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THE HEP CL0IJ1) CHIEF, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1890.
CAPITOL IS GUARDED
fillll No Ohrlco Made Indications of fieri
ou, TrotiMo tmliiri'il (loviMinr llradlry
anil Mii)nr .tull.ui to Station omcernNiiir
I-'n.i.NKrniiT, ICy., March 13. Tlio
capital was under constabulary riilo
to-day. Mayor Julian ordered about
twenty extra policemen to remain on
duly in the totunda of the eapilnl.
Tliey uro under command of Chief
To 1) In, witli instruction!! to keep thu
rotunda clour. Tills cour.su was de
cided on ly the mayor tifter consulta
tion witli the Governor, who Mild to
the mnyor that if Frankfort was tum
ble to uirord police protection to mem
hers, lie intended to do m if it loolc
every State guard in Kentucky.
Shortly tifter thu House opened,
Representative Ktiuliman walked
down thu tilslo tind begun to gather
up his papers about Ills desk. Mr.
Diinlup'wiiH not present.
Senators .lameit and Wnlton were in
thu llousu chamber ready to In; on
hand when thu joint session begun.
An soon at tlio Democratic leaders
found tlint the two members of thu
Janate, James und Walton, had hecured
admission to thu House chatuber, they
raised u protest. Mayor Julian, who
was nti hand with extra policemen,
was found and ashed to see Unit thu
men were removed peaceably from
the tloor of thu iiousu bufoic the joint
assembly convened In order that trou
ble might ho prevented.
Thu mayor refuted and said that It
was in the power of thu house, if It
chose, to eject the two men.
Senator llroiistou argued with thu
mayor, but without effect.
Special polleo just bofuro noon or
dered all persons in tho upper corri
dor to go below. When tho Senate
tiled to thu llousu chamber to ballot
for United States senator Mr. Duulap
had not arrived. When this fact bo
came known it served to cool to n
great degreu the excitement. It was
evident that thu elfort of thu Repub
licans to elect a senator to-day would
fail unless, of course, thu votu of Pop
ulist Poor had been secured.
lleforu thu call of thu roll on ballot
was begun Senator llroiistou stated
that he understood that there was
stationed In thu corridor a platoon of
police. Hu supposed for tho purpose
of preserving peaco und good oder.
Ho continued: "I ask why certain
persons now on the floor of this Ilniso
uro here. I ask that llrst as n request
und second as u motion ttiat everyone
bo excluded from tho lloor of this
riouse save members of thu joint as
sembly, ufllcers mid the press."
Tho chair thought tho motion was
out of order, but ho would put it to
tho assembly, '"ho Republicans re
fused to vote, with the intention of
breaking a quorum. Edrington voted
with thu lcmocrnt for thu motion,
as did Poor. Tho chuir announced
that no quorum hud voted and tho
motion whs lost. Thu presiding oflleer
announced that lm was still of the
opinion that seventy members con
stituted (i quorum, and would ho rule,
und that in all ballots for Senator,
seventy members must bo voting to
Tho roll call showed 130 members
present. There weru two pairs. The
ballot resulted: lUaekburn .11, Carlisle
12, Ruokner 1. Tho Republicans and
Populist Poor refused to votu und tho
chair declared no election.
Upon motion thu assembly ad
journed until to-morrow.
Tho Democrats are much pleased
with tlio ruling of Lieutenant Govern
or Worthington in to-duy'H joint
assembly and say if seventy votes aru
required for n quorum, us stated by
him, that there will bo no election this
tmlUnn's (loiernor ltellcve ll.irrlmin
Will 1)3 Ilonomliintcd.
Inpianai-ous, lud., March 13. Gov
ernor Matthews last night discussed
Republican candidates, and when
isked us to tho nomiuec, replied cm
phuiiclully: "Harrison. I should not
he u bit surprised if the convention is
(tnmpeilcd for General Harrison. I
liuvo not thought, and do not think,
thut the general lias been out of the
race tit any stage. His letter, I titii
forced to suspect, was one of policy."
".Next to General Harrison I look
apon Allison us thu probablu nominee.
Ilo is a safe, conservative mnii, but hu
hicks a g.iod deal in courage and
Qrniness. 1 do not regard Reed
is ut nil in the race. .McKlnlev'a
men uro overdoing their efforts,
mil I do not regard him us u most
lerlous quantity. Hu Is making ene
mies perhaps faster than he Is makiii"
friends. 1 think that hu lias treated
senator Cnlloni outrageously. Morton
ts not even u factor. Hu
has been put up for the same purpose
InNow ork that quay has constituted
nimself n factor to perform In Penn
sylvania that is, simply to see that
Unit tho Statu gets recognition and
stakes itself felt."
NATIONAL REFORM PARTY.
Conference, at 1'ltUliuri; Itcmilu In tho
roriimtlim of n New 1'urty.
riiTWii'iin, Pa., March 13. Tho sec
ond day's session of tho national con
ference called by tho committee of nil)
in tho interest of united national
rcfSrui, convened in old city hall at
10:30 yesterday. It was decided to
name tho new party "Tlio National
Reform Party," and a national con
vention wus called to meet in Pittsburg
on May lifl. J. S. Coxe.y spokeon non
Iuterest bearing bonds.
llrltNIi Hum No Our.
London, March 13. Tho Chronicle
lias u second long article, following up
its critical examination of tho con
tents of the Venezuelan blue book.
The Chronicle contends that tho very
documents which ure quoted to sup
port tne Ilrltlsli case disprove the
JJrilish claim bused on the Dutch pos
sessions and occupation In thu eight
eenth century. It fears that the entire
case is vitiated by the iissumnt on that
roving descents by tho Dutch on tho
conn uiitl Inland rivers for slave tr.wo
purposes constitute an effective occupation
MORE DEBATEON CUBA.
No Alm'riiirnt of Public Intercut In th
WARriNOTo.v, March 13. There is no
abatement of public iuterest In tho
Cuban detulo in tho Senate us is
evinced by tho hirgo crowds which
contliu'.o to fill tho galleries to their
After an hour was consumed in
clearing uway routine matters, tlio
Cuban resolutions wero laid before
tho Senate and Mr. Hill of Now York
was recognized. Ilo was given
mnrked attention and in opening said
ho would voto against tlio conference
report und would confine his remarks
mainly to an explanation of his rea
sons therefor. Ho pointed out that
tills being a conference report, the
resolutions could not bo amended. Ho
would, therefore, voto against tho re
port, that ut a subsequent time amend
.incuts might bu made. Tho senator
objected to thu third clause
of tho resolutions, which Mutes
thut the United States has not inter
vened in thu struggles between any
Kuropuun governments und their col
onics, but owing to the proximity of
Cuba, thu United States should bo
prep.ireu to intervene. This ho de
clared to bo ambiguous and unmean
ing. We had Intervened m micIi
controversies. Wo had Intervened und
recognized the countries which had
been colonies of .Spain. The phrase
"the United States should bepropurod
to protect the legitimate lntoreits of
our citizens by intervention," s nindod
like a threat, or it was huucoiiib
'If tills rusolutoti means that wo
should Increase our uiiny. let us 'iy
so frankly, and frame n" bill for that
purpose," said Mr. Hill. "If It means
wo should Increase our navy, lut im
B'uto it frankly und fearlessly und
tranio ii bill to that end. Let "us not
indulge in idle boasts and threats and
doubtful phrases as to our being pre
pared to protect legitimate interests
"At - o'clock there was a contest for
precedence between tho Cuban resolu
tons and the Dupont election ease,
whi"ii was settled by laying aside tho
Dupont case, while Senator Sherman
addressed the Senate in support of the
Mr. Sherman discussed nt length
the character of tho resolutions and
thu conditions existing in Cuba. It
wus not best to send joint resolutions
to the President, as it would compel
his action in ten days, and this was
nut judicious. Hu hud confidence In
tlie President. There wero political
differences between tliem, but, he
added, "No ono doubts his courage;
no ouo doubts his fidelity to the Hag of
Mr. Sherman referred to General
Weyler as a butcher und said tho con
ditions in Cuba were flagrant.
if war dors not exist in Cuba," ho
said, "where outsido of hell does it
Speaking of tho demand for facts,
lie said that Senator Lodge hud ob
tained from Secretary Olney ample
facts to justify the resolutions, but for
obvious reasons those could not bo
At the conclusion of Mr. Sherman's
speech the Dupont case was taken up
and Mr. Pritchard of North Carolina
addressed the Senate in favor of seat
ing Mr. Dupont.
A CUBAN OFFICER TALKS.
Colouel 1'erc. of Maceo'n Stuff .Say Lib
erty li nt Hand.
Ni:v Voiiic, March :3. Colonel TreiD
crico (). Pore., ch'ef of stuff of Gen
eral Maceo of Cuba, Is in the city on n.
secrot mission. Ho will return to
Cuba in a few days.
In tin Interview last night he said:
'When I loft Cuba General Gomez and
General Maeeo wero sutlslled with the
existing conditions. The raid through
thu central provinces has been pro
ductive of good results. Tlio Cubans
gained nritn, umiuuiiltloii and men.
In the eastern part of tho isl.ind over
1,000 .Spanish regulars have deserted
to tlio Cubans. Maceo and Gomez
now have an army of about ilo.ooo
men in the central provinces. Tlio
Cubans have throughout tlio island
about 00,0011 armed men and nbout ID,
00J partially armed. Of the armed
men about one-third tiro cavalrymen,
who have plenty of good horses. The
Spanish mounted infantry tiro no
match for them. Since Go'ncrnl Wey
ler took control tho Spaniards htivo
done unluing. I was in tlio ten years'
war und saw the Spaniards fight Uko
demons. .mv they seem to liavo no
heart for their work-. Tliev appear to
bo very much demoralized "on account
of tlio movements of tho American
C'ulii l-mici ro.t'jgo stump.
Nr.w Yoisk, March 1 1. Tho Cuban
Junta has Issued a quantity of postngo
stamps as a means of facilitating tho
mails to and from Cuba, and nlso for
tho purpose of raising revenue, in
tli ) Kastern provinces of Cuba, where
thu insurgents Hold sway, tho old
postal service is preserved, mail mat
ters being ticeepted by tlio prefects of
different towns on payment of spec
Hied sums, when it is forwarded by
messenger to the prefect of thu plnco
neaiest its destination and thenee dis
tributed No postage stump has here
tofore been mod In tliis service.
1'rcarlier l.efinn to I.'.it KpmMi Onion,.
YoiMisiowN. Ohio, March l;i. A
banquet was given by tlio Ministerial
Association of this city to a number of
tliu ministers of the nckMihorlm.
f towns. As ii sldedish Spanish milmu
wero served. A resolution was at
once ollered that the onions should
not bo eaten, thus censuring the
course ubii'li Sn..(., i. " .
. ' -'! in I'llinillllg Willi
regard u. the insurgents in Cuba. Tho
resolution was adopted and no onions
No Knttlnmmt Yet.
WARm.Notn.v, March 13 It can bo
stated positively that no settlement
bus been reached on tho Vciav.uolnn
question, but, according to tho best
authority, matters uro proceeding in
shod n manner as lo warrant thu"be
lief that there will bo u satisfactory
ou come. .
A Territory of Al.ukm
W'ARiilNfiTOX, March 13. Tho House
cninuittoo on territories decided to
day to recommend tho passagu of a
It. 1 1 crontiil! :i territorial form of ..
eminent fr Alaska and giving the
I iunit'jrv u du'tcaiu bj Congress.
A SHAKE-UP AT WICHITA.
(iireepliiff ItrmoriiM follow Snilth'H i:n
trnnen lo tlio I'otlio Hoard.
WicmiA, Kan,, .March M. Sweep
ing changes in tlio police department
of this city marked the Induction Into
ofllco to-day of Oscar '.. Smith. Smith
was tendered thu office of secretary of
tiie polleo board, miido vacant by the
removal of S. D, Llouranco ny Gov
ernor Morrill last week, lfo was
sworn in this morning Immediately
thereafter Chief of Police C. li.
llurrows, Police Judge C. M.
Tucker und Olllcers Ron Reynolds,
Henry For by. W. W. Haines, Jueoli
Harmon, A. M. Sutton and U. F. Dra
per wero removed The now appoint
ments uro as follows' Chief of police,
Frank Hurt; police judge, Thomas C.
Wilson; clerk and turnkey, lien Down
ing; polleo olllcers, lied ford Woods,
Harry Sutton and C IJ. llurrows.
Hurt Is the secretary of the Order of
tho Mystic Ilrotherhood, and Wilson
is chairman of the Republican county
central committee The members of
the present board say their policy will
be to enforce the law.
SHE DEFIES THE LAW.
A St. Joseph Woman Threatens to lU'slst
n JmlRiiient hy 1'oreo of Arum.
Sr. .lomii'ii, Mo.. March 13, Mrs.
Jennie Clay, the young woman who
had a fight with Lawyer John Landls
in a court room a few days ngo. has
notified the judge and ofucors of the
law that she will kill the oflleers if
they como into her house und attempt
to rcraoio the furniture for which
judgment was given against her. Tho
Hiingenstock Furniture company sued
Mrs. Clay for the uinount duo on a bill
of furniture, and it was during tlio
trial of the case that she attacked tho
lawyer for the plaintiff. Mrs. Clay
went to the otlice of the constable to
day and notilled the oflleer that if ho
attempted to remove the furniture slio
would shoot him. She also made a
similar statement to the court and the
hherlff. Thoso who know the young
woman arc satisfied that she will carry
her threats into execution.
MELVILLE SALTER DEAD.
II YTtLM n I'romliient Kansas 1'olltlrlnn
nnil Wus Twice Lieutenant Governor.
Foijt Scott, Kan., March 13. An
cx-lieutcnant governor of Kansas,
Melville J. Salter, died at his country
home, near tins city, at 4 o'clock yes
terday morning of tlio grip. He was
taken sick in tlio Republican county
convention in this city a week ago to
day while fighting for tho indorse
ment of K. 11. Funston of Allen coun
ty as the second choice of thu conven
tion for Congress. Governor Suitor
had been one of tho most active poli
ticians of Kansas
From Kutiterratieiin Sonrret.
Omaha, Neb., March 13. A strange
phenomenon has been noticed in vari
ous parts of Nebraska. Water stands
higher iu wells and is found in larger
volumes in streams than for several
years at this season. There lias been
very little rain in Nebraska during
the past fall and winter, yot streams
which wero dry last year uro filling
witli water from some unknown
source and wells show more water
than usual. Tho weather bureau has
begun an investigation and the rail
roads tire assisting.
A Cohan Itrterultlni; Acency at Omaha.
Omaha, Neb., March 1.1. An agency
to enlist recruits for tlio insurgent
army of Cuba will be located here. A
man witli that object in view arrived
several days ago and now is ready to
enlist everybody whoso sympathy for
the struggling patriots is of sufllcient
strength to induce him to fight. Tlio
recruits unrolled thus far consist
largely of loungers about the saloons.
The scheme is looked upon with favor
by tho local police, nnd they give what
encouragement they can.
Thu St. I.auU Comcntloii Hull Dentin.
St. Louis, Mo., March 13. Work
began to-day on the auditorium in
which the Republican national con
vention will be held next June. Ac
cording to thu plans und specifications
tlio structure must bu completed by
May 20 and removed after November
1. The hall will be the largest that
has ever been specially i reetcd for a
national convention, anil will com
fortably sent 11,000 people. Tho Pop
ulist national convention will also bo
held iu this hull in July.
A Menaci) to Society.
Topiika, Kan., March 13. Stuto
Labor Commissioner llird makes sen
sational charges against the majority
of employment agencies in Kansas,
declaring that many of them livo und
thrive on tho money they filch from
poor working girls, and that some of
thum are in tho procuring business.
Ho lias prepared und is sending to nil
tho cities of the llrst cltisr. an ordi
nance which, if passed, will drive
them out of business,
Dueitroir Sentenced to Hani-.
Union, Mo., Marcli 13. Dr. Arthur
Duestrow, the millionaire murderer of
St. Louis, who was convicted in tlio
circuit court here n short t into ngo of
killing his wife nnd child in St. Louis,
wus brought bufore Judge llirzoi to
day a ml sentenced to be hanged April
i'i. Duestrow will be sent baclc to tho
St. Louis jail for safe hooping.
Nino It IT. Men S'mpciiclcil.
Lawi:i:nck, Kan., Mtircii 13. The
faculty investigation of tlio junior
not resulted in tho suspension of nine
men for thirty days each. The inves
tigation will bo continued ami fur
ther suspensions nro exnentcd.
Toxa .I.ill lllrdi.
Austin. Tex., March 13. The peni
tentiary board was in Fession yester
day. The report of tho superintend
ent for tho month of February was
examined and approved, showlug tlio
number of new convicts received for
the month to bu '.08; total number of
convicts on hand February 30, 4,103.
Illi S;ireo Will font lllm UU Life.
Nr.VAitA, Mo., March l, Tlioman
Garber of Rich Hill was fatally In
jured this morning by being tun over
by a "Kuty" freight train. Ho wai
intoxicated. His head and arms were
EUROPE CAN BliEATirE
THE ITALIAN CRISIS NEAR
ING THE END.
General ynlrt Ttcitornl --Tltr Trotilile, It
l Cliiliiti'd, Stri-nctlieiiM the Dri'lliunif.
nnd liKreaim the (loo'l Will of (iriat
Itrllsln -A No ill Contention.
Romk, March M. Out of the storm
rf popular anger which spread over
Italy when the news of thu defeat of
the army under General llaratierl in
Abyssinia readied here, a feeling of
great resentment toward tho Italian
commander is all thut remains. Riot
ing bus ceased. The Reservists who
fled from the country rather than go
to Africa tit the call of the government
fertile class of ldTi, are returning,
und it is not believed any steps will bo
taken to punish thum. Negotiations
with Kink Menellk have been opened,
so it iHiintlcip.iled that peace will be
concluded before long, and tlio war
olllco has countermanded tho instruct
ions sent to various points for the hur
rying forward of reinforcements to
Africa. The new cabinet is at work
and tho financial situation ib brighter
Conferences which havo taken pluco
hero between the Marquis dl Rtidini,
tlio new premier, tho Duke of Sermon
eta and King Humbert, and the con
stant exchange of telegraphic mes
sages between tills city und IJcrliu,
havo been coincident witli tho meet
ings iu llerlln of the Austriun minis
ter of foreign affairs, Count Golu
chowski, tlio German foreign minis
ter, Huron Marschatl von llieberstein,
tlio Italian ambassador to Germany,
Count Lanza di Duscti. und the it'n
pciial chuncollor, Prince Hohenlolie,
supplemented by audiences witli Km
Out of these exchanges of views has
grown a miicli healthier state of affairs
for till Kurope. An Italian loan, it is
sttited, could not have been floated iu
London and tlio half-pledged support
of Great llrituin to tliedielbund.ti sup
port hitherto involving little else than
uu irritating uncertainty is ru
mored to have developed into a much
more cordial and solid understand
ing with tho powers forming tho
dreibund. Iloth Hmperor Francis
Joseph and Kmporor William havo
striven to relievo the strain here, and
now comes tlio report that Kmporor
William of Germany, Kinperor Francis
Joseph of Austria, and King Humbert
will ineet at Genoa in a few days anil
that a series of brilliant fetes will
mark this public proof of the renewal
of tho ties whiuli compose tho drei
bund, which is intended to demon
strate to all whom it may concern that
Italy, instead of being friendless,
upon the verge of bankruptcy and en
cumbered by a tottering throne, is
strong in tlio earnest support of Ger
many und Austria and will bo backed
by Great liritain iu any great emer
Finally, it is stated that before tlw
emperors meet at Genoa, Kmperor
Francis Joseph will have succeeded in
reconciling Queen Victoria with her
imperial grandson, and so the peace
of Kurope, it is hoped, will bo further
cemented and tho possibility of a
European war will bu driven further
to tho background.
All messages from Africa tend to
confirm the most alarming reports as
to tlip extent of the disaster at Ado wah,
and although the official figures have
not yet been made public it is admitted
that over 12,000 men were killed,
wounded, or mado prisoners. It is
believed that tho loss of Abyssiuiun3
was almost ns great. The Abysslnlaus
captured almost all the Italian artil
lery, ammunition and supplies.
General liaratlcrl, however, repeats
tbat the disaster, though uiiuvok' lble
under the circumstances, wtis not duo
to any desire to strike a big blow be
fore the arrival from Italy of his suc
cessor, General Raldissera. He claims
that tho plan of battle was carefully
mapped out between himself and his
generals, that all tho latter approved
it, nnd that it would have succeeded
had it not been for tho fact ttiat the
native troops under the Italian flag
became panic stricken and so brought
about tlio complete defeat of the
Disinterested judjres still hold that
tho real cause of the defeat of the
Italians is to bo found iu the almost
unceasing clamor of certain newspa
pers of tills city and other parts of
Italy at tho alleged inaction of Gen
eral llaraticria. These apparently un
just comments upon hti conduct of
tho campaign seem to have goaded
hltn to push forward when good gen
eralship would liuve avoided such a
"if ho had only waited for his rein
forcements," say his friends. And
tills seems to bo tlio key to tho wliolo
General llaratierl lias arrived at
Massowuli. Hi Is prostrated over his
defeat. Ho deeply deplored the dis
aster, but had nothing to reproach
liimsolf with, und was ready to meet
any charges nnd to endure tlio conse
quences of his misfortune.
Kt. Joeph Democratic, Ticket.
St. .losni'll, Mo., Marcli 1 1. Tho
Democratic city convention met yes
terday and put up the following
ticket; For mayor, K. Lawrence Voor
hles; treasurer, Rolce Gilkoy; auditor,
Purd Wright; police judge, James
Ryan; city attorney, Joshua Graham.
Tho freo silver clement, after a hard
light, was victorious iu naming its
Civil Jurisdiction In Inillan Territory,
W'Asni.NinoN, March 1 1. Tlio House
committee ou judiciary ugreed to-day
to favorably report a bill to give tlio
courts of Testis, Arkansas nnd Kansas
jurisdiction over criminal and certain
civil cases of tho Indian territory,
which they hud under tlio act of 1S7.".
NO SENATOR YET.
Kepulilleatu Aj;ln Itefini) to Voto la
tliu Kentucky I.o;l mire.
FitANUi'oitT, liy.. Marcli 14. The
roll call in tlio Joint assembly showed
1-S members present, sixty-lfvo being
decessary to n choice. Tlio ballot re
sulted: Illuckbtirn 50, Curlislo 13,
The Republicans again refused to
vole nnd thero was no quorum. When
Populist Poor's name was called hu
ruhitcd to voto. Tho chair announced
that there had been no election. The
assembly theu adjouruml.
HIS HOROSCOPE VERIFIED
Dr. Ilurchlll I.onr lll l!)r MkM nnd UoIIi
CiilCAno, Marcli 14. Dr. A. V. Rurg
hill, who caused ti sensation recently
by offering, through a Chicago paper,
to sell himself for 8-",f)00, doing any
thing, even sacrificing his life if tho
purchaser required it, was Injured in
nn explosion last evening. The fj.'i.Oo!)
wns wanted, ho said, to provide for
liis aged mother. Tho explosion was
in connection witli hazardous experi
ments in flash-light photography,
previous trials of which in this city
had Invariably resulted disastrously,
llurghlll lost both of his eyes, and
both of his hands wero so mutilated
that they will have to be amputated.
"1 cannot understand these stars.
From their appearance it looks like I
WOUld 1)1! llllllll lii.fnn. T ill., 'I'l.ta
was the remark of Dr. llurghlll, ad
dressed to his landlady, Mrs. A. Craw
ford, Wednesday afternoon. The pre
diction was verified last evening. Tho
doctor has mado out his own horo
scope. The accident occurred in the ofllco
of W. ('. Llndqtiist, nnd the detona
tion was of such volume that it was
heard half a mile tiwtiy.
Photographer Vernon W. Lawrence
was iu uu outer room when the ex
plosion occurred. Less than two
months ago. when Lawrence was in
search of tho nnino flashlight effect,
damaged his gallery and injured him
self, but this did not deter him in his
investigations. Kurly in February lie
made unotlicr experiment. Like" the
lirstone. It ended in a demolition of
retorts, bottles ami tubes, and nearly
killed him. II is gallery was al
most wrecked and it, wns some
time before he was able to lesuuie his
work. In tl.o hope that others could
mil him, he inserted nn advertisement
in ono of thu Chicago papers, saying
ho would pay liberally for the discov
ery of the combination he sought. Ho
desired a stronger flash light than is
now known in tlio photographic art
Dr. llurghlll answered the advertise
ment, telling Lawrence that ho had
made tlio discovery lie was seeking
for. A meeting was set for last even
ing at Dr. Lindqulst's laboratory, nnd
it wan while 1 turir liill wns mwruii-lnn-
tho mixture for producing the flash-
iigtu mat me explosion occurred.
Ilurchlll is a Russian exllo nf mii!:
mid a man of fine education. He re
ceived various lienors and medals from
tlio Lusslan government, but was ban
ished from Russia four years ago for
his advocacy of hotter treatment for
the Jews and Lutherans. Ho went to
Sweden, but was forced to leave that
country too. because he criticised the
Lutherans there. While in Itussto b
was for a time in tlio employ of tlio
Jtussiau secret service. Ilo received
honors from the czar, among them be-
ill" tbu Knmii'Mihui Iron mut nml
after tho great Nihilistic riots was
presented wiin tne urticr oi tliu Cross
of St. George by the emperor himself
foi conspicuous bravery.
In America his life hud been a fail
ure, unit seeing poverty and perhaps
death staring him in the faco he be
came (InsiM-riitn nnd wnitn n. li-tlnr (n
one of the Chicago papers in which ho
oitercti to sou iiuuscii lor 50, ooo. lie
declared lie would do anything tlio
btiver nfJted. Up Kniil lio ivmilii trill
or steal or kill liimsolf if insured in
his mothers favor. No name accom
panied this strange letter, but it was
ntlli1ts1lf.il rtml nttrn,tnrl tlio tit font t.,n
of it man who offered to nid tlio writer
if he would find him. After an inves
tigation it was found that Rurtrhlll
was thu writer, but that bu bail re.
pented of his rash offer.
EASTER FOR A HOLIDAY
A Kaunas Kan I'etltlons for Us ItecoR
nltlon. Washington, March li. Hugh Cam
eron of Lawrence, Kan., by proxy
held tlio Senate's interest this after
noon with a degree of appreciation
nnd amusement not often exhibited.
Senator Puffer presented n petition
from Mr. Cameron and although tho
rules of tho Sena'o i-cquiro that such
matters shall bo read by titlo only,
this petition excited nn Interest which
could be satiated only by reading in
The petition runs: "To tho Congress
of tlio United States of America:
Your petitioner, the undersigned, re
spectfully usksyottr honoroablo bodio3
to malie the fith of April a national
holiday, it being thu day on whiuh
the King of tlio Jews, whom Pontius
IMate caused to be crucified April ',
A. 1). 3J, achieved his splendid victory
over tlio gruve.
"This King of tho Jew has always
been a true friend of the United States
of America. Ilo was with Washing
ton nnl his compatriots during their
great struggle for independence, and
was also witli the Tnlon army through
the entire war to maintain that inde
pendence with union and liberty.
"Unquestionably this King hits dono
more to establish nnd maintain free
government on this continent and to
make the I'nited States of America a
respectable nation than any other
king; and so wo as individuals mid as
a nation ought not to bo ashamed
witli frankness und tilncrity to ac
knowledge that we owo Him it debt of
gratitiu'o which wo will never bu fully
able to liquidate.
"For all these and many other ob
vious reasons, the undersigned hopes
that your honorable bodies will, with
out delay, make resurrection day a
national holiday, for which wo will
The resolution went to tho commit
tee on judiciary.
I'irer lleclliirt With Thanh.
Hi.ooMlNOioN, 111., March It. Ex
Governor Flfer litis declined to accept
Ills election us a member of the Repub
lican national committee for Illinois,
owing to private nnd profonional bus
iuess, mid ba,ug out of politics.
lt.ite for tho Itepiititlruii Contention.
Sr. Lot'is, Mo., March 1 1. The
Western Passenger association bus de
cided to make a rate of ono fare for
thu round trip for tho Republican
national convention to bo hold hero in
June, and thu Populist and liiuiottillla
national conventions to bo held lioro
Kauvu City, linn., UanU tt'JOO.OOO,
WAHiiiNfiTo.v, Marcli 14. Congress
men llluo and Miller appeared before
tho Ilouso committee ou public build
ings mid grounds iu advocacy of n bill
appropriating S'000,000 for a federal
building iu Kansas City, Kuu.
MAY SUPPORT CALDEWLL.
The K u n mill roiulltle Altllmtn on tit
Tot'iiKA, Kan., Mtireh H. The Pop
tilbls have secured from the railroads
a round trip rate of one fare for their
Statu convention tit Hutchinson next
week. The tickets will bo on stile
Tuesday and will be good returning
until the LOth. Chairman Ilrcidonthal
looks for a big uttendaiico nnd says
there will be 500 candidates for tlio
ninety-two delegates Kansas will have
in tlio St. Louis convention. Ho says
Kansas may support Judge II. 0. Cald
well for President If Arkansas mitt
Texas do so, but all will depend upou
Caldwell himself. If lie will give some
sort of an utterance that will guaran
tee him to be in line with Populist
notions he will no doubt bo considered.
Mr. Uriodenthtil personally is for
Lloyd, tho Chicago lawyer und author
of works on reform.
"TIGER BILL" RESIGNS.
The AMUtmit Attorney (Joncrul ut Wich
ita !Ivm Up tlio right.
Wichita, Kan., March U W. P.
Cnmpbell, known as "Tiger Rill," for
warded the following letter to Attor
ney General Dawes this morning:
"Hon. F. II. Dawes-Dar Sir: I
hereby tender my resignation as as
sistant attorney general for Sedgwiak
county, to take effect forthwith. Very
respectfully, W. P. Campbell."
This is tlio result of the recent
change in police cfntnlj.sinnors which
deprived Mr. Campbell of ull assist
ance from pollee or other ollicial
FIRE IN OKLAHOMA.
Hinge. Stock und UuIMImsh Daimigcil
to tlio i:.tcnl of .Many TIioihuiuIk.
GirrimiK, Oklu., March li. A prairie
fire raged for three days near Hard
est jf, Heaver county, doing many
thousands of dollars damage to runge,
stock and buildings. The ranches of
James England, John Hutchinson,
William Ilouser, T. F. MoMans nnd
George Henderson were devastated.
Mrs. Carter, who was alone tit home,
fought the lire for hours, saving tier
homo mid most of her husband's
stock. She was found lying on tho
prairlo unconscious by her husband
ou his return home.
To Iletciii' Iloolln nnd Katillcr.
Gtmir.ii:, Oklu., Marcli 14 Last
night a posso of deputy marshals
started to take Rill Raldlcr. the out
law, to Kuid, where he said lie could
givo bail, but after they had departed,
Murshul Naglo leunied that the bail
idea was simply a ruse to get Rnldler
where he could bo rescued by his pals,
and at onco dispatched word to bring
him back. Tlio posso received tlio or
der when only half way to Knid, and
nt once returned, landing Rnldler in
bis steel cell before daylight. It is
certain that Raidler's und Doolin's
friends are planning a raid to rdcaso
them, but just how they intend oper
ating cannot be learned by the ofll
eers and all aro very apprehensive.
Victory for tho Iteeil Men.
Giniiiui;, Ok., March 14. Cyrus Lc
laud and the other McKlnley mis
sionaries returned to Ktinsus yester
day, not eating to get into tlio
personal fight on between Republicans
here. The City Republican club took
a stand for Reed und denounced tho
McKlnley club us a faku organization,
existing only on paper. A large mass
meeting was held at the opera liouso
Inst evening. Though strong efforts
were made to get McKiiiloy resolu
tion! in, they faiied, nnd tlio mooting
declared far an unlnstriicted delega
tion to St. Louis, which is a victory
for the Reed men.
A Woman Tramp Locked In n Hot Car.
Four Scott, Kun., Murch II. A
middle aired woman giving her name
as Mrs. Mary Watson, wns discovered
in a scaled box car on the Kansas City,
Fort Scott & Memphis road iu tills
city tills morning. She had been
locked in tlio car for a day mid night
without fond or water. She said she
got into the ear at Ash Grove, Mo.,
intending to ride to Kansas City, not
suspecting that the ear would be de
layed. When found she was faint for
want of food. She was furnished
transportation to Kansas City to-day
by t.io city authorities. Slio is tlio
first woman trump the railroad men
Kt. .lolin Ilim No Ilcilro for Olllco.
Oi.ATiin, Kan.. March 14. Kx-Gov-nrnor
John P. St. John denies the
statement made iu newspaper dis
patches that lie is or will bu a candi
date for president of tlio United
States on tlio Populist tickot, or a
candidate for congress in the Second
district on that ticket. Furthermore,
lio says thnt lie is not an aspirant foi
tiny publjc olllco within thu gift ol
Oil struck Near IJnlontoivn, Kan.
FohtScott, Kan., Mtireh II. The
Standard Oil Company's drillers
struck oil last night near Fniontown,
fourteen miles west, of here, and tho
people in that vicinity nro much ex
cited. Tho drillers nro working night
mid day, and tlio company's expeit
lias been called here from Neoilesha to
make mi analysis. Price of laud has
A farmer's Wlfo Coinniltt Hulelilr.
RitncKiNitiDOK, Mo., Marcli li. Mrs.
Arthur Moorshead, wife of one of tho
most popular farmers in this county,
committed suicido in their burn on
their f n rtn ubout three miles southeast
of tills city by hanging horaelf with a
Sensational Oklahoma Dlvorro Suit.
GirrmtiK, Oklu., March 14. Mrs.
Seniphliut Thompson yesterday begnu
suit against her husband, W. II. Thomp
son, for dlvorcu and $30 a month ali
mony; nnd against Thompson, M. L.
Carlislo and .Matilda Leach for 815,000
damages. All of tho parties ure from
Greeuburg, hid., ami tho Thompsons
have beun prominent at Wichita, Kun.
The case will bo a sensational oue.
Murk Twain III In India.
London, Mtireh it. Samuel L.
Clemens (Mark Twain) Is reported to
be dangerously ill at Jeyporo, India.
Thu uutureof his illness is uot stated,
. .. L WyT fa,tf asnfl-
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