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WT i; i. J'.; 0:' ?'' 5V u r; .li. 0 p. it- - 'I '( , if; I'-. f V. 1' 1- V t t -1 ' . I v 6 , i ... ( I V V. ByCHAS. H. KURTZ. NEWTON, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1893. NO. 1054 CAST ENFORCE IT. CHINESE WILL NOT BE DEPORTED FOR A WHILE YET. MO HONEY ON HAND TO DO IT, Th Cabinet Deoldei That the Law Can-not lie Curried Out, and That Nothing Cuu lie Don Until Congress Meet Again Other Lata Washington New, of General Interest. Washington, May 17. The Chinese question occupied the entire attention of the cabinet at its meeting yesterday. Before the cabinet meeting Chief Justice Fuller, who dissented from the decision of the supre ue court, called at the White house and had a brief talk with the president Subsequently the chief justice had an interview with Secretary Greshatn. It is understood that the conclusion reached by the cabinet was that the law could not be enforced, for the reason that there was no money available for that purpose. The net only carries an appropriation of $100,000, and Secretary Carlisle showed that not more than $10,000 of that sum remained. It was estimated that it would cost to deport all the Chinese now in the country who have not complied with the law more than $6, 000,000. This statement exhibited what one member of the cabinet called "the utter inability of the government to give any effect to the law without further action by congress." Under the circumstances it was understood that nothing could be dune and it is said there is little if any probability of v the federal government making any immediate effort to put the law into effect One prominent member of the cabinet, who is regarded as a man of great force and strength of character, made the broad assertion after the session was over that the -law was nothing short of a political scheme enacted for political eifect (he said, in fact, something about "demagogy"), and he intimated that there had been a general hope among his associates that the court would have held it to be unconstitutional. It is assumed that in the ordinary course of diplomatic usage a copy of the decision of the supreme court, as soon as the majority of the members of the court have determined upon its exact phraseology, will be transmitted to the Chinese minister, to bo by him forwarded to his government This will necessarily involve considerable delay, and congress will probably be again in session before a reply can be made to this coinmunk-ation. The impression is quite general that the administration will have to allow the present orders of collectors not to make arrests stand. The final solution of the problem would seem to devolve on congress, and until that body assembles it doe not appear that the law can be enforced. CROP IlLLLKTIN. General Improvement Over the Principal Agricultural Districts. Washixgtox, May 17. The week ending May 15 has been the most fa vorable of the season in the spring wheat region and in the states of the Upper Mississippi and Missouri valley, in Kansas, Indian territory and Northern Texas. Missouri Most favorable week of season; ground drying rapidly; work being expedited; all veget'tion back ward, but improving rapidly; some damage from inundation; early planted seed rotting badly. Nebraska Southwest parts of the state are suffering with drouth; rapid progress in corn planting; crop half planted. Kansas Rain, warmth and sun' shine have greatly improved crop con ditions; wheat, corn, oats and pastures assuming better color; wheat heading in the south. Oklahoma In western portion rainfall deficient and irons suffering; in eastern portion rain sufficient and well distributed, and ull crops grow, ing rapidly. Colorado Crops outside of the ditches in southeast portion suffering from drought; most favorable and promising week of the season; corn and potato planting progressing. AFTER THE STKII" IXTKUDKRS. Murderer Vrank C. Alrnr Strangled to Dontlt at; Concord, N. II. Concord, N, II, May 17. Frank C Almy, or he was known in early life, , George II. Abbott a criminal whose career was more remarkable in many ways than that of any creation of a novelist, was literally strangled to death by the law yesterday for the murder of Christio Warden. The arrangements for carrying out the law's sentence had been carefully made and it was expected that there would be nothing to mar the execution of the sentence, but when the trap was sprung the sheriff and the spectators were horrified to see the doomed man's feet touch the flavr be low. Inside of a minute oflieert on the platform of the scaffold swung the rope and pulled the body up several leet At 10:30 Almv was pronounced dead. The doors were tlien opened and the spectators filed by the gallows and left the prison. The gallows was removed before the dinner hour. Chief Harris Wants Tlmm Kxpelled or the Government. Washington, May 17. Some time since Chief Harris of the Cherokee nation addressed an official letter to the secretary of the interior, directing his attention to the first clause of the agreement for cession of the Cherokee strip, which declares who are "nitrud ers" under the statutes of 1837 and 1863, and provides that the same shall be removed, uponi demand of the principal chief without delay, from the limits of the nation by the United States. Chief Harris requests that the president issue a proclamation warn. ing these intruders to leave the Chero kee country upon pain of being ex pelled by the United States govern ment This request, however, has been held in abeyance pending the details required to be performed in perfecting the contract lor the cession ot the out let and payment of the S, 500, 000 con sideration therefor. As these matters are now almost completed, the Cher okee delegation here are beginning to agitate the "intruder issue, ana ex press the intention of pressing the provisions of the agreement to expel these intruders with unabated vigor until definite action shall be taken by the executive. CrUp Will Have a Walk-Over. ' Washington, May 17. Ex-Speakei Crisp's appearance in the city this week and the prospect of an extra session have revived interest in the re organization of the house. There seems to be no longer any doubt that ex-Speaker Crisp will be re-eleoted as ilon. THE LAW SATISFIED. WILL BE WIDE OPEN. OP HIGH STATION. A Georgia Supreme Court Judge Di vorced In South Dakota. Sioux Falls, S. D., May 17. Judge Twiggs of Augusta, Co., for eight years a member of the supremo bench of that state and prominent in politics has been granted a divorce from Lucie E. Twiggs, a leading society woman of Augusta, and a relative of Senator John B. Gordon of Georgia The case was brought in Urookings, a small town near here, to avoid publicity. When Cleveland was nominated In St Louis Judge Twiggs seconded the nomination on behalf of Georgia in an eloquent speech. Georgia. If he does not receive a judicial appointment from President Cleveland he will locate in the practice of law either at Helena, Mont, or at Indianapolis. Boston Hmlsters Wunt Troop, Vied. B08T03J, May 17. The Evangelical alliance, composed of clergymen of various denomination, held a mass meetiap in the liremss'ld Street Methodist church yesterday and, upon motion of the Rev. Dr. Hisby, voted to send a telegram to Attorney General Olney, stating that the presence of the United states troops at tort bheridan holds Chicago anarchists in check and asking that the administration notify the directory that those troops would be promptly utod if necessary to keep the world's fair closed on Sundays. Four More Tornado Victims. Guthrie, Ok., May 17. Two chil dren of William Donnell and a son of J. J. Keathly, who were injured in last week's tornado at Udmond, died yesterday. On the Kickapoo Indian reservation the body of an unknown woman has been found in a tree, sup posed to have been dropped there by the wind. A Boxing Kangaroo Dead. Chicago, May 17. Tho boxing kan garoo died yesterday in the barn which had been her quarters since her ar rival. It was seized with a chill Saturday, but Keeper Peat did not consider the case serious at first It con tinued to prow worse, and Sunday morning Messrs. Allen and Harris, her owners, called in a veterinary Burgeon, but he could do nothing. Governor Boise In Deep Earnest. Dbs Moines, Iowa, May 17. Gover nor Boise, who returned this morning from Muscatine where he was called to investigate the attempt to blow up three families recently, said that no stone would be left unturned to ferret out the perpetrators of the crime. Another Lynching In Indiana. Indianapolis, Ind., May 17. At 3 o'clock this morning a mob, presum ably the same one that lynched John Turley at Bedford yesterday, went to Brownstown near Seymour, took Lou Trenck, who shot and killed Henry Fedler a week ago, from the jail and lvnched him. THE MARKETS. DECISIVE ACTION BY THE FAIR DIRECTORS. EVERYTHING TO BE SEEN ON SUNDAY Kansas City Grain. Prices were quoted as follows: Na t hard wheat, 8Ko: No 3 hard wheat. WMWio; No. 4 hard wheat, 2(t3o; rejected hard wheat, WaaOo: No S red wheat, 3ej; Na I red wheat, MSCTo: No 4 red wheat, Sa3a Local corn was weak and sold slowly at Irregular prices. Shippers' bids were generally about the same as yesterday. Increased re ceipts are looked for. Receipts were 41 curs week ago 14 cars: a year ago 2S cars. No 8 mixed corn sold at HjsW4o; Na t mixed, 35",36o: Na 4 mixed, S4e: Na I white, 87H-7o; Na t white, S3Mo: Na 4 white, S4a Shippers hid 8840c Mississippi river, and lS43o Memphis for Na S corn; Na t white sold at 41H42o river and 44!4 Memphis Oats Were hard to sell, and prlcea were K to lo lower. Receipts, 11 care: year ago, 4 ears Cash prloej: No Z mixed, 28!429'4o; No. 8, t7H328o: Na 4. K7o; Na t white, Sffio: Na white, S1Q 31 Ho. RTBr-Flrm end in fair demand No. t was tueted at KJftSOc and Na at 58c Flax Seb Steady at ll.01QI.02 per bu upon the basis of nuro: small lots 2c less. Bbam Firm, 6'?6c f ej bun 100-lb sacks; bulk Ma powsCiiop-I'irm, 78750 In 100-lb sacks Hat Recolpts, 7 cars: market was lrrejular. Quotations ura: Timothy, choice to fancy, tt.SOfelO: good, &W;s9. clover mixed, t 7.60 per ton: taaoy prairie, 18.50; good to choice, nw.a): common, VStb.uX Flax, Bye and Barley. Chicago, May it Closing cash prices to day: Rye A Jo: May 63o. Flaxseed-11.033 L05. Barley 02o. ST. Louis, Mo., May 111 Closing cash prices of rye 0c. Flaxseed Castor Beans 1160. KANSAS CITY LIVE STOCK. It Is Voted to Return to Congress the 9,500,000 Appropriated for tho World's Fair and lliiu the lllfr Show Independent of Government Restriction of Any Kind TVhitevor. Chicago, May 17. The directors of the World's Columbian exposition decided yesterday to abrogate their contract with congress by which they bound themselves to close the fair on Sunday In consideration of an appro priation of 83,500,000. Ihe money will be returned to tho government, and hereafter the fair will be opened Sundays. This course was decided upon at a special meeting of the directors yesterday afternoon. ihe price of admission on bunds v is to be fifty cents, the same as charged during the week. Sabatarians are disarmed of their most effoetive arguments against the seven-day fair by several clauses in the rules adopted yesterday. One of these provides for holding religious services at the park each Sunday in Choral and Festival halls. Eminent preachers will be in vited to conduct the services. Kansas City, Ma, May IS Cattle He eelpts 0,414: calves, 91: shipped yesterday, 7 The steers market was exceedingly dull and 1015o lower: cows steady; Texas steers 1)J lower; feeders dull Dressed beef and shipping steers, t4 ffiSi5 15. cows and heifers, t&S&t: Texas and Indian steers, t4.40; Tex s and Indian oows .12.40 ttockers and feeders, H75410; pits- ceuaneous, fci 6ftltt Hogs Receipts 10,837; shipped yesterday, 1,86V. The market opened BQloo higher, loat the grain and closed active and strong. Prices ranged from (890 to 17.30 per 100 lbs accordln to Quality. Sheep Receipts, 4,830; shipped yesterday. 4.411. The Quality was common. Th market was dull and weak. The following are n p- resentatlve sales: Na Wt Price. Na Wt. Price. Mmut In ila i 14 aaut...... Bi 4& S6T. mut... 89 875 ItthunU.. & SW IV lit IN WESTERN LEAGUE SCHEDULE. PLACED IN A BAD LIGHT. Ex-Patent Commtmlonor Symonda Ac cused of Various Crave Shortcomings. Washington, May 17. For some weeks past rumors have been circulating in the interior department sell onsly concerning the otlicial conduct of W. E. Symouds. lute commissioner of patents. These were duo to a letter from one of the most prominent firms of patent attorneys in this city to Commissioner Seymour stating that they had re ceived information from a source believed to be trustworthy that certain applications in the telephone case of Daniel Drawbaugh in the secret archives of the put.nt office have been copied under the authority of Mr. bymonds, while commissioner, by parties outside of the patent office, contrary to law. It is further stated that during the latter part of Mr. Syinnnd's administration of the patent otlioc, he compiled a pamphlet containing ninety-six pages of closely printed matter entitled "Condensed Treatise on the Law on Patents." This contains approximately 555,000 words nnd is said to have been typewritten by government clerks during oth'cc hours. Other alle gations of equally serious character are made by persons who claim to be in a position to know tho facts. THE EDITORS AT CHICACO. First Session of the National Editorial Association. Chicago, May 17. The first session of the National Editorial Association was held last night at the Hotel Mecca. President T. W. Palmer, of the world's Columbian exposition, delivered an address of welcome, nnd was followed by Moses P. Handy, who also welcomed the editors to Chicago. On behalf of the convention, Gov ernor George W. Peck, of Wisconsin, who is also a delegate to the conven tion, responded to the addresses of welcome, and liyron W. Price, presi dent of the association, also expressed His thanks to llic world s lair officials for the pleasant welcome extended to them. The annual address to the conven tion was then delivered by S. C. Matthews of Memphis. Ihe session closed with an informal reception. Besides the regular busi ness of the convention the association will to-day attend a performance at the Turkish theater and in the evening a reception will be tendered to the members of the association by the Illinois Women s Press club. When and Dow the Clubs Will riay During the Season. St. Joseph, Mo, May 17. Western league managers concluded their labors last evening by fixing the following schedule, which shows games to be played at home by each club: Kansas City With Lawrence: May 38; June 11, 13, 14, 35, 37, 38; July 3, 4 (two games), 33, 25, 20; August 13, 15, 16. With Topeka Juno 4, 0, 7, 18, 30, 81; July 10, 18; August 0, 8, 9, 37, 29, 30. witn st. Joseph May 3U, afternoon; June 23, 33, 24; July 13, 14, 15, 30; August 1, 3, 20, 23, 23; September 8, 0, 10. Lawrence, with Topeka Mav 30. forenoon; Juno 8, 9, 10; July 6, 7, 8, 31; August ;l, 3, 31, 33, 23; September 7, 8, 9. With SI Joseph June 1, 3. 3. 29. 30: July 1, 30, 21, 28; August 10, 11, 13, 31; September 1, 2. With Kansas Citv May 35. 30. 27: June 15, 10, 17; July 27, 38, 39; Augnst 17, in, id; BeptemDer 11, 12, 13. Topeka with Lawrence Mav 30 (afternoon); June 82, 33, 24; July 13, 14, 15; August 3, 4, 5, 34, 25, 26; Sep tember 4, 5, o. With St Joseph May 2.1, 20. 27; June 15, 16, 17; July 4 afternoon, 27, 28, 29; August 17, 18, 19; September 11, 12. With Kansas City June 1, 2, 3, 29, 30; July 1, 20, 21, 22; August 10, 11, U, 3i; September I, 2. fat. Joseph with LawrenceWune 4, 0, 7, 18, 30, 21; July 16, 18, 10; August 0, S, 9, 27, 29, 3a With Topeka May 28; June 11, 13, 14, 25, 37, 28; July 2, 4 (a, m.). 23, 35, 26; August 13, 15, 16. With Kansas City Mav 30 (a. m.); June 8, 9, 10; July 7, 8, 9; August 3, 4, 5, 24, 25, 20; September 3, 4. Season begins May 25 and closes September 13. Kansas City opens and closes at Lawrence, and Topeka does the same with St Joseph. Both Kansas City and St Joseph have thirteen Snnday games at home, two on each other's ground. When they play together Topeka and Lawrence will play on grounds not in use that day. Baseball dames. At Chleaiio-Chloapol Pittsburg 2. At 3k Louis Cincinnati 8, St Louis 8 At Boston Boston 10, New York L STANDING or THE CLUBS. Insurance Cases In Kansas. Topeka, Kan., May 17. In tho cele brated Norwood & Co., insurance cases, Superintendent of Insurance Snyder has ruled that the burden ef proof was on the insurance companies to show that the removal of the cases from the district court of Pawueo to the United States circuit court Wichita division, was in good faith and not for the purposo of vexation and delay. This ruling made the companies ask for timo to make a showing, Physicians In Conference. ' Sedalia, Mo., May 17. The Mis souri state medical association began its thirty-sixth annual session in this city to-day with fully 300 physicians present The meeting was culled to order this morning by President A. B, Miller of Macon City and opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Pearson of Sedalia. 1 he convention will remain in session for three days, holding ty sessions eacu day. Senator Pefltor to Lecture. Topkka, Kan., May 17 Senator Peffer will soon start out on a lecture tour, he having already contracted to deliver thirtv lectures during the sum' mer months, lie will open the season in the Chicago south side Chatauqua assembly, where he has been engaged to deliver six lectures, two-in June, two .n July and two in September. Will Keduce Hates on Cotton Goods. Jepfkiison Citv, Mo., May 17. The railroad commissioners have declared that they would adhere to a former order reducing tha frieght rates on cotton goods about thirty per cent The railroads oppose the order strongly. It takes cotton goods of the first class and places them in the third class. Khode Island Legislature. Pbovidenck, R. I., Mny 17 The su preme court has decided that hold-over members of the legislature are legal members. This decision will probably give the Kepublicans control of the next legislature. The ilemocrats have not yet decided what action to take. W. I, P.O. W. L. P.G Cleveland.... 8 3 .m Philadelphia. 7 6 .m St. Louis .... & .012 Boston 8 7 .5:0 Pittsburg. ... 8 8 .616 Baltimore... 8 .400 Brooklyn. ..8 6 .I5Npw York... 5 10 .ittl Washington. 9 6 .iVH Chicago 5 11 .:ir.' Cincinnati... 9 7 .Ma'Loiilsvllle.... S 7 .30) Committed Extensive Pension Frauds. Santa Fk, N. M., May 17. In the United States court of Socorro yester day F. A. Marcellino, a widely known-citizen, pleaded guilty of pension frauds and was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment. There are many persons in Xcw Mexico entitled to pensions who were ignorant of their rights. Marcellino secured the names of many of these and after forging them procured the pension money. In some cases he gave tho rightful pensioner a portion of the amount and in others kept it alL There were twenty-seven indictments against him. Burglars Busy In Leavenworth. Leavenworth, Kan., May 17. Cracksmen last night blew open the large fire-proof safe of John Delfs wholesale liquor store and secured 8400 m cash, and the vault in the Santa Fe freight office where 840. 18 was obtained. Dynamite was used to crack the safes. Several burglars' tools and pieces of fuse were found this morning. At the Santa Fe office 8700 in checks and drafts wero not mo- Jested, and nearly $300 in commercial paper was not aisturocd. Sullivan in a Bad Box. Portland, Maine. May 17. Sheriff Harmon to-day telegraphed the city marshal at Bangor, to have ex-Cham- pion John L. Sullivan, who is under arrest in that city, brought to .Port land, where he will be taken into cus tody by Harmon. Both criminal and civil actions will be brought against him for an assault upon Lawyer M. L. Lizotte on the Sunday night train. NEWS BREVITIES. It has transpired that H. C Fech- heimer, the Detroit whisky merchant who failed recenty. Is a forger and is now a fugitive from justice. There is a serious row in the confer ence of the United Brethren at Day ton, Ohio, over the allegation that the Kansas delegation was chosen, by fraud. Another bad break in the Mississippi river levees has occurred at Grand Lake, Ark., and it is feared that a large portion of Louisiana will be flooded. Angry murmurs are beginning to come up from the unerokees, who are neatly dissatisfied with the many and long delays in the settlement of the strip purchase. John E. Bislcy, the recently ap pointed United States minister to Den mark, has been sued for an accounting of joint counsel fees earned in con unction with the late Senator Me kraald. The White Star Line Intends build ing a mammoth steamer to rival the Uampania. it 13 to oe canea mo ui gantic and will be 800 feet long- twenty feet longer than the Great Eastern. The Exchange bank of Normal, a suburb of Bloomington, 111,, closed its doors. It was a private banking in stitution conducted by W. H. Schure- man, and the cause was doing busi ness without adequate ' capital. The deposits are 890,000 and the capital stock was supposed to be 95,oua The City of Melbourne bank has suspended. It paid dividends of ten per cent in ism on a capital 01 93,ouu, 000. and' had a reserve fund of 83,350,' 000. Deposits on December 31 were nearly 825,000,000. It was eleventh on the list of Australian banks as re gards deposits and paid up capital. While a party of children were in the woods at Glasgow, Mo. , Odelle Steinmetz, a young girl, took a target gun which had been snapped several times without exploding and playfully placing it near the head of Howard Diggs, snapped the gun. This time it exploded and the ball entered the back of the- nnv'a head. Partial paralysis followed and the little fellow will die. Qo 1 0 Special Bargains! -Cash Catches Them! I wish to raise $3,000 and will give the best bargains ever offered in Newton on .... . BOOTS and. SHOESI Will call your attention to the following well known lines of LHDIES SHOES. Krippendorf, Dittman & Co ..Cincinnati, 0. E. P. Reed & Co.. Rochester, N. Y. P. Cox, Rochester, N. Y. Thos . Bolton , Rochester, N. Y. D. Armstrong, Batavia, N. Y MEN'S SH06S, Hathaway' Soule &, Harrington. Williams, Kneeland &o. Lilly, Brackett & Co, Hess Bros., Baltimore, Md. Hey wood & Co. and others. Any of the above goods will be sold at a 41 BIG REDUCTI0N- and remnants will be sold at less than first cost to manufacturer. - The Finest Line of LOW CUT SHOES in Newton, and any remnant carried over from last year, will be sold at 10 per cent, below first cost. ' SPECIHL-275 PRS.-SHMPLES. Men wearing small sizes, from 5J to 7 J, should not fall to see these shoes, as they aie the Latest Styles Patent Leather, Enameled, Russia, Coidovan, Kangaroo, French Calf, Vidi Kid Fine. I bought these samples cheap and will sell them at prices that will astonish you. tLOOK IN MY NORTH WINDOW. C. W. CHASE. o IN FULL SWING. WORK OP THE WOMEN'S WORLD'S CONCRESS. MODERN" DRESS THE FEATURE. Mrs. liar Wright Sewall Trcalde Over th Heating of the National Council of Women in a Dress Eighteen Inches Above the Ground Interesting Features of the Week's Program at the Fair. Chicago, May 17. Hundreds of women, with a goodly number of men, gathered to-day at tho Memorial Art palace on the Lake front on the first regular day of the initial world's congress. The exercises were divided and part took place in the hall of Washington while others were held in the hall of Columbus. , Neither of the sessions held in the two great halls proved as interesting to the general public as the meeting of the National Council of Women, which had the problem of dress reform under consideration. So great was the interest in this subject, accompanied as it was with practical illustrations of the amendments suggested, that it overflowed its own haH and exchanged with tho congress in Columbus ball. This apartment holds 3,000 people and here a large audience assembled. Mrs Mary Wright Sewall presided and Lucy Stone, a pioneer reformer, Frances M. Steele, Annie Jenness Miller, the apostle of the modern movement, Octavia Bales and Frances W. Leiler were announced as speakers. Mrs. Sewall, who wore a dress reform costume, the noticeable reform feature being short skirts, had during the morning been flitting about the corridors, greatly to the delectation of spectators, but she attracted most attention when sho advanced to the stage and took her stand beside Charlotte Emerson Brown. - She wore a closely fitting dark blue dress with fuU skirts about eighteen inches from the ground. Below the dress and encasing a serviceable pair of walking shoes were high blue gaiters. When Mrs. Sewall made several announcements the audience gave more attention to the costume than the words, but her retirement was greeted by applause. A number of others who were not called to appear so conspicuously, were similar costumes, notably Miss Rachel Rosier Avery. On the platform behind U. Brown and Mrs. Sewall, apparently in sympathy with the reform idea but not personally demonstrating it, were Mrs. Maagaret E. Parker of Dundee, Scotland, Dr. Jennie de la M'Logier, president of Sorosls, New York, and Miss Elizabeth B. Herbert. fioster are Judge uavm ... Judge David Kelso of Atchison, the regular Missouri Pacific attorneys. The board decided to give the company a rehearing. Presidential Appointment. Wasiiisgtos, May 17. The president to-day made tin? following appointments: A. C. Baker of Arizona, to be chief justice of the supreme court of Arizona. Edward L. Hall of New. Mexico, to be marshal of the United States for the territory of New Mexico. Benjamin II. Moore of New York to be collector of customs for the district of Alaska, vice Edwin T. Hatch, removed. ( William H. Pugh, to be commissioner of customs, vice S. V. Uolliday, resigned. Robert M. Couscr of Tennessee, to be deputy first auditor of the treasury, vice Alex F. McMillan of District of Columbia, resigned. Secretary Carlisle appointed Samuel Roads, jr., of Marblehead, Mass., as chief of the stationery division of the treasury department BeUed the Bank's Fond to Pa; Its Taxes Seneca, Kan., May 17. The First National bank of Seneca refused to pay the taxes assessed against its nonresident stockholders. The sheriff levied against enough money of the bank to pay the taxes and penalties, but the cashier refused to open the safe in which the money was locked. That officer calmly waited until a cubtomer came in with a check, and the cashier lad to open the safe to get the money, when the sheriff seized enough to satisfy his warrant Litigation is expected and will be watched with interest, as it will raise the question whether non-resident stockholders in banks can escape taxation altogether. Erattot Wlmau'a General Assignment. New York, May 17. Erastus WI-man to-day made a general assignment to Lawyer King. He would not make any formal statement, merely saying that the assignment was without preference. About 8,000 Indianapolis union teamsters and laborers are on strike for eight hours and all public street work is at a standstill. ' After the Paper Trait. Topeka, Kan., May IT. Attorney General Little yesterday wrote a letter to the county attorney of Douglass county instructing him to institute criminal proceedings at once against aU agents of the paper trust The attorney general proposes to Eursue all agents of the trust, who ave done business in Kansas, into other states and bring them back here on a requisition, which can be done under the Kansas anti-trust law. BOTH WILL DIE. THE UNION TERMINAL CASE. Technical Objections liaised to Kehearlng Politics Among the Attorneys. , Topeka, Kan., May 17. Before the state board of railroad commissioners took np the motion for a rehearing of the Union Terminal case yesterday 8. 8. King of the counsel for the Union Terminal company interposed a demurrer, setting up that the board had no right to grant a rehearing of the case because the particular section of the statute referring to grade crossings was silent on the subject of rehearings. He argned the question until nearly noon when Judge Frank Doster of counsel for the Missouri I'.iciflc and Union Pacific began his reply; . Associated with Mr. King for the Union Terminal company is O. A. Vandeveer, also of Kansas City, Kan. Mr. King is a well-known People's jwirt.y Uader, offspttingr Mr- Doster tne otner siae, wno is also oi mat political faith. Associated with .Mr, -1.1 tn Md 8b Joseph's Street Car System Bold. . St. Joseph, Mo., May 17. St Joseph's street car system, which comprises about thirty-five miles of track, and also a plant for furnishing electric light and power, was sold yesterday by Mastery' in Chancery M.. M. CrandalL The principal bidder was James T. Gardiner, representing the bondholders and a local syndicate. The system was knocked down for $565,000. The old company will be reorganized. Mad Dogs Rampant. Fobt Scott, Kan., May 17. The farmers of Bourbon county are losing lots of stock from hydrophobia Mad dogs have been killed in several parts of the county, and two men were bitten in the same neighborhood. They were taken to Nevada yesterday, where the mad-stone wUl be applied. Horses, cattle and hogs are suffering seriously from the malady. : . Heavy Fine and Jail Heateaee. . - . Fredonia, Kan. , May 17. J. Lead-man of Neodesha, Kan., charged, tried and convicted nrtn sixteen counts for violating the liquor laws, was brought into the district court before Judge btillwell, ana aeavenoea to pay fines aggregating $1,600 and to remain in jail for sixteen months. WUIIam Morris Shoots Bis Wife and Then Himself. Kettesttlle, Ma, May 17. Excitement ran high in the neighborhood six miles south of here yesterday'af-ternoon, when it became known that William Morris had shot his wife.fired once at his mother-in-law,Mrs.Padget, and then put a bullet into his own brain. Morris was an accomplice of Asa Hootenin killing George Wright in Chariton county during the summer of 1881, for which crime Morris was sentenced to the penitentiary for ten years. On his return from the states prison from which he was released under the three-fourths rule he was married to a Mrs. Johnson, a divorced woman, who had one child. The domestic relations of Morris and his wife were not fraught with happiness and they separated. They had about agreed to patch up their differences and Mrs. Morris had consented to live with her husband again, but yesterday she told him that she had changed her mind and would not do so, giving as a reason that she was afraid of him. Morris knew that his wife's first husband had visited her and the child a few days ago, and this, in connection with her refusal to again live with him, made him desperate. He took hold of his wife's hand, pulled her down on his lap, drew a 82-calibre revolver and shot her three times, one ball taking effect in the side and two in the head, one of the shots in the head passing through one of her hands, and she fell to the floor. Morris next turned his attention to his mother-in-law, and fired erne shot at her, which failed to take effect, and Mrs. Padget ran out of the house. He then placed the weapon to his forehead and sent a bullet into his own brain. Morris was arrested and lodged in Jail at a late hour last night by Sheriff )empsey. He and his wife are still living, but both wUl die. CHARQED TO OUTLAWS. The Business Portion of Heptoo, Kan., Almost Completely Destroyed. Fobt Scott, Kan., May '17.-The business portion of the Tillage of Hep-ton, Crawford county, seventeen miles from here, was almost completely destroyed by fire at an early hour yesterday morning. The stores and buildings belonging to L. O. Porter, J. L. Thompson, A. N. Bowman, C. A. Coslein, J. K. Smith and others were totally destroyed. . The conflagration is believed to be the result of an old feud between the citizens of the neighborhood and an old land league, several of whose members are now in the. penitentiary for murder and theft ' Forfeited Her Bond. Netada, Ma, May 17. Mrs. . Delia Earkness, who was on trial here yesterday charged with stealing hogs and was under $500 bond to appear again this morning, left last night, forfeiting her bond William Davis, who posod as her best friend. during the trial, was arrested and is now in jail upon a charge of trying to bribe a witness to 8 wear an alibi for the woman. Her guilt is considered conclusive. It is thought that she has gone to join her husband in Oklahoma territory. The hogs were stolen from a neighbor and sold to a local butcher in March last . Lamont for Governor. .,, New York, May 17. Secretary La-mont of the department of war spout Sunday In this city. In spite Of his denials : Democratic ' politicians : and office seekers persist in investing his visits with political significance and all his movements are closely watched. This is especially so sinoe the anti-snappers began to talk about him as a possibility for governor and to speculate upon his ability to defeat Gover- 1894, and so break the ice in front of Whitney in the presidential contest of

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