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7FmwWWm H3v-'V vl WlitteU ailtj ultx ntttfott: taiug, gril 28, 1889. IRST SI1 OPENING OF THE SAMOAN CONFER ENCE AT BERLIN. Negotiations Likely to be Main tained for Months, Involv ing Every Point. The Amarioan Delegates Warmly Eeceiyeu by the Iron Onanoellor-Mr. BateB Makes Explanation. Claims for Plundering German Citizens at Samoa will be Asked by Germany- Bismarok Confident that the Matter roll ba Easily Settled WEATHER BULLETIN. SlGXAL Office. Wichita, Knn.. April 7. The highest temperature vras 73, the lowest o. aud the mean 5S. with fresh north winds higher followed by fall ing barometer, cooler clear weather. Maximum velocity of the wind: North, U miles per hour at 2:55 p. m. Reduced barometer at 7 a. m. 30.100 inches: at 7 p. m. 29.9S1 inches. Mean relative humidity 53 per cent Last year on April 27 the temperature was: At 7 a. m. 67, at noou G2, at 7 p. m. 62, mean C4:' 6 degrees warmer than this year. Fred L. Johnson. Observer. WAR Department, Washington, D. C, April 27. The Indications for twenty-four hours, commencing Sunday, April 2S, at 7 a. m. For Missouri, and Kanas, fair, warmer winds, shifting to easterly and southerly. Special indications for New York City and vicinity Tuesday and Monday fair weather with a temperature55 to C0. northerly winds. THE SAMOAIT CONFERENCE, America's Delegates Warmly Eeceived by the Bismarcks. CopyrlKhtlSS9brtli New York Associated Press. 1 BERLIN, April 27 The members of the commission to consider the questions con- romlnir Samoa have seen Prince Bismarck and Count Herbert Bismarclc The former briefly expressed his confidence tliat tue conference would bo harmonious. The foreign office asked to ba assured of an oarly termination of the negotiations. The commission, however, expect that the sit tings will be protracted for several months, especially if the charges against Klein are brought up. Prince Bismarck certainly intends to place tho evidence of Ilerr Brandeisand Kuappe and others before the conference but he has abandoned the claims for indemnity arising from Klein's action. This concession ought to shorten proceedings. Tho claim against the ba moans for plundering German traders aud planters will be maintained. There is reason to believe that England supports the principle of German demands, and it is said that the American debates are empowered to admit it. The indemnity is not likely to irive rise to any disagreement, merely a question as to accuiacy of the claims presented. The foreign office v,otVinr1 nf lnnr nrPKHTltKdifliculties. 1' l'Om the nature of the communications between Count Herbert Bismarck and Hamburg firms interested in Samoa, it is surmised j that tho indemnity will take tho form of ' extended land cessions, supervised by a j land board composed of representatives from Samoa, Germany, England and the United States. Mr. Bayard's scheme of ,...-r.m,.Tit wiiifii includes a roval coun cil and legislature composed of two hou-es In which tho three uowers will be repre sented, will not be entertained. Prince Bismrck adhering to the priuciple of non intervention with tho local government. The official papers rather affect indiffer ence toward the conference. Mr. Bates explained to Count Herbert Bismarck that since the publication pf the official dispatches in tho white book, which showed the attitude of the German government, bib article in the Century Macaziue. which he had written as a pri vale and uninformed person, had lost all point. He said that he had the utmost es teem for Germany, to which country America owed much. Nothing was furth er from his thoughts than to wound either the German nation or the German govern ment. Mr. B.ites said he desired that this statement be published and he trusted it would remove entirely any ill felling toword him. Prince Bismarck showed a perfect familiarity with the Samoan question. He expressed the hopo that tho conferenca would be brief. He referred frequently to the diplomatic and parliamentary experi ence of Messrs. Kasson and Phelp3. Tho first sitting was held at 2:S0 p. in. today at the foreign office. CIVIL SERVICE EULES. They Will Go in Operation on Eailway Mails May L Washington, April 27. On next Wednesday, May!, the railway mail ser vice will be subject to tho civil service law, rules and regulations and any and all ap pointments to positions other than those excepted by law will thereafter be made only upon certificate from the civil service commission. An effort had been made to induce the president to again extend the time at which the law bringing tho rail way mail mail service under civil service law and rules would become operative, but ho has decided against further postpone ment. The reasons urged for further de lay were that but comparatively few of the experienced men who hud left tho ser vice within the last four years could, within the fewaays yet remaining, be reappointed and restored to service without danger of appointing men whose fitness has in u measuro at least become impaired and that the civil service coin mission could not by the 1st of May be come fully ready to make certifications from all parts of the country. The presi dent, however, was of the opinion that as the commission had concluded itsprepara t ions, except as to a very few states and territories, no particular harm could re sult from allowing the law to go into ef fect on the day previously designated. THE BIRTH OF GRANT. The Second Annual Banquet Commem oratimx the Event, New York, April 27. The second annu al banquet in commemoration of the birth of Ulysses S. Grant was held tonight at Delmonlco's, Hon. C. M. Depew presiding. Over the chairman's head hnng an oil por trait of. Grant, flanked by Washington and Lincoln and surrounded by the national colors. One hundred and fifty guests were seated at the twelve circular tables. Among those present were General W. T. Eberman, Attorney General W. H. H. Miller, Secretary John W. Noble, Governor Buckner. of Kentucky, John A. Slicher, Allen Thorndyko Rice, Sherman S. Rog ers, S. L. Woodford, Hon. Floyd King. Henry Glewes, Thomas C. Piatt. Joseph W. Hawley. John C New. John J. Knox, U. S. Grant, Jr., Colonel Elliott F. Shep ard, General Horace Porter, General John M. Schofleld, General O. O. Howard, Cal vin S. Brice, Samuel Sloan and General Wagner Swayne. Letters of regret were received from President Harri&on, ex-President Cleve land, Vice President Morton, Governor Bill and others. FOUND DEAD IN A FREIGHT CAR. Cairo, I1L, April 27. Tho body of a white man known as James Farrell, a com parative stranger, was found in an Illinois Central freight car this morning. It had been deprived of nearly all its clothing. A seveie contusion was found on the head, which proved to have been inflicted by a severe blow with some blunt implement. The body was taken to the hospital, a post mortem examination had, and the conclusion reached was that the man was murdered It was developed during the day that a ne gro named Luther Branch had quarreled with the deceased last evening, and had struck him oa the head with a plank. It appears that aftr receiving the blow Far rell went away and landed in the freight car for the night, where a brace of negroes discovered him during the nicht, and, thinking him drunk, robbed lam of his clothing and left him nearly naked, as he was found this morning. Branch was ar rested this af ternoou after a lively chase, being found hidden away in an outhouse on the premises of a friend in the colored ward o the city. He is in jail. SPAIN IS ALARMED. LONDON, April 27. The Catholic con gress now in session is causing the Span ish government no end of exasperation and alarm, although it has been in session only two days. On the first day the con gress, by a unanimous vote, formulated a communication to the pope declaring the main purpose of the congress to be to en deavor to obtain the restoration of the temporal power of the Holy See. This ac tion caused a great howl in government circles and the prelates foremost in con ducting the proceedings of the congress were promptly remonstrated with. The feelings of the ministry can be better im agined than described when, upon the second day of the conference, the pro ceedings were enlivened by a speech from one of 'the leading delegates violently de nouncing the Italian government for its action in denying to tho pope the sover eignity of the territory wrested from his temporal control by Victor Emanuel, of Sardinia, as the culminating act of his unification of Italy. The cause of the exasperation of tho Spanish authorities will be quite apparent when it is explained that the Spanish bishops specifically promised in ad vance of the assembling of congress Hint: nnt-.Viinrr hhonlll be said Or iinnu tn th course of thei proceedings of that body that could pos sibly be construed as giving offense to King Humbert, the promise being under stood to have been given as the price of permission to hold the convention. The occasion of the official alarm is entirely obvious. Spiin has every reason in the world for wishing to remain upon the most amicable terms with Italy, and not the slightest cause for offending her; yet there is a papal body presumably sitting devoting the entire work of the first two days of its sittings at me opanisn capital to the denunciation of Italy and declara tion of its purpose to bend its efforts toward wresting the former papal territory from Italian control. It may, therefore, be inferred that the congress will receive a stronger admonition than the officials have yet given to its leaders, and that further persistence in its present course will result in the application of drastic measures to compel compliance with the government's wishes regarding expressions of hatred for a friendly power. THE AMALGAMATED ASSOCIATION. Pittsburg, Pa. April 27. All delegates to the annual Amalgamated association convention were mailed a copy of tho pro gram of business to come up before that body. The document contains suggestions of different lodges ou changes in the dif ferent departments, as boiling muck, roll ing, scrapping, etc., and from these sug gestions the scale committee will formu late the scale of prices governing wages for 1SS'J-1890, When this is presented to the convention every clause will be passed upon by the dele gates, and it will then be turn d over to the conferenbe committee, which meets the manufacturers. It is generally con ceded that the scale will be prac ically the same as last year, except that a cut will be made in nailers wages to enable other manufacturers to compete with the Bell aire works, where a reduction of nearly 20 percent ha, been accepted by the nailers. The rougnersanu catcners win meet, on Suuday to insist that their demands be given a hearing at the Amalgamated con vention, and if not, they threaten to cause serious dissensions. Atthesnme tune it is reported that a meeting of manufacturers was called last Monday by Jo-eph D. Weeks, secretary of the Western Iron association, in orner to reorganize the Association of Iron and Steel Mill owners. This is with a view of enforcing a sweeping reduction in wages. The manufacturers expect that th'ey will be very materially aided by dissensions in the ranks ot the workers, ana are conn dently looking forward to a split at tho next convention. KANSAS MATTERS AT THE CAPITAL. Washington, April 27. The following changes in fourth-class postmasters were made in Kansas: Corbin, Sumner county, F. Mason, vice G. G. McCleary, resigned; Edmond, Nor ton county, James F. Wray, vice E. T. Davidson, resigned; Gregory, Jewell coun ty, W. S. Shreckengast, vice R, L. Rock well, resigned; Jaguee, Cneyenno connty, J. W. Benuer, vice J. J. McDermet, re sicned: Pierceville. Tinney county, G. W. Wallace, vice W. Harvey, resigned; Spring field. Pratt county, P. J. Lowery, vice R. L. Rockwell, resigned; Tolms, Republic county, W. A. Pettyjohn, vice L. F. Co rev, resigned. Indian Territory Muscogee, Creek Na tion. Oliver Olinger, vice William N. Mar tin, resigned. Mr. B. W. Perkins and children, the family of Congressman Perkins, of Kan sas, left yesterday for their home in Os wego, Kan. Judge Perkins will remain here a fortnight longer to look after vari ous matters of interest to Kansans. Pensions granted today in Kansas were: Henry F. Miller. William H. Morris, Wil liam Lieett, J. E. Almstead, Thomas Swaim, George Vanschuyer, M. R. Mizer, S. H. Scott, J. D. Blevins. J. J. Williams, William Alexander, Woodbury Dickin son. Congressman John A. Anderson will leave Monday for his home in Manhattan, Kan. MINISTER RYAN. Washington, April 27. Minister Ryan was at tho white house today. He is still looking after the interests ot the Fourth Kansas district, which ho recently repre sented in congress, consequently ho is verT busy. Ho expects to leave here Saturday, May 4, for his home in Topeka, and from there will proceed to his home in Mexico. "I shall not make any changes in the force at the legation," said he in reply to a question by a reporter. "Why not?" was asked. "Oh," he responded with a smile, "I understand there are all pulque proof, and that is a strong recommendation for their retention. One green hand in time in tho pulque seasoning business is enough." And then Minister Ryan went into executive session with Private Secre tary Halford. A BAD STORM NEAR COFFEYVILLE. CoFFETTlLLE, Kan., April 27. This sec tion was visited about 3 o'clock this after noon by the severest hail and rain storm ever known here, doing great injury to tho growing crops and fruits of every descrip tion. Hailstones fell as large as a man's thumb, breaking innumerable window glass panes on the north side of the build ings. HER ENGINES IN ORDER. LONDON, April 27. The captain and crew of the abandoned steamship Dan mark have officially certified that the Dan mark's engines were in perfect order ex cept that they had to be stopped twice ou March SO for trifling repairs; that on the morning of .April li the stern pipe was found to be loose and that in the aftrnooa the shaft broke. All renorts to the con- J trary they deny in detail. EXTRA SESSION TALK. Washington, April 27.--Yery little im portance has been attached to the reports which have been put in circulation by dif ferent persons to the effect that there would be an extra session of congress in the f alL Within the last few days, however, there have been several incidental remarks made by congressmen who have talked with the president upon the subject, the drift of which is that it is very probable that there will be an extrasession on about the middle of October. These suggestions have arisen out of the fact that congressmen who have made plans for an extensive tour of Europe, have called upon the president and htve incidentally alluded to their planB. These congressmen have received an intimation from the president that it may be expedi ent for them to so arrange their journey that they will be able to be back to Wash ington not far from October 12. There is, of course, no purpose on the part of the administration to conyene congress until after the new states shall have voted, but there is very strong pressure In favor of a called session as soon as possible after the elections in the new states. The Republicans have so much to accomplish in the next congress that they desire to gain as much time as possible, especially when it is by no means certain that their majority will be as large as they expected. At present, as the roll is made up, the Re publicans, if the Democrats insist upon a Republican quorum, cannot be certain of more than one majority or at the utmost three majority in the house. They had hoped to add one Republican congress man from each of the new states, but the Democrats insist that they are sure of carrying Montana and of securing the congressmen, even if they should fail to elect the senators. Some of the Democrats who are familiar with Montana politics say that they have good reason to expect that the Democrats will elect their senators in that state. They say that the wealthiest men in that new state and there are some very wealthy men there are nearly all Demo crats, and that the law of boodle will pre vail. At all events, some of the wealthy Democrats cf Montana intend to enter the race for the senate, aud hope to win, what ever may be the result as to congressman. The Republican leaders are fully deter mined that the new house shall adopt a system of rules which will enable the house to transact some business, to con trol its own affairs and to permit the ma jority to rule. None of these things can be done under'the system of rules which has obtained for years. But the Demo crats will object to any change in tho rules which will give the Republicans an oppor tunity to enter upon the general program of unseating Democrats from the south and putting Republicans in their places. AN EDITOR'S VIEWS. Kansas City, April 27 Mr. J. A. Gra ham, chief editorial writer of the Kansas City Times, who has been in the Indian territory before, has just returned from a two weeks trip through Oklahoma. Ho savs the stories of murders, personal en counters and lack of food are all inven tions. An immense amount of flash writ ing, he says, seems to have been done pure ly to furnish entertainments for readers and with no regard for facts. It is doubt ful whether a single homicide has occurred in Oklahoma. None of those told about in the newspapers have been attested by witnesses There has been plenty of food in the new towns from the first and no lack of water. Tho elections have been noisy, but not nearly as much so as most city primaries. The people have been almost without exception not only peaceful, but good humored in their differ ences of opinion. The dust iu Guthrie and Kingfisher has been disagreeable, just as dust is everywhere. So has the heat in the middle of the day. The nights are very cool and pleasant. The man who has looked for the natural discomforts of a totally new countrv has found what he expected. The one who went down there with a vague idea of having the comforts of his home is disappointed. That is about all there is to the "flash writing. Not; a drunken man has been seen either in Guthrie or Kingfisher. BRADSTREET'S REVIEW. New York, April 27. Bradstreet's, in its review of the week, says: "Special tel egrams to Bradstreet's report a fairly ac tive movement of staples at Omaha, St. Louis, Chicago, Baltimore and Memphis. Only a moGerate distribution, or less ac tive business is announced at Boston, New York, St. Joseoh, Philadelphia, Louisville, Kausas City and New Orleans. There is a fairly active demand at New York for building material, groceries, naval stores, paints, country products and liquors, and prices are steady. Stock trading at New York has been dull in anticipa tion of the centennial holidays, but bear covering and bu lish expectations, based on the crop prospects and easy money, give a stroug undertone to the market. Bonds are active and advancing, on an in creased investment demand. The iron market is quiet, with no ohange in prices Quotations on southern products range from 50 cents to one dollar per ton below corresponding northern brands. Very lit tle business has been closed. Production is still heavy and stocks are, on the whole, be lieved to be accumulating some. Activo, higher and buoyant foreign sugar mar kets, owing to speculative trading, strengthened prices of raw sugar at New York, and by the 25th inst. they had ad vanced Kci with holders very reserved in their offerings. Breadstuff's are depressed and lower, wheat being lower than for a long time. The May option at New York is down to B2c. a loss of 2c this week. Oats are depressed and lgc lower, on free offerings and light demand. "Business failures reported to Brad street's number 1S1 in the United States this week, against 191 last week and 193 this week last year. Canada had twenty five this week, against thirty-two last week. The total failures in the United States from January 1 to date is 4,243, against 3,736 in 1SSS." MEMORIAL DAY. Commander "Warner Speaks of Excessive Burdens Imposed Upon Southern Members. Kansas Citt, 27. Major Warner, corn-mauder-in-chief of the G. A. R., in general order number 8, designating May 30 a3 memorial day, says: "Attention is direct ed to the excessive burden that falls upon the infant posts that are struggling for existence in the south where more than 25,000 of our comrades lie in national cemeteries whose graves in many cases are sadly neglected on memorial day owing to the scarcity of our membership in those Icalities. The national encampment through its council of administration has authorized the quarter-master general to make provisions for supplying nags to mark every grave in these cemeteries, but donations of flowers, flags or funds from individuals or post3 would be grate fully received by either our comrades hav ing'tbe matter in charge or the superin tendents of the national cemeteries, nota bly at Marietta, Ga.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Freder icksburg, "Va.; Arlington, Va.; Salisbury, N. C; Chaimette. La.: Yicksburg, Miss., and Anderson vibe, Ga., in each ODe of which the remains of more than 10.000 union soldiers repose. The commander-in-chief also reminds the comrades that contributions to the Logan monument fund should be sent to General Alger, at Detroit." THE WOODS IMURDER. Lincoln, Neb., April 27. Curtis and Taylor and Mrs. Woods were arraigned this morning for their preliminary exam ination, charged with the murder of the old colored man, Bob Woods last Monday night This evening when when the court adjourned the prisoners were taken to the penitentiary for safe keeping. The ne groes are greatly excited, and little has been done since the shooting but talk and threaten lynching. This afternoon the court room was surrounded by about 500 negroes, who are led by two white men, Doc Porter and Sam Hudson. UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. Washington, April 27. The proceed ings in the supreme court of the United States today were as follows: No. 740. J. C. Anderson, administrator, etd, et al appellants, vs. Janies & Watts, executor, eta, et al.: motion to dismiss or affirm submitted by Mr. James Lowndes in support of motion, and by Mr. J. Hub by Ashton thereto. No. 755. J. M. North, appellant, vs. An drew Peters; motion to dismiss submitted to Mr. J. W. Taylor, in support of motion, and by Mr. J. W. Cary in. opposition thereto. No. 5. Original ex parte, in tho matter of Hallon Parker, petitioner; submitted by Mr. W. W. Upton, for the defendant. No. 292. Charles Marohand, appellant, vs. Frederick Einken. continued per stipu lation. No. 293. Emile Comely, appellant, vs. Free'manJD. Marckwald, argued by Mr. W. A. Ooursen for the appellee, nocoun el appearing for appellant. No. 295. The board of commissioners of Delaware county, Ind., plaintiff in error, vs. the Diebold Safe and Lock Company et al. submitted by plaintiff in error, and by Mr. Levi Riteer for the defendants in error. No. 298. Louis Mettew et al., plaintiff in error, vs. Daniel L. McGuckin; submit ted by Mr. Jeff Cbandlor for the plaintiffs in error, no counsel appearing for defend ant in error. No 293. The City of Evansville, plaint: iff in error, vs. Augustus Post. No. 299. The city of Evansville, plaint iff in error, vs. Augusta Sayings bank, in error to the circuit coart of the United States for the district of Indiana; dis missed withkcosts, pursuant to the tenth rule. No. 300. The St. Louis & San Francisco Railway company, appellant, vs. Walter S. Johnson; continued per stipulation. No. 202. L. M. Palmer, plaintiff in error, vs. E. F. Arthur: submitted by Mr. Walter Evans for the plaintiff in error and by Mr. Lindsay for defendant in error. No. 303. Benj. U. Keyser, plaintiff in error, vs. Jane C. Hitz; continued per stip ulotion. Adjourned until Monday, May 13 next at 12 o'clock. "WE CENTENNIAL PEOPLE." How They Unsuccessfully Tried to Frighten New Jersey's Governor. New York, April 27. "We centennial people" is the latest. This is the term by which Mr. Stuyvesant Fish characterizes himself and his associates. It appears in a letter to Mr. Simms, of Philadelphia, who has charge of the presidential trans portation arrangements in that city. The publication of the substance of that letter makes a brilliant climax to the many startling scintillations which have from time burst forth from Mr. Fish dur ing this centennial season. The letter reads practicallv as follows: The presidential party must leave Gov ernor Green's house at Elizabeth by 9 o'clock on Monday morniug. If Governor Green will not guarantee that this will be done, we centennial people will arrange that the presidential train will not stop at Elizabeth at all. This is intended as a threat to Governor Green. We do not ex pect to make this change in our plans and do not want to, as Governor Green will probably yield to this threat. April 18, 13b9." This remarkable letter was evolved from a train of circumstances which form thJ history of New Jersey's space in the re ception to President Harrison and his party. It was, however, in nowise a result of tlie-e circumstances It is truly a won derful threat aud wonderful letter. Several weeks ago Governor Green, at the request of "we centennial people," arranged to re ceive the president at his homo iu Eliza beth and entettain him at breakfast. At that time it was arranged that the presi dential uarty was to embark at Elizabeth for New York at 1 o'clock so Governor Green had arranged to 1111 in the time be tween the arrival of the president from Washington and his departure for New York with a breakfast and a reception, to which the most prominent people in the state were invited. After all these ar rangements had been made and ap proved by "we centennial peoDle" it was discovered that the tide was high an hour earlier than was expected and that the party would have to embark earlier than hud been arranged. For some inscrutable reason it was not deemed proper for "we centennial people" to commuuicate this fact to Governor Green, sotlieabove quoted lHttr was sent. Governor Green is a man whose blood is of tne bluest. It took him ahout four minutes to address Mr. Fish in substantially the following manner: "Although this letter was not sent to me in tlfe first instance, the fact is that a copy sent in this manner makes it prac tically mine. I will, therefore, reply that I would be most happy to accede to any reasonable request but will not change my plans for Mr. Stuyvesanc Fish, or any other man, under a threat." NO BLOODSHED WHATEVER. Washington, April 27. The following telegram was received at the war depart ment this afternoon. Chicago, April 27, 1SS9. To the Adjutant General U. S. A., Washlncton, D.C. The following telegram, dated Fort Reno, L T., yesterday, is respectfully re peated: "Have just returned from Kingfisher; found everything quiet and orderly. About two hundred homestead claims have been filed and large numbers are waiting to make entry. Reports of blood shed are without foundation. All over the territory, so far as I can discover, where there have been cases of violence re ported, in no single instance ipvestlga tion results in confirmation of these re ports. In cases where different claimants con test for the same quarter section, the mat ter is compromised or left for final adjust ment by proper authority. I am thus ex plicit because Kansas newspapers are re porting scones of bloodshed. These as well as reports with reference to the inva sion of the Cherokee strip are so far as I can discover, without foundation. I will be at Oklahoma station tomorrow. BAIL REFUSED. KANSAS ClTT, Mo., April 27. The court of appeals today handed down a decision denying the application of Harlan C Turner, of Butler, Mo., who killed J. W. McVeigh, March 5, for a writ of habeas corpus. On the conclusion of the evidence in the preliminary examination the magis trate committed Turner to jail without bail, to await the action of the grand jury for Bates countv. Afterward Turner asked Judge D. A. Dearmond for his release on bail, under a writ of habeas corpus, which was refused. The case was then appealed to the court of appeals of this city, and the writ was refused by Judgo Smith. Turner is a very wealthy man, as was also McVeigh, who formerly resided at Hanni bal, Mo. The killing grew out of a quarrel at the Goose" saloon in Butler. CAUSED BY POLITICS. ST. Louis, April 27. Information comes from Moberly. Mo., to the Republic that that city is greatly excited today over an attempt to assassinate City Couriiman Howard Jennings. He was uptown lost night to attend couneil meeting and at 9:30 returned home on Fourth strtet. As he entered hi3 cate an assassin concealed m the evergreens not ne feet away fired on him. The bullet missed its mark, but the powder burned Mr Jennings' faos and the flash dazed and blinded him. He ran for the house and another bulle-whistled nast his ear. crashing . through a bay window. It is thought the attempwea as sassination is due to POc" animosity. A large reward will be offered for the ap prehension of the wonid-be assissl CODY'S WILD VEST. New Youk, ApriI27.-Tfae Wilson line steamer Persian Monarch with Colonel W F Cody's wild is-est; show aboard sail ed today bound for Harre. The wild weit Sow 11 be Pitchd along side the expo sition grounds at Pans. iTIIE'S OFFICES, (Contlaued from First PaeeJ but called a meeting at night and had Auctioneer Mart n, of Lincoln, Neb., to sell the honor to the highest bidder. The bidding was lively and was finally knocked off at $32 to Receiver Admire. He an nounced that the child would be christened on the 27th, and paid over the cash for the honor. The G. A. R. and L O. O. F. held a grand mass meeting here on the 26th; pro cessions were formed and eloquent speech es made by members of both orders. Claim holders are still sleeping on the ground in front of the land office in order to hold their places. The Eagle, is authority here for the latest news. Thousands are here to stay and thousands are compelled to go away. HARRY NEVTON HELD FOR TRIAL. SAX Axtomo, Tex., April 27. The pre liminary examination of Harry Newton, of Vicksburg, Miss., closed today, and its ending was marked by the same interest that marked its opening. Lockwood, whose head now shows no signs of the murder ous bullet, was not present. Newton despite the two weeks of tremendous strain to which he has been subjected, was apparently as fresh as ever and gazed smillingly at the curious throne. Justice Herron said that, taking all the facts into consideration, and regarding the plain letter of the law, he would fix the prisoner's bail at Sl,50o, which, if habeas corpus proceedings are not begun, will probably be furnished tomorrow. The case is one of the most singular in Texas criminal jurisprudence, and may be stated in half a dozen words: Banker Lockwood and his wife swear that Newton is the as sailant. A half dozen reliable witnesses swear he was in Mrs. Lockhart's boarding house, a mile and a half away, when the shooting occurred. STRIKERS ARRESTED. Philadelphia, April 27. John Ryan, Samuel Conrad an I Jeremiah Crowley were today placed under bail of $500 each to answer at court charges of breach of the peace and inciting to riot, growing out of a strike at the works of tho Enterprise Manufacturing company. The president of the company testified that other men had been employed to take the places of the strikers, since which time the strikers, andJRyan, Conrad and Crowley in particu lar, hrtd Sonspired by threats an intimida tion to preveilt men who were willing to work from doing so. Almost every night they followed the new hands from the works to their boarding houses. They got on the street cars and annoyed and harrass ed them, and had become to aunoying that the workmen had to have police protec tion. I. O. O. F. CELEBRATIONS. Oswego, Kan., April 27. The I. O. O. F. of southeastern Kansas celebrated the sev entieth anniversary of the introduction of Odd Fellowship into the United States in this city yesterdav, under the auspices of Oswego" lodge No. 3ti. L O. O. F. Lodges from Altamont, Neodesha, Coffeyville, Osage Mission, New Albany, Sedan, Mound Valley, Parsons, Short; Creek, Galeua, Co lumbus, Chetopa, Hallowell and Keelville were represented and participated in the grand parade. The nddress of welcome was made by J. W. Marley, mayor of this sity; response by Rev. J. E. Brant, of Par cons, and the annual address by Hon. J. D. McBrvan, of Sedan. Wizllln'gtok, Kan., April 27. The Odd Fellows' lodues of Sumner county cele bi-ated the seventieth anniversary of the order in this city yesterday with a street parade and public exercises iu the Metho dist church in the afternoon, followed by a reception at 1. O. O. F. hall. The fustivi- , lies CID'-oil Wlbll a yiiiuu uan ui n uuu a ouera house at night. TROUBLE WITH K1CKAPOO AGENTS. Hiawatha, Kan., April 27 It makes some difference who grazes cattle on toe Kickapoo reserve in this county, as some of the prominenc stockmen of this county have discovered. Henry Nireh.ich, George Hardin, James Dyche, William Garvin, John and Andv Amnion. James Daven port, Henry Wintersheit, John Winter sheit and others, have all been pros-cuted ! for usiiiK the lands without tne Indian , agent's nerniissiou. There are two reser vations iu Brown county and an efiont will be made in the next congress to oust the Indians. The land is first class and there are settlers enough to farm it. MAN WANTS A TONIC When there is a lack of elastic energy in the system, shown by a sensation of lan guor and unrest in the morning, frequent yawning during the day and disturbed sleep at night, Hostetter's Stomach Bit ters infuses unwonted energy into the en feebled and nervous, endowing them with muscular energy and ability to repose healthfully and digest without inconven ience. Nervousness, headache, billious ness, impaired appetite aud a feeble, troublesome stomach, are all and speedily set right by this matchless regulator and invigorant. The mineral poisons, among them strychnia and nux vomica, are never safe topics, even in infinitesimal doses. The Bitters answers the purpose more effectually, and can be relied upon as per fectly safe by the most prudent. Fever and ague, kidney troubles and rheuma tism yield to it. THE ST. JOE SHOOTING AFFRAY. . St. Joseph, Mo., April 27. Tonight tho history of the insulting note carried by Lewis Jackson to Miss Xowland, aud for refusing to tell who was its author her father yesterday shot and fatally wounded Jackson, was learned. Tho note was written by a 14-year-old boy in a whole tale tobacco stora after Jackson's dicta tion, Tho porter's idea was to learn if the young ladv would make appointments with men, and if so to add her name to the list he has for tho benefit of those Avho ask for it. ANOTHER HONOR FOR MURRELL. COPEXHAOEK, April 27. Captain Mur rell, of the steamship Missouri, has been appointed a knight of the order of the Danuenbrog by Kins Christian, of Den mark, in recognition of his services in rescuing the passengers and crew of the Danish steamer Danmark. SHOT HIMSELF BY ACCIDENT. Kassas Citt. April 27. William Beck er, a traveling man, 52 years of age, went to his barn near the city today with a loaded revolver for the purpose of killing n skunk. In hunting for the animal he fell from the loft to the floor below and the revolver was discharged, the bullet piercing Becker's heart. Jailing him in stantly. He was well known throughout Missouri and Kansas. PRAISE FOR NAVAL OFFICERS. Washington, 27 Secretary Tracy haa addressed a letter to Bear admiral Kim berly commanding the "United States foces in the Pacific station at Apia, Samoa, in which he reviews at length the reports made by Kimberly and bis subor dinate officers, and commends the conduct of all officers and men vrho were on duty daring the hurricane. FORTY HOUSES BURNED JONESBOEO. Ark-. April 27. The most destructive fire thai ever occurred in northeast Arkansas took place here today, resulting in the. total loss of more tb&n fortv hoases. The I0&5 Is estimated at from 100,000 to ISSXCCO; insurance aboct $73,000. TRIED TO KILL GENERAL CLAYTON. IJTTL2ROCE, Ark April 27. Editor Webber, of the Republican Dailr Xfi: Prozress, attempted to Eijoct General Pow ell Clayton this morning while in saloon. Political" differences are said to be at the Clayton were arrested. Tbeir trial will j take place -Sicaoaj. PHILADELPHIA STORE, -S. W. Corner Douglas avenue and Market Street- V Millinery Department. Although we stopped making orders on Thursday last for Sat urday delivery, We 1 oun J we were neverthe ess compelled to disap point many of our customera we proflalse, however, that It will never bappen again, as we have doubled our already large force of trimmers, and think we can supply any demand that may be made onus. "We feel satisfied that other milliners have equally as good styles, hut the real seof et of our large trade in this department, is our low prices. "We are actually selling hats at less than One-Half the price, (so-called) first-class milliners charge. Our hats are all trimmed in first-class style, and alterations are always made will ingly if customers desire It. Come and visit us, and you will be well pleased. we are going to sell our Lady Franklin Corset, (no better corset in the country) this week for 65 cents. The regular price is Si, and after this week the reguar price will be charged. Recollect only this week at 65 cents "We open on Monday a line of fine French Organdies, a little early, but they are choice styles. Tho price will be 15 cants, they are very wide, and the p ice wilt make It a cheap garment. "We also received today another case of 60 pieces of the French satteens. They will be sold as heretofore at 24 cents. The r gular price is 40 cents They are also choice patterns and will go quick. "We have a few beaded wraps left which we will close out at a very low price. It Still Goes On and Everything Goes AT THE GREAT REDUCTION SALE Of Boots, Sboes and Slippers at LEWIS & CO., -N. A. LEWIS, Manager, Tliis week cut in dress goods. This week cut in silks. This week cut in prints. This week cut in blue seersuckers. This week cut in carpets. CASH -:- HENDERSON, 132 NORTH MAIN. I Ssmsssssmmm sasaaimiJiiffl F W 11 1 1 1 HlXt ORIGINAL Dr.'WlilulerlnKnaCUv. OLDEST lr Yi'utttter in Missouri. ami pr Whlttter In Kansas City rho has v r u J practiced meaicno ot er u yi-are Ti8 int-c viihill. Scrofula. JUicainnttum, Goitre, Eczina, to.. ?ti!nit ulier.erBp wUnCO tfins. pala In bones. swHITiiT of Join'. eolar-'pii KHn!.mucou nuteneiin moujo iiunz hilr and many olhT symptom. All poison thoroughly and permanently eradicated from the lyiteia hj purely VeBetalileTreatnirnt. .,. ,,. ,, mhfnl lndl.cr.tloa. exceBeln matured vears. and other cau"s, Indurlnir aomeof the fr,l!owlBKTnp;om. HdlMlnrw.ron fualon of ItlpftK. defective memory, aversion to noddy, blotclie, etnlalon. liiU tlon. Vnriporelp. etc. etc. arpermanen' v r red . , URINARY. KIDVKY and llLAUDKIl troubles, Wcafc Back. Incontinence. Gonorrho-. GUet. fifrt"ilr atn .r (Intptlr IHld tierfCCtlV COrfd i"iir atn rn nnir.iEir nnc nenccnv curea niKTlAJr QflrtV ?n dfieaaes pfmen. (lb7 lm?. tree. Addreis, EETD POUin) GUILTY. The Morrillton Lawyer Convicted of Inter fering With Elections. Little Rock, April 27. In the federal court toihiy the jury returned a. verdict of cuilty in tho case of Charles C Reid and J. L. Lucas, charged with interfering with election officers at Plumtiiervllle last elec tion. The judge announced that he would not pronounce tenteuCo until Monday morning and ordered the men committed to the penitentiary until that tlma. K-id is a brilliant young lawyer of Mor rilton, very Dopul.tr, and hundreds of ladies have thronged tho court room dur ing the trial. A RECEPTION GIVEN REID. NEW YORK. April 27. The Lotus club guve a reception tonight to tbeir retiring president.Whitelaw Reid.tbe new minlattr to France, at which over one hundred guests were present. Among these were Senators Evarts and Iliscock, ex-Senator Warner Miller, Viscount Balseau. comul general of France. Charles A. Dana, John A. Cockerill. Colonel T. W. Knox, Judge S. F. Geddy, Henry Guv Carleton, Noah Brook3, General JE. S. WInalow, Douglas Taylor and Chandler Fnlton. BASE BALL. AT ST. LOUIS. St Louis 4 0 0 10 2 0 3 010 Cincinnati 5 0 12 12 10 12 Base Hits Su Louis 12; Cincinnati 13. Errors St. LonU2; Cincinnati 3. Pitchers King and Mnlane. AT INDIANAPOLIS. Indianapolis 2 J Cleveland A AT KANSAS CTTT. Kansas City 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 Louisville. 2 0002010 5 Base hit KansA City 0; Louisville 7. Errors Kans CityO; LouirHlL, Pitcheri McCerty and Strattoa. FATAL SHOOTING AT LAVRENCE. Lawhekck, Kan., April 27. Ruby Woods, colored, was shot in the abdomen at 9 o'clock tonight by Bad FrankMn, a notorious colored crook. Franklin fs keeper of a dive and has been known as a bootlegger of whUky. Woods cannot lire. A band of determined men are after Frank lin and declare they will lynch falm if caushL Woods h& served a tfcrm at two years in the peaitentUry but had re formed. GEORGE IN LONDON London. April 27. Henry Georgu ar rived in Glasgow today. He was pre nested with an illniinted addreis and was enthusiastically received. SHOT A WOMAN OF THE TOWN. Wheeling, W. Va-r April 27. At &3) tonight Mary Boyd, keeper of a boo of ill fame in Alley C, quarreled with one of three male visitors and nsdertook to pat bim oat He refuisd to go when he trt- ed fox a back room, an sb would fled war to sjaze c:n tie crs- a rcvotrtr asd ihot her ia the back, iafllcllaif a ftl wound. H then fled bat was snbiqe lvamsvtedand itave bJs aatne as Joeofc -SCcLsacr-lln. ol this csraniy. The wcxnsa is still llvins; bat is alnxt3g Ms. Consult the dnDEST UK. WHITTIER In penon or by letter Hrnr. J.o promUet made in ape. Integrity and experience do not Jitlfy Medl'tari ,cnt anywhere by, mall or ' Pf. Vn.0ia observation. Consultation Tree and Invited Otlice hours. I) to C, . to 8J Sunday, 10 to 13. Ko rur itntji crriKn.from repcnlblepTon. .... mm 110 ST. Main Street.- 10 West Winth St., KANSAS CBTY, MO. H. J. wm i i icrt, m. is., 10 W Ninth St., KnniM City, 3Io. NO NEW BIDS NEEDED. Washington, April 27. Secretary Tracy has decided that he has authority under the law to proceed with tho construction of great coat defense rosscl. There will be no readvmln-ment and the only qae tion yet to be determined Is which of the three bids submitted shill be accepted. Cumu'H bnl was the lowest, but the Union iron works, of California, whose bid was but ?J4,0J0 above bim hope to secure th work in consideration of the fact that they absolutely guaranty success of the ship for tho amount of their bid, which was f 1.828,000. This d-ciaiou of tho secretary will involvo abandonment of tho Idea of building a HUb-inanue torpedo boat. IIVHPEI'SIA AM) TOItl'II) MVEIf Nathaniel Hyatt, Insurance Department, Albany, N. Y , writes: I hare been n greafc sufferer from dys nepia, water brafeb, add stomach and con btlpation for the lait fifteen months. Somo time ago I read in one of Braodreth't Calendars the case of a gentleman In Al bany who was cured of a similar affliction by ufing Allcock's Porous Plasters. Knowing the gentleman referred to, I pi?r cbacd three one I woro on the pit of the stomach and two on my right side. I woro them a week, then took a bath and re moved the plasters, I washed the places -1th cologne, nibbed them dry and then applied fresh Allcock's Porous Plasters. I found my appetito and digestion much Improved In two weks. In thrw weeks my bowels became rezular and, aftsr using the plasters for four wecks, I found myself entirely cured. WORE CLERKS PROVIDES. WakhiVGTOK, April 27. The land oOoes at Guthrie and Kingfisher, Ok., h -ca ben allowed two additional clerks npon the representation of the local o&aers ttoat toe prewnt ore U rntirrly inade quate to the business of the oflloe. A FAMILY CONSUMED BY FIRE. PAE&)3iH45, W. Va, April 27 A re tort reached here thJ evening that tho dwelling of James Hssnlsh, near Holler rJHe, Nicholas county, was baraed Wd neaday night but and Hani' wlfs 4 children were baraed to death Is th building. etectjcic ur.tJt ruzr- To introduce it sad obtain agenU tha cadersigned firm will Sire aef a of their to German Electric Belts, invested by Prof Vo &e: Weyd-. president of th N. Y. Koitric scciety ft. & pat. &7,&47. a positive care for nerrC-S debility, rheaaaA. tkra. los of power, etc Addreu lctri$ Agency . Box 17-, Brooklyn, N V, Writs to tr today . RHEUMATIC Kbc. vrtMv h.h . sr 4 . " sr-s-. liici ju f ttf - tfco p rUr-3 i an uss( hr Cuticsn totl-Pain Piasters nwr !- t3at ! r?- ury. Srzitf$(. 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