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For ,o Years
VOLUME XXXVII, NO. 270.
KANSAS CITY. MA UCI
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don't lllto tirollt, lint because wo
wnnt to continue to bullil up the
largest lint business In Kansas
WE CONTINUE OUR
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with best silk; llnod or unllncd; S3 is
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lulWttr.u. WflUU PAPER.
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O. PL. STUOKEY
I'luln ami I'micy I'rhUliitf of every
(lrH-rIiitoii at liimait prirrs
JIimlnriH 'it nit from 75n in to'! per 1,000,
715 CENTRAL ST.
Scciinil door north Hxi-bnng.i building.
Telephone IHI. KANnAS t'lTV. .MO.
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A LOAN COMPANY FAILS,
Central Kuin.au Loan and Trust f'niiinuy
Assigns ut Itiisscll, ICu., fur Its
ntissall, Has., March S. Tho Central
Kansas Loan ana Trust Company mudo an
assignment for the benefit of lis creditors
to Charles I'. Copeland, Tltu liabilities aro
scheduled nt JiJO.OOi!. The company, like
many others, has operated extensively In
"Western farm loanB, Its Knaranteed secur
ities being widely scattered among Kaatern
Investors, The assets aro nominally about
I 100,000, hut cannot bo realized on at this
Tho creditors meet at tho court house,
Jtussell, Jlarch t7, to consider ways and
means ot handling the assets, The com
jiany has been tn ha( condition for two
years and has been unsuccessfully trylng
to carry tho Interest on Its guaranteed
leans, which It had disposed of In largo
cuantltles In New llngland. fine blook of
Si,0,oW Is held In Jllddlutovvn. Vt.. anotlier
swim) lu Itutl.ind, The remainder Is scat
tered In smaller amounts through New Ku.
gland and tbo Central states. The as.
Elgueo has been one of thu company's cilll.
oera and managers for some time. The de.
jires3lon lu real estutc has caused thu fail
ure. llll," Ti'lc.c(iii for HaiHas.
llaxtcr SprhiKS. Jlarcli 8. (Special.) The
iiroiirletors of the Jlaxter bpiiUBS normal
colloBU have Just ordered a. telescope and
apparatus from the famous Alvln Clark es
tablishment. It will ta tha larcest tele,
reope in the state ot Kansas. This college
Started last September mid has now about
123 students on the rolls.
hcrrctur (iri'slmiii Mi-It.
Washington, March 8. Secretary Ores
ham, who Is confined to his rooms at his
liotel by an attack of neuralgia of tha
Homacb. Is reported to be much better to
day, and It Is expected he will be able ,to
get about In a day. or 'wo-
vr THK $$
;BCgi3G HAT CO.,S
vX IOIS JjX. -VIJST ST. ? KS
SS Solo Agents fur IIUNLAV'S HATS. VvJ
PREVENTED BAD LEGISLATION,
that Win All ttpiiMlr:iii Could tie In
C(iiigri nnd I hey xnircrilcil, Ai
iirillng In Senator I'lalt,
Washington, Jlarch S. fVtinlur Piatt,
of Connecticut, Is one of the senators
who still remain In the city, lie Is kept
here by the necessity ot strnlghjoilllur
out some of his affairs, Which ho wns
compelled to In n tiiciisure licRlei't on
account of the pressure ot public busi
ness, which occupied jo much of his
time during the Inst session. This was
because he was one of the llepubllcnna
upon whom devolved the responsibility
of preventing general legislation lu ac
cordance with the decision reached by
the ltepubllcnii senators at an early day
In the session. This tnsl: fell largely to
Messrs. l'latt, Aldrlch and Chandler, nnd
how they succeeded has been Indicated
from day to day In the reports) of the
Ih Ing aslted for the reason, of the Ho
publicans for pursuing this policy, Mr.
"Dlscln nilng nny right to spealc for
the Hnpuhllcan party, many Hepublle
nns felt that no good could come from
any legislation which the Democrats
might attempt with reference to public
matters. The consent to nny tariff legis
lation was to further Imperil the Indus
tries of the country, and other measures
which they were determined to pass were
very objectionable from the standpoint
of public Interest. Tho Republicans
therefore determined that, as In their
Judgment there would be no wise legis
lation, there should be as little legisla
tion na tiosslhlu on Important subjects.
Those who did not bellcvo In the free
colnnge of silver were ready nt nil times
to aid In the passage ot nny safe and
wise llnanclnl measure which might be
brought forward by the majority, but
asldo from this their policy 1ms been
that of prevention of bad legislation,
and I think It has been pretty success
"Hut It Is urged that you proposed
nothing," was suggested.
"it wns not," he replied, "tho time
when anything was to bo gained by pro
posing legislation, for with a Democratic
majority lu congress nnd a Democratic
president nothing that tho Republicans
might propose would bo udopted. So the
session has been necessarily devoted to
routine nnd local business nnd to the
passage ot appropriation hills."
Asked as to how the -work was accom
plished on getting all the appropriation
bills through and ot preventing other
general legislation, he said:
"Sometimes we have In the estimation
of tho public skated on thin Ice, as It
were, making 11 doubtful whether the
appropriation bills could nil bo passed
nnd an extra session avoided. It Is, per
haps, not too much to say, however, that
although tho Republicans were In a de
cided mbiprlty In the senate, they were,
during r whole session, In practical
control ot tho order and conduct of bus
iness." . , ,
He declined, however, to particularise
on this point.
"The next house will bo Republican,
he said, "but we shall not have a Re
publican majority in the senate and
thero will be a Democratic president.
Much will doubtless be expected in the
wny of proposing legislation to relieve
the distressed condition of the country
I fear too much. We shall be almost as
powerless for tho promotion of action In
the next congress as we have been In the
present. Very little can be accomplished
until after ISM, when we hope the Re
publicans will bu In power In nil the
branches of tho government. If the
measures, the consideration of which has
been blocked should be brought forward
In the next congress they will doubtless
come lu it shaieless mnss calculated to
do mischief. The financial situation may
Improve. We hope for bl-metnlllsm, and
we also hope for improved business con
ditions. If we should succeed in secur
ing bl-metnlllsm that would settle the
troublo nnd we would do much to dimin
ish the friction which now prevails with
reference tu the silver question. '
Missouri State Hoard of Health Alnrniril ut
the l'rfllti'lir of Mimllpos 111
Jefferson City, Mo., March B.-(Speclal.)
The following resolution of quarautlnu was
"The state board ot health being satis
fled that smallpox exists In many parts ot
the state; and
'Whereas, 1'iisoncrs are being constantly
transported to tho Missouri stato peniten
tiary at Jefferson City from districts In
fected by smallpox; therefore ho It
"Resolved, That In accordance with tho
authority vested lu this board by rcetloln
5120, Revised Statutes of Missouri, quaran
tine of the penitentiary Is hereby declared.
And lor tho protection of Us Inmates and
of the general public with whom prisoners
mny eome In contact while en route there
to all Judges of courts having Jurisdiction
In' such matters, aro hereby requested to
delav commitment of prloners to tho stato
penitentiary; and alo. shertlts are hereby
notified not to transfer any prisoner to the
said penitentiary until quarantine has been
terminated by action of the board. Thu
governor Is heiel.y requested to promul
gate this action of the board of health and
Instruct tho warden to carry out such reg
ulations as may be suggested by this board
to prevent tho Introduction and spread ot
A I (iriuishaw. mayor of Jefferson City,
say's that so far us ho knows, thero aro no
cases of smallpox lu this city.
The smallpox Is reported In tho following
towns nnd counties: Kennetl, Dunklin
county; Ktilton, Calloway county; Mary
vllle. Nodaway county; Sedalla. ivttls
county: Chamois. Osage county; Monett,
Harry county; Troy, Lincoln county; and
St. Louis city.
Always In touch the good housekeeper
and Dr. Price's Cream Making l'owder.
HAYWARD GUILTY AS CHARGED,
In tho Opinion of Ills I'eers He Murdered
(.'iitliiirliiollliig and Must sulicr
Minneapolis, Minn., March S. "In two
hours I will bo a freo man." Thus said
Harry Haywnrd to-day, and In less than
threo hours a Jury ot his peers gave tho llo
to Ids words and placed Its seal upon tho
word "guilty." Money, almost unlimited,
given by a doting father; counsel, able as
tho country could furnish him; a Judgo as
fair as the fairest; all had been given him.
and vet that "bulwark of human liberty,'1
as his own counsel culled It, the American
iilry had "let loose tho common hangman."
With the same Immovable stolidity with
wldch ho has watched tho trial of his case,
the prisoner received, tho verdict of tho
liiry Thero wus not tho shade of a change
lu color; not tho relaxation of a single
muscle; no visible collapse or sign of any
emotion: ever tho same cynical and sneer-
According to the Mutates of the stnto of
Minnesota, only on fatu can await Harry
lluvward a sentence to ho hanged by thu
neck until he Is dead. Neither tho Jury
nor thu Judgu could alter tho sentence, no
matter how strongly Inclined they might
bo toward leniency. Tor murder lu tho
llrst degree tho law provides only one pen.
" aV tho request of counsel for tho defense
tho sentence was deferred until next Mon
day nioinlng, hut tbo verdict of tho Jury
has mudo the benteneo of Harry Hayward
us certain us though tho Judgu hud utready
WorMiig for a roiupmtiiUr,
Jefferson City, Mo., March 8. (Special.)
Frederick N, Judson and Harry T. Kent,
members of thu St. Louis citizens' safety
committee, aro In Jefferson City to-night
lu conference with Democratic senators
trying to urrango for a compromise elec
tion bill. These gentlemen advocate tho
Fllley bill, but think it may be necessary
to amend It to meet tha partisan Demo,
cratlo view In order to pass It.
A CABLE TO HAWAII.
A iiitt:.t- tvn:itvviti.vAi, I'tto.ir.ei
I'oit us i:siiit,isHMi:T,
SUCCESS ALMOST ASSURED,
Itr.sstA, ntA.M'K, .tAI'AN- AMI llll!
island ltin't'iii.to i.vri:iu:sTi:ii.
ENGLAND LEFT OUT IN THE COLD
AMIUtH'AN UNTIHtl'IMMi: WILL NOT Hi:
wANri.Nd i.v tiii: suhlmi:.
Thn Company Will lln Org.inled (miter
t'nltril state I.um nnd the Work of
bach Vint Coiiiineri'lal mid Mili
tary Iniportiitirn Wilt
Washington, March S. When congress
failed to provide for building tho Hawaiian
cablo It by no means ended the question.
On the contrary. It has brought forward a
project of International Importance by
which Russia, France, Japan nnd Hawaii
will Join In nu American enterprise for
laying a cable from the United States to
Hawaii and thence to Japan, with branch
cables to tho French Island and extensive
navnl stations lu the Southern Pacific.
Tho negotiations with thes.e governments
have proceeded quietly, but with such sat
isfactory results that they are well along
toward completion. A number ot confer
ences have been held with the olllrlals of
the Japanese legation here, and several
phases of tho subject are now under nego
tiation between Toklo and Washington.
Minister Kurlno Is much Interested in the
project. It Is probable that live or six of
tho most Influential and wealthy .Inpatiosu
merchants will be named among the Incor
porators. Franco has also been Interested, and In
the course of the negotiations she has made
a suggestion to Hawaii to the effect that
French interests will be better subserved
by having Iho cable go via. tho United
States, Instead ot the Vancouver route,
which would be controlled by Great Ilrlt
nln. The chief Interest of France Is In dc
curlng cable connections with Tahiti and
her other Pacific possessions end with her
naval rendezvous, which Is now cut off
Russia's interests In tho project aro re
garded as even mora Important than those
of Japan or France. Russia's cablo com
munication with tho Western hemisphere
Is now westward through Imdon or I'ar
Is.and this filtering of all her news and olll
clal messages through London In particu
lar, has long been a sourco ot Irritation.
The Russian Imperial family already huvo
a cable from Vladlvostock, the easterly
point ot Siberia, to Japan, so the new line
would give Russia through cable communi
cation eastward Instead of through Lon
don or PnrN. Thu military and strategic
Importance of this Is very great, for should
Russia be arrayed against tho triple alli
ance shu could not communicate westward
to thn outer woild, but could always main
tain communication westward to tho Unit
ed States and to France. Hawaii Is alo
Interested lu the enterprise, as shu regards
It ns a practical realization ot her efforts
to communicate with tho outer world. Tho
United States congress failed to act and It
also declined to vac.itu the treaty In order
to let (ircat Hrltaln build the cable. Under
these circumstances the new enterprise,
with Russia, France nnd Japan Jolnlng.has
rommended itself to Minister Thurston, tho
Hawaiian minister, and to other leading
men of Hawaii.
The foregoing gives tho International
scope of the entei prise. The American
branch Is on similarly broad line". Admiral
John Irwin. United States navy, who wrote
the cable report when In command of our
licet lu Hawaii, and IJeneral Roy Stone, uro
principally Interested In the enterprise lu
Washington. With them are associated
President Alvord. of the Runic ot Califor
nia rind the vice president of the bank;
alho the president and vice president of Hi"
San Francisco chamber of commerce; John
D. Spreekels, son of Claus Spreckels; Her
man Oelrleh", son-in-law of the lato Sen
ator Fair, and other millionaire capitalists.
Resides these thero will tie several Of the
wealthy Japanese capitalists beretoforo
mentioned. Negotiations are also In prog
ress which cannot now be made public, by
which a financial house known tho world
over will be among tho projectors.
The principal work of organization Is be
ing consummated hero lu Washington. The
only question at present is whether tho
Incorporation shall he under the stato laws
ot New York. New Jersey, Maryland, Vir
ginia or California. Their advantages urn
being compared, ami tho corporation will
lie under the state laws most favorable.
An effort was made a tow days ago, before
congress expired, to secure a national In
corporation, hut it was denied, ns It threat
ened at that time to be harmful to the
government's cablo project then In confer
ence committee. It wns not known at that
time that Frnnee, Russia. Japan and Ha
waii weio Interested In thu project. Hut
tho failure to secure a national charter
has In no wny checked the enterprise. The
organization will be under one of the stato
laws, as heretofore stated, and tho ar
rangements are so far along that the filing
of the articles of Incorporation will be made
dining the present month. .
The consummation of the plans, which aro
now made known for tho first time, cannot
fall to arouse keen Inti rest In ilreat Ilrtt
aln nnd throughout Rurope. Tho Hrltish
project of a cab!" starting from Vancouver
appears to bo ended with the failure of the
senate to so modify our treaty with Hawaii,
as to let the Urltlsh cablo land on Neck
ar Island. Tho only recourse for Orent
Hrlte.ln would be to Induce Hawaii to break
this treat) obligation with tho United
States, hut It Is known positively Hint this
will not be done.
Instead, therefore. If a Hrltlih cable
across tho l'.icllle.as has long seemed immi
nent, France. Russia, Jnp.in and Hawaii
are now uniting with American enterprise
to execute this work of vast commercial
nnd military Importance.
Fast friends tho Intelligent public and
tho manufacturers of Dr. Price's Unking
IVIOUKDEN'S SUPPLY CUT OFF,
Fall of New t.'hwang I'laies That City In n
Tight I'laee Denl'ius on, 'Ilea Tsln.
Washington, March 8. Tho olllclals of
tho Japanese legation legard tho capture
of New Chwnng as extremely Important,
not so much for tha victory Itself us for
thu command It gives to tho Slra Mtircu
river, on which tho great city of Moukden
depends for Its supplies.
Now Chwnng Is at the mouth of tho itver,
which runs far inland through, .Manchuria.
Tho supplies of this whole upper legion go
by way of tho river. Moukden Is about a
hundred miles up tho river nnd n fuw miles
back from tho stream. Its commerce to
tho ocean Is through this river, nnd lis
stores of provisions, such as bean cakes,
are brought up from New Chwnng. Tho
Manchurlan capital Is now entirely cut off
from commercial Ingress or egress, am a
In a position to be starved out, It Is said
by olllclals there has been no disposition
to capturo Hm capital, for while It might
seem a brilliant stroke to tho outer world.
It would be of no strugetlo Importance.
Rut tho cutting olf of the capital from its
supplies and Its ammunition Is regarded
us nioro advantageous from a military
standpoint than the fall of the city,
It Is not known hero what bluw Japan
will next strike, but the capture of New
Cliwang continues the lino of cities which
liavo fallen one after another, nil In u lino
toward Tien Tsln and Pekln. The former
ldaca Is tho home of I.l Hung Chung, und
It would lio thu point most likely to be In.
yaded beforo attention was given to Fokin,
A Turuicr Shot Prom Ambush.
Coffeyvllle. Kas., March S.-(Speclal.) L.
C. Kivett, a tanner living a few miles
southeast .of this city, was ambushed near
liU homo by u would-bo assassin about 7
o'tlock rsl. t-.lnv evening. Th wenpon
ue.l wni ii tdiotftUli. Two sliols Were
fired, bith t.tklni? effect In Klvetfs body.
Hi horse wus killed. Kivett managed to
rruwl to his hi)iic, a quarter of n mile
dltatit. He l.i dangerously wounded, hut
will likely recoter. A neighbor with whom
he has had trouble Is suspei b d of com
mitting the deed.
A SOUND DEMOCRATIC VIEW,
.Mr, MrAilniii nf Ariliiiorn t'rlllrle the
Work of thn List llenioeriitle
Washington. March 8.-(Specl:iU Mr. It.
McAdam, editor ef the Ardmore Chleftan,
and a member of tho Blatehood committee
for Oklahoma and tho Indian Territory,
left for the West to-day. Ho niiulo some
observations concerning tho legislative sit
uation In relation to that country:
"1 am convinced that something will bo
ilono for our relief at the next session. In
tho Iliat place, there will bu it Republican
house, and thn Republicans have always
had more sense and activity than thu
Democrats. While 1 um u Democrat, this
Is tho first time In my life that I eer was
glad to see a lUputiilcau house come Into
pocr. This tncuu that something will be
done rur us. The Democrats howl economy
and do nothing in teriltorlal mailers, and it
Is the htstoiy of the Itepubllcaii pally that
they have given letrltoiles a cnaucu nnd
have given them the legislation they need
ed. 'I lira flhuln, the ItCliubllcuus have
pulltlenl sense. They have all eyu tu the
politics of a thing when they get to work
at It. They see unit to help us will make
many Republicans In our country, und by
favorable union they will not only aid us
as we deserve, but they will be making
political filends. Thu next session or tho
house will tuke up the matter. The leading
politicians, with an eye to the next na
tional convention, will take u hand In tho
line of sucuilng a lead us delegates from
the two terrltulles. Then .they will aim to
mak'j a striking contrast between action
fur us and thu du-nuthliig plan of thu
Demuerats. in order to prutui t a few ot
llcu holders, the Democratic party lost Its
opportunity to make that country Demo
cratic for years. Simply to protect a few
Jobs and a few favorites they allowed the
whole matter to be left alone, and now the
Republican will comu In und gut till thu
g.tlu, and they will deserve It."
Mr. -McAdam continued:
"Senator Piatt and ulhers prominent on
the Republican side told mc that something
would bo done tor our country at tho next
session. I taJce Senator Piatt's word In
such matters, for I have found him lu be
correct. He knows what he Is talking
about, and he has the power to control
matters when tho Republicans so nearly
have tho power lu the senate, and have It
In thu house. He said that In all piob
ablllty this so-called court bill would be
changed, taking Jurisdiction nvvny from the
Paris and Fort Smith courts at once, not
allowing It to go over until the time al
lowed by the late law. The senator alo
said that the president's alleged Judiciary
of that country would bo very materially
changed, touching on Jurisdiction In mat
ters of appeal from thu Indian courts. I
look for good and elllclent work at tho
next session, nnd It will begin Very early
after congress meets."
On the question f the president being
Ignorant of matters lu that country, Mr.
"The main trouble nt the next session
will be to overcome Democratic opposition
nt the White Houe. Hut I think that mat
ter can be arranged by Incorporating what
wo want In somu general bill, und thus
force It through."
The plan Is suggested to Incorporate a
few- gold bonds in tho legislation for that
country, nnd arrange It so that the Imme
diate financial friends of the president can
gut some money out of them, und thus the
opposition ot the president might be turned
Cannot be converted to Inferior brands
the consumers and admirers of Dr. Price's
CRUSHED LIKEAN EGG SHELL,
Mcanicr Longfellow Collides With n llrldgc
anil Sinks in flvn .Minute-l'h e
Cincinnati. March S. During a heavy fog
this morning, as the steamer Longfellow,
nelonglng to the Cincinnati, Memphis &.
New Orleans Packet Lino Company, was
on her way to New Orleans, she lost her
eouoe, crashed against a pier of thu Ches
apeake .t Ohio railway bridge and sank.
Six lives were lost as follows:
David Aldildge, Rome, N. V passenger.
J. L. Carter. Newport. Ky., clerk.
Augustus Chaiivol, New Orleans, har
James Miller, Cincinnati, colore! porfr.
Unknown )uung woman.
This Is the death list so far ns known.
Unfortunately the complete list may never
be learned. All the reports of the steamer
were lost with It, und no passenger list
is ever left ashore. For hours there were
rumors of the loss of an Invalid young
woman ironi .m-w iuri;, nccompanici py
a female physician, but tho constant as
sertion of the ollleers of tho steamer that
all the passengers were rescued except -Mr.
Aldrldge und thu statement of passengers
that there was no panic or wild rushing
for safety led to the hope that the rumor
was gioundless. Late In tho nftcniunn In a
portion of the wreckage which had been
lauded some distance below tho city the
borlji of a young woman was found. She
was wearing a salln night-dress and a
black skirt was about her feet, as if slu
had been In the net of dressing. A small
satchel was 111 her bund, but It contained
nothing to Identify her.
The accident was one of peculiar horror.
It was daylight, the fog had disappeared,
the great steamer, fearful of the peril of
passing the bridge piers, had been given
tho assistance of the powerful low-boat
Hercules Carroll. When almost upon the
pier the pilot found himself confronted
with an alarming condition. The powerful
cros currents which no human foresight
could have located, caught the long
steamer like a toy and turned tho bow
away from tho course ho had given It.
At tho same tlmo the smoke from thn
lowered chimneys, which hnd been let
down to nllow thu boat to pass under the
bridge, was totally obscuring his vision.
The Hercules Carroll pilot being located
almost behind the great steamer, wns also
unablo to see tho boat's position, and more
likely It was not strong enough to turn
Its course ngalnst tho trenclierous current.
And so the fated Longfellow was carried
like a helpless thing against the cruel, 1m
inovablo pier, and crushed Into a wreck.
So quick was the work of destruction that
In live minutes not a vestlgo of the great
steamer was visible except bits of wreck
age floating on the river. The carpenter
hud tlmo to go Into tho hold with a lan
tern whence ho hurriedly returned with
the report that nothing cpuld save tho
Longfellow from Immediately sinking.
iil.v iiAKKiso.v has Tin; iiiiii.
The i:x.Prcl(lent Has Heen Conllned to
1114 lied hut Is t'oiivalesilng.
Indianapolis, Ind.. March S.-Ux-Presldent
Harrison Is conllned to his room at his
residence, on North Del.vwaro street, this
city, with an attack of thu grip. Ho has
been 111 since last Sunday, and for a day
or two there were fears that his Illness
might tnke u serious turn, but at present
ii Is convalescing. He is not ut present
confined lo his bed. Dr. Henry Jamison,
tho attending Physician, thinks that with
favorable condltloin. Mr, Harrison will bu
able to bo out In a few days,
iii:n.ni:tt ihhiw.v or iioicoiurr,
This Hcntlenmii It't IL'fii Appointed Mine
liipictor for Kiiiik.ti,.
Topeka, Kas.. Murch S.--(Speclal.) Cloy
cnior Motrin has appointed Ileuiielt Drown,
of llolcourt, Linn county, as state mine In
spector. Mr. Hiown Is a practical miner
and has charge of the extensive mines In
Linn county, near llolcourt. Ho formerly
lived In lavenvvorih, where he waa cm.
ployed In coal mining,
Too Mini) College Papers.
Lawrence, Kas., March S.-(Speclal.) A
mass meeting of ho, students of Kansas
university to-day decided that It was for
tho best Interests of tho school that the
numerous college papers now published be
consolidated Into one creditable publica
tion. The meeting was presided over by
Chancellor F, H. bnow and a number, if
tho members of the faculty are Interested
In the plan. Tho meeting appointed u
committee on organization which will re
port lu a few days, when it agrees on a
plan to get a representative paper on which
all thu students In the school con combine.
A PRETTY MUDDLE.
kan.ias i.iKip-i.ATPiti: PAti.r.n an
COMPLY Willi TIM: LAW.
SOME IMPORTANT BILLS INVALID
ci.iiAitt.v i'.piti:ssi:t provision of
TUT. CONSITIIM IO.N lON'OHlM),
AND LITIGATION WILL RESULT.
Till: APPROPRIATION Ml'.ASPRP.S IN.
YOI.VLO l.N 'I Hi: Ill.tlMllllt.
HUH PnMd by House nnd Senate Mint He
Signed by Hie Pi esld lug Ollleers 1 here
of vt It hlu Two Ha) After Pas-Mlgo-Thls
Was .Not Done.
Topekn, Kas., Mnrch .?. (Uprrlnl.) A
grave question hns arisen at the stale cup
Itnl to perplex the lawyers. Ktraimo n It
may seem muro than one-half of the legis
lation passed at this session of thu legisla
ture has failed to comply with one very
plainly expressed provision of the constltn.
Section H of nrtlclu 132 of the constitu
tion of the state of Kansas says: "Hvcry
bill and Joint resolution passed by the
house of representatives and tho i-cnate
shall, within two dtiyu thereafter, be signed
by thu presiding ollleers nnd presented to
the governor," etc
As a mutter of fact, more than one-half
of the bills parsed at this session were not
signed by tho presiding ollleers until from
threo to six days after their passage, ns
delay was constantly met with In the work
ot enrolling. Included among bills which
aro affected by this constitutional provision
n ru some of the most Important measures
passed at this session, biich ns appropria
tions, Tho lawyers differ upon tho probable con
struction tho courts would put upon tho
suction of tho constitution. Those who uro
advocutes of a liberal construction of the
laws nnd constitution agree that the Intent
bus been compiled with and that tho laws
will stand, while the close constructionists
hold that the constitution Is not to bo
played with as freely as with n simple stat
ute. That may be amended nt will, and
they ominously shako their heads and pre
dict tho worst.
Tho question cannot bo settled except bj
the bringing of a suit to test the validity
of some onu of the laws, which will certain
ly bo done when It is attempted to enforce
tome of the crimes acts.
WARRANT SERVED ON MR, DANA.
Tin. ruinous editor lleforo a United States
Commissioner In the No)es
1.11, el Suit.
New York, March S. United States Dis
trict Attorney MncF.irlnnu received from
Washington this morning certified copies
of tho Indictments found by the grand Jury
ot the District of Columbia ugalnst Charles
A. Dana, editor of the New York Sun, and
William M. LalTan, thu publisher of that
paper, for criminal libel against Frank R.
Noyes, of the Washington Dvenlng Star.
Mr. MacF.irlane also received a bench war
rant from Judge Cole, uf the supreme tourt
of he District of Columbia.
The United States district attorney went
before I 'nltcd States Commissioner Shields
and requested that the latter lusuo war
rants for the in rest of Charles A. Dana
and William M. Latfau, tin persons named
In tho Indictments. This was accordingly
done and the warrants turned over to
United Stntes Marshal John II. McCarthy
and United States Deputy Marshal Kenne
dy was sent over to the ssun ollice shortly
after 1 o'clock with a summons for Mr.
Dan. i to appear before Commissioner
Shields. No attempt was made lo serve a
summons on William M. I.affan. as It wns
learned he was not In New York, Shortly
after 3 o'clock Hllhu Itoot und Frank llart
lett. counsel tor Mr. Dana, had a brief con
sultation with Commissioner Shields. At i
o'clock Mr. Dana appeared, and alter being
Introduced to Commissioner Shields by .Mr.
Uartlett, Mr. Dana sat down and there was
a brief consultation. After a few moments
a request was sent to United States Dis
trict Attorney MncFarlane. asking If Sat
urday, March 10, would suit him ns a con
venient date to have thu hearing take place
and upon his reply in the nillrmatlve. Com
missioner Shields set down Hie ease for
that day at 11 o'clock. Ho then added that
he would hold .Mr. Dana on his own u-cog-nlzanci
and Mr. Dana left lhu ollice with
The Stale Has n Comforlalilo It. dance of a
Million or So on Hand.
Topeka, Kos., March R. (Special.! Thu
report of State Treasurer Atherton for the
month of February shows that Iho cash
balances on hand In the stato treasury
amount to JU0I,ISC53. The total receipts
during the month were $723,iS!i.Gi.
Tho receipts In thu genrral revenue fund
amounting to fll5.312.-t5. were as follows:
From stato taxes, jWfiH,til; earnings or
thu statu penitentiary, (5,171.79; earnings
of silk station. S:i.",7.M; bank commis
sioner's fees, (313; auditor of Mate's ices,
fjs.30: secretary of slate's fees, (r.iJ.SJ.
Disbursements during the month amount
ed to glKl.inis.iV, as follows: Ueneral reve
nue, $l,s3'J.7.",j Interest. Ca,W.U; current
university, (j,S!il.S7; . permanent tx-hool,
11,030; annual school, (l.l'n.W; normal
school, Interest, 3,U00; ngrlcultur.il college.
Ilonds for the permanent school fund
wero purchased fo the amount of r,2,33u.
An amount of J7W In bonds, was added to
thu agricultural college permanent fund.
Ilumls were paid off during the month as
follows: Permanent school, (i;s,;pj.7j; uni
versity permanent, (t,rjil.fl.l; normal school
permanent. C'.l'.'O: agricultural collegu de
partment, (11,11.C2; total, (J,(f.S;7.
Whoever has trle.1 Dr. Price's Raking
Powder Is certain to praise It. unco used
TO INVESTIGATE A SCANDAL,
Nihra.l..i Legislature Will Look Into the
Charges Against Warden llteiner
Omaha, Neb., March S. A special to the
ju- from Lincoln saysi The resolution for
an Investigation of the alleged rucliles
practiced at the stale penitentiary wero
adopted In thu house and senato us per
tho agreement reached at tha house cau
cus last nlghL , It was agreed that a reso
lution for an Investigation should be of
fered this morning. Tho resolution nog
Introduced by Crane, us follows:
"Whereas, Oravo charges have been and
are being made lu the press of the statu
against the warden, Hon. A. D. Re. mer,
and tha contractor. W. H. Dorgan, -barging
cruelty to convicts, attempted bribery
and mismanagement of thu penitentiary:
therefore, bo It
"Resolved, That a commltteo of five bo
appointed to Investigate said charges, with
power to send for persona and papers and
report the result of theb 1 ivestlgatlons to
the senate at as early a date as po.-sdile."
Two years ago the senato appointed a
commltteo to investigate charges of ex
treme cruelty upon the part of the attaches
of tho penitentiary toward the convicts,
but nothing csnia of 1L Convict Jones,
vlioe if libs of terrible unity In the
tieim. in. try vv ! - lb, pr- iiinln.irt '.i'io of
Hie triable. Went tl Colli, ,1 lllllfTl l.it
hhtht and to-day ,h-l.ir. 1 be had I een
paid by the penltinllaiy e(clils to leave
the state und Hint all be lull ra.d was
THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE,
Chairman sujcn 'tries) tushoii l.'c.iniuu) lu
the Last Congress Willi Ik Me
Washington, Mnrrli 8, Chairman 8nyr,
of the house appioprlnllons commlttrc, has
made n statement of the appropriation ot
the last congiess. He presented In the
alaletuetit tables showing appropriations
of three eongre"es ns follows: Fifty-first,
fl.fC5.CS0.lui; Uirty-sccond, H.tW.lWaWs
Mr, Sajers says: "The appropriations
made by the Fifty-third congress, Includ
ing permanent appropriations, show a re
duction of $"i),"iifi,M'! under the appropria
tions made by the Fifty-second congress
and fl..,3H,lts under those made by the
Mr. S.iyers, milking a comparison with
last J ear, shows a bet Increase uf 15,-77,-EM.
"The new public buildings authorized, In
cluding one lu Chicago to cost (l.iW.Wi,
will not exceed In cost (3,OIK),UOO, beyond
the sums appropriated therefor, while the
Flfty-llrst congress left to Its successors
more than (i,ii,(iuii to be appropriated for
public buildings which It authorized."
Thu salaried list of the government has
belli reduced by this eongiess mole than
tM persons, with annual compensation
amounting tn quliu three-quarters of a
million ot dollars.
A United states .Marshal Slnl.es Three Im
portant Al-lests lit I'oi-bes, Holt
Count , .Mo.
St. Joseph, Mo., Match S. United Slates
Marshal Smith and a force of deputies
made a laid to-night on the house of Jo
seph Trlbble, a short distance east of tin
town of Forbes, tblrti.en nlles north of
this city, and captured Joseph Trlbble, Kd
ward Frfohtirg, John Retnliart, all well
known and prominent residents of Forbes,
whom they brought to this city and locked
up. They ulsu captured a full set of coun
terfeiter's tools, Including moulds, dies
and nearly half a ptek of spurious silver
dollars. The dollars purport to be of the
lffihe of IMC, and are of such good quality
that It Is almost Impossible to ditect them
from the genuine. After being nrrested
Trlbble made u full confession and also
told who were thu coniederntes, who will
bo arrested to-mght. For some months
past thu counties north of this city have
been Hooded with spurious dollars and the
government's secret service had been un
able to locate the den. Last night Iteln
hnit and Trlbble were at Potest City and
passed a large amount of the stuff. They
became Intoxicated and while so passed an
Imperfect plcu which gave them away.
NEW KANSAS BOARD OF HEALTH
ft Organizes liy Llectlng lis President Or.
Raines of t'oiu urillii, and Or. Klrk-
Topeka, Kas., March S. (Special.) Tho
statu board of health met last night and
organized by electing Dr.Taylor K. Raines,
of Concordia, president, und Dr. T. Klrk
patrick, ot Westphalia, sucretary. Dr.
Raines is a homeopathlst, and Dr. Kirk
patrlck Is an nlopath. Dr. J. L. C.llbort.
of Topeka. was chosen state chemist.
The executive committee wus elected as
follows: Drs. N. M. Smith, of Washing
ton; T. K. Raines, ot Concordia, and M.
11. Ward, of Topeka.
Dr. A. Clifford, of Lawrence, nnd Dr. P.
D. St. John, of Wichita, were chosen as
delegates to the annual meeting of the
Public Health Association, tu Denver, In
The members of the board present nt tho
meeting were as follows: Taylor K Rallies,
Concordia; M. H. Ward, Toneka; John Mill
er, Minneapolis; A. Gilford, Liwicnee; 'N.
M. Smith, Washington; P. D. St. John,
Wichita; S. II. S. Wilson, Olathe, and C.
F. Menlnger, Topeka.
MR. CRAWFORD RETURNS,
Tin. Sedalla Merchant Alleged to Have Ab-
Bcoudcd Comes ltack lo See Ills
A i cusers.
Sedalla, Mo., March s. (Special.) W. A.
Crawford, the merchant who tailed for
tlS.UJU a few weeks ago, nnd who was re
feired to lu s nsatlonal telegrams sent out
from here ns a fugitive from Justice, io
turned to-day from a trip to Laredo, Mex
ico. Mr. Crawford was i.ccused of obtain
ing several thousand dollars' worth of
goods from John V. Farrell ,; Co.. ot
Chicago, by false representations. As soon
.is liu learned uf those reports bu startej tor
tiedalla to face his accusers, nnd ask Kir
an Investigation. Libel sulls are likely to
be Instituted against those who are re
sponsible for the alleged malicious, im
ports, HIS TURN WILLC0ME LATER.
(ioveruor .Moil III Is .Sot Vet Ready to
Naiuo flank Coiuml-slooer Orclilco
tbul'u mici cs-.ni.
Topeka, Kas., March S. (Special ) i;,iv
eruor Morrill denies the report that in- ha ,
decided upon a state bank coming -i,,u -to
succeed John Rrctdetuhal. He .. ,v ., i,,
has not yet reached that uppoliiun. nt ..n.i
appears In no hurry to reach It. Mi lln I n
thai has been quoted as saving he vv.ull
light In th courts to retain his position for
the full term, which docs not end i,,i ti,.
years yet, but It Is now believed about tb
stale house that hu will gracfullv rctuo
whenevoi.Css.iu govertlur nanii m his puc
cebtor. THEY'RE BRAVE AND PROUD.
Twelve Counties in Western Ivunsas Refuse
to At-iepl Aid Prion Hie Slnle,
Topeka, Kas., March S. (Special.) Ness
county has olllclally notllbd the board of
railroad commissioner.', that she will have
none of the aid seed voted to her by the
legislature. This Is the twelfth county to
refuse Its portion of the JlOU.OOa appropriat
ed. "The bravest and ptoudest sut of peo
ple on earth live out In Western Kansas"
wus the comment of Uoviinur .Morrill upon
lhu twelve iciuals which have been re
ceived. A sure compass for the voyage to good
housekeeping Is Dr. Price's HuKim- , nu-..
WOMN IHIINLD AT M:iAI,A.
.Mrs. lvriiut Probibly Fatally Injured by
rit-e Prom Oasollue,
Fedalli, Mo., March (.'.-(Special.) Mrs.
fieorgo Kraut, wife of a printer on the
Democrat, was frightfully and probably
family burned to-day ut her homo on Ohio
streut. Ill filling thu tunic of u gasoline
stove shu spllhd some of thu fluid upon
her dress, und an Instant later, when sho
applied a match In thu burner, her clothing
Ignited. Mrs. Iviuut rushed Into thu stmt
und tho wind tanned tho flumes, which
completely .nveloped her foim. William
Wilson and Oscar Ross wrapped their over
coats around the woman and extinguished
the names, but In doing so badly burned
their bauds. Twenty years ago .Mrs.
Kraut's mother win burned fo death ut
Ciirslcunu. lex., her clothing Igniting
while starting u lire with coal oil, nnd this
fact Is having a depressing effect upon tbo
daughter, us sho fears she, too, is doomed
to a like fate;
A DAIiliPK I'Olt TWO CANNON,
Cincinnati Receives it Itello of the JUttlo
or sau ,iai into in man.
Dallas, Tex., Match S. - Colonel Andrew J.
Houston, son of Ueneral Bam Houston,
will tills evening send by express to Mayor
Caldwell, of Cincinnati, the dagger which
General Santa Ana handed to his captors
at the battle of Sau Jacinto. l:t 1S3G. just
beforo this battle Ueneral Houston received
two brass slx-pounders us a present from
tho ladles ot Cincinnati and the cannon
were used for the llrst tlmo In this battle.
Colonel Houston has concluded to present
tho dagger to tho city of Cincinnati In
recognition ot tha aid that city rendered
tho causa of Texas independence )u jt.
iS.MtiUY. HUM), TIIAVHR & CO.,
KANM". Cur, Mo, Mnrrli , Ut
Temixritiite inttnU'j Vbumum, iC; rviir
Tu'd i' irr foo'i for t tc.M''itr 13 hi .ltr.
To-tiny wo have, our "Grand Kx
liiliitof !Sirinj4 Diuss Fnlirics." Nov
cr in tho history of our liiisinoss liava
we hail mi i-xliiliition that will com.
jiato favoralily with tho one which
wo will hold in our iJix'ss'inakinj;
Parlors (3 tit llnor) to-day.
I'ioiii thu Druss (ioodt stock wo
havo taken our most olpgant novel
tics and ehoieosl fabrics, and have
drajii'il them and festooned them
aliout in the most pleasing manner.
Tho Urcasniakine; Parlor h:n been
darkened and will he brilliantly
lighted by scores of incandescent
This evhibit will not bo only of
Dress Goods, but aKo Dress .Silks
the daintiest as well ns tho handsom
est weaves from tho world's leading
looms are to bo seen hero.
Our dressmaker. .Miss .McCain,
Mr-i. Devtcr, 3Iiss Underwood and
Misi Morgan all of whom havo but
recently returned from the Hast, will
give you any information you may
desire in regard to fabrics or fashions.
Wo will ask you to qlanco at win
dows Xos. .", and rt, Walnut streot
lloor, in which are somo of the most
elegant Spring Wraps for ladies and
Whatever you do to-day don't fail
to come to thu Opening. You'll miss
much if you stay away.
Latest Foreign Silks.
Taffeta P 1 i s s e,
,JJ black and colored,
-".sj!? small satin Pukin
il0j&L btrT " Crop on
large brocado on Ar
mtiro Laine ground;
very rieli for recep
tion gowns, $3.50 to
11 rodori Gros
d'l.ondres, black sat
in raised brocade on cross cord
ground, six combinations, Sl.fiO.
A new kind black ground, with
colored Pekiu stripe small iiguro
between stripes, !)Sc.
Shaded Gros d'l.ondres, changctblo
effects, on Hyadero Cord, eight com
llaitieuue Faconne Glace, a Cameo
Silk, with sprays and dots, for prom
enade, six combinations, SI. 50.
Pekiu Taffeta China, black sabled
stripo on pink and blue, for evening
wear; two combinations, 8 1.2.". to $:f.
Never had a more complete stock
of lil.ick Silks every stylish and
Peau de Soie, satin finish with in
visible liyadero Cord and diagonal
twill surface, use to -2.50.
Satin Luxor, satin on corded
ground, Oso to S2..10.
lilaek Satin limeade, 70c to -t.00.
I'.lack Silk P.roeade, 70c to 1.00.
lilaek Figured Taffeta, 75c to Obe.
iy. . The Dress Goodn
Mock contains ov
ery now kind this
means over a him.
ilrt-il sorts and this
assortment is a mar
The most exquis
ite kinds como in
but a single dress length.
Mohair Pebblo Crepons, 0 colors,
I inches, 1.2.1.
Figured Satin Striped Crepons, fl
color-, 17 inches, Sl.fo.
Mohair Crepons, with shadow fig
ure, .1 colors, -17 inches, $1.08.
.Mohair Crepons, ligures and llya
deip rai.-i-d cord, !) colors, 17 inches,
Gisiiioinlo Ctopon, largo dot, -1 col
ors, 17 inches, ;.50.
Do Kud.-ko Silk nnd Wool Bro
cade, on corded ground, a colors, 47
inchos, $'. :.'5,
Ulaek Silk Tissure, with colored
brocaded ligures, -3.0S,
Ulaek Silk F.scurial Grenadine,
nriisuv, iimn, tiiayi-u & co
AT -I:o0 THE GAVELS FELL.
Ilotb llnim s nf tin, Kims is l.i glslnturo .,t
ji.iirueit Mliboiit Hay at That
Topeka. Kas., .March t (Special.) At I
p. in. to-day a committee of the house and
senate waited upon thu governor and wan
informed that he had no further message.!
to send to either body. Ho .-vsked the com
mittee to convey to both bodies bis con
gratulatloils upon tho successful work of
tho n-ssloii and Its happy close. At ;)
tho gavels lu both homes fell to declare
the legislature adjourned and the tension
of ISM was over.
. 4iiM.il t'ltlf-ns' .i-ugue.
Lawrence, Kus., Starch S. (Special.) A
union meeting ot young- people's societies
of tho various churches lu Lawrence, last
night, organized a "Hood CltUenshlp
league." which will go Into politics on In
dependent lines for thu purpose of Inaugu
rating municipal reforms. The association
wus formed with the following ollleers:
Vice president, Itev. tl. I), ltoger: secretury,
K. P. itlchards; treasurer, II. I Raymond,
and a list of ovnmittees for perfecting tha