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WMWfWW 5k? '''- iJ " "" "Jf3'W ' She Wcfcifa gaily, gaufc: g tftfag ptoxtwg, ffjefamarg 23, 1894. WANT A HEW DEAL TBISCO BONDHOLDERS TO ASK POE ADDITIONAL EE0EIYEE3. The Appointees of Judge Caldwell Not Satisfactory A Conference Held at St. Louis to Adjust the - Trouble The Rate Trouhlo Between the .Atchison, and Southern Pacific Likely to Disrupt the Associa tion ZS'otes. ST. LOUIS. Feb. 22 There was a con ference today of tho Atchison and Frisco people, at which there were present. J. W. Reinhart, president of the Atchison; J. C. Wilson, the ieceiver at Topeka, and W. W. Green, of Alexander & Greeu, at-torneys-at-Iaw, New York. This meeting was preliminary to a suit that Is to be btougbt in the United States circuit couit to bring about n change of policy. There has been a general feeling of dis satisfaction among the general mortgage bondholders of the Frisco company ever bince the receivers were appointed for the two roads, the Atchison and the Frisco. They say that it is impossible for the present receivers to handle both properties fairly. They wanl. to take the Frisco out of the jurisdiction of the United States court and place it under the circuit court of the state. The United States Trust company of New York, which represents the general mortgage bondholders, will appear before Judge Caldwell and ask him to remove the existing receivers aud give the Frisco beparate Hiid distinct receivers. The trust company v ill also ask that the receivers of the rlkco be placed withm tho jurisdic tion of the state court, and they want the receivers to pay the half year's interest due on Jan. 1, 1SU1, on the general mortgage bonds. The company will ask that the mortgage bo foreclosed. The Mercantile Trust company of New York, which represents the consolidated nioitgage bondholders will oppose the motion. It is thought that the contro versy will result in a compromise, and two udditional receivers, representing the general mortgage bondholders, be appoint ed to act with the present board. CHICAGO RAILWAY GOSSIP Chicago, Feb. 22. Tno Western Pas senger association lines took no action to day regarding the Atchison-Southern Pa cific troubles, but busied themselves with the Canadian Pacific differentials. The Canadian Pacific offerer! to abandon its claim for a differential, if the association lines would guarantee to it an amount of Pacific coast business eaual to that done by it in 1S92 about 40 per cent of the total through business. The Canadian Pacific refused to submit any proposition what ever. It is not at all likely that the association lines will accept the proposition of tho Southern Pacific- The proposition struck the association lines as being somewhat one-sided, but a committee was appointed to look. into the matter and repoit by next Tuesday. Tho "question of the attitudo of the "Western Passenger association lines dur ing tho impending struggle between the Atchison and the Southern Pacific is fast becoming the most important preliminary future of the row. About three months since, when the Southern Pacific and the Atchison had a small row in southern California, the Southern Pacific promptly routed all its business via El Paso, and completely shut out the connection iit the north. The Rock Island and the Burling ton, the two Hues most interested, are fearful that this process may be icpeated, and are somewhat doubtful of leaning up on the Southern Pacific. If they joiu is sues with either side, they are likely to loso heavily on their intermediate busi ness, and neither one of them can afford to look at that prospect with complaceuy. If tney decline to enter the row at all, the Atchison will probably withdraw from the association, and the Kock Island aud BuiTiugton stand au excellent chance of being compelled to fight for what revenue they get from tho Pacific coast traffic They aro in a position to be beautifully whipsawed whichever way they go. The general .sentiment of the association lines, however, is with the Atchison. THE NEWTON ENCAMPMENT. Cho New Officers Installed and Final Adjournment Taken. Newton, Kan., Feb. 22 There were not so many people in the city today as on yes terday, although the weather was much pleasanter. The visitors to the encamp ment rose early aud proceeded to the sov rral convention halls for the purpose of shaking bauds and talking over old times with comrades who had served in tho sumo regiment, brigade or corps. Tho Hutchin son and Newton bands paid the several headquarters pleasant calls during the ilav. Tho Grand Army delegates met in the Ragsdale opera house and went into exec utive session at 9 o'clock a. m. Various committees reported, and then tho assem bly proceeded to the electiou of the officers not elected yesteiday medical director and junior vice commander. Dr. James McKee of Newton was elected to the former and ilr. Thomas Shulse to the latter office. The new council of administration is romposed of J. B. Cook of Ciietopa; J. R. Hajtd of Spearville. G. M. Stratum of Clay Ceiiter. J, 11. Griffith of Emporia, aud S. S. Peterson of Kansas City. The delegate at large lire A. W. Smith of McPherion, D. R. Anthony of Leaven ivoith. II. A. Allen of Russell and G. W. Wood ot Topeka. with W. B. thockley of Fort Scott, II B. Joiusof Holton. J.;Shoup pf Abiline. and Ben Fagan of Ellsworth, s alternates. Charles Hatter of Wichita was elected assistant adjutant general. The pjibhc installation of officers oc curred this morning to a Jarge audience. Mr-. Alary C. Stewart of Newton was elected department commander of the Woman's Relief Corps, and Miss Guthrie of Arkansas City junior vice prebideut. Mr, Bradford of Coucordia was also elect id treasurer. A meeting for the purpose of installing newly elected oflic rs. was held at the headquarters of the Woman's Relief Corps m tho First Methodist church. The Sons of Veterans held their regular elrction of officers this afternoon. Visitors aro leaving on every train, and by tomorrow morniugouly the memory of the thirteenth annual encampment will (main. TOU CAX'T STAXD tho big blundering, old-fashioned pill, probably. And there's no reason why you should. You can get "bettor help, and more of it. v,ith things that aro easier to tako and easier in their wavs Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. They're the smallest in size, and the jtlrasanttst renaedv-, all tb way through. In every derangement of tho liver. stomach, or botvek. thesa tiny Pellets v. ill give you more good, inev nave tonic or f ?K TrnIunH fT ! the natural action of tho bowels, and vcr- i fancn ctir Jaundice. Biliousness. l)iz- I ziness. Sour Stomach, IndigeaUon, and con- I ecquent stupor or drowsiness. I For breaking up attacks of Colds, Chins, Fevers, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, and kindred ' deramremfcnte resultmtr from severe exposure. . nothing can equal them. Thcyrc guaranteed to givo saris-faction, in very cac, or your mon?y is returned. You par onlv for the good you get. This is true ,Qnlv of Dr. Pierce's medicines. lVfcat effer could be more business-like I $ THE GRAVESEND BULLDOZER. Br.ooio.TN', Feb. 22. A dispatch to an evening paper from Albany, N. Y., says that John Y. McKane is safe, and that, uuless something uuforseen happen, he is saved from a felon's cell for mony months to come, and perhaps will never be re quired to wear the prison garb. The dis patch goes on to say that JudueFursmen of Tioy has consented to issue a certificate of reasonable doubt, provided such a certificate is not issued Gy Judge Cullen of Brooklyn. Judge Cullen has not as yet heard any arguments on the motion, which is now before him, and will not in any liklihood he iu a position to give a de cision for a week. The dispatch, for this reason, says that all information about the action of Judge Fursmea of Troy is jealously guarded by the McKaneites at Albsuy. The story created a stir among McKane'fl f rieuds iu Brooklyn. All claim that they expected Komethiug of the kind, because "Justice" Newton is a hustler, and has been at Albany for several days past. The dispatch also says that the plea made to Judge Fursmen is that the Mc Kane jury was tampered with while out of the jury box, and that the jury tendered its veniict on public sentiment, rather than upou the testimony presented. flie dispatch could not be confined in this city. EIGHT MEN KILLED. A Fatal Explosion In a Coal Mine New Mexican RATOX, N. M., Feb. 22 At 9:20 o'clock this morning a terrific explosiou occurred iu the coal mines at Blossburg, three miles southwest of here, and soon a band of rescuers were at work to investigate tho amount of damage done, and if possible give succor to those within. Six bodies have been recovered, and it is believed that two Italians who are missing are in the mine and, probably, dead. The killed are: Joseph Fotheringill, fire inspector, aged 20. Albert Snyder, miner, aged 30. I'M Hogan, miner, aged 21. Richard Thorton, miner, aged 5S. Robert Penman, miner, aged 40. Samuel Wells, aged 13. The folio wiug were iujured by being burned or urmseu, or inhaling lire damp: William Graham, pit boss. Harry Wells, miner. August Heinguest, miner. From the best information obtainable it is probable that the explosion was caused by iras in the entry being ignited by a miuei's light, It is reported that Joseph Fotheringill, the fiio inspector, had, but a few minutes before tho explo sion, notified William Graham, the pit boss, that this entry, which is oue and one-fourth miles from the opening of tho miue, was dangerous, on account of being filled with gas. Whether the pit boss forgot to notifiy the miners, or they went into the entry without his knowing it, is not known. A coroner's jury has been impanelled and is taking evidence tonight, Luckily only a few men were in the miues today, on account of its baiim a holiday. It is believed that over a hun dred wouldjhave perished had the miners all been at work. The Blossburg coa mines have been operated for the pastl thirteen years by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fa company, and are the lares t iu tho territory. HEAVY SNOWS IN COLORADO. DENVER, Feb. 22 While the weather has been clear in Denver today, iu the southern and western parts of the state it has been snowing furiously. Salida re ports that it lias snowed without interrup tion in that vicinity sinco Tuesday night. The snowfall is the heaviest since 18S2. The snow is a foot deep on the level. R in road men say that the snowfall in Ten nessee pass is unprecedented. No trams have arrived over the Gunni son branch for eighteen hours, on account of snow slides iu the Black canou and the heavy snowfall on Marshall pass. The Monarch branch has been closed on ac count of snow for three days, but the Rio Grande officials say that they will have that line opeu tomorrow. At Balfour the fiercest storm of the win ter has been raging since yesterday morn ing. At Pueblo the snow continued falling steadily all night and most of the day. It is the heaviest snow there in fourteen years, beiug ten inches deep. It has not drifted, and every inch of pasture and Held will bo abundantly moisteued. D0KA.XG0, Colo., Feb. 21 It has been snowing steadily here sinco yesteiday morning, and tonight there is at least twelve inches of snow on the level. The train which leftDurango yesterday morn ing for Silverton encountered a suowslide six miles this side of Silverton and was compelled to return. This morning it agaiu started for Silverton with a force of men, but was unable to get much further than yesterday, owing to several large slides that came dowa during the day. A report was received from the Uto Indians today that the storm would prove disasterous to them, as their stock is ex posed to the storm without food aud shelter, There is said to be considerable bad feeling nmong the Indians against the government for not transferring t hem to tho proposed reservation in Utah, where the climate is mild throughout the winter. THE MODERN INVALID Has tastes medicinally in keeping with other luxuries. A remedy must be pleas antly accoptabla in form, purely whole some iu composition, truly beneficial in effect and entirely freo from every objec tionable quality. If really ill he consults a physician; if constipated he Uses the geutle family laxative Syrup of Figs. WRECKED IN A SAND DRIFT. "Los AM3ELES, Cal., Feb. 22. A bigsind storm was racing Iu "the valleys eastward today, and tho effect was plainly seen from this city in the very hazy horizon. The worst effect was the wrecking of a train on the Southern California railway this morning near San Bernaidiuo. The train was a local, leaving S in Bernardino at 7.20 o'clock, and due here at t:10 o'clock a. in. When about 500 feet east of Rosiua station, eight miles est ot San Bernardino, the engine pluuged into a sand bank, was de railed aud was tamed over oa its side, as was also the bacgage car. The rest of the cats kept the track. No one was hurt ex cept Engineer Barues of San Bernardmo, who was badly cut about the head, but it is thought ho is not dangerously iujured. A teirible gale suddenly piled up a huge drift of saud on the irack, and, the air being filled with sand and dut as im penetrable by tue eye as the heaviest foe, the engineer was thus prevented from see ing the obstruction in lima to avoid the accident. The sand must have piled up very quickly, as the oerland tram passed the spat only three minutes ahead of the locil, aud there were no signs of a drift then. The passengers were transferred and arrived here only an hour late. The track was cleared about noon. JUMPED THE TRACK. NEWCASTLE, Cold, Feb. 22. The Colo rado Midland passenger train No. 0 jump ed the track at the junction of the Rio Grande and Midland track, half a mile west of Newcastle, at 0.30 o'clock this morning. The only Dersou hurt was Fire man Oscar Rhodes, who had a lee broken. There were twenty passengers. The acci dent was caused by the failure of the switchinau to properly adjust the rails. GROWS PLURALITY. Philadelphia, Feb. 22. Official returns from nil but nine of the. sixtv-stven counlie i tWs ato send Grow's plural- iZ ?.Cualil th unprecedented figures of ?!. l reached, lliisisaguin ot over f '(XX) OVef llle lnrHl,ty Siven ta Repub 1,Mn candidate for state treasurer, w hose v?te', was exrectea, would Hind ns the 'h'guwater mark" of Republicanism iu i'"sJni iora long time to come. All of the official returns showJ'Repubh can gams over tne election nig.it esti mates; theiefore it is fir to assume that the official figures trom the nine missing counties will produce Increases rhnt will j give Grow uot less than 1S5.000 plurality. OBSEETED THE DAT THE HERO OF THE HATGHET STOET HOT QUITE EOEGOTTEir. New York Keeps the Anniversary of IIis Birth ly Shutting Up Shop aud Taking a Holiday Gov ernor McKinley Talks to the Union League Club at Chicago Daugh ters of the Revolu tion iu Session at the Capital. New Yor.K, Feb. 22. Washington's birthday was celebrated here today by many of the time-honored customs. Busi ness houses were generally closed. Ac sunrise the stars and stripes were flung to the breeze at the Battery by Christopher R. Forbes, great grandson of John Van Arsdale of revolutionary renown. A bust of Washington was unveiled at the general postoffice iu the presence of the clerks. Wall street was deserted today, and all the public buildinirs were closed. In Brooklyu cue national, state aud city fligs alone were displayed from the public buildings. This was in striking contrast to the custom of former years, when for eign fl iirs were elso profusely unfurled. At sunrise a salute ot 100 guns was fired by Grand Army veterans at Fort Grene. The Brooklyu firemen, nuraberiug 2,500, celebrated the day with a parade. AT CHICAGO. CniCAGO, Feb. 22. The great banquet hall of the Union League club was filled touight at the annual gathering of the club members in the evening of Washing ton's birthday. The hall was tastefully hung with the national colors, and a pro fusion of bunting was gracefully draped arouud the pictures of Washington and other revolutionary heroes. Governor Mc Kinley of Ohio, who had delivered the oration upou Washington at the Audi torium during the afternoon, was the honored guest of the eveuintr. and his re marks, after the cigars were lighted, were received with great applause. Nothing iu any of his speeches was given a political tinge the night was given over to eulo gies of Washington as a man and praise of his achievements as a soldier aud states man. Besides the speech of Governor McKin ley, who was let off easily on account of his afternoon effort, Bishop C. H. Fowler of Minnesota spoke on "Washington as a Providential man; Representative W. J. Bryan of Nebraska on "Justice, the Pillar of Good Oovernment.": John S. Wise, ex congressman from Virginia, on "Washing ton, tho Mishtiest Name on Eirth," and Luther L fliu Mills of Chicago, on " Wash ington's Farewell Address." Numerous other speeches were made by crnests and members of the club. In closing his speech at tho Auditorium in the afternoou, Governor McKiuley said that in many things the first president was beyond his age, aud especially iu his views as to the value and importauce of education to popular government. He perceived that real liberty must rest on the basis of popular education. "Wash ington," said Governor McKinley, "had the true American spirit of love for our free institutions, and lor our schools aud colleges, and everything he said or did was iu encouragemunt of that spirit. Iu a letter dated January 24, 1703, he said: " 'It has always beeu a source of serious reflection and suiceie regret to me that tho youth of tho United States should be seut to foreigu count! ies for the purpose of education. Although there are doubtless many under these circumstances who escape the dangers of contracting princi ples unfavorbable to republican govern -ment.yet we ought to deprecate the haz ird attending tho ardent aud ssuceptible mind from being too strongly and too early pre possessed in favor of other political sys tems before they are capable of appreciat ing our ouu.' "Now," said Governor McKiuley, "1 fear that the hazard Washington depre cated ninety-nine years ago still exists, aud that even now there aro those of ourcountryineii, who, failing toappreciitu our own, are too strongly prepossessed in favor of other political systems, and have uot escaped tut dauger of 'contracting principles unfavorable to republican government.' " AT detkoit. Detp.OIT. Feb. 22. Tho Michigan Re publican leagues were in their glory to night. ' They havo been arriving for two day.s past to attend the ninth aunual ban quet of the Michigan club, which was a gieater success than even its notable pre decessors. Covers were laid for 1,000 and every seit was occupied. Tho gallery of tho huge structure contained a large audieuce of spectators of the feast, and the affair was indeed a brilliant one. Ex Senator Thomas W. Palmer acied as toastmaster. Senator Lodge of Massachusetts was the first speaker. Ho upheld the protective policv, aud attributed tho financial de pression and busiurss troubles of the coun try to alleged tariff discussion. He at tacked tho provisions of tho Wilson bill, and held that the future welfare of the country lay lu the hands of the Republi can party. Ex-Mmister J. L. Stevens was greeted with great applause and was listened to intently Mr. Stevens' speech was devoted to the Hawaiian question. He argued that gov ernments could not ignore their oppor tunities and their responsibilities any more than individuals. To have a com rnerce commensurate witli our resources and ueeds, we must have roads both on the land and the oceau. To use the oceau roads we must have innumerable ships driven by steam or electricity, and to make these available we must have power storage depots oa ocean islands favorably locited. It was our historical and mari time experience which caused Johu Q. Adams, Dauiel Webster and John M. Clayton to perceive the importance of the Hawaiian islands to the future interests of the United States. Annexation of for eign teiritory to our nntional domain is au act of uational sovereignty, and he did uot believe that the American nation, with all its vast resources, was to be shut up within its present boundary. "To this nation's necessities, to the welfare of American prosperity, stinted formularies and provinical prejudice must givo way. The Hawaiian islnuds, being the key to the South Pacific for our com mercial and naval marine, we must hold them ngainst all contingencies aud all comers. Let us not forget that the com merce of these islands with the United States is nearly $20,000003 annually, aud ! j let us not forget that our commerce with . tnesouin i-acmc unuer wie .:.niericau nag nearly exceeds that of any other natiou, a fact which holds good as to our com mercial marine in no other part of the globe. "The Islands mnst coma to us or go to some other strong power. They are not large enough to constitute a nation. We have no right to make Hawaii the football of an uucertain and vacillating policy. We are bound to accept the islands as they are offered to us, or let tfiem go where they can make part of n strong nation. This valuable prize is offered to us on our own terms, witnont the cost of a single life or a single dollar. It is an American colony in its interests, its civ ilization, its education. Its patriotism, and its hopes, and should come under the American flag " General S. L. Woodford of New York responded to thetoist "American Citizen ship and the Snncity of the B tllot." Senator Allison spoke oa "The Past and Future of Silver." "The solution of the silver qnestion," he said, "is that tne European nations must umta with us in considering the problem." Congressman Daliiver talked about "The Futnr-.' Sax FILO.CISCO. Feb. 22 Washington's birthday was celebrated by a large portion of the population of this city at the Mid winter fair grounds. The weather was all that could be wished warm, tunny and spring-like. DAUGHTERS OF THE REVOLUTION. Washington, Feb. 22. Representative women from every state in the Union par ticipated this morning in the onening ses sion of the continental congress of the Daughters of tho American Revolution. Forty-eight chapters of the society are represented. The congress, which will be, iu session for three days, was called to order by Mrs. Adlai Stevenson, wife of the vice president. Mrs. Ellen Hardin Walworth, the vice president in charge of the organization, reported that there are- now iwenty-six state regents, twenty-nine honorary state regents, and niuety-two organized chap ters, showing a large increase over last year. The last chapter was completed yesterday, when the Caroline Scott Har rison chapter was instituted at Indianapolis, Tha report of Mrs. A. Howard Clarke, the corresponding secretary general, urged upou the society the great need of a histor ical library, where records and valuable books of the society could be kept, and she asked for personal donations. Mrs. Donald McLean of New York do nated to the library several historical works, and expressed the hope that the example of the Empire state would be fol lowed by other stat-s. The registrar's report, read by Mrs. Rosa Wright Smith, said: "In view of the question nt issue in the present cougress. it may be of interest to the members to learn that of the 1,0(VJ ap plications for membership approved iluring the year, with the exception of fifty-five, the claims are all based on lineal descent." The report of Mrs. D. R. Barclay, as busiuess manager of the Americau Month ly Magazine, showed that the paper had not been as successful as bad beeu hoped for, there being a decrease in the circula tion as compared with last year. A letter was read from Mrs. Cleveland, saying that she would receive the dele gates tomorrow afternoon. The report of Mrs. Howard Clarke, the corresponding secretary general, contained a statement thac apparently caused some surprise to the patriotic womeu pres eur. Sho said that during the year several hundred of the rosettes of the society had been ordered. Unfortunately the manufacturers of this country had been unable to make these rosettes, and it had been necessary to send to France for them. The result is that the members of a society which stands for all that is patriotic are wearing rosettes made in au European country. Mrs. Clarke said that though this was unavoidable, it seemed to her that her sister members might feel some satisfaction in that their custom had been given to the sister republic which had stood by us in the days of trial and need. The difference between the two factions of the society, the lineals nnd the "collater als" will come up for settlement during the session of the convention. The society is now open to all "acceptable" decendauts from men who rendered royal aid to the cause of independence as a recognized patriot, as a soldier or sailor, or a civil officer, or from the mother of such a patriot. The members who are in favor of limiting the membership to lineal decend unts only have suumitted an amendment to the constitution eliminating the words "or from the mother of such a patriot." This is likely to give rise to a lively discus sion when it comes up for consideration. A WASHINGTON RELIC. KANSAS Cm', Feb. 22. J. T. Smith, a farmer, who lives near White Church, Kan., has a Washington relic which he prizes highly and exhibits on rare oc casions. It is a Masonic apron of satin, trimmed in gold, which Washington word at Masonic lodge meetiugs. Mr. Smith is a member of Deluwure lodge No, 97, Ancient Free aud Accepted Masons, aud the apron has beeu handed down from father to son for 103 years. ROBBERY AND MURDER. "KANSAS Crrr, Mo.. Feb. 22. The dead body of Mrs. Diedrick Kensman, who came heie from Chicago some weeks ao, and who mysteriously disappeared last Tuesday, wasJauiid in a. vacant houso on Baltimore avenue this afternoon by some boys, who went in there to play. There weie no marks of violence ou tho body, but it is supposed to be a case of murder, as there were evidences of a struggle in the room. The object of the murder is be lieved to have been robbery. Mr. aud Mrs. Kensman came here a short time ago from Chicggo, with the in tention of locating in the tailoring busi ness. They had considerable money, aud, this was cared for by Mrs. Kensman. Since her disappearance last Tuesday the police have beeu searching for her. Au Italian express driver who had once robbed Mr. Ketnhnau iu Chicago, nnd who had been scene skulking around tho vicinity of the Kensman home on the afternoon of Mrs. Kensman's disappear ance, is suspected of tho crime. Two theories are advanced a3 to the cause of death. One is that the woman was chloroformed and left to freeze. The other is that she was strangled. Clots of blood in the throat would indicate this. A ST. LOUIS BLAZE. St. Louis, Feb. 22. A fire, which started about 7:30 o'clock this evening in tho seveu-story building at the corner of Locust aud Twelfth streets owned by II. II. Cul ver, destroyed that structure and contents, nnd tho falling walls crushed a three-story brick dwelling and saloon adjoining, causing a total lo-s of about $2.V),000. on which there is $200,000 of insurance. The fire started on the fourth floor iu the por tion occupied by the Tyler Desk company, aud spread rapidly until tho whole build ing was a mass of flames. The Udell Wooden and Willowware company oc cupies tho greater portion of the seven floors. Their loss ws total and aggregated 5SO.C00; fully insured. The Tyler Desk company suffered to the extent of 35.000; insurance, SIS.OOO. Thirty thousand dollars' worth of goods of a miscellaneous character that were stored iu tho building were also burned. II. H. Culver's loss on the building amounts to $100,000; insured for 75,000. The loss on the brick building which was crushed in is 5,000. Henry Miller and Mark Borne were seri ously hurt by falling debris. UNION PACIFIC EMPLOYES. OMAUA, Feb. 22. The Nebraska em ployes of the Union Pacific, it is under stood, rather than rely upou Jndgo Dundy's vacating the wageschedule order, will go into court and ask the district judge for relief on petition. They will set up, it is alleged, the fact that the schedule was issued without their knowl edge, and that they had no notice of time in which to show the court that the pro posed cut in wages Is unjust. They will ask for time in which to formulate a schedule that will seem to them just and proper. The petition, it is asserted by one of the employes, is bsing prepared by Ful ton Grant, attorney for the employes In Nebraska, who is bding aided by George rooniAo, chairman of the Brotherhood of the Locomotive Engineers. ANOTHER BOMB. Paris, Feb. 22. A dispatch rrom Bethuue says that a bomb, having a half burned fne attached to it, was found to day in the doorway of the house inhabited by the chief judge of Bethune. The bomb was made of tin and was filled with the powder which i usd in the mines. PARIS, Feb. 22 The terror and fear prevailing throughout? Pari3 in cons; qnenceof the -recent numerous Anarchist outrages are Increased dally. Fresh causs was given tonight when a zinc box. with a half-burned fuse attached. vas found lying just before the door ot the St. Pierre church, in the petit Montrooge quarter. The fuse was quenched by tbepohc. who then surrounded the church until the guard arrived. Tha borwju taken to the municipal laboratory for examination. LABOR POLITICIANS. Kansas Citv. Feb. 22, The convention of trades unionisrs, single-tax met others to nominate a city ticket was aod ll I todnv. After wran"!e lAStiu three hour, during which efforts were made to harmoaiz Urn factions composing iae convention, the following ticket va nom inated: For Mayor, Frank G. Johnson, Treasurer, Davii B. Page; Audttor. James M. Rhodrs; Police Judge. H. T. Robinson; City Auoraey, W. R- Uzlh. KANSAS BIRDS WIN HEBEASKA AND IOWA E00STEES ABE HOT Iff IT AT ALL- Six. Out of the Ten Bailies arc Taken "by tho Sanno-wer Cocks Corbett Uxpecls to Staud Up Before Jackson Weighing at l.eabt One Hundred aud Nino- ty-five Pouuds News of the Turf and Gossip ofthc S p or t St LEAYENWOP.TII, Kan., Feb. 22. The most extensive cocking main that has taken place in the Missouri valley for the past two years was pulled off; at Leaven worth last night. The mam was between Kansas birds shown by Ed Horsefeld of Topeka, on oue side, and Nebraska and Iowa birds shown by Councilman Pat Ford ol Omaha and J. L imb of Council Bluff, on the other. Teu pairs fell iu at weights ranging from six pounds and four ounces to four pounds and twelve ounces, and Kansas had a shade the best of the weights in the match ing aud won the main, winning six bat tles out of the ten fought. There was to have been an odd fight at catch weights, but the Nebraska and Iowa fauciers weakened ou the shake bag that was to have closed the sport. The birds, as a whole, were well mated and were a fast lot. The longest battle lasted only thir teen minutes, aud several were decided at the first fly. The betting as a rule was light, ulthough each battle was for$20to $100 was ou the main. FIX CORBETT'S WEIGHT. Managers Intend That He Shall Tip the Beam at 105 Pound. New Yore, Feb. 22. Some time this week a meeting between William A Brady and Parson Davis will be held aud defii- nite action ba taken about the meeting between Corbett and Jackson. The ques tion ot a final battle ground will be de cided upou. Brady, in talking about Corbett today, said; "If Corbett keeps ou growing and continues to become stronger he will be able to enter the ring with Jackson weighing 195 pounds. He ' taking on flesh every day andhis gener. 1 health is excellent. I think it's u cine . that he will whip Jackson. If we fight in England we will uot agree- to au English referee or to a tweuty-rouud bout, It must be to a finish. If Jackson got in a couple of good blows the result would be, if he Is well liked over there a decision iu his favor. I wish to state that Jim Is taking good care of himself. Manager Brady is determined to ascer tain at once what the prospects aro for holding the proposed eucounter between Corbett aud Jackson across the water. Brady does not believe in cabling or correspondence, and, accordingly, has made up his mind to send a representative to England to find out personally how matters stand. lie has assigned the task to Edward Theumer, oue of bis lieutenants who sailed last week on the Servla. Then mer intends to call upon the officers of tho National, Bollingbroke and Ormonde Sporting clubs, and have a talk with them. He will also visit tha principal cities of England aud Ireland and Scotland to arrange details for Corbett's proposed tour. Corbett will leave for England on April 18. The rumor sent out from the Mayport traiuing ground just before the last big fight (hat Corbett bad gone stale was brought about by the champion stopping all work except boxing and ball playing. Speaking of it, Corbett said: "I was working hard aud growing stronger every day, but I found that strength was at the expense of speed. I was iu the habit of carrying a seven-pound caue on all my walks iu order to harden and strengthen my hands and arms, and I wrestled a great deal. When I found that I waa get ting slower I stopped all that. I like to have my legs bard and strong when I fight, but the muscies of my arms must be soft and elastic.7' Skating Records Broken. ST. PAUL. Minn.. Feb. 22. Tho Ameri can competition skating records from six to ten miles were broken by A. D. Smith and Edward Paunell today, In a ter.-milo race in this cit Smith taking the race in 34:48 S-5, which is over a minute better than the best previous competitive record, by Joseph Danoghue. He made the fifth mile in 17:04 and tho sixth in 20:31, being oue minute and one fifth second better than Donoghue'a time for the same dis tance. Paunell did the seventh mile in 24:01 2-5, which was formerly 25:10 1-5, also held by Douoghue. Smith covered the eighth mile in 27:31, breaking Donoghue's record of 2S:45 1-5. The ninth mile fell to Pannell in 31:14. dlsplaciug Donoghue's record of 32:31 3 5. Horses at Auction. SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 22. Peter Web ber sold bis .stable at auction today. The prices were very small, the only horse bringing over 5500 being Captain Coster, who was sold to W. II. Noyes for $2,500. The Turf Record. ROFr, Ind.. Feb. 22. First race Five furlouus: Skadi won; Rey d'Or, second; Piccadilly, third. Time, 1:0314. Scoud Three furlongs: Either Cleve land won; Ta Ta, second; Volume, third. Time, :33 Third Nine-sixteenths of a mile: Harry M. won; Lilly LocMel, second; Mickle John, third. Time:57K. Fourth Five-eighths of a mile: Mary won; Ernest, second; Tommy Tucker, third. Time, :5G. Fifth Five lurlongs: Krikiua won; Tamerlunr, second; Warren Lsland, third. Time, 1:03X. Hot Springs. Feb. 22. First race Three-fourtns of a mile: Poor Abo won; Biekwoods, second; Lfla L, third. Time. 1:20. Second Fiva furlongs: Little Phil won; Thane, f-ecoud; Mollie May. third. Time, 1:04- 1 u;rd -Nine-sixteenths of a mile: Mumle B. won; Jack Tliomas, second; Johu Oli ver, third. Time. :53. Fourth Mile and n sixteenth: Pnrl N. won. Sir V'alter lUieish. second; Dr. Wilcox, Udrd. Time, 1:5SK Fifth Five furlongs liangum won; Ci?i, second, Morrisey, third. Tims, 1.04 i'. New Orleans, Feb. 22 Firt race Six and ont-balf furlongs: Biliy Hartigaa won, Bnit, second; Rondeau, third. Time. l:-3 Second Four furlongs: Wanda T. won; On w.-vrd,' second; Jack Firrell, third. Time iTwH- -, Third Five and one-half furlongs: Bob Neeley -xoa; Weteor. second; Tas Bally; third. Time, 1:14. Fourth mil's and one-alzbtb: Oakery, won; Hnlbert, secoad. Tippecanoe, third: j Time 2:034- Fifth hix fariongs: hlmrocK won. second; Kladora, third. General Ros, Time 1:21 V- St. Lon. Feb. 22 Racs tMdira. First race F ive forioaK: Servitude xon, Wheeler T, fcoaa; Bn Lee, third. Tima, la5. Second Five and a half fnrlong?: Sono ma Bar woo; Bud Brooks, stcond; PJsaso. third. 'Tiro. 1.1V Third Hri. fire fnrloaga; Firsi best Andiohoae woa. Cains Blooa. icoa J, Bi-turtwnce. fhir1. Time. Mf fc-ewod u.t DUtarbaca woo; A.n&i' phoae, 'd. L.uic rcllow, Jr., toird- Tim - . ! Ron o! DlsiarJnnee vron; Aadlpbcos, rssnnd. ntrnr, ift. Focnh race Five and a. half forlocgs: 1 Aciloina wna; Lncle Jbn, frecoaa. Diamond, third. Time. lilBT. Flftb six farfoaza: Oliver TwUt woa McGinty, second; Oat-of -Sight, 'third. Time, P.1S. Sixth Seven and one-half furlongs: Heoiy Jenkins won; Fakir, second; Colo nel 5., thinL Time, 1:41. San Francisco. Feb. 2i iirst race- Six lurlougs: Londonville won; Lodi, sec ond; Twang, third. Time. 1:20. Second Six furlongs: baragossa won; Dr. Ross, second; Trix, third. Time, 1:17;. Third Steeplechase: lid Oats won; St. Croix, second; Zampost. third, lime, 3:30. Fourth Mile and a sixteenth: Zobair won; Ouiella, second; Gusiie, third. Time, 1:565 fcixth iive furlongs: Normandie won; Malcom,. second; Kaviue, third. Time, io?r. GENERAL SPORTING NOTES. Jake Shaefer aud Frank C. Ives, tho bllliardists, have gone to Europe accom panied by their wives. Tney play exhibi tion games iu London and Paris. Captain L. D. Blondell of Norfolk, Va.. is out with a challenge to swim a race of ten to fifty oniles against James Finney, the English champion, for $1,000 a side aud the long distance champiouship of the world. ShortstoD John McGraw will not play with theJJiltimore club this season. He had a difference with the management about his salary, but he has uow entered St. Bonaveuture college, New York, to pursue a classical course aud at the bame time coach and captain the college bail team. This will be Dan Brouthers' eighteenth year on the dlamoud. Announcements that tho Coney Island Jockey club aud the Jockey club, through the actiou of their conference committees, which met ou Saturday last, bad resulted iu au agresmeut satisfactory to both clubs, were rather premature. Tho executive committee of the Coney Island Jockey club did not meet as expected A geutle mau who is iu the Inner circle of the Jockey club said, iu substance, that all that was effected last week was a truce betweeu the Coney Island Jockey club aud the Jockey club. Corbett aud Mitchell meet in Madison Square garden in New York tomorrow night. Dr. Jay W. Seaver, associate director of the Yale gymuasium, has given out a table of statistics, compiled from exami nations of athletes duriug the past few years. He reached deliuite conclusions re garding the development obtaiued by bae ball, football and aquatic training. He finds that, iu general, satisfactory and symmetrical physical development is ob taiued by traiuiug for the crew or football eleven, but baseball training results, gen erally, in iiusymmetrical and irregular de velopment. His table of statistics shows j that CJinparatively few of the mucles are normally developed by tmseuall practice, and establishes the conclusion that, for all-around development, baseball training is uot desirable. Slosson will try to get Schaefer and Ives to play the new "diamond balk" game as a novelty. It approaches as near to cushion caroms in the amount of opeu table play us is possible iu bilk line, and Slossou thinks it would prove attractive as a compromise betweeu the two styles. Horse against bicyclist racing, so popu lar in France, will be given a trial in Eng land this spring. Colonel Cody, who rode a number of races on horseback against cyclers, will Introduce the sport there. NORTHERN LIGHTS. St. PAUL, Fob. 22. A brilliant aurora borealis was wituessed here last evening, lusting nn hour or more. Iu common with the whole west, telegraph wires cen tering here were considerably iuterferred with, but were uot rendered unworkable. Kansas Cur, Feb. 22 A magnificaut displuy ot aurora was .seen here tonight, lasting fully half au hour. The brilliant rays ot light waved from the horiju al most to the zouith. At one time the sky was a brilliant red. A ludicrous result of the red display was a run made by the Kansas City (Kansas) lire department towards the northern part of the town, fully halt a mile, to put out what they thought was a fire. BLOCKADED TRAINS. Salt Lake, Feb. 22. Up to 4 o'clock this morning trams were all ou lime. Since that hour trains are blockaded Iu every direction. The Denver trains ars stuck in the snow in Colorado. Between here aud Ogdeu both the Union Pacific aud the Rio Grande western trains are blocked. West of Pocatello tho Oregou Short Line in blockaded, aud no trains are expected to get through today. No trains havo arrived from California today, the Central Pacific being blockaded ou the Sierras. Wind, rather than a heavy snow fall, made the blockade. THE POPULIST MANAGERS. ST. LOCIS, Feb. 22. The meeting of the national committee of the People's party today was called to order by Chairman Taubeneck. General J. B. Weaver, the leader of tho reform movement In Iowa. was an early arrival, but Ignatius Don nelly and Mrs. Mary Lsnse failed to at tend. J. P. Turner of Georgia was the secietary. There was a quorum prenent. and the committee pluuged into business. The committee on credentials was com posed of W. D. Vincent of Ktnsas, J. II. Turner of Georgia and A. L. Stockwell of Indiana. Another committee to prepare a suitable address to tb people wiw named as fol lows: J H. McCrackeu of Indiana, J. II. Turuer of Georgia. Dr. S. A. Colemau of Colorado, auu J. II. McDowell of Tenn esse. Reports were received, annd the com mittee then engag-id in u discutslou of matters and measures for the advaucrmcu of the party's interests. At the afternoou session General Weaver spoke at fome length on the prospects of the People'a party He predicted mat the party was sure to win a glorious victory. A discussion followed which lasted until 8 o'clock. the evening cession was opened at o'clock, aud was stilt In session at mid night. A populist demonstration, which was Intended to b a grand ntlair. had bat few people in attendance this eveulnif. The lenders were too bay at tle commltle meeting to attend, and very ltttlo of inter est transpired. Every testimonial puMlsbed In bebaff of Hood's SArsaparill't may be reHed upon as Mricwly true. THE ITALIAN DEPUTIES Romk, Feb 22 The chamber of depu ties elected n new president today. Ob the first ballot Slgnor Zaoardelll received more votes than any of the otner cand' datt He dnl noi receive an nbolnie majority, however, and a ?ecood ballot w.s n-crAry. According to the ruies a second bnllut m decisive, whatever figure may represent ibs vote. Tbe wroocd bai lo showed that Sigoor BUncberl hd re ceived ibe bigueit nnmbsr of votes, aod ha was. therefore, declared prideot of the chamber. Ihe aamb'r of vtrfc cast in his favor was 19., tout more iban re ceived by bijjnor ZauardeM 2&ozs. 9H J L Absolutely Pure JustTKyIt. SAT ON HER LAP MORE EVIDENCE Iff THE P0LLAED BBEOHNBIDGE CASE. One "Witness Claims That He Did Not Marry Madeline Because She rerinifcteil llim to Take Liberties-He Went Away aud Never Came liack'-Mrs. Blaclcbui ud Testi mony aud ltd Bcariujr ou the Case. LEXINGTON, Ky.,Feb.22 -Furth-rdepo-altious were laku In tne P illard-Brok-Iundgecise today. R. R Rosdl. ciumy scbuol superintendent ot Nicholas -ouut, the ctiiet witness, tirt knew Mis P il ird in Ctuciuuati when he clerked iu Snlili ton's dry icoodi boue. Sho Introduced herself aud askrd him to go with her and to introduce her to Pre-ndent Brown of Wesleyau coll-ge. Ho did a rroaraled. She said her guardian, Jumes KlKK". was to pay her tuition. Sheaskod Air. Browu aud Ro-ell to cail on her. Rosell called frrq teutly, twice a week, until February, lbsL They fell iu iovj and were engaged to bo married. Ha kissed and embraced her, and sua a it on bis lap. Sue iutroducet Rod s to him nn her guardian, but aiirr.irds tiM him she was engaged to Rodes but she did not expect to marry him, but to pay him bis money buck some time. He gave her two riugs Iu tha spring of 1SS4 he went to Chicago with Mii Pollard for the last time She did uot tike fur him to go.nnd he told her she could go too if she wished. The said nhe would go and weut up stairs to get ready. Wheu aha returned, he advised her uot to o. Sue insist e.l, and only desisted wheu lie promised to return for her lu June. Hu never came back. Witness said ihe con templated marriage did uot lake pluc b 'cause she permittei him to lake liberties with her. Oa cross-examination Roseli wild he did not enn-dder her a bad wutu in b iu ms forward and demonstrative, aim had told him of the mock marriage near Frankfort. Oue of the most interesting depositions Iu the Pollard-Brecklurldge bn-acu oY promise case Is that of .Mr". Julia C, Bl'ickburn, widow of the late Uowrnor Luke Bhrctcburu of Kentucky, taken at the Portlaud Flats lu Washington two weeks ago Mrs. Blackburn said Colonel Breckinridgo brought Miss Pollard to her impelled, us he explained, by couscioiis ues of the trood influence ihas vould ue- crua from tun us-iociatiou ' Miss l'ollarl with Mrs. Blackburu. Subsequently he expresjed his admiration for .Miss Pollard iu a way that leu .Mrs. JJUccourn to Ud lleve be vvas captivated by her He give Mrs. Blackburn such a favorbla lmprcs.ion of Mis-, Pollard that Mrs. Bluckburu ad mitted her to her circle of frlcuds aud chaperoned her ou public occasions. Mrs Blackburu questioned htui earnestly re garding his luteutlous to Mrs. 'Wiug, hi preseutr wife, as common report bad it that he would marry Miss Pollard, uild ha re plied In nil apparent slucerit that his In tention was to marry Mis Pollard, whom he loved devotedly. When Colouel Breckiurldge begun hurt ing questions at the wituesi sho turned ou him aud declared auo thought he hail uot acted right lu the matter, and that Mlts Pollard been Irreparably wronged. Mrs. B.ackburu said the intimacy of tha rula lions between the two was attciU-d by ih -fact that -Ml.-s Pollard alwaja called hlu "Willie," uud that ho did not hhow 11113 displeasure thereat. Continuing. Mr Blackburn said: "Colouel Breckinridge called in to two me about Miss Pollard aud ills future relation to her. H nnld li had told her that, of course, their marr!g could not take, place for bOinu time, and then id to me: 'I naw that you looked shocked when I nuuouuccd my engage ment. 1 told him candidly that I was. nnd said: 'This eema 10 in to ba it poot return for so much devotion as you re ceived. You have forgotten your wife no soon.' Ho theu sidd: 'Mrs. Blackburu. 1 am going to tell you something which I never expected would pass my lips. But, for your feelings about It, I tnlnlc It Is duo to myself. I had discovered MUs Pollard's feelings towards ma, and bulng a iuhu of honor there was nothing left, for me to do. There Is uo other way lor mo.' My remark to Mm then was: 'Ct tululy you take n high view of the ctae. I do uot think that all gentlemen would do so.' Ue epok abou; it uot beintc possi ble for his niarriaga to taki placa imiuv .. dlately, becauso It would outrao his ChlMreu'a feelings. "Upon one Occiniou lu my pretence MUs Pollard got Up nud kneeled by the Ido of Colouel Breckinridge, put her arms around his "boulders, and hi look hi baud and held It, and ald: 'Now, do Hot ll u makf nuy more demonstrations be foro Mrs. Blackburu.'" WEATHER BULLETIN; WKATUErt UUUKAU, 1 Depautment or AoKictn.Ttme. Wichita. Kan.. Feb. 22, Ism. Forecast for Wlohltn and vicinity fair aud warmer until Suuday night. During tho past twenty-four hoars tbi bll(uat tcuiperitur has Ikq 9. tbi lowest, 13, and tha mean '. with warmer partly ciondy weather, fresh nortfc ul and very high barouwtcr, 30,610 1ucUiih 7 p. m. Thus fsr this month lh flrerag Urn poratum has been C& For thu pat rlro yr the urerast temperature for tbs mouth of February has becu &4, nnd for tb-22ud dty 37. FJtEO 1. JOJIXsoif. Obervr. For Oklabama; Fir; variable winds. For Colorado; Fh procedd in th early morning by uor flurries In south ern poriUo; warmer in extreme uortbra portion; Tur!b. vrlnds. Fur; Kls Fair; rarUbU wtodt; wuruitr. ALL QUIET AT HONOLULU. Bxv i'jixscthco. IM.. 22. 1 L uine; Oceanic, froia Hon tLoitt, via Honcdaiu, arrived tlila ftrooon. hb- reported ail rjnWt t tb UUuda, tie a'.Uiatloo Ulfc uucbangtd uluco precdlnt advlcea. Oa tbeereniatc of Feb. H lhr "n a mi meeting of Cbhiautra iu the Ghuv tutr to prole, agalirtl tt exciuttoa D. li. Stnlia has bn tlwted to Hit vacancy In t& adritry oonuclL Ha 1 the choie of the annexation dab. Ttd it m. victory for the American league. JTAUAft FINANCE3- Lojrwwr, Feb. 22 A dispatch to th Tim-s from PrU js tbAt t IulUa financial setierae, outlined by tte aduU lr of fluane meet Jltl! fror tfcr. Tut comments of ib owppr pay, .! otir tacrea-s-s Ibe country t&e dtdealtlct of BAKING pnwnrn for25S - . 1 Vj N V i VU-t wj1 a.v-ii, -r ' " fjif ,tx ,".f-i -4rtSSu:.