The Indian Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 14, No. 36, Ed. 1, Thursday, May 7, 1896 Page: 1 of 4
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CHIEFTAIN PUBLISHING CO
VINITA INDIAN TERRITORY THURSDAY MAY 7. 1896.
VOL. XIV NO. 36.
- . CURRENT COMMENT.
Tpi? statement is made that Massa-
chusetts has 70030 iuoro women than
Tr is predicted that tho European
var scare will be revived soon after
thet-oronation ol the czar.
Jvkw Yokk city drinks 100000000
.-Rations of beer annuallv nnd New
"York breweries produce 140000000 pal-
Jons of it.
"Old Tost" e. horse that was Tidden
from the south during the civil war
has recently died at Tamaroa 111.
aged 4 years.
The couth and west grain congress
3n Its recent session at Charleston S.
C favored tho establishment of a
department of commerce and agricul-
ture. Thk Massachusetts law giving veter-
ans the preference to all vacant offices
in Boston or the state has been de-
clared by the state supreme court un-
constitutional. The Chicago Bicycle association
Tcprssenting 200003 members has a
deputation at Springfield. 111. looking
"to the passage Of bicycle legislation at
the coming session of the legislature.
Tiie school census of Chicago show
"that the population has not increased
since 1B94 The failure of an expected
increase in the population of the lake
city is attributed to the depression fol-
lowing upon the world's fair.
TnE wife of Oscar Lyons a farmer
living near Mayfield Ivy. recently
-gave birth to five children all boys.
The children were all well developed
and healthy. Four of them weighed
lii pounds each and the fifth five
IpwA's state census for 1893 shows a
total population of S205S0C9 tho per
cent of increase since ISM being 7.C5.
The males outnumber the females by
1.8 per cent. Iowa is considered an
agricultural state yet 42.3G per cent
of it. population reside in cities.
Passengers from China report that
"Ihe farmers in that country were suf-
fering from famine resulting from the
recent war with Japan and were sell-
Injr their children for slaves. Huyers
collect the little fellows just as keep-
ers of registry offices collect coolies.
A temtxe of occult science to be
built in some out of the way place
"close to the great heart of nature" is
one of the things which the second an-
nual convention of tho Theosophical
Society of America recently held at
2ew YorJc hopes to see materialized.
Minnie Allen serving two years for
burglary at Waupun Wis. has con-
Jessed that she killed Montgomery
Gibbs at Ituffalo X. Y. two years ago
ior whose murder Clarence Robinson
and wife are serving life sentences
lie refused to marry her and she shot
TnE numerous arrests on the charge
of -sending improper postal cards
through the mail show that the law in
regard to postal cards is not so well
"known as it should be. Not only is
obscene matter prohibited but also
threatening or profane expressions
and anything that is covered by the
slander laws. Even duns are not safe.
Dr. Au.tucu.'W. Goodspeed assistant
professor of physics at the university
of Pennsylvania has taken a radio-
graph of his own skulL All the smell
bones of the face particularly those
About the mouth are clearly shown in
the picture. The teeth are distinct
and even fillings which have been in-
Eerted in some of them are sharply de-
fined. During last year 2394 immigrants
were returned to the countries from
which they set out because they fell
within tho restrictive provisions of our
immigration laws. Of these 3 were
thut out because they were idiots 5
because they were insane 1701 because
Ihcy were paupers 3 because they were
:onvicts and C33 because they were
contract laborers. In addition to this
ISO persons were returned before the
tn 1 of their first year for coming upon
the poor relief.
The first practical application of the
bicycle in war is to be made by the
Cuban insurgents. On the steamship
Ardandhu which cleared from New
York a short time ago was a supply of
wheels shipped by a firm of Xew York
manufacturers. They were consigned
to Xeuvitas Cuba. The wheels are to
be used by the officers of the insurgent
rrmy. As the rainy season will soon
fet in over the island the actual worth
of tho bicycle in war should cet a se-
vere and thorough test.
A BILL of wide public interest has
been reported by the house mil-
itary committee at Washington. It
permits the detail of 50 officers and 50
snlisted men who shall be non-commissioned
officers to act as instructors
in military drill and tactics in normal
ind public schools where such instruc-
tion has been authorized by the au-
thorities in charge. At present these
Instructions are given only in colleges
and universities. It is proposed that
the law shall apply to public schools
where the number of pupils is 150 or
New York physicians nre puzzled
aver the peculiar case of nine-year-old
Tillie Hardy. The child is suffering
Irom hemcralopia or day blindness
but there are many other things con-
accted with the case which are inter-
isting and puzzling to the doctors.
Little Tillie's head is covered with
tvhite hair. Her eyes are of changc-
ible colors. She has the figure though
not the stature of a grown woman
md her mental powers arc remark-
ible. With never a day's schooling
she can read and write and is a bright
accountant and a very ready calcu-
lator A BILL for the adoption of the Torrens
real estate plan is now pending in the
Ohio legislature with a strong prob-
ability of its passage. The contem-
plated measure goes farther than the
lystem in some other states inasmuch
as it makes registration compulsory
the present record system being con-
tinued till all lands are registered
ander the new plan. Massachusetts is
jonsidering the Torrens system. The
lame thing can be slid of New York
Minnesota. Montana and Utah. It ap-
plies to real property the principle
which has always been applied to per-
I HAY 1896.
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NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned By Telegraph and Mail.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL
Mr. Clakkson on the 3d said: "fiov.
McKinley will not be nominated by ac-
clamation because I can say positive-
ly that Allison Quay and Morton will
remain in the contest and so surely
will Hoed. McKinley will fall from SO
to 100 votes short of enough to nom-
inate at the start and the field will
represent from 53. to 550 votes."
Mn. Manley of Maine claimed the
situation on the 3d to be as follows:
"For Mr. Reed 1G2: for Gov. McKinley
275; for all other candidates 217; con
tested and doubtful 05; Vermont 3.
This makes 757 delegates elected and
leaves 1C1 yet to be chosen. The con-
test is not settled yet and can alone
be determined by the delegates whea
they meet in convention at St. Louis."
Gen. Grosvexor claimed on the 3d
that there were 495 delegates elected
for McKinley with only 45G necessary
The second. Third Fifth Xinth and
Twelfth congressional districts of
Michigan held conventions on the SOth
to elect delegates to St. Louis. Each
gave ironclad instructions for McKin-
ley. The state convention of republicans
at Springfield 111. on the 30th declared
their preference for William McKinley
for president the motion tD instruct
the delegates to the national conven-
tion for Cullom being amended by a
motion to substitute the name of Mc
Kinley and carried by a vote of S32 to
Princess Beatrice youngest daugh-
ter of Queen Victoria and widow of
Prince Henry of Uattenberg has been
appointed governor of the Islo of
Wight tho office previously held by
O.v the outlook for the republican
presidential nomination Mr. Joseph
Manley of Augusta Me. said on the
1st that any speculation to the effect
that friends of Speaker Reed meant to
withdraw him from tho contest were
baseless. Mr. Manley also said that
McKinley would never be nominated.
"It will be the issue that will win at
St. Louis. That issue will be sound
Secretarv Carlisle's recent speech
at Chicago on sound money has been
published in two or three different
forms and is being scattered all over
the west by the million copies.
Ex-Sexator T. C Platt said at New
York on the 1st that Gov. Morton was
in the presidential race to stay and
was not going to be withdrawn.
Twenty-eight women were recently
asphyxiated at Castle Welda near
Carlshafen Prussia. The night was
cold and they built a fire in a stove in
the room in which they slept and in
the morning they were found dead.
The unfortunate women had just ar-
rived from Holland.
Recent passengers from China re-
ported the black plague still prevalent
in Hong Kong and Canton.
An explosion of a gasoline engine de-
molished the five-story building 430
and 433 Walnut street Cincinnati at
eight o'clock on the night of the D.
Six bodies were recovered from the de-
bris and it was feared that there were
more lulled. About IS persons were
more or less severely injured. There
was intense excitement all the horses
breaking away and much damage to
glass being done in the vicinity. As
the night passed women whose hus-
bands had not reached home went
down to the scene of the explosion and
added their laments to the confusion.
The National Electrical exposition
was opened at New York on the night
of the 4th by Gov. Morton who pressed
a golden key that discharged cannon
in San Francisco New Orleans St.
Paul Augusta Mc. and London Eng.
Simultaneously the electric lights
around the different exhibits blazed
out in different colors and created a
sight like a scene from fairyland.
Thk war department has sent out a
circular to the commandant of each
post to report on the condition of offi-
cers serving at such posts with a view
of placing those physically incapacita-
ted on the retired list at an early date.
Thk will of tho late Karon Hirsch
the Jewish philanthropist has been
opened at Iirnenn. He leaves 55000-
003 for charities in Moravia.
At Newark N. J. 1300 carpenters
struck on the 4th for an advance in
wages from Si to S2.73 and eight hours
on Saturday. If the carpenters did
not win within a week all other trades
were to strike in sympathy.
Edwin Plant of Clayton Mass.
shot and instantly killed his wife Ada
and then fired a bullet into the breast
of his two-wceks-old child killing it.
Plant fled to the swamp near Karka-
pot river which was surrounded by a
posse. After a lively exchange of shots
with his pursuers. Plant killed himself.
Ahovt 1000 men stopped work and
demanded salary at the shipyard of
the Newport News (Va.) Ship 1'uilding
and Dry Dock Co. on the 4th. This
action on the part of the employes was
brought about by the new time sys-
tem called the clock system. The men
claimed that much time waslost in the
morning and at dinner hour on ac-
count of having to wait in turn to reg-
ister. The strike of the 000 employes of the
Electric Railway and Light Co. at Mil-
waukee was inaugurated on the night
of the 3d and as each car was run
into the barn motorman and conduc-
tor left it not to return until the de-
mands of the union for increased pay.
recognition of the employes organiza-
tion and several minor concessions are
granted. Serious trouble was expected.
as the company had been arranging to
till the strikers places.
Junoi: W. I). Mixick of Morehcad
Ky. was recently shot in the arm by
Plin Tolliver uncle of the famous
Craig Tolliver. and died ou (he 1st of
Near San Antonio Tex. Juan Rod-
riguez and his horse were struckby a
thunderbolt and every bono in their
bodies was broken.
WILL Hendy. colored shot and se-
riously wounded hisswecthcart Roxey
Wall at Ituna Tex. because she left
him. Constable Ilibbo tried to arrest
Ilcndy when he too was shot and
Rcndy made his escape. Philip Haines
tried to stop Ilcndy and was instantly
killed by the latter who continuing
on his way met E. R. Rone another
negro who in turn was mortally
wounded by Rcndy. A posse started
after the murderer nnd found him at
tho home of his brother-in-law. He
nas led by the crowd to a suitable tree
and swung up and then his body was
riddled with bullets.
A n.AN was said to be on foot to re-
cruit the O'Connor guards a Chicago
organization ton full regiment of 1200
men organized on the battalion sjs-
tcm with a full staff of field and line
officers and fight in the cause of Cuban
Spontaneous combustion in the
paint factory of W. A. Fuller & Co. at
San Francisco started a fire which de-
stroyed property valued by the under-
writers at 5130000 but stated by a rep-
resentative of Fuller & Co. to be about
The remains of Walter Q. Gresham
late United States secretary of state
were laid to rest at Arlington ceme-
tery Washington on the 2d. At tho
gates of the cemetery tho funeral
party were joined by President Cleve-
land. Secretaries Olner. Carlisle and
Herbert and Gen. Miles with eight
private soldiers and a bugler. Tho re-
mains were lowered into their last
resting place the bugler sounded
"taps" and that waj all the ceremony
that marked the occasion.
Justice Andrews of tho New York
supreme court has appointed Alfred
Ely receiver for the Times Publishing
Co. in proceedings brought by the
majoritv of the directors for a dissolu
tion of the corporation. The petition
ers stated that the capital stock of the
company was SI 250000 that the assets
of the company were not sufficient to
pay its debts and that the company
was indebted in the sum of S31G?!0.
The clearing house returns for the
week ended May 1 for the follow-
ing cities were: New York. S5Gi214-
S95; Chicago S90.959.724; St. Louis Sil.-
097105; Kansas City S9.294 151; St. Jo-
seph 5121 1.595; Topeka. 5335502; Wich-
ita $4933.-.$; Omaha 5437177a
Failures for tne week ended the 1st
were according to Dun's Review 233
in the United States against 231 last
year and 31 in Canada against 34 last
The contest of tho Northern Orator-
ical league was held on tho 1st at Chi-
cago. Tho first prize was won by J.
S. Ingraham.of the university of Mich-
igan who delivered an oration on
Gettysburg;" H. L. Ward of the
Northwestern university was second;
E. S. Gabriclle of Oberlin college
third; W. T. Wilson of the university
of Chicago fourth; A. II. Schmidt of
the university of Wisconsin fifth; W.
C. Keelcr of the university of Iowa
M. J. Wtcoff an engineer shot
William Wegner a wealthy manufac-
turer through the head and in the
left breast inflicting wounds from
which Wegner died within a few min-
utes. The killing was done at Lake
and Anne streets Chicago a crowded
spot in the daytime and after two
officers had taken AVyckoff into cus-
tody a large crowed endeavored to take
him away. The policemen fought
hard for their prisoner but they were
on the point of losing him when n pa-
trol wagon of officers came in response
to a riot call.
Georoe Green (young Corbctt) made
the fight of his life and got the deci-
sion over Owen Zeigler.of Philadelphia
before 5003 people at San Francisco on
the 1st. Roth men stripped in fine con-
dition with Green apparently ten
pounds the heavier Zciglcr weighing
The May day celebrations in Lon-
don Paris and other European cities
by laboring men were attended with
no unusual demonstrations.
A Chicago dispatch on the 1st said
that from present appearances the pro-
posed interstate commerce beef trust
investigation bv tho federal grand
jury would fall short of its purpose.
The business portion of Pino Grove
Cob was destroyed by fire. Loss S20-
000. The firo was believed to have
been of incendiary crigin.
The Sabbath association of Iowa re
cently met in annuel convention at
Cedar Rapids. The meeting was in
the interest of a more strict observance
of the day.
A WESTBorxii freight on the Chicago
& Great Western railway separated
near Sycamore 111. and then bumped
together. Four oil tanks soon after-
wards exploded and the conductor was
burned beyond recognition. A lot of
sheep and some other property were
It was rumored at Washington
that tho free coinage democrats of
Kentucky had decided to make their
fight against Secretary Carlisle under
the banner of Vice President Steven-
son and that Mr. Stevenson had ac
quiesced in the arrangement. There
had been several informal conferences
among the leaders it was said and
the result was a determination to
bring out the vica president as tke
charcmon of the white metal.
Gen. LEFEVREformany3-earsa dem
ocratic congressman from Ohio said to
a New York Journal reporter that a con
ference of democrats had been held
in Washington at which it was ar
ranged to nominate Cleveland at tho
democratic national convention in
July. He said that Pattkon Russell
Dickinson Carlisle and others were
simply stalking horses for Cleveland
and that they were bent on nominating
Cleveland and the federal patronage
had been used to defeat the silver dem-
ocrats in Michigan and elsewhere so
as to insure a sound money plat
form on which Cleveland could run.
At Fairmont W. Va. lightning
struck a bchoolhousc on the 5th and
Miss Hattie Youst was instantly killed
and a number of other pupils were
more or less badly burned.
Coi. North the "nilrato king" one
of the richest men in tiie world died
suddenly in London on the 5lh.
In the senate on the 5th Mr. Hill still
continued his speech in opposition to
Mr. Pollers resolution to investigate
the bond issues. Some progress was
made on the river and harbor bill and
a number of pension bills were passed.
A motion requesting the president to
protest against the execution of Amer-
icans captured by the Spaniards on the
Compe'.itor was adopted. The house
refused to concur in the senate's reduc-
tion of the battle ships from four to
THE BOP ISSUES.
Senator Hill Still Talks in Opposi-
tion to an Investigation.
HOUSE WANTS TOUR BATTLE SHIPS.
Tho I ower Ilrancli of Concrr Non-Coa-curs
In thft etiatn'4 Amendment to
the N.n.il Itlll rotltlon for
u Datjr o'u TVooL
Washington May a Senator nill
added another day the fifth in op-
position to the bond resolution in the
senate yesterday. Early in the day
Mr. 1'cffer author of the resolution
announced that he would seek to
force a vote at night by holding the
senate in session until the resolution
was disposed of. It was evident how-
ever that senators were not disposed
to submit to the hardship of a pro-
tracted and possibly an all-night scs-
ssion and Mr. Peffer did not carry out
his announced purpose. He stated
however that the resolution would
certainly pass to-day which however
is doubtful in view of Mr. Hill's ap-
parent ability to speak indefinitely.
Mr. Pcttigrew of South Dakota sup-
ported the bond resolution and severe-
ly criticised the administration of
the treasury. The senator also criti-
cised Mr. Sherman for his recent ap-
proval of the treasury administration.
Some progress was made on the river
and harbor bill by taking It up in the
morning hour. The only changes made
were those restoring the authorization
of contracts of Sl.003000 for Sabine
Pass Tex. and 9S7.000 for Savannah
Ga. harbor. A number of pension bills
were passed at the close of the daj.
When tho senate met Mr. Call of Flor-
ida introduced a resolution requesting
the president to protest against the
execution of American citizens taken
on board the schooner Competitor by
a Spanish gunboat and to demand of
Spain that the prisoners shall not be
subject to cruel treatment. Mr. Call
asked the immediate adoption of the
resolution and on a viva voce vote it
was adopted with a faint response
few senators being present.
The opponents of four battlo ships
sustained an overwhelming defeat in
the house yesterday on the proposition
to accept the senate amendment to the
naval appropriation bill reducing the
number to two. Mr. Saycrs of Texas
ex-chairman of the appropriations
committee made the motion and in its
support argued that the question pre-
sented was purely a business one and
he appealed to the hone not to allow
political matters to influence its judg-
ment. He proccded to contrast the
appropriations of the present session
with the available revenue. The direct
appropriations for tho nc.t fiscal year
as they passed the house were 5503000-
000 while the total estimated revenue
was but 5404000000. If no provision
were made for the sinking fund ($"0-
000000) the total outstanding direct
obligations would be 5133000000 leav-
ing a working balance of S9.0M.00a
Rutin addition contracts mere author-
ized in tho sundry civil bill naval
and fortifications bills aggregating
S9300000a In other words there would
be S9OO0O0O to meet almost S100 000000
of expenditures. With this situation
staring congress in the face ho argued
that it was wise to retrench. Mr.
Routcllc concluded the debate with a
brief protest against placing all the
onus of extravagant appropriations on
the naval committee. The roto was
taken by yeas and nays Mr. Saycrs'
motion was defeated 31 to 141 and on
Mr. Routelle's motion the house re-
quested a further conference with the
PETITION FOR A IJITV OX WOOL
WASinxoTON.May C. Senator Chand-
ler yesterday circulated the following
petition on the republican side of the
chamber: "To tho senate committee
on finance The undersigned request
that in case any bill relating to the in-
ternal revenue or the tariff is consid-
ered by the senate at the present ses-
sion the committee on finance will
move and support the addition of a
clause providing for an adequate duty
on wool." In sending tho petition to
Senator Morrill chairman of the com-
mittee Senator Chandler wrote a note
saying tual tne paper iiau not uecn
prescntcu to any of tho finance com
mittee to whom it is addressed or to
tho republican senators who voted
against taking up the Dinglcy bilL
"Rut" he added "I think I am able to
say that all tho republican senators
(and the populists us well) are in favor
of putting a duty on wool whenever
any amendment is made to the present
tariff luw." The petition was signed
by 31 senators
A TRUSTED OFFICIAL SHOUT.
Washington May C. It is reported
on what is believed to bo good author-
ity that the expert accountant em-
ployed by the secretary of state has
found a shortage of S127.O0O in tho trust
funds account of F. J. Kicckhocfcr
until recently the disbursing officer of
the state department. This amount
together with the 512000 shortage said
to be found by the auditing officers of
the treasury in Mr. Kicckhocfcr's gen-
eral account brings the total up to
5139000. What action the government
will take in the matter has not been
TWO WESTERN HILLS
Washington May C The house
committee on public lands has reported
favorably Mr. Long's bill to donate to
the Kansas soldiers' home 1.S00 acres
of the Fort Dodge military reservation.
This places the entire reservation at
the disposal of the soldiers' home of
the state. The committee reported un-
favorably the bill to donate to the
Missouri agricultural college 21000
acres of public domain.
No tlutalilo llrllpf Nrrilnl.
Denver Col. May 6. The Denver
chamber of commerce authorized tho
statement that no contributions for
the Cripple Creek lire sufferers from
other states arc needed. The contri-
bution in sight in Colorado amounts to
A correspondent of the Xew York
Herald calls attention to the fact that
the grave of President Tyler is stone-
less nnd nameless. He thinks that
some appropriate monument should
mark the final resting place of one
who has occupied tho position of presi-
dent of the United States and he gives
practical proof of his patriotism by
subscribing S100 toward the erection
of a suitable memorial.
Great llritain owns 2.."iT0(XX) square
miles of territory in Africa an area al-
most equal to that o( the United
Condenied Report of the Iast Weeb'i Tro-
rredlngt. TltEsmato spent tho 5)thonthe naval ap-
propriation bill without completing It Mr.
Oorman opposing the Item of four battlo xhlps.
Sir. White (Cat) spoke of tho need of coast de-
fenses rather than vessel and Mr. Allen
(Neb.) arraigned the two old parties and pre-
dicted that tho democratic! partr would go out
of power for a third of a century and that the
republican party would give place to a party ol
the people In ISO0. The house concluded the
general debate on the bankruptcy bill nnd
opened it to amendment under the flrc-mlnute
rule. Mr. Cu'.bcrson (Tex.) who has always
fought every bankruptcy bill containing an In-
voluntary system surprised the house by an-
nouncing that ho would vote for the measure.
Mr. Crowthcr Introduced a bill to make eligi-
ble to Tension laws all militia who have ;erred
W days. A bill was aUo Introduced by Mr.
Lewis (Ky ) to purchase the birthplace of Lin-
coln in Kentucky and make It a national sol-
The naval appropriation bill was taken up in
the senate on the 1st and Mr. Gorman's amend-
ment to reduce tbenuinber of battle ships from
four to two was agreed to. Mr. Tillman In the
debate arraigned the president and cabinet of-
ficers with unsparing criticisms and also
pitched Into Messrs. Hill and Sherman. Mr.
Hill answered Mr. Tillman but Mr. Sherman
declined to be brought Into the controversy.
Mr. Ilutlcr Introduced a bill to make the Mexi-
can silver dollar the Japanese yen and the
trade dollar legal tenders The bill to restore
certain townslte property in Oklahoma to the
public domain was passed ...In the house the
bankruptcy bill wa debated. A bill to pro
vide a delegate in congress from Alaska was
defeated. Mr. Curtis Introduced a resolution
to modify the regulations In regard to slaugh-
tering cattle shipped from the United States-
AFTisi a week's debato tho senate passed the
naval appropriation bill on the 'd. It Is sub-
stantially as It was reported I -om the com
mittee except for the reduction of tho battle
ships from four to two.. ..The houso passed
the Henderson bill to establish a uniform sys-
tem of bankruptcy by a vote of 157 to 81. Tho
bill as passed is based upon the Torrey
bankruptcy bilL It provides for both volun-
tary ami involuntary bankruptcy. The senato
bill appropriating rj.noo for the expenses of
the llebrlnj sea commission was also passed.
Representative Miller of Kansas lntrodjced
a bill for the relief of the KIckapoo tribe of
Indians in Oklahoma.
Mr. I'f.fteii's resolution for investigating
the recent bond Issues camo up In the senate
on the 4tn as unfinished business and Mr. lltll
took tho floor and spoke against It until ad-
journment. The river and harbor bill was
displaced by the bond resolution Mr Peffer
refusing to further delay the matter and his
motion to proceed with the resolution being
upheld by 3a to S3.... In the house Mr. Routcllc
chairman of tho naval committee motcd to
non-concur tn all the senate amendment; to
the naval bill. He scored some senators for
their Inconsistency and contrasted their re-
cent war talk with their voting to reduce the
number of battle ships. The motion went
over. Mr. Daniels introduced a bill providing
that a white man who hereafter married an
Indian woman should secure no tribal rela-
tions thereby. Mr. Woodman Introduced a
resolution requesting tho president to recog-
nize the Cuban Insurgents.
FORAKER ON THE PLATFORM.
The Senator-Elect for Ohio Talks on What
tbo Itrpuhllcan l'arty Is Agreed Upon.
Cincinnati May 5. Senator-elect
Foraker was the guest of honor at the
house warming of the Lincoln club. It
had been agreed that no speeches
should be made or called for but lato
in the evening there was suth a de-
mand for a speech from Senator For-
aker that he was obliged to respond.
In his brief address he said: "The re-
publican party is united. All its mem-
bers agree on protection; they agree
on reciprocity and they practically
agree on finance and when the na-
tional convention meets at St. Louis
on June 1G it will dcclaro its belief in
bimetallism but will declare its oppo-
sition to the free and unlimited coin-
age of silver until tho same can be
brought about through international
agreement or some other means that
will neither advance nor depreciate
any dollar of the United States but
maintain its face value in all the world
A COSTLY STAMP.
AMTen-Cent ltaltlinorel'rnTUlonat Urines
the !uqi of 84400.
St. Louis May 4. A postage stamp
called tho "ten-cent llaltimorc provi
sional" the only one of the kind known
to exist was sold yesterday by a SL
Louis firm to . A. Castle of iew
York for S1.-100 the largest prico ever
paid for a stamp. It is about l
inches long and one-half inch wide and
has the name of James M. lluchannan
written across its face It was issued
by lluchannan between l$4.and 1S4T
when he was postmaster of llaltimorc.
The stamp was found by a Louisville
Ivy. young man named Duncan in old
family papers and ho was on the point
of destroying it together with the
others found at the same time before
he learned their value. lie sold them
all to tho Mekccl Stamp Publishing
Co. of this city for 520000.
STANFORD'S BEQUEST PAID.
The California University Tlut Hears Ilia
Xamn ICclleTvd from Kiiibarrasmucnt.
Sax Fiiancisco May 4. After three
years of litigation over the estate of
tho late Senator Stanford his widow
has at last been enabled to pay the be-
quest of S2.500.000 which the senator
left to Lcland Stanford Jr. university.
The payment means an assured income
to the great institution and this as-
sured income implies an end to the
financial stress that has been more se-
rious than anyone not admitted to the
inner history o the Stanford estate
Strike of l'lumbert In Kansas city.
Kansas Citv Ma May 4. More
than 150 plumbers gas and steam-
fitters struck this morning owing to
differences of opinion that have arisen
between them and the employing
plumbers of the city over the proposed
new scale of wages. The men have
asked for S3.50 per day of eight hours
for the plumbers S3 for the same day
for gas and stcamfitters nnd S3 for
juniors. Theso demands have been re-
fused by the employing plumbers of
WHAT W.OMEN ARE DOING.
Maryland's new state librarian is a
woman Mrs. Jeffries.
Mrs. I-i Motto Du Pont of Wilming-
ton has giten to the Delaware hospital
$5000 in cash.
Mrs. America Lou tea Joslin of South
Greenfield Mo. wius admitted to the
Dade county (Mo.) bar the other day
after passing a highly creditable ex-
amination. She is 85 years old.
women politicians in Jvnnsis arc in
great luck this year. Many were elect-
ed to office in the recent elections and
now othi-rs are getting appointive of-
fices from magnanimous male officials.
Kingstown Mass. is bclicted to be
the first town in that state to hae a
woman superintendent of schools. Miss
Helen Holmes elected to the siiper-
intendency by the f-chool committee u
few dajs ago.
William C. Whitney who was secre-
tary of the iiaiy under the first Cleve-
land administration is (die of the
wenlthieHt men of the country. His
fortune is estimated nt $30000000 nnd
his home on Fifth avenue facing the
Vandcrbilt mimsioiif is one of 11m
sights of Xew York city. "
I1IS KECK BROKEN.
A Barber Strikes a Tailor with His
Fist and Kills Him.
A SI100TIXG SCRAPE AT A DAM
Two Missouri Murderer Sentenced to 't
llancrtl A Drutilten lVlfo TrHtor
lu Kentucky Strung Up
by n Mob.
IIuitai.o N. V. May C. Oscar
George "iVcsthphal a barber struck
tleorjre HischolT a tailor such a blow
witli his fist yesterday as to break his
neck. Wcsthphal gave himself up to
the police when he learned the fatal
effects of his blow. His story is that
Ilischoff was choking one of the pin
bovs in a bowling alley and he com
manded him to desist. liischoff turned
and grappled with Wcsthphal when
the latter struck him with all his
might. Wcsthphal is a tall lank man
of rough appearance but said to be
quiet and respectable liischoff was a
fat and well to do man about 40 years
of aire. His body shows a wound on
the lip hut no other marks. He never
stirred after he was hit.
A S1IOOTINO SCItAI AT A DANCF.
liKNltlETTA. lex. .May li A uanee
was held at the home of Charles Itis-
lcy.about nine miles southeast of here.
An old feud existed between Hiram
Curtis and Mat I Sen tie v. When Curtis
arrived he found llcntlcy already
there and commenced to shoot. Kent-
ley returned Curtis' fire. After shoot-
ing five times he ran out of the door and
started for Henrietta to give himself
up. After the firing ceased it was
found Hiram Curtis was shot several
times in the breast l.ird Ilisley shot
fn the breast once Charles Hisley shot
in the leg and S. I). Honner in the hip.
It is reported here that since the
shooting both Hiram Curtis and Bird
Ilisley have died.
TWO SENTENCED TO Bn nxECUTEIJ.
St. Lurt May 0. "Cottonhead"
Schmidt the 17-year-old German boy.
nnd Sam Foster colored convicted of
the murder of llertram Atwatcr the
Chicago artist who was killed at Web
ster Grove January 23 were sentenced
by Judge Hirsell yesterday to bo
hanged at Clayton June 13. Attor
ney Itass acting for Schmidt raised
the point that he could not be sen-
tenced to hang as under the laws of
Missouri a boy under IS canuot be pun-
ished for felony except by imprison-
ment in tho house of refuge. Judjo
Hirsell overruled tho point and Itass
took an appeal to the supreme court.
KENTUCKV WIFE HEATEK IIANOED.
Wili.iamstow.v Ky. May 0. Dr.
Ferrcll was hanged at KUiston Ky.
by a mob. Ferrcll has the reputation
of a wife beater. Ho came home drunk
and whipped his wife. Last night a
mob was organized and strung him up
to a limb Ho was discovered later by
some boys and cut down before life
was extinct. He will recover.
MONARCHS IN DANGER.
riot Against King Humbert and the Sal-
tan of Tarney.
London Mai a Two crowned heads
in Europe arc said to be in peril as a
result of the assassination of the
l'crsian shah. It is hoped here how-
ever that the idea of regicide will not
become deeply rooted. Humbert of
Italy is reported to be one of the men-
aced monarchs; the other is the sultan
of Turkey whose life however is vir-
tually always in peril. Xo surprise
would be created were poison or the
dagger to remove Abdul Hamid in
fact one or the other is the route over
the Styx pcncrally assigned to Moham-
NEW STEEL MAKING
Scheme KvoItciI That as Alleged.
Kctotutlnntze the Industry.
YorxosTOWX O. May a Experi-
ments have been in progress here for
some time iu a small building of the
Youngstowu Steel Co. the greatest
sccrccv being maintained as to what
was being developed until yesterday
when it was learned that an official of
the company who is an expert chemist
had discovered a process by which the
cost of producing steel will be reduced
50 per cent nnd will revolutionize the
steel industry. The process will re-
main the secret of the company.
THEY SAVED CAR FARE.
Two Hypnotists Wnlkeil loll .SI lies bat Im-
nclneil They lVrre ltldlne.
RocKFoiin 111. May 6. John Ander-
son and Charles Olson two local
hypnotists havo just returned from
Chicago having walked from here
there under a wager in 20 hours. They
said they hypnotized each other before
they started and imagined they were
riding going the distance of 100 miles
without eating or sleeping.
Novel Cnmpalen Keforms.
Indianapolis Ind. May C A body
blow to the hangers-on was struck by
the S9 candidates soliciting recogni-
tion on the republican state ticket. In
a resolution the candidates have agreed
to provido no refreshments not even
cigars in the preliminary canvassing
among delegates and also recommend-
ing to the committee on rules that no
nominating speeches be permitted.
A 11 re nt l'lne (iroiv. Col.
Denver Cob May G. Tho business
portion of Pine Grove was destroyed
by fire. Loss S20.000. Tho fire is be-
lieved to have been of incendiary
Ifina S.ibbtth Asgorlitlon.
Croak Kai'IIx la. Ma3 . The Sab
bath association of Iowa met here in
annual convention yesterday. The
meeting was in the interest of a more
strict observance of the day. Many
delegates were present.
Thirty-two counties in Missouri have
elected instructed delegates to the re-
publican state convention. Of these
2G1 delegates are for Cahoon for jrov-
crnor 42 for Upton 24 for Davis 10
for Hale B for l'ettijohn G for Warner
and 5 for Tubbs. Thirt3-four counties
with 1:7 delegates are uniustructcd.
A waiter in n Sacramento restaurant
tho scapegrace sen of a wealthy Aus-
trian while sering a guest learned of
his father's death and that he was heir
to $500000. He tore off his npron w ith-
out untying the strings maden present
of it to his bos and immediately In-gan
preparations to start for his Austrian
There is n woman tlentUt in Xew
York who is fast attaining popularity
nnd fortune. She is a Geriimn by birth
rs and other musicians of her own
nationality In the city.
NEWS FOR METHODISTS.
Items nf Interest Touehlnrr on Charch Stft-
tlstliit hiiiI I linrrh oi eminent.
Cleveland O. May 4. Methodists
are tired of collections not of the
principle but of the number. There
are six or seven church funds each of
which lias a separate set of officers.
The brethren who foot the bills want
less confusion and more economy.
They want one collection and one or-
ganization to administer their benevo-
lences. This is not a new complaint
but this general conference has taken
the first step in an effort to consolidate
its various missionary and other benev-
olent funds. The conference de-
termined to appoint a committee to
devise a plan for tho consoli-
dation of the church's benevolences
one minister and one layman tn be
chosen by each of the 14 gcueral dis-
tricts nnd the 20th member to bo ap-
pointed by the bishops. The address
of tho bishops was read by I. Viop
Warren and required two hours in xt.s
delivery. It was silent on the ndmis-
sion of women and on the demun 1 of
the laymen for equal representation
It opposed the removal of tho time
limit on pastorates except in rare
cases and insisted on the rule against
The address shows that the church
has a membership of 279GG5G a gain
of 355000 in four years. The Sunday
schools last year numbered S0.352 a
gain in four years of 2TG and tho
teachers and pupils numbered 2933350
a gain of 2SO000. The conversions in
the Sunday schools in four years were
53430. The church has added SU.G00-
000 worth of property to tho $113000-
000 owned in 1S92. The gain in pas-
I toral support has been $500000 partly
uccause oi i.-juu more pastors. 'ino
missionary funds show substantial
gains. The church has 51 deaconess
homes hospitals and orphanages of
which 15 are in foreign lands.
There arc 574 deaconesses of
whom 00 are in foreign work. Ono
hundred aro trained nurses. The or-
ganization has SGII.850 worth of prop-
erty which has been mostly given dur-
ing the last four years. The Epworth
league has 21000 chapels with 1350-
000 members. On this subject the ad-
dress says: "Wo arc impressed with
the importance r.f encouraging our
pastors and young people to establish
and maintain Epworth leagues rather
than other societies in order that they
may have the benefit of our literature
and be trained to be loyal and intelli-
The bishops propose a scmi-annnal
conference to take the place of tho
quarterly. They suggest a court for
the trial of charges against ministers
by each local conference of a circuit
electing trial judges to be members of
that court. This is to avoid the objec-
tion of trying eases before mixed
bodies of old and young male and fe-
male. The bishops recommend that
students of the theological schools who
apply for admission to the ministry
shall bo credited with studies pursued
in school. They suggest providing for
superannuated ministers and their
families according to their need in-
stead of the length of service. They
are opposed to removing the ban of tho
church from dancing card playing and
theater-going. They favor total pro-
hibition and want the United States
to refuse government licenses in pro-
hibition states. The various denomi-
national schools are indorsed. Tho ad-
dress declares for a national divorce
law denounces the Armenian atroci-
ties favors arbitration in labor and in
international disputes and urges profit
JUDGE LYNCH'S WORK.
A l'osgc strings Up a Xesro Mardercr at
DuNA Tex. May 4. Will Ilcndy
colored shot and seriously wounded
his sweetheart Ito.tey Wall because
she left him. Constable Ilibbo tried to
arrest Uendy when he too was shot
and Ilcndy made his escape. Philip
Haines tried to stop 1'ondy and was in-
stantly killed by tho latter who con-
tinuing on his wav met E. IS. Bone
another negro who in turn was
mortally wounded by Hendy. A posse
yesterday morning found him at the
home of his brother-in-law. Ho was
not quick enough in yielding when a
shot rang out that brought him to his
senses. The shot wounded him and he
began running. When about 50 yards
away he gave in and was led by tho
crowd to a suitable tree and swung up.
Through the still air ran? out the
shots of SO cool and determined
men who had taken the law in their
own hands. His body was riddled with
bullets and was left hanging. Con-
stable Ilibbo C. 11. Hone and Koxy
Wall the last two colored arc still
alive though suffering severely from
the wounds of lieadv. Philip Haines
was interred yesterday.
KANSAS CITY'S NEW DAILY.
Reported Thst Stllson Hatchlns Will Start
a Democratic Mornlnrr Taper There.
Kansas City Mo. May 2. CoL John
T. Crisp told a correspondent that
Stilson Hutchins whose close friend
he is had securrd the United press
franchise and would start a democratic
morning paper in Kansas City at an
early date. This newspaper according
to Col. Crisp Is to be "as good a paper
as money and brains can make it." Hut
one man will it is stated be imported.
That man is John Obcriy formerly ol
Illinois known all over the state some
years ago as "llishop" Oberly a bright
and extremely popular politician who
was once a United States civil service
commissioner. The remaining mem-
bers of the force will be western men.
Tho Unvelllnrr of a SMtne.
Washington May 4. The pro-
grammo of exercises for the unveiling
of the statue of Gen. Hancock here
May 12 has been completed. President
Cleveland will prcsido and possibly
may make a few introductory remarks.
Senator Palmer of Illinois will be the
orator of the day.
lcArncuftn Rebellion Knded.
Washinoton Slav 4. A special
cablegram received here from Mnna-
guay nnnounces that the rebel forces
in Nicaragua have surrendered and
that the rebellion in that republic has
A lllcyrllst Crashed to Heath.
PiiiLAnELi'iitv May 4. In an at-
tempt to steet a passageway between
a pile of lumber several wagons and a
trolley car a bicyclist named L. A.
Conway fell from his bicycle and the
wheels of the trolley car passed over
his back. He died almost instantly
loronto llnllilln" Trades -Strike.
TonoNTo Out. May 4. The builders'
laborers to the number of 400 struck
yesterday for an increase from IS cents
-o 21 cents an hour. As a consequence
tho bricklayers and stonecutters were
compelled to ntop work and the whole
building trad; is at u standstill.
SC011ES J3UEIED ALIVE.
Many Pcoplo Killed by tho Qol-
lapso of a Cincinnati Buildinar.
Six Dead Itodte Taken from the Ralni and
IS Injured ltcsca-irt Intense Excite-
ment In the Vicinity Gasoline J
Explosion Canted It.
Cincinnati May 5. At eight o'clock
last ninht the five-story building 430
and 432 Walnut street between Fourth
and Fifth streets was blown to the
ground by an explosion of gasoline.
The shock was so terrific that it was
felt all over the city and not one brick
upon another is left in the front and
rear walls of the building while the
adjacent buildings were badly dam-
aged. Tho glass was broken out of
streetcars that were passing at tho
time and one of the cars was badly
wrecked but none of the passengers
jvas seriously hurt. All the horses
.n tho immediate ncighbornooa
broke from their fastenings and ran
away and there was not only intense
excitement but the greatest confusion.
There are wild reports about the ex-
tent of the loss of life. Six bodies
were recovered up to 9:50 p. in. and is
s known that there are many more.
The excitement was the more intense
because it could not be definitely
learned for some time what ctused the
explosion. It was finally ascertained
that the saloons in the building had
put in their own electric plants for in-
candescent lights and had just secured
a gasoline engine with which to rnn
the dynamo. The plant got out of fix
and there was a flash which communi-
cated to the dynamo and caused the
explosion. The sudden collapse of the
largo building smothered everything in
the cellar so that there was no fire.
The firemen were soon assisted by
some expert engineers who made open-
intra through the basement walls oi
adjacent buildings and were recover-
ing some of the victims in that man-
ner. As the nightpassed the scenes about
the wrecked building became more
distressing than ever. Women whose
husbands and sons had not reached
home came down to the Fountain
square and filled up the space about
the government building where they
were weeping and crying about their
friends being in the wreckage. There
were quite a number of men among
these weeping ones. At 10:30 the three-year-old
boy of Adolph Drachs waa
taken from the ruins so badly hurt
that he is not llkel- to live. The
family of Adolph Drachs suffered most
severely. Drachs and his wife are
numbered among the dead his-five-year-old
daughter is dead and his three-year-old
boy is believed to be dying.
Xoland Davit a traveling man for the
Columbus Carriage Co. of Hamilton
O.. and two others unidentified com-
plete the list of those known to be
dead. There were about 13 others who
were more or less injured.
WOMEN EXPECT TO WIN. '
Tiro Report! Ileforetbo General Methodlxl
Confereneo on the (Juration.
Cleveland O. May 5. The advo
cates and opponents of the proposition
to admit woir a delegates were pitted
against each other yesterday In the
Methodist general conference in what
will probably be a decisive battle. The
committee of i on eligibility sent in a
majority report .n favor of the women
and a minority report. These were de-
bated warmly and will be further con-
sidered to-day. Each side 'claim suc-
cess. Dr. Mueller of Cleveland pre-
sented a resolution favoring arbitra-
tion for all EngHsh-speaking countries
which was adopted and a copy ordered
sent to the president of the United
States. The resolution pictured at
length the horrors of war and an-
nounced that the English-speaking
countries of the world bad too much
in common to risk the lives and treas-
ures of their peoplo in a bloody con-
flict. The resolutions further reported
In favor of an arbitration commission.
The supporters of the women dele-
gates' cause claim thttt they havo cer-
tainly won the victory and that tho
final vote will seat the women. Their
opponents while they concede that tho
other side had a large majority of the
delegates from tho start declare their
belief to be that the tide was turned
by the speeches In the conference yes-
terday. It is stated that Ker. A. F. Kollas-
sewki pastor of the Independent
Polish Catholic church of the Immacu-
late Heart of the Ulcssed Virgin Mary
and also the head of the independent
Polish movement in the United States
has approached Chaplain McCabc with
a proposition to turn his church with
its congregation into tho Methodist
denomination. Chaplain McCabc whila
admitting that the offer had been
made declined to discuss it. .'
SAVED FROM THE GALLOWS.
Murderer rnnshon. of St. Jotepb. VTI11
Servo SO Years In Trlion.
Jeffehson City. Mo May 5. Gov.
Stone commuted the death sentence of
Thomas Punshon who was to have
been hanged nt St. Joseph on Wednes-
day next to 20 years' imprisonment in
th nenltentiarv. Punshon was in
dicted for murder the chargo being
that be killed Ins wile ana tne caso
had several trials in the criminal court
of liuchanan conntv. and the main
questions presented at the trial was
whether Mrs. Punsnon committee; sui-
cide or whether her husband killed
KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
X Hoy While Flshlnr and nr .Man WhlU
Rldliif; struck by a Thunderbolt.
Temple Tex. May 5.Thirteen-ycar-old
George Folliard was struck
and instantly killed by lightning while
fishing on the Leon river. Another
lad Wert Stevens who was with him
was slightly injured. Xear San An-
tonio Juan Rodriguez aged 20 years
and his horse were killed by lightning
whilo en route home from his ranch.
Xearly every bone in both bodies was
broken. The man's hair was almost
burned off his head and his clothes
were torn into tatters.
PUNTA BRAVA IN ASHES.
The Cuban ll!a-o Destroyed and Several
l'rople Iturned to Death.
Havana May 5. The insurgent
leaders. Mora Villanuava and Del-
gado at the head of about 1000 men
ha.-e burned the village of Punta
Itrava. near this city. The Spanish
forces from San Quintin and the guer-
rilla forces from the neighboring forts
attacked the insurgents and repulsed
them with the loss of 40 killed. Sev-
everal inhabitants of the village aria
said to havo been burned to death '!'!
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