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VOL. XIX, NO. 81.
WICHITA, KANSAS. SUN DAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 189a
WHOLE NO. 2455.
9 CENT SALE STILL GOING ON.
Still making hay while the sun shinefa. Underbuying enables
1m to undersell all kinds of competition. Spot cash during these
depressing times makes the mare go. No wonder you see so many
real bargains at our Great Store.
Great Slaughter sale of Fine Goods.
$3.00 Russia Calf Oxfords, sizes 1 to
4, now 1.40.
2.00 white kid trimmed oxfords now
3 50 Ian oxfords now 1.99.
4.00 tan oxfords, pat. tip, now 2.29.
2..0 tan oxfords, pat. tip, now 1.89.
2.00 pat. leather oxfords now 1.67.
3.00 plain black dongola, cloth top,
7.00 men's fine cordovans, 2 styles,
6.00 men's dongola, 2 styles, now 3.99.
5.00 men's calf, 2 styles, now 3.49.
5.00 men's kangaioo, 2 styles, now 3.49
4.50 men's kangaroo, 2 style, now 3.19
4.00 men's kangaroo, styles, now 2.99
3.50 men's kangaroo, 2 styles, now 2.67
3.00 men's kangaioo, 2 styles, now 1.99
Above in kangaroo for calf; also many
Ladies' Fine Shoes.
6.00 ladies fine dongola now 3.49.
5.00 ladies fine dongola now 3.29.
4.50 ladies lino dongola now y.19.
4.00 ladies fine dongola now 2.99.
3.50 ladies fine dongola now 2.67.
3.00 ladies fine dongola now 2.14.
3.00 with or without; pat tip now 1.99.
Also many lower grades.
Children's and misses' red and black
oxfords now for a song.
1 00 red oxfords, sizes 1 to 5, childs,
1.25 red oxfords, sizes 5 to 8, childs.
1.00 red oxfoids, sizes 5 to 8, childs,
1.00 icd oxfords, sizes 9 to 12. misses,
1.50 red oxfords, sizes 9 to 12, misses,
' 1.25red oxfords, sizes 12 to 2, misses,
1.25 black oxfords, sizes 5 to 8, cliilds,
1.25 black oxfords, sizes 9 to 12, misses
1.50 black oxfords, sizes 9 to 12,misses
1.50 black oxfords, sizes 12 to 2, misses
Mail orders filled same day
I have 50 acres of VatermelIons for
Uale by the wagon or car load at Hays
ville, 10 miles south on the Rock Island
Road. Call or addiess
W. II. BAKER,
Care Ross Bros. Wichita, 'Kans.
That Yon Can Get a Bettor
Tor Less Price and Reliable
The Popular Music Dealers.
Mason & Hamlin,
Decker, Mathoshek cfc Son,
Henning, Roger Bsos, Mohlon.
The above is a list of our line
celebrated and well known Pi
anos we are soiling at Bock Bot
Organs, Sewing Machines and
Bicycles never were as cheap as
now. We sell the famous Impe
Don't forget our number
stored :suihU. weak orpins ueveioped. Sexual ifcs
diseases of women and rcctnlJrouNc. nitcoliuclv
cured with safe. p.ilnles home in-vmrr
xiceirical vuaiijcr. T" k u." m:it YVOis K
JEU. Send 10 cents for scaled book on tli neu appli
cation of ciecf rlc'iy In curiae prl ae dUcaes.
lloTit'n KlrctrlraX MccHcu-Vltnllxt-r Co..
Jjoctuox527. t Western uifice) WChliu. H.:iu.
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p. Stricture ami Gleet nirott. Mar. ,t ..
WICHITA COIIEIICIAL COLLEGE
Offers its patrons advantages nnsunuu-l by
hiiv other institution iu tiie west. 'Ihrw
courses of tttulj. lz'- Commercial Normal
rcnnmiisliip. s-horthttml ami Imperilling.
Opeti'. Sept. J. JJWJ. Second ttoor . 31. C. -A.
IJuiltlimr. .Tueuty-fivcfull -choIar-mp havo
been is-ued at a discount of -J per cent oa SjO,
it irJ;en beior Am?. 25- , . . , ,
"Write for Coinmerrial Journal, givmj: nil
particulars. K. H- "OtslNfc. i'rin..
j- Wiebda, Kan
150-152 NOBTH MAIN STEEET.
1.75 black oxfords, sizen 12 to 2, misses
1.75 tan oxfords, sizes 12 to 2, misses,
1.25 black pat. leather, with straps,
5 to S, cliilds, now 89c.
1 50 black pat. leather, with strap3, 9
to 11, misses, now 99c.
1.75 black pat leather, with straps, 12
to 2, misses, now 1.19.
Every pair is worth what we say and
to be sold this week at advertised prices,
you will find at our store just exactly
what we say in news papers.
Spot Cash Does This,
25c celeiy glass 9c.
25c tiuit stands, 2 styles, 10c.
35c glass pitcher, water, lie.
20c glass cream pitcher, 9c.
15c glass nappies 9c.
15c pickles disli 9c.
25c butler dish, 2 styles, 9c.
25c syiup stand 9c.
5c tumblers 3c.
Mason's quart fruit jars 6c.
Mason's half gallon fruit jars S3o duz.
Tin top jelly glasses 29c dozeu.
1.00 raw-hide buggy whips 49c.
75c buggy whips 31c.
50o buggy whips 19c.
25c buggy whips 9c.
Sweat pads 24c.
75c lap dusters 53c.
75c leather biidlc 59c.
35c hitching strap 20c.
25c web halters 15c.
8.00 single buggy harness 5.49
Great clean up sale of all Summe1"
Fabrics; light weight wool goods.
2.00 Dress gingham patterns 1.24.
See window children's white dresses.
See window mull and silk hat 49c.
See window 50c neckwear 25c.
Great sale of colored hosiery.
Gieat sale of ladies muslin underwear.
New lot tinware to arrive this week.
We place on sale 100 elegant
Silk Umbiellas, bone, oxydiz
ed and natural handles; great
value at $2.00. Wo bought
them under the price. They
will go now at
150-152 N. Main St.
Come to the Feast
Lay iii Your "Wants Row.
Greatest Bargains on earth
here now. 825,000 worth
of goods now on sale at
prices that would make the
manufacturers and jobbers
prices pale into insignifi
cance. No such values ev
er known before on all
goods, Some not badly
damaged joing for a song.
Now is your time, come
with the rush, vou will find
at our store most anything
general' kept in a first
class book and stationery
149 jST. Main Street.
THE FAIR ATTENDANCE.
CHICAGO, Aug. 10 Th attendance at
the f.iir ttday wa- 103.10S. the largest of
any single day with the exception of July
4 The puid admission-, were ltVi.OSO The
total paid admissions for the week were
A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION.
Br.ItI.IK, Aus;. 19. The KaNer-Siuhl coal
pit. at Di-rtmuud tn estphalia whs today
the scene of a terrible minim: accident An
explosion of firedamp occurred in the pit,
killing fifty prrsou- and injuring many
others Great excitement piev.nK Detail-,
oi the nll.iir are not yet at hand.
Evcrrthias that is clca?b?, purifying, ad beaa-tiJjm-;
for ifce i.in, fealp. awl hair
vi iniam inu till wren tfie Cm
era ItEjthDis? -otil do. They
fpeedlly eure tchinr and banana
ecjeniai, clr :if. ihe alp of icaiv
humor, purify the blood, and re
Horethehair. Thcvan. alnlT? .!
pure, aecabic, ad ucf aillac. told everv-u ccro.
THE DISCUSSION OF TIIE WILSON
McCreary of Kentucky and Catcli
. ings of Mississippi Champion
the President's Policy.
Congressman Curtis of Kansa3 Advocates
Eepeal, While Broderick of the
Same State Opposes it
The Silver Senators to Secure a Test Vote
by Offering a Pree Coinage Amendment
to the Bank Circulation Bill The
Terms of the Contract With
the North American Com
The Strip Town
"Washikgtox, Aug. 19. Tho session of
the house todny was not marked by any
animated debate, but it was significant in
showing the inroads niudu iu the ranks of
the free-coinage men. Mr. McCreary of
Kentucky, a member of the recent mone
tary conference, aud Mr. Catchings, a
member of the committee on rule, both
took the floor in support of the uncondi
tional repeal of the Sherman act. Mr.
Livingston of Georgia made a character
istic speech, in support of free coinage and
against unconditional repeal.
In opening the day's discussion Mr. Mc
Creary said that he had voted agninst the
Sherman law. The act had been a failure
aud was a colossal cure. The purchasing
clause should be repealed immediately and
unconditionally, lie was a friend ot free
coinage, but free coinage was not practica
ble without an international agreement.
With the Sherman act out of the way, in
ternational free coinage would become
possible, and would probably follov. He
expressed regret thai the question of the
ratio between gold and silver had been in
jected into tho discussion. He had no
sympathy with those who desired to
change the ratio from 10 to 1 to 20 to 1. To
change the ratio would us to strike down
and destroy every prospect of an interna
tional agreement, and to discredit every
dollar in silver in tht United States.
Mr. Catchings of Mississippi s.iid that
he wouVl vote tor the unconditional repeal
of the purchasing clause of the Sherman
act, and would vote against any proposi
tion to secure free coinage of silver in the
country at this time at any ratio that
could be suggested. He had come to this
determination afier caretul consideration
aud careful study of the Chicago plat
form. That platform nowhere demanded
the free coinage ot .silver at thjs time. He
was iu favor of the repeal of "the purchas
ing clause of the Sherman act, because it
would tend to restore confidence and un
lock money that had been hoarded up. He
contended that it was absolutely impossi
ble for this country, single-handed, to
drag down the pi ice ot gold or to enhance
the price of silver.
Mr. Livingston of Georgia denied that
the puich.ising clause was responsible for
the financial tiouble. A few years ago
the farmera had come to congress, asking
for relief, and they were greeted as calam
ity howlers. He had then predicted to the
piesent governor of New York that within
two years the calamity howleis would
come from another quarter. Who were
now howling for ielief the farmer.-.?
They had ceased to be squeezed because
there was nothing more to be squeezed
from them. The howl now camefiom tho
hanks. It was now proposed, bj' plwciiig
the United Stats on a single gold standard,
to put this country in the hands of a re
ceiver and turn it over to England.
The house then took a recess till 8
After the recess, to a crowded gallery,
but. to a small floor, Mr. Curtis of Kansas
spoke in supportof the Wilson bill, but in
a conservative manner. He did uot agree
with the statement often made that the
act of 1S73 was passed under a mi-appre
hension or by a trick. He believed mat
every man who voted for or against it
knew what he was doing. The peopled
would never he satisfied witn free silver at
li to 1, or with a single gold staudard.
Should not congress provide for free coin
ace at a mtio that would elimiuate the fiat
dollar? He favored 20 to 1 and would then
create a commission with authority to
change the ratio if it were found too large
or too small. Then let the secretary of
the treasury be authorized to coin
the bullion iu the treasury. The
objection to tho pending measure
was that it made no provision
for the coiuase of this bullion. Tho house
should pass an act that would not destroy
industries, but one that would cause
farmers nnd laborers to rejjiee; that
would convince the people that there was
no fight between capital aud labor, but
that labor and caj ital were friends, and
would always be; that would convince tho
peonle of the eas; that the south and west
were not pitted against them, but that
thiswn-. one great country.
M- Brode lick of Kansas poko in favor
of bimetallism. It was said that the
adoptiou of the double staudard by the
country would not be favored by Euro
pean countries. Many things had been
done in the United States not in harmony
w ith the vieWa of the nations of the old
world. Ttio masses of tho peonle outriit
to have a voice m living tiie tiuaucial pel- j
lev, and tue uuue ouues sntHuti not oe
coeiced in this question by auy other na
tion. Mr. Clark Jof Missouri addressed the
house iu favor of the free coinage of silver,
anil spoke, as he sunl, as a pi.uti, blunt
man. To demonetize or not to demonetize
silver was the question that cutifrontcd
consress. There was no sense in whipping
the devil arouud the stump. fLaugnter.J
Tiie issue was squarely joined Tnere
could be no fence riding iu this con
troversy. Laughter "He that i ui
with u-. is .urainst u." Ltuhter. T-i
deiuouetizesiiver was to confiscate one-half
the property of the Uuited csiates. He ex
tolled uie utterance- of both Hamilton
and JcfTerson. He had heard Kepubi can-
drciyitig the utterances of H million.
Were it not for the opinions of Hamilton
the Republican party would not bs worth
a bauble. He had heard Democrat-Minuting
the utttraucea ot Jiffer-on. Were it
not for Jefferson the Democratic pariy
would be ready for the political sleeping
grounds. Apphut-e and laughter.
At the conclusion of Mr. C.ark's speech
the house aujourned.
A LETTER FROM SHERMAN.
Cleveland, O.. Am;, la lion. s. G.
Ilitchie, lUeClevelandcapualia:, has matie
public the following letter from Senator
Sherman ou the money question;
'Senate Chamber, )
"WSMGTOX, Au.;. 10, 1S3S. )
-To Hon. S. G rtttifcir.
"MV DKAB am Yours received ami
read viih pte-tsur..-. 1 believe tuai con
i?nx j RlurciuT itself to nrovidsn. -
J tor our preientU!tXicuUic&; bu:th;- cuu o
be hastpned in a body composed of 450 sen
ators and members. la the meantime
events are relieving us slowly but surely.
The incoming of sold, a large increase of
our paper money, and the confidence in
our ability to maintain the standard of
silver and cold at par with each other, are
relieving the situation. I do not intend
to be in a hurry to express mv opinion on
the best method for relief, for I think it is
belter to move slowly and to say little
until something may be done. It is a
mi-lake to say that cougress is indifferent
in the matter. There is au honest differ
ence of opiuion among the people, and
there is a growing feeling that all that is
needed is an mciease of the currency of
the national banks and the suspension of
further purchases ot silver. The latter I
do not regard as important, except to dis
sipate the fears of capitalists that we are
coming to a single silver standard, which
means the demonetization of gold, a large
contraction of the currency, aud a separa
tion from the standard recognized by all
nations. Very truly yours,
GOT FOOLED AT CHICAGO.
LIBERTY, Mo., Aug. 19. GoveraorStone,
writing to a local paper from Manitou
Springs. Colo., ssiys:
"The Democratic party may got fooled
sometimes, but the party is all right, and
it cannot be used lor undemocratic pur
poses. Iu 16U4 we will dispose of those
Democratic representatives who forget
the interests of their own constituencies,
who forget their campaign pledges, who
foget their platform, who forget they are
Democrats. 1 hope there will not be many
such to deal with, In lfc9G we, the Demo
crats of tho United States, and especially
of the southern and western states
will meet in national conven
tion aud adopt an old-fashioned
states' rights, free trade and free silver
platform, aud upou which we will place
some representative western Democrat,
who will stand, like a man flat-footed upon
every plank of it, aud who will enforce it
iu his administration if he should be
elected, aud he will be elected, too, whether
he receives the votes of the eastern states
or no't. The Democratic party is all right,
Mr. Cleveland should bo treated with re
spectful consideration he is entitled to
tii.it;coii;ress should he treated likewise.Xo
mutter what the president or congress
may do, they cm uot destroy the Demo
cratic party; tho rauk and file will have
au inning pretty soon."
A TREASURY PLAN.
Washington, Aug. 19. Of the many
financial schemes proposed to speedily re
lieve the stringency in money, the one re
garded by the tieasury officials as the
most practicable is the one to authorize
the secretary of the treasury to issue cur
rency against the seigniorage or piofit
upou the coiunfre of silver bullion in the
treasury. Theie are now 1G0, COO, 000 ounces
of silver bought under the act ot 1S90, aud
note- against the seigniorace on that
amount would add nearly fcoO.000,000 to
the circulating medium. A large piopor
tion of tho notes are already printed and
could be put into circulation, it is said,
the daj- after congress authorized the sec
retary to act. .
Washington, Aug. 19. Secretary Mor
ton of the agricultural department, when
asked about tree coinage today, said: "All
advocates of free coitmge say they aie
working in behalf of the poor man. They
say silver is the poor man's money, but
how could the poor man get silver at 1.29
an ounce? How can a mau get a barrel
ilour with less effort when wheat is SO
cents than ho can when it is 40 cents a
bushel? Will dollaw.Vf cheaper when sil
ver bullion is worth."?! 29 an ounce thau
when it is worth only 70 cents?
TO SECURE A TEST VOTE.
Washington, Aug. 19. The Star this
eveuiug says: "The silver senators have
arranged a plan to get a test vote on the
free coinage of silver without imperiling)
the existence of the Sherman law. They
propose to offer as an amendment to the
bill providing for an increase iu national
bank circulation a clause providing for
tho tree coinage of silver at a ratio of 20
to 1. If tho amendment should bu de
feated the Sherman law would still stand.
If adopted their object would be attained,
as they believe that free coiling at 20 to 1
would be adopted by the house."
THE UTAH VIEW.
SALT LAKE, Utah, Aug. 19. The busi
ness men of this city, replying to a circu
lar fiom Boston busiue-s men urging an
indorsement of the lepeal of the Sherman
law, have sent a letter denouncing such
repeal as calculated to demoralize the
business of the entire country, challenging
tho repealers to show that repeal would
restoro confidence, and asking them to
prove them-elves worthy of the name of
American citizens by ce.ising to fight
against silver for the benefit of the shy
locks of Great Britain.
Washington. Aug. 19. Concerning tlia
matter ot fighting the confirmation of'
Myrrn, Senator Martin today and 'ihe
evidence is not all iu J'et. I c-muot tell
what I will do until later. I think, how
ever, that tho appointment of Perry
United btates attorney will be leported
by the committee on Mond-iy and that he
will be confirmed at that time."
THE STRIP TOWNSITES.
Washington, Aug. la-Xme clerks of
the general laud office have been detailed
to survey the townsites in the Cherokee
outlet, and will leave here iu a day or two
for that purpose.
A WARNING TO AGITATORS.
Washington. Aug. 19. Speaking of the
movement, said to have originated in St.
Louis, urging all the unemployed to move
on to Washington, Mr. Ilerman .7. Schul
ties. a prominent member of the local
federation of labor, and a member of the
immigration committee sent to Europe by
the government not long ago, said:
"I knew of this movement some days
aso: In last, Jwa taken ikt3 consultation
regarding the legibility of tiie project. I
d.il uot and do not now approve of the
scheme, and my most earnest endeavors
were expended in the direction of discour
aging it. It w.s oriirinally prop-i-e I to
muster at least GO.OoO if poiible .'.00,00-3
uueiuployed men. and force congresa by
meaus of a tremendous demonsiiaiion to
provide relief for the needy cla--.es. 1 do
no: believe, however, that the Federation
ofL.ibor is at the bottom o tnis move
ment. It is the direct result of the r.giu
tiou of a lo: of cranks, socialists and anar
chists, some of whom are in the city ttd.ty
strenuously endeavoriug to create
It may be added that if auy movement
such as that fore-undowed is attemp.el
on a larce -cale, there i uo city on the
continent where such prompt and vigor
ous mi-ur coutd bs taken to re;re-K
nay anarchical demon-trations. laere
would io uo red tape, no intervention ot
major or governor, irom whom acii-ju
must be ban before the tron;j arm of the
overnmeht couhl interfere. A "move of
auarchis.s on Wasli.airtua would us a
move against the government of the
United States, and thsre are nbumLmt
national forcrs at hand promptly to re
Topeka. Ivrtii., .Vu'. 19. Letters rciv
ed by smie officers, e-pecialiy from popu
hit ceiiiers. ttute that, in compliance with
the rtqucit of Chairman Urridentnni,
calls were procintJy issued for birnctaihc
in.ui meeting, to be held this aftenuxre
aud cVeniusr, and tont the indications were
tliHtthey nosut It- largely attended. In
tome Il-publt&in couutles the scUemt has
lu bu t tvorably icoeived. lTsiit es
pecially true in siuwues county, where
me call wa- IssaeJ by Kepubltcaaa.
THE ALASKA SEAL FISHERY.
LONDON, Aug. 19. Iu the house of com
mons today Mr. Thomas G. Bowles (Con
servative) Hsked the government whether
the award of the Bering sea tribunal of
arbitration imposed upon Great Britain
the obligation to forbid pelagic sealing by
British subjects, at any time whatever,
within a sixty-mile zone arouud the
Pribylov islands. He also desired to
know whether the award of the tribunal for
bade British sealers to use firearms, nets
or explosives in their vocation, and
hether it established a close sejsou to be
observed by pslagic sealers, and put other
restraints upou British sealers, while It
imposed no obligation on the United
States to restrict sealing on land at auy
time. Further, Mr. Bowles said ha desired
to he informed whether the effect of the
award would not be to give a practical
monopoly of the sealing uidtistry to the
Americans and deprive British subjects of
any share in that industry.
Sir Edward Grey, the foreign secretary,
replying, said it was not understood that
the effect of the award would be to give
the Americans a monopoly of the industry.
True, he added, the use of firearms in the
capture of seals had been forbiddeu, a
close season had been established and only
sailing vessels would be allowed to engage
in sealiug. The award, however, imposed
certain obligations upou the Uuited States
as well as upon Great Bntaiu, aud he
could not admit that these obligations
would act to tin prejudice of British in
terests, as Mr. Bowles had suggested bj
Washington, Aug. 19. Representatives
in this city of the North American Com
mercial company, in advance of advices
from the chief officials at San Francisco,
decline to discuss the demand made by
Secretary Carlisle upou the company for the
full amount of the rental, bonus and tax
under the terms of the contract made by
Secretary Wmdom with the company iu
1890 for the privilege of taking seals ou the
Pribvlov islands. The law under which
the contract and lease of 1S90 was executed
was passed in 1870. By its terms the
rental of tho islands was fixed at a
minimum of $50,000, and a tax of $2 was
laid upon each skiu taken by the lessee.
The annual catch was fixed at a max
imum of 100.000, and the secretary was
given authority to change that number,
with accompanying discretion to modity
tho rental as might be deemed proper.
After the contract, of 1890 had beeu ex
ecuted, in which the catch for the year
ended May 1, 1S91, was fixed at 60.000
skins, the secretary of the treasury
directed the company to cease killing
seals after about 20,000 had been taken.
In the settlement of accounts for that
year the company claimed it was equita
Dly entitled to a reduction of the rental iu
proportion to the reduced catch of seals.
In calculating this reduction the annual
catch stipulated iu the law of 1S90, 100,
000, wj s used as a basis, and not the 00,
000 which the contract for that year au
thorized. By this method the amonnt
paid to the treasury ou account of reutal
was one-tifthof 60,000 (which the company
had contracted to pay), and not one-third,
which was the proportion of the number
takeu to the number allowed.
Tho next year the comp my claimed a
reduction not only of the rental, but also
of lax, $2 a head, and of the bonus which
it had agreed to pnyt $7.G2 a head. Be
lying upou tho opiuion rendered by Solici
tor General Tuft and approved by Attor
ney General Miller, to the effect that these
items might be considered as coming
within the general term "rental," the
tieasury department allowed the claim of
the comp tuy, aud in 1892 il settled on a
basis of about 1.17 a skin, instead of
$10.02 (the full amount prescribed ny the
terms of" the contract), and iu lb93 at
about 97 cents. The demand of Sicretary
Carlisle is for the rebate allowed by bis
THE BRITISH MINING STRIKE.
London, Aug. 9. The situation in
South Wales, owing to the co.il strike.hus
; uot improved. Great military and police
I precautions have been taken. The mine
owners have asked for 2,000 infantry and
1,000 cavalry to protect the collieries and
tiie colliers. Over 700 infantry have left
Plymouth tor Rhonda Valley, and 500 oth
ers will proceed today. The strikers en
deavored to atop work iu the colliery
which alone supplies the Pont-y-Prid gas
works iu order to put tho town iu dark
ness. Today stones were fouud on the
railroad track, which evideutly had beeu
placed there by strikers.
The district has the appearance of being
in a state of siege. Sentinels are sta
tioned on the hilltops aud around the col
lieries, iu order to announce the approach
of sinkers to the troops. In the Ebbrale
district the strikers announce their inten
tion of marchiug there on Monday 5,000
strong to .stop work. The mine owners
Hppetr resolute iu their refusal to concede
the 20 per ceut advance. It is estimated
that the men already have lost 300,000 In
wages, while the output of the collieries,
which have a capacity of 23,000.000 tons,
has falleu to 2.0JO.O00 tons. Iu the mid
lands, wheie nearly 500,000 miners are
striking, a more peacetul situation pre
vails. BANK OFFICERS IN TROUBLE.
Kansas Cm. Aim. 19. Warrants for
the arreits ot J. C. Darragh, president of
the suspended Kansas City Safe Deposit
and Savings bank, aud Llmer C. Sattley,
its caihier, were issued today by Justice
of the Peace Latshaw, on complaint of
Ltrcy K. Brown, prosecuting attorney.
The j are each charged with the crime of
grand larceny, which is feloav, and the
specific accusation is tha receiving of a
deposit of $1,030 from Benjamin M. Sophr
on July 7, last, four day before tlie bank's
failure, well knowing that the bank was
then in a failing condition, fcopher is a
Tne warrants were placed in the hands
of Deputy Marshal- Kesler and Halpin.
They tirst weut to Sattley'.i home, where
they learned that Sittley was visiting
Banker Cyru- Xewklrk, his father-in-law,
nt Seialin. .Marshal Stewart at once tele
graphed to Chiet of Police D?loug of Se
d ilia to arrest him. A deputy marshal
will go to Sedalia tonight with the war
rant, ilr. Drra::h, who has been visiting
in Michigan, returns home tomorrow, and
will be arrested wben he steps from the
THE NEW YORK UNEMPLOYED.
Nevt York, Aug. 10 The committee
representing the unemployed workmen,
who propose to hold a parade and meeting
in Union square tonight, promised Acting
Superintendent of Police Conlin this
morning that the demonstration would be
of the most orderly character, and a
permit for the prde and meeting was
Kra-ited upon that condition. Four thou
sand men will b in hue.
The objective point of the parade was
Union -quare, where the meeting was held.
1 he mea-nre.- of the poller, which were on
jmi iinunn! t-c-iie. w-re uot needed. Miss
Emma Gultlmais, without hat or bonnet,
prior to iMriug admute!, had to promise
the police to make none of her usul
harangues. JflseoS Baroades spoke in
German and Knslisb. Hs connseleit bis
bearer to moderation and totd tnem that
while they were at libeity to ng:iste, they
bad no nht to comni.t vjoleao-.
.Resolution- were adopted calling upon
the .tatc authorities to ah-aidoa the con
vict Ubor yy.em and give work to the
THE CHBROKEZ COMMISSION.
ST. LjCIS. Ang. 19 The Cherokee com
mission was in conference all day velih
reoresntattves of the Choctaw atvl Chck
avv nation. A pnpo!iiou . ob
I in fnU s.'ltIemeatof thetr cLiftno. Ttar
amount war uarJ oa an -tirmtc of G2;j
ctcts p?r jscre, after uerfucttug tbs Indinu
allotments. It ws not ceptcd :y tfct
drienate. who .!d that thry UwX ii
authority to close the trade at lr- Uwa
L2j rxrr acre They wfll return asd sub-
I aitt tec nropciillsa to the iribia.
. FINANCIAL GOSSIP.
AN UXUSp-ALLY DOLL DAT IN
WALL STREET AFFAIRS.
The Use of Certified'Checks as a Srtr
stitute for Currency Approved
by Gotham Financiers.
An Improvement in tho Condition of tha
Banks and Eeary Arrivals of Gold
Causa a More Cheerful Feeling
A Convention of Business Men to be Held
at the National Capital to Impress
Upon Congress the Necessity for
the Eepeal of the Furchasa
Clause of the Sherman
Coin age Law An
other Swindle im
New York, Aug. 19. The stock market
was opened today in the usual way, by the
chairman's giving the announcement that
business might be begun, but that was the
only sign of taking up the day's wort ou
the board. Never has there been fao little
business trausacted on the floor of the ex
change as was recorded today.
The schemes advised for tho temporary
relief of the financial stringency havo so
swelled in number that it is hard to keep
track of them. The one which has .com
manded the most general approval Is that,
adopted in a provincial city, where cur
rency can not be got with which to pay off
the hands in the industrial establish
ments, and where a resoit has beeu had to
payment iu csrtifled checks, the checks
being accepted at par by the butcher and
tho baker, who, iu their turn, deposit
them as cash in their own banks and draw
against them as they would against a cash
balunce, thus keeping a credit currency
aQoat not subject to discount. Doubtless
inspired by this example, the City Bank of
Buffalo, an institution organized under
the stale law, has set a new plan before
the public, which has drawn forth warm
compliments from prominent financiers
iu New York and elsewhere.
Briefly stated, this plats is for the city
banks to issue New York drafts in uuifonn
sums of $1, ?-. aud $10, payable to bearer,
and let them b. passed from hand to hand
as cash till it becomes convenient to re
deem them in government currency. Be
ing drawn to bearer, uo indorsement will
be needed to pass the title, and being
drawn on New York, they have both the
collaterals deposited with the local bank
ers' association and the money on deposit
iu New York to secure the holder against
Not in yonrs was such goneral interest
taken in the weekly haukstateniunt as was
the case with tho exhibit today. When
the statement was read at the Stock ex
change at 11:35 o'clock it was received with
loud and long continued cheer". Tht
"tatemsnt showed an increase of $-l,409,.'b3
li the reserve, a decrease of $5,:&5,0'j0 iu
loans, an increase of , 723.000 iu specie, a
decrease of jJTO.oW in leyal tenders, a
.decrease of $l,0ul,100 in deposit, and an
increase of iHfi.tiW in ciicuiation. The
roervo is now $12,015,000 below tho legal
Au increase iu tho supply of cotton Is
reported, while there is n f.illinir otr iu
the exports of grain. There is still a
premium on gold, and this, with the sup
ply of grain, cotton and provision bills,
aimur-. well for a continuance of the gold
importing movement. Tin imports of
specie nt the port of New York for the
week were-ll,254,00. of which J11.U40.7C0
wee iu gold and $4,216 in silver Tlie
exports of specie from the port of Now
York for the week were 204,000, all of
which was silver.
Au officer of the board of trade of this
city slated to a reporter this morning th tt
a call for a meeting iu Washington of tho
business men of the country, for the pur
pose of demanding the immediate and Un
conditional repeal of the purchase clau-e
of the Sherman silver net, would probably
be issued by the board within a few days.
It is believed that 1,000 representative
business men from all parts of the coun
try will attend the convention, and, as a
demonstration on the part of the busiuess
interests of the country, it will be without
a parallel in the history of the Uuited
The steamship Li Touralne. which ar
rived from Havre this morning, brougut
5,741,003 francs m gold.
A MOUNTAIN ROMANCE.
DENVER. Agj;. 19 A special from
Aspen, Col., to the Republican says: "Ex.
Setiator Smith aud the chairman of the
finance committee of the French snaf,
have just left Aspen for Park City, Utah.
The owject there was to look into tho el
teut of the silver production of the Un'ted
Slates. It has leaked out sine? their de
parture that the Biuk of France would,
if desired, establish a brancti at DnTer.
Such branch might be controlled by a
directory composed of Colorado capitalist-',
the buk simply sending a manager
from Paris to represent the iuslUntiua;
that lhy would ngr-e to furnish from
$50,010,000 to fI50.OQO.000, or whatever
amount would b- required, to carry all
the silver produced in Colorado for sev
eral years, without aliow.ng auy to be
sold, unity the price ere fully it!fxe
lory, and that the rate of interest would
no: ixceed 1 per cent per annum.
"Franco U-s a deep lsterit in the
fnture of silver, and will be quit willing
to enter iuto au amieablu arrangem"f&
witn the producer of Colorado, wuortby
Iwib parties would receive mutual benefit.
There are bat iwrn.y rgo ntnelters to
the country, and If a majority of thee
were to no into a combination a corner on
tho silver production of tne couutry coeld
be had. Mr. i-mitu says itiAt from lae
time France got tb saver production of
the United Stales under control, she
coal 8 dictate the price of the m;a! to
Englaau to usjj in India, and oompt ail
silver-using nations to corns u her for
money. Tne scheme fled much fvor
among the producers of sdrer he: .'
A COLOSSAL FRAUD.
Noblbs.yji.le, lad.. Ao& Vi. Tki mam-
mosb takof E. J. ProaibgttKi ef airship
fame has exskwled. The jr-gnUc tclitme
.o connect tte citira of in Indiana "
belt by nrtrork at rimcttUs rtt car t
lines was on? of the most, ra-ttnmoui fas.
ver conceived br lb auml of mtt. Mr.
Dvi-, o-r cf ti ievr nrti-t member o
i he company, bit rrcivt n letter from
In JiMBap&h, Mrrtlteu tty E. J l'mini:ux
an'! N. I). P-.aUtiL, tww kUpv- s8S- wi
of the c&isp-tnr, lulxiitax asm le lestv tfc
coc&lrjr. and HAitaz thai tbry had alrcmij
gMe. Ail !&etres trbitfe fcr !
lris-a up from time In time by L cotn
py rr of rgJ forio. Nl won eeel of
the tZ,GJ)Mi t U-cfc vr pita up, atwl
but lit mare ian t,W?J it U$.
The i-fefrrs wt iwie itcra vupvmd at
th yraJe otb tt iU ctty Mr tMm
irttk vrtH ot rrortvs a oral tvC () r
Ltbsr. It t prsfabie ifltnt-jwresnt arr
wfVL fofiow tfce pJtea of Us ,
THE KANSAS COAL STRIKE.
Kansas crrr, Aus;. 19. The plan
adopted by a J. Dsvlin, manager ot tha
Smti Fe railway company's coal inter
ests to settle the coil strike iu southern
Kansas, lias succeeded, aad the Sauta Fa
miues will ba in operation next week.
Major McDowell of the Missouri P..citiu
stated Thursday that If the .Santa Fj
miuers would go to work on Mr. Devlin's
terms, the Missouri P.iciHc would give its
men an opportunity to follow their ex
ample. Several of the small operators am
already preparing for similar arrange
ments, ami Mr. Dsvlin's prediction that
half the coal miuers in Kansas will !xi
digging coal by Wednesday seems to ba
founded on good reasons. The striking
miners employed by the Santa Fe com
pany adopted Mr. Devllu's proposition
last night, and will go to work Monday,
as will other strikers.
Nevada. Mo.. Anc. 19. Tha mine hera
are uow running with a full force of Im
ported men. President Walters of tha
United Mine Workers association is still
working among the miners, and is trying;
to inaugurate a geuernl strike in this field
on entirely new grounds, and thcu to re
verso the order of the lato strike by having
the Kansas miners o out through sympa
thy lor tho Mtssourtans. The miuers will,
it is said, demand a check weighman of
their own, which right has beeu given.
them by law, and also n reduction in tho
price of powder from the company.
N EW YORK POPULISTS.
Stlvan Beach. N. Y.. Aug. 19. rh
convention of the People's party got down
to business at S.S0 o'clock this morning.
The delegates present numbered T&5. Tho
secretary staled that tho report of tho
committee ou platform was not unanimous,
as tho committee could not agree on all
portions of tL He then read the platform.
There was a hot fight over nearly every
proposition, and a uumbor of ameudmouta
wero offered to the cardinal priuciplts of
the People's party, till It was explained
that they were taken verbatim rrom tho
platform adopted by the natjoual couveii
tion nt Omaha. The followtug was also
"We demand the construction of public
works, for the benefit of the unemployed,
including a rapid transit road for New
York city; au eight-hour law, rigidly en
forced; state and municipal ownership of
railroad, gas and electric lighting plant!),
and the incorporation iu the new constitu
tion or the principle of the initiative ami
the referendum. -
Afier the adoption of tho platform, tho
couveutiou adjourned to au adjoining teut
to hear Mrs. Leusa speak.
A CHARTER REFUSED.
TOPEKA, Kan , Aug. 19. Tho stato offi
cers havo declined to record the charter
submitted by the Anti-Horso-Thiet asao
ciatiois, recently organized in Highland
township, Sumner county. At the lait
session of the legislature a bill was passed
authorizing the organization of societies
of this character, which are Hi fact noth
ing more nor le.-s than vigilantes acting
under legal sauctiou. This bill cave tho
members of these associations tho power
to an est suspected horsu thles,take back
tne stolen property, and, iu fact, to do ull
that a deputy sheriff. Js empowered to do
under like circumstance. While not ex
actly stipulated iu thu bill, it was under
stood by those expecting to taku advant
age of its provisions that they would aUu
be permitted to act as a court of justice,
try the accused, p tss sentcucu aud exectio
the sumo in a manner similar to thu plan
adopted by stock associations Iu Wyom
ing. The Highland association Incorpor
ated in its charter all tho prirlligfs ami
powers of sheriff, court, jury nnii hang,
man, nud the aUoruey-gcucrnI holds that
such associations arc illegal and cannot bo
authorized by tha state.
TO OPPOSE HOLMAN.
CoiXMin s, Ind., Aug. 10 Frank Jj.
II'ill, a Democrat & attorney of Itushvltle,
is outagaiust IhuHon. William S. ilol
mnn forcongresM. It Is understood that
his interests (rum now ou will be looked
after by a largi number of the shrewdest
Democratic mauagers iu tho dUtrlcL Mr.
jtoluiaii for over tnlrty years ha Imlil ttm
Democrats of the Fourth district under
complete control. But in Hush county
the Miuibblc over the postollica has cost
him scores of stanch aupportcr. Iu
Franklin, Shelby and Hlplcy countirs thu
same conditions exist, and never Iu his
political carr-er has Mr. Hotmail leeu
brought face to fncs with such widespread
dissatisfaction as exUtl lodiy. The judge,
however, is a verv shrewd politician, aud
his recent trip over the district, whllo os
tensibly to get tho views of the peoplo on
the financial situation, was iu reality to
fix up some fence, that needed his attention
Monmouth Park, N. J., Aug. &.
Twelve thousand people turned out to to
the champions in the --year-old clas do
battle for tho Produce Atnke. Domino
proved himself conclusively the best of tho
lot, lauding the stake of (10,000 in n whip
ping finish by three parts of a length troni
Discount, who beat Declsre for iu?couil
place. Other wlnnprs: htouell, Henry of
Nsvarre. Nmad. BjhspiIhw. Hoy Lochlol.
FottT Wat:.E. IuL. Aag. 18 In tb 2-year-old
trotting race Service on. Best
time, 2.2S!. In thi 2-year old piciug raca
liilmau won. Best time, 2.21. In ibn
2:27cU. trottlnc. Wistful won. Ht
time. 2:10J In the 2:10 class, trotting,
for 3y-ar-oM, Btronetto won. lUnt
time. 2,22. In the frw--for-H pacing
rce Priniu Donna won. It time. 2iOJ).
Iu the 2:25 daks, poking, Will Krr wutx.
Best time, 2:GS.
A QUADRUPLE DROWNING.
JEFTKUMW CITT, Mo., Aug. '9 At
Bonnett'o mill, on tho MUouri river,
twelve miles et of this city. Mrs. Fotr.
her two children and ber Lter, wero
drowned last night. They wero moving
from one side of tho river lo the other.
Most of this kooU having b-cn Mfceu
across, the family wer following. Frank
T .wKnrft trim UaA f.hlT'n of thn akiff. un
dertook tocilrct a landing a few feet tr
a government bsrge. 119 drove tne do&
jo the ground and triwl to get out, but Ua
.nrf.fit ilrnif. th ffiii criL Into tha vrnUir
ftzain, and before becouid regain control
of it toJ hoat utrucx Un oars an ww
dran tibdvr Lr-horn ecapU bycatdh-
.. .. ftLt iJ a rau Tl.ini- dr''rrrn! itm
Mr. FosW, 25 years old, btr twoikJie,
John r r, year jwj. uo unnj aui,
Bie Foster, and Mary Fo:r, 1 year
old. None of tfce bodies wm recovered-
WWTtsc, lad.. Aug. I'J. Tise Fort
Waynr nm'1 and xpte traio.N. 7, car
rvtn "SO.&uO in cotd coin. titetitA U
CMcgo,vra wrcfceU here t Fonrlb U. I
instnigiit. TbeeBgiSB w ibro worn
the track t tbs crwioie ot the CfctHUt
terminal lis" The thirl ear, fecfe K
tie4 tbrtn. vrn. bur tfM and tka
uorB prsy tarot cJ tvrr.l
in the tntddU af tht cls:hwy. Tbo wrrtfc
oaasht fir from tfe casta?, - but Jer
tfce prmpt atteatfera of ts Srs depart
ment. ;& trla wu& it predion Iil.
woald nave been ooCA. A i7tm m
vti mi ptCttrcl lo s.iMA V rtO0y
otl at 4awro ls are:f it t-ra to
Chicago by vMz traim.
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bea9 u JswrrtuM sgity. la tfc
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