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VOJjSL NO 22
WICHITA, KANSAS. WEDNESDAY MOENING. DECEIBEK 12. 18S8,
WHOLE NO 1428
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123 to 127 Main Street
Out ad. on THIRD PAGE
123 to 127 Main Street
THEY MUST GO!
We have determined that this year we will not allow any of our WINTER CLOTHING- AND
OVERCOATS to be carried over, therefore we offer them at such an immense reduction, right in
the heart of the season, ;is will fairly astonish you. To show you that we mean to do
Tai r-ma e : atin lined
hreiu! r-rma bA n lined b aer UvercoustcK
F.nt English Ke-s y Overcoats fjr - - - -Fi
'8 Saii.. !in d vl iton overcoa s for
Fine Wo s ed overcoats 'or - - - -Fine
Sain fa ed O&ss'-ner overcoats for
And the Same
beginning Monday December 10th, 200 pairs at $2, former
marked in plain figures and sold Strictly at one Price,
ROBERT JACKS, Proprietor,
AN I ACL AIT at the
help a u
Southwest Corner Douglas Ave
and Market Streets.
Grand Christina Offering
Xmas Present Vi n Away,
In August last we placed an
import order with one of lite
most extensive art importers in
2ew York for a A'aried asurr
ment of Italian and Venetian
Terra Cotta ware, and risque .'
oriKunonts. J liey have just ar
rived nnd ar all intended as
Christmas presents lo the many
friends of the Philadelphia
They are all irot, up in the
highest style of art and are real
Jy 'beautiful souvenirs
" One of the larie size ihruros
or ornaments will be iriven
FREE with every purchase of
goods to the amount of $10, and
one of the extra large size
figures or ornaments will be
given FREE with every pur
chase of goods to the amount of
$20 and upwards.
Inquire the price of these or
naments at any art emporiums
where they have them on sale
and you will be told they are
$8 to $18 a Pair.
This means 3011 are really gett
ing your goods for nothing for
the next 3 weeks at the Phila
As we invoice our stock oni
January 1st and wishing to
make it as light as possible, we
have cut the prices on our
Ladus and Childrens Wraps,
Underwear and Fancy Goods
wav down. -
Call and look at the Ornaments
and vou will be pleased.
PI 1 LA
AT WE SAY
"We will Enumerate a Few of the Great Bargains
Fur Beiver Overcoats for $25
Sweeping Reduction on Every Article in the House
SPECIAL PANTS SALE.
-:- CLOTHING- -:-
TIMES ARK HARD.
And as a Result Good Articles at Loav
Prices are in Demand.
The times aie hard. No man questions
that statement for a minute. Money is
tight from Maine to Oregon. Kansas is
in that list and "Wichita, prosperous as
she is and glowing as she is at such a
rapid rate, is not exempt. Her residents
at times, like the rest of the people in
Chicago, St. Louis, New York and in
fact in all metiopolitan cities, need leady
money. And like the good business peo
ple they aie, they go to a loan oflice and
put up collaterals and secure the money
A responsible loan agent is an import-
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mit lactor m every city. A. A. Post is
certainly such a factor in Wichita. He
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is in business at -40.) Last Douglas nve-
nue. That is a fact known to nianv,
he has been in business for a number of
years. His intimate acquaintance with
the valuable pergonal property of those
desiring money has enabled him to offer
watched, both gold and silver, silverwaie
of the latest designs and diamonds and
other precious btones at astonishingly
low prices. He can do it. however, as
he secures these same ai tides at about
one-thiid their cost and hence can afford
to let them go at riguris that cannot be
duplicated even in the wholesale trade.
The knowing ones are aware of these
facts and his patrons aie not only nu
merous but include men who want the
best at the most leasonable rates.
A lover of line jewelry happened in
Mr. Post's, establishment a few days ago
and noticing how bright and new every
thing looked, asked how it happened.
Mr. Post not only explained the system
by which all the article.s loaned and nut
j called for were secured, but also detailed
the process by which each and every
article was cleaned and given that new
and fresh appearance. The latter was
due to a tinishmsr touch which Mr. Post
claims? is something now.
The questioner asked him if the re
markably low fipfureaat which he offered
jewelry and other valuable articles did
i not excite suspicion or unpleasant rivalry
lie said at first it did, but when the sys
tem was fully understood it became so
patentithat everyone felt ashamed of
their suspicions. His long residence in
Wichita and his straightforward manner
of doing business, besides his increasing
trade, wore the best evidences, he said
that he could give that his reputation
was all that could be desired. Uis pa
trons are his best friends and never fail
to sjki1c well of him to their neighbors
and others who have occasion either to
make a loan or to purchase the best jew-
ijrv at me lowest pnev.
GrOYernor Seay Indorses Sheriff Smith's
Birmingham, Ala., D ec 11. The excite
ment over the affair of Saturday night has
abated. The troops are still here and will
remain several days. Governor Seay came
up from Montgomery last night. He says
this morning that he will keep the troops
here as iong as there is any evident neces
sity for them. They may remain until
after the coroner's investigation, which
will begin this afternoon or tomorrow.
There are no new developments of impor
tance in the Hawes murder mystery.
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 11. Hawes has
made no confession, but still protests his
Governor Seav had an interview with
many gentlemen this morning on the sub
ject the tragedy of baturday night, ine
governor afterwards had an interview
with Sheriff Smith and said that he indors
ed the sheriff's action and was glad that
Jefferson county had a sheriff who. no
matter how painful his duty, could up
hold the law and protect the county jail.
The coroner's jury to investigate the
shooting met today and adjourned till to
morrow in order to procure witnesses.
Sheriff Smith was released on $25,000
bond and will take charge of his office
again at once.
Beginning to-night the troops will be
sent away, one company at a time until all
are gone. Martin Walker and Jeff Brown,
colored, have been arrested as supposed
accomplices in the Hawes murder, but the
evidence against them is only circum
stantial. None of the wounded have died today.
A TURBULENT SEA.
Ashbury Park, N. J., Dec. 11. A heavy
storm is raging here and the wind is blow
ing heavily on shore. The crews of life
saving stations are patrolling the bench
incessantly. It is thought that con
siderable damage will be done by the high
seas this afternoon. A large quantity of
cocoauuts came ashore this morning,
which are supposed to have come from a
to be obtained:-
00; former pr ca $35 00 '
00; former price 25 00
00; former price 20 00
0J; former price 22 00
50; former price 13 00
50; former p'i;e 10 00
price $3 to $3.50.
A Hard Pought Battle Over the Election
of the School Board.
BoSTOX, Dec. 11. Today's election closed
one of the most exciting municipal cam
paigns ever carried on in this city. Bitter
personalities have characterized all sides.
Especially has this been the case in ctis
eussioKS of the public school question, the
principal issue of the campaign. Tins
issue was brought before the ueople hist
summer by the school board in the removal j
from public schools of :t certain text '
hook which contained statements distaste- i
fill to the Catholic clerg3'. Believing that
in this action they saw an euteriug wedge
by which Catholic supremacy in the con
trol of the public schools was to be ulti
mately obtained, fiiends of the public
schools have had Irequent meetings to pro
iest against such interference and public
feeling has been wrought up to the highest
piti-h. A mass meeting Was held in Funueil
hall and as the outcome of it a committee
of one hundred, irrespective of party, was
appointed to prepare a list of school com-
""ttee members for election today
that should contain only the names of per
ons who were kllouI1 to be friends of the l
public school system. The unusual inter-
esf aroused in this question was most no-i
, t!ceilbin anion- woman voters and was is
.shown bv the tact that while only &'57
I women were registered formunicipal elec-
ans today contained no uatnoncs wuat-
ever The Republican ticket was indorsed
by a committee of 100. The Democrats
on the coutrary, renominated the three re
tiring Catholic members. Miss Caroline
Hastings, .M. D., whs lenominated by the
Republicans and the citizens committee of
100, but was dropped by the Democrats,
who named instead Mrs. Barrows, wife
of the editor of the Christian
Register. Rabbi Solomon Schindler
was the only ,candidute wnose name
appeared upon all the tickets. All the
tickets were badly scratched, audthi.s with
the fact that the vot- for .school trustee is
larger than ever before, will make it ery
l.ito before definite results can be known,
except for mayor, the Republican being
THE PANAMA CANAL.
Pakis, Dec, 11. Reports that the gov
ernment will eventually subsidize or give
a guarantee for the Panama company are
discredited. Financial houses have their
eyes open to the fact that America might
not tolerate th conversion of the Panama
venture into a state enterprise. M. De
I-esseps has his own scheme to save the
project by making it an international one.
According to thii plan England, America
and other fireft powers will be invited to
contribute in the ratio of their tonnage
with an equivalent share in the control of
THE DISTILLERY EXPLOSION.
Chikago, Dec 11. There wasso farther
developments this morniBg in regard to
the dynamite explosion at Shnfeldt-s dis
tillery yesterday moTninx. Two well
dressed men were arrested last nipht and
there i a suspicion that the arrest, were
made in connection with the affair, but the
police refuse to confirm the theory.
PLEA FOR HOPKINS.
Columbus, O., Dec 11. Judge Sage
signed a petition to President Cleveland
for the pardon of Benjamin Hopkins, ex
assistant cashier of the defunct Fidelity
bank, on the grounds that Hopkins is a
physical wreck and the ends of jutice
could be no longer subserved by his incar
t era t ion "r. -he Ohio tenitentan
tion last vear aud only seventy-live voted,' , V- - r- - , origami iiiiii-uw.se . ijiuoik. serious injury, ucu t uwjij xcurenvu.
the total" registration this year reached atter ,lno "nance committee may offer Alma; John McCracken, Hamlin; William Inmates of Ilenye'h boarding house, across,
20.210. The school board consists of twenty- "nnXh! MH.l' ....! i S. Ganetsey, lola; Joshua Cro,, Armour- the street, and Charles .Mcformick. w
tour members of which eleven were i Atter lon Qeiwte . ir. iinr ns amen d-1 ni,.ty.i. u r-ir, r;hi.o. rn;i resided next door, escaped from th" shat-
Sl y Of tbfl ttoteen.nl ment to reduce the duty on atTOl lJeills , dale Charles B. In in ichi.a, Daniel buiW,n wlxfa great dimculty. ,v-
wRoilo from 11-10 to (M0 of cent per pound was ; Lanolin. Altamont; John Kauzleiter. omt heitm badly bru.std and losioctheir
iaitL and it being heldbv the Republican rejected-yeas 'U, na y -J fort Scott. per-onal effects . Th- loss will or-uate
convention tlmt this wa& a sufficient ren- l "e nite U,IS then- " motion of Mr. ! Increase George F keys Mankato; bont ?lrMKW: os on mill about r,r,,(nj,
niSxZoitniXSt vtrdthlrflT0'VI,sonrl-m, ,"on,rv A,fru,,.s w,rver, j:tcob iw uninK ,mlii- k
Mi.. r,pt-..t. nris,.nti..l liv th Rpnihtif- "ml tLe . Republicans, fixed at 1 cent Kanopons; J.-remiah Boweti. Southwell $.71000. h is tl mated that the other
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the republican Position fur
Senator Allison Denies Charges
Partisanship in Frmnlating
the Senate Bill.
The Battle in the Upper House Pousjht
On Mr. Hank' Amendment to
the Iron Schedule.
The Amendment is Lost The House
Spends the Day in Committee of the
Whole on the Direct Tar BUI
Kansas Matters at the
Washington, Dec. 11. The senate at
12:40 resumed consideration of the tariff
bill, the pending question being on Mr.
Harris' amendment to reduce the duty on
beams, girders, etc., from 11-10 cents per
pound to 8-10 of a cent.
Mr. Gorman said that he had never
taken an extreme view either as to reduc
tion or increase of duties. The country
had expected, however, that there would
have been a moderate decrease of revenues
so as to remove inequalities in the present
tariff without interfering with capital in
vested or with labor employed in mamr
factum. But in the midst of a presi
dential campaign and for political pur
poses the senate substitute had been
framed, its purpose being a reduction ot
taxation on two or three articles, princi
pally augar and tobacco and an increase of
taxation on all other products, for the pur
pose of increasing unduly the profits of
certain manufacturing interests in
the north. And the senate,
he said. was now met with
statement that there could be no modifica
tion or reduction of rates proposed and
that the Republican side of the cham
ber would vote solidly to keep the substi
tute as it is. As to the item under consid
eration ho had no question from his
knowledge of iron and steel business that
1 cent per pound would be ample duty on
steel beams. Probably that rate would be
more than was necessary to protect that
industry and all labor employed in it. Ihs
impression was, however, t that the lare
proposed in Mr. Harris' amendment, 3.1(5
of a cent per pound, would be too great a
Mr. Aldrich As one member on this
side of tho chamber. I disclaim entirely
occupying any men position as the sena
tor from Maryland suggests.
Mr. Gorman I accept the statement of i
the distinguished senator from Ohio (Sher
man) to the effect that the substitute must
be accepted in its dt tails.
Mr. Allison I entirely agree with the
senator from Maryland "that this bill
should be discussed in detail on the merits
of each item mid, .so far as 1 am concerned,
as a member of the finance committee, I
disclaim any idea that the bill is immacu
late in its details. I expect that the finance
committee itself will offer a good many
amendments to it. I think there are sev
eral defects in it. I think thf tlue steel L
oeam people can get aiong witu a
duty of 1 cent a pound on
steel beams and at some
iuture time I shall be glad to offer an
amendment. For myselt 1 disclaim pre
senting a bill that is to be put through on
party lines or for part' purposes. - 1 shall
listen with pleasure to any criticisms on
tho details of the bill. The bill m its gen
eral framework is intended to protect
American industries and American labor,
but as to its details, 1 stand leady to listen
to amendments and to vote for them, if
they convince my judgment that the rate
is either too Inch or low. i think that
.some of the rates proposed are too low and
I have no doubt I shall vote to raise them:
1 think th.it some others are too high and
1 shall vote to reduce them.
Mr.J Gorman "I am very glad, even at
tins day, to have that statement from the
senator from Iowa. 1 well understand whv
this senate substitute w as framed. We all
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ical purpose and I am
lllllll. lUlllil .AtVf J MHO tt(lill,ll AWl l WOlllT
that ou succeeded in the late election.
You carried the country. It w.ts well and
magnificently done and I have no right to
complain of it, but now that election is
over; now that your party has succeeded
and is soon to come into possession of
heichtof unwisdom to iiisi-t on these un-
duly hih rates. There is no excuse for the
senator from Iowa voting with his j
party (as he has done for the last three i
hist three i
If the sen
ii.iysj as a uuiu uu ei 11.1 iit-ui.
ator is convinced ihitthi bill is miper- ,
feet, if he believes that there are items in '
it which ought to be amended, whv not j
recommit the bill and bring in a measure '
th.it is somewhat perfect Why does he j
vote down every amendment o fie red by a
Democrat, win ther it be right or wron
An amendment offered by Mr. Jones, of
Arkansas, to make cotton ties free of duty,
jrave rise to a lony discussion, participated
in by Senators Jones, Berry, McPheron
and Vanoft on one side and by Senators
Dawes, Atdrich and Stewart on the other.
It was not disposed of. the senate pomg
into executive session aud soon adjourned.
W.siuyoTOK, Dec. 11. After the reading
of the journal the house went into com
mittee of the whole. (Mr. McCreary, of
Kentucky, iu the chair,; on the dtrect tax
Mr. Hopkins, of Illinois, poke m sup
port of tie measure and in opposition to
the proposed amendment regarding the
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the direct tax The advocates of the bili
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believed in constitutional limitations, but
thought that the hunta-lims should be on
somebody else, not on tl.emeive,
Mr. Seney, of Ohio, supporter! the bill,
whose purpose, be said, had been craslv
misrepresented in newspaper and politic!
gatncnngn. It war stated that the fill
was a mere raid by the lovai states ppoi
the treasury. Aa examination of facts
would ahow that the ao-cii'.ed iI:s1ojh1
states would receite their iorrio;i of the
money. It was true that the UU won.d
takel3,OOO,0 out of the treasury, bnt tl
money belonfcefl to the pep'e and the
sooner It was iebslated oi.tof the treasury
and into their pocket.s toe l-'ttr for Uw
people. The people needed tt and tbf jjot
ernment had no use for it. If the bill
pased it wnuld place tbe people where
Uiev were before the t.x was levied
Mr. BucKalow, of Pennsylvania. nn-ued
aiinst the policy of Ukmg money irom
the nntional treasury for di5tri&uiion
amonir the states.
Mr. Elliott, of South Carolina, Generally
fnvored the bid, though he iboapfctit
should be Amended in some particular.
Mr Herlert, of Alabama, oppo-x! he
bill on constitutional grounds aad beosne
It would work as injury- Passing: so a
discussion of the cotton tax he argKed it
was unconstitutional in that it was not
uniform. Th t-r or- cotton was a tax on
1 fimi hiim rk?ir r, n. nn vrnp nrtrm r n r !- .. i t : 1 i;.i rv, - . T t.. ... - ii 1 11.. -t i
the only industry on which the people of
the south must live.
Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, said that th
validity and binding force of the act
imposing tho direct tax had never
been questioned. A direct tax was
an unpopular tax and one
which should only be resorted to in an
emergency. In IsOl such an einenjeancv
existed and the people of the loyal states
had paid tax and raised monev to save the
people of the south from their follv he
would not say crime because he did not
want to rake up smouldering embers. Ont
of the common fund raised by the tax it
wa.-. proposed to withdraw what tue loyal
states had put in and to leave the south
without its record of defalcation. If the
1T.OOO.OOO raised by that tax had crushed
rebellion, destroyed slavery, and restored
the constitution, who were most benefitted
by it, the men who paid the money or the
men who were today houorable members
the great family of states
V hy should the men of the
south complain that the small principal
should be returned to the states that paid
it without interest and the charge of de
falcation be removed from the states that
had not paid the i tax? Underlying this
proposition was tho great iact that the
passage of the bill would put the people of
the country where equity says that they
ought to stand. It wai a step toward com
plete reunion of the hearts of the people of
the country, a reunion not enforced by law
but controlled and promoted by tht wish
and purpose of both sections of the coun
try to do actual justice towards each other.
Mr. Whiting, of Michigan, oppog'd the
bill as being unconstitutional and unjust.
Mr. Enloe, of Tennessee, declared that
the bill was neither sustained by law nor
by precedent, denounced it as a subter
fuge and a fraud and charged that its aim
was to perpetuate the power of trusts to
exart tribute from the people by means of
a high tariff. Referring to the cotton tax
he attacked it on constitutional grounds
and spoke in favor of the proposed amend
ment refunding the tax as far as possible
to persons who paid it and reserving the
remainder as a common school fund
Mr. Dibble, of South Carolina, stated
that it was a mistake to suppose that the
state of South Carolina was in default in
ug ird to the direct tax. As a matter of
t.nct more than its quota had been paid in.
He thought that the refunding of the tax
was a thoroughly constitutional and equit
Pending further debate the committee
rose and the house adjourned.
CORPORATIONS AND NOTARIES.
Toi'KKA. Kan.. Dec. 11. Charters wero
granted today as follows: The Emporia
Rapid Transit company, capital stock.
, $25,000; directors, H. Parkman, R. It. Mc
Candliss, F. E. Smith, S. 13. Rigsjs, C. S.
I Cross X. E. Weaver and George 13. Peters.
' The Kensington Railway company, Kan
i sas City, Kan., to construct a line from an
J intersection with the Interstate L road at
Eighteenth street and Riverview boulevard
j to Chelsea park, capital stock, $50,
1 000; ditectoi-s, Robert Gilham, J. I.
Reynolds v. a. Bunker, M. C.
Gilham, Chester Bullock. D. D.
Iloag and W. E. Bernh.irt. The Kansas
and Colorado coal company, of Topeka,
capital 10O,C00, directors, 11. A. Sheldon,
of Seranton, J. R. Rooley. of Emporia and
A. E. Walker, George D. Hale,S. T. Howe,
.1. 13. Bartholomew and James A. Trout
man, of Topeka.
Notaries were commissioned to-day as
follows: S. T. Powell, at "Waterville: W.
D. Rcvnot at Topeka, John H. Cram at
Fort Scott, .Jacob Zerle at Alden, C. E.
" ilcox at Anthony, D. II. Gibson at Mor
ton, "W. P. Millington at Girard. C. F.
Simmons at Mound City, George D. Cole
at lola aud E. W. Cliue at Topeka.
TorEK v. Kan., Dec. 11. James Emory
and Joseph Ilightower, of Topeka,- who
figured in a slugging match here Saturday
night, were arrested today on the charge
of participating in a prio tight and sent to
jail in default of SMHtfi bail each. The
minimum penalty for pn.e lighting is ton
years in the penitentiary. Tliev claimed
soft gIoes only were used,
come up for trial Thursday.
The case will
H.Yb ClTV, Kan., Dec. 11. The wife of
James H. Keeder, reuresuiitntive-elecc
from Kllis county, after a short illness.
BOUND FOR HAYTI.
Washington', Djc. 11. Orders wore
received by the navy department to
pay for tho United .Suites steamers Galena
and l anuc wj sun irom ew xorK lomor-
I i m i"1 UV'",' x,,,w "J".
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the demand of this government for the re
lease of the steamer Haytien Republic.
They will sail in company and be und- r
the command of Rear Admiral Luce, who
has been instructed to transfer his fiag
from the Richmond to the Galena.
A NEW BRIDGE AT LEAVENWORTH,
Washington, Dt'C. 11. Representative
crisp, of Georiria, has been authorized by
Jhe ,)0UC coinmiUee on commerce tore-
poit favorably a bill for t3ie construction
of a bridge across the Missouri river at
KANSAS MATTERS AT THE CAPITAL.
Washington, Dec 11. Tho following
Kansas peusious were allowed todav:
Rfis-ue Mclvm J Rmyler,
Wilkinson R. Ross, Topeka.
Orurmai widows, etc Julia A. widow
of William A. Sutton. Beattie; Elizabeth,
widow of Adam Miller, Clay Center.
Washington, Dec 11- The recular cab
inet meeting was held at the white honse
today. All members were nresent. The
ses-sibn lasted abont two hours and was,
it is understood, devoted to a di-cUr.io:i of
Haytien and Satnoau complications.
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE.
WAsnrxoTON, Dec. 11. The senate fl
nan committee will hold evening meet
ing to hear representatives of various in
terests who desire modifications of the
tartit. a letter was waosmufsu to wie
"r from th- public j-r s,,b-
raituns an hUmMe. tor a .
ency an- t
proprintiou of $33,000 for th current fiscal
A NEW ORDER OF CONDUCTORS.
Lo AycKLES, Cal.. Dec 11. The con
ductors in the soiithveat have become dis
satisfied srith the Order of Railway Con
ductors, wbose" lkdqnarJrrs are at
Chic co, and have onad a new BrothT
hoot of Conductor of the United StM
and CmiuuIa. One hundrcl cundncor
met yesterday and dici!ed to form a grond
diviskm of i he new brother nood Hi Los
Ancles. It w a, also decjdod to snd dele
gates lraawdlately to all town baring
div;sn feeadquatif r of railways waj ,i
the Missouri nn r for the purpos- cf or
paoiziQg -jrdimUr division tit th
IKMHtA. Fectiag permanent eprs;ions
frotn the Onler ot Railway Conductors
DivLstons will ba fortnei t osce in tbU
city, San Francisco and Tfee Tr!ies.
MORTON GOES TO INDIANAPOLIS.
New YoMi, Dec II. Vice President
elect Levi P. Morton, aecempanied by bis
wife left the city tha aftercooo. Their
destination is IndiAnApolis. where Mr.
Mrwn is t confer with lrfcddet-eiect
Harrison. Mr. Morton did not tlsie when
he Txvtthl retera.
CHICAGO IS VISITED BY A SERIOtS
A Three-Story 3Ieal Mill Completely
"Wrecked and Burned With
Many Bodies Probably Buried Under the
Debris The loss of Life Kot
The Explosion of Meal Dust Supposed to
Have Caused the Disaster Another
Encounter Between Maryland
Officers and Ojster Pirates
Chicago, Dec. 11. Three men have
kuown to Lave been killed, one fatally in
jured and a number people badly bruied
bruised and shaken up early this morning
by the explosion of meal dust, which com
pletely wrecked a three story brick build
ing on Xorth Ilalstead street occupied by
David Oliver as an oat-meal mill.
Several adjomiug buildings were also
badly shattered. The explosion, which
occurred shortly after 2 o'clock, was ter
rific, one shock being felt a mile away.
Buildings in immediate vicinity were
bombarded with flyiug bricks and timbers
ana nearly eery pane of glass within aj
radius of six blocks was smashed.
Almost before the rumble of the explo
sion died away flames sprang up from tho
wrecked mill and the whole place was
ablaze in a few minutes. When the first
fire companies arrived on the scene they
found a block of roariug flames to contend
with. A general alarm was at once turned
in. Engines were stationed at every avail
able point around tho blazing natch.
Buildings thnt did not take fire at the out
set were saved after the hardest kind of
work. Sparks that were carried through
tho air hi the wind ignited buildings two
blocks away. For half an hour the fire-
.meu had all they could do to prevent half
a dozen serious conilagations. I he streets
were filled with debris for a block on every
side of the burned natch, this seriously
obstructed firemen m their work. They
stumbled over boards, umbers and debris
until their clothes were torn, their Hands
and faces cut and their limbs so badly
stiffened that thev could scarcely walk.
It was nearly two hours before the llamcs
were under control.
THK LOSS OF LIFE
When the fire was at its height the wild
est rnmora prevailed regarding the loss of
life. It was kaown that four men had
been at work in the meal mill and twenty
in the planing mill next door. Besides
these, neighboring houses contained many
men, women and children.
At one time it was asserted twenty peo
ple perished, but later the estimate was
found to be greatly exaggerated.
Men at work in the pinning mill all made
their escane. a few of them badly hurt,
Lbut the majority only slitihtly injured.
Hundreds of men searched anxiously lor
mi-sing millers. Attersome time one of
them, .lohn Holmes, was found lying in an
alleyacross from the mill terribly burned
and lacerated. He was working in the
second story of the mill when the explo
sion occurred and was hurled th rough a
window across the .slirct. Ho cannot live.
So trace could be found of the other three
men, (. Iiarles, .Miller, t naries Looper auu ; enu, as n. is csuihuh-h hum. Lav uumm
John Smith. It is believed their bodies ' sioners will render a decision that th-?
are buried in the debris. Firemen are j practices are contrary to tho httr ami
hopeful no more lives are lost, but the spirit of the law, and that whatever mUs
people Hying in the vicinity of the explo- j are made over any rond by c!Kjr or
sionare sure more bodies will be found t other partu must hu iii'mIc at reg'tbir
when the debris is explored. Tins cannot ' ticket otlices of thoe roads and ititcrm--bo
done thoroughly for several hours jet. ! diate rates must bo rnde to oomwpond
Persons who were asleep m buildings ad- with through rates, whether hy scalpers or
jacent to ths wrecked null, were thrown i the railroads themselves. Than if coinmU
clear out ot their beds by the lorcc of the j sion is paid, if commiwon s uied to cut
explosion and most of them more or less the regular rate by wnlpers or anybody
iniired during 'errific bombardment of else, the road will b guilty of a violation
bricks and other debris. of law unless it reduce regular rato CAr-
Charles Murphy occupied rooms over J rospondingly. Thm will wirely end tho
the saloon at tho comer of Fulton and
Halstead streets, witn his family,
consisting of his wife, two
children and his mother. All
wero in bed when the explosion occurred
and were all nsleep. The forte of the cun
ciission rocked the house from side to side.
All the members of the f.tunly were tlinnvn
I violently from their beds upon the lloor
or ag-nnst the walls. ithin an in-tant
the house was enveloped m lames nd the
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on fli str,wf. f h.trl I51itl wum ;inn,ti"
tli sneetntors and noon hearintr crtm from
Mmphej's rooms, rushed mtottie building i night iu Urpnty Wanleii ICeofa qaartrs
at the risk of his life and earned out the J J., the jenittiary. The deputy warden
women and children, making three tnp WRH bU,Toi1w ifom i,e cokt . rlaosd.
into the burning bonne. Murphy was so T.. . v, niirm. ,-. ii,e . ,4,
dazed tual he was almost unable to get out "I" """ St ui ,? ,lt ,!
of the house. All were rescued without J on.fl"TJUnu Jjm
losses will be $"..000.
A batallion of twenty firemen and over
100 volunteers are at work citautug away
Earne't Casper, one of the thru men
known to 1 dead, was working in the
cupola at the time of the explosion. Tins
cupoia was lift edjilmot entire and thrown
a disrance of sixty feet to tb" south Hide of
the street. The mutilated form of Cattptzr
is somewhere under the wrcc.
CLEARING A WAV THE I'HJUIR.
A'khU H:'j thr excavating iwrtv lbov
erexl the lly of .1 man which wan sop
jtosf-d to b" tlutt of Ktigineer Millar. TIm;
xrpe was foiuni on the north driveway frf
the mill and wju &tvrTvl with ahut the
tnt of debris. The lower part of the ImhIj
lqis coverd with hntiw and bun.- anil
the face wa. manglfd j-o that it conld not
1?" rgni."d 'I he nnfartunaJ nun had
evidently br blown from tberii.e room
(lr tn th driveway The liuil.-rs Uhy
bv nncovfri and are mtAct. which dis.
int-- of th- tbeorj that they hwd iplfxli.
The polR say ther ta no -rid,orf of th
of dyuamif. arul it 1 now HiHlersi
Cfrtain tltat miii dut was tn nmterjj vx-pio-jed.
TEE 0ISTER PI2ATIB.
Another loconster BVxten tta Jlzrj
laad Kavy and Elal Drtsdgftrs.
ASAroUS, 3Id , Dtc 1L A dispatch
receive! here todaj- say that th:rr ra
brs-ii an engageim'nt btwsfj the tt
navy sieaiwr Gvftraar Mciaut aod tb-
Two of ha dnedgpr
bontKWervBHnkand a anmbi' of ti-ri;
captured. One of the crew of thr Gnrmiar
McLwn was sOw. TWjs k the &m JJfet
btwcHn the itaxo Jkhery force ad the
drwfcjer 4ns the MTtnr It b-?o psro
rideri wiUi cannon. Tit: despatch reodTd
waa frtm Centrerillt, Mnd by Cap
tain T. B. C Howard. coftunnad
usg the sUsmser McImb. &zl&
toiay to Commander Plaimao. and xtAlci
that the 'trainer Iia1 a wrver fight !.
sight; tfcat it bad auoL to UwttA. cap-1
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iuicu vw7 Mivi uiu iszaa Oi iJTV
The steamer was riddled with balls and
one of his crew. Mate Charles Frazler, wa3
shot in the arm. Captain Howard re
quested that help be sent at once. Tha
Governor Thomas, Captain Loker, was
sent immediately to his aid. The McLean's
twelve pound canuon was mounted la5
night and she started immediately for tha
Chester river, where it was thought that
the illegal drediring on Tort Siddou
ground Was continuing. The Governor
Thomas' cannon i aboard and carpente.s
wpnt with her with the hope of mounting
it before she reached the scene of action.
CHICAGO, Dec 11. The Arbeiter Zeitnng
was out yesterday with an article boasting
that after the members of Arbeiter Bund,
were driven from GreifTs hall Sunday,
they returned to a secret place, (probably
the headquarters 'of the Invisible ctiu-
mittee") nnd held a mevtmg, at which
speeches were made and the following rev
olutions were adopted
Be it resolved. That we brand - and con
demu the mode proceeding of municipal
govei nment a illegal, brutal aud uncon
stitutional, and that we under all circum
stance shall support anil keep intact th
Arbeiter Bund, that we expect that all
liberal minded organisation will assist
us in so doing; that they, like us will pro
test against this impudent infringement
of the constitutional rights of an assem
bly." The Arbeiter Zeitunc say further Re
organization progresses. Messrs. Tloehe.
Boufield. Hubbard mav rest assured that
if the right of free assembly is suppressed
in a year from now there "will not be ouo
ward iu Chicago which will not have ono
or more secret socialistic societies. Tho
police are powerless in the face of such or
ganizations. They might control open
mef tings, but in spite of many spies they
have not the slightest idea what happens .
at our secret sessions. We can only w.m
the battle in this w iv. The- Arbeiter Bund
held regular meeting last evening at Tha
lia hall. Subject for discussion was; "He-
ligiou is the Lvil of Humanity." The po
lice did not lntefere.
Interstate Oonimeroe Investigation Re
veals Peculiar Methods.
Chicago, Dec 11. Not since the Inter
state commerce law passed has an investi
gation of the Interstate eommerct com
mission revealed such an amount of crook
edness on the part of railroad companies
as one now beiug made in the city, by
Chairman Cole and Commissioner Mor
rison of tho methods used by railroads iu
transacting their jwissenger traffic. Rail
roads have already planned enough to
convict every road centering iv this city oC
willtul Violation of the law. not only u. re
gards long and short hauls, but as abo to
discrimination between pa&ssnger rates.
Charges heretofore made nearly all
throuixh passenger traffic of tho ronds is
done through scalpers tor the exprun pur
pose of avoiding an open reduction ami to
keep up rates between local points havo
been "ubstantiated. Not one of the lnrgj
number of railroad officials who have been
examined, were able to give a plausible
reason for selling to scalpers at inucn
loer rates than thoy sellnt thei-otlirt-b,
nor tell why they persisted iu making
enormous commissions iu selling to scalp
ers, hotel runners, hack drivers, and other
who could command any business. Their
only excuse was they had to do it, because
their competitors were doing it.
The commission has now come to tho
conclusion that heroio measures aro re
quired to bruiK railroads to a realization
offtho fact that Hay fan no longer
violate the law with impunity. The pnu -tice
of do.nj; thi-ir through biistnew
through scalpers, who admitted Unit their
business was carrn-d on in violation of
law. will have to Iks stopped and tho
method of paying commission for tint
sale of tickets either to scalpers or coupon
ticket audits u ill also have to count U an
, occupation ot scnij.en ni oilier muitwu
in the sale of railroad tickets, an lht rail
roads could not aflord under the rirenm
stances to nell them ticket at rhiod
rates or pay oommision. Tile coiMinis
fioners will un-ot the managers of variww
roads centering m thi city today.
xmv York, Dec ll.-Mrs. Jay 3emM
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juito rm uri.
HAXIf AX, Dff. II. P?o broko tmi hint
win & Co 's muw? Mom wh Ui .tl.'r I
Mtrojed by ilrs t t o'cWfc tins io rmiiK,
I.os, $7&,t Oh itHumHce not knuwii
NATtHfc. Mn., Dfr. !1 I .
Harvin, manaKrr of Irrlard jl t ' .
ldow Vhlalia, j . y-n. - ' vl
mortally wrmtMlwl a wro n.iii-,t 1 r nl
Turner, wtio fnilwd u d j'mi! i,
CatahCHjlA Parwih I. , ha. -- 't
aren'of annbT ': 4 arid Urn ' ' ,
Imt Ihts i&tif v ld Wi. -
tinatiori. H M. SfaKuii w rlit,' j m
the ruad mar IlArrio'X't r b-: s
flred upw by an 'ir.kii 111 p-w.f. '' m
aniimah with a. d" ,-r'lll ' t n
The ehrKe tfV "! n b. - 1 an
murdervT th firwt wi b-t i,.- lit
TtKtim hni with s ruibrir
Gtnnue liueknl" w m ksPwl ytu "iy
near hu home it ( dd ;nl, by NS . . t
Tnc. A BMtn nin"l i 1 vnt f ) f:,J.
ct"d. Itotb b v-'') rrtH)
HlVfRHEAt. 1 J . I li Y "ll
bnry Hnwjiitj 1 t jM t , v - z
fw tfee tnurticT ' 'it '!mul.ei ,
oi lliptl- i.ish' ' -mmniaj t mr
JJEKUi, IM 1J T' tmhcl ui'4m
named lllafcw aad 1'x.i. t fj.it.t wi
today with vtum Btnkm rn f , lly
woundwi. Th dOsrf wa if r'i "' a
niur7l or th turfS-l ttr St' hen '
i litOMntvK. J- if In tb fojr i.r
1 iaUitu: cmst h? Fmrtr had y
f.uiil lwt , owiBst Ut thr fwmnnuw rtr.' .- aw
t dqitalif .sMiri ajtfi liatt-ri t-,r '. ui
lig hinx f:tf fjnA, priar wa. l-i
BtlTISH GftAt.N TRAOE
Lojryo Ir. I. -Ttnf Ma1t Ia ? Jt
prev. In Ju v:Jci rww of the U' aa
grain tr-de, tayiw
"O&A dry Eni;lih wImk hor w a
tc.n'l nrif v but ths balk of tlnr off-'- 'age
I of p-wr quality, nnd 1& f4Jcd Im. Vw
rhf. mtzfl good forrif. ho 4m 1 Q
VL Th vl of KiMi wavsat donr " ha
c w T&,'z. unntutr, a A
az!at &k,"?A qrtir nt 21a d.
dorlag tie e rfnfrpoo'Ha-y p-
rio.1 lt yar. f1or i tfiUhriiU
to sil. thf m'.klswA o( the whwr, lit
abwdar of Trf'nbr and lh- Call n
Uw prio of ifiUn hiio th" ttm
ntxiiHo ot htm&A. PorHs wfct-t i 4
pet. KJi ba doctm! 1 and Cal
IfTnta 6d. iodfai wdy. lJrcntt -eerd
a fail ot M per cnJ otx Awjrtewi
iMi- aod Kqmm ri whflftfe. & Id fr
ccatal 00 UdlUn.
At utlayS m&zktt, flnsftnh wheeu
wer Anmer. forefw wheabt wera itdy.
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