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April 9, 1896.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
m TROUBLE IN TURKEY
mm MAY ORDER THE, EIPDL
SION OF CHRISTIAN WORKERS, '
borer Under the Hohommwln Ban
- Rev. George C. Knapp, an
American Missionary, Now
In Prison Admiral Self
ridge Near the Scene.
Const antinope, April 8. Advices
received here indicate beyond any
reasonable doubt that the Eev. Mr.
George C. Knapp, one of the American
missionaries at Bitlis, is confined in
the jail at Diarbekir, capital of the
vilayiof that name, in Turkish Ar
menia, and serious international com-
implications are likely to result. The
Vurk.sh government, replying to tne
epresentations of the United States
charge d'affairs, John V. Riddle, has
announced through the grand vizier
and minister of foreign affairs that no
news has been received by the porta
egarding the reported expulsion 01
So Bev. Mr. Knapp from Bitlis. Bub
ie latest report from there is that
r. Knapp is to be sent to Alexandretta
a seaport on the bay of Iskanderum,
there to be either shipped out of the
country or delivered to the representa
tives of the United States.
At the first intimation of trouble,
the United States charge d'affaires,
after communicating with the porte
and receiving the unsatisfactory reply
stated, cabled to Washington for fur
ther instructions and it is now said
that the United States squadron in the
Mediterranean, consisting of the flag
ship Minneapolis, commanded by Ad
miral Selfridge, and the cruiser Mar
blehead will shortly go to the Gulf of
Iskanderum and at the same time a
formal protest against the treatment
of the American missionaries may be
made to the porte, coupled with the
demand for an adequate indemnity for
the damage recently done to the prop
erty of the Americans.
The imprisonment and proposed
, J a 1
Vo be but a preliminary to the expul
ii'on of all the Christian missionaries,
Mostly American, English and French
Catholics, from Asiatic Turkey, and
possibly from European Turkey as
well. Besides, it is rumored that the
agents of the American Red Cross so
ciety, now distributing relief funds in
Asiatic Turkey, are also to be ex
pelled. In support of this report, it is
sjawd that an imperial decree, pro-
of the Christian missionaries and
1 - X . 1 T" 1 1 " . ,
agents ui toe tiea ross society, nas
already been signed by the sultan,
1 ttibiiuug u ib una uul yei urcu laaucu
V from the palace. That this is the case
would seem to be proved by the activ
ity at the French and British embas
sies during the past few days and by
the visits which the United States
charge d'affaires has made to the
Fourteen Missouri Democratic Conven
tions Stand by White Metal Men.
St. Louis. Mo., April tj. Cole, Sa
line, Macon, Atchison, Linn, Ran
dolph, Marion, Carter, Schuyler, Fay
ette, Calloway, Taney, St. Francois
and Knox County Democratic conven
tions yesterday chose free silver dele
gates to the Sedalia convention, with
instructions to vote, for only 16 to 1
delegates to the Chicago convention.
Stone, Bland, Cockrell hnd Vest were
indorsed for delegates-at-large by
many of the conventions.
Election Frauds at Victor.
Victor, Col., April S. Many deputy
sheriffs arrived here on a special train
from Cripple Creek this morning for
the purpose of arresting voters alleged
to be illegally registered. The move
is taken in the interest of the citizens'
(Republican) ticket. The deputies
made over forty arrests before day
light, and twenty-two were taken to
Cripple Creek. At 3:30 o'clock James
Toyjle, People's candidate for mayor,
juuo.11 speecn ia wnicn ne requested
i-Qie crowds on the streets to disperse,
Und they did so. The local officials
Vosent any interference by the sheriff's
From Episcopacy to Catholicism.
Washington, April 8. Chaplain
Frederick Sherman, United States
navy, for some years a member of the
Episcopal church, resigned from the
navy Saturday and was on that day
received into the Catholic church by
the Jesuit fathers of Georgetown col
lege in this city.. He was confirmed
Sunday at St. Aloysius church by Car
dinal Satolli. He is married and is a
son of Judge Sherman of the superior
court of Nebraska. j
i The Vanderbilt Plot Story Denied.
I San Fbancisco, April 8. The of-
pany say that they know nothing of
the alleged plot to hold up the train
upon which Chauncey M. Depew and
Cornelius Vanderbilt were riding last
week and abduct Vanderbilt. Detec
tive Gard, formerly in the employ of
the Southern Pacific, author of the
story, is well known in California, and
his reputation for veracity has never
Cardinnl Taschereau Dying
Quebec, April 8. The mind of the
venerable Cardinal Taschereau, who
is approaching his end, is reported to
have already given way. The old man
isWacticaHy in his second childhood.
It lis not believed that he can live
The Boles Movement.
Washington, April 8 The Boies
lovement is becoming nopuiar anion?
the 16 to 1 Democrats in Washington.
The Southerners who believe in free
coinage at. the present ratio are fall
ing into line for Boies with striking
THE PRESIDENT SCORED.
Senator AUIimn of Nebraska Denounce
Washington, April 0. The Senate
spent the entire day on the postoffice
appropriation bill, but did not com
plete it. The bill served to bring out
some 6harp criticisms by Senator Gor
man on the administration of the post
office department, and by Senator
Allen of Nebraska, on alleged irregu
larities resulting from the civil ser
vice 6ystem. The vote on the post
office bill will be taken to-day.
Mr. Allen spoke for the retention of
the old system with its country post
masters and arraigned civil service as
a farce. In this connection Mr. Allen
said: "The greatest mugwump of the
day is in the White House. It is diffi
cult to say whether he is greater as a
mugwump or as imperial Democratic
dictator. lie has led the hosts of
mugwumps in this country for ten or
fifteen years." Mr. Allen referred
also to "Teddy Roosevelt, the great
New York mugwump, second only to
Again, alluding to the president, Mr.
Allen said: "He is a disgrace to the
great office he occupies. He should
not, and doubtless will not, be re
turned to the position again." The
Senator referred to the president as
"his majesty," correcting himself to
Mr. Allen repeated many sensational
charges as to campaign contributions,
lie said it had been charged, and not
denied, that 8300,000 had been raised
on Wall street to secure the nomina
tion of Cleveland in la93, and a like
amount to secure the nomination of
"How about McKinley?" interjected
"I have not read the latest returns
as to McKinley, but I have them in my
desk and will reach them at a later
time," answered Mr. Allen. He went
on to say that the Wall street con
tributors were in a quandary after
nominating Cleveland and Harrison,
but finally turned to the former be
cause he had an office on Wall street,
and contributed $1,400,000 toward his
election. Of this amount John J. Van
Allen gave $50,000, and later received
the appointment of Minister to Italy.
This quid pro quo was civil service
Continuing, Mr. Allen said it was
charged and not denied that "the
great and good Mr. Wanamaker, su
perintendent of a Sunday school, gave
$400,000 for the election of Benjamin
Harrison to the Presidential office."
Shortly after this, proceeded Mr. Al
len, the President saw fit to invite the
great and good John into his cabinet.
BEN HARRISON WEDDED.
The Ex-President and Mrs. Dlmmoek
United In Marriage.
New York, April 8. The marriage
of Mrs. Mary Lord Dimmick to Gen
eral Benjamin Hrraison was solemn
ized at St. Thomas' church yesterday
afternoon at 5:45. Dr. Wesley
Brown, rector, officiated at the cere
The marriage, which took place in
the presence of twenty relatives and
select friends of the bride and groom,
was a very private affair. The edifice
was not decorated in the lavish style
t.bnr. t.bft mint, iflla of Miaa
I Vanderbilt and Miss Whitney, the two
son, but the flowers used, lilacs and
ascension lilies, were arranged in ex
quisite taste, and the chancel looked
even prettier and more effective than
at the two previous weddings. Mrs.
Dimmick arranged all the details re
garding the decorations.
Representatives of the United States
Showed Up In Front at Athens.
Athens, April 8. The opening of
the Olympian games was observed
here yesterday. The weather was
cloudy. The trial races consisted of
one of 400 and one of 800 meters. Also
throwing the discus. The Americans
carried off first honors in each event
in which they entered. The contests
were preliminary trials and so decided
nothing definitely as to the final
awards of victory.
A White Man Plays Indian.
Fort Scott, Kan., April 8. A
strange man, giving his name as Lo
renzo Sever, created a sensation on
the streets of this city yesterday after
noon, by appearing wrapped in a
blanket and with a red bandana
around his head. He patrolled the
streets and seized every woman he
met and kissed and hugged her. The
police caught him after a chase and
locked him up. He said he was play
ing Indian. He came here from St.
Louis and bought and donned his In
dian attire in a Store, leaving the
other garments there.
Vest Endorsed for Senator. t
Macon, Mo., April 2. The Macon
county Democratic convention was
held here yesterday. Resolutions de
claring for free silver at 16 to 1, tariff
reform, indorsing George G. Vest for
the United States Senate, indorsing
the State and county administrations.
and indorsing Vest, Bland, Cockrell
and Stone for delegates at large to
Chicago, were adopted. The delegates
to Sedalia were instructed not to vote
for or indorse any one for Chicago
delegates not in favor of free silver at
16 to 1. .
Held for Manslaughter.
Lawrence, Mass., April 8. Arthur
Bradley, the Haverhill shoemaker,one
of the principals in the "fatal prize
fight here Saturday night, was ar
raigned before Judge Stone, charged
with manslaughter and prize fighting,
and ten others were charged with be
ing present and aiding and abetting
the tight. Bradley was bound over to
the grand jury in S?,500 on the charge
of manslaughter and S2,(X0 on the
charge of prize fighting. The other
defendants were bound over in $1,000
Follows Omaha's Example. ,
St. Joseph, Mo., April 8. Alderman
Abercrombie introduced a curfew or
dinance at the session of the common
council last night. It is modeled
after the ordinance passed by Omaha
and Lincoln and will no doubt become
a law here as the members of the
council favor it.
WILL THE PRESIDENT ACT
THE JOINT CUBAN RESOLUTIONS
SENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
CONSULTS WITH MR.OLNEY
Wide Diversity of Opinion as to What
Mr. Cleveland May Do Spaniards
Will Resent Intervention -Warships
Being Made Ready
Spanish Bonds Fall on
Washington, April 8. The Senate
concurrent resolutions on the Cuban
question were delivered to Private
Secretary Thurber this morning by
Mr. Piatt, one of the executive clerks
of the Senate. Later in the day they
will be sent to the State department,
as the law requires that such resolu
tions shall be printed in the book of
laws annually published by the de
partment. Ordinarily concurrent res'
olutions are not forwarded to the
President, as they do not require his
signature, but these resolutions were
sent to him as the Armenian resolu
tions were, because they express the
opinion that he should tender the of
fices of the United States to Spain for
the recognition of Cuban independ
ence and are, therefore, a direction to
him in so far as Congress can direct
tne President in such a proceeding.
Secretary Olney went early to the
White house and remained in close
consultation with the President for
some time. This caused the general
circulation of a report that the two
were engaged in the preparation of a
special message to Congress.
Some assert that the President will
do nothing at present, at least, while
others are confident that he will give
effect to the expression of the Senate
and House by issuing a proclamation
recognizing Cuban belligerency, and
a few declare the conviction that he
will go the Senate and House one bet'
ter and recognize Cuban indepen
dence. 1 hose who predict non-action
on the executive's part are largely in
the majority. Nearly all who profess
the belief that Mr. Cleveland will be
heard from base their opinion upon a
statement made by Mr. Hitt, chair
man of the Foreign Affairs committee,
during the debate on the resolutions.
When Mr. Hitt was asked as to what
would be the effect of the resolutions
in case the President took no notice
of them, he said they would have no
effect, but he averred that he had
every confidence that the President
would not ignore a decided expression
01 the American people through their
representatives; that he would be
recreant to his trust if he did. It is
argued that Mr. Hitt very likely had
some assurances on which -to predi
cate his opinion as to the reception
the resolutions would meet at the
The Spanish Press.
Madrid, April g. The principal
newspapers of Madrid print patriotic,
spirited articles, all saying in effect
that the moment is fast approaching
when the Spanish government and na
tion must act resolutely on the de
cisive stage of the Cuban question, and
of the relations between Spain and
the United States, and must also be
prepared for all the consequences of
the vindication of the Spanish right
to repel any interference m the strug
gling between the mother country
and the Cuban insurgents. Between
the lines it is easy to see the papers
are ready for another outbreak of
public excitement, but the government
is determined to continue to show
energy in quelling demonstrations.
Admiral Sanchez Ocana, command'
ing the great navy yard at Ferrol, on
the extreme northwest coast, reports
that he has completed preparations
lor sending to sea a Spanish squadron
composed of the iron clad I'elayo, the
first class bolted cruiser Infanta Maria
Theaesa, Almirante Oquando and
Vizcaya, the second class armored
cruisers Keina Mercedes and Alfonso
XIII, one torpedo destroyer, and
seven fast torpedo boats. These
fourteen vessels carry in their crews
nearly 6,000 men. The fleet will
leave Ferrol for gun practice in Argosa
bay and will cruise along the north
west coast of Spain ready to start for
Havana just as soon as the cabinet
considers that circumstances require
its presence in the West Indies. The
Madrid press plainly says that the
movement ot the fleet will depend
upon the course of President Cleveland.
Spanish Securities Fat!.
London, April 8. Spanish securities
fell on the stock exchange to-day in
consequence of the action of the
United States House of Representa
tives yesterday in regard to the qnes
tion of Cuban belligerency.
Indian Territory Outlaws Caught.
Coffeyville, Kan., April8. Deputy
United States Marshals Ed Jackson
and James Gibson captured a gang of
five outlaws southwest of this city
yesterday after a hot fight, in which
Oliver Rooks was mortally wounded.
He made a desperate resistance after
his horse had been killed and himself
wounded. The four Uninjured pris
oners were brought to thi9 city and
lodged in jail over night Officers left
with them for Fort Smith, Ark., this
Chicago Custom-House Sold.
WASuiNGTON.April 8. The secretary
of the treasury has accepted the offer
of Frank Jobin of Chicago of $47,300
for the old materials in the custom
house building at Chicago, the same
to be removed at Jobin's expense. The
building originally cost about $5,000,
000. April Snow In Mew York.
New York, April 8. Snow has !'"n
falling here since early morning und
at 11 o'clock there were no signs of
abatement -Where it has not been
disturbed it lies three inches deep.
THE POLE NOT YET FOUND.
The Dr. Kansen Story Unset! on Almost
Nothing Nansen Not Seen.
St. Peteksbirg, April 8. At last
the true origin of the 6tory about Dr.
Nansen's discovery of the north pole
lias been told. I he story came from
Tomsk, through the merchant, Kusch-
nareli, who is the uncle of Kandakoff,
the originator of the news. His state
ment is that his nephew did nothing
more than transmit the report. It ap
pears that in the new Siberian islands
there have been three parties in
search of mammoth bones. One of
these parties returned some time ago
and said they had seen a ship in the
neighborhood of the islands with
Europeans on board. They did not
attempt anv communication with the
ship, nor did tbey even watch it
Kandakoff, to whom the mammoth
hunters brought the news, thought it
might relate to Nansen, and wrote
thus to Irkutsk, whence it was sent
out, all over the world,
FIST BLOW ALMOST FATAL.
Discharged Clerk Harrison Knocks Hutch
inson's Assistant Postmaster Out.
Hutchinson, Kan., April 8. At the
postoflice last night Assistant Post
master Meade and Charley Harrison, a
clerk, quarreled because of Harrison's
dismissal from the oflice on account of
insubordination, and blows were ex
changed, but the two participants
were separated, Harrison leaving the
Later Harrison returned, and as the
assistant postmaster was leaving the
office for home, walked up behind him
and gave him a blow on the jaw
which sent him so violently to the
stone sidewalk that blood burst from
his mouth, ears and nose.
Meade was taken home in an uncon
scious condition, in which state he re
mained all night. He was attended
by five of the best physicians in the
city during the night and to-day they
have hopes of his recovery, but pro
nounce the case very serious. Young
Harrison was placed under axrest, but
A Fiendish Outrage.
Washington, Mo., April 8. One of
the most horrible crimes ever com
mitted in the history of Franklin
county occurred at Mozell, a small
town in the southeastern part of this
county Saturday night. William
Robinson, a farm hand of that vicini
ty, criminally assaulted little Bertha
Zumwalt, aged 11 years, which came
very near causing her death. Robin
son was arrested and at a preliminary
hearing pleaded guilty to the charge.
He was taken to Union to jail in de
fault of a 85,000 bond to await the
action of the grand jury. Excitement
runs high in the vicinity and no doubt
Kobiuson will receive the full penalty
of the law.
A McKinley it e Beaten In Hartford.
Hartford, Conn,, April 8. City and
town elections were held in Hartford,
Bridgeport and Stamford yesterday.
The contest in Hartford was a keen
one, the Democrats succeeding in re
claiming the mayoralty. In Bridge
port tne electors did not choose a
mayor. The Republicans won almost
every thing in Stamford. Ex-Sheriff
Miles B. Preston was elected mayor of
Hartford by a maioritv of 28s over
General Harbison, president of the
Bradley Gaining on McKinley.
Louisville, Ky., April 8. Twelve
more county conventions were held in
Kentucky yesterday, McKinley and
Bradley each captured six. A peculiar
feature of the result is the fact that
McKinley received the popular vote,
while Bradley received the delegate
vote, according to the best estimates.
The popular vote was, Bradley 3,624,
McKinley 3.796. The delegate vote
is, Bradley 98, McKinley 69.
McKinley Captures Tennessee.
Knoxville, Tenn., April 8. Mass
Republican conventions in Washing
ton, Sevier, Blount, Sullivan, Monroe,
Anderson and Campbell counties yes
terday instructed solid delegations for
McKinley for president. Conventions
were also held in Johnson, Scott and
Morgan counties, but they cannot be
reached by telephone or wire. It is
understood, however, that they are for
Non-Partisans Win at Cherokee.
Cherokee, Kan., April 8 At the
city election here yesterdiiy liie fol
lowing non-partisan ticket was elected
by a bip majority: Mayor, (i. W.
Brown, conncilmen, W. H. Howard,
J. M. Dennis, H. Germain, E. A. Brun-
dage and A. N. Chadsey. This ticket
was selected with the understanding
that the joints must go. More women
voted than at any previous election. ,
' Their Wedding Romantic.
Canon City, Colo., April 8 The
first marriage that ever took place in
the famous Royal Gorge occurred
yesterday when Charles H. Pickett of
Kansas City and Miss Eva Irene
Lewis of Covington, Ky., were wed
ded on the hanging bridge. The Den
ver & Rio Grande Company stopped
its train to accommodate the wedding
The Colored Man Not Seated.
Washington, April 8. Elections
committee No. 1 decided, by a unani
mous vote, the contested election case
of n. P. Cheatham vs. Fred A. Wood
ard, from the Second North Carolina
district, in favor of Mr. Woodard, the
sitting member. - Cheatham is a col
ored Republican and has represented
his district in the House.
Its Members Will Not Get Rich.
Philadelphia, April 8. The Order
of Penle, a beneficial organization
which agreed to pay its members Iartre
profits at the end of seven years, has
assigned. Its assets and liabilities
amount to many thousand dollars.
The order has been going backward
since the troubles of the "get-rich-
quick ' societies began.
Poverty is very terrible and some
times kills the very soul within us!
but it is the north wind that lashes
men into Vikings; it is the soft luscious
south wind which lulls them to lotus
IN HONOR OF GEN. MILES.
HOUSE COMMITTEE FAVORS RE717
ING BANK OF LIE0T.-6ENERAL.
DECIDES TO SO REPORT.
His Services as Major-General Command
ing the Army, as Volunteer and In
dian f Ighter to Be Acknowledged
A Bill In the Senate to Re
duce the Limits of the
Washington, April 8. The House
committee on military affairs to-day
decided to report favorably the follow
ing resolution to bestow the rank of
lieuteuant general on General Nelson
Resolved, etc., That the grade of
lieutenant general be and the same is
hereby revived in the army of the
United States in order that when, in
the opinion of the President and Sen
ate, it shall be deemed proper to ac
knowledge the distinguished services
of the major general commanding the
army, rendered in the volunteer army
during the late civil war and
in command of expeditions against
hostile Indians in the frontier States
and Territories, the grade of lieu
tenant general may be specially con
ferred; provided, however, that when
the said grade of lieutenant general
shall have once been filled and be
come vacant, this joint resolution
shall thereafter expire and become of
no effect; provided, further, that
nothing in "this resolution shall in
crease the number of general officers
of the army."
The vote" was 8 to 4 in favor of the
To Reduce the Veto Limit.
Washington, April 8. In the Sen
ate to-day Mr. Butler, Populist, of
North Carolina introduced a joint
resolution providing for the amend
ment of the constitution to limit the
veto power of the President so as to
make it competent for the two houses
to pass bills over a veto by a majority
vote. Speaking of the resolution be
said that the idea of requiring a two
thirds vote was due to the fact that
when the constitution of the United
States was adopted the American peo
ple were not far removed from English
ideas. In his opinion the power
granted to the President was too
great and should be limited
MEASLES AT WHITE HOUSE
Little Esther Cleveland Overcome by the
Disease Prompt Precautions Taken.
Washington, April 8. Measles have
been almost epidemic in Washington
for some time and every precaution
has been taken to prevent its appear
ance at the White House, but in vain,
for this morning the eruption ap
peared on little Esther Cleveland. To
prevent, the spread of the disease
among the families of the cabinet
officers word was sent by telegraph to
the various departments that there
would be no meeting of the cabinet
to-day and then orders were sent to
Woodley, the President's suburban
residence, to put the place in shape
for the 'immediate reception of the
family, and Mrs. Cleveland, accom
panied by ail of the children, left for
that place to remain until the disease
shall have run its course.
WOMEN AWAY BEHIND.
Spring Hill, Kan., Snows Under the Pet
Olathe, Kan., April 8. The munic
ipal ticket at Spring Hill, this county,
made up entirely of women candi
dates, the second of the kind nomi
nated here, was again defeated yes
terday by a vote of three to one. Two
years ago the women triumphed and
gave the city an economical and busi
ness like administration, but last year
they were defeated by a vote of two to
The women are somewhat discour
aged over this second defeat and
probably will not again make a fight
for supremacy, and many of their sex
have lost interest in political affairs
and vote rather reluctantly.
Broker Chapman's Conviction for Refus
ing to Answer Sugar Questions Upheld.
Washington, April 8. The court of
appeals of the District of Columbia to
day affirmed the decision of Judge Cole
of the district supreme court in the
case of Elverton B. Chapman, the
New York broker sentenced for refus
ing to answer questions put by the
Senate sugar investigating committee.
Chapman was convicted by the low
er court and sentenced to pay a fine of
$100 and to serve one month in jaiL
His counsel will take an appeal to the
United States supreme court.
American Starch the Cheaper.
Beklin, April 8. Herr Saare, who
was sent to England and America by
the German Starchy Producers' Asso
ciation to inquire as to the favor
saown in England to American in
preference to German starch goods,
reports that the main cause is not the
better quality, but cheapness, owing
to the greater concentration of the
American starch industry. He advises
the German manufacturers to co-operate
to form a single association.
Proposed National Prison.
Leavenworth, Kan., April 8. A
citizens' mass meeting last night
passed resolutions calling on Congress
to pass an appropriation of $150,000
to erect a mammoth federal peniten
tiary on the Fort Leavenworth reser
vation, just north of this city.
Accidentally Hanged Herself.
St. Joseph, Mo., April 8. The 4-
year-old daughter of Charles Johnson,
a farmer living near Creston, ia., ac
cidentally hanged herself yesterday
afternoon. She was playing about a
box when she fell and, catching her
chin, strangled to death.
Action of Congress Diminishes Chances
for Cuban Autonomy.
London, April 8. The Times pub
lishes a Madrid diapatch which says:
"The hepe that Weyler would obtain
some decided advantage over the
rebels before the final vote of the
American Congress must row
be abandoned. It is quite cer
tain the Spanish nation will
unhesitatingly refuse to accept
the United States' dictation, no mat
ter how far public opinion favors such
reforms in Cuba as would put an end
to the rebellion. No Spaniard will be
found to venture such an opinion.
Even the Republicans would only ask
for Cuban autonomy in altered cir
cumstances. It is an open secret that
the Liberal leaders would consent to
such radical reforms as would amount
to autonomy if the United States
abandoned its present policy. Senor
Castelar would consent to the fullest
concessions provided Spain's sovereign
rights were secured."
AN ATROCIOUS CRIME.
Ben Boehmer Cuts Ills Wife's Throat
and Hangs His Son.
McLkanshoro, 111., April 8, One of
the most atrocious crimes ever com
mitted in this (Hamilton) county, oc-
curred in the German settlement, eight
miles north of this city, Sunday after
noon about 5 o'clock. Ben Boehmer,
a well-to-do larmer 40 years old, cut
his wife's throat anVl hanged his o-year-old
son to a rafter in his stable.
After committing these deeds he cov
ered the bodies with fodder and corn
to hide his crime, and made his escape
to the woods. Boehmer and his wife
had been having trouble for some
time over religious differences, he be
ing a non-believer in Catholicism,
while she was a firm Catholic. He
was opposed to his wife and son at
tending Easter services, and when
they returned he committed the
crimes. Boehmer has been captured. ,
The News Aroused Enthusiasm In Peru.
Lima, Peru, April 8. It was gener
ally known here that the United
States House of Representatives was
to take the vote yesterday which
would finally decide the attitude of
Congress on the question of Cuban bel
ligerency. This vote was viewed with
the greatest interest, and the result
was promptly bulletined. When the
news appeared the greatest enthus
iasm was manifested by the people
over the House's action, and sympathy
with the Cubans was very generally
In a Receiver's Hands.
Chillicothb, Mo., April 8. Judge
JJroaddus, on application of the bond
holders and other creditors , of the
Excelsior Springs railroad, nine miles
in length, appointed H. N. Garland
and C. A. Braley of Kansas City re
ceivers of the road. The road has de
faulted its interest and there are
judgments against it for right-of-way.
It taps the Wabash road at the Mis
To Expel Missionaries.
London. April 8. The Daily News
and the Chronicle have a report from
Constantinople said to be on the best
authority, that an imperial irade has
decreed the wholesale expulsion of all
Christian missionaries from Armenia,
who are mainly French Catholics and
American Protestants. It is still pos
sible, says the report, by immediate
pressure, to prevent the execution of
the decree, but no time is to be lost
Wichita Reporter Thrashed.
Wichita, Kan., April 8. -District
Clerk Newt Bridgeman took offense at
an article in lust evening's Beacon,
which stated that he had been making
the rounds of the saloons with Chief
Burt and instructing the whisky men
to vote the Republican ticket He
sought out Ed Cochrane, the reporter
who he believed wrote the article and
administered a sound thrashing.
Robbed and Left For Dead.
Wicaita, Kan., April . Thomas
Sparr was found in an insensible con
dition in one of the public streets here
early last night and it is expected that
he cannot recover. He was badly
beaten about the head and robbed of
all his money He was employed by
the Dold Packing company and had
been paid off.
Booth and His Sister Meet.
New York, April 3. tallington
Booth, and his sister, Mrs. Booth
Tucker, had a protracted conference,
which lasted from 1'J o'clock Sunday
night, until 4:30 yesterday morning.
Ballington declined most positively to
be reconciled to his father. ,
Republicans Win at Kinsley, K&n
Kinsley, Kan., April 8. At tb!f city
election here it was a straight Repub
lican ticket against a citizen's ticket.
It was a party fight and many ladies
voted. The Repub'icans elected the
mayor and three out of five council
men. The Missouri Rising Rapidly.
St. Joseph, Mo., April 8. The Mis
souri river has risen nine feet in twenty-four
hours at this place and is still
rising. So far, very little damage has
fThore was no business transacted yesterday
on tho Kansas Ci'y and Chicago grain ex
changes because of the elections
Kansas Cm. Mo.. April 8 OattU Ro
ceipts. 5,670; ca Tiu, 51); shipped yesterday, 8 8
oattlo; no calves. The market opened about
stea ly and close 1 weak on the heavy grades.
Dressed Deef and export steers $.'.75 '44.05
Texas and Indiau steers $$.00 43.60
Cows and heifers $1. 0i i0
Calves $i.50 18OJ
Hogs Receipts, 9,153; shipped yestorday,
1,61. Markot opened strong aud closed weak.
The top sale was $3.70 and the bulk of sales
from $3.55 to $3 05
Sheep Receipts, 8,W8; shipped yesterday,
1,50 i, The markot was 5 to li' cents lower.
The following are representative sales :
238 N. M. yr., Sri 3 iW
148 lambs, 81 ...4 90
t 5 lambs, 05 3 90
96 Kan lambs, 80 90
1 sheep, 13J 1 75
1 sheep, 116 2 W
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