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Publishers and Proprietors PLYMOUTH, ND' ANA. WILL BOOM THE WEST PURPOSE OF THE OMAHA CON VENTION. Chicago and Vicinity Temporarily Conquered by the Klemeats Two Uely Fires on Hand at Once Train Wrecker Captured and Lynched. Transmississippi Congress. Three hundred delegates were present Monday at the opening session of the transniississippi congress at Omaha, which was presided over by ex-Delegate to Congress tleorge (. Cannon, of Utah, who was elected president of the con gress at the St. Louis gathering last year. The general object of the congress is the promotion of the welfare of the AVest, and under this head a vast number of questions have been scheduled for dis cussion and action. Among those are the irrigation of arid lands, the improvement of waterways and deep-water harbors, the construction and maintenance of levees on the Mississippi and its tribu taries, discriminations in transmissis sippi freight rates, the necessity for a national bankrupt law, the restriction of immigration, methods for the relief of agricultural depression, the project for cable communication with Honolulu and the admission of territories to Statehood. Blizzard at Chicago. One of the most disagreeable storms in the annals of weather bureaus descended on Chicago late Monday afternoon. It rained, it snowed, and between times sleet pelted down pitilessly. Untold dam age was caused by the elements. When night came the downpour of the mix ture of snow and rain and sleet came heavier and the wind, which was gusty in the afternoon, rose to a gale. The streets, the pavements and sidewalks were flood ed to a depth of three inches with slush. The storm made the pavements almost impassable; street car traffic was seri ously interfered with; trolley lines were broken with the weight of the snow; tele phone and telegraph wires were borne down, broken and crossed until half he wires in the city were made useless by midnight, and communication with the outside world was entirely cut off ex cept at long intervals. Ends of broken trolley and other electrically chargid wires dropped into the streets to the posi tive danger of passers. Numbers of acci dents of iJiis sort were reported from various parts of the city, and the opera tion jf trolley lines in the outskirts of the city suspend "I early in the evening on many streets. Then. too. the lake was ahcd to a seel hing caldron, and it Reeius a miracle that many boats were not not lost at the harbor entrance, as a two Ways" storm had driven them all to that end of the lake, and snow obscured the harbor lights. Two Fires at Once. Fire completely burned out the in terior of the five-story building atthe southwest corner of Wabash avenue and Randolph street. Chiengo. Monday night (shortly after 11 o'clock. Eight firms oc cupied the building, which is owned by A. S. Trude. The loss will aggregate $1."UMM. Though the blaze was con fined to the Trude building, the firemen had to make one of the stubborn battles for which the Chicago department is famous. The gale was blowing fifty miles an hour, and in fiery direction were enormous stocks of goods stored in in tlammable buildings. A second fire in Haymarket Square at the same time did several thousand dollars' damage. Cuban InHiirjsents It urn a Town. Details from Santa Clara show the town of (luina de Miranda, Cuba, the most important in the district, has been burned by the insurgents commanded by Koloff. A majority of the brick houses of the place and fifty palm huts were de stroyed. Before the revolution there wer- -töOO inhabitants there. The maiu wealth of the place was tobacco, coffee, and cattle. The small garrison defending 4ui:ia de Miranda made a heroic defense. BREVITIES. St. Joseph's Church at Mount Carmcl, Ia.. was burglarized and the communion cup poisoned in order to murder the Ilev. I':iIi;t Jakamowicz. This was fortun ately discovered at mass. William 1. lloyce when arraigned at Sioux t'ity. Iowa, for the murder of Con stant iJoiish. alias Nellie I'atton. former ly of Nan Meter, Iowa, whom he shot, en tered a plea of insanity due to cigaret Jnbi!. II.viit.-iii I tcttenhost. a welt-known pugil ist and trainer, of Brooklyn, shot and killed his two thiMrcn and himself Sun day ;t fiel i'ioon. Iletlel.host was the pro- prie'o, of a college of physical instruc tion in Brooklyn. I i view o" the statement fnm the dep uty co! lector of customs at Lewes, Del., to the eir'e.-t 1 1 1 : 1 1 a thorough search had failed to discover arms, ammunition or neu on hoard the Joseph W. Foster, the secretary of the treasury ordered the ves sel released. A u"gro tramp was caught trying to wreck a train near Calvert City, Ky., and pursued to the woods, where he was overtaken and riddled with bullets and then hanged to a tree. The locality is .surrounded by u wilderness. The name of the victim is unknown. Ieorgc Harris, the old negro upon whose career Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe founded her character of "Uncle Tom." is in destitute circumstances near Lexington, Ky. For some time his daily income and expenditure has been within the compass of a Twent piece. He is practically disabled. His colored asso ciates will not help him, saying the white folks ought to take care of him. Obituary At London. Barthlemy Saint Hilaire and Lord de Tabley; at Spring field. II!., General L I.. Curran, TO; at Joliet, II!.. John Pickering, 40. Tb I'olt divorce case at Providence, It. L. is .said to have been settled outside of court. It is also reported that Colonel Colt's prosecution of Van Alen will be dropped. Four people were found murdered on a boar adrift in Red River near Paris, Texas. A dog stood guard over one of the bodies. Federal officers are now in vestigating the ghastly details of th ui.vsteri.ius affair. EASTERN. Brooklyn gas companies have been con solidated, with a combined capital of 2jo0, 000,000. Col. Fitzgerald, the Xew York restau rant man who was arrested for dressing his waiter girls in bloomers, has sued the city for $10.000 damages. The British bark Trinidad has reached New York after a voyage of 154 days from Auckland. New Zealand. The ves sel had been given up for lost and rein sured in English Lloyd's by the London underwriters at TO guineas premium. The British steamer James Turpie, Captain Smith, which sailed from (Jen i on Nov. i for Xew York, has arrived at Gibraltar seriously damaged, having been in collision with the Vulvar, oil' Ctrpe Ceta. Spain. The Vulcan tank and two of her crew were drowned. Fire in the six-story factory building -it OS Clinton street, New York, caused a panic among the working people, who numbered alout two hundred. The base ment, in which the flames started, was oc cupied as a candle factory, and the tallow there caused the fire to spread rapidly, cutting off egress by way of the stairs. Several men jumped from the roof ami from windows to the tops ot" ad joini.ig buildings. After the building had be.-,i gutted the firemen set about searching for bodies. One, which has not been identi fied, was found. Fire in the Park, r Block at Low. !!. Mass., Tuesday morning nns-d a loss . f SoölUKN). The building is live storied in height, partly occupied by the Applctoi: company, and oatain. d X-ltm.txiM worth of finished cotton goods. The building is owned by the he:r of Col. .1. M. G. Par ker. The losses ate probably covered by insurance. Fire at Dallas. Texas, destroyed a building LV'K.'t feet, three stories in height, which were occupied by the Texas I:n r (Ympany and by the Deering Harvesting Company of Chi cago. Loss on building. S."i.mh: insur ance, $41 , too. Loss of the Texas Paper Company. Söo.om; insurance. x::i.Too. Ijoss of the Deering Harvester Company. SLVj.OOO. fully insured. Puict-ll. I. T.. was visited by a disastrous tire which al most wiped it out of existenr e Tuesday morning. The lire started in a grocery store owned by Paul Glucketnan. who is strongly suspected of applying the torch, and he was at once arrested by a United States deputy marshal. Twenty busi ness houses were burned, the aggregate loss being about S.loo.oou; insurance, Sjo,- 0 M K Trainwreck'rs ditched the New YorU Central fast mail a few miles west of Rome. N. Y.. Tuesday morning. En gineer Frank Hager, of Albany, and two tramps were killed. Fireman Chris Wag ner, of Albany, an 1 Mail Clerks IViK-r and M. .1. McCarthy were injured. Y!i. :i the crash came the engine was thrown from the track into the ditch and com pletely sahm-rged in the mud. only the driving wheels on the left side being above tlie earth. The forward mallear was thrown two c:'f I ng'hs ahead of the engine, and rolled down the bank so that it lay lengthwise toward the rails. The second car, in which the mail clerks were working, was thrown onto the ten der of the engine and demolished. The third and fourth cars were also wrecked, the ends of both being broken. The first sleeper was thrown from the rails, rolling completely over, so that the tru ks were a long distance from the rails. The sec ond car was simply turned on its side, while the rear sleeper did 110' leave the trneks at all. Mutineer Hager went down with his engine and must have been in stantly killed. The fireman. Chris Wag ner, was badly injured about the head, and it is feared that he is internally hurt. WESTERN. C. It. Meeker, assistant engineer of the Southern Pacific Railroad, ami formerly an officer in the United States navy, com mitted suicide at Oakland, Cal. The Minesota Supreme Court has af firmed the decision of ti e lower court in the I lay ward case. The date of execution will be set by the Governor later. Michael IL Malier, who is wanted at Leadville. Colo., for the alleged embezzle ment of about S1.0O0 from the Dold Park ing Company last February, has been ar rested at Los Angeles. Policemen T. F. Rrown und B. S. Far row were dangerously wounded and "Will Ward, colored, fatally wounded while the officers wen attempting to arrest the latter at Little Rock. Ark. The San Francisco Merchants' Ex change lias a message from Empire City, Oregon, saying that the steamer Ban derillo is ashore south of Empire Rar. Captain Winart was drowned. Frank Waylaud, of Marion. Ohio, re ceived n letter from a Baltimore attorney, asking him his relationship to William Wayland. who moved to Ohio years ago. lie was his son. The attorney now writes him that lie is heir to the Wayland es tate in Maryland, valued at a million. Charles Stuckey. who is alleged to have robbed the now defunct State Rank of Dultith of about .Sl.'.ooo prior to his flight last October, has been arrested at Perley, Wis. He declares he will tell the whole story of the wrecking of the bank and sensational disclosures are expected. Oscar Ranchman. Ellis Brown and Frank Henry, lately defendants in the Fulton County courthouse arson case at Lewiston, 11' , have begun suit for 10, 0OO damages against the detectives and officers who kidnaped them from Chicago and put them through the "sweat-box" process. Just after ?, o'clock Tuesday morning the north side of the city of Purcell, I. T., caught fire. It is reported that three fourths of the town is in ashes. Purcell is located on the bank of the South Can adian River on a high hill and the wind had full sway. It is reported tiiat sev eral persons perished in the flames. Two Cincinnati boys were on trial be fore Judge Ilollisttr for stealing cloth from the Globe Tailoring Company. The charge was grand larceny, for which the penalty is State's prison. Attorney Mor ris, however, showed that under the tariff ')v in force the value of the goods had been so reduced the crime was only petit larceny. The "Pacific limited," which left Chi cago at ( o'clock Sunday evening via the Chicago and Northwestern. Union Pa cific, and Central Pacific, arrived at San Francisco at 8:40 Wednesday evening, re ducing the running time between the two cities to practically three days, instead of thre and a hslf. The greatest saving in time is on the Union Pacific between Omaha and Ogden. amounting to six and one-half hours. The epidemic of diphtheria which has prevailed in Chicago during the last two months is to be stamped out at once if it be in the jiower of the health depart ment to do it. It is proposed to push the anti-toxin treatment. In the present emergency it is expected to accomplish what vaccination did to stamp out the smallpox epidemic. Physicians will be employed by the city to treat the elck, and the best medical skill will be ob tained to combat the ravages of the dis ease. Major W. S. Pea body has arrived at Denver from Archuleta County. Souther-i Colorado, bringing specimens of ore taken from the largest vein ever discovered. The vein as described is LOO) feet across. The ore averages 011 the surface ,S to the ton. If the discovery sustains the claims of those who have been upon the ground a new gold-bearing region has been found which will eclipse anything known in the world. Senator Teller recently made a quiet visit to the region, nnd is filled with enthusiasm on the subject. He says iL is "a big proposition." Fire at Chicago Thursday destroyed two big blocks owned by Warren Spring er, ate up the plants of twenty firms, threw TOO persons out of employment and caused a loss of .ft It Mi.t. too. The lire burned for three hours. Four hundred women and girls on a sixth floor were in danger at one time of being cut off by the Haines, but they were saved by the presence of mind of a policeman and heroism of Chris Olson, the elevator conductor. The fire men were threatened by the irequent fail ing of the tall walls and by explosions of oil. They had several runs for their lives, with narrow escapes, but they luckily came through unscathed. The buildings were equipped with automatic sprinklers, bet these wen- as helpless as garden sprinkling pots to stay the lire. There were also two tire walls, but the flames passed these barriers as easily as though they were but lath. Chris Olson, v. Im n the fire broke out knew his duty and stuck to his post until every man and w..nan in the b::ilding had been landed safely to the ground. Five trips of the elevator to the top ll. tor were necessary to carry all down i:i safety. Other means of escape was cut off by fire and smoke. Death in the pitiless, stormy waters of Lake Michigan ca::ie to the sailors and disaster and destruction to the ships that braved the elements and set out from port in the teeth of the gale of Tuesday and Wednesday. Wreckage from a num ber of boats has been washed ashore at various p sints on the lake, and while it is not positively known that any boats have been lost, four bodies were waKd ashore Wednesday morning on the beach near Sarnia. Nothing is known there of any boat having gone ashore and it is possible that the bodies are those of fish ermen who were lost in the gale. Bat tered and stormworn boats came int. Chicago port bearing evidence of ther struggles with the gale in decks swept dear of everything that offered any re sistance to the wind and waves. Wreck age supposed to be marked "Corning" came ashore near Charlevoix. Mich., ami the owners of the barg' Ida Corning, ("orniiig .V llyau. were fearful for the fate of their boat and its crew until i:; foruied by i Icgraph that, it had tied up at Bay City all right. Half a dozen boats were wrecked along the Michigan shore at various points, but so far as known may be released from their perilous posi tions, and no lives have been reported lost. The life-saving clews were kept busy going on perilous missions of mercy, full of danger and hardship. SOUTHERN. Charles Hurd. the negro who murdered Jasper D. Kclley, a young white man. ten days ago. was taken from the jail at Wartburg. Tenn.. and lynched. A strong effort is being made to secure a panl m for Hume Clay, the Bourbon County forger, who is serving a ten-year term in the Frankfort. Ivy., penitentiary. John Montgomery, his wife nnd I. H. McKeecher were found murdered on the farm of S. O. Templeton, three miles east of Brownesville, Ore. All three of the victims had been shot with a rille. No motive is at present known for the crime. United Stab's Marshal Kilbourn and three deputies made an extensive raid on moonshiners in Wise County. Yirginia. just over the Kentucky line, destroying a dozen illicit stills, with a capacity of 12.O00 gallons. In a light between the officers and moonshiners three of the lat ter were seriously wounded and one offi cer received a painful shot in the mouth. Wednesday morning a tenement-house at South Pittsburg, Tenn., occupied by Irvin Robinson, n respectable colored la borer, was destroyed by fire. In the build ing were two of Robinson's children, aged 1 and 4 years respectively, nnd both were burned to death, Robinson and his wife being absent at the time. Much indigna tion exists against the negroes living near, who stood by ami saw the children burned to death without making any effort to save them. Their brutal conduct was prompted by jealousy of Robinson's su perior attainments. The statement of the accounts of Bam berger, Bloom & Co., wholesale dry goods, who failed some time since, at Louisville, Ky., is as follows: The assets are ap praised at 5?SrS,lNS: the totul liabilities are SL'JEUOo, of which 5,710,077 is to Kastern creditors. Of the assets, $Bt, tK( has been pledged to secure liabilities, leaving $72'J.OJ2 assets available to meet general liabilities of $1,078,4:?;. The firm desires to resume business if an ad justment of its n flairs can be made, and as its creditor have manifested a friend ly spirit there is hope that the well-known house ma' soon be reopened. WASHINGTON. The President has appointed John Ii. Peak, of Kansas City, Mo., United States Minister to Switzerland, to succeed Min ister Broadhcad, resigned, and Otto Munehmeyer as United States Consul at San Salvador. The treasury expert who investigated the accounts of Ainsworth R. Spofford, Librarian of Congress, reports that the librarian has for yojjrs been drawing money from the treasury on vouchers bearing fictitious signatures of dead men or men who never existed. Col. Charles I ley wood, commanding the marine corps, in his annual reiort to the Secretary of the Navy, makes a strong t . l 1 a 1 appeal ior an increase in me euusieu 1 Midiem 01 111t- iuijis m incci iiiv uu- tional duties imposed by the increase of the navy. Col. Hey wood estimates that 1,500 marines on shore are needed for the protection of millions of dollars worth of (Jovernment property in their charge, a number JiOO in excess of the marines now engaged in that duty. In addition to (his, it is estimated that about 450 more fuen will be required for the new vessels now under construction. FOREIGN. Danish millers have petitioned the Dan ish (Jovernment to iniKse an experiment al duty on import ed Hour. It is reported that Prince Henry of Battenburg has decided to join the staff of the commander of the expedition to Ashantee. The report of the mutiny of 1T0 convicts and 300 volunteers on the steamet Cata- bnia during her last voyage from Madrid to Havana is ollicially denied. Sir Henry Ponsonby, formerly privata secretary to Queen Victoria and keeper of the privy purse, died at Cowes, Isle of Wight, Thursday morning of paralysis. The authorities of the Congo Free State have decided that Capt. Lothaire, who is charged with the irregular execu tion of the English trader Stokes, shall be tried before a Belgian court-martial. The Ameer of Afghanistan, enraged because his son, Nazrullah Khan, failed to arrange for a permanent Afghanistan representative during his recent visit to I'ngland. is said to have burned and im prisoned a number of subjects. It is ex .peeted the son will be banished wren he returns home and a noble who accom panied him is to be tortured. The Empress of China, just arrived at Victoria, B. C from the Orient, reports cholera practically extinguished in Japan. All the Asiatic coast, when she sailed, was looking to Kin-Chow, where, on Oct. IS, a combined, boiler and magazine explosion on the troop ship Kung-Pni sent 000 men to death. The boilers were old and un serviceable, but ordinary caution would have prevented the catastrophe. Robert Harding Mil ward, the Duke of Marlborough's lawyer, who represented him in Xew York when the marriage set tlements were signed previons to the Duke's marriage to Miss Consuelo Van derbilf, in an interview at London is quoted as snyiug tha? the rumors current as to the amount of the settlements are grossly untrue. lie also desired to olli cially contradict the statement that there is a heavy mortgage on the Blenheim es tates, and added that the Duke of Marl bcroush declined to touch a .shilling of his bride's money and that the whole of it is settled upon her in the ordinary way. Chinese papers received at Vancouver, B. C. by the steamer Empress of China nr- bitter in their attacks on the . Japanese authorities in Corea. whom they blame for the murder of the queen. They as sert that .Japan is a nation pretending to be civilized, but it is the most barbar ous on earth. The queen was hung up by the hair and, after being otherwise abtu-'ed. tied hand and foot, soaked in oil ami burned in the rear of the palace, her remains being reduced to ushes, so that all trace might be lost. Thirty attend ants of the queen, it is alleged, were butchered, their corpses being left about the palace. When the palace was at tacked, of some 1.50I J guards on duty only six remained at their posts, and they were quickly dispatched. According to Chi nese reports, there were fifteen women of title in the court, the queen, her moth er, and BIO ladies in waiting. They were nearly all soaked in oil and burned, while the men's throats were cut. Constantinople dispatch: The attitude of the Porte, or of the Sultan, has under gone a decided change since the other fleets began to join the British fleet in the naval demonstration in Salonica Bay. There is no doubt that the pressure brought to bear upon tin Sultan bus been strong cnotprh to make him take personal charge of the work of reform in Armenia, ami it is now hoped there will bo no fur ther bloodshed, except in the case of put ting down the insurrections which have broken out against Turkish rule in differ ent parts of Asia Minor. It is hoped, however, that the Armenian clergy will be able to induce their co-religionists to lay down their arms, especially as the sen timent of the whole of Europe is now in favor of the Sultan, whose evident desire to meet the views of the powers is thor oughly appreciated and has undoubtodly tided ovir a most dillicult crisis iu the East. There is no longer any talk of the armed intervention of the powers in the Turkish Kmpire, and if any display of force is necessary upon the part of Ec rope, it might be in the direction of sup porting the authority of the Sultan., ss Jreat Britain. Russia and France are extremely desirous that order should promptly be restored throughout Asi.j Minor. IN GENERAL (leneral Master Workman Sovereign resigned at Wednesday night's session of the Knights of Labor general assembly and was immediately re-elected by a large majority. His action was the result of charges of general mismanagement. Advices were received by the Govern ment at Ottawa, Ont., announcing that the ImiM?rial Government had decided to support the project of a fast mail service between Great Britain and Canada to the extent of $.'175,000 annually for a class of vessels with a speed capacity of twenty knots an hour. This $."iT5,fX is to sup plement the J?T50,O0O voted by the Do minion Parliament three sessions ago. It is understood, however, that the home Government will require the Dominion authorities to invite tenders at their ser vice, so t'iat the different syndicates which have been asking permission to submit tenders will have an opportunity of doing so. MARKET REPORTS. Chicago Cattle, common to prime, $..T." to $.VJ.V, hogs, shipping grades, J?:.00 to $I.OO; sheep, fair to choice. $li.."0 to $o.Tr; wheat, No. '1 red, ."Vie to öTc; corn. No. L -Tc to lISc; oats. No. 'J. 17c to Um:; rye, No. 2. ."7c to o'.V; butter, choice creamery. LIV to ZW; eggs, fresh, HOe to -le; potato s, per bushel, L'Oe to UOe; broom corn, common growth to choice green hurl, lM (.c to 4c per pound. Indianapolis Cattle, shipping. $.'.0l) to $0.00; hogs, choice light, !?:t.0 to $1.00; sheep, common to prime, $L00 to $i.o0; wheat. No. 2, VV to CJc; corn. No. 1 white, 2Tc to LSe; oats. No. 2 white, 21c to 22c St. Louis Cattle, $:i.00 to $0.00; hogs, $3.00 to $4.00; wheat. No. 2 red. (. to 04c; corn. No. 2 yellow, 2.V to 2Tc; oats, No. 2 white, ITc to 10c; rye, No. 2, 33e to o3c. Cincinnati Cattle. $3.r0 to $3.00; hogs, $3.00 to $4.00; sheep, $2.50 to $3.00; wheat. No. 2, OOe to OSe; corn, No. 2 mixed, 32 to 33c; oats, No. 2 mixed, 21c to 23c; rye. No. 2, 30c to 41c. Detroit Cattle, $2.50 to $3.23; hogs, $3.00 to $4.00; she-p, $2.00 to $3.T5: wheat. No. 2 red, Glc to 0Tc; corn. No. 2 yellow, 20e to 30e; oats, No. 2 white, 21c to 23c; rye, 30c to 40c. Toledo- Wheat, No. -2 red, 04c to 03c; com. No. 2 yellow, 2Sc to 20c: oats, No. 2 white, 20c to 21c; rye. No. 2, 30c to 41c; clover seed, $4.35 to $4.40. Buffalo Cattle, $2.5( to $5.00; hogs, $3.00 to $4.1 M); sheep, $2.50 to $3.50; wheat, No. 2 red, OSe to TOc; corn. No. 2 yellow, 35c to 30c; oats, No. 2 white, 23c to 24c. Milwaukee Wheat. No. 2 spring, 50c to 5Tc; corn, No. 3, 28c to 20c; oats. No. 2 white, 10c to 20c; barley, No. 2, 35c to 30c; rye. No. 1, 3Te to 3Se; pork, mess, $T.T5 to $8.25. New York-Cattle, $3.00 to $3.25; hogs, $3.00 to $4.50; nheep, $2.00 to $3.50; wheat, No. 2 red, OTe to fSc: corn, No. 2, 30c to 3Tc; oats, No. 2 white, 22c to 2Ie; butter, creamery, lGc to 24c; eggs, West ern. 21c to 24c. BARROWS STEPS OUT. NOTED CHICAGO DIVINE HAS RESIGNED. J Concrcjiation Declined to Give Him u Vacation, So lie Takes One at His Own Expense Secretary Morton Stands by Hin Chief. Church Loses Its Pastor. Because the trustees of the First Pres byterian Church of Chicago refused to give him a six-months leave of absence to deliver the Haskell course of lectures in India, the Itev. Dr. .lohn Henry Bar rows has resigned his pastorate to take effect Feb. 10. For fourteen years Dr. Barrows has been pastor of the church. He is known all over the world, and his work in connection with the Parliament of Religions at the World's Fair added to the fame he already jm assessed as a pulpit orator, a lecturer, author, and or ganizer of religious work. Dr. Barrows is the lecturer in the department of com parative religions at the University of Chicago, and has accepted the Haskell lectureship, a course of which has been mapped out for India. To deliver this course Dr. Barrows asked his church for six months' time, but the trustees of the church believed if he were to be absent for that length of time it would be fatal to the interests of the church, and conse quently the request was refused. Dr. Barrows immediately tendered h?s resig nation. Interferes to Save Life. Mac Stuart, formerly a foreman on "William A. Paxton's cattle ranch, near Ogalalla. is now In jail in Hidalgo Del I Parrell, Mexico, under sentence of death. He has written an appeal to Mr. I axton to help him. The latter referred his let ter to Secretary Morton, who in turn re ferred it to Secretary OIney, and instruc tions were tit once sent to the American Consul for the Province of Chihuahua to stop the execution until this government could fully investigate. Mr. Stuart says he was railroaded through the Mexican courts without a chance to properly de fend himself. Shortly after he arrived at Hidalgo Del Parrell he was accosted by a policeman, who put him under ar rest, which he resisted, saying he was innocent of any crime and was arrested because ht was a stranger. He brushed the policeman aside and walked on. Turn ing around he saw the officer leveling his gun at him. He quickly pulled his re volver and shot the policeman dead, and tells 'r. Paxton he did it in self-defense. Morton Favors Third Term. J. Sterling Morton. Secretary of Agri culture, in an interview at St. Louis, comes out flat-footed in favor of a third term for Cleveland. Mr. Morton dis claims authority to speak for the Presi dent. 1 11 the course of the interview Sec retary Morton said: 'I am not in a posi tion to state whether Mr. Cleveland will be a candidate or not. There is one thing I can say. however, the management of the government is a business, as is the management of a bank. If a bank presi dent has proved himself competent and faithful he is re-elected, not only once or twice, but a dozen of times. The busi ness of a government is that of managing and preserving the interests of the peo ple of a nation and maintaining life, lib erty, and property, and If a bank presi dent is elected many times why should it not be so with the President of the Unit ed States?" Dun Co.'s lieport. IL G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly Beview of Trade says: In every business men now perceive the fact that the purchases in ad vance of current distribution, which were made when prices were booming, in volved of necessity a season of halting when the rise stopped, and until the actual demand for consumption lias been j measured. Products are lower, without disturbance or sign of panic. The more sober estimates of wheat months ago rose 50,000,000 bushels or more above the government and speculative guesses, and now a reputable estimate of 4T5,000,oo(J bushels ex.'ites little remark. Prices have declined about 1 cent. Corn declined half a cent. Pork products also had rea son for weakening, lard 15 cents per 100 pounds and pork 25 cents per barrel. Attempts to Stab in Open Court. At Georgetown. Ky., Secretary of State John W. Deadly created a small panic in the court room by attempting to stab Attorney John Brand. The men were on opposite sides of a case on trial and quarreled. After a little exchange of words Deadly suddenly drew a business-like looking knife, and made several rapid motions not provided for in the briefs. Brand did a bit of clever dodging and escaped unhurt. Court attaches dis armed the belligerent Secretary of State and the case went on. NEWS NUGGETS. I'x-I'riest Dominick Wanner, of St. Jo seph. Mo., has been acquitted of the charge of embezzlement. The coasting steamer Bandorclla. a comparatively new San Francisco vessel in the coastwise trade, is ashore on Ump ipia bar. Captain K. K. Winant was drowned. The crew, nine in number, were sav.d. The ship is valued at about $30,oi ;t, cargo included. The St. Louis Board of Fire Under writers has a rocky path to traverse if it persists in its efforts to drive Mrs. Eli Get z out of the insurance business. The women of St. Louis are rallying to her standard and many business men have expressed a purpose to see that the under writers gain nothing by expelling Mrs. Get7.'s employers because they declined to discharge her on the sole ground of sex. John Bod fern, the well-known London tailor, died Friday morning. The London Daily News publishes a telegram from Van which states that the Kurds have destroyed five villages in the neighborhood of that town, and out of the 13.OO0 villagers driven away at the time of the attacks only 3,ooo can now be found. A slight earthquake shock, lasting three seconds, was felt at Lander, Wyo. A forty-ton meteor fell on a farm near Bound Head, Ohio. A farmer heard it fall and found it buried in the ground with the earth annind it literally baked. Francis Schlatter, the Denver "healer," who mysteriously disappeated, is resting in seclusion on Joseph Wolf's fruit farm near Houlder, Colo., and it is presumed . that he is fasting. The man riding a I gray horse in the southern iort of the I State who pretends te be Schlatter is an impost er. THE PRODIGAL SON DncoTCred When the Terror of Kaw Valley Was Grabbed. He arrived In the city Saturday morn ing and spent the entire day parading about the Union -Depot, to the Intense amusement of the older people and to the Indefinable terror of the children. He was a man below the medium, height and very slender. His features wero prominent under the crimson blush which only the indiscriminate use of bad whisky can bring to the cheeks and nose. lie woru genteel clothes, and there were no diamonds In sight, but in a belt that was strapped around his email body were several long bo wie knives at least, that's what men who have seen and handled such weapons said they were and txrn or three big; revolvers, the steel of which alt tiered like diamonds. His face was clean shaven, except for a long, sivage-look-iug mustache which ad-.-!!"d the upper lip; his head was adorned by an un natural growth of shaggy black hair, which hung Vlow his stooped should ers, and from under the broad sombre ro two little eyes peepeci o'i: upon tllO world. Tills individual ovkbn;!y knew vtm of the travelers at the depot steered clear of hi 111. and t!iey were afraid of him. IL knew they vvct 1 he ciiiidivn. lie tried several t lines jo frighicn tao grown people, but ti:ey were not to be scared. He was gruff in his con vers 1 tion, and he ordered the tenders of tha various stands in the depot o wait on him with a bravado tha; was amusing. Every time he would pass a child his hand would go to the hili of a bowie knife, and he would glare savagely at the little one. No wonder the child would run at his approach and trem blingly snuggle r.p to i;s parent for protection. "I am Kawkee Hick." said the indi vidual to thosj who asked his name, "and they say I'm the terror of th-j Kaw Valley." But "Kawkee Dick" lost his terroriz Ing identity Saturday night immediate ly, after the Santa Fe train came ia from Kansas points. An elderly gen tleman alighted from the train, and there was anxiety upon his face as ho glanced hurriedly about. Kawkea Dick hove in sight, arid the elderly gen tleman saw him. At th: same moment Kawjkeo Dick saw the c-M. rly gentle man." The nvogni:io;i was mutual. Kawkee Dick turned about and started out of the depo: on the j ti::. The elder ly onilei;:an,took al':"r hii.i and caught him jllst outside. "You rascal," said Ihe eHerly pe'itl man. take that "T." and with his own hands Kawkee D'n U unbuckled the belt around his waist and meekly In tided It over to the elderly gentleman. Then followed a lightning, and most remarkable transformation of Kawkee Dick's appearance. With one tug at the long hair the el derly gentleman relieved Kawee Dick's head of it. With another jerk Vt 5 old gentleman git possession of Kawkee Dick's savae-iookiu mus tache. It was fals.also. This trimming left standing before the elderly gentleman -not Kawkco Dick, but a trembling youth of about 18 years. "This Is my son," said the elderly gentleman to his amused spectators. "He ran away from home and I have just located him. Now, young man, said the old gentleman to the boy, '"this is the third lime you have played this trick on me. You come home with me, and if you attempt any more pranks I'll thrash you until your hide raises," and the humiliated terror of the Kaw Valley disappeared up the street with the elderly gentleman. Kansas City Times. The Cilories of Autumn. Now that the flowers are nearly faded and only the chrysanthemums and cos mos are expected before the frosts come, we look for the annual tdiow of forest gorseousness. In New England the hills are already brave in gold and orange, scarlet and crimson, and tha distant hills, on which are blended the red of the maples and the blue of dis tance, take on the depth of violets and the purple bloom of grapes. The air nnd soil of cities seem to be discourag ing to the development of ueh splen dor, for both are In a measure exhaust ed, or disguised, but there are many plants of ornamental leaf that are worth cultivating for the color that comes when the blossoms are gone. Whoever has about his premises just now a .Tapanesolvy. a woodbine, a plant with colored berries or a maple has something to enj y a.s lie would enjoy a sunset or a jewel. It has been pro posed to make a study of maples and oaks that show the brightest colors in the autumn change and to try to ralso them for ornamental purposes. It may be that transplanting to a new soil would change their hues, but it may also be that a strain of particularly showy trees could be cultivated, just as show roses are cultivated. If so. the passing beauty of the fall may bo made even more wonderful than it Is. Brooklyn Eagle. Protection Against Tramps. Defective James White, of the Queen and Crescent route, has made-application to Fnited Suites Commissioner Scott of Lexington, Ky.. for protection of the mail trains from the invasion of tramps, lie says that he Is compelled to stop the trains to put ofT the men who mount the front or "blind" end of the mail cars for the purpose of steal ing rides, thereby delaying the mails from one to two minutes for each stop. Commissioner Scott will cxamino tha law on the quest iou. In considering marriage, women never consider it from a man's stand point It doesn't follow that a girl can sing because fche has a position In a churcJl choir.