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WICHITA. KANSAS. THUHSDAT M&BNBSre, DECEMBER 5, 1S89.
WHOLE NO 1736
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123 to 127 N.
A little talk with gentlemen about Christmas.
Yon knowyon've got-to "put up" for something
handsome and we've got the very stuff yon want,
and we want to guide you a little. Many a wife
wants a good black silk dress, something solid about
it, eo it's black silks we'll talk about today. A man
can buy black silks of us just as well as a woman
and get just as big a bargain. Ask the wife which
she prefers, black gros grain, black faille, black
rhadzamir, or black peau de soie, and then come to
us for it. We're just opening a big lot of them. We
don't pay two prices for them, we buy them right
and sell them as cheap as first-class goods can be
SICK UNTO DEATH !
No matter how well skilled the physician may be he cannot
give them relief. No power on earth can save them.
Nothing but "going out of business" can bring
them even temporary relief.
It Was Our Extreme Low Priees
And Far Superior Goods That Made
Our Would-be Competitors Siek.
And there is no remedy for it, for we intend to keep on
slaughtering right and left until there is not a garment left
of this Immense stock. It is not "trash" either, bought up
from some cheap auction house to humbug the people with,
tout good, clean, new goods from the best manufacturers in
the world. Our straightforward manner of doing buslDess
has madu us many warm friends and good customers. "We
do not resort to tricks and
We brand as infamous any dealer who will take a five
dollar overcoat and mark it $9.98 and tell you it is marked
down from fifteen dollars. Or one who will sell a pair of
cheap sheepskin gloves for 75c and tell you they are ''Oil
tanned calf skin which they formerly sold for $1.50." This
kind of trickery is practiced by those who do not intend to
remain in business long, and could not if they would, for the
people soon find them out and drop them instantly. We
We Sell More Overcoats,
More Suits of all Kinds,
More Pine Furnishing Goods,
More Hats and Caps,
TLian all the other Dealers Combined.
Simply because we have the largest stock, the best goods,
and sell them the cheapest, and no "funny business.''
COLE & JONES,
The One Price Clothiers,
208, 210 and 212 DOUGLAS AVENUE. WICHITA, KANSAS.
DON'T WAIT !
Until the last few days before Xmasto buy your Holiday
Presents, we are always so rushed with business
at that time as to make it impossible to
give you the attention we desire.
For beginning to buy now is, you can spare money in sev
eral small amounts much better and easier than to
pay out a large sum all at once.
Reason is the large and full assortment we can offer von
now which is being depleted daily. "All things are now
ready. Si You are expected and will be welcomed by
ROBINSON 4 CHAMPION.
'Emporium of Art and Beauty."
-Sedgwick Block, Wichita, Kan.
Don't Forget the Music to-night, 7 to 10.
5. W. Cor. Douglas ave. and Market
Our great reduction sale keeps
our store crowded all day.
There is no limit to the good
things we are letting out, and
Teaiiy no bottom to the prices
at which we let them so.
Our $1.25 Broadcloths, all
shades reduced to 90c.
Our $1 Henriettas, silk warp,
and no better goods made re
duced to 80c.
Our 7oc Cashmeres reduced to
Our all wool plaids and stripes
gular price 75c, reduced to
All wool Tricots, regular
price 50c, reduced to 3Sc.
All oiir regular 2oc dress
goods reduced for this sale onlv
Best quality Ginghams, regu
lar 12 l-2c goods, this sale 8c.
40c Flannels reduced to 30c.
30c Flannels reduced to 20c.
25c Flannels reduced to ISc.
We will sell you the best
Cotton Flannel you ever saw for
Table Linens, towels and all
housekeeping goods reduced.
Look at our Ladies' Under
wear at 46c; the regular price of
these goods is 05c, All-wool
Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Vests at
50c, sold elsewhere at $1.00
tliejr are a bargain. Better
goods at 75c, SI, and 1.25, all
worth fully one-third more than
our great reduction price.
Oinldrerrs and Men's under
wear m great variety, all reduc
ed in mices.
In Ladies' and Children's
Wraps Ave will cut still deeper,
as we intend to close them all
outbyXmas. Don't intend to
carry over a single garment.
You will save fully half the
price of the garment" by calling
With every purchase of one
dollar you receive a ticket in
our great one thousand dollar
Music Box drawing, the finest
instrument ever brought into
Can Comprehend the magnitude
Give Away Setae
At 405 East Douclas avenue,
Wichita, without going to see for
themselves, as words cannot ex
press the joy of the hearts macie
happy by receiving such fme
presents as are daily Deing given
Nine gold watches, thirteen sil
ver watches, two diamond studs,
seven walnut clocks, five silver
dinner castors, six silver berry
ten silver cups, rive dozen silver
plated knives, four dozen silver
plated iorks eight dozen silver
plated spoons, thirty-three ladies
gold lace pins, twenty-ninr ladies
gold earrings, and many other
articles which there is not space
to mention, have been drawn.
And the chances are just as good
now as when it first started, i or
when anything is drawn another
is put on the number in its place
to be drawn again.
Those who have called to see it
have pronounced it thd most
liberal and fairest give away
scheme they have ever seen.
The goods are Actuallv Given
Away ror goods are sold cheaper
than any other house in the state
are selling the same quality. And
every purchase of $5 ol more
draws bomething right on the
spot. We cannot give the names
of ail the lucky ones, as some ob
ject to it, but the following names
are of those who have drawn
gold watches and do not object:
J. E. Allison, carpenter ar Burton
car works; Mrs S. F. Lane, 252 If.
Market street; George P. Locke,
boot and shoe merchant: W. E.
Lawrence, salesman in MemTs
store, and others whose names
cannot be given.
A KANSAN SELECTED FOR A MOST
Judge David B. Brewer Kamed
Associate Justice of the
The Nomination Already Placed Before
the Senate by President Harrison
The Justice's Good BecorcL
Justice Miller Among Those Pleased With
the Appointment A Large Batch of
Important Measures Introduced in '
the Senate Terms of the
New Senate Members
Pized Capital Items,
Washington, Dec. 4. The president to
d iv sent to the sennte the name of Justice
David B. Brewer, of Kansas, to be asso
ciate justice of the supreme court of
Judge Brewer is about ."0 years old, and
a native of Smyrna, Asia Minor. Ilia
father, Rev. Josiah Brewer, was a mission
ary to that country hen the justice was
born, but returned to this country when
David was 3 years old. The appointee
graduated from Yale by a strange coinci
dence in the same class with Judge Brown,
of Detroit, and John Mason Brown, of
Kentucky, both of whom were promi
nently named in connection with
the appointment. After two years of
study of the law in New York city
31r. Brewer removed to Kansas where he
early took a prominent place in his profes
sion. He served two terms of six years
each on the bench of the supreme court of
tnat state and had entered upon the third
term when President Arthur appointed
him judge of the Eight judicial circuit to
succeed George W. McCrary. Judge
Brewer is a nephew of Justice Stephen J.
Field, his mother having been a member
of the famous Field family.
The appointment is generally
well received. Justice Miller.
over whose circuit Justice
Brewer has piesided, speaks of him in the
warmest terms, ranking him among the
ablest judges on the bench.
Dr. Moriison Munford, editor of the
Kansas City Times, says the appointment
will give satisfaction to all parties of Kan
sas. THE ffEW SENATORS.
Length of Their Terms Chosen by Lot
Eeports and Petitions.
Washington, Dec. 4. The credentials of
Messrs Pierce and Casey as senators from
the new state of Noith Dakota, were pre
sented, read and placed on file, and then
the two senators, escorted by Messrs Cul
lom and Washburn, advanced, to the desk
and took the oath of office.
Mr. Hoar, from the committee on privil
eges and elections, reported back the reso
lution offered by him on Monday, provid
ing a mode for ascertaining by lot the
classes to which the senators from the
three new states, North Dakota, South
Dakqta, and Washington, shall be assign
ed (as to their respective terms of service).
Mr. Cullom thereupon presented certifi-
cites from tho two houses of the North
Dakota legislature designating Mr. Pierce
as the senator for tne long term.
Mr. Hoar remarked that action had been
taken by the two houses of North Dakota
after the election of the two senators, and
he intimated that, under the constitution,
the legi'latme had nothing to do with the
matter, which was expressly devolved on
Mr. Gorman remarked that identically
the same case had been presented in regard
to the first senator from Minnesota, when
the legislature designated Mr. Rice as the
senator for the long terra, and when the
senate decided that that action could not
I bs regarded by ir.
Mr. Jomunas mat is tna way ir. was.
Mr. Cuilom explained thtt he had
thought it proper that the action of the
two houses of Noith Dakota should be
placed on the recouls of the senate as an
expression of their desire in the matter.
Mr. Call argued in favor of the right of
the legislature in the matter.
The resolution was agreed to and then
the drawing by lot (as provided by it) was
proceeded with, 'lhe result ot it was that,
of the two senators from the state of
Washington. Mr. Squire was assigned to
tiie class of senators v hose term expires
March 3, ISM, and Mr. Allen to the
class expiring in March, 1893. Of
the South Dakota senators Mr. Moody'-,
term expires March 3, 1831, and Mr. Petti
grew's March 3, 1S93; and of the North
Dakota senators Mr. Pierce's term expires
March 3, 1891, and Mr. Casey's March 3,
Y.trious executive reports and communi
cations were presented and referred to ap
Several petitions were also presented and
rilerred, among them the following: By
Mr. Cullom Or the Shorthorn Producers'
a-sociation, in favor of subsidies for
steamships to South and Central Amtrica;
and in favor of Chicago as the site for the
proposed wot Id's fair in 1S92.
Among the bills introduced were the
By Mr. Reagan To define trusts and
provide penalties for them. For ttie free
coinage of silv er. To repeal the act for
the sale of bonds. To redeem legal tender
By Mr. Dawes Extending pension laws.
He said that the bnl had been prepared by
a committee of the G. A. R. and that he
introduced it at their request.
By Mr. Cameron To encourage the com
By Mr. Stewart To provide for the free
coinage of both gold and silver and for the
issuance of com certificate to circulate as
By Mr. Morrill To refund the direct
tav s collected under the act of 1S6L
By Mr. Hoar rixiug the salaries of the
sevml United States district judges at
"(X.0i Also for the adjustment of ac
counts of workmen under the eight-hour
By -Mr. Blair For the establishment
and temporary support of common schools
A No a joint resolution proposing as
amendment to the constitution al'owing
woman suffrage and prohibiting the man
ufacture, importation and sale of alcoholic
By Mr. Spoon er To regulate commerce
By Mr. Mandersoa To grant pensions
to ex-solditrs incapacitated for manual
labor. To prevent the summary cancella
tion of pension certificate and to provide
a bearing in cases in relation to thereto.
By Mr. Piatt The copyright bilL
By Mr. Vance To repeal the civil ser
Br Mr. Evart Several bilLs to increase
salaries of United State circuit and dis
trict judges and providing annual leav of
absence tor custom house officials.
By Mr. Voorhtca For the payment of
arrears of pensions from date of discharge.
By Mr. Cullom To revive the trade of
general of the army. Also to eqnali
pension rates in certain cases.
By Mr. Farwell To perpetuate the
national bank system.
By Mr. Paddock For postoffice build
ings in towns where the postoffice receipts
exceed $3,000 a year.
By Mr. Hawley To revive the grade of
lieutenant general of the army.
By Mr. "Wilson, of Iowa Subjecting im
ported liquors to the provisions of the laws
of the several states.
By Mr. Davis Granting pensions to ex
soldiers and sailors incapacitated and to
By Mr. Mitchell To prohibit objection
able immigration, encourage desirable im
migration and defend American labor.
Also fori cent letter postage. Also for
the admission of Tdaho as a state.
By Mr. Frye For the appointment of a
commission on alcoholic liquor traffic
By Mr. Ingalls To enable inhabitants
of Oklahoma and No Man's Land to pro
cure title to town and city lots. Also to
remove the limitation in the payment of
Mr. Manderson offered a resolution
(which went over) as to the fixing of a per
manent boundary line between Iowa and
Mr. Vest offered a resolution (which was
referred to the committee on commerce)
calling on the president and secretary of
state for copies of all communications
since March 4, 1SS5, in regard to fees ex
acted or paid to United States consular
officers in Great Britain and to notarial
officer- there; for the verification of in
voices with copies of instructions issued by
the state department on that subject,
directing the secretary of state to inform
the senate as to the total number of m-
voices; whether notarial officers in Great
Britain are in some ca'-es British subjects
employed by and receiving compensation
from the United States as clerks or con
sular officers; and whether there is any ar
rangements by which consuls are benefit
ted oy such notarial fees. The secretary
of state is instructed to report ou all these
points precisely and in detail.
On motion of Mr. Hoar the select com
mittee on relations with Canada was con
tinned for the present session.
The senate then proceeded into execu
tive business, and soon adjourned.
THE SENATE'S FLOOD OF BILLS.
"Washington. Dec 4. The senate de
voted most of the day's session to the in
troduction of bills, the total number pre
sented being 50o against 593 on the first
bill day two years ago. Most of the
measures proposed were bills that failed
to becomo laws during last congress.
Among them were the following:
By Mr. Mitchell Extending the Mexi
can pension act to all who served thirty
days are more in any war since 1845.
By Mr. Turpie Granting a pension of
1 cent a month for each day's service in
the army during the late war.
By Mr. Vest For the purchase of a site
and construction of a public building in
Kansas City, Mo., at a cost not exceeding
By Mr. Wilson, of Iowa Amending the
interstate commerce act so as to provide
that any article of commerce the manu
facture and sale of which are prohibited in
any state shall not be transported and de
livered within the state by any trauspona
Senator Manderson introduced n bill, in
accordance with the recent recommeuda
tions of the secretary of war, to mcrease
tho efficiency of the infantry of the army.
Senator Farwell's bill to perpetuate the
National Banking association is identical
with that submitted by him at tho last
WESTERN PLATTERS AT THE CAPITAL
"Washington, Dec. 4. Fourth class post
masters were appointed for Kansas as
follows: New Albany, Wilson county,
Aaron M. Johnston, vice F. 31. Busby, re
moved; Ritchie, Montgomery county, J.
E. Harden, vice J. H. Ritchie, icsigned.
Kansas patentb were granted as follows:
William J. Arnold, Kansas City, refriger
ating device for box cars; John 31. Baird
and R. Saudstrom. Topeka, rainwater
cutoff; Frank R. Bigler, Kansas City, coin
holdor; Edwin F. Davis, Centralia, mail
bag; John H. Flesher and M. L. Ross
Tille, straw stacker; Leon C. Fou
quet, Magnolia, air cooling apparatus
for room; Clinton E. Graves, Kansas City,
cotton harvester; Hiram C. Graves, Nash
ville, boiler; John Hobson, Jackson, ob
stetrical forceps; Jacob Hooper and E.
Matviu, Sterlitig, hedge trimmer; Albert
S. Johnson, Girard, door check; William
T. Snedden, Wyandotte, mechanism for
operating station indicators; William T.
Sneddeu, Wyandotte, station indicators.
Pensions were allowed to the afternam
ed Kansacs: Original invalid: William
Downs, Industry; 31ichael Tedrick,
Hutchinson; E. Johnson, Garnett. In
crease: Burton W. Easley, BaxterSprings;
Benjamin Hale. Edgerton; William L.
Hurst, Independence; John C. Burchtield,
Emporia; Amos E. Couitnght, Abilene;
Robert Holder, Beloit City; Frederick Gif
ford, Concordia; William H. Cornett,
Toronto; .Michael Powers, Leavenworth;
Isaiah Driver, Sterliug; Daniel
31. Woodsworth, Ceutre; Henry
Berger, Leavenworth; Eli Arnold,
Healy; George A. South, Hamilton; John
E. Davis. Sterling: George Gardner, Goffs;
Daniel Err. Hutchmeon; Joseph Baker,
Ballard's Falls; John E. T. Patterson,
Culhson; George Anderson, Lapland;
Wilson S. Beat-, Tecumseh; James C.
Brannon, independence: Joshua Seyster,
Concordia; Archibald Scott, Neodesha; J.
Andrews, Hutchinson: Cyrus N. 3IaGilI,
St. John; Albert G. Leauh, Clay Center;
Henry Mowder, Fostona: George 3Iarr,
Clay Center; John orkman. North To
peka; James M. Carlon, Galena: Daniel
Merry, Montana: John C. Elliott, Concor
dia; John W Bates Paola; Ixmis 3Ioon,
Sedgwick. Reissue: John Gorgas. Burr
ton; Henderson Legrand, Alcoa. Original
widows, etc: Mary E , widow of W. S.
Haggard, Coffeyvule; Caroline Schafcr,
former widow of Jacob Long, Eudora.
WOOL NEEDS PROTECTION.
Washington, Dec. 4 At the national
wool growers' meeting a committee to
prepare an address to the wool growers of
the United States was appointed. Judge
Lawrence, of Ohio, delivered an address
upon the subject of wool growing in the
The feature of today's meeting was the
annual address of Hon. Columbus Delano,
of Ohio, president of the International
Wool Growers association. The sp-aker
read statistics from well known authori
ties tending to show the necessity of pro
tection in order to preserre the wool in
dustry, and then said: "No further argu
ment is needed to prove free wool is death
to the industry, and none who prefer the
interests of this nation to those of foreign
nations will fail to regret so serious a
blow to our wool growers and
to the nation at large as free
wool will inflict and none but tho under
influence ot personal interest or traditional
prejudices will fail to admit that the at
tempt to pnt wool on the free list is an
economic feature. lo those who favor
free trade as our true policy I address no
protest against free wool; from their point
they are right. If it be fre trade fetus
have it as n system pure and simple, with
out adulteration or duplicity under the
name of 'incidental protection. Let us
do one or the other and hare an economic
policy that is entitled to an honest and
correct name. "Tanff for revenue, with
incidental protection Is a delusion and a
fraud." In conclusion Mr. Delano strongly
advocated a protective policy.
At the coucltiaioa of the address the
meeting adjourned and the delegates in a
body called on the president and Secretary
Colsmbcs. O., rc. 4. W. O, Jlarqms
today filed the neceasary papers contesting
the office of lieutenant governor, upes K
L. Lamoson. who bad 23 maioritT.
AN OLD HAS SHOT TIIREE TIMES
IN THE HEAD.
Farmer "William Smith, of Pratt
County, the Victim of
His Step-Son tho Only Person Known to
Have Been Hear the Scene
A Story of a Mysterious Stranger Told by
the Young Man Editor Brady, of the
Salina '' Eepublican' Arrested for
Criminal Libel Burglars and
Horsa Thieves at Hope,
Spec'al Dispatch to tb Dallj Eagle.
PRATT, Kan., Dec. 4. William S ' a
farmer living three miles north of Pratt
City, was foully murdered this morning.
While at the barn feeding his stock he was
shot three times in the back of the head.
A coroner's inquest is now beiug held.
Strong suspicious rest on his step-son,
Charles Young, who was in the barn with
him at the time the shooting occurred.
Young says that while watering some
stock he saw n strange man talking to the
mnrdered farmer, and shortly heard shots.
He ran to the house o get a gun but upon
returning saw no more of the btranger.
Smith was a quiet, inoffensive, honest
man and no cause for committing such a
terrible act is kuown. The part suspect
ed is under surveilliance pending the cor
The coroner's jury holding inquest on
Smith's body is still in session, lleportcrs
arc excluded from tho inquest. Though
suspicion strongly points to Young as
knowiug more of the murder than he tells,
no arrests have been made.
BURGLARS AND HORSE THIEVES.
AiiiLEXE, Kan., Dec. 4. A special to the
Reflector from Hope, Kan., says th-t bur
glars entered the store of Henry Nickles
last night, blowing open the safe and tak
ing $20 in cash. The tools were secured
from a neighboring blacksmith shop with
which to iorce the entrance. After the
burglary tho depredators stole tho horse
and buggy of 11. Blcsh and left the place.
No trace has beeu found of thetn. They
were evidently professionals as their work,
was well done.
AN EDITOR CHARGED WITH LIBEL.
Council Grove, Kan.. Dec. 4 J. Leford
Biady, editor of the Salina Daily Republi
can, reached here today In custody of
Deputy Sheriff Stewart, charged with
criminal libel. The libel in question
crew out of an item which appeared in
Brady's paper about three weeks ago
stating that J. 3L Harvey whilo gorernor
of tho state pardoned his own brother out
of tho penitentiary. The case will come
np for trial before Judge Nicbol to
morrow. WANTED ON A BAD CHARGE.
Denver., Col., Dec. 4. Governor Hum
phrey has made a requisition upon the
governor of Colorado for the arrest of
Charles Christman, who is wanted at
Grand Junction, Kan , on the charge of
rape. Sheriff George Newinger, of Stan
ton county, Kansas, is in the state looking
for Christman, who is reported to bo at
Harrison's Earnest Efforts in Their Be
half Appreciated A "Poverty" BalL
Special Dispatch to the D!ly Esle.
GirrnniE, Ok., Dc. 4. Today, when the
people of Guthrie received the daily
Eagles bearing the president's messagr,
the business and property holders at ouce
decided to hold a meeting of ratification
at Allison's hall. The attendance at the
meeting was immense, and many were the
speakers. "Soocere" were free to admit
that the crossing of the line a few hours
before the president's proclamation said
they should, was one of the biggest mis
takes of their lives, but said that, they
were here and loved the country and peo
ple, and intend living in the land of Okla
homa. The meeting passed resolutions of grati
tude to Prebident Harrison aud Secretary
Noble for the earnest manner in which
they have asked congress to bring about
early legislation for the people of Oklaho
ma, which was telegraohed to the presi
dent and secretary tonight.
The meeting closed with a "God bless
the law abiding citizens of Oklahoma aud
President Harmon." who has the welfare
of sixty thousand souls at heart, who have
neither congressmen or senators to repre
sent them for their own country.
Your traveling correspondent has at this
late hour, 11,45 p. in., the pleasure of
taking in the ga tes of an elegant
bill, entitled "Poverty Ball." under the
auspices of the Waite Hose Xo. I at Mun
dy's halL No "hiled shirts" or "trutkofs'
allowed. The floor managers are Far
well, Ratcliffe, Waite, Ruffcer; master of
ceremonies, S. 31. Decker.
The object of the above title is an offwt
to one given a week ago, a fancy dress
ball. The program is mostly neatly ar
ranged, printed on heavy brown paVe
board. One hundred and ninety-five
couple are present and the elegant die
shows that the "biled shirt" order wa
not fully carried out.
HENNESSEY STILL EsOOMING.
SpecUi Di;ucfa to ite D.Ujr !.
Hekvessey, I. T , Dec. 4 Hcnneey 1
still booming. Her growsh has nerer
slackened. There are now more than
fifteen business boues ia course of con
struction and ftcort? of residence.
Hennessey is what is known as the Rock
IUnd town. 1m situated foar mile touUt
of the strip line, is in the center of a w;
agricultural district and today there is a
home on most every quarter ttioa.
Every day the Rock Laiacd unload many
hooe seekers, and it Is a very rare thing
when a person looks farther than Hss--sy
or toe surrounding country to be sat
isfied. Unlike towns south, we hare ifi
purest of water, and sfcknevi js rare.
When the atrip i opeced litanttmj
will be the distributing point for the
whole western part of it, being the sttreat
point. There is a apleiidld opening for all
lines of biuiaess, especially furniture,
harsass and faraithlng goods. Should
any of yonr readers be desirous of kcaiing
with Ui tfcey may write direct to the
Hennevy Town company who wH be
glad to give them a!J the reliable informa
tion regarding towns, country or business
outlooks tfeat ther saar desire, but it is
preferred that everyone should call and
see for themselves, for, as in the past, all
will be satisfied. As to school privileges,
Hennessey has the best A private school
is to be operated with a large attendance,
but within thirty days there will be
public school A district has been formed
embracing an area of five mile square,
surrounding Hennessey, and a school
house will be built at once.
ATCHISON'S METROPOLITAN POLICE.
ATCHISOX, Kan., Dec. 4. In a communi
cation to the city council last night. Mayor
Waggener outlined his position relative to
the metropolitan police commission of the
city. He thought if the city could get the
surplus money now in the hands of the
police department, the occupation tax
might be repealed, or at least modiGed. If
the police commissioners continued to
arbitrarily withhold money that the city
ought to have, the council must resort to
other means of revenue provided by law.
While the city has no control over the
police department, still the city has the
right of investigation, and tne right ot
petition. If there is no good reason for
withholding the police revenue, the city
can confidently appeal to tho chief execu
tive of the state. If the chief of polico la
in the habit of collecting sum of money
from violators of the law without giving
receipts therefor such proceedings are
wronir and should not bo tolerated, if
thereis a law to prevent it. The matter
should bo investigated thoroughly and a
full report made to tho council by January
1, so that the council may know what to
depend on in the matter of revenue. The
communication was referred to the com
mittee on licensee. 3fr. Fisher, chairman
of the committee, says that a thorough in
vestigation of the workings of the metro
politan police department will be made.
STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
Paola, Kan., Dec 4. The twenty-third
annual meeting of the Kansas State Hor
ticultural society assembled in the Grand
opera house here today aud will continue
in session three days. Being tho first (lay,
aud owing to the lateness of the a.umbly,
no business of importance wan transacted.
The officers present are: President, Juds;e
Houk, of Hutchinson; vice president, M.
Allen, of Hayes City; treasurer, 3Iajor F.
Holslnger, of Rosedale; secretary, U. U.
Brackett, Lawrence; trustees. Dr C.
Williamson, Washington. K. P. Deihl,
Olathe, and George W. Bailey, Wellington.
Delegates from abroad present: F. Well
house, Fairmount; S. Reynolds, Lawrence;
B. F. Smith, Lawrence; K. L. Kownbrger,
Sabetha; George Y. Johnson. Lawrence,
W. T. Jackson, Osage county: Ik F. Pan
coast, Iola; A. C. Gnesa, Lawrence: W. P.
De miner. Lawrence: Mr. Fish. Wellington;
K. II. Wolvertou, Barnes; Dr. J. 3L De
BOTH MEN SLAI1T,
Fatal Attempt at Arrest of an Outlaw at
Kansas Citt, 31o., Dec 4. A terrible
tragedy occurred nt Butler, Ma, a small
town in the interior of the state, last nlgbtt
in which two men were shot and killed
One of the victims as Deputy United
States 3Iarshal J. P. Willis, and the other
Pierce Morgun, a "moonshiner." whom hr:
attempted to arrest. 3!organ was a matt
of desperate reputation, and when told
that Willis had a warrant for his arrext,
declared that he would never be takn
alive. The deputy met Morgan ou U.O
street last nisrlit at Butler ami approached
him to servo the warrant. Morgau witrum!
him that he would shoot him If ho tit
tempted to arrest him Willin approached
him to perform his duty and Morgan drew
his revolver and fired. Tho bullet mKseU
tho mark and Willis whipped out his rts
volver aud tired jtiht nn 31 organ dlchared
his revolver a second time. Both bullet
took effect. Willis was shot through the
htrart and dlud instantly; Morgan win
shot through the stomach and died thin
Another account of the tragedy is to th
effect that it was tho consummation of u
longstanding feud between Willis atid
Moruau which grew out of th arrest by
U tills of one 3lcVey for'tbe alleged mur
der of ono of Morgan's friends. McVe
was acquitted of the charge lust wctk mid
on that occasion Frank llanuan, one of
Morgan's frienas, renewed the quarrel
with Willis aud knocked him down. Both
were drunk and Morn an, who wo city
marshal of Butler, arrested Willi for dln
t jrbing the peac. Willis upon his rclenso
remarked the folly of a United Hiatus of
ficer going about unarmed and boanted ho
would not be so easily tuketi aaiu. Hetheu
swore out a warrant for Morgan's arrwtt.
charging blm with obstructing a Unltm
States officer in the dixcharce of hit duty.
This occurred yesterday morning. lio
took with him another deputy name!
Price as u witness. He searched nil day
for Morgan and not finding him wcat to
liio hoUHt in th evening nnd cnllrd Morgan
to the door. When the door vww opened
he presented his revolver si .Morgan's
head. Tho latter was taken by turprlie,
but be wa armed and drawing itin weapon
fired. Willis discharged bis revolver t
the snme moment aud both men fell
mortally wounded 3Iorrin did at 5
o'clock this morning and Willis survived
him only a few hour. Pric was arrested
and Is now in jail.
DRISCOLL &. POWERS ASSIGN.
Boston, 3Ias , Dec. 4 DrUcoli & Pow
ers, bankers aud stock brokers, W) Dpvoi
shiru street, assigned this moruiug to
George H Prrry, ot Perry 8c I'rry. Th
office of the firm was bvrfgwi with credi
tors this morning, but tie only wiUfno
tlon tbey could obtain was from the fol
lowing notice which was tick-d up
'Thf firm has b-in obliged to temporarily
Duspend bu:ne until thH raff nirs can b
strnight'tied out. ail outbuilding trad
haTC b-en closed nt the opening pric UiU
morning The books t IWng -xmiae(U
and is exp"ctd that a witfsfactorT adjust
ment can be made In a few days
J I ELK A, -Mont., Dec 4. All of tb
houses of tt legislature mt this mornlny
a usual. lo quorum wa present in th
senste. Lieutenant Governor Richards
was about to adjourn that body for thj
day when Senator Hrdgr s moved thst th
penale forthwith do its dnty od ra&ct
necrosary legislation and to await final
organization lar on.
Iice was then taken Both faction?
of the lower hoave were cccnplM tbl fore
noon in the corxfiderat'oo of rates.
FIRST BILL IN THE SENATE.
V,AiilISGTOS, Dc 1 The flrt bill In
troduced in the nAU- In th" firt sloij
of the Fifty fimt congress came fioro Sen
ator Sherman, and was ainvd at trasta.
It is identical with lbs anti trtut bill re
ported by him uist year from the oom
mitt: oo finance, ft declare all trust
nnlawui, gives arsons power to recover
in courts whenever arclcie are advanced,
ia vuue by combination, and drcUre
officers of trust guilty of mUdemeAoors.
CONGRESSMEN ON WORLD'S FAIR.
rw Yoke. Ic 4 The NVw York
World has polled conerew on the question
of the location of the World 'a fair. To
total number of was-tors and repretssmla
tlTes wrre 331, of tbe 43 favored Xrw
York, 67 Cticao, 22 St. Loei, iX Wash
ington and lift wr non-ccmoiktaL
LAWYER DONAHUE SPEAKS.
Chicago, I1L, Dc. .Wb Jcds
3eCo&nH's court opestd this morolns,
Mr. Donahue, coantl for 0SaIUva od
Koaxe. brgan his addreca to the Jury In
their defense. At the dose " -noa