The Edmond Sun--Democrat. (Edmond, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 9, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, September 17, 1897 Page: 1 of 4
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EDMOND, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, FRIDAY, SEPT. 17, 1897.
MINERS SHOT DOWN. A GEORGIA LYNCHING 130 DEAD, 1.85 INJURED.
TWENTY-ONE KILLED AND
Strung I p for A«*ault—
Marching Anthracite Coal Mlneri Chi
Into Deadly Collision Wltli a 1'eii
■ ylvanta Sheriff anil Deputies—All
Them Foreigner! — Martial Lav.
Maco.v, Ob., Sept. 13.—A murder
was committed in this city yesterday
morning, and yesterday afternoon the
murderer was lynched, not for mnr-
der, however, but for the crime of as-
About H o'clock Charley Gibson and
Jim Smith, both eolored, engaged in u
quarrel, the latter having accused the
former of stealing 30 cents. Smith
was not inclined to tight, and turned
to go away, whereupon Gibson drew a
pistol and shot liiiu in the back of the
Hazleton, I a., Sept 13.-Twcnty*one j
marching striking miners wc/e killed i
and forty wounded in a conflict I
with county deputy sheriffs, led by I hiad." kVmn^Vlm'iutiiatl^Olbwii
Sheriff Martin, on the highway at then fled.
Latimer Fr.day afternoon. The sheriff and posso were soon in
All of the victims of the officers' pursuit and kept up the chase until 4
Winchesters were foreigners—Poles
and Hungarians—imported some time
ago to work in the anthracite coal
mines of this region.
The shots were fired because the
strikers had refused to heed the sher-
iff's proclamation to disperse and had
assaulted the sheriff nud threatened
As a result of the riot and further
threats of trouble, the Third brigade
of the Pennsylvania national guard,
commanded by General Gobin, the
new national commander-in-chief of
the G. A. li., was at once ordered to
this section and the Ninth regiment
under Colonel Dougherty of Wllkes-
barre, arrived this morning and other
regiments followed during the day,
until the whole prigade was here in
The strikers left llazelton about
3:30 o'clock, and it was their inten-
tion to go to Latiner. As soon as this
became known, a band of deputios
was loaded on a trolley car and went
whirling across the mountain to the
scene where tho bloody conflict fol-
lowed. After reaching Latimer, they
left the car and formed into three
companies, under Thomas Hall, E. A.
Hess and Samuel 11. Price. They drew
up in line at the edge of the village,
with a fence and a line of houses
lonally exchanging shots
with the fugitive. At 5 p. in. the mur-
derer was run to cover and surrounded
by the deputies. Tho negro, being
well armed, gave shot for shot until
brought down by three bullets from
Winchester rifles. The negro had
been suspected of having assaulted
a Miss Chapina a few nights ago,
and this suspicion was confirmed
by Ills confession. A largo crowd
soon gathered at the scene of
the shooting,but there were no threats
of violence or intimidation. The sher-
iff and deputies returned to the city
to get a vehicle to convey the wound-
ed man, and while they were absent
the negro confessed to having assault-
ed Miss C'hapnuin, and to having com-
mitted thefs and burglary. The crowd
secured a rope and swung the negro
from a limb.
Gibson was an ex-convict, having
served several years on the chain
BACK FROM SKAGUAY.
LISION IN COLORADO
Ksplo*lon and Fire Follow- Many Pas-
sengers llurned to Death In the
Wreckage—Conductor L'nder Arrett—
lie At tempted to "Steal a Station "
Klondike™ Give Up Attempt to Cross
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 13. — The
steamers George E. Starr and tho City
}0 j of Seattle arrived yesterday from
! Skaguay bay. Both steamers brought
Sheriff Martin was in cntiro com- ! back men who could not stand the
maud, and stood in the front of the | trail of White pass. They gavi
line until tho strikers approached.
They were seen coming across the
ridge, and Martin went out to meet
them. The men drew up suddenly,
and listened in silcneo until he had
once more read the riot act This fin-
ished, a low muttoring arose among
the foreigners, and there was a slight
and have come south to winter. Two
of the schooner Moonlight's passen-
gers were on the Starr. They heard
of tho impassable condition of the
Skaguay trail and concluded there
was no show for them.
Captain Strove, of this city, spent
thirty days trying to get over the aum-
movement forward. Perceiving this, mit but failed. He went from here
the sheriff stepped toward them and, ; with one of the best equipped parties
in a determined tone, forbade advance, that have gone North. including.Mat
Someone struck the sheriff, and the j «nd Jack Scurry, J. J. Madigan and
next moment there was a command to John Mather. They had ten horses
the deputies to fire. | and about half a ton of provisions per
The guns of the deputies instantly ; man. After thirty days hard work
belched forth a terrible volley. The j nd the expenditure of a largo amount
report seemed to shake the very mouii- ' «'f money they succeeded in getting
tains, and a cry of dismay went up their outfit to the ford of the river
from the people. The strikers
taken entirely by surprise, and as the
men toppled and fell over each other,
those who remained unhurt stam-
The men went down before tho
storm of bullets like tenpins and the
groans of the dying and wounded
filled the air. The excitement that
followed was simply indescribable.
The deputies seemed to be terror-
stricken at the deadly execution of
their guns, and, seeing the living
just below tho summit. Then they
gave it up and sold out.
YELLOW JACK IN ORLEANS.
Plague In the Cres-
New Orleans, La., Sept 13. —
Shortly before noon yesterday the
board of health officially declared six
of the suspicious cases of fever on St.
Claude street to be yellow fever.
strikers fleeing like wild and others ! couple of hours subsequently tho
dropping to the earth, they went to l*>ard announced another pronounced
the aid of the unfortunates whom t cu5e y°"ow' feve1' Miro and Es-
they had brought down. j pianade streets, also in the lower part
Along the bank of the trolley road | °' the c^y R mile or more away
men lay in every position, somo dead, 'rom ^,e infected square.
others dying. Three bodies, face j
downward, lay along the incline and! MAY ASK AN INDEMNITY
three others were but a short distance i .
away On the other side of tho road
Newcastle, Col . Sept. 11.—Tho
worst wreck in the history of tho state
of Colorado occurred at yesterday
morning on the joint track of the Den-
ver Rio Grande and tho Colorado
Midland railways, one and a half
miles west of here. After twelve
hours' incessant work by tho wrecking
crews in clearing away the debris and
rescuing the bodies of those who per-
ished, it is yet impossible to secure
more than an estimate of the loss of
life, and not even those known to be
dead have been identified. Many of
the unfortunates will never be known,
and it is possible that the number
killed will always be in doubt. From
the best information obtainable now
fully thirty persons are believed to
have perished, while 185 who eatne out
of the wreck alivo are suffering from
The wreck was caused by a head-
end collision between a Denver & Rio
Grande passenger train, running at
tho rate of forty miles an hour, and a
special Colorado Midland stock train,
running at a speed of probably thirty
miles an hour. So terrific was the
concussion that both engines, bagguge
and express cars, smoker and day
coaches and two stock cars were to-
tally demolished and the track torn
up for rods in each direction. To add
to the horror of tho scene, the wreck-
age at once caught fire from an ex-
plosion of a Pintsch gas tank on the
passenger train, and burned so rapidly
that many passengers, pinned beneath
tho debris wore burned to death be-
fore help could reach them.
ANOTHER BAD WRECK.
Killed and Six Injured In the
IBANK PAPER MONET. 1
their theories than famine, they would
do well to cease their contentions on '
the subject. The hope that temporary .
DEMOCRATIC HOT SHOT. ' WICHITA STATE FAIR.
Van IUrkn, Ark., Sept. 13.—A most j 'DEMOCRATIC PARTY SOLIDLY °°ndltlons would affect the attitude of
disastrous freight wreck occurred ou
the Iron Mountain road at Hanson, I.
T., a small station twenty miles west
of Van lluren, at 3 o'clock yesterday,
resulting in the death of seven mcu
and the serious injury of six others,
two of whom will die.
Tho dead are: Will Fame, Charles
Paine, Douglass Anderson, John John-
son, Rose Henderson, Frank Hamilton
and 11. A. Walton.
The injured are: Georgo Coffman,
Jack Jones, James Phillips, Robert
Eurbanks, Charles l'cndcr and Georgo
Of tho wounded it is thought that
two will die, as they suffer internal
injuries. All of the dead and wounded
were sent to Vian, with the exception
of Walton's body, it being brought to
this place, whore ho has relatives liv-
ing. None of the trainmen were hurt
Tho wrecked train was a local
freight, No. 45, from Coffeyvillo, Kan.,
to Van Ruren. While tho traiu was
running at a speed of twenty miles an
hour, the forward trucks of one of tho
cars near the engine broke, wrecking
fifteen cars loaded with walnut logs
and bailed hay. With the exception
of two cars in front and three cars in
tho rear, including tho caboose, every
car of the twenty was wrecked.
In the middle of the train was a car
loaded with heavy machinery, and it
was in this car that thirteen men were
stealing a ride, and from which seven
dead and six seriously wounded were
taken by tho trainmen shortly after-
ward. It appears that tho occupants
of the wrecked car were a party of
men and boys living at Vian, Ind.Ter.,
who wero coming to Van Ruren to find
employment in the cotton fields.
When the machinery car left the rails
it fell on its side, nearly all the men
being caught in the heavy beams. A
car of logs were piled on top of tho
one in which tho men wero riding,
rhe Trophetle Words
Itlrhard 1*. Illand
Unite Against lie
Has prosperity hit you yet? j
blm« 1 lists 1b a vain hope, and Is ef- The foreign demand for American
feetually dissipated by Towne's strong wheat far exceeds the supply. Hence
concluding words: "No, the silver ques- (he rise in the price. All other Amer- ,
tlon Is not dead. Those who under- jean products remain stationary as to !
stand Its principles have no occasion price.
to tremble for their faith. Truth needs
TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 27th TO
OCTOBER 2nd INCLUSIVE.
will Speak October 1st. Great
igram Dally, and the Other
but little short of a miracle.
TROUBLE IS AHEAD.
•amer Cleveland firings News Fr
The most generally accepted th„~., ,
as to the cause ol tho wreck is that | "IT*1 }ns*at death
Conductor Rurbank of tho Midland
special, anticipating the time of the
passenger, undertook to "steal a sta-
tion'1 and beat the passenger into
Newcastle. Rurbank escaped unin- j the Klondike.
jured, and, upon orders from Coroner Skattle, Wash., Sept. 11.—Tho
Clark, has been placed under arrest j steamship Cleveland, eleven days from
l y the sheriff. Midlund Engineer Os- St Michaels, arrived in tho straits at
trander is missing, and a thorough ; 2:.10 yesterday morning. She brings
search all about his engine fails t<> j sixty-five passengers and perhaps
reveal any vestige of his remains. It ; $?oi,ono in gold dust. Thirty-eight of
is thought that when ho saw the the passengers are from the gold fields
threatened dauger he jumped from his and twenty-seven are carpenters re-
engine and, realizing his negligence, turning from St. Michael's where they
took to the hills. ; went to construct boats for the Nortii
and Mrs. E. H. Strouse, who
live one-fourth of a mile from the
scene of the accident, report that when
the two trains met the shock was so
great as to literally hurl them out of
bed. Some say the noise was heard
and the shock felt in Newcastle.
Tho most conservative estimate
places the list of (lead at irom twenty-
five to thirty-five. The remains of
what is supposed to,be ten persons are
confined in two caskets, with nothing
to identify them.
THE COLORADO WRECK.
Kaliroad Officials Flguri
American Transportation and Trading
The story of tho fabulous wealth of
tho Klondike, Bonanza, Eldorado and
other streams tributary to tho Yukon
is reiterated by the returning miners,
but the warning which has already
been given—to stay away from the
gold fields urn wiucci— iH emphasized
l y every one on board. They say that
hundreds of people must go hungry
this winter, and that many will cer-
tainly starve to death, as tho food sup-
ply in the country is far below what
will bo required to keep alive those
already in Dawson City.
Hundreds of unruly spirits are
The bankers are lemandlng a law
to permit them to crease the volume
of their 1 ank paper money. For the
.benefit of those who favor this meas-
ure the following is submitted for their
In tho winter of 1894-95 when the
bankers were trying to get through
congress a law permitting them to ln-
• Tease the issues of their bank money,
Air. Bland of Missouri on the floor of
the house, uttered this protest and
prophecy: "All your makeshifts are but
a fraud and a sham. 1 believe that the
American people will after a while un-
derstand this, if they do not now. It
may take a few years more of hard
(times, of grinding poverty, a few more
bank failures, to teach them this les-
son. And the men who have hereto-
fore enjoyed the profits of this in-
cirased value of their securities are
today becoming very much alarmed on
account of the shrinkage of value of
<he property or wealth on which these
seurlties ire resting. Take your rail-
read securities. Half your railroads
are today In the hands of receivers. 1
•Jo not like to allude to this railroad
question Just now, and will not do
so for the purpose of giving offense to
any member of this house.
"V'ou undertook recently to save the
railroad monopolies from the effects of
the single gold standard by permitting
I thfiu to pool, to go Into trusts. Why
i was that done? Simply because the
fchrinkage of the value of their earn-
ings and their securities was bank-
rupting those corporations, and they
I came here for relief. All the banking
I pnd railroad nionopollea and their
j trusts come here to be saved. The
tariff barons and all of them come,
each and every one seeking, by means
of legislation at the handB of congress,
to escape the crash that is coming In
the future, by being made the preferred
pets of congress.
"Mr. Chairman, In the name of an
outraged Democracy 1 protest against
the whole proceeding. I have been a
Dtmocrat all my life, and expcct to
live and die one, battling for the prin-
ciples of that great party. I believe
them to be essential to the perpetuity
of the republic. I have seen them
trampled upon here day by day and
tronth by month. But this house Is
not the Democratic party. Neither Is
Ihis administration the Democratic
party. I will appeal from this presence
to that vast yeomanry of tills country,
as many more bodies lay. The school
house was transformed into a tempo-
rary hospital and some of the wounded
wero taken there. All along the
hillside wounded men were found on
Knrope Likely to Demand a Reckoning
for the llasleton Hatchery.
London, Sept. 13.—The Daily Mail
says editorially this morning: "There
Is no necessity for America to fight
Spain after all. An outlet for he\
the roadside! and in the fields. Many | fl(fhting
energy is provided by the in
miners who had been carried to a dis- j di50rcet vigor o( a pennslyvania she,-
iance could not be found. itT. The Kuropean governments whose
Martin Roskl, an intelligent Hun- ,subjectsare among the victims of tho
garian from Mount Pleasant, who was msssacrc at Hadeton lviu ,m,.lK.v
shot in the arm, was seen by a reporter ; tionably demand reparation."
and gave this version of the affair:
"Wo wero going along the road to i ,
Lntimer and the deputies wore lined j STRIKE AT AN END.
cross tho road, barring our progress.
Newcastle, Colo., Sept 13—The I flocking to Dawson rhreats of v.o-
exact number of the victimsof the dis- , bein? ™a,Je on, evcr-v 8,d<y
astrous collision between a Denver & Indignation meetings, heavy with
Kio Grande passenger train and a Col- muttered threats of vengeance, are
orado Midland stock train near here ! hel? at St M.chael s by those who see
will probably never be known, for the | '"}• hoP= ot ^l™ncmg up the river
tire which destroyed the ears undoubt- ! lcss of getting 1> ck to civilization,
cdlv incinerated a number of bodies. 1 1 he first signs of winter are appar-
The railroad officials claim, basing : fnt upon the river \nkon which l!
their claim largely on the statement |
of William Hawthorne, conductor of
the passenger train, as tho result of ] are now being paid for food at Daw
the checking np of his tickets,that the I aon' a " is '"possible that more
number of the dead is only thirteen,
and of the injured seventeen,but many I
charred fragments of human bodies
hope that there will be a sufficiency
of the Democratic party to rally around
the great principles of Democracy,
therefore, In the coming days and re-
organize tho party on the principles of
Jefferson and Jackson, and go back to
the ancient days and landmarks on
which the party has grown and pros-
pered and made this country great and
The hope which Mr. Bland expressed
was grandly realized at the Democrat-
ic National convention of 1896. The
principles of Jefferson and Jackson
were triumphant and the hosts of Mam-
mon who delight In a money which In-
creases in purchasing pov" e were
hurled from leadership. Qrovei fleve-
ks will be closed. Enormous prices land and h'.s Wall street cohorts
I than four vessels with provisions can
each Dawson before tho river is a
mass of ice.
"On the Cleveland there aro thirty-
eight passengers, men, women and
Wo tried to go through tdem, and did
not attempt to hit or molest them,
when they fired upon us. Wo ran, but
they kept on shooting at us while wo
ran. It is all their fault"
Sheriff Martin, when he reached
Wilkcsbarre, was badly scared.
Though he claims to have been brut-
ally assaulted, when seen he did not
have a mark on his person to show
that he had been roughly handled.
All classcs of citizens in this city and
county unite in condemning Sheriff
Martin's hasty actiou.
Great Coal Miner#' Struggle Settle*
Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 13.—The great the Salida hospital this morning,
miners'strike which was declared on
July I was brought to an end Satur-
day evening, so far, at least, as West-
ern Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and
West Virginia are concerned, by the
action of tho interstate convention of
miners accepting the G,r> cent per ton
proposition of Pittsburg operators.
been taken from the wreck, and
the coroner has found a shaving mug
marked "W. Nicholson." and a gold
watch with the name "F. C. Potter"
on Its case. No men with those names
have been accounted for. .
Four more names were added to-day of the Alaska Commercial company and
to the list of tho known victims of the i ^,e North American Trading and
disaster. These were: j Transportation company announced
The Rev. Alexander Hartman of j that they had no more food to sell.
Hersher, 111., whose wife and two Three wack before that the sninc
children were killed and who died in 1 companies were unable to furnish out-
j fits, and when the announcement was
Kobert Ostrander. engineer of the j ma<le that no more goods were avail
stock train, whose body was found in . able. consternation resulted on tl.e
debris with the head and one arm | Psrt °' the people of Dawson, with
burned off ' gold seekers piling in at the rate of
William Gordon, engineer of the pas- twenty to thirty a day.
banished to "Innocuous desuetude.
Today no man can call himself "Demo-
crat" and advocate the issue of bank
money. The platform of Demoracy
declares for the restoration of a bi-
metallic law, thereby restoring the
average of pr!cas to about where they
EXPLOSION IN MEXICO.
Twenty-Four l'eopla Killed In a Stone
nnarrj on the Vera Crux Hallway.
City of Mexico, Sept 13.—Twenty-
four persons, mainly spectators of the
great blast at Panuclus quarry on the
Vera Crux railway, were instantly
k:lled Saturday. Tho blast went off.
when tho people rushed forward to
see the effects, when gasses in the air
ignited, causing a terrible explosion
with awful results.
BIG STRIKE IN NEW YORK
Four Thousand Klectrlo Line Laborer*
Quit to Secure Overdue Wage*
New York, Sept. 11.—Tho 4,ooo men ,
who had been at work on the New ;
Edgcrton trolly line on Mudison and ;
Fourth avenues, struck to-day because i
they had reoeived 110 pay for three
weeks. T. E. Crimmins «fc Co. ure the
sen ire r train, who died in the hospital '
William liincs. fireman of tho pas- :
senger train, who succumbed to his ;
('burred portions of several bodies)
have been uncovered by the workmen,
but it is impossible to tell how many
human beings they represented.
MISSOURI'S FRUIT CROP.
It* Value Kitlmated at tttff, 000,000
ami guitllty Unnurpaaied
Cou mbia, Mo., Sept. 13.—Sec
children, who have come from Dawson stood In 1892, and thenceforth a strict
City. There arc few miners in this governmental control of the volume of
party that are able to tell of prosper- paper money. As to this latter point,
its. They report that July 25 the stores the words of the platform are
"Congress alone has power to coin
gnd Issue mouey and President Jack-
son declared that this power could not
be delegated to corporations or to In-
dividuals. We therefore denounce the
Issuance of notes as money for nation-
al banks as in derogation of the con-
stitution. and we demand that all pa-
lter which is made legal « nder for pub-
lic and private debts or which is re-
ceivable for dues to the t'nited States
shall be Issued by the government of
the United States and shall be redeem-
able In coin."
It Is Said That Tli
No Necessity for tli<
Ha/.lkton, Pa., Sept.
tion against the deputic
high and the charge
not to be afraid of facts. The restora-
tion of silver coinage will continue to
be, as It was In the campaign of 1896.
the central feature of a program of
safe and necessary reforms that will
be advocated by millions of patriotic
Americans until they are firmly es-
tablished in the policy of the coun-
Mr. Ilarrltv Thrown Out.
By n vote of 03 to 26 the state Dem-
ocratic committee of Pennsylvania, at
Its recent session, adopted a resolu-
tion declaring vacant the seat of Will-
lam F. Harrity of Philadelphia In the
national Democratic committee.
To William F. Harrity—Denr Sir I
received your letter of the 29th with
reference to the proposed action of the
Democrats at their meeting here In
Reading. But before receiving it 1 had
read It In the daily newspapers. In
your letter you state that you were
elected national committeeman upon
the unaulmous recommendation of the
Pennsylvania delegation to that con-
vention. In order that this may be
thoroughly understood by the people.
It may be well to remind you that
you were elected on n Sunday; that
fully one-third of the delegation was
ahRent and had no notice of the meet-
ing at which you were said to be
chosen and those absent had been In-
formed by Chairman Robert K.
Wright that no call of the delegation
would be made that day. Assuming
your election, and even recognizing It,
It still remains that It was made under
circumstances, aa you remembered I
stated to you in Chicago, that were
peculiar. If not positively discredit-
able. The Democratic state conven-
tion of Pennsylvania may or may not
have the absolute power o' removal.
But the right of either the state con-
vention or the state central committee
recognizing the existence of a va-
cancy In the membership from Penn-
sylvania in the national Democratic
committee cannot bo questioned. Cer-
tainly these bodies can speak their
sentiments In tone3 so certain that no
self-respecting man will fall to heed
them, and that the national commlt-
teo will not hestltate to respond to
them. I observe that you lay con-
siderable stress upon your correspond-
ence with Mr. Jones, the national
chairman, and that upon your asser-
tion that you have never voted any
other than the Democratic and you
have never supported any other but
Demoeratlc tickets. But 1 observe that
preasion determine what you consider
either Democratic candidates or prin-
ciples. Neither have you expressed In
your letter regret for your inaction
and indifference to tho party in the
last fall, for your positive discourtesy
to the Democratic candidate when he
visited Pennsylvania, and therefore
your failure to perform your duty as
committeeman and your postlve aid
given to the enemy by your published
Interviews. Your letter is absolutely
wanting in any expression as to
whether or not you voted for Mr |
Bryan, the Democratic candidate, and !
as to what your course In the future
will be In national affairs. Now. know-
I ing as yon doubtless do, that you are
| opposed L\ the great mass of the Dem-
ocracy of r'"nnsylv r «he query with
| iu m. is why >pu don't re: w and per-
mit iii« , «ttl0B to be fll
person In wuo., ♦ha party has im-
plicit confidence? iu, ^ your
letter to me that your answei .
man Jones was accepted by him as « i
tlrely satisfactory and that he so de-
clared and so decided, but I see no
letter to you quoted as coming from
Senator Jones and nothing from him
to you approving your course. Neither
can I find anything In the letter print-
ed by you as coming from Chairman
Jones addressed to Mr. Curley that
will warrant the assertion that your
letter to Mr. Jones was entirely satis-
factory or approved by him A letter,
such as written by you to Mr. Jones,
might be considered manly and
straightforward as a letter and might
completely cover the case, but It would
take language much stronger than
Jones" to Curley to convince any hon-
est Democrat that It Is an Indorse-
ment of your opposition to the Demo-
cratic presidential nominee and plat-
form. You state that last September
when the state convention met I con-
The Wichita State Fair will be held,
commencing September 27th to October
2nd inclusive The Fair Association
have outdone any previous attempts to
make the Fair a success and every-
thing points to the greatest meeting
ever held. The Secretary is receiving
countless letters from all over the coun-
try from peoplo desiring accommoda-
tions and signifying their intention of
Mr. W. J. Bryan, the gifted orator
and Champion of Free Silver, will posi-
pretne fartor in all form, ot money, j J,1""'*!"' at tho,f"ir1 and, Fr,';
1 day afternoon, Octo> er 1st This will
The foreign demand for sliver is fall-
The Indian wheat crop Is 500,000,000
The price of wheat fell 20 cents In
Chicago In one day. Strange to say,
however, that silver bullion did not
Increase In price during the same ln«
The flat of government Is the su-
bo a rare chance for the people of Ka
•as and Oklahoma to hear him and an
immense crowd will be in attendance.
Arrangements have been made so that
no matter how largo the crowd, all can
see and hear him.
The race program is the largest ever
given. The purses are large and the
assurance that they will be paid
promptly has attracted the best horses
in the country, aud all who atieud may
expect to sec some records smashed.
The management have succeeded in
securing for this occasion a wonderful
Air-Ship which will make a flight every
day at 10 o'clock, and this feature alone
is worth going hundreds of miles to
see. They have also secured Gilbert's
Celebrated Dog and Pony Shows which
will exhibit daily, embodying all the
features of the old one ring Circus; be-
I Bides this there will daily occur great
Hippodrome races, Roman chariot and
j Standing races.
The entries of Live Stock and Poul-
I try, Fruit, Vegetables and Oarden
truck are away above the average, as
is also the Fancy work for the women
folks. There is amusement for every-
body and all classes, and everyone will
have a thoroughly enjoyable time.
Special round trip rates will be made
on all Railroads. Let everyone attenc
and make the Wichita State Fair, helc
in the heart of tho best State in tlw
Union a success.
Bank Cashier George A. Withers .vas
«« to its origin from the quwtion ol found aoud at Piedmont, Mo. Hi.
money. For centuries tho Hindoos | ,kull crus|lml, but hls monoy and
have turned all their gold and silver not [ valuable, were not disturbed.
needed for dally use into personal oma- Mrs. 15thol Mitchell. Mrs. Eva HafT
menta. There were two reason, for do. ner and Misn Matfirio E. Hill nre in
inn this; first, love of Jewelry a adorn- jail at St. Joseph, Mo., for "shoving"
ments. and, sfcmd, the fart that the counterfeit money made by Ransom J
rapacity of those In power spared these! Smith, arrested at Kansas City. All
representatives of value from plunder. | are highly connected at St Joseph.
Ocln was changed Into bangles anil| Rebels In India are dispersing,
brooches, and In times of necewlty Th, re is an over production of cotton
these ornaments were pawned or .old manufactures in France.
for money. The owners of these orna- The IOugone, an Alaskan v«*«—^ *-
Wn ltevVo 'JSfAre^' iffi" VTWll!! fe.W,,
to the weight of the gold and silver In The Y. M. ('. A. of Kansas City,
them Thus hundreds of millions of Kan., was forced to close its doors,
dollars' worth of the precious metals owing over 8',\ooo
were conserved by tho people of I11-1 Mrs. Blackhawk, wifo of the noted
dla, and the natives felt that they were 1 Indian chief, Blackhawk, committed
Tho national banking system must
be wiped out. The government nlon
has the right to Issue money. N
tlonal bank currency is unconstltu
The bankers want paper money-
Issued by themselves. The national
bankers will not get what they want,
Mark Hanna do be having a hot time
with the prosperity elephant In the
mlulng districts of Ohio.
How much of that prosperity have
The prosperity hypnotist Is abroad.
Th national banks must not only j
go out of the governing business, but j
out of existence.
Cleveland Is to assist Mark Hanna In
Ohio. The ways of providence are
Prosperity Is as elusive
How much of that dollar that goe
for wheat are you getting any way?
The Insurrection In India which l«
going to give England a great deal
of trouble, is not entirely disconnected
suicide by cutting her throat Black-
hawk was going to discard her.
So many cattle and lambs have
been bought by packers and shippers
east to be fed that meat is now high
prepared for the days when
times should fall upon them.
When the mints of India were cloned !
the money value of every silver 01
ment was Immediately destroyed.
speaking of this matter the National J and meat animals
Blmetnllist says "The effect of this 1'acitlc coast.
monstrous act is illustrated by a toot j Marquis d« Koohambeau Is dead iu
slate,1 by William Forbes Mitchell, > ? " ■ ■« grandfather was eom-
well-lnformed resident of India, In a I mander of French forces in the rcvo-
rerent article, who said that a Hindoo lutlonary war and aided the defeat
from one of the famine-stricken dla- °f tornmallis.at Yorktown
trlcta, brought 2.000 rupees In weight: Itaonl (lelpl, ageii 13, died of yellow
of silver ornaments to a banker in fever in New Orleans. All Southern
the nearest city to get money to pur- «' « are quarantlumg against the
"l,aeo food for his starving neighbor.,! ^\h^tvTctlm^Ocea°„'
Biloxi, Miss., reports
on them or. ,
er.l Springe, Ml
of tb'- min
made that there was absolutely no ne-
cessity for the shooting. The minors
it is declared, were not armed in any
way, and if tlie deputies feurcd trouble
a single shot over their heads would
hu\e dispersed them. Tho fact is tin-
Ageil Slater* Perlnli liy Fire.
Lynn, Mass, Sept. 13.—Two maiden
sisters, Miss Harriett C. Sheldon. 8*2
years of ago, and Miss Matilda Shel-
don, 80, were were fatally burned at
their home hero yesterday. The two
old ladies, who live iu a house by
themselves, were cooking with a ker-
osine stove, when the lattei tipped
r aud the oil ran out and ignited.
•lohnnle tfdintimN I« Frmi
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. li.
nio Edmunds is once more free. His
sister, Miss Jessio Kdtnunds, received
this telegram from Attorney R. A.
Ilicklnnd, now in Colorado Springs,
this morning: "Johnnie is free." Mr.
Ilicklnnd and the boy will leave Colo- Colonel Rlppey says:
rado Springs for Kansas City to-night
.1. It. Ripper, ol the state board of I disputed that many of the victim
agriculture estimates the fruit crop of I wepe hot through the back while Hy
Missouri to be worth 8J5,000,t)00. The
3n of high color, supe
ing from tho guns of the deputies.
I To all intents and purposes llazelton
iH under martial law. General Gobin
declared last night that in spito of the
warrants issued no constable or civic
I authority will l>e permitted to arrest
: the deputies. He said that the sheriff
is an executive oflicer whose duty is to
preserve the peace and he. <>ohin, aud
Thousands of acres are being set i the troops aro really subordinate to
the sheriff at this time, being engaged
apples, by re
rior flavor and good shipping qualities
will commiiml an extra price. Every
variety «<f apples has done well.
Moru orchards have been planted in
Missouri during tho last two years
than in any other state in the union,
. |R„ J .... attack" on you unwise and
,hp |,nlns 10 ,,nHWPr 11,0 foo,,Rh I improper and I candidly admit that
f th« «f„m " j tJme j jhoyght a resolution of
any kind referring to any person was
unwiso and Improper for the reason
that It was full two months from 'hat
date to the election, and I thought
then, and I think now. that every
Democrat wuh entitled to the full
period up to the election to determine
his political course But having so-
licited your personal efforts In be-
half of the party and the full time for
! Democratic action having gone by, I
i now consider It both wise and proper
London, Sept. 18. — According to
Vanity Fair, Queen Victoria, for whom
a vast estate was bought In British
Columbia a few years ago, has asked
The burning oil communicated to Ma- many questions about the protection
ti Ida's clothes, aud they were quickly afforded her subjects in the gold fields
ablaze. Harriet attempted to extln- nn(j js much interested in Klondike
guish tho fire, and hor clothing also matters generally.
Prayers for Rain. Wealthy Si. Joseph Man Dead.
Skdai.ia, Mo., Sept 13. — Special St. Joskph, Mo., Sept 13.—Colonel
vespers were held in the Sedalia Fred Hax. one of the wealthiest resi-
Catholic churches yesterday afternoon, dents of bt. Joseph, died suddenly at
and prayers wero offered for rain. In his home yesterday, lie had been
several of the Protestant churches suffering with heart trouble for some
morning invocations were offered as-k- time, but fatal results were not ex-
ing tli at the severe drouth be broken pected.
with rain. Tho drouth, which has
prevailed in Central Missouri for over More Gold Found in California,
three weeks is becoming a most seri- KttRERA, Cal., Sept. 13.—It b rc-
ous matter Farmers aro hauling ported that.I. K. McNeil and George
water from boles in river beds to j|unter of Willow Creek, Humboldt
water their stock, wells are becoming ,.ounty. have located a ledgrc of gold
dry and pastures are almost burned bearing quartz which assavs over 8'2'v
out 000 to the ton
pear is selling as high as 84 ;
Tho peach crop this year is unsur-
passed. One farmer has sold 15,000
bushels. Another reports 81,68.% worth
of |N>aches from six acres. Five coun-
ties in Southwest Missouri have re-
ported 600,000 bushels. For fruit of
ail kinds Missouri is admitted to lead
CORBETT READY TO FIGHT.
The Kiew Orleans Offer of a *80.000
I'uras Accepted at Onre.
w ill i i l\<., w yii , |tpl 11 l.v
I'hainplon .lames j. Corbett, who is
here to-day to play first base with the
Wheeling base ball team this after-
noon, received a telegram from Chi-
cago informing him that the Tulane
club of New Orieuus had offered
8'?0,000 for a contest between himself
and Fit/.vimmons. Immediately on
receipt of the telegram he accepted
the offer, but will await Fitssimmons'
decision in the matter before saying
and fal*e arguments of the gold clique
oil the questions of high wheat and low
1 Speaking of the campaign of 1898 he
says It will be fought with silver as
the principal battle cry. The rise in
the price of wheat because of a famine
i abroad enn have no possible effect on
the principles Involved. In discussing
the question he says. "England will
need 186,000,000 bushels, Franca 48,-
000,000. Belgium, Holland and Ger-
many 88.iKi0.006, and, omitting further
Items, the r 'st of ih - world eqough | 4jiaj ^ Democratic party should so
to mHk > a total demand of 412,000.000 j its organization that every
bushels. Of this quantity the I'nlted ' mjU| from national chairman to the
States will be asked to furnish at least | v,gl|'ant.e .ommittes, should be a true
200.000,000 bushel- The outside estl- a|)(, )r|H, Democrat, who will stand up
male on our home product this year
Is 600,000,000 bushels. Our home de-
mand Is put pt 375,000.000 bushels.
outside, we shall not have
125.0U0.000 bushels to offer where
at least 200,000,000 bushels will be
asked Is It any wonder that the price
of wheat goes up? On the contrary,
by every legitimate consideration, the
American farmer should today be re-
ceiving at least a bushel for his
wheat." It Is very evident that Repub-
lican rejoicing ovei ihe supposed dis-
comfiture of b'metal lb-it \> premature.
Of course, much <;f this hilarity is mere
bravado and, perhaps some of it a
manifest at i< : of lgnorarc\ but all of
It Is uncalled for. and the old proverb,
"He lauxhs best who laughs last."
will find ample t-upport in the results
of the Denircratlc campaigns of 1898
Bnd 1900. Former Congressman Towne
Governor Drake's lloelth I'oor very Justly exclaim" I^t not the
Kx<'Ki.sioit Si'HiNus, Mo., Sept 11.— Amer ci.n producer be fooled Into the
(•overnor Drake of Iowa will return t< support of a policy from which hp can
the Elms this evening His health u hope io receive a benefit only at the
poor and he comes to remain indefi price of famine to the producers Is
nitely. He will be accompanied by hiii - other lands 1ft
two daughters-in-lsw ff,j * car "u l i")
In grapes. One ton of Missouri grapes | .
will fliake as much wine as two tons ! ' helping him to perform that duty,
ot California grapes. The Missouri 1 "Jer these . ircumstan. .
bushel permit interference with the sheriffs Thus, at th
officials so long as tho militia is here
In spito of this tine distinction, tli
commander's decision on this point i
accepted as superseding the civil an
thorities by tho military power,
A^atal Fusillade Over w Pool t.nni*
AIIDMOBB, Ind Ter., Sept. M At
Woodford, eighteen miles east, last,
night, Isaac Millard and Charles <
Ivey fought over a pool game, Millard
having the better of it, when Ivev se
cured a double barreled shotgun and
Millard a revolver and a Winchester
aud innny shots wore exchanged. Mil-
lard being badly shot iu a hand and in
an eye, and Ivey. being killed with a
bullet through his breast.
and battle for Democratic principles
In the face of the foe and "not retire
from politics" to a safe place while the
battle Is fiercely raging 1 will can
dtdly say to you now at this time, I
will deprecate and to the best of my
power will not permit an "attack" on
you as an Individual. Hut as a Demo-
crat, In the full discharge of my duty
to my party, I must Insist that you •
place on the national committee be
vacated by you because of your re-
tirement from politics, and that It be
filled by an active worker, who<e loy-
alty cannot be questioned. Yours
truly. John M. Carman, State Chair*
Silver 1b one of the chief products of
the t'nited States. Yet the gold advo-
cates are Jubilant because of the de-
ollne in tit ' price thereof If sliver
were only an English product the de-
cline would lengthen the faces of these
A procession of 500,000 tramps line
old standard edl- the roadways front the Atlantic to th
argument for pacific They see no prosperity.
been fed." Is it loi
be wondered at that discontent among co,ony contu"ini| 15 0(J0
the natives of India haa widened into
open revolt against England? With jn ijauwjn
gaunt famine stalking through their
land and with the value of their prop-
erty destroyed these Hindoos aro not
able to see the benefits arising from
the adoption of gold monometallism
and have arisen In arms against thfl
men who robbed them.
ten miles cast of Mobile bay,
"Off With IIU Head." Mrs.
Those Journals which have devoted 11
columns In defense of the trustees of Mw-
Brown University have now an oppor* | of John D. Rockefeller, is dead,
tunity to come out strongly In another, Colorado Silver Democrats
The Uuited States commercial agent
at ltobaix says that Franco will re-
quire 00,000,000 bushels of American
The government crop report for the
week ending September 0 states that
cotton and corn have been damaged
materially by drought
Mrs. J. M. Monk committed suicide
razor near Dresden, Mo.
II. L. Spellman, mother-in-law
John A. Griffith and Land-
/or, tho horse I10 was riding in a race
at I'aducah, Ky., were both killed.
Mrs. Archie Cottle of Mexico, Mo.,
has sued the Chicugo & Alton for S15,-
Down In Missouri there Is a profes-
sor In the State University who be-
lieves In gold and protection. The
trustees of the college are free traders
and bimetalllsts. The people of Mis-
souri are almost unanimously in har-
mony with the trustees as to their be- j 000 for the death of her husband.
llefa on these Important economical An incendiary firo is said to have
questions. Now let. the defenders of put a stop to tho investigation of the
the Brown trustees rise up and howl records of tho county treasurer at
in discordant chorus for the discharge Mason City, Iowa.
of the Missouri dissenter The National Antl-Soirituallst Con-
This Is a golden opportunity for the volition at Anderson, Ind., is largely
golden Journals to prove the faith that attended from every section of tho
Ih In them, and, If the Missouri man United States.
should see fit to resign, then he should j Walter Wellman, the well known
Journalist and explorer, arrived from
Kngland. He expects to spend the
summer of 1891* at tho North l'olo.
Drought and extreme heat have
nearly ruined late corn in Missouri uud
Kansas. Pastures have been burued
by the sun, and in borne places trees
have been killed during the drought
Conductor E. *i. Aekert fell from his
train on the Wabash road, near Belk-
uap, Iowa, and received Injuries from
which be died He bad been employed
bv that road continuously siuco Au-
gust 10, H.'iti, ami was Its oldest con-
All Manchester, X. 11., mills are
Philadelphia pants makers won their
f)c held up to ridicule as desirous of
posing as a martyr and as having do
signs on the vice-presidency of the
United States According to the logic
of the defenders of the action taken
In President Andrews' case, I his pro-!
feasor has no rights that anybody Is
hound to respect. It makes no differ- ;
ence how sincere he may be In his be-
lief, he Is in the minority and "Off with
his head!" should be the cry.
It will be a source of Innocent mer-
riment to #atch the contortions of the
Spartan band of gold clique news-
papers urging that the head of their
brother gold-advocating professor be
chopped off, for, of course, that will he
the unanlmoua demand which they will
make. They have not risen to the oc-
casion as yet, but there Is still time.— i
Alaska'* Salmon Kan Record Breaking.
— San Fkahcisco, Sept 10.— Vessels
What Worried Him- arriving from Alaska report that the
"Pete," said Meandering Mllke, I've salmon run in the north will break
held out agin' advocatln' an active la- all previous records. The schooner
Premier arrived from Uualaska with
2,800 barrels of salmon and the ahlp
Eel ipse got 10,500 cases
To Abolish Overtime.
Hibminoiiavi, England, Sept 10.—
The Trades' Union congress adopted a
hor market ez long ez I kin. Here's no
use o* talkln,' we wants prosperity, an'
we wants It quick."
"Wot s de matter wld yer?" Inquired
Plodding Pete "Is de scarcity of work
"Yep. I'm afraid dat If It Increases resolution recommeuding all societies
some o' de people we depends on fur affiliated with tho congrsea to by all
handouts '11 he out of a Job." means possible restrict or abolish over-
i time in their respective trades
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