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A Horrible Butchery for Honey by Mother
ad Son Dr. Cory, Fort Scott Dentist,
Meets Death After Attempting aa Ua-
aataral Crime.
Wichita, Kan., Nor. 19. John Car
ter, a driver, wh lives on South Law'
rence avenue, found in the alley in the
rear the dead body of Henry N. Leon
ard, a second hand goods dealer, aged
60 years, lying in a pool of blood.
There were many wounds on the head,
made apparently with some blunt,
heavy instrument, and a knife wound
on the back. '
The coroner and detectives were no
tified and traced the path where the
body had been dragged until it led to
the hotfse where Leonard had been
living, through the stable and up to
the kitchen door.
The officers found Mrs. Leonard and
her son, Orville Williamson, mopping
up the blood which was spattered over
the floor and furniture. Both were
arrested and lodged in jail.
Several months ago Leonard's first
wife secured a divorce from him, and
wittiin about two months he married
Mrs. Williamson.
Frank M. Williamson, former hus
band 'of Mrs. Leonard, was arrested
later. It is said that the two had
never been divorced. Williamson has
proved a strong alibi, but is still kept
in jail fur a hearing. The authorities,
without exception, believe that Mrs.
Williamson and her son killed Leon
ard for 85,000 insurance which she In
duced him to have made payable to
her about three weeks ago, at which
time lie also wanted to marry her but
could not do so legally, as she had not
been divorced long enough.
Mrs. Williamson is 35 years of age
ami rather pretty and bright, although
uneducated. Mr. Leonard was com
pletely infatuated with her. Tho cor
onor's inquest will commence to-morrow,
having been delayed with the
expectation that Mrs Williamson
would confess everything, which she
shows slime signs of doing.
Retribution Very Swift.
Fort Scott, Kan., Nov. 19 About
noon to-day Dr. A. 0. Corey, a prac
ticing dentist, called his daughter,
Cora, a beautiful young girl of 17, into
his office and attempted a biutal as
sault on her, but she escaped and ran
down stairs into the millinery store,
lie pursued her and tried to force her
to return to his room but bystanders
A messenger was dispatched for an
officer and when Chief of Police Rob
inson arrived the doctor was still up
stairs. When the officer went up to
arrest him, Corey jumped out of a rear
wittdow evidently intending to land on
a stairway that ran down the outside
of the building, but he went over the
banister and fell to the ground on his
head and was killed instantly.
A Warrant for Frank MUcliam.
Fojvr Scott, Kan., Nov. 19.
Frank Milcham, son of the ex-postmaster
of Topeka, Kan., who recently
embezzled over $3,000 from the post
office there, will be prosecuted. Post
office Inspector W. E. Cochran has
filed .complaint against him before
United States Commissioner Mosher
In this city, and Deputy Marshal Lard
ner went to Topeka to make the ar
rest. The Kansas Million Club.
Lkavknworth, Kan., Nov. 19.
Mayor A. D. Hook, who accompanied
the Kansas Million Club train to Chi
cago, has returned, greatly elated at
the success of the undertaking. Every
where the train stopped en route to
Chicago it attracted general attention
aud thousands of people visited and in
spected the great display of the pro
ducts of the fertile soil of Kansas.
Mayor Uook thinks there is no doubt
that Kansas will receive a large immi
gration as a direct result of the Mill
ion Club display.
Earthquake Shock In Colorado.
Ocnvkr, Colo., Nov. 10. At Coto
paxi, Colo., 120 miles southwest of this
city, in tho Grand Canon of tho Arkan
sas, a distinct shock of earthquake
was felt yesterday. At tho school
house slates were shaken from the
desks, and at other places windows
were rattled and articles thrown
down. The shock lasted ten seconds.
Students Wed Secretly.
Lawrknce, Kan., Nov. 10. The
news of the wedding of two popular
Kansas university students, which has
been kept a secret for some time past,
has just become known. On Septem
ber '.'8, William T. Perry, of Helleville,
was united in marriage to Miss Daisy
Clarke, of Minneapolis. The wedding
took place in this city, whilo both
were attending Kansas univerity.
K. P. Ripley President of the Santa Fe.
Chicago. Nov. 19. Advices received
from th?East indicate the election of
E. P. Ripley, present third vice presi
dent of the Chicago, Milwaukee and
St Paul railway, as president of the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail
way Company, and of D. B. Robinson,
present acting president of the com
pany, a"s first vice president
Maher and Slaven Will Fight.
London, Nov. 19. Frank P. Slaven
has signed articles for a twenty-round
match with Peter Maher, formerly
Irish champion, now claiming to hold
the championship of America, for -300
and the best purse, the fight to take
place either in England or South
Tiro Years for Infanticide.
Coffey ville, Kan., Nov, 19. The
case of Mrs. Anna Brewer, charged
with killing her infant in this city last
spring, was called in the district court
of this county. Tho defendant pleaded
guilty and was sentenced to two year
in the penitentiary.
Blight Earthquake Shock at Charleston.
Charleston, Mo., Nov. 19. Another
earthquake shock was felt here at 9:50
p. m. last night, the vibrations lasting
about three seconds. No damage was
done. Those asleep at the time were
A Cleveland Xlectrle Car Carries Nine
teen People Through a Bridge.
Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 18. A beaty
electric motor car, containg between
twenty and thirty passengers, went
through the draw of the central via
duct at 7:45 o'clock Saturday evening
and dropped lol feet to the river be
low. It is a horror the like of which
has never occurred here before.
The ill-fated motor car, containing
between twenty and thirty people,
approached the draw just as a vessel
was nearing it, and the bridge attend
ants had closed the big iron gates and
were preparing to swing the draw. As
is the rule, the car stopped and the con
ductor went forward to release the
switch in case the way was clear. He
must have been blinded by the electric
lights, for an eye-witness declares that
although the gates were ciosea ana
the draw was already in motion, the
conductor raised the switch handle.
The motorman applied tne current
and the car shot forward and struck
the gates with a crash. There was
only a moment's pause and then the
heavy car ground its way through the
wreckage and plunged over the brink
into the black abyss, amid the screams
and frantic struggles of the passen
gers, who, at the first intimation of
danger, rushed to the rear door. The
car struck the water with a great
splash, and then there was silence.
Nineteen people perished, the bodies
of all but two being recovered.
Governor Morrill and Others to Speak
December 8.
Chicago, Nov. 19. Kansas orators
will tell Chicago, December 2, just
how much their commonwealth has
been maligned. Central Musio hall
has beon engaged, and the speakers
will be ex-Senator J. J. Ingalls, Gov
ernor Morrill, Hon. J. R. Burton,
Attorney General F. B. Dawes, Secre
tary of State W. C. Edwards and other
public officials and a large number of
private citizens who believe Kansas is
one of the best states in the Union, and
expect to convince Chicago of that
The excursionists will come to Chi
cago with tho pomp of special trains,
crass bands and banners.
Indians Lose Their Suit.
Washington, Nov. 19. Judge John
Davis delivered the opinion of a ma
jority of the court of claims, dismiss
ing the petition in the case ol the New
York Indians who claimed from the
government 83,393,000, because of the
allcjd loss of certain lands in Kansas.
In 1831 and 1833 the United States,
through treaties with the Menominee
tribe in Wisconsin, set aside land in
that state for those Indians of
the New York tribes who should
emigrate there. Some Indians went
to Wisconsin and received land, but
the number was relatively small,
Another treaty was therefore made in
1338, which provided for a removal
further west. In that treaty the gov
ernment agreed to set aside land for
the tribes in what has since become
the state of Kansas and to give them
funds to establish themselves in their
homes. Less than 400 Indians, how
ever, moved, and after the lapse of
several years the land in Kansas was
given over to white settlement.
Stockholders Must Fay.
Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 19. Judge
Kicks of the United States circuit
court at Toledo, has rendered a decis
ion of importance to stockholders in
national banks. The receiver of the
Columbia National bank of Chicago,
which failed on May 11, 1393, began
suit against two of the stockholders
to recover on their stock their assess
ment of $75 a share, levied by the
comptroller of the currency. The
amount involved was $18,000, but the
case, was a test suit to determine the
liability of all the stockholders.
Judge Kicks in his decision held that
the comptroller can make the assess
ment and that it can be recovered by
a suit at law.
Rioters' Flans to Break Jail Fall.
PniNCETON, IlL.Nov. 18. The Spring
Valley rioters confined in jail here
under a penitentiary verdict made an
attempt to escape, but were pre
vented by a short time prisoner noti
fying the sheriff. A hole had been
forced by the men in the corrugated
iron ceiling with the intention of go
ing out from tho roof, a route by which
four prisoners three years ago made a
successful escape.
Horse Thief Arrested.
Toi'EKA, Kan., Nov. 19. An officer
from Holton to-day arrested T. C.
McCormiok, who passed himself off as
a Kansas City horse buyer last March
and procured eipht horses from a
farmer near Holton, for which ho paid
with a worthless check on a Kansas
City bank.
Crawford Moore Case Continued.
Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 19.
Crawford Moore was arraigned in
Justice Bond's court yesterday after
noon to answer to the charge of ma
liciously shooting Major John M
Laiug with intent to kill. Major
Laing being unable to be present the
case was continued until Noverabcr30.
Oklahoma Woman Wants Damages.
Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 19. Mrs. Sarah
Reed of Pawnee, has brought suit In
the District court against George Hor
ton and James Friedman, saloonkeep
ers, for $.H0 each, for selling liquor io
her husband after she had given stat
utory notice that he was an habitual
Harrison Wants Damages.
Denver, Nov. 19. Duncan B. Harri
son, the author and actor, who is now
manager for Pauline Hall, has in
structed his lawyer. Colonel I. Kow
alhky, of San Francisco, to cause the
arrest of William Eaton, of San Fran
cisco, for perjury and to institute a
suit for S-.'O.COO damages for defama
tion of character.
A Pioneer Fhyslclaa at Rest
Clinton, Ma, Nov. 19. Dr. C. 0,
Williams, aged 73 years, died of heart
disease here. He was one of the
pioneer physicians of this county and
later a druggist
, Missouri Odd Fellows are convened
at Liberty, for their annual encamp
ment At Columbia, Mo., the State Univer
sity football team defeated the Iowa
team by a score of 34 to 0.
Deputy United States Marshal Sam
Shelby has gone to Galena, I1L, to
bring to Kansas City one J. A. Busby,
who is under indictment for making a
false pension affidavit
Sousa's band is now at the Atlanta
Since Schlatter's disappearance over
10,000 letters addressed to him have
been received at the Denver postofflce.
Mexico Is entering into competition
with the United States -in the direct
cattle trade with Europe.
A new bank has been organized at
Kirwin, Kan., with a capital of
The Knights of Labor convention at
Washington declare for the recogni
tion of Cuba.
Thirty-four fourth class postmasters
have been appointed.
Fire did $25,000 damage to the busi
ness portion of Flora, 111.
A Business Men's Association has
been organized at Mexico, Mo.
It is generally believed the Pobst
Mather divorce suit will be settled out
of court
The cost of the maintenance of the
life-saving service during the year
was 81,345,324.
While intoxicated, Tom Brewer, a
farmer of Alicia, Ark, fell from a train
and broke his neck.
Robert Clark, sr., a prominent Mis
souri politician, died suddenly of heart
disease at Kirksville.
Senator Mills of Texas advocates
putting an anti-civil service plank in
the next Democratic platform.
R. S. Day, one of New Orleans' most
prominent men, was accidentally killed
whilo hunting for burglars.
Senator McMillan says that the lake
States cities are not anxious to have
warships built on the lakes.
Mayor S. F. Pennington of Sullig
ent, Ala,, was struck by apiece of lum
ber projecting from a freight car and
William Dickerman, publisher of
the Counterfeit Money Detector, has
been arrested for passing counterfeit
A terrific gas explosion occurred in
the Hartz coal mine near Eagle Pass,
Texas, and Assistant Foreman Lennan
was killed.
Ex-Judge Henson, sentenced to the
Missouri penitentinr' for twenty years
in 1838, for murder committed in Stod
dard county, was pardoned.
The shipment of gold last week ag
gregated 83,207,000.
The Sedalia Morning Star has
changed hands, the plant and good
will being purchased by Van B. Wis
her of the Sentinel.
The Chicago city and county build
ing cracked in the middle from set
tling. Colonel W. II. Phelps of Missouri is
in Washington, and says that Morri
son is the strongest candidate the
Democrats can nominate for president.
Kansas University football team de
feated Nebraska University by a score
of 8 to 4.
Rev. S. F. Smith, compeser of
"America," dropped dead In Boston. -The
Berry detectives concerned in
the Frank White murder case In Chi
cago were held without bail.
Tho thirteen Spring valley, 111.,
miners, convicted of driving out the
colored population some months ago,
received penitentiary sentences.
Brigadier General Brook, in his an
nual report, says that nothing of note
has taken place in the department of
the Dakotas since the great railroad
strike of 1894.
At Kansas City, Mo , Charles F.
Early, a painter of Topeka, was
knocked down and killed in front of
ex-Alderman Foley's saloon, by un
known parties, who escaped.
At San Jose, Cal., a bright comet
was discovered in constellation Virgo
by Mr. It. D. Perrin, at Lick ob
servatory, in right ascension thirteen
hours, lorty-four minutes, north; de
clination one degree and forty min
utes. In the District court at Independ
ence, Kan., a divorce was granted to
Mrs. Beattie Chandler from Judge
Chandler, one of the best known law
yers of Kansas. The divorce was
granted on the ground of extreme
cruelty and abandonment Property
worth SI.j.uoo was given to Mrs. man
dler. Mr. Chandler was first assistant
secretary of the interior under Presi
dent Harrison, and is now a practicing
attorney in Washington.
At Ashland, Ky., Marshal Black,
colored, and Bertie Wootem, white,
daughter of a well known farmer,
yesterday eloped to Ohio. Black's
brother, Ji:n, worked lor ller
tie's father and helped the girl to get
away. Bertie's brothers met Jim re
turning from the Ohio side of the
river and shot him dead. The broth
ers are still in pursuit of the couple,
swearing they will kill Marshal Black
on sight.
Sidney Clarke, chairman of Okla
homa's statehood executive committee,
has called a statehood convention to
meet at Shawnee on December 4, 1895.
Shawnee is in the extreme eastern
portion of the territory nearest the
Creek, Choctaw and Cherokee nations,
and it is expected a number of dele
gates from those nations will be pres
ent and take part in the deliberations.
Mr. Clarke expressed himself as cer
tain that the incoming Congress will
give Oklahoma an enabling act and
within a year or eighteen months,
possibly at the election in 1890, the
constitution can be submitted to the
voters. Oklahoma population is 250,
000 or more, and she has an assessed
valuation of 830,000,000 and will make
a grand State.
Joseph IL Manley, of Maine, ex
chairman of the Republican nation
al committee, and manager of the
Reed presidential boom, has writ
ten to Chicago to engage thirty rooms
for the "Reed headquarters" at the
Republican national convention.
Lumber prices will go np with a
bound with the opening of the new
year, for on January 10 the largest
combine ever made will begin to con
trol the trade of the Pacifio coast. 1
is the Central Lumber Company, of
San Francisco, the successor to the,
Old Pacific Pine Lumber Company, and
It represents a capital stock of at least
Sensational Rumor That Be and Mlnnb
Williams Are Now la Philadelphia
Holmes' Attorney, Shoemaker, Held U
1,500 Ball for Attempted Bribery.
Chicago, Nov. 19. James McNeasy,
conductor on the Sixty-third street
electric line, has sprung a new sensa
tion In the Holmes case by stating
that Benjamin F. Pietzel is alive, and
that he recently talked with him on
his car.
McNeary claims there could be no
mistake, as he worked nine monthi
for Pietzel, and knows the peculiar!,
ties of his voice. According to Mc
Neary, Pietzel boarded his car a few
days previous to Holmes' trial Piet
zel's beard had grown around th
greater part of his face, so that h
was completely disguised. When ad
dressed, however, ha admitted hi
j identity, and asked, as a f.-iend, thai
JUCiNeary keep silence, as he was on
his way to Philadelphia, but McNeary
called in Motorman Letterman, and
he, too, claims that he had a conver
sation with Pietzel.
Mr. Robert Corbett, who has been
following the case for months in be
half of the Farmers and Mechanics'
National bank, Fort Worth, Tex.,
claims be has also seen Pietzel. "I
never believed Pietzel was dead," he
declared to a Daily News reporter
this afternoon, "for the following
reasons: First, when I was searching
the 'castle' months ago, tho man
who resembles the man seen by
the conductor and motorman,
and who, I then thought, was
Pietzel, found me in the building look
ing over some papers. I asked him
who he was. He said, after thinking
for a moment, 'Andrews,' and left
Saturday 1 learned that Mrs. Peitzel
was shopping at 0233 May street with
Mrs. Haywood, and sent over to ask
her if she ever sent for tho tool chest
Both she and her daughter, Dessa,
declared they had not, and I also
discovered that Mrs. Piezel is waver
ing in her belief in the identification
of Pietzel, and begins to hope that the
children are living, but for her hus
band, she does not care whether he is
living or dead. I believe that if
Holmes is not granted a new trial
Pietzel will declare himself to the
Governor of Pennsylvania when all
other means are exhausted. Isaac R.
Hitt and myself both have his address
in Philadelphia. Minnie Williams is
stopping at the same place under the
name of Mrs. E. M. Gardener, while
Pietzel is known as G. D. Hall."
Perjury Attempted for Holmes.
Philadelphia, Nov. 19. Yesterday
was fixed forthe argumentof a motion
for a new trial for Holmes, con
victed of the murder of B. F. Pietzel,
and Judge Arnold, who presided dur
ing the trial which resulted in Holmes'
conviction was joined by Judges
Thayer and Wilson, sitting as tho court
en banc.
The proceedings were begun by
Attorney Shoemaker, who asked that
the argument be postponed. He urged
that since the verdict had been ren
dered the defense had come into pos
session of new information and ad
ditional clues of vital importance to
the case which would result in Holmes'
Graham said that it became his duty
to make a painful declaration. During
the early part of the recent trial he
had received imformation that efforts
had been made to procure false testi
mony by bribery. Subsequently he
leorned that these efforts were being
prosecuted. Thereupon he sent for
the person thus employed to furnish
evidence and she was in the court at
the present time. "I will produce
her," he continued, "and show that
she was employed by Mr. Shoemaker;
that she was taken to his office and
questioned; that she said she knew
nothing about tho case and that the
attorney told her that was all right,
and that she was induced, upon the
payment to her of 820 to sign tho affi
davit which had been already pre
pared." Jn support of this statement by Mr.
Graham, Detective Geyer, being sworn,
testified that during the trial he was
called upon by John Swockler, who
said that Mr. Shoemaker had asked
him to procure a woman who would
swear to certain facts. After several
interviews with him she signed the
affidavit and received the money in
two 810 bills which she had marked
with her initials for the purpose of
Thought to Have Been Killed by Port
Barrios Railroad Contractors.
Sax Astonio, Tex., Nov. 19. A
special dispatch from Port Barrios,
dated November 15, says five negroes
were found hanging by guards six
miles from town. They were recog
nized as being some of the negroes
lately arrived here to work on
the railroad construction, but who
became dissatisfied and fled. An in
vestigatson was mado. but nothing re
sulted exeept that it was learned that
the negroes came from Louisiana. It
was given out that they must have
been murdered by robbers, but it Is
believed that they were pursued by
the contractors and killed so as not to
allow them to escape. The life of the
American negroes at work here is ter
rible. Many have been beaten to
Prince Ferdinand a Father.
Sofia, Nov. 19. A son has been born
to Prince Ferdinand, ruler of Bulgaria
and his wife, Princess Mario Louise of
Young Kansas Farmer Killed by the Cars
Emporia, Kan., Nov. 19. J. E
Smith, a well Known young farmer of
Chase county, while attempting to get
off a Santa Fe train at Strong City
vesterdav, was struck by the water
'crane. His skull was crushed and his
back broken. He died instantly.
No Politics in Trades Assemblies.
Chicago, Nov. 19. At the meeting
of the Labor and Trades assembly yes
terday, the members went on record
as being opposed to the further dis
cussion of politics in the trades assemblies.
M ore Meat Was Inspected last Year sj
Less Cost Than Xrsr Before.
WABHraGTOX, Nov. 18. According t
the report of Secretary of Agricnltun
Morton, the total number of animah
inspected at the slaughter housei
daring ths past year was considerably
over 18,000,000, an increase of mort
than 5,500,000 over the previous year
During the year ante-mortem inspeo
tion was also made of 5,000,000 ani
mala. The cost of inspection was re
duced to 1. 1 cents per animaL In 18aJ
inspection cost 32 cents per animal
and in 1894 it cost 1 cents. Ovei
1,800,000 cattle and sheep were in
spected for foreign markets, of which
675,000 were shipped abroad.
Over 45,000,000 pounds of pork wen
inspected microscopically and ex
ported, as against 35,000,000 in 1894
and 23,000,000 pounds in 1803. Of the
amount exported last year, nearly
23,000,000 pounds went to Germany
and over 9,000,000 pounds to France.
This inspection-involved the placing ol
over 1,900,000 specimens under the
Muca space is devoted to discussing
the opportunities for American meal
products in foreign marketa Of 341,-
000 tons of meat receiver! at thu T.nn.
don central market in 1894, 71,000 tons
were American, while nearly 50,O0C
tons came from Australia. The Amer
ican proportion has not been main
tained during 1895.
In butter, the Uulted States is out of
the race, supplying less than one per
cent of the British demand for foreign
butters, notwithstanding the fact that
Great Britain imported in eight
months 846,000,000 worth of butter.
Referring to our standing In the for
eign dairy market, the Secretary
warns shippers of the consequence of
their methods, adding: "We have here
a graphic illustration of the disastrous
effects in all trade of disregarding the
tastes of consumers and of acquiring a
bad reputation."
Of the savings In tho department, he
says tho total amount remaining unex
pended out of the appropriations for
the years 1893, 1894 and 1895 aggre
gates $1,300,000 available for return
into the treasury.
The average value ot farms by the
census of 1890 was $2,900. The value
of implements, domestic animals and
sundries will make a total farm plant
of $4,000 for a family averaging six
persons. Those farms have fed the
farmers and their families and 40,000,
000 urban residents, besides supplying
$500,000,000 worth of products to for
eign consumers.
The Murderous Assanlt of a Colored
School Teacher.
Emporia, Kan., Nov. 19. Late yes
terday afternoon, David Henderson, a
colored school teacher at Dunlap,
thirty miles north of here, attempted
an assault on Dora Ray, a 14-year-old
colored girl. This, it is claimed, is
his second attempt The school board
met last night to investigate the first
case. With the assistance f a lawyer
the. matter was settled and Henderson
virtually exonerated.
The girl's father, Samuel Ray, how
ever, was not satisfied, and wanted
Henderson held for trial. A quarrel
ensued, and Henderson grabbed a
hatchet and split Ray's head open. He
then made a rush forthe door and was
met by Mrs. Ray in the aisle. He
struck her in the head with the
hatchet and Mrs. McFall, a sister of
Dora Bay, also had her head cut open.
Just as he was going through the door
Henderson split Thomas Starkey's
head with another blow.
He then fled and has not as yet
been captured, although nearly the
entire town is out hunting him, and
telegrams have been sent to all sur
rounding towns informing them of the
terrible affair. None of his victims
are as yet dead.
The colored population, which com
prises a large portion of the little
town, are frantic over the affair, and
if Henderson is captured it is more
tha n likely more blood will be spilled,
as he has many friends who, it is
thought, will stand by him.
Chief of the Pawnees Dead.
Gt'TimiE, Ok, Nov. 19. Sun Chief,
principal chief of the Pawnee Indians,
is dead, and the whole tribe is assem
bled for a week's mourning, at tho
close of which they will have a big
feast and elect a new chief. The dead
chief was always an active Republican,
and as the chief of the tribe controls
all the votes the politicians of the
Territory are somewhat interested in
the choice, as whichever party gets
the chief can control four-fifths of the
votes of the tribe at the next Terri
torial election.
Oklahoma Divorce Mill.
OhAnoMA Citt, Ok., Nov. 19. P.
Daraujo, ex-minister from Brazil to
the Argentine Republic, was divorced
in the district court here from Cata-
hne A. Daraujo on the grounds of
cruel treatment and general indigni
ties. J. he parties live at No. 21 West
One Hundred and Thirty-first street,
iew xork city.
Mob After a Colored Youth.
Wixstox, N. C, Nov. 19. Officers
and a mob of citizens are to-night on
the trail of a negro fiend. Bob Scales,
who yesterday shot and fatally
wounded the 12-year-old daughter of
Thombs Bel ton, white, near Madison.
Scales is 16 years old. He will be
lynched if canght
Kansas Supreme Court Reversed.
Wasui.voton, Nov. 19. The United
States Supreme court reverses the
Kansas court in the appeal case of
Daniel A. Bucklin, convicted of per
jury with two others in a land case.
Judge Martin's Majority.
TorEKA, Kan., Nov. . 19. Complete
returns in the vote cast for chief jus
tice of the Supreme court give Judge
Martin 134,350, and Charles K. Holll
day 42.SS0. The total vote on chief
justice was I67,2o0, and Martin's ma
jority reached 8 1,470.
A Leadvllle Bank President Gone.
Lkapvii.i.e, CoL, Nov. 19. Peter W,
Breene, president of the defnnct Lead
ville Savings and Deposit bank
missing. He had borrowed over
900 from the bank.
Host of the Secret Berries Arrest Last
Year Ware for that Crime.
Washington', Nov. 19. Chiof Hazen
of the secret service division of the
Treasury department, in his annual
report, shows that during the year4
803 arrests were mado, with few ex
ceptions, for violations of the statutes
against counterfeiting. One hundred
and eighty-one persons were convicted;
119 others pleaded guilty; 74 were In
dicted and are awaiting trial; 61
awaiting examination; 16 were nolle
pressed; 53 were discharged by
United States commissioners, and
84 were acquitted. Altered
and counterfeit notes, counterfeit
coins, etc. , were captured during the
year of an aggregate face value of al
most $5,000,000. There were also cap
tured 035 copper, steel and glass plates
for United States notes, state war:
rants, postage stamps, world's fair di
plomas, etc., also forty-seven dies for
counterfeiting coins, besides a large
quantity of crucibles, photographic
outfits, machinery, etc.
The number of arrests made of per
sons engaged in manufacturing and
handling counterfeit coins shows a
great increase of this branch of ooun'
Actor Arthur Dacre Kills His Actress
Wife and Himself.
Loxdo.v, Nov. 19. A special from
Sydney, New South Wales, says Ar
thur Dacre, the actor, and his wife,
Amy Roselle, were found dead recent
ly, the former with his throat cut, the
latter with a bullet wound in her
body. It is alleged that they became
despondent as a result of the failure of
their colonial tour and he shot her and
then killed himself.
New Yobk, Nov. 19. Mr. Daore,
whose family name is James, appeared
first in America in 1878 under Dion
Bouccicault, making his chief success
as Captain Molyneux in the "Shaugh
raun." He started in life as a doctor
and after studying at Guy's hospital
became M. D. On returning to Eng
land from this country Mr. Dacre sup
ported Mr. Wilson Barrett at the Lon
don court theater.
After Fourteen, Tears.
Kassas Citv, Ma, Nov. 19. Deputy
United States Marshal B. J. Pearman
of Neosho, arrived here to-day
with John O'Connor, a federal pris
oner, charged with the embezzlement
of $1,500 while he was postmaster at
Maryville, Mo., from 1880 to 1882. He
was apprehended at Neosho Sunday
morning at a hotel. He acknowledged
his identity, and is now to be brought
face to face with the charges against
him. O'Connor was one of the most
highly respected citizens of Maryville
when he was made postmaster. He
left home one morning for Omaha,
where he was to attend a gathering of
the old soldiers, and from that time
was not heard of. His family searched
the country, and offered a large re
ward, but was unable to find any
clue whatever, and after a long time
they relinquished the search.
Olathe Odd Fellows.
. Olatiik, Kan., Nov. 19. Olothe
lodge No. 19, L O. O. F., of this dity,
dedicated their new $7,000 building
and hall last night Invitations had
been sent to all the lodges in this
county, and at least 500 were present
from the city and county, besides
many from adjoining counties.
The building dedicated is one of the
best owned by any lodge in the state.
It is a beautiful two story brick, with
store rooms below and a spacious and
finely furnished hall above.
Japanese Coolies a Failure.
Washington, Nov. 18. Japanese
Coolie labor has been tried by the
French sugar planters of Guadeloupe
with most unsatisfactory results, ac
cording to the report of United States
Consul St. Croix do la Rocierre. Be
cause this class of labor had been em
ployed successfully in the Fiji islands
and New Caledonia, the Guadeloups
planters brought 490 Japanese to their
island at the end of 1894, and the re
sult was disappointing.
Sonday Papers Condemaed.
Richmond, Va., Nov. 19. The com
mittee on temperance and Sabbath ob
servance of the Virginia Methodist
conference to-day submitted a strong
report, in which Sunday excursions,
the rnnning of railway trains on Sun
day, and all sorts of pleasure on that
day were deprecated and a vigorous
protest was entered against the Sun
day newspaper, which was described
as a thing to make mental and moral
Bible Reading' Opposed.
Chicago, Nov. Is. At the meeting
of the Chicago Labor Congress Dele
gate F. G. Uopps introduaed a resolu
tion protesting against the proposed
reading of the bible in the publio
schools on the ground that the schools
should be devoted to the teaching of
economic principles and practical life,
leaving matters of religion to tho
choice of the individual The resolu
tion was adopted with little opposi
tion. A Girl for the Csar.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 18. At 9
o'clock a daughter was born to the
czar and czarina. Both mother and
child are doing well. Services con
nected with the birth of the infant
were hold in accordance with the rites
of the orthodox Greek church. The
baby has been named Olga.
Mishap at a Kansas Charivari.
FL0RZ5CE, Kan., Nov. 19. John
Sayrcs of Cedar Point is laid up with
a wound, as a result of participating
in a charivari Saturday night Nearly
all of the boys of the village were in
the party, and one of them became ex
cited and accidentally shot Sayres in
the shoulder with a 32 bullet
The First Flag- Hauler Dead.
Misobk, EL. Nov. 19. John T.
Cluer, who hauled down the first Con
federate flag from a masthead daring
the late war, died here Sunday. Tit
served in the navy four year

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