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E LEAVIMWOETH LiEAVENWOKTH , KANSAS, THUKSI AY MOKN1NG. APJKIL.. 21, 188.7 CAPITAL CULLINGS. The Fisheries Question Attracting Considerable Notice. ' THE INTER-STATE LAW MUDDLE. What E. M. Herrick Thinks of the Law A Special Call for Three Per Cent. Bonds Attorney General's Opinion on Alaska Sea Islands Question, Washixotok, D. C, April 20. The representatives of the various business interests, centering in Boston were before the inter-state commerce commission this morning. Judge Soule attorney of the Boston & Albany railroad company, said the route taken by shipments to Boston was not the same as that to New York, but was between sixty and one hundred and fifteen miles in length, of course, the rates to New York were fixed by the shortest line there had grown up a large export trade in Boston, made irs:bl by an arrangement with the roadij which brought traffic at the same rates, charged by the New York road3 to that city. This trade rendered it possible to maintain A LINK of steamers to England which line could not be maintained without this traffic. The local rate from the west to Boston was also five cents greater on grain and certain like classes of produce than that upon the same merchandise intended for export. If the local rates were charged on the export traffic it would kill it. Mr. Wm. II. Lincoln, agent of a line of trans-Atlantic steamers then addressed the commission under oath. The commission, he said, could hardly appreciate the gravity of the question presented. The whole business of Boston was involved in this matter, both local and export. This question was of such importance '.that he had cabled his people in Liverpool, the day before leaying Boston to delay the sailing of a steamship which was about to sail, until it should be settled and he knew that other line." had done the same. Despite the equality of railroad RATES IS THE PAST, such were the other advantages of New York that one half of his company's steamers during the year had been diverted to New York. The through rate from Chicago to Liverpool to day is less than the local rate from Chicago to Boston. Charles II. North, packer, said that the export packing trade of Boston, amounting to fifteen millions annually, could not go under the present arrangement. Edward Kimble, addressing the commission asked that the railroads should not be permitted to single out a certain class of citizens of Boston beneficiarys of the desired action of the commission. If the roads could haul freight from Chicago to Boston for EXPORT FOR TWENTY-FIVE CENTS, why could they not do it for consumption. The commissioners gave no intimation as to what their actios would be. After the recess the commission gave a hearing to the representatives of certain northwestern railroad interest. J. A. Hanley, general superintendent of the Minnesota and Northwestern railroad, presented a petition for an order, to allow that line connection with the Wabash and Central Iowa company, to regulate its tariffs upon through business between St. Louis and St. Paul and Minneapolis to meet the water competition upon the Mississippi, also to allow the company to regulate its tarifts upon through traiffic to meet competition upon the lake. THE FISHERIES QUESTION. This Agitation Growing More Important as Time Passes. Washington, D. C, April 20 The subject matter of the dispatch is not exactly news in diplomatic circles. The same proposition having emanated from the Canadian source some months ago. Well informed persons are inclined to the opinion that the offer referred to in the cablegram has been thus indirectly and unofficially made as a leeler to ascertain in advance of an actual tender how such a proposition would be received by the American people. As the representatives of the I. ntted otates on the commission that negotiated the treaty of Washington, and TUE HALIFAX COMMISSION, which fixed the award. England, for the use ot the Canadian lu-suore fisheries, ex pressly denied that the privilege accorded to the United States vessels, of fishing in Canadian waters, was more valuable than the concession made to Canadian fishermen of a like privilege in waters of the United States, and free entry of their fish. It is safe t.- assume that the department of state never entertained the idea of renewing the treaty of Washington with the understanding that A CASH INDEMNITY was again to be paid to Great Britain for the right to enjoy the in-shore fisheries of Canada. Secretary Bayard to-day said that he was glad to note the increased in terest manifested in the subject lie felt that the people of the country outside of Massachusetts had never realized its im portance or appreciated the gravity of the alternative left to the administration, a declaration of non-intercourse if it failed to elFwct a peaceable adjustment of the differences between the United States and (treat Britain respecting the construction of the treaty rights of our fishermen. It is doubtful, he said, if the interests of San rrancisco is maintaining her present source of coal supply from British Columbia aside from the importance of the great Chicago business connection with Canada and ot the vast trade THAT EBBS AND FLOWS across the 3,000 miles of our northern boundary, do not exceed the interest of Massachusetts in the results of the appli cation ot such inalternative as commer cial non-intercourse. The negotiations with Great Britain on this subject are progressing and the sec retary hopes that they will result in a harmonious and satisfaactory understanding between that country and the United .States. A Protest, YTa8IIi kotos, April 20. E. M. Herrick, president ot the i ine Lumber company and S. C. Williams, president of the Redwood manufacturing association of San Francisco have telegraphed the inter-state commerce commission as lollows: "Our two corporations are employing from eicht to ten thousand men and about thirtv millions of capital is invested. We have addressed vou by mail stating that our eastern business has been entirely de- stroved bv the operation of the law and asking your interposition in our behalf. Meanwhile will you allow the roads over which we have been operating to give us the old rates and so revive our business with the east, provided the rate is open and Available tor all. A. Lusk A Co., telegraphed for a similar reliet tor their truit interests. Appointments. Washington, D. C, April 20 The president has made the following appoint ments: Samuel F. Bigelow, of New Jersey, United States attorney for the district of TJ .Tersev. Henry W. Merritt, of Illinois, United States consul at Chemnitz. American Merchant reat past Re-past. Traveler: The Kailroad Commissioners. Washington, April 20. The Pacific railroad commissioners met this morning and immediately proceeded to work. The offices of secretary and stenographer to the commission were united and Charles P. Young, of New York City, appointed to that place. His salary was fixed at $3 000 per annum. A Call for 3 Per Cent. Washington, D. C, April 20. It is expected that another call for 3 per cent bonds will be made in a few days. Attorney General Garland has re-affirmed his former opinion that the secretary of the treasury does not possess the remission in the case ot the American schooner San Diego, seized for taking seals at the Alaska Sea Islands in violation of law. HARM DONE BY THE LAW. INTER-STATE Building in Philadelphia No Coal Combination Necessary. Philadelphia, Pa., April 20. The change in freight classification and transportation under the inter-state commerce bill has affected all industries so adversely that business for the time being is at a standstill and the injury inflicted is said to be incalculable. It has been particularly severe upon the iron manufacturers. Manufacturers' sizes of coal are in active demand and all the iron ore beds in the state are being worked to their full capacity. The car works and locomotive shops are filled with orders. Investment of Pennsylvania capital in Southwest Virginia and Tennessee continues. The ores of the former sections . are being taken freely by Peunsylvania manufacturers. There will be no less than from $10,000,-000 to $15,000,000 invested in building operations in Philadelphia this spring. lhe alliance between the Heading, .Penn sylvania, Lehigh Valley and Jersey Central Kailroad companies has for its pur pose, among many other things, a mere compact government of the fuel production coming to the Eastern seaboard. They control the hard and soft coal production, and this alliance will make a coal combina tion unnecessary. 1 here is no longer any belief that the Southern Pennsylvania railroad will ever be built. Those who have money invested in it have lost all heart in the matter, and the friendly alliance established between the Ileadiug and Pennsylvania railroads practically forbids the former giving an eastern outlet to a line that will be a rival to the latter. Fort Scott Continues to Advertise Herself. Fort Scott, Kan., April 20. The sales of real estate in this city yesterday and to-day aggregated $247,008. The city is filled with strangers and the boom is un paralleled.' Work has commenced on fifteen brick business buildings and the $75,000 hotel. The contract will be let to-morrow for the building of the Wichita machine shops .and work will be com menced at once. Another Enterprise. Kansas City, April 20. King & Co., pork packers of Indianapolis and Atchison will remove to this cicy having purchased ground to-day on the Kaw river, opposite the stock yards. They will open about September 1st, with capacity for packing two thousand hoes daily. A branch will be maintained at Indianapolis. Whisky Leads to a Tragedy. Uniontown, Pa., April 20. Saturday was pa day in the upper coKe region, ana the amount of drinking and carousing wa3 unprecedented. While intoxicated Albert Sutton and Upton Hardin quarreled, and Sutton shot Hardin in the breast, in flicting a fatal wound. The mangled re mains ot a nameless Hungarian were found at the bottom of a coal shaft this morning. It is thought that he was mur dered and dumped into the mine. He was known to have money on his person. Looking at St. Joe. St. Josefh, Mo., April 20. A visiting delegation of one hundred and fifty citizens of Fairbury, Nebraska, representing the board of trade, of that city, and the civil officers, arrived in St. Joseph to-day on t special Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska train They were met with carriages at the union depo and are guests of the St. Joe board of trade at the Pacific, to-morrow. They return home The object of the visit is to inspect the asphalt paving and other improvements that have been done here, and to confer with the officials of Chicago, Kansas Nebraska, and St. Joseph & Grand Island railways, with regard to certain improve ments. 1 hey want the two roads to meet at Fairbury which is now the end of a di vision of the former, and from which the Grand Island will start its line to Denver, Gored ISy a Bull. Newark, O., April 20. A vicious bull owned by Kobert .Lloyd, living about one mile west of Newaik, while being led from water broke loose, attacked the old man and seriously injured him. His sister, Mrs, Jane Davis, was in the barn-yard at the time and went to seize a pitchfork. The animal rushed madly at her and tossed her high in the air, and injured her so severely that her life is despaired of. Her injuries are ot an internal nature. The animal has almost killed several members of the family heretofore. The woman is almost certain to die. ISSUED BOGUS CHECKS. A Member of a Prominent Family In Tronble. Montreal, April 20. Detectives are looking for Frank Barrister, alias Skiff, who is charged with issuing bogus checks. It alleged that he was arrested in New York for embezzing $900, but being admitted to $500 bail he came here and rented a store with the purpose of opening a branch of a New York bank and employed several clerks, getting from each a small deposit. He ordered goods and gave checks which proved to be worthless. Meantime he pocketed the change which amounted, in the case ot his hotel bill, to $160, and left the city. He belongs to a wealthy family in New York. His father being ill, he has sent on some friends to loon after his erring son. Gladstone Speaks of America. London, April 20. Gladstone writes: "I attach a very high value of importance to the manifestations now incessant of Amer ican as well as colonial sympathy with the Irish people in the crisis created bv the causeless, insulting, insiduous bill at present before parliament. As a partial or formal acknowledement, I am not of the opinion it would be proper or expedient for me to take it upon myself to address any general communication to America on this subject, which, however, I noticed, and may again notice in parliament. Still I am very anxious that the people of this country should have the means of understanding how much beyond range any sec tional impulses are, and how truly national the movement in the United States has be come, and in this view I would recommend that an endeavor be made to present some estimate of the aggregate numbers ot per sons by which the recent meetings in America are attended, and likewise, especially estimate the number of governors, mayors, senators, representatives, clergyman and other officials, or highly responsible persons by whom such meetings are countenanced or supported," THE LEADING PAPERS. Representatives of Which Met in Kansas City Yesterday. JAMES G. BLAINE, OF MAINE. Harry Leavitt Sues the Chicago Mail for 830,000 for Slandering His Good Kama Other Notes of Interest, &c. Chicago, April 20. Herman Levy, gen erally known as Harry Leavitt, who turned informer in the Haddock murder trial at Sioux City, began a $30,000 suit for libel a the supreme court here to-day against Frank Hatton, Clinton A. Snowden, James West and John J. Flynn, publishers of the Chicago Mail, on account of an article Tuesday commenting on the Arensdort trial, and describing Levy as a disreputable person, a blackleg, a confidence man, a loatter and a thief. Leavitt claim3 that he is a reputable theatrical man at Chicago. HON. JAMES G.BLAINE. The Party Safely at Chicago and Rest ing Fp. Chicago, April 20. James G. Blaine arrived in this city this morning over the Wabash railroad. He was met at the depo by his sons only, Walker and Emmons, no crowd having assembled at the station. Accompanying Mr. Blaine were his wife, his daughter, Miss Harriet Blaine, and Miss Abigail Dodge. The party were at once driven to the Grand Central hotel, where they breakfasted. Mr. Walker Blaine said this morning that his father has completely recovered from his late illness and was feeling better than for some time past. Just what his plans were, he could not say, but would be able to tell more later in the day. Mr. Blaine was looking extremely well and seemed to have grown much stouter than he was when last in Chicago. During the morning United States Senator Farwell, Congressman Uunhara and Chair- . ' .1 T ,l T 1 1 man Jones ot tne Illinois nepuoucan State Central Committee sent up their cards and desired to see Mr. Blaine. Walker Blaine met them in the rotunda of the hotel and explained his fathers need ot rest, and the callers withdrew. Later in the day, Mr. Blaine received a number of personal friends, but positively de clined to see reporters or to be iaterviewtd on any subject, political or otherwise. Emmons Blaine stated that his father would probably remain in Chicago several days and perhaps a week. He needed rest at present, after his long journey, but to-mor row would quite likely receive all who called upon him. It was announced to the sons ot Mr. Blaine that the bankers of this city pro posed to give a banquet during their fathers stay in Chicago, and would request from him expression of his views upon the financial and business prospects of the country. It was not learned whether Mr. Blaine would accept the invitation or not. but a committee from the club will wait on him to-morrow for the purpose of extending a formal invitation and of learning his wishes in the matter. THE LEADING DAILIES. The Representatives of the Leading Pa pers of the Missouri Talley Meet at Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo., April 20. A meet ing of representatives of the leading news papers of the Missouri valley and the southwest was held here so-day for the con sideration of their relations with the rail roads under the inter-state commerce law. Letters were on file giving adhesion of the objects of the convention from nearly every daily paper between the Mississippi river and the Rocky Mountains. After discussion a series of resolutions were adopted as follows : Wherkas. We reeosrnize iu the railroads the re-alizatiou of the highest accomplishments of the progressive ppirit of the age, being closely allied to the interests of the people aud the greatest assistants, yet divised for the rapid extension of the American desert and the agency by which the development of the west is in a great measure to be brought about, and Whereas, The inter-stale commerce bill has been made the law of the land governiui; the ma. ianement of such of these roads as traverse different states, deriving their franchises chitily from state laws, necessarily diverse in their operation, be it j;ea(lvetl. That we cheerfully acquiesce in the new order of things, and set resolutely to the work of adopting our business to the new situation, aud ready to discard the abuses and ine-qualeties which have grown up iu past years iu dealing with these roads. That we wish to stand in the same relation to them, aud have them placed in the same attitude toward the press of the country as all other lines of business stand related to each other. Ktsulved, That to accomplish the foregoing results the press aud the railroads treat each other as rationally conducted business entitles; that for freight aud passenger transportation the railroads charge newspaper men the same as other individuals are charged, and the newspapers in like manner deal with railroads as their business customers, neither more nor less. Krtolted, That all business between these two be upon a cash basis or its equivalent; that time tables, notices of a business character, and any other form of advertising should be charged for by the publishers, and no exchange upon the courtesy plan be continued: that each publisher fix his own rates for his space, and accept therefor only such compensation as will be available for use in the conduct of business by proprietors or employes; that acceptance of contracts wnien would produce any ot .in ler result should be dis- countenanced. A Murderous Bell Boy. Akron, April 20. Three shots fired in succession startled the hotel Buchtel guests this afternoon. Joe Procter, a bell boy, has been troubled with C. D. Smith, the new steward, and it is said threatened last week to shoot him. To-day in some trifling dispute the boy, who is said not to be verv bright, drew a self-acting revolver and blazed away smith saved himselt by dodging behind a coffee urn. The Proctor boy was disarmed and taken to the lockup. FOUND IN THE LAKE. An Unknown Man's Body Washed Ashore in Lake County. Painesville, O., April 20. Coroner H. M. Mosher, of this city, wa3 called to Wil-loughby Plains yesterday by the news that a body had been found in Lake Erie at that place. The body was found near the beach on the farm of Mr. E. W. Parmer, and was in Buch a "state of decomposition as to render accurate description almost impossible. As nearly as can be determined it is the body ot a man five feet, eight or ten inches in height, 160 to 170 pounds in weight, and twenty-five to thirty years of age. The clothing was all of poor quality, and was as follows: A blue flannel coat, striped cotton vest, union flannel shirt, gauze undershirt, brown jeans trousers, cot ton drawers, woolen socks, and grain- leather boots with high tops and tap soles a peculiar tning aoout tne ciotning was that the right coat sleeve was severed from the coat, and was on the left arm when the body was found. Forty cents in money wasiouna on tne ooay.but io papers of any kind, the only means identification, aside from the clothing and size being the letters B. C. in India ink on the left fore arm. The body had evidently been in the water a long time, and as no marks oi violence could be tonnd no inquest was neid. Dead. Louisville, Ky., April 20. Mr. John B. Smith, president of the bank ot com merce and one of the sinking fund com missioners of this city died at his residence this morning, alter a lingering illness. UNION PACIFIC. Stockholders Preparing to Surrender the Main Line. Chicago, April 20. A Lincoln, Neb., special says : There was a well defined ru mor to the effect that the Union Pacific stockholders are quietly preparing to sur render the old Union Pacific main line for the government debt and abandon their Omaha and Council Bluffs terminal, mak ing the several branches of the Union Pa-cifiic which are owned by them independent of the government line, making a new system of lines with Lincoln as the eastern terminus. The main features involved in this plan consist of. r irst A through line from .Lincoln to Denver with a connection at Lincoln with the old Iowa pool lines. second lhe linking together ot all the Union Pacific branches with the Lincoln & Denver line, making with the Oregan Short line and the Denver & Rio Grande, a new system to be called the Lincoln, Denver and Pacific, this to be conducted under the cover of the old St. Joseph & Grand Island road, which it is definitely known is owned by the old Union Pacific regime, who have never parted with the control of the Union Pacific branch lines. It is claimed that by the time congress is ready to act upon the Union Pacific matters these lines will be completed, and the Union Pacific, shorn of its branches, will be ready to be turned over to the gov ernment as a white elephant. The C P. Has No Intention of Doing So. St. Joe, Mo., April 20. D. McCool, general manager of the St. Joe and Grand Island railway, denies the' truth of the report in the Associated Press to-day from Chicago; made up iu the latter city from a special dispatch from Lincoln, Neb. He says the Union Pacific has no such intention as stated in the dispatch, and that idea originated with some one who wanted to boom Lincoln against Omaha now eastern terminues of St. Joe and Grand Island road. A GOOD PLAN. The Profits to be Equally Divided Among the Employes. Cincinnati, O., April 20. The firm of Proctor & Gamble, manufacturers have made an elaborate proposition for allowing their employes to share in the profits of the firm. The plan is to appoint three trustees, two book keepers and a superintendent, in the firm's employe, who shall twice a year ascertain the amount of profits during the preceding six months, allowing as expenses, six per cent, interest on the capital employed and reasonable salaries to the members of the firm devoting their time to the interests, and then divide the profits between the firm and the employes in proportion to the capital and wages earned. The employes have accepted the proposition with thanks and have resolved to allow no outside influence to disturb the relation between them and their employers. Printers Rates Settled In Cincinnati. Cincinnati, April 20. The demands for an advance of five cents per 1,000 ems on newspaper composition has been compromised and a two and a half cent advance agreed upon by everybody, taking effect to-day. On evening papers the rate will be 39 J cents per 1,000 and on morning papers 42 cents. The conference committee on the part of the printers was Harry Ogden and Eugene Merz ; on the part of the Press association, Richard Smith and Charles Taft. Demands of Boston Printers, Boston, April 20. The Boston Printers Union has adopted a new scale ot prces which been sent to all the book and job printing offices in the city. Its provisions take effect May 1. and after that time work will cease at 12 noon on Saturdays. The scale provides that all union men employed by the week shall receive not less than $15, not more than 10 lours to constitute a dav s work. On all days preceding holidays eight hours shall constitute a day s work. hen paid by the hour the price shall be 30 cent3 per hour, all Sunday and holiday work to be at the rate of 60 cents per hour and SO ceuts per hour for night work. The press man have made demands simuar to the above, including the half holidays on Saturdays and extra pay for extra work: An Important Meeting. Rochester, N. Y., April 20. An im portant meeting of the second, third and fourth districts of Stove Foundries National Defense association was held to-day to take action relative to existing stove moul ders strike. It was unanimously decided that; thel patterns of foundries where strikes are existing should be ordered into the second district. This action is of the gravest importance, as it virtually means that the western foundries are to be closed and their work done in the east. A Heavy Suit. Chicago, April 20. A special from Des Moines, la., says: The Iowa Barb Wire Manufacturing company, at Marshalltown, R. F. Sear, president, has begun a suit in the federal court here against Washburn and Moen for $1,250,000 damages for in fringements of patents used in their bust ness. Some time ago the Marshalltown company came into possession of the Bur- neil patents whose distinctive features were sustained and protected by a decision in the federal courts 'at St. Louis a few months ago. Mr. Sears claims that Washburn and Moen have continued to use the machines that infringed on the Burnell patents, not withstanding the order ot the court. REFUSED S 150,000. Senator Sherman Thinks Findley Real Es tate will go Higher. Findlat, O., April 20. Senator Sher man s authorized agents in this city to-day, acting under instructions from the senator, refused $150,- 000 for hi3 ninety-seven acre tract of land just south of the citv. The land was bought by the senator in Februa ry at $30,000. The land i3 not for sale. The rapid location ot manufacturing establish ments here indicate that the land will be worth $200,000, and before many days The sale to-day were large and interesting, Active worK nas begun on the new Carruthers rolling mill, which is to employ two hundred men. INHUMAN TREATMENT. Story of an Escaped Iomate of the Buffalo Insane'Asylum. Buffalo, April 20. George Wilson. the patient who Buffalo insane Charles W. Brown from to-day. He escaped from the asylum the day died, was heard visited a relative and told him that he supposed keepers Sommers, Nuhn.and Sharkey killed Brown, as he saw one of the attendants, the day before he died, knock him down, kick him, and stamp on him. Two of them afterwards dragged him out of the ward by his hair and whiskers, and that was the last he saw of him. Wilson said he escaped because he feared the keepers would kill him. He was being treated for the morphine habit. D. R. Andrews, superintendent of the asylum, does not think his story is to be believed. The attendants are charged with manslaughter in the first degree. Nuhn is still in jail, but Sommers and Sharkev are out on bail. CRIMES, CASUALTIES. A Hoboken Water Works Commissioner Short. "BOBBY, THROW TJP YOTJB HANDS." Hunting Down Mrs. Sarah E. Howe, the Ex-Banker Cook County Asking for a Change of Venue Bald Knobbers to Have a Fair Deal Other News. New York. April 20. Water Registrar Michael Murphy, of Hoboken, is still missing, and in view of recent developments concerning his alleged defalcation the friends who indignantly '(enied the possibility of his downfall are now inclined to admit their belief in the charge. W. A. Macy, of the Hackensack Water company, has been engaged as an expert accountant to overhaul the books. He will commence to-morrow to examine Murphy's books, and.it is thought, will not finish for at least two weeks. The rough estimates of the .board and of Mr. Macy place the amount of the deficit at $17,000. Eventually Murphy's bondsmen, Messrs. Steljes and Bruning, will be compelled to share the1urde n of this amount Ex-President Robert Bacot, of the Water company, stated that for three years matters have been conducted in a very loose manner. The police have not yet been officially notified of Murphy's alleged crime, and probably will not be until the close of the investigation. The case seems to be, as a gentleman remarked yesterday, that "Nobody in the city desires to see 'Mike' caught, and very few would care to be guilty of causing his arrest, police included." The disappearance and the facts attending it have provoked more talk in Hoboken than any one event before. How Murphy could have spent the stolen money is puzzling, as he seemed to live .within his salary of $2,500. Many thought that he disposed of it in politics. The theory that Murphy has drowned himself is gaining ground, but no evidence has been produced to strengthen it. The Hoboken board of water commissioners met again to consider the matter. Corporation Counsel Minturn informed the board that charges, upon the affidavit of Chairman Winges, has been made against Registrar Murphy. The board decided that it was not necessary to take evidence in the matter, and by a una nimous vote declared the office vacant, after reading an affidavit signed by Wil liam J. Winges, which charges that Murphy stated but a few days prior to his disappearance that there was sufficient money in the bank to meet the claim of the water company against the city. Ia view of the falsity of this statement and his strange disappearance, deponent declared said Murphy was a defaulter. "BOBBY, THROW UP TOUR HANDS!" Master Lei and Thought He Had a Blank Cartridge, but It Rilled Bobby. Philadelphia, Pa., April 13. Frank Leland, twelve years old, living with his parents at Jenkintown, a suburb, went into the fields Thursday with Robbie Printer, eight years old, to practice shooting at a target with a rifle his father had just bought him. The last cartridge only snapped, and when they pulled it out of the gun they found the shell was empty. "It's a blank," said Master Leland, as he put it back in the barrel. "Bobby, throw up your hands, and when I fire you're a dead man." i oung Iceland covered his tnend with his rifle and pulled the trigger. Th'er3 was a report and poor little Printer fell to the ground, exclaiming: "I rank, I'm shot ; it wasn t a blank. Frank Leland fell over his body and wept and then ran to a brook near by and getting some water bathed the boy s face, but he had become unconscious. The child was removed to the inn of his uncle, rthur Johnson, where he died on Friday during an operation by Drs. Hern aud Harwitz. The coroner's jury condemned the prac tice of allowing children to use fire-arms and advised prosecution against Leland. ON THE TRAIL OF MRS. HOWE. Detectives Locate the Bogus Banker In a Town Yery Near Home. Boston, April 20. Mrs. Sarah E. Howe, the banker, who has twice swindled her depositors, is said to be stopping in a small village on the Boston & Maine railroad, not twenty miles from Boston. Officer Murdough, who -is working up the case against Mrs. Howe, finds the victims very loth to admit that they have been deceived so easily. He has found sixty compositors who entrusted from $100 to $1,000 apiece to the swindler, expecting to get 7 per cent. a month interest, and thinks the total loss will reach $60,000. Mrs Cole, of Roxbury, deposited $500 with Mrs. Howe in January. Two weeks ago she called and was paid $75 interest. This so pleased her that she went home and immediately brought back $500 more, all the money she had, and placed it in Mrs. Howe's care. The swindler's hus band left Boston three weeks ago and is now in Illinois. It is supposed that he is hunting out a permanent hiding place for his partner. THE INDICTED OFFICIALS, Of Cook County, Asking for a Change of Yenue. Chicago, April 20. The counsel for the indicted Cook county officials, argued a motion for a change of venue for certain of the defendants, before Judge Tuley to day. The plea was urged that the defend ants could not obtain an impartial trial in Cook county. In support of this view, extracts from the daily papers were read by the court. The reading of these extracts it is expected will consume nearly all of to-morrow. Trying the Bald Knobbers. St. Louis, Mo., April 20. A epecial from Ozark, Mo., to the Post-Dispatch says: The circuit court resumed its session this morning and after some pre liminary proceedings adjourned. lhe grand jury continued its investiga- tion and new witnesses were called, among them Wm. Johnson, one of the Bald Knobbers, who made a confession when he was arrested. It is expected that thorough unraveling of the whole Bald Knobber mystery will be effected before the grand jury closes its work and many members of the order who are otherwise good citizens and who had no hand in the Edens-Green killing are quite apprehensive if they do not already believe that every man in the organization will be indicted. Judge Hubbard's charge to the grand jury yesterday was very strong against the Bald Knobbism and is fully approved by tne citizens generally. A Lynching Bee. Hexdersox, Ky., April 20. A lynchin took place in Union county Monday night. A negro made an unsuccessful attempt during the afternoon to assault a white lady. ne was traced to tsiacKDurn and captured and taken outside the town and hanged to a tree. SERIOUS SHOOTING AFFRAY. An Old Grudge of Long Standing Settled. Erie, Kan., April 20. A serious shooting affray resulting in the death of J. E. Franklin occurred eight miles west of town this morning. Franklin and a man named Hugh Woodrow had some difficulty as to Franklin's right to pass over a small strip of land. Woodrow waylaid him this morn ing and fired one shot from a revolver which took effect in Franklin's forehead killing him almost instantly. Outlaws Arrested. Poplar Bluff, Mo., April 20. Saturday night Constable Charles Barfield, of Butler county, went to Neelyville with a posse of half a dozen deputies to arrest two outlaws. They quietly took possession to await their coming. I On the same night the Ripley county sheriff came to Neelyville on the same mission. Neither party knew of the other's presence. The Butler county men had hardly taken possession when they heard the Ripley county deputies approaching, and supposed they were the outlaws who had increased their number in anticipation. The Butler deputies opened a fusilade upon them with Winchester rifles. The fire was returned, and for several hours the deputies waged a desultory warfare. At daylight the besieged recognized the besieging party and a parley was effected, which ended the battle. Two men were injured, though not fatally. The outlaws have left the country. Hjmarket Boom Throwers. Chicago, HI, April 20. The Daily News to-morrow will say: "A letter from Rudolph Schnaubelt, the much looked for anarchist and alleged thrower of the Hay-market bomb has been received in Chicago and those who are in a position to know do not for a moment doubt its authenticity. The letter is dated '"Chriftiania, Norway, March 1887," and reaches here through the medium of an anarchistic sheet issued in London by an Austrian socialist named Joseph Peikert, who is an old friend of Schnaubelt. The fugitive denies throwing the bomb but intimates he is sorry he did not do it, and that he only left because he knew it was not safe for him here. It is understood by his friends here that he was on the Pacific coast until the anarchist trial ended in Chicago and then worked his way to Canton, thence to Sydney, later ,to Bombay and finally to Norway being now on one of the vessels in the Northern sea fishing herrings. A Diabolical Act. Clevel and, O., April 20. A special from Kennard, tell of a diabolical attempt to kill Prof. Thomas Sanford, of that place, with an infernal machine. A small box was left in the hallway of his residence. It was peculiarly constructed and being suspicious he threw the box into the'yard when an explosion occurred which shattered the windows of an adjacent house. There is no known motive for the'diabolical act Railroad Robbers, Pittsburg, April 20. The preliminary hearing in the postponed Panhandle rail way robbery case3 came up this morning before Deputy Mayor Cripp and all the prisoners waived preliminary examinations and were held lor trial. The Czar's Turn Now. St. Petersburg, April 20. The six men arrested for complicity in the plot to as sassinate the czar on March 13, have been sentenced to death. lhe other conspirators have been sen tenced to imprisonment for life. A Narrow Escape. New York, April 20. Through the leakage of gas mains running through the street at No. '1621 and 1624 Second avenue. number of persons narrowly escaped losing their lives before last midnight. The twelve year old son of Policeman Griffin struck a light in the cellar of the tenement and an explosion followed. 1 oung tjrmin was severely burned and is not expected to recover. In the tenement No. 1624, J. Swartz and his family, early this morning, were aroused nearly asphyxiated. Swartz was greatly affected but carried his family to the open air and then went to rescue his neighbors. Isaac Meyer and Mrs. Carrie Mcfjerry, and two children, were found almost suf focated. Several hours later Henry Bader was discovered insensible in a barber shop and it was impossible to wake him up. A Terrific Explosion. Washington, D. C, April 20. A terri fic explosion occurred on the steamer Delta, loaded with naval stores at Caswelli wharf. One man was killed ou.right and several others injured. GOT IN THEIR WORK. A Gang of Burglars Who Have no Better Sense than to Rob a Newspaper Man. Clay Center, Kan., April 20. The Times, of this city, yesterday, warned the city against a gang of burglars, which was understood to be en route to Clay Center. It reached here according to program, and the only successful venture was in robbing Mr. Campbell, one of the owners of the paper. Four other unsuccessful efforts were made on the postoffice. This is the gang, probably, which has been operating further east and probably north. MISTAKING HIM FOR A BURGLAR. Farmer Peters Kills a Respected Resi dent of Tnnawanda. Buffalo, April 20. George Peters, a prosperous larmer living in Alain street, beyond the citv line, was arrested this afternoon for shooting and killing P. H. Griswold, bookkeeper tor A. Thompson, a lonawanda lumber merchant. The shooting happened at 2 o'clock this morning and Mr. Peter3 says he supposed Griswold was a burglar. The unfortunate man was a leading citizen ot lonawanda and was fifty-five years old. He came here on business yesterday and started home in a midnight train, but evidently got off at Main street station, near where the shooting occurred. As he had been sub ject to fits, it 13 believed that he wandered around reter s house while in one of them. Mr. Peters told Police Superintendent Morin that his dog awakened him. His son went out with a revolver and . shouted : "Hold up your hands or I will shoot." Young Peters heard talking and re-entered the house. The father came out with a shotgun. The intruder did not answer the farmer, who fired at him. Griswold walked a short distance and fell. He was removed to the almhouse, where he died at 10 a. m. DROWNED IN CURTIS BAT. Sad Fate of a Pleasure Party From Baltimore. Baltimore, April 20. Five young men hired a sailboat at the foot of Eutaw street this afternoon. Three of them were Frank Harman and two broth ers named Baughman ; the ' other two are unknown to their companions. They sailed their boat across the Curtis bay, in the middle of which the boat upset, throwing all five into the water. Harman and the Baughman brothers were rescued by a passing sloop, but' the. two strangers were drowned. V KANSAS MATTERS. Decidedly Interesting Prom Wichita. Epistle WHAT WOMAN CAN DO IF SHE TRIES. The Woman's Temperance Union Kin dergarten School Registering and Toting a Duty Interesting Kansas Notes Worthy of Close Perusal. Wichita, Kansas, April 20. (Corres. pondence) More than three years ago, when the handful of earnest Christian women of this city, banded together in the organization known as the "Woman's Temperance Union," to educate public sentiment on this question of the hour though they had been residents of the city many years, had proven themselves de voted mothers, thorough housekeepers and zealous workers in the church yet they were assailed, derided, and slandered in the public print, that none but fearless women dared belong to the organization. We resolved, then and there, that our work was too important, and time too valuable, to lose any in fighting "gnats." Whether they were individuals or newspapers, we have gone on in a QUIET, WOMANLY WAY, prospering in whatever we have attempted, and being led into many unexpected lines of work. We have conducted for more than three years, at onr own expense, a free reading room, (open on every dav of the week from seven a. m. until ten p. m.,) well supplied with daily and weekly newspapers and many magazines, all of which, witn pernaps tnree exceptions, we pay tor For more than two years we have sustained a circulating library, now numbering 1,000 volumes, never having received very many donations in books, and but ten dollars in money towards this branch of work until this year. V e adopted a beautiful baby boy, now twenty-eight months old, and for twenty-six months have paid $12 per month toward his care. We have for the past nine months conducted a kindergarten school (own the building which is well furnished) under the supervision of a thoroughly trained kindergarten teacher from Chi cago. We own two pianos, purchased new, partly from money donated, partly from our own earning. .We have conducted this winter at large expense a fine lecture course Wilk Wendling, Major.Dana, Gen. Lew Wallace, Kate Field, and others, and expect to have Joseph Cook Boon for the second time. We employ nine women in different capacities, furnishing to them board and lodgings. The money for carrying on our work is earned from a lunch room, conducted on the European plan price per dish 5 cents. Our gross income for the past month was $1,110.90; net receipts, $363.60. Last May we purchased a corner lot, 60x110 feet, across the street from the government building, now in process of erection, paying $10,000, (soliciting, collecting and paying in $5,000 in one month) the generous men and women ot the CITY CONTRIBUTING to the enterprise, we having out of earnings paid in this far nearly $600, and paying taxes. We owe now on this property about $2,500. We expect soon to clear the property, excavate, place a suitable foundation lor a four story building, let it settle this winter, and then push the buildin? next spring. There is so much building going on in our city we would be delaved for want of material were we building now. jn ow these vv . u. l. u. workers as a body have never been ardent suffragists, but seeing the delinquencies of our city officers in permitting "joints," dens of infamy, and gambling hells to thrive on the body politic. As soon AS THOWGHTFUL MEN put the ballot in their keeping, almost as one woman, they accepted the situation, determined to perform their duty as con scientious citizens. There are also many organizations of women in our city. "The Woman's Relief Corps the very large Aid society ot the Baptist church, the auxiliary ot the I. M. C. A. the effective managers of Woman's Benevolent Home and Hospital, the Hy- pathia a purely literary society, the Music club and many others, which would prove to a blind person, that the women of Wich ita, are worthy co-laborers with the men, in whatever pertains to the welfare of our beloved city. lhe action of the women citizens, in their acceptance of their new duties, having been so misrepresented to the world, by our LEADING PAPERS one of which is so opposed to the suffrage movement as to make no reports, the other which is so often quoted, giving the im pression that only the immoral women were interested in the affairs concerning good government, and were largely in the ascendency in Wichita and also highly lauds the "popular administration" which would seem to have brought this element ot society into such prominence, that at the urgent request ot a leading citizen, in a far away part of the state, to give to your paper a correct version of the woman movement, we make the following state ment; Commencing on March 3, when at a meeting 103 being present, 9 responded to the question ot "HOW MANY HAVE REGISTERED?" 64 proceeded in a body to register, one meeting was held each week to arouse thought on the subject During the four weeks 600 women registered. We are told by a g?ntleman, who are always well in formed on election affairs that about 400 women voted. The city clerk, however, informs us that he thinks aoout 300 voted. We shall ascertaii as soon as possible, for our own satisfaction from the poll books the exact vote. Many of the women who registered were the advanced thinkers on the important issues of the hour, the con servative cultured women were repre sented in a limited degree those who feared the derision of the newspapers remained in the cloistered seclusion of the home or the shopping mart, while the immoral women were very few indeed, as compared with the dissolute men. Many women did not vote after register ing, because they were not interested in the respective merits of EITHER. CANDIDATE, the campaign being manipulated, in a peculiar manner, known only to tricksters in ring politics. No convention being held, simply those who usually manage affairs in both the old parties coalescing on a non-partizan and supporting one of the oldest citizens, who was so non-par- zan that for the time being he really was not anything but an "old citizen." Many suddenly feared the labor movement, though led by one of the purest of the old citizens. The main object in the labor party being to make a decided change in the city government ; that of the non-par- tizan was to continue the PRESENT REGIME, and as the city clerk, citv marshal and notice force are reannointed it would look as though it were to be the same. Never has there been so quiet an election, tne new voters coming to the polls in groups of three and four, then departing to attend to other duties, while large bodies of men seemed to be devoting the entire day to the arduous duty of voting and smoking. It would seem that some filthy creature has been befouling his abiding place, in sending forth the impression that Wichita women are largely immoral. This will eventually redound against those who delight in foul odors. Clyde Boom. Clyde, April 20. Special "The Clyde board of trade" at their meeting last night accepted the proposition of the Rock Island railroad to build to this city for $25,000. We have plenty of rain and Clyde as well as the Republican valley is enjoying a genuine boom. Why Bloxham, of Florida, Is Hopeful. Jacksonville, Fla., April 20. The result of the Democratic caucus at Tallahassee last evening did not materially change the situation. The eighth and last ballot stood: Bloxham, 37; Perry, 30; scattering, 18. The caucus adjourned to Monday night Under the state constitutional requirement balloting in joint convention of both houses will have to begin Tuesday. Owing to the apparent deadlock in the caucus between Bloxham and Perry, it is not believed there will be any caucus nomination unless a dark horse is trotted out Should the caucus fail to nominate and the election thrown into the joint convention Gov. Bloxham's friends confidently assert he will be sure of nomination, as it is understood that 18 Republican votes will go to him iu addition to his Democratic strength. Michigan High License. Lansing, Mich., April 20. A Republi can caucus met last night but adjourned because the proposed high license, local option bill was not ready for considera tion. Many prominent Republicans have stayed away from both caucuses and refused to be bound to any action that may be taken thereon. Wayne county members are opposed to high license and local option under any circumstances, Republi can Prohibitionists will not sunnort what they term half way measures. The result is the Republican majority is so large that bonding caucus action on the subject in legislation is impossible. When the liquor question gets before the legislature its discussion will be full and free but what laws will be enacted cannot be foretold. It is said that all the liquor laws will be put together in one bill and the present multitude of laws will be repealed. Municipal Elections. Chicago, April 20. In the municipal elections, held in a large number of Illi nois cities and towns yesterday, the ma! jority of cities declared for license, but in the smaller places the anti-hccnse ticket was uniformly successful. Gone to its Third Reading. Boston, Mass., April 20. The house to day passed the high license to its third reading by a vote of 188 to 89. Montana Stock Growers' Association. Miles City, Mont, April 20. At a meeting of the Montana Stock Growers' association here yesterday about one hundred members were present. Secretary Harrison's report reflected severely upon congress for the passage of the inter-state commerce bill. Theodore Rossevelt moved that this be stricken out and declared the bill steps in the right direction. A lively discussion ensued, which was finally closed by the passahe of a motion declaring the associa tion not committed to the clause under discussion. The election of officers resulted as fol lows: President, Joseph Scott, of Miles City ; first vice president, B. F. Potts, of Helenr; second vice president, William Harmon, ot Miles City; secretary and treasurer, R. H. Harrison, of Helena. The executive committee of fifty includes representatives from Wyoming and Dakota. Foreign Arrivals Sa-s Francisco, Cal., April 20. Queen Kapiolam, of the Hawaiain Kingdom ar rived this morning from Honolulu, on tt steamer Australia. She was accompanied by Princess Liliuoualain and a number ot high officials of the Hawaiain government The principal object of the queen's voyage is to be present at Queen Victoria's jubilee celebration in London in June, Assignment. Baltimore. April 20. Charles Cs- Weil- ler and Harry C. Weiller, known as Chin.. Weiller& Son, made an assignment today to Joseph Leopold for the benefit of their creditors. The bond of the trustee is $100,000. He Assigns. Utica, N. Y., April 20. The general assignment of Geo. Clark, a millionaire land owner and hop grower of Springfield, Otsego county, was filed to-day for $200,-000. Unsatisfactory judgments were outstanding against him. Memorial Meeting. Albany, N. Y., April 20. The Arthur memorial meeting at the state house to night was largely attended. The members of the presidents family were present. Governor Hill presided. The popular blood purifier, Hood's Sar- saparilla, is having a tremendous sale this season. Nearly everybody takes it. Try it yourself. IJACOB3 "9 Hi FOR PAINS RHEUMATIC. $Ci-Aflr a laj)tu! of years i'utmenft confirming the efficacy of HI. Jaauiit Oil and tit permanciil cures, are given below. From a Rheumatic Sufferer Jan. 1879, Bergen, New Jersey. I have used St. Jacobs Oil and it cured ma 01 rheumatism after a few days' application. AUGUSTUS PiUClL. From Same 7 Tears Later. mUnh St., Jersey Cily, N.J.,Oefc27, 1PV... I cannot add more to the pratae of f.t. Jacobs Oil than my testiiconyseven v,-,irj ago. It cured me. AUGUSTUS PliiCK. From a Rheumatic Sufferer, Sept. 1880. Union Catholic Library Association. 201) Dearborn ft., Chicago, ill. One bottle of fct. Jacobs vU cured 111 e of rheumarifm, whii-h gaveme great pain. JAM KS A. CON" LaN.JB., Librarian. From Same O Years Lat 1S4 Huron bt, Chk-atjo, 111., "otoDr It, 18M. I can only rt p, at my former testimony to ths merits of rt. Jacobs Oil, It cured m of a severe case of rheumatism. JAMES A. OOKLAN, JB. From a It B. Official January, 1883. Office of N. Y., L. . , E. & W. R. R. Co., 187) W est, New York, N. Y. J ago I had rheunviiism in Two months aro . my right arm from shoulder to wrist, and coma qui ruisa it wimuui, cm. unauun paia. Before the second bottle of bt. Jacobs Oil was used my arm was well. C. V. V. WARD, Div'n. Pa&s. Agent . From Same 4 Years Later. 1S7 West St, New York, H. Y Kor. Io, 1S86. Referring- to dlppfnj from y. Y. Telegram which gives an account of my case, If It will be of any service to you I shall be pleased. Et Jacobs Oil cured me. C. V. V. WARD, Div'n. lass. Ageufc THE CHARLES A. VOQKLEB CO, Baltimore, Ml, jtj-AU jxrtont rsi50 St Jacob Oil or Red Star Covgh.Cu.re, vill by $ending a tiro-rent stamp and a hMory 0 Uteir cote, receut advice frel. FKF.E FROM OPIATES ASD POICOS. PROMPT. AT DaOOISTS ASD DEALKHS. ZHI " A. TOtiKLZa CO BALIiaOBX. KX WEATHER INDICATIONS. Leavbxwobth, Kansas April 20. Highest temperature, 64"'; lowest temperature, 41 above zero; mean temperature. 5'2 above zero; reean barometer, 30.fJ; mean humidity, 70; character of weather, clear; prevailing wind, X. W.; total precipitation in past 24 hours. W.2i; stage oi water in river, 12.0 feet and fallinp. Mean temperature, same date, lssd, C ; mean temperature, same date, 1&S6. 66. Washington. 1. C. April 21 Indications For Kansas and Nebraska Fair weather; follow-ed by local rains; warmer southerly winds; followed by allghtly cooler variable winds. 51

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