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VOLUME XXXVII, NO. 2M.
KANSAS CITY, FEBRUARY 1, 1895.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Maker some stautmmi ciiaroes
aoa1nst the treasury.
AN ALARMING DEFICIENCY,
vTIMATES THE ADMINISTRATION IS
KEEflNn HACK THE FACTS.
IT STIRS UP THE SENATE.
A BWEErJNO CALL MADE UrON MK.
CARLISLE FOR INFORMATION.
Another Fact Was Brought Out Shotting
the Present ConRrcsa In O ver n "Hill.
Ion Doltnr Congress" Mr. 1'rf-
fer Introduce! One of III.
Washington, Jan. 31. A critical stage of
the financial question was unexpectedly
precipitated In the senate at a late hour
to-day, Just before the senators wore pre
paring to go home. Intermittent refer
ences had been made to the Biihject
throughout the day, but It was without
definite form or purpose, nnd the senate
finally lapsed Into a discussion of the Dis
trict of Columbia appropriation bill. Hut
the financial question arose Incidentally,
and finally, at G o'clock, Mr. Gorman
launched a speech which proveil to be ono
of the most effective he has delivered at
the present session of congress. He pointed
out the gravity of the treasury situation,
lnitlmatlnR that the faots were belncr held
bock, and that nn Investigation would
show startling deficiencies. He defended
tho senate against charges of lmpotency,
and declared that he had perfect faith that
this great body would do Its full duty be
fore congress adjourned. He said a finan
cial remedy would, If necessary, bo added
as a rider to an appropriation bill. Spurred
on by the energy Mr. Gorman had sudden
ly Injected Into the question, the sen-
'ate at once proceeded to consider nnd pass
three Important resolutions calling on Sec
retary Carlisle for Information concerning
every detail bearing on revenues, reserves,
deficiencies, etc. A warm party debate oc
curred during the day on the question of
party extravagance. Mr. Chandler, Mr.
Piatt and other Republican senators as
serted the total appropriations for this
congress would reach $1,001,000,000, a million
In excess of the billion appropriation by
the Fifty-first congress.
Senator-elect Thurston (Rep , Neb.) was
on the floor of the senate to-day, and w.is
Introduced by Mr. Manderson, whom he
succeeded. Mr. Hill (Dem , IC. Y.) pre
sented to the senate the petition of tho
leather and hide trade of New York, urging
the Issue of $500,000,000 of gold bonds.
Mr. Peffer (Pop., Kas.) wished to Intro
duce a financial resolution, and to pre
face It with a statement.
Mr. Harris (Dem., Tonn.) objeoted to the
vicious practice of making arguments when
measures were presented.
Mr. Peffer characterized this objection as
cruel, In View of the recent wide latitude,
of financial discussion. The title of his
resolution is: "To provide for a special
election to take the sense of the people
concerning several questions ns to tho
financial policy of the government."
The resolution of Mr. Allen (Pop , Neb.)
was then taken up, lcqulrlng the secretary
of the treasury to lodeem government ob
ligations In silver oa often as he is con
vinced that a sjstematlc effort Is being
made to deplete the gold reserve and force
an Issue of bonds. Mr. Allen said he had
no hope of tho resolution passing, but he
wanted to call public attention to the ac
tion of the feci clary of the treasury In
Ignoring the law, which gave him the op
tion of paving certain obligations In r-ll-ver,
and made Is Imperative they should
redeem at least two forms of currency In
silver. It was an usurpation of nuthorlty.
He praised Mr. Vest for refusing to follow
the president's dictatorship. Mr. Allen
sought to secure a yea nnd n.iy v ote on his
resolution, but, after considerable 'pailla
mentary sparring, ho failed In this.
Mr. Gorman Interposed with n motion to
take up a pending District of Columbia
bill. lie said it was pel fectlv apparent
this discussion of financial resolutions vwis
utterly fi ultless. Appropriation bills were
awaiting nnd the ilns of congress were
filing fast. This brought Mr. Hill to his
feet. He suggested to Mr. Gorman that
there were measures quite as Important n
appropriation bill-, nnd he considered sev
eral of these financial resolutions as among
After Martin's Sc-it.
Mr. Chandler (Hep , Neb ) Interjected a
privileged resolution asserting that nt the
time of the recent election of Mr. Martin
to the United States senate by tho legis
lature of Knnas, the latter body was not
legally organized, and that Mr. Mai tin was
not entitled to his seat. The presiding of
ficer ruled the resolution was not privi
leged. Mr Ch mdler appealed from tho de
cision of tho chair. Mr. Gorman moved to
lay the appeul on tho table.
The appeal was laid on the table 39 to 6
many Republican senators not voting.
An effective sten vvnb taken at thl nntnt
to bring the entire financial question bo
fore the senate Instead of leaving It any
longer with tho flnanco committee.
McPherson (Dem , N. J.), n member of
that committee, moved to discharge the
committee from further consideration of
the bill of Mr. Sherman to provide a tem
porary means of meeting deficiencies.
"I do tills." said Mr. McPherson. "for the
express purpose of bringing the matter be
fore the senate at this time."
"Rut you cannot expect to get action on
such a resolution at this time?" Interposed
Mr. Cockiell (Dem,, Mo.), and t, thcrefnin,
Mr. McPherson said that In view of objee-
Prof. Honry Morton, of
Stevens Institute, is recog
nized authority of chemistry.
Speaking of Butterine, ha
says it is "essentially iden
tical with the best fresh but
ter, and is very superior to
much of tho butter made
from cream alone which is
found in the market."
Is better than Creamery But
ter and costs leas. Every
housekeepsr should buy it for
fine table use and for fancy
cooking. Our Silver Churn
on each wrapper is a guar
antee of excellence.
jrmour Packing CJ
Kansas City, U, S. A.
Geo, H. Buecking
.3ST 1110 Walnut.
morrow. hiiLC.Vw-krotl InnKted Hint bis ob
jection was against the reception of the
"The finance committee U Unable to
agree," explained Mr, McPherson. "and It
Is, therefore, desirable to get the subject
before the senate."
The vice president Mid he would rule on
the resolution when It came up Inter and
the senile then took up the District of
Columbia appropriation bill,
Mr. Chandler took occasion during Ihe
discussion of the District appropriation
bill to my some caustic things about gov
ernment expenditures In Rtneral. He said
the present congress promised lo bo much
more than a "billion dollar" congress. That
cry had been hurled against the Republic
an party, nnd now Instead of tho stern
economy promised In stump speeches this
record of the Republicans was to be far
Mr Harris said he had far greater re
spect for the estimates of ofllclals as to
their needs for appropriations than ho had
for Mr. Chandler. The latter Ironically re
sponded that he hoped Mr. Harris had the
same respect for the president, for the sec
retary of the tronsiirv, who were how urg
ing their distress for funds. He hoped the
senntor had also the same respect for his
party who came Into power on a claim of
economy nnd now sought to exceed all
records In expenditures.
Mr. Gorman said ho regretted that his
party discussion of economy and extrava
gance should bo Injected Into this resolu
tion. He wns not surprised that Mr.
Chandler should still feel the results of that
public rebuke which the people gave Re
publicans for their extravagance.
"I hope nnd expert tho total expenditures
of this congress will be under n billion dol
lars," said Mr. Gorman, "but this expendi
tureapproximately a billion must go on
an a result of the policy set by a Republic
an congress." He reminded Mr. Chandler
of the difference between economv nnd par
simony. It was now evident a fiillfledged
party discussion on extravagance was un
Mr. Piatt (Rep , Conn.) said party discus
sion had thus far been withheld by the Re
publican side of the chamber. It was be
cause It had been hoped great financial af
fairs would be considered by the majority.
Rut that majority was powerless to net
on finance. The time had now come to
show tho fnlso pretences of the party In
Over n Iltlllnn Hollar Congress.
"No spendthrift ever squandered his pat
rimony with such rccklesR extravagance
as the Democratic party during the list
two ears," said Mr. Piatt. "The only re
duction mule In this administration was
in cutting It out of the pockets of the sol
diers." Mr. Chandler said the total appropria
tions for tho present congress would reach
"Don't j on believe In this District appro
priation? asked Mr. Gorman.
"Don't lou believe In the Democratic
platform?' responded Mr. Chandler.
"Oh, ves," answered Mr. Gormnn, amid
"And do j on believe In canning out your
platform?" continued Mr. Chandler.
"Certainly. It's a good platform," said
Mr. Chandler continued to evoko laugh
ter by a burlesque narrative of the heroic
eltorta of Mr. Gormnn to elect Mi. Cleve
land. Mr. Aldrlch (Rep . R. I.) said he did not
object to the ample appropriations, but he
asked Mr. Gorman where he was going to
get the money.
"The president Is going to borrow It,"
suggested Mr. Stewart.
Mr. Sherman (Rep., O.) said that District
appropriations were exceptional, being for
the seat of the national government, nnd
that there should be no niggardly action.
Allipnn Hits n Itemed.
Mr. Allison (Rep., In.) spoko of the mnn
ner In which the government was running
behind In Its revenues. It would run be
hind ten millions during the present month.
This wns a startling fact. It was not
brought out by obscure presidential mes
sages. It was communicated to tho senate
by the secretary of the treasury. Every
time the administration borrowed money It
-was to pay tho running expenses, etc. Tho
first duty of congress wns 'to raise -revenues
ns well ns to appropriate for neces
nnry expenses Mr. Allison said tho tariff
bill had largely Increased the free list nnd
brought In foreign articles with lowered
duties. There wns, therefore, nmple means
of Increasing our rev time bv a small ln
eicane of tnrlft rates. This should be done
Instead of drawing frcm the treasury the
reserve to pay curient expenses.
Mr. Allison said If a surplus had been
maintained the gold reserve would not
have been trenched on to meet the treas
This brought on the finnnclal discussion
again. Mr. Gorman said the gold reserve
was originally created to redeem green
backs Up to tho time of the passage of
the McKlnley bill tho government had
plentj of gold anil the gold leteive was In
tact. Hut the MoKlnlev- law stinted a
change, nnd one ear before Mr. Harrison
i c tiled fiom the piesldency ho was unable
to meet the demands on the treasurv. Tho
binkriiptcy of the government begnn at
that time. Mr. Harrison and his secretary
of the tteusury frankly said they could not
meet obligations Hut In the midst of n
presidential election nothing was done,
Aftci the election Mr. Hurrlson and IiIh
secretary of tho treasury lire-ought sena
tors to glvo them bonds and In lesponse to
that appeal an authorization of $.iO,(X)o,n(io
bonds was added to nn appioprlatlnn bill.
Hut the house did not ngiee to that Item
and it falUd "Wo have Inherited tills
load," continued Mr. Gormnn. "Wo nio
cnrrjlng this ticmeudnus burden."
The senator declared the crKIs was far
graver than was known, lie hoped the
rcnl deficiencies of the trcasnrj woul bo
disclosed In response to senate resolutions.
The sen itor himself knew It from personal
Investigation. It was time the iiiunttv
knew It. Ho had hoped tho olileeis chaiged
with the highest executive duties would
nppieclatn the giavlty of thu conditions
aa to lack of revenues and would make
them plain to congress. Hy this tlmo Mr
Gorman was speaking with great earnest
ness. In the present giave emergency he ilhl
not fear the senate would be found Im
potent. "It will meet this great emerg
eney," suld Mr. Gormnn. If In no other
way u win piaco in an appropriation Mil. a
provision by which every obligation of this
government will bo nmply met nnd the
honor of tho government will he main
tained." He did not caio what the ile
tails of this provision might be or what
Kind of money was to be provided. Hut
ho appealed to Republican senators to Join
In meeting tho Issue It wns their duty
ns well as that of the Demoeintlc sena
tors, Hill Ile-wlre-a tit Know by,
Mr. Hill was at once on IiIh feet asking
why the senntor from Maiyliud had not
allowed the financial resolutions to piss
earlier In the day. Ml, Gorman said he
wnnted them to pass and would now
move to liy aside the District of Columbia
appropriation hill and put tho financial
resolutions on theli Immediate pissige.
'Ihe lesnlutlons weio .iccotdlngly brought
forward and ugiecd within a few minutes
without a word of argument.
The first resolution pioposed by Mr, Hill
calls on the secretary of the treasury to
Inform the senate If legislation Is
necessary or deslmble tow aid the Issue
of bonds to meet deficiencies in revenue
and If so what the substantial fentures
of this legislation should be. This was
agreed to on a viva voce vote, onlv Mr.
Allen voting no. Mi. Allison's resolution
calling on the secretaty for Infoimutlon
as to tho amount of the gold
reserve used for current expenses and the
amount of proceeds from bonds similarly
used was also agreed to with an amend
ment by Ml. Gorman. The latter's amend
ment Is very comprehensive and calls on
tho secretary for details on every possl
bio detail at revenue, leserve, deficiency,
assets, etc., that can shed any light un
the financial situation. Tho amendment
and resolutions were adopted without ills
sent after Mr. Teller (Rep, Col) had sug
gested that Mr. Gorman ought to ask for
Information ns to why tho Democratic
president and the Democratic leaders In
the senate could not agree on what was
the trouble. Tho senate at 5.28 p. m. ad
journed. Ilonso Pi nt ceding.
The house devoted six hours to-day to
tho debate on the Pacific tallroad funding
bill and, although the speeches on both
sides were characterized by unusual ear.
nestnefs, theie were no marked or sen
sational Incidents. Those who partlcl
paled In tho discussion to-day were
Messrs Powers (Rep, Vt.) and Mr. I-ock-wood
(Dem . N. Y.) In favor of the meas
ure, and Messrs. Hoatner (Dem , I,u.),
Snodgrass (Dem . Tenn ) and Cooper (Rep.,
Wis.) In opposition to It.
Glorious lltpublliuu Victor),
Pana. Ill , Jan. 31. A recount In the
contest of Mrs. Nina White for school
superintendent of Christian county shows
she was elected by 11 plurality over Rob
ert Orr, Democrat. This makes every
county officer Republican far tu first
Urns la the history, of the. county.
ItATTM: FOCOItT AT ROOOTA IN THE
UNITED STATES OK COt.OMIltA.
MANY INSURGENTS KILLED,
PRESIDENT OK THE REi'lttll.tC COM
MANDS THE TROOPS IN 1'EItSOM.
FORCES HURRIED TO MACHIANA,
THEY EXPECT TO ENOAOE THE ENEMY
AT THAT roiNT.
The Remit In Colombia Begin to AMntmt
Serious Proportions nnd the Legation
nt Washington Is Cloned so iThat
the Attache May Join tho Army.
Colon, Colomhlft, Jan. SI. A severe en
gagement has been fought nt Bogota
between the government forces nnd the
rebels. Two hundred of tho latter were
killed. The government troops were, tin,
dor the personal command of the presi
dent. The victorious troops hnve been
sent by train from Cartagena to Mnch
lann In order to engage the rebels. Rlx
Liberals have been arrestee! nt Cnrtn
gona. The men nre helm? pressed Into
the service of the government. The
steamer Amerlqtte Is aground near Sa
vlnalla. Her position la serious.
Colombian Attache Ordered Tlome.
"Washington, Jan. 31. The Colombian
legation hero has been closed up and the
archives have been placed In the care of
the Argentine legation. Sonor Henglfo.
the Colombian nttachc, has been recall
ed to take his place In the nrmy which
Is fighting the revolutionists In Colombia
and Consul General Caldcron, In New
York, will attend to any business thnt
may be Intended for communication to
the state department.
THE SEAT OF WAR.
Some Account of Cnlnmbbi, Its Political
History, Geography, Resources
nnd Military Strength.
The United States of Colombia Is the
most northern country of South America.
It Is bounded on the north by the Carib
bean sea and Costa Rica, on the south by
Ecuador and Brazil, on the cast by Ven
ezuela and on tho west by the Pacific
ocean. The country was formerly known
as New" Grenada. Its area Is 601,771 square
miles and Its population was In 1S91, ac
corJIng to a census taken In that year,
3,873,000 It was discovered by Columbus
during his third voyage In 1498 and was
conquered by the Spaniards In 1638 and 1K37,
and remained under their control until 1819,
when Its neonle won their freedom after a.
struggle lasting nearly hide yenrs. General)
Simon Bolivar, who was the Washington
of his people during the long struggle for
liberty, wns made the first president of the
new republic after the Spanish joke was
tin own off In 1S19. While under Spanish
dominion tho country wns attached to Dc
uador nnd was with that countiy n vice
rojnlty of Spain.
Now Government Iormoil In 1808.
Civil war convulsed the country from 1SG0
to ISC On May S, 1861, a new government
wns foinied and the states that then com
posed "New Grenada" adopted the name
of the "United States of Colombia." The
states are nine In number and their names
nio: Antloqiiln, Bolivar, Bovncn, Cauca,
Cundlnaimicn, Mndnlena, Panemn, Sari
tandor and Tollma. The form of govern
ment established hy tho constitution of 1803
lesembled In many respects that of the
United States except that tho president
was elected for two Instead of four jears
The constitution wns nmendeil In August,
1'SG. It icqulres tho president to be elected
for a term of six jears. The legislative
power is vested In two houses of congress,
the members of which aro elected hy the
people. The two governors of the nine
stntts aro nominated by the president. The
last change In the constitution was brought
about by a civil wai which began In lsSV
It was pieceedeil by a rebellion In 1877.
The Roman Catholic religion Is the state
lellgion, nlthough nil other religions nre
tolerated Prim try education Is gratuit
ous, but not compulsory, 'lhero are two
universities nnd n number of other fine
educational Institutions In the country, to
gether with a sjstem of parish schools
Tho Inhabitants rank among the first of
the people of South America in point of
lntelltheiico nnd literary and sclentlfio cul
ture. Tho country has all the climates of the
world, ranging from the extreme cold tem
nertine of the nernetuallv snow covered
Cordilleras and the cool and invigorating
atmosphere of the plateaus down to the
tropical climate of the vnllejs, where nil
the tropic grnlns and fruits are found.
Geogrvphy and Cllmtito.
Three great mountain langes traverse
the country. They nre known ns the West
ern, Central and ll-utern Cordilleras. Al
ternating with these mountain chains are
luxuriant vnllevs nnd fertile table lands.
Tho west coast and the Isthmus of Panama
aro covered with almost Impenetrable for
ests, and constant tains and a noxious cli
mate discourage would-be settlers.
Down tho valleys, between the mount
ains. How the river Mngdalena and Its con
fluent, the river Cauca, the former 1,(V)
miles long and tho latter CM miles long,
The Ciuca Joins tho Mngdalena 150 miles
from the Cnilbbean sen, Into which It llovvs
Tho eastern part of Colombia Is penettated
by the sources of the rivers Orinoco nnd
Amazon, 'llin forests aro extensive and In
cludo nil tho trees found 111 Southern nnd
Central America. Cedar and mahogany
cover vast areas, as do all kinds of do
woods nnd plants. Many medicinal plants
nro nisi, found there. The mineral wealth
Is great nnd has been developed to only n
limited extent. The exports consist of gold
nnd sliver, rice, cotton, coffee, sugar, to
bacco, cocoa, dye woods and manufactured
dies, mahoganv, lignum vitne, vanilla, cc
dar, balsam of toln, cinchona, cochineal,
India rubber, horses, mules, cattle, sheep,
wool and hides.
The trackless forests are Inhabtted by
the Jaguar, puma, boa constrictor, various
species of venomous serpents, monkeys, the
sloth, armadillo, ant eater, bear, deer, ta
pir, and Innumerable blids and Insects.
On the mountain tops the Immense condor
makes Its home, and alligators swarm In
the bayous, swamps and larger streams,
Turtles and llh of various kinds abound on
the coast nnd near Cartagena, which Is
the chief seaport, and In the Hay of Pana
ma are extensive coral and pearl fisheries.
Hut little attention Is paid to manufactur
ing. Bogota, tho capital. Is sltuato near the
center of the country nt un elevation of
S.CM feet above the sea. It contains numer
ous educational Institutions n large cathe
dral and many chuiches There Is also an
obiervatori. which Is the highest edifice
of Its kind In the world and the first ever
erected in the Inter-tropical zone. Mede).
lln, another Important ctty.ls situate north
east of llogota. In a beautiful valley.
Panama, ono of the 6eaports of the coun
try. it on the Pacific, upon a tongue of land
which extends rome dlstanco out to sea.
While the huibor is safe for small vessels,
large vessels cannot approach nearer than
three miles to the shore and are unloaded
by lighters. Cartagena, the chief seaport,
Is located on the Caribbean sea. It Is
heavily fortified and Is the great depot of
the commerce of the northern part of the
republic. Popayan and Paato are the print
clpal cities of the Interior. Asplnwall or
Colan. situate upon the Atlantic terminus
of the Panama railroad, from Us com
manding position as a place of transit, is
one of the busiest seaports of South or Cen,
tr4 America, It control tbe pwiioyglj;
nnd the benefits of the tralHe east and west
almost to the rxcluslon of the rlty of Pan
ama, tn 1WS the United Htntes tempomr
lly took possession of tho place, quelling nn
Insurrection. Many millions of dollars
have been expended In digging a canal
across the Isthmus.
Tho nrmy of the country humbers li,5no
ofiicers nnd men. In case of wnr the pres
ident has power to strengthen II ns he may
deem clrcumstnnces require livery nble
bodied citizen In the country Is liable to
AFTER MARTIN'S SEAT,
icitntnr Chandler Introduce n RrAolutlnn
Which Ciitincit Thnt llenttemnn
Some, Com cm,
Washington, Jan, Jl. (Special ) Senator
Martin had n rush of blood to the head to
day when ho heard Senntor Chandler of
fer the following In the senate:
"Whereas, At tho lime of the alleged
election of John Martin ns senntor from
Knnsns the legislature of the state had
not been duly organized; and
"Whereas, At tho Joint convention which
made said election no majority of the le
gally elected members of the leglstatute
voted for Mr. Martin; therefore
"Resolved, That there was no lawful elec
tion of a United States senator from Kan
sas by the Joint assembly which met on
January 25, 1S3J, and thnt John Martin is
not entitled to a seat as a senator from
tho state of Kansas."
Senntor Chandler snld this wns a question
of privilege nnd should receive immediate
consideration. The chair held tlu.t It wns
not n question of privilege, and from this
Senator Chandler took nn nppenl nnd upon
this nppenl the plan of the Republicans
wns not to vote, so thnt the other side
would be put to the trouble to get a quo
rum. Hut a few of the Republican sena
tors did not tnke kindly to the plan, which
looked too much like filibustering, nnd
voted, making a quorum. The vote stood,
In support of the chair, 40 to (i, and Mc
Mlllen. 'Dultols, Sherman nnd Stewart
voted with the Democrats, but this did not
Indicate that thoy will oto to retain
Senator Martin when the main question Is
reached. Senators Teller, Proctor, Morrill,
Carey. Allison and Barrows voted to sus
tain the chair.
The resolution wns then tabled nnd can
be taken up to-morrow, Senator Chnndler
stnted that the nctlon of the committee on
elections made It plain that the majority
members of that committee who hnd looked
Into the case did not (care to expose Its
weak points to the cointry and had fol
lowed the smothering 1 plan. He did not
Intend to be covered up In this way. He
Intended to bring the resolution to a vote
and before that wns done he proposed to
let the country know something about the
methods resorted to In nn effort to make
a senator of Mr, Martin.
Senator Chandler said'that the legislature
of Kansas Is now In session: that It can
elect a senntor to fill the place being
wrongfully held by Mr. Martin nnd do It
quickly. He says the senate can do no
better thing thnn to oust Martin and give
the leglslnture a chance to elect a senator
for the term Hint will end March 4 next.
TWO KANSANSJJN THE ELBE.
Eugene Rhode and Ills Mother, of Hutch
inson, Went Down With tho
Ill-Fa ted Ship.
Washington, Jan. 31. (Special.) Two
Konsans went down with the steamer Elbe
Kiigeno Rhodes and mother, of Hutchin
son. The stor Is told by the Washington
Star ns follows: "Two of the Wnshlng
tonians aboard tho Ill-fated p:ibc were Ihi
geno Rhodes nnd mother. They were re
turning from Heidelberg, Germany, In nn
swer to a eable message announcing tho
death of young Rhodes' father, Oliver W.
Rhodes, who died on Sunday last at one of
the city hospitals from the effects of In
juries In tho head due to' a fall on the Ice.
Eugene Rhodes nnd his mother sailed from
New York on September S lost, Mr. Rhodes
to take the postgraduate law course at
Heidelberg untver3lty.4He resigned from
the coast survey In AiAust to maKu thin
trip. He graduated fromuhe Columbia law
school in the class of "13 and was one of the
prize men In the post-graduate course at
Georgetown In 1891 It wns to complete this
line of stiidv that he went abroad
Rhodes came to Washington from Kan
sas, and by his friends was cnnslib red an
especially bright voung man. He wns pres
ident of the voung People's Socletv of the
First Presbyterian ehurch.The three deitlu
coming so close together make the case
one of peculiar sadness
Young Rhodes had expected to form a
business connection with a friend In K in
sas City as soon as he completed his edu
cation. This matter had been practical!)
settled upon and his parents weie to re
turn to their old home at Hutchinson,
where they have considerable propertv In
terests, they having rome here simply to
give their son an oppottunlty to securo a
WAR MAY BEJECLARED.
vnmc Khlil of Announcement I'rnm Mex
ico Ilellllltel) l.vpeited rn-dii) .
The United Mates Neutral.
City of Mexico, via Laredo, Jan. 31,
There has been much question in refeienco
to the question of the proposed arbitration
b the United States, it having been as
serted that Guatiinila was endeavoring to
Induce the United Stntes to Insist on Mexi
co's arbitrating the matter.
To-day advices came from Washington
showing that the conduct of tho govern
ment there is eutlreli neutral mid will con
tinue so. It rrfuses to accept the mediation
which Guatemala would hive It fence
through, ut mi) hazards, unless It Is itls
Hid that Its Interiureucu would be ap
proved nllke by both contending parties
Colonel It. C, I'.atc Is receiving tenders
of thu services of many prominent partici
pants In the late civil war In the United
States since the fact has been made known
that he has tendered his services to I'i evi
dent Diaz In case of wai, Among the of
feis he received to-day wns one from
General T. J. Lucas, of I.iwrencebuig,
Ind , his old home.
It Is rumored thnt some kind of definite
announcement will bo made to-morrow by
Mexico. Although matters nre quiet to
night. It would not be surprising should
It prove to be a declaration of w ir It Is
reported that tho government Is conscript
ing mm In different sections of tho coun
try. Part of the commissary department
of the Twenty-first regiment was nt tho
depot of the Inter-Oceanlo road to-day
awaiting transportation, It Is said thnt
this and two other regiments will go to tho
frontier within a few d.ns.
DIED FOR HERCHILDREN.
Mrs. Zludllnger, nt Philadelphia' Mrrlficed
Her Life Trying to Pavu llel
X v In llnldis. '
Philadelphia. Jnn, 31, Mrs, Christian
Zlndllnger and her 1-j ear-old twin daugh
ters, Margaret and Christiana, were
burned to death early this morning In
their home, ;u?9 Knnsas street. A cat, an
old lamp and a fire alarm box that would
not work are responsible for tho terrible
calamity. The house was occupied hy
Conrad Zlndllnger and his family of a
wife and six children, Early this morn
ing a house cat Jumped un the table and
upset the lamp, which Is generally left
nt a small glimmer. The burning oil fired
the carpet and the flames spread rapidly,
l'our of the chlldien ran screaming out
Into tho street and one boy shouted up
the stairs for his parents. The father
awoke, but was too dazed to know what
had happened and began to throw the fur
niture out of tho window. Policeman
Smith tried to send In an alarm fiom the
box near the scene of the fire, but tho
box could not be opened. When the fire
engines did arrive, however, ilames weie
bursting out of the doors and windows.
Tho mother. In the meantime had left
the house, but wns horrified to find that
her twin children had not been taken out.
She rushed back up to tho smoke-filled
stairway and was found with her children
a fow minutes later. The firemen were
compelled to cut a hole In the roof In or
der to get the bodies out.
Iour lo 812.UOU.OOU V.,u.
Washington, Jan 31. The total with
drawals of goU u-day were t2.iTJ.000. of
wMch alt but JUiOiM. withdrawn from Chi
cago, was take fiom the sub-treasury
at New York. Th J leaves the true amount
d tba 4-0I4 reserve, 12,L, - -
Sir. hanky Weill the I'rlc.
Emporia, Kas. Jan. 31. (Special.) In
the contest In oratory last night at the
College of F.mror a. J. Alvln Sanky took
first prize and will represent his college
at tho state contest In Topeka February
22. Samuel J, Ward took second place.
outlaws noii a Mitiriint.v tacipio
TRAIN IN AUIONA.
A STEEL SAFE BLOWN TO ATOMS
REVENTV-Elt E THOUSAND DOLLARS IN
GOOD, HARD CASH TAKEN.
FIVE MASKED MEN DIDTHEDEED
TREY FORCE THE ENGINEER TO HAUL
THE EXPRESS CAlt FIVE MILES.
Six Charges of Dynamite Merc Necessary
to Open the Ponderous hate Trull
of tho Robbers Marked With
Shilling Mexican Hollars
Escaped to Mexico.
Denver, Col., Jan. 31. A special to tho
Times from Pheonlx, A. T says: The
Southern Pacific west bound train No.
20 was held up six miles this side of
Wilcox: last night at 8:33 by n party of
mnsked men. They separated tho ex
press car from tho train, hauled It five
miles west, and putting six. shots of
dynnmito on tho through safe blow It
wide open. It contnlned $10,000 In Mex
ican Bllver, which was removed. The
trail of the robbers is marked this morn
ing by a protuso scntterlng In the Sul
phur Springs valley of the Mexican dol
lars. San Tranclsco, Jan, 31. Additional
particulars of the robbery received here
stnte that five men were concerned In It.
Two of the bandits boarded tho train nt
Wilcox, and when two miles west of the
town suddenly appeared In the cnb of
the cngino with drawn pistols, compell
ing the engineer to stop the train. While
one of the robbers kept him coveied,
the other made the fireman and brake
man cut the express nnd mall cars loose
from the rest of tho train. The engi
neer wns then made to pull the two de
tached cars on for about five miles to a
culvert, where two of the bnndlt gnnt?
were found holding horses for the entire
party. It wns here .that the safe wns
blown open, the men with the horses
having brought the explosives.
Six explosions were effected hy the
robbers before they felt satisfied with
their woik. The top and sides of the
express car were thoroughly shnttered
and the express companv's safe was
blown to pieces.
Resides the $10,000 In Mexican money,
there was a good denl of coin on tho
train which had been sent to pay the
railroad emplojes along tho line, and
this was also carried off by the luhbet,
who rodo nwny In a southerly direction
Grant Wheeler, n well known Atlonu
desperado, who Is believed to be the fifth
member of tho bandits' pnrty, purchased
a quantity of giant powder In Wilcox on
the day preceding the robbeiy. The
Southern Pacific oompuij and Wolls
I''nrgn Exptcss Company offer n Joint le
vvard of $100 for each of the robbers.
rout posses, Including the sheilfi, the
Wells-r.il go nnd Southern Pacific de
tectives, nio in pursuit of the bandits,
who ,ue believed to bo .Too George, who
came Into Ail.oua fiom Oklahoma about
a e,ir ago, Jim Yntes, Giant Wheeler,
T.ijlor (first name unknown) nnd John
Demlug. N M , Jan. 31, Tho Wilcox
train rohbeiy was conducted with the
utmost boldness. After compelling the
engliieei to uncouple tho engine, bag
gage nuil expioss cars fiom the? lemiln
dcr of the triln and tun live miles fni
tlier up the 111 id to a ilonlnto spot, the
lobber.s fmccil tho engineer unci lltemau
to leave tho ttain and t.iko to the plains
on petll of their lives. Expiess .Messen
ger Mitchell, who had n similar experi
ence! neai M.uicnpa, .1 few months ago,
made his escupo with nil tho money in
tlu local snfo nnd saved several thou
sand ilolliis. The lolibers spent over
two houis in blowing open the Inige
safe, which is closed before leaving El
Paso and la not opened until Kan Fran
cisco Is renched.
Tho robbe'is left several hags of gold
and sliver In nnd about the car, not
cniliig to tnko It on account of its
weight. All nro thought to have es
caped tn MpxIici. The passengeis on tho
train wvio giently teiillled for several
hours. The luss Is said to be between
$.10,000 anil $75,000,
DEATH OF E, R0CKW00D HOAR.
A llrutlier of Senntor Iluar mid at Once
lliiie fulled siiitca Attorney
Con, ird, N, II., Jan. 31. Judge Hoar
died heio lo-diiv. Judge U Itnekwnod
Hoar wns bin 11 IVbrtmri 21. lSbi, at mu
coid, Mnss. He wns a brother of Cultcd
Htntos Senator George 1 Hoar, of Wnrces.
tcr, ami a member of n famll) which has
for venrs been pi eminently Identified with
In Mtiuh, lSs9. Mr, Hoar was appointed
attorney general of tho United stalls by
President Giant, and filled that ofilce until
Juno, 1S70. He was appointed a member
of the Joint commission which negotiated
tho ticuty betvvien tho United States and
Great llrltalu In 1871. Mr. Hoar was a
presidential elector at largo In 1873, ami
was elected to tho I'ortj.thliel congress
ns n representative. Ho was married In
Concord In 1810 to Carolina D , daughter of
Hon. Mason Ilrooks. Seven children
blessed their union.
A NEW KANSAS HORSE AIL,
'l lie State Veterinarian Has Recti Inves
tigating 11 Peculiar Dltciisu
at Mound ulli',
Topeka, Kas , Jan. 31, (Special.) Stato
Veterinarian Piltchard returned to-day
from Mound Valley, where he had been
called to Investigate a peculiar ellsojse
which was rapidly killing off the horses
He savs thu disease is Infectious, ami while
he does not name It, ho savs It Is a fol
lowei of the well known epizootic or Inllu
enza. It Is prevalent In several parts of
Labette county, uud, while Di. Piltthaid
did not establish a quarantine, he oideied
strict surveillance of the Infected districts.
l'j-oiieillus of (ho National Hoard uf Trade.
Washington, Jan. 31. Tho NUMonal
Hoard of Trado to-day adopted the 1 port
of tho finance committee recomme ullng,
hi case the present congress falls t pass
legislation to relieve tho present lln nclal
eoni-ress to a monetarv cominlKslr.n lies. I
siiuauou, mo "uie iiung ue reituu uy
olutlons were also adopted favorlnj the
enactment of a uniform tmde mark law; I
recommendirjs; ha( teogtega aocord to tho
Intel Main commerce commission such
nmetiilmenl of the laws nnd support ns
tuny best promote the elllclency tif Its su
pervision nf ralltunils, nnd fnvorlng the
adoption of nn American sjstem of nnvnl
WOMEN WH0JWANT TO VOTE,
National Mcminn's "Cuffnigr Aclntliin He-
gins 11 Sclon In the City of
Atlanta, tie., Jin. 31 The twcnl-scy
enth nnnu.il convention of the Nntlonnl
Amerlcnn Woman's Suffrage Association
was called to oreler In DcGlve's opera
house to-ilnv bv Miss Susan II. Anthony,
Its president. The hall wns comfortably
filled with delegates and vlsltots.
The stage was decorated with tho tings
of the nation il itiul stale siittrngo organl
73llons nnd the members of the conven
tion nil wore the jcllnw bndges of the as.
soclatlon. Rev. Anna Howard Shaw opened
PRESIDENT SUSAN R. ANTHONY.
the proceedings with praver. The roll nt
delegates was railed bv Miss Alice Stone
Hlaakwoll, reconllng ecietniv, and a ma
jority of the states were founil to be rep
resented. A telegram of congratulation
was sent to the Hon. Mrs. Illllv, of the
Colomeln legislature, as Hie author of the
first bill elrawu b 11 woman ever passed
by the legislature of any state.
Committees were named and tho conven
tion took a recess until the afternoon.
The afternoon session began with pray
er by Mrs. Dennett, of Kentucks. The re
pot t of the committee on credentials wns
lend, showing the- follow lug representa
tion: Arkansas had 2 delegates: the Dis
trict of Columbia, 1: Florida, 2: Georgia,
il, Illinois, lj town, 2: Knnsns, 3: Kentucky,
7; I'eiinsvlvnnln, B: Smith Carolina. t: Ten
nessee. 2: North Carolina, 1, Indian 1, 2:
Ohio. 9: Louisiana, I: Maine, 2; Massa
chusetts, 2; Missouri, 1; Michigan, l. Ne
braska, 1: New Jersey, 1: New York, 13,
and Mirjland, 3, besides nine olllcers nnd
six clubmen of committees
The question of tnxatlon without repre
sentation was the subject of a llvclv series
of short addresses by Rev Anna bh ivv.
Miss Hatch, of Maine: Mrs Chapman, of
llrookljn, anil Miss Soiithworth, of Ohio
Miss Author y addressed the convention
brlellj In favor of the establishment of
woniin suffrage papers.
'Ihe evening session wns devoted to
formal welcoming exercises Aftci prajer
by Ribhl Reich, of the Jewish h 11 igoguo.
II J Consers, nil .attorney of this city, de
livered nit address of welcome oil behalf of
Hie South Mrs. N, L MoLcndon, of the
Georcl 1 Surrrnge Association, welcomed
the vlsltois 1111 behalf of the state, and
Major Cluirlcs W. llubner on behalf of
the cltv. Mls Authnnv tesponiled She
expiesseel the hope that the South would
-ct alicnil of tho North In rcmeiljing the
Injustice still lemalning on the statute
books, of requiring seivlce nn the part of
the wife. Dora Phelps Huell, of Colorado,
was expected to deliver "a message from
the Jtocky mountains," but she bad not
nrrlved and Mrs. Chnptnnn Tnvior, of that
state, was Introduced as the only woman
voter present. Other responses were inaele
bj Lily Devcrau-c Rlake, of New York.who
spoke on "Southern-born Women," Mis
Llda Merrlwethei. of Tennessee, nuil Eliz
abeth U Yntes, of Maine, whose subject
was "Signs of the Times "
DEATH OF WARD M'ALLISTER.
Illl- Noleil SiHlet) Lender Is Ileum Villi
the- v unities of This
New York, Jan. 31. Ward McAllister,
the society lender, died nt hla home, h,
West Thlrt) -sixth street, this cltj, to
night nt 11 an o'clock. At tho tlmo of bis
death ho whs attended bj his wife, his
elingliter, Ills son and his brothel, the- Rev
Fi.uiclr Marlon McAlllstei
Mr McAllister wns attacked a week a,ro
with the grip, but no serious sjmptoms de
veloped until 7.3i) o'clock this 11101 nltig,
when ho was suddenly taken worse He
btcniini unconscious at 10 ,11 o'e look, nnd
leinulned fo until 2 10 o'clock III llin after
noon, when ho reioveieel e ouscioitBiie-ss,
and cuntlniieil In that conilltlon till his
death Thu funeral will tnko place from
Gineee chinch, this (ItJ, of whlili Ml. -McAlllstei-
Is 11 mcmliei
Minuel Waul McAllister wns bnin 01
ve.iis ago In siavnuuah, (il Hi- piiiliel him
self upon his houibein blith, the length nf
his nneestiy ami his social success His
niKoxtois weie glint Kaileis In llin tlmo
nf Washington For eighteen Jears hn
lived in Sivnniiah Willi his seventeenth
centutj Ieleas of social c.xciusivenees lie
acquired the knowledge pud b.-llel which
eventually cnnliolled tho doois of metio-
Leaving Siviinnnh, ho settled In New
port, It. 1.. unci mndo thn fnsblniiahln pop
.tl.aritv of thnt place lie was a h.ider of
modish folic bv nature ami training It
wns at Newport that he originated picnics
which mndo him famous To him wines
were ns plain ns letters in n book. He
knew- their history, the philosophy of them,
mid their worth to the fraction nf n doll u.
Ho knew the rain vlittnges and could tell
nil the ends of ills fingers the few private
houses wheiev thev could ho funnel
Ptolesslonnlly Mr. McAllister was a law
yer He was graduated from Yale and
went to Sm Franclsio In the fall of 181J.
Western life, which wns then crude, did
not satisfy him. nnel .after practicing law
awhile with Hal L McAllister, his brother,
ho came East nnd married Miss Sarah
Gibbons, a laely of wealth anil good posl
lion, Then It was that he settled In New
port. His favorite amusements weie wlilst,
billiards, and small talk witli friends He
eare-el little or nothing for tho thenter or
opera or public amusements of any de
scilptlon, although he- soini times attendee!
Ho dresseel quietly, nlwaya in elnrk
clothes, Invarlablv wearing a high hat ami
cutaway coat In the stieet and ovii-galters.
The Astors, Chaulers, Samuel Ward, Mar.
inn Crawford Amelia Rives, JuMi Ward.
Julia Wnni-IIowe, the Iloston Appletons
and Princes, the Pater on Ron ipartes,
the Massachusetts Parkers were all his
FUNERAL OF JOHN W, NORTON,
Inipreinlvo ('rrcmiinles Held In Nt. I.niiU
Oier th" Rend Theatrical
St. Louis, Mo , Jnn, SI. The funeral
services over tho body of John W. Norton
took place this afternoon In tho grand
parlor of the Southern hotel. The cere
mony was very Impressive nnd was at
tended by an Immense, gathering. Dr,
John Snider ofilclated. Tho exercises
were conducted under the auspices ..f the
Elks, of which the deceased had been a
member of high standing, The iloril of.
ferings were beautiful and magnificent
almost be-jond description. Among them
was a huge laurel wtcath, exquisitely
wrought, in the center of which was a
beautiful bunch of American Reality
roses, the tribute of the New York theat
rical managers, represented by Alexander
Salvlnl. The cmplojts of the Grnnel opera
house sent a beautiful bioken column und
base constructed of ivy leaves, white- cur
nations, llllles of the valley and hjacliiths.
Mr. Tracy Arrlirs in nlilugtuii.
Washington, Jan. 31, (Special.) The Hon.
John P. Truej. congressman-elect to sue.
ceed Representattvo Heard, und W. W,
Wade, of Springfield, arrived to-duy. Rep
resentative Heard spent some time with
his successor. Introducing him to tho mem.
beis 011 both sides of the house. Speaker
Rtcd sale! he was very glad to meet a new
Reoublican metnbei flam Missouri. Mr
Heard extended every courtesy possible,
giving Mr. Tracy a chance to get a air
jit aft jyltfe bis pew. work, ,
nrtURY, niRD, thayer & co
Trmmleire! tflcnli .Vlnlmum, j,'m
TOmMm ice look for Ue utnlher lu be fatr
Something about Corsets.
The New Spring Wraps.
Over a hundred styles, col
ors and qualities of Corsets.
What do you think of that?
Our Corset stock's a study
and the better acquainted you
get with it the better you'll
see that it's to your advantage
to get your Corsets here. A
word to-day about the kinds.
This corset, after many
years' trial both in Europe and
this country, has been found
and acknowledged to be su
perior in every particular to all t
others. It has served as a
model for many imitations,
none of which have ever
equaled it in form, finish or
material. Its points of ex
cellence are a long, tapering
waist, gracefully curved back,
perfectly shaped and easily
fitting hips, with the lines of
the bust and shoulders so pro
portioned in each model as to
insure the greatest advantage
in appearance, while affording
perfect ease to the wearer.
The Celebrated "I. C."
The "I. C." is a superior line
of corsets of French manu
facture, for which we are sole
agents in Kansas City. They
are symmetrical in shape, fol
lowing closelv the natural
curves of the figure, and give a
more perfectly tapering effect
to the waist than most any
other corsets, either foreign or
domestic. After years of ex
perience with this make, we
confidently recommend them
and guarantee perfect satisfac
tion for every pair.
CB "a la Spirite."
In domestic Corsets there
no better known brand than
the popular CT3.
At all times complete lines
of this superior make the
prices arc 75c, $1, $1.50, $2.50
and $3. 00.
The CB Medaille is made
for and controlled by us and ftl
combines in itself the two most'
essential points of a corset,
"cut and whalebone." Thej
white and drabs are made of j
French Coutille, while the'
blacks arc made of fine French
sateen, lined with white. They
are bias cut gored corsets, 12
pieces to each side, fashioned
after the latest French models,
and give a long tapering waist,
graceful back and perfectly
fitting hips. The superior
shaped bust gives perfect ap
pearance and absolute comfort.
The Medaille is $2. so for
white, drab or blue.
We also keep full and com
plete lines of well known makes
of domestic Corsets, such as
Dr. Warner's, Ball's, Thomson's
Glove Fitting, Ferris Waists,
Capes and Jackets.
Thu first nuvvs of tho revolutions
in Capes and Jackets appeared yes
terday when the new Spring Wraps
arrived. The first shown in Kan
sas City and most probably in tho
West. The assembly will delight
every one this is not our formal
"opening" but you'll be able to
sec what the spring styles arc.
The revolution in stylo defies
description. The collars, and the
sleeves in the Jackets, show the
The skill of the artist maker conv
bines dress elements of two, per
haps three, nations in a single gar
ment. Appliques and braiding abound;
taffeta silk linings prevail; the tail
oring of only the leading makers
charms. As we said, they defy de
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ness a something about them that
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