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Senator Hill Says the Women
of Washington
With Their Society. Dissipation
and Tomfoolery
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
"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."
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Another U port That He Has
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
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.
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
-'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.
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.
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.
Ex-Gov. Osborn Practically Re
tires if Capt. Johnson
Wants to Run for Delegate-at-Large.
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
"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."
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
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
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,
Additional Hiram Harding, Neosho
Renewal and increase Wm. Millirons,
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,
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
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.
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
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
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.
It Courses Through the Veins of
Germany and England.
Two Great Nations Glaring at
Each Other Today.
Emperor William's Interference
in. the Transvaal,
Uncle Sam's Interference in the
Venezuelan Affair
Throws Great Britain Into
Spasms of Anger.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
"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
Movement Toward the Admis
sion of Hawaii
Into the Union as the Forty
Sixth State.
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
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.
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. .
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.
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
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,
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.

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