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VOL. XX. ISTO. 76.
WICHITA, KAXSAS, TUESDAY MOBXDsTG, FEBBUARY 13, 1S94.
WHOUE XO. 2606.
To-DAY the National Asso
ciation of Builders meets in
convention in Boston, Mass.
Delegates from all parts of
the United States will be in
attendance and the broad field
of architecture with its "wide
diversity of topics will be in
cluded in the subjects prescrib-ed-for
discussion at this general
assemblage of the builders of
America who fix the form of
our houses. -
We fix prices to low for com
petition for our elegant made,
Itylish suits to order. We charge
so more than others charge for
poorly made, ill-fitting garments.
Special sale on Men's Furnish
ing goods. 48c sale on Scarfs
failor and Furnisher,
143 North Main St.
j Do you want to save money ?
I If you do, "buy a pair of those
$5 Pants for $2.50 at the Gol-
j den Eagle.
See display m the Center
Popular Music Dealers.
407 E. DOUGLAS.
I allow no one to undersell me.
If yon want tailor made clothes
come and see what I will do for
SWAB, THE TAILOR,
138 N. Main.
Opera House Block, Kinsman, Kaims.
The only first-class hotel in the city,
tvith nil modern improvements. Cu&sine
unsurpassed. Free hack from all train
Fine sample rooms. Rates: 2 per day.
eod J. J. BlACKVTIXL, Prop.
Wc Mill bond oiu- Ul'ETUKAL VI
TALIZE!! five, for one welt's trial,
to anyone aunVring from t HTJON1U
BPXUAL DISEASE. Sealed book
free. Send for particulars to
Boyd's Electro-Medico Vital'zar Go.
Lock Dox 527. Wichita, Kansas.
Or Call cm Pr. IS. V. JJojd, 155 North Main St.
CHARGED WITH FRAUD.
Qt'ixcr, 111., Feb. 12. A. II. iVanaukeu,
the railroad promoter, who whs indicted
berejor the alleged forgery of the name
of President M. E. Ingtills of the Big Four
pystein to u bond, ou which ho was to re
ceive $30,000, advanced by a syndicate of
Quincy capitalists, was formally placed
under arret, in Blessing hospital today.
Soon after his arrest he furnished a bond
of So.OOO, signed by two members of tha
syndicate he is supposed to have defrauded.
When seen by an Associated press repre
sentative, Yanauken did not care to talk
of the charges made against him. He de
clared, however, that be did not see the
bond signed; did not sign it himelf, and
did not know it was forged when he nego
It is learned that loeal people entered
heavily into real estate speculations on the
strength of Vanauken's railroad project,
ud are out about )f200,000 In prospective
profits, besides having much undesirable
property ou their hands.
WILSON IMPROVED IN HEALTH.
KANSAS Otv, Feb. 12. Congressman
Wilson, chaiiman of the house ways and
means committee, and author of the tariff
bill, i" feeling much bitter. Iu fact, he is
feeling stronger than he did even before
be left. Washington, but his physicians
have prescribed rest for a few dy as the
bet possible tonic for him. He intends
to keep elite to bis room aud iu absolute
quiet until Wednesday, when he leave for
the City of Mexico, iu company with Con
gressman Tarsney and wife.
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PATH OF THE ICE KING FROM THE
liaCKIES TO THE ATLAXT1C.
Western, Northwestern, Central and
Northeastern Coast States All
Blanketed in White.
A JBlindiiig Snow at Chicago Driven by a
Find Blowing at the Eate of Seventy
rive Miles an Hour.
Eailway Traffic, Both East and "West, Sus
pendedThe Fall in Northern Kansas
Very Heavy The Settlers on the
Strip in Oklahoma Eeported
to be Suffering in Conse
quence of the Storm.
WHATnEU BORKA.U, )
Department of AGiucrri.TtmB, J
Wichita. Kan.. Feb. 12, 1394. 1
Forecast for Wichita and vicinity
Fair with slowly rising temperature Tues
day and Wednesday.
During the past twenty-four hours the
highest temperature has been 17; the
lowest 2. aud the mean 10, with fresh
north wind, clear weather and high press
ure. The snowfall during the late storm
was seven and one-half inches, which
which made .71 inch of water wheu melted.
Usually ten inches of snow when melted
will yield oue inch of water.
Thus far this month the average tem
perature has been 30.
For the past live years the average
temperature for the mouth of Februry
has been 34, and for the 12th day 3S.
FltED JL JOHNSON. Observer.
Washington, Feb. 12. Following is the
forecast up to S o'clock p. in., Tuesday:
For Kansas Generally fuir; warmer;
For Oklahoma Fair; warmer; variable
DETAILS OF THE STORM.
Kansas CiTi', Feb., 12. After continu
ing for twenty-four hours, aud breakiug
all records recorded by tha local weather
bureau, the blizzard suspended operations
at 10 o'clock this mormug, so tar as the
snow accompaniment was concerned. A
brisk wind was blowing from the north,
and, though the mercury was low, being
14 degrees above zero, the indications were
for much colder weather touingt. This
morning the snow was sixteen inches on
the level, and was badly drifted. All
street car traffic was suspended, aud the
fortunate possessors of carriages and
sleighs of every description gathered a sil
ver harvest iu quarters and half dollars by
conveying persons of both sexes from their
homes to their places of business. Not one
street car line iu town is running. All
traius, both from east and west, are great
ly delayed. Railroad traffic was simply
paralyzed. From 8 o'clock last night until
0 o'clock this morning there was not a
wheel turned within fifty miles of this
city. The record at the union depot shows
that five trains arrived and departed up to
noon. By tonight, however, the roads ex
pected to have sufficiently cleared the
tracks to allow of the departure and ar
rival of at least three-quarters of tha
In the state of Kansas the storm was
similar to that iu this city, and fully as
energetic. The heaviest fall of snow oc
curred iu the eastern portion of the state
and the lightest in the western. Iu the
eastern portion tho snow lies from twelve
to sixteen inches deep, while in the west
ern portion the depth is from seven to
twelve iuche. Street cur and railroad
travel is almost suspended throughout the
state. A Missouri Pacific train which left
Omaha last night is still in a drift, and a
gnue of men are digging another traiu out
on that road. Passenger trains between
Atchison, Kan., and Kausiis City are snow
bound for thy first time in thirteen years.
A like state of affairs prevails on the Santa
Fo aud ou the Missouri, Kansas aud Texas
at many places. In southern Kansas
many trains are delayed aud many more
are bound in suow bauks. Trams on the
Memphis road are running, but are very
late. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas
trains due here last night have not ar
rived. At Leavenworth railroad and street car
traffic is virtually stopped. All the roads
suffer. The Missouri Pacific had run only
oue train in from last nisrht uutil 10 o'clock
this morning. The Kansas Central is
badly blocked, the snow in cuts at some
places being twenty-five feet ueep. It is
iikely to be several days before trains are
run through to Garrison. No trains left
on the Santa Fe for Topeka, nor on tho
branch north this moruinz. Since yester
day afternoon the Burlington trains have
all stopped on the new bridge, not being
able to get any nearer the depot, and this
morning that "road had to run its trains to
Waldron, Mo., for water.
TOPEKA. Kan.. Feb. 12. At 9.30 o'clock
this morning it was still snowing, with a
west wind. The show is about twelve
inches deep ou a level, but is badly drifted.
The meicury is 10 degrees below zero. The
storm is reported very severe iu the west
ern part of the state. Xo pa-seuger traius
from the west on the Santa Fe have arrived
since Sunday afternoon. The Chicago
passenger train, due here yesterday at 4:30
o'clock p. ui., has only reached Newton at
0 o'clock this morning. The Santa Fe
reports trains moving all light between
Emporia aud Topeka and between Topeka
aud St. Joseph. The Rock Island had no
trains into Topeka up to 9 o'clock and
reported trains delayed and tied up all
aloug the Kansas lines.
GUTHRIE, O.T., Feb. 12. The settlers of
the territory are ju-t now experiencing
and suffering from the lirst real blizzard
of the season. The thermometer remains
around the zero Doiut. aud, although the
suow has stopped falhug, it lies several
inches deep, aud in many places is badly
diifted. Tho blizzard started in Sunday
morning, aud ever siuce has kept up its
fury, a blinding snow storm finally giving
way to a biting wind, which piled the
suow into huge mounds, and made out
door work pratically impossible. Owing
to the almost impas-able condition of the
roads and the mow working of the tele
graph wires it is impossible at this time
to gain news from the outlaying towns.
That there is inteuse suileriug among the
Vettlers, none of whom are too well
equipped to tight such a storm, however,
there is little doubt. The trains ducat
ihisv city on Sunday have not arrived.
1 Three traius arc snowbound between Red
Rock and Cross, forty miles north, and as
the country is not well watered or tim
bered, to say nothing of provisions, the
passengers are certainly in a precarious
Reports are coming from the strip of
great suffering among the homesteaders
residing in tents. Several persons, it is re
ported, have perished in the storm, among
them two families residing near Cross. No
particulars can be obtniued. Hundreds of
head of stock were frozen to death.
St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 12. The storm
which readied here yesterday morning
contiuued all night and the snow is almost
a foot aud a half deep on the level. No
street cars have run since yesterday ifter
noon at 3 o'clock, and ou the principal
streets of the city the snow is drifted so
badly that they are almost impassable.
Trains are greatly delayed.
ST Louis, Feb. 12. The storm which be
gan yesterday ended about 11 o'clock to
day, after having run a variety of courses,
including rain, sleet, drizzle and snow,
each repeated two or three times during
the night. Reports received from points
iu southern Illinois, southern and central
Indiana, Missouri in general, aud Arkan
sas, give the same story the heaviest
snow of the season, with the wind in a
majority of cases drifting the deposit
badly. From Olathe, Kan., comes the
news of the death by exposure of A. M.
Hansmere of St. Louis. Iucomiug traius
are very seriously delayed. No wires are
working south from this city, and very
few in any other direction.
OMAIIA, Feb. 12. The blizzard in
Nebraska ended this moruing, and all day
the sun hone brightly. The Missouri
Pacific, owing to the great fall of snow,
has been having-no cud trouble iu getting
traius through, but the worst is over, and
it is expected that trains will be running
regularly tomorrow. Train No. 1, which
should have arrived early this morning,
was held at Leavenworth over night and
left that city at 9 o'clock a. m., nrriving in
Omaha tonizht. Traiu No. 2, wnichleft
at 10 o'clock last night, was held at Baker,
ivau., on account ot a freight traiu which
was engulfed in snow south of that point.
The Nebraska local was held at Weeping
Water, and did not get into Omaha until
1 o'clock, four hours after its schedule
time. Passenger train No. 8 left for the
south at noon with two engines, which
will probably pull it through on time.
Freight traius that should have gone out
last uight were held over, but were sent
out this morning to break the way. A
gang of meu are at work openinir up the
track for a train stalled uear Superior,
The belt line was not affected by the
blizzard. The Burlington. Elkhorn and
TJuion Pacific were little hampered by the
snow, and their traius were pretty gener
ally on time.
Chicago, Feb. 12. A blizz.ud of the
most approved patern, with suow, sleet
and au energetic wind, swept down on
Chicago last night, and today raced with
constantly increasing violence. Ou subur
ban roads aud street car lines traffic is
At noon the wind was blowing at the
rate of seventy miles an hour, with indi
cations that the storm would continue
throughout the night, with the coldest
weather of the year. All iocoming trains
were Irom one hour to two hours late, and
the roads were becoming worse blockaded
all the time. The wind rushed round the
down-town corners with terrific force,
carrying pedestrians off their feet aud
injuring many. Mrs. Jane XSrauany was
fatally injured. Many carriages ou Mich
igan avenue were overturned, but none of
the occupauta were seriously injured.
Charles Cash, driver of a bakery wagon,
was probably fatally injured. Three men
at the water works crib, four miles out in
the lake, were brought face to face with
death. The men telephoned to the statiou
that the building was beingshaken fright
fully by the wind and waves. No lifeboat
could live in the storm, and no effort to
rescue them could be made.
During the afternoon the storm in
creased in violence, the wind at times
rising to a velocity of seveucy-five miles
an hour, and the snow growing heavier.
It was the worst storm Chicago has ever
known, and by 1 o'clock in the afternoon
business of all kinds was at a standstill.
At that time all the big office buildings
were practically deserted, people having
started for home, iu order to do their
traveling before night.
Traius were terribly delayed during the
afternoon, and tonight most of the eastern
roads did not seud out traius of any kind.
The New York limited (Erie) pulled out at
2 o'clock, with two engines, aud three
hours later was twelve miles from Chica
go, stuck fast. Two additional engines
which hud been sent after it could do no
good. The iucomiug New York limited
on tho same lmo stuck in a snowbank at
Fourteenth street, oue mile from the de
pot, aud six engines gave it up as a bad
job. The same- conditions prevailed on all
other hues, and this evening most of the
railway managers declared that unless
the storm moderated by midnight, they
would not attempt to turn a wheel.
Owing to the driving snow, which made
it impossible to see fifty feet, a wreck oc
curred on the Lake Sbore road at Seventy
ninth street and Stony Island avenue.
The fireman, Luther S. Webster, was
caught betweeu the engine and tender aud
badlv crushed. Several freight cars were
knocked into kindling wood.
On the streets collisions and accidents
were numerous. James Cuuningham was
blown down by a gust of wind aud badly
bruised. Moses Bloom, Jr., a member of
the board of trade, was struck by a gust of
wind with such force that he was carried
a distance of twenty feet und landed ou
the curbstone iu such a mauuer that his
wrist was fractured. John H. Wood,
manager of Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. 's
retail store, was struck by a falling sign
and painfully injured.
An exceedingly dangerous spot was di
rectly bevond the Masonic temple, which
is twenty-two stories high. The wind was
drawu down the narrow alley behind it at
an awful rate, and whoever attempted to
cross the alley was blown off his feet. So
many people ware injured here that a
detail of police was made to keep every
body off that side of the street.
Tlie new additiou to the postoflice was
badly damaged. Windows were blown in
and the glass roof shattered. Snow an
inch deep covered the floor, aud the water,
dripping through the roof, softened the
plaster "covering the supporting beams
and great lumps of plaster fell on the
floor. Superintendent of Carriers Stoll
was struck by a large stucco ornament
aud badly hurt.
The sale from the lake continued to
blow furiously well into the night with
out abatement, and before it whs driven a
blinding suow. Drifts six feet deep,
which formed in the streets along the lake
front, rendered them almost impassable.
The high wind caused numerous fire,
and it was almost impossible for the fire
men to get through the streets. The
street car tracks were practically blocked
by vehicles, and snow was too deep ou the
sides of the streets to admit of any
progress at all.
At 11 o'clock tonight the storm showed
si"us of dying out and the wind was abat
Dispatches tonight from ail over north
ern Illinois, southern AVisconain and Iowa,
Indiana and Ohio, tell the same story, of a
furious storm and interruption of busi
ness. The blizzard seems, however, to ba
abating all over this section at midnight,
and to be moving east at a rapid rate. In
northern Indiana much damage w.t done
by hail to frui. tree- aud small buildings.
Iu Lake county, Ind., the snow averages
from four to leu feet ueep.
Cleveland. O.. Feb. n Tne blizzard
which raged with such seventy through
out the wet last uight reached this city
at 7 o'clock this morning. The storm
promises to be a most severe one
TOLEDO. O., Fb 12. Tne blizzard
struck this city at 5:33 o'clock this inora-
ing, and at 7:30 o'clock every street car in
the city was abandoned. The wind blew
the water ud the river from- Maumee bay,
and the docks and Water street are
inundated. Business has been at a stand
still. A blinding snow-storm has filled
the streets with drifts and all trains are
There was some trouble with vessels in
wiuter quarters, several of them parting
from their moorings. The schooner
Mariue3 was blown against t'the Pennsyl
vania bridge and damaged. The storm is
raging tonight, and no perceptible abate
ment is promised until tomorrow.
Findlay, O., Feb. 12. The most violent
snow-storm known here in years b?gan at
6 o'clock this morning, and has continued
all day. Fierce winds have drifted the
snow so badly that it will be two or three
days before street car traffic can be
resumed. Railroad trawl is practically
Milwaukee, Feb. 12. Swirling clouds
of 3now, in which there has been but one
or two rifts since daylight this morning,
have shut out from view the bouse at the
Intake tuunel, one mile from the shore of
the lake. In this building are nineteen
workmen; at least they were there on Sun
day night. There is considerable fear ex
pressed that the tragedy of last spring,
when fourteen workmen were caught iu
the air shaft under the water, to which
they went for safety wheu it became ap
parent the house would be carried away,
may have been repeated. This afternoon,
at 4 o'clock, the dark outlines of the crib
were plainly seen from tho North Point
pumping station, and at 10:30 o'clock to
night a white light is visible, which indi
cates that the structure is still intact. The
waves are no doubt washing over it. It is
more stoutly built thau the shell which
succumbed to Inst spring's gale. Attempts
to reach tho men would be futile, so strong
aud high are the billows.
The steamer Roanose of the Detroit,
Grand Haven and Milwaukee railroad
company, which left here on Sunday night,
is reported over due at Grand Haven. The
vessel should have got there early this
morning. Some fear is expressed lor her
safety, a- the storm has been oue of the
year. Besides her crew, the only passen
gers known to be aboard are ten members
of the Leouzo Brothers theatrical company.
IN NEW TOHK.
Buffalo, N. Y , Feb. 12. A cold wave
has swooped clown upon Buffalo and
western New York, followed by a heavy
fall of suow. A water famine was threat
ened, though men have beau kept at
work removing the slush aud ice that
drifted iuto the inlet tunnel that supplies
the city from the river. Dispatches from
Niagara Falls aunouuee that au ice bridge
has formed there and solidified. Iu the
paesago of the ice floes down the river, a
great amount of timber was brought
down, aud is frozen tight in the bridge.
It is unusual to have a bridge form in
February. This eud of the state is being
blanketed with snow, aud the area of
severe cold is extensive.
New York, Feb. 12. The blizzard
scheduled by the weather prophets to
reach here tonight has arrived. Tonight
the streets are covered with a mantle of
snow several inches deep. All traffic is
impeded, and mails from all parts of the
country are delayecL Thb snow-storm
commenced early this afteruoou, and has
contiuued for many hours. A high wind
accompanies the blizzard, and Weather
Prophet Dunn predicts that severe cold
weather will follow the storm.
HAKr.ODSBUBG, Ky., Feb. 12. A storm
of uuusual severity swept over tne west
ern portion ot Mercter county tms morn
ing, doing considerable tUmwflto prop
erty. Near Perryyille several large stock
barns were blown down and the cattle
housed therein killed, while at Pleasant
Hill the postoifice was blown over.
Port Huron, Mich., Feb. 12. The bliz
zard has raged here with increasing vio
lence since early this morning, aud as a
result there are many snowdrifts six feet
deep. The wind has been very high, at
times reaching a velocity of over fifty miles
au hour. Business has been almost en
tirely suspended here siuce 4 o'clock p. in.
All traius aro late, aud have been aban
London, Feb. L2.--The Channel and the
Biitisn coast were again swept by a heavy
storm last night, which has done much
damage to shipping.
Tho steamer Resolvcr, from Gibralter,
has been wrecked on the Barber sands of
Norlork. Seventy-five passengers were
with difficulty rescued by lifeboats. It is
reported that there has been several other
wrecks on various parts of the coast.
Reports arriving here hourly from the
west aud nortli tell of great damage done
to houses, churches and factories during
the ale of yesterday evening aud last
night. It it estimated that at least a
dozen people have been kielld.
BERLIN, Feb. 12. A heavy gale has been
blowing in various parts of Germany for
two days At Stettin the wind was par
ticularly severe, aud caused a greal deal of
damage to properly. Considerable dam
age was also done iu the suburbs.
TWISTER IN MISSISSIPPI.
St. Louis, Feb. 12. A special to the Re
public from New Orleans says: "It is re
ported that Newton, Miss., has been wiped
off the map, but this lacks confirmation
ou account of the wires being down. A
cyclone, accompanied by a heavy raiu.
passed over central Mississippi about 11
o'clock today doing considerable damage,
especially the section traversed by the Illi
nois Central railroad. Several houses
were blown down and stock very much
damaged, but, as far as is known, no per
son wiw seriously injured."
Jackson, Miss., Fob. 12 A terrible cy
cloue passed betweeu Martinsville aud
Bekgrade, forty-seven mile south of here,
at a late hour last nicht. A great many
bouses were swept from their foundation,
trees twisted and fonces destroyed. Sevsral
people were killed and many seriously
CYCLONE IN ALABAMA.
afoNTGOXlERT, Ala.. Fib. 12.Erly thi3
moruing a cyclone passed over Troy un -roofing
the big school bailding and blow
ing down a church and several house3. It
then passed in a westerly direction
through the country leaving ruin in its
wake. Several nezroes aro reported killed
between Troy and Dnnham. At the letter
place two churches and a number ot houses
were blown down, several people beine in
jured, but none so far heard from killed.
Meagre reports can only be heard of those
tilled. The telegraph wire is down and it
is impossible to estimate the loss tonight.
A YO UTHFUL TRAVELER.
Kansas City, Feb. 12. Littie 6-year-old
Mary Brains is making a trip all the way
from Kansas to Pennsylvania alone. Her
father left her and went to Oklahoma re
cently, and when her mother died, ane was
left all alone. Her aant telegraphed her
t-o come on, and friends started ner on her
way. The child weirs about her waist a
card with the ioscription: 'I am going
from El Dorado, Kansas, to Waynastmrg,
Pennsvlvania. to meet ruy aunt, Mary
Brainsl My name is Mary Brains, too,"
WILL EMPTY THE REFORM SCHOOL.
TOPEKA, Kan.; Feb. 12. Judge Z. T.
Haxtu, m the district court ths morning,
decided that no municipal magistrate has
any authority to sentence any person to
the reform school. The decision w in
theeiseof the application of Waller Mc
Ltio, through his friend. J. L?e Knight,
fcr a writ of habeas corpus, tc secure his
release f rem the reform sehoaL A case of
this kind is before the supreme court now,
and if this decision is sustained every boy
in the school can pack his trunk and dis
appear, and the baildlns be vacated.
AMENDED BY BLAND
PASSAGE OF THE SEIONI0B AGE BILL
SEGAEDED A3 0ESTAIN.
Tlio Senate Listeua to Mr. Gray's
Speech, in Support of tlie Presi
dent's Hawaiian Policy, While
the House Hears Several
Fnneral Orations on the
Virtues of the Lite
Washington, Feb. 12. A new turn was
given today to the silver discussiou iu the
house today by Mr. Bland's announce
ment that he would move at a later day to
amend the pending bill, so that silver cer-
) tificates would b issued only as fast as
silver dollars were coined, with added au
thority given to tha secretary of the treas
ury to issue certificates in advance of
coinage if he so desired. This change so
obviates objection that the passage of the
seigniorage bill is regarded as certain.
The first bill called up today was oue to
regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors
in the district. It amended a former act,
prescribing 400 feet as the limit of distauce
of a school or church iu which a place for
the sale of intoxicatiug liquors shall be
located. Its whole purpose was to prevent
the law from being retroactive, and Mr.
Cobb explaiued its purpose.
Mr. Pickler offered an amendment re
stricting liquor license for hotels to such
as have thirty sleeping apartments, which
Mr. Pickler made the poiut of no quor
um. After filbustenng some time he
withdrew the poiut, aud the bill was
Mr. Breckinridge moved to go into com
mittee of the whole for the consideration
of the urgeut deficiency bill.
After Mr. Cauuou had criticised the
item of appropriation for the payment of
United States witness fees, whicti he said
was inadquate aud might embarrass the
United States courts, the bill was passed.
The remainder of tne day was then con
sumed in paying appropriate tribute to
the memory of the late Senator Scauford
of California, the following members
taking part: Messers. Tracey, Uilborn,
Sibley, Blair, Wheeler of Alabama, Pick
ler, Smith of Arizona, Wilson of Wash
ington and Bowers and Caininetti of Cali
fornia. At the conclusion of the eulogies, as a
further mark of respect, the house, at 4:15
Washington. Feb. 13. The Hawaiian
controversy occupied tlie principal time
of the senate today, Mr. Gray of Dela
ware opening his argument iu defense of
the policy of President Cleveland. His
speech was devoted principally to au at
tempt to prove the complicity of Minis
ter Stevens with the revolutionists. He
did not conclude his speech and will
resume his argument tomorrow.
An interesting incident of the session
"was the presentation by Mr. Cullom of a
petition signed by 30.000 wool growers of
the west, protesting against the wool
schedule in the new tariff bill.
Mr. Pettigrew presented a resolution,
directing the secretary of agriculture to
report to the senate the amount of wheat
in the country ou March 30, last; the total
yield of the past year, aud tht) ainout now
in the country.
Mr. Gray then took the floor on the Ha
waiian resolution reported by the commit
tee on foreign relations, aud spoke in
opposition to the resolution. Mr. Gray
"The evidence all goes to show that the
annexation movement itself was confined
to a comparatively small junta of able, in
telligent and vicious men, who, with tho
aid of the American minister, accomplished
(so far as they could) the object which they
bad iu view. This junta composed an oli
garchy of wealch aud intelligence au oli
garchy as foreign to a republican form of
government as the most opposite things in
the world can be. opposed to each other.
Minister Stevens, he said, was in their
confidence, and he had been for months
corresponding with his government, urging
annexation. He thought that Mr. Stevens
was the most indiscreet man that ever oc
cupied such au important position at so
great a crisis in a foreign country.
Mr. Cockrell preneuted a memorial of
St. Louis Merchants' exchauge, declaring
that the present stagnation of the business
of the country is due to the uncertainty as
to congressional action ou the tariff ques
tion, and prayiug that the matter may be
settled as speedily as possible.
"I am glad to see, by this memorial,"
said the senator; "that the petitioners
recognize the blunder they made when
they attributed all of tho distress ot the
country last summer to the Sherman sil
A substitute for the Wilson tariff bill
was presented by Mr. Gallinger of New
Hamphire. It declares that, in view of
the widespread industrial depression exist
ing iu our land, it is unwise to made auy
changes iu the tariff law during the pies
Penning Mr. Grry's argument the sen
ate, at 4:03 o'clock, on motion of Mr.
George, went into executive session.
At 4:-10 o'clock the doors were reopened
and a message was rec-ived from the
house announcing the death of Congress
man Houkof Ohio.
Mr. lirice offered a resolution of regret
and condolence, aud the seuate adjourned.
Proceedings of the Meeting- Called
the Interstate Commission.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. A large number
of railroad meu, representing about all the
leadinc railroad systems and traffic asso
ciations, assembled at .the offices of the
interstate commerce commission today,
in response to a circular inviting common
carrier? to send representatives to a confer
ence having in view the prescribing ot
forms and schedules of rates and charges,
required by the interstate commerce act,
to ne kept open to public inspection.
Auditor McKim of the association read
a form of schedule of rates and charges
prepared by him.
There was a general discuition of It?
provisions, the railroad representatives
giving thir viewi on the form suggested
and the impracticability of publishing a
tariff from every station over their lmei
to every otQer station in the country to
which they might ship freight. They also
expressed their willingness to meet the
commission half way in its efforts to im
prove the existing conditions.
The railroad men suggested tbtcTiA
forms of scednles. and, after considerable
discussion, the representatives of the
freight business of the roads withdrew to
the auditor's office, and, with the latter
official, wentovei the forms proposed, trith
a view of acreeingoa apian for a schedule
to be presented to the commission tomor
row. The commission then discussed the same
general question with the ooIcikIs of the
pnssener department, who srtrwd much
ls:?s inclined to ajcree ui &cy form of
schedule that would give the rst of any
rosd participating in a through rate than
the freight men were, and potatd out at
some length the objections to snch a
it was argusd that the nablicatioa of ,
tho local passenger tariff would not be of
any benefit to the public; would uot make
complaints of violations of the law any
less frequent, and, it was asserted, that
the passenger ageut who cut rates could
wiggle out of the trouble all the same,
anil sell cheaper tickets; besides it would
be a heavy expense. The tariffs as pub'
lished now and filed with the commission
were a sufficient compliance with all the
requirements of law.
Mr. P. S. Eustisof the Chicago, Burlins
ton and Quincy, aud others, made state
ments iu support of the position taken by
the passenger men.
THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI CONGRESS.
San Francisco, Feb. 12. The Traas
mississippi conirress, which convenes to
morrow, has drawn to this city a large
number of representative men from the
states and territories west of the Missis
sippi river. It is expected that there will
be about 1,000 delegates iu attendance.
It is the most importaut commercial
gathering ever called to assemble on the
Pacific coast. Tha object is to discuss
questions affecting the west that may be
tlie subjects of legislation at Washington,
and to speak, tnrough its resolutions, to
the national congress.
Another Installment Sent to Congress
by President Cleveland.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. Additional cor
respondence bearing on the Hawaiian
question was submitted to congress by the
The first article in the correspondence
submitted is a letter from Minister Willis
to Secretary of State Gresham, and is
dated Honolulu, January 10, lust. It fol
lows: "On last Thursday (Jan. 10,) by a vote
of 7 to 2, the l?th day of Jauuary, being
the first anniversary of the provisional
government, was declared a public holi
day. On yesterday afternoon the repre
sentative of tho foreign go vernmeuts re
ceived invitations to participate iu the
observance of tho day.
I replied to President Dole's letter,
stating that, with a due appreciation of
his courtesy and with due respect to him
aud his government, I was I regretted to
say, unable to accept the invitation ex
tended. "The program of the celebration tomor
row iucludes a battalion review aud a pa
rade of the military, a reception at the ex
ecutive building, the firing of a national
salute aud a muss-meeting at night."
The next letter is also under dale of Jan
uary 10, aud la likewita from Minister
Willis to Secretary Gresham. It reads:
"In a letter from Hon. S. B. Dole, secre
tary of foreign affairs, addressed to me,
under date of Jan. 11, the following state
ment is made:
" 'Ou November 11 Mr. Thurston. Ha
waiian minister to Washington, at Wash
ington, called upon the secretary of slate
and inquired if tho ubove letter (yours of
Oct. IS) was authentic, and was assured by
Mr. Gresham that it was. Mr. Thurston
" 'I wish to further ask whether it is the
intention of the United States government
to carry out the policy therein indicatud
by force, oV, in other word-), whether if the
provisional government declitie to abdicate
in favor of the queen, United States troops
will be used to enforce the request.'
" 'Mr. Gresham replied: 1 am not at
liberty at preseut to answer that question.
It is a matter concerning which I will
speak to tho president and talk more fully j
this afternoou. .
"On the afternoon of tho same day Mr.
Gresham said further to .Mr. Thurston: 'I
have already answered your first question,
to the effect that the letter published Sec
retary Gresham to the president was
authentic and a correct statement of the
policy of the United States. As to your
second question, as to whether force is to
be used ov the United States to restore the
j queen, all" that I am liberty to state Is that
.111. IT1I113 11.13 llJ lUSIil UL.IUUJ . Mj
thing which will caurfe injury to the life'jr
to the property of auyoue on the Idlnnd.
Further than this I am not at liberty to
state what aro hia instructions. Yon can
draw your own inferences from my (State
ment, and allay any apprehension which
may have been caused by what Is pub
lished.' " 'Mr. Thurston fnrther said to Mr
Gresham: 'Your answer does uot convey
the iuformatiou which I requested. What
I desire is to obtain information which
will guide my movement in their action.
If they know that force is to ba used by
you, their course of action will necessarily
be diffjrent from what it otherwise would
THE WILSON BILL.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. The senate etn
mittee engaged ou the Wilson tariff bill
was again at work this morning. One of
the members of the committee, when ak
ed what were the prospicts for an early
roport of the bill to the senate, said:
"We may conclude our work within
three or four days, and wo inry be engaged
upon the bill for two weeks yet. We
mean to huve the bill in as good a shape
as possible to make it when we do report
it, and therefore do not intend to rush it
THE RICKER MANDAMUS
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. It was expected
that Judge Bradley of the district supreme
court would today announce his dlcislon
on the petition of Carrol Ricker, who
seeks a mandamus to compel Secretary of
the Treasury Carlisle to issue the whole of
the intended bond issue to him, but an
other case had precedence.
Mr. Ricker i3 the Chicagoaa who made
a bid for the whole iiue of f.7),000,00C
worth of bonds, and whose bid was reject
ed by Secretary Carlisle.
Telegraph and Express Companies
Arkansas 'La-- 2Xakers.
Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 12 The law
taxing Paliiuan cars and telegraph and
express companies operating in the Htrfte,
passed by the last general assembly of
Arkansa?, was today declared unconstitu
tional by Judge Williams in the United
States circuit court.
Several months ago the Western L'nion
Telegraph comoany and the Pacific Ex
press company fiied bills lu court, asking
for an injunction restraining the collect
ors of toe various counties of the tnt
from collecting the taiei aseised under
the act. A temporary restraining order
was granted. The cawt was srgued
short time itnce, the attorney general de
murring. The court today overruled the
demurer, made the injunction perpetual,
and declared It unconstitutional, on the
ground that the act provided for a&Mr
mentd of property uot situated within the
jurisdiction of the nt&te; that it embraced
interstate commerce, in violation of
United Stales law; that the aci does not
give the plaintiff tne qual protectloo of
the laws of the state, jI the Mwatni
ws made oa the property in excels of Its
Attornej General Clark this rooming
stated tbit the decision w a great sur
prise to him. In vltvr of tJue fact that tfce
Arkansas utatnte was drawn jp after the
style of eirmlsx law in Mjutachuietl as d
Peonylvania, which had trn declared by
the United Stat- supreme court lo ti
coBsUtutiooaL Tne & however, will fee
taken to the npren:9 court.
AN ABSTRACT TRUST.
CmfiO, Fb, 12- The :r ahnttxet
compdica doing bu,dae3 iu this city a
formed a eorabinasioa for matlag price,
The eawt of g-'Ua2 abract k. bwro la
czea5?d 0 to 25 pr ccor, mextilttu,
additional trlouie of tto $2&iM8 am
HZOfiJO oa the real ei: bougnj ana wld
U lite flbtxket in year.
DA CtAMA EEPULSED
HIS SAIL0ES DEFEATED BY TEE
Tlie Rebel Admiral Retreats to Ilia
Ships Willi Lead in 2Ii3 Own Body.
Ou Hufklrea reraul Fifty of the
Government Troops Killed
iu the Engagement The
Iusurent Loss- IJu-
LONDOX, Feb. 12 The Times tomorro.v
will "uubltsb the following dispatch from
Montevideo, -Elated Feb. 11:
"Rio de Jausiro, Feb. 9 At S o'clock
thisSuornlng 500 insurgents attacked Ar
macao and l'onta da Areia, in the vicinity
of Nictheroy. Launches conveying the
landing jartes left the islauds of Cou
ceicao at 3:'Jo o'clock u. m.. aud succeeding
iu reaching the main Und without dis
covery. .In half an hour, aftor honvy fir-,
iug ou bofh sides, the government troop
retired; leaving live officers aud forty men
prisouers and six othcers aud lifty men
"At5"o'clock raiaforcemeuts of over a
thousand men arriving, the government
troop again advanced, uudcr a heavy On
of njles at)tl,iuacbiuoguns. The Krunr
battery stationed oh tho Islaud of Caj,
opposite Pouta da Arela, was alsi engng
ed. Admiral da Gunm further attempted
to check tHe advance of the troop by call
ing for reibrorcethentsof 10O men from U,t
islaud of Coucclcao. and by &endiiiv
lauuche from the cruiser Llbcrtodo from
the island !toi,th,e-niiiiulanU. .
"These forces stopped the advantA and
caused heavy losses to government troop.
Then their itumiuuttion fell abort, lielr
lire slakeued.. atiT4tue'Eqveruieut troop
slowly gullied grouud. A'fter three hour-,'
figlittng, tho troops weie within half u.
mile of ArAjjcilO, nacLAdmlral d Gamv
decided to withdraw hlssllprs.'liiidlug it
impossible to reinutu there on account of
tne overwhelming number of the cuemy.
"The" ISberudoV usnted lnuucae cou
tiuued to hold the troojii Ju chccic wbl!o
the imurgeuts embarked at Aruutcao, the
Aqtiidab.tn coreriug their retreat. Tho
Lluertado's launches, were close to I'onta,
da Arelii, aud received tho brunt of the
enemy's Are. It was 11 o'clock before tha
iusgrents. embarked, after spiking tlt.
govern'tiieiitbit'tery ofV-hfcivy guns t.
ArimiCHo. The insurgent lo.i Wiw Un?
otlicers and tliirty men Killed und twenty
ollicers and forU'.ruou wounded.
"fijs.lmpoibh to-dbtjW correct re
turns, but thf government in Hiippocd to
have lost ilfteeu olllecrs and lfiO men
killvl u.d many wounded. Admiral da
GaniU I'uS a-,bmle?Wouud in biVucsk and
arm, but thJy are not dangerous.
"iioth sides displayed bravery, but tha
suilors were demoralized at tho lluUh by
tho large number of the enemy, und Ural
wildly. Still the withdrawal was orderly
aud without sign of piiuic.
"The government clalniVvidcClHlvo vie
tory, aud today sent 1,600 men to reinforce
the garrison of Nictheroy.
"Admiral de Mello, with the Republic!,
is now at Dasterro.
"Ths correspondent who wrote tbh ttotn
was himself slightly wounded lu the
throat by a Mnnllcher bullet, ile aw the
first part of the action from the island' of
Couceicao and the latter part from -on
board the Libertado.
Washington, Feb. 12. A dJtpatch tin
been received kt the atute department
from Minister Thompnon, at Kto de
Janeiro, coucerniu the eugngeuifttt be
tweeu government and insurgent force at
Nictheroy on Saturday. The loturgeut-V
succeeded in lauding, but wern driven
back to their ships by the government
force. Admiral da Gumn win wounded
iu the breast and arm, but it la uot kuoiva
HAMMING OF TUE lTAfU.
Lisbon, Feb. 12. The Ilrltlnh steamship
Iterin, from South American port, arrived
here today. She sailed from Itio de J.iuelro
on January 2S, and brings advlcea to that
According to these ativlcex, which com
from iumrgcut ourc, the lcnrj;on&
cruhor Republic t catna up with the gov
ernment transport Itupn, which wa cou
veyiucGOO troops and munition to Sh a ton.
The Itcpubhcu, It I ail. rammed fb
Itapu, cutting her down lelow the water
edge. The truport, it I umerted, JllUd
almost luttantly and went down, carrying
all on board with her.
The insurgent had fortified the ifclsnd
of Concelcsu), Moncangiiennd wre prepar
ing to attack Nictheroy, about twenty-Jive
mile from Itio, simultaneously with tho
land force, In order to attack tho capital
fiorn the rear.
FORCED TO ASSIGN.
ST. LouiS, Feb. 12. An assignment wh
mde thii afternoou by toe Gibson Height
Lind and Improvement company, with ,
offices at 116 North Klghth street. Jadi)
George DenuUon, secretary of the com
pany, was made aiudgnee. The deed hm
executed by Robert J. K. Wood, vtaw
president and Acting premdrut. iu tha ab
sence from the city of M I Gray, tho
president of the company. Mr Unu!ou
when vjcxi, said that the bouded and float?
ing Indebtedue of thr company together
amount to only IH3.VX), aud mattfaj
company's aHet am at !cut worth fcJ5.
000. The company vrH three yers old,
and was formed for the purA mi
parchaMug aod Improving a trcs f
grouud Jat Month of Foret I'rk, corn
pming lorty-flv acre. Jungs DuMti
say that the fleet of the tuuiatnrttt wilt
be to force the le of a number of lot in
ths pring at low price, sad that ty thi
ale tho company will hkdy wcure "notigh
money to pay mo-st of the lndebtedae.
Pjof. Johnvm of Yale College
says "ButteriQS is free ix&m
the tendency to change ami
taint, which speedily render s a
large proportion cf butter imffc
for human food." Good batter
is desirable when fresh, but it
turns rancid very aujekiy.
containing no butyric add, is
sweet and always rnaam. -n.
Therefore Silver Churn Butt -
ie is pretcfafcle s aft ar
0! tool. Our Silver C-ar
tde mark ofi eaefc wm'"
a gBaramee of orcetkrsce.
ARMOUR PACKING CO.,
Kansas City, U.S. A.
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