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WICHITA. KANSAS. WEDNESDAY! MORNING-, MARCH 21, 1888.
WHOLE NO. 1201
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Boasting and romancing (to put it mildly) pleaseth the eye and
catcheth a few floating dollars, but it don't catch the thoughtful or
make permanent customers.
We will hold a great special sale of ladies muslin underwear on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. This simple announce
ment if you are needing muslin underwear ought to bring you to us.
The goods advertised in the Sunday
during the week.
THE GLOBE !
firm who are fortunate
enough to have a stock like ours
certainly has the right to
TOOT THE HORN
A httle in their own behalf, but
we sbail make no more noise
ab mt our stock than is absolute
ly rece-sary to induce our
friends and neighbours to come
Our immense line of seasonable
attractions. A creat outlav of
hard work, hard sense and har d
c ish has be n expen ed to mafce
oui stock all rha, critical buyers
could poss'bly demand in variety
quality and price.
Special Cuts in all Departm'ts
Handsome line of satteenes at
jSkpron cbeck ginghams at 6 1-2
cents per yard.
Dres- gingt ams at 9 cents.
Beautiful corde dress ging
han a 13 1-2 cen s.
Gorkeous zeivhvr dress cine-
hams at 15 centt.
Pure Irish linen at 15 cents.
Good calico at 4 cents.
Nice lace scrim at 5 cents.
Checked and striped genuine
cham uray at 12 1-2 cents.
Ladies full regular solid color
hose at 25 cents
All silk veiling in spring shades
at 10 rents.
Pearl button3 at 2 1-2 cent per
Ladies Venetian lisle gloves a'
15 cents per pair.
Gents linen cuffs at 15 cent3
Gents Balbrjgan half hose at 12
cents oer pair
5 yards of u bleached mus
lin tor 25 ctnrs
Special sale of dress goods lasts
all week as well as our
Grand 5 Cent Sale.
Grand 15 Cent Sale,
Grand 25 Cent Sale.
Special sale of house furnish
ing goods all week, until Satur
day no lODger. Keal bargains.
Grand Gala Week
At "Wichita Dry Goods Mart
418 E. Douglas Avenue.
FOB STYLISH TRIMMING
The Old Keliie Milliners.
Your orders will foo promptlv fllled by
Kaufman & Kohers,
IK NORTH .MAIN ST. 1X
At Lowest Rates and Ready for
S. W. COOPER,
137 MAIN" STh WICHITA, ELANT
123 and 125 Main St
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FOLLOWING THE LAW.
Philadelphia, March 20. The license
court at present engaged in the examina
tion of applications for liquor licenses un
der the new license law, today annpunced
its decision upon the applications from the
first seven of the thirtyone wards'in the
city, and the effect of t their finding has
wrought consternation ancLsurprise in the
whole fraternity of saloonkeepers. . By
their action the judge's have signified a
policy of restriction ancTolose adherence to
the now law that wiHWjjesult in -the rejec
tion of more than 50 poj¢ of Ihe.whole
number of petitions, (pit of 727 petitions
acted upon from these seven wards, but
335 were granted. Fifteen petitions 'are
still held in abeyance. As against the 3350
licenses granted there are now 1330 saloons
operating in the seven wards tinder the
A QUEER ELOPEMENT.
Joplix, Mo., March 20. John Q. Bailey
came here from Indiana about two years
ago and was followed a year later by his
wife and six children. Previous to the ar-
n.val o ms family he boarded yith ins
his brother, James D. Bailey. Miss Eva,
daughter of the latter, soon formed an in
fatuation for her uncle and the latter exer
cised complete control over her. Her
parents remonstrated and finally forbade
the brother calling at the house. Yester
day morning the brother was missing
from his home and the girl was also absent
lrom the homo of her parents, and in a
letter left by her she said she had eloped
with her uncle and efforts to apprehend
them would prov futile. John Bailey is
40 years old, light in comploxion, spare
made and weighs 135 pounds. The girl is
but 20 years oid, has hazel eyes and dark
blown hair and weighs about 100 pounds.
MISSOURI PACIFIC EARNINGS.
Xew York, March 20. The statement
of the Gould southwestern system for the
year 1SS7 shows gross earnings for the en
tire system to be $34,164,964; operating ex
penses, $22S,2G9,924, and net earnings, 511,
33S.040. The gross earnings of the Missouri Pa
cific alone were $12,979,5S9; operating
expenses, $S,2S6,394; net earnings, $4,692,
995; interest, $2,349,400, balances, $2,343,589;
other incomes 3,014,261. Total income,
$5,357,350. Taxes, rentals and dividends,
$3,770,439; surplus per the year, $1,537,411.
A JOURNALIST DEAD.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 20. C. X. Shaw,
formerly managing editor of the Pittsburg
Dispatch, with a pioprietoi's interest, died
at 1 o'clock this morning after a prolonged
illness. Deceased was 40 years of age and
until his health failed tour years ago was
widely known as one of the brightest and
most successful newspaper workers in the
"Will move their office in a
few days to the corner room on
ground floor in Sedgwick block
corner Market and First streets,
where they will continue to loan
money at lowest rates.
BULL 4 EN
papers will be on sale
A.FRONTIER POST WANTED.
Eagle Pass, Texas, March 20. General
Rryes has left Piedras Negras for the City
of Mexico, having completed his investiga
tion into the invasion outrage on the 3d
inst. The memorial to be presented to
congress for the re-establishment of Fort
Duncan has been very numerously signed.
Fort Duncan was abandoned in 1S59. The
memorial expresses the belief that 'the
presence of a military force is absolutely
necessary, especially considering the
rapidly increasing intercourse with
Mexico. This post would obviate our
government's constant arraignment of our
neighbors for the violation of treaty'obli
Kations. Letters are set forth from
General Stanley, department of Texas, H.
H. Sheridan recommending the mainten
ance of the post here. The old site of Fort
Duncan is offered by the owner for 12,000.
SHOT BY A MOB.
Birmingham, Ala., March 20. Jeff
Curry, a negro who worked in the Blue
Creek mines, a few miles from this city,
and who was under arrest, was taken
from officers who had him in charge Sun
day night and shot by a mob of unknown
men, his body being completely riddled
with bullets. Curry had a dispute with
Miner Powell but no blows were ex
changed. Shortly afterwards Powell
caused the negroe's arrest, charging him
with carrying concealed weapons. Shortly
after dark two officers started with him to
this city where they were to place him in
'ail. When they came to a deserted spot
m-the road they were suddenly attacked
by the mob who took their prisoner from
them, and leading him a snort distance
away commenced firing. Curry dropped
dead instantly and his murderers made
MORE BALD KNOBBERS CONFESS.
St. Louis, Mo., March 20. Two more of
the indicted bald knobbers have presented
written confessions to the sheriff. Amos
Jones and William Stanley follow John
Matthews in their plea for mercy and
manage to weave a story showing that their
presence had a tendency for a peace gather
ing. They take the opportunity to assail
Charley Graves and accuse him of being
jointly responsible with Bill Walker in
attrocious murders while they used every
endeavor to restore order and prevent
bloodshed. At the same time John
Matthews admits that he knocked old man
Green down with his Winchester. Each
one declares Charley Simmons innocent of
any act or intention agahist the family.
The plea savors of a crv for mercy and re
venge on Charley Graves.
DERANGED BY CIGARETTES.
Louisville, Ky.. March 20. Father
Taafe, who has been a Catholic priest at
Fleiningsburg two years, has apparently
become temporarily deranged by smoking
cigarettes. He recently confessed a mis
demeanor and paid a fine to escape scan
dal, as he said.- Inquiry showed he had
committed no misdemeanor. Father Hicky,
of Maysly, hearing this, called on Taafe,
who denied having paid any fine. Even
when confronted with the evidence, he re
membered nothing of it. Taate had been
smoking cigarettes very freely, sometimes
one hundred a day. and it is feared it will
be necessary to take him to an infirmary.
AVERTED BY AN INSANE WOMAN.
TIFFIN, O., March 20. Ralph Smith, a
3-year-old child of Lizzie Smith, an unfor
tunate inmate of the county infirmary, was
fatally burned in his mother's rooms at
that institution this morning while she
was at work in the kitchen. It is supposed
the child set fire to his night clothing with
a match. Mary Barber, an insane woman,
heard the screams, and, wrapping her
clothing around him, extinguished the
flames and the burning bed afterward,
thus doubtless saving the entire institu
tion from being destroyed and an appalling
loss of life. A panicamong the insane in
mates, who occupy the adjacent rooms,
was averted with "difficulty. The child
died this afternoon.
COLLISION BETWEEN TRAINS.
San Francisco, March 20. In a collision
on the Central Pacific near Cisco this after
noon between two freight trains, the two
engines attached to each train and a num
ber of cars were badly wrecked. Engineer
Johu Pickens was killed instantly and
several others injured. Four other persons
employed on the trains are missing and it
is feared are buried in the debns.
THE PAINTERS STRIKE.
Chicago, March 20. The painters strike
in this city has been inaugurated, but
there seems to be a wide difference of opin
ion regarding the number of -men who
have cone out. Members of the Painters'
union declare that 1,300 quit -work, while
the bosses say there are no moretnan 300.
It is thought that tho strike will be short I
CHANGES ffE MILLS TARIFF BILL
Postoffice Department Expenditures
Shown to Considerably Ex
ceed the Eecfipts.
The President TransmitSfa Message to Con
gress, Revealing Great Land
Frauds in Oregon.
Other Capital Notes The Houses of Con
gressThe Committee on, Labor to
the Front in the House.
Washington, March 2a In addition to
those already indicated several amend
ments were made by the ways and means
committee in the Mills tariff bill before its
completion in committee. One of these
touches ornamentaL earthen ware, which is
made dutiable by the bill at 40 per cent ad
valorem. This earthen ware is by amend
ment raised to the class above it in the
bill, and made to pay a duty of 43 per cent
ad valorem, whereas thepresent duty is oo,
In the iron schedule entire clause relat
ing to steel ingots and fixing the duty on
that class of manufactures which was re
classified to some extent at 57 per cent ad
valorem was stricken from the bill, leaving
the duty at the present figure of 45 percent
In the section relating to gloves and fix
ing the duty on them at 45 per cent ad
valorem, exception was made in case of
gloves made of silk taffeta, which were
placed at 50 per cent ad valorem to equal
the duty on silk from which they are man
ufactured. Hemp, flax and jute, which now pay
about 30 per cent duty ad valorem and
which the original bill proposes to place at
25 per cent was still further reduced last
night to 15 per cent.
Piesent indications are that the bill will
be reported td the honse in the early part
of next week, although the committee has
not yet formally decided what the report
THE ALDRICH BILL AMENDED.
Washington, March 20. The senate
committee on finance this morning
amended the Aldrich bill tojauthorize the
secretary of the treasury to apply surplus
money in the treasury to the purchase of
the United States bonds or to prepayment
of interest on the public debt and ordered
a favorable report upon it.
The first section of the original bill au
thorizing the purchase of bonds with the
surplus is stricken out.
The bill as it stands authorizes the sec
retary to receive any 4 per cent bonds and
issue in exchange 2 per cents payable at
maturity of 4 per cents and exempt from
state and municipal taxation. The com
mittee also authorized Senator Sherman
to report favorably the bill to wipe out
charges against states for the loan of 1S36.
It amounts to between 520,000,000 and
LARD MANUFACTURERS' CASES.
Washington, March 20. Counsel for
manufacturers of refined lard opened their
case before the house committee on agri
culture this morning. James Matthews
was called and testified that he had worked
for six or seven j ears for Squire & Co. He
said that Squire & Co. made two kinds of
lard leaf lard and pure lard. Leaf laid
was made from leat only and pure lard
was made from hogss' heads, hogs' feet,
rough lard and white grease.
Beport of the Sixth Auditor of the Post
office Department Expenditures.
Washington, March 20.-The report of the
sixth auditor of the receipts and expendi
tures of the postoffice department for the
quarter ending September 30. 1SS7, shows
the total receipts to have been $12,079,617,
and the total expenditures $13,805,513. Of
this amount .$161,674 is chargable to previ
ous years. The deficiency for the quarter
were f"206,715 less than for the proceding
quarter, and expenditures f421,33S. Esti
mates made at the treasury department
indicote that the present rate of expense
of collecting the revenue from customs
cannot be maintained up to the close of the
present fiscal year under the available
balance of the general appropriation,
without creating a deficiency of i400,(XM).
Secretary Fairchild has therefore deter
mined upon a reduction of expenses to that
amount during the remainder of the fiscal
year, being $100,000 a month. The reduc
tion has been apportioned among the dif
ferent customs collection districts and the
collectors have been instructed to re-adjust
so as to bring the total expenses within the J
limit, fivori nnnn Ac tho fnrna iunTnt lui ,
reduced without seriously crippling the
service, the saving can only be effected by
a general reduction of salaries. Congress
will be asked to provide for the ser
vice upon its present basis for the balance
of the fis-cal year and if that is done,
the reduction will be only temporary.
Washington, March 20. The swamp
lands act.now on the calendar in the house,
will be called up bv Mr. McRea, of Ar
kansas, at as early a day after the passage
of the general law bill as possible. It is
a very important bill, and will settle the
whole question which has been agitating
the whole interior department for years.
By the act of 1S50 congress granted to all
the states, for the purpose of reclamation,
1 all swamp lauds and overflowed lands
i within their limits. No provision was
made tor selection, ana in time many
lands which were sold came within the
land grant roads, and were selected as
homesteads or taken up by bounty land
warrants. The states claimed indemnity
or pay for the lands, and the general gov
ernment turned over all money it
had received for such lands. It had
not. however, received pay for homesteads
land warrants and land grant selections,
and in pay for these indemnity scrip was
issued to "the states. Then the question
come up as to the right of states to select
land on the scrip in any part of the public
domain. It was so decided for a time, but
the secretarv finallv denied this about ten
years ago and asserted tl.at these selections j
must De made witnm me umiis oi tne
states. The case was carried to the court
of claims, but it dodged the whole ques-)
tion, asserting that the matter was res .
ad judicata as Tar as the secretary was con-'
cerned, and he was compelled to act as if
the matter was aiready settled. This act
of congress is to retire the scrip by paying
states or parties holding it ?L25 per acre
for land represented by it.
TVasiuNGTON, March 20. The president
today sent to the two houses of congress a
communication from the secretary of the
interior, with a great mass of papers, in
relation to a zrant of public land to tho
state of Or von for construction of wason
roads. The presentation of facts by the
secretary, the president says, is the result
of an examination which has developed, as
it seems to him (the president) moat un
blushing frauds npon the government,
which, if remaining unchallenged, will di
vert several hundred thousand acres of
land from the public domains and from
the rights of settlers to those
who have attempted to pervert and prosti
tute the benefits designed by the govern-
ment. The government sought by prom
ise of generous donations of lands to pro
mote building of wagon roads for public
convenience and for the encouragement of
settling on public lands. The roads have
not yet been built. A bill accompanies
the communication which the president
submits with the recommendation that it
may become a law and with the earnest
hope that an opportunity thus presented
to demonstrate sincere desire to preserve
the puDlic domain for settlers and to
frustrate unlawful attempts to appropri
ate the same may not be neglected.
A Minority and Adverse Report to the Bill
Wood Released from Custody.
Washington, March 20. Chairman'
Clardy and Mr. Crisp, of the house com
mittee have made a minority and adverse
report on the postal telegraph bill formu
lated by the majority of the committee.
The report says that in the opinion ot the
minority, the government should not de
scend into the realm of private business.
Its proper function is to enforce the prin
cipals of justice. To assume that it is not
practicable to do this except by supplying
competition, is an evidence that it should
abdicate its prerogatives. The govern
ment does not owe to the individual cheap
telegraphy or cheap telephony or any other
cheap service, but it does owe to him pro
tection against extortion, against unjust
and exorbitant charges for services
rendered by common carriers. These com
mon carriers are compelled under the law
to render service at the demand of the
customer. For this they are entitled to
just and reasonable compensation. With
this in view the minority submits a sub
stitute for the committee's bill, the
Spooner interstate telegraph bill, as re
ported by Senator Regan.
The department of state is informed by
General Brags, our minister to Mexico,
that Oliver ood, of the United States,
who was arrested by the Mexicans in
January last on the charge of complicity
with the bandit Francilo Bernal, has been
released, this result having been brought
about by the prompt action of Thomas 13.
Coney, secretary of the United States
legation in Mexico, who was then acting
Washington, March 20. Among the
bills reported from committees aud placed
on the calendar were the following:
To encourage holding a national indus
trial expoeition of arts, mechanics and
products of the colored race in the United
States in 1SS3-S9.
Providing that pensions be rated accord
ins; to rank held at date of discharge.
Mr. Blair's biil giving preference in ap
pointment to ollice of disabled confederate
soldiers over all other classes of citizens
who had been disloyal was debated at
great length. It finally went over till to
morrow without action.
After an executive session the senate ad
Washington, March 20. Mr. O'Xeil,
of Missouri, introduced a bill to protect
free labor and the industries in which it is
employed from the injurious effects of
convict labor by confining the sale of goods,
wares and merchandise manufactured by
convic labor to the state in which they
are produced. A penalty of fine and im
prisonment and forfeiture of goods isim
poj5ed for any violation of the law.
Mr. Enloe. of Tennessee, rising to a
question of privileges, read a petition in
favor of the bill to regulate the classifica
tion and compensation of postmasters.
This petition, he said, was signed in re
sponse to a circular sent out by an attorney
in tins city. The circular named various
members of congress as reference, but lie
had learned that those references were
Mr. O'Neill, of Missouri, from the com
mittee on labor, reported the bill to estab
lish a department of labor. Committee of
whole. Also the bill to preent the
product of convict labor being furnished
or for use in any department in the gov
ernment House calendar.
A bill was reported to authorize the
president to confer brevet rank on army
officers for gallant services in Indian cam
paigns. House calendar.
A bill was reported to prevent the em
ployment of convict and aihen labor on
public works. House calendar.
In the consideration morning hour, the
house resumed the consideration of the
resolution assigning four days for the
transaction of business reported by the
committee on laoor. The opponents of the
resolution, led by Mr. Rogers, of
Arkansas, proceeded to obstructive
methods to prevent action.
After one roll call Mr. O'Neill, of Mis
souri, stated that he was willing to amend
the resolution by striking out the clause of i
limitmir the time of debate on each meas-
ure caiea "P
ln 01X.er CO
lle wouici uo tins, he said.
remove the pretext
whicn gentlemen were resorting to fllh-
Mr. Rogers said that the gentleman had
no right to impugn the motive of any gen
tleman by charging that he w;is acting
under a pretext. The charge made bj" the
gentleman from Missouri was not true,
fco far from acting under a pretext, he was
acting in good faith and endea onnc to
do the country a benefit. The reason he
was offering obstruction to this resolution
was that the committee on labor, with four
bills on the calendar, wjis asking to have
four days assigned to it, when the appro-
pnation bills remained undisposed oi ana
wnen the committee on ways and means
was maturing a bill affecting the interest
of honest labor a hundred tunes more than
any conceivable proposition over which the
committee on labor had jurisdiction.
Mr. O'Neill, of Mis&nuri. mentioned sev
en important bills on the calendar trader J
report from the committee on labor. I ,
will tell these gentlemen, he said, that you
(indicating Rogers; have talked out this '
morninc hour, that you have accomplished j
vour purpoe and that you nave &imply j
been tne tool mat nas oeen ustu mr xnai i
Mr. Rogers demanded that the words be
taken down, which was done, aud they
were read at the clerk's desk.
Mr. Cox, of New York, moved that the
gentleman from Missouri be allowed to
proceed in order, and the motion being
agreed to "Mr. O'Neill resumed the floor
amid applause. He said that the duties
of the committee on labor were
very anxious and that gentle
men on that committee were
placed in a very peculiar position liable to
beint: pronounced as demagogues and
catering to labor whenever they brought
in a billabout labor. As a member of that
committee he m obliged to stand here
two days in an effort to seenre the consid-
eration of a number of important labor I
bills and see the time frittered away by
hilla xnri ' - frit wa. fnftaw1 -I tt T" fir I
men who, as leaders of the hon-e. saoalu
be the first to respond to the demand of
the workingmen for a right to be heard, j
(Appiaase.; u at nad digress m ms re
marks as to whv certain men did certain
things, it was because Saturday he had
beard this man and that man suggesting
to certain members of the house to make
such and such a motion, not being willing
to stand up and shoulder the respoajibilijy
Mr. Rogers said that he would cot
emulate the gentleman from Missouri.
He had too much respect for the house and
for himself to do so. When the gentle
man charged that he (Rogers) was a tool of
anybody he charged what was absolutely
nntrue. Earjy in the debate he had asked
that the time limitation clause be stricken
from the bill but consent had been re
fused. Mr. Tarsney, of Michigan, said that a
proposition to that effect nad been offered
t a the gentleman within the past twenty
Mr. Rogers replied that that was not
true. It had been about to be offered
when the gentleman from Missouri had
impugned his motives, but it never had
Mr. Buchanan, of New Jersey, in behalf
of the committee on labor, proposed an el
limination of that clause; and this having
been agreed to, Mr. Rogers withdrew his
opposition, and the resolution was adopt
ed. It sets aside the 20th and 21st of March,
the 19th of April and the 16th of May for
the purpose stated. Mr. O'Neil withdrew
any remarks of a personal and offensive
character, being, he said,' willing to for
give anybody and everybody.
In pursuance of the terms of the resolu
tion just adopted, the floor was accorded
to the committee on labor and bills were
passed for the protection in their wages of
mechanics, laborers and servants in the
district of Columbia and the territories
and extending the provisions of the eighth
hour law to ietter earners.
The bill referring to the court of claims
for adjustment of the accounts of laborers,
workmen and mechanics, arisiug under
the eight-hour law was taken up.
Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, while he was in
favor of any'measure directing the enforce
ment of the eight-hour law, criticised the
pending bill. It proposes to go back
twentyyears and pay the government em
ployes who had received their wages and
receipted for them for the hours in excess
of eight which they had worked. They
had received larger'wagcs than had been
payed at private establishments and they
expected uo more. He did not think that
congress should bring in claims twenty
years old, and in the name of labor cast an
additional burden of taxation upon labor.
The bill would involve an expenditure of
$10,000,000 or $15,000,000.
Pending further debate the committee
rose and the house adjourned.
IS HE A MURDERER!
Ft. Worth, Tex., March 20.-About 6
o'clock this evening J. L. Marshall, repre
senting a St. Louis piper, met Bob Staf
ford, a well-known hack driver, on the
street and said: "How are you Hodgens?"
Stafford drew back and said: "You are
mistaken, sir; I do not know you." Mar
shallexcused himself and walked on.dcbat
ing why Stafford declined to recognise
him. and then suddenly remembered that
Hodgens had in the fall of lSS4or 1SS5 mur
dered a well known Illinois citizen at somo
littlo town in Illinois. He went'at once to
City Marshal Farmer and gave him the
facts, and Stafford was quietly arrested
and hidden in Farmer's room to await
news from the governor of Illinois, who
had been telegraphed to. It was nearly
midnight when Stafford's friends larned
of his arrest, and they are at work to get a
writ of habeas corpus.
The marshal says the murder was a
cow artlly one; that the cirens inert were
fieecini; the farmers by a swindle, that tho
murdered man objecting, Hodgens shot
him in the back, and in the excitement got
away. He says the Illinois and St. Louis
papers were full of the affair at the time.
Stafford says he is not the man wanted.
His father is said to be in St. Louis.
London, March 20. The Mark Lane Ex
press, in its weekly review of the grain
trade says: "Tha English wheat trade is
improving. The sales for the week were
77,227 quarters at 30s, Gd, per quarter,
against 41,865 quarters at 32s, lid during
the corresponding week last year. Tn the
foreiim trade stagnation prevails. Imports
of wheat are smaller, but the production
of flour is larger and keeps down nrices.
The freight per steamer on parcels of wheat
from New York to Liverpool is only 2d per
qnarter. and there is a prospect that wheat
will again Le paid for as ballast. Flour
barely maintains its former values. Maizu
is slow to sell. Grinding barleys are
agaii'st buyers, and 3d dearer, Oats were
in small supply during the wepk and 01
higher. Four cargoes of wheat arrived
off the coast during the we'k. seven car
goes were sold, two were withdrawn and
At today's market English and foreign
wheats were weaker at a decline of Gd.
Flour was in large supply and 3d and Gd
Oats advanced an additional Gd. Beans
were Gd cheaper. White peas Gd dearer.
Lentilcs Is and Is cheaper. Linseed 6d and
MADE MAD BY JEALOUSY.
Denvizk, Col.. March 20. About two
years ago Charles Swcighart, ti Germau
about 40 years of age, was divorced from
his wife in this city, since when he has
been living in Utah. lie returned from
there this morning and went to a boarding
house kept by his former wife, three miles
from the city, and demanded breakfast.
The woman refued, saying her attornev
advi-Jjd her to have nothing to do with
hirn, and he immediatelv drew a revolver
and fired three shots at fier without pffect.
She ran screaming from the house, and
jumped into the hack in front of the door
in which he had driven to the boiute. The
driver put whip to the horses and drove j
rapidly aWay. but not before the insane
man had fired three more shots into the
carriage, none of which harmed the wo
man. He then returned to the houe and
opened fire on Charles Reaham and George
Kreiner, two boarders who had entered.
Reaham's right arm was broken and
Kreimer received a ball through he tem
pie and died instantly.
Sweighart then pointed the revolver at!
his own head and f nt a ball crnbin t
through his skull, scattering his Drains all
over the room.
Nebraska Citt, Neb March 20. Mrs.
John Moody, wife of one of the most prom
inent and wealthy farmers liring near
Syracase, this county, committed suicide
yesterday by taking ".trychnine and lauda
num. The suicide was deliberate. De
ceased retired early, arose about 11 o'clock
and took a bath, put on her finest under
wear, laid out ber richest dresses, and took
the poison, dying in a few hours, fche was
well known throughout the county, and
the 'ad affair cauvd much excitement In
tha; neighborhood Family trouble Is
supposed to have bt-en the cause.
Fobt SMrni, Ark., March 19. C. K.
Spratt. the well known cotton buyer, com
mitted suicide by taking thirty-fire grains
of morphine. lie was well known and an
expert in his line. He had pemlatd
heavily in cotton futures lately, causing
financial ruin. An officer has been look
ins for him for everal days on a charge
preferred by leading merchants for obtain
in? money under fale preinsi. Thb,
with rambling and drinkins, was the
cause of the act. He leaver a wife in ShT
lnan, Texas, the daughter of Judge "Wood.
NoirwiCH. Conn., March 0. Frank Hop
kins, aged CO years, and Mrs. Emeline
Whitney, his house keeper, aged TO, were
found dead near their hoaes in Putnam
today. They had perbhed in last week's
Nkw YonK, March 0. Jcrph D. Sicr
Kee & Co., proprietors of the Pea Knitting
Mills atPniladelphia, and No, 02 Whfw
street, this city, has tnade an aIgameaL
Liabilities about $100,000; nominal aMta
A STATE TREASURER MISSIXG
WITH THE CASH.
State Treasurer Tate, of Kentucky,
a Defaulter ta the Tune
The Discovery a Startlinc ReTelatiou
His Accounts in the Hands of
A Sketch of "Honest Dick's" Longr Term 6T
Tublic Service His Where
FRANKFOirr, Ky., March 20. Governor
Bnckner this morning suspended Treas
urer of State Tate. Tato is charged with,
default in his office and it is said has fled
the suite. The defaulting official has been
treasurer for twenty-one years. He was
considerea the soul of honor and the news
will produce a tremendous sensation
throughout the stnte. It L thought Tate's
shortage will amount to between 550,000
A later dispatch from Frankfort states
that the investigation immediately insti
tuted on the recommendation of Governor
Buckner has up to 11 o'clock this morning
disclosed a deficit in Tate's office of $130,
000, and that the irregularities seem to run
back eleven years.
The discovery of Tate's shortage is tho
result of examination of his books com
menced some dajs ago by an expert
accountant. The governor has placed tho
treasurer's office hi charge oi Auditor
Hewitt and Attorney General Hardin.
Treasurer Tate's bond was for $30,000 uud
is well covered. He was In Louisville
Saturday uitrht where he was observed to
be drinking hard, an unusual thing for
him. Since that time lie has not been seen,
and his whereabouts is unknown.
James Wm. Tate was elected stato
treasurer in ISoT, having been nominated
by the Democrats. He has been re-elected
continually at each election since then,
making his tenure of office twenty years.
On August 16, in the last Democratic con
vention, ho had no opposition for nomina
tion as state treasurer. Everybody laughed
at the idea of opposing "honest old Dick
Tate." He received the Democratic nomi
nation for ten consecutive times. His ma
jorities have always stood among tho
largest ou his ticket, and merry, honest,
jolly "Dick 'late" has been one of tho
most widely knowu and unlverwill liked
men in Kentucky, in addition to being
stato treasurer, ho was commissioner of
the sinking fund and was one of those in
trusted with the management of tho stato
A dispatch just received from Frankfort
says Mr. May has ofTered a resolution la
the house for a reward of $.j0,00t for tho
arrest of J. W.Tate. It is a joint resolu
tion, and lies over one day under the rules.
The exact amount of his shortage it is
impossible as vet to state, but it is any
where from 150,0(M) to $400,000. Tho in
ventigation was brought about by tho
strange action of Tate himself. On Thurs
day last Senator Wright states that he bad
a long talk with Tate, who questioned
him closely and at great length as to tho
exact provisions in extradition treaties be
tween tho United Suites and Canada, and
also made Iingthy Inquiries on the treaty
between the United States and Mexico.
At tho conclusion of the talk, which was
one of great length, Tate thanked Senator
Wright for the information. It began to
be rumored around the streets that there
was only a small amount In bank to tho
credit of Tate and when tho treasurer
was not seen either on Friday or
Saturday, Auditor Hewitt suggested thm?.
an investigation of the circumstance
should be immediately made. What hits
become of the money no one can tell. Tato
never speculated nor gambled. He is Im
lieved to have been an extravagant liter.
But year by juar the money has leaked
out, the shortage seems to run back a
do.en years. It is said that Mr. Tate set
his son-in-law, Alfred .Martin, up in busi
ness a few years ago, which business
proved unprofitable, but this could not
nave cost over $10,000. The almost univer
sal theory is that "Uncle Dick's" k I mines
of heart ran away with his busine in teg
rity. Mr. Ilcrnon, of this rity, ho was nt
one time teller in a bank ut Frankfort
says that Tate's defalcation will Jn
volvo parties aud state officials of
high standing. He says that it was
tho custom of many of the Mat
officials to ko to Tate and get him to cash
notes for them, premising to nay as soon
as their vouchers were clue. When they
secured their vouchers, however, they
would defer payment, and tho good
natured treasurer, falling to push the
claims, accumulated a mass of such wcur
ities as by this time must be simply ap
palling. There is no indication that Mr.
Tate took anv amount with him. Tho
largest part of the shortage "em to have
occurred in 1WS and 187. Of courw the
report of the investigators alone will fur
nish defines light as to when and to whom
Mr. Tate loaned money. It Is said memor
anda in the treasurer's offic nhowtihmn
of 32.",0i"i0 to the Yoeuian company, and an
other of !."a),0C) to a whisky trust. These
statements cannot be verified or
proven false until the auditor
and secretary of state complete their work,
nor can it be acertalned whether thews
amounts, if borrowed, were ever returned..
It has b"en Mr Tate's custom to will's up
every year, and never until now wa ti;er
the lit hesitation on the part of tb
treasury to square accounts with thj
Auditor. This lynr, howerer, there u
delay and procrastination "W hen Audita
Hew.t- announced hi readiues for th
annual settlement Treasurer ThW put
him oif. Hi earth was not all entered up;
then other exen-es were made This thing
has b-en going on since January until t
last the auditor got urgent. Thurwhsy
Mr. Tate went to Louisville Ksyingfa! .
would be hack Friday. Friday hj did not
return nor Saturday, The family
grew uneasy a did alo tb
auditor. Telegraph correspondence elicit
ed the fact that Mr Tate paid his bill aud
left the IyOuIsTJHc hoM rri'biy morning,
InYAnz a innnnati train. Then Auditor
Hewitt ordered a babinc- of hi voucher,
which Wit compared with the Uxnking
balance, and It wasiaund that then? wm
in the bank f 124,0f5 lew than the vouchers
ra'ed for. Then came the conference, tho
ret elation and the suspension by the gov
ernor, and now about th? whereabout of
th- misn;c money, Borne f Tate ha
gone to Mexico, others to Canada, others
that he has not Wt tfae fct. Hi wtf
and daughter are vertTnuita protr&Uxi.
GIVEN A SEND-OFF,
CoSFnocrosr, Mjtrcfa Z).St:rml day
since John Tharp was incarcerated lo tbs
county jsJi tar shooting with intent to kill
Charles McMaao TeaterdaT Mi Ra
chel Clough appeared at the jail accom
panied by "ijquire J. T. Slromoas. Sheriff
Manner t once admitted tb fAir lirieger,
and In the preenc f the other priocer
Mi Ciouim end Joan natwl tho rt-
, fcpoRslbiliUes of a married life. After ecra
1 gratulatloas Sheriff Manner permitted tho
t lushing bride to remain in th jail for
; two hours, and during that time John's
fellow prisoners organized a "calithtatn
iah bandand with tin mate, tin .
i etc., Tfgonm.ly serecaded tha perspiring