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NINETEEN LIVES LOST
; WINONA. MO.
thirty Buildings Destroyed The Siorm
Came (7p In the Night and Swept
Away Everything In Its Path A Min
ister and Ills Family Perish.
Springfield, Mo., July 9. About 10
n'clock Friday night a terrible cloud
burst occurred on the mountains above
Winona, a sawmill town in Shannon
Bounty, on the Current river branch of
the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Mem
phis railroad, and the flood, gathering
in the valley in which Winona is si tu
tted, swept down in a mighty wall of
water, destroying thirty buildings,
itores and dwellings as though they
were cardboard and causing the deaths
of at least eleven persons, while eight
more are missing and there is little
loubt that these also perished.
Those positively known to be dead
ire as follows:
The Rev. G. W. Duncan, Mrs. O. W.
Duncan, Mattie Duncan, a small child,
Mrs. Crawford, married daughter of
the Rev. and Mrs. Duncan, Crawford
Bert, George Kevins, Mrs. Nevin3,
Norma Kevins, a little daughter of
Lloyd Wright, Maggie Cannon and
The bodies of Kev. G. W. Duncan,
his wife and daughter. Geortre Nevins.
bforma Nevins, and the Wright girl
were recovered, but the others have
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uub uueu iuuiiu. a siuauiiig rum pre
ceded by a stunning wind set in at 0
o'clock. While the wind closed the
rain increased intensely until at 10
o'clock it became a tumult. At 10:15
four feet of water was on the streets,
tn fifteen minutes more buildings
could no longer stand the strain and
began to careen and dissolve in the
waters. Vivid flashes of lightning
pierced the downpour which came
tike the falls of Niagara. Houses were
smashing and in the waters were hun
dreds of men, women and children.
When the torrent had in a degree
subsided, the men who hod seen to
their own families, turned their atten
tion to others, and by 3 o'clock in the
morning the worst was over. Those
Who had escaped the sweep of the de
vastation stood shivering without
clothing or without an opportunity to
dry themselves. When day dawned
there was nothing of their homes in
the town. There was no shelter, no
food, no clothing.
As soon as the destroyed teltsgraphio
communication was restored Mayor It.
F. Evans telegraphed to surrounding
towns for aid.
Bav. G. W. Duncan, who lost his life,
was pastor of the Winona circuit and
was but recently ordained. He was
formerly nn engineer on the Iron
Winona was the principal town In
Shannon county, both as to business
and population, having about 700 pop
ulation. The Current River railroad,
a branch of the Memphis route, runs
east and west through the county in
the Hutton valley, and surrounding
the town is a great pine lumber region.
OUTLAW SHOT DEAD.
Fierce Running llattle on the Streets of
Chicago: July 9. In Western des
perado style a man supposed to be
C. E. Cole assaulted and attempted to
rob D. C. McUloin, in his saloon at 64
Adams street, in the heart of the busi
ness district of Chicago last evening.
After seriously wounding McGloin the
thief escaped and made the most re
markuble race for liberty ever seen in
the streets of Chicago. After firing
into the mob that pursued him, and
seriously wounding three citizens, he
was run down and killed by Officer
Rosenthal, opposite the entrance of the
Auditorium hotel, on Congress street.
The dead: C. E. Colo.
The wounded: P. G. McGloin, saloon
keeper, three wounds in the head; will
II. M. Sternberg, shot in the abdo
men; token to St. Luke's hospital; will
Samuel Stone, shot in the right leg;
The Kansas Flax Crop.
Lkavenwoiitii, Kan., July 8. J. W.
Hirst, manager of the Leavenworth
Linseed Oil mills, who has traveled all
over the flux growing district of Kan
sas during the past thirty days, reports
that the acreage this year is about
150,000 acres between ten and twenty
per cent greater than that of last year.
In 1804 the yield was 1,043,000 bushels.
This year it will probably be close to
Wrecked by the Cashier.
Stuoeon, Mo., July 9. D. A. Mayer,
cashier of the Farmers' and Merchants'
bank of this city, was appointed re
ceiver for the Sturgeon Exchange
bank, which closed its doors last week
on account of $3,500 shortage in the 1
accounts of its cashier, W. II. Win
scott. Mr. Mayer will be required to
give ! bond of 850,000. He will assume
his nc v duties at once.
)ynamlto From a Preacher.
Tac ma, Wash., July 9. Mrs. Mat
tia Chf uibers of Centralia received an
lnferns. machine Saturday and her
father ileclares it was sent to her by
the V.cr. 11. F. Fuller, a Christian
church minister, who was jilted by her
about a year ago and was last heard of
at Rale gh, N. C.
Water In the Second Stories.
Sauna, Kan., July 9. Smoky Hill
baa overflowed its banks and on the
south aide extends nearly to the bluffs,
a distance of two miles. The water
.baa reached almost to the second story
of bouses near the river and people
have been taken from some of the
houses in aoats.
An Aeronaut Killed.
Milan, Mo., July 6. John Cunning
ham, an aeronaut, was instantly kiiled
at Wingan, in the eastern part of this
'county, yesterday evening. He had
made three successful ascensions dur
ing the day, but the fourth time, when
about 1,200 feet high, he cut loose and
the parachute failed to open, and his'
boq was mashed to a pulp.
OVER A BRIDGE.
An Electrlo Car Falls Thirty Feet and Is
Smashed to Pieces.
East Liverpool, Ohio, July 9. An
electricstreetcar.running between this
city and Wellsville, plunged over
bridge into a run, falling thirty feet.
The car was smashed and it is miracu
lous that any of the passengers escaped
alive. As it was, only James tlamu
ton, the motorman, was killed, and he
met death at his post, after doing all
he could to stop tbe car. Jbleven
others were seriously injured, some of
whom will die.
The passengers were crushed and
jammed into the wreck of the car and
had not rescuers quickly arrived, some
of them would have been drowned, as
the run was dammed and the water
rose rapidly about the wreclcage.
Nearly Three Hundred Men
Battle With Spanish Troops.
Havana, July 9. A severe engage
ment has taken place between the
Spanish troops, under the command
of Major Azuar and Rabi, the insur
gent leader, at the bead of a large
force. Two hundred and eighty of the
latter were killed.
News of another defeat of the ln
siirgents has reached here from Bella'
montas, in the province of Santa
Clara, the insurgents leaving many
dead and wounded on the Held. On
the side of the troops only three men
were Killed and lour wounded
Murder Roveals Itself.
St. Joseph, Mo., July 9. Will
Walker, whose remains were found
strewn along the railroad tracks for a
distance of four miles Saturday, was
not killed by the train, as first sup
posed, but was murdered and the
body put on the rails to hide the evl
deuces of crime. In Walker's hat were
a number of cuts and the coroner's
jury rendered a verdict that he came
to his death at tbe hands of Dersons
unknown, his body afterward being
piacea on me iracK.
Young Girl Murdered.
Mabshall, Ind., July 9. The 17-year-old
daughter of Daniel Shanks, a
farmer living seven miles east of this
placo, was murdered last Saturday
night. She failed to return home that
night, and yesterday morning her
brother went in search of her and
found her dead body in a pool of water
in the woods not far from the house.
Suspicion rests upon a neighbor, a
married man, and the brother of the
dead girl went to his house, called him
out and shot at him, missing him, how
ever. The excitement ia intense in
Kansas and Nebraska Crops.
Omaiia, Nob., July 9. In Western
and Eastern Kansas and Southern Ne
braska the small grain is now being
cut. The railroad people see in this
fact hundreds of cars of freight and
the beginning of good times again.
Traveling freight agents of local roads
say that there will be more grain
handled this year by the Nebraska
roads than has been handled before
for threo or four yerfs, and that the
crop of corn alone will be prodigious.
Small grain will also be much heavier
than for many previous years.
Chinch Bugs Make a Sweep,
Nashville, Tenn., July 9. Swarms
of cliineh bugs are doing great damnge
to crops in Williamson, Rutherford
and Davidson counties, in some locali
ties having made a clean sweep. The
state commission of agriculture has
had its experts making investigations
and it has been decided that infected
bugs brought from Kansas and Illinois
will bo used to spread disease among
the destroyers of the crop. This is the
first time the use of infected bugs has
ever been made in the state.
Struck by Lightning on a Road.
Butler, Mo., July C As James F.
Arbuckle was returning home from
the celebration at this place he was
killed by lightning. His brother im
mediately started for Adrian, some
four miles west of this place, for help
and on the way as he was crossing a
bridge it was swept from under hiiq
and he came near being drowned.
Ten Lives Lost.
Ciiicaoo, July 9. At least ten per
sons were drowned and incalculable
damage was done by a storm which
swept over this city and suburban re
sorts north of here yesterday after
noon. Six of the dead perished at
Lake Geneva, Wis., and the other foui
lost their lives in Lake Michigan.
Lust of st Bad Family.
Paint Lick, Ky., July 9. William
Hist, the most notorious resident ol
this section of Kentucky, was shot and
instantly killed here in a quarrel by
Speed Nunn. The killing of Besi
wipes out the last of a family of out
laws who have been the terrors of thbj
section for many years.
In a Banana Cart.
Omaha, Neb., July 9. The polic
have discovered the manner in whici
the body of John Seljan was takei
from the room in which he was butch
ered last week to the river. Three ol
the murderers carried the body
through town in a banana cart.
Appointed Another Receiver.
ToPEKA,Kan.,July 9 United Statei
Judge Foster removed E. B. Purcell
of Manhattan, as receiver of the E. B.
Purcell Mercantile company, and ap
pointed F. L. Waggencr of Topeka, tc
be his successor. Waggener gave i
bond in the sum of 810,000.
A Territory Lawyer Appointed.
Washington, July 6 The president
has appointed William J. llorton of
the Indian territory to be attorney fo
the United Stltes for the central dis
trict of the Indian territory.
Pullman Wages Advanced.
Chicago, July 8. The Pullman Pal
ace Car company has advanced the
wages of the employes at the Pullman
shops ten per cent, the advance affect f
ing about ,000 people.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
A Missouri Editor Kills His Wife and
Child and Himself.
Kingston, Mo., July 6. S. A. Field,
until recently editor and proprietor of
the Post at Polo, in Caldwell county,
murdered his wife and Infant daugh
ter and committed suicide at Mead-
ville, Mo., yesterday afternoon.
Field and his family were visiting
at the residence of his father-in-law
near Meadville,when he asked
his wife to go into the gardan
Dactc ol the house to talk, she ac
companied him, taking along their
little girl, about 3 years of aire,
When they reached the garden Field
cut the throats of his wife and child
with a razor, killing them instantly,
and then ended his own miserable
life in the same manner. The doad
bodies were found by a member of his
father-in-law s family and $230 were
found in Field s pocket.
WHITE CAPPERS JAILED
Twenty Farmers of Kingfisher County,
Oklahoma, Tuken In.
Wichita, Kan., July 9. Twenty
farmers of Kingfisher county, Oklaho
ma, were arrested at Hennessey for
whitecappmg John Flynn, an uncle of
Delegate Dennis l'lynnof Oklahoma.
IIo took a lot of land about six months
ago that the farmers were using for
grazing purposes, and since then he
has been in bad odor with them. Last
Thursday Mrs. Flynn and a neighbor
named airs, Maxwea had a row over
the matter, which so intensified the
bad feeling that the neighbors went
to rlynn s house, drove oil his stock,
pulled down his fences, broke his
furniture and ordered him to leave the
Kansas City's Second Dry Sunday.
Kansas Citt, Mo., July 8. Kansas
City has passed through its second dry
bunctay. Hie police commissioners
orders were obeyed practically to the
letter. Hut one arrest was made, that
of Val Waggoner in the West bottoms.
The saloonkeepers probably to a man
Closed promptly at 13 o'clock Satur
day night. There were a few com
plaints that some of the saloons were
open shortly after midnight, but none
oi these could be substantiated.
Held Under Water by Her Hair.
Butler, Mo., July C While return
ing from the celebration of the Fourth
here with his family, John Craig drove
into a branch. The wagon was turned
over and the horses were washed off.
traig succeeded in landing his two
children and returned for his wife, but
lound her lodged against a barbed wire
fence under water, her hair tightly en
tangled about the wire. Before he
could extricate her she was dead. She
was an aunt of Professor Deerwister of
the Warrensburg state normal school.
A Congressman's Son's Crime.
Owingsvii.i.b, Ky., July 9. John,
younger son of Congressman John D.
Young, in altercation with his cousin.
Pliny iassott, Saturday night, cut
Fassett's throat, severing the iutrular
.cm nuu vauaiu- uis ueata in a lew
minutes. Young was arrested, 'lhe
tragedy has caused great excitement.
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owing to the prominence of the par
Killed His Brother-ln-Law.
Denison, Texas, July 9. Charles
Koch, a young man of this county, was
shot and Instantly killed at Sherman,
ten miles south of here, by W. R.
Jaines, his brother-in-law. Trouble
arose over Jaines beating his wife,
Koch's sister. The trouble occurred
at the court house. Both men are
The StlllrreU Reward Off.
nANNiBAL, Mo., July 6. R. H. Still
well has withdrawn the reward of $10,
000 offered by him for the murderer or
murderers of his father, Amos J. Still
well. His action has created a sensa
tion and revived the story of the
tragedy that was enacted on" the night
of December 31, 1888, when the wealthy
pork packer was killed in his own
Senator Vest Oft for Europe.
Sepai.ia, Mo., July 3. Senator
George G. Vest left last night for' Eu
rope and will spend the summer at
Carlsbad, Germany. The senator has
been in poor health the past two years
and hopes the waters of tho celebrated
springs will be beneficial to him.
Kissed Ills Wife and Shot Her.
Springfield, 111., July 6. George
Lawson, proprietor of the White Rib
bon hotel, went to tho kitchen where
his wife was preparing a meal, kissed
her and then shot her through the
body. Then he killed himself.
Teachers at Denver.
Denver, Col., July 9. During the
past twenty-four hours there has been
a great rush of incoming delegates and
visitors to the National Educational as
sociation convention. It was estimated
that 11,000 visitors had arrived at noon
to-day and that the total number who
will be present will exceed 14,000.
Oklahoma's Asylum Damaged.
Perrt, Ok., July 8. rart of the Ok
lahoma asylum for the insane was
blown down last night during a wind,
rain and hail storm. Fortunately, the
part was not occupied, and no one waj
Ten Thousand Acres Hall Swept.
Minneapolis, Minn., Julys. Spe
cial advices to the Journal from Cando
and Forman, N. D., report heavy hail
storms this morning. The former was
six miles wide and twenty long. The
storm laid low 10,000 acres of grain.
Killed His Family and Himself.
Chicago, Juno 8. Frederick Hell
man, a well-to-do mason contractor,
murdered his wife and four children
Thursday night and then killed him
self by turning on the gas.
Three of m Family Killed.
Birmingham, Ala., July 6. At Louis
ville, Ala., lightning killed Postmas'ter
une 8U" lveH
Edward Bryan and his wife and baby
FIYE PEOPLE KILLED.
DEADLY TORNADO AT BAX
TER SPRINGS, KAN.
Three of One Family Killed Twenty
Others Severely Injured Nearly Every
Building Demolished or Damaged by
the Fury of the Storm.
Fobt Scott, Kan., July 8. A tor
nado accompanied by a violent rain
storm, which was as destructive as a
waterspout, swept through the heart
of Baxter Springs Friday night.deraol
ishing residences, stores and churches,
killing five persons and injuring
twenty more, several probably fatally,
The dead are;
Mrs. Websteb, her 4-year-old daugh
ter and her mother.
Neal's mother and A. H. Hanbuck
were fatally injured, and several
others may die.
The storm struck tho town about 6
o'clock and continued for two hours.
It was not anticipated and no prepara
tions had been made to resist it. When
it had abated and the work of rescue
was begun, a dozen homeless families
were found on the streets or in the
ruins of their homes.
Mrs. Webster and her mother and
daughter were found in their wrecked
Hibbs was killed in his house.
The Baptist, Methodist and Christian
churches were all wrecked. Cooper &
Hodgkirk's brick store building, the
best structure in town, was almost de
molished, one wall and rear end beincr
blown in, destroying the stock of dry
goods. Nearly every other building in
the town was destroyed or badly dam
Iwenty-seven box cars were blown
from the Kansas City, Fort Scott and
Memphis track and the freight and
passenger depots were almost demol
ished and much damage resulted.
In shaft 4J of the Kansas and Texas
Coal company at Weir City, where
many miners were engaged, the water
rushed in with such rapidity that the
miners barely escaped with their lives.
Every mule in the shaft was drowned.
the creeks were swoolen bevond
their banks within a few hours and
fuller reports from the country round
about cannot but bring news of loss of
life and property from the combined
forces of wind and water.
The Memphis railroad's wrecklncr
train and bridge crews were called
from this city this morning to repair
its depots at various points and small
washouts which will not interfere
Suicide With a Hammer.
St. James, Minn., July 9. One of
the most horrible tragedies ever en
acted in this county occurred here yes
terday. George P. Johnson, clerk of
the court of Watonawan county and
prominent in state politics, committed
suicide by pounding his brains out
with a clawhammer. After beating
his head almost to a pulp he finished
his awful work by clawing his head
to pieces with the opposite side of the
hammer. Mr. Johnson was com
mitted to the asylum about a year ago.
Terrific Rain at Peabody.
Peabodv, Kan., July 9. A terrible
rain and wind storm visited this town
and vicinity yesterday. Much dam
age to barns, windmills and crops by
tne wind is reported. Tne streams are
higher than they have been for ten
years, lhe Doyal rose about eight
feet in three hours and many bridges
are in danger of being washed out.
About a foot of water stood about the
Santa Fe depot and part way np the
main street. Many cellars are over
flowed. Many Troops for Cuba.
Havana, July 8. During the pres
ent month reinforcements of 10,000
men will leave Spain for Cuba, and
during October and tho early part of
November additional reinforcements to
the number of 00,000 troops will be
sent from Spain to Cuba. All the
steamers of the different Spanish lines
will be chartered by the government
in order to send troops here.
No Ban on the G. A. R.
St. Louis, Mo., July 9. Archbishop
Kain has made a decision that re
moves the ban placed by some priests
on Grand Army funerals. Under his
ruling, members of the G. A. R. at
tending funerals may enter the church
wearing their uniforms and insignia,
and may conduct funerals in accord
ance with their ritual in Catholic
Peat Bog Swamp on Fire.
Kokomo, Ind., July 9. In Howard
township a peat bog swamp contain
ing 3,500 acres, known as "Five Mile
Slough," is on fire and has been burn
ing heveral days. The bog is six feet
deep. The fire can not be extinguished
by ordinary means. Many fences In
the vicinity have been burned up.
Run Down by a Train.
St. Paul, Kan., July 9. 0. Morris
Glynn, aged about 47 years, a section
hand for the Missouri, Kansas and
Texas was instantly killed three miles
west of this place. He and two com
panions were returning home on a
handcar when overtaken and run down
by a train. The other two escaped
Six Lost In a Steamboat Wreck.
Memphis, Tenn., July 8. The Mem
phis and Ashport packet Lady Lee
sank last night at the head of Island
Forty, and Harry Robinson the baker,
Peter Watson the barber, a negro
roustabout named Ady and three ne
gro deck passengers were lost.
Arbitration for France.
Pabis, July 9. The chamber of dep
uties te-day adopted a motion that the
government negotiate as soon as pos
sible with the United States for the
conclusion of a permanent treaty cf
A Boy Drowned at a Picnic.
St. Joseph, Ma, July 6. Herbert
Chadwick, the 17-year-old son of a car
penter, was drowned yesterday in the
One-Hundred-and-Two river, while
bathing with some companions.
Midsummer Reports Show a General Ad
vance in Prices Crop Prospects.
New York, July a. E. G. Dun &
Co. 's Weekly Review of Trade, says:
The midsummer reports from all com
mercial centers are of especial inter
est, covering the questions on which
the future of business depends. They
indicate distinctly better crop pros
pects than other official or commercial
accounts, a marked increase in retail
distribution of products, an active de
mand for goods, and a general enlarge
ment of the working force with some
advance in the wages of more than
nan a minion Hands. At the same
time thev show that tho raniri advnnnn
in prices has somewhat checked the
buvinff of a few classes of nrodimfa In
some parts of the country, the outlook
ior ian. trade is considered bright.
There were 6,050 commercial failures
in the first half of 1895, against 7,039
in the first half of 1894, and 5,401 in
the first half of 1893. These commer
cial failures involved liabilities of $88,
839.944. this vear. against 10l.73!).3n
last year. The details show a decrease
in every class of failures in the second,
compared with the first quarter of 1895,
both in number and magnitude, and
defaulting liabilities averaging $34,
against $40 for every firm in business,
and $3.04, against $4.03 for every $1,000
A Mother in Contempt,
Chicago, July 9. Mrs. Lizzie Cottier
of Washington, was to-day sentenced
to six months in jail for contempt of
court in reiusmg to disclose the where-
uuouts oi ner daughter Florence.
Ah Ex-Governor a Suicide.
San Luis Obispo, Cal., July 8. Ex-
Governor E. A. Stevenson, of Idaho,
committed suicide yesterday at Paraiso
isprings, a health resort near here.
fever has reached Tampa,
Anthrax prevails among Colorado
Extensive forest fires are raging in
Oklahoma City is making war on the
The supply of natural gas in In
diana is giving out.
Russia s iron output was about
1,500,000 tons last year.
Wholesale liquor dealers of the West
have formed a new trust.
Mrs. Thomas Stewart was killed by
a fiery horso at Perry, Ok.
Oladstone has written a letter of
farewell to his constituents.
The southern half of Arkansas has
had too much rain for crops.
The Cleveland City Forge company
has advanced wages ten per cent.
Mrs. Pearl Craigie (John Oliver
Hobbs) has been granted a divorce.
Clem Sherman, a negro preacher,
murdered his wife jn Lee county, Ala
bama. The Brazilian rebels are tired of
fighting and peace will soon reign
Denver's Industrial and Mining es"
position has been indefinitely post
The Ecuadoran forces under Bishop
Schumaker at Calcota were defeated by
The Brazilian congress has ordered
that public services be held for Peixoto
and Da Gama.
A mistrial was entered in the case
against the New Orleans cotton screw
men, charged with murder.
Pittsburg erected a $12,000 monument
to E. M. Bigelow, tho founder of its
parlt system. He is the third man ia
the country to be honored by a monu
ment while still alive.
A protest against firing Governor
Hughes of Arizona has been made by
the Press Associat on of tho territory.
All the A. P. A. policemen on the
Omaha force have been dismissed by
the now chief.
Allen Martin was assassinated in
Calhoun county, Arkansas, by a negro.
The Indian teachers' convention at
Sioux City decided against teaching
pupils to dance.
The exact amount of the Chinese in
demnity to Japan is 288,800,000 Mex
ican silver dollars.
Colonel J. 11. Gilpatrick of Leaven
worth has started to Europe to investi
gate ex-Consul Waller's case.
Statistics show that the transporta
tion companies' margin of profit is be
coming smaller every year.
Mother St. Gabriel, founder of the
convent of the Incarnate ward in
Houston, Texas, died at Galveston,
A. M. Green and son, Kimball, were
acquitted at Steelville, Mo., of the
charge of murdering David Hilder
brand. The Leader, one of Chicago's big
gest department stores, has assigned.
Ira N. Holmes, a pioneer settler of
Winfield, Kan., died at an advanced
age. Ho had been in business there
almost since the city was founded.
The house of W. A. Rucker, three
miles north of Winfield, Kan., was
burned with all its contents. All the
occupants were absent. The loss was
Alabama Populists have issued a
call for a meeting of the state com
mittee to discuss the advisability of
fusing with the Republicans in the
Theodore Puckett, a negro, who was
arrested for a number of robberies,
was taken from the oflicers while on
the way to jail at Jackson, Miss., and
hanged to a tree.
Asa Smith, son of A. D. Smith of
Cherry vale, Kan., was riding a race
horse when the animal became fright
ened and ran against a tree, crushing
the boy's head to a jelly.
J. R. Dodd, treasurer of Topeka di
vision of tho Order of Railway Con
ductors, has been missing three weeks
and is said to be, 8400 short.
Public Printer Benedict is preparing
to make half a million dollars worth of
improvements in the government print
At Scranton, Pa., the Boies Steel Car
works, employing'200 men, advanced
wages 10 per cent, to go into effect
from July 1. The works are crowded
with orders. t
' LATE NEWS NOTES.
Scotia, Cal., suffered a $500,000 fire.
A new counterfeit $5 certificate is ia
Daniel Manning is to be the name of
one of the new revenue cutters.
T. W. N. Yost, inventor of the type
writer, has gone daft on spiritualism.
Five Fort Scott boys were water
bound on an island for two days and
Oswego, N. Y., reports a $100,000
fire, and a Mrs. Bond, aged 60, burned
May King, a chambermaid In the
Burlington block, Denver, was fatally
burned by gasoline.
The gasoline stove is responsible for
the death at Chicago of Mrs. W. C. Bar
tel and her sister Miss Ora King.
At Columbus, Iowa, Robert Brown
shot his wife and killed himself
through jealousy after a month's mar
At Los Angeles, Cal., Rev. H. Ed
ward Howland has been convicted of
perjury and sentenced to two years in
Kate Connell, aged 24, of Pittston,
Pa., fired at some sparrows and killed
old Mrs. Kelley. Miss Connell is nearly
An electric car loaded with passen
gers was wrecked by an Erie freight
at Niles, Ohio. Frank Wilson was
killed and many injured.
Frank Rose, alias Fox, a smooth
burglar wanted in one-half the states
of the union, has been arrested n t St. .
Miss Ccllene Gray of Guthrie, Ok.,
has been aDnointed united States com
missioner, the first woman who has
received that honor.
Jennie Stevens of Metcalf, who was
irrested in the territory for selling
whisky to Indians, is about 17 years
old, dresses in men's clothes and
shews tobacco like a trooper.
Richard Dudley, a coal miner, aged
31, went asleep on the edge of the
Panama depot platform and a Missouri
Pacific freight made it an eternal
sleep for him.
A gang of smooth piano swindlers is
it work in Southern Iowa. J. A.
1'homas of Union county gave a re
jeipt for a piano left at his house and
it turned up as a $500 note.
Francis Clark, Queen Victoria's ner-
lonal attendant, is dead.
The outlook for the Liberals at the
coming British elections is not good.
There were 305 lives lost in accidents
to American steam vessels last year.
Great damage was done in and
iroundFine Bluff, Ark., by a cyclone.
Linn Creek, Mo., was Bubmercred and
til the residents were forced to leave.
In a shooting in a saloon at St. Jo
seph, Mo., an officer and a bystander
Assistant Secretary of State Sims
has gone to Mississippi to look after
Two vessels from South America
were quarantined at New York. Yel
low fever was suspected.
Banker Gibson, just returned to
New York from Europe, 6ays bimetal
lic sentiment is growing rapidly there.
C. R. Brinton, once editor of the Ad
vance at Alton, 111., and wanted in
that city, has been arrested at Colo
rado. Delegates to the International Rail
way congress spent a day at Windsor
Castle and were presented to the
Secretary Morton has gone to Mas
sachusetts, it is said, to get Secretary
Carlisle to make some speeches in
The traffic officials of Western roads
declare that the prospects for satis
factory business are brighter now than
they have been since 1892.
In spite of many recent improve
ments, it is not believed that the limit
of speed has been reached, by any
means on American railways.
Private advices from Honolulu state
that Queen Liliuokalani is plotting to
marry a Japanese count, with a view
of thereby forming an alliance with
borne of the W estern railroads have
discovered a novel use for corncobs.
They are employed, after having been
subjected to a chemical and mechani
cal process, for lighting locomotive
Danny Needham, the welterweight
fighter, knocked out Tom Casey, a New
Orleans middleweight, on a barge an
chored five or six miles down the
river from St. Louis. It took him but .
Henry Irving has declined to become
a candidate for parliament.
Kin? Oscar of Sweden kissed Em
peror William of Germany twice on
the latter's visit to Stockholm.
The new revenue cutter for the great
lakes is to be named Walter Q. Gres
ham. The Young-Townsend-Frazier Dry
Goods company of St. Joseph has
assigned. Liabilities $50,000; assets
Lewis Tcdrow, 15 years old, of Flor
ence, Kan., was frightfully mangled
by the explosion of a dynamite cart
ridge, lie will die.
M. A. Householder has resigned as
trustee of the Kansas State Board of
The Vernon county, Mo., Democratic
central committee has declared for a
silver state convention.
Acting Governor Low has pardoned
A. G. Millkan, sentenced to the peni
tentiary six months ago for two years,
for having embezzled $5,000 of Guth
rie's city funds while city clerk.
Lieutenant-Colonel James Kenton
Twenty-third infantry, died suddenly
at Ringgold barracks, Texas.
The secretary of war has named Fort
Riley as a military prison.
Western railroads find that it is im
possible to comply with the new safety
equipment law within the time allowed,
and they wiH ask for an extension.
The jury in the case of Pugilist
Fitzsimmons, charged with man
slaughter for the killing of Con Rior
dan, returned a verdict of not guilty.
Fred Maar of Kansas City, Ma,
broke into the house of his wife from
whom he was separated, entered her
bed chamber, bound and gagged her,
searched for their marriage certificate,
and failing to find it, stole her purse
containing a few dollars and made his