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FRIGHTFUL WRECK IN DEAD MAN'S CUT. OK. TWO KILLED AUD SIXTEEN INJURED. A Sooth Bound Passenger Going at High Kate of Speed Crashed Into Un Stock Train, Kesoltlng In Death, and Destruction The Engines Struck Full Bead oa Seventy Cattle Killed. Guthrie, Ok., Feb. 19 The most disastrous railroad wreck known on this division in many years occurred at midnight Saturday on the Santa Fe at the curve known as "Dead man's Cut," five miles south of Guthrie and a half mile north of Seward. It was caused by a terrific collision between the south-bound Santa Fe passenger train and the north-bound stock ex press and', was due, it is said, to the engineer of the freight placing a wrong construction on his orders. Two men were killed and sixteen in jured, seven seriously. Seventy head of cattle were killed and 840,000 worth of rolling stock was destroyed. The dead are: Charles Upleby, engineer freight train, of Arkansas City. Patrick Coldron, fireman on pas senger train, of Arkansas City. Injured trainmen A. Hahn, Pur cell, legs crushed; Mail Clerk Hutch ins, Topeka, Kan., head badly cut; Express Messenger R. D. Deagle, body badly bruised; Passenger Conductor Edward Kitchen, of Arkansas City, hand mashed and body badly bruised; James Moorman, of Arkansas City, freight conductor, arms broken; Bag gageman 'George Neville, Newton, Kan., badly scalded; Roadmaster McKlnney, Wichita, Kan., terribly . bruised; A. J. Graves, of Purcell, freight brakeman, arms disl. id. Passengers injured Harry . wer, Kansas City, cut in neck and : ie; L. B. Weidenheimer, Fort Worth. i'uxas, badly cut on face and body; Mrs. Agatha Hardy, St. Louis, Ma, face cut by glass; Associate Justice Scott, of Oklahoma supreme court, bruised; John Hock Ardmore, cut by flying pieces of glass; ex- District Clerk R. L Collins, of Enid, legs badly bruised; Bridgemen John J. English and U. A. Sprow, bodies lacerated. The stock train had been made up at Purcell and Engineer Upleby had received orders to sidetrack at Sew ard and wait for the south bound pas senger. According to the stories told by his brakemen, the orders were misinterpreted and the train of eigh teen cars loaded with Texas cattle owned by Harry Trower passed Sew ard at a flying rate. As soon as the passenger engineer sighted the freight rounding the curve at Dead Man's cut he immedi ately reversed his engino, but he was too late. The crash was a terrific one. Both engines Jstruok head on and were completely demolished. Both the engineer and fireman of the passenger jumped the former es caped but the latter, Pat Coldron, was caught in the flying debris and scalded. His death agonies were awful. The mail and baggage cars of the passenger left the track and were smashed.but luckily the coaches kept the track and 'the passengers were but slightly hurt. The messen ger and baggagemen, however, were severely hurt Six cattle cars left the track and almost every head of stock in them were either killsd or injured. It is estimated that sevehty head of cattle were killed. .Immediately after the wreck trainmen walked to Guthrie and took a yard engine to the scene of the wreck. The killed and wounded were placed on board the coaches and the train was brought back to Guthrie at 2:50 o'clock yesterday morning. Freight Engineer Upleby remained with his engine and was horribly mangled while his fireman, A. Hahn, jumped and escaped with a broken arm. The scene at the wr.'ck is terrible Engines, cars, rails, ties and dead cattle are jumbled together in an un recognizable mass, with the bellows of dying cattle adding distress to the scene. Both engines were totally de molished and all togethsr the loss of rolling stock will reach 840, OOu SHOT IN HIS CELL. A Hob of Masked lieu Kill a Negro Murderer at Kingston, Mo. Kingston, Mo., Feb. 19. About 2 o'clock yesterday morning a mob of masked men, supposed to be negroes from Hamilton, surrounded the sher iff's house and jail here, caught and bound Sheriff Goldsworthy, whose deputy was away, took the keys from him and gained entrance to the jail corridor with the avowed purpose of taking out and hanging George Tracy, a negro who shot and killed his-wife at Hamilton, in this county, on the morning of January 30- On the inside the mob were unable to get into the steel cell in which he was confined with two other negro prisoners. Tracy crawled under his bed, and the mob began shooting through the bars of the cell door, and succeeded in putting six bullets into his body, killing him instantly. The sheriff made all tho resistance he could but was overpowered. The two prisoners in the cell with Tracy escaped unhurt. Tracy was a bad character aud had lately served a jail sentence here for shootiDg a negro man. He had some years ago lost both his legs just below the knee, be ing run over by a train which he was trying to board to escape some Kan sas officers. Twenty-One Tear In the Pen. Litti.f. Rock, Ark., Feb. 19. Jack McGulre, who murdered Jacob Woads in this city last March, has been found guilty and punishment fixed at twenty-one . years in the peniten tiary. McOuire confessed the crime to his sweetheart the day after the murder and it was her testimony that convicted him. The ease was tried iu Perry county on a change cf venue. MADGE YORKE SHOT. . A. Well Known Aotrese Foully M or dered In Her Boom. Philadelphia, Feb. 19. Madge) Yorke, a soprano singer with the "Baggage Check" company, was shot and almost instantly killed last night at Zeiss' hotel in this city, by James P. Gentry, a comedian of Collier's "Back Number" company. Gentry escaped, and up to a late hour had not been captured. Charles T. Blaney, author of the "Baggage Check," and Manager Cooper said that It was generally un derstood that Gentry and the girl were engaged to be married, and no motive for the deed other than a fit of jealousy can be Imagined. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS NOTES. The whisky trust will be reorgan ized. Thp Brooklyn trolley strike has been officially declared off. Fort Scott, Kan., saloons and gam bling houses have been closed. Eugene V. Debs says that his con spiracy trial will never be resumed. Frank Evans stabbed Ed Martin to the heart at Hot Springs, Ark., over a trivial matter. Great preparations are being made at Lawrence, Kan., for the state O. At It. encampment. Sevellon A. Brown, for a great many years chief olerk of the state department, is dead. It is not likely that congress will do anything with the Pacific road question this session. The Florence and Cripple Creek raidroad has been sold to a Boston syndicate for 82,000,000. The United- States is prosecuting George Lydick at Duluthfor the theft of 2,300,000 feet of lumber. Congressman Bland will go on a silver" lecture tour in Colorado and other Western states in April Democrats in the senate are appre hensive that some of the appropria tion bills will not get through. Chief Justice Horton of Kansas de clares that he has no intention of re signing his place on the bench. A new dynamite gun has been tested which throws a projectile of 2,000 pounds nearly nine miles. The Republicans of Moberly, Mo , have nominated a full city ticket for the first time in the city's history. Dominick McCaffrey, the once well known pugilist, is in a New York hos pital suffering from blood poisoning. Hon. C. N. Clark,' who defeated Congressman Hatch, thinks Missouri can be safely counted as a Republican state. Admiral Ting, Commodore Liu and General Chang, Chinese, killed them selves because of the defeat at Wei-Hai-Wei. Two Covington, Ky., boys, Charles Ansory, aged 9, and Louis Bosom, aged 10, skating on the Licking, foil in and drowned. It is announced that Hon. W. L. Wilson has been tondered by the re gents the position of president of the University of Texas which offer he has now under consideration. As a result of the grand jury inves tigation, Isaiah H. Bradbury, a negro ontician ana nxer, nas ieit tvansas itv. and his whereabouts are un- I known. He is wanted by the authori ties. David Wetzel, one of the mo st dis tinguished ministers of the Christian church, died in San Francisco. He had been pastor at several points in Illinois, at Hutchinson, Kan., and Oakland, Cal THE MARKETS. Kansas ClTV, Ma, Feb IS Iteoolpts ot wbiat to-day, 12 oars: a year a to, til oar.) Car lots by sample oa traok, Kansai City, at the close were quoted nominally as follow: No 2 bard, 52a: No. S hard, Mo: No 4. hard, SUo. rejeoted, 47c: No. 3 red. 52o N a .8 red. 51o No. 4 red Mo: rejected 47.2480 Receipts of corn to-day, 49 oars a year ago, 83 car Sales by sample oa track, Kansas City; No 2 mixed corn. I cars 40c, IS cars 400: No 3 mixed, 1 car 3840: No. 4 mixed, nominally 38c: No. white, 13 cars 40',o. No. 8 white, 2 oars 40c. Oats Were unchanged There was not much demand Receipts ot oats to-day ,3 cars; a yearsgo.U cars Sales by sample on traok. Kansas City: No 2 mixed oats, 1 car W4c, No. 3. nominally, 27H!&ta: No 4 nominally, 27o No 2, white oals, nominally Uo No 3, whlto, nomlnallly, 90a Bri-Firms Na 2, nominally, 52c: No. 3, 48a Flaxsikd-DuU' nominally, I.30U3I, ac cording to billing Bhan Dull, 64lMo per owt sacked Corn Chop Dull, 770o per cwt saoked Hat Receipts. 41 ears. Tho market wai steady- Timothy, fancy, til 60. choloe, ttWM): No. 1. t7.W2 blover, mixed, V& low tirade, it&T.bO. (anoy prairie, t8i8 5J; choice 737.. No. 1, 1038 . No. 2, 5ua o.5j: packing hay, t3.5J30. ChloafO Board ot Trade. Chicago, Feb 19 The folio win r table shows the rane of prioes for aotlva future i on the board of trade to-day: Febli Op'ndHift Lost F Wheat Feb 48 Wi 4 boh 49H May 624 6i 61 .t 62S July 63 63 , 63 WH 63 1 COIIIC Feb 43H 42 42 424 43f May 44', 44S 4JS 44 S 44 July 43 U4 43 S 44S 44 Oats Feb t8 18 ss 18 i7 May m 1 28 July 271, 2Tij 87 27H 27 Pons Feb 10 lu 10 10 10 10 10 10 1 BO Mav 10 07 10 30 11)0710 30 10 12 Lard Feb 0 40 (to lu (40 e 40 Mar 390 1 60 654 B SKlUS Feb 1 17 5 17 3 17!4 6 17 6 10 Mar 3 27 6 36 5 27 3 6 27 July 4 H 5 47 6 42 S 47', 3 4 Live Stock. Kaxsas Cttt, Ma. Feb 19. Cattle Re tolptt. 3,63) calves, 41 shipped yesterday. I Hftc.ittle. The receipts were ratber llsrbt and the market opened active and luchiiher on nourly every thin. The supply was lar.e Ir In the quarantine dlrluon. Dre.scd beef and export steers, f3.4334.8l; nam nnd heifers, t2.2V3 00 Wettern steers, v 2. 4 16 Texas and Indian steeri. 2 1120: docker and feeders. 22nj3. mixed, 33.8 ,.), Uo S Receipts to-dar, 4,036 shipped yes terday. 1,039 Tbe market was active and 3 unnM hl.'ber on all weWhts. The supply was II :bt and packers were out early and eager to ijD The top was Hut and the bulk f3.ro to W against l tor top and 31 7 J to U8J (or bulk Saturday. Sheep Receipts since Saturday, 2 301 hlnpod Saturday, 6X1 The market was teiJy with Saturday's cloie, but trade was ',ow. The run was light betas' less than six lo.id. One thousand he-vd were billed direct tn Swift and two cars had been sold Saturday. 1 note on the market were all Western fed. T.ie followini are representative sales: t 9 Mexican yearling, 4 lbs 4 15 211 Mexican yearlings, (2 lbs 4 15 to limbs, 86 lbs 35) -29 Iiuh, 92 lb t 40 I IHI. Ufflli. THE WASHINGTON CONVEN TION CONVENES. HAS, OYER 6,000,000 SIGNATURES. The Huge Document to Be Laid Before Congress and the Fresldent It Has Journeyed Around the World nd Bat Been Signed by Peo ple of AU Nationalities Text ot tbe Petition. Washington, Feb. 10. The Metro politan Methodist church was be comingly decorated to-day in honor of the convention of the W. C 'I'. U. Mrs. M. E. Griffith, president of the district branch, welcomed the dele gates and Mrs. Clara C Hoffman of Kansas City, recording1 secretary of national union, responded. Prayer service followed. The principal object of the gather ing is to call the attention of congress and the president to the polyglot pe tition which has arrived after a jour ney around the world and bears the signatures of more than 6,000,000 of people of all nationalities. It reads as follows: For God and Home and Every Land. Polyglot petitions of the World's Wo man's Christian Temperance Union: Addressed tq the Governments of the World: Honored rulers, representa tives and rulers: We, your petitioners, although belonging to the physically weaker sex; are strong of heart, to live our homes, our native lands and the worlds of nations. We know that clear brains and pure hearts make honest lives and happy homes, and that by these nations prosper, and the time is brought nearer when the world shall be at peace. We know that indulgence in alcohol and opium and in other vices which disgrace our social life, makes misery for all the world, and most of all for us and our children. We know that stimulants . and opiates are sold under legal guaran tees, which makes the government partners in the traffic, by accepting as revenue a portion of the profits, and we know with shame that they are often forced by the treaty upon populations either ignorant or un willing, to know that you might do much, now left undone, to raise the moral tone of society and render vice difficult We have no power to pre vent these great iniquities beneath which the whole world groans, but we have power to redeem the honor of the nations from indefensible com plicity. We therefore come to you with the united voice of representative women of every land, beseeching you to raise the standard of laws to that of Chris tian morals, to strip away the safe guards and sanctions of the state from the drink traffic and the opium trade and to protect our homes by the total prohibition of this curse of civilization throughout all the terri tory over which your government ex tends. THE SENATE WILL DO LITTLE. No Frospeot of Financial Legislation in View of the House's Action. Washington, Feb. 16 Opinions in the senate vary as to the influence of the result of the vote in the house upon the bond bill upon tho future course of the senate on the financial question. The most generally ex pressed opinion on the Republican side is that the effect will be to ren der unnecessary and futile any effoit to take up the financial question, while Democrats generally express tbe belief that the action of the house will not control the movements of the senate in any way. Lower Salaries at Once. , Topeka, Kan., Feb. 16. The Bal linger fee and salary bill was recom mitted to the house committee of the whole for the purpose of allowing fun ther discur.slon of section 43, which, as originally adopted by the commit tee of the whole, provided that tha bill should iro into effect upon publi cation in the official state paper. Friends of some of the county officers whose salaries had been reduced were desirous of putting the time off until January, 18U6, but after wasting more than an hour the committee de cided to make no change, and the bill was so reported back to the house. Certain Women Favored. TorEKA, Kan., Feb. 18. In the sen ate - Mr. Parker of Johnson county, introduced a bill to con fer the right of suffrage on Althea Briggs Stryker of Great Bend, Mrs. C. A. Moss of Allen and Miss Eva Harding, Miss C. E. Pur viance, Mrs. L. D. Whittimore, Mrs. J. E. White, Gracia Potts. Mrs. T. a Lyon, Mrs. William D. Church and Mrs. D. F. Nichols of Topeka. He asked leave to have the bill ad vanced to second reading, but the motion was not sustained and the measure will take the regular course. Married While Parents Were Away. Lawrenck, Kan., Feb, 16. Will Scott, a Western Union telegraph operator, and Miss Nellie Roussell were married quietly. Wednesday night The bride is the daughter of Mr. Ed Roussell, general secretary of the Fraternal Aid association, He and his wife were attending the gen eral council of tbe order in St Joseph. School Children Froien. Parsons W. Va., Feb. 16. Word has reached here that two school children, brother aud sister, aged 10 and 13 years, were found frozen to death in Clover district this county. They were found locked in each other's arms, and the brother had wrapped his sister in hi coat To for Adjutant General. Tofika, Kan., Feb. 16. Governor Morrill haa nominated Simeon E. Fox of Manhattan, for adjutant general in place of A. J. Davis, Populist. KANSAS LEGISLATURE. Feb. a The house passed tbe bill abolish leg the office of commissioner of elections la cities of the first class. The committee on Judiolary recommended that the Hackbusch bill, repealing the metropolitan police law. be passed A similar bill was defeated In tbe senate last week. The committee on banks and banklnr recommended that Mr. Louh's bllL abollshin; the three days of grace on notes, drafts, checks, acceptances and other evldenoos of Indebtedness, be passed The committee on judloisry recommended that the bill repealing the mortgage redemp tion law be passed. The committee also made a favorable report on the senate resolu tion tor a constitutional convention. The house, In committee of the whole, recom mended frr passage Mr. Sutton's bill to ex tend or refund the bonded lndedtedness of the state, maturing Maroh 15, 1895, and July I, 18D& The senate spent almost the entire day In considering tho maximum freUht rate bllL The measure contains 125 pages of printed matter. Three clerks were worn out reading It The governor sent In the name of William O. Bird of Kansas City to be labor commis sioner. Feb. 11 The house did not meet until 3 o'clock and the session was devoted almost entirely to a consideration of the Ballinger fees and salaries bilL The nrat section whioh re lates to the salarlos ot county treasurers, was dlscussod, but no agreement had been reached at 6 o'olock. when the bouse ad journed. The house held a night session for the consideration ot local bills. - ' The senate spe n a greater part of the after noon session In committee of the whole dis cussing the Housobolder bill tor the regulation of the charitable institutions ot the state The bill was favorably reported. Feb 14 In the senate passed a number ot appropriation bills. They provide for the ex penditure of (775,878, divided as follows: State horticultural society, 12.67J: ohlnch bug station, 11,50). industrial school for girls, 160,850 Topeka insane asylum. t2;3,Mj: Soldiers' orphans' home, H) 1, 8X1 stats normal school, 30,4M: state agricultural college, llu,60: Osawatomie asylum, 1302,(180. At tbe night session the maximum freight rate bill was taken up on third reading and passod. The nomination of George T. An thony for Insurance commissioner was con firmed by a vote ot.80 to 14. ; : The house passed the following bills:' Zlm merman's bill regulating and reducing print er's fees; Allen's bill providing for an annual settlement- between tbe county treasur ers of counties, . In whioh are cities ot tbe first class, and the various olty treasurers: also, his hill provid ing for the building and repairing of side walks: also, his bill reirulatinr the manner of assessments of benefits and damages in tak ing private property for publto use in cities of more than uOO inhabitants In committee of the whole Lambert' bill reducing the legal rate of interest from 10 to 8 per cent was de feated bv a vote of 62 to 49, after a spl lted debate The rest of the day was devoted to the bill regulatln? fees and salaries of county officers. At the hour of adjournment the house was still wrestling with the bllL Feb 13, -The house, In committee- of the hole. spent almost the entire day In the dis cussion of the Ballinster fees and salaries bill, and recommended Its passage - as amended. The measure contains forty two seotions and 0.000 words, It makes a general reduction of tbe salaries oft count? officers, althourh by the provisions or tno dui mo salaries oi omcers in some oi tbe counties are raised It is olalmedthat the bill It it becomes a law, will save the taxpay ers of the state 170,00 X Tbe senate decided to hold night sessions until adjolnuent ot the legislature. The maximum freight rate bill was passed by a vote of 24 to 10 Senatr Sternes Introduced a bill to per mit the use of slot maobines used exclu sively for the purchase and sale of cigars by dealers, drugvlsts and other persons or per sons engaged In tbe business ot retailing cliars to the public A number of private bills wore passed February 11 The house killed the senate Joint resolution for a constitutional conven tion by a vote, of 61 to M, after three hours of debate The house spent the greatea part of tho afternoon la a discussion ot the Price school book bill A committee was ap pointed to prepare a substitute bilL The house committees on judiciary state affairs and rallroats bavin? under consideration tbe several anti-pass bills, reported unfavorably on all of them In tho senate Brown Introduced a bill to apportion the state Into el.-ht congressional districts. This Is the fourth apportionment bill Introduced thus far in the session. The senate committee ot the whole recom mended for passage Senator Tay lor's bill creating a tax levy of 1100,000 a year for the state univer sity. The senate discussed Senator Leedy's bill to abolish the office of htate veterinarian. The bill with numerous amendments and sub stitutes was referred back to the com mittee on live stock with instructions to report at Its earliest convenience Senator Jumper Introduced a bill to prohibit mem bers of the legislature from holdln; any other state office Feh IS. In the house Mr Lambert of Lyon moved to recommit the bill, limiting the nnm berof special questions that cm be asked by either party In the trial of a civil action, back to the mmlttee of the whole for further dis cussion This bill provides, as It passed the committee that not over twenty-five special questions can be asked by either party to the suit After a long debate the house refused to recommit A numhr of bills of a local nature were introduced. The Bal Unzer fees and salaries bill was passed by a vote of 84 to 1H Those voting avalnst tbe measure were: Bender, Brown of Crawford, Bucklin, Compboll ot Doniphan, Forsythe, Hackbusch, Hart, Hill. Ingle, MoKlnnle, Metzler. Rothweiler, Seat on, Smith of Sher man, Trueblood and flllott The greater part of the day In the senate was spent In the committee of the whole, sen ator Sterne's bill, makinr It a misdemeanor for engineers, firemen, conductors or brakeman to leave a train except at the end of a division was favorably reported. Senator Landls Introduced a bill, ad vanced to Its final reading and secured Its passage all within five minutes This bill appropriates 16.3:11, whioh Is the amount ot state bounty due the Medlolne Lod e sugar manufaoturln; company, and divides the sum among thirty-four farmers who fur nished sugar cane to the milL This sum will pay about 6) per cent of the farmers' olaims. Senator Brown got a favorable report on his bill which puts a high tax upon cattle which are brought Into tbe state for grazing pur pojes. Congressman Long; Married. Paola, Kan., Feb. 12. One of the most brilliant social events of the season in this city, was the marriage yesterday of lion. Chester I. Long, congressman-elect from the Seventh district, to Miss Anna Bache of this place. Atchison's Gambling Plaees Closed. Atchison, Kan., Feb. 15. The three gambling houses and two polioy shops in Atchison have been closed and all the slot machines taken out of the stores. His Death Very Kuddea. Leavexwobth, Kan., Feb. 13. J. H. E. Wiegant, a leading merchant and one of the best known secret society men in the state, died sud denly at his home at 11 o'clock to day. There is a mystery surrounding his demise and many believe that it was a case of suicide. As late as Sunday he was enjoyintt the best of health and was in excellent spirits. Fox for Adjataat General. TontsA, Kan., Feb. 16. Governor Morrill has nominated Simeon E. Fox of Manhattan, for adjutant general In tlao. of A. J. Davis, Populist 1,11 Fill DEBATE. GRAY OF DELAWARE DEFENDS THE PRESIDENT. REPLIES TO ATTACKS MADE ON HIS. Mr. Stewart Criticises tha Bond Con tract and Declares There Is No Au thority In Lair for tha Transac tion The Delaware Senator Sbarply Rebukes Congress for Inaction. Washington, Feb; 1 19. The senate was the center of interest as a result of the warm discussion of the finan cial question and tbe personal criti cisms of the president Saturday, Mr. Vilas of Wisconsin had , a , roll of manuscript and a pile of books be fore him, ready to resume the finan cial debate where it was left off. Mr. Stowart of Nevada was the first to continue the criticism of the bond contract by calling up his resolution declaring that the government had no legal authority to buy gold coin in preference to silver coin for any cause whatever. He spoke of the humiliating position of the United States in being held by the throat by a gold i commission, which had the power to "coerce and squeeze" the country up to next October, when the contract expired. Mr. Gray of Delaware, who is rec ognized as close to the administra tion, expressed surprise that the sen ators from Massachusetts, Lodge, and Colorado, Wolcott and Teller, had gone so far out of their way to in dulge in a violent assault upon the executive. The president had per formed a duty incumbent on him by stating that the law was such that any evasion of it would have been a plain dereliction of duty. Con gress had made this law. It made it necessary to maintain the parity between the metals by redeeming in either. No sooner had congress assembled than the president applied to it concerning the financial conditions. A bill was formed on the lines suggested in that message, and the house saw fit to re ject it Again the president applied to congress. Mr. Gray read from the president's message urging patrlotio and unpartisan action to meet the emergency. "Does the senator think," inter jected Mr. Stewart, "that tbe presi dent bas re-established confidence in affairs by hiring the assistance ot a foreign syndicate?" CONGRESS SHARPLY BEDUKED. Mr. Gray said, he would fully con sider that point later. Proceeding with the-president's message, he read the specific statement that the law did not provide for bonds payable in gold. At that time Mr. Lodge had not complained of the condition clear ly set forth by the president, but had waited until now to present a scath ing denunciation. "Having thus ap plied to congress," continued Mr. Gray, "havinar thus presented the sit uation to both branches of congress in appeals almost pathetic in their earnestness the president was left alone to struggle with tbe condition and to meet it" The senator told of the tremendoui drains of gold from the treasury, running up to $7,000,000 in one week shortly before this contract waa made. From December 1 last up to the time of the contract 817,000,000 had been withdrawn and ot this only one-half was exported, showing that the other half was hoarded at home. "Has the senator lost sight of the fact," asked Mr. Wolcott, "that the secretary of the treasury has reported to us that he had used $105,000,000 of that gold for current expenses?" This did not divert Mr. Gray from his line of argument as to the gold withdrawals for export and for hoard ing at home. "Right here I want to ask," said Mr. Peffer, "is there any law which compels the secretary of the treasury to pay demand notes in gold instead of in silver?" "I have not said there was any auch law," replied Mr. Gray. "I know of no sach law. But the obligation to maintain the parity between metals makes it absolutely incum bent to treat these metals equally." Mr. Hill rose at this point to say that the question of Mr. Wolcott should not go unanswered. The sec retary of the treasury had not re ported to the senate that he had used $105,000,000 of the gold for current ex penses. Mr. Teller wanted to read the sec retary's report, but Mr. Gray would not yield. "And this drain of gold continued," resumed Mr. Gray, "until the sub treasurer at New York reported that they could not hold out another day. Then came the great question. Was the country to go to a silver basis be tween sundown and sunup or was it to secure the gold absolutely neces sary to maintain the parity and ex changeability between the two metals? What would you have said if the president had not met that emergency and performed his duty? Would we have heard such animadversions, such as those of Sat urday for not rescuing the country from the grave crisis then presented? Action was imperative and quick ac tion. It was to be done in the twenty-four hours. What time was there to advertise for bids for gold?" Mr. Gray forcibly urged the gravity of the condition which compelled speedy action and an appeal to those who had the gold. Mr. Wolcott here came forward with another question. "Does the senator know of any one other than Russell Sage who has hoarded gold?" Mr. Wolcott asked. "I do not," said Mr." Gray. "But I do not know Russell Sage or any of his kind, and it would be no pleasure if Id id." Mr. Gray then urged support of the Hill resolution for paying in the beat money in use. Mr. Gray declared that the real at tack on the credit of the country were not from the president, but from senators who proclaimed their criticisms to the world. Ho closed with much vigor. "We have been dumb during this grave emerg ency. We have left the president to fight this battle alone for the credit and honor of the United States. And the people of this country will not forget that the American congress deserted the president in the hour of trial" Mr. Sherman secured recognition after a brief attention to routine business and took up the thread of tbe financial debate, being accorded the closest attention. "The real question," said he, "is, shall this gov ernment pay its obligations in gold or in some other coia I wish to point out that in every act, every loan, every sale of bonds since 18(19, this government has demanded gold." Mr. Gray's statement that had it not been for the , bond contract the United States might have gone to a silver basis in twenty four hours created something of a stir. When asked about the matter after his speech he said that every thing that he had said on that point was substantially stated in a tele grom from the sub-treasurer in New York. TO MEET THE DEFICIENCY. Senate Appropriations Committee Pro vides for Certificates of Indebtedness. 'Washington, Feb. 19. The full senate committee on appropriations I to-day decided v to report an amend ment to the sundry civil appropria tion bill for 8100,000,000 of certificates of indebtedness of denominations of 820, to run for two years and draw , three per cent interest and to be good only for the purpose of supplying the treasury deficiency. '..'.. The amendment is regarded as a direct assault npon the president, and excellent opinion seriously questions whether he would sign as an accepta ble measure of relief one containing such an indirect affront. Mr. Reed says that, if the adminis tration is opposed to the provision, it will probably pass. The silver men say that they would resist it with the utmost endeavor. Mr. Bryan does not protest, that he would die, but does say that he would sit in his seat till noon of March 4 obstructively. Livingstone echoes the statement with effusive protestations ot de fiance. . MINERS COOPED UP BY FIRE. Six Hen Fatally Horned Little IIopo for Six Other Poor Fellows. Ashland, Pa., Feb. 19. In West Bear Ridge mine at Mahanoy Plane a gang of men were driving an air course when they broke through into a breast containing a large volume of gas. This was ignited by their lamps and an explosion followed, setting fire to the timbers, thus shutting off the means of escape. Six men have been taken out, all of them, it is feared, fatally hurt Six men are in the mine with but little chance ot getting out alive. ANOTHER JAPANESE VICTORY. , Fifteen Thousand Chinese Repulsed by General Nodsu at Hal Cheng. Yokohama, Feb. 19. A dispatch from General Nodsu, commander of the first Japanese army in Manchuria, dated February 16, says that 15,000 Chinese, with twelve guns, attacked Hal Cheng from the Lao Yang, New Chang and Jinkao roads. They were repulsed, leaving over one hundred dead. The Japanese loss was five killed or wounded. THE. HOME COMPANY WINS. Granite From Llano Connty, Texas, to Be I'sed In Kansas City's Building. Washington, Feb. 19. Secretary Carlisle awarded the contract for tbe construction of - the Kansas City federal building to tbe Dugan Cut Stone company of Kansas City on its bid of 8318,000, granite from Llano county, Texas, to be used. He di rected the contract to be made out at once. A Normal Student in Jan. Fort Scott, Kan., Feb. 19. S. H. Coffett, a young student of the Kan sas normal college, whose home is in Macon City, Ma, was arrested this morning by Deputy United States Marshal Lardner, charged with send ing scurrulous letters to Miss Crab tree, a student at the normal college at Great Bend. Coffett formerly at tended the Great Bend school and kept company with Miss Crabtree. He pleaded guilty to tho charge and was sent to jail to await sentence at the next term of court Suspension Day In the House. Washington, Feb. 19. This was- suspension day in the house. Under the rule, if a second was ordered, any b 11 could bo placed upon its passage after thirty minutes' debate. Several minor measures were then passed, as was also a bill to raise the rate of pensions of Mexican war veterans to 812 a month. Electrical Workers Locked Ont. New York, Feb. 19. Nine hun dred men of Local Union No. 3 of the Brothorbood of Electrical Workers in this city are locked out by the Elec trical Contractors' association, to head off a strike proposed by the workers. The fight is for a reduction of the working hours from nine to eight at S3 a day. Brooklyn Trolley Strike Cose S3.O0e.00 0 , Brookltx, N. Y., Feb. 19. The trolley strike which has lasted thirty four days, has cost an enormous amount of money. Three million dollars ia considered by those in volved a moderate estimate. Father M. A. Finn at Rest. Leavenworth, Kan., Feb. 19. Father M A. Finn, Catholic chaplain of the soldiers' home and of Vincent's orphan asylum, died yesterday morn ing at the orphan asylum of pneu monia. Xo Aetlon on the Teller BllL Washington, Feb. 19. The confer ence on the Teller bill ended without result Another meeting will be held and the conferrees will try to patch their differences. Detroit Saloons Closed. Detroit, Mich., Feb. 19. Owing chiefly to the efforts of the Civic Fed ratlon recently organized in this city, all the saloons in the city were closed yesterday.