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THE liUTCHIHSOH GAZETTE
T.i BazstlB Printing and Pub. Co. Wanen Foster, Editor. H. 8. Foster, Bos. Mgr liutcliiiison, Kanfl Wi o-ather from the cable dispatches that the young czar of Russia is not contemplating an early abdication favor of popular government in A bill giving women full suffrage has passed the Australian parliament. We are destined to hear more of "the Australian system" in this country, and from a new quarter. Now is the time to get out of the country. The steerage rate to Brit- There are a great many people who ought to take advantage 01 wus mag nificent opportunity. One infers that the real reason for the extensive invitation at the latest White house dinner was a pressing necessity of securing enough people to seat between the Chinese minister and the minister from Japan. Swiss firms have entered into contract vth the Japanese war office to supply a sufficient numDer 01 watches for one to be given to every soldier who has served in the cam paign when the mikado reviews his victorious troops at the close 01 tne war. The watches, which will take the place of war medals, are to cost $1.50 apiece. There will be a fourth trial of the Sage-Laidlaw case, and again the mil lionaire's three-dollar trousers with the seat blown out of them, will be held up to amaze a wonder-wounded world. It is believed in financial cir cles that Mr. Sage would give as much as three dollars and forty cents to re cover those historio but disfigured breeches and see thorn once more se curely bestowed in one of his safe de posit vaults. A writer in an Eastern journal re calls the climatic changes which were brought about in Europe by the de struction of the anoient forests that once covered it from the Baltic sea to Calabria. He argues that the climate of North America is undergoing simi lar changes, and quotes from our me teorological records of the past ten years to prove his statements. Our summers are drier and longer, and our winters wettor and warmer in some sections. The summer rains are scarcely sufficient to fill the pastures and the ponds that were once well watered, while long and hard frosts are getting to be rarer than formerly, the rivers that now freeze only on the banks having boon at one time bridged with solid ice. The Boston children's h ospital was unfortunate enough to be visited by three outbreaks of diphtheria last year, so serious indeed that applica tions for admissions had been refused. Recently the disease again appeared in the institution, and anti-toxino was freely used. All the patients were given an injection of tho serum, and further admissions were allowed on condition that each child should be veated upon entrance. The result was that all the cases of diphtheria were cured, that no fresh cases have occurred among the children, and that there has been no need, as there was before, to close the hospital. This ex perience, vouchsafed for by good med ical authority, is strong testimony to the value of the discovery. There is nothing more remarkable in the history of the colonization of Africa by European powers than the foothold which Italy has gained on that continent. To-day she has posses sions extending hundreds of miles along the Bed sea and the Indian ocean, besides exercising a protec torate over Abyssinia. Just as Great Britain did in India she has formed a local fighting force of friendly na tives, but has also sent out contin gents of her own, and is about to send more to strengthen her military operations. In July last she gained de cisive victories and during this month Jjas not only defeated the Madhists, but a force of malcontent Abyssinian. She has done much to break up the slavo trade in those regions, and this, of itself, may be looked upon as a gain to civilization. With many spinsters tho subject of matrimony is a tender subject. There are fow of them who care to have the .fact advertised that they are still in the enjoyment of single blessedness. With an old bachelor it is a matter of supreme indifference as to whether or not the world knows he is still heart and fancy free. Why, then, should the whimsical edicts of society eo ar range matters that the handle almost universally applied to a man's name should carry with it no possible hint as to whether the wearer is marriod or single, while tho handle to a woman'e name is forever advertising a single or married state. If "Mas ter" gradually merges into "Mr" when eighteen or twenty years are acquired by a young man, why should not "Miss" gradually mcrgo into "Mrs." at the same ago? A movement has boen started in Newfoundland looking to annexation to the United States. This may be a good thing for the Newfoundlanders, who are in hard financial lines, but this country has about all the poor that it can conveniently care for. The Western society which is de bating the question of whether the size of the head is a certain indication of brain power is respectfully invited to take a bird's-eye vie w of a poker in a mud puddle or an elephant en a A MDERN ft. t - an 7 rt :,' 51 exclaimed Patrick WyTCr Cassldy. the most yjrvoo. prominent of. tne " 0 passengers assem bled in the fore- cabin of the Silver Dream "I think, friends, that assortment should last ns the voyage;" and he indicated a large box which each had contributed toward filling with jams, sardines, and other preserves not supplied by the ship. A hearty assent greeted the remark, but as loud cheering indicated tne ship's departure, the box was locked, the key being handed to the speaker. and all hastened to bid farewell to friends they might never again be' hold. A brisk fair wind soon earried the Silver Dream clear of land, and all sought relief in the generous pastime of "feeding the fishes." Here again Patrick Cassidy became prominent. With hands clasping that part oi bis frame lvinir beneath his heart and with the glow of health replaced by tints of a decided green, he presently ceased the disinterested toil and sank on a seat "What is the matter?" I inquired. "Sure, I think it's the measles," be replied, faintly; "for 'twas bad in Macroom when I left An an hour ago I was as hearty as yourself, this minute; but now my little stummick is like a chair at Tim Dooley's auction 'tisgoin', goin', and will soon be gone entirely. What will I take for it?" "I would not buy, nor have it as a gift" "Och, I didn t mean that, hut some thing to ease the earthquake inside o' me," said he dolefully. "Try a fat mutton chop," I said. He suddenly bent double. A violent inward commotion was accompanied by an Irish fantasia on howls, and im ploring the steward's assistance, he rushed to the lee-rail For the space of a week all were in like condition, and then they met at the breakfast table, eager to enjoy the fruits of their forethought With a flourish of the key Cassidy opened the box that contained the longed-for delicacies, and, behold! it was as void as a newly dug grave. Indeed, it proved the tomb of many keen regret, since the vanished con tents were neve' recovered. That breakfast was a dismal failure. Poor Pat was horror stricken, and vehemently declared hi j innocence, but suspicious glances were leveled upon the one whom all had so trusted, until, 1 in a fit of desperation, he de clared that the vital fluid of those who even thought him guilty would adore the lid of the ship." The robbery was instantly reported, but all efforts to recover the property proved useless; and, indeed, the inci dent was soon forgotten in the anx iety of much greater losses. One morning young O'Graly rushed from his room, and declared that a fine revolver had disappeared during the night Simultaneously, the charming MissMagrath deplored the loss of her diamond ear-rings and gold brooch, while a third victim was minus a valuable gold watch and chain. It was clear that an expert thief was on board, since even the saloon "WHAT WERK YOU DOINQ DOWN BELOW?" had been visited, and one family in the steerage reported the loss of some $S0. A secret watch was kept upon the movements of the sailors; but just before crossing the line the third robbery was effected, and this time in the very fok'sle itself. "I say, Bill, you been to my chest last watch?" a shellback inquired of his chum. "No, Jack; lost anything?" "Two pounds o' 'baccy," was the answer, end the man heaved a deep sigh, attesting the greatness of the calamity. Sailor Bill at once overhauled his own clothes-chest and a torrent of strong language indicated that his tobacco was also gone. In short, every mother's son in the fok'sle had just the same ditty to sing, and who the thief could be seemed past discovering. No part of the ship appeared safe from the mysterious thief, for the people were soon again thrown into a state of excitement when the purser reported the loss of wine, beer and spirits from the store-room. Thus matters stood, none knowing when or where the next theft might occur, until one night I was aroused by a blow delivered through . the open window besido my bunk. , Hurrying on deck to ascertain the cause, I found one of thehip'a boys in the clutches of Patrick . Cassidy, "What were you doing down below?" the latter inquired, sharply. "Wat yer mean?" demanded the youth. "You have boen down there," the other returned, and pointed to a large iron ventilator, In which a rope was hanging, that wonld give to a nimble burglar easy access to : the lower decks. "You have been down there and have stolen something." "Search me," cried the boy, who turned out his pockets as a proof of his innocence. "It was you who put the rope there," he added, emphatically; "I saw yon." For a space the accused stood rigid, a look of mingled passion and alarm overspreading his countenance. Then, by a swift yet stinging slap upon the ear, he sent the youth staggering across the deck, "Take that you rascal!" he said. But the boy still maintained the truth of his assertion, and further more stated that Cassidy had thr9wn something into my buuk. Upon searching the bed a can vas bag was found, and I knew in stinctively that a clew to the rob beries had been obtained.' I sent for the mate and in his pres ence the contents were turned out and the brooch and diamond earrings, the money stolen from the steerage, with the gold watch and chain, and the trinkets missed from the saloon, lay before us. The revolver, tobacco and spirits shared the fate of the missing pre serves, as they were never recovered. Next morning the property was re turned to the rightful owners, but a searching examination of both pris oners failed to detect the criminal, since both stoutly asserted their inno cence, and witnesses were not obtain able. But the sailors speedily settled the matter to their own satisfaction. Rightly or wrongly, they declared the boy was guilty, since Cassidy had never been known to enter ' the fok'sle. They seized the youth, and, to an accompaniment of fast-falling ropes' ends, he was waltzed fore and aft He was expelled from the fok'sle. and during the remainder of the voy age boarded and lodged beneath one of the long boats. Cassidy had to leave the fore-cabin, and took up his quarters in the steer age. Who committed the crimes no one could say, but from that diy forth the ship was relieved from further anx iety. In due course the Silver Dream dropped anchor in the spacious More- ton bay, Queensland. The last batch of passengers had passed into the steamer that would bear them up the beautiful river that led toward Bris bane. Amid ringing cheers the boat moved slowly away, when the boy suddenly mounted our rail and leaped upon hot paddle-box. "Come back!" I shouted. "Never. I have been disgraced," he answered, and stood defiantly shaking his small fist as if desiring to annihilate the whole ship's company. Shortly before our departure the boy was captured red-handed in rob bing an up-town store, and, wishing to ascertain what part he had played in robbing the ship, I obtained lcavo to enter the jail and see lfim. "Is Cassidy guilty or innocent?" I inquired, and wishing to close the interview as speedily as possible. "Innocent," said he, recklessly. "He saw me getting out at the ven tilator, and knowing that I was dis covered, I snatched up the bag, which had previously been concealed behind some ropes close by, and dashed round the deck-house. Thinking that you were on deck I threw the bag into tho bunk, hoping to recover it when the row was over." "Stay!" I said, scarcely able to re strain my anger. "I shall take your confession in writing, and you can Sign it." That he sullenly agreed to do, and after a time proceeded with his re cital. "I will teach him not to interfere again," he added. "But now I am here, I don't mind telling you." "You have almost ruined the man," I said. "What became of the spirits, tobacco and preserves?" "I sold 'em to the steerage," he re plied, knowingly. "The shooter fetched ten dollars." Tho character of Pat Cassidy was cleared by the signed confession I bore from tho jail, and his gratitude for my exertions was as honest as himself. Of the boy I never again heard, but subsequent inquiries proved that he had several times been charged with robbery in San Francisco, and had finally been sent from a reformatory school to our ship, in hope of giving him a new start in life. Cassidy married the charming Miss Magrath, and became a successful trader In his new home; thus happily ending the mysterious incidents which so nearly proved his ruin on board the Silver Dream. An Ideal Light. ' A novelty being placad upon the market is a new adaptation of the in candescent light for tho purpose of the desk. Upon the top of the desk is the sliding frame which allews tho light to be placid in a desirablo po sition. The light is placed longitudin ally in a horizontal cylindrical ground glass frarao. Over this is placed upon the top a sheet of perforated metal. This is for the purpose of protecting the hand or other substances trom the heat common to- the incandescent lamp. In front is a bronze apron which completely 'shados the eyes from the light, the results being that the full volume of light is thrown upon the desk, and a full utility in the way of effect Is thereby realized. THE PUBLIC DEBT! A MOST STUPENDOUS FRAUD AND SWINDLE. " Th American People Bav Drank Too Deep at the Fount ot Liberty to . Submit to ' Enslavement by the Bond Schemes of Koropo. The interest bearing public debt is a burden which never ought to have been imposed upon the nation. It is the most stupendous fraud and swindle ever perpetrated upon a free people. It was conceived in fraud, and brought fourth in iniquity. It was a scheme to rob 40, 000, 0,10 of people after they had emancipated 4,000,000 at the sacrl flee of rivers of blood and millions of treasure. Before the legal tender act had passed the threshold of legislation, it was met by the money sharks of Wall street We will show you how and why they opposed it We are told that on the 11th of January, only four days after the introduction of the bill, the wolf-howl that had during the time, echoed from bank to bank, called to Washington a conven tion of the money power, consisting of four delegates from New York banks, three from Philadelphia and three from Boston. What arguments were nsed, or what undue influences were brought to bear upon the law-makers of the government will probably never be known. Every greenback that went out to fight the nation's battles was accompanied by a bond shark, to gobble It up, aa soon as it had performed its service. The act of 1b62, athorizing the issue of the first $150,000, 000 of greenbacks, authorized 8300, 000,000 of bonds to absorb them. There was never a dry day, after the passage of the first legal tender act, but what the government was in pos session of all the money it needed, of its own creation without borrowing a dollar or selling a bond. The only object of the bond was to enable the money sharks again to 'get cont.-ol of the money of the country, which they never could do without the bond. The government established the fact that it could meet all its obli gations, purchase all its supplies and defray every expenso by its own legal tender; and if so, what what was the necessity of borrowing? You answer that tho bonds were necessary to absorb the excess, oc casioned by the extraordinary demands of war. I deny that there was an excess. Let only him dare assert it who had more than he had use for. Even if there was an excess, the bonds did not diminish it. The excess has only been transferred from the pockets of laborers and wealth pro ducers to those of usurers, importers and international dealers. Every bond is used as money. They are used by English capitalists to buy American cotton and bread stuffs, and by American dealers to purchase im ports. Just in the proportion ns the people's money has been contracted, that of the money king has been inflated. That their inflated paper bond money may be current all over the world, they require it to draw interest, and that they may be relieved of tho burden of such interest they compel labor and its producers to pay all the taxes. The difference to the people of America between the greenbacks be fore they were converted into bonds and the bonds, is as follows: The fifteen hundred million dollars of greenbacks earned their owners nothing while lying idle. In bonds they earn their owners fully as much, while resting in their safes. The people and taxpayers got tired of this. If they are to be taxed to sup port the government they claim the benefits of the government and taxa tion. When bonds are given for the loan of money, and that money circu lated among the people, they can afford to bear the burdens of the debt; but when such bonds are given, to absord and destroy the people's money, thus creating new burdens, by destroying the very means necessary to bear those already existing, the sufferers vwill refuse to submit to the outrage. It matters not what the result might be, the American people have drank too deep at1 the fount of liberty, to submit to be enslaved by bond fraud schemes of Europe. Labor and Fi nance Revolution. DRIVING OUT CAPITAL. If Oor People Were Out of Debt Thejr Might Prosper. Populists claim most diligently that the interest bearing debts of the United State are over $30,000,000,000. The interest on this vait sura far ex ceeds the total producing power of the United States at this time. The pro ducing classes (farmers and manufact urers) must eat and be clothed. How to do this and pay the interest is a problem A problem that means starvation, destitution and misery. A list of the debts is an interesting study. First, as near as the facts can be ascer tained the total open accounts of mer chants, manufacturers, etc., amount to 111,000,000,000 in round numbers. By the census of 1890 and Poor's manual for 1882, the indebtedness ot the United States was reported as fol lows: ! National, $891,860,104. State and municipal, $135,310,543. Railway bonds in 1891, $5,403, Oil,' 004. Farm and home debts, $3, 500,000, )0. . Mortgages on realty, street railways, manufactories and other like business enterprises, $5,350,000,000. . National bank loans, $2,153,769,805. Loans by state, savings and private banks and trust companies, $2,251,701,' 293. Total indebtedness, $30,746,315,848, on which the productive labor of tho country is paying annually an interest charge of $1,851,778,951. Every dollar of debt, whatever its character, is a mortgage on labor until paid. Plunging cities into debt is folly and crime. If our people were out of debt they would bo prosperous; in debt deeply, as they now are, prosperity is out of the question. Upon this showing any state, city or county in the nation that succeedsin "driving out capital" is doing itself a kindness. The interest account is as large as the producers of this nation can stand. Denver Road. Hest ore to the People Their Tested Rights. All men are declared to be free, equal and independent, and have in herent and inalienable rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. To secure these rights and the protection of property, gov ernments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. This doc trine is in the constitutions of the states, but for some reason was not placed in the constitution of the United States as above worded. But it is in the Declaration of Independence, and that has always been considered the fundamental law of all American gov ernment, and as such can not be treated lightly. The fundamental theory of government for the people is the Dec laration of Independence. Under all constitutions the people aro required to delegate their vested rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and a consent to be goverencd, to an agent called a representative. These two principles aro inconsistent with a heory of self government. Reasons: The powers to use the vested rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happi ness and tho consent to bo governed are not such powers as are embraced in any correct principles of agency, for this reason: The use of those powers properly involve a processof individual study, reasoning, education, judgment It was intended that the individual should have a direct voice in his gov ernment, and his consent should be ob tained as to the government of all This being true, the government for all would bo the majority judgment of all as to the laws. A delegation of the use of those powers deprives the citizen of all incentivo to take personal interest in his govern ment This takes away the desire to know on what principles his govern ment is running. The result is, tho agent has the natural opportunity to create all monopolized by classes and they have gobbled up the citizen's rights, his means of support the free avenues of labor and by class legisla tion the governing classes are running our government with a high hand against the interests of the masses. Bodies of free men are always opposed to class legislation. That's one reason why bodies ought to pass directly upon the laws that shall govern them. They would refuse to Indorse "class doc trines," but would indorse the doctrine of "the greater good to the greater number." The state of Illinois has a popula tion of nearly 4,000,009. The legisla tion is done by 0i agents. It's vote is more than a million. The vested rights of 1,000,000 men are placed at the ab solute disposal of 704 agents with no instructions whatever. . The educa tional features of the ballot box, which should be always foremost in the midst of a free people, are entirely eli minated from the principles of self government It well may be the sub ject of careful investigation whether the ruthless power of the constitutions compelling the citizen to delegate his vested right to consent to his form of government and to protect his right to life and liberty is not the fundamental cau ;e of the conditions of the country to-day. Lucius O. Wilson, Gano, 111. Typewriters Like to Be Petted. Typewriter girls are said to grow at tached to their machines, and to re gard them almost as much in the light of living creatures to be petted and managed and judiciously disciplined as the traditional railroad engineers of fiction do their locomotives, to which they invariably refer with the personal feminine pronoun. The type writing young women declare that their machines are as sensitive and subject to caprice, and that they know who is operating them as well as a dog knows its master, that they will sulk, and perhaps flare up and refuse tc work at all, under unskilled manipu lation, and that they can be soothed into a complacent and obliging frame of mind again simply by the return oi their usual manipulator. Givk the people a vote on the de struction of greenbacks and they will not he destroyed. KANSAS LEGISLATURE. . Feb 4 The senate convened at 10 o'clook but there was no quorum present, and an ad journment wan, taken till S tfolock, when a sufficient nnmbar of senators appeared to transact business. Senator Leody Introduced a resolution referring the bouse grata bill to tbu senate committee on ways and means with Instruction! that it be amended so as to (11 ride tbe appropriation, usln : 10,00.) for tba purchase or seed grain for farmers of West era Kansas and 160 000 for the purchase of clothing and provisions for the needy in that section. The resolution was adopted Sena tor Bogota presented a petition from some funny itentlemon of Wahlnton county ask ing for the establishment of Ground Hog day. Religion entered into the discussion of the alien land bill In the house, The bill rcstrlots the right of aliens to aoqulra and hold real estate, and provides for the disposition of lands now owned by non-resident aliens. Rep resentative Cubbtson offered an amend ment which would exempt Kansas City, Kan , from the provisions of the bill. This was in the Interest of the Fowler Packing company's plant, which Is owned by aliens. The amendment was adopted. Representa tive Zlmmcrmaa ot Johnson offered an amend ment exempting persons who cannot take tbe oath of allegiance to tho United States on account of their religious belief fnm the pro visions ot the bill This was in l.u t.i:erest of the Reformed Presbyterian church. After considerable debate the bill was referred back to committee. . February &. Mr. Jumper's bill rerulatlng the fees and salaries of the county officers ot Osage county was passed on third reading In the senate. Tne bill makes the salaries of the officers of that county the lowest in the state. Mr. Dumbauld's bill compelling railroad com panies to provide passes to shippers of stock, fruit and vegetables was also passed, Mr. Cennfson's bill concerning Judg ments, providing for their taxation, fixing the tlmo when they shall becomo dormant and the conditions under which tbey may be revived, was passed. This bill makos the taxation of Judgments compulsory whether the holder Is a resident or not. All Judgments not listed, or upon which tbe taxes hare not bean paid, shall cease to operato as a ilea They may be afterward revived upon payment of all de linquent taxes, Interest and cost. The Interest bill by the same author was passed by a vote ot 61 to a, This bill fixes the legul rate ot interest at 8 per cent, prohibits usuary. provides severe penalties for violation and r J peals all laws in conflict Mr. Dillard's appellate court bill was called up for third reading and passed nearly as reported by the committee on Judiciary. A message from tbe governor an nouncing the appointment of George T. Anthony to be Insurance commissioner was read and rofercd to the proper committee The house took a fresh start in the matter of introducing bills, and ran the number up beyond the 700 mark. A bill appropriating f',',000 for the purchase by the state board of railroad commissioners of coal for the sufferers of Western counties was passed , February & In the house Mr. Cubblson in troduced a bill rogulating ths fees and sal aries of county officers ot Wyandotte county. Mr. Hanna of Graham introduced a bill pro viding for tbe election of statd insurance commissioner by the people. Mr. Moss of Lyon Introduced a bill providing for tbe treat ment of confirmed drunkards at the expense of the counties in which they reside The hoese In committee of the whole made a favorable report on the mlninr bill, after having ex empted salt mines from it) provisions. Tbe bill requires the construction of escapmant" snafl and other safety devices In the senate a number of local bills were introducod, and serer.il were passed. The Householder bill in rernrd to charitable in stitutions was considered The senate hold a night session for the oondlera.lon of local bills. The bill appropriating IX),00) fur Western Kansas sufferers was passed. Fob. 7. The senate in executive session ap pointed a committee to investigate charges against Geor,-e T Anthony, Appointed by the governor for Insurance commissioner. The house bill appropriating 8I0J.OJ0 for Western Kansas sufferers was passed. Tbe entire aftornoon was spent in the committee of tbe whole upon appropriation bills Tbe follow ing were reoommended for passage Horti cultural department, i: 67J. thlnchbui station at tho state university, 13,51X1 industrial school forglrls,t0.00: soldlers'orphnns'home, 101,800 Topeka insane asylum fcJJJ.SJ's; nor mal school at Emporia, 113.10) Tuition fees are abolished in tho state normal school bill. Next In order came one of the state agricul tural bills, which, after belnr relieved of the item of military uniforms, appropriated 10,150. Next was the Osawatomle insane asylum, which called for t J 60, In the house only four now bins were intro duced One by Hill requiring railroad cor porations to pay the road tax assessed against them: one by Stromquist, to prevent forcing employes to quit their employment or to pre vent employment A large number of bills ot a local character were passed. Feb 8 The Greenlee freight rate bill. which divided time with the "war" In the ses sion of I8K3. was introduced in the house by Mr. Brown, Populist of Pratt, and be moved that it bo referred to the committee of the whole After a tierce and long debate the mo tion was defeated by a voto of 50 to 43. Mr. Robinson of Jackson Introduced a bill creat ing an appelate court Tbe committee on as sessment and taxation introduced a Dill as t substitute for a dozen bills on ths subject ot taxation. The subcommittee of the committee on irrigation, composed of Messrs. Hopkins, Qrimos, Lewis. Kelly and Caldwell, intro duced a bill providing for the establishment of a state Irrigation commission The com mittee on political rights of women re com mendod that the resolution for tb) resubmis sion of the equal suffrage question be not passed. The same committee made a favora ble reporf.on tne bill giving women tne njni to vote at bond elections In tbe senate to-day Landis of Barber, In troduced a bill to prohibit corporations from blacklisting employes. Leedi, of Reno intro duced a bill to compel witnessos to give "ex pert" testimony at the same fees al lowed for other testimony. The president appointed Senator ulllard, Carpenter and Brown a committee on the part ot the senate to investigate tne state nermanent school fund The afternoon ses sion was devoted to further dlsoussion of the . Householder bill In re ard to charitable insti tutions, night session was held and about thirty local bills were passed A. P. A. of Kansas. Emporia, Kan., Feb. 8. The annual meeting of the A. P. A. for the state of Kansas Is in session here. Among the notables present is Rev. J. V. Mc Namara, who was mobbed at Kansas City and elsewhere. About ninety delegates are present at the meeting, the sessions of which are secret, it is claimed that the order numbers over 10,000 in Kansas. Inelnoratiiri In His Home. Emporia, Kan., Feb. 8 .While Kev. J. A. McElfresh and family were at tending church eight miles south of nere their homo took ure. une son, Abner, who was feeble minded, had been left at home, and before help arrived ho was burned to death. He was 29 years of age. Flra at Wakeeny, Kan. Er.r.is, Kan., Feb. 6. A fire broke out in the Opera louse block at Wa keency and it was destroyed. The lost aggregates $20,000, with no insui ance. Tho loss on the stocks of mer chandise in the stores on the ground floor amounts to 810,000, with $0,000 insurance. , .A Patriarch at Knt. . Abilesb, Kan., .' Feb! 8 The Rev. John Forney of the 'Dunkirk church died today, agetr 81." He left 123 liv ing descendants to the third genera tioa. . . ' tear.