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J. Pierpont Morgan, Head of
Wall Street Banditti,
Issues His Ultimatum to the
Or He and His Fellows Won't
Take Any.
They Have Cornered the Gold
in the Country
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
"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
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.
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
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."
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.
Speaker Reed Greatly Given to
"Ironquill's" Poetry.
Verses A bout the Kansas Cvclone
His Latest Favorite.
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
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."
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
Mr. Turner reiterated his statement
that nothing could induce him to make
the race for congress again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
He Did Not Have Mote to Eat Than He
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
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
The House Adopts the Anti
Trust Resolution.
Why Doesn't Attorney General
Harmon Enforce
Is the Very Pertinent Question
By the Lower House of Congress
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
TemperanceWorkers From Over
Kansas Meet Here Today.
A Considerable Representation
is on Hand.
Rudolph Hatfield Believes in
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.
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.

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