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VOL. XI.
ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, JULY 12. 1894.
NO. 46.
MILITIA RETREAT.
They Refuae to Hove Against Ex
cited Striken.
EXCURSION TRAINS IRE ABANDONED.
VMtM Implo;.. Laid Off at Neodnka,
KaaTroubU Eipected at St. Lotto
A Blf Bonfire ol Cut at
West Pullman,
Hacbamksto, Cal., July S. Throtifrh
out yesterday the mast intense
excitement prevailed here. The cel
ebration of the national holiday was
completely overshadowed by the stir
ring events arising from the desperate
Mruggle between the Southern Pacific
and the A. S. U. At 10 o'clock yester
day morning two regiments of state
militia from Ban Francisco and two
companies from Stockton marched into
the city. They had abandoned their
train 8 .miles out of the city, (soon
after the troops had breakfasted the
city became wildly excited over a re
port that several men had been shot.
Many of the strikers were wild with
rage. It transpired, however, that the
hooting was accidental.
At 1 o'clock the troops moved toward
the depot, where a large force of po
lice, deputy sheriffs and deputies under
United States Marshal Baldwin were
already on guard, Finally three com
panies of militia were ordered to drive
the strikers from the depot. The scene
was at once tumultuous and the situa
tion threatening. For a few moments
the soldiers hesitated, then they wa
vered, and then came a blunt refusal
to move against the excited strikers.
A few minutes later all the troops
turned their backs upon 'the turbulent
mob at the depot and quietly with
drew to the armory. A deafening
shout announced the second victory of
the strikers oyer the railroad company
end their first victory aver the state's
militia. "!: -i " " "i
Soon after this it became known why
the military had retreated. United
States Marshal HnMwln and the rail
road officials had Insisted that the
troops refrain from shooting and that
they remove the strikers by physical
strength. This plan the officers of the
militia absolutely refused to sanction.
At Red Muff a demonstration which
also portends trouble was made by the
strikers. The A. 1. U. men there re
ceived orders early in the morning to
come to Sacramento and at once began
rustling about the town for arms.
- Finally 150 rllics and plenty of ammu
nition was secured and placed in a co
boose at the depot.
When the train from Dunsinulr ar
rived at Ked Muff the rolling arsenal
and another band of strikers were
taken aboard. At 3:30 o'clock this
anernoon tne train stopped at Kenning
long enough for the strikers to purchase
all the available ammunition. .Soon
they were speeding on again toward
Sacramento. It is believed the train
will arrive here before midnight.
The addition of these excited and
desperate men from the mountain
regions of the north to the riotously
inclined strikers already here portends
grave consequences, and the whole
populace is not unreasonably anxious.
At San Francisco yesterday the
strikers at West Oakland became ag
gressive and last night not a wheel
was turning on the Southern Pacific.
Not even ferryboats were running be
tween this city and Oakland.
SIDE TIUCKKD AT SLATER,
Sr.ATim, Mo.j July II. Passenger
trains are again tied up and the rail'
road company is taking care of the
passengers at the hotels. The only
train out of here yesterday wos No. 47,
Kansas City mail. No. 48, St. Louis
and Chicago mall, Is laid up east of
here and no eastern mall arrived here
yesterday. About fifty engineers and
firemen went on a special to Roodhouse
at noon to try and effect a settlement
of the strike on this division. The
Fourth of July excursion trains that
were to run from here were abandoned.
TIED UP IN TEIIHK IIAUTK.
Term Haute, Ind., July 5. For the
first time since the strike was inaugu
rated the local roads were unable yes
terday to move a car of freight. The
Vandalia was ordered out Tuesday
night, and the tle-np in the city Is com
plete. All passenger trains were run
on schedule time, and no night trains
were on time. The Big Four was un
able to get any passengers east yes
terday, but sent two mail trains west.
ON TUB DKNVEB AND RIO GRANDE,
Denver, Col., July 8. The railroad
strike has not extended In this city, al
though tremendous efforts are being
put forth to tie up the Denver Rio
Grande road here, as it is at Pueblo,
Sallda and Grand Junction. The com
pany abandoned ito train service Tues
day night, but started the usual train
out for the west yesterday. It is
doubtful whether it can get beyond
Pueblo or Sallda.
situation at sioux oitv.
Sioux City, la., July 5. The Milwaukee-Chicago
passenger train came into
this city without interference yester
day one hour late. The strikers have
Succeeded in taking all the firemen off
the trains bound west which this road
has been trying for some time to get
pat An Illinois Central train for the
north got out yesterday morning, tak
ing the strikers by surprise. All other
roads seem to have given up the fight
until more protection is secured. It is
rumored that regulars from Fort Omaha
Will be ordered here to run mail trains.
'fKI.K'O IXM.OVtSS LAID OFF.
Keodksiia, Kan., July 5. Two hun
dred men in all departments were laid
off on the Kansas division of the 'Frisco
yesterday and a like proportion on the
other divisions. Cause lack of businesl
occasioned by the strike on other lines.
f AT.X BKFORE TIIF. STORM.
St. Louis, July 5, The railroads
practically took a holiday yesterday.
Jio attempt wbs made to move freight
on either side of the river and with a
majority of roads not much effort was
made to even move passenger trains,
So-day the Inactivity will eaut and
the railway managers will take de
cisive steps toward putting their roads
into active operation. Then trouble is
likely to break loose.
CARS IN WEST PULLMAN FIRRD.
Chicaoo, July 5. The Fourth of July
was almost a mockery in Chicago. The
day was made the occasion for a big
bonfire, but it was not in the way of
celebration. As if in defiance of call
ing out the federal troops came an aot
of incendiarism against the allied rail
roads. Almost the first newsof thena
tional holiday was a report of the
firing of a number of cars at West Pull
man, in the Blue Island district of the
Rock Island road. The conflagration
took place just for enough away to be
of federal troops from Fort Sheridan.
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The rennrts nlaee the number of cars
burned at nearly a dozen, all of them
freight,
STRIKE ON THE MKMl'lllS.
l r K All am.
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pioyes of the Kansas tity, fori boom
ft .Memphis railroad won .out at .1030
last night. Strikers have derailed the
St. Louis express on the Iron Mountain
road near the bridge.
road near the bridge.
THE OOREAN SITUATION.
Rnssla Is .Said to He Jealous of Any Ad
vance In Tlist Country.
WA8HIM.TOX, July 5.-it is saiaai
the Japanese legation
that there has
been no occupation of Corcan terri
tory, except in accordance with the
treaty stipulations and for the purpose
of protecting Japanese interests. If
Russia has taken diplomatic cognizance
of the matter nothing is known of It
here, though such action is thought
not unlikely.
The presence of Chinese and Japanese
troops in Corea is now a subject of
diplomatic correspondence between the
two countries and it was said it would
not be surprising if more extensive
trouble arose from what Is now a mere
speck on the horizon. Russia is ex
tremely jealous of any advances in
Corea by other European and Asiatic
.countries. '-She now has but one port
of any IraporUaw on the Pacific coast
and this is closed for six mouths in the
year.
STRICKEN WITH APOPLEXY.
James Bulllvsu, of the Chicago Tribune,
j Mes Very Huddcnly.
tmcAoo, July IS. James Sullivan,
political editor of the Chicago Tribune,
died suddenly ' yesterday afternoon in
the rooms' tJt the Newspaper club.
Death resulted from heart disease or
apoplexy. Mr. Sullivan had been In
unusual good spirits during the after
noon, the greater part of which he had
spent at the club, of which he was the
president, and which he had helped to
organize during la.it winter.
lie was considered the best posted
mun on the political situation in the
city among his fellow reporters. He
was also prominently identified with
the cause of Irish liberty and at the
time of his death was hard at work
trying to get contributions to the Irish
parliamentary fund.
ONE HUNDRED DROWNED.
A Ferry.noat Capilxe. Hear Tokay, north
ern Hungary.
Ili'DA Pestii, July 6. A terrible
drowning disaster is reported from
Mad, near Tokay, In northern Hun
gary. A ferryboat, which was cross
ing the river Thies near the town men
tioned, was capsized with 200 people on
board. It is reported that about 100 of
the passengers were drowned.
Fourth at Marshall,
Marshall, Mo., July 5. The rain
yesterday afternoon prevented many
from attending the big celebration,
Had train service nrcvented many from
.nmW hut fihniit, li.iHW neonle were '
here and enjoyed the day greatly. The j hundreds of switch and signal towers burning a store ami stock of goods at
sham battle at the fair grounds, vfit- with their expensive mechanism are ! Hrown's station, in this county, last
nessed by Gov. Stone and staff, Was a utterly ruined. November, also burning two residences
grand affair, and will be remembered Thousands of cars and untold qnnn- InCentnilia. The piist year this cum
with pleasure by all. The Third regi- titles of merchandise of every imngin- j munity h:is been molested by burglars
ment and battery II did themselves 1
great credit. Tho races were post
poned until to-day.
FunHton to Tukn the Field.
VAsiiiNOToN,July ii. Representative
Funston left for home yesterday morn
ing. He received no assurance from
the majority member. of the house
committee that the Moore-Funston
election contest would not be taken up
during his absence. He gts home in (
nine w circuijw wouuff ck
fcu u.c uuu WnM w...
convention prior to the reconvemng of,
the
convention on the 10th inst. at
Lawrence.
Fire at O borne.
Obbohnb, Kan., July ii. The celebra
tion here resulted disastrously when b t)C vcinityi and charged the mob ' atitution, were indicted by the grand
fire consumed the general store of T. at vari,ms aiX driving smalt squads jury yesterday on the charge of fulsl
P. Lovell yesterday uftornoon. The of men from the yanK The strikers' fyingand changing the pay-rolls in a
buildings and stocks on either side force8 were rapidly recruited, and by manner whereby the city has been the
were badly damaged. The fire ongM 10;.0 l m franlic men wcre 0Wym luHer a conBideriiblc extent, iioth
inated in the cellar and by the time and t)iruwinff htones over a stretch of guve bond for aprwarance.
fire department could return to the
city It had gamed much n cud way,
Estimated loss, $!0,0UG. Fully insured,
Gen. Sanders Married.
' Kansas City, Mo., July Gen.
Sanders, the commonweal leader,
whose Briny li camped in several jails
In the state for stealing a train last
spring while coming east from Cripple
Creek on the march to Washington,
was married yesterday afternoon at
Lansing, Kan., to Miss Tonle Hell,
daughter of one of the citizens of that
place.
Reapportionment for Oklshoma.
Washington, July 5. Senator Piatt
stated last night that he hoped very ,
soon to be able to bring up for consid-,
eration In the senate the bill to reap-,
portion Oklahoma for the purpose of
electing members of a legislature. I
This carries with it the capitol light in
Oklahoma, which is a burning issue.
Senator Martin PiraMd.
Washington. July 5. Nenator Mar
tin expressed himself well pleased yes
terday over the work of the democratio
convention in Kansas. He appeared
particularly delighted over the fact
that Overmyer was nominated for gov
e'nor. Fire originating in an explosion of
fireworks destroyed the greater part of
the town of Honey Grove, Tex. Loss
about $300,0 !
STRIKE CONFLICTS.
Six Dead and a Number Injured at
Chicago.
ROLLING STOCK GOES UP IN SMOKE.
Thouandi of Curt and Their Contents Lost
Troop Being Hurried to the Tur
bulent Dlttrlet-Venn Felt for
Pullnvui 8 hope.
Chicago, July 7. Six dead and an
, PBnnwl nf Mosi.altlaa in tha ctrilrA fWIII.
record of casualties in the strike eon
. am K-aKa ywraay.
Incendiarism is rampant, alarm after
alarm has followed in quick saccesslon
all day and last night at 11 o'clock the
glare reflected from the heavens shows
that the dastardly nastlme continues
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n? rapldlt y,be-
however, principally to
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rflllrnsil m mr tl nnri hlllinintrs.
against which thus far the greater part
of the mob's fury has been directed.
Karly yesterday morning a blaze
started among some overturned Cars at
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outer iracKS uueu wiui ionir uueo vu
cars, many containing valuable mer-
chandise, were nun blazing furiously.
Fanned by strong winds, there were
at this point a total of eighty ears
wiped out. At the stock yards one
blaze after another was reported, and
from the outlying districts cam.
urgent calls for engine, and polite
protection, Increasing in frequency.
Hut with the falling shades of night
came the climax of the fiery festival.
The Panhandle yards from Fifty-fifth
to Sixty-third streets, eight blocks, are
a mass of fire. Ten tracks, containing
from 1,000 to 3,000 oars, hali of them
loaded, will be a total loss. So water
being at hand, the fire must b irn itself
out.
The Panhandle station at Sixty-third
street was also fired and deitroved.
The Urand Trunk yards at Elston Is a
sea of flame. Five hundred box oars
are supposed to have been burned, and
efforts to check the flame, have been
futile.
LV At midnight all the cars in the yards
nail been destroyed. The mob showed
much method In its incendiarism and
hundreds of cars were rifled and their
contents carried away before the torch
was applied. The loss in this yard to
night is estimated at '1,900,000.
The flag shanties and other railroad
property is also burning, and no water,
except one stream from a plug at Fif tv-
flrst street, can be obtained. While
directing the movement of the Elev
enth battalion at this point Fire Mar
shall Fitzpatrick was seized by the
thoroughly frenzied mob of fire-bugs
and thrown into a pond, from which he
was rescued more dead than alive.
Everything at this point will probably
be a total loss.
At Hyde Park, near the world's fair
grounds, the ashes of forty cars are
now smouldering and word has Just
come in that after numorousefrorto the
mob has succeeded in tiring the Illinois
Central shops at Hurnslde.
At the stock yards last niht about
500 toughs, few of whom were railroad
men, are skulking from p iint to point
and have set a larc ntnuii.'i' of fires.
Troops are hurrying south; company
after company in heavy inarching order
eve moving to the turbulent district
i from the center of the city
I he ag.
gregute of the losses to the railroinls
will be enormous. Miles of their tracks
have been ruined by thn fierce heat;
able description have fed the flames
and gorged the larders of thieves; valu
able locomotives have been wrecked
and disabled; miles of tangled wires
and prostrate poles litter the ground.
Telephone, telegraph, electric light
and fire alarm wires arc- now the espe
cial object of attack.
Two strikers were killed outright
nA U..,.UM1 ntl.uU u...;,iiitlf !n1of1 (n
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began col-
Ieclin(ron the trIicll8 eiirlV) flml ut 10
o'clock, .100 men were rushing up and
. overturn! fn-.Urht
, " Aoutrhvn tio tiJni 1
In every manner possible. A force of
about 150 United States deputy mar
shals and Cook county deputies were
At that time the Illinois Central milk
train came staming slowly up from
the south, attempting to reach the city.
ami In a trl.e the engine wa. Vtached
The mob immediately charged on it
and the cars overturned. The crew
had already fled, and the strike
mounting the engine carried it hack ii
of a mile, when, opening the throttle
they jumped from the cab and the
locomotive, rushing forward at full
speed dashed into the wreck and tore
through the derailed cars until it was
thrown on Its side.
The crowd mounted the wreck with
exultant cheers and held high carnival
until the force of deputies prepared to
charge. As they came on the run they
were met with a shower of stones and
coupling pins and halting, opened Are.
For a moment the mob wavered as the
bullets cut through their ranks, an I
then with a howl they charged the lit-
tie force ot deputies, wnicn retreated
to a sate distance to await reinforce
ments. Police details were hurried to
the scene and the rioters continued the
derailing of cars while waiting for the
expected attack, carefully concealing U!r(taT mommg; valuation', 3,i,JO.
the dead and injured men. r Tlle buidi , mnml h
tighty empty freight cars were lnsllrani,e,
bnrncd on Jhe Illinois Central tracks
at Uurnside yesterday morning and ' Senators Davis, of Minnesota, nnd
last night at 10 o'clock flames were yet Oeorge. of .Mississippi, have each la
moldcring but no further spread of tiwlnced a bill to areata boardaof la
Uu fira at this place waa fewed, I bof arbitration.
THREE WOMEN KILLED.
Horrible Accident at a RalRray Crossing
.. ' Near LeneM.
Olatuk, Kan.. July 7. The after-
noou train on the Kansas City. Fort
Scott & Memphis railroad struck and
killed Lizzie llreyfogle, aged 23 years;
Lena llreyfogle, her sister, aged 11
Vflnrs. both danirhtera of Hon. Lewis
llreyfogle; also Edith Carroll, aged 13
' years, at the crossing 1 mile north of
Lenexa, at .1:30 yesterday evening, the
llreyfogle girls were going to Lenexa
to do some shopping, and as the other
girl was with them at home she went
along. They had not gone more than
half a mile from their home when they
met with the accident.
They were driving two horses to a
spring wagon. At this place there is a
deep cut, and parties cannot see the
train approaching. It was the Mis
souri, Kansas & Texas train and was
running at the rate of 40 miles an hour.
The engine struck the wagon between
, ,.. ,..,1 hind wheels and h,i.k
)t t0 pl(Jec9 The hor(e, wwe DHt
hurt at all. The belles of the girl.
were very much mutilated and almost
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uc.yoiiu recoiiuiiiuu. iuv nam nw
stopped and the lifeless bodies were
picked upand brought back to Lenexa.
This sad accident has caused a gloom
to spread over the, entire oomiuunlty
I on account of the prominence of the
i nrll UllloH linn I.vl llrevfrarle.
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the father of two of the girls killed, Is
chairman of the county commissioners
and was ut Olathe when the accident
occurred.
ALMOST A LYNCHING.
Nevada CltUcnn Eicltcd Over a t'rlnie Com
mitted Near That City.
Nkvada, Mo., July 7. This city was
thrown into a violent state of excite
ment yesterday by the news of a crim
inal assault Thursday otening by
William Uillsabeck. a white man of SO,
upon a 14-year-old child of (leorgc Rohr
haugh. a wealthy citizen of this place.
The child was out horseback riding
when her aasailont dragged her off her
horse In a clump of persimmon bushes
in the northwest suburbs, Some men
saw the action and hastened to the
spot. They captured Uillsabeck and
lodged him In jail. The matter did not
get out until yesterday, and for a while
it ap ieared an attempt would be mode
U hnch him.
Tarlff BUI Referred.
Washington, July 7. -The tariff bill
hiiMljeen taken trom the Npwiker'B
table nnd referred to the committee on
ways and means which will meet
promptly and report back a recom
mendation for a disagreement,
Hmlftr fVtsn will limn announce thfl
names of the hfVi lTiuiu&o confeiTees
on the bill. Ills action is awaited with
intenNe eagerness, as it is recognized
that the perwmnel of this committee
will pro.ablv e decisive in determin
ing the conflict between the senate and
hun and in fixing; the ultimate form
of the tun if act.
Heedon Hand Killed Near Lawrence.
Flohknck, Kan., July 7. Fred I'enn
rode, a section hand on the Santa Fe,
was run over by the west-bound pas-
Bender train yesterday morning at
Cedar Grove station. Ihe train
brought him to this point, where he
died. He wus employed as night
watch to guard the bridge near the
above station, and hud been on guard
two consecutive days and nights, nnd
it in supnued that he sat down on the
track and fell usleop. He leaves a wife
and two children.
(iaujr of Kohbera Arrested
Cknthama, Mo., July 7.--Six men of
this vicinity were arrested here charged
with robbery. K. Ii. uirabert, a plas-
' terer, inailu a written confession to
j and sneak thieves, and it is generully
' finnedrlml tlw o-illllir mirtii'K hlivf Imon
captured.
ItagHmll lames.
NATIONAL I.KAIIUK.
At Loulvllle-JewVorl, 10: Louis villc.fl.
At IMtUburgh-J'hlludclphia, 13; Pittsburgh,
7.
At Cleveland-Hoston, 18; Cleveland, 8,
WEHTfcliN I.KAOIIS,
At Toledo-Toledo, 12; Kansas City, 0.
At Iudinnnpollti-IndiannpollN, II; Minneapo
lis, 11, Gumncallod In order for Minneapolis
to catch a train.
At liniiid liapids-arund Rapids. IS; Mil
waukee, ft.
At Detroit-Hlaux City, 9; Detroit, &
Falsifying Fay-rolls,
St. Joskfii, Mo., July 7. Charles 8.
Johnson, keeper of the city workhouse,
and William Heyde, a guard at that In'
Injured by a H una way Team.
Gi'TiiltiK, Ok., July 7. .lames Moni
ban and daughter, aged 20, wero
driving along the road near Carney
yJrlay morning when their horse
took fright and ran away. Both Mon
Ihan and daughter were thrown from
the buggy and sustained fatal injuries.
Suicide at Nevada.
Nevada, Mo. ,.)uly 7. Thursday even
ing Miss Emma jUkins, a young lady
17 years of age, committed suicide by
shooting herself In the lorcneacl with a
revolver, at the resilience of .1. O. Mor-
rison, 2 miles west of Walker, this
oounty.
Gen. Nnd rs MnrrM,
Lkavenwoiith, Knn., July 7. (Jen.
John S. Handera, he of Coxey army
fame that came from Cripple Creek on
a stolen Missouri Pacific train, secured
a license yesterday entitling him to
marry Miss Julia K. Hell, daughter of
J. H. and Mrs. Hell, of Lansing,
' Creamery at l.eonrlrlUe Horned.
Manhattan, Kan., July 7. The Er
pelding creamery at Leonardville, 2,1
n.lW m.rlltivout f 111!. nlaa V,t,.l
TRADE REVIEW.
The Strike Steadily Damaging the
Industrial Situation.
PORK AND LARD HAVE ADVANCED.
All Cerenlt, Bioept Wheat, Higher In Price
A SpecaUtlTe Sport In Wool et Bos
toQ-World'i Available Wheal
Supply Fftlloree.
New York, July 7. liradutreet sayst
Aside from the Intervention of a hollduy,
there Is i sharp restrlctioa of Roneral trade
and industrial production, due to railway trou
ble! west of the AllwhentoH nnd north of the
Ohio river, which extoud west and southwent
to the Pacific count and make their Influence
felt In all other dlrectlonx.
The mmhin mHrmul ,t.rlb. nri hftv-nlt
baa had a iteiidlly Increasing damnln in- C'oburu, to-thiy Issued the July crop re
ttuence upon the general Industrial tiituatlon. , nirl us follow;:
Calculation! us to the number of men out are ; -riif ylrhl ot whom iseHtlmntcrt to be S8.K0,
not complete, but there in llttte doubt Unit the w tmslioiN. Tlio aorpiitfa limited last fall, ac
totul number Idle an a rwult of thlH railway ; cording to l ho uNNenuor'H rtaunw, wi UUil.707
tie-up far exceeds the outcome of any previous aenw. Ttiu a,w.tfe uetunlly hiivvomod wna S,
labor trouble In ihl! country. I 0iHl,it7 m. mi. Tho rt'imrt aav Ui wlnn of the
u All cerealH except wheat have ihown a de- p:l!;t immtU have brought the whont out won
etded advance in price, pork and lard are up dorfully, makliur In many Holds live to ten
sharply, aa are frultn, vetfotablea, meat and minimi iwi'iin-o. whoro a mmiUuitfi) it waa not
other produce. Pig Iron west is commanding tlimwlit iMssiblo tu rata anything. '
ttcents more per ton, nnd cattle, hogmind Tim cro,) la all In sli nk or sUok, except In
Bheep are noticeably higher even at far western thu mm horn and northwestern counties, and
markets, where reeeipu are restricted.. Tho the di'ttirmlntn'on to slaelt before threshing la
foregoing feature! are most oonapicuouM at more gi'-iern . .an In any preceding wanon. Aa
Chicago and San FranrUco, but are havings u rule ihe hi. est hut. been from a week to
a very unfavorable elteot at Minneapolis St,
Paul, Milwaukee, Omubu, Kuiihuh City, St
Louis and Cleveland.
Ueneral trade at New Orleans, Mobile, Sa
vannah, Nashville and Memphlv haa been un
favorably affected by the railway tie-up, melon
producer! and othera interested in xhtpulng
vegetableH aud fruit have already anlTored
great loss, Char leu ton report! trade dull ami
without feature. Augusta aaya it in good for
the season, with the results of June' business
more favorable than in Junes year ago. Ka-
vorable crop reports from Texns btlmulate
merchunts to expoctagood fall trade,
ai ine mrger eastern oenters mere is no ma-
terial gain lu the situation beyond t specula
tlvo spurt In wool, which Increased the volume
of suIch at HoHton to atotal four times a lunro
as that reported In tho wee! a year ago. Mix
New England cities shipped 10.VXW oases of
shoes lam week against lu.MM In the week a
year ago, while Boston's receipts of hides
were III 0,0(10 of all varieties compared with
147,000 in the woolt a year ago. Ono of the
lurgest cotton manufacturing corporations In
Khode Island has close 1 down for a week, and
other cotton mllU continue to pile up stocks,
Aside from the increaHe In restriction of
trade at Pittsburgh, due to the railway situa
tion, there is u revival In demand for billets for
future delivery at (itt. Daltlmoro reports o.ulte
an unsatisfactory trade, wholesale dry goods
doalers being the nioro fuvorably situated.
Reports from Philadelphia are that the volume
and results of business Jn nearly alt lines are
very unsatisfactory, Trade Is no bettor ut
Buffalo: if anything, lake business is oven less
active.
The United States and Canada carried over
ou July 1 fully 78.ftO0,0OA bushels of wheat,
ugalnHt7iVf00,lK)0 bushels one ymvrugu,and one
half to one-third as large quantities visible In
preceding years. The total here, in Canada
and afloat for Europe July 1. was HH.MK.imw
bushels, compared with lM,w(rt)0 bushuls one
year ago. With Australian stocks included,
Hie world's available wheat supply July 1 was
l;f;ilH,tN) bushels against !(S7,J(M.o.mj bushels
one your ago, when the total was the largest on
record for a like date.
Materially higher prices for wheat at an
enrly date would appear to depend on the truth
of the assertion that domestic Invisible wheat
supplies ure practically exhausted, for which
fact there Is no certain evidence. Total en
purl of wheat, United Htutcs and Cunada, hour
included, this week nrel.iH-VXHi ijuhIioih against
,7 7,ounast ween, a,77,ooo DUNiieis in uioweuK ! p,.i n,l1(,. t.tHtum iinf iln l,.,,!
avearago,,lWMNl(lbuKlulslnthellrstweokof)t- ,l mU t,!;tjn'1 18 not
July, island !(,'." bushels In iho cone- fivt'" ttr"en to hnrB the target prac
spoinllng week of isui, tiee Sunday and that such orders had
Huslness failures show a further rtwrease nt-ver to his knowleVo been glyen tn
within a week, the total being only I'M against t, ,i.-ptt i t nin t. The reason Mat
ISO last week, 310 In the week a year ugo and , i i i u t
IM in the week two years ago. w"rth wlered the practice pn Sunday,
Trade continues quiet In Canada, particularly it Is riitid, is that Iu hud made an en
ut Toronto, where the railway strike on litis ginment to loin a hnntinir and fish-
sum ot naving an tniin-i, iiiri u rv uitri -uniu
failures reoorlcd from Uuiintla this week. Inst
week twcMy-ctght, In the like week of June.
J8DI, it was twenty-six, ami the year before
that twenty.
SELLING PUBLIC LANDS.
Alt Hue's Hill (oDUpose or Isolated Tract!
rnssra the House.
Wahid NftTox, July 7. The bill intro
duced by Representative Meltao, chair
man of the committee on public lauds,
uiWM,,th.ml nf l,iiiti.ili.fll.IP'-,w ue me notorious look oanu,
connected tracts of public lands, passed
the house yesterday. 1 n tne pro
cess of disposing of public lands
It frequently happens thut certain
tracts which have heretofore been
proclaimed and offered have become ,
Isolated and are undesirable for home-'
steads. These lands cannot be disposed
of either at privute entry or public sale,
and the purpose of the bill Is to permit
tile disposal of this class of lands
at public sale by extending the
provisions of the act of March
i, lim, to all such lands. Tho
ni-l of these lauds Is fixed
atlW.M an acre Instead of 01. 25, asun-
der tho general law. Another bill
past extending the limit to five ycurs
in which final proof of Intention to
enter lands shall be made, and sus-
pends the requirement compelling ,
homesteaders to expend 81 an acre for
reclamation.
IT,IT Kr,.'i-T Kun Ititw 7 T1. ili.nth
of Rev. Clarence M. Wilbur, who was
president of the Christian I'niun of
Kansas In IMS, Is announced to have
taken place at Nuranji de Alajuelo,
Costa Hlca, on June li). lie was prom-1
lncnt ln eilucational circles before on-,
tering the ministry, being a principal
of tho Fort Sc itt hgh scluol for some
years, lie was one of thu best known
Christian workers In the state, enter-
ing the missionary field in 141)3.
Cannot Commit a Witness.
Toi'Eka; Kan., July 7. Paragraph
8, Mil of the general statutes nt lssii, so
far as it attempts to confer on county
attorneys the power to commit wit
nesses for contempt on account of a
refusal to be sworn or testify ln regard
to the violation of the prohibitory
law, has Ijeen declared unconstitu
tional by the Kansas supreme court.
Mm. Kir Appointed Treasury Agent
Washington, July 7. Hlms lily, ol
Hutchinson, Kan., formerly private
secretary of Senator Martin, has Lien
appointed special agent for the treas
ury department and Instructed to re
port at St. Louis for duty.
The Omaha and Orant smelters In
Denver have closed down and the llos
ton and Colorado and the Olobe next
Tuesday may close on account of the
lack of fuel and ores caused by the
railroad strike. A thousand men wl
be thrown out, ' '
Highe.tofta Leaved ?o
I 1 V
THE CROPS OF KANSAS.
Tint ( om l'nvpoKt In H.ilrmlUI, Imt Wheat
Hu.l Dhi-t Cropj Am HihuIL
Toi'kua, Ivan., July 7. Tlie state
. l'Kirl of lUTlOUltliro H SOOrctary, F. IX
twelve dnys curlier than UHual except in some
or the souih'.viwtcrn oounlle t where either now
intr or germination wero ver? backwurd. As to
Uio (i;u!Uy, only a Mingle reporter from each of
live of iho loft counties uses the word "poor" to
(lesct-llie it, while all thu others quoto it as
"iiititl.n "piiMip." "gt)d," "very good,"
'extr.t good," mid from Heventy-thrco counties
tho tlocrllbi 1h "imid" or "very guoil,"
Vnry llltto Nprliiif wlieiU was harvested and
the outs yield will not exited Half n crop. The
yield of rye Is nbo.it thu same aa of winter
wheat; tho quality U good,
without exception, reports indlctUo that
liuirtus in'im ut this time an are i of grow-
'ig co.'u ihe ou'iul of which for extent, even-
ne i of H.ui.1, viiroiiH growth, propitious soil
coinllUoiiH mi l noc.bm from weeds has sel
dom, f ever, bntm scon before In nny state.
The acmige uppiiurs to have been Increased
during thu uionlh 10 per cent, and perhaps
move by pluming ground upon which outs,
Hprinij wheat, etc made nn unpvomlslng start
The weather ut UiN writing ponllnuoH very
kindly lo tho corn, In some localities where
there linve been mfre or less chinch bugs In
winter wheat ileitis the harvest has caused
tlieir migratltiu t,i the liiirders of adjacent corn
which, ir biu'ltwai'il r.ud s:in!l, they have left
their marks upmi, but as yui not to an extent
likely to be upprecluhlS In the stale's aggre
gate product,
The lotnl yield of wheal promises to bo large
but the conditions vary widely.
Dry weather previous to Juno retarded the
growth of grumes to such an extent that In
quantity buy will not lie mora than a medium
crop at best although tin mlui and more than
ordinarily favorable weal her of ihe past mouth
have wrought a notable Improvement In both
wild and tame grau, pastures are now
good, and while some are yol short they' are
much belter th:in ni any time before, and con
tinue to Improve dally, as does tho live stock
they sustain,
The condition of barley Is 4s w cent. ; broom
corn.HT; castor bouns.Wi; flux, M5; millet. M;
sorghum. W; clover, 74; 1 1 m :!iy, 0b; bluegrass,
SO; uUii'fa.H.); prairie grass,)).
Muj, Worth In a Had Light.
Omaha, Neb,, July 7.The trial of
h'iviite Ci'ilnniuUt by court martial for
failure to obey orders and Join In the
practice shooting at llellcviie Sunday,
(....- IT 1 tnt Ll,.-t 11 1...
ing party and to do this he would have
to hurry his bitttnlion back to the fort.
Itobliers Hold Fp a SI age.
Mi'skookk, I. T., July "--The Mus
kogee and Fort Gibson stage was held
up by six masked robbers in the Ar
kansas river bottom yesterday morn
ing, aud three of the passengers and
the driver were robbed of their money
and watches, The robbers are sup-
' who "rn known to be hanging around
In that community.
(leiivrnl Ntore ltaitroyod by Fire.
Gutiiwk, Ok., July 7. At the negro
town of LangHton the general store of
jryan A Welnnan was destroyed by
flre, It is believed to be the work of
an Incendiary, as the negroes are very
hostile to any white men going Into
business in tiic town, and these men
WCTo the first to try It.
aiaiinen i,j in. nroicr-,ii.i,sw,
Nkvaua, Mo., July T.-WHl Tobcrt
and llufus Wude, brothers-in-law, en-
K"lH ln f!fnt "0I"' IWIamy over
some misunderstanding almut the farm
they owned In partnership and Wade
ml "t"'1'"' ' Bml l ""t evening,
kroner Dixon has been called to hold
ttn inouest,
Mhsoerl 'liiitni,tim t'loied.
Hbiiai.ia, Mo., July 7. Tho closing
nu tl... lluu,....l n. ...............
Cllllie to II close llist lligllt after O HlOWt
f"l lon, the total attendonce
lllre 1 16 nut ""'W muoh
than sufficient to clear all in-
'ieMednes.
in lulit Slinla llnrmul at Cairo,
Cmi.i, III., .Inly 7. Two freight sheds
Ml feet and liiM feet long respectively
and twenty-three freight cars were
burned at 1 o'clock this morning ln the
Mobiln & Ohio yards in this city. Ills
supposed tile Hre was Incendiary.
NEWS NOTES.
Mayor Hopkins, nf Chicago, has mad
a reipiest on (lov. Altgeld for militia.
The cash balance in the treasury
Friday was llli,0mi,IIM, of which W,
711, 11117 was gold reserve.
President Di bs, of the A. 11. U., hat
issued a proclamation ( autlonlng strik
ers against beinf parties to violations
of law.
The senate hi Id a short session Friday
and adjournwi at 1:M until Monday
without having transacted any busi
ness of importance.
The bill for the state taxation of
greenbacks occupied tho nttention of
the house nil Friday and It was passed
by a very large majority..
Two freight she Is, ll.Vj feet nnd 600
feet long respectively, and twenty
three freight cars, were burned in the
Mobile & Ohio yards at Cairo, It ii
supposed the re was Incendiary,
Abilene. Fraternal Societies,
AF. AND A. H.-Benevelent Lodge, No.
, t, meets nrat and third Monday eve.
nings In eaoh month at Mssoale hall, corner
Third and Cedar. John H Olellsner, W, M.
J, h, Wurley, locreury visiting brethren
welcome
MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA
Gamp No. 8I, meets every Friday night
or eaoh month ln K, of P. hall, Visiting
OuVy.cu.rk."' "" v"
PRAND AHMY OF THUS RKPUBLIO
U AlillonePoitNn S3, meets at the Odd
Fellows' hall, second and fourth Monday
eventual of eaoh month. All comrades are
Invited to meet with us. D. H. Meugar, F,
O.i W.B. Anderson, Adjutant, '
WOMAN RELIEF OORPI-No.
meets alternate Wednesday after,
noons at 1-M o'olook la K. of P. hall. Mm,
Mary K. Paul, president; Mrs. 0. J Peters,
secretary,
A NCIENT ORDER UNITED WORKMEN
r Abilene I.ixIko No. as, meets every
Thursday evening In the Knight, of Pythias
hall. I j, Uray, M.W.! Richard Waring,
recorder.
INDEPENDENT ORDER ODD FELLOWS
Western Home lodge, No, flu, meets every
uesday evenlnn In Olid Fellows' hall. Onf.
eerst Noble Urandi Uno. Ktherlngtoni Bee
reiary, L. Lips. Vliltliuj brethren cordially
welcome.
nOYAL AR0I1 MA8ON8-0yrut OlMpter,
No. 2&, meets ln Masonto hall oa the
second and fourth Fridays of each month.
R, H. Jacobs, H. P.; J. L. Worley, seen,
tary.
QRDER EARTERN STAll-Alillene Chap
ter 111, moat. In the Masonic hall on
first and thli-d Tuesday nvenlnKS uf each
month. Mrs. Mary M, Nslll, Worthy Mat
ron. Miss Blanche Frls, wnietary.
J?ailWay Time Jables.
UNION PACIFIC.
WEST IK)IN,
No. I-Ntht Ixpren J:as a, .J,
No. J-Limlted Express 4:8J p. m,
No. lt-rroi(ht,. 4:Ua.m,
No. U-Frelght , Mini,
- SAII ItOUKIl.
No. t-Kanssi City Fast Mail.,. r., 1:80 a. m.
No. s-Llmlted express. ll so a, m.
No. H-Frelght , t to p, m.
No, t( Stouk Freight 7:10 n, m.
Dally except Sunday.
ATCHISON, TOPRKA ft SANTA FE
XOKTII BOIINI),
Passenger daliy
Acoummodallon dally
lou rn hound,
Passenger dally
Aocommodallon daily
,,.n:H0a. m.
.: P.TU.
..1:46 p. m.
..tM p.m.
lAIJSA 1IKANCH,
Dcpni-fs,
Passenger.,,
Freight
. 0 10s,m.
..1:41 p. in,
Passengor 0:4(1 p. ra.
Accommodation ll:4 a. in,
All Santa Fo trains daily except Sunday,
ROOK ISLAND.
wrst nouan.
No, flS-Local Freltrht and aceotn ..11 :H a. ,
No. 87 Ohluago Mall and Express,, ,8:10 p, m,
AST HOUND,
No. W-Mall and Express II Us. m,
no. tm-i.ocsi t reiKfti anil secom, . . .s:iv p. ra.
I'ameiMnir trains run dally. Freight trains
dally except Sunday,
MISSOURI PAOIFIO-AT HEUINOTON.
WIST HOUND, r
Pnneneor No. (ol 1-84 p. n,
Through Fnilsht, No. 2t0 10:14 a, m.
Through Freight, No, SIS l:Ka, m.
BAST BOUND
Pniunanr Sn NKt
Wav Freight Fo, !.','.",".'
Way Freight No. IIS
, ,.,10:14 a, m.
KM) p. in,
3:14 a.m.
T. I, DEWEY,
Attorney lit Law,
ABILENE, . KANSAS,
Offlcs orer Abilene National bank,
STAMBAUOH ft HUKD, .
Attorneys - at - Law,
ahilenb,;kansas.
J. N. BURTON,
AUCTIONEER.
Tlift olflcst miftloniHir In PlrlclniKin conuty
Hill iHfiirt Ion (iunriinUmd nnd tttrrnn ruawon-
ulili. WIN I. HI nIa. L',,. ,.1a.
UNjMJL'lalty. Itopo, Khiihiw, 60tf
B.BIEELSMIIE,U,'D.,
Surgeon Bysesologist and Oculist
1BILENB, KANSAS.
I' met tee limltwi toSttrKery, SuivlciIDli.
mnm, Diioawi of Woina and Dlwum ot
thtt eye.
THOMAS KIRBY,
ABILENE, KANSAS.
Tramaotia
IrENERAL banking business
Give) special attention to Ooileo
tlous, buys and sella Forei, ,
and Domestic Exchange
Negotiates Mortgage Loam
1.11 hnslnewi promptlr attended lo.
Union Pacific Excnnioni!!
$37.16 Abileno to Asbury Park, N. .
J. anil return, July 8, 6 and 7j
J5.()5 Abilene to Cleveland, Ohio and
return, July 8, 0 anil 10; $29.25 Abi
lene to Toronto, Out. and return, July
l and 1 via union racino. for
lull information call on D. P. Agent,
Abilene, Kansas,

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