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ML H. GARDNER, FnblUhcr. BAXTER SrSIMGS. . . . KANSAS. TED WOULD AT LAEGE. Summary of the Dally News. COXQRESSIOXAL. Am passing several unimportant bills on the nth the Senate took up the resolution of Inquiry to the recent killing of a deputy marseal (W. B. Saunders) In Worlds, and Senator Paaoo continued hli remarks, to -which Senator Chandler replied. Senators Call and Hawley also took part In the dis cussion. The resolution calling on the At torney -General for the faots was then adopted. Senator Blair then talked on his Xduoatlonal bill until adjournment.... In the House Mr. Morrill (Kan.) presentod the conference report on the Senate bill to Increase the pension of help less soldiers. The agreement makes the proposed Increase take effect from the date of passage of the bill or the Issue of surgeon's oertifloate. Mr. Morrill explained Chat the bill Involved an expenditure of SMOiOOO or 100,000 for this year. The report -was adopted. xne world's rair dmis inen came up as the special order and members poke until adjournment The claims of Washington, New York, Chicago and St Louis were urgently advocated by friends of each olty. Th Senate on the Slat agreed to the con ference report on the bill to Increase the pensions of totally disabled soldiers. After swTeral bills bad been reported and placed on the calendar the Senate proceeded to con sider the Bouse Oklahoma bill for several hours. A number of bills for publlo build ings were then passed, among them for a building at Kansas City, Mo., M.MO.OOO; Atch ison and Emporia, Kan., each $100,0)0, and Sallna, Kan., 1123,000. Adjourned until Mon day. ...The entire day In the Bouse was de Toted to speeohes on the World's Fair bill, different members again advocating In flow ery langUHge their favorite cities. Pension bills were considered at the evening seosion. When the Senate met on the 24th Senator Chandler rose to a question of privilege and offered a resolution censuring Senator Call, of Florida, for objectionable language used In debate on the question of the assassina tion of a deputy United Statea marshal In Tlorlds. After both Senators had spoken the resolution went over. The Blair Educa tional bill was then taken up and further febated, and after passing several bridge Allls and an executive aession the Sen ate adjourned.... The Bouse devoted the entire session to voting on, the choice of location tor the World's Fair, the galleries being crowded with Interested spectators. The first ballot resulted: Chi cago, lis ; New York. 72; St LouW, 81; Wash. Ington, 86; Cumberland Gap, L Seven bal lots were taken resulting in no choice but on the eighth ballot Chicago was chosen, the Tote being, Chicago, 157; New York, 107; 8t Louis, ; Washington, 19. The result was greeted with a thunder of applause, and amid the uproar the Bouse adjourned. In the Senate on the 25th among the bills placed on the calendar was one to authorize the purchase of gold and silver bullion and the Issue of treasury notes In payment there of, it directs the purchase of sliver bullion to the amount of $1,500,000 a month and as much gold bullion as may be offered and the Issue therefor of treasury notes, and re peals the lew directing the coinage of 2.C00, 00 sliver dollars per month. The Chandler resolution in regard to Senator Call was then taken up and Senators Call and Chandler In dulged in a bitter personal tilt Debate on the Blair Educational bill occupied the re mainder of the session. ...In the House a bill passod authorising the substitution of a draw for the pontoon bridge at Leaven worth, Kan. The Okluboma bill was con sidered in Committee of the Whole until ad journment WASHINGTON NOTES. President Harrison returned to "Washington on the 21st, and at once re sumed his duties at the White House. Secretary Proctor has issued an or der directing that the National Federal flag in use in the army and navy con sist, after July 4, 1890, of forty-two white stars in the six rows of seven stars each in a blue field. The Secretary of the Treasury recently sent to the House of Representatives a letter from the Secretary of War asking for 00,000 to supply a deficiency in the appropriation for artificial limbs sup plied to pensioners for the year ending June, 1890. The Secretary of Agriculture has is sued the usual Quarantine order to the managers and agents of railroad and transportation companies in regard to the transportation and handling of Texas cattle, directing that no cattle are to be transported from the infected area to any portion of the United States ex cept in accordance with the usual regu lations, which are to remain in force from March 15 to December L Akdbew Carnegie gave a dinner to the members of the International Amer ican Congress at the Arlington Hotel, Washington, on the 25th. THE EAST. Andrew Carnegie's free public li brary at Allegheny City, Pa., was for mally opened on the 20th by President Harrison. At Adamsbnrg, Pa., William Stewart jras instantly killed and his wife and two children seriously injured and Wil liam Crock and William Stemtx were perhaps fatally injured. Stewart had placed a frozen stick of dynamite in the kitchen oven to thaw out Fiex at Fortieth street. New York, on the 23d destroyed the Eagle wire works and other property. Loss, 8120,000. Broker George H. Pell, the alleged New York bank wrecker, has secured bail and has been released from jaiL Two prominent ladies of Newark, N. J Mrs M. E. Tyler and Mrs. C E. Ty ler, were killed recently in a runaway. Another lady was Dacuy nun. Six Catholic pupils in the Plttsfleld. llass , high school were lately expelled for refusing to study certain chapters in history obnoxious to them. Tiik works of the Merrlmac glove factory at Warren, N. H., were de strojel by fire recently. Loss, M0, 000. Tux funeral of the late Jobn Jacob Aster t73 held la New York on the 35th. ' TUB WEST, -. There was a serious fire in Toledo, O., on the morning of the 21st, breaking out in Breckinridge's fruit can lactory, Loss. SI 50. 000; insurance, one-half. An English syndicate, it is said, is ready to pay 800,000,000 for the union Stock Yards, Chicago. Thx buildlnir contractor, Thomas Kavanarh. a member of camp ISA, Clan na-Gael, accused of being implicated In attempts to bribe possible jurors on the Cronin trial, has been acquitted. The Schneider Bros, and Vorce & Bleo breweries at Springfield, 0., have been sold to an English syndicate, to take el feet May 15. Charles Schneider, who is a practical brewer, Is to be supertn tendent of the two breweries. Two bridges and many culverts have been destroyed by a heavy rainfall In Central Ohio. pRorERTT owners of Dubuque, la., do not fear the proposed suit of the heirs of Jullen Dubuque to obtain possession of the site of the city on an old claim. There have been two bad accidents with engine and snow plows in Cali fornia. Near Sisson there was a collision of the engines caused by a coupling breaklnir. Several of the laborers were killed. At Cape Point mills, five loco motives wore wrecked. Two men were killed and two injured. The jury in Bishop Dubs' case at Cleveland, O., returned a verdict of guilty. He was suspended from office until the meeting of the general confer ence in September, 1891, when the case will be reopened. The Gebhard Paper Company, of Buf falo and Detroit, has assigned; assets and liabilities unknown. The Toledo (O.) Pump Company's works have been seized by the sheriff. The failure is total One thousand miners of the Central Coal Company, of Springfield, 111., recent ly quit work because not paid the wages due them. Michael McDonoghue, aged fifty, discovered a railroad rail which had been placed across a railroad track at Akron, O., reoently. A train was in sight and he only had time to lift one end and drag it from the track when the engin struck the other end. The rail was dashed against his head, crush ing his skull and killing him. Jeremiah O'Donnell was found guilty at Chicago of attempting to bribe the Cronin jury. He was sentenced to the penitentiary for three years. Northern Montana is experiencing a boom on account of discoveries of gold mines. An actor named Duncan C Harrison was stabbed recently by another actor at the door of the Standard Theater, Chicago. A heavy overcoat prevented the knife wound extending as far as Harrison's heart A recent report from Topeka stated that there existed a secret political so ciety, with branches all over Kansas, membership in which could only be ob tained by those of negro blood, which proposed to found a negro State, in which the white man would bo tolerated as a necessary evil, but to whom no po litical honors would be given. Fire in Cheney, Wash., the other night destroyed a block of business houses. Rev. Father Stephen, tho well known Catholic missionary, has arrived at Jamestown, N. D., from Washington en route to the Turtle mountain Indian reservation. He is commissioned by Miss Drexel, of Philadelphia, to inves tigate the reports of destitution among the' Indians on that reservation and to supply them, if necessary, with food and clothing. Fifty thousand dollars damage was done to the Globe building in Dubuque, Iowa, by fire the other day. Piatt Bros., clothiers, lost 830,000. A heavt storm tho worst of the win ter was lately reported prevailing over Montana. Cattlemen were uneasy. There was a terrible storm at Lake Tahoe, Nev., on the 25th. Small craft were broken to pieces and the wharves severely shaken and made almost un safe. The force of the wind was such that trees, houses and wood-piles were blown to pieces. The snow drifted along the road, covering station houses and burying logging camps. The county court house and jail at Vancouver, Wash., were destroyed by fire recently with most of the county records. Loss, 855,000. A shortage of 812,000 has been found in the accounts of Treasurer Flynn, of Custer County, South Dakota. THE SOUTH. F. A Walton, who absconded from Dallas, Tex., after stealing 835,000 from the Pacific Express Company, was run down at St Johns, N. B. Several of the money packages in his possession were found unopened. Hemingway, the supposed defaulting State Treasurer of Mississippi, has been exonerated after investigation. Rev. Henrt Dcncan, a white Free Will Baptist preacher, was hanged re cently at Ozark, Ala., for the murder of his wife. Twenty-one persons have been in dicted at Lafayette, La., for conspiracy in connection with their acts as regu lators. By the explosion of a boiler In James Turner's saw mill at Buther Glen, Vs., the other day, three men were killed and six wounded. The tobacco factory of Cameron Jt Si ser, Richmond, Va, was burned recent ly. Loss, 8250,000; insurance light Two prominent ' Louisville doctors were recently captured while robbing a grave in that city and taken to prison. A negro who was with them and tried to escape was shot dead. ' GENE RAX. Business failures (Dun'i report), fof the seven days ended February 20 num bered 271. 1 For the corresponding woek of last year the flgurea were 270. w Tna Congo Free State has empowered the Belgian Anti-Slavery Society IrJ send an expedition to Africa to assist in suppressing the slave trado. Tub sentence on the Duke of Orleans has been commuted and he has been banished from France. A Government bill has been intro duced in the Relchsrath to extend the boundaries of Vienna The measure will double the population of the city. Fourteen bodies of infants were found recently in Warsaw, Poland, after the burning of an establishment kept by a woman named Skoblinska. The infant King of Spain took an other sick spell on the 23d. Clearing house returns for the week ended February 23 showed an average increase of 5.0 compared with the cor responding week of last year. In New York the increase was 4.S. The French Senate by a vote of 178 to 107 has passed the bill providing for summary proceedings against newspa pers publishing libels on Government officials. By decree of the Popo the Lenten fast has been abolished this year. The cause was said to be on account of the influenza. The Russian Government has taken a step toward alleviating the condition of prisoners. It has purchased a steamer to convey prisoners on their way to Siberia down the Volga instead of send ing them down on the old barges, which made the voyages a terrible cruelty. Sixty of the King of Dahomey's war riors were killed in an unsuccessful at tack on French posts at Kolonon, Senegal. The Law and Order League of the United States, in session in Toronto, Ont, has decided to change its name to the International Law and Order League and admit Canadians. Emin Pasha recently wrote a friend at Berlin that he declined the Khedive's offer of the Governorship of Eastern Soudan, with his residence at Suaklm, and that he was resolved to return to Wadelal and reconquer that country for Germany. By the explosion of a barrel of powder in a suburb of Havana, Cuba, thirty workmen were more or less injured. A dispatch from Warsaw, Poland, stated that seventy murdered bodies of infants were found on tho premises of Skoshkl, whose house was recently burned. Three fishermen of the schooner Marlon Grimes were washed overboard on the 2l8t and drowned off Newfound land. Young Abraham Lincoln was believed to be dying at London on the 25th. The specialists, who had been in consulation on his case, wero hopeless oi his re covery. The Canadian House of Commons re cently defeated a resolution to place on the free list all grains and seeds not grown in Canada. THE LATEST. Representatives of all the manu facturers of rubber goods in the United States met at New York recently. Tho formation of a trust was discussed, and it was stated that the details of the agreement will soon be completed. It was said that no raw rubber was being gathered in Para, and that the price of rubber must shortly advance very sharply. Albert Pollatz Gallatin, son of Albert Gallatin, who was Secretary of the Treasury under Madison and one of the earliest and greatest American financiers, died at New York on the 20th in his ninety-first yoar. The Russian Government has taken vigorous measures to prevent the spread of cholera into the Empire. It was feared that the reported cessation of cholera in Messopotama, if indeed the diseaso had abated there, was merely temporary. A late dispatch from rew loric stated that an English syndicate, repre senting $23, 000,000 was making an effort to form a school book, trust in this coun try, and had thus far been given an op tion on six of the largest school book publishing houses in America. By tho terms of the will of John Jacoo Astor St Luke's Hospital receives 8100,- 000, the Metropolitan Museum of Art $50,000, the New York Cancer Hospital $100,000, the Astor Library 8450,000, . .nxander Hamilton 830,000 and James i.timons Armstrong 830,000. All the residue and remainder of his estate goes to his son, William Waldorf Astor. The executors are William Waldorf Astor and Charles F. Southmayd. The Ohio House of Representatives has passed the redisricting bill, giving the Democrats fifteen out of the twenty- one Congressional districts. M. B. Wright has been renominated for Congress in the Fifteenth Pennsyl vania district TnE French Government has accepted the invitation of Germany to take part in the Berlin labor conference. William Steinway, the noted New York piano manufacturer, has sub scribed 820,000 to the Chicago World's Fair. - Abraham Lincoln,- the only son of Minister and Mrs. Lincoln, died on the 26th at London. Senator Chandler presented a peti tion in the Senate from Union County, Ark., representing that at the State election there in WSS a systematic reign of terror prevailed. After which twenty six pension and private bills were passed. In the House the contested election case from West Virginia was discussed. AiNGRY ELEMENTS. Parts of Tennessee and Arkansas Swept By the Wind. An Enormous Hody or Earth Blips la to the Ohio River-Trees and Bowlders Carried Away. Memphis, Teniu, Feb. 27. A wind storm of cyclonio proportions, accom panied by hail and rain, swept over this section of the country Wednesday, do ing an immense amount of damage to property. The storm in Memphis was severe, but no material daruuge was done. At UrowDSvlUe, Tenn., fifty-six miles northeast of this city, tho storm broko while the people were asleep. It came from a southwesterly direction and was preceded by a rumbling noise, which lasted a fow seconds. Rain fell in torrents, vivid lightning flashed across tho lurid skies, and heavy thunder added to the wind's terror. Almost every building on tho public square was un roofed, causing great damage by water to the slocks of goods, whllo scores of residences were dismantled. The busi ness houses that suffered most were as follows: King's hardware store, Mann's opora house, Hughes' photograph gal lery, Jlrewcr's grocery store, Hotchkiss A. Lyle's dry goods, Scott Lord Jt Glass' drug stare, Fannin fc Thomas' grocery, Winston .v. Wildcr'sdry goods and tho cotton compress. Tho Jewish syn agogue, the Methodist Church, the Bap tist Forualu College and the court house were also unroofed and otherwise dam aged. The loss will exceed 850,000. The only life reported lost is that of Mrs. James Cooper, tho wifo of an en gineer. A tree fell across the house, crushing It in, killing her and badly in juring two of her children. At Kcathley, Tonn., the bank building of Winsley, Fisher Jt Haird was blown to splinters. Thirty-five persons were In the building at the time, of whom about six wore more or less Injured none fatally. Among tho injured wero: Goorgo Kitchnor, of Lowell, Mass.. head and thigh se verely bruised; E. O. Cross, of Proc torvillo. Vt, right leg crushed at tho thigh; George Thatcher, of Mlddlcs boro, arm broken, Dr. Hudgings, of Knoxvlllo, Tenn., severely injured in tho side and both legs and one arm broken. At Mariana. Ark., the new Christian church was "completely demolished, Lessor's cotton shed was blown away and the roofs of several other buildings were lifted off. About three miles west of town a negro school house with eighty-five children in it was blown from Its foundation, but no one was hurt The White river at Batesville, Ark., rose eight feet in a few hours, washing away culverts and delaying trains bad'y. Three houses wero blown down near Riverside and several buildings flat tened out in the southeastern portion of the county. The storm played havoc with tho en tire country between Hot Springs and the Ouachita river..- Many farm houses were torn lo atoms and the path of tho storm is one mass of wrecked timber. Large trees wuro uprooted and in many places tho roads aro completely block aded by fallen timber. It is not yet known whether any lives wero lost hut that there wero is more than probable, owing to the destruction of ao many farm houses. Considerable damago was done to buildings and fences at Little liw.U and at Alexander. Near tho latter placo a school house was blown down and nine children injured. KNOW AND RAIN STORMS. Chicago, Feb. 27.- Reports from Ash land, Oshkosh and Watortown, Wis., aro that a flcrco snow storm raged Tuesday, doing great damage by block ading railroads and street cars and freezing farm animals. A similar storm prevailed in Iowa Tuesday night. In Illinois, Indiana and Ohio Monday and Tuesday thoro were terriblo rain storms, and reports of damages are coming in from all sections. AtCanibridgo City, Ind., a cloudburst Monday night caused Martindale creek, near this placo, to rise so quickly that a woman and three children of the Hall family were drowned. T boy belonged to a party of gypsies onnampod near- the stteam. Tho bodies have not yet been recovered. At Carbondale, I1L, Monday night that place was visited by the heaviest rainfall that has occurred for tho last fifteen years. It rained incessantly un til noon yesterday. The lowlands are inundated and this will interfere with railroad travol. A tornado at Ilain bridge, fifteen miles east completely demolished the rcsidenco of J. B. Snyder. There were several inmates in tho house and all wen Injured, but none fatally Several buildings wero blown from their foundations and badly 'dam aged. An enormous body of earth, including several acres of surface of a hill w liicb rises abruptly from the Ohio river on the Kentucky side, opposite Lawreucc burg, Ind.. slipped into the Ohio river Tuesday with a frightful sound. The impact sent a high wae ,acros the river.' Trees and lioulders wore carriod away an if the hill had been upheaved by an earthquake At Anna. III., a severe rain storm, ac companied by thunder and lightning, began Monday evening and lasted until noon yesterday The streams aro swpl lou and tho lowlands flooded. KANSAS STATE NEWS Frank Sarin, at one time s leading real estate dealer of Wichita, was re- cently arrested and sentenced to three months in the county jail for wife beat ing. At the recent meeting of tho grand lodgo A. F. & A. M., of Kansas, held at Sallna, the following officers for the en suing year were chosen: J. C Postlo- thwait of Mankato, M. W. G. M.; A.M. Callahan, of Topeka, D. G. M.; D. B. Fuller, of Eureka, & G. W.; W. D. . Thompson, of Minneapolis, J. G. W.y Christian Beok, of Leavenworth, grand treasurer, and J. II. Brown, of Kansas City, grand secretary. It was voted to hold the next annual meeting at Fort Scott The Royal Arch Chapter elected -Henry C. Cook, of Oswego, grand high priest; M. M. Miller, of Clay Center, deputy high priest; J. C. Postlethwalt of Jewell County, grand king; Bestor G.. Brown, of Topeka, grand scribe; C Beck, of Leavenworth, grand treasurer;-. John II. Brown, of Kansas City, Kan., grand secretary. , T. R. Shirley, of Stevens, County, was lately in Topeka asking for aid for the people of that county. He said that owing to the poorness of the crops in: that county, which were small in spite of the abundanoe in most of the State,, and owing to the newness and poverty of tho country, the people there are in very needy circumstances. They are in want of both food and clothing. The State Mine Inspector has made an official report on tho Alma Company's - mine, which indicates that the venture Is going to prove valuable to the people of Eastern Kansas. The vein for which the company is sinking is at a depth of ' I. 8S5 feet is a first-class anthracite coal and rather above tho best Pennsylvania . anthracite. The vein is fifty-four inches thick, as shown by the drill, but is likely to prove six feet thick when, reached. Tns post-offioe at Maize was robbed the other night of 800 in stamps and 8250 in money. In the afternoon Phllip R. Linck and F. E. Ehrard were arrest ed at Hutchinson for the crime. The eldest son of Judge Hamilton, of El Dorado, recently, had his left arm shot off while hunting. The muzzle of the gun was against his arm when dis charged. Mrs. Samantha Baker, a widow, and her son, eight years old, were recently burned to a crisp in their stable on a farm three miles southeast of Brook ville. The indications were that they had gone to the stable with a lantern to feed the horses. Singularly the horses had got out but mother and son perished. Patents recently issued to Kansas in ventors: R. A. Brogan, Osage Mission, key rail joint; A J. Chapel, Arkansas City, oar coupling; W. R. Dean and W II. Barnett Ottawa, cash and parcel "; cairier; C F. Harman, Valley Falls,, loading apparatus; G I. McCarten, Kan sas City, means for supplying com pressed air to motors; A. E. Ferine, To peka, listing plows; A. C Sherman, Rossvillo, self-registering canceling stamp; Paul Thielen, Kansas City, steam heater; William and E. II. Ulrica, Man hattan, clamp for stone saws. The militia of tho State numbers 1,623 privates, 8(18 non-commissioned and ICS commissioned officers, making a to tal of 2,170. The number of unorgan ized men available for military duty is 225,000. A charter has been filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Omaha,. Garden City & Southwestern Railway Company; capital stock, 87,200,000. The road is to be constructed from a point on the north line of Kansas, in Smith or -Jewell County, running thence south west through tho counties of Osborn, Rooks, Graham, Trego, Grove, Lane,. Scott Garfield, Finney, Grant Stanton, Stevens and Morton, terminating at some point on tho west or south line of the State, a distance of about 200 miles. The business of tho company will be transacted in Garden City and New York City. The first conviction under tho Murray law at Emporia was had the other day when the proprietor of the Palace Uotol was found guilty of having liquors in his hotel and giving them away. He was fined 8100 but appealed the case. Johnson Jordan was recently sen tenced to six years in the penitentiary,, from Topeka, for stealing a saddle. Titk Kearney, Hutchinson A Gulf Rail . road Company reoently filed Its charter in the office of the Secretary of State.. The company proposes to construct and', operate a railroad from Kearney, Neb.,, through Kansas to Galveston, Tex. David Limpp, formerly of company I. Forty-sixth New York Infantry, has. been dishonorably discharged from the-. soldiers' home at Leavenworth on the ground of having received 81,000 arrears of pension and never having given any to the support of his wife, she being a. worthy woman and dependent uponhinv and for his persistent refusal to send, her any portion of his monthly pension. When the receiver for the Kansas; nome Insurance Company, of Topeka, took charge of the institution, he found! 23 cents in the treasury and 50 cents worth of postage stamps on hand. A Topeka family was poisoned tho other day by eating canned tomatoes. , Physicians said that the acid In the to matoes had eaten into the tin and that this was what had caused the trouble No fatal result followed. Cheney will bore for salt as soon as. arrangements can be made. The Chesterfield notel at Topeka was; recently destroyed by fire. There wore everal narrow escapes. V 6