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WICHITA. KANSAS. TUESDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 26, 1889.
VHOLE NO 1728
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123 to 127 N.
Christmas Handkerchief Sale
Beginning Monday morning, at 8:30, special
sale of Handkerchiefs.
Little need in telling you more about it. Its a hobby
with us to have the biggest and best handkerchief sales,
and tomorrow we begin it.
Untiring enterprise jmd unlimited resources enables
us to put out unusually high values for a very little money
As usual everything in this sale is above criticism in
style and excellence. We also give away this week some
very handsome handkerchief boxes.
The highest novelties obtainable will be on display.
Come and see.
Well, there is a short story on Dress Robes, 16.00 and
$18.00 patterns for $0.75.
Trimmed hats to take a tumble, 25 per cent off and 150
to select from.
Come in the morning, if possible, afternoons the crowds
are large.
MUNSON & MeNAMARA.
We Do lot
Or sell worthless, rotten, moth-eaten auction stuff at any price,
or keep it in our store to deceive the people with. We do not
make a great hue and cry over a cheap pair of suspenders for
five cents', and then ask twenty dollars for a suit of clothes
worth only ten. These and other similar schemes "belong to a
class or dea ers who are constantly scheming to deceive the
public and who have no business reputation to lose.
It is a well-known and thoroughly es
tablished fact that we handle the very
"best goods manufactured and cater to the
best trade.
And those who want the best articles can buy them of us at less
figures than they have to pay the aforesaid dealers for slop
made cheap trash.
WE SELL MORE
OVERCOATS!
THAN" ANT OTHEB TWO DEALERS IN THE STATE,
Because We Have the Best and Sell Them the Cheapest.
WE SELL MORE
ITS for MEN, BOYS ax
THAN ANY OTHER HOUSE IN THE WEST,
Because we have earned a wide reputation for superiority in
trim, fit and price of these goods.
WE HAVE GOT MORE
FINE IMPORTED UNDERWEAR
THAN ANT OTHER FOUR HOUSES INTHE STATE;
Too much for our own good. We have got to sell it and have
marked it all down at a iearfnl sacrifice to unload it. We adopt
no copied ways of letting people know our goods and prices.
We go on our own hook as Leaders should. BY GTVTN& &RE AT
BARG-AINS we manage to keep our store thronged with cus
tomers. COLE & JONES,
The One Price Clothiers,
20S, 210 and 212 DOUGLAS AVENUE. WICHITA, KANSAS.
MTJSIG HATH CHARMS
To Soothe the Savage Breast
And even so has our store charms
to attract the lovers of Art, Beauty
and Literature. Last eveningas usual,
our store was crowded to its utmost by
the elite of the city, admiring the
largest, most varied and beautiful line
of Holiday Goods ever exhibited in
the state. We have chartered the
Italian Band who will discourse sweet
Strains of music to our friends every
Saturday night through the season.
ROBINSON t CHAMPION,
' Emporium of Art and Beauty."
Sedofwick Block, Wichita, Kan.
Main Street.
Handle Trash!
BMI
PHILADELPHIA
STORE,
S. W. Cor. Douglas ave. and Market
Oar great reduction sale still
goes on.
We must have the space for
the display of our Holiday
Goods. Great bargains in Black and
Colored Silks at less than man
ufacturers' cost.
At 90c a yard, 22-inch Black
Gros Grain Silk, well worth $1.25
At 90c a yard, 20 pieces Color
ed Silks, all the leading shades,
we cannot replace them at $1.40
At $1.25, 5 pieces Black Ar
mure stripes and brocades, an
entirely new weave, they are
well worth $2 a yard.
Black dress goods, the largest
assortment in the city. Prices
always low.
Mohair Brilliantines in blacks
and colors, 40-inch, 40c a yard;
regular price is 65c.
Half wool, 3-4 and double
width Cashmeres, at 10, 12 1-2
and 15c: any of them are worth
25c.
Flannels reduced in price.
Cotton flannels reduced in
price. Domestics reduced in
price, and our entire stock of
Table Linens and housekeeping
articles all share in the same re
duction. We have too much stock and
need the space, and intend to
reduce if low prices will do it.
We have sold a great many
wraps during the past week,
Jackets are nearly closed out,
but very few on hand, but our
stock of plush wraps, Newmar-
Keis ana jjirectoires is very
complete, and we are going to
sell them if cutting on prices
will do it.
With every purchase of $1,
you get a chance in the $1,000
Music Box. Call and see it.
A. KAT
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VICTORY !
Let it be Inscribed on the Biood
Stained Banner of Truth.
The Great Give-A way Scheme Conducted by
A. A. POST
At 405 E. Douglas Avenue,
The salesmen are all kept so busy selliDg
goodsand giving away tli9 presents that it is
Impossible to keep track of and write a list
of the articles given away, and some do not
want their names published: therefore, no
more lists will be given. Two diamond
studs, four gold watches and seven silver
watches have already been drawn, besides
a great many other articles such as silver
cups, barry dishes, castors, knives, fork',
spoons, clocks and jewelry of various kinds,
and the beauty of it is the presents are given
right on the spot without waiting until some
futuro time to draw them.
A present is given with every cash sale of
?o or more, and the groat sale is rushing on.
There are gold and silver watches, dia
monds, clocks, silverware and jewelry of all
kinds yet to be given away, and the list ol
prices given below of a few articles will
shnw that goods are to be sold cheaper than
tk&y can be bought elsewhere:
Genuine Rogers' silver
Knives $1.75 per set.
Genuine Rogers' silver
Forks $1.75 per set.
plated
plated
Genuine Rogers' silver plated
Tea Spoons $1.25 per set.
Genuine Rogers' silver plated
Table Spoons $2.00 per set.
Eight Day Alarm Walnut
Frame Clocks $4 00 each Other
dealers sell the same clock for $7
Nick.e Alarm Clock $1.25 each.
Other dealers sell the same for $2
"Watches that other dealers sell
for S5. go for $3; $10 matches for
S7; $20 watches for $15; $50
watches for $35. $100 watches
for $70. Diamonds p-nd Silver
ware at same reductions.
A few foolish ones will ay this is only an
advertising scheme und give it no attention,
but the
WISE WILL COME
And great will be their reward. So if you
want to be one of the lucky ones, come
at once to 403 East Douglas ave.,
Wichita, Kansas, and see
M
A. A. POST.
J,
WICHITA'S BUSINESS ACTIVITY
SHOWN BY CLEARINGS.
Sixty-Eight and Eight-Tenths the
Increase for the Peerless
Princess.
Only Two Commercial Centers Anywhere
Near to a Like Advancement in
Trade's Volume.
Delegates to the National Silver Conveir
vention at St. Lonis Gathering Much
Good Expected of the Meeting
Missouri Corporations Will
Test the Anti-Trust Law
Business Items.
Boston, Mass., Nov. 24. The following
table compiled from dispatches from the
managers of the clearing houses of the
the United States shows the gross ex
changes for the week ending November 23,
1889. with the rates per cent, of increase or
decrease, as compared with the corre
sponding week in 1SS3:
Inc.
New York
Boston.
Philadelphia ,
Chlcaco
St, Louis
ban 1'ranUsco....
New Orleans
Fitthhurz
73,437,1(5
1U.2M.7U1
7-.75WM1
72,774,00
20,'JGaa53
14,4M,478
14,124 oni
15,7J,&W
la,l42,SB
7.ri.7S7
20 5
S.4
14.9
6.5
215
.Baltimore
Cincinnati
Kansas City
Minneapolis
Loulsllle
Protidente
.Milwaukee ,
Detrolr
fet. Paul
Cleveland
Denier
Omalii
3Iemphi
Columbus
Galveston
Dallas
Fort Worth
Indianapolis
Richmond
Peoria
Portland, Jlo
Duluth
Hertford
St. Joseph. ,
Norfolk
bprinptleld ,
Worcester.
New Haven
bjracuse
Lowell
Grand Kaplds
Lo- Anijeiw
Vlthlta
Des Jlolnea
Topeka
Buffalo
Portland, Ore
Nashiille
fceattlH
SiouiCity
Tacoma
Birmingham
Montreal
Halifax
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"V.3
6,522,123.
Cl'SS ojj
5,'-:4.0(H:
.v;;,070
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Uu'riJe New York UJ.ir.3,li)4
BRITISH GRAIN TRADE.
London, Nov. 25. The Mark Lane Ex
press, in its weekly review of the British
grain trade says: English wheats are
steady though the deliveries are larger.
'I ho sales of English wheat duriug the past
week were 7S, 178 quarters at "30s against
54,433 quarters at ills 9d during the cor
responding week last year. The prices of
foreign wheats are maintained; California
is a fraction better. Oats aro Cd higher.
Corn is 3d higher.
At today's market wheats were slow.
flour lirm, grinding barley and oats and
com advanced 6d, beans and peas favored
sellers.
MAKING A TEST.
The Missouri Anti-Trust Law Pought by
Corporations, i
St. Louis. Mo., Nov. 25. Circuit Attor
ney Glover in an interview today with ref
erence to the proclamation of Secretary of
State Leseuer revoking the charters of a
large number of corporations for failure to
comply with the provisions of the anti
trust law passed by the last legislature
said: "It must not be understood that the
charters of all these corporations have
been revoked because they lelonged to
trusts. They were revoked in many in
stances because the corporations had
failed to make affidavit tnat they were not
connected with trusts."
The St. Louis Stamping company is
among the list of companies
whose charters are forfeited. T' is
company, of which Congressman
Nieuringhaus is at the head, will assume
the burden of resisting the law in refn-ing
to make the lequired affidavit. The at
torneys of the stamping company have no
tified the secretary that they are operat
ing under patents granted by the United
States; that some of their stockholders
are living in other states, and the Missouri
law tends to abrogate the interstate law
For thi- and other reasons they pronose as
.speedily as possible to carry the case before
the united btates supreme court, where the
power of the suite in the premises will be
uefinitely determined.
The secretary will, some day this week,
reply to the claim of tho St. Louis Stamp
ing company, tormally annulling their
charter, and the matter will be brought to
a head.
PULL, PEEE COINAGE.
An Uncompromising Stand Taken by the
National Silver Delegates.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 25. A large num
ber of the delegates to the national silver
convention to be called to order at 10
o'clock tomorrow morning in Music Hall,
arrived in the city by last night's and this
morning's trains. It is the opinion that
the convention has already advanced silver
at least 4 cents an ounce and it is a fre
quently heard prediction that the white
metal will 0 to $L before Christmas. The
credit class or the ea?t, it is claimed, is
alarmed and is already willing to accept as
a compromise the coinage of 4,0fv,o00 per
month or double the auiuunt now turned
out- The silver meu now m the city, how
ever, are oppo-ed to any compromise.
They demaud full and free coinage and
will stand on that line unu! they secure it.
They expect the fight to be a long one, but
tney expect the first results before the end
ot a year.
SANTA FE EARNINGS.
BosTOX. Mass., Nov. 25. Atchison gros
earnings for the second wek of November
uere $570,634,0)0, an increase over the same
week last year of ol,444. It is reported
that upwards of 5S5 0CO.000 of Atchion
bonds have hcen deposited. Director
Magonne will not, however, confirm or
deny the report. He says the directors de
cided not to make the amount public at
present.
THE DEFENSE RESTS ITS CASE
CHICAGO, 111., Nor. 25. In the Cronin
cas- today William Mertz. the raiikm.tn,
who testified for the prosecution, went
over his testimony for the defense. He
de-enbed the horse" he saw as a by hore
wuh white face. He admitted that he had
told a policeman the day the body -was
found that he could not remember what
evening it was he saw the horse and buggy
drive up to the Carlson cottage.
J. W. Fralick testified that Kunze Jiad
been in his employ from April 26 to June 29.
Kunze had worked on the Saturday of the
murder and the Monday after had gone to
work at the usual time.
M. J. Crow, a policeman, testified he
had not been in the Clan-na-Gael for
twelve years. Mertz had told him about
the horse and buggy but could not re
member the day he had seen it at the
Carlson cottage.
After cross examination, the defense
rested its case. Mr. Forrest then moved
to strike out certain portions of the prose
cution's testimony. The court took the
motion under advisement. Recess.
Police Captain Schaack was then called
in rebuttal. He testified that Officer
Coughlin never reported to him either ver
bally or in writing in regard to any con
versation with Milkman Mertes.
Alfred Kettner testified that he had seen
the witness Peter Koch, who testified for
the defense, in company of Dan Coughlin.
The state's attorney here announced
that be had no more witnesses, and
promising to conclude his rebuttal to
morrow, the court adjourned for the day.
RESUBMISSION STRONGLY FAVORED.
Special Dispatch to tb Dally Eagle.
Hcgotojt, Kan., Nor. 24. People in far
western Kansas have been watching tho
resubmission fight with a good deal of
curiosity. While your correspondent is a
temperance man and favored the pro
hibition law, he would now as
earnestly favor the repeal of it.
As a matter of fact the law is a
arce in every particular, and the sell
ing of whisky has been going on over here
ever since the law was published in the
statutes. "Without prejudice it may be
said that the people of this section of Kan
sas would yote two to one in favor of re
submission. Our state has been finan
cially dead ever since the establishment of
this law, and unless the question is sub
mitted to the people for another decision
the Republican party will lose its foothold.
This is spoken as a Republican. Mauy
others speak in the same tone.
Stevens county is again under excite
ment, as Sam Wood has collected
a lot more indictments and has had some
of our best citizeus indicted for the murder
of Sheriff Cross in No Man's Land last
Jul'. How any court of competent jur
isdiction will hold innocent men for such
charges we can not understand. Still we
are all afraid that the people in this coun
ty will have to stand this trouble and con
tinued litigation as long as Sam Wood
is a resident here. As to get people in
trouble seems to ba his
life's work and enjoy
ment. Many now express themselves that
if they knew that further trouble would
ensue they would have left the county be-
loie now. In this week's paper he ( ood)
is crying county seat Woodsdale and a
corn field for Hugoton. This renewed
anarchy does not help to make peace and
harmony in the county, but only kindles
the fire for more ill feeling, malice and
hatred. We trust that all will soon be
settled amicably so all people here can live
in peace.
NOBLE'S rSIENDLY STAND.
He Considers His Attitude Towards the
Cattlemen a Public Duty.
GUTHRIE, Ok., Nov. 25. The Guthrie
News will publish tomorrow a private let
ter from Secretary Noble in which he says
he considers his course towards the cat
tlemen in the strip, a public duty and that
he hopes the present Cherokee commission
will be successful m its negotiations.
MORE GAS WELLS BEGUN.
CherrwalE, Kan., Nov. 25. The
well which was struck in this citv
gat
last
week was tested today and proves to be as
strong as was first reported, making a
blaze thirty feet, in length. Work will at
once begun digging other wells in the
vicinity.
MAYE3' QUEER STORY.
The Cherokee Chief Left in a Bad Position
by His Own Statements.
TAHLEQUAir, I. T., Nov. 25. Chief
Mayes in his reply to the commissioners'
communication to the senate placed him
self iu an emburassing situation, as in or
der to show that the cattlemen in making
their big lease did not intend thereby to
oppose the government in its negotiations
for the strip he said that the bid of Will
iamson, Blair ic Co.. now before the coun
cil was made to liini over a year ago. The
question has therefore ari.ien why did he
not present the bid to the last council. He
attempts to explain tins by saying that
the cattlemen after offering deemed it best
to wait until the present council should bo
in session.
The commissioners are unable to under
stand this matter and wll address the
chief a communication soon askinc for
more particulars.
Wilhamsou corroborated Mayes in his
statement that his syndicate bid was
made before the Kovernment bnd taken
auy steps about the strip, but thought it
was presented in the last council, though
he was not sure. He also stated that no
was not sure that his present bid was the
same as that eiven Mayes a year ago. "1
think that one." he said, "was for ten
years, $200,000 per annum for the first five
years and 400,000 annually for the second
live years."
In the face of the history of the last
council the statements of Williamson and
Maje3 seem queer. In both the council
and the senate there were debates over the
proposition to raise the price per annum
for tho crazing priv.leges of the outlet.
The files of the A'dvocate, the CheroEee
national organ, abound in arguments from
cattlemen that they could not afiord to
Day over $150,000 a year at the most. The
sum was, however, raised from that
amount to $lo,000 in spit of remon
strances from the cattlemen, and when by
a terrific effort the council was induced br
influential members to make the price
$200,000 a year, there was a great wail from
the cattlemen and general rejoicing
among the Cherokee people. Yet at tbnt
very time when ax,000 was considered
enormous Williamson says he had pre
sented a bid to Mayes for twice that
amount.
1 he Kos3 resolution, which passed the
senate Saturday, will probably be con
sidered in the conncil tomorrow and it
will then be determined whether the com
missioners will !ave soon or remain for
a considerable time. In cae it passes, the
power to appoint the commission will be
with Chief M-yes and he will be able to
resort to dilntory tactics. However, th
whole respon-iofiity will theu rest on
himself, it 15 plain that be hasendeavorwt
to imbue the members of his own party
with his theory that the Cberak.es con
stitution forbids a sale and that conse
quently any negotiations wonid bt un
ntehsary, but the vole of the senate indi
cated how far his influence with that party
extended.
SAMUEL COCHRAN DEAD.
I.EATENW02TH, Kan., Nov. 25. Samuel
Cochran, a well known resident of tnta
city and Kansas City, Ma, died here y
wrda7 at 4 o'clock, at his residence, 419
Esplanaae, of heart diaw. His death
was very sudden, and entirely nnexpctd.
The deceased wa a native of Ireland, and
taer T-.lHl Fr Vi ifr Mnm 1wrl- TrGIT5
Jsd2 to 1S7S he wm a member of the firm of j
Cochran, Bittman & Taylor, lie was
about 72 years of age.
BOLD CRACKSMEN.
EXPERTS DO A SUCCESSFUL
AT CONWAY SPRINGS.
JOB
The Pacific Express Company's Safe
Blown Open and Robbed of
Its Contents.
About Twenty-two Hundred Dollars the
Loss The "Work Done in
Perfect Safety.
Suspicion PastengdUpon Parties Known in.
the Vicinity Train Bobbers Execute a
"Well Planned Robbery on the Mis"
souri, Kansas & Texas Express
Near Yinita, L T.-Tha
loss Very Large
Special DlipMch to the Dallr Zacle.
Coxway Springs, Kan., Not. 25. At an
early hour this morniDg tfce report had
reached nearly every man, womau and
child in town that the "knights of the
jimmy" had bean at work and, outside
the banks, possibly, operated on the best
filled safe in town. Many started for the
Missouri Pacific depot, for report had it
the wreck could be seen there. It was not
long until a large crowd was on hand.
They were trying to get on the inside and
get a close look, but very soon tho agents
discovered that would not be a good plan
and the doors to the private department
where the safe had been located were
closed to the public. The two window?
through which the wreck could be seen
were well patronized all day long.
The safe was used by the Missonri Pa
cific and the Pacific Express comp.iuy.and
the public all day long was denied by the
by the agents the facts as known to them.
This evening one of thum told the Eagle
representative that on the train reaching
here last evening from Wichita the ex
press company had 51,000 in curreucy
from the Citizens' bank of Wich
ita to the Citizens' bank here,
and also $1,000 in silver from the Wichita
National bank to the Sumner Count
bank here. This was placed iu the safe
with some other money, about 200, in
charge of the express company, and a less
amouut belonging to the Miiouri Pacific.
There was no money to be found in tho
wreck. It was not expected there would
be, and hence the loss is certainly over
$2,200.
evidently: the work- of experts.
The Missouri Pacific detective was on
hand this morning aud examined the work
closely, and remarked that it had been
done by clever hands. The drill had
reached the lock about the right place to
give the powder the most power. Tho
outer door had been blown off and some
sacks filled with corn arranged on the floor
to receive it with little noise. The inside
doors had apparently offered little resist
ance. Since it became tho talk today everyone
remembered hearing a report some time
last night, and the time is placed all the
way from midnight until 3 o'clock this
morning.
STRONG SUSPICIONS HARBORED.
There are suspicions as to the guilty
party and parties and strong enough to
force an expression, but possibly more
would be said about it iHiould the loss fall
on any private cituen or strictly Conway
Springs company. It might be unfair,
and at least uncharitable, to give names at
present, but few will be surprised if cer
tain ones here are found to be guilty. It
is not believed that all the parties con
cerned live here but have occasionally vis
ited the town.
E0AD AGENTS AT WORK
A Big Haul Made on the M., K & T. Hear
Perry Station, Choctaw Nation-
Oswego, Kan , No. 25. A train rob
bery of extraordinary boldnewi was accom
plished in the Choctaw nation, Indian ter
ritory, last night. The Missouri, Kansas
& Texas express train, north bound for St.
Louis, was held up on Pryor crtek, near
Perry station, and the express car robled
of about 0.000. The robl cri displayed
great coolness nnd went about their work
in such a methodical manner as to con
vince the train men that tbey were old
time professionals. The road agents were
only two in number. The had concealed
themselves in a clump of bushes near the
water tauic on Pryor crrek and when the
train stopped there for water they boarded
the engine, one on either side and covering
the astounded engineer and fireman with
their revolvers explained to thern
their design of robbing the
train. One of the robbew clirnb"d into
the tender and from that point of vnUige
was master of the engine The mcD in the
cab were at bis merry and were compelled
to obey his command The other robber,
in the meantime, had gone back to the
express car and had uncoupled it from the
rest of the tram. Lntering the express
car he intimidated the express messenger
by presf utmg a brace of revolver? at bl J
neaci ana oraer- mm to msirm nimeit.
The messenger rbeyed. The robber pos
sessed himself of the mj-en2r h weapons
and through the window calli-d to his con
federate !u the tender, "ell right, let her
co The latter repeated the command to
the engineer, who bfd nothing to do but
obey " He opened the throttle and the
engine and expiens car speu away irotn the .
rest of the train. Meanwhile the robbr
in the express car had not bn Idle. He
compelled the mesenger under a t hreflt '
death to opn-n the sfe and tranfer
its contents to a large gunapr wk
which the robber had brought along to
carry the booty m. The robber thn made
a hasty examination of the car'towe that
nothing valuable bad been overlooked,
and giving a signal to his confederate the
latter ordered the engineer to sacfc up.
Thi done, the lobbr diwiolnrk'-'i im1
rntde their escape in the aarfcjie. warn
ing the trainmen not to follow tnern.
The work was d- tie &o quickly i&at the
engine had gone only a ar.le and a h!f
from Prvor creek, nnd the robbers had
completed the robbery and efTec'ed the.r
escape before toe surprised crew knew
what had happened. No attempt
made to pursue the road icni and the
engineer ran back to the creek, packed np
hU train and pursued bu tr.p.
The tram wa. the rejjUMr rxprcps which
always carries a large amount of exprs
matter and the robbers ceald not have e
.ected a better one to bold up. Whta the
train arrived here at 2 a m. this mornlag,
Expr-a Messenger Johnson had Ju-i com
pleted footing np hi Jo. The total fig
ure were between J-tf,0u3aad XAJfrA Tb
ios mcAt he borne by the Pacific Exprwa
company, which operates on lb Miwron,
Kansas A: Texas. The irain'fc :op t this
rxiot wm o hort that no description of
the robbers could be obtained and their i
identity Is not even jnupected.
EXPEES5 VESSESGEK JOHSfOS'S FTOKT
St. LOCIS, Mo., Not. 55. A special frsra
Sedalia contains an intervieV with Ex
press Messenger Johnson, whose car was
held up and robbed at Pryora creek,
twenty-five miles south of Yinita, L T.,
last night. His story of the robbery is a
follows: When the train stopped at tha
water tank near that station, a garni oi
men of uot less than five hoarded tho
train. Two of them took possession of
the engine, while another cut the mail,
baggage and express off from the en
gine. A shot alarmed John
son, who was secreting valuable
packages. By the time the nlghwaymen
were ready to enter his car he had all bus
about $1,000 stored away in different paru
of the car. At the point of a pistol John
son ooeued the companv's safe and th
robbers secured the f 1,000 found there.
They then opened the tiain bo
and seeing a small amount of money,
asked whose it was. '"That's part of my
salary," responded Johnson. The robbers
left it, telling him they were not robbing
train men. Johnson void them that was
all the money and they left the car.
Johnson, accompanied bv express com
pany officials, left for St. Louis this after
noon, the former practically under arrest.
SUED FOR LIBEL BY A MINISTER.
CLARINDA, la., Nov. 25. In ISsTtheKev.
Mr. Boggis was pastor of the Congrega
tiounl church at the town of Shenandoah,
this county. Thomas KeeJ, a prominent
banker of that place, was an active mem
ber of the church. Mr. Boggi nii.
young and unmarried man and a favorito
auionc the sisters of his church. Matter
not apparently going satisfactorily to all
concerned the'minister concluded to seek
new fields of labor, and engaged tu a con
gregation at Akron, Wis.
Kead pursned tho minister by letters to
his new parishioner stating that bis
character was not up to tho standard, and
the pastor was displaced from the charge
upon the strength of th letters. He then
received a call from the congregation at
Newton, Kan., and accepted. The New toil
congregation wa promptly adTlnod by
Read and others that tho young preacher
was not what they wanted, and Bead pub
lished a column article in the Shenandoah
Post of July. ISSl), making prions if uot
true charges against the Bev. Boggi-.
Tbi: niteii.NL'd the miuiter. aud hu
brought Mut for $A),0u0 against Bead for
libel. The cse b now on trial here, and
to most of the disinterested listener tho
plaintiff ha? made a strong cae. The d?- .
fense is offering testimony which will oc
cupy fti'yeral days. Most of the congrega
tion of the Bev Boggist charge at
Shenandoah aro dally attending thin, and
the sentiment l pretty evenly divided.
The court room is each day packed to its
utmost, and the clergy of the city arv
prompt attendant on thr trial.
SHOT DOWN WITHOUT CAUSE
Salt Lake, Utah, Nov. 25. About 7:30
Saturday tTentng a terrible tragedy oc
curred .in Mnnii, San Ptslro county, at
Cooledge's saloon. P. McFarlau, resi
dent of Manti, shot K. G. Hansen, of Kan
sas City, Mo., and V. G. Golding. of Sale
Lake. They were of tho Bio Grande rail
way surveying company. They had a few
words about a game of pool when McKar
Ian went home and got his gun, returned
aud told them to come out aud fiht.
Guiding went to the door and threw up l-w
hands, saving he hail no wenpon. icrr
lan then fired at him. making a verv bad
wound iu his side. Hansen theu strppwl
outside and reu-ired u shot in his right
side, between tho fifth and ixth ribs. Ho
lived about an hour. Golding expired
this morning. Mclarlati rscnpi-d imme
diately after tho shooting. 1 hrtdierltl aud
a posse hayo been out ever Mncu morning.
CHICAGO-KANSftS RATES.
CHICAGO, 111.. Nov. Sx Tho special
boaid of arbitration composed of Chair
man Walker, Pinloy, Falthoru and Miilg
ley, appointed by the m.inagers of the In
terstate Commerce Bailwai AOtfIatIoti to
consider thr adjustment of nue to Kan
sas and Nebraska points, i-ubmitttid a re
port today. After a long review of tho Bit
nation with its various complications thn
board decides that (u stablLsblng th'ouiiu
rntex lrom Chicago and tho Mississippi
river by the n-vertil Missouri gatewaH
and adjusting them to a proper relation
with the local rate, a difference of 10
cents first-class should be tho minimum
difference betweeu til's through rat mid
thehiira of the local rates it being under
stood that the proportion estnbllstitd
should decrease with sum correspondence
to the increase of tho distance.
PROHIBS WILL CONTEST THE LAW.
KA.NbAS Crrr. Mo., Not. 2T Mr. F. M.
Lowe, late candidate for governor on tho
prohibition ticket, in an lutrrvlrw, xnid
today that the par'y would cont"t at tho
nrxt election of a Imw governing tne
placing of a ticket In the field. Mr. Iow
ay the Prohibition party will pUce a
tick. it in the rh'ld at the nxt rhction In
the samo manner it Iika atwars done, and
tbt the e.csuion tickets will be forwarded
to thf pretnry of tUe for hi npproral
and if tljy are rot approved mandamus
proceed. ns will be commenced against
him m order to rotnpl hhn to recoguio
the legality of th tliket. Mr. Lowe my
the Prohibition party proposes to fight the
law to the Jnst.
AN IMPROVED GUN SOLD.
Prni-ADf LI'HIA. Pa-. Not. &. The
Dnggs-SM-hrod r rapid firing gun invented
hy Lieutenants Drign and focbreedfr
United htates nary, has ly-a fold to
Knglss f apitallst for 1000,000. Llimnnnt
iJcuroeder is th eoinmnndT of the dyna
mite cruifwr, Vesuvius, nd LiuU-nant
Driggs ih one of the best authorities iu tb
navj on ordiiJUicc matter", hartug bn
graduated from Annapolis at the bead of
hi cla-s Th w.l- w- consurnmntd in
this city lafct week nd U is "Luted that the
two inventor wuru paid the purchase
price iU ca
1 he sdvantac's ol the nw gnn consist
of its light wight nd raold firing capa-
I city. It wrigb only fifte-u pocitids, i
mode of the tronget kind of ! and
can fire a sho tare- mil-s. It cn tfted
lliTcr time fast t the latnou Knplt-h
Armstrong gnn. All the work will bt
lout lt Jvfijtbso'l excepting the gUUA --!d
to the Ubiied States government, whfeb
will h umai filiir-d tif-ir. O'lBi,' Ut ihu
net af cooges rqar g all ordaaace ud
in the tinny ami navy
to be tnade in this
country.
S7R5ET DtSTUBAiCE5 STOPPED
BLormUGTo. I'l . Nv The an
pelat er wr at SpriBCflrld bus rendered a
dectodoe io fa re r of th cltysof Hlnornlng
ton fn it C3MH- nentmtt Jin. V,"hbtJrue of
the rsxlvattoo army Tbe desaatoo estab
lishes tfee nt of cttte aad wwns to pro
tect tbraelTe & lb-allrsed obj
liOOAbi practice l tfce Salvationist.
This ct m-tie a pr-ee '-f parading th
street tfce a'$fet, bJowlag hern and
poundiacoo aa lun-e drum. Mayor
Aiasor ordered Ual rnm laUn;: ae,
and wb Xr. Waabbara appeared oa
tfce strees and vioUffi th- rsoLit abe
iru arrwed aod Ifcwd. Tit- ee wa
taJwo o tfceciTeoK otKirt wbrras tk d
e$.oe wa$ Srne4 it then went to tb
pt-H!e court and has sgain Lees af
firmed. NORTH DAKOTA'S SENATOR.
BcttfASTK. K. D., Nov. 2S. Lytoaa li.
Caey wa elected United States Mnntnj
tonight on the first bUlot. feeing the tcsih
ballot taken oa th ocd senator. Csy
was Mwrcrteid to the bait and accepted !S
eleeiJoo ia a neat spca. Hel brother
of T. B Cey, the well keowa MJnopo-
IU tf&nter.
EX-MINISTER PE.NOLSTON OSAO.
BUCTSeu. Nw Cryi H r He
ca died Una yUKsi-
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