Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - October 8, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas
Xltltill. j- ""(David Bradnn of IndiauTtpnlia \ the train at Seymour and stayed party until tne arrival at the � At the latter pltice President ji addressed his cheering fellow \m as follows: tVmn Oitizent: 1 am very glad to see you. My trip this morning is more like a holiday tban 1 have had for a long time. 1 am glad to see the cordiality of your welcome. It makes me feel that I am still held somewhat in the esteem of the people whose friendship is so very much coveted and desired to retain." [Applause.] Washington, lad, was reached at a few minutes before 1 o'clock, and here again a large crowd was assembled to do homage to the chief officer of the nation, It was quickly demonstrated that Che vill�K� of Washington had many old friends of the president. An old gray-haired man of four score years and more elbowed his way sturdily thtough the crowd to the president and grasping his hand said: "How are ye, Ben ? 1 am glad to see ye. I voted for your grandfather and then voted for you and I hope, Ben, I'll have the chance to vote for you again. You don't mind if I 1 call you Ben?" [Great laughter from the crowd,] The president assured his visitor that to his old friends be hoped to always re-h.MO "Ban" as of yore, and the crowd loudly applauded the Bentiment This encouraged an old lady to exclaim as she grasped tho president's hand: "I feel ae though I am related to you, Mr. President. Your grandfather and mine ate roast turkey and pig together and that makes us related, doesn't it?" [Great laughter.] The president bowed his affirmation to this logic ae the train moved rapidly out Sullivan, Ind, Oct. 7.-The presidential party reached Vincennes a little before 2 o'clock and were met by a committee of Terre Haute citizens headed by President W. K. McKeon of the Vandalia railroad and Hon. Cyrus 8. MoNutt, the eminent Democratic leader af Indiana. This committee escorted the presidential party to Terre Haute over tho Evansville and Terre Haute railroad. beBt are here. Again I thank you." [Cheers.] 1 Toe principal event of the day was the reception" of the presidential party at Terre Haute, A Bt .nd had baen erected and beautifully decorated and fully 10,-000 people assembled to greet the party. As the train approached the city the prolonged whistle of an engine gave the signal of the president's arrival, and tne refrain was at once taken up by every other engine in the city, and the dozens of manufactories until the prolonged uproarous medley drowned all otner sounds and fairly stilled thought. The speakers' stand was finally reached, but it wbb fully ten minuteB before the thousands of cheering Hocsiers could be calmed sufficiently to allow the cere monies to begin. Mayor Frank Daniels then welcomed the president to the city on behalf of the inhabitants of Terre Haute and oonclud 6u by introducing him to the audience, "Sir, Mayor, Fellow OitiiDtu of Indiana, LaAitf rind Gentlemen: I heartily appre ciate this large gathering assembled to greet me,' I very heartily appreciate the welcome which your kind and animated faces, tin well at the spoken words of the chief olllcer of your city, have extended to me. I have known this pretty city for more tban thirty years, and have watched :ti progress and growth. It ha� always been the home of some of my most cherished personal friends, am glad to know that your city is in an increasing degree prosperous, and your people contented and happy. I am glAd to know that the local industries which have been established in your midst are to-day busy in producing their varied products and that these find a ready market at remunerative price .1 waB told bb we approached your city that there was not an Idle wheel in Terre Haute. It is very pleaBant to know that this prosperity is so generally shared by all our people Hopefullnesa and cheer and courage tend to bring and maintain good timos. We differ widely in our views of public politics, but I trust every one of us is de voted to the Hag which represents the unity and power of our country, and to the beat interests of the people, as wt> are given to see and understand those interests. [Applauce ] "We are in the enjoyment of the most perfect system of government that has ever been devised for the' use of men We are under fewer restraints. The in dividual faculties and liberties have wider range here than in any other land Here a sky of hope is arched over the head of every ambition?, industrious and aspiring young man. There are no social conditions, there are no unneeded legal restrictions. Let us continue to cherish these institutions, and to maintain them in their best developments let us see that as far as our inlluence can bring it to pass, they are conducted for the general good." [Applause.] Secretary Tracy also spoke. Congressman Groavenor of Ohio was introduced and made a brief speech. It required considerable exertion the party to again reach the train through the surging crowd, but after much physical effort this waB dually accomplished and the journey was resumed. At Danville, 111,, the roar of cannons Bounded a hearty welcome to the prairie state, and gave evidence of unusual pre pirations for a demonstration. The surmise that the IllinolaDB con template a monster demonstration in behalf of the president, was amply verified by the thousands aBBeinbled at the little stand erected beside the track. Congressman Joseph G. Cannon, who met the party a few miles out, introduced the president in a few remarks. The president replied in a short appropriate speech. At Champaign the citizens were attended by the students of the University of Illinois, who received the president with their college cheers several times repeated. The president addressed to them a few remarks. After leaving Champaign the train made no further Btopa until Bloomington wag reached at 0:15. Pkokia, Oct. 7.--The president and secretary of the navy refrained from making any speeches at Bloomington or at Fekin, although numerous crowds greeted the party at both places. At Peoria, which was reached at 11:110, mail clerkB and the members of the city council greeted the party and escorted the president and his friends to the National hotel to spend the night. Owing to the lateness of the hour no speeches were indulged in. TERRIBLE DISASTER. Explosion at the Dupont Powder Works at Wilmington. none sufficiently to compel thim to delBy their journey The track was cleared )n a very short time and the train resumed Its journey west. The deceased wae from Effingham, 111., and was bound for Insaua, Lower California. Many Dead Bodies Recovered-Other Missing Workmen Ilellovcd to Have Been Blown to Atoms. Tho Z.ltt1o Town of Rookland, tho Home of the Factory Employes, Completely Demolished-Heroic Kfforts of luo Fire Brigade Avert a Htlll Greater Calamity -The Bhook Felt at Philadelphia and Other Pennsylvania Polnta - List of Dead and Wounded. THRB&TENKD REVOLUTION. THE KANSAS O. A. 11. The President Knjoya Bis Trip. Danville, 111., Oct,7.-The president Is certainly making his western trip period of unalloyed pleasure. No official business of any character is allowed to intrude itself upon his leasure moments and the program of the trip 1b being adhered to in every detail. That this brief period of relaxation Is proving beneficial to the president is evident by hie cheerful demeanor and the general manner in which he bears up under what would ordinarily be considered a tiresome trip. The generous welcome which the citizens of his native state tendered him at every stop in Indiana was particularly pleasing to the president, as he saw in it an indication that his popularity was not decreasing among inn old time fnenda and acquaintances. It was a veritable surprise when at the little town of Sullivan nearly half the population of the county was found assembled and cheering for a sight of the chief exeoutive, The president bowed from the rear platform, but there were loud crlea for a speech and he wat finally forced to yield to the popular demand. "My friends, some of you have requested that I would give you a little talk. The range of things that I can ear on an occasion like this is very limited, but one thing though it teems to involve a repetition I can say to you very heartily and very sincerely, I am very glad ag&lp to look into the faces of my Indiana friends. I trait I have friend* that are not in Indiana, but my earliest and my Veterans Gathering at Topeka far tho Au, nunl Reunion, Toi'eka, Kan., Oct. 7,-The reunion of the O. A. It. has begun. From all parts of the state the trainB brought crowded cats of old soldiers who come for the most part with blankets and paraphernalia to make a week of it in tents on the state fair grounds. Several thousand arrived during the day and are now quartered comfortably on the fair grounds. The state house ia handsomely decorated with flags and streamers and from the girders of the dome "Welcome, G. A, R." blizeB out in large gas jet letters, vis ibln for miles in all directions. Business blocks and residences are quite generally decorated. In the afternoon several companies of the Seventh United States cavalry, under command of Gen, Forsythe, arrived from Lawrence and are encamped on the grounds. HALLO WELL AT GARDEN CITY. The Gallant Colonel Receives a Grand Welcome In Finney Coanty. Garden City, Kan., Oct. 7.-Today was a red letter day in the political his tory of Finney county. James R. Hallo well, Republican candidate for cong.-eBB from the big Seventh district, opened the campaign here. He was welcomed by the largest audience that ever assembled In the city opera bouse, and his speech wan received with rounds of applause. He touched on the Irrigation ques tion, which is an important one to the farmerB of aouthweBt Kansas, and .Ma remarks were heartily endorsed by everybody present. AU of the Issues of the campaign were ably discussed, the speaker holding the audience for three hours, It we s his first appearance here and he was royally received. The Oensns Bnrean.' Washikoton, Oct. 7.-The census bureau to-day, announced the population ot the state of Iowa a* 1,000,720, an Increase of 288,114; per cent. 17.86. Population ot the state of West Virginia 780,-448, increase 141,001; per cent. 28.06, Population ot the state ot Ohio 8,666,71(1, increase 468,657; per cent 1463. Wilmington, Del., Octi 7.-Several startling explosions in quick succession (some counted five, others seven) at 3:80 announced to Wilmington a dls (iB'.or at the Dupont powder works on the Brandywine. A rush waB made for the telephones, but nothing could be learned beyond vague reports of damage. An Associated Press representative hastened at once to the scene and has juBt wired that the whole Bection of the works known as the "upper yard" ie a complete wreck, and that at laast six lives have been lost. One of the magazines went off first, and the rolling and drying mills uaar by were Bet off by the concussion, followed in rapid succession by at leant seven distinct successive explosions. A messenger has just brought in the following dispatch which shows that the worst has not ye; been learned of tho pjwder mill explosion: "Ten killed, twelve wounded. Rockland a complete wreck. None of its houses left standing." Rockland ia a hill town op the Brlndy wine fully a mile above the Bcene ot the explosion. It has a large paper mill, owned by the Jessup & Moor Co,, about fifty dwellings in which chiefly reeidethe mill employes. Its population is about 200. Evidence of destruction at that distance leads to the belief that the number of killed and wounded ie not yet fully ascertained. The following is a partial list of the killed: Martin Dolan. James Dolan. Wm. McGarvey. John Martzgan. Wm. Dennison. John Deitz, Thomas Hurlike. Patrick Dougherty. John Newall. ^ Wm. Green. A wo man named Rose Dougherty, Several others are missing. The more seriously injured so far as learned are: Daniel HarklnB. Wm. Logan, will probably die. Annie and Marie Dolan, daughters of James Dolan, who is among the killed. James Ward, leg broken and hurt internally. Hugh Ferry, picked up unconscioui injutlea unknown, John McDowell, head badly hurt. Mrs. Wm. McDowell, ear cut off and head very badly cut. Her 3-year-old daughter is seriously injured. Andrew Godfrey, lacerated arm and hip. Frank Hollis, head out John McCaffrey, head cit. Charles Godfrey, arm cut. ThomaB F, Dougherty, injured in the head and supposed to be dying. The office of the Dupont company is a complete wreck and six mills are in ruins. Several members of the Dupont fir,m ware injured by falling walls and broken glass, but none of them seriously. Among the slightly injured are Eugene Dupont, the head of the firm; Francis G. Dupont and Charles I. Dupont. They and several clerks in the office were cut by fragments ot broken glass but none of them seriously. The dead were all employes ef the company, and were in and about the mills that exploded. Several workmen are misBlng, and are believed to have been blown into fragments. The wounded received their injuries among the walls of the falling houses, broken glass and fly-ng debris. The drat explosion occurred in one of the packing mills where s workman named Gran was re-covering a can of hexszonal powder to be shipped, for the use of the United States government. In some way a spark communicated to the can and blew it up. Instantly the packing mill exploded and the other mills in the upper yards, seven or eight in number, followed at intervals of less than one second. AU these except one were rolling mills in which tne ingredients of gunpowder are pulverized by the action of vertical rollers of stone turning slowly around a central post. The whole machinery is driven by water powar. The one waB a mix in g mill. Immediately after the explosion large building known as the "refinery," located near the center of the village, took fire. It was a matter of life anc death to the whole population that this fire should be extinguished before It com munlcated with the powder the building contained. The Dupont fire brigade valiantly fought the tlamea which had caughi the roof and succeeded In extinguishing them. Had the roof fallen in it is doubtful if any man, woman or child in the vicinity would have escaped death or serious injury. About fifty families are rendered homelees by the disaster. It is estimated that the loss cannot be less than $500,000. Buenos Ayres Panto Stricken by Rnmorfl of a Revolt of the Troops. Buhnos, Ayiies, Oct. 7.-A panio waa caused here lust night by a rumor that a fresh revolution had broken out. The troops were called out and detachments cavalry patrolled the streets dutlng the night. The police were rapidly armed with Remington rifles and held in readiness at the Central station. The i umor causee intense excitement, The cause of the alarm wbb a police agent's report that attempts had been made by sergeants to suborn two regiments. Later-The eituation is gravor than wae at first supposed. A apecial train was dispatched toZirat) at midnight for reinforcements ot artillery, which arrived this morning. ManydeputioB and senators passed the night at the president's house, while it Ib stated that the minister ot war took the president and Minister Roca to the Palermo barrackB for safety. Meanwhile Admiral Borado prepared the fleet for action. Tne troops at Palermo park were reinforced to-day. The presideut has just ordered the troopB to proceed to Santa Carolina and go into calnp. Only one regiment will be left in (the city. The fears of a revolution in La Plate have been dispelled. THE WORD'S FAIR. Director-General Davis IssueB an Address to the Press. Ke Asks Tor a Hearty Co-operation | In Making tho Exposition a Success. The situation aside from this action re mains unchanged. President Cfar-densbire refuses to sign the bill and Speaker Daniels has absented himself from the capital since he expressed his intention to remove his Big-nature. There ie talk of the legislature adjourning for fifteen days. This is dls cussed, and will be piiBbed In order to ive time for the excited people to quiet own. Nothing of importance was done in either house. BUSK BURROWS AUKK.3TED. The Notorious Repress Robber Safely Lauded In Jutl. DsmoI'Olis, Ala,, Oct. 7.-This afternoon in South Marengo John McDufee and others, sent out by tho Southern Express company, captured the real, genuine Hube Burrowa. He hnti passed through Monroe and has been in Marengo the last few days. Detectives innumerable assisted by deputy sheriff* have been close behind him in thia county since Sunday- To-day Mr. McDiifflo came upon Rube, who had taken shelter from the rain in a house. McDutlia arranged with two colored men to go into the house ostensibly for Rome purpose. Rube had placed his rilla in the corner of the room, but had his revolvers with him. The darkies engaged him in conversation and then suddenly grabbed him by his hands, preventing him from shooting. He fought the negroes desperately until McDuflloand others gotin, when after a long, hard struggle they Information to be Furnished to the Publlo From Time to Tlme^The Beveral States Kxpected to Participate Through En-ac.lmenta of TUelr Legislatures-The Importance to the United States of Makl-jc the Es-htnttlon a Success la Every Particular. Cuicaoo, Oct. 7.-To the press of the United States: The undersigned has been elected to the position of director-general of the world's fair at Chicago in 1803 by the joint action of the national commissioners and the board of directors. In occupying this important position he accepts all its responsibilities and trusts that with the aid of the preee* of the country this great international exhibl tion may prove to be auch a success as will be creditable to the American nation. By act of congress it ia provided that the uuildinga for the world's fair shall be dedicateu ou the 12th of October, 1802, and that the exhibit a bull be open to vit>-HorB on the first day of Alaj, 1B0S, and closed not later than the iiOCh day ot October, thereafter. Thus we have two yei-rs in which to arrange the grounds and erect the buildings, aua seven months additional in whicn to receive and place the exhibits, So far as this country la concerned the undersigned feels justified in the statement that the presentutionat tho agricultural and stock products will be m every respect superior to any previous exbibi (ion. Also that in manufactures and inventions the progress- of the United States will be indicated in u moBt remarkable manner. There is also every reason to anticipate exhibits in large numbers from every other nation ot tne globe, it oeing estimated by practical ex perts that the total number of exhibits will nut be less than 50,000, divided equally between the United States and all foreign natlonB. It is proposed to make this exhibition specially interesting in all that relates to manufactures by the presentation of the most important pro cesses in active operation. In comparison with those will bo presented the method uted in other countries400 years ago, Alrendy ihereareindications tuatuear ly every state and territory iu the union will bo fully represented and large ap succeeded in securing Inm. McDuflle rpropriationB will be mado at the approach took BurrowB to the jail st Lindeu this afternoon PATALITIB3 OF A FIRE. A Gttsoltno Explosion in Ht. Loul* and lis tieriouH Resells. St, Louis, Oct. 7.-A small fire last night resulted in a terrific explosion, in which several persons were badly hurt, Two of them will die. A fire starting from gasoline occurred in the rear of Robs' grocery store ou Twelfth and C&rr streets. While the firemen were fighting the fire tbe llames communicated with a twenty-five gallon tank of coal oil,.which exploded, blowing the entireeastwallsot two two-story buildings into tho street. Six firemen were hurt, three of them seriously. John Hady, a spectator, had both legs broken and hie back hurt, and will probably die. Rosa Pulaski had her head split open and cannot recover, Jennie Herrick, also a spectator, was badly crushed and la in a very serious condition. Two unknown men received slight injuries. ChairmanIWaiker'tt Call. Ohicaoo, Oct. 7.-Chairman A. F. Walker has issued a call for the seventh quarterly meeting of the presidents of the Inset-state Commerce Railway association to be held Oct. 14th. Accompanying the call is an address to the presidents in which Mr. Walker presents biB views as to the proper solution of existing railway problems. He declares the roods should discard independent action In initiating competitive rates, Bhould relieve their traffic departments from the responsibility of making rates, and should put the whole subject of their establishment in the hands of a central agency, responsible directly to the presidents and directors of tbe association- lines. This agency he refers to as a small gener il sate committee. In addition he says that it would be well for the roads to serlouBly consider the question of placing their entire joint traffic to and from .the eastern connections in charge of a common agency either a single individual or joint stock corporation. The purpose of th>s arrangement would be to provide � means of equalizing traffic between com peting lines. Incidentally enormous expenses, he believes, coultl be put at an end.j _;j ing sessionB of the different state legia latureo. Circulars and blank applies tions for space will be forwatded in due season to all intended exhibitors. The undersigned would call upon the preBB ot tbe United States to bold up his hands in this great international undertaking, which, if euccessful, will estab lish the United States as the first nation on the globe. Respectfully, Geohoe It. Davis, Director General. THE QOLORBP An Epitome of the Annual Report of Governor Knapp, REVISING TUB OREKD. The Presbyterian Committee Trill Do Ita Work In Secret. Fittsuuko, Oot.7.-The committee appointed by the general assembly of the Presbyterian church to report on the act [ revising the Westminster Confession of Faith, met in the library halt of the Western Theological seminary, Alle gheny City, thia morning aud elected Rev. Wm. O. Roberts, D. D., L. L. D, president or Like Forest university, 111., permanent chairman, and Rt>v. Wm. K Moore, D. D., of Ohio, secretary. Tho sessions to day were held with closed doors and a resolution was adopted that until the report was dnallc completed, none of the proceedings of the committee Bhould he made public. On this point Dr. Moore said the importance of the committee's action cannot be overestimated. Its proceedings will be commented upon all over the universe. If we make public each day's proceedings the public may become confused. One day we may adopt a resolution and tbe next day it may be reclnded. Therefore, nothing will be told of the proceedings until we finally adjourn. 1'hen we will be most happy to make public our reports." Dr. Mooro said there would be no set -peeches. The proceedings would be carried on in a conventional way. He thicks a week or ten days will be consumed by the committee. CASH VM.VK FOR An Injured iirpusurioNS. The Shock Felt at Philadelphia Philadelphia, Oct 7.-The shook of the explosion at Wilmington this afternoon was plainly felt In many sections of this city. The shock waa also felt at Mtllville, N. J., Chester, Pa,, and other points thirty to thirty-five miles distant. WRKCK ON THIS BIO GRANDE. An JBspreaa Train Derailed Kear Sargent, Col.-One Man Killed. Denver, Oct. 7.-The vrreck of the Salt Lake express on the Rio Grande road near Sargent thia morning is not near so serious as at tint reported. The train Is due In Gunnison at 11 SO, but when making a sharp curve three miles east of Sargent, one of the trucks of an emigrant sleeper gave way, derailing the oar. August Boernger, an emigrant aittlng on the platform jumped when the oar left the track, and falling under It was Instantly killed. Several passengers were slightly bruised, but The Wages of Sin. Mauysvii.uc, Kan., Oct. 7.-In the district court here this morning, James M Fortner, the defaulting Riley county treasurer, plead guilty to embezzlement and .was sentenced to five years In the penitentiary. Adam Houston, Jacob Hoffman and Geo. Parker, all of Summerfleld, plead guilty to violating the prohibitory law, The two first to two counts each and tbe last to one count. They were sentenced to thirty days in jail and to $100 fine in eaoh count. - Ex-Treasurer Peake Arrested. Kansas City, Oct. 7.-Ex-City Treasurer Peake, whom Mayor Holmes expelled from office last, summer, oharging him with the embezzlement of $22,000 of the city's funds, was indicted to-day by tbe grand jury. He was arrested and gave bond in the sum ot $40,000. Mr. Peake'a bondsmen, who signed his bond as city treasurer, have not as.yet made good the defalcation. VPhlteSfvltchmeu Refuse to Work with tit Blncks-Serious Uuestlon. CmcAtio, Oct. 7.-A special dispatch from Terre Haute, Ind,, say a: In response to a telegram from Grand Master Wilkinson of the trainmen, who is now la Houston, Tex,, a meeting of the supreme cpuncil of the Federation of Railway Employe's has been called by Grand Master Sargent of this city, president of the council, to meet,at Houston next Thursday to consider' the troubles that have arisen on the HouBton and Texas road of the Huntington syBtem by reason ot the employment of colored switchmen. Grand Master Wilkinson h&s been on the road for several days trying to adjust the difficulties, but has been unable to accomplish anything because of the firm stand of the company which refuses to discharge the colored employes. Grand Master Sargent and Secretary DebB have already left for Houston and the other ten members of the council have received word to Btart for Texas at once. Grand Secretary Debs said before leaving: "It is a serious question involving the rights of the negro. It Is the first instance in which the race question has en tered into the coneidera tion of a grievance brought before tlie federation." Mr. Debs said that i,ot one of the railroad organizations accepted colored men as membe.s, Owing to the peculiar conditions in the south the questions to be considered by the executive council are grave ones. The Btlsslaslppl Convention. Jackson, Miss., Oct. 7.-The constitutional convention adopted the following substitute for the much diBcuzsed section 0 ot Mr. Jamison's substitute report: HesoUed, That there shall be a common school fund which shall consist ot the poll tax (to be retained in the counties where the same is collected) and an additional sum from the general fund In the state treasury sufficient to maintain the common schools for the constitutional term of four months, in each scholastic year, said sum of dollars Bhall be distributed among the several counties In the state in proportion to the educstable children, in each county, but any county or separate school district may levy a further tax to maintain their schools for a longer time than the constitutional term of four months. The common school fund shall be divided among the several counties and school districts in proportion to the number ot educatable children therein, according to data, to be furnished by the state superintendents of education. 11 till,nii.l Awarded $10,000 by a Jury. Baltimore, Md., Oct, 7.-The superior court iooru was crowded long before 10 o'clock this mornine, the attraction being tho case of Siebrecht vs. Kvane, In which the former claimed $75,000 for the alienation of his wife's oifections. Hie brecht, tbe plaintiff, waB in court, but Kvans waa not present. Siebrecht eat with his features betraying suppressed emotion aa tbe clerk opened the scroll and read that the jury found a sealed verdict fur the plaintiff for the sum of $10,000, For a moment not a word was spoken Than some expressions of satisfaction were heard. But the judge had warned the crowd present, not to give way to any oxnressions of delight or otherwise. Col. Marshall made a motion for a new tnal, and in case this is refusetl the case will go to the court ot appeals on excep tlone. Four ballots were taken by the jury before they came to an agreement. O the first ballot two of the jurors were for the full amount claimed, while one was in favor of giving Siebrecht only $100. It took them nearly three bourB to come to a conclusion.__ Died For n�r Derotion Sahatooa, Oct. 7.-This afternoon JameB M. DentT, a wealthy farmer* liv ing near here, who had Buffered from brain disorder for a year or more, caused by being thrown from a wagon in Wood-lawn Park, followed his wife into the cellar and shot her, killing her instantly. He then rushed up stairs, past his sister, into his bedroom, and sent a bullet through his own breast, the shot also proving fatal. Mrs. Denton had protest ed against her husband being taken to an Insane hospital for treatment, and thus Said the penalty for her wifely devotion. Ir. Denton was 50 years of age and leaves two young children. ALASKA. Deplorable State of Affairs That Demands the Karly Attention of Congress. IntoxlaattnsT Liquors Sold Throttghont thai Torrltory In Open Deflanee af the &answ -Grand Juries JRafu^e to Indict Ulej v;: Offender* and the Conrta Refuse to Coa- '.; vlct Them-Children Allowed to H�mt / and Fish Instead o* Attending thai 'r Sohools- Representation In Congress \ Recommended. Wabiiinoton, D. C, Oct. 7.-Lyman E, Knapp, the governor of Alaska, in $is annual report to Secretary Noble, says that the law prohibiting the sale of and manufacture of intoxicating liquors in the territory is a dead letter, except as to the Indians. Liquors of the vlleBt quality are sold openly and in violation of tbe law, even to those whose families are Buffering for the necessities of life. The reaeon assigned for the inefficiency of the law the governor says ia the prosecution* would be of no account. Grand juries refuse to indict and petit juries refuse to cunvict. Legislation whica would provide more effective machinery for the enforcement of the present law would, undoubtedly, Governor Knapp thinks, effjrd a solution ot tbe perplexing question. He calls attention to the inadequacy of tbe laws for the cdintniHiration of justice, preserving ptace and holding criminals lor trial, and recommends that ; a commission, consisting in part at leut of gentlemen acquainted, with the country and its needv, be appointed to pre-pure a short coue of special laws to be submitted to congress; thus, he thinks, some of the more seriouB difficulties might be met, The work of the government schools, of which there are fourteen, the governor says, are measurably satisfactory, though tne attendance was not large, the children, preferring to hunt and fish, and the parents indifferent. About 100,000 full sized seal skins were taken by the Alaska Commercial company during tbe year, under their contract with tne government, and probably half � as many more were captured at sea and stolen by punching yeBSela. Other furs, uch aa bear, mink, otter, etc., are taken, in large numbers. The governor recommends that provision for acquiring title to land be afforded bynhe general government, that mail facilities be increased; that government hospitals be established. Authorized representatives in congr�BS, the governor s&ys, Bhould be provided. The presence ia Washington every winter, he says, of unauthorized peraonB assuming to voice tbe sentiment of the people, and by their mistakes (to uae no stronger term) as be says, doing infinite mischief; hence the recommendation cs to authorized representatives. Central TriiHlo Association, Chicago, Oct. 7.-At the meeting of I the passenger department of the Central' Traffic association to-day E. C. Donald waB duly .elected chairman of that department. Mr. Donald presided during the afternoon session. The place has been vacant fur more than a year, and it was the intention, after the resignation of George B. Daniels, to dispense with the office permanently, but the experiment did not prove successful, owing to the burden of extra duties which it imposes on Chairman Blanchard. The Trans-Sf lssourl Association. Kansas City, Oct. 7.-The representatives of all the linos in the Trans-Missouri Freight association met here this morning to attend the most traport*n� moeting the association held this year. It was decided that the association would ' continue In existence, and it will not be amalgamated with the Western Association. As temporary chalrman,Ohief Clark McFadden was appointed, and the die. > cussion of tbe subjects on tne call was begun. The first item on the schedule was the proposition of tbe Rook ',, Island to extend over Its entire system. west the reduced grain rates ordered by �; the Interstate Commerce Commission to be put into effect between MIsaouri points -and Chicago. The discussion of this, matter was not concluded when the meeting adjourned for tbe day. Before adjournment It wag orCs:ad that Mr. McFadden be continued as temporary chairman of the association until', October 16, on which date the general"] managers of the roads in the association will meet at Chicago to select a permanent chairman. Called Aside and Bitot Boston, Oct. 7.-For some time there has been deep enmity between John Gazzolo, an Italian, and James Toner, The latter, who was expelled from tbe bar on account of blackmail, It is charged by the former, mismanaged the estate of Charles Gazzolo, his brother. To-day Gazzolo saw Toner in conversation on Haymarket square, and calling him aside drew a revolver and shot him in the abdomen. The wound will probably prove fatal, Gazzolo was arrested. Sells Bros'* VtreuB Train Wrecked Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 7. - Sells Bros' circus train wag wrecked at a late hour in the eastern port of thia state last nignt Five care were ditched, Three valuable horses were killed, one elephant badly maimed and the rolling stock con Blderably damaged. The combination was billed to sbow here to-morrow. Cutting Bates From St. l^onls, St, Louis, Oct 7.-The war In passenger rates to the east continues and there seems to be no prospect of an early settlement ot the fray. The Air Line to day announced a rate of $6 to LouiBvllle and return. The Clover Le&t line made today the announcement of a $5 rate to To ledo and a rate of $8 for the round trip, The Situation tn Okhehoma. Gotbrie, Oklahoma, Oct 7.-An at tempt was made to-day to bring up an other capital removal bill. As soon as The Strike BUU On. MAiiquETTK, Mich.. Oct. 7.-The strike of the miners at Ishpening is still on. The miners held a mass meeting this forenoon and resolved to stay out. A committee of strikers left for Negaunce to-day to Induce the miners there to join In the strike. So far the strike Is still confined to Ishpening. President Hewitt Dead, Baltimoiik, Oct 7.-President Hewitt died In this city at 11 o'clock this forenoon. He was In the 89th yetr of his age He has lived here for over forty years. In February, i08b, while descending the1 stairs of his house he fell and has been bedridden since. _ Republicans Meat at Balina, Balina, Kan,, Oct. 7.-A large and enthusiastic Republican meeting was held here this afternoon In the opera house, which wag crowded. Addresses were delivered by Governor Humphrey and Judge Hanback. Bapuullean speaking at airard. Oiuabd, Oct 7.-John Waller addressed g large and enthusiastic audience [ in this city to night The largest hall ia Governor Hnmphrey at Xtludsborsr.' McPiikiibon, Kan., Oct, 7.-[Special.]-. Governor Humphrey and J^udge 'Han* backBpoke at Lindsborg, this county, yesterday afternoon and evening. At night the large anditorium of the college was crowded with listners and muob. enthusiasm was shown for the governor,.. who 1b very popular with the people of.* that section. The issues ot the campaign were laid before the people in a mild;] and dignified manner, which made a, good impression upon the audience. Governor Humphrey is sure of a large ] majority in the Lindsborg district. Republican Convention at Dlgbton. Diouton, Kan., Oct. 7.-[Special.)-Ay: large and enthusiastic Republican convention waa held here to-day. Over; sixty delegates were present C. E. Lab-bell was nominated for representative. Strong resolutions, endorsing ingalls, the national and state administrations, and also J. H. Ballowell, were adopted. At leaBt one half of the convention wm; made up of Republican Alliance men, who pledged anew their ailigence to the Republican party. Application for Kutradltlon Dented. Camden, N. J., Oct 7.-The application ot the Kansas authorities wst made to Governor Abbott at Trenton to-day for the extradition ot C. A. Benson, alias Fulton, charged with the Mettman murder in Kansas. Governor Abbott was not satisfied with the papers and laid tbe application tor consideration over. The governor said the application papers did sot recite the indictment of Benson, and the prisoner dented the charge. Wreck fear eargeat, Cot. Denver, Col., Oct. 7.-The Salt Lake^ express, due at Gunnison at 11*0 this morning, was wrecked on a sharp carray three miles east of Sargent, ou Marshall Pass. The sleeper was thrown train tbe track and overturned. One man wa* killed and several wounded. the opponents to Oklahoma Olty realised town was filled to overflowing. A fine the situation an adjournment was carried' band and glee club added to the meeting. Weatne* Indications. WAsmnoTOH, Oct 7.-[Forecast unlit 8 p. m. Wednesday.]-For Kansas.; Pair weather, followed by showe rs; stmtattciyJ shifting to northwesterly winds; oaotex Thursday morning.