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YOL. XIY, NO. 33.
WICHITA KANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 25, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 206a
CHANCE OF A LIFETIME
To Buy Holiday Groocls Regard
less of Its Cost op "Value
THE LAME AND ELEGANT STOCK OE
118 East Douglas Ave.
NOW IN CHARGE OF MORTGAGEES!
The stock comprises all the latest novelties in Christmas Goods
books, Christmas cards, albums, baskets, pictures, paper, stationery,
gold pens, in fact, items too numerous to mention.
COME ! Everybody buy your presents at this great sacrific
ing sale. Remember the number,
118 EAST DOUGLAS AVE.
LUKE SHORT SHOT.
FoitT WottTH, Tex., Dec. 34. Luke
Short, who has in his day killed several
men, was badly wounded last night by
I harles Wright, n well known Rambler,
who was slightly wounded in the loft fore
arm. Wright emptied one barrel of a
double barreled shotgun into Short's left
thigh and shot off the thumb aud two
lingers of his left hand. The fight took
place in Wright's gambling hall on lower
Main street at 9:15 o'clock tonight.
Wright was in his lookout chair when
Bhort entered, pistol in hand, having left
tho Palaco Koyal gambling hall, in which
ho is interested, a lew minutes before.with
tho avowed intention of cleaning "Wright's
house out. He walked into one room,
where roulette aud chuck-a-luckwcre run
ning, and began kicking over tables,
throwing gambling checks around and
otherwise demolishing things. A general
stampede of those in the room took place,
and Wright, who was in the other room,
hearing the noise got his shotgun and
wont to the door which opens into the
About this time Short must have seen
Wright, for shooting began resnlting as
abovo stated. Wright says ho had a pistol
and tired with that, but some of the
wounds in Short's leg were certainly made
with large buckshot. As soon as the third
phot whs fired policemen rushed in and
both men were arrested and taken to
fcurgeons to have their wounds dressed.
Later they were taken to jaii and then
The trouble had been brewing for some
time and had its origir in a dispute about
lomc fines due the county by the head
Rambler or dealer who had been arrested
by state authorities. Wright had been
very successful, while Short had been los
ing money and this embittered the feeling
between them. Two weeks ago Short vis
ited Wright's place and threw things
Around in a very reckless manner, lie
has said since that Wright should not run
hud had him indicted for swindling, but
District Judge Pi-ckham held that it was a
plain case of gambling and not swindling.
It is-believed that the end of the affair
lias not been reached yet. Short's wound j
Is pronounced quite dangerous, but not
necessarily fatal. Several arteries were cut i
nud the muscle of the leg torn away. He
as at one tune aupointed as courier to
'arry messages to" Gen. Crook when the
northern Cheyennes and Sioux were com
ing down upon him in the northwest. He
fcas city marshal of Fort Dodge, Kan.,
when it was a frontier town. Several
cars ago he killed Jim Couftright, a well
known desperado in this citv. He killed
one or two men in Arizona before coming
THE CHEROKEE COUNCIL.
TAIILEOUAH. I. T.. Dec. 4 Two weeks
of special council has passed and they have I
literally accomplished nothing on account
oi uosiHity between political factions.
Tho dissatisfied wing of the Downing
party, known as the Bell faction, and the
Nationalists control the legislation. Time
and time again has the chief sent special
messages asking them to lay aside all
party interests and legislate for the good
of tho couutry, but no attention has been
paid to this mandamant. No propod-
uuu ijiva at jcl ucca mane lor the
continuation ot tne male and
male Mgu school. One hundred tmh
lie school teachers are here clamoring
for their money, as this is the close of the
fall term. The educational fund has for
merly been met by the rent received from
the cattlemen or tne strip. Chief Maves is
iu a favor of a portion of the SScVx) set aside
per capita to pay th- teachers. The N'u.
fl l unalan,l Bell tactions vigorously opjKjse
fi t..isnctiou. They claim that thr'deticJt is
caused by the extravagance of the Downing
Jiartv. L. H. Bell, better known as Hulo.
is president of the senate. He is a shrewd
iiticin and was formerly a strong
owning man, but loft their ranks because
STORE CLOSES AT
Chief Mayes would not submit to his dic
tation. Mr. Bell is now using the Nationals
to further his own purpose. Many Na
tionals who have always voted the straight
ticket admire tho persistent efforts of
Chief Mayes to free the country from its
THE KEAN FAILURE.
Chicago, Dec. 24. In the examination
by the court of the circumstances sur
rounding the failure of the Kean Banking
company today, Miss Lulu Higgins, Mr.
Kean's private secretary, testified that she
had seen the partnership papers drawn up
between Mr. Kean and Wilson Wadding
ham, and that they were signed by Mr.
Waddiugbam This was considered an
important development for the depositors,
as Mr. Waddiugham is a wealthy man.
Miss Higgins said that in the meantime
she had searched for the Waddingham
agreement, but failed to find it.
"Did you ever lend your name to any
note for Mr. Kean?" she was asked.
"Yes, once. I don't remember the
amount. I did it because Mr. Kean want
ed me to and did not question the propri
ety of it. He said there was some law
which provides that a bank could loan
more than so much on one name aud my
name was acceptable."
"Have you ever paid the note, or been
called upon to pay it?"
Were you good for the now?"
"I don't think I was very ri
very rich at tho
A little sensation was sprung by At
torney Mayer during the session. Turniug
quickly to S. A. Kean, he asked him if he
knew tho Rev. John C. Foster aud the
liev. Lewis Curtis.
Mr. Kean replied that he did, and that
they were Methodist ministers. Mr. Mayer
asked him if he was aware of the fact that
these gentlemen were given a "tip" as to
the coudition of affairs two days before the
bank failed, with the result that they
drew out the amount of their deposits.
Mr. Keau answered that he did not know
such to be th case, or even that they had
deposits with the bank. Mr. Mayer re
marked that he would see about that, and
directed the sheriff to secure and serve
subpoenas on the reverend gentlemen to
appear iu court and testify.
A RAILWAY DECISION.
TorEKA, Kan., Dec 24. The board of
rauroaa commissioners nanaeu down an
important decision this morning, in the
case of J. K. Mayberry, of Emporia, Kan.,
against the Kausas City, Fort Scott and
Memphis railroad, holding that the com
pany must furnish cars to transport coal,
even though the haul over its Hue to th e
I connecting line is not sufficient to pay the
expenses, it is the nrst decision of the
board on this point
and was bitterly
fought br the railroad company. Mav-
berry wanted to ship cohI from Columbus
on the Memphis to Emporia on the Santa
Fe. The haul to Gintrd, where the cars
were to be transferred, is only twenty-five
miles, and the Memphis road refused to
furnish the cars, asserting that their pro
portion of.the earnings was too small to
five adequate compensation. The board
eld that it was the duty of the railroad
to furnish cars, and that the two roads
participating should each furnish a share
of the cars necessary.
?A- AXTOXIO. Tex, Dec 34. J. W.
Coniev, a. man half crazed with drink, was
arretted today and jailed on a charge of
aault to murder. t'onley had corralled
ten Mexicans around a camp tire jut
south of this citv and amused himselt by
diooting directly over their heads anil
commanding them to sit ilentand immov
able ou pain of instant death. He resisted
arrest, but was finally overpowered aud
of Its Value.
CHICAGO'S ROTTEN BUILDING.
Chicago, Dec. 24. The continued set
tling of the walls of the government build
iug resulted today in the breaking of a
water pipe, and flooding the basement
n.ri-t raii , !, ..,n!i! J,,i
thousands ot Christmas nrewnts. manv nf
., ... ' ',. f
them costly ones, have been
E-.i "i a if":
500 sacks of mennillAM mull mnt.tr w.ta
"Cil A Ul llClt iLUUUU
soaked. As far as possible the matter will
be dried out and sent to its destination
Some sacks of mail matter were also
wetted, but it is believed none of the
letters were damaged enough to prevent
A SANTA FE MOVE.
Decatur, 111., Dec, 24. It is stated that
negotiations are pendincr. looking to the
control of the Indianapolis, Decatur and
Western railway, by lease or purchase, by
the Jacksonville Southeastern company,
back of which is the Santa Fe system,
which uses that line for its Chicago con
nection. The Santa Fe wants to go east
by the way of Decatur and Indianapolis.
CHICAGO Dec. 24. Officials of the Atchi
son, Topeka and Santa Fe road positively
deny the rumor that their company has any
intention of securing, through the Jack
sonville Southeastern company, control
of the Indianapolis, Decatur and Western.
either by lease or purchase. They say the
Atchison nas nodesireto extend its system
eastward, and is not contemplating any
lew deals. Its present connection with
Jacksonville Southeastern is simply a
traffic arrangement and it has no property
interests in the line.
THE CONNECTICUT CONTEST
NEW HAVES, Conn., Dec 24. Intelli
gence of the greatest importance, as bear
ing on the contested governorship, has just
been received in this citv. It is the de
cision of Judge Hal!, a Republican, in a
contest for judge of the probate court, at
East Lyme. He decides that a paster put
on a blank space under the title "judge
of probate" in a Prohibition state ticket
makes the ballot illegal under the state
ballot law. On almost all of the Prohibi
tion ballots in this state the judge of
probate names were left blank and the
name was written in for each probate dis
trict. Under Judge Hall's ruling this
would throw out some 3,300 Prohibition
ltallots in the state, and elect Morris. Dem
ocrat, by a large majority Judge Hall's
decision is the more significant, as it gave
tne Democratic candidate tne ouice in the
East Lyme district.
A FULL HAND.
Petersbtjkg, Va., Dec 24. It Is reported
tonight that the five uegroes who were ar
rested for the murder of Dr. E. H. Biggen.
in Macklenbourg couuty. last night, and
committed, were taken from jail tonight
Richmond, Va., Dec 24. Kinch King, a
negro, charged with the murder of N. B.
Atkins and his aged mother, near An
lander, Bertie county, N. Y Oct. G. was
hanged in his cell in the jail at Winton
this morning by a party of twenty masked
men. who forced the jailer to give up the
NEW YORK, Dec 24. In its issue of this
week. Engineering News, will publish
summaries showing the mileage of crack
laid on extensions of steam railway lines
in the United States during the calendar
year lSlO. According to these figures, the
total addition to the couutrr"- railway
mileage was ne.irly Ti.sot miles, or alxnit i
7Xi unie more than was laid in 1SS9. The
total amount of railway completed -Tanu- ;
an 1, in'I. iloT,i miles. U itusaramiut,
S6.9H milr hav bee constructed during
the oast five years.
HOLIDAY ADJOURNMENT OF BOTH
HOUSES OF CONGRESS.
No Business to be Transacted Until
After the Meeting
The Presidential Proclamation Inviting
the Nations of the Earth to Partic
ipate in the World's Pair.
The Chicago Eailway Investigation Sus
pended Until the Supreme Oourt
Passe3 Upon the Question as to
Whether the Witnesses Must
Answer Capital Notes.
Washington, Dec. 24. Mr. Edmunds, of
Vermont, asked unanimous consent for
the passage of a joint resolution, extend
ing until July 1, lfc91. the period during
which the laws of Nebraska shall be in
force in the territory of Oklahoma.
The consideration of the resolution was
objected to, and it was laid over.
Mr. Morgan called up his resolution
directing the committee on privileges and
elections to amend section 31 of the elec
Mr. Sherman made the point of order
that Mr. Morgan was not entitled to the
floor, but the presiding officer ruled other
wise, and Mr. Morgan resumed his re
marks. Pending further debate, tho hour of 11
arrived and Mr McPherson continued his
speech against the elections bill.
After further discussion Mr. Hoar took
the floor, but said he 'lid not propose to
address the senate today. He wished the
senate to remain iu see-sion for a few min
utes longer, as he understood that a mes
sage from the president was on its way to
A message from the president was soon
afterwards received, refusing his approval
to the bill appropriating $75,000 for a pub
lic building at Bar Harbor, Maine, on the
ground that the public needs at that place
did not justify such an expenditure. It
was referred to the committee on public
ouiiuings and grounds.
The senate then at 12:45 on motion of
Mr. Hoar, adjourned until Saturday noon,
with the understanding that at that time
the vice-president shall declare the senate
adjourned until Monday at noon.
THE WORLD'S FAIR PROCLAMATION.
WASniXGTOX, Dec. 24. The following
proclamation has been issued:
By the president of the United States of
Whereas, Satisfactory proof has been
presented to mo that provision has been
made for adequate grounds and buildings
for the use of the "World's Columbian
exposition, and that a sum, not less than
ten million dollars, to be used and ex
pended for the purposes r said exposition,
has been provided, in accordance with the
conditions and requirements of section 10
of an act entitled "An act to provide for
celebrating the four hundredth anniver
sary of the discover' of America by
Christopher Columbus by holding an
international exposition oi arts, industries,
manufactures, aud products of the soil,
miue and sea, in the city of Chicago, in
the state of Illinois," approved April
twenty-fifth eighteen hundred and ninety.
Now, therefore, I, Benjamin Harrison,
president of the United States, by virtue
of the authority vested in me by said acf ,
do hereby declare and proclaim that such
iuternation exhibition will be opened on
the first day of May in the year eighteen
hundred and ninety-three in the city of
PlnnnrA in tliA etntzi rf Tllinstic ntwl will
, not be closed before the last Thursday in
, October of the same year. And, in the
I nme l l.ue government ana ot tne peopio
i name of the government j
I of the United" States. I do hereby invite all
I -i ,- . . ! A .
i ine nations oi rneeartn to take part in me
commemoration of an event that is promi
nent in human history and ot lasting in
terest to mankind, by appointing repre
sentatives thereto, and sending such ex
hibits to the World's Columbian exposi
tion as will most fitly and fully illustrate
their resources, their industries, and their
progress in civilzation.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto
set ray hand and caused the seal of the
United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this
twenty-fourth day of Lecember,
SEAL. one thousand eight hundred and
ninety, and of the independence
of the United States the one hundred and
fifteenth. Besjamis Hakrisos.
By the president.
James G. Blaise, Secretary of State.
CHICAGO AND THE FAIR.
WASHISGTOS.Dec 24. The decision that
Chicago had complied with the intent of
the law; that $10,000 000 had been pledged
to make the World's fair a success, and
that all the legal prelimiuary require
ments to the issuance of bis proclamation
had been fulfilled, was reached by the
president Saturday afternoon, and was an
nounced by the Associated Press not long
afterwards. Congressman Butterworth
and Mr. Peck, who were anxious to have
the proclamation come speedily for the
beneht of foreign exhibitors, went over the
final exhibit with the president, and re
moved all lingering doubts as to the
technical fulfillment of all obligations.
The suggestion was made that it would be
a Christmas greeting that would be highly
gratifying, and the president thereupon
transmitted to the state department on the
following Monday his request that the
formal documents should be prepared at
once lor nis signature.
The parchment, in the usual diplo
matic form, was carried to the president
shortly after midday by Mr. S. A.
Brown, the chief clerk of the state
department, who is the functionary
through whom these little formalities are
carried out. The president was in his
otlice talking with Secretary Proctor on
the Indian situation. The secretary of
war, Private SeCretry Halford and Mr.
Brown formed a little group around the
president as ho looked the paperover; and.
then, taking up a peu from the desk, af
fixed his signature just as the clock indi
cated 1:30. There were no formalities
about the occasion. The president after
making his signature, handed the pen to
Mr. Halford. wuh the suggestion that per
haps Mr. FenL W. Peck, of Chicago, might
desire it as a a memento, and directed that j
It be mailed to Mr. Peck.
Washington, Dec 24. The lnvestiga-
tion of the Chicago grand jury into the
acts of railwav officials already indicted is :
suspended, and awaits the judgment of tied him in a chair and left one of. their
the United States supreme court as to ' number wuh a revolver to guard him.
whether the witne5e in contempt must ) The other, three or foar in aamber. then
answer. When that is settled, the Chi- blew open the safe, and secured it coc
cago investigation will be reaewed. J tent. The amount of money JtrtheMfe
The Rkum investigation ha at lastcome 1 1 supposed to hare been quit Jargd.
virtuallyto an md The committed has iThejrthta robbed the watchman and Ca-
about exhausted its Inquiry, and after I
another meeting or two. tne majority and I
minority will prepare their report. A
tew qucnon relating to Commissioner '
Raum imancial affairs are tiil pendmr. i
waning ( uairmau Momll return to the .
city. 1 be committee has once before re-
tilled, by a formal vote to go into tbae
matters, and if. as even Mr. Cooper thinks, f
ti ricuiaa 6 hou Id b; reaffirmed, there f
will remain practically nothing mora to
The secretary of the navy has received a
telegram from Rear Admiral Braine, com
mandant at the New York navy yard,
saying that the report published "that
there had been an attempt to sink the
monitor Terror was without foundation.
None of the valves were open, and the
only water in the hold was what had
This evening Secretary Rusk said he
was sorry to see his name connected with
the article recently published giving a
farmers' vote on presidential candidates for
lStti. He sincerely regretted any attempt
to turn the attention of the Republicans
away from President Harrison as a candi
date His administration, he said, had
been a clean one, directed to the best in
terests of the whole people, and he confi
dently hoped for his re-nomination and re
election. Mr. Valentine, the Brazilian minister
here, has been notified by his government
of his recall, and the appointment of Mr.
Mendonca, who represented Brazil at the
recent international conference, as his
WASHISGTOS, Dec. 24. The following
new pensions were granted:
Original George Butt. Yates Center;
Edward Jones, Valley Falls, Julius
Floeder, Oatville; John P. Sierrier. Em
poria: Jonathan L. Clark, Barry; William
T. Severance, Sterling: William M.
Stevens, Greenleaf; Jacob Leimbach,
National Military home: George R. Fox,
Douglas: Fred Haase, National Military
home; William A. Crummins, Cherryvale;
John W. Brubaker, Concordia; Thomas
Orme, Linwood; Henry Conover, Altou;
Joseph Boner. Sterling: Andrew J. Free
man, Dodge City; William W. Hendricks,
Randall; David Piatt, Onaga; William
Increase David JL Scott, Kansas City;
Francis Tillotson. Moline; George Taylor,
Hallowell; Hezekiah Dawley, High Point;
Thomas W. Rea, Cedarville; Ennis Dodd.
Burlington: Adam B. Miller, Great Bend;
James Brady, alias James Wallace, Leb
anon; Jeremiah Tinker, Manknto: Thomas
C. Kain, Yates City; Charles Wlllaner,
Port Scott; William A. Foster, Ellinwood;
William O. Miller, Moline.
Original widows, etc Mary, mother of
Joseph N. Jones. Walnut Grove; Cynthia
C, widow of Mclvin Converse, Louisburg.
Original George Bond. Meldrow; George
A. Holbrook, Guthrie; Silas J. Ewing,
THE TERRITORY INDIANS.
Guthrie, Ok., Dec 24. White Cloud,
Hatch-E-She and Running Deer (known
as General Grant) were iu this c'ty today.
Tbej came for the purpose of inviting
their lriend and advisor, Mr. W. P.
Thompson, to meet them nina miles cast
of this city to participate in what is com
monly known as the ghost dance. The
lowas are entertaining many from neigh
boring tribes, namely: Kickapoos, Otoes
and Sacs and Foxes. There are also rep
resentative men from tho Choyennes, Ara
pahoes and Creeks, and messengers from
the Sioux. Mr. Thompson's intention, iu
attendiugthe dance, is to endeavor to
allay so far as possible, the Messiah craze.
It is understood that so far as the lowas
and Kickapoos are concerned, he will have
very little difficulty, as both these tribes I
are friendly, and will listen to his counsel.
There will be a ghost dance on Christmas
day nine miles cast of Guthrie. To some,
it seems, a ghost dance means a prepara
tion for taking scalps. To those who are
familiar with the civilized Indians it
means simply superstition. One white
man who has the confidence of these In
dians can easily persuade them to do that
which is right.
THE TIN PLATE INDUSTRY. -Chattasooga.
Tenn., Dec 24. In the
office of the Southern Steel works in this ,
city, is a sample of the first American tin
plate made in tnls country. The plates
maae in tnis country. -J-he plates
rolled and turned by the Granite
Iron Rolling mills of the St. Louis Stamp
ing works. Immediately upon the pas
sage of the McKinley bill, Congressman
Niedringhaus, the president of the com
pany, set about preparing for the manu
facture of tin plate of the basic steel of the
Southern Steel works of this city. The
St. Louis company writes the steel people
that they are delighted with the new ma
terial. It is excellent for the purpose, and
they propose to use it in the making of
tin plate. The steel in question is made
here from cheap ores mined in this section.
GOOD CAUSE FOR SUSPENSION.
Chicago, Dec 24. There was a threat
ened strike of train dispatchers ou the
Chicago and Erie railroad yesterday on ac
count of the suspension of Train Dispatch
er C. C. Scott of Huntington, Ind. when
the fact: became known, the other dis
patchers demanded his reinstatement.
General Superintendent Merrile explained
to them that the suspension was for good
cinse and under circumstances which gen
erally result in absolute dismissal. Scott,
it is said, had issued what is known as a
"lap" order, that is, providing for two
trains on the same track at the same time,
from which a collision might have resulted
had not the man who followed him on
duty discovered and rectified the error.
The men recognized the justice of the ac
tion taken and the threatened trouble was
BLED TO DEATH.
LlBERTT, Mo.. Dec 24. Horaco Withers,
a negro, was killed last night by a com
panion named Zeke Adams, in the Mis
souri river bottoms, about four miles
southeast of here, during a quarreL Adams
stabbed Withers in the arm, severing an
artery. Neither Adams nor the wounded
man knew the dangerous character of the
wound. Withers started to walk home,
but died on the way. His dead body was
found this morning.
THE SIOUX INDIANS.
RAPID ClTT, S. D., Dec, 24. Two
hundred and forty four of Sitting Bull's
followers have surrendered at Fort Yates
and Fort Bennett. Col. Sumner has
rounded up 330 of Big Foot's people on the
Cheyenne river, and will probably bring
them into Fort ileadc CoL Merriam is
looking up the stragglers from Hump's
camp, who have joined the Indians in the
Bad Lands. The majority of the outlying
troops are now concentrating along the
Cheyenne river, and the order is dally ex
pected to close in on the renegades.
A BOILER EXPLOSION.
Cleveland, O., Dec 24. A boiler ex
ploded in a drill house in the works of the
United Salt works on the Lake Shore, in
the east Dortion of the city this morning.
The boiler was broken into fragments
and the drill house wrecked. Martin
Scherry was killed, Frank Gemer perhaps
fatally scalded, and Thomas Fox, the
engineer, was scalded and had both legs
and one arm brokeu. Another man is
missing, and it is feared that he was blown
into the lake
Peoria, 111. Dec 24. Burglars early
this morning entered the mill of the Peoria
Oatmeal company, bound the watchman,
Phillio Smith, threw a sack over his bead.
Cmcx&o. Dec 34. John Clark pret-
dent of the Hibernian bank, cabled Uxlxr
to Joiat Trwinorers Webb ami
Debits, the sm of L25a The money i
the entire proceed up t dae frta tke
O'Brien-Dillon qmu nice tin r held here
sotce time ao.
POLITICAL POINTS FROtf VARIOUS
STATES OF THE MIOX.
A Bitter Struggle Expected Over tht
Senator-ship in the State
General Eice Declares That the Alliance
Leaders Have No Authority to Se-
Bcind the Third Party OalL
The Coming Tight in Kansas Thi3 Winter.
The Opponents of Ingalls Advised
to Gather in Pull Force at the
Capital Minor Mention.
Chicago, Dec 24. Chairman Jones, of
the Republican central committee, cave
notice tonight that the right of five Demo
cratic state senators-elect to sit in the leg
islature, would be contested. This is the
latest maneuver in the fight for the United
States senutprship from Illinois. The
notices were withheld until the last
moment allowed by law, the motive for
the delay being, it is understood, to avoid
stirring up the Democrats to possible
reprisals. With the contest against Mer
ritt, of Sprinfield, there is now a
controversy raised as to an even
half-dozen Democratic seats and a pair of
.epuuucau. ine icgiM.ii.uru is uimiisu
openly divided between Democrats and
Republicans on joint ballot, with three
Farmers' Alliance men apparently hold
ing the balance of power. The avowed
candidates so far are Gen. John M. Pal
mer, Democrat, and Hou. Charles li. Far
well, Republican, who is the present In
cumbent. The struggle promises xo be
fully as fierce and sensational as tho mem
orable one in which the late John A.
Logan defeated Hon. Wm. li. Morrison,
now member of the interstate commerce
THE THIRD PARTY CRANKS.
Kansas Citv, Dec 24. Geii. Johu H.
Rice, who was one of the Kansas represen
tatives to tne recent Farmers' Alliance
convention at Ocala, Fin., who took a lead
ing part in the third party movement, and
who signed the call for a nntional confer
ence in Cincinnati, Feb. 23, was in the city
todaj. A reporter asked what ho had to
say about a recent message from Florida
and the statement of Dr. McLnllan, of the
Alliance Advocate, of Topeka, to tho
effect that the Cincinnati conference was
"All I have to say is that those who
purport to have declared it off, had no au
thority. The call was signed by individ
uals from various states, members of dif
ferent industrial organizations in their in
dividual capacity, and the Alliance, as an
organization, had nothing to do with it,
and only the gentlemen who signed it
have any power to declare it off. If the
time fixed should be thought too soon,tho
signers of the call shnll confer and agree
upon a date, not later than April or May,
aa the proper time."
Personal and Political Gossip from tha Cap
ital of Kansas.
Topeka. Kan.. Dec 24. The Allianco
, Advocate, In its Issue of today, discussing
j the senatorial question, says: "Wo have
recelvea some suggestions favoring the
calling of a convention by the
president of the State Alliance
to decide upon a candidate for
for United States senator. Inasmuch as
the representatives-elect constitute a dele
gation from among the people to select n
senator, we do not" believe it best to call
any other convention for this purpose. It
might be well for as many of the jeople of
the state as can conveniently do no to be
In Topeka during the senatorial contest to
give their moral support to their repre
sentatives in tho performance of their
duties, and this would meet our approval.
In view of the frequent and persistent
boasting of the Republican press that
John .1. Ingalls will be returned, it will bo
well for the peopio to be present and see
how the thin is done. The chairman of
the Republican state central committee
has said that Ingalls was just as much
nominated for tho senate as Hnmphrey
was for governor. This Is true: and it in
abo true that he was overwhelmingly de-
ieateu at the polls. If, in tne face of this
defeat, he Is still to bo elected bv tho leg
islature such election will Involve treach
ery on tho part of the servants of the peo
ple anu tt will be well lor them to bo
present and observe for themselves."
John P. Willitts, the newly elected na
tionallecturer of the Farmers' Alliance,
ssys he will not begin his duties as lecturer
until after tbe senatorial election He
will then go to California and deliver lec
tures in all the Pacific coast states. His
candidacy for senator will be given his
personal attention from now until the end
of the campaign, and should he be suc
cessful his active duties in that capacity
will begin about the time that his term as
national lecturer expires.
The executive committee of the state
Farmers' Alliance is in session making
chauges in the organization necesiary to
conform to the action taken by the national
convention at Ocila, Fla,. and completing
the organization of the insurance feature
of the Alliance.
The lecture bureau is abjo In session to
act upon the applications of lecturers and
arrange for sending them out through the
ptates immediately after the holiday.
Besides the two state anJ seven district
: lecturers all who apply and prove them
selves competent will be given com
missions. The executive council of the Farmer's
Alliance was in session this morning, con
sidering the insurance plans of the order.
President McGrvtb stated this afternoon
that the scheme had been sufficiently per
fected to awu re an attempt at operation.
Lecturer will be tent into the field imme
diately after the bolidajt. Only pemons
eligible to membership in the Alliance can
injure with this company. The executive
council is unanimously opposed to calling
a convention Januarr 2ft,
The bl Is of the tat printer for the year
ending June 30. &, aggregate 1154. 872 S9
The state board of agriculture's printing
cost 130,144.31 One item which goes n
for printing 20.000 biennial reports of the
board, at an expense of 43,123.94 or rnor
tban 52 per copy Th profit to the state
printer on tci job is tlmpiy cnormouc
The state horticultural wxrfety cost the
state for printing 52M 4a, and th rail
road commission PxCfATi. The bill for
the state board of health wm iXSli.14, aod
the state labor bureau iZ 73. WL The
printing obtained by the state auditor cot
$10,049 j. J.5CO of bis retort alone placinz
H.IICS in the state printer s pocket.
The ienattt codifying committee Jn Its
report will recosuaend a ataterial rrdne
tkn in the pnees paid for cute printlnjc,
acd there is little doubt that tL recea
mendation will be adopted.
A state convention of ecreetr hrf?i
aad chiefs of police wa held hera rwter-
uay to coaiicer certain law and amend
ments which the jocuraiag kgtabstare will
lr rrqoeittd to enact The prindnai eb-
jret 'w& lo nure letter fnKfcMi to
iervls from LaMiitf la AUAcsiawM eat.
Aoearrfiac to ih- praeM Law a ma can
4efxit $K mi the eotm swd lure at
lc;u aa (19,10? wars of pre.y held by
aUachment, provided tke property belo(p
to parties outside of the state. In such at
tachment cases the sheriff who serves tlte
attachment is liable fer damages for such
seizure. The legislature will be asked t
remedy the defect in the law. Soaae time
was devoted to a eeaeral discussion
of the best methods of preventing;
escape of prisoners; also, as to the best
method of recapturing. Suggestion
were made as to the best methods of ex
tending surveillance, preventing acknowl-
cugcu criminals iroiu committing: dopre
dations, and a resolution was passed
advising that when a par.y who is knowa
to bo a criminal or h suspected crook,
leaves the locality of an officer and locates
in a new field that the officer from whoso
locality he moves at once notify the sheriff
or police where he ftoes, that ha is a crook
and what kind of a criminal, so far at ho
can. A committee was created to receive
recommendations from the sheriffs of toe
state for changes In existing laws and
bring them to the attention or the legis
lature. The committee is composed of
Waldo Worster, of Emporia; J. M. Willc
erson, of Topeka; S. S. Peterson, of Kansas
City; P. G. Chubble. of Beloit, aud
Chauncey Flora.'of Leavenworth,
Coxcord. N. H., Dec. 24. The Monitor,
this evening, contains a leader, underttootf
to bo from the pen of United States Sena
tor Chandler, charging, in substance, that
thewanagejs of the Boston and Mains
Railroad company contemplate a gigantic
consolidation scheme; that tby intend
interfering In New Hampshire politics In
the interests of the Democratic party, and,
by a corrupt use qf mouey of the corpora
tion, secure control of the senate. ,
WALtA WALLA, Wash.. Dec 24. News
has just reached here that three tramp
have been lynched near Huntington. Ore,
on the Oregon Short iine, by railroad mon.
Four tramps boarded a freight train near
Glenn's Ferry, Idaho. They were put otf
by the brakeman, but afterward got on
the train and overpowered the bnikeuinn,
whom they threw under the train, bis leg
i.i H.l-.. ir .ll.nl ..... ,.....
, ,lis ..... 'Tur,Iinr,M..H ,hn tTftmrvi
were caught near Huntington and three at
them were lynched. The fourth eeaped.
CHICAGO'S CHRISTMAS GIFT.
i Chicago. Dec J4. President Hnrrfion's
proclamation was no surprise at tho
world' fair headnuartciN, but it was
everywhere regarded an a tnot enjoyable
Chrtetrausgift. Th directors, and every
ordinary citizen who stopped buying pres
ents long enough to hear tho proclamation,
were delighted. The status of tho ox por
tion is now settled. Chicago Is to have a
world's fair; the world will know it, ami
is invited to attend. The proclamation
marks an opoch in the exposition. Up to
this time the work has been on paper, aad
represented the civic organization of tha
enterprise. All tho material and subntaa
tial work depended upon this prellrat
nary organization. No digging or building
could be attempted until it was known bo
yond a doubt that Chicago was to hold a
world's fair The question could not ba
settled beyond a doubt until the prealdeal
Issued his proclamation. Now the United
States government announces that th
World's Columbian exposition will be held
in Chicago iu 1SU3, and announces to tha
nations that Chicago has made adeqmaUi
provisions for the grounds and building
nnd has raised 1Q,(XW,00 for the um of
the fair. With this sort of guaranty from
the president, the exposition Is giTen a
standing with every government In
Christendom and the invitation goes well
RAIN AND SNOW
ABILKNE, Kan., Dec 21. The first rain
fall in weeks commenced this morning.
Tiie drops being frozen as they touched the
earth. The wheat has suffered for lack of
moisture, and tho rain is welcomed. The
coldwavo will, it Is thought, dispose of
KANSAS C'itt, Mo.. Dec 24. The first
snow of the season fell in northwest Mis
souri nnd northern Kansas today. It
commenced snowing here at 10JH) o'clock
this morning, and continued all day. The
snow is about llvu inches deep No hind
rance to Unfile occurred in thM dty, but
some of the incoming trains on the went
crn roads were delayed from two to three,
A special from Topeka sayn that a storm
of snow prevailed In the northern half of
the state today, covering the winter
wheat. Snow was bmliy needed and eem
to have come early enough to have greatly
benefitted the crop.
CHICAGO, Dec 24. The rantern roadi
have jiostponed the advance in corn rates
to points n the territory of the Central
Traffic association until Jan. 10. Tho
through rate to seaboard points will Iks Ad
vanced Jun I, as originally jiropoced, but
owing to the refnsnl of the Ft. IOtiiseaatr
bouinl lines to disturb the present rale to
intermediate points until ten days later,
tho f 'hlcago roods have decided to accept
the delay It is understood that ono of
the Kast Sc Louis lines has a contract on
its hands, which does not expire until
LYMPH IN NEW YORK.
New York, Dec. 24. All the Inoculated
patients at the various hospitals are doing
well. Tho young man from North Adams,
Mas.., afflicted with lupus of the face ud
hands, who was Inoculated yesterday,
showed marked reactionary symptom to
day. Hit temperature rose to JOO degree
and the epidermis is already bfttlnnltnc to
ncale off slightly This, after only two In
jections, Is consloereo as almost marvel
ous. A similar effect ha been produced
in the case of the old woman who has
lupus of the face.
LT05S, Iowa, Dec M. Tbi Hopkins
opera house and several adjoining unfld
Ings wire destroyed by an Incendiary Are.
Loss, 15,000; Insurance, 11.300.
A CHRISTMAS CRIME.
ST. PAUL. Dec 24. At 1 o'clock tbU
morning, Dec 23, a man named Micfcls
shot and killed Km ma Mcleod, cut bis
wife's throat, and thiix vbot and killed
A NEW DIOCE3E.
Rome. Dec 24. The pope hA erctd
the vicarate of Utah Into adlceae. father
Scarretan has been appointed Irtihopof tb
Chicago. Dec 24. Announcement U
made of the appointment of John O.
Taylor as )r- stock: agent of the Atoblaoo,
Topeka and Santa Fe, vie J. W. Hamilton
A REVOLT IN PERU.
PANAMA. De 24. Rumors of a rrrola
tion-ry moTeni-nt in Peru bar bm ri
here for aomtime paat, aad it is known
that on the 2d Inst,, a tasting was held in
Fort Haata Calira. outside of Lima, and
that an effort was made la behalf of ex
Dictator Pisrota. The more eni waa
auppresd, but at a o&st of forty
lives. A matters stand in Pern. It la not
unlikely that similar rifling will occur At
short interval, the conditions -in en
THE FRENCH TARIFF.
PARH D--24 TJc!uuntrofdepaU- "
byarotof3eCteS. adopted the bod s-t,
with all th- tenats madlicatloas, Tha
cmioxns C6taJ&too ha screed upon a
general tariff tttbO trxaca on bet root fed.
the lu i-teium behK Oi Iran . azwi a urj2T '
oiOtrxuv per KW kflc on forties it
P,ZXU, the 3 -Emmmw Yntthct ha
eauvBtM U act as ? u the m aH 4
mm of a ailesfctn aiter Tfca rfctl4 MM U
to bs Sims Uoawrd win fatm a bi
4t iw( at the jftcie hag aa fa js-rcjte:
child i the tapercr.