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VOLUME XXXATt, NO. 2.
KANSAS (UTY, AIM.IL .'), 189a
J.MU0I3 rrWO CENTS.
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Sells fop more, money than nnv
other wheel. Ami Justl so. Il's
worth It. See it befote 3011 hu.
High grade. Honestly made. L'p
to il.UP In every pat tkul.tr.
The best medium grade linn In
the world. Genuine narrow tread
and light weights.
"Wli-iln-mli- aiul Ufliill
th'. ! anil t'litlnrjt
704 Alain St. Sign Big Knife.
V e have live patterns, about 3,000
roll, ot paper which, when it .ir-1-1
veil, we found to be slioit length
Other delicts soil this grade at !i and
fi CPIltS. lui ot do ji.u want It
at all N'Iiip Inch border to mutch,
'.c, cash pi lee.
W. J. LONG
NORMAN & ROBERTSON,!
AND GUARANTEES OF TITLE. j
I eiepnuufl m'ujd. jo ,;is um nt
DID DU MAURIERCRIB "TRILBY"
XI I. Alleged TI1.1t tln "'ink Win llr.t
I'ulill'liid In Frame a
I airly 11 1H'-'".
Denver. Col.. April 2J. Did D11 Muurler
write Trilby V" This sensational question
whs to-day propounded In the, federal court
m good faith when the suit of Hat per Ilros.
aril A. SI. J'ulmer for an Injunction agaWsl
' e Lyceum mock company, to restrain tho
production of "Trilb." win. called.
Tho defendants allege 1l1.1t the book
"Tillby" win not oilglnuted. Invented or
written by Im Muuricr. They assert that
the original title and boo of "Trilby" was
llrat published In France. In 1S2, and after,
wards In Kiieluml In XSI7. and that the book
luib been common propel ly tor sevcuty-tlvc
The attorneys for the plaintiffs asked for
time to communicate with their clients In
Now York as to their course, and tho court
postponed the heai In? until Wednesday
silts, wn.ni: will i:i:k a mvoitcK.
She Han Left Her Home ami Told Her
1.4)i'r to Pince-cd.
London, April 29. It has been learned
that immediately utter her husband was 11 r.
lested, (Mrs, Wilde took her children and
her belongings from tho Wilde residence
on Tito treet, uud Instructed her lavvvcr
to Institute proceedings fpr 11 divorce. Thu
proceedings will hinge someu'tiut 011 the
decision given In tho present criminal pro
eoedlngs against Wilde. Willie Wilde, Os
car's brother, formerly the husband of Mrs.
Frank Leslie, who divorced him, bad to
raise the money last week to pay Oaear'a
lawyers for their services, Willie ami Os.
car have not been on friendly terms for
a lotiff time. When tho former visited Old
Halley on J'rlday to Inform his brother
that the money had been paid to Sir 1M
ward Clarke, Oscar's counsel. Oscar 6ald:
"Don't coma lo see me. J don't want to
see my people."
(IOOI) It. UN' IN KANSAS.
Soaking hliowon In thu Northern I'art of
the Mute Jaiiourugu Tanners.
Atchison, Kas., April . (Special.) A
heavy rain commenced fa'llni,- here thU
mornlue and continued for several hours,
placing the crops In a condition for a big
yield, Nvarly ul! the fanners In this sec
tion had their corn planted, and wero
ready for Just such u shower aa fell, lte
ports received at th Mlasourl Paclllo of.
ilees show that tho rain extended as far
north as Omaha, where thu coiunan's tel.
exrapli lines end. The ruin followed tho
.Missouri valley, KOlnt' southwaid. and ex.
tended about eighty miles Into Nebraska
and Kansas. It was a soaking rain and
could hardly have come at a better time.
It wu t tit Mia la two yean.
DURANT IS TALKATIVE.
Hi; COMIr.AINi that hi; is imiii-.iudc
i:d iiv 'i in: rifiti.ic.
Arr.ilKiHMl tor thu .tinnier of ftlnmlio !.
mniit Uunior of NVw ami IMiuitK-
Imr KUiU-mn Agiilntt tho
San rr.inrlco, April in Theodotc Du
i.int was arialgned to-day In tho police
couit on a charge of murder for the killing
of Hl.inchf l.amont. The defendant con
ducted hltuclf with bis usual stoicism and
after the formal piocecdbigs had 11 long
consultation with lib, .utorneys. J!e com
plains bltleilj, however, that the public Is
disputed to pre-Judge blm Ho t-ay.s that
every fact connected with the murder Is
made to lit his case, while suspicious cir
cumstances tegatdlng others are disregard
ed. The coroner's Inquest In tho l.amont
case, which commented this evening, will
bu continued every night until concluded,
to as not to interfere with tho preliminary
examination of Diiraut for the Williams
I minder, to bo resumed to-morrow.
j J'or the Hist time since the charge of
murdering Hiss -Minnie William, In the
! Umunuel chinch of this c(ty was fnnually
made nh.i list W. II. T. Durunt, the prisoner
h,f consented to tall. Ho spoke uist of the
I.amoni ca-e, saying.
"1'oor Hl.iiK'ln ' 1 am accused of strang
ling her and then lemalulng unmou-d tit
1 the cletalls of the most borrlble dime in
I hl-toij. No one will ecr know the sorrow
II fi It and no one cmilil lirl m ......iiir..
bend my thoughts even If 1 wete to tell
all th" anguish her tenlble fate has 1 aued
inc. 1 (ould mil Ii.im" murdered that gill.
1 liked lii'i too well, not 1 tter than au
one else In the world, but 1 icspecttd her
and ailmlied her and we were good friends
"Judging bj newspaper communications,
1 11111 luoknl upon us ti cold-blood.d, dia
bolical monster. 1 am painted as a devil
In human shape, and ver little is said In
tavor ol the possibility of anv other pei
son having killed those two gills, but when
my trial Is over the world will know that I
"Mv composure and elf-contOl since my
arre.-t ale held against me. but no p.isou
will ever know the tenlble ordeal 1 am
itndei going. It Is said that I uc opiates
to Induce sleep. That Is u lie. 1 am able
to sletp Will because m conscience Is
dear or all vrltni. 1 am not of a nervous
tenipei anient anil have ulwajs been able
to keep i ool."
lie accuses the police of working solely
f 10111 the piemlse that he was guilty of the
climes, and Ignmlng all other clows.
ilecause of Duraut's placid demeanor
iiudei feartul accusations, his sound sleep
and regular eating at a season so trj big
to neives, Duiant makes it stmlj 'of In
tense Inteiest to tho phslololst. At times
his llippancv seems strangely nut of bar
ninny with his present position.
To-ilay the ituiuest In lue l.amont v.iye
will begin, and to-morrow the preliminary
examination of Allss Williams' mtirdei case
will be resumed.
A sensational rumor has obtained cur
rency In connection with the prisoner, and
If the facts should piove the rumor true,
the polli e will have a strong link In a
chain of circumstantial evidence that so
far Is not very strong In the Williams case,
lit least. A minor Is to the elfect than an
Oakland olllcl.il has communicated to Chief
uf I'oll.e Ciowley, ot" this city, a statement
to the elftct that an Oakland physician told
him that a fellow piaeilclng In San I'rati
ctsco had lufouued him lh.it some Mine aim
he hud been called upon to attend the 15-year-old
daituhlcr of 11 reskkiu of Kin
rranclsco. The girl bad been iissaulltd,
and she nlleged that her assailant) was
Diiraut: that ho had luted her to the be.
fry of 1 : 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 1 1-1 church, mid had theio ac
complished bis nefiitlous purpose, t'or plo
fesslonal reasons, it Is alleged, this physi
cian lefused to inukti tho matter public,
I'hlet Uiowlcy, when seen last nlu'lit, re
fused to cither alllrni or deny the story. It
It reasonably ceitaln, however, that de
tectives nre at woik on this clue.
HUNG ji'hv i;vrKVTi:n.
Verdict Not l.lkely to He ltcaehed In llm
Tort tfeott, Kas,, April 2).-(Kpeclal.) The
.seventh day's, session of the Htrovll murder
ttlal oiiened o-diy with ,1 Uigo attend
ance, tho largo court houso being- too
small to accommodate half the ladles who
attempted to get In, At 11 o'clock both
sides rested and after tho Jury had received
Its Instructions from the Judge the argu
ments begun. The prisoner U cool, ami
wears an air of carelessness that seems un
natural In view of the cvldenco against
him. It Is thought tho niguments will be
Unbilled by to-morrow night, when the
case will go to tho Jury. It Is tins g-eneral
opinion that the Jury will disagree and a
nuvv tilal will result,
ni:w juuui:? rou tT, r.ouis.
(ioveruur Htone Name Itfessrs IIurTey.
Wood and Kusscll,
Jefferson City, JIo., April 2) -(Special,)
Governor Stone, this morning, actlne un
der the recently enacted St. I.011U Judiciary
law, appointed Thomas IJ. Harvey a crim
inal Judge at St. Louis, and ex-Attorney
General John 11. Wood and Thomas A.
Russell, clicult Judges. The overworked
condition of tho St. Louis courts Is re
sponsible for these additions.
lletrard for ex-Collectur Hall.
St. Joseph, Mo., April 23. (Special.) The
county court to-duy offered a reward of
J30O for the arrest of George Hall. Jr., the
defaulting ltuclianan county collector.
Sheriff Andrlauo jecelyed u telegium from
the superintendent of 11 detective agency
at Los Angeles. I'al., asking- if theiu was
a reward for Hull's airesi. The court at
once made an order authorizing a reward
of 1300 and the sheriff telegraphed the
authorities there to arrest and hold Hall
until the sheriff can reach. California.
.MiHsoritt Minimal oiis talk .v tin:
SOME Of-THEM WANT TO FIGHT,
.KNATOIt DltAV I.OMIS I OK A -lllltSION
UN I.IJO's ('AI'l)At, AI'ri'.NDAOi:.
THE SENATE ELECTION BILL,
wn.t. in: t oNsiiii:iti:ti io-hav
ami riioitAiiLV r.ssi:i.
llnli.e lllll No. I Via. ICcid for the
llr.t 'llin In the srimli. IV.tcr-
day mid 11 IIHI Atipr.iprbitlnt;
.Motley for I'ny of .Mrtubers
nnd l.'iiiplnf-s l'aeit.
JclTerpnu City, Alo , April 20. (Special.)
lloc.iii.e of tho ab"euce ot Senators lllo.l
soe. (ioudykoontz nnil .Morrlssey this after
noon, no attempt was tn.iilp b the Demo
crats to take up their election bill. To-mor-tow-
they will probably pass It as a substi
tute for bouse bill No. t, and send It Into
the houso. ltotb houo and somite spent the
greater part of the uftet noon's session In
discussing resolutions, declaring It to be
the bcnsc of tho getifriil assembly that this
government adhele to the .Momou doctrine
In tho Nlc.iriiKii.in alf.ilr.
In the senate this resolution gave exctifo
for a great display ot patriotism and some
little humor. In both bodies they were re
ferred to the committee on federal rela
tions. When the senate convened nt 3 o'clock.
Senator Mutt, of St. Louis. Introduced iwtl
tlous rrom twenty-. even trades unions In
that city, asking for the passive,,. uf the
fellow servants bill. Including thu llrewers'
I'tilon, thu Urolhcrhuod of Locomotive Ln
gliieers, the Carpenters' Union, the Jlorso
shoeis' I'tilon and the IVople's party propa
ganda. -Most ot them vv.iuttd a law apply
ing to railroads. Senator Lyman mows!
thai the be returned to the sen.itor who
presented them. It was argued that most
of the communications were pirsomil com
munications to Senator .Mott, ami were not
adillessed to 'the senate.
It was llnallv decided to refer the cotn
nranlcatlons adilies.cd to the senate to th"
committee on labor, thu oihets back to
Snator Seeher offered a resolution de
el.ulng It to be the sense of the senate that
this government ndhuc to the .Monroe doc
trine in the Nlcarnguan matter.
Senator Vcager opposed the resolution on
the ground that It was Improper matter for
the senate to take up.
Senatots Haskett and I.vnrtn favored It.
.Air. Lyimn .tld the action ot (I teat Jlrlt
nln In seizing the port of Corlnto was ,1
menace to this country, lie had talked
with a congiessinan. who was well versed
In International affairs, regaidlng the Nlca
lagu.in matter, 11ml that man had said he
feared serious trouble.
Senator Cinv was in favor of twisting the
rirltlsh lion's tail and clamming the .Mon
roe doctrine down hU throat about four
times a day.
Dr. Tunnell did not think there was any
thing In the resolution from "start to 1I11
lh;" tin1 p-'ople of Nli-iragu.i went bare
footed all the year ainuiid and did not
wear enough clothes to cover nn old
rooster; In fact, did not amount to any
thing. Dr. Tunnell said he would not enrp If
Dnsland "blew up" Corlnto.
Senator Kennlsh made a strong plea In
favor of th resolution
Dr. Tunnell again rldh tiled tho sugges.
lion. He thought It would be well tn
amend by Instructing the adjutant general
to pnlMi up hU guns and hat-pen his cut
An amusing eolloipiv between Senators
Set tier and Tunnell followed. Seeber said
nnn-sombatants should nn- talk. Tunnell
promptly agteed to walk side by side with
the senator fiotn Adair to Nicaragua.
Sen 1 tor l'owers said' "HnRland's action
In coveting Corlnto with her guns was a
Senator ILurlson talked ot "tawny
Davidson, of Harrison, piesented a reso
lution ptovldlng for ptlntlng all petitions
icl.itlng to the fellow servants bill After
considerable dlscu-slon. It iwis Indefinitely
House bill No. 1, the elertlon bill, was
read 11 first time The appropriation bill
for the pav of members and employes was
pissed and the senate adjourned.
THE SCHOOL" TEXTB00K LAW.
New Legislation Needed llcfore the Pres
ent Ciiiilr.icl With the Publishers lli
plres (Jovernor stone's lews.
Jefferson Oily. Mo.. Aptll S5, - (Special.)
Governor Stone this morning dei lined to
.state whether or not he would send to the
general assembly a supplemental message
concerning the school text book law. That
theie Is need ot legislation on this subject
thete can be no doubt.
llv an act appiovcd April I, lVtl, a com
mission of live was created to select books
for the public schools of tho stale, and to
contract for their publication. It also made
It unlawful for any public school to use
any other than the books so selected. Tho
supeilntendent of public Instruction was
an e-otllclo member of the board, and tho
gov ei nor appoint! d Judge Norton, of I'latto
county; T. .1. l.engle, of Henry; I'. S. Hall,
of ltandolph, nnd I'rofessor Osboine, of the
normal school at Warrensburg, to act with
him. The tnmmlsslon was to contlnun llvn
jeuis, and Its contiacts with tho publish
ing house or bouses were to explio at that
Tho law made no provision for the con
tinuance of the commission whatever. Imm
inent authority says iovernoi Stone has no
power to ic.ippolnt or to appoint new ineiu
beis. Mr. Hall resigned from tho boanl
some years ago. Mr. Lenglu icslgned tc
cently. although bis resignation has not
Now, this Is the position In which the
state of Missouri llnils herself: April A,
ISM. the school commission becomes 11 thing
of tho past; Its contract with the publish
ing bouse, by which the price Is fixed, be
comes null unci old, and yet there will re
main upon the statute books a law mak
ing It Illegal to list) any books not nre
scilbcd In this conduct In uny public school
of the state. .,,,,, ,
Surely this law Is fearfully nnd wonder
In the event nf tho failure nf Ihls extra
session to pass an act enabling the ap
pointment of number commission, ivhit Is
to prevent the publishing houses from
raising the prices of text books and yet
compel their use.' .
Governor Stone sent a special message to
the regular session calling its attention
to this condition nf nftalis, but practically
no heed was paid to him. It was stutcd
by a man considered wise In these parts
this morning that, should thu governor
send In a supplemental message, he would
bear such a howl as he never beard be
foie. This wlso man did not explain the
whys and wherefores of tho bow), but lie
"lu my opinion the Jesuit would be the
passage ot an act making the superin
tendent of schools ex-oillclo chairman, nnd
enabling the speaker or the bouse and the
lieutenant governor to appoint tho others
that Is, one each, reduclni; the number f
the commission to three."
This statement was repeated to Governor
Stone. Ho smiled one of his significant
smiles and remarked that that would Bult
blm exactly. He cared nothing about mak
ing the appointments, he said; in fact, he
would bo pleased to be relieved of the
task, t-roin a political sianupoini utile Is
to be gulued in these appointments, as the
..nmiiiUsioneis serve without ti.iv. hut
Is an oniiO:
there la uu opportunity for the corrupt use
of money in letting the contiacts. There
ui It will be remetnbeied. a scandal cnn.
nected with the letting of the contract In
1VJ1, but the high character of the men of
the commission served to allay suspicion.
Itin-KESKNTATIVK ATKINS JJYICD.
Tho Member From Webster County Klclted
lie House's Hl.ll-illtlrs.
Jefferson City, Mo., April W.-(Sptial.)
Scott Atkins, the member from Webster,
created a wild sensation in Hie html Ms
afternoon, and U now in kcsluslon. AVc,
Mr. Atklnn lcfl .ft-fTi pum Clly List rrii'ny
be was a respectable lookln.? ln.1'1 of the
gentleman farmer tjpe. Ills h.ilr, uifstachc
mid beard were of 11 study 11r.1v. To dav
liH 1 1 .11 r Is unchailitril 1 1 hue, but his
whlket nrp Jet bla-k. Ills chnfued np
I'diriincr ci pitted -iilrli 11 I until that Mr.
Atkins, trying to look imconsrlniis, hur
ried to lh" cloak room, and they l-uvp no!
seen him since.
a hank iiomiKit .Htntritmr.D.
liLteml nf (lettlntr Citsli lln Krrrtvnl n
L'hcik--rrnm n ruiol.
Duhiiitip, In,, April sn.A. xlrangpr
w.ilki.l Into thp Iowa Trust nnd Savings
bank -to-day nnd stepped up lo the counter
behind which the funds for the day's life
were piled mid struck tho window nllh n.
small hammer that he carried, tvl(h the ev
ident Intention of grabbing thu funds and
escaping before- the cniplovis had recov
ered from their surprlsp. Teller Muurler
Itrown was standing nenr and ns tho win
dow broke- he took In the situation nt once.
Seining a revolver, lip tired lit the man,
tho ball taking pffect in tho he.nl. Thp rob.
her Is seriously hut noi dangerously wound
ed, nnd Is now under arrest.
IILAL'K i:Vi; Milt llltl'.IIILNTIIAU
ThP MntP Auditor Ilerllllrs In Allow the
t'ouiiiiUslniivr'4 Lxpeuse Airount.
Topek.t, Kas., April U. (Special Acting
miilcr tho Instructions of Governor Morrill,
Slate Auditor Colo has declined to allow
the ppctisp nccountof Hank Commissioner
Ilrcldeutlial, on the ground (hat be Is not
the legal oinccr, bill Is usurping the place
of Hank Commissioner Jnbos, trccntly ap.
pointed by Governor Morrill, ltreldeiith.il
talks' of going Into court for a mandamus
to compel the auditor to pay the account,
but he may not do It, ns a case Is now
pi tiding In the supremo court to determine
who Is entitled tn the oillce. Tho expense
account amounted lo K-'i.l.",.
PROFITS OF CATTLE KILLING.
AHMOUll CO. JtAKi; A STATK.MI1NT
or Tiiiint i:ai:ni.n(1s.
Tour Lxhlhlts Are Made, Shotting n l.osrt
In .some Instances and lu Others it
Very tninl! I'rnllt I'cr Head.
Washington, April :!. Mr. n. J. Mariln,
of Armour .t Co., Chicago, to-day sub
mitted to Secretary Morion a sworn state
ment of the profits and Iost.es of Armour
& Co.'s beef nnd slaughter business fur
tho past sixteen months. It consists ot
four exhibits. The first shows tho re
sults on 1.11,720 cattle slaughtered and mar
keted during the year ending November
3, 1VJI. The live weight was 479.917.M0
pounds; dtessed, Ml, IIS, 4 10 pounds, ot the
average cost, 5.0::C1; total cost, )17.:.'.i)lt;.
To this Is added cost ot Iibor, salaries,
etc., $;P,s010. The lecelpts from the offal,
fat and hides are deducted and, after taking
out 10 per cent for depreciation and J."S,il
for bad debts, the loss Is given for the
j ear as J7.I.-2.10. or an average loss per
head of 17.1 cents.
The second exhibit shows the tesults on
.11,311 cattle dm lug November and Decem
ber. Js.il, The weight nf these was Live,
5i,7IS, l'l pounds, dressed, tJ,7o;i, 1 1.' pounds;
average tost, It. (Mb:; total cost, .',1S7,SS1.
Labor, salaries, etc., are placed at J'.i'i.lti-.'.
Against this Is credited $li..VJ01 for offal. fat.
hides, etc. The total loss Is placed at
I1.11S, or loss per head of 1C..7 cents.
The third abstract gives the tesults on
fiiV.ih cattle slaughtered and marketed dur
ing January und I'ebriinry of the present
jeai. Their live weight was I..',sl3.i;il
pounds; dressed, .1I,3!W,SK! pounds, and the
verage cost, J-tiTAI; total tost, with labor,
i.alarlcs, etc., Cl,fAS,n,J .The receipts from
cheek meats, hearts, tallow, hhlt-s etc..
arc deducted and the net gain was JSi.TJti.
1.-..1S cents per head. The depredation and
bad debts are estimated on the basis of
those for 1S9I.
The last abstract shows the results on
4l,:ijS cattle slaughtered and marketed din
ing the peilod from Kebru.iry 21 to April
31, last. Their llv.- weight was h.v.ll.Vi.:
pounds; the dressed, .7.i'3,n72 pounds, uvei
age cost, .aif". and total isist, includlng
labor. etc., $2,:ili.'Js.:i Deductions arc made
on account of the sale of cheek meats,
hearts. livers, etc , tallow and hides and
the beef was sold at a net gall, of $9,3!,
or '21 cents per head.
Speaking or this statement, Mr. Martin
said: "The showing is poor, but all par
ties who are -nisted know the diessed beef
business had to stand more than Its share
of commeiclal hardships the past two
yeais. During lk'U cattle were lahly plen
tiful, and the b'-ef slaughterers pushed
the buslnpss 10 the utmost, each trying
to out-vie the other lu the manufacture
ot dressed beef and the opening ot blanch
.t ihe i:asteiu matkets. which are the
ptiiiclp.il outlets, tin public 1110 short of
both money and work and diagged the
pilces of diessed beet down to the lowest
possible point, and as diessed beet cannot
bo held any more than Iresh tlsb, they got
It very cheaply. At the Hist of the vear
It became appaicut that tattle were sbnit
and beef slaughterers weie obliged to put
their dellveiv houses m shorter coinmls
slaus. Cattle and beef began to ndvnnie
slowly, culminating in Apill. when llvu
cattle wete, on the average, J1.G0 per bun
dled higher than III Januaiy.
Itetalleis became excited und pushed
their pikes up, fearful that the advance
would continue, and their next supply cost
them mom money. This caused consump
tion lo fall off, and Immisllatelv diessed
beef and cattle broke slmiplv during the
second week 111 April. One thing the peo
ple could not undeistand was why dressed
beef should advance mine inpidly than
live cattle. The reason for this Is tho value
rf the hides, horns und offal from a Hteer
costing 3 cents pel pound Is applied to ic
duce tho price of the dtessed. If c.ttllo
udvnnce 11 cent or two on the hundred the
nlf.il does not catch tho advance. Tho
horns, guts, blood, tallow, hides und fer
tlllzeis sympathize only lifter a long ud
vnnce and the credit applied to reduce the
cost of a S cent steer Is no more than lu
the case of a 3 cent steer, Tho same holds
true with tho retail butcher who buys n
caicass of dressed beef. Ho can get no
more for Ids bones nnd scraps and co.11 so
meats, which me hugely In excess of the
lnlu and ribs, than he timid when dtessed
beef was a cent or two cheaper, conso
niiently he advances the pi ice of tho "I
per cent of line meat In the carcass nnd
which the people who call afford will have,
enough to save I1I111 from loss, while the
less fortunate, whose pluses do not per
mit them to Indulge their tastes, pass by
without buying If the price of coarser
ments Is 1 .datively advanced. The talk
that the wholesale slaughteicrs have or do
manipulate or control prltes nf live cattle
or diessed beef Is silly ami will not bo
ci edited by any pet sou who studies the
uucstlon. Armour ifc Co. own no cattle nn
tho plains and gain nothing by tho advance
In cattle. They buy lu competition with
over n' others who slaughter locally, or lu
the inherent cities, or export llielr pur
chases, and Aimoiir & Co. sell lu com
petition with other large slaughterers lit
Toledo, Cleveland, Pittsburg-. Detroit. 1'hll
adelpbia. llaltlmoie. New Votk. tlulfalo.
etc, Ue and also In competition with
lieurly n dozen dressed beef shipped. The
truo ipnson for this advance In cattle Is
contained in the market report ot Clay,
Itoblnson & Co.. of the '.'71 h."
htntk Yurils Uninfected.
Topeka, Kas., April 29. (Special.) J. W.
Moore, secretary of the state live stock
board, has returned from Dodge City, where
he disinfected the Santa l-'e stock j arils.
The cattle which weie In quarantine there
had been biought In from Arizona after
thu law went Into effect Febriuiy 1, Mr,
Moore goes to Parsons to-morrow to dis
infect the ''Kilty" arils there. In which
some Mexican cattle have byen In quaran.
tine, The state board will hold a meet
ing at thu &tock yards In Kansas City to.
Cougreiauiuu llltt It No Wane.
Washington, April 29. The condition of
Representative llltt to-night shows but lit.
tie change from that of vesterday and last
night. The brain symptoms are piobably
a little more encouraging, und his mind Is
clearer, Hxtreme weakness and feeble
ness prevail and the worst Is feared.
itepreseutatlve Coggsvvell, of Mississippi,
vvus not so well to-day, but his physician
reports that the patient Is holding his own.
Stabbed to Death With u Pitchfork.
Louisville, Ky April 29. A special to the
Courler-Journul from Jlrlstol, Teun., says;
Mrs. Martha Wallen. of lllac-kwatcr, Va.,
stabbed Mis. Lane Wallace to death with
a pitchfork. The murder was the outcome
ot Jealousy on, the part of Mrs. Wallen.
whoso husband appears to have been
pxing too much attention to the niurdeied
wg an. iltr husband has fled the country.
THIS SETTLES IT.
tlLNCItAL sAI.CPIM) Vll.Ss , (IKLAT
MtM-OltV OMIlt (THAN ltllllLl.s.
MACEO'S FORCE PUT TO ROUT,
tiii: ri.r.i'.i.Mi ixspikilms taki:
ki:i rot: in nit: moiimalss.
GARZ0N WAS ALSO DEFEATED.
in: Nttri'iuir.ii iu:.vvv loss in uii.ixii,
WOPMILI) AM) PltlMI.MIlts.
This Attltlly on the Part nf ftruernl
Campus Indicate. 11 Speedy Omtnfull
nf the Ciihitu Itetniiltlnu Gent-rill
t'llllejit's Itllle Wits
Havana, April 29. General Snlcedo, com
iniiudpr ot the Spanish troops operating
ngalnst Geneial Maeco, the Insurgent lead
er, has won a gieat victory. He attneked
Maceo's fore, s at I'arra lluco. After a
severe engagement, dining which the Span
lards fought br.tvcly.the government forces
were vlctoilous, completely routing the In
surgents, The survlvom of Mnceo's com
mund were dispersed and have sought ref
uge In the mountains, The Insnigent band
commanded by General Garron has also
been completely defented, with gteat loss
In killed, wounded and prisoners.
All the orders given by Captain General
Martinez do Campos slnco he assumed con
trol In Cuba would lead the ordinary ob
server to believe that thete has been great
laxity In tho ndmlulstiutlnu of the war
department by Geneial CalleJ.i, the captain
genet al whom be supeiseded, and s now
on his way back to Spain, liven the sani
tary service, so essential III time, of war,
stuTcreil greatly ,froni nt gleet. It Is be
lieved that Do Campos will discern that
the rebellion could have been prevented
If pioper piecautlnns had been taken in
time. Happily, the activity ot the new
captain general lu the direction ot a gen
eral plan of campaign ngalnst the Insurg
ents will, It Is expected, soon pi oil lice a
VEST'S SILVER CONVENTION.
I lie Senntur Propose tn llntn It .Meet duly
I Next, Probably nt s,.,.,.,,
Washington, Aptll 29. (Special ) Accord
ing to Senator Vest's plan, If the state
cetttiiil Democratic committee of Missouri
refuses to call a convention to deed. 11 e on
the silver ipicstlon, .1 state convention
made up of sllvir delegates Is to meet on
the l-'oiuth nt Julv. The place for holding
sin It convention has not vet been decided,
but It Is believed that Sedalla will be se
lei led. Sen.itor Vest and his filends do
not exp.'ct the stnte central committee
In call a convention for the renson that
cx-tiovernor 1'i.incis will be against it
and tunttol the committee. This being
their opinion, the plan for a convention
of delegates' elected at mass meetings,
where the county central committee will
not act. is being discussed with the ex
pectation of canylng It out.
THREE MEN BURNED TO DEATH.
One or 'I hem Whs xi k VV II li Tjpliolil IVver
and Hud In lie Alimiilmiiil.
Pittsburg, Pa, Apill 21 A frame dwell
ing own. d bj I lent y Snvder, In the Ka.st
end, mid oe. upleil by Samuel Weaver and
his family, binned last night. Weaver was
very ill with typhoid fever and was known
to havi perished, but to-daj his Ujdy and
that of 1'rederick Snvder, son of the owner
ot the building, wile rci overeil fiotn the
building. The bod of William .Mitchell,
.i(fd 3.'. the nur-e attending .Mr. Weaver,
was recoviied later, making the third fa
tality, while Mrs. Weaver Is lu a ciltlcul
condition from burns and fright
The lire started 111 an adjoining house
and soon .'ouuuiinlcated to the Snyder
building. .Mrs. Weaver Is the mother of
a 2-das-oIrl bihy and she and the child
wen leseueil with gteat dlltlciiliy. A num
ber of men 1.111 tu the ie.s,.i,. of Weaver
mid carried him part was out, when they
lild him on .1 cot nnd continued their
Journey. The man who was at tin head of
the cot was walking backwutds and was
foiced against a tabic nu which a lump
was binning. The lamp was thrown to the
floor, setting fire to the carpet.
At this Instant an outside pori li, which
was buiultig. gave way and swung against
a door. The door icll in and .1 mass of
burning wood lollowed it. some nf it fall
ing on Weaver's body and the men around
hln The cot could not be tnuved and the
r. sellers were forced to leave the invalid
and run for tlulr own safety.
Tho fate of joting Snydet and the nurse
was not known until to-day The nurse,
Mltclull. had stayed with his patient lu
hopes of saving him and li.nl thus sacrl
Heed his own life. Tho money loss by the
lire was JlO.Oiy).
A SENSATIONAL RESOLUTION.
Itev. l'rank Trri'll throws it llouibshell In
the llvangcllcill Alll.iiu e at M. I.nuls.
St. L011I3, JIo., April 21. The llvangellcal
Alliance held un exciting session to.1l.1y,
caused by tho Introduction b the Hev
Krank Tirrell of a proposed legislative cn
nctmrnt providing for a commission of live,
two of whom shall lie women, to visit and
Investigate, by force, if necessary, all In
stltutlons, religious and eleeuioysnaiy, such
as asvluius, nurseries, convents and moiius
terles, wheio p.-lsous could be cotillned
against their will: lu fact, nil educational
Institutions not under the direct control of
the state. The picimhle slates:
"I'or many yeats helpless women and
gills (by collusion of the chief of police, the
police board of. St. Louis mid the niauugcis
cif the House of tho Good Shephenli, have
been HUgally. cruelly and without due
process of law, iiitaiceialed, deprived uf
their liberty and reduced to ,1 condition of
slavery, lu a prison house not lecoguUed by
law. U., the house of the Good Hlii-p.
After an energetic discussion, the matter
was laid over until next meeting,
now rou .mil hoiisi:hoi.)KIi.
Tho Inventlgatlon t'niiiinltl, e V ill luckle
the PupillUI's fuse Tn-da.
Topeka, Kus April 29. (Special.) The
Investigation nf State Senator Householder
will open to-moiiovv morning before the
legislative committee which has been look,
lug Into the affairs nf the Topeka Insane
asylum. Senutor Tnggcrt takes the pluce
of Senator Carpenter, us chairman of the
lomtnlttee. A lurgo number of witnesses
have been subpoenaed by both sides and
the testimony, Is expected to be dtcldcdly
A HAD WlIlllHNtt (JfcKK.MONV.
Au Puiporla Lady Marries tier llilrutheil
I'erli.ps on Her Death lied.
Kmporla, Kas., April 19. (Special.) Miss
Anna Urquhardt, who wus thrown from .1
buggy last evening, and whose recovery Is
a matter of doubt, was this morning mar
ried to I'rofessor W, O. Shnms. They were
to have been married a month from now,
they being teachers In the same school,
but, on account of the sad accident and her
desire to become his wife, the ceremony
was decided upon.
Guthrie, O. T.. April 29. (Special.) The
Oklahoma Cougicgatlouul Association ad
Journed to-day to meet next year at King
fisher. W. 11. Campbell, of Orlando, was
elected moderator, und Rev. H. Fester, of
I'erklnt, re. fleeted clerk. Rev. J. V. itives
luls been le nled nl I'.iwhpp nnd Morrison 1
IIpv. Itlcl' ,rd Harper, who has done the
most sticepsufnl work In the territory nt
Oklahoma city, will gn lo Darlington In
work among the Clievenne nnd Arapahoe
Lilians, Hev, L. .1. Parker, of West limit
rbj church, Is ierrltnrl.il evangelist, and II.
A Gates goes tn West tliilhrle Tie a".
rlallnn has I line women mlnltPis, Mrs. I.
C. Chlil, Mrs, Twyford mid Mrs. Moltatt.
RUSSIA IS GETTING READY,
Mix Is Mnhltli lug Her Tories In He Pre.
pared lu ('imp nf a War Vlltli .liipuii.
London, April ,X A dispatch to the
Times from St. IVtersliitri: sujs that Ihe
inllllmy and navy nttlclitls are making
evety picpiuntloti fnr mobilizing the foiccs
In case the necessity should ntlse. At
laugemetits me also being made for the
transportation ot tho forres.
London, Aptll 29 The Associated Press
lcains tin good authority Japan will rrply
tn llttsslnii, Herman und I'ntich ptotests
within a rew d.i.vs,
London, Aptll ri. The Times to-morrow
will publish n dispatch f 11,111 Kobe snv Inu
tile lltissluu utnl Herman ministers left
Toklo ror Kolio .vesterday. It Is supposed
they Intend tu seek au Interview with
Count Ho, the president nf the Japanese
council nf ministers, mid with Viscount
Mutsu, the Japanese minister of foreign
ufTnlrs. The French minister Is nlso ex
peeled here at the stitnr time.
The inlkadii has unhid at Vukota from
Tho Times correspondent In conclusion
says: "I learn, nillclally, that Tuesday's
grand celeliiutlnti of the 1, 100th iitinlveisary
of the founding nf Ytikotu has been post
poned ostensibly 011 the nccoiint uf the Ill
ness of the mikado. Hvldently tho situa
tion is gruvp."
llerlln, April 29. The North German Oa
rette defends the pollcv of Germany In the
far Hast, and accuses Gteat llrllnln nf In
cnnslsteucv lu having ut the beginning ot
the wur, Htipportid China, while Germany,
thtotighottt, counseled Japan to act with
inodenitlnn, The fact that (ierinuny tltids
heiself In harmony with France nnd Itus
sla, the North German Gazette adds, Is a
mntter nf congtnttilutlou ns a step In the
Inimitable mid open policy ot pcuco which
she pursues lu Hurope.
LOOKS WARLIKE AT CORINTO
MCAltAIHTAN TltOOI'S A III". VIIKV HIT
TLIt AGAINST Tilt: IIUITI.HII.
It Would Itcipilro but Little Inducement
for Them to I'lre Upon tho Kngllslt
Itbio duckets Cnnitlluto I'ndcr
(tiiaril ut Managua.
.Managua, Nicaragua, via Galveston,
April 29. The commander of the Nlcarn
gtian troops on r.l.u mainland of Nicaragua
reported at D o'clock this morning that the
Htltlsh flag was t Hying over tho publlo
buildings, of Corlnto and that the port re
mained In possession uf the Ilritlsh war
ships. Among the Nlcar.iguan troops and
populace the greatest excitement prevails
and. the feeling against Great llrlt.ilu is in
cieaslug In bitterness every hum. The Nlc
ar.1gu.1n troops are still massed along the
I'.iso Ci hallo, and It Is believed thej may
open fire on the lliltlsh should the latter
make an attempt to ctoss fiotn Corlmu
to the mainland behind it. Steps have
been taken to destt means of communica
tion -with the Interior should such tictlon be
found necessurj. The Ilritlsh consulate In
this city remains under guard, In view uf
the rioting and stone throwing which have
already occurred, and In anticipation of
further trouble. Some of the Huropnin
consuls heir uru using tlrclr good of
tices with the government ot .Nlc-aragl lu
an attempt to petsuade the lutter to submit
to Great IJritaln, pleading In silppott of
their urgunients the fact that thu United
Slates lias de-lerniltieil to remain neutral
and that Nicaragua Is helpless when op
posed to such a power us Great Hrltuln.
Although the Nlcnragu.in forces opposite
Corlnto an In cotuuitinlc-atloti with the
capital, actual telegraphic communication
with Corlnto remains interrupted and It is
thought likely there wilt be nu uttmept to
lcp.tlr the ulcgraph lines so long as the
Ilritlsh remain In possession of the port.
In spite of lepoits to the contrary, the
people of Nicaragua generally sustain tho
government lu the stand which it lias tak
en against Gie.it lliltaln, and although. In
all piohahllitv, Klc.ir.iKUi may be cum
pelled to pay the Indemnity demanded, It
Is believed that the trade of Great llrlt.ilu
with Nlcatagua and the other Central
Ameilcaii lepublbs will sulTtr lu conse
quence of the action of thu Ilritlsh tleet at
The lliltlsh squadron, Hear Admiral Ste
phenson (ommmidliig, .11 lived at Coilnto
nn April 2-.'. anil on the following day com
municated with the government of Nlca
iiigu.i. requiring compliance with the 1 1 1 It
Mi ultimatum demanding- the puv inetit of
over Jili'M) ,ih Indemnity for the expulsion
fiom Nituiagiiu ut the lliltlsh consular
agent at Hluellelds Mr. Hutch and other
Ilritlsh subjects, when the Nleai-agiian
government refused to comply with these
deintiiuls, the Ilritlsh on Saturday morning
ot copied Coirlnto In spite ot the protests
of tlie Nicaragua!! authorities, mid the
Hoops of Nlearngua retired fi-nni the isj
and of Con into ami occupied positions nu
the mainland, which positions are now be
ing strengthened and reinforced. The Itrll
lsh governor In command at Corriuto has
chin ge of the custom house, but, us the
Nlcuiaguan govcinmi lit has declared the
port closed It Is illltleult to see how he will
lie able to collect customs dues there.
A CnlupruiiiUe Suggested.
Managua, Nicaragua, April '.M. A proposi
tion uf coiupiomlse and liumi.-ill.-lto evacua
tion of Corlnto by the lliltlsh Is now undt r
loiisldeiatlnii between Washington, Lon
don, and ihe authorities here. The propo
sition embraces tho fuJUmlng essential
First Nicaragua Is lo pay J77,fiiO at Lon
don within two weeks.
Second The Ilritlsh forces 111 e lo be Im
mediately withdrawn fiom Coiluto without
wailing tor the two weeks to elapse.
Third A mixed uiinnils.slon of arbitration
Is to pass on the demands of Gnat llrlt
nln In excess of tho J77.5il claim, such com
mission to be constituted In 11 111, inner sat
Isfaetoiv to the Fiilted States and Nlcu
ngu.t. The fun-wolng ti rim It Is liellevid.
will be accented by President y.elty.t and
his cabinet It Is understood the suggestion
of settlement mine fiuni the Nlcuruguan
repieseutatlvn nt Washington, mid it Is
believed such an adjustment would be
agreeable to the Fnlted States mithorltles.
It Nicaragua's acceptance is given Ihe
Pinposllloii will be uiged on the London
lorelgn otllee, und It Is believed they will
.More OeluiliiiU Prum Ihiglaml.
Washington, April 29. Dr. Giumaii, Ni
caragua!! lulnlslci, was at the suile de
partment at II o'clock to-day. Ho had not,
up tn that time icceive-d additional advices
as to ihe situation at Curinto, and this fact
led to the belief that the status of the
lliltlsh occupation was unchanged.
It was stated here In-day that Great
Ilritain now probably would requite Nlciu.
iigtiii to pay not only the 01 lglu.il cash ilc
mund, but all the expenses Great llrlt.ilu
Is put tu In oc'ciipAluc- and holding Cm into,
und the expense uf such other steps us she
will take This will Include thu expenses
nf landing the men, the cost of main
tenance while oil land, and the many Inci
dental expenses nf taking possession of a
city. It Is said that the assembling of the
licet would not be Included, as these uru
usual and uticssary without refereuie tu
the locality of the ships,
MIUMI )i:.M IN HIS lllltNII lll.I,.
Charles Kill., Lit lug Near Nvo.ho llnphU,
Kits., Probably xinrilrred.
Hmporla, Kas., Aptll 29. (Special.)
Charles Kills, a farmer, near Neosho nap
ids, was found dead In his corntleld this
morning with a bullet hole In his side nnd
the pistol that made It Ivlnu; on the
ground near him, There Is some di ubt us
to whether It Is a murder or a mleliie,
the location of the wound, bivvever. Indi
cating that It Is u inuider. There sre also
rumors that he has been snot at sevtiul
Sir. I'rum Nut a Cuudldatr.
Topeka, Kas., April 29. (Special.) An.
other of the slateinukcts' balloons which
they have been legulaily sending up irom
Topeka exploded lu-ilay when Hon. Lit
Ciuui stated positively that he was not 11
candidate for waidcu of the penitential y,
Mclller Place auction at S18 Delaware
street to-day. i and b p. ni. Sec Whip
pla'a want ad.
Kansis Cur. Mo, April 30, 1A
77lerminrtfr lyfedi-nlau .1lalmiim, ; nvul.
Jo'iUtU let look for Hit xcdUhtr ( M rooter,
The May Sale.
There's activity in every tletiart
inettt in the store.
Alt preparing (or tile Great May
Sale, which begins)
We've already toltl you about the
quantities greater by far than in
any other May Sale we have over
held and add to the opportunity of
having tho greatest selection that
of buying at littler cost than ever
and yon have a combination that
il's about impossible to equal.
If you have a single purchase to
make, even though it bo a package
of pins, you'll he the loser if you
make the purchase before knowing
what the price in our May Sale will
be bear this in mind.
The detail particulars will be giv
en in to-day's papers.
"The Morning of the Crucifix
ion." That grand painting considered
by the finest art critics one of the
masterpieces of the century is now
on exhibition on the third floor.
There's not a person in this city but
who should see this painting. The
exhibition of it is All Art Event.
Never has there been exhibited
in this country a painting which at
tractcd such universal attention or
received such general praise.
The child the grown up person
'the old person will enjoy and be
profited by it.
On account of the enormous ex
pense connected with the exhibition
of this painting wo will charge a
nominal admission fee of
One of thu prettiest novelties for evtnlnit
and calling Is tho l-biilton Cleopatra.
Dressed Kid Glove, with Roman Pearl
billion and embroidered back, lu the jievr
s.-buttuu length Mousqiietalre Suede, In
the new Paris Gravs- and Pearl Tints.
$2.00 a Pair.
Ileynler 4-btitton Glace, wide embroidered
backs, large metal buttons, In thu delicate
tints, with black embroider) .
$2.00 a Pair.
l-lmtton Glace, wide embroiders, large
buttons, light tans, browns, icds, greens
$1.50 a Pair.
0-buttun Glace, lu opera shades
$1.50 a Pair.
4-bntton Glace, white, with bind, em
98c a Pair.
White Silk Gloves for the opera. 12 bu
ton length, extra heavy Milanese s- u
85c a Pa ir.
length ex'tr.t liea
white mid Lrcam
ir.-hutton length ex'tr.i heavy Milam se
Silk Gloves, white and urc.iin.
98c a Pair.
length extra beat
whlto mid 1 1 cam,
I'n-button length extra heavy Mll.inr o
Miic tiiovcs, wniio mm ileum,
$1.50 a Pair.
For the "Opera."
Will you need any Opera Gloves,
You know whore the most com.
plcte and best stocks arc.
OU.IxY, BIRD, TIIAYI-R & CO.,
MR. BURTON ON "CHUMPS."
'Ibo Abilene stitlesiiisii 1 .Kfilttl it Ills ltn
marks nt the Iteieul League
Topeka, Kas., April 20. (Special.) In
the coiitso of his speech nt tho recent
Hcptibllc.ui League, Hon, J. If. Hltrtoti
used the expression: "When tho otllco
.seeks it man It usually Units u chump,"
ninl the fi lends of Senator Luclen ll.ikcr
assumed that the icfetctico was intended
fur him und waxed very Indignant over
it. Juiiics F. Mickey, editor nf tho Osago
Fill, Ficas, has lecelvcd the follovvinif
let lei' Hum -Ml'. Hill ton:
"In answer tu your letter. I will say
I never thought of Senutor Huker whllu
I was 1 1 1 . t L 1 1 1 K my speech. 1 had lu
mini! thu demagogical cry of the Popu
list patty, and the long lino of imbecile i
ninniur their foundlings suggested thu
btaleineiit about chumps. Besides tho
initial It Is not applicable) tu Seiiitur
H.tkc-r. lln hail btcn 11 candidate for
foiiKicss jiniih iisTci ninl I supported him,
and I was for li tin for Kovcriuir biter on,
And after thu iintl-IIiirtuu caucus nom
inated linker ho went Into tho fjenornl
t'fiitc'iis and through ten ballots voted
and worked for himself. He was then
trying; Just as hanl to llnd tho otllco us
"This talk Is till done lo Injure mc and
to exclto ll.tkef und his, friends usaltist
me, Senator ll.ikev has too much K'm!
sense for that. He has been a Kreat
success us it lawyer und n business 111:111,
and I believe he will be a ureal success
as ti senator, J. It. IIUJITOX,"
'Ihe sixth Man Ijiitlied.
Louisville, Ky April 29. A special to the
Courier-Joutual from Montgomery, .Ma.,
sas: A special from Greenville, Ala., sajs
the sixth negro was lynched In Duller
county yesterday for the murder of young
Watts Murphy. Slit riff ll.irgalnes found
his body ytslerduy hanging to a tree lu the
neighborhood wheie the other live nil 11
weie Uni'hed last Sunday. He appealed
to have been dead for ut least a day. Thu
last victim Is btlleved to have been tho
man who struck the blow thai killed Mur
phy. Ills name Is unknown here.
Nutluuul lluuk Blatttrs.
Washington, April 29. (Special.) Tho
Metropolitan National, of Kansas City, was
to-day made icservn .igc-nt for the Consol
idated National, of Tucson, A. T.i First
National, of Kansas city, reserve geut
for the First National, of Pawnee 'ily,
Neb. A dividend of 3') per cent has, ecu
oidered paid lo the depositors of the V Ch
ita National, at Wlcblla,