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Wtni8;otielSoelij, tx ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, JULY 19, 1894. NO. 47. VOL. XI. ' DEBS' PROPOSITION. He Bends oommumoBiion w wo s Railway Managers. IT IS the FropoBltlea Submitted Wu That tin Striker. Would Return to Work Pro Tided Their Former l'ofltlonl Were Restored. Chioaoo, July H.-Mr. Eugene V. Debs arose early yesterday morning and called his executive officers togeth er at Uhllch hall. They held a close conference for something like half an hour, and about 9:S0 Mr. Debs appeared and said: "la view of the enormous proportions which this strike has as sumed and the tremendous damage to public and private interest, we will submit a proposition to the General Managers' association declaring the strike off on condition that they rein state our men." After Debs had made 1Mb startling statement he was asked what would be the effect In case the general man agers refused to reinstate the men. lie said he thought the strike was prac tically ended and regarded it as a great triumph for labor. After a pause he added: "The Btrike will settle back then to the original grievance between Pullman and his employes." The proposition referred to was formulated last night in a conference between Debs, Sovereign and Gouipers and it was agreed that, in case the general managers refused to meet the wishes of President DebB, Uompers should call out the National Federation of Labor throughout the country. The proposition is aB follows: Chioaoo, July 12. To the Railway Mnnnirers -Gentlemen: The existing troubles Browing out of the Pullman strike having assumed con tinental proportion, and th re being no Indi cation of relief from the widespread ousiues demoralization and distress incident thereto the railway employos. through the bourd ol directors of the A. II U., respectfully malie the following proposition a, a basis of settle ment: They agree to return to work In a body at once, provided they shall be restored to their former position without prejudice, except in cases, if any there be, where thoy have been convicted of crime. This proposition looking to an immediate settlement of the existing strike on all lines of railway Is Inspired by a purpose to subserve the publlo good. The strike, small and com paratively unimportant in Its Inception, hns extended In every direction, until now It In volves or threatens not only every publlo Inter ' est, but the peace, security and prosperity of our common country. The contest has waged fiercely. It has extended far beyond the limits of Interests originally Involved and has laid hold on a vast number at Industries and enter prises In nowise responsible for the differences and disagreement that led to the trouble. Factory, mill, mine and shop have been silenced. Widespread demoralization has sway. The Interests of multiplied thousands of Innocent people are suffering. The common welfare 1 seriously menaced. The publlo peace and tranquility are . .peril Grave ap prehension of the future prevails. This being true, and tho statement will not be controverted, we conceive it to be our duty as citizens and as men to muke extraordinary effort! to end the existing strike and avert approaching calamities whose shadows are even now upon us. If ended the contest, however serious In its consequence, will not have been in vain. Sacrifices huve been made but they will have their compensations. Indeed, it lessons should be tuught by expe rience the troubles now so widely deplored will prove s blessing of inestimable value in the months and years to come. The difference that led up to the present complications need not now bo discussed. At this supreme Juncture every consideration of duty and patriotism demands that a remedy for existing troubles be found and applied. The employes propose to do their part by meet ing their employers half way. Let It be stated that thev do not Impose any condition of settle ment except that they be returned to their former positions. They do not ask the recog nition of their organization or of any organi sation. Believing this proposition to be fair, reason able and just. It is respectfully submitted with the belief that its acceptance will result in tho prompt resumption of traffic, the revival of in dustry and the restoration of peuoe and order. Kespeotiuuy, EUGBNB V. DEBS, President. GbobobW. Howabu, Vice President. , Sylvester Kblihhb, Secretary. : American Hallway union. After making public this statement President Debs left Uhllch's hall to oall upon the mayor. On his way he met Sovereign and Howard, and they accompanied him. At the mayor's of fice they held a conference for about fifteen minutes. At its conclusion Mayor Hopkins said: "These gentle men came to me with a proposition to call the strike oft, if the General Man ager's association will agree to take back all employes who had not been arrested for any offense against the law. They asked me to go with them to present the proposition. I told them I would gladly go." Meanwhile Alderman McGlllen, chair man of the council arbitration commit tee, had been sent for. He arrived at 10:45, and after a few minutes talk with Debs and Sovereign, the mayor and Alderman McUillen went to the oflice of the General Managers' association, while Debs, Howard and Sovereign re turned to their hotels. On arrival at the office of the General Managers' as sociation they found that the regular meeting had adjourned, and Mr. E. St. John, of the Hock Island road, the only manager present. Mr St. John said he would receive the proposition and lay It before the next meeting. He con tented to listen to the gentlemen be cause they were the mayor and a promi nent member of the city council. He declared that he would have nothing to do with Debs or any of the strike leaders. The publication of a statement that t statement signed by Eugene V. Debs, George W.' Howard and Sylvester Keliher had been presented to the chairman of the General Managers' aay soclatton by Mayor Hopkins caused a number of the general managers to call at their headquarters yesterday afternoon to inquire if the statement was true. I'pon their learning that a communication had been left with the chairman and upon hearing the views of the managers who called, which were forcibly expressed, the chairman decided that it was proper to return the communication to the mayor with out answer, which was done, and with the information that no comuunica Usa whatever from the partial ilgalad could be received or considered by the association. A joint meeting of the executive boards of the A. K. U. and the Knights n4 r .ol .na hld nf IThlrieh's hull at o'clock lest evening to consider the treatment which the railway union's proposition to the General Managers association received earlier in the day. An informal discussion was followed by an adjournment to 10 o'clock to day. The feeling against the general managers was very bitter, butthe con clusion was to wuit until the general managers haoVacted on the proposition before taking any further action them selves. The Knights of Labor repre sentatives present at the meeting were In full accord with the railway union and agreed to stand by the union to the end. I'resulent ueos saw. at me ciose vi , , ,1 . -1 the session the meeting had made its last overtures to the general managers. It had gone more than half way. If , the present proposition was ignored or nycureu ...v ..-pUi,ouu Wlin greater iorce ami cuuuuucu uuu. the railway people gave in. The peo ple had been appealing to the railway union to stop the strike; hereafter they must appeal to the railway managers, The burden of further trouble and loss of business must rest on their shoul ders. Mr. Debs added that "there had been no relaxation of the strike. It is on in force and would remain so until an af- j fivmative answer cume from tho gen' eral managers. If such an onswer were received the strike would end in twenty minutes. He intimated that the union had reserve forces which it could call into action, and that they would be felt in their full strength if necessary. He said labor unions were waiting pa tiently to be culled upon to join in a sympathetic Btrike, and declared that twelve or fifteen were to-duy Induced to wait till nn answer had been re ceived from the general managers. lirand Master. Workman Sovereign was seen last evening, lifter he had re ceived the decision of the managers of the association and the Federation of Labor. "Well," said he, "the general managers treat us with silent contempt and condemn us to death, do they? I suppose they expect us to die without any resistance, hut they are mistaken. We will make a struggle, wo.smui try to tie up all the roads. Hut if we cannot do that we can nt least tic up one road and keep It tied up. I have seen Debs and we all agree that there is but one tiling to do, and that is to light on to the end with renewed en- erffV." . RIVER AND HARBOR BILL It Is Missed In the Seimte-The House Agrees to the lt-t:rt of the Coiiferreei on tho Pension Anproprlsthm Ulll. YVabiiinoton, July 14. The river and harbor appropriation bill, which usual ly gives rise to sharp delate and con sumes from three days to a week for Its completion, was passed yesterday. Another important bill, the legislative, executive and judicial, was Immediate ly taken up and put well on its way towards passage before the senate ad journed. The early part of the day's proceed ings was enlivened by a discussion of Mr. Hale'sresolution inquiring whether there had been a meeting of the con ference committee on the tariff bill. Besides tho author of the resolution, the republican conferrees, Senators Al lison, Aldrich and Sherman each ex pressed their condemnation of "star chamber" methods of considering the bill. Mr. Voorhees replied ho had been actuated by a desire to hurry the bill through its last stage in not inviting the republican members to the meet ings. It was necessary the majority should formulate some line of action for themselves, after which a full con ference should be called. A bill has been introduced by Mr. Davis, of .Minnesota, by reqiiest,.plncing dining car and sleeping car companies under the inter-state commerce law. Mr. George, of Mississippi, introduced a bill to amend the act of tho appoint ment of an arbitration board between compauies engaged in transporting pas sengers and their employes, approved in October, mS, The river and harbor bill was taken np anu paeu. muu., ments airreed to was one for the Mis- souri river at Atchison, Kan., 825,01)0 to 835,000. The house agreed to the report of,,""" iln tl at the conferrees on the pension appro priation bill yesterday. Tho remain der of the day was devoted to the con sideration of private bills. Although several were defeated none were passed. Mr. jjnruoruw, oi m .,, . question of personal privdege and de- Mr. Durborow, of Illinois, arose to a tertalncd sentiments attributed to him i in an interview which quoted him as taking very strong grounds against the action of the president in ordering fed eral troops to Chicago. j At 5 o'clock the house took a recess until x the oveninif session to be de- , , , ' new in tins city mst uigin reuuia dt to oTsideSn of private i AWtland to yrds on tt. mo e unftnlml,y ,aotd and tele- ",. h,,u I are now under the protection of a force raphe(1 Washington demanding the pension ouii o l m UnHed State8 rallrine8i stot0 ,m hmcnt 0, th8 president for re- Il.sriiall Game.. militiamen and deputies. The force (ufl, ln th ,n0))lils f jiy, August, Atrinelnn.nronWAnelnhatl 7 hlls beon s,,mcicnt "Ter"W0 t'' September and October, lnio, to pur f S? l-st Loui', 'i: Baltimore 10. strikers, and yesterday there was no ' the Bra(ml , sllver taon r. At Pittsburilll-Plttsburi'll. 10: New York. 4. At Cleveland-Cleveland. 16; Philadelphia,!. WKSTKSN LBAOUK. At Indianapolis Indianapolis, 14; Kansas City, t At Toledo-Toledo, 121 Milwaukee. . AtOrand Raplds-Ornnd Rapids, 13; Sloul City, 7. At Detroit-Detroit, 4: Minneapolis, 2. rrT T,'", u WEIRS, iV. 11., JU1JI 11. 1I1C IJIDlllui- tion Btate convention nominated liev, ..' Knowles. treasurer of TlUon seminary, for governor, and Dr. Ed- j m-liank Cashto Sent to P"";" ward L. Carr. of l'ittsfield and David ! Topeka, Kan., July 14.-H. O. Ken. Heald of Milford, for congressional ' dig, casnieroi vne omm ui vmu., n m.B..- . DmB -.,,-., ,,, .,v,s,. .. i-i.. The features of the Dlat- yesterday sentenced by the district were none in attendance from west of eommitteo. Woven lulls were passed, a lar'trindomenPt of countto three years New York on account of th. railw, ne of natianpor,4i,,ce. woman suffrage, and a characterina- tion of the liquor traffic as "that nos- STm A Illinois Town I'artlally Uurned. Kpkisofikid. 111., July 14. Fifteen business houses and two residences were burned in New llerlin yesterday. Losa about KU.UD0. The fire is sup noted to have been inwmdjary, - TROOPS RESISTED. A Desperate State of Affairs In o Sacramento. PLACED UNDER MARTIAL LAW. i . . ' People Ordered to Their Homes and Uade to Remain Till tho Touble I Over Soldiers l ire on a Mob. San Francisco, July 14. Sixteen days have intervened since the general strike was inaugurated on the South ern Pacific system. During the entire neriod railway traffic has been at an absolute standstill m nc-tneru v.uu- . , . H ,..!! ,ornm, At least seven, and' probably nine, hman ijves have already been sacrificed in the desperate struggle I that is on between the railway com-, t. ?, , 7, " one Bme an0 ,ne a, lv. u. uu .,.. . The commercial loss has been enor mous. Not only is general traffic al most at a standstill, but a season's fruit crop to the value of hundreds of thousands of dollars is perishing in the orchards, When the United States army and navy were thrown into the fight it was Bay tiie trouble would speedly end. It jB now three days aince the federal troops went into the field In northern California, but the end Is not yet in light. In fact the United States au thorities are resisted as was me state militia forces, and the troublous times seem to have but begun. In Sacramento the defiance became to bold yesterday the capital city was at night under actual martial law. United States Marshal Baldwin rode through the streets at the head of de tachment of thirty cavalrymen in the afternoon and proclaimed martial law. He ordered the people to their homes and bade them remain there until the trouble is over. The adoption of this extreme mea sure was provoked by an outbreak that occurred in Sacramonto late In the forenoon. Shortly after 10 o'clock the Southern Pacific's superintendent sent a switch engine out to clear the tracks along Front street. Knowing the locomotive would pass the headquarters of the strike, a big building near the city jail, Col. llraham ordered a com pany of regular soldiers to escort me switch engine and protect the engineer and fireman. There was soon proof that Col. Graham appreciated the mood of the strikers, for the switch engineer was fired upon before they had passed me American uuiiway union ueim- , quarters. The regulars returned the fire and several men in the crowd that thronged the streets were seen to fall. Two of them were picked up by the police and removed to 'the receiving hospital. Their names are John Stu art and Frank lluckley, the former a marine of the United Mates steamship Alliance who was attracted to the scene of the conflict by the largo crowd. He was shot through the body and Is dying. Buckley lives In llutte oounty and was here on a visit. He was shot through the right shoulder, Both men deny that they are in any way connected with the striucrs. Stuart has made an unte-mortcm statement in which he declares he was shot down because ho refused to halt when ordered to do so by the regulars. This outbreak and the shooting of it farmer who insisted on passing the military lines were among the causcB that led up to the proclamation eslub- lishinir martial law, Last night only meager details of the situation are to he had here, for what is a press censorship in effort lias been established by Col, Uraham. The corresoondent is suffered to puss the military pickets, but it is conditioned that he shall scnil out no lntorinauon relative to the movement of trains. Neither Is he permitted to give names of trainmen. It is the desire of Col. Urahain and the railroad olilciuls to withhold this information from the strikers. It is known, however, that no twins .,. .lr,. nut. nf Niu'.ramnnlo. save two that were dispatched for tho east bearing ' 50 troops from 1'ort Douglass, " , . . .-j m.u. .... Utah, is west-bound. This tr:tin rived at YVinncmucca at noon yoster- had been stalled at ninnemucca since Juno 28, was released and started forward under a military cuard. One company of troops was established around the railroad P (rf thc tl.0ps pr0. 1CII ai ninutiiiiitcii cecded west with the passenger train. department ". " A wrecking train with two tint cars, DEMAND IMPEACHMENT, loaded with troops are coming on UIWH.U ? me Cleveland K. of !., Indues Want Mr, ahead of the train. Another overland , ciwtand I hl. train from Los Angeles is also coming ) Ci.rvismnii, ., July 12, At a meet Into Southern California under a heavy , . , , , , t KnitrlitN of Labor iurmer violence. r:..r.fc. nn,ri,.ih. Kansas City, Mo., July 14. The sec- ondofthcDr. W. F. Carver-J. A. R, Elliott matches resulted in a victory for the former by the score of 94 to :!. nl.A nl.M ivnu mnui. liitjTr.Kt.inis. and estinif, and was keenly enjoyed hy the large crowd Present. Dr. Carver showed better i- TK.im.lo form than on Thursday, and did ome i wonderfully pretty .hooting. In the penitentiary for receiving uo- , posits, knowing that the bank was la ji falling condition. Boy Drowned In Soldier Creek. Topkka, Kan.,. July 14. Frank Knox, th s-vcar-old son of J. C. Knox, who lives near this citv, was drow,,6d while sXming in Soldier creek Thursday alteracon. The body was recover! Dted. PRENDERGAST HANGED. The AsiMaln of Mayor Harrison Dies I'pon the Scaffold. Chicago. Jnlv 14. Within the gloomy wans or ine iook county jhh i Eugene l'rendergast, the assassin of Mayor Carter 11. Harrison, of this city, was hanged at 11:49 o'clock yesterday mominjr. His neck was broken by the ( . .. a . , , i ..i. fall and he was pronounced dead just i nine minutes after the drop fell. It was , expected that he would create a scene on the scaffold, but only' a slight nervousness was exhibited while his arms and legs were being pinioned. His carefully prepared speech was not delivered, he being dissuaded by Sher iff 0 ilbert not to attempt to do so. He refused until late last evening to re ceive spiritual consolation, but when night full came on he asked that Father Muldoon be admitted, and retii.l he nt mice ' mjM mU u n ht As hanjrinir drew neaj,e Prendergnst Bhoweil some signs , J , nervousness. But on the whole ho was remarkably . ., calm and well collected. Throughout the jail the officers and other attaches remarked about his behavior, for it was the general opinion that he would weaken badly a good while before the hanging. At 11 o'clock Prendergast was re moved from his cell in murderers' row to an ante room of the jail office, where the last kindly offices were performed for him. He especially requested Sheriff Gilbert to allow him twenty minutes in which to make IiIb dying statement, but his temper had been proverbially uncertain aud he was easily persuaded not to do so. Jailer Morris then placed the rope about his neck, the white cup over his head. An Instant later, at 11:4s, and he Bhot downward, the head twisted to one side, the neck haviug apparently been broken. Slowly swaying back and forth the body hung for a few momenta while the physicians held his wrist. A slight spasmodic movement of the legs was all the sign of life apparent. Sur rounded by the jury of physicians the corpse swung to and fro ami at 11:57, nine minutes after the trigger was sprung, he waB pronounced dead. The assassin made no audible sound from the time he left his cell, ap parently being lost in contemplation of his awful fate. He took his final leave of his spiritual adviser, gave a handshake to his guards and with low and choking voice bade them a last adieu. FINANCES IN KANSAS. State Treasurer's Uli-nnUl Report Is Now Bdlug' MaUo I'p, 'I'm, i Kiin.. .1 ill v Is. The advance ; uts ( the state treasurer's biennial report are now being made up, together with the treasury reports for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1804, The report shows the following interesting fig ures: BONDS OH HAND. Periminpnt. sell ool fund te.lOO.HO.Sl University, perniuueut ,,.,.,. 131,182.13 Nurmul school. Derailment lll.MI'i.OO AKrleiillurul eelletie. permanent. . . ISO.lWW Aiirleuluirnl eollene.notes.contracts 11,201.47 Stormont library endowment fi.uuo.Ol) The above bonds are owned as lol' lows: Permanent school fund .,,, 1531.000 University fund W.000 Individuals and eornuratlons The receipts in the general fund were as follows: Stule luxes I 8,801,18 PenllentluryeiiniiiiKs, May and June.. 17,ial,3li Holdlers' Orphans' liuine. 33,42 Osuwatiinile insane asylum Hunk eouimissioner':, fees . 1M.0I , 0.11 0(1 Auditor of stile , 1W.WI secretary f ,iat,.. , 18I.3S . 211.91 Adjutaul-eciie,;,! Jnsurnure fund tun .fi r Library fuml iraud.-r.. Seed ruin , 2.1KKI.IHI . 3, 1115,11 Total W.HB.W The total amount of the cash hal- ance on hati I is !h i:UTU.3; The ri c:t)iUil:itiini from 18111 to 1894 inclusive, prepunul by the assistant treasurer, lleorge 31. hcwanl, is Here with submitted: Dross receipts. Ini ludliiir transfers for tho years l'!l In ls!)4 Inclusive, (o2 ,831,1178 W Total disbursements, indudlnK transfers for tile yearn 1861 to in inclusive si ,02.'.52.72 roK rai.'AI. VSAIIS KNIIISU JUNK30, '1)3, AND'lll llalanceln treasury July 1, Wl Hei'clnts 1SII3 11,7M,B76,I7 727.H2.SI Hecehils ISM 2,l)5,OIS,37 5,101.81)1 54 Total Disbursements I8U3., Disbursements 1st))., J.-.s.iM.'lSi fJKmss'JI , 2,448.228.88 Bulnnce In treasury June 80, 18114.. I 812.320.23 Fivat I'iir.tU frar mail, near ISUI, Earnings of state penl- Unitary m.w.w s Si ,881.58 u,pc,rai slate peni tentiary KecoiDts trom the lusur- 110,732.01 139,480.04 au red bv law; In refusing to coin mi- r bullion, as the law directs, where I ver bullion, as the law directs, where silver certilleates were presented for redemption, and more recently In send- ing Cnlted Mates troops into a suite. quell riot without tne reiiuoHi or too ' . .... Mate auinoriiies anu wimoui a i Btate suing- tlie proclamation required by law, Sims' of ieiiiiieraiiee. Watervii.i.k, Me., July 12. The Na tlonal Division Sons of Temperance be gan its formal convention yesterday, 'V ' 1 I verett, of New '". "ora .light deer, ase hnersliip. rnvoralile Bcnon on iinnge hhu Wasiiisotos, July 13. The house eoinmitk'e on commerce reported fa- vorably the senate bill providing for the construction of a bridge across the I Missouri river at Lexington, Mo. MARTIAL LAW. , Sacramento r-raoLioanv in unonro - - - - - - of the Military. Qrmfii'ri DIATIYP IV AtliUIi otKlUlS KlUIUli 111 ViUiiW. tttimu Arrested and Thrown Into tho Hoard Houie-The Mllltla Hava Several sklrral.ric.-llliMkade Heine: Raited. BAN Fjancisco, July 18.-Slno Wednesday's horrible work at the trestle west of Sacramento the strike situation has been less alarming. In Oakland there has been rioting of a ' more or leas serious nature since early yesterday morning. The trouble began at daybreak, when a mob of several hundred striken rushed Into the yards on the mole. They killed all the loco motives that hod .been fired up, and in order to further block the tracks, derailed one locomotive and a long line of conches. Later in the morning another crowd of strikers ran into the yards and wrecked a turn table by shoving a heavy freight car Into the pit. Damage was also done at the roundhouse. The railroad com pany, deputy sherlffsand deputy United States marshals offered very little re sistance to the riotous strikers. Trouble on the mole came to an end last evening, however, when a force of 350 United States marines from Marc Island were landed there by the ferry steamer Alameda, which transported them from tho navy yards. Their equipment Includes Ave Gatllng guns and several llotehkisa cannons. Tho , . . , ., ,. .. marines are to aet under tho directum of Oen. linger and will bo supported by a company of artillery trom tno "hm- tiiiui tiio miii-sinmntM' ot iwi. mieruie Presidio l""1'1 c""1'1 have l"i chosen to .... , ,,,, , ' priTlhiil so wlitCAimvuI rullnsiu lle-u- At Sacramento the conditions of mar-1 ;., ,, w a,..,, w Bl11,iiv ma tlnl law prevail. Notralnsarerunnlng vcrilv iwirloiu I, A nnmliwof Huullntrlkes there, however, and (leneral Superln- taniW l.'lllmni.rl.nl.eiH.nslnrdiivevcn- , ., , ' ij i mg nun no more regular inuus u... be rim before Saturday, by which time he hopes to have repaired the trestle. Tho neonle of Sacramento are prac. Anally living under a military govern ment! Col. Urahain has thrown a cor don of troops around thc railroad prop erty and cltincus are not allowed throuirh thc lines. yesterday morning It was reported that strikers were preparing to de molish the railroad bridge across tho American river. A train bearing fifty regulars was hastily dispatched. To avoid disaster like Wednesday'! two freight cars were pushed ohead of the locomotive. At 1 o'clock in the after noon thc regulars rotnrned with six prisoners, The men had beon found on the bridge, Though they are not strike they wore thrown Into the guard house. During the day several citizens were arrested and also thrown into the guard house. The militiamen on guard at the water front had several skirmishes with civilians. Spurred on by the. heavy rewards of fered for tho apprehension of thc men responsible for yesterday's disaster at the trestle the peace officers lit Sacra mento are unusually active. The rail road company has offered a rewurd of .1(5.000. Attorncy-Oeneriil Olney tins offered J2,000 and liov. Markham has offered a reward of J5O0. Tlie sheriff's men are confident thnt they hove evidence to convict one of the men now in custody, a man named Warden. A boy has been found who drove Worden awl st vernl other men to the bridge where the train was wrecked, The bov declares that these men carried wrenches and a crowbar and that they wero heavily Brined, He says tluit when the men left Ills wngon before walking to the trestle they shut him in a box car on a side track and warned him to stuv there until they returned. It was not until the hid returned to the scene after the wreck that he realized what had been done. He positively Identified Worden. The trains arc running regu larly out of Han Francisco on the coast division, In Southern California the blockade is broken, though very few trains arc run there without a military guard. So far as Los Angeles is concerned. the strike Is over, Freight trains are running all over southern California und passenger trains with few excep tions are running us they did before the strike. The Southern Pacific raised the blockade at West Oakland last night without tlie aid of sailors from Mare Island, who remained on the mole and took no part in the proceedings. The main track and yards are now clear of all obstructions, To-day trains guard ed by troops will lie run out, INc6NQRisS. Tin Appropriation Mill. Taut lleln Con sidered In thu senate-Work ln the Huuitft. WAsiiixaToa, July Kl, The appro' prlatlon billsare fust being oonsidered, . McDowell, and repeated his assertions and at the prcicnt rate of progress It ' that Henry Clay and Illcliard M. John is probable next week will see them all , son hail disgraced their districts and disposed of. Yesterday two more im- were returned to congress to do much portant bills were passed, the army good. and tlie fortifications bills, while somo ; ,)m,iilii pmlMhlo Near Cripple Creek, progress was made on the river und Chuti.k Ciiiikk, Col.,. hily 14. A tele harbor bill. The only Interesting dls- phone message from the small mining n4 tl,n,lu nmnrrml ilneliii tllll t ..I A n.,.,n,ln ul 1 1 -'10 ,,,lr,,.lr lnst conBl,lerRttn 0f army bill. Several bills of minor importance wero passet, over an attempt to lynch a man coa and conferrees were appointed on the jjtK.,i ,j the Jail charged with having IU 111SI V W.outu! w.. . military academy anil diplomatic anu , aimronriatlonB lulls. - . . u.,,v mrreed to t he senate amendments to the bill for the admission of Utah as a state, and after discussing a bill for retiring oiliccrs of the revenue cutter service, under the - s,.,iai nnicr adopted Wednesday, It Drow,edcil with the consldcrat atlon of Wlllsrd for Cngre. , tlau, Kun July 11.-1 he populist cmgressional conventiot, met here yes- , mroay uno iiuniiuauu i-. ... ""'"'t mayor of Argentine, for congress. J b resolutions embrace tlie Omaha plat- form, Indorse levelling, dep ore mob : violence aud call lor im come at I - - - - Highest of all in Leavening Power. STATE OF TRADE. Conoral Wholosalo Business Para lyaod by the Strike. DRUMS HAD TO QUIT.TIIE ROAD. All Wfsti'pn Ciitem Report It nil way Train portiit'.oa U.'HtiHud-KallHrim lii the Uuttil HhittiM mikI Cimtl fur tbe Wei'lc. Nkw Yohk, July H. BraiUtreet's ntii to of trnile sayn; Uurliw tliv irntiur portion of tho week gen eral wli.-ltMiile liushu-m t (.'lilciwo, unJ ut r?iiinnrs within ibo territory trHmtiiry. iiux boon pnit'tkuilly p inilznil liy ihe mil way tttrllte. l,;u'Mii' eii'.U'i-n c III us folt tho t'tToets of tlie tio-up In m-itrli-leil HvelpU nf live Htork. uie.u tn l pro, hire, while western uwnufiwl iirpvN nii(i mnri'luiiu milTerail Ions throunU In uliltlty to siu'ure miypliwi unil raw mutorliili fnmi Ihi! east Thu rallniii'l hU'IUh iind boy cell tn uni t rcpfliilwi tint tjfftwU of tlm recent Hofi.e.iuUiHkonv HlmttliiK up aluivn number iuiitrl8 In Lbe rantrul west lln'miKli want of fuel, , lut fmMrl m, mm fmrMe lim,lrm lh0 p ,1ul of view of tlie miOTlinnt nwl mnnutni'i- re rrtmrtwl, but tlmre uro WJiio fewer Idle limn ImniuM ot strikes o 1' nitty tun woes tliilti lust. mal ,limtal, ., am, ,,,, niuii ufut-turi iik industries nt Inriie onsiern ami western ooniers li vvo pruetlenllv nu shipments sud ooiuuiorelat travelers ihriiiulmnl the cen tral western states generally have buen uum. polled to leave the rn'td. The world s stnek of wheat has ileoimoa durliiu the past fourtooil weeks about 0,0011, 000 bushels more than In thu same portion of last year, which Is sUrtiineaui in view of the Insistence In the trade that Invisible flnmostlo supplies are most exhausted. F.xporls of wheal, flour Included, both ooasu unitea Stales and Canada this woelt eiiual 2,1177,000 bushels, compared wllh l,H5il,000 bushels last week, 4,134,000 bushels In the second week of July last year, g,583.ojo bushels In that week two years ns-o und 3,2.'0.IH)() bushels three yean use. There are 220 business failures 111 tbe United States reported this week, aizallist 104 Inst weok, and eoinnarnd with m Ln the seuulid week of July aud with 190 in that week two years uito; 34 business failures '.u tho Dominion of Canada, nuslnst at) last weok. 20 In the week a year niro and 24 In the week two years atfo, Aside from inriuoncBH ulready referred to the. feutui r the week at Huston, as nl other east. urn celilers, has been hltdier prices fur irraln und provisions, althouKh more ease Is now re. ported. HulTulo reports Increased live stock ship ments from Indiana which would have fffine to Uiicniio. and I'ultlmnre a smaller trade from the west nud fewer orders than expected from tlie simlil. A fair volume of business in shoes Is rcpui-to.l from Philadelphia, und pructloally nu nnliMVortliv movement al I'lltsbunrb. Alt western renters report railway trunH puliation restored, hut It will be sumo time be. fore uiiylhlnir like complete restoration ol con ditions before the si rlke can bo (illumed. WILL NOT STRIKE. The A, I-', of I,. In Nyiiipiiliiy Willi the A. B, I,1, lint decide AruIiisI h (Jeneral strike, Ciiioauo, July 14. The conference) of the American Federation of Labor ad journed at 7:110 last evening, after hav ing decided against a general strike. The petition of President Ilebs, nf the American Hallway union, was indorsed, however, and I,(8I0 voted for a defense fund for thc coming trial of Debs. The executive council of seven will hold a final session to-day. A long address was issued to tiie public, giving the reasons why a general walk out should not he ordered, REFUSED TO AIDDEBS. HullUhig Trades Council of Chleilo De. elinus to Aid lbe A. II, II, CuicAdo, July 11. -The llullding Trades council of Chicago, whluh had deferred action until the regular meet ing last night, Instead of voting with practical unanimity to assist the A. U. U,, was actually unanimous In refusing such assistance, this radical change be ing due solely, as all Its members averred, to the slight put upon the com mittee of seven by Delis and Sovereign In attempting to settle the dlittculty without them. llrccUnl'lilire li Inner, Lkxinoto.v, Ky,, July 14. At Hoards, ln Ol.lhain county, yesterday, Con gressman llrecklnridge spoke to a largo crowd. He arraigned Hon. W. C. Owens, his chief opponent, for mak ing serious charges against him. He challenged Mr. Owens to prove the truth of his assertions, or stand before the people branded us a liar. He ridi cule! the canvass of Mai. Henry Clay nifht reports great excitement there anKanlUal a child. , the state inilltia, I which has been held in the neignuor- kImho tlm iniimm' Ktrlke Inst mouth, were called to the scene and ar() now surrounding thc jail. Disliked III! Coniliuny. Toi'EKA, Kan., July 14. .Mrs. Flor ence' Morton, of this city, horse whipped her husband, Jack Morton, and his companion, Herman Crow, at the corner of Fifth streot and Kansas avenue Thursday night. She was ar- resU-d, but rclensed In a little while ' M M dedine(1 10 J ,k bl)t(U SMli(l that she was angry l,cnUsl. her husband loafs uround with tVow whom she dislike. ,,-vr-,; , . ; George M. 'ul m iu .n ule a long . statement oa lie Il.th g.vinj hus rea- Latest U. S. Gov't Report. sbilerte's Fraternal Societies. Ar. AND A. M.-Bonevolont Lodge, Ho, lis. meets ami and third Monday eve- nliiKa In each month st Musonlo Imll, corner Third uml Cedar. JohnM (llelssucr. W.M.; J, 1,, worley, icci-eury viimiuj brethren i welcome, MODERN WOODMKN Of AMERICA Gamn No. m, meets every Friday night of each month In K, nf I', hall. Vlsltliur nelirhbors welcome, A, L, Russel, V. 0,i V Murphy, Clerk. "t RAND ARMY (IF THU RKI'IIBUC J Abilene Pint Nu. OS, meets at the Odd rellowi' hull, second and fourth Monday nvnnthirHof each month, All comrades are Invited to moot with an. D. II, Metsiw, P, C.i.W.B. Anderion, Adjutant, WOMAN'S HKI.IKF CORPS-No. SI. ineeti alternate Wednesday after noons at 2:;ki o'clock In K. of F. hall. Mn, Mary K, l'aul, president; Mri.O.J Feten, secretary, A NCIKNT ORDKR UNITED WORKMKN f Abilene bodae No. OS, meet every Thursday evening In tho Knights of Prthfu lull. I J, Uray, M.W.; Klohard waring, recorder. JNOKPENDENT ORDER ODD rEMOWft Western Homo lodge, No, 80, moots every uesday evening In Odd Fellows' hall, OfU. ceri: Noble Urand, Oeo. Kthcrlngtonj Sec retary, h. Lips. Visiting bretnren ooraimy welcome. . nOYAb ARCH MASONS-flyrus Ohspter, No. 2A. meets In Masonio hall ul) the second anil fourth Fridays of each month. It. II. Jacobs, II, 1',; J, h. Worley, irr ro tary, ItnUR (.ASTERN STAR-Abllene Olnp w terlll, meets In the Musoulo hall on tlie first and third Tuesday evenings of each month. Mrs. Mary M. Nslll, Worthy Mat ron. M las Blanche Krlt, teorotary. pailWay Time Jables. UNION PACIFIC. WBBT noes li, No.l-Nlght Eiprem Ma. in. No. 7-Llmlted Express 4 :S3 u. IB, No. ID-rrelght 4;M,m. Nell-Freight Itwa.ni. KABT tHIUHU, No. t-Kaniiat City Fast Mall 1:10!. m. No. s-l.lniiied eiurcn 11 M a. ni. No. I4-Frelght 1:10 p.m. No, It-Stack Freight ..J lOp.m. "Dully except Hnnday. ATCHISON, TOrKKA t SANTA N!. KOIItn BOUND, Paisengcr dally Accommodation dally HUTU llllLKO. Passenger dally.,. ieuuinmiHlalluu daily , ,,:00a. ui. lia p.m. .,1:48 p. in. ,,:iSp.lu. I A I.IK A mtlNOH, IJeparls. Panienger... rrelght Arrives, Pasaonirm' ,..t:10a. m, ,..: p. hi, ,.,0:40 p. Accmnmodallon. 11:40a, m. All Santa ro trains daily except suuuuy. ROCK ISLAND, WBBT rtOtlNU. No, OS-Local Freight and acoom,.ll:ll, in, No, 17-Chleago Mall and Expreii,,,:lp, m. KABT BOUND. No. 2a Mail and M ipre 11 1 a. m. No. 60 Local Freight and BC0om...,n:H p. m. Passenger traliis run dally. Freight tralni dully osooptsiinday. MISSOURI r AOIFIO-AT HERINGTON. WBST HOUND, Passongnr No. 201 , :H4p. m. Through Freight, No. 210 10:14 a, m. Through Freight, No, 210 !:SIa, m, BAST BOUND, I'liisnnger No. 218 10:14 a.m. Way Freight Fo. IBO 1:00 p. m. Way Freight No. 118 2:49a. m, T. E, DEWEY, Attorney at Law, ARII'KNE, - KANSAS. Ofllco over Abilene National hank, STAMBAUQH & HURD, Attorneys - at - Law, aiiii,ene,:;kansas. J.N. BURTON, AUCTIONEER. Tlie nlilfHf. inirtliiin'rln TUckliiHon comity wiIiHriictliin KtmriHitunu una turniH ri)ftrm- uliln. Will iM-v hiiIoh any wla'ra, Kurm hhUh aHiHitii.lty. Ilopii, IvunsiiH. 60lf 8.STEEL8MITH.M.D., Surgeon, Gy&esDlogisi a&i Oculist, AIiaENH, KANSAS. Fmcnofllimtted toSin'Rery, Surgical Dii mnm, UlnoutMis of Women d lUaaei of THOMAS KIRBY, ABILENE, KANSAS. Transacts t G Ives special attention to Collec tions, buya and sells Forel . anl Domestic Exchange Negotiates Mortgage Loans 111 rmslnM nromrtr.tv ttUniled to Dr. Price'! Crram Baking Powder World's Fair Hljbwt Medal and Dlplona. , Mrs. T. S. HawKin, Chattanooga, Teim., savs, "Shilnh's Vitalizer SAVKD MY LIKE. I consider it tho best remedy for a debilitated system I over used." For Dyspepsia, Liver or Kidney trouble It excels. Price 75 cents. Sold by Guliek, the druggist.