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THE ftEPUBLICAN, STAtttt A JtA.M.OCK:, AT.GONA. IOWA. The News Condensed. Important Intelligence From All Parts. DOMESTIC. SEVEN colored persons employed as berry pickers on a farm in Anne Arun- dcl county, Md., were drowned by the capsizing'of a boat in Curtis creek. Two NKOIIO men were shot and fatally wounded near Rome, Ga., by Dr. II. W. Clayton, who was insane. IN a' fracas at Winsten, N. C., John Smith and Wary Goins were killed by unknown persons. THE eighth American Derby was run at Washington Park, Chicago, and won City mills at about §100,000 o by Strathmcath. Distance, \ 1 A miles; time, 2:4!>K; purse, 821,800. THE visible supply of grain in the United States on the 23d was: Wheat, 14,057,217 bushels; corn, 4,488,203 bushels; oats, 4,023,192. CAPTAINS LAWLKU and Andrews started from Boston on the 22d for a race across tho Atlantic ocean in 15-foot boats for a prize of §5,000. PENNSYLVANIA expended §35,029.22 in suppressing the recent riots in the coke region. WALTER G. SHAW, of Beverly, Mass., in a fit of anger at his daughter shot Tier and two young men, who were boarders, probably fatally, and then killed himself to avoid arrest. JOSEPH DEMOEITT, 19 years old, of Key West, Fla., murdered his father for having accused him of stealing §10. Tun: Florence national bank at Florence, Ala., and Sax Brothers' savings bank at Nashville, Tenn., have failed, the latter with liabilities of §1100,000. ELIZABETH MoVEY, of Roschill, Ind., •who was suffering with some unknown disease of the stomach, had on the 22d gone forty days without taking nourishment of any kind. AT Washington, Pa., John McKeown, "Walter Jones and John Chanlis, boys fnom S to 13 years old, were drowned -while bathing, the two former in trying to save the latter. NINETEEN head of horses were burned atW. II. Morchead's livery stable in Chicago. AT a convict camp at Cole City, Ga., the prisoners attempted to escape, resulting in the death of two guards and two convicts. Mus. J. ELY KELLOGG, a prominent society lady of Kalamazoo, Mich., committed suicide. Loss of money was the cause. A FIRE in the Border Fall River, Mass., did damage. MANY valuable manuscripts have been stolen from the New York state archives, among them several colonial documents. A FIKK at Jefferson, Tex., destroyed one of the principal business blocks. FOUR railroad employes were killed in a wreck at Beattyville, Ky. A TORNADO in southern Kentucky de stroyed about fifty farm houses and did great damage to crops WILLIAM CALDWELL, of Houston- Tex., has been sentenced to hang Jul; SI for the murder of Dr. Shamlin whom he shot while he was readin his Bible. JOE DONNER and Connie Daley, Lockport, N. Y., fought three rounc over a girl and Daley was knocked ou At the conclusion both principals wer ducked in the canal by the referee an seconds. THE remains of Count Lewenhaup son-in-law of ex-Secretary of Sta Bayard, who died April 18, were disinterred at Wilmington, Del., to be taken to Sweden, his native land. THE Chicago limited on the New York Central made the run from New York to Buffalo, 490 miles, in eight hours and fifty-six minutes. JOHN BARDSLEY, the ex-treasurer of Philadelphia, on trial for misappropriating the funds of the city, testified that all his misfortunes had come from representations of the Keystone bank, made to him by Bank Examiner Drew and others. MRS. LELASTD STANFORD, of San Francisco, has given $100,000 for permanent support of five kindergartens in that city. Two CARRIER pigeons flew from Dubuque, la., to Calinar, a distance of 87 miles, in eighty-three minutes. INDIANS in Arizona were causing a great deal of trouble. A band of fifty reds in Kern's canyon had intrenched themselves and declared their hostility to the government. A ci.ouuiiiJKST wrecked the house of Peter Westveere near Decatur, Mich., and covered his farm with 4 feet of water, destroying 300,000 celery plants. AT Troy, Wis., Mrs. John Larson, during a fit of insanity, drowned her three children. The woman imagined that devils were pursuing her. EARTHQUAKE shocks were felt at Pasadena and San Fernando, Cal. COL. N. S. WOOD, the most noted man in western Kansas, was murdered at Hugoton by James Brennan. The murder was the result of the county-seat \var between Woodsdale and Hugoton. A STATEMENT prepared by the secretary of the treasery showed a net balance in the treasury on the 23d of 84,705,000. / A LAW has gone into ./effect in Missouri prohibiting the sale of pools on »li sporting events/occurring outside the state. A LUMP of m^tal weighing two pounds resembling gold was found by a farmer nearf'Buvnsville, Ind. HAMILTON/SPKNCKH, of Bloomington, 111., one of the mo.st noted lawyers in the state, was struck and killed by a cable car in Chicago. Mr. Spencer was 78 years of age. HENRY JONES (colored), of Hamburg, Ark.,' was lynched by a mob for the murder of his wife. W. |N. SOKIA, formerly a prominent in Cincinnati with an income of 0,000" a year, was evicted for the nonpayment of rent. Whisky was the 4Jtt,ut<j ok his dowaf iiU. '' "~~ ALLE* BROS. & PLACE, leather dealers of Boston, have assigned with liabilities of $500,000. JEFFERSON A. HAKLOW, a letter carrier at Kansas City, slept near an open window with the moon shining full upon his face and in the morning when he awoke he was totally blind. THE statue of the late Henry Ward Heecher was unveiled in the city hall square at Brooklyn on the 24th. EXTENSIVE experiments will be made by the agricultural department in Washington in producing rainfall by means of explosives. Several large ballons will be sent up and exploded with great violence among the clouds. A CYCLONE in Olmsted county, Minn, wrecked houses and barns and destroyed timber and grain. A FIRE in Vailsburg, N. J., destroyed the postofflce, town hall, nine houses and six barns. FLAMES destroyed the business _portion of Demcrsville, the metropolis of the Flathead country in Montana. FREDERICK BROKAW was drowned at Elberon, N. J., while trying to save the life of Miss Doyle, who was being carried out to sea while bathing. The girl was also drowned. Young Brokaw was the heir to 81,000,000. THE Territorial reform school located at Ogclen, the only institution of the kind in Utah, was destroyed by fire. CHAUNCEY M. DEI'EW and ten other directors of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad were acquitted in New York of responsibility for the accident in a tunnel by which eight lives were lost. A TERRIHLE wind and rainstorm swept over northwestern Iowa on the 24th. At Cherokee four persons were drowned and eighty houses destroyed. At Correctionville four more people lost their lives. The Floyd river valley was inundated for over 30 miles. Many houses in Le Mars were flooded over the first floors, while the towns of Merrill, Hinton and James were completely submerged. A cyclone at Sutherland destroyed thirty dwellings, four warehouses and several barns. AT New London, Conn., the eight- oared race between the freshmen crews of Columbia, Yale and Harvard col- eges was won by Columbia by three engths; time, 9:41. ADVICES of the 25th say that the amage and loss of life caused by floods n Iowa was much greater than at first eported. One hundred -houses were wept away at Cherokee, the village o: doville was entirely destroyed, and it 'as feared that many smaller villages ad suffered a similar fate. Bridges vere gone, railroads washed away and rops destroyed and over 1,200 persons were homeless. No estimate could be nade of the loss in crops through the jittle Sioux and Floyd valleys. Seven- y miles of Illinois Central track was submerged by water, causing a loss of 8100,000. Not a country bridge remains n Plymouth and Cherokee counties. A CYCLONE in Mower county, Minn., lestroycd houses and barns, and at Marshall Mrs. John Fordahl and her daughter were fatally injured. EMII.E MARQUKSE & Co., leather dealers in Boston, have failed for §350,000. TirojrAS TIU T RMAN, Joe Zins and his sister Edith, Miss Catharine Cox and Miss Kate Riddle were drowned in the river at Cincinnati by their boat being run down by a barge. All were prominent people. A CLOUDBURST in Cherokee county, N. C., flooded farms for miles, and Harvey Agnew and Jack Newton were drowned. THE total value of the exports of merchandise from the United States during the twelve months end\jd May 31, 1891, was 8879,964,894. The value of the imports during the same time was §840,877,032. THE Connecticut supreme court has handed down an opinion in the suit of Oov. Bulkeley's secretary, recognizing Bulkeley as governor, and that his acte stand. AT New London, Conn., Cornell won the eight-oared 3-mile race in 14:37%, Pennsylvania second by four lengths and Columbia a bad third. Cornell's time beats the record. EDWARD MCMILLAN, of Wilkesbarre, Pa., who murdered his wife last February by boring holes in her flesh with a red-hot poker, has been convicted of murder in the first degree. A COMPANY was organized at Danville, 111., to dig for gold in that vicin-* ity. A FREIGHT train plunged into a swollen creek near York, Neb., and Engineer Delaney, Fireman Bean and a brakeman were killed. THE discovery has been made that thousands of feet of pine have been cut on the public lands • of Wisconsin. Prominent lumber companies were said to be involved. AT Middletown. N.Y., Herman Horn- lain and Josie Gibbons took poison with fatal result because of a lover's quarrel. UNITED STATES officers captured a dangerous gang of counterfeiters in Bellinger county, Mo. HARVEY MULLENS and Riley Cooper, two notorious West Virginia moon- shiners, were captured by government officers in Buchanan county. JULIA ADAMS, of Readfield, Me., had on the 25th taken no food whatsoever and only one swallow of water for twenty days and suffered no inconvenience. AN old family feud resulted in a fight 2 miles fi'om Lewisville, Tenn., and James Taylor, John Taylor, Bine Taylor, Mrs. Annie Nix and Miss Nora Al- exi»nder were fatally wounded.- G. W. STETSON & Co., iron dealers in New York, have failed for $100,000. RKPOBTS from the interior of Nebraska indicate great damage to the wheat crop from a heavy storm. The Platte basin Buffered the greatest damage. BROOKS, of ttlllsflaie, Mich., Was 108 years old oti the 18th. ainl cm the 20th he died suddenly di.gangrene. PROF. GfioBSK M.'MowflnAY, tho In- tentor of nltro-glycerine, died at North Adams, Mass., aged 08 years. AFTER thirty years of army life Col. Joshua S. Fletcher, of the Second infantry, Fort Omaha, has been retired at his own request. MRS. CATHERINE W. SINCLAIR, widow of Edwin Forrest, the tragedian, died at New York at the age of 74 years. THE Iowa democrats in convention at Ottumwa nominated the following ticket: For governor, Horace Boies lieutenant-governor, Samuel L. Bes tow; supreme judge, L. Q. Kinnc; su perintenclent public instruction, J. B Knoepfler; railroad commissioner Peter A. Dey. The platform demand repeal of the prohibitory liquor law; fa vors the passage of a carefully guardc license law; favors the Australian system of voting; denounces all trusts, pools and combines; favors the election if United States senators by a direct vot» of the people; demands the free coinage of silver; denounces the McKinley bill; opposes non-resident alien ownership of land, and favors just pension laws. THE funeral of Joseph E. McDonald took place on the 34th in Indianapolis. REV. DR. COYNE TALMAGE died suddenly at Somerville, N. J. He was a brother of Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage. OHIO democrats will hold their state convention in Cleveland July 14. LIEUT. GoV. ALSOP, of Connecticut, died suddenly of heart disease at his summer home, "Fenwick." PROF. FRANCIS II. BROWN, the celebrated composer and author, died at Stamford, Conn. DAVID BOYLE, the inventor of the first'ice manufacturingmachinery, died it Mobile, Ala., of heart disease, aged CHARLfcS AND KltTIE WED, THE TORRENT'S WORK. 54 years. . . COL. THOMAS FITZGERALD, founder of the Philadelphia Item in 1847, died suddenly in London from an' attack of the ?rip, aged 72 years. He was the oldest newspaper man in Philadelphia. FOREIGN. SOCIALISTS attacked the town hall at Botanga, Hungary, and four of the rioters were killed by the police. FOUR men were killed near St. Pe- tersbiirg by falling from a balloon which collapsed. at an immense height. ALBERT HAMM, the well-known sculler, died at his home in Sambra, Nova Scotia, of hemorrhage of the lungs, after a prolonged illness, aged 31 years. A BAND of pirates in the gulf of Tong King, China, had an engagement with French soldiers and thirty were killed on both sides. IN opening the parliament of Victoria, Australia, the governor stated | that the government would introduce bills for the abolition of plural voting and extend the franchise to women. LILLIAN CONWAY, the actress, died at Newcastle-on-the-Tyne, England. DURING a storm in Austria three villages were set on fire by lightning and destroyed and three men were killed. THE steamer Fuerst Bismarck made the passage from New York to South- j ampton in six days, thirteen hours and ; ten minutes, which was the fastest i eastward trip ever made. | THE marriage of Mr. Parnell and j Mrs. O'Shea took place near Brighton, j Eng., on the 25th, a civil magistrate officiating. * ITALIAN shopkeepers were much distressed over the falling off in the number of American tourists visiting that country, and there seemed to be a desire in Rome to avoid any further discussion of the Mafia lynching in New Orleans. Married to Mrs. O»8hea toy ft LONDON, Juno Sti.-*The great sensation of the day has been tho wedding of Mr. Parnell and Mrs. O'Shea. Mr. 'Parnell took the most extraordinary precautions to conceal as long as possible the fact of the marriage. He- bribed or cajoled all the officials at Steyniug who were likely to be interrogated on the subject, so that it was impossible to obtain by telegraph from registrars, the postmaster, the statiohmaster or the clerks anything but denials or evasive answers. The scores of messages which poured in upon these officials remained unnoticed or were responded to unsatisfactorily. Mr. Parnell took special pains to prevent either one of the large news agencies from obtaining any information. He notified their lobbymen to meet him at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, when he would give them some important information. One of the associations did not find out the trick until too late to send a man to Steyning. A correspondent went down on an afternoon train and with the greatest difficulty learned the details of th^e wedding. The chief registrar, Mr. Cripps, refused to allow tho register to be '-seen until he was threatened with legal proceedings, the law requiring the book to be kept open to the public. The record showed that the marriage had taken place under a special license empowering the union within three months from the issuance thereof of Charles Stewart Parnell, bachelor, M. P., aged 44, of Avondale, Ireland, now in England, and Katherine O'Shea, formerly Wood, the divorced wife of William Henry O'Shea, of full age, residence VValsingham terrace, Aldington. It was learned that Mrs. O'Shea him earnestly desired a religious ceremony, but the conscientious scruples of _the church of England clergymen against marrying a divorcee and Mr. Parnell's strong antipathy for dissenting persons, in consequence of their fierce onslaughts upon him, conspired to render a civil marriage necessary. All Catholics and many Protestants consider such a marriage void, and this fact is sure to harm Mr. Parnell among his Irish constituencies and in the estimation of the English masses. Rev. Dr. Pridgeon^ the Steyning curate, was at first inclined to perform the ceremony, but backed ou at the last momeut. This doubtless accounts for the selection of Steyning as the place for the ceremony. Mr. Parnell weat to Brighton on leaving the house of commons Wednesday and dined with Mrs. O'Shea, whose • _n ;„ „ _...4- y-1 f^f^-r* 4-j-i Tti a rtixTTi n n (\ PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. E*-SENATOK JOSEPH E. MCDONALD died at his home in Indianapolis on the night of the 31st, aged 72 years. He was chosen United States senator in 1875. serving one term. MRS. ELIZABETH FOUCHER, a linea descendant of Gen. Anthony Wayne, one of the heroes of the revolution, died at her home neajr Ciwrollton, Ark. aged M years. LATER NEWS. IN the United States the business failures during the seven days ended on the 20th numbered 234, against 253 the preceding week and 207 for the corresponding week last year. THR Patterson Coal Company's bi-eaker at Natalie, Pa., was destroyed by a cyclone and six men were killed. ELIZAUETH McVEY, the wonderful faster of Hose Hill, Ind., died after going forty-three days without any food whatever. IN a quarrel over a girl at Pleasure Ridge Park, Ky., White Seward and Sidney Smith were fatally shot. HARVARD won the annual four-mile race with Yale at New London, Conn., by eleven lengths. Time, 21 minutes 33 seconds. AT a meeting of the cabinet in Washington it was decided to discontinue for the present the coinage of silver dollars owing to the great demand for small coins, principally dimes, which the nrnts had not been able to supply. THE firm of Kimball Bros., manufacturers and dealers in carriages at Boston, has failed for §100,000. HIGH water flooded the streets in the ower portion of the city of Omaha, tfeb., to a depth of five feet. Heavy rains had done great damage and en- ; ;irely suspended railway traffic in the state. THE gold shipmentb from this country to Exirope during the six days ended on the 20th reached a total of 85,350,000. GREAT destruction of life and property by cloudbursts and thunder storms was reported from all quarters of Germany. S. M. DEAN and L. &. Grutger were killed in a collision between freight trains at Jefferson, Tex. FLAMES in the Nelson lumber yards at Cloquet, Minn., burned over 10,000,000 feet of lumber, the loss being $150,000. THOMAS HARRIS (colored) washanged at Shreveport, La., for the murder of Ella Franklin on May 12 last. AN excursion train was wrecked at Van Buren, Ark., and a child was killed and twenty persons injured. THE floods in Iowa left many people destitute, and at Cherokee, where over fifty houses were destroyed, 300 persons were being fed by the relief committee. From Storm Lake to Cherokee the country had the appearance of one vast lake, and not a bridge on any of the country roads could be seen- The counties which suffered the worst by the flood are Clay, O'Brien, Buena Vista, Cherokee, Plymouth, Woodbury, Id i residence is next door to his own. The couple spent the evening listening to music and chatting together. The watchers noticed that the lights were out earlier than usual, and they did not Bee Mr. Parnell leave the house until 6 o'clock in the morning. He then took a short walk, omitting his usual ride. The departure was before breakfast. Mr. Parnell wore a flower on his coat, and was clad in a suit of unusual elegance for him. Mrs. O'Shea seemed in high spirits, and hummed a lively tune as she was escorted to the' phaeton and gallantly assisted to enter by Mr. Parnell. She wore a black silk and brocade gown, with a black lace mantle and a black hat adorned with pink roses. The morning was a gloomy one, and it soon began to rain in torrents. The carriage hood was drawn forward and the occupants made themselves as com fortable as possible under the rather depressing circumstances. A zigzag route was taken in the hope of throwing followers off the scent and the traveling of byways made the " journey twice its ordinary length. Mrs. O'Shea was handling the reins when the phaeton arrived at Steyning. The official hours of the registrar are 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., but the couple were readily admitted at 9 a. m. Two servants from the Brighton establishment arrived half an hour .ater, keeping the couple waiting, and during this period they betrayed considerable nervousness. The principals, the two servants as witnesses and the registrar completed the audience. The formalities or ceremony occupied forty minutes. Mr. Parnell remarked to Registrar Cripps that he intended to have a religious ceremony performed later in London as soon as a minister agreeable thereto was found. FIVE PERSONS DROWNED. A Boating Party Meets Its Fate In t>e Dark Waters of the Ohio lllver. CINCINNATI, June 20.— Thomas Thurman, a member of the Banner Tobacco Company of this city, aged 54; Mr. Joe Zins, bookkeeper of the same firm, aged 23; Miss Edith Zins, his sister, aged 20; Mrs. Catherine Cox, a niece of Mrs. Riverside, aged S3, and Miss Kate .Riddle, of Burlington, Ky., aged 18, a cousin of the Zins brother and sister, were drowned in the river here Thursday night. They had been up the river and were floating down on its waves when they met the towboat Frank Gilmore coming upstream with a large tow of empty barges. They steered clear of the steamer, but were run down by its barges. People on the shore heard screams, divined the cause and put out to the rescue. The empty yawl, a man's hat, a girl's hat and a couple of handkerchiefs were all they found. Miss Zins was stenographer and typewriter for Richard Smith, and a short time before left the Commercial- Gazette office full of life and gayety. O«ftt Bevadtfttloii by thfe floods Ih Iowii» Kansas Ami Nebraska-the Village of fllorftlle* In., Swept Awny-ltunttreda of Mouses Destroyed ftttH Thousftfids of Acres of Of owing Crops Rained. Siotfx CITY, la,. June 26.—The flood In the Floyd river did great damage in the country. It reached here early Thursday morning and the river rose about 12 feet. One hundred and fifty houses in the valley are partially submerged and the families have moved out to the hills. The, large stove works.ashoe factory, flour mill and foundry in the suburb of the town are closed. There was no loss of life here. A man In from Moville, 18 miles east of here, reports that the whole town was swept away and only one house was untouched. Further reports here place the loss at Sutherland by storm at $75,000 to buildings alone. No estimate can be made of the loss in crops through the. Little Sioux and Floyd valleys. Seventy miles of Illinois Central track was submerged by water, and the loss will reach $100,000 and take many days to repair. It is impossible to estimate the loss to the Chicago & Northwestern It will be fully as great as that of tho Central. Mapletown and several towns on the Maple river have also suffered. Nothing additional comes from Cherokee. The Floyd and Sioux have both nearly resumed their normal condition and no urther trouble is apprehended ?he damage to crops is hies .imable. Every creek and river west of Storm Lake was way out of its banks, and many farm buildings lave been wrecked along the streams. Not a country bridge remains in Plymouth county, and the same state of affairs exist in Cherokee county and in the eastern portion of this county. No fatalities are reported here, and the statements that there were any are undoubtedly idle rumors. The following additional particulars of the flood at Cherokee have been received. The wagon bridge over the Sioux south of the town went out about 10 o'clock Tuesday night. This was followed by all the houses on the flat in that part of the town, numbering over 100. The number of people driven from their homes was between 1,300 and 1,500. The town presents a very sorrowful appearance. Those houses that remain on the flat are almost buried In mud. LE MARS, la., June 20.—The flood of Wednesday came down Willow creek from the direction of Sutherland. The opening under the Illinois Central track 1 mile east of Le Mars would not carry off the water and the flood accumulated until it formed a lake and burst down the railroad grade. The water rushed through a break half a mile wide and 20 feet deep, only the tops of the telegraph poles showing above the cat- The track for a mile was swept away and left in a twisted maws, strung along the course of the torrent. , Steel .•ails were bent like straws. Many cattle were drowned and their, dead bodies are now lying in some cases a quarter of a mile from the river. CHICAGO, June 26. — At the headquarters of the Chicago & Northwestern road reports have been received which show that the damage to tracks and bridges by the flood in northwestern Iowa is almost beyond estimated cost. The Illinois Central is equally as severely damaged as the Northwestern, but owing to broken communications hardly any telegrams had been received at the headquarters of the company in this city. It appears that the deluge covers at least portions of the counties of Sioux, O'Brien, Clay, Plymouth, Cherokee, Buena Vista, Woodbury, Ida, Sac, Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Harrison and Shelby, covering a territory three counties in width along the western border of the state and five counties in length, beginning with one tier of the counties from the northern boundary of the state and extending southward. The telegraph lines in this territory are greatly demoralized, and it is next to impossible to get detailed information touching the general losses and casualties. This territory is dotted with villages and covered with cultivated farms, and the worst is feared in the way of damage and possible loss of life along the watercourses which traverse the great section of the state. IN KANSAS. TOPEKA, Kan., June 26. —The damage to the crops from Wednesday's storm I will be great, as the harvest is in full blast in eastern and southern Kansas. Wheat already cut and lying in the field or carelessly shocked will be almost entirely ruined. THE DELUGE IN NEBRASKA. OMAHA, Neb., June 26.—The storm that has raged*throughout Nebraska did great damage to crops and railroad property. The entire length of the Platte river basin was swept Much damage was done to the wheat in the flats in many places. The corn crop cannot be cultivated owing to the great amount of water, and the gravest of fears are entertained as to the result. All the railroads in ,he state suffered heavily. One thou,and feet of the Elkhorn line was washed out at West Point. At Harrison the 16-year-old daughter of John Johnson left her home about 9 O'clock in the evening on an errand. Thursday morning her dead body was found in a ravine. She missed her way and fell into the ditch, drowning in the terrible rush of water. SHOT DEAD. A ttftttRftB \Cotihty-Seafc Feud Revived Bf the Murder of Col. 8. N. tVood, On* ttf ttt« letttlliig Politician* Of the Stntfc. WICHITA, Kan., June 24.—Col. N. Woods, Who was a prominent f actbr in the opening of the western part of. the state and had been a leadef itt politics since the early days of Kansas, was shot to death by James BVetmath »t Hugoton, Stevens county, Tuesday. The two men met in the courthouse- and renewed an old-time quarrel, and Brennan emptied three chambers of his. revolver into Woods' body. Woods and. Brennatt were arrayed on different, sides in the famous Hugoton-Wooda- dale county seat fight of three years- ago, when everyone in the county went armed and people were killed, every day, and it was a renewal of this- old feud that led to the present killing. Woods was the man who led the alliance into the impeachment proceedings. against Judge Botkin which have recently closed. Brennan was arrested. The tragedy resulted directly from- one immediately preceding it, which, has become known the county over as. the "Sheriff Cross murder case." The county seat war was waged between, the towns of Hugoton and Woodsdale. The latter was founded by Sam Woods, the victim of the murder, who- was the leader of the faction, which held that in the county seat- election the victory had been obtained, by fraud by the adherents of Hugoton. Several ineffectual attempts had been, made by the Woodsdale people to remove the county records from Hugoton, to Woodsdale and establish th& county seat there. One day about, twenty-five Woodsdale men armed, themselves and marched in the- direction of Hugoton. They were met by Sheriff Cross, of Hugoton, with a posse. In a parley which ensued the Woodsdale people said they had no belligerent intentions and, were only going to the Indian territory hunting. They marched down. . to the Indian territory, and Sheriff' Cross and his posse followed them. That same night a battle ensued be- bween the two parties in which the^ sheriff and five of his posse were killed. Most of the Woodsdale party were arrested on a warrant issued from* the United States court at. Paris, Tex., in the criminal jurisdiction of which is the Indians territory. The trial resulted in conviction. The case was appealed to the supreme court, where the verdict was re- | versed and the case remanded for trial. ^ The casft is still pending. During the- trial at Paris, Tex., Brennan was one of. the principal witnesses for the state and- } Woods was one of the defendants"^ uounsel, and during the trial he, : j handled Brennan without gloves. Brennan swore revenge, and when ha heard Tuesday that Sam Woods was in, town he armed himself, and after a- search found Wooods standing on the- courthouse corner. Without warning he drew his revolver and fired three-shots into his victim's heart. Woods- expired without uttering a word. Woods was very popular in Woodsdale. and when the news of his murder reaches there it is feared the people-; will seek revenge and that the war between the two towns will be renewed- VICTORY FOR GERMANS. ThB Will Booiw the fair. CHICAGO, June 36.—Wednesday after* noon Director-General Davis selected a commission of five men to go abroad as agents of the United States government on a six weeks' tour for the purpose of booming the world's fair. Tha commission is composed of ex-Gov. Thomas M. Waller, of Connecticut.; Ex-Senator J. B. Bustis, of Louisiana; Maj. Mqses P- Handy, pro- mo'ter general; Benjamin ButterwOrth, solicitor general, and Ferd W. Peck. The party will sail from New Yorfc July 1, or July 8 at the furthest, retnro- isg early in ( Language Must Bo Taught in the* Indianapolis Schools. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 24.—The suit of the German citizens of Indianapolis, who demand that instruction in,.' their language shall be given in the, public schools, was decided Tuesday b; the supreme court in their favor. A < senting opinion by two of the five judgei was, however, filed. The'question a issue was the construction of the law, which provides that whenever th parants or guardians of twenty-five children attending any school shall petition the board of school commission! ers to that effect the board shall pro vide for the teaching of German in sucn school if the application is made be V. fore the teachers for the year are employed. At a proper time the paren 1 and guardians attending school No. 21 in this city filled the request. Unde: the system of grading established b; the city school board there are onl;jr the first five of the twelve grades taugh/t- in the public schools that are taugKit at No. ?.2. The board claimed tte- right under its power to grade tna- schools and regulate the course 'ot study, to limit the study of German to such grades as it deemed proper.' It therefore made an order that German* should not be taught to children attending the public schools until they had reached the sixth grade. It was- on this that the case was based. Judge Miller, who wrote the opinion* of the majority of the supreme court,, pointed out that German was one 1 among a number of studies specifically- provided for by legislative enactment, He held that the school commissioner's- power of regulating and grading " schools and the course of stud; must be exercised subject tO» the dominant law of the/ state. Judge McBride, in his dissent^ ing opinion, used vigorous language^ holding that the construction of the- law by his colleagues tended to undermine every vestige of authority on tb,e part of the school commissioners to« grade and establish and maintain a> system of instruction in the schools. Construction Men KUled. LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 24.—A COB*- etructiou train on the Richmond, Nicfr olsvttle, Irvine & Beattyville railroa* was wrecked near Richmond. Four workmen were killed and si* injured. CRASHED Fatal INTO A CUUVEBT. AVr«olt on the Burllwgton Rofti Neur York, Neb. YOBK, Neb., June 88.—A terrible accident occurred here Thursday morning on the Lincoln and Black Hills line of the Burlington. The accident occurred at 5 o'clock and was caused by tho heavy vaia of Wednesday night washing out a small culvert, into which a train crashed at a speed of 18 mues an hour. The engineer and fireman and the head brakesaaji wey*> instantly killed. T^® enjftoe pl^Wlf®" *o*° *"*> abyss and twenty-$*efi fiajs are pUe4 Scarcity of Laborers In ABILENE, Kan., June S4. —Harvest if in full blast and the farmers are ing the yield of wheat f ar in excess anticipation. Many fields will thirty-five bushels. There is a scarcity of hands and 300 men could Snd eja«- ployment in Dickinson county, UoJ. help is secured much grain will he , Ftfer B1 S »» the MTom»» S.««r»«9 SPKINGFIELP, 111-, Jun » 84- Fifer has signed the bill whiea women to vote for all school o (Is V,,

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