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KILLED BY JOY.
Wom.m Die Upon Serine a Son She Had
Mourned as Dead.
Awi-'TON. Aln., Oct. 1. News of a
Grange '"ul rnthotic (loath comes from
KivUnin 30 miles north of this city.
1'ive years ago n young man named
Charli" Vincent loft home mysterious'
jv, nn.l during tlio years which fol
Ion oil there came no tidings of him to
his humous parents, who finally gavo
him no as dead. Last Sunday young
V m'oiit, who had beon out west, camo
lmini', intending to givo his paronts a
plrnsaut surprise. His mother was
visiting at a neighbor's when he
reached the house, so he sent another
ncn,'i'l"'f to t(Jll lle" thatn man wanted
to see her at home. Sho came home
ini mod iately, and at the sight of her
mil, whom sho had so long mourned as
j0,t, n'iu swooned nway. Kvery effort
m.is made to rcsuscitato her, but she
jioJ yesterdiy without having re
A LUCKY ESCAPE.
I'.alloon Iturts nml the Acrnnnut Tumble!
1,000 Feet to the i round.
Kisiivii.i.K, Ind., Oct 1. John W.
Inness, an aeronaut of this city, had a
thrilling experience iu a balloon ascen
sion at a republican rally at Manilla.
At an elevation of 2,500 feet his bailoon
burst and bo foro ho could disengage
his parachute ho was drawn down
ward bv the falling balloon. After
fal ina1 1.00 feet the parachute opened
auil tlio balloon and parachute then
turned a scries of aerial somersaults,
through all of which Inncst still clung
to the ropes. Tito horrified spectators
stood aghast, fearing ut any moment
to sco Inness mangled at their feet,
but ho aliirhted safely and without a
scratch The balloon housed has, it is
said, hilled four men and two women.
A NOVEL VEHICLE.
KaiK.it City 3!an Hides Abroad In n Horse
KvxsvsCitv, Mo., Oct. 1. The first
horseless carnage to lo seen in Kansas
City appeared on tho streets yesterday
a'ternoon. It was built by John E.
llulon, of this city, and its appearance
created somewhat of a sensation. Tho
earnaire is an ordinary democrat
n.'on in shape and is propelled by a
casoline engine underneath. Tho gear
ing is a chain running over two sprock
et wheels. Tho wa;;on ami engine
uoU'li about 1.CU0 pounds and the
sprocket wheels are scared to run
r miles an hour. It was built by Mr.
Illation for his own amusement, and
even thing about it was made in Kan
Women Saw Wood for Prises.
Mk.somixke, Mich., Oct. 1. Cedar
Kiver women toolt part in a wood-saw-Id?
contest for a silver pitcher and dia
mond ring. Mrs. S. E. Kuo won both
contests. Her husband recently put
in ten cordsof hard maple, but dreaded
to tackle it. His surprise was tin
lounded when he fonnd that his ener
getic spouso had sawed every stick,
an 1 all he had to do was to pile the
ujod. Other wood piles thereabouts
are rapidly yielding to the new worn-
.an s saw.
( ipt. Slocum's Long mid Lonely Voynije.
M-ii.ni:v, N. S. W., Oct. 1. The 13
ton sloop Spray, which sailed from
Itaston in 1S9.. with Capt. Joshua
slocum ns its only occupant arrived at
Newcastle. N. S. W., to-day. Capt.
hlocum, after sailing from Iloston,
proceeded to Gibraltar, from which
place he recrossed tho Atlantic and
passed through the straits of Magellan
into the South I'acitic ocean, thence to
Australia. Capt. Slocum will visit
this port, Melbourne and Adelaide,
after which ho will return to America.
A Couplo Tli r I to Married.
I'ERiir, Olc, Oct. 1. In Judge
Brown's court this morning A. II. and
Jlrs. M. A. Drake, of Cloud Chief, Ok.,
wero married for the third time. In
IsTO they were married in Missouri
but the high temper of each caused a
separation and divorce. Six years ago
.near LI lleno they were again married,
lut two years later they separated and
nere again divorced.
Six Children ISurncd to Death.
Potts villi:, Pa., Oct. 1. Tuesday
"nijjht's storm blew down the coal
Ireakcr at Matallc, belonging to tho
Pennsylvania Anthracito Coal Co. Six
tenement houses belonging to the camp
were destroyed by llro and six children,
inmates, lost their lives. Iho fire orig
inated from a stove overturned in one
of tho summer kitchens -from tho
shaking of the wind.
Prison Itefnrm Officers.
MlMVAl'KKK, Oct. 1. Tho National
Trison Kcform coneress finished its
lalors by the selection of Austin, Tex.,
as the next place of meeting. The fol
lowing officers were elected: President,
Kocliif JirinkcrhofT, Mansfield, O.;
treasurer, Charles M. Jcsup, Now York
cty; secretary, Kov. John L. Milligan,
Sixty Indictments Stolen.
Kukkka SritiNOs, Ark., Oct. J. Tho
office of the circuit clerk of Jtoono
county, at Harrison, was looted last
nifrht. Sixty indictments for liquor
wiling and gambling, all tho records
in the same cases and 8100 in county
wrip were tiken. The destruction of
evidenco against tho thieves was the
probable motive. '
Denver Druggists Declare it Boycott.
Dkxvkii, Col., Oct. 1. Tho Denver
Pharmaceutical association, including
su tho druggists of the city, has adopt
l resolutions practically declaring a
toycott on eastern wholesale and
nanufactiiring firms, whom they ac
cuse, of trying to coerce their employes
in political matters.
Iowa Capitalist Assigns.
Atlantic, la., Oct 1. F. 1. Whitney
has made an assignment His assets
"Hrrcgato S.".20,000 and his liabilities
5l8'J,Gr,.-,. Included in tho assets Is Kan-
City property valued at 8300,000,
n among tho liabilities is a 800,000
Jjortgaifo on tho Whitney building in
Victory for Yale.
Xkw Havkx, Conn., Oct. 1. Tho first
nome (fame of tho football season at
tracted almost every member of tho
"flverslly to Yalo field yesterday after
oon. Amherst was the opposing team
ad was defeated, 12 to a
IOWA 60 YEARS OLD:
Seml-Centennlal Celebration of the State at
Burlington A Serious Accident.
Buhlinoton, la., Oct. 2. Fifty years
ago Iowa became a stato and previpus
ly ft occupied aprominent position
among the western territories. In
honor of this semi-centennial anniver
sary 50,000 people gathered in this city
yesterdny to inaugurate an eight-days'
celebration. Burlington was selected
as tho plaeo of holding tho celebration
on account of its prominence in terri
torial affairs, being for a number of
years tho seat of government. This,
tho opening day, was Governor's
day, and was honored by tho pres
ence of Gov. Drake " and his
staff, sovoral ex-govcrnors, Vico
President Stevenson and a large
number of other promlnont citi
zens of tho stato and nation. At 10:30
a grand parade, consisting of tho irov-
ernor and staff, and prominent guests,
escorted by four companiesof tho stato
militia, citizens in carriages, and
numerous handsome floats passed
through the principal streets, crowded
with masses of people and nrofuselv
During a parndo tho revie wine stand.
containing Vico President Stevenson,
Gov. Drako and many other prominent
people, collapsed, throwing all to tho
ground and injuring sorao 30 people.
Vice President Stevenson and Gov.
Drake escaped with slight bruises.
None are fatally Injured except two
men named liurrls and Wlcken, tho
extent of whose injuries cannot
be ascertained yet.
Further Details of tho Awful West Indian
Storm In florlda.
Pensacola, Flu., Oct. 2. Railroad
communication with tho eastern and
middle parts of the stato has just been
re-established, and harrowing tales
nro being received of the West Indian
storm which recently swept over tho
peninsula of Florida nnd struck the
coast about Cedar Keys, which Is said
to bo most completely wrecked. From
there it swept in a northeasterly
course, its diameter being about 40
miles across tho state, doing fearful
damage at tho towns of Gainesville,
High Springs, Newberry, Lake City,
Ilronsford, Callahan and many others,
lirlck and frame buildings were blown
down and near Callahan several chil
dren were killed in a schoolhouso
which was wrecked. The wind is re
ported to have reached a velocity of
100 miles an hour, and there was
widespread destruction iu tho path
of tho storm. It is impossible yet
to learn how many persons were
killed, but it is believed tho dead will
bo fully 100 and that many others were
TERRIBLE OHIO TRAGEDY.
A Drunken Ilruto Fatally Injures u 17-Year-OId
tllrl and Then Hulcldns.
Holoatk, 0.,Oct. 2. A terrible dou
ble tragedy occurred two miles south
of this place, in tho home of Mrs. J. P.
Rickcr, a widow. Tlio family consists
of tho widow and two children, her
daughter, Anna, 17 years old, and a
son. Another inmate of the home for
some time past lias been a boarder
named Nathan E. Spcllinan. Tho lat
ter came home in a beastly stato of in
toxication and was reprimanded bv
Mrs. Ilicker. Spellman, while tho son
was at school and and Mrs. Kicker was
out attending to tho stock, went to the
house and found the daughter ironing.
What followed can only bo surmised.
Anna Kicker was attacked and her
skull crushed. Spellman then under
took to destroy his own life by hang
ing. This attempt being a failure, ho
resorted to a method more successful.
Lying on his back across a bed, his
head hanging so to almost touch the
floor, he drew a razor across his throat,
severing tho jugular vein. Anna
Kicker, at last accounts, was alive, but
unconscious, and there is no possible
hope of her recovery. Spellman is
SOLDIERS IN THE POORHOUSE.
Milwaukee Soldiers' Home Inadeqnate to
Provide Kntertaluuicnt for Veterans.
Milwaukkk, Oct. 2. -For tho first
time in many years the Milwaukee sol
diers' home is crowded to tho utmost
capacity, and Gov. Wheeler has been
notified by tho board of managers not
to admit any moro applicants for tho
present. Tho same condition exists in
the Wisconsin state home at Maupuca,
with the result that many of the vet
erans are driven to tho poorhou.se.
Thcro arc at tho present time about 20
old soldiers who aro inmates of the
Milwaukee county almshou'calthough
there is a state law which .says tho vet
erans shall bo cared for properly.
WATER FROM THE MOUNTAINS.
Six rontons Drowned In a Flood Near
Kenso.v, Ariz., Oct. 2. Part of the
town was washed away and six persons
drowned In a flood from a cloudburst
iu the Whetstone mountains, 12 miles
southwest of town. Four more persons
are missing. It is expected that great
loss of life nnd destruction of proporty
will be reported from all along the San
Pedro river. A wall of water 12 miles
long wus poured into the San Pedro
river, hence there is apprehension felt
lor ino saiety oi persons in tlio valley.
Ills Head Knocked Off Ills Shoulders.
Elkton, Md., Oct. 2. Richard Urock,
P. 2 years of age, fireman on tho New
York nndWaslilngton express train, met
a horrible death yesterday morning as
his train passed Stanton, Del. Urock
was leaning out of tho cab window and
a Iialtlmore & Philadelphia accom
modation train knocked his head off
Tho Leadvllle Strike.
Leadvillk, Col., Oct. 2. As a result
from -tho minors' meeting last night
tho majority have decided to remain
quiescent until after election. If Mc
Kinley is elected tho present intention
is to abandon tho strike. If liryan is
elected tho hope is that tho price of
silver will advanco and tho managers
will at ouco coucedo all demands of
the union. Notwithstanding this deci
sion, there are many of the conserva
tive miners who feci soro over tho de
lay of five weeks, while tho unruly
element are moro aggrieved over the
decision nnd eager to adopt radical
measures at once.
Chicago Bankers Get Important
from Pivotal Points.
Ho free silver idea is making steady
and rapid progress toward the vanish
lug point, which is oblivion.
Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and
even Nebraska and Kansas have seen the
movement toward the white metal at
its height und have survived. They are
fast getting back into their old solid,
sound money condition. There is no
longer any doubt of it. The free silver
sentiment is subsiding, nnd with such
pronounced downward motion that it
cannot be mistaken.
The most conservative business men
in Chicago, the bankers, have been hear
ing this sort of thing for weeks. They
refused to accept it as gospel truth
until every shadow of doubt had been
swept nway. The evidence now is so
strong they believe It.
The Chicago bankers hear this thing
from careful, thoroughgoing business
men like themselves, their country cor
respondents throughout tho west, who
come into contact with the voters. The
country bankers all agree on it. The
free silver wave which begun to sweep
across the prairies early in the sum
;ner undoubtedly lifted thousands of
joters from their feet, but the crest of
tho wave has passed over the heads,
and they nre now sliding down graceful
ly on the other side.
The pronounced subsidence of the sil
ver sentiment in the .states mentioned
is especially important in a political
,wny, because these have been called the
nlvotal states of the campaign. It has
been conceded, even by the most radical
democrats, th.it if these states, and Illi
nois in particular, could be won forMc
Kinloy he would be elected. The coun
try bankers who know whereof they
rspeak are confident that all of them are
safe for McKinley, and Illinois is the
.safest of the bunch.
When talk for free 6ilver rose loud
nnd fierce immediately after the re
publican national convention declared
THE DYING SILVER
UNAMERICAN, UNPATRIOTIC, AND ABOMINABLE."
Hnr an There's a plutocrat! Knife
WottKKis Plutocrat nothingl That
the aid of wages, economy and thrift.
for the maintenance of "the existing
gold standard," and, again, when Wil
liam J. liryan was nominated for pres
ident on a free slhcr platform, the Chi
cago bankers could not believe all that
.was told them about the force of the
silver idea in the north and middle west.
.Knowing so well what would lie the re
sults of free coinage, they could not be
lico that any great number of people
woqld embrace the idea as a panacea
for all industrial, social nnd economic
?vils. They began to inquire. From
the sources w"hcre the encouraging in
formation comes now, their country
correspondents, they learned jt was all
too true that the little disk of white,
metal had become a political fetich.
Naturally, these same bankers hne
been keeping their eyes on the silver
movement ever since. The transaction
of business between the city and the
country bankers hns been carried on to
the accompaniment of questions and an
swers relating to politics. Such inter
course was perfectly free and honest,
because the parties to it were all on the
same side of the question, the side of
The reports from the country, which
were somewhat dispiriting in June nnd
July and through partof August, began
to take an encouraging step before the
first of September. Since then the hue
of encouragement has deepened day by
day until it 'has become almost rosy.
This process of sounding the senti
ment of the west through the couhtry
banker has been exceedingly simple and
therefore reliable in results. Every
country banker has intimate business
relations with the farmers at this sea
son of the year, and the farmers are
supposed to be tho most vociferous sli
ver men. The country banker is also
intimately associated with all others
who are closo to the farmer, the stock
buyer, tho grain buyer, the horse
trader and the storekeeper. He has
every facility for getting at the real
centiment of the voters who might, for
Xun. if for no other reason, deceive the
regular political canvasser. After
sounding the voters ull through the
Mississippi valley in this way. the coun
try banker says there is no doubt of
tho subsidence of tho silver wave.
Plausible suggestion set it in motion
and monetary enthusiasm has been the
propelling force. Cool deliberation and
logic have acted on it as oil would on a
The silver movement has had manyaf
the characteristics of a prairie fire after
a period of drought. In the beginning
it was a spark. The spark made a little
blaze. Wind did the rest. The dead,
dry stubble of thraBhcd-out and for
gotten theories fell in the way of the
fire und buret into flame, which gath
ered fo:-ce as U traveled before the
, An occasional substantial structure
was burned up, and once in awhile a hu
man being was smothered. But the
duration of such a fire is always short.
When It gets down to the ground .nnd
strikes rock-bottom facts it dies ont.
That is what seems to have happened
,to tho free silver conflagration, which
was going -to burn up the nation. Hero
and thereadend cottonwood, remaining
standing beyond its time, is smoldering
and smoking, but these nre merely signs
of what has taken place. The track of
tho fire is black, but all thnt is on the
surface. The ground has simply been
cleared of a lot of useless matter, and
the ashes aro a good fertilizer, which
will increase productiveness.
The information received by Chicago
bankers from the country tells that Illi
nois, Indiana and Wisconsin have been
merely scorched. Iowa suffered n little
more, but recovered speedily. Out be
yond the Missouri river there isasmok
ing remnant, but it is not dangerous.
This information is all the more be
lievable because it is not accompanied
by any beating of drums. The country
bankers merely tell whnt they know,
as quietly ns they would in ordinary
conversation. Chicago bankers, who
nccr hnve learned how to make en-thuslasm-arouslngstump
ply slate the facts ns they receive them.
A M'KINLEY COLLEGE PIN.
Young republicans in the American
colleges will soon have a campaign in
signia of their
own. Tho Amer
adopted n design
which is sura to
umong the students ami alumni
of the different colleges through
out tho country. Tho ubiquitous
campaign button has been discard
ed, nnd instead, a pin after the
regulation pennant order has been
him! Knifo him!
might bo myself, twenty years hence, by
adopted. The background will le of
colored enamel, and the hluidc will cor
respond with the different college col
ors. Thus the pin for Yale will have
blue background, for Han ard, crimson,
nnd so on. Tho letters A. It. C. L. will
in all ciscs be engraved near the ktaff
of tho pin. Tho word McKinlev will
run lengthwise. The design has been
mode by Forrest Grant, of the Univcr
jity of Chicago, and was awarded by
competition. Mr. Edward J. Henning,
of the University of Wisconsin, who
has charge of the notional college cam
paign, has established hendquaters of
the American Republican College
league in Chicago at the Auditorium
hotel, from which place this official
college pin and campaign literature will
lw supplied to all the colleges of the
United States, ns soon as their institu
tions arc opened.
CThero is more money per capita
in circulation than in 1873, nnd lower
prices, which would take less to do
business with. Cincinnati Commercial
CThc report that Bryan proposes
to spend some time later "outside the
enemy's country" indicates that he is
going to sec how it works in Mcico.
crin North Dakota McKinley's ma
jority is estimated at 0,000. The dem
ocrats of that state seem to concede
that the state is pretty safely repub
lican. Iowa State Register.
CJIf free silver would start factories,
furnaces nnd shops into activity, why
is it that their owners, practically to
a man, are opposed to the cheap money
programme? Chicago Journal.
C7""The people have no money to conic
to sco me," says liryan. "Therefore I
must go to sec them." Thnt is true.
Pcoplo who would spend money to go
very far to see Bryan are not the kind
that succeed in getting ahead. Cleve
E7Unclc Richard Bland's cheerful
voice is also missing from tho popocratio
chorus. If these dcfcertions continue
it will be only n little while until the
whole freo sliver outfit consists solely
of Mr. Bryan and Jako Coxcy. N. Y.
Mail nnd Express.
CTo many people it is a startling
proposition that Texas may go republic
an this year. Texas has given 200,000
democratic majority. But so has New
York, and New York this year may go
from 300.000 to 500,000 for McKinley.
At least Texas is considered good fight
ing ground this year. If tho state's
electoral vote is not cast for McKinley,
it is nt least possible to electa number
of "sound money" congressmen in the
state thnt will bo worth striving for
tbli year. Iowa State Register.
REPORT ON THE INDIANS.
Commissioner Browning SsyatheRed Mas
Ji Ilecoinlns; au Adept In Handicrafts
Restriction of the Sale of Llqoor Urged.
Washington, Sept. 30. Commission
er of Indian Affairs Browning has sub
mitted his annual report. He says that
with no outbreaks during the year tha
education and civilizing of the Indians
has progressed and the main effort now
is and for years must be to get the In
dian on his allotment so as to become
self-supporting. The Indians are be
soming adepts in handicrafts and re
ceived last year in pay from the gov
ernment over $00,000 for work done.
The commissioner reviews the steps
taken by congress to extinguish the
claims of the Ogdon Land Co. to tho
lands of the Seneeas in New York
state. The question of the fishery
rights of the Yakima Indians in the
extreme northwest is still troublesome
because of the Infringements of tho
whites upon Indian rights which have
not been successfully protected.
Education has progressed rapidly in
the government and industrial train
ing schools. There were enrolled in
all schools 23,353 pupils. Tho commis
sioner praises the work of the field
matrons. Ho suggests that tho com
missioner appointed to treat with sev
eral tribes of Indians for their lands
be continued to clear up the work.
Nearly all applications tor Indians for
exhibition purposes have been refused.
The commissioner lays stress of need
of legislation to restrict the salo of
liquor in the Indian reservations.
CANNOT LAND HERE.
Our Immigration Laws Will Prohibit Ar
menians Colonizing In America.
Washington, Sept. 3a The atten
tion of Commissioner Stump, of the
emigrant bureau, was called to tho
movement looking to the colonization
in this country of Armenian refugees.
Mr. Stump said that Secretary Carlisle
and himself had been fully advised of
such a movement, and various appeals
had been made from Lady Henry Som
erset and from Frances Willard and
English and American relief associa
tions asking for tho co-operation of
tho government in furnishing these
stricken people an asylum in the United
States, but while tho sympathies of
all good people must be aroused in
their behalf, tho officers of tho
government must enforce tho
laws as they exist The matter was
being investigated, and if any lawful
means could bo found they would bo
exercised in behalf of tho refugees.
Tho law on the subject, however,
strictly inhibits tho landing in this
country of all persons likely to be
come a public charge, and also "any
person whoso ticket or pa ssago is paid
for with money of another, or who is
assisted by others to come." This be
ing tho case, although Mr. Stump did
not so state, it seems altozcther proba
ble that the law necessarily was found
to be an insurmountable obstacle in
the way of relief in tho manner pro-
ARRESTED FOR GAMBLING.
Chicago Society Women "Itim In" for Run
ning a Regular Pool Room.
Chicago, Sept. 30. A woman's pool
room lias been discovered and raided
by tho police. Seventeen women, all
said to be members of south side so
ciety, and attired in silk clothing and
wearing diamonds, were arrested, to
gether with a colored boy and an in
spector for a telejjraph company.
When the police broke into the pool
room in the building at 351 Thirty
Third street, the occupants were bus
ily engaged in examining tho entry
cards at Oakley, Windsor,' St, Louis
and tho Ideal park races, and in plac
ing bets. W ith the appearance of the
police tho room became a scene of
pandemonium. Some of the women
fainted. Others bcrearaed and tied
handkerchiefs over their faces. In five
minutes tho poiico bad collected cards,
dropped by the occupants, containing
tho entries nt four race tracks, to
gether with tickets for bets placed
on tho horaes. Tho ticker was th.lu
torn from the desk and a telcphojo
from tho wall. The telephone, it waa
discovered, had no connection, except
with another in the basement The
patrol wagons were called, and all tho
occupants were taken to tho Station
avenue police station, when an attor
ney, who was sent for, provided ball
lor the prisoners.
TO TOUR THE NORTHWEST.
Palmer nnd Itockner Will Stake Speeches
from a epeclal Train.
Chicago, Sept. 30. Tho national gold
standard democratic committee is con
sidering tho advisability of sending
Senator Palmer and Gen. Buckner
through tho northwest on a special
train. So many requests have been re
ceived for speeches from the veteran
candidates, particularly from points in
Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minne
sota and Iowa, that the national com
mittee has concluded that tho only
way to meet thoo requests will bo to
send Gens. Palmer and Buckner to
these states on a special trip.
FORCED CURRENCY FAILS.
den. Wejlcr's Attempts to Uphold Cnban
Hank Motes Fruitless.
London, Sept 30. The Times has a
lotter from its Havana correspondent
describing tho forced currency issued
in Cuba, in the coume of which he says:
"Both tlio customs house and the Span
ish bank itself rcfuso to accept the
bank notes. It is, therefore, ridiculous
to hope that ;npt-Gen. Weyler's de
cree will maintain thorn at par," Thq
correspondent predicts that within a
few months tho bank notes will be at
CO per cent discount
MOVES TO INDIANA.
Missouri Military Academy Will Locate
Mkxico, Mo., Sept 3a A. F. Fleet,
who was owner of tho Missouri mili
tary academy in this city, that was
burned last Thursday morning, will
reopen his school at Culver City, Ind.,
next week, having leased the Culver
military academy ct that place from
H. IL Culver, of the Wrought Iron
Range Co., of St Louis. This move is
temporary, as an effort is being made
by the people of this city to have CoL
Fleet remain here a ad robuild the
A STAMPEDE OF SHEEP.
M. Herder's Corpse Buried Beneath 1,109
of the Dead Animals.
TACOMA,.Wash Oct 2. A very pe
culiar fatality occurred Tuesday on tn
eastern slope of the Cascade mountains
near the line of the Northern Pacific?
railroad. An experienced sheep herder
was busy with a herd of 3,000 sheep,
and was urging them toward the snow
line, where they could secure .freeb,
grass. Some of the leaders showed a
desire to proceed in another direction,
and the herder, Andrew Nelson,
started to head them off. As he did
so a crackling sound in the brush near
by startled the leaders, and they rushed,
pell-mell down a gentle incline, and
past Nelson. The herd began stam
peding and tho herder was knocked
down and they began pressing in upoa
him, stumbling over the falling ones
and piling up until he was smothered
to death under the increasing weight.
Eleven hundred of the sheep were
smothered and trampled to death, and
their bodies are still piled up on top of
Nelson s corpse.
THE EXCHANGE WON.
Greer, Mills & Co.'s Litigation Defeated by
the Kancas Supreme Court.
Topeka, Kan., Oct. 2. The state su
preme court has issued an order re
fusing to allow the suit of Greer, Mills
A Co., live stock commission agents,
against the Kansas City Live Stock ex
change, to be certified on from the
court of appeals for review. The
plaintiff sought to enjoin the exchange
from expelling it from that body for
its refusal to pay a fine imposed upon
it. In the appellate court it claimed
that that section of the rules of the
exchange giving it authority to assess,
a fine was unconstitutional It was also
charged that the exchange was an
illegal body. The court, in deciding
the case, said that if tho exchange was
an illegal organization, as charged,
then a member of it had no right to
come into court and ask for relief. The
court is satisfied with the decision of
the appellate court and has refused to
hear the case, and, so far as tho courts
of Kansas are concerned, the exchange
can expel the plaintiffs at once.
ERIN'S FLAG NOT BARRED. '
A Massachusetts Judge Decides That Ire
land Is 'ot a Distinctive Nation.
Lawbence, Mass., Oct. 2. July 6
Contractor Patrick O'Prien was arrest
ed for displaying an Irish flag on a '
portion of the staging of a ward school
house July 4, under tho statute forbid
ding the display of any foreign flag
upon a public building. He was found
guilty and Judge Stone, of the police
court, fined him S1U. An appeal was
taken to the superior court. Yester
day Judge Hopkins ruled that Ireland
was not a country in the meaning of
the statute governing the case, and had
no flag except that of tho United King
dom of Great Britain and Ireland. The
case was accordingly dismissed.
THE NATIONAL DEBT.
An Increase of 83,000,000 for the Month,
und 825,000,000 In Three Months.
Washington, Oct. 2. The compara
tive statement of the receipts and ex
penditures of tho government for tho
month of September shows the total
receipts to have been S24,584,241 and
the expenditures 520,570,535, leaving
a deficit for the month of 5,905,291.
The deficit for three months of the
present fiscal year is 525.194,129, as
compared with a deficit of SO, 884,053
for the corresponding months last
year. The receipts during the lost
mouth show a loss as compared with.
September of last year of nearly S3,
300,900 from customs and about S580,
000 from internal revenue.
CANNON IN THE AIR.
New Feat Urines Death to a Venturesom
Aeronaut at Paola, Kan.
Paola, Kan., Oct. 2. At the Miami
count- fair here yesterday George An
derson, the aeronaut, who was shot
from a cannon suspended from a bal
loon, missed the parachute and was
killed in a 1.500-foot fall. Anderson
was employed by Prof. Uozart, and St.
Louis was his home. Ten thousand'
people witnessed the awful accident.
Anderson refused to put on the safety
belt with rope attachment, and relied
only on a cotton clothes-line cord tied
to his wrist for safety.
Their Lives for a Free Itlde.
PiTTSUimoii, Pa., Oct. 2. Two freight
trains collided Wednesday night at
Philson, on the Baltimore & Ohio rail
road, 124 miles east of Pittsburgh, mak
ing one of the worst wrecks in the his
tory of tho road. Up to one o'clock
yesterday 12 tramps had been taken
from the wreck, six of whom were
dead. Trainmen say that a number
of men who had been attending tha
Uryan speaking Wednesday and who
were on their way to their homes in
Myersdalc, Pa., were riding on the
bumpers, so it is thought that there
are many still under the wreck.
A Crank After Mrs. Cleveland.
Npw Yoiik, OcL 2. The poiico of
this city have received a communica
tion from Philadelphia, asking them
to keep a lookout for a crank who had
left that city saying he was going in
search of Mrs. Cleveland. The man is
said to be demented, and for fear that
he may cause trouble, the police in all
of the eastern cities have been asked
to keep watch for him.
A llabe Burned to Death. '
Nkvada, Mo., Oct. 2. The two-year-old
baby boy of Pierce Fonburg, resid
ing 15 miles southwest of this city, was
burned to death. The little fellow's
clothes caught fire from the kitcheta
stove while ho was alone in tho room. I
Freight Conductor Wounded.
Kansas Citv, Mo., Oct. 2. Frank
Jackson, a freight conductor on the
Lexington branch of the Missouri Pa
cific line, was shot and painfully
wounded about one o'clock yesterdsy
morning at a small station called Lone
Trco by a tramp whom he had put off
Ten Thousand Fever Victims. I
Merv, Turkestan, Oct. 2. A malig
nant fever, similar to that which ap
neared in 1R03. Iihr ravaced Turkestan
tnr tlin nail. trn months. Ten thOU-
sand persons have died from the fever
jnost of the victimsbcing children.. J