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VOL. X NO 94:
WICHTIA, KANSAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 6. 1889.
WHOLE NO 1500'
5j? - -vn jgi
123 to 127 Main Street.
We are going into tlift Millin
ery trade and our opening will
be about March 20th. The ex
act date we will name later.
It has been a surprise to many
in and out of town, that we
have not been keeping Millinery
right along as itis really a part
oi the dry goods business. We
never had room to keep a stock
of millinery commensurate with
our other business and we don't
want to do anything unless we
have an opportunity to do it
2v"ow having leased the second
floor of our store rooms, giving
ns 55 by 100 feet additional
room, we are in shape to go into
Millinery in a manner in keep
ing with our business.
Our Millinery department will
be in charge of a lady whose tal
ent as a trimmer and designer
has been sought after by some
of the best millinery houses in
this country, and we could only
a yearly position at a high
price, with facilities to visit
the eastern millinery fashion
centers eacli season.
Our Millinery goods will be
sold on the same basis of profit
as our dry goods, popular close
prices on all goods in our Milli
nery department will be ob
served. We will always keep a large
stock, we will own it at as low a
price as. any house in this coun
try and we will sell it right;
that you may depend on.
All the elements of success
will be applied in our Millinery
department, prudent and effi
cient management, the latest
and most fashionable goods as
they appear in this country and
prices that will save you money
and merit your support.
"The : FASHION,"
203 North Main Street.
NOW : OPEN!
Glows, Hosiery, Embroideries
Ladies underwear, Dress Trimmings,
Comprising all the Novelties of tlie
Season. Most elegant line of
Ever seen in Wichita. Everything
new. All the novelties.
Everybody is invited to Inspect.
123 to 127 North Main Street
SPRING WRAPS! SPRING JACKETS.
This "Week tvill be Opening Week on Spring: Wraps. We have been
ready in this department for several days, but the weather was not pleasant
for shopping so we waited for fairer weather. We are prepared to show
you the most extensive and desirable line of spring garments ever of
fered to you here. These garments were selected by 3lr. Munson from the
largest manufactories in New York, and we can assure you that very low prices
will prevail during this great sale. If you are going to need a spring wrap,
now is the time to purchase, and you can wear your garment through the en
-Cut Pre on Spring Wraps This Week.
Let's see if this Bargain won't Please You.
We have something here that we can't often get, but Mr. Munson picked
them up at a New York commission house. They are mill lengths in 87 inch
all wool dress Flannels, they run from 2 to 12 yards, the dress lencthsare neat
ly rolled on boards and branded. We won't keep you in suspense, here are the
prices on dress lengths of 7, 8, 9 and" 10 yards. 7 yards of this 87 inch all wool
dress flannel at 172 cents, 8 yards at 196 cents, 0 yards at 221 cents, and
10 yards at 245 cents. We will just tell you on the inside that these dres3
lengths won't be stayers with us, they will sell on sight, for they are good,
dressy, and will wear well.
We Did Happen to Secure
A case of 3-1 inch Henrietta, there is nothing remarkable about this, but
we will sell them while they last at 22 1-2 cents a yard, this is quite remark
able when others think them bargains at 33 and 40 cents. 22 1-12 cents will
take them now.
A case of fine lace scrims -will be offered Monday and until closed at 10
cents per vard. These are much better goods than are usually offered at this
price. We are making the lowest prices on popular lines of Lace Curtains ever
attempted. Look at our Lace Curtains, it will pay you.
Our Millinery Opening will take plaee soon.
In spite of the muddy weather our dress goods department was well pat
ionized last week, this week will bring tne rush, the crowd, the hum of busi
ness. We are read for you, never before have we been so well prepared, our
counters, shelves and tables are groaning with tiie loveliest, cheapest dress
fabrics ever produced by foreign and domestic mills. This will be our great
dress goods week, bargains at every turn. Drop in and see.
Our Millinery Opening at an early date will have some
pleasant surprises for you.
123 to 127 North Main Street.
IISMI IM 7.
The Ligbt in Which President Harrison's
Inaugural "Was Regarded.
. Lon'dox, March 5. The Morning Post
says concerning President Harrison's in
augural: "President Harrison's address is
marked by a commendable absence ot"
bombaat, and if ttiis nmrks the tone of the
future policy, another element in the con
cord of the world will have been secured."
The Daily News says: "Gold had a more
decisive inllueuceou the late election than
on any that has gone before. The rich on
both sides virtually bin places in the ad
ministration by liberal donations to cam
paign funds. It is a form of the purchase
system which bodes no good to the state,
and shows that civil service reform
mut begin at the very apex of the
pyramid. President Hairison's inaugural
oddress is remarkable for its numerous
loieign allusions. The union may relune
to giow in territory, but cannot refuse to
grow iu mtere.-ts. The creation of a navy
15 evidently due to other considerations
than the necessity for reducing the sur
plus. The world may soon have to reckon
with a new naval power. There are more
disquieting signs for those who care to
hod them in the curious interchange of
views on commercial union between Cana
da and America than in the fisheries ques
tion." The Times doubts whether President
Harrison's proposed new departure rela
tive to naturalization laws would be ad
vantageous, either for America or for the
lest of the world. Mr. Elaine's foreign
policy, it say appears promiuently in the
address. The general assertion iegarding
coaling stations and hnrbor is piobably
iuteuded to cover both Samoa and the
Canadian fisheries. In the department of
iinauce the Times thinks President Harri
son's views are not very clear.
The Daily Telegraph .says: "There is
nothing at all m the addre.-s to e.vcite
alarm. The fact that Mr. Harnson is so
well disposed to deal with foreign affairs
in a calm and equitable spirit will be re
marked with satisfaction by every countiy
iu the old world with which America his
friendly relations and occasional differ
ences." The Chronicle says the address will be
searched in vain for anything calculated
to enlist the svmpathie of Englishmen.
The Standard, conimentinc on the inau
gural message of President Harrison, says:
'"The mes-ase on the whole, is disappoint
ing. Mr. Harro s was under a special ob
ligation to strike a resounding cnonl.
Some of the phrases suggested Walt Wnit
man, but it is mere rea-onable to credit
the prolific fancy of Mr. Blaine with its
full unaided inspiration. It was certainly
not written to please Anglo-Saxons on this
side of the Atlantic If its form was not
adopted with any viewtoourappreciation.
still less wa its. matter.
All the Unionists dailies make a point
of Mr. Harrison's- refetence to law and
order as a lesson to England in the Irish
MARY L. BOOTH DEAD.
New Yohk, March 5. Mias Mary L.
Booth, editress of Harper's Bazar, died at
her residence Xo. 101 East Fifty-ninth
street, at 5 o'clock this afternoon.
RHODE ISLAND'S LIQUOR LAW.
PnoviDEXCE. March 5. Today the house
of representatives' committee reported in
faTor of repealinc the prohibitory amendment.
THE NEW CABINET.
PRESIDENT .HARRISON'S ADVISERS
APPOINTED AND CONFIRMED.
Blaine, Windom. Proctor. Tracey,
Noble, "Wanamaker, Miller and
Rust the Men Named.
The Senate in Executive Session Immedi
ately Confirms the Nominations by
a Unanimonj Vote.
Resignations of the Retiring Cabinet Ac
cepted by the President Mr. Elijah
Hal ford Qualifies as Private Secre
taryChanges in White House
WASHINGTON; March-5. President Har
rison today sent to the senate the follow
ing nominations: t
Secretary of state James G. Blaine, of
Secretary of the treasury "William Win
dom, of Minnesota.
Secretary of war Redfield Proctor, of
Secretary of the navy Benjamin F.
Tracey, of New York.
Secretary of the interior John "W. Noble,
Postmaster general John Wanamaker,
Attorney general W. H. H. Miller, of
Secretary of agriculture Jeremiah Rusk,
"Washington, March 3. There was no
diminution but rather an increase today
of the crowds that have held possession of
the capitol for some days past. Long be
fore noon every seat and standing place in
the galleries was filled and the corridors
and stairs were packed with people anx
ious to obtain even a peep, into the senate
When Mr. Ingalls entered and took the
seat he used to occupy before being chosen
as presidinc officer, he was greeted with a
round of applause from the spectators and
a like compliment wasqiaid to Vice-President
Morton as he came in with the chap
lain. The opening primer had allusion
to the peaceful and hopeful change in the
administration of the government
After the reading of yesterday's journa!
Mr. Edmunds reported that tne commit
tee which had been appointed yesterday to
wait on the president and inform him of
the meeting of the senate in extraordinary
session had performed that duty and had
l.aon . frtivnil Ki. flio nTpaTrlonf. thnf. li
would, early today, communicate with '
the senate in writing.
Mr. Marston was sworn in by the vice
president, and took his seat as senator
from New Hampshire.
In the meantime Mr. Pruden, one of the
president's secretaries, bad delivered a
insssagft in writing (being the cabinet ap
pointments) and on motion of Mr. Hale
the senate proceeded to consider them vith
closed doors. The senate promptly con
firmed them all, and adjourned at 12:45.
The proceedings in executive session
were of the most formal character. Ac
cording to the almost unbroken line of
precedents the nominations of members or
ex-mem bera of tne senate were continued
without reference to committees. Messrs,
Blaine and Windom being of this class,
Vice-President Morton's" question as to
them: "Will the senate advise and con
sent to this appointment," was answered
affirmatively Dy the unanimous vote and
so as to all the rest,
There was no objection raised to any of
the names by anyone.
THE WHITE HOUSE EMPLOYES.
Washington, March 5. Mr. Elijah Hal
ford took the oath of office as the presi
dent's privtae secretary last uight. It was
administered by Mr. .Crook, one ot the
executive clerks. He formally assumed
his duties this morning. There were
several appoiutments maae in the force at
the mansion today. Captain E. S. Dins
more was appointed on the clerical force
and assumed duty in charge of the lower
floor of the house.
E. F. Tibbot and Miss Alice B. Sanger,
of Indianapolis, were appointed clerk.
There has beeu no changes in the old
force, all beinc retained so far. Hugo
Simiu, of Chicago, has been appointed
steward in the place ot William T. Sin
clair. President Cleveland's valet, who
It was found necessary yesterday to dis
continue the services of two of the servants
on account of intoxication during inaugur
A CHINAMAN SHOT.
Pa"a. 111., March 5. Sang Wo. a young
Chinaman, came to this city a little over
two years ago and started a laundry. By
thrift and gentlemauly conduct he bus
done a good business and made considera
ble money, but like all young men he had
an admiration for the fair sex. He fell in
love with Miss Belle E. Elgan, a prepo
sesinK young lady of this city, who
seemed to return his love according to
his statements, and the time for their
wedding was set for today. Meanwhile,
Mis Elgan has been i ting as house
keeper for Wm. Williams, a man with two
children, who lives on a farm five miles
northwest or the city.
Sunday the young iad came to the heme
of the Cliinaman, it is alleged, and induced
him to start with her for Taylorville on
fot. as there was no tram, and they
would cet married there today. They left
thi city about S-0 o'clock last nicht,
walking hand in hand along the Ohio &
Misis-;rp. railroad toward Taylorville.
When abut four miles out thty left the
railroad Tack and proceeded north along
a new wagon road cot much traveled, and
after going half a mile some man walked
up btftde tue pair and shot the
Chinaman above the ritrht ear.
the ball entering his skull. He fell and the
VS.- . ii V I
The Chinaman finally came to
his senses and wandered to a farm honse.
The farmer brought him to Pana. arriving
here abont 1 o'clock this morning. Con
stable George Maryland this morning went
to Owaaeco and arrested Miss Eiinn at the
home of Williams. She is now m jail
Williams wa traced to Taylorville by
Marsland and City Marshal Mays, ad ar
restee and jailed there, oa a warrant is
sued from this city, charging' him with the
crime. Circumstantial evidence is very
strong that the girl and one or more ac
complices enticed the Chinaman out of the
city and attempted to murder him for rob
bery, as his house was broken into some
time last night, and ! is missing. Sane
Wo now lies in a critical condition, and
will probably die.
PIGOTT'S REMAINS IDENTIFIED.
LONDON, March o. English detectives
who were sent to Madrid today, Identified
the remains of Pigott in the presence of
the British consul, who tben ordered that
the body bs interred.
1 . .
A MUNSlY LENDER'S FLIGHT.
QUEBEC, Que., March 5. Adolph Chap
eron, a notary, came to this city a year
ago. and opened an office where he loaned
money on mortgages and invested money
for people who didn't care to attend to the
business themselves, especially as he guar
anteed 12 per cent on all the money pnt
into his hands. This jnst caught the
French Canadians, who flocked to Chap
eron 's office. He loaned money to clerk's
taking liens upon their salaries at 10 per
cent per week. He lamed money to em
ployes of the government at 5 per cent per
week, and to members of the provincial
parliament at 2 per cent per week, taking
always a lien npon their salnries, collect
ing the latter every pay-day, and loaning
it out the next for the same old 10, 3 or 2
per cent, which he deducted.
Among tne clients who put their money
into his hands to Zbe invested in this peeiij
liar manner was Mayor Langeller. Three
members of parliament, who didn't have
to borrow money, and the Order of
Ursuline Nuns, who. while their princi
ples do not allow them to become usurers,
did not object to Chaperon doing the usury
act for them. Chaperon became famous.
Half the salaried people in town paid
tribute to his cent-per-cent milL He
drove his horses tandem, lolled under the
most expensive robes in the most fashion
able of sleighs, magnificently furnished a
big residence in the upper towu, and hob
nobbed with John C. Eno, the J2.000.000
New York defaulting bank president. He
was a stunner, and cut a swath as wide
as a patent 10-horse reaper. A
week ago last Saturday he
was very hard on his customers
After collecting his loans he said that he
had a very large amouut of money, bat if
they would call on Tuesday he would ac
commodate them. Some of them, in order
to be sure, paid Chaperon a week's interest
on the prospective loan in advance. Last
Tuesday there was a steady stream of im
pecunious people to Chaperon's office. A
notice on the door said he had gone to
Montreal, but would return next day.
Next day came but no Chap9ron. His
clients became alarmed, investigation was
made and it was discovered that he had
mortgaged all his property for more
than its value and had left town.
The Ursu ine nuns tore their
hair and acted like mortals
generally. The mayor put the entire city
police force to work trying to discover peo
ple who owed Chaperon money, and the
members of parliament unlucky enough
tn hnvn nnt. ninnmf inf.n life himHc fnr 'in-
! vm-tmoiif" oo rocrlp r call flmi.. nntac frf
a few hints as to where it now is. The
nuns, lose $10,000, the mayor loses 3,500,
the members of parliament 4,300, and
others an aggregate of $3,000. There is
not the slightest clew to his whereabouts.
All his books are gone, and any man who
offers to give 12 per cent for money, or
money for 500 per cent is liable to get
pitched oil the Jc itadel into the St. Law
rence. GERMANS DISSATISFIED.
The President's American Policy Too
Strong to Suit Berlin Papers.
BERUN, March u. Excepting the Tage
blatt and the Vossische Zeitung, the
papers here reserve their opinions on Pres
ident Harrison's inaugural address. Tho
Tageblatt says that the address shows an
arrogant spirit and that it does not dis
play particularly friendly feelings toward
The Vossische Zeitung says: "Friends of
America hoped for a moro friendly dispo
sition from Harrison than from Cleveland.
The message hardly strengthens that
hope, referring to American interests as
necessarily supreme a view other nations j
will not be inclined to recognize." I
These criticisms arise from ill-informed j
expectation that the message would con
tain some deliverance on the Samoan dis- j
pute which would indicate the Intention j
of the new government to reverse the Bay
ard policy in a direction that would meet
Germauy's desires. More balanced and I
conservative utterances ought to appear j
in the semi-official prtws, which, though
not likely to comment upon the message
in a spirit of admiration, will not commit
the mistake of supposing Mr. Harrison j
ouKhtto have made a more explicit state- I
ment regarding fcamoa.
In a brief allusion the Politishe Nachri
chten speaks of Mr. Harrison's declara
tions as in every way calculated to in
spire confidence in a speedy and success
ful settlement, the recall of Captain Lnry
indicating that another aud a healthier
breeze has bemin to blow in WashiiiKton.
Tonight's Post, alluding to the opening
of the restored Republican regime, as
sumes that one of the first steps of the sec
retary of state will be to appoint delegates
to a conference on Samoa in order that the
question may be settled without delay.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION MEETING
COLl'MAC", O., March 0. The represent
atives of the clubs ot the American base
ball association will convene foi business
at 10 o'clock a. m. tomorrow. The dele
gates here are Messrs. Byrne and Doyle.
Brooklyn; Speas and KrantolT, Kansas t
City; Harrj' Stern and Schmelz, Cincin
nati; Von der Abe, St. Louis; Barneer j
"Waltz, Baltimore; Sharsig and Whitaker, ,
Philadelphia; Davidson and Balto, Louis
ville. President Wheeler "Wykoff and
the local directory are entertain- f
ing the guests. There are a i
large number of baseball reporters I
preseut to attend an adjourned session of I
the Scorers' a-ociation. Messrs. Byrne.
Schmelz and Krautotl. committee on codi
ricjition and revision of the constitution, j
have been in session all day and evening
getting their report ready to be submitted
to the meeting tomorrow. A number of i
rules were adopted at the St. Louis meet- '
iug which the committee is codifying and
putting in shape. The committee ha- i
nothing to give out until the report is ub-
miued to the Association. Mr. Bvrue will J
not present apian for classifying pla-rsl
in the Association of this meeting. " He '
thinks that the leauue plan had better be
given a fnir trial and if proven successful i
then it will be thought of and acted upon j
by the Association. He does not venture ;
an opinion, however, as to the adaptability
of the League plan, preferring toawait the
result of the tnal. Mr. Spt-as says that he j
will ask the convention to consider his
plan to incorporate the American Associa- i
tion into a pool. : plan Is to lorm an
association with eight clubs with suffi
cient capital invented to maKe the pool
self-sustamiujr, and to mitke money for
each of the eibt clubs besides, when they
have individ uully s;iven evidence of aup
porting them"elves In ess? of failure the
iraiichise is to be placed by the association
directory at its discretion. There will Lr
a president of the association with eignt
d.rectora. Each club will have a local
d. rectory of three membvrs The plan is
not in sym path v with Richler Miliemnm
Plan anymore than it eliminate minor
l.,I.ls-'-j .ut,. , : .
banding their players The president
of the association wiil be president
of each club, and no club snail have
original stockholders as its officers
Each cinb will pre-entja iist of name? of
its players to the general directory, and
tnat body, witnout the assistance or ad
vice of the clnb o turning in the list, will
determine the valne of each player. StccV
will be isueU to each player upon a ba-is
or the club's earning capacity The plan
Mr. Speas thinks, would do away with
the annual wrangling of labi as to
whether tbey will remain in the a-oc$a-tion
or no? and the qaarreanz aboat play
ers. The pool anc clatsined snlary ab
;e.fc will be di.-cisssd. bnt "Whaler
V ykoll says no action can be taken ot
ALTOOKi, Pa., March a. Slack's Moun
tain C2;y theater was bnrned tbix rnortw
ing. Tee Sre Is $nppoi to haTe been of
incendiary origin. The utrocture was
valued at $75,iXv; insurance STLS-to.
THRONGS OF UTORS
THE WHITE HOUSE THE CENTER
An All-Day Reception Held by Pres
ident Harrison, Thousands Be
ins Dnable to Enter.
Many Boted Personages Among Those
Present Congratulations Sent by
the Shah of Persia.
The New Chief's Home Policy Too Pro
nounced to Gratify the German Press
Hints Indulged in that Germany's
Samo:n Plans May be Inter
WASHIKGTOX,March 3.-The White Houe
wa the center of attraction today and
nearly all the thousands of visitors in the
city made it a visit.
Business was practically at a standstill
in all the departments, pending the change
of official heads.
Sightseers streamed through the corri
dors and kept the clerks busy answering
questions. The day at the White House
besan about i o'clock. The president and
his family did not finish their breakfast
and morning duties until that hour. The
president came down about 10 IS o'clork
and took his stand in the east room. Colo
nel J. M. Wilson, of the United States
army, stood by his side and assisted him
whenever necessary. He announced the
names of the earlier callers, but they came
so thick and fast that he was obliged to
discontinue so doing and allow the callers
to shake the president's hand and pass
alone. The reception continued steadily
for several hours with but few short inter
vals. The president continued his reception
today up to G:30 o'clock and shook hands
with thousands of person, including
members of many military and
civic organizations. Secretary Blame
came in with the rest of the crowd and
stopped for a short chat with the presi
dent. He was recognized by the waiting
throng as he left the house and was given
quite an ovation, hundreds of persous in
sisting upon shaking hands with him.
Another conspicuous visitor was Repre
sentative Randall, who called with the
At;):30 the grounds were still thronged
with people awaiting admission and a-, the
crowd was receiving fresh accessions
every minute, it became evident that
if the president received them
all he would have to keep up his' recepth n
indefinitely, He was also much fatigued
by his continued exertions. The receprion
was therefore closed for the day and those
in waitintz were informed that as it was
impossible for the president to shake hands
with all of them he would come out on the
porch and rev.ew them as they oassed
along. This announcement was wcl re
ceived and the crowd formed in a line and
marched across the portico while the presi
dent stood in the door way bowing his
acknowledgements of their salutations.
At (5 o'clock this evening General Har
rison gaven special reception to about 201
persons, comprising the Boys in Blue, of
Troy, X. y., and their wives and the Cleve
land urays, an organization wntcn in IMI
escorted William Henry Harrison through
Visitora Departing Secretary Whitney
Takes Leave of Hib Officers.
Washington, Mnrch 5. The strains of
martial music filled the air today as nu
merous organizations marched down
Pennsylvania avenue homeward bound
The suu, which ever and anou shed its ray,
through a heavy sky, burnished swords,
muskets, helmets and military trappings
and restored to tlaj;s and bunting the
brilliancy of which yesterday's rain hud
temporarily deprived them. The streets
were thronged and a steady stream of
humanity followed along the wide avenue.
"Home Again" was the refrain with
which Gilmore's band pleased the eari. of
the street audience as it headed the John
J. U'Bnen association, of New York,
on its march to the station Every mau
in liue carried a small valise and all dolled
their hats in unison in re?oonse to the ap
nlaue with whifh they were greeted ou
their way, "Wait Till the Clouds Roll
By" was a favorite air with many of the
bands, and it w.-in especially appropriate
when late in the afternoon the sun shone
forth britchtly and the sky became clear
for the tirst nine in many days.
Secretary Whitney took otliciul leave of
o dice rs and employes of the navy depart
ment this afternoon and at the
same time took occasion to
say a few pleasant words in rard
to his succession. He paid: "I am person
ally acquainted with Judge Tracey and
conquently can truthfully congratulnt
you upon his selection. He is a man of
probity and ability and will make an ex
cel lent vrcretary of navy It is a good ap
pointment." A cable message wa received at the
itate department tcday from the United
r-tates minister to Persia conveying the
shah's congratulations to President Harri
son. The menage wan ubuuttd to th
president who rqusted Secretary Bayard
to make suitable reply. Tne following tel
egram wat j-ent to the niimt-r in the evening-
"The president highly appreciates
and cordially reciprocate. the kind vzptm
sions of the ebtth lUuitn."
As President Harrison's family exceed
in number those of hs predccsora during
a anrntrer of year. a rerrangni!rl of the
rooms in that part of the executire man
sion set apart for their residence, has b"u
made necsary Arcording to the pres
ent plan the president wjil occupy the
central apartment on the oufh front
known as the 'Prince of Vals ro m
from the fact that the prince idept in :tt
chamber dunnz bi tX&j in " abinsr:o
many years ao Mrs. Harriaos a chain
br will be th adjoining nom ou U
noathwestern comer, ana the rooms oa
the north front uaye bf-a aviiznd to Mr
and Mrs. McKec, Mr aad Mrs. Kuisel!
Harrison and the McK childn-n.
All mcmbrs of President !iarrion
cabinet are in the city witb tht -xeepjo
of Postmaster General Wanamaker and
Secretary Knfc, wbo will, however, b
here tomorrow. All nwrobtn of ex-President
Cleveland cabinet tendered tnetr
retiznations to Prrtdent. Harrton yetr
day and he accepted inm today to take
effect npon tte qualification of thir uc
ctsftor. TEE ?II3lic TRASZLB,
Hi. Pamell is Gra:efni for Many Congrat
nktions on His "victory.
Jjyar&oz, March 1 Mr. Parnell, Csdinr
it impossible to respond to many Ittttr
received from both Earop and Ajnerie
congra-tolatinc him en the coti&p&e of tht
Times case again! Lira, desire throcsh
ths pres to thank tht writers of ths letter
Cocimnnicationi rtctired by Mr. Parar!.
comprise !ttr from ocerptcud quarter
from person in the highest rank of art,
literature and ndenc. Many writers &t
the revelation of the trial h7e converted
tsea from BalfourUts to Prnelllam.
THE MONTANA CHIEF JUSTICESHIP.
Heleka, Mont., March 5. A movement
will soon be put on foot here among the
Helena lawyers to recommend to President
Harrison a successor to Judge McConnell
for the chief justiceship of Montana, the
position to which Cleveland ap
pointed Judge Wade. The failure of
the senate to confirm this nomins
ticn has induced this action. The
trouble in making a selection is the
amount of salary. Xo leading lawyer of
prominence and reputation, with a largo
practice, will accept the place. Harlow,
who has been in Chicago getting signa
tures to a petition for his appointment, is
not well known here, and there is no dis
position on the part of the lawyers of the
territory to recommend him. He has
never practiced in the courts here, but has
principally lived on a, ranch. He is now
the agent for an eastern company
that manufactures patent sectional
houses which are shipped in cases and
put up by builders on vacant lots. Ho has
also held a position in the Montana
Central railroad office, and is engaged in
an important enterprise to build a large
canal in northern Montana. Thoso who
know him indorse him as a lawyer of
ability and capable of filling the position.
R. G.McIntyre, a well-known lawyer In
Montana, will probably be recommended
for the appointment.
A TOT.TJOffJLLAR PAILimE,
The Eeading Iron Works Closed by Finan
READING. Pa., March 5. Announcement
is made litre this afternoon of the failure
of the Reading iron works, which opurato
in this city blast furnaces, rolling, sheet,
tube and pipe mills, forges and mnchino
shops, employing in all over 2,500 hands.
The & mi has given notice of the suspen
sion of its payments and called a meeting
of its creditors, to be held at the Philadel
phia office of tho company next Thursday
nfternoou. It is one of the largest estab
lishments of the kind in America and dis
penses in wayea in this, city every year
over Jl.000.000. The tirt judgment entetvd
against the company was by the Reading
Railroad company for 140,000
The cause of the failure is generally at
tributed to the stringent condition of tho
iron trade President Colt, of the Reading
Iron Works company, when feen at the
otlice of tho company iu thi city, admitted
that the company had sunpeuded payment,
but declined to make any statement of
assets and liabilities. It was said ttmttt
list of the creditors is now being prepared.
Many of the stockholders in the company
A director of th company said this
afternoon that at a meeting to be held
Thursday shareholders will be asked to
take stock or lionds in exchange for their
claims. Hu added that unless this was
done the company would be forced to
liquidate and the creditors would then
get very little. Tho company has is-oied
250,000 first mortgage and 1150,000 second
mortgage bonds. In addition to this there
is ioOO.000 of preferred stock aud fcino,000
of common. The tloating debt said to be
It was stated this afternoon by a bank
f (resident that the company has sold a
arae amount of paper within the last six
month and that some of the Philadelphia
banks are heavy creditors.
About 2,50!) men were employed in tho
works at Reading. There are three rolling
mills, a steam forsc, a lnrxo machine shop
and foundry, a rail works and on i-f tbo
largest pipe and Hue mills in the country.
The works were originally owned br
Seifert, McManus &, Co. The firm failed
some years uico and the creditors then or
ganized and decided to contine the business
under the title of the Reading Iron works.
John Penn Brook was elected president
nnd Kdward W. Colt, general mauager
I Mr. Brook died about eiuhtyars sgo and
was succeeded by Mr Colt, who ha slnco
lieen executive head of the company.
Shortly after the organization of the com
pany there was some trouble CHUetl by
business depression and art exteuion niw
asked for and granted. A portion
of the indebtedness was paid
in cash and a portion m
preferred stock and dividends on the stock
have not Ix-en paid for some time pat
The company continued to do business
after the settlement wn made mid under
Mr. Colt's management enjoyed a period
of prosperity, but dullne in trade anil
shrinkage in prices finally rerwtielmed 't.
A stockholder of the company aid this
afternoon "I think that the plant is
worth J. '300,000 I do not know just whst
our liabilities are On January 1 tho com
pany had f.100,000 of mortgage lwnd out
staudiug. A new mortgage for '?),0Ul
was m4e and bonds were Issued. Of
these JoOQ.OOO wore issued to retire oM
bonds and tifOJinO to acquire
additional property. The com
pany owns about soveuty acres
m Reading and valuable property in this
city. We did a birgj buiness and two
years no were in very good condition W
put our money Into the builne-" fnst as
we made it. A large bunlncM was former
Iv done in piping natural km wJN nnd
tins has fallen oil considerably during the
past year. '
The liabilities are 'aid to t about il -OOO.OOO,
of this WOO.000 consists of fundl
debt and the balance, HOO.0QO. Is due to
various parties for material purchased at
SARAH LELAND'S CASE.
New Yokk, March &. Sarah C. Inland,
a niece of th lute Chief Jutlcc Salmon
P. Cna was today comrn.t ed for trial
by Justice Patterson, of the Jeueroo Mar
ket police court, in f000 bail. In default
of that amount sh wax locked up, though
she claimed that she was MifTering from
hemorrhage of the lungs. Mrs. Khzabeth
A. Daily was ths complainant against
Mrs. Leland. bhe charged hr w.th
stealing a pair of diamond ear
rings. valued at I3TS. nnd of
4lferting t2l5 from on of Mi
Irfily's tenants without accounting there
for. Mrs. IyUod denied both cArz,
bne svore that the diamond wre Ler
own, aud that she allowed Miss Daliy to
er them, wail Miss Daily dwiar-d
that Mr. Ldand bongbt th-ra for be?
(Ms Dailer wjth hr Mi- DaiJey
niooey Further Min Dailey d-cirrd
that Mrs. LJaad took theIian:ondsoat of
her ear while she was .ck. presnmsWf
for safe keeping and returned rhtce
stones, ia their plaee. Ms Anita In
land, daughter ot : acenwsj. scare dam
atns testimony against br MOthr
hoe said ihu h bd rehared the ts
timony sh was to giv before her mother
IT GOT THEHEALL BIGHT.
The Oklahoma Bill Diei en ikt Oderdar,
be; Iu PitmjMs re ?av.-5L
Washijsgtos. Marc i. Among th
men-res which died with te dying co
srrt wm the Oklabocc bill, which re
mained to the end npoo the ent calen
dar Svm ot its prtrritioo wire. Wwerer
Incorporated in th Indisa appropriation
but an area of lcd Tsbracinx sboat
btlL No territorial govern aient estab
lished, 6.MJM acre, a ik Indian terri
tory is Utrotrn opn to urttlensent.
The land forfeMcr Mil reached lb staje
of being reported to the hotxv tnr a confrr
tjcs report, bol wa killed by nilibustrr
isg. WANT CHURCH REMOVED.
Mrys-KAJfJUs March 3. Tfee Journal't
Bismarck, Dak., pciil ay; x'orty-flvc
tsembers of the irciklattire telegraphed
last night ie President llarriAOa aklaz
aim to Traiars Governor Ccurch sad to
appoint Secretary McCormick as &rtin.r
governor, the object bia.r to sltat 2
saore vws oa the part, at Ckarciu
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