The Edmond Sun--Democrat. (Edmond, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 6, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, November 23, 1894 Page: 1 of 4
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KDMOND. OKLAHOMA TKKKITORY, FKIDAY- NOV KM HMK *2:U NiU.
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bored! That was
what he said aud
what lie meant
lie always wanted
to he away from
town on these dull
And he had always
been very fortn-
1 nate in the matter
of invitations. This
year he had hern asked to go up the
Hudson to the l)e Pet tits' place. And
now that was spoiled, old Mrs. l)e
Pettit having heen so inconsiderate as
to die of heart disease the week
previous, the invitations for the house-
party were all recalled. And Lorri
mer had the pleasing prospect of a
long, stupid day in his batclielor
apartment varied by an evening at the
•club, perhaps, though he meant not to
show himself there, if possible, owing
to the likelihood of meeting Sargent,
who never was nsked anywhere by
swell people and who would rejoice in
jealous consequence at Lorriraer'e dis-
With these thoughts the young bank
attache, whose hours were immaterial,
his uncle being president of the bank,
and whose income was the result of a
legacy rather than of his salary, en-
deavored to compose himself to slum-
ber and again, after troubled dreams,
awakened to a gray November dawn.
"It's that confounded Thanksgiving
day," he grumbled, turned over and
tried again to sleep. "The day is a
doleful one, ' he meditated; it s a
plebeian feast in every sense The
upper classes require no one to tell
them when and for what to pray; they
know enough to render thanks to tiie
Lord every day in tho year—especially
Sundays in church like decent Chris-
tiana As for this gorging oneself ou
ordinary barnyard fowl, it thoroughly
Inexpressibly bored, Mr. Wilsou
Lorriiner fell into another doze, which
presently became slumber, and lasted
till noon. Not employing«a valet, aud
having given the young colored lad
• -' twites
"siies TEI.LIN AGAIN."
who cared for his rooms aud made his
coffee on a patent gas arrangement
from a drop tube strict orders not to
uppear until midday, he suffered no
disturbance. Chris, tho boy in ques-
tion, had therefore just arrived and
was busy fixing the bath, when Mr.
Lorrimer opened his eyes. It wns not
Chris w,ho awakened him, however,
but the persistent, incessant ringing
of the street bell.
"For heaven's sake." said Lorrimer,
"go down and seo what idiot is doing
Chris obeyed promptly, though It
meant four flights of stairs: but he
was a long time returning. 11«> came
not back alone A rustle of skirts
betokened company. Mr. Lorrimer
wondered if his laundress expected a
holiday gift. He was out of bed and
had crawled into his slippers and pro-
fuse bath robe.
"Tell her to wait outside," he cied:
"you hear me, Chris? Tell her to
stay out What does she want, any-
way, coming here at daylight'.'" He
had not ranch idea of the time of dav.
A high ^soprano .voice suddenly
startled him: "I will go in—! wiil
see him! Oh, you Lorrimer, you: you
can't escape me now! I've found you
out, try as you may. to hide iu there
1 toll you I will see him!"
"What the deuce ■" yelled the
young gentleman, who then made use
of a stronger word "Come in hern.
What are you doing with a woman
out there? Come in and shut the door
sh 's made a mistake. She's look-
ing for another man. I don't know
"No. you don't shut the door." the
woman screamed; "no you don't. Mr.
Lorrimer. I'm your wife, anil I won't
be thrown out Oh! I've had a hard
enough time to find you these two
years. I've worked my way acro-s
the contiuent to find you. Oh. ;/>•*'
it's easy to marry a poor girl out in
tho wild mountains of tin* west and
then get tired of her and desert her
when her twin babies are only a
mouth old, so she can't follow you.
Oh. yes, Will Lorrimer—"
Mr. Lorrimer gave a hoarse shriek
and fell back on his folding-bed so
heavily that it nearly closed up with
him. Chris, having heart the wild
cry, banged the door shut in the furi- i
ous woman's face and came in, look- |
"My, Mr. Lorrimer, but she's got
'em bad! Wouldn't blame any man
for leaving her Golly, but she's
"Oh, Chris!" returned the gentle-
man, faintly. "I—1 swear 1 don't re-
1 member any woman out west There
was a girl, but 1 didu't look at her
much. Hut she—she seems to know
my name and the time I went out
there aud came back. Oh! 1 don't know
— what does she mean—what does she
look like? Quick, tell me: she's kick-
ing the door in. The people down
stairs will be up in a minute. What
shall 1 do?"
Perspiration was on his forehead.
' She ain't bad looking," said Chris,
"she's kind of short and thick. She's
got yellow hair cut short and curly
and seems like she touched up her
cheeks with paint Looks kind o'
"She's yelling again. Oo there,
Chris, go and save the door. Hear
her. She says she's got tho twins
down stairs. Oh, what will I do if
tho squalling brats come up here.
She's telling the names of the fellows
1 was with—see that—Crosby—Kuttan
—. Oh, sho knows something. What
if 1 did it when 1 was drunk—married
that slangy, horrid thing? She had
yellow hair that curled—she might
have cut it—what if 1 did this dread-
ful thing—and had twins and deserted
them—oh, but that couldn't be. 1
wasn't druuk for a year, though I
might have been for a night. Chris,
goout again—and—and—question her.
Say I'm sick aud ask her all about it.
Tell her I never did nnything so
wicked—and all the circumstances
have slipped my memory (let the
Chris Hew out and shut the door be-
hind him. At that instant the street
bell began to ring again. Lorrimer
hurried his face in the pillow and
stopped his ears with tho bath-robe
It was the twins perhaps He forgot
that two yoars old is young to reach
The next he knew Chris had re-
' turned, letting himself and another in
with the latch key. Lorrimer felt a
hand on his shoulder and heard the
voice of a former college chum aud in-
"Hazard!" he gasped. "Is that you?"
"What's the row?" asked his frieud.
"Oh, Hazard, that woman—you saw
her; what shall 1 do? What will peo-
"Well," said his friend, judicially,
"you know it might seem queer to see \
a young blonde female nt the door of j
a straight laced fellow like yourself
at this time of day. It's quite too
early, my boy, or else it's quite too
lato. You ought to manage better."
"I think you might leave out your
joko and heip me a little." said Lorri-
mer, scrambling to his feet in a fit of
desperation. "Won't you, for heaven's
sake, go out and send her away? It's
easy to say I'm sick—say I've got
Binallpox or whooping cough or any-
thing horrible. 1 beg of you. Offer
her anything to go away. Tell her I
don't remember tho least thing about
"I'll do my best, old man." said
Hazard, bravely, and hurried out
Lorrimer held his breath and crept
near the door. Hazard wns succeed-
ing it seemed. He had reduced the
conversation to whispers, broken now
and then by something like a sob
After many moments Hazard came
"I've fixed it, old fellow. She's
agreed to compromise. I've promised
her a lot of things hod to—"
"What did you promise?" Lorrimer
wrapped his bath robe closcr and
"Well, first she says as to-day's
Thanksgiving she requires a good
dinner. She doesn't insist on Del-
monico's—in fact, there are other
places she might prefer—more select
and expensive. A party of six would
suit tier—including herself and
'What!' roared Lorrimer. "She
thinks I'll appear in public with
"llusht (Jo slow, old man. The
twins won't l e in evidence. She'll
look better in evening dress. Then—
hs to the wine. There must be at
least a dozen of champagne and a box
of cigars for each of the six."
Drive her away!'' cried Lorrimer,
"She'll ruin mo! Drive her away!"
"Hush hush! There—she hoard
you; she's kicking the door again
Oh, Well, you've spoiled it all; there's
no use tr-. ing to help some people."
"I'll agreo— I'll agree," gasped Lor-
rimer exhausted!v, "I'll agree."
' All right, I'll tell her."
The kicking ceased. Hazard came
back. "She says for you to call out
loudly in your own voice that you
"1 promise!" yelled Lorrimer.
"On your honor as a gentleman?"
"On my honor as a geutlemau.
Well, why doesn't sho go away?"
"She's straightening her hat; it
"Hut, I say, Hazard, it's an infernal
"Old man, I'm afraid it's all too
"That I married her?" Lorrimer's
"Well, perhaps not you yourself ex-
actly. Hut some one else might have
used your name—pretended to bo
Lorrimer jumped a foot high.
"Crosby! Crosby did it It's his
work That woman's name is Crosby
She's his wife—and just to think that
"Then why didn't you put.your head
out and let her see you weren't the
"I'll do it now."
"I'll tell her then." Hazard ran to
the entry. There was a scuttle and the
door llew open.
"Keep her out!" cried Lorrimer. I
don't want her to come in. Keep her
out" He sprang behind a screen.
"Keep her out"
"I can't, old man," said Hazard,
"Call Chris Put her out!" Lorri-
mer bobbed up and down, frantically.
The woman made a wild dash at him
and seized his hair. There was a
struggle; tho screen overturned; the
two rolled over and over.
"I say," said Hazard, "for goodness
sake! the joke's gono far enough.
Crosby, get up and take off that tog-
gery. You can't play football in pet-
ticoats Lorrimer, there's no use get-
ting mud. It was only a little lark.
We thought you'd seo through the
cluimpagno and cigars"
"Of all idiotic foolery," began Lor-
rimer, disgustedly, as he got up and
rearranged his draperies. "To come
to a man's house at daybreak and
make fools of yourselves! Why don't
LOT.It 1MKit momentarily anticipated
you hire a wagon and parade the
streets with penny trumpets? (if
course that dinner business falls
"Not a bit of It," the others cried
in unison. "It was a promise on your
honor as a gentleman."
"Lorrimer reflected "Rut what if
I have another engagement?"
"Oh, that's all right You order
the dinner; we'll eat it"
"Iiut I haven't though," he immed-
iately added. "To tell the truth, I'm
awfully obliged to you fellows I
hadn't a thing iu view; I was just go-
ing to be bored to death."
ila, and we saved you," said
"Yes," putin Hazard, "we've made
ita day of real Thanksgiving for you,"
"I'd like to know how.''
"Why, you've a heap to be thank-
ful for, old man; you ought to be
wild with joy that it isn't true."
"The wife aud children."
"Oh, go away, please. I'd really
like to be allowed to dress I'll meet
you fellows at Del s at 0."
STATES AND NATION.
Kom« Hlffer.-nrt-a About Observance of
Thanksgiving is a legal holiday in
the United States. It is set apart as a
day upon which all tho people may
join in returning thanks to Almighty
(iod for the blessings of the year. All
the states do not j >in with the na-
tional government in the thanksgiv-
ing. Soine states in the south and
west, though recoguizing the day in
spirit, set apart for observance, some
other day than that designated in
the presidential proclamation. In
1MH the state of Oregon had two sepa-
rate days for Thanksgiving, the gov-
ernor refusing to observe tho presi-
dential proclamation sent from Wash-
ington. Thoso opposed to the gov-
ernor's course celebrated the uational
holiday while those loyal to the gov-
ernor gave thanks ou the day set
ti part by him.
HAD TO FIGHT.
Hew a « aptnln Inforrtd HiMrlpllne
I'ho British ship City of Klorenoe
was lying at anchor off Sun Francisco
waiting to sail. There was a breeze
of excitement on Iniard, the result of
which was a ••scrap" b'tween two
sailors and a plunge for liberty into
the buy. I'ho crew had been engaged
for some days, and the steward and
the cook hail become great cronies,
and Captain Leask noticed that the
steward spent most of his lime in the
galley, and he took him to one side
and spok*i to him "like a father." Ho
told him that it was very bad policy
to get chummy with the cook, for it
would be sure to end in u disagree-
As the captain had predicted, it
came to |>ass that the cook wont to
hiin with a long complaint about the
steward, and scarcely had he gone
out of tho cabin when tho steward
in with a similar tale.
••Wait a bit." said' Captain Leask,
and he passed the word for the cook.
\\ hen the latter entered tho cabin tho
••Now, then, you two gentlemen
have started to tight, and we sail to-
morrow. It will l)e a continual fight
on the home voyage, so the two of you
go out there on the main deck and
pummel each other until onu cries
enough, and let mo hear no more of
Tho men went out an I fought each
other to a finish. There was little
science displayed, but both could fight.
I ho steward Is'gged to !*> excused at
the end of half an hour, but the cap-
tain insisted that tho light l>o con-
tinued. Tho steward arose to the
occasion and landed on the cook's star-
bourd ear. and the cook responded
with a blow that knocked all the wind
out of the steward's sails. The stew-
ard failed to come to time and sat on
the deek until he recovered his wind.
"(Jo forward," said the captain to
the cook. Tho steward began to strip
"What are you doing?" demanded
• I'm going ashore," said the stew-
ard, surlily; "I've had enough of this
• Have you? Well, take your clothes
with you. I don't want them. Put on
Hie steward put on his coat and
.then went to the suit • Captain Leask
did not interfere with him, and ho ,
sprang lightly to the rail and took a
header into the bay.
"Follow that man in a boat," cried
the captain quickly to the mate, "and
let him swim till he can't swim any
more, then bring him back."
The orders wore obeyed with alac-
rity and the boat followed the unfor-
tunate steward until he apjieuled to
the mate to take him back to the ship.
He was taken back and landed on tho
ship a soaked, repentant, and crest-
LIKE A FLOCK OF BIRDS.
I lying Fisli Chased Out of Hip Water,
Sour an Fightli of a Mile.
A few days ago a strong wind was
blowing off Seal rock, Catalina island,
and a number of fishermen were
treated to a wonderful exhibition of
lolty tumbling, says the Los Angeles
llerakl. A school of large tunas were
charging a school of flying fishes up j
the wind; and the hitter were leaping
from the water in every direction, and
• aught by it were literally lifted ten,
twenty, and even thirty feet into tho
air, their bodies glistening like Hecks
of silver against the blue sky. Some-
times fifty would be in the air at tho
same time, resembling a flock of birds
in their flight. The question whether
this is a true flight or not has occas-
ioned much discussion, and almost
every one is willing to affirm that
he can.see the wings or fins move up
and down. The flying flsh leaves tho
water, flies an eighth of a mile', has
boon known to plunge through tho
windows on the steamer Hermosa, und
often flies upon the beach at Avalon,
and lately a lady sitting on the sand
received one fairly in her lup. An-
other lady was struck in the back,
and one of tho boatmen was knocked
down and his eye blackened by one of
these fish striking him at night. Tho
writer knows of an instance on the At-
lantic coast where the man at tho
wheel of a vessel was knocked down
by one and stunned—incidents enough
to give the flier a reputation as a fish
of remarkable habits. Yet the fish
does not fly. When alarmed it rushes
out of tho water at an angle of about
forty-live degrees, by a violent motion
of the tail, using it as a screw. This
act givos to the entire body a tremu-
lous, vibi.- *ory motion, imparting it
to tho wings,which appear to flap* but
a second later the fish is clear of
tho water, and side and under
fins or wings are spread and fixod and
serve simply as parachutes to bear tho
fish up. Gravity tends to pull it
down, but th • air beneath presses on
the wings, keeping it up until the mo- ;
mentum acquired In the screw-liko
motion is exhausted, then tho tail
drops and tho moment it touches tho
water the screw-liko motion is
begun, forcing the fish out
of water again. This can lie dono
four or live times, esjjoeially when a
tuna or alhicaro is following, during
which tho fish soars out of the water
perhaps an eighth of a milo or more.
It is the same flight as that of the fly-
ing squirrel and other soaring mam-
mals. The flying fishes are found in
ali seas, but this of Cutalina waters is
the largest ami most jMiwerful. They
• •an change their course to h limited
extent, but as a rule they rush away
How I hey (in.
Cigar Dealer, disconsolately — I've
lost anothoi steady customer for my
••No: gone ofl ou a wedding tour.11
"He'll come back."
•Ye-, and then he'll begin smoking
Few«*r Notes In I In-iilallon.
It is worth noting that the bank of
Kngland has fower notes in circulation
than it had fifteen years ago and the
total active note circulation of Kng-
land in hardly -1•«• iit<•. than when tho
act of ISi | was passed. Hank notes
are used much l«\s in business than
formerly, other means of exchange
having tak n their plue
A BLOODY BATTLE.
ARMENIANS MURDERED IN
Two Men Mortally Woumted In a 1 Ight
at Owombnro, Ky.
| owknsboro, Ky.. Nov. 19. A bloody
| battle was fought hero yesterday, in
which John Ashby, an ex-policeman,
Hiomicurtiiing Tale of Horror Wo- und Jock Heverin, a grocer and
men Outraged ami Mniiiaired — oitl uloonist, were mortally wounded and
and Youog t:ath!e sijr .Murdered Com- 11 policoman wounded. Heverin had
plaint Made to the llrltlati. , told Ashby nnd his gang to stop danc-
ing in hia place on Sunday. They
WAS A DEADLY BLOW.
FITZSIMMONS KILLS HIS SPAR
London, Nov. 19. —The chairman of
the Armenian Patriotic association,
left and fri^ntetiod some women
disreputable house by a sham fight.
One of tho women ran to Ileverin's
IS. Ilagopian, has sent tho following I with the story that a man was out to
letter, received from an Armenian, pieces. Eugene Heverin heard them
whose name is not given because it laughing nnd assured her that the
wonld jeopardize his life; to the earl ' ",len 011 h.' kl nniln[r. Just
of Kirnberly, tho secretary o( .late „£!} , ^ amlTtT.Ue.MWrln
for foreign affairs li.o loiter i dated witl, Heverin t an into tho
Hith a and says: Troops commanded house and he nnd his brother up-
by a pasha and a marshal have been pealed to two policemen who up-
hurried to the district. peared for protection When Ashl \
"The pasha had un order fro m Con- I came up they asked hi in what he
stantinople to cut the Armenians up, | wanted. Ashby drew a revolver nnd
root ami branch, nnd adjuring the fired at Jack Heverin. Immediately
soldiers to do so if they loved their | *cven pistols were drawn and a per-
king and government. ' feet fusilade followed. Nineteen
"Six to ten thousand persons met I shots wore fired. Ashby fell with a
such a fate as even tho darkest ages j 'n Ms right breast and is now
of darkened Africa hardly wit- ' dying.
uessed, for the women anil tender I Heverin fell with n bullet in
babes might at least have had a
chance for a life of slavery,
while their womanhood was but a
his left breast, ono iu the left
nnd one linger was shot off. He oai
not live. (Itlieer Stuart received
BOOKMAKERS IN A BOX.
An Fa«t St. I.nui* ,lu«th-e Hold* That
I .oat Money M:iy lie llcrovrrnl.
lOt'is, Mo., Nov. 10.— In Juatici
mockery before the cruel lust that ! l,a" *n '"s 'l'g All parties impli-
ended its debauch by stabbing women <*ated. or which there nre about
to death with the bayonet, while ten- | eleven, are of prominent families,
der babes were impaled with the
same weapon on their dead mothers'
breasts, or perhaps seized by the hair
to have their heads lopped off with
"Iu ono place, 300 or 400 women, w.. wv,
",r •"•InST'oriwl.to wrve viio pur- I .l,raea'7.'\Vv'att'- oourt "in ' KmT«
poses 03- the merciless soldiers, were . ,.„s„ ■■ . , ,
hacked to pieces by sword and bayo- ! . '' , , r''
net in tho valley below. * I coverv ,,f 8184 lost at t,u' h,l8t Mde
"In another place, sixty young ' race track during October. When
brides nnd more attractive girls were ,,n,u, wttu •" «•** < 1 .«-•. .
crowded into a church and after being
outraged were slaughtered and hu-
man gore was soon (lowing from the
"In another place a proposal was
made to several of the more attrac-
tive women to change their faith, in
which event their lives were to be
spared. They said: 'Why should we
deny Christ? We nre no more than
these' pointing to the mangled forms
of their husbands and brothers, 'kill
us too,' and they did.
Another letter says somo of the
regular soldiers themselves admit
they killed 100 persons each in a
fiendish manner and that rape was
followed by the bayonet.
Strong Men Wept Like llabe*.
Chicago, Nov. 19.—Men cried like
children at the meeting of the Ar-
menians at Beyer's hall, Milwaukee
and Chicago avenues, last night when
the story of tho atrocities of the
Turks was retold. The listeners
burst into sobs ami buried their faces
in their hands. Some were there who
may have lost sisters, brothers and
parents in the recent slaughter of
Christians by the Kurds. Pitiful ap-
peals were sent up for the Christian
people of the world to take cogni-
zance of the dreadful persecution of
quests are received at the poitoftice
department from poatofHces all over
the country nsking that certain ofliccs
included in the recent civil service
order be excepted from its operations
for a short time, the postmasters ap-
pointed since the new administration
came into power not yet having hnd
time to fill the ofliccs under them with : putting all out exn
their party friends. To each the re- | outbuildings. The
ply it made thai tho president only
can except any ofiic
the ease was tried lie produced losing
tickets representing tho amount he
claimed to have lost, aud succeeded
iu convincing the judge of tho truth
of his statement
Judge Wyattsaid that his decision
in favor of liarnes was strictly iu
compliance with the state statute
governing such cases, which defined
clearly that a person, upon proving
that he had lost an amount equal to
or more than 810 upon any gambling
device whatever, could obtain the full
amount lost from tho parties receiv-
ing the same and if not from them
from the lessees or owners of the
property upon which such games
A similar case has beeu compro-
mised by the track people, but this
will be carried up. Confirmation of
the decision will end racing across
the river from here.
A KANSAS HEROINE.
Maud Schenterhnru, Aged 1(1, Savni Her
AMoelate From Iturnlir; to Death.
Wichita, Kan., Nov, 111.- Fire broke
out in the Patterson liouso at Harper
yesterday morning at 4 o'clock. A
furious gale was blowing at tho time
and there were thirty-seven guests in
the house. Two dining room
girls were nearly suffocated with
smoke when they discovered too
fire. Maud Schemerhorn
Muttie Harper were tho girls.
latter fell exhausted in hur root
Miss Schemerhorn, who is only 10
years old,broke a window, threw Miss
Harper out. and followed her, lacer-
ating her flesh. Miss Scliermerhorn
then gave the alarm, and over a do/.-n
guests were taken from the building
more dead than alive. Twenty other
houses caught fire, but tho citizens
and lire department succeeded in
ation of the new order, aud that it is |
not very probable that he would be
willing to do so.
No I"xprp.H* lliMlneta In the Territory.
he, Ind. Tef.. Nov. 15.—The
One In Said to lie Organising to Control
the I'rlce of the Output.
DenvKit, Col., Nov. 19. Tho Rocky
Mountain News says that a syndicate
is scheming to obtuin control of the
agent of the United Statos express I h lver market and dictate tho price of
company here, as well as every agent | ®etal to all silver using conn-
in the territory, has received an order | tries. A conference was lielu in this
from the general superintendent, dis- j city this week, it is said, at which
continuing until further notice the ! were present Daniel Cuggenheimer
sale of money orders and the ship-
ment of money to any point. No
money will bo taken in tliis territory
so long as it is controlled and over-
run with lawless gaturs. The exist-
ence of this deplorable condition of
affairs is given as the reason for such
of New York, Messrs. I la r ton and
Nash of Omaha. Mr. Ilanaur of Salt
Lake aud Mr. Allen of the Philadel-
phia smelting und refining company
at Pueblo and repre eutatives of the
local smelters and the leading silver
WORK OF A MADMAN.
i" aud feed
Half f are for Clergymen.
Chicago. Nov. 16.—The lines of the
Western Passenger association met
yesterday and used up the entire day
in considering the question of half
fare permits for the coining year.
After a long debate it was decided by
a portion of the lines that all clergy-
men permanently located can have a
permit on the indorsement of the
ugent at the town whore the clergy-
man may be residing.
Klein man Champion Win? Shot.
Chicago, Nov. 17.—The shoot for the
wing championship of tho United
States came off yesterday afternoon
at Hnrnside. Tho winner was (1.
Kleinman of Chicago, who pcored '. 1
out of a possible 100. The other scores
were as follows: brewer, 8'. ; Dr.
Carver, SO; (it*Ira, 85; liohbins, : 0; lling-
hara, 57; Elliott, ( 7; lludd, 47.
Nehool itoy* Hurled In a Cave.
St. Louis, Ma, Nov. 17. Seven
school boys who, with others, hud dug
a cave on a vacant lot in the northern
part of the city, were hurried by the
roof caving in, and Henry Ilaedner, rt
years old, killed; while Herman
Walkenford, aged 12 was badly hurt.
The others escaped without injury.
(■rave Kohher* at St. Joaeph.
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 10.—The j leaders of the gang
grave of Haswell (i. Hack lev, an old
soldier who was buried September 10. Cherokee*. I uhlle School Ituraeil.
has been opened and nothing found Ciiehokkk, Kan., Nov. I...—The
in the coflin except the bone from the Cherokee public school building, a
right leg, which was amputated dur- largo two story brick, caught lire at
Ing the war, which ho had kept and j R':35 o'clock to-day ami was soon re-
ilueod to ushiiB. "All tho furniture
A MercliNUt lillU III* Wifn
In-Lsw anil HIiootM llln
Hi.mira, N. Y., Nov. IT.
Strait, a well-known tlou
dealer, yestordry ufterno'
shot his wife, put on j bulletin the
body of Mrs. William W'hitford,which
may causa her degth, and then turn-
ing the revolver on himself, tried
three times to put a bullet through
his own heart, failing to strike that
organ, but inflicting wounds which
will undoubtedly cause his death.
The shooting was the rosnltof domes-
\\ heat la Scarce.
Omaiia, Neb., Nov. 10. Trans-Mis-
souri grain traffic iapractically at an
end and will continue so until a new
crop is harvested, Railroads, instead
of transporting grain to Kastern mar-
kets, are hauling it. into Nebraska,
Kansas and othc-r Western states on
account of the short crop.
i hrrokrn Hill lloiie I-or.
Muskogee, Ind. Tor., Nov. 19.—
Deputy Marshal Mc(Jill and posse
had a tight Saturday with throe of
tho Cook gang. One marshal was
wounded, Cherokee Kill fatally shot,
nnd the other two of the gang ar-
rested. Cherokee Hill is ono of the
vhich was buried with him.
Captain Strait lall* Head.
Fort Scott, Kan., Nov. 15.—Captain
0. Strait, who had just oompleted his
second term as register of deeds of
Hourbon county, dropped dead of
heart diseasn at. o'clock thin morn-
ing. Since his retirement from of-
fice he had been a merchant, lie was
well known in state polities.
1 he Caer'it 11 linn Costly,
London, Nov. 10. - A dispatch from
Vienna to the Times says that pap
and the library were burned. The
loss is about 915,000; insurance, 98,500.
Hothwell Out fur Speaker.
BKDALIA, Mo., Nov. 1... —J. H. 1 luth-
well. recently elected to the legisla-
ture from Pettis countv tin the lie-
publican ticket, to-day announced
himself ss a candidate for the speak-
ership of the house, and will make u
vigorous canvass for the place.
No Koad ItontU fur 1 hem.
Hprimonkld, III.. Not., ir At t. -
there state that including the S'100,- | day's session of the National Crange
(NX) divided among the doctors, Czar the convention denounced the idea of
Alexander's illness ami journey t«> issuing state and county bonds for
Uivadia cost 90.100,000.
New York, Nov. 19.—'The billiard systen
match between Frank C. Ives and
Jacob Schaoferended Saturday night,
the improvement of roads as being in
conflict with the Henry (ieorge idea
of suppressing the debt and credit
Itrakemnn Hun Or«r and Killed.
Kan., Nov. 15.
of 8,000 to Warn pier, head hrakoman on
south-bound Southern Kansas freight
Hatting*' offlriai Plurality 341.307. train, fell from the train between the
Hakrisbi no, Pa., Nov. 10.—The cars last night about three miles
official returns show Hastings' plur-
ality over sinyerly to be :'41,30^
lorth of here und wa-.
In Acrldental Ulght- llander on the .law
of Coil Rlordan Cau«e* III* Heath at
Syraru«e, N. V., Hurlnff a I rlendly
Sparring Kihlhltlnn on the Ntuce.
Syracuse, N. V . Nov. 10.—Robert
iritzsiminons knocked out and killed
Con Itiordan, his sparring partner,
last night in the first round of his
usual exhibition, which closes the
program of his vaudeville show. Ja-
cobs' theater was crowded to witness
the entertainment, an t the audience
departed for their homes little know-
ing tliut Kiordau was still uncon-
scious. Tho blow was a right-hander
and caught Kiordan squarely on tho
chin. He did not full to the floor
from tho force of the blow, but sank
slowly until he measured his length
on the stage. The accident occurred
at 10:30 o'clock and two physicians
worked over him with applications of
electricity for two hours and a hulf,
; without being able to restoru him to
conaciouauess. At 1-':3U o'clock ho
was removed from the theater to tho
Hotel Candec. It was stated by Man-
ager Olori that Kiordan had been
drinking haixl all day and that he
was intoxicated when ho came 011 the
stage for the sot-to.
Immediately after tho Kiordan in-
cident .lames Dunfce, a local sparrer,
put on the gloves for 11 two round
set-to with Fit/.siiuuions, In tho sec-
ond round Hunfeo landed a right
bander on Fit/.'a jaw, securing a clear
knockdown, tho first. Fit/, declares,
ho was ever givon. He was so da/.cd
when ho regained his feet that ho
could not seo Dun fee's hand when it
wns extended at tho call of time.
Fit/.siminons was arrested when tho
physicians gave up hope of saving
lliorilan diod at 3:15 o'clock this
Fllf.«liiiiii"ii« nut on Itall.
Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 10.~FH.zsim-
mons was released on 910,000 bail to
answer the charge of manslaughter
in the first degree for causing tho
death of Con Kiordan, his spurring
THE VOTE OF KANSAS.
Complete Iteturm From \ 11 tlm Coun-
ties or the State.
Topbka, Kan., Nov. 10.—Corrected
and complete returns from all tho
counties in tho state show that 300,-
208 votes were cast at the election in
Kansas, which is 15,000 more than tho
estimate of either political party.
Some of the counties show a heavy
increase of votes over two years ago.
but the total vote of lS'Jli was U.'i.iKH)
larger than for 1S04. Taking the
vote for governor as a basis, the par-
ties were divided iu Kansas this year
Kepublicans, 148,737; Populist, 118,-
Democrat. -7.077; Prohibition,
5,465. Tho Kepublican vot • is with-
in 10,000 of that cast for Smith for
governor two years ago. The prohibi-
tion vote shows u slight increase this
year. As (iovernor I,.'welling ran
ahead of his ticket this year, the lie-
publican pluralities on other candi-
dates than governor will be greater
than Is Indicated in the above figures.
James A. Troutinan, for lieutenant
governor, and (leorgo K. Cole, for
auditor, will lead tho Kepublican
(in the final returns from all legis-
lative districts it is shown that the
Kepulilicaus elected members, the
Populists 32 and Democrats I, which
fives tho Kepublicans a majority of
SO in the house. The hold over sen-
ate stands95 Populists and 15 Kepub-
licans, leaving a Kepublican majority
of 49 on joint ballot.
AN ENGINEER'S NERVE.
(t Save* llln Train I roiu llfduic Held
Up hy a Hand of lll^hwaymi-n.
Memphis, Tcnn., Nov. 10.—Shortly
sfter midnight yesterday morning an
attempt to hold up passenger train
No. 5 on the \ a/.oo and Mississippi
road at Panther Kuu, Miss., was
balked bv tho coolness < f Engineer
I'. A. Honor. Punthor run is a small
way station. Soon after nightfall a
half-dozen strange men entered the
hamlet and hung uround for an hour
- r two. Then they disappeared
ind were not seen again until
tho train had stopped and was start-
ing out, when one of them appeared
on the track ahead, signaling the en-
gineer to stop. Engineer Honor
[lulled out tho throttle and sent the
train through. As it passed the sig-
nal light a half-dozen unmasked men
Hood there, revolvers in hand, and
#11 took shots at the locomotive cab.
h'iremau Cole received a bullet
through the arm and is seriously
wounded. The in.m were evidently
new at the business.
MANY PEOPLE PERISH.
The Karlhqiiakiii In Nlrlly an I Italy
\Vor«e 1 han Iteported.
Rome, Nov. 10.—Tho earthquakes in
Sicily and Southern Italy caused con-
siderable damage to the telegraph
lines and details of th • phenomena
are coming to hund slowly. It is
known, however, tho province of
Itaggio di Calabria sutrorod the
severest damage by tho seis-
mic disturbances. l/ittlo damage
w as done in llcggio, tho capital of
the province, but there was groat loss
of life and much property damage
elsewhere iu the province. Tho vil-
lage of 8ac ProcopioJ near Palrni, was
al iuntt entirely destroyed. Hero
*ixty persons were killed. Forty-
seven of these met their death in a
church, to which they fled for refuge.
Their bodies are still in tho ruins.
OUTLAWS' FOUL CRIMES.
ludlMii Territory nenpi<radot>4 Ho Wome
'I lian Commit ICohhery.
(ti turik, Ok., Nov. 10.—A remnant
of the Cook outlaw gang which had
been runout of tho Indian territory,
held up u German emigrant named
Heckley who was en route with his
family from Wewoka to Tecumseh
yesterday morning. The poor trav-
eler was robbed of all his valuable.--,
his eldest daughter was outraged
and one of (he horses unhitched from
the wagon and ridden off.
There were four bandits in tbo
party. Deputy marshals are iu pur-
suit of the desperadoes.
< hit-ago Claim* .',000,000 Population.
Chicago, Nov. 10. A banquet of
the Two Million club was hud last
night to celebrate tho arrival of Chi-
cago at the UOO.OOO mark in popula-
tion. The club was formed somo
months since to boom the population
toward the desired mark. Last night
it declared the work finished as it es-
timates the number of people residing
in Chicago a! : • 0 j .
HAD A GLORIOUS TIME.
Cowboya Capture a Train In the Terri-
tory and <Jet Very Drunk.
Sbdai.ia, Mo., Nov. 10.—The con-
ductor on the Wagner sleeper Nevied,
which camo in from Galveston on tho
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railway
yesterday morning, related an ex-
perience passengers had while pass-
ing through tho Indian territory
which none of them will ever foget
1 lie train was boarded at a small
station by about a do/en men who
looked like cowboys. They inarched
through the tram intiinidatiug pas-
sengers until finally they came to the
Wagner sleeper. There they de-
manded whisky, but were told that
none was aboard, the porter wishing
to deceive them, as it is against tho
law to sell liquor in the territory.
The porter was commanded to open
the buffet, lie refused and the cow-
boys • aid they would blow it open. He-
fore they could execute their threat
the porter prevailed upon them to tak j
seats in tin- smoking room. There
they drank all the whisky in stock,
paying 51- l"r it. Iliey were now
hilariously drunk nnd looking for
trouble. Pulling their pistols they
declared their intention of shooting
out all the lights. Women screamed
and the male pussengers grew nor-
vous. The cowboys were persuaded
to put up their guns, ind they got off
at the next station with their costly
SHOT IN A COURT HOUSE.
Chanrrllnr Allison of >nnlivllle Killed
Hy III* ( lerk -Suicide I idlotvn.
Nashvii.i.k, Tenu., Nov. 15.—Chan-
cellor Andrew Allison of thin city,
was shot and instantly killed this
afternoon in tho corridor of the court
house, by George K. Whitworth, for
six years past clerk and master of the
court. Whitworth then shot and fa-
tally wounded himself.
Chancellor Allison's son, Granville,
was appointed a few days ago to suc-
ceed Whitworth as clerk.
Whitworth accosted Chancollor
Allison and, when tho latter turned
partly uround. tired the contents of a
double barreled gun into his faco
and breast. Allison died instantly.
Whitworth then drew a pistol from
his pocket and shot himself twice iu
W.int thn n;ihum of Survivor*.
Monticki.i.o, 111., Nov. 10.—Tho Shi-
loh battlefield association desires tho
names aud postofllco a Id rosso ■ of all
survivors of the battle. Tho secre-
tary has tho names of over 10,000 of
the survivors and when all are in a
complete roster will bo printed. Tho
Shiloh battlefield bill, which is now
before congress, will undoubtedly be
pussed at the next session and tho
battlefield bo made a great national
A grand reunion and national en-
campment of the survivors of that
battle, who serve I in tho old array of
Tennessee, the Ohio and Mississippi,
will I .■ held on the battlefield April 0
to 12, ls'.t.v All names should be sent
to K T. 1 ei- re tat •>!" the shiloh
Hattlolicid assoeiatiou, Monticcllo.Ill.
Iieuarili for the Cook lianv.
Mihkogek, I. T , Nov. 10.—Ci ti sens
of this town, disgusted with tho lack
>.f interest, manife ted by government
; officials in tho suppression of out-
lawry, have offered a reward of $1,500
I for the arrest of Hill Cook, Cherokee
I Hill, .lames French, Skecter and
1 .lames Turner. This amount will
| will supplement tho reward of $500
| offered by the government, the $350
1 offered hy Chief Harris nnd rewurds
| which it. 1-. hoped the express com-
panies may be induced to offer.
(•real Oiiaut II '■«•« of I.uce Iturue '.
Nottingham, Nov. 10.- Tho biggest
j lire in a quarter of a century has de-
stroyed au extensive block of build-
ings in tho laco market district. The
; ilutnes broke out on the premises oc-
• upied by Hrown A Co., who hud
! large consignments of lace ready for
i shipment to America, which was
burned. The damage is estimated at
•-750,000. Hundreds of people have
been thrown out of einploymcut by
; the lire.
Colorado inn Indieled for Lym-lilng*.
CoLDkn, ('ol., Nov. 10.—The grand
jury has returned indietinents against
Kichard Shepard, John Koch, John
| Kichwcin and Georgo Vogel, well
known citizens, for alleged participa-
j tion in tho lynching of Alexander M.
McCurdy on the night of June 1. Tho
ehargo is murder McCurdy hnd been
sentenced to three yoars it tho peni-
tentiary for brutally maltreating his
stepbrother, Arthur Herry, of whom
lie was jealous.
| \ I'r. . < In-r I "ml n 111, I Iff.
Sai.isiii bv, Mo., Nov. 10. — Rev.
' Presley D. Vandenter killed himself
! yesterday by cutting his throat with
a ra/.or. He had acted rather strange-
ly for several days, but no one thought
that he would coinmitt suicide. He
left a widow and tin ee sons and two
daughters. The two latter are mar-
1 ried. His domestic affairs were ex-
! ceedingly pleasant and his financial
nffairs are thought to be in good
shape, lie was a man that every one
Anothi-r Appeal for soldier*.
Mi scoukf., Ind. Ter., Nov. 10 —In
response to a petition of numerous
I citizens of the place United Statos
Attorney Jackson will wire Attorney
1 lenora! Olney requesting him to havo
the war department station u troop
of cavalry in Muscogee. The uttor-
1 nev general has indicated that if
soldiers aro not distasteful to tho
j citizens hero they will be furnished.
Malte Will I.erture.
Drxvkii, Col.. Nov, 10.—Governor
! Waite has decided to go upon tho lec-
ture platform. II ■ will make a short
tour in the West before his term ex-
; piros, delivering his first lecture in St.
Louis November 10 and 20, going from
there to Chicago. After his terra ex-
pires he will lecture in the EusL
More Civil Service Kxtentlon.
Washington, Nov. 10.—Au execn-
. live order extending tho civil service
rules to th" intenirt! revenue "orvice
! thereby placing thousands of govern-
ment employes on u permanent ten-
ure of ofticc, will be issued by tho
president within a week. Only col-
lectors will bo excluded from its
lllai--kllnted striker* Starving-
Dk.vvkk, Col . Nov. 10.—After a
careful canvass a committee lias re-
ported that 215 families of Amorican
Kailway union men aro on the verge
of sturvution and 400 unmarried men
are destitute in consequence of tho
blacklist enforced by the railway#
against the wen wao atruek lust
Nt. I.oul* Hour Mill* flo«e Doifi.
Sr. Lot is, Mo., No I Tho ma
jority of tho large ll" irm.' mills heif
nave cloned, the miller* claim bf
< 4use of the eon . • • .on of the market
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