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TOPEKA STATE JOTJBNAJL, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 20,-1900.
TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL BY FRANK P. MAC LENNAN. VOLUME XXVII.. No. 44 Official Paper pf tlie City or Topea. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dnlly edition, delivered by carrier, lu cents a week to any part of lP'Kar suburbs, or at the same price In any Kan sas town where the paper has a came, pystem. ", a. By inail, one year K By mail, three months Sj Weekly edition, one year PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal Building, 8M ana 102 Kansas avenue, corner ol i.iemn. NKW YORK OFFICE. Temple Court Bids A. Frank Richardson. Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICE. Stock Exchange Bide. A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. LONDON OFFTCE. 12 Red Lion Court. Fleet Street. TELEPHONES. Business Office Be J Phone M7 Reporters' Room Bell 'Phone 577 The British are suspicious of their own victories. The Buffalo Express is convinced that, theoretically, the anti-trust con vention resolutions were all right. The number of Kentucky capitals has been slightly reduced but the legisla tures and governors still remain at the old figures. ' According to the figures furnished by Mr. Friek, Carnegie can establish a good sized library every day in the year and still have enough left out of his income to live on comfortably. If it could be arranged to permit Mr. McKinley and Mr. Bryan each to select his own running mate the national con ventions of the party might be dispens ed with. Doubtless Philadelphia would be satisfied with such an arrange ment. . Just as soon as the British found out what the Boers proposed to do with Cecil Rhodes they rushed to the res cue. If it had been announced that they would hang him Instead of hold him for ransom it might have, been dif ferent. It is burden enough on England to have. Rhodes on her hands without being: compelled to put up good money to get him out of soak. Government bonds bearing interest at the rate of two per cent per annum, yesterday reached the remarkable fig ure of $1.03 on the New York market. This is the highest point ever touched by these securities. They have stood at J1.02,2 for some months. It is only since the breaking out of the Spanish war that they got above par. The pas sage of the currency bill by the senate probably is responsible for the most re cent advance. The Financial and Commercial Chron icle has statistics of earnings from 10! railroad companies, operating about 100,000 miles of road, for the month of January, this year. According to these figures, there has been an Increase of 15 per cent in average gross earnings over last January, in spite of the fact that the grain movement this January was less by eighteen and a half million bushels than that of last year, and the further fact that the cotton carried this year was less by more than 100,000 bales than that carried last year. That "trade follows the flag" is shown by the December figures of the treasury bureau of statistics which show for the single month exports of considerably more than two million dollars to Cuba, and Imports valued at $1,355,000 from Cuba; to Porto Rico, exports valued at $312,000, against $183,000 In December, 1S9S; to the Hawaiian Islands, exports exceeding one million dollars in value, against $936,000 in December, 189S, and to the Philippine Islands, $379,000, against $10,000 in December, 189S. Tak ing the entire year and the five islands or groups of islands, Cuba, Porto Rico, and the Hawaiian, Philippine and Sa inoan Islands, the total for 1699 shows an increase of more than 100 per cent in exports to those islands over the year 1898, while the imports from them show an increase of nearly 50 per cent over those of 189S. Everything appears to come the way of the paper trust. The province of Quebec has discriminated against the other provinces of the Dominion by an order in council putting a stumpage tax on pulp wood, cut on crown lands, of $1.90 a cord with a rebate of $1.50 a cord in case the wood is manufactured into pulp in the province. Pulp wood c ut to be taken into the province of On tario or into the United States must pay the full stumpage tax of $1.90 a i-ord of 128 cubic feet. This heavy tax is ingeniously laid to avoid the form of an export duty. The tax must greatly embarrass American and other owners r f crown land timber. Other provinces are complaining, but are not likely to bring a change, as Ontario has passed an order in council prohibiting the ex port of pulp wood from crown lands on any terms. Canadian pulp wood is ac cordingly tied up securely. The only way to use Canadian wood from crown lands in the two provinces is to man ufacture it in those provinces. TARIFF ON HIDES. t-nder the caption "Paying eighteen dollars for five," the Boston Transcript calls attention to another phase of the tariff law which it is claimed is an injustice to both consumer and manu facturer with little compensation to tha government. The Transcript says: "If we estimate the production of shoes in this country for the last two and . one-half years at 375.uuO.000 pairs and the average cost of same advanced by tariff taxation five cents a pair we fcee that the people and the industry of leather and shoes, both capital and la bor, have been burdened at least $18 -i00,0(jo to raise the sum of $4,118 04S for the revenue of the government."' The ire the convincing words of Mr. Francis Batcheller of this city, in which he snowed, as has been done frequently during the past two years, that the hide tariff is a tax frorri which neither the government nor the people derive any benefit. The reasons for its pas sage are well known, and viewed in the light of party expediency, may have been Justifiable. But it would seem as though the debt that it was meant to cancel has been wiped out by this time, so that the appeal of the shoe manufac turers might now receive attention. Mr. Batcheller is president of the E. and A. H. Batcheller company, one of the best known shoe manufacturing concerns m the country, and his re marks and deductions may be accepted as representing the intelligent public spirit of the whole industry. The occa sion was the annual dinner of the New England Shoe and Leather association, held last evening, which, as the repre sentative body in this industry, put it self on record at the very outset as op posed to the measure. Manufacturers who are being exhorted through gov ernmental reports, to build up a for eign trade in footwear, ask, very nat urally, that as a preliminary to an ag gressive campaign on their part, the duty of 15 per cent upon their raw ma terial be removed so that they shall not be hampered by conditions that do not prevail among their competitors. They have listened of late to Consul Mon aghan's optimistic accounts of how the people of northern Europe are anxious to buy our shoes and have read as well the consular letters of trie same tenor sent from time to time from Canada, Australia and other countries, until a genuine enthusiasm has been awaken ed. This legitimate impulse to expansion must be repressed, however, because it is at war with the policy of a re strictive tariff upon the raw material, for which politics and not business is alone responsible. That "we have in creased our exports in shoes is nothing to the point. This has been accomplish ed in spite of the tax, but the German makers are now fast duplicating our styles and workmanship, and American manufacturers realize that very soon small fractions in cost will decide the day for them. The 15 per cent now im posed upon hides, if not promptly re pealed, will suffice to turn aside the new current of prosperity from foreign markets for our products. GLOBE SIGHTS From the Atchison Globe. Nearly every loafer is imposing on an industrious woman. There is no fun in playing cards for fun, and it is dangerous to bet. Every girl of sixteen believes that she can keep off the wrinkles by pure strength of mind. When it comes to putting the neigh bors "on" to bargains on sale, every woman is a missionary. .. No girl weighing over a hundred pounds should wear a rainy day skirt that stops at her shoe tops. Everybody regards fortune telling as rot, but a woman with a deck of cards never fails to get an audience. People are always talking of the high prices charged by plumbers. But who ever knew a rich plumber? Parents, be patient with your chil dren who talk about the duties ot parents. In a few years they will be married, and will talk about the duties of children. Mrs. Lysander John Appleton's mem bership in three or four card clubs is not a bad thing, for the reason that just before her clubs meet with her, her home gets a good cleaning, which otherwise It might not receive. BACHELOR BUTTONS. From the New York Press. Every woman that ever owned a canary bird believed In her heart that animals go to heaven. A clever man always likes to sit next to a clever woman at dinner, because a clever woman never expects a man to be. When a man takes off his hat in the elevator when there is a strange wo man in it, it is courtesy; when his wife is with him, it is habit. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. A polished hat doesn't go well with a shiny coat. Poets are born and on rare occasions one is paid. The grinding trust is truly a grinding wheel monopuly. No one ever heard a married man coax his wife to sing for him. . Pay a woman a compliment and she will try to collect a few more. The first time a man puts on a pair of skates he doesn't cut much ice. It matters little what a man thinks just so he doesn't think it aloud. A man is a hopeless fool who is fooled twice by the same woman In the same way. The fire of genius is frequently ex tinguished by having cold water poured on it. No matter how homely a man may be he thinks there is something attrac tive about him. It is said that a king can do no wrong. The saying probably originated with a. man who held four aces. Sometimes a skeptical man .buys a lottery ticket just to prove that the unexpected does not always happen. A woman's idea of a perfectly lovely bonnet is one that doesn't look as though it would hang together more than six weeks. When a married man tries to flirt with a widow, all the other women in town make it their business to drop In and sympathize with his wife. DEPEW HAS NO INFLUENCE Cannot Get a Government Place For Brave " Bill " Anthony's "Widow. Washington, Feb. 20. "I .seem to have but little influence in the matter of se curing government positions. For more than three weeks I've been trying to get a place for Mrs. 'Bill' Anthony, wife of the hero of the Maine disaster, but as yet I have not succeeded." Senator Depew said this today to a man who asked his aid in getting a place in the government printing office. The applicant was tall, thin-faced and emaciated looking. He wore shabbv clothes and had a four or five days' growth of beard. "Senator, I want your indorsement,' he said. "If you sign this paper for me I am sure to get a job. I'm a com positor by trade and I want a place in the government printing office." The senator looked at the stranger, asked some questions, and then signed! "Working Night and Day. The busiest and mightiest little thine as made is Dr. King's New Life PiUs. These pills change weakness into strength, listlessness into energy Drain fag into mental power. They're wonderful In building up the health. Only iferibJ- SnM at Waggoners drug store, iSl Kansas avenue. A GREATSCANDAL Rumor Involves Politicians ot Both Parties. Affairs of the Third Avenue Road In Gotham IN DEPLORABLE STATE. Chargeable Alike to Republicans and Democrats. Money Loaned at Enormous Rates of Interest. New York, Feb. 20. One of the great est political scandals since the days of Tweed Is believed by many to lurk in the financial affairs of the Third avenue railroad. Politicians, it is said, iave for years fed upon this traction prop-, erty until now is may require five years of careful financiering to straighten it out. It is said on high authority that the books of the com pany revealed such a state of finan cial disorder to Kuhn, Loeb & Co., the head of the syndicate that was formed to fund the enormous floating debt, that they were willing to assume the task only on the agreement that divi dends should be suspended for five years. It is said, that the politicians of both parties who have had their hands in the coffers of the company for so long, refused to withdraw them for that length of time, and the syndicate re fused to act. The politicians concerned in the em barrassment of the railroad include, it is said, some of the most prominent men in both the Democratic and Re publican parties, and even the Judicial ermine has been a mantle for this po litical pilfering. The Manhattan 'L" road, it is said, found that it could lend its money to the company at such remunerative rates that it purposely delayed the completion of its electrical contracts for months. It is said to have made these loans as high as 12 per cent. It is said that the association of "in siders" which has mulcted the com pany is composed of 65 per cent, of "prominent stockholders" of the con cern and 35 per cent, of Republican and Tammany politicians. The principal secured creditors of the company are: The Mutual Life company. The National City bank. jj The Central Trust company. j The National Union bank. The Mercantle Trust company. The Old Colony Trust company of Boston. These financial institutions hold notes of the company aggregating $17,000,000. The total floating debt of the concern agregates $30,000,000. Some of the sal aries of its officers were several months ago over six months in arrears. The National City bank officials today held a conference with representatives of the Mutual Life and other leading creditors, and as a result late this af ternoon a protective committee was formed, consisting of the following: Frederic P. Olcott, president of the Central Trust company. Louis Fitzgerald, president of the Mercantile Trust company. T. Jefferson Coolidge, Jr., president of the Old Colony Trust company of Bos ton This committee will tomorrow morn ing notify other creditors to meet them for the purpose of taking steps to pro tect their mutual interests. Kuhn, Loeb & Co. today declined to make any statement concerning the Third avenue railroad. Edward Lauterbach said there .was nothing to be given out. TEN HOURS ON ICE FLOE. Perilous Trip on the Hudson by Fac tory Employes. New York, Feb. 20. Two men afloat on an ice floe made the trip from Yon kers to New York yesterday and were rescued off the Fort Lee ferry. From half past seven o'clock in the morning until half past five in the evening they sat in an open skiff, which had been nipped between two big ice cakes and hoisted upon one of them by the action of the tide. All the way from Yonkers they were seen at intervals by persons on shore, who made futile attempts at rescue. The Hudson was so full of ice that nothing short of some stout craft like a blunt-bowed ferryboat could have reached them. Charles Jones and "Walter Leggett, who are employed by Leider Bros, in their tallow factory across the river from Yonkers, are the men who had this adventure. They rowed across the river early Sunday evening with a load of material for the factory. At that time the river was comparatively free of ice and the drift was not dangerous. They delivered their load and shipped two barrels of tallaw, which they were to take back to Yonkers. While they were ashore the floating ice increase so much that they concluded it was dangerous to attempt a return trip in the skiff. They had had nothing to eat and neither had an overcoat. They slept in a shed on the west shore until half past seven o'clock in the morning and then thought that the condition of the river would permit crossing. Once in the middle of the river they discov ered that the ice floes there were grow ing larger and larger, and almost before they knew it they were headed down stream. Ten hours later they were picked up by a ferryboat off Fort Lee. RAIL PLANT FOR MEXICO. Four Thousand Men to Be Employed by an American Syndicate. Monterey, Mex., Feb. 20. An Ameri can syndicate with a capital of $10,000, 000 will immediately begin the con struction of a great steel plant in this city. The ground for the mammoth concern has been purchased. An abundance of high grade iron ore and coal are within easy shipping dis tance of Monterey. The plant will make a specialty of manufacturing steel rails, and will be the first in dustry of the kind to be established in Mexico. It will give employment to about 4.000 men when all the depart ments are in operation. Several Amer ican capitalists of Monterey are heavy stockholders in the enterprise. Ten Delinquent Counties. The Kansas counties are delinquent in paying to the state treasurer their proportion of the state tax usually designated as the first half of the tax for the year. State Treasurer Grimes has sent letters to the county officers requesting them to use diligence in an effort to adjust the accounts at an early date, . - - OTIS' LOSSES. Casualties Resulting From Various Causes in Luzon. Washington, Feb. 20. Gen. Otis to day cabled the war department the fol lowing list of casualties: Manila, Feb. 19. Deaths: Malarial fever, January 2d, Arlington Mayse, H, ?2d infantry; Februay 10, Willis Mc Martin, corporal, G 45th infantry; 12th, Azariah H. Harron, K, 38th infantry; drowned, January 15, Albert Jay L. Perry, A, 32d infantry, bathing in Rio Grande, Florida Blanco; 14th, John Magnuson,, band, 34th infantry, bath ing, Rio Grande, Cabanatuuan, Luzon; 15th, Joseph F. Carnes, F, 34th infan try, Rio Agno, near San Nicholas, ac cidental; February 9, Daniel P. Jen kins, M, 22d infantry, gunshot; January 28th, Wm. Oawford, corporal. K, 25th infantry, Angeles, Luzon, fell on dag ger worn by him; gunshot in action, January 27, Amos O'Neil, F. 39th infan try; heat prostration, February , Frederick Hegwain, H. 27th infantry; pneumonia, 11th, John P. Hill, C, 29th; variola, 5th. Porter McGuyor, D, 44th infantry-; 12th. Cyrus E. Brittain, A, 3fith infantry; dysentery, 14th, An drew Anderson, H, 35th infantry; Case Nessel, C, f4th cavalry; typhoid fever, 16th, Clarence Van Boerger, corporal, B, 37th infantry. PROBING FOR FACTS. Investigation of Wardner Riot ing Is Commenced. Washington, Feb. 20. The hearing of witnesses in the investigation of alleged improper action by the United States military officers at Wardner, Idaho, be gan today before the house committee on military affairs. The room was crowded and among those present were Brigadier General Merriam and Gov ernor Steunenberg of Idaho. Before be ginning the committee adopted a form of procedure offered by Mr. Hay of Virginia that the witnesses for the complainants be first heard with oppor tunities for response from the other side. The first witness, A. A. Frazer, a lawyer of Shoshone county, where the trouble occurred, testified that the civil courts were doing business at the time when martial law is said to have been in operation. Representative Lentz, who conducted the inquiry explained that this was a groundwork for judging the need of martial law. Fred C. Robertson, a lawyer of Spo kane, told of visits to the scene of the riots, including what he termed the "bull pen" and gave a detailed descrip tion of the mines where the trouble oc curred. He explained the friction grow ing out of the employment of non-union miners by the Bunker Hill mine, the gathering of 1,000 miners on April 29 and the destruction caused by the dyn amiting of the Bunker Hill plant. Gov ernor Steunenberg proclaimed that a state of insurrection existed and sever al men were arrested and put into the "bull pen." Mr. Robertson applied for writs of habeas corpus for the ar rested men, but the courts held that they would not interfere with the ac tion of the governor which in effect the witness said was a suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. Mr. Robertson was continuing his re cital when the committee adjourned un til tomorrow. DEMOCRATS TO TAKE IT UP Platform to Favor Election of Sena tors by Popular Vote. Chicago, Feb. 20. A special to the Post from Washington says: Election of United States senators by direct vote of the people by constitu tional amendment will be one of the planks in the platform of the Democra tic party according to Chairman Jones of the Democratic national committee. "I have no doubt that the election con tests and the commentaries on the present system of electing senators which have recently been offered have aroused the people to demand a change in the method." Senator Jones said. "I am quite confident that the Democratic platform will caj-ry such a resolution. The resolution prescribes the methods by which this change can be obtained." WANTS MORE POWER. Interstate Commerce Commissioners Appears Before Senate Committee. New York, Feb. 20. The senate com mittee on interstate commerce today heard Commissioners Prouty and Clem ents of the interstate commerce com mission in favor of the bill to give the commission power in the matter of rail road rates. The principal argument was made by Mr. Prouty. He said that the commission was now powerless. An order of the commission could be block ed and even if approved by the courts, it would take three years to enforce it through all the courts. The order of the commission should be effective at once to accomplish anything. He was ques tioned at some length by different mem bers of the committee. In the course of his statement he said that grain was being carried from Chicago east at less than the published rates. The commit sion wanted power to adjust rates when complaints were made and found valid and also authority to examine the books of the railroad companies. Notice, Kansas Prospecting Mining Exchange, The anual meeting of the Board of Directors and Stockholders of "The Kansas Prospecting and Mining Ex change," will be held at the office of Waters & Waters, suite 39, Columbian building. City of Topeka, Shawnee coun ty. State of Kansas, on Saturday. Feb ruary 24, 1900, at 3 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of reorganizing the company, amending the charter, election of offi cers and transacting such other busi ness as may come before the meeting. AH parties interested and directors and stockholders are requested to be promptly on hand. WM. IRVING, President. T. J. HAYES, Vice President and Director. PATRICK H. CONEY, T. W. THOMPSON, Directors. Don't risk the little one's life: croup is a dangerous disease. Mrs. H. Gregg, Dun dee. Kans., says: "My little daughter had been troubled with croup since she was three months old; Beses' Cherry Cough Syrup cured her." Children like it. Guar anteed. R. W. Squires, pharmacist, 732 Kansas avenue. Mrs. J. C. Going Sick. Mrs. J. C. Going, wife of the Topeka grain merchant, was operated on at the Stormont hospital this morning. The op eration was of a serious nature, and Mn. Going will probably not be out of danger for several days. Scald head is an eczema of the scalp very severe sometimes, but it can be cured. Doan's Ointment, quick and per manent in its results. At any drug store, 50 cents. CLARK'S HABIT. Montana Senator Destroys Old Checks Every Six Months. Washington, Feb. 20. When the sen ate committee on elections resumed its sittings today the cross-examination of Senator Clark was continued by Mr. Campbell. The first inquiry related to the memorandum of expenses supplied yesterday by the senator. He Baid he had prepared this statement from the books of his bank. He had not only de stroyed his checks, but also the check stubs but was confident that the show ing; made was correct. He had de stroyed the checks in this instance as he was in the habit of doing; about ev ery six months. In reply to questions, Mr. Clark said so fax as he knew the committee acting in his behalf in the campaign had not filed any statement of expenditures as required by the Montana election law. He had made none. He had not consid ered himself a candidate when the members of the legislature were elect ed. Money supplied by him later was for the purpose of paying expenses al ready incurred and not as a senatorial candidate. "Where did your son get the $20,000 he paid during the session of the legis lature?" , . "I presume he checked on his own account, but I don't know." "What explanation did Mr. Wellcome make when he made his demand upon you for $15,000?" "He said as well as I remember that he had drawn upon his own account. He will however, be able to tell you about that. I required no detailed statement from him, feeling confident the expenditure was made in a legiti mate way." Asked about the reports that his son had bought a large amount of property from State Senator Warren, Mr. Clark said he had made no inquiry of him, because he was thoroughly convinced that the reports were untrue. I asked neither him nor Wellcome, nor Bick tord nor Davidson nor Steele, nor any of these men in regard to any of the reports of bribery, because I was sure they were absolutely false, he said. "The charges were made by men in whom I had no confidence and they went in one ear and out of the other." His son was, he said, in the habit of conducting his own business affairs without consulting him, and as for the charges of bribery in connection with the transaction he did not believe them, hence he had made no inquiry and did not know that the $7,000 paid for this property had come out of any of the money furnished by him in connection with the campaign. Referring to one of Mr. Eeters let ters concerning Representative Wroods, Mr. Clark said he understood Mr. Woods was a good natured man, and liable to be influenced by those who saw him first. He did not believe he was seeking or would take a bribe. He believed, however, that Dr. Ector him self was intimating that he wanted pecuniary remuneration for himself. He said, however, that he had merely glanced the letter over and passed it to Mr. Bickford. This latter remark aroused the interest of Senator Hoar, who asked a number of questions show ing incredulity in the matter, but Mr. Clark insisted that he did not know Mr. Ecter and that he had given little at tention to the letter, notwithstanding it related to a vote of a member of the legislature. Mr. Campbell asked Mr. Clark about the purchase of ex-Senator Powers' stock in the Fergus County bank in which State Senator Hobson is a mem ber . Mr. Clark said he had understood after his election as senator that Senator Poff(-r wa-s incensed at Hobson for vot ing for him (Clark), and has told II"b son that he must find a purchaser f r his (Powers) stock of which he owned 4H0 shares. The senator said he had investi gated the matter, finding that the stock to be divideod paying ahd had told Mr. Power that he would take it. provided it was offered at par. This offer was made later, after he had gone to Europe and Mr. Johnson, cashier of Clark Bros, bank had consummated the trade, paying ?46,u00 for the stock on his account. Mr. Clark also testified concerning the loan of $250,0"O made by him to the Ross Dyer Mercantile company, but said so far as he knew this tirm had no connec tion with State Senator Hanna. At this juncture Mr. Campbell asked Mr. Clark to submit his account books showing his expenditures since the beginning of the campaign in Montana. Mr. Faulkner ob FORTIETH EDITION. THE STORY OF A COUNTRY TOWN By E. W. HOWE, Editor of the Atchison Globe, writer of the "Globe Sights," founder of the "Don't Worry Club," author ot the "Lay Sermons" to be first Sublished in The Topeka. State ournal during March. CHAS. DUDLEY WARNER; " The book is one of the small num ber of genuine American books." W. D. HOWELLS, In Century: "A fiction which is of the kind most characteristic of our time, and which no student of our time hereafter can safely ignore." SATURDAY REVIEW t "A remarkable book; in all respects one of the most remarkable of Amer ican books." MARK TWAIN: " When I read passages from it, Geo. W. Cable shouted, ' Superb ! " I like the 4 Country Town ' so much that I am glad of an opportunity to say so." EDINBURQ REVIEW: " Western civilization in back coun try districts has been well drawn by Edward Eggleston, but with greater intensity and reserved powta: by B. W. Howe in ' The Story of a Country Town.' " In Paper Cover, OfTn AT KELUM'S, 0u Postage 8 cents extra. Cloth bound, post paid, f 1.35. J There will be n6 advance in price for The State Journal during March. The paper will be sent postpaid for that month to any ad dress in the United States for the regular mail rate of 30 cents. jected. He said Mr. Clark had made a showing of all his political expense and that he was not bound to expose his per sonal and business expenditures. The question was raised in connection with a correction made by' Mr. Clark of his testimony of yesterday concerning the date of his presentation of $5,000 to Rep resentative Day. He said that instead or i doing this on February 1, he had done it I on March 1. The prosecution contended that if one mistake had been made others " were likely to have been. ! Mr. Campbell said that all the opposi- ' tion asked was that the committee or some one appointed by the committee should have the opportunity of examining the books. The prosecution had no desire to pry into his private accounts or be ; present at the examination. No decision ' was reached and Mr. Clark was excused to permit Mr. Frank Corbett to be heard concerning incidents growing out of hla j visit to Helena on a special tratn in con nection with C. W. Clark and Mr. Whit more on August 5 last. TO BUILD RAILROADS. Steel and Wire Trust to Extend Its Field of Operations. New York, Feb. 20. At the annual meeting of the American Steel & Wire company in Jersey City today Alfred Clifford was elected a director for one year in place of F. B. Voorhees and the following were elected directors to serve five years: Thomas Dolan, G. B. Ward, James Hopkins, J. A- Drake and Charles Boynton. The stockholders unanimously voted to adopt the proppsed amendment to the articles which permits the com pany to build and operate railroads and to enlarge its power of operation in other directions. An amendment was also adopted authorizing the cancella tion of part of the preferred stock. COLD WAYE LATE. It Is Expected to Arrive Sometime Tonight. The colder weather and snow that was predicted yesterday has so far failed to arrive but the time has been extended and the change is due here tonight. The froecast reads "rain or snow to night. Wednesday generally fair. Cold er southeast portion. High northwest winds." Since yesterday a low barome ter has appeared in Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas. There is an other low in Arizona and a high Just north of the Canadian line. The extreme cold weather in the north has modera ted to about zero. The maximum tem perature today up to 11 o'clock was 41 and the minimum 33. The wind south east making 5 miles an hour. 3,400 Buttermakers Sleet. Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 20. With the ar rival today of the Kansas, Iowa and Minnesota buttermakers, all the large delegations expected for the week's convention are accounted for. Secre tary Sudendorf said a fair estimate of the attendance would be 3,400. The general sessions will be held in the aud itorium almost continuously until Fri day night. Milwaukee and Kansas City are making the most stirring contests for next year's meeting. The convention opened at 2 o'clock. - Destructive Blaze at Decatur, Ala. Decatur, Ala., Feb. 20. Fire today destroyed the greater portion of one of the main business blocks, causing a loss of $100,000. Insurance about $50,000. Six buildings, all brick, were burned, together with their contents. The heav iest losers are. English & Day, whole sale and retail grocers; Collier & Son, hardware; W. J. Nesbitt & Co., china and glassware; J. W. Bailey, groceries; Kinney Bros., hardware, and F. H. Howard, saloon. Writ of Habeas Corpus. New York. Feb. 20. Judge Thomas, of the United States district court of Brook lyn today signed a writ of habeas corpus directing Sheriff Walton of Kings county to produce before him tomorrow, Wm. F. Miller of Franklyn syndicate fame, to an swer questions to enable attorneys an pearing for numerous petitioners in bank ruptcy, all former depositors, with the syndicate, to prepare comprehensive and complete schedules of their respective claims against the concern. Associated Press Wins One. Chicago, Feb. 20. Judge Seaman in the United States district court today issued an order denying the injunction prayed for by the Chicago Tribune against the Associated Press. This grew out of an alleged infringement of copy right. Gompers Returns From Cuba. New York, Feb. 20. Among the pas sengers who arrived today on the steamer Mexico from Havana, was Samuel uompers, president of the Am erican Federation of Labor. $40,000 For Oberlin. Oberlin, O., Feb. 20. President Barrows today announced a gift of $40,0:) for Ober lin college from the V-state of Wm. E. Os born of Pittsburg, who died in Florida a few weeks ago, for the endowment of the president's chair. Another Brick Company. Coffeyville is to have another brick industry. The state charter board to day granted a charter to the McAllis ter Vitrified Brick and Power company of that city, incorporated with a cap ital of $24,000. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Miss Louise McLaughlin, who has for several months been ill at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. L. Penney, . in Hutchinson, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock. The funeral services will be held at Hutchinson at 10 a. m. Wed nesday, February 21. The body will be brought to Topeka for burial. Miss McLaughlin was a sister of Mrs. Emma Evarts of this city, and has many friends and relatives here. Further an nouncement will be made as to the time of the services here. LOCAL MENTION. Harry Jones and Frank Stines were ar rested this morning for running a joint. P. I. Bonebrake will be a candidate for member of the school board from the Fourth ward. He was once president of the board of education. Oakland Council No. 33 Sons and Daugh ters of Justice held an oyster supper at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. 11. Na Kle last night. The evening was spent in vocal, instrumental and cornet solos and recitations, after which supper was served. Two long tables were spread. 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