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T WO CENTS. MONDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JANUARY 6, 1896. MONDAY EVENING. "WARTALK." - There Was Some of It at the Cope land And Col. Gordon Knocks Capt. Coney Down. IT WAS AN OLD FUSS Brought Up Aain by Heated Words. State Treasurer A therton Stops the Disturbance. An old quarrel between Colonel J. C. Gordon and Captain P. H. Coney reached a culmination Saturday evening when the colonel knocked the captain flat on the floor of the Copeland hotel of fice. It was shortly before six o'clock Sat urday evening that Captain Pat Coney walked into the Copeland office. He first talked with State Treasurer Olia L Athertcn pnd B.vron Roberts who were diecussing the weather and state politics. Coney joined the discussion, but they could not agree and he walked over to where the proprietor of the Copeland was standing. Mr. Gordon did not agree with Coney ny better than the other gentlemen in the office and Coney did not like the way his sentiments were disregarded, so he called Mr. Gordon an untruth teller to put it mildly. That is the fishtin word with the Copeland landlord aud he straight way lauded a blow in the face of Captain Coney which knocked him flat on the floor. Capt. Coney got up tmder a disad vantage only to receive another blow under the eye, and orders to leave the house. Here Treasurer Atherton inter fered as a peacemaker, and the lighters were separated. As he left the hotel Captain Coney met Major Hudson and told him the Btory of his encounter, and said is was the result of un old quarrel they had had years ago. In speaking of the affair afterwards Coionel Gordon said he never did like Coney, anyway. XOT MARSHALL FIELD. The Big's91 Mine at tjrlppl" Creek Not Sold For ?7,0O0,0OO. Denver, Jan. 6. A minor trained cur rency iu Denver today that W. S. Strat ton's celetrated Independence mine at Victo.-, Cola, was about to be sold. Marshall Field of Chicago for 7,000,000. In answer to a telegram of inquiry, Mr. Stratton wired as follows: "The rumor in Denver of the sale of the Independenca mine is without any foundation whatever. The mine is not for S-iie to anybody at any price." BCCHAN SUMMONED. He is Before the federal Court Here for Contempt. The Black Bob cases we re resurrected in the United States district court today when W. H. Buchan and C. F. Hutchins of Kansas City were cited lo appear and answer to the charge of contempt. The action is brought because the at torneys instituted proceedings in the state court of Jackson county, which it is claimed interferes with the decree of the court settling the title to tho lands. W I NTER FA II AW A Y Tbe Weather la to Be Still More Iriiig?li3e s'ouiorrow. If yesterday's weather can be taken as an indication, the weather men cer tainly turned over a new leaf at the com mencement of tbe new year, and have decided to give the people of Kansas pleasaut weather on Sundays in the future. The sunshine and fair weather yester day continues throughout Kansas today, reports along the lines of the Santa Fo and Keck Island stating that the weather is clear and pleasant. The only excep tion reported is on the western division of the Rock Island whore the sky is partly cloudy. In Texas, New Mexico and Colorado the weather is similar to that of Kansas. Fair and warmer weather is premised by the weather bureau for Kansas to night and tomorrow. Kels MeCoanel Stands First. Tho city Sanitary force took the com missioner of elections' office bv storm ihis morning. Nels McConnell followed Deputy Williams Irom his home, and was at his heels when the door of the office was opened, and all because the registra tion commenced today and he wanted to get certificate No. 1. He had his wish, and his name was placed first on the books. The rest of the sanitary force was not far behind, and all were regis tered. Commissioner MeMaster was fifth on the list. PKK51IUM ON GOLD. Disappears With the Call For the Government Loan. New York, Jan. 6. The Evening Post srvs: The call for tho government loan caused the premium on cold to dis appear this morning and it was said that those persons who bought gold last week especially those who ordered gold from the other side wouid lose considerable. Premium Go. s truck. New York, Jn 6.-3:30 p. m. In its last edition today the Evening Post says This afternoon bullion brokers resumed the payment of a premium for gold pay ing five-eighths of one per cent for it. This they said, was mainly an arbitrage transaction lo settle contracts last week They said they thought i: likely that no premium would be paid for gold after today. Big Colliery Burned. Mahanoi City, Pa.. J an. 6, The Mon ster park No. 2 colliery at Trenton owned and operated by Lentz, Lilly & Co., was destroyed by fire last night. WOKKBEGUN By the O. A. K. anel Organ izatlon of Business lieu for Fall Festivities.; The first meeting in the interest of the proposed Soldiers' Reunion and Fall Fes tivities for Topeka next September has been called, and will be held in the old court house Wednesday evening at S o'clock. The call for this meeting is made by the executive committee of the G. A. R. posts, of which Major T. J. Anderson is chairman. Bearing this date, January 6th, the call reads: "Disclaiming any desire to appear officious but at the same time recogniz ing the importance of immediate and energetic action in the matter of the pro posed Soldiers' Reunion and Fall Festivi ties, you are respectfully invited to attend a meeting of the citizens of Topeka and Shawnee county at the old court house on Wednesday evening, January 8, at S o'clock, for the purpose of organizing aud taking such other action as may be deemed proper. T. J. Anderson. J. M. Miller, W. H. Horuady, A. A. Raub, S. W. Parker. Ex-Corn. Soldiers' Reunion. D. C. Tiliotaon, secretary." This call has been addressed to sev eral hundred of the most active busi ness men and public spirited citizens of Topeka, aud it is expected that an or ganization will be formed Wednesday night which will result in Topeka hav ing a week of reunion and festivities next fall which will bring thousands of people here from all over the State, and will, in connection with tho other events, secure for Topeka the state soiaiers' re union. There is a feeling among the G. A. R. men over the state that Topeka is Jthe most desirable place to hold the reunion next fall and a member of the executive committee ofthe Topeka posts said today "There seems to be little doubt about our getting the state reunion if our business men take hold of the matter right." Mr. J. E. Hoagiand, commander of N. B. Page post at Whiting; has written to Major Anderson that tho unanimous ex pression of his post is for Topeka as the place of holding the next state reunion, rie writes: "We say Topeka because it is our capital city and because it is the cleanest (mora!) city in the state, and we say let it be the greatest reunion ever held in tho state." Mr. F. O. Popenoe, who is at the head of a movement to organize a com mercial ciub among Topeka's most prominent business men. says it is his idea that the Commercial club should assume a part of the responsibility aud work in connection with the proposed Fall Festival, and while the oid soldiers are working for the reunion the busiuess men of the Commercial club may be carrying out the plans for the other fes tivities. A preliminary meeting of business men was held last week to consider the organization of a commercial club on a purely business basis. At that meeting Mr. F. O. Popenoe wa3 elected chairman and Mr. C. S. Elliott secretary. Mr. Popenoe was authorized to appoint a committee of five business men to pre pare a plan for organization to be sub mitted to a future meeting. it is the desire of the gentlemen in terested in ihe commerical club idea to make it a peiinunant organization and hve it. so organized that it can not be drawn into Dolitics. SENATE SUBSTITUTE For the House Bonil Bill Has Been Decided On. Washington, Jan. 6. The senate finance committee has decided to report a senate substitute for the house bond bill. The substitute provides for the free coinage of silver, for the coinage of the seigniorage in the treasury to redeem greenbacks and treasury notes in either gold or silver. The bill will be reported to the senate tomorrow. The silver substitute also provides for the retirement of all notes of less de nomination than $10. The finance com mittee immediately began considera tion of the tariff bill. It is said that thi3 bill will be reported substantially as it came from the house, except that an advance of 15 per cent of the present duty on sugar will be pro vided for and the agricultural schedule w iil be increased to 20 or 25 per cent of the present law. MINERS IN POLITICS. Twelve Thousand to Take an Active Hand in Alabama. Birmingham, Ala., Jan. 6. The dis trict assembly of the Knights of Labor of Alabama, representing the 12,000 free coal miners of the state, in the aunual meetiug hold here today decided to take permanent part as an organization in Alabama politics. They wish certain legislation and express themselves as be lieving that an active part in political af fairs ie the only way of getting what they want. They started the ball rolling by nomi nating John Lamonf, president of the assembly, for the legislature. A candi date for congress will probably be the next thing. KEPLEl'S BOND FILED It Is for 820,000 -The Sheriff Will Slake So Climaxes in Appointments. Sheriff-elect Keplev filed his bond to day, it i3 for $20,000 and his sureties are Joab Mulvane, Postmaster A J. Ar nold and John Ritchie. Mr. Kepley says about the deputies he has appointed: "The names stand jnst as I had made up the list, and 1 had never made up my mind that they should be otherwise." Death of Mrs. Unas. Mrs. Anna Katherine HaaE, aged 81, died at the homo of her son-in-law, Ed Buechner, at 121 West Gordon street yes terday morning, at 8 o'clock. The funer al was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home to Topeka cemetery. FIXER HEPBURN. Did He Fix Anything for Allison While Here? The "Journal's" Washington Correspondent Asks Him BUT HEPBURN IS SLY. 'Many Kansas Men Are Allison," Says He, for But He Is Quite Unable to Specify. Prom the State Journal's Special Correspondent Washington, Jan. 6. Representative W. P. Hepburn, of Iowa, who made a visit to Kansas City and Topeka some day3 ago, is very reticent about the ob ject of his trip. He was asked what, if anything, had been done by him then to further the Allison boom of which he is one of the main promoters, but he would not reveal what had been accomplished in behalf of the Iowa statesman.: 'How did yon find the sentiment on the presidential question oat there?" Mr. Hepburn was asked. "The newspapers say that it is for Mr. McKinlcy," ho said, with an expression in his eyes aa if he believed the news papers did not know what they were talking about. "I think, for my own part, that there is no very large part of the country anywhere which is solid for any one candidate. In Kansas, from what little I was able to observe, the major portion of the peoplo were for McKinley, with a very strong sentiment against him. There are many old Iowa people in Kansas and these are very earnest in thoir support of Mr. Allison. "Many of the men who are prominent in the party, and especially some who are in prominent positions in the party gov ernment, seem to be very active in the support of McKinley, but I think thoy are more anxious to see Republican suc cess than that of one man." "Mo3t of those with whom you met in Kansas City were anti-Leland men, were they not?" "No, there were many of Mr. Leland's friends anions those whom I met there, but I did not go there to confer with any one. I was there to sea my bro:her who lives in Kansas City and accidently met these men." "But you went on to Topeka?" "Yes, I was in Topeka a short time, but I did not have time to see many peo ple." "Whom did you sae in Topeka?" "Oh, I don't know that that would give the public any great happiness to know." Mr. Hepburn was assured that it would make the public happy to the ex tent of satisfying their curiosity." "Well, when I get ready to tell you that I will send for you." Mr. Hepburn was questioned as to the names of some of the most prominent men in Kansas who are for Allison. "Really," he said, "I am not well enough acquainted with the affairs of Kansas to say how prominent they are so I could not say." "I am pretty familiar with Kansas names" said the correspondent, "do if you will name them I will be my own judge as to their prominence. I will take the risk." Mr. Hepburn said that was such a deli cate political question he would prefer to let the men themselves make their own view3 public. And bo he would state nothing further than that Allison had a host of warm friends in the state. PLUCKY LOTTIE BOWE3. She Wouldn't "."Jo Home," anil is Working Her Way to .Success. From the State Journal's Special Correspondent Washington, Jan. 6. Mis3 Lottie Bowes of Topeka was in Washington all last week with Tim Murphy's "Texas Steer" company. Miss Bowes, or Char lotte Crane as she calls herself on the stage, is playing the part of the Indiana cousin, but what delights her most is that she is understudy to Bessie, the principal female part in the play, which ia now taken by Dorothy Sherrod, Mr. Murphy's wife. Mis3 Bowes said she had been having ' just tho loveliest time in Washington." When she first came to town, and look in;: up Pennsylvania avenue saw the cap ital she exclaimed, to the great amuse ment of the rest of the company: "Why. there's the capitol! It looks just like the one we have in Topeka." Miss Bowee was a little disappointed when a promise of a place from Froh man to play the part of Polly in the "Lost ParadiBe" was taken back because one woman was playing two parts and the play was to be taken off soon. "But I wasn't going to give up," said she, "and I went down to see the mana ger of the 'Texas Steer,' when 1 had stayed in Chicago a few days after my disappointment. It was awfully hard to get to see him, because there are so many wanting to see the managers at this time of year you know. All the girls in the 'Alabama' company told me I might as well go home, 'lhey 'were so sorry'" Baid Miss Bowles imitating thoir pathetic manner. "But I wasn't going homo right in the middle of the season, not much. And I saw the mana ger of the 'Texas Steer' and walked right into this place." The company will play in Buffalo then through Canada, back to Chicago and St. Louia, then to the Pacific coast and back before breaking up next summer when Miss Bowes expects to return to Topeka. LIBRARIES FOB COURTS. Senator linker Projects a Meritorious Hill. From the State Journal's Special Correspondent Washington, Jan. 6. Senator Baker will soon introduce in the senate or have seme other senator introduce for him so as to insure it their joint support, a bill which will provide libraries for the use of the U. S. circuit and district courts. The bill provides that five hundred dollars be annually allowed to each of these courts for the purchase of law books and law publications. The money is to be taken from the fines and forfeit ures received by those courts. As it is, no books are furnished to the judges of these courts except the reports of tbe United States supreme court. The judges frequently need other books and are under the necessity of going to the state libraries, or even sometimes to the private libraries of lawyers interested in the case. This is humiliating to the judge, but since the United States does not provide him 'vith any books he is under the nec essity of doing it. The email amount called for in the bill will enable each court in a short time to buildup a suffi cient library and judges will not be un der the necessity of going begging for the authorities which the duties of their positions require. Senator Bake' thinks it will be better to have the money taken out of the fines of the courts than to make a direct ap propriation out of the treasury. The bill will be appreciated by all U. S. judges and all lawyers, who will see the bene fit of it. KANSAS VISITORS. Soma Wlio are in Washington on Various Mlsaton. From the State Journal's Special Correspondent Washington, Jan. 6. The holiday and vacation time brought many visit. rs to Washington. Among them have been Several who have been visiting the families of the Kansas dele gation. Miss Lottie Page, formerly of Topeka but now of Denver is visiting Miss Nellie Peffer. Miss Bertha White of Council Grove has been visiting the family of Represen tative Kirkpatrick. She is on her vaca tion from the college she is attending in Pennsylvania. Millard Gibson of Severy Kansas was a Washington visitor this week A $50,000 BVILUINQ Promised for Leavenworth's Military Pen itentiary at the Fori. From the State Journal's Special Correspondent Washington, Jan. 8. The first step toward a new United States civil peniten tiary at Ft. Leavenworth will be taken in a few days when Congressman Blue will introduce a bill setting aside a site upon the Ft. Leavenworth military reservation and carrying an appropriation of about $ o0,0l)0 for commencement of work The proposed bill is the result conference had by Congressmen and Broderick and Senator Baker Attorney General Harmon. of a Blue with PENSIONS GRANTED. Washington, Jan. 6. The follow ing Kansans have been granted pen sions: Original -William Edwards, Atchison; Samuel T. Durkee, Olathe. Additional John Q. King, National Military home. Increase James M, Stuart, Nicker son. Reissue Vincent Walters, Coyville. Original Widows, &c. Minor of Sam uel M. Gushee, Caldwell. OFFERS GOLD FOR SILVER. Open Letter From n Gold Mine Owner to President Cleveliin:!. New York, Jan. 6. The World today says: Stephen H. Emmons, who is president of a gold min ing company at No. 1 Broadway, has sent an open letter to President Cleveland offering a unique plan for maintaining the gold reserve. He Baid in part: "If the secretary of the treasury will put himself in communication with the owners of gold mines through out the country he can cause the entire gold production of the United States to be placed at the disposal of the government in exchange for sil ver coin. So far, at any rate, as the mines which I personally possess or direct are concerned, 1 am willing to undertake that through the output gold a very con siderable amount shall thus be dealt with; and there cannot be any doubt of every American gold mining corporation being ready to do the same. "The assistance thus obtainable by the government will not involve any bond issue, and will not saddle the nation with any interest charge or syndicate remun eration. "It will add to the volume of home cur rency at the same time that it will equal ly increase the amount of international currency in the treasury." TO SEE HIS PARENTS. Dennis Dumford Left the County Jail for an Hour Last Evening, Dennis Dumford, the very tough young man who has been sen tenced to the state reformatory for stealing bread tickets, es caped from the county jail Sunday even ing early. He was captured before nine o'clock the same evening and was back in jail. Mr. Burdge found him at his parents' home and he made no objec tion to going back. He simply wanted to see his parents before he went to Hutchinson, ha said. Dunford is a sort of a trusty about the prison. M'KINLEl'S MESSAGE. Life Convicts After Serving; Ten Tears Should He Paroled. Columbus, O., Jan. 6. Governor Mc Kinisy's message today to the legislature concerned Ohio affairs only. Its most striking paragraph is a tenta tive suggestion that the legislature shall enact a general law which will apply to the government of the municpalities of tbe state. He also recommended that after ten years imprisonment life convicts may, if proper, be paroled. Object to Tax on Wheels. Omaha, Jan. 6. The army of bicy clists in Omaha are circulating petitions to prevent the city council levying a tax on wheels. A proposition is before the body to make each wheel owner pay $1 per year and raquiring in addition very stringent rules lor controlling the use of wheels on the streets. Bicyclists assert that this is an imposition, since the streets are not kept free from glass. If you want all the news subscribe for the Journal. DROP INGALLS. Ex-Senator John J. In-alls" Name is Erased From the Rolls of the Leeion Loyal BECAUSE HE DEMANDS That He Be Elevated to a First Class Membership, Ex-Senator Ingalls Was Dropped by Unanimous Vote. Leavenworth, Jan. 6. The Evening Standard prints the following: Ex United States Senator John J. Ingalls, of Atchison, has been dropped from tbe roll of membership of the military order of the Loyal Legion of Kansas at its monthly meeting held in this city last Thursday. Efforts were made to keep the matter secret, but it leaked out to day through a member who attended the meeting. Mr.Ingalls was admitted fifteen years ago as a member of the third class. Only commissioned officers who were in volunteer service during the rebellion are eutitled to first-class membership, to which Mr. Ingalls was ineligible. Mr. Ingalls recently, it is said, wrote the secretary of the Loyal Legion that he de sired to be elevated to membership of the first class. Colonel J. H. Gilpatrick, commander, wrote to the ex-senator' explaining that it would be impossible for the order to change the class of his membership. Mr. Ingalls replied, it is alleged, that he desired membership of the first class or none. The correspondence was laid be fore the meeting Thursday night and discussed. The vote as to whether ex Senator Ingalls should be dropred was carried unanimously. About fifty members were present. UTAH CELEBRATES Her Admission Into the Union With a Procession nntl Public Ceremonies Salt Lake, Utah, Jan. 6. Another state has been added to the union and the rights of self-government have been extended to a quarter of a million indus trious, law-abiding and intelligent peo ple. Ihe oath of office was administered to state officials of Utah at noon today, and the new state with her vast resources starts off with the promise of a bright and glorious future. This city was crowded with people from all parts of the state. Acting Gov ernor Richards had by proclamation, de clared the day a holiday. All business was suspended, and the buildings along the principal streets were decorated with national colors. The day was ushered in by the ringing of bells aud the sounding of ail the steam whistles in the city. At 11 o'clock the street parade, under the direction of Grand Marshal Burton, moved from the corner of Maine and Third south streets. The parade in cluded General Penrose, and staff Fed eral troops, and the National guard of Utah, members of the legislature, civic societies and citizens. While the parade was taking place, the artillery on Arsenal hill, fired a salute of forty five guns. Acting Gover nor Richards, as master of ceremonies, called the house to order, and prayer was offered by Wilfered Woodruff, presi dent of the Mormon church. He prayed fof the welfare of the nation to which Utah will ever be loyal, and for the pre valence of justice, mercy, truth, and peace, so that every soul might be froe lo worship as he sees fit The Star SDangled Banner was render ed bv the chorus of one thousand voices . After thi3 the proclamation of the presi dent of the United States, granting state hood to Utah, was read by ex-Delegate Joseph L. Rawlins. The oath of office was administered to the governor and state officers. Governor Wells then delivered his in augural address. The inaugural ball will be held at the Salt Lake theater tonight. 1 LONDON FRIENDLY. Is This on Account of the Gold Bond Is UP. New York, Jan. 6. Ihe following cablegram was received today at the Now York chamber of commerce: London, Jan. 6. Secretary Chamber of Commerce, New York: A special meeting of the council of the London chamber of commerce, held at the chamber' this afternoon unanimously passed the fol lowing resolution: "That the council of the London chamber of commerce heartily appre ciates the pacific spirit of the New York chamber of commerce in the interests of peacejkgcod will and trade between kin dred people3. "(Signed) Murray, secretary, London Chamber of Commerce." ARMES BACK TO PRISON Tlae Officer Who So Anecrcd doner i Schoflcld Must Go Bach. Wasuington, Jan. 6. The sensational Armes case, arising out of the arrest of Major Armes and hi3 con fiaement by order of General Schofield. who was acting secretary of war and just about retiriug from com mand of the army, had another sensa tional sequel today, when the district court of appeals overruled the order of Judge Bradley, who had re leased Armes on. writ of habeas corpu9 and ordered his re-arrest and that he be remanded to military custody. Judge Bradley in his discharge of Armes severely scored General Schofield'a counsel. Major Armes is a retired army officer. with the rank of captain, aud General Schofield's order for his arrest was based on an alleged insulting letter sent by Armes denouncing the general of the army. ANOTHER ONE FALLS. Bad Record Made by the Present Force or Patrolmen Keeps Up. Police Officer Homer Washburn has been relieved of further duty on the force pending the investigation of charges of drunkenness and extortion. This evening the police board will hold a special session to consider his case, and he will be formally and permanently dis missed. Stories of Washburn's habit of drink ing while on duty have come to the ears of the chief of police of late and very re cently the chief heard the story of how Washburn one night found two fellows shooting craps in a stairway. He accepted $2 from the prisoners and let. them go. Last evening the chief called Wash burn to his office and told him what he had heard. Washburn admitted having taken the money and pleaded that he was drunk at the time. He was immediately sus pended. Washburn is a young married man who is well known and comes of a very good family. His father and mother live in North Topeka, where they are universally respected. Washburn, though perhaps a little inclined to be wild, had never been suspected of anything dis honest before he went on the police force. While there are a number of good men on the present police force, there have been absolutely more worthless ones discovered in it from time to time than iu any other police force the city ever had with the possible exception of the one preceding it. The Journal, believes this is because the patrolmen were picked out for po litical reasons. Apolitical police force is a nuisance and a scandal, fully as bad as u political fire department. Chief Wilkerson and the police board have been weeding out the force ever since ihoy were commissioned and it is yet far from what it used to be five or six years ago. NO FIGHTING TODAY. The Situation at Havana Shows No Sign of ('liange. Havana, Jan. 6. The Spanish offi cials assert that there is no probability of any lighting in the near future be tween the Spanish troops and tho insur gent forces now around Havana. The captain general is engaged in bringing westward all the troops available, and until these movements are completed it is not thought that the attack will be commenced. The insurgent?, according to advice3 received from the outlying district? of Havana this morning, are now moving westward in the province of 1'inar del Rio. The insurgents attempted to wreck a train on the Neuvitas Puerto Principe railway which was conveying 300 pass engers and a large number of soldiers. A. dynamite bomb connected with au electric wire was exploded cioso to the engine and wrecked it. several ot t;ie passengers were wound - ed and the engineer of the train was killed. The Diario de La Marina contains no news today. it uas as an eaitonai counseling serenity, even if Gomez and Maceo are nev.r. E. WILDER'S BROTHER. Prof.Wilder oirnrn IS, Noted Sci entist, is to Lecture Here Arrangements have been made for a lecture to be delivered on Monday even ing, January 13, in either the high school auditorium or Library hall, by Prof. Burt G. Wilder of Cornell university. New York, a brother of Edward Wilder of this citv. The subject of tho lecture wiil be "Brains of Men and Apes Their Resemblances and Differences,'' a matter which Prof. Wilder is fitted to handle by reason of his long scientific experience and original research. Prof. Wilder comes to Topeka at the request of the Scientific club of this city. PECKHAM IS SEATED. The New Associate Justice of the Su preme Court Sworn In. Washington, Jan. 6. Associate Jus tice Packham, the latest acquisition to the supreme bench took his seat as a member of the highest court of the land today. The initiatory ceremony consisted in the facing of the oath ot office and was brief and simple . 1 he new justice is a man of impres sive presence and striKing personality and the impression made upon those present was altogether agreeable. BRODERICK PUSBES IT. Looks After Mr. AilenN Election The Utah Representative. Washington, Jan. 6. The session of the house today was exceedingly brief. Mr. Broderick of Kansas, preferred a request Tor unanimous consent lor the swearing in of Clarence E. Allen, elect ed to represent the new state of Utah. tie explained that 31r. Allen s eiec was regular and there was no contest, but as the governor and other state officers did not assume their offices under the president's proclamation until today their signatures to Mr. Allen's cre dentials of course had not been signed. At 12.80 the house adjourned until to morrow.St Cut the Clerk Hire. At the meeting of the council com- Kmiiitee Saturday evening, the allow ance of $SJ0 lor clerk hire in the elec tion commissioner's office was reduced from $800 to $600. The deputy now re ceives $50 a month aud the allowance will just pay his salary. It has been customary to employ several clerks just before election to transcribe the names and assist in the registration and they were paid out of the $200 provided. Jutlge Hazcu's Further Decision. Judge Hazen this morning made a further ruling in the district court on the recent mArtgaee decision by the supreme court. Several motions have been filed asking the decree in sales to be set aside aud considered void. Judge Hazen, however, decided that the decree is voidable rather than void. He quoted from the Tenth Kansas and Fifty-third Iowa. Those cases in which decrees have been given within the past year can be taken to the supreme court, but he will not reverse them. RHODESQUITS. South Africa's Most Famous Man Resigns His Post as Premier of Cape Colony. SUCCESSOR IS NAMED. President Kruger of the Trans vaal Has Promised Reforms to the Uitlanders Hostilities Ended. Cape Town, Jan. 6. The news that the Hon. Cecil Rhodes, premier of Cape Colony, has resigned, is confirmed. His resignation has been accepted by the gov ernor. Sir Hercules Robinson. The Hon. Sir S. Gordon Sprigg, K. C M. G., treasurer of Cape Colony, suc ceeds Mr. Rhodes as premier. The new premier was colonial secre tary ard premier of Cape Colony from 1878 to 1881. treasurer from 1884 to 1888, premier and treasurer from 1886 to 189J and treasurer from 1SJ0 on. He was born in 1830. Kxoitement at Ji)liunn$barf. London, Jan. 6. Delayed dispatches from Johannesburg are arriving here to day. They show that on Tuesday last there was inteuse excitement there, the people hurrying into the town from the mines and outlying country. The cen tral committeemen constituted them selves a provisional government for the town and announced that ample pro vision would be made to defend it against any body of Boers. Tho provisional government was estab lished in the Consolidated Gold Fields building and three Maxim guns were placed in advantageous positions about it. The new government then sent an ultimatum to the government of Presi dent Kruger, who proposed a conference at Pretoria on the following day, Wednes day. The committee hesitated to go lo Pretoria without a safe conduct. Dr. Jameson, at that time, wa3 hourly expected Lt Johannesburg. Crowd) of peoplo surrounded the Consolidated Gi;!d Fields building and the work of recruit ing was in full. swing. In umerous people left the town during the night in bj "to of fifty each . Tho governor of Natal, Sir Wa , j i 1 ... I I ) . . t 1. 1 I 11 I 1 . I . 1 1 . I . . . , Ik. V . ..1. -lj telegraphs upon Boor authority that lo of Dr. Jameson's followers were killed and that 37 were wounded. Oa the ' Boer aide, it is added, only three were killed and fivo woanded. lumoKon'rt Mori? tlftntlfu'. T? ia tplrnisH CA PE iOWN, Jan. (J.r thaTafler Wednesday's flght Dr. Jame son's column, originally about 7)0 :ri."U, moved sonthwaris, fighting hard ktl the way throughout the night and eventually reached Vlakvontein, six miles from Johannesburg on Thursday' morning when the column was complete ly surrounded by a force of 4.80J Boers. In spite of this Dr. Jameson's followers fought stubbornly until noon when their cartridges worn exhausted. In addition they had not tasted food for 21 hours and were worn out with fatigue. But the white tidg was not hoisted by Dr. Jame son's order. It is known that Dr. Jame son expected 2,000 Uitiandors to join him at Krugersdorp. The Dutch press is jubilant at tlm iow-ering of British pres tige and advocates the incorporation of "Rhodesia" with tho Transvaal republic. KBt'GIt MAKES PROMISES That tli Fnrolrncrs Shall Have Further Privileges Conforro!. London, Jan. 6. The belief has been expressed here that the expedition of Dr. Jameson into the iransvaal invoivea an understanding that there was to be an uprising of the Uitlanders in Johannes burg, in co-operation with Dr. Jameson, and that his raid would have been suc cessful if he had received the expected assistance from Johannesburg. The abstention of Johannesburg from taking part in the fight at Krugersdorp, where Dr. Jameson met his disastrous reverse, is partly explained by cable grams received today, dated December 30, which was the day before Dr. Jame son's start, stating that President Kruger had received a deputation of the ag grieved residents and that he had made them ' promises that he would take oft the duties on food stuffs and would sup port equal subsidies for the schools of all languages. He would also, he said, advocate the desired change in the franchise. This seems to have fully satisfied the Uitland ers, and it is asserted that the leading men of all nationalities were combining in an active endeavor to circumvent the agitation which it was understood was being promoted by certain cauitalis's with a view to promoting a collision with tho authorities, and thus to establish a cause for imperial intervention and to cive the conspirators a chance to go into the rich country. Mr. Chamberlain has received a dis patch from Gov. Sir Hercules Robinson, at Pretoria, reporting that Hon. Charles Coventry (a captain in the Liechuana land police and the brother of tne Earl of Coventry) has died of hi3 wounds. GERMANS JOIN OTHEK 1'IIL XDIKS Germans in South Africa Not in Sjmp i: hy With KnUer Willieiin. Johannesburg, Jan. 1. Midnight Delayed in transmission. 1 lie Germ ma and Americana here, after unsatisfactory interviews with the government have joined the National union, which action was also taken by the Africanders, the Australians and tbe Mercantile associa tion. The government having refused them arms for protection putpojes, tbe Uitlanders are now united and a body of their armed and mounted forces is pa rading the town and suburbs. Terrible KjIroaU Wreck. Durban, Natal, Jan. ft The mail train from Johannesburg has arrived here crowded with passengers. This train was overturned on Dac. 30 and several coaches were smashed. 23 per sons being killed and 23 dangerously wounded.