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RED CLOUD CHIEF
ji. C. r0MEj. Proprietor.
RED CLOUD. - - - NEBRASKA
TnE b'can and corn crop in the val
ley of the City of Mexico has been cut
down one-half by heavy frosts.
Small-vox was reported raging at
Socorro. N. M., greatly alarming El
Paso, Tex., two hundred miles dis
tant L X
Two. menj who escaped from the
prison at Mathida, Mex., were found
in a tree and shot and killed by the
i . " "" "s
A dynamite bomb was exploded re
cently at the door of the military ca
dets' quarters in Trieste. No one was
Mil Pulftzek's proposition to be
one of twenty New Yorkers to sub
scribe $100,000 to the World's Fair
fund has met with no response.
-.TnE Secretary of State has been in
formed that.Qholera in epidemic form
has appeared at Bagdad and various
other, places on the Euphrates in Asia.
The Polish National Alliance has
made George Kennan. the writer, an
honorary member of their body, for
showing to .thje world the horrors of
the Russian prison system.
Nine hundred and three grand
prizes. 5.152 medals of gold. 6,690 of
silver, 9.323 of bronze, 'and 8,070
honorable mentions have been awarded
at the Paris Exposition recently.
Charles Conyijeake, Parnellite
Member of Parliament, released from
three months' imprisonment under the
Irish Crimes act. was at once re-arrested
for infringing one of the prison
The steel cruiser Dolphin has re
turned, from a trip around the world
as soitnd as a( dollar. She has had a
long and trying voyage, but has be
trayed no signs 'of "structural weak
ness." The Navy Department is informed
that the result of the engineer's com
putations of the horse power devel
oped by the cruiser Baltimore on her
last trial show that she falls short of
the contract requirements of 9,000 by
just thirty-three horse power.
A tetegi&ji has been received an
nouncing the death of Brevet Briga-lier-Gcne'rm
Asa P. Blunt, of the
Quartermaster s Department, at Man
chester, N. II. The deceased was a
native of Vermont; from which State
he entered the army in 1861 as Ad
jutant of the Third Vermont infantry.
The conviction of a child of six
years" at South Norwalk, Conn., of be
ing "incorrigible," and the sentence of
fifteen years in a reformatory which
', followed, have created quite a sensa
tion, and there is a possibility that
the .absurd bluo law which enables
criminals to lie manufactured out of
little children may be repealed.
Aimu;.yl Kimiseklv has reported to
the Navy Department his arrival at
Honolulu from Apia. In the report ho
describe. his parting from the natives
and the 'gifts received from them. He
states that work that was necessary
to be done on the Nipsic has been fin
ished, and that if she had her arma
ment she would be ready for a three
Prof. BElutEiVan English medical
authority, wtio anticipated the discov
eries of. Koch, points out that in the
course Ipf a yjfactiee cof thirty years,
largely among Hebrew patients, he
has not met a single: case of phthisis
In the members of that faith, their
immunity from. its attacks being un
doubtedly duetto -the Jewish method
of slaughtering cattle.
. The Mexican Financier lately said
ltiat English capital was being invested
wjth freedom bordering on reckless
ness in Mexico. Sixty-five millions
had beetKfairnishcd by London capital
ists to build railroads in the South,
and more was promised. England ev
idently intends to spare neither
trouble nor oxpenselp retain its trade
and influence in tht Mexican Republic
Frank Leaiiey, of Lcadville. is
undergoing surgical treatment in Den
ver for a stretched neck. He was con
fident that by the exercise of nerve
and judgment a man conlU sustain life
for some time, even while suspended
by the neck, So he backed. Jus judg
tment with wager of fifty dollars and
hung himself. His friends cut him
down inside .'of ten seconds and the
best surgical skill has been employed
to contract his' neck to its normal
The Tradesman, of Chattanooga,
Tens., has made an exhaustive inquiry
intofilie cotton milling, industry of the
-South and has received reports from
all thc leading mills. The actual
number of mills in operation is
229 agaSntt 142 in 1880 an in
crease of 23fcJ per cent, since the census
year. The increase in mill consump
tion of raw cotba,in the fame period
lias been 25 p:cent. One hundfretf
r.nd thirty-five thousand bales were
consumed in Siut Carolina last year
against 120.000 balei in Georgia. South
Carolina is the banntr State, the con
sumption there having increased 83
per cent, in raw cotton during the last
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Oloanod by Tolegraph and laaJL
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
The annual meeting of the National
Civil-Service Kefcrm League was held at
Philadelphia oa the 1st A committed
was appointed to draw np resolutions to
be presented to the meeting next day and
an executive committee elected, after
which the delegates sat down to an in
formal banquet In the evening George
William Curtis, the president, delivered
bis annual address, in which be arraigned
the President and the Republican party
for promises broken.
TBEAc:ing Commissioner of Pensions
has designated James Sbeakley, United
States Commissioner at Fort Wrangell,
Alaska, a pension notary to take the
proper legal steps necessary in the cases
of application? for pensions. This is the
first appointment of the kind in that Ter
ritory. The newly appointed Minister to Hayti,
Hon. Frederick Douglass, and party sailed
for that placd on the United States
steamer Kearsarge from the Brooklyn
navy yard on the 1st The customary
salute of fifteen guns wat fired in honor
of the Minister.
Later returns from the four new States
indicate that the Democrats lose one Con
gressman in Montana and elect the Gov
ernor; tbe Dakotas furnish Republican
Senators, and Washington has gone Re
publican. John A. Martin, ex-Governor of the
State of Kansas, died on tbe 2d. His dis
ease was a mysterious one and at no time
were tbe physicians able to diagnose it
The Spanish press, commenting upon
the International American Congress, ex
presses tbe hope tbat tbe Spanish Repub
lics will not parmit themselves to becoma
more satellite to tbe United States.
General Boulanger will spend tbe
winter in Egypt
Advices from Berlin says that Em
peror William has arranged for a visit to
Stamboul. He will remain there two days.
He will reach Stamboul October 8.
Tbe Mexican delegation to tbe Interna
tional American Congress, it is expected,
will brin; up tbe question of high tariffs.
The President has made tbe following
appointments to be collectors of internal
revenue: Henry W. Ryineton for tbe
Fourth district of California. Samuel M.
Friday for tbe Ninth district of Pennsyl
vania, James M. Freeman for tbe district
Governor Larrabee, of Iowa, bas writ
ten to President Harrison protesting
against recent remarks of Horace A. Tay
lor, National Commissioner of Railroads,
concerning railroad legislation, etc.. in
bis State. Larrabee says Iowa is abun
dantly able to manage its own railroad
affairs without Taylor's assistance.
William . Endicott, Jr., son of tbe
ex-Sf cretary of War, was married recent
ly to Miss Louisa Thorn, at Lenox, Mass.
Br tbe caving in of a sewer trench fb
Eau Claire, Wis., two men were killed, a
third fatally injured and two more badly
The annual meeting of tbe National As
sociation of Wool Manufacturers was
held at New York on tbe 2d with closed
doors. The resolutions adopted urge
upon Congress the necessity of a revision
of the tariff, and especially the tnrift on
raw material and manufactured woolen
goods in such a manner tbat both indus
tries should be properly protected.
Kansas Cits-, Ma, on the 2d was bril
liantly illuminated and the houses deco
rated, it being tbe inauguration of tbe
carnival. Tbe trades' parade and display
was a pronounced success, fully 3,000 peo
ple being in line, with floats, eta
At tbe deep-water convention at To
peka, Kan., tbe whole day of the 2d was
occupied in making speeches and nothing
material was accomplished.
A dispatch from Buffalo, N. Y.. says
that tbe two-masted schooner George
Finney, with a cargo of 20,000 bushels of
wheat from Toledo, encountered a water
spout while off Port Colborne recently
which damaged her considerably.
Earthquake shocks were felt in tbe
City of Mexico and surrounding country
on tbe 2d.
Destructive prairie fires were reported
raging in McLean County, fifty miles
north of Bismarck, N. Dak., which were
driven by the wind at a speed of sixty
miles an hour. The town of Washburn
had a narrow escape, the flames reaching
Within the limits. Many of tbe farmers
lost all they bad.
The Priests of Pallas parade at Kansas
City on tbe night of the 3d was a very im
posing and grand affair. Eighteen coun
tries were typified in tbe beautiful floats.
The weather was perfect, tbe crowd was
large and there was nothing to mar the
success of the occasion.
General Faulkner was found guilty
at New York of making a false report of
the Dansville National Bank in 1887. Ho
got a seven years' sentence.
During tbe progress of a prayer meet
ing in a Presbyterian church at Moss
Point; Miss., .the other night some un
known person fired into tbe edifice and
killed Daniel Mclnnis and bis little daugh
ter, Nellie, and seriously wounded Henry
The Department of State baaUreceived
n telegram from General Franklin, United
States Commissioner-Gsneral to tho Paris
Exposition, saying tbat ttio United States
exhibit bas been awarded fifty-three
grand priz?s, 193 sold medals, 271 silver
medals, 218 bronre medals and 220 honor
Charles Sparks, a deputy United
States marshal was killed at Bell Green,
Franklin County, Ala., recen'v by Lock
Ezzoll, who was resisting mrest Tula
. An explosion ia the Red Jacket shaft f
tbe Calumet and Hecla mine in the Uppc r
Michigan peninsula killed two men,
fatally injured two more and severely it -jured
seven others. The explosion wis
due to a miner striking a charge of dym .
mite with a pick. '
The steamship Earntnoor, which sailed
from Baltimore, ML, for Rio Janeiro A-
gust 29 foundered at sea September ,S
and it was thought the crew of niaete n
The other morning an attempt w; is
made to blow up the slaughter hou te
of J. & a Scanloa at New York. A dyn i
mite bomb was thrown ia through an op n
window, doing about $20 worth of das
age to the property, bat luckily injuring
bo one. The act is supposed to have been
committed by a discharged employe.
Mas. Kate L Nye, of Louisville, Ky.,
coaumitted suicide tbe other evening by
jumpbag frem ths third story window of
thehoase where she aad her hasbaad
were boarding. She was instantly killed.
Marital unhappiaess was the caase.
The revenue catter Rash has arrived at
Port To wasted frosi'AlasEa. Coasataader
Shepherd reported tbat he captured six
British sealers from Victoria, B. C, and
intercepted over two dosen.
Robert Rat Hamilton bas begun suit
at New York for a divorce from bis wife
The lunacy commission, consisting of
Drs. Fitch and Field, appointed to ex
amine the mental condition of Chris
Drihte. tbe old inventor, who shot and
killed Frederick Gesswein on September
12 at New York, have partially submitted
a report of their work. Dr. Fitch isof the
opinion tbat the old man is insane and it
is likely tbat Dr. Field will concur in the
finding of his colleague.
Sixteen monuments were dedicited on
the Gettysburg battlefield on tbe 3d. It
was Maine's day.
TnE steamer Geographic, of tbe Bos
siere line, lrom Montreal for Southamp
ton, collided with the Minnie Swift, a
sailing vessel, off St. Pierre Mi quel on re
cently. Both vessels sunk and a number
of lives were lost.
WniLE Martin Jascovitz, John Sindoky
and Tomaso Guard were prying down tho
top rock at Audenried, near Hnzeltou, Pa.,
recently tbe mass fell upon them, crush
ing and killing tbo two former and fatally
injuring tbe latter.
Three men were killed bv Rock Island
trains in different parts of Chicago on the
The steamer Corona, of the Ouachita
consolidated line, exploded her boilers at
Falze river, nearly opposite Port Hudson,
on tbe Lower Mississippi, causing tbe loss
of the steamer and forty lives.
A heavy west-bound passenger train
went otr tbe track at Cheyenne, Wyo re
cently, consequent upon spreading rails
due to rotten ties. Four ladies were seri
ously bruised, tbe conductor bad bis leg
broken and the porter bad his bead
Br tbe breaking of a scaffolding around
the steeple of a chnrch at Altenbrucb,
Hanover, recently, seven workmen were
precipitated 100 feet and instantly killed.
An explosion occurred on th Italian
war ship Formidable at Shields, England,
while taking on gunpowder stores the
other day. The naval officer in charge of
tbe work was killed and several of bis men
were sericudy injured.
Heavt rains have caused the destruc
tion of many houses in Quanajuata,
1 he "longs" have obtained an injunc
tion in Judge Shepard's court in Chicago
against the delivery of October pork.
THE City Hall at East Grand Forks.
Dak., was burned recently. The fire was
credited to one of the two hostile factions
in the city.
The Mount Mansfield Hotel, Stowe, Vt,
burned recently. Loss, $100,000.
Ward F. Johnston, wholesale dealer in
teas and coffees, Boston, has assigned
and offers to compromise for 40 cents on
the dollar in cash.
Three Mormon elders who had been
working in Wilson County, Tenn., have
been driven away by Whitecaps.
The United States District Conrt in
Texas has sustained the Contract Labor
law in proceedings instituted against tbe
Rio Grande & Eagle Pass railroad for
bringing in Mexicans to work. The-defendants
were fined $1,000 for each work
A collision occurred recently between
a passenger train and a freight train at
Lasswitz. in Posen. Four railway officers
were killed and many passengers injured.
Another awful tragedy growing out of
the Hatfield-McCoy feud is reported from
Pike County, Ky. John Hand, a relative
of Hatfield but not a member of the gang,
was to be married to Peter McCoy's
laughter. The mountaineers of both fac
tions swore the union should not oc
cur, and while the wedding ceremony
was taking place unknown assassins fired
into tbe room, killing Hand and his bride
and fatally wounding the clergyman.
The wife of Sheriff Sand, who eloped
recently from Little Falls Dak., with a
convict whom she released, has been
found at Casselton, Dak. Tho convict
was not captured.
Rncnns fnilnn. mnn', irll fnr h !
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seven uays enueu uctoner i nuninerea.
206, compared with 192 tbe week previous
and 221 the corresponding week of las?
year. Stringency in the Eastern money
market was causing trouble.
Clearing house returns tor the weak
ended October fi showed an average
increase of 2.8 compared with tbe corre
sponding period of last year. In New
York ibe increase was 2.5.
Bishop Vail, of the Episcopal Church,
diocese of xvansas, died at Bryn Mawr,
Pa., on the Ctb. He was born in Rich
mond, Va., October 21. 1812.
Four men were burned to death by a
fire at Lott's restaurant; Main street,
Winona, Miss., eirly on the morning of
tbe 6tb. Or the n n- men asleep in the
apartments above only fonr escaped, re
ceiving various injuiios in jumping out of
New York is the winner of this year's
League base-ball pennant
Tbe 206th anniversary of the landing of
the first Germans in America was cele
brated on tbe G;b, notably at Philadelphia
and St. Louis.
Mrs. Sheridan has np to date received
J20.0C0 royalty from the sale of General
The United Statos training ship James
town has arrived at Newport, R. L, from
Madeira, thirty-eight days; all welb
Daring tho voyage she encountered
hurricane and was comp&liod to lay to a
couple of days.
Moslems recently attacked a Hindoo
procession in Madras and a terrible riot
followed. Tbe troops were called out and
quelled the disturbance with much difQ
CJlty. Of the Moslems who took pert in
the fight 150 worn arrested.
The jury at Ruleicb, N. C. convicted
tne Uattio l
JTlJoyTe. 6f Cflmf
inal assault on Geneva Whittaker and
was sentenced to be banged November it.
An appeal was taken to the Supreme
Speculation was dull and prices barely
maintained on the London Stock Ex
change during the week ended October &
Americans were depressed owing to the
money squeezs in New York. In Paris
the bourse was firm with risiue ten
dency. The Berlin money market was
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toss, np to January 1. 18t9, of 2,1'Sf.o
marks oa its paid np capital of 3,133.101
marks. The Havana sugar market wai
Major J. 8. Brock, of the Macon (Ma)
Republican, bas received, word from the
Secretary of the Treasury tbat he bas been
appointed Chief of the Bureau of Statis
tics at ;3,XX a year, to date from tbe time
tbat be may qualify.
A Grand Abut movement to secure th
removal of General Grant's body to Ar
lington is on foot
Edison, tbe inventor, aad the widow of
General Grant were both passengers oa
the French steamer La Champagne, which
arrived at New York oa the Cth.
Tax province of Cagliari, Italy, has been
ravaged by a storm, in which 240
hoases were destroyed. 8ixteea persons
were killed and hundreds were injured,
Tbe town of Cagliari suffered severely.
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
A gasoline explosion at the residence
f J. W. Hill, editor of the Beatrice Re
publican, the other evening resulted ia
severely burning Mr. Hill, bis daughter
Elith and Jacob Shaw. Miss Hill was
the worst injured of the three, her cloth
ing having caught fire by tbe explosion,
and her father's injuries were the result
of his successful efforts in saving his
daughter's life by extinguishing tbe
i flames which enveloped her. Mr. Shaw
was burned while trying to throw the
blazing stove out of doors.
Ira Rakes, of Nebraska City, returned
to his home tbe other evening to find bis
furniture smashed and his w fe gone.
ABOUT eight hundred farmers of Lan-
caster County met at Lincoln in response
to call recently and organized against the
packers, who are shipping in dressed
meat and selling it to local dealer. A
committee was appointed to formulate a
plan of campaign and rtpirt at a meeting
to be held subsequently. The p'an which
seemed to be most pop ilar was a boycott
on tbe Iccal dealers and their p itrons.
Harvey Wheeler, who ws recently
tried in Wheeler County for the killing of
George Logan last spring, received a sen
tence of twenty years in the penitentiary.
E. G. Bartleit, known in pioneer days
as "Wild Curley,"- died at Kearney re
cently. In 1848 he walked from Wisconsin
to Omaha and joined Fro-nont's expedi
tion across the continent. Later he joined
tbe regular army and became a famous
scout, and was one of the survivors of the
Mountain Meadow massacre. His death
was caused by cancer of the tongue.
Application was made the other day to
the Attorney-General asking him to be
gin proceedings in the Supreme Court to
compel tbe several railroads in Nebraska
to adopt and put in foice the schedule
of coal rates recently made by the State
Board of Transportation. This order re-
duces tbe rates materially, and, although
promulgated some two months ago, has
never been obeyed.
Two freight trains on the Union Pacific
recently collided at Roscc, a small sta
tion near North Platte, and were bad y
wrecked. A tramp named J. Sowanl,
from Villhca, Iowa, was killed. Engi
neer Dillard. of North Platte, and Gilbert
Putz, a Pullman conductor, were badly
In a row in a negro saloon at Omaha
the other night Jack Kenney. colored,
made a desperate assault upon Tan Bow
man, also colored and proprietor of the
saloon, when Bowman shot and killed bis
assailant He was txoneratsd by the
When the six o'clock whistle blew at
Omaha the other evening, Tom Klopmau,
a ycung man belenging to a grading
gang, did not hear it and failed to stop
work. This so enraged John Quinlan, the
foreman, tbat he struck the young man
over tbe head with a singletree, iiifl cang
fatal injuries. The brute fled to escape a
mob, but was arrested.
In a recent quarrel over a tree claim in
Logan County William Wells shot and in
stantly killed James Gilkinson. The mur
dered man leaves a wife and eight chil
dren in destitute circumstances. Wells
escaped into the sand hills and nearly the
entire opulation of tbe county were after
him. This was the first murder in tbe
The other day a little girl, bound from
some point in Kansas to Linscott, Neb.,
fell from her seat in tbe Burlington truin
in a dead faint. When resuscitated tbe
passengers ascertained that she bad not
tasted food since she began her journey,
and the traveling men on the train pur
chased her a meal and collected a pure of
$15 aud presented it to her.
An aged citizu of Ogallala, named A. P.
Curtis, lately started out with a rope to
bang himself and bad written a farewell
note, 'I die to please others." when be
was discovered ami prevented from car
rying out his design. Ho is supposed to
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Cedar Rapids is to have a new ceme
tery with a square for the Grand Army
where a monument will be erected dedi
cated to the old soldiers.
Mrs. Brusha, mother of tbe B. & M.
agent at Wilcox, was fatally injured in a
runaway accident the other day.
Henrt Schultz and Frank Kennary.
two Beatrice boys aged fourteen and '
eleven respectively, recently borrowed a '
neighbor's team and struck out for the '
West The Schultz boy took $15 from un
der bis father's pillow and on arriving at
Diller bought tbe younger lad a suit of
clothes. They were arrested and taken
Frank Shoi.k, a Bohemian living a few
miles east of Valparaiso, committed sui
cide ih other morning by banging. He
bad just returned from Western, where
he became crazy drunk, and it is probable
that the widow will bring suit against the j
saloon keeper who sold him the whisky. I
An Englishman named Boar, aged f
IPTAntv.4nvpn unnliuri rnflir tn ffliA
clerk of Dawes County for naturalization J
papers in order to. become a homesteader.
He was married before Queen Victoria as
cended the throne and has been the father
of fifteen children.
Wilue Converse, a fifteen-year-old
boy of Chadron, ran awav from home Sep
tember 14 and as yet no news concerning
bis whereabouts have been received.
The institute for tho blind at Nebraska
City opened this season with forty-three
pupils and fifteen more will enroll later.
Faruers in the vicinity of Konesaware
sowiug wheat this fall, spring wheat hav
ing become very unpopular.
Peter Waldorf, of Western, is a pretty
good guesser. lie came within eleven of
guessing the number of packages required
4b build a house of coffee and yeast on the
Omaha fair grounds, and got a fifty
pound case of coffee in return for his
knowledge. The exact number used was
Mrs. John Shinrst, of Gilead. is under
arrest for attempted murder. While her
husband was asleep she stealthily ap
proached and struck him a murderous
blow on tbe bead with a corn knife. The
wound was considered dangerous.
A farmer near Dakota City gathered a
few ears of corn and figured out tbat
forty-three such specimens would make
one Lusuei oi shelled corn.
Tbe little child of Fred Kyriss, of Plum
Valley, Knox County, recently fell into a
tub of water and was drowned.
Seward is preparing to surprise the
world in the next census. Tbe report of
twenty babies ia ten days is why the
"Surprise" is contemplated.
Dr. Susan La Flesche, daughter of the
late chief of the Omaha Indians, has com
pleted her medical studies ia the East aad
has gone to the agency to accspt the ap
polatsaeat as physiciaa to the Omaha In
dians. The sheriff of Harlaa County offers a
reward for tbe recapture of A. C Harlaa,
who for the third time has escaped from
jail by tearing dowa the chimney ia the
jail aad crawling oat through the hole.
Tbers are twenty-eight paapers ia Col
fax County aad last year it cost $L71&9f
to support these.
PERISHED IN BEDt
Sleeplnsr Merchants Die In
i Tbe Intra rralrie Fire Checfcert (iale oa
Lake Ont.irio Twi I.ittUr Killed
; siuugleil t Heath on
Winona, Miss.. Oct 7 Firo broke ont
about 2:-P o'clock yesterday morning in
It. Lott's two-story restaurant on Main
street and in a few minutes the names
completely enveloped tht buildinr. the
upper story of which was ued for sleep
ing npaitments, m which nino man were
sound asleep. F vo of the men
escaped, but four were burned
to death. Ruf!i:i Thompson. the
head clerk, and Cecil Simpson another
clerk, escaped by climbing down tho
j awnius in front Jeff Kent, of Carroll
County and A. J. Cook and IV. I-. Alt'oi.i.
of Webster County, jumped from the
second story win-low to tue l ric: pave
ment blow and were Latily injured.
Cook's ankle being broken so badly that
amputation is thought to bo necessary.
Those who perished in tho flames wen-:
J. Thomn, a merchant of Cumberland,
Webster County; J. W. Lontry and Lon
Crouch, merchants of Hohenlimlen. Web
ster County, and Paul Williams, a fanner
of Sun cre;k, O&tibbelia County. All
of them were prominent tiiizins of
their respective communities and
wero en route home from Mem
phis where tbey wont to purch iso gioJs.
Every effort was made to save them, but
the flames were well under beadw.nv be
fore discovered, and by the time sufficient
help arrived the walls had fallen in. It
I was only by the most heroic efforts tbat
tne aiiioininc buildings ana stocKs were
saved. As soon as possible tbe debris
was removed and the almost unrecogniz
able bodies were recovered and will be
sent to their homes.
TUB PRAIRIE FIRE CHECKED
Fpirit Lake. Iowa, Oct 7. Tho prairie
fire that raged for two days in the east
ern part of Dickinson County extended
over a great part of Emmet County, run
ning to the Des Mciues liver. It was not
checked by any rivers or any slough,
as they were nearly all dry and
it would leap twenty rods over
sloughs that contained water. Many
thousand tons of hay were burned.
While fighting the firo the dress of Mrs.
A. N. Garde, wife of a farmer living en
the northern edge of tbe county, caught
Cre and before her husband co ltd render
any assista-ice her clothing was entirely
burned from her body. Owing to her in
ability to protect her head and face ber
hair was all singed eff and she inhaled
so much smok? and flames tbat she can
not recover. The fire was finally checked
by the railroad track and tho changing of
the wind from north to south.
COLLISION AT SEA.
London. Ojl 6. The State Line steamer
State of Georgia, from Glasgow for New
York, has returned to tbe Clyde, having
been in collision with the coasting steamer
Agate. Her bows were stove in; one man
wos killed. Her damage is all above tbe
wattr line. The vessel with which she
was in ollision was bound for Bowl
ing. A heavy fog prevailed at the time
of the accident The Agate struck the
State of Georgia on the port bow with
great force, smashing five of the tatter's
plates and ten of her frames. S veral of
the crew who were lying in their bunks
had narrow escnpes. One of them was
seriously injured. The name of the man
who was killfd was McGarrity. Tbe
Agate's forcastle head was smashed.
Waco, Tex , Oct 7. Saturday while
Mr. Thomas Byrum was at work in bis
gin near Agcilla, a station on tbe Houston
& Texas Central railway sixteen miles
from Waco, he stumbled and fell forward
on the saws and was dreadfully
mangled. His arm was split luil
length from fhouWer down. His skull
was cut to the brain. Death was in
stantaneous. His remains were removed
to tbe bouse of a neighbor where the
bleed ins form of tbe unfortunate was re
ceived by his sister, Mrs. Fleming, the
sight of which caused her to fall in a
deathly swoon, from which she did act
recover, but died soon after.
RALE ON LAKE ONTARIO.
Rochester, N. Y.. Oct 7. The gale has
been very severe on Lake Ontario. Sev
eral steamers which attempted to reach
Charlotte were forced to put back or ac
count of the terrible storm and many
boa's on th; lake sought shelter in tbe
harbor. Much complaint is made by ves
sel masters of tbe harbor light at Char-
lotto, the port at Rochester, as they claim
it can not l.e seen on the lake during a
severe storm. It is reported tbat four
me" were lot frm UrA hot the re-
port can not bo substantiated. The storm
is a severe one and it is feared much dam
age bas been done.
TWO LADIES KILLED.
Sandwich, 111.. Oct 7. Saturday even
ing Mr. P. C. Cook and Mrs. Samuel Ab
bey were crossing the Chicago, Burlington
& Quincy railway track at M?:n street
when tbe buggy in which they were riding
was struck by the fast west bound ex
press tram aud thrown a considerable dis
tance. Y'b-n picked up both ladies were
alive, but died in a shore time.
DesMoinls. Iowa, Oct. C The consti
tutionality of the Prohibitory Liquor law
has been reaffirmed by the Supreme Court
in an action in replevin involving the
right to the possession of a large quantity
of beer, all in sealed vessels bearing
United States internal revenue stamps
over tho plugs. Tbo good3 were shipped
to a resident of Keokuk, an agent of ' tbe
plaint.lf, and were offered for sale iu un
Dock Laborers Mrike Again.
Loxdon, Oct (i The laborers in the
wool warehouse on the London docks
hnve gone on a strike owing, as they
claim, to the preference given non-union
men by the mpioyers. Burns aad Tillett
the labor leaders, are trying to settle the
trouble, but it is feared the strike will
3fo Way of Trying- Xracte.
Stockton. Cat, Ot 6. The grand
jury of Ban Joaquin County has pre
sented its final report concerning the case
or ueputy united States Marshal Neegle.
Tbe refiort says tbe killing of tbe
late Judge Terry was deliberate, and
wniie tbe Constitution aad law of the
State require that a crime against its laws
sboald be tried thereunder, the accascd
was taken from the power of tbe State br
a process crainatiag from the United
States Circuit Conrt Tbe report con
tinues: "The United States Circuit Court
Lai decided tbat Neagle can not be tried
by a State court for want of jurisdiction,
from which it it fair to conclude that he
can aot be tried ia any court."
Private am! Public Servlci-t HcM Ovor the
Krinitiii't of tin Kx-f ivi.riiir.
ATOiuaoN, Kan., Oct 5. Thro was a
private funeral servica at thft ridence of
the I tto John A. Martin yesterday morn
ing in ndvanc; of the public service Tin
occurred nt 5:.1), ,-nd no onn was udmittod
to tlit parlors except tho f imiiy and other
relatives. K.v. I). D liop r. pistor,f
the Ii;iitist Church, conducted tho ser
vices. At nine o'clock the lody was borne to
the church with an escort of t;. A. it poit
No. 93, where it ly in statu until twelve
o'clccit nud was viewed by thousand,
including many di tutguished men from
At eleven o'clovk the schco s o? tho city
were disiui-tsed. and te-icher-t n:id chil
dren marched to the churcli to vu.w the
About ten o'clock a pcnil tra.n arrived
fiom Topeka bearing tho Staio oil! r,
G. A. It ami others, ami a tew n.itmtes
later a train an ived from I.oavt nnoriii,
br niug delegations from tho S.Mser'
Homo and the Fort The vNitur-i wen;
escorted to the church at onto to view tht
It wns part of the programme of thici!
izens that Senntor lull's should deliver
a eulogy at tht gr.tve. but Mr-. Martin d d
not approve of it. but requested insteud
that a memorial service lo held in the
near future, when she would like the Sen
ator to prom U'ico a eulogy. Mrs. Martm
also asked that there should be no Hoial
contributions on the occasion, desiring
nothing but the American flag should be
placed on the casket.
At noon the exercises at the church be
gan. The Rev. Mr. Proper preached the
sermon, which was brief. Many hundreds,
could not get into the church, but stood
waiting in tbe street
Mrs. Martin and her mother. Mrs. W. L.
Challis, did not attend tho public services.
After the sermon the body was sealeu
ia the casket and conveyed by the pall
bearers to a military caisson drawn by
lour splendid horses. It was placed upon
this vehicle and reverently covered wills,
the flag of the Eigbtli Kansas regiment,,
which the deceased cooiuiauded as Col
onel during the war.
Behind tbe caisson followed a magnifi
cent charger, led by two men, to represent
the Colonel's hors". This horse and the
caisson and its four horses were loaned
for the occasion by Governor Smith, of
the Ivavenworth Soldirs' Home.
The procession then formed in the fol
lowing order: City marshal nnd-quadot
police; officiating minister; dium corp-
from Leavenworth soldiers' home; funer.-il
escort of ten men; G. A. It posu ami old
soldiers generally; caisson bearing;
body, and guard of honor from
the Eighth Kansas; Coloiie.'s bois.
led by two men with sword end
boots lashed to the saddle; Ioyul !ogiu;
family in carriages; officers mid members
from Soldiers' Home; State tflicers; num
bers of Supreme Court; members or Sen
ate and House; ex-State ollit-er; mayor
and City Council; Board of Elucatiuu;
other city officials; civic societies.
The order of march was from th Itip
tist Church on Kansas avenue- to Fourth
to Commercial, to Tenth, to Mt. Vernon
The acting pall-bearers were all resi
dents of Atchison as follows: W. C. Mr
Pike, David Auld, D. C N-wcomb, Frank
Howard, E. K. Blair, & It Washer, J. W
Parker and John M. Price.
Illicit Love Cause William
I. l'urse to-
St. Josfpii, Mo., Oct 5 Word was re
ceived in this city of the arrest and nar
row esCipe from lynching of William I).
Purse, of Wallace, tinn. Purse was a
former resident ot St. Jo:cph and is well
known here, having removed to We-Wn
Kansas about a year ago. Tho story of
his crime and arrest is as follows: When
be mcvjd to Wallace he took with him tin
wife, to whom he had onlv been
married a short time, but soon after this
arrival he became infatuated with tl.
wife of a merchant named Jo?enh Wil
icartb, who was in busiurst nt Waliac.
Purse, to get rid of bis wife, sent her to a
relative in Indiana an I then began to
push bis attentions on Mrs. Wihn.irth
i until her husband became cog4,zanc
of what was going on. He threat
ened to kill Purse on sight if
the latter did not leave town,
and thinking that a slight change oi
scenery might do him good Purse . ft lor
Wa Keeney. but only remained away a
fhort time. Procuring a W inchestcr riflo
be returned to Wallace and laid in wait
for Wilmartb. concealing himself in an
empty building near the latter's store.
Unconscious o' the fact tbat Purse
was in the city, Wilmarth was en
tirely off bis guard and stepped
ont of his store in full view of his
enmy. Waiting until Wilmarth had
t-iken a seat on a box with bis back
toward him Purse opened fire, and at the-set-O'id
shot sent a bullet through Wil
mtrth's heart The shooting attracted a
crowd who were highly excited over the
unprovoked murder, and in a fear minutes
Purse was in custody and a rope produced
to lynch him, but better counsel prevailed
The Union Purine's Itoute.
Omaha. Noh.. Oct. .". General G. M.
Djdge. of th Texis& Fort Worth road,
said yesterday regarding Iho lease of tho
Fort Worth by the Union Pacific, that
while it was not definitely arranged in
just what way the Union Pacific would
take hold of the line it was dtcided defi
nitely to mnk- this its seaboard ronte. He
also said tbat the Union Pacific would
build to California in all probability, al
though the enallin? act bad not been
passed by tbe dirc ory. Both matters
will probably come Ifore the directory in
Topeka. Kan.. Oct 5 News comes from
Osae County that ail the coal miners em
ployed th-ro are on strikd. O-age coat
bas advanced W cents per ton m Topeka.
and if the trouble is aot soon settled it is
likely tho price will be higher next yeelc
The Santa Fe Company, which owns
many mines ia Osage County, are welt
supplied with coal for present necessities.
The strikers ask aa increase of oae cent
por bushel for mi-nn-r-
General HI sat Ieaf.
Fort Leavenworth; Kaiu. Oct & A.
telegram was received here yesterday
f :eraoon annoancing the death of Brevet
Brigadier-General Asa P. Blunt of tbe
quartermaster's departmeat, at Manches
ter, N. H. The deceased was a native of
Vermont, from which Bute he entered the
army in 1861 as adjutant of the Thud
Rise ha BecC
Crrr of Mexico. Oct 5. The pries of
beef has risen in the city markets. There
U a scarcity of Mexican cattle, and the
recent washiats bsve delayed shipments
from the North. Wbea tbe retaiiattfc
duties takes effect axt month tha prTs
of beef will still go higher.
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