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DRIVE JAMES H1NSLEY AND FAMILY TO FLIGHT. Catfaer and Son Taken to the Woods and Shown Two Ulgh Tree, Then Hade to Swear That They Will Lear Hinneville, Bio., a 8oon at Possible. Kansas City, Mo., Sept 17. After the conteuts of a shot gun are fired through a window into a family gath ering with sufficient force to shatter a center table, and after masked men, two of the number mounted on horses, have called at the house at the lonely hour of midnight, when every thing about is shrouded in inky darkness, and dragged father and son from their beds, escorted them to an unfrequented spot in the woods, pointe 1 out a tall and lofty pine, a.iA declared that from it the two will ba hanged and their bodies riddled with bullets unless thev atrree to leave a certain community within a stipulated space of time, the people thus warned re liable to bow to the wishes of their persecutors. Such was the experience of James Kinsley and his son John at Minne Tille. Mo., last Friday night. Yester day the two, together with Mrs. Hins ley, arrived in Kansas City and they went direct to central police station, where they made their troubles known. The family will at once leave for their forraor home in Illinois, near Decatur, which they have been neglecting for some months in their efforts to re claim a 17-year-old daughter, Lizzie by name, who a year ago was abducted from home by one James Hatchel.who formerly lived in Minneville. Mrs. Kinsley told the police that she believed Matchel was at the head of the vigilantes, and that learning of their presence in Minneville he took these desperate and sensational means to drive them away. PROF. C. V. RILEY DEAD. The Noted Entomologist Killed by a Fall Fro ma Bicycle In Washington. Wahi.:ngton, Sept. 16. Professor C. V. Riley died here shortly before midnight from concussion of the brain and severe fracture of the skull, the result of an accident while riding a bicycle. His wheel struck a stone and he was thrown, his head striking the curbston Professor Riley had gai ed interna tional fame as an en torn' igist, and bad served the United States many years in that capacity. In 1808 he bo came state entomologist of Mi-souri, which office he held until 1877. when he was appointed chief of the United States entomological commission to Investigate the Rocky mountain locust. He lectured at the Kansas and Mis souri state universities and other edu cational institutions. DIED TO AVOID DISCRACE. Forgery and Breach of Trust Charged to the Late Sol Ilughlntt. Montgomery City, Mo , Sept 14. It has been positively determined that Sol Hughlett, ex-prosecuting attorney of Montgomery county, member of the Missouri legislature for two terms and a man of state reputation politically, who died in Wellsville from a gunshot wound, supposed to be accidental, de frauded various people out of an ag gregate of at least S-C.flOO. He caught the county for $3,200 of school funds, a Wriirht City man for $2, ''.30, a Foris tell citizen for 91,030, one -Montgomery county mnn for 85,500, another for $:.'00 and a third for $15,000. It is thought others were defrauded. THREE HUNDRED KILLED. Terrible Earthquake Occurs at Yotopuit Honduras. Galveston, Texas, Sept 13. Ad-' rices received here from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, announce a terrible earth quake which occurred in Yetepan, in which over 300 people were killed and property aggregating $1,000,000 was destroyed. On Sunday the shocks eonimenced, lasting all day and night, at intervals, causing much damage and the greatest fear among the in habitants of the city and neighbor hood. Taranry on Mluourl Politics. Kansas City, Mo., Sept 17. In an Interview Congressman John C. Tars ney of this district, strongly upholds President Cleveland's financial policy, predicts that the silver men will cap ture the next Democratic state con vention; that the delegates to nomi nate a presidential candidate will be Instructed to vote against any man of the sound money faction, and' that the stcto will ba carried by tho Republi cans. llnnks Offer Assistance. Washington, D. U, Si' t 17. The true amount of the gold r rveatthe elose of business yesterday was 885, 118,643. Since the recent In y ship ments of gold set m the government has received a number of offers of gold in exchange for notes. This is partic ularly trne of banks in the northwest, where small Dotes are in active de mand in moving the grain crops. Will Abandon Trains. Chicago, I1L, Sept 17. Some excite ment bis been caused in western rail road circles by the announcement that the Central Pacific would soon aban don its principal passenger train from Ogden to the Pacific coast and would eease to make direct connections with the trains at Ogden and Salt Lake City. Six People Killed. Lynchburg, Va, Sept. 17. Six per sons wero killed as a result of a rail road crossing accident at Lawyer's Station, eleven miles below here, at 4:23 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Five of the occupants of the vehicle were killed outright, and a young girl was so severely injured that she died shortly afterwards. Proposed Araaejlaa Reforms Accepted. St. Petersburg, Sept 17. From a food source it U learned the porte has accepted the demand of the powers with regard to reforms In Armenia FATAL WEDDING FEAST. John and Simon Hancock Mortally Wounded at a Bridal Reception, Columbia, Ky., Sept 17. John and Simon Hancock, brothers, both of whom have been desperate men, were shot and mortally wounded last night acthe residence of Lane Hatfield, in Green county. Jacob Hatfield, who is a brother of Lane, had just been mar ried and was giving a receptioa After the table was set the two Hancock boys entered the house and got on the table and kicked the refreshments all ov, r the room, whereupon the Hat fields, both of whom were armed, drew their pistols and fired. Simon was shot four times and John was both shot and "tabbed. They are not ex pected to live. HORNBLOWER WILL GET IT To lte Appointed to the Supreme Bench and 11111 Will Not Oppose Him. Washington, Sept. 17. Doubt no longer exists here of the correctness of the information that Mr. Horn blower is to get a seat upon the su preme bench. It is settled that Sen ator Hill will not oppose his confirma tion, and in all probability there will be no opposition from any other source. Senator Hill has modified his views of Mr. Hornblower'a fitness for the supreme bench since Mr. Horn blower supported Hill for governor last fall, it is said. Trafflo In Mexican Cattle. San Antonio, Texas, Sept 17. An immense trafflo in Mexican cattle ia being built up under the present favorable conditions for their importa tion into this country. Twelve thous and head of stock cattle were purchased in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, last week and brought into Texas, and the Dolores ranch, in Kinney county, was stocked with them. Arrangements are being made with English capitalists to Eurcliase several hundred thousand ead of Mexican cattle and bring them to Texas, whore they will be fattened on cottonseed meal and shipped alive to England. Quintans Want Damage. Chicago, Sept 17. An echo of the recent investigation by the police in this city for evidence against II. H. Holmes was heard yesterday, when the papers in two suits, each for 820, 000 damages, were filed against Chief of pr'ire Badenach and Inspector Fitzpatrtck. The complainants are Patrick Quintan and his wife, who for nearly a month were held by the po lice on suspicion of having guilty knowledge of the manner in which some of the alleged victims of Holmes disappeared. Crased by Lore of Darrant. San Fbancisco, Sept. 17. The iden tity of the "Sweet Pea girl," who has constantly attended the Durrant trial, and who has attracted so much atten tion by devotion to the alleged mur derer, has been discovered. She is Mrs. Grace Dowers, the wife of an in surance clerk. Last Wednesday she left her husband as a result of her in fatuation for Durrant. It is thought that her mind has become affected and that she is not responsible for her ac tions. Odd Fellows In Convention. Atlantic Crrr, N. J., Sept 17. The .Sovereign Grand lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, assembled at 10 o'clock this morning in this city, Dr. W. II. Izard of Camden acting as mas ter of ceremonies. After several ad dresses of welcome, one by Mrs. Sarah Dutcher of the Rebekah state associ ation, Orand Sire W. 0. Stebbins de livered his annual report. At the con clusion the lodge went into secret session. ' Governor Stone Unable to Attend. Jefferson City, Ma, Sept 17. Gov ernor Stone, on account of a press of business matters on his desk in the executive office, will not go to Chat tanooga to attend the ceremonies at tendant upon the opening of the na tional park on the famous battlefield, Missouri will be represented by the commissioners, Colonel III Bledsoe and Captain Urubb and Adjutant General Wickham. Meteor Explodes Near Sallna, Kansas. Salina, Kan., Sept. 17. A meteor of large size burst a short distance north of here yesterday afternoon. It was seen by a number of people from different positions, and occurred in broad daylight. It was seemingly a large ball of fire, and burst with a crash, firing into Innumerable atoms. Although the sun was shining bright ly, it was very brilliant. FUlbusterers Discharged. Washington, Sept. 17. A report has been received from United States At torney Wolfe at Pensacola, Fla., stat ing the two parties who were arrested on information furnished by the Span ish vi: consul at Tampa, upon trial, had been discharged by the United States Commissioner at Cedar Keys. Reform School Quarantined. Topeka, Kan., Sept. 17. The state reform school here, with 200 boy in mates, has been placed under quaran tine restrictions by Dr. L. A. Ryder, the attending physician, on account of a case of diphtheria. The patient Is Arthur Wortman of Cloud county, who bos the disease in a malignant form. Army of the Tennessee. Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 17. Tho twenty-soventh annual session of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee began here at 10 a. m. with an un usually large attendance. Over 100 officers of high rank were registered. May Be Recognized. New York, Sept 17. Cuban sympa thizers in this city said last night that Mexico will recognize the insurgents as belligerents within a few days. They base their assertions on private dispatches received from the City of Mexico. Business Failure at Marshall, Mo. Marshall, Mo., Sept 17 The New York Store Mercantile company, of this city, made an assignment to G. W. Hahn, for the benefit of its creditors. Assets nominally 185,000; liabilities) not stated, NEWS IN BRIEF. The Columbian liberty bell left Chi cago on its tour of the world. W. D. Dabney has resigned as solia itor for the state department San Francisco has quarantined against Honolulu on account of chol era. George Rogers, who lived near Jack sonville, I1L, was murdered by burg lars. Statistics show that American im ports from Spain include garlio and onions. The civil service has jumped upon an examiner for taking part in a political convention. Dr. Burnett denies that he is seek ing a divorce from Mrs. Frances Hodg son Burnett The Missouri W. R. C. elected offi cers and decided to meet at Eldorado Springs next year. Two young mnn, named McAfee and Clayton, were kil'ed in a shooting scrape at McRae, Ark. Surgeon General Wymrtn states that the Pacific coast is well equipped to quarantine against cholera. Professor Howard B. Grose of Chi cago, will soon become editor of the Baptist Watchman of Boston. Uncle Sam has served notice upon Spain that she must protect his mis sionaries in the Caroline islands. The engagement of ex-Governor Oglesby's daughter to George Pull man, jr., of Ch cago is announced. Charles H. Key was hanged fer the murder of Smith L. McLaughlin in the Chickasaw nation July 3, 1894. Over 813,000,000 worth of stuff was Imported from the cloth manufactur ing districts of England last year. Washington politicians are much interested in the outcome of the im pending silver contest in North Caro lina. Chattanooga people feel aggrieved because President Cleveland will not attend Chickamauga battlefield ded ication. The cow pea is being cultivated in Illinois as a substitute for wheat and corn, because chinch bugs have no use for it A contract has been signed by Al bert Walton of Omaha, E. H. French and others of Casper, Wyo., with Ed ward A. ludahy, the head of the Cud- ahy packing company, for the thor ough development of a tract of oil land near Douglas, Wyo At Rochester, N. Y., Miss Susan B. Anthony was seized with a fainting spell in a photograph gallery, and for a time these who were present were seriously alarmed. Miss Anthony was about to sit for a photograph when the attack began. Medical assistance was immediately procured, and after restoratives were administered Miss Anthony recovered consciousness, and was taken to her home. The steamer Catterthun sank off Port Stephens, New South Wales, and fifty-five people were drowned. Assistant Postmaster General Neil- son says that the United States postal system in general is superior to .those of Europe. Henry A. Soltan, a stableman of Springfield, Mo., committed suicide by taking carbolic acid because Jus wile had begun suit for divorce. Melville Scranton and Paul Shuelte of East Saginaw, Mich., were drowned in Tupper Lake, near Malone, N. Y., by the overturning of their boat Thomas F. Bayard, United States ambassador to Great Britain, has ac cepted an invitation to lay the corner stone of the Congregational churoh at Gainsborough, England. Mrs. L. T. Yeomans of Oneida, N. Y., sister of President Cleveland, says the president would not accept a third term She adds that he is opposed to the third term idea altogether. Bob Kitzsimmons says he will not step into the ring at Dallas unless he is iisiurcd of a 81(0,000 in.frest in the kaleidoscope scheme. He sa.vs that Joe Vendig, manager o the Florida Athletic club, William A. Brady and Corbett have sold the right to operate the machine at the ring and that ho is entitled to a share of the profits. A 8100,000,000 scheme is on foot to build at Niagara Falls the most gigan tic permanent convention hall ever J conceived on this side of the Atlantic, and the erection of a gambling house which will be the wonder of the world. It is the intention to make Niagara Falls tho convention city of the future and the Monte Carlo of America. At Topeka, Kan., Archie Porter, lt years old, shot and killed his step father for beating his mother. Louisville is after the next Demo cratic national convention. A number of wealthy residents of Johnson county, Mo., have been in dicted for perjury for making false affidavits to their personal property. The Spanish government has ordered 30,000 Mauser rifles for the use of the government troops in Cuba. The appointment of Sir Frank Las selle as British ambassador to Ger many is taken as a forecast of Lord Salisbury's intention to enter into a close friendship with the dreibund. Rev. Dr. Samuel Wakefield, the old est Mason, and probably the oldest minister in the world, died at West Newton, Pa. The wife of the section foreman at Waleott Station, Wyo., saved a Union Pacific passenger train from going through a burning bridge. It is reported that Bustamente, Ezeta's friend, captured at La Libcrtad, has been burned to death by his enemies. Private advices front Honolulu state that cholera has secured a stronger hold than tho authorities are willing to admit The postoflieo department has up held the .postmaster of Davenport, Iowa, in refusing to deliver Kansas City Sunday Suns because of the char acter of the publication. Captain Sumner has been suspended for one year and reprimanded for per mittingfaulty docking of the Colum bia at Southampton. Charles B. Stuart, chief justice of tho Indian territory court of appeals, has resigned. Joss Foster, while trying to escape from an officer at Dallas, Tex., was shot and killed. John Burk was clubbed by 'officers at Springfield, Mo., and died. CHICKAMAUGA PARK. DEDICATION OF THE HIS TORIC BATTLEFIELD. High Federal and State Officials Present Plan of the Famous Battleileld to Be Accurately Restored Hosts of Vet erans of Both Armies at the Scene. Chattanooga, Tenn.. Sept. 16. Under the guiding hand of the secre tary of war, acting under the author ity of congress, Chattanooga and the notable battlefields surrounding it have been prepared for a national event without parallel. Great throngs of veterans who fought against each other are crowding into the city to take equal part, under national enactment, in the dedication of fields which their prowess made memorable as a national military park, wherein the movements and the achievements of each side have re-' celved impartial attention. As pro vided in the act of congress, Secretary Lamont has invited the attendance of the executive department of the gov ernment and the members of the su preme court, congress and its presid ing officers, the lieutenant general of the army and tho admiral of the navy, the governors of all the states with their staffs and the veterans of the contending armies. All are to be prominently represented. Nearly every surviving general of the two armies has sent notice of his intention to attend. The governor of every state which had troops in the action here responded favorably to the sec retary's invitation. In a few cases the governors themselves will be pre vented from attending but their states will be officially repre ented. A joint commit'ee of twuy sena tors and thirty members of t e huse will represent congress. The mem bers of twenty-six state commissions who have been at work with the na tional commission in locatin lines of battle of the troops of their respective states will attend. The Society of the Army of the Cumberland, of the Army of the Tennessee, tne Grand Army of the Republic and the Association of Confederate Veterans will be present in unusual numbers. This official con course is to be inoreased by a gather ing of an army of visitors, already known to be so great that it will tax the capacity of the railroads centering here and the city to their utmost The park which is to be dedicated is of unusual dimensions. It extends with its approaches from Sherman heights, In Tennessee, six miles north of Chattanooga, to Glass Mill, in Geor gia, a distance of twenty-two miles. The broad boulevard between these two points is owned in fee simple by tho government as part of the park. and full jurisdiction over this, over tne n I teen square miles ot tne imcica mauga field, and over m ny miles be sides of other approach's has been ceded to the government by the states of Tennessee and Georgia This cen tral drive runs for eight miles along Braggs' line of battle on the crest of Missionary Kidge. it passes along the fronts of Sherman's array, Thomas' army of the Cumberland and the army under Hooker. It overlooks all the battlefields about Chattanooga, includ ing Lookout mountain, and runs for twelve miles through the center of the fighting ground of the three days' bat tle ot Chickamauga. The plan of the nark is to restore the fields as nearly as possible to their condition at the time of the battle, to close all new roads and reopen and im prove those used in the battles, over which the armies moved to and from the fields. The official dedication, under the auspices of congress and the secretary of war, will occupy the 19th and 20th insts., but exercises of a general char acter, which will be attended by most of the officials which are to arrive, wil) occupy the whple dav of the loth, Bnd the eVenings of the 18th, 19th and 20th, The Missouri dedication will occur on the 30th at Bragg's headquarters on Missionary ridge. The hours for Wisconsin and Pennsylvania depend on the closing work on their monu ments. Cubans Will Follow tbe Law. New York, Sept 17. Trestrada Palma, president of the provisional government of Cuba issues the follow? ing card: "It is reported in tho news papers that Senor Enrique Moreno, who, it is said, represents himself as an agent of the New York Cuban junta is at St Louis, Mo., enlisting men for service in- Cuba. Such report had no foundation in fact. The Cuban junta shall not knowingly violate the laws of the United States. Wants Waller Released. Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 17. The A. M. E. conference of Indiana, over which Bishop Arnett of Ohio is presid ing, in an address to the country said: "We call attention to the case of John Waller. Wo consider the treatment awarded our fellow countrymen an outrage and would request the state department at Washington to use its good offices for his Immediate release as an American citizen." George Bnttaln Acquitted. Wkst Plains, Mo., Sept. 17. George Brittian, who killed Charles Anderson in this county over a year ago, was tried for the second time at the pres ent term of the Shannon county court and acquitted. Brittian had been out on bail for several months. Fatal Quarrel Between Boys. Excelsior Springs, Ma, Sept. 17. Andy Carnes and Jon Field, two boys herding cattle, Quarreled to-day when Field drew a reviver and shot Carnes in the abdoraei.-The wounded boy is in a dangerous condition. Americans Won at Cricket. Philadelphia, Pr., Sept 17. The international cricket match between the Oxford and Cambridge past and present and the Universy of Pennsyl vania past and present teams was won by the American team by 100 runs. Mexican Congress Convenes. Citt or Mexico, Sept 17. President Diaz, on the opening of congress last night, made a long address In which he reviewed in detail the industries, political welfare and prospects of the republic. THE ENCAMPMENT ENDED. The Old Soldiers at Louisville Completo Their Labors. Lotjisvillk, Ky., Sept 16. So far as the .veterans are concerned, the twenty-ninth annual encampment closed lost night with as many attrac tions as on any other night of the week. The ladies, however, will con tiuue In session to-day. Yesterday thero were over 70,000 at the old Ken tucky barbecue, and last night the campfires were largely attended, with the principal events at Music hall, Phoenix Hill garden and National park. Among the sperkers were Gen erals Gordon, Buckner, J. W. Burke, Cassius M. Clay, Senator Burrows, Colonels M. D. Wlckersham, Samuel McKee, H. C. Russell, John H. Leath ers and others. Dr. J. B. Whiting of Janesville, Wis., was elected surgeon general by acclamation. Rev. E. J. Hill of New Jersey and the Rev. Thomas C. Iliff of Utah were nominated for chaplain-in. chief. Tbe vote resulted in the elec tion of Iliff. Louisville, Ky., Sept 13. Ivan N. Walker of Indianapolis was elected commander-in-chief of the G. A. R. and St. Paul as the place for the next en campment ' In the contest for senior vice-commander, both the candidates were from Kentucky. They were General E. H. Hobson and Michael Minton, General Hobson being elected. C. E. ' Cosgrove of Washington was elected junior vice commander. Says There Will Be a Bond Issue. Chicago, Sept Id. Charles Hutch inson, president of the Corn Exchange bank, in an interview to-day says ar rangements for a new issue of United States bonds are about completed. "I have it on the best of authority" he said, "that the Morgan-Belmont syndi cate are negotiating with President Cleveland- The only point undecided is the amount, the president desiring to make it 835,000,000, while the syn dicate wants at least 850,000,000. My Information is from New York." For Deeds ot Valor. Havana, Sept 17. General Mar tinez De Campos has arrived at Clen fugos. Louis Marx, a tobacconist and a citizen of the United States, has placed in the hands of Leopoldo Car bajal, the sum of $1,835, to be equally divided between the five soldiers who shall be shown to have performed the greatest feats of valor in the present campaign. Rebellion In China. Hong Kong, Sept 17. It is reported that a rebellion has broken out on tbe border of the province of Fo Kien. The insurrectionists are said to have occupied the town of Heng Leng from which the officials fled, leaving tho people to the mercy of the insurgents. A detachment of imperial troops is advancing to give battle to the insur gents. American Tacht the Winner. New York, Sept. 13. The inter- nati nal yacht races for the American cup was won by the American yacht Defender. The first heat was a walk away for Defender, the second was won by Valltyrie in forty-seven sec onds but was awarded to Defender on a claim of foul, and in the third heat Valkyrie withdrew immediately after the start. Defend -r went over tho course alone. Southern Methodist Reports Good. Macon, Mo., Sept 17. The South ern Methodist conference this fore noon heard encouraging reports from a large number of ministers of their work the past year. The admission of a number of young preachers on trial and the report of toe Sunday school board occupied tbe rest of the morn ing. Indictments for Pension Frauds. Guthrie, Ok., Sept 16. At Pawnee, the United States grand jury re turned forty-three indictments for pension frauds, involving many prom inent citizens. Over 100 fraudulent pensions had been obtained, most of them for Pawnee Indians, many of whom were soldiers. Paying Off Omaha Police. Omaha, Neb., Sept 10. The city council A. P. A. majority will to-day pay a portion of the city police force. The protests of the citizens against starving the city police became so gen eral that the A. P. A.'s relented from their position. Some of the men were in want. Exile for a Bribe Taker. Nicaragua, Sept 17. Judge Solo mon Setra, accused of having accepted a bribe to decide a case in favor of one of the parties in a suit which he was trying, has been sentenced to six months exile and loss of position. A Government Contractor Short. Senet, Mich., Sept. 17. Contractor Frank Osborne, in charge of the gov ernment work at Grand Marias, is re ported to have fled last night with 13,300. He is in debt to stores and employes. Pistols at Short Range. North Bend, Neb., Sept 17. An exciting pistol duel at short range re sulted fatally to Sam Waldron, and in Tom Cronland and Frank Kimburgh being dangerously injured. It was the result of a feud. A Million Gold to Go Abroad. Nt.w York, Sept 17. Crossman & Bros, have engaged 81,000,000 in gold at the subtreasury for export to-morrow. United States Against Stanford Estate San Francisco, Sept 17. The peo ple of the United States began the second attack upon the Stanford es tate in the circuit court. of appeals yesterday, in a suit involving 815,000, 000. Private Lea Instantly Killed. Junction Citt, Kan., Sept. 17. Pri vate Lee of Troop L, Seventh cavalry, was run down and instantly killed by the incoming Union Pacific passenger train last night. ' CONDENSED DISPATCHES. English and German steamship com panies have oomblned to advance tho freight and passenger rate. A Philadelphia dispatch says 'that Senator Quay will oppose the re-eleo-(ion of Senator Cameron. Benjamin Stevenson committed sul fide at Murphysville, Ky., the third of jne family to take his own life within t short time. One man was fatally shot at ft bloody primary election at Lexington, Ky. The president is said to be taking an ictive interest In the Maryland cam paign. At the opening of the Atlanta Ex position the president will press the ilectrio button at Gray Gables. The old stockade of New Orleans iras discovered by sewer diggers, tfter having been buried for over a lentury. The colored people of Spring Valley, 11., have sued the city lor 82,400 for lamages growing out of the late coal Dine riots. Permits have been issued to Bannock (ndlans to return to the Teton moun tains and get property they left when run away from Jackson's Hole. The Kansas City and Independence Rapid Transit railway property is to be sold under a decree of foreclosure A verdict of murder in the second degree was found in the Newsum mur der trial in Cape Girardeau county, Missouri N. R. O'Connor, British minister to China, has been appointed ambassador to Russia. G. W. Aubry, postmaster at Pawnee, Kan., was arrested, charged with sell ing liquor illegally. Fred M berg, aged 9 years, was drowned in the M.armaton river at Fort Scott, Kan. The Kansas Million club was incor porated. It has $10,000 capital. Gov ernor Morrill leadj the directors. At Flint, Ark., Contractor Lewis was killed by the accidental explosion of a blast and five kegs of powder. The European international agri cultural congress, in session at Brus sels, passed resolutions in favor of bi metallism. A C. , B. & Q. train was wrecked near Altoona, 111., and twelve cars of naptha burned. One life was lost. At the conference of Macon, Mo., the committee reported that tho charges against Rev. T. B. Nolan had been proved. Colonel I. N. Walker of Indianapolis was elected commander-in-chief of tho G. A. R. The next encampment will be held in St Paul. Kansas school fund commissioners are said to have bought worthless bonds aggregating in value (198,000 within ten years. Wind, rain and lightning did great damage in and around Watertown, N. Y. Several lives were lost Twenty-five bodies of victims of the Osceola mine fire have been recovered. Henry M. Stanley is in this country for a few months' rest and recreation. Thirty-five deaths have occured since cholera made its appearance at Hono lulu. Ex-Queen Liliuokalani has been par doned by the Hawaiian government All the men who were exiled for tho Hawaiian rebellion, except the Ashford brothers, will be allowed to return. Gladstone says that if London stands firm for gold, the bimetalists' move ment will fail. It is stated that the government in tends to interfere in behalf of Cuba. Oenerul Schofield has started upon bis last official trip before retirement. G. W. Aubry, postmaster at Pawnee, Kan., on the Memphis road, is under arrest, charged on a state warrant with selling intoxicating liquors. Emperor William has determined to make a vigorous crusade against the Socialists. p The execution of Cherokee Bill at Fort Smith, Ark., which was set for Tuesday, has been postponed by a stay of execution granted pending an ap peal to the supreme court Senator Mills of Texas declares for the nomination of Morrrison for the presidency. Ex-Congressman John A. McShane of Omaha was arraigned at Chicago, charged with conspiring with F. H. Culver, a Chicago attorney, to defraud the real estate firm of Bartlett & Roach. The defendants asked for an immediate trial, but the case was con tinued. The shoe and leather trade has just received notice of a still further ad vance of ten per cent in the price of sole leather. This, with the advances that have been made within the last four months, has increased the price in some kinds of leather over 100 per cent, and for other grades fifty per cent Dealers expect a still further advance. Mrs. Francis Hcdgson-Burnett, au thor of "Littlo Lord Fan ' y," who has drawn so many hapi r P raits of the bright side of domes', ic life, has at last to admit that marriage is a failure in her own ease, and hereafter will live apart from her husband. The state department, has received ex-Consul Waller's affidavit of his court martial by the French. It is said that talk of a third term for Cleveland had its origin in a letter suggesting such would not be a bad thing for the country. The Jackson polar expedition has ar rived a Franz Josef Land. A man, woman and child were mur dered near Las Flores, Cal., presuma-. bly by Indians. A troop of cavalry is being recruited in Chicago to go to Cuba. A formal call has been issued for a meeting of trunk line and Western presidents. It is expected that ths much-talked-of scheme for reducing expenses and maintaining rates will be perfected. Secretary Morton has issued his ag ricultural year book. Secreiary Herbert is considering in vitations to go upon the stump in Ala bama. Secretary Lamont and President Cleveland conferred as to a successor Vj General Schofield.