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VOLUME XLE NO. 18 J.
KANSAS CITY, DECEMBER 8. 1899. TEN PAGES.
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CHICAGO THREATENS TO BECOME THE SECOND GREATEST LIVE STOCK MARKET IN THE WORLD
FIGHT TO A FINISH
WHOLESALE ' i CEItS ORGWIZE
AGUNST' 5 ICCO TRUST.
WILL TAKE s
lUtrcE, 3Li r--j.
"TRUSTS, IN-ORDER NAMED.
Mississippi 'Wholesale Grocer Asao-
clatlon Orcanlred at a. Meetlntr
Held in the Commercial Club
Rooms W. A. Todd. Lear-
The first step In an organized campaign
t resistance to the trusts, which have not
?ly Injured their business, but threatened
complete annihilation, was taken es-
way when representatives of wholesale
17. 'eery houses In several states met In
th. city and formed the Trans-Mississippi
'Wholesale Grocers' Association. This ac
tion was taken primarily to devise some
means of heading off the further encroach
ments of the Continental Tobacco Com
pany, otherwise the tobacco trust, upon
the sale and distribution of tobaco.
While the subject of tobacco Is just now
uppermost In the minds of the grocery
Jobbers, there are other deep grievances
that will come up In regular order. The
tobacco question is a sort of test case, as
It were, and if the Jobbers are successful
In breaking the power of the tobacco trust,
their attention will be directed to the cof
fee, sugar and cracker trusts in the order
The meetings of yesterday were held In
the Commercial Club rooms, and at the
morning session little was done bejond the
appointment of a committee on permanent
organization. At 3 o'clock In the after
noon this committee brought in its report,
advising the grocers to unite for the pur
pose of further strengthening their light
on trusts. This purpose is not set forth In
their plan of association, which was adopt
ed at the recommendation of the special
committee. This statement of purposes Is
Tnc -wholesale grocers of Missouri, Kansas, Indian
Terrltorr and Oalaboma hereby unite under the
title of the Trans-Mississippi Wholesalers' Associa
tion tor the purpose ct mutual benefit and repre
sentation on the executive committee of the National
Wholesale Grocers' Association. The various local
associations In the territory named mar he members
of this association.
Both meetings of the grocers were ex
ecutive. After the report ot the commit
tee on permanent organization W. N. Todd
was elected chairman and he appointed J.
C O Keefe. of Moberly. Mo . secretary
Mr. Todd Is president ot the Blttman-Toud
"Wholesale Grocery Company, of Leov en
worth, and was formerly president of the
Kansas Wholesale Grocers' Association,
which has now been defunct some eight
Th mostrecent twist to the trust thumb
screw in 'the shape or the circular from
H. D. Lee, of New York, who has been
given the sole agency of the trust tobacco,
which will hereafter be sold under his con
trol, was the subject of several hot speech
es by members of the new wholesalers' or
ganization. Long suppressed indignation
was freely expressed among the members
"We are not strong enough jet to tight
the trust In the open," said one of the
wholesalers yesterday, "but we will make
the fight of our lives on this subject of to
bacco. It has come to a condition when
we simply hae to fight or go out of busi
ness. Nearly everything we-handle Is now
controlled by some trust and the lines
have been drawn tighter and tighter and
the profits hae been getting smaller and
smaller until there Is -very little left in the
business. The growth of the trusts Is a
menace to the jobber as It means a com
plete elimination of the wholesaler in the
business world in the future. In my opin
ion this action of the tobacco trust in dis
tributing its product through a general
broker Is only the entering wedge whereby
the trust expects to establish warehouses
In all the principal cities of the country
and sell directly to the retailers."
FiBUt to a Finish.
After the adjournment Chairman Todd
was asked what the association proposed
to do towards resisting the oppression of
the trusts and he said:
"What can we do? That Is the question
and we are here to discuss It, The proper
step to take prellmlnarj to any other is to
get In touch with the National Wholesale
Grocers' Association. As the trusts repre
sent combinations of brains and capital,
we must also combine our brains and cap
ital In our dealings with them."
During the meeting one jobber proposed
that the newly formed association buy all
of the tobacco handled by its members,
but Chairman Todd pulled a telegram from
his pocket and read:
Mr dealings with wholesale grocers and tobacco
jobbers can be as with individuals only, and not
through any organizations. The new scheme is work
ing splendidly and we haTe booled over 2 000 orders
since the new arrangement went Into efect.
The telegram was signed by H. D. Lee.
Sir. Todd explained that he had received
the telegram that morning.
After considerable discussion, the meet
ing adjourned, subject to the call of Chair
man Todd, who will at the next meeting
announce his appointments for the execu
tive committee. H immedlatelv took the
train for Leavenworth. He would not sav
when the association would again be called
Among those Jobbing houses represented
at jesterday's conference and now belong
ing to the newly formed Trans-Mississippi
"Wholesale Grocers' Association are:
Long Bros.' Grocery Company. Ryley,
Wilson & Co. Ridenour-Baker Companv.
Gregory Grocer Company. James Ross &.
Son. T. Green & Co . H. Swltzer and J. A.
Bachman, all of Kansas. City; -Adams oc
Son. Chilllcothe, Mo : Hayward Grocery
company. Hannibal, aio ; v. j. Koth, Han
nibal, mo . J. J. Graham Grocery Company,
S C. Henderson Grocery Company, Joplln,
Kodgers. Mx ot Co, Joplln: G. A. ed
leagh Grocery Companj, Joplln; J. C.
O'Keefe. Moberly; J. J Abell, Nevada, Mo.;
S. H. Beller Grocery Company. Sedalla;
Springfield Grocer Company. Springfield,
Mo : W. P Schweppe, St. Louis; Letts.
Spencer. Parr Co , St, Joseph, Mo.: Ran-ney-Alton
Grocerj Companj-, Arkansas
Citj Kas.; W. F Dolan. Atchison; A, B.
Symms Grocerj- Companj. Atchison; Bill-man-Todd
Grocerj- Companj. Leaven
worth: Wells Grocery Companj-. ColTej
Ille, Kas , M. S Keller. Fort Scott. Kas ;
Hutchinson Wholesale Grocerj" Companj,
Hutchinson, Kas. Tholan-Achter .Grocery
Company. Humboldt. Kas . Harrj- Baden
Independence, Kas : W M Wade. Inde
pendence, Kas.; Theodore Pohler. Law
rence, Kas.; J J. Pelrson &. Co . Parons.
Kas.; J. M. Jones, of the Pittsburg Whole
sale Grocerj' Companj; Parkhurst-Dav is
Mercantile Companj. Topeka; Wichita
Wholesale Grocerj Companj-. Jett X. Wood
Ajlesbury Mercantile Companv-, Wichita
Chanute Wholesale Grocerj-" Companj-'
Chanute, Kas : Patterson Mercantile Com
pany. Muskogee, I. T.: Holsell-Frasler Grocerj-
Company. Guthrie. O. T.: EI Reno
"Wholesale Grocery Company. El Reno, I
T.: Dowden-Willlamson Grocerj- Companj-''
Oklahoma Citj-. O. T.. and Oklahoma City
TEXAS CATTLE TRUST.
Appraisers Appointed ay George B.
Loving Are J. II. Steven. Charles
Goodnight and J. W. Light.
Appraisers were appointed jesterday by'
Ireorge xj. xjo ving, oi run v uriu, v uu mis
been In the citj- for some days for the pur
pose of consummating a deal for the com
bination of one-half the largest cattle
ranches in Texas and New Mexico These
appraisers will inspect the ranches which
it is proposed to combine and report about
Januarj-1, at w hich time Mr. Lov lng hopes
to be aole to close the big deal. Ihose ap
pointed were J. H. Stevens, of Kansas
City: Charles Goodnight, of the Panhandle,
in Texas, and J. VS. Light, of Chlckasha.
'J. he appraisers were agieed upon at a
meeting held at the Midland notel
Mr. Loving left last night for Fort
Worth, wheie he will await the result of
the appraisers He stated that there were
fifty ranches in the transaction and that
the capital stock of the corporation would
"It Is possible that some of those who
have signified their intention of going in
will not do so." he said, 'but most of the
ranchmen will accept the figures of the
three gentlemen who will make the ap
praisement, Twentj- million acres of ranch
land and 1.000,000 head of cattle will come
under control of the corporation. Kansas
Citj will be headquarters and all cattle
will be shipped to this market. There are
onlj- two things which could prevent the
formation of the corporation, and neither
Is likely to happen. One is that the ranch
men maj' not agree upon the value of the
propertj- as given by the appraisers and
the other is the scarcity of monev. If
money will be as hard In Januarj- and Feb
ruary as It was In October, it would not
be an easy matter to raise the J50.O0O.O0O In
New York. However, it will not take
nearlj- that much for mo-., of the ranchmen
are taking stock In the concern and some
of them will take one-half of their pay in
that waj-. The report that the combina
tion would be In conflict with the Texas
trust law Is erroneous, for I have a letter
from the attornev general of that state
which savs that the law In no waj- Inter
feres with It."
FIGHTING JTHE TRUST.
J. I. Case Threnhlnjr Machine Companj-
Refuses to Be Swallowed
Up Local Changes.
F. Lee Norton, manager of the ales de
partment for the J. I. Case Threshing Ma
chine Companj-. of Racine, Wis , Is In the
citj- for the purpose of atending to the de
tails Incidental to a change In the manage
ment of the Kansas Citj branch of the
concern, located at 141G West Eleventh
street. W. C. Winhip, who has been gen
eral agent at Kansas Citj' ever since the
house was opened here, has retired from
active business life. He is succeeded by
E. J. Gittlns. late general agent for the
firm In Lincoln, Neb Mr. Winship has
been Ifr- the service of the companj- for
twentj- j ears
"The trust has swallowed up everj- firm
but our own," said Mr. Norton, j-esterdaj-,
"and we Intend to staj- out and run bus
iness on our own hook. The great adv ance
in the price of raw material has brought
about.a rise in the manufactured articles,
but not in proportion. Nearlj- everj-thing
which goes to the manufacture of a thresh
ing machine engine has advanced from 125
to 150 per cent, but we have not advanced
machines In the same ratio, consequently,
we are now doing business at a smaller
profit than formerly. The advance amounts
to from J100 to $150 on each engine."
In reference to the attitude of the firm
on the trust question, the Racine Times of
recent date, sajs:
When, a year or so ago. rumors of a threshing
machine combine were ripe. Secretary Richard T.
Robinson ststed emphatically that the J. I Case
Threshing Machine Company was not In the contem.
plated deal, but the newspapers discredited the state
ment and repeatedly asserted that the Racine com
pany had glren an option on the plant but preferred
to keep the matter secret. Mr. Robinson spoke the
truth, however, according to the following Chicago
dispatch: "Beginning January 1 next, all the plants
for the manufacture of threshing machines and trac
tion engines will be Incorporated Into a single com.
pany. The capital will be MO 000 000 Only one
plant In the country, that of the J. I. Case com
pany, of Racine, has failed to give an option The
other companies, forty-five In number, employ over
4,000 traveling salesmen. The p-omotera ot the com.
pany are A. A. McKaln. of Indianapolis, and W. O
McKeand, of Chicago "
ovf the Retail Lnnihermen.
The retail lumbermen of Missouri and Kansas are
said to be considering the advisability of erecting a
big mill and producing lumber themselves, owing to
the repeated advances In the price.
WAS A GREAT SUCCESS.
First Annual Rail of the Police De
partment Held In Convention
Hall Last Mght.
The policemen's ball is over. There were
upwards of G.000 persons in attendance. It
was estimated that from 1,500 to 1.S00 cou
ples Joined in the dancing.
Convention hall never looked more bril
liant than it did last evening. The decora
tions were elaborate, nearlj- all of the
woodwork being burled in bunting of manj
hues, while from the ceilings depended
huge baskets of palms. In the center of
which, half hidden by the branches, blazed
electric lights. On the patform, where the
Third Regiment band was stationed, hung
a large Japanese umbrella, from which
were festooned a score of red and j-ellow
streamers, and above these In the dome
shaped arch were upwards of a hundred
It was just 9.15 o'clock when the band
struck up the opening bars of the grand
march and the- couples began forming in
line. The march was headed bj- Chief of
Police and Mrs: Hajes and Police Captain
and Mrs. Branham. Following them came
nearly 100" policemen in full uniform and
fifty firemen, all accompanied by their
wives or sweethearts. After the latter fol
lowed about 750 couples. The floor was so
crowded that few of the figures which had
been planned on an elaborate scale by Pro
fessor Relnholdt and M. Campbell could be
The programmes were of unique design,
consisting of octagonal covers and insert.
On the first cover was a half-tone engrav
ing of Chief of Police Haj-es. surrounded
bj- a design in gold leaf. There were
twenty-six numbers on the order, the ma
jority of which were quadrilles, in order to
give the older persons who were present a
chance to participate in the terpsichorean
With but few exceptions, the hall was
visited some time during the night bj
all the members of the force, the excep
tions being those whose beats were too re
mote to admit leaving them
It was not until after midnight that the
dancing was thoroughly enjojed, for up to
that time the floor was so crowded that the
dancers found it difficult to make much
progress about the hall.
The affair paed off with scarcelv a
hitch, the different committees vieing with
each other In their efforts to make the
ball a success.
Interesting Programme for Celeb rn
tlon at Southwest Tabernacle
ext Tnesiiaj Evening.
Forefathers' daj- will be celebrated at the
Southwest Tabernacle Congregational
church. Twentv -ninth and Jefferson
streets, next Tuesdij- evening.
Thomas Jones will be toastmaster, and
the following toasts will be responded to:
"The Spirit of the Pilgrim," Rev. Dr. Henry Hop-
lla . .
Lesons in cmzensnip r rom me rngrlras." n.
Txpanlon as a Policy," E a mils.
England's War in South Africa," Rev. Dr. W. P.
"Our Field ot l-anor," uev. iir. j. i-. u'tfrlen.
Klondike Joint All Closed.
TOPEKA. Dec. 7 Special ) Ex-Attorney General
P B Dawes, of Leavenworth, one of the attorneys
employed by the state to prosecute the Klondike
jolntlsts. stated to-night that all the dives were
closed Warran's were served on all the jolntlsts
and they all agreed to quit providing the criminal
proceedings against them were not pressed The
court is holding the cases In abeyance, pending the
good behavior of the Jolntlsts.
Missed Through Connection.
Mrs Lottie Ewlng. wife of E L. Ewlng, living at
1S32 Main street, took chloroform last night with
sulcldsl intent. Mr. and Mrs. Ewlng had attended
the policeman's ball and the wife became Jealous
because her spouse had danced with another woman '
When they arrived at their home, she grew despond
ent and took chloroform. Dr. Manahan was called
HOTEL BALTIMORE. 11th and Balti
more avenue. Only one-half block from the
retail center. Fire proof without a doubt.
MOCK CEREJIOJY ALLEGED I SUIT
TO ANMJL A MVHRIVGE.
CONFIDENCE WAS MISPLACED
MRS. CATHERE TRPP MAKES
SOME U.N USUAL CHARGES.
Says She Was Married to the De
fendant in a Mysterious Manner
bj a Man Clad in Clerical
Garb to Which He Had
Tko Legal Right.
Many of the requirements for the plot
of an old-fashioned melodrama are con
tained in a suit to annul the marriage of
Catherine Trapp with Christian Trapp.
The principal allegation on which the suit
Is based Is that over nine jears ago the
plaintiff went through the marriage cere-monj-
with the defendant In a mjsterious
house before a strange man garbed in cler
ical vestments to which he had no right;
that until recently she lived with the
plaintiff as his lawful wife, which fact she
never questioned, even Intrusting him witn
her personal earnings, and that finally she
discovered, through an accident, that the
man whom she loved and trusted had a
wife and familj-, whom he had deserted,
living In Illinois.
The petition alleges that the plaintiff met
the man, whose surname, if her state
ments are true, did not belie his nature, 'f
his given name did, in this city, in 1SSS.
He posed as an unmarried man and wooed
her ardently. In ISM he proposed to her
and was accepted. September 3, 1S90. she
states, thej- went to the house of a friend
of the defendant. In the neighborhood of
Eighth and Central streets, where they
joined hands, and a man In the garb of a
minister of the gospel recited over them
the words which she supposed to be the
Plaintiff alleges that she Is unable to rend
or write, and that she was completelj- ttfe
victim of misplaced confidence. October 17,
last, she discovered that Trapp had a wife,
from whom he had never been divorced,
living in Illinois, puring the period she
lived with the defendant she saj-s she
earned money as a nurse and by doing
household work, which she turned over to
him. When she reproached him, she says,
he told her that the ceremony was a mock
one, that the supposed minister had no
right to perform the ceremony, and that
she was at liberty to pick up her clothes
and leav e him. She left at once.
She asks the court to restore her maiden
name Catherine Blocker and for judg
ment in the sum of $1,500, representing
monej- given to and services rendered the
Vogue of the French Marriage Re
called 1 an InKtrnment Made
of Record Yesterday.
An ante-nuptial contract was filed with
the count j- recorder jesterday which brings
to mind the vogue of the French marriage.
It is dated March 12, ISS, and is entered
into by William F. Clark, a widower, and
Susie V. LaFonda, a widow.
The instrument recites that the parties
thereto are contemplating matrimony and
that the prospective bride is possessed of
some personal estate, consisting of monejs,
notes, securities, goods and chattels. This
property Mr. Clark, "his heirs, executors,
administrators and assigns have no In
terest in, and shall not interfere with take
possession of. claim or dispose of." If she
dies first it Is to descend to her direct
heirs It is also specified that her Infant
son, Ervln LaFonda, shall remain a mem
ber of the family until he attains his ma-Jorltj-
without charge, either to himself or
On the other hand It Is specified that
nothing in the contract shall abridge, mod
ify or change her rights as wife or widow.
CONFERRED WITH. MR. ABBOTT.
Was and Means; Committee to Secure
Democratic Convention Got
Some Valuable Pointer.
Willis J. Abbot, one of the prominent
newspaper men of New York city, who
believes Kansas Citj- will secure the next
Democratic national convention, called at
the headquarters of the wavs and means
committee of the convention movement
jesterday. and greatly encouraged thee
present with his views. Mr Abbot Is now
on the editorial staff of the New- York
World. At one time he was managing
editor of the Kansas Cltv News, leaving
that position to become managing editor
ot the Chicago Times, and for a period
before his connection with the World he
was associate editor of the New York
Journal Within the last month Mr. Abbot
has talked with the prominent political
leaders and manv of the national commilV
teemen of both the East and West and has
found them, with few- exceptions, stronglj
In favor of Kansas Cltv.
"From a strategic standpoint, the senti
ment Is unanimous that Kansas Citj' Is
the place," he said "Personallj, I should
like to see Kansas Citj- get the convention
and mj- Judgment, founded upon what I
hav e recentlj- seen and heard, is that our
citv Is practlcallv sure of it. The national
committee. I believe, has been more per-sistentlj-
and systematically canvassed by
Kansas Citj- than bv any other cltv- In the
race. New York will not be a rival, Chi
cago could not be and I think nothing
need be feared from Milwaukee or anj
Mr. Abbot thinks Mr. Brjan will undoubtedly-
be the nominee.
HILTON HEIRS AGREE
Son Who Wns Cut Off With $25,000
Persuaded to Drop Hi
NEW YORK, Dec. 7. On the arrival of
Robert G. Smj th from Saratoga, testimony
as to the execution of the will of ex-Judge
Henrj' Hilton will be taken before Surro
gate Fitzgerald and the contest brought
bj Henrj G. Hilton, to dispute the validitj
of the instrument closed Counsel for Hil
ton said to-daj- that an agreement had
been reached among the heirs, but that
the terms would not be made public
Although the estate amounted to $6,000,000,
Henry C. Hilton was cut off with $25,000.
the four other children receiving the bulk
of the remainder. He brought suit at once
and has evidently received a share bj
agreement with the other heirs.
Andrew May Go to Nebraska.
OM U1A. XEB , Dec. 7 A meeting of the board
of regents of the Nebraska unlversltv Is called for
next Tuesday at Lincoln and It appears likely that
a chancellor will be selected to succeed MacLean.
who resigned and went to Iowa university. It is
understood that E Benjamin Andrews, superintend
ent of the Chicago city schools and formerly presi
dent of Brown university, will be the man. t
Seattle Post Intelligencer Sold.
SEATTLE. WASH . Dec. 7 The Post Intelligencer
hss changed hands. The names of the new purchas
ers are understood to be E. C Hughes and Maurice
McMlken. leading Republican lawyers. The put
chase price is understood to be 3310.000, the bulk of
which was paid in cash.
Colonel D. C. Allen Tells Some Very
Interesting Thing About the
Slate' Early Hltor.
The Earlj- Settlers and Historical Society
of Missouri met at the public llbrarj last
night and listened to an address bj- Colo
nel DeWitt C. Allen, of Liberty, Mo., who
undoubtedly knows more of the early and
unwritten history of this state than anj
other man alive. There was a full attend
ance of members, but pioneer-, as thej- all
were, thej- gleaned much new and interest
ing information of their nativ e or adopted
state, a part ot which thej' were, in some
instances, able to verifj' from their own
less complete recollections.
The subject on which Colonel Allen spoke
was "Early Days of Missouri More Partii.
ularlj of Clay and Jackson Counties " He
told of the social, economic and religious
condition of the people of the state from
the period of its first settlement up to the
conclusion of the Mexican w ar.
The first settlement of the state." he
said, "began In 1SW8, at old Fort Osage,
now Siberlj. The Indian title in Jackson
count j- was extinguished in 1S05 and in
Claj county in 1S15 Claj- was made a
county in 1S22, and Jackson in 1S2S The
names of the two counties and their prin
cipal towns Illustrated the change In pub
lic sentiment for Jackson and Independ
ence were christened to offset the titles of
Ciav and Libertj-."
The growth of the two counties was il
lustrated bj the following table;
Yea- county. county.
1K0 C300 2S00
1S10 8.200 7.600
1S50 10.300 11 000
1S60 U0OU 3I.S00
In the above table fractions of 100 ot the
population are omitted.
Claj- count j was reduced to Its present
size in 1S33, and Jackson in 1S35. As a gen
eral thing. Colonel Allen said, the acquisi
tion of Missouri was accomplished with but
little trouble with the Indians, and Claj
and Jackson counties were acquired irom
the Indians with practlcallj- no opposition.
"The original settlers were of two tjpes,"
he said "First came the fine, heartv and
strictly hone-t frontiersman, who blazed
the waj- in the pathless wilderness and
built the first rough homes. Thej- were
quickly followed by a more cultured, but
not a more honest or deserving, class prin
cipally from Kentucky, Virginia. North
Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee."
The speaker particularlj- emphasized the
fact that the earlv settlers were not, as Is
too commonly supposed, of the typical bor
der ruffian tjpe. A mistaken impression of
their character unfortunately became
prevalent after the Invasion of Kansas and
was spread through the East principally
for political purposes.
WOMEN SUFFRAGISTS MEET.
Mini Snann II. iitliony- AddreHxe the
National anoclntIon at
INDIASTAPOI..IS. IND , Dec. 7. The na
tional conference of women suffragists be
gan here to-day with short addresses by
Governor Mount, Mrs. May "Wright Se
wall, president of the International Coun
cil of "Women; Miss Susan B. Anthony and
W. P. Fishback.
To-night, at the first regular meeting of
the confererce, Mtes Anthony spoke on
"The Women as a. Moral Force in the
World and Mrs Harriet Taylor Upton
spoke on the subject, "As the "World Sees
Us. In her address. Miss Anthony said hi
I am impelled to briefly outline the object of the
National Female Suffrage Association, for I doubt
not that, with all the intelligence that Is trapped
up In this gathering, there ai. not a lew of you
hoe thoughts are at pea concerning us. Ve stand
for no specific performance, not a special and ex
clusive reform. Our movement does and for the
underlying principles of our government, the most
salient of which guarantees to the governed the
right to participate in the organization and control
of the government
The part In the dally work of humanity, common
ly referred to as money making, has, by common
consent, fallen to the lot of man Every business
and industrial interest la controlled by man The
trusts, combines and organized capitalistic enter
prises are all controlled bj men who. as a matter
of course, control not only their Invested capital, but
also, too frequently, their employes The latter I
might ay has been especially observable In polit
On the other hand, the charities, educational work,
the reform movement of the churches and of so
ciety generally, are by common conient given to
women All the material interests for the moral
and intellectual adancemeTit of humanity are In
by far the greater number of Instances under the
control of women In thii country. And woman can't
vote. That Is, she cannot ote except in four out
of all the states and territories of the American
Men have the vote and the balance of power.
oman, the Intellectual equal of man and his moral
superior, cannot vote even upon educational ques
tions and matters ot taxation In which her own per
sonal Interests may be directly Involved The great
trusts and combines have their paid agent3 in the
halls of congress and the state legislatures at ever
recurring session watching that their masters inter
ests are In no way endangered
Every report for thirty years favoring our petition
has been a minority report, "ft hen the matter of the
Inlqultlous canteen sjsem in the army during the
Spanish-American war stirred the religious and God
fearing people of this country to remonstrance, and
the demand was mad upon President McKinley that
the canteen be abolished once and for all, the can
teen remained to disgrace the army, the war depart
ment, the president himself and the American people.
If the earnest effort made by the church people of the
country had proceeded from the politicians the can
teen would have been wiped out in the twinkling of
The conference tI11 close to-morrow.
Profexxor Georsrexon, Formerly of
Kamai, Tell Rexultx of This
WASHINGTON. Dec. 7 The investiga
tions of the department of agriculture con
cerning the agricultural possibilities of
Alaska were continued durlnjr the paat sea
son The special agent of the department.
Professor C. C. Georgeson, late in the chair
of agriculture in the Kansas State Agri
cultural college, who is in charge of this
work, has just returned from Alaska. He
brought with him a collection of -very fine
samples of grains and -vegetables grown
on the newlv established experiment sta
tions at Sitka and Kenai, Cook inlet. The
samp'es Include several varieties of spring
wheat, which matures perfectlv, and also
a dozen arieties eacli of barley and oats,
besides ne. flax and buckwheat AH of
these grains compare f a orably w 1th grains
grown an where in the United States. The
earliest sowings of grain were made April
20, some in Slay: some of the samples as
late as May 20. The two -varieties of wheat
named were harvested September a Bar
ley ripens by the end of August.
Among the collection of vegetables are
some remarkable specimens of potatoes,
onions, carrots, parsnips and rutabagas.
Professor Georgeson sajs all hardy vege
tables can be grown with great success
in the coast regions of the territqry.
Forty-xecond Annual Meetlnsr of State
Society Ended Yexterday
PRINCETON, MO. Dec. 7 (Special.)
The Missouri State Horticultural Society
completed its fortv -second annual meeting
here to-night. Delegates were in attend
ance from all parts of the state, and from
Arkansas.. Kansas. Nebraska and Illinois
The display of fruit was good, especially
so, considering the unfavorable season The
society will endeavor to get a good display
for the Paris exposition next J ear. The
society will also endeavor to secure two
carloads of fruit next vear for the Buffalo
exposition in 1901. This will be a great
work, tor tnese .Missouri iruus win meet
the New York and Michigan fruits almost
on their own ground.
BRIEF BITS OF AEWS.
CUT employes In Chicago are'belng discharged be
cause ot laclc ot funds.
John SchilRopt, a juryman in the John CamnfleU
murder case at Oshlosh, Wis , died ot apoplexy in
the Jury box.
John Hoffman, the snperintendent in charge of the
work on the German Catholic church at Topeka. was
killed by being struck on the head by a piece of
TWO FOR TAYLOR
KEMTCICY ELECTION COMMISSION
LIKELY TO SEAT IIEIUBLIC.
DECISION SATURDAY MORNING
TREMENDOUS PRESSURE IS BEING
BROUGHT TO IIE4.R.
It May Chance the Vote of One or
Both of the Corainli&ionera Who
Are Aow for Taj lor, hat
FRANKFORT, KY., Dec. 7 -The de
cision of the state board of election com
missioners, covering the gubernatorial con
test, will be handed down on Saturdaj
morning. The strong probability is that
certificates of election will be given to
William S Taj lor, the Republican candi
date for governor, and to the other Re
publican candidates for other otiices on
the state ticket. The vote will probabl
be two for the Republican and one for the
Democratic state ticket.
It was thought when the board adjourn
ed at noon, after the conclusion of Judge
Hargis" argument, that two of the mem
bers of the board had practically decided
to vote for Taj lor, and that thej wished
to spend the time between the adjournment
of court and the time set for the reading
of the opinion in preparing a sjllabus of
the decision thej- had decided to render.
The three members of the commission have
been placed in a most unenviable position
Their best fr'ends, even their relatives.
have pleaded with them on both sides of
the question, some for Taj lor, some for
Goebel. No matter which waj thej- decide
the case, it means much to their friends
The pressure upon them has been some
thing stupendous and it isxmlj- fair to saj
that, throughout the entire canvass and
during the one and a half dajs of argu
ment, they seemed actuated onl bj- the
intention to do their dutj- as thej- under
stand It and to render justice where thej
consider It due.
There Is no doubt the pressure brought to
bear upon them so far will be continued
until thej- have handed down the certifi
cate of election on Saturdaj. It will have
been upon them every, minute from the
time Judge Hargis closed his argument to
day until the entire matter has been set
tled. It is possible that one or thejother
of the three members of the board maj
alter his position and stand for Goebel,
but it is not considered llkelj-, and the
chances now are that the conditions which
prevail to-night will endure to the end, and
that the certificates will be handed down
to "William S Taj lor and his colleagues on
It Is possible, in case the decision is
given to Taj lor, that the Democrats maj
secure an Injunction restraining him from
taking his seat and in this manner inau
gurate the fight that will be carried into
the legislature and fought out there to the
bitter end. Some such btep has been con
sidered, but not deiinitelj- determined upon.
It Is believed the board, in handing down
its decision, will sav- that, while fraud and
Irregularities were undoubtedlj- committed
in the election, the powers of the board do
not permit it to go behind the returns. It
is expected that upon this part of the de
cision, granting it is made, a Democratic
contest will be given ground to stand.
Neither of the candidates would talk about
the matter. Mr. Taylor said:
"I have nothing to saj-. I am still in the
thick woods and as long as I see trees I
can't talk. My friends tell me this and
that, but I will wait until Saturdaj- before
I do anj- talking."
MR. PALMERJJENIES IT.
Declare He Han Not Said That He
AVonM Support Dry nil Next
HOWELU MICH, Dec 7. The follow
ing letter from John M. Palmer, who Is at
the head of the sound money Democrats,
was written In answer to an alleged Inter
view asserting" that he had come out In
favor of "William J. Brvan. The letter de
nies the InterWew as follows:
Springfield. Ill , Dec 5
Isaac M Howell.
Mr Dear Sir I have read your favor of December
1. 1S99 I have not seen the Interview to which you
allude and do not know -what It contains, but a real
Interview took place when I was In Washington re
cently. In which I ald that Mr. Bryan would be
nominated by the Democratic convention, and that,
with him as its candidate, the free silver Issue could
not be concealed and that I woald not support him.
and I did not predict bis election.
I find that the free silver Republicans entertain
the same view that I do. that, on the Issue of 18
to 1 Mr. Bryan's opinions are known and cannot b
glossed over. Mr Bryan will lose Illinois by 100
000 votes, in my op'nlon. No gold Democrats will
vote for him there. Yours respectfully.
JOHN SI. FIi.EK.
ntional Republican LenRoe.
CHICAGO. Dec 7 The conventio-i of the National
Republican League -will be held earlr la Mar. ac
cording to the forecast made by Colonel Oeorge
Stone, ot San Francisco, president ct the league,
who stopped In Chicago to-day on his way lo Wash
ington. ' The executive committee will meet In
Washington December 12." said Sir. Stone, "to de
termine the date and place. St. Faul and Indianap
olis are bidding lor the assemblage, and Phila
delphia, St. Louis and GalTeston, Tex., would like
to entertain us."
Senator 3Inrtln Renominated.
RICHMOND. VA.. Dec. 7 To-night the Joint
Democratic legislative caucus nominated Thomas S.
Martin to sucvd himself as United States senator.
The rote stood- Martin. 107. Governor Tyler. 27.
The Incumbents of the offices ot treasurer, secre
tary or the commonwealth, auditor, second auditor,
superintendent of the penitentiary, superintendent of
public printing and railroad commissioner were re
nominated. These nominations are equivalent to
Fnneral ot Senator Hnjvvnrd.
NEBRASKA C1TT, NEB, Dec. 7 The funeral of
the late United States Senator M. L. Hajward took
place to-day at 2 p. m , from the late residence of
the deceased, and the remains were laid to rest lr.
Wyuka cemetery. Governor Poynter and other state
officials came over on a special train from Lincoln,
while prominent citizens from all over the state were
Talk of a Flaxseed Corner.
CHICAGO. Dec 7 Talk of a corner in flaxseed was
started in some quarters here to-day by the bulge of
41? to 6 cents, which carried the market to the top
price of the present crop. The surface causes were
the light receipts and the Duluth advance, but the
December seed is said to be almost entirely is the
hands of a few Northwestern firms.
Another Actor a Bankrupt.
NEW YORK. Dec. 7 Joseph K. Emmett, the
actor, to-day filed a petition in bankruptcy with lia
bilities $17,070 and no assets. The debts were con
tracted from 1&91 to 1S96 and are for printing, royal
ties, salaries, borrowed money, clothing and mer
chandise There are thirty creditors.
ROW IN A METHODIST SCHOOL
Nine Theological StudentM at ISoHton
Imlversit Quit Uecnuxe of "Un-
BOSTON. Dec. 7 The theological de
partment of Boston unlversitj- has. been
shaken not a little bj- the withdrawal of
nine students because thej- considered the
teachings of Professor Hincklej- G. Mitchell
to be un-Methodlstlc and too liberal. These
same students have gone to Drew Theolog
ical seminarj at Madison. X. J.
It is claimed that protests have been
made for a jear past, the protectants be
ing of the opinion that 1'rofessor Mitchell
ought either to modifj- his opinions or re
sign from the facultj- of the theological
school. The movement culminated in a
petition to the trustees against the ap
pointment of the professor when hi term
expired this month.
The matter was, of course, known to the
body of students who agreed with the pro
fessor's teachings, and thej- sent in a coun
ter petition for the professor's retention.
The trustees heard botli sides, and decided
to reappoint Professor Mitchell for a new
term of five j ears The nine students then
laid their cae before the board of bishops
of the M. E. church, with the result that
the facultj- of Boston unlversitj- notified
the protestants that thej- must cease fur
ther agitation, whereupon they severed
their connection with the Institution. At
the head of the agitation was Rev. Mr.
W. W. Schenk. who was supplying the pul
pit at a church in Franklin. Mass. He re
signed the pastorate, and publicly ex
plained his reasons as follows:
Coming from the West to Boston Unl
versitj School of Theoiogj- a vear ago. I
was shocked to find the most rabid ration
alism being taught as Old Testament exer
cises, under cover of a leading Unlv ersallst
school Believing it mj- dutj. not alone as
a pergonal matter, but in the interest of
Methodism at large, I demanded proof,
which was not forthcoming.
' Coming to Messianic prophecv-, onlj
half a truth was taught. Further on, Jesus
Christ was authoritj- on Old Testament
The miraculous conception was set aside
and the atoning blood made non-essential."
President Warren, of the univ ersit j . con
firms th storv of the dissensions and sajs
that the matter cannot be further consid
ered until the next meeting of the bishops.
. Professor Mitchell declines to be Inter
v lew ed.
HAS FIZZLED OUT.
Pain's Firework Compnnj- Driven to
the Wall by a Fire and
XEW YORK, Dec. 7 Pain's Fireworks
Companj, whose headquarters are In this
city, made an assignment to-daj- In Brook-
ljn to Bertram Gardener, a lawjer of Man
hattan The following statement has been given
' 1 he cause of the assignment is stated to
be principallj due to complications arising
from an accident occurring at ColumbU3,
O , during a sham battle, resulting in a
large number of suits for damages for In
juries, as well as from the disastrous fire
which occurred at the companj 's factory
last summer. The fireworks trade has also
been demesjed for several months. Th
amount of the liabilities Is stated to be
about JTO.tW. with assets which are be
lieved to cover fullj- the indebtedness if
carefullv handled "
Mr. Pain stated that the companj- was
compelled to tile the assignment, owing to
ine mreaienea action oi certain creditors,
vi ho sought to obtain preferences bj- suit.
Ills desire being that all creditors should
share alike, because he felt confident that
me companj- would come through without
loss to anj- of the creditors. The assignee
is now preparing the necessarj- schedules.
The factory where the lire occurred, on
June last, was in Parkville, near Coney
It is expected that judgments will be
taken igainst the companj- In a few dajs,
on account of the accident at Columbus,
which occurred during a fireworks produc
tion of the !ittle or Sin Jinn hill, at the
Ohio State Fair crminds. One nerson was
killed and several persons were injured.
GOT HIS MONEY BACK.
St. I.on In Mnn Who Went Rail for a
Friend Has a Harrow Escape
From Loslnsr It.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. Dec. 7. (Spe
cial ) Gov ernor Stephens to-dav- granted a
remitter of recognizance to John P. Col
lins, suretj- for Edward Rjan. in the sum
of J1.0W, and for which judgment was
rendered In the criminal court of St. Louis
at the Ma j- term, 1S37. Rjan was Indicted
in St. Louis, in December, 1SSS. on two
charges or robber- and was held in the
sum of JTiCO on each charge. Collins went
his bail and when Rjan failed to appear
for trial In May. 1SS7. judgment for JL000
was entered against him. Petitions from
citizens of St. Louis asking the governor
to set aside the forfeiture state that Col
lins went to much expense and trouble In
effecting the arrest and conviction of Rj-an
and showed such good faith in bringing
him to justice that equity entitled him to
be relieved from the judgment entered
FOR A GREATER ChTcAGQ.
Reprenentatlve Citizens of the Windy
City Have Launched tbe
CHICAGO. Dec. 7. Representative citi
zens comprising the committee of 100, ap
pointed by the Civic Federation, met to-daj-
and launched a movement to unite the
numerous taxing bodies in Cook count- un
der one responsible head and create a
greater Chicago An executive committee
of fifteen will be named to carry ore the
details of the work and arrange for a cam
paign. An amendment to the state con
stitution will be prepared authorizing the
consolidation of the city and county gov
ernments for presentation to the legisla
ture of 1901.
The committee will send representatives
to London. New York and Philadelphia
to studv the practical operation of con
solidated government and select such
features as maj- be used to advantage in
WILL NOT EMPLOY GIRLS.
Indiana Glass Factories Turned From
Their Purpose by Public
MUNCIE, IND , Dec 7. Because of the
everw helming popular sentiment against It,
the movement for the general employment
f .iria tn dn the w ork of bovs In the class
factories has suddenly stopped. The great
est ditliculty that the glass manufacturers
have to contend with Is the scarcity of
boy help. and. to remedy this, the Introduc
tion of girls began.
It is said there is now but one glass
factory in the United States emplojing
girls to do bos work This one is located
at Bellaire. O. Though a large number of
Indiana concerns Intended to give employ
ment to women and girls, they were pre
vailed upon to desist before the actual
emploj ment began.
Society of Army Frontier.
CEDAR RAPIDS. IA , Dec. 7 At the fifth annual
meeting of the Society ot the Army ot the Frontier
to-day oncers for the ensuing year were elected as
follows- President. Colonel David llurphy. St. Louis:
first vice president. Colonel J. B. Leake. Chicago:
second Tice president. Captain E. G Mllle-. Water
loo la - third vice president. Captain J. K. Maon.
Keokjl la.: secretary and treasurer. J. C Bonnell.
Chicago The next annual meeting will be held in
Chicago, during the national encampment jut tha
Grand Army of the Republic
Mrs. Sanderson's Trial IlcKUn.
MARSHALL. MICH , Dec. ".A Jury was secured
this afternoon in the case of Mrs. Rodolphus San
derson, who Is charged with attempting to murder
her aged husband by feeding him pounded glass in
his oatmeal. Prosecutor Clark opened the ease, and
tho physician who performed the pest mortem on
the body ot Mr. Sanderson testified to sending cer
tain parts of the body to Ann Arbor to be examined
for traces ot glass. ThlB physician also stated that.
In his opinion, paralysis caused the death ot Mr.
AND HE FELL DEAD
HOW A DIV1M5 HEAXER "WAS SAVED
CALLED ON GOD FOR HELP
HIS ASSXILAXT IMMEDIATELY FELL
-T HIS FEET, A CORPSE.
Affair Occurred In. the Public Library
at Butte, 3lont. Tragedy Waa
Led L'p To by a Heated
cussion. BUTTE, MONT.. Dec 7.-Professor Ma
lachy Dwjer. an old resident ot Butte,
formerly of Ogdensburg. N. Y., during a
heated religious discussion with J. S. Char
lebois, the devine healer, attempted to
strike the latter. Charlebois called on God
to protect him, and Dwj er dropped dead.
The men were in the public library at the
Charlebois. who is from Helena, is a re
ligious fanatic, with a reoutation as a. di
vine healer and Is editor of a publication
called the Living Truth.
During his discussion with Dwyer. he
made the statement that he had read tha
figures "GoS" marked on the forehead of
the pope. Dwjer said thej- had had an
anti-Christ significance, called CnarleboU
a liar and made a rush for him with up
raised hand to strike him. Charlebois sajs
he stood up and called on God to protect
him and before Dwjer could strike he
Dwje was 6S years old. The coroner's
inquest ascribed death to the fact that he
CHAPLAIN SHIELDS' DEFENSE.
He Sets Up That He. Has a Disease
Which Leads Slrnngers to
Think Him Drunk.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.. Dec 7. In the
Shields court-martial to-day, the accused
chaplain's counsel. Lieutenant Ettinge. of
the Sixth cav airy, asked for a. continuance
of two weeks in order to allow the chap
lain time in which to obtain affidavits as
to the condition of his health and his char
acter for sobriety. He came here from Fort
Worth. Tex., and he claims that there are
army surgeons now stationed there who
will testify that he is afflicted with a
chronic ailment which at times deranges
his gait and general behavior' In such a
way as to create an impression among
those who are not aware of his physical
state that he Is under the Influence of In
toxicants, and he furthermore avers that
he is able to procure unlimited and irre
fracible testimony that his character has al-
was been that of a conscientious clergy
man. Judge Advocate Grossmith took the
request" under advisement. The evidence
for the prosecution was completed to-cay.
TOUGH ON CINCINNATI. .
Her Last Distillery Gone to Join Her
Once Flourishing Hoic Pack
CINCINNATI, O.. Dec 7. The Enquirer
will say to-morrow: Cincinnati has lost
the last of her distilleries. This end Is
brought about by the decision of the of
ficers of the Standard Distilling and Dis
tributing Company or the Distilling Com
pany ot America. The Mill -Creek distil
lery has been idle for some time. Now,
by order ot the trust, the Mill Creek dis
tillery is never again to be put In opera
tion. Even if the Mill Creek were to run
but 2.00O bushels per day. the demand for
goods for local delivery could be filled
w ithout the necessity of waiting for a car
load from Peoria, where the larger sup
plies would all be drawn from, and where,
with the other Western plants, the Cin
cinnati trade will hav e to look for all their
supplies in the future.
STRIKERS TO BE EJECTED.
Tbose Occnpjing Company Houses
at Dlamondvllle Mines Noti
fied to Leave.
CHEYENNE. WYO , Dec. 7T The Dia
movllle coal mines resumed worlr to
day with a force of 173 men. The camp is
patrolled by fifteen fullj- armed deputies.
The mines are well guarded and the men
who went to work were not molested, al
though the miners feel their defeat keen!-.
They are apparently cowed by tbe manner
in which Sheriff Ward and his deputies
block them at every point- The company
to-daj- served notices of ejectment on the
srtlkers who are oicupjlng companv
houses. Serious trouble may result, as a
number of the strikers announce thev- will
resist any effort to put them out. Public
sympathy Is with the company.
FOUND IN OCMULGEE RIVER.
Daughter of Colonel Hamilton, of Bor
der Warfare Fame. Murdered
MACON. GA.. Dec 7. The body of Mrs.
Eugenia Pottle, widow of the late Judge
Joseph Pottle, one of the most prominent
men in this section, and a daughter of
Colonel John Hamilton, who took a promi
nent part In the border troubles In Kan
sas and Missouri before the war. was
found In the Ocmulge river to-day. Mrs.
Pottle disappeared while on the way from
Macon to her Jones countv plantation Monday-
evening, November 2U. The belief was
prevalent that she had become th victim
of foul plaj- and Allen Fuller, a r.egro. has
MADE A LIGHT HAUL.
Four Men Rob Four Eljr Four Sta
tions In Illinois and Get
Only f t.lO.
CHICAGO. Dec. ".With masks, gags and
revolvers, four men raided stations along
the Big Four railroad sixty miles from Chi
cago early to-daj". Their plunder in montv
conslsted of M cents at Coster. Ill . plucked
from the pockets of the telegraph operator,
and 60 cents at Gardner, rifled from a olot
machine. At Clark City, where thej tried
to break Into the jiostofflce. they got noth
ing. H. F. Broeckelmyer, night operator at
Coster, was plundered and bound hand ar.il
foot, but rleased himself after five hours
FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN.
P." D. Wldener to Establish a School
Near Philadelphia at a. Cost
PHILADELPHIA. PA.. Dec 7. Peter B.
Wldener, the millionaire traction magnate
of thU city, to-day announced that he
had purchased thirtj--six acres or land at
Logan, a suburb of Philadelphia, on which
he intended to erect and endow a home.
hospital and school for crippled children,
at a cost of $2,000,000.
Foreigners En Route to Join Boers.
LOVDOX. Dec. 8. The Berlin correspondent of
the Daily Mall says: The German steamer Honlf
has lust arrived at Lourenio Marquese. with th
German ami Dutch Red Cross contlngenta. She has
also thirteen Cermaa. two French and one Swedish,
officers who are golnc to Join the Boers.
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