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CASHIER GOES WRONG
FORT SCOTT BANK ROBBED OF
All But Two Thousand Dollars In Cash
Stolen by the Cashier The Best Secur
ities Redlseoonted The Embezzler Too
111 at Present to Be Placed Under Ar
restDepositors of the Bank Greatly
.Excited Bow the Money Was Lost.
Was Robbed of S50.000.
iTort Scott, Kan., Oct 16. The ag
gregate of the embezzlement from the
closed State bank of this city of ex
Cashier J. R. Colean is declared by
Vice President J. S. Stewart to be
fully $50,000. This has renewed the
excitement and shattered the hopes of
many of the depositors and all of the
stockholders. The amount stolen is
two-thirds of the paid np capital stock
and more than the other third will be
required to collect on the securities.
Colean literally robbed the bank of
all the cash except $2,000 of the re
serve fund and realized on $20,000 of
the best securities by rediscounting
The recreant casheir has made a
statement to Vice President Stewart,
telling from which accounts he took
the money and says that most of it
was taken since he made his last
statement in July. He confessed hav
ing robbed the following accounts:
Kansas City banks (cash) $5,600; St
Louis banks (cash) $4,200; New York
banks (cash) $2,500; reserve fund, $9,
000; deposits on certificates (cash) $3,
400, rediscounted notes $11,000.
The examination has resulted in the
development that Colean, in his con
fession, did not tell all, as $20,000 of the
best notes cannot be found and some
of them are known to have been redis
counted in St. Louis.
In his last statement Colean said
that he went to St. Louis for the ex
press purpose of confessing to Presi
dent Coon, realizing that his robbery
had so crippled the bank that it could
run only a few days longer and that
an exposure was inevitable. He in
sisted that he had lost all the money,
having dealt largely through the
stocks and bonds commission house of
Gaylord & Blessing in St Louis.
The bank officers still promise a pay
ment in full t'o all depositors, but it is
admitted that the stock is literally
wiped out The fact that the robbery
was systematically perpetrated under
the very eyes of the officers and that
the defalcation so far exceeds the sum
first announced has created conster
nation. Colean will be arrested as soon as he
recovers sufficiently to be taken to
jaiL He is still helpless from nervous
prostration and is perfectly childish.
The full extent of the shortage will
not be known till outstanding drafts
and the foreign accounts are fully re
ported. A DENIAL FROM DEPEW.
Vanderbilts Not Seeking to Absorb the
New York, Oct 18. Chauncey
Si. Depew, president of tho New
York Central railway, when asked re
garding the report that the Vander
bilt interests would predominate in
the reorganization of the Union
Pacific system, and that the result
would be that the Vanderbilts would
secure control of the road and so
would satisfy a long cherished wish to
own a transcontinental line, replied:
We saw the story printed while in
the West, but there is not the slight
est truth in it. The report may have
grown out of the fact that Mr. Uughitt
and myself were appointed members
of the reorganization committee, but
that is the only framework on which
to build the story. We are not trying
to work any scheme of that kind."
It is said that among the provisions
of the Union Pacific reorganization
An assessment of $15 on stock for
which preferred stock may be given.
An issue of $100,000,000 of four per
cent bonds for the firsts and the gov
An issue of $75,000,000 of preferred
Bondholders will get new bonds at
par and five shares of preferred stock
for each 51,000 of bonds. The com
mon stock will remain unchanged.
People who are now applying for an
interest m the Union Pacific under
writing syndicate are told that they
are too late, and that earlier appli
cants are getting much less than the
amount applied for. The plan will
probably announced at once.
Must Extend the Tax.
TorEKA, Kan., Oct IS. The supreme
court handed down an opinion in the
case brought by the attorney general
to compel the county clerk of Franklin
county, to extend a state university
tax, holding that the order of the state
board of equalization for the exten
sion of the tax was authorized by the
legislature last winter, which set aside
$10w,000 for the university, but did not
specifically authorize an assessment
According to custom the board of
equalization ordered the assessment
Th. county clerk of Franklin county
refused to "comply because the legisla
ture had not ordered it. The case
went to the supreme court with the re
sult as stated.
A Tacoma Back Closed.
Tacoma, Wash., Oct 18. The Com
mercial National bank, of which Judge
Allyn is president, failed to open
yesterday. The cause of the failure
is the sudden demand of the city for
$5,000 of its deposits
fie Offers to Fay 81,000 in Settlement
of Embezzlement Charge.
St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 18. A story is
in circulation about the court house
to the effect that Dominick Wagner,
late pastor of St. Mary's church, has
made an offer to pay over to the
church $1,000 cash in the hope of hav
ing the charge of embezzlement pend
ing against him dismissed. Bishop
Burke,. &o it is said, declined to discuss
the matter and pointedly refused to
have anything1 to do with Wagner.
HIS GRANT NOT HOPELESS j
Waller's Concession in Madagascar to B
Washington, Oct. IS. Counselor
Kennedy of the Waller case is of tha
opinion that the turn which the course
of military affairs has taken in Mada
gascar in favor of the French will
favorably affect the financial interests
of the ex-consul in that island. Ho
holds that the ownership of the land
conceded to Mr. Waller by the Hova
government is a question entirely
separate from that of his guilt or
innocence of the charge of aiding
and abetting the Hovas in their war
with the French. lie bases this
opinion upon the fact that the grant
was made previous to the French con
quest, and says that while France, at
the time, questioned the right of the
Hovas to make the concession, the
government of the United States had
not conceded France's right to inter
fere in the management of the internal
affairs of Madagascar. When France
assumes an undisputed protectorate in
the island, as it is presumed she will,
in view of the recent success of her
arms in that quarter, it will find that
various grants have been made to citi
zens of other countries, not only of
England and Germany, and it is sup
posed that the Waller grant will be
put on the same basis as these.
INSULTED A GOVERNOR.
A Neg.ro of Greeley, Colo., Tarred and
Feathered by Indignant Citizens.
Denver, Colo., Oct. IS. A negro
named Marshall was tarred and feath
ered at Greeley last night for having
insulted Governor Mclntyre at the
potato day celebration.
Governor Mclntyre was surprised
when informed of the incident at
Greeley. He went to the bicycle
races there Thursday with his
wife and Lieutenant Bruce and
wife. When they arrived at the stand
for the team they found their way
blocked by a long wagon to which was
attached a team driven by Marshall.
General Klee requested the negro to
move his wagon so as not to take up
too much room. Thereupon Marshall
delivered a tirade of abuse, using the
most insulting language. Finally,
however, he did as requested. Gover
nor Mclntyre thought so little of the
matter that he had. not mentioned it
to anybody since his return to Denver.
Storm Brewing Which Will Sweep Away
the Ilamldian Iynasty.
London. Oct 18. The Constanti
nople correspondent of the Times
dwells upon the vague rumors current
there and upon the feeling of unrest
manifesting itself by a decline upon
the bourse, by long faces in the ba
zars and by mysterious whisperings
of massacres in the provinces, which
are wholly unsubstantiated. Mahom
raedans declare a storm is brewing
which will sweep away the whole
dynasty and liberate Islam from the
thraldom of the hated liamiaian sys
tem, which cramps its energies and
paralyzes all its forces. The activity
at the Dardanelles continues, and
10,030 additional men are under orders
to join the garrison. New batteries
are building at Dardanos, Namazie
and Madjidieh, armed with heavy
guns. All the flannel in town has
been bought up for cartridge making,
and all the whitesmiths are busy mak
ing lanterns and canteens. Many
Mahommedans have been arrested in
different parts of Stamboul for using
Choctaw Council In Session.
Tuskahoma, Ind. Ter., Oct 18.
Choctaw council is moving off slowly,
although quite a number of bills have
been introduced. Yesterday a bill was
introduced into the house to compel
the Missouri, Kansas and Texas rail
way company, the St. Louis and
San Francisco railway, the Choctaw,
Oklahoma and Gulf railway and
the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf
Railway company to pay 1 per cent
royalty on rolling stock, depots and
all other property within the limits of
the Choctaw nation, and also to make
express and railway companies pay
the sarae royalty. The bill will pass,
as members in both houses favor it and
it will add several thousand dollars to
the general fund of the Choctaw na
tion. Belva Held to the Grand Jury.
Washington, Oct. 18. A preliminary
hearing of a criminal libel suit brought
against Mrs. Belva Lock wood, a for
mer presidential candidate, by Rob
ert E. L. White, a lawyer, who accused
her of tacking notices derogatory to
his reputation on his office door, was
had in police court yesterday. Mrs.
Lockwood was held for the grand jury,
although when on the witness stand
she denied every allegation.
There is a good deal of kicking over
the work of the Dawes Indian com
mission on account of its slowness.
The annual report of the quarter
master general shows that the army is
better cared for than any time since
the civil war.
Postal receipts from thirty cities
for the first quarter of this year show
an increase of ten per cent over the
same period of last year.
From the howl that is going np
about the liability of congress to raise
the beer tax it is supposed the brewers
have cut off the funds of the lobbyists.
The National Convention of Liquor
Dealers re-elected John W. Howard of
St. Louis treasurer.
The anti-foreign feeling in China is
growing, and the Central Government
is ucable to assert its authority.
SIX HUNDRED KILLED.
Appalling Result of an Explosion on a
Steamship at. K ung Hal, China.
Shanghai, Oct. 1 3. An explosion
occurred yesterday on a steamship at
Kung Hai, near Kin Chow. The
steamer was loaded with troops, and
it is reported that 600 of them were
A Saprene Judge Dead.
Frkepobt, IlL, Oct. 18. Judge Jo
seph M. Bailey, of the Illinois supremo
court, died at 10 o'clock last night,
after an illness of several weeks
THE COMING SENATE.
WILL. REPUBLICANS OR DEMO
Senator Chandler Relieves the Former
Will Have Charge Through Populist
Ilelp Senator Peffer Sees No Necessity
for Reorganization Popnlists, He Says,
Will Use Their Power to Strengthen
About the Next Senate.
Washington, Oct. 17. Senator
Chandler of New Hampshire sends
word from Concord that the Republic
ans can and will organize the senate.
He argues: "Republicans must ac
cept the responsibility of power when
it comes to them and, as it comes to
them, they will organize the senate by
five majority. There are forty-two
Rebunlicans and thirty-nine Demo
crats and six nominally Populists.
There is no president pro tempore of
the senate, Harris of Tennessee, being
a senator-elect, and not a senator. He
will be nominated for president pro
tempore by the Democrats. The Re
publicans will make a nomination we
will say of Senator Frj e a vote will
be taken in the senate Allen and
Kyle will vote for Harris Jones,
Stewart, Peffer and Marion Butler
will vote for Frye . and we will have
Senator Peffer was asked if Senator
Chandler's statement that he and his
colleagues could be counted on to
assist the Republicans in the reorgani
zation of the senate was correct. "It
is entirely unauthorized," said he. "I
have never taken any one into my
confidence as to how I shall use my
vote on this or any other question.
The fact is I do not know myself how
the Populists will vote on reorganiza
tion. We have never had any consul
tation on the, subject. I do not be
lieve there is any necessity for
a reorganization of the senate.
The one thing I shall certainly
favor strongly will be the united
action of the Populists in any course
they may adopt. We have a place on
the map now and we don't want to
lose it. We must preserve our individ
uality and not become submerged into
either party. Whatever we do I hope
will be done as a body. When the
other Populist members of the senate
reach Washington, which will proba
bly be during the last week of Novem
ber, wewill get together and discuss
our position. Until then I cannot say
what we will do."
Increases in Forty and Decreases In
Sixty-one Counties in the Past Tear.
Topeka, Kan., Oct 17. The Kansas
board of agriculture has completed
the tabulation of inhabitants as re
turned by the assessors for la95.
Compared with the enumeration of
one year ago forty counties show an
increase of from 11 to 4,144, aggre
gating 30,246, and sixty-one counties a
decrease of 2 to 2,933," aggregating
33,909. The net decrease is shown to
have been but 3,003. After deducting
ill losses from all causes during tha t
period the net increase in population
since the state census of 1895 is found
to be 69,133.
The counties showing an increase of
over 1,000 in population during the
last year are: Cherokee, 1,144; Doni
phan, 2,553; Labette, 1,007; Leaven
worth. 1,405; Linn, 1,063; Osage, 1,030;
Saline, 1,331; Shawnee, 2,853; Wash
ington, 1,19. The counties showing
i decrease of over 1,000 are: Cheyenne,
1,315; Cowley, 1.S30; Harper, 1,214;
McPherson, 1,042; Norton. 1,040;
Phillips, 1,355; Sherman, 1,992; Sum
The present population of Kansas
according to this census is 1,331,668.
statement of September Business as
Compared "With Last Tear.
Washington, Oct. 17. Total exports
for September were $58,543,443, against
558,793,675 for last year; for the first
nine months of 1895, $557,930,846,
against $57C,61S,273 for the correspond
ing period last year. The imports for
September were 550.647,693, against
505,236.123 for September, 1894; for the
first nine months of 1895, $dOO,933, 123,
ind for 1894, $503,590,04'-'. For Sep
tember, 1895, the excess of imports was
f6,692,630; for September, 1894, the ex
cess of exports was 58,150,977; for the
5rst nine months of this year there
was an excess of imports amounting to
44, 052,276, and for the corresponding
period of last year an excessof exports
f $73, 028,234. There was an excess of
?xportations of gold last month
amounting to $16,674,608, against an
excess of imports last year amounting
to $418,118: for the first nine months of
1895 the excess of gold exports was
644,30,343; for the corresponding
period last year, $73,815,163. For sil
ver the excess of exports for the first
nine months of this year was $30,683,
496, agaiiist $27,939,672 for the corre
sponding period last year.
The total immigration last month
was 36,599; for September, 1894,24,904;
for nine months of 1895, 249,332; for
corresponding period in .1894, 191,485.
Through a Trestle.
Kiowa, Ind. Ter., Oct 17. A Kan
sas and Arkansas Valley freight train
of thirteen cars fell through a trestle
eight miles east of here last night
The trestle was 114 feet high, and the
train was literally smashed into atoms.
Thirteen cars of live stock were killed.
Coleans's Shortage Growing.
Port Scott, Kan., Oct. 17. The
amount of ex-Cashier Colean's short
age with the State bank, which closed
because of his defalcation, is gradu
ally increasing. It is announced that
it aggregates no less than $35,000.
.Roosevelt Scores Gorman.
Washington, Oct 17. In his Balti
more speech last night, Theodore
Roosevelt caused a decided sensation
by charging Senator Gorman with be
ing a liar, ne said: "I knew him in
Washington, and found that when a
man is false in one thing he is false in
another. I caught Senator Gorman in
an ugly falsehood and one which in
plain Anglo-Saxon should be spelt in
three letters. Last year Senator Gor
man stopped work in ship building at
the navy yard because he wanted the
work done by a firm that would assist
him in his political work."
REVIEW OF BUSINESS. !
Jvvents of the Week Were Promising In
New York, Oct. 21. Dun's review
says: Failures for October thus far
cover liabilities of $3,92.",599, of which
$1,536,265 were of manufacturing, and
82,185,534 of trading concerns. Fail
ures for the week have been 263 in the
United States against 253 last year,
and 46 in Canada against 43 last year.
The events of the week are promis
ing in nature, though the speculative
markets are not entirely encouraging.
The great advance in cotton so de
ranged exports that shipments of gold
were for a time apprehended, but the
break in the market indicates that the
natural movement of the product may
soon be restored. The halting of de
mand and moderate yielding of prices
in the great industrial market shows
that a season of reasonable attention
to natural conditions has arrived, and
gives hope that the future demand
will be more nearly proportioned to
actual consumption. The week has
brought a little further decline in iron
and steel products, in hides and
leather, and a more yielding tone in
boots and shoes.
YOUNG MACKAY KILLED.
The Bonanza Mine Owner's Son Meets
Death While Riding: in Paris.
San Francisco, Oct. 2'. A cable
gram received here last night from
Paris announced that John W.
Mack ay, jr., oldest son- of John W.
Mackay, was thrown from a horse in
Paris yesterday and died last night
without recovering consciousness.
The deceased was about 25 years of
Venezuela Will Stand Firm.
Washington, Oct 21. The answer
of Venezuela to the British ultimatum
appears to be cleariy foreshadowed in
an official statement from the Vene
zuela minister of foreign relations re
ceived here, it states with positive
ness the attitude and policy of
Venezuela upon the exact subjects
covered in the ultimatum and in Min
ister Chamberlain's letter to the gov
ernor of British Guiana, and shows
that the present ultimatum is a re
petition of the demand made by Great
Britain in November last. As Great
Britain had no minister in Venezuela,
relations being broken off, the Ger
man minister consented to act in pre
senting the British demand. Vene
zuela promptly rejected the demand
and refused to give the assurances
Great Britain asked.
The Beales Have Separated.
Washington, Oct. 21. It seems very
well settled in Washington social cir
cles that ex-Minister to Persia Trux
ton Beale and his wife have
separated permanently and will
not again come together. It
will be remembered that Mr. Beale
married with great social display,
some eighteen months ago, the young
est daughter of the late James G.
Blaine. The young couple had not
been married long before there were
frequent rumors of incompatibility,'
and it is now believed, as Mr. Beale
has undertaken a lengthy and in
definite voyage to Europe, that the
matter has reached a culmination.
Fltx Goes After Game.
Corpus Chkisti, Texas, Oct. 21.
Bob Fitzsimmons went hunting yes
terday morning and returned in the
afternoon with a large amount of
game, consisting chiefly of quail and
When asked if he had anything for
publication, he replied that he was
simply waiting for instructions from
Julian and would not leave here for
Arkansas until he received word from
Julian to come, and "he is not going
to send me any such word until he has
every assurance that I won't bear
rested after getting there," added he
To Save Seal Lire.
Washington, Oct 21. Captain
Hooper, who commanded the Behring
sea fleet during the last season, in his
report to the treasury department
recommends that the killing of female
seals during the month of August,
when the death of each female more
than two years old means the loss of
three seals the mother, a young and
helpless seal on the islands, which
dies of starvation, and an unborn seal,
should be prohibited.
The Maffltt-Francis Wing: Said to Have
a Majority of the State Committee.
St. Louis, Oct. 1 . The Maffitt
Francis wing of the Missouri Demo
cratic state committee believes that
it controlls the organization and will
prevent any early meeting or any
other hasty or unwise action.
The situation seems to be that
Francis and his friends have stolen a
march on Governor Stone. Itisclaimed
that a number of the new cemmittee
men have heen won over and that it
will be impossible for Stone and J. W.
Farris to secure the signatures of a
majority of the committeemen to call
a meeting over the head of Chairman
Mora Gets Over Half a Million.
Washington,. Oct. 1. Assistant
Secretary Uhl handed yesterday to
Crammon Kennedy, counsel for An
tonio Maximo Mora, a draft on the
subtreasury at New York for $591,
809.76 in full settlement of Mora's
claim against the government of Spain
for the confiscation of his Cuban es
tates. It is expected that the rmain
der of the claims under assignment
will soon be adjusted and paid.
A Montana Uxoricide.
Butte, Mont, Oct 1. Joseph Se
bastian, a Spaniard, shot and killed
his wife with a rifle, near Great Falls,
Mont, and tried to commit suicide,
but was prevented. The cause was
One Way to Purify Politics.
Huntington, Ind., Oct 1. Elijah
Stewart of this city has been sentenced
to two days in jail, fined $1 and dis
franchised for stealing a basket of
SENATOR THURSTON INDULGES
San Francisco, Pittsburg: or Chicago
Likely to Get the Republican National
Convention Thurston Says Harrison
Is Virtually Out of the Race The
Money Question to be One of Absorb
ing; Interest Too Early to Speculate
The Political Situation.
San Fbancisco, Oct 16. "The loca
tion of the next Republican national
convention lies between three cities
San Francisco.Pittsburg and Chicago,"
said National Committeeman John
M. Thurston of Nebraska, who is at
present on the Pacific coast in the
interest of the Union Pacific rail
road. He stated that Joseph Man
ley, the national committeeman
from Maine, had expressed the
wish to him that San Francisco
might be the next convention place of
the Republican party, and that many
of the other members of the Eastern
states had expressed the same desire.
"As for myself," he continued "I have
not made up my mind. It is sure to
go to Cnicago, Pittsburg or San Fran
cisco, and every one of the three
places named will suit me.
'What do I think of the probable
nominee of the party?"' Mr. Thurston
went on. "Well, my state is rather
inclined toward McKinley, but I hear
Allison or Reed of Maine frequently
referred to as available or safe for the
party. Harrison, did you say?
Never. lie is entirely out of the
question. I believe there was
an attempt to work him into
the fight, but it has about given up.
Don't you recall that old line, 'Thou
dost protest too much.' That ap
plies to Harrison. He will never do.
Will the Republican party give the
West a free coinage plank? Yes, I
think so. One similar to the plank of
the last campaign; but I do not think
the Republicans or the Democrats
either will ever declare for the free
and unlimited coinage of silver with
out regard to any other country. I
think the money question will have to
be settled in such a way that there
will hover be any great disturbance in
money values. I have always thought
that way and cannot see it in any
other light. So far as the political
situation is concerned as a whole it is
a little early to make any definite
statements, as they would be some
what in the nature of a conjecture.
THE NEW WOMAN.
A Fair Sample From the Sunflower
Kansas Citt, Mo., Oct. 16. The di
vorce suit of Dr. Nannie A. Stevens
against Ralph Stevens went to trial
this forenoon in Judge Scarritt's court.
Her husband lives in Wichita, Kan.,
and she lived there with him and prac
ticed medicine there till two years
ago when she brought her children to
Kansas City and opened an office here.
On the witness stand Dr. Stevens
said her husband called her a "she
doctor' in a tone of voice that implied
contempt. As an instance of his rough
conduct toward her she related that
once she was consulting with another
doctor down stairs, when the baby,
which was in bed with its father up
Stairs, began to cry. She went up and
said to him: "Why didn't you put that
baby to sleep?" and he told her he
was not going to "feed her if she did
not attend to her household duties."
At another time she had been up all
night with a typhoid fever patient and
in the morning telephoned to her hus
band to send the carriage for her.
She had to walk home, and when she
reproached him for it, he replied: "A
little walk will do you good."
Dr. Stevens said that when she got
home that morning he didn't even
have breakfast ready. "And more
than that, he just laid around and
didn't help me eret the dinner."
AFTER THE UNION PACIFIC
The Vanderbilts Said to Be Figuring: on
the Controlling: Interest.
Chicago, Oct. 16. Ever since the fam
ous traffic contract was made between
the Unjon Pacific and the Chicago and
Northwestern railroads, whereby the
former secured the right to dictate
the through rates from the West to
Chicago, and the latter the through
rates from Chicago to points
on the Union Pacific A west of
Omaha, rumors have been current
that the Vanderbilts would soon secure
full control of the Union Pacific prop
erty. A plan for the reorganization
of the Union Pacific is now in course
of preparation, and the preliminary
steps already taken indicate beyond a
doubt that when the Union Pacific
gets out of the hands of receivers it
will be controlled and operated by the
Chicago & Northwestern, which is one
of the Vanderbilt roads.
Spiritualists la Convention.
Washington, Oct. 16. The National
Spiritualist association began its third
annual session here to-day and will
continue until Thursday. There will
be three sessions each day and it has
been arranged to have the evening
meetings addressed by some of the
most noted speakers and best mediums
in the country.
Fort Wayne's Centennial.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Oct 16. The
celebration, of the 100th anniversary
of Fort Wayne's existence as a city,
which is to continue for four days, was
begun this morning with large crowds
in attendance from Northern Indiana,
Southern Michigan and Northwestern
Rich IlUl's Baptist Church Burned.
Rich Hill, Mo., Oct. 16. The First
Baptist church and parsonage were
burned to the ground here this morn
ing at 3 o'clock. The parsonage was
unoccupied. Trouble has existed in
the church, and the fire is supposed to
have been incendiary.
A Railroad Builder Dead.
Fobt Scott, Kan., Oct. 16. Colonel
T. L. Wilson, who conceived the idea
of building a railroad from St. Louis
to Denison, Texas, in 1866, which re
sulted in the construction of the Mis
souri, Kansas and Texas road, died in
this city to-day.
The State of the Church in America
Set Forth la a Report.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct 16. The
Rev. n. C Duncan of Louisiana, in his
report on the state of the church said
that since the last conference in 1892,
10 bishops had died and 14 had
been consecrated, 4 of whom went to
missionary districts. The church now
had 79 bishops, 4,544 clergymen, 567
candidates for lay orders, l9J,d2o bap
tisms in the past year and 131, 173 con
firmations. There were now 618,500
communicants, 5,117 church edifices
and nearly 500 institutions of a benev
olent or educational character. Con
tributions from all sources had reached
Dr. Duncan showed that the body of
communicants was growing more than
the number of clergy. The increase
in the last three years had been C5.791,
while the list of priests had grown but
157, a fact he attributed to "insuffi
ciency and diminution of stipends."
The income for the three years was
$35,000 less than for the preceding1
period. The committee made recom
mendations for patriotic services on
the Fourth of July, for stricter re
gard for the divorce law of the church,
for better Sabbath observance and for
a more active propaganda for Chris
THE DEFAULTER A WRECK.
J. R. Col ear Tery Sick in His Fort Scott
Home His Wife's Sacrifices.
Fort Scott, Kan., Oct lo. j. R.
Colean, the defaulting cashier of the
State bank of this city, which was
compelled to close its doors yesterday,
arrived here this morning accompa
nied by his wife and little daughter
nd his wife's brother, R. D. McArthur
jf Jacksonville, 111. lie came volun
tarily from St. Louis as he prom
ised President D. F. Coon he would
when sent for. He is a mental and
physical wreck and it was necessary
to carry him from the train to a car
riage. He is now in bed at his hand
somely furnished home, unable to
talk. His physicians say that he can
not live long.
Mrs. Colean has given up her dia
monds and paid up life insurance of
several thousand dollars and all she
has to the bank.
REFORM IN ST. LOUIS.
Police Commissioner Lee W1U Try toEn
force the Sunday Closing; Law.
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 16. Police Com
missioner Lee has sent a letter to each
of the ministers of the city asking
them if they will uphold him in an
heroic effort to enforce the Sunday
law which has been a dead letter since
1357. He says that he is anxious to
identify himself with the law loving
lement and to enforce "a decent and
orderly observance of the first day of
Nearly all of the ministers have
promised the commissioner their zeal
ous support, and a hard and bitter
fight is looked for.
To Be Tried Next Month.
St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 16. Dominick
Wagner, the ex-priest, was arraigned
in the criminal court this morning, but
n application of his attorneys the
;ase was continued until the Novem
ber term, at which he will be tried on
the charge of embezzlement and possi
bly of rape and kidnapping. No men
tion was made of bail, as Wagner dees
not desire to be released, but will re
main in jail pending trial.
German Reformers Against Tammany
New York, Oct. 16. It is said tha
Dr. H. A. C. Anderson will resign the
presidency of the German-American
Reform union at the meeting to be
held to-night on account of the action
of the general committee in co-oper-iting
with Tammany in the municipal
jampaign. The meeting is to be a pro
test against this coalition and will be
addressed by Theodore Sutro, Carl
Schurz and others.
Missouri Masons Meet.
Jefferson city, Mo Oct. 16. The
Masonic grand lodge of the state con
vened here at 10 o'clock this morning
in the hall of the house of representa
tives, with some 300 lodges represented.
The deliberations will be held with
closed doors. One matter of im
portance to be considered is a move to
redistrict the 6tate.
Many Mall Men Involved.
Washington, Oct 16. The mail that
feft last night carried 173 letters from
the first assistant postmaster general
to letter carriers in Chicago, notifying
them that charges have been filed
against them sufiicient to cause their
dismissal from the service, and that
ten days will be allowed to them to
show cause why they should not be
Miss Flagler to Be Indicted.
Washington, Oct 16. It was stated
tt the city hall yesterday afternoon
that the grand jury, which had been
investigating the case of Miss Eliza
beth Flagler, daughter of the anny
ihief of ordnance, charged with killing
i young colored boy last August, has
voted to return an indictment charg
ing her with manslaughter.
Resubmission in Iowa. .
Chicago, Oct 16 A special to a
morning paper from Des Moines, Iowa,
says that it is stated on good Repub
lican authority that the Republican
state central committee has completed
a poll of the preferences of the Repub
lican candidates for the legislature in
the matter of the resubmission of the
prohibition amendment, and has found
that a majority of them favor resub
Durrant's Counsel III.
San Fbancisco, Oct 16 Another
postponement of the Durrant trial was
asked for by Attorney Dickinson im
mediately upon the convening of court
this morning because of the continued
illness from rheumatism of Attorney
Deuprey. Judge Murphy, after some
questioning, granted the request, post
poning further action until next Mon
day. Mrs. Cleveland leaves Gray Gables.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., Oct 16.
Mrs. Cleveland and children left Gray
Gables on a special train at 8:05 o'clock
this morning for Washington
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