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THE DAI'S PROCEEDINGS IN THE
NATIONAL SENATE. -
Calvin S. Brice Sworn in Without
Opposition as Senator From
the Stato of Ohio.
The flame of the Governor-Senator of Hew
York Not Placed on the Bolls Seven
teen New Members in the Senate.
The House Complies With the Constitu
tional Eeqttirement and Immediately
Adjourns A Prediction That No
Pree Coinage Measure Will ba
Passed Over thePresident's
Veto Senator Peffer
to Occupy Ingalls1
Department of Agriculture
Wichita, Kim., Dec 7, isui
Forecast for Wichita and vicinity
Warmer and fair.
During the past 21 hours the highest
temperature was 43, the lowest lC'" and
the mean 303, with cloudless weather
cold morning followed by rising tempera
ture, hih barometer, northwest to south
For the past three years the average
temperature for the month of December
has been 41, and for the 7th day 42.
Fred L. Johnson, Observer.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. Forecast until 9
' For Kansas, Missouri and Indian Ter
ritoryWarmer, fair; southwest winds,
increasing in force.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. In defiance of the
rain, the senate galleries were crowded
with spectators today, pager to witnes the
opening or the Fifty-second congress. There
was an unusually largo number of new
benators to be sworn in, counting up sev
enteen without the senator from Florida,
the name of neither Call nor Davidson be
inc on the punted list.
At noon Vice President Morton took
the chair and the sen .te was opened with
prayer by the chaplain. The vice presi
dent welcomed the senate to a resumption
of their official duties and called the sen
ate to order. The vice president then laid
before the senate the credentials of the
new senators and the letters of resignation
receded by him during the recess. These
papers were read, the first being the letter
of resignation of Mr Reagan of Texas, and
the appointment by the government of Mr.
Chilton in his btend. The next credentials
read were those of Mr. Feltou of Califor
nia, to nil the vacancy caused by the
death of Mr. JIeart. The next were the
resignation of Mr. Edmunds and the ap
pointment of Mr. Proctor.
The next credentials read were those of
Misers. Call and Davidon. each claiming
to be senator from Florida. After the
credentials of both had been lead, Mr.
Harrif exprcs-d the opinion that the
ptoper course to be pursued with regard
to the papeis was to refer them to the
committee-on privileges and elections, so
that the question might, be decided in the
light of a thorough investigation. He
asked that the credentials of both be laid
on the table for the day and said that he
would probably tomorrow move their
r i !nce to tne committee on privileges
r i d flections.
Mr George pave notice that lie would
tomorrow insist Hint the senate had both
i he f.icr.s and lhe law before it, and ought
tu pr ceod to seat Mr. Call, us the legally
Mr. Hoar Miid that the question had
been frequently before the senate and had
been alnays decided in the same way.
After the oath had been administered to
tl.c new senators ho would move to take
up the Florida cmsu.
The ciedeiitiHl-. were then placed on file.
The credentials of Mr Brice, as senator
elect from Ohio, haying been presented
and rend. Mr. Sherman said: "Before the
oath of oflke is administered to Mr. Brice,
I desito to say that a large portion of the
citizens of Ohio contend that he was not
an inhabitant of that statu at tho time of
Ins election and. therefore, is not eligible
to a seat in this body. On examining the
S recede, ts I am entirely satisfied that Mr.
rico is entitled to bo sworn in on the
prima facie case of his credentials, which
are regular in form."
The swearing in of the newly elected
(or appointed) senators was then pro
ceeded with. They were sworn in in
groups of four or live, and in the first
group was Mr. Brice. In the next gronp
were Messrs. Chilton of Texas, Dubois of
Id i ho, Feltou of C.difornia, and Gallinger
of New Hampshire.
Mr. Hale said that he desired to examine
the credentials of Mr. Dubois and asked
that they lio on tho taolu until tomorrow.
This u as agreed to aud the other sena
tors in the group were sworn in.
The name of Mr. Hill, senator-elect from
New York, was uot on the printed list, nor
were his credentials presented.
Mr. Sherman offered the usual resolu
tion for the appointment of two senators,
to join a like committee on the part of the
house, to wait ou the president aud inform
him that a quorum of each house had as
sembled and that congress was ready to
itceiveany communication he might bo
pleased to make.
The resolution was agreed to aud Messrs.
Sherman aud Harris were appointed.
Mr. Hoar moved that the committee on
privileges and elections be directed to in
quire into and report upon the circum
stances and validity of the appointment of
Mr Chilton from Texas. Ayreed to.
Hesitations were offered and agreed to
ilxing noon as the daily hour of meeting
and directing tho secretary to inform the
house of representatives that the bennte
was redy to proceed to business.
Washington. Dec 7. The heavy rain
storm which visited the city this morning
had little effect in dampening the ardor of
thoe desirous of witues-ing tho opening
of tho Fifty-second congress, and at an
early hour a great crowd surged through
the corridors of the capitol. Hardly had
the Democratic caucus adjourned when a
wild rush was made lor the galleries, and
in a feus minutes every available seat was,
occupied, and less fortunate ones were
compelled to view the sceno over each
other's shoulders from the door recesses.
On the floor all was bustle and confusion.
As the Republicans entered the hall of the
house they were grerted by their Demo
cratic colleauties. and cougratulniions and
condolences were'exchnurd. Many of the
desks were ornamented with floral designs
of more or less beauty, altlioiich t her were
not as numerous as lu Iorm-r ear- tu!
the spa tker's desk was conspicuous lv the
absence of adornment. The 5mtii-oin-.,t
E:ece was one Mandmg about four feet
i;h, surmounted by a crown of n-- mid
lilies, presented to Mr. T. J Campbell of
New York by the Oriental club A the
clocks of the or. were chiming the hour of
noon Clerk MePherson acetid-d t t ii
clerk's desk, called the house to order, mid
immediately proceeded to call the rob.
Ah Mr. Heed responded to his name, his
Republican co!legue gave hitn a round
of applnuse. '1 he clerk naviug announced
the presence of sJ6 members, the hou.se
Immediately, on motio of Mr. Holmau of
Indiana, adjourned to meet at noon to
morrow. Tbe absentees were Messrs.
Wilson of Jentuck,y Fran of Missouri,
Bartiue of Nevada, Sanford of New York
and Buchanan of Vir -ima.
THE SILVER ISSUE.
New York, Dec. 7. A morning paper
(Republican) states that it is -able to an
nounce that a bill providing for the free
and unlimited coinage of silves can not
pass the Fifty-second congress over the
veto of President Harrison.
The paper affirms that it has made a
poll of the entire congress and the result
announced above is based on replies in
wiiting from 2b0 members of the United
States senate and houseof representatives.
The poll has occupied several weeks. Toe
result indicates that since the last con
gress adjourned there has been uo abate
ment of the free silver sentiment at the
west and bouth and Democrats and Re-
publicact in the silver states are staled to
be, with few exc ptions, bent to the doc
tiine, but that an overwhelming majority
of the Republican party in congress is
pledged to maintain the sinule gold stand
ard at all hazards and limit the output of
In the last congress 101 Democrats in
the house voted iu favor of the Bland bill
In the new congress in the house are 230
Democrats, eighty-seven Republicans aud
Farmers' Alliance. Ol the 244 Democrats
and farmers' members 1C2 are in favor of
a free coinage biiL The majority is so
great that the president's veto will be no
obstacle to any bill which the house de
sires really to become a law lor the Demo
crats, without the Farmers' Alliance, have
more than the two-thirds vote necessary
to pass a bill over the executive veto.
The senate is Republican by a majority
of nine not large enough to prevent the
first passage of a free coinage or a new
tariff b'll, but large enough to make cer
tain the defeat of any bill vetoed by the
president. Tho paper gives the results of
its canvas3 of the senate by individual
members because the disposition of a free
coinage bill must finally depend upon that
body alone. Of the house of representa
tives a table by states is given showing
how Democrats and Republicans are now
disposed to vote. A few of the interesting
opinions of senators and representatives
are also given. Most of the replies were
either "yea" or '"no," and the result ap
pears in the table.
A summary, however, sets forth tho
result of the canvass said to have been
made as follows: Republican senators, 48;
Democatic senators, 39; Farmers' Alli
ance, 1 number of Republicans in favor
of unlimited coinage, 18; number of
Democrats in favor of unlimited coinage,
33; number of Farmers' Alliance in favor
of unlimited coinage, 1; total senators in
favor of free coinage, 64; number of votes
required in senate to pass a free silver bill
over president's veto, 59; number of Re
publicans opposed to free coinage, 39;
number of Democrats opposed to free
coinage, 3; doubtful Democrats (Brice), 1.
THE SUPREME COURT.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. The Boyd-Thayer
case, involving the question of title lo the
office of governor of Nebraska and of
citizenship on the part of Boyd, will come
up for argument in the United States
supreme court tomorrow. The question at
issue is as to whether or not. James E.
Boyd was a citizen of the United States at
the time of the election.
A casp of considerable interest to rail
way trainmen who have to t'eal with un
rnly passengers was decided in the United
States supreui" court today. James Jones,
a passenger on the New Orleans and North
eastern, became engaged in a quarrel with
the conductor ofjthe train, who shot and
Beriously injured him. Jones sued tho
railroad c mpany for damages. The testi
mony as to the circumstances of the shoot
ing were conflicting. The railway com
pany asked that tho jury be instructed
that if, from the manner and attitude of
the passenger, the conductor had reason to
fe.ir an assault, and shot under the belief
that he was in imminent danger of per
sonal injury, that the company was uot
responsible. The court denied this re
quest, and Jones obtained judgment for
$7,000. This coutt, in an opinion by Justice
Brewer, holds that the court below was in
error iu refusing to charge the jury as re
quested, reverses its decision and directs
that the case be sent back to the Missis
sippi court which tried it.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. Secretary Blaino
today received a cable dispatch from
United States Minister Reid, dated at
Paris, confirming the press reports of the
removal of the prohibition on American
Tne trasurydepartmenttoday purchased
347,000 ounces of silver at prices ranging
from $0 9325 to $0.95315
At the Rpublicau senatorial caucus
this afternoon Senator Sherman was elect
ed ch iirinan of tho caucus, to fill the va
cancy caused by Senator Edmunds' retire
ment. The purpose of the caucus was to
provide for the assignment of senators to
committees, aud thechairmau was author
ized to appoint a committee of nino sena
tors to prepare a committee list.
President Harrison, in accepting the
resignation of Secretay Proctor, said: "Iu
severing our official relations it gives mo
pleasure to remember that they have been
unclouded by anything approaching dis
agreement or distrust. You had my full
confidence and your discharge of official
duty my full approbation. I am ulad to
know that your publi service is not to bo
terminated, but is only transferred to an
other and, I hope, a higher fluid of use
fulness." SENATOR PEFFER.
Washington. Dec 7. Senator Pefler
was tho first Alliance member to arrive in
Washington. He i- accompanied by bis
son, who was a stmch Republican, and
edited the Journal at Coffevvi.le, Kan.,
until his father became a United Slates
senator. He will act as his private secre
tary this winter. The new senator is lilt-rally
following iu the footsteps of his dis
tinguised predecessor, Sen itor Ingalls, aud
is tenanting the hitter's elegant resi.ece,
just north of the capitol. Senator Pilfer
is expected to take a prominent part in tho
labors, of the Alliance members. He has
kept aloof from the caucuses of the Re
publican aud D-mocratic members, and
evidently intends to draw the lines that
separate them very closely. It is under
stood that, together with Kyle, the Al
liance senator from South Dakota, ho will
demand proper recognition on the commit
tees, aud they will statu on what commit
tees they would like to serve. He declares
that his comse on public measures will
depend upon I heir character, without
refereuce to their origin.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. Secretary Foster
is better tonight, the fever haviug some
what subsided. He is resting easy.
THE WORK OF CONGRESS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. The legislative
outlook for the Fifty-second congress, in
the opinion of leading men of both houses,
is uot clearly defined. There are no con
tinuing subjects which either house can
take up of itself aud pass to completion.
This being a u w congress all legislation
must originate de novo. A number of im
portant measures pus-ed by the last house
were pending in the senate when it ad
journed. Among them were the elections
or lorce bill, a bankruptcy bill, the pure
lard bill Hijd others. Tn silver question,
in various shsjies, was pending when the
Fifty -first conrei-s termiu.itei!, and there
was an investigation into the working of
the McKinler tariff ct in progress by a
committee of the senate.
In the matter of confirming appoint
ments, the executive session of the senate
are likely to be important. The names of
nine new circuit judges of appeals,
two interstate comm-rce com;nis
.sioners and a secretary wt war
will probably be among the first .nomina
tions sent in Changes iu the personuel
of th-seimie will necessitate a complete
reonrauiiitsoti o.! the H'uile committees.
Seuators Edmunds, Evar, Ingalls, IVyne
and ou-r. who have hitherto Ixjrtie u
large shnre of the committee work, have
left their plce to be lii led by others.
'1 he element of new membership will
plaj a sih more tmpur.Hiit pnrc in the or
ganization of tue bou-e. Of tne 235 Demo
cratic stu-iuoersetuul-d to enter the ua-cn-i
io sehc . speaker. b nave never ie-
j tore occmned a srH,t lu coure. N ben to
lata nreMitued twentv--eiuht new Republi
can member and eight Fanners" Ab iat.ee
men, it will beseru that he speaker w.ii
hae a herculean task before him in Mbcwr
Uiuing, Mb Ur as possible, tlie pretervnees,
of 141 new members who know nothing
about commute work and matting assign
ments that will be suti.slaciury to allot
them. It is not in the legist likely that the
committees tain be arrut ged and the house
be organized tor Ktrishilivt? bn-.ji.s until
I after the Christmas, holidays. j
THE EASTERN GRAIN BLOCKADE
S OW COMPLETE.
The Remaining Trunk Lines Refuse
to iiedeive Consignments From
Several More Crank3 Idsntifiad as 1
Party Who Threw the Bomb at
A Peculiar Illustration of an Old Saw
in the Case of Pardons lor Kansas
Whisky Sellers The Cheyenne
ant1 Arapahoe Indiana En
couraged "by the Result
of Their Trip to
Chicago. Dec. 7. The first official act
of D. J. Roberts, as general passenger
agent of the Erie system, was to lift the
boycott, so far as that road is concerned,
against the Alton. Mr. Roberts' appoint
ment took effect today, and today he
issued an order resuming relations with
the Alton. Of course the other roads can
not afford to continue to boycott after
The Pennsylvania and Grand Trunk
have notified their western connections
that they can no longer receive shipments
of grain to be received at Chicago for
eastern points. These were the last of the
roads east of Chicago to give such notice,
and the movement of grain through
Chicago is checked, as none of the western
lines will allow their cirs to be taken east.
Of course the latter anticipated this action
on the part of their eastern connections,
and a majority of them has been prepar
ing for it as best they could, At St. Louis
tho situation is the same as at Chicago.
Relief is looked for only when lake and
rail shipments of train are all out of the
way and that will probably not be for five
weeks to come.
Railroad officials declare that a coa
famine is imminent in Nebraska and
western Iowa. The scarcity of cars is the
reason. On Saturday the Burlington road
had 1,700 car loads of grain and 300 of
stock to move on the Iowa division. The
stock had to be transported, bub only a
small portion of the grain could be
touched. The car famine is becoming
more serious every day. The "Q" has au
equipment of U0.000 cars, yet it finds it
self unable to do the business which
naturally conies to that system. The 'Q"
is possibly equipped better than any other
trunk line, and this condition of affairs is
not the exception just now, but is the rule
ou all the roads, east and west. The east
ern roads have used up all their cars, and
when they get crs from the "Q" they
utilize them instead of sending them back.
Auother thing that adds to tho famine is
the fact that tho minor roads are never
equipped for an emergency like this, and
they, too, retain all tho cars they get
from other roads and hold thern as long as
This state of affairs is bad enough now
from a railroad standpoint, but it will be
worse in two weeks and a coal famine is
predicted for western Iowa and Nebraska.
Tne coal miners are digging more coal
th m they get cars for ami the output at
th s time of ye.ir is greater than it has
ben for years beforo Information re
ceived from the eastern roads shows that
if there is uot relief somewnero the only
thing to do will be to simply stop loading
cars unless the busiuess is cleared ud.
The "Q" has given orders for 2,700 addi
tional cars and twenty-five engines to be
used from Ottumwa to Galesburg. AU
the car shops and engine manufacturers
are crowded with orders, and there is a
greater activity along this lin- than ex
perienced before in nearly a decade. Seven
years ago there was a similar rush of grain
aud stock eastward, and the "Q" was able
to handle then from 500 to 700 cars a day,
but now, on account of the famine, they
cannot average more than 400 daily, when
the demand is as great as it was seven
JEFFERSON CiTT, Mo., Dec. 7. The su
preme court tod ly, in an opinion by Judge
Sherwood, decided au important railroad
question. It was the case of Thomas
against the Missouri Pacific, and was to
the effect that it is a constitutional and
legal duty of all railroads to receive and
transport each other's p.isseners, tonnage
and cars. Unbroken cars must be ac
cepted, no matter what the variation in
coupling arrangements. This is believed
to be the first decision iu which such
action by the railroads has been considered
mandatory upon them. It was also de
cided by the court, that a road cannot
plead danger to employes because of varia
tions in couplings, us all employig, by
reason of their employment, assume all
perils incident to the proper performance
of their duties.
THE SAGE DYNAMITER.
San FnvNCisco, Dec. 7. William D.
Soulhw-orth, who is helieved in New York
to be the bomb thrower, is well known
here, but Ch.ef of Police Crowley said that
he hardly believed Southworth to be the
man who threw the bomb. He was not as
violent while hero as some other Anarch
istic auitators, although ho was acquaint
ed with them. "The art of that man in
New York," said the chief, "appears to
me to be more like tho work of Anarchist
Wiessman, who was formerly of this city.
He is rabid Anarchi-t and has always
E reached the use of dynamite. He has
een in New York for some time engaged
on an Anarchis'ic paper known as tho
Detectivas who know both Southworth
and Weissman expressed themselves to
tho sune effect, i'ney believed that it
wnitl i t'O shown that Weissman was the
culprit, for the act was exactly iu his Iine - t
of operations and st lo of work. Some
half do.en friends of Southworth were in
tervieweo. but expressed themselves to the
effect that he was not capable of commtt
tlim such a crime.
New York. Dec 7 Four oersons today
expres eil tue opinion (hat the "head of the
dead bomb thrower who perished in his
attempt to blow uo Rus-ell Snge last Fri
day is that of "Professor Denton," a mys
terious crank who aa long been known in
Brooklyn and this city. The identifica
tion, however, is not complete. The police
are uo nearer a solu'ionof the mvstery
which surrounds the identity of Russell
SigeV wouhl-be aisasain tuau they ere
three da a ago.
SAUCE FOR THE GEESE.
EitrORlA. Kan., Dec 7. About
weeks go the Woman's Christian
perauce Uuion of
Mndison, Greenwood j
ArtMlt t V- .i iflii.l ltat H lM tncu
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nf f f i
Uelmorie, who had been fauna uuiity ot '"P"" ' "", w"" , , . .
sellum intoxicating liquors., demolished j charge was due to an accident which hap
t he plate gla-s window.-, and ooured tue nl0 hte, '?- ba,"na. Joaes of
...i.:.r. . an... . - ..,- ri.-t. the Order of Ii nlwav Louducors aud Mr.
nt with nmmon. and. their friends
are circuUtm. for nre:-entntion to the
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governor, a uetuion h original s any of
tne steps taceu ly the cra-aer ot jjn
throu. Mo Th prti;ko calls tue govern
or's tttlcmiun to the fact tlnt he issued a
ptntoit to Delmone, with instructions io
nil lu tne uae soon as nteirc? Iiw
imi nnuiflRHm! iu order that ihe nris-r
lnigbt not In compelled to lie in j til, and ; if.taing w fihi Billy Myer, the Stfratwr
Uai s soon jt m w .sparduue! hie return- j cyclne. Ctrr-dli- ander-iood to be in
ed t his oil bflsjue . nn& cui.U.med to j poor H-alh. Fnisiranions two dy; ao
sell lienor until s-,oppd by the cru-dars. ws offeivi $5.MJ iy theOewdeoiAlctobfer
Iu the tatter part of the preamble the peti-1 aovntch with ihe winner of the GressUos
tiotiers say: i LrtBfcnctt battle, wMcu vrill come oil this
" Where--, tbft-e rood women are threat- , month. It U understood that th- Olympic
enetl with prosecution: now, therefore, we s clnb of New Orleans offered 7.K for the
pray your excellency to Lssue a few dozen ! same baitle, and that X JUstniinotts ac-
pnrdous in blank and forward them to tne J cepicd.
president of the WooinoN Christian Tem-.,,,.,. . . t
perance Union at ll -Isoo, Kan , with in- j Pimples, blackheads red. rough and oQr
sirucauns too fill in the names, so that a I skin prevented by CuncCKA. toOiP.
lady so prosecuted may not be compelled
to serve out a jail sentence and pay a large
fine and costs for destroying the business
of the destroyer of her hushand and home;
and this your petitioners will ever pray."
THE CHEYENE-ARAPAHOE CLAIMS
KANSAS Crrr. Dec. 7. The Cheyenne
and Arapahoe chiefs who visited Washing
ton to consult with the secretary of the in
terior aud the commissioner of Indian af
fairs regarding the payment of the remain
ing $250,000 due the Cheyennes and Arapa
hoes from the sale of surplus lands, passed
throush the city last night, on their way
to Oklahoma territory. The lands were
originally sold for $1,500,000, of which $1,
000.000 was deposited to the credit of the
Indians, the 5 per cent, interest which it
drew to be paid according to the proyis
sions of the treaty. Half of the remaining
$500,000 was paid in cash, but the govern
ment desires to pay the remaining 250,000
in farm implements, etc To this the In
dians strenuously object, claiming they
have plenty of tools with which to till the
the laud for years to come, as they hold
their laud in common, the area represent
ing 160 acres to each man, woman aud
child in the two tribes, which number
about 3.300. , .
The delegation which went to Washing
ton to protest against the payment of the
claim in farm implements was composed
of Cloud Chief, the bead chief of the
Cheyennes; Little Chief. Little Bear, and
Wolf Rope, from the Cheyennes; Left
Hand, the head chief of the Arapahoes;
Black Wolf. Scabby Bull, Black Covote
aud R-iw of Lodges, from the Arapahoes.
Left Hand was accompanied by his wife.
Leonard Tyler went as interpreter. Inter
preter Tyler stated that the chiefs had
seen Secretary Noble and held a consulta
tion with him Cloud Chief and Left
Hand did most of talking, though all the
chiefs had something to say. Secretary
Noble told them that he would lay the
matter before the president and inform
them of tho latter's decision as soon as
rendered. He expressed himself individu
ally in favor of paying the $250,000 in cash,
instead of farm implements, and the chiefs
believe this will be done.
RALSTON THE KIDNAPER.
ST- LOUIS, Dec. 7. Eugene Ralston,
notorious because of his connection with
the kidnaping of "Junior" Beals, the
2-year-old child of Banker D. T. Beals of
Kansas City on Thanksgiving Day, is in
St. Louis, but his exact stopping place is
yet unknown. Ralston arrived in St.
Louis on Friday, via the Wabash road.
On the same train was William Knox, a
traveling man, who had been at Kansas
City for several days. At O'Fallon. Mo.,
the passengers took breekfast at a hotel.
Most of them registered, and Knox noticed
the uaine "Eugene Ralston" written in a
legible but peculiar hand. He thought
nothing of the matter at the time, but
afterwards chanced to look at a Kansas
City newspaper which had an account of
the kidnapiug and a facsimile of Ra'ston's
signature. The signature at O'Fallon
hotel is exactly the same as the one given
in the paper. After reaching St. Louis
Knox lost all trace of Ralston, but the
latter has since been traced to several
cheap hotels and low dens on the levee.
At the St. Clair hotel, at Third and
.Market streets, Rnlstou's signature was
found, ho having registered there on Sat
urday evening. He went out, saying that
he would be back in a few hours; but tho
man did not return and the search here
came to an end.
Paris, Tex., Dec. 7. The law passed at
the last session of the Choctaw council in
reference to the non-citizen negroes is said
to be very obnoxious to the United States,
and many prominent men in the uation
regard it as an utiwiso move for tho Choc
taw people. It places them in an unfavor
able light before the United States author
ities, and at the same time the law can
hardly benefit the nation in the way that
it was intended. If the United States
does not approve of a law passed by any
tribe of lndiaus affect. ng non-citizens it
is an almost useless law, as the Indian
authorities havo no jurisdiction over a
non-citizen, so far as enforcing a law
against him is concerned, except through
the United States. It is thought by some
that an effort will 1 made at this session
of the council to repeal the objectionable
measure. This law will do the nation
more harm than good.
Washington, Dec. 7. Pensions have
been allowed to the following:
Mark Flvnn, Isaac Welb, William &
Angell, El ward Munk, Sohn G. McAllis
ter, Jacob Lemmons, Nathaniel C Parker,
Granville G. Gillapsie, OtvilleB. Moulton,
John Stuckney, jr., John Bray, John
Fuller, William Witten, James ii. Rick
man, Warner Parkhnrst, D.iuiel Brnner,
John D. Matter, Harris S Parsoss, Fred
erick W. Mauck, Asa Hockett. John G.
Divis, Newton Cromwell, bomtners a.,
Abraham Webb, Abner Rogers, George
W. Alderpon, Isaac McCune, Greenberry
Murdock, Timothy W. Hong, William C.
Coates, Cynthia Gardner, Sarah E. Sham
blin, Susan Welch, the minor children of
Wesley C. Dewey aud Joseph Abbott.
Joseph W. Gibson, Andrew J. Miller
and Rhoda S. Pisher.
Richard B. Morton and William H.
San Francisco. Dec. 7. The foreigners
reliel committeo of Yokohoma has issued
an appeal to the people of the United
States on behalf of the sufferers by the
eirthquake which occurred in Japan on
October 23. The appeal is signed by Ad
miral Belkuap, commaudet of the Astat
ic squad ron, anil the United States
consular officers at Tokio aud Yol:ohoma
Regarding the calamity. Admiral Belkuap
says that the misery and devastation are
worse than at first supposed. The total
number of persons reft homek-sswill reach
half a million. Every means of livelihood
litis been taken away and the coming win
ter will aggravate the distress.
A FRENCH CRANK.
CHICAGO, Dec.7 Joan Allioli, a wealthy
Freueiiinan, whose mysterious disappear
ance the Paris journals have beeu printing
columns about, was found today In Chica
'o. He is workins as a model maker in
- 4 he-staff shops of a piaster decorative com-
p.iny at the world's fairgrounds, at three
dollirs per day, wuile hia family lives iu
elegant style in Pans Allioli. who was
one oLthe best known building contractors
iu Pari-, says, that he had 'o leave to pre
serve his menUl health. Through a mis
calculation by .in architect lie failed. He
then -decided to come to America and be
uin anew He co lid have all the money
he wanted by appealing to his rich rela
tives, but he did not want to do this.
Kansas City, Drc. 7 A committee of
the Kansas City. Fort Scott aud Memphis
trainmen is iu the city again to adjust an
other grievance among the employes. One
of the meruhers or the former commiwe-
was W. T. Elliott, a braenian on that
lme- A-'ter uis return to spnuuem. .uo.,
h was iliachnrged, and the claim of the
employes is mat it was n-cunse nw
cunueutivu nnu bue tumai'wii xire
.-....n 1S " l.ian'lfS t four ffA ?cl
Hebte of the Broihermw! of Railway
Trainmen will nr-utrate he matter and I
expect to have Elliott reinstated.
San Francisco Dm. 7 Tne champion
Hifciiiiauetek , Bub Fltz.-d miaows, ha. Wtt
for Nw OrU-ans to a-cst his DnrUMrr
l.srlrtweiilu JinitnT CarntlL who it mht ia
TRiPLE ALLIANCE TREATIES
YlEfNA, Dec. 7. Tho treaties of com
merce negotiated recently between Ger
many, Austria. Hungary and Italy were
made public today in the unterhaus by
the minister of commerce. The reading of
the treaties was greeted with great cheer
ing. If the treaties are ratified by the
three couurries, they will have treat poli
cal significance, as they will bring about
a closer aud more enduring commercial
union between the countries and solidify
the triple alliance.
A DISASTROUS WRECK.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec 7. A terrible
wreck, disastrous in its effects both upon
life und property, occurred 1 ere on the
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis this
afternoon. A construction tram with
thirty eight men in the caboose was back
ing into this place, when it collided with a
special freight train. The caboose was
smashed into splinters and four of the
workmen were killed outright. They
were Patrick Lavan, Albert Miller, Matt
McXamara and an unknown mau. Of the
other thirty-four occupants of the caboose,
twenty were seriously injured, and. it is
feared, some of them fatally. Fifteen
freight cars were piled in a heap and traffic
is still suspended.
New York, Dec. 7. Loppy, the wife
murderer, w is executed today. The sig
nal announcing that all was over was run
up on the flag staff. It was preceded by
the buzzing sound indicating that the
dynamos had been set to work. How
Loppy died will not be known uutil the
witnesses come out.
All who witnessed the excution refused
to give any details of the affair. Dr. Ward
or Albany; one of the witnesses, said: "I,
as well as the other witnesses, am pledged
to maintain the strictest secrecy in regard
to the execution. I will say. however.
that, in my opinion, it was a success. I
do not believe that Loppy felt any pain."
The body of Lopoy was buried in the
prison cemetery this afternoon.
A CHANNEL STORM.
LONDON', Dec. 7. A terrible storm is
raging along the French coast. The her
ring smacks at Fi.ild Camp are in great
danger. One has foundered and the crew
af twenty-four persons drowned. The
channel steamer "Victor struck a pier at
the entrance to the harbor of Calais to
night and was obliged to put out to sea.
She is now showing signals of distress and
is supposed to havo been badly damaged.
Assistance has gone out to her. Bockets
were being sent up tonight from a. vessel
in the Mersey. Assistance has been sent
to her also. A barge has gone down at the
mouth of the Thames and the crew per
FRANKLIN, Pa., Dec. 7. Charles Thomp
son ol St. Paul bought the trotting stal
lion Tempter, son of St. Blaize, out of
Nora Temple, 2:27,, today, for 512,000.
CniCAGO, Dec. 7. Winners at Garfield
park totlay: Eugenie, Antoinette, Buby
Payne, Hansel le. Winslow.
New York, Dec. 7. Guttenburg win
ners todav: Lillie K, Spendolin, Little
Fred, Toano, Triugle, Once Again.
KANSAS CiTT, Dec. 7. Martin L. Sar
geut, traffic manager of the Fort Scott and
Memphis road, died at his Dome iu th s
city this morning from acute stonuch
troublf, from which he had suffered lor
some time. Mr. Sargent was well known
iu railroad circles, having occupied his po
sition on the Memphis ten years. He also
held responsible positions on the Santa .Fa
and Union Pacific roads for many years.
Pierre, S. D., Dec, 7. All the officials
implicated iu the Cheyenne frauds are re
ported to be suspended Tho agency is iu
charge of Special Inspector Sessney.
Some of the Indians are suffering for food.
OMAHA, Dec. 7. The coal firm of J. J.
Johnson & Co. has gone to tho wall and
its property is in the hands of the sheriff.
Attachments were sworn out today for
THE GRAVES CASE.
DENVER, Dec. 7. The Barnaby-Grnves
case was adjourned till Tuesday owing to
Judge Kisiug's illness.
A TERRIBLE COLLISION.
Calcutta, Dec. 7. In a collision near
Moaltou between two mail trains, thirty
four people havo beeu killed.
yields to BEECHAM'S
One "Woman's Redtlmo Hours.
,A lovely woman who was talking with
a friend one day about tho enjoyments,
disappointments and heartaches of child
hood, said: "The sufferings I endured
when a child were more acute than any
I have known in later years, and the
pleasantest remembrances I havo of
those far away times are of the bedtime
hours, when my mother sat by our beds
in that low roofed chamber and taught
us the songs she sung as a child, told
stories, some of which were of her child
hood, while others were conjured up in ,
her own head. Some of the sweetest
hymns and sacred stories I learned then,
and there ever comes to mo when I close
my eyes a faint pictnre of my devoted
mother sitting there in the twilight. I
think the only reason that tho darkness
had no terrors for me was that it nearly
always came while she was with us. The .
sound of her voice dispelled all fear; it ,
was associated with tenderest words,
sweetest lnllabys, softest good nights."
Anna P. Payne in New England Home
stead. Art !n Telling Lies.
Telling the truth 13 an art, but not
nearly so difficult an art as telling lies, j
It is within reach of any man's power, i
if he will take time and pains, to relate J
the thing that is. It takes a man of lin- 1
agination and strong memory to bring j
forth the thing that is not Besides, tha J
liar cannot carry his lie all over the
world and back to the creation; at some
point or other he must piece it on to the
universal truth, and to do that neatly ho
must bo a good workman, bst this is
only part of the greater question as to
vice and virtue generally. Virtue is for
all who love it; in order to become an
accomplished villain a man must have
natural aputnde, careful training and
immense power? of application, and at
any time tbe villian raay be mined, as a
villain, by the TiBxpctd coming to
life of conscience. All the Year Hound.
Silver Dollar 675 31He ITlch.
The treasury counts it3 silver ay
weighing it, which is part of wisdom, iu
view of the fct toat a man, counting at
the rate of 200 dollar pieces per minute
steadily for ei?ht hours per day, Son
days incJndfd, wocld be &ep5 busy for
considerably over eleven years.
Piled one npon the other, the 400,000,
000 in the treaory wonkl attain a
btogh: of 675 imic&, xa& pi&eed side by
skis ibey would csrpet n room SO feet
wWte and aeartr 54 aia long. David
A. Weils in Ht-t Wrklv.
Thn Utayrt alefe. -re jprre her CoCarU.
trhex. as t s OMM. be crind t cr Csftoria.
tfb-a the b3U 3&, ba otcr to Quxorts.
Vbea he had CHdres.tis8SiT5 fesa CiHort.
By helping TJs to advertise you help Yourself to save
If you need any Clothing don't you think it worth
your while to try
HERMAN & HESS
THEY ABE STRICTLY ONE PRICE TO ALL AJSD
PERMIT XO DECEPTION. THEIR NUM
BER FORGET IT NOT.
406 E Doudas.
IT. S. DENNIS,
THE OLD RELIABLE
le ready on short notice to clean Trivy Vaults and Cesspools, also to remove from the city
dead hortcs and cattle, dead bops and ilr. sheep and uoats, or anything that will make a
f tench. All work guaranteed to fjhef-atis-factioii. I'ertuna wanting this kind of work can
drop a card in fccaA enper I ox J. 1.. Cor. C eiitral avenue aud ilaln M.; J. E. Cor. Douglas and
Main, or call at residence 23 T. Waco Avca au.
IT IS MO USE
To argue the question.
In tlio City, and to prove this assertion, wc cordially Invito yon to our Grand
Opening-, Saturday .Aiteruoon and Evening-, Dec. 5th.
WICHITA BOOK CO. W. H, H. TROUPE, Manager.
IIS East Douglas avenue.
It is dangerous as well as wicked to do
wrong in the presence of children. An
observant little boy was in a street car
the other clay, an,d followed every move
ment of the conductor with the greatest
A very stoat woman boarded tho car
and sat down nest to the small boy. She
took a ticket out of her purse, but when
the conductor caino along he somehow
failed to notice her. Ho passed and re
passed her several times, and finally,
with a nervous glance around, she re
placed the ticket in her purse.
This was too much for tho small boy,
who had all the while kept his eye on
her, and the next timo tho conductor
came along ho exclaimed:
"You didn't get her money, mister. I
don't Eee how you missed her. She's the
fattest lady in the car. Anybody could
This complimentary allusion to the
woman's weight caused a blush to play
over her broad face, and she quickly
produced a ticket, while all tho other
passengers smiled. Pittsburg Dispatch.
November In American History.
A most notable November in our his
tory was that 0110 in 1763, tho first day
of which was observed throughout tho
thirteen colonies a3 a period of mourn
ing, on account of tho going into
effect of the hated stamp act. It in
creased tho burden of taxation upon
those who had no voice in their own gov
ernment and aroused them to such a
sense of injustice that ten years later they
rebelled and the war of tho Revolution
was begun. On the first day of Novem
ber, therefore, tho church bells were bol
emnly tolled, flags floated at half mast
and business was everywhere sus
pended. All over tho land such men as
Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, James
Otis and John Adams addressed patriotic
speeches to throngs of their country
men and fired their hearts with thoughts
of a glorious independence. Kirk Mon
roe in Harper's Young People.
A Salt Mude of ItaUklns.
A thrifty Welshman at one timo ex
hibited himself publicly in England at
tired in a costume composed from top to
toe of ratskins, which he had spent three
years and a half in collecting. The dress
was made entirely by himself. It con
sisted of hat, neckerchief, coat, waist
coat, trousers, tippet, gaiters and shoes.
The number of rata required to complete
the suit was 070. Most cunona of tha
garments was the Uppet, composed en
tirely of rats' tails. At one time a botch
of several thonaand ratskins was im
ported from France into England for
manufacturing purposes, but they wer
found too small and too fine in texture
to bo useful. Washington Star.
What Tni Jat!r flld.
"Whatf exclaimed a Texiw Jontice to
colored culprit, "haro 700 the adaoJtT to
Bay yon do not recognize this pocketbookr
MBot it mt toaad ia yoar p&wefl(m.f1
"In my "shsJt did yer y, JwdKa?"
"In yonr pomwman. Tt pocketbook
was fonod in yoar pocket. ..-."
"Jedge, you bwt done toie two eiorW
ftbont dat ar. Fai yar id Wt m foaa
In my posw4in, and dea jt Towed hit
was foan in ray poefcei. litke dem yarni
can't bime. Ef dejedsrea on de xnsn
can't tell de t, bit 00 rolerJat a
poor, miserable nlzzzh like aae am led
TJe junto drew a hms brmth. and see
more prododng the pwrkKi0k aaid:
Yoc deaj-d thmi 700 hud evr
leen ibis pek;boa- 1 ak yo acaij;
If you ever mw to pfctbook haten"
"Way. rf eoerw. Ha am de uo one
yon thovr4 me a sjiaatc ao. Yer roat
be kwiaz yr nris4. Je$S5.M
Hcsiaadcd U jwl vttcoot bailJ Txa?
Friend Wby io roc gat married J
toon af vet tfa &ih of veer bsarbexui?
Widow Jfy dsir, if tJasr was any
os" thing that zay poor dead zsA roo
hesbaad iaatstfti spaa, in season a&d
cat, it wxs that I shoald' never pwt C3
tQl tomorrow -srhat I cocld do today.
lTw "Vorlr Wcrf&lc
The Seller of a good Ar
ticle receives as much bene
fit as the purchaser.
One of Our All Wool
Black Worsted Suits in Sack
or Frock at $12.00 is a good
article, in fact the best of
its kind ever brought to
Those who have bought
them are well pleased.
rlhere is no better adver
tisement than a well pleased
All of Our customer's are
Our Advertisers becauso
they are always well pleased
We have the Finest Line of
Street Car Etiquette.
A good deal of ink and paper, and mor
ot the gray matter of the bruin of the aver
age writer, are exhausted in paragraphing
the doings of women in street cars. Some
body whose breakfast has disagreed with
him declares that the average woman wilt
stare a man out of countenance, and when
he can't endure it any longer and gives her
his&eat, bhe drops into it lika a epoonfu
of mush, without even co much its a
"Thank jou." That there are case of Igno
rance and rudeness is very true, but that
wotnenliave much more to complain of nj
regards street car manners tbau men ir
quite true. It is scarcely agreeable to any
f-ensitive woman to stand in a car aud lt .
perfectly aware thnt all of the men art
watching her out o the corners of their
eyes, wondering and speculating as to
which of their fellow traveler is going to,
rise und offer her a beat. Then the car
gives a lurch, and as in many cases nhi
can't reach the strap, alio plunges, and ii
possibly thrown against some of the pan
sengers, rccoreiint: herself with some dif
ficulty and no particular grace to speak ot,
A worann rarely looks br beht whllo be
ing bounced abont by the curves and
starting and stopping? of the car, and
she is quite likely to be aware of that
fact. Suuio men have n fashion of bury
ing their noses in tbelr papers until
they reach the end of their Journey. Then
all of .1 Midden, with a bort of deprecatory
start and exclamation, they spring from
their seats and beg her to sit down. Asa
matter of course she thinks, unless she ii
used to it, that the man intends to be po
lite, but she in't mode very comfortable
by the titter that runs through tho car
when, after thanking Lirn, she discovers
he has reached his journey's end, and in
possibly alreody on the platform. This ,U
an oid and transparent trick.
If a man leaves his &eat nt the end ot his
journey, he has no right as a gentleman lo
demand by his manner a "Thank you"
from any one. Ho should lcavo the car
and ny nothing. Ilaving enjoyed hU ride
in silence, the least he can do Is to keep
that silence nubroken until he U out of tha
way. New York Ledger.
It is now suggested that many dwell
ing house fnes caused by lamp explo
sions mightbe averted by kcepingeome of
tho ornamental vases in the rooms filled
with sand, so that it would be always at
hand and ready for nae in case of need.
Both the method and results when
Brrup of Fig3 b taken; ft is pleawtnt
and refreshing to the tate, and acta
fcntlr yet promptijr on tb Kidaeyr,
iver and Bowels, clears tie sys
tem eOactuaJlj, dispell cold, 2tead
zchte and fevers awl mr habitBaJ
conitiipalion. Syrup of Fts i thfl
only reroetly of its ki vf pro
decod, pieseiag to Uw UuHh iukI a.
ceptaUe to tfee Hostmch, proamt in
iU action and truly bcuefiewl in iu
effect, prepared oJv fxoat tJw imt
healthy aad agrecabi mbetsjxxa, lu
jssar exceueni qoaiiuea joobmhoou u
to a'H aad fore made it tho rnoit
popular rewedy koomi.
syrup of Figs for kJo ia 60s
cad $1 boufes hr ail Jeadla-? drsg
pgU. Aar rsfmlA draggfe &
may not have h on itaMJvriR pro
cure it prompUy for ar oun wfc
wbhps to try it- Bo atx. aoejt axr
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