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Our 3 Cent Column Is the 6are6t and Quickest Means by" which to Procure Employment, or to sell or rent property Try it! b., t - 1 vol. xvn. TOPEKA, KANSAS. 4 O'CLOCK EDITION FOR WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 24, 1889. NO. 96 For Reliable News: THE JOURCJAB. i l I ! Hi ( f s V LfifJ Murder Stalking: Abroad in Beautiful Oklahoma. A Claim Jumper Kills a Homesteader Near Guthrie. The Murderer Riddled With Bullets by Vigilantes. Three Farmers Shot to Death Near Port Reno. Martin Colbert, a Cattle Man, Killed in a Quarrel. A Man's Dead Body Found Near Oklahoma City. A BLOOD Ob Another Victim Gets Three Bullets in His Body. - . y " . - . - ' ' 1 Denouncing; the Survey. Guthrie, Oklahoma, April 2-L Spe-ciaLJ The excitement over the jumping of the town site by deputy United States marshals still continues. Meetings were held last night and this morning de-, manding a survey of the lots and anew deal all around. Charges of collusion between the land officers and the deputy iiy marshals are freely bandied about. When the first train arrived from the north at half past one all eligible lots were taken. Fully 10,000 persons are now camped on the town eite which has now spread out to cover 1,200 acres. Two men have been tilled. More deaths are antici-. pated. The presence of the troops and the absence of liquor is all that saves matters from general chaos. "Kicking Bibd." Three Killed Near Fort Reno. Foet Reno, I. T., April 14. A settler named Goodwin arrived at Fort Reno yesterday from Oklahoma, and made a sworn statement that his party of four had been fired upon by a party of twelve Texans who claimed the location. made by ' Goodwin and his party. The Texans claimed the land having located there - with Uapt. Payne several years previous. Goodwin made his escape and hid in the thick brush along the river until after dark, when he made his way towards Reno. The rest of his party were killed. A detachment of company O, Thirteenth infantry, under Lieut. Buck, were quickly sent to the scene to recover the bodies and make a full investigation and arrest all snap icious persons in the vicinity . A. Series of Murders. St. Louis, April 24. The following items are gleaned from correspondence from different parts of Oklahoma. Deputy Marshal J. G. Varnum just arrived at Guthrie says that Martin Colbert, a wealthy half breed cattleman of the Chickasaw nation was killed in a quarrel over a claim by a man named Noland. About fourteen miles west of Oklaho ma City a man was found dead on a claim. Anotner man wno gave nis name as Martin, was sitting about twenty yards from the dead body taking things coolly, but upon being questioned he informed them he had, a few minutes before noon on Monday, left his wife and children on the other side of the river. and arriving on his claim had some difficulty with the man, whom he had shot in self-defen3e. About three miles west of Guthrie there was a duel between a man who' bad been stopping ' in the brush for the last - - two or three weeks and another man who came through on the first train. It is said that the man who had been hiding in order to jump the claim ordered his rival off and on his refusal to go levelled a Winchester and fired three bullets into his body. Over in the new town of Noble Deputy Martin says the scenes were the most ex- citing he ' ever witnessed. Texas cowboys and : half breeds mounted on the fleetest ponies that could be procured, started on a dead run with Winchesters in their hands. Their horses were urged to thegreatest possible speed and took equal interest in the chase. These men were employed by a wealthy Texas colony and within a few hours af-, ter noon they had their town government organized. A mayor and city officers were elected and the new town now had 1,500 inhabitants. THE NEW DEAL AT GUTHBIK. At the town meeting at Guthrie yesterday it was resolved to make all town lots 25x140, all streets 80 feet and alleys 20. A motion to re-survey all m lots and streets . and apportion them among the bonafide set-, tiers was carried. This was designed to dislodge companies which have put employes on several lots. The Oklahoma hardware company had twelve lots reserved, but relinquished six to avoid trouble. Town officers are to ha AWiAil this evening. The city now covers three sections and there are six times the reserved town eite to say nothing of the straggling lots around. Speculation in lots is already high. Several have changed hands two or three times already. Many are held at $1,000 each, and some have sold for $500. y. . , 'f- . ; The Indians Rising. r " Gothbie, Oklahoma, April 24. :A rising of Indians is reported on the border on account of boomers who f ailed to get Oklahoma claims, squatting on the Indian land. A body of troops are on the way to the scene of the trouble. . A Murder and an Execution. f Guthrie, Oklahoma, April 23. Two men were killed here on Monday in disputes over claims, 'The killing ofS.G, Compis was reported in these dispatches yesterday. Of the other murder the special dispatch ssys: The body has been identified as that of J. O. Chyland, late of Franklin county, Missouri. All information shows that it was a most heartless and cold-blooded murder, perpetrated by three desperate characters, who desired to take possession of the claim that he was the lawful owner of. One of the murderers of young Chyland has been found and executed. He was discovered in the bushes near the river. A posse of thirty men was formed for the purpose of capturing him. When they arrived at his hiding place they demanded his surrender. His answer was to pull his revolver, and instantly a vol- lay was fired, and he fell mortally wounded. He died in an hour. His name is unknown. The vigilance committee made no effort to conceal the killing of the assassin, and rely upon the community to sustain them in their efforts to overthrow the turbulent and lawless element of the camp. Boulanger Satis for England. Bbussiels, April 24. Gen. Boulanger, Count Dillon and six other members of the Boulangist party left Brussels for England at 7 o'clock last night. They appeared to be gloomy and dejected. No crowd witnessed their departure nor was mere any cneenng or enthusiasm. The party sailed from Ostend at 9 o'clock. Two hundred persons were present on the pier but the departure of the Boulangists was taken amid the same silence as that which prevailed at Brussels. M. Henri Rochforte remains in Brussels, although it is reported that he will shortly be expelled from the country . " ARRIVAL AT LONDON. London, April 24. General Boulanger arrived in this city at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon and was immediately driven to the Hotel Bristol, where he will establish his headquarters for the present.' A large crowd of his admirers gathered ; in front of the hotel ana extended a cordial welcome to the general. The Question of Grab. Guthrie, Oklahoma, April 24. The enterprise of several newcomers in establishing restaurant tents is proving a godsend. The food provided is, of course. rough in the , extreme. Bread seems to have been overlooked or at least un packed, and of biscuits and crackers the supply is very limited indeed. At, nun tent a bushel of boiled beans were served out cold on tin plates and dishes, with very poor coffee. Of milk . and sugar there were none . Beans and coffee formed the entire bill of , fare, but those who could crowd in and get served were regarded as exceptionally fortunate. Before Guthrie had been invaded for an hour the new population found itself confronted with a grave though unforseen difficulity in the shape of a veritable water famine. The trains were mobbed as thav nnllAd nn and every drop of drinking water consumed. Then there was a rush to the railroad water tank. The water in this comes from the adjoining creek, and is of a very dark color, inclinad to Via rod. dish, and most offensive to the taste, but regardless or consequences thirsty individuals drank all they conld ca nf it. The railroad authorities quickly got a guard round the tank and put a stop to the drinking. Then some . enterprising individuals filled buckets at the creek and peddled water among the crowd at five cents a glass. This water was clearer than that from the tank, but it was very unpleasant. Couldn't Raise Beans On It. Arkansas City, April 24. Hundreds of boomers are already returning to Kan sas, disappointed. Alex. Homecraft, of Conway county, Arkansas, told the fol lowing story: "I. thought when I left home that the north end of the territory was the best, so 1 made for UaJdwell, Kansas. Here met an old friend from Missouri, who told -me he was going to settle on the north bank of the Cimarron. We went on horseback to the border, and when the bu gle was sounded at high noon we rode for very life for the point determined. My mate knew the country very well, and we lost no time, but every inch of bottom land was occupied by squatters, and the farmer we rode along the river bank the more of these men we met. The best land we could get was so sandy and red that you could not grow beans on it unless it IBUIBU V Wlw a rt CCA ail ItUCTJUgU lllO BOO" son . We came on here to rest up and snail not go bacK. 1 wouldnt live on such land a month.' Another man said he had located on a likely looking quarter section, but found it was no possible use. Another boomer came along and offered him $50 to move off and he accepted. Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 24. The number of boomers and others who have selected this part for a location is not so large as at Guthrie, but a very substantial start has been made towards establishing a really solid city. Over 3,-000 persons have made arrangements for the -immediate erection of busi ness and residence nouses, and are now at work on them. Perfect order prevails and there is no need of any military to prevent - trouble. . There has been no claim-jumping, and no angry disputing. Within ten miles around all is quiet. Jv ery quarter section has its claimant and occupants. Unfortunately this orderly demeanor is not maintained all over' the territory. Two official records of killings have been received here. , ; They Will Have the Strip. Arkansas Crrr, . Kan. April 24. A meeting of the people disappointed ;6f securing claims in Oklahoma was held in the opera house here last evening. There was a very large attendance and speeches were made denouncing ' ihe manner in which Oklahoma was settled. It was freely declared that large bodies of men S&ssed es United States marshals in or-er to get into the country and select the best claims, and that this was unfair to the law abiding settler. The speakers said that the people went to Oklahoma to secure homes, and as they could not get them in Oklahoma they were going to have them in the Uherokee strip. About live hundred men in this town last night pledged themselves to go to the Cherokee strip and take claims, let the consequences be what they might. There is a pressure of surplus people driven back here from 'Oklahoma after one day and awaiting in the territory the first chance to get out, and this must be relieved. The baffled settlers here are earnest and undismayed. They will exe cute their purpose. ; The troops in this region, fortunately are in command of Captain Jack Hayes, an old frontiersman and a cool and discreet officer. There is, nevertheless, going to be great turmoil on the Cherokee strip unless the government at Washington promptly intervenes. Who Was It? Arkansas City, April 24. Many amus: ing incidents happened at Guthrie on settlement day of both an interesting and laughable nature. This morning D. Gruman came to the city from Guthrie, where he has located. He reports that the liveliest scramble that ever occurred took place there for town lots. He had just staked off his lot when a lady from Topeka came running by holding her dress skirts above her knees. She saw Gruman, and running up to him, exclaimed, "Mister where can I get a lot? "Right over there, exclaimed Gruman, pointing half a mile east. "How can I get there? ' she demanded. Run for it," exclaimed Gruman. tsat i don't Know now to stage off a lot Will you go and show me?" she asked. ." Oh, yes: I will go and leave my lot for some one else and get you one," re sponded Gruman. . - Just then another lady came up: as she agreed to hold Gruman's claim until he could help her sister out. Gathering up her skirts about her waist, the lady and Gruman started on a run, and he sue ceeded in getting her a lot after a run of three-quarters of a mile, and she hugged him before the multitude, she was so thankful. They Idke the Kansas Man. Washington, April 24. Nathan A. C. Smith, of Kansas, yesterday started for Gueda Springs, where he has some property. He has been presidential ap. pointment clerk of the postoffice depart ment for a number of years, and has probably a wider acquaintance with public men than any other employe of the govern ment. He has borne intimate official re lations with Postmaster General Wana- maker,Dickinson. Vilas, Hatton, Gres ham, Howe, Maynard, Key, Jewell, Tyner, and others, and has had their esteem. He resigned in 1885, when the democratic administration came into power, and a year later was re-appointed to the same position, and has since received an inorease of $200 per annum in his salary. He resigned his position last week, but Postmaster General Wan- amaker has declined to accept. Hence, instead of returning to Kansas City to re main permanently, Mr. Smith will prob ably return in a month and resume his official duties. However, inasmuch as Mr. Smith has large interests in Kansas, undeveloped, he may conclude to insist upon the acceptance of his resignation and remain west. Oklahoma Claim Grabbers. State Treasurer J. W. Hamilton return ed to Topeka from Oklahoma last night, having made a trip through the whole Oklahoma country from the north line to Purcell . Mr. Hamilton says that a large proportion of the boomers will be disappointed, many in the country itself and its lack of advantages, others in not being able to get claims at all. He thinks that a larger number went to speculate in townsites or locate in the towns than for any other purpose. There are plenty of good quarter sections not settled or filed upon, but there are ten to wnsite speculators to every lot which the towns will afford. Mr. Hamilton says that there is a great deal of indignation among the boomers who went into the territory in good faith after noon Monday and found many of the best quarter sections and also hun dreds of choice lots at Guthrie and else where in the possession of parties who had entered before the time named in the proclamation. He estimates that 1,000 men were in the territory on Monday morning. A large proportion of these were deputy United-States marshals and parties who stood in with them. There are hints that the soldiers stood in with boomers. There are no hints about the deputy United States marshals, for that is known. They got into the territory as officers and before noon resigned and every mother's son of them located on a choice claim which they had ample opportunity to pick out. Referring to the ' town sites, Mr. Hamilton says that he thinks that the booms will collapse. - There is no assurance that the towns will be located at all, to say nothing of their being located where the boomers have staked off. After the excitement has abated and the boomers begin to realize this, with no oppor- A A. 1A ll ? . 1 tunny to speculate in ineir so caiiea claims, the greater number will abandon them. Mr. Hamilton says that there will be no trouble in maintaining order. At Guthrie and elsewhere town govern ments have been organized and .police established. General Superintendent George L. Sands, of the Santa Fe, returned last night from the land of Oklahoma. He said to-day that the sight on Monday was worth gomr many, many miles to see, and one long to be remembered. He came up from Purcell Monday afternoon, arriving at Guthrie at 4:30. The excite ment was something wonderful to see. Mr. Sands said he saw several men jump Mi A m mm on me tram as it was going niteen or twenty miles en hour and begin digging in the ground on their claims before the rear end of the train had passed them. - , . . About the Invasion. A " . Judge , a G. Foster, df the United States circuit court, was one of the eight seers at the Oklahoma opening, and he is not possessed of any great amount of admiration for the place. Armed with a military pass and in company with 17. S. Attorney w. .Ferry. Assistant Attorney Eugene Hagan, Commissioner J. O. Wilson, Ulerk of Circuit Court George x . Sharritt and Hon. John Guthrie. He entered the country before ' the boomers and viewed the inraid from an eminence. "At 10 o'clock on the day of the opening, I saw at least a hundred men driving stakes on ! the slope above what then constituted the town of Guthrie. A man would prepare a board with the inscription, "This lot is taken by Richard Roe," etc., and nailing it to a stake would drive the latter in his supposed possessions. The charge that the govern ment officials monopolized the best part of the town of Guthrie i9 declared unwarranted by Judge Foster, and he was similarly disposed about the report that "the Topeka crowd" tried to run things. Tom Kellam, Henry Strong and others endeavored to get a location for a lumber and hardware establishment, which they . propose to operate in Guthrie, but this was the extent of the monopoly by Topeka partiea Judge Foster described the arrival of the first train about 1:30 o'clock as a most amusing incident. The cars were crowded, the platforms besieged and the tops covered with boomers, who in their haste to get on the ground first would jump from the train while it was in rapid motion and before the air brakes were turned on. General confusion reigned and the boomers did not go direct to the land office but started off wildly, baggsge in hand, toward a coveted claim. When asked regarding the introduc tion of liquor he said that there was a question about that which was debatable but the United Slates authorities had decided to keep liquor out as long as possible. Likely to be Driven Oat, St. Louis, April 4. A large meeting of Oklahoma boomers who failed to get claims in the rush and soramble of the past two days, was held at Arkansas City last night. The purpose of the meeting was to organize a Cherokee stnp colony, the members of which were to go immediately into the strip and take claims. - Speeches were made by old time boomers and several hundred people voted to go to the strip at once. It is be lieved that the settlers will leave to morrow and take claims in the strip. if they do there are thousands of others who will follow. A meeting was also held at the north line of Oklahoma, yesterday, and many settlers quatted in the stnp. uc course tnis movement is unlawful, and the squatters in all likeli hood will be driven out by the military. STATE NOTES. Senator John J. Ingalls has accepted an invitation to deliver the memorial address on Decoration day at Independence, Kansas. Garden City has a new paper. The . i. . - - imprint, Norris & Bjo., publishers, and V. A. Mims, editor. A man named Johnson of Neodesha, is building what is probably the largest pigeon house in Kansas. It is 22 feet long and will contain 83 holes. Monday night Tom Nolan, a barber, as saulted Tom Ketchum, of Atchison, with a razor, cutting his neck half through. The jugular vein was laid bare so that its pulsations were distinctly vis ible, but was not severed. Ketchum may survive, but is very low. Nolan escaped. Four boys, the oldest not over 17 years, have been put in ail in Hiawatha for burglary. Frank Turner and George Roberts, one brace, are colored, and broke open the cash drawer of the Missouri Pacific depot at Everest, rifling it. The other pair, Ed Minniok and Frank Helvy, robbed four houses. A young man 20 years of age, was found on the road two miles southwest of Paola, Sunday, with his head cut and bruised in a frightful manner. Me was brought to town and his wounds sewed up. Me is conscious at times ana says his name is John Burns, mat nis lamer s name is Fred Burris. 23 Breeman avenue, St. Louis, Mo. His story as to how he was hurt is indefinite. The supposition is he fell from one of the south bound trains of the Missouri Pacific railroad. Isaac La Grange, president of the Wy-r andotte National bank, Kansas Uity, Kan sas, saved Clarenoe Lemmon from drown ing in a pond . Mr. La Grange saw Lem mon ride his horse into a deep pool of water which had been formed by a heavy fill. Upon striking the pool the horse plunged in and its rider was thrown into the center, where the water was ten. feet deep. Mr. La Grange sprang from his buggy, and taking the bridle and reins from the horse, he rushed to the pond to rescue the young man. When he reached the pond Lemmon had gone down the third time, and La Grange throwing the bridle into the water, Lemmon seized .it with a death-like grip and he was pulled ashore. The murder trial in Morris county was of a interesting character. A young lady, bright, intelligent and pretty, had five suitors. Things became interesting and she finally decided in favor of young Cooper. The jealous four managed to have something read in a lyceum wmcn reflected on Cooper, who was present. Cooper resented it. ' A quarrel ensued in which , young uooper was staoDea ana killed. McDole was tried and acquitted. He married the girl and went to Color ado. The remaining three were sent to the penitentiary. Their case was taken to the supreme court which ordered a new trial. At the trial, which has just taken place, the defendants threw the guilt on McDole and the outside feeling strovgly seemed, to point that way. v Ladies and Cliildrens' Barberinr. Central Barber shop ha3 opened a department ' especially for- you. ' Ever effort to please. North entrance under Uentral Bank, NiceHgilt wall paper; at 15 and 25o per roll, at Thos. E. Price & uro.'s, 'uian sas avenue. r .t .!.-: ; . : - " . Painters' supplies at Price & Bra's. A HORRID SIGH A Chicago Man Suicides Betore a Crowd. He Deliberately Jumps From a Four Story Building: Alighting on His Head and Crushing His Skull. Fire Destroys the City Hotel at Horton To-day. General Boulanger Leaves Brus sels For London. An Unconfirmed Report That the Indians are Klslng". " mmm r Yellow Fever Appears in Florida Again at 8 an ford. A Horrid Sight. Chicago, April 24. J as. Hogan aged sixty-five years, committed suicide in this city last night. The old man had - been drinkin g hard all day. He was living at a hotel on North Clark street. Shortly after 10 o'clock he climbed to the roof of the four story building through the skylight,' with the avowed intention of committing suicide. His friends in the hotel used every means in their power" to pur-suade him to come down, but without avail. Every time any one would start after him he would run to the edge of the building and swing himself over. There he would hang by his hands until his pursuers would retreat. Then he would draw himself back and walk up and down the roof. " Finally a patrol wagon manned by of ficers Cook and Murphy arrived. The former crawled up through the skylight to attraot the old man's attention, while Officer Murphy olimbed the fire esoape from the outside. As soon as Hogan saw Officer Cook he ran to the edge of the building and without saying a word be swung himself over,holding to the edge of the building by his hands. The crewd stood below in breathless silence. In one brief moment the old man loosened his hold and dropped backward. His feet struck a sign over the third story window and his body turned a complete sommersault, his head striking the pavement with a sickening noise that could be heard a block away . The man's brains were scattered for ten feet in every .direction. He did -not move a muscle. His head and body were completely crushed, and the crowd stood back horror stricken and silent. -The man's mangled body was taken to the morgue. - - . ... A Hotel Fire at Horton To-day. ' Hobton, April 24. This morning at 9 o'clock flames were seen issuing from the City hotel, and in a few moments the en tire building was in flames. The fire com pany and citizens worked hard, but with the wind blowing a perfect gale from the northwest, it was soon seen that the build ing could not be saved. Most of the furniture and bedding was saved, but the stoves and china ware were lost. It was occupied by Mrs. M. E, Zeigler as a boarding house and her loss falls heavily as she is a widow of considerable family. The building was valued at $3,000, in sured for $1,000. Presbyterian Church North and South. Atlanta, Ga April 24. A conference of the joint committees upon the union of the Presbyterian church north and south opened here to-day. The last meeting of the two bodies was held in New York on the first day of the prsent year, but was not productive of results, Rev. Dr. Hoge of Richmond, said to-day: "The various discussions have taken a wider range than was at first anticipated. There are so many topics to be consider ed that we are compelled to make haste haste slowly, but the probabilities point to an agreement during the present week." Should the conference , result in a decision in the direction of harmonious action, it will be a notable event in the history of the Presbyterian church. , Marriages Among the Four Hundred. NbwTobk, April 24. With the de parture of Lent any number of marriages in fashionable society are on the pro gram. The matrimonial season was formally opened this afternoon with' the nuptials of Miss Laura Hoadly, daughter of Ex-Governor Hoadly, of Ohio, and Theodore Woolsey Scarborough, one of the now celebrated "400." The event took place at the elegant residence of the ex-governor on east Fiftieth street, only the immediate relatives of the two f ami lies and a few invited guests being pres ent. After the ceremony there . was a brilliant reception held; nearly five hundred . guests participating. At the same hour the marriage of Miss Sadie Jewett, daughter of Hugh J. Jew ett. the railroad magnate, and Mr. Julian Robbins, was solemnized at Mr. Jewett's residence, Washington Square, while at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Miss Bertha Reid, daughter of Mrs. A. Ber- trand Reid, became the bride of Mr. Ed ward Wells, a reception following at the magnificent home of the bride's mother on Madison avenue. Fashionable society has been considerably exercised over three weddings on one day; as a result of the fact that quite A number of the elite received invitations to all three receptions at the same hour. - - ; c , n - . i , , The Fastest In America. ,. San Fbanctsoo. April 21. In the Pa cific derby yesterday, the Czar made a mile and a half in 2:36", the fastest derby ever run in America, beating, the t record of made by Ben All. at Loinsnlle, in 1880, and that of O. P. Tod, at Chicago in 1877. u' . 1 - ' -v.'HV ' Theatrical Changes. .,.;., New Yobk, April 24. The announcement that Digby Bell and his wife, Laura . , Joyce Bell, both of whom have acquired " . fame if not fortune, as opera comique artists, will sever their connection with -OoL John A. McCaull's organization at the close of the present season, creates no . . surprise in local theatrical circles. It has long been known that Bell was dissatisfied with his status in the organization. " Originally engaged as a "leading come-; dian," to quote from his contract, he has for nearly eight years been compelled, to : play Becond fiddle to De Wolf Hopper and the tatter's base ball gags and' "Birdie" warblings." The llcOaull operas of late years moreover have been of a cast which finds room for but a single leading comedian, and Digby Bell, who: i3 nothing it not amoinous, nas chared repeatedly under the rules which compel him to walk around for weeks at a time and do nothing but draw his salary. Hence he has decided to go his own way, and let Hopper go his, and his wife goes with him. In conversation to-day he said that he had no ambition to pose as a star. but expected to identify himself with some other organization. Innocuous desuetude, however profitable does sot agree with his blood. . - r - Another interesting bit of gossip is the announcement that Helen Dauvray, de spite the protests of her husband, John Montgomery Ward, the well Known base ballist, has decided to return to the stage next season. Her company is already engaged and rehearsals will commence on Monday next. This has been a case of one strong will against another, with the almost inevitable result of the woman getting her own way. When she married last summer it was given out that she had retired from professional life. But history . repeats itself and she could not re sist the glamor of the stage.. Ward kicked and kicked and kicked sgain, but when a woman will, she will, and when she won't,, she .won't And Helen "willed." ' mmm .J New York Masons Pay Their Debt. New York, April 24. JSvery one of the 717 lodges of the Masonic order in this state with their aggregate of 75,000 members will hold special thanksgiving services to-night in celebration of the liquidation of the Masonic debt of the state. Four years ago when Grand Master Lawrence was installed to that exalted office, a craft debt of half a million dollars stared him in the face. , It bad been incurred by the scheme to establish the Masonic hall and asylum fund. The Masonic hall had been built in this city at a cost of over one million dollars; and when it was finished in 1885, the craft - found a debt of half a million standing in the way of the proposed asylum for widows and orphans wbieh.it had been planned, could be built and maintained from the revenues of the Temple building. In 1885, soon after Grand Master - Lawrence had been installed, he began to - - -agitate the question of paying off the debt. This has at last been accomplish- -r ed, and the jubilee celebrating the success of the creditable undertaking will be held simultaneously by . the lodges in every city, town and village in the Empire state : at 8 o'clock to-night Bronze medals, as a souvenir of the event will be distributed. Grand Master Lawrence will speak at two meetings, one in the Masonic Temple in this city and the . other in Brooklyn '. YeUow Ferer In Florida. Washington, D. 0., April 24. Sur geon General Hamilton, of the Marine Hospital bureau, has received a telegram - from Dr. Daniels, president of the Florida state board of health, stating that a case - of yellow fever has broken out in San-ford, Fla. , and that he has taken every precaution to prevent the spread of the disease. . - . , . Santa Fe Stock. New Yobk, April 24. A. T. & 8. F. stock is quoted at 42 to-day. For Sale Fine Property . - Southeast corner, six lots, Clay and Hun toon streets, 150x162 feet. One of the best unoccupied corners in the city. On City' Railway and Rapid Transit Electric lines. Will make four fine building sites or good location for a large flat. Well sodded in blue grass, large shade trees and sidewalks. Price $6,500 for ten days only. Frank J. Brown, 113 East Eighth avenue. - . TO-DAY'S MARKETS. - At Kansas City. Kaxsas Cxtt. April 24. 1SS8. Wexat Weak. No. 2 red 77c asked. July 60c bid; August 60c bid, 64c asked. COBS Steady. No. 2 cash, 2ic; May sales at 24Xc23c. , Oats No. 2 cash, 20o asked. Cattx Receipts, 4,615. Market 5c10o l lower. - Shipping steers $3 404 95: native cows $2 0S6$3 10; mixed batchers' stock, $2 102 70; stockers and feeders $2 15S 10. - Hogs Receipts, 10.59L Market 5c 10c lower. HeaTies S4 254 85: medium and lights $4 824 $4 40; pigs $4 87H4 42J. Shew Receipts 848. Market . steadx at $3 304 15 , , . . At Cnlcag-o. ''"' ' Chicago. April 24. 1S89. , Boos Receipts 17,500. Market moderately active and irregular. Light, $4 6564 85; rough packing, $4 454 50; mixed, $4.60$4 75; heary packing and shipping, $4 55 4 75. Cattijb Receipts, 12,000. Market doll, 5c 10c lower. Beeves $3 40?4 85: cows, f 1 75 $3 10; stocken and feeders, $2 404 80. 8hxxp Receipts, 7,000. Market steady and weak. Muttons, 15 00$5 80; cornfed westerns, $4$5S0; lambe, 15 0&6 03. Whxat Steady. Cash 79fcc;Jtfay, 8pic; July 0C. - COKH Firm. May; S4;c: July J53c Oats Steady. Cash 22Uc: Mar. 22 11.16c: Kyi iOo. May. Pkzmx TmoTHi $1 3161 32. -. t fiiAX 51 66. . PCBX-Bteady. May, $11 35; July, U 524. Lard Steady. May $8 82H July f$9 90. Shoet bibs May, (5 85. - , . Bcttxb aid Eogs Steady. - - At St. IVoals. ' ' . : V ST. Louis. April 83, ',1283, ' Cattxi Receipt, 1.000. 'Market steady -" 'Hogs Receipts, 4,500. Market-lower. Choice heayy, $ 4 50Q4 65; packing, $4 S54 tO, light grades, $4 4564 55." " ' " 8BXZV Receipts 500. Market duIL:f-T ' Whkat Lowers Cash hOc; May, 7S2c;x July 74Kc .- ' - , -- - , f Cobs Steady. . Cash.' 30?cg302c; May 0ftc; Jnly 82c. ' ' - v ' Oats Higher. Cash 24c; 1 May, -. 23X c; July 23Hc .---,-..,-..,, , .. - , . .- ; , Pobk Nominal 'Jobbing $12 00$12 15, v LAMNominaL 3 25.' : 7 Plenty of "cheap eastern money, first xaortSffes, togr time, ;wse J.-Thosi&F. . :-'- . s " - - . , . j -: . u - - . ' ' f ' I - x . .. , .t . i . . . ; i f

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