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PERISHED BY FIRE.
Sovon Pooplo Loao Their Lives In a
Firu at Hobokon, N. J.
SAWYER FAMILY MURDERER HANGED
Ed Ferry rays the Penalty of III" Crime at
Ava. Mo. Five Men Kllleil by Full
ing; Tree A Nep;ro Killed A
New YoitK, Feb. 1. During the
early hours of yesterday, two fires oc
curred in Hoboken, N. J., which re
sulted in the loss qf (.even lives. Many
poor people wcro made homeless and
had narrow escapes for their lives.
Tho fires occurred in different parts of
the city, and one of them, at least, is
believed to havo been of incendiary
origin. Tho first fire started in tho
three-story fraino building at 410 New
ark strcot There a mother and five
children lost their lives. At tho other
fire a little girl was burned to death.
Tho dead are: Mrs. Nellie Schoedcr, 40
years old, wife of Charles Schoeder; her
children, Henry, 11 years old; Kate, 0
years; Maggie, 7 years; John, 3 years;
.Willie, 3 months; Mabel Mangles. The
(second fire was at Nos. 153 to 159 Four
teenth street. It was there that little
Mabel Mangles perished. Her sister,
Florence, was seriously burned, but Is
expected to recover.
8AWYKIC FAMILY MUIUinitEK HANCIKD.
Sl'ltiNOFiKLl), Mo., Feb. 1. Edward
I'erry, who murdered three members
of tho Sawyer family in Douglass coun
ty. May 20, was hanged at Ava Saturday
afternoon. Thousands of excited people
were in the town, but only 200 were
admitted to the stockade. A clamor
for tho destruction of the stockade
went up, but the offcers kopt off the
crowd with Winchesters. Perry parted
from his mother at ono o'clock. Ho
was then taken to a band stand where
Rev. J. 11. Bridges made a statement in
his behalf, in which it was stated that
he was not afraid to die. He said that
the former statements he had made.
) connecting his uncle, 'William Yost,
with the crime, were true. Ferry was
pronounced dead 15 minutes after the
drop fell, death resulting from strangu
lation. Tho only telegraph wire into
Ava was cut early in the day to prevent
tho possible sending of any message
which might save Ferry s neck.
FIVK MEN KILLED BY A THEE.
Jackson, O., Feb. 1. In Fike county,
southwest from here, a gang of ten
men on the farm of William Thomas
were felling largo trees for railway
ties in a forest remote from houses.
They had a shanty in which they slept
and prepared their meals. While at
the noon repast yesterday a tree left
nearly chopped through fell on the
shanty. Thomas Lohr, Evan Davis
and William Itruce wcro killed, and
David Marsh and Frank Stadoin fatally
t A NEOIIO KILLED AT MEXICO, MO.
Mexico, Mo., Feb. 1. "Flatrock,"
tho negro settlement In this city, was
the scene of another murder about ten
o'clock last night. Leo Smith, a col
ored man from St. Louis, attempted to
enter tho house of Henry Taylor. Tho
latter ejected him twice, and at tho
third attempt Taylor emptied the con
tents of a shotgun into Smith's side,
killing him instantly. Both were
A SHOCKING UTAH MURDER.
G os ii ex, Utah, Feb. 1. A shocking
murder has taken placo here. Bar
tholomew Race shot and killed his
wife while she was sick in bed and
then turned the weapon upon himself,
nis wife pleaded for her life, but the
man, who had planned the murder,
would not listen to her protests. Nine
children remain, the youngest of whom
is only four days old.
IS IT GEORGE TAYLOR?
A Man Said to !! tho Meek Murderer Un
der Arrest In California.
nANFoni), Cal., Feb. 1. Saturday a
man who had known George Taylor,
tho notorious Missouri outlaw and
murderer of tho Meuks family, well in
Missouri, claims to have seen him on a
street here and notified Sheriff Buck
ncr, but by that time tho man had left
town. Later, however, he was located
in a sheep camp, 14 miles southwest of
here, near Tulare lake. The sheriff or
ganized a posse and went in pursuit.
The officers knowing the desperate
nature of tho man they were aft
er, waited until dark. Then they sur
rounded the camp. Tho man wanted
was completely surprised and made no
resistance. With hlra was a young
boy who was also arrested. Tho two
wcro brought back to Hanford and are
now in jail. Tho captured man denies
that ho is tho much wanted Tavlor.
Ho calls himself "Rattlesnake Bill"
and gives no other name. Ho tells a
number of contradictory stories as to
whero ho came from, locating himself
aucccssivcly in Texas, British Colum-
bia, Montana and Oregon.
James Ink Hanged.
Oregon, Mo., Feb. 1. James Inks
was hanged at 8:5.! o'clock Saturday
morning for tho murder of John Pat
terson, May 15, 1895. Life was extinct
in 14H minutes. Inks died invoking
the blessing of the Lord upon all pres
ent. This was in striking contrast to
tho life ho led before the crime was
committed. The murderer leaves a
wife and four children.
THE 'TREASURY PORTFOLIO.
McKlnley Said to Have Settled on Lyman J,
Gage,' of Chicago.
Chicago, Jan. 28. Lyman J. Gage
left last night for Canton, O. The Chi
cago financier, who has been offered
tho portfolio of tho treasury, went in
answer to a telegram from President
elect McKinloy, asking him to come to
Canton. Having made a diplomatic
tender of the secretaryship of the
treasury to the Chicagoan, Mr. McKin
ley naturally wishes to discuss with
LYMAN J. GAGE.
him matters of policy. It is known
that Mr. Gage has been making
arrangements to closo up his af
fairs in Chicago in order to be free to
take a position in the president's cabi
net. It will be necessary for him to
relinquish all connection with the
First national bank, and it was a mat
ter of common knowledge about tho
bank yesterday that he had begun to
shape Ills business to retire from that
institution to go to Washington.
WANT A REVISION.
National Annotation of Manufacturer Ailt
That the Tariff lie Cli tnertl.
Philadelphia, Jan. 28. At the meet
ing of the National Association of
Manufacturers in this city yesterday,
the commlttco on resolutions presented
Resolved, That It W the sensoof tho National
Association ot Manufacturers that tho tarlfl
law should be revised at tho earliest posslblo
moment. In order that uncertainty may bo re
mot ed, confidence restored and business per
mitted to revive.
Resolved, That rates of duty should be made
as low as posslblo consistent with adaqu.ua
protection of our manufacturing and agricul
tural Industries and the labor they employ.
The tariff should contain only speclflo duties or
mixed ad alormem and speclflo duties.
Rcsohcd. That congress should be Invited to
re-establish and extend tho system of reci
procity, which may be employed to secure for
us tariff farors in Latin-American and other
markets. In which we are tho largest buj crs,
whllo Europo Is the preferred seller solely be
cause of the lower wage rates and the lower
general costs of product In European countries.
The debate that followed hinged en
tirely on the words in the second para
graph of the resolutions, "as low as
possible." The question of eliminat
the words was argued pro and con un
til matters were adjusted by the sub
stitution of the words "such as shall
bo consistent, etc." Tho vote on this
was 75 for and 51 against The entiro
report, as amended, was adopted
A Commltteo Iteport Represent a SerlonJ
Stats ot Affulrs at an Agency.
Washington, Jan. 28. Senator Petti
grew, from the committee on Indian
affairs, yesterday presented the report
of the sub-committee appointed to visit
and investigate ntfalrs at the Osage In
dian agency in tho Indian territory.
Tho report was made by Senator Allen,
and represents such a serious condition
of affairs that the report of the full
committee recommends a continuance
of tho Investigation. Tho report says
tho Indians are fleeced by the licensed
traders, and that the agent seems to con
siderlthiBduty to protect these traders
from competition with the border trad
ers, who are willing to sell goods al
half the price the licensed traders
charge, which charge tho report char
acterizes as "exorbitant in the ex
treme." It is represented that an In
dian who once gets into debt to the
license holders is never able to pay
out, and no steps are taken to protect
The National Convention Reject a Plan fol
Afllllatlon with 1'olltUaI Parties.
Des Moines, la., Jan. 23. The Na
tional Woman's Suffrage convention
yesterday showed 19 states represented
by 51 delegates and a large attendance.
Tho report of Annie L. Dlggs, of Kan
sas, on affiliation with political parties
was rejected because it favored de
nouncing all political parties, and fa
vored dropping the Kansas work, ow
ing to tho opposition of the populists.
After routine business in the afternoon,
memorial addresses were made in
honor of the distinguished dead of the
past year. Among those was Harriet
Beccher Stowe, who was referred to as
one of the pioneers in woman's emanci
pation. Two Men Mown to Atoms.
Toledo, O., Jan. 23. A tremendous
explosion of nitro-glyccrino in a store
house belonging to the Ohio & Michigan
Torpedo Co. of this city, occurred yes
terday afternoon near Brader, 25 miles
south of here. The explosion was so
tremendous that it was plainly heard
here, and it rattled windows in the
bouthernpart of this city. 'M. Myer
son, of Toledo, and Edward Dennlson,
of Rising iSun, were' blown to atooi
GAGE ON FINANCE.
.Tlio Next Secretary of the Treaiur State
Hi rosltlun on the Issue.
Chicago, Feb. 1. Lyman J. Gage
was questioned concerning tho most
vital Issues with which he will deal as
secretary of tho treasury. Mr. Gage,
with candor, makes his position quito
clear on all of them, as follows: ,
Our whole money system is the resultant of
makeshift legislation and unsclentlllo com
promises. It Is time that reform began.
In my opinion the greenbacks should be per
manently retired. The sllvor purchased under
tho Sherman act should bo gradually sold and
the treasury notes redeemed and canceled.
Some well guarded system of banknoto circula
tion, broader and mora elastic than the present
national bank act provides, should b3 Inaugu
Such banknotes should be redeemabloat a
central placo and bo redeemable In gold only.
Silver certificates, which form nearly ono
tlfth of the circulating medium of tho United
States. 'are dangerous. Ily their use a volume
of Inferior money has found an abnormal use.
They ore the most perploxln feature In tho
much involved problem of our national
There Is no reason why the government
should act as a warehouse man for cither gold
or silver. Such a function Is outsldo tho proper
limit ot action.
But w o are faced by a condition. The enor
mous amount of (S00 COO.OOO of silt er, represented
by $338,000,000 In silver certitlcates. added to tho
(150,000,000 purchased by the government under
tho Sherman act.constltutcs a standing menace
to every business Interest.
To sum up, the defects of our present cur
rency system are: .
First Confusing heterogeneity', which needs
Second The greenback controverts the prin
ciple of paper money, t Iz. : Th-.t every note
Injected Into the commercial sjstctn should
represent an existing commercial value.
Third The treasury note Is a standing evi
dent) ot a foolish operation the creation ot a
debt for the purchase, on a fallin; xnaket, ot a
commodity for which tho purchaser has no use;
It lies open to the Just chargo ot being both
Idiotic and Immoral.
Fourth The national bank note merely con
forms to tho princlplo of paper money, but tho
unreasonable requirements for socurlly para
lyze Its efficiency and operate to destroy Its
Fifth The silver certificate encourages tho
use of stlyer to a larger oxtent than Is con
sistent with the safe presort atlon of that metal
on a parity w ith gold.
A Commission Will Settle the Alaska
ItrllUh Columbian Boundary.
Washington, Feb. 1. Secretary
Olney and Sir Julian Pauncefote at 11
o'clock Satruday signed theeonvention
for the definition by commission of so
much of the boundary line between
Alaska and the British possessions as
is marked by the 141st meridian. It
will be sent to tho senate Monday.
It provides a commission of four
members. Tho names are not
given, but will be agreed on
hereafter. The commission will
meet in London or Washington. It is
claimed by friends of the administra
tion that this new treaty will bo second
in importance only to the Venezuelan
boundary treaty and involving the
same principle the determination by
peaceful arbitration with Great
Britain of an important boundary dis
pute. JAPANESE WAGES.
Goodly Increase In Almost Kvery Vocation
Keportcd Since the War with China.
Washington, Fob. 1. United States
Consul Connelly has supplied the state
department with tables showing tho
wages of various classes of labor, moro
or less skilled, in Japan for 1894, 1805
and 1890 that illustrate the great in
crease in certain lines since the China
Japan war. Agricultural laborers,
male and female, have had their wages
advanced from 10 yen per day to 20
yen, weavers from 15 to 35, tailors from
CO to 120, paper makers from 18 to 40,
fishermen from 20 to 40, blacksmiths
from 45 to 85 and so on.
Takes Issue with Washburn.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 1. Joseph A.
Edgcrton, secretary of the people's
independent party, has issued an ad
dress in reply to the one recently mado
public by National Committeeman G.
F. Washburn, of Massachusetts. Mr.
Washburn recommends that the popu
lists drop the fight for silver and tako
up government ownership of railroads.
Edgerton says no change is needed in
policy, as these questions are identical
in the populists' general plan. He says
the silver issue must not be abandoned.
A Doublo Crlmo.
Denver, Col., Feb. 1. FrcaC. Riebe,
aged 45 years, a fugitive from justice,
shot and probably mortally wounded
his wife, aged 37, at her homo this
morning and then killed himself. For
six weeks the two had been living
apart. Last night he sought a recon
ciliation, saying that he had to go
back to Omaha to answer. criminal
charge. He asked her to mortgage
her horse and buggy and buy him a
suit of clothes. She refused and locked
Thurston Will Ignore It.
Washington, Feb. 1. Referring to
the action of tho Nebraska legislature
in instructing him to vote for tho free
coinage of silver, Senator Thurston
said Saturday: "The present Nebras
ka legislature docs not represent tho
party that elected me to the senate.
When any of tho legislators show a
disposition to come to my proposition
I will consider tho matter. Wo are
now as far apart as tho poles, and
there is no apparent prospect of agree
ment." Ill Money Wa Gone.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. I. Charles
Sheridan, a farmer from St Mary's,
Kan., came to town yesterday with
8110 in an inside vest pocket. He camo
to see tho sights and he saw a few of
them. He was drunk when he went to
a lodging house at 1015 Union avenue.
When ho anoko this morning his
money was gone.
Heated Debate Over a Flan of Work Con
trol of Campaign Fund.
Des Moines, la., Jan. 29. The Na
tional Woman Suffrage association in
dulged in a heated debate 'yesterday
on the proposition for a plan of work,
led by Clara B. Colby, of Nebraska, to
add the chairmen of standing commit
tees to tho business committee of the
association, thereby enlarging It to 14
members. It was decided to insist
SUSAN B. ANTHONY.
that the national organization should
control state campaigns where the na
tional association gives aid. National
workers say that state workers in the
new states who havo not had ex
perience do not know how to
run a campaign as well as the
national workers, who have been
through It in other states. Miss
Anthony declared she would never
take hard earned money contributed
for this purpose into state campaigns
unless she could control the campaign.
The person who contributes money
controls the campaign nowadays, she
said. At the afternoon session the fol
lowing officers were elected: President,
Susan B. Anthony; vice presldent-at-large,
Rev. Anna Howard Shaw, Phila
delphia; corresponding secretary, Mrs.
Rachacl Foster Avery, Philadelphia.
All these were re-elections.
NO HOPE FOR THEM.
All rending Western Measures Will Fall to
Fas Congress This Session.
Washington, Jan. 29. It is settled
now as nearly as anything can be set
tled in advance, that all pending local
measures in which Kansas and the
southwest are interested will fail of
passage at this session. The Kansas
City, Kan., building bill, the Fort
Hays military reservation bill, the To
peka building, the Oklahoma free
homes bill, the Wichita reservation
opening are all held up on the calen
dar In such shape that there is no
show of their passage. With Presi
dent Cleveland now rests the fate of
the plan for the speedy opening of the
Wichita lands. He has practically
taken the matter out of the hands of
the secretary and has now entire
charge of tho case.
NOTHING BUT TARIFF.
Chairman DInglry Say the Extra Session
of Congress WUI Consider This Subject
Washington, Jan. 29. Chairman
Dinglcy, of the ways and means com
mittee, has set congress buzzing by his
latest statement. He said yesterday:
"There will be no general legislation
during the extra session of congress.
President McKinley will call congress
in extraordinary session for the speci
fic purpose of passing a revenue bill.
When we meet in March the bill will
bo ready to present to the house, and
it will be passed within 30 days, and
sent to the senate. Nothing else
will be done by the house. We
shall adjourn from day to day, or tako
three-day adjournments, according to
tho provisions of the constitution.
A Nebraska Man Returns from Meeting
and Slay Ills Wife and Children.
Wayne, Neb., Jan. 29. C. K. Rash
returned home Wednesday night from
a revival meeting and murdered his
wife and three children. When the
sheriff and coroner reached the house
yesterday the dead bodies of Mrs.Rash
and her ten-year-old son lay on the
floor, frightfully gashed, and tho two
younger children lay dead on their
beds with their heads mashed to a jelly.
The deed had been done with three
pieces of soapstone. When the sheriff
entered, Rash was sitting in the win
dow and mado no offer of resistance.
It Is supposed that Rash's mind had be
come unbalanced as the result of the
excitement at tho revival meeting.
A Natural Fhenomena.
Ottumwa, la., Jan. 29. By an explo
sion in a coal mine at Foster, 15 miles
south of here, 11 men have been severe
ly burned, one of them fatally. The
mine officials claim that the explosion
was a result of natural phenomena,
that the air of extreme low tempera
ture met the warm gaseous air of the
mine when the shaft was suddenly
opened and formed gas which ignited
from the lamps of the miners, who
were just leaving work temporarily.
Nevada Want the Fight.
Cakson, Nov., Jan. 29. The Corbett
Fitzsimmons fight will be pulled off in
Nevada, probably at Carson. The state
senate yesterday parsed the bill to
legalize glove contests and Dan Stuart,
the fight promoter, announced that the
mill would occur in the silver state.
The bill to permit glove contests passed
the senato by a vote of nine to six. It
bad previously passed the house
WORK OF CONGRESS.
What Oar Senators and Representative
Are Doing; at the National CapltoL
In tho senate on the 25ta Senator Turpie
find.) made a speech of two hours' length on
the Cameron Cuban resolutions. Be bitterly
denounced Copt-Gen. Weyler, characterizing
him as tho "Herod of Havana," and paid ii'
glowing tribute to the Insurgent government
and Its leader. Eulogies were then delivered
on the late Speaker Crisp and a memorial was
presented from tho presidential electors of
Delaware, asking for a congressional lnvestigs-
tlon of alleged election frauds In that state
After consuming most of the day in District of
Columbia business the house took up the In
dian appropriation bill. Mr. Curtis (Kan.) got
an amendment adopted permitting merchants
to go into the Klckapoo reservation to collect
their accounts. The conference report on tha
immigration bill was presented and Mr. John
son (Ind.) mods a speech In favor ot the early,
reform of the banking and currency laws. ,
In the Bonate on the 26th Senator Turpie
(Ind.) closed his speech on the Cuban resolu-
tlons, holding that Spain had utterly failed to'
quell the outbreak, sad that the United States
should Intervene. The Wolcott bill for an in
ternational monetary conference was consid
ered, 1ut no final action was taken. The Nic
aragua canal bill was then debated. After
wards, the amendments to the senate bill tor a
survey of a water route from the mouth of the
jetties at Galveston, Tex., to Houston, were
agreed to and the bill finally passed. ...The
bouse passed over the president's veto the bill
to pepslon Jonathan Scott, of Oswego, Kan., at
the rate ot tTZ a month. The Indian appropria
tion bill was then considered. A bill was also
passed to satisfy a claim for keeping 38 African
slaves, landed at Savannah, Go., in 1859, until
they were sent back to their country.
Tub senate on the 27th passed the military
SMdemy approp-latlon bill after tho defeat of 1
tbo amendment for tho participation of tho
West Point cadets In the Inauguration ccre
mtnles. The Nicaragua canal bill was then .
taKen up and debated. Senator Vilas (Wis.)
mMe a motion to recommit tho bill, but the
semto adjourned beforo a voto was taken....
Tht house, after a 'debate of four hours, adopted
the conference report on tho immigration bill
by as ote of 131 to 118, Mr. Bartholdt (Ma) speak
ing against the report.
The bill for an International monetary con
ference was debated In the senate on tho 28th,
Senator Chandler (N. IL) speaking In favor of
It Senator Stewart (Nev.) criticised the com-
mission as futile, but stated that be would not
oppose the measure. The Nicaragua canal bill
and the bankruptcy bill were beforo the senato
tcr a brief time, but no progress was made on
cither of them. Early In the day a lively de
bate occurred over the resolution of Senator
Allen (Neb.) questioning the president's right
to foreclose against the Pacific railroads. The
resolution went over for a speech by Senator
Thurston (Neb.). A number of petitions urg
ing the speedy ratification of the Anglo-American
peace treaty were received. Senator Pet
f er (Kan.) stated that the sentiment In Kansas
appeared to be strongly In favor of the early
ratification of the treaty. The appointment of
William S. Forman, of Illinois, as commis
sioner of internal revenue was confirmed....
The house passed the Indian appropriation bill
and entered upon the consideration of the agri
cultural appropriation bllL The feature ot the
day was the scoring Mr. De Armond (Mo ) gave
the secretary ot agriculture for the recent issue
of a pamphlet entitled "The Farmers' Interest
DT the decisive vote of 48 to 4 the senate on
the 2Dth passed the bill for the appointment of
commissioners to sn International money con
ference. The bill authorizing the patenting of
lands containing petroleum and other mineral
oils under the place mining laws of the United
States and the bill to prevent the speculating
In claims against the federal government by
United States officers were also passed. Sen
ator Bacon (Go.) Introduced a joint resolution,
which was referred, deprecating war and ovow-
. Ing that the policy ot the United States was to
ever possible. The senate then adjourned to
tho 1st. ...The house had an acrimonious debate
on the conference report to confer the fran
chises of the Atlantic & Pacific railroad on the
purchases under the mortgage foreclosure. Mr.
Murphy (ArL) introduced a bill to try Indian
criminals In territories In the United States
courts only. It was referred. The house then
discussed the agricultural appropriation bill.
Tho evening session was devoted to prhate
TO SHUT OUT COXEY.
PopullH Editor Will Hold a Meeting; In
Kansas City The Object.
St. Louis, Jan. SO. Rumors of a still
further split in the ranks of the popu
list party were verified last night when
A. Rozelle, secretary and treasurer of
the National Reform Press association,
issued a numerously signed call for a
meeting at Kansas City, Mo., Febru
ary 22. This meeting will be in direct '
opposition to one which President Van
dervoort has called for the same date
at Memphis, Tenn. Following the call
is a statement that the present Nation
al Reform Press association has dimin
ished in membership until it has ceased
to be a representative body and is
run by men who have been repudi
ated by the party. This last is taken
to be a side shot at Coxey, and it is
hinted that the main purpose of tho
Kansas City meeting is to shut out tho
Massillon reformer. When Coxey was
here some weeks ago with his "rump
convention" ho adjourned it to meet
again in Memphis, February 22. The
Rozelle party claims a following of 90
percent, of the populist editors and in
sinuates that if Coxey goes to Memphis
he will meet another frost.
TWO REPORTERS KILLED.
Two Steamship on the Mississippi Collide
with Disastrous Results.
New Obleans, Jan. 29. At 12:30
o'clock yesterday morning a collision
occurred in the river about 12 miles
above the quarantine station, between
the steam yacht Argo and the fruit
steamship Albert Duuiois, in which tho
yacht had her bow stove in and sank
within a very few minutes after the
accident. How the accident occurred
and who was to blame for it the courts
will most probably be called upon to
decide. Messrs. Hester and Blassini
are missing and their fate is doubtless
sealed. They were well known and
popular reporters on the Picayune.
Melton Will Be Freed.
Washington, Jan. SO. The prisoners
of the Competitor, who have been lan
guishing in Cuban prisons, are to be
unconditionally released, by order of
the Spanish government. Aside from
the general interest attaching to this
information, it possesses a decidedly
local flavor for Kansas people, as ono
of the prisoners, Owen Melton, haila
from the Sunflower state.