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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF
4. C. HOSMER, Publisher.
Colonel Geokge L. Pekkixs, of Nor
wich, Conn., who is ninety-six years old,
said in a recent interview: "I have
buried six family physicians, and still
At a not near Canton on March 27,
three thousand Chinese declared against
the present dynasty, and demanded the
rc-establishment of the Ming or pure
The fishing tugs Sullivan and Bird
lifted seven thousand pounds of white
fish the other day, near St. Joseph,
Mich. Two other tugs lifted nearly
three thousand pounds, which makes
much the largest lift of the season.
The date for the National "Wool
Growers1 Association at Chicago has
been changed from May 7 to May 19,
in order that delegates may be present
and participate in the proceedings of
the National Industrial Congress, which
will be held at Chicago May 21.
According to Comptroller Grant's
monthly report the total funded debt
of New York, as represented in bonds
and stocks, on March 31, 1884, amounted
to 92,9G0,31G.59. This was a decrease
for the month of $210,101.89, but an
increase of $414,290.71 since Dec. 31,
A statement, prepared at the General
Land Office, shows the number of acres
of public lands patented to the settlers
under the homestead laws for the six
months ended December 31, 1SS3, ex
ceeded by 267,227 acres of the number
of acres patented the corresponding
period of 1882. Receipts of cash sales
for the same period exceeded those of
Otto Millek, of Woodhavcn. Long
Island, who is the defendant in a breach
of promise s.iit preferred by Caroline
Lion, gives a very unique excuse for
not performing his part of the ceremo
nies. Miller claims that Miss Lion is
only twenty-nine years old, whereas she
told him she was thirtv-iiinc, and being
a middle-aged man, he did not want
to niarry one so young.
The school teachers of Prance num
ber 81,000, and no fewer than 48,043 of
them receive salaries below $200 a year.
Salaries ranging 'from $200 to $200 are
paid to 22,355 teachers; from $200 to
$320 to5,9G9 teachers; from $320 to$3S0
to 2,200; from $380 to $140 to 1,304:
from $440 to $520 to 7SC, and only 579
teachers receive above $520. Of the
48.042 teachers, 10,058 do not receive
more than $130 a vear.
' In a suit in the Supreme Court, Brook
lyn, the other day, Jane M. Sitnms re
covered six hundred dollars from .he
New York Dental College. She asserted
that she employed the defendants to fix
her teeth, and they advised her to have
two front teeth placed on pivots. She
alleges that the operation was done in
such an unskillful manner that the in
stalment was broken in a side tooth,
which she had to have extracted by
another dentist. The extractor of the
tooth testified that lie found a piece of
the broken instrument in the roof of the
Accokding to the Annates tic Slatis
tiquc there were on the 1st of January,
1S83, 1,378 newspapers and periodicals
published in Italy. Rome published
200, Milan 141, and Naples 120. There
were 159 daily papers, 539 weekly ones,
and 258 monthly magazines. There
were no less than 207 seientiiic periodi
cals. The oldest journal in Italy is the
Gazdta di (Jcnoru, which dates from
1797. The astonishing number of 333
new periodical publications of various
kinds made their first appearance dur
ing 1882, and 31 were started on the
first dav of 1883.
Joel Bkyax, an American citizen,
who had been in confinement at Vic
toria, Mexico, broke jail, and is supposed
now to be on the Texas side. Several
months ago he and another American
were pursued by Mexican soldiery
under command of Captain Foster.
The two Americans resisted arrest, and
in the affray Foster was shot and killed.
Bryan was captured, but his companion
escaped. The case reached considera
ble notoriety. The facts were brought
before the State Department at Wash
ington and a lawyer was employed by
the United States Government to defend
Excessive smoking of cigarettes was
shown to have made a raving madman
of a promising young man. Judge
Pendergast, in the County Court at Chi
cago, listened to the testimony. Na
than Rogalsky, a very emaciated He
brew clerk of twenty-two, was the luna
tic, and the evidence proved that he had
been in the habit of smoking daily three
or four bunches, or sixty to eighty
cigarettes, of the noxious weed. For
two weeks past he had shown un
mistakable signs of insanity. The jury
found him insane, and added thai
nervous debility caused by excessive
jmoking was the cause. Rogalsky't
friends will pay the expenses oT hii
keeping in a lunatia asylum.
fHE WORLD'S DOINGS
A Summary of the Daily News.
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
The Chair laid before the Senate on the
Slst a communication from the Attorney Gen
jral statins' that there had been neither neg
lect nor refusal to furnish information con
jerniiiff the star route attorney, but his force
was too small to supply promptly the volum
inous papers culled lor by the Senate. Mr.
Miller, of New York, reported favorably the
bill to provide for the establishment of a for
tst reservation at the head waters of the Mis
souri Hiver and at the.head waters of Clark's
Fork of the Columbus Itiver In the House,
Mr. Hardeman, Irom the Committee on Ex
penditutes in the State Department, re
ported back a resolution calling: on
the Secretary of State lor infor
mation and copies of correspondence
relative to the occupancy of the consular
premises at Shanghai, China. Adopted. Mr.
Beach, from the Committee on Public Health,
reported back a resolution directing that
fommittee to investiKato the question of
adulteration of food anddrujfs. Mr. Cox, of
Now York, moved to lay the resolution on the
table. The motion was lost: yeas, 114; nays,
1-1; and then, on motion of Mr. Cox, the reso
lution was recommitted: yeas, 117; nays, 110
Itobcrt Smalls, of South Carolina, appeared
before the bar of the House and took the oath
nf ofliee as Representative to succeed the late
E. M. Maekey. Adjourned.
In tho Senate, on the 1st, Mr. Morgan
presented a memorial from William Webster,
sn American citizen, praying the aid of Con
zrvss to secure him in the riirht ownership to
joO.OOO acre of land in New Zealand, which he
claim he bought from the native chiefs be
fore the dritisii Government had any rights
of possession to that country, but his right to
which was rejected. Mr. Maxey, from the
Committee on Military AtTairs reporied favor
ably a bill to authorize the Secretary of War
to ascertain the expenses incurred by the Ter
ritorial authorities and the people or Idaho
in the suppression of Indian hostilities in 1S77
and ISTs, known :ifi the liannock and Xez
Pertcs outbreak. The bill introduced by Mr.
I'Mmunds and teported favorably irom the
Committee on Naval Affairs for the relief of
Jeannette survivors was passed. The Chair
laid before the Senate the Educational bill.
After debate the Senate adjourned In the
House. Mr. Tucker, from the Committee on
Judiciary, introduced a bill to amend natural
ization laws: also, ns a substitute for a num
ber oi bills to dellne and supplement the act
re-establishing the Court of Commissioners of
Alabama Claims, and for the distribution of
the Geneva award. The House resumed
the consideration of the trade dollar
bill, ami was addressed by Mr. Pusey In
its support. A long debute followed, when
Mr. IJIaud moved to strike out the fourth sec
tion, which provides that trade dollars rc
coincd into standard dollar.- shall be deducted
from the amount of bullion required to bo
coined by the remonetization act. Agreed to
yeas. i:il: nays. 118. The bill then passed
yeas. liiS; nays, 4t5.
Tun Chair laid before the Senate, on the
M, the credentials of Henry II. Payne, Senator
elect from Ohio. These credentials were trans
mitted, owing to the informality in the cre
dentials when tirst presented. Various bills
relating to claims were considered. The Edu
cation bill was further discussed, and alter
executive session the Senate adjourned In
the Hoilse Mr. Dorsheiiner presented a memo
rial of the bondholders of the Northern Pacitle
Railroad Company, praying to be heard be
fore the Committee on Public Lauds on -the
lull, declaring the forfeiture of land granted,
and asking Congress to protect their inter
ests. Referred. The House went into Com
mittee or the Whole on the Indian Appropria
tion hill. A recess was then taken ior the
purpose of giving u reception to General
Grant. When the House reassembled the
Speaker laid before it n message from the
President recommending un appropriation
for the protection of levees on the lower
In the Senate, on the 01, petitions and
memorials were introduced and referred. A
number of unimportant bills were referred to
committees, and reports were received. A
resolution was agreed to Instructing the Com
mittee on Library to inquire into the expe
diencvof )urnhaiiig from the Lewis family
lor the I nited States the sword worn by
Washington on the occasion of resigning his
commission to Congress. The Senate then
took up the Education bill, and debated it
until adjournment In the House, a joint
resolution passe 1 authorizing the Secre
tary of War to loan Hags and bunting to
the Mayor of Richmond. Va., to be used
at the lair in that city in uid for the home for
disabled Confederate soldiers. Mr. George, of
iregoii, f rom the Committee on Indian Af
fairs, teported back u resolution which was
adopted, authorizing the Secretary of the In
terior to make an examination into the
massacre of Dr. Marcus Whitinore and others
in Oregon in 1547. The Indian Appropriation
bill was lurther discussed, and a ruling of tho
Speaker on the preceding day sustained by
114 to 14. After concluding the consideration
of forty-six of fifty-two pages of the bill the
committee rose and the House adiourned.
Is l ho Senate, on the 4th, Mr. Vest re
ported a bill favorably from the Committee
on Territories to authorize the appointment
of a commission by the President to run and
mark the boundery lines between a portion of
the Indian Territory and Texas, in connec
tion with a similar commission appointed by
the State of Texas. Mr. Jones submitted a
joint resolution which was referred to the
Commitce on Improvements of the Missis
sippi River, making an appropriation of
$HM)(io for the protection of existing levees
in the Lower Mississippi. The Education bill
was then taken up and discussed until ad
journment In the House. Mr. Andeism,
irom me committee on riimie i.itnus re-
ported a bid to provide for the adjustment of '
land grants made by Congress to aid in the ;
construction ol railroads within the State of '
Kansis. The Hou.ce went into Committee of
the Whole on the Indian Appropriation bill.
Consideration of the bill having been con
cluded, the committee rose and thebill passed.
The House went into Committee of the Whole
on the private calendar. The committee re
mained in session a long time considering the
bill to relieve certain soldiers of the late war
from the charge of desertion, but no tinui ac
tion was arrived ut.
POLITICAL AND I'EKSOXAL.
Senator MAHONEwas taken seriously ill
on tho 1st at Washington with a rigor, and
was so sick that no one was allowed to see
him. His friends were much alarmed at
Herbert Spencer's health is failing,
and he has been advised to take a long trip
abroad. He will go to Australia ami New
General Grant visited the House of
Representatives on the 2nd an.i a recess of
fifteen minutes was taken in his honor. Ho
held an informal reception during tho
General J. B. Gordon, formerly United
States Senator from Georgia, states em
phatically that Samuel J. Tilden will
not be a candidate for the Presidency
under any circumstances.
At New York William Renncr, a jewe':er
in the Astor House, was robbed of S'IO.O'JO
by Joseph Rosenbaum, his clerk.
A colliery explosion occurred near
Cardiff, Wales, recently. Two men were
killed and seventeen others entombed.
The editor of a comic journal at Madrid
has been sentenced to eight years' itnpris
onment for publishing an offensive carica
ture of King Alfonso.
Carrie Swain, the actress, was granted
a divorce at St. Louis. Her husband failed
to appear and the divorce was granted by
The steamer Rebecca Evcringliam took
fire on the Chattahoochio River, forty
miles below Columbus, Ga.t early in tho
morning of the .Id. The vessel was loaded
with cotton and burned with amazing rap
idity. Seven or eight persons were burned
o death. Many of those who escaped
were in their night clothes. The fire was
caused by a spark from the electric lamp.
Seven Austro-Polanders, looking lor
work, were struck by a backing engine at
Scranton, Pa., recently. Five were killed,
lino lost his arm and one was unhurt. Dis
membered head and limbs were scattered
over the road for many rods around.
Miss Goddard, an American, was
married in Paris to Prince Poniatwski.
The register was signed by Morton, the
United States Minister.
Five prisoners escaped from the jail at
Lexington, 6a., by knocking the jailer
down when he was giving them their
During tho last four years the Metho
dists of this country havo paid out for
religious publications G,453,000.
Perry Carill, convicted of the murder
of A. Bracknell at Bryan, Tex., has been
sentenced to be hanged May V.
The steamship Neptune arrived in St.
John, N. F., Thursday, with the largest
catch on record 11,500 seals, valued if.
$125,000, taken in twelve days.
A meeting of barbed wire manufac
turers, held in Chicago on the 3d, advanced
the price of wire ten per cent. This is tho
second advance within sixty days. An
advance of half a cent a pound was inatlo
at St. Louis recently.
The result of the late three day.-,' riot at
Cincinnati was fifty-ono killed and one
hundred and ninety-five wounded,.a mag
nificent court house in ruins, nearly all the
public records and a magnificent library
wiped out of existence and tome destruc
tion of private property. Tho city has
quieted down and troops gone home. A
bill passed the State Senate providing for
the maintenance of the aged mother of Cap
tain Desmond, who was killed at the head
of his company; also granting one hundred
and twenty days' pay at two dollars per
day to all State troops disabled by sickness
or otherwise during the riot.
The New York Daily Commercial JJullc
tine of April 4, gives the details of fires in
March, showing an aggregate of 58,10,000
destroyed during the month. Of, this
amount .fo.Oi'i.OOO was burned up in ten
fires. Tho January, February and March
fire record shows 7,2o'J,W0, being $3,000,
0"0 more than in the first three months of
1SS5, and at the rate of $109,000,000 for the
Twenty-five persons were injured in a
railroad accident on the Louisville & Nash
ville Itailroad at Belleville, 111., recently,
caused by tho traiu backing into an open
Henry S. Cntmcii, tho defaulting City
Chamberlain of Troy, N. Y., now in
custody, has returned to the authorities
$1.,000 of tho money stolen by him from
the Municipal Treasury. From whence the
money came is a mystery, as when arrested
Church had only $'-'A in his possession. It
was reported that some person who profited
by Church's speculations returned the
amount, fearing exposure.
TnE body found in the woods near At
lanta, Ga., the other diy, turned out to be
tho remains of Dr. Hugh Follaud, of Clif
ton, S. C. He was a hard drinker, and it
was supposed he had shot himself.
Theodore A. Perry, a traiu robbsr, was
arrested in Boston and sent to Chicago.
There was talk at Mahoning, Pa., ot
passing an ordinance prohibiting any Hun
garian from finding lodging there. A
dozen Hungarians, including a woman,
took quarters near the East Franklin col
liery and were willing to work at any
price. The miners notified the boss to give
them notice to leave the place. One even
ing recently, a lot of laborers and miners
made n raid on the place with shot guns
and revolvers. The Hungarians quickly
buckled on their cooking utensils and ran
down the mountain side and disappeared.
Miss Johnson, aged sixteen, living near
Forrest Park, N. Y., was murdered by her '
Business failures the past week were:
United States, ITS; Canada, 34; against -04
the previous week.
The steajnor Daniel Steintnann was
wrecked off Sambro Island near Halifax.
N. S., on the nightof tho 3d, during a heavy
sea und thick fog. Ic was an unaccount
able place for tho ship to bo in, Leingfull ol
shoals aud other dangers. Of one hundred
und forty persons on board, only the cap
tain, five of the crew and three passengers
were saved. Tho vessel was bound froir
Antwerp to Halifax ari New York.
A difficulty the other night at Vicks
Ourg, Miss., between David Maitin, a
cvatchmau, and Wnl'er Owens, colored
;onst.iLle, resulted in the killing of the
former and wounding of the latter.
"Jem" Ward, ati old pugilist, died re
cently in the Licensed Victunlers' Asylum,
The murder of Mrs. Swears at Story
Creek. Warren Coiintv. N. Y.. is still a
mystery. Miles Murray, son-in-law of the
murdered woman, has Leen released. Mrs.
Swears was not known to Lave an enemy.
In the Senate, on the .V.b, the House bill
inak:ng it n felony for any person to
fraudulently represdiithimself as an officer
nf the United States was passed. Tile
Education bi.l was further discussed, with
nil understanding that a vote would be
reached at the next meeting. The Speaker
laid before the House a communication
from the Attorney General directed to M.
Handall, suhmittingthe estimated deficien
ces in appropriations as follows: Fees ot
United States Attorney, 510,000; clerks ot
United Suites courts, (il,000; jurors, 00,
OOJ; witiies-ses, -00,00.); miscellaneous ex-p.-uses,
:)0,0C0, and fees of murshuls,
Ahout sixteen colored tie loaders were
injuie 1 and one was killed on the Kausas
Cit Memphis and Springfield Railroad,
near Spring City, recently.
W. II. Temps, a stone mason, late ot
Baltimore, was killed at New Albany,
Intl., by drunken roughs who struck him
whh brats knuckles.
The west-bound Texas Pacific passenger
was derailed four miles west of Baird,
Tex., on the ."ith. The baggage car aild
three coaches ran down a fourteen foot
embankment, makiug a fearful wreck.
Tweuty-five-persons were injured.
Emanuel Geibel, the celebrated Ger
man poet, is dead; aged sixty-eight.
A terriole explosion of powder occurred
the other morning at William Buery &
Co.'s powder niUl, Shamokiu, Pa. The
report was heard within a radius of twe
miles. The smoke and ashes shot up high
enough to be seen fifteen miles. .Houses
within a mile and a half were shaken and
windows broken. William Yocuin.
Superintendent, was burned beyond
recognition, but was still alive; the other
people escaped. Damage, $7,000.
The steamer Newcastlo City sailed from
Halifax, N. S., for Boston, recently. Dur
lug a thick fog she struck a shcal and
knocked several holes in her bottom. The
captain attempted to return to Halifax,
but the water psurcd into tho steamer sc
fast that it became necessary to beach her
in order to save the lives of tile passengers.
TnE inquiry into the loss of tho Jean
nette has been reopened at Washington.
A SPECIAL from St. Joseph, La., says the
Government relief is entirely inadequate.
Hot Springs, Ark., Intensely Excited Orer
The Reported Discovery of Gold.
Arac.YDKi.raiA. Ark., April 7. Reports
from Hot Springs County, coming from -the
neighborhood of Bismarck, relative to the
newly discovered gold fields in that vicinity
are of so exciting a nature as to have almost
crazed its inhabitant-;. During the last four
weeks the Little Kocfc papers have from
time lo time contained special telegrams
from that locality announcing that discov
eries of gold in fabulous quantities were
being made. It fa said that twenty gold
nuggets to a single pan of dust have been
obtained, and the amounts range from that
down. The people are wild with the gold
craze. II. Bigelow. an experienced
old miner, returned yesterday from
the camp. He located a claim for which
he says he would not take S2.",000. He
brings some really tine specimens. A new
town is laid off and buildings are going up.
Some of our wealthiest citi.ens are invest
ing heavily. Frank Spiva. un old California
miner, has ju.t arrived from the placer
mines, about fifteen miles southwest of this
city, and brines glowing accounts of the out
look there. He brought with him twenty
nuggets of gold, taken from a single pan of
earth. He reports some five hundred men
on the ground, rjid the crowd increasing.
There is a lack of food and shelter, but the
eager gold hunters do not stop work for
wind or weather. This new Arkansas
EI Dorado is situated five miles from
Bimarck, a post-otlice in the moun
tainous districts of Hot Springs County,
about midway between this city and the
famous Hot Springs, on the upper or West-
tern District road leading from this place to
that inter-alpine city. The distance from
this place to the alleged gold fields in ques
tion 'Ls alMiut fifteen miles in an airline. To
day a feverish excitement prevailed here
only equalled by that of 1S49, when the
California gold fever raged. Some twenty
live or thirty of our business men and others
left here to investigate in person the truth
or falsity of the rumor. A daily hack line
is established and will run regularly.
Little Hock, Akk., April 7. Language
cannot exaggerate the intense excitement
prevailing over the discover- of the gold
fields in Hot Springs County. The past two
days have witnessed the sale of one thous
and live hundred acres of laud in Hot
Springs County by the land deartmeiit of
the Iron Mountain Itailroad. ami the United
States and State Laud Offices in this
city are visited by many buyers.
The county in question, as well as
the neighboring comities of Garland,
Montgomery, Clark, Polk and others, are
very rugged and mountainous, and are of but
little value as agricultural land. The excite
ment over the discovery is bringing in hun
dreds of people, ami many tine nuggets of
gold are exhibited. A telegram from Ark
adelphia. the county seat of Clark County,
says that place is almost deiopuIated.
Thirty of the leading business men left
there in one morning for the gold field. The
field is not in Clark, as heretofore reported,
but in Hot Springs County, fifteen miles
THE WOOL GROWERS.
Meeting of Wool ( rowers at Kansas City
A Public Shearing.
Kansas City, April 4. Nearly twr
hundred gentlemen interested in Missouri
wool assembled at l.iverview Park, West
Kauris, yesterday morning to witness the
public shearing, under the auspices of the
Missouri Wool Growers' Association. After
the exhibition the association met at the
St. James Hotel, where speeches on this
inqiortant industry were delivered. The
following new members were admitted: 1?.
Stoner. Lee's Summit: P. I). Jewett. Inde
peiidenco; F. I). Phillips, J. S. Turner,
Plattsbnrg and L. L.-SciIer,of Osborne, Mo.
The election of officers resulted as follows:
President H. V. Pugsley, Plattsbnrg; Vice
President, (5. W. Wallace. Howard Countv;
Secretary. L. L. Seiler, O.sbom ; Treasurer,
X. H. Gentry, Sedalia. W. A. White,
of Plattburg, extended the association
an invitation to be present at the
fat stock show in this city on October ."0,
1S84. The Executive Board was instructed
to fix a place for the next meeting and an
nounce it by January 1. 185.1. Mr. W. A.
White, of Plattsbnrg. was nominated an
honorary member. An address was then
delivered by Mr. Lain Jewett, of Independ
ence, on the subject of merino and its grades
as wool and mutton sheep. He recognised
merinos as the sweetest mutton in tin
market, and that the fineness of the merinc
llcece is an indication of the fineness of the
fibre of its tloli.
Kansas City, April 5. The Missouri
Wool-Growers' Association finished it
labors here yesterday. Many papers were
read and a good time was had. The meet
ing adjourned subject to call of the execu
tive committee who are to name the timeand
place of the next meeting before January 1.
Several Men Injured on the Kanias City,
Springfield & Memphis Hail mad.
Si'kinofiki.I), April 7. A serious smash
up occurred on the Kansis City, Springfield
fc Memphis 1,'ailrond near Spring City, aboul
one hundred and fifty miles ea-t of this
place. For some cause or other while the
boarding train, carrying a force of some
sixteen tie loaders, all colored, was passing
around a curve, the three cars at the reai
end jumped the track and rolled down into
the creek, and nearly all the. hands were
more or less injured. The wounded
meu were brought to this city and
their wounds dressed by Surgeon
Horton, of the road and Dr. Clements of this
city. Davis, the foreman, of Macon City,
had a leg so badly shattered as to necessitate
amputation. Andy Gunstreet of this city,
suffered the loss of an arm. Both men will
.probably die. Green A. Rogers was
severely bruised on the taee and head and
Is in a "critical condition. Bert Bisk got a
foot badly mashed. AVill Gunier, the con
ductor, sustained internal injuries and his
brakesman received severe scalp wounds.
The cause of the casualty is supposed to
have, been a broken break-beam that became
detached from it fastenings.
Davis, one of the colored men who was iu
the suiashup on the Kansas City, Spring
field & Memphis Itailroad, died from the ef
fects ot his injuries. All the others are
doing as well as could le expected.
Rising Sex, Ixd., April 5. Two masked
men went to the house of John Smith, liv
ing in this vicinitjvlast night, beat him in
sensible and then ransacked the house for a
large sum of money which Smith
was reported to have secreted. Fail
ing to find the money they lit a fire and
swung Smith, who had recovered con
sciousness, back and forth over it in hopes
of making him disclose the hiding place ol
his treasure. This was continued until
Smith again became insensible when tin
robbers departed, thinking hint dead. A
neighbor found Smith horribly beaten and
burned1 this morning. A posse is in pursuit
of the villains and will lynch them i
A FEABFUL DISASTER.
The Steamer Dimiel Stelnrnann Wrecked
and Over One Hundred aud Thirty Ut
Halifax, April 5. The steamer Daniei
Stelnrnann, from Antwerp, for this ports
reported sunk off Sambro, about twenty
miles from this port. She struck during
Thursday night, and only nine men are so
far reported to have reached land, out of
one hundred and forty on board. Intelli
gence so far from the wreck of the steamer
Daniel Steintnann is very meager. It is said
that the Captain and five of the crew were
the only persons saved. The ship had
ninety passengers and thirty-four of
the crew. Twenty of the passen
gers were to land here, all Germans,
and seventy were for New lork. sue is
supposed to have struck on the Sisters off
Sambro, and shortly after sank. The mast
is now visible from the shore. Consider
able of the cargo was for here, the balance
was for New York. The owners have gone
to the wreck. The tugs which left here for
the scene of the wreck have returned with
out being able to reach the neighborhood
of the steamer, owing to rough sea. An
attempt will be made this morming to reach
the wreck if the weather moderates. The
Daniel Steintnann had five bulkheads.
Her engines were eighteen horse power.
Three passengers from the steamer Daniel
Stcinmanu were saved with the captain and
five of the crew, the names of whom were
not ascertained. They are on Sambro Light
Island, the only communication with which
Ls by signals, fn rough weather. The very
latest regarding the wrecked steamer,
Daniel Steiiunann, is that of a crew of thirty-
nine and captain and ninety passengers,
only nine reached the shore, the captain,
five of the crew and three passengers
These are still on Sambro Island,
or a short distance from mainland.
Owing to a heavy sea prevailing in
the neighborhood of the island the survivors
are not likely to reach the main land until
the sea becomes calmer. No particulars
can therefore be learned in regard to the
disaster at present. The Government
steamer Newfield left the city for the wreck,
but the fog was so thick that it was impossi
ble to reach the fatal spot, the Captain
considering it was not safe to launch the
surf boat ou account of the roughness of the
sea and imprudent to go nearer than five
miles of the wreck because erf the dense fog.
Another effort will be made by the Newfield
to reach tho spot where the unfor
tunate vessel was lost. Three steam tugs
also endeavored to make their way to the
sunken steamer, but were compelled to
turn back, being unable to get further than
Herring cave, some ten miles from the
wrecked ship. A wrecking schooner with
a well equipped crew of divers will leave
for the wreck to recover the bodies of the
drowned and whatever portion of the cargo
can be saved. A number of rejiorts are in
circulation in regard to what the ves
sel struck, the most plausible being she
must have struck on the White Horse
shoal, within a short distance of
Sambro Island. The exceeding roughness
of the sea will probably cause a rapid break
ing up of the wrecked vessel. The captain
of the Steiiunann. having only been in this
port three times, it may be he was unaware
of the dangerous coast aiound Sambro, orof
the awful peril he was in until too late to
avoid the disaster.
WHAT THE CONSIGNEES SAY.
New York. April 5. At the office of the
consignee, Flinch, Edge & Co., regarding the
loss of the steamer Daniel Steiiunann, it was
learned that they tints far only bad a brief
dispatch saying that the Daniel Steiiunann
had been lost oft Sambro, and that Captain
Schoonhaven and five of the crew had
Stork Men in Council.
Donoi: City, Kas., April 4. The West
ern Cattle Growers' Association began their
second annual meeting here jesterday, and
large numbers of stock men are here, rot
only from this section of country, but from
all parts of the Stati', while parties from
Kansas Citv who are interested either di
rectly or indirectly in the breeding and grow
of cattle, are aNo on the ground to see how
the business is done, and in some manner or
other assist iu shaping the business in hand.
The Association represents seventy
three cattle firms. owning in
the aggregate over :;00,000 head, valued
at Si 0,000,000. The meeting was called
to order by President .McCoy, who
extended a very hearty welcome to all,
and especially to the members of the
press. He thought action should be
taken tliat would eventuate in legislation
that would in some degree prevent the bar
barous handling of stock, esieeial!y the
practice of dogging cattle that had of
late become so notoriously common. He
thought also that in order that the cattle
men of this association might be better pro
tected from loss by cattle thieved there
should be some kind of a reorganization of
the legal frateniit- in that locality. The
following applicant were elected to mem
bership: C. C. Mills. R. IS. Clark. Charles E.
Bjgelow, C. E. Woodward, of the firm of
Steel Bros.. Woodward. Warren it Co.; R.
C. Bloomtield. of the Kansas Valley Land
and Cattle Company; T. I McCarty," Frank
Biggers, Charles is. Chamberlain J. II.
Mussett, T. J. Price. S. R. Tavlor. James I.
Given, C. J. Dixon, J. T. Wittick,
J. E. Biggs and Lees Summit Cattle
Company. A lengthy report of the
operations of the association was then read
and received, and a vote of thanks to the
executive committee was passed. Earl W.
Spencer retried on behalf of the nondnat
ing committee, their report nominating the
old officers: T. II. McCoy, President: Arthur
Gorhani, Vice President; F. IS. York, Treas
urer; O. M. FoIIett, Secretary, liie con
vention then went into the election, and the
old officers were unanimously re-elected. In
the afternoon John Threlkeld, AI Barton,
Tilghman and Brown and Frank Keudell
were elected members of the Association.
On motion the Executive Committee were
empowered to send a representative to the
National or State capital if at any time in
their judgment laws were likely to be en
acted detrimental to the interests of the
Doikik City, April 5. The second an
nual meeting of the Western Kansas Stock
Growers' Association, finished its business
and adjourned at twelve o'clock yesterday.
Delegates wen; elected to the Denver Asso
ciation and to the National Live Stock
Asssociation, to meet in St. Louis in Novem
ber. The ceremonies were conciuucc by
a grand ball and banquet, tendered to the
Tisitors by the ladies of Dodge.
War on Huuparlans.
Philadelmua, April 5. A dispatch
from Mahoning City says fifteen contractors,
who had old frame houses and stables rented
to from six to forty Hungarians each,
were arrested and fined various sums and
costs. There is talk of passing an ordi
nance prohibiting any Hungarian from find
ing lodging here. A dozen of Hungarians,
including a woman, took quarters near
the East Franklin colliery and were
willing to work at any price. The miners
notified the boss to give them notice to
leave the place. Thursday evening a lot of
laborers and miners made .a raid on the
place with shotguns and revolvers. The
Hungarians quickly buckled on the cooking
utensils aud disappeared-
HIGH PP.ICED LAWiEKS.
flow the People Pay for an Ailminlxtratlosk
of Justice That Bears No Fruit.
Washington, D. C, April 3.
George Bliss continued his tcstimoay
before the Springer Committee. He testi
fied that his relations with the Stir-route
cases formally ceased last week. Exam
ination was then proceeded with as fol
"What was your entire charge?"
"Fifty-nine thousand five hundred and
thirty-two dollars. Of this amount St,.S!.i
was for expenses. About S,000 is still
"Gibson says you got SloO a day.''
"That is not true. My bills covered
greater periods than he reckoned."
"How many men did you couvict"r'v
asked Reprcsentetive Fyan.
"Were they punished?' '
"Did you collect any money for
"No, sir; I have not gone into the
"Would you charge for Sunday?" Mr
"I think my bills will show tint I
charged for Sunday. I know I norkti,
"That is probably why you dbl net
succeed?" said Mr. Springer.
"Whose fault do you think it was t. itr
there was no conviction," ask-d .Mr
"I think it was the fault of the jury,'"
Continuing Mr. Bliss said: "I saj dis
tinctly I never charged more than ?li" a.
day, except possibly when the trial was
being conducted. I cousider it a niighn '
poor day in New York when I don't g !
$100. Dormau IS. Eaton said to me t!.
other day: 'They are finding fault uir
your fee. For years before I gao i.
practice in New York I did not think 1
leaving the city without charging SloO a.
The examination will be continued t j
A MAMA FOR SUICIDE.
A Day's Kccord of Sflf-Dt-struotion In Chi
cago l'ulsou, "Water ami llvmp a .-ti
Agent;, with Whiiky nivingtlie l.rnt-ral
Chicago, Ii.r. A; r 3
A local paper in its daily mor:,
has the following list of suicides all im-.
lcr a single heading. This eit is so
healthy that the only way to get out of it
is to move away or commit suicide, an"
of course all true Chicagoaus prefi r the
TixcTcni: ok aconite.
James 1). Ledsworth, a man forty-t ig!t
years old, and a printer by occiutr -i,
committed suicide by taking tincture t
aconite, at his house at No. 4;tt Sunii.,ir,
avenue, in Lake View, dying yes tenia,
morning at about three o'clock. L N
worth was at one time the possessor of i
good deal of property, and the loss o
that ami the deathof a favorite son,ao it
four years ago, caused him Ut ticiomt- u
changed man. Sundayeveninglieo'q'ecti 5
to a young man remaining iu the ho i-
wuii nis children ami causi-u consi in
ble disturbance. Aconite had been in t', 1
house lor some time, having been n-t
for a sick child, and Ledsworth annuum
ed his intention of taking it. and did so in
the presence of his son and daughti r, w h
endeavored to prevent him, but could .
not. He swallowed the contents of a
small vial, and in a few hours was dtad.
Ledsworth had been married nineteen
years, and leaves four children. An in
quest was held by Depute Coroner Sliau
ahan, when the facts above given were
testiued to by Mrs. Ledsworth and I)r
-Ncweu, ami a vcruici oi suiciuu was re
turned by the jurj .
WASH-LINK ANI WHISKY. V
This is the way a coroner's jury put it
iu the case of Giistav Bahls, who hanged
himself: "That he came to his death at
No. 130 West Erie street from strangula
tion caused by tying a wash-line about hs
neck and hanging himself, he having been
at the time suffering from delirium tn-
meus, caused oy excessive drink. IVter
Goudolf, driver of a beer wagon, t stilicrf
that he discovered deceased hanging
from a knob on the ice-box iu a .aloon
kept by Bahls at the place above men
tioned, and cut him down. The wife of
Bahls testified that he had been drinking
constantly since the 14th lilt., and be
coming delirious, had killed himself whfe
in that coudit:on. He had been married
over nine years, and leaves two childn-u.
WHISKY AND WA TK1:.
A verdict of suicide by drowning ivi
returned by a Coroner's Jury iu the e-ase
of Otto Philo, a German bar-t-wlcr..
whose stnmge freaks were related bv
Louis Sewing, steward of the I otintj
Democratic Club. . The latter sai I lie h i '
known Philo for two years, and he had
been latterly employed by Charles hocsU r
at No. 49 South Clark strict. He was
twenty-six years old. Sewing knew oi
his receiving some money from Germany
about three or four months ago, and .V
began to drink to excess. H- talke-d A?
having a high old time geMierallv, aw' U n
destroying himself. After spenJIiig all
his money he pawned his clothing and
jewelry. On January i:t he went to Mr
Hertz to borrow a pistol for the purpo-f
of shooting himself, but Hertz, would not
let him have it. He said it made no ( if-
f.,-i,.f ni fw. ,-i .1.., jk .iiS...l fix I iJ
Al.Al.lJl.1., lAO 41V. Htl. IIVIV1 illUIKt t" r.l,
himself anyway. He took off his under
coat, suspenders and necktie aud walked
to the lake at the foot of Harrison street
and deliberately jumped in and drowned
His bod was found at the foot of Tuenty
seventh street on Saturday last.
The inquest held on the body of the un
known man found on Sund.iv morning at
the foot of Delaware place, iu the lake
resulted in a verdict of death bv drown
ing, but whether with suicidal intent or
not the jury were unable to determine.
HKMl AND WHISKY.
Another suicide occurreel at 5:0 a. m
yesterday. Deitrich Netmau, a German,!
also about sixty-three years of age, whJ
boards at 8t South Canal street, hange
aimself in his room with a rope. Thorna?!
Fraizer, a room-mate, discovered the us
pended body. I he cause ot the act was
supposed to be, as iu the other suicide,!
A Terrible Pet.
Helena. Akk.. Anril t.
The great Southern pest, the biiffa
gnats, are injuring stock to the extent o
thousands of dollars on the plantation o
John Kinclicomb, in Western Mississippi
The gnats to-day killed seven head of tin
mules, and on other plantations wher
they had not properly cared for the stock
several more head are reported to iav
been lost. Immense quantities of Tlee
and wild game are being killed in tt
highlands of Arkansas by the hunter
building smokes and awaiting the al
proach of wild gam'- for protection xcpil
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