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Is the Senate, on the 19th, Mr. lngalls,
from the Committee on Judiclary.'reported a
bill to establish another judicial circuit by
dividing the Eighth Circuit, which now em
braces the Districts of Minnesota, Iowa, Mis
souri, Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas and Colo
rado. The Eisrhtb Circuit under this bill
includes the dfstricts of Nebraska, Kansas,
Arkansas and Colorado. The Ninth Circuit
Includes tho districts of Minnesota and Mis
souri. The Chair laid before the Senate a
resolution offered Thursday by Mr. Morgan,
directing the Committee on Unance to ex
amine Into the cases of the recent failures
of National banks and see whether such
failures are due to violations and evasions of
the law on the part of officers or directors of
the banks. The resolution was referred to
the Committee on Finance In the House
Mr. Hurd, from the Committee on Ways and
Means, moved to suspend the rules and pass
the bill to abolish discriminating duties on
works of art and productions of toreign and
American artists. The bill imposes a duty of
ten per cent, ad valorem on all works of art,
whether the production is of foreign or
American artists. Messrs. Kasson, llelmont
andHurd spoke in favor of and Mr. Boutelle
against ft. The motion was lost by yeas 52,
nays 178. The Consular and Diplomatic Ap
propriation bill passed, also the Army and
District of Columbia Appropriation bills..
Is the senate, on the 20th, the bill passed
extending to August, 18S8, the time to com
mence laying cable authorized by the act of
August 8, 1S82. On motion of Mr. Palmer the
bill providing for the construction of a pub
lic building at Detroit was passed. It provides
that not more than $1XW,000 shall be ex
pended for the site and building. The
Agricultural Appropriation bill was
passed without division. On motion of
Mr. Manderson, the Sennte passed the
Bouse bill authorizing the construction
of a bridge across the Missouri in. Douglas
County, Nebraska In the House, tho Senate
amendments to tho Dingley Shipping bill
were non-concurred in. The House proceeded
to the consideration of the Indiana contested
election case of Messrs. English and Peele.
The majority resolution declared Mr. Wil
lUm E. English duly elected a member of the
Forty-eighth Congress. The House adjourned
with debate on the bill still pending.
Is the Senate on the 21st a resolution
calling on the President for Information con
cerning the nppointment of a Commissioner
to examine certain sections of the Northern
Pacific Railroad was referred to the Judiciary
Committee-yeas 27, nays 1. A bill was
passed authorizing the construction of a
bridge across the Missouri at Sibley, Mo.
Unanimous consent was obtained to put the
following bills upon passage namely, the bills
permitting tho erection of a bridge across the
Missouri at White Cloud, Kns.: another across
the same river near Kulo, Kas.; another
across tho same river between its mouth and
the mouth of the Dakotah on the James
3ti-er; another across tho Mississippi be
tween St. Paul and Natchez, and
another across the Illinois ltiver be
tween its mouth and Peoria; also a
bill authorizing the Bcllinjrham Ray Rail
way ic Navigation Company to build bridges
In the Territoiy of Washington Tho House
resumed the consideration of the English
Peelle contested election case. Mr. Hart
offered as a substitute for the mnjority reso
lution the resolution of the minority
confirming tho right of Mr. Peelle to
the' seat. At the conclusion of the roll
call, when it was evident that the sub
stitute had been agreed to, Mr. Springer,
who had voted in the negative, changed his
"voto to the affirmative for the purpose of
moving for a reconsideration. Tho vote was
then announced yeas, 121: nays, 117. Mr.
Springer immediately moved for a reconsider
ation and Mr. Hunt moved to lay that motion
on the table, pending which Mr. Converse
moved to adjourn. The motion was carried
yeas, 119; nays, 118 amid applause on tho
Democratic side.
The Senate, on the 22d, took up tho bill
"to prohibit the mailing of newspapers and
other publications containing lottery adver
tisements. Mr. Vest objected to its consider
ation, and the Senate, by a vote of 22 yeaB and
a nays, decided not to considor the bill, and
St goes to the foot of the calendar. The Utah
bill was laid aside and the Senate resumed
consideration of the Labor Statistics bill.
Ponding debate the Senato adjourned Tho
House resumed consideration of tho English
Peello contested election case, the pending
question being on a motion to table the motion
and reconsider the vote by which the House
-agreed to the minority resolution" confirming
Peello and his right to a seat, a substitute for
the minority resolution. The motion to table
was lost by a tie yeas, 132; nays, 132. The
question then recurred on motion to recon
aider, and it was agreed to by yeas 132, nays
130. The question recurring on the minority
resolution, It was lost-yeas, 123; nays, 129:
and tho majority resolutions were adopted
yeas, 130; nays, 127. Mr. English then ap
peared at the bar of the House and took the
oath of office.
In the House on the 23d Mr. Blair yielded
to Mr. Logan, who asked and obtained unani
mous consent to take up and dispose of the
Annual Pension Appropriation, bill, which was
then taken up ana in a few minutes passed as
.reported by the Senate committee. The Labor
Bureau bill was then taken up and Mr. Blair
withdrew a number of amendments, leaving
the bill as it came from the House. Mr.
Aldrich moved a substitute, which was agreed
to; yeas, 38; nays, 18; and the bill, as amended,
then passed; yeas, 55; nays, 2; the nays being
Colquitt and Saulsbury. Adjourned to Monday
In tho House"Mr. Kellogg offered aTesolu-
tlon stating that in the investigation of tho Star
JKoutc cases before the Committee on Expen
ditures In the Department of Justice, evidence
bad boeu taken reflecting on his character
-and instructing that committee to investigate
-bis alleged connection with tho Star ltoute
service. The matter was laid on the table.
The House at its evening session passed forty
ix pension bills, including one for fifty dol
lars per month to the widow of General Ord,
and adjourned.
It wa reported at "Washington on the
v 21st that the findings of the court-martial
were adverse to General Swaini.
Senator Allison has recalled his bill
providing for the construction of a bridge
over the Missouri River at Council Bluffs.
Postmaster General Greshau has or
dered that all mail matter heretofore sent
from New York, New Orleans and Galves
ton to Mexico by sea shall hereafter be
.sent via El Paso, Tex., over the Mexican
Central Railroad.
The Committee on Public Health report
that it would be unwise to confer upon the
National Board of Health the management
of quarantine and epidemics, but it would
3e best to have it where it now rests, under
charge of Dr. Hamilton.
It has been agreed to report favorably
in Congress a bill granting the Kansas
City, Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad the right
I way through the Indian Territory
The will of Joseph Dudley, of New York,
equeaths $20,000 to various Presbyterian
Three tramps attempted to make coffee
jin an old can they found at "Warren, Pa.
iThe can had been used for nitro-glycerine,
iof which stuff a quantity remained, which
.exploded, fatally injuring one of the men.
The Pardon Board of Pennsylvania post
poned consideration of tho case of John
Sullivan, of Allegheny County, wanted by
the Missouri authorities on the charge of
A general strike by the Pennsylvania
Iron workers in June was regarded as im
probable. It was understood that several
firms would sign the scale when presented
by the Amalgamated Association, and this
would prevent other manufacturers from
holding out who might be disposed to fight
for a reduction.
General GRajrr has placed a mortgage
cahis property in Washington in.favor of
"W H. Vanderbilt to partially secure the
Matter for $150,000 loaned to the General in
Kew York. The instrument bears date of
3ay 17. "
ATHREE-TEAR-oLDsonof "William "Wei
gher, an iron pudler of Trenton, N. J., while
playing in front of its home, fell head fore
most into a post-hole recently dug, and be
fore being drawn out was suffocated. The
-child was in the hole only a few minutes.
THEffSteLKus express on the Central
Hudson Railroad ran into"an Auburn road
Xreight train at Brighton, N. Y.f the other
Jdght. Engineer John Dunn, of tho freight
train, was killed, and several persons were
Amos Eno has mortgaged the Fifth Ave
nue Hotel property in New York, for
There was a rnmor in New York that
Buck Grant had fled to Canada. General
Grant was very indignant about it
A PARTTof engineers were engaged in sur
veying a railroad from Coal Point, Clear
field County, Pa., to Cresson, Cambria
County, which it was said will open up the
largest bituminous coal field in the State.
Ferdinand "Ward, of the defunct firm of
Grant & "Ward, has been lodged in Ludlow
Street Jail. He could not raise a $300,000
The Eureka paper mill at Bridgeport,
Pa., owned and operated by Dager & Cox,
burned. Loss, $40,000; partly insured.
Half a dozen detectives and deputy
sheriffs were watching the house of John
C. Eno, of New York, who recently failed.
The servants admitted only intimate
friends. Eno was in bed sick.
Joseph B. McDonald of Woburn, Mass.,
a lumber dealer, has assigned. Liabilities,
The National mass convention of the
wool growers of the United States met in
convention at Chicago on the 19th.
The Cincinnati Lead Pipe and Sheet
Co.'s "Works, burned the other afternoon.
Loss on stock, $50,000; insured. The build
ing belonging to the Jacob Evans estate
was damaged $10,000; insured. Mrs.
Leech, rooming in the fourth story, was
fatally burned. "William E. Cook was also
severely burned.
"Spokane Joe," an Indian desperado
and murderer, of Oregon, has been turned
over to his tribe by the authorities for pun
ishment. Fifty prisoners at Aqnacaliente, Mex.,
broke jail and escaped recently, but three
were again apprehended.
Sheriff Gordon, of Van "Wert, O., took
little Bertie Hull, the notorious horse
thief, to the Reform Farm at Lancaster O.
Hull was ten years of ago, and had stolen
three horses already.
Reports have reached Matamoras, Mex.,
that a serious revolt had broken out be
tween the people and the Government
troops and officials at Liraves, about twe
hundred miles from Matamoras. No par
ticulars could be learned. Fears were en
tertained at Matamoras by both citizens
and officers that a revolution had started
which would spread over the entire Repub
lic. The Ohio Democratic State Committee
fixed on Columbus as tho place and June
24 and 25 as the times for holding the next
The wooden suspension bridge over tho
Scioto River at Portsmouth, O., fell the
other morning, carrying down two chil
dren, who were on it, and both were
The Democrats of the Fifth Indiana Con
gressional District, in convention at
Bloomington, renominated C. C. Matsonon
the twenty-first ballot.
The railroads interested in Missouri
River business had a meeting at Chicago,
and decided to advance lumber rates to
points on that river from fifteen to eigh
teen cents between Chicago and these
John Schmidt, a young German, died
of tetanus or lock-jaw, at Elgin, 111.,
recently, after terrible suffering. He
stepped on a nail four days previously.
Reports from the Needles, Cal., state
the Colorado River was rising rapidly. The
Atlantic & Pacific Railroad bridge over
the river at that point was partly washed
out. The Southern Pacific Company had a
large force at work helping to repair it.
Meantime passengers were transferred.
The famous old horse ridden by- General
Custer in his Indian campaigns died re
cently at Viucennes, Ind. He was the
property of Dr. W. F. Carver, the marks
man. Benjamin Darling, of Fairview, Ful
ton County, HI., was riding across a bridge,
when the horse backed off, and, falling on
Mr. Darling, killed him instantly.
Peter Mominee, a blind ex-soldier, of
Vincennes, Ind., received word that his
claim of arrears of pensions, which had
been pending five years, had been granted.
He was to receive $9,250. A larger amount
had never before been obtained in that
Anderson and Barnhart, who killed an
Indian on tho Umatilla Reservation (Ore.)
a few days ago, have been held to await
the action of the grand jury at Pendleton,
Ore., on a charge of murder in the first de
gree. James C. Flood, of San Francisco, has
gone to England to establish a bank.
The Republican State Convention of Ne
braska, will meet at Omaha, August 27.
Associated Press advices from all parts
of Minnesota and Dakota show that the
rain had been general. All crops were in
a splendid condition. Tho prospects were
better than ever before at this season of
the year.
Judge David J. Brewer was tendered a
banquet at tho Coates House, Kansas City,
on the 22d.
A party of horse thieves and whisky
peddlers were overtaken in the Indian Ter
ritory a few days ago by several officers,
and in an attempt to arrest them Frank
Biggs, one of the thieves, was instantly
killed, another one mortally and a third
fatally wounded. Two officers were also
slightly wounded.
Miss Tillie Fear was killed by lightning
at Toledo, O., the other day, while taking
shelter under a tree during a storm.
The third annual exhibition of bottlers'
machinery and supplies will be held in Cin
cinnati November 4, next.
John Oehman, his wife and grown
daughter were burned to death in their
home, near Portsmouth, O., the other night.
The village of Springfield, Fayette
County, O., was destroyed by fire on the
Lloyd L. Majors, the Santa Clara
County (Cal.) murderer, was hanged on
the 21st.
A farmer near "Woonsocket, Dakota, has
since November lost ninety-seven out of a
herd of two hundred and sixty cattle, from
what was pronounced by an English immi
grant foot-and-mouth disease.
The council of the Nebraska diocese of
the Protestant Episcopal Church, on the
twenty-second ballot, elected Rev. Dr.
"Worthington, of Detroit, Mich., Bishop of
Nebraska, in place of Llarkson, deceased.
4. The Supreme Court at Yankton, D. T.
reversed the decision of the lower court on
the question of the location of the Capital.
The decision is in favor of Bismarck. An
appeal has been taken to the United States
Supreme Court, which will delay removal
two or three years.
A ROW boat containing four men cap
sized the other morning at Port Huron,
and Thomas Mooney, John Ford and
Thomas McEwan were drowned.
L. L. Majors was hanged at Oakland,
Cal., on the 23d, for the murder of "W. P.
Renowden and a man named Mclntyre,
about a year ugo. Majors made a desper
ate attempt to escape just before he was
hung, knocking down his guards and get
ting into the street, but he was captured
by two firemen, who broke his arm, after
which he was executed.
The following candidates passed exami
nation for admission to the Naval Academy
at Annapolis as cadets : "William M. Cress,
of Indiana, John A. Lejeune, of Louisiana,
John R. Morris, of Illinois, "Willie McD.
Rowan, of "West Virginia, Van B. Dye, of
Texas had another deluge of rain ou tho
21st. In places the fall ranged from four
to eight inches in twenty-four hours. Se
rious washouts occurred. The rain was
accompanied by tornadoes.
Fifteen boys, of Harrodsburg, Ky.t
were poisoned, recently, by eating wild
parsnips. One died and eleven others
were in a more or less critical condition.
The Louisiana Legislature elected James
B. Eustis United States Senator to succeed
At Freeport, La., John Stucky and "Wil
liam "White, rivals for the hand of a young
lady, shot each other, both dying. Stucky
received a forty-two shot in the bowels and
It was bslieved the human remains found
in a soap box at the depot in Chattanooga,
Tenn., were those of Herman Krouse, mur
dered at St. Albans, Vt., by Oscar Meyer.
The Sheriff of Marion County, La., while
attempting to arrest a negro named Tal
man, was shot dead by the latter. A mob
put a rope around the negro's neck and
hanged him to a tree.
Great damage has been done to prop
erty and crops in Texas by recent heavy
rains and high water.
The elections in Virginia passed off
quietly, and the Democrats were victori
ous in almost all the cities.
Ellet, Dewey & Co., of Richmond, Va.,
wholesale dry goods, have assigned. Lia
bilities, $200,000; assets not known. Dewey
thinks he can pay dollar for dollar. Pre
ferred creditors amount to $108,000.
H. C. Blanchard, a coffee merchant of
Richmond, Va., failed recently.
The Premier of the Cape of Good Hope
has declared the Colonial Government
opposed to tho settlement by Germany of
Angra Peguena, and especially tho crea
tion of a penal eclony.
Zebehr Pasha sent messengers by three
distinct routes to Khartoum to discover
General Gordon's fate. It was expected
the messengers would return in August.
Henry F. Gillig, President of the Amer
ican Exchange in Paris, gave a dinner re
cently to Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor
of "Liberty Enlightening the "World."
The duty on cattle and sheep has been
doubled by tho French Government, and
Le Farissays the French artists will avenga
tho refusal of the United States Congress to
reduce the duty on works of art. They will,
the paper says, demand that the French
salon exclude the works of American ar
tists. In the second game of the American La
crosse team in England, the Lancashire
were their opponents. The Americans won
by 4 to 0. Daring the play for second goal
one of the Lancashire men was compelled
to retire from the field on account of injur
ies sustained.
The five hundredth anniversary of tho
death of "Wycliffe, the early English re
former and translator of the Bible, was
held in London on the 21st.
A dispatch from Berlin says: "While a
regiment of infantry wero marching across
a bridge just completed for tho purpose of
testing its strength, a portion of the struc
ture gave away, precipitating many of the
soldiers and bystanders to the ground and
into the river. Twenty persons were in
jured, some of them mortally.
The body of a wealthy Englishman
named Falkenbridge, was found in bed at
a hotel in Winnipeg, under circumstances
indicating murder.
Minister Morton has written to Premier
Ferry, of France, denying that the House
of Representatives rejected tho bill reduc
ing the duty on work of arts, or that the
House applauded the vote.
It was reported the Bank of Montreal
exported eight million dollars in gold to
New York during the recent financial
Murcia was the principal city damaged
by the floods in the southeastern part of
Spain. The roads were rendered impassa
ble, bridges destroyed, and travel sus
pended. Twenty persons wero reported
Failures for tho past seven days in tho
United States were 212; in Canada, twenty.
Total, 232 an increase of twenty-three.
Lord St. Leonards, who was indicted
for indecent assault upon a servant girl in
Eugland, was convicted. Court roserved
The French brig Senorine, with fifty
three passengers and nine of her crew,
sunk to the eastward of the Great Banks.
All perished. She left St. Malo, France,
on the 5th of March, laden with a general
cargo, bound for St. Pierre, and auocumbod
to a gale ou the 5th of May.
A Coushatta, La., special of tho 25th
said: Tho heaviest rains on record have
fallen here during the past ton days, and
the river is higher than foranumberof years
Crops are s-uffering, and hands are unable
to work. All the creeks and bayous of
'any consequence are swelling into im
mense proportions, and planters and busi
ness men are very much discouraged.
The Senate was not in session on the
24th. In the House a bill was reported to
permit L. K. Reynolds, of the navy, to re
ceive the Order of Francis Joseph from
the Emperor of Austria for the saving ol
the lives of eleven Austrian sailors at sea.
Robinson, of New York, protested, and
spoke of Reynold's as a "dude," which
created considerable excitement. The bill
passed, Robinson not succeeding in mus
tering enough members to call for the yeas
and rays. The Bureau of Animal Indus
try bill was finally disposed of.
A railroad collision at Savannah, N.Y.,
on tho 25th, caused the death of four per
sons and the injury of seven others.
The fire at the oil works of tho Atlantic
Refining Company at Philadelphia con
tinued to burn on the 25th but it was
thought the danger was past. The estimate
place 1 the loss at about $400,000.
The Committee ou Ways and Means re
cently continued tho consideration of that
portion of the Hewitt Tariff bill relative
to the administration of the present law.
While having taken no vote on the ques
tion of considering that part of the bill
proposing a reduction of tariff, members
of the committee say positively it will nol
be discussed in committee.
Father Boniface ha brought suit
against the Boston Herald for $100,000 dam
ages for associating his name with a cer
tain crooked money transaction.
An insane woman named Edmont, living
in St. Louis, murdered her two infants,
Sunday, and attempted tho murder of an
other child and of herself. She wasth
wife of a railroad engineer and formerly
lived at Poplar Bluff, Mo., and had rela
tives living in Cowley County, Kas.
Eno, the defaulting New York bank
president, is missing. Warrants were'out
for his arrest.
Hanley, one of the principals in the lat
prize fight organized in Omaha and
fought in Saunders County, Neb., after a
trial of a week was sentenced to tbret
years at hard labor in the penitentiary.
The case was to be taken to the Supreme
James D. Fish, the President of the de
funct -Marine Bank, of New York, was
jailed on tha 25'.h on the charge of misap
propriating the funds of the bank in col
lusion with the firm of Grant & "Ward.
S. J. Drake declined, the nomination oi
President of the New York Stock Exchange.
Feank Sutter, a prominent Jeweler of
Atchison, met with a serious accident while
lighting an alcohol lamp preparatory for
work the other day. It exploded from an
unknown cause. The skin and flesh of his
left hand was burned to a crisp, while his
faee was burned In a shocking manner.
While on the target range west of Fort
Leavenworth, recently. Private Costello of
G troop, Seventh Cavalry, was accidentally
shot and instantly killed. He was engaged
in marking for riflemen practicing on the
range, aud it is supposed he came up out of
the trap too soon to mark and was killed by
the balls of the marksmen. Costello left a
wife and three children.
Tuf. following charters were recently filed
with the Secretary of State: The First
Evangelic Lutheran. Inimanuel's Church of
Russell County; Bavarian Cemetery Asso
ciation, of Bavaria, Saline County; Board
of Trade, Hutchinson, Kas. ; Long Island
Cemotery Association, Long Island, Philips
County; Public Cemetery Association, Kan
sas Center, Rice County.
A crazy man named Cole caused a little
excitement at the Union Pacilic Hotel in
North Topeka. He insisted that a lady
bonIer was his wifu and that she hed
ruined his family, and with a pistol and
knife attempted to execute vengenance upon
her. He was seized by the landlord, how
ever, and a tragedy was prevented.
The eighteenth annual session of the
State Medical Society of Kansas, was
opened in the Court House at AVyandotte
on the 20th, by the President, Dr. D. W.
Stonnont, of Topeka, who called the meet
ing to order. Papers were read by Dr.
Schenck and Dr. Fryer, the latter exhibiting
a female patient of his upon whom he had
operated, illustrating his views on diseases
of the eye.
An extra freight on the Missouri Pacific
from Leavenworth ran into the river near
Nine Mile Creek, a mile and a half below
the Pacific Junction, on the 17th. The
rains had caused a heavy rise in the creek
and washed out "four hundred yards of
track and the bridge. The train had almost
arrived at the break when the rails spread,
the engine before it could be stopped run
ning into the river and the cars piling on
top of each other, killing two car loads oi
cattle. The train men jumped and saved
Two young men named Mosher and Reed
of Armourdalc, were called out late out
night recently by two men, who invited
them to a little fun. When the men got
them some distance off they proceeded to
give them a fearful punimeling. The cause
of the assault was stated to be of a domes
tic nature, and no arrests were made.
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway
Company was held at Parsons on the 21st
The following named gentlemen were
unanimously elected directors: Jay Gould,
Sidney Diilon, Kussell Sage, George I. For
rest, Samuel Sloan, N. L. McCready, A. L.
Hopkins, A. G. Lulman, Thomas J. Eckert,
Frank S. Bond, Thomas W. Pearsall, of
New York; Fred L. Ames, of Boston; 1L
S. Hayes, of St Louis; C. n. Pratt, of
Humboldt; H. C. Cross, of Emporia, and
David Kelso, of Parsons.
Ax old colored woman named Amanda
Young fell down stairs the other day at
Atchison and broke her neck.
Dit. Holcombe, the State Veterinarian,
has returned from a trip over the Stato in
vestigating tho reported glanders among
horses in various parts of the State. He
has investigated the matter personally and
has found the glanders among the horses in
seven counties, as follows: Leavenworth,
Neoshe, Montgomery, Greenwood, Ottawa,
Marion and Edwards. Besides these, he
has received reports from nine other coun
ties, stating that the disease exists in each
of them. They are Lyon, Shawnee, Riley,
Clay, Dickinson, Reno, Rice, Kingman and
Davis. Dr. Holcombe will investigate the
matter further, aud every effort is being
made to stamp out the disease and prevent
its further spread.
Boyd, Ragsdale and Mosier, the Topeka
whisky sellers, were released from the
county jail by the County Commissioners
because they were unable to pay fines and
costs. One of their attorneys said if they
had not been released Governor Click would
have pardoned them on the 29th, when the
time required by law for notice would have
Tiik State Funeral Directors Association
recently met in Annual Convention at To
peka. TnE Wyandotte Gun Club held their regu
lar monthly shoot on the 23d at Normandy
Grove. Following was the result in brief,
ten clay pigeons eacli being shot at: Bishop,
10; Ford. 10; Criswold, 10; Stearns, 7;
Gray, 6; Walcott, 5: McAlpine, 2. In the
shoot off between those tied, Ford won by a
second clean score of ten. This was justly
regarded as extraordinary good shooting.
and it was hoped that the Wyandotte club
would challenge some one of the crack
clubs of Kansas City.
Rbv. A. B. Camphkll will accept the po
sition of State Evangelist in the Sunday
school work of the Christian Church, re
signing his iositiou as President of tho
State Temperance Union at the end of the
year, which is in July some time. He
would have commenced his new work im
mediately but the Union Directory per
suaded him to wait until the annual
Tub Church of Christ, of Osage City,
Osage County; the First Baptist Church, of
Council Grove. Morris County; the Meth
odist Episcopal Church of Tiblow, Wyan
dotte County, and the First Baptist Church,
of Dennis, Labette County, filed their re
spective charters recently with the Secre
tary of State.
From the report of the State Horticul
tural Society, just published, it is learned
that the number of bearing fruit trees in
Kansas in 1S83 was as follows: Apple,
3,291,140; pear, 100,570; peach, 5,815,301;
plum, 273, GS0; cherry, 8S7,73G. Of trees
not yet in bearing the number of every va
riety above named was about equal to those
in bearing.
Ox recommendation of Congressman
Morrill. T. F. Sanders was appointed Post
master at Oneida.
A coLOitBD prisoner In the County Jail
at Topeka was operated upon recently for
adominal dropsy. The doctor "tapped"' him
and drew forth about six quarts of water.
Mh. Gokiiam, of Topeka, lately went out
to attend to his horses at the stable. He
laid off his coat and vest, when a thief
stole eighty dollars from his vest pocket.
Good prospects along the Santa Ye.
S. C. Kino, general merchant of Cedar
ville, made an assignment recently to John
Johnson. His liabilities were unknown; as
sets about ten thousand dollars.
The banking house of Donnell, Lawson fc
Simpson, whose failure presupposed losses
to the State of Kansas, have made matters
safe for the State and the numerous school
districts for which the firm was fiscal agent,
and there will be no loss to either.
Tub trial of Isaac McCIary, charged with
the murder of Robert Bledsoe, terminated
in a verdict of acquittal at ropeka. Mc
CIary was a colored ijian and killed two
negroes whom he suspected of undue inti
macy with his wife.
TnE Chase County Agricultural Society
will hold its fourth annual fair on Septem
ber 23, 24, 25 and 20.
TnE failure of R. G. West, a retail grocer
of Leavenworth was announced, due to too
much and indiscriminate crediting. The
liabilities were between $11,000 and $15,000
and the assets are set down at $10,000.
The Eldorado. Newton &McPherson Rail
way Company has been organized and a
charter applied for. The capital stock is
S2,000,000. The length of the proposed road
from Eldorado to Ellsworth is 110 iniles.
Favorable reports were to be made in
Congiess on the bill dividing the Judicial
District of Kansas into two divisions to be
known as the Northern and Southern Divis
ions of the Districts of Kansas.
Wheat and corn are reported in very
good condition throughout the State.
REPUBLICAN congressional con.
First Congressional District.
The Republican Convention of the First
Congressional District met at Atchison on
the 21st and nominated Hon. E. N. Morrill
for Consress by acclamation. The follow
ing are the resolutions adopted:
First The Republicans of tho Congressional
District in convention assembled reaffirm the
time honored principles of our partv protec
tion or all citizens in their civil fights, tho
right of every citizen to vote a free ballot, to
have his vote counted, and the amplo protec
tion of American industries.
Second We express our cordial endorse
ment of the wise and peaceful adminstration
of President Arthur.
Third We tender to our Congressman. TTon.
E. N. Morrill, our hearty thanks for his indus
try and zeal in a Confederate House, in securing-
the rights of our veteran soldiers,
and in establishing the principle that a man
entitled to a pension is not compiled to
prove that he was sound in body when he en
tered the service. In his integrity, character
and faithfulness to principle our Congressman
has won the entire approval of his constit
uents. Fourth Wo ask our fellow Republicans
who are soon to meet in Stato Convention to
givo us our favorite son, John A. Martin, as
our candidate for Governor. He has lived
with and grown up with us from boyhood and
as a soldier and a citizen, he has bravely and
manfully performed every duty that he owed
to Kansus and to the Republic, and with his
name at the head of the ticket, wo promise to
roll up a Republican majority that 6hall be an
honor to us and to our glorious party and
Fourtft Congressional District.
On the 22d the Republicans of the Fourth
District met in convention at Emporia, re
nominated Hon. Thomas Ryan for Congress
by acclamation, and adopted the following
First That we reaffirm our lc'otion to tho
principles of the Republican party that havo
in the past brought to the Nation and the peo
ple a degree of prosperity without a parallel
in history.
Second We are opposed to the doctrine of
free trade and are in favor of a tariff bo ad
justed as to protect American labor, promote
home manufactures and foster home markets
for the products of American agriculture.
Third We demand, in the interest of the
farmers, business men and shippers of the
country, that Congress shall regulate by
proper and stringent legislation Inter-State
railway commerce, on a basisalikc Just to the
carriers and to the business Interests of the
country to the end that unjust discrimination
and exorbitant shipping rates shall be abol
ished and prevented.
Fourth We are in favor of tho immediate
forfeiture of all unearned land grants hitherto
made to railroad companies and demand tho
reservation of the balance of tho public do
main for the settlor, and especially for those
who risked their lives in defense of an im
periled country.
Fifth We endorse Hon. Thomas Ryan as a
faithful, honest and wise public servant and
commend him for his upright and manly
course as the representative of this district
in Congress.
Sixth We heartily endorse tho wise, able
and patriotic administration of President
Seventh That we are in favor of tho en
actment of a National Bankrupt law embody
ing the provisions of the bill that has already
passed the United States Senate.
FiftH Congressional District.
The Fifth Congressional District met at
Junction City on the 21st, and unanimously
nominated Hon. John A. Anderson for re
election to Congress. Following are the
resolutions adopted:
Wiikreas, We recognize the fact that tho
growth of our Nation to a desired position of
permanent prosperity and supremacy in tho
art of fjood government depends largely upon
the virtue and intelligence of those who con
trol its destinies at the ballot box, and the de
velopment by labor of those great resources
of wealth which nature hath so bountifully
bestowed upon the land of our inheritance
and adoption, and.
Whereas, In recognition of these truths
good citizenship requiresais to yield all al
legiance to the political organization which
affords the most promise of multiplying theso
facilities for education which lead up to the
broad highway of intelligent citizenship and
of dignifying and protecting labor as the sure
foundation of national contentment, peaco
and prosperity, therefore,
Raolted, By tho Republicans of the Fifth
Congressional District of Kansas in conven
tion assembled :
First That we do hereby declaro ourselves
to be in full accord with the principles aud
policy of the Republican party the princi
ples as enunciated by the platforms of lTiiand
1876 and 180, and the policy as evidenced by
the present efforts of its representatives in
Congress to deivse liberal means of education
as a bulwark of safety to our institutions and
to maintain the protection of home Industries
upon which American labor depends for its
Second That the proposition of the Demo
cratic party to force the great industries of
the country to indur the disturbances incident
to free trade experiments is an invitation to
commercial disaster and a consequent itnpov
erishmeutof labor which should be and will bo
promptly rejected by the country.
Third That wo unhesitatinglyly affirm that
the disposition of the Republican party to
adopt as the guiding principles of its states
manship a thorough diffusion of knowledge
among the masses and such a reward for
labor as will enable an industrious popula
tion to lay hold of the means of physical com
fort and intellectual developemcnt, entitles it
to the continued confidence aud support of
the people.
Fourth That our hearty commendations
are hereby tendered to the Hon. John A. An
derson, our Representative in Congress for
his faithful services in support of many im
portant innttvrs of legislation of prominent
interest to the people of Kansas and the
Nation; the successful conclusion of his ef
forts to compel the taxation of railroad lands,
all of said lands within his own district now
being upon the tax roll and bearing their
share of the public burdens and for his
labors for the adjudication of land titles, the
conflict between corporations and settlers in
several parts of the State being detrimental tc
the progress aud a great wrong upon many
settlers, and for his bold and determined resist
ance to the encroachments upon the risrhts ol
the Government and the people by corpora
tions and monopolies, that for his faithful auc
efficient services and distinguished character,
we cordially tender him our support for re
election for the fourth term.
Fifth That we, the representatives of the
Republican party, of the Fifth Congressional
District of the State of Kansas, in convention
a6cmbled,in giving expression to our full con
fidence in the honesty, integrity and great abil
ity of Hon. John A. Anderson feel great pleas
ure in availing ourselves of tho present op
portunity to express our especial and em
phatic approval of his course upon the tariff
question believing as we do that the views of
our representative on that question are Just
and reasonable and his action on the floor of
the House, especially on the Morrison bill, has
been that of a wise and far seeing statesman.
Sixth That while we arc In favor of a pro
tociivt tariff we do nevertheless believe tbatit
Is our forests and not our lumbermen that need
protection: bep-e we are in favor of placing
lumber on tho free list. We also believe that
tea ,.oiree-.spices, inahogany.Iogwood and ad
other articles which constitute the basis ol
coloring matter do not come In competion
cither with American industry in agriculture,
or manufacture, and therefore ought to be
also relegated to the list of free goods to the
end that the revenues of theGovernmet may
be reduced and all of our national industrial
interests be at the same time duly protecteJ.
.co.-fT,t1m,ot ,(,ir Ttppresontaive in Con
gress and the delegates from Kansas generally
.i rmjuL-rU" support and vote for the pas
sage of a substitute for House resolutions
Nos. 1 15 and S70, placing the militay telegraph
corps of the army on the same basis with the
soldier as to pension and homestead and other
land rights.
Anecdote of Scncv, the Met
ropolitan Bank's ox-President: When,
in the days of his prosperity, he was
riv'in"; so much in benevolence" a bright
daughter said to him: "Papa, I wish 1
were a char.table institution." While
Seney and his son-in-law have been
cleaned out, another son-in-law, who is
a bear, is said to have scooped in large
prolits. A'. '. Mail.
Judie Walker, of Indianapolis re
cently granted a divorce to Elizabeth
IJeeler lrom John V. Heeler on proof
oi continued drnnkonness. They are the
parents of nineteen chil Iren, fourteen
of whom are living, and several of them
testified against their father. Indian
apolis Journal.
The brown-stone for the palace of
the millionaire of San Francisco, Mr.
Flood, is quarried in Connecticut,
dressed in iNorwalk, brought in schoon
ers to New York, and shipped in clipper
ships to California. San Francisco
The largest county in the United
States is Custer Connty, Montana, with
an area of 36,000 square miles. It is
larger than the States of New Hamp
shire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Con
necticut, Delaware and lhode Island
combined. St. Louis Globe.
Baa Condition or Things Along the 911
isslppl River Storm In Ohio.
Cairo, Int., May 20. The condition of
the country throughout that section border
ing on Davis Bend, located twenty-nva
miles below Vicksburg, is in a sad plight,
worse probably than at any other point on
the Mississippi River. The water still re
mains knee deep on the plantations, and tho
planters have given up all hopes of raising
a crop this year, and have been obliged to
pay the expense necessary in getting the
negroes and their families to such points as
will enable them to gain the actual neces
saries of life. The whole country is abso
lutely destitute of provisions, and the exo
dus of the poor negro is necessary to
evade starvation. Parties of thirty
and forty have been leaving there
by every boat for several weeks, going
in every direction, many seeking the higher
elevations up the Arkansas and White
IUvers. Others passing here were destined
for almost any point on the Ohio or upper
Mississippi which seems to promise them a
living. Last week about two hundred
negroes and their families, all valuable
farm laborers, and hard to replace at any
price, left Point Pleasant La., in Davis
Bend, on one boat, and disembarked at
Terrene, Miss., destined for the' Upper Ar
kansas and White, the expense being borne
by the white planters, who, rather than see
the poor people sulfer, have contributed suf
ficient means to help them away. Tho loss of
this valuable labor can not be as fully sus
tained as the ravages of the waters, and
while the floods at an early day promise to
return to the river bed, no improvement of
the condition of things can b anticipated
in the absence of the bone and iinew which
is to build, plant and renovate.
Coi.rMnus, O., May 20. A heavy wind
and rain storm visited the village of Tarl
ton, Pickaway County, yesterday afternoon.
About thirty houses were unroofed, being
nearly the whole village. Fences were
'ilown down, trees uprooted and a man
named Kershner dangerously hurt by a fall
ing blacksmith shop. The same storm
passed in the vicinity of Lancaster, Fayette
County, where several buildings were un
roofed" and the amphitheatre at the fair
grounds and race course destroyed. Sev
eral horses were killed by falling barns.
Gold Almost bj tho Bucket at Coenr
rt'AIeno for .Enterprising Miners.
Salt Lake, Utah, May 20. II. Pem
brook, editor of the Couir d'AIene Pfontcr,
svrites in a private letter that on leaving
Celknap with the printing outfit there were
twelve in the party, each laden with one
hundred and fifty pounds of freight; that
the trail was bare for the use of the sleds
jh some parts and the loads had to be
packed from a quarter to half a mile at a
Uretvh. They crossed Eagle Biver twenty
seven times in a distance of ten miles. One
jf the party was drowned while crossing
the liver on a foot log. He slipped
tnd fell into the rushing torrent, and was
nnk by the weight he carried. The writer
idds: Now I am here and you want to know
about the country. I have had good oppor
tunities to see what it is here, and when I
tell you it is the greatest gold country I havo
.ver heard of or seen I tell yon what can be
noven beyond the least doubt. Every
hum that has been opened pays big, and
nany are taking out five hundred dollars
per day. The gold is coarse and of the
inest grade. Those who rushed in
'iere in the midwinter can not be
darned for their false reports, but
now that the snow is gone and
.he evidence is presented to one's
)vn eyes, the true status of the country
will be properly represented abroad. You
won't hear any more of those "Xo Gold"
stories about the Cceur d'AIene. The
country is absolutely rich and extensive.
There is an inexhaustible Held for the
lydraulic miners, and rich quartz lodes have
tiitcly been found which guarantee the suc--ess
of the Cceur d'AIene as a mining
:ountry for many years. There will be ten
thousand men engaged in business before
next summer. I am doing a big business
nd the Pioneer is a geueral favorite
;hrougliout the country. My expenses are
mormons. The town of Murray, above
here, is looming up.
Condition of the Crops In the Western and
Northwestern States. '
Ciiicacjo, May 21. Crop reports received
by the Farmer's Review, up to May 19, are
to the effect that the conditions for both
wheat and corn are better, but
the general situation is by no means
reassuring as yet. Winter wheat
beginning to head and spring wheat is grow
ing well, with generally good prospects in
Illinois. Certain sections report improved
indications for winter, but the crop for the
State at large promises to fall short of the
average. The spring wheat prospects in
Iowa are good, but corn planting
W greatly delayed. Michigan predicts
a small wheat crop, and harvest two weeks
late. In Minnesota and Wisconsin the wheat
prospects have improved the past two weeks.
Kentucky and Tennessee report improved
wheat prospects, whilo certain counties
in Kansas predict not to exceed half
a crop. Other counties of Kansas continue
to send in very favorable reports. Ohio
and Indiana report fair prospects, only for
wheat. In certain sections of Missouri the
chinch bug is feared. Dakota prospects are
very promising.
A Kansas City Tragedy.
Kansas City, May 20. This morning, at
the city hospital, Darfus Weaver, a negro
patient, in a violent fit of insanity,
attempted to burn down the building,
setting fire to the bed of a paralytic
named Sikes, whom lie held on the
tlames. The fire was subdued, when
the maniac made a rush at John Hughes, an
aged patient, and cut his throat from, ear to
ear. The hospital steward, Dr. Winfrey,
closed with the negro, and was struck
a terrible blow over the head with
an adz handle. Dr. Winfrey then drew hia,
revolver and shot the infuriated maniac dead.
Hughes is lying in a very low condition,
while Dr. Winfrey is severely injured. Dar
fus Weaver was a pauper shipped in from
up the river last January.
Scalded to Death.
Creston", Lv., May 20. Late at night a
freight train became stalled going up the
Villisca hill. The conductor got off the
train to flag the next train following, when
the last two cars of his train broke a
coupling and started back down the hill.
The engineer and fireman of the approach
ing train jumped and escaped, but the only
occupant of the detached way-car, C. H.
Swain, was asleep, and he did not awaken
until the car ran into the engine. He was
badly scalded, and died in a short time.
Swain was au emigrant on his way to 2e-b-oska
witii his stcck and household goods.
His home was t Coldwater, Mich., where
he leaves a wifa and one child.
Ifatal Poisoning'.
Haiuiodsiiubo, JwT., 3Tay 2L Fifteen
D03-S, ranging from twelve to twenty years,
gathered in a woods on Chaplin River to
spend the Sunday in playing marbles and
swimming. Having no dinner, some dug
the roots of wild parsnips and divided them
with the crowd. They were shortly after
wards attacked with severe pains and dis
persed to their homes. Physicians were
sent for, but before they arrived, Will Pat
tison, sixteen years old, had died, and sev
eral others were in a critical condition.
Later it was reported that one more had
died, and five, others are beyond xelief.
The attending physicians say that onl
"hree are out of danger.
.Attorney at LaT?v
.Attorneys at Law
.Attorneys at La-w
fci7 will practico in in- several courts of tho
Stato. Office in Probate Judj-e'a-ocice, Court
House Blo.k.
I . E. BoxnmtAKE, Pros. W. B. DuTKn, Cab
Oi -AJbileno.
CAPITAL, 73,000. SURPLUS, $13,0CO:.
C. II. Lebold, J. 51. TismcB. J. E. IIebost. Ptos
E. A. IIkkisst. Cashier.
ISTOur individual liability is not limited, aa
is the caso with stockholders of
incorporated banks.
LEBOLD, FISHER & CO., Banters-
Gives especial attention to collection, buj
and sells foreign and domestic excuuugc.
ESAll business promptly attended to.
eneral Auction
Will cry sales of nil kinds at reasonable rates.
Satisfaction guaranteed or no pay.
All sales promptly attended to and Fatisfac
tion Kuaranteed. Post-office address, Abilene,-,
Understands tho business thoroughly; R-oo?a
prices jjuaranteed, and will work as cheap a
liny one. Post-oHicc, Abilene, Kansss.
for Dickinon and adjoining counties. About
ten years' practice in the Eastern and Western
States. Charges reasonable, and satisfaction
guaranteed. Post-office address, Abilone.
D entists
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(Successors to Dr. Crise.)
Dental Parlors cor. Broadway and Second Sts
n. TtTT.-IviTS-in, TT rFt.
All operations known to tho Dental profesr
sion rerforincd in the most skillful manner
Teeth extracted without pain by the use o
local amesthctics and gas.
Cottage Hotels
J. W. GORE, Propr.
House and Carriage Painter,
SIIOP South of Nicolay's Lumber Yard,
Plain and Ornamental Plasterer,
Work guaranteed and prices reasonable. All
orders promptly attended to. Address Box lli.
Junction City, Kansas.
Wot i'resli Bread,
Calces, I?ies,
Crodiers, eto-
Lunch and Hot Coffee at All Hours.
t' xno public Is invited to call and see urf.
on the corner of Third and Spruce streets.'
'S Abstracts of Titles Furnished,
Taxes Paid, Rents Collected
and money Judiciously forested for non-residents.
I represent several of tho best Fire, Lljfht--nfnjr
and Tornado Insurance. Companies In the
rorld. Lancashire, Manchester, England..
British America. Tornnt , Canada, Fire Amot
liation of Philadelphia. Glen FalR New Yorlc
AU business promptly and faithlully attended-
The Best of Bread
Pies and Cakes

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