAW. LANNAN, MAXD 1-aCTCKEitB OF Carriages, jPliaotoiic, BUGGIES, W Spring Wagons, 6zo. orders and repairing promptly attended to. RESTOgATIW; IX I A NEVER-FAILING V) HEMEB1T for Sleeplessness, Neural Meian.cb.oly, Spasms, Z ' Irretuiar Heart Beat, St. Vitus' Dance, Hysteria, Back Ache, neadaclie, Worry, Despondency, Nervous ness, Female Irregulari ties, Hives, Heart Burn, Cramps, Heart Failure, Nervous Prostration, Dia betes and Epilepsy. Thousands have tetifld, without solicitation, to the effi cacy of this tnedicine. IKADINO DIllGGISTS. 12 for $10.00, Delivered Express raid. CO.. Kansas City, Mo. u u, AV-SIJUJE. am D tt. J f'slrsnil Ilareis. One fare, f2.85, for the round trip. Tickets on sale September 9 to 15; good returning until September 17. Two trains each way daily, via Ilock Island Route. Mr. Harry E. Overholt, late toller of the Kansas National bank, lias taken charge of the Rock Island City Ticket office during the absenco of Mr. II. O. Garvey, and will be pleased to see Lis friends at 001 Kuns. ave. I want to give away 4.000 bunches o, chewing gum to the school children, so this week every purcraser of 10c worth of school supplies gets free a 6-ceut package of chewing gum. Trouf's "Entebphise. Can Von Think Of an appropriate name for a new brand of 10c cigars? Send in your thoughts and if vour suggestion is selected, you will re ceive the first box of 100 of the new brand of cigars. Ail names must be m before Sept. 15. Geo. Bi-kohart, bOl Kansas av&. t7 CONROi. BROS U Via-' L.mi L.