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BED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C.HOSMER, Proprietor.
It is announced that the German
officers in the Chinese service will re
An explosion of fireworks at a fact
ory in Paris recently caused the death
of about twelve persons.
An outbreak of black diphtheria
was reported at the village of Al
bany, twenty miles west of St. Cloud,
Mrs. Bukxett's new play "Phyllis,"
which has been produced in London, is
pronounced feeble and unlikely of suc
cess by all critics.
A movement is on foot for the or
ganization of an international associa
tion of ticket agents at a meeting to be
held at Cincinnati.
tion organized at Helena with the
election of Democratic officers. Hon.
V. A. Clark was elected president.
John Snyder, a poor emigrant from
Pennsylvania, died in his wagon near
Danville. 111., the other day. of hydro
phobia. His family was left destitute.
President Harrison, while at H.
C Bowen's residence at South Wood
stock. Conn., during the festivities of
the Fourth of July, planted a tree in
memory of the event.
Preliminary legal proceedings re
cently were adverse to the Chicago
Board of Trade in withholding its quo
tations from the public under the pre
tense of freezing out the bucket shops.
Dr. William Robinson Finlet died
At Altoona, Pa., recently, aered seventy-eight.
He had practiced medi
cine over half a century. He was a
prominent Mason, widely known
A comparison of the business done
in the local print cloth market at Fall
River, Mass., for the first six months
of 1889 shows a considerable increase
over the business done during the cor
esponding period of 1888.
An unknown man was taken sudden
ly sick recently in Scioto County, O.,
and expired in a few hours. Two doc
tors found the patient's limbs cramped
and contorted. They pronounced it a
genuine case of Asiatic cholera.
The Evening Critic, of Washington,
has consolidated with the Sunday
Capital, and appears as the Capital
and Critic Evening editions of the
new paper will be issued during the
week and a morning edition on Sun
day. Uxcle Johnny Hanks died at Metlin
farm, near Decatur, 111., recently,
aged eighty-eight. Ho was born in
Kentucky and was a full cousin of
Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy
Hanks Lincoln, and was a long time
friend and companion of the martyred
Governor Beaver, of Pennsylva
nia, has sent a communication to
Mayor Grant, of New York, stating
that the relief committee had ex
pended nearly a million dollars for the
Johnstown sufferers in food, clothing,
shelter and furniture. No distribu
tion of money had been made.
A conference has been held be
tween Lord Salisbury and Minister
Lincoln on the subject of the Behring
sea question. It is understood that
they have practicallj' agreed upon
terms which will avoid further con
troversy over the interests involved in
connection with these fisheries.
TnE fiscal year of the Northern Pa
cific Railroad Company ended on June
30 and the work of making up the an
nual reports is in progress. Returns
already in show that the company will
have a handsome profit from its branch
roads based on the whole mileage of
freight handled originating on the
In answer to an inquiry whether he
would go into the saloon business, as
reported in a Chicago evening paper.
Joe Mackin. the pardoned election
fraud worker, said that ho most cer
tainly would not have any tying to do
with the saloon business but would go
into the real estate business which he
left when he fled from Chicago,
In the British House of Commons
Sir James Ferguson, Under Foreign
Secretary, in reply to a question as to
the terms of the treaty recently con
cluded on the subject of Samoa, stated
that the report that England had
agreed to retire from her position as
one of the three protecting powers
and act 6olely as the umpire between'
America and Germany was entirely
Judge Bond, of the United States
Circuit Court at Baltimore, heard re
cently the habeas corpus petition of
Lewis O. Shaner, of Lynchburg, Va.,
which turned upon a question of the
legality of a tender of Virginia cou
pons as payment for a fine and costs
upon a criminal charge in that State.
Shaner was arrested for assault and
was fined 200 and costs. He tendered
coupons in payment and the magis
trate" refused to accept them. Judge
Bond decided that the tender was a
legalonoaBd discharged the obliga
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
GlMUMd by Talegraph and M-H.
mtSONAI. AMD FOLRICAC
General B. F. Butler, ia speaking
apon the annexation of Canada at Water
ville. He., recently said he preferred tke
alliance of the entire English-speaking
races. Such alliance could be accom
plished without arousing the antagonisms
which would inevitably follow the attempt
to break off a fraction of the British
The Rome correspondent of the London
Chronicle says: MIa receiving the Span
ish Ambassador the Pope alluded to his
possible departure from Rome. It is cer
tain that arrangements for his refuge in
Spain have been completed,"
John Rcsein, the celebrated author, was
reported quite sick at Brentwood, En
gland, Rxv. Dr. Thomas Davies, of Philadel
phia, has accepted the Protestant Episco
pal bishopric of Michigan, subject to the
approval of tbe general convention.
The Berliner Tagblatt says that En
gland, Germany, France, Portugal, Bel
gium, the Congo State and Italy are mak
ing arrangements for a conference to set
tle the limits of their respective settle
ments in Africa.
Colonel Wodehouse and his Egyptian
troops defeated tbe Arabs near Wadv
Haifa recently, killing and wounding COO
and taking as many more prisoners.
Egyptian loss, 70.
The Jmparcial, of Madrid, asserts that
tbe Government, having received a tele
gram from tbe Vatican authorities inquir
ing whether the Pope would be allowed a
place of refuge in Spain in the event of
bis being obi ged to leave Rome, Premier
Sarasta, after consultation with the Queen
and Ministry, replied in the affirmative,
granting tbe Pope an asylum in Va encia.
How. Edmund Rice, a leading St Paul
citizen and ex-Congressman, lies in a very
critical condition at the Spau'ding Hotel,
at Dulutb, Minn. He went there on a fish
ing trip and v as taken sick.
Frederick Douglass called on tbe Pres
ident to thank him for bis appointment a
Minister to Hayti, and to recommend
Charles S. Morris for Minister to Liberia.
Mr. Morris is recommended for this place
by General Alger, of Michigan ; General
Bradley, of Kentucky; General Knapp,
of New York, and by several State dele
gations, besides those of Kentucky. It
was expected that he would get the ap
pointment. The Russian press declares that in tbe
event of war between Buss'a and Ger
many. Denmark. Russia's natural ally,
would range her forces against Germany.
Tbe Danish papers treat the subject very
gingerly, but protest in an exceedingly
cautious manner against Russia's as
sumptions. The English have removed the French
flag from the bouse of Sultan Bountonkon
at Grand Balsam, Upper Guinea. France
clalm a protectorate over the Sultan's
territory. Negotiations concerning tbe
matter are proceeding between England
Chauncey M. Dbpew and family were
passengers on the steamer Adriatic, which
saN d for Liverpool un the 3d.
The delegates to the North Dakota con
siiiutioaal convention met at tbe Capitol
building, Bismarck, on the 4th and were
called to order by Secretary Richards.
Temporary organization was effected by
tbe election of F. S. Fnncher, of James
ton, as chairman, and J. A. Rea, of Bis
marck as secretary.
President Harrison was the guest of
H. C. Bowen, at Woodstoik, Conn., on th
4th. Tbe exercise were marked by an
address frcm the President and the read
ing of an original poem by Will Carleton.
The South Dakota constitutional coa
vention met at Sioux Falls on the 4:u.
Judge Edgerton was temporary chairman.
Tammany Hall, New York, celebrated
its centennial on the 4:h.
Guoolt Khan, tbe Persian Minister,
has declared bis intention to quit the
United Slates. He was in high dudgeon
over tbe flippant criticisms of tbe Amer
ican press on his royal master and him
self. Thomas E. Sherman, o.dest son of tbe
Gt-neial, was ordained -a sub-deacon in
the Catholic Church at Philadelphia on tbe
A scheme hatched out at Chicago re
cently among certain Irish-Americans to
obtain Lower California or some portion
of Canada to found an Irish republic.
Money was to be obtained by mortgage to
equip an army and a navy.
Portugal, it is stated, has agreed to
submit the Delagoa bay dispute to arbi
tration. Theiie was such a tumult in tbe Spanish
Chamber of Deputies on the 5th that the
police were summoned to quell tbe dis
The Minneapolis flouring mills ran a
little stronger last week. Tbe aggregate
cutput was 115. OjO averaging 19,167 bar
rels against 100.800 barrels the previous
week, and 162 5U0 barrels for" the cor
responding time in 1&8S.
An awful colliery accident occurred at
St Eiienne. France, on the 3d. Two hun
dred lives were reported lost.
Prince Fleming nnd Richard Jordan
were banzed for the murder of John
Taylor at Quitman, Miss., recently. All
the parties were negroes.
Theodore Schmidt, the Dutch Consul
at Hamburg, has failed. His liabilities
amount to 12,030,000 marks and his assets
The German gunboat Wolf has been
dispatched to tbe Marshall islands to take
back King Malietoa to Samoa, whom tbe
Germans carried off a prisoner two years
About 15,000 people participated in a
grand demonstration of twin city labor
ing men in favor of the eight hour ques
tion at St. Paul on tbe 4th.
Ex-Confederate veterans from all
parts of Arkansas met at Little Rock on
ths 4 h and arranged to establish a home
for disabled soldiers.
An excursion train oa tbe Chicago. St
Paul & Kansas City road while proceed
ing to Twin Springs, thirteen miles from
Dubuque, Iowa, collided with a freight
train on the night of the 4th. A brake
man named Corrigaawas instantly killed,
and it was reported three ethers were se
Two unknown mea were fastantly killed
recently at Camden Junction by tbe Chi
cago express on the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad. Their bodies were taken to
SrvEimr-rrvK people were seriously
poisoned at Adair, Iowa, on tbe 4th by
eating ice cream whiea was atade ia ves
sels that had not been properly cleaned.
Several, it was thought, would die and
all were suffering badly.
John H. Maomikis, president cf the Ma
einnis cottoa mills. New Orleans, was
killed bv a stroke of lightning the other
day at Ocean Spring. Miss. H was well
known in New York, being a son-in-law of
tbe late William M. Tweed of that city.
bow occurred at Wheeliag. W. Va
oa the aight of the 4th between Irish,
Italian and negro laborers. One man was
fatally beaten. Ail the police of the city
were required to suppress the riot.
Willie Oates, a youag man twenty
five years old, son of Captain Dennis
Oates, of steamboat fame, was drowned in
Red river, at Texarkana, Ark., recently
while floating a raft of logs down the
river. The raft struck a snag. He and
two other men in a skiff attempted to dis
lodge the raft, when the boat capsized.
Young Oa'et, b;ing unable to swim, was
carried down stream.
A serious accident occurred at Okla
homa City. L T., on tbe 4th, caused by
the collapse of the grand stand. One hun
dred persons were injured, many of them
seriously, a child being instantly killed.
The immense Falk brewery at Milwau
kee, Wis., was burned on tbe 4th. The
loss was estimated at $700,000.
There was a collision on tbe C, B. &
Q.. near Fairfield, Iowa, on the 4th. Much
damage was done and William Black
burn, express messenger, was fatally in
jured. An excursion steamer was wrecked at
Winnipeg, Man., on the 4th. No loss of
Proctor Knott defeated Spokane in
hollow style at the races in Washington
Park. Chicago", on the 4th.
A partt of four girls and two young
men were boating on Duck creek, near
Pittsburgh, Pa., on tbe 4th when they
were capsized and all of the party but one
of the young men were drowned.
Psotta, the American amateur cham
pion, was defeated by Nickalls. of En
gland, in the final race for the diamond
sculls at the Henley regatta.
A bill has been filed in the circuit
court objecting to the annexation of the
town of Lake to Chicago as declared by
the recent election.
The Goodyear Rubber Boot and Shoe
Company, of Providence, R L, bas made
an assignment, tbe attachment placed on
them by the Sears Commercial Company
being followed up until $716,000 attach
ments swamped the firm.
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended July 4 numbered 202.
compared with 215 the previous week and
214 tbe corresponding week last year.
The statement of earn-ngs and expenses
of tbe Chicago. Burlington & Quincy for
tbe month of May shows an increase in the
net earnings of $674,742 62 and a decrease
in the expenses for the same period of
$ol5,C6aS6. Tbe first five months of tbe
year show a net increase of earnings of
$204. 10ft 59.
Fbask Hott. paying teller of the First
National Bank, of Hoboken, N. J.,basbeen
arrested on tbe charge of having stolen
$18,000 from the bank.
TnE midge-fly has made its appearance
in tha fail wheat fields of Ontario and
threatens to ruin what was before a
A special from Sumter, S. C, says that
four negroes forced an entrance into tbe
dwelling of an unprotected woman in tbe
suburbs of that"place and subjected ber to
the grossest abuse. The assailants were
arrested. It was probable that tbe ne
groes would be lynched.
Sergeant Kaucher and Officer Ward
man of tbe coal and iron police, while at
tempting to arrest two tramps at Reading,
Pa., met with a d sperate resistance.
Wardman was shot and bad his log broke.i
and Kaucher was shot in the bead aud
A recent Are in the Commercial docks.
London, caused a loss of $300,000.
The pr.ncipal part of Ellenburg, Wash.,
was destroyed by tire on tbe night of the
4th. Tbe loss amounted to 2.000,0C0 and
many persons were rendered houicloss,
two hundred houses heing burned.
A Mrs. Ward, a Mr. Keating, a nurse
and a child were killed nt a railroad cross
ing near Long Branch, N. J., recently by
c mting into collision with an express
train. The parties belonged to New York.
An exploiting mortar at Salem, Mass.,
on the night of the 4th killed two boys
and badly injured several other children.
While celebrating tbe Fourth at East
Boston a signal bomb exploded in a crowd
of children, killing two and shockingly in
BAKuiii-im). Ca.., was swept by tire oa
tbe 7th, eighteen Mocks being wiped oat;
lhe loss was $1,259,000: insurance, $100,
000. Charles Ide and bis sweetheart, a Miss
Langdon, were drowned while boating
near Minneapolis, Minn., recently.
Clearing house returns for the week
ended July 6 showed an average increase
of 27.5 compared with the corresponding
week of last year. In New Yoik the in
crease was 37 3.
Eight persons were killed and eleven
injmed by a collision near Cologne. Ger
many, on tbe 7ib. caused by tbe blunder
of a switchman.
Prof. David P. Tood, of Amherst Col
lege oLsarvatory, has received from
Washington notice of bis appointment as
chief of tbe expedition to observe tbe to
tal echpso of tbe sun, visible December 22
ia Southwestern Atrica. A large party of
scientists bealod hy Prof. Todi will leave
New York for St. Paul de Loaudo aboat
George O. Jones, chairman of the Na
tional Greenback party, has ordered con
ventions of the pat ty in the various States
on or before September 4 nextto appoint
sine delegate and one alternate to attend
tbe National Greenback convention called
to meet in Cincinnati September 12.
The Rome correspondent of tbe Inde
pendence Beige says tbat tbe Pope at the
recent consistory advised tbat Cardinal
Lavigerie be seltctod as his successor.
The laboring toon's strike at Dulutb,
Minn., culminated in a fatal riot on the
afternoon of the 6 b. The strikers made
an onslaught on the men working in tbe
sewer trenches. Revolvers were used and
tbe result was the killing of two men
and tbe wounding of many other per
sons, several being policemen. Tbe riot
was quelled by Company K. State militia.
The other night a party of four young
men of Buffalo, N. Y., took tbe yacbt
Gaanet and started for Dunkirk. Since
that time nothing bas been heard from
them. The party consisted of Richard
Tolmic, Leopold Shine and two others
named Joslya and Winne, all of Buffalo.
It is feared they are lost
Miss Millie Jones ad Miss Nettie
Davidson, aged respectively fourteen and
sixteen years, were drowned in the Sacaa
daga river at Conklinville, sear Saratoga,
N. Y., the other night. They were boat
ing with a party oi friends whan the boat
The Inter-State Commerce Railway As
sociation was on the 7th generally be
lieved to be at tbe point of dissolution.
The withdrawal of the Chicago & Alton,
notice of a similar action by tbe Denver
& Fort Worth and the prospective with
drawal of t'te Uaioa Pacific were foanda
(ions for this belief..
Henry and Dick Watson, of Monticello,
Ga., " recently set upon Warren Waters,
who nad assaulted their mother, and liter
ally cut him into pieces. The parties war j
all on their way to charca-at the time.
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
A destructive wind storm visited
Bloomingtontbe other night. Tbe most
serious damage was done to the Ad
vent Church, which was blown over and
one end and side crushed. W illiam John
son's residence bad tbe front blown out
A part of the north gable of tbe new
brick butter and cheese factory was blown
in and part of tbe metal roof blonn off. A
number of bains, oui-houses and wind
mills were destroyed. About twenty-five
wind mills wera blown down between
Bloomington and Hildretb.
Gerd Steenbeck, who bad been accused
of complicity in the recent murder of tbe
two Leavitt girls near Gresham. was
found hanging in his barn about nine
o'clock the other nighr. He left a letter
written in German saying tbat, as ho bad
a very poor knowledge of English, he
bad made some blonder in his tes'iinony
before the grand jury which might lead
his neighbors to suspicion him of the
murder, which was more than he could
Judge Hopewell, of Om-iha. recently
rendered a decision to tbe effect that the
act of 1887. which provides tbat every
person who steals property of any value
by taking from the person of another with
out potting him in tear sha 1 be deemed
guilty of grand larceny, and upon convic
tion shall be punished by confinement in
tbe penitentiary not less than one nor
more than seven years, is unconstitutional
inasmuch as it is in contravention of that
section of the Constitution whicti provides
that no law shall be amended unless the
new act contains the section or sections so
Dan Couojilin, of Grand Island, road
master on the second division of the Union
Pacific, is believed to be insane. Ho had
a quarrel with his landlady, and one of
tbe boarders taking her part, Coughlin
tried to brain him with a hatchet. He was
promptly knocked down and is now in jail.
An effort is being made at Kearney to
have the Western Union establish an up
Contracts have been let for a sewerage
sys em at Grand Island to cost $33,217.
Two unknown men were instantly
killed and Frank McEIroy fatally injured
at Omabo the otber morning by being run
over Ly a Misouri Pacific engine.
Emil Srcltz, a young blacksmith, was
killed at Ken e saw on tbe Fourth by the
explosion of a keg of powder in his shop.
Tho shop was wrecked.
Congressman Dorset has issued a cir
cular notifying Candida ts for appointment
as cadets at West Point from tbe Third
Congressional district that a committee
will ba appointed to conduct an examina
tion of such candidates as may attend,
which committee will meet at Fremont,
July 30, 18S9. Ha will recommend lor ap
pointment the candidate who stands first,
and as alternate be who stands second in
the class. The successful candidate and
alternate must report at West Point, N.
Y., on the 25th day of Aucust, 18s.
While a herd of 200 steers were recent
ly being driven over tbe bridge at Grand
Rapids HoltCouuty. tbe cattle stampeded
and the stiucturd fell, precipitating a
largo number into the river. Tbe cattle
were saved, but tbe bridge was wrecked,
entailing a heavy loss to tbe county.
Luring a quarrel at Fremont tbe other
evening between Benjamin Josephson and
his wife, Mrs. Josepbson, after being
brutally beaten about the bead hy her
husband until she was covered with blood,
drew a revolver from brr pocket and shot
him. Josepbson fell to the floor,
wbero he was found groaning by neigh
bors who, bearing the shot, called in ti
pee what the difficultv was and found Mrs.
Josepbson and tbe five children also in a
state of groat excitement over the tragedy.
The natnre of Josepbson's wound was not
known, but if he recovers n ben he again
undertakes to thrash his wife be will see
that no pistol is about the house.
Henry Reed, a prosperous farmer from
the vicinity of O'Nci 1, was recently con
fidenced out of $100 at Omaha by a young
rascal who took bim around to show bim
the sights, and who the old farmer said
in relating tho story, "was so dinged polite
that be would have leaned bim a thousand
dollars bad he asked for it"
An extensive programme has been pre
pared for the summer meeting of tbe Ne
braska Horticultural Society at Fremont
July 17 and 18. Many prominent horti
culturists will te present from otber
States, and the meeting promises to be
the most successful one in the history of
The total assessed valuation of York
County is $3 188,741, an increase of $26,064
over last vear.
A petition bas been filed in the Cass
County dis rict court contesting tbe la'.e
bond election, alleging frauds of all kinds,
illegal voting, bribing, and among other
sensational charges, avert that tbe board
of electors in one of tbe wards of Piatts
mouth on election day drank intoxicating
The annual reunion of the soldiers and
sailors of North Nebraska will be held at
O'Neill from August IS to 25. and prepar
ations nave oeen made to thoroughly en
tertain all comers. I
Nebraska Litt dry goods dealers have
recently been troubled with kleptomaniacs,
mostly women and children, and some of
them members of well known families.
TnE harness store of D. A. Hopkins, at
North Bend, bas been closed on a chattel
mortgage for $U,7j2 in favor of Rome
Miller, of Nr.'olk.
A Friend man has invented a new stvle
of bai bed wire and a company has been
formed to manufacture tbe article at tbat
Dr. G. L. Shinkle committed suicide at
Sterling the other day by taking mor
phine. It was said tbat trouble of tome
kind led to drink and finally suicide. He
left a wife and two children.
Corporal Tanner, Commissioner of
Pensions, received an ovatioaat Omaha
and Lincoln during his visit to the State.
While Sperry Rnffner. of Plattsmoatb,
was recently playing with a toy pistol he
shot his little sinter Ella. They were play
ing in tbe hammock and in scuffling the
pistol was accidentally- discharged, tbe
ball striking Ella's right thigh, penetrat
ing an inch and rebounding oat It pro
duced a painful fle-h wound which bled
freely, bat was not fatal. Pistols are in
nocent playthings to give children while
The dwelling house of Joha Bacey was
totally destroyed by fire the other day
Bear Staplehurst Insurance, $1,200. It
caught from a defective flue.
Chase Countt was recently visited by
a most destructive bail-storm. Tbe crops
on a strip aboat ten miles long and four
broad, were almost utterly destroyed.
Much in jury was also done to stock.
The contract has been let for erecting
a Lutheran college boiling at Wayae. It
ia to be fifty feet square, a three-story
brick and Is to be finished ia ninety days.
Alfred Renner. an employe of the
brick yard pit at Seward, while recently
engaged in digging sand, was caught by
the caving dirt and baried. The deceased
left f par motherlfis chjldrea.
Dotath Strikers Fight WltH Poll
rloiw ResalU Two Killed and Maajr la
Jared. Duluth, July & Saturday afternoon
at fouro'clock the police were at Fifteenth
avenue and Michigan street guarding the
men who were at work in tbe sewer
trenches. The strikers started from Twen
tieth avenue, while anotber body came
down from Third street by Fifteenth ave
nue and made a rush with clubs and rocks.
The police stood their ground and then
the carnage began. Tbe strikers did the
first firing. As the strikers made a rub
a single snot was fired; then crack, crack,
crack went the rifles or the pot ice, fol
lowed by a fuiiladu from tbe sti iters' re
volvers. Af-er the first fire came an awful crash,
as though the combatants were appalled
at the awful result of their work. On the
walk in front of Piedmont as it joins Gar
field avenue, lay a man shot through the
heart and several more bleeding from
Then hell broke loose aga:n end the
strikers, stationing themselves around the
building' in d fferent parts of the Mock
between Garfield and Eighteenth avenues,
poured in a steady fire on tie police,
who were stationed near the sewer ditch.
Fiom four o'clock until after five the
horrible work went on and ttie battle did
not withhold its fury long enough for tho
wounded to leave the Held. It was after
five when the la-it ht was fired, and ter
rible indeed has betn the result. Over
fifteen are known to have been wounded,
and two innocent victims who were only
there out of curiosity paid for it with their
Following is a list of tbe dead and
wounded; Ono striker, shot thiouzh tbe
heart; Tom Fitzimmons, shot through
tbe bai k. can't live but a short time; Of
ficer Kilgore. shot through tbe shoulder;
George Cos tin, s'reet car driver, shot
through head; Otlicer Me?, shoe through
the hip; Oilicer Dmoran, shot through
tbe face; Officer Komine, shot through
the hip; bystander, fingers shot off; Ed
Cumnungs, cut by a bayonet through the
Captain DeWitt, of Company K, Second
regiment M. N. G., early in tbe miming re
ceived orders from Governor Mrriam, in
St. Paul, tli at would allow him to co tc
tho scene whenever needed. The big deep
bass whittle of Elevator D, bad been
I chosen as a signal to call the soldiers to-
I gether, and about 4:30 this was sounded.
i in a short time they were hutling for the
armory, an I in ten minutes were bu-it led
into the busses and oa their way to the
scene of the disturbance. A succession of
taps on tbe fire Loll also nidoJ to call them
together. By five o'clock they werent the
tronch where tho tragedy bad alrtady
At five o'clock Company K arrived and
with bayonets drove the crowds from
At six o'clock the strikers bad dispersed.
At least thirty-five men are badly
wounded, and it i fearci, fatally. Five
strikers were arrested, all being ring
leaders. Tbe situation is still ominou. There
are rumors tbat tbe rioters will be rein
forced from neighboring towns and armed
with Winchester rifles will again attack
the police. There is littla foundation for
the reports, however. With a hundred
well armed special policemen on duty, it
is believed tiie authorities, with tho as
sista'icd of the militia, will l3 able to
withstand any attack.
Last evening Sergeant Frank Clements
and a tinman discovered a box lt by 10
incites full of dynamite cartridges nnd
fuse, and the report spread that tbe rioters-were
going to b'ow up building. How
ever, it is c.'aimed by some that tbe dyn
amite was for tho legitimate use of tiie
laborers, although the plio received in
formation that much dynamite was
I secrete 1 over tbe street car btrns. A
search failed to reveal tbe explosive, but
tbe police have not reluxel their vig
It has been formally decided that no
parades of strikers will be hereafter al
lowed nnd the police think they have
solved mush of the difficulty that bas mjt
Assessment Showing; an Increase of $34.-
Soe.eOO in Value.
' Jefferson Citt, Mo,, July 7. After
bearing tbe representative of all tbe rail
roads and such otber persons as were in
terested in the valuation and assessment
of railroad property as well as tbe repre
sentatives of bridge and telegraph com
. panies, the State Board of Equal iz it ion
has passed finally upon the valuations.
The assessment shows an increase of
nearly (4,500,000. Tbe total railroad,
bridge and telegraph assessment for 18S9
is $.V.G.".7 279.19 and the total in 188 was
$.1.2".l,16i3i There is a reduction on the
bridge assessment this year of f4T0,000, by
reason of a recent decision of the Supreme
Court tbat the Kansas City bridge was
part of the superstructure of tbe Han
nibal & St. Joseph Railroad Company,
and had heretofore been valued as separate
bridge propeity and assessed at $500. 000,
I tbe court holding that only tbe highway
feature of tbe bridge is assessable bv the
State Board. Tbe va'uation qt the bridge
was fixed at $50,000 thus accounting for
the reduction of $4"0,000. Tbe assessment
does not include tbe entire value of rail
road property, as machine shop, round
houses and warehouses are assessed lo
cally by county assessors and do not ap
pear upon the assessment herein reported.
It will be interesting to the taxpayers
of Missouri to note the comparison of the
railroad assessments in this Stato with
those of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Ne
braska. In this State last year the aver
age valuation per mile for taxab'e pur
poses was s'9 400.70 pr mile; in Illinois,
$7,I9.15; in Kansas, $3,336.23; in Nebraska,
$&S34; ia Iowa, $",1S8. Missouri will
bi slightly higher in her average this
Peace ta Samoa.
Sidney. N. 8. W.. July 7. Advices have
been received frcm Apia saying tbat a
treaty of peace has beta conclnded be
tween Mataaf i aad Tamaese. Lieuten
ant Thurston has concluded his inquiry
into the charges made by Germany that
assistaoca bad been given Mataafa by tbe
Briti a Consul at Apia. The investigation
resulted ia the exoneration of the Consul.
aVtwum ea she Striae
Hiawatha. Kan., July 7. Ah .Twine
Gosling, a Kckapoo Indian, son 'of the
celebrated Kansas chief, Keotcak, has
begun snit against Letson & fir ggs, who,
he claims, have swindled him out of
Brown County lands worth $10,000. Ah
Twine Gosling claims that W. W.
L-stson, storekeeper of the Kieka
poos, agreed to obtain a United
States patent for Ah Twine's land and
asked him to sign a paper giving Letson &
Brggs power of attorney. This paper.
Ah Xwine. alleges, af.erward tamed oat to
be a warranty d-ed transferring the land
to Letson & Briggs ia consideration ot
$1,000. Ah Twine has received bat SWand
has been ejected from the land.
ANOTHER BIG BLAZE.
Washington Territory Seem to tx Kntrr
lac Statehood Throaa-h a Fiery Ordeal
Another of Her Cities Horned.
Ellensburg, Wash.. July d Ten Mocks
Of the best portion of Ibis city are in
ashes and nearly one handred families
are homeless, and what was Tbur-.diy a.
thriving and imposing business center is
now a mass of ashes and cinder. Owing
to the txcitement and confusion thnt pro
vails it was impossible to ascertain how the
fire originated, but it is presume 1 that it
was tbe reu!t of tho celebration of the
National holiday, as it started soon after
the inauguration of the display of tire
works Thurday evening.
The flames stnrtd m the north side of
the city about ten o'clock in tho evening.
and with a very s'rong wind blow.ns fr :n
the northeast th lire department eiuM do
nothing to check the rnptd advance of the
conflagration, which within an hour spread
to the business center. Help was tele
graphed for from th neighboring towns,
but long before it could reach th- scne
the flames had wiped cut the heat t of tho
city and bad commenced to spread among
the residences on the north sHe.
It was not until tbe main portion of the
food for tho tire had b?en consumed that
there were any sisns of abstenuMit and it
was nearly morning before the tiremn
scured any refu't from their ceaseless
efforts. The cessation of the wind ha I a
tendency to aid tbe firemen in checking
the progress of the fire.
Tbe district burned embraced Main
street from Fifth to First; Fourth street
from Main to Pine; Third from Wa er to
Sprague; Pearl from Fifth to Second
covering an area of ten block; in the bus
iness heait of the ctty. Two hundred
houses were totally destroyed.
Tbe loss is estimated at bout $2,CO).00O
I three qumfrs of a million in buildings
j and a million and a qur.rt-r in gojds.
Among the principal buildings destroAl
are ttve Stone ltank. Snipes & Co.. tho
j Ahler Hotel, the Oriental Hotel, th- Ma
sonic templo. tbe I. O. O. F. ball. Gedd
block, the Fish block, the po-.t-otne, the
Localizer printing office and the D-xter
stable. Only four stores were left. T rt
is not a restaurant, hotel or bo trying
house left and there are about ISO poop!"
destitute. Mayor Abrahams has call i a
meeting of cit.zens to take action fur
SHERIFF AND DEPUTY KILLED.
Anti-Italil Knnntier Kill the Sheriff t
Tuner 'oniity ami His Deputy.
St. Louis, July C. A special tromOzirk.
Mo., says: Granville Vaugh'i, a thor
oughly reliable gentleman, who re dJs in
this county, has just arrived from Kirby
ville, Taney County, with the intelligence
that at tbe Fourth of July celebration
tbrrr tbe two Miles brothers. Rill
and Jim, sh-1 and killed the sheriff
of Tnney County, G. E. Brnnon.
and his deputy. Ed Funk. The latter
was the deputy who assisted Srhoritr Drnn
son in the encounter with the burglars at
Cumming'.s store on Bear creek last o"k.
in which tho alleged detective, Dennis,
was kill'd by young Com In.
The Miles boys are under indictment for
the murder of the Bald Knob leader. Cap
tain N. N.Kinncy, atForsyihe Inst Auuust j
and were to be tried for that crime nj
OlriI!gllUlll 215 BUUri 2,9 lut7 IICYV Ui tlillll.li
court there should be organized. Their
caes were taken from Taney County to
Greon, on a chanco of venue, nnd they
bave Leen out on bail for the Ir.st three
months. James Berry is still in tht
Springfield jail, chnrg-d with being an
acce-sory to the murder of Kinnev.
Tho nccount of tho double murder at
Kirbyville is to the effect that the Mi!eL
brotbrs were ordered to disarm by thB
sheriff, but instead drew their wenpons
and opene I fire on Branson and Funk,
and killed them boh.
Sheriff Branson was elected last fall,
and like all the Taney County officers.
was a Rpublican. H.s brother, ft. i?
Branson. U tho present county and circuit
clerk of Tai:sy. Thw Bransons belonged to
the Bald Knob organization and tho Miles
brothers to tho Sticker or onti-Knobber
faction. The duty of pre sarving th- pence
in Taney County will fall temporarily into
the hands of Ooroner Mad son Day and it
is highly probable that be will have his
ban Is full, for tbe dance of death which
has been opened up in the last two weeks
will stir men to madness.
PSHAW THE SHAH.
The Perlaa Minister Unable to Stand the
Belittling of lilt Sovereign.
WniNGTO.v. July 6. Hadje Hasein
Ghcoly Khan, the Persian Minister to the
TJniiei S ares, will shortly leave for Eu
rope. He told a reporter that be would not
come back, and tbat he bad been driven
out of the country hy the unkind and un
generous things which had b-en written
about him and bis sovereign in tbe
American newspapers. Tim Persian
Minister. pointing to a votnme
of clippings from tbe papers ia regard to
the Sbab, asked whether 'any Minister
can stay in this country longer after he
sees all these things in tbe American pa
pers?" He added: "I tell you. surely, tbengb.
that I can not bear all these things to be
said about my King, who in his heart lias
tbe kindness to favor the American Min
ister and ail the American citizens in
Persia. When I arrived in thii country I
camo by the way of New York 1
saw there the statue of Lib -rty cn
ligh'cning tho world. I was glad nnd 1
thought 'here one can live always with
out trouble or annoyance. Now, afrr
being here nine months, I go away as fast
as I ?an. like a prisoner escaping from his
"To say thesa things. I res'gn 83 Minis
ter from Persia and speak as a pnvat"
citizen of tlmt country. As Persian Min
ister I could not say thia "
The Minister said he had no fanlt to
find with tbe Government or its ofScors.
Expended Nearly a Million.
New York, July & Governor Bearer,
of Pennsylvania, has sent a communica
tion to Mayor Grant, statia; that the re
lief committ.-e had expended neartv a
million dollars for "the Johnstown suffer
ers in food, clothing, shelter and furni
ture. No distribution cf money had yet
The Oklahoma Disaster.
St. Louis. July & A special from Ok
lahoma City, L T.. says: The number of
victims of yesterday' disaster is grca'er
thaa was at first supposed. It is now esti
mated that about 150 people were more or
less injured. Fully a dozen were dangr
easly tart and are lying ia a critical con
dition. It was rumored that tbroof tbe
victims had died, bat diligspt inquiry
failed to confirm such report, sever I re
ceived serioas spiaal iaiuries from wh ch
thesr mar never latlv nmnr. ysvi nt
ihe ca-s er
tbe injured were placed in the ca-s ?ne
Buci.ucrn auu reiurnea 10 ine:r
I'omes. Much praise is awarded
8l!a fop hl rrttn aftinti in
troops at the scene of the disaster to assi.t
is swacaiag lae in juxeJ
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