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OASIIIER GOES WRONG
FORT SCOTT BANK RODBED OF
All Hut Two Thousand Dollars In Cndi
Stolen by ttio Cnshtor Tim Ilest Secur
ities llcdlscounted The KmboixlcrToo
III at Present to Ho l'laced Under Ar
rest Depositor of tlio llnnk Greatly
Excited How tlio Money Wat Lost.
Wns Nobbed of $00,000.
jfor.f .Scott, Kan., Oct IS. Tltc ag
gregate of the embezzlement from tho
closed Stato bank of this city of ox
Cashier J. R. Colcan is declared by
Vice President J. S. Stewart to be
fully 550,000. This has renewed tho
excitement nnd shattered tho hopes of
many of tho depositors and all of tho
stockholders. Tho amount stolen is
two-thirds of tho paid np capital stock
and more than tho other third will bo
required to collect on the securities.
Colcan literally robbed the bank of
all the cash except 82,000 of tho re
serve fund and real 'toil on 20,000 of
tlio best securities by rcdlscouutiug
The recreant cashclr has mado a
statement to Vice President Stowart,
telling from which accounts ho took
the money und says that most of it
was taken hinco ho mado his last
statcmont in July. Ilo confessed hav
ing? robbed tho followlug accounts:
Kansas City banks (cash) $5,000; St.
Louis banks (ensh) 4,200; New York
banks (cash) S2,f00; reservo fund, 80,
000; deposits on certificates (cash) 83,
400, rediscountcd notes 811,000.
Tho examination has resulted in tho
development that Colean, in his con
fession, did not tell all, us 820,000 of tho
best notes cannot be found and some
of them nro known to have been redis
countcd in St. Louis.
In his last statement Colean said
that ho went to St. Louis for tho ex
press purpose of confessing to Presi
dent Coon, realizing that his robbery
had so crippled tho bank that it eou.'u
run only a few days longer and that
an exposure was inevitable, llo in
sisted that he had lost all the money,
having dealt largely through tho
stocks and bonds commission house of
Gaylord & Messing in St Louis.
The bank ofllcers still promise a pay
ment in full to all depositors, but it is
admitted that tho stock is literally
wiped out. Tho fact that the robbery
was systematically perpetrated under
the very eyes of tho ofllcers nnd that
the defalcation so far exceeds the sum
first announced lias created conster
nation. Colean will be arrested as soon as ho
recovers sufficiently to bo taken to
jail. Ho is still helpless from nervous
prostration and is perfectly childish.
The full extent of tho shortage will
not be known till outstanding drafts
nnd the foreign accounts are fully re
ported. A DENIAL FROM DEPEW.
Not Socking to Absorb tbo
Nkw Yokk, Oct 18. -M.
Depow, president of
York Central railway, when aske'd re
garding tho report that the Vunder
bilt interests would predominate in
the reorganization of tho Union
Pacific syitcm, and that tho result
would bo that tho Vanderbilts would
secure coutrol of the road and so
would satisfy a long cherished wish to
own a transcontinental line, replied:
"Wc saw the story printed whilo in
tho West, but there is not the slight
est truth in it. Tho report may have
grown out of the fact that Mr. Hughttt
and myself were appointed members
of the reorganization committee, but
that is tho only framework on which
to build the story. Wo ate not trying
to work any scheme of that kind."
It is said that among tho provisions
of tho Union Pacific reorganization
An assessment of 815 ou stock for
which preferred stock may be given.
An Issue of 8100,000.000 of four per
cent bonds for the firsts and tho gov
An isue of S75,000,000 of preferred
Hondbolders will get new bonds at
par and five shares of preferred stock
for each 81,000 of bonds. The com
mon stock will remain unchanged.
People who nro now applying for an
interest m tho Union Pacific under
writing syndicate aro told that they
aro too late, and that earlier appli
cants are getting much less than the
amount applied for. Tho plan will
probably announced at once.
Must Kxtcnil the Tux.
Topeka, Kun.,Oct 18. Tho supremo
court handed down an opinion in tho
caso brought by tho attorney general
to compel tho county clerk of Franklin
county, to extend a stato university
tax, holding that the orderof tho stato
board of equalization for tho exten
sion of tho tax was authorized by tho
legislature last winter, which sot aside
810n,000 for tho university, but did not
specifically authorize an assessment.
According to custom tho board of
equalization ordered tho assessment
Tho county clerk of Franklin county
refused to comply because tho legisla
ture had not orderod it. Tho case
went to tho supreme court with tho re
sult as stated.
A Turoiiij Hunk Closed.
Tacoma. Wash., Oct. 18. Tho Com
mercial National bank, of which Judge
Allyn Is president, failed to open
yesterday. Tho cause of tho falluro
is the sudden demand of the city for
80,000 of its deposits
He Offers to I'ay B 1,000 In Settlement
of Hrobezzlciurnt Choree.
St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 13. A story is
fn circulation about tho court houso
to tho effect that Dominlck Wagner,
late pastor of St Mary's church, has
mado an offer to pay over to the
church 81,000 cash In the hope of hav
ing tho charge of embezzlement pend
ing against him dismissed. Ills hop
Iturkc, so it is said, declined to discuss
the matter and . pointedly refused to
'have anything to do with Wagner.
HIS GRANT NOT HOPELESS
Waller' Concession In Mndngimnr to 1)
Washington, Oct. 19. Counselor
Kennedy of tho Waller caso is of tho
opinion that tho turn which tho ennrso
of military affairs has taken in Mada
gascar in favor of tho French will
favorably affect the financial Interests
of tho ex-consul in that island. Ho
holds that the ownership of tho land
conceded to Sir. Waller by tho Horn
government is a question entirely
soparato from that of his guilt or
innocence of tho chargo of aiding
nnd abetting tho llovas in their war
with tho French. Ilo bases this
opinion upon tho fact that the grant
was mado previous to tho French con-
quest, and says that whilo France, at
tho time, questioned tho right of tho
llovas to mnko tho concession, tlio
government of tho United States had
not conceded France's right to Inter
fere in tho management of the internal
affairs of Madagascar. When Franco
assumes an undisputed protectorate in
tho island, ns It, is presumed sho will,
in view of tho recent success of her
arms in that quarter, it will And that
various grants have been mado to citi
zens of other countries, not only of
England and Germany, nnd it is sup
posed that tho Waller grant will bo
put on tho samo basis as these.
INSULTED A GOVERNOR.
A cgro of Greeley, Colo., Tnrrcd nnd
Feathered by Indlguunt Cltlxons.
Denvkk, Colo., Oct. 18. A negro
named Marshall was tarred and feath
ered at Grccloy last night for having
Insulted Governor Mclntyro at tho
potato day celebration.
Governor Mclntyro was surprised
when informed of tho incident nt
Grecloy. Ho went to tho bicycle
races thero Thursday with his
wifo and Lieutenant Rruco and
wife. When they arrived nt tho stand
for tho team they found their way
blocked by a long wagon to which was
attached a team driven by Marshall.
General Klco requested the negro to
movo Ins wagon so as not to' take up
too much room. Thereupon Marshall
delivered a tirade of abuse, using tho
most insulting language. Finally,
however, ho did 'as requested. Gover
nor Mclntyro thought so littlo of tho
matter that ho had not mentioned it
to anybody since his return to Denver.
Storm Brewing 'Which Will Sweep Away
the llatntdhtn Dynasty.
London. Oct IS. The Constanti
nople correspondent of tho Times
dwells upon tho vague rumors current
there and upon the feeling of unrest
manifesting itself by a decline upon
tho bourso, by long faces in tho ba
zars and by mysterious whisperings
of massacres In tho provinces, which
arj wholly unsubstantiated. Mahom
mednns dcclaro a storm is brewing
which will sweep away tho whole
dynasty and liberate Islam from tlio
thraldom of tho hated Hamldlan sys
tem, which cramps its energies nnd
paralyzes all its forces. Tho activity
at tho Dardanelles ' continues, and
10,000 additional men aro under orders
to join tho garrlbon. New batteries
aro building at Dardanos, Namazio
and Madjtclieh, armed with heavy
guns. All tho ilannol in town has
been bought up for cartridge making,
and nil the whitesmiths are busy mak
ing lanterns and canteens. Many
Mahommedans have been arrested in
different parts of Stamboul for using
Choctaw Council In Session.
TcsKAHOMA, Ind. Ter., Oct. 18.
Choctaw council is moving off: slowly,
although quite a number of bills have
been introduced. Yesterday a bill was
introduced into the houso to compel
tho Missouri, Kansas and Texas rail
way company, tho St. Louis nnd
San Francisco railway, the Choctaw,
Oklahoma and Gulf railway and
tho Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf
Hallway company to pay 1 per cent
royalty on rolling stock, depots nnd
all other property within tho limits of
tho Choctaw nation, nnd also to inako
express and railway companies pay
tho same roj-alty. Tho bill will pass,
as members in both houses favor it und
it will add several thousand dollars to
tho general fund of tho Choctaw na
tion. llelva Held to the Uraml Jury.
Washington, Oct. IS. A preliminary
hearing of u erlminul libel suit brought
against Mrs. Uclva Lockwood, a for
mer presidential candidate, by Rob
ert E. L. White, a lawyer, who accused
her of tacking notices derogatory to
his reputation on his office door, was
had in police coutt yesterday. Mrs.
Lockwood was held for the grand jury,
although when on tho witness btand
sho denied every allegation.
There Is a good deal of kicking over
tho work of tho Dawes Indian com
mission on account of its slo,wuess.
Tho annual report of tho quartor
mnstcr general shows that tho army is
better cared for than any time since
the civil war.
Postal receipts from thirty cities
for tho first quarter of this year show
an Increase of ten per cent over tho
samo period of last year,
From tho howl that is going up
about tho liability of congress to raise
tho beer tax it is supposed tho brewers
havo cut off tho funds of tho lobbyists.
Tho National Convention of' Liquor
Dealers re-elected John W. Howard of
St Louis treasurer. .
The anti-foreign feeling in China Is
growing, und the Central Government
is ucablu to assert its authority.
SIX HUNDRED KILLED.
Appalling Kciult of an Ilzploston on a
Steamship nt Hung Hal, China.
Shanghai, Oat. 13. An explosion
occurred yostorday on a steamship nt
Kung Hal, near Kin Chow, Tho
steamer was loaded with troops, ur.d
it is reported that COO of them were
A Supreme Judge Dead.
FitEKronT, 111., Oct 18. Judgo Jo
seph M. Ua Hoy, of the Illinois supreme
court, died at 10 o'clock last night,
after an illness of several weeks
Bun Frnnclsro, Pittsburg or Chicago
I.lkcly tn Oct tlio Itcpnhllrnii Nlitloi.nl
Convention Thurston Snys Unrrlsoi,
Is Virtually Out of tho ISncoThu
Money Question to bo Ono of Absorb
ing Interest Too Uurly to Speculate
Tho Political situation.
SAN FnANCiaco, Oct 10. "Tho loca
tion of the noxt Republican national
convention lies between thrco cities
San Franclsco.Pittsburg nnd Chicago,"
said National Committeeman John
M. Thurston of Nebratika, who is at
present on tho Paclilc coast in the
interest of tho Union Pacific rail
road, llo stated that Joseph Man
ley, tho national committeeman
from Maine, had expressed tho
wish to him that San Francisco
might bo tho next convention place of
tho Republican party, and that many
of tho other members of tho Eastern
states had expressed the samo desire.
'As for myself," ho continued "I have
not inndo up my mind. It is suro to
go to Chicago, Pittsburg or San Fr.au
eisco, and every ono of tho thrco
pin ccs named will suit me.
'What do I think of tho probable
nominee of tho party?" Mr. Thurston
went on. "Well, my stato Is rathor
inclined toward McKlnlcy, but I hear
Allison or Reed" of Mnlno frequently
referred to as available or safe for tho
arty. Harrison, did you say?
over. Ilo la entirely out ot mo
question. I bollcvo thero was
an attempt to work him into
tho fight, but It has about given up.
llon't you recall that old line, 'Thou
dost protest too much.' That ap
plies to Harrison. Ho will never do.
Will tho Republican party give tho
West a free colnago plank? Yes, I
think so. Ouo similar to tho plank of
the lust campaign; but I do not think
tho Republicans or tho Democrats
either will ever dcclaro for tho free
and unlimited coinage of silver with
out regard to any other country. I
think tho money question will havo to
bo settled in such a way that thero
will never bo any great disturbance in
money values. I havo always thought
that way and cannot seo it In any
oMrt light So far ns tho political
situation is concerned as u whole it is
a littlo early to inako any dcflnlto
statements, as thoy would bo some
what in tho nnturo of a conjecture"
THE NEW WOMAN.
A Pair Sample From tho Sunflower
Kansas Citt, Mo., Oct. 10. The di
vorce suit of Dr. Nannio A. Stevens
against Ralph Stovcns went to trial
this forenoon In Judge Scarritt's court
Her husband lives In Wichita, Kan.,
and she lived there with him and prac
ticed medicine thero till two years
ago when she brought her children to
Kansas City and opened an office here.
On tho witness Btand Dr. Stevens
said her husband called her n "sho
doctor" in a tone of voice that implied
contempt. As an iustunco of his rough
conduct toward her sho relatod that
onco bho was consulting with another
doctor down stairs, when the baby,
which was in bed with its father up
stairs, began to cry. Sho went up nnd
said to him: "Why didn't you put that
baby to sleep?" and ho tod her ho
was not going to "feed her if she did
not attend to her household duties."
At another timo she hud been up all
night with a typhoid fever patient nnd
In tho morning telephoned to her hus
band to send the carrlngo for her.
Sho had to walk home, and when sho
reproached him for it, he replied: "A
little walk will do you good."
Dr. Stevens said that when sho got
homo that morning ho didn't oven
havo breakfast ready, "And more
than that, ho just laid around and
didn't help ino cat tho dinner."
AFTER THE UNION PACIFIC
Tho Vnnderbllts Said tn lie Figuring on
the Controlling Interest.
CniCAfio,Oct.l0, Ever since the fam
ous traffic contract was made between
tho Union Pacific und tho Chicago and
Northwestern railroads, whereby tho
former secured the right to dictate
tho through rates from tho West to
Chicago, und the latter tho through
rates from Chicago to points
on tho Union Pacific west of
Omaha, rumors hove been current
that the Vanderbilts would soon secure
full control of tho Union Pacific prop
erty. A plan for the reorganization
of tho Union Pacific is now In course
of preparation, and tho preliminary
steps already taken Indicate beyond a
doubt that when tho Union Pacific
gets out of tho hands of receivers it
will bo controlled ond operated by tho
Chicago & Northwestern, which is'ono
jf the Vunderbilt roads.
Spiritualists tn Contention-
Washington, Oct 1C The National
Spiritualist association began its third
annual session here to-day and will
contlnuo until Thursday. There will
bo three sessions each day nnd it has
been arranged to havo the evening
meetings addressed by some of the
most noted speakers and best mediums
In tho country.
Fort Wnyne's Centennial.
Fonr Waynb, ind., Oct 10. Tho
telcbration of tho 100th anniversary
of Fort Waynes existence ns a city,
which is to contlnuo for'fourdays, was
begun this morning with largo crowds
in attendance from Northern Indiana,
Southern Michigan and Northwestern
lllch Hill's ISuptUt Church Ilurnod.
Rich Hill, Mo., Oct 10. The First
Uaptist church and mrsonago wuro
burned to tho ground fiore this morn
ing at 3 o'elook. T jo parsonage wns
unoccupied. Trouble has existed in
tho church, and the flro is supposed to
have been incendiary.
A ItHllroad Ilullder Dead.
FonrScoTT, Kan., Oct 10. Colonel
T. L. Wilton, who conceived the idea
of building a railroad from St. Louis
to Denison, Texas, In I860, which re
sulted in the construction of tho Mia
6oun, Kansas and Texas road, died in
this city to-day. ,
Stato of the Church In America
Sot forth In n Itcport.
MlNxi:rot.ts, Minn., Oct 10. Tho
Rov. 11. C Duncan ot Louisiana, In his
report ou tho stoto of the church mid
that since tho lust conference In 1802,
10 1 bishops had dlod nnd 14 had
boon consecrated, 4 of whom wont to
missionary district. The church how
hud 7 bishops, 4,54 1 clergymen, nf7
candidates for lny orders, lUJ,fl2o bap
tisms in tho punt year nnd 181, 173 con
firmations. There wcro now Ut8,5C0
communicants, 6,117 church cdltlces
nnd nearly fiuu institutions of u benev
olent or cducat oiittl character. Con
tributions from all sources hud reached
Dr. Duncan showed that tho body of
communicants was growing moro than
tho number of cloriry. The increnso
in the last thrco years had been 05,71)1,
while tho list of pricstnhndgrowu but
157, a fact ho attributed to "insuffi
ciency and diminution of stipends."
Tho income for tho thrco years was
835,000 less than for tho preceding
period. Tho committee mado recom
mendations for patriotic services, on
tho Fourth of July, for stricter ro
gard for tho divorce law of tho church,
for better Sabbath observanco and for
n moro active propaganda for Chris
DEFAULTER A WRECK.
J. K. Colean Very Sick In Ills Port Scott
Home Ills Wife's Sncrlllcos.
Font Scott, Ivan., Oct 1G. .). R.
Colcan, tho defaulting cashier of tho
Stato bank of this city, which was
compelled to closo its doors yosterday,
trrlvcd hero this morning accompa
nied by his wife and littlo daughter
ind his wife's brother, R. D. McArthur
jf Jacksonville, 111. Ho calno volun
tarily from St. Louis as ha prom
ised President D. F. Coon ho would
when sent for. He Is a mental nnd
physical wreck and It was necessary
to carry him from tho train to a car
riage. Ho Is now in bed at his hand
somely furnished home, unablo to
talk. His physicians say that ho can
not Uvo long.
Mrs. Colean has given up her dia
monds and paid up life insurance of
several thousand dollars and nil oho
has to tho bank.
REFORM IN ST. LOUIS.
Pollen Commissioner I.co Will Try toKn
fdrcc tho Sunday Closing X.avr.
St. Lons, Mo,, Oct. 10. Police Com
missioner Leo has sent u letter to each
jf tho ministers of tho city asking
them if thoy will uphold hint in an
heroic effort to enforce tho Sunday
law which has beon a dead letter since
1557. Ho sayn that ho is anxious to
Identify himself with tho law loving
element und to enforce "a decent and
orderly observanco of tho first day of
Nearly all of tho ministers havo
promised the commissioner thoir zeal
ous support, and a hard and bitter
tight is looked for.
To Ilo Tried Next Month.
St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 10. Dominlck
Wagner, the ex-priest, was arraigned
tn tho criminal court this morning, but
to application of his attorneys tho
ase was continued until tho Novem
ber term, at which ho will bo tried on
the charge of embezzlement and possi
bly of rape and liidnupring. No men
tion was made of ball, as Wagner doos
uot dcslro to be released, but will ro
nam in jail pending trial.
licrnuin Iteformtrs Against Tammany
New Yqiik, Oct. 10 It is said tha
Dr. II. A. C. Anderson will resign tho
presidency of tho Gcrmnn-Amerlcan
Itc'form union at tho meeting to bo
Ueld to-night on account of tho action
jt the general committee In co-opor-iting
with Tammany in the municipal
:ampalgn. Tho mooting Is to bo a pro
test against this coalition nnd will bo
iddresod by Theodore Sutro, Carl
Schurz and others.
Missouri Masons Meet.
Jeffiiuson city, Mo Oct 10. Tho
Masonic grand lodge of the stato "con
vened hero at 10 o'clock this morning
in tho hall of tho houso of representa
tives, with some 300 lodges represented.
Tho deliberations will bo hold with
closed doors. Ono matter of im
portance to bo considered is a movo to
redi&tricl the state.
Many Mall Men InvolvoO.
Washington, Oct. 10. The mail that
oft last night carried 173 letters from
tho first assistant postmaster general
to letter carriers in Chicago, notifying
them that chargo havo been tiled
ngainst tlicm sufficient to cause their
dismissal from tho service, and that
ten days wilt be allowed to them to
show camo why they should not bo
Miss Flagler to Ilo Indicted.
Washington, Oct. Hi It wasstatca
tt tho city hall yesterday afternoon
that the grand jury, which had been
investigating the caso of Miss Eliza
beth Flagler, daughter of tho tinny
?hicroi ordnance, charged witn Killing
young colored boy last August, has
voted to return nn Indictment charg
ing her with manslaughter.
Kesubtnlsslou lu Ioirn.
Cinc.voo, Oct. 10 A special to h
morning paper from Dos Moines, Iowa,
says that it Is stated on good Repub
lican authority that the Republican
stato central comlnltteo has completed
a poll of the preferences of the Repub
lican candidates for tho legislature in
the matter of the resubmission of the
prohibition amendment, and has found
that n majority of them favor resub
mission. Du mint's Counsel III.
Sax 1'n.vNcisco, Oct 10 Another
postponement of tho Durrant trial was
usked for by Attorney Dickinson Im
mediately upon tho convoniug of court
this morning because of tho continued
illness from rheumatism of Attorney
Deuprcy. Judgo Murphy, after somo
questioning, granted the request, post
poning further action until next Mou
Mrs. Cleveland Leaves Gray Gables.
1$U7.zaru'3 Ray, Mass., Oct JO.
Mrs. Cleveland and children left Gray
Gables on a special train at 8:05 o'clock
this morninc: for Washington
THE COMING SENATE.
WILL RFPUBUCANS On DEMO
Senator Chnndler Itelleves tho Poriner
IVlll Hnvo Chargo Through Populist
Help Senator Puffer fcee No Necessity
for Itcorgnnlzntlou -Populists, lloSnys,
IVllt Use Their Power to Strengthen
About theTfcxt Senate.
Washinqion, Oct. 17. Senator
Chandler of Now Hampshlro sands
word from Concord that tho Republic
ans can and will organize tho senate,
llo argues: "Republicans must ac
cept the responsibility of power when
It comes to them and, as it comes to
them, thoy will organize tho senate by
llvo majority. Thoro aro forty-two.
Robunllcans and thtrty-ntno Demo
crats nnd six nominally Populists,
There Is no president pro temporo of
tho senate, Harris of Tennessee, being
a senator-elect, and not a senator. Ho
will bo nominated for president pro
temporo by tho Democrats. Tho Re
publicans will mako a nomination wo
will say of Senator Frjq n vote will
bo taken In tho senate Allen and
Kylo will voto for Harris Jones,
Stewart, Potfor and Marion Rutler
will voto for Fryo and wo will havo
ScnatorT'effer was asked if Sonator
Chandler's statement that ho and his
colleagues could bo counted on to
assist tho Republicans in tho reorgani
zation of tho senate was corroot "It
Is entirely unauthorized," said he. "I
havo never taken any ono into my
confidence ns to how I shall uso my
voto on this or any othor questloiii
Tho fact is I do uot know myself how
tho Populists will voto on reorganlza
tlon. Wo havo never had any consul
tation on tho subject I do not bo
llcvo thoro Is any necessity for
a reorganization of tho senate.
Tho ouo thing- I shall certainly
favor strongly will bo tho united
action of tho Populists in any course
thoy may adopt Wo havo a placo ou
tho map now and wo don't want to
loso it. Wo must preserve our indlvldr
uality and not becomo submerged Into
either party. Whatovor wo do I hopo
will bo done as a body. When tho
other Populist members of tho sonata
reach Washington, which will proba
bly be during tho last week of Novem
ber, wo will get togethor and discuss
sur pobltion. Until then I cannot say
what wo will do."
ncrensca In Forty nnd Decreases In
SUty-ono Counties In tho Past Year.
Tofkka, Kan., Oct.' 17. Tho Kansas
board of agrlculturo has completed
tho tabulation of inhabitants us re
turned by tho assessors for lo'JO.
Compared with tho enumeration of.
ono year ago forty counties show an
Incrcaso of from 11 to 4 1-H, aggre
gating 30,310, and slxty-ono counties a
joereaso of 2 to U,t)88, aggregating
311,000. Tho net decrease is shown to
havo been but 3,003. After deducting
ill losses from all causes during tha t
period tho not incrcaso in population
since the slate census of lti'Jj is fouud
to bo 00,138.
Tho counties showing an increaso of
over 1,000 in population during tho
last year are: Cherokee, l.H-t; Doni
phan, 2,558; Labette, "1,007; Lcaven-
wortn, 1,403; i..inn, 1,003; usngo, i.o.iu;
Saline, 1,331; Shawnee, 2.853; Wash
ington, 1,101. Tho counties showing
i decreaso of over 1,000 aro: Cheyenne,
1,310; Cowley, 1,630; Harper, 1,214;
MoPhcrson, 1,012; Norton. 1,040;
Phillips, 1,353; Sherman, 1,002; Sum
The present population of Knnsaa
according to this census is 1,331,008.
Statement of September
Washington, Oct 17. Totul exports
for September wero S.i8,543,44I), against
638,708,075 for last year; for tho first
nlno months of 18M, $5.17,030,840,
ngninst &57C,dl8,278 for the correspond
ing period last year. Tho Imports for
September woro S5O.G4.,C08. against
P05,230.123 for September, 1894; for tho
Brstnino months of 1805, il00,083, 123,
tnd for 1804, 8503,500,0 IV. For Sep
tember, 1605, tho excess of imports was
10,002,080; for September, 1804, tho ex
cess of exports was 88,150,077; for tho
9rst nlno months of this year thero
was an excess of imports nmounting to
54-1.052,270, and for tho corresponding
porlod of last year an excess of exports
jf 873,028,231. Thoro was an excess of
rxportatlons of gold last month
tmountlng to 810,074,008. against an
xcess of imports last year amounting
to 8-118,118: for tho llrst nlno months of
1805 tho excess ot gold exports was
$11,30,343; for tho corresponding
period last year, 873,815,103. For sil
ver tho excess of exports for tho first
nlno months ot this year was S30.083,-
400, against 837,030,073 for tho corre
sponding period Inst year.
Tho total immigration last month
was 30,600; for September, 1804,24,004;
for nlno months of J805, 240,332; for
corresponding period in 1804, 101,485.
Kiowa, Ind. Ten, Oct. 17, A Kan
sas and Arkansas Valley freight train
of thirteen cars fell through a trestlo
olght miles cast of here last night
Tho trrstlo was 114 feet high, and tho
train was literally smashed into atoms.
Thirteen cars of livu stock were killed.
Cnleans's Shortage Growing.
Port- Scott. Kan., Oct 17. Tho
Amount of ex-Cashier Colcan's short
age with tho Stato bank, which closed
because of his defalcation, Is gradu
ally increasing. It is announced that
it aggregates no Ices than 835,000.
Kooserolt (scores Uorinmi.
Washington, Oct 17. In his Haiti
moro speech last night, Theodore
Roosevelt causod a decided sensation
by charging Senator Gorman with be
ing a liar. Ilo said: "I know him in
Washington, and fonnd that when a
man is false in ono thing he is false in
another. I caught Senator Gorman in
an ugly falsehood and ono which in
plain Anglo-Saxon should be spelt in
threo letters. Last year Senator Gor
man stopped work in ship building at
tho navy yard because ho wanted the
work done by n tlrra hat would assist
him In his political work."
On Gem Which Ages Ago Was Mined
by tho Aztrei.
Although tlio United Stntoa cannot
claim to be considered one of the
great corn-producing countrlas of the
world, almost ovory known variety of
prccloiiB Btono hna boon found within Its
limits. Few gems, howovor, aro com
mon enough to bo of dooldcd commer
cial Importance) and systematic mining
Id rorcly carriod on. Tho only exception
to this Is afforded by tho turquoise. The
last edition to tho "Mineral Resources
of tho United States," gives tho valuo ot
tho rough goniB of nil kinds produced
hero during 1893, as amounting to ?2C1,
041 of which ?143,13G goes to tho credit
of tho ttirquolBb mines.
Almost all of tho American turquoise
como from Santa Fo County, Now Mex
ico, or Mohnvo county, Arizona.
Aa In Persia, tho turquolso, both in
Now Mexico nnd Arizona, occurs In
voln8 permeating volcanic roqks, a yel
lowish brown traohyto being tho com
monest matrix. Tho Pueblo Indians
find them nn easy way of making
money, aa thoy can bo obtained with lit
tlo trouble, and, after being eubjoctod
to rough grinding, can bo readily cold
to travellers. Formerly, when tho In
diamwna more unsophisticated, choice
stones could bo obtained from thorn at
tho outlny of a few cents, but of lata'
years tho sellers liavo begun to realize
tho valuo ot their goods, and now fow
real bargains can bo socured.
Tho ancient inhabitants of Mexlcp
mined tho turquolso extensively, nntl
tho Invading Spaniards found It lnrgo
ly used to lncrust human skulls, and
also to inlay mosaics and to docorato
obsidian ornaments. Traces of tho old
mines can bo found to this day, and
rubbish heaps are common in tho tur
quolso (Tlstrlat. In tho Arizona mines
thoy toll how, on a tunnel bolug run
through a turquolso deposit, tho miners
camo across tho romatns ot a mora
anclont tunnel, Its top nnd sides rent
and caved in ns If by nn earthquake,
whilo In a smnll space, throo or four
feet each way, was tho skcloton of tha
unfortunate Aztec, who had boon Im
prisoned thoro by tho falling in of tho
roof, In ono hand tho skeleton still
clutched tho handlo of his old mlno
hammer, and at his side was a leather
bag. containing, as tho discoverers
found, several cholco stones. It only
shows that in tho old days men would
take as big risks In search ot treasure
as thoy will now.
Another talo of turquoiao drifts up
from Yucatan. It tolls ot an idol In nn
nnclont templo around whoso neck,
arms and ankles nro hung strings of
magnificent turquoises, while each of
Its eyes Is a slngo largo stone. Tha
narrator, a Mexican minor, claimed
that theso eyo stones wero about threo
lnchos In their largest diameter. There
Is something in this story Irresistibly
susgestivo of Rider Haggard's idols. '
VAGARIES OF SMOKERS.
Queor Tmtcs nnd lfni!s of Men Who
Knoxr Wmt They Want.
"It's a- queer fact," said a Broadway
cigar-dealer to a Now York World re
porter, "how tastes differ In tho matter
of smoking matorlals. I really bellcvo
no cmoker onJoyB trying a new brand
of tobacco and that solid contentment
la only secured when tho smoker has
become thoroughly usodto some partic
"Ono of ray customers, a wealthy
mau, who buys a largo quantity ot
high-grade cigars, always smokes sto
gies himself and carries a supply in his
pocket for emergency. I havo seen him
whoa treated to a genulno perfecto Bly
ly slip It Into his pocket and light ono
of his stogies. Another man, who
can only afford n small sum for his
i tobacco, smokes but ono cigar n day,
and that a cholco ono. Ho declares
that no other kind' will satisfy him,
and that ono good smoko after dinner
is worth six. cheap cigars sprbad. over,
tho day.' "Somo cigarette smok
ers, who can afford to buy
tho best, always .ask for a- par
ticular brand of five-cent vari
ety, and will take no others. Ono cus
tomer Insists that I send to Texas for
a special five-cent cigar that Is mado
In Fort Worth. "He has tried about ev
erything in my Btock, but can't find
anything that pleases him. Ho lived
for soveral months tn Texas and sot
so used, to tho particular flavoring used
In that cigar that he Is almost as bad
as a morphine fiend when tho supply
has given out. Of course there is oj
great variety of tobacco grown and this
gives much choice for individual tastes,'
but the-fact remains' that a smoker will)
see so great a dinerenco between au-j
fercntly shaped cigars made from thai
samo leaf that ono Is delightful and)
tho other distasteful to him. Some;
men want a box of cigarettes and tanj
minutes' talk for five cents. Wo havoi
men who squeeze and pinch every cigar
In tho case before selecting a two-fer
and then tho women but it would take
too long to tell you how they buy cigar
ettes. Women are far worse htan men
la the variety of their smoking va
garies." Grovrtlt of th Aluminum Industry.
The growth of tho aluminum indus
try, nnd presumably of Its use, Is
shown by tho fact that tho total output
of tho swbstanco has Increased from,
223 pounds In 1885, worth nt tho fnc-j
tory $2,550, to 550.000 pounds In 1S94,,
worth ?3 16,250. The cost has been re
duced from nearly $10 a pound to less
tfian CO wmt3 a pound. Hitherto Pitts
burg htj) had practically a monopoly ot
Uie infcyntry, but the establishment of
an aluminum plant near Niagara FaRs,
welch iU utilize tho new electrical
power developed there, will materially;
Incrcaso tho output. .
A Connecticut man fs about to begin;
a lawsuit against a young man ot hu
town for selling him a dog that was
teat in both ears.
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