C. P. VAHDI7EB, Editor and Pitjnetcr.
KEYTZSV1LXS, - MISSOURI.
Kiso GtoKOOS of Greece can reply
to his enemy, the sultan, that dur
ing the earthquake season the Turk
ish throne Is quite as shaky as his
A C-LirosxiA policeman has fallen
heir to a vast fortune and has be
come a counL There mast be a
! grand flutter among the housemaids
. along: his beaL
Ecoxoxr Is a rood thlag. bat like
other rood things It should be vsed
economically. Indulgence la econo
my may become so prodigal as t
ImpoTerlsh the economist.
CnrxA wants $75,000,000 fer the
proper celebration of the sixtieth
birthday of her empress dowager.
They must intend baying cannon
crackers Instead of saval 1 ones.
r Ix two New York beer saloons the
ashes of two cremated beer drinkers
are contained In crystal bottles.
There is something peculiarly sig
nificant in these knights of the
bottle returning alter death, and
the Tlctlm ef the paronomasia habit
will no doubt find something profit
able to say about bier and beer.
Tbx shah of Persia, who is to
years of age the father of eighteen
children and who has wlrs to selL
so to speak, recently took on an
other consoler, and the affairs of the
empire were brought to a stand-still
while the giddy old gentleman
whooped up nuptials such as the
Orient has not seen since the days
of Lai la Hooka.
VAX named Leonard, who claims
to hare la Ten ted a bullet-proof
shield, had it tested In Brooklyn
lately. On that occasion be were it
himself, and a 45-callber bullet from
a Winchester rifle failed to pierce
IL Mr. Leonard says that his la
rention Is chiefly intended for armor
ing ships, and Judging from the ease
with which projectiles are smashing
armor plates, something of this kind
Japax Is apparently la Oerea to
stay. She refuses either to neutral
ize the ports or to withdraw, her
troops, despite Chlnose bluster and
the polite de pre cat ons of the Eu
ropean diplomats. According to
present appearances there will be
considerable reduction In the number
of the Mongolian race before Tery
long, and a llrely demand for the
superior lethal weapons aad muni
tions of war manufactured by the
A stat of proceedings has been
granted In faror of Eras t us Wlman.
who was recently convicted of forgery
and sentenced to the penitentiary by
a New York court. The effect of
this stay will be that Mr. Wlmaa
will stay out of jail, though his con
viction was strictly legal, and the
sentenoe generally approred by the
public His attorneys have not yet
entered a pleaof Insanity In his ease,
but may yet do so If the engine of
justice caa't be derailed without it
Tub czar's method of determining
whether or not the path of the royal
train is beset with bombs Is excellent
In its way. A trusty subject Is sent
ahead on a henry tricycle to exploit
If the czar's engineer obserres a rain
of falthlal subject, accompanied by
an occasional spoke anfra;menU of
pneumatic tire, he knvws that some
thing Is tie matter and shuts off
steam. It le a great scheme, and
while apt to thin out the populace,
is promotion ct the longevity that is
a fad with the cxar.
Hiss I'raxcis Wiixard advocates
bicycling with all the enthusiasm of
a recent convert This enthusiasm
is one of the sinfular developments
of the cycling erase. . Let the bit
terest enemy of the whirling wheel
once bestride It. if onlj for a dis
tance of 100 yards, and he Instantly
becomes a fanatical, bigoted and un
reasoning advocate of Cycling as
against all other sports mhaterer.
' The conrersatlon of Sanl oi Tarsus
becomes a very commonplace, affair
when compared with the enthusiasm
for wheeling displayed by met, who
once favored cspltal punishment for
any person who rode a bicycle.
The steamship companies ' ate
placing the cost of a voyage frotj
the continental ports to New York
within the reach of the pauper
classes of Europe and a great many
are taking advantage of It Nine
dollars now charged from the Mersey
to New York Includes not only the
usual outfit of bedding but the cos t
of a railway ticket from London to
Liverpool. The same excellent
terms are made for passage from the
south and southwest of England and
South Wales. It Is the time for the
poor and oppressed to come to us In
swarms and It will be necessary for
the authorities to keep a sharp look
out for them.
A max In New Jersey got so filled
with electricity that he could only
be relieved bv being 'attached to a
grouad wire. Jersey lightning has
been of record before, but It was not
known that It could be managed in
Ix yachting In British waters
against the prince of Wales. George
Gould was out of his element lie
should challenge the prince to a
friendly bout in Missouri Pacifio or
other fields with wnlch he is more
CHINAMEN IN THE SEA.
. SINK A
The OrM-CkliMWipM E
hr(llo Aihbm a Meet Sertea rbaee
War rtepets Good r eras p
least V1U Be Interested.
SHAxexAl. Jnly 31. The following
is the latest Chinese version or the
sinking of the troop ship Kow Shung,
chartered by China from the China
Merchants' Trading and Steamship
company: When the Kow Shung was
overhauled by the Japanese cruiser,
the latter sent a boat alongside the
transport, with a prize crew, to convey
her to Japan. The Jspanese boarded
her and ordered her commander.
Captain Galsworthy, an Englishman,
to proceed to Japan. The captain re
fused to obey this order,' and the
Japanese withdrew to report to the
commander of their cruiser. The lat
ter then opened fire on the transport,
uslm? the machine cans mounted in
the top of the Japanese ship. This
fire waa so well directed, inai it soon
cleared the Kow Shuns-'a decks. The
cruiser then discharged two torpedoes
at the transport, sinking her and
drowning nearly all of the 2,000 souls
Colonel von Hanneken. a German,
formerlv the viceroy's aide de camp.
and a number of other foreign officers
were among those killed by the fire
from the tope oi the cruiser before
the torpedoes were discharged.
. The effect of the explosion o2 the
torpedoes is said to have been terrific
Gaping holes large enough to pull a
boat through were torn In the steam-
era aide and through these apertures
the waters rushed, drowning between
decks those who did not leap over
board. A large Chinese army crossed the
northwestern frontier of Cores July
S3, and Is marching down the penin
anla. A second annv la belncr hastilr
equipped to follow the first army into
No details have been received of the
battle which is said to have taken
place at Asan between the Chinese
an4 Japanese forces.
It Is reported that several Chinese
steamers hare been captured and a
number of others destroyed at Taku
by Japanese cruisers. Steamers often
wait a week at Taku before they are
able to cross the bar, and It is said
there was quite a fleet of Chinese
steamships off of Taku when they
were surprised by the Japanese war
ships and either captured or sunk.
Torpedoes have now been placed In
the Shaweishan channel of the Yang
Tse Kianjr river. In order to compel
vessels to pass within easy range of
the Woo bung forts,
Yokohama, July 3a An imperial
edict has been Issued calling out the
army and navy reserves and ordering
them to report forthwith at their re
At Tokio the conviction la grow
ing in official circles that the Chinese
negotiations are aimplv a pretext to
gain time in order to allow China to
concentrate her forces for the purpose
of a combined attack upon the Japan
ese. ISkbxxx, Jnly SI. China has ordered
four torpedo boats of German firms
Lokdox. July SI. The news that
the Kow Shung waa firing the British
flag was received with great aatisfae-
f action at the Chiuese legation, where
it was predicted that the sinking of
the steamer by a Japanese cruiser
would give an entirely fresh -urn to
the Corean affair. It was said that
Great Britain and Germany were
bound to notice this breach of neu
The Japaaeso Version.
Yokohama, Aug. 1. The following
official statement of the difficulties
between China and Japan, which led
to the outbreak of hostilities between
those countries, has been Issued by
the Jspanese government; .
Japan and China were approaching
a settlement of their difficulties when
China suddenly requested Japan to
withdraw her fleet from Corca and to
give a formal compliance with the
Chinese demands by the 20th. other
wise the whole Chinese forces wcrb
to land, and a sea advance upon
the part of China was to bj
made. The Japanese regarded this
as an ultimatum, but, acting
under the advice of the friendly pow
ers, they s greed to proposals in prin
ciple. In amended form, at the same
time declaring that if threatened
Chinese advance was made on the SOth
it would be regarded as an overt act.
It Is conjectured that the Japanese
naval commanders were Instructed to
be on the watch for the Chinese war
ships and. seeing the latter advancing
on Jnly ST, thjy opened fire.
The Japanese do not believe that
the Kow Shung, the Chinese trans
port sunk by a Japanese cruiser, was
flying the British flag, but was using
the flag as a ruse. They indignantly
deny the charges of brutality brought
against the officers and crew of the
cruiser which sunk the Chinese trans
port Kow Shung. No official report
cas been received at
Tid-Tsix, Aug. 1. A naval battle
waa fought Monday between the
hlneso and Japanese fleets. The
n pane so aank the Chinese warship
Cen Yuen, and two large cruisers,
supposed to be the vessels built for
Cha by the Armstrongs, were cap
ture! or destroyed by the Japanese.
Th battle was hotly contested,
but the Japanese appear to have
handled their guns, ships and tor
pedoes with more skill than the
The Calaese fleet engaged carries
nearly a thousand men, and a large
number ot them are reported to hare
been killed or drowned.
Th DrMtk Broke.
Kavsas Crrr, Ma, July 31. Re
ports from all sections indicate more
or less rain daring the past forty
eight hours which breaks the drouth
in the West In some localities the
corn crop waa so badly injured that
little benefit will result. from the
Death ef J. It Braee ef Emparli, Kaas,
Emporia, Kan.. July 30. Fridav
evening Judge Combs found Attorney
J. F. Bruce lying in his law office here
in an unconscious condition. lie was
taken to his residence, but fsiled grad
ually till Saturday when he died.
Jslf tl la tae ssorstae hour la the senste
lb conference report ef the tajislatlre. es
Kutlve sad lodlclnl appropriation bill was
screed to. Mr. Allen presented a resolution
Sirectln- the nttoraey leneral te transmit t e
the senate roll copies of all correspond ace
telexrsDalo sad oiaerwtao. wnlch ptiml e
isreea tb department of Jostle and taa rail
roads eeateria' la Cbtenro from Jon 1 to the
resent lima. Be asked Immediate to 01 Id em
tio, bat Mr. Piatt objected, and It went ever.
Mr. Vest, la the absence of Mr. Voorhee.
:batrmea ef the finance com ml tie who Is ill.
91 led P the conference report ca the tariff
MU Be Immediately Yielded to Ma Coke of
reiaa. who secured the passe, by aaaat
bobs consent, of a bill ran tint to the Araan
raa. Texas aad Mexican rail war company
rUchtofwsr throuzh the Indian territory. Ms
Caffrey ef Louis lass flslahed his speech bezaa
yesterday, alter which the senate adjourned.
In the bone the conference report oa the
lecUlatlve. eiecntlve sod Judicial appropria
tion bill was laid before the boas aad care
ria te considerable dissuasion, principally oa
the clans striae the commlanloner of pen
sions s-asoo (s compromise between the Ijjo,
Xu of the boose sad MV 0 ct the senate) for
siskins- special e a ruinations The report
waa agreed to. At S:06 the boose adjourned.
Jnly M Senator VUss replied to the speech
pt Senator Ooraxaa arelnst the president. Mr.
Vila refuted the charts mad la Mr. Gor
man s speech aad spoke for two hours ta via.
alcetloa of the president's course in relsttoa
to the tariff blllad as a pubUo man A mo
tion by Me Hill that the senate recede from
Its amendments p lac la a dnty ot 40 cents a
loa oa coal and Iron was voted on and de
feated, by a vote of S to S aad S to Si The
July rr. The senate grants the requestor
the boose for further consideration of the
tariff bill by conference, without Instructing
the conferees At fcta o'clock the scasle s4
Journed till Monday.
There was sot s quorum ot the members la
the bouse st say time, and all the business
was transacted by unanimous consent At S
o'clock a recess was tskea until s o'clock, the
s renin session to be devoted to prlvste bllla
July ta la the boose to-dsy a number ot
prlvste bills were passed which had been
acted upon st last nlfht s session A Joint
resolution wss adopted still further extend
ing the spproprlstlons for Wl ontll August
li. snd st Z:tJ p. m the bouse adjooiaed to
July Mi la the senste to-dsy Vice Presi
dent Stevenson presided. The bill approprt
sun ll.au.ouu for the exterm'natlon of the
Kusslaa thistle was sent back for second con
ference. The bouse Joint resolution further
extendlnr the spproprlstlons until A artist It
was passed The senste adjourned st 4 :4 p. ra
Kerood the passage ot a few unimportant
bills by unanimous content notatnr was done
by the boose. Mr Boutelle offered a reolu
lioa coosratuiannr snd recoznlxlng the
Hawaiian republic, bat oa a point of order It
was referred to the committee on foreign
affairs lhe house sdjourned st3:l
July SL The only feature of interest la the
senate proceedings to-dsy wss the discussion oa
the site for a new covernmeat prlattnr office.
which eame up durln the consideration of the
sundry civil bill The general aescteacy so
propriatlon bill was reported to the senate
sad placed oa the calendar, as wss
also the bouse bill to provide a uniform sys
tem of bankruptcy. The report of the confer
ence committee on the Indian appropriation
bill was adopted. Asreemeat was baa oa
some of the seaste amendments and dlaacree
ment ea others, and the bill wss sent back to
conference. At S:eJ the senste sdjourned.
The session ot the house to-dsy wss brief.
Much of the time was spent la the dlscussloa
of theseaate amendment to the a rl cult oral
bill appropriating tl.ouO.JOJ to the extermina
tion of the KossUn thistle la the Northwest.
The bouse Instructed the cohferrees te fur
ther Insist oa its disagreement to this amend
meat ILLINOIS TROOPS RECALLED.
Tare Connpaate Left te Protect F-UW
aaaa Ao Troabl Expected There.
Chicago, July 31. Mayor Hopkins
wired Governor Altgeld at noon to
day asking him to recall eight com-
? antes of the First regiment, L X. O.
'his order removes three of the six
companies now at Pullman and leavea
but one company on the Illinois Cen
tral tracks, that at East Hammond.
The action on the part of the mayor
waa the result of conference be
tween him. Vice President Wlckessnd
Adjutant General Orendorff of the 111!
nois national guard. Vice President
Wickes did not expect trouble, stating
thst the company was making no ef
fort to aecure new men and that he
expected the old employes to eventu
ally return to their places.
Lather C. C hall las Dead.
Atchisox, Kan., July SS. Luther C
Challlss died here last night at 0
o'clock. lie came to Atchison in 1S55
and was a member of the first terri
torial oounciL Tie secured the char
ter for the Atchison and Pikes' Peak
railroad, now the Central Branch, and
was its first president, owning all
the stock. He was also one of the
builders of the Atchison and SL Joe
railroad, the extension of the Hanni
bal and SL Joe railroad from SL Joe
to Atchison. In ISO he went to New
York and became an operator on Wall
streeL At one time he had on deposit
8060,000. but the tide turned against
him and he died a poor man. He re
turned to Atchison in 1878. He edited
the Champion after the death of Gov
ernor John A. Martin.
Rev. Dlxoa a I'rophet of EvlL
New York. July 3L Rev. Thomas
Dixon spoke yesterday morning In
Association hall on the "Coming
Strike. Among things he said: "The
outlook for the Immediate future is
one of suffering and oppression. The
capitalists will surely retaliate on the
workingman. They will triumph In
their strength. Yet they should not
Imagine that they are safe from
future violence. Another strike is
bound to come. It will effect every
industry and paralyze the world. I
predict that a fearful struggle will
occur in the near future.
Job A. Marray Died of Yellow Fever.
Toptjca. Julv SI. John A.
Murray, the reputed author of the
prohibitory act which bears bis nam.
died Sunday forenoon of yellow
fever at Itueva Tope k a, state of Oaxa-
ca, Mexico. He waa at the head of a
colony of Kansas men who had ob
tained a large grant or land on tho
Panaleanan river and waa nracrel In
- f i o o
Oalr Cash Will Do Baslaest.
Excelsior Srsixos, Ma. July 31.
Beginning August 1 this city will be
commercially on a new business basis.
A few of the merchants have already
adopted the cash system and at this
time several of the others will do like
wise. The old credit system which
has been in vogue here since the city
was founded, will be at an end.
A Meteor rails la California.
Sax Rafael, CaL, July 3a At 7:30
o'clock last night .what eppeared to
be a meteor fell slowly in- the sky
nesr here. The body .was large and
luminous. The meteor was observed
from many other places in the Central
and Northern parts of the state.
A Bis: "tors la tho E-oc.
Maschuttr. X. II., Jnly 31. From
5 o'clock yesterday evening until this
morning this city waa entirely cut off
from the outside world by telegraph
i a result or the most disastrous
storm that has vWted this section In
BOLD BANK ROBBEKS.
CHANDLER. OK., THE SCENE OP
Little Booty Seen red A Lively Earoea
ter Between Baadlta aad Cltlaeas
One Cttlsea Deal aad a Baadlt
noaded Is tho Basalt,
Guthrie, 01c. Aug. 1. The little
city of Chandler, forty miles east of
here, was Monday the scene of one of
the hottest bank robberies In the his
tory of the territory, the particulars
of which reached here at a late hour
last nlghL About 10 o'clock five men
rode Into the town dressed as cow
boys and armed to the teeth, and pro
ceeded at once to the alley In the rear
of the Lincoln county bank.
All of the men dismounted, one held
the horses, one entered the front door
of the bank and two the back door,
while one remained guard outside,
the first man to enter stepped up to
the teller a window and ahoving a
! Winchester Into the face of Harvey
Kee. president ox the bank, ordered
him "to shell out the cash and be
quick about IL too.
The second bandit took care of the
cashier. U. B. Kee, who was at work
on the books, while the third went
Into a back room and compelled IrB.
Hoy t, who was lying verv sick, to get
up and open the safe, lie attempted
to comply, but fell exhausted in front
of the safe door, and the robber then
snapped hia Winchester in his face,
but luckily It did not go off.
By this time firing was heard on the
outside and the men seized all the
currency on the counters, about $300,
and rsn. The first man to give the
alarm waa J. B. Mitchell, a barber.
He saw the men In the bank and cried
out: "The Dal ton gang la in town"
and started into his shop but fell dead
In the doorway, pel reed through the
heart by a bullet from the Winches
ter of the bandit on guard outside the
A moment later the robbers mount
ed their horses and rode away. A
ball from a citizen's rifle brought
down one horse.but the rider mounted
behind a pal, and just out of town, as
another horse waa shot, two farmers
were robbed of their horses and the
five rode on. In ten minutes Sheriff
Parker waa in hot pursuiL
About ten miles out the bandits
made a stand and a battle ensued, in
which several hundred shots were
fired, and one bandit shot through the
hips and captured, the rest of the
gang acattering in the timber. The
wounded robber ia but 20 years old
and gives his name as Elmer Lucas.
He sars the others were Bill and Tom
Cook. Jack Starr and Tulsa Jack, who
loined the gang in the Creek country
but a week ago.
They had been around Chandler
several daya getting the lay of the
land. The robbers are now in the
mountains of the Creek country and
there is but little hope of capturing
any more of them. The wounded rob
ber will live. Mitchell, the citizen
shot, was 53 years old, and leaves a
wife and two children in poor circum
stances. The Kansas Cora Crop.
Topxka, Kan., Aug. 1. The Kan
sas weekly weather bulletin shows
that no rain fell in Kansas last' week
except a few very light showers. The
corn crop has not been hurt in about
twenty counties In the eastern part of
the state. In all the others it has
been hurt; In some very slightly. In
others it has been almost entirely de
Crop Fall a r la Colorado.
Dexter, CoL, Au g. L Dispatches
from six counties in Eastern Colorado,
along the Kansas and Nebraska lines
report that owing to the hot winds
the crops will be a total failure. Many
farmers are leaving In search of em
ployment and many more would go If
they could get away. Great suffering
and hardships will surely result as the
crop was very light last year.
Iowa Droag-ht Broken.
Des Modtes, Iowa, Aug. L Light
local showers occurred throughout
Northwest Iowa this morning. Car
roll reports L73 Inches, Des Moines
.03. The conditions arj favorable for
more rain soon.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Aug. 1. The
drought waa broken in this section
by a heavy rain to-day.
Saata Tfe Strike Bimor Dealest,
Kaxsas Crrr, Mo., Jnly 30. II. U.
Mndge of Topeka, general superinten
dent of the Santa Fe railway, to-day
denied the reports of a probable strike
on the Santa Fe because of new con
tracts with labor organizations. Mr.
Mndge said that no demand that the
men sign agreements denouncing labor
organizations had been made by the
company or will be made, and that
statements to the contrary are circu
lated by strikers to cause discontent
among the men. It was thought at
one time, he said, that the companny
would quit dealing with labor organ
izations, but the men generally stood
by the company so well during the
labor troubles, that to make radical
changea now would be ungrateful and
Basslaa Thistles la K a aaaa.
TorEKA, Kan., July 28. It is re
ported at the state agricultural de
partment that the Russisn thistle, the
pest for the extermination of which
congress has been asked to appropri
ate f 1,000.000. haa made its appear
ance in Rawlins, Decatur, Norton,
Phillips and Logan counties. It is
quite likely that the state board of
agriculture will at Its next meetins
take some steps to prevent the further
spread of the foreign visitor.
A Kepabticaa Caaeas.
Excelsior Springs, Mo. Jnly 20.
The Republican state central commit
tee will reach here August 14. the day
before the state convention convenes.
The object Is to do some preliminary
work. In other words, it is to be a
caucus of the leaders of the party.
Hawaii Is 'osr a Bepablle.
Sax FBASCisco,July 30. The steam
ship Australia arrived yesterday, six
and one-half days fromllonolnlu, bring
ing advices to July 2L Peace prevails
throughout Uawaii, and the new gov
ernment appears to be firmly established.
DEBS MADE A SPEECH.
Be Addressed a Largo . Aadloaoo at
Txrsx Haute, Ind., Jnly 31. Packed
like sardines were the people who
listened to President Debs, of the A.
R. U., In the opera house Saturday
nighL The theater never held such a
crowd, and hundreds were turned
away. Many ladies were presenL
Debs was enthusiastically received.
He said: Thia waa a crisis brought
about first by the inhuman cruelty
and oppression of Pullman toward his
employes; secondly, by the railway
deciding to stand by Pullman In his
oppression; third, by an understand
ing among the railway managers that
it was necessary to crush the railway
Debs then said that he had always
been in favor of arbitration and op
posed to strikes until the gauntlet
was thrown down and an effort made
to crush organized labor and there
was a time when not to strike meant
degradation and dishonor, and this
was that time. He made quite a
lengthy address and was vociferously
The labor leader did not admit de
feat, but on the contrary he declared
that the war against Pullman would
be carried to the bitter end. He said
further that so far as he was con
cerned this was the last strike in
which he should engage and that
hereafter he would fight out the bat
tle along political lines, appealing to
the ballot for restitution of the la
THEY STAYED THEIR HANDS.
Ur. He Bride Explains Why There TV as
No General Strike.
Massillox, Ohio, Jnly 30. John Mc-
Bride, president of the United Mine
Workers, says that the Chicago trou
ble is over for the present at least,but
"simply because the heads of labor
organizations of this country refused
to call out their men.
"We knew," he said, 'that to caU
out 150,000 men in Chicago and 1,000,
000 elsewhere meant a terrific clash,
civil war and perhaps revolution. We
stayed our hands in the interests of
"I think we are nearlng a socialistic
condition, when the individual will be
the charge of the state.
'I would not be surprised to see be
fore the next year such a union be
tween the American Federation of
Labor and other organizations and the
People's party as would lead to politi
44There never would have been any
strike outside of Pullman had it not
been for the action of the general
"Debs' idea at the outset was to de
clare a boycott on Pullman cars and
urge the public to keep out of them.
The managers declared a war of ex
termination upon the American Rail
way Union, and the latter, to main
tain its own existence, was obliged to
resort to the strike.
For a National Arbitration Board.
WAsnntOTOX, July 3L Representa
tive Erdman of Pennsylvania has re
ported to the house from the
committee on labor the . Springer
bill for a national board of
arbitration. He says that the
committee believes a permanent
board will be more effective in the
settlement of disputes than would a
special board created in each case.
The bill does not assume to compel
arbitration where neither party to
the controversy is willing to submit
the case; no new penalties are im
posed by it, and no new rights or priv
Deb Granted en Appeal.
Chicago, July 3a President Debs
and the American Railway union
leaders have been granted an appeal
to the United States court of appeals
in the chancery proceedings in the
United States circuit court. The ap-
Kal was granted by Judge Woods at
dlanapolis and the order was re
ceived by mail to-aay. The appeal
will stop proceedings in the circuit
court under the bill filed July 2 on be
half of the railroads, but it leaves the
injunction in force and does not inter
fere with the contempt proceedings
against Debs and his associates.
The Saata Fe aad Its Employee.
Topeka, Kan., July 31. General Su
perintendent Mudge, of the Santa Fe,
denies the report that a strike is con
templated by employes of that road
on account of a proposed abrogation
of existing contracts with engineer,
conductors and firemen. He says:
The statement is annoying, but it wTl
do us no harm, because all the chair
men of all the , orders in question un
derstand there is no truth in iL It is
simply the A. R. U. making a last ef
fort to stir up a row."
CaUToraia Shaken by aa Earthqaake
Los Axgeleb, CaL, July 31. This
city was shaken by an earthquake Sun
day evening at 9:11 o'clock. The
direction was from the north,
east to southwest, though most
of -the movement was more
of upheaving than of nndula
tory character. It Is described as a
short shock, but not doing damage.
At Santa Monico and San Pedro a
tidal wave was looked for by the
timorous, but no indication of one was
Missouri Delegate Appointed.
Jepfersox Citt, Mo., Aug. 1. In
the International irrigation conven
tion to be held In Denver September
3 Missouri Is entitled to be repre
sented by two delegates, and they
were appointed by Governor btone.
They are: John M. Nuckols, Jr.,
managing editor of the Kansas City
Times, and Clarence E. Ed words, man
aging editor of the Kansas City Jour
Cyclone la Oklahoma.
Els Rexo, Ok., Aug. 1. News from
El Reno report a terrific cyclone
visited Watonga,county seat of Blaine
county, last night, destroying many
buildings, ruining crops and injuring
a great many persons. The town was
badly wrecked. !
Aa Old Soldier Killed.
LtATEXWORTn, Kan., Jnly 30. Da
vid Hasser, a veteran who recently
left the Soldiers' - home to earn his
living, fell from the window of his
boarding house in Leavenworth yes
terday morning and was instantlr
MKWa fs OTC5,
The Massachusetts Republican state
convention naa neen set xor uctooer o.
i Misses Katie' and Stella Whtbm
were poisoned at SL Soseph by eating
I A disastrous conflagration has de
stroyed 2,000 houses at Cottel, a town
: Oliphant train robbers, Is on trial at
The official report says 120,000 peo
ple died of the plague in the Canton,
f China, districL -I
They say there Is big stealing going
on in the digging of Chicago's big-
The Japs on the Pacific coast are
raising money to help carry on the
war against China.
The steamer Ttathfinder ran down s
schooner in the Detroit river and four
people were drowned.
The interstate conference of the
xirei u Aureausu are oomuiz s
session near is evaaa, Aia
At Abilene. Kan.. Mrs. Laura frill am.
r . av a sa a
pie Fry died Saturday . evening. She
was a cousin of James G. Blaine.
The Caldwell county annual Sunday
school convention will be held at
Breckinridge, Ma, August 17 and IS.
A woman in Indiana has just mar
ried for the eleventh time. She has
. bad a checkered matrimonial career.
Kansas City, Ma, is infested with a
cantr of housebreakers. The. rtolica
seem unable to apprehend the crimi
Congressman D. D. Aitken was unan
imously renominated for congress by
the convention of the Sixth Michigan
Cattlemen of the Great Bend coun
try in Western Texas report the
wholesale stealing of cattle and other
Mayo college, the leading . educa
tional institution of North Texas, in
Delta county, has been destroye d by
fire. Loss, 5100,000.
An old colored woman of ' Terra
Haute, Ind., confessed on her death
bed that she killed Henry Shade at
his wife's instigation.
many unicago militiamen nave lost
their positions on account of their ab
sence from business dnriner militarv
duty at the late strike.
The city council of Princeton, HL,
has caused a warrant to Issue for the
mayor, T. B. Jack, for alleged illegal
payment of policemen. t.
Pa., who was almost totally blind for
a number of years, has had her sight
suddenly restored by prayer.
The Arkansas campaign will be
made together by the three candi
dates for governor General Clarke,
A. L. Remmel and D. E. Barker. '
Hon. Julias C Burrows has been
unanimously renominated for congress
for the Seventh Michigan districL The
nomination was by a rising vote.
The London market reports money
still in unprecedented abundance. It
is estimated that the open market
controls nearly 8,000,000 sterling. : .
' The railroads have begun - action
against the city of Chicago for dam
age to property . during the strike.
The amount of damage is not all
At a joint meeting of . the county
committees of the Democratic and
Populist parties at Springfield, Ma,
it was determined to "fuse" on a
The Populists of the Thirty-seventh
district of Shawnee county, Kansas,
nominated F. A. Kiene, of Dover
township, as their candidate for mem
ber of the legislature.
At Fort Wayne, Ind., S. F. Bowser
it Ca's oil tank works, one of the
largest manufacturing plants of Fort
Wayne, was totally destroyed by fire.
The total loss is $60,000.
At Ashland, Pa., one of a nest of
six boilers at Lehigh Valley colliery
sT a V sj - a . a t.Ttlf
jxat expioaea, insianuy Killing one
man and severely injuring three
others, two of whom have since died.
Mall advices have been received at
Washington from Minister Willis at
Honolulu detailing the facts attend
ing the inauguration of the new re-
ftti Vl i vf H.vsll en1 ifm trwntf
Engineer Fancher, of the Iron
Mountalu road who mysteriously dis
appeared last June, from Little Rock,
Ark., leaving a wife and four chil
dren, has been found. He is In an in
sane asylum at New Orleans.
The general lines of road in the
Wisconsin forest fire district report
the danger past, and the fires subdued
to where they will not cause further,
damage. There are occasional fires,,
Vsn 4 -tnjnY h ti Af s-traas V ea sjssva '
vue mv duvu snug syw uv usst i ss
The inhabitants - of the southern
jMit vt, wiuiauu u,i aoacu mo swita
veterinary board to ; establish a quar
antine against sheep from New Mex
ico and Texas. It is claimed that
these sheep bring scab into Colorado.
The strike among the stevedores at
Gladstone, Mich., was ended by the
men abandoning the A. R. U., and
turning over their cards of member
ship to Superintendent Kelly. Some
of the more turbulent of the leaders
were not permitted to return to work. .
The state troops are withdrawing
from the field in Northern California.
The several companies of the Fifth
regiment and of the Second artillery
regiment have vacated Oakland. They
left behind, however, a military guard
of about 100 men to preserve order in
the railroad yards.
rrt T ! a ? i -a
has arrived at New York from
Alexandria, Eirypt, with a full cargo
of Egyptian sugar. The importation
of sugar has assumed gigantic pro
portions, it being bronght to this port
from almost all quarters ox the globe,
in anticipation of its being subject
to dnty by the provisions of the
Coxejlte Appeal for Aid.
WASHnroTOX, July 31. The bodies
of men styling themselves the ''In
dustrial Army," in camp at Roslyn,
Ya., opposite Washington, find them
selves in bad straits, have issued an
appeal to the public for aid. The ap
peal recites the sufferings of the men
IU lUUrUCTIUM UlbUCI BUV4 , VUO UUJCVK
of coming here, and announces that
while "at war with hunger wretched
ness and despair. thev nrooose to
stay here unless forcibly removed until
their demands are granted. Upward
of 2,000 men are camped at Washington
snd vicinity, and others are arriving
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