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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF TIIK PEOPLE'S PARTY' AND FARMERS' ALLIANCE OF RENO COUNTY.
HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, THURSDAY NOON, FEBttUAM 21, 185.
NEW DRESS GOODS,
AT 35c YARD.
Just received alineof33-ineb,all wool
' mixtures for early spring wear beautiful
colorings, only 3ic.
AT 5c YARD.
46-inch all wool, silk finished Germnn
Henrietta, all new tpring shades, ut 50c
AT 23c YARD.
. A choice lot of Figured China Silks,
black and rose, black aud bluet, sage and
white, navy and white, etc., a spring
nener at 23c yard. ' .
goods may be priced
can always buy them cheaper at Martin's.
P. MARTIN &
Coal and Feed.
493 and 405 No. No. Main.
Dowa towu yards at 13 Sherman East,
Smith & Miller's oln stand.
All Kinds of Coal.
Farmers' Trade Solicited.
Our weights guaranteed.
CITY DINING HALL
BEST DODLAB DAY HOUSE
IN THE CITY.
Special rates to regular borders,
nice rooms, clean beds and the
. ' tables furnished with the best
the market affords.
114 E. Sherman, - Hutchinson, Kas
yy o. FAIRCHILD,
A Mersey Law,
Boomi 11 and 13, McCurdy Block, corner of
Main and Sherman.
Attorney at Law.
Offlct Room x
Derier wants to buy and will pay
h h'hB' mo'k't price for cane, or
j&UIst seed, kaftir corn and any kind
of markovatoiu Harden vf Held seeds.
AT 45c YARD.
40-incli all wool French Serge, full
line of colors and Muck a bargain at 43c
AT 35c YARD.
KAI-KAT. WASH SILKS-wa have
th atsoitmeut you will not have to
make ,a selection from a few short
lengths. We have thirty different styles
to select from at 35c yard.
AT 35c YARD.
New swivel silks, a handsome wash
fulnio, 28-inches wide, all new effects,
only a 5c yard.
no matter how cheap
to you elsewhere, you
Wake op t T rang man ! 7ake up !
Wak up! and coma wit b me!
Dont lie abed all day!
Mo! I won't let jou be!
For down at Winnie & Sllanee's store.
An bargain In Groceries. Meat and (floor.
Canned Ooodi and Sugars, Crackers andC'usere,
Molasses and every tnlOK ueeded to please.
Tou can't get your ahaie i( you lie tbere and
Oct np! and gndown their Grocery store,'
Wake up! Young man! Wukeupl
No! I won't let yon be!
Don't llenbedall day!
Wake up and come with me !
The man must Indeed bo aa'ecp who la mlaa
mt the low-prloe opportunities that ran all
through our stock lust now. Whatove? may be
your need in onr lino, there' chance lor money
sating, w e are still te:ing
22 Iba irranulated suiiar for tl.CO
Mokuaas package coffee per package 20
7 bare Iinox srnili for 25
6 burs Pearl, White Russian, Clalpette or
Kirks home inxda soan for S.
3 qte cranberries for 26
H cans 'relonU "Wcet corn for V5
Scans Kaw Valley wux Ix-ana for '
S cans OiaKO tomatoes tor 2S
7 llw white imvy benns for 2n
Koynl Hakim; Powder, t lb ran. 43
Dr. l'rlcca Baking- Powdtr. 1 lo, cans 41)
i Iba crackers fur
We have a cflmplelo atock of (tardea seds both
in bulk and In packages at prices correspond
ingly low. Also a car load of cane seed which
we are gelling at 11.00 per bushel
We arc still selling.
Fine Colorado J Potatoes per bu . . . . C-3c
II ALSTEAD FLOUR.
Cream of Kansas, per sack 75c
Checkmate, per sack 8l)o
Bos-t Patent, per Back iX)o
True Grit, per sack 80c
24 lo BacK ortiraham 40c
Bran per sack 85c
Jacob Dold's Sugar Cured Hams,
per pound 11c
Jacob Dold's Sugar Cured break
fast Bacon, per pound 11c
English Bellies, Sugar Cured, per
Dty Bait Me iw, 3 pounds for 25o
Have yon seen tho Mountain Lions laiely? It
beats all how they irrow snd how interested
some of our psirons are in I hem. They are a
tundaome pair and no mistake.
IVinne & Silsbee,
Xo. 23 South Main St , HntchinoD. Tele
p hone99. I
TOOK HER LIFE.
The Daughter of Congressman Har
ris, of Kansas, Commits Suicide:.
GOULD CHILDREN GUARDED.
George Gould llelleves a Plot Raa Been
Hatched to Kidnap Ilia Eldest Bod,
Washington, Feb. CO. Mrs. Lavina
Bohannon, daughter of William A.
Harris, congressman-at-large from
Kansas, who eloped with Mr. IJohan-
non, a liveryman of Luray, Va.. las
August, has committed suicide in bed
at her Luray home, by taking poison,
Last August the daughter received
telegram from her father to meet hor
here. Instead, she went to Hagers
town, and was married by Rev. Dr. J.
W. Owen, to Bohannon, whom she had
met whilo attending a seminary at
Luray. liohannon had business that
called him away for several hours
early in the , morning. He saw
his wife in hor room ' and,
whilo she was perfectly well, she re
quested to bo allowed to remain in bed
On his return he went to her room
and was horrific! to find her dead. He
called Dr. Hudson, who stated that she
had been dead for several hours.
letter in a locked drawer said: "Thi
is ray own work. I did it myself.
lhe letter also stated that no blame
was in any way attached to her hus-
uaui, who had always been devoted to
her. An inquest was deemed unneces
ooiri.D children arjAr.nm
New York, Feb. 2a. The World says
this morning that George Gould's two
little sons, Kingdon and Jay, are
not allowed out of the house without a
body guard. They have been staying
this winter at Hill Tops, the Gould
winter cottage at Rake wood. The
body guard is a big, able-bodied man
servant, and has been in attendance
since Saturday. Mr. Gould has reason
to believe that a plot has been made to
kidnap his eldest son, Kingdon. The
object of the proposed ktpnapping
Is not indicated " by " the facts
in George Gould's possession, but
it is believed that if the plot were sue
cesstul the boy would be held for ran
som. A description of the would-be
kidnappers is in Mr. Gould's possession
ana tnere Is a young woman in Lake
wood who is sure she could recognize
ono of them if she should see him airain,
A Mrs. Chester, of this city, is staying
inis winter at "The Towers" in Lake
wood. She has an elderly woman with
ner as companion. They are aceus
tomed to walking In the woods about
the place, in pleasant weather, and on
one of these walks, claim to have over
heard two rough looking men plot to
take Kingdon Gould away with them.
Mrs. Chester heard but little, but at
once told Gould. v
A diplomatist's suicide.
Wasiiixotox, Feb. 20. P. Iioirad-
anoff, first secretary of the Russian le
gation, killed himself to-day by shoot
ing in the head, at his residence. No.
1T2S 11 street, in the fashionable Dart
of the city. He had been sick for two
or three weeks, and his suicide . is sup
posed to be attributed to the suffering
ne naa endured.
HUUE DKAL IX WINES.
California's Entire Output Sold to the As
sociation of Dealers.
San Fiiascisco, Feb. 20. The great
est wine deal ever known in the United
States was consummated to day. It in
volves the sale of 10,000,000 gallons and
the lease of six of the largest wineries
in the state owned by tho California
V inemalters' corporation, to the Call
fornia Wine association, an organiza
tion of tho principal wine dealers of
tan I rancisco.
When about ten days ago tho Wine-
makers' corporation sold its first 1.000.
000 gallons of wine to Lachman & Ja
cob!, it gave to the wino association an
option of an equal amount at the same
price 12 cents a gallon.
lapnn N'oeds Fifty Million M-re.
Yokohama, Feb. 20. Tho bill asking
for a fresh appropriation of 830,000,000
on account of the war, was presented
to the house this afternoon. If this
sum should be voted by parliament, it
would make the total amount already
Lower In London Than In New York.
Losnox, Feb. 20. Tho bankers hand
ling the new American loan issued a
prospectus to-day offering tho bonds
at the rate of 227 pounds sterling for
each SL 000 in bonds, which is equal to
Fire of a Family t r..ien.
Iroxdale, Mo., Feb. 20. In tho Beau
fort mountains, 8 miles southwest of
this place, during the blizzard a wood
chopper named John C. Warner, his
wife and three children were frozen to
The national house and senate con
ferees on the pension bill have practi
cally agreed. Senate amendments
adopted repeal the law against non
resident pensioners, require examining
surgeons to state the rating of appli
cants and fix $9 a month as the lowest
rat (J. .
The legislature of Arizona has peti
tioned congress to make a public park
of the famous petrified forest in Anache
con Dty so as to prevent its destructloa
pjr curiosity seekers.
i v.'ir.L mt r.E rKK;sED.
,1'he Silver Bill Dropped for This 8osalon-
. Ilie ludl'.iu Appropriation.
4 ' WAsutxtiTOX, Feb. si). When tho
senate resumed its work at 11 o'clock
to-day, only ton members were present
but the galleries wcro well filled with
delegates to the Woman's National a
sociation, in scsiiion here. Mr. Jones
soon came forward with an important
announcement "Tho friends of tho
regular order the silver bill," 6aid he
"have no wish to risk tho danger of an
extra session of congress. They
stated at the outset of the discussion
Lvent3 have shown that this danger
might be Incurred and that the groat
appropriation bills might be put in
jeopardy. For that reason the friends
of t ho silver bill have authorized me to
say that it will not be further pressed
at trio present session of congress."
Tho presiding ofii jer then presented
tho Wolcott silver resolution, after
which Mr. Cormun appealed to sen'
ators to stop tho fruitless discussion of
tho Wolcott resolution and to take up
the appropriation bills, which wore
demanding attention, it va3 hope
to pass tliem. lie inovod to take u
tlia Indian appropriation bill. M
Butler, in charge of tho pooling bill",
objected and duaiando.l a roll call
Tho motion prevailed 53 to 12.
The effect of the vote was to displace
t!ie silver bill as the unfinished bus;
ness aud to send it back to the calen
dar. The vote against the Indian aiv
propriation bill was not a test of
strength of tho pooling bill, as man
friends of that measure voted to con
sider tho Indian bill.' The Indian ap'
propriation bill being taken up, Mr
luggins continued his interrupted
speecii on finances.
' ' KANSAS U. A. li.
Tho Official l'rocrmmiio for tho Cotulr
Lavrsxcb,.- Kan., Feb. 20. The
9ilicial programme for thu state en
carnpment of tha G. A. R. and kindred
organizations, which will bo hold 1
this city the last of this month, has
just been issued. On Monday, FebrU'
ary 25, the committees of the various
organisations will meet, and the day
will be spent in assigning quarters for
the various delegations a3 they cotna
m. In the evening tho department
officers of the G. A. R. and W. 11. C. will
hold an open reception. Tuesday, the
20th, there will be gjneral assemblies
of all tho orders. In the afternoon the
G. A. E. and Sons of Veterans will
form in parade, and, with th
oiner organizations, will go
to the assembly hall of tho Kan
sas university, where formal welcom
iug exercises will be held. Addresses
will be delivered by Department Cora
mander Campbell, National Com
mandcr Lawler, of Illinois, and Na
tional Chaplain Uagerty, of St Louis,
Chancellor Snow, of the Kansas unl
versity, and others of prominence. In
the evening there will be two grand
campfires. Wednesday will be spent
in business sessions, and In the evening
there will be a ball given by the Sons
of Veterans and a reception by the
ladies of the G. A. U. Thursday will
be devoted to business and excursions
to Haskell institute, the United
States Indian industrial school located
here, the burial ground of the Quan
trell raid victims, and other places of
Interest about the city. In the evening
there will b an installation of the
newly elected officers of the organize
tions, closing the business of the en
carnpment It Is expected that there
ill be a large attendance at the en
carnpment from Kansas and other
BATTLE r'lELDH COMMISSION.
Hen Named to Locate Kansas Soldiers at
Chlckamauga and Chattanooga.
Topkka, Kan., Feb. 2a Gov. Morrill
this afternoon appointed Lieut. -CoL J,
L. Abernathy, of Leavenworth county;
Adjt. S. It. Washer, of Atchison county;
I'nvatp O. M. Johnson, of jSemahacoun
ty; Private F. H. Starns, of Brown coun
ty, and Capt. Leonard Aker, of Seward
county, to be the commission to locate
positions occupied by the Eighth Kan
sas regiment on the battlctiuUs of
Chickainanga and Chattanooga. All
were members of the Eighth Kansas
except Akers, who belonged to- the
One Hundredth Indiana. All partici
pated 111 the two battles.
Daughters of the Revolution Meet.
Wasuixotox, Feb. 20. The fourth
continental congress of the National
Society of the Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution opened yesterday in
the audience room of the church of
Our Father. The attendance of dele
gates vfas the largest in the history of
the society, there being fully 300 repre
sentatives of local chapters. In the
absence of the president-general, Mrs.
Stevenson, wife of the vice president,
Mrs. Mary L. Lock wood, of Washing
unseat anace and Other Cmnee cuaimit
Oatraxee Many Soldiers I'.lown I'p.
Hoxo Koxu, Feb. 20. Tho British
cruiser Mercury was called to tho Island
of Formosa Monday, to check tho no
torious robbers known as Black Flags,
who were com.nittiag outrages. The
disturbances on the bland are increas
ing, and have become so bad that the
merchants arc alarmed and arc leaving.
An explosion in tho magazine of the
fort of Takao, a treaty port on the
southwestern coast of the island, killed
,000 Chinese soldiers attached to the
fort and injured many others. A squad
ron of Japanese war ship Is patrolling
THE PACIFIC. DEBT.
Another Proposition Mada to
CLEVELAND TO GO HUNTING.
Secretary Carlisle' Also Intends to Leave
Washington for Rest Prohibiting1
the Liquor Traffic The ItlgUt
Washington, Fob. 00. Several mem
bers of the houso pacific railroad com
mittee gave a hearing yesterday to the
representatives of tho Union apd Cen
tral Taciflc roads,- concerning the
proposlti6n , that the government ac
cept the principal of its debts in full
payment of its claims upon the roads.
In the courso of the discussion Mr.
Mora wot s declared that thf Union Pa
ci tip must be reorganized'; that its con
tinuance under present conditions was
impossible.; Chairman' Reilly proposed
to tho representatives of the companies
a new plan for the settlement of their
debts which 13 practically a variation
of the Reilly bill. lie proposed that
instead of raising tho first mortgage
debts and extending the government's
debt the companies should pay tho
principal of the government debt into
the treasury, and that the interest on
the government debt should be extend
ed, and the first raortgngo debt should
bo extended under the terms of the
Reilly bill, to bo paid in installments
through n period of fifty years, with
interest at 3 per cent. This change
could bo made without financial com
plication, because tho amount of the
first mortgage and government mort
gage (the principals) are tho saiuo
?:i:i,0()0,000. The apparent ability and
willingness of the companies to rnisc
tho principal of the government debt
suggested the feasibility of the change.
By this plan about S20,0()0,000, in round
numbers, would bo paid into tho treas
ury, tho balance of tho principal being
covered by the sinking fund, which
amounts to about SH,0'JO,000.
The representatives of the Union and
Central Pacific took the suggestion un
der consideration, and will give their
views on it in a few days. .
both to take a rest.
Washington, Feb. 20. Both the
president and Secretary Carlisle in
tend leaving Washington for a'rest al
most Immediately on the adjournment
of congress. The president will proba
bly go to North Carolina on a duck
hunting trip. He will likely take a
party of friends with him, and will bo
gone probably a week or ten days.
Secretary Carlisle has not yet fully ma
tured his plans, but it is expected that
he will be absent at least three weeks or
a month. The secretary did not take
any vacation last summer, and his close
attention has left him in Imperative
need of rest.
PnoiHBITINO THE I.lljlOK traffic
Washington, Feb. 20. Represents
tive lllalr, of New Hampshire, yester
day introduced a resolution in the
house proposing an amendment to the
constitution of the United States pro
hibitlng the liquor traffic in the United
States. The resolution is introduced
by "request of the general officers
of the World's and National W. C T.
U.," and as the legal expression of the
polyglot petition just presented to the
tug right or franchise.
Washington, Feb. 2a Represcnta-
tlve W. A. Stone, of Pennsylvania, yes,
terd ay proposed a constitu tional amend'
ment prohibiting the states from grant
ing the right of franchise to any person
not a citizen of the United States.
Khedive Marries Ills Slave.
Cairo, Feb. 20. The khedive signed
a marriage contract with his favorite
slave yesterday in the presence of the
Egyptian ministers. Tills act consti
tutes a marringo to tho slave and there
be no public ceremony.
A. Fellows, a druggist of lliaUvillo.
Kan., died very suddenly.of heart fail
urd at Fort Scott.
II. Clay l"ark, for many years editor
of the Atchison (Kan.) Patriot, ha.
resigned his position.
Senator Jones failed to secure a vote
on his silver bill before that body ad
ourned on Tuesday night
Fire destroyed the mercantile estab
lishment of Abe Cunningham, at Coun
cil Grove, Kan., causing a loss of 8,000.
Secretary Carlisle, in reply to a sen
ate resolution of inquiry, says there is
now no necessity for legislation author
izing the issue of bonds.
Tho narrowness of the liberal ma
ority in the British house of commons
is said to forestall a political crisis in
Great Britain in the near future.
Tho committee of ladies from the
National W. C T. U. presented thr
monster polyglot temperance petition
to President Cleveland on the 19th.
The senate passed a bill to reimburse
Postmaster Hart, of Sedalla, Ma, for
United States money lost through fail
ure of the national bank at Sod alia.
Samuel Cowles, aged 77 years, was
murdered in Marion county, Ark., by
his wife, aged 73 years, who used a
harrow tooth to accomplish the deed.
It is rumored in Texas railway
ircles hero that the Rock Island will
shortly begin work on an extension of
It line west from LlbcraL Kan..
hroujh northwest Texas to tba coal I
fields of 1 Paso.
Petitions for and Agalnfit Prohibition-.
Conference Committee on the Appellate
Toi'EKA, Kan., Feb. 20. The senate
passed Senator Jumper's bill reducing
railroad passenger rates from 3 to 3
cents a mile, and prohibiting tho issu
ance of passes to public officials. The
vote was 22 to 10. .The test book bills
were knocked out in committee of ths
A concurrent resolution by Senator
Leedy calling upon the governor and
the attorney-general for the enforce
ment of the anti-trust law wasadopted.
Tho resolution recites that no prosecu
tion has ever been made under the
law, although Its provisions have been
Senator Brown introduced a joint
resolution to submit to tho people a
proposition to amend the constitution
so as to prohibit the use of railroad
passes by public officials. ,
The senate, in committee of the
whole, made a favorable report on
Senator Varkur'8 bill providing "that
whenever a tax deed shall have been
issued more than five years on any
lands and the holder thereof shall not
bo in possession thereof, and shall not
have bpgun an action for tho posses
sion of such 'land, or having begun
such action shall have failed therein,
tho owner of sucli land, if he bo in pos
session, may maintain an action to
quiet the title thereto against the
holder of such tax deed, and may have
the tax deed cancelled."
A bill was adopted, after considera
ble amendment, which appropriates
$10,000 for irrigation experiments in
western Kansas. Experiments are to
be made under supervision of a board
composed of the chancellor of tho state
university, the president' of tho agri
cultural college, the secretary of tho
state board of agriculture and one
member to be appointed by the gov
ernor and one by the senate, who are
to receive actual expenses incurred.
The bill fixing telegraph tolls was
also passed. If the house agrees to
tills measure telegraph companies may
charge but 13 cunts for each ten words
for a distaneo of 200 miles and J cant
for each additional word, For any dis
tance over 200 miles the rato is fixed at
20 cents for each ten words. For news
papor dispatches the rate for day mes
sages is fixed at , cent per word and
for night messages l-ll cent.
The senate tabled tho house resolu
tion for a joint assessment and taxa
Mr. Veale, of Shawnee county, pre
sented a petition to the houso signed
by 32.124 voter of the MtnV prafinif
for the resubmission of the proiiioiliou
question to a vote of tho people. Fol
lowing the presentation of this peti
tion Speaker Lobdull laid before the
houso a remonstrance against resub
mission signed by 23,000 voters.
The house recelvod a message from
the senate announcing that that body
had refused to concur in the house
amendments to the Dillard appellate
court bill. The house voted to be
equally stubborn and tho speaker wa
directed to appoint a conference com
mittee. The house by resolution set the rail-
road fight for .4 o'clock Monday after
noon, when the bills giving increased
powers to the state board of railroad
commissioners will be the special or
der. Mr. Coi'e special findings bill, which
was defeated yesterday and left hang
lng in uncertainty on a motion to re
consider, was given a new lease of life
this afternoon, tho house voting to re
commit it to the coinmltteo of the
AX AID FRAIj'O PUNISHED.
Peoplo of Platto County, Mo., Whlpu Mam
Who Imposed on Tliem.
Lirerty, Mo., Feb. 20. The neonle
of Platte county have been badly im
posed ou by two men who came from
McCook, Neb., soliciting aid for tha
sufferers. They secured money and
two car loads of supplies, pocketed the-
money and also appropriated the food
and other articles received.
One of tho men, Peter McDonald.
came back to Platte county a few days
ago, not knowing that his fraud had
been discovered. A "committee"
promptly waited on him and he was
taken out, and after first being "strung
up" a few times, was whipped by the
men, who formed a circle around him.
no was then escorted to a railway sta
tion and told to take the first train for
other parts. He did.
The Kansas Quarantine Line.
Topkka. Kan., Feb. 2a The gov
ernor and the members of the sanitary
commission yesterday agreed on a new
line of cattle quarantine. The lin
differs somewhat from that made by
the national government The stato
line places Cherokee county, Kan., in
the "safe" district It also include
Greer count)', Ok., and excludes five
counties of Arkansas.
No Reprieves Without Just Cause.
Dk.nvkr, Col., FeU 2a Gov. Mcln-
tyre has positively announced that he
will Issue no reprieves for condemned
murderers unless good reason for so
doing is shown, and fourhangings wi'.l.
take place in the state prison at Canon
City next month. One of the men Is
Thomas Jordan, who. was repeatedly
reorieved bv Gov. Waite.
1 TVwWv.of Missouri.introuuceu u
hill in the house to pension T. Brewer,
Thlrty-tlrst regiment, Missouri. .
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