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M. ft. GARDMKB, PablUhsr. BAXTER SriUNGS. KANSAS. THE WOELD AT LARGE. Summary of the Dolly News. WASHINGTON NOTES. The widow of General George II. Thomas died suddenly at Washington on the 25th. TnE President accompanied by Sen ators Edmunds and Ilawley and others left on the 26th for a three days' duck hunting trip to the mouth of the Poto mac and along Chesapeake bay. They went in Commodore Bateman's steam yacht Suroeon-Gexeral Hamilton, of the marine hospital service, has pre pared regulations to prevent the intro duction of leprosy into the United States. The Secretary of the Navy has adopted a new design for the flag of the navy, to take effect July 1, 1891. It will be applied to both the flag and the union jack of the navy and consists of a rectangular arrangement of the forty two stars. TnE Acting Judge Advocate-General reports 13,580 cases tried by army court martial out of a force of 2-5,000. The number of individual was 0,839, some being tried for more than one offense. TnE Senate Committee on Canadian Relations held a session in New York City on the 30th and listened to state ments of a Gloucester, Mass., fisher roan who advocated retaliation. Eras tus Wiman consumed the rest of the day with a plea for reciprocity with Canada, Rear Admiral Kimderly has been ordered home from the command of the Pacific station January 25. Commo dore George Brown will succeed him. One of the witnesses examined be fore the Ways and Means Committee recently was a glass manufacturer named MacBeth who wanted free trade. TUK EAST A New York judge recently set aside a verdict of $50,000 damages "for loss of a wife's affection," and in doing so remarked that "the finding was probably the result of an acute attack of that species of mental hysteria to which juries in sexual cases are pecu liarly liable." The option of $10,000,000 given to W. F. Sbinn on the coal mines of Monon gahela river having expired, Mr. Shinn, who represents New York capitalists, has asked for an extension of the option until July 1, when he thinks the sale can be effected. The operators are considering the matter. One house was wrecked, a steeple blown down and other damage done at Fall River, Mass., the other night by a storm. No one was hurt. A cave-in of large proportions oc curred at Plains, a suburb of Wilkes barre, Pa., recently, when, without warning, the surface of the earth settled and great holes appeared, some of them thirty feet deep. St Leo's Catholic Church was damaged, as were the par sonaga and several other buildings. By a collision between freight trains in a cut near Moyer station, below Scottdale, Pa., the other day both en gines and fifteen cars were wrecked and the train men all injured but not fatally. A BRANcn of the British Sailors and Firemen's Union has been formed in New York and increased wages will be asked January 14, when there will be a grand street demonstration. The 'long shoremen are with them. Ahono the recent deaths from la grippe was G. W. Swain, instructor of mathematics at Harvard College, and J. T. Coolidge, a bank president of Boston. Cnu Fono, a young Chinese mer chant has been arrested for swindling New Yorkers out of 120.000. Two hundred and fifty puddlers in one of Carnegie's iron mills in Pitts burgh have struck because the iron furnished was too strong. Tub ten or twelve Atlantic steam ships, belated by storms, arrived finally at New York, all well. A bad axle caused a wreck on the Philadelphia & Reading at Philadel phia the other night Seven lady pas sengers were hurt Nearly 800 New York policemen are laid up with the grip. Judge Dwiarrr, at Rochester, N. Y., on the 80th, upheld the constitu tionality of the law providing capital punishment by electricity. Alexander Hamilton, a grandson of the first Secretary of the Treasury, died at Irvington, N. Y., recently, aged seventy-eight years. THK WEST. The recent California rains proved especially disastrous to railroad prop erty. In places the tracks were eight een feet deep in water. Lena Scmrr, a poor woman of Omaha, Neb., deserted by her husband, has been terribly afflicted. She left her three children the other morning to go out washing when the house Inrned end, all three perished. One was A Labo three months old. The United States cruiser Charles ton went into service at San Francisco on the 26th. Ten cars of a Wabash freight train went down an embankment at Delphi, Ind. Three tramps were slightly hurt TnE four stamp clerks in the Chicago post-ofllce are very much worried over the unaccountable disappearance of stamps si uce last J uly. Every effort to solve the mystery has been a failure. In the Western College fire at Tole do. Iowa, the collection of curios of the late S. II. Thomson, of Chicago, was totally destroyed. It cost in cash over 1125,000 and was the property ot hi ; brother-in-law, Charles Mason, of Toledo, to whose wife it was be queathed. Not a single relic of the valuable collection was saved. Naniiize, an Apache Indian, who murdered Lieutenant Seward Mott, of the Tenth cavalry, on the San Carlos reservation March 10, 18S7, has been hanged at Globe, Ariz. JosErn Newman and Ernest Lorn berg stepped from a Chicago street car in front of a freight train the other evening. Newman died in two hours and Lomberg's case was critical. TmtEE new Bishop3 of the Roman Catholic Church were consecrated at St. Paul, Minn., on the 27th. They were Rev. John Shanley. of St Paul; Rev. James McGolrick,of Minneapolis, and Rev. Joseph R. Cotter, of Winona. By an explosion of sawdust in Schmitt & Co.'s show case factory, Cincinnati, three men were badly burned. Little damage was done. In a frenzied fit a farmer named Ma jor, living two miles north of Mount Vernon, Mich., recently killed his wife, his daughter and granddaughter. He wound up by hanging himself. Only fifteen of the one hundred so called lumpy-jawed cattle at Chicago were found affected. By a disaster on the Chesapeake & Ohio, near White Sulphur Springs, on the 2Sth, ten or eleven persons were killed and many injured. The accident was due to a broken axle. John Clark, an old, paralyzed farmer, met a horrible fate at Tykle's bath house, Kokpmo, Ind., recently. Tykle put the old man in a bath, leav ing the gas jet burning underneath, and went off on a spree. The old man was boiled to death before Tykle returned. Mrs. jANEEuwiNand her two daugh ters were asphyxiated at Oakland, CaL, recently. They were on their way to join their husband and father, who had a ranch in Ventura County, and were from Benton County, Mo. Ttieodore Gross, his wife, eight children and a visiting friend were burned to death in their home at Hurontown, Mich., early on the morn ing of the 29th. It was thought the awful affair was due to the intoxica tion of the parents, who had been to a dance the previous night Officer Halliiian, of Chicago, ar rived at the home of James Lenz, a peddler just in time the other evening to prevent Lenz hanging his wife. The rope was around the woman's neck. By the falling of a tree across a wagon near Muncie, Ind., the other day Allen Sanderson and one of his children were killed. S. E. Stephenson, son of Congress man S. M. Stephenson, of Menominee, Wis., died the other night. The Academy of Music, in course of erection at St Louis, fell recently. Fifty workmen had a narrow escape, only one being hurt A banquet was given Associate Justice Brewer at Leavenworth, Kan., on the 30th. The Justice.spoke glow ingly of the future of Kansas. Mbs. Addie Marquis, wife of Lieutenant-Gevemor-elect Marquis, of Ohio, died at Bellefontaine on the 30th. Mrs. Marquis was formerly a resident of Cincinnati. John Lowes, aged thirty-four years, has been arrested near Schell City, Mo., for abducting thirteen-year-old Mary Lockbart on Christmas day. The couple went to the Indian Territory Christmas night and were married there. THE SOUTH. The Governor of Texas had informa tion recently that a riot was threatened in Tyler County, and ordered nut the militia to aid the sheriff in keeping the peace. Clarksville, Tenn., was afflicted with a race riot on Christmas day. One colored man was fatally and an other seriously wounded. A veritable reign of terror existed at Jessup, Ga., the killed numbering ten and the negro Brewer's outlaw gang being hunted by armed parties of whites. By the giving way of a scaffold fifty feet from the ground on a new bank building in Baltimore, Md., three men fell and two were probably fatally in jured. Will and Calvin Odell, brothers, of Burnett County, Tex., charged with murder and robbery, were killed the other night by the deputy sheriff of Edwards County while resisting arrest Nine men were horribly and some fatally burned by an explosion of molten iron at the Mosher foundry, Dallas, Tex., recently. Tns jail at Barnwell, S. C, was raided recently and eight negro crim inals liken out nd shot to death. J aves A. Surra, a lawyer of Man- gum, urrer county, lex., was J-Uiea recently by the accidental discharge of revolver his friend, Walter r 'raker, was trying to Uke from his pocket UKKEaUU. Robert Gabrett, the demented ex president of the DL & Ow is again very 11L Dirnrxo a fog on the Clyde (Soot land) the steamer Covington came into collision with the steamer Queen Vic toria and the former sank. Five per sons were drowned. TnE London Stock Exchange was quiet during the week ended December 28, with the money market tight The Continental bourses were dulL The ex-Empress of Brazil is dead. Dox Carlos was proclaimed King of Portugal on the 2Sth. Em in Pasha was lately reported to be improving in health. Mr. Gladstone received 200 tele grams and 509 letters congratulating him upon his eightieth birthday. The earliest telegram to arrive was from the Prince and Princess of Wales. Clearing house returns for the week ended Decemlr 2S showed an average increase of 2.1 compared with the cor responding week of last year. In New York there was a decrease of 1.5. ATt!ii initial nprf.irmanr nf "JVvjn d'Arc" at Pari?, the funeral pyre in the j play became iguited and Sarah Bern hardt fainted, but was not injured. Queen Oloa, of Wurtemburg, was reorted suffuing from an attack of influenza. Ok ninety-one Socialists on trial for six weeks at Eberfeld, Germany, forty seven were acquitted of conspiring to disturb the public peace and the others were sentenced to imprisonment for from fourteen days to eighteen months. Bradstkekt reports 11,719 failures in the United States for the year 1SS9, with liabilities of 140,359.1 4 and as sets of f70,599,7G9. This is the largest number of failures and greater liabili ties than for any year in the past three years. The increase in the number of failures over lfcss is 1,132; increase in liabilities, t20,117,08S; increase in as sets, $8,599,858. Edward IIaxlan is out with a re ply to Jake Gaudaur in which the Cana dian says he will row Gaudaur a single scull race for from 2,000 to $5,000. the race to be rowed before next July. Dox Pedro continues utterly pros trated. The doctors have advised that efforts be made to rouse him by con versation, but he does not respond to any one s questions. A Papal Consistory was held on the 30th. The Pope delivered an allocution in which he emphasized his censure of the Government's Ecclesiastical Trusts bill and condemned the deposition of i the Bishop of Altamura, Italy. A disastrous fire occurred in the industrial schools at West nam, j near Lrnlon, recently. Twenty f ur i lives were lost The buildings were , almost totally destroyed. The Berlin Tageblatt claims to have ! positive information that Dr. Peters, ! the African explorer, and the members ! of his party are alive. THE LATEST. Tns Boston Daily Advertiser an nounces a reduction in its price from four to three cents. Todd Peck, telegraph operator on the Chicago & Milwaukee road, was killed at Decatur, Iowa, recently while assisting in switching. Mrs. Maky Bviitii, whose weight was 703 pounds, died in New York re cently, aged forty-eight While digging in the sand at Jack son, Tenn., four little children were buried by a fall of the bank. On y one was taken out alive. On the Panhandle road, near Kokomo, Ind., a collision tetween a freight and passengt r train occurred on the3;st Several of the trainmen were killed and injur d. Justice Lamab has notified a Rich mond, Va., committee that otherduties would prevent his delivering an oration in that city on Jefferson Davis and that he regretted it very much. Revenue returns indicate a surplus of 5.000,000 in the year's finances of the United Kingdom. A bum ob was current in Washing ton on the Slst that Mr. Randall's con dition was much worse. Inquiry at his house was answered by an emphatic deuial from his family. Mr. Randall was much better and was out of bed and attending to his correspondence. Tubb-j, the Western Union telegraph man, has been ordered by the Chicago court to answer the questions in the suit brousht by Telegrapher Randall for being blacklisted. The MassachussetU Tariff Reform League had a banquet at Boston on the Slst Roger Q. Mills and Edward Atkinson were the main speakers. Loud Salibbubt was one of the vic tims of la gripp. Gove um sient troops claim a com plete victory over the rebels in Salva dor. Ide remains of the poet Browning have been laid to rest in Westminster Abbey. Anottifb plot against the life of the Czar is reported to have been discov ered in St Petersburg. Englakd is preparingto bring press ure to be4r on Switzerland to induce that country to cease its persecutions oi the Salvation Army bands, most oi whom are English. Louis IlrrzLEB, errand boy for the Orange Judd Fanner, of Chiauro, ha? been arrested and has confessed hav stolen moner trum the paper's m til fi two months. . KANSAS STATE NEWS. Galas; to Work. . Secretary F. L. Baaa has issued the following call: Galtotos. Tea- IV. It rA sn-Tbe hoard of raxiaeer ataed for by the Dearer nwMmi ha reported to the Secretary ot War that Galvestoa la the asos saitahle plaee apoa the Tex roat tor the coastrwe tioaj of the deep harbor asked for; there fore rreudrat Man iastraets Me tr call the general committer together to aMet to Gal teMoB. Jaaaarjr M. I, at tea o'clock a. ax. la Utr parlor of taw Tmaoat IIoteLtoeoa aider the report aad prorido for farther carry tar oatof the Heaver resolutioan, I aat aaakiax arraaawaarau tor fiaasportatioa with every hope of sacct . Correspond w lib ar at Topeka. KasL. aatil December TK afterward at Irner. CoL. antil Jannarr 2. Toar presence ts earnestly desired at the sneetinr. limping to see joa there. I am, truly y vara. F. L l'asa. Secretary. Fatal riayfac of Santa Clans. C II. Long, of Wichita, a leading citi zen, w ho permuted Santa Clans at the first Christian Church entertainment Christmas ere. died a few boors after ward. His physician say the mask worn at the entertainment caused him to breath hiA air and bring on heart trouble. Jade Dstlrr"a Xteehdoa. An item is coin? the round of the press stating that Judge Frank Dostler. of Marion, had derided that a mortgagee could not buy property at a sberifTssale. under foreclosure1 proceedings. The fol lowing extract from a letter written by Jude Dwsller explains hi decision: IEB 5ijb Your of the 1Mb intant with cl:pp.n? from paper saying I hart derided nortarc could But boy tuortrard prop erty received. 1. "f course, did o de ckls a far as mortjaree of real estate tseoa censed. I dad deride that a coattle monxw could aot bay at hi own sale, where he bad refate-l competitive ; bid, and a here instead of selling in parrels. -he sold ia groos. alter br:ax rented by by-staadrT to sell in parrrb. and la sorb . eate he nuut account to mortgagor for Talue j OI pro perry ana no iu purcnate piicr simply. In this rase I probably Instructed . ..I haHmmAmiiIiI fk.a hn, at ti i own sale, bat ach instruction was intended ( to apply to the particular (acta of the rase. A few days alter this ra was tried the haprrme court decide!, so the syllaba reads, that a chattel mortgagee may buy at bis own sale, bat toe burden is upon him to show that such sale waa fair and bona fide, etc., etc. Shot by Ilia Owa Caa. A hunting party twenty miles west of Wichita, while chasing a jack rabbit, was startled by the explosion of a gun and John Dillman falling from bis horse, lie was accidentally shot in the side by his own gun. and soon afterward died. Asks For Tea. Kansas members hare introduced in Congress I'll for ten public buildings in the State. Mr. Morrill thinks Atchison is of sufficient importance to demand a public building, atw Mr. Anderson it similarly impressed with the claims of Salina. Mr. Perkins wants two new builoings in bis district one at Win field and the other at Arkansas City. Mr. Funston introduced a bill for a 330.000 building at Kansas City. Wel lington. Hutchinson and Newton, in Mr. Peters' district, each wants a public building. Mr. Kelley desires the en largement of the Topeka post-ofiice. and also will ask for a public building at Emporia. Aa Old Soldier KiUed. An old veteran stationed at the Leav enworth Soldiers' Home, named Alex ander Blackburn, was foully murdered and robbed in that city a few nights ago for a small amount o( pension money he bad on his person. Teachers Declare for Prohibition. The annsal meeting of the Kansas Teachers Association, held atTop?ka, was largely attended. The following resolutions were adopted: Wnutas, The Prohibitory amendment to the Constitution of Kansas has. by driring the saloon beyond her lx rders.bruur.bt hap piness anil comfort to thousands of homes, has brought thousands of sober, industrious peopla to as from other States and from other lands; has reduced crime and pauper ism ; baa made It easier for as to gorern and teach the children ot the Commonwealth, and ha derated Kansas to a plane of civil ization never reached by any other people in the history ot the world; therefore, Etao-'nsd, That we are now and forever op posed to a resubmission of the Prohibitory amendment; and that It is oar deliberate conviction that the Prohibitory amendment la as firmly embedded ia the Constitution of Kansas aad ia the hearts of her people as are the Thirteenth. Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments embedded In the Federal Ooa st I union, and la the hearts of the, American people. ATomlres. That the substance of the fore coins; resolution be telegraphed to every Stave Teachers Association bow ia scaaioa ia any part of lis United States. Wants Daasaaea. Mrs. Margaret Edwards, who, ia com pany with her husband, Alonxo Ed wards, was maltreated by a mob last summer at El Dorado on suspicion of having murdered and concealed the re mains of little Sadie Bloomer, has brought suit against D. B. Til ton. the leader of the mob. and fortf-ne of his followers for S25.0O& for injuries re ceived at their hands. Mrs. Edwards and her husband were brutally beaten by Til ton and his party, aad both were hung several times until life was ex tinct ia the effort to make them reveal the place where they had hidden the re mains of the child. The child was aft erward found on the door step of a Belaboring house totally uninjured. A Xew lasts rpriss. Articles of incorporation, announcing a capital stock of 400,000, hare been filed bv the Consolidated Land and Cat tle Company of Kansas City with the Secretary of State at Topeka. The cb jeet ot the company Is the breeding, raising, buying and selling of cattle and horses, and in connection therewith the buying, owning, holding, leasing aad1 selling of 1 estate throughout the . United Sri. ' i OWN SITES. IBmiptri rpaat la Balatioa to Okta basna Tawa Sitos. "Wabiiikotos, Jan. 1. Messrs. Stru We, of Iowa, Perkins, of Kansas, and Washington, of Tennessee, constitut ing the sub-committee of the House Committee on Tetritories. met yester day to consider the Oklahoma Town Site bill introduced b Judge Perkins December IS. They agreed to report the bill favorably to the full committee at its next meeting, and made but few changes in the original text The bill as agreed upon provides that three commissioners shall be appointed for each portion of the public lands settled upon and occupied as a town site under section 13 of the act of March 1 last; that the commissioners, wherever called upon by any of the oc cupants of a town site, and the money for the entry of such town site is furnished shall enter at the proper land-office at the minimum price, the land so settled and occupied, not ex ceeding one-half section for each town site, in trust for the use and benefit of the several occupants, according to their respective interests; that the commissioners shall be actual residents of Oklahoma; that whenever there is a contest between a homestead claimant and t!te occupant cf a town site for any portion of the tract sought to be entered, it shall take precedence of the ordinary business of the ofiice and be heard and determined as soon as prac ticable by the register and receiver of thedistiict, and if an appeal is taken to the General Land-office, it shall be made special and disposed of by the Commissioner as soon as the duties of his office will permit and so, also, if an appeal be taken to the Secretary of the Interior, that all town site applica tions heretofore filed in the proper land-office shall have the same force and effect as if made under the provis ions of this act, and upon the applica tion of the commissioners such town site entries shall be allowed in the name of the commissioners as trustees upon the applications therefor filed, but nothing in the act shall be con strued as extend ng the rights of the town sites or of impairing rights heretofore secured under existing law; that the compensation of the commissioners shall not exceed $6 per day; that the commissioners shall have power to administ r aths and to issue subpeei.aes; that the Seer tary of the Interior shall issue the necessary rules and regulations to the commissioners to be appointed, that th- re shad be re served to all religious organizations the lots now occupied by them, and that there shall be res rved to municipal con orations for parks and public buildings all unoccupied lands. The provisions of the act continue in ... . ... . force until uie legislative assciuluj that shall meet under the Territorial Government which may be established by Congress over Oklahoma Territory, shall make provision for the execution of such trusts and for town site entries, provided that all cases then pending shall be disposed of under the provi sions of this act TRAINMEN MAN G LEO. Fatal Railroad Wreck Near Kokomo, lad. Trainmen hnfler. Kokomo. Ind., Jan. 1. On the Tan handle r til way, one mi e north of the depot here yesterday morning, passen ger train N . 13, northbound, conductor Thomas Lamb, met train No. 14, south bound, In- crtre of v'onductor V. D. Nolan d, aid rnnning a out titty miles an hour. The two trains crashed to gether, totally demolishing the engines and burning the hngg-.tge car and coaches of the southbound train, which tumbled on top of the enginos. George Cunimings, engineer of No. 14, was buried in the wreck, and died immediately after being extricated. Tom McCullouch, engineer of No. 13, lies at the Clinton House here with his head crushed and can not live. Bag gagemaster J. Kerlin, injured in the back and bead, was taken to Galveston, where he died at nine o clock. Thomas Harber also was hurt seriously. Adams Express Messenger Giant was seriously though not fatally hurt about the body. Two men named Woods and Webb were badly hurt in the general mixup," but not fatally. A number of passen- optb in rrvA eoaenes were luuen m badly, but the Pullmans escaped, many of the passengers not being wakened. f adaw B rawer Banqueted. Lkatekwobth, Kan., Dec. 81. Last night the new Delmonico Ilotel in this city was crowded with 130 not able citizens from all parts of the State, the occasion being a farewell banquet in honor of Judge D. J. 15rer-., ihe new Associate Justice of the Jnited States Supreme Court At the conclusion of the gastronomic festivities lion. Thomas P. Fenlon, chairman of the committee, called Judge Crtrier to the toast master's chair. Judge Crozier returned thanks for the complimentary expressions of the chairman and took the post of honcr. It was past ten o'clock when the re and all of them were listened to atten tively. Itters of regret were received from Hoc C G. Foster. Governor Hum phrey, E. F. Simpson, Justice Johnson, of the Kansas Supreme Court, and Chief Justtco iTortoa.