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IYCOTT OF BANKS
JRAL MASTER SOVERE1QN
ISSUES HIS ORDERS.
its of I.nlior Instructed to llefnse to
rlo National llnnlc 1'nner Money
ar September 1 Farmer' Alliance
II Others Asked to Assist Caustic
Valgnment of the llnnks Ofoeynnco
lite Order Obligatory.
A National llnnlc Hoycott.
vshixotox, July 20. Tho Tirana
U the outlines of a manifesto to
Issued by Master Workman Sov-
in of Knights of Labor for the
i colt oi nil national banks. It will
LitAtrcssca to the Knights of Labor.
farmers' Alliance, the People's
'fcyk reform clubs and kindred bo-
(tics, reciting "tlio wrongs of tho
ylinguhousunds and their suffering
the! hands of tho money making
wer' and calling for a boycott of
Ftiona bank notes in all dealings bo-
j'ecn individuals. It is to go into
ci acpicmucr i,
ihc manifesto declares that "the
iiulional banks arc responsible for the
destruction, of tho greenbacks, tho pay
ment of thb. bonds in coin, the funding
-act, tho demonetisation of silver, and
all tho corrupt financial legislation for
tho past thirty years; that they have
loycottcd and discriminated against
every kid of money that promised re
lief to tho debtor class and prosperity
to tho industrial masses; that they are
lioycotters of tho most cruel and
merciless kind. This boycott, it con
tinues, will precipitate tho great con
flict with people on ono side and banks
on tho ether, nnd tho issues will be as
sharply drawn as in tho strugglo of
Jackson with the old United States
bank. The strugglo of le'JO must re
.suit in victory for tho common peoplo
or the bopo of American liberty is lost.
"Uoycott the national banks," it says
Mr. Sovereign emphatically says
that it is obligatory on every knight
to obey tho order. "Not only that,"
ho declares, "but wo expect similar
orders to bo issued by tho heads of all
ALL BRIGHT AGAIN.
Comptroller ICcUols on the Signs of 1'ros
l'grlj& ! to Sound l'ollcj.
A (TO, J
CiucAffi), July 20. James C. Eckels,
comptroller of currency, who passed
"through here yesterday on his way to
Ottawa, 111., Eiiid: "Coming through
tho iron districts of Pennsylvania 1
A.'as astonished at the activity. From
Ilarrisburg to Pittsburg our train
seemed to bo running through u lino
-of coke furnaces and steel mills, every
ono of which was in nctivo operation
1 the scene that told stronger than any
words of industry and prosperity.
Last week Urudstreet's rcnoriod
ihat 1,000,000 wngc earners had hua
"their salaries increased within tho past
.fourteen days. 1 attribute this won
tferful Improvement entirely to tho
confidence that exists in the financial
policy of the present administration.
jThc placing of the hist loan of tho gov
-s-wtiVST'rr'arvulous piece of finaneierlngr
All these things count hnrd for a basis
-of sound money, and have pricked the
freo silver bubble until it has about
" hat is your opinion regarding tho
two great political parties declaring
for silver in their national conven
tions?, "Hcports that come to rao from the
. great linnnciers of-the country, and I
am sure that they ought to know, aro
to tho effect that there is nothing to
nil this frco silver talk, and every day
goes to prove practically, not theor
etically, that the basis of sound money
is the only ono that will stand. I
don't bolievo cither the Republican or
Democratic party will attempt to in--dorso
free silver, for it will be a dead
issuo before the national conventions
VIAY FIGHT AT GALVESTON.
DanKtunrt I CoitHldcrlng n Proposition to
Xlrlug tho lllfc Co OIT on mi Inland.
Dallas, Texas, July 0. Galveston
-wishes tho Corbctt-Fitzsimmons glovo
tontest pulled off on that island. The
tapltalirts and business men of that
,lty have appointed n committee to
omo to Dallas and make a proposition
io President Stuart of the Florida
Athletic club. President Stuart said
Uiat Galveston's proposition was a lib
eral one, including ground nnd build
ing free, and that ho would go thero
Saturday to seo about it. lie says
'there is htrong opposition to tho fight
it Dallas, threats having been made to
Stop tho construction of the am phi-
ttheater by injunction as soon ns it is
begun. The contracts for the fight,
Stuart says, read "Texas," and not
Dallas" and there will be no compu
tation in a change of location.
l'uro Hank Held I' p.
Wallace, Idaho, July 20. Two
masked men held up a faro bank in
Fred Steer's saloon yesterday morn
ing. Tho bank had just closed nnd
tho proprietor was cashing up when
two masked men entered tho saloon
and ordered all hands up. Tho rob
bers then took nil the money, ulout
S40u, and walked out. Several shots
were fired after them, but they dis
appeared in tho darkness.
round Rtillty of Murder.
Elm:, Kan., July CO. Ed Anderson,
who confessed the murder of Swan
Peterson Juno 5, was found guilty of
murder in tho first degree. Andcr
. son's attorneys made an able plea of
insanity, but the jury returned in
iorty minutes with the verdict.
Mexican Striker Selzo a Totvn.
Citv or Mkxico, July a0, The 200
miners employed at Corrodcloro, state
of Mexico, yesterday rose in revolt
against their employers, and taking
refuge in a neighboring town fortified
themselves and are now defying the
authorities. The manager of the initio
A Munluu lli'l- r Thousand.
Nevada, Mo., July 20. William llu
iord, a privato patient at state asylum
No. 3, here, from Salino county, has
become heir to a fortune of 810,000.
lie has been an inmate of the institu
tion about six years
MORGAN IS FOR SILVER.
Tho Alabama Senator IJctlters n White
- Metnl Address.
OniFFlN, Ga., July V-'0. Tho streets
-i this llttlo city wcro thronged at an
jarly hour yesterday morning by
jrowds from tho country nnd sur
rounding towns. All camo to attend
tho bimetallic stato convention, called
by tho Spalding County Silver league,
ind to licar Senator John T Morgan
it Alabama speak. United States Sen
ltor Patrick Walsh of Augusta was
made permanont chairman of tho
Senator Morgan begon by saving
that ho camo to tho meeting as n Dem
ocrat, in Democratic hnrnoss, and by
tho authority of tho settled creed, to
ldvocato Democratic principles as old
ind as sound as tho great nsu'oiml
party. Then ho went on to extol sil
ver, arguing for its restoration, and
closed witii a tirado against tho
"sound money" men.
"I am here," ho went on, "ns a disci,
pie of Jefferson, Madison and Jackson
mil many others of tho consecrated
fathers, to speak in defense of an net
of congress that was approved by
George Washington in 1792 for tho freo
coinage of silver; which wusro-enncted
in 1837, and was approved by Andrew
Tackbon, president of tho United
States, and'was stabbed below the fifth
rib by John Sherman in 1873, and was
left for dead."
Continuing, ho said that Mr. Shcr
man'3 law of 1873 waB such a death
blov to silver as a money metal that it
teems marvelous that silver nns in it
enough life left to take up its bed and
walk. "Uut," ho said, "it ismovlng to
the front with uplifted head nnd vigor
ous step again, in union, if not in full
harmony, with gold, and tho parade is
so inspiriting that oven Great llritain
is keeping stop to tho music of tho
Kef erring to tho record of the vote of
Senator Hill of New York for freo
coinage at tho ratio of 10 to 1, Senator
Morgan said tho vote was cast in a
Pickwickian sense. "Such a way of
voting," he said, "may he in vogue inn
state whero tho Democratic party is
divided into 'snapper' and 'imti-snnp-per'
factions; where ono leader 'snaps'
and the other lender 'anti-snaps,' und
between tho two tho party is consigned
to Jonah's quarter's in tho belly of tho
Republican wlmle. If Mr. II ill was
forced into such a voj-agc bj the anti
snappers in 1802, it may bo bafely cal
culated that ho will kick himself on
shore again in due season."
Speaking of Secretary Carlisle, tho
senator said ho was not chosen as n
cabinet officer until he had changed
front on tho silver question. "His
conversion was not like that of Paul,
who espoused error, was made blind,
and then saw tho truth and embraced
it r but like that of Aaron, who saw
tho truth and becamo blinded to it
and espoused the darkness of Egypt
typified in a golden calf."
Mr. Morgan combatted what ho
termed "tho false issuo invented by
Mr. Sherman and adopted by Mr.
Cleveland;" that it is tho duty of tho
government to preserve the parity be
tween tho metals by adjusting their
coinage to meet tho fiuciuations in
their commercial value. "England,"
ho said, "wanted gold because she was
the largest creditor nation nnd killed
silver to get rid of this p.rity issue."
Speaking of the S100,u00,0u0 gold re
Bcrvo,.ho saldi,Vlt.waH a.Bort of' 'jack
pot' put up by Mr. Sherman that has
kept up the gambling in our money.
It was never needed to give strength
to tho United States. A country that
lias paid in debts and interest mora
than S3,000,000,0(0 in thirty vears could
not need tho sunport of 8100,000,000
deposited in tho treasury to support its
RAIN DAMAGE IN IOWA.
A Cloud Ilurxt Near Ioivn City Cuuscs n
Flood and u Train Wreck.
Iowa City, Iowa, July CO. Four nnd
one-half inches of water from a cloud
burst north of this city lnsi, night
caused great damage to crops. Five
hundred feet of the Iiurlington, Cedar
Rapids and Northern track wero
Ualston creek went out of its banks
and carried off bridges, sidewalks and
fences. Several families wnded out of
their houses in four feet of water.
Tho Itocky Mountain fiycr from tho
west, on the Kock Island, was ditched
three blocks west of tho Iowa river,
and ono of tho fireman's legs was
broken. Tho passengers wero bndly
shaken up. Tho rails are washed out
between Iowa City nnd Downey.
Thero are no trains from tho east or
Iugalls Lokcr u l'lirin.
Atchison, Kan., July 10. John J.
fngalls lias lost a farm. Ho owned ono
near Kieknpoo, nnd recently had a
chancu to dispose of it. Ho took tho
buyer down to see it. expatiating upon
its desirable qualities, and when ho
got thero he couldn't find the farm. It
had been washed into tho river five
years ugo. And all during that five
years lie had been paying taxes on it,
Nino Iron miners Kntomheu.
Ino.V Mountain', Mich., July 19.
Nino miners wero entombed in the
Pewablc mine near horo lnbt night and
thero is little hope of their rescue, for
slow progress is being made by tho
rescuers. Tho cave-in occurred just
as tho men wero quitting woik, tho
timbers and oro pillars on the Hist
level giving way
A Condemned Murderer Kill Illmneir.
Si'okank, Wash., July SO. II, I).
Smith, a condemned murderer, made
an effort to escape from jail last night.
A nuinbir of people joined Jailer
Thompson in the pursuit, when Smith,
jumping into the river, sought to cross,
but tho rapid current carried him back
to tho shore. Ho was seized by ono of
his pursuers, when ho suddenly drew
out a razor and almost severed his own
head from his body, dying instantly.
A Ilentcr Kx-Olllclat Suicides.
OnNVKit, Col, July 20. David J.
Mj 'tin, ex-member of tho flro and po
lice board, committed suicide to-day
by shooting himself in tho head. He
was "about CO years old and was
formerly in tho real estate business.
He was one of the commissioners whom
Governor Waile attempted to remove
nnd who insisted upon holding their
ofliccb until p decision hud been ob
tained in the courts sustaining tho
governor's action, thereby precipi
tating the city hall warfare last year.
Financial reverses and ill health wcro
MRS. PEITZEL'S STORY
EASILY MISLED BY INSURANCE
Wrongs to Which She- m Subjected
The, Threo Children Taken From Their
Mother to he IMucnted by the Cnscru
Ion Criminal Tho Woman's Feellnc
Much Worked On Live to Identify
The. rintxcl Tragedy.
CniCAao, July 10. Mrs. Cnrrlo riot
zel loft lato last night for Toronto to
identify tho bodies of tho two llttlo
girls found Monday in tho cellar of a
houso thero. Tho children, it is be
lieved aro hor own, nnd. it is supposed
thoy woro murdered by Herman
Mudgott or II. II, Holmes, formerly of
Chicago, now in jnil in Philadelphia
for insuranco fraud.
Mrs. Plotzel boliovcs that tho two
bodies found in Toronto aro thoso of
her missing daughters and that Holmes
murdered them. Sho further believes
that tho children woro in Toronto
whon sho was thero searching for
them last wlntor. Sho Is broken in
health and mind, tho victim, sho be
lieves, of a hypnotic influonco oxortcd
"Holmes, whom I had novor mot,"
said Mrs. Plotzel, "but onco before tho
death of my husband, seemed from tho
time ho asked mo for tho care of tho
children until his final arrest to have a
peculiar influonco ovor mo. I felt con
trolled by him. lie had a sway over
mo that l thought natural, slnco ho
had been tho intimate friend of my
husband. Resides my husband had
repeatedly told mo that 1 could trust
him, that he was a good man, and that
ho would always be true to us. Tho
children idolized him. Thero was
nothing that ho could not do with
them. Again and again my husband
told mo how much ho thought of
Holmes and how honorable ho was
until I camo to tho samo opinion my
self, although nt first I did not like
the man and told my husband so und
begged him to have nothing to do
"I saw my husband Inst on Auguat
D4, 1804. Ho had gono to St. Loub.
Ho was then heavily interested with
Holmca in whatever the. enterprises
wero they had on together, nnd 1 wns
lying sick with my baby. 1 wns very
nick. I could not go to Philadelphia to
identify the uouy which they suspected
to bo that of my husband. I could not
bo moved. Holmes camo to mo nnd
Alico was taken East und sho identi
fied tho body. It wns after that that
Holmes told mo that tho body
was not tliat of my husband;
that it wns a bogus body made up
to look like him,, and that if 1
or the children said anything ubont it
tho insurance company would get hold
of us and wo would bo punished se
verely. I was very sick, and 1 be
lieved Holmes. Ho talked kindly and
offered to take Alice, Nellie and How
ard away from mo and educato them.
Ho said that ho would put them to
school and pay all of their expenses.
Tho children loved him, and I was
alone in tho world and poor. I lot
hlmtnko them, and they went away.
At ' this tlmo und all other times
Holmes ncted to mo like a gentleman.
He constantly kept .no under
tho impression, though, that I nnd tho
children wero to bo mixed up with tho
bogus body which he said was found
in Philadelphia. Ho cald Pietzcl was
still alivo, and that I would seo him
again whon this trouble was over. He
wished, though, to save us from ar
rest. After tho threo children wero
gone I moved about tho country. I
began to worry about tho children. I
wanted to seo them and wished to
know whero they were. Holmes
nlways put mo off with tho story that
I must keep quiet until tho detectives
stopped their work.
"When ho took mo to Detroit it was
he who registered mo thero as Mrs,
Adams. Ho told mo so when ho came
up to tho room where Dcssie, my oldest
daughter, and I were. I told him ho
did wrong to put my name down
wrong, but ho explained that tho de
tective:! must be kept off of the track
nnd that I was protecting my
husband by this. 1 finally
heard tho children wero at To
ronto, und Dessie, I and tho lmby
went thero alone to search, but without
success. Since then I have been work
ing for tho location of tho children
with District Attorney Graham of
Philadelphia, Mr. Ueyer, the detective,
of Philadelphia, nnd tho ollicers of the
life insurance company have done all
in their power to aid mo. You must
understand that when my children
were first really mis-mg I was locked
up and could not communicate with
any one. I was not allowed to see tiie
newspapers nor receive mall. In
Holmes' trunk there was found a letter
from my daughter Alico to me, which
never reached me, showing that my
mail was intercepted. Since I have
had my freedom the Philadelphia au
thorities and tho insuranco company
have worked to bring my children
back to me, and 1 have uided diem so
far us I could.
"When I gavo tho children up to
Holmes in St. Louis I was too sick and
trusted him too much to pay careful
attention to what I did. Ho told mu
to go homo to Gulvu, to recruit there
with my parents and ho would keep
the three in school. When he took me
to Detroit, und 1 supposed wo wero be
ing hounded by detectives, Holmes
paid most of the bills. Sometimes I
was compelled to pay my own ex
penses. I beliovo Holmes intended to
kill me. I think lie meant to kill mo
in Iiurlington, Vt. but lie must linvo
lost his nerve, or he still had the chil
dren on his hands, and lie hesltuted. 1
cannot give any other explanation of
why ho spared my life. Ho intended
to kill my entire familv."
Genor.il I'm upon Winn a Victory.
Milium, July 10. Captain General
Martinez do Campos has cabled to tho
home government that the Insurgents
in the uistrict of llayamo, province of
Santiago do Cuba, liuvo been scattered
uftcr suffering severo loss. Mauy of
tho insurgents wcro killed and
wounded. General Hanto C'iidcs was
killed und threo officer wounded.
NEWS IN BRIEF-.
Fivo b&vo died and two of the con
gressmen elected last fall havo resigned.
NEBRASKA WILL BE THERE.
An Appeal From OominUloner to tho
Atlanta Imposition to'Ciiunty Hoards.
Lincoln, July 10. Tho Ncbvnska
commlssloners'to tho Cotton Statcsnd
Industrial exposition aro not disposed
to lie down under nny ndvcr&o decisions
of tho nttorney goncrnl or county at
torneys in regard to tho right legally
of counties to make appropriations for
a stato exhibit at tho exposition. It is
argued that counties have tho right to
mako a county exhibit any whoro in tho
United States, All that is necessary is
to label tho exhibit with tho nnmo of
tho county. A group of theso counties
would mako a splendid showing at At
lanta next September. With this end
In view the commissioners have issued
n circular addressed to tho commitulon
ors of each county in tho state, sotting
forth tho objects of tho exposition and
tho advantages that will accnia to Ne
braska from representation at tho
show. In reforouco to money tho cir
"No appropriation for dofraying tho
expenses of making such nn exhibit
having been been mndo by tho legisla
ture, it will bo nessary to appeal to tho
patriotism nnd business judgment of
tho several county organizations for
such funds, by nn appropriation of u
sufficient amount to havo their conn
ticB properly represented ut Atlanta.
Wo theroforo respectfully ask and so
licit your honorable body to appropri
ate from your county funds, for tho
purposo above sot forth, nn amount not
to exceed 1 cent per capita of tho popu
lation of your county, or any such
other amount as in your judgment may
scorn best, 'tho amount so appropriat
ed will bo used only for tho actual ex
penses necessary to collect, maintain
und properly display tho products of
tho state, nnd any person having con
trol of theso funds or their expen
diture will bo required to furnish a
good nnd sufficient bond, nnd also to
report to tho governor for approval and
publication an accurato, itemized ac
count of all expenditures with proper
vouchers to cover tho same. For
Nebraska to mako und maintain n
proper exhibit will require tho expend
iture of about S10,00a Wo respectfully
urge you to tako prompt action in this
matter, ns tho time is short in which to
gather and arrange an exhibit which
will do justico to the state. All money
appropriated or contributed should bo
made payablo to and forwarded to Gov
ernor S. A. Holfomb, Lincoln, Nob.
Communications should benddrcsscd to
II. S. llolchkiss, secretary, Lincoln,
Mr. Harvey Charge Corruption In tho
I'iibiiiro of tho Law of 187.1.
Chicago, July 10. Tho llorr-IInrvey
debate to-day opened nt 11 o'clock in
stead of 2 o'clock as heretofore. Tho
subject under discussion was what Mr.
Harvey had characterized In his book
as tho "crime of 1873" tho demoneti
zation of silver.
After Eomo miscellaneous sparring,
Mi. Harvey charged corruption in tho
passugo of tho act for tho demonetiza
tion of nllver, and Mr. Horr repudiated
tho inferenco that tho citizens of tho
United States wero till corrupt. Ho
declared that it was nottruo thatcvery
man had his price. Members of con
gress wero as honest us tho nverngo
American citizen. Ho know whereof
ho spoke, for he had been u member of
that body lnmstilf.
Mr. Horr then took up tho history of
tho demonetization net, showed tho
stages through which it had passed
and declared that its final enactment
was not until after it had bean before
congress for nearly threo years.
Mr. Harvoy then returned to tho
attack upon tho honesty of legislators
throughout the country, including
members of congress and of the Illin
ois and Colorado legislatures. This
venality was tapping tho foundations
of tho goveriimeu. as it had sapped
tho foundations of and destroyed
every republic of tho past.
Mr. Horr again returned to the de
fense of tho honesty of the American
Mr. Horr then spoke of tho demon!
tizution of sliver in 1810 as tho result
of experience in tho use of tho double
standard. In 1871 Germany adopted
tho gold standard and threw on tho
market 8300,000,000 in silver. It was
this that set the world to considering
tho silver question not nny gold bug
conspiracy. Tho financial polioyof no
great nation was over dominated by a
This closed tho dobato for tho dny,
except tho answering of questions by
tho disputants propounded by memborH
of tho audience. Tho attendance wns
not large, but was appreciative and
generous nnd impartial in its recogni
tion of telling points.
BOTH SIDES READY.
Tho Celebrated Taylor Case Will
Called Koine Time Next Week.
Cakiiolltox, Mo., July 10. At 0:30
p; in. tho Tnylor brothers woro brought
into court, and Mr. llresnohnn said the
stato was ready for trial. Colonel
Hale, for tho defense, said they did
not want a continuauce, but that thoy
had threo or four witnesses in Linn
and Sullivan counties who wero sick,
and that they wanted an order from
tho court to tako their depositions.
The court grunted tho order and tho
defense answered rendy for trial. Tho
court ordered a special venire of 300
men fioni which to select a panel of
forty, and tho sheriff was instructed
to havo them in court Monday next at
1 o'clock. Tho court also instructed
the sheriff to ullow no ono to assist in
getting tho veniro except regularly
sworn deputy sheriffs. This wiR mako
tho case come up for trial about Thurs
day. ' riah anil Door I'rlcva JCaWod.
Osiikosii, July 19. Tho National
Manufacturing association and tho
Northwestern Snsh and Door associa
tion, at a meeting hold hero last night,
decided to raise prices .'0 per cent to
partly compensate for tho advance iu
l'ollco Itcform In Omaha.
Omaha, Nob., July l'J. Twcnty-flvo
political and sectarian policemen agi
tators havo been discharged, und tho
edict lias been issued that policemen
must not lot political and religious af
fairs interfere with their ilutv ns
THIS FOR SOLDIERS.
THREE IMPORTANT DECISIONS
The T.nw Forbidding the Pension Com
missioner to Iledueo 1'enslons'Docs Not
Apply to Cases Acted on lleforo Its
rainc As to the Thirty Days Notlco
Tho l'cuslonlnc of Chtldron.
I.ate Tension Decision.
Wabiiinoto.v, July IS. Assistant
Secretary IloynoldK has rendered threo
decisions in pension appeal casos. In
tho first ho holds that whllo tho com
missioner of pensions is forbidden by
law to suspend paymont of a pension
pending proceeding to annul or re
duco it, uovortholoss, in caso such pen
sion is annulled, all unpaid pensions
apparently accrued at tho dnto of tho
nnnulmunt becomes illegal and must
not bo paid.
In tho second caso tho secretary
holds that tho law forbidding tho com
missioner to reduce pouslons without
thirty days notico docs not apply to
cases acted on before its passage.
In tho third ensa it is hold that as
tho act pensioning tho children of a
sailor who aro under 1) years of ago
expressly provides that tho pensions
shall begin from tho data of tho filing
of tho application for tho pension, a
claimant who was over 10 years old
whon tho aot wns passod has no olaim
for pension at all.
BLOW TO FAVORITISM.
President Cleveland Makes nn Important
Itullng Regarding Fromotlons.
Wabuinotos, July 13. Tho presi
dent has just promulgated a now rulo
modifying tho old customs rulo of tho
civil service tho effect of which is to
grcntly limit tho number of promo
tions in classified customs districts,
except after approprinto examinations.
Tho necessity for tho change iu tho
rules arlsos from tho fact the exten
sion of tho classification in tho cus
toms service on Novemhor 3, last, ovor
positions paying salaries of less than
8'JOO opened tho doors for promotion of
ninny persons who had entered tho
servlco through personal political
favoritism. Tho old rulo would por
tntt theso persons nftcr thoy wcro
brought into tho classified scrvico to
bo advanced to many of tho host pay
ing positions in tho oflico without ex
amination. Under tho now rulo pro
motions can be made only to n limited
extent without examination, and no
promotions can bo uiudo from ono
grade to another without an appropri
ileport of tho Weather Itureau for tho
Wcelc Kndcd July IB.
Washington, July 18. Tho weather
bureau, in its report of crop condi
tions for tho week ended July lC, bays:
Drouth has been broken in Iowa and
partly relieved in Wisconsin nnd South
ern Minnesota, but continues in Ohio
nnd with great severity over tlio South
ern half of Michigan. Excessive ruins
havo delayed threshing in Missouri,
KnnwiB, Northern Texas, Kentucky
nnd Tennessee, and caused grain in
shock to sprout.
Corn needs rain in Ohio, Northern
Indiana, Southern Michigan, Wiscon
sin nnd Snutli Dakota, and would be
improved by rain in Nebraska, whero
tho blades aro beginning to roll. In
the Southern states the finest crop of
corn for yours is promised. Frost on
Tuesday morning caused slight dam
ago in Wisconsin.
I'coplo of Iotlnwatomle County Forced
to Form l'rotectlve I.eiiRiics.
Pehhy, Ok., July 18. A call has beon
made by 100 citizens of Pottawatomie
county for tho lawabidlng citizens in
each township to meet and form law
and order leagues to protect tho peoplo
from thioving, which has becomo ex
tremoly grcnt In tho county, which is
located in tho southeastern part of Ok
lahoma, and is nearly surrounded by
tho Indian territory. Tho people nro
very much urouscd, and twenty law
nnd order leagues wcro organized,
whoso object is to thoroughly rid tho
county or horso and other thieve.
A TRAITOR'S END.
finlcldo In Fnbllo Tolloirs tho Ilotraynl'
of Fort Arthur.
Ban Fkancisco, July 18. Tho easo
with which tho Japanese captured
Port Arthur during tho recent war
with China is explained to some ex
tent by an urticlo in tho Japan Gazottc,
which arrived ou the last steamer
According to thia tho commander of
tlio Chinese ortb was a nativo of
Japan, who had acquired favor in
Chineso councils through a long resi
dence in the flowery kingdom. Ho in
tentionally c&ased tho shots from tho
guns to bo misdirected so they would
falf short of tho Japaneso warships
Having betrayed his adopted land for
the land of his birth, the disgraced
commander appeared before tho victo
rious Japaneso and acknowledged his
treason and committed suicide in their
Missouri and Kansas Xuval Cadets.
Wasiiisoto.v, July 18. Tho follow
fng persons havo beeu appointed ca
dets at tlio Naval academy: L. C.
Uroughton, Mnrysville, JCnn.; Frank 11
Kockwcll, alternate, Junction City,
Kan.; C. P. Huff, llutler. Mo.; K. 11,
Larrimer, Wichita, Kan.; E. J. Sadler,
alternate, Sedan, Kan.; JL L. Scott,
alternate, Marysvillo, Kan.
Illurkhuni's Candidate dominated.
Lkxinotox, Ky July 18. Senator
lilackbum, after a sharp fight, secured
tho nomination by tho Domoernts of
this county, of threo staunch support
ers of himself for candidates for tho
legislature. Blackburn was greatly
elated over his complete victory.
Twenty-Fits Years In onlce.
St. Louie, Mo., July 18. PhillpML
cpp, one of tho best known poli-
ticiaus in St. Louis, died at his homo
I this morning of paralysis. Ho had
been continuously hi publio service for
over a quarter of a century.
A MAN OP RESOURCES.
Tlio Dentist Rtrnlned n l'olnt to Borre
Good Customer. '
Tho dentist didn't want to talk-shop,
ho said, but ho thought tho etory -worth,
telling so ho told It: "Not long ago,"
ho snid, "a "Western railroad president
camo to Now York nnd ono night who
invited to dino with some of his friends
horo," Bays tho Now York Trl
blino. "Tho dinner was a par
ticularly jolly affair, and when
tho western man reached his
hotel ho was in a merry mood. It was
his custom to plnco his sot of falso
teeth under tho pillow every night Just
beforo going to bed, nnd ho wns cer
tnin ho had dono so on this particular
ovonlng. Nevertheless, In the morning
ho was unnble to find thorn. Searching
high nnd low in tho room was of no
nvnil, nnd finally ho camo to mo for a
" ' How long will It tako y6ir to mafto
thorn?' ho nskod. I told him four or
five days. 'Can't listen to anything
liko that,' ho replied. 'I'll glvo you
triple money to mako them In twenty
four hours.' You seo peoplo from Chi
cago think that money laughs at every
thing, ovon time.
"All my nrgulng with tho old fclloW
did no good, so I set to work on his
teeth. In tho meantime, however, I
told my assistant to hnston around to
tho old mnn'a hotel and mako a scien
tific senrch of tho room. Tho westerner
insisted that ho had drunk no moro
wlno than usual &t tho dinner, but I
was satisfied that ho was deceiving
himself. I had not beon long at tho
preliminary measurements when my
nBBlatnnt called mo out and handed mo
tho teeth. Ho had found them in tho
pillow caso, whoro-tho owner had put
them instead of under tho pillow.
"I returned tho teeth and tho rail
road man wns so overjoyed that ho did
not cancel tho order, but told mo to go
ahead with tho tooth. They might
como in handy somo time, ho Bald. Ho
ovon unbent so for as to admit that
porlinpR.faftcr all, ho had drunk n glass
of wlno too much tho night before, nnd
when I sont him my bill I received a
check for doublo tho nmouu. from
At KtiiKO Itohhlnir, Hut No Good nfr
"Yea, 'Buck' English was always my
friend," remarked Judge Lawler when
the Nana stage robbery and the wound
ed desperado wcro under discussion,
says the Philadelphia Item. "Ho was a
pretty fair robber, but no. business man.
I remember one ot his first ventures In
a business way. A couple ot Germans
wero running a butcher Bhop tn Lako
county nnd ranking money hand ovor
fist. 'Duck' English and ills brother
Charlie purchased the business and
soon tho stock commenced to Buffer.
One dny a rancher met 'Buck' on tho
road nnd Inquired: "
" 'Have you seen anything of that
cow oi mlno?'
" 'What kind of a cow?' "
" 'Red, with a white Maize- and am
" 'The one Sleeper raised and sold
Fnught, nnd he sold to that carpenter
nt Mtddletown?' asked 'Buck.'
"'Yes, that's tho one.'
" 'Say, Jim, wo butchered her about
a week ago. She wob the fattest beef I
over saw. If I'd a known sho was
yours I wouldn't have killed her with
out lettln' you know, Good-by, Jim.'
"That's all Jim over got for his cow.
A few weeks later tho English boys
wero closed out. They had lost every
cent of their capital 'Buck came to
me and said: 'I can't understand this
at all. Those Dutchmen bought all
their stock and paid their bills when
they camo due and made money.. Wo
stole all our stock, never paid a bllh and
Btlll wo lose. It's too much for me, I
guess I'm no business man.' I suppose
his failure In business enterprises drova
him Into questionable pursuits.'"
Horse and Karthqiiakes.
It Is a well-known fact, says the- Mas
cot, that horses can hear sounds thatara
not perceptible to human ears. For days
previous to the great earthquake In tho
Riviera tho horses of that locality
showed every symptom of fear, which
continued without change of character,
unless It was In tho direction of greater
frenzy, till the fury of tho great convul
sion broke forth. Not until a few sec
onds, however, before the earth began to
tremble did human beings hear the sub
terranean rumblings. One writer from
the scene says that in his opinion the
horses knew that the quake was on tho
way from seventy-two to one hundred
hours beforo their masters heard or felt
tho first jar.
SNORTS FROM SIFTINCS.
Let us all boost, not knock, and pros
perity Is our onion.
Tho bublness of the police Justice may
be said to be a fine art.
The frog of a railroad track ought to
be happy In flood times.
Tho man who thinks he Is bright Is
seldom Inclined to keep It dark.
If you want to live long don't try to
live more than ono day at a time
Abuse Ib one of the few things a man
can get without earning or deserving It.
Next to a beau there' Is nothing' a girl
Is prouder of than bossing: a St. Ber
You can always please a good man by
telling him he has a devilish twinkle in
Whon you need a friend don't pick
out tho man whose dog never wnnta to
Tho most lonesome man In town Is
tho one that has made liberal Joans to
When the coachman marries his em
ployer's daughter he Is a groom. Tho
daughter is foolish,
A small boy acquires an early lesson
In political trickery whon he sees his
mother gerrymander a pie.
The ship of matrimony has n compan
lonway, but many are tho husbands and
Wives who never find It,
Ben Potter We had a meeting of the
directors of our company last night,
Mrs. Potter What was tho linrtt?
When a man. gets too worthless for
anything else, he Is Just worthless;
enough for a sentimental woman to
make a hero of and marry. Texas 81ft
lngs. . . , . '