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NO AM STREVIL CHARGED WITH HIS FATHER'S MURDER. Itewart Strevlll Vu Mm d -red In Hl Own Ooow, in Which He lived Alone Ho rar. tlcnlar BlotWe Apparent from the eanutancea Attending the Crime. Cir Fort Scott .Kan., March 26.-Noah Rtrevll. seed 28. son of Stnwurt Strevll. the ranchman who waa foun3 before his own lonely hearth on his rancn near this city about tw week ago .with his throat cut and hlfc head crush- ed, was arrested today charged wliu the murder of the father, whom he bad never seen until last July. This arerst revives the remarkable romantic Incidents of th murdered man's life. In 1868 he left his wife, now Mrs. Bowling, and an unborn babe In Bates county, Missouri, near Cres cent City. The babe was born a sou and tr mot' er hav"-? ro..l...i "- from Kansas) City that her husband, who had so mysteriously disappeared, had been killed at Kansas City and thrown in the river, marrtej jumcs Doling and moved to Bourbon county. The son grew to be 27 years old. and last July, by a strange coincident, Identified the father, Stewart Strevll. who had been married twenty-six years ago to another woman and was liv ing on a ranch not twenty miles from where the boy and his mother had finally located. IT OETS A RECEIVER. Florence Iron River Mining Company Fall Upon Evil Days. Milwaukee. March 26. The court to. day appointed 8. T. Beattle receiver for the Florence-Iron River Mining com pany. The company, It Is said, has been doing very little business for some time, although at one time it was one of the biggest producers In the Menominee range. The Florence-Iron River company Is the result of the combination of two names The Iron River mine and the Florence mine. The former was owned by Youngstown, Ohio, people and the latter by H. D. Fisher, of Florence, and the Van Dykers of this city. The mines were purchased by Ferdinand Schlessinger and for a time were heavy shippers. When Mr. Schlesslnger's af fairs first became entangled, the consol idated mine was turned over to the New York banking firm of Ladenburg, Thalman & Co. The total shipments of these two properties was larger than any property on the range with the ex ception of the Chapln. An execution was filed In the sheriffs office today for $5,034.66 against the Florence-Iron River company in favor of Joseph Hyman of Chicago. The ex ecution was returned unsatisfied, as the company has no property 1 nthls city. FOLLOWED TO THE GRATE. Newspaper Men Pay Respect to Their Fellow-Worker, W. O. Nicholson. New York, March 20. The funeral of W. O. Nicholson, the well known newspaper man who died in Denver on March 17, took place at Woodlawn to day. The remains arrived In New York this afternoon from Denver and were conveyed to Woodlawn cemetery where religious services were held In the chapel, after Which the body was Inter red In the family lot. Among the many newspaper men present were represent atives from the Press association and Reuter Telegram company of London. In the service of which concern the de ceased had spent nearly half his life time. Prior to Mr. Nicholson's depart ure for Denver, whither he went In an endeavor to regain his health, he held the position of cable editor In the New York office of the Associated Press, to which position he had risen from the bottom round of the ladder, purely through his ability and devotion to duty. The gathering of newspaper men to day when his body was consigned to the earth, was the last act of respect of them who loved to be called his friends, and who Joined with his family in mourning his loss. ONE MOKE MYTH EXPLODED. Jeff Davis' Hnopsklrt Now Unrigs on the Soar Apple Tree. Chattanoga, Tenn., March 26. Gen eral Henry Harnden, theo nicer of the Union army who captured Jefferson Davis, president of the confederacy, Is In Chattanooga today with the Wiscon sin commission to locate the position of the troops of that state in Chlcka maugua National park. "It Is not true." he Bald, "that Presi dent Davis was In woman's attire when captured. It was a cold morning about day break when I arrested him. He had a woman's shawl over his should ers. The story about the hoop shirts Is totally false. When I reached the Davis enmp the first man I spoke to was a Texas gentleman, now Senator P.agan. President Davis was sitting near by on a log with a shawl over his shoulders, as It was a cool morning." "How did the story get out that he had on dresses and hoop skirts?" asked the reporter. "When I went to Macon and reported to Ceneral Wilson, my superior of ficer, he had the story telegraphed as fast as I spoke and the woman's shawl became exaggerated Into female at tire." DIVORCE IX THE WIND. Max Deeel, the Noted Musician Hollered to ; ' bo Gaining a Kexhlenre. Kansas City, Mo., March 26. A special from Kargo, N. D to the Times sayg: Max DeS3l, the noted baritone and teacher of music of Kansas City, has been here several days, and it was whis pered that he was here to spend the usual ninety days prior to Instituting proceed infra for divorce. The divorce colony was today further augmented by the arrival of Mrs. Dcscl. Hhe was accom panied by Lawyer Reeves of Kansas City, who served on Mr. Descl a notice of con test. In the complaint lodged by Professor Descl, he alleges cruelty and cites names and Instances where his wife Is said to have treated both himself nnd pupils In a cruel and unbecoming manner. Mrs. Desel puts an entirely different phase on tho case. Una alleges that l3cl broke Into her trunk, relieving her of all her money while In New York and left her penniless. Bhe being obliged to raeure a position as servant girl, ami that by thl3 menial labor she obtained money with which to return to Kansas City. The case will probably be tried Saturday nnrt sensutlor.al developments are ex pected. IS NOT PLEl'RO-PAEUMONIA. Dr. Blays Satisfied t hat Ills Ulagnmui Was Wrong. Topeka, Kan., March 26. A special to the Capital from McFarland, Kan., gays that Dr. N. S. Mayo has already satisfied himself that the disease from which cattle In Morris and Geary counties are Buffer ing Is not contagious pieuro-pneumonia. Dr. Mayo Is the man who diagnosed the disease originally as pieuro-pneumonia. Washington, March 26. Bahen. the Georgetown university football player wno was injureu in tne Tnanksgivlng day football game with the Columbia Athletic team, died here this after noon. Chicago Markets The leading future ranges ts follows! Articles. Open'g High't lxw't Clos'f Wheat No. J March .... 54 May K juiy Corn No. J March May July Outs No. 2 May June July Mess Pork- May 12 70 July 12 90 Lard. 100 lbs May 7 27 July 7 47 Short Ribs May 1 35 July 60 t i!l RH ." Si B aik dim oo eon 4 46 45 45 47 47 46 46? 47 47 46btf 46 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 ' 29 28 28 12 70 12 30 J8 35 13 90 12 60 J2 60 T 27 7 02 7 02 7 42 7 17 7 17 6 37 6 15 6 15 6 52 30 30 t asn quotations were aa louowa Flour Uncharged. No, 2 spring wheat, iWSlc; No. 3, nom inal; No. 2 red, 63iff54c. No. 2 corn, 4f,o: No. 3, yellow, 44y4fC44e. No. 2 oats, 29c; No. 2 white, S2tf32c; No. 3 white, 32c. No. 2 rye. 54c. No. 2 barley, 63c; No. 3, G14(':"2Uc; No. 4, nominal. No. 1 flaxseed, 31.42, Prtmo timothy seed, 35.37. Mes pork, per bbl., J12.S013.0O. Lard, per 100 lbs., 36.95. Short ribs sides, (loose,) l6.15iBfi.20. Dry salted shoulders, (boxed,) Witjo. Short clear sides, (boxed) J6.30ff6.35. Whiskey, distillers' finished goods, per gal., 31.26. Sugar Unchanged. . GRAIN MOVEMENT. Articles. Receipts. Shipments. Flour, barrels a 14.000 , 7,000 Wheat, bushels 21,000 20,000 Corn, bushels 129,000 27,000 Oats, bushols 150 000 189 W Rye. bushels 5,000 " 4,000 Barley, bushels 67,000 12,000 On the Produce Exchange today the butter market was firm; creamery, 100 20c; dairy, 8&10c. Eggs firm, 10llc. Changes in Grain Stocks. New York, March 26. Special cable and telegraphic advices to Bradstreet's covering principal points of accumu lation in the United States and Cana da and Europe, together with suplleB afloat for Europe from all sources, in dicate the following changes In avail able stocks last Saturday as compared with preceding Saturday: United States and Canada, east of Rocky mountains, wheat, decrease 1,596,000: United States, Pacific coast, wheat, de crease 556.000; total decrease wheat stocks both coasts, 2,152,000; afloat for and In Europe, wheat decrease 672,000; total decrease world's available wheat, 2.834.000; United States and Canada. east Rocky mountains, corn, decrease, 12,0,000; United States and Canada east Rocky mountains, oats, Increase, 25,- 000. Leading Increases of available wheat stocks last week Include 101,000 busheli at Milwaukee private elevators; a'J.000 at Omaha, and 36,000 at Galveston. The more Important decreases Include the following: 260,000 bushels In north western Interior elevators; 74,000 at Manitoba storage polntB; 90,000 bushels at New Orleans; 74,000 at Louisville; 54,000 at Leavenworth; 44,000 at Chica go private elevators and 40,000 bushels at Newport News. St. Louis drain. St. Louis. March 26. Flour Dull, steady and unchatnged. Wheat Opened cent higher, but a decline of cent fol lowed; later a rally of cent was made on Bradstreet's Increase, but this did not last long, prices declining and. closing ft cent below yesterday. No. 3 red Cash, 64c bid; May. 5l',W54o asked; July, 54u. Corn Dull and without any strengtn early; May settled down cent, but steadied, and July showed strength late In the session, reviving cent from the lowest point and closing at yesterday's bid Drlce. No. 2 mixed Cash. 42c; May, 4.1c: July, 44c. Oats Dull; neglected; May offering at MwVi cent de cline at tho close; spot grades lower. No. 2 red Cash, 29c, May, 304ffip30c asked. Rye Dull, scarce, 70 cents for sacked, east track. Corn meal, 32.154r2.20. flaxseed guiet, xi.38. Clover seed Easier; choice. J8.208.30. Timothy seed. 34.75ifi5.00. Hay -In light demand: best grades carre and firm; prairie, choice to fancy, 39.50fi11.00 for this Ide; timothy, prime to strictly choice. 38.5OW10.00. Wool Unchanged. Kansas City Ora'n. Kansas City. March 28. Wheat Norn- Inally unchanged: No. i hard. KWe: No. 2 red, 64&c: rejected, Clc. Corn Quiet; No. 2 mixed, 42j42c; ITo. 2 white, 45c. Oats-Active; No. 2 mixed, 23ft)28c; No. 2 white, 32c. Rye Firm; No. 2, 52c. Bran Steady, 6Si70c. Huy Strong; un changed. Putter Firm; unchanged. liggs Firm, Wile. Kansas City. March 26. Cattle Re ceipts, 6,000; shipments, 2,300. Market strong to 10 cents higher. Texas steers, J3.20j5.56; beef steers, $3.20jj.6.25; stockera anu. ieeuers, j&softM.sO. Hogs Receipts. 10.800: shipments. 600. Market steady to strong. Bulk of sales, J4.60'4.65; heavies, $4.80Cu;4.9o; packers, 34.75 4.95; mixed, 34.55W4.85; lights, J4.5o4.75; yorkers, 34.70tfM.75; pigs, 34.10W4.55. onecp receipts, 3,200; shipments, 8,000, Market strong. LIVE STOCK MARKET. Chicago. March 26. Nearly all of the 4.000 rattle received today wore common. The market was quiet hut firm. Sales were on a oasis ot i.so5i5.00 tor inferior to extra cows, heifers anil hulls; J2.75tft 4.75 for Blockers and feeders; 34.2.Wi6.fiO ior uressed ncft anu shipping steers, and I2.0irtt5.50 for Texns cnttlo. Tho last named comprised a liberal proportion of the receipts. They were In good d mand and strong. In hogs, sellers again had things largely In their own hands. They demanded nn advance of 10 cents and got easily, tho demand calling for many more hos than were available. Prime heavy weights commanded J5.15rT5.25, nnd choice assorted lights sold around 35.00. Exceedingly few of the offerings wre so Incking In quality as not o be snlhle nt better than 34.80, while the majority found buyers at J4.tHd5.10. The sninll supply was bought up as fnsi as yarded. There wns a fair marnet tor sheep and lambs. Tho better grart m n are enueclally strong, the suply of goo.', export stock not equalling tho demand. Comomn stuff was neglected, hut the strength shown In the market for cr.ince qualities prevented any weakening In the on gTades. Good to fancy sheep Turd quoted nt .Z,!i$.W, nnd poorer kinds nt i.nO3.75. L,amts were in demand at vUoi'ft.co. Receipts Cnttliv 4.1JO: culves. 1.200: hogs 16,000; sheep, 10,000. St. Louis. March 26. Cnttle-'Recelnts. 1,810; shipments. 100 Active and higher, and some prices exceeded any obtained for a year past Best export steers, 35.734t4.25: export to eholce shipping, 31.25 rt).7rt; fair to medium. $l.rjKi".Q0. A bunch of native yearlings of 1170 pounds average brought 36 10; dressed becet nnd heavy butcher steers, $l.5ufr'"i.30; medium butchers, S4.2"rft4.75: feeders, t.2.Vji't.!": stoclters, S2.00'u3.0O; cows, 32.001.1.50; fed Text's steers, HDWm.iV; grass Texans, I2.75W4.0O: cows, 31.75ft3.0O. Hogs Iteclpts. 6.701: shipments. 1.4O0. Active and 10 and 15 certs higher. Henvv. J4.9ufl5.10; mixed, JI.6O-U5.0O; light, JI.GO0 i.:. Sheen Receipts, 3.'"0: shlnments. none. Active and strong. NBtlves sold at Jt.OOf 4.50: western, J4.35: Texans, JJ.2iij3.50; lambs of 90 pounds, t K New York. March 26. Rarney Mines. who was arrested last week for embex sllng Jlo.OOO from Morgan & Co., bankers, wns arraigned today. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary. Omaha, March 2. -Cattle Receipts, 3.000 As high as 36.00 was raid, nnd l.''." waa bid for some choice fed natives. Prices ruled a shade, higher ami trade was active on both steers and hutchors stock. Good outside orders made a livei? trade In Blockers and reefers. Feeders, $.1 OM1 J.90; cows, J3.5txii4.00; heifers, Jl.50-j4.75; DUNS, 9l..."fl.l.W. Hoes Receipts. 4.000. Prices ruled all of lWrlu cents higher; mor: of the trad ing was cn this basis. Top wai 35 00 and the heavy and butcher weights sold largely at i.s.v'n.:(... while th light nnd light mlxd stuff v.ent at 31.7034. S. The bulk of tho hogs tnhl at $t..vs4.!i.. Sheen Ucceipls, l.&M. The quality of the offerings was not bad; market rather actlvo and prices fully strong for de sirable holdings. Yearllnrn, $4.10; west ern wethers, J4.10: western mixed, JI.25 Mexican lambs, J4.90. AN ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION ON LI HUNG CHANG. Bit Would-be AMaaala Reported to be a Lanatlo-Lo of the Beed Bros Their Packing Plant Pretty Well Covered With Insurance. Shlmoneskl, Japan, March 25. An at tempt was made yesterday by the Japanese to assassinate LI Hun; Chwang, the Chinese peace envoy. A bullet from the assassin's revolver struck LI Hung Chwang in the cheek. It Is thought the wound will prove fa tal. The Japanese government has sent a message of regret to Li. The bullet has not yet been extracted from the face of LI Hung Chwang, but his condition Is favorable.' He has no fever and Is suffering- but little pain. His assailant, who Is described as a political bravo, rushed from the crowd when the viceroy's palaquln waa pass ing and fired at he Chinese statesman. The bullet entered the viceroy's left cheek. The affair has caused the greatest indignation here. Surgeons Sato and Ishlmuro are at tending Ll Hung Chang by Imperial command. Li Hung Chang objects to the extraction of the bullet which lies a centimetre under his left eye. The wound Is three centimetres deep. He Bleeps well. The empress of Japan has sent nurses to attend him. Leters and telegrams expressing regret and sym pathy, are pouring In from all direc tions. Washington, March 23. Information coming to the Chinese legation Is to tho effect that Ll Hung Chang's wound Is not dangerous except as complications may develope. It Is In the fleshy part of the face, but fortunately no part of the Bkull has been fractured or any vital organ reached. Prince Li's ad vanced age and several constitutional disorders which make him almost an Invalid, may aggravate an otherwise harmless wound. On his arrival at Shlmonoaeki he was too sick to leave the ship which brought him. He had to be carried about, this being a neces sity In his case as well as an honor due to his rank. Officials of the Japanese legation say the offender will be charg ed with treason as the assault Is not only against the person of Ll Hung Chang but also against the Japanese government It is probable also that the trial will be by court martial and conviction by court martial would mean that the offender would be shot Diplomats here are Inclined to ap prehend that the entire peace negotia tions possibly may be broken on Dy tne assault, by affording a pretext for European Intervention. Ll, himself, will prevent such a failure, however, if It be possible. Officials here regard It as settled that China and Russia have reached an un derstanding by which the former will extend her territory southward from Vladlvostock, thus securing a Pacific harbor opening the year around. This has been, an acquisition Russia has long sought, as it gives an eastern out let to the great Siberian railroads. LI MAKINO GOOD RECOVERY. His Wonld-Be Assassin Is Reported to be a Lunatic London, March 25. The Times has this dispatch from Kobe, which will be published tomorrow: Ll tiung Chang Is making good pro gress towards recovery from the effects of the bullet wound In his face inflicted yesterday by Moyama Kokunosukl. The wound has developed no danger uos symptoms. The would-be assassin is reported to be alunatlc. He has a criminal record and has served a term of imprison ment. A Hong Kong dispatch to the Times says that precautions against Japanese attacks have been taken at Foo Chow, Amoy and Swatou. The harbor of Amoy has ben planted with torpedoes, and It Is thought probable that the Japanese will make an attempt to cap ture that place. The Chinese steamers are unable to enter the harbor of Tamsul in northern Formosa, owing to the torpedoes plant ed there. The coolies employed on the wharves In Hong Kong have gone on a strike. A numebr of soldiers and convicts are employed In discharging and loading vessels. LOSS OF Tilt! REED BROTIIEK9. Their Packing Flant was I'roItT Well Cov ered with Insurance. Kansas City, March 25. The exact amount of Insurance on the Tieid Hfvi., Packing company's plant destroyed by fire yesterday, and tne apportionment of the various agencies, cannot be giv en today. William J. Held stated that the property was Insured for about eighty or ninety per cent of Its value In various Insurance companies. Board companies, non-board companies, the Lloyds and the Indemnity Exchange were all Interested. The largest amount was In board companies, or those that are represented In thelocal board of un derwriters. From another source it was learned that the company carried about 3300,000 In the Indemnity Ex change, a local organization made up of the packing house companies and a few big mercantile companies for their own protection. It Is the first heavy loss this company has been called upon to stand, and the regular companies are closely watching the effect The method of handling insurance employed by the company was somewhat unus ual. DONE WITH I'l;N AND INK. Clever Work in Hill Kuisinc Done be Wee- tern t onnterfeltern. Omaha, Neb., March 25. The clever est detectives In the employe of the secret service of the United States gov ernment are enroute to Omaha today to unravel the mystery surrounding the work of one of the most skillful gangs of counterfeiters that has ever operated west of the Mississippi river, and the equal of any In the world. Several bills of small denominations have been raised to J10 and received at the banks. The crooks are evidently experts In this line and clever with the pen as all figures are made with ordi nary Ink. A secret service agent said toda: "Another dangerous feature of the case, which cannot but be viewed with alarm by bankers and treasury officials. Is the fact that chemicals are being used by this gang to remove the figures In the original. The fiber of the paper In use was supposed to be proof against this sort of manipula tion, but this gang seems to be able to lo this In a most skilled manner. CHARGED WITH Wll'E-MUROER. Iharlos Carson Acquit ted of that Crime at Hutchinson. Kansas City, March 25. A special from Hutchinson, Kan., sayB: The case of the state of Kansas vs. Charles Car son of Nlckerson." which has been on trial for seven days and which was snt to the Jury Saturday evening, ended with the verdict of "not guilty," the Jary returning the same thie morn ing. Carson was charged with mur der In the first degree for killing his wife last Christmas evening at the Colorado hotel in Nlckerson. Carson was carried out of the court room by friends who felt he was Innocent, al though circumstances connected with the case were against him. IAT NEWS BT WIB .Items at General lateral! From An Ova the Datveraa. Warsaw, Ky., Maroh 2S.-Dr. D. B. Allen. 46 years old, one of Warsaw's oldest and most prominent cltlxeus, committed suicide today by shooting. Colon, March 25. The highest authorities report that tho country has been pacified. The United States cruiser AtlanU will shortly sail for Carthagena. Kansas City, March 25. The property of the Martin Distilling company In this city was conveyed by deed of trust today to John McNulta, receiver of the Whiskey Trust Tien Tain, March 26. The authorities here have officially notified the consuls of their Intentions to blockade the Pel-Hor river on the appearance of Japanese war ships. Pittsburg. Pa., March 25. The Ice gorge In the Allegheny river, which has threat ened the residents of towns along the river for several weeks, is now going out and the danger Is past. Warren, O., March 25. The Trumbull county court house, an historic building, was nearly destroyed by fire today, caus ing a loss of 320,000, covered by Insurance. The structure) was erected In 1792. Dallas, Tex., March 25. Smallpox has broken out at the city hospital this place and that institution has been quarantined. Four cases are posted, tho first having been brought here from Hot Springs. London, March 25. A dispatch from Shanghai to the Times states that the Corean government refuses to accept a loan from Japan with the condition at tached to It that It be repaid In five years. Washington, March 25. Mary Delaney, the Milwaukee woman who Is under ar rest for having attempted to burn St. Patrick's and St. Domlntck's churches last Thursday, has become violently In sane Cuthbert, Ga., March 25. Solomon D. Bellon died today. He was a classmate of Jefferson Davis at West Point and was first mate on the steamship Brandy- wine, which took Lafayette to .trance. He was 89 years of age. Greenville, Miss., March 25. Fire early this morning destroyed tho Planters Oil Mill, owned by Delta planters and mer chants. The plant and product and stock on hand was valued at over 3120,000. Total insurance held was 372,000. Dedham, Mass., March 25. The Steel Edge Stamping and Returning company of Willis, today filed schedules of Insol vency. The liabilities amount to 3193, 3t&50, and the assets contain a list of bills receivable not much In excess of 3100,000. . Boston, March 25. Jefferson Coollde, Jr., director and attorney for the General Electric company, tonight emphatically denied the statement published concern ing the consolidation of the General Elec tric company and the Westlnghouse com pany. New York, March 25. Three more bench warrants, Issued upon Indictments against election officials found by the oyer and terminer grand Jury, were returned to day. They are against Thomas Gross, John F. McDonald and Michael Hennes sey. Waukesha, Wis., March 25. An appli cation was mado In the United Btates court In Milwaukee today by Henry Par sons, for the appointment of a receiver for the Waukesha Water company. The financial condition of thi company has been bad for several montna. London, March 26. A dispatch to the Times from Berlin says: The national parties are still clamoring for the dissolu tion of the retchstag and expresses the belief that the decision of that body on the Bismarck resolution Is the precursor of a new era In the history of the nation. Louisville, Ky., March 25.-W. P. Pike, aged 4.1, superintendent of the first divi sion of the Louisville and Nashville rail road, died this afternoon. Mr. Pike waa well known In railroad circles and was a brother-in-law of George K. Lowe of Chi cago, general superintendent of the Mo non. Oconto, ' Wis., March 2S.-J. A. Hlnea, treasurer of the town of Armstrong, was waylaid by two highwaymen tonight nnd shot and robbed of $900. On account of litigation which the town has with tax payers' association, he was ordered not to deposit the money in a. bank. He is not fatally injured. Washington, March 25. Chief Inspector Wheeler, of the postoffce department, has been notified of the arrest at Cape May, Ont., of Henry Smyth, who escaped from a United States marshal at Little Rock, Ark., last November. He Is charged with defrauding various merchants out of an aggregate of J15,000. Dover. Del.. March 25. Strenuous ef forts are being made to effect a comprom ise between' the Hlggins and Addlcks factions and it Is conlldentally expected that a United States senator will be chosen this week. A ballot was taken today, re sulting: Higgins. 8: Addlcks, 5; Massey, 3; Ridgley, 10;Turnald, L St. Louis, March 25. A sensational suit for divorce was filed In the circuit court tndnv hv James P. Covlo of the firm of Coylo & Sargent, agents for an eastern silk house. Coylo charges his wife Kittle with infidelity, . and names Henry VV. Chandler, late president of the H. W. Chandler commission company, us co respondent Camden, N. J.. March 25. Augustus 8. Baker, said to be tho oldest newspaper man In New Jersey, died at his home In Woodbury, today, aged 86. He es tablished the Constitution, as an advo cate of tho Whig party and was active In the management of his paper until four years ago when he transferred It to his son. Donver, March 25. Under the agreo rriAn I ot the Western Trunk lines to make east of the Missouri river a rate of one fare plus J2 lor ine rounu trip 10 uenvur at the time of the National F.ducatlonal association convention In July, tickets bear a time limit to July 15, but holders of them can have them extended to Sep tember 1 by registering In this city. Springfield, 111., March 23. A delegate convention of miners of Springfield sub districts wns held here today In regard to the cut of prices made by the operators at tho Sangamon Coal company's shafts and the anticipated cut In all mines on April 1. Resolutions were adopted re- ?uestlng all miners In the district to re use to work at any reduction of tho scale. Portland, Me., March 25. Hon. Thomas B. Reed stated to an Assocluted Press reporter that he had declined an Invita tion to speak before the convention of college Republicun clubs at Grand Rapids, Mich., on Anrll 6, and- that he will make no speeches' this spring unless an extra session of congress calls him to Washing ton He will remain In Portland until the summer when he will sail for Europe with his family. Detroit, Mich., March 25. The Presby terian Sunday school missionaries com pleted their annual conference today. Tho meeting was devoted principally to a discussion of the necessity for men In field. Thirty-seven more missionaries were asked for by the various states and territories. The Gospel Chariot, pub lished at Topeka, Kan., was Indorsed as the representative paper of the organiza tion. New York, March 25. The reorgani zation committee of the Dlstllilng and Cattle Feeding company report that . . -..1 r 90c nrtft shares were dennaited up to the closing of business today, of which 225.000 snares were 'ie;oirr.ea today. The committee believing It to be to the Interest of the stockholders to extend the time for the deprait of the stock, have extnded th time to March 30, Imposing a heavy penalty of 25 cents per share of all stock deposit ed after today. Washington, March 23. A case which has Just been docketed in the United Btates supreme court will probably treat the question of length to which a newspaper can go In the use of object ionable language and still find access to the mall. The case Is that of the United States vs Dan K. Swearingeen comes to the supreme court on allega tions of error In the United States cir cuit court of Kansas, which found Swearnlgen. who was editor of a paper published at Burlington, Kansas, guilty of improper use of the malls. His of fense consisted In the publication of an article abusing an employe of a rival paper in whioh language was used which the postal authorities pronounc- BUENT FOE A WITCH! A WOMAN MURDERED BY HER RELATIVES. 0r. Kanffman Will Bay His Own Health Certlfleatet Hereafter. Sonth Dakotani Asked to Assonnt for Soma Bogus School Bonds. Waterford, - Ireland, March 26. A most extraordinary case of murder arising from superstition was Inquired Into today by the court of Clonmel. twenty-five miles from here. Ten per sons were aranged before the court charged with murdering a woman nam ed Cleary, because they suposed her to be a witch. The prisoners Included the murdered woman's husband and her father. The evidence shows that she was uffering from nervousness and bronchitis and her husband, believing her to be bewitched, and in order to ex ercise the vil spell, obtained a concoc tion from a herbalist of the neighbor hood. Then, while the other prisoner held the unfortunate woman In bed, her husband forced the obnoxious concoc tion down her throat. After this the suffering woman was held over a lire and dreadfully burned until she de clared In the name of God thai she was not Cleary's wife. This was repeated on the following day but the wjtnnn re fused to conform to her husrand's re quest, whereupon he knocked her down stripped off her clothing, poured para ffin over her body, then lighted it and the woman burned to death In tho pres ence of six male and tv) f.'titale rela tives. Cleary declared that he wus not burning his wife, Imt that lie was burning a witch and that she would disappear up the chlmnfiy. When the woman 'vas ileal her hus band collected hsr chat ir remains In a sheet and burled thsm In a dyke, be neath th mud, where thay were found a week later. Tlu prlsn.i-M', who are remand Jd, narrowly i'33i?i lynching atthe hands of the crowd In nnd about the cojrt room and h:tl to l.e removed to Jail under the escort of a strong force of constables. WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH. She Murdered a Man Through Jealousy for Another Woman. Chicago, March 26. Maggie Tiller, was today sentenced to be hanged for the murder of Charles Miller. The con demned Is colored, and If the sentence Is caried out, hers will the first execu tion of a woman that ever occurred In Chicago. She became Infatuated with a colored woman named Freda Hunt ington and was. violent Id her Jealousy of an attentions paid to Miss Hunting ton. On December 14, the Tiller girl found the Huntington woman In com pany with Charles Miller, colored. The enraged girl drew a revolver and Mil ler rushed to the third story window to escape. As he leaped to the sill Miss Tiller fired two shots striking him In the head. His foot caught in the drapery and the man hung head downward from the window, dying In view of a large crowd which had gathered about the house. The defense was Insanity. IT WASN'T AN" CHEAPER. Mr. Kaaffman will Bay His Own Health Certificates Hereafter. Pine Bluff, Ark., March 26. H. F. Kauffman, representing a firm of wholesale Jewelers In New York, got himself into a serious scrape hen. to day by Impersonating I. Price, a St. Louis traveling: man. They were In Little Rock together. Kauffman want ed to stop here and did not care to pay a dollar for a health certificate. Prlcj was going to St Louis, consequently did not need his certificate and gave it to Kauffman, who entered Pine Bluft on it. The plan worked beautifully until Kauffman, who is well known, registered at the hotel as Price. Mayor Bell was informed and Kauffman was ordered arrested. After begging for a time, he was let oft with a police court fine. TUIiY Til INK OF TAYLOR. South Dakotans Asked to Account for Some Bogas School Donds. Redfleld, S. D., March 26. The rjr's trar of deeds here has received a letter fromAttorney Rufus T. Peck of Court land, N .W asking If school bonds of any Individual school district are re quired to be registered and if so, were $4,500 of the bonds of Capltola school townshtnp of Spink county registered In 1894 or 1895. Tne bonds a.r.5 dated January 5, 1895, and are for S.'iOO each and nine in number. Inquiry develops the fact hat no Buch school township exists. The attorney claims that the bonds were issued to refund one bulf of original $9,000 bonds issued some years ago by the same township. Fic titious names are signed for both the clerk and the chairman of the school board and the bonds arc ceril.led to by an unknown partyz under the name of Inman. Much speculation .'s ln:u!t;ed In as to the xtent of the fraud and who are the culprits mixed up in their man ufacture and sale. Speculation na turally points to the defaulting state treasrer, Taylor, who disposed of much paper down east and mortgages nnd bonds In and around Courtlaul, K. Y. GOT IT ACROSS THE NECE. Kansas City Street Car Conductor Carvod by "I'lnky" Hilts. Kansas City, March 26, In a fight tonight over a game of cards "Pinky" Blitz, the notorious vote repeater who was recently discharged from the peni tentiary after serving a three years term, perhaps fatally cut Harry Ar thur, a street car conductor. Blitx himself, received a bullet wound In the leg, but Is not seriously hurt. He Is under arrest. Blitz used a dirk knife on his victim and cut a three-Inch gnsh in the back of his neck, severing several muscles. John Pryor, a ward boss, who was the cause of the riot during the spring etection a year ago, is also under ar rest. He Is supposed to have fired the shot that struck Blitz. Ml'RUAOA WILL GO HOME, Ills Saoceosor will be Uaxetted to the Vacancy When Accepted. Madrid, March 26. Spanish Minister to the United States Senor Muraga, ca bled his resignation to the Spanish government immediately on the forma tion of a new cabinet. The appoint ment of Scnor Dupuy De Lome as Senor Muraga's successor will be gazetted as soon as It Is known that the appoint ment receives the approval of the Uni ted States government VON DEB AU INSTATED OCT. Ills Wife Gets Alimony and an Absolute Divorce Decree. St Louis, Mo., March 26. Mrs. Anna Von Der Ahe, wife of the baseball magnate, was today granted an abso lute divorce by the circuit court, and Chris will have to pay her $3,150 ali mony In gross. The proceedings were conducted very quietly. Mr. Von Der Ahe was not In court having allowed a default to be taken. Mrs. Von Der Ahe charged Infidelity. Washington, March 26. Today's statement of the condition ot the treas ury shows: Available cash balance; $185,964,012; gold reserve. joo.iZT.SiS. IT FLASHED USE FOWDZK. , , j-Ire Destroys Chicago Clothing Hons , in Very Short Order. I , i Chicago, Maxoh 26. A Are which broke out In the basement of the Belt clothing house at the corner of Biat i and Qulncy streets today destroyed the entire contents of the establish ment above the second floor and lft only the walls of the building from that to the ground standing. Occurring at the busiest hour of the day with the store crowded with customers and em ployes and the flames running through the building like a train of powder, filling every nook and corner with the Smoke, it was remarkable that no on lost their lives. In attempting to escape from the building the following persons were injured: C. H. Smith, leg broken In Jumping from second Btory and bruised about the body. Dick Burns, elevator boy, sllghtiy burned about the face. Grace Mitchell, clerk, bruised by a fall and carried from the building. Helen Caeser, clerk In store adjoin ing the burning building, overcome by smoke. ' Samuel Cohn, salesman and John Dichel, the engineer, had a narrow escape from death. They were on the third floor of the building and did not hear the alarm when flrHt given. Both tried to get down stairs and were about to Jump, but the shouts of the crowd below warned them not to do so. It became too hot for them In the window and both men, grasping a sign which extended 'across the building just be low the third story windows, swung off and held on to the projection until they were taken down by the firemen. Charles Smith, another employe, was slightly injured by falling from the second story. The loss on the building was $16,000 and on the stock $150,000. The build ing was insurea ior jo,oto una iuv Biuc& ior tou.uuv. LATE NEWS UY WIRE. Items ot General Interest From All Over the Universe. Washington, March 26. The Detroit has arrived at Chemulpo, Corea, the Charleston at Che Foo, China, and the Monterey at San Francisco. Madrid, March 26. El Liberal says that the Cuban rebels do not exceed 3,000 In number, that only half of them are Philadelphia, March 26. John A. Ryder, professor of comparative embryology, at the University of Pennsylvania, died in this city today, aged 43 years. London, March 26. The Hon. Goorge Curzon, M. P., will sail for New York on April 1. His marriage to Miss Mary, Lleter will take place in Washington on April 20. Omaha, Neb., March 26. Colonel T. H. Stanton, assistant paymaster general, was tonight notified that he had been appoint ed paymaster general of the United States army. Minneapolis, March 26. The case of the state against Claus A. BMxt for the murder of Catharine Glng, was called In the district court today and reset for May U. Parkersburg, W. Va., March 26. Judge Jackson, In the United States court to day appointed A. H. Winchester perma nent receiver of the Holly River Lumber company. Montreal, Quebec, March 26. Ex-Warden Levlolette, of St. Vlncennes de Paul penitentiary, died today. It was he who subdued the great convict revolt eight years ago at the penitentiary. New Haven, Conn., March 26. J. J. Morgan, employed in the mechalnc de fiartmeH ot Yale scientific school, has nvented an apparatus by means of which the use of the mtfor. dynamo invented by Edison Is obviated. Copenhagen, March 26. Herr NoetTe. moll, editor of the Helndel, published at Benra, In Northern Schleawlg, has been arrested on the charge of treason in continually advocating the reunion of Northern Schlcswlg with Denmark. St. Louis, Mo., March 26. The Sunday Closing association scored another vic tory today after a great legal battle, In the conviction of Jacob Kurtz, who waa charged with selling whiskey on Sunday. The crusade Is to be pushed vigorously. Chicago, March 26. The ticsrthg of cases against the elevator eompaniea of Chicago on charges preferred by the board of trade, was after a short session post poned by the state railway and warehouse commission until April 4. No action was taken today. ( Saratoga, N. Y., March 26. Julius Bart lett of Fort Edwards, this evening mur dered Richard Jackson and terribly slash ed William Palmer. The latter will prob ably recover. Bartlett used a razor and almost uecapitatea Jackson. All are negroes. They got Into a quarrel while drunk. Bartlett was locked up. Kansas City, Mo., March 26. Attorney Elijah Robinson filed an attaochment suit for the National Bank of Commerce today against J .H. Bemls, Charles T. Bemls and William N. Bemls of the Bemls Lumber comnanv. The sum sued for Is $17,151, the amount of Judgments secured against the lumoer company oy lae ouiik some years ago. San Francisco, March 28. The United States grand Jury Hied a second indict ment aeulnst Collls P. Huntington, presi dent of the Southern Paclflo company. for violating the Interstate commerce law by Issuing a pass outside the state. It was hinted that a technicality might nu-llfv the first Indictment so an iron clad Indictment was filed today. Rockford, 111., March 28. The vault In the Bank of Mount Morris was blown oDen by dvnamite by burglara early this evening, wrecking the vault and fixtures. Nearly J 10,000 was in tne vault, out 11 is not believed that they secured any part of this. It Is known that they got away with several hundred dollars In silver. The robbers stole a team and escaped. The tern waa recovered. Newcastle, Pa., March 20. John Pala vant, a boarder nt the house of William Lewis, walked Into the collar with a lighted match, when nn exnloslon took place which wrecked the bouse and knock ed him Insensible. His clothing caught fire and he was fatally burned before being rescued by Lewis. Mrs. Lewis and three children were thrown to the floor by the force of the explosion and badly Injured. Berlin. March IB. Durlntr the discussion of the mannKemcnt of the Deutsch bank In the relchstag, Count von Mirbach and Count von Kardorf attacked the hostili ty of the governor of administration. Dr. Koch, to bimetallism. Dr. Koch re futed these attacks amid loud applause from the members of the left. A motion unon behalf of the Conservatives to discuss Count von Kaultz's Agrarian proposals tomorrow was ueieaieu by a vote of 149 to 56. Boston, March 28. The anual report of the Bell Telephone company shows the expenses of the company for the year to be 1.724,159.h7, and the net earn InKS 33,123,789.05. The surplus account Dec. 31, 1894, hsowed $2,151,011.61. The long distance company shows an Increase In gross earnings of 13.4 per cent, the amount for 1894. gross, being $1,011,981.82. Nashua, N. H., .March 28. The Nashua Savings bank closed its doors this after noon, an Injunction having been Issued against It on application of the bank commissioner. The principal reason ?;iven for taking the action la the very areo falling on In deposits. Nearly J3,a),00O are Involved. The offlcals claim they will be able to pay dollar for do' lar. TUEY WnoOPED THINGS CP. Several Cnlverslty ltoyn Reinstated Artel SOHponslon. Lawrence. Kan., March 26. Fifteen students of the university, suspended neveral weeks ago for participating In some class enthusiasm on tho event of the annual senior ball, were rein stated today, five days before the time was up. Miss Florence E. Parrott oj Clay Center received the appointment today as one of the senior class orator with 8. a Brown of Wichita, alternate Cincinnati. O.. March 28. William O Thomas, postmaster at Jaeksonboro, was Indicted today for robbing the malls.