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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 189a
LOBD NORTH'S FALL.
EW lORK LAST .MGHT.
C. M. DEPEW THE SPEAKER.
LORD TORTII AND GEORGE WASH.
One Embodied the Spirit of the Fast;
the Other the AvraLened Spirit
of the Ajje Spain Alone Sym
pathized IVitu Lord
New York, March 13. This is the anni
versary of t"he downfall of Lord North's
ministry, and to-night, marking the occa
eion, the Empire State Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution sat at
thPlr annual banquet In this city.
The most notable feature of the occa
sion was the address of the president of
the society, Hon Chauncey M. Depew, -who
took occasion to make reference to Spain
and her methods of colonial government.
Sir. Depew 's address was opened by refer
ence to modern criticism of ancestral trees
upon American soil, and with a defense of
the honest pride which he felt should be
maintained by every American whose an
cestors for generations had not only es
caped being hung, or jailed, or membership
In any poorhouse, but who had in their
eevenil periods done their part as self-supporting
citizens for their neighborhood,
their colony, their state and thtir coun
try. He expressed his own gratification In
the consciousness that four of his ances
tors w ere soldiers in the army of the Ret o
lutlon, and expressed his commiseration for
those who had some too early to enjoy the
possibilities and the future of New York
when the whole island of Manhattan would
have been bought for JM. Mr. Depew then
"In 1722, two bojs were born who wero
destined to Influence, beyond any other
men of their period and almost of any per
iod, the history of the world and the hap
piness of the human race One had all the
advantages that birth, rank, education and
position would give him in Great Britain,
and the other had the same opportunities
In the New World. One. by education,
habits of mind and association, embodies
the spirit of the past, the other, the awak
ened spirit of the age. The one was Lord
Iforth, the other George Washington. Lord
North was a believer In the autocratic
authority of the middle ager. He believed
In the divine right of kings and in the
concentration of all power in the throne.
He never understood the people nor could
he comprehend that they had any rights in
the administration of government. He was
, Tory of the Tories and a Bourbon of the
Bourbons. His great ability and high char
acter only gave him a larger place and
opportunity for the encroachment of his
Ideas and tho misleading of his king.
Washington breathed tho air of freedom In
the fields and tho forests of the New
World. On the farm, at the hustings. In
the legislature. In politics and in war, he
mingled with the people. He early learned
their inttlllgemc and capacity for self-
J-ov ernment. The lesson at civil and re
igious liberty was taught him by example
and precept until, far beyond his years or
his contemporaries, he knew the meaning
of liberty and law. In the ordering of
the great events of tho period of lxird
North, the most hidebound of conserva
tives become the mot dangerous of revo
lutionists, while Washington, the leader of
the Revolution, became the embodiment of
conservatism. Lord North, by enforcing
tho edicts of arbltary' Iower. created a
revolt which lo-t to the British crown the
creatcr part of its colonial possessions ard
Inaugurated the era of political expan
eion and created tho democracy which
drove him from power and iiltima'tclv cl
ated to the control of tho destinies of his
country the masses of his countrymen
whom he so distrusted and dctpised.
Washington guided a. revolt agiinst au
thority, government and law so wisely, so
conservatively and with such fairness th it
Jipon the ruins of the government which
lie destroyed and of the lnw which he
defied he built a republic with the rlqhts of
life, of liberty, of happiness and of prop
erty so imbedded In its constitution that
the Institutions of the United States alone
of all the nations of Christendom have
survived the shock of tho social anil polit
ical evolutions of the nineteenth century
"After 100 years Lord North is remem
bered onlv becaue his ashes, fertilize free
Institution". After 100 years Washington
Is reverenced as the founder of the most
beneficent government the world has ever
known and as the foremost man In all the
elements of patriotism, heroism and state
craft of his own time and of every age.
Lord North, deserted by Ms king, his party
and his friends, passed his declining years
lamenting, not his loss of sight, which was
th misfortune of his old age. but IiU bllnd
ress In not freeing the tendencies of the
time and the rising spirit of Ensll-h and
Amrlran liberty. Washington passed his
declining ytars possessing the lov and the
gratitude of his country and the admiration
of tin world
"There was another young man, contem
porary with Washington and Lord I.'orth
who had no thoroughly Imbibed the ti ach
ing and the spirit of Chatham and Burke
and Fox that he remained out of power
during the whole of the Revolutionary" war
because he believed the Americans were
right. Ills first act on coming into power
; l w-. Mm
PS i n
on the fall of the ministry of Lord North
was to recognize the independence of the
United States and make the Jay treaty of
alliance between the two countries that
great treaty of peace and arbitration be
tween these two English speaking peoples,
the spirit of which grows stronger and
more beneficent year by ear, and never
was so strong as it is to-day. This states
man was the Earl of Shelburne. He had
the greatest affection and friendship for
Benjamin Franklin, the closest relations
with John Jay and a reverential admiration
for George Washington. At his request
Washington sat for a full length portrait
of himself. Fie jears ago that portrait
appeared for sale one morning in tho gal
Ierv of Airnew. Before nicht It was the
property of another British statesman who
has enjojed a great career, and is destined
to a greater one, who knows the United
States better than any other Englishman
liing, and whose friendship for America
and Americans is ever most cordial and
sympathetic That statesman is the Lib
eral leader. Lord Roseberv. This portrait
of Washington, the best of him I have ever
seen, occupjlng the place of honor In the
home of Rosebery. Is really a pictorial mon
ument of the fall of the North ministry,
of the recognition of American Independ
ence, of the birth and marvelous growth
from the American Revolution of liberal
Ideas In Great Britain and in Europe. It
has also It-" lessons for to-day. One power
alone In Europe "sympathized with Lord
North and George III. in their attack upon
the rights of the American people: one pow
er alone in Europe held off till the last
until long after Great Britain herself h id
acted In tho recognition of the independ
ence of the United States That power was
Spain. She had at that time the mot mag
nificent of colonial empires, she poesed
nearly one-half, and the mot productive
half, of the continent of North America,
the whole of the Isthmus of Darien. the
wholp of South America, and nearly all
the islands of the adjoining seas She
feared that the example of the American
Reolution would spread to her own colo
nies. Had she learned the lesson of the
American Revolution she might still have
been an imperial power. That lesson of
American Revolution in colon'al empire was
homo rule and self-government for the peo
ple of the colonies and the working of their
own destinies .iccordmg to the conditions ot
the country in which they lived, and the
surroundings. This lesson cost Great Brit
ain the fairest of her possessions, but by
adopting the policy which it taught, her
colonies now encircle the globe. It was one
of the sights of the century to see In the
jubilee procession last summer the repre
sentatives of every continent and climate of
the earth, of every race and religion, loy
ally following the queen as subject to her
authority. Spain has persistently clung to
the Ideas of Lord North, and. worse than
that, to the Roman pro-consul-ir system,
which recognized prosperous colonies only
as opportunltes for the rapacity of imperial
rulers. The spirit of the age has broken
her power, has wrested from her her mar
velous possessions, and has reduced the
empire of a quarter of the globe to a few
fertilo islands in the Atlantic and Picltlc.
Too late she recognizes, when all is lost in
Cuba, the folly of her past and of her pres
ent. With the independence of Cuba will
disappear from the face of the earth the
last reramnt of that kind of power which
was represented by Lord North and fell
with his ministry."
IN REPLY TO PINGREE.
Senator McMillan and Barrows an
the Governor' Scheme to
Mulct the Rnilroatln.
Detroit, Mich.. March 19 United States
Senators McMillan and Burrows have re
plied to letters sent by Governor Pingree,
in which the influence of the Michigan sen
ators was solicited in behalf of the gov
en or's bill to increase the taxation upon
railroads. These bills are to be presented
at the special session of the Michigan leg
islature, called to assemble next Tuesday.
Senator McMillan's letter admits the pos
sibility that railroads, telegraph compan
ies, ttc. are not taxed In proportion to the
property they own, but ays it Is also
possible that competition or legislative en
actment has so reduced the rates charged
for public service that the people receive
the same benehts more surely than they
would through Increased taxation.
Defining his position. Senator McMillan
"Any Intelligent and well directed efforts
to bring about a readjustment of the bur
dens of taxation will have my earnest
support: but I will not join in a destructive
warfare against certain forms of Invest
ment, and. by so doing, work the greatest
Injury to the state. The subject is not one
to divide political parties or to be ued to
make political capital. If you desire to
bring about a real reform, you will ask
the legislature for authority to appoint a
commission to Investigate the system of
taxation now in force in Michigan, and to
report to the next legislature, and sug
gest such changes as seem advisable In
order to properly adjust the burdens of
taxation. Then, and then only, will the
lcgisliture have the information necessary
to rectify and perfect the system. If you
shall see fit to use your Influence to these
ends, i -n III be glad to co-operate in the
good work of reforming the tax system of
S- n.uor Burrows simply states that he has
no knowledge of the proposed measures,
but that the general proposition that all
Individuals and corporations should bear
tlwlr Jut equitable share of the public
burdens does not admit of controversy and
receives his support.
Wahlntton, March IS The followlne pensions
bae been granted
OrlKlnaJ Charles KahrnoCT. St. Louis. 56
Kenewal eori: VV. lione, St Louis, 16
Iacr Hterelt Gardner. Ft. Louis, g to JS. Will
iam M Ulake. Lin so. S to it
rUxsue and Increase John M Held, St. Louis, tC
Orlclnsl. wlJows. etc Sarsh C Orerletse Holla '
51. Louisa Marlln. hprinsnui. is; Sarah E Reusrh,
Jonssburs. IB. Rebecca II Ooldsboroucn, Monett. SS
Inrrease Ceone W. Sheldon, SI to Jit
Original. wMcms, etc Etla Crlrren. Arllrin. SS.
minors of vinos G Lawfs. Care Springs, lb, minors
c! James T. Peony, Eldorado, tit.
THE CHINESE GRAB.
JEEGOTIATIO'NS STILL PENDIXG WITH
FRANCE AND RXSSIA.
FRANCE IS VERY IMPATIENT.
THREATENS THE SEIZURE OF A
Russia Said to Be Willing; to Com
promise Con-tplracy Looking To
irard a. Serious Revolt Said
to Haic Been Discovered
Pekin, March 19 The recent inactivity of
the Russians at Pekin is expl lined by the
fact tint the negotiitions have again been
transferred to St. Petersburg, owing to the
difficulties encountered here
The coincidence of the French demands
being presented on the eve of the emission
of tho Chinese loan in London is much
commented upon, and it is asserted that
France and Russia are trying their best to
wreck the loan Upon the occasion of the
last visit of the French ambassador to
the Chinese foreign ofilce. the Chinese re
fused to accede to the French proposals,
and the ambassador said that when he
next visited the foreign ofllce he would
present stronger arguments, and would
even threaten active operations from Tong
King and the forcible seizure of a coaling
The general opinion here Is that It is Im
possible to disregard the persistent rum-
f:s. circulating in well-informed circles.
1 that Russia has abandoned her attempt to
:e lse Port Arthur, but has not ceased her
negotiations regarding Ta-Lien-Wan.
China, it is said, has offered to leasee to
Russia Ta-Lien-Wan and to allow the pro
ixsed railway from Petura to Kwang
Chung Tu. Mukden and Port Arthur to be
constructed, provided Port Arthur remains
in China's hands.
It was rumored yesterdiy that the Chi
nese government is increasing the Port Ar
thur garrison by S00 men, and is also send
ing troops at Tallu and Shan-Hal-Kwan.
The" Interview which was to have been
had ysterday by M. Duboie, the French
charge d'affaires, with the authorities was
postponed owing to the sacrifices In the
Temple of the Sun China, It is asserted,
proposes to yield only to the demands rela
tive to the province of Kwang Si.
Paris. March 19 A semi-official statement
has been Issued saying that there is no
connection between the demands of the
French government in China and the Chi
nese loan. The French demands reached
Pekin at the beginning of the month and
tho negotiations were immediately trans
ferred to Paris, where they are proceeding.
The French charge says that there is no
occasion to threaten or menace China with
the forcible seizure of a coaling station.
London. March 19 There was an Import
ant cabinet conference this morning. In
continuation of yesterday's discussion of
the Chinese question. It Is reported that
Great Britain requests Russia to give guar
antees that the warships of the world will
be allowed free of duty in Port Arthur.
Great Britain in this matter is ostensibly
acting at the instance of China.
A special dispatch from Slianghai, re
ceived here, says a conspiracy with tho ob
ject of bringing about a rebellion has been
started by Chinese officials of various
ranks at Chang-Sha, in the province of
Hunan. It is said to have spread to nil the
provinces bordering on tho Yang-Tse-Klang,
and fears are expressed that it
may prove to be the most formidable since
the Talplng rebellion. A
It is professedly a patriotic movement to
ov crthrow the M inchu dy nasty and sav e
the central provinces from European con
trol But it is suspected that the plot
emanates from, the mandarins, who are
alarmed at the prosnect of -a diversion of
part of their pickings to piy the interest on
the new loan. The Pekin authorities are
cognizant of the movement, hut. distrusting
the loyalty of the provincial satraps, they
The conspirators are said to have ap
proiched British subjects vv ith inducements
to join in the rebellion, and thev have also
offered large suns of money for arms.
DECLINED MOB VIOLENCE.
Tlie Excellent Record of Virginia on
This Question for the I'ust
From the Review of Reviews
The recent administration of Governor
OTcrrall, of Virginia, mav be cited as an
illustration in point. During the fourteen
years immediately preceding Mr. O'Ferrall's
inauguration there were sixty -two ljnch
ings within the bounds of the state, dur
ing the last four years there have been but
three, and in neither case was the chief
executive in a position cither to prevent
the crime or punish the offenders. The
keynote was struck at the beginning of the
administntlon The solemn declaration of
a Confederate veteran whose bravery Is a
proverb among his people that mob vio
lence in Virginia must cease at once awoke
a largo part of the lawless element to Its
senses, and the law-abiding clement, led
by the better part of tho press of the
state, rallied at once to the man who had
given such unmistakable utterance to their
sentiment. The victory was not won with
out a blow. There were times when the
air smelted of war. There were times when
the soldier bovs went scurrying airos the
country' as if a rebellion had broken out
somewhere. There were times when these
brave boys reached the county jail just
ahead of the mob, and a shudder passed
over the commonwealth when It w is found
that the prisoners whose lives had been
barely saved were innocent of the crimes of
which they were charged And there was
a time when a captain who wired the gov
ernor that It would be impossible to get
his eompiny together in time to go to the
rescue of a prisoner threatened with mob
violence, got an answer bnek with a stuit
linc military ring: "Nothing should be im
possible to a soldier, you must go" Thre
Is nothing of which irsinia Is prouder to
dayand surely Virginia knows how to be
proud than her recoid on this question for
tho past four years.
Story of a. I'anious Fiddle.
From the Scot's Tlctorlal
In connection with the death the other
'day of Mr. Laurie, the Glasgow violin ex
pert, reference was made to his having had
through his hands the famous Stradivarius
violin, which has come to be known, some
what irrevently. if not absurdly, as "The
Messiah." The instrument is now In the
possession of Mr. B Crawford, of New
park, Trinity. Edinburgh, who a few years
ago paid no less than 2.000 for It. As re
cently as 1S72, Charles Rendc (who knew as
much about fiddles as about the trade of
letters) had valued the Instrument at 600.
putting the worth of the varnish alone at
"iC3' Villaume. the high priest of fiddle
malting in Paris, had it at this time He
kept it till his death in IS73 From Villaume
the treasure descended to M. Alard. the
great French violinist, who gave 1000 for
it. He died in ISsS and two years later Mr.
Craw ford risked ins 2.00" on it.
There is some reason for the high figure.
The Instrument Is the only one that has
come down from Stradivarius" own hands
In a state of perfect preservation. It has
been very little plavcd upon and its glow
ing, ruddy varnish is as fresh as if it had
been put on only a week ago Mr. Craw
ford has a second Strad." and also a very
fine Guarnerius. It is but a question of a
few years, and the instrument if it is ever
sold will fetch a considerably higher price.
Wnut American Meat Barred.
Berlin. March 19 Officials of Brunswick
government report that they lately discov
ered trichinae in several packages of Amer
ican meat and the government of Bruns
wick has asked the bundesrath to Issue a
decree prohibiting the importation of
United States Commissioners Named.
Guthrie. O. T. March 19 (Soeclal.) Chief
Justice Burford to-dav appointed II. B
Gllstrap United States commissioner at
Chandler, G. W. Murphy. United States
commissioner at Stillwater, and Fred
Pfendler, United States commissioner at
COWLEY CANT PAY ITS DEBTS.
Has the Money and Wants to Pay, bat
the Bondholders Won't
Topeka. Kas , March 19 (Special.) The
bloated bondholders of the East had to
call in the federal courts to assist them In
preventing Cowley county from paying Its
debts This happened at Wichita yester
day. The county was determined to square
its accounts with the plutcs. but the latter
would not have It that way and they just
summoned their tool the federal court
and stopped It. Another interview is now
due from Leedy.
In 1STS the people of Cowley county voted
SCS.OOO of bonds to the Southern Kansas rail
road. The petition for the election and the
order of the county commissioners author
izing the bond issue provided that these
bonds should be payable at the option of
the county after ten y ears, but were due in
thirty years and had to be paid at that
time, the bonds bearing 7 per cent interest.
The chairman of the board of county
commissioners, instead of Issuing the kind
of bonds ordered by the people with their
votes, executed bonds due in thirty years,
bearing 7 per cent interest.
the county paid its interest promptly,
and after ten years made arrangements to
pay its bonds
Ihe bondholders refused to part with
their bond-, and in order to bring them to
time the county commissioners quit paying
Interest. Suit was then commenced to col
lect it. The real object of the suit was to
test the ejuestion as to whether the county
could be prevented from paying off the
Judge Williams held that the county was
bound by the recital In the bond to-wit:
That the county could not compel the hold
ers to take the money until the thirty years
had expired, notwithstanding the fact that
the plaintiff had sufficient information or
knowledge that the people voted a ten
thirty bond insteacy of the thirty year
bond that was issued.
Under this decision the county cannot
take up the bonds now. but must wait
twenty years before doing so.
POP OFFICER ROASTED.
Party Organ Accuses County Attorney
of Compromising: With Kansas
City Prlre FlKhters.
Topeka, Kas., March 19. (Special ) Edi
or H. N. Gaines, ot the Salina Union. Pop
ulist, devotes two columns of space this
week to a roast on W. A. Norris, the Pop
ulist prosecuting attorney of Saline county,
for dismissing the case agiinst Peter Mc
Caffrey, an advance agent of a prize fight
A few weeks ago some Kansas City pugi
lists and their backers decided to pull off
a mill at Salina. McCaffrey went out there
and started to bill the town and make the
necessary arrangements. Sentiment at Sa
lina is against prize fights, and a local com
mittee of seventeen swore out a warrant
for the arrest of the advance agent for
aiding and abetting in prize lighting. Mc
Caffrey was arrested and gave bond for
his appearanc. When the case was called
County Attorney Norris dismissed it.
Gaines says in his paper that Ncrris held
a conference with the prize fighting outfit
in Kansas City a few day s1 before the case
was called, when arrangements satisfac
tory to Norris were made, whereby the
case sruld be dismissed Gaines insinuates
that some money changed hands, and calls
upon the Populists of Salina to repudiate
Norris this fall. Ho also suggests that
proceedings be instituted to oust the county
attorney for malfeasance in offiee.
STAND BY B0WERS0CK.
Donglns Republicans Authorize Him
to Name the Congressional Con
Lawrence, Kas.. March 19 (Special) The
county convention for the selection of del
egates to tho congressional convention at
Ottawa. May 3, was held here to-day. J. L.
Brady presided and a loyal support was
manifested in behalf of the candidacy of J.
D. Bowersock, the Douglas county candi
date. The following resolution was unani
mously adopted: i
"Resolved, That Douglas county has no
second choice for congressman; that J. D.
Bowersock., is the lfirsta and only choice of
Douglas county, and he Is hereby author
ized to select his own delegates and alter
nates to tho Republican congressional con
vention, to be held on May 3, 1S5S. and
hereby respectfully requests. Instructs and
directs the delegation to vote as a unit for
the said J. D. Bowersock until his nomina
tion is secured "
The following delegates were chosen to
the congressional reinvention- T o A
-Norton, ucorge J. liarKer, u. vv.
ard. W. C. Spangler. A. Henley, A.
lig. Green Keith. W. H. Robinson.
Whitman, Elmer K. Butler, John
W. J. Cummings, Jr.
SAYS THEY MAKE TOO MUCH.
Superintendent McNulI to Try to Scale
Down the Profits of Fire In
Topeka, Kas . March 19 Special ) Insur
anco Superintendent McNall has tabulated
some figures taken from the reports of
eight of the leading insurance companies do
ing business In this country, for the pur
pose of showing that insurance rates are
entirely too high for the good of the people,
and that the profits of these concerns are
out ot all proportion to the profits derived
from any other legitimate business. These
figures, together with some others which he
proposes to prepare, will be laid before the
insurance committee of the legislature In
the event of a special session, with a re
quest that a law be passed which will cut
down the 'rates of Insurance in Kansas.
According to this tabulation, the comb.ned
capital stock of the eight companies aggre
gated H90OO00. They paid in dividends in
JV17 il 093 415 and increased their surplus
$2,719,434 This mikes a net profit of S3 S14,
M3 for the year, or SO per cent on the cap
ital invested. These same companies have
a combined net surplus of $14,948,051. The
net profit of two of the companies reached
10S per cent on the capital stock for 1S97,
Ihe lowest one made 6t per cent. McNall
is of the opinion that these concerns could
"cale down the rate of insurance several
degrees and then make a profit that other
people would be satisfied with.
TOPEKA'S POLICE WRANGLE.
Supreme Court to Pass Upon the
night of the Board to Mulct
Topeka, Kas , March 19 (Special ) The
fight between the Populist police board of
Topeka on the one side and the mayor and
other city officers on the other has finally
reached the supreme court. To-day Judge
Martin, representing the police, filed man
damus proceedings in that court to compel
tfie major and council to appropriate $433
to pay the back salaries of the police for
the month of February.
Some time ago. Judge Hazen, of the dis
trict court, lendered a decision holding that
the po'iee commissioners were employing
entirely too many policemen. Acting upon
that decision,- the mayor and council asked
the police board to reduce the number of
men to conform with the ruling. The board
refused to elo so After exhausting their
persuasive powers, the mayor and council
simply took the bull by tne horns and re
fused to pay the balance due the polico for
the month of February- This amounted to
1435 Jn order to test the question, the
board brought proceedings to-day in the
COMPROMISE AJ FORT SCOTT.
Chief of Police and Three Patrolmen
Ousted and Remainder of the
Fort Scott. Kas. March 19. (Special.) A
big crowd of Interested and excited people
nw.-Mted the result of this evening's meet
ing of the new police commission. The en
tire police force, from chief down, was sus
pended thirty days ago, and this was the
date set by the commission for making
the suspension final by dismissal. After a
long and stormy meeting. Cochran, a Pop
ulist member, weakened and agreed to a
compromise whereby a new chief and three'
patrolmen were appointed, and the balance
of the old force was retained. It is gen
erally believed that Attorney General
Bovle and Railroad Commissioner Dlllard,
who live here, forced the factions to get
To Hnrry Up Kaztana Appointments.
Topeka. March 19. (Special.) Pension
Agent Cj Leland will leave the first of the
week for Washington to confer with Sen
ator Baker and President McKInley about
-ome more Kan.is appointments. Joseph
GUI, of Colby, Is becoming; anxious to set
his Job as Judge in the territory, and Newt
Ury would be pleased 'to receive his com
mission as Indian agent during April.
Company Confesses to the Ownership
of Property la Kansas
Topeka, Kas., March 19. (Special.) The
Western Union Telegraph Company to-day
filed its first annual report for taxation pur
poses with the state auditor, in compliance
with a law passed by the last legislature.
The report shows that the company has
S.2C3 miles of poles, valued at J29 a mile;
21.116 miles of wire, valued at J3 per mile;
2,29 instruments, at $2 apiece; insulators
and furniture, valued at J14.10S. The total
valuation of ail its property in the state
aggregates $40S,9. Heretofore tho property
of the telegraph companies has been as
sessed along with railroad property.
GRADED STREETS TOO HIGH.
Appeal Filed In a Salt for Flood Dim.
aire Acninst Kansas City,
Topeka, Kas., March 19. (Special.) A pe
tition In appeal from the Wyandotte coun
ty district court In the George Frowerk
overflow damage case in Kansas City, Kas ,
was filed In the supreme court to-day. A
street was graded too high there, and dur
ing a heavy rain Frowerk's property was
badly damaged. He brought suit for dam
ages and secured judgment against the city.
Its attorneys filed the appeal to-day.
RIDDLE FULLJDF WRATH.
Says No One Will Ever See Him
"Running After the Nig.
Topeka, Kas.. March 19 (Special.) Tay
lor Riddle, chairman of the Pop state com
mittee. Indignantly denies the charge that
he proposes to taffy the colored voters this
fall. "It's untrue," he shouted, to Tho Jour
nal correspondent. "It's a lie. That's what
It is. Did you ever see me running after
the 'niggers'? No, eir. And you never will,
Antl-Slmpson Rebellion Sqnelched.
Topeka, Kas , March 19. (Special.) Hav
ing discovered that it was running up
against a stone wall in its efforts to down
Jerry Simpson for a renomination in the
big Seventh, the Pop administration has
pulled in its dogs of war and quit howling.
Harry Landls. warden of the penitentiary,
who was leading the fight, has formally
announced that he has laid uown.
S.-W. Kansas 31. E. Conference.
Lyons, Kas.. March 19 (Special.) Large
crowds attended the Southwest Kansas
Methodist conference meetings each day,
and in the evenings overflow meetings are
held in other churches. The address this
evening was delivered by Dr. Nusbaum,
the subject being "The Educational Anni
versary." Three Want to Succeed Botkln.
Topeka, Ka? , March 19. (Special.) Then
are three avowed candidates for the posi
tion of state commander of the Kansas
G. A. R , D. W. Eastman, of Emporia;
W. R. Bair. of Dunlap, and D. S. Elliott,
of Coffeyville. Topeka. Hutchinson and
Wichita are all candidates for the state
Topeka Attorney Disappears.
Topeka. Kas.. March 19 (Special.) J. M.
Sheafor, the veteran attorney", who has
had an office at 523 Kansas avenue, has
mysteriously disappeared. He left Topeka
Thursday night, it is supposed for Colora
do. He has been arranging his affairs for
The Murder of JLavnke.
Dubuque. la.. March 19. The coroner's
jury investigating the murder of Attorney
Lavake returned a verdict, charging the
crime to John McGeary. who has been un
der arrest since the day of the shooting.
HEN AND HER CHICKENS.
Octa-re Thanet Brashes Away Some
Common Illusions Abont
From Harper's Magazine
It was also borne in upon us during years
that the sellers hav e a kind of cold storage
system about eggs that mars their useful
ness. We seldom had an order for eggs
filled under a month's time, during which
our appointed hens tried to outwit us by
having families of their very own, and gave
us no end of exation. We cannot feel,
either, that eggs collected for a month and
jolted over hundreds of miles of railway
and six miles of corduroy road are fit to of
fer a conscientious hen. To corroborate
this view of tho imported eggs I may cite
tho fact that the eggs laid by our own
fowls never failed to give a proportion of
at least ten out of thirteen. I should say
that the fresher the egg the better the
chance for the chicken. Simultaneously
with our discoveries with regard to the
practice of egg vendors, we made some
gloomy discoveries about the brutal clum
siness of the mother hen. Hardly a family
of little chicks seet the sun than one or
two or three will not be trampled or smoth
ered or crowded out of the nest to freeze,
or In some way done to death.
Thus pitiless experience brushed away
our illusions about nature. One is always
hearing how wise nature Is. how ingenious,
and how she ia "cruel only to be kind."
But let any believer in nature's great head
go into tho poultry business for one brief
spring and he will see that she bungles like
the rest of us. The hen very naturally
makes a mesa of it trying to hatch her
brood She doesn't even have instinct
enough to push out the addled eggs; there
seems to be no sense of smell In her bill.
And she cannot bo sure of her own chil
dren, but promptly mothers any little
foundlings secretly introduced in her home
the first night after hatching. She can't
count, of course, and takes care of sixteen
children instead of six without a mur
mur. Lincoln Banker Arrested.
Lincoln. Neb , March 19 C. M. Crawford,
cashier of the collapsed Merchants' bank,
was arrested to-night on a grand Jury in
dictment, charging him with receiving de
posits when he knew the bank was In
solvent and about to close. He furnished
FLASHES OF FUN.
Justice Brewer, of the supreme court,
was born In Smyrna, Asia Minor, where
his parents were missionaries.
"Papa, what is meant by 'taking Time
by the forelock?' " "In most cases, my
son. it is worry lng about things that never
happen." Chicago News.
A letter addressed to "The Ornriest Man
In the United States." after a long jour
ney through the mails, was very appro
priately sent back to the writer in Den
ver. Denver Post.
G. P's the doctors call them, are
found in every city, town and
hamlet loud in their praise of "77"
for Grip and Colds.
I have been using "77" for
Coughs, Colds and Grip with great
success in my family; I find it
works finely with both, young and
- Please send me Manual describ
ed in your circular, that I may
treat the ailments of my children.
Mrs. E. P. Rapelye.FranklynPL,
Flushing, N. Y.
This Medical Book, telling about
all of Dr. Humphxeys Specifics,
will be found at your druggists
or mailed free.
"it" is for sale by druglsts or sent on re
ceipt of price. 23c. 50c. or $1 00.
Humphreys' Medicine Company, New
DRY GOODS, LINENS, LACES, SILKS,
VELVETS, DRESS GOODS,
HOSIERY, FURNISHING GOODS.
Goods were sold to us at auction by Geo. P.
Gore & Co., auctioneers, Chicago, III., on
March 3d 'and 4th- Entire salvage of Ad
Nickelsen & Co., Chicago, consisting of
820,000 worth of Dress Goods.
S20.000 worth of Damask Towel Crash.
Toweling, Ladies' and Gents' Handker
chiefs. Table Linens, Doylies, Fancy Sets,etc
$11,000 worth of Lace Curtains.
S5.000 worth of Dress Linings.
S3, 000 worth of Black Shawls.
Also the entire salvage stock of F. Bnett
ner, Chicago; H. C Kupfer, Bloomington,
I1L; C. G. Miller. Shullsburtr. Wis.
stock is now all on sale. All goods
whatsoever, consisting of all lines of
150 pieces Wool Finished Plaids, all new.
bright and attractive colorings, color guar
anteed; a new Idea for chlldren'a wear, SO
Inches wide, during this sals we ,-
will sell at. yard 5'
22 pieces Wool and Lisle Thread Plaids la
all the new combinations ot colors, a strictly
high class goods. 35 Inches wide; Irw
aale price, yard V
10 pieces Black Brocade Mohair effect, color
guaranteed; !b Inches wide; -iv
aale price, yard ""
10 pieces plain black Brilllantlae. silk fin
ished, 38 Inches wide, our regular ,
Mc quality, on sale at. yard .o9c
15 pieces plain black Brilliantlne. 36 Inches
wide; our 33c quality, on f
sale at. yard vy'
32 pieces colored NoTelty Drcs Goods. In
small and large designs. dar and light spring
shades. 40 Inches wide, on ---
sale at. yard '51'
18 pieces black Brocade, pare all wool filling,
satin finish. 3s inches wide, oa -.resale
at, yard .39
10 pieces black and navy bine Brocade, new
patterns, 46 Inches wide, pure all wool, a
rery special bargain, on sale cev-
at. yard 5y-
25 pieces black Silk finished Henrietta, strict
ly all wool. 50 inches wide, worth at r...
least II 00 a yard, on sale at. yard 'O
7 pieces (only) all wool Novelty. 36 Inches
wide, to close out this lot we place 2"tC
the price at only, yard "3W
25 pieces all wool Imported Spring Scotch
Suitings. In grey, brown, blue and (Teen. 33
Inches wide, worth 50c, on sale -,.
this week, at, yard .'
10 pieces new wave black Crepon. la silk and
wool, 46 Inches wide, on sale ftri
at, yard JC
15 pieces black Novelty la rough effects. 40
Inches wide, worth S5c yard, 6"C
en sale at. yard
20 pieces new Spring Novelties, silk and
wool effects. 33 Inches wide, on tnc
sale at. yard jV'
30 pieces new Spring Colorings, wool and
mohair. 40 Inches wide, two-toned QOC
effects, worth 75c, on sale at. yard .3
20 pieces Silk and Wool Spring Novelties, 45
Inches wide, worth 3Sc. on COC
sale at. yard .sv
Double fold worsted Plaids, wear and color
guaranteed, at, yard.
7C ioc and i2c.
50 pieces Storm Serge, in black, blue, brown,
red and green, 42 Inches wide, 2C
on sale at. yard a
1 lot China Silks In evening shades, 2CC
during this sale at a
1 lot China Silks in dark colorings, large and
small designs, value 25c yard, on sale V7C
as long as they last at. sard... '
1 lot Novelty Silks in all shades and
colorings, during this sale at, yard.
China Silks, all evenlnE shades, our -&
Kfl( nnalttT. on Kalu far. van a
1 lot Moire Silks In a great variety of colors.
worth tl 25 yard, on aale while eoc
they last at. yard "'
Shoes! Shoes 1
Lot 1 600 pairs ot Men's fine Hand-Made
Shoes, in Box Calf, Chocolate and Oxblood. S4.00
and o 00 values, any size you want, all $5 a A
new and up-to-date toes. for.
Lot 2 loO pairs ot Ladles fine High Grade
Shoes. In Chocolate and Dongola. all up-to-date,
new coin toe, any size you want, worth v ny
jj.50, tor ,yy
1 lot of Kabo Corsets, extra, long waist, usu
ally sold at tt.23, oa sale C nn
We have a few long Chemise left which have
been selling at SL0O and II 25. on aale Mon
For tho Great Blfl IFire Sale Come to th
912 AND SUA-
Word to the Wise
Is tha only thing that will satisfy that
longing for a sausage "like mother used to
make. Manufactured from the choicest
pig pork, and delicately seasoned. It has no
peer as a Breakfast Sausage. Put up in 1
and 2-pound cartons and sacks and handled
by all the leading dealers. Be sure th
package bears our registered monogram.
-MADE ONLY BT
jrmour flacking o.
Tho finest line of Carriages in the city
Prompt and reliable.
E M. Powers, Pres. and Manager.
A. G. Barnett, Treasurer.
7th and Broadway, Kansas City, Ma
Dressing. Manlcurinff, Chtrepo-Jj.
Facial Majuagt?, EWtroIrnls.
Ladies Turkish Baths, V Ics.
J. E. VINCENT HAIR & MIL CO
1026 MAIN ST.
Mrs. Green (who thinks of hiring) "But
Is the girl honest? Can she be trusted?"
Mrs. Brown (the girl's former mistress)
"You need not bo In the least alarmed. She
is perfectly honest. All the time she v.aa
with me I net er knew her to take a thing
not even my adlce about how things
should be done." Boston Transcript.
"What do you think of that scheme of an
Eastern magazine to get up an internation
al language?" asked the youngest boarder.
"I think." said the Cheerful Idiot, "that It
ought to make a good deal of talk." In
are absolutely perfect and no damage
Dry Goods and Staples-
Linens Bought at a Snap.
the Linen opportunity la a, rrand on. Tha
taria lrcrtiia bu almost doubled the valna ot
all LJnea products anl brncgnt about a tie ao
Tance la the price ot beta dontstics ana tni
porteds. But that counts for Iras than nothln
here. We bjy snaps and pass them oa to you.
so as lone as this sale continues you caa ftecura
Ianens for less than the wholralsr will sell
them oa the maiket to-day. Note the prices;
see the qualities:
.13 bolts Bleached Linen. 73 Inches wide.
beautiful designs, worth 11 S: in this or
sale, per yard .5''
25 bolts Bleached Linen, lull width, regular
price eTerywhere 00; In this sale, per .r
17 belts Bleached Linen, full width, would be
a map at tOcr wlll.be oa sals at. per .-
M bolts Half Bleached Linen, full width. rt
ular price Mc; win be oa sale at. per-,--.
10 bolts Half Bleached Linen. 72 Inches wide,
worth &.; win be oa sale at per .
31 bolts Damasi. red and white, blue and
white check, regular price 45c; sale price. ,
yer yard J5C
1S bolts Red Damask, regular price lie;
sale price, per yard 9C
100 ned Damask Cloths, length 2 yards, nice
ly bordered, tell eTerywhere at JLOO: sale ca
price, each... 'w
la this Great Underwriters' Sale we hare
t.179 Ladles' fancy or white cotton Sleerslesa
Vests. 2Sc Talnes.
15c each, 3 for 25c
CSJ Ladies' wh'te Lisle Thread Vests, fancy
silk trimmed. 33c Talues; Fire Sale price, in
We bought from the Fire Underwriters' Sale
orer 3.S00 yards of Sne Laces at less thaa the
actual cost to make.
We will commence to-morrow and sell Laces
at less than other stores caa buy them for.
S pieces Black Silk ChanUlly Lace Flouncing.
13 yards wide, sold tho world orer ax .
11.00 yard; will be. yard 49
1 lot Wtilte and Cream Silk Laces, from I to
inches wide, big assortment, worth 10c v
and Kc yard; will be. yard "'
1 lot Black Chantilly Silk Laces, from 1 to
S Inches wide, worth 15c yard; will be. ..
1 lot Cream and White Oriental Laces!"froos
to 4 Inches wide, a, big assortment, iru
worth lSe to Mc; will be. yard 7..,oc
FROM THE FIRE UNDERWRITERS SALE.
1 lot Torchon Laces. J to 4 Inches wide, in
worth 10c yard: will be. yard ..3C
1M Beautiful Torchon Laces, worth 15c By
will be .777..
Bolt cf 12 yards.
50 Ladies handsome Silk Cape,
back, the new length, elegantly
trimmed, worth 13.93, Monday only....
85 Ladies' fancy check Skirts, well llaea and
velvet bound, worth 32.00; Monday' -g-
150 dozen Ladles Shirt Waists, all the new
styles and colors, worth 7:; sale .0-
25 Ladles handsome Tailor-made Salts,
lacket and skirt trimmed with braid, skirt cut
very full: colors, navy green and newt-,
blue, well worth 312.00; Monday's price 5
A certain jobber got
Caught several hundred
WATCHES were tied
Up in a legal transaction in
Which the sheriff of
Cook county played a
They were sold at
Auction our agent was
Thaf s the
Here are the
Sllyerlne Stemwindlng Watches. Genta
and Bojs' sizes, warranted for AO
one vear to ketp good time 9QC
Elgin Stemw!ndin-r, Gents' tti QA
Gold Filled Walthnm Stemwindlns
watches. Ladles" and Gents' sizes, war
ranted for 10 j ears, fc"7 OC
Monday 9 aa0
Non-Macnetio "Watches, full tmpii
adjusted to heat and ft 7 EZf
1Yatches for Railroad Men, warranted to
Son3.."1.1.". ,"s.,r:. $18.50
1017 Alain Street.
K Ton us EOlg. saTa jour LIFE and 110ET tj
letting a good TENT anil SLEEFIXQ SAO Irons at
C. J. BAKER,
104 W. TUrd aw Xuui Cltr. Ms,