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VOLUME XXXVII, NO. 220.
KANSAS ULTY, JANUARY 18, 1805.
JMlIf'R FIVK CKNTS.
H p ally jftntmal
Will buy choice of n lot of very
fine Sis, SiS and $20
Wc'vn just finished inventory anil
we're clearing out small lots o these
very llncst gui'monts for S10.
909-911 MAIN STREET,
LUI KUN YIII IN EVIDENCE.
COMIIIM.VS AIIMIItAI.S TINO, Kl'Nd
AMI TAII TAI "HI IH'Aiil.
Tail Kim Mh Is thn I'hlncso Viceroy
ami .111 lli)ciu ti I.l Hung Chung
Curious Ptlitt Prom ttm
Chin, o llmpe-rnr.
Vancouver, 11. C, Jan. 17 Tlio following
advices from the Orient hav e been received
by the steamer i:mpies of Japan:
The situation In PeMn Is growing more
complicated since the arrival of Viceroy
I.ul Kim Ylh, I.l Hung Chang's Breatest
enemy, and head of the Hunan faction.
Tho lli-bt eildenco of I.ul Kim Ylh Is the
Issuing of a decree condemning Admirals
Tins, Kung and Tao Tal to death, and all
other olllcers In command of divisions yet
nllv-e, who showed cowardice befoie, after
or during battle.
15y this sweeping decree none of the gen
erals or admirals escape. The decree states
that as they are responsible for the un
necessary fall of Port Arthur death must
be their penalty. The board of punishment
will publicly displace the commandos be
foie execution. The mandate overrides 1.1
Hung Chang's desperate attempt to "white
wash" every cowardly commander who de
serted his post at the full of Port Arthur.
Oillcer.s hae been m nt utter Admiral
Kung with insti notions to briiiB him back
alive or leae his dead liodj to the vul
tures. Kung will surely lie taken. He Is
In hiding nt Yang Chow. Kims Is it broth
er of the Chinese minister to England, and
up to a recent date under 1,1 Hum? Chang
was a very poweiful politician at court.
I.ul has selected Kuns for his special re
venge on account of his enmity to I.I Hung
Chang. Lord 1.1. another Impeached ad
mil nl, i.s In hldinB and Is In communication
with Kung llovei union spies have re
poi ted those facts to the authorities, so
that his capture Is certain.
Admiral Tlwr Is locked up with Ills fleet
tit Wei Hal Wei. It Is (-aid if lie hears of
his fate ho v. Ill cheat the executioner, as
he is extrcmel) proud rind will not live to
batlsfj the hatied of ills old lhal I.ul
An edict Issued a month ago by the em
peror of China to tho-e within the palace
precincts has lust tome to llsht. Dm ins
this time It has been Jinlouslv guard, il
from the public as It was hoped and wished
that the young emp-MXir, ee spall Ing and
cllscoui.iBed, would change his mind and
lecal! his utteiances The translation of
this most cMranidlnnry edict of any Ksued
by the empetor during tin. war has bun
obtained It was given out when Wing
Thung Tsao ami Wen Thung Hhlh me
morialized the empeior, suggesting the re
moval of the cnpltni wettwatd. The sub.
bt.ince Df this proclamation is as follows:
"When wo III st took charge ot thu nff.ilis
of the cmplio It was out intention to In
tiodueo many reforms. Suddenly and un
fxpcetedl, tlio Japanese lian broken the
pea I taken away oil, e'oiv-ao dependency
and taken possession of the hoideM of our
"We havo lent our geneials on whom we
trusted, with their mini, s, to punlsli thu
enemies of peace and drive them away,
but wo never Intir, ' to illstuil, the peine
of the Japmese cmpiie and tills oui un
cestois and all foielgu nations will know.
I.lttle did we e.pict that oui genunls
were In, ompetent, and In ninny i ases un
tiustwoitliy, and that the soldlei i were
lusuboidlnato and lll-suiiplleil with aims
adequate, as largo sums of money weio
nppioprintcd l,v us to supply thi in with;
and It Is for these rensons that the Jap
anese havo gained vietoiy after victory
find place after place, which causes us the
greatest concern and makes our muestors
restless In their honored giaves.
"All this iilllletlon and tioublo Is because
wo aio unworthy and havu cmploi'd unlit
men. If, how ever, tlio woist comes niu
the enemy secuin our sacred allure, then
there lemalns nothing but for us to pciish
nt the altar of our fathers nnd bo guth
oed homo to them, lighting to the last, as
they did before us, for our country mid
"When that tlmo comes may you rever
ently escort tlio empiesa dowager west,
ward and elect a worthy man to bo your
emperor, look after tlio sacred altars of our
ancestors, revive thought and wipe out
tills tenlble disgrace.'"
l.OOKIMi 'IOM.IKII 11111 .HIMIS llll.f..
Diuorji Now Seem to 1 hlnk 1 heir bit
lltlon Lies in That Measure.
Washington, Jan. 17. Tlio Democratic
leaders In tho house nio still devoting
themselves assiduously to tho task of get
ting a bill upon which they can agree und
which can secure u majoilty in tho penito
for the reorgante ttlou of tho currency.
They have been In confoience moro or less
for tho mat two das a and it Is uuder-
stood that thf
sjiueraiious are uaseu upon
tho Jones ti
ho ran bo
of Its pas.
;sir, Jones has perfected
fhe adheres to his original
pt to Intioduco It unless
'tably assured, In advance.
He and tia supporters of
'oting themselves to-day to
Jt what support can be ob.
the bill art.
talned and I. doing this are, to a certain
extent, canvassing inu iicpiiDiicnn smo ot
tho senate, as well as tho Democratlo
Indian Itoervutluiis In Kan. m.
Washington, Jan. J7, (Special.) Uep
resentatlve Hroderlek received word
fiom tho secretary of tho interior and
tho commissioners of Indian ntfalrs to
day thut they had decided to report fu
voiably on Ills bill to open to settle
ment tho Pottawatomlo and Klcltapoo
icservatlon In Kansas. air, Hrodeilclc
I'opes to get tho committee to act favor
ably on tho bill in the morning and luivo
It included in tha general bill bv'fore it
is completed by tho bouse.
A FEW TROLLEY CARS RUNNING,
Ceuuprtiml,' nt llritoki.iu Hellcvrs Soinn of
Iho PooHore Hold, nts uf
Ilroohljn. Jan. 17. Trolley rnrs on (lie
DeKnlunvcnun line arc tunning on sched
ule time lo-dny, a compromise' agreement
having been reached between the company
nnil the strikers p.irly tu-itny. Tho num
ber of men on this lino Is about M.
Tho riftli nSchuo line of the Atlantic
Avenue road, nnd the Court street nnd
rintbush avenue lines of the Hmoklyn
Heights Company are running In n limited
number. The request of President Lewis,
of the IlrooklMi Heights Conip.ui, for u
detail of olllcers to assist him In opening
up the rinlbiish avenue svstetn and tho
Hnlsey line was denied by the superintend
ent of police.
Pracllcnlly the men of Iho DeKnll) street
line have won n victory, ns the only point
tin which they maintained any kind of a
stand Is the ton-horn working tiny rule,
which the company conceded.
The opening of this lino Is much help
towards relieving the congested state ot
the city, nnd many Hrookljnltes who have
been wnlklng long dlstnnces mottling nnd
night can now ride to llrookljn bridge.
The condition ot thn Atlantic nvenuo nnd
the lliooklyn Heights ConipaiileH remain
about the same.
Six thousand men nre still out and the
two most powetful of tho railroad corpo
rations remain obdurate. The state board
ot aibltratlon Is making every effort to
terminate the strike In u compromise and
the mu propose to submit to nny fair rul
ing v Iileli the companies propose.
Tho stilktis generally nte behaving qui
etly Mnv or Si Idem has nsked Corporation
Counsel McDonald to give nil opinion ius to
what powers he possesses relative to set
tling tho strike. In view ot this fact the
state board of arbitration adjourned the
irseting called for this morning.
A car on the rintbush line was at
tacked by strikers ns It was passing Pros
pei t avenue plaa. The polleo ilrovo oft
the attacking p irty and tho car proceeded.
Lilt, r In the da a condurtoi on a car oC
the same lino was assaulted by two sttlk
eis, who pulled him off the rear platform
and kicked him In the stomach. IIIj Inju
llcs were sei lous.
A mob of strikers attacked a. car nt Hal
sc stieet and Uroadwny, as It left tlio
barns. The men stood on a bluff, and at a
signal seveial hundred pieces of stone hit
the enr together. The car was wrecked and
the luotnruinn Injured. Ch tries l'lt.slm
mons was arrested.
SHERMAN TO THE RESCUE,
The Ohio senutnr Introduces a Kill to Pro
vide for tlio Kelenuo II, (I, lenrj.
Washington, Jan. 17 Senator Sherman
to-d.i liitioduced a bill "to provide for a
tempoiary dellency of revenue." The hill
sets foith that Its purpose Is to enable the
secietaiy of the treasury to maintain the
redemption of I'nlted States notes accord
ing to the provisions ot the resumption
act of .fnnuaiy II, 1S75, and nlso to enable
him to pay current dellclencles of the reve
nue. It authorizes the secretary t0 Issue
and sell at his discretion at not less than
par 111 coin either of the description of
bonds authorized In the lesumptlon act,
or coupon or registers bonds to an amount
suniclcnt for the objects stated, not ex
ceeding the curient deficiency of revenue,
beating not to exceed 3 per cent Interest,
redeemable at the pleasure ot the I'nlted
States In coin, utter live years.
In lieu of any of these bonds the secre
tary Is nuthorlrtd at his discretion to Issue
certificates of Indebtedness of the United
States payable In coin after live ears at
the pleasure ot the I'nlted States In de.
nominations of from " to 5100. to bear ln
tciest ot 3 per cent. The certificates are
to have qualities, privileges and eNdmp
tlons like tlwe described In the redemption
act for the bonds authorized. Upon the
deposit of I'nlted States bonds or certlll
cntes bearing Interest, national bank asso
ciations shnll be entitled to receive circulat
ing notes of the par value of the bonds de
posited, but not to exceed the amount paid
in as capital stock.
Hill to Cut 1IT Pees r County (1111, ers
'HUM'S ailllll fllllllTII.
Ruthrle, O T , Jan. 17 (Special) Among
the bills Iniiodiiei'd In the bglslature to
day was one leipililng petsons convicted
ot a misdemeanor to wotk out line an 1
costs on thu stnets, one prohibiting the
-ale ot liquor within five miles of tho Ter
lltoilal unlverslt , one defining trusts and
providing for biiuglng action against them;
on dealing the ofllces of county auditor
and district attornm and one providing
thut all county funds shall be deposited In
the bank paving the highest interest on
Senator I'eg.in's feo and salary bill to cut
off the fees of all i ounty olllcers and pay
leasonable but limit' d snlailes has ciu
atrd a Kie.it sensation among the county
olllcers of the teuitory nnd nearly ilfty
of them weiu hu to-day lobbjlng against
CRISP HAS HEART TROUBLE.
lie lias Ite, u Oidcrcd hv phhiiliu to
Ashotlllc, X. C' In It, i operate.
Washington, Jan. 17 Sinaker Crisp by
older of his phjsicians, will be compelled
to leave Washington within a day or two
for about two weeks' stay at Ashevllle,
N. C. Ho Is suffulng ftoni sjiii tioubie
of the muscled in the vkiuty of his heart,
and the dodois liavi U!fi"l him to ab
sent himself for tho remainder of tho uej
slon. Tills ho will not do unites the trou
ble becomes worse, though ids irlends are
advising him to do so slneu there Is little
of Importance likely to bo done this ses
sion. Tho speaker was well enough to-d.iy
to preside o, t tho liouso ami atteui. a
rules committee, meeting.
lire id linen Down at Indlaii ipollH,
Indianapolis, lnd , Jan. 17. Ueglnnlng to.
moirow inouilmr all tho leading bakers In
the cit) will ruluco the price of bieud from
S c nits per loaf to 3 cents or two loaves
for o iciits. This Is tho lesult of a quiet
blend war which has been going on bo.
tween the bakers tor some time. The
l'airot Ac T.ibgart linking Company, tho
largest conci in of the kind In the city, has
for sometime been making a tight with thu
bakers' union and a bojeott was diclaied
against their product. While the light v.u
on the small concerns lowcud prices and
man of thciu have b. en selling bread at
3 cents und 1 edits per loaf. Thu sUo of
thu loaves will remain tho same us before.
An lugalU I'.tltlnu MUsing,
Independence, Kaa., Jan. 17. (Special )
Tim petition that was mailed to Topeka
asking tho itpresontatitts of Montgomery
county to votu for Ingalls In tha fceuntoil.il
contest is missing, and has occasioned eon.
sldorublu excitement among the people,
hete, us It Is thought by many that tho
petition was waylaid by irlcuds of somo of
tho other candidates, Tho petition was
mailed on Saturday to Hon. D. McTaggnrt
nud vesteiduy u telegram was ieceled
from him making Inqulrlei about it. A
tracer was sent out from the olllcu here
last night, Tho petition was sent by spe
bugarMfii Will ll.ne to l'leul
Washington. Jnn, 17. All tho demurrers
ordeied by the defendants to the indict
ments returned by the grand Juiy ngilnst
Pi evident Huvenieyer and Secrelaiy Henries
of tho American Sugar Itelluery Company,
ilroker Sejmour, of Js'ew )ork, und Co-respondents
J. J. IMwaids and J, (). Schrlev
er, weio overruled to-diy by Judge Cole
In the criminal court, and the defendants
requited to plead to tho indictments.
London, Jan. 17. Tho Duko of Argjll,
who fainted on Tuesday nlglit while speuk
Ing at Glasgow, bus announced his retire
ment from public life, and in so dolus bus
canceled ull his engagements.
THE CRISIS ENDED.
m. rnt.tx I'Atnti: i:i.i:cti;ii to mo
LIVELY TIME IN THE ASSEMBLY
Met.r,tsiriti:.ri:,N rpitn.w: niiii.n
i nt: oti: is A.NNoiJMJiiii.
Ilie Newly lllretril Presided A,rrpts
the Honor in u Short qi, , , I, and
Is Creeled Will, MiouM of
"h I.n Iteptibllqiie,"
Versailles, Jan. 17. M. IVlIx Panto, min
ister of marine In the ptcsent cabinet, was
elected on the second ballot to-day lo in)
president of the Trench republic, l'uure
polled 130 voles to 341 votes polled by his
nearest opponent, llrlssnu, president of the
chamber of deputies. The Socialists pro.
tested violently when the result ot the bal
lot was made known.
In anticipation of the meeting of the na
tional assembly, which was summoned for
1 p. m , the public olllolnls Interested 111
tho proceedings, reporters, police, tele
graph operators nnd others urrlvcd htro
by crowds on every train this morning.
As tho tlmo for opening the national ns
Feinbly npproaehed, till the streets leading
to the palncu of Veisallles were thronged
with animated crowds and the lobbies of
the palle du congress were crowded with
reporters and others having tickets- of nd
mWsIon, nil engeily discussing the chances
of tho candidates. A large foice of troops
occupied the lallroad stations and other
points, guards weio posted thionghout tho
palace and the stieets weio lined with gen
d' urines. Tlio crowds, however, wvre very
orderly. The tribunes In tho sallo du con
gress vveie filled long before 1 o'clock, and
It was noticed the ladles were In the ma
jority 111 the gullet y set iipiut for the dip
Prior to the opening of the national as
sembly n large number of senators and
deputies took lunch together In accordance
with the custom nsual upon tho occasion
of nn election for president.
Chnllemel-Lncour called the senators and
mcmbeis ot tho chamber of deputies to or
der about 1 p. m nnd the proceedings
proper opened at 1.10 p. m. When Challe-mel-Lncour
read tho articles of the con
stitution which apply to tho case theio was
a scene ot considerable excitement, dep
uties from all p.uts of the hall springing
to their feet nnd demanding to be heard.
Mlchelln, revisionist, nsked leave to ad
dress the assembly with tho object of rec
ommending the convocation ot a constitu
tional assembly for the purpose of revis
ing tlio present constitution. De liaudry
d'Asson, mon.aieiilst nnd levislonist, who,
as a result of Ills interruptions, has re
peatedly been the object of rlBorous meas
ures uiion the part of the presidents of the
chamber of deputies, wanted to be h'urd.
Hut Lacour i ould not grant Mlchellr.'s te
eniest and believing that d'Asson wa.s only
going to make one of his familiar nfllrma
tlous of devotion to the monarchy nnd tho
papicy, the president refused to hour him.
This did not pievent the e.xcltnble deputy
from crying, "Vive li roll" When tho
llrst bursts of excitement had subsided
Lacour said the first ballot would J"' taken
as promptly as possible. The balloting
then pio. eesled unild considerable excite
ment in tho galleries.
During the balloting when the name of
Alve. was called, an Allemanlst deputv
shouted: "Down with the preldencj. Let
us have a dissolution. Stop voting.
This was regarded as an indication tint
the group, contiaiy to expectations, would
vote against Ilrlsson. There was an up
roar alo when the name of De .leante,
Socialist, was called. He shouted: "Down
with the piesldoncy!"
While the' voting was In progress, the
flU lids of r.auie'weie actively canvassing
for votes, and with .ippnent success, until
a rumor was utnrtod that ho was a Prot-e-stant.
This, for a time, had a bad elfect
upon his c inelliUey, but a deputation ap
pro ichcd 1'atire and questioned him. He
was gieatlv excited. He said, In reply to a
question: "No; I am a Catholic." This re
assuied his stippoitets nud they went to
vvoik with Ine teased vigor In the tfloit to
secure additional votes for their candi
date. Tho olllel il declaration of tho result of
the llrst ballot, after revision ot tho lWt,
was as follows: ISUsson, SSS; P.iure, I'll:
Waldeck-ltosseau, lul; t'av.ilgnac, C, Me
ilne, 1: Dupuy, I: Admlinl, 1; nervals, l;
Marshal Canrobert, 1. Loubet, 1; Iloehefort,
1; llourgeols, 1; 111 ink, 1. Total, "S'i.
Shortly before tho senators and deputies
reassembled for the second billot, It was
announced that Wildoek-Itousseau hud re
tlied In tavor of ruuro, and the friends of
thu latter wero correspondingly elated and
felt conlldent of his cleetloii, The ousting
of tho see one! ballot began at VI0 p. m. and
proeeedeil with less tmbillenee Mlrau's
name upon this occasion was called, with
out protests Horn tho Soelillst deputies, it
became known during the second balloting
that the Allenianlsts had deeldeel to vole
for Ilrlsson nnd their determln itlon was
looked upon as being nn lmpoitnnt move
In his favor and ono which gleaily in
creased his chances of election.
At 7:15 p. m Lacour ascended the presl
iUiltl.ll tilbuno and when thu hubbub hal
subsided ho announced that tho result of
tho ballot was: l'uure, 130; llilssou, Ml.
Members of the Hlght immediately burst
Into cheei.s nnd the Socialists rose und
shouted: "Down with rogues; down with
the thieves; away with them; send them
to Mlas' prison."
Tho members of tho Itlsht replied Willi
ciUs of: "Down with the commune."
Coutunt, Socialist, lelorted with: "Down
with ic.ictlon." An Indescribable tumult
followed, but llnally Lacour w.is able to
make himself lie.inl, and he dniared th it
Pauro was elected president of the l'mich
After all the formalities of announcing
the result of the second ballot had been
concluded, tho picsldent of tho assembly
and tho cabinet ministers repaired to the
room of Cliullomel.Lacour, where Piemler
Dupuy formally lead the minutes ot tho
meeting. Pauro and Chullonicl.Lacour tluii
mulo short npioehes.
President Pauru responded! "I am deep
ly touched, bejond all expiisson. by the
great honor tho national assembly has
t'onferied upon mo, I did not seek tlio ex
ulted mission )ou have invested mo with,
but neviithelesa I accept the charge with
profound gratitude and a full sense of the
resjionslbllltles and duties it Imposes, You
know mi', and you med not doubt that I
will devote ull my energy to the necom
plUhnient of my heavy tusk. I re.iso from
this moment to belong to uny pirty, to be
como tho arbiter uf all. In this spull I
appeal for support to all the representa
tives of the nation, without distinction of
public opinions. We will alwajs meet
heucefoilh ill our common woik, Inspired
b love of country, devotion to the le
publlc, c.uo of Justice and solicitude for
the lot of all citizens and over all for tho
lowly nud humble,"
At 8.30 p. m., a four-horse landau, es
cotted by a guard of horse orlllleiy, drove
up to the entrance of the pilaco nud tho
newly elected president enteied the vehicle.
Then escorted by a detae-hment of dragoons
and mounted gendaunes, he started for
The square In front of the palace was
packed with peoplg was bad been waUla
th re shn e noon hint there were loud
,ii. rn, of "Vive li lU'pulilique, ' ns the car
riage drove nwny,
FRANCE'S NEW PRESIDENT,
A Soldier In Hie I'm,,, ,-l"r,,-l , ,, Wur nnd
ii -Moo tif AlTnlrs.
Vn allies, Jan. 17, M IVlIx 1'autc was
born hi PatlH nit January Sii, 1811. He was
formerly u ship owner ot Ilnvio and was
president of the chunibii of , ummerci of
that town. During Iho Pram o-Prnsslun
war he was a chief of b.ttatllem uf tho
tl irde Mobile and led fiom Havre to Parks
tho Volllliteets wild usslsted In 'putting
down the cummune. lie was llrst , lected
to the ehumber of ilcptitlen ns u llrpub
llcali lu IsSl nud nt the time at Die fotm.i
lion ot the (luinlicttn cabinet of November
II, list, he became under reeietnry of state
In the then new ministry of conimeice and
the colonies, lie relinquished unices with
the oilier members of tho cabinet In
January, IW, but he was called lo Mil
tho same olllce on September 21, Ml, In
the last cabinet presided over by M.Jules
Perry and leslgned with the test ot the
mlnlstiy on March .".I, US5. M. Pauro was
elected to tepiesent tho Selne-lnferleure
In the elections of October I, ISM, nnil for
the third time became under secictniy ot
stale, this time In the Tleranl cabinet
In the elections of September 22, lsSS, he
was electeil to reprosnt the Second ills
trlct of llnvre and In the DuPuy cabinet,
which resigned Just previous to the reslg.
nation eif M. Caslinlr-Perler he was min
ister of mm Inc. M. I'nure wa.s slated for
the presidency "f the chamber of deputies
lit the event ot election ot either M. Ilrls
son or M. Wuldeck-ltoussouu.
A SURPRISE INWASHINGTON.
M. J'nurn's lllctilthm Was Not '.n it, el
by MrinhcrHiitf the I're n, I,
Washington, Jan. 17. Tho news of the
election ot M. Felix Panic as president
ot Prance was a surprise to the members
of the Pronch legation here. Ambassador
P.itenollre, In speaking of the matter to
nn Assocluted Press icporter, s lid "M.
Pauro, while not one or the most prom
Incut men lu Prance, held a number of
Important positions. He bus been piusl
dent of tho chamber of deputies, which
shows that he Is popular. He wies min
ister of the marine In the latest cabinet,
the one whose overthrow a few elays ago
led to President Perler's resignation. In
polltlm ho is a moiterate republican and
holds very nearly the same views as M.
Perler. No doubt he will foim a cabinet
e-ontiilnlpg a number of the same men who
were In the last one. This Is not unusual
In Prance. M. I'nuro Is a man of, middle
age, tall and handsome, lie Is a very
amiable man, ami Is mm h liked person
ally." In closing JL Patenoltre thanked the
Associated Press for the early and careful
accounts of the occult once In Prance, sent
to him as they wero reielved.
i hi: riti:ri;M)i:it j'koui.ai.ms.
Ilukn of Orleans Issue ,i Manifesto t,i the
1'r, ue h.
Versailles, Jnn. 17. The Duke of Or
leans, pretender to the throne of Prance1,
Issued a manifesto to-dsj
It was nildressed to Sen iter Buffet und
dwells upon tho dang, rs of the presnt
cilsls, el dining the president's letter of
resignation Is an Indictment of the present
constitution A repuhll. in Prance, the
duke claims, can never be other than a
provision il regime. He ntlde-el. "The hour
Is near nt haiul when the eountiy will
w sh to rttMii to the form of government
which w.s the glory of Its past and Is
the guuifintec of Its future."
Continuing the manifesto savs: "Provi
dence lu malting me- represent the' mon
archy Imposes upon me n, heavy heritage
Hut the d iv that my country calls me 1
shall find atteii lance ami in niv devotion
the foice to fulilll mv whole task
"My life and bloetd will belong to Prince',
to that Piani'e which my amcstois m-ule
great and tesp, iteel. Tli.it will be the
work of to-niuiiiiw. The task of to-d ly
will be to oven .mo Iminedl ite dangers''
The minlfesto onehules with an app. al
to tho liUiuls of the monmehy lo vole
for the tniidl'l U- who Is be'st able to m iln
taln Internal orl-r, social pi u e and
fiance's honor aliiuael.
LARGE INCREASE IN THE NAVY,
lino, f.irge lllttleslilps lliimiiiiiimliil
it, stele's u .Neiiuli r or 'I'orp, ,lo llntts
It ipld I lilng (.nn.
Washington. Jan. 17. Tho navil ap
preipihitlon bill, which will be lepoited
to the full eniniiilttee' of the house t,,
mutiovv, will emu tilt piovlslnns fur (Hid
ing te tho navv three b ittb sliips and
the torpedo bei Hs which Kecietarv Ilei
bert lecommelidi ,1. The oust of the bat
tleships Is limit, d to tl.Ouo.OW), and one
of them Is le, l built on the- Pacific
ceiast. Tllieo ,,f the torpeilo bolts, It Is
stlpulateel, shall l,,- ronstiuetinl In navy
aids. A m.ijorltv eif tin suli-i oinmll te-e
Is In favor e,r having the weiik demo by
eontr.ict Instead uf III tlio navv viiriW,
em the grounds uf economy anil saving
time. The committee bus piolitvil bv
the le.ssuna of the Japaiii'se-Chlna w.u,
and CDiisleleiing th.it thu superior fflee
tlveness of i.ipld liilng guns was cli'.u
ly eU'inonstrate el by tlio Yiilne. liver tight
has muilo luovislun for a luge number
uf them. The de IVnse of the Xoi thei n
bonier was cuiisleleied in this matter.
Under the existing treaty with liio.it
Iltituln the naval foice nf each nation
in the groat lakes Is limit, d to ono shit),
but it wus rei'ognUed thut contingencies
might arise, although highly improbable,
vvliii eln It would be necessity to provide)
nu armament tar defense In a shoit time
nntl tho feasibility nf mining turtlebacks
with inplil (Irliier guns commeiuled Itself.
Nothing Is contained in tho bill bearing
on the Catni'gle minor bill tumbles mill
tho continuation of tlio annul' pi itn con
tiacta I.s pi ov bled feir, It being left to
tho secret. try of tho navy to designate
tho linns lor cuirylng them out.
The total appropriation can led by this
bill will bo much larger than that made
last year, patt of the Increase consisting
of sums to catty out contracts ulrendy
BRIEF ITEMSBY WIRE.
HultlmoriN Jan 17. Hon Patrick Ham.
mill, u member uf the Poity-ilrst congress,
died vest, rdny morning at his homo In
Oakland Ho was 70 jeara of ago and had
been lu feeble healjh tor several j.urs.
Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 17 Howard Jolly,
the missing repicsentatlvo of the C , O. &
H. W. nnd Cotton licit rulliouds, telegraphs
this morning fiom lie-nvir that he will be
hcie tu-moirow or next day. So lar the
lnvi-stlgutlon of his accounts shows a total
shot Itigu of S.'.ijuo.
Tower Hill, 111, Jan, 17. John llnnce, n
resident ot Cowdeii, live miles south of
lieie, was ussitssin.iti'd lust nlglit about 10
o'clock by unknown persons. He was
standing lu front of a stuiu when he was
shot by some prison or peisons, who were
some dlst.ine'o away lu thu elaikuiss live
bullets pieiced his body, causing Instant
death. A woman Is tin supposes! cam-e.
Jacksonville, 111, Jan. 17. Predeilck Wle
gand went home intoxicated last nlglit and
HitiMteneil his wife. In u lit ot despond
ency she seized u revulyer nnd shot him
through the chin, with probably lulal re
f ults. As Mis li'gand sood by the body
of her husband site was seleel with li'
inoiso and tiled to" take her own life, but
was presented, Wlegund Is a butcher.
Loudon, Jun. If. Owing to the misses
of timber, f te . swept by the Inrush pt
water In the Dig lake mine at Audley,
Btnfforelshlre, nil hope of reaching the
ninety-two men who did not tuccced In
escaping, has been abundoiud. Prom the
time tlio dlsajfr was Hist announced
gangs of resruere have been ut work night
and day lu titer a to rcuh the entombed
II.H.I.OTIMI roll A KANSAS Ht.N.T(Mt
iii:ii:ititi:i) t;.x i ii, aiomiav.
SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED MOVE
ntiitTON's ritti'.NDM rotn.n not lMti:
vi:.s r 1 hi; .i.iiit)it.N.Mr..s r.
SPECULATION RUNNING RIFE,
Ct.Allts! -I HAT Till: Altll.lINi: MAN HAS
t:i:.vtiii:i) iikiiivvailk maiik.
llitniors Th it the ('omblii itlou Agnlnt llur-
tou Will (In Hillside the liel,l-(Ji,-
ruor .tlorrlll l'roi,ilneutly .Mcu-
tlone'dslgnllleiuiee of ttie
tote on A,IJ, itirnt, tent.
Topeki, Kaa., Jan. 17. (Special.) All
ilny long tho excitement over the icn.i
torlal epiestlen Iuls been at finer heat.
Tlieie has been no bitterness manifested
nor have tho candid itcs or their followers
Involved tlicmeslvcs In controversies which
were pctMinnl, but theio has been no
limit to the work done or the arguments
useel lu the Interest ot the different ciui
dlelittcs. The Jturton men held a caucus nt -I
o'clock, when It wns deteimlneel to push
the fight to a llnlsh to-night. If possible.
All sorts of stories nre In clrcul itlon as
to the number In tho caucus, but it Is
probibly true that It contalneil forty
seven members, exactly the number re
ceived by Ilurton on the last billot list
night. The opposition to Ilurton alo held
a caucus and It contained nil the other
rotces In the Held. It Is claimed that the
antls developed a utiength of llfty-elght.
It wns deeldeel not to try to nominate a
candidate at to-night's session, but to ad
join n until Monday night. Ilurton forced
tin opposition into a combination sooner
than was expected, and It had no time
to agree upon a candidate.
The caucus assembled promptly nt S
o'clock In the senate chamber, ltepre'
sentitlvo Cole at onco movcel to adjoin n
anel, after consldeiablo debatei, It was put
to a vote with the following result' Aes,
VI; ni.vs, r,2 And the caucus stands ad
journed until Monday night.
It Is el limed by the opposition that Ilur
ton time he-l hiiii water mark when lie
ii' le lied 17 votes. Thew necouut for the
vote of TiJ against adjoin niiidit on the
ground that five men who were with them
In the caucus did not think that It was
light to iidlourn without one ballot at
li'.ust, but tint they uie pledgeel against
Mm ton. On the other hand the Itiu ton
men eiilm that the- fij voles repioseut. his
strength to-ulght and they stoutly us.
sert that tin' lequlte'el two votes to nom
inate will be- found by Mond ly night.
It Is the- belief that the opposition will go
Into th caucus on Monday night agreesl
on .a candid ite.
Who that candidate will be Is the ab
sorbing question. Many profess to bellevo
that the caucus will go outside- of the live
men now- In the lle-ld and se'lect a man so
far a stranger to the light. The names of
liejvernoi MonlU nnil Judge Ilorton lire
most freepu ntlv mentioned. C' 1,-laud
legards himself us out of th- race
anil Adv Is mm h weaker thin his friend"
would wish Hoed und Thnchi-r ate Ihe
lenders nnd each is hopeful that th.- mill.
iturtou crowd, width appears to be In eon
trol, will settle on him.
HOKE SMITH SHOWS HIS HAND
He Puts Hints, If on It, petrel us Against
Opening lint Wltehltll
Washington, Jan 17 (Special ) The
s, eiftarv of the Inte-ilor lias wiitten a
1, ft, r giving his opinion that the Wich
ita teservatlnn should not be opi'ii, il to
se-ttl-ment within three jours. The let
ter was sent to Mr. Maehlox', of Georgia,
a member of the liouso conimltteo on
Indian ulfalr.s, anil its contents wero
m tele known to the committee by -Mr.
Maddux this morning.
This was offeied by way of showing
th it it would not be well to approve tho
Wichita ugieement nt this time, or If it
Is nppijvid to urr.inge that the seeri'
t.uy Ol the Intel lor will not be com
pelled to open the reseivatlon dining
tills administration. This Is the Hist
time the soeretaiy lins submitted ids
position on this m itter lu wilting to the
conimltte-o or to anyone else. While for
a long time this feeling on the part of
tho secretary bus been suspected, lie has
nlvvnH Indli'iite-d to those bote walking
for opening Hint country to settlement
thnt lie would favor It also. Now, at the
very critical moment, he takes ground
against the settleis
Di'splto this tittltudn of tho secretary,
Delegate Flynn to-day inoveil to Include
tho Wichita bill lu the general Indian
bill. A point of order was talsed by Mr.
llolman nnd tho chnlr tewk tho question
under nilvlseineiit and will not mnke
known his conclusion until to-morrow.
It Is belleveel, however, that ho will al
low the amendment to be made nnd thus
overt ulo the point of order. If this Is
done nu effeirt will bo made to hold it lu
the bill In the senate elesptto tho opposi
tion of the secretary of the Intetlor. It
will also be attempted to havu n provis
ion added forcing the si'crctuiy to open
tho country to settlement within six;
e.i.ooii v ii w roil mi nn.
liiltllo I'uucral of llu, Vletlius of the lls
plosioii 1 alecs I'l i, e 1 ,l , j
Ilutte, Mont., Jan. 17. The publlo funeral
over the i cumins ot firemen, policemen and
utheiK killed by Tuesday night's explosion
will take pi ice to-mori ow. It will be a
gloomy speitfule. All the hearses In town
have been engaged for the occasion, and lu
addition to tho publlo luucrul u number of
the dead will be given private funeiuU at
the homes of relatives.
'I'ho tin tncial loss Is much smaller than
wa.s at llrst estimated, not leaching over
Thu t'liderwilteis' Assocl itlou of Sin
Prune Ise-o lias subscribed $.',V) to the fund
tor the families of thu Hi emeu, nnd about
jlS.ioe) has ahead)' been raised locally.
Untie Is abundantly able to (.are for thu
allllct.-d, but It has been deeldeel tint to
penult lot al pride to stand between tho
suffdirs and outside generosity would be
a gie it Injustice, and the contributions
from other points havo therefore bien ac
cepted. There nre widows and dependent relatives
of the dead to be cared for, mid children
to be educated, and the amount of money
ralse-d cannot be too large. The people of
Unite are responding generously.
1 he Court I'orgot It Dignity,
fliitlnle, O. T., Jan. 17. (Special ) The
usual dignified monotony was vat led
somewhat to-day in tlio Okl.ihomt su
picme court during thu hearing uf tho
application of County Attorney Drown,
of Oklahoma county, to havo the man
damus issue to compel Judge il. W.
Scott to lecognlzo him us a county at
torney ami rescinding his action in dls
bJtrlug the plulnttti. Judge Scott, being
a party to the case, could not tit, and
the four remaining justices wero equally
ellvleleel, Dale utul !tm lot it fft rln.:
Ilfiiwii and HI r, r nud McAlee pi.nti,'
Willi Si ill Neither iellle Wiilllel Mint,
nnil Hie honorable Judges forgot th ir
dignity for th" time being nud Indtllg ,1
In some rather polntce! retnnrks t,i each
nther. Tor a time' multcrs border- d on
the sensatlntinl and u tqieedv adjourn
ment nlone prevented what promised to
become mi open tupturc 111 the court,
FISHBACK ON THE TERRITORY.
Arkun!, (!itiiriior Sioies the HoVerumeiit
t,n Its (nurse In the Indian
Little Itock, Atlc, Jun. 17. The legls
lattito met lit Joint session lo-dny nnd
listened lo the reading uf Ceivcrnor Klsli
back's last message. The governor rcc
ommcndrel tho consolidation of elections;
deplored mob law nnd severely scorcel
tho existing convict system. The gov
ernor knew of erne Instance, he paid,
w hero n convict was rOlttcticed for one of
fense to the county f.tttu for MOD tlajs
or upwards of nix ems.
In tcfeietioe to the Indian Toriltory ho
said: "If It Is a part of out national
domain, subject to our imtleiiml Juris
diction, thut the existing iinumalous,
ilungciousnnd iltsgtne'cftil condition, ben
elleial to neither Indian nor white man,
but Intolerably hurtful to both, shoulil
be peiiulttcd te continue for u single
mouth It Is absolutely without excuse. It
cannot but be a matter of i egret, und.
Indeed, alarm, to every lover of luvv and
order In Al Kansas that our national gov
ernment lliste'.iel of the chmge which Its
duly so Impel. itlvely demands Is con
templating an effort lo roitlf) It tignlnst
nny change by establishing n still larger
number of salaried eitllciuls, whose In
tetest nud whose S'enl will combine Willi
those of the iirmv of men ulieady having
pecuniary Interest In the present con
elltlon lo continue n, stnto or nffalrs
which Is huitful to every Interest but
their own, and which If this Territory
nnd the statu nf Arkansas were both
Independent nations would Justify tho
latter lu n declaration of war."
liovernor FHhback wns opposed to the
calling of n constltutlonnl convention,
saying that the present constitution was
umple. lie lecommonded that a train
joael of corn be- at once sent to the strick
en people ot Nebraska.
KANSAS BAR ASSOCIATION,
Tlio Annual Meeting dot, el Willi li llnn-
quet ut the 'I hretetp Olllcers
Topeltn, ICa?., Jnn. 17. (Special.) The
State liar Association closoel Its session
to-night with a banquet to the 123 vis
iting members nt the Throop hotel.
The session has been entertaining nnd
useful. Possibly tho most Important de
cision arrived at by this gathering of
lawjer.s was that upon nn appellate
eourt. The dlpcusslou was long contin
ued, but the majority llnally settled
down to an ngi cement that one nppollate
court wus enough. A lerommendatlou
to this effect will bo Hindu to the legls
latuie at once.
Another decision of interest was that
in leg.ird to admission to practice at the
bir It was decided that the power to
admit attoinevs should be taken from
the dlstilct Jiulge-s and lodged In the su
Tho following otllceis were elected for
the ensuing ji'iir. II. L. Allien, picsl
dent, Kansas City, Kas.; J. It Lm liner,
vice piesldont, Topeltn, Kas.; P. J.
Drown, treasmer, Topeka; Howell Jones,
The following wore chosen as an ex
ecutive committee: Sam Kllball, Man
hattan; T. 11. Wall, Wichita; A. A.
fioodarel, Topeka.; .7. D. MeCleverty, Tort
Scott: II. A Mcrarlnml, Lincoln.
Delegates 1 tho Ameilc.in Hir Asso
cl itlon meeting to be held In New- Yoi k
John Hols, Miiihntlan. J W Huberts,
Hutchinson; Hobett CmI, r, Leaven
worth. BOLD ROBBERY NEAR WICHITA.
Parol, r Kehbeel of N.-io en a South litininl
1'ot le Isl (ml rl r llu.
Wichita. Kas, .Tan. 17. (Special ) A
Oeriuan fanner ftoni near Hennessey,
O, T , was he'd up on the Hoik Island
south beiund train, just its it pulled out
ot the depot heio to-night, und was
robbed of over $'0. The victim's name is
unknown. He was ulmost alone In tho
Just as the train started two rough
looking nn u etiti' red und presented their
guns at his head and demanded his cash.
Tho teiillled farmer handed over his
wallet without a word and tho robbers
turned and Heel nnd Jumped from tho
tinlu. Tin- whole thing was over In a
minute mid the lobbery wns so bold thnt
it was somo time before the victim could
collect his senses sullleiently to Inform
those In the cir with him of what hail
happened. Tin m-vvs was telegraphed
ltficJc here fiom Ilaysvillc, the llrst sta
tion south, anil a guild description of tho
robbers has been .secureel.
GREAT RAIN STORM IN ARIZONA.
1 lie Downpour ('ontinui's Seveulj-two
Hours, Causing tAholesiht 11, itruet-
ieui of Properl..
rresrott, Art, Jan. 17 The most ter
rific rainstorm which has visited this sec
tion In eais endeil to-day, after seventy
two hours' duration llranlte Creek, which
Is usually a dry sinnim, broke over lis
banl-s Tucday, since which time the de
struction to Pioperty lias been tremendous,
a eloen dwellings going down and as many
families re'iiderid homeless. The entire
portion nf Noith Ptescott has been sub
merged for twenty-four hours and hail tho
rain not turned into suon, the damage
would have been lncnl, ulable. The loss
will foot up in leal estate and personal
propeity at least JCOU
The new north nml south railroad is like
wise d.im.igeei Into the thousands nnd tiaf
llc both wnjs fiom tills illy has been sus
pende'd. Pioin near leeallil. many reports
mo sent In of the wholesale ihsiruetlon of
property that Is lulled or washed away
The atmospheric eonilltlons h ie e hanged
for the belt, r, but a eold wave is coming.
A REPUBLICAN CAUCUS.
HniiMt Mcuilte r of tint Ml-souri I gl-biluro
t'oiife r In P, .lee nud Han, i, til),
Jeff, son I'll)'. Me. Jan. 17. (Special )
A ,. nn us of the llepublienns of the house
was held to-night It was linimouious lu
the fulli'st sense ami will undoubtedly re
sult In mile Ii gooel Intci. To-night there
is nb-olutil) no factionalism among Ite.
publlciu members eif the house or senate.
All dllleiencis have disappeared lu the
general ilesite for good laws and iv suc
cessful and shoit session. The action of
the e aliens upon speolul measures is In
tended to bo kept a secret, but this miuli
raiy be pi ope i ly stated, that radical mea
sures urj not to be encouraged; Hepub
llcnns are to harmonlzo on all Important
mittcts and bills which public exigencies
and the public service demand are to have
the rlsht of way.
Went I'olili ami Mint (ieiforth.
St. I.ouls, Mo , Jan. 17. A special to the
Itepubllo fiom Vinltit, 1. T s.as:
J. S. Davenport, an attorney of this city,
shot and killed a man this evening two
miles west of here, as the result of u dis
pute over some wood. The mun lived on
Davenport's place, and was a wood huuler
nameil Oofoith. Mr luvenpoit is u prom,
inem lavvjir of this pine uiul stands well
In the comiuuiiit), lie came to the city
and guvu himself up in tha deputy marshal.
nrilsUY, Ullvl), THAYI-K c CO.,
T.fnKrrtltir ir'rdi'-.W(n(mtini, 2T inir
To-il,i v f hU for iht trMlAti f bt feter
l More about Cottons.
The brightest and newest
ideas in "ready to wear gar
ments.'' The Baby Its Wardrobe.
The new Muslin Underwent
the new kinds the new pat
terns here hundreds and thou
sands but a few days out of the
The new things from where
the best arc made arc here, and
the quantities arc far greater
than ever before.
Planners and makers have
been busy for months with
muslin and cambric and Swiss
and the beauty world of Ham
burg and "Val," and out of
them have evolved such shapes
and kinds of undcrthings as
will delight the mamma, the
girls and the babies.
The impetus given by the
great selling of last year car
ries us forward to attempt
larger things this year. Every
year the standard is a little
higher pushing the qualities
up all the time. Of this stock
this year we can describe it in
one word unmalcliablc.
The quantities g)'catcr. The
qualities the very best of the
The styles the newest, the
freshest, the choicest
We arc ever on the alert to
every novelty in style and ma
terial that comes out our close
contact with the leadinjr mar
kcts enables us to put these
novelties in your hands as soon
as they are made. We allow
nothing but the latest styles
to be here.
The styles this year in gowns
round and square yokes,
V fronts, pompadour lronts
surplice fronts and the Grctch
en the materials the bes ot
Nainsooks, dimities, ionj,
cloths, lawns, cambrics anc,
muslins. The sleeves are very
large and trimmings the pret
tiest lace and embroideries.
They're, for the most part,
hand made, $2.50 to Si 2.00.
The newest Drawer is tha
"Ombrelle" very large and
splendidly made. We would
ask you particularly to see this
one ($1.25 to $7. 50), and also
the "Ombrelle" Skirt ($1.25 ta
Of course you know there
are a hundred other styles in
Skirts and Drawers.
The Chemise is coming back
in favor again not like the
garment of "ye olden time"
style improved made prettier
and better the new ones are
gathered in at the waist $1.49
to $5.50 But a glance to show
the improvement over the old.
Corset Covers a score of
styles 50c to $4.50.
These arc the better grade
gar 111 cuts.
In infants' wear Dresses
and Undercloths. The big
gest half of wee-bit humanity
in the early days. Nothing
lacking from the thinnest of
Linen and the Sheerest Nain
sook to the softest, finest
Flannel. A tropical tangle of
made-up things. Pi ices to set
you wondering, Hand made
Slips and Robes of finest ma
terials, trimmed in real Val.
lace hand made Flannel Skirts
Embroidered Shawls Cam
bric Short Dresses Long and
Short Cloaks Caps Vests
Veils Sacks and a hundred
The brightest and newest
ideas iu infant;-' wear are here
be sure of that
I:mRUY, Hlttn, THAYfiU
Ottawa, Kas., Jan. 17. (Special.) The ora
torical lontcst ot OttuvT.i university wil
be hclil next Saturday evening. The- win
ning orator not only received a prlie, bui
lu chosen to icjirescnt the university in tin
state contest at Topeka next month. Thy
ylce club will unlit la the progruuiuie.