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OBW IV WEHBLE, FnblUha MEADE, . KANSAS KANSAS ITEMS OF INTEREST. Admiral George Dewey has inherited and now owns a house in Topeka. Hugh Day, of Smith county, was killed by his mother-in-law, over a family difficulty. Independence and Coffeyville are rivals, and they sometimes show their teeth at each other. Mr. T. Vineyard, a prominent citizen of Wellington, aged 73, is dead from dropsy of the heart. Ex-Lieutenant Governor A. J. Felt leaves Kansas to make his home with his son in Oklahoma. During' the late snow storms a cen tral Branch train was 17 hours getting over 43 miles of track. State Auditor Cole has refused the appointment tendered to him of war den of the penitentiary. The Santa Fe is making preparations to make improvements on its line be tween Ottawa and Olathe. Fort Scott is named for the annual convention of the Kansas Christian En deavor Union on May 21-23. Two shot firers were killed in a coal mine at Weir City. The timbers of the shaft were torn to pieces. The railroad bill of this session is the first one that ever passed the sen ate w ithout an opposing vote. Ttev. J. W. Vanderlip, of Ransom, Kansas, was among the injured in the wrecked train at Millersburg, Indiana. Terry Simpson is opening a branch in Wichita of the commission company of Kansas City which he is a member of. The employes of the house of repre sentatives have given Chief Clerk Lob dell a S00 set of silver knives, forks and spoons. Nearly 3,000 hogs were received at the Wichita stock yards on February and 2,440 of them went over the scales. Another good wheat crop will turn all the slurring talk about Kansas now appearing in Eastern papers, to the old Btyle. Chas. J. Webb, the grand master of the Masonic grand lodge, has been pre sented with a magnificent grand mas ter's jewel. Walter Dunlap, of Bonner Springs, was silly enough to quarrel with his wife and fool enough to blow out his brains latter. State Treasurer Frank Grimes has gone to Washington to get pointers on his future work as private secretary to Senator Burton. Clyde Miller, of Osage City, sncceeds Henry J. Allen as private secretary to Governor Stanley. He graduated from Kansas University. In the fifth annual oratorical con test at Midland college, at Stirling, Martin H. Dirks took first place and Oscar Woods second. C. D. Metcalf, a millwright, was caught by a shaft in a mill at Coffey ville and was terribly mangled. His death was instantaneous. Kansas University will probably use the S'20,000 received from the govern ment on the old Free State hotel claim, for a gymnasium and armory. - Governor Stanley stood firmly by his declaration that he would not sign any local bills passed after February 15, but most of those so passed have be come laws by reason of his holding them beyond the constitutional limit. A horse and mule buyer, direct from South Africa, with veterinarians with him has reached Kansas City after more Kansas horses and mules. Somebody suggests the profit there might be realized by shipping train loads of Kansas soil to New England and selling it by the pound as a fertili zer. Iola has lost one of its 818,000 school buildings by fire; the one which was built in 1898. It was of pressed brick and was fitted with all modern con veniences. Mrs. Nation finally consented to give a bond and two citizens of Topeka signed it. She left immediately for Peoria, Ills., where she had engaged to edit a paper for a few days: there at whisky production's great center. Colonel W. F. Cloud, who served in three wars, the last being with the Second Kansas in the civil war, is 70 years old, and as active as a boy, walks at the rate of five miles an hour, goes up stairs two steps at a time and never knows what it is to be sick. He was recently given a pension of 825 a month. At J. W. Logan's sale, in Franklin county, steer calves brought S20, year ling steers S31, cows 825 to 840. Out of a sale of 81,000 it was all cash but $120. Dr. Welcome W. Smith, aged 85, died at Peabody February 22. He had lived in Peabody about 20 years, ne is said to have been the oldest Odd Fellow in Kansas. Mrs. Nation wrote to Judge Hazen, "I want you to quit this fooling and let roe out of here." She threatens to sue for damages in being unlawfully held in jail. - Rev. William Dring, a returned mis sionary from Assam, has given to the museum of -Ottawa University some valuable specimens among which are a sword, a set of deer's horns and the skin of a royal Bengal tiger. The total appropriations made by the legislature at this term will aggregate something like 84,500,000, which is . nearly 81,000,000 larger than ever be- fore. This is accounted for by the amounts given for new buildings and to pay deficits which have been accumula ting for several years. The Santa Fe ia constructing a large vat in Topeka for pickling ties. There are two other of these vats in use by the Santa Fe; one in Texas and one in New Mexico. A secret chemical solu tion is used which has proven a -success. - It was reported on the wires en Feb ruary 24, that Captain ?ohn Schilling of Hiawatha, was dying. He has lived in Brown county since before the civil ud has since been prominent ia 6tate affairs. : . - .. - .- Sallna is to have a wholesale drug tore. Anti-cigarette legislation failed in the legislature. Toronto is using natural gas for lighting the town. A priest in Rush county has a collec tion of 8,000 stamps. Governor Stanley promptly signed the liquor nuisance bill. More than 120 bills were sent to the governor in one day last week. Every masked ball in Kansas now has one or more Mrs. Nations. Mrs. Nation's trial in the district court in Wichita is set for March 8. The total appropriation for the state normal this year amounts to 8159,000. Bank Commissioner Albaugh has chose Saml Moore, of Lawrence as his deputy. The Mulvane state bank has three times as great deposits as on January 1, 1900. The women of Osage City are raising money to spend on the three public parks there. Wallace county stock growers have a standing reward offered for the capture of stock thieves. - - A five day's fair held by Concordia Catholics made a net gain averaging 8360 for every day. Corn that has been stored in Smith Center for five years has just been sold at 36 cents a bushel. The Salina Union says that the city of Salina collected $6,500 from joint keepers in a month's time. The receipts of the Wichita postoffiee for February, 1901, were 25 per cent greater than for February 1900. The Eureka fire department enjoyed a banquet so well that it took a fire alarm at 2:30 a. m. to adjourn the af fair. Upon her return from Peoria to To peka, Mrs Nation went directly to the county jail and delivered herself to the sheriff. Her bond was cancelled. A gang of train robbers walked into a trap at Riley, and Frank Wharton, their supposed leader, was captured and taken to the jail at Manhattan. George W. Tinclier has cut 20,000 posts from his catalpa grove two and one-half miles west of Wilsey and ex pects to cut from 12.000 to 15,000 next season. The injuries received by Postmaster Guthrie of Topeka, prove to be serious His fall from a street car dislocated his shoulder, burst an artery in his shoul der and split a piece of bone off his shoulder blade. According to a census completed in Kansas 46 years ago in February the territory had a population of 8,501, of which 2,905 were voters. There were 403 persons of foreign birth, 151 free negroes and 192 slaves. Captain William Crozier, who has been appointed to a professorship at West Point military academy, entered West Point from Kansas and his home has always been in Kansas. He is the inventor of the disappearing gun car riage. English parties owned 2,058 acres of land in Sedgwick county and sold it recently to a firm in Wyoming, who have sold it to a Newton real estate firm for 827,000. Tney bought it on a speculation and are selling it out in single quarter sections. . J. Clark Baldwin, who was employed in a job printing office in - Wichita, committed suicide, leaving as a reason his ill health and the fear of becoming insane. lie left directions for the pay ment of certain bills and that his es tate, most of which he had but recently come into possession of, should go to his sister, who is a professional nurse and is living at Lamed. Represantative Epperson, of Scott, has smallpox, and Representative Claw son, of Cherokee, went home because his family has smallpox. Orlando C. Troxel, the son of a Dick inson county farmer, has just gradua ted from West Point and has beeu as signed to an infantry regiment in the Philippines. Elijah Collins, of Highland station, is dead at the age of 86. He was a charter member, of the first Masonic lodge in Kansas. He had lived in Kan sas 40 years. Both branches of the legislature took a half hour off just before the noon ad journment and held a jollification over Kansas getting first place at the St. Paul Butter Makers' meeting. The SI 50 banner won there, was brought by the Kansas delegation direct to To peka. Among the barrels which had their heads knocked in by the women of Goffs were several barrels of pickles. It is not yet settled which will cost the ladies the most per barrel, whisky or pickles. A Westmoreland man in one day traded an 80 acre farm for town prop erty; sold that to a farmer and rented the latter's farm. Before night he had rented his own town home, and had sold 25 cattle. Hustler? Oh! yes, con sidering that it was a short winter 'day A Wichita wholesale hardware com pany has ordered a million pounds of nails to be delivered during the next sixty days. The firm expects their orders for nails will exhaust the entire invoice by the time the sixty days expires.- Dick Walker is reported as saying that now that Bill Hackney has gone back to Winfield he will go back there too. Mr. and Mrs. George Kretsinger, who have lived in the vicinity of Wellsville since 1857, have celebrated their golden wedding. It is not remarkable, only a symptom of mental weakness, that Judge Hazen receives abusive and threatening let ters. The fools who write such letters are dangerous in the proportion of one to the million. There was a sheriff's sale in Smith county last week. What is notable in the fact is that it is the first one in the county for over a year. . The county health physician of Nor ton county says there are more than 75 light cases of smallpox in, the coun ty. One fatal case is reported at Al mens. - " " Judge Flannely, the new judge of the Fourteenth district was a Topekan as a young man.' He is '33 years old and was a member of the legislature of 1899. - ' ; : '- :: : KANSAS LEGISLATURE. I e a The bill has passed both houses which requires county commissioners to appropriate 8100 to assist in conduct ing normal institutes. Among the many bills passed in the closing hours of the session was the bill sustaining the contract made with the people of Lansing when they deed ed their lands to the state for the use of a penitentiary, that they should get their coal supply of the state at about what it cost The bill to authorize the state board of assessors to assess the property of telegraph and telephone companies is passed. The county attorney inquisition bill was somewhat modified and passed. It is thought to have been shorn of the weaknesses of the old law. The doctors got through their bill for a board of examiners at last. The law permitting the establish ment of mutual live-stock insurance companies was repealed. The house finally killed the appro priation for the Pan-American exposi tion at Buffalo. Money was voted for all the private hospitals in the stated The bill was passed giving cities of the first, second and third classes the right to grant franchises to light, water and power companies. The bill championed by Mr. Breiden thal relating to the organization and control of trust companies was passed. The biennial election bill has been signed by the governor. The bill to allow old soldiers at the soldiers' home to vote passed the sen ate. Both houses : have passed and the governor has signed the act which makes a prize tight -a misdemeanor, with a jail penalty limited to one year. A proposition to submit to the voters at the 1902 election an increase of the pay of members of the legislature has been adopted in both houses. It pro poses to pay members 8500 for attend ing the regular session and 85 a day for a special session, together with ac tual traveling expenses in lieu of mile age. Regular sessions are not limited as to the length, but the constitution limits a special session to 30 days. The senate judiciary Committee ap proves the bill giving counties the right to lease lands held by tax title. The senate defeated a second time the bill to permit the school fund board to compromise bonds of western coun ties. The legislative apportionment was sent to the governor. The legislature made the QuindarO negro school a present of 822,000. The house having cut out the addi tions to salaries of state house clerks, and for a number of other officials, from the executive and judicial appropria tions as passed by the house, the senate put back their former figures and sent the bill back to the house. The legislature has passed a bill making train robbing punishable by imprisonment, the limics being for life and for ten years, The special legislative apportion ment bill making the legislative and commissioner districts the same in Sedgwick county is passed. The bill relieving counties from pay ing uncollected state taxes to the state is passed. By a bill whicli has passed the Bcloit Industrial School for girls can purchase OS acres of land which it now leases. The senate, after ordering 81,000 worth of calendar holders, reconsidered the action. The house ways and means commit tee decided to adversely report the ap propriation for the Kansas semi-centennial exposition. The committee recommends 820,000 for a Kansas ex hibition at Buffalo and 560,000 for one at St. Louis. The house passed the legislative ap portionment bill. The anti-fusion election bill has passed the house and gone to the governor. The bill giving women the right to vote for president died on the calendar. The same fate was met by the resolu tion of sympathy with and encourage ment to the Boers. The bill which gives a county the right to acquire absolute title to prop erty bid in at tax sale for three succes sive years, is passed by both houses. Senator Smith's anti-hobo bill -has gone to the governor. It gives train men authority to arrest trespassers on trains. The Kansas agricultural appropria tions, as passed, includes 810,000 for a herd of thoroughbred stock. The Parsons asylum appropriation was extended for two years by the ac tion of both houses. All of Governor Stanley's appoint ments up to date were confirmed by the senate. The senate threw away the whole batch of bills relating to county offi cers' fees and passed a bill relieving sheriffs, district clerks county clerks, treasurers, and probate judges. The house killed the bill to prohibit persons from stealing rides on railroad trains. The house passed the railroad bill with nearly a unanimous vote, the same as the senate had done. The double header railroad bill was defeated. The cattlemen had four bills passed by the senate giving the Live Stock Sanitary commission more authority; providing for inspection, of brands of cattle before shipping; preventing double taxation on cattle; permitting -gates to be placed across roads inside their pastures. The house passed the Grattan text book bill and the senate will consider all the bills of that sort at one time under a special order. Bills were reported adversely to the house: to establish a minimum rate for f ratt-rnal life insurance; to keep light ning rod agents out of Kansas; to give second and third class cities the right to vote for ownership of waterworks; for taxing franchises; to stop hiring convicts to manufacturers; to create a state fish hatchery. The senate passed the bill providing for ventilation of mines. The house has passed the railroad bill and sent it to. the governor. The bill establishes a board of railroad eommissioners with power to fix and enforce rates when complaint is made of unjust discrimination. Both houses responded to a message from the governor concerning prize fighting and in a very short space of time a bill was passed by both houses. The bill makes the penalty one year's imprisonment. The senate passed several of the reg ular appropriation bills; also the bill to improve the headquarters of the G. A. R. and to pay for printing their re ports. Messrs. '. Babb, of Sebgwick, and Johnson, of Decatur, made speeches against the bill to organize cadets in the state colleges, taking the ground that it is wrong to cultivate a spirit of militarism among young people. Manila Alive with Carriages. Washington, March 2. Consul Gen. Wildman's last mail report, before leaving Hong Kong, calls attention to the folly of mailing trade papers there which represent carriage and harness makers, and says that there are bnt three carriages, and a hearse in that city. He advised carriage manufac turers to tors their attention to Manila, which be says, .is alive with carriages of every description and where the de mand will increase from year Ho year as the conditions improve. .- - PROSPEROUS MEXICO. EX-SECRETARY FOSTER TELLS SOME TRUTHS.- Bars That Thar la No 81f a of Paolo Fear of the Gold . Standard Ia All ' That Ia Troubling- the Happy Mass as f Oar Sister Republic In a letter to the New Tork Tribune Hon. John W, Foster, former secretary of state, gives an interesting account of the existing conditions in Mexico; That republic has made great progress during the past twenty years and to day is one of the most prosperous of nations. It is also one of the most wisely governed countries. Mr, Fos ter notes that there is everywhere evi dence of peace and security to persons and property. In this respect the country has undergone a complete transformation within the last quarter of a century. There is relatively far less violence and outlawry in Mexico than In the United States, and Mr. Foster says that in few countries of the world Is better protection afforded to persons and property. Omaha Bee. Mr. Foster wouldn't have written this letter before the presidential election and if he had the Bee would not have published it. How can Mexico be prosperous on the silver standard? We are told that our prosperity comes from the gold standard and that without it times would be hard and the people would suffer.. How then can Mexico be pros perous without any gold? Is It possi ble that the Republicans were lying to us? Mr. Foster says that Mexico is one of the most prosperous of nations that there Is less outlawry and violence than in the United States, tt is also one of the best governed nations In the world. How can that be when it has neither a gold stand ard, a Republican party or a Mark Hanna for ruler? If the United States is prosperous under the gold standard and Mexico is prosperous under the silver stand ard, there must be some other cause than the kind of money that has produced that prosperity. . Fifty, years ago .Mexico was not even a half civilized country. It was far Inferior to the present condition of the Philippines. Yet how it is an enlightened, well governed, peaceful and prosperous nation. If we should give independence to the Philiplnos, what is to prevent their becoming just such a nation as Mexico in a few years? Nebraska Farmer. A PRIVATE MONOPOLY. Standard oil shows confidence in the recent railroad consolidation by declaring a quarterly dividend of 20 per cent on its capital stock of one hundred millions. There was also a material advance in the speculative price of the stock, and it is now sell ing at 1,400 per cent premium its actual stock of one hundred millions is now quoted at one billion five hun dred millions. Who dares to say now that prosperity has not come to this afflicted people? Standard oil is worth fifteen dollars for each one In vested and derives an annual Income of $80,000,000 besides. Who ever heard of such wonderful prosperity? It is true that these immense profits are not very equally distributed among the people, and millions still continue to work at a dollar a day. The readers of the Nonconformist are no richer be cause Mr. Rockefeller has piled up many additional millions, but of course they will rejoice in that he has so much, and the good Lord has given it to him in answer to his fervent and believing prayers. Of course we all re joice in the nation's prosperity as manifested in the rapidly increasing wealth of the Standard Oil company, but some of us would like it better If that eighty millions a year could go to 75,000,000 of people instead of going to one man. We trust that the people will ap preciate the benefits of co-operation when they see how successful it has been In the hands of Rockefeller, Mor gan and Carnegie, and that they will soon be ready to go into co-operation on a still larger scale by combining all the people in one great business enter prise that will swallow up all the "present combinations and co-operate toge'ei r for the permanent good of all the people. The big dividends of Standard Oil, the combination of great railroad corporations and the union ol iron and steel into one mighty trust ought to prepare the public mind for the people's universal trust, otherwise known as socialism. APPLIED CHRISTIANITY. Thousands of people have died and thousands more are on the brink of death by starvation, in a single prov ince of China. This does not seem to disturb the Christian people of Eu rope and America. Not one dollar has been raised for their relief not one Christian minister has raised his voice in their behalf. They go down to death unaided, unwept and unla mented. How different it was in the case of the famine In India. Every church in the land was calling for contributions to assist the subjects of England's greed. Our charity was not due in that case, but it was freely given. England should have fed her own subjects and not played the part of pauper before the world. This Chinese matter is different These poor people are perishing help lessly and there is no aid for them in all the wide-wide world. Christian nations have destroyed Chinese cities, have looted Chinese homes have des ecrated churches, raided temples and profaned the cemeteries of the dead, but have not contributed one single dollar to save a helpless people from starvation. This is not a favorable showing for 1900 years of applied Christianity. Christ should come again. There is much work in the world still left for him to do. LESSON IN TAXATION. Here is the funniest thing in refer ence to taxation that ever happened. Some of our rich men are actually paying something towards the support of government, but it is the British government instead of their own. When Britain was hard up she bor rowed money In the United States and gave her bonds to our millionaires. This money was used in the war against the brave burghers of South Africa. Now the holders of those bonds have been notified that they must pay five per cent income tax to England on their holdings. They are kicking like bay steers, bnt it will do no good they say they won't stand, it, bnt they will have to stand it even the su preme judge with a changeable mind cant help them the Income tax is de ducted before, the Interest on the bonds Is paid and there you are-the Eng lishman makes no mistakes If &e col leettoh of taxes. " The holders of the bonds will not feel as bad as if their money went to the support of their own government the whole thing is so thoroughly Eng lish, you know. Great Caesar's ghost, but isn't it funny? The men who killed the income tax In America are compelled to pay an income tax to a foreign, country. That isn't the worst of It, either they are made to pay a tax on government bonds, which in this country are considered too sacred to tax. The income on these bonds owned by America is about ten mil lions a year five per cent on that in come is $500,000 a year, .which Ameri can patriots are paying to assist id subjugating the patriots of South Af rica; The British rulers are as wise as the American common people are foolish. The former extend their tax ation tentacles to the uttermost parts of the earth, while the latter refuses to tax billions of dollars of income here at home that has actually been stolen from their own coffers. What fools we mortals be especially we American mortals who do the voting in this country. For God's sake save a place for all of us in the benevolent institutions for the weak-minded. PROF. HOWARD: Prof. Howard, the latest Leland Stanford martyr to untamed speech, instead of seeking an asylum In the Nebraska state university will remain in San Francisco to complete a book on which he has been working. This shows lamentable lack of foresight in thus throwing away the opportunity of a lifetime to take advantage of the free advertising achieved by his unen viable notoriety. Omaha Bee: Where is Prof. Howard's "unenvi able notoriety?" We can't see it. He left Stanford university because an ignorant old woman was endeavoring to instruct educated men in their po litical duties. He had to stultify him self or quit. He quit, but he did not try to gain notoriety by his action. He quietly resigned and modestly engaged in other duties. Why should the ad ministration organs hound him for simply doing his manly duty? If he had held his job he would have been a coward and a knave. By resigning he showed the world that in a matter of conscience he was too great a man to bow before the mandate of encroach ing - plutocracy. AH honor to Prof. Howard and the other able men who have abandoned the Stanford univer sity at the command of their own consciences. GLORIFYING CARRIE NATION. The New York plate glass insurance company, . one of the largest in the country, has sent its Kansas agents instructions to amend their policies on glass in all joints, saloons, and drug stores to protect the company against loss by Mrs. Carrie Nation and all members of the Women's Chris tian Temperance Union. Press Dis patch. Many contracts are made, condition ed that the contracting party Is not to suffer from loss resulting from "the act of God on the public enemy." The plate glass Insurance company now adds another clause which reads something like this: "Provided always that this company shall be held harm less from all acts of Mrs. Carrie Na tion and the other members of the Women's Christian Temperance Union." Almighty God, the public enemy and Mrs. Carrie Nation are now placed in the same category. ANOTHER TURN ON WIRE. Not satisfied with its earnings ot nearly $8,000,000 last year, the wire trust has decided to advance the price of its product $2 a ton. When a trust wants more profits it knows how to get them. Cleveland Leader. The way the trust gets additional profits is by electing one of its bond servants to the office ot president of the United States and then it can do exactly at it pleases for four years longer. The trust3 elected the presi dent in 1900 and now they raise prices with none to molest or make them afraid. For the coming four years the trusts will be the absolute rulers of the American people and their ex actions will be a proper punishment for the ignorance and versatility of the voters. Prlsmatlo Colors. Mrs. Opie, widow of the great por trait painter whom some one has call ed the "inspired peasant," never, even in her old age, lost her love of bright colors. A little girl, Emma Martin, af terward known in literature as Emma Marshall, visited her one day and ex perienced a rare pleasure. She says: On a screen in her drawing room were hung a number of prisms, which were suspended from chandeliers before the bell-shaped globes came into fashion. I sat on a stool at my mother's feet, wondering what those long bits of glass could mean. Presently the bril liant rays of the western sunshine filled the room. "Now," said Mrs. Opie, "thou mayst run over to that screen and give it a shake." I did as I was bidden. "Be gentle," said my mother in a warning voice, but I gave the screen a vigorous shake. Emerald, ruby and violet lights danced on the walls and ceiling and delighted me so Intensely that I kept repeating the process. Then my mother, afraid of mischief resulting, came and drew me back to her side. Mrs. Opie looked at me and said: "If thou lovest bright colors, thee will never see anything more' beautiful than the rainbow God sets in the sky." Youth's Companion. "Canned Ufa" In Cities. , "Canned Life" is the term that J. P. Mowbray In Everybody's Magazine ap plies to the constricted and hum drum life of the city man and his wife in a New York flat. Seven-eighths ot their income goes for rent, food and clothes, the small balance for the inci dentals. "The Making of a Country Home" tells the story of the revolt of a bright young man and his spouse who decide to cut down expenses, aave money and make a home for them selves in the country. Most men en tertain a similar ambition and the story of how this young couple set out conquering their difficulties will surely be an incentive to others to do like wise. Incidentally . Mr. Mowbray's comments on new phases of commer cial life are very suggestive. Speed la Conn tins; Money. The Girard National bank of Phila delphia claims to have two clerks of champion speed in counting cash. One of them has the- record of having counted 1,000 Bland silver dollars in one and a half minutes. The other has counted in fifty-two seconds 100 oner dollar bills. ' . . . . The largest diamond found in thla country weighed over twenty-tlree carat. CQMPLETE MARKET REPORTS Kansas City. CATTLErleaTv. 4 59 a SO HOGS Choloa to heavy t 80 & S 40 WHEAT No. thard ST S 69M CORN No. t Mixed. ai Sin HAY Cnotee timothy.. 10 SO . - Choloa prairie 8 SO & 00 BTJTTM 17 ia QGS u A .... Chicago. WHKAT Xo. S hard . TIM a M'i CORN No. t 39X aii OATS No. t 33 8a Loals Live Stock. BEEVES S 50 8 60 STOCKERSFE?DEBS.... 2 40 (ft j SOUTHERN STEBItS 3 40 H t TO Cotton. Uplands. GuU. Liverpool s 5-S41 New York oxo tc Oalveston a. ..it 0 3-18 Wichita drain. Close. Close. WHEAT PB' Hl'h" LW' TodT y af j'fc 7H 1iH KHH 1554 T3V-S CORN l 4i 41 41, 4 Mr- as MM as; sum tsfi Wll. Gaits, Puta. Wneat: May , jj'j j-'f Uorn: May 41x4 Mii rTlehlta Live S toe It HOGS.;;;; JO J ia Chicago Live Stocks PJJIME STEERS UM q i w COWS AND HEIFERS 2 B0 Q 4 40 STOCK ERS A FEEDERS..... t 73 A 4 50 TEXAS FED BEEVES 4 00 a 4 80 HOQS 5 40 9 S 43 THE LATEST NEWS IN BRIEF California wheat prospects are re ported exceedingly fine. Wheat on the Chicago market is now or slow sale and a very slim commission business. Ex-Governor St. John is now attend ing to his large interests in Missouri coal fields. Itrigadier Generals James H. Wilson and Fitzhugb l.ec have been placed on the retired list. The New York Sun says that J. It. Burton reminded the New Yorkers of Roscoe Conkling. The Big Four railroad system has advanced ths salaries of its telegraph operators per cent. The business portion of Park River, . D., is destroyed by fire Loss over 8100,000 with only partial insurance. Governor Shaw, of Nebraska, is send ing out warnings to sheriffs of that state against permitting prize lighting. The American Biscuit company has given its employes an opportunity to become shareholders in the trust on very favorable terms. The interstate commerce commission has ordered a reduction of 20 cents a ton on coal on shipments to points in Kansas and Nebraska. A saloon man has put in a claim to have the cost refunded of the stamps destroyed with the beer which he 6aid bad been "nationized." The coffee and sugar war has been settled again; this time with an ad vance of one-half cent per pound on coffee. Jobbers will be pleased. An auction sale of Angora goats at the Kansas City stock yards disposed of 1,300 hundred of them. The high est price paid for ewes was 813.50. Senator Edward O. Wolcott has re signed as a member of the Republican national committee from Colorado, and Archie M. Stevenson has been desig nated as his successor. William M. Evarts is dead. He has been very feeble for several years and for a time was nearly blind. This greatest of American lawyers of his generation was 83 years of age. Fifty years ago, on March 4. Galusha A. Grow first took a seat as a member of Congress. He served 12 years and then was a private citizen for a third of a century, returning to congress again in 1804. He is now 76 years old. . The Hereford sale in Kansas City disposed of 303 head for 839,555. The cow Cleopatra brought SI, 010 and the bull Pretorian 8905. John Julian, but little more than 21 years of age, was sentenced by Judge Wofford, of Kansas City, to 40 years in the penitententiary for robbing a man of 82.85 and locking him up in his ice chest. Sir Cavendish Boyle has been ga zetted governor of New Foundland in succession to Sir Henry McCallum, appointed governor of Natal. . The new reduction plant at Colorado City has commenced work with 250 men. The plant comprises 13 build ings covering 6 acres. The cost is ?7.-)0,000. It will treat Cripple Creek ores. Kcv. Iienry Blatchford is dead at the age of OS. His life was spent as a mis sionary with theChippewasof the Lake Superior region. Striking coal miners at Gallup, N. M. have been enjoined from in any way interfering with negroes who have taken their places. The new Illinois apportionment law gives Chicago more than one-third of the voting strength in the legislature. Magistrate Crane, of the Harlem, N. Y. police court, advised the police to "go into any place where they are sure there are gambling games, batter down the doors, smash partitions and clean the place out from' cellar to attic" . The railroad telegraphers' paper pub lishes a list of 170 men who refused to go out on the Dolphin strike and asks the O. B. T. men to shun them. The district court at Charitan, Iowa, awarded Thos. Burke 81,000 damages damages for injuries received when initiated by the Modern Woodmen. There were more than 35 Santa Fe trains a day out of Cleburne, Tex., for 30 days. During that time there 1,192 engines turned on the round table. Mayor Ames, of Minneapolis, Minn., has issued an order to the police to see that no glove contests or sparring matches shall take place in the city in the future. Fifty-six years ago one florist in New York did all the business. He sold 8200 worth for Easter. The sale in January this year amounted to 8200,000 and for the year 1899 to over 86,000,000. The railroads of New Zealand, all under government control, have 2,000 miles of track, at a cost of 880,000,000. Their operation show a profit Jn 1805 of about 82,000,000. The grazing leases for the Osage reservation are to be let In Washington this year, on April 1. Creates a System With 3,002 Miles of Track.' TERMINALS IN KANSAS CITY. Kansas City, Ma, March 2. An nonncement is made of the purchase of the controlling interest of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis railroad by investors who are interested in the St. Louis and San Francisco, a trans action which will result in the consoli dation of the Frisco end Memphis sys tems. The Memphis and Frisco consolida tion will make a system with 3,002 miles of Tail road, of which the Mem phis contributes 1,250 miles. The Memphis extends from Kansas City to' Birmingham, Ala., with branch lines in Kansas and Missouri. The Frisco has lines from St. Louis into Arkan sas, Oklahoma, Indian territory and Kansas. It was formerly a part of the Santa Fe system; The Memphis properties included in the deal arc the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis, the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham, the Kansas City; Clinton and Springfield, the Cur. rent River railroad, The Kansas City and Memphis railroad and Bridge com pany, and the Kansas City Belt rail road. The consolidation will give the Fris co road use of the valuable Memphis terminals in Kansas City, entrance to the Union station, and a controlling interest in the Kansas City Belt rail road. Nat. Thayer, chairman of the board of directors of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis, and Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham roads, made known the facts of the agreement. He said: "I shall remain as chairman of the board of directors, Mr. ilarriinan as treasurer and Mr. Winchell as presi dent. The general offices will remain in Boston." Grand Army Dlsgrrhntied. Washington, March 4. Representa tives of various veteran organizations who have, through General Dal. Sick les declined to participate in the inaugural ceremonies because they were dissatisfied with the place as signed them in the parade, declined an offer of the grand marshal to send a guard of honor of twenty men from each post to act as an escort to the president. The veterans declined to have any part in the ceremonies unless the invitation were extended to all members of veteran organizations, both local and visiting. " Buffalo Appropriation Nit. Topeka, March 4. The house, by a vote of two to one, killed the bill ap propriating 840,000 for a Kansas ex hibit at the Buffalo exposition. The question was discussed at length. The main reason for the defeat of the bill was that Kansas could better afford to moke one big exhibit at St Louis rather than two small ones at Buffalo and St. Louis. The house later passed the senate bill, appropriating 875,000 for the St. Louis exposition. - Cuba Will be Pleased. Washington, March 4. The cabinet talked over the Cuban situation, and Secretary Root read telegrams from General Wood to the effect that, in his opinion, the Cubans would soon be come convinced that the action of congress in fixing the relations which should exist between Cuba and the United States was for their interests as well as our own, and would accept hem without serious objection. A Scary Fire. Chicago, March 2. An oil tank wagonwas wrecked by a trolly car and the oil soon floated the pavement. Another electric car came along and a spark ignited the fluid, the flames spreading rapidly. The flames spread to a store and burned the wood work and broke the plate glass. Through the efforts of the firemen, the burning oil was confined to the middle of the street until it burned itself out. No body was injured. To Protect Employes. Topeka, March 4. A circular ad dressed to the employes of the Santa Fe Railway company has' been issued by the genera manager's office, con cerning the proper manner of drawing pay. The new rule requires that no employe shall authorize or direct any other person to collect his wages. Everyone must draw his pay direct from the company and any employe who gives another such powers will be discharged. Also any employe who assumes the right to collect for anoth er shall be liable to dismissal. It Is Warden Jewatt. Wichita, March 4. A week ago Gov ernor Stanley offered E. B. Jewett of Withita the appointment as warden at the Kansas penitentiary. It was a surprise to Mr. Jewett as not a word had passed between him and Governor Stanley about it prior to the offer being made. Judge Jewett asked for a little time to consider the matter and has accepted the place. Warden Tom linson's resignation had been on the governor's desk for a month. Judge Jewett has never seen the penitentiary. Archbishop Keane Sned. Dubuque, Ia., March 8. Archbirhop Keane is sued for 83.245 over a church muddle at Webster City. When a new church was erected there the German members claim to have subscribed the above amount with the express under standing that .they were to have a German priest when the church was completed. There are no records of the promise and, as. Hennessy is dead, the present archbishop knows nothing about the claims made. The suit has been begun to recover this amount. - Imperial Court to Return. Pekin, Feb. 27. Minister Conger has turned over the affairs of the United States legation to W. W. Eockhill, to conduct the negotiations with the Chinese plenipotentiaries, and he will return to the United States. Americans here feel that this arrangement is a confirmation of the report that every thing 1 practically settled.' Ia Hung Chang expects that the' imperial court will return to Pekin ai soon as notifi cation ia given that the troops of the aUiea are vacating th capital. ; Some people's idea of knowledge Is the art of finding out things which they have no business to know.' Some cough remedies hide a cough) they drug it into silence, but the irri tation stays in the lungs to cause trouble. Morley's Honey Pectoral soothes, heals, strengthens and cures thoroughly. -The cough stops because the cause is removed. Price 25 cents. Ask your druggist. to Restrict Fain at FoWonst The Pennsylvania slate pharmaceu tical board proposes aonie proper legis lation to restrict the sale of narcotic poisons. The opinion is held that cer tain drugs Jire too easily procured bf persoTis who have contrarted unfortun ate habits and those who are cultivat ing vicious tastes. fcrltlsia llattlesh'n. if. as S3 stated, the British admir alty proposed to put three battleships into commission each year from 1S37 the expectation has not been realized. The Caeaar, Illustrious and Hannibal Were completed in 1898, but In 1S99 only the Canopus and Ocean were add ed to the fleet, and the Glory and Go liah in 1900. The Vengeance and Al bion, which are nearlv ready, will com plete the number. Verdict Against Injuria Lawyer. ' The supreme court of Iowa has de cided against a young lawyer who) took out life insurance and accident' policies to the amount ot $31,000 and within a week came back from a hunt ing expedition with his foot so badly mangled that it was necessary to cut It Off. The Jury came to the conclu sion that he had maimed himself aud declined to give him a verdict. 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