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IT MAY BE MORTON.
NEW YORK REPUBLICANS
START HIS BOOM.
The Resolution to ThU Effect Adopted by
Acclamation and Amid Great Applause
Kx-Senator Piatt Receives an Ovation
fJSABATOQA, N. Y. Sept l8.-At 12:20
o'clock 8enator Piatt entered the Re
publican hall and men stood on
the seats and cheered vociferously
while the band played "Hail to the
Ohief." Ten minutes later Charles W.
Backet of the state committee rapped
for order and Dr. Carey of the Episco-
Sal church offered prHjer. praising
od for patriotism, which he termed
the "foundation of true politics and
therefore of the nation."
After the roll was called for substi
tutes only Charles O. Sherman of On
ondaga was made temporary chairman.
George V. Bowen of New York in
troduced a resolution indorsing the
administration of Governor Levi P.
Morton, and expressing tho hope that
his name might be presented to the
national Republican convention of
18'JO as the choice of the Republican
representatives of tho Empire state for
first place on the presidential ticket.
The resolution was adopted by accla
mation amid great applause.
The committee on contested seats
decided to seat Congressman Maho
ney'a delegation in the first Erie dis
trict. An informal meeting of the
Erie county delegation was at onco
held and it was determined that the
entire delegation would bolt the con
vention if such , action was taken.
Comptroller Roberts also announced
that he would withdraw his name us a
candidate and -would thus break the
NO CUBAN RECOGNITION.
The United Mute I'nllUely to Take Any
Positive Art Ion at I'resont.
Washington, Sept. 18. Save vague
newspaper report, nothing is known
bt the state department of the inten
tion of any of the governments of the
American republics to recognize the
belligerency of the Cuban revolution
ists, and it is quite certain that no
formal application for such recogni
tion by the United Mates has been
raadc. It Is not perceived here how
the insurgents can reap any substan
tial advantages at this time for such
recognition. Tho only comfort that
they would derive would be from tho
moral effect of an assent by an inde
pendent power to the proposition that
they had assumed statehood.
As far as the United States is con
cerned, it took such a pronounced stand
in the case of the late Brazilian insur
rection that it could scarcely recog
nize the insurgents in the case of
Cuba at present without a complete
revcrsul of its position. It 1ms held
that, to cntitlo them to recognition, iu-
urgents must setup a seat of govern
ment and maintain it; that they must
Issue money, and must possess a navy
to make effectual any blockade they
wish to establish in short, that they
must have an actual defacto govern
ment. The state department is not in
formed that any of these requirements
have been met by the Cubans.
HORNBLOWER WILL GET IT
To lie Appointed to the Supreme Itenrb
and Hill Will Not Oppose llliru
Washington, Sept. 18. Doubt no
longer exists here of the correctness
cf the Information that Mr. Horn-
blower Is to get a, scat upon tho su
preme beuch. It is settled that Sen
ator Hill will not oppose his contiruia-
tion. and in all probability there will
be no opposition fiom any other
Bource. Senator Hill has modified his
views of Mr. Uornblower's fitness for
the supreme bench since Mr. Horn-
blower supported Hill for governor
last fall, it is said.
TEXAS PUGILISM CASE.
Attorney General Crane Argue Against
the Legality of Prize Fights.
Dallas, Tex., Sept. 18. Attorney
General Crane argued against prize
fights in Texas from 9 o'clock until
12:30 o'clock to-day. The court then
adjourned until 2 o'clock. Colonel W.
Ij. Crawford will answer. JVo one
hopes for an opinion from Chief Jus
tice Hurt earlier than lhursday or
Friday, although it may be rendered
Over Thirty Thousand People nn Hand
and Thousands on the Way.
ClIAtrANOoOA, Tenn.. Sept. !.
Everything is In readiness for the ded
ication of Chlckamauga battlefield as a
national park. The graud stand and
the great lUrntim tent are tip and the
crowd is already far larger than the
people of thla etty had tspected.
Already over 30,000 visitors are here
and every hour special trains are com
log in, adding thousauda.
Quintans tenl Maniac.
Cun soo, Sept, 1. .ti echo of the
recent investigation by the ndice In
this city fur evidence acuiusl II. II.
IIii'uk was heard yestcrduv, when
the papers In two Mill, each for I.1",-
(hhi ilaiiin.fi-. Mere tiled statist ttairf
rf Folic, lludcnacti and loev-tir
tlti Patrick. Ine complainants are
Patrick gumlsn an I hi wife, who for
hearty a mnth were be'.l by the pi
lu-ti n stistticion of . stin,f milll
knowledge cf the manner In which
t, no cf the alleged victims of Holme
Mti laaalrs IMvart e.
t l"itat., tab, Sept, ! - Mrs.
I.nftry II led tkc pipers In 4 mil for j
disoti.. t'frd at .akrMrt, Descr-t.-n
ant full ira l protlde are the
f roun ts ttfxtn whl. h a separation is
i.kr l, It is not lf.li-d that Mrs.
LanjMrja rutaiii will eofite-t the
!t. r .
A trttf uie IUk InssA.
I iimr, Ok , .Hept 1- Attachments
f'f l',VK) wert placed mi tl,e trM
Hate t .ii.it of Perry last night, and
twiUy It t"t (. rd H,0 ,lc.
p a'ifrefai almut Sl'lixvi, w.'e
lite (-sou t.n J si'd ta t'Usfd at vnly
ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE.
Survivors of the Gallant Body In Reunion
Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept 18. At last
night's session of the. Army of
the Tennessee reunion Colonel
Fred Grant outlined General Grants
plan of campaign ior closing
the war, and described the order in
which General Grant would have nar
rated the story In the second volume
of his memoirs had his life been reared.
Upon being appointed lieutenant gen
eral and assuming command. General
Grant had an interview with President
Lincoln, who wanted someone to take
the responsibility of action and call
tipon him for supplies, the president
pledging the lull powers oi xne govern
ment in rendering ull assistance possi
General Grant then planned move
ments for all of the armies to move at
once. He regarded the army of the
James as the left wing, the army of
the Potomac us the center, and the
troops operating under Sherman, of
which the army oi the lennessee was
a most important part, as the right
wing, all other troops being co-operative
columns. Uy continuously ham
mering against the confederate armies
he proposed to destroy both thorn and
their sources of supply.
Colonel Grant compared the move
ment of the Army of the Potomac to
that of Napoleon in the Russian cam
paign, while tiie plan in reference' to
t.h whole, armv resembled that adopt
ed by their allies in the campaign
against France tn li:-U. He outlined
how the Confederates had concentrated
their troops east of the Mississippi
into the armies of Lee and Johnston,
how General Grant placed himself
with the Army of the Potomac,
where the srreatest opposition was
expected, sent (Sherman against John
Stone, and Sheridan through the Shen
andoah valley. On May 4 the Army
of the Potomac moved, and on May
6 all were moving, liy May 11 the
Southern troops were forced to act en
tirely on the def ensive, and the Union
lines had been considerably advanced.
It was at the eud of the first week of
this campaign that General Grant
wrote: "I propose tofight it out on
this line if it takes all summer."
The second phase of the plan was to
keep the enemy within the besieged
cities Richmond, Petersburg and At
lantaand actively engage the outside
troops to drive all the smaller com
mands t the south, to devastate the
country from' wnich supplies were
drawn and to destroy those who gath
ered these supplies.
ALL POOR SHOTS.
. Man and Two , Women Fire Fruit
lessly at a Mlmiourl Deceiver.
Ckntbama, Mo., Sept. 18. When
the way freight from the west stopped
at the Wabash depot this morning
Shannon Jarman of Sturgeon stepped
out on the platform. Almost im
mediately two women and a man,
each armed with a revolver, rushed
from the car and becan firing a fusil
lade at him, but lie escaped without
Injury, after the three had been dis
armed by the sheriff, i ney were iur.
and Mrs. J. A. Crawford and daugh
ter, living near Sturgeon.
Miss Crawford charges mat last
March, while taking a buggy ride
with Jarman, he ruined her. Jarman
was arrested and placed under bonds,
and to-doy all went to Mexico, where
tho eau ariinnn nn in the circuit court
FATAL WEDDING FEAST.
John and Simon Hancock Mortally
Wounded at a llrldal Reception,
Colcmma, Ky., Sept. 18. John and
Simon Hancock, brothers, both of
whom have been desperate men, were
shot and mortally wounded last night
at the restdenco of Lane Hatfield, in
Green county. Jacob Hatfield, who is
a brother of Lane, had just been mar
ried and was giving a reception. Alter
the table was set the two Hancock
boys entered the house and got on the
table and kicked the refreshments all
over the room, whereupon the Hat-
fields, both of whom were armed,
drew their pistols and fired. Simon
was shot four times and John was uotn
shot and stabbed. They are not ex
pected to live.
Frabi-r Sees His Old Pastor.
Excelsior Springs. Mo., Sept. 19.
The Rev. Dr. J. H. V. Flock of this
city, Dr. Frakcr's pastor, has junt re
turned fium a visit to his former
church member now lodged in the Ray
county jail at Richmond. Dr. l'raker
at once recognized his former pastor
and talked freely with him concerning
his present tribulations. IK declared
that he was perfectly innocent of any
criminul intentions against tho insur
ance companies, that he hud never
prollted a ceut ly the transaction and
never expected to.
Too Hot for t ourts.
St. Josn'ii, Mo., Sept. 1. To-day
was one of the hottest of the season.
... . . . , i i i-
and Hie Heat was almost uin'ciirauie.
The mercury lingered near the IOC
mark, and the air was dry and parch
ing. Iloth brunches of the circuit
court opened yesterday, hut, aiiei
stun lii'g the heat for two day. It was
decided to adjourn until next mm'h.
Many peotilc have Ihcii uvercoiiie by
thrf heal, but no f-suniica have, oc
curred. The Mura as Nol I a. Nit,
Yaiiiuiv !'pt. 1 "NiithanW-l
Paige, one of the aM-iiut for An-
loiuo Mori Itt l c.utnt wu.cn hat
Jtlst been settled, hs protested t. til
stain depitrtnirnl against thliua!
Iiiweucetil li.eri t I'til It Is l
at ibe irMrtiif-nt that lite prc,.'i
w,;l not amount t ant tlnnK'
( ! KIIIM fcf a rvilfewmis.
tJUSif. Ill, N-p' 1 - IV. U eiinn
Andcr"!! Sidney. r'ior. liol and
t'antiy KiUrd Louis lal' Ul ulM.
lude was rv-it in.' arret! anil ttiste
(hrrals l-i aiU the oftterr. I ie bad
aerted In in in the
HrlilU it' iar r or
an tuU t n,l was a (... r
04 neifi". At Ine -i.r nrr s lij.oi. ,t
S .Itiev was .ni. ild frw.u al
Militia I. ..I I ! tbMl,
K w , -.Ha. c-l, I? t f tii,si A
lifos. te rnr"cd il Cl,, .l lit '!4
at tli siilt-a-iirv (r ip rt ttt !(
ROPE AROUND HIS NECK.
A Kansas Miscreant Ha rely Saved From
Osage Citv, Kan., Sept. 18. Louis
Thomas, a disreputable man, enticed
the 17-year-old imbecile daughter of
O. E. McElfresh from her home yes
terday and brutally assaulted her. Ha
Last night a large body of men
gathered at the jail. The mayor tried
to persuade them to disperse, but they
picked him up and carried him away.
For nearly four hours the officers
were kept busy guarding the entranca
to the cell. When the electric lights
were turned off at 12:45 o'clock this
morning, the crowd surrounding the
city hall numbered about 300 men. At
12:.')S six men approached Night Watch
Ogren who was guarding the rear en
trance and demanded the keys. Ogren
had hidden them but the men over
powered and searched him. Failing
to secure the keys they seized the
fire axes, battered down the wooden
door and rushed into the corridor.
Using the same axes they broke the
lock, opened the cell and, placing a
rope around Thomas's neck, pulled
him out of the building and hurried
down Main street to Third and then to
Safford street, where the rope was
thrown over a telegraph pole.
While the crowd was waiting for the
rope to be properly placed,. City Mar
shal McMillan, followed by a band of
deputies, cautiously worked their way
close to the prisoner, and before the
would-be lynchers realized their pres
ence the rope was cut from Thomas'
neck and prisoner and rescuing party
backed from the crowd.
McMillan conducted Thomas to a
place of safety and by l:.'t0 o'clock was
on the way by secluded roads to the
county jail at Lyndon.
The feeling runs very . high this
morning and very little doubt exists
about a repetition of last night's at
tempt at Lyndon.
The parents of the child report her
in a precarious condition.
ENGINEER WILSON DEAD.
The Chief of the Missouri, Kansas A
Texna a Victim of Overwork.
Pahsonh, Kan., Sept 18. Colonel
Cary A. Wilson, chief engineer of the
Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad,
died at noun to-day at New York,
where he had gone two weeks ago for
rest and recreation. His death is a
surprise, although he has been in poor
health due to overwork.
Previous to May, 1888, Mr. Wilson
was chief engineer of the Mobile &
Jlirniingbam railway of Mobile, Ala.
lie was appointed chief engineer of
the Last Tennessee, Viririnia &
leorgia railway, with headquarters at
New York city, and held that position
until August 1, 1892, when he associated
himself with the "Katy."
HORSE THIEVES HANGED.
Vigilantes In the Seminole Reservation
Punish a Negro and a White Man.
GmiitiE, Okla., Sept. 18. Men from
Erlboro report the finding In the Sum
inole reservation east of there of a
white man and a negro hanging to
trees with the label: "Horse thieves,
duly tried and convicted.
' -.. -e numbers of horses have been
sto.en in that section and it is pre
sumed the farmers determined to stop
it in tins way.
Tarsney on Missouri Politics.
Kansas Citv. Mo., Sept. 18. In an
Interview Congressman John C. Tars
ney of this district, strongly upholds
l'resident Cleveland's financial policy,
predicts that the silver men will cap
ture the next Democratic state con
vention: that the delegates to nomi
nate a presidential candidate will be
instructed to vote against any man of
the sound money faction, and that tho
state will be carried by the Kepubli-
Charged With Corruption,
Larned, Kan., Sept. 17. Populist
County Attorney A. T. Casey and his
deputy, H. B. Flaherty, have been
compelled to resign because of charges
of corruption in omce, vvnicn were to
day filed m the district court. Ihey
are charred with collecting illegal
fees and admit their guilt- by submit
ting a proposition to refund the sev
eral amounts collected. ine resigna
tions have created a jm-at deal of
Governor Stone I liable to Attend.
Jkffeusox Citv, Ma, Sept. 18 (iov
ernor Stone, on account of a press o
business matters on his desk in the
executive ofllce, will not go to Chat
tauooga to attend the ceremonies at
tendant upon the opening of the na
tional park on the famous battlenvld
Missouri will be represented bv Hi
commissioners. Colonel Hi I'.ledsoe am
Captain Grubb and Adjutant General
Claim to Have Found llllmon.
Toikka. Kan., Sept. 17. C. M
Fuulks and f. W. Rj us, Sunta Fe claim
agents, claim t' hnve discovered tl
whereabouts of John W. Iliimon. It
is auid they have made a proposition
to the Iumi ranee companies to give him
up for Slu.'ix'- The attorneys for the
companies iy thr-y il.i not want Hit
inon; that they cuu in their cso
without bringing him into cmirl.
A !lf t otev Slovenient I'riiwUed.
I'ih trrilo. Malto. Sept. : ' tien
rial" be 1) of Iiniutrut army f.nue
spoke here on the slr.t t 1-r-t n ght for
j two hours, lie rev,eed the tive.
laud hardships "f toscts tity U',
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MONUMENTS AT CHICKA
Michigan, Wisconsin. Ohio and Indiana
Present Their Tribute to the Men Who
Fought for the North to the National
Chattasooga, Tenn., Sept. 19. At
arly dawn the tens of thousands of
people in this region, natives and vis
itors, began to prepare for the first of
the battlefield festivities, and by sun
rise hundreds were on the streets,
while before 8 o'clock every thorough
fare in the city was thronged. Some
of the conservatives say that there
are not over 50,')0l) strangers here, but
others place the number at 100,000 or
more- The people began to move
towards Chickamauga early, and until
trains and electric cars were jammed,
but there were no blockades.
1 he first event of the day was tho
dedication of the Michigan . state mon
uments at Snodgrass Hill, a point at
which there was probably more hard
lighting during the battle than on any
part of the field. Governor John T.
Rich, with his staff and the members
of the park commission arrived at the
hill a few minutes after 9 o clock.
Chairman C. E. Jieiknap, president of
the Michigan commission, in a brief
speech in which he told of the work
done by the commissioner, called the
assemblage to order and then intro
duced (iovernor Rich, who spoke
brleflv of the Michigan troops. Col
onel Henry M. Duffield of Dei roit re
sponded. When he had nmshed there
was music by a military band, alter
which the benediction was said.
The monuments of Wisconsin were
turned over to the government ut 11
o'clock. The exercises were presided
over by Colonel W. W. V at kins, clistir-
man oi the state commission.
The veterans of Ohio took possession
of Snodgrass Hill as soon as those
from Michigan had finished. General
John Heatty, president of the Ohio
commission, presided, and nisnop
Joyce invoked the blessing. 1-ollow-
ng the prayer Oeneral diaries U.
Grosvenor addressed the gathering.
Short addresses were then made by
ex-Governor Campbell and others, and
Governor McKinley then tranifeired
them to the national government.
The Illinois monuments were dedi
cated on the site where Widow Glenn's
house stood during the battle, a few
hundred yards southeast of the fam
ous "bloody pond." It was 2 o'clock
when Governor Altgeld aud ins party
arrived. Several thousand people,
principally from Illinois or those who
had served In Illinois regiments, were
there to witness the ceremonies.
The exercises attendant upon the
transfer of the Indiana monuments to
the government took place at Lyttle
Ilill, as the ridge south oi tne uyer
house is called, in memory of General
Lyttle, who was killed there, uen
eral M. C. Hunter was master of cere
monies. The exercises were opened
by praj-er by the Rev. Dr. Lucas at 2
o'clock. D. 11. McConnell made the
address, turning the monuments over
to Governor Claude Matthews, who re
sponded fittingly. General Lew Wal
lace and Colonel 1. IS. Walker com-mander-iu-iihlef
of the G. A. R., spoke.
The exercises were concluded with a
salute fired by the regiments of the
Indiana militia that were present.
The Army of the Cumberland held
the first bession of Us reunion at the
court house at 9 o'clock. General
James Morgan of Illinois, the first vice
president, presided in the absence of
tho president, General W. S. Rose
crans. It was purely a business ses
sion, the work consisting of hearing
the reports of the officers and commit
tees. NEW YORK REPUBLICANS.
Name a State Ticket for the November
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 19. Tho
state Republican convention closed its
session last night after following very
closely tho work mapped out by its
leaders. It named this ticket for pre
sentation to the people of tho state in
November next: For secretary of state,
John Palmer of Albany; comptroller,
James E, Roberts of Erie; state treas
urer, A. K. Colvin of Warren; state en"
gineer, C. W. Adams of Oneida: attor
ney general, F. Tl Hancock of Onon
daga; judge of the court of appeals,
Colonel Ora E. Martin.
The platform demands the enforce
ment of the Sunday liquor law and
preservation of the Sabbath. It scores
the Democratic mlministratiou for
failing to defend the rights of Ameri
can citizens resident or traveling in
foreign countries aud for permitting
foreign countries to encroach on the
Western Hemisphere. The tiiiT and
the handling of the deficiency iu".
lion by the Isst Democratic congress
received condemnation. A sound und
ktaplo currency, giving the people a
Joilar's worth fur n do.irt-. is indorsed.
WANTS TO come home.
XShy James It. Ilmmlto .l lias lr llet In
H-ln the Swiss YlinUtr).
I ii.t i ill A. M., ept. Professor
CurUiid C. Ilrimdai-ad. whu occupies
the chair of (colony in the Mute mil
rcrs.tv. ha reeeUed a letter frmtt his
I r 'lhrj, .Umes t. r.rsot!icu.l. United
Maios minister l Sw It . rland. In
e hu-h he wro'e from Heme August
j that he hud -'iit h reV.gniitloii to tie
i prvs .lent t trse fe. I .Noteuil er 7,
' -it which date he would sad for home,
III td he In I ! '! this .e iv he
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to. ii.l hie lai M'ns at limi.e. Lis
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The Great Southern Fulr Formally Opened
Great Crowrts Attend.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 19. The open
ing day of the Cotton States and In
ternational exposition dawned height
and clear. During the night the fin
ishing touches had been put on a num
ber of the buildings and every effort
had been made to get the grounds in
good shape for the opening. From the
top of the forty-seven flag-staffs on the
buildings around the grounds floated
penants and flags of all nations, and
the doors of the buildings which had
been closed for several days were all
thrown open. In the interior of the
buildings over nine-tenths of the ex
hibits were complete and neatly ap
pareled attendants stood at each
As the day grew older the crowds
that had been admitteed to the
grounds gathered around the gates
and anxiously awaited the appearance
of the military aud the directors.
Down town preparations began early
for the parade to the grounds, and the
uniforms of United States regulars
and visiting and local militia lent a
martial tone, to the multitudes. The
city was a mass of bunting and wav
ing decorations and flying flags.
At noon every steam whistle in the
city broke forth into a noisy chorus,
the crowds in the streets cheered and
the festivities of the opening day were
fairly begun. At 1 o'clock the pro-ce-sion
under the command of Colonel
W. L. Kellogg of the United States
army, began to move. In the line
were the Fifth regiment U. S. .A., the
Washington artillery, New Orleans
crack company, commanded by Colonel
John H. Richardson, the Fifth regi
ment of Georgia volunteers and vari
ous visiting state troops, making twenty-live
troops in all. Five bands, in
eluding Giiinore's famous organization,
furnished the music.
Vice President William Hemphill, as
mauler or ceremonies, presented
ii hop Cleveland Kiulock Nelson, who
offered the opening prayer, after
which Colonel Albert Howell read the
exposition ode, written by Frank L.
Then Mr. Hemphill introduced Pres
ident Collier, who delivered the open
ing address. He was followed by Mrs.
Joseph Thompson, president of the
board of women managers, who spoke
in behalf of the women's department.
Hooker T.-Washington, the principal
of Tuskegee Nortnnl institute, then
delivered an address in belialf of the
negro department. Mayor King spoke
for the city and George K. Ilrown rep
resented (rovcrnor Atkinson, who was
prevented by ill health from speakin"
for the stale.
Th Machinery's Ntart Delayed.
Ili z.AiiDs Rav, Ma-s., Sept. l'j. The
chief executive of the nation late this
afternoon is expected to press the
electric button and start the machin
ery of the great Cotton States and
International exposition at Atlanta.
As originally planned this action
should have taken place at noon, but
owing to a delay in the adjustment of
the Southern end of the w ire connect
ing the Western Union main line with
machinery hall the button will not be
pressed until 5:30 o'clock.
In the reception room of the resi
dence, a set of telegraph instruments
had been placed in posit'on and the
handsome electrical button, made es
pecially for the occasion, was con
nected. FLAMES IN INDIANAPOLIS.
Fire Ituildlngs In the Center of the Busi
ness Section Destroyed.
Ixdianapoi.18, Ind., Sept 19. AtC
o'clock this morning a fire broke out
on the third floor of the five story
stone and brick building occupied by
Eastman, Schleicher & Co. Notwith
standing hard fighting, the flames
soon snread to the four story stone
building of the Indiana National bank,
immediately eastThis was soon at the
mercy of the flames, which continued
to spread and soon the entire north
west corner of the square was id
flames. The Western Union building
caught fire. The furniture and china
store of Eastman, Schleicher & Uee
w as one of the largest in the country.
1 lie entire building and stock were
totally destroyed, and only the walls
remain standing. J he Indiana iiank
building is completely wrecked. The
four story brick occupied by the Pa
cific Express and the United States Ex
press companies, tho three story brick
occupied by George Man field, clothing
merchant nd Gooijjj Wiugerter, to
bacco dealer, were badly damaged.
The great vault in the Indiana Na
tional bank contains nearly S'.'.OUD.oitO
in cash. The flames destroyed every
thing around it. but the money is be
lieved to he s,ile.
CAN FIGHT IN TEXAS.
Ihe Law ABslii't I'rire I'iRhtliia Held to
Dallas, Texas. Sept. After two
days consumed in argument on the
IimIh-bs coi pus hearing cf. lease Clarke,
(-(urged with prize light ing. t hief Jus-
lice .1. M. Hurl, of tli" court of cnu.
itial ai'pciils, decidi d that the uct in
the peiiul cud,- tta-, wholly hutperulivtf
I he court said:
"It nun I th" tirt suggested t'
initUe pi ii" tl'htirnr a felony, I want
ed the state of Tevn to tnke an ad
vanced grouiui n the suhjeet which 1
rirurded as the most brutal f act
Ilut tiv private opinion has nothing to
do itli the law. I il l nut believe thai
under lh' pr.tVis!oit of oir statutes, or
lu w rlt settled rule of i-kh-i ruction.
ihi man has t.ola'ed a lav that has
lectt Until written, that he Is
wwsiM for il, and I shall tllsi'lui i
l.im I will k, ve mt reason lo rrart--
(tt W fit t(l,f
sil.tr llu'll I I alt.
I MU ''. fept, 1 1 -1 h free siltrr
fores o I the I lilted Mates will h
roo-.tUdaird and lieadriuarters will b
rstatiilslird In r (.eMriftl A J War
n.r will l-e i..rul. nl of the roii-. u i.
atv-l tir, and v-c etary t.dart It.
light if the Atmrivut lloueta, I la
union will tctt) a similar position in
I!, new IhsIj.
4rt4 tel tls tstrs
MtHi tiM. HI, "pi. 1' Mr, and
Mr Geurjfe I 'umi ', w ! were mar-s-
i setentr ii" tears U l.rht.,!
I lot- rmakat!e iitiiot r try ) ' r-is.
RECEIVER WILSON DEAD.
Attacked by Heart lMieaxe and Dies la
New York City.
New York, Sept. 19. Joseph C. Wil
son, one of the receivers of the Atchi
son, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad,
died of heart disease at the Holland
house to-day. He had risen late and
was dressing when he suddenly be
came unconscious and before the med
ical ail which was summoned could
arrive he was dead.
Mr. Wilson's two daughters, Elanor
and Mabel, who accompanied him to
this city, and the latter of whom was
to have become a student at Vassar
college, were at his bedside when he
died. It is thought that death was
due to overwork.
After the permit for the removal of
the body is granted, it will be taken
to Mr. Wilson's late home in Topeka,
Kan., where the burial will take place
(Jenerul Sorrow in Topeka.
Topkka, Kan., Sept. 1 . The an
nouncement of the death of Joseph C.
Wilson in New York caused a pro
found sensation in Topeka, where he
had lived since 1875. The community,
has not been so greatly shocked since
the death of United States Senator
Preston II. Plumb. The intelligence
was bulletined by the newspapers just
as the people were going to their din
ners, and the news quickly spread
throughout the city. Genuiue mourn
ing prevails in every household, for in
his death the city loses one of its most
popular and most public spirited citi
zens. Mr. Wilson left here Friday after
noon for Chicago and New V'ork, in
tending to placj one of his daughters
in Vassar college. His eldest daugh
ter, Elinor, accompanied them, intend
ing to return West with her father
J. C. Wilson was born of Quaker
Barents at Richmond, Wayne county,
ndiana, October 24, 1844. In October,
18t7, after an experience of mountain
and Pacific coast life, he moved to
Muscotah, Atchison county, Kansas,
where he became a successful stock
Mr. Wilson liked politics and was
twice elected a member of the legis
lature by the Republicans of his dis
trict In the fall of 187' he was chose a
a state senator, Atchison county at
that time being entitled to two mem
bers of the senate. His first session
as a senator w as in 187:1, made mem
orable by the downfall of United
States Senator Samuel C. Pomery
and the election of John J. ln-
galls. Mr. Wilson
Dr. Grimes, had
and his colleague,
been elected on
instructed to vote
the Pomeroy issue.
for Pomeroy 's re-election. They were
faithful to their trust, staying wita
their candidate in the caucus and vot
ing for him on the floor of the joint
convention until the day before Sena
tor A.' M. York's expose. Mr. V ilson
was chairman afterward of the board
of state commissioners appointed by
the legislature to investigate the state
In 1875 Mr. Wilson was made clerk
by Judge Foster of the United States
district court for the district of Kan
sas, which position he held until De
cember 23, lH'.i.t, when he was ap
pointed a receiver of the Atchison, lo
peka and Santa Fe.
THE CASHIER TOOK ALL.
rerry-g First State Bunk Ran for Three
Weeks Without Capital.
Pkrky, Ok., Sept. 19. Fred Gum,
who was the principal bookkeeper of
the first state bank which closed yes
terday, and acted as cashier during
the absence of Cashier Farrar, was
brought here from Pawnee at noon
to-day. He declares that when Farrar
left here August L'3 he drew out all the
capital stock, which was only $1,000, ,
and from August 1'3 to yesterday the',
bank did not have one cent capital. 1
Farrar telegraphed here yesterday
that he resigned the cashiership Au
gust 10, but he issued drafts as cashier
up to Angust L'H.
.1. V. N. Gregory, whose name ap
pears as president, and H. II. Hartley,
whose name appears as director, claim
that Farrar used their names without
authority and say that neither has
cent of stock.
CHICAGO FACTIONS FIGHT.
A Republican "Harmony" Meeting Marked
by Many Scraps.
CntCAOO, Sept. Hi. A meeting of
the Republicau county eentral com
mittee was held at the Great Northern
hotel last night for the purpose of
choosing a chairman. For sometime
there had leen friclon between the
politicians supporting the administra
tion of Mayor Sw ift and others against
rum uiiii, nn luruisi o me .
ehoosinir the chairman, it was intend-
oi I that the factions should 'Vet to
gether in harmony, l nere were
1 '..l.t t..'tt,n,it ti 1, ,, itj. t-
liroken neaas unit iomiv nusc, au
t lie nieeiinif iji-fii-ibui "
. , 11 ,...!..
lcd hy the wil'le.t disorder I lie
inieting tiitullv adjourned without ac
ci'ttipliOiiiig an thing.
A TORNADO IN MICHIGAN.
ia I Ui rMirtetl I ih anil (.real
llemaf ! at tsrluii. I'oinls.
DaiaoiT, Midi , Sept. I''. Specials
report that a tornado passed over a
Mrl!H! of the state last nlhl. Port
Austin rrorts the heaviest storm rter
known there. ( oiuletall' dauinst
was done to hiiililinifs and three Uvea
are said t hute ti.en ol by the cob
tjieo(ations tit ll iine Lot u.li p.
Nar Kind tn rhiidri it of liu lotnl
Tilt were kl'bd bv falling tiuiheta
tlld three others ll()lir"i
Alius. . "-tl in 'llie liiird
I i , e.si in of the tierniHn (alio. lie
s.s- 'y c niriill i re. ,i ie. that, in
spite (if the le'iioio.tKttioi.s ak'anisl
t ttlioUcs iii tlui tomiiry, H,, v have a
Hiflit Ik fmdi'tn of lloi iUi III rehjf
o, s iwsiu r. I h . r. v In , IKst tt
Is the duty ft the al! s L srlid
thi-tf hlldrt II ! the t a'l.o.ic s lout.
A iihIuu ts ad'ii. , ntisn iu..nt
11. at the sunt of : ' i ) svitt I i ,i
Mkr - t-..,l I I ,i..M-nl' .J to
p. jw I e Mil, loathe, vt,tli a re-
I ll'St Holt III lo h f t'lo I illflf his
L e. fc i ll Iff -. in (.,t ad ll
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