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TWO CENTS. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JANUARY 8, 1-896. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. Stat 3 L are a mmL Senator Hill Says the Women of Washington With Their Society. Dissipation and Tomfoolery DELAY LEGISLATION. Ought All to Be Packed Out of the City Says the Crusty Old Bachelor from New York. New York, Jan. 8. In an intorviowin the Brooklyn Eagle, Senator Hill gives evidence that he has at last fallen a vic tim tohe "war fever" that is sweeping the earth. More daring than Senator Lodge or Chandler, or President Cleve land, the senator from New York has declared open hostilities against the women of Washington. He will make social functions relics of the past. He Bars: "I think it would be a miehty good idea if the women were packed away and eent out of Washington, and the men left alone here to attend to the business that they are sent here for by the country. The trouble is there are too many dinners and too much social dis tinction in official circles at the capi to!. "No man can go to these fashionable dinners eight after night and 6it up until morniDg attend ing the social functions, and be in any cocditioa to grapple with the knotty problems of liuanca and affairs that are at this time forped upon the considera tion of our public men. I know that I um called a crusty old bachelor but if auy sane man will think over what 1 have said 1 believe he will agree that I am right. The crit icism applies to members of the senate and of congress, and to officials of the administration. I attribute a good many foolish blunders made by public men of late to just these things; too much so ciety and not enough attention to, and study of pubiic affairs." JUST AS IT IS. Senate Cnncus Decides to Pass the Hoime Tariff Bill Wiihunt Amend meut. Washington, Jan. 8. Immediately after adjournment the Republican sena tors went into caucus on the tariff bill. It was the general impreision that the only method open to the Republicans was to pass the bill as it came from the house, and that such would be the action of the caucus. Later The Republican caucus after a very stormy session agreed to instruct the finance committee that the tariff bill be reported as amended and passed in that form. Raker Won't Support I;. Washington, Jan. 8. Senator Baker says he has no intention of voting for hovse revenue and bond bill, notwith standing action of senate Republican caucus. TOM POTTER OF PEABODY. Prospective rantlitlate Tor Coventor of Kansas is iu Topcka. T. M. Potter of Peabody is iu the city attending the meeting of the state board of agriculture of which he is president. dir. Potter is also the man who is so strongly talked of as a candidate against Mr. Morrill for the nomination for gov ernor nest year,and who is being pushed by Ld Hoch of Marion. Mr. Potter is a practical farmer and looks like a well to do one. He is a rather large and portly gentleman of perhaps fifty with an iron gray mustache and a very genial manner. He would not make a bad looking governor, by auy means. He was in particularly good humor at the meeting of the stock breeders this morning, where he had just arrived and whs being greeted on all sides by his admiring friends. low about your candidacy for gov ernor':'' a Jouknai. reporter asked him. "Now, look here," said Tom Putter, That's a forbidden subject Talk to me about any thing else on earth and I'm with you, but on that I've nothing to Bay." 8 "13 it true that you are a candidate?" 'If you want to know anything about cattle or hogs or sheep or crops down my way all right, but I am up here to attend the meeting of the state board of agriculture and I don't know anything else. It is a subject I'm not talking about now." "Will you accept the candidacy if it is offered you? ' But Mr. Potter of Peabody was busy geeting a half dozen new discovered lriend, and had only time to hear H. A. Heath and several others say: "Or course ho is a candidate." And then Tom Potter walked away laughing. BALLET GIRL WANTED. It is Tatooed on tha Manly Rosora of Wm. Black. Crook, and Jail Breaker. A Black Crook ballet girl is missing and the officers of the law want her. Wm. Black, who is a crook, and who cracks safes occasionally when other business is dull, is being watched for by the officers. He robbed the Union Pa cific safe at Clyde last November and broke jail on January 5. The mark of identification on him is the picture of a ballet girl wnich is tat tooed on his breast. He is known in To peka by the officers, having been under arrest here several months ago for vag rancy. Cold Reserve 961,071.024. Washington, Jau. & Today's state ment of the condition of the treasury sbows: Available cash balance, $178, 483,604 gold reserve, $61,075,024. FARMERS ARE HERE. State Board of Agriculture Here Secre tary Cob urn to be Ke -electe.1. The twenty-fifth annual meeting of the state board of agriculture began at Rep resentative hall this afternoon at four o'clock. Not more that fifty or tixty out of town people are present today but by tomorrow the number in attendance is expected to e swelled to over 200 at least- The regular business of the association will not begin till this even ing, when Governor E. N. Morrill will deliver the address of welcome aud Pres ident Potter of Peabody will respond. George L. Morrow of the Oklahoma agricultural college arrived today and will talk on "Corn and Some of Its As sistants," Howel Jones will talk on his favorite subject, "Deep Water," and Chancellor buow wiil tell abouf'Popular Education in Europe." The most important paper at the morn ing session tomorrow will be that of John EX Crisp of Missouri, who is state fish warden. E A. Popenoe has gone to Florida and will not read his paper. At this meeting the biennial election of secretary occurs, and it is more than probable that F. D. Coburn will be re elected, The meeting will end Friday evening. Topeka people who are to have papers are H. R. Hilton, P.G. Noel, Dr.Deborab Longshore, H. Y. Hinckley and E. B. CowgU . A. J. Felt of Atchison will also have a paper, aud so will W. B. button of Rus sell, W. A. Harris of Linwood. Prof. C. C. Georgeson of the Manhattan college nd President George T. Fairchildof the Manhattan college. Ex-Secretary of Agriculture Norman J. Coleman of St Louis is also expected to be present and talk. BIG .DEAL IN "REALTY. nonnells Kansas Avenne Property Sold to i'rsnk Merriaui for 815,500. The property at 611 Kansas avenue owned by George W. Donnell of Pasa dena, California, and occupied by Charles E Warden, jeweler, and Mrs. Elder, mil liner, was sold today by Frank H. Foster to Frank Merriam for $15,500. The old building is to be torn down and a two story pressed brick business house is to be built on the property in the spring. This is the property which M. F. R'gby, who bought the building adjoin ing it on the north, made an effort to buy, and offered $15,000 for last spring. Mrs. J. C. Wilson was also trying to buy it, and while the sale to Mr. Merriam was pending offered $16,000 for the property. DR. JAMESON'S FATE. Another U port That He Has Been Sentenced to Be Shot. London, Jan. 8. -It was reported here thisafternoon that Dr. Jameson had been sentenced by the judges at Preto ria, to be shot. A similar report was cir culated on Saturday last. A dispatch received here from Krn gersdorp, Transvaal, dated January 3, says that Dr. Jameson narrowly escaped being shot in the market place by the incensed Boers and that he was saved by the commandant,who threatened to shoot the first man who raised a rifle, Demand Rhodes' Banishment. London, Jan. 8. 6 p. m. A dispatch received from Cape Town this evening, dated January 7, says it ed at Pretoria that the vaal government demands ishment of Mr. Cecil ex-premier of Cape Colony, Jameson from Africa, and that mous fine is also demanded is report Trans -the ban Rhodes, and Dr. an enor from the British chartered company. It is supposed here that this may re fer to the $2,500,000 indemnity which, according to a dispatch from Berlin, the Transvaal government will demand of Great Britaiu. MERIDEN'S BAND. It Came to Town to "Oet Shot," That Is Photographed. Twelve members of the Meriden band arrived in Topeka today and marched up Kansas avenue about eleven o'clock in their handsome new blue and gold uni forms. "What's the occasion, boys?" says somebody. -'Just came over to get shot," said one of them. "Can't do it here," said the Topeka man. "Better go to Leavenworth." "Shot" in some parlance means photo graphed, and the Meriden band will shine from some photographer's show window soon. EPH SELLS THERE. Tbe Circus Men Have a Big Meeting at Cincinnati. Cincinnati. J an. 8. The annual con vention of the Protective League of American Showmen assembled at tbe Emery hotel here today, with 120 mem bers present. President Ephraim Sells and other officers made their reports. President Robert Campbell of the bill posters' league made a statement ahow iug the co-operation of the two organi zations. The feature of the meeting was the action taken regarding excessive li censes and especially in southern states. Iu opposing this extortion, the rail' roads and traffic associations are co operating with the league of showmen to contest the high licenses in the United States supreme court, as a violation of the interstate commerce law, A committee was appointed to secure counsel and make ail other arrange ments for contesting these licenses in the supreme court. POLICE CHIEF RUMORS. Said to Be No Truth in the liiports That Wllkeraou Will Resign. The talk about Chief of Police John Wilkerson resigning his position on the police force is being revived. It is ru mored that he is to be succeeded by John Van Vechten, a horseman. There is probably no truth in either rumor as President Foster of the police commission is a staunch supporter of Chief Wilkerson. All the talk about President Foster being unfriendlv to the chief is without foundation. GRACEFULLY. Ex-Gov. Osborn Practically Re tires if Capt. Johnson Wants to Run for Delegate-at-Large. HE HAD NO ANXIETY To Be the Candidate Anyway, He Says. Gov. Osborn's Radical Views on Silver as Money. From the State Journal's Special Correspondent Washington, Jan. 8. Ex-Governor Thomas A. Osborn of Kansas does not seem to be greatly perturbed at being supplanted by Judge J. B. Johnson of Topeka as the anti-Leland candidate for delegate-at -larare to the St. Louis con vention. When it was suggested that Judge Johnson's candidacy would put him out of it entirely he said in all prob ability it would, but he didn't care to say so positively until he had returned to Topeka and consulted with those who had asked him to be a candidate. "I've never been a candidate in the sense of wanting to indulge in a scrap for it. Shawnee county can't of course have two candidates for delegate-at-large. The mention of myself for the place was not of my seeking from the start. A number of my friends suggested it and when I get back I shall consult wtth them about it before I say positively whether I am out of it entirely. The candidacy of Judge Johnson, however, seems to settle it. "I should appreciate the honor of go ing to the convention of course, but 1 have already been very generously hon ored and am in no mood to complain." Gov. Osborn laughed when the query of the Journal was brought up as to how he reconciled bis admiration for Reed and Allison with his own views on silver. He said he reconciled by not recouciling. "I have to do the best can," he said. "There is not a man among the many candidates, nor perhaps even amoug the next thousand who would be available candidates, whose views on silver correspond to mine. I am a silver monometallism If I wished a candidate thoroughly in accord with my own views on that question I expect I should have to bo a candidate myself." Gov. Osborn is for silver strictly and as he has declared in previous interviews. He does not believe in the free coinage at 16 to 1 but does not consider that it would do any great harm. While some in great terror shout: "The country will J-go to a silver basis," he would calmly say, "l-et ner go. However, ne would have it done in a manner to disturb as little as possible the business and com mercial interests. "My idea" he said, "would be to have a silver standard. But I would have a number of scientists and men well in formed in political economy so far as it is exact, determine as weli as they could by historical analogy how much the adoption of silver by the couutry would cause silver to appreciate and gold to depreciate. Undoubtedly both results would take place. Of couro this ap proach of the metals to each other would not be sufficient to make their values coincide, but it would bring them closer toeether. "Then let the silver debt as the stand ard be fixed so as to cause as little dis turbance to settled interests as possible. The United States would thus have a currency independent of all the rest of the world." Referring to the money views of Mr. Reed, which are supposed to have a gold tinge. Gov. Osborn said: "Of course all those New England people being for the most part creditors are for gold. Mr. Reed, as a representa tive from Maine, should reflect the views of his people, but 1 believe Mr. Reed as representative from Maine and the rep resentative of the whole country would be different persons. He would recog nize, I think, if made president that he was not the representative of any class but of the whole nation, and would en deavor to reconcile the extreme opinions of different sections. He is large and broad enough miuded to do that 1 think." KANSAS MEUSDlty HABITS. Senators Ieffr and Sherman Frequently Lancb Together About Omc Work. From the State Journal's Special Correspondent Washington, Jan. 8. All of the mem bers of the Kansas congressional delega tion have by this time fallen pretty well into Washington ways. As Congressman Blue said it was a little hard getting started but everything comes around all right in time. The mornings the mem bers usually spend in attending to their mail. Representatives Kirkpatrick, Bro derick, Long and Calderhead have their offices aud clerks in their houses and usually attend to as many of the letters in the morning mail as possible before starting to the capitol. Representative Miller's office is only a block from the Normandie and he goes over there before starting for the house. Col. Blue's office is two blocks east of the capitol and he gets over there in tho mornings in time to look over his letters. This is the rule except when there are committee meetings, which of course re quire attendance at the capitol at 10 or 11 o'clock. Representative Curtis now does his work in his committee room and with his secretary. Miss Dollie Curtis, is usually there early and works until almost time for the house to convene. Senators Baker and Peffer have offices in the Maltby building, near the capitol, and are usually down about 10 o'clock to do up the morning's work before the sen ate meets. Most of the members take lunch at the senate restaurant, the house restaurant being in disfavor. Senator Peffer" s favorite indulgence is bread and milk, and he and John Sherman may be fre quently seen at the same table having the best kiud of a time together. Col. Dick Blue says when he first came he started out to eat three meals a day jast as he did at home, but he has quit. it.. He says that with this miserable damp climate and the meals coming so close together it made "a fellow feel like a stuffed toad." Col. Blue is not one of those who "never saw the cou chee couchee" and he is gradually find ing out all about the place and how to live here. He'll soon be like little Wil lie in the song, "who knew just what to da" Only a few of the Kansas senators smoke. Kirkpatrick and Miller may usually be found in the house cloak room just before the house meets, chatting with the other members and smoking a cigar. Calderhead has good cigars and smokes at his room, but ia seldom if ever seen smoking elsewhere. Senator Baker might be classed among those who burn tobacco, but he smokes only once in a great while and then not as if he enjoyed it. Representative Baker uses tobacco but is seldom seen smoking. It takes Kirkpatrick and Long forty minutes by cable cars to get from their residences to the capitoL The cars run directly by their houses and go to the foot of Capitol hill without change. Calderhead and Representative Baker are within a few blocks of the capitol and walk over. Curtis is at least two miles from the capitol but frequently, if not always, walks back and forth. Brod erick, Blue, Peffer and Miller live near together and either walk or take cars which are near. Senator Baker lives farther out thau these and takes a car. Evenings are usually spent in attend ing to mails and other duties, for the mails are so large that if neglected for even a day it is almost impossible to catch up. None of the Kansas members seem to be lovers of the theater, for not withstanding the many good attractions in Washington this winter they have gone little or at all. Such recreations will probably come when they get more settled. PENSIONS GRANTED. Washington, Jan. 8. The follow ing Kansaus have been granted pen sions: Original Henry Grant, Teeumseh. Increase John E. Tipton, Topeka; Thomas W. Rathbone, Herington Reissue Jacob Boyer, Codell. Original widows, eta Minor of Nich olas Roberti, Ottawa; Elba Shearer, Thayer. Additional Hiram Harding, Neosho Falls. Renewal and increase Wm. Millirons, Morland. BROKEN INTO. Front Door of a Store oi Eaniai Avenue and Much Property Stolen. Some time last night the front door of II. B. Howard's machine shop and hard ware store at 327 Kansas avenue was forced open and entered by thieves who secured goods amounting to about $300 in value. When J. W. Howard went to work this morning he found the front door open and a show case empty. A great many goods were gone from other show cases, also. The list of stolen articles contains 25 cent knives. 14 revolvers aud a dozen and a half of razors. The front door had been pried open with a crowbar and the thieves must have spent a considerable time in the plac, or else they knew exactly where to find goods, for the very best part of the portable stock was missing, Mr. Howard thinks the thieves had been in the store before and located things and that they must also have had alight. Officer Pinkston was on the beat last night. Today the police, with Captain Gardi ner in charge, are slurrying about the city trying to locate the goods. A man named Howard, who has a place on East Fourth street, says there is a gang of men living near Fourth and Lo.cust streets, who do nothing and seem to have plenty to get along with, and it is probable that their case will be inves tigated by the police. Officer Kirk Pinkston was appointed policeman on the present force because the politicians wanted him given a place on tbe force and not because it was sus pected that he had any qualifications as a policeman. . He is from the Third ward and was appointed at the behest of Third ward politicians. This is simply another instance in which the position taken by Presi dent Foster is sustained. Men appointed at the solicitation of politicians because of some real or fancied service for the "party" do not often make good policeman. A man who is a professional politician is not often good for much else so it is not startling that Officer Pinkston did not detect the burglars. How do the citizens like their lives and property looked after by men who hold their places not for good service, but because of party pulls. The rottenness of a political police force is shown every day. CLOSE THIS EVENING. The State Stock Breeders Association Closes Its Sixth Annual Session. The sixth annual session of the Kan sas Improved Stock Breeders' associa tion .will close this evening with the election of officers. It is probable that President T. A. Hubbard of Rome and Secretary H. A. Heath of Topeka will be re-elected. This morning's session was devoted largely to a discussion of the sheep situa tion that arose from a paper by II. M. Kirkpatrick of Conuors. "The Beef Breeds," by J. Gordon Gibb of Lawronce was also discussed. A. E Jones of To peka read a paper on profits in dairy ing." THE DEATH ROLL. Miss Lucy F. Curtis, eldest daughter of Mr. and Sirs. H. G. Curtis, of 1313 Clay street, died at 5 o'clock this morning, after a lingering illness. She is a sister of Mrs. C. "H. Nettles and Misses Blanch and Helen Curtis. The funeral is to be held from the residence at 2 p. in. tomor row. Mrs. Henry Cottril of Severy, Green wood county, died yesterday at the home of her mother and sister. Mrs. C. P. King, 626 Morris avenue. Funeral from the house tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. All friends of the family invited. WARFEVER. It Courses Through the Veins of Germany and England. Two Great Nations Glaring at Each Other Today. Emperor William's Interference in. the Transvaal, COMING RIGHT AFTER Uncle Sam's Interference in the Venezuelan Affair Throws Great Britain Into Spasms of Anger. WHEREVER SHE TURNS Her Plans of Conquest Thwarted by Other Nations. Now She is Mustering Ships and Men. Copyrighted 189G by the Associated Press. London, Jan. 8. The gravity of the political crisis here is increasing instead of diminishing. The attitude of Emper or William towards Great Britain in the matter of Dr. Jameson's freebooting ex pedition in the Transvaal, upon closer study seems to have been deliberate and long and carefully planned. The Transvaal incident, it would appear, was only the pretext seized upon by the emperor in order to enter the field as an active opponent of Grert Britain's policy of aggrandizement in Africa and her little misunderstand ing with. King Prempeh of Ashanti, to gether with her support of Italy's war fare against Abyssinia are believed to have been the irritating features which finally induced his majesty to show his hand. It is now reported that the Transvaal republic will demand an indemnity of 2,5'JO,000 from Great Britain as one of the results of Dr. Jameson's invasion of the little Dutch republic. If this turns out to be the case, no doubt will be en tertained that Emperer William in his recent interviews with Dr. W. J. Leyds, the secretary of state for the Transvaal prompted this demand and may also have announced his intention of sup porting it. There is an ominous drop in consols, which as much as anything is a clear in dication that the gravity of the political situation is not newspaper exaggeration. The report that orders have been sent to Portsmouth, Davonport and Chatham for the immediate commissioning of a flying squadron of war ships is confirmed this afternoon and has caused a profound sensation in all circles. The flying squadron is ordered to be ready for sea Dy January 14, Tuesday next. It will consist of tho following ship3: Revenge, Royal Oak, Gibraltar. Thesus. Tho German emperor, it appears, had planned to land a force of Germans at Delagoa bay in order to assist the Boer3 against the British, and only desistod from so doing when he learned of Dr. Jameson's defeat and capture. This, it is claimed, is proof that his message to President Krueger congratulating him upon his victorv over the Britis h and his majesty's reported announcement to Dr. W. J. Leyds, the secretary of state of the Transvaal, that Germany refused to rec ognize any suzerainty over the Transvaal were well weighed moves and the result of a pre-arranged policy. The greatest activity is displayed at all the dockyards. AH the regiments of the British army, army reserve, volunteers, militia, etc., have been ordered to make immediate returns of their strength fur mobilization. There seems to be a feeling that Great Britain has stood aii she can stand in tho way of studied opposition on the part of Germany, even if the latter is backed by France and Russia, which is not con sidered by any means certain. The commanding officers of the differ ent regiments of volunteers have been overwhelmed with letters from the men under their command, wishing to ba en rolled for active service. At the war of fice this afternoon it was stated that the troops returning from India or bound for that part of the British empire, had been ordered to call at Cape Town before the crisis occurred, and all that is necessary is to instruct their commanding officers to land drafts at the Cape. It was further stated that a detach ment of troops are now on their way to Cape Town to relieve the troops there, and that the latter will be instructed to remain at the Cape for the present. The war spirit is hovering over the British empire, and people of all classes are eagerly supporting the attitude of the government in resenting the attitude of Germany towards Great Britain. The Globe says this afternoon: There is absolutely no difference of opinion among Britons in their keen resentment of the wholly unprovoked affront put upon this proud land by Emperor Wil liam and his foolhardy counsellors. In stead of working England harm with the Americans, the emperor's insolent inter ference has revived the feeling of kin ship and is making easier a friendly ar rangement of the Venezuelan ques tion." A dispatch to the secretary of state for the colonies, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, from Sir Hercules Robinson, dated yes terday and just made pubiic says that the Uitlanders of Johannesburg have surrendered unconditionally and have given up their arms to the representa tives of President Krueger. In addition the latter has intimated his intention oi handing over Dr. Jameson and the other prisoners captured by the Boers to the British high commissioner on the border of Natal. Sir Hercules Robinson, in his dispatch adds: "You may, therefore be satisfied that the crisis is over acd that all danger of further hostilities is ended" The dispatch Is regarded by Mr.Cham berlain as practically settling the crisis in the affairs of the Transvaal. The editors in chief of all the leading London dailies were sent for by Cham berlain and closeted with him for some time last evening, after which he went to the Isle of Wight to see the queen. By her command he had been sending dispatches by wire and papers by mes sengers twice a day, so the queen was well informed before commanding him to visit her. The situation, therefore, bears an ngly expression. In a Chronicle editorial under the in spiration of the colonial office, Rhodes is referred to as a "turbulent South Afri can dictator," a phrase showing which way the wind blows in Africa, and that, the wires from Africa have been gagged The Daily Telegraph publishes the news that the Royal Lan caster regiment, which has start ed from India, will disembark at the Cape. Another regiment of equal strength is on its way from India to the Cape. A first-class cruiser has been ordered to Delagoa Bay, the harbor where the German See Adler is already. Further, yet, a second cruiser is on its way to Delagoa Bay, but both are third class cruisers, and likely to be cleverly hand led by the British ship. A HORTONJttORROR. Edward Welcb Taken From II i nIIoiiic and His Hand Chopped On. Kansas City, Jan. 8. A special to the Star from Horton, Kan., says: At his home on the outskirts of town last night, Ed Welch was called to his door by men, as yet unknown, robbed blinefolded and the mo3t brutal treat ment accorded him. Afte.r securing what valuables he possessed, they threw him to the ground and while some of them held him secure, another cut off his left hand with an axe. No reason can be assigned for the bar barous outrage. Bloodhounds have been put oa the trail of his assailants and excitement runs high. The hand has not been found. Another Acoount. Hobtox, Kan., Jan. 8. Last night burglars entered the house of E. W Welcb, an ex railroad fireman of this city, and endeavored to force him to dis close the hiding place of his money. On refusing they cut off his right hand with an axe. Some months ago Welch lost nil the fingers but one from his right hand in a railroad accident in Atchison, and it was reported that he had just re ceived his insurance money from the B. of L. F. Tbe perpetrators of the crime made their escape, but if captured there is no doubt that there will be a lynching bee. Welch is a poor man and it was the crippled hand they cut off. BREWER ONCE MORE. Xoif He Is to Re a Railroad Receiver by an I'nnsnsl Proceeding, Milwaukee, Jan. 8. The end of the Northern Pacific squabble is approaching It is asserted on authority that cannot be doubted that an agreement of settle ment has been reached. The basis of the settlement is extraor dinary and quite outside the usual practice in receiverships for one the details is said to be the placing of the receivership in charge of the United States supreme court un der the control and direction of the five justices who preside over the jurisdic tions through which the line extends. These justices are: Chief Justice Mel ville W. Fuller; Justice John M. Harlan, Seventh district; Justice David J. Brew er Eighth district; Justice Stephen J. Field, Ninth district; Rufus W. Peck ham, Second district. LELAND'S COTERIE. There Is a Gatheriug of tho Anti-Johnson Clans Today. Chairman Cy Leland of the Republican state central committee and his friends who are working to send him as a delegate at large to the Republican national convention and re-elect him member of the national committee from Kansas are holding a conference at the Copeland this after noon. The First district is represented by Chairman Leland himself, Phil Kelly of White Cloud, John Schilling of Hiawa tha, W. J. Bailey of Baileyville and A. C. Merritt, state grain inspector, who re cently moved his family from Wamego to Topeka. J . L Bristow now lives at Ottawa and he is representing both the Second and Fifth districts in the conference. Ed P. Greer of Winfield and Warden Bruce Lynch ef the state penitentiary have de livered the Third district to Leland. Mr. Greer said: "Everybody is for Cy down in the Third." The Sixth district is represented by A. H. Ellis of Beloit and Judge W. B.Sutton of Russell, who is aiso a candidate for United Slates senator. The Seventh district is represented by Charley Lobdell, of Dighton: J. M. Simpson, of McPherson and Judge S. W. Vandivert, of Kinsley. Taking: Time by the Forelock. "How's the outlook?" said Senator Sorghum. "Very dark," replied his trusty fol lower. "Do you think we've got a chance to hold our own?" "Not a shadow of a chance." "Well," he answered, with a sigh, "find a reporter and give him an inter view about my being unable, in justice to myself, tt longer permit my duties as a public man to interfere with my private interests." Washington Star. Broken edge collars repaired by Peer less Steam Laundry, 112 and 114 W. 8th AN ISLAND STAR. Movement Toward the Admis sion of Hawaii Into the Union as the Forty Sixth State. MATTER COMES UP Today Through Congressman Spaulding's Resolution. The New State to Have One Con gressman to Start With. Washington, Jan. 8. The subject of the annexation of the Hawaiian islands was broached in the house today by Mr. Spalding (Rep, Mich.) in the form of a resolution. The resolution provided that the Sand wich islands be erected into a new state, to be called the state of Hawaii, with a Republican form of government, to be adopted by the people, through deputies in convention with the consent ul tne ex isting government. Conditions were imposed that ques tions of boundary or complications with other governments be transmitted to the president to be laid before con gress for its final action before Jan. 1. 1898; that all property pertaining to tue public defense bo ceded to the United States, but the state retain all uthr property, and the United States to be liable for none of its debts. The resolution proposes as an alterna tive that Hawaii may be admitted as a state by treaties between two govern ments, with one representative in con gress aud oropoBes an appropriation of $100,000 " for making the treaties. The resolution was read by unanimous consent and referred to the committee on foreign affairs. FRANCIS WILSON'S MAN. The Actor's Electrician Kills Hiumolf With a Revolver In Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Jan. 8. Joseph W. Fritze, aged 33 years electric ian for the F rancis vy nson company, which is piaying in this city" committed suicide while in bed at his boarding house this morning by shooting himself through the heart with a big army revolver. t ruze s home is in Kansas uity. una of his sisters is said to be the wife of Jamas Flood, the San Francitco million aire. . FIXING FREIGHT RATES. IraDl-lllMonrl FeihtAMOcitlon In SeiHton at E.naM City. Tdvsvs' Cttv Jan. 8 The regular meeting of the Trans-Missouri Freight association is in session at the Coa;es house with nearly all of the lines rep resented. It is "said that the repre sentatives of the Omaha market wiil trv tn Rfcnrfi the lonr talked of rate on live stock from Toxas points that is enjoyed Dy mis city, ana aiso ueieuu for that citv the present rate discrimina tion that is alleged to be in operation over the Union Pacific line, of which there has been much complaint from. the gram mercnants oi mis cuy. MRS. VAN'S WEDDING. Now it la Announced to Occur on January 88. Me lb to Mag. New York, Jan. 8. The Press this morning says: Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt told a reporter of the Press that the mar riage to O. H. P. Belmont will take place on January 28. On the following day she aud her hus band will sail for Europe on the steam ship Teutonic. On January 22 there will be a muscale in the home of Mrs. Vanderbilt, which will serve as a sort of farewell. Mrs. Vanderbilt has asked her personal friends and the friends of -Mr. Belmont to be present. Madame Melba, Madame Nordica and others will sing. Mr. Vanderbilt will remain iu New York until after the wedding. It is reported, that then he will become the husband of Miss Amy Bend, the daughter of George Bend. FOR THE BIG CONVENTION. Sub-Committee on Its Way to St. Louis to 3Ihe Frcpnrntioiu. New York, Jan. 8. Members of the sub-committee, appoiuted by the Repub lican national committee to supervise tha arrangements for the June convention, are on their way to St. Louis. A party of Republican leaders, including Joseph H. Manley of Maiue, William N. Crane of iVassachusetts, General James S. Clarksun of Iowa and ex-Senator Thomas C. Piatt left town together for Washing ton today. All but Mr. Piatt will go directly to Sr. Louis, LENDING ONE'S NAME To People aw a Means of Carrying on Baa loess Cause the Lender Trouble. A test case which means $1,000 to State Senator W. E. Sterne, was tried in the district court this morning. The actual amount involved in the present trial was only $50.30. People who sunk their money in the United States Savings bank which failed in 1891 want to recover from Mr. Sterne. He accepted $1,000 worth of stock in the concern and his name was used to bolster up the institution. He. acted as vice president, although he never bought the stock, which was simply transferred tem porarily by W. U. Knox to him. Judgment for $1,000 has already been secured in the district court in the case of Alberton vs Sterne. The plaintiff in the case of Cartwright vs Sterne, argued this morning, claims that Sterne has never paid for his $1,000 worth of stock, and that he still owes the bank that amount, or, in other words, the credit ors . The Atherton case has been appealed to the supreme court. If judgment is secured by Cartwright, other claims will be immediately prosecuted.