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V0T "ME XL. NO. 61. TUESDAY. KANSAS CITY, AUGUST 10t 1897. TUESDAY. PRICE TWO CENTS. She jxnn$n$ mtw J 831 iW OF WHEAT c tP c i jts aesteiuhy in XJUIGIIST TUB 1I1S1 K THE MARKET. ESTIMATED ')E, S396I10. MADH INTO 0.C TRAIN IT WOULD DC liK MI LBS LONG. .Would Require Tutnlr-fle Enalncs to Poll the Train Exceeded by 151 Cars Combined Receipts of Chicago, Sllnnenpolls, M. Louis, Duluth. TRecclpts of wheat nt Katws Pity jes terday were the largest in the history of this market and exceeded bv 1.1 cars, or appro lately m bushel v iued at aSN. the combined total receipt vester dy of the four great wheat markets of Chicago. St. Louis. Minneapolis and Duluth. , There were SJ1 cars of wheat on the Kan ua City market yesterday, eight more than ever Ixffore. These cars contained approxi mately 1S.S0 tons, or 551.000 bushels of wheat, worth at an average price of H'j cents, a low average per bushel. J3K.110. or enough to buy the sites for and build two Kansas City convention halls on the plans proposed, with JSW) remaining, or JIG each. If divided pro rata among the mem bra of the. Kansas City Admirers' Associa tion. These SJ1 cars, with twenty-five engines to draw them, would make a train over six and one-half miles in length. The cars are worth about tWO.OW. or approximately the value of the wheat they contained. If the returns from this wheat were distributed equally among the residents of Kansas City, each man. woman and child should receive tUI; each family of flu would bo Civen a comfortable living for a week. And jet the receipts of wheat at this market yesterday were said by many board of trade men to lie disappointing. Bets were freely made on Friday that Monday s receipts would exceed l.ono cars, and many cram men placed the estimate as high as 1 Ma. Ilains in the country Interfered with 3 adlng to such an extent that only a Uif J. rence of 2tt per cent in favor of Kansas t ity over the total receipts of the four other leading- wheat markets could be shown. Bets wero offered jesterday wlth- 0 it takers about the board of trade that the day s record would be ngaln broken during the season. It was first broken this j rar Mondav of last week, when K3 cars of wheat wero received. For the cor responding day of last j ear there were 12S cars of wheat received. ih figures given do not take Into ac count the wheat shipped through Kansas City to other markets. The S31 cars wero all consigned to Kansas City. No record can be had of the number of cars passing through and which figure only in helping li riorkade the railroad ards here. Nellh f In there any record of the proportion of rcet.pts at Chicago. St. Louis, etc., which wcr furnished these markets by Kansas .uy and which entered into the reported re. opt here last week. If these records were obtainable they would of course show K rsas City to still better advantage as a wheat market. Other grain receipts )esterday were: C ra. SJ cars, as against 104 for the same day last j ear; oats. 17 cars, against 25 lr year. rye. 3 cars, none last year: flax. 5 c. rs, last year; hay. 39 cars. S3 last ,- Yesterday's grain receipts were deli v cre.1 h the different roads as follows: MU et urt leucine, 17 cars of wheat. IS of corn, r tats, 1 of flax and 11 of hay. Union r .If MS cars of wheat, 1 of corn. 1 of i and 1 of rye. Santa Fe. 30S cars of w i . at and 1 car of hay. Burlington, SO ears r wheat. 15 of corn and 11 of oats. North ( tern 1 car of wheat and 9 of corn. 1. W Island, TS cars of wheat, 12 of corn, . nat : of rte and 1 of hay. Chicago c, at Western. 15 cars of wheat. 5 of corn. 3 i oats. Pittsburg & Gulf II cars of w'mt 5 of hay. "Katy." II cars of ha). M-mpl'is 1 car of flax, 5 of hay. Kansas t 1 ceola &. Southern. 3 cars of flax i ' 5 if hav. IH-plte the enormous receipts of gram t trre-atened blockade was less serious s -terdav than Saturday, and there were t. ut half as many cars In the ards here la night as on Friday night. In the one i.nr between S and 9 o'clock yesterday rr 'ring over 3uu cars were gotten out of r ards and while the ratio was of c i rr r.ot kept up during the day. all of V jards were left reasonably clear, ex t r' iie Suburban Belt which continues ti V5 blockaded, although with fewer cars ' i. Saturdav The fie eleators on this an working forces day and night, but art about 9 cars behind. Half the cars In the Kansas City ards last night were .-a the Suburban Beit. DOG ATTACKSA BLIND MAN. r. c. Kennon, One of the World' In- fortunntrs. Set Upon by HecUcI llrotlierm Savage Mastiff. AA-hlle iMsslng Heckel Bros." liarber sup- r y house at 63 Main street last night R. t. Rernon, a blind organ grinder, who, with his dog. "Tom." us sole escort, is a familiar hgure on the streets of Kansas . iv was attacked by a large mastlfT. Turn" went to his master's rescue, but us Jio Is only a small pointer dog, the n asliff nald little attention to him and kci't at Kennon. Ho had the letter's right 1 nd tn his mouth, when he was driven off I 5 the bvstander. The mastiff then at t k-sl "Tom " He grabbed him by the tiro it with his great teeth, his Jaws cios 1 g Ilka a clasp. "Tom" howled with pain aid hl9 Mind master went to his rescue wuh his cane, and belabored the mastiffs I .. k with rebounding whacks hut to no purpose. The mastiff held on with a death 1 ke grip. "Tom" was fast losing blood t, . life, when someone threw a bucket of v iJ water on the combatants and they fell a, i "Tom" gasping for life. A I en Kennon and his dog were free, the j . . conducted them to a nearby drus l where their wounds wero dressed K i stood bv while his faithful friend r- vtd the first attention from the drug r THe do was suffering from a badly la t sted throat and some wounds on the ir -While "Tom's" wounds were b-1 Cr'ed Kennon recounted the de tau of the tiht. or attack, as It could bet t - i illd. His hand gae him great Pir bat he neer whlmtwred until the J. l s Wf.un.ls were dresel. then he per r ' "! the drucfrtst to attend to him. His I ".. was cbw up badly, but will not N- n, ri i jly affected unless blood poison ing rts In. K.r"in is a eteran of the late war and r- .-s a km 1 1 pen'-i.m for total bllnd r He lives in Ktn-as City nt the 1 ind . ilv Ih.um-, n.ir Fifth and Main strut- He makes a fir Iiing bv plnjlng k -mall hand orptn on the corners for utm. 'Tom' Is lietter than a brother to K m He Is more constant and almost as .Miellieent as a human. Kennon sas r.' .n do everything but talk, and one w.iuM think so to see him at work, dlrect Irg i Is master from one plait to another. I i runs of a stout collar and rope he tr 1 1. s Kennon in and out among the street ca anl wagons burning him up when In a Jinctrnuf situation and slowing up when a rl'ii.E or a step Is to be oercome. kti k n carries his organ strappid upon his i k. and with his free hand wields a h-a walking stick to prolde against at-ruj t plaors in the sidewalks or decided si t -offs. The master and dog eat together in a FcvTih street restaurant. They were on t' i" wa home last night after a hard J s work when the Heckel mastiff made Its iUa k Kennon and his dng are a fa rrllli'' fttKht oil the streets of Kansas ltv. arJ there is not one who has .en them that will not be prompt In extending their umattn tn their hour of trouble Ijist rii!t Ketui.tn lited tsillce headquarters ei.d .. tnplained about tho rough treatment he had rcetxwl from the Heckel dog He recled little encouragement and no k itMn.'e at all. He left the station alone, as tl e dog had been put to lod. and was rot i.Me to be around Kennon will ask th rs-'U' t jadge to have Heckel s dog killed- Jlruevolrnt clrl t'ollectiir Arrested "VV Pouter is held at Central police station for lr.etlg-itlon He was former 1 a collector for ihe National Beneolcnt fi-lety 1 New York Life building, and MTBRer calllns chaT' that he has con t rue-1 to mak col!-, lion- after his con rw'lon with the o1ety was sovered. A etrrs) of embclem-nt wi'l probably bo pUted against him to-daj'. CALLED T0WASHINGT0N. Itev. Frank M. Bristol, or niunilon, 111., to He President McKIn- Ie's Pastor. Kanston, HI., Aug. 9. The Kev. Frank M Bristol, of the First Methodist church, has received a call to the pastorate of tho Metropolitan Metho- Hlct .H,tr.h of Waih- ington. V. C. The In vitation was received Friday afternoon and was forwarded In care of L. C. Tall madge, a director of the church. As the Metropoli tan Methodist church Is the place of wor ship which President McKlnley attends, .i.m ..In.Hnn nf tho -- 'rt-i . Evanston pastor U r f S Z ' . r-otrnfAfA US thft greatest tribute the Washington confer ence could tender to tha H!tlni-lllhffl Evanston divine. Dr. Bristol is a graduate of Northwest ern university. He has been pastor of Trinity and Grace Methodist churches In Chicago and is well known as a lecturer. It is understood that Dr. Bristol has ac cepted the call. GOVERNMENT ARMOR FACTORY. Sperlnl Anvnl Hoard Vow Sitting In A nsliiiiKton t Iiivestllinte nml Preiinre Estimates. Washington. Aug 9. A special naval board, appointed by Acting Secretary Roosevelt for the purpose of preparing, for the information of congress, estimates of the cost of establishing and operating a government plant for the manufacture of armor, met at the navy department to day. The plan is to make a. most thorough investigation of the question presented in all of Its aspects, not only with a view to tho ascertainment of the cost of building a great government factory, but, after that has been accomplished, propositions will be invited for the sale of a complete plant to tho government. While this last infor mation was not specifically directed to be furnished to congress in the law. It Is deemed desirable to supply It. In order to permit of a consideration of the economic advantages of each plan. In the pursuit of the first branch of the subject, it will be necessary for the board to travel a good deal, possibly to Europe, before the Inquiry Is enoed, though that has not jet been determined upon. Cer tainly It will be necessary for It to visit many points In this country wlre it has been suggested that a government plant may be advantageously established. In or der to ascertain at first hands their rela tive merits, and to learn which of them presents the necessary conditions. There has been no lack of suggestions to the navy department from people who would like to locate the plant. They have come from Marion, Ind., from Birming ham. Ala., from Pennsylvania, from Mary land, and, Indeed, from almost every part of the country where there is iron and coal. One recommendation for a site in New Jersey came from a wo-nan. Ac cording to Mr. Roosevelt, some of tho places mentioned had only the scenery to recommend them. A MAN WHO NEVER SLEEPS. John Mottr, a M. Louis Carpenter, Has Been Awake for Twenty-live Years. St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 9. John Stutte, car penter and builder, has been awake twenty-five years. Ills last slumber came so many jears ago that he has forgotten what it Is like to lie down at night and awake refreshed and rejuvenated. Sleep la an unknown quantity with Stutte. He cith er lies upon his bed and gazes on the stara, or. If In a restless mood, takes long walks out Into the country, returning at daybreak to begin work in his little shop Just north of the house. His neighbors call him "tho man who never sleeps " Stutte attributes his sleeplessness to a nol-e which continually roars In his head like a cateract. At times it sounds like the buzz and whir of wheels sawing their way through heavy timber Again, tho sounds resemble escaping steam, and at times they mingle in a horrible, deafening roar. Owing to the noles in his head. Stutte does not hear readily. He says that tho ringing In his ears was caused by an overdose of quinine which was administered to him In 1ST2. He took fiftv-two grains at one dose, and when he woke up the next day he heard a noise In his head which has remained there ever since, keeping him awake every day and night for twenty-live j ears Stutte Is 70 ears old. He carries his age gracefully and does not look the worse for his long siege of wakeful ness. DOESN'T WANT TO WAIT. L. J. I'cttjjohn, of (inrilen City, Anx ious to Enter the Service of Lncle Snm. Topeka, Kas., Aug. 9 (Special.) L. J. Pettyjohn, of Garden City, who has been recommended by Senator Baker for a po sition in the Dodge City land office. Is In the city to-day. He will go to Leaven worth to-morrow to consult the senator In regard to the probable time of tho ap pointment. The present Incumbent was appointed last year to fill a vacancy, and. If he has four jears to serve, his time will not be out until 1900. Pettyjohn Is willing to wait until January next, but he doesn't want to wait three years for the place. He lwlleves that the recent decision of the United States supreme court applies to land office men as well ns to postmasters, and that the president should help him out by firing the present Democratic offi cial. SUTTON TAKESCHARGE TO-DAY "Will Maintain Itenilqnnrtrr nt Leav enworth Chief Deputy Faenn Will Probably Ilcinulii. Topeka. Kas.. Aug. . (Special.) Mike Sutton will take charge of the office of collector of internal revenue for the dis trict of Kansas to-morrow. He will main tain headquarters at the old stand Leav enworth. Although the present chief dep titj . Mr Fagan. N a Republican and the place Is In the classified list, there are two candidates for the place Represent ative A H. Burtls and D. M. Frost, both of Garden Cltv Mr Fagan resides at Leavenworth and from a reliible source, conies the Information that he will not be disturbed The position of cashier of the office has been taken from the cl ifsI lled list and It is said that Captain Henry Booth, of Larned. Is to get that place. ARMENIANS INVADE TURKEY. Cross the Border From Persia and Kill Two Hundred Men, Women nnd Children. Constantinople, Aug. 9. An official dis patch received here sajs several thousand Armenian agitators from Persia Invtded Turkev last Friday. They killed 200 of the Mlgrlkl tribe. Including women and chil dren. The wife of the chief wns put to death with the most cruel tortures, and several other victims had their noses and ears cut off. The authorities Have taken measures to capture the marauders. Poor Crops in Austria. London. Aug. 10. A dispatch to the Times from Vienna says that the unfavorable harvest prospects In Austria-Hungary, which have been aggravated by the floods, have caused a rapid rise in the price of lenals. which are now standing higher than any figure they have reached for many ears. This 13 especially the case with wheat. Cnml Itnln In Mirrldnn County. Hoxle, Kas., Aug. 9. Rain fell here last r.Ight. From reports from all over the county, it was general, and the fall was two inches. No corn has been hurt so far. nnd this Insures a crop. Tho hay harvest 1 In full blast. Farmers will sow the larg est acrengo of small grain this fall that was ever put out In this county. Hotel Victoria Has the coolest rooms. O. 8. Stanton. Prosw f .-c y s ry-yd V ARE GETTING HUNGRY I APPETITES OP TUB COAL MI.NEKS HEFLSE TO STRIKE. STRIKERS' FAMILIES STARVING. 3IAA.Y APPEALS FROM ALL OVER THE STRIKE DISTRICT. Marching Miners Living Better Than Their Wires and Children Series of Mass Meeting to Be Held Ao Pay for the Strikers. Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 9. Appeals for food and provisions were numerous at the head quarters of the miners officials in this city to-daj. .t appeared as if there was a wall from every section of the district, and miners In person were present to ask that the suffering ones be looked after. Secre tary Warner was kept busy answering the appeals. He said to-night that he had sent more than $1,000 worth of groceries and provisions Into various parts of tho dis trict. The appeals are now coming in from the families, the heads of which are at the various mining camps using their in fluence to keep other men. from working. Tho strike is beginning to cause hunger among tho miners' families along the Wheeling division and in the Pan Handle district. At the mines where company1 stores have been in operation the desti tution is more marked. In most instances tho stores were closed up shortly after the striku began, and the mlntrs have no place now where their credit Is good. The male members of the miners' families are living better in the camps than thu wom en and smaller children are at home. A series of meetings is to be held all ov er the district. It is expected to keep up the Interest In every section and strengthen every point where there is the least Indi cation of weakness. The vigils on the mines of the New York and Cleveland Gas Coal Company are to be kept up, and the vlior Increased from day to day. The fol lowing was Issued by President Patrick Dolan and Secretary Warner to-day: "There will be a mass meeting of all the miners at Canonsburg, Wednesday, Au gust 11, at 10 a. m. All miners of the above named places will call meetings and pre Cere to go. The meeting will be addressed y the district officials and others. Every m'ner Is requested to attend." The campaign In Westmoreland county will begin at Irwin on Wednesday. At 2 p m. a monster meeting will be held. It Is expected that Eugene V. Debs, Mrs. Mary Jones, M. P. Carrlck, Patrick Dolan and others will make addresses. A march is to be made from Turtle Creek. There will be a number of brass bands In the precession. The strikers desire to awaken an interest in that section, as they claim tho mines that are working are an Injury to their cause. At the instigation of Thomas E. Sutton, of WHIocks, Henry Ulrlch, Emil Nazer, Henry Huser and Gustav Rings, miners, wero committed to Jail for a hearing be fore Alderman J. V. McMasters on various charges to-day. Ulrlch Is charged with aggravated assault and battery. Nazer, with assault and battery, and Huser and Rings with unlawful assemblage. The ar rests are the result of an altercation at WHIocks, July 26, on account of the strike. Warrants are out for a number of others. Early this morning tho miners of West Elizabeth made a march on the mines of the Elizabeth Mining Company, formerly operated by Horner & Roberts. About fifty men were going to work. After a con sultation, the men asked that they ba al lowed to finish loading a flat. They agreed to go out as soon as it was loaded, which will take several dajs. The officials of the company made an effort this afternoon to get permission from the mining officials to continue work on a 69-cent basis. This was not given, and it is expected that the mine will be Idle as soon as the flat Is loaded. , . All tho miners of the New Tiork nnd Cleveland Gas Coal Company who are still at work were paid to-day, but those who struck did not receive any money, the company insisting upon tho terms of tho contract, by which the men agreed to for feit all money duo them in case they re fused to work. All the mlnprs who give a reasonable excuse for attending any of the meetings will be paid. The company has the names of all the men who have been at these meetings and took part In any of the demonstrations. Unless they can give an explanatory ex. cuse, they will get no money. The strik ers say the men have promised to quit work as soon as they get their pay, but Superintendent Samuel DeArmlt says the strikers will not take a man out of Plum Creek mine, except twenty-nine who will bo discharged. Owing to the carelessness of the guard about the Sandy Creek mine, forty men went into the mine at 5 o'clock this morning and are now at work. Last week there were but three men nt work and only three cars of coal were mined. Nowaskl, the Connellsvllle agitator, who addressed the meeting, last night In four languages, was expelled from the camp and ordered to stay away for using pro fane language In his speech. William Brlscal, a day man at Plum Creek, was riding his bicycle last night when he was assaulted by four of the strikers and badly Injured. His wheel was broken and ne will be laid up for sev eral weeks Tho Sandy Creey miners are awaiting developments. They are hopeful the court will set aside the contracts of the company which the men were obliged to sign. Hunger Is doing more Injury to tho cause of the miners than any other one thing, and the commissary department is doing every thing possible to provide against this con ccntingency. President Dolan will go to tho Canons burg region and defy the injunctions by speaking at a meeting scheduled for the 11th Inst. It hf said that only thirteen gon dolas were loaaed at Plum Creek to-day. There is to be a big demonstration In the morning at Plum Creek, when the strikers believe they will be able to close down the J. C. Dysart, a member of the unlformlly oimmlsslon. returned to the city to-da after a week's absence. He says the work of securing signatures will be pushed ear nestly, and he believes the required num ber will be secured. The miners, he says, caiir.ot poslblv win the strike, as the mines still in operation can supply the de mand. Some coal operators are getting restless, and threaten to attempt to start their mines this week. W. II. Simmons, a large coal deiler, sas there Is no scar citv of coal. Last night 230 cars of 'coil canu into nttsburg from West Virginia, and large quantities are being shipped to Pittsburg from the mines along tho Penn sylvania railroad. NEW TURN INWEST VIRGINIA. Strikers Succeed In Getting Part of the Bores Run Men to Prom ise to Quit Work. Wheeling. AV. Va., Aug. 9. Matters took a new turn to-day in the Wheeling dis trict, nnd the miners are feeling encour aged. A small army of miners from Mcur.dsvllle and Bonwood gathered at the works of the Glendale company, eight miles below the city, and soon Induced the working miners at that plant to come out to a man. Encouraged by their success nt this point, and enforced by the Glendale men and by a body of strikers that had come- across the hills from Elm Grove, the marchers went to the Boggs Run mines and camped out on ths hillside. This aft erroon. as the miners came out from their work, the strikers took them In and se cured their promise to remain out of the mines during the strike If all the men em ployed by the Boggs Run mine would maka the same promise. The army then dis banded, with Instructions to assemble at th mouth of Boggs Run mines at 2 o'clock to-morrow morning, when the other min ers will be seen, and their promise to stay out secured. It is anticipated that this ef for: to cause a general suspension in the Wheeling district will meet with success. A demonstration against the Heather Ington and Wegee River mines across tho river in the Belmont district was to have taken place to-morrow, but as the Heath enrgton men came out to-day and Joined the strike, the plan may be changed. The men at the Wegee mines, however, when Interviewed by a committee of the strik er? to-day. declined to Join tho strike. The tUmonjtrattoa against .Wegee nines n&r. take place Tuesday, but It Is more likely to occur later In the week. With Wegee and Boggs Run shut down, all of the mines in this suction on both banks of the Ohio will have suspended. ARMED DEPUTIES ON GUARD. Over UOO Men nt Cofteen, HI., Protect ing 1-." Working Miners From n Strike Army. Coffeen, III., Aug. 9. This town Is under martial law. A force of 235 armed deputy sheriffs Is guarding the town, and particu larly the property of the Coffeen Coal and Copper Company. One hundred and twenty-five men were at work In the shaft to day under protection of an armed force. They refused to work unless tho sheriff's posse stood guard at the mine entrance to prevent the possibility of an onslaught from the strikers. "General" Bradley's men are encamped, 200 strong. In tho woods Just west of town. They have been forbidden to enter the vil lage, under penalty of arrest. Deputy sheriffs carrying shotguns, Win chesters and other weapons stand guard at every roadway running In here, and no one Is allowed to enter unless he can show th.it his business is of a nature having no connection with the strike. Bradley has gone to Springfield for a conference with Governor Tanner. Until his return noth ing Is apt to be done. He will be on the ground about to-morrow morning, and then it is expected that the strikers will move on the town. Early this morning Presi dent J. I Traylor, of the town board, ac companied by B. B. Ray. the personal representative of Governor Tanner, went to the mine and addressed the miners. in reply to questions he asked, the miners said they wanted the guards about the pits retained: declared they wished for no con ference with strikers, and said they were entirely satisfied to stay at work. Mr. Ray then held a conference with the strikers and made them a speech, in which he sym pathized with their condition. MAY BE AN ANTHRACITE STRIKE Depends Upon the Success or Failure of the Bituminous Miners Struggle. Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 9. Upon the success or failure of the bituminous coal miners' strike depends tho Inception of a move ment by the anthracite miners for higher wages and better conditions. District President Patrick Dolan and the other offi cials of the United Mine Workers' organi zation have received several letters within ths past few days from different parts of the Pennsylvania anthracite coal region asking for Information on the outlook for the big strike, and wanting to know what assurances of victory they have. If tho bituminous miners win. the anthracite dig gers think they would have an equal chance of securing an advance in wages.' If the present strike Is lost. he attempt for an advance will not be mt e In the anthracite region. The anthracite miners ore poorly organ ized. At one time their union was strong, but disastrous strikes In which the men were beaten resulted In a gradual shrink ago in the union. The United Mine Work ers' officials have sent cheerful news In re sponse to the request for an opinion on the outcome of their strike. The intention of the anthracite miners is to get together as many of their fellow workmen as possible before any demand for higher wag?s Is made. and. looking to this end, organizers will begin work at once. NO STRIKE IN IOWA. Hnwkeye Miners Decide -Not to Go Out, but Will Give Their Mites to Aid. Ottumwa, la.. Aug. 9. At a meeting of tho Iowa miners here to-day. It was de cided not to strike in sympathy with the Easterners, but It was votcd to assess all men 23 cents per week .lor their aid. The meeting was poorly nttended, only one fourth of tho miners In the stnte being represented. The agitators from Illi nois worked hard to get the men to declare a strike, but the men decided they could do no good In ordering a strike with such a small number, and passed a resolution ordering notices to be sent out to all camps in the state for another meet ing at Oskaloosa. August 19. If two-thirds of the mines in the state signify their in tention of sending delegates the meeting will be held; If not It will be called off. It Is very probable that the meeting will not occur, and that each" camp will settle Its own scale and grievances with the opera tors. HOKE SMITHSETTLED IT. Acted as Arbitrator In the Big Cotton 31111 Strike nt Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 9. It develops to day that the settlement of the big strike of the Fulton bag and cotton mill opera tives here was the work of ex-Secretary Hcko Smith. Tho strike Involved tho ne gro question, and adjustment was difficult. Disinterested parties induced the strikers con mlttce and President Elsas of the com pany to meet in Mr. Smith's office, and, with the former secretary acting as ar bitrator, an agreement was reached on terms suggested by him. Tho settlement Is regarded here as a victory for the prin ciple of arbitration In labor disputes. To Smuggle AVhlsky Into Alaska. Rntlv tVnsh.. Aug. 9. It Is said . whisky smuggling ring has been formed In San Francisco, with a branch In this city, to smuggle whisky into Alaska and the Klondike district. Henry Laub. of Laub fr & Co.. distillers, of Louisville, Ky.. Is said to have been invited to join the ring, but to have rejected the overtures. The plan is to conceal tho whisky In a boat loaded with provisions. Bicycle Cut Causes a Failure. Philadelphia. Aug. 9.-Tho F. W Damp man Cycle Company made a. general as signment to-day for the benefit of Its cred itors. Mr. Dampman said the failure was due not alone to the general depression, but because of the cut rate war now going on among the large dealers. BRIEF BITS OK ."SEWS. Cyrus C. Maclay. president of the Bank of Tipton, Mo., and an old resident. Is dead. Miss Katie Morgan. 17 years old. attempt ed to commit suicide after a quarrel with her lover. C. J. Chapman. Jerry Wilson and Frank Wetzler. of Oketo, Kas., will start for the Klondike this week. A flax tow factory at Fort Scott. Kas.. which has been idle for several months, has resumed operations. Morris Eppler, aged 8. shot and killed Rudolph Freikel, aged 5. while playing with a loaded revolver at Dayton. O. The Nevada. Mo., school board has broken its deadlock by the election of Pro fessor A. W. Duff, of Pleasant Hill, super intendent. It is learned tbat 130 persons most chil dren, were killed, and 1.0 badly injured by the explosion In the cartridge depot at Rutfchuk, Bulgaria. William Price attempted to kill William Tassie. whom he found in company with his wife at Lewisburg. Ky.. and Tassie shot him twice, killing him instantly Four freight cars were demolished by a collision In the Missouri Pacific yards at Yates Center, Kas., Sunday. This is the fourth wreck there within three weeks. Ethel Hornaday. aged 13, was shot through the head by the accidental dis charge of a target gun by Harry Kldredge. nt a Sunday school picnic near Pittsburg. It 'is said Chester I. Long will permit Colonel Murdock. of the A ichlta Eagle, to name the next postmaster there, and that he has decided upon his son, victor, for the position. Sheriff Ewlng. of Nevada. Mo.. left yes terday for Nebraska, to bring back A 111 iam Burbridge, a prominent joung farmer charged with forging the name of Mike Ilandley to a check for J.I. Kansas Cltvans registered at New York hotels are: S. C. Chiles at the Cosmopoli tan: H. C. Crowell at the Grand Lnlon: F. A. boggett at the Manhattan. V. F. Gor don and A. Gregory at the Astor; E. S. Hall at the Grand. Editor E. AV. Hoch sa)s regarding the mention of his name as a candidate for congress In the Fourth Kansas district that it has been done without consulting him. and that he has now the only office he wants his newspaper office. The Maryville. Mo., council has instituted impeachment proceedings aS'"Jt aV!,,Vc Davis, town marshal, charging him with receiving money from the proprietors of disreputable houses and with releasing from Jail without trial persona charged with crime. T E ATTOREY GENERAL BOYLE IG NORES FEDERAL COURT ORDER. THREATENED CLASH AT HAND. Tne OLD aUESTIOX OF STATE'S RIGHTS IS l.AA'OLA'ED. POPS ARE BACKING MR. BOYLE. INSISTED TJPO.V HIS DEFYING THE FEDERAL INJUNCTION. After Being Ordered Not to Harms One of the Illllmon Companies, Mr. Ilojle Brings Suit to Oust It From Doing Business In State of Kunsas. Topeka, Kas., Aug. 9. (Special.) The threatened clash of authority between the state and federal authorities took place to day when Attorney General L- C. Boyle defied tho recent order of Judge Williams, of the United States circuit court, and In stituted proceedings in the state supreme court to enjoin the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York from transacting business in the stato of Kansas. The right of the federal court virtually to set. aside a criminal law of a state and enjoin the state's prosecuting officer from doing his duty under the state law Is denied, and by filing the suit to-day the attorney gen eral deliberately violated the injunction of the federal court for the purposo of set tling the question of state's rights. A few days ago Attorney General Boyle said in an interview that he would not vio late the order of Judge Williams. He re iterated that statement this forenoon. This afternoon he dictated a petition to his stenographer, and at 5 o'clock filed it with the clerk of the supreme court. The case Is In tho nature of a quo war ranto proceeding. The attorney general brought It on relation of the state, and made John E. Lord, the general agent of tho Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York for the state of Kansas, the de fendant. Lord's name was used in order to get the foreign corporation Into court. llojle AV111 Push the Case. Kojlo expects to push this case in the supreme court, and at the same time he expects to be cited to appear In the federal court to show why he should not be pun ished for contempt of court. He claims that the Injunction issued by Judge AVI1I iams at Colorado Springs a few days ago is unconstitutional, and It is on this question that he expects to take the case to the United States supreme court. The action of Attorney General Boyle was taken this afternoon, after an extended conference of all the Populist state officials, and party platform makers, in the govern or's office. It is said that Boyle counseled against such action, but that all the rest Insisted on his defying the federal author ities and instituting proceedings. He Is the only one to be caught for contempt, and some of his warm friends to-night believe he made a mistake In following the advice of other officials, whose liberty Is not at stake, instead of his own judgment. The only object the other officials have in view is to make political capital In order to bol ster up their party, and they will even con sent to have Bo)le deprived of his liberty to accomplish that end. The attorney gen eral was closeted with legal advisers to night and could not be seen. G. C. Clemens, supreme court reporter, the original "anarchist" of Kansas, is high ly elated to-night over the action of Attor ney General Bo)le. He says it is tho open ing gun in a struggle that promises to be of as much Importance ns the civil war. It Is the beginning of a war which will result In the abolishment of federal courts, he says, and the restoration of state sover eignty, as Intended by the forefathers. Mr. IloIe's Petition. The petition filed to-day Is as follows: "Ijuls C. Boyle, attorney general of the state of Kansas, comes now here Into the supreme court of the state of Kansas, and, by authority and In the name and on behalf of the said state, gives the said ourt here to understand and be Informed i-at said defendant. John E. Lord, with out having been thereunto licensed by the superintendent of Insurance of the said state, or In any manner authorized by the laws thereof, claims a certain franchise In said state, and. so claiming, has ex ercised, and does still exercise, nnd will so continue to exercise said franchise un less prevented by the Judgment of this court; to-wit. the franchise of acting with in the state of Kansas as the general agent of a certain life lnsuranco company not organized under the laws of this state, but organized and existing by nnd under tho laws of the state of New York, to wlt. the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, and as such general agent appointing other agents of said company to act as such in this state; of personally, and bv- and through such agents so np- fiolnted, procuring, receiving and forward ng In and from this state applications for Insurance in said Mutual Life Insur ance Company of New York, and of gen erally aiding In the transaction within this state of the business of life Insurance with said Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. "And the said attorney general. In the name and by the authority and on behalf of the said state of Kansas, gives the court to further understand and be in formed that the s-ild Mutual Life Insur ance Company of New A'ork had not. and has not. during the exercise of said fran chise by said defendant, so claimed by him procured from the superintendent of Insurance of the state of Kansas any cer tificate of authority to. directly or Indi rectly, transact any business of Insurance in the stato of Kansas, but had been and still Is refused and denied any such cer tificate: and said company had and has no authority whatever from the state of Kansas to transact in said state any life insurance or other Insurance business whatever. "And the said attorney general. In name, by authority and on behalf of the state of Kansas, avers that, by reason of the prem !es, the said defendant has usurped and dees usurp upon the state of Kansas the franchise aforesaid, and claims and as sumes to exercise the same without author ity of law. "AVherefore, the said attorney general. In the name, by authority and on behalf of the state of Kansas, prays the court here that said defendant may be required to answer to this matter: that he may be outed and forever excluded from claiming or exercising said franchise without au thcrltv of the state of Kansas first had and given in accordance with the laws of said state, and that said state mav be given such other relief as the case upon hearing may warrant." AA'IH Be Tried on Its Merits. The case In the supreme court will take 'ne same course as a civil proceeding. It will be tried on Its merits. The Insurance company will be called upon to produce evidence showing that It Is legally entitled to do business In Kansas. If It falls to do this, then It will be deprived of doing busi ness In the state. The chief bone of con tention Is over the question raised by the recent action of State Insurance Commis sioner McNall as to whether the Insurance department can arbitrarily bar a solvent company out of the state. Chief Justice Doster will not likely sit In tho bearing of the case, as ha Is a policy.. holder of the company which Is tangled up In the litigation. High-minded Judges, from those on the United States supreme court down, have always refrained from sitting In an Insurance case in which a company In which they were insured was Involved. Although Chief Justice Doster has a desire to twist the tails of corpora tions In general and insurance companies in particular, he would no doubt vacate the bench In this case to prevent criticism of his acts. The case will not come up In the supreme court until October. The attor neys for the insurance company will prob ably call Judge Williams' attention to the action of Attorney General Boyle, and the federal Judge is likely to have the attorney general before him for contempt at Wich ita on September 2. That Is the first day of the next term of the federal court In this district. This Is the order granted by Judge AVII1 iams that has precipitated the fight be tween the state and federal authorities: The Violated Injunction. "Upon presentation of the verified bill of complaint herein duly filed, and for good cause shown. It is hereby ordered that the hearing of the application of the com plainant herein for a temporary injunction and certain orders mentioned and described in said bill of complaint be and the same Is hereby set down for the first day of the next ensuing term of this court at the city of Topeka. In Shawnee county, state of Kansas; and. In the meantime and until such hearing, it Is ordered, adjudged and decreed that the defendants herein, AVebb McNall, superintendent of Insurance: his clerks, agents and emploes, and Louis C. Boyle, as attorney general of the state of Kansas, his clerks, agents and employes, be and each of them Is hereby strictly com manded and enjoined from In any manner whatever interfering with the Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New York, com plainant herein, its officers, agents and employes. In the transaction of Its life in surance business in the stato of Kansas; and from In any manner whatever proceed ing against said company, its officers.agcnts or employes. In any civil or criminal ac tion, or from attempting to proceed against any of the ofilccrs. agents or emploes of the Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New York, complainant herein as afore said, or attempting to Interfere or from In terfering whatever with the Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New A'ork. com plainant herein. Its officers, agents and em ployes In soliciting business, receiving pre miums and issuing policies upon the lives of Individuals within the state of Kansas, under the pains and penalties which may fall upon them and each of them In case of disobedience; that they forthwith, and until the application for a temporary In junction can be heard, desist from ha rassing or troubling in any manner what ever the said Mutual Life Insurance Com pany, of New York, complainant herein as aforesaid. Its officers, agents and em ployes. In transacting the business of life insurance In the state of Kansas. It is further ordered that certified copy of this order shall be forthwith served upon each of the said defendants." McNall at the Bottom of It. The entire trouble arose over the arbitra ry action of Insurance Commissioner AA'ebb McNall In refusing to license the Mutual Life, of New A'ork. On March 3 of the present year the old license expired, and the company sent a draft to renew it. McNall returned the draft and refused the license because the company had not paid the fa mous Hlllmon claim. At the same time he refused to license the New York Life and the Connecticut Mutual companies, the two others Involved In the Hillmon litigation. Sin-e that time, suits of various kinds have been filed by these companies. The Mutual filed suit for damages against McNall and his bondsmen, and this case Is now pending In the federal court. Then, on July 19, It filed suit before Judge Williams, acting us circuit judge of this district, to enjoin Mc Nall and the attorney general from Inter fering in any way with its business in this state. The sweeping order made by Judge Will lams. In which he even prohibited the at torney general from bringing civil or crim inal action against the company, caused the state officials to make a mighty howl, and resulted In the case brought toylay, in which the federal authorities were defied. AVhen the case comes to trial In the fed eral court. It will be contended that that court has no jurisdiction, for the reason that, under the laws of Kansas, the Mutual Life Company cannot transact business at all In the state of Kansas, because of the fact that it Is a foreign mutual company, without any capital stock, and that such companies are not authorized to write busi ness In the state under existing laws. The attorney general's action in attempting to enforce the state insurance law will be attacked upon the grounds that he has gone at the matter in an unconstitutional way. In other words, it will be contended that no law gives him the right to bring quo war ranto proceedings to oust a company from Kansas when that company is solvent. JUDGE WILLIAMS WONT TALK. Says Attorney GenernI Bo Ie's Action Is n Matter of Indifference to Him. Colorado Springs. Col., 'Aug. 9. (Special.) Judge Williams was seen by the corre spondent of The Journal at his summer borne In the mountains near Manitou late to-night. AA'hen Informed of the action taken by the. attorney general, tho judge was evidently much provoked. "This Is a matter of supreme Indiffer ence to me," he said. "It is the ruling of another court, and I have absolutely noth ing to say on the subject, only to express the indifference I feel." MR. BUSH'S REFORM SCHEME. Secretary of State AVnnts Powers of the Stnte Board of Equalization Greatly Increased. Topeka, Kas.. Aug. 9. (Special.) Secre tary of State W. E. Bush to-day outlined an amendment to the present law govern ing taxation which he proposes to attempt to have adopted at the special session of the legislature. He wants the law so amended as to give the state board super vision ever the county boards of equaliza tion nnd clothe it with the power to equal ize property as between the Individuals In the county. In this way he says the taxa tion question can be solved. In case the state board is not satisfied with the assess ment as certified up by the county board It could go to that county and equalize the ptoperty Itself. Mr. Bush has it figured out that the packing industry of Kansas City. Kas.. alone should pay taxes on JJOhO.Ono worth of personal property. If his plan of giving the state board power to equalize between Individuals In the county Is adopted, he says the corporations can not escape their Just portion of taxation. NEW CO-OPERATIVE COMPANY. Kansas City, Kas., Men Interested In n Big Mexican Colonisa tion Scheme. Topeka, Aug. 9. (Special.) La Com panla Empressa Mexlcana Is the title of a new co-operative company chartered by the secretary of state to-day. The company has a capital stock of $500,000, and Its object Is to operate a co-operative colony In the state of A'era Cruz, Mexico. Its head- Sunrters will be In Kansas Cltv, Kas. the Irectors are: Charles M. Hale. AV. G. Seaver and G. E. AA'oodhouse. of Chicago; J. AV. Zook. of Fort Worth: S. II. Mllllken. of Dallas: J. J. Haynes. of Laredo- D. D. Hoag. AA'lnfleld Freeman and Thomas Donohue, of Kansas City, Kas. Topeka "Clubs" AVnnt to Run. Topeka, Kas.. Aug. 9. (Special.) Gov ernor Lcedy will soon receive an enormous petition, begging him to allow the "clubs" to run In Topeka. The petitions have been In circulation several days and It Is claimed that there are 2.500 names- on the papers and that they will be ready for presenta tion to the governor some- time tola week. WOMEN AS JDBOBS. THREE DRAAA-N FOR SERVICE AT FORT SCOTT, KAS. WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO SERVE ARE ELECTORS AND TAXPAYERS, AND, THEREFORE, ELIGIBLE. AH Are the AA'lves of Prominent Fori Scott Business .lien Their Names AVere Furnished to the County Clerk by the Mn or. Fort Scott, Kas., Aug. 9. (Special.) When the regular and addition jury panels for the September term of the district court for this county were drawn this afternoon, tho names of three prominent women of this city were among the list of Jurors. Tho women whose names were drawn are Mrs. A. Kaufman, wife of SIgmund Kaufman, grocer; Mrs. A. M. Douglass, wife of Charles Douglass, a mine operator, and Mrs. M. E. Ross, wife of C. Ross, a real estate broker. The names were furnished the county clerk by the mayor, who took them from the 1S37 tax rolls. The women own proper ty and pay taxes, and the names were drawn in the same manner as men's names. On the tax rolls their names appear with out the prefix "Mrs." The state law provides that all taxpayers who are electors are eligible for Jury serv ice, and as women are electors In munici pal elections, they are, no doubt. eligible Several prominent attorneys are of tha opinion they will have to serve, unless ex cused by the court. MR. KENNA'S NARROW ESCAPE. Ills Special Car Badly Demolished in a Collision at Burllngume, Kas., Yesterday. Topeka. Kas.. Aug. 9. (Special.) Gen eral Solicitor Kenna, of the Santa Fe sys tem, had a narrow escape from death in a wreck this morning at Buriingame. He was on his way home from a trip to Old Mexico, and his special' car was attached to the first section of the passenger train due in Kansas City at T a. m. The train stopped at Buriingame for orders, and section No. I overtook It. After noticing the danger signal the engineer of the sec ond train did not have time to brln? his train to a dead stop. The front end of the boiler and pilot of the engine crashed Into the private car. Mr. Kenna was dressing for the day. and was standing near tho rear of his car. When he- saw the danger he ran to the middle of the car. This saved him. The berth out of which he had just crawled was demolished. He took passage in a Pullman and came to this city. A wrecking crew soon cleared the track and brought Mr. Kenna's car and the damaged engine to the Topeka shops for repairs. Traffic was delayed a short time. Mr. Kenna spent the day here at the general offices, and -left this evening for Chicago. A DOUBLE WRECK. Freight Goes Through n Bridge and Passenger Jumps the Track In Running Around It. Portland. Ir.d., Aug. 9. At 11 o'clock this morning a south bound Grand Rapids & Indiana freight train went through the bridge spanning the Wabash river, a mile north of Gereva. The engine and tender fell into the river, and the cars plied up over them. Engineer Barney Reld and Fire man James Gallagher went down with tha engine. The former had both legs crushed and was otherwise badly Injured. He will die. Fireman Gallagher and Brakeman James Clifford were severely Injured. Ow ing to the wreck, traffic over the road was suspended and passenger trains were sent from Portland and Decatur around by way of Cellnn, O.. over other lines. The south bound Grand Rapids passenger train, due here at 2 p. m.. while making the detour, was wrecked two miles north of Coldwa ter. O. The train left the track and En gineer Brown, of the Mackinaw road, was killed and Engineer Anderson and Fire man Golden, of the Grand Rapids train, were seriously injured. FLOOD IN MISSISSIPPI. Protracted Drouth Broken by a Del uge AVhlch Greatly Damages Property nnd Crops. Meridian, Miss., Aug. 9. The heaviest and most disastrous rainfall this section of the country has experienced in years occurred yesterday and to-day. Four days ago tho mountain streams in this part of the state were almost dry from the prolonged drouth, but to-night the)' are roaring torrents, sweeping everything before them. Bridge have been swept away, fences carried off and in the lowlands bordering the larger streams corn nnd cotton have been nearly ruined. The damage to property In East Mississippi and AVest Alabama in the shape of bridges, fences, etc., will be heavy. TEN NEGROES MISSING. Tonliont Blows Up on the Mississippi River, Ten Miles Below Cairo, III. Cairo, 111., Aug. 9. Captain B. B. Brad ley's tow-boat, Fritz, blew up ten miles be low here at 7 o'clock this morning. Tea men are mlssinr, and four are badly scald ed. The Fritz was on her way here from O'Brien landing, with a tow of logs, when her flues collasped. The Ora Lee towed the Fritz Into this port about 10 o'clock, and the Injured men were sent to the marine hospital. The ten men missing are all negro roust abouts and deckhands. It Is Impossible to get their names. Bridge Carpenter Killed. Coffeyville. Kas.. Aug. 9.-(SpecIal.) AV. A. Gordon, a Missouri Pacific bridge car penter. waB Instantly killed to-day while working on a bridge over the Aerdlgrls river, near this city. He lost his balance and fell from the top of the structure to the rocks, fifty feet below. His head was crushed. He wa3 about 34 years old and unmarried. He has relatives at AA'lnfleld, Kas. Fatal Boiler Explosion. Mena. Ark.. Aug. 9. (Special.) A boiler explosion occurred in the planing mill of C. P. Morrison & Co., which wrecked the entire building, and the engineer, Harry Nelson, was horribly mangled. His head was blown off by the flying Iron- He leaves a wife and two children. Other employes about the building were Injured, but not seriously. Prlmte Yacht Rons Ashore. Cape May. N. J.. Aug. 9. John T. Healy's forty-ton yacht. Oxonian, with Its owner and Dr. S. T. Baines. of Philadelphia as a fuest, while sailing to Atlantic City to ay. ran ashore at South Cape May. The yacht filled and began to break up. The Cape May Point life saving crew took the Jiassengers on. xne yacni win oo a loiai oss. Gravel Trnln Striken n Strrrt Car. Janesvllte, Wis., Aug. 9. A gravel train on the Chicago & Northwestern railroad struck a street car, which was passing over the main track of the road, throwing it to one side and Injuring six persons seriously. It Is believed that none of the Injuries will prove fatal. Blacksmith Burned to Dentil. Ellsworth. Kos.. Aug. 9. Fred KIpp. re siding with his father, six miles west of here, was overcome with heat this after noon while working In his blacksmith shoa and, falltnz face downward Into the fire, was burned to death.