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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 18, 1897.
COOK'S INLET GOLD.
SII.tRRS JIETI Il FROM SIXSET CITV
WITH COVMflEHUILE bLJIS.
GOOD PAY FOR PROSPECTORS.
I'AKTV OP TttnVTV-EIGHT CI.ElMill
ii' aholt sfinowo.
Sunrise nl a Ncm District, lint I.lltle
Prospecting; Work Has llecu
Done c,v 1 oris Preacher
at Work on n Mntri-
Sitka, Alaska. Nov. 7,. via Seattle. Wash..
Nov. 17. Tlio steamer Dora arrival here
to-night Willi twenty -eight miners from the
Sunrise mining district near Cook's inlnt,
and tlXV) In koM. Th Maimer left Vna
laska September 17. and Ji several dijs
overdue- This fact .ind the crowd of jubi
lant miners with their s-uks of sold cre
ated great excitemi lit and unlimited en
thusiasm. A numl( r of the men went In
lat year, but motof them -ailtd to tli.it
legion this .season, the first trip of the
Among the fortunate ones who brought
Bold out are the I.IIy brothers and four
other?. comprising the Polly Mil ing Cora
puny, JCHW, Fresl Smith, of Juneau. $31.
0"), Simpson & Se-verson. 10.O. H. A.
Schmeoser. $(. Slratton &. Ducie. S
nttle, K.M; Fresno Mining Company, $13 -W).
All of the others had sacks contain
ing J-1,000 down to PM. II. M. Wheeler, a
merchant at Sunrise City, had exactly 10
DOO, nearly all coarse Bold and nuggets.
The aggregate represents four months' la
bor. The Sunrise is not a new district, but
outside of the Polly company. Fred Smith
' and George Heedy. there has been nothing
I done in the way of developing. The trib-
" ularies of Six-Mile creek, which Is a mu
tuary of Turnngay arm, are prosiected ami
utakcd. The I'olly company operates sev-
ueI 'air m Mills creek, between the
oc luneau river and Canon
jj, richest of anything- there,
h . mpletely del eloped. George
"to ,g on Hear creek, and av-
j1. week up to September. He
'ft, men, Fred Smith Is doing
y : mining on Lynx creek and
J0 ity -three men. The sleep
t ;nty of water make hydraulic
L ind natural.
!l k. Mill. Gulch and Lynx,
Six Mile, are prospected and
". t. .r,A nf t!lf.n tlQlA lien
j 111 ."" . ....-. ...-.w . --.
;pt Smith s, property on i.jni
rock Jifl not been touched in
except on Mills and Bear creeks.
jrk runs from SO cents to $11 to
bedrock on either Mills or Bear
H2 to. the pan. There was .Vrnsh
eet to Cook's Inlet last year, but
them came out In the fall dis-
rhose who remalned.togcther vlth
tpector who went in this year,
xperience and gold. There are W
a liotcl, and saloons at Sunrise
,rn. X. Y., Nov. 17. C. Carrington.
ittle. Wash., has created no little
rmong the young women of Auburn
g the last week. Carrington announced
business here to be the selection of
it SflO healthy young women whom he
oed to take to Alaska In the spring
the purpose of equalizing the disparity
ween the male and female population
it It Is supposed will exist In the gold
glon next season.
The matrimonial agent Is an ex-minister,
nd proposes to pay the expenses of the
;arty. getting his remuneration out of the
turns that will be paid for wives on his
jhrrhal. "It I a perfectly legitimate busl
' nes." said he. "and I consider myself the
licnefactor. There are thousands of young
women in the East who aTe unable to find
hu'unnds In their own communities, and
would avail themselves gladly of this op
portunity. "I am making a careful .selection of good;
respectable Toungw omen.- and "everyone
of them will be worth her weight in gold.
I think a .girl is foolish who would object
to a husband on these terms. I hav e a good
many applications, and the only thing
they object to Is being auctioned off."
EIeen young women were signed during
the man's stay In Auburn, and he has gono
to Utlca to enlist some more
Fry ' Jfew Eneliinderii CnlriK Krora
Seattle 1o Copprr lllirr
i y Seattle. Wash., Nov. 17. A pirty, of
sturdy New England men. most of whom
hail from Boston, are here, outfitting for
a most hazardous trip over the glacial
fields and snow cohered mountain ranges
of Alaska. They arc captained by F. Her
bert Haines, a newspaper man of Salem.
They are bound for a second Kldorado lo
cated lh the Upper Copperirivcr' country
in Alaska. In prepiration for a possible
encounter with a hQ&Hc jribe of jndlans
lhlng-jn the region they June armod them-t-cHfs
well and ,.Say thnt thty will reach
the told fields or die In the attempt.
Several weeks ago a miner returned from
the Copper rHcr Ustrtct. where "lie had
fclwnt the past half dozen, j ears. Jle land
ed Trbm "one Of the steam schooners pllng
between Alaska and San Francisco at the
lattr plac. He had more than J20.0O In
gold dust. This man is a friend of Haines"
and to him communicated the location of
some ory rich gold producing ground In
Alaska not far from the hiudwaters of
Copper river. H.tlnes immediately set
alwut formlnr a pnrtv and they htp to
leave Novemlier ?) on the steamer Thrash
er. The Copper river Indians lne for je.irs
brought down gold to the trading stores
at the mouth or the river. Thej will not
tell where they get it and oppose smi
thing like exploration of the country Th v
carry, this policy to th5 point of jrm.'d
MRS. LEASE REFUSESA HOME.
Woninn PopnllM of Kaiixns Decline
Hie Oiler or a Itrsldi'ner In
St. Tiul. illnn., Xov. JTt-Wlicn Ignatius
Donnelly Iil Jils aupfr itropo-ed to i.u-( a
. fi nd for the purpose of ck.iring the mort
gage from the honic-wf Mr. I.en.e. of Kan-sa-
A IS. Hol-tnn. a leading J'olk countv
(Minn l'opuli't Miggtsttd that I! would
bo a giaceful act to bu and pr.-ciit to
Mrs. Lease a residence In CrooWon. that
county, with the rciu".i th-tt th it 1 nlv
make tlmt her home In ih future. Mr
JIolton wrote to a numl-r of his friend
In the Populist partv. and in u few da's
hid returns from noiiRh to asure the pur-ciia-e
of js line an cstabllshmint as there
is In the it.
Mr Donmllv urged Mrs !ase to accept
the offer. She objecled. owing to the se
erlt of the illm.ite. and Mrs l.easc wa
th ii asked to m ike CrookMon he-r sum
mr home jtl Ut ture In the Kjm or on the
Pacific coast during tie wintrr. thus avoid
ing the sevciltv of the ellmate. This offer
Was also declined
This answer of Mrs l.oae Ins c .hic,i Hk.
alMiidonment of th plan, but l.er friends
at Crookslun proose to do .i large .jare
toward the work of lifting the mortg ige
from her Kansas bume.
Itrportcil Illinois Onlrnl Drill.
Lancaster Wi Nov 17 It is cuittntlj
reported tint the Klckapoo Vallev S. North
ern railroad, which runs northward from
Watizeka on the I'ralrle I)u Chien divl-lnn
of the iTilcago. Mllniukee & St. Paul rall
waj. lian paed under the control of the
Illinois Central Companv and that the
Klckapoo Vnlley read will be the con
necting link In n new route that will ex
tend to St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Surre Morma l'reillplnl.
Fort Scott, Kas., Nov. 17. Professor G.
Btockmejer predicts a five, dajs storm,
commencing about November :L with dis
astrous gales on land and sea and heavy
snow and "blizzards in the Northwest,
Royal nukes the food pare,
wholesome and delicious.
ROVAL AjusQ PO5ER CO , hC VOfiiC.
FUSI0N1STS FOR HANNA.
The (Ihlo Srnnlor I.lkel) t Have n
aiajorllj i rirteen for
Columbus, O. Nov. 17. The friends of
Sen nor Il.inni who are nere looking after
his Interests in th senatorial election are,
very happy this evening over the classifica
tion as to polities which the live fu-lon
Republicans in the Hamilton county dele
gition make of themselves in the general
a-semtjl roster, which is jut complettd.
The four numbers of the house have regis
teerd as Republicans, and the senator, Mr.
Volght. as an Independent Republican.
From thi, and from other aur.mcis
that thej have from this hitherto unknown
quantitv ill the new legislature. Mr. Han
nn's friends feel warranted In stating thit
all live of these fusion Republican otes
will !e cast for Mr. Hanna for L'nlted
If they should all be cast for the Dem
ocratic candidate for senator Mr. II. inn l
would still have a majority of live on joint
ballot supposing th it all the other Repub
lican membt rs of the legislature wil' ote
for him as they no doubt will. If these live
fusion Republicans jlsi vote for Mr. Han
na. a" Is onlidentlv claimed to-night, he
will have llfteen majoritv on joint ballot.
New York. Nov. 17 Mark Hanna. United
States senator from Ohio, and chairman of
the Republican national committee, arrived
in New York to-day All attempts to induce
the senator to talk about the senator! ii sit
uation In his state failed. One Republican
"1 see by the papers that ou will have
about fifteen majoritv on joint ballot In
stead of rive, as was at first supposed."
To this the senator replied: "I do not
care to say a word about politics. My isit
nere is not political and i wish to rcirain
from discussing the situation In Ohio'
"It is said, senator, that some Republicans
elected on the fusion ticket will surelv vote
for ou. hat do ou think about it?"
"You cannot get me to talk politics. Re
member. I have had nothing but polities for
weeks. I expect io obtain a little rest
The senator said that business is good In
Ohio and even thing looks eiicouraciiiir.
"Prosperltj has come, and factories are
running on full time." he added "The
farmers are getting belter prices for their
products and eveoone seems to be more or
less nappv. The mining troubles have been
adjusted happllv. and, on the whole, good
times h ie arrived "
"I expect to remain three dajs and then
reiurn to uieveianu, ne concluded.
FIGHT FOR GORMAN'S SHOES.
Tno Powerful Knctlunn of Murjlnnd
Republican Quarrel Over the
Paltlmore. Md , Nov. 17. Two powerful
ccmblres have been formed within the lat
few dajs to light each other for the elec
tion or Senator Gorman's successor. Well
ington to-day informed his friends that 1 o
Interded to work heart ami soul for G3V
eiTOr I.OWndPJi- The old rnmhln,, line Ynan
formed, with the exception of Congn-sn-.an
Mudcl. whoe nosltlon Is not et A fln.l
Ir Opposition to the I.ownHes.Velllni?tnn.
Slcane senator! il sndicate has arisen he
Malslcr-Shaw-Scott combination. Ma or
Alexander Shaw, the millionaire Coal oper
ative. Is very ambitious to go to the Srr.aie,
He has contributed liberally to his partv 's
William T. Malster. the big shlpbu'ljler.
who will be Iniuguratrd major to-morrow.
Is dctermined-to beat Wellington's-game .-t
al. hazards. IHlster and his friends are
our for Major Shaw for senator. The'ma
Jorlh.ls the support of Chairman Scott, of
the Republican state committee, Serator
Wclurgtn. it is annonced. will take piai
tical charge of the governor's campaign.
I cttmaster General Garj' will be the com
Citizens Union to Continue.
New York, Nov. 17 The committee on or
ganization of the Citizens' Union, at an
open meeting held to-night, decided unani
mously to continue the organization as a
permanent political force in this citj.
GENERAL HOVEY DEAD.
IVns a Prominent Illlnoi Soldier and
Mnce the War n WnnlilnK-
Washington, Nov. 17 General. Charles
F. Hovey. a well known lawjer of this
city, died here to-day. aged 70 jears. He
served during the war as a volunteer offi
cer and had a line record. He wa born
in Vermont in H27. and after he was grad
uated from Dartmouth college, moved to
Illinois where he founded the Illinois
State Normal university. When the war
broke out. he resigned as Its principal and
.under President Lincoln's commission
raided the Thirtj -third Illinois volunteers,
the members bring pnncipallv former stu
dents of the university. Gallantry at the
battle of Cache river gained him promo
tlon to brigadier gener.C and an assign
ment to General Sherman's command He
served In the siege 0f Vlcksbiirg. where he
contracted an Illness which forced him to
resign from the army. He had practiced
law here since ISO Two sons living in
New- York cltv- and LewMon. Id . ind I
widow, formerl Harriet F. Spofford, of
Massachusetts, survive him.
Ik n Candidate for the I.mv renc-r
PontiunxtrrMilp nnel Thlnkfe Jlix
Clinncrit re i.ooii.
Leavenworth. Kas. Nov. 17 (Special.) i:
F. Caldwell, formerly assistant postmaster
at I-awrciicc. arrived to-d ly and at once
called upon the senior senator. Mr. Cald
well Is an nctlve cindlelatc for appoint
ment to the office of postmaster of the unl
vcr!t city anil thinks his chances for the
coveted commission are very good. Ills
claims to the eiflke are based upon his
support of Sen i tor Hake r. when he was a
representative hi the legislatiiie from the
Iiwrence dl-trl'l He also claims that
the experience gained In the potoirire as
assistant potmiter entitles him to some
There are a number of candidates for the
ofllce. some of whom Imve been to se,. ile
senator and others will nrobablv call le
fore he leaves for Washington. "Mr. Cald
well returned to Lawrence on the evening
train, feeling that his tWi had not been in
W online Ex-Ciicressmnn Sencrrcds
Judge Hniorj F. llcxt in the (irn-
rrnl l.iind Office.
Washington, Nov. 17. Judge Emory F
Best, of GeorgI i assistant commissioner
of the general land office has resigned and
Jo-el ij was appointed astiint attorn, j
In the interior department He mike w-aj
for ex-Congress,,, ,,, Frank W Mondcll. of
Wjomlng. who was piekeil out for assist
ant commissioner long ago. but whose ap
pointment has he, ii deferred until now.
Judge ltc-t fcrmerlv occupied the place to
which he has just been transferred, anel
was chief clerk of the olllee or assistant
attornev general for the- interior depart
ment before his appointment as assistant
land e-ommlssloncr under the 1 ist admin
istration Three WVlrrn Fn-atnu-mtrrie.
Washington. Nov-. 17. The president has
apiwlnted tlin following postmasters
Kansas Oswego. AV. F McGill: Missouri
Majsville Frank 15. Miller. Oklahoma.
Hennessey. J A Fell
Kannn Cltftn in Waxhin-xton.
Washington Nov. 17 (SpeclaU Ex
Councllman John J RIeger. or Kansas
City, and John McDougal. are In the city
The IJtter was confined to his room to-day
by a bad cold.
MOISTURE IN SOILS.
EM'EIUMENTS IlEVEIalP SOME M It-
PROMISE TO BE OF" VALUE.
I'V.TEUEvriM: IMESTHSVTIOV OI'
Hltr C'rcipie. Grown In Ilc-grloiiM of erj
Meager Itnlnfnll. Oniiisr to 'oil
Condition!! 'Which Are as
let but lmpi-rfe-cllj
Washington. Nov. 17 The division of
soils of the agricultural department, which
was established a couplo of veirs ago, is
conducting some of the most Interesting e s
p-riments of the department. Professor
Milton Whitnej, who is In charge of the
division, is engaged at present in the in
vestigation of the climatic conditions of
moisture ami temperature in their relation
to the- local distribution of eiops The
work his a scope as broad as the country.
It will eventuallv embrace all the soils and
staplo emps, and in its rel ition to the
future of the country, when crops must be
specialized ufdfT the Intensified svstem of
agriculture which must come to American
farmers in a few jears. it promises to be
cf the- utmost economic and practical value-.
Its p-ai-tical utilitj will bQ the- determina
tion of the norma! water content of the
different soils In various rJortions of the
countrj, their capacity for the absorption
and retention of moisture, with the amount
of moisture rce-uircd bv different crop, to
gether with methods for ascertaining the
point at which hack of moisture would en
danger crops, and the most feasible meth
ods of irrigation.
Thus far tho invest! ition has covered
only truck soils in the East, tobacco soil,
and an investigation of Western soils Some
marvelous results have already been ob
tained. It has been, ascertained, for in
stance. In the matter of tobacco growing,
that tobacco wrappers, which are grown
en the light soils, of Connecticut, require
but 7 per cent of moisture, while tillers,
which are best grown on the heavj soils of
Pennsylvania and Ohio, reejuire 20 per cent.
The Investigation of wheat and the actual
amount of water required for its m iturity
will follow next, and subsequentlj the data
as to other crops.
The Investigation of the Western soils,
m nle with tho aid of the weather bureau,
which covers lower California, the San Joa
quin alley, and the Great Palouse district,
comprising the fertile wheat growing dis
tricts of California, Washington and Mon
tana; the Yellowstone valley, the Red river
valley, and also the Mojave and Nevada
deserts, has developed some most astound
ing facts, and some which the department
of agriculture is not jet able to expliin.
Professor W hitnej- sajs, the history of these
soils will make the most remarkable chap
ter in thehistorj' of t'lo world's agriculture.
Although" these soils, excepting the Red
river and desert districts mentioned, have
onlj- from one-fifth to one-half of the an
nul rainfall received bj- the territorj- eist
of the Mississippi river (that is, from seven
to twenty inches i thev seldom, if ever,
suffer from drouth. Moreover, practical! j
all the rainfall thej- do receive comes in the
fall and winter seasons. Onlj- a slight frac
tion falls during the summer months, when
tho crops are growing. Yet the crops do
An investigation of these far Western
soils has shown that thej- are largelj- made
up of the disintegration of the original
basaltic rock, and that there is little differ
ence between the soils and sub-soils, a dif
ferences verj marked In the East. Thej
have a remarkable power for absorption of
moisture, and do not re.ulilj lose It bj- evap
oration, although the humiehtv of the at
mosphere during the growing season Is
much lower than in the East. Thus, the
crops, bj subsisting on the winter rains,
can stand long periods of drouth.
In tne San Joaquin vallej-, the great grape
growing region of California,- the annual
rainfall Is but seven inches, and from Maj
to September onlj about six-tenths of an
inch falls, jet the vines flourish through
out the season. It is true thej are irrigated
bj' tanals, but the moisture is absorbed and
transmitted by the soils. There is no sur
face applicat'on of water.
In Southern California the winter rainfall
is about sixteen inches; the summer r iln
fall less than an inch, and without Irriga
tion tobacco and other crops grow luxuri-antij-.
At Chino, in this district, sugar
beets, which require a great amount of
moisture, grow famouslj-. The surface soil
dries out in the summer, forming a drj
crust or mulch, which seems to protect the
In the districts about Merced. Walla Wal
la. Bozeman andPulman.tcrmed the Palouse
district, the annual rainfall varies fiom
ten to twentj inches, in which from one
to ten inches fall during the season of
the growing crops, jet. owing to tho won
derful power of the soil, to retain water
and supplj- it to the crops, a drouth of
months Is less Injurious there than one of
the same number of weeks In the East,
whecr the annual rainfall is about forty
In the Red river vallej, tho difference of
the soils about Bismarck, when contrast
ed with those about Fargo and Jamestown,
where the crops depend upon time-Ij- rain
fall, renders the crops about Bismarck un
certain, while those of Fargo and James
town se-Mom fall.
In the- Mojave and Nevada deserts, the
annual rainfall nverages about five inches,
but beneath the alkali crust the soil Is al
wajs moist, a fact which the scientists
have as jet been unable to expliin. In
fact, littlo is jet known of the power of
the soils to hold water. As artesian wells
show water in all these districts from fortj
to 200 feet below tile surface, it is consid
ered possible- that there is a slow and con
tinuous movement or water upward from
the artesian sources, which are bejond the
Intluences of local dim ite.
This Iscspcelsillv l?lleved to lie true of the
de-ert districts, where the moisture of the
-oil cannot bo cpla!ncel on tho theorj
that the soil could retain Its moisture from
the insignificant rainfall
ISv placing i-lectre-dcs In the- soil In all
the-se places at various depths, from a few
Inches to twentj-live feet. It is leelieved in
the future that tile direction and intenxltv
of what might be- termed the water waves
of the earth can be- ace uratelj- determined.
1 he use- of the electrodes for determining
the moisture of the earth has been epiite
exte-nsivelv- employed In the Ka-U. and with
verv s-itlfHctorj results The principle
made- use of Is the- resistance afforded bj
the e-arth. at different depths, to the pass
age of nn alternating current of electricitj-.
If the earth is absolutelv drv. of course
the resistance would left too great for the
fiassage of the current. As the moisture
ureases, water l-eing a perfect conductor,
the- resistance decreases. In truck farming
and garden work, where cultivation Is In
tense, it Is 1-elleved that these
electrodes, which re-qulro hut two or three
ordinary cells" for their operation, cmui be
usee! with gre-at profit bj those who aro
at all scientific in their methods.
WILSON TALKSJO GRANGERS.
Tin- Sccrrtr of Aerienlinre Outline-
the- I'arpoaei af Ilia De
partment. Harrlsbnrg, Pa.. Nov. 17 Secretary of
Agriculture AVIIson m ide nn informal ad
dress before the- National Grange this aft
ernoon. He congratulated tho Grange on
the Important position it occupies and the
dignified manner In which tjhe Grangers
discharge thp responsibilities resting upon
"You recognized the need." he said, "for
education .ind object lessons in the science
that relates to agriculture, and asked for
colleges, experiment stations and a de
partment of agriculture tint arn all en
gaged In making nlaln the secrets of na
ture as thej- relate to climate and soil,
pi int and animal. In their relation to man
kind and his happiness.
"Those instrumentalities succeed and are
helpful as j ou are interested In them or
neglect them in the- several states of our
ccui trj-. Tho scientific student of the farm
is making household words and tire-side talk
of what has heretofore been an unknown
"The department of agriculture is, trj-ing
to help the individual and the state where
its armj is longer than theirs and Us facili
ties greater. It is opening up new mar
kets, introducing new plants, gathering
fj cts for producers at home and abroad
to the end tint thev maj be better in
fcrniC'l regarding their work and the oper
ators of tho-o the- world over with whom
"Th time is auspicious for pushing this
work President McKinlej instructs me to
make the department useful to everj- local
it j in our broad land, svmpathizing as he
does with the toilers in the Held and the
forest, fae torj ami mine-."
A resolution was adopted against the
grange taking anv pirt in co-operative en
terprises and against gambling in futures.
BIG LUMBER FAILURE.
One of AViHceinnln's Moat KxtensUc
Operator mid Manufacturer--)
Forced tn ANNljsn.
Oshkosh. Wis, Nov. 17 Henry Shcrrj.
one of the greatest lumber operators and
a man who hid interests In nearlj- everj
northern count-, gave up the tight agilnst
business misfortunes and the shrinkage of
assets and credit due to h ird times, anil
asigneel all his vast properties for the
lienetlt of hi-? creditors The assignee Is
James W. Cameron, of Milwaukee-, formerl
associated v ith Mr. Slierrv, at Vesper. Wis.
For three or four jears Henrj She-rrj-has
been sailing close to the lee shore of
bankruptej. and several times clawed off
bj extraordinarv efforts- of himself and
friends Whit kept him above water and
maintalneel his creelit, was his verllieel as
sertion that there was not a "scratch of a
pen" against his pro; ertj A couple of
dajs ago, however, deeds that had been
held back were- tiled against the postofllio
block In Nee-n ih, owned hv him. and t
storm deseendeil Some of the banks of this
citv demanded sceurlt. and to sao his
estate being wasted bj- attachments. Sherrj
asslgned. The assignment ra.iv affect sev
eral corporations in which Sherrj- was in
terested Mr. Sherrj- estimates his debts anil those
of asoe i.ate eompanii s as less than Jl 000.000
He estimates th it ins assets ami those of
asociate- companies are sufficient to p ly all
the liabilities if judieiouslv handled. He
expects to pay dollar for dollar.
KAIULANI IN HONOLULU.
Hawaiian Princes: Upturns to Her
Antlve I.nnil 1'erliapM to
Honolulu. Nov. 10 The arrival of Prin
cess Kaiulani caused a flutter jesterday.
"A largo crowd of people, pnncipallj- ni
tives, greeted her at the wharf. As the
princess walked down the gang plank the
Hawaiians covered her with Hovvers. She
was, driven to her home, where a recep
tion was helel last night. It is understood
that Kaiulani will remain here several
A. S Clcghnrn, her father, is quoted as
saving that his d lughtcr's visit has no
political significance-. If it had. it would
not be policv fur him to admit the fact,
as the voting worn in is now- receiving a
substantial pension from the Hawaiian gov
ernment enough to support herself In com
fort. If this government imagined for a
moment that Kaiulani were plotting, her
pension would lie Immediately stopped.
Rumor has it that the princess is here
to 1m married. The groom is said to lie
George Davles, a son of T. II. Davies. the
guardian of the voung woman. George
Davies and his father arriveel a few divs
in aelvance of the princess The elder I)i
vies K a verj" rich man, and all his wealth
will go to his two sons The Davies home
stead has lieen remoeleleel recentlj-, which
is verj' significant to manj people.
SMUGGLER FIRESTILL BURNS.
Six lien Have n nroT Rnoaiie Front
'rath Willie HinniliiiiiK the
Aspen. Col.. Nov. 17 lule it i-, generally
coreeded to-night that there is but little
df-nger of the Smuggler tire spreading be
cnd the large stope where it is now- burn
ing, the indications for a lingering fire
that mav extend into months are greater
than sincb the Urn started Sunday morn
ing. The management is now confident
that the seat of trouble is located some
where between tha se-veitfh and eighth lev
els, hut just where thej- are unable to say.
At 3.30 both the, steam and water were
turned oft for an examination. To all ap
ticrances no progress had been marie
There is an increase of smoke in the vapor
which is looked upon as an indication thit
the Pre has reached some of the water
senked timbers and is smouldering rather
than burning. The gas issuing from the
shaft is not so dense
This afternoon manager Hallett. Mine
Irsptctor Fred H. Nj-e, Master Mediae ic
Alex Cartena Foreman Carney and two
miners had a miraculous escape from deeth
while examining the mine. All but two
were overcome bj- the gas while on the
eighth level and were, with great diffi
cult j-, saved from death bj- suffocation.
THROWN FROM HIS PONY.
Walter Smith Killed in n Pasture
eur Ler' Summit Yeter-
Leo's Summit. Mo.. Nov. 17. (Special.)
Walter Smith was killed on the farm of
John R. Blackwell, Jr. tnis afternoon. He
had gone to the pasture to cut out some
cattle His ponj came to the house some
time later, riderless, and upon investiga
tion. Smith's body was found in the pas
ture with his neck broken. It is supposed
that the pony. In making a short turn,
threw him and that In falling he struck on
his head, breaking his neck.
Deptitv Coroner McNeil went to Lee's
Summit last night upon receipt of a tele
phone meK ige that a man had been killed.
Until the facts were learntd late In tho
evening, it was supposed that another had
been added to Jackson count 's formidable
list of murders.
Cntboat t'rcir T.ont.
Goodpround. I. I., Nov. 17 A catboat
m inned b Andrew Folev. William and
Oliver Wolls ikJ" upet in a squill in
Shinnerook bay lat nisbt and all word
drowned The accident was not discov
ered until to-day, when some fishermen
rowed out to the wreck and di'-coered tho
bodies of two of the men entanpled in the
rlgRlnc under the -water.
Ftirloatt tiinle on Pacific Connt.
Aitoria. Ore.. No. 17 A furious Rale has
been rasine Mnn 3 o'c'ock this morninB
and this tening the wind reached .1 elc
city of sixty miles an hour at the cape.
Xo ships hae arrived or deptrted. jln tho
cit. fences were blown down, awnings
swept away and the old Anglo-American
cannerj was tumbled over on tho railroad
tack in east Astoria.
Eighteen Hundred HomeleaM.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 17. It is estimated
that about 1,W) persons were rendered
homoles-, bv the rising of the waters of
the Neva, the Hooding of the canaU, the
suburban f-IaniK and the nothing- por
tions of the citv. through the tierce wind
from the .i.i which drove the waters up
the tre.im. sweeping ,i.ij --everal bridges.
A C'nnndn Lnndmlldr I'nke.
Montreal. Quelle. Nov. 17 The story tel
egraphed from Quebec of a terrible land
slide on the Duchene river and the loss of
forty lives turns out to bo untrue. A
Trench dailv published the story, and add
ed details of the disaster, but investigation
proves that tho whole story is a fake.
Oronned While Miatinic.
llorton, Minn. Nov. 17. Two brothers.
George and Homer Brewer, aged 17 and IS.
respectively, were drowned while skating
oji Big Stone lake this afternoon. One
broke through tho Ice and the other wis
drrgged under while trjing to save him.
The Itodles were recovered.
Tno t. I.onlmin Kntnlly Hurt.
St. Louis. Nov. 17 W. II. C'lemeni. a
contractor and builder, and Itljey W.tlliue,
a carpenter, were f.itallv injured to-d ly in
the sheds of tho St. Louis t'otton Compress
Corainns. Clemens utid Wull.iro were on a.
rotten cross beam, thlrty-ono feet from tho
ground when It broke
l.uuuhed llcrarlt to Drill h.
Krei-no, Ca! , Nov. 17 Mrs. A. M. Dora,
a voung married woman of Silinu, met
death in a strange method Inst night She
w.i laughing o heartily that a. paroxism
of louxhlug was laused which rupturtd a.
blood vessel and milled Instant death.
Four ThoimnuU FnmillcH Wnnt Home
Denver. Tol , Nov. 17 Tlnrles Kulnrch,
seerctnry of the Croitiiin Colonlzntlon
fempany. of New York city. Is In Denver.
He represents about 4 000 families that urn
readv for Western Immigration They
wanWfrult, vegetable and eraus lands.
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KNIGHTS OF LABOR.
IlirOllTA'NT QUKSTIO TAEHI-: CT
EU OV YESTERUU.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURNS.
IMJEI'EMJEME OF CUI1 U'EQIj10
Sole f the lniun Fucitic Road De
nounced Kliinncinl QneMion the
CmiNe of Much DIsenKsion
Loulsv ille. Kj . Nov. 17 The general as
sembly of the Knights of Labor, which
has been in seSion jin this citv Mnce tne
early part of the week, completed its work
to-da and adjourned until the second
Tuesday of net Novemlwr, when it will
convene again in Chicago
To-day's proceedings were the most in
teresting and spirited ot .m da Mine
the session began. Many questions of na
tional significance were discussed and in
each case resolutions were passed express
ing the sentiment of the organization on
the several matters.
The most Important matter taken up at
the morning session was the suggestion of
the adoption of a constitution coverning
the degree of the Philosophers' Stone,
which is conferred upon everj delegate to
the general assembly, the suggestion met
I with the approval of the assembly, and a
constitution was submitted and accepted.
Under the conditions of this instrument,
chapters will be formed wherever Knights
ot Labor organizations exist ard members
will he allowed to take the degree who
have been in the order a certain number
of j ears and who have rendered efficient
serv Ices. ,
At the afternoon ecssioii resolutions were
passed eulogizing- the late Henry George.
Briefly stated, they set rorth that one of
the ablest advocates of labor's cause li id
passed away, one who had secured greater
confidence from the wage-earners; than any
other man in this decade, and that in his
death the worklngmen had lost one of
their most sincere friends.
Resolutions were alo passed commend
ing the services of Past Master Workman
Othor resolutions were adopted as fol
lows: Declaring unequivocally in favor of the
independence of Cuba: condemning the al
leged h.itv action of the deputy sheriffs in
the Hazleton affair, and calling upon the
government to take such steps as will
bring the offenders to justice; denouncing
the Cleveland administration for "hitch
ing" the sale of the Union Pacific railroad,
and the present administration for carry
ing out tho plan: condemning tho net ot
the brewery workers of the American Fed
eration of Labor in seeking bv alleged un
fair means to force the Knights of Labor
emploves of the Rochester Brewing Com
pany to withdraw- in favor of the federa
tion, and the executive board was author
ized to tike such stepi as will bring the
offenders to account for what is considered
a most unfair action. If it is found neccs
s.irv, tho board is authorized to retaliate by
declaring war against the products of all
breweries where American Federation of
Labor men are emploved.
Tho co-operation bodd was instructed to
obtain all the information possible to car
ry out the pet scheme of the Knights of
Libor and to attempt to establish colonies
for to-operative plants in ail states where
the proper advantages can be secured. The
seheme. It is thought, will give employment
to thousands of Idle workmgmen.
At the Instance of the window glass work
ers of the United States, resolutions were
passed calling for a plan wlureby the plac
ing of foreign manufactured glass in the
markets of the United States may be re
stricted and preference given In .ill build
ing trades to the American m mufacturcd
article. An effort was made m the resolu
tion to show conclusively that American
manufacturers of glass, .ire well able to
compete in all markets with the foreign
Resolutms were also passed denouncing
the check systern of paying city emploves.
This was directe-d at the claim shavers."
The financial question occasioned no end
of discussion and finally resulted in the
adoption of resolutions denouncirg strongly
the present banking system as advocated
by the national hankers.
A delegate to the general .issemblv from
New- York city, and one of the most" prom
inent in the bodv, .iid this evening to the
Associated Press representative that Mr.
Sovereign bevond a doubt would be a can
didate for the nomination for president in
"If." he sa.id. "Mr. Brv.m insists on mak
ing a fight for the nomination. Mr. Sover
eign will not oppose him. for the two arc
warm friends In that event. Mr. Sover
eign will become a candidate for th" nom
inating of ice president. It was natural
for Mr. Sovereign to deny the report, as
he did not care for the capitalist, to inter
fern this early in his canvass and thus
great lv injure him before the light was
New York. Nov. 17. The first polygamists
excluded under tho existing immigration
laws were six Mohammedans who had ar
rived on the steimer California and who
vver to-day arraigned before the special
board of inquiry at the barge office here.
I.enther lleltlnc o Re IllRlier.
New York. Nia-. 17. The Leather Belting
M.inufiK turers" Association held Its anu'i il
meeting ut the Ator house to-day and de
rided on a general advance of per cent
In the price ot belting.
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WADE JURY IS OUT.
The Murderer Illmxelf the Only -Wit
ness to Text If In Ills
Liberty. Mo. Nov. 17 (Special) The
Wade murder ease was given to the jury
a' ."5 o clock this afternoon. No agreement
having been reached at S o'clock, court
v as adjourned until to-morrow morning.
The trial of the ease was resumed at 9
o'clock this morning. Wade was the only
witness introduced by the defense. He
s..lu that when he went to Schammel's on
the night of the killing, he simply took his
gun along for a ' hodyguard"and had no
idea whatever of shooting or Injuring
Schammel. He tore down the fence
around the horse lot at the northeast cor
ner, and In driving the horses out the
roise was made that aroused the Seham
n.els. It was his purpose to take his stock
heme, although Schammel had taken It
according to law. Wade testified that he
went at night because he didn't want the
Schammels to see him and because he did
not want to have any trouble with them.
v lnle he was hiding his gun in the hay
' stck. that night after the killing. Wade
sibi that he beard a womin trying, and
I then hurried away.
. The defend int said that he Intended to
come luck, but lie dldn t want to "1 iv- In
jail until his trial would come off." Wade
. said tint while he was on a train between
I K.int.nc ("lt iiTi.l A f fl.(..n lirt fnt.t -i r i.
about his case, and the man advised him
to go off at once and flee nnd not to give
himself up as he had decided to do He
said th it be got off at a little station and
" took to the weeds " Wade, in describ
ing the shooting. sMi(i that young Seham
mel had his gun leveled on him and his
fither bad told him to shoot. ' That
quick." sUd Wade, snapping his fingers,
' I fired."
Wade claimed that the Schammels had
been chasing him around for two or three
months. Wade was on the stind about
thirty- minutes, and gave his testimony- in
a rather quiet way-.
The judge gave each side two hours and
thirty minutes in which to argue the case,
and gave his instructions to the jury.
Colonel Woodson made the opening ar
gument for the defense. He was followed
bv Attorneys W. A. Craven and Colonel
W. J. Courtney, who each made excellent
tt.lks for the defendant. Captain J. L.
Farris. ot Richmond. Wade's other attor
ney, spoke a half hour before noon recess
r.rd one hour after. Captain Farris" speech
was one of the ablest addresses ever de
livered in defense of a murderer in Ci.iy
eountv. Colonel Woodon then made the
closing argument for the defence. It was
one of the colonel's best speeches and car
ried with it conviction.
The judge give the jury the rte at S 10
I. m , and order. .1 a recess until S o'clock.
WAS A SALINA, KAS., MAN.
M. I.onln Snlcide Identified n K. A.
-Mltcheler. n Dissipated Trn
St. Louis. Nov. 17 The identity of the
man who last week registered at the Globe
hotel as "II. Mav," and committed sui
cide, has been established. His name Is
T A -ttt.hMer :in(1 ht5 home was in S l-
! Una. Kas. The deceased left a wife, but
I no hildren. Mrs. Mitcheler Is supposed to
I be in Denver, and she has a brothcr-in-1
law in I'.iol i. Kas. The latti r has been
advised of his brother's death, and the
j body, which wis to have been burieel in
1 the potters' field to-day. will be held for
ins uruc'is. .tiiicue'fe'i ,i- ium--, t..
ployed by tho Hamilton-Brown Shoe Companv-,
of this city, .is a traveling sales
man, but drink got the better of him.
Pnrrlcldc nnd Suicide.
Saginaw. Mich . Nov. 17. Julius Kcgert
shot and killed his father. Joachim r.g-
(.1 ri. lu-iuKiii. aim uirii -uui. iiiuisjii ut nit;
temple. The elder Kggrt kept a siloon
, and Julius ai ted as bartender. Trouule
I arose over some- trilling matter relating to
his work and the younc min. who had a
furious temper, poured three shots from a
revclver into the father, killing him in-
j stantlv. afterward turning the weapon on
himself. Young Kggert cannot live.
Kentucky Tnllitnte Rnld.
Nicholasville. Ky.. Nov. 17. A mob last
night raided tin- loll gates in this locality.
Kight were destrov cil. One of the gates
was within the limits of the city and kept
bv a woman. There were four divisions of
the mob. with about twenty to each div
ision. J he keepers were all warned to quit.
Throntcuttlni; at St. Joseph.
St. Joseph, Mo . Nov. 17. (Special ) Har
rv Fowler, a traveling man. to night cut
the thro it of William Trater. at Third
and Kdmond streets, in a quarrel over a
woman. The victim will likelv die. Trater
lias been in trouble many time-.
Dnrrnnt Mandate Mailed.
Washington. Nov. 17. The mindite from
the United States supreme court oilicially
apprising tho California courts of the ac
tion of this court in the app-.il of II. W.
T. Durrant was mailed list night' by the
clerk of the supreme court.
SAYS SMOKE ISN'T ANUISANCE
Supreme Court of Missouri Nullifies
the Ordinance of the City of
St. Louis, Nov. 17 Smoke Is not a nuis
ance. Tho supreme court of MNsouri so
decided in the cas of the city of St. Louis
vs. the Kdward Heitzcberg Packing and
The decision sustains the position taken
by Judgo Murphy and ex-Judc- Morris,
who held that individual damage mint be
provesl and that smoke is not in itself a
nuisance. Tho decision has the effect of
nullifying tho cltv ordinance defining smoke
as a nuisaiu e. The opinion re ids:
"Now. smoke alone was not a mils mce
per se it ommon law, nor has it been so
deel ired to be by any law of this state.
The legislature has defined what shall con
stitute i nuisance in this state by a general
enictment in these words- 'Every person
who shall erect or maintain anv public
nuisance, to the annoyance or Injury of any
iiortiou of the inlnhitants of this state shall
e deemed guilty- of a misdemeanor.' "
Operators Ilefnse to Arbitrate.
Ciiicago, Nov. 17 Tho coal operators of
Northern Illinois have refused absolutely
to arbitrate their differences with the strik
ing miners nnd the miners will hold a con
vention at Stre.itor on Friday to consider
(What further action shall bs taken.
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IMMEUI VTE CO-NCLISIOX OF TREATY"
WAS AOT EXPECTED.
ot the Slightest Check to Xeicotla-
tlons Much Interest Rejcnrdlns
Future .SenlliiR lleunlatlons
Laurler Parly Leaves
Washington. Nov. 17. The officers or tha
state department were very." much surprised
at the reports of the total failure of tho
Canadian negotiations, which appeared in
several newspapers. One of them said:
"That view is not taken by the govern
ment in Washington. The representatives
of the Canadian government who have
just left this city did not come to Wash
ington with any expectation of conclud
ing any- arrangement or treaty- during
their brief stay. They entertained -views
upon the question of the scaling regula
tions, and hoped to acquire accurate in
formation as to the views of our govern
ment upon the remaining questions, which
their proseding govern mo at In Canada had
failed to adjust. The only- fact correctly
stated in the publications referred to Is
that, under the favorable influences pre
vailing, the seal experts agreed upon a re
port. This report will furnish a good basis
for further action. It goes without saying
that Canada is not disposed to make a
concession upon tho seals without some
consideration to Canada. What such re
ciprocal concession or concessions should
be is a question not yet disposed of. but
continuing under consideration.
"There has not been the slightest check
to the negotiations further than the In
evitable delay In the settlement ot the seal
ing eiuestion. The Canadian representatives
were hospitably received, frankly talked
with and participated in a free and frank
The official added: "If ever Irritating
questions can be removed between the two
countries (meaning the United States and
Canada), they can be disposed of tinder
the administrations now charged with the
conduct of affairs in the United States and
Some Interest naturally attaches to tha
conditions that will govern the seal hunt
ers In the future, supposing that no ar
rangement Is arrived at between the
United States and Great Britain for fur
ther measures of protection.
In the absence of an official statement
on the subject, an answer appears to be af
forded by the language of the award made
by the Paris arbitrations, that body having
in terms decided that the United States has
no right of protection or property in the
fur seals in Bering sea beyond the three
miltt limit from the shores of the seal
islands, and laid down a set of regulations
for the guidance of both parties to the
agreement, prescribing the conditions un
der which seals might be taken In the
waters of the North Pacific and Bering sea.
These are the regulitions that govern to
day, enlarged, as they have been, by
mutu-il agreement. It Is provided in tho
award as follows:
"Tho concurrent regulations hereby re
t"rmined with a view to the protection and
preservation of the fur seals shall remain
in forte until thev have been in whole or in
rart abolished or modified by common
agreement befveen the governments of the
United States and of Great Britain. The
said oneurrcnt regulations shall be sub
mitted every' "ve years to a new examina
tion, so as to enable both Interested gov
ernments to consider whether, in the light
ot past experience, thero is occasion for
ary modification thereof."
This first term of five yeans expires,
about the time the seal season closes next
year, and It is a fair assumption from the
language of the award that, falling an
agreement on further r gulations. those in
fcrce will continue to run.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Sir Louis and Lady
Davies and tho other Canadias officials
tcok their departure from Washington at
10 o'clock this morning. General Foster
cillefl mtnn them hefnre their denarture.
I but the meeting was not ot a business
craraclcr. Cordial sentiments were re
newed In parting and the sentiment ex
pressed th it the negotiations now in prog
ress might have a happy consummation
for both countries.
October a Itrcord Breaker.
Topeka. Kas . Nov. 17. (Special.) Accord
ing tc the official report of the government
weather bureau issued at the Topeka sta
tion to-d iv the month of October was th
warmest of any October in tho meteorolog
1 leal history of Kansas.
While coffee Is the