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lots IS Ul' UXJ 1 XJit L-iiUAi.. "THE HORR-HARVEY DIS CUSSION CLOSED. The Feasibility of Uncle Sam Adopting Free Coinage of Silver at 16 to 1, Without International Agreement De bated on the Last Day. Chicago, July 30. The last day of the Harvey-Horr silver siege opened yesterday afternoon. The day's at tacka were directed at the question of the feasibility of independent action by the United States on the remone tization of silver and Its free and un limited coinage at a ratio of 10 to 1 with gold, regardless of the action of other nations. Mr. Flarvey argued for such action, Mr. Iiorr against it. Mr. Horr declared it was useless to try to fix the relative value of any two substances by legislation. Suppose congress should try to fix the relative value of a bushel of wheat and a bushel of oats. As soon as one of them had a large crop, up would go the ratio, and legislation by the nations of the whole world would not maintain the ratio any more than it would make water run up hill. The law of gravity would stand in the way; it was so in the matter of the ratio between Silver and gold. Tho law of supply and de mand stepped in there, and the history of the world shows that it is impossi ble to maintain a fixed ratio between the precious metals. Mr. Harvey then took up the ques tion as to what is becoming of the sil ver being produced at present. He first quoted statements by authorities that the increase of the use of the metals in the arts had grown so large there was always a ridiculously small supply in Europe and there was a de mand for practically all of the articles the United States produced. Proceed ing, Mr. Harvey said that gold was ir regularly produced and was hoarded by the few rich. Silver, on the con trary, when more valuable than gold, was hoarded by the mass of the peo ple, thereby conferring a general ben efit. It was for this reason that silver had been a more stable metal in the past than gold. Mr. Horr said that Mr. Harvey had the unfortunate habit of comparing things which had no relation. That was the matter with his cube argu ment on gold and silver. The cubio space which they would occupy had nothing to do with their value. Re suming his argument and referring to Mr. Harvey's statement that tho re monetization of silver would reduce debts by one-half, Mr. Iloir said that by far the largest part of the debts in the United States was less than one year old. The old time debts were those of large corporations. The next time debts were contracted under the existing gold basis, and to reduce them one-half would be to re pudiate that one-half. He declared that cheap money could not be sub stituted for good money without in juring the mass of the people. The people who would profit by such a change would not be the rich, but the moneychangers. Mr. Horr then pro ceeded to enumerate the classes of people who work for their living, argu ing that they would be injured by cheap money. Mr. Harvey returned to his cube ar gument, declaring it was a valuable object lesson. It showed that tho Kothschilds could corner the gold of the world in their vaults. Resuming his argument Mr. Harvey said the gold advocates feared that debts contracted in gold would be paid in silver, and the man who had stipulated to pay gold would have to buy it at a pre mium. This was fallacious. As soon as silver was remonetized no man could stipulate for payment in gold; the demand for gold would decrease at the same time the demand .for silver would increase, and soon -the difference between the metals would bo wiped out. Soon the pur chaser would be able to get more in gold for what he had to sell than now. He declared that it was not the stamp on the coin which gave it the value, but the making of new use and new demand for it. If, at the next gen eral election, a bimetallic congress should be elected, the Rubicon would be passed the next day. Silver would at once begin to appreciate and gold te depreciate. And they would be at parity before the meeting of congress, and as the greenback dollar became equal in value to the gold dollar be fore the resumption act came into .force. Mr. Horr declared the trouble was rthat with free silver coinage gold would leave the' country and our busi ness would be on a busis different from the rest of the world. He argued there was enough gold in the world for the transaction of legitimate busi ness and the annual output of the mines of the world was large enough to meet the increase of the world's business. Mr. Harvey declared he was in favor of independent action by this govern ment because it would right a great wrong; because its continuance would be injurious; because the nation should be independent of Europe; because we should be free from tribute-paying to Great Britain; because our power is sufficient to compel Europe to come to our standard in order to do business with us. International balances were settled by weight anyhow. There was no such thing as international money. The debate then closed by Mr. Horr prestnting Mr. Harvey with two coins of two different metals because Mr. Harvey was a bimetallism The debat ers then thanked each other for the courteous treatment shown by both and the debate came to an end. For Daisy Threlkeld's Murder. Houston, Texas, July 30. Henry Fox, jr., son of a wealthy banker and well known man about town, who was soon to have been married to a leading young society woman, is under arrest here charged with the murder of Daisy Threlkeld, formerly of Kansas City.who died suddenly the night of June 15, after she had been out riding with Fox and Mrs. A. II. Foster. Fox and Mrs. Foster declared that she had been taken sick in the carriage. The last step in the retirement of Archbishop Kendrick was taken at St. Louis when Judge Russell divested tho aged prelate from his property rights and cor-pyed them to Archbishop Kain. CONDITION OF TRADE. Business Outlook Continues to Be En couraging In Every Quarter. New York, July 27. B. O. Dun & Co.'a weekly review of trade says: It is not the season for the tide of busi ness to rise, but there is not perceived scarcely any shrinkage except that which will come naturally with mid summer heat. The volume of new business is small compared with reeent months, but large enough to encour age more openings of long closed works, and more advances in returns to labor. Important strikes show that the advance is not enough for some, but the strikers seem not more threat ening than a week ago. Accounts of shrinkage In the yield of wheat come from both Pacific states and from the Dakotas. It would be a strange and nnnatural July without such reports, and yet they have weight enough this year to lead even the most experienced to reduce somewhat their estimate of yield, while the price has advanced three and one-fourth cents. . Light Western receipts for the week were not a third of last year's, and for four weeks only 5,30(1,003 bushels, against 11,063,619 bushels last year, strengthen adverse reports, because the price a year ago was about 20 cents lower than it is now. The West ern movement largely depends on the export demand, which is phenomin ally light, Atlantic shipments for the week having been flour in cludedonly 071,501 bushels, against 3,818,990 last year, and for four weeks only 3,500,589, against 9,865,723 last year. Corn advanced 1 cent with wheat, but has since lost all of the gain. Cotton has remained unchanged at 7 cents, although the latest reports favor larger estimates of the yield, a circular by Neili going much beyond other figures. WESTERN CROPS. Trafuo Managers Declare They Will Keep the Roads Busy Twelve Months. Kansas City, Mo.. July 39. Trade managers of the Western roads are busily engaged these days in estimat ing the prospective size of the forth coming corn crop. It is believed by them that from information they have a conservative estimate is to give the states of Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas 800,000,000 bushels. Of this amount 800,000,000 is credited to Kansas, 225, 000,000 to Nebraska and the balance to Iowa. This is of corn alone, leaving as much other cereals to be moved to market. The amount of trattlo which is looming into sight will certainly keep the roads busy for at least twelve months to come so traffic men figure SILVER MEN CHOSEN. Sound Money Democrats Make No Effort to Capture Delegations. St. Louis, Mo., July 29. Free silver men had everything their own way In the primaries to elect delegates to the Democratic state convention at Pertle Springs, August tt, In twenty-seven of the twenty-eight wards in the slXy friends oi the single gold standard laid down and allowed 16 to 1 Demo crats to walk away with the delega tions. Democratic conventions were held in a number of the counties of Missouri and delegates elected to the Pertle Springs convention. In no case, so fur as reported, was there a contest made by the gold men. Silver men were in every case chosen. ABUSED BY WH1TECAPS. Poor Masked Men Tar and Feather a Bap tist Minister. Westmoreland. Kan., July 29. At 11 o'clock last night four masked men took Rev. T. S. Rooks, the Baptist minister of this place, from his home, five miles in the country, and tarred and feathered him. They kicked and beat him in a brutal manner, and he is lying at a farmer's house outside tho town in a critical condition. Mrs. Rooks went along with her husband and says she knows the White Caps. She will swear out warrants for them. Excitemeut over the affair runs high. He was accused of trying to assault a young woman. Helped Out By the Syndicate. New York, July 30. Itisannounced that on Friday last the government bond syndicate deposited with the sub treasury 82,000,000 in gold in exchange for legal tenders. This was done for the purpose of making good to the treasury the amouut of gold with drawn by various persons for shipments to Europe and other places during the month. This deposit brings the gov ernment gold balance up to the high est point reached since the syndicate has completed its payments on account of bonds. Assassinated In the Pulpit. Mitchell Station, Ala., July 30 Services were being conducted in 8 ne gro church near here Sunday, when the report of a pistoi rang out and the preacher, Eli Williams, fell dead in his pulpit, a ball having entered his heart. The assassin is believed to have stood outside the church building at the time he fired. His identity is not known. Swing and Pleasant McKee, two negroes, who were standing out side wore arrested. They were simply held as witnesses, however. More Feople for Missouri. Seda.ua, Mo., July 30. A movement has been inaugurated here to make the "Missouri on Wheels" project a permanent institution, with a view oi increasing the wealth and population of the state 25 per cent by 1900. The proposition is to secure 100,000 Miss sourians to contribute SI each per annum for the purpose of attracting capital nnu immigration to .Missouri. In furtherance of the scheme, a con vention will be held late this fall to pe rfect a state organization. A Woman Horsethlef Caught. Jor-Lix, Mo., July 29. A few days ago a strange woman came here with a team and buggy and offered them for sale. She was arrested on suspi cion of horse stealing. Yesterday tel egrams from Caldwell, Kan., described a woman and team closely correspond ing with these and requested that she be arrested. The authorities of Cald- nn WAH Ul J nl I - . net, ici uukiucu iuu m uuiuer im OA pected here this evening. NEWS NOTES. Four thousand men are on a strike at Prezmyst, Gallcia. Ex-President Harrison made a patri otic speech at a flag-pole raising at Old Forge, N. Y. Lucius Lusk Stone, United States marshal for the southern district of In dian territory, is dead. The empress of Germany has not re covered from the sickness caused by her exertions at Kiel. An attempt will be made to estab lish a line of steamphips between New Orleans and Califoruia. The North Canadian river is ont of its banks, and has flooded El Reno valley several feet deep. The St.- Louis Democratic prlmariea resulted in the election of a full dele gation of free silver men. J. W. Reinhart, formerly of the Santa Fc, has accepted the presidency of the Chesapeake and Western railroad. Louisiana sugar planters are trying to secure a reversal of Comptroller Howler's order in the bounty case. Statistics indicate that this year's production of gold will be greater by several millions than that of any former year. Governor Culberson of Texas has issued a proclamation prohibiting the Corbett-lVitzsimmona fight coming oft in that state. James C. Pilling, well-known throughout the country as an expert on Indian ' languages and mythology, died at Washington. Abe Rothschild, one of the most notorious diamond swindlers and con fidence men in the country, is locked up at Uuntsville, Mo. Judge A. C. Pattee of Salina, Kan., has purchased the Junction City Trib une, ex-Congressman Davis' paper. It will advocate Populist politics. Luther Mendenhall, the richest man in Duluth, and president of the First National bank, has been sued for divorce. The results o.f Democratic county conventions throughout Iowa, indicate a victory for the "sound money" forces. T. C. Clark, an insurance agent of Hiawatha, Kan., who had been insane for ten days, committed suicide by cut ting his throat and shooting himself. Charles Enlow, aged 20, is dead, and Charles Duflin, aged 18, is dying at Marietta, Ind., as the result "of a duel over a married woman. June 5 at Saratoga General O. How ard gave 8100 to the Congregational Home Missionary society to start a fund, which has now reached 813,600 Negro Whitecaps in Walton county, Georgia, are alleged to have whipped Sara Chandler, because he had money and put on airs like white people. Mnrfnn Miller An 7.n1n fnl rannli. man, fell asleep while his 6-year-old J-Vfll , - . 1 . . granacnuu was piaying wun maicnes. The child was fatally burned and the old man being accused of carelebsness, committed suicide. There is talk of calling a special ses sion of the Montana legislature to de feat the possible consolidation of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific, The store of the Newoka Trading company at Newoka, I. T., was looted by the Christian brothers and other outlaws. They got away with about 8300 worth of valuables. Felix Murray, a railway mail clerk running out of Omaha for thirteen years, has been arrested, charged with pilfering money irora the mails. U9 is alleged to have stolen 85,000. Rumors of rebellion in Bulgaria ara rife. Veterans will draw no color line at the Louisville encampment. An oil well in Los Angeles is "gush ing" 800 barrels of oil per day. Dr. Reasoner of Morrisonville, 111, was murdered by Dr. Entrican. The government is preparing a good display for the Cotton States exposi tion at Atlanta. Senator CafTery says that creditors of the planters will suffer if the sugar bounty is not paid. There are already several applicants for the position of register of the land office at Woodward, Ok. Ex Treasurer Woodruff of Arkansas has been released on bond. The National Prohibition camp meeting opened at Oakland park, De catur, III. The contests in the firemen's tour nament at Decatur, III, attracted 10,000 people. "Sound money" candidates in Ken tucky declare they will vote for Sen ator ISlackburu. Five Arkansas convicts made a break for liberty, and one was killed and an other wounded. Officials at Rome say that war with Abyssinia has been decided upon. The bimetallists of London are de lighted over the result of the general election. The Nebraska supreme court will bo called upon to untangle the Omaha A. P. A. and police and fireboard muddle, which threatens Omaha with two police and fire departments. Internal revenue receipts for the year ending June 30," 1895, were 8143, 245,077.73 a decrease of 83,023,471 as compared with 1894. It is proposed to build an electrio line from Lebanon, Ma, to a connec tion with the Missouri Pacific at Bag nell, a distance of thirty-five miles. The people of Ponca City, Ok. , havs voted 816,000 in bonds to finish a high school building. The vote stood 254 to 94. The free traders have carried the elections in New South Wales, Austra lia, and the government has been sus tained. Dr. Benjamin S. Mackey, a surgeon of the United States navy on waiting orders, committed suicide in Philadel phia by shoting himself. United States Consul General Vif quain has cabled from Panama that the authorities there can hold the Panama railroad strikers in check and no warship will be sent there at pres ent. Nettie Edwards, a pretty girl 15 years of age, was arrested at St. Joseph, Mo. She eloped from her home in Pacific Junction with a railroad brakeman named Brown. The man escaped. Walter T. Swain, one of Peary's , Arctic exploring party, is charged with numerous small f.rgeries in Chisago. THE TAYLOR TRIAL. EVIDENCE INTRODUCED BY THE DEFENDANTS, Relations of the Accused Tell of the Whereabout of the Frlsoners at the Time They Are Charged With Murder ing the Meek Family. Cabbollton, Mo. July 30. The de fense in the Taylor case had their inning yesterday, and they undoubt edly made an impression on the jury by introducing new evidence that the state will have to refute. The state's attorneys do not express any surprise, however, and sny that they have ar ranged to meet the matters at issue. Telegrams passed all day between At torney Bresnehen and parties in the northern counties. What they con tain is not given out. Dr. H. F. Craig bf North Salem, was the first witness. He was used by the defense to prove the reputation for truth and veracity of James Harris, the hired man of James Taylor, the father of the Taylor boys. He said that Har ris had the reputation of being a jug gler with the truth at North Salem. On cross-examination he was badly wound up by Prosecutor Bresnehan, who drew from him that he did not know the reputation of Harris in the community in which Harris lived, be cause he did not know where he lived, and that Harris had had a law suit which did not add to his popularity in North Salem. He did notj prove a profitable witness. Josie Bailey, a 12-year-old girl, was next sworn. She is a new witness, not having been in the case before. She lived three-quarters of a mile from George Taylor's house On the night of May 10 she said she sow George Taylor pass her house going home at about 9 o'clock. She had gone out to drive up the cows. Albert Taylor, brother of defend ants, who was sworn, said he went part of the way to town with George oo the afternoon of May 10. He then went back to George's house about 9:80 p. m., to see if he had gotten any mail George was there at that time. Mrs. David Gibson, mother of George Taylor's wife, testified that at the time of the murder she lived across the road, liO yards south of George's hsuse. She was at George's house the afternoon of May 10, and testified as to the purpose of George's visit to Browning. Mrs. Taylor was ill and Mrs. Gibson remained over night. "I went to bed at 8 o'clock," she said. "About 9 I heard George com ing home. I went downstairs and saw him. At midnight I was awakened by the baby crying, and went down stairs ogain. George was in bed with his wife and I talked with him about the child. Mrs. Taylor was feeling so bad that I took the baby upstairs with me. I brought it back early in the morning and rgain saw and talked with George." David Gibson spent the night with his wife at George Taylor's. He did not testify at the last trial and Major Mullins drew from the witness the fact that although he was well, he was not expected to be present at this trial. Mrs. Gibson, according to the theory of the state, washed the blood off the Taylor's clothes the morning of the murder. She admitted that she and her daughter were washing that morn ing and that they bad not finished when her son brought the news that the bodies of the Meeks family had been found in the strawstack. Mrs. Gibson denied having held any conversation with Garnett Atkins. "Did you not say to Mr. Atkins that George Taylor did not return home the morning of the murder until 4 o clock?" inquired Major Mullins. "No, sir; I didn't," replied the old lady with such angry earnestness that the crowd laughed at the strange quiver in her voice. , Mrs. George Taylor testified that her husband was at home the night of the murder. Charles Taylor, 17 years old, brother of Bill and George, was the next wit ness. C. B. Gibson, brother-in-law of George Taylor, said he saw tracks of horse shod on left front foot, that he saw no blood on the wagon. George Taylor's father-in-law stated the same. On account of a severe storm court ad journed at 4 o'clock. The defendants will both be placed on the stand to-day. CORBETT TO BE DIVORCED Referee Jacobs Reports In Favor of the Pugilist's Wife's Petition. New YonK, July 30. Referee Jacobs, In his report on the suit for divorce brought by Mrs. Ollie Corbett against her husband, James J. Corbett the pagilist, finds Mrs. Corbett entitled to a divorce, and recommends that the agreement entered into by her and her husband at the time of their separa tion, by which he agreed to pay her 8100 a week for life, be continued. MANY THOUSANDS IDLE. Twenty Thousand Union Tailors of New York, Brooklyn and Newark Out. New Yobk, July 29. About 20,000 members of the Brotherhood of Tail ors are on strike to-day in this city,' Brooklyn and Newark. Hurrying to Jackson's Hole. Salt Lake Citt, Utah, July 30. A special from Market Lake, Idaho, says: Advices received from the troops are to the effect that the Indians are pour ing into Jackson's nole from,all direc tions, thoujrh they have not molested settlers. They are located in the wild est part of tho valley, iu a position from which all troops in this depart ment could not drive them if they chose to remain. The troops camp to night twenty miles east of Re.xburg. A Spilt In St Louis. St. Louis, Mo., July 27. The Dem ocratic city central committee has split on the question of primaries for selection of delegates to the state sil ver convention to be held at Pertle SDrincs. Aueust 0, and ten of the twenty-eight committeemen refuse to participate in the primaries. The seceders are anti-silver men. Major 0. P. Fowler, a former Mis sourian, disappeared from Perry, Ok. ! storm in Missouri. The Village of . Three States Almost Wracked Killed by Lightning. . Caibo, I1L, July 29. Reports Just received state that on Saturday after noon a tornado passed over the village of Three States, situated on the Mis sissippi river, forty-five miles south of here, on the Missouri side. Lightning struck a shantyboat tied at the bank, killing the owner, George McClelland, and wife, and fatally injuring their three children, who are since re ported to have died. Their home was said to be Kenosha, Wis. At Barnes' Ridge, three miles west of Three States, the lightning struck a farmhouse, killing a man and wife named Thomas. The wind came from a western direction and with such ter rific force that it blew down a huge smokestack of the Three States Milling company's milL Fortunately, the chimney fell lengthwise with the building, doing no damage. The tor nado literally cut a swath through the woods 100 yards wide, uprooting trees and in some instances carrying them considerable distances. INDIANS ON THE WARPATH Governor Morrill Asked to Send Troops to the Pottawatomie Reservation. TorEKA, Kan., July 30. Sheriff Naylor of Jackson county, arrived in Topeka last night and will ask for state troops to put down an uprising of Indians on the Pottawatomie reserva tion. The sheriff and posse accom panied the Indian police to make an arrest and all had to flee for their lives. The sheriff says there are fifty armed redskins waiting to resist any attempt to arrest any of their number. CHEROKEE BILL AGAIN. Be Kills a Watchman In the Federal Prison at Fort Smith. Fobt Smith, Ark., July 29. Chero kee Bill got his hands on another re volver yesterday, and used It in an attempt to liberate prisoners confined in murderers' row of the United States jail. His attempt was a bold one and resulted in the death t t Larry Keating, the oldest guard on the force. NO SETTLERS KILLED. The Reported Jackson Hole Massacre of Whites Absolutely Without Truth. Washington, July 29. The Indian bureau has received a dispatch from Agent Tcter saying there is absolutely no truth in the report of a massacre of the Jackson's Hole settlers. Coerced an Editor. Sturgeon, Mo., July 30. The case against J. W. Wills, charged with coercing A. Rodemire, editor of the Centralia Guard, into signing a retrac tion of an article published in the Moberly Monitor relating to the com promising conduct of said Wills with one Mrs. Saddler, came up for hearing before a jury in Justice Hooker's court in Centralia yesterday, and resulted in a verdict of guilty and a fine of 350 and costs was assessed. The cases of J. W. Strother and J. H. Cnpp for complicity in the act come up to-morrow in the same court. The cases have excited tho greatest Interest on ac count of the prominence of the parties involved. Oklahoma Farms Under Water. Perry, Ok., July 30. The Arkansas river overflow is doing great damage to bottom farms from Ponca City for 100 miles southeast. Many fine fields of corn are now under water waist deep and hundreds of acres have been woshed away. The Osage Indians living in the bottoms on the north side have been compelled to move. The new bridge across the river at Black burn has been washed away. Valuable Stock Cremated. Marshall, Mo., July 30. Yesterday morning about 6 o'clock the barn on Colt Hill stock farm, this county, was destroyed by fire together with four fine stallions and a jack, namely: Rev enue, Eros, Magnet, Librarian and Prince. Caused by lightning. Loss about 819,000. Property of Bagnel Bros., St. Louis. No Pension for Kaiulanl. San Fbancibco, July 27. The steamer City of Peking, brought the report from Honolulu that Princess Kaiulani would not get her pension. This was practically decided on July 11, when the senate referred all pen sions and permanent settlements to the regular session. The item was 81,000 per annum, to commence with April last. Many Millions Stolen. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, July 80. The auditing commissioner has fin ished his work on the accounts of pre ceding administrations. From trust worthy sources it is learned that the defalcations during President Bogran's administration amount to more than 82,500,000, but none of this money, it was found, was received by him per sonally. Beer Interests In Arms. Chicago, July 3o. A special from New York says that the brewers will make a hot fight in congress next winter to prevent an increase in the internal revenue tax on beer. This will be dlredted from New York, which is the headquarters of the na tional association, and also of a power ful local organization. Vigilantes Organise. Denver, Col., July 29. The citizens of South Denver have organized a vig ilance committee with the object of preventing the Denver Union Water company from shutting the water off from their premises for non-payment of their bills before rates are read justed in accordance with the contract with the city. A Prussian Knight Shoots Himself. Chicago, July 30. William August Kenkel, ex-captain in the Prussian navy and the recipient of knighthood and a title for bravery in battle, lies dying in the hospital. Crazed by suf fering which he had endured for more than twenty years, he fired two bullets into his brain last evening. LATE NEWS NOTES. Ardmore, L T., celebrated its eighth anniversary by a big picnic. , The phaeton once owned by General Grant has been sold for 814. The government is interesting itself in Waller's case and seeking informa tion on it. Disciplining the letter carriers is causing some complaint, but the gov ernment is determined to keep it up. A crusade is on at Macon, Mo., and the Sunday law is to be strictly en forced. The unfortunate negro colonists who Went to Mexico are returning in a de plorable condition. Charles F. Lafe resigned as railroad and warehouse commissioner of Ill inois. Ex-Congressman Fithian will succeed him. It is said that the Union Pacific is making another effort to regain con trol of the Oregon Railway and Navi gation company. John J. Iloagland, cashier of the Adams Express company at Newark, Ohio, has disappeared, leaving a short age of 81,196.' Forty business men and clerks of Macon, Ma , have been summoned be fore the police court for violating the Sunday closing law. Henry W. Hoffman, associate justice of the Fourth judicial circuit of Mary land and an ex-congressman, died at his home in Cumberland. Charles Burwell, a negro, aged G5, was lynched near Meridian, Miss., by men implicated in a recent double murder. He was about to betray them. J. Walter Blubdon, son of a wealthy contractor, Guy Brown and Charles Lynch, ' small boys, were killed by a train in a suburb of Washington, D. C. Ollie Simmons, aged 18, was drowned while bathing in the Walnut river near Arkansas City, Kan. There were fifteen or twenty boys in the water at the time, but none saw him go down and none missed him. Six Democratic members of the To ledo, Ohio, council were arrested for refusing to obey the mayor's call for a meeting of the city council. The attorney general has called upon United States Marshal Nix of Oklahoma for an explanation of the escape of a prisoner on the 'Frisco road some weeks ago, who was being taken to the penitentiary by William Nix, a brother of the marshal. Governor Culberson's edict, adverse to pugilistic encounters in the state of Texas, does not seem to have had much effect on the sports, who take a deep interest in pugilism. They all believe implicity io Dan Stuart's ability to bring off the big fight at Dallas. The Chickamauga Park association has received notice of the contemplated attendance of twenty governors of states with their staffs at the dedica tion, September 18, 19 and 20. The Orange, Texas, Athletic club has offered 840,000 for the Corbett Fitzsimmons fight, and guarantees to pull it off without interference, on an island, the title of which is in dispute between Texas and Louisiana. John Houston, white, for forty-five years a leader of the Osage Indians in the Indian territory, died at Paw huska. The whole tribe is in mourning. Western Cottage Organ and Piano factory at Ottawa, 111., burned; loss 675,000. Superintendent of Schools Massey of Virginia has obtained a 84,600 judg ment against Sam Small for a slander ous publication in the Norfolk Pilot. Richard Croker, the Tammany boss, says English politics are just as cor rupt as those of New York. Joseph Nolte, Arthur Waller and Tillie Hein were drowned while fishing at Otterdam, Iowa. A. J. Whitman, ex-millionaire-mayor of Duluth, was convicted of forgery in San Francisco. Highwaymen at Springfield, Ohio, shot and beat Electric Motorman Ben nis Lawrence and robbed his car. William M. Fredericks, murderer of Bank Cashier W. A. Herrick, was hanged at San Quinten, Cah John Hicks' four children burned to death at Big Stone Gap, Va. Edward Bullett has been declared the legal head of the Creek nation. Between grasshoppers and drouth Ontario farmers are about discouraged. Alma Busche, aged 19, committed suicide in Kansas City, Kan., while in sane. Miss Susan B. Anthony had an at tack of heart disease Friday, but soon recovered. Four escaped negroes drowned themselves near Fort George, Fla., rather than be retaken with blood hounds. Alberta Stuart, a 14-year-old Boston school girl, was assaulted and thrown into Charles river and drowned. William Willis, the presidential col ored coachman, is dead. A vessel loaded with arms and am munition left Philadelphia to reinforce the Cuban insurgents. It is said that James Gordon Bennett of the New York Herald is to marry one of the richest women in Paris. Mrs. Leland Stanford will sell off 600 head of thoroughbred horses to keep the Leland Stanford, Jr., uni vesity going. Edward Beecher, brother of the famous Henry Ward Beecher, and a well known minister, is dead, aged 92 years. The Democrats of Butler county, Ohio, split on the silver question and two sets of delegates to the state con vention was elected. At Cleveland, Ohio, James Lock, a musician, shot and killed Emma Lock and then blew his own brains out. Jealousy. The Saratoga, N. Y., . gambling houses are again in full blast A train bearing 400 Japanese soldiers run into the sea and fourteen were drowned. Since the outbreak of cholera in Japan, 9,000 persons have been at tacked and over 5,000 have died. John Houston, a white man, who has been a resident of the Osage nation for forty-five years, is dead. Houston went to the Osage country when only 21 and married a half breed who bore him four children.