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Abilene weekly reflector. [volume] (Abilene, Kan.) 1888-1935, June 21, 1888, Image 2

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The Mullan tunnel on the Northern
Pacific has been repaired and trains
now run through.
According to the police census the
population of Baltimore, Md-, num
bers 416,805. of whom 64,509 are col
ored. A light, silicious earth is found in
Trance and Germany from which arc
made bricks that will float in water.
Such bricks are mentioned by Pliny;
they were also made in Tuscany in the
eighteenth century.
Jay Gotld returned to New York on
the 15th by a special train over the
Pennsylvania road. He stepped briskly
from the car in Jersey City and as he
walked rapidly down the platform he
teemed in his ordinary health.
Miu Gladstone has issued a mani
festo to the A3'r electors in the form of
an open letter to Lord Hartinjrton re
calling the pledges made b' the Liberal
Unionists and showing how in every
instance they had been violated.
The court martial in the case of
Captain Thomas O. Self ridge, United
States nav, found that the evidence
submitted did not sustain the charge
of negligence, but the President has
disapproved the finding of the court.
Indian Commissioner Atkins has
tendered his resignation, to take effect
at the pleasure of the President, and
lias left Washington for his home at
Paris, Tenn., to enter upon an active
canvass for election -to the United
States Senate.
There is reason to believe that the
report crediting Secretary Whitney
with an intention of retiring from the
Cabinet at the close of the present
Presidential term is not altogether un
founded. When asked about it re
centry the Secretory would neither af
firm nor denv.
Commandant Heriot, proprietor of
T Ouvricr, of Paris, and a warm advo
cate of the Boulangerist cause, during
a fit of temporary mental aberration
recently shot his young wife anil then
shot himself. Both were in a critical
condition. It is supposed that the mo
tive for the act was jealousy.
William Winthroi Allen, of Med
lield. Mass., is now the oldest living
alumnus of Harvard. He was born
January 26, 1794, and was a member
of the class of 1817, of which Hon.
George Bancroft and Samuel E. Scwell,
the well-known lawyer of Boston, are
the only other surviving members.
The final session of the Millers1 Xa
tional convention was held at Buffalo,
2T. Y., on the 14th, when Milwaukee
was selected as the place for the 1889
meeting, and C. IL Seybt was elected
president for the next term. A resolu
tion looking toward the control of the
output of the country was adopted
without dissent.
The proposed departure of Commis
sioner Fink on a European vacation is
looked upon in Wall street as of de
cided importance to railroad circles.
His departure, it -was thought, would
be followed bj' an extensive cutting of
rates. The strain between the JJew
York Central and the Pennsylvania
was likely to end in hostilities at any
When King Kalakaua opened the
Hawaiian Legislature on May 20, he
refused to read in full the speech the
Ministers had prepared for him. He
declined, he said, to make himself
ridiculous by recommending the en
actment of laws he had vetoed last
session. His Ministers had advised
him that such recommendation or refer
ence should be made, and that the
omission would bo on his own respon
bility, an'd he read an abridged copy
of the speech.
The Iowa Board of Railway Com
missioners recently gave notice that
they bad prepared a schedule of reason
able maximum rates for traffic in Iowa
together with a classification of freight,
to go into effect June 28. Under the
schedule the roads are divided into
three classes. The schedule of rates is
from 25 to 40 per cent, below the
Illinois Commission's tariff and is sub
stantially the same as submitted to the
representatives of the roads in Chicago
previously. Railway managers think
that the new rates will necessitate a
losing business.
In 1877 Martin H. Phipps, a well-to-farmer
of Gallatin County, Ky., being
almost insane because of the actions of
n wayward daughter left his home and
family, determined to he a -wanderer
the remainder of his life. His family
made every effort to ascertain his
whereabouts, but were unsuccessful
and gave him up for dead. A few days
ago his son, still living on the old farm
with his mother, saw in a daily paper
thatM. H. Phipps, of Shelbyville, 111.,
had been allowed a pension as a Mexi
can veteran. He went there and found
his long-lost father an. inmate of the
poor house. Phipps is now seventy
eight years of age.
Dispatches from points in Northern
Iowa and Western Illinois report the
appnarance of swarms of seventeen
year locusts. Prof. C. V. Riley, United
States Entomologist, when asked about
the locusts said that a well-known
"brood occurred this year, and this
periodical visitor might be looked for
in wooded portions of Illinois and
Iowa, and also in parts of Wisconsin,
Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania."
In.reply to a question as to whether the
ijrasshoppers would be destructive this
year, he could not express a positive
opinion. He had received a telegram
recently that the young were hatch
ingn immense- numbers in parts of
Minnesota, and with weather favor
, able to them considerable injury may
be dofie, especially as the average
period between visitations has expired
since the last troubles.
Gleaned by Telegraph and MaiL
Aftek routine business in. tbe Senate on
the 11th the Fisheries treaty was taken up in
open executive session, and the Senate was
addressed by Senator Gray in support of it.
At the close of his remarks it was laid
aside until Monday, the 25th. Adjourned... In
the House tills and resolutions were
introduced, among them a resolution by
Mr. Dougherty, of Florida, reciting the
fact that there seemed no probability of the
passage of the Mills bill: that there is a large
and daily incre sing surplus in the treasury;
that the civil war has made it necessary and
just to have a large pension list; that the suc
cess of the United States armies made possible
and secure the accumulation of large private
and corporate fortunes, and instructing the
Ways and Means Committee to report bills re
pealing all laws providing for in
ternal revenue taxation, except for
distilled spirits and malt liquors;
providing for the levying of a tax upon the in
comes, exceeding 15,000. of all persons, corpora
tions or trusts to be devoted exclusively to the
payment of pensions, and that all articles not
manufactured in the United States shall be ad
mitted free of duty. District of Columbia mat
ters were then considered until adjournment.
In the Senate on ttiel'itb Senator Chand
ler offered a long resolution referring the cre
dentials or Senator Gibson, of Louisiana, to the
Committee on Privileges and Elections with in
structions to inquire into the late elections in
Louisiana. A lengthy talk was indulged in o-er
Senator Stewart's resolution of inquiry as to
the purchase of bonds, and no action reached.
The Agricultural Appropriation bill was re
ported, and the bill to amend the
Inter-State Commerce act taken up
and Mr. Cullom addressed the Senate in its fa
vor. Adjourned In tbe House the report of
the committee in the case of Frank vs. Glover,
Ninth Missouri district, was called up and
adopted. It conlirms Mr. Glover in his seat.
The same action was taken in the case of
Lynch vs. Vandever from California, Mr. Van
dever being contirmed in his seat. The Tariff
bill was then considered until adjournment.
In- the Senate on the 13th Mr. Sherman,
from the Committee on Foreign Relations, re
ported a concurrent resolution requesting the
President to invite from time to time as occasion
might require, negotiations with any Govern
ment with which we may have diplomatic rela
tions for the settlement of all differences by
arbitration. Senator Hale then spoke in op
position to the Fisheries treaty. The District
of Columbia Appropriation bill was passed and
Senator Stewart's resolution of .inquiry as to
the sale of bonds since April. 1SS3, was dis
cussed and adopted. After an ineffectual at
tempt to go into executive session the Senate
adjourned ... In the House the Tariff bill was
taken up in Committee of the Whole and con
sidered at length. "When the committee rose
the House adjourned.
Tiik Senate on the 14th passed the joint
resolution urantinc leave of absence to all
Government employes who were present at the
battle of Gettysburg!! to attend the reunion
July 3. The concurrent resolution as to inter
national arbitration also passed. The Agricult
ural Appropriation and the Post-office Appro
priation bills also passed. After passing sev
eral other bills, of local interest only, the Sen
ate adjourned until Monday In the House a
bill was reported providing for an Assistant
Secretary of War, also the bill was reported
from committee to retire General Pleasanton.
The House then in Committee or the Whole
took up the Tariff bill, the consideration of
which continued until adjournment.
The Senate was not in session on the
ltth There was a small attendance in the
House and several hour were devoted to the
consideration of private biils. A resolution in
regard tu the death of Emperor Frederick was
passed. At the evening session a number of
pension bills passed and the House adjourned.
In the Khode Island General Assembly
Jonathan A. Chace was re-elected Uniied
States Senator by a majority of both
houses. The Legislature has adjourned
until next January.
Tun Missouri State Prohibition conven
tion met at Kansas City on the 12th and
nominated Frank M. Lowe for Governor.
The nominee is a Kansas City lawyer, only
twenty-eight years of age.
Tuc President has nominated Varnum
SI. Babcoek, of Wisconsin, to be receiver of
public moneys at St. Croix Fall"?, Wis.
Mrs. SnEniDAN, mother of General Sher
idan, died at Somerset, O., on the 11! tu.
The General was not immediately informed
of his mother's death, his physicians not
deeming it advisable.
In the House of Commons recently Mr.
W. H. Smith, First Lord of the Treasury,
announced that all the licensing clauses in
the Local Government bill would be aban
doned. Tue elections in Belgium are resulting in
favor of the Catholic party. The Catholics
have gained two Liberal seats and in Ant
werp all their candidates liavo beeti re
elected. In Brussels another ballot is
necessary in divisions.
Solomon G. Comstock has been nomi
nated for Congress, to succeed Knute Nel
son, by the Republicans of the Fifth Min
nesota district.
Waltei: L. Hates has been renominated
for Congress by the Democrats of the Sec
ond Iowa district.
TnE Bulgarian Cabinet has resigned in
consequence of disseusions over the Popoff
affair. Prince Ferdinand is endeavoring to
effect a reconciliation.
The King of Holland's heir, the Princess
Wilhelmini, aged seven years, has been
betrothed to the twelve-year-old Princo of
Saxe-Weimar. The marriage will unite
Saxe-Weimar and Holland.
The Spanish Cabinet has been reorgan
ized as follows: Premier, Senor Sagasia;
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senor Armijo;
Minister of Finances, Senor Puigcerver;
Minister of the Interior, Senor Moret; Min
ister or Justice, Senor Martinez; Miuister
of Commerce, Senor Canalejas; Minister
of War, General Oryan; Minister of the
Marine, Senor Hodreguez; Minister of the
Colonies, Senor Ruizcapdepos.
A curious fact has developed in the Pro
hibition nomination for Governor of Mis
souri. The nominee, Frank M. Lowe, of
Kansas City, is only tweuty-eight years
old, when the law requires the Governor
to be at least thirty-tive.
Hox. Joux Schultz has been appointed
Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba.
Miss Mollie Garfield, daughter of the
murdered President, was married to J.
Stanley Brown at Mentor, O., on the 14 h.
At the same time and place, Henry Gar
field, Mollie's brother, was married to Miss
Belle Mason, daughter of the late Hon.
James Mason, of Cleveland. The wedding
was a quiet affair, newspuper men being
Rev. "W. "W. Nichols, of Philadelphia,
has been elected Assistant Protestant
Episcopal Bishop of the Cleveland, O.,
George S. Haskell, of Rockford, I1L,
has been elected president of the Ameri
can Trade Association.
General Sheridan was reported con
siderably improved by his physicians on
the night of the 15tb.
Emperor Frederick, of Germany, died
at Potsdam on the morning of the 15th,
fourteen weeks after the death of his
father, Emperor William. He was con
scious to the last and was surrounded by
his Empress and other members of his
family. His end was unmarked by any
signs of acute suffering. He was born in
the palace in which he died October IS .
1S31. '
Count Ricitter, who was destined to
succeed Count Piper as Swo lish Ambassa
dor to London, has committed suicide at
Stockholm by shooting himself with a re
Destructive forest fires aro reported
from Nova Scotia. A Mrs. Manning and
two children were burned to death, also
John Driscoll, at Hall's Bay.
Mrs. Anna Lee, of Rochester, N. Y., has
been awarded $5,000 damages for the death
of her husband in the naphtha explosion in
that ci y last Decembsr.
Three boys were drowned at Baltimore,
Md., on the 14th, two of them while bath
ing. The tenants of the Irish estates of the
Countess of Kingston have been granted
20 per cent reductions in rent
A dispatch from Superior, Wis., of tho
14lh says the damage by the floods in
Northern Minnesota would am unt io?500.
000. The boom at Cloquet gave way, caus
ing the loss of several mi.iion feet of logs.
The International Typographical Union,
lately in session at Kansas City, elected
Edwin T. Plank, of San FrancNco, presi
dent The new constitution provides for
biennial meeliucs.
A. dispatch from Brussels says: "Ad
vices from the Congo say that the Arabs
who have arrived at Kinsbussa, state t bat
Henry M. Stanley was wounded in a fight
with the natives and that afterward one
half of his escort deserted. Tippoo Tib
had not sent the promised convoy to
AN electric storm played havoc at Mil
waukee, "Wis., on the 14th. The telegraph
and telephone systems were greatly dam
aged. In Cheboygan County a farmer
named Cooper was killed by lightning.
Tnn German steamer Pemptos. from
Singapore, with a number of pilgrims ou
board, which was reported overdue at
Jeddah and which it was feared was lost,
has arrived at Aden in tow with her shaft
Governor Buckner, of Kentucky, has
refused to commute the ueath sentence of
William Patterson, tho ngro murderer of
Jennie Bowman, of Louisville.
The Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias,
at Cincinnati on the 14th, elected the fol
lowing officers: Supreme chancellor. "Wil
liam "Ward, of Newark, N. J. ; supreme
vice-chancellor, George D. Shaw, ot Eau
Claire, Wis.; suprnme prelate, Charles T.
Bragg, of Bangor, Me.; supremo keeper of
the records and seals, R. M. C. White, of
Nashville, Tenn. ; supreme master of arms,
Robert Newell, of Little Rork; supreme
outer guard, John W. Thompson, of Wash
ington; supreme master of tho exchequer,
Stansberry J. Willey, of "Wilmington. Del.
Recently published statistics of the
Chicago Union Stock Yards Company, and
of the Chicago Board of Trade, show that
the Chicago, Burlington & Qaincy railroad
ii still leading all other lines iu the number of
cars of live stock and grain bro lght to that
market. This fact indicates tho rapidity
with which the road must have recovered
from its recent labor troubles, and furnishes
additional evidence of the efficient manner
iu which tbe management handled the re
cent strikes or employes on its lines. Evi
dently, from a business staad-point, the
rorfd is in able hands.
A bronze eq-iestrian statue of Israel Put
nam, the revolutionary hero, erected by
the State, was unvailcd at Brooklyn, Conn.,
on the 14th. Hon. Morris W. Seymour
made tho speech of presentation and Gov
ernor Lounsbury tho address receiving it
on behalf of the State.
Tue National Christian Science Associa
tion has elected Mrs. M. R. G. Eddy, oi
Boston, president, Herbert H. Bangs, oi
Boston, secretary, and Mrs. H. A. Larmier,
of Chicago, treasurer.
Tin: works of the Salem (Mass.) Lead
Company. 200x100 feet in size and four
stories high, toge'her with it3 contents
and machinery, were burned recently.
Loss, S200.0J0; fully insured.
A heavy thunder storm parsed over Al
bany. N. Y., on the 15th. Lightning struck
English & Best's hotel. The loss reached
100,00); partially insured.
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union eu led its convention at Kansas City,
Mo., on the 15th. Mrs. Clara Huffman, of
Kansas City, was elected president
Liwtek Dunn, or New York, has been
found guilty of grand larceny in the first
degree in receiving from Teller Scott the
bonds stolen by the latter from the Man
hattan Bank. Senteucc was postponed
pending argument on a motion for a ujw
Seiiious floods aro reported in Southern
Minnesota and Dakota, consequent uuon
heavy rains of the 13th and 14th. Much
damage has been done, the downpour
being accompanied by heavy winds.
A collision occurred on tho Pennsylva
nia road near Fifty-second Street Fh.ladel
phia ivcjntly, by which twenty freight
cars were wrecked. Oae car was lo:ided
with refined oil, which caught lire from a
hot box and the cars were almost eutircly
Mfestroyed, with tho greater part of their
content. Loss, 550,000.
Clara "Weed, aged eighteen, was struck
by lightning the other night near Aber
deen. Dak., and killed.
All the window glass factories of the
"West have shut down until September 1
and possibly longer unless an agreement
as to wages is reached.
The French Ministry propose to intro
duce a bill to tax saccharine as sugar and
to prohibit its sale as such.
Robbers attacked a train on the M., K.
& T. near Muscogee, I T., on the night of
the 15th, killing one man an i wounding
two others, but only getting 3 in booty.
An active pursuit of tho ruffians was im
mediately organized.
Business fai ures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended June 14. numbered for
the United Slates, 209; Canada, 23; total,
232; compared with 250 tho previous week
and 213 the corresponding week last year.
The Senato was not in sesi .i -.i .no, 16th.
But little was done in the House, attend
ance being extremely thin.
Bt the wrecking of a train in Nuevo
Leon, Mexico, recentlj-, caused by a bad
bridge, two Americans were killed.
One man was killed and sive a injured
by an explosion of gasoline at Bailey Bros.
& Co., Za-iesville O., recently.
Tiik Lancaster-Glover lioel suit for 5150,
0JJ damages, tried in St. Louts r 8-iiUy,
ended in a verdict of one c -nt damages.
Clearing house returns for w cek ended
June 10 showed an average decrease of
10.9 compared with the corresponding week
of last year. Iu New York the d. crease
was 12.4.
Henry Bauer, of Applcton, and Jacob S.
Meehan, or Chicago, students or St. Law
rence College, Mt Calvary, "Wis., were
drowne I in a mill pond near the college the
other night. One was seized with cramps
and both were drowned while the other
was attempting a rescue. Their ages were
about twelve years.
Tue London money market was reported
more active during the week endfd June
10. A revival of .speculation followed the
:innouncement of the death of Emperor
By a & llision in Lake Michigan be weeu
the schooner Willie Ki rani tbe steamer
Robert Mills the other nisht in a feg the
former was sentio the bottom, betwen
the big and 1 ttle Au Sable islands The
schooner was a thn-e-master and was
loaded with 17,000 bushels of corn. Tho
crew made their e-'Ci-p.
The Virginia Midland train from "Wash
ington ran off the traek about twenty-five
miles south of Alexandria. Va., recently.
Baggagemastcr Poss, Edward Hurtman,
fireman; N. A. Kelly, Charles Mayo and a
teleeraph operator on bo..rd the tain,wcre
killed. Three others were seriously in
jured. The schools at the Omaha Indian agency,
Nebraska, have been closed on account c.f
the measles. Forty papooses have died
within a short period.
The Diss Debars -were found guilty at
New York 'on the lG.h of swindling by
means of spook pictures.
A post mortem examination showed
that tho disease which killed Emperor
Frederick was undoubtedly cancer, which
had made terrible inroads on his throat and
lung passages. Dr. Mackenzie, it appears,
was aware of the true nature of tho dis
ease, but which he professionally thought
it was advisable to conceal.
A furious thunderstorm, accompanied
by hail, passed over Princeton. N. J., re
cently. Tho house of Harrison Yoorhees
was struck by lightning, and both he and
his wife were instantly killed.
TnB west bound express was held up
and robbed tbe other night between Big
Horn and Myers stations on the Northern
Pacific. The robbers took valuables from
tho passengers and opened the safe.
KBy a cloud burst at Titusville, Pa., the
other night property worth SI 0,000 was de
stroyed, but no lives were lust-
A man supposed to bo Edward Bowers.
of Wano, Kan., was recently found by a
farmer buned to tho armpits in quick
sand in the Rep-ibliean river near Buket
man, Neb. He was rescued with difficulty.
There was on his person SL.0CO .n curreucy.
but his mind was enti-eiy gone us a result
of his terrible experience.
Joseph Beceman, :i tailor lorty.flvc years
old, suicided at Horton receutly by bang
ing him-elf. He bad been on a spree and
left a letter stating that ho loved a widow
and wanted to die.
The Kansas City, Wyandotte & North
western road gave the dele ales to the
International Typographical Union an ex
cursion to Leaveaworih and the Soldiers'
Home during the recmt annual session at
Kansas City.
The body of a woman mimed Stewart
was recently found in the river at L aveu
worth. She hai beeu missing au u a
week. She wa-j not a rcsid- m of thai citv,
but was said to have been looking for her
husband who is or was a soldier.
At the recent meeting of the State Sun
day School Association at Abilene tuo fol
lowing officers were electel for t-tu ensu
ing year: President, J. W. Love, Wichita;
general secretary, J. A. Bright, Ab.l-nc;
treasurer, C. H. Lebnld, Ab lene; reord
ing secretary. Prof. Frank Kiczer. Downs;
executive committee, J. W. Ridden, J. G.
H-skell, T. E. Dewey, H. C. Rush. E. W.
Cunningham, J. W. Campi eli. L. B.
Sweet, W. Rymer, B. F. Watson. A peti
tion was adopted in be sent to Congress to
enact a law prohibiting Sunday wor in the
mail service and other departments of the
Government, and also a petition to the Re
publican National con veil ion to insert in
their platform a plank agains.. Sunday
work for workingmeu and a clear indole
meat of prohibition. McPher on whs de
cided upon as the piacj for the next con
vention. The Supreme Court has confirmed the
sentence in the case of J. H. Yarburnuuli,
who was couvicled of the inurd r of L D.
Collier, son of Dr. Robert Lird Collier,
formerly of K-insas City, at Emporia on
November 22, 1S:G.
Patents lately issued to Knnas in
ventors: Thill coupling, F. AV. Al c i,
Chanute; machine for excavating, Charles
S. Jones, Yates Ceuter; i m uned ui o
tichtener and staple driver anu extractor,
Flangus G. McHenry and II. Martin.
Bloomingtoii; folding step. Alexander H.
Nichols, Branson; harness rack Emory
Phillips and A. N. Edwards, Wichita;
bame attachment, Rohert. F. Russell, xlbt
lene; haiuestrius; Rubert F. Kns.scil. Abi
lene; jrrapple, William H. Wiley, Stock
ton; clawbar, Archibald R. Wyglc, Kiug
man. Scott City has been selected as t he place
in which to tiuild tin; t m le cmleco of the
Episci pal Chuicb for esiern Kans-is.aini
a buisdui will bo eri:ted thissumm r and
arrangemedts made for opening the scho 1
in the fall.
The Attorney-General has b-gun m:.n
damus proceedings against the couiiiv
commissioners of Stevens County to com
pel them to canvass the vote cast .t the
recent railroad bond election in ti.a cm n
ty. Chief Justice Horton. of the Supieme
Court, granted an alternative writ ordering
the commissioners to meet and canvass
the vote on June 22, or show causo wny
they should not do so July 5.
The second tri .1 or E. E. "Wcldon for
kill ng Harrison Tutt, an old colored man,
in Wyandotte, November 1, 1SS7 wa con
cluded in the Wyandotte district court, re
cently, the jury finding a verdict of mur
der iu the second .egiee. The lowcs
penalty for the crime is ten years in the
Shelby's circus and menacerio was re
entry wrecked by a wind storm at O Jell
during the performance. The tent was
blown down aud fifteen person injured,
the most serious being Arthur Deyo, ski 1.
fractured, and a girl named Hoke, hip
The Governor has issued a proclamation
organizing Grant County, with Ulysses as
the county seat
On the 14th Mar-h Durbin, employed by
the Missouri Pacific to: d as a wiper, was
killed at "Wyando te by being tl rown from
a train, which ran over him. On the same
day Austin Nobles, a colored b y, was
killed mi the Wyandotte & Northwest ern
road by jumping from a high trestle to es
cape an approaching train.
At Argentine ttie other night an un
known man fill from a Santa Fo train and
bo h his legs were cut off below the kue s.
He was carried to a house, where ho died
next day.
The executive committee of the Sc-vice
Pension Association of Kansas recently
met ai Emporia for the purpose of aav.mc
nig the interests of the association. A
resolution was adopted ndmi ting all citi-z-'iis,
m ile and female, to honorary mem
bership on payment of membership fee.
TnE annual convention or the State Tem
po anco Union, lately in session at Topoka,
ad -pied a resolution denouncing "the state
ment that a Prohibitory law ca-i not ie en
forced, whether it c.nnes from the liquor
dealers or their agents, or from tho great
metropolitan daily newspapers of the
countty, as either ignorantly or malicious
ly tal e, and if made henceforth it must be
made i hout justification or excuse."
After a long debate a resolution was also
adopted asking that the National Republi
can convention adoptananti-saloou plank.
The fo'low ng officers were elected: Presi
dent, N. C. McFarland, Topettu; vice-president,
John A. Murry, Topeka: secretary,
A. H. Limerick, "Wintteld; treasurer, H.
"W. Lewis, Wichita. Executive committee,
"W. B. Slosson, Leavenworth; AsaThomp
si n, Howard; Rev. J. D. Hew.tt Wici ita;
T. F. Tufft-, Ac f-oi; S. B. Bradf.rd,
Carbondale; Martin Mohler, Dowus; Rev.
A. S. Embree. Manhattan; S. O. Thacher,
A late fire at Baxter Springs destroyed
fifteen buildings, all occupied as business
house. Mostly covered by insurance.
A charter was recently filed with tho
Secretary of State for the Pratt, SaltPiams
& Rio Grande Raitr at Lomp-.ny. Route,
f r. m Pratt to El Paso, Tex., through Pratt
B rber, Cemaiche, Clark, Meade and
Seward Counties; estimated length GOO
miles; capital, SG,0OJ.Ot0.
The other morning Frank Loveland.
eighteen years of age, was found dead in
his bed at Granlville. He warked bard all
day on tbe day before and complained of
pain in his heart before going to bed.
Marvin is to have a bank.
Edward Dootz recently attempted to
board a freich traiu at Roscdale for the
i urpose of stealing a ride when he fell 1
under the wheels and had both his leg
crushed,. causing bis death two days later.
He had been attending an Inquest on the
bodies of two men who bad been killed by
tbe cars at Kansas City the day before
while walking on the track with him.
Mrs. L A. Seymour, or New York, has
tv gun a suit in the United States Circuit
Court against the county of Leavenworth.
for$2S10.G6 interest due oa bonds to the
amount of S26.0.X), issued by that county in
16 and made payable to tbe Leavenworth
& M ssouri Paiific Railway Comp my.
rlnE city .reasurer of Leavenworth
threatens to resign because the Council re
fused to provide for an assistant
The following new post-office were lately
established in Kansas: Biscn, Rush County,
Samuel Rothiveiler, postmaster; Fern,
Sherman Countv, Augustus L. Holbrook,
postmaster; "White "Water, Butler County,
Isaac H. Neiman, postmaster.
Senator Plumb has introduced a bill in
the Senate authorizing tbe counties of
Platte and Clay,Mo., and "Wyandotte, Kan.,
to construct a Tree bridge across the Mis
souri river at the most accessible point at
or near the mou h of the Kansas river.
J. E. Davidsos, a switchman whose
family resides at Topeka, was recently
run over and killed by cars in the Missouri
Pacific yard at Kansas City, Mo.
A roster of all the ex-Ohio Ur.ionio!
dlers living in Kansas is soon to be issued.
Tlis Northern Pacific Stopped
and Robbed in Montana
Coac'ies Perforated With Enllets
The Imiian Territory Kob
bery. Indian Policj Following a Clew A Con
demned Han's Pitiful Plea Soldisr
BiLLtNOs, Mont, Juno IS. Saturday night
about one o'c ock tho west bound express
was dauger-sigiiall- d between Big Horu
and Myers stations, on the Northern
Pacific, at a dangerous place, and the train
s oppeJ. Suddeny a band or masked men
appeared and engineer Sargent pullei tno
throttle wide open to esc ipe, hut the shoot
ing was so dangerous and quick that be
ceased. The robbers e-'inpelloU Sargent o
jo through the tta nwtule they relieved the
passengers of valuables. He was torn
polled to break in tue door of the express
car and crawi in first and tt.e safe was
opened and money taxeu. any passen
gers hid their mjney about the cars before
ihe rooiieis reached tncm. The passen
gers wero greatiy excited wheu they
reached here. Tho coacht s had all been
shot into and the shooting hud been dan
geroubly close, but no one was seriously
nurt. There were eight men in the party.
T ey i-ecuro.l f40Jinihi express car aud
ubutGO0 from thi passentrors. Sheriff
Hai r s, ot Yellowstone County, and posse
are iu pursu t
Mu5Kogee. I. T.. June IS. Particulars
regaidiug ihe train robbery at Virdigris
bridge Frid.y night snow that the train
had stopped at the bridge to put off some
baggage and had stancd to pull tut auain,
when the engineer was covered by a
rjvoivcr and the express car was entered.
The messenger was ta Jen by surprise, as.
tbiiuga very uai-m uisiht, the sde door
was open. Before ho cou:d close it two
in n entered the car and. robbed
him of abiut eight dollars and
one valuable p.ickaue. One shot w.is
tired into tho mail car, the bul
iet pahsinjr thiough ihe left arm of diaries
Cotton, tho mail agent. Two shots werj
t.red into the front of the smoking car, one
-o n through the rifikt forearm of Harry
!:yuu, ti.e train hoy. and the other struci?
a passenger named Ben C Taever in the
lef c .eck anl a-.suig backward bi oke bis
neck, causing lustantduaib. Tne wounded
and dead were brought to this place.
I', ere were seven men engaged iu the rob-oei-.v.
No eff .rt was ma le to rob the pas
sengers. T .e dead min's homo was in
Ko-.euud. Tex. He is asm le man and was
n :i tr p to Chicago. Th- leader of the
robbers gave hi? name as Captain Jack.
So i e of mom were masked.
Sedai.ia, Mo., June IS. Au express mes
senger who came in from the sou-.h yester
day aftermon stated that it was rumored
it Vinitii that C-ptuin Charles L-afloro and
ns moun : i Indiuii polico hud tracked tho
linlitti 'Krriiory tr.iin robbers to tieir
end- zvoua, about forty miles southwest of
St. Joseph, Mo.. June IS. Pc'erHronek,
the wife uiurdeier. who is to bi hang d in
ibis city next F iday. has wn ten tuo fol-
winsr etter to iiovetmr Morehouse:
To U'tn Kxcellency, .L P. Morehoufe, Goetrnor oj
1 hereby take the liberty to address your Ex
ellency in regurd to the date of my execution.
Tue day has been set on June ai and I am here
w.-.iting for a fareuell letter from my poor old
father and mother who live in Europe, expect
ing to hear from them in a short time and am
very anx:ous to receive their last farewell letter
before I am executed. Ueinjj prepared to die for
iiie crime for which I am to sutler. I most lium
Dly be and pray your Excellency to grant me a
stay of execution for only one week that I may
be sure oJ receiving a last farewell letter from
my poor parents. Your most humbls and obe
dient servant, Peter Hronek.
Little Rock, Ar., June IS. Advices
f i om the Chickasaw Nation are that thus
f.r Jidual i.oslililies have not commenced
bt-tweeu ihe Indian mil.tia and the cattle
men, but both parties are defiant Govcr
: or Guy has been arming the militia with
.ho most approved uoapous and has in
creased their number. He declares the
law oxo udiug person. who have no rilu
i i the Territory will be enforced at all
hazards. S line cattlemen begin to beikve
they have made it mistake in def i ing tbe
au borities un I taik of removing their cat
tle, but others iuxist on standing on their
r eh s. as they term it, and resistiug ex
Valentine. Neb.. Juue IS. SereoantNo
an and Private Taylor, of Fort Niobrara,
not into a quarrel lato last night over a Cy
prian named Carria Reed, during which
ooth drew revolver aud began firing. No
lan was fa ally wounded and died at noon
t'i-day. The woman whs also shot and is in
a crniciil couditi- a. Taylor gave himself
up, cla mmg that ho had a.-tcd in self de-fen-e,
but a coroner's ju y decided that ho
-.hot with feloi ious inteut
Franklin, Ark.. June IS. Tho ill feeling
b tween Dr. J. Ryles and Jefferson Boler,
rowing out oi ihe action of the latter in
the Masonic lod;e mcet.ng at this place re
cently, culminat. d yesterday in a personal
encounter betweeii them, wnen Boler drew
a knife anl stabbed tho doctor a number of
times iu different parts of the body, in
ll.cting fatal injuries.
A liladxlonti Gain.
London, June 17. The election in tin
Ayr borough yesterday to fill the vacancy
iu the House of Commons caused by tbe
death of Mr. Richard Campbell resulted in
tbe return of Captain Sinclair, Gladsto
niam.bya majority of 03. Captain Sinclair
received 2,331 votes ugamst 226S cast for
his opponent Mr. Evelyn Ashley. Liberal
Unionist At the previous elecion Mr.
Campbell, who was a Liberal-Unionist was
re urned by a majority of 1,17.1l Tbe dis
trict thus shows a Gladstonian gam or
1,128 votes.
Town LSurned.
Vermillion, IiL. June 17. The business
part of this town was destroyed by fire
early this morning.
The ghost of Vulkavitcb, who was ex
ecuted April 3. seems to be wandering
around the corridors of the jail to the great
alarm of some of the more timid and super
stitious inmates. About ton o'clock last
nigbt while Warden Brockway and Deputy
Smith were sitting in the main office, they
were suddenly surprised by loud cries
Jrom the corridor in which the long term
prisoners aro kept Upon arriving in the
corridor the discovery was made that a
prisoner named John Jones was nearly
crazed witb fright over the alleged visita
tion of murderer Volkavitch's ghost at tho
door of his celL Notlong after, Watchman
McDonald was again aroused by alarming
cries proceeding from Jones' new quarters.
He went to him and found the cold beads of
perspiration standing out on bis forehead
and his limbs quaking violeutly. The
wretched prisoner was evidently frightened
nearly out of hi3 wits when the jaiter ap
peared. He asserted that Volkavitcn's ghost
appeared to him. He was taken into another
cell witn his brother who is confined in the
jail. In the meantime his companion in the
first cell called for McDonald, and with his
fsice showing signs of alarm lie said that
he had been disturbed by mysterious noises
and the rising up and down of the cover
of tho little table in his quarters. Another
man also testified to having sesn the ghost
All the prisoners were more or less ex
cited over the event, and but few of them
slept after the disturbance occurred. They
believed they had seen a leal ghost
Wllkeslarre (Fa.) Cor. FMadtlpIita Frax.
Woman Saffrajre Advocate Heard Th
Virginia Contests Dakota' Claim.
Chicago. Juno IB. When the Republican.
National Committee met last night Mrs.
Isabella Beecher Hooker, the well known
woman suffrage advocate, was grauted
ten minutes at her request to present her
cause, and the secretary was instructed to
wait upon her, and in tho meantime, on
motion ot Mr. Conger, of Ohio,
next Monday was fixed as the date
when each State delegation to the
National convention should meet and
elect a chairman and one member to serve
as vice-president aud oue each on the com
mittees on credentials Ferm-nent organ
ization, rules and order of business, plat
form and resolutions and the National Re
publican Committee. Mrs. Hooker, white
haired and stately, entered with
Secretary Fessenden and a lady
friend, and spoke clearly and
well, arousing laughing enthusi
asm by an offer that if the committee would
endeavor to have a woman suffrage plank
inserted in tho convention platform she
would guarantee them a hundred woman
speakers in the coming canvass who would
sweep the Republican party into power to
stay as long as it pleased. Her plank was
received on behalf if the committee by the
Mr. Conger, from the sub-committee ap
pointed to prepare the roll of the conven
tion, reported that there was a number of
contests for seats in which the papers in
dicated the regularity of the set of dele
gates placed upou the rolls presented. Ho
continued that un the papers filed and
statements made to the sub-committee, it
was deemed unwiso to decide respecting
the contest in the District of Columbia, und
the sub-committee recommended that both
delegations be admitted to seats on the
fiooi and neithor bo entitled to vote until
the richt to seits had been de
termined by tho convention. There were
no contests in the Firsthand Fourth dis
tiicts of Virginia. In tho matter of the
contested seats in the Second. Third, FIf tb,
Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth
Virginia districts the committee recom
mended that both delegations be admitted
to seats without votes until the convention
determined the right of the matter. In re
gard to the delegates at large from Vir
ginia the committee voted to recommend
that the delegates headed by Sena
tor Mahone be placed -n tho roll and ad
mitted as delegates, and that tho opposing
delegation, headed by V. D. Groner, be ad
milted to seats as contestants.
The Virginia contests nt once became a
matter of vigorous discussion, Lynch, the
colored member from Mississippi, Hooker,
of Vermont and a dozen others taking part.
After nearly an hour's debate Walter
Evans, of Kentucky, endeavored to bring
matters to a head by moving as
an amendment to the report of ihe
subcommittee that the entire Mahone
delegation from Virginia bo placed on
tho roll. But the speech making continued
unabated aud it was fully an hour longer
before the Evans proposition came to a
vote. Secretary Fesseadea warmly op
posed Evans, while Brownlow, of Tennes
see, took the opposite side, and the ayes
and noes were necessary to decido the re
sult The call showed i tiit the motion to
place on tbe convention, roll tbe entire
Mahone delegation was defeated IS to 1.
Immediately a claim frcm Dakota for ten
scats in the convention not six came up
and caused another lively tilt. The idea
was that Dakota was rightfully a State,
not a Territory,and entitled to the full rep
resentation of a State. The propcr.ition
did not involve any enlargement of
Dakota's vote in the convention. It was a
matter of seats, not votes. The committee
gave the larger number and therefore its
moral support to Dakota's claim to State
The report of the committee to preparo
the convention roll was then unanimously
adopted, the only change being that in re
gard to Dakota. Tho effect is to relegate
to the action of the credentials committee,
or convention itself, the whole question of
the Mahone and antl-Mahone contest in
Virginia, both side3 temporarily being
given scats in the convention.
Mr. Lawson moved that the several State
delegations be authorized each to appoint
a messenger, except the States of Now
York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois,
which should each appoint two, all to have
the privileges of the floor and be under tho
charge of iha scrgeant-at-arms. The mo
tion was adopted and General Charles
Fitzimmons, or Chicago, tho sergeant-at
arms of the convention, was presented to
the National Committee by Mr. Clarkson.
He was i cceived warmly.
Telegrams were read from Creed Hay
mond, of California, and M. D. Foley, of
Nevada, stating that the Pacific coast dele
gates desired to present the name of
Morris M. Estee, of California, for tempo
ral y or permanent chairman and request
ing that action b' tbe National Commutes
be sus endel until thecoastmen should ar
rive. This met with no opposition.
The President Kxpreiseii Grief at the Death
of Emperor Frederick The House Pusses
a .Resolution of Sympathy.
Washington. June 16. Intelligence of
the death of Emperor Frederick was re
ceived by Secretary Bayard yesterday
morning by a cable message from the
United States Legation at Berlin. The
Secretary immediately irforraed the Presi
dent, aDd tbe following telegram was sent
to Berlin:
rendition, Minitter, Berlin:
Department of State, Washington. June
15. The President desires you to make expres
sion, through the foroign omce, of the respect
ful sympathy felt throughout the United States
for the German Nation in the loss of their Em
peror, who has at last yielded to death with
such lofty courage and calm resignation to the
Divine decree. Bayakd.
In tboHouse of Representatives yesterday
Mr. McCreary, of Kentucky, a member of
the Committee oa Foreign Affairs, obtained
unanimous consent to introduce. the follow
ing: Eriolted. By the House ot Representatives oi
the United States of America, That we have
heard with profound sympathy of the death ot
the Emperor. He was distinguished as a soldier,
having been made a Field Marshal for his con
spicuous services in Austrian and French and
Russian (?) wars. His wfci a Iriendly and liberal
Dollcy in Germany and we express our respect
ful sympathy to the German Nation ia the loss
of their great and renowned leader.
It was passed unanimously.
A Train on tbn 31.. K. It T. Attacked The
Robbers Kill BenTarrcr and Wound the
Slail Clerk and Train Boy.
Muscogee, L T., June 1& The sooth
bound express on tbe Missouri. Kansas &
Texas was robbed at Verdigris bridge,
eight miles north of here, at nine o'clock
last night There were seven robbers,
who only got eight dollars out of the sare.
The robbers shot the mail clerk in the
arm, also the train boy. and one ball fired
Into the smoker struck Ben Tarver in the
neck, causing instant death. Officers here
are loading their horses on the cars to go to
the scene of the robbery.
The Trouble Compromised.
St. Louis, June 15. The trouble between
the city authorities and the Bell Telephone
Company has been at last compromised,
the company submitting to a citizens' com
mittee. Mayor Francis and other dignita
ries a proposition to replace telephones
taken out and charge a rental of 150, com?
plying with the ordinance until its validity
could be tested before the Supreme Court,
a case being now on band which will be
forced to a rapid conclusion. Iirtbeevenl
of a decision in favor of the Bell Companj
the renters, or 'phones will pay at tbo
former rates of f 100 per year, but the com
pany does not say what it will doin case
the decision is against it
rhe Cberokea and Chickasaw Indians a
War "With Cattle Kin Cowboys Armed:
and Indian Militia CaUed Out.
TAHLEQCAn, I. T., June 13. The authori
ties of the Cherokee Nation have created
considerable consternation among the cat
tle men by seizing their cattle as a penalty
for violating the quarantino laws of tho
Nation. C. M. McClellan, a large and
noted stockman, had about GOO four and
five year old steers seized and advertised
:o bo sold for the benefit of the Nation for
i violation of tho quarantino law, which
strictly prohibited auy one bringing cattle
into the Nation between May land October
1 of each year. McClellan is an adopted
ritizen, but has appealed to the -United.
States in this matter, as his cattle, aro to
be sold by a Cherokee sheriff June SO.
Tbo Cherokee authorities say they pro
pose to run their internal civil matters,
ind hope the Government will not put in
when it hns no business or right under the
;rcaty and Inter-Stato law. The agent is
to-day at Muscogee listening to beta Mc
Clellan and the Nation. McClellan thinks
the stock law unconstitutional, but his
rriendi think he ought to have appeal ed'to
the conrts of his Nation. . Tho cattle men
all over the country aro watching this tight
tvith a great deal or iuterest especially in
Texas, from whence most of tho cattle
ihipped into this country come.
Said a prominent Chickasaw yesterday:
"You Cherokees are beginning to experi
ence some of the troubto wo Chickasaw-
have been contending with a long time.
Why, cattlemen just come into put country
whether or not and if we ever talk about
taxing them a little or waut them to
get out tbey talk about us. But if
the Government will just keep its hands
off, we will show them who holds
the Chickasaw Nation the cattlemen or
thelndiansto whom it belongs and to whom
it was ceded by the Government. Tho
cheek of some of these cattlemen is enough
to make the blood boil in any Indian, and
especially when thoy are trying to ruii over
the Indians who aro the true owners' of the
land." . : ' ' .
Gainesville, Tex., June Vi. Some time
fgo the cattlemen of tho Cuiouasaw Na
tion of tho Indian Territory resisted tho
collection of the cattle tax of SI per head
for cattle grazingon Indian lands ami drove
the collector uud his deputies away with
violence. The Governor was notified and
through him the United States Govern
ment A peaceable settlement was at
tempted, but without a result favorable to
the Indians. The cowboys began to assem
ble and nowaboatoXJ of them aro rendez
voused in tho southern part of ih
Nation. Governor Guy ordered out tho
National militia about 100 Indians
and they are assembled now at Ardmore,
preparing to move upon the cowboys. Cap
lam McLish was put in command or them
and he has orders to move at once. Yester
day the camp was in a stir getting ready
for the campaign, and it is expected tho
troops will be on the march to-duy. They
will move cautiously as it. is feared they
are not strong enough to combat tho cattle
men who aro armed with Winchesters.
Many of these men aro citizens of the Na
tion, and it is feared that this is the first
outbreak of a civil war. Tho Government
troops at Fort Reno aro prepared to take
the field in case the Chickasaws can not
quell the disturbance.
Amazing Floods Caused by lteeent Sovere
Kalns Extensive UainHp-.
Dcluth, Minn., Juno 12. The recent se
vere rains have caused the greatest flood
ever known in Northern Minnesota. All
along the banks of losing streams tribu
tary to the St. Louis river mill on of acres
or land arc overflowed and loss of life is
feared. At tbo village of Cloquet, thirty
miles from here, that portion of the town
which is situated on the island is com
pletely engulfed by a raging torrent Only
the tops of houses are visible. Several
dwellings have been carried away, but the
inhabitants were warned in time and no
loss of life occurred.
The immense saw mills arc flooded and
abandoned, and in the booms !sO,000,OC0 feet
of logs were jammed yesterday morning
and tho number reached over 20J,000.00(
feet last night. All county bridges have
been carried away, and if the logs break
tho booms and dams, which is momentarily
expected, the railroad bridgo at Thomson,
a substantial iron structure resting on
solid rock, will go.
It the dam aud boom break at Cloquet
the loss will reach into the millions, and
the great mass of logs will bo swept into
Lake Superior. At West Duluth, eleven
miles from the foot of tho rapid-, the roar
of the waters can be distinctly hearJ, nnd
at this place the water in the inner harbor
has risen to an unusual height
Robbers Hoard a Santa Fe Train In New
Mexico lint are Scared OfT.
Albuquerque, N. M., June 13. Last
night when the west-bound passenger train
stopped at Dorscy on the Santa Fc eight
masked men boarded the platform of tho
baggage car next to the tender of tho
locomotive and when at the whistling post
half a mile from the station two of tho
would-be robbers crawled over the coal and
ordered the engineer to stop tho train. Tho
engineer complied by shutting down the
steam and applying tho air to the
brakes nnd ran on the running board to the
front of tbe locomotive. The fireman was
confronted by one of the robbers, who held
a revolver closo to his head, but be jumped
while the train was in motion and took tbe
back track to the station, where ho notified
the train men of tho second section. The
first car of the first section was occupied
by a detachment of soldiers and it was
supposed that the escape of the fireman and
the presence of the soldiers as the robbers
boarded the platform of the express car
so intimidated the robbers that tbey took
to the prairie in the darkness and made
their escape. The detachment of soldiers
were without firearms and in fact knew
nothing of the attempt to rob tho train.
A Deep Water Convention Called.
Ft. Worth, Tex., June.13. The Board of
Trade at a meeting last evening issued
formal letters to trade organizations, munic
ipalities and people of Texas, ColoraJo, Kan
sas and New Mexico, to send delegates to
an Inter-State deep water convention to be
held here July 10, for the purpose of me
morializing Congress und devising means
for the establishment of a deep water port
on the coast of Texa.
Sheridan's Mother Dead.
Somerset, O., June 13. Jars. Sheridan,
mother of General Phil Sheridan, died at
1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, at the ago
of eighty-seven years and two , months.
Fbe mother as well as the father of
Gereral Sber.dan was born in Ireland.
They did not locate in Ohio until some
years after their arrival in this country,
but on removing to Somerset, where Gen
eral Sheridan was born, tbey spent the re
mainder ot their lives there. Mrs. Sheri
dan bad'becn ailing foFsome time and was
in such feeble health that she was kept In
ignorance of the critical condition or her
jon, the gallant commander! General
Bheridan's father died about six. .years
i -
On a Jnuket.
Kansas Citt, Ma, June li At 9:30 this
morning the members of tne International
Typographical Union boarded. a' special
train on the Missouri Pacific for Leav
enworth, where the day was spent in merry-making
with the Union printers of
Leavenworth and the soldiers .at the fort.
The Soldiers' Home was also visited. t The
party returned in tims to hold almsiness
session in tbe evening. l
Objections to Knnte kelson.
St. Paul, Minn., June 13. Alter twenty-four-ballots
the Republican convention to
nominate a successor to Hpn. Knute Nel
son in tbe Fifth district yesterday aiU
lourned witho-it reaching a result

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