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BEAVER, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1895.
Chicago boasts that thcro nrc 50.1
literary persons nnd poets anions her
A ooveii.nmext force of 150 men will
soon be set to work to survey the- In
OVF.n 3,000 women have registered in
Dayton, O., and will voto for school
ofllccrs next month.
The cx-slnves of Atlanta, Ga., have
started a movement for an organiza
tion of ex-slaves throughout tho south.
A NEW street car motor propelled by
gas has been invented at Uerliu. It is
cheaper tlmn electricity nnd has no
'fpffct t ;'M.T!i
:i ' -vj1- i i" r o
4.III4 4JMICI -
lo (Ivy.) sonooi oonru
lias granted the use of about forty pub
lic school buildings for the G. A. 11. en
campment next September.
Piiomixkxt adherents of tho lato
monarchy in Hawaii have formed n
club for the purposo of currying out a
policy aiming at the annexation of tho
Islands to the United States.
TliK Pittsburgh Dispatch said of Mrs.
Balllngton Itooth that alio took Pitts
burgh by storm and "interested a largo
number of good citizens in tho Salva
tion army work in tho slums."
Skchktahy Moitrox has secured tho
names of a good many members of
congress who bold their seed quotas for
cash, and ho proposes to publish tho
names in ills next annual report.
Am. efforts to btop t ho beer war that
has been going on at Chicago for
several months have failed, and tho
prospects aro that the coming season
will witness the fiercest competition
among the brewers of that city that
has over been known.
Ix Chattanooga, Tenn., Dr. II. J.
Trippe, a leading physician, has cre
ated a bensatipn in the medical profes
sion by curing a man who had been
bitten by a mad dog by hypnotic in
fluences. Tho patient was in a fron
sled condition bordering on madness.
Secjietahy Mourox recently said
that tho demand for apples grown in
tho United States had always been in
3xeess of tho supply. Tho United
Kingdom of England alone, during tho
nine months ended September, 1894,
paid tho orchards of the United Statu;
Tiik ofllccrs of tho United States
irmy will probably wear metallic
nglcs on the front of their hats, the
question being tinder advisemeul
imong the head ofllclals of the war do
Dartment, nnd it Is understood tho
project Is very favorably regarded by
Many of them.
A majohity of tho members of the
Professional Women's league who at
tended tho weekly meeting nt Now
i'ork recently declared at tho close of
in animated discussion their intention
jf nrraytng themselves against tho
ivave of hypnotism which was swoop
ing over the land.
Caft. Wii.dk, naval secretary of tho
lighthouse board, recently returned to
Washington from Now York, where ho
ivent to witness the test of a new tele
phono device designed to establish
jominunl.-ation between the shore and
i ship nt bea. The experiment was
tried at Sandy Hook. Capt. Wlldo
lays tho test was eminently satis
factory and that communication bo
'ween a ship two hundred miles at sea
ind tho shoro is entirely feasible
Gex. Hf.niiy Hahxdk.v, tho officer of
the union nrmy who captured Jeffer
ton Davis, president of tho confederacy,
it tho closu of tho rebellion, was in
Chattanooga, Tonn., on the 2flth with tho
Wisconsin commission to locate the po
rtions of tho troops of that state in
Iho Chickamaugn National Military
jark. "It is not true,", said he, "that
President Davis was in woman's nttiro
a'hen captured. It was a cold, morn
.ng, nbout daybreak, when I arrested
aim, nnd ho had n woman's shawl oror
ills shoulders. The story about hoop
ikirts Is totally false."
As if the unfortunate cotton planter
bad not enough to contend with In
natural forces tho science of chemistry
has been invoked to enter the competi
tion against tho great staple. The
United States consul at Ghent, Pel
rlum, in n special report to tho stato
lepartmcnt at Washington, describes a
new process of making artificial cot
Ion, which lias been remarkably sue
scssful, tho produce being much
heaper than the natural cotton and
possessing most of its qualities. Tho
basis is wood pulp, which is changed
into pure cellulose nnd spun Into thread
ind then woven Into cloth.
A company has been formed in Now
fork for the purposo of selling elec
tricity. Mr. Rich, one of tho officers,
jays: "There aro thousands of persons
tvho would like to run sewing machines
or coffee grinders by electricity or to
burn nu electric light. They can now bo
accommodated. Wo intend to sell elec
tricity exactly as tho milk man sells
milk. Wo first supply tho cells. When
the current is used up tho maid will
put the empty or exhausted cells In tho
hallway or beside the basement door,
and our man, ns he makes his morning
rounds, will collect them and leave
freshly charged ones in their place."
Eveuy other political issue appears
to have been lost bight of in the face
of tho nction tho Dominion government
has taken toward re-establishing sepa
rate schools, which wero taken nway
from the Itomin Catholics in Manitoba
by the government of that province in
1600. The Roman Catholics of Canada
number 43 per cent, of the whole popu
lation and us tho grievances of tho
Roman Catholics of Manitoba aro
shared by the other Catholics of tho
Dominion, it may bo seen that tho
fight for redress will be a bitter one,
with the full force aud influence of tho
Orange element arrayed against them.
NEWS OF TIIE WEEK.'
Gloanod By Tolograph and Mall.
FKRSnXAX. AND I'OMTICAU
A dispatch from Kobe said that Li
Hung Chnng, tho Chinese peace envoi',
was making good progress""townrd re
covery from the effects of tho bullet
wound in his face inllletcd by Moynma
Kokunosuki. Tho wound hnd devel
oped no dangerous symptoms. The
would-bo assassin was reported to bo o
Thiiei: special trains having on board
nearly 400 members of tho rclchstng
nnd of the Prussian diet went to Fred
richsrubo on tho 2Sth to visit Prince
Ulnnarck. Hcrr von Kbqllor, president
"inAs .lower luUK,Sf"Utb. iito-lttu.
diet, made a speech congratulating
Prince llismnrck upon tho approach
ing anniversary of ills birth. Emperor
William was expeetod to visit Prlnco
Hlsmarck on tho 2Gth.
A uisfatcii from Shanghai states that
tho Corcan government refuses to ac
cept a loan from Japan with tho condi
tion attached to it that it bo repaid in
Mixibtkh TiiunsTOX, tho Hawnilan
representative nt Washington, has de
cided to leave tho United States with
out wnltlng for nny formal notleo from
his government to return. Ho will
take the steamer at San Francisco
April 4 for Honolulu.
Nothixq ofllclal has boon recolved nt
the stato department at Washington
nbout cx-Unlted States Consul Waller,
reported to have been Imprisoned by
tho French in Madagascar. It was not
thought nt the stato department that
ho had surrendered his American citl
Wyckoff, Minn., n town of COO in
habitants, has been almost completely
wiped out by fire. It is situated on
tho South Minnesota railroad, nbout TO
miles west of La Crosse.
Ix Pittsburgh. Pa., tho five-story
malt house at Walnwright's brewery,
collapsed. The weight of tho grain
stored in the upper lloor, caused tho
disaster. Tho loss will bo 815,000.
Everyone in tho building escaped.
The northwestern portion of St.
Augustine, Fla., was swopt by flro on
the 28th, destroying forty-nine resi
dences and business houses, beside?
Several smaller structures, entailing a
loss of 8100,000, with littlo insurance.
A largo portion of the residences de
stroyed were owned by poor people,
nnd mnny famlllos wero homeless.
Tiik federal ofllclals in San Francisco
have unearthed a gang of forgers or
ganized to flood the country with bogus
Chlnoso registration papers. Tho ring
secured forged certificates which defy
almost tho inspection of the United
States ofllccrs themselves. Its mem
bers include Chinese ns well ns white
The reservoir of
Ditch Co., on cnBt
gave way. It was
thcro was enough
tho Grand Valley
Hi Ho creek. Col.,
not quite full, but
water, mud and
rocks to cover and
destroy for this
season all tho ranches for 5 miles along
tho creek. Tho flood struck tho Rio
Grnndo Junction railroad, carrying
nway two bridges, a milo npart, nnd
covering the trnck with mud and rocks
for half n mile.
Fohkbt llrcs were reported doing
much dnmago to farms and farm prop
erty in llrown county, Ind.
UxiVEnsrrr and high school profess
ors of all ages nnd representing many
of tho leading educational Institutions
of the Unltod States attonded the clas
sical conference which opened at Ann
Arbor, Mich., on tho 57th.
Tiik southbound night express on tho
Queen & Crescent railroad which left
Cincinnati was stopped by six men
near Greonwood, Ky. Tho railroad
officials had received warning of n
probable hold-up nnd three detectives
wero in the express car nnd ns soon as
the train stopped tho officers engaged
the bandits in a bharp conflict. Three
men were killed and three got away,
but wero thought to bo wounded.
Tiik business section of Oregon, 111.,
was destroyed by Are. Loss, 850,000.
PliAiniK fires have raged for soveral
days on tho Otoe and Poncn Indian
reservations and a number of wigwams
have been burned in the Otoe reser
vation andono Indian papoose perished.
The llrcs have done great damage.
Dispatches recolved fiom Shanghai
said thnt there wero thirty-eight case?
of cholera in one day among the Japan
eso troops at Port Arthur.
Ax oil stove exploded in tho house of
J. C. Nelson nt West Superior, Wis.,
fatally burning a baby and a 15-year-old
boy. Mrs. Nelson and another son
wero seriously burned.
Johx Pai.avaxt, n boarder nt the
house of William Lewis, at Newcastlo,
Pa., wnlked into tho cellar with o
lighted match when an explosion took
place which wrecked tho house and
knocked Palavant insensible. Ills
clothing caught fire and he was fatally
burned beforo being rescued by Lewis.
Mrs. Lewis and three children were
thrown to the floor by tho forco of the
explosion, and badly Injured.
Aiu.ix, tho 4-year-old daughter of
Fred Garrett, n morchant of Littlo
Rock, Ark., was burned to a crisp on
the 20th. She played with matches
nnd ignited her clothes.
The Presbyterian Sunday school mis
sionaries completed their annual con
ference at Detroit, Mich., on the 35th,
The meeting was devoted principally
to n discussion of tho necessity for
more men in tho field. Tho Gospel
Chariot, published at Topeka, Kan.,
was Indorsed as tho representative
paper of tho organization.
The Waller house, a hotel at Central
lake, Mich., burned recently, unmet
Miller tho porter, was cremated nnd
tho other inmates narrowly escaped
with their lives.
A fiiu: broke out in tho Hell clothing
house at Chicago in the busiest portion
of the day, nnd the flames ran through
the building like a train of powder.
Several persons were badly injured in
trying to escape. Tho loss on tho build
ing was S10.OJO and on stock 8150,009.
Tho building was insured for J30,OCr
and the stock for SSO.OOO.
Sam McWim.iams alias "Verdigris
Kid," nnd Georgo Sanders, nn outlaw
of lesser note, wero killed nt llraggs, I.
T while robbing Madden's store. The
bodies were tnkon to Fort Smith, Ark.,
nnd delivered to Marhhnl Crump, that
the government reward of S-J50 for the
body of "Verdigris" might be collected.
Joe Morris, n clerk, was also mortally
wounded in the ntlray.
Tin: entire business part of Canasor
nga, N. Y., nnd thirty dwellings wro
burned on the 2Sth. Tho village had
only tho most primitive means of fight
ing the ilamcs. Not until n special
train had arrived from llorncllsvllle
with two companies of firemen was the
progress of tho flro checked. Half the
people aro homeless. Tho loss wlH bo
8103,000, with only nbout half covered
by insurnncc. No llvesworo lostt but
many persons wero injured.
The thirty gtrls contlncd nt tho stato
home for juvenile female offenders nt
Chicago took ndvantage of tho pros
snee of tho representatives of the board
if management to show what they
ould do In tho way of rioting on the
esth. They smashed uearly nil the crock
try In the houso, broke windows, throw
the contents of tho pantry nbout tho
premises nnd filled tho nir with shouts.
It required -three wagon loads of police
to .quell tho riot, and It was necessary
to carry tho majority of tho girls to
their rooms by main strength, and to
leave a policeman on guard throughout
tho night at the door of each room oc
cupied by the girls. Tho outbreak was
caused by tho alleged partiality shown
by the management to one of the girls.
Malcolm & WATEitnunY, bucket
shop traders, being short on pork,
liavo failed. Their Hnbllitles in Chi
cago were small, but In Iowa, it was
said, they would reach 850,000, and in
Omaha 80,000. The firm did nn oxten
slvo business In Illinois, Missouri, Ne
braska and Iown, and had a number of
branch offices In those states.
The Commercial bank at Cincinnati
has closed up. Tho bank was one of
the oldest in that city, but had long
Ten persons were arraigned nt Water
ford, Ireland, charged with murdering
n woman. Tho evidence showed that
Mrs. Clcary was sick and her husband
and father and the others, supposing
licr to bo bewitched, forced n noxious
concoction down her throat nnd hold
her over n Are until she was dreadfully
burned. The torture next day wns re
peated by pouring oil over her body
and then lighting it nnd sho was
burned to death. Tho husband and
others thought they were burning a
witch and that sho would disappear up
A special dispatch from Hong Kong,
China, says that tho plague ha broken
out At Knowloon in virulent form.
Ix Greenville, Miss., flro destroyed
the Planters oil mill owned by Dolta
planters nnd merchants. Tho plant
cost S112.000, nnd tho product nnd stock
on hand was valued at 80,000, covered
by 872.000 insurance.
Two masked robbers held up a Flor
ence & Cripple Creek passenger train
near Vinton, Col., on the S3d, robbing
tho passengers nnd mall and express
cars. From tho two latter they got
nothing of value, but tho passenger?
wero robbed of nbout S1.O00, besides a
largo number of watches, rings and
EvF.it since non-union men wero
brought to Ttirentura, Pa., to take tho
places of tho strikers at C. L. Flaccus'
glass works numerous fights have
taken place, nnd hnvo culminated in
tho murder of Mr. Sutton, n non-union
man, who. In company with three com
panions was met by a mob armed with
fence rails and revolvers. Sutton was
heaten into insensibility and died from
Wasiiixotox, March 31. Although It
Is said at the White House that tho
telegram from Governor Morrill, urg
tho president to oxtend protection to
ex-Unltod States Consul Waller, a citi
zen of Kansas reported to be imprison
ed in Madagascar by ordor of n French
court marshal, has not yet been re
ceived; tho president, has decided to
net in tho mutter, and cnll for 11 leport
of all the circumstances ns originally
Lawiiexce, Kan., March 31. The
body of Captain John E. Dodj.'e was
found dead in tho Duuknrd cemetery
three miles south of this city Frldny
night. Ily his side wns h shot gun and
death had resulted from n wound
made by it. A no to in his pocket
showed that ho had suicided. The
deed was committed nt the sldo of the
grave of the dead man's wife. He whs
u well-known character about the
country und a heavy drinker.
Foivr Scott, Knii , March 31. Sheriff
Allen has received word that threats
of lynching Noah Strevll ure being
made in tho lieighboihcod where his
father, Slowart Stievil, was murdered,
nnd extra guards have been placed
about the jail to be continued iud-il-nltely.
Tho prisoner will not tay
what lie thinks of his wife's confession
but assert- that he can prove hi ln
nocence. Ciiekokee, Knn , March 31. Jacob
Kartell, proprietor of the Huntington
hotel, committed bulcide last night.
Strong drink and domestic troubles aro
alleged to bo the cause.
Lexington, Ky., March 31. Andrew
J. Campbell, secretary of tho chamber
of commerce, president of the Humane
society und n leading Sre insurance
man, was shot and killed in n myster
ious manner at his hor.io nt daybreak
yesterday. It is sunposod that burg
lars were in tho house and iq n scuffle
with them he wns shot nnd killed.
Blood hounds will run the atsasins
Toi'EKA, Knn., March 31. The gov
ernor yesterday appointed J. W. Chal
linger, Kansas City, state accountant,
salary 81,500. Clialllnger is at present
employed in Fowler's packing house.
Wellixotox, Kan., March 30. Miss
rhursey Logan was seriously burned
by n r;akollno explosion last night. Her
recovery is very doubtful.
LOST HER LIFE.
A Woman Saves Hor Parents and Is
Cremated with Her Child.
(V MUCH AFFLICTED FAMILY.
Pncnmonln Nearly Wipe Out n IIourhotd
I'norcupled laintt In Omaha tu llo
L"cd for tho l'oort Kducator
nnd tho Clanlc.
Nr.w Yonic, March 80. At North
port, L. I., about 5:45o'clock this morn
ing flro broke out In tho houso of Israel
Hlgby, n wealthy farmer, Mrs. William
Rceycs, his daughter, 'md her 14-year-old
daughter, Hrtttie. Mrs. Reovcs,
awakened by tho smell of smoke,
ran across tho street to n neigh
bor for help. Then realizing
that her mother and father nnd
her child wero in the burning build
lug, Mrs. Reeves ran back to render
them nsslstaucc. She first ran to tho
bedroom where her mother and father
wero asleep and succeeded in getting
them from tho burning building. Then
she dashed bnck Into tho burning
building to savo her daughter. That
was tho last seen of her until tho
charred remains of mother and child
were found after tho firo had bcon ex
tinguished. A .Much Allltrtrd rninlly.
Jefff.usoxville, Ind., March no. Of
tho Whltson family living nt Brldge
port, Henry Whltson died two weeks
ago from pneumonia, airs. John .Mc
Cory, his sister nnd nurse, died two
dnys later, and her sister, Ann Lutz,
who nursed them nil, is now dead from
the same disease. Several remaining
members of tho family nro sick.
Omaha tu II mo City Farm.
Omaha, Neb., March 30. Some of
Omaha's largest land owners have
agreed to allow large, unoccupied
tracts of land within the city limits to
bo used for sustaining tho poor of tho
city. Tho work will bo done iudcr tho
charge of tho associated charities.
lMiK-iitors mill tho Clumtlc.
Axx Aitnoit, Mich., 'March SO. In the
classical conference attended by rep
resentative educators from many states
yesterday resolutions wero adopted In
favor of six years' course in Latin aud
three in Greek In the high schools.
WAHNINU 'lt FilANCi:.
Cnslnnd Strongly ItonniU Aggrettlonf on
Its African Ijimli.
Loxdox, March 30. A statement
which Sir Edward Grey, parliamentary
secretary of the foreign office, made in
the house of commons last night that
tho advance of tho French into tho
territory of the upper Nllo valley be
longing to tho Royal Niger Co. and
thereforo under British protection
would bo nn unfriendly net and that It
was well known to Franco that Grent
Britain would bo regard It, Is causing
a profound sensation hero and on the
Sir Edward's announcement, which,
was read from notes believed to havo
been written by the secretary of stato
for foreign nffalrs, is looked upon as
revealing tho extremely critical rela
tions now existing between Franco
nnd Groat Rrltalu. ' Tho fact that tho
statement was prepared in writing be
forehand, emphasizes tho seriousness
of tho situation and bhows that overy
word embodies tho views of tho cabi
net, which considered the matter yes
terday. llKlIKli:.-) IN A TKL'ST.
Illinois Sci'iUnrJ Will Look Into Method
111 Vocue Ht St. I.nuln.
SrmxoFiEi.D, 111., Maich 30. In the
6tato senate to-day Mr. Campbell of
fered a resolution charging thnt the
St. Louis Hridgo Co., the Merchants'
bridge at St. Louis, tho Illinois aud
St. Louis Uridgo Co.. tho St. Louis
Merchants' Hridgo Terminal railway
nnd tho Terminal Railroad associa
tion of St. Louis, nnd other railroad
and bridge companies havo bcon
formed into n trust wherob3, by co
operntlng together, they practice fraud
nnd extortion upon merchants and
shippers, who nro compelled to patron
ize these companies, which nro con
ducted in violation of criminal and
civil Inws. Tho resolution provldei
for the nppointment of nn investigating
committee of five.
Itjran and 1'urtell.
Kaxsas City, Mo., March 30. Paddj
Purtell received a telegram from
Charles E. ("Parson") Davieslast night,
accepting tho terms ottered for ud
eight-round set-to with Tommy Ryan,
to take place in Kansas City on April
8, und Purtell's manager, Ryo Good
win, expects to build up n general ath
letic show of which tho feature will b
tho Purtoll-Ryan bout.
OfllelaU Moved Too Soon.
Mexico, Mo., March 30. Tho official
of Montgomery county are to be Buod
on their bonds because of the illegal
removal of the county records from
Danville to Montgomery City, several
weeks ago. While tho case was pend
ing In tho supreme court scores of peo
ple went to Danville to record deeds
and found no officials thero.
Challlnor Made State Accou-.tant.
Toi-KKA, Knn., March 30. Gov. Mor
rill has appointed J. W. Challlnor, of
Kansas City, to bo sto& accountant.
Tho ofllco was created l-y net of the
legislature during it recent session.
The salary is 82,000 a year, which shall
include all travolluff and. other ex
penses. A l'rlate Kamal Hank iioied.
Toi'kka, Kan., March 3Q. Rank Com
missioner Hreldenthal has received no
tice of the suspension of the Rank of
Canton, McPherson county, tho prop
erty of two brothers named Gray. Its
capital Is 80,000 nnd its deposits, when
it made its last report, wero about
American lluylnc Foreign Wool.
Loxdox, March SO. Thcro was n
good selection of wool offered nt tho
wool miction sales to-day and prices
were well maintained. America was a
heavy buyer. Tho number of bales of
fered was 15,597, of which S00 wero
NOTED MURDER CASE.
Trial of tlm Taylor lirnther C barged with
MurilrrliiE the Mnck Family In I.I1111
County, .Mi. The Ntate Hr.tn.
Cahiiolltox, Mo., March 2S. Tho
trial of William P. nnd George Taylor,
charcrcd with the murdor of tho Mocks
family In Linn county ou- tho night of
May 10, 1391, commenced In this city
yesterday before Judge Ruekcr. Tho
murder of tho family with tho excep
tion of tho little daughter who miracu
lously escaped, hor story after cscapluff
charging tho dofendiints with tho
crime, tho flight of tho Tnylor broth
ers, their subsequent capture, nnd tho
promlucnco of tho accused nro facts al
ready familiar to tho general render.
Tho trial comes hero on chango of
venuo from Linn county. When tho
nccused wero brought Into court yester-
day morning thoy wore neatly dressed, 1
hnving the nppenrnnco of well to do
business men. Tho jury was easily se
cured. T. M. llrcsuohun, prosecutor of
Linn county, read tho Indictment und
m ado n brief statement of tho state's
case, In which ho said that it would bo
proved boyond n doubt tho Taylors
murdered the Meeks family. Ho re
ferred to tho murders as tho most
atrocious that had over been commit
ted In Missouri. Tho attorneys for tho
defense announced their readiness for
trial. Several persons who wero
present when tho bodies of the mur
dered family wore fouud in tho hay
stack were introduced as preliminary
witnesses. Mrs. Mnrthn Meeks, motlicr
of the murdered man, took tho stand
nnd told in n straightforward manner
what sho know of her son and family
going away with thu Taylors and tho
subsequent finding of tho bodies. Roth
the state and defense are represented
by the lawyers.
THE 8TATF. 11E9TS.
CAJtnoi.T.Tox, Mo., March 29. Inter
est In tho trial of tho Taylor brothers,
charged with tho murder of the Meeks
family, has grown to fevor heat.
Where ono person sa in tho courtroom
Wednesday two stood yesterday. Fully
one-third of tho spectators wero
women, nnd they stood tho heat nnd
W. II. Jones, of Rrownlng, testified
thnt nt 8 o'clock on the evening of Mny
10 ho saw 11111 Taylor put somo quilts
in George's wagon nnd then Georgo
drove nwny. Tho next morning nt 5
o'clock Jones, who lives next door to
Rill Tnylor, saw him washing his faco
nnd hands in a tub of water and brush
ing something from his clothes.
James McClintoek, who lives 4 miles
from Rrownlng, on tho road from
Rrownlng to Milan, met George Tay
lor's team In tho road at 10 o'clock on
the night of tho murder. Rill Taylor
was on tho soat with Georgo nnd thoy
were driving toward Milan, whero Gus
John Hopo, a 15-year-old boy, was
with McClintoek, and ho corroborated
his testimony. Hope knew 11111 Tay
lor well and knew It wns he, ho said.
Mrs. John Carter, to whoso homo
Ncllio Meeks first went when sho
crawled out of tho straw stack, was
put on tho stand. Sho is 53 years old
and lives with her son Frank, whoso
houso Is 175 yards from tho straw stack
where tho dead bodies of tho Mocks
family wero found.
Mrs. Carter sent her 0-ycar-old boy,
Jimmlo, to seo If there wero any bodies
In tho straw, nnd sho stood nt the door
nnd wn tched him. Sho saw Georgo
Taylor harrowing near the stack,
aud Jlmmle went to him nnd Taylor
stopped the harrow a moment. Thon
ho drove tho horses nt n trot to his
barn and took tho boy with lihn. In n
few moments Jimmlo went back nnd
Mrs. Carter sent him and Nolllo over
to tho straw stack, and she went to tho
lino fenco and watched thorn. She
saw them dig In tho straw, and thon
littlo Nelllo throw up hor elasped
hands nnd cried; "Oh, mamma and
papa; oh, mamma and papal"
Jimmy Carter was the next witness
nnd his testimony ngreed with th'at of
Mrs. Carter. Ho said that when ho
started for tho straw stack, ho found
Georgo Taylor harrowing und told him
n littlo girl had found some dead peo
ple in tho straw stuck. He- asked
Taylor to go and hilp him And them,
but Georgo took him to tho barn and
made him hold tho team while ho ran
in tho house. lie came out quickly,
saddled a horse and drove off, but be
fore going, nskod Jimmy: "Did tho
littlo girl say anything nbout her pa
nnd ma?" Jimmlo told him she did
nnd Taylor rodo off toward Rrownlng.
At the afternoon session J. L. Hnrrs
was called. He was working for Georgo
Taylor at the tlmo of the Meeks mur
der, lie spent tho night of May 10
nt the houso of Dave Gibson, and re
turned to Georgo Taylor's house at
sunrise tho morning tho Meeks' bodies
wero found. He found Georgo Tay
lor washing mud from tho horses' legs.
After breakfast Harris hitched the
team to tho wagon nt the barn door
and George Taylor scraped tho mud
from the wheels. Then Harris drove
the tenm nnd .wagon to tho timber, 3
miles distant, where he was to do somo
work. When he removod the wagon
body from tho wagon ho found
blood on the wagon bed and nn nttempt
had been made to wash it off with coal
oil. Thero were big clots of blood on
rho coupling polo of tho wagon, too.
It was thick, but 'not dried, and np
l;ered to be not more than a few
hourf'old. Will Harris was workHg
in tho timber nt 9 o'clock Georgo Mid
Rill Taylor rode up on horseback, dis
mounted hurriedly aud disappeared on
foot in the timber.
After the introduction of soveral
other witnesses to complete tho chain
of evidence tho stute rested.
The Mitloh Commtulon.
Wasiiixotox, March 23. Tho secre
tary of war has ordered the Shiloh
commission, consistingof Col. Cornelius
Cadlc, chairman. Gen. Don Carlos Rueli
nnd Col. R. F. Looney, of Tennessee,
to meet nt Pittsburg Landing, Tenn.,
on April 2, when the commission ivill
be organized nnd will remain on the
battlefield until after the reunion of
April 5 and 0, making a thorough in
spection of the battlefield and noting
the various locations as they will be
marked by tho representatives of the
253 different organizations that took
nart iu the battle.
HAD mil BANDITS.
Train Robbora Lod Into tv Trap
rhry Until Up n Train nml Are Shot
Duti'rtUti Di'iporato I'lcht with
Outlaw In the Imllan Terri
' Gnr.r.xwoon, Ky., March 23. One of
tho most daring and nt tho same tlmo
most unsuccessful attempts at train
robbery occurred nt 2s30 a. tn. yester
dny in tho southern part of Kentucky,
when six men undertook to rob tho
southbound trnln No. S, Queen & Cres
cent, which loft Cincinnati nt 8 p. m.
Tuesday. Ono of tho W was killed
ouirigm, nnoiner iiieti nt 4 o ciocic yes
terday morning, nnd n third, giving tho
iinmo of Miller, died In Cumberland
Fnlls. Tho othor threo outlaws have
not been heard from. Tho train wa?
delayed notmoro than ten minutes nnd
reached Chattanooga at S n. in. yestar
dny on tlmo.
Tho reason for this summary dis
posal of u body of train robbers it
found in tho fact that homo tidings of
tholr purposo had bcon given to tho
railroad or express authorities, nnd
that Mr. T. R. Griffin, who serves ns
superintendent of police on tho South
ern road, Kud with him two trusty ns
glstants. The train had just reached
tho bouth ond of tunnel No. 0, which Is
n mile north of Greenwood, when t'10
robbers signnlcd it to stop. They had
icarcoly disclosed tholr purposo until
Mr. Griffin and his assistants ou tho
train began olTcnslvo operations nnd
In ten minutes threo of tho robbers had
bitten tho dust, tho other threo had
flown nnd tho trnln was speeding on
Its way. Not n single Injury was suf
fered by anyone on tho train. Of
course tho trcasuro in care of tho
Adams Express Co.'s messenger was
Fout Smith, Ark., March 29. Sam
MeWllllams, alias "Verdigris Kid,"
Sam Rutler nnd George Sanders, rodo
into llraggs, 9 miles cast of Fort Gib
bon, nt 7 o'clock yesterday morning
nnd began robbing tho town. T. J.
Madden went out tho back door of tho
store aud hurried to Johnson Manning,
deputy sheriff, 1 milo nwny, and gnvo
the alarm. Manning and Hiram
Stevens, another Indian deputy,
carao back nnd found tho out
laws nt Madden's store. A flcrco
light ensued between tho deputy sher
iffs nnd tho outlaws. MeWllllams and
Snndcrs woro killed, nnd Rutler was
wounded, but ho mod" his escape. Joo
Morris, clerk for Maddou, wns shot
through the abdomen nnd mortally
wounded. Tho bodlos of the outlaws
woro brought hero nt noon to got tho
reward of 8250 oflorcd for MeWllllams,
who is hotter known ns "Verdigris
Kid," nnd who wns n sldo part
ner of Jim French. On his body
was found a pistol taken from a
doputy at tho Corrota robbery. Ruz
Lucky wns on trlnl for tho bamo rob
bery when the body arrived, nnd was
convicted an hour lntor. Sanders has
been a desperado for several years, but
had just joined Verdigris Kid's baud.
Rill Cook was brought out of jail and
identified MeWllllams. These nro the
Inst of tho outlaws who became famous
.is bandits in this section last year.
Ml tho balance havo been killed or
THE WALLER CASE.
Nothing Ofllrlnl Itocelvml nt Washington
About tho h.jc-l'oniul.
Wasiiixotox, March 28. It was1 said
At tho white house yesterday after
noon that the telegram from Gov. Mor
rill, of Kansas, urging the president to
take uctivo measures ut once for tho
protection and roloaso of ex-United
States Consul Waller, reported to havo
been unjustly imprisoned by tho
French government in Madagascar,
under sentence of a court-innrtlal,
nad not yet been received by
tho president. Tho stnto department
has had no confirmation of the report
from United States Consul Wetter at
Tntnntnve, nor from Mr. Cnmpbell, out
consul nt Mauritius, which is the near
est cublo point to Madagascar. It is
nrobablo that tho eovcruor's message
may cause tho state department was twice sent to the general confer
to cable to ono of these consuls for enco of the Methodist church in this
an account of tho affair, instead of
watting until n report comes to
hand through the malls from this re
mote point, which, though It might be
sufficient In ordinary cases, would
hardly meet the requirements of a caso
involving the imprisonment of an
ro Colorado llonio JiiTratlgatliic Com
mlttre Itepnrt Unlawful l'raetlio.
Dkxveii, Col., Mareh 23. Tho houso
Investigating committee submitted its
report to-day. It arraigns tho ex-
secretary of stato, attorney-general, ex
luperlntendent of public Instruction,
ex-state boiler inspector and the pres
ent fish commissioner, Calltcottc, for
irregular and unlawful practices.
The stato printing Job is fully ven
ttlatcd, tho report saying: "We find
gross extravagance and carelessness to.
have prevailed in the matter of giving
orderu to the stato, printer for print
ing." A clerk In the secretary ol
state's office, under regular salary, the
committee finds, received 81,000 as ex
tra compensation for work performed
in six months, with tho aid of his
Wasiiixotox, Mnrch 29. All neces
sary steps for putting into effect tho
recent legislation raising nil pensions
below SO to that rating have been tak
en by the pension bureau. Low
rate pensioners whose names are borne
on tho rolls of the Buffalo, Chicago,
Concord, Des Moines, Milwaukee and
Pittsburgh agencies will receive the 83
rating on April 4, and all like pensions
in other jurisdictions will be advanced
nt the next payment in their district.
Tho change will bo nbout Sl.500,000 to
tho pensiou expenditures, nnd the cases
of ubout 40.0Q0 pensioners will bo
I uvenlln Female Illoter Smnnll Thine In
the 8tatn Home at Chicago.
Chicago, March 29. Threo members
af the board of trustees of tho stato
homo for juvenile female offenders
were given n practical Illustration yes
terday evening of tho Insubordination
which hns reigned among the inmates
for several weeks past. Mrs. Charles
Hcnrotln, Mrs. J. D. Harvey nnd Mrs.
3. M. Holt spent the afternoon
t tho homo, nnd took supper
with tho Inmatod. The thirty girls
confined thcro took advantage of the
prcsenco of tho representatives of tho
board 6f management to show what
thoy could do In tho way of rlotlnjr.
They succeeded so well that they
imashed nearly all tho crockery inthd
house, dismantled tho dining-room
furniture, broko windows, threw
the contents of tho pantry about
tho premises, filled thu uir with
shouts and then rofuscd to go to their
rooms ut tho command of the police.
It required three wagon loads of pollco
to quell tho riot, nnd it was found
necessary to carry the majority of tho
girls to their rooms by main strength,
aud to lcavo n pollccmau on guard
throughout tho night at tho door of
each room occupied by tho girls.
Tho outbreak was the result of a
meeting held by tlm girls in tho nftcr
noon, when it was decided to show by
breaking tho furniture resentment for
tho partiality shown by the manage
ment, ns claimed by tho girls, for
Mamie Davis, who was allowed
to go to her homo. Mamie Davis,
Iho girls claim, wad the ring
leader nmong them, nnd when sho
Wns allowed to go home tho others do
;ldcd totako a'dvantagoof the prcsenco
at tho members of the board of man
agement to show tholr resontment for
the nllcgcd partiality. During the riot
Mrs. Henrotln and the other ladles
wero forced to remain In the room nnd
witness the riot, tho girls having lockca
NOW IT IS NEBRASKA.
The Attempt to Supprrts n Member Leads
to it Itow In the Senate,
Lincoln, Neb., March 29. Tho sen
ate was tho scene of great confusion
rcsterday afternoon by n personal cn
sountor between Senator Stewart and
tho sergennt-nt-nrms, which precipl
tntcd a free fight between n num
ber of senators and bystanders.
Senator Stewart was called to
srder while speaking on tho tax
bill, and upon his ignoring the chair
the scrgcunt-at-arms was called in.
Ho refused to sit down nnd the two
aicn scuffled for a moment; then the.
icrgcnnt-at-arms grasped the senator's
long chin whiskers with his right
hand. In the mcnntlmo the senators
and spectators had gathered in a
;ircle around tho struggling, men.
Senator Jeffries, a populist, excited
ly elbowed his way through the
crowd to tho center and undertook to
assault tho sergeant-at-arms. Sena
tors McKcoby nnd Hitchcock at once
forced him back to his scat. Dale,,
mother populist senator, sprang into
tho melco, and grasped tho sergeant-it-nrms.
Sonator Sloan threw himself
upon Dale, nnd with the assistance of
Senator Hitchcock, forced him bnck to
his chair. No other senators under
took to interfere nnd tho fight was
PIONEER MISSIONARY DEAD.
The Senior MethodUt Worker In China
Undismayed by Heathen Mob.
Topeka, Kan., Maroh 28. J. W.
Moore, of Marlon county, member of
tho live stock sanitary commission, has
received news of the death at Poo
Chow, China, of his brother-in-law.
Iter. Nathan Sites, the senior mission
ary in the Methodist Episcopal church
In China. Ho went out first in 1831, ac
companied by his wife, nnd was one
of tho most successful missionaries in
tho field, On one occasiouwhoQ en
tering a new district where the officials
were particularly hostile to Christian
ity, he was set upon by a mob and left
for dead, but soon recovered nnd re
sumed his work. He was thoroughly
master of the Chlneso language, and
when not presiding over the confer
euces in that country he ncted as in
terpreter for the presiding bishop. He
country, bringing with him upon ono
occasion Rev. Dr. Slu Sck Ong, whom
ho introduced to- President Cleveland.
A SAVINGS BANK SUSPENDS.
The Oldest Financial Inltltutlon of Now
Hanipthlro Cloie It Door.
Nashua, N. II., March 23. The
Nashua savings bank, for forty-one
years the pride of New Hampshire, re
garded us safe and sound as the rock
of Gibraltar, has closed its doors, and
will probably never resume business.
The institution has 52,700,000 in aeposit,
' nnd its depositors outnumber those of
any othor bank in the stato. IU de-
poHors-vjcro inanity poor peopic, uuu
the excitement last night among me
mill help over the announcemennt of
the suspension wns Intense. The bank
was heavily loaded with western farm
mortgages, nnd it barely struggled
through the panic of 1S93, when a run
wns made on it. Th yast six month'
losses on real estate under foreclosure
were 815,000, and inability to collect in
terest and notes on western holdings,
followed by the demands of depositors,
has left it with little ovallnble cash ani?
EXPRESS CAR LOOTED.
An Iron Mountain Train Held Up r Wll
Little Rock, Ark., Marches. Train
No. 51 on the Iron Mountain was. held
up by robbers about 10 o'clock lut
night just north of Wllliamsvllle, Mo.,
18 miles north of Poplar Itluffs, Ma,
by two men. Tho robbers cut off the
mull, express aud baggage cars and
ran about. mile and robbed the ex
press car. It is not known what booty
the robbers, got. The conductor lo t
his wateh'andmouey nndlt Jssuppooed
tho pssygers were also robbed, 1 ut
details of the hold-up have not beou
received nt-this hour