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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1897.
dollars. And that account seems to be
closed. The best way to explain to you
what has been the matter with Kansas is to
recall a story of Uncle Chester Thomas,
who used to be the boss In Topeka poli
tics!. The old man was rarely disturbed,
tut one time, when Hie reformers save him
the tight of his life In Topeka. he lost his
head. That -rns the campaign in wnlcn
tho old man told his cohorts-to 'Chur fee
Vm. boys, chur fer !em, but vote, again
'em.' It was election day when the old.
man had been quietly circulating around
the polls, distributing rewards of merit,
and increasing the per capita, "when ne
suddenly turned and rushed back to fits
office -where his friends were gathered, and
panted despairingly: 'Boys-boys for
Heavens sake send some one down to tne
Fourth ward! them idiots there have been
fer three hours, voting just as they damn
That's principally whafs the -matter
with Kansas. We haven't been able until
last fall '.o vote as we pleased as we -n
please-if you prefer the Latin. J-or aior
seven years Kansas has tecii "ne,r
spell of the leniagoguef.. From 1K to -iJl
all parties vied villi one another In put
ting tommy rot into their platforms. oa
gentlemen here in Ohio have doubtless
noticed with consternation, from time to
time, what fads, what fool Isms, what rank
nonsense have passed current for Republic
anism -sit one time or another out In Kan
sas. When Jerry Simpson ran for con
pi ess the first time the Republicans in Ills
district stole his platform bodily, and .then
absolved the Republican nominee from the
duty of abiding by the house c.au'-us. The
leople couldn't vote as they pleased. They
had to choose the less violent of two luna
tics. For years a crowd of fellows dominat
ed the Republican party in Kansas, whose
motto was. 'Molasses catches more flies than
vinegar.' As a result; the state platform
was often more of a ily trap than a. declar
ation of Republican principles. These
gentlemen saw that Kansas was oullt on
the installment plan, to be paid for in
small monthly payments. They preached a
liogus way out of debt, because they be
lieved that it was a sure way into office.
They used to tip-too around among, the
delegates at conventions telling them what
was the 'smooth thing" to put in me piri
form. These political economists of the
soft soap school would stand proudly on a
platform recommending moonshine as a
legal tender. Indorsing astrology, declaring
for blucgrass and the barefoot cure, pledg
ing the party to vegetarianism, and whoop
ing it up for the frc3 and unlimited coinage
of flapdoodle Think of what Kansas
scaped with those ghost dancers leading
the conservative party for half a dozen
years. 'The -wonder is not that the state
went for Bryan, but rather that it did not
go for the Rev. Irl Hicks and George
"When the national Republican party last
fall demanded honor and courage trom its
men, this smooth thing gang in Kansas
organized itself Into a phalanx that came
tumbling head over heels into the Populist
party. They left Kansas to vote as she
pleased. And when the people -were sure
that these flimflam-game fellows were
gone, they cast the largest Republican vote
ever polled since the days when Kansas
was the banner Republican state in the
Union. That Kansas Increased her Repub
lican vote, after tho sir years course in
hysterics, indicates a courage, an intelli
gence and an integrity among the people
that should command your respectful ad
miration. From horse play to a few .thou
sand votes short of horse sense Is a long
jump, but Kansas made it.
The people were so glad to get a chance
to vote as they pleased, to race an honest
issue squarely, to see the slimy old bar
nacles scraped off tho Republican ship, that
they piled up a Republican vote which -was
defeated by a narrow margin, only by the
triple alliance of greed, anarchy and colic
They can't beat us .again, for money, mar.
bles or. chalk.. , .
That Is why I came so far to ten yon
that Kansas is all right. Don't worry
about the Kansas man. If he happens to
be a Populist he is no worse than the
Ohio Populist. When you wake up in
the silent watches of tho, night and begin
to fret over the moral decay of the 170,000
Kansas mpn who lined upwith Mr. Rryatr,
turn over and go to sleep, resting in tho
sweet assurance that there were 471.000
men in Ohio -who did the same awful thing.
When your children tremble at the tales
of tho terrible atrocities of Jerry Simpson,
of Kansas, sooth their childish fears with
the honeyed words of wisdom that drip
from the inspired lips of J. S. Coxey, ot
Ohio. Remember that a Pop in any state
is just as sweet. Populism is not a Kan
sas complaint. It is In the blood of men.
Sometimes It becomes epidemic. Then, too
often it brings out all the envy In a man,
all the covetousness, all the malice. Then
It Is not a convictionit. Is-a. temperment.
It affects its victims nearly, all" alike. The'
Kansas Populist is not one whit worse
than -the men of all ages who have let
their envy get tho oettcr qt tneir nonor.
and wh6 have desired to mjdra men equal
"by dividing: some ather tnan's property.
Cain was' the llrst Populist when he saw
that his brother's gift was acceptable to
God. and that his own gift was not ac
ceptable. Cain did what every Kansas
Pcpulist would do, what every Ohio Popu
list would do, and what the Nebraska Pop
ulist would justify in glowing rhetoric
Instead of getting out and hustling for a
better offering, Cain got a club anil, went .
after his more diligent and uecessul
brother just what the Populist to-day is
doing. Gentlemen, from the tree that crew
the club of Cain has come every plank In
. the Chicago platform,
, "In this great tight before the American
' .people for the preservation of American in
" stltutlons. gentlemen, you may depend on
Kansas. She is flesh of your flesh, bone of
vouf bone. The Republican party in our
State has been chastened and strengthened
for the great work. The last year has
taught the Kansas Republicans the great
est lesson of life the lesson of courage.
-We have the Iron in our blood Iron that
makes men itrong. who shall make Kan
sas great. For
'States are not great
Except as men may make them:
Men are not great except they do and
"And In that great battle,- whoso line Is
forming, between patriotism and anarchy,
Kansas may dedicate to her country's
service men worthy to fight beside the pa
triots of Ohio Americans as fearless as
John Sherman, as dauntless as Foraker. as
powerful as Mark Hanna. And one day
Kansas may give the world a knight, with
out fear and without reproach worthy to
stand In the nation's history besldo Will
iam McKtnley. of Ohio."
The opening business session of the
twelfth annual convention of tho Ohio Re
publican League this morning was devoted
chlcfiv to routine business. The report of
Secretary Samuel J. Swarts showed l.Oftj
campaign clubs organized in the state last
fall, with IRS in connection with the parent
league. Fully 5.OU0 people were present at
the aft;rroon session and at times the
chairman was taxed to his utmost to re
strain the enthusiasm of the delegates and
spectators. The most maiked event ot tne
afternoon occurred when Governor Asa S.
ltushnell and Hen. Marl: A. Hanna. with
other prominent Republicans., entered tho
hall together. Delegates Jumped to their
feet and cheered and the audience of ladies
and gentlemen joined in I he applause until
it wu. deafening. Both were Introduced to
the audience and spoke briefly. Tho usual
resolutions were adopted, asking for the
legislative enactment of the national plat
form of the party and congratulating Mc
Klnley on his election. Offlcers were chos
en without exception by acclamation:
President. Hon. John J. Sullivan, of Warren-
secretary. Charles t'ase. of Colum
bus, treasurer, John L. Means, of Stubcn
ville. MARQUETTE CLUB BANQUET.
ncpubllcan XntnlileM Honor the Mem
ory of Lincoln nt the Audi
lorlnm in Chlcnco.
Chicago. Feb. Ji The Marquette Club
to-night celebrated the anniversary ot the
birth of Abraham Lincoln by a banquet
t the Auditorium hotel. About CM were
present at the banquet, the majority of
them belnc members of the club. The fircat
banquet hall of the hotel was decorated in
a lavlfh manner with carlands and with
cut flowers and tho national colors. Tho
banquet proper began early in the even
ing and it was three hours later before
ihe Intellectual portion of the programme
Mayor Swift made a neat address ot
welcome in liehalf of Chicago, and Gov
ernor Tanner Moke in the same strain
for the state ot Illinois. The list of speak
ers Included a Ions list of governors ot
states, who spoke on the following sub
jects "The Duties of Citizenship." Governor 1
Hastings. 01 l-ennsyivanla: "The Grand
Old Party." Governor LiniH'tt. of Hhode
Ikhtnd: "Jowa They Said She Was Doubt
ful." Governor Drake, of Iowa: "The New
Old Dominion." Governor Atkinson, of
West Virginia. "The Farmer in Politics."
Governor Mount of Indiana: "Republican
Wisconsin." Governor Scolleld. of Wincon
sin. "The Great Northwest." Governor
Rrlggs. of North Dakota: "Municipal Re
forms." Governor Pingrce. of Michigan.
I'nMed States Senator K. Mason closed tho
programme by a short address on Illinois.
In the course ot his remarks. Governor
""Spwulatlon seems to have put on the
mask of business in tho United States.
The aparent rights of speculation have
Increased taxation, but Euch rights are
more apparent than real. Tho excessive
rate of fare and freight transportation
caused by speculation are slewlv draining
the earnings of thl country and are also
slowly crlppllns transportation because
"When I uy tht all true capital Is
earnings of the country. I do not say any
thing new. I only repeat in new words
what Lincoln said. This Is what he said:
Labor is' prior to and independent of cap
ital. Capital is only the fruit of labor.
Capital could never have existed if labor
had not iirst existed. Labor is the superi
or of capital and deserves much the higner
consideration.' ' , 7 ,
'T do Jiotknow of a better -way to keep
fresh tho memory of the. illustrious dead
than to quote the words that pointed to
his work. 1 know of no other way of
keeping a partv alive than doing the work
of the party. I know of no other way of
keeping capital alive than by keeping la
tior .-ilivo. The true words of a true man
live iorever. The words of 1561 are true to
day. The words live. The work lives If
the work Is shirked the party dies. If Lin
coln's words are sacred, then the work is
sacred. Let us not live In the mere fame
of the words and work of Lincoln. Jt is a
nobler way to continue that work. '
IRELAND ON ARBITRATION.
Saj nl n'lj'lnroln Day Rnnunet That
Xatln'uul Disgrace In More
Terrible Than AVnr.
Minneapolis. Minn.. Feb, 12. Lincoln's
birthday -was commemorated in this city
by a banquet given at the West hotel by
thc Minnesota commandery. Order of the
Loyal Legion. There were CM. guests pres
ent from all parts of the .state. Tlje adr
dresseswere delivered by General John C.
lilhck. of Chicago. -commander of the Il
linois commandery. on "Abraham Lincoln,
and by Archbishop John Ireland.
The last named discussed the arbitration
treaty, and in impassioned tones said that,
wnlle he favored peace and arbitration,
there was something still more terrible
than war that was national disgrace. He
saluted tne army and the navy aniL said
that both should be Increased, because a
government based upon the will of the
many was subject to dangers greater than
anv other. He hoped for the ratification
of "the treaty so long as it did not involve
tin. Monroe doctrine or endanger free in
stitutions in America, because hewanted
it to serve as -a lesson to' the governments
of Contlnental'Europo-which-.would lead-to
ho .-iiiniitinn nf- the -militarism and thus
produce conditions' of greater-yustice'tto the-
INDIANA REPUBLIC "LEAGUE
- - . i
Annnnl Meeilng; Held nt-InillnnapoIU
Yesteeduy, "With ol tjargtC . ; f
Indianapolis, I no"., Feb. li The, Indiana
Republican League". Held;ltsT4hhual 'jneetf
ing here to-day. I&ttenaancwasSarge;,
Among others' -Wlio' addressed -JheVleagup.
were United States Senator-elect--C-. -Wi
Fairbanks. Th'ef secretary's report showed
that during the"past-year K0 Clubs were
organized, making the total membership
about 81,000. The following offlcers were
elected: President. A. M. Hlggins, of
Terre Haute; vice president, J. W. .Agnew,
of Wabash: secretary. Edwardi E. Neal,
of Hamilton county: treasurer, R. H. Rich
ards, of Spencer.
Grand Ruulds Lincoln Club.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 12. The Lin
coln CJub, of this city, banqueted to-night
in honor ot Lincoln's birthday. The most
prominent guests were Senors Quesada
and Albertina. the Washington representa
tives of the Cuban junta; General N. M.
Curtis, of New York: Congressmen Foss of
Illinois, Corliss and Smith of Michigan.
St. Paul's Celebration.
St. Paul. Minn.. Feb. 12. Lincoln's birth
day was quietly celebrated throughout
this state, which was the first to declare
the day a legal holiday. The Ramsey
county Republicans gave a banquet, in-this
city, at "which speeches wcre:made by lo
cal and state leaders. ' "
An Indianapolis Banquet.
Indianhpolis, Ind., Feb. 12. The. Indiana
commandery of the Loyal Legion cele-,1
brated the eighty-eighth anniversary of tho
birth of Abraham Lincoln to-night with a
banquet at the Commercial Club, at -which
covers were laid for lu.
MR. LINCOLN WELCOMED.
Address Delivered on the Occasion of
the Llncoln-DouKlnss Debate
nt Gnlexbure, 111,
Topeka. Kas., Feb. 12. (Special.) Hon.
Thomas G. Frost; father.of John E. Frost,
land commissioner of the Santa Fe. delix--ered
the address of welcome to Abraham
Lincoln on the occasion of tho Llncoln
Docglass joint debate at Galesburg, III., in
October. 1G5S. Reproduction of the address
is timely, in connection with the reports of
celebrations all over the country of Lin
coln's birthday. Mr. Frost spoke as fol
lows: ifr. Lincoln. Sir: It becomes my pleas-.
Ing duty on this occasion, inDehalf of Jhe
citizens of this place, and especjally- ,of -
that large proportion of them whose'polit-.
ical senUments correspond with -your own,-.
to tender to you at this time their cor
dial and hearty greeting, and in Join this
It is impossible that they should be un
mindful of the circumstances under v.hich
we have met or of the causes which have
brought us together. While we would give
a free and suitable expression of our sen
timents of personal esteem, we depm it
proper at this time to take' this public op
portunity to recognize the position you
occupy asthe" chosen "112311113 of "thtr Republican-
liosts' of tirbr state in the great
contest upon which' we have 'entered.
Whlle'we -would avoid all that fulsome
adulation a-hlch high public stanfling ond
bfflciai"ndosltion are "apt to.'call forth, and
-which 'lsrso-aistasteful to -rour own fecl
ings and so foreign 'to your character, we
cannot, If "we would, conceal the intense
satisfaction we have experienced as we
have witnessed the sagacity, the candor
and the courage with which you have
hitherto conducted this campaign. 'Public
men, from the necessity of -the-caso. -become
Identical with public interests, be
come the representatives of contending
parties and the exponent and embodiment
ot opposing measures of public policy, and
while this is the natural and inevitable re;
suit of their position, their public conduct
becomes a proper subject of criticism and
justly challenges the condemnation or ap
proval of the public judgment. When,
through a severe and arduous struggle. It
has devolved on you to sustain the prin
ciples and defend tho honor of the Re
publican party, we feci that it is but right
that you should know that we have not
leen idle or unconcerned spectators of the
battle that is waging or the scenes that
this very day are enacting about us; that
you do not stand alone: that we are fellow
soldiers, in a common cause: that in every
Inch of territory that is gained and every
blow- that is dealt out to the common fee
you have the hearts, the efforts and the
votes of faithful and determined support
ers to encourage and sustain you.
Your antagonist in this contest (wliai
ever may be his faults) is an antagonist ot
no ordinary stamp. His nam--, in fact,
stands intimately connected with those
great events out of which this controversy
has arisen and whicli have mainly origi
nated the present relative iosition of the
two great political parties which divide
this country. But it is not the mere per
sonal character of thu prominent actors
of this day's proceedings which invests
them with their chief interest. It Is the
fact that in the persons of the. respective
candidates for the senate of the Cnlted
States now before the public are concen
trated Uiose great opposing principles that
at this day and this hour are struggling
for the mastery over the heart and senti
ment of the nation. The system of public
policy which your distinguished competitor
claims the chief honor of inaugurating, is
tin- system which you combat commencing
with tho repeal of the Missouri compro
mise an 1 followed up by every expedient
which political stratagem could devise, or
federal power could execute, to crush out
the spirit ot freedom In tho territorv of
Kansas: to strangle in its birth an infant
state, or to bring it into the I'nion. if it
came at all. no longer outlined with the
genius and expression of the prowess of
a free and rising ieople. but with its en
ergies an enieeuicu. its spirit broken, a
boijnil captive, a wreiched offering uion
thi altar of slavery ag-ression In our land
It Is no matter of surprise that the dis
tant mutterings of popular indignation
should havo at length attracted the ear
of the author of this line or public policy
and compelled him for onco to pause in
view of the dire results it portended, a
policy, which, whatever mav have been
th motives which prompted "its adoption,
has already proven in Its sequel but one
dark and unbroken catalogue of folly and
of crime a policy which, under the pre
text of giving to the citizens of a territory
the largest possible mcasuro of political
Independence, has. in the name of popular
sovereignty, robbed them of every right
dear to an enlightened people.and trampled
on every interest which government was
ever organized to protect.
Th? hopo was fondly indulged, even by
many of our own political faith, that the
sober scrend thought leading to wiser
counsels had effected a permanent and es
wntlal change In tho views of the author
of this sclieni-!. That hope, it !s ncdlcss
to say. Is now entirely dissipated and wo
are again forced to the conclusion that the
indorsement Extraordinary Senator
inford Dr. Greene's Neim
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Senator Justin O. .Sanford, of Stamford,
Vt member of the state hoard of agricult
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Association, who Is known throughout the
length and breadth of our country, says:
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results of the use of Dr. Greene's Nervura
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look upon It with favor as a very desirable
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publish this letter for others' .good."
No remedy in the world's history ever
had such an overwhelming number of tes
cause of free principles can find no safe or
reliable suDDort outside of the Renublican
organization. The hand so ruthless as to
Invade the domain of freedom, to over
throw its time honored bulwarks, ence pro
nounced, akin to the constitution, in order
to furnish 'an opportunity for the Ingress
of slavery -as tne oniy leasmie mode ot il
lustrating the great principles of American
Democracy, finds nothing in the history
of our country or of its great founders,
nothing-in the work of their hands cr the
monument of wisdom they have left us,
nothing, in short, but the Dred Scott de
cision sufficiently sacred to be exempt from
its assaults. Even the Declaration of In
dependence comes In for its share, that
declaration, which, like the morning dawn,
ushered In the glorious sun of our nation's
freedom, as to which John Adams is re
ported to have said: "When read at the
head of the army, e-cry sword will be
drawn from its scabbard ready to support
it or to perish on the field of honor;" that
declaration -which-throcgh th- long struggle-
of the -Revolution was our- "pillar of
tiro bynlsrht and of cloud by day:." that
declaration -whicli was as tho resurrection
trump to the downtrodden millions of the
earth which awoke amongst the oppressed
of every land a jubilee akin to that which
arose!, when, on the -morning of the crea
tion, all the sons jof God shouted for joy;
that declaration is by this same hand di
vested of its power, its great light is ex
tinguished, its impressive truths suppressed
and falsitled, and all Its purpose, force' and
meaning are by a miserable construction
frittered away and destroyed.
In view of all this we do well to heed the
admonitory language of the former consti
tution of this state which declares "That
a frequent recurrence to tho fundamental
principles of civil government is absolutely
necessary to preserve the blessings of lib
erty." And now, sir. in the name of the
Republican party, whose cause you have
espoused. In the name of the fathers of the
republic, whose principles you have sus
tained and whose memcry you have vin
dicated, we take this public occasion to
thank you for rescuing the great charter
of American liberty from dishonor and
contempt and for your prompt and bold
exposure of those miserable sophistries by
which its great truths have been assailed.
faacli a contest as this cannot from the
necessity 'of the case be confined in the
interest it commands or in the extent of its
operations to the limits of a single state.
As has been well said we are righting the
battles of the I'nion. Tho struggle In
which w- are engaged Is the struggle for
supremacy of the Republican party of the
country. Our brethren in sister states are
watching with eager interest the issue of
the contest. Here In llincis it may be the
de-cisive battle between freedom and slav
ery" is to be fought. This is the spot our
opponents have selected. Here the great
leader of the Kansas policy of the gov
ernment claims his strength and 011 this
state he relies for his support. Here too
we say let tho great question be settled.
No more fitting theater could have been
chosen than this grat stale abounding in
all the elements of material and moral
fertile prairies, itself a living and mighty
monument of the sagacity and forecast of
our fathers, from whose policy of slavery
restriction modern statesmen have so
grievous- departed. She owes it to her
self, to her history, to tho memory of her
founders, to her own free constitution, to
see to it that she is hereafter truly repre
sented iu the national councils: that as she
has furnished the man who has been
mainly instrumental la breaking down
that governmental policy ot slavery
which has made her what she
is. that she may hereafter furnish one in
his stead who in right good earnest shall
aid In bringing back the national govern
ment to the policy of "its original founders
and Instead of being the instrument of
slavery propagandlsm shall make it effCt
ual In se-curing the great objects for whicli
It was instituted, and shall render our
national ensign, on whatever breeze It mav
float, a genuine, faithful symbol to till na
tions, ol freedom and peace. Wo bid you.
then. Gcd speed In the good work in wmen
you arc engaged. We believe you are right
"Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel
And he but naked, though locked up in
Whose conscience with injustice Is cor
rupted." The, political skies are full ot cheery
omens and decisively indicate that the
day is rapidly approaching when a public
man will not rashly venture to boast that
he cares not "whether slavery Is voted up
or voted down," when to rejoice in the glor
ious heritage of freedom which our fath
ers have bequeathed us and to desire its
blessings In all their rich freedom for our
neighbors as well as for ourselves shall not
be regarded as an interference with the
reserved rights of the states and wh?n it
shall no longer bo charged as treason to
me consutuiion ana tne union to express
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circuit "shall never 'again rise upon a. Tiar-
tyr or set upon a slave." Again welcome.
Lincoln Day at Lawrence.
Lawrence, Kas., Feb. 12. (Special.) Tho
Lawrence camp of Sons of Veterans cele
brated Lincoln's birthday with a big ban
quet this evening. The principal speech
of tho evening was made by Hon. A. It.
Greene, of Lecompton, on "Abraham Lin
coln." THE CHEROKEE PAYMENT.
An Attempt to Have It Mnde Some
where Else Than nt Iliiyilcn
Washington. Feb. 12. (Special.) Repre
sentatives Curtis, of Kansas, and Pendle
ton, ot Texas, called on the commissioner
of Indian affairs this morning, in compli
ance with numerous requests from tho In
dian Territory, to secure a reversal ot tho
order of Secretary Francis designating
Hayden as the point where the money due
the Cherokee freedmen is to be disbursed.
Their visit, however, was unsatisfactory,
and the two congressmen came away with
the imnresslon that no change will bo
mdc. They suggested that the payments
be made at Vlnlta. Fort Gibson or Tale
quah. They represented' that either of
these Doints is more accessible than Hay
den. hut their argument apparently mado
no impression, although they submitted the
telegrams sent by freedmen and their
friends whicli characterize the selection ot
Hayden as an outrage and contained the
most urgent appeals to designate Fort Gib
son. The congressmen feel confident that
the order will stand just as it was made.
NO AUT0N0MYF0R GOMEZ.
Cnbnn Commander Snys There AVI II
lie Xo Pence "Without Abso
New York, Feb. 12.--A dispatch to tho
Herafd .from the district of Sanctus Spir
itus, Santa Clara province. Cuba, give3
the following statement, signed by Gen
eral Maximo Gomez: "The enemies of
Cuba have circulated in the United States
the rumor that I am disposed to accept
autonomy as a basis of settlement or solu
tion of the present war. The constitution
of Cuba absolutely establishes, in article
XI, that oeace Is to be negotiated only
upon the basis of the absolute independ
ence of Cuba. It is to obtain Independence
that we have been lighting for two vears
and will continue to tight until victory bo
"All the statements which havo been
heretofore, or may bo In the future, pub
lished to the effect that we are willing to
accept any other solution short of inde
pendence, should be regarded as false."
REV. U. M.JINKAID DEAD.
Prominent Consrecntlonnllst Who
Prencheil nt trnvenvrortli, lCnu.,
From 1S70 to 3S7.
New York. Feb. 12. The Rev. U. M.
Kinkaid. 55 years old. secretary of tho Con
gregational Home Missionary Society, died
of anemaia at his home in Rrooklvn to
day. He was born in London. Kngland
March S. 1S41, was graduated from Oberliti
college in 1S53, and from Oberlin Theologi
cal seminary in 1S67. He was ordained in
1SS7 and preached at Leavenworth. Kas
1S70 to 1S7; at Oberlin. 1S70 to 1SS2. He be'-e-amo
district secretary of the A. B. C F
M. in New York In March. 1S93. and was
riect."! corresponding secretary of the
Congregational Home Missionarv Society
in 1SSS. Ho married Martha J. Chapman in
Hloomlngton. III., on August 24, 1S.13, and
has had three children, two sons and a
daughter. Tho second died about two
linnscd Himself to a lledpnt.'
Easton. Fa.. Feb. 12. Andrew Pickett,
aged 77 years, a prominent retired roer
fbjint of this city, was found dead In bed
this morning hanging to a bedpost in his
room. He had been in ill health and de
spondent for a long time.
Only a Llcht AVelcht. .
"I see that fellow Dawson got lout his
now patent kites tho other day, Jnd per
sonally was taken up Into the. Jir sixty
feet by them. Ho must be crazy.'-'
Not rrarr l,it MMnlnl ., ..,.-1. Il-ht
weight." Uarpex's Bazar.
Your Free, Unlimited Choice of our entire Winter Stock ,, - rt-trA Crx
Nothing Reserved Everything Qoes-at P.yO HOG. PC).()0
? PfIC Oil f V Were bound to unload all our Winter Goods We need the room Hundreds of cases
&" JlYy 0f Spring Goods arriving dally, come early. Come, save money at our expense.
Pick ;em Out!
To-day for $12, $10,
$9, $S Overcoats, Ulsters
or Suits. No sale like it
ever attempted, and think
of the price $5. go.
$1 Fino Laundered
rOc Black Cotton
Boys Hose, warrant
$1.50 Boys' Over
coats, 4 to 9 JCn
to-day ' wv
$1 Boys' Cape Over
coats, i to
Si.00 to $3.00 Boys' Ul
sters. 4 to 11 years,
J4.0O Reefer Suits, linely
made. 4 to S years,
SS.50, $7.50 and 56.50 Boys'
.uong .fants suns,
New Spring Hats.
Opening of all spring
style Hats to-day.
Special for Satur
dayWe offer: One
lot of Fine Sample
Hats. Derby. Fedo
ra. Pasha, Planter; In
to $3.00; to
Continued From First Page.
bill to prohibit the hypnotism of persons
under 21 years of age and it will bo in
troduced in both houses to-morrow.
HOT FIGHT ON ROGERS.
Vluorons Efforts to Be Mnde to Pre
vent the Confirmation ot
I.cIanil'K Krieml. S
Topeka. Kas.. Feb. 12. (Special.) Gov
ernor Leedy has not yet sent to the senate
for confirmation the appointment of Will
iam Rogers as regent of the state univer
sity, and a powerful influence is being ex
erted to induco him to withdraw tho ap
pointment. The Populists of the senate
arc very much exercised and threaten to
reject the appointment. It Is said to-night
that enough Populists have agreed to vote
against it to guarantee his defeat. A big
right has been organized on Rogers and tho
Republicans hope to beat him.
Washington, Kas.. Feb. 12. (Special.) The
appointment of William Rcgers has stirred
up the Populists and they are very bitter
against having him confirmed. The lead
ing Populists are fighting hlra. and Rogers
is so scared that he packed his grip and
started to Topeka to try to have his ap
pointment confirmed. The wires have been
kept hot all day by telegrams to Topeka.
urging the senato not to confirm tho ap
pointment. SENATE FREIGHT BILL.
Railroad Committee Agrees on Rate
Reilacttons Ranging; From 10
to SO Per Cent.
Tcpcka. Kas.. Feb. 12. (Special.) The
railroad committee of the senate held an
other meeting to-night and decided defi
nitely upon a railroad bill, making reduc
tions in freight rates as follows: On coal,
20 per cent; live stock, 15 per cent; grain
and all other classes of freight, 10 per
cent. There is one section of the bill
which has proven a stickler to the com
mittee, and It Is that in reference to prof
its. An amendment has been offered which
prohibits a reduction in rates below a
point where tho railroads can earn 6 per
cent on the assessed valuation of prop
erty. The committee stood 3 to 3 to-night,
with Helmick absent. The Populists claim
he will vote against the amendment. Tho
railroads have not yet notified the com
mittee that the proposed bill will be any
where near satisfactory to them, and tho
Populists are now becoming alarmed for
fear they may pass a measure which will
not stand a test In tho courts.
THE AURORAJOREALIS. LINE.
Constitutional Amendment Proposed
in Order to Make Its Con
Topeka, Kas., Feb. 12. (Special.) Sena
tor Young has Introduced in senate a
joint resolution providing for an amend
ment to the constitution in reference to tho
matter of internal improvements. Tho
constitution now reads that the state shall
never be a party to the carrying on of in
ternal improvements of any kind, but as
amended it will further read, "except when
the question of making such improvements
shall have been submitteel to the electors
and carried by vote." The resolution was
advised by Governor Leedy. and If passed
will make possible the construction by the
state of a north and south railroad through
Kansas. In the event, however, the initia
tive and referendum icsolutlon Is adopted,
tho passage ot the latter resolution will
not be necessary. ,
Makes Grave Robbery a Felon.
Topeka. Kas.. Feb. 12. Special. A bill
was introtluced In the senate to-day by Mr.
Rcser, making grave robbery a felony. The
act applies to the one who purchases a
stolen body the same as to the one who
took it. The possession of a body by an in
stitution is to be taken as prima facie evi
dence of the guilt of the officers of the col
lege. The penalty is from one to live years
In the penitentiary".
Wichita. Xormnl School.
Topeka, Kas., Feb. 12. (Special.) Sena
tor W. H. Helm, as chairman of the special
senato committee sent to Wichita last week
to examine Garfield university, which thu
city or Wichita is endeavoring to sell to the
state for a normal school, made a report
to the senate to-day. in which no recom
mendations were made.
Corn Exemption Hill Killed.
Topeka. Kas., Feb. 12. (Special.) Sena
tor Helraick's hill to exempt com from
taxation was killed by tho Judiciary com
mittee to-day in the senate. The report of
the. committee on cities of the first class,
recommending for passage the Arraourdalc
divorce bill, was read and tho bill ordered
Men Mnt He Scarce In Clnr.
Toeka. Kas., Feb. li (Special.) Maude
SnUOs f Clay Center, bos become tired of
1 11 it 11 it 11 1
25c heavy all wool
13c AH Lin
Sic all linen Link
One lot 73c Natural
One lot Fine White Laun
dered Shirts, short or long
Monarch and Wilson Bros.' Finest
J1.SO Percale fahirts; some have
2 and some 3 collars and pair
One lot very tine Monarch, nn
fancy bosom, white body. $1.23 nMR
Shirts, to-dav ; .. VIUM
909911 Main Street
that name, and asks the legislature to
change it to Maude Brown. She wanted
an uncommon name. Tho bill was Intro
duced In the senato to-dayby .Hanna.
Populist Lobbyists Memorialise the
Legislature to Curb ."Your
Vncle Cyras " Powers.
Topeka, Kas. Feb. 12. (Special.) Tie
Populist lobby tried to run the senato for
a few moments this morning. They start
jod out by introducing a. petition. signed by
1,100 alleged citizens of Doniphan county
asking the legislature to enact somo leg
islation that will curb Cy Leland's power
In that county. The petition follows:
"We, tho undersigned, citizens of Doni
phan county, Kas., smarting under the
burdens of a rule more despotic than that
exercised by any feudal lord of ancient
times, under a political rule more arbi
trary than that displayed by any of the
petty tyrannies of modern times, do here
by petition tho general assembly of the
state of Kansas for relief in the following
measures and for tho following reasons:
"First Cyrus Leland has been a member
of the board of county commissioners for
twenty-sis years. This board of county
commissioners, as a board of equalization,
under tho direction and domination of the
said Leland, has used its power to reward
his friends and to punish his political ene
mies by discrimination in taxation equal to
practical confiscation of property. In re
warding political friends Leland has foisted
upon our county men of absolute incompe
tence as oincers ot tne county, ueiaica
tions have occurred in the treasurer's of
fice of the county amounting in the past
eight years to $13,000, without any man
having been punished, simply because the
guilty parties were under the protection
ot the said Leland. Again, tho salaries
are out of all proportion to the times, and
as a matter of absolute justice we elemand
a fee and salary bill that will reduce our
present exorbitant salary to the level of
13-cent corn and 3-cent pork.
"Second We demand a measure ot re
lief from the oppression ot the cxistimr
, board of county commissioners by taking
. from them their power as a board ot equal
1 ization; or, it this cannot constitutionally
1 be done. then, at least, that a bill shall be
; passed limiting their tenures ot office to
not more than two consecutive terms."
It is suspected around the stato house
that the petition never saw Doniphan coun
ty, but was made up right here in Topeka.
, and that the signatures are bogus.
1 When It was read, the Populist senators
: themselves voted to have the whole thing
: expunged from the records. After falling
to get the petition on public record, the
, Populist lobbyists filed copies with the va
. rious newspaper correspondents. Fred
Close and Frank Elliott had the matter
' In charge.
;RIGGS-SMART CONTEST CASE.
Donglns Cnnnty Itcconnt to Re Com
menced Moudny Contest May
Ottawa, Kss.. Feb. li (Special.) Judge
Smart, of this judicial district, received
word to-day from Samuel RIggs. of Law
rence, informing him thnt tho Riegs-Smart
contest case would come up Monday. Feb
ruary 15 Chairman Lamb, of the senate
special committee, composed of Senators
I-amb. Harris and Hanna. appointed to re
count the ballots, has ordered a subpoena
to compel the county clerk of Douglas
county to appear with poll book returns of
the precincts ot that county, on Monday.
February 15. when a recount will be begun.
In Mr. Rlgcs letter to Judge Smart, he
states that it this recount of Douglas coun
ty does not materially reduce Judge
Smart's majority, he. Rlggs, will withdraw
PETERS 0NH0G DOCKAGE.
Says the Popnllsts Have Passed a II I It
Thnt Will Cost l-'nriaers
$r.o,IMH a Yenr.
Topeka. Kas.. Feb. 12. (Special.) Congressman-elect
Peters, whose vocation is
that of a live stock commission merchant
at the Kansas City stock yards. Ktaos to
find it exceedingly difficult to corral his
Populist herd in the house. To-day they en- '
acted a law which he says will knock the 1
Kansas farmers out of nt least $." a
vear. He referred to the anti-dockage bill.
"Its passage." said he- to-night, "simply
takes the dockage of hegs out of the hands 1
or the agents of the shippers and ptnees It
in the hands of the packers. The dockers .
now work for the commUakin merchant..
who represent the farmers In all transju- :
tlons with the yards, and thev are In . j
continual wrangle with tie packers, who .
-want th? dockage more severe. The Pop
ulists will take away their only protection
In this lino by passing this Nil. and thej
will find it out to their sorrow."
An Investigation 111 u ft.
Topeka. Kas-. Feb. li (Special.) The
committee appointed to Investigate the
Kingman and Cowley county bond deals. '
Just for a bluff, to-day asked that suh-
poenas be issued for the following wit
nesses: W. H. Upton. C. M. Scott. A.
I Swan. D. C. Pierce, K. N. iiaxzld. SV. C,
Pick 5em Out!
To-day for $22, $20.5 iS,
516.50, $15 Overcoats,
Ulsters or Suits. You see
we're willing to pay dear
ly for the necessary room
so come earlv.
Hundreds of pairs of
very line black Wors
ted. Cheviot. Tweed and
Corduroy Pants, tlnely
made. worth up to $1 a
pair, some out of suits
that sold at $13, choice
finest $. $7. $0
Trousers, in the
the acme of per-
in sryie. mane
choice ot these
Edwards. F. B. TJawcs. E. P. Greer. R.
H. Albaugh. I If. Hayes. II. N Henley;
.J. -A. Cogncr. L. A. Rit.r. t v ii..Z'
G. E. Cole. O. L. Atherton a'ndDirld Fox! ""fl
SHELDON JJSURY BILL
Populist Are .Vot Agreed on tho
Measure Jinny Serious Ob
jection to It.
Topeka, Kas.. Feb. 12.-(SpccUL Th
senato spent tho entire forenoon discussing;
Sheldon's usury bill, and at noon the mem
ttera rrrcrvztm as flrt- apart ai crer. TtM
principal objection to the bill, not only b
tho Republicans, but also by several Pop
ulists. Is that clause, providing that If usury
is charged It renders the noto uncollecti
ble. The rate S per cent fixed in the bill,
is also objectionable. The Populists ad
journed the senate at 12 o'clock until t In
order that they might caucus on tho bill
again. They were unable to agree at tho
caucus this afternoon, nnd when tho sen
ate reconvened the Sheldon bill went over.
"Tom' Hayes Realsn.
Topeka. Kas.. Fo"b. 12. (Special.) Cap
tain Thomas J. Hayes has tendered his
resignation as steward of the Osawatomli
asylum, to take effect March 1. Captain
Hayes has held that imsltlon for seven
years and has made a most efficient of
ficial. His resignation has not yet b.-eu
Antl-Docksge UIU Wins.
Topeka. Kas.. Feb. li-(SpeciaL) The
house, in committee of tho whole, this aft
ernoon recommended for passage tho antl
dockago bill. It precipitated a hard fight,
but its advocates won by a small major
ity. To Inspect the Penitentiary.
Topeka, Kas.. Feb. 12. (SpecUl) The
senate and house committees on penal In
stitutions went to the Kansas penitentiary
this afternoon to Inspect that Institution
before recommending legislation regardlnc
Governor Leedy Sinn It.
Topeka. Kas.. Feb. li (Special) Gov
ernor I-eedy to-day signed the bill abol
ishing Judge Vandlvcrts Judtelal district.
A CAR WHEEL BURSTS.
And Sends a "West Virginia Pnssruger
Trnln Down an Elshtecn-
Cumberland, lid, Feb. li North bound
passenger train No. 2 on the West VlrgtaU
Central & Pittsburg railway was wrecked
shortly before noon to-day at R.rnurr, W.
Va.. thirty-five miles south of Cumberland,
by a wheel on the rear truck ol the 1he
ccach bursting. The train was moving at
tha rate of eighteen miles an hour and tho
cocch was thrown violently over an em
bankment. It cleared the track so sud
denly that the latter was not In the least
torn. The Injured are: Daniel Ie-xilder.
of Klktns. W. Va- conductor. bnilKed about
hips and bock ami hurt internally. W. D.
Holmes, of Elklns, W. V . brakenur.
bruised and cut by cUj: I. W Aycox.
cciored: Rlakely Parson. Sidney Muirf-y.
P. J. Rafferty and t!. E. Houseknechi. a'i
more or less bruliwsl nd cat All tha
passengers were badly shaken up.
Santa Fe Krcljslit Wreck.
Wichita. Kas.. Feb. li-(SpecUI) In ,
wreck that weurred on the Knglewood
branch of the Santa Fc. near Mulvanc. thU
afternoon. Hal Strait, a brakrman. was
thrown a distance of V feet. He was fear
fullv bruised, but wtH recover. A grai 1
ear collapsed while the train was under f-,i
headway ami several cars were wrecked.
Keclry Patient Horned In tlcnth.
Uincaster. O Feb. li The I-incaMrr
Medical Institute here was destroyed by
fire early this morning. Dr. Simon, ef
Jackson. W. Va it patient Vor the Keeley
treatment, perished. In attempting to es
cape, he became confused, crawled unifr
a. bed ami could not he found In time ty
Pennsylantn Timn nn Klre.
Ptttburg. P-a.. Feb. li Intelligence ha-s
hss Just reached here that the little towr rf
Mars, on tne tituours Western ar
road, twenty miles went of here. Is burrlnjj
down, but no particulars ate it rrcte-t
available hecaus of the poor t- '.igraph
and telephone faetHttetc
Fatal Holler Explosion.
Youacstown. fX. Feb. C Ry the rxpts
ston of the holler yesterday evening at
Lee' coal ralne. In 'VNeathershcJd. ten znlit-i
northwest of tht eMy. John WlIUx Jc aget
it ears, -was MHed. and Wesley Kile .si
J. G. Vetter badly scalded by es-ape-s
steam. No cau is known for the expio
ttes. Knobnoster Child Scalded.
Warren-shars. Mo Feb. li tSpecUll
Mary Coffee, a S-xear-oM daacnter of P
nwMer Coffee ot Knobnoster. schU p!T
tnc around the kitchen last nlcht rmiied a,
teakettle ot boiling water trots U Have.
The chiU -btu XatiUy saVicJ.