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For 40 Years
,-. The People's
.- Lends In
VOLUME XXXVII, NO. L75.
KANSAS CITY. MA 1K!1 1
J'llIC'H J-'IVK GKNTS.
r CW'fi'HWifiwl' w
The Entire Stock
1031 .MAIN ST.
MUST BE SOLD!
You are familiar with
their immense stock of
fine goods and plain
Deduct jj r-j per cent and
you have the price of any
article in the house.
$1 Buys a $1.50
;$6 Buys a $9.00 Clock.
10 Buys 815 Opera Glasses,
m Buys a $60 Watch.
$66 Buys a $100 Diamond.
R. W. HOCKER, Trustee.
Orders taken for Cards anil Invitations.
Watch and Jewelry Repairing.
si:vriM:i. isuakii tii
Armed Men Protect V. Paul's I'roin a
Tbre'-ilcncil Att.uk 1)V thu Poles.
Omaha, March 33. All night Ioiib a bat
talion ot police guarded St. Paul's Itom.in
Cithollc chtui.li to prevent another buttle
between factions of the Polish conBi edi
tion. A report had been circulated that the
I'oles of South Omaha were going to Shec
ly station to capture tin- chinch, and that
they would be assisted by some I'oles from
Council muffs and the utt.ickimc parly ot
xpstcrdns. Incitement ran high and the
follow era of Priest Kannlnskl Hocked to
the tlmrcli heavily armed with revolveis
nnd shctguns. Sentinels were fetation, d at
the rear of the church on the inside and
swore to hold possession of tho church as
longns the hod life enough In their bodies
to make a. resistance Hut the anticipated
attack did not materialize.
The men stationed In the church, as the
hours rolled by and no signs ot the at
tacking pans was seen, began feeling
moie cheerful and secuie, and frpciucnt
trip" were made 10 tho neighboring saloon.
As the spirits went down, so lose the con
fidence of the patty In possession that they
would bo able to cope successful! with
uns attacking party, and that they would
be able to leialn the ndvantngp which they
had been successful in holding jesterdny.
Mjrem p. King Is No Itcttcr.
Indianapolis, Ind.. March 13 Msron T).
Kin.?, the governor's .secietnrj, who was
In the riol at the house of reprc-entntlves
Manilas, Is no better to-day. Uurly this
morning he had a bid spell His phy.sleinn
was liurrledlv .summoned and applied le-sto-atlves,
and expressed the opinion that
the, faint resulted from the effects of med
ic!, ' "s. The doctor says the chief danger
of his patient will be In tho event of in
flammation llltl.'M bv 11 Mad Dog,
El fteno, O T , March 13. (Special ) One
of Mr McC'lure's children was seriously
bitten bv a mad dog this moinlng. The
safety of the hoy Is feared, but mail stones
will be applied
Jt is our business to make
this article a satisfactory
substitute for high priced
Creamery Butter. That
we succeed thousands of
housekeepers can testify.
To prevent deception we
print the words "Silver
Churn" on each wrapper
of the genuine goods.
Armour Packing (Jo,,
Kansas City, U. S. A.
llptiiliiuartir for Tt li plimin 1IMM).
JOllJS I.Ut'AV PA I.MS. --l,
F. M. DeBORD,
"SiYft.u,. WALL paper.
Paints, (ilass and Room Moulding.
JlKI-tlir. Walnut M., Kansas City, Mo
O. FL. STTJOKEY"
Plain uuil Pancy Printing of every
tlcbtrlptlou ut lowest price.
Jtu.liunn Caret fnmi 7Bu t S.J per l.noo,
715 CENTRAL ST.
Second iloor north Lve Itangc bullillng,
Telephone 8.UIU. lv.N.S I'H'V, MO.
NORMAN & ROBERTSON.
AND GUARANTEES Of TITLE.
T.Uohou. 2038. B Kill 8h Hi.
SURVEYS IN THE TERRITORY,
I'rnfpMnr Wntrntt, uf the (IriihiElr it itr
try, Pre mrlng l ttuu t.lnrs In the.
Washington, March 11. (Special) Pro
fessor Wolcoll, director of the geological
survc, Is mnkltig arrangements to begin
surveying In the Indian Territory. It Is
rxpeetPel to get pirtlos In tho Held by th
first ot next tuoiilh, nnd the work will be
ruhed as rapidly as possible.
There Is an available appropriation of
1W,U) for this purpose,
Surveying pirtlos nro to bo flltcil out nt
Kanas City nnd sent Into the flr-ld, making
a survey preparatory to nlloltlng linds to
the Indians nnd breiklng up trllnl rela
tions, and It Is proposed to iniko nnolher
appropriation nt the next session to com.
plete the work. It Is estimated that It will
take lw,0) to do this, and b making an
other appropriation nt the next psslon. the
work can In this way be completed about
as quickly as It tho entire amount had
been allowed bv the list congress. The
house, confeirecs held to their position by
way of keeping down the grand tut il ot
appropriations. It wns stated bv Profes
sor Woleott to-diy that the llrst work will
be to determine a base line to run near the
south side or the Indian country.
The next thing will be to run meridian
lines north through the country. Prom
these lines section lines will be run, divid
ing the countrs Into seel Ions, ready for al
lotment. At llrst, two turtles will be sent
out, and within a mouth possibly ten par
ties will be nt work, nnd by Jul, or possl
My by June, twent parties will bo assigned
to establishing section lines.
This will hasten the work along, nnil It Is
thought the Choctaw, (icek, Stmlnnlp and
pnrt ot tho Cherokee countries can be cov
ered this year,
Nearly thirty years ago the Chickasaw
country wns Kitrvesed, but It Is very dllll
cult now to find tn iny of the corner stones,
as they have been destroyed by time, nnd
In mans cases cattlemen and Indlms have
removed them purposely. It Is lipid by
some that th.it country should be resur
vcycil, but this Is a disputed question, and,
ns It Is not made clear In the law whnt was
Intended on this point, the, decision will be
left to congress. In the meantime the sur
p.v will bo curried on In tho other reserva
tions nnd completed.
The securing of funds for the survey Is
due to Senator Pl.itt, who said the llrst
thing to bo done In settling troubles In
that countrs- vv.is to survey the lands, and
thus make Is pnieiMo for congress to make
allotments or force Indians to take their
linds In several!, If thex do not icneh the
nnie point through negotiations with the
Senator Plitt Is much Interested In get
ting the work done, and Is urging Professor
Woleott to rush the vvoik bv wnv of get
ting ready for additional legislation In the
near future. ,
MINING THE OCEAN SANDS,
Gold llelng i:trnclpd With Profit mi the
Piiclllc Heath, Near San Prnnclsco.
San I'ranclscn, March 13. Gold mining
Is being carried on nlmost within the cor
porate limits ot San Pranclsco (in the
beach thieo miles south ot Cliff house, an
old sou ittcr has for yearn tolled with
shovel and pin, eking out a scants living
bv pxti acting gold fiom the deposits on
the shores bj- tho currents nnd tide s. TX
perlcnced miners have ficipuntly asset toil
that the entire co ist from Alaska to Cape
Horn Is full of lroe gold, but tit it success
ful amalgamation was the sole obstacle
to working It. Several weeks ago u newly
Invented amalgam. Uor was emplosed bs a
compans organized for the purpose, and,
as a result of lltteiu lias's Itbor, tluee
chunks of amalgam are now at the United
States mint, from which a value up fiom
51.000 to $1,200 Is expected to be developed.
Pour men are leuulred for each amalgam
ator A machine will run from twentv to
twenty-live tons of sand pn das , the net
piollt being (htlmated at 5J W pet ton. The
ocean shore, whcicver the Illicit sand ex
ists, Is now considered as good as any
quarts; mine, nnd camps are being estab
lished all along the beach,
METHODISTS IN SESSION.
Tiveiit-nvtentti Animal "Meeting or tho St.
Louis L'oufirinio .11. P. Pliilnll ill
West Plains, Mo, March 13 (Special)
The twenty-seventh annual session ot the
St. Louis Methodist Kplscopil confeience
convent d here to-das', the xenerable lilshop
Poster presiding. Over J 00 ministers were
present and otheis to arrive. The exercises
weie opened with the administration of the
sacraim nt The lilhhop made u ftw open
ing lemarks of an uieouiaging nature He
touched brlelly on the advamed condition
of everything conntited with the chinch
over the time when, sears ago, he rode 3H0
miles on horse link to leach louferente.
The annual meetings of the ilcaconcss-ts
and missionary societies were held during
the afternoon and evening, the latter ad
diessed bs A. 1!. Leon.ud, l). I), of Xew
Yoik. The people ot West Plains have
thrown open their houses to the members
and all are comfortably situated The had
also treated the new cliun h to elegant new
seats, cupel, paper ami pilnt, making It
,i most desirable place for the conleience
Cmerncir llnrrill It. duces seMeim "f
'I wenls-two Convicts.
Topekn, Mnich 13 (Special) To-day
Governor Morrill Issued thirty-two com
mutations ot sentences for i onvicts now
confined in the Kansas state penitentiary.
Of these twouts weie but the usual le
iluctlou of time for good behavior ot the
lemnlnlug, one was In tho c,io of Jefferson
Slew ail, a white mm, who shot and killed
William Kfltpy, a colon man, in tli.ihaui
county in l&SS lie was lound guilty of mur
der In Urn second de'ie and sentenced to
twelve je.u.s In pilsou, The governor com
mutes his senteiioo to seven scnis and tl
months, which liberates him nt once. Theio
weie mitigating ciicumst.inces 111 tho
cilme It was committed In tho heat of a
counts' seat war and Ketley had provoked
his nssallant almost besoiuf eudui.inee. n.
W. Stew .lit, of (ir.iluuu lounty. who has
been woiklug for the lelease of the con
victed man, received tho proper papers
from tho governor In person mid was tho
happiest man In Topeka to-ilny,
Thn other commutation was 1n tho case
of Samuel 1.. Clemm, n well known rail
mad mill, in Northwest Kansas, who was
sentenced to two years for robbing tho
P.ulllc anil Ameilcau i:piess Companies
while station agent for the Itock Island ut
Norton Center nbout a S'ear ago, Tho
commutation releases him at once,
'ii.si.A's vvoi.i.siioi' iii)ic.M:i).
The Piiiihiiii Plei till l.in SutTcrx a (Ileal
l,o,s b I Ire.
Now York, March J Tho largo factory
building at Nos, 3J and 3". South Fifth ave
nue burned to-day, causing it loss of $100,.
Km, Jt was occupied on nit but tho top
floor by (Hills S. fleoghan, steam flttci
bupplles, and tho top Moor wns nseii as n.
manufactory and vvoikbhop by Nlroli Tes
l.i, tho electrician, Tho loss of dills A.
(ieoghan Is !u),im; of Tenia, JId.iWO, and of
the ovvneis of the, building, J3ii,m), The, de
struction of TVsla'b vvoikshop comes Just
when It was whlspeied In tho selentlllo
woild that the Inventor was on tho cvo ot
one of tho greatest of discoveries connected
with tho piolilem of Improving tho electtlo
light. It Is feaieil that disaster may lesult
In the phs'sleal collnpso of the gieat lu
venior. He has long been In n statu hoi
derlngon exhuustlon through ovurwoik. .Mr
'Pet-la Is tho condoning cleetilcul engineer
to the Niagara Power Company and to
many oilier Important concerns.
A M.)V I.AIIOli OIKI.ANIZA'l ION,
'I he Independent Order K, of I.. In u I'lour
Plttsbure, Pa., March 13. General Master
Woikman V, If, Wilson, of tho Independ
ent Order Knights of Labor, who Is In the
clt', Is er- tnthuslastla over the pros,
poets of the order. Ho sa's (hat originally
the Knights ot Labor had a iiiembei.slili
of 73,uOO, und that fully two-thirds at ihee
have joined the pew' oigantiatlou. Tho
onls' dlstilcts of uny consequence remain,
lng trim to the old order nro locals In St.
Lould, New Yoik und llrooklsn. Tho first
geneial uissembly of the new- Kulghtb of
Labor will be held In Washington. I). f'
in January, n. At that time it will likely
be decided to establish national hiadituar
teit In this city. He also slates that the
proposed action to get poxsceslon of the
property of thu old outer Is in the hands
of attorneys and nothing will be done in
the (natter for a year at least.
i in: t'Ntii:n sr.ut.s is P(nvt:m,r.,s
it PitorixT l iiitPitiM.its.
ONE EFFECT OF STATE'S RIGHTS
(mvi:it.NMi:.Nr i.iaiili: to up. in.
MHAI.IM.N )Alt Al ANY 11)11:.
CRANKY GOVERNOR MIGHT DO IT
P.lTi: OP TUP. NATION MAY llf.t'PM)
Pl'ON A CIIIPP OP I'OI.IUi:.
I be Wal.cnbiircnud Netv Orleans Inrblents
llnvp Itrriilled n I'rriill irllyot I'nlti'd
Stairs Laws In llegard to tho
Mntcs-.Clpvplattil .Mns It. c-
ouimi ml t egl.l itioii.
Washington, JIareh 13 With two such
Incidents as the Now Orleans and Wnlcn
btirg, Col., troubles fnclng tl.pm nnd Mi;h
nrtalrs ns the liock Creek Springs nn
tacre of Chinese and the killing of the
Italians In New Orients in the background,
the state department oiilclals make no se
cret of their npprehcnslon that the United
Slates Is destined to hive serious dllllculty
in maintaining Its treaty relations with for
eign nations unless congress comes to tho
rescue. As It stands now, owing to tho
limitations placed upon tho exercise of the
federal power by statute, tho government
finds Itbolf powerless to protect foreign
citizens whom the United States Is under
solemn treaty obligations to protect.
I'nder our peculiar conditions, the m
tlonnl government can only look to the
state to extend protection and If this Is
denied, or the measuie of protection Is
inadequate, it can not interfere. Mean
while, the slate Itself Is wholly free from
any responsibility to the foreign powers
with which the United States has entared
Into treaty relations, nnd the powers are
prohibited from even remonstrating with
tho offending slate government: they can
look for redress only to (ho helpless na
tional government So it is within the
power ot ans' enatlc governor, or weak
mas or, or even an incompetent chief of
police In any cltv, to force an Isne that
can ho decided only by war and the fate
of the whole nation mas' depend on the
conduct of such oiilclals. This matter was
brought to the nttentlon of congress by
Pieshlent IIarrin at the Instance or the
late Secretary Illalne ntter the adjustment
of the trouble that threatened war with
Italy ns the result of the killing of the
Italians In Now Orleans, but no action was
taken to carry out the .suggestion, prob
ably owing to the fact that the necessary
legislation might he regarded as an In
fringement upon the old states right
thcors. It Is vers' piobible, however, that
Piesidint Cleveland will feel obliged to
again call attention to the subject at the
meeting of the next congiess and point out
how In the absence of such leglslitlon he
Is obligf-d to appeal to eongies to pav out
ot the nionej- raised bs- the whole people
laige sums for Indemnity for outrages
committed y a dlsoideily eh incut In one
small place. Just what shape the proposed
legislation will take cannot be now defined
but the ptev ailing Idea will be to mike it
tho business of the 1'nltcd States courts
In all parts of the country to protect for
eigners In the United States llrst, through
the court deputies nnd, If that Is not suf
ficient, then through the troops of the na
tional government and tn do this without
delav In all cases. This would icqulre an
amendment to the possse comlt.itus law,
passed with the express purpose to pre
vent the use of troops nt elections, but
pi oven to be ot much wider scope than
was intended and would otheivvlo harm
the sensibilities of the strict construction
ists of the states tights theory, but, ns be
tween this and the ever present danger of
be coming lnvolvid In a foreign war with
out len-onnblc or Just cause, it Is bjlcved
that congress will not hesitate to dec Ian
for the laWj
SPANISH CRUISER LOST AT SEA.
1 he Ki In l l.egeiile llellev.'d to Have Poun
lliieil III ll Oalo Willi All nil Hoard.
(Mil altar, March 13 Tho Spanish cruiser
Ittlii.t Ilegento Is believed to havo foun
ileicd off tho coast of Morocco during a
recent gale. Sho had a clew of Kj olllcer.s
and men Pieces of olio of her boats and
seiiiaphoici Hags mo icporled to havo been
picked up nlong near (Vutl t nnd Tarlfa.
Tho lti'ln.i l'egento had Just conveyed
tho letuinlng Mooilsh inlsslou to Tan
gier). She left that port on March 10 fin
Cull, and had not slnco been heard of.
Thu absence, of news tiom her Is musing
thu gnatest aiixli ty. und It Is believed
that Sim has b'eu lost with all hands
Tho ciulsei Isla do Lui n, of tho Span
sh llcut. sailed tn-duy Hoin Aiglets 111
search of thu missing eiulser.
Tho llclnii Itegelito is n hteel piote-cted
eiulser. uii'l wns i onipleteil In IviT. Her
dimensions mu: Length, 3.'0 feet, beam,
,VI feet T Inclies: draught, M) feit. She Is
ot I ""'I tons displace incut, llJXN) horse
iiowi'f, nnd her speed Is .6 knots, llei
iuiiiii uimament consists of four 1U" inch
guns, unci on each side torvvurd of the
supcrstiucituio und one on each side it ft :
six 17.1 Inch guns mounted lit bioadsldc
Sho haH mi nitxlllniy batltry of fyuiieen
i.iptd 111 lug und luncliluo guns, und has
live torpedo tube's. Her piotceted dick Is
I J Inchch thick on tho slope, her conning
tower Is 6 Inches thick, nnd her heavy gun
shield S Inches thick. Shu has u coal ca
pacity of l.l'iO tons ..
Sho was olio of tho thre'ei fipanlsh war
ships that took pail lu tin, Kie.it Colum
bian naval p.iiadu lu New "iork harbor In
tho spilug of " tho other two having
been thu Kuevu Hspau.i mid Iiiluuta Vsa.
THE FAM0USJ1ILLM0N CASE,
Dlldi'iu-e ill the fourth .lury Trill All lu-.
ArgiuncutH Will Cnu.iiiue it
Topeka, March U (Special.) The defend
ants' attorni'S8 uiinounced to-day that
they had lliilslnd Introducing evidence In
the famous Illllmou Insurance caso and at
j) o'clock to-mortovv morning the court will
announce bomo rules governing the ar
guments et ,to ba mode, .More than sixty
clays havo been consumed in taking testl,
luony In this rcmuikablo case und It Is
probable that a week longer will bu ie.
uulrrd to complete the nigument. This is
Ihe tourlh July til.il of the case, the liti
gation commencing In 1S7SI, at which time
the Insuiuiicu claimed upon Hlllmon's life
amounted to but J3.tW, but which now, by
adding legal ihurges. Is many thousands
more. In former trials the jury hung twice
mid in oiin thu plaintiff lecelved Judgment
for the full amount claimed.
Another ItlUitrel In Kuiii,at,,
Lawience. Kus.. March U (Special.) A
bllzard ttruck Lawrence about noon to
day und u biting uorth wind, accompanied
by snow and sleet, lias continued tlnce.
The thermometer has fallen to zero.
Salliia. Kd9., March 13.-(Spcclal.) Thick
falling snow, blown nlong bv a oil 1 Mnt-pti
wind from Hip north, pniiliiicl n Idlyrird
ln-dl that enu-eil much sulfrrlliK lilt'
tetiipefntiii tonight Is tow. with two
In iies of snow on the nrnmid , ,
Junction itv, Ka , .turch 11 -(Hprchl )
The 0rl7?le ot iiM night niimd into snow
this mornlne All dnv n rnld storm, wnh
n strong wind from the northeast has bun
hli'ivlng At ll o'clock the tcmpeintine l
AN OFFICE FOR ANOTHER TEXAN
t'olniiil Mifrtl to Ite t Icrli li (iilnml
tlurli lUlguie When He (Ills In
Washington. March 13. (Rperlal ) It de
velops that Colonel Wlllliim fl. Sterfeit, of
Texas, who has for some lime been the
Washington correspondent ot the Galveston
News, h to In taken Into the Texns crowd
running the fee business of the court In
the Indian country.
The News this evening mentions the con
templated conlinii itlou of the T.xos laid
on the Indian country ns follow.
"The fact 1ms Just become public In a
setnl-olllclal i.as that cvllepic-entutlvp
Kllgoie, or Texas, has been slat, d by the
pri'sldeiil ror one or tho newly created In
ill in Territory ciicult Judgeships, ami that
the appointment will be announced linnie
dlntcly upon his teliirn to the city Mr.
Kllgoie w is an applicant for the position
ot minister to Mi xlco, and wm mentioned
at the time nf Mr. Grnj's death ns his pos
"Although a Hwser by profession, Mr.
Kllgure has never hail Judicial ext rlence
xeept ns u Justice of the ppice. The po
sition to which the ex-member will be ap
pointed Is eh pendent upon ilte and good
behavior' The s ilar.v Is JI.Di-l pel 'car.
The statement Is also made on excellent nii
thorlt.v that Mr Kllgure has felected ns his
clerk Colonel William (.. Sterrett, Ihe popu
lar nnd xv i II known correspondent. It Is
slid that while the salary of the Judge Is
purelv a nominal one, the pciqulsiio and
lees attached to the clerk's ollb e searlv
iimount to the comfortable sum ot between
J.-fl.CXi nnd fio.oeu It Is understood tint
Colonel Sterrett will accept the position.
One Judge for the Indian Ti rritory vet
letinlns to be selected. This Ins generally
been conceded to ex-I!eprcsentatlve Spring
er, ot Illinois, but It Is unileisioiid tint
Mr. Springer's preferences are largelv lu
mvor or i position on the court or claims
bench. This ncuncv, by retliement, will
not occur ror Tour or live months."
MARTIN WILL DEAL OUT PIE.
i lie I'.vSi n itur Witt srr t ,,, mil,, iln
Kalis ,s Tor u '1 lino ill I e 1st
Washington, Match 13 (Speilil) An of
ficial ut the postolllco department "aid lo
da that It had been decided that ex-Sen-ator
.Martin should be letalned as purveyor
nnd ltferee of the olllces of that depart
ment In Kansas as long n. Postmaster
Gctietal lilsscll remains In ufllee. How mat.
ters lu Kansas will be disposed of under the
Incoming postmnsur geneial Is not known.
Mr. .Martin will call ut the ileinitment lu
a dny or two to secure certain ippolnt
inetits. Thetij has been something of n
tussle for postmaster nt Stnffoid, und -Mi.
Martin will lecommend A. Watklns for the
olllee and Insist upon his appointment.
It Is time, also, lor nn appointment at
llaNteul, and It has been decided to give
that pi ii e to Colonel Todd, This recom
mendation will be made at oiue In con
nection with the pnslolllip ieniov.il ques
tion nt llellevllle, theic Is also a light for
the nppoliitnu nt o( postm.itei It seems
tint the candidates have been sccurlng
their Indorsement largcl' on the Issue of
postolllco location. Mr. .Martin has con
cluded to leconiinend John Mcl.auis for
the appointment, which means that th
postotltie will lcuialu vvlicie It Is now lo
cated. Pot the appointment at Glrard, Mr. M ir
tln will name Mr. Criisbcnberrv , notwith
standing Colonel Phillips wants it viv
baclls. As tin colonel has a biotlici In r
on the sen. ite pas roll. .Mr. Martin came to
the conclusion that he had done enough
tor the family, and Indorsed, Prnsenberrs.
MORE WARSHIPS FOR CUBA.
sp intsli Cini ruin, nt HI lucre tse Its Navs
lu the Waters or I hat Inland.
Washington Mai, li 13 Tho gov eminent
of Spain Iris been consldeilng the nlv Ni
hility ot Inipasing its naval repns,,ntii
tlnn lu the w it. is or Cub i The presence
of more vi ssi Is ot wai lu that loi ilits Is
desired In order that the goveriinniit mav
tho moie ifTictualh it tul piomptlv Int. i -eept
llllhusti ilug xpi ditlntis that so ofii n
tint'. Men the pi .11 e ol the Island, und ill
assisting hi putting down revolutions ih.it
iillse The uiithorttv tor llm abovi s,n,..
meiit Is Mi .Muiaguu tile Spanish mlius
ler to the United States, and It was mule
lu connection with the repnit coming tiom
Clhrult.n ol the loss ii) tho Kpinlsh i nil
sei ici'lno, Itpgeiitc The iiiIiiIsiit suggi sts
tli.it the vessil it poind to be lost was
posslbls one ol those tint the government
had onieied, or w.is nbout to otdei. to
Culm, but wliethei it was not one' of them
Im did not know positively 'Ihe Itelua I'.e
geilte, Ihe lllllllstel -.ll., was used 111
linnpoiting Iroops ami munitions of w.ir
between Cull, Spun, nnd Ihe All Icon
pints of Tmigleis, Kin i and Mellll i She
was ennliloiii one of the best ships lu
the SpuiHli navs.
THAT JUSTICE SCOTT TELEGRAM
A li tllslblo l.vpl in ill.it) lis to W b It Was
s, nl Hi ep l'nlltli.,1 Plot.
Guthrie, O. T., M irch 13 -(Special ) The
dlspiltli In the Joiirn il from Washington
telatlve to the telegram, asking that Judge
Scott be rc-talm d, sign .1 bs Stn.itors lit
cr. Hiker, Piouty ami Orner, und Itepre
sentallves Hanns ami Greet, his ensiled
consldeialelo discussion und couimcut heie
to-dav. Nobody here taki s any stOLk in
tho thcors of tho signatures being u fin
gers, and In the denial mntlo li' the m-ii-ator.s
In the legist ituie It was uoth cable
thut the point they m ule w is that ihey
hid oillcially slgm d no telegram to ihe de
li irttnent, but not one denied having iiu
t hurlml the attachment of his nunc to
a telegram to a certain member of con
gress it Is mote than llki'ly, however,
that the movement on the part ot these
gentlemen was political. They ore zealous
workers for the good of the Republican
pirty, and knowing well that Judge Scott's
actions during the past scar ciiik-iI the
loss to the Democrats of the three s-trong-est
Deinociatle counties in the teirltoiy,
they probably felt that Ills retention would
silll further advance the iiitcre-ts of tho
Hepubllcan party und acted accordlngl).
DODGE CITY RECEIVERSHIP.
Numerous Applicants for Ihe li in. Minln
Viii.hiI lej llm Death or (..'orge
Washington, March 11. (Special.) The
death of George Christ, receiver of the
land olllce at Dodge lit, has pieelpitated
a fight for Hie place that Is attracting eon.
sldciahle attention. I'oi some ilass the
commissioner of the general land olllce
has been receiving fiom ten to twenty
messages per elav about the matter. They
coino fiom applicants nnd tlnlr friends
who are Interrsteel In having some one an
pointed. Anion," those prominent In seek,
lng the olllce are 11 M. Hoover, of Dodgo
lity: A It Iteenii., of Johnson Cits ! It. M.
Lawrence, of Gunl.it I'ltj; C. P DilTeu
hack, of Gnsit lleiitl The nppoliitmeiu Is
llkcls to be made In a veiy few dass.
THREE MeTbURNED TO A CRISP
i'enllile ISenills I rum the lluruliig ut n
Hotel in lil Mrglnl Pour
Dili, is Hurl,
larfons, W Vo March 13. At Mackej-.
vllle, six mile's north ot here, a dW.i8t.ou.
flro occurred this niorning ut 1 o'clock in
the lobby of the hotel, Kugeiiu S, Isslon,
Homer Cottlett and 'Squire Corley weie
buini'il to a" umrco,;iilz.ible inass, ynd
Jucoh Cotner, Wil lam Wilson, J, K, Will
iams und James J; nkln were .severely If
not fat ill Injur '.1 1 Ifteen persons c,
c.ip-'d by Jumping from vvlndows. The
dead are tingle nn-u Hotel and store arc
u totul lo. muouiillng to about JI.Ocji), und
An l.lccttoii It'll ProtnUeil Tuiliy,
Jefferson Cll-. Mo., March 13.-(Spcei.il.)
Au luoftecllvc nnd tntliely fruitless con
feiencu of stvciul Dcniocrutio senatois
convened ut 1 p. m.. mi.l weie still in sej.
slou at 1 p. m. tq-elay, talking election
measures. As usual, there was no result,
but to-night Interested parties eumo for
ward with the promise of a bill to-morrow.
ONLY RUINS LEFT.
wo i.Mtoi: itisisiss imt'srs no
down 1 1 1 : i out: nit: i i.vmi s.
QUICK WORK OF DESTRUCTION,
WISIKIIN NP.WsPAPPIt t NIOV IS O.N'l:
op -hip. in: v i.i)si;us.
ITS PLANT COMPLETELY RUINED
I'.NISLISH SI I'I'I.V AND I'MIINP, COM
PAN) Al.so llllli.M.II OUI',
Hip Plre Mitilcil 111 ttii' llillldlng Ocrll-
plcil bv thee latter i eenip iltv 'I be
lotlll lit Will lie Allllii't
I line Ifiiiielreil llteiil
The biilldlrgs octtplctl by the Western
Newspiper Union nnil the (Ileal Western
Tspe I'oiindrs', at No. lea lltoidvvas-, and
the Ungllih Supply nnd Ihiglne Company,
at No. 110 West Iltlh street, were complete
ly dcstioy.sl, together with their contents,
by lire, Inst night. The lire ntnrtcd In the
fourth tloor of the Ungllsh Supply and Ln-
Bine Company nt 5 10 o'clock in I spr. ad so
i.iplllv that within twenty minutes the en
tile building was 111 llatnes The (In spresid
treiui the nar of the UniilMi Supply and
Unglne Company's building to that oc
euplnl by the Westi'in Newspapei Union
and the tspe foundry, on liroadway. and It
was onlv a few minutes until lh.it building
was completely wrapped In llami's. The
Unglish Supply and Unglne Coinpnnv'a
building went like tinder, and the wails
were tailing within three-quarters ot an
hour attei tho lire department ai rived on
the scene. Nothing but n few otlleet e Itects
could be saved from either building. The
lire department Itself lost nbout sixty ttir
pmllns In the llames w'lille tiylng lo save
home- of tlie propei ty of the Western News,
paper Union. The total loss caused by the
flic Is about RW.oon, falily well covered bs
insmance. of this amount, tile Western
Newspiper Union and type foundry con
cern last nbout r.,eK. Tho loss on the
stoil; ot the Unglish Supply nnd Untitle
Compiny was about 5n.0u0, nnd thai on the
building, owned by the Coafes estate, was
about tV.,i). The building occupied by the
Wisieiu Newspaper Union and Great West
ern Tspe Uouudry wa3 built bs W. A.
Hunker, P. 1" Pierce mid Ilarnhait llros.
at a cost ot f3'". A. 15, Hunkei Is tr.ivel-
- . ,, CI.-, lal.wnl
lug auditor ot inn concern, i.u i n . e . ,,.
mnnngcr of the newspiper pan or the es-
tnhllshintmt, and U, L. I'lcne is manage i of
Hie tspe foundry.
There are nine other similar establish
ments owned by the s line syndicate In illf
ferent p.uts of the count!'. The local
house supplied !' newspapers, and will
continue lllllng Us onleis by sending thorn
to Omaha nnil WluIk'M, Las.
I Irsl Warning of Hue liie.
It was just about 5:10 o'clock wlnn a sheet
of llaini. burnt through the windows or ,1
room in the naitheast cornel or the build
ing occupied by tins l.HBllsli Supply ami
IhiKlne Cominuy. Someone ruliptl Into the
roinpan ' olllce, which flouted on liflh
stieet, nnd shouted to Messis. Thouns and
C. ll Ungli.h that the btilltllng was on lire
An nl.nm was at ouco turned In ov-r the
olllce telephone, and nil emploe was ells,
pate lied to No. ii engine houte, about two
blocks distant on lifth street, to make
sure that the nl.uin wns promptly ncelvvd.
In the building at the tiino weie only n
few employes', all of whom were on Ihe
Hist iloor. Mr. Hall, who founerly traveled
foi ihe llrm, was siandlng In tin? eluorwny
of tin- Metropolitan liott I, when lu .hance,i
lo p smiiko Issuing from the corner ot the
!:ii-llsh Supply Comp'inj'H building, lie
hurieel to tui n lu nn alarm, and thm ian
lo ihe scene of tho tiro, mid assisted in the
removal of some of Ihe olllce effe-cts I j the
Uinpuc lion work, across the street In
Ihe minutes tho entire uppe'r part ot the
building was in (lames, und It was soon
seen IliU It was doomed. Tho lire dp
pirtnii'iit appeaie'd a lit t lo slow lu starling
up Its engines, find (he water picssuro was
weak The llames soon swept thiough the
emtio building, making (heir wn down,
w.ud by u fnight elevator shaH In the
lear. In lltteen minutes tho entlio build
pig was burning, mid the intense jicat had
Ignlteel tlio Western Newspaper I'nion's
building, It looked for a time like the
latter building would bo saved ami firemen
stictcheil tarpaulins over picsses ami other
effects In the building to prevent them fiom
being damaged by water. Several stteams
were brought to hear on the building but
they appeared to be ot little use, until tho
i X ''JW ) N W'
i ii. In. s were In ie ltv tliil time Ihe
walls of ihe tnillcllnir that was llrt allre h id
Ie i nn to fill mid thn i.iu.rl ,t fr. "h mu
liulst of ll itue, vvhli h wns ! I bv a mn
relit of air thmii(th the south wind of the
lievvpiprr building, und nil mthu It w is
pi edllv in a 'pilling fiiniicp 'Ili fi 'lit
wall of ihp engine niitl supply eempanv
building fell, nfler iHirllons of (he si Ie
and reir walls hail ciiimhlrd nwii, und It
liinibled with n mighty crash Into tilth
street, e'ovptliig the cable tracks and stteet
almost to the sidewalk on the Opposite Mile,
just nn If It hud bcru pushed out bv- some
great farce Instead of merely filling
The other walls fell iwnv pleeeineiil tin 1 11
soon there wns nothing sinndlnK but fr.tit
ments. 'ibove which the northwest i orner,
where Hip lire started, lowered blither thin
the rest. The front mitt pur walls of llm
Wi stern Newspaper Union's building also
fell, leaving the side walls stindltig,
sin ,11 limuigi' lo other Itiilblliigs,
Llltle damage was done to other liullil
Infrs In the vleinltv or those ib'troved
Aero's Ihe strep! Horn Ihe Unsllsh Supply
and Ihiglni' Compnny, on lifth street, the
fronts of cciul llltle one stor.v bulltlltigs
were scorched and windows were cracked
and btokeii. Among those who surfe'red
noniln il los wire' The Umpire' Iron
works Nos 417-Pl West lifth stre'et,
ln; ,1 U. Sutton, carpenter shop No. 121
West lirth stieet, $2il loss; Mrs A V
Minor, elresstu.iker, Nos. iol.fi West lifth
"treei, $20 loss: James Murrav, No 10) West
Plfth street and No. In! Ilroodtv.iv, sllirht
los lev broken glass, G Selgel's soie, No
W West Plfth street, small loss by smoke
and broken glass, John 11. Ashcr.ift. Inr
l,oi. No lis West riflli stri'Pt. J10 loss.
The building nt No 120 U'pst lifth strei't
had a nan my escape from flic. A corner
of the loot enuglit but was qulckls e'ttlii-gnls-hcd
ind wati'r was kept pltslni: on It
nfteiward until It was out of danger. M
Hofmiun. the wholesale liquoi denier, had
nil) ban. Is of whisky siond in the lower
pan of the building Mrs. Dora I )e Witt oc.
eupli.I the upper put t-ot the building. All
her riiinltuie was moved out into tin
stieet. but wns Milisi-qui ntly moved b.ie k
when the bull. ling wns out of ehinge r.
The big Hi,, original! d lu a room m tin
fouiili flooi or Hie Unglish Stipplj, ami Un
glne Compunv's building, while the , om
pany stoied Its catalogues and other prlnt
i'd mat. ilals. The Hue fiom the ruinate In
the li.isein.nt ran near It, The exact cause
of the fir. is unknown.
Illtllt In lilt. Late Ciiloiicl en,...
The liiitldlng occupied bv the Uiigllsli
Supply and Unglne Company, located at
llu West lirth sired, was elected In nut
by the late Colonel Keise Coutes and Is
still owend by the Coafes esiute, It was a
four story building with basement, 7isl5.j
feet III sUe, uml cost ut the time uf erec
tion '(m.uuii Mi J, L Coales stated last
evening that until the polleli's weie
lefeiied lo It was Impossible' to give the In.
mu .line exact'., but the custom had ,il
wuis been for the piopert lo be kepi vv.il
Insured .mil ii was so ut the time of the
lire. Ihe lusuiatue was wiliien bs Simp
son .. (iniVes. '
Mr. I'o.ues was veiy much surprised ov. i
thu rail that the walls ol ihe building l. II
so baellv. Tile Weie elf thee .'Ilstunuil
llllt kilt -s and Wile exp.'ctttl lo be able In
cans tie weight of the stock of goods ilial
might be kept iheie. The Hie burned so
ll.'lcils that at the time th.r lluois fell the
wind i.iiiled tin walls down with them,
Ihe building was on uplt ,1 loi iiianv leuis
bs ihe miiiIi linker Alniiuf leiuilng Compa
ns .in.l Hie Gialiun Papei Companv, Inn
I..,, tic ,, ikt tie,.,. ,. ........ ,,.,,.,. ,.
' . ". ,,..., iioiitiin cut- I.IIKIIS1I
luinpiiiS hail oeiiipled the entile bulldlut.
It cai i it'll a x. i j heavy slock, valued at
.'ii,n, aceoriiiiig iii i ii,. mail-mint ot Mr
T I'. I.ugllsh lt evening. Tin- stu. k t e.n
bisted principally of engin. s ami built r
.iml .nglneiilng supplies. The llrm al-o
eiiilttl a veiy he.ivs slock of billing ni.
also was lu ih.irge uf nuns Hum unl ol
dnllais wen Hi ol goods on i onslgiuni in
Ml. Unglish state'd that Hie iiimti.iiiv h i I
-ibuiit as much liiMii-iuce as II w-II li,
i-iirli-il. ihe iiile li nl been nbseivtcl 1 1 -nn
tin- Hist. Tin- i tiinpany liad about Sl,,tm
Instil aiie e on Its own goods There was in
the building on i ousUniiu nt -il tin unit
lit Ihe Ill'' gOOtls fliilll the Uriel cits ihiglue
ind Hull, i Ciimii.inv, on which Iheie was a
ppii.ll pilllc) in v). a lot ol goods fiom
ihe llostou Ht-liing Couipauv , on whlth
then- was anotlu r sp. , i.,1 polity tup .' ',im
uii't .1 stink of goo'la owiit t bv tin- lew 1 11
(lilting Ctimp-iii, nn whn h linn was also
a ,-i'i'iiil polii, Inn he was u.u t.-iiiin as
to til. t'X-i- t auitiuiit.
Mi Unglish stated Hi it the rapidity with
which the lire binned was riightrul mu!
lint vva the w ills i ime tumbling down w is
1. 1 1 its nn; lo all He was teitaln th it with
leu mlnui.'s mult' lime thev iuiiiii
havo savtil fulls Ho.'"") worth of h. Iilng
llllt was Molt I till Ule Hist Hutil The
lilt i. .Tiiiinti, - c ,-, tur .iiu nut ,eii .ivvas
Ut tile- time-, but With tilt' llkblsl.ini e ol
llio'-o vuo e nut tic ,iiti ,u im, iiiey llllll
uged to sive 'iiiiio hundiiils ot ilitll.iit.'
i, ... . 1. ,.f .!. irlj 'I'll. 11 ll... ..... .,, .,. .
..men tit .it. ...-,- . ,'- -.tet, Ktee -ill un
hooks .iii1 ni oi Is iiilu the vault and locked
it uiitl appan-iiil last .'Veiling It hail vvlth-i-teiO'l
the Hie tuiti sived tint cnutmis
Waiei w is pour, il onto the vault for sev -eral
hours last evening.
ICiplil Weill. e.( llu, i,,,,
.l.n fir.. '.,.,, . p..,.,tl L,nrl..1 li. ,1.- .
.tic enj ,,,,'....,,. ) ".,.,..,. ,ii ,iie, small
room on tin top floor alougslile the ele
vator Ml lit, In Willi h vv-as sioieil (he Sir-
,iis biu..uci,.j .-.'. ,-.,,,,-. iimni'i- ut-IOUg.
ng to the llrm It wn Hun! the llimfs
W.ie when found, -in 1 the appealed in the
loor und lu tin- eh valor shaft nbout the
same time The loof was co ifed heavlls
with tar mid that male ihe Haines spie.id
with fiighttul lurs "1 hivei no i,i. .
ao to wliat sl.irtetl tho fire,"
said Mr. Unglish list evening, us he gazed
at tho ruins, "Then' was nothing wh never
in cue- (t.cjit. ui c. .,,cc, -ii9i. u.u illume ami
i.i.i .. ...1 I.,,, iLtii-i t.f ,i,ii ii. ,.. ,.. -
I ll'. C ,n .,- Mi' ,,, ..,( ,,,L ,,1-illlj ,, Hill,
pail of the building At the time the lire
was dlscoveicd I was picking out somo lit
IIK IC a e-u-.e..ii.-. uiv juuni; mull VV HO
II ec. inn li. !!! ,.,,,,h ,c puilie'VV uat
earllei than was usual. Tho other man lu
tho place was In the back part of the
house tilling mi order for some belting.
He came iiiniilug to me ami shouted that
tho building was on lite. I turned In an
iuiiiii ...it, cut; ,t,i,iii, iiiuii mil eel en. e-ll
Kino house on llliitf stieet and called the
department and they lopondcd very
luuuiiici? uitii eve-iti iiuu cue- liuiiciiiic; i,,iug
tarpaulins to protect the goods. Tho flro
roaicd up and down, the elevator shaft and
li.MI.RV, IJItvl), TltAYI-R & CO.,
si ii pssoits ri
Uai CiTr. Mo, March II, PDi
7-"ap",t!"' "-i''iil.i Iflntntim, 11; mar
Tifdtiu lev lv, fir tht UMthtr to be tnUUrj
Dress Goods mack.
At no other period during tlio
sprnifj will thu lil.tck Good3 Dept.
bu so thoroughly cotnpleto rta nt
Our foreign and domestic pur
cliasus haw been recetvud and wo
arc now exliibitin-' the newest and
must fashionable fabrics.
A few quotations to direct your
A few of the newest weaves in all
wool and silk- and wool.
Sen Wave, It Inches Jl 27, to J4.50
Hock, If, Inches Jl."-. to j.-.ou
i'rioolliie, 10 lei 10 Inches. ...IlSe to ti.Hn
llioi'tidc, 10 lo Itf Inches t.sc tn JI.3S
Lice. 40 lo PJ Iu-Iips JJ.LT, tu $1.50
yieJoi'iiTi'iig in patients onlv:
Chiffon, l Inches, $20 00 to 512.011
Venetian, It! Inches JJ7 50 to J11 0D
Otitic, hi Inches $2."i oo to JTs im
Arnlgnec, V, Inches $2.1 UC
Oilcnlal, ID Inches fllOUO to JUDOO
SERGES, CHEVIOTS, etc. Plan.
Urettcli Se'ijrps. I!S to oi Inches
.Tip to $l.:i
Unglish Kctgos, to .'ii! Inches....
r.itc' to 51 :,c
Chevlols, lit Inches 7,'c lo SIM
CiMVnni'tlPs," r.o Inches. .SI. nil to J2atl
'Umliiin," 12 ntul II Inches
$1 ilii to J2..r,(
Silk W.up llenili'ttn, 10 to tl
Im lies '.ISc lo $2.ul
All ...I Jli'iiilcttn, It". lnches
tic! to $1.5C
'It.itieiii" stniiglit corded sttlpc or ,
Iln,n gieiiinil, II Inches 'A
Siiibcli." conleil llgiiie, solid giouiul;
liaudsttiii. . 10 t.t P't lticlie!,...$1.2."t to S2..10
'Smith, lint' twill on solid ground. It!
S. iris and granite ground novelties,
llguitil, 10 to Pi Inches COc to $LM
And in addition scores and scores
of kinds and stylus and the great
est range of prices.
Dress Goods colored.
The first thing that strikes you
on entering the Dress Goods sec
tion arc the enormous quantities
then after you havo examined
the newest fabrics the elegance
the beauty the varieties.
It is not alone for the quantities
and beauty of the fabrics that arc
here exhibited that this stock is
noted but also for the e.xettistvetest
of the many handsome patterns.
And not only will you find tho
handsomest patterns of the season
here only but you'll only find a
single drcis length in many of thesu
From the magnificent assortment
greater this yuar than ever -you'll
find all of the popular weaves
and styles none are missing,
' I'limcon," a new Scotch check tailor
ing $1 :r,
Ani'onn," open weave, Scutch mixed
ctfict fl 10
"Noiellcn," dark vvnnl ground, light
colori'd llu end over woven ,,..$12".
"Snnili'r.s.iii." silk nnd wool mixed
ground, heavily Interwoven with silk
Sans (ime, a I'erMan Crcpon, sill; und
vvie.il, very hue design, It! inches. ...52 21
"Ciibotii'i'ii," Spanish Crepon, Milk und
wool, Pi Inches ,.$2.)
"Dp ltedKSkP," Crepun weave- Pi
Welsh Cord, u lute Importation, the
ni west tailor suiting. Is inches S2 ul)
Wfht of Uiigluii'l Suiting, for tailor
suits, ii iuciits., Slat)
Over a hundred styles in the new,
chic, handsome, iluliy, crinkly cre
pons every f.tshionablo kind that's
made is here all vool and silk
r.ru-ivY, iiiui). TiiAvr.it ex.- co.,
si ('( I ss;s io
ate aw iv the stun line so rapidly that t
I'lii 1 ..nt to 'lit m to g, t .nit, as the waits
Win i.itiiu io till, ami the would bo In.
"Aliout li lit an ham prior to the lire I
w is up mi Hie tup floor and In the room
vv lie i e the Ilio stalled, I went there to get
siime eataliigues ami at that Hum taw in.
imlli'itlou ot tire mid am wholly at a Iojs
lo uiuleist itul how It was kindled."
The Uiiulioh huppl ind Ungliif I'.iinpany
Is a stuck tump ins. Mr C. C. I.'rgllsh, thn
resident munigti, l piesldeut and Mr.
Thomas I'. IhigliMi is stcn'taty of thij
Mum Hull lo Walk.
Travel over the lifth stieet lino of tho
Meiiupolltun Cable Hallway Company was
cut off when the lit" broke out, just ai
man people making their ways to their
liuim s in Kansas Cits, Kus , from business
pi ices in this clt or to homes in this city
tioin the West lmt tonis, uiul nil weni com.
pflletl lo either vv ilk or to wait until utter
io o i lot k lit tore tiullli wis li'Mlnicd. At
soon .is tin Hie was iindei i unirol nnd tho
heat had tuiliM h I so that men could work
a laiKtf gang was put i . woik with shovels
leintivlng the dnfts nl bin I, and debris of
the fallen wall, ami in lets than half mi
hunt the Hacks win in cuudttioit to admit
of trait I, which was leaumed at ltl.13
o'cloe k ,
it It plume Wins llovvii.
The lire was a dlsastiou. one for the tclt.
phone company, as a laige poitlun of tins
wins and cables i mining to Kansas Clt,
Kas., ami to the West bottoms worn strung
upon pole's elovvii lifth street past thu
ciiiiiie'ii ,uii-iiiia. ,,,j ,vv me uuriieti
on', Im lulling a luo who cable, ami
l.'.i,,,.- I'll. Iv.lS ,l,,.l l....
pen Hon of the West bottoms business
nouses weite cut otf from telephonic com.
iiiuiiicciiuii. t i.v- ecivi-iiuiiu company ,nuil
seveial eiews and Uiie'inen out, however,
lir....i llu. ,1m ...in ,cfi. ..ml in. ... t. i .-,. .
UCIUlU ..IV .,. .- W,V(, .(, p, l.lltlllimil,
tlie vvoik of reconsti action was being rup.
Idly pu.htd Hut the telephone comnany
ulthough showing a bad condition of
wreckage does not suffer u permanent loss,
of more than M0 or $w, as the amount oj
material dtstrojed U comparatively small.
-vv. T) Mt?i