Canadian Free Press. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 5, Ed. 1 Wednesday, August 29, 1888 Page: 2 of 4
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- Ctrds W. McCormick of Chicago ia
29. unmarried and worth $4,000,000.
Canadian Free Press, bailroads hospitaled.
Justice King's office, where the qtteMton'rfosé
l^e hature of Ihe lnformátiúd that
should be Referred against hiia. It was
patent to the coroner aud everybody ,wbó hid
heard the testimony that he cdtfld hot be
held for complicar In thé crime; but it Was
not dear JMst What he should be held for.
dilemma was settled only altera Ion*
conference between Prosecuting Attorney
Woodson. rhUf Spcars Corou^ír Elston
A Grand Walk Out of Four
Mb. Dale of Chicago sold a lot the
other day for $750.000 that ho bought
The Link and Pin Juggler, the Throttle
Manipulator and the Knight of the Fire-
Box Step From Their Laborious Exercises
En Masse—The Crown Wearer of the
Roundhouse the Supposed Cause, Etc.
. f WlUUrr A2ÍBÍ.UU
and Detectives Hartley ¿üd Collins, which
ended at 10 tfelttik last night. Major Wood-
BOOi c£ hWore out information before Re-
The leading fortune teller of Paria.
Mrae. Moreau, left a fortune of nearly
Anna Dickinson is authority for the
Basertion that Fred Douglass has that
raro beauty, an absolutely perfect
Nellie Grant's husband has grown
rich by inheritance, but he may never
hope to rise to the dignity of hearing
his better half spoken of a3 Algernon
Sartoris' wife. _
Henry Brewer, an English soldier
wounded in India and sent home to be
put on the reserve, has just died of
what the doctors agree was hydropho-
bia, although he solemnly asserts that
he has never been bitten by a dog, ca^
or any other animaL
Grasshoppers are causing terrible
ravages near Ottawa, OnL Farmers
complain very much of the depreda^
tions. A local naturalist who visiled
the infected district made a calcula-
tion, and estimates the number of
creatures on each square mil e of ter-
ritory to be upward of 100,000,000.
According to- the . Republican, a
Springfield marketman sent an order
to a farmer in a neighboring town for
some chickens, but neglected to state
whether the fowls should be shipped
alive or dressed. Not being "up" on
current literature, he was rather sur-
prised to receive a postal the next day,
on which was written: 4•The quick
or the dead?'*
- There is now on exhibition at the
Alexandra palace, London, a steam
lifeboat built of steel. It is absolutely
unsinkable, is uncapsizable, worked
with twin screws placed where they
will not be lifted out of the w ater, and
can bo raised instantly on coming
to shore. The engines and fires are per-
fectly protected,and the draught of tho
vesslo with fifteen men on board is only
While Captain Fred Tappen of the
ferry boat South Brooklyn and the
Misses Walcott of Stapleton, S. I.,
were sailing in a cat boat in the lower
New York bay, they were startled by
a big shark appearing near their
craft. Ihe shark—of the man-eating
species-came so close that Captain
iappen battered it over the head with
his o?r until its blood made the water
criruson. Tho shark finally sank.
A novel case has been brought to
the notice of the Paris academy of
medicine. A man's breast bone was
nearly all removed, with parts of sev-
eral ribs, in order to stop the progress
of bone disease. The experiment re-
sulted not only in saving the patient's
life, but has given several physiolo-
gists an opportunity for direct investi-
gation of the living hoart and great
artery, parts of which have been made
Curious and ingenious are some of
the Chinese contrivances for catching
fish. In Swatow is used a shallow
boat, on one side of which is a
narrow plank painted white, which
in the moonlight tho fish mis-
takes for water and jumps
over it into the boat. At Ningpo
cormorants are systematically trained
to fish; while at Ichang a wild animal
such as the otter is trained not to fish
but to frighten fish into nets.
Some time ago experiments were
made in France of the effect of Lebel
projectiles upon human bodies, which
were obtained from mortuaries and
hospiats. Dr. Chauvel and Nimlon now
announce that in future warfare with
the Lebel riiie surgeons will not be
perplexed by having to extract balls
from wounded soldiers. These pro-
jectiles pass through the body, oones
and all, even when fired at a distance
of from 1,980 to 2,200 yards.
There is an astounding death roll of
public servants to be recorded in the
period of a single administration:
Ulysses S^Grant and Samuel J. Tilden,
Winfield Scott Hancock and John A.
Logan, Chester A. Authur and Hora*
tío Seymour, Thomas A. Hendricks
and William A. Wheeler, George B.
McClellan and Philip H. Sheridan, Ir-
win McDowell and Morrison R. Waite.
John Kelly and Schnyler Colfax. Ros-
coe Con kl ing and Daniel Manning.
A Chinese merchant who sailed
from San Francisco for home a few days
ago is reported to have accumulated a
fortuno of $1,000,000 in Peru during
the last thirteen years. His name is
Chuu Lee. He wears a queque, ac-
cording to the Chinese fashion, but
dresses exclusively in European fash-
on, even to the high standing collar
and tight fitting gaiters. Before he
departed he gave a grand banquet to
the Chinese merchants of San Fran-
An immense newspaper history of
the American civil war iras been com-
piled by Thomas & Townsend. It is
forced entirely of nowspaper cuttings,
with a digest of these and index, and
comprised in more than one hundred
giant volumes, iu Russia binding, each
one of which is the size of the largest
bank ledger. Mr. Townsend began'his
labors .in I860, and has continued them
ever since, having expended twenty-
six years and $25,000 in the formation
of such a collection of newspaper his-
tory as never was attempted before,
pad probably never will be again.
"A Grand Strike,
Evansvillb, j nik, a ie; 2&—The locotao-
tive engineers, firemen, brakemen aud switch-
men on the Peoria. Decatur tnd SVftnsvilJe,
Evansvdle 00d Torre JTifct, Evansville and
Indianapolis «0,1 Ev-nsviJle belt railroads*
o ,,ien in< n"' went OBt 06 * sUrlke to-
4~J. ?i " ^ '"i *he Jiaurcdiate tause of the
ouble was the tcfusjJ **f President Mackey
to discharge T. C. ffmlth, roaster mechanic ot
.J eorta, Dt-fttiur mi J Evansvillc rWfrOád
at Mattuon, ill. 'J he men claim thatftthilh is
overbearing aud unreasonable attd that they
are unable to agree with him. He has been
With the road since October, 18S7. Chief
Arthur, of the brotherhood of Engineers, afcd
Chief Sargent of the Fireman brotherhood,
arrived in the city last Friday *bd in a con-
ference with General Manager Ewing of the
Mackey system demai; Jed the Immediate dis-
charge of Master Mechanic Smith. This was
refused, and Chiefs Arthur and Sargent,
through their committeemen, A. M. Kimball
and C. G. Singleton, notified President Mack-
ey that the men vrould strik® Sttnday after-
Accordingly thi® evening the ebRlneers
niemen, brakesmen and switchmen left their
places. No riot or trouble ia reported so far.
Ihe trains scheduled to leave here this even-
lug will it ie claimed get out some hours late.
Little ia known of the inotivea of the
switcumen anil brakemen in joining tbegb-
L'lneers and firemen as all refuse to talk.
However, the common caUSe of complaint!
ihe obnoxious treatment by Master Mechanic
cm Lb, |b beI;eVed to be the prime rea-
son for the move.
President Mackey when Interviewed this
evening submitted tho following as hia side
fínílnn-M S, October Mr. T. C. Smith of
a aPP°inted master mechauic
i- 0"' 000 a*ter there were BOtile
i!?., ¡ (llffe!",ence9 which are constantly aris-
ing in all railroad Würk> and In a
brief time a committee^ composed of some of
the M™enien¡ Waited on tne aud demanded
wtflni r f iOÍ Ma8tcr Mechanic Smith,
S 'l7. fetoed on the most positive terms,
rrom that time oh there lias been insubordi-
..a?,!0 i<?me extent continuously to Smith.
A , difficulty we had, and when
ííf* i . , waa ,iere« a* d suggesting we
might dismiss some of the prominent tnovers
in that strike, they imposed a condition that
we would not at any time dismiss an engineer
or fireman without ft hearing. To this we
consented, and, after the dismissal of two
men for improper conduct, they called Chiefs
Arthur and Sargent and ilemauded au
investigation, wh'ch was accorded. They
abandoned the case of the two men, aud
made a new one demanding the dismissal of
Smith. I replied that I would investigate
the charge and take the necessary action.
See the consistency—they demand the
dismissal of a high official without pre-
ferring a charge; cotne to us with this de-
mand when we were overrun with business,
seeking to tal<e advantage of our surround-
ings, and all tills week have been working on
our men to get them to Join In this infamous
moik. I charged them with their mean. low.
contemptible dodge and their chief, P. M.
Arthur, admitted that this time had been
so chosen because of the work we had to do,
aud now this afternoon at 2 o'clock they
spring this on us, when we have thousands of
people to move, many of whom are long dis-
tances from home, and but for the fact of
having engineers iu «11 departments much
Inconvenience would be visited upon passen-
"Do 1 understand, then, there Is no objec-
tion to wages or other conditions?"
''No, none whatever. A band of men here
conspired to make us dismiss Mr. Smith and
have sought this chance lo spring the matter
The railroads, it is probable, will be able to
run very few passenger trains and no freights
for at least a day or two. The strikers seem
ueterniiued to win. It is impossible to teii
with certainty the number of men that can
be obtained to take the places of the strikers
if no compromise is effected. Neither Chief
Arthur nor Sargent are in the city, the for-
mer having returned to Cleveland" and the
latter to Terre Haute.
The four roads have a total length of 700
es tHth be-
Texans Fight It Out.
Fort Woutii, Tex., Aug. 24.—Sheriff Ship
received a telegraph message tli:s afternoon
about 3 o'clock to come to Arlington, fo urteen
miles east of here, at once and to bring depu-
ties as a serious shooting affrav liad occurred
and more trouble was feared and he and
Deputies James Thomason and William Rea
at once left. At 10 o'clock to-night Ship
and Thomason returned without having made
any arrests. Ship says the party engaged
were Harvev Spear, a wealthy farmer and
cattleman, Joe Elliott, also a farmer and
cattleman, and Poker Bill Smith. Some
three years ago Elliott and Spear made a
contract by which Elliott was to take 400
cattle belonging to Spear in Taylor
county and care for them on shares.
Eight months ago Spear complained about
the way the cattle were handled on the range
and bad blood sprang up. To-dav Spear and
Smith went to Arlington in a buggy, and
Spear putting up his team asked if Joe" Elliott
was in town, lie was told that he waa and
just then Elliott stepped to the door of a store
which commáuded a view of the stable and
emptied a double barrlrd shot gun into
Spear. The latter and Smith got a Winches-
ter and began firing and thirty-five shots were
exchanged. Elliott was unhurt but Suear was
wounded iu the breast in two places, aud his
upper left arm was broken. He was also
shot through the cheek, bis upper teeth car-
ried awav and his right shoulder filled with
shot. After being wounded Spear worked his
Winchester with one hand. Smith was shot
in one arm and another old man named Mar-
tins hot in the neck.
After the shooting Elliott left, going south,
and Spear, assisted by Smith, went north.
News received at 10:30 to-night savs Spear
died from luss of blood at a farm-house three
miles from Arlington. Spear and Elliott both
had wives and children, and both were good
Terrible Explosion of Powder.
Sax Fran*cisco, Cal , Aug. 24.—An explo-
sion of twenty thousand pounds of black pow-
der occurred in the drying hou«e of the giant
powder company, near West Berkeley shortly
before noon to-day. Two white men and
three Cbiuainen were killed. The white men
were Joseph Lewis, unmarried, and C. Bunce,
who leaves a wife and three children. Tne
building was blown to atoms.
The Guilty Mail.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 22.—The mystery
lurrouuding the tragical death of A.H. Rams-
Jen has beeu cleared u¡l John Martling. the
young man until recently employed by Rains
den In his office, in the capacity of draughts-
manias confessed that be iufiicled the latal
wound In a moment of passion. The father
first tells the story of the quarrel to the cor-
"I want to shake you by the hand,Mr. Mart-
ling. You are an honest man among honest
The person addressed was George ü. Mart-
'Jng, father of the young mau who since ?
o'clock Mondav night had lauguished behind
the bars of cell No. 3 at police headquarters,
«ore than suspected of being the 6iaver of
Albert H. Ramsden; the sueaker was Prose-
cuting Attorney Woodson. Both were very
much affected and in the eyes of more than
one member of the coroner's jury, before
whom the scene waa being enacted, tears
were standing. The parent had just finished
narrating to the jury the details of a state-
ment made to htm bv hia son in Wyandotte
Friday night as to how and why he bad dealt
the blow that broke Architect Ramsden'a
skull into fragmenta. The statement, while
made in a straightforward way, was fre-
quently interrupted by tears, and the jury
and prosecuting attorney were scarcely less
•fleeted. Coroner Elstoii was not present at
the denouement. It waa more than he could
Naturally Mr. Martling's testimony put an
end to the inquest. He had told the whole
story. Nothing more could be gained by pro-
longing the inquiry. Accordingly the coroner
and prosecuting attornev retired a few min-
utes after Mr. Martling's departure and at
Shortly after 4 o'clock the jury returned a
verdict which recommended that John H.
Martling be held as principal in, and Leon R.
Wickes as accessory to, the killing of Archi-
tect Ramsden. Detective Hartley was dis-
patched to arrest Wickes. and the jury, the
reporters and others interested in the cele-
brated case left the scene of the tragedy and
Ihe Gibraltar building.
Coroner Elston, in going to hia office at
Ninth and Main streets, met Wickes talking
ari|h a friend In front of the Burlington office.
Wider Davenport charging Wi
ing accessory after thte fact liICu
formerly placed ürtder attest by Uetectives
Hartley and Collins, though he had bteen held
at pollGe beadquarteh* throughodt the confer-
ence, and was taken to the Second street jail
where be sbárfed frith Martling in the front
Corridor during the night a mattress which
the lattsr's parents brought with them when
they visited him soon after his arrest.
martling in COÜRf.
;* fi'Ie the authorities wehs debating about
Wickes'cake, Yoüug Martling was brought
Into Justice King's court. Assistant Prose-
cuting Attorney Smart had already drawn up
information charging hiin with murder in the
first degree, which was sworn to by Coronor
Elartou. Martling listened to the reading of
tho .information with down cast face and it
tteeded but the presence of his father or
mother to make him break down completely.
But the grief stricken father had, immedi-
ately after giving the testimony that con-
victed his son, hurried home to his sorrowing
&aíhér aoainst sotf;
Perhaps the most dramatic scene eter wit-
nessed bv the members of the Ramsded jury
wás that which occurred in the dead archi-
tect's private office yesterday afternoon, a
few feet from the spot where the stricken
man lay Friday. When Mr. Martling enterep
the room it was evident that he was suttenng
great mental anguish^ lie said, aud his voice
faltered, that Contrary to his advice his son
had pursued a wrong course siuci: the dis-
tressing affair of Friday, which deprived a
sweet woman of her husband, and darkened
a promising future Ills son had dealt the
fatal blow, but be had done it in self defense.
"When 1 got home Friday evening," he
Said, U1 found my wife and Mrs. Harrod of
Rivervlew together. I was feeling in a good
humor and began jesting with them, where-
upon my wife interrupted :ne, saving, 'This is
no time for joking. Johnny has' had trouble
tvlth Mr. Rxtnsden aud has hurt him, perhaps
seriouslr. He Is now at Mrs, Harrod's house.
She came here at his request to ask you to
Come over to him.* 1 went over immediate-
lv. He was not in when I arrived, having
gone to look at some new houses that-were
going up west of Harrod's, but carne in soon
after 1 arrived; about 8 o'clock I think it
was. He took me in the back yard and told
me what he had done."
"What did he say to you?" asked the pros-
"He said that he had quarreled with Rams-
den, and that the latter, calling him a vile
name, had made a furious onslaught on him
with a heavy ebony ferrule which he held in
a striking attitude. Johnny stepped through
the doorway in which he was standing into
the contractors' room, picked up a brick
which was lying on a pile of four or five sam-
ples ou the table next to the stationary
washstand, andas Ramsden entered threw it
at him. He saw nothing more, but ran down
stairs and boarded a west bound Ninth street
car, getting off at Penn street. From there
he walked through the southwest portion of
the city to Mrs. Harrod's house at Riverview,
when he told her of his trouble with Rams-
den and asked her to come over for me. I
advised him to come back and tell the whole
story, but he said lie couldn't. He talked
something of running away, but I dissuaded
him from doing so.
As Mr. Martling left the stand tears were
streaming from his eyes, Major Woodson
grasped his hand and uttered the words
which begin this article, while a juryman ex-
claimed: "Such a mau is tit lo uc president
uf the United States."
Kinney Killed. *
Springfield, Mo., Aug. 21.—Captain Nat
N. Kiuuey, the noted chief of the Bald
Knobbers, was shot aud killed yesterday fore-
noon at Forsythe, Taney county, by William
Mills, jr., an auti-Bald Knobber. The homi-
cide occurred iu J. S. Berry's store of which
Kinney had charge.
It appears that a feud had existed botwecn
the two men for several vears on account of
the Bald Knobber organization of which Kin-
ney was the chief, while Mills was on the ou-
posite side. It is said that Mills liad a
number of times severely denounced Kinney
for killing Andy Cogburn at Oak Grove near
Kirbyville nearly two years ago, and that Kin-
ney had beeu just as severe on Mills. Recently
both men took sides in the matrimonial
troubles and divorce suit of Mrs. Berry and
her husbaud. George L. Tavlor, a lawyer at
Forsythe, was employed by Mrs. Berry aud
her husband alleged that an improper inti-
macy grew betweeu them aud several shots
have lately been exchanged between Berry
and Taylor, but without effect Berry be-
coming involved financially his store was put
in the hands of Captain Kinney who was on
his side of the case, while Mills was a friend
of lawyer Taylor. Mrs. Berry's friends alleg-
ed that this was simply a scheme to prevent
her from receiviug money from her bu band.
The bad biood betweeu Kinuey and Mills
reached fever heat yesterday afternoon and
the latter went into the store, it is supposed,
to have a settlement with the former. Kinney
ordered Mills out and made a movement as if
to draw a revolver when Mills whipped out
his aud rapidly emptied its contents into
Kinuer's body killing him almost instantly.
Mills surrendered and was lodged in jail.
The homicide created intense excitement at
Forsythe aud great fears are entertained that
the Bald Knobbers may take Mills from the
jail and lyueh him as they did the Taylor boys
about three years ago, as Kinney had beeu
recognized as the head of the organizatiou
from the very first and was quite popular
among the members.'.
One rumor afioat this evening is that tbev
have already lynched Mills but this has not
been confirmed here.
Captain N. Kinley was a native of Scotland
and came to this country when quite young,
living first in Virginia where he entered the
uniou army during the war, subsequent to
which he went to Kansas and Colorado where
he Avas an employe of a railroad compauy. He
came to this city in 1SS2 ana engaged in sa-
looukeeping until about lour years ago wh«>n
he located a ranch in Taney cóuuty.
Kinney was about 60 years old and a man
of powerful physique, ii feet 7 inches in height
and weighed 2S5 pounds. Shortly after he
went to Taney county he was elected superin-
tendent of the Sunday school in his neighbor-
hood, although not a church member, and a
little later became the chief of the Bald
Knobbers. About his home he was very soci-
able and hospitable to his friends and stran-
gers, but somewhat given to braggadocio.
All the Taney county Bald Knobbers were
his friends and he had absolute control of
that organization, but many of the anti-
Kuobbers were ' his bitter enemies, and
claimed that be was largely responsible for
the bad name given to Taney couuty abroad.
His wife, sou aud daughter survive him.
It had often been predicted that Kinney
would meet a violent death, but his tragic
end yesterday was doubtless due to more trou-
ble between Berry and Taylor on account of
the former's wife than to his own acts. Ber-
ry a few days ago had both his wife smd Tay-
lor arrested on the charge of adultery, and
every^body about Forsythe was either on one
side or the other iu the sensational trial that
is still in progress.
From 1S84 to the breaking up of the Bold
Knob gang, Kinney was king of the boldest
band of outlaws that ever disgraced the
southwest His first individual murder was
the killing of Andrew Coghorn at a church
near Ozark on Sunday, March TJ, 18S6. After
this numerous outrages were charged to him
and his death is hailed with as much joy by
the anti-Kuobbers as it is with frenzied sor-
row by the members of the old band.
Topeka, Kan.. Aug. 21.— Nat Kinney, the
notorious chief of the Bald Kuobbers, who
was killed at Ozark, Ma. to-dav, was former-
ly a Kansas man, having in years past been a
Topeka hackdriver. He is well remembered
by the "old boys" of the city who have been
rounders iu their time. When he lived here
he did not fill the western definition of a bad
man. but was nevertheless engaged in numer-
ous drunken brawls, and on one occasion he
was laid out with a billiard cue in the hands
of a gentleman who now occupies a promi-
nent place in Kansas politics.
Traveler "Fnjoy Lively Fxperlences.
Pitts burg. Pa., Aug. 23.—The Baltimore
and Ohio mail train, which left Philadelphia
last Tuesday and was blockaded by the flood,
arrived in this city this evening after an
eventful trip of forty-hve hours. The passen-
gers fared very well with but few, ex-
ceptions. The greater portion of the time
they spent at the hotel jn Confidence and
this morning they took breakfast at the ho-
tel in Connellsvilie. The train started
for Pittsburg and had proceeded as far as
Alpsville, twenty-five miles from here, when
it crashed into the coal train which had been
left standing on the track. The shock waa
terrific and four coal cars, together with the
tender and baggage car of the mail train,
were badly wrecked. Fortunately no one waa
seriously injured. There were six persons In
the baggage e*rt but all escaped with alight
A Combination of Southern
¥he Negro Steals, and the White Man
Shoots-Milled by Hand and Mangled by
6ars—fiirdshot Etatefs flesh, at Little
llock—Before the Tribunal a Third Time-
Other News j
- • A itafee War Likely.
Ílorekcb, 8. €L, Aug. 2ft—Great excite-
ment prevails here and fears are entertained
at a general conflict between the White and
black because of a shooting affray Which re*
suited in the death of a negro desperado and
a respectable white mam
Thursday W; C. Blount, a constable, arrest-
ad jtm C. Muldrow, colored, for stealing;
Three negro women armed With hoes rescued
thfe prisoner, for which they were arrested
Friday and fined $10 each.
Thfese women were relatives of a, Walte*
Howe, a negro desperado, w ho swore venge-
ance against the constable Yesterday Ed-
ward Blount, the constable's brother, was
walking along the street when Howe, who
Rtstook him for the constable, suddenly ran
>ut of a 6tore and shot him through the
;roln. Blount, though desperately wounded,
Irew bis pistol and fired ¿bree shots at his
assailant, killing him instantly. Blount diea
Arrested tor Suspicious Acts.
Springfield, Mo., Aug. 26.—George Klrk-
patrick was arccsted and lodged in jail to-
night charged with murdering Henry C. Wil-
ton, whose body was cut to pieces by a Gulf
:rain a mile west of the city yesterday morn-
ng. The arrest was made on the theory that
EUrkpatrick killed Wilson to get his property
ind placed the body ou the railway track to
t>e mangled so as to hide his crime. Wilson
ind Kirkpatrick and his family- consisting of
lis wife and four childreu, came here several
lays ago from Pittsburg, Kan., and camped
in the west part of the city. They liad five
norses, two wagons and other property. At
;be inquest Kirkpatrick reluctantly admitted
:hat one team aud wagon and a few other
things belonged to Wilsou, and the public
idmitistrator took charge of the property,
[t Is believed Irom the evidence in the case
;hat Kirkpatrick would have quietly taken
ill the property as his own and gone else-
where If the authorities had not rigidly in-
vestigated the case.
ratal Affrays In Arkansas.
Little Rock. Ark., Aug. 2G.—Near Ken-
lett yesterday Eugene Wrigh t was shot and
!atatly wounded wilh a load of birdshot by
M. T. Thomas. The cause of the shooting
sa8 not learned. Thomas i s still it large.
James Mars and Frank Lewis yesterday be-
same involved in a difficulty iu Dogwood
township when Mars was stabbed and fatally
wounded by Lewis. Both parties arc justices
rf the peace in that township. Lewis made
Bud Gordon and Bud Wheeler got into a
Uspute at Arkadelphia Wednesday and
Wheeler picked up a club and hit Gordon
)ver the eye, mashing iu his skull. Wheeler
Ills Tliird Trial for Murder.
Martin, Tex., Aug. 26.—In the district
jourt yesterday R. L. Leddetter wa3 convict-
id of manslaughter and given five years in
the state prison. This was his third trial.
His first trial resulted in a verdict of murder
in the first degree with the death penelty. He
was charged witu the killing of a Bell countv
official iu 1886, while the latter w s in Falls
county executing a process upou Louis
Howking ou a charge of murder. At the last
term of court How king was convicted and
received a life sentence. A new trial being
granted he was at this term convicted and
üiveu the death penalty. This is the first time
that a jury in this countv has assessed the
death penalty after a verdict for a life term
had been given.
Itatlier Youthful Elopers.
Marshall, Mo., Aug. 24.—Ben Blanton
iged 19 and Maud Perry aged 14, eloped from
this city on the Chicago aud Alton train this
morning. Blanton purchased tickets to Pa-
)la. Kan. The families of both hve in the
ianie neighborhood south of here and the
jouple had known each other for vears. Bian-
ion applied yesterday for a marriage license
Dut whs refused because they were under
ige. The father of the girl lias telegraphed
¡he Paola authorities to arrest the couple.
Maxwell Land Grant Troubles.
Trinadad, Col., Aug. 23.—J. W. Lewill-
ng, who is digging an irrigating ditch ou the
and purchased by the Stonewall summer
'esort company from the Maxwell grant was
lotified by settlers that he should not prose-
cute the work and he 6ent to Trinidad for
irms and ammunition and will disregard the
threats against his life.
Mr. Randolph, himself an old settler at
Stonewall, but who occupied a ranch under
ease from the grant coinnaily, wrote a letter
to sheriff Burns here that 100 settlers had
sotilied his wife during his absence from
!iome that both himself and wife would be
nanged unless they should leave at once.
The sheriff has sent special deputies to the
icene to endeavor to keep the peace.
Ejectment suits are being prepared against
leventy-seven settlers, who go armed aud say
Neenah, Wis., Aug. 23.—Last night at 12
>'clock a fire started in the eu^ine room of
die Whiting paper mill, burning it to the
.round. About half au hour after the first
lames were seen a bleach rotary, measuring
;wenty-four feet iu length and seven and a
íalf in diameter, exploded aud was blown
southeast of the mili about 300 feet, killing
lourtecn men and injuring about the same
About 500 people were standing watching
the fire when the explosion occured, and
those who were killed aud injured were
itauding east of the mill on a tramway and
were struck by the rotary in its flight. The
□uge boiler was filled with bleach and water,
md it altogether weighed about ten tons.
The dead were all close together. They were
taken to the city hall, which was turned into
a morgue, and undertakers fixed the bodies
ap as well as possible aud placed them in
baskets and each was then turned over to its
relatives. Seven of the killed were coopers
Íiy trade aud were all employed iu the same
The fire caught In the boiler room, in a
large quantity of fuel, shavings, etc. The
fireman, Peter Nelson, had been out during
the eveuing and a frieud had worked for him.
About 12 o'clock he went from his post to get
a drink of water and upon looking back into
the boiler room found flumes among the piles
af shavings. Before he could get the hose or
pull the whistle to give the alarm the flames
rushed through the room and drove him out
By the time the fire department arrived the
mill was doomed.
victims of the disaster.
% The list of the dead is as follows: Gil-
bert Mericle, foreman of C. R. Smith's coop-
r shop, leaves a wife and five small childreu;
Louis Rescb, cooper, leaves a wife and three
¿bildreu; Jacob Vetter, cooper, leaves a wife
and three children. John Hoffman, cooper,
leaves a wife and three children; H. Knelke,
cooper, leaves a wife and three children; M.
Muntner, leaves a wife and six children.
John Moore, cooper, single; F. Sandover,
ímplove of Smith's pail factory, leaves a wife
and oue child; John Weaver, leaves a wife
aud four children; William Bublitz?, jr., 15
years old, son of Wrilliam Bublitze. a mer-
e-bant, F. Scbiffer,a Milwaukee and Northern
railroad emplove, .single J. Neis, single;
Joseph Brueggeu, single; S. Lieberhauser,
Those badly injured and who may probably
lie are: Mv'ron Fisher, broken leg in two
ttlaces and internal injuries; Carl Scbiffer.
arm broken; Thomas Jourdain, hip mangled
and internal injuries; Aucust Heckner, head
'injured; Johu Schmitzer, side injured;
Michael Zcmolozsky; F. Helbacb, bruised
A number of men, women and boys were
also injured by being hit by missiles from the
building, but none serious except those names
who re mentioned.
All of the killed will be burled at the city's
sxiensc, as they are all in poor circurn-
itance*, and soineof the families of the kdled
are destitute Mayor Lawson has appointed
a committee to solicit aid for the families of
the killed, and already a good deal of money
has been subscribed. Every factory in the
city was closed to day, and will remain so un-
til after the burials, while flags were placed
at half-mast on all the public buildings.
Quite a Wondertul Marlcsmn.
San Francisco,Cal., Aug. 22.—The steamer
Oceanic from China and Japan to-day brings
the following advices: A short time since at
Antique, Chins, s Spanish priest and one
ather Spaniard were attacked by a horde of
cative inhabitants with the Intent of putting
he priest to death. His companion fired at
the mob until fifty of them were killed.
SPinriirr or proceedings. 1
Washington, Aflg. 30l—After the adop-
tion of sefersl unimportant resolutions call-
ing on the departments for information in
regard to certain matters tbls morning, the
senate went into open executive session on
the fisheries treaty, and Mr. Morgan resumed
hit speech in favor of the ratification. Aiter
Mr Morgan had spoken over two hours he
yielded the floor in accordance with the agree-
ment of Friday last, so that the opponents of
the treaty tfiigbt present their views.
Mr. Hoar and Mr, Evarts spoke
sgainst the ratification of the
treaty and Mr. Gray in favor ot it Mr.
Morgan then proceeded to clo$e the discus-
sion and spoke till 6 o'clock, when the sen-
ste adjourned. He will have an hour to-
morrow in order to conclude his argument.
.¿.The house, after a lou£ debate, passed
the Chinese treaty bill.
Washington, Aug. 21.—After the reading
of the journal the senate went Into open exec-
utive session on the fisheries treaty and Mr.
Morgah proceeded with his speech in favor of
ratification. At the conclusion of Mr. Mor*
?;an's address, the treaty was reported back
ro'm the committee of the whole to the sen-
ate, and the vote was taken on the resolution
of ratification, requiring a two-thirds major-
ity. It was rejected by a like party vote-
yeas, 27; nars, 30 The house wbiled away
the day in consideration of the deficiency bill.
Washington, Aug. 22.—A senate bill ap-
propriating (75,000 for a public building iu
Kalamazoo, Mich., and the bill granting a
pension of $3,500 to the widow of General
Sheridan were reported and placed on the
calendar. Senator Beck offered as an amend-
ment to the house tariff bill an addiiional
section suspending all laws relating to the
sinking fund and had it referred to the com-
mittee on finance, also a bill to repeal all
sinking fund laws which was allowed to
lie en the table. Senator Bcck said lie could
name ten men to-day who could purchase
bonds and hold them and force the secretary
of the treasury, as the law stood, to pay $ 100,-
000,000 for every $ 1O0.OUO,000 of bonds he pur-
chased. The joint resolution appropriating
$200,000 to prevent the introduction of
cholera or yellow fever into the United States
was passed. The money was made Im-
mediately available Mr. Herbert, of Ala-
bama, presented the conference re-
port on the navy appropriation bill,
which after some debate was adopted. The
house then in commiltee of the whole took
up the general deficiencv bill. An ammend-
ment offered bv Mr. Burnes, of Missouri, ap-
propriating $562,487 to meet a deficiency for
railway mffll transportation, was adopted.
Another amendment appropriating $38,000 to
reimburse the state of Kentucky for expenses
lucurred in suppressing the rebellion, was
Washington, Aug. 23.—A bill to amend
the eleventh section of the act of February,
1887, authorizing the construction of a bridge
across the Mississippi river at St Louis, (ov
striking out the words "stockholders or")
was reported by Senator Vest from the com-
mittee on commerce, explained by him and
passed. The senate then proceeded to the
consideration of a preamble and resolution,
reported from the joint committee
on the library, acccpiing and re-
turning thanks lora bust of Garibaldi, pre-
sented to the United States by the Italian
citizens of this country. Mr. Chandler then
resumed his speech on the resolution for the
investigation of the last Louisiana election
fraud. The resolution was laid aside without
actiou. The senate then took up the resolu-
tion reported from the judiciary commiltee
on the ~3d of July, on the subject
of the suppression of colored votes
at the municipal election at Jackson, Miss.,
and Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, addressed the
senate in support of them. At this print a
message was received from the president ou
the rejection of the fisheries treaty and the
senate adjourned On motion of Mr. Mor-
rill, of Kansas, the senate bill was passed
authorizing the Leavenworth Rapid Transit
Railroad Company to construct a road across
the Fort Leavenworth (Kas.) Military
reservation. On motion of Mr. Grosvenor,
of Ohio, the senate bill was pass-
ed declaring that certain water reserve
lands iu Wisconsin are subject to the provis-
ions of the act of congress granting to rail-
road companies the right of way through the
public lands of the United State*. On motion
of Mr. Smith, of Arizona, a bill was passed
granting to the Tidal Land and Water Com-
pany the right of way through the Fort
Lowell Military reservation, Arizona.
Washington, Aug. 24.—Immediately after
the reading of the journal, the message from
the presideut on the subject ot the rejection
of the fisheries treaty was laid before the
senate and read iu full by the clerk. The
reading was listened ¿o by senators
an both sides of the chamber with
close attention. .When it came to a close Mr.
Sherman moved that it be printed and refer-
red to the committee on foreign relations.
After a lengthv discussion the matter went
aver without action and the senato adjourned
till Mondav The absence of a quorum in
the house precluded legislative actiou.
Struck by a Cyclone.
Baltimore, Ma, Aug. 22.—Reports of the
■lorm in the northern portion of the state are
coming in very slowly, but it is known that
the damage has been very severe. The cy-
clone struck the villaee ot Still Pond, Kent
couuty, with particular severity. Mauv
houses were blown down and ten perfple were
said to have been killed. There are no
telegraph communications and reports arc
mostly received from steamers arriving from
points along the bay.
At Still Pond the large frame building oc-
cupied as a canning establishment by Black &
Krebs of Baltimore, was struck about 4:30
o'clock and completely demolished. About
one hundred men, women aud children were
at work and in their efforts to escape from
the reck nine were killed outright, three were
dangerously hurt and a number slightly in-
jured by the falliug timbers. Tho killed are
C. Schweitzenberg, C Beauchamp and wife,
Lauri Alpheus. Auguste Goete, and his wife
aud two boys and Rosie Gould. The seriously
injured are Gusta ve Franzie and Frank aud
Maggie Scieffering. The employes of the
packing house were Bohemians and Germans,
who lived in Baltimore and worked ail sum-
mer iu the country, The remains of those
killed will be sent to Baltimore. The storm
demolished tmrny bouses and barns aud swept
clean all the orchards iu the vicinity. The
dwelling of William Willis was crushed like
an eggshell and Willis was fatally injured
about the head.
The storm came from the southwest and
swept across the state diagonally in a track
about two miles in width. On the west side
of the Chesapeake bav there wa6 considera-
ble damage, frame houses and barns being
crushed and growing crops swept away. As
the cyclone crossed the bay it seemed to
Cather force. An immense waterspout form-
ed at the head of the bay, which swept Pool's
island and disappeared into the northwest.
Kent county suffered the most severely,
peach orchards and cornfields beiug complete-
ly cleared, and the damage will be very
heavy. Several small vessels were upset but
no lives are known to have been lost.
Sabetha, Kan., Aug. 23.—Frank Michaels,
G. L. Webster and J. 1* Taylor were arrested
this morning on the outskirts of the city
charged with selling intoxicating liquors,
commonly called whisky. They retailed the
ardent from a keg well concealed i* a covered
wagon. They had with them a girl 17 years
of age, who when taken before Judge
Corwin told a pitiful tale. She was on her
way to her brother's in the southern part of
the state and at Centra lia, where she was
obliged to cross the country to the other
railroad, met on of the above men, who told
her he was running a hack line and offered
for a small sum to make the transfer. Once
on the way they made her submit to their in-
famons plans and had since then kept her
with them, forcing her to lead a life of shame
to help out their income from their illicit
business. She gave the name qf Minnie
Laduer. Their trial is set for 3 p. m. to-day.
Seized Opium Boldly Stolen.
Buffalo, N. Y., 24.—In Ogdensburg yes-
terday three reputable cit zens, John W.
Stone, lawyer, Nathaniel H. Little, jr. deputy
collector of customs, and William U. Cum-
mlnsky, janitor of the custom house, wef#
arrested on warrants sworn out before United
States Commissioner Faircbild here bv J. J.
Crowley, special agent of tne treasury de-
partment at Washington, ou the charge oí
conspiring to defraud the United States of
about <<0 pounds of prepared opium stored
in the custom house at that place. This is
the outcome of the arrest of Erwin R. Gard-
ner at Ogdensburg last winter with nearly
$25,000 worth of opium in his possession.
When Gardner was arrested in Chicago Tues-
day it was found that the opium he was sell-
ing was tne identical goodf which had been
found in his possession and tbatof his cousin
last winter and had been placed in the cus toes
house st Ogdensburg for sale keeping.
A de ticte that rlngeth, which Is e Uy
palmed in the right hand, has caused many a
nickel to swell the pockets of dishonest cable
line conductors of Kansas City.
The adverse decision of the Washington
territory supreme court in the woman suf-
frage case has been sppealed to the United
States supr eme court
President Van Horn of the Canadian Pa-
•ific railway is to be knighted by the queen
>f England tor his services. He wss born in
loliet. III, and began his career as a night
The train on the Pennsylvania railway from
Chicago to Néw York known as the special
s to make thirty minutes faster time.
Sir John Rose, formerly finance minister of
Uanada, fell dead in the north of Scotland
vhiie hunting. Cause, heart disease.
Michael Crane of Shelby, O., committed
lulcide iu a suburb of Cincinnati by putting
lis head ou the track iu front of a moving
John D. Gillett, the cattle king of Illinois,
ather-in-law of Governor Oglesby, died at
bfackinaw, Mich. His fortuue is estimated
it $650, U0J.
Four tramps waiting on a track near Jersey
2ity, N. J.,the other morning were run dowu
>y an express train aud three killed.
Recently two men were killed and several
ithers seriously injured by the cxplosiou
>f a threshing machine engine boiler south
>f Corry, Pa.
The Illinois Central's proposed new rates to
3ioux City, Ia., were not put into cffect as
The new Iiod crop about Watervllle, N. Y.,
las panned out only about 63 per cent of an
The republicans of the Fifth Maryland dis-
trict have nominated Sidney E. Mudd for
Tiie forces of the Congo Free State, Africa,
iiave recaptured Stanley Falls statiou from
Nearly a block of business houses In Clin-
ton, Ind., were destroyed by fire, causing
The hotel at Bon Aqua Springs, Tenn., was
lestroved by fire. The guests all escaped.
Three boys were shot and eeriotisly Injured
aear Kenosha, Wis., b/ the accidental dis-
charge of lienry King's shotgun.
Count Andrassy, the great Austrian states-
man, Is suffering from a disease of the kid-
aeys which has brought on paralysis.
The Central Pacific overland flyer is to be
liscontinued after September 1, the daily
aassenger service east being reduced to one
All efforts so f. r made to bring about the
;ndof the dressed beef war on eastern roads
jave failed, the roundabout liues iusisting on
Hie Archduke Albrecht, field marshal and
commander in chief of the Austrian arm}*,
has bten invited to attend the autumn ina-
ueuvers of the German trooops.
Advices from London say that recently
cholera broke out on the Portuguese transport
India while bound from Micaoto Mozambique
and within forty-eight hours there were thir-
ty-eight cases, twenty-four of which proved
S. P. Adams, of Dubuque, la., has entered
fifty-one injuuetiou suits against saloonkeep-
An insane Italian created a panic on a
Grand Trunk car coming into Chicago recent-
ly. lie was t'ually secured.
Ex-United States Senator C. W. Cathcart
3ied at Michigan City, Iud. He was in cou-
^ress prior to 1855.
The men arrested at Denver, Col., as gold
coin counterfeiters have turned out to be
only clever confidence men.
Hcrr Trefort, minister of public instruction
in the Hungarian cabinet, is dead.
The latest Afghan uprising has resulted in
the overthrow of the would-be ameer by his
Hundreds of witnesses In moonshine
arhisky cases arc detained at Greenville, S.
'J., by the lack of funds of the United States
:ourt. Many are lodged iu the jail.
The Northern Pacific railway company has
.•ompleted the sale of $ >,000,000 of Its securi-
;fes to a German syndicate represented by
9enry Villard. The floating debt will be ex-
According to the latest report the prospects
ire now that the new wall paper trust tvilt
lot be formed, several manufacturers object-
ng fo the proposed contract
Eight French iron clads have been ordered
0 reinforce the French squadron in the Med-
A registered package containing $10,000 in
noney from Portland, Ore., was found to
íave been stolen between that city aud New
fork. A duplicate key was used.
Germans are reported to have landed at
leveral |K)intson the Zanzibar coast line and
:ut down and removed the sultan's flags.
The Prussian press regard the visit of
Premier Cri6pi of Italy to Germany with per-
No change has occurred In the condition of
Robert Garrett the Baltimore magnate, who
s still in New York city.
Father William McMabon, pastor of St.
Bridget's church, Cleveland, Ohio, has been
ippolnted natioual treasurer of the American
Catholic total abstinence society.
Hail caused the blockade at nine points of
1 railroad in southern France recently.
The infanta Eulalie, youngest sister of the
ate king of Spain, has beeu declared a victim
The seventh anniversary of the great Cbau-
;auqua (N. Y.) literary and scientific circles
:ook place recently, over five hundred persons
massing under the arches.
The tall tower of the new Church of the
Tonvent, Washington, D. C.. fell recently,
¡rushing in the entire front of the edifice and
:auslug $2U,000 damage.
Services over the remains of the late Bish-
)p Harris of Detroit, Alich., who died in Lon-
ion, Eng., Tuesday, were held iu Westmin-
ster abbey. The body will be shipped to
The Turkish government has promised to
promote the German officers in the Turkish
«rmy, and those who proposed to resign have
decided to remain.
Richard C. Harris, wholesale paper dealer,
Vew York City, has made an assignment
*ith $9,000 preferences.
The Berghoff brewery at Fort Wayne, Ind.,
vas destroved bv fire caused by an explosion
n the malt room. .Loss $1sj0,000.
The president has approved the act for a
jublic building at Jackson, Mich.
The Exchange Bank at Dardenelle, Ark.,
jas l cen closed bv the United Sutes marshal
mi attachments for $15,000. It is thought de-
bitors will not suffer.
Three members of an extensive counter-
feiting band, with branches in Chicago,
Santa Fe, San Francisco and other points
lave been arrested at Denver.
The coal dealers of Chicago have decided
x) advance their prices 25 cents per ton to
neet the new railroad rates.
The fonrth annual convention of the society
)f American florists is now in session in New
Fork city wilh delegates from many sections
Lightning on the fann of George Raines
iear Cheyenne, Wyo., killed eighteen head oí
uloodcd horses worth $20,000,
It is reported in Rome that the Italian gov-
ernment has decided to send a new expedi-
tion to Abyssinia.
Dan Lyons, the murderer of Qulnn, the
ithlete of New York, waa banged in the
Tombs yard. He was game till the last
Wheeling. W. Va., is suffering a repetition
Df its dire July floods.
Tbeeityof Leon, Méx., is rapidly recover-
ng from the effects of the recent terrific
Mrs. Christiana Keefer and daughter have
been arrested in Terre Haute for defacing
and raising money.
Brass instead ot
England has more treatise
ether countries combined.
BYIctorlen Sardon's chirography Is
undecipherable than tbe late Horace Gree-
Parisian ladles smoke dellclously-scented
cigaretts tinctured with rosea; carnations ot
Judge Kelley, 4Hbc father of the house **
waa a jeweler before he turned his attention
H. Rider Haggard, in spite of his succeea
as a novel writer considers the practice of
law his chief occupation.
The late Chief Justice Waite had four mes-
sengers during his fifteen years on the su-
preme bench. Three of them went mad.
Parisians are talking of erecting a monu-
ment to Jaques Daviel, tbe first oculiat t
practice excision of cataracts. He described,
his method in 1752.
Mr. Ruskin is figuring in a new direction.
The most popular drink in London at present
is milk and soda water—half and half. The
great art critic is the inventor of this bever-
Tbe King of Abyssinia hates smoking and
chewing so intensely that he cuts off the
noses and lips of those who indulge in the
habit Some day he will be assassinated by
Gen. Lew Wallace Is passionately fond of
the gentle sport which Iz&ak Walton made
immortal. He was especially active In tho
recent fly casting touruameut of the fisher-
men of the state of lndiaua.
An investigation of the list of persons in
France who have the decoration of the Le-
gion of Honor has revealed that more than
two huudrcd obtained It by bribery or Im-
proper means. Their names will be stricken
A lady of Texarkana,Texas, the other nigh!
placed five hundred dollars in bank notes iu
the oven for safety while she attended the
theatre. She forgot to tako It out, and the
servant girl burned it up while gettiug break-
fast the next morning.
Paul Desgrauges, of Philadelphia, has col-
lected 1,000.000 cancsled postaee stamps. He
has put them up in packages of 50,1)00 stamps
each,tbe packages weighing over five pouu<^
each. It has taken him six years to make
this useless collection.
Various valuables which were presented to
the Pope as jubilee offerings, and which were
ou exhibition, have been stolen from the
Vatican. Among the stolen articles are a
chalice valued at £2,000, some gold snuff box-
es aud several pairs of slipiters.
The Vaticau is the most polite rourt In Eu-
rope. Replies to all communications are ad-
dressed with the titles assumed by the orig-
inal correspondents, be they counts, dukes oi
pricces. The Pope never stops to ask wheth-
er they are genulue noblemen or not
Marriages are not allowed Iu Russia before
the male Is eighteen and the female sixteen,
nor are men over eighty or women over sixty
permitted to enter wedlock. A fourth mar-
riage is illegal. Priests may marry only once.
Marriages iu secret without witucsses are uol
People are dying from hunger in some parti
of Turkey. A correspondent explains thai
the famine In central Turkey resulting from
drought and in eastern Turkey from devas-
tation of ten thousaud square miles by lo-
custs, is now culuiiuatiug iu utter destitution
The cross-eyed man has found his province
at last It is love-innking on the sly, An
lndiaua farmer, whose daughter ran away
with a cross eyed farm hand, declared that he
never could tell when his hired mau was
looking at his daughter, aud therefore he
didn't suspect him,
Baron de Hirsch has not vet made his al-
leged magnificent endowment of Jewish
schools iu Russia, but lias invited suggcst'.oni
from several sources as to the best means of
giving effect to some benevolent intention^
and has entered into negotiations with the
Russian government ou the subject
The damage to European crops cannot be
wholly retrieved by fair weather in the future,
and it will take an extraordinarily full pro-
duction of spring \\heat In this country ta
offset the damage done tbe winter wheat,
which, as threshing progresses,proves to have
been more severe than at first supposed.
An unhappy season in France Is during
the time of conscription, when every young
man of proper nge is obliged to walk u(
and draw from an urn a ball. If he takes* a
black one,It means three years service in the
army; if a white one, lie is exempt The on-
ly sou of a widow is exempt. Substitute)
can be furnished.
Iu view of the damage done lo fruit grow-
ers in the northern counties of New Jersey by
swarms of destructive insects, the farmers are
appealing to the puMic to protect moles, field
mice nnd all iusectivorous birds but tbe Eug-
lish sparrow. The insects have wrought fesr-
ful havoc this season, and the yield of small
fruits will be almost a total failure.
Sir E lward Baincs Is said to be tbe Eldest
active journalist Jn Europe. He is 8S years
old, and his paper is The I¿eedt Mercury. Ho
began his career as a journalist three years
after the battle of Waterloo, but was present
as a reporter for The Mercar¡/ at the battle
of Waterloo In 1810, and has been contin-
uously in newspaper life ever since.
Street-car tickets arc a glut in the market
in Galveston, Tex. There was a dearth ol
small change, it was proposed to utalize the
car tickets for that purpose; so the car com-
panies increased the issue to accommodate
this new use, and now tjic merchants find
themselves with enough car tickets on hand
to give the entire population a ride for sever-
Travelers through the Hoosac Tunnel re-
cently experienced a curious change In tbe
weather. Ou entering the eastern end of the
tunnel, the travelers left a country on which
rain was jiouring and which was devoid of
every vestage of snow. On leaving the tun-
nel. the travelers saw with astonishment a
driving /now storm and a enow-covered
In Whitewood, D. T., the other day, a
ranchman got howling drunk and was arrest-
ed. The autboritica,for lack of a better place,
locked him up in an empty box car. Some
time In the night a train pickefl up tbe car,
and when the ranchman woke up in tbe morn-
ing he fouud himself fifty milea from home
and without a cent He intends to bring suit
Senator Voobees recently visited tbe pen-
sion office,at Washington,and was astonished
to recognize in a man hauling a truek filled
with documents an ex-judge once (irbminent
in Indiana. Stopping hirn the senator ex-
claimed: "Thunder and lightning! A judge
in Indiana—a horse in Washington 1" The
next day the ' horse" was promoted to a
place more befitting his former dignity.
An edict has been issued in China order
ing the sales of office of honorary rank and
precedence and of certain degree and
liter«ry honors, to provide funds to repair
the damage done by tbe Yellow river dis-
aster. Petty distinctions, such as feathers,
are to be sold; but the principal revenue Is
expected £o be derived from the sale of a
hew rank specially deviacd for tbe pur-
A Dead wood paper contains the following:
4"There ia a bigh-tooed cuss on Sherman
street of socialistic tendencies who practices
his political teacblngs. He has no wood, bat
a poor woman In the neighborhood has. She
worked and earned it, and he divides with
her. He alwaya waits until he thinks she has
gone to bed before he makea the divvy, and
carries bis part home. We will gire hie
tf lie doesn't quit,
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