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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- xniinlnl Hellenic 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 Cora. 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 YANKEE GOLDSEEKERS. Fry ' Jfew Eneliinderii CnlriK Krora Seattle 1o Copprr lllirr 5 rirld. 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 hostility. MRS. LEASE REFUSESA HOME. Woninn PopnllM of Kaiixns Decline Hie Oiler or a Itrsldi'ner In llmicMnln. 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. It POWDER Absolute! Pure ROVAL AjusQ PO5ER CO , hC VOfiiC. FUSI0N1STS FOR HANNA. The (Ihlo Srnnlor I.lkel) t Have n aiajorllj i rirteen for Ite-electiun. 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 States senator. 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 said: "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 while here." 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 Senatnrship. 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 fm ds 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 promise candidate. 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- ton l.nvTjer. 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. CALDWELLJEES BAKER. 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 consideration 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 MONDELL APPOINTED. 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- veloi's nnst'irs. PROMISE TO BE OF" VALUE. I'V.TEUEvriM: IMESTHSVTIOV OI' 1VESTEn SOILS. Hltr C'rcipie. Grown In Ilc-grloiiM of erj Meager Itnlnfnll. Oniiisr to 'oil Condition!! 'Which Are as let but lmpi-rfe-cllj Vniierstooil. 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 not suffer. 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 soil beneath. 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 inches. 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 them. "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 tor-rue. "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 thev compete. "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 lie Hurried. 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 months 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 H 'rath Willie HinniliiiiiK the A tirlsing:. 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- dnr Afternoon. 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. OVERCOATS AND ULSTERS. Palace Prices Please People. This has been proven again by the great crowds of buyers who helped diminish the great stacks of Overcoats and Ulsters. Plenty here yet.. Don't delay. Our Great Purchase Makes It Profitable to You w Mail Orders, With $1 inclosed to guarantee expressage, can procure any ol these garments C. 0. D., with privilege of examination. j&ib&k KNIGHTS OF LABOR. IlirOllTA'NT QUKSTIO TAEHI-: CT EU OV YESTERUU. GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADJOURNS. IMJEI'EMJEME OF CUI1 U'EQIj10 CV1.LV FAVOHEI1. Sole f the lniun Fucitic Road De nounced Kliinncinl QneMion the CmiNe of Much DIsenKsion !oiereiKir rniidldncj for President. 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 Sovereign. 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 manufacturers 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 1PUJ. "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 fairly on." Io1)K!inilntH Excluded. 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. TO BUY YOUR OVERCOAT OR ULSTER OF US. Men's Fine AHWool Kersey Overcoats Black, blue and brown colors, excellently lined with double warp Italian, velvet collar, lap seams, indestructible sleeve linings, si:es 34 to 44 tailored in splendid fashion usual retail price on such excellent Overcoats is never less than S10. Our special price is only Men's Fine Dress Overcoats Foremost English Meltons. Roval Kerseys, Fancy Back Co- yerts, in all the fashionable cuts, tailored to suit most critical dressers, exquisitely lined, silk sleeve linings, every stitch made by hand; S15 and $iS values. Our special price is WADE JURY IS OUT. The Murderer Illmxelf the Only -Wit ness to Text If In Ills Ilehnlf. 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 elinif linn. 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 si. I.onln. 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 Provision Company. 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. vVV aouoie $7 .50 W productions of '.50 See our splendid IRISH FRIEZE UL STERS, Black. Oxford and Brown colors all well lined with cassimere: $8.50 ul sters, to-day $6.75 FAR FROM A FAILURE -NKliOTI VTIO.NS WITH CAXDV HUB OT FALLEX TIIIIOL'GII. EVERYTHING IS PROMISING. 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. 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 discussion." 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 Canada." 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. : : THE LIVER IS SELDOM HEALTHY While coffee Is the dally drink. I! DOCTORS RECOMMEND POSTUT1. & J e i I h