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KOTICE TO QUIT.
tsmore Says Douglass et al
PtaS-e-tter to Douglass Is Loner and
I hK&ln Recites His Side of the Con-
ftroversy Douglass Replies In a
r -Jtut before -adjournment in tho aftcrnoor
jBpeaVffr Dunsmorj delivered to bpeakor
Deuxlass a long letter, it being an official
Jfcoticeior the officers of the republican houw
to step down and out
Just before the adjournment of the two
boTHiia Monday afternoon Speaker Doug
lees received from Speaker Dunsmore, ol
the populist bouse, an official notice that the
blic&n house organization must disband.
it covered three type-written pages, setting
potth from a populist standpoint tho facts
pejrarding the organization of the rival
jfeouses, and maintaming that the popnlist
fccEanization was the only legal house. It
aid the populist house had been duly recog-
Kized by the governor and senate and was
therefore the only body that could transact
business; that the republicans were usurpers
Tim lnttar wont on to sav that the republi-
ican members, in holding out as they have
done for tho past three weeics. were en
dorsed and sustained by th9 railroads and
other corporations; the people of the state
ware demanding that the foolishness be
topped and that tho regular business of the
legislature be taken up at once. Tho notice
ays that in order that business may go
ahea'J, the speaker and other officers of the
republican bouse must without delay step
down and out.
The republican house met again at 8
o'clock, a Speaker Douglass made re
marks, musing his delay in appointing
standing " uimittees. Undor present condi
tions tht ase can enact only such business
as pertains to the house itself, and commit
tees necessary for that work have been ap
pointed; the others being held back until
"A minority ot fifty-eight members-elect
refuses to participate in the proceeding!
of the regular organization and tho senate
and tho governor also refuses to do business
with it. So long as this condition continues
there is an end to all hope of legislation,
for the majority body cannot legislate with
out the concurrence of tho senate and the
governor; and tho minority body cannot
legislate with such concurrence. An at
tempt to do so is as certain to fail as it u
certain that tho laws r.nd tho constitution
are to prevail in Kansas."
"The people nro demanding some whole
gome legislation; but tor existing conditions
the house is in no wise ie3ponsible. Out
duty to preserve the principles of free gov
crnmont and hand them down inviolate tc
our childern 13 paramount to all other con
aideratioas. When these principles are
fully recognized, and not until then, can the
work of legislation proceed. In the inter
nal wo have but to stand fast for the trutb
and tho right, assured of tho approval ol
our own consciences and of tho public,
whose servants wo are."
A Great Man's Burial.
Mr. Blaino could not have a pnvato funer.
aL Every effort was made to comply with
his own understood wishes and with the ex
pressed desires of his family in this regard,
but the surging wave of public interest swept
over the barriers imposed and made his pri
vate funeral one of tho most impressive of
public demonstrations in honor of the dead.
The most eminent men of the nation stood
around his bier. All business in tho nation's
capital was suspended during tho period
when tho funeral servicos were in progress.
The presence of tho president and cabinet
and supreme judges and high officials of con
cress and diplomatic corp3 was not more
"significant than tho homnga of waiting
crowds, who, in respectful silence, lined tho
atreets through which the funeral cortege
passod. Tho parlor on the second floor,
whero the body lay in its cedar casket, closely
sealed, was fairly embowered with floral
Tho caekct itself rested on a huge bed of
roses, violets, palmleaos and ferns, sent by
Mrs. Emmons Blame, about nine feet long
by four wide, tho flowers artistically giving
tho combination of colors and designs of an
oriental rug. There was a large ship of
state sent by the Knights of Reciprocity.
Upon the coffin was a wieath of orchids and
roses from President Harrison, a wreath of
white roses and violets from Mrs. Zach
Chandler, a simple wreath of violets tied
with ribbons from James G. Blaine, Jr.
Among others who sent flowers were : Mrs.
Emmons Blame, Mrs. Whitelaw Keid and
A onnpouree ot several thousand people
occupied Lafayette square, facing tho Blaino
residence, and tbo doors and windows
of the houses adjoining wore thronged
with spectators and tho doublo line of car
riages, 150 or more in number, extended in
double line far along Pennsylvania avenue,
in front of the treasury and tho war, state
and navy department building.
Ady Asks Recognition.
Topeka, February 1. The republican lead,
am in tho legislature have forwarded to
"Washington a protest against the seating of
Judge Martin, declaring that ho was not
elected and that Joseph W. Ady is entitled
to the 6eat.
It is understood that Mr. Ady will leavo
for Washington in a low days and will pro
sent his contest to the United Statesscnate.
His claim is that while he received 1 1 votes
by certificated members, Mr. Martin re
ceived enly 76.
The Trust GIsrs.
New York, Fobruary 1. At a meeting ot
the American Distilling and Cattle Feeding
I company (tho whisky trust), it has been de-
cents a gallon.
Washington, D. C, Fobruary L There
are some important developments in the
Hawaiian situation. First, it is pretty clearly
Indicated that the administration is not in
any way lukewarm in the matter, a at
first supposed. Secondly, the action of the
captain of the Boston, against which Great
Bnt&in has filed a formal protest, has re
ceived the official approval of the president
and cabinet. The sentiment in favor of an
nexing is rapidly extending; Several mem
bars of the cabinet have expressed themselves
as being in favor of accepting the proposi
tion. It has been reported the president is
in favor of annexation. There is, in support
of this statement, the president's well known
policy of Americanism, which has for ita ob
ject the enlargement of the sphere of the
usefulness and activity of tho nation.
The republican house committee on eleo
lions reported the result of their investiga
tioa into tho two contests from Atchison and
Lima counties. In both they found much
evidence of illegal rotes, but did not act
upon this evidence; as, in both cases, the
found from the poll lists and returns brought
to Topeka by tho county clerks that both
Nichols, of Atchison, and Clark, of Linn,
were elected on the face of the returns.
They were so declared and glvea their seats
The seating of the two republicans makes
sixty-five republicans and one independent
republican, and leaves the populists with
-ly fifty-six lefal members, as el&lmed aad
aijaaftd by the republican house.
A Rejoinder Made.
Upon assembling of the Kansas house ol
representatives next morning after Speaker
Dunsmore's letter, was given to Speaker
Douglass, the latter read Dunsmore's letter.
It concludes with a desire to consider proDo
sitions of compromise, conditioned that the
integrity of the legislature as now organized
and the acts of the executive in relation
thereto shall not be brought into question.
The reading of Dunsmore letter by Doug
lass, and his reply thereto was intently lis
tened to by both sides.
Mr. Douglass reply reasserts the legal organization-of
the majority of the house, the
alleged illegal organization of the minority
under Speaker Dunsmore ; criticised certain
expressions of the latter in his letter and
argued for the jurisdiction of the courts
in the case: which Dunamoro had denied.
Douglass letter concludes thus:
I have always been ready and still am to
confer with yourself or any member with a
view to securing an honorable adjustment
of the present difficulties to the end that leg
islation may proceed. But any adjustment
which involves assent to the extraordinary
and revolutionary methods whereby the
body over which you preside was organized,
is and will remain an impossibility.
The membsrs of the lawful house of rep
resentatives propose to maintain to the end
the laws and constitution of Kansas. They
are willing to negotiate upon matters of less
moment, but they will never sacrifice their
obligations to the state and people they rep
resent. World's fair bills and other legisla
tion are as much desired by them as by your
self; but above and beyond all else their
duty is to preserve, to the full limit of their
power, the principle of constitutional liberty
which is now at stake.
Let there be no misunderstanding, there
fore, as to their position. With the best of
personal feeling, I be? leave to assure you
that the constitutional house of representa
tives is here to perform the high duties en
trusted to it by the people and hero it will
remain. Very respectfully yours,
Geo? L. Douglass, Speaker.
Topeka, February 2. Senator Morgan has
a bill in the senate that gives women the
nght to vote in all bond elections.
A bill by Senator Senn provides penalties
for tho adulteration of butter and cheese.
Senator Shearer's live stock commission
bill fixes maximum commission rate3 for the
handling of live stock.
The reDorfc of the committee on rules, pro
viding that no resolutions should appear in
full on the journal until adopted, was adopted
by a vote of 22 to 14.
Senator Shearer introduced in the senate
Speaker Douglass' bill providing fines for
tho acceptance of bribes by state officers and
members of tne legislature.
Senator Senn has a bill to provide for a
Btate food inspector with a salary ot 9l,ouJ
per year, whose duty it shall bo to regulate
the inspection of milk and dairy products in
'The senate ways and means committee
reported a bill to appropriate $1,503 for the
chinch bug experiment btation at Lawrence
for a possible slight deficiency and for the
next two fiscal year.
Bills were introduced in the senate mak
ing an appropriation for tne erection of ono
new ward building and an administration
building at the Topeka insane asylum.
Options and Futures.
Washington, D. C, February 2. The
"anti-option bill" so callod is designed to
suppress "short selling'' of farm proiuots.
It does not place any restrictions on the
sale for future delivery of a product which
is actually in possession of tho seller or which
the seller has contracted for to be delivered
to him at some future time. It provides
for licensing all dealers in "options" and
"futures" an annual fee of $1,003 to be paid
by each dealer and for collecting a tax of
twenty cents a bushel on all grain and five
centa a pound on all cotton, hops, grass seed,
flax seed, pork, lard, bacon and other edible
products of swine, which are sold for future
delivery by pirties who do not possess tho
articles thus eold. These taxes are of course
prohibitory, the object being to tax "short
selling" out of oxistencc.
The friends of this bill in congress with
a numerous lobby have been working hard
for years to secure legislation on the sub
ject. The strongest supporters of the bill
are Hatch in trie house, Washburn m tne
Benito and C. Wood Davis in the lobby.
The bill passed tho hoase June 9 by a vote
of 168 to 4ti. Some amendments have been
attached to it, which will necessitate its re
turn to the house for final action.
The Santa Fe Robberies.
La Junta, Col., Fobruary 2. Tho esti
mated value by invoice shows f ally 53,000
worth of goods recovered from houses and
other hiding places in La Junta that were
stolen by the Santa Fe trainmen on the
Each day develops stronger evidence of
tho extensivness of the conspiracy, showing
that it was known to hundreds of people,
who have shared in the spoils, and took im
mediate steps to remove the property from
the houses of arrested men and secrete it
elsewhere before the officers could make
Such acts have led to the implication of
parties who might have otherwise escaped
detection. Goods have now beep recovered
from every arrested man in jail in this city.
The total arrests now reported number
Sheriff Potter and Detective Swain went
to Trinidad to bring back P. D. Agerter, W.
S. Brown and E. B. Landers, who are held
there. Tbf railroad officials clnim to havo
evidence to convict some La Junti mer
chants of receiving stolen property. Among
the article found is a lounge that could not
have cost less than $150.
Athens, February 2. The island of Zan'e
was shaken by an oarthquake early Tuesdiy
morning. Many houses were wrecked, and
people, terror striken, fled from their housos
in their night c'.othes. The dome of tha
prison fell and many prisoners were killed.
The guard was doubled to prevent the pris
oners escaping and suppress the disorder
subsequent upon the panic among them.
The hospital was badly shattered. The at
tendants fled, and were induced with diffi
culty, a half hour later, to return and heip
remove tho helpless patients. Two hours
later the town was shaken by repeated
shocks, houses fell in all quarters and the
prison became so unsafe that many prison
ers were removed. Peo,plo crowded the
market place and camped in fiolds on the
outskirts of the town. Many dead bodies
were found in the ruins and 100 or more are
reported severely injured. It is impossible
to set further details. The government has
sent troops with provisions for the homeless.
World's Fair Sun aay.
Washington, D. C. February 2. The
world's fair committee held a session con
sidering the Sanday closing propo3i ion.
After an hour's discussion no conclusion ws
reached and an adjournment was taken for
one week, when the question will be defi
nitely settled. Six members of the commit
teo were present and the prevailing senti
ment was against opening the fair on Sun
day. Teachers' Certificates.
Topeka, February 2. Senator Landis, who
is chapman of the education committee in
the senate, introduced a bill in the upper
house which he thinks will raise the stand trd
of the qualification of teachers of the public
schools. The bill will provide that tecchers
can hold third grade certificates for two
years only. This will make it necessary for
them to qualify themselves for second grade
certificates after two years, and Senator
Landis thinks it will offer an incentive to
ambition. He sayi that third grado certifi
cate holders are too numerous, and he "wants
to weed out those who mever eat as high as a
Tortured With Hot Irons Fifty
Ten Thousand People Lynch a Ne
gro Brute; Put Him on a Scaffold
That All May See Special Trains
or the Occasion.
Paeis, Tex., February 3. Henry Smith,
black, wa3 some time ago clubbed by Police
man Vance and he Bwore vengeance.
He took Vance's babe, 3K years old, to a
pasture, assaulted her and then tore her
limb from limb. He escaped to bis old
homo in Arkansas, was pursued and cap
tured. When passing Texarcana a mass of people
assembled and speeches were made.
At Paris, the news of his capture having
reached here, there was assembled a vast
crowd; coming in on crowded trains, with
demands for specials ; while the whole sur
rounding country was assembled.
The negro web placed on a carnival float,
which was paraded through tho city. The
procession stopped at a plattorm ten feet
high, upon which the victim wes placed.
Here the men of the Vance family and oth
ers tortured him with red hot irons for fifty
minutes and then poured on kerosene anl
burned him. . .
The news of the execution was greeted in
surrounding villages with anvil firing and
Topeka, February 3. Mr. Ady being asked
if he would contest Judge Martin's seat, re
"The contest papers have already been
sent to the United States senate."
"Are you going to Washington to present
your claims to the senate?"
The matter is now with the senate, and
if they want me they will send for me. I
don't expect to go. I think, however, that I
have been elected senator. What tho senate
will do about it is another question. I hold
that the populists are not members of tho
legislature until they have been admitted to
the house and have recognized it. A man is
not a United States senator until he has
been admitted to the senate and recognized
by the officers of that body. These fifty
eight populists, he says, are not members
of the legal house (the republican house)
and have never recognized it, therefore we
claim they are not qualified to vote for sen
ator. There are a number of decisions and
precedents to sustain this claim. In 1850 a
senator from Indiana was admitted under
just such circumstances as surround the
election in this Btate. A number of votes
were thrown out because the organization of
one branch of the legislature was illegal. I
supposo that if Judge Martin's certificate is
found to be regularly issued he will be ad
mitted to his seat, the certificate being prima
facie evidence, but that doesn't prevent the
republicans from contesting the seat, and if
the point we make is good, Judge Martin
will step out."
It is almost certain now that Judge Mar
tin will make no attempt to take his seat un
til the democrats reorganize the senate on
March 5. It is understood Senator Perkins
will resist any attempt on tho part of Judge
Martin to tako a sent, and Martin's friends
say it would be unwise for him 16 start a
contest in a republican senate.
Bayard on Annexation.
New Yobk, February 3. A special to the
World from Wilmington, Del., says: In re
sponse to a request for an expression of his
views on the Hawaiian question, Thomas F.
Bayard, ex-secretary of state, said that he
neither had a desire nor a right to speak for
the incoming administration as to the
probable action in the matter. He has will
ingly, however, reviewed the past action in
reference to the Hawaiian islands and the
policy of the state department while he was
at its head.
Mr. Bayard did not commit himself to the
advocacy of annexation as a definite pro
gramme for the immediate future, but tho
drift of his statements enforces tho view that
annexation would be the consummation of a
political arrangement entered into under the
Fish treaty of 1875. , . .
Future developments vill, he said, instruct
us as to our proper line of action. There
would seem to be nothing in our party rela
tions with Hawaii or its conventions or
other powers to forbid annexation whenever
Senator Gorman Talks.
Senator Gorman said in the senate that in
his judgment the Sandwich islands and the
Nicaragua canal are two things the United
States should control. A policy of isolation
did well enough when we were an embryo
nation, but to-day things are different, and
we must no longer look to dominion alone
over the territory included between the
waters that wash our own shores. We are
65,000.000 of people; the mo3fc advanced and
powerful on eartn, ana regnru. to our imure
welfare demands an abandonment of tho
doctrine of isolation.
He did not see how any of those foreign
nations could rightfully protest Engla
and Germany in particular as they have
beon in the habit of seizing hold of every
thing in the shape of an island, or any other
division of land wherever and whenever they
Make Sure of This One.
Washington, D. C. February 3. Senator
Frye of Maine, who is tho leading member
of the committee on foreign relations, said :
'There aro now no disirable coaling stations
in the Pacific left savetha Sandwich Islands.
I am in favor of making sure of this one
by taking Hawaii into our possession. Tho
protest of England against annexation, if
it were deemed wisest and best by our gov
ernor, would be presumptuous and inpudent.
I imagine it will be confined to the presenta
tion of a diplomatic note to which our sec
retary of state, in diplomtic terms, will
make reply. England did not consult with
us or our interest when she made the agree
ment with Germany to divide the islands of
the Pacific with that power, and she certainly
can have no ground for objection if we see
fit to take Haw&i. the only, territory now
remaining in the ocean."
In Statu Quo.
The situation in the Kansa3 house of rep
resentatives is unchanged and the business
of that branch of the legislature is at a stand
still. The two houses go in session regularly
but do nothinc The republicans are await
ing an opportunity to get the controversy
before the supreme court, as the only way
in which an adjustment of the difficulties
can be brought about, but the populists seem
to fear a decision and avoid giving an oppor
tunity of getting into the court.
Prefers a Protectorate.
Washington, D. C, February 3. PresU
dent Harrison seems to hold the key to the
solution of the Hawaiian difficulty. His at
titude on the question of annexation is a
matter of speculation among the leading
men of both parties.
From a high authority it is learned that
the president is strongly inclined to send to
congress a treaty which, when ratified, will
amount to a positive protectorate over th
islands. He favors annexation only as
last resort, but is strongly disposed, from
the information at hand, to sive ample pro
tection to American interests on tho islands,
if ned be, by annsxins tfaam.
A FIfu-cat"id Bllzzird.
Kansas Crrr, Mo., February 4. The his
tory of this most phenominal cold wavo be
gins, according to Observer Connor, with its
appearance in Wyoming Monday afternoon.
At that time an area of low barometer and
high temperature for this season of the year
covered the entire we3t and southwest. Tho
cold wave came' in contact with the warm
area Monday night, and a battle royal be
gan. One must give way for the other. The
My tooito hnn nwn hard from the nortb-
i west .and forced, slowly but surely, itself
through into the warm area.
The cold was intense enough to neutralize
the heat and the high pressure drove wedge
shape into the low. The lew pressure was
separated into two sections, ono of which,
the lower, was driven slowly but firmly back
down through the Panhandle of Texas and
the upper'portion was pressed forward in its
naturally northeasterly course much- more
rapidly than it would otherwise have gone
over the lakes and out the St. Lawrence val
ley. The cold forced its way southward as
far as tho Panhnudie and easterly to Little
hock, from which it took a coarse east by
northeast. The weather bureau map showed
a phenomenally clear line of demarcation
between the cold and warm areas.
At Little Rock, Ark., the temperature
stood at the summer heat of 64, while in
southern Missouri it was only 16 degrees
above zero and sinking rapidly. There was
a belt of high temperature extending from
the 35th to the 30th degree of north latitude,
while below the 30th degree the temporature
was lower. At St. Louis it was 20 degrees
warmer than in Kansas City, while in south
ern Illinois the warm and balmy weather
prevailed that Kansas City enjoyed eighteen
Washington, D. C, February 4. Presi
dent Harrison sent to the house a message
dealing with the subject of the importat on
of foreign merchandise into the United
States across the Canadian borders, under
the consular seal.
He says there is no treaty, no agreement
with Canada governing the sealing of freight
cars passing through our territory which
carry foreign goods. That all siih regula
tions in practice come from our own laws,
for our own convenience and our interests
as we may see them.
"The statute," he says, "relating to the
transportation of merchandise between tho
United States and the British possessions
should be the subject of re ision. The treas
ury regulations have given to these laws a
construction ana scope mac i ao not imun.
is contemplated by congress. A policy
adapted to new conditions, growing in part
out of the construction of the Canadian Pa
cific railroad, should bo declared and tho
business placed upon a basis more just to
our people and to our transportation com
panies. If we continue the policy of super
vising rates and requiring thit they shall bo
equal and reasonable upon tho railroads of
the Unitid States we can not in fairness, at
tho same time, give these unusual facilities
for competition to tho Canadian roads, that
are free to pursue practices as to cut rates
ana favored rates that we condemn and pun
ish if practiced by our own railroads. I
regret ciicumstances prevented an earlier
examination by me of these questions, but
submit now these views in the hope that
they may lead to a revision of the laws upon
a safer and juster basis."
More About Hawaii.
Omaha, February 4. Lorin A. Thurston,
chairman of the Hawaiian commisioners,
while hpre on their way to Washington, gave
some additional particulars in regard to the
revolution. Before leaving he said: "It
has gone abroad that the cry for annexa
tion is in the interest of tho sugar in
terests in all wronir. The sugar Oien
know nothing about it and they are not
in favor of annexation, except as it will
be the only means to save the islands from
anarchy. The great fault of the queen was
that she did not wish to reign as a constitu
tional monarch. We would have been fully
cntinftprl to nattem our covernment after
that of Great Britian, and we tried to do
so, but the queen would not havo it. She
was interested in the cry, 'Hawaii for the
Hawaiians.' Now the Europoans and the
Americans pay nearly all the taxes, and
they do not propose that the natives shall
have the spending of the money they con
tribute. That is what the natives want to
"On what terms do you wish to be an
nexea to the United States?"
"It is probable we shall ask to come in as
A Topeka Fire.
Topeka, February 4. A fire a 3:30 o'clock
of a cold morning made havoc of much
The Smith Truss company lost stock and
machinery to the amount of $6,000. The
Excelsior Printing company was damaged
$2,000. In the building were located five
papers, the Christian Advocate, the Waif,
the Weekly Call, the Epworthian and the
The fire started in a tall row of shelves m
the workshop of the Smith concern. As the
Smith company is divided from the printing
office only by a frame partition, a fire was
soon raging over the whole first floor, and
was making swift progress upwards.
Incendiarism is ascribed as the cause of
the fire, both by the fire marshal and those
who were burned out. The fire department
was called to the sime place last Friday
night on a still alarm to put out a fire in the
Some of the scalawags who composed the
drinking club closed by the police some days
ago, threatened to set fire to the building
and have apparently carried out their threats.
Arrests will be made.
Looks Like It Will Open.
Washington, D. C. February 4. The
bill for the opening of the Cherokee strip
han now almost a clear field in the senate.
That a majority of the senators favor it was
shown by the vote against putting the Nica
ragua canal bill in in the privileged placeon
the calendar occupied by the anti-option
bilL Mr. Vest fought the proposition suc
cessfully. It becomes daily moro certain
that the strip will be opened to settlement
next spring and that concurrently steps will
be taken to extinguish tribal titles and petty
dependent independencies throughout the
Washington, D. G, February 4. Judge
Jackson is a democratic ex-senator, and at
present is judge of the United States court
for the district of Tennessee.
His nomination to fill Lamar's seat came
as a great surprise on the senate side and
was received while the senate was in execu
tive session. With the exception of a few
who think that the president should have
appointed a republican, the nomination was
well received. There is said to be little, if
any, opposition to his confirmation.
Another Homestead Poisoner.
PrxrsBUEG, Pa., February 4. The jury in
the case of Bobert K. Beatty, charged with
being an accomplice in the Homestead poi
sonings, brought in aTerdict of guilty on all
six indictments. The jury was out only
John M. Thurston.
LrKCOiJf, Nke., Ji'ebiuary 4. iutnouen
John M. -Thurston secured tho republican
caucus nomination for United States sena
tor, he, temporarily at least, failed of elec
tion. On the joint ballot of the legislature
he received every republican vote, but no
other resulting in no election.
Where Is the Pekln?
San Francisco, Cai, February 4. There
is still no news from the missing City of
pekin, now ten dbys overdue. Incoming
shirs report severe weather off the Japan
coast, anditi thought Pekin has been dis-ftbltd.
Actual Trade is Great While
Fears Are Large.
Congressional Uncertainties Cause
Uautlous and Conservative Trans
actions Railroad Traffic Very
Great Cash Receipts Large From
New Yoke, February 6. R. G. Dun& Co.'a
Weekly Be new of Trade says:
The actual business is surprisingly large
for the season, and yet the fears about the fu
ture are also large. Congressional uncertain
ties cause the fears, but prosperity and tho
needs of the people mako business what it is;
and never before has the distribution of
products to consumers been larger than it
has been thus far this year. Yet it is prob
ably safe to say that rarely, if ever, except
in a time of panic, ha3 business been more
cautiously and conservatively reculatcd.
Monetary uncertainties are excused by tho
continued outgo of gold, but the passage of
the anti-options bill by the senate has had
no effect upon the market as yet. While
there is much cutting cf rates by tho rail
roads and the movement has beon greatly
interrupted in tho west by severe storms, tu
volume of traffic astonishes the managers.
The wonderful demand for textile fabrics
is unabated; for brewn and unbleached cot
tons the market is said to be tho best for
twenty years and eomo makes of sheetings
have advanced. The trade is low and me
dium grades of men's woolens about closing
at the time when it is usually opening, and
while the demand for fine goods is less
strong, possibly becauso of the anticipation
of tariff changes, the general tendency is
clearly toward greater economies in manu
facture. Trade ;in boots and shoes is very
While $2,500,000 of gold was ordered for
shipment, and the amount may be larger,
the receipts from the interior are bo heavy
that the money markets are not disturbed
,a frvroimi PTohanfre is slichtly lower.
Produce exports are $10,000,000 less than
last year since January, and there is also a
decrease at cotton ports in spite of tho ad
vance in prices, Uncertainty about tho
monetary future retards business engage
ments, but in other respects trade is most
satisfactory and perhap? all tho more safe
and healthy for the feeling of caution that
P The failures number C01, compared with
the totals of 295 last week.
Judge Jackson's Appointment.
Washington, D. C, February 6. At a
meeting of tho senate judiciary committee
there was somo opposition to tne nomina
tion of Judge Jackson to succeed Justice
Lamar, and the nomination went over un
der the rules.
As far as can be learned the opposition
does not touch Judge Jackson's character or
fitness, nor even his democracy, but is based
on an objection founded on principle, tho
democrats having taken the position that it
was not proper foi an outcoing president to
fill life places of such importance. There is
no question that senators on both sides of
tho chamber aro deeply concerned over tho
probability of the nomination of a republi
can circuit judge to succeed Judge Jackson,
the democrats being determined in advance
to resist tho installation of a republican on
the southern circuit, and tho republicans
fearing that they will have a hard struggle
to confirm a nomination at this late stage of
The matter will be forced to the front with
m-fifth nrnmntness. If a confirmation is se
cured "promptly it is expected the president
will nominate Judge W. O. Bradloy, of .Ken
tucky, to succeed Judge Jackson as circuit
About Senate Bills.
Topeka. February 6. One of Senator Dil
lard's bills reduces the fees for printing
legal notices 50 per cent.
Senator Brown has introduced a oill to
provide the public schools with free text
A bill introduced by Senator Dillard cuts
the rate of interest on tax sale certificates to
10 per cent.
A bill introduced by Senator Morgan
maKeB an appropriation of $4,000 for a state
historical exhibit at the world's fair.
A bill authorizing a plaintiff to suo all the
stockholders of a corporation in one action
was introduced by Senator Uillard.
Senator Forney introduced a bill to estab
lish a law by which soil to recover on a note
must be brought in the county where the
maker of the note lives.
Senator Dillard introduced a bill provid
ing that all tie votes on members of the leg
islature and state omcers snau oe aeciaea oy
a ballot of the house and senate in joint ses
sion. Senator Baker has introduced a bill in the
genate which does away with the poll tax.
The bill is short and to the point, merely
providing that tho act which has heretofore
been in force in relation to the payment of
poll tax bo repealed.
Tne Cars of the Deaf.
Topeka, February 6. Senator Parker in.
troduced a bill in the senate changing the
government of the deaf and dumb asylum
at Olathe. The asylum is now under the
control of the state board of charities, and
is considered a charitable institution, and
Senator Parker wants it to be changed to an
educational institution govorned by a board
of regents. .
The bill also provides that the asylum shall
not be known as a school for the deaf and
dumb, but shall be called "The Kansas In
stitute for the deaf." Senator Parlier says
that people become dumb only because they
are deaf? and that the word "dumb" has an
opprobnous meaning, which makes it unde
sirable in a name of an educatioael institu
tion. The bill puts the school en the same plane
with the Agricultural college and tho State
unh ersity. The legislature is to appropriate
sufficient money each year to meet tho ex
peneos of the school. All destitute persons
who are eligible to tho institutionaro made
charges on their respective counties, which
must pay their tuition and expenses, the
sum, however, not to exceed $40 a year for
Humphrey to be Looked Over.
Topeka, February 6. The populist house
decided that the investigation should bo
made which was asked for in the resolution
of Mr. Newman, of Clay county, in which it
was stated that J. K. Hudson had charged
that Lew flanback was paid $100 a month
out of the state treasury to take care of
Humphrey's campaign for congress.
The house decided not to investigate the
charge that Judge Hutchinson, ot the Thirty
second judtcial district, was paying $100 a
month to Judge Botkin for securing him the
Boles Of rered a Place.
Des Moines, Iowa, Feburary 6. It has
become known here that a positive tender of
the portfolio of agriculture has been made to
ex-Governor Boies by Mr. Cleveland, and
that the latter now has the same under con
sideration. The Atchison Statement.
Boston, Mass., February 6. Tho follow
ing is the Atchison statement for December,
for the entire system: Gross earnings, $4,-
Minister Stevens Uphold.
WASHnrcros, D. C, February 7. Secre
tary Foster has made public tho full text of
the dispatch announcing tho Hawaiian revo
lution received by him from Minister Ste
Tens. January 28, f rem San Franoisco and
the answer he sent to the minister. The .in
formation contained in the dispatch sent by
Mr. Stevens has already been made public
The reply of Secretary Foster is as follows:
John L. Stovens, United States Minfctor, Hon
Your dispatch telegraphed from San Jftan
cisco announcing the revolution and tob
lishment of provisional eovernm?utai
ceived to-day (28). Your course in cor
tSn of an unopposed de facto government
anpears to havo been discreet and macccrdo
ancewith tho facia. The .rule of this gov
ernment has uniformly been to recognize
and enter into relations with any actual
government, in full possession of elective
power with the assent of the people, xou
will continue to recognizo tho new govern
ment under such conditions.
It is trusted that thn change, besides con
ducing to the tranquility and welfare of the
Hawaiian islands, will tend to draw closer
the intimate ties of amity and common in
terests which so conspicuously and neces
sarily ally them to the United States. You
will keep constant communication with tne
commander of the United States naval forco
at Honolulu, with the view of acung, if
need be, for the protection of tho interest
and property of American citizens, and aid
ing in the preservation of good order un
dor the changed condition reported.
.TnoH W. Poster. Secretary.
Secretary Foster also save out for publica
tion a statement defending the landing of
United States marines at Honolulu.
The Sioux Racket.
Omaha, Neb., February 7. A number or
cowboys belonging at tho beef camp of Isaac
Humphreys, government contractor, located
on White river about twenty-five miles north
west of Pine Ridge, returned from town irt.
a drunken condition. During the evening
they became quarrelsome and mistreated
and injured an Indian named Two Sticks,
driving him from the camp and firing re
volvers at him. Two Sticks returned later
reinforced by a number of relatives and
friends and commenced a deadly fire on tho
cowboy camp, killing three and mortally
wounding tho fourth man, who has since
died. , , ,-,
Captain Brown, the acting agent at .f mo
Bidge, instructed the police to bring in tho
murderers. Tho latter were camped down.
near No-Water's camp, close to the hill.
When the police first came upon them tho
Indians fired onco on the police, when tho
latter commenced to fire. The police each,
picked out a man and fired, with tho result
of five killed. No-Water then carno up to
the police, telling them they had had all
they wanted, and the best way now was to
droo it. Throe of the Indians got away, and
a squad of policemen were sont after them.
. First Interview.
Washington, D. C, February 7. The
first interview between Secretary Foster and
the.Hawaiian annexation commissioners was
held in the diplomatic parlor of the state
department. The Hawaiian commissioners,
returned to their hotel whero they discussed
the question of making a statement to the
people of the United States upon tho subject
of their mission to this country. Mr. Thurs
ton and other members of the commission
said the reception by Secretary Foster had
been cordial. ,. ,, .
Of the details, however, tney could not
speak, as they had been requested by Secre
tary Foster, pending negotiations, to make
no statements regarding the progress tnere
of. However, the cordial recoption accorded
bv the representatives of tho United States
government nugured a satisfactory comple
tion of their mission.
After the interview Secretary Foster said ,
he had nothing now to communicate, and
owing to the pres of other business ho was
unable to ee newspaper men.
Some Concerted Action.
Brockton, Mass., February 7. There will
be an important gatherng of populists in.
Washington February 22, at which tho fu
ture of the party will be mora clearly de
fined than at any tune since tho movement
was inaugurated. There will be four organ
izations in session, and each will transact
business which rill, it is thought, have an
important bearing upon tho populist party
movement in this country.
The bi-motalist3 on 'this occasion hold
teir annual convention, and it will devote
its whole time to the money question now
so prominently before congress.
The national industrial alliance is an or
ganization which not only makes a feature
of tho money problem but the economic
question such as are advocated by populists
nvervwhere. The meeting of the reform press associa
tion, which includes over 1.000 papers, will
decide upon some concerted action neces
sary to bring about the final triumph of the
populists. Cut Short by the Judge,
Pittsbukg, Pa., February 7. During the
cross examination of Captain Cooper, of the
Pinkerton service, in the trial of Jack Clif
ford, one of the Homestead strike leaders,
Judge Stowe stopped th9 attorneys for the
defense, who were seeking to show that tho
Pinkertons were trespassers at Homestead,
and said: "I won't allow such questions.
These men were going to Homestead on a
lawful errand, and had a right to go. These
rioters had no business there. Even if the
THnVorfn men ware coin? there without
commissions, they were justified in doing so,,
and no one has a right to question it m this
court. Such ideas a3 you attempt to ad
vance never have been the law. It is anar
chistic to advance such sentiments, and I
will allow no one to advance such ideas
Mr. Brennan, who had asked the objec
tionable question, tried several time3 to re
ply to the judge, but was silenced each time.
Gleveland Is Pleased.
New York, February 7. President-elec
Cleveland spoke freely about the nomina
tion of Howell E. Jackson, judge of the
United States circuit court, as tho successor
of the late Justice Lamar. He said that it
would have been impossible to select a man
better fitted for this high office and ex-
Eressed his pleasure over tho fact that ha
ad thus been preferred. He alluded
pleasantly to his appreciation of the compli
ment paid to a man who had been originally
appointed to the bench by himself. He was
pleased to know that the bench would suffer
no injury from such an appointment and
that the president had such a high regard
for the highest court.
Dayton, O., February 7. Not for years
has the business community .had a sensa
tion like that givon by the Pennsylvania
railroad agent's notice that the company
will not until further notice receive freight
of any description for point on or reached
by its lines. Shippers view it as the first
step in a war on union employes or a pre
caution against a strike when the world's
fair business shall open up. The notice
Kenton's Railroad BUI.
Topeka, February 7. W. M. Kenton, ot
Bice county, has introduced in the populist
house a railroad bill which, if not greatly
modified by the committee on railroads, to
which it was referred, will be one of the
most important pieces of legislation of the
session. Mr. Kenton's bill is known as
house bill No. 171, and provides for the es.
tablishment of reasonable maximum freight
rates, which is the same sate bill now in
force in Iowa. He also provides for the divi
sion of the state into three districts for the
election of railroad ' commissioners by the
people, and gives the commisaoaers fall
power to control, fix and regulate rates W.
; oe collected for freight transportation.