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VOLUME XXXA'II, NO. 290.
KANSAS CITY, AV1U.I l , 1895.
1'KEO.M TWO CIONTS.
As our fiscal year closes
May i, 1895, in order to
reduce our stock we will
offer the following bar
gains in Pianos during the
month of April:
1 Chlcltcrlng, Square S 25 OO
1 Henry V. .Miller, Square.... 35 00
1 ltnzolton, Square 45 OO
1 SchotntieUcr, Square, carved
legs ami rosewood case 95 OO
1 Chlcltcring, Square, carved
legs, rosewood case, good a3
new 125 00
1 llardmai, Square, good as
new 125 OO
1 Stctnway, Square, carved
legs, rosewood case 35 OO
1 Knnbc, Square, carved legs,
rosewood case, good as new 30 00
1 Smith & llarnes, Upright,
new 70 00
1 Henry l Stiller, Upright,
flue tono aud action, case in
perfect condition 55 OO
1 small Valley Gem, Upright. 70 00
1 S3."iO Stultz it Ilaucr, new,
walnut case 225 00
1 53.10 Stultz & llauer, naw,
obonlzcd case 200 00
1 $350 Stultz & Natter, new,
in whlto mahogany 235 00
1 (i. W. Stropo ,fc Co., Upright,
used one year , 45 00
1 Guild, Upright 95 OO
1 Mason .t Hamlin Organ 20 00
1 Kimball Organ 25 OO
1 Western Cottago Organ... . 35 OO
1 Estey Organ 35 OO
1 Shouiger Organ 15 00
All of the above Pianos
and Organs are worth at
least double the money
asked in this sale.
Our warranty goes with
GornerNinth and Grand Avenue.
Our Effort Is to Sell
That pleases when the room is
complete. Paint your wood
work and put down
In the best manner. The effect
is what you want, and we can
give you the most pleasing.
W. J. LONG,
The Artists' favorite,
O I'ji ii milv tin liituuht In Kmimift i'ltv
'an only ho houj;ht In Kansas City
O. 11. GUFFIN,
VX 1208 Main. '"I" Akciu. Js
llt'itUuiirtvr for fJVIjihoin 10IM,
JOHN LKUS' PAINTS - "
F. ML DeBORD,
W,,,-V,iv.ur. WALL PAPER.
I'aint.s, Class and Room Moulding,
llia-llir. Walnut hi.. ) ,, C'lly, Mil
AND GUARANTEES OF TITLE.
TaUiboi 03U. JU Kant ath I
A NEW POSTMASJER GENERAL.
lion. William I- WIUuii Take tlm Outli or
Oltliu In Suit-ceil air. III. .ell.
Washington, Aiull 3.-Contiary to cn
riectatlous Hon. William I.. Wilson took
the oath ot olllco as postmaatur eenerul
to-ilay. Chief Justice Kiiller aiipeuieil at
the postottlee department at 11 o'clock ami
ailmlnlsteieil the oath In the presence or
the nilncliul oltlclals of the derailment.
Sir. lllssell received ihu employes of tlio
tlcparlinent this afternoon una ended IDs
olllelal labors to-day,
Mrs. Tiiller, nlfe ot the chief Justice,
.ml Mls WIUon, daiiKhter of the pew
postmaster general, Hire preent ut the
Leiemotiy. Ml. lllssell and Mr, Wilson eon.
ferred for a short time am( saw tome of
thti heads of the bureaus. Then 1'e.si
master Dayton, ot Now York, lntioduced
John N. I'aisons, president of the Letter
furriers' Association of New York, and
tho latter on behalf of the rairlers pie
senttd the retiring postmaster ttenerul
-with oft engrossed copy of resolutions
passed by tlm association couinieiiiiliis the
administration of Mr, Uissell, his enforce,
ment of tho eight hour law and his ex
tensions of the civil service laws.
Secretary Clresham sent Mr. Hlssell a
hickory walking stick which he had him.
self cut and trimmed from Ihu grounds or
tho president's summsr home at Woodley,
Shortly after these preliminaries, the em
nloyes of the department were Introduced
to Mr. Wilson and said Kood.by to Jlr.
Jllssell. Mr. Wilson will enter the ucilvo
discharge of his duties to-morrow, Mr,
lllssell left for New York to-night to al
lied to soma prlyata business.
Special salo on all papers
Our work i3 the bo3t and
prices lower than nny other
house. Let us cstiniato your
NORTH Furniture and Carpet Go,
I Ml I) TO t!13l MAIN.
HE IS GETTING WEARY,
C'nniplrullcr of the Currency V III 'ot Ite-
cclvo u L'uliilullti'o I'rom Kiiti.ili City on
tlm HiceUirfihli (Jitr.tlnn.
WaahliiBton, April 3.-(Speclal.) The
only now application that arrived to-day
for tho place ot receiver of the National
Hank ot Kansas City, Is that of J. 0.
Quick, Jr., ot Kanc.ia City, and tho bur.
gestlon was made In the olllco of the
comptroller of tho currency that Mr.QuIck
hail been "ory slow" to look after this
little matter. The only nppllcnnt to ar
rive to-day Is the Hon. I'hll li Chappoll,
who called on the comptroller, accom
panied by Senator Cocltrell. Mr. Chappolt
passed over his case with some care, be
lieving that It he should get the place that
ho would handle- It In a way that would
meet the approval of the department. Sen
ator Cockrell observed, of course, that ho
had known Mr. Chappoll "a great many
enrs" and that he was nlvvas right In
bu-lnesa matters as well as In politic?.
Mr. W. C. l'erry, of Knn.as, called on the
comptroller to say good-by, for he was
compelled to go to lloiton aud look after
some business matters. Ho would not get
back until Krbl.iy and should tlw appoint
ment bo mado before that time he would
likely have no reason to stop over when
he passed through town on his nay West.
Hut In the event that the appointment has
not been made by that time Mr. l'erry In
timated that he might stop oft for a time
and m.iko another call.
Itepresentatlve Tnrsney spent some time
with the comptroller to-day olio nnd it
was his opinion that the appointment of
Mr, Teasdale would be the one thine; that
would settle things nil right In Kamiu
City. Of course he Is not the only man
who could watch the closing out ot the
bulneis of a bank, but ho could do It In
a way that would rellcct laitlng credit on
tho administration. Mr. T.trsnej- went over
the whole mitter In a routine fashion with
the- comptroller nnd on leaving the comp
troller looked like a man who hail com
pleted tin- butt end of a ilnj's work.
It. W. Ooldsby, of Hun-las' City, chatted
for a half hour with the comptroller. He
discussed applicants to some extent and
suggested that It might be well to end the
trouble by appointing Major lining1, who Is
now receiver of the Wichita National bank.
Tho comptroller knows the major
very well, as ho has been with the depart
ment for some time as bank examiner and
as receiver of tho Wichita, bank. It was
Intimated th.it In tho event no one of the
more prominent applicants was selected It
might happen that Major Dwlng would be
detailed to do tho woik.
Vice President Campbell, of tho bank,
wired tho comptroller that it was desired
on the part of some ot tho depositors and
directory that a committee come on and
explain inmleis to th comptroller. He
suggested that If the comptroller would
agree to hold the matter up until Mon
day next they would como on. The comp
troller wlted hack thnt tho committee need
not come and If thev had anything they
desired to say It would Mjrve their purpose
Just as well for them to explain It to Mr.
I.vnch, the special agent of the bureau.
The comptroller biter In tho day expressed
himself as Just a little weary of the rough
and tumble light over the matter and It li
very plain that ho does not enre to bring
on nny one who wants to talk about the
case. He appears to be of the opinion that
he can decide the mntter with the Informa
tion on hand anil does not want to on
courage arrivals- from Kansns- City.
It Is observed thnt the comptroller de
cided to-unv that he would like to talk
with Mr. Lynch before he makes tho ap
pointment. This being his concluIon he
wiled Mr, I.j nch to leave Kansas City to-
niKiii ami get nere as soon as possime.
The comptioller stated that he did not
think he would make the appointment un1
tll Mr Lynch an Ives, as he wants to con
fer with him about certain matters that
have lately developed In the light.
It Is leuhonably certain that the comp
tioller has been Impressed with reports
that certain parties me pressing tho ap
pointment of Mr. John' IVrry with the
hope that hi. appointment would give
them the advantage In reaching certain
lands In 'IVmis Included In the unseats of
the bank. This report has been circulated
rather Industriously nnd It Is undei stood
that the comptroller has been cautioned
about the matter and from this tho con
clusion Is reached that possibly tho comp
tioller Is not so certain ns he was that he
will appoint Mr. l'erry. Rather Interest
ing chniges of this chatneter have been
freely made nnd while they do not di
rectly rellect upon Mr. l'eiry they c'omo In
such a. way ns to Indicate that certain
parties trying to woik a deal of this sort
are uy tar more anxious a limit his ap
pointment than ho Is personally himself.
Then it Is also claimed that the comp
tioller has been warned against the ap
pointment of Mr. l'erry on the ground that
it would offend the labor organizations, for
the leason th.it si Ikes In the coal mines
havo attracted no llttlo attention and been
productive of no little Ill-feeling'. Those
lighting .Mr. l'erry, of course, aro not In.
rlliird to waive anything and are using
everything for nil they estimate It Is worth
The comptioller received n message from
Mr l'eiry to-day stating that he under
stood that parties claim that ho could not
attend to the duties of the olllco for the
reason that he Is now a verv busy man.
lie lnfoimed the comptroller that he would
never havo applied for tho oillce had he
dbeoveied that he did not have time to
look after the business. He nssuted the
comptioller that ho would have an abiind
anco of time to attend to the woik of set
tling up tho affairs of tho bank.
A number of messages came In to-day
for Mr Oiear, of tho state treasurer's of
lice. They cume fiom dllfeieiu parts of
tho state and showed the usual earnestness
In his behalf. The messages continue to
pour In for Mr. Teasdale from Illinois and
Missouil. Tho comptioller expresses him
self as very much ginlllled over the seem
ing fact thnt so many of his personal
friendi. In Illinois know him so well, It Is
tho opinion of the comptroller that Mr.
Teasdule U u much widely known man,
PERHAPS HUNG BY A MOB,
Tlio llody nf New Inn Walters, the lloston
Mills rit'iid, round lluugliig
to a Tree,
flalona, Kas April a. (Special,) Sheriff
Arnold arilved Jat night at tho scene of
tho tragedy of tho killing of James and
Oeorgo Cox, yesterday, at Iloston Mills,
and Immediately started In pursuit of the
mmdeier, Novvton Walteis. Ills body
was found to-day by tho posse hanging
from tho limb of a tree la Levi Klnker's
barnyard, where he had been working for
seveial days and about two miles from
where the killing took place, It Is thought
by some that n mob swung him up, but
tho general sunpoMtlon Is that ho took his
own life. Little Jlmmle's body was found
at tho bottom of Spring river, lust night,
where It was thrown by Walters, and thu
older brother, (leorge Cox, died this morn,
lug from the effects of his shot yesterday.
Hundreds ot people visited the scene of the
'H i--c ! M ? --i M ! I
The Finest and Most
Stylish in tho City
Can Be Found at
t Can Be Found at t
King Hat Co.t
. 1016 MAIN.
JURY CANNOT AGREE.
i:t,KT..V AUK HOK CONVICTION AN1I
ONK Itllt At'vUIITTAL.
THE TAYLORS BREATHE EASIER,
ltb'MOttS THAT .TtTItOlfs IIAVK IIKIIN
llllllliai TO UK lNVr.HTUlATKt).
A SPECIAL GRAND JURY LIKELY,
INTKNSK. KXOtTKMf.NT ANI INDIGNA
TION IN CAItltOI.LTON,
Many I'reillct That .Summitry Vengeance
Will lln Taken on the Taylors In Cno
of nn Arqulttttl nr Disagree
ment .tnhn Morning's Sen
Cnrrollton, Mo.. April 3. (Special.) The
Jury In the Taylor case Is still out nnd
there Is apparently no prospect of reaching
Prom the best Information to be had, It
now stands, and has fiom the first, eleven
for conviction and one for acquittal. There
Is no telling how long the Judge will keep
them out, possibly until next Sunday. The
rumor Is gaining credence on the streets
that some one of them was offered Induce
ments to hang the Jury. So strong is the
suspicion that the prosecuting attorney Is
Investigating the mntter and If he can get
sulllclent evidence the Judge will Impanel
a special grand Jury Immediately to Inves
tigate, nnd should there prove nny founda
tion for the rumor Itivlll certainly go hard
with the guilty one", reeling Is running
high. All ilny crowds have congregated
on tho streets and the sole topic of con
versation has been the expected verdict.
As the hours slipped by the feeling In
creased and by night almost all hope was
lost ot the Jury being able to agree. At
ono lime to-day the sheriff was compelled
to dlsperso a crowd thnt had congregated
around the Jury room. The Taylors are
feeling much better thnn they liave for
the past few days, evidently legardlng tho
delay as favorable to them.
The feeling throughout the city at the
delay of the Jury Is one of Intense Indigna
tion, Tho streets are tilled with groups of
men who discuss the situation In all its
bearings, with now nnd then a slgnlllcnnt
remark about lynching. The delay In
reaching a verdict nlo corroborates In the
popular mind the charges of bribery that
have been Hying about the streets for the
last two days. Old John Horning, who
made tho expose. Is one of the most re
spected citizens in the county, and his
stutement, as a. matter of couise, made a
great sensation. Horning was on the panel
ot forty men, from which the Jury was se
lected to try the case. Ho s-ays that Charlc
Dickinson, who was also on the panel, told
him the following story: "After 1 was
drawn on the panel and hail returned to
my home to await the beginning of the
trial 1 was approached by Kr.ink Yehie,
another member of the panel, who offered
me ViZO If 1 would ugree to hang the Jury.
Yehlc said bo hud accepted $750 and agretd
to vote for ucqulttal. and had been author
ized to secure other Jurors for acquittal.
I refused the offer, and Ydhle said he would
go up and see Harney Hudson."
Sydney Miller, tho prosecuting attorney,
declares he will sift the matter to the very
bottom and punish the guilty parties to
tho extent of the law.
Adjutant General WIckham was here last
night, nnd while- he denied that he came
with any xiew ot ascertaining tho feeling
In regard to lynching and the probable
calling on tho militia, It Is considered that
his visit had some slgnillcanco In that di
rection. There are many who predict mob vio
lence In caso of an acquittal or a disagree
ment by the Jury.
BALFOUR ON BI-METALLISM.
'I lift Conservative Lender MaLc nn Able
1'lea for iho Oouble standard Itofuro
the lUOtettllllo League.
London, April 3. The annual meeting of
the lll-.Metalllc League was held to-day at
the Mansion house, the olllelal residence of
the loul mayor of London. Sir Joseph
Dlmsdalo presided. Among those present
wero Lord fleoige Hamilton, the Duke of
I'ifo nnd Sir Donald H. .McP.irlane nnd
.Mrs. Charles 11, Vincent, members of the
house of commons. The Itlght Hon. A. .1.
llalfotlr. Conservative leader In the lioiirf
of commons, made a strong speech In lavor
ot a iiounie stauiinru lie sain ui,u xuc pe
llet In bl-metnlllsin was growing, not only
in London, but throughout the elvlllz.-d
world. One great change was noticeable.
It was seldom now- asserted that bimetal
lism was Intilnsleallv Impossible.
Formerly a bl-metalllst was regaided ns
a dangerous faddist. Ilconamlsts who
placed value on tho lessons of experience,
ii.nl before them the Irrefutable fact that
while the Latin nations maintained tho
bi-iuetalllc system, the par of exchange of
gold and sliver was preserved for the whole
vvoild, despite wars, Industrial revolutions
and discovery of the precious metals. Some
persons admitted that monometallism In n
large poitlon of the woild had depreciated
pi Ices and put a bound on Imports. Thus,
for instance. Great Ilritaln tuought from
India and other countries wheat at a price
below Its legitimate, value and these per
sons figured that this was an advantage to
tho consumers and. therefore, benelited tho
mass of the community.
.Mr, Ilalfour decl.tt ed, however, that he
vv-as convinced that nobodv In the city was
so foolish as to Hiipposo that the Interests
of (ItiMt Ilritaln benelited generally by an
unlimited fall In pilccs, not that any large
liodv of city men was so uiisciupulous as
to debiio that the debts owed by foreign
nations should be artlllclally augmented
by a change In the value of the eutreney
.In which they weio paid. (Cheers.)
Another argument was that the banking
supremacy of London would bo threatened
by a cuiienoy change, but no mono-niet.il-llat
was over able to explain how. lie con
tended that London, as t tie Hnanclnl center
of the world, would gain rather than lose
by anything placing tho cunency of the
woild on a sounder basis, The third atgu
meat was very absurd.
This was that a change would dc-precl.
ate gold und therefore pel .sons having de
posits In banks payable In gold would
vvlthdiaw them Instantly, Tho change
threatened thus to cause such a com
merclnl cilsls ns the world had never seen.
This argument was supported by Mr,
Gladstone und Sir William Vernon Har
court. Though a panic was probably un
reasonable, there appeared to him no
grounds to suppose that the people would
do anything so nnidlnnely silly as to
withdraw their deposits becauso tho
world's currency was going to bo put on
a, stable basis, which, except In particular
Intel national tinnsucllous they would
never discover and except for Its slow ef.
feet on the gieat movements of commerce,
would have no efteot on private Individual
convenience. The fourth and stronsost nr
gumeiit was "let well enough nlone." Hut
bl-meulllsls asked was It well enough,
l'eoplo talked of the excellence of the
lliltlsh system, but they find, although the
gold stundiird obtained In Great Ilritaln,
that silver is the currency of Hong Kong
und the Straits Settlements, while In In.
din debts ate paid In something which Is
neither silver nor gold, but the strangest
product of monometallic Ingenuity the
world has ever seen, and as arbitrary us
any forced paper currency and us cxpen
tive as any metallic cunency the world has
ever heurd of a standard varrjlng accord.
Ing to the arbitrary will of the llnance
minister of India.) This triple sjstem was
manifestly ridiculous. Some alteration or
this sstem was Imperatively teiiulred. If
llrltons would turn to the world ut large
they would tlnd the case much stronger,
To consider home Interests alone In fram
ing a currency while Great Ilritaln was
connected with foreign countries by every
commercial He was it violation of the coin,
mon sense of every practical business man.
When the country depended for Its veiy
bread on foreign nations and If It were cut
oft could net live a day ana would have
ruin staring It In the fnc It was the
height of folly to attempt Isolation respect.
Ing the currency medium. He old not be
lieve that the common sense of the nation
would long tolprnlc such a state of things.
In view or what was procn-dltig'ln America,
Germany and franco nnd even In Great
Ilritaln, he was convinced thnt men of nil
eltssrs would soon combine to end the rc
li roach to our civilization,
LITTLE RHODYJ-OLLOWS SUIT,
Itrpiililliiin. Carry tin, tiilr, Malting tlnltis
Otrr l.utt Vntr's nle (liber
Providence, It. I., April 3. Tho election
In lthodc Island for state olllcers to-day
was very quiet, llttlo or no Interest being
taken. It rained during the forenoon, but
cleared In the afternoon, The Democrats
generally were slow In getting to the polls
nnd even the clearing weather In tho aft
ernoon failed to bring out nnythlug Uko
tin; normnl Democratic strength.
otlng almost everywhere favored the
Itepubllcnn candidates. Hast Providence
was an exception to the general rule. There
the license question wns a live Issuu and
crented considerable Interest. The cl"C
lion of a highway commissioner In tho
town of Johnston clealcd some excite
ment. l'rovldetice, ll. I., April S. Twenty-one
voting districts In ithode Island give: Tip
pltt tilep.). 3.f'l! Minefield (Uem.), l.lns,
showing a ltopublleati gain ot ii7 over Inst
Chicago, III., April 3. The Itcpubllcans
smashed nil election records In Chicago.
Complete returns give Gcorgo II. Swift,
the Itepubllcnn candidate for muyor, n
plurality of 11.110, the Iaryest ever known
hero In a similar contest. The civil serv
ice law wns carried by the large majority
of lir70. The other candidates ot the lb
publlenn city ticket were all elected, al
though Trude, the nemoernlle cnndldate
for city attorney, ran nearly SUMXrt ahead of
his ticket. Tho Itepubllcans also made a
clean sweep of tho town olllcos, South,
North nnd West, nnd In the nnnexed ills
trlcts, Hyde l'ark and Lnkevlew, while In
the town of Lake, the stock yards district,
one of the supposed Democratic strong
holds, tho Itepubllcan landslide was rc
mnrknble. The election gives the Hepuhllcnns com
plete control of the city council, which will
now contain llfty Itepubllcnn aldermen nud
only eighteen Democrats.
Dr. Holmes, the People's parts' r.indl
dato for mayor, received H,m) votes, a
few less than half as many votes as were
cast by the third party last fall.
About the only non-ltepubllcan who
squeezed In was ex-Congressman Prank
I.iwler (Intl.), who, owing to a quarrel be
tween Itepubllcan factions, captured a seat
as an alderman by an exceedingly nariow
Denver, Col., April 3. The Itepubllcans
mnde a, clean sweep In the Denver cltv
election, every man on their ticket being
elected by a majority of B.,XJ to ti.OiA The
Itepubllcans also elected all the aldermen.
In Pueblo J. It, Valentino (Itep.), was
defeated for mayor by Dr. A. T, King,
candidate of the People's party, by less
than "." votes. The remainder of the Ite-
puiiiicnn tlcget was elected.
The Populists carried Leadvllle.
Party lines were not generally drawn In
the city and town elections throughout the
state, but where they weie the Itepubllc
ans appear to have made gains,
St. IiuIs, Mo., AprI .1. Return received
this nfternoon from the municipal elections
held throughout Missouri, yesterday, indi
cate that a largo majority of the cities
heard from were carried by the Democrats,
who elected their entire tickets or a ma
jority of the candidates thereon. Of the
forty-four municipalities heard from, the
Democrats were successful in twenty-five,
the Itepubllcans In nine nnd the Citizens'
tickets In live, while In live other cities
there was a mixed result.
Among the larger cities In which Demo
cratic tickets weie elected are Sprlnglleld,
Mexico, Independence, Nevada, Mohorlv,
Jopllti, Centralla, Paris, Popular llluff, Sa
lem, Monett. Carrolltoii, l'.iyette, Neosho,
Gallatin, Klehtand and Howling Green
Sedalla, Macon, Carthnge, Lebanon und
St. Joseph, however, were the principal
Itepubllcnn cities, while, Jefferson Cltv was
tho only one.ot promlnenco in which tho
testilt was favorable to. neither party. The
towns In which citizens' tickets were elect
ed are of less importance, umong them be
ing ISovler, Holdeu and St. Charles.
Laramie, Wyo., April 3. The entire Ite
publlcan ticket was elected In this city by
malorltles ranging from lfl to rot.
Albuquerque, N. M., April 3. -The Itepub
llcans cnirli'd every ward In this city,
electing their entire ticket by a large m.i
Joilty. PROPERTY VALUES REDUCED,
Stute Itniird of CqimUlltInn Completes lis
Labors at .lelTeiKiin Cltv AKSotsors
Jefferson City, Mo., April 3 -(Special )
The state Iward of equalization for the
equalization of the value of real and per
sonal pioperty for the taxes ot K'J, based
upon tho assessments ns made by the coun
ty assessors for June 1, 1S0I, completed Its
labors to-day. A year ago this board en
deavored, tluougli 11 convention of ass'Vss
01s, to obtain belter equalization of prop
erties by closer obedience to tho leqiilri
uients of the statutes, piovldlug lb it as
sessments shall bo made at actual cash
value, with tin- hope that assessors gen
erally would try to comply with the law,
and that the legislature would pass such
enactments in the leduetlon of the liivv
and otherwlso oh would secuio greater uni
formity. This expectation has not been
realized, ns the effort to assess according
to tho statuto was onlv made In fifteen
counties of the state. The nut that these
fifteen counties did so assess, while the
others failed to do so, treated even gteuter
illsereiKincIes than usual, so that to sei'llie
equalisation the board was obliged to make
very considerable leductlous in tho valu 1-
110ns ns reiurueii uy uie iisseHstjiis. 1 in 111
teen assessors who made their valuations
according to their oaths nnd the tequlie
iiwiiIm of the law are to bo eoinnieinled
anil no nouiit It tneir exam no nan neen 101
lowed the general nssemblv would have
made such reduction in the levy as would
havo prevented by that means any In
ei ease in the taxes to bo paid by tho peo
ple, but ns these things weio not .iccoin
plished no other course was left open to
tlio state lio.ird to equalize valuations be
tween the counties than to reduce in the
fifteen counties mentioned and to raise
valuations In a few others, where they were
manifestly too low. Tho work of the board
Is shown In the aggregate by the figures
Acreage properlylb'turncd bv assessors.
$.U7,S7fi,ii;U: decrease bv board, .1.',L'-.l'il; In
crease bv board, 1I.i.7I);j not decrease bv
boaid. r.0,'.i.i:M9S; x-altlo as llxed by board,
WW.!-!!, , ,
Town lots Ileturned by assessors, JIIO,
TOI,ar.'l; decieasii bv board. 3,'iW,17S: Increase
by board, il.TIMM; net decrease by boird,
J.UM.OT: valuo as llxed by board, JW7.IUJ,
CM. Personal propeity Ileturned bv assessois,
$JIC,0ls,17:ii ileeieaso by hoanl. tt.HJI.M'i: in
crease by bo.ud, $l,f.'.l,."il7: net dectease by
board. J1,53,1IS; vuluo llxed by board,
Aggtegato returned by assessors,i'V,c,C17,.
&iii; net decrease bv boaid, tr,!i,Vi,.'i3; ag
gregate as llxed bv board, JV.O.imX,-,',,
Tlio following pie.unblo and lesolutlons
havo been adopted by the boaid:
"Wheioas, lulluelited by the state board
of equalization. n convention of assessors
assembled In tho c.ipltol .May V.', 1VH. and
passed resolutions In favor of assessing all
tuopeitv In tho state at actual cash value,
as piuvlded bv tho statutes; and,
"Wheieas, Assessments In the state were
generallv not made uon the basis above
tiidlouted. and In conseiiuenco no reduction
of levy was provided by the general as.
sembly; and, ,
"Whereas, The state board hat been com
pelled, In order to equalize, to reducu valua
tions In said llfteen counties; now, thfie.
"It'csolved, That It Is the sense of the
board that the assessors In this statu, who.
In 1S1I, assessed the piopeity of their
counties ut Its actual value, and in so
doing obeyed the clear piovlslons of the
statute, they mo to ho commended
for their action as faithful nnd conscien
tious ollleers. The fact that circumstances
have conspired to cause their valuations to
be reduced by the state board of equnllzt,
lion can In no sense rellect upon theni. as
they were actuated by the best and purest
SILKNT I'lt.VYIIlt IVT CI! KB.
A Mttlo Sou of it Christian fcrirutltt Dies
Cnder Ibe " Treatment,"
Cincinnati, O., April 3. A Commercial
Gazette special from Marlon, Ind., says;
The 2-year-old son of Hlwood l Hollowell
died this morning. The father Is a Chris.
llait Scientist and relied upon silent prujvr
to effect u cure. A yearugo Mrs. Hollowell
died, the husband refusing to call a, phy
sician. The neighbois In South Mai Ion are
very indignant and culled at the ottbe ot
Prosecuting Attorney Cllne to see If sonic
notion could not be taken agulnst Motion ell
for willful neglect of hU child.
AN EXTRA SESSION.
OOVKItNOIt stiini: CALLS ON Tin: i.i:ti
ISl.Artllti: III MIXl- A I'll II, 23.
THREE THINGS MUST BE DONE,
AN IIONC.ST KLKCriON LAW ANH nil,'
LOW SKItVANTS HILL DKMANtir.l).
THE LOBBY MUST BE OUSTED,
l'llitLit; s.iniTV and tiik itoNou or
tiii: statu auk at .staki:.
In Ills I'rorbimntlon Governor Stone Do
noiltirrs the Lobby In n .Most Sensa
tional 31atlrr nud Itrfers to tho
Klortlnti Crimes lit Kansas
City nud St, Louis.
Jefferson City, Mo., April 3. (Special,)
The following Is the full text of tho gov
ernor's proclamation reconvening tho leg
islature In extra session:
State ot Missouri, llxecullve Department,
l'or a number of years the stato has been
disgraced by an organized nnd mlarled
lobby maintained by special Interests nt
the capital during tho sessions ot the gen
eral nssembly for tho put pose of intluenc
Ing legislative action. Hneouragcil by u
seeming lack of public resentment at thelt
presence, and emboldened by repeated suc
cesses, these lobbyists have been from year
to year Increased In numbers, Inlluence and
audacity until they have become an al
most dominating force In legislation. So
confident have they grown In their strength
and so potent In Inlluence that they
now ply their vocation nlmost without ills'
giil.su In defiance of public authority and In
utter contempt ot public opinion. It has
como to pass that nlmost every Important
measuro ot legislation must undergo the
scrutiny of tho lobby before Its fate can
bo determined. What it approves Is not
without hope, hut what It condemns Is lost.
Perhnps the most conspicuous Illustration
of this disgraceful domination Is to be
found In the treatment accorded the so
oalled fellow servants bill. I do not now
discuss the merits of tho measure; I re
fer onlv t the means adopted to suppress
and defeat It. Those means have been so
generally discussed In the press of the
state, and the people have thus become so
familiar with them that 1 deem It unneces-s-iry
to restate them In detail. A number
of senators and representatives, ns well as
many good cltlens, who have felt appalled
at the overshadowing lnllui nco and humil
iated nt the tiluniph of the lobby, have
pressed upon, mo the Importance of recon
vening the general assembly to the end
that the Issue may be fall ly presented nnd
an open test made as to whether .a Just leg
islative measure 01 mis ouutaeier can no
enacted Into law In spite of the contaminat
ing Inlluence of those who openly boast
their ability to dlteet the current of legis
lation. These are strong vvonls, 1 know,
and I wilte them with the keenest regret.
Hut It Is clear to me thnt the Hum for mild
protest is past. We are now confronted by
the question whether the people or the
lobby shall rule In .Missouri. The public
safety nud tho honor of the state are at
stake, livery senator, member, public of
llclal nnd citizen fniulllir with the truth
knows that these words are Justified by the
situation at Jcffeison City. 1 bellow the
condition of affairs to which I have
adverted Is alone suHlcIent to make It my
Imperative duty to recall the senators aniL
representatives elected by tho people In
special session to consider the particular
important subject of legislation to which
I have referred, which has been so long
delayed and yo often dot' tted by liultienees
dangerous to the publlc'ilght. In this way
It can be consldcird free from the imill
tude of other petplexlng questions Incident
to a regular session and thus every sena
tor and representative can be nlfonled tin
hampeied opportunity to discharge his duty
to his constituency with the gte.itest delib
eration and Intelligence.
Honest lllecllon Laws.
Hut theie Is nlo another question of the
most commanding importance, tlm pioper
settlement ot which should not be delaod
I lefer to the laws governing elections in
St. Louis nnd Kansas Cit, in the preset -vatlon
of a free n piesentatlve government,
nothing is so tuipottaut as the purity ot
elections. Generally throughout tins stnte
1 am confident elections aro characterized
by high integrity. Hut, iiul'oi tuuiitelv, this
Is not true lu the large cities. It Is know'ti
that gross frauds have been committed lu
those cities. The iudueemeiit and oppor
tunity for corrupt practices In large, popu
lous miiiili Ipallties nre gient, und ,-xpe.
rltuco pioves that dishonest men ot all
parties have not been slow to dehatii ll
the elective franchise. Not a few tonsuui
iii. ito and dastaidly outrages have been
I erpetrated. Candor will compel a gmcr.il
admission that the disgrace of eleetlon
frauds is falily divided between tin- ad
herents ot the dllliient polltlenl organi
zations. The truth of this statement is
mado evident bv the fact that both Ite
publlcans and Democrats, so-called, have
been tecently Indicted in St. Louis and
Kansas City for active participation In
such frauds. In one of the wauls in Kan
sas City, which has a "boss" so conspicu
ous ami potent that Iho ward is cuireutiy
teferred to as his waul, there aro twice as
many voters rcgistotcd as theie are adult
males lesldlng Iheieln, This "bosh" Is a
non-U itepuoiicau politician, in tin. s.i uti
lity It Is well known that election re
turns have been fraudulently changed In
the olllco of tho rijootder of voters, so as
to niter tho result at thu polls as cet tilled
by tho Judges of eleetlon. The olllcer under
whoso administration this crime was per
petrated was a Democrat. When such
vviougs are not only possiiiie, but mo aet
ually and boldly committed. It Is evident
that the public safety Impeintlvelv ie
qulies such changes in the law us will not
only terminate i Mstlug abuses, but prevent
their repetition In futuic. This is n qufs
tion which affects tho rights and Inter
ests of the people of the entire statu a,
most as vitally as It docs the people of the
cities Immediately concerned, When we
lellect that about one-fourlh of tho total
population of the stnte reside lu St. Louis
and Kansas City, and consider the tie.
mentions Influent es which .jo-m cities can
exei t in the election of national and state
olllclals, and on the legislative pollcbs of
tho state, no thoughtful or patiiotlo cltl.
seen can he oblivious or Itidirieteut 10 the
paramount Importance of vigilantly guard
Ing tho ballot box against evviy desoilpilon
of fraud and cilme,
Called In .Meet April an.
Therefore. In view of thu premises, and
by lrtuo of authority in mo vested by tho
. cf 7" -(?
Thursday amlFriilay I will offer
any piece of dom ,lovvory (not
diamond sot) at a discount of
40 Per Cent I
Tlio extra discount U tor two
days only and includes
Brooches, Sleeve IHittoiia,
Watch Chains, Collar Buttons,
Charms. liaby Hut tons.
All other articles will lie sold at
a dlscouut of 33 per coat.
Tltlttng Vara; KOor dOc.
IWddhij Intltattoni at raiuctii prtctl.
R, W, HOCKER, Trustee,
1031 MAIN HX,
Wtco tad Jtvrtky Kprtag,
ni,-titutlon of the ntnle of .Missouri, 1,
v Ibnnt J, Stone, governor of the Mnto of
M J-ourl, do hereby rottvene the thlrty-
ii htli general assembly of the stnte of
M -sourl in extra session, nnd I do hereby
call upon the senators nnd representatives
of the general usscmbly nforrsnld to meet
In their respective places In the tnpltol. In
the City of Jefferson, nt tho hour, of 12
oVIoik noon on Tuesday, tho Mid day of
April, A. I). 1S05, for the following pur
poses; Plrst To enact men legislation n may
be ncecssnrv nud expedient to properly ile
llhe the relations between the different
classes of employes of railroad corpora
tions In this stnte, nnd also the proper
l-ctitlnn liafwr.nl, till SllPfl OllltllOVCS OUll
tin, railroad corpomtlonsi employing them,
nnd to ilellne nnd llx the legal liability b
tvvecti the different employes themselves,
and, nl, between such etnplovcs and the
said railroad corporations for Injuries done
or received bv one such employe ns the
result of the culpable negligence of another
such rmploje, while engaged In the serv
ice ot such corporations.
Second-To provide such legislative en
actments as may bo necessary nnd I expedi
ent lu prevent the malulenauco of on or
ganized lobby at the capital of the stale,
either to obstruct or promote any legisla
tive or executive net: nnd nlo to regulate
the manner ot presenting any question nf
feeling leglsltlion by persons Interested
therein, before the general assembly or
niiv committees thereof.
Thlnl To enact such laws ns may be
necessarv and expedient to prevent fraud
against the elective franchise and to secure
honest elections in nil cltlo having over
l-'ourth To consider any other subject
that in.1v bo submitted by special message
during said extra session. , .
lifth To make an nppioprlnllon for the
expenses of this extra session of the gclier-
11 IiTb'slltiiony whereof I have hereunto
set mv hand ind caused to be n Mixed tbe
great seal of the state of Missouri.
Kone ut tho City of Jefferson, this 3rd
dajjoApr... A. Kjftfo - STON,
y ,e Governor; A. ffSPIIPH
GROVER IS SAD AND PENSIVE.
lu the Chlrngo Mimm He Sees the Mural
Chirograph- Mlhout tin. Aid ot
Washington, April 3.-(SpecIal ) There Is
distress In administration circles and -Mr.
Cleveland himself Is veiy much cast down.
It Is nil brought about by the result of tho
ininilclii.il election In Chicago. While, as a
rule, the sptlng elections In cities do not
h ive an Important bearing on general poll,
tics, It Is said that the president has been
watching the course of political events In
Chicago with unusual lnteiest. This Is due
to tho fact that the election was genetally
legaided ns the Judgment of Iho people up.
on the administration of Mayor Hopkins,
who was a peison.il favorite of the piesl
dent, and the recipient of federal patronage
to aid him in his political aspirations at
The fact that yesterday's election In Chi
cago showed a change of 70,11)0 votes since
Hid election which swept Mr. Cleveland In
to the piesldent's chair, is said to have
caused the executive no llttlo concern. The
change from il'WJ Democratic majority to
il,lJ Itepublk an majority deinonsttates a
slight change of sentiment among the vot
ers of Cook county, and Is said to have
been In the nature ot a shock to Mr. Cleve
land. Persons familiar with the polltlenl sit
uation In Chicago alllim that vesterdav's
election was a double-header rebuke to the
Hopkins liemoctatlo admiuisttatlon unit
the federal administration, (if course, Mr.
Hopkins was not a dnect condldate, but the
Democratic candidate was a member of
bis faction, and It was tho Hopkins ad
ministration that was at tho bar. l'edeial
and municipal affairs wero closely inter
woven lu Chicago politics. Mr, Hopkins
was n constant supporter of .Mr. Cleve
land, standing by him In all his actions nud
endcavoting to swing the local Democracy
Into the same line. In lettun for this loval
support, the piesldeiit lent a favorable ear
to .Mayor Hopkins In his recommendations
for local fedeial appointments, and foil
suited him fnuly nud conspicuously. Tho
piesldeiit took a personal tntertst In the
polltlenl career of the joung mayor, and.
gratified by the enthusiastic support of
Hopkins, lepald It with the sunshine of
executive pie favor.
For this leason, therefore, it Is whls
peied nulling politicians that the president
li'lt that the sweeping dis.lppiuvnl of tho
Hopkins taction bv the vot-is of Chi
cago was at the same time something In the
natuio of a blow at Di'inocr.ici.niid Is an
It has begin to dawn on the piesldeiit
and his eoieiie of star-sazers around liini,
that possibly the people 01 the w hole coun
try may lie in the frame of mind ex
pressed by the Chicago vote. .ut all this
will not prevent them fiom trving to con
tinue to run the countiv. even after the
present commissions e.xplie.
TERRIBLE WIFE MURDER.
II. C. St. .Iiibu, ,ou or rx-Cotcriior St.
John, (oioniltsii Tearful Crime
Neat Oklahoma tilt.
Oklahoma City, O. T.. Apill H. (Special )
An awful tiagedy occur! ed at tho lesldence
of Hon. 11. C. St. John, one mile west of
this city, ut 3 o'cloi k this ntti rnonii, when
St. John shot und iustuntlv killed his wife
111 a lit of Jealous luge, cutis, d by her con
nection vvuu ,1 joung man 01 tins city.
Tho fncts are haul to get lit us St. John
Is veiy letlceut ubuiit Iho nllulr. 1U cume
to tlio cltv Iliiliudiati Iv after tin. tuic-c.lv
ami secured 11 physician, saving he had
uci'iiuniaiiy snot 111s wire, to a closo
friend, however, he s,i, 1,,. ,,,, K0feii a
letter nut of the postoilico this moinlng
I10111 his vvlto's pilvate box nud opened
11. It wns sltrllcil A. II V 'iii.l .,. I.. ,, ..
Iiingi iiientH foi nil appointment. It would
seem tn.it in, nan Iieen suspii ions of his
wile's behavloi lor miiiio linn Ho blooded
over this 1 iicuiusl.ini e 1111111 dinner tlmu
und then went out to his home.
.Mrs St. John was sitting sewing and ho
upbraided her with In r Intldclltv. Sim Hist
denied, but when the ploolH were shown
she becaino angry and m knowledged the
luct. This niuddeiieil him, ho said, mid ho
pulled his levolver and shot her. The bul
let stiuck her uu the bit bicast, causing
Instant 1I1 nth. Coionei- II. II. in id; lias
Impaneled a Jniy, but it venlict will not
bo given until to-moiiow
St. John, who Is 111 the custody of the
shiilff. Is 11 son of 1 x-tioti 1 nor John P.
St. John, tho uotid ti mpcianio let-tiiier of
Kansas, nud Is a bright iittniuc) He was
ono of the lending Itepublhau niembets of
tho lecent leglshitiiie and Is a member of
tho endi! v ing commission. This wits his
second wife, he married her lit tfunleii Cltv,
Kus In lbsll. They have two cljlldien Ills
Hist wlfo si fined a dlvoiio fioui hliu In
1SS7 and Is III Illinois.
A HEROOFTHEWAR MURDERED
Major Hamilton, Who I'laiinid the rumotu
Liicitpc I'rom l.lbby I'ri.iui, Killed
ut Morgiiutnnii, K,
Louisville. Ky., April 3. A special to the
livening Post says: Morgantown Is In a
fever of txtlteinent over tho murder whbh
occurttd cnily this morning, of Major A.
J. Hamilton, the famous originator and
executor of tho cscapo from Libby ptlson
in HCI, S.un Spencer has been arrested nnd
placed In Jail with evidence against hltn,
Alfred lielcher. who was with .Spencer,
says. Hpepcer U the man who flte.l tho
shot. Major Hamilton's name Is famous
throughout the rountiy and he has re
ceived many nottcei. Horn the magazines
In the United States. Tho escape of .Major
Hamilton nnd his associates from the
famous old l.lbby prison ut Itlchmoud,
Vn Is ono of tho most Interesting lnc.
dents of the civil war, Major Hamilton
was olio of the Twelfth Kentucky cavalry
und with him weio cmiflntd Captain James
A. Johnson, of the llleventh cavalry, und
Lieutenant 111 K noble, of the Tiventy-tlrst
Kentucky Infantry. They conceived the
idea of tunneling out of tho old prison- nud
with only a few crude Implements began
tho task. After digging for forty.llvo
nights they saw daylight and with them
lul other ollleers made their escape. The
ollleers named made their nppeurance In
Louisville on the night of .March 3, ISCi.
The tunnel they dug was, fltty.seven feet
long and time lit diameter. Many of those
who escaped were recaptured, however,
ludluit Allotment tu Ito Impriivt-fl.
Ill lteno. O. T Apill 3-(Speciul.) Cap
tain Woodson, ugent of tho Cheyenne und
Arapahoe Indians, who have been the past
four weeks In Wushlnglon lu the Interest
of the 1 ml lans, tetuiiicd lust night. Cap
tulu Woodson favois the plan of $."W,i
being used to Irnmovo their allotments unit
tho sectetury will recommend to congtcss
that a bill be passed authorizing the use of
that amount of the IndUus' money.
ICAStts Ctrr, Mo., April I, inn
77ifrmonttffr vttUr&iv .Uliifmnm, Si; Mail'
7'n-ildy t look for lh vtJlhtr to It flgti.li.'
Tlio Millinery corner is a busy
place these tlnys. livery nook and
corner has something attractive to
offer you for Uaiter. The assort
ment in every lino i3 greater and
better selected than ever, and the
new tilings arc crowding nnd jost
ling one another for recognition.
Ve mean to stift every taste in our
Millinery Store. Can't do it with
poor things. The best for the least
that's the only way.
Now don't wait until the day be
fore Kastcr before you select your
Hat most likely the ono you want
will be gone. The assortment is at
its best now so it's your time to
Kastcr Cards, Booklets, Tokens.
Your task will be what to chooso
whore all is so fit.
Gems of the printer'3 art; wit
without words; pleasant thoughts'
aptly put; with all the bravery of
satin, silk nnd colors, delicately
done or boldly. Something weN
come as an Easter offering for big
folk or little folk, for much money
or little you'll be surprised how
And the baby, too. Easteu
brightness in head tilings for the
little ones. Much that is odd and
pleasing in Caps Huffy, puffy,
snowy piles of lace and ribbon,
Dozens more just as puffy and flufs
fy in another way.
Likewise Cloaks and Coats.
Ditto Infants' Outfits, including
Afgnus, Baskets and other baby
Tho caresses of tho sun frequent
ly wither the flowers, but they,
poor tilings, must too often bear all
its power unprotected. Man some
times limits nature's force. Tho
precious human llovver must not bo
withered or wearied. Hence Para
sols, which say to tho sun, "Hero
shall thy proud rays be stayed." Par
asols their sphere the air, and with
all delicacy and grace their mission
to shield against the sun.
And thus by eternal fitness thoy
come into tho glad freedom of East
er decoration. You'll find them by
the scores near Walnut street en
trance, aud from $1.98 up to S25.00.
This bright spring weathtu- calls
for the blighter, newer shades in
Gloves, ns well as in dress fabrics,
and you may be sure that every new
anil proper shape is in ourcompleto
5-button Glace, newest 1S95
Easter shades, $1.50.
S-button length Mousqitetaira
Suede, in the new mauve, Paris
pearls and tans, Jiu'.oo.
8-button length Kcyuier Suede,
newest Easter shades, new embroid
ery. S.button Reynier Glace, with tho
new throe row embroidery, in black
and self, $2.00.
Easter Gloves, tho newest kinds,
Glove department, Grand avenuo
In our jiopulnr Hoys' Dept, wo hnva
started our April Salo with tlio largesl
business ever known nt this season in
tlio llopt. The assortment was never ta
complete in nil tlio tlLtorent lines oS
Suits, Waists anil Illottscs, Hats tttiij
To-morrow wo will sell SO tan cliuvlot
junior .Suits, vvortli SI. 00 per suit, strict
ly till wool, triinnieil with brown Sou
ttti'ho braid, for S.'.'JS per suit.
Also fournoiv linos of iloubli'-lirensteil,
lilfht-vvcifflit ftisslnicro Suits, vvortli ST. 5U
anil Sb.OO, fiow ffuods, blzes s to 15; ncvci?
shown until to-day, for 5.1. 113.
;i lines of lljrlit-vv night, clinvlot and
cahshmiro suits, regular Sa.oti value, for
S3. U.I per Suit; sizes S to 1.1.
1 our new styles o(
tlio I'nivorsul Suit, lilto
cut (tills suit cannot ho
found out.slilo of our
htoto in thu oily), sios
a to S; $.1.00 to 5.1.115.
Don't full to sco this
suit, ns wo think it is
tho imnilsomestMiit ovur
shown for boys of thcao
SAII.OIt SUITS. '
Two special drives,
morning, nil sizes, from
:i to b. Xnvy blue, nil
wool, hard llnisli Serge,
trimmed with either
white or black Soutache,
TJ yJ) 3 rows, cord und wliistlo
e- U pleated cull'; elothitiir
stores ask 53.00: our prico to-morrow,
Also navy hluo nil wool Vacht Cloth
Suits, black silk embroidered slur or
shield collar, silk cord and wliistlo,
pleated eiillV, notniuaUvtilut, 53.00; our
price, 5-.0s per suit,
Tho popularity of the Sailor Stilt
seems undiminished, and thoy do away
with shirt waists; 15 styles, ranging
from 53.0.1 up to 53.00.
All tho Ulcus in lints and Caps, many
miitlo expressly for little girls.
Havo you seen tlio hundreds of lUillled
Houses selling for J5o und 50e. They
are vheanor than you can possibly inuko
EflERY, UIRD, THAYER & CO,,
i !i l