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UAXTER SPRINGS NEWS.
M. H. GARDNER, Publisher. BAXTER SPRINGS, - - KANSAS. THE WORLD AT LARGE. CONGRESSIONAL, 1 the Senate on the Oth Senator Cockrell presented a protest of the Pork Packers' As oeiatioa of 8t Louie against the bill for the Inspection of meats. After disposing of sev ral prlrate bills the Blair Educational bill came up on third reading, and after several amendments had been agreed to a Tote was reacnea and the bill defended by a vote 01 i yeas to 17 nays, 28 Republicans and t Demo rats Toting for and 17 Republicans and SO Democrat! against It Senator BUIr en tered a motion to reconsider and the Senate adjourned,. ...After passing several public buildings bills the Bouse again took up the Mudd-Compton contested case from Mary land and by a strict party vote Mudd. the contestant, was awarded the seat and sworn In. The Pension Appropriation bill was then considered In Committee of the Whole until adjournment Kcvkkoui petitions were presented In the Senate on the Mat against the employment of aliens on Government works. After ser eral committees reported the bill to declare unlawful trusts and combinations In re straint of trade was taken up and Senator Sherman spoke In favor of Its passage and Strongly against such combinations, tea ator Vest also addressed the Senate In de nunciation of trusts and characterised the trust as an outgrowth of a protective tariff. Other Senators took part In the debate which drifted Into tariff talk. The bill went over. No vote was reached on Senator Illalr's motion to reconsider the -vote on the KducMtlonal bill.. ..As soon as the House met It went Into Committee of the Whole on the Pension Appropriation bllL The debate that followed took a wide range and embraced every phase of the pen sion question. The bill Anally passed. At the evening session private pension bills were conlidered and a number passed. Whim the Senate mot on the 22d the bill appropriating (300,000 for a publio building at San Diego, Cel., called forth an Inquiry from Mr. lngalls as to other appropriations made for publio buildings In California and a general discussion as to appropriations for public buildings in various parts of the country, air. Blslr Introduced another JCdneational bill, which was referred. After passing fifty private bills the Senate adjourned.... In the House petitions were presented from Chicago agalnat the Imposition of a duty upon hides; also from Memphis opposing a tax on compound lard ; also from Columbus, O, against material changes In the Immigration and naturaliza tion laws. A bill was passed repealing the Timber Culture laws. Business was then suspended and resolutions of respect of fered to the late Representative Gay, of Louisiana. Eulogies were delivered and the Souse adjourned. In the Senate on the 24th the resolutions from the Elections Committee In esses of persons claiming sests as Senators from Montana were ordered printed. The Anti- Trust bill was then taken up and a long de bate followed, the principal objections urged by opponents of the measure being that its provHiontdid not afford the requited relief. After a brief executive session the Senate adjourned. . . .The House adopted a rule mak ing the World's Pair bill a special ord r. Certain Senate amendments to the Defi ciency bill were concurred in and a confer ence ordered on others which were not agreed to. The IIouc soon after adjourned. After the Introduction of resolutions on the it&th the Senate took up, considered and passed the bill to enable the Secretary of the Treasury to gather full Information as to the condition and production of the fur seal Interests in Alaska. The Anti-Trust bill waa taken up and its consideration continued until adjournment. . ..Immediately after the journal wsa read the II use proceeded to const er the World's Ka.'r bill. Various amendments were offered to the bill and one finally adopted postponing the time for holding the fair to lH9.i. The bill was tin illy passed as amended by 203 yeas to 29 nays No other business was transacted In the House. WASHINGTON NOTES. The State Department bas received advices from the Consulate at Nuevo Laredo of the importation of 20,000 tons of American steel rails into Mexico. The Consul says that this is the first ase In which American rails have been able to compete with the European ar ticle in that market The Supreme Court has refused to grant a rehearing in the case of the Chi cago gas trust The effect of the decis ion is to aeciare mat me irust is an ille gal organization. General Robert C Schexce, the ex Congressman, soldier and diplomatist, 'lled at Washington on the 23d. He was born at Franklin. O., October 4, 1800. Tint President has issued a proclama tion warning all persons against enter ing the waters of Behring sea within the dominion of the United States for the purpose of violating section 1500 of the Revised Statutes which relates to the billing of otter, mink, marten, sable or fur seal or other fur bearing animals. PoflTMAflTEU -GENERAL WANAMAKER bas received a conscience contribution of f 1,500 from an unknown person in .New York City. The sender said he bad once defrauded the Government, but bad since become a Christian. - Cmzr Mates and ex-Chief Bushy bead were before the Cherokee Com mission at Washington recently. A willingness wsa Indicated to sell the Strip, the main trouble being the con ditions. Tee new Extradition treaty with Great Britain was promulgated on the 25th. Secbetabt Noble has rendered a de cision in the ease of John A. Walker and ethers involving the question of the as- '-a ability of the right to make sol r's additional homestead entry. The . ci oury decides the question in the J,r-lve. Chairman Coolet, of the Inter-State Commerce Commission, is suffering from a severe cold and bas gone to Florida to recover his health. The dynamite guns on the cruiser Vesuvius hsve been reported to the Sec retary of the Nstj as above the require-;.-.ent. THE EAST. The directors of the Chicago, Book Island Si raclflo road, at a meeting in New York, declared their usually quar terly dividend of 1 per cent The suit at New York of Miss Isabelle Brady against Thomas Misklll tore cover 110,000 damages for alleged breach of promise to marry, ended in a verdict for the plaintiff of six cents' damage. The New York Court of Appeals hss decided sdversely to Kemmler, con demned to suffer death by electricity. James J. Slocum, the Eastern base ball player, was sentenced to death in New York City recently for the murder of his wife. The Flacks, father and son, charged at New York of conspiracy in obtaining a divorce, were found guilty by the jury with a recommendation to mercy. The Massachusetts House of Repre sentatives refused 00 to 01 to adopt a resolution protesting against the impo sition of duty on raw hides. James Tuthili, a reputable and pious citizen for several years of Mont Claire, N. J., turns out to be a burglar. He and his wife were arrested and the pro ceeds of many robberies found in their dwelling. STEPincx F. Sherman, ex-manager of tho Associated elevators at Buffalo. N. Y., has been convicted of stealing 8,250 bushels of wheat THE WEST. Jonx n.vxcocK, on trial for the al leged "Church murder" thirty years ago at Provo, Utah, has been found guilty of murder in the second degree for killing Mrs. Jones and her son. The last homestead claimant at King fisher, Ok., has filed his relinquishment The city is thus practically free from adverse claims. Three barges with 23,000 bushels of roal, two other barges and a fuel boat struck the Chesapeake it Ohio railroad bridge pier at Cincinnati and were sunk. The passenger department of the Transmissouri Association met at Chi cago on the 24th to discuss the question of restoring rates west of the Missouri river, but no agreement could be reached. Govebxor Hill has served papers upon Sheriff Flack, of New York, calling upon him to show cause why be should not be removed from office. George W. Peck, the humorist has been nominated by the Democrats for mayor of Milwaukee, Wis. Rube Johnson, his wife and child were killed recently near Guthrie, Ok., by their hquse being blown down by the wind, the debris then taking fire. The court martial on Lieutenant Steele ended at Chicago on tho 24th. The court reserved its findings. Hon. Simkox W. Kix, United States commissioner, was castigated by an irate widow named Kent on the steps of the First National Bank at Chicago re cently. The woman claimed that he had maligned her. A noi.n attempt was recently made at Oscoda, Mich., to abduct Florence Nightingale, aged eighteen. She was gagged and bound when rescued by a Mrs, Black as ber assailants tied. Prof. Richard Owen and another man drank embalming fluid at New Harmony, Ind., recently, supposing it to be mineral water. Owen died and the other was reported dying. A teamster named Brown and two of his neighbor's children were killed in a wagon at West Berkley, near San Fran cisco, recently while crossing a railroad track. By the wrecking of a Northern Pacific passenger train near Knox, Mont, Mes senger Miles was killed and eight per sons injured. The cars were all burned. Durixo a fierce gale the other morn ing incendiaries started two fires in Bis marck, N. D., several small buildings being destroyed. The smelters of Leadville, CoL, have adopted resolutions protesting against the imposition of a duty on silver lead ores from Mexico and declaring that to shut out Mexican lead would result in closing up all the smelting works. THE MOUTH. Many prominent citizens of New Or leans have formed a league to prevent the extension of the charter of the Louisiana Lottery Company. The district attorney of Jackson, Miss., has made an affidavit against ex- State Treasurer Hemmingway, charg ing him with embezzlement of the State funds. Hemmingway was arrested and gave 25,000 bonds. A destructive cyclone passed over the village of Edgemoor, near Chester, S. C. on the 22L Fourteen houses were blown down and a negro named James Miller was killed and several persons seriously injured. The village of Point of Rocks, Md., was almost swept away by fire on the morning on the 23d. The northbound Louisville fe Nash' vllle express ran into an open switch at Nashville, Tenn., the other morning. killing two colored men, injuring sev eral persons and wrecking several freight cars. The remains of General Crook were laid to rest at Oakland, Md., on the 24th. Two men were killed and three badly injured by the explosion of a saw mill boiler near Wickliffe, Ky. Several villages were damaged and two or three lives lost by the tornado which passed over South Carolina on the 23d. Jake Kilbaix was relieved of his jail sentence st Rlchburg, Miss., by Colonel Rich purchasing his services, tho law allowing a contract to be made for the labor of prisoners. The young wheat about Gainesville, Tex., is reported almost entirely de stroyed by grain plant lice. Entomol ogists say that no remedy la known. GENERAL Mr. Gladstone, replying to an address from Armenian residents of Moscow, says that he sympathizes with the suf ferings of their people and believes that England should render assistance. The Argentine Republic Ministry and President have docided to reduce ex penses by 810,000,000 this year and next and to Introduce many reforms. It Is announced that the management of the Wabash Western railroad was onco more vested in Jay Gould and that he had full control of the property. Owning 00,000 shares himself, and with the assistance of Russell Sage's holdings and numerous proxies which he secured from Europe, he gained his point It is reported that the Czar, who was inclined to show mercy toward Mme. Tszecbbrikova, has been influenced by the Minister of the Interior to consent to her exile to Siberia. She was the author of a pamphlet on the subject of Siberian prisons, a copy of which was smuggled into the Czar's apartments. Clearing house returns for the week ended March 22 showed an average in crease of 0.3 compared with the corre sponding week of last year. In New York there was a decrease of 4.5. The people of Bremen, Germany, pro pose to spend 15,000,000 marks on their harbor. M. Riiiot, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, has informed a deputation of the l'arls Chamber of Commerce that the Government was carefully observing tho progress of legislation relating to the tariff at Washington and would do what ever it could in the interest of French manufacturers and exporters. It is said the Czar is contemplating sending English-speaking Russians to this country for the purpose of counter acting the impressions left on publio sentiment by Kennan's lectures on Si berian prisons. The Emperor of Germany has ap pointed Count Eulenburg Prussian Min ister of the Interior: Dr. Miguel, Min ister of Finance: Baron Heune, Minister of Agriculture, and General Von (Jolu, Minister of Public Works. The dock, laborers of Liverpool, En gland, have struck again. The glass manufacturers of this coun try are finding great trouble in securing supplies of soda ush owing to the strikes in England. Half tho factories may be closed soon. Ax epidemic of suicido has prevailed in St Petersburg for many weeks. Re cently a lady of the court poisoned her self and then M. l'erirel, attache of the French legation, followed suit Some of the Western railroads, it is reported, have obtained counsel's opin ion that the clauses of the Inter-State Commerce act with reference to pooling and long and short hauls are unconsti tutional. Tue papers of Athens are jubilant over an intimation from the Greek Con sul in New York that there is a possi bility of the abolition of the American duty on raisins from Corinth. The machine department of Kichs shipyard at Lubeck, Germany, has been destroyed by fire. THE LATEST. The difficulty between Turkey and Great Britain arising from the firing upon a British vessel by the garrison at For tFao has been satisfactorily arranged. Tho Porte has apologized to Great Britain for the outrage and will punish those who were responsible for it A queer suicide at Algiers was that of Jules Renaud, a young French artist who had been following Amclie Rives- Chansler, the authoress, in a fit of in sane passion for her on reading "Quick or the Dead." The Governor of Maryland has in formed the Legislature that a defalca tion existed in the accounts of Steven son Archer, the State Treasurer. Archer was reported on his deathbed. The Sherman Anti-Trust bill was again before the Senate on the 20th, a number of amendments boing tacked on to it The Wyoming Statehood bill was debated in the House. The World's Fair bill was received by the Senate on the 20th and referred to the special committee having that sub ject in charge. The annual boat race between Oxford and Cambridge took place on the Thames at London on the 20th and was won by Oxford with a lead of one length. Cambridge had been the favorite and for three miles of tho distance led ux- ford. Acnxo upon the advice of Michael Davltt the dock men of Liverpool met their employers and agreed upon terms. It is reported that tho Czar will short ly abolish constitutional government in Finland, so as to make the ITovinco conform to tho rest of tho Empire. Tiik International Base-Ball League will consist of only six clubs this year. The Conservatives won a victory in the Ayr district of Scotland by electing Mr. Somerwell to the place formerly filled by a Liberal. The roof of a freight car was blown iff on a high viaduct near Lanesboro, Pa., and fell on two workmen, seriously injuring them. Representative Lawit.r. of Illinois, hss introduced in tho House a bill grant ing a pension of $.i,000 s year to tho widow of General Crook. " Four engineers and four firemen of the Philadelphia & Reading railroad have been discharged for drinking. They threatened suits for defamation of character. Two heavy freight trains on the Grand Trunk railroad collided near Battlo Creek, Mich-, the other day. Eighteen cars and two engines were wrecked snd much merchandise rained by oil. KANSAS STATE NEWS. Roach Martin, the farmer who lately mysteriously disappeared from Emporia, bas been heard from at Denver, CoL He gave as the reason for his departure that crops were a failure and be had enough of farming in Kansas. The other evening Hugo Mahn, a rail road brakeman who had been dis charged, got on a drunk at Atchison and threatened to do mischief. He also threatened to kill any policeman who crossed his path. Two officers were sent to arrest him when he drew his pistol and commenced shooting. The policemen also fired and Mahn fell dead with two bullets through his heart Eleven years ago he killed a man for which he was sentenced to hang, and two years ago was pardoned by Governor Martin. The five-year-old son of John A. Cragan, while recently playing with matches at Kingman, set fire to his father's barn, which was consumed, to gether with considerable grain, a valu able carriage and buggy and some live stock. The loss was about $1,500, with no insurance. The contract for putting in the Incan descent light apparatus in the State House at Topeka has been completed. There are 705 burners in the building, of which 885 are in the west wing. Rep resentative Hall has 100 burners, of which 48 are on the large central chan deliers. These 190 lights can bo turned on in an instant illuminating the hall with a brilliancy and splendor that can not be found in any other hall in the State. While attending a dance at the borne of a Mr. Robinson, near Anthony the other night Charles Heed and Ed. De vore decided to settle an old feud. A general fight ensued, in which Heed was struck on the head by Devore with a club, from the effect of which he died next day. George Hill and Edward Carter, of Leavenworth, recently started to Okla homa with a party and while camped on Cottonwood river near Clements, Hill and Carter went out to shoot geese when Carter was instantly killed by the acci dental discharge of Hill's gun. A late prairie fire fifteen miles north east of Wichita covered eight miles square and burned ten dwelling houses with outbuildings. The loss of property was placed at 8100,000. Tue west-bound passenger train on the Union Pacific railroad was ditched the other morning at Terra Cotta Springs junction, about five miles west of Brookville. A broken rail was the cause. An engine, five passenger coaches and one sleeper were thrown down a small embankment The coaches were badly broken and about a dozen passengers bruised, but no one was killed. Ix the famous case of the State against Mrs. Lucy Tennison, who was on trial at Olathe charged with poisoning her husband in June. 1887, the jury finally brought in a verdict of not guilty, after fourteen hours' deliberation. This was the fourth time she bad been on trial. The defendant is sixty years old, and at the last trial was found guilty, but the Supreme Court granted her a new trial, after she had served several months in the penitentiary. Fully 8,000 people attended the G. A. R. camp fire at Concordia on the 24th, the occasion being a reception tendered Commander-in-Chief Russell A. Alger. The city was gaily decorated. A great procession was one of the features of the occasion. Tom Muktiit, who broke into B, P. Murdock's residence at Wichita some weeks since, wss recently tried and sen tenced to the penitentiary for twenty six years. Wright and Le brand t who were with him were each given twenty four years. William A. Carpenter, a former liv ing in the suburbs of Lawrence, com mitted suicide the other evening by cutting his throat with a razor. He was sixty-six years old and had lived near Lawrence for eleven years. W. K. Hortox, an old citizen and ex justice of the peace, committed suicide in his billiard hall at Fredonia the other day by hanging. Horton had recently been arrested upon the charge of running a gambling hall and fined 8100, with a twenty-four hour jail sentence, ne was to have been committed to jail and for this reason it was thought took his life. The department commander of the G. A. R. has appointed T. J. Anderson, Lyman U. Humphrey, Ben. Fagan, Eu gene F. Ware, George Trout E. C Culp and B. C Cook a committee to secure the National Encampment of 1802 at Topeka. J. W. Walton, a prominent farmer living near El Dorado, was found dead in the river the other day with a heavy post across his neck. He had attempted to cross on stones with the post and bad fallen. Burglars recently entered the Union Pacific Depot at Bennington and blew off the outside door of the safe, but got nothing. A late Washington dipatch ssys: 'There is no question but that the Kan sas delegation in Congress hsve united on Dr. E. B. Allen, of Wichita, ex-Secretary of State, for Governor of Okla homa." The Kansas City, Wyandotte &. North western road has been placed in the bands of a receiver. The other morning the house occupied by L.B. Root t Medicine Lodge, burned, and three children aged six. four and two years were cremated. The father was away from home and the mother was milking when the house caught fire. The mother was severely burned ALLIANCE AIMS. Close or the Conference What the Alliance Men Demand. Topeka, Kan., March 37. The con ference of county presidents of the Farmers' Alliance, after a two day's ses sion, adjourned last night Among the most important demands agreed upon was that for immedlato relief from the usury law, and a strong protest against alien ownership of land. A resolution was passed declaring it to be the sense of the Alliance that it was not conducive to the best interests of the people to call special session of the Legislature, in asmuch as no relief can be had by the snactment of a redemption law. Tho Alliance declares in favor of a jonstltutional conventlop; relief can be bad only by a constitution of tho peo ple, for tho people and by tho people of tho State. The Kansas Senators and Representa tives in Congress are urged to sup port a measure similar to the Stanford bill, which provides for loaning money to farmers on real estate security in stead of having to secure the same through National banks; that the State should secure the Government and the ;ounties should secure the State. It was ilso resolved that the Government should expend the surplus and place it in the hands of tho people where it belongs. One of tho objects expected to be ac complished Is the building of a double track railway from Colorado to some point east of the Mississippi river, with a view to its final construction to the Atlantic seaboard and the Gulf of Mex ico. The cost of constructing this road should be made the basis on which fares and freight rates on all other roads shall be based. The Alliance invites the co-operation of all other organizations in carrying out the objects of these reso lutions. The Kansas Congressional delegation is censured for proposing impracticable legislation in behalf of the old soldiers. A resolution was adopted requesting President Clover to appoint a member from each Alliance district to look after the interests of the farmers. The State organizer reported 2,000 Al liances in the State, and new ones being organized so fast that it is almost im possible to keep track of them. There are over 100,000 members in the State to-day. The business of the State Ex change was reported as very satisfactory, supplies being purchased for all the sub alliances in the State. ANOTHER CREVASSE. Bad Levee Hreak heventy Miles Altove Vlckfthurg, Mis. Vicksburo, Miss., March 27. The levee in front of Sklpwith, Issaquenna County. Miss., about seventy miles above Vlcksburg, broke at one o'clock yesterday morning and at night the crevasse was said to be 400 feet wide and cutting rapidly, while the water in the town was up to the eaves of the houses and people were reported as swimming for their lives. The telephone line was washed down by the crevasse, but is being repaired. The water from the crevasse will flood an immense tract of country south and east of it embracing part of Issa quenna County, Sharkey south of Roll ing Fork and all of Warren County north of the Yazoo river. Superintendent Sharp, of the Missis sippi railroad, said he believed the riverside division of the road would be flooded six miles west of Rolling Fork, thus cutting Greenville ofT entirely, but that by raising the track at Katzmair he thought the main line would be safe. Other eminent authorities say the main line, which is only ten or twelve miles from the crevasse, will be flooded and trains stopped in less than forty-eight hours, though the water may not cross Deer creek, where the banks are very high. A great number of fino plantations will be flooded in fact none but the highest lands on Deer creek and the river front can escape Bouth of a line drawn from Skipwlth to Rolling Fork. D. Mayer & Son, the largest planters tc the valley except tho Richardsons, have chartered the steamers Elliott and Sar gent to bring down their stock from Mayersville. Both vessels left about noon yesterday. As usual the crevasse was entirely un expected, there having been no unfavor able reports from Skipwith since the high water began. PILED IN A HEAP. Two Engines and Ten Cars Go to Smash oa the Central Branch. Atchison, Kan., March 87. Two Cen tral Branch freight trains collided while running at a high rate of speed a mile west of Centralis Tuesday evening. En gineers John Steele and Eugene Clark,, both of this city, together with theii firemen, jumped snd were uninjured. The engines dashed together and ten freight cars piled up on top of them, making a very bad wreck. Both the engines are in a very dilapidated con dition and must be entirely rebuilt. Only four of the freight cars were loaded and they were all the property of other roads. The collision was due to the failure of the telegraph operator at Corning to notify the west bound train to sidetrack at Centralis for the east bound train, which was an extra. There is no truth In the rumor that sev eral hundred sheep were killed in the wreck. The accident was unfortunate for the road, which Is crowded with busi ness snd in need of many more engines than It now possesses. Aa ErraHMoaa Report ' Albuquerque. N. M-, March 27. A dispatch from Las Vegas says the report of the divorce and remarriage of the millionaire cattleman, Wilson Wadding bam, was erroneous.