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AfWUS. MONDAlf, JANUARY 16, 1503.
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WHAT'LLBE NEXT ?
In the Political Complication Out
JEERY SIMPSON HIES HIM AWAY
And If Report! Be Correct Doesn't Seem
to Be Mimed Before Going He Dissolves
the Populist-Democratic Combine, What
Was Left of It Two Legislatures Are the
Host Frobable Development John
Sherman on Senate Democrats and Sil
ver A Reply to Bayard.
Topkka, Kan., Jan. 10. Jerry Simpson
departed yesterday for Washington and
will have nothing further to say retarding
the trouble between the two houses. That
there is some trouble in the Populist camp,
growing out of Simpson's leadership for
the past three weeks, seems probable from
the talk of several prominent Populist.
They intimate that the present difficulties
are in part due to Simpson's efforts to force
a compromise with the Republicans that
would result in his own election as senator.
The two houses will meet at 4 o'clock this
Will Probably Be Two Legislatures.
The Republicans have called a caucus
for today to nominate a candidate for state
printer, and whether the difficulties over
organization are adjusted or not balloting
must begin. If the situation does not
change materially, two elections will be
held. Unless the parties get together in
the matter, each house will elect a state
printer and when the senate meets in joint
session with the house the Populists will
probably vote with the Populist house,
while the Republican senators will vote
with the Republicans in the house.
Republicans Issue an Address.
Speaker Douglass and the other sixty
three Republican members ol the house last
night Issued an address to the citizens of
Kansas, stating at length their side of the
controversy and giving tiie claims on which
they base their right to organize the house
of representatives. It is charged that the
list of members as prepared by the secre
tary of state the only legal list has been
mutilated by the Populists and other names
substituted for regularly elected members.
Republicans antl Democrats Protest.
Dispatches from Lawrence, Hiawatha, and
McPherson Mats that the Republicans and
Democrats of those places held mass meet
ings and protected a-'tii.sl the action of the
Populists in the lower house, at the same
time nr'inir the Republican majority to
inaiiit.-iiii their position, and assuring them
of the iiniorMMiient of public sentiment. A
disputed from Wk-lii';t, Coventor Lewel
lint's home, Matc that the Democrats ()f
that pliice'v, l,o MipportiM him loyally dur
ing the elect ion, arc considering the advisa
bility t.t lioidiiiga iii.i-i meeting to protest
against his act ion hi th legislative mud
dle. HG'.V THE WORK VA3 DONE.
Closing Act or he l:tr(,iol ion of thn
The final act of the recognition of the
Populist house wa consummated Satur
day by the senate. The debate was over
house roncurrent resolution Xo. 1, and w:vs
heated. SenHtor O'Bryan, a Democrat
elected by Populist support; Senator T.-y-lor,
Senator Setin, 'and other Populists
favored recognition of the Populist house.
O'Bryan admitted that from a legal point
of view the Republicans had a decided ad
vantage, but from the standpoint of equity
and just ice the Populists were undoubtedly
right. The will of the people, justice aud
liberty, in his opinion, were paramount to
law. Senator Jumper said he would not
be gui ied by the legal technicalities. I to
thanked God that he w-as not a lawyer, and
that he was in a position to judge of the
merits of the case as a citizen. .
A Penitentiary Offense.
Senator Parker, Republican, had copied
the record of the Populist house when he
found that an organization hod been ef
fected without any roll call having been
made, and said that the recttrd was simply
that of a mob. He showed that the Popu
list chief clerk had made alterations in the
official roll over the great seal of the state
and pronounced him guilty of forgery, for
which he should be sent to the peniten
tiary. The vote was reached by moving
the previous question. It resulted in a
victory for the Popu lists by a vote of 17 to
22, three Populists Taylor, O'Bryan and
Dillard voting with the Republicans.
When the announcement was made in the
house of the decision of the senate perfect
Dnnstno-Makes a Speech.
The housedid tmeet until 3:10p. ni. and
then Secretary Brown, of the senate. was an
nounced by Dunsmore. Populist speaker.
Brown stated that the senate had adopted
the concurrent resolution and appointed a
committee to act with the bouse Populist
committee to wait on the governor. Duns
more, then rose and addressed the house
saying: We have been fully recognized by
the governor and senate, and no power on
earth save the sword alone can dissolve our
organization. When he said "sword" the
speaker was interrupted by hisses from the
Republican side. The men who talk
about using force in the settlement of our
difference are not the citizens they ought
to be. We have been recognized by the
senate and soon we must listen to cries of
force. We will not harm a hair of the
head of the gentleman on my left. I will
say to Mr. Douglass that I will lay down
the gavel of any moment in the interest of
harmony and good citizenship."
Douglass Utters a Defiance.
Then Douglass, the Republican leader,
said to his side: "Allow yourselves no un
easiness. The Almighty has wisely re
served the powers of creation to himself
alone. All the powers on earth, senators
and governors included, cannot make sixty,
three men out of fifty-eight men, and in
every free representative body in the world
I the majority governs. The principle of
elf-governmeut is on trial in Kansas today
as it was once years ago, but it was tri
umphant then as it will triumph now. The
friends of the constitution and the laws
will soon stand as one man n Kwnsn re-
garutess oi party, i ne constitutional noussj
of representatives, with sixty-seven lawful
members, is hire and ready for business,
and here it will remain unterrifled and un
wavering." Both speeches were loudly ap
plauded. A Dissolution of Partnership.
Jerry Simpson has notified Chairman
Jones, of the Democratic state central
committee, that the partnership heretofore
existing between the Populists and Demo
crats has been t'.issolved. The two had a
lively interview. "We want nothing mo:u
to do with your crowd," said Simpson.
'We are quiie : -ady to quit you." "We
are quite read; t quit you," replied Jone.
Then Simpson .-aid that the two paitics
had to dissolve jiartyership some time aud
it. might a. well come now as any time.
He exoressed the oniriinn thnt. tlir n-nnld
j be no more fusion between the Populists
ana l Jemocrats and said: "Two years from
now we will lick o!!i the old parlies." .
SENATE AND SILVER QUESTION.
John Sherman sys the Democraey Is
the -ilver Party.
Washington-. .Ian. ;;. Senator Sherman
has written a lett -r on silver legislation. It
fs in reply to a re. ent .statement of ex -Secretary
Bayard that the Republicans of the
senate are trying to ei:ib.-.rra-s the incom
ing admiiiisi. itio i by standing in the way
of a repeal of the .-liver purchase act f I !'.
Sherman's letter is addressed to Major
Carson, the Wasl ingtnn correspondent or
fhe Philadelphia Ledger, in reply to an in-
terview in that p: per with Uny It is
, in part as follows: "It is ,-ts well known a?
anything can be that a large majority of
the Republican sc-iators, including myself,
are decidedly in fi-vorol the repeal or sus
pension of the purchase of silver bullion.
They are ready today, tomorrow, or at any
moment to vote lor such repeal. It is
equally well known that not more thar.
one-fourth or one-fifth of the Democratic
senators are in fa rar of such repeal, and
that they will resort to extreme measures
to prevent it.
Makes an Oiler on the Subject.
"They are openly pronounced for the
free coinage of silver or the continuance of
the existing law. It is nnjust and wrong
to attribute the motive I have referred to
to Republican enatore. The pretense
made that Republi am senators would sac
rifice the public interests for a mere politi
cal scheme is wit tout foundation, and I
feel like denouncing it. If the Democratic
party will furnish .4 contingent of ten sen
ators in support of the repeal of the silver
act of 1S90 it will puss the senate within ten
days. As for Mr. 1 layard, he stands where
he always stood on financial questions,
substantially righv, but acting with a
party always wrong on such questions.
The opinions expressed by him in his in
terview are not concurred in by more than
six Democratic sent-tors, though it is hoped
a few more will join in suspending the
purchase of silver b illion."
needier the Montana Arbiter.
HELENA, Mont., Jan. lfi.-An intimate
friend of Beecher, tl e Populist with Demo
cratic leanings, says Beecher will not vote
for the Democratic aucus nominee, Clark,
and therefore the letter cannot be elected.
Neither will Beecher vote for Dixon. He
tells his friend, who appears to be a sort of
go-between, that he is willing to vote for
Hauser, Collins or one of several other
Democrats, a list of whom he has, but that
he will not permit the Democrats to go into
caucu3 and .dictate to him for whom he
shall cast his vote.
No Sunday in Wyoming Polities.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 16. There was
no Sunday at the headquarters of the
senatorial aspirants. The Populists hold
the whiphand of the situation, have both
the old parties within their grasp and can
name the man. Their plan, so far as per
fected, is to give this Democrats the first
chance, voting for either Beck, New,
Corn or Beckwith, reserving the right to
go to a Popnlist. To the Republicans they
say they will vote for C. D. Clark, a free
Fraud In a St. Louis District.
ST. Louis, Jan. 16. There is do longer
a doubt that fraud w is perpetrated in pre
cinct No. 98 at tho late election. The
number of congressional votes contained in
the ballot box exaeded the number of
votes entered on the poll books. Besides
191 ballots were numliered incorrectly and
190 were not numbered at all.
The California Senatorship.
Sacramento, Jan. 16. The Republicans
have decided to abandon the plan of nomi
nating but one candidate. As a result the
names of Senator Felton, Judge Widney,
ex-Governor Perkins, M. H. De Young, aud
M. M. Estee will be presented tomorrow by
the Republicans, and Stephen M. White
and Cator by the Dem icrats.
Doings in the National Legislature.
Washington, Jan. 10. Callery, the new
IiOtiisiaua senator, took his seat Sat tirday
and every time he ot an opportunity
voted against the an.i opiiou bill. .Most
of the day was occupied by Morguu, who
spoke on the Nicaragu 1 canal aud bewailed
the alleged fact that tie Monrop doctrine
was at this time a "barren ideality." or as
he put it, "kicked to 1 oil rags" by the sen
ate, Washburn gave notice after several
votes had been taken 9i the subject that
he w-ould ask the sena e to act on the anti
option bill on Wednesday.
The house ratified tin agreement for the
pttrcnase or the "Chero kee outlet" for $H -595,000.
This Suicide Wasn't Insane.
Buffalo, Jan. 14. William W. Gunda
lach of Columbia, Ills., opposite St. Louis,
committed suicide by shooting himself
through the head at 1 Iotel Eagle Friday
night. He came hen- with the idea of
jumping over Niagara falls, but fear that
his body might not be lonnd, thu9 causing
trouble wit a the ins irauee companies
changed his plans. He is said to be a book
maker at the Knst St 1 iimh rm-e track
Napkins became popu ar in France sooner
than in England. At one time it was cus
tomary at great French dinners to change
the napkins at every course, to perfume
them with rose water tnd to have them
folded a different way ft r each guest.
COOPER'S BIG FEE.
Another Sensation in the Home
stead Poison Cases.
SPBUNG BY THE DEFENSE THIS TIME
Dr. Cooper Likely to Re Called Vpon to
Explain Why the Carnegie Company
raid Him SS00 Last Week A Balti
more Coal Dealer "Smells a Mice" and
Gives Dempsey's Attorney a Sniff, Going;
allthe Way to IMttsburg Therefor.
PITTSBURG, Jan., 16. The attorneys for
the defense in the case of Hugh F. Demp
sey, district master workman, K. of L., on
trial for complicity in the alleged Home
stead poisonings, were surprised yesterday
by an unexpended visitor from Baltimore,
who came here o lay before them a letter
which they think will throw a much (lifer
ent light On the trial now in progress. T!e
letter seems to show that nt least one v.-.i -ness
for the prosecution, r.nd nn inijwi
o:?e, too. was well paid fotco:i:'-i n. 1 , -burg
tc testify. William ,t:-- 1
wealthy coal merchant, of H.aliii-:'- V 1- -.'.t
man who brought the letter 011. and !.'.- -a; -humanity
in .iclled him to com
Coultlu't Pay His Coal Kill.
The letter in question received by Mr.
Kaiss from Dr. James Cooper, the Balti
more physician who treated Christopher
Spayde, an alleged victim of the poisoning
and who testified that Spayde was suffer
ing undoubtedly from arsenical poisoning.
He was positive in his statement and
would not recede from it tinder searching
cross-examination by Attorney Porter, ot
the defense, who quoted authorities to
show that the doctor was wrong. Dr.
Cooper owed Mr. Kaiss $18. 7S for coal since
last April, and the latter said he was never J
able to collect the bill. On Saturday last
he received a letter enclosed in a Central
hotel envelope and postmarked at Pitts
burg at t p. m.. Jan. 12, which i3 the clay
Dr. Cooper gave his testimony.
Just Drawn a Rig l ee.
The letter is dated '"Central Hotel, Pitts
burg, Jan. 12, 1S!," and addressed to
Messrs. Kaiss & Co., Baltimore." It says:
''Please send me one ton of coal. I think it
is Sunbury No. 2. I will call on my arrival ,
and settle the old account, as I have just 1
drawn a fee of $500 from the Carnegie com- j
par.y. I will not return uutil Friday morn J
ing, when I will stop in." "James Cooper" is ',
the signature, and James Cooper is the j
doctor who was so certain that Spayde had
been poisoned. Mr. Kaiss laid this informa
tion before Attorney Porter, Mr. Dempsey's
attorney, last night.
Kaiss Transferred II is Sympathies.
Mr. Kaiss has all along sided with the
Carnegie company during the Homestead
troubles. Dr. Cooper, he says, is not com
paratively weil known in Baltimore, as his
practice is mostly among the poorer
classes. He was surprised when he re
ceived Cooper's letter at the statement oi
his getting $."500 from the Carnegie com
pany. Mr. Kaiss at once changed his feel
ings toward the Carnegie company and
hastened for Pittsburg. Attorney Porter
will lay the matter liefore the court and
try and show that at least one witness fot
the prosecution was well paid by the Car
negie company for his testimony. The only
trouble about the matter for the defense is
that the same sort of testimony was given
by several other doctors.
By His Own Confession a Rascal.
Haverhill, Mass., Jan. 16. A sensation
has been caused in Georgetown by the ar
rest of Frank Vining, a prominent citizen
and Sunday school superintendent, who
by his own concession is a forger. Over
two years ago Vining came to Georgetown
with good references and purchased a half
interest in business with Harold F. Blake
for $10,000, paying tl.000 down and giving
notes as collateral for the balance. The
notes bore gilt-edged names, but Vining
always opposed their negotiation and
finally confessed that they were forged.
Marshals for the Inauguration.
Washington, Jan. 16. Geneial Martin
McMahon, of New York, grand marshal of
the inauguration day parade, has made
the following appointments: Colonel H.
C. Corbin, V. S. A., adjutant general;
General W. D. Whipple, U. S. A., chief of
staff; William Dickson, of the District of
Columbia, chief marshal of the civic
parade; Richard Croker, of New York,
marshal of the civic organizations of New
York city and state; General Emmons
Clark, of New York, assistant marshal.
Cure for "Lumpy Jaw."
Washington Jan. 10. Secretary Rusk
has received from Dr. Salmon, chief of the
bureau of animal industry, a report on the
experiments and investigations being made
in Chicago in the treatment of cattle for
actinomycosis, or "lumpy jaw." The re
port concludes that the remedy tried iodide
of potassium -is a remarkable success, C3
per cent, of the cattle there treated having
been cured The greater part of these were
very seriously ali'ected when taken for
.she t,.-ve Herself to Another.
Danville, Ills., Jan. If,. Malcom Ward,
a wealthy farmer, became smitten with the
charm" of Mrs. Williams, a widow living
at Veedi-is!;u-g, 1ml., and claims they were
engaged. A few weeks ugo Mrs. Williams
met H. N. ti:i:lniiore, a Danville sewing
machine agcut, and shortly afterward
married him. Ward has commenced suit
agaiiil Mrs. 1 .'a'.iir.iore for $20,000 damages
ill the Danv.lie circuit court.
ill Knout;!! to Have Dune lletter.
ANNA, Ills.. Jan. 10. Caleb and Elisa
beth Miller live 011 their farm two miles
sou.'ii of Anna. They occupy the sama
house and eat at the same table. But Mr.
Miller pays boa; d to Mrs. Miiler for, ac
cording to the verdict of a circuit court
jury, the oid folks ate no lomrer man and
wife. They .tie natives of tiu county, are
over 00 years 2ol age, and had been mar
ried for fortv years.
HIS SECOND WIFE-KILLINC
A Wisconsin Man With Whom Matrimony
Seems a Failure.
Hick Lake, Jan. E. C. Alien, a
teamster, who moved here from Wonewoc,
Wis., shot and killed Bert Van Tassel and
mortally wounded his wife at Mrs. Hunt
er's restaurant in this city Saturday night.
Allen cluims that Van Tassell was unduly
intimate with his wife and that he caught
them together two weeks ago. He at
tempted to shoot Van Ta-ssc-ll at that time,
but was prevented and was arrested
and put in jail. He was released this week
and returned to this city, since which tima
he has not lived with his wife, who was
working in the restaurant where Van
Vrobahly Killed them Both.
Allen had been drinking Saturday night
and went to the restaurant to pay a board
bill. He asked Mrs. Hunter for some
tobacco and while her back was turned
opened fire with his revolver on Van Ta--sell.
Two shots took effect, one in the left
lung aud one in the forehead. He then
turned his weapon on his wife. Three
shots took effect, two in the right arm and
one in the abdomen. He attempted to shoot
her again as she lay on the floor, but the
the cartridge missed fire. Van Tassell died
almost instantly. Mrs. Allen's recovery is
Has Four to His Credit Now.
Allen seemed to be in good humor when
he called at the restaurant, and shook
hands with all present, including Vkn Tas
sell and Mrs. Allen. He was tried and
convicted before Judge McKenney at
Cleveland, in 1885, for the murder of his
second wife and a man, and after serving
about a year of his sentence was pardonr i.
He is about 40 years old. Mrs. Allen is a
young and fine-looking worn an. After the
.shooting Saturday night Allen gave him
self up 10 an officer.
Uog Show at Chicago.
Chicago, Jan. 10. The Chicago Kenne
club's annual bench show of dogs will be
held in Buttery D Feb. T to 10, and it prom
ises to be a most successful exhibition. The
premium list is the highest ever offered,
first prizes in the open classes for Great
Danes, St. Bernards, and mastiffs being $50
each. Entries close on Jan. 25 at the club's
office in this citr.
Dentil or Gen. Itufus In gal Is.
New Yoi:k, Jan. 16. General Rufus
Ingalls, United States army, retired, died
at 11 o'clock yesterday in the Grand hotel
General Ingalls was retired from the serv
ice at his own request on July 1, J883. He
was born in Denmark, Me., on Aug. 23,
1820, and was graduated from the United
States military academy in 1843.
The Evanescent fcilcott Heard From.
New York, Jan. 10. A special to The
Press from Cincinnati says: Silcott, the
absconding scrgeant-at-arms of the house
of representatives, visited his old home
near here a few days ago, and is said to be
doing business in Chicago.
Cannot Make Them Weieh on Hopper Scale
Chicago, Jan. 16. Judee Dunne
day delivered an opinion declaring nneon.
stitutional the state statute providing for
the weicrhinir nf nil l.n .- j I
Senator Cullom 1 Better.
Washington, Jan. 16. Senator Cullom,
of Illinois, has been confined to bis room
the past week by illness. He is better, and
expects to be out again in a Jew di-a.
Will rr,l.tMy lte Two Victims.
Mo;:n:ni. Si n, la., Jan. . Fireman
Mitchell, who was so badly injured ia the
wreck 011 the Iowa Central near here Fri
day, Uied Saturday, mid his remains were
taken to his home i;: Keithslmrg, Ills. Rev.
M. Miller, of Wayland. la., is in a precari
ous c "i.d'tlon ais.l not -.pocled to live.
le:lh of I-'re,! . Horn.
Cnl:iir;:... Wis., JH!1. Seuaior
Fred W. Horn. o'..i . t':e olde-t and most
distinguish.-'! 1,-uisl itois ,.f '.his -.ate. died
yesterday morning of heart disease at his
home in ilns iiy. .-ei.ator Horn had pai
ticipatcd more in public life iiitn any mnn
in this state, having lu l l ofiiiv almost con
tinually sin,.-e -n: ly :n t'i - : oii.-s. '.,. was
born near B, rliri, -.a, Aug. ;:. 1M5.
He was a classmate c.f Bismaivk.
I-.ilil-ru tlelow :t '!:u'ae,o.
Clik Ai.ri. Jan. If.. The cold spell of the
past few days is the seven st experienced in
several years and is M..-uer.il throughout the
west. At 10 o'clock yesterday morning
the thermometer rcgister.nl eighteen de
grees below zero, but after that hour th
temperature moderated. Railroads are
the chief sufferers, nearly all passenger
trains being from one to twenty-four hours
A New York Town Fire Swept,
Brewster, X- Y., Jan. 10. Fire brok
out in the town hall here at 6 o'clock
yesterday morning and before it could be
checked had destroyed the town hall,
Hall Smith & Bios, .store, A. F. Ixibdell's
store, K. II. Merrit's bottling establish
ment, the postoftice and the printing office
of the Brewster Standard. The loss is up
wards of $100,000, the insurance on which
will amount to about 75,000.
Women Suspected ot Murder.
Chicago, Jan. lt. John Russell, pro
prietor of a shooting gallery at 129 South
Ualsted street, was murdered during Sat
urday night, and the fact not known until
yesterday at 11:30, when Mrs. Annie Hewitt
and Mrs. Rosa Therand called for the po
lice. They were arrested after having con
tradicted each other In their stories, and
locked u on suspicion. Robbery was the
motive of the murder.
Any Person You Can Catch, That Is.
Raleigh, N, C, Jan. 16. The committee
On judiciary has decided to make a favor
able report to the legislature on a bill in
tended to put a stop to lynching. It is Im
portant as the first ever introduced in thia
state. It imposes a penalty of $500 and im
prison ment of any person engaged in
lynching. It also holds the authorities ot
a county responsible if lynchings occur.
Was Buried on His Wedding Day.
Plainfield, Wis., Jan. 16. The fu
neral of a young man named Trickle, who
resided a few miles east of here, took place
Friday, the day set for his marriage to
Miss Maggie Gustin, of Oasis, who is
nearly prostrated with grief.
Two More Lives Lost.
DCLUTH, Jan. 16. It is certain that two
more lives were lost in the Hotel St. Louis
fire Friday, making four in all. The other
two victims are W. T. Reese, a New York
commercial traveler, and Lizzie Larson, a
THE WAT SHE LOOKS
troubles the woman who
is delicate, run-down, or
overworked. She's hollow-cheeked,
thin, and pale, and it
Now, the way to look
well is to be well. And
the way to be well, if
you're anv such woman,
is to faithfully use Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Pre
scription. That is tho
only medicine that's
o-uaranfecd to build up
woman's strength and to
euro woman's ailments.
In every "female complaint," irregularity,
or weakness, and in every exhausted condi
tion of the female system if it ever fails
to benefit or cure, you have your money
There is only one medicine for Ca
tarrh worthy the name. Dozens are
advertised, but only the proprietors of
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy say this :
" If we can't cuw yoa, wel.l poy yoo
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Keeps the finest line of
IN THE CITY.
Under Harper House.
314 BRADY STREET,
The Fall and Wiktik Gcoda are now In. DAVENFOBT,
Hemtm'ber we sie fhcwirg lie leigrtt ai d nctt tsiird
aseoitment of D wes-hc and iMPosim gctde in the tliJ
cities. Suite made to yt ur mtstme lum ?0io 40; Trot
eers made to your measure f5 to $12.
You wish a piece cf Diamond Jewehy,
You wish a Watch,
You wish a Clock,
You wish a Fine Pin,
You wish a pair of Ear Pangs,
You wish something in olid Silver,
You wish a pair of Opera Glaeses,
You wish a pair of Gold Spectacles,
You wi6h anything in cur line
You can surely findjt at
Cor. Third and Brady Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
Never before heard of prices,
At G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
I4W. Second Street. 0YrNPORi iDtfl