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Not Much Discussion Save on
Report ot Platform Committee Adopted
Without Change, Save That the Minor
ity Report "Was Acldtd Delegates
Satisfied AVitli Their Work.
The committee on resolutions of the Kan
sas state convention of tho populist party
made tho following reports to the conven
tion on June 13:
We, the representatives of tho peoplo's party
of tho state of Kansas in convention assembled,
do hereby reaffirm our allegianro to tho princi
ples enunciated in the Omaha platform, and
point to tho records of our representatives in
congress as an evidenco of their loyalty to that
platform. We meet at this timo under condi
tions which see every prophecy then made ful
filled, and every indictment which was made
therein against tho republican and democratic
Our sympathies po out to the unemployed,
homeless and landless pcoplo of the country
who have been brought to their present condi
tion in a great measure through tho vicious, un
American financial policy of this government;
and, wo hold snereu tho Declaration of Inde
pendence that all men are crcatod equal, they
are endowed bj their Creator with certain in
ahcnablo rights; that among these are life,
liberty and tSo pursuit of happiness.
Wo mot heart ib commend our present state
officials for their wise and economic administra
tion of state affairs, that has saved to tho tax
pajors thousands of dollars, and tho populist
legislators for their efforts to enact into law
ovory demand of the stato platform adopted at
Wichita in lf-D2.
Wo demand tho free coinage of silver at the
ratio of 16 to 1 and denounce any party that is
so completelj under the control of the goldbugs
that it dare not tako a stand for the pcoplo on
this all important question, which moans so
much to tho wago earners and producers of our
Tho comptroller's roport for 1S93 shows that
during that jear 1j8 national banks suspended,
leaving financial ruin in their wako, wo again
reiterate our condemnation of tins the so-called
best banking sj stem the world has over known
and domand in it stead banks of deposit under
tho control of tho depositors and tho deposits
guaranteed by this government. f
That wo are unalterably opposed to issues of
government interest bearing bonds and demand
instead tho issue of full legal tndor treasury
notes and the pa meutof the snmo togetherwith
silver money to moot tho needs of the govern
ment. Wo condemn the unwise and cruel policy of
all tho governing parties in this nation whoso
legislation lias f.iitirod capital and oppressed
laborj and we herein declare our sjmpathy with
all tollers in their efforts to improvo their con
ditions and demand such legislation as will re
sult in remming some of the burdens of toil by
shortening tho hours of labor without lessening
their da il) wage.
We demand national and state boards of arbi
tration to settle and adjust tho differences bo
twenn tho emplojers and the emploes; and wo
lurtlier demand that win re the properrj of a
corporation has b"eu placed in tho handi of a
receiver, the wages of the emplojes shall be a
first lien on its earning-, and effects; and we de
nounce the appointment of officials or parties
interested as receivers of 11115 corporation.
Wo domand seri ice pension graduated so that
tho man who earned tho musket shall bo enti
tled to tho same consideration as tho man who
woro tho epaulette, and said law to bo so framed
that it will place it foreer lxjond the power of
nny official who is unfnendlj toward the union
soldiers and sailors, to change, suspend or in
anyway deprne tho soldier of bis just dues,
which this government owes him for defending
with his life our country and flag.
Wo favor a state irrigation department to
Investigate methods and water supplies and
encourage more extended irrigation.
Wo demand a freight rate law based on tho
lino of the maximun rattj bill passed by the sen
ato and populist house and afterwards defeated
by tho republican house and nuoto in proof of
the need of such law, tho plank of tho republi
can platform adopted at their stato convention
in 1692, which we adopt and make a part of
this demand, to wit:
Welinsist that tho great transportation com
panies which derive their corporato exist
ence from Kansas laws and their financial exist
ence from Kansas trade and commerce owo to
tho people of Kansas fair, equitable and honest
treatment in tho matter of freight rates; and
wo are opposed to the inequitablo and oppres
sive discrimination in tho adjustment of such
rates by said corporation, whereby tho mer
chants, shippers, and consumers of othor states
are enriched at tho expenso to the injury of tho
f)eople of Kansas; and we demand of the next
ogislaturo the utmost diligenco in enacting
appropriate legislation providing thorofor to
tho end that the agricultural, mercantile and
other interei-ts of tho state of Kansas shall bo
placod on a footing of equality so far as freight
rates aro concerned with the liko interests of
adjoining states : behoving that all laws of vital
importance should ho initiated and approved
or disapproved b them. Therefore, wo indorse
tl e initiative and referendum system.
Eight of the committee submitted this:
We, tho undersigned members of your com
mittee on resolutions, repectfully submit the
following minority report to bo added to tho
majority report and recommend its adoption
b tho convention.
' Yheres, Tho people's party camo into ex
istence and won its glorious victories on the
fundamental principles of equal rights to all
and special privileges to none, therefore bolt
resolved that we favor tho pending constitu
The above platform was adopted late in
the afternoon of Juno 13, without chang
including the minority report
The populist Kansas state convention met
promptly to the minute at 11 a. m. of July
12. There was something of a content on
the selection of temporary chairman. W.
L. Brown of Kingman, S. C. Wheeler of
Cloud, Ben S. Henderson of Cowley, and
William Stryker of Barton county were
placed in nomination, but the voting was
practically between Henderson and Brown,
and finally, before the vote was completed,
Henderson was alone, and was declared
elected by acclam tion.
This was a victory for the woman suffra
gists, the antis having'talked quite publicly
to the effect that they bad fixed things to
In acceptiug the place, Chairman Hender
son made a short speech. He referred to
several party issues and then called attention
to the suffrage question. Hi said: 'lhe
suffrage question is nn issue in this campaign
and we wilt not. like the cowardly republi
cans lat week, avoid the .question. It takes
brave men to meet the issue of the day and
we arc equal to the emergency."
This was revived with much enthusi",sm,
the women present freely exhibiting their
delight. It is said that Mrs. Diggs jumped
up and down like a happy child.
But before the election of chairman and
nfter the convention Imd been called to or
der by Chairman Breidenthal. Rev. Mrs.
Anna H. Shaw, of New England, invoked
divine blessing upon the convention.
After the election of chairman, in order to
aecure order. Chairmen Henderson cilled
upon Delegate Rev. Gocdnew, of Pawnee,
for another prayer. His prayer was loudly
cheered by-the convention during its contin
uance and after it ended.
Mrs. Eliza Hudson, of Anderson county,
was the only woman delegate, and when her
same was announced as a member of the
committee on resolutions there was cheer
ing, showing that the convention was pleased
at thjs recognition of the box.
The committee on resolutions were named
First district-. W. Parmer, C B. Ham
fals. F. Hoffmaj.
Second P. P. Elder, J. R, Raney, Mrs.
Third William Cook, E. R. Ridgely, J.
Fourth F. T. Johnson, S. W. Martin, C.
Fifth A. C. Pattee, S. C. Wheeler, Well
Sixth J. F. Hicks, J. F. Kimwell, F. B.
Seventh W. 0. Bashore, G. W. Hollen
beck, W. L. Brown.
During the convention Governor Iewel
ling remained in his office, receiving bulle
tins from the convention hall by special
mesnger with apparent interest.
rrnen tne news was received that Hender
son was elected temporary chairman the
governor said : "That is a victory for the
suffragists, isn't it?" He relapsed into med
A reporter aked : "You are sure of the
nomination, aren't you?"
"I don't know; you cannot tell what a
populist convention will do. The delegate
don't fix up things like the republicans.
They won't stand any combination. The
report went out that Brown was the admin
istration candidate for temporary chairman,
which was not true, but you see he was turned
down Just the same."
"Will you accept the nomination if it is
"I do not know yet whether I shall accept
tfae nomination or not, but if it comes to me
with enthusiasm and the utmost unanimity
I shall accept. If I find the opposition is
serious, and that it will injure the chances
of the party at tho election in November I
shall decline the nouvnntion."
The Suflrajje Plank Adopted.
Tho session of the populist state conven
tion to which the committee's report on
platform was reported on June 13 discussed
tho minority report, the suffrage plank, five
hours, hot and fast.
When the vote upon its adoption was
reached it stood 337 for and 2C9 against ; and
so became tho first plank of the platform to
The women from other states who be
seiged the republican convention were all
present during the populist convention, and
some of them promised to stump Kansas for
the populist btat9 ticket if the populist con
vention declared for suffrage. This influ
enced a great many votes.
There were tho same arguments used
against putting in the plank as were used by
the republicans viz: that the question is
fundamental and non-partisan, and should
be voted upon without partisan endorsement
by any party.
It was argued by strong suffragists that
partisan adoption of the doctrine in a party
platform, though it might increase the vote
of the party adopting it, would really lessen
tho aggregate vote for the amendment itself
and might endanger it at the polls.
There were others, in both conventions,
who believed and argued that losses to th9
party championing the amendment would
be greater than the gams made.
They SnSzeil tho Goodies.
Kansas City, Mo., Juno 14. The camp ol
wealers in the east bottons, including Artz's,
Bennett's and Gannon's companies are in a
forlorn condition. They go hungry some
parts of every day, and all day, some days.
A gang of them captured a saloon near by,
in the late hours of night, ate the re
mains of the free lunch provided, drank all
the liquor they could hold and then went to
fighting. Several of them were driven out
of camp, Artz remarking that any body of
men hns bad men in its make up.
During the evening one of the excursion
trains returning from Fairmount park
loaded with the Sundny school of tho First
Congregational church, which had been to
Fairmount for a picnic, stopped and sev
eral boxes of sandwiches, cake, pie, fruit
and other delicacies loft over from the
dinner, which had been thoughtfully gath
ered up and packed for the wealers, were
handed off. The wealers standing about the
platform of the little way Btation seized tho
goodies, and the train moved on.
Fred J. Clo e, chairman of tho commit
tee of the populist state convention on per
manent organization presented a unani
mous report, recommending J. M. Duns
moro as permanent chairman and Ben C
Rich permanent secretary.
Messrs. Close and Dcster were instructed
to escort the chairman and secretary to tho
rostrum. They were introduced by tempor
ary Chairman Henderson, who remarked
that the selection of Dunsmore as chairman
is a direct resentment of the treason of
George L. Douglass. His selection, ho said,
is also a direct attack upon the damnable
conduct of the sheriff of Shawnee county.
Ben Rich named Charles S. Davis, of
Geary, and Harry Freese, of Ellis, as assist
Le Roy Dick, of the Dunsmore house,
was appointed sergeant-at-arms and named
as his assistants some ot those who occu
pied the positions in tho Dunsmore house.
Sergeant Jennings, of the Topeka weathei
Btation, closes hie last bulletin with:
The rain has greatly improved all- crops
except in the districts where 1t was light.
Corn is a good s'and, clean and of good
.color, and isitrrowinsr ranidiy. Wheat ia
;belng harvested, in the south, while its har-
. x :n i .l . i &: .u.
ivesi win oegin in me cjuirai tuuunta iu
ensuing week, it ia grading higher than last
The rya and flax, are good, barley and
oats fair. Pastures and meadows generally
good, clover and alfalfa good, except in the
bottoms along the Arkansas overflowing
has not benehted ths alfalfa. Timothy is
short. Cherries and early potatoes abund
ant. Apples promising, gardens improving.
Counting tiif VrU-rHns.
In the populist state convention at Topeka
a motion was made and adopted that the old
soldier delegates to the convention bo count
ed. There were found to be In the First dis
trict, 24; Second, 34: Third, 30; Fourth, 29;
Fifth.33; Sixth,33; Seventh,6i. Total, 247.
In the audience outside 122 populist so diers
were discovered. Six Mxican war soldiers
were found on a vote and n canvass of all
populists in tho hall showed 16 er-con fed
erates On motion the boys in blue gave
three cheers for the boys in gray.
At the opening of the evening session D.
A. Matheney, of Lyon county, moved that
the delegates in th" convention who are rai!
road men stand up and be counted. The
count showed 14.
They Cheered lor Jloorc'
The populists in convention at Topeka re
ceived the despatch announcing that the
house committee had decided to unseat
Farmer Funston and bestow the place on
Colonel Mook with cheers, especially terrific
in the locality occupied by the Second dis
for Moore Againnt Funston.
A, report in favor of giving Colonel Moore,
the democratic contestant, the seat for the
Second Kansas district held by Funston,
(rep.,) waff mad by tb.3. sub-committee to
theheui committee oa election on JuEoli
Kansas Counties Increasing
Cash in Treasury.
Sanders' Men on Trial Favor Scrlptnn
Beading in Public Schools The Fiscal
Year's Showing Santa Fo Trust
Bonds Lewellinc's Fstimttrs.
. Selections From the Scriptures.
Chicago, June 18. A petition bearing
6,000 names and representing many relig
ions has been prepared for, presentation to
tho Chicago board of education, recom
mending that a reading book, consisting of
selections from the sacred scriptures in u o
in the schools of Toronto, Can., with the
approval of both the Catholic and Protest
ant churches, or similar selections be put
in use in the public schools without delay.
The petition continues: As the whole re
ligious world united .without objection in
the universal prayer to "Our Father Who
Art in Heaven" during the World's Relig
ious congresses of 1893, we believe that all
right-minded classes of Americans now agreo
on tho daily reading in the publicschools of
suitable selections from the sacred scriptures
and the recitations of that praj er and the tw o
great commandments upon which hang all
tho law and the prophets, thereby fixing in the
minds of the children the wtal spiritual
principles on which good citizenship and
thij future welfare of our country so largely
Charles B. Hamhle's Murdrrcr.
Clinton C. Oborn, who shot and killed
Lawyer Charles Hamble with a shotgun on
the streets of Holton, was brought to Topeka
by Deputy Sheriff William Reasoner because
tho jail at Holton has been condemned by
the health board and 13 being used to keep
Tho murdered man was a lawyer and lead
ing populist politician, and was in Topeka
the night before the murder as a delegate to
tho state convention. He was thirty years
of nge, unmarried and was well known all
over the Frist congressional district, which
he had stumped during seeral campaigns.
He was a graduate of the Ann Arbor law
school and had built up a large practice that
extended over the district. He has always
been considered a moral young man and his
fate is shocking to his acquaintances, among
whom no man could have been held in
higher esteem. People who attended the
convention will remember him as the smooth
faced youne man who ably sconded the nom
ination of George W. Clark Wednesday foro
Trial of &nmlcrs 3Ien.
Thirty-si commonwealers, representing
General John S. Sanders' army, are on trial
in the United States court at Lsavcn worth.
The charge is obstructing and retarding tho
passage of United States mails between
Pueblo, Col., and Kansas City. Mo., by
seizing and running a train of cars over the
Missouri Pacific road.
The result of the trial of the thirty-six is
to apply to the entire arinj, which now num
bers a little less than 200.
Lucien Baker and J. H. Atwood were re
tained for the defeuse and are handling the
side of the 'wealers. J. W. Orr, of Atchi
son, is assisting District Attorney Perry in
A gury was tecured in n short time and
the attorneys for tho state and defense
stated their cases.
Nellie Grant Sartorls to Marry.
Xew Yoek, June 18. The reported engage
ment of Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartoris to Adju
tant General M. K. Dougiass, of Maryland,
is fully confirmed by friends of General
Douglass, now in this city.
On good authority it is learned Mrs. Sar
toris will forfeit her estates bequeathed to
her by her English father-in-law if she mar-rie-.
again or takes up her permanent home
in America. During her stay here she stated
that her income from the Sartoris legacy
was about S25.0C0 a year, which, at the end
of her life would pass to her children.
In case of her marriage tho entire estate
will be forfeited to her children.
Governor Towelling's V'ews.
Governor Lewelling attended a meeting
of the Mystic Shrine at Leavenworth. In
an interview with an Associated Press re
porter he said, in speaking of the populist
possibilities in this state, that he expected
the ticket to win for several reasons. First,
it would go through on account of the en
thusiasm for the party; second, the demo
crats must vote and are tired of their party
in this state and would not vote the repub
lican ticket. He also expects the suffrage
amendment to take many votes from the
republican party, and thinks the people of
the state are well satisfied with his adminis
tration. The Postal Telegraph Sues.
Judge Seeds, of Santa Fe, S. M has
granted the receivers of the Atchison, To
peka & Santa Fe railroad until June 19 to
show cause why an injunction should not be
issued to restrain them from interfering
with the Postal Telegraph Cable company
in the construction of a telegraph line along
The Postal claims to have a contract with
the railro d company granting it right of
way, which the receivers refuse to recognize.
Embargo on Coal Shipments.
LrrcHrrELD, Iix., June 18. At Mount
Olive the striking coal miners are still on
the rampage. Every freight train that has
passed through Mount Olive tor the past
forty-eight hours has been flagged by
them and searched to see whether coal was
being hauled. The seals of the box cars
were broken but the contents net tampered
with. About 300 strikers are present and
all armed with clubs, base ball bats and
Santa Fe Reorganization.
Kew Tobk, June 18. It is said that the
Santa Fe reorganization plan includes the
issuing of collateral trust bonds to the
amount of $5,000,000 on the security of 11,
700,OCO St Louis & San Fradcisco bonds,
Colorado Mid. and 4's and Atchison 4's held
at the Atchison treasury.
Kansas Counties Paying Their Bonds.
Topeka. Kx.,,June 18. The counties are
paying their bouds held by the school fund.
Almost $14,000 wrs received from Mitchell,
Crawford and Johnson counties in payment
A bonds and interest as follows: Mitchell,
$4,64L11; Crawford, $4,753.25 ; Johnson, $4,
&44. A Kansas Girl Wins the First Prize.
Four Scott, June 18. Miss Stella Hafer,
of this place, daughter of J. Hafer, has car.
ried off the gold medal and the highest
honors in the contest of pupib of the Amer
icsa Cooflervatogr of Music at Chicago.
KANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 1894.
Aroused the Southern Confederacy.
Washington, D. C, June 19. Representa
tive Curtis, of'Kansas, aroused the southern
confederacy in his speech showing financial
irregularities on the part of some of the
southern states. Some time ago Curtis was
selected by Chairman Holman, of the Indian
committee, to explain to the houce the matter
of certain states securing Indian funds and
not paying interest or pnncpal, and not pay
ing their debts. H? did so, simply present
ing the facts, and there was quite a commo
tion just because of it, but the members were
so agitated they could not exactly explain
why they should be angry at Curtis.
The statement taken from the records of
the government shows that tho states of Ar
kansas, Florida, Louisiana, South and North
Carolina, Tenne-see and Virginia in the years
1847-60 gave stato bonds to the government
for over $4,000,000 belonging to the Indian
trust fund. These same states also havo
made no effort whatever to pay interest or
anything else an their bonds given for the
money received. Over $2,030,000 of the
amount has been paid to the Indians by the
government, but not a dollar has been re
ceived from tho states that borrowed the
money. It was also shown that at different
times other states had borrowed money
from the same fund from the government
and had met their financial obligation. Kan
sas had borrowed nearly $100,000 and had
returned it all with interest, according to
contract, us had aUo a number of other
It is proposed by an amendment to in
struct the secretary of the treasury to sell
the bonds given the government by the states
referred to, and in this way tryandmako
those states meet their financial obligations
in a respectable way.
Wise and Swanson, of Virginia, appeared
very much alarmed and enraged over the
matter. Thy could scarcely believe the
plain rtatement of facts and finally, after
wandering around to find an excuse for state
disgrace, concluded that the state of Virginia
must havo some claim somewhere against
the United States, and for this reason the
obligation had been givon no attention.
McRae, of Arkansas, aLo gavo an explana
tion of the same sort.
The amendment was ruled out of order as
being new legislation, but tho investigation
made by Cuius, according to Holman, will
lead to some lrgiVation that will aim to
make those states pay what they owe.
Position of Sllvpr Democrats.
Washington, D. C. June 19. A platform
has been unofficially agreed upon by a num
ber of democratic silver members of tho
house of representatives as expressive of
their views and as likely to commend itself
to congressional conventions as concisely
stating tho silver, tariff and other issues.
The purpose is to have conventions adopt
uniform planks on thc-o subjects. The plat
form is a follows:
"We are in favor of tariff for revenue only,
and indorse the Wilson bill as it parsed the
house as the nearest approach to such a tar
iff attainable at this time.
"We are in fnr of tho income tax as a
permanent part of our fiscal system, and
welcome it as a step toward the restoration
of equality in taxation.
"We are in favor of the immediate resto
ration of the free and unlimited coinage of
silver at the- present ratio, without waiting
for the aid or consent of any other nation
"We believe that all paper money should
be issued by the general government, and
should be made a full legal tender for all
debts, public and private, and that hereaf
ter no contracts for a particular kind of
money should be permitted.
We are in favor of the election of United
States senators by a direct vote of the peo
ple." Amount of Woi k Done by Congress.
Washington, D. C, June 19. Only eight-ty-five
public measures have 'been enacted
into law by the present congress and the
private laws are limited to the unprecedent
edly small number of eighteen.
The falling off of bills, reports, etc., has
been so great that it has been one of the
main causes of the' recent wholesale reduc
tion of force in the government printing
The large failing off in general legislation
is attributed to the centering" of interest in
the tariff and to the depleted condition of
the tre :sury. Senators and members have
known th it it was useless to press bills for
public buildines and other appropriations
in view of the stringency at the treasury
and have refrained from urging private
measures. Owing to delays and objections
of various kinds only two private pension
bills have got through the house and be
came laws. As a rule the private pension
acts are so numerous that the total of pri
vate bills is very large. -
Burned Out of Work.
Jebsey City, N. J., June 19. The abbat
toir of the Central Stoc5 and Tran-it com
pany, in Harsimus Cove, just south of the
Erie grain elevator, is totally destroyed by
fire. Built on piles, the structure of two
stories was entirely of wood, but tho ma
chinery was costly while the amount of stock,
including dressed beef, mutton and upwards
of 5,000 live sheep and lambs went to swell
The losses aggregate $800,000, of which
$600,000 is-on the building and machinery.
Over 700 men are thrown out of employ
ment by the fire.
To Establish a tabor Trust.
Chicago. June 19. In the American Rail
way union, which has been in session here
for some time, a proposition was made to
establish a labor tnut company in every
state in the union, with the general body at
Washington and a large capital stock to
create a perpetual fund to carry on strikes,
etc. It is thought the plan will be adopted
with some modifications.. v
Will Treat With Its Workmon Only.
Chicago, "June 19. Second, Vice Preii
dent Wicker, of the Pullman company, was
called on by a committee of strikers.
He informed the members that if they
desired to submit a proposition they must
again become employes of the company.
After they had reported to the manager at
the works he said he would treat with them
but not before.
Four Deputies Were Shot.
Jamestown, N. D., June 19. The Coxey
ites who stole a train nt Dawon, and who
were surrounded by ihe marshal's posse a
hort distance from here, are again headed
for this city afoot having attacked the depu
ties at a given signal, relieved them of their
gunsand departed. In the skirmish four
deputies were shot, how seriously is not
For Another Circuit Court Judge:
Washington, D. C, June 19. Congress
man Cobb is conducting a Mat-to-seat can
vass of the house in- support of the bill to
five the United States judicial circuit weet
of the Mississippi another judge. Th bill
has paed the senate asd &u beu faTor
ably reported ia U iouw.
McKinley's Visit to Kansas
One Week Later.
Coal Speculators of Chicago Bribing Min
ers to Stay Out Until October San
ders' .Men Try to Sltip The
JXcw Railroad Assessment,
The Senate Still at the Tariff.
Washington, D. C, June 20. Senator
Frye protested against the first paragraph of
the paper and book schedule of the.tariff
bill, placing a duty of 100 per cent, on me
chanically ground wood pulp and chemical
wood pulp, bleached or unbleached.
The production of wood pulp, said Senator
Frje, was an enormous industry, employing
70,000 men, turning out a product valued at
$35,000,000 annually, and paying an annual
wage of $23,000,000. Under the operation of
the present duty the co-it of pnper had greatly
decreased. Wood pulp had decreased in
price from cents cer pound to 1 cents
in the last ten years. It was produced in
twenty-nine state, but principally in Maine
and New York. He appealed to the other
side to make the duty specific instead of ad
valorem and proposed an amendment to
substitute equivalent specific rates, say $2.
An atnendmeht to substitute equivalent
specific rates, say $2.50 ppr ton, on wood
pulp, mechanically ground, chemical wood
pulp, unbleached $5 per ton and bleached
J6.50 per ton.
The democratic members of the finance
committee refu-ed to accept the amendment
and it was rejected ; 20-23.
It was not uutil coal was reached that op
position developed. The house bill placed
coal on the free list. The finance committee
amendment duty placed a duty of 40 cents
a ton on bituminous coal and shale, 15 cents
on slack and culm and 15 per cent, ad valo
rem on coke.
As soon as the clerk had read this para
graph Senators Hill and Peffer jumped to
their feet. The New York senator was rec
ognized, and he sent to the clerk's desk an
amendment to relegate bituminous coal and
shale to the free list.
Theote on Mr. Hill's motion to place
bituminous coal on the free list was: Yeas.
7; nays, 51.
Senators Allen, Hansbrough, Hill, Irby,
Kyle, Peffer and Washburn voted aye.
Senator Hill said he reserved the right to
vote for or against the tariff bill when "I
see what it is as a finality. ' Passionately ex
claiming: "God kuows what the bill will
be like when it passes the senate and comes
out of conference; God knows how many
more extortions and concessions will be
wrung from tho unwilling hands of tho com
mittee." A Con-piracy Charged.
Chicago. June 20. A special to the Times,
from Cincinnati, says a gigantic conspiracy
to corner the ccal market by bribing strik
ing ccal miners has deeloped here. Large
holders of coal in Chicgo sent an agent to
this city to engineer the scheme, and he of
fered a representative of the mines $10,000
to stay out until October. June 9, Mayor
Montgomery, of Montgomery City, West
Virginia, recehed the following telegram:
"Keep miners out at all hazards, unless
they get the price. Will furnish $10,000 m
provisions and meet you in Cincinnati any
timo." Mayor Montgomery arranged to
meet the Chicago agent here. With Mont
gomery came Mayor William Sharp of the
Forest Hill mines, Captain Enoch Couch,
of Charleston and several Kanawha valley
miners. Before leaving for home Mont
gomery telegraphed ahead to the miners,
stating that he would lay the Chicago pro
position before them.
The plan is for the Hocking Valley min
ers to stay out also. Operators threaten
prosecution to the full extent of the law for
conspiracy. Before leaving Montgomery
There is no limit to the amount of money
Chicago people are willing to spend. Their
representative tendered me a certified
check for $10,000. Ho said there would be
plenty more money for the miners, and he
would have given me $10,000 for myself, if I
had agreed to engineer the thing through."
Operators of the Chesapeake fc Ohio and
New River coal fields, are affected. The
names of the speculators are unknown
Sanders' Men Convicted.
When the news of their conviction was
brought to the Coxey army prison camp at,
Fort Leavenworth the men quietly began
preparation to break away. About dark two
of them started on a run to the woods when
marshals took after them and fired a dozen
shots. While this was being done men brokej
from other places and it is said over forty
got away. The remainder of the army wa3
corralled ;nd held until a troop of cavalry(
came hurriedly from the garrison and sur
rounded them. The whole outfit wa3 finally
marched by the cavalry and marshals to the
government building in Leavenworth, where
they were held under strong guard to await
sentence. One of the men who first ran is
said to .'"eshot in the hip and arm.
General Sanders was allowed to visit the
prison camp for the first time in several
weeks and he is accused of planning the
break for liberty. He aid if the men were
sentenced and scattered over the tails of
Kansas he would establish a meeting place
and collect them again to march to Wash
ington. The convicted men will be divided into
squads and sent to Topeki. Lawrence, Kan
sas City and Atchison to serve what sen
tence is given at the jaits in those places.
1 hi- "Black Death."
San Fbancisco. Cai, June 20. The
steamer Belgic has arrived here with full de
tails of the black plague now raging at
About 500 new cases had been reported
within a week and there have been 400
News from Canton, where the plague
started, states that the deaths now average
200 a day. During March and April they
averaged 500 daily. Although the fact that
the "black death" was raging in Canton be
came known only about a month ago, it ap
pears that the di-eass started as long ago as
last February and has been epidemic ever
since. The plague is spreading to the country
districts about Canton and to neighboring
About the only measures taken in Canton
to stay the progress of the disease are those
adopted by the pries-t?, who march through
the streets chanting incantations and sprink
ling holy water. A huge mass-representing
a dragon's head is also carried about the
cityaccompanied by a prodigious beating
of gongs and drums.
The New Railroad Assrssment.
The Kanscs state board of railroad assess
ors completed its work and announced that
the total valuation of railroad property in
this state had been increased $300,000, about
$240,000 of which is on the property of the'
old lines and 56U,UUU on new lines and tne
The average wages paid to Atchison
teachers are $40 a month.
"Reno county wiU vote on the pro
position to establish a county high
Cowley county institute at Winfield
started with 201 teachers, more coming
The scheme of the senior class of Kan
sas university to raise a fundfor the as
sistance of poor students has material
ized to the extent of 85 10.
Canton, McPherson county, has a
chinch bug station for the distribution
of Prof. Snow's deadly infection. It is
located at the Eepublican office.
J. Ealph Burton recited "Shainus
O'Brien' at the Topeka Club the other
evening in such a way that Barney Lan
try exclaimed: "I lay tin dollars that
the ilegant gintleman has Irish blude
in his veins."
The principal of tho Lawrence high
school receives 6100 per month. Eight
of the other teachers receive 860 or
more; fifteen receive S45 or more; and
fifteen others receive amounts ranging
from $32.50 to 845.
North Topeka item: Mrs. Will Wood
ward, who lives near Elmont, was in the
act of moving a shot gun from a corner,
when it exploded, the full charge strik
ing her in the left arm, tearing the flesh
from the wrist to the elbow.
Paola Republican: Amey, Beeves,
the 14-year-old son of M. D. Beeves, is
probably the banner boy of Miami coun
ty. He attended school at the semi
nary building in Paola the past three
years, and in that time has been neither
absent nor tardy.
From Abilene: v'he county treas
urer has received for payment forged
school district bonds of this county
which are being presented at the coun
ty's New York agency for payment.
The districts on which they are written
have no indebtedness. The bonds ap
Oberlin Opinion: Probably tho big
gest land deal and the most successful
from every standpoint was made by the
Oberlin National bank recently. The
bank had in eight land buyers from Il
linois and sold to seven out of the eight,
and to one man 800 acres. The total
sales amounted to something over 4,000
Bellevillo Telescope: A final settle
ment of the defunct Cuba state bank's
affairs wa& held before the district court
and the result was that every depositor
or other creditor was paid 100 cents on
the dollar, a small dividend remaindod
for the stockholders, and Mr. Perry, the
receiver, was discharged from further
The board of regents of Kansas uni
versity has elected Judge James
Humphrey, of Junction City, as lecturer
of the law department, with special as
signment to the subject of constitution
al law. The lectures are to be given at
such times as will not interfere with his
duties as judge of the district court of
The colored miners who loft Pittsburg
some time since to work in the Jndian
Territory, are coming back, being great
ly dissatisfied there. They are being
given their old places and are very hap
py thereat. There is active demand for
miners at Pittsburg, the calls for coal
making all the shafts work to their
Greely County Bejiublican: Greeley
county is now free of all bounty pay
ments. The fund from the last levy has
been exhausted, and last Saturday was
the last day of the scalp business in
Tribune. There are a great many ad-"
vocates of the bounty tax who are,
anxious to have more of it, but a major
ity of the board decided against it.
At Lawrence fire broke out in the
basement of the gent's furnishing store
of Wm. Bromelsick. The clerks had
been showing goods in the cellar and are
supposed to have dropped a lighted
match among some papers which set the
boxe3 of goods on fire. The building
and contents above the first floor were
saved, but; he loss in the store, rooms
from water and smoke, as well 'as fire,
cannot be determined. It is, hbwever,
heavy and partially insured.
At Baldwin, at the meeting of the
board of trustees of Baker university,
Hon. B. N. Allen, of Chanute, was elect
ed chairman, vice Bev. G. S. Dearborn,
D. D., resigned. Several changes were
made in the faculty, the most important'
being that of Miss Ida A. Abloom having
resigned the chair of English and histo
ry, Prof. S. A. Lough wa3 elected her
successor. 'Prof. Markham returns after
a year's leave of absence to assume tho
duties of the Latin department.
A new question resulting from the
Kansas prohibitory law was raised by J.
T. Allensworth, who filed a suit in be
half of Emma J. Phelps against the city
and county of Atchison, claiming ,$10,
000 damages for the sale of liquor to
her husband, B. HI Phelps, during the
past five years. It is charged ha the
petition that by reason of such sales of
liquor she has been deprived of support
she otherwise would have been receiving,
and that such sales of liquor hare litan
with tho knowledge and authority of
the citv and the county in consideration
of aanw of money" received from liquor
dealers asd -that -She city ad county
The Leavenworth school children took
possession of the lake at the Soldiers'!
home. In fact the little one took possecK
sion of the place, and in the minds o
the old boys, there .was nothing too
good for, them, and nothing but what
Governor Smith and Captain Wheedon.
would Jet them have.
AMONG KANSAS CHURCH PJSOPZF.
Five young men and ten young la
dies were confirmed in the Jewish syn
agogue at Leavenworth on Sunday.
The annual Sunday school convention
of the Christian churches of Kansas was
held in Kansas City, Kan. More than
250 delegates were, present. Next year's
convention will be held the first week in
June at Beloit.
"A praise and prayer meeting 1,000
miles long," is what Will Simpson, ot
the Santa Fe, calls the excursion of the
Kansas Baptist Young People's union
Cooper college of Sterling will prob
ably receive S2,000or $3,000 out of an
appropriation of $20,000 recently made
by tho United Presbyterian general as
sembly for the support of their educa
Topeka Capital: De Pauw univer
sity of Greencastle, Indiana, has con
ferred tho honorary degree of Doctor of
Divinity by unanimous vote upon Bev.
A. S. Embree, pastor of the First M. E.
church of this city, the news coming to
Dr. Embree from the dean of the uni
versity, Bev. H. A. Gobin, formerly
president of Baker university at Bald
win. Dr. Embree is a graduate of Do
bTOCK AND FAK3I.
The LaCygne Journal is maintaining
a chinch bug infection station for the
benefit of farmers in the vicinity. More
than 100 batches of diseased bugs have
been sent out.
, The election on the herd law question, 0
held June 4 in Comanche county result
ed in keeping the hercHaw as itm.Iha
vote was close. " Thls''lundoubtedl5r'""
stop the free range agitation in this
From Ottawa comes a special which is
but a sample; such reports coming from,
nearly every county of the state. It
says: A series of heavy showers has
been of great benefit to crops of all
kinds. The prospect for corn has never
been better in the history of the county.
Dickinson county farmers commenced
harvest two weeks, earlier than usual,
says a letter from' Abilene. The wheat
varies greatly in quality some fields
showing a fine yield,,, others being
mowed for hay in order to get some re
turn for them. On the whole a fair av
erage yield is looked for by experienced
Garden City Imprint: J. M. Scott, o
Bolton, Mo., was here looking after the
work on" the Scott & March ranch near
Knauston. They have about 200 acres
seeded to alfalfa this spring and tho
ground plants are just out of the
ground. With a good rain soon they will
get a good stand. This will give them,
nearly a whole section of this profitable
clover. Mr. Scott will probably bring
out 200 thoroughbred cows for the
ranch this season. The cows will ba
hed on the ranch during the summer
and full fed on the ranch' during the
winter. A few years from now and most
of the farmers will have good herds.
Topeka Journal: .N. L Dalton has re
turned from a trip northeast of the city
to Thompsonville. On the road he
stopped at four different wheat fields
which had the appearance of being noar
ly ready to harvest, and cut a bundle of
the grain in each of the fields, In every
case the wheat is almost worthless, hav
ing been killed by the frosts. Many
farmers notice their fields turning brown
as if the grain were ripening, but on ex
amination and that the heads are un
filled and the grain not worth, harvest
ing. Tho wheat that is riot' situated in
low 'bottom" land has not suffered from
the frost butrthe chinch bugs have done
a great deal of damage and some fields
have been cut for feed.
Pleasanton Observer: Since tbo"Btrika
among miners throughout the country,
the Memphis road is doing'a business in"
hauling coal unequalled before in its
history, the -product coming from Pitts
The 2,000 Santa Fe picnickers who
went from. Topeka to Kansas City re
ported a fine time on their, return. The
rain there began about 3:30 and came
down in torrents, but this did not-mar
the festivities, for the picnickers repaired
to' the buildings on the park grounds,
Trhere they enjoyed themselves dancing.
The Kansas City Journal says: The
picnickers arrived over the Santa Fe afe
9 o'clock, there being twenty-eight coach
loads and nearly 3,000 in number. A
large portion went directly to the park
'while many others stopped down towa
and spent the forenoon shopping. At
the park the usual picnic enjoyments
were indulged in until the storm came
f up, when the crowd took refuge ia the
spacious' ,pavillHn, where toey Md a
good time dancing to the tuasie farx
isbed by the park band uatil o Jefodf,
when the irst'seotion of the tma palleet
oat, followed by the seeosd seeitefta
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