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BY A ME OF 29 TO 10.
KANSAS SENATE IMIOHSES INITIA
TIVE AND REFERENDl'M.
PARTY LINES STRICTLY. DRAWN
ALL FOPS "WHIPPED INTO SLTPORT
OF THE MEASURE.
Debate on the Resolution Bordered
on the Sensatlunal Republican
Tcpcka, Kas., Feb. 11. (Special.) The
wnate wrestled for two hburs to-day with
tho initiative and referendum resolution,
and then, by a strict party vote, adopted
t. in. Ah.ia KrtfiiornH nn the sensational.
,3',-nator Young, the author of the rcso-l
lution. In speaking In favpr of Its ndop-J
tion. said that, all things governmental
were now too hidebound, and that the ten
dency of power and wealth to concentrate
was too great. Ho made the usual Fopu
llst buncombe' speech, "declaring that the
people should rale. He predicted if the
initiative and referendum were adopted It
would mark a new era jn Kansas. It
would tend to diminish the iower of the
IK-liticlans and increase the power of tho
lecple. He declared it would effectually
stop corruption and abolish the lobby.
Senator Lamb -made a strong speech
aguinst the resolution. He spoke of the
foundation upon which this government
rested; declared that It was the best en
earth aid ridiculed tho Ideas set forth in
the Initiative scheme. He declared that
not one person In ten in the Populist party
knew what it meant. Just because tho
idea had a couple of long words hung to
It. the Populists thought it -was all Tight
and "let her go at that." He asserted that
It meant a complete revolution in legisla
tion .and if adopted 'there would no longer
be any permanency of government. Tho
people would be swayed by the power and
magnetism of orators.. Ho said he was not
willing to confess that this, .government
'was a failure. He branded the, .statements
made by Young that legislators, weco cor
rupt as-' a public slander.
Member of the legislature were Just, as
honest as the men who sent them there;
a dishonest member had a dishonest con
stituency. The adoption of this system
Senator Lewelling spoke in favor ot the-
resolution, declaring mat ai wouiu -""5"
the errors of legislation and bring back the
government to the people. He, got oft that
old gag about this being a government by
injunction, where the big fish eat up. the
little ones. , ; . ," , ..
A vote was then ordered and during tho
roll call several members explained their
. T I T ..nhllna V, 'rTl T7 1 1 O'
votes, iiessiii. j(juuwiw ."', .Wi'
set the Populists wild bo declaring that,
the senate had been given a sample of in-,
ltlattvc and rcrerenouro. .mis unerjiuyu
when the Populist senators; wea driven
into caucus like sheep by the Initiator and
referendor and whipped, into. JJne to sup
port a measure which 'many of tnem had
publicly denounced.' He declared that It
was an outrage on the people for the Pop
ulists to drive their senators and repre
sentatives into the support of obnoxious
tirii9tinn bv nartv caucus. His remarks
were very stinging and seemed to hit 4the
Populists in a tender spot
Householder, Crossen, Jumper, Kmg
Young arid Ryan spoke in favor of the
measure in explaining their votes. Mat
thews spoke against it. He said that it
was a. scheme, pure and simple, for getting
a resubmission of the prohibitory-law. tind
that 'when ho voted -against it he believed
he voiced the sentiments ot all true pro
hibitions and church people of the state.
Ryan made a ridiculous' mistake in his
address, which caused ,rmich laughter.
Afte dej:riblng what this" would do hc'snld
Ahat it would Wot but such partisan poli
ties is were witnessed last falUwhen' "that
matchless man, Bryan: that friend of tho
downtrodden people. Teller, and tljat stur
dy young Southerner. Tom "Watson,- -went
arm in arm through tho campaign." After
lie had ben given tho equine -ha ha, he
discovered his mistake' and -changed the
name of Watson to Butlcr.-
Tho roll call then proceeded, and at, its
conclusion tho clerk announced 29 for' and
10 against the resolution. Johnson, Repub
lican, of Jefferson, was absent.
Tho Populists aro making the claim 'to
night that they will- muster up enough
votes in the house to. -carry through tho
initiative and referendum, resolution. While
a fen- of their number will oppose it, they
clHini to have secured a sufficient number
ot resubmission Republicans to give it the
required two-thirds majority.
Little Annie Diggs- Is highly elated over
the success of the measure in the senate
and the outlook for its. adoption in tho
house. To-night she said:
"The machinery of state has been seized
by the few and operated for their own
aggrandizement and enrichment. Under
the provisions of tho initiative and refer
endum popular will und popular volco may
bo restored and the cherished ideal of a
government by the people may become a
reality, bringing with it a restoration ot
patriotic devotion to a government in
which all qualified voters aro potent fac
tors." The Initiative and referendum resolution
provides that no public act shall take ef
fect or be in force until tho end of six
months from the close of tho session of tho
legislature at which it was passed, unless
otherwise directed by a vote of two-thirds
of the members of each house thereof; that
no act shall take effect or be In force at
the end of six months If 15 per cent of the
lectors of the state shall petition the sec
retary of state, within the said six months,
for the submission of fhe same to the elect
ors for their approval or rejection. Upon re
celvlngsuch petition, the secretary of state
snail suumit sucn act tt tne electors, ana.
whenever any such acts shall !be approved
by a majority of tho electors lot thestato
voting upon the same, it shall become valid
and operative from tho official canvass and
declaration of such vote.
AVhen 15 per cent of the electors of tho
state shall present a bill or proposition to
the secretary of state, ho shall submit such
bill or 'proposition to the electors for ap
proval or rejection at the next ensuing
general election. f
NEW SENATORIAL DISTRICTS.
Senate Committee Reports n Rill Re
apportioning the State for Sen
Topeka, Kas., Feb. 11. (Special.) Tho
senate committee on district apportionment
to-day reported a bill redtstricting the state
for senatorial purposes. If passed, the dis
tricts will be made up as follows: First
Hrown and Doniphan; Second Atchison
and Jackson; Third Douglas and Jcffer
win. Fourth Leavenworth: Fifth Wyan
dotte. Sixth Johnson and Miami: Seventh
- Linn and Anderson: Eighth Bourbon ;
Ninth Crawford: Tenth Cherokee; Elev
enth Labette; Twelfth Montgomery and
Chautauqua: Thirteenth Woodson, Wil
son nnd Elk; Fourteenth Neosho and
Allen Fifteenth Franklin and Coffey;
Kl tctnth Osage; Seventeenth Shawnee;
Eighteenth Jackson and Nemaha; Nine
teenthMarshall; Twentieth Riley and
Pottawatomie; Twenty-.Irst Morris. Geary
and Wabaunsee: Twenty-second Lyon
and Greenwood; Twenty-third "Butler and
chase; Twenty-fourth Cowley; Twenty
lirth Sumner: Twenty-sixth Sedgwick:
Tw(nty-?evcnth Harvey and Marion;
Twenty-eighth ilcKberson .and Sailna;
Twenty-ninth Ottawa and Dickinson;
Thirtieth Washington and Clay: Thlrty
lirsl Cloud and Republic: Thirty-second
Jewell and Mitchell; Thirty-third Ells
worth. Lincoln. Osborne and Russell:
Thirty-fourth Barton, Rice and Stafford:
Thirty-fifth Klngmapr-'Ueno and Pratt:
Thirty-Klxth Harper. 'Barber. Comanche,
Chirk. Meade. Ford, Gray, Kiowa. Haskell,
and Seward; Thirty-seventh Edwards,
Pawnee.- Rush, Ness.' Hodgeman. Lane.
Scott. Finney. Kcnroy. Hnmllton. Stanton,
Grant. Morton and Stevens: Thirty-eighth
Ellis. Rooks, Trego, Graham. Sheridan
and Gove: Thtrty-nlnth Smith, Phillips
and Jvorton: Fortieth Decatur. Rawlins.
Cho'enne Sherman. -Thomas, Wallace, Lo
gan. Greeley and Wichita.
Rill Carryings an AsTRTrccntc of 1047,-
or.N Recommended by the Srnntc
Topeka, Kas.. Feb. il. (Special.) Appro
priations amounting to $M",KB were recom
mended by the senate committee on ways
and means to-day. The appropriations for
the state Institutions are for the. fiscal
yc::rs ending June 3, 1S9S. and Juno. 30. 1H3,
and are aa follows: Insane asylum at Tope
ka. each year, JU0.Safi; Ji'u-anc asiyjura at
Orwittomlc. each yar. -J1MJWU Institution
for lha blind at Jtausas City, KaS.. car.h
vcar. $20,000; Industrial school for girls at
Beloit, each year, $2,425. with an additional
appropriation of 53,300 for a new detached
college .and new equipment. Other., appro
priations are: Deficiency in state agricult
ural college f ;updv. $10,000; state geological
s,urveya-durlng the next two years-Jind for
printing- reports" of such surveys. JS.W; to
procure a marble bust of the late ex-Governor
Charles Robinson, to bo placed In tho
state university, $1,000. '
In addition to the above appropriations,
the committee recommended that bonds to
the amount of $212,000 be Issued for the pur
pose of funding the state bonds which come
due July 1. 18S7. and July 1. 1SS. The bonds
so issued are to be In the amount of $1,000
each, to 'bear interest at the rate of 4 per
cent periannum, and are to be sold to tho
permanent school fund. The bonds will bo
payable in twenty years from dato of is
sue? SENATE PASSES SIX BILLS.
Antl-OIeo and Building; null Loan -Association
Measures Anions the
j - i . . .
Tnneka. Kas.. Feb. 11. (bpeciai.j vino
senate to-day passed the following bilk:
To remove political disabilities of ex-Confederate
soldiers; to compel the trimming
of the hedge fences; to authorize graduates
of the law department of the state Uni
versity to be admitted to the practice of
law; to control building and loan associa
tions and put them under tho control ol the
state -bank 'commissioner; to prevent tho
sale of oleomargarine In Kansas; amend
ing the law in reference to tho registration
of pharmacists by increasing the fee to $1;
Harris" bill authorizing counties to sell by
judicial sale property bought in by it for
four years at tax sale.
Printing- Deficiency Hill Passes.
Topeka, Kas., Feb. ll.-(Speclal.) The
senate to-day passed a bill appropriating
J53.O00 to supply a deficiency of funds al
lowed to pay the fees of State Printer Hud
son. It occurs that the amount of money
In the state treasury available fcr such
fees was this amount short .of meeting
Hnnnn's Hlsb. lint Rill.
Topeka, Kas.. Feb. 1L (Special.) Han
T,n. hirh Vifit hill hin eone the rounds of a
half dozen senate committees, and to-night,
just beforo adjournment -was referred to,
the agricultural committee.
POPS PROVOKED TO WRATH.
Republicans L'se the Power Given
Them by the Rules to Obstruct
. . Legislation. ,
Topeka, .Kas., Feb. 11. (Special.) The
first omnibus of billsi introduced in the
house was wrecked .to-night. Its, contents
scattered, and the-Populists cast upon, the
rocks, angry and disconcerted. The mi
nority commenced nagging the majority by
raising the question ot no quorum, which
the speaker Ignored, at the suggestion of
Speaker Pro Tern Weilep. Roll call was
insisted upon, and a dragged-out calling of
the names empaled the committee and
cloak rooms. For an hour the daily jour
nal was read, until the patience of tho pa
rents' of local bills was'worn out. Then it
was that the fun commenced. It appears
Mr. Trueblood. for the Populists, and Mr.
Lobdell. lor the Republicans, had entered
into an agreement that no objections
should bo raised by the majority to omni
bussing local bills, which agreement Mr.
Lobdell failed to communicate to the mi-
TKfltt ttvn bills nn the calendar were
acquiesced in and then, as the list of titles
proceeaeu. uujct;.iui wb w ""
dozen or1 more had been passed over. Then
one ot the Populist brethren found his pet
irieasuro about to meet a like fate, when he
asked for a separate'roll call. By 'this time
the Republicans were ready to oppose any
ihlnir nnd everything- and bill after bill
went down 1n the -wre'ek until. In disgust,
tho majority adjourned the house', the only
thingrthey could' do. Speaker Street-came
down; from the stand, red faced and angry,
and with unusual vehemence declared that
not a bill, originating on the P.opubllcan
sldo should be passed. . Mr. Fairchlld, who
was in a tuneful mood.Jolned the song apd
said he hod always been fair, but Jrom this.
time on the minority" sh6uld feel the powT
of f hi mnlnrltv- nnrl that thev micht as
Tvell go home. Mr. Barkley declared hii
JiaiienCe lung SIIICU WUIH uut ilim Bttiu umu
lenceforth he was the eneray'orsall-iiian-
l-lnrt ori-ontlnir PAnilliSts. Ilr. DlnCUS'
thought tho tjmc had come trf.'cxercis'oj the;
power possessed and "do up" the.Repub-t
llcans. "If I .only knew -what to oo."
An Impromptu caucus- was held In the
center ot the hall, eac.li man endeavoring
to bo heard, all talking at. ones and all
reeking for tho solution of tho tangle Into
which thay had been drawn.. They were
helpless and became more angry uecauso
of their helplessness. Although only about
hall a dozen, witnesses .were present, part
of whom were ladjes, Siieaker Street or
dered the sergeant-at-arms to have his en
tire 'force present In tho morning andnot
open the doors until 8:50, and then .to re
fuse' admittance to any except those en-'
titled to the floor under the rules, and to
refuse .all passes.
As they cooled down, dozens "of plan
were offered nnd rejected, to. circumvent
the enemy. It was found that the major
ity had made tho rules and ,dld not .have
votes enough by ten to change them, so
the majority could rule. They ,tvI11 shut
off all .bills introduced by ..the minority
unless they can secure these ten votes un
der a promise to give tnem tncir.iocai mils,
when tho rules will be amended so at any
time the majority can rule. As the Repub
licans are like a herd of cattle In front of
a blizzard, without organization, they hope
to gather In the weak kneed ,or more anx
ious ones. Speaker Street and Mr. Fair
child, the Populist caucus leaders, who con
stitute the party In the house, declare they
will no longer permit the minority to stand
between tho suffering people and needed
police Taw repeal.
Kansas 1lone Pnsses the Hackbnscli
Bill br the Decisive Vote
of 07 to I'd.
Topeka, Kas., Feb. 11. (Special.) Tho
house to-day passed the Hackbusch bill
repealing the metropolitan police law. The
vote stood sixty-seven for and twenty-six
against Thirty-two members were ab
sent. The vote was as follows;
Ayes Aker. Barkley, Basgall, Bean, Ben
nett, Brooke, Brown of Greeley, Bucll,
Carr, Cassln, Conger. Crosby, Cubblson,
Davis. Dingus, Farrell, Felghner. Finney,
Foley. Giessler, Graves, Gray, Grimes,
Hackbusch. Hackney, Heckman. Heming
er, Hollembeak. Ingle, Irwin. Jackson of
Comanche, Jamleson, Jaqulns, Johnson of
Chase. Johnson of Labette. Johnson of
Nemaha. Jones, Kefcfer, Kelson, Lambert
of Lincoln. Lambert of Lvon, Looml3,
Marks. McGrath, McKeever. Merrill, Metz
ler. Moore, Montgomery. Muenzenmayer,
Outcalt. Palenske. Patton, Ravenscraft,
Rutlcdge, Seaton, Seaver, Smith of Brown,
Stevens, Stuart, Tapscott, Ury, Walters.
Wehrle. Weilep. Williams. AVrlght and
Speaker Street 7.
Nays Bacon. Barker. Clark, Dewltt. Ep
person. Fell. Fouts. Fulton. Gates. Gilles
Fle. Goodno, Henley. Hibner. Jacksion of
larvey, Larimer, Longley. Malin, McCar
thy. Mott, Poison, B,eed, Richards. Shouse.
Smith of Sherman, Stoner, Trueblood 2G.
CUBBIS0N ENTERS PROTEST.
Brands ns Knlse the Charsre That He
Got $500 for His. Pcnltcntinry
Topeka, Kas., Feb. D. (Special.) Repre
sentative Cubblson arose to a question '0t
personal privilege in tho house this
ing anil branded as a falsehood the state
ment In n Kansas City paper purporting to
be an Interview with Keefer. of Leaven
worth, in which the latter had stated tha
the AVyandotte member had received
frnm the Leavenworth coal combine to
make a talk on the penitentiary coal bill a
few days ago.
Keefer denied ever having made such a
remark and said the interview attriuuiea
to him was only the imagining cf a news
Speaker Pro Tern Weilep took the- part of
the newspaper man by stating thut Keeferl
nan loin mm practically tne same siur.
Keefer made no further denials and stood
hitched. Speaker Street appointed True
blood, ucissier ana i.amDen. oi .uincoin, as
a committee to investigate the charges
Two Edncntlonnl Bills.
Tnnpkn. Kas.. Tcb. 11. fSopclal.)
hmmp, committee on education has recom
mended for passage Barkley's bill placing
all standard colleges in the United State!
I on the same footing as the Kansas state
CUUCaLlUIl.lt lUCCtluviu.iO ill VLTlt:Ul-t2 IU )fl
amlnatlons. This same committee also fa- I
vorably recommended Lohdell's bill requir
ing county superintendents to have at
least two years' experience as a school
Jnmlcson's Convict Labor IIII!.y
Topeka, Kus.. Feb. ll. (Special.) Jamle-hon's-
convict labor bill lias been favorably
reported by the judiciary committee and is
very. likely to pass, the house. It provides
that no -goods of any description shall be
sold by the penitentiary oflicials for less
than it costs to manufacture them with
free labor. The contracting of men for
work is prohibited.
POPS WANT NO INQUIRY.
Vote. Down n Resolution Providing
for an Investigation of the
Topeka, Kas.. Feb. ll.-(Speclal.) Tho
Populists of the house to-day voted down
a resolution calling for an Investigation ot
the Populist way ot employing house and
committee help. Tho resolution .vas intro
duced by Jackson, of Harvey, Republican,
and askedthat a complete list of tho names
of house employes be prepared and the
authority by which they were appointed,
shown. The clerk had not finished reading
the last sentence until halt a dozen Populists-
jumped to their feet and moved to
postpone indellnitely action on the resolu
tion. The motion carried by a strict party
vote. The fact is that the'payroll of the
house is much larger than at any previous
session ot the legislature. Comnilttecs that
never have anything, to To have been sup
plied with clerks and. stenographers, and
beside the required number ot doorkeepers
there aro enough'addltiomil to guard every
TOBAR PAUPER CHILDREN.
House Committee on Charitable Insti
tutions Recommends n Hill for
Topeka, Kas., Feb. ll.-(Special.) The
committee on charitable Institutions in the
house to-day recommended for passage the
bill regulating the Importation of pauper
children into the state. It provides that
befcre any person or society shall nring
in any .such child for adoption purpos;:s a
$500 i bona shall be gtten to the l)bilt
judgofin the county In which said child is
to live to reimburse! the county for any
expense incurred in tho prosecution of any
criminal case wherein tho child is defend
ant The oblect of .this provision is to
prlvent the importation ot young crim
I'.'.. pmici Three Rills.
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Toneka. Kas., Feb. ,M.-lBpecnii.j
house T-to-duv passed, tho following bills:
To prevent "the leaving of hurning camp
llrTo exempt candidates for township
nfflnMf from filing statements of election
exllnSe Tlii , i&il1, of, Lincoln, bill
providing for tho recording o assignments
of real estate mortgages.
First Conie, First Served.
Topeka.' Kas.. Feb. ll.-(SpeclaU Jack
son of Harvey, Introduced a bill in the
house to-day to prevent discrimination in
the sending of -telegraph messages. Ho
wants'tho companies compelled to send all
messages in the order in which they are
filed. He excepts newspaper correspond
A Blow nt Ditch Irrigation.
Topeka, )Cas., Feb. 11. (Special.) Tho
Irrigation companies ot Western Kansas
will have to cease taKing water irom tne
Arkansas river if the Rutlidge bill, which
was favorably reported to-day, passes. It
prevents that stream being tapped for pur
poses of any Sclnd whatsoever.
nxcmptlcn Law Amendment.
Topeka, Kas.. Feb. 11 (Special.) .Repre
sentative Barker has introduced" a , bill
amending the exemption laws so that a
farmer can have exempted from execution
four .cows, instead of two. In order, to
equalize .this, he proposes to cut oft the
exemption on sheep.
Tnpscott's Irrigation Bond Rill.
Topeka, Kas., Feb. iL (Special.) Tho
bill of Tapscott, providing for the creation
of Irrigation districts- in-Western Kansas
and authorizing said districts to Issub bonds
to carry on Irrigation, has been irecom-monded'-for
passage by tho irrigation com
mittee, of the house. : 2
i : .
Topeka,-Kas., Feb. ' 11. (Special.) The
house Ispent a long timd this afternoon on
the bill -relating to the disorganization of
depopulated .school districts In Western
Kansas, and finally arranged it so that it
wiU pass tho house t,o-moi;row.
Limits Pawnbrokers' Rntes.
Topeka. Kas.. Feb. dl. (Special.)
Keefer bill, prohibiting pawnbrokers frpm
charging over 2A per cent a month on
chattels, was recommended for passage to
day "by the Judiciary committee.
Prlntins:..l''ees to Be tCnt.
Tnnolra JCns.. Feb. Ill (SdccIsI.) The
Taylor ofllf "reducing tho fees of state
printer 23 -per-cont, was passed- by the
bouse to-day by Unvote df SI to 16.
JUDGE. VANDIVERT IS D'OWN.
Senate-, and House BoUi Pass the Bill
, Abolishing' His Judicial
Topeka, Kas., Feb. -11. (Special.) The
senate and house to-day passed tho bill
abolishing Judge Vandivert's judicial dis
trict. The bill will go to the governor to
morrow and Fleeharty, the executive clerk,
says he will see that the governor signs It
immediately. It was Judge Vandlvert who
disbarred Fleeharty while the latter was
acting as assistant attorney In Pawnee
county. Fleeharty signed up somo cost
bills in violation of the law.
Judge Vandlvert said in regard to the
matter to-day: , ,
"The Pops havo my scalp to dangle at
thoir belts and I am not losing any sleep
about it. While they aro in the business of
punls-hing their opponents I am as deserv
ing of their attention as any man in Kansas.
1 have, spent my time and money freely
to rid the state of a political party that I
have conscientiously believed to be a
menace to good government. But they havo
Succeeded, and, having the power, f sup
pose 1 have no reason to complain ot their
K$TtM" matter is no surprise, and is
In Jio sense unexpected. I knew that it was
agreed upon before the election. The par
ties at tho bo' torn of the movement en
deavored to seil themselves to the Repub
lican party. They visited the state central
committee f and offered their votes and ln
n,nrpfop a m-Iee: but. when consulted
upon the matter. I convinced the commit
tee that they were not entitled to tho
price; and I also convinced the committee
that they were a pretty doubtful lot. and
that they would not stand hitched; that is
to say, that they did not till that high
standard ot manhood that would induce
them to stay boughL They accordingly
went home to carry out their original plan
of voting tho Pop ticket and receiving, in
consideration ot their votes, the active sup
port in this legislature against me of Lup
fer and Fell, the senator and representa
tive both residents of Pawnee county.
Thes men have not now, and never havo
had, anything personally against me. They
have both received manly treatment at my
hands; neither have they any reason to
complain of tho way In which I have con
ducted my official business. If they are cor
rectly Informed as to how It has been done,
unless Indeed, they have advanced to that
degree in the study of their peculiar sys
tem of political economy that they think
it is wrong to punish a thief. Hence I infe
that they are simply discharging an ante
"The fellows who are active In the move
ment to vacate my district are J. W. Rush
ri Thnmmnn Haun.
rhn iiHs!ntiire has aora
v.o inilhlrd and vagabond, so trief
just take my district and be damned.
win see iiitui "lie
Vie Mnrdock Out of Ofllcc.
Wichita, Kas., Feb. 11. (Special.) Vic
tor Murdock to-day turned over the ottice
ot clerk ot the appellate court to his suc
cessor. W. A. Ayers. a prominent young
attorney, who is also chairman ot the Pop
ulist county central committee.
Printing; Fund Exhausted.
Tpptkn. Kas., Feb. 11. (Special.). The
state executive council hits refused to Issue,
uny mor requisitions on the state printer
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FOR MEDICINAL USE
NO" FUSEL OIL
1 Will iid you, oil that
Persistent Hackiug , Cough
that lias made your Winters
Wretched. Try it and see.
Send for book to
DUFFY MALT WHISKEY CO.
Rochester, N. Y.
for work, on account ot there being no
funds In tho treasury to pay for It. The
senate to-day took action to relieve this
condition by passing a deficiency appropri
ation bill for $53,000. The house will likely
declare an emergency to-morrow und pass
the same bill.
Kansas Quarantine Rules.
Toneka. Kas.. Feb. 11. (Special.) Tho
state live stock sanitary commission has
been organized by the election of John I.
Brown, of Dolphos, chairman and' Frank
Welneshank, of Kingman, secretary. The
board is now in session considering the
quarantine regulations for the coming
vear. Gardner and Lowell townships, in
Cherokee county, will remain outside of
tho safe area, as ntipressnl.
Governor Lcedy Attends n Ball.
Topeka, Kas., Feb. 11. (Special.) Gov
ernor Leedy attended a bull last evening
given by tho Turner Verelns, and waltzed
several times with tho strawberry blonde.
THE OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE
LOWER HOUSE PASSES A MJM11EU OF
Aurora Ilorciills Railroad Resolution
Adopted "Woman Suffrage Rill
to Conic "Up Xfcxt "Week A
Short Council Session.
Guthrie, O. T., Feb. 11. (Special.) Tho
lower house was opened by its chaplain
begging God "not to allow this legislature
to act as had some of Its predecessors."
Ma,y'.s gambling bill, was recommended for
passage. It is calculated to prevent rather
than regulate. Council hilj, empowering
county commissioners to cprrect. assess
ment or tax rolls, but not permitting them
to equalize -taxe3 as between individuals,
passed the house. The house bill passed,
limiting official papers to those, haying
been published for fifty-two consecutive
weeks. House bills passed opening the
fiscal year on January 1, rather than July
1, forfeiting the sheriff's office and fining
hnn $100 in ca$e lie falls to Inform nil pris
oners that jali'breaklng is unlawful. The
State Agricultural Society's blir-on hunting
was wrestled over and referred back to
committee. Tho council's amendments to
tho house bill remitting certain taxes in
consideration of lake "construction and for
est growth werdconcurred in. In commit
tee ot.the. who!.. Mr. Speaker denounced;
the Graves chicken bill as- a burlesque,
and rules were 'ignored that It might be
killed. Graves was in earnest.
A resolution was passed that the house
select three, the council two und the gov
ernor two of a committee tp meet similar
committees from Kansas and Texas, tho
object being to better Gulf rates and final
ly build a north 'and south Interstate rail
road. The Kansas legislature has acted
and the Texas governor has just sent tho
legislature a strong message on tho sub
ject. This resolution's consideration led to
nn attempt to sidetrack the council's rali--road
bill in the house. Rose favored mak
ing all railroad measures .special for a fut
ure day. The Populists defeated this move
ment. It Is. however, agreed that this In
. tcrstatc plan may result in 'less stringent
Tho woman's rights bill was in order for
final vote. The town turned out. Miss
Mnrareto Reese, nsslstant principal of the
high school, and secretary of the Terri
torial Suffrage League, excused her girl
students and they filed Into tho legislative
tangle. Rose's motion that the suffrage
bill, along with others on elections and
franchise, bo mado a special order for
next Thursday, was carried. The lady vis
itors, crestfallen and forlorn, took their
sewing and went home. Among the 400
good and poor things said. Ferguson's
prayer that "the ballot should not be al
lowed to ruffle a single feather on thoso
plastic angels" was the best received. Ho
fitmly and politely roasted the female lob
by from Kansas.
Assemblyman Graves Introduced a house
concurrent resolution asking an Investiga
tion of the territorial treasury. It pio
vides for experts' who shall have tho pow
er to summon witnesses and tako testi
mony. It was sufficiently popular to sus
pend rules and.to to second reading l-y
a unanimous vote.
To Bryantzo the short grass country, a
bill was Introduced in tho .council chang
ing Woods to Bryan county. Tho council
passed two of Its own measures, also tho
house bill on Irrigation and tax exemption
for certain lake building and forest grow
ing. The council held no afternoon session,
its time being given up to the committee
on elections and tho committee on public
$858,000 T0J3E DISBURSED.
Payment 1o Be Made o-fbc Cherokee
Freedmcn nt Hnyrfefn, 'I, T.,
Washington. ' Feb. 11. (Special.) Pay
ment to tho -.Cherokee fr'ee'dmen will be
made at Hayden next Wednesday. The
sum to be disbursed Is $S5S,000, and the pay
ment will be superintended by Special
Agent Dixon. It will bo made by checks
on tho United States sub-treasury at St.
Louis. Secretary Lamont has Issued or
ders for a troop of cavalry to go to Hay
den and proservo order. Tho total num
ber of frecdmen to he paid Is 4,532, each
of whom must be Identified by two other
freedmen a3 tho right person tp whom the
money lsto be paid. Whether the protests
1 against Hayden will have any effect Is not
vet settled. Secretary Francis has given
m intimation that he will chango tho
U orary disbursing agency to Fort Gib
son as requested, and no other changu Is
Members of congress are being flooded
with telegrams from the Indian Terrltory
protesting against tho payment at HaydM,
as fixed by the secretary ot the interior,
and demanding that the .money be dis
bursed from a more accessible center.
These protests coipe from the participants
In the freedmen's payments and others in
terested. The designation of Hayden is
characterized as outrageous. The'basis of
the protests is that it has no accommo
dations, tho inclemency of tho weather, dis
tance and absenco of railroads resulting
in exposure and danger of robbery while
making the long overland journey. All
this could be avoided by payment at Fort
Gibson. Hayden is in the extreme north
west corner ot the Cherokee- nation, while
the neighborhood of Fort Gibson is more
thickly settled and accessible by railroad.
A $100,000 Fire In Ottnvrn.
Ottawa. Ontario. Feb. U. Fire is raging
in the Western Departmental block at
midnight, having been burning since 5
o'clock. The damage already is J100 000
with no Insurance. It is believed, the fire
can bo confined to the upper story ot tho
block. All the hydrants on the govern
mental ground were frozen and useless.
The City fire brigades, after the loss of
much time, succeeded In getting water on
Comanche, Tex., Dry Goods Failure.
Comanche. Tex.. Feb. 11. The Beeman
St. Clair Company and the Kansas. City
Dry Goods Company, firms Incorporated
by the same parties, have execute a gen.-
.t-i.ui u?iijwieni. viu u. o. xYiuHon ana T.
jv. i3 hi uMKuces,
Liabilities," $00,000; os-
Sf Wi -SeBS raw
TO TAX FRANCHISES.
HOUSE PASSES WARD'S RILL RV AX
IS LIKELY TO BECOME A LAW.
WILL MAKE A BIG INCREASE IN THE
Provides for a State Tax of Sir. Cents
on Kvery- l?10(t A'nluntlon ot
Ifrancltlscs and the Rvsulnr
Local Tnxcs In
Jefferson City. 5Io., Feb. 11. (Special.)
Among tho bills passed by the house to
day was Ward:s bill, providing for tho tax
ation of franchises, and requiring thu state
board ot equalization to value the same.
Tho vote was 111 to 11. Tho act provides
that "every railway company, street rail
way company, telegraph company, tele
phono company, electric light company,
electric power company, gas company,
water works company, ferry company.
bridgo company, turnpike company, toll
gate company, palace car company, dining
oar company, sleeping car company, chair
car company, conduit company, express
company, press dispatch company and ev
ery other like company, corporation, asso
ciation, or Individual having or exercising
any special privilege or franchise in this
state riot allowed by law to natural per
sons, or performing any public or quasi
public service, shall, in addition to the
other taxes Imposed on them by law. an
nually pay on the true value of Its fran
chise a tax of 15 cents on each ?100 valua
tion thereof for state purposes, and 10
cents on each $100, for the payment of all
state indebtedness, to the state; and a
local tax thereon to the county, city, Un
corporated town or village, township tax
ing district and school district, where its
franchise or franchises may be exercised,
said taxes to be collected aS other taxes
are collected und for likt. purposes."
It Is provided that the state board ot
equalization shall apportion the amount
and value of the franchise that shall be
subjected to taxation for local purposes. In
the various subdivisions of the state and
county, and said amount, so apportioned,
shall pay the samo rate per $100 as other
property ot private persons pay for the like
purposes In said subdivision.
In order to procure evidence to determine
tho value of franchises, the owners of fran
chises are to make annual statements to
the state board of equalization, verified by
oath, showing the name and principal
place of business of the corporation, com
pany, association or individual, the kind of
business engaged in, the amount of capital
stock paid up. the par and real value
thereof, the highest price at which such
stock was sold at a bona fide sale within
twelve months, the amount of surplus
funds and undivided prollu. and the value
ot all other assets: tho total amount of in
debtedness, and whether secured by mort
gage; the amount and number of bonds,
and the Interest they bear; the amount of
gross earnings, and their income, including
interest on their investments, or incomes
from all other sources; the amount and
kind.of tangible property in this state ana
where situated, assessed or liable to assess
ment in this stute. and the fair cash vajue
thereof, and such other facts as said board
The board shall use this evidence--and
any other it may be able to procure from
and source whatever, and shall estimate
the whole and entire value of all tho prop
erty, rights and franchises owned, operated
or used by any of said corporations, com
panies, associations or individuals in this
state am) from this total value shall de
duct the assessed value of the tangible
property, and the amount remaining shall
be considered the true value of the fran
chise. This is one of the most Important meas
ures before the legislature. If the bill be
comes a law. and (t Is expected that it will,
as there, saeiu. to lie .little opposition tp it
In the senate.' It will add several hundred
thousand dollars annually to the revenues
of the state. The surprising thing In con
nection with this bill is the fact that tho
corporations that will be the most affected
by it seem to have made no attempt to
prevent Its passage by the house. Of
course they still have the senate, and there
is no telling what they may be able to do
in that august body of statesmen.
House Pnssrs the Avery mil, "Which
Snbstltntcs a Xevr System
for the Old.
Jefferson City. Mo.. Feb. ll.-(5peclal.)
The' house to-day passed Representative
Avery's bill, repealing tho act requiring
the examination of banks and incorporated
fund companies and" substituting a new
act, with an emergency clause. This new
act makes it tho duty of the secretary of
state, either personally or by agent, to
visit and examine each year every bank
and fund company doing business in the
It provides that if any trust company is,
by virtue of existing laws, under the super
vis'on of the superintendent of Insurance,
and annually reports to him. and semi
annually publishes a statement of Its con
dition In such form and under such oath
as Is required' of banks., then such exami
nation, report and publication shall be In
lieu of the examination and report.
OLD ONE GOOD ENOUGH.
Bourbons In the House Do Xot Think
' Missouri Xceds a Xcvr Con
stitution. Jefferson City. JIo., Feb. 11. (Special.) It
Is plainly evident that a majority of tho
members of tho house are not in favor of
the proposed constitutional convention. To
day the committee on judiciary to which
had been referred a bill almost identical
with the constitutional convention bill
passed by the senate submitted an adverse
report upon that measure. The report was
received quietly. Many ot the Bourbons
In the house are of tho opinion that ihe
present constitution is good enough, and
they are averse to spending the peoples
money to secure an instrument that will
be in keeping with nineteenth century
needs and progress.
The a-Cent Fares BUI.
Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 11. (Special.)
An unsuccessful attempt was made in the
house to-day by Representative Ehrens, of
St. Louis, to have reconsidered the report
by which SOO copies of the Dunn 3-cent
railway fare bill were ordered printed. Rep
resentative Dyer wanted 3lr. Ehrens to in
form the house why opposition to tho bill
had so suddenly developed, but that states
man did not answer.
University Endowment Scheme.
Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 11. (Special.)
The house spent half nn hour this after
noon discussing Representative Blttlnger's
bill authorizing thu issuance ot certificates
of indebtedness to the amount of $2,000,000
as a permanent endowment fund for the
state university, it was finally decided to
make tho matter a special order for next
Myers' Express Rates Hill.
Jefferson City, Mo.. Feb. 11. (Special.)
The internal "Improvements committee of
the house met to-night and agreed to sub
mit a favorable report upon the bill intro
duced by Representative Myers, of Bol
linger county, reducing express charges
upon fruits and other farm products.
SOLDIERS' HOMES BILLS PASS
Senate' Agrrees to the Scheme to Mnke
Them Stnte Eleemosynary In
stitutions. Jefferson City, Mo.. Feb. H.-(SpeciaI.)
Tho Blue and tho Gray, figuratively speak
ing, clasped hands across the bloody chasm
in the senate to-day. The occasion was tho
consideration and passage of the two bills
making the Federal home at St. James.
Mo., and the ex-Confederate home at Hig
glnsvllle. Mo., state eleemosynary Institu
tions. The sum of $10,000 was appropriated
for tho support, maintenance and Improve
ment of the St. James home during the
years 1&97 and 189S. and $24,000 for the sup
port and maintenance of the Higginsvillo
homo during the same years. The sum of
$2,400 was also appropriated for repairs and
Improvements at this home. Provisions are
made in tho bills for the appointment of
governing boards. Speeches were made In
favor of thf hills by Senators Hohenschlld,
Vandltcr, -Major, Scaber. Powers, Mott and
Brewster. Senator Landrum . opposed the I
bills, saying that tho state was too poor to
undertake to maintain tne two homes.
IIurxcNlincra in lie Examined.
Jefferson City. Mo., Feb. 11. (Special.)
Tho senate committee on labor met this
afternoon and considered the horseshoers'
bill, which provides that journeyman horse
shoers' shall undergo examinations' before
being permitted to ply their trade. It up
plles only to Kansas City and St. Louis,
and Is backed by master and Journeymen
horseshoers and veterinary surgeons In the
Grnj's Anti-Trust Bill rnsscd.
Jefferson City, Mo.. Feb. 11. (Special.)
The senate passed Senator Gray's anti
trust bill to-day. It provides thatdn any
actlon brought for the purpose of collect
ing for goods sold It shall bo a good and
sufficient defense to prove thut at the tlmo
tho goods were (-old or at uny time since
the commencement of the suit, the vendor
was a member of any pool, trust or com
bination for the purpose of controlling
SUNDRY CIVIL BILL.
Carries n- Total of ."0,HM,74:t, Which
Is 91S,U-I-I.10li More Than Lust
Ycnr A Few Items.
.Washington, Feb. 11. (Special.) The
Items of Interest to the Western states, as
embodied In the sundry civil bill reported
to the house to-day from the committee on
appropriations, are as fellows: For post
office and court house at Kansas City, Mo..
completion under present limit. Including
not exceeding two elevators, $iI6.O0O; for the
Neosho station in Missouri. $3,540; Leaven
worth Soldiets' home Current expenses
$26,000; subsistence. $136,000: households
$57,500; hospitals. $27,500: transportation of
members, $2,500: repairs. $22,000; guard
house. J2.5IV); addition to paint shon. Sl.on-
farms. $8,000: In all, $283,600. United States
penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth Subsis
tence, etc., $25,500; clothing, transportation,
rewards and traveling expanses, etc., $13,
000; other expenses, $25,00; hospital sup
plies. $1,000: salaries $57,512: Industries and
repairs. $S,C00; In all. $130,712. The sum ot
$5Q.0fi0 Is recommended for the establish
ment of a site for the erection ot a peni
tentiary on the Fort Leavenworth reserva
tion. For salaries and expenses ot clerks,
commissioners and constables, and ex
penses of judges In the Indian Territory,
$75,000 is provided.
The bill carries a total of $5U.ES1."13. This
is $1!1.0!6 less than the estimates and $1S,
G4I.109 more than the appropriations for the
cumnt year. Of the total. $17,529,053 is for
catrjlng out river nnd harbor contracts
and $4,027,927 for public buildings.
The principal items for carrying on work
on public buildings are: Allegheny, p.i.,
$.".0ii0: Boise City. Id., $100,000: Burfalo. X.
Y.. $cO0.0Q0; Cheyenne. Wyo.. $ll0.fM): Den
ver, Col.. $200,000; Helena. Mont.. $100,000;
Kansas City, Mo.. $2GS.0C0: Mllwuukee, Wis..
$100,000; New York city, appraisers' ware
house, $300,000: Newport. Ky., $50,000: Port
land. Ore.-, $200,000; Pueblo. Col.. $150,000;
South Omaha. Xeb., $73,000; St. Paul. Minn.,
$12j,000: San Francisco, $100,000, and Sa
vannah, ua jiia.wu.
The largest sums for harbor work Include-
Philadelphia harbor. $M.O0O. Gal
veston. $500,000: Hudson river. $500,000; im
provements of channel connecting the
Great lakes between Chicago. Duluth and
Buffalo. $1,090,000: Humboldt bay. Cal., $400,-
000; Savannah, Ga.. wou.ouu; uumovrianu
sound. Georgia antl Florida. $400,000; Bos
ton $400,000; Buffalo. $550,000: Dunkirk. N.
Y.. $?9S,000-. Delaware bay. Del.. $130,000;
Winyaw bay, S. C. $400,000: Sabine Pass.
T(- $400,000: Cleveland. $400,000: Milwau
kee. $16S,000; Duluth and Superior, $500,000;
Gray's harbor. Wash.. $400,000.
For the Chlckamauga and Chattanooga
national parks; $75,000 Is appropriated; for
Shlloh. $00,000: for Gettysburg, $50,000. and
Yellowstone. $35,000. For government ex
hibit at Omaha exposition, $200,000 Is pro
vided. Political Debate .in the House.
Washington. Feb. 11. The house to-div
passed thu fortifications appropriation bill
with but a single amendment and nwle
some headway with the postoflice appro
priation bill.. But the major portion of the
day was consumed In a political debate on
thu financial question which was presented
by an ,innocent provision in a bill provid
ing fof funding tho debt ot the territories.
ARBITRATION TREATY DEBATE.
Senator Tnrple Arjrues for Ratifica
tion An Early "Vote Seems
Washington. Feb. 11. Tho senate, spent
tha greater part of the day In executive
session debating the Anglo-American arbi
tration treaty. The entire time was con
sumed by Senators Turpie and Morgan,
the former In advocacy of and the latter
In opposition to ratification. Xo action was
taken on any amendment or on any part
of the treaty, and but little appreciable
progress was made.
The session opened with Senator Turpie s
speech, which was a reply to Senator
Morgan's attack upon tho treaty and a
demand for Its ratification by tne senato
without any amendment. He opposed the
amendments mado by the committee on
foreign relations as useless and aa having
a tendencv both to weaken the treaty nnd
to render it inharmonious in construction.
Senator Turpit declared that arbitration
would not prevent war. but it was one of
tho means to tend in that direction. ar
scares, when there was no excuse nnd
when there was no possibility of war.
would be averted by tho adoption of a gen
eral arbitration with the leading nations
ot the world.
At the conclusion of Mr. Turpie s re
marks. Senator Morgan tock the fioor and
went over the ground which he had be
fore discussed, paying more particular at
tention to tho points made by Senator
Turpie with reference to tho Xiearagua
canal. , .....
Suiator Sherman took no part in to-day's
dts-russlon. but lie told several senators
that he was exceedingly nnxlous to have
tho question disposed of as speedily as
pos-slble. He said that he was contemplat
ing asking the senate soon to fix a day, by
unanimous consent, for a vote. It Is the
general opinion that tho request will not
now be acceded to,
NEW FIVE TRIBES SCHEME.
Senate Committee on Appropriations
Decides on nn Indian Bill
Washington. Feb. II. The senato com
mittee on appropriations to-day practically
decided to amend the Indian appropriation
bill by adding a provision prepared by Sen
ator Pettlgrew. In lieu of the action of
the committee on Indian affairs some days
ago, providing for reforms In the Indian
Territory. The amendment authorizes the
Dawes.commlsslon to segregate the lands
occupied by existing towns nnd by church
and school buildings, and which are operat
ed for minerals, and to allot the remaining
territory equally among the members ot
each of" tho five civilized tribes, taking into
consideration area and value. They are
also to put the allottees In possession of
the lands allotted to them. The amend
ment nUo nrovides for two additional fed
eral judges and gives the United States,
Jurisdiction over all persons and all things
In the territory, and provides that no law
passed by the legislature of either of the
tribes shall be valid until It shall have re
ceived the signature ot the president of
the United States. The people inhabiting
the towns are to be allowed to Incorporate
under the laws of Arkansas.
KEAT0N TO BE CONFIRMED.
Duplicity of Oklahoma Republicans
Responsible for the Collapse of
Washington, Feb. 11. (Special.) The sen
ate judiciary committee to-day reported to
tho senate with a favorable recommenda
tion the name of J. R. Keaton to bo United
States Judge In Oklahoma. After what
members of the committee yesterduy dis
closed to the astonished vision of Delegate
Flynn, the announcement that tho nom
ination was reported by a unanimous vote
of the committee surprises no one. As
soon as the committee learned that the
same set of men who were filing indorse
ments 6f Keaton were flooding Flynn and
others with affidavits and proof of his ut
ter unfitness to discharge the duties of a
judge, it settled the question what would
be done with the nomination. The Repub
lican senators set their Jaws and voted
for him. They will do more than that;
they will also set their jaws and ask the
senato to confirm him, and he will be con
firmed, unless the unexpected happens.
Short Open Senate Session.
Washington. Feb. 11. The senate to-day
passed the diplomatic and consular ap
propriation bill and fixed next Wednesday
at 4 p. m. as the time for a final vote on
tho immigration conference report. These
were the only features of the open f-es-slon.
which was cut short early In the day
by the executivo session on the arbitration
More Indian Territory Judges.
Washington. Feb. 11. (Special.) The
senate judiciary committee to-day report
ed favorably the bill creating an additional
judgo for tho Indian Territory. On mo
tion of Mr. Piatt It was. amended In com
mittee of the whole, Increasing the number
of Judges to two.
TO BE HEBE MONDAY.
STOCK YARDS INVESTIGATION
THERE IS LIKELY TO BE A HITCH
KAXSANS WILL REFUSE TO GO TO
THE STOCK YARDS.
Although (lie Missouri Committee Has
Arranged to Hold the Meetings
in the Kichange Ilullillnc
Nebraska Mny He Rep
resented. Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 11. (Special.)
The special committee of the house ap
pointed! to Investigate the charges of ex
tortion at the stock yards in Missouri will
meet in Kansas City next Monduy. Tho
numbers ot the committee will assemble
at the Midland hotel at 9 o'clock a. m..
where they will be joined by the members
of the Kansas committee of investigation.
From there two committees will go to
tho Live Stock exchnngc. where they will
begin tho investigation Into tho Kansas
City stock yards.
The house special committee held a moot
ing this afternoon. John R. Stoller. presi
dent of the Kansas City Live Stock ex
change, was present by Invitation, along
with Zeb Crlder. one of the directors ot
tho exchange. President Stoller extended
an invitation to the committee to hold
its meetings in the exchange assembly
room, which was accepted.
It is the Intention of President Stoller
and the other officers ot the Kansas City
Live Stock exchange to show the commit
tees from the two states at their joint
meeting in Kansas City that the Exchange
and the Stock Yards Company are two
separate and distinct Institutions. The Ex
change has a memben.hlp ot about 30
commission men, packers, buyers and sell
ers ot live stock, and other persons doing
business at the yards. The Exchange and
its members are tenants of the Stock Yards
Company. George Francis Adams, of Bos
ton. Is president, and Colonel C. F. Morse
is general manager of the latter corpora
tion. The only connection between the
two bodies Is In the membership ot the of
ficers ot the Stock Yards Company In the
Exchange. It is.clalmed that the commis
sion men are in no way responsible for the
prices charged by the Stock Yards Com
pany for feed and yardage., und that many
ot them would bo glad If hese prices were
reduced. At the same time, they do not
want legislation mat will prove injurious
to the live stock trade of Kansas City.
Superintendent D. McX. Palmer, ot the
Union Stock Yards Company, of St. Louis,
appeared beforo the committee as a wit
ness. He was loaded with statistics, and
spent half an hour In giving the members
ot the committee information concerning
the manner in which the St. Louis yards
are conducted. Among other thlrig he
said that the company had voluntarily re
duced the price of hay from $30 to $20 per
ton. He maintained that the yardage anil
feeding charges were no more than they
should be to enable his compiny to make
a fair profit upon Its Investment In the
stcck yards property. He said that the
company was spending $30,000 In building
sheds and making other Improvements, and
declared that If the proposed adverse leg
islation were enacted, this work would ba
stopped and the company would resort to
Superintendent John Donovan, of the St.
Joseph Stock Yards Company, was also
befcre the committee. Like Mr. Palmer,
he contended that the feeding and yard
age charges at his company's yards wtra
WONT GO NEAR THE YARDS.
Kansas Stock Yards Committee to
Steer Clear of tTemptntlon
While in the City.
Topeka. Kas.. Feb. 11. (Special.) Chair
man Jaqulns received a telegram from Jef
ferson City to-Sy statlrtR that.ho,.lfglslui
tlve committee from tho Missouri legisla
ture would bo in Kansa3 City next Monday
to confer with the Kansas committee. Vt
Is expected that a similar committee from
Xebraska will also attend. The conference
will be held In tho Midland hotel. Ravens
craft, one of the Kansas committee, said
to-day that the Missouri commltteo pro
posed to Inspect the yards while there, but
that the Kansas commltteo would not go
near the yards.
Xebraska Mar Be Represented.
Lincoln. Xeb., Feb. IL (Special.) Ne
braska legislators who aro interested in
the matter will move to-morrow toward
having a commltteo sent from here to take
part In the joint meeting to consider tho
stock yards question at Kansas City next
Monday. It is more than likely that a
commltteo will be sent.
A Jfeir Stock Yards Scheme.
Topeka. Kas., Feb. 11. (Special.) Sen
ator Hanna to-day introduced a bill to
place the Kansas stock yards under con
trol of the state board ot railroad com
missioners. FAREWELLJ0 BAYARD.
Many- Notables Present at the Dinner
Given in His Honor In Lon
don Last Mclit.
London, Feb. 11. One hundred and fifty
persons assembled this evening at the din
ner which the Royal Societies Club gavo
the United States ambassador. Mr. Thom
as F. Bayard, upon his retirement from
the court of St. James. '
Mr. Bayard sat between Sir Clements
Mnikham and the Marquis of pru.
Throughout the dinner the band ot the
Coldstream guards played tho music. In
cluding many American airs.
A feature of the speeches was tho ex
treme cordiality with which all referenda
to the United States wen: received, fclr
Clements Markham, president of the club.
In proposing a toast In honor of Mr. toy
ard. said thnt true ties between ore it
Er'taln and tho United States had oeen
established and cordUl friendships never to
be forgotten had been formed between
Americans and Englishmen. In conclusion
he eulogized the efforts ot the ambassador.
Mr. Bayard, in England in tho interests
of peace and good will.
Ambassador Bayard was loudly cheered
when he rose to respond. He made a di
rect allusion to the arbitration treaty and
inquired whether, with this important
' -.,! i,D matter nf the rule of the
road at sea settled. It could not be belle cd
that all other differences could be disponed
of by arbitration. This was followed bv
loud and continued cheering.
Continuing, Mr. Bayard said: I leave
you in peace and I hope to learn that you
are always at peace with the world. 1 havo
labored for a better understanding between
the well meaning men of both countries.
I do not pretend to speak for others, for
I am glad to say I am not their accredited
nrerit i have always worn my colors in
my cap. No one can doubt them, if plain
sneaking can make them believe, that the
real heart ot the American people, for
which I pretend to speak. Is for a. manly
trust between tho people ot both coun-
rThe conclusion of Ambassador Bayard's
address was followed by prolonged cheers.
The Archbishop of Canterbury said, la
responding to Mr. Bayard's address: 'Am
bassador Bayard has won the strongest
regard of the people of Engl-nd. He rep
resents the side ot the American character
most like our own. We feel that the llnk.s
which Mr. Bayard referred to bind us for
all time. They will always remind us that
wo are or one blood. Our art ar.d our lit
erature are also one. Xobody desires tho
prosperity of tho United States ot America
more than the people of England. We love
the nation which is becoming so powerful
beforo all mankind, and wo shall always
treasure Mr. Bayard among our recollec
tions of America and Americans."
Lord Chief Justice Russell eulogized Am
bassador Bayard In the highest terms. He-jg
first spoke of Mr. Bayard as an old friend. -
He men reterreu io mo .American uiuuiis
...Tn, ta 'nnn TL-tin trnK mme n il mes
senger of peace: one who. while he hasjn'
no way lesseueu me iis'un , vu-Ai"'!
a great republic, has found It co
with the loftiest patriotism to br
pwnt nntlnns close together."
In conclusion. Lord Chief Justin
oii anlrtr "There Is not to-dav. and.
not see how there ever will be. Jusi
for quarrel between the United Statl
Great Britain. Both nntlons being
crned by the same principles, they oibcT
not to allow any Interests to dlvido itarea!
in their work for humanity." tiat
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