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TUESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JANUARY 7, 1896. TUESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. GOLD FOOJPADS. J. Pierpont Morgan, Head of Wall Street Banditti, Issues His Ultimatum to the Government. WANTS ALL THE BONDS Or He and His Fellows Won't Take Any. They Have Cornered the Gold in the Country AND NOW ARE CONTENT To Calmly Wait for the Bonds to Drop. A Wall Street "Hold-up" Says New York World. A Profit of 11,000,000 to be Gouared from Uncle Sam. Chicago, Jan. 7. A special from Washington says: Now cornea the im portant information from Sir. Morgan, who has formed, or is forming, a bond syndicate, that he will take all the bonds offered by the government or none. This is his ultimatum. The (experts in finance know what this means. Hear what the best one in the government service says under cover of confidence: "The syndicate will get the bonds be cause speculation is a cold-blooded game. There is no sentiment in Wall street. It is well enough to speak of patriotism and brotherly love among the cit.i zans of the nation, but those sen timents do not spring from the hearts of men who corner gold. Just as sure as these bonds are soli just that sure will Wall street buy them. A bant in Steubenville, Ohio, the National Ex change bink, telegraphed today offering to take $120,000 of the bonds at 1.12. Other banks I am told have sent similar messages to Mr. Carlisle. A dozen or more of them were received this fore noon. Bat there were no messages from New York or from Philadelphia, or from Boston. "These cities harbor the men who con trol the gold of this country. They may not have it themselves, but they have a way of getting it. When you have learned the intricacies, of finance you will learn that tho bankers and brokers of New York, with their af filiations and connections reaching across the sea, can band themselves together under the present laws and manipulate the gold reserve of this government as nicely as an engineer manipulates his throttle." There is a belief expressed in other quarters that in the end the syndicate will control this bond issue ju3t as it did the last. It is thought that while the public may subscribe to some extent the great financiers, tho men who would have formed the syndicate, will get to gether and make a price for practically the whole issue which would be higher than the average individual would care to give and which would compel tho secretary of the treasury to award the bonds to the combination. Secretary Carlisle was prompted to write his bond call by news which he bad received from Secretary OIney who bad been in New York and who was then on his way to Washington. Just before 9 o'clock Sunday night Mr. Olney reached Washington and was driven im mediately to the White house. A few minutes later Mr. Carlisle and Attorney General Harmon were summoned to the White house by telephone. Then Secretary Carlisle, reading from the notes be had made at his home, dic tated the call which was later made pub lic. What information did Mr. Olney bring from New York? That is a ques tion not so easily answered. The men who know are few. The private secre tary tc the president was besieged for information on this point, and in reply to all questions he remarked that he be longed to the great majority who knew nothing. Some of the men whose opinions are .worthy believe that Senator Klkins' resolution, which was discussed so warmly in the senate Friday afternoon, was respon sible in part for the sudden issue of the call. By this resolution Senator Elkins ought to declare the sense of the senate . to be against the sale of bonds to a syndi cate, or, in other words, against a private sale. This resolution rests on the calen dar of the senate as unfinished business. The World's Scathing- Editorial. New York. Jan, 7. The World says editorially: Our news columns today 'tll in a ciear and succinct manner the wrjF of Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan's second "holcfcup" of the national treasury. The a?.heme is not yet fully consum mated, as &bn exactions of the gre at financier are am severe that the president Is said to hesitaite about agreeing to them too quickly. Mr. Morgan, 'however, is troubled by bo doubts. He is firmly convinced that he and the "blinjj pool" of bankers which he represents have a sufficient control of the gold that the', government requires to enable him to enforce his own term3. Mr. Morgan proposes, in substance, to gat the bonds whitah be thinks the gov ernment must sell to him alone, for bout 105p, ot the same class that' are now selling in the open market for I17 . He would thus make for his syn dicate a profit of nearly $11,000,000 on the first $100,000,000, and as much more on the second issue if the government can again be cornered within the year and congress shall do nothing for its re lief. This is rery pretty scheme as it stands. It is cold-blooded "business" on the part of Mr. Morgan and his syndi cate. Wall street does not doubt that the president will surrender. Is the senate indifferent to the situation? Is the government r3ally at the mercy of one individual? The presidents part in bringing the treas ury into its present dilemma is not cred itable either to his foresight or to bis cir cumspection. If he had determined to maintain the gold reserve under the authority which he already possesses he should have ap pealed to the country with an issue of the bonds two or three months ago, and have sold enough to keep the reserve at all times full. No bankers' syndicate could then have cornered the treasury, and the president could have made his appeal to congress for some measure or permanent protection. By intensifying the trouble through a wanton threat of war, aud following this with a Macedonian cry to congress for help, he gave to Mr. Slorgan just the op portunity which that eminent financier wanted. The hoarded gold of the banks is now combined in an attempt to force the government to buy the coin at the holders' terms. To make the case even worse, Mr. Morgan and his confidential counsel, Mr. Stetson, a former partner of the presi dent, were in Washington in con sultation with the secretary of the treasury and another cabinet officer as to the terms of this contract, The Becrecy of the preliminaries and the obviously false statements as to the preparations for the bond issue given out at Washington, were repetitions of the scandal of last February. The president seemed incapable of understanding that he cannot act at once as head of the ad ministration, charged with protecting the people'a interests, andtlie chief con tracting party with a bankers' syndicate intent upon buying at 105 or less bonds worth 117. IT LOOKS SCARY. Indication Tlfrtt the Treasury Slay Be Sud drnly Untitled of Gold. Cihcaqo, Jan. 7. 3 p. m. The Post's Washington special says: The fears en tertained of a run on the gold reserve bid fair to be realized. Information was received at the treas ury department today that orders for the importation of gold bad been cancelled and that $6,000,000 would go out by tomorrow's steamers. But that is not the most disquieting feature of the situation, as private advices from New York tell of large withdrawals for domestic sequestration. This is what the administration feared more than the withdrawals for export. The latter is something that can ba guaged and estimated. The form er indicates either distrust or a move on the part of intending bond bidders to draw upon the government's gold for money, with which to pay for the bondf. j la either eveat the ends of the treasury will be defeated, for it cannot afford to feed a local panic, or supply the wherewithal to feed its own vitality. Attention is called to the domestic drain on the reserve by the refusal of the officials at the sub-treasury in New York to give infor mation as to the extent of the withdraw als. This silence seems to be producing an effect the opposite of what was intend ed and "scare dispatches" poured into Washington this afternoon from the Wall News street agencies asking for the latest about the treasury situation. If the reports from New York should ba confirmed by later adviceB it is not improbable that the secretary of the treasury may be forced to abandon his popular loan rjro gramme and make another syndicate deal within the next ten days or two weeks to protect the reserve against annihilation. Ilie reserve will be down to $58,000,000 by tomorrow night on known figures." TOPEKA BANKS AMD GOLD. They Receive Telegrams ami the Central Rank Offers to Take JS50.000. President P. L Bonebrake of the Cen tral National bank, this morning 6ent the following telegram to the New York World in reply to a telegram sent out by the World to all the national banks in the United States. "The World, New York: We will take $30,000 of the new bonds aud pay for them in gold provided the govern ment will accept the bonds as collateral and allow us to issue a like amount in national bank notes. This is the law now except that we get but 90 cents in currency for each dollar in bonds. This method would increase the currency of the country $100,000,000 aud not retire a single 'greenback.' "-m "Central National Bank, "P. L Bonxbbake, Preat" The New York World yesterday ap pealed to the patriotic national bankers of America to go to tho relief of the United States government by taking gov ernment bonds to replenish the gold re serve. The following telegram was sent to each of the 3,725 national banks in the United States, 1.20 of which are in Kansas: "New York, Jan. 6, 1896. ' We today ask all national banks whether if president makes a call to re plenish gold reserve, they will consider it patriotic duty to take bonds on 3 per cent basis. Will you invest and to what extent? Reply prepaid. "Thk World." To a Statk Journal reporter today President William Sims of the First Na tional bank said: "We made no answer to the telegram. We had no gold to offer, as our money is all worth more than 3 per cent. We are paying that amount of interest on time deposits. I consider the scheme a good one, and there is no doubt plenty of gold in the country which will be offered, although not much can be expected from Kansas and the western states." Mr. Frank G. Willard, of the Mer chants National bank, said he did not reply to the telegram, but Mr. T. J. Kellam, vice president of the bank, said he considered the proposition a good one and one that ought to bring results. The Bank of Topeka is a state and not a national bank, and consequently did not receive the request. HE REALft WARE. Speaker Reed Greatly Given to "Ironquill's" Poetry. Verses A bout the Kansas Cvclone His Latest Favorite. NEW PENSION BILLS Introduced by Members of the Kansas Deleo-ation. Kansas Appears to Be a State Crazy on Pensions. From the State Journal's Special Correspondent Washington, Jan. 7, Speaker Reed may perhaps get his financial views from New York and his religious belief from New England, but he draws his poetical inspiration from Kansas and a Kansas rhymer. The other evening when Congressman Blue went to call on the speaker he found him reading a volume of Lagene Wares verses and his big, fat face was wreathed in smiles, lie had just been reading the poem on the Kansas cyclone and its advice to politicians, which is something to the effect that if they don't keep their mouths shut they may get turneu mside out. This particular point seemed to please Mr. Reed very much. It is suspected trom the deep, thick silence which the speaker maintained all last summer on the presidential question that he has ap preciated the moral of the poem a long time. Mr. Ware has been in the habit of sending Mr. Reed every new edition of his poems and the latter has a great liking for them. During the fifty-first congress he used to have a volume ot them with him at the speaker's desk, and when a long debate was on would pick it up and amuse himself with the clever skits of "Ironquill." IT IS ALL DBOi3. Ex-Congressman Turner Says Getting Into Congress is it Great Disappointment. From the State Journal's Special Correspondent Washington, Jan. 7. The impression which has gained general currency that ex-Congressman h, J. Turner, who is now in the real estate business in Wash ington, would return to Kansas in time to be a candidate for the nomination for congress in the sixth district, appears to be unfounded if that gentleman himself knows his own mind. When asked what the probability of his returning to Kan sas was Mr. Turner said: "Yes, I expect to get back there one of these days. ; "You intend to return in time to get into the contest tor tua congressional nomination, do you no".?" "Nothing in the world would induce me to run for congress again," he said emphatically. "Wnat is there in it? Nothing in the world but the hardest kind of drudgery. After the gilt wears off, after the novelty of the thing is all gone, there is nothing but irksomeness and worry. There is no business man in Washington who works as hard as a western congressman has to, and no man in busiuess who should work as hard as a congressman but what would get rich. There is positively no attrac tion in it for a man who has had the place once or twice. He has had the honor aud that is all there is in it unless a man wants to make of himself an ab ject slave. The position entails inces sant work and worry and the emolu ments do not begin to compensate for them." Mr. Turner reiterated his statement that nothing could induce him to make the race for congress again. LONG'S PENSION BILLS. He Has Two One of Tliom a Service Pen sion Kill. From the State Journal's Special Correspondent. Washington, Jan. 7. Representative Long ha3 introduced two general pen sion bills in the house. One is a service pension bill giviug a pension of $12 per month to all soldiers who served sixty davs in the war and were honorably dis charged. Of course this will not apply J iu tuuae wuu uuw gob a uiguur raie man $12, but will bring those who get less up to the rate. Another pension bill of Mr. Long's is one providing that the ratings in pension cases for disability be added so that where the sum should be greater than one-third the claimant could secure a pension. Mr. Long has a bill in the house simi lar to the one introduced by Senator Baker in the senate in regard to the sale of the sand lands in westeru Kansas. HOW THEY'RE DIVIDED. Plan of Kansas Congressmen for Looking After Pensions. From the State Journal' s Special Correspondent Washington, Jan. 7. The committee on pensions of which Representative Baker of Kansas ia a member, has con stituted each member of the committee a subcommittee aud to each are referred the bills which come from a certain sec tion of the country. Mr. Baker has all those bills which belong to the First, Fifth and Sixth Kansas districts and all those belonging to the state of Iowa. The report of a member who is thus constituted a com mittee is final unless he is not satisfied with the result of the examination him self and asks for a subcommittee to be appointed to aid him in further examin ing into the claim. MORE PENSIONS, A Bllt Pushed by Senator Baker and Congressman Bine. From the State Journal's Special Correspondent Washington, Jan. 7. A general pen sion bill has been introduced in the bouse by Congressman Blue and in the senate by Senator Baker which provides that all soldiers who received an honor able discharge from the army and who have arrived at the age of fifty-five years shall be pensioned at the rate of twelve dollars a month. The soldier also must have served iu the army at least sixty days. The w idows of such soldiers, it is provided by the bill, shall receive $12 per month J and the children $2 per month until 16 years old. For Pension $144,000,000. From the State Journal's Special Correspondent Washington, Jan. 7.- Congressman Blue has been at . work with the other members of the" committee on appro priations on the pension appropriation bill during the time which the house has been meeting and adjourning. He says the bill is almost ready to present to the house. It will carry an appropriation of one hundred and forty -one millions. WIND KNOCKED OUT Of the Big Stqriss From Havana by To day's Dispatches. Havana, Jan. 7. The insurgents are still in the vicinity of Havana. The number of the insurgents at Managua and Calabazar fourteen miles from this city has been increased; but it is now believed that Havana itself will not be attacked for some time to come. The insurgents have burned a mixed train from Cardenas, near Banaguises and the Spaniards claim that they viola ted all the women and young girls who were among the passengers. Railroad communication in the pro vince of Matanzas is being resumed, for the trains are arriving on time at Limo nar, Saguel, Cardenas and Matanzas. CUT OFF THE WATER SUPPLV. Part of Gomel' Programme of Forcing Havttna to Surrender. New York, Jan. 7. Mr. Thomas Es trada Paltna said today: "General Gomez has long entertained the plan of shutting off the water supply of Havana, and then attack the city. He has probably destroyed the reservoir at Vento. When Vento is destroyed, the Spaniards in Havana will be without any water supply and complete surrender ia only a question of a very short time." BRITISHIIREUP. Sigma That England Won't Be Picked on Auy More. London, Jan. 7. The Globe this even ing printB some sensational news under the following scare head lines: "Activ ity in the War Office." "Anticipated Mil itary Measures." The Globe theu states that the war office sent a special military messenger this afternoon to the colonial office, and t is rumored that important orders are pending. A dispatch received here from the military camp at Aldershot says that the general belief, almost backed by proof prevails that the authorities are considering the mobilizing of the army reserves and part of the militia. The men employed in the ordnance stores are all very busy. A NEvTsTORY OF GRANT. He Did Not Have Mote to Eat Than He Needed D. R. Garrison told a story to Gen. Schofield a't the Dent house which illus trates to a certain extent the kind heartedness of Gen. Grant, says the St. Louis Republic. Grant was a great lover of horses, and while he was pres ident he came on a visit to St. Louis and Mr. Garrison, at that time president off the old Pacific road, took him out to his farm. They started off in a buggy for a drive, and after going some distance met an old man going along on a horse. The man was in his shirt sleeves and wore a straw hat, but Grant recognized him, and, stopping the buggy, he got out and, walking up to the old man, put out his hand and said: "Hello, Uncle Ben! How are you and the old woman getting along?" The old man was Uncle Ben Sapping ton. He welcomed the president and said that he was getting along very well. He remarked that they were hap py as long as they had enough to eat and a pipe and a little tobacco. "Uncle Ben, wouldn't you like to be postmaster of Meramec township?" asked the president. Uncle Ben said he would not object and Grant shook him by the hand and said: "God bless you and your wife, Uncle Ben, I think of you often." When Grant got back in the buggy the tears were streaming from his eyes and he said to Mr. Garrison: "Poor old Uncle Ben! He has a big heart. I re member," he said, "when I and my wife, living in that house over there, did not have any more to eat than we needed, and old Uncle Ben would come around to the house at night and leave a basket of provisions on our doorstep. He was afraid to come and give them to us, thinking that he would possibly hurt our feelings. God bless his memory!" Uncle Ben was made postmaster and after living to a ripe old age he joined the great majority and was followed by Grant a few years ago. Gold Shipments Today. New York, Jan. 7. The total amount of .gold engaged up to 1 o'clock today for tomorrow's shipment is as follows: Lazard Freres $1,635,000 in gold bars, $500,000 of which was ordered last week, but withheld; Heidelbach, Ickeihs:mer fc Co , $500,000 sold bars: $600,000 in gold coin ordered at the sub-treasury today. Postponed Until January 31. Chicago, Jan. 7. The formal ooening of the Chicago Mineral and Mining Board, announced for yesterday, has been put off until January 21, as the quarters to be occupied are not yet in order. Wanted A bright boy, over 16 years old, with at least one years experience in a printing office- Apply at this office after 7:30 this evening. Try ns on collars. We can make them look like new. Peerless Steam Laundry, 112 and 114 W. 8th. The Ladv Chorus will meet at Cope- land at 2 p. m. tomorrow, Wednesday. Everybody takes the journal ANTI-TRUST. The House Adopts the Anti Trust Resolution. Why Doesn't Attorney General Harmon Enforce THE ANTI-TRUST LAW Is the Very Pertinent Question Asked By the Lower House of Congress Today. Washington, Jan. 7. The house to day adopted the anti-trust resolution The report from the committee on ju diciary, calling upon the attorney gen eral for information as to what steps, if any, he has taken to enforce the laws of the United States against trusts, combina tions and conspiracies, and what further legislation, if any, is needed, in his opinion, to protect the people against the same, was made by Mr. Henderson, of Iowa. He explained that this was a substitute for a resolution introduced by Mr. Hubbard, Of Missouri, asking the at torney general why he had not enforced the anti-trust law, which assumed a state of affairs concerning which the commit tee had no evidence, so it was unanimous ly agreed upon the subject. The resolution was adopted. On motion of Mr. Dingley, a resolu tion was adopted calling on the secre tary of the treasury for information as to the amounts received from the lessees of the Alaskan seal islands each year from May, 1890, and from 1868 to 1890 and the number of skins taken each year; also the cost of policing the Bearing sea and North Pacific each year since 1890, and the amounts paid for the support of the na tives of Alaska. In tile Senate. Mr. Jones of Arkansas in the senate today reported from the finance commit tee, the free silver substitute for the bouse bond bill and gave notice that he would call it up tomorrow and ask the senate to consider it. Mr. Morrill, (Rep., Vt.) chairman of the finance committee notified the senate that tthe substitute was opposed "by every Republican member of the com mittee." The bill went on the calendar. On Mr. Kyle's motion, a bill was passed amending the existing law so that the evidence of the timber claimants can be taken before the clerk of any court of record, instead of requiring them as now to go before the officers of the land office. Mr. Vorhees (Dem., Ind.) secured unanimous consent for the passage of a resolution authorizing General Casey to make contracts for the completion of the new library of congress by stating that if passed the building would be completed within the time fixed by the act, snd that about $80,000 would be covered back into the treasury. "An unprecedented thing in the erec tion of public buildings," ejaculated Mr. Hale (Rep., Me.) Mr. Vorhees offered a resolution which was referred for the purchase of a por trait of the late Allen G. Thurraan, now hanging in the judiciary committee room, painted by J. H. Dewitt. Sir. Elkins (Hep., W. Va.) offered a resolution which was referred to the finance committee, providing that here after any contemplated issue of United States bonds shall first be advertised for at least twenty days and that such bonds shall be sold to the highest bidder. TO TRY DR. JAMESON. The Uitlander Lead.r to Come Before a Court Martial. Johannesburg, Jan. 7. Dr. Jameson is to be tried by court-martial and may ba shot, or hanged, although, having saved President' Kruger's life in his capacity of physician, he may escape with a less severe penalty. Berlin, Jan. 7. A semi-official denial was issued this morning of the statement from Capo Town, contained :a a dispatch to the Times of London that Dr. V. J. Lleyds, the secretary of state for the Transvaal with a secret fund at his dis posal had floated a German colonization company with the intention of introduc ing 5,000 German military settlers into the Transvaal. At a special audience which Dr. W. J. Lloyds, the secretary of state of the Transvaal had with Emperor William today his majesty declared that he would not recognize any claim of suzerainty over the Transvaal. THE WEDDING DAY SET. Oliver II. P. Belmont and Mrs. W. K. Vantlerbilt to be Married the 30th. New York, Jan. 7. A local paper says: The marriage of Oliver H. P. Belmont and Mrs. Alva Vander bilt will be celebrated at the residence of the latter On January 20. On January 29 they will sail for Eu rope. Such was the information given last night by one who is on the closest terms with Mrs. Vander biit. The person stated that the utmost secrecy was to be observed re garding the affair, and that without doubt the ceremony would be witnessed by only a few persons. It has not been decided who will officiate. The exact time of it is also to be decided. W'illiam K. Vanderbilt will sail today on bis yacht, Valiant, for an extended cruise. Those who will go with him are Fred Beach, Winnie Hovt, Louis Webb and possibly Creighton Webb. Are Sow In the Reform School. Floral and Oral Thompson were -this morning taken from the county jail to the reform school. There are still three of the "Thompson" gang of boys at the jail because there is not room for them at tne 6chool. They broke the window of a Smoky Row barber shop about a month ago. MOVING FORWARD. Committee for the Organizullon of the Commercial Club Is Samrd. Messrs. J. P. Davis, S. S. Ott, Warren M. Crosby, Charles & Elliott and F. O. Popenoe are the Topeka business men who have been selected to organize the Commercial club, an organization to be composed of business men for business purposes. Mr. F. O. Popenoe, who presided at the preliminary meeting held last week and who was at that time authorized to appoint a committee to prepare and sub mit a plan for organization, this morn ing announced the appointment of this committee. The committee is an excellent one; better selections could hardly have been made for an organization of the kind proposed. These gentlemen are all act ive and prosperous business men and all are personally identified with the growth and welfare of Topeka. Mr. J. P. Davis is president of the Kansas Mutual Life Insurance company, Mr. S. S. Ott is of the firm of Ott & Tewksbury.state agents and managers of the Kansas Phonograph company; Mr, Warren M. Crosby is the well known successful dry goods merchant, Mr.Chas. S. Elliott is treasurer of the city of To peka and is in the fire insurance busi ness and Mr. F. O. Popenoe is president of the Accounting Trust company. It is a well balanced committee in every particular, and has young blood enough in it to be a fair representation, while the older heads will be able to keep the organization in conservative, yet successful hands. This committee will meet Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the office of the Accounting Trust company in the Real Estate building. At this meeting a plan of organization will be agreed upon which will be submitted to a meeting to be announced in the future. It is the understanding that it is the purpose of the gentlemen of the com mittee to arrange for an organization to be strictly business in all its aims and purposes. In Chicago the Commercial club mem bership is limited to fifty, and it is ex pected that the membership of the To peka Commercial club will be limited to some fixed number, but which shall depend upon the entire community for support and assistance in all worthy pro jects. SENATOR BAKER SPEAKS. The TariffShontd lie Increased on .Re publican Lines. ' Washington, Jan. 7. The Republi can senators went into caucus at 10:30 today, but adjourned at 12 o'clock to meet again after the conclusion of the day's session of the senate. The entire time of the caucus was consumed in dis cussing the proposed amendments to the tariff bill, but no formal expression was secured. The prevailing sentiment appeared to be against all amendments. Mr. Baker, the new senator from Kan sas, made a vigorous speech in opposi tion to the house bill, if it came before the senate unamended. He said that if any tariff legislation was to be enacted, he thought it should be done on Repub lican and protection lines, aud added that he did not regard the house bill as a Republican measure. He also advised against any tariff legislation, saying that he favored a course of non action in that respect in view of the declaration of the administration that the present tariff would afford all the revenue needed. He thought, however, that if any legis lation should be attempted at this time, the changes should be made in a few schedules only, such as those covering wool and sugar, which should be re formed upon purely protection lines. Other speeches were made" by Senators Allison, Aldrich, Perkins, Hale, Chand ler, Hawley and Burrows. Senator Burrows contended for an ad vance in the rates on chemicals, oils, metals and agricultural products, while Mr. Perkins advocated in strong lan guage the placing of sugar on a footing of equality with other products. Senators Allison and Aldrich explain ed briefly the attitude of the Repub lican members of the finance com mittee, saying that, while the commit tee had no formal recommendation to make the caucus, they had considered all the proposed amendments and were of the opinion that if any changes were to be made they should be in the way of increasing the house rates on agricul tural products, spirits and pottery, and adding sugar to the list to be increased 15 per cent. VICTORY FOK CUDAHY. Court Decided He I. Not a Parly to the Austin W . Wright Failure. Chicago, Jan. 7. Judge Tuley today awarded a victory to John Cudahy in the chancery litigation brought by Austin W. Wright to prove a partnership with Cudahy in the celebrated pork deal of September, 1893. Wright sought in his bill to prove that the deals which involved . a loss of $000,000 and brought about his failure were a partnership transaction and that Cudahy was equally liable with him for the losses. Judge Tuley holds that the evidence does not support Wright's claim and he dismisses the bill for writ of equity. Fillmore Street Lots Foreclosed. A $5,000 mortgage on lots 146, 148, and 150 on Fillmore street was given by Donald Shelton to the Kansas Loan & Trust company on Dec. 2, 1889, as trus tee for a promisory note given to H. C. Flower. This was afterward transferred to John L. Barry and he today began foreclosure proceedings in the district court. The note was for five years, and the interest has not been paid since Dec. 2, 1894. Mayor Fellows Better, MayoqsFellov.'a' condition is somewhat improved today. He has not yet been able to leave his house, though he is no longer confined to his cod. He has had a bad attack of tonsilitis. NOW FOR LAW. TemperanceWorkers From Over Kansas Meet Here Today. A Considerable Representation is on Hand. MANY LETTERS COME. Rudolph Hatfield Believes in Militia To Bring Rebellious Commun ities to Terms. Between twenty-five and thirty promi. nent Kansas temperance workers were present at the headquarters of the State Temperance union at 11 o'clock . this morning in response to the call for a conference of ieading citizens interested in the cause of prohibition. The attendance was so large that it was necessary to hold this afternoon's session of the conference in tho Y. M, C. A, parlors. Colonel W. P. Campbell of Wichita, "Tiger Bill," was a central figure in the conference. He said it was his under standing that it was the purpose of the conference to take some action which would brace up some weak-kneed uiti ticials and put some stiffening in the backbone of those charged with the en forcemeut of the law, so he thought he would come and be braced up Before the conference opened "Tiger Bill" related so'me of his experiences with the viulaters of the liquor law in Wichita. He told how a Kansas City brewery shipped beer by the car load lu Wichita and the beer whs delivered around to the local joiuts from this car by the agents of the brewery. Among those present after the meet ing go t down to business were J. G. Haskell, of Lawrence; Judge J. S. Cul ver, of Emporia; Dr. M. L. Ward, 'of O: tawa; Dr. J. D. Woods, of Halstead; Martin Mohler, of Topea; T. H. Baio, Ac H. Vance, T, E. Stephens and K. Wake, of Topeka; V. P. Campbell, of Wichita; Albert Watkins, of TopeKa; Rev. E. M. Randall, of Leaveuwortu: ii. C. Rash, of baliua; L. R. Elliott, of Man hattan and others. About fifty letters of invitation had been sent out and the entire forenoon's session was devoted to reading letters from prominent Kansans who could not come, but who sent words of sympathy ud advice. Col. H. W. Lewis, of Wichita, wrote that he was iu full sympathy with the c-ffurt to have the law enforced. He said the policy of prohibitionists should not be to abandon the field. They should consider that the only opposition to the enforcement of tnelaw is from men wao have never give'rithe law their sympathy ana support. He said the chief cause for the present condition of things is that the Republican party fail ed to put a square prohibition plank in its last platiorm. Rudolph Hatfield of Wichita wrote that he believed the policy of prohibition is all righ. but said he believed the law ought to be Changed so that police com missioners lor rebellious cities could be appointed from outside of the city and could then can to their support the entire state militia if necessary. He said each party should be force to pledge its canaidates to en force the prohibitory law. He favored a constitutional convention. Lieutenant Governor Troutman could not be r. resent but he wrote a letter urging the conference to waste no time in discussing a constitu tional convention or changes in the law but to organize the temperance peor pie of the state for the election of men who will enforce the laws we now have. Dr. Richard Cordley of Lawrence wrote that he believed prohibition is the ideal way of dealing with tho liquor Question. He said, "The governor's sug gestion is inconceivably shocking." Dr. Marvin or Lawrence urgea tnc en forcement of the present law. Henderson Ritchie of Council Grove wrote a long letter urging the temper ance people to get together and act sensible, instead of 200 in a county praying for prohibition and then going off and votiug by themselves, allowing the worst possible men to b elected. He said if the temperance peopie would do no foolish praying they would nol.do so much foolish voting. W. B. Webster of Fort Scott wrote that there are twelve open saloons in Fort Scott, running under the protection of the police and the police commissioners. He said the joiuts in the county outside of the city had been closed Other letters were read from G. G. Wharton of Ottawa, Dr. Kimball of Leavenworth, Captain Pierce of Junction City, W. H. Stout of Fort Scott, R C. Chase of Hiawatha, Alex McFadden of Abilene, Dr. Hitchcock of Abilene, Dr. J. G. Dougherty of Kansas City, Kansas and C. H. St, John of Kansas City. The following committee on resolu tions was appointed: A. H. Vance, To peka; H. C. Rash, Saline; J. S. Culver, Emporia; J. G. Haskell, Lawrence; and L. R. Elliott, Manhattan. IS BURTON'S NEPHEW. S. C. McNabb Assaults Snrnuel Irwin, Who Forbade Him to Cll on Hie Daughter. S. C. McNabb, a young man who works in a livery stable, spoiled his trial for assault today by appearing beiore Justice' Guy and pleading guilty. McNabb assaulted Samuel Irwin, who had forbidden him to visit his daugater. McNabb i3 said to be a nephew of J. R. Burton, the Abilene statesman. ' Dom Wishes to Ciet On. Work on the rock pile is becoming irk some to W. E. Dom, and this, afternoon he made application to the board of county commissioners for his release. He offers to pay $50 cash and the bal ance as be is able to make it. He ia working out a fine of $100 and costs, amounting to $125.60, over $200 in all. At $1 per day it will take 225 days for him to work himself out of jail. N action was taken on the application.