The Indian Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 14, No. 38, Ed. 1, Thursday, May 21, 1896 Page: 1 of 4
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'.CIIIEFTAIIN PUBLISHING CO.
VINTTA INDIAN TERRITORY THURSDAY 3LAY 21. 1896.
VOL. XIV. NO 38.
TnEfEurppcan press is almost unani-
mous itfCenouncing the United Stales
for interfcr inj with Spain in Cuba.
A New Yohkeb offers 5243000 a year
for the exclusive privilege of picking
over the collected rubbish of that city.
A doctok of divinity of the African
Methodist church is reported as hav-
ing ciphered out that hell is only S3
miles from the surface of the earth.
C. XV. Butts and C K. Goodwin two
prominent young men of Providence
R. L recently started on a bicycle trip
to California with tho intention of
'breaking- the present record.
The pope will shortly appoint a com-
mission of cardinals to examine into
the question of the union of the Angli-
can with the Catholic church. Cardi-
. nals Vaughn Satolli and five prelates
" resident in Homo will possibly form
A morosmox has been made and is
leing seriously considered to build a
cinder bicycle path connecting Chicago
with Peoria HL paralleling one of
the railroads. It is estimated that the
path would only cost S200 per mile or
40000 in alt
The Illinois Ilumane society at Chi-
cago has inaugurated a crusade against
the practice of carrying babies on bi-
cycles. The claim is made that it not
V only imperils children's lives but also
affects thsir brains owiug to the rapid
and unnatural motion.
Gov. Morton lias approved the act
passed by the legislature putting into
effect the provision of the new consti-
tution abolishing contract labor in all
state prisons. After January 1 1697
convict labor will be limited to the
manufacture of articles needed by tho
inmates of the various state institu-
tions. Pr.or. Alexander Gbaham Bell the
well known inventor recently gave to
the press his observations of the work-
ings of the flying machine invented by
Samuel P. Langley the secretary of
the Smithsonian institute. lie said:
"Xo one could have witnessed these
experiments without being convinced
that the practicability of mechanical
flight had been demonstrated."
A suicide club was organized in Lit-
tle Hock Ark. recently. It was to be
a branch of the big club at Chicago.
The rules of the Chicago club will gov-
ern tho Little Rock club and each of
the members will assemble in his club
room and draw straws to see who shall
take his life. The unlucky member
must kill himself within one year com-
mencing the night of the drawing.
PuoBABLr one of tho most unique
secret societies considering the object
for which it "was formed ever organ-
ized is in full running order in Areola
. IlL It is known as the Anti-Xegro or
Blackcap club. Its object is to put a
stop to the colored people becoming
residents of the city -or permitting
stragglers from remaining any length
. of time within the limits. Areola is
bow without a colored inhabitant.
The house committee on coinage
weights and measures recently ordered
a favorable report on the joint resolu-
tion of Mr. Charles XV. Stone of Penn-
sylvania in which the president is au-
thorized to solicit an expression of
opinion from the commercial nations
of the world as to tho feasibility of in-
ternational coins of uniform value and
if the replies aro favorable to invite
sn international conference on the
Tire latest figures show the gold
product of Colorado to have been 520-
000000 last year compared with 512-
000000 in 1S94 and 57000000 in IS93.
The gold product of the United States
last year was 550 000000 in value the
product of other countries collectively
"feeing 5110000000 as follows: South
African gold fields 510000000; Aus-
tralia. 540000000; Russia 525000000
and Mexico $5030000. It is said that
simply by the removal of the restric-
tions on hydraulic mining California
could be made to produce 5500000003
A eociett has been formed in San
Francisco -whose object it is to teach
men how to live so as to avoid tlie pen-
alty of death. The socioty has many
peculiarities as might le cxpcc'cd.
It is determined to revolutionize wliat
men have hitherto supposed to be the
laws of nature and to contradict in its
life and in the lives of those who fol
low its teachings the belief in the
truth of the octrine accepted by the
orthodox as by the unorthodox that
it is decreed to all men once to die.
The membership is made up of men
who develop health on occult princi--rples.
Cheater Xew York with its area of
359 square miles will be the second
largest city in the world. It lias 1100
churches 00 post offices 37000 busi-
ness houses 130000 dwellings 1100
miles of street ana eievatea railways
1100 hotels 500 public schools a debt
of 5170000000 taxable property of 52-
5S3S24329 and a population of con-
siderably over 3000000. In the year
JS00 the population of Sew York was
C0-iS9 and of Brooklyn 2378 a total of
C26fi7. The size and splendor of the
consolidated city a century hence are
entirely beyond the range of human
Lemonade and cingcr snaps will fol-
- low the doxology at every prayer
" meeting in the Trinity Methodist
church at Chicago for tho future. This
uniaac Inducement is offered by Rev.
Frank Crane and the free luncheon is
open alike to the people who have
been going to this sanctuary for 50
years and the new man who maybe
looking for bargains. The pastor has
adopted this feature frankly on the
score that he wants to get more peo-
ple to tho prayer meeting. He be-
lieves it will appeal to tho young mpn
and women of his congregation and
fill the lecture room.
The St. Louis Republic says that no
specially prepared table of statistics is
necessary in (support of the assertion
that German v is the most intellectually
industrious of the European countries.
Thinking men often refer to it as "the
homeuf higher philosophy and the hot-
bed of the science' yet it annually
has more suicides per thousand inhabit-
ants than any other country outikle
of the Orient. France England. Italy
Hungary and Russia come next in the
order named. In Spain and Portugal
two countries where civilization 5fc
rptratrradioif te lonwt jwr cent.
(ii'iriprfprs ts stewn
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Qlcanod By Telegraph and Mail.
rrnsoxAi. and political-
The Cincinnati Comuicrcinl-Gazette
sent letters to all members of the re-
publican national committee stating
that the nomination of McKinley at '
St. Louis being conceded it was do- I
sired to gather preferences for vice '
president. Tho replies published J
showed that witu the exception oi j
three tho members of the national
committee favored Thomas 11 Reed for
Tiik most noteworthy feature of the
session of the American Protective as-
sociation on the 14th was the innova-
tion made by giving to the public part
of the address of President Traynor.
He discouraged the attempt to secure
the nomination of a member of tho
order for president of the United
States. He also stated emphatically
that the keystone of the A. P. A. is tho
fact that no papist can be a consistent
citizen of the United States and that
entire renunciation of the papacy must
be made by a candidate to receive the
suffrages of the association.
Tun Colorado republican stato con-
vention which was held at Pueblo on
the Hth res-ultedMn a victory for Sena-
tor Henry M. Teller and his followers.
Teller was not only elected delcgatc-at-large
to the national convention at
St. Louis but he was commended as
the "ablest American of them all" and
tho other delegates were instructed to
follow his leadership. Senator Wol-
cott's name was not mentioned. Xo
mention of a bolt was made nor was
one suggested in any way.
United States District Judge Xel-
son of Minnesota sent his resignation
to President Cleveland to take effect on
the 10th on which date he became 70
years of ago and under the law could
retire under full pay and the presi-
dent filled the vacancy by nominating
Judge William Lochren of Minnesota
the present pension commissioner.
Tun report of the advisory board of
the A. P. A. said that its committee
had interviewed ex-Gov. McKinley as
to the charges made against him and
that he had denied and explained the
greater part in a manner satisfactory
to the committee and also that ho fully
indorsed the principles of tho A. P. A.
and the advisory board recommended
that tho ban which had been placed on
Maj. McKinlcy's presidential candi-
dacy be removed. John XV. Bchols of
Atlanta Ga. was elected supreme
president of the A. 1". A.; II. S. Wil-
liams of Boston supreme vice presi-
dent and Mr. Swain of California su-
Gex. Grosvexou's statement on the
17th said that the conventions had
been held and tho result was before
the people. He allowed McKinley 502
delegates out of 918.
Eugene V. Debs was named fcr the
presidency of the United States by the
Chicago Libor congress on tho 17th.
Tho resolution provoked a discussion
wh'ch consumed three hours but it
was finally adopted by a slight ma-
jority. It was recited in tho resolu-
tion that labor should bo solicitous
that a man be nominated who was
known to be friendly to workers and
TnE Venezuelan government has
agreed to pay the 1000 demanded by
Great Britain for the arrest of British
policemen on the condition that it will
not bo considered as affecting the
If the sound money men control at
Chicago Senator David B. Hill will
write the democratic platform. He is
anxious to get into the national plat-
form three planks which he believes
will help him in his fight for the Xew
York scnatorship. One is to declare
against all sumptuary legislatior; the
second is to pronounce the A. P. A. an
nn-Amcrican organization and the
third is to favor local option.
The supreme council of tho A P. A.
finished its business at Washington on
the IStli and then adjourned. Kansas
City was selected as the place for the
next annual gathering. The advisory
board was abolished its duties being
placed in the hands of the supreme
A fire at Washington on the IStli
destroyed 21 buildings with their con-
tents within the space of two hours
and two firemen were killed and four
seriously injured by falling walls.
The burned district consisted of com-
mission houses and were filled with in-
Ax explosion at Bida on the Niger
river in Africa.razed to the ground the
palace ol Emir Mcleki and killed 200
The supreme co.urt at Washington
on the 18th reversed the Kansas mort-
gage redemption case and upheld
Judge Horton's former decision that
the law of 1393 did not ipply to mort-
gages or contracts made before its
A caisson collapsed at high tide on
the 15th in the new dock which has
been virtually completed at Hull.Eng.
and let in the tide water which was
so strong that none of the vessels in
the dock could bo controlled and they
came into violent contact with one
another and were soon wrecked. The
damage done was estimated at 5500000.
A DisrATCH from Council Bluffs la.
on the 17th stated that it had rained
there continuously for a week and
that the loss to the city in sewers pav-
ing and bridges would run into the
About five o'clock on the afternoon
of the 1.1th a cyclone swept through
the western part of Sherman Tex.
Forty people were killed south of the
city in addition to several in tho city
and the number of wounded will reach
over 10a At Howe ten farm houses
were wrecked and eight persons killed
outright. At Gribble Sprintjs ft ur per-
sons were killed anil at several other
places fatalities were reported. Many
persons were missing from places iu
the path of the cyclone and it was im-
possible to fell how many had lost
their lives. The destruction of prop-
erty was enormous.
A TKRRir.u: cyclone passed over the
northwest corner of Marshall county
Ky.. on the 17th. At Elva it tore clown
th house of Anderson Jones and killed
the entire fimily consisting of Jones
peed u; Ins wife aged S3; his eldest
child a son i7yearsold. and two girls
one 10 and the other 12.
Durino a terrific electrical storm at
Norfolk. Va. n large frame house situ-
ated on a farm near Ocean View was
struck by lightning and burned to the
ground and two of its oecupants per-
ished in tb liauw. The boose was
ooeupUtl li about rt coforod persons
wUj r.-s ?Mgt M rtfwbrry ptak-
Tin: number of dead in Sherman and
adjoining counties in Texas from tho
recent tornado was reported on the
ISth to be 250 and the loss of property
in Texas and the Indian territory was
estimated at 51.000000. It was agreed
that there were three distinct torna-
does. Dead bodies were being discov-
ered in out of the way places. A dead
infant was found at the top of a hick-
ory tree inpaled on a litnU
Tun boiler of Strawburg's sawmill
at Hoffman X. C exploded on the
13th and instantly kilted three negro
employes and wounded another.
At Bast Carondelet IlL 43 negroes
were admitted to membership in the
Baptish church and baptized in the
Mississippi on the 17th.
A bout which was to have occn ol is
rounds between Kid McCoy and
Mretnrinns liillv Smith at Boston on
the ISth was stopped by Referee Daly
in the sixth round anil awanieu to aic-
Coy on a foul break by Smitli.
Tm: proposed strike of carpenters at
ltnlT.-iln. X. Y.. for eidht hours wns
met by a lockout those carpenters
favnrintr the eiirht-hour dav bcintr dis
missed on the spot by the contractors.
A protracted struggle was anticipated.
A dispatch from Iowa City la. on
the ISth said that n strong movement
was on foot in the state to retire John
S. Clarkson from the position of na-
tinnnl enmmitteeman. It wab also
sid that Senator Allison might with
draw from the presidential nomination
raco before tlio comvcnlion met anu
Iowa would bo put in the McKinley
Nearly half the business portion of
tlm suburban town of Itluc Island
near Chicago was destroyed by fire on
the 17th. Altogether 20 tniiiuinss
were consumed cntailinc a total loss
of about 51 30000.
Atlanta Ga. experienced a serious
fire on tho 17th a whole block being
destroyed including the Markham
house. Loss 5300000.
The nortli central part of Kansas
was visited by a tornado on the after-
noon of the 17th. At Seneca six per-
sons have been killed nnd many in-
jured. The Grand opera house was
demolished and 23 residences razed to
the ground. At Oneida six have
been killed and at Frankfort 200 peo-
plo were made homeless. Frightful
damago was also done at Reserve Sa-
betha Falls City Bailey ville and other
places and many people were badly
injured. Five persons wcro killed at
While the street railway company at
Milwaukee was operating all its lines
on tho 13th and there was little or no
disturbance the busses were heavily
patronized as against the patronage of
the cars and there was a general boy-
cott The cause of tho strikers was
being advocated by every labor union
and business of all kinds suffered with
the railway company.
COMMANDElMN-CllIEF WALKER of the
G. A. R- on tho 15th from the head-
quarters at Indianapolis Ind. called
attention to the fact that some posts
have been -engaged in political work
and some officers have been using their
official positions o further tho interest
of certain candidates. He deprecated
all such action and demanded that it
Withdrawals of gold from the fed-
eral treasury mako it appear certain
that unless congress enacts relief leg-
islation another bond issue will be re-
quired before December. It was tho
generally expressed opinion of friends
of the administration that Mr. Cleve-
land would not wait for tho occasion
to call an extra session in the summer
but would send a messago to congress
after both houses had adopted an ad-
journment resolution insisting that
they should afford sorao relief to the
treasury before going to their homes.
At Chicago Alfred Fields a negro
convicted of the murder of Mrs. Ran-
dolph washaniredon the 13th. Joseph
Windrath and Nic Marzden. who wore
to have been hanged with Fields were
granted short stays.
At Mercer Pa. fire destroyed tho
large four-story brick flouring mill of
William Houston nnd also that of Cal-
vin .t Young near by. The loss was
530000. The mills were the chief in-
dustries of tho place.
A fire inside tho penitentiary atEd-
dyville Ky. destroyed the shoe.broom
and spoke factories involving a loss of
S100.000. Four hundred convicts win
bo idle for a time.
Dukixo a recent heavy hailstorm at
Decatur III. hundreds of small fish
fell in the streets from the cloads.
They were small perch from IK to 3
Raymond Jones colored was shot
to death while asleep in his homo near
Toronto Ark. and his house contain-
ing his body burned to the ground.
Mrs. Anna Rohrexhecic attempted
to pour some coal oil as she thought
on the fire. By mistake she picked up
the gasoline can. There was an ex-
plosion and she and the baby in her
arms wero enveloped in flames nnd
both wero burned to a crisp. Tho
house also caught fire but the fire de-
partment saved it.
Archduke CnARLES Louis of Aus-
tria brother of Emperor Francis Jo-
seph died on tho 19th. The announce-
ment of his death cast a sadness over
the celebra tion of Hungary's millen-
nium. The house committee on banking
and currency has decided to definitely
abandon tho attempt to report a gen-
eral banking bill this session.
President Cleveland has written to
the executive committee of tho 2Sth
national saengerfest which begins in
Pittsburgh Pa. June S that ho will
be unable to attend but will open the
bacngcrfest by tho touch of an electric
button at the white house.
Telegrams on the 19th stated that
Missouri had been visited by the largest
downpour of rain for years. The town
of Bosworth was struck by a water-
spout. The Osage and Sac rivers were
out of their banks and the Grand river
was said to be rising rapidly. People
were leaving their homes in the bot-
toms all round the country aud seek-
ing higher eround.
The general Methodist conference
at Cleveland O.. on the 19th elected
Dr. Charles C. McCabe of New York
and Dr. Earl Cranston of Cincinnati
The senate on the 19th passed the
District of Columbia appropriation bill.
It carries $7.".00OQQ. The appointment
of John C Tarsney to be a justice of
the Oklahoma supreme court was con-
firmed. The house debated the immi-
gration bills reported from the com-
mittee and the title of Mr. Owens to
his seat from Kentucky was confirmed.
Eli vex bridges were washed away
and ten miles of track of the Choctaw.
Oklahoma A Gulf railroad between
Shawnee and Holdenvilie Ok. wore
under water on the 19th throuith tho
iteary rains. Many farms on tho Ca
Buto& rive? were a!o ulrroorSBdt
Tho District of Columbia Appropri-
ation Bill Passes the Sonata
THE HOUSE DEBATES IMMIGRATION.
Tho Oklahoma Divorce Itlll riarcil Ilrfnro
tho President .John ". Tarsney I nu-
ll. lueii for Justice of the Okla-
homa buprcnio Court.
Washington May 20. The senate
yesterday passed tho District of Colum
bia appropriation bill carrying ap-
proximately 57300000. A debate on
the question of appropriations for sec-
tarian purposes cropped out on tho
paragraph making appropriations for
charities in the district. On a vote the
senate sustained tho committee in pro-
viding tpecific appropriations for
numerous private charitable institu-
tions some of them of a sectarian
character. A further provision was
adopted for an investigation into the
charity system of the district with a
view to ascertaining what if any of
the public appropriations arc used for
The house yesterday entered upon a
two days' debate of the immigration
bills reported from the immigration
committee. Mr. Stone of Pennsyl-
vania and Mr. Traccwcll of Indiana
argued for a restrictive measure; Mr.
Corliss of Michigan for his bill de-
signed to put an end to Canadian com-
petition with American labor; Mr.
Morse of Massachusetts and Mr. llar-
tholdt of Missouri for the educational
test bill. Tho feature of the debate
was tho plea of Mr. Buck of Louisi-
ana against any sort of restrictive leg-
islation beyond that now on the stat-
ute books which excluded paupers
and criminals. Before the debate be-
gan a resolution was adopted instruct-
ing the scrgcant-at-arms to summon
the clerks of the counties in the Six-
teenth district of Illinois for tho pur-
pose of recounting the ballots in the
Rinakcr-Diiwning contest. Tho title
of Mr. Owens of Kentucky to his seat
was confirmed and Messrs. Steele of
Indiana; Cousins of Iowa and McClel-
land of New York were appointed on
the board of visitors to West PoinL
RESTORED TO THE CALENDAR.
Washington May 20. The houso
committee on commerce yesterday con-
sidered again the Sherman bill to re-
peal the imprisonment clause of the
interstate commerce act. Recently the
bill which had been placed on tho cal-
endar of the house was withdrawn
by the committee because of a belief
held by some members that the recent
decision by Justice Brown that rail-
road men can testify regarding infrac-
tions of the law by their corporations
without Incriminating themselves
made the law unnecessary and inad-
visable Last week there was a some-
what stormy meeting over tho bill in
which charges of railroad influence
were made and yesterday it was de-
cided by a voto of ten to four to re-
store it to its place on the house calcn-
endar. THE OKLAHOMA DIVORCE HILL.
Washington May 20. Tho accep-
tance of the senate amendments by
the house placed the Oklahoma divorce
bill before the president yesterday.
There is little doubt that it will be-
come a law. It will require residence
in Oklahoma one year before divorce
proceedings can bo instituted instead
of 90 days asunder the existing law.
Delegate Flynn received 10 messages
from Oklahoma yesterday protesting
against the bill. Kincof tho messages
had something to say nbout the busi-
ness interests of Oklahoma demand-
ing the defeat of the bill.
CILLEY MAY SUCCEED SCOTT.
Wasiiixoton May 2a CoL Dilley of
Albany Mo. who for two years has
been registrar of tho land otlice at Ok-
lohoma City is booked for appoint-
ment as judge to succeed Judge Scott
of tho Oklahoma City district. This
is the intimation given out by tho
president who has been urged to make
tho appointment by Mr. Dnckery.
JUL TARSNEY CONFIRMED.
Washington May ta The senate
in executive session yesterday con-
firmed the nomination of Hon. John
C Tarsney of Missouri to be associato
justice of the supreme court of tho
territory of Oklahoma.
AMNESTY FOR EXILES.
Coronation Day Mny Ho n Happy Oue All
London May 2a The Berlin Tage-
blatt says the czar's manifesto will
give partial or complete amnesties to
Russian prisoners in Siberia. Those
bcuteuced to life penal servitude will
receive mitigation of the sentence and
offenders domiciled in Siberia will be
permitted to return to any part of Eu-
ropean Russia except St. Petersburg
and Moscow. The sentences of those
in jail in European Russia for serious
offenses will be reduced by one-third.
A large number of minor offenders
will be completely pardoned. Even
the Jews bays the Berliner Tagcblatt
will not be forgotten and the ill-starred
Hebrew agricultural colonics at Eka-
torinaslav will also be excused from
The Rome correspondent of tho
Chronicle also hears that the Vatican
has received information that the czar
will pardon all Catholic priests who
have been imprisoned or sent to Siberia
for breach of the public worship laws
and that he also promises to grant
gradually a large measure of religious
liberty to all tho subjects including
Illlnola Democratic Spilt.'
Chicago May 2tt Tho gold money
democrats have decided to have a state
central committee of their own and to
ignore State Chairman Hiurichscn's
combination. A committee consisting
of two members from eaeli congres
sional district and four from tho state
at large will have charge of the cam-
paign against the presctitstate central
committee Gov. Altgcld and free
GOOD THINGS TO EAT.
Chocolate Icing. Six ounces icing
biigar one ounce grated chocolate two
lable.spoonfuK wat'T. Put into n pan
stir well and when melted use.
Coffee Icing. Six ounecs icing sugar
one tablcspoonful strong coffee one
tahlespoonful water. Mix the ingrcdi-
Mits warm them in a saucepan and pour
over the cakes.
Manhcim Biscuits. Two eggs six
ounces flour three ounces sugar siv
drops of anini'd. Mix tho ingicdients
loift'ther. roll out lately cut the paste
Is linprtt aqd vl;o In a nutoH pwi)
Conrfenied Itcport nf tho Fast lYeeki Iro-
reeillnc. IX the seaatc on tho lllha bill propositi;
additional restrictions on immigration was de-
bated. Mr. Gibson seerelj crrnlitnod the A.
I. A. In his speech against the bill declaring
that tho bill was inspired by tho order. Mr.
Nelson denying that the A. I. A. had any hand
In the bill. The Delaware election case was
afterwards taken up Mr. Piatt supporting Mr.
Dnponfs claim to seat ..The houso devoted
much of tho day to private pension bills dls-
poslnir of about one every five minutes is In all
bclnc favorably acted on before adjournment.
Whllo the pension bills were being considered
the commltteo of the whole rose Informally
and disagreed to tho senate amendments to
the river and harbor bill and sent It to confer-
ence. Tne senate by a voto of 31 to 31 on the 15th
decided that Henry A. Dupont was not en-
titled to a scat In thit body from the state of
Delaware. A resolution was agreed to for an
Inquiry Into the competition f Oriental pro-
ducts. Mr. Galllnircr Introduced a resolution
that the revision of tbo tariff law was de-
manded o as to produjo more revenue. Mr.
Cullom Introduced the conference agreement
on the leylslatlv-.exec'itlveand judicial appro-
priation bill but action on It wa deferred.
Mr. Morgan presented a resolution concerning
the Americans now under sentence in Cuba ...
The house decided tho election contest from
the Sixth Virginia district In favor of Otcy.
the democrat. H-prescntatlve Morse (Mass.)
reported favorably a bill to prohibit tho sale of
Intoxicating liquors ia the capltol build-
ing. Private pension bills were then consid-
ered. In the senate on tho Kth Mr. Morjan (Alx)
spoke on his Cuban resolution and declared it
to be the duty of congress to adopt Joint reso-
lutions on belligerency which would rojulre
the approval of the president and thus Hx re-
sponsibility. At the close of his speech the
senate adopted his resolution for tho commit-
tee on foreign relations to loolc into the matter
of the Americans now under sentence of death
in Cuba. Tho senate then listened to eutopics
on the late Keprescntatlve Crala....The house
was not in session.
MCCH of the lime of the senate on tho ISth
was given to District of Columbia business. A
bill was passed maklnt It a crime to shoot or
throw at a train In tho Indian territory. The
Judiciary committee reported favorably on
John C Tarsncy's nomination for judge of the
supreme court of Oklahoma.. ..Quite a num-
ber of minor bills were passed In the bouse
among them the bill to force tho recording of
mortgages la the Indian territory and also one
to compel the attendance of witnesses In land
HEINZ'S LIBERAL GIFT.
The alllllonalre Contributes 810000 to tho
KaniM t'ltr Unttrrslty.
Kansas Citv Kan. May 19. At tho
Midland hotel in Kansas City Ma last
evening Mr. II. J. Heinz of Pitts-
burgh Pa. president of the board of
trustees of tho Kansas City university
gavo a reception nnd banquet to the
members of the general conference of
tho Methodist Protestant church and
a number of prominent citizens of the
two Kansas Citys who have been active
in supporting tho efforts of the church
to found tho university. Following the
banquet and toasts President Heinz
through a friend announced an uncon-
ditional cash gift of 510000 to the uni-
versity.nnd in ten minutes more the
amount had been raised to S1T.O0O by the
free will offerings of the other friends
of the enterprise. L. M. Myers of
Beaver Falls Pa. who is here with
President Heinz pledged his church
for 52000. Then came gifts in diffei-
cnt amounts until there had bce
raised enough to complete the cash for
the school in offerings to 530000 in-
cluding the previous gifts.
At yesterday's session of the confer-
ence it was voted to revise the church
catechism. A report was mado taking
strong grounds against the liquor
traflic declaring against license in any
form. The conferenco also voted to
strike out the word "Catholic" from
their creed and it will hereafter read
"tho holy church." The corner stone
of the new university will be laid this
afternoon with imposing ceremonies.
FORTY REPORTED KILLED.
I'rlshtful I-ost nf I.I To from tho Cycloi.u
ar Humboldt Neb.
Hu.vnoi.DT Xeb. May 19. The train
men nrriving here bring reports of
frightful results of the cyclone on tho
reservation ndjoining this county.
They assert that 40 persons wero killed
by the cyclone on the reservation. Xo
particulars aro obtainable as all com-
munication is cut off tho wires being
down. Those killed nro supposed to
bo Indians as thero are few whites on
Kilted by Folllnc Wall..
Washington May 19. A conllagrar
tion which resulted in the loss of al-
most 52.10000 in which two firemen
were killed nnd four seriously injured
by falling walls occurred in this city
about eight o'clock last night. Twenty-one
buildings with their contents
wero totally destroyed within tho
space of about two hours. The burned
district consists almost cutirely of
commission nnd wholesalo jobbing
houses in the squaro bounded by B
street Louisiana nvenue Ninth nnd
l"nrty-Tliri'i croM llnptlrcd.
St. Louis May 19. The great reli-
gious revival which has been in prog-
ress among the colored people of tho
southwestern part of Illinois' culmi-
nated Sunday when 43 persons tho
Inst of a vast number who have be-
come connected with tho Baptist
church ol mat section were immerseu
in the waters of the Mississippi near
East Carondelet. The baptisms were
the crowning efforts of Revs. Lunce
1 ho MnrtgHCn Cnio ltesersed.
Washington May 19. Tho supremo
nrmrt. in-dav reversed the Kansas
mortgage redemption case and
upheld Judgo Ilorton s former de-
cision that tho law of 1S93 did not
apply to mortgages or contracts mado
before its passage. Hundreds of
thousands of dollars invested iu mort-rra-rcs
in Kansas depended upon tho
MUCH IN LITTLE.
The present moment is a powerful
Xo peace was ever won from fate by
There is no malice like the malice of
the renegade. Maeaulay.
To be proud and inaccessible is to be
timid and weak. Massillon.
Youth fades; Ioe droops: the leaves
of friends-hip full; n mother's becret
hope outlives them all. Holmes.
Xcier think that God's delays arc
God's denials. Hold on; hold fast;
hold out. Patience is genius. Buffon.
Do what good thou canst unknown;
and he not tain of what ought rather
to be felt thnn seen. William I'cnn.
Not because I raise 'nyselfabote: some-
thing hut because I raise myself to
something do 1 approve myself. Ja-
cob!. Grent memories which retain all in-
differently are the mistresses of an inn
and not the mistresses of a house.
Ak tlie heart to give a reason for
any of Hs besntUiit and dlvUte motions
finii It ran only JQtik ujnvurdjj mid )h
Bapcrtod Losa of Llfo on tho Otoe
A TORNADO IX SOUTHERN KANSAS.
llrnvy Italn In tlio Indian Territory Crop
Uumacnl Ilrldcrs and Track Mashed
Awai In Oklahoma Tornado
at (iarden City Mo.
Fa lis Citt Xeb. May 2a All ef-
forts to ascertain the extent of the tor-
nado damage in the Otoo reservation
have been unavailing. The report of
10 killed nnd many injured cannot be
verified. The report is said to have
"been brought from the Interior of the
reservation by a courier. Xews travels
slowly on the reservation under favor-
able circumstances and with nil forms
of communication rendered ditlicult by
reason of high water bad roads and
wrecked wires it is exceptionally dif-
ficult to verify the present rumor.
Citizens of this county held a mass
rocctin? here yesterday and appointed
a committee to procure funds for tho
tornado victims of this immediato lo-
cality. Several hundred dollars wcro
A TORNADO IN SOUTHERN KANSAS.
Wichita Kan. May 20. A tornado
swept through the northwestern part
of Cowley county yesterday afternoon
and the little village of Rock on the
Santa Fc road narrowly escaped being
wiped out of existence. A funnel-
shap:d cloud formed in the 'luthwest
and came toward the tn'vn with an
awful roar. Just as It reached the
town it lifted passing over it doing
but slight damage and again descend-
ed. A number of farm houses lying in
its track were wrecked and It is
thought several people wero injured
hut owing to the isolation of the dis-
trict no further reports are obtainable.
JIKAVV IIAIN IN THE TEKItlTOltY-.
South McAi.ksteii I. T. May 20.
The heaviest fall of rain ever known
in this place fell Monday night. Tho
damago to crops Is very great Ad-
vices received from tho Interior stato
that in the lowlands and along the
streams everything is inundatod. The
railroads aro taking every precaution
against washouts and have construc-
tion trains on the road to repair any
damago the track may havo sustained.
ELEVEN nitlDGRS WASHED AlV.tr.
Oklahoma Citv Ok. May 2a Eleven
bridge; are washed away and ten miles
of track are under water between
Shawnee and Holdenvilie on the Choc-
taw Oklahoma & Gulf railroad as a
result of the heavy rains and no trains
ran thtough yesterday. Farms are
submerged on Xortli Canadian river
for many miles and heavy damage has
been done to stock and growing crops.
A TOltSADO AT OAIIDEN CITY MO.
St. Louis May 2a It was reported
hero that a tornado had swept over
Garden City Mo. doing great damage
but the report cannot be verified.
TWO NEW BISHOPS.
Tbo Metboillst Ucncral Conference Honors
Ur. C'runjton anil Chaplain Mct'abx.
Cleveland O. May 2a Tho dead-
lock in the M. E. general conference
over the election of two bishops was
broken yesterday by the selection of
Dr. Charles C McCabe of Xew York
and Dr. Karl Cranston of Cincinnati.
It was apparent when tho delegates
assembled in the morning that they
were tired of the balloting and were
determined to bring matters to an
issue. The ball was set rolling by Rev.
C L. Stafford of Iowa who moved
that the election of bishops be indefi-
nitely postponed. This precipitated a
lively discussion and tho motion
was defeated. Then Dr. A. B.
Leonard of Cincinnati moved that
in future ballots tho name of no
candidate be announced who received
less than ten votes. That motion car-
ried and it smashed the deadlock. On
the 14th ballot Dr. McCabc's voto
jumped to 2jS from 190 and Dr. Crans-
ton's from 245 to 201. That indicated
clearly who the leaders were and on
the 15th ballot Dr. McCabe's voto rose
to 34 1 or more than wore needed to
elect while Dr. Cranston polled 323 or
eight less than were needed. The
next ballot gave tho victory to Dr.
Cranston and tho west and cast had
both elected their delegates.
Bishop Waldcn speaking of the re-
sult said it was an Ohio day. Both of
the bishops elected aro natives of the
Buckeye state and six of the 10 bish-
ops now on tho board were born in
Ohio. They are Stephen M. Slerritt
John M. Waldcn Isaac XV. Joyce
Charles C McCabe Earl Cranston and
James M. Thoburn Bishop Foster who
was retired is also an Ohio man.
Dr. Homer Eaton was elected mana-
ger of the Xew York Methodist book
SETBACK FOR WOMEN.
MrthoilUt 1'rotcstant Conferenco Refers
Their AUmlsalon to District Confer-
ences. Kansas Citv Kan. May 2a Tlie
advocates of tho woman's cause re-
ceived a setback in the Methodist
Protestant general conference yester-
day. After a prolonged discussion of
the woman question lasting two
whole sessions it was decided by a
vote of G9 to 57 to send down nn af-
firmative overture to tho various an-
nual conferences as to whether women
should bo ordained as ciders and be
elected as representatives to tho gen-
flurceit with Munlrrlnr; llrr Ilaby.
Pukcell I. T. May 20. Julia Moore
living near Courtney in the south part
of this nation was sent to jail at Paris
Tex. being held ahcr examination
before Commissioner Gates upon a
charge of murdering her illegitimate
Ili-.tth llefure Arret.
Stewart Xeb. May 2a .lohn Car-
berry accused of complicity in the
Fanton cattle stealing case killed him-
self by shootiag just as tho sheriff ar-
rived to til uce him under arrest. Car-
berry's son is a fugitive having been
convicted and out on bond.
BITS OF MERRIMENT.
Bloo.in "I see that the election did
not result as you predicted." Jtirrig
"Yea it did. You're not the only one
I predicted to." Robury Gazette.
A Bad Time of Year. "Hasn't Mr.
SimpMiis proKjsed let. dnughtei V
"No mamma; 1 can't get him to alk
nbout an thing hut baseball." Chi-
That Dreadful Roy. Her Admirer
"Well Reggie! How's your sister's
cold. chV" Her Littio HruthiT "i)Ii.
Unit's all riffM. Hut sb'j's joi a jolty
CLAIMS MANY VICTIMS.
Kearly S5 Alreaily Known to Have Ileen
Killed In the Kanui Cyclone.
Seneca Kan. May 19. Latest re-
turns from the terriblo cyclono which
swept over Brown and Xemaha coun-
ties iato Sunday afternoon show that
at least 25 lives were lost and proba-
hly twice that number injurad. Des-
titution and destruction meet the eyo
at every turn. Tho country is bowed
down with misery and woe. The mone-
tary loss will exceed 81000000 but
back of that rises the gloom of
death. Some of those killed wcro
leading citizens of their communi-
ties. Many are rendered absolutely pen-
niless by the storm. Few of them car-
ried cyclouo insurance and where they
did the policies had generally lapsed.
Many families saved not even clothes
with which to cover their nakedness.
The death list at Seneca numbers six
and more may die from injuries. The
property loss will reach S30000a
The little town of Reserve number-
ing 300 people was wiped out of ex-
istence. Four persons were killed out-
right and 23 wero injurod several per-
haps fatally. Xot a store or business
house remains. Tho money loss will
The town of Frankfort numbering
1300. was almost destroyed. In one
spot 20 acres of what was once thick
with hantlsomo dwellings and barns is
now as flat as a tennis court with
uothiug to show for its former state
except gaping cellars aud dosolate
foundations. Xo person was killed
but several were injured and the prop-
erty loss will reach 510000a
At Oneida six are reported dead and
complete news from the surrounding
country may incroase the number.
Tho loss of property is frightful to
At Sabetha and vicinity five aro
known to havo been killed and tbo
once prosperous town is a frightful
wreck. The towns of Prico and Bus-
wlck near by wore wiped out fully 50
buildings being destroyed.
The storm passed north of Morrill
doing immense damage nnd killing
four people. At Bniloyville every
building in town was wrecked but no
person was seriously injured.
At Falls City Xeb. thrco persons
were killed and many buildings were
DELEGATES ALL CHOSEN.
The Chicago Tlmei-IIerald's Estimate of
the MrenEth of Itepubllcan Candidates.
Chicago May 19. Tho Times-Herald
(ind.) yesterday published a com-
plete list of the delegates to the com-
ing republican national convention at
St. Louis. The Times-Herald says:
Some time during the lust two weeks
the republicans in tho frozen cli-
mate of Alaska held a convention
nnd chose two delegates who will
travel 5000 miles by steamboat and
rail to attend the SU Louis conven-
tion. Their names will not be known
until they reach thiscountry for there
is no telegraph to Juneau and tho jour-
tney requires weeks. With tho excep
tion ol these two men me
names of all tho delegates to
tho republican national convention
aro known Saturday having been
the last day upon which any could be
chosen. The preferences of all but 07
have been announced and Maj. Mc-
Kinley is so far ahead of his rivals as
to leave little doubt of his nomination
on the first ballot. Ho is assured of
581 a plurality of 119. Two hundred
and seventy-two votes are divided
among the other candidates of which
Reed with 103 has the most while
Quay is second with CO from bis own
state Morton has 5j Allison 35 and
THE TEXAS TORNADO.
The Nomticr of Dead In Marshatl nnd Ad-
joining Counties About 250.
Denison Tex. May 19. The num-
ber of dead in Sherman is 100 and the
number of wounded 15a The loss of
property is placed at SlT.0Oa Tho
number of dead in tl and ndjoining
counties is 25a Tho loss of propsrty
in Texas nnd Indian territory Is esti-
mated at 5100000a It is now agreed
that there were three well del eloped
tornadoes entirely distinct In opera-
tion. It wns a nest of tornadoes. Dead
bodies are still being found In out of
the way places. The dead body of an
infant was found in the top of a hick-
ory treo impaled on a limb that bad
passod entirely through tho boity.
WHAT DAVID B. HILL WANTS.
The Nrir York Senator Anxlons to Ten tho
National Democratic I'latform.
Washington May 19. If tho sound
money men control at Chicago Senator
David B. Hill will writo the democratic
platform. The senator for personal
reasons is anxious to perform this of-
fice and the sound money leaders are
willing that ho be accorded the honor.
Tho personal reasons which actuate
Senator Hill haie to do with his con-
test for the senatorship in Xew York.
He is anxious to get into tho national
platform threo planks which he be-
lieves will help him in his fight for the
scnatorship. One is to declare against
all sumptuary legislation; tho second
is to pronounce the A P. A. an nn-
American organization and the third
Is to favor local option.
Lincoln's Stutuo at tieitysbnrc.
Washington May 19. Unusual in-
terest Is shown in the bill appropriat-
ing 550000 for a statue of Lincoln to
bo erected at Gettysburg. Of all the
bills for statues and memorials offered
at this session this one is most likely
to receive favorable consideration.
I'urnrd with Gasoline.
Macomh. 111. May 19. Mrs. C Al
Ritter of this city was fatally burned
yesterday afternoon by the explosion
of a gasoline stove. She found a leak
in the tank and removed it while the
burner was lit. The gasoline was ig-
nited and the tank exploded while in
A 1 atal Holler Kxplnslnn.
Raleigh X. C May 19. Early this
morning the boiicrof Strawburg's mill
at Hoffman exploded and instantly
killed three negro employes and
wounded another. The sawmill was
I'rrprlnir for the Coronation.
Moscow Russia May 19. The ar-
rival of the czar and czarina yesterday
afternoon may be said to inaugurate
the festival season in the celebration
of the coronation for which the city
and the whole empire has made months
No .More Sntidny Krrlght Trains.
Washington May 19. Justice Har-
lan delivered the opinion of the su-
preme court in the ease of Bennington
vs. the state of Georgia upholding the
constitutionality of tho state law pro
hlhltlntr the rur.ln:. of freight qua Ju
Geotirin o S'-inflay.
THE DEADLY CYCLONE.
Tczoo and Kansas Visited by
At Sherman Tex. and Vicinity the Death
List Is Orrr 100 Seneca and Other
Knnsas Towns Devastated The
1'ropcrty Loss Knormoas.
Sherman Tex. May IS. A tornado
swept over this section Friday after-
noon causing probably 120 deaths in-
juring hundreds of others and doing
damage estimated at S2500oa In this
city 47 persons were killed and 23 aro
missing and probably dead while over
100 were injured. South of here 20
more were probably killed and at
other points there were 20 or more
daaths. The tornado mado its first ap
pearance at Justin in Denton county
more than 100 miles om here. Tho
work of ruin was quic .ly accomplished
there. From there the storm swept
northeast through Gers J thence to
Mingo to Gribble Springs and on to
Mustand. A hundred miles was traveled
in an hour. The small settlements
along the line of the Missouri Kansas
fc Texas railroad north of Denton all
suffered. Ehnvlew was laid waste and
then the village of Howe southwest
of Sherman received the full force of
the storm which while sweeping over
Denton connty and a part of Grayson
seemed to have gathered now f nry. In
this city the storm swept through a
section two blocks wide In the west-
ern half of the city traveling almost
From the point vjliere the storm first
descended In this city to where it arose
from the ground just north of town
not a house in Us pathway escaped
not a tree or shrub was left standing
fences were wrecked and the Iron
bridge on Houston street was com-
pletely blown away notwithstanding
its hundreds of thousands of pounds of
steel and material.
A summary of the dead and injured
is as follows: In Sherman 81 dead
several missing and over 100 injured;
about Sherman 31 killed and 50 in-
jured; in Gribble Springs three killed
and 30 injured; in Justin one killed
and 17 injured; about Denton five
killed and many injured; In Howe
eight killed and many injured.
.The Morm In Kansas.
Seneca Kan May 13. A devasta-
ting tornado pissed through this city
from the southwest to the northeast
yesterday at C:S0 o'clock. Everything
in its path was completely wrecked.
Couriers from the country report great
damatre to property and probably loss
of life. In this city four were killed
and a number injured. The killed are
a son and daughter of M. R. Connet a
son of M. E. Vorhecs and the 15-year-old
son of Peter Assenmachers. Tho
injured are M. E. Yorhees John Bel-
shaw and Alonzo Hawley. The latter
will not recover. Thero were many
miraculous escapos from Instant death.
Tho strcots aro impassable blocked
with debris of buildings and fallen
trees. The Grand opora houso is com-
pletely demolished. The roof and
west side of the S50000 courthouse Is
blown off and caved in and tho roof
of the high school building gone. Tho
steeples of the new Methodist Uni-
versalist and Catholic churches were
scattered to the four winds. Twenty-
five residences were razed to the
ground and buildings innumerable un-
roofed. At Oneida several buildings were do-
strayed and three children of James
Sherrard killed. Tho west half of tho
village of Baileyvillo was swept away
but no one killed. The damage in this
city is over 5200.00a
At Frankfort the north and
northwest part of tho town was
practically destroyed some of tho best
buildings in the town being total
wrecks including the Methodist and
Christian churches. About 100 build-
ings In town and country ore gone and
200 people are homeless. Horses cat-
tle and hogs arc dead on every farm.
The storm struck Sabetha about 7:30
o'clock. The Grand Island depot was
raxed to the ground together with
about a dozen residences. William
Carry wife and daughter were badly
injurod tho latter probably fatally.
S. P. Hays and Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy
received probably fatal injuries.
The storm started in the northeast
part of Clay county. It passed in a
northeast direction through Riley and
Marshall counties completely wiping
out the little town of Bodavillc. Many
are reported injured and several killed
at Spring Yalley but nothing can bo
learned definitely. Soma six miles
south of Barnes it tore down a church
in which 130 people were worshiping.
Many wcro injured the pastor. Rev.
Mr-. Mason escaping with a broken
At Reserve and Falls City the storm
did much damage just how much is
not known. Fully a dozen persons
were hurt and many buildings blown
down. A couple of farmers from Re-
serve say the damage was frightful.
Robbed by the Cashier.
SrmxGFtELD IlL May 13. The men
who robbed the State bank of Buffalo
this county last Thursday have been
captured a .id have made a full confes-
sion. They aro Carl Kloppenburg tho
cashier of the bank and Joseph Klop-
penburg a drug clerk of this city
sonsof August Kloppenburg a wealthy
citizen of Springfield. Carl Kloppen-
burg yesterday confessed to Sheriff
Baxter the entire story. The stolen
money was recovered.
A .Murderess Ileclared Insane.
London May IS. Mrs. Annio Dyer
the baby farmer who with her son-in-law
Arthur E. Palmer was arrested
at Reading on April 11 charged with
murdering a number of infants whoso
bodies were found in the river has
been legally declared insane.
Cholera ICeaches Trance.
Marseilles France May IS. Sev-
eral deaths from cholera have occurred
here. On Friday last it appears there
were three cases of which two result-
ed fatally. On Monday last it is said
there were five fresh cases of cholera
and three deaths from that disease.
itockford ll'atch Company Falls.
Rockfoiid IlL May II The Rock-
ford Watch Co. has made an assign-
ment. The last inventory December
31 showed assets of 5400.000 and lia-
bilities of 5110C0a The company hopes
to effect a reorganization Depression
in the watch trade is the cause of the
r.ll? Tire at Attinta.
Atlanta Ga.. May 13. The most
serious lire this city has experienced
for ten yoars broke out yesterday
raornit7. A ivliolo block was destroyed
inoliiJb ; tho Marhham house. Th.?
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