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TUB OFFICIAL ORGAN . OF THE PEOPLE'S PARTY AND FARMERS' ALLIANCE OF RENO COUNTY. HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, THURSDAY NOON, FEB11UA11Y 28, 1895. N J. 26 VOL. 5. T F 1 f , When You Wish NEW WHITE GOODS AND NEW SUMMER DRESS GOODS Come to i. Di mities, Imported and Domestic, y Colored Swisses, Novelty, Swiss Stripes Swiss Mull. Fancy Organdy, Batiste Royale, Yenisse Organdi, Organdi Lissc, Princess Jaconat, 7 Csr . rt T Crepe Grenadine and many other new and pretty tilings not men tionedall shown in "Our White Goods Department" ' SEE 8 PIECES 36-INCH Swiss Drapery AT 1 5c YARD. IP. MARTIN ONE PRICE Hutchinson, EDWARDS &G0., Groceries, Coal andi Feed. 493 and 405 No. No. MaU. Down town yards at 12 Sherman East, Smith & Miller's oln stand. All Kinds of Coal. Farmers' Trade Solicited. Our weights guaranteed. B- CITY DINING HALL BEST DODLAB DAY HOU8E IN THE CITY. Special rates to regular borders, nioe rooms, clean beds and the tables furnished with the txBt the market affords. L. FELLERS, Prop., Ill E. Sherman, - Hutchinson, Kaa "jy O. FAIRCHILD, .literacy at Law, Boomi 11 and 13, McCurdy Block, corner of Main and Sherman. PLOUGH ft.KVBBIST, Attoraera t Law. Offlce Boom Xi IIIGLEY BTIILDB'G. VmM. Devier wants to bny and will pay the bipheH market price tor cane, or millet seed, kaffircora and any kind vt maiKetttble garden of deld sr-Hs. 25-lf. to See .1 Victoria- Lawns, Blade Lawns, Novelties, L'Euipress Linen, , Loretto, Crepe Striped Novelties, Siik Striped Crepon, Cordelle Marquaise, Promina Organdy, Montilla stripes. CASH HOUSE, Kansas. Colder tonight And Friday Reads the weather bulletin placed on the boards at noon to day. While the mercruy may fall a notch or two, it is not to be compared with the fall in the price of groceries since Winnie & Silsbee; adopted their cash plan, Read These Prices: M lha rranulsted su"iir for si oo MokaaU package coffee pcrpackace.'.".'. -m 7barLnoxaopfor.... . . 8 burs Pearl, Whlto BuMlan, "cVa'i peite or " Klrke homo mad aoap for r, qta crvoberrle for " 8 com adonla w et corn for o JcanaKaw Vully wax beans for.'.'.'!.' .a, fane Osage tomatoes for o f lb while navy beans for... . 'jw Royal DakSnif Powder, 1 Ibcun...".;!" "jft Dr. Price Halting Powder, 1 lb. cana Uu 4 lb crackers for ja ,jj 2 j,indi? Vkngti at nrices correspond- We are still selling. Fine Colorado'Potatoes per bu . . . . 6oc nACSTEAD FLOUR. Cream of Kaasss, p,r ack lrc Checkmate, per sack " 8oo Boss Patent, per sack ma Trne Grit, per sack ao, 24 lb 8ok ofGrahsm 40? Bran per tack 8-c Jacob Dold's Sugar furedUamV. per pound ' ji Jacob Dold's Sugar Cured 'break'- fsst Bacon, per pound Hc Enehsh Bellies, Sugar Cured, per pound m Dry Bait Aleats, 8 pound fur. . . .". 23o beuVsYhnwV.!? fonB"ln t'ot li'elyf Tt IVinne & Silsbee, CASH GROCERS. I 23 Sbnth JI,ia st , EatcLinon. Tele- PANIC-STEICKEN. Fire Starts In a Building In the Fac tory District at Chicago. CHILDREN TRAMPLED DOWN. Two Hundred Children In Building Near ' to the I'lamea Make a Mad Rush to Get Out Eleven Picked Up Unconscious. CniCAGO, Feb. 27. Fire started about 9 o'clock to-day in the . heart of the west Bide factory district in the five Stony ao. 'Amino itMuh( t tii taatfe Jefferson street In the buRd ing were the Kaestner knitting works, the Pioneer Paper Co., and the Bach & Hertz Feather Co. The building was orowdod with men and women employes and the rapid spread of flames resulted in a panic in which loss of life was narrowly averted. About 100 women and girls, in addi tion to a large number of' men and boys were at work, and in the stampede many were knocked down and badly bruised. The women were rescued by the firemen and it is thouorht no one was killed.. The burning building was flanked on either side by big manufactories, and soon the efforts of the firemen were di rected entirely to fighting the spread of the flames, the Kaestner building being beyond help. The flames, how ever, spread to the south portion of the Crane elevator works. A brisk wiud fanned the flames and the loss to the elevator company was heavy. Five dwellings which were clustered in the vicinity were totally destroyed, and the flying embers started numerous small fires in buildings several blocks away, but these were all put out. "A panic which probably resulted in the loss of lite occurred in the Lancas ter caramel factory on Harrison street several block4 from the fire. Two hundred and twenty children were at work in the factory and when the flunes from the Kaestner building were seen some one sounded an alarm. A wild rush for the exits followe.4, the children becoming crazed with terror. They rushed down the stairways, trampling under foot those who had fallen, and several boys jumped from second story windows. Help was sum moned and eleven children were res cued, unconscious, by tho ambulances. It was feared that three of them were fatally injured. The firo was pronounced under con trol at 11 o'clock, having been confined to the Kaestner building and the south portion 'f the Crane elevator works. The total loss will probably not ex ceed 8300,000, well covered , by in surance. HISTAKKN FOK A MUUQLAR. A St. Joseph Girl Dangerously Wounded by Hep Brother-ln-Law. St. Joskpii, Ma, Feb. 27. Mrs. Rob ert Craig was awakened early this morning by strange noises in the house and screamed at the top of her voice, telling her husband there were bur glars in the house. Craig caught sight of a human figure in the hallway and fired. The person proved to be Mrs. Craig's sister, and is dangerously wounded, the ball from the revolver striking her in the side. She had been awakened by her sister's screams and was going to her room. There were burglars in the house but they escaped during the excitement. FORTY MINERS PROBABLY DEAD. An Explosion Occurs In a Shaft at CerrlUoa, M. M.-One Bodr Found. CERitn.r.os, N. M., Feb. 27. An ex plosion in the White Ash coal mine here to-day has closed the entrance. Forty men are inside. A driver has been found dead near the mouth of the tunnel. Dense smoke is issuing from the air shaft, indicating that the interior of the mine is burning. Up to 2 o'clock no one had been rescued. Over half of the men employed in the mine have families, and they are surrounding the entrance. Indian Territory Bandit Bun Down. ' Ciiecotah, L T., Feb. 27. Detective Sam Farmer and party had a fight with the Ben Hughes gang of train robbers, in which Hughes was cap tured, one of his men wounded and "Snakehead," an Indian scout of Farmer's party, killed. Hughes -and his gang are the men who robbed the Pacific express car at Thurber Junc tion last October. Yellow Pine Lumbermen Combine. St. Lons.Feb. 27. Arkansasand Mis souri yellow pine lumber dealers have organized the Arkansas & Missouri Yel low Pine Lumber Ca, under the laws of the state of Illinois with a capital of $100,000,'10 per cent of which is paid In. The main yard will be located in East St Louis, while the offices of the company will be in St Louis. The Mexican Warship Safe. New Obleaxs, Feb. 27. The Mexican man-of-war, La Libertad, which was believed to have been lost during the recent northers on the gulf, being over due eleven days to-day, Is now anchored off the jetty channel, ont of coal and with her sails split She. will be towed to the city. Bcond Homestead Eatrlsa Allowed. Washington, Feb. 27. Senator Mar tin, from the committee on publia lands, to-day made a favorable, report gu tht bill llowl!r second horot- steact entry to an persons wno nave lost the lands formerly entered through no fault of theirs. Topoka's W liter Company Involved. Toi'KKA, Kan., Feb. 27. The Amer ican Trust Co. has sued the Topeka Water Co. for 81,080,000, and asked tho United States circuit court to appoint another receiver in the place of Ellas Summerfield. Insolvency Is alleged. Cherokee Jltll Mar Be Hanged. Foht Smith, Ark., Feb. 27. In the United States court to-day the jury re turned a verdict against the outlaw Cherokee Bill of guilty of murder. He received the verdict with a contemptu ous laugh. A. .. wAJCY-AUOffc N'retary Bdwarda Isiam a Otmptsr tsvtsis fcnnaas State CeuiuiU. Torr.KA, Kan., Fob. 27. The state council of tho American Protective as sociation has been chartered by the secretary pf state. The offices of tho council for the first year will bo at Kansas City. The oflloers of the coun cil are: President, L. It, Willetts, of Council Orove; vice president, A. D. Hubbard, of Topeka; secretary, F. II. Barker, Kansas City; treasurer, W. IL MuClure, of lola. TKLEui; u'inu iikkvi rim. . David Overmyer, the noted. Topeka, Kan., democrat, was tendered by Gov. Morrill the appointment of momber of the newly constituted appellate court, but declined. Thomas Kichikowa, a Japanese stu dent at Central college, Fayette, Mo., has been ordered home by his govern ment, as ho may bo needed in the Japan-China war, A statue of lien. Oraat will soon be placed in statuary hall at tho national capitol, and will represent him as he appearod nt the close of tho war in his dress as general of the army. By tho explosion of- a cylinder charged with carbonic acid gas at the laboratory of Smith, Kline & French Co.. Philadelphia, one person was in stantly killed and another fatally in jured. The assistant secretary of tho inte rior has decided that where the father and mother f a soldier are without property and tho father is unable to suppport tho family, the mother is de pendent within the moaning of the law. COUNCIL lf WOMEN OFFICERS. WA8UIXGTON, Feo. 27. L"ao bostnoss session of the National Council of Women was held yesterday. Several changes in the constitution were adopted, the principal one being the creation of two councils one general and the other state. New officers were elected as follows: President, Mary Lowe Dickinson, of New York, who is also president of the national organl ration of King's Daughters; vice pres ident at large, Rev. Anna B. Shaw, Philadelphia; corresponding secretary, Louise Barnum Bobbins, Michigan; first recording secretary, Emlline Bur llngaine Cheney, Maine; Becond record ing secretary, Mrs. Helen Finley Bris tol, Quincy, 111.; treasurer, Hannah J Bailey, Maine. KANSAS U. A. B. FACTS. Department Commander Campbell's Ad. dreas The Adjutant-Oeneral's Report. Lawkkhck, Kan., Feb. 27. Tho at tendance at the state O. A. B, encamp ment was largely increased to-day. The morning was taken up with busi ness meetings of the various organiza tions. In the O. A. R. session, Depart ment Commander Campbell read his annual report. This stated that amid the disheartening conditions which had prevailed throughout the country during the year just passed this department had held its own well. During the past year he traveled 24,000 miles and delivered forty-nine ad dresses. The national encampment amended rules and regulations so that a comrade might be reinstated in the post from which he was dropped by making a written statement to that effect and on receiving a majority vote of those present at any regular meeting upon the pay ment of one year's dues. A post other than the one -which dropped him must follow the usual formalities of requiring a petition and report of com mittees. The auxiliary of the W. R, C. had been of decided advantage to the order. Many of the posts In the Kan sas department could not exist with out the aid of the corps. The adjutant-general's report shows that the 444 posts in this department had mustered only 481 recruits during the first and 390 during the last six months' term 877 in alL December 31 there were 10,114 members in good standing 507 less than Decem ber 31, 1803. In suspensions and rein statements there was a net gain of 490 over the year 1993. During 1894 294 comrades died. For the past five years the average death rate was 143 in 10, 000, and for the five year previous eighty-eight in 10,000. .Mrs. Emma Wright, department pres ident of the Ladies' Aid society, re ported 2i. corps, with two disbanded during the past year, and the forma tion of five new societies. The total membership is 0,(5.'0. The cash for re lief, 82.387.C1; cash to posts, 81,518.43; other relief, 83,587.61; cash expended, 5194.03; toUU 87,217.14. The depart ment treasurer, W. R. C Mrs. Evelyn Bradford, reported receipts for the year, 8).893.!8; disbursements f 3,700.12; cash on band, fl.133.ia TTTl7 WrTTTTP ArTfTATi X1JJU J 1 ILL LIU illJJJ XXlli. An Effort to Commit the Democratic Party to Free Coinage. THE BIMETALLIC LEAGUE. Tbo Conference Seeking to Attain the Or. (anlsatlon of a National Silver Party to Force a tyralght-Ont Campaign. Washington, Feb. 27. Butineo mat ters on the floor of the house were overshadowed in interest yesterday by tits lojWsUoa ef a viUJtt wajreaseat to sssvsab sO0Cy ft tmvaMj rweaeertmra i 4r of a tnaaalal policy having the free coinage of silver for its keynote. For some time there has been a discussion carried on by the free silver leaders of the party over the practicability of a plan to unlto their, forces and toocrystallize their ideas into some sort of a platform or declaration. The net result has been the draft of a declaration ad dress "To the Democrats of the United States," and outlining a financial policy for the democratic party. This paper has been circulated on the ' dem ocratic side of the house, and is being vigorously discussed, with the object of obtaining the consensus of opinion of silver democrats upon its expres sions. The chief Instigators of the movement are Messrs. Bland (Mo.), Bryan (Neb.), Sibley (Pa.) and Coffeen (Wyo.). Thoir paper is at present but a tentative expression, they say, and not yet in form for publication, since none of its details have boon definitely agreed upon. In Bubstance it states the financial policy of the party is to be for the free coinage of gold and silver on terms of equality at the ratio of 10 to 1; for the issuo of all paper money by the govern ment without the intervention of banks, and opposition to uny issue of interest-bearinor bonds without the au thority of a special act of congress. Attontlon is called to a movement said to be under way through the efforts of the opponents of free silver in the par ty, to secure the election of gold men as delegates to party conventions, and particularly to the next national con vention, for tho nomination of a. single gold standard man for tho presidency. Democrats are urged to oppose the movement, and to see to it that none but free silver men are elected to the positions of influence in the party, and to represent them in all conventions. If supported by a majority of the party, and if congress can be pledged to a financial platform, it is intended to issue the manifesto to the demo crats of the United States within a few days. Representative Davis, of Kansas, who is a prominent populist, says that the more conservative third party men could adopt a platform for a national currency of gold, silver and green backs, with the single additional plank of government control of public works. BIMKTAlXIO LKAOUK COXFEBKNCK. Wabiiisotox, Feb. 27. The confer ence of members of the American Bi metallic league still continues in ses sion at the league rooms here, with prospects of still continuing in session several days yet Thero were about a dozen members present at yesterday's meeting, and this number fairly rep resents the average attendance since the conference began. It is understood that at the close of the conference a public announcement will be made of the conclusion reached, which it is be lieved will embody a call on the friends of silver throughout the country to or ganize and appoint delegates to a na tional convention to be called to meet during the coming summer or autumn. The great object which is sought to be attained is the organization of a na tional silver party, having only one plan, that of free and unlimited coin aire of silver, with a view to forcing a straight-out political campaign on this one issuo. OEN. 1IKAVMAM UK AD. The Friend of Lincoln Panes Away at a Klpe Old Ace. Kansas Citv, Ma, Feb.j27. Brevet Maj.-Gen. Mason Brayman died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Theodore Oowdy, in this city. He was 83 years old and his death was due to old age. On the breaking out of the war he at once of fered himself to his country. Oov. Yates gave him a commission as major of the Twenty-ninth Illinois volun teers, forming a part of Oen. McCler nand's brigade.. He participated in the battles of Belmont, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Corinth, Pittsburg landing, Jackson and Bolivar. On being mus tered out of service at the close of the war he was commissioned brevet major general. Gen. Brayman was an intimate per sonal friend of President Lincoln and Grant He knew Lincoln long before he was nominated for the presidency, and accompanied him to Washington when he was first Inaugurated. Dur ing Lincoln's term Gen. Brayman lived in Lincoln's house at Springfield. KOCH'S tlMfH FOB INSANITY. Aa Austrian Professor Claims to Cars Lunacy with Tuberculins. Loxdox, Feb. 27. The Chronicle's Vienna correspondent says: Prof. Wogner.of Vienna university, expound ed a cure for insanity to the medical society yesterday. He Injected Koch's Miberculine, causing a fersr, after Iwhieu the insanity aiminisneo. M rnr,iBtfd the treatment a few times. each Injection lessening the insanity, until eventually it vanished. A Kansas Plonr Mill Burned. Pkadodv, Kan., Feb. 27. The large flouring mill of Wilson Bros., cast of town, was completely destroyed by fire early this morning. There la $40,009 insurance on the mill and 8:10,000 on the stock, which does not nearly cover the loss. The cause is unknown. Children Crushed to Death. Denver, Col., Feb. 37. The water soaked roof of a dug-out on Louis Hill's ranch, near Kiowa, Elbert county, fell in, crushing to death his -two youngest children. trtaAao, fee. IT. Stiver staoVai ' taatiuteatalty better on the parlia mentary discussion of the question of ai international monetary conference. Steve O'Donnell and not Peter Maher will meet Juke Kllraln in a fight at Boston, March 18. , KANSAS LEGISLATURE. No Adjournment Until Tueaday A gtatno for John Hrown at Washington. Topeka, Kan., Feb. 27. The senate yesterday passed ninety-six local bills and sent them to the house. The after noon was devoted largely to a con sideration of the Balllnger fee and sal ary bill Tho measure did not meet with the approval of the senate, and a substitute bill was passed The substitute reduces the salaries of coun ty officers even more than tho Bal llnger bill, and is especially severe ont the fee system. The substitute con tains about 10,000 words, almost as many as the original bilL Mr. Dumbauld's concurrent resolu tion fixing the time for cessation of business was taken up in the senate and Mr. Shearer offered an amend ment extending the time three days. This prevailed. This makes the limit when bills, except appro priation bills, may originate iix i either house close Saturday night, and the consideration of all bills end nt 13 o'clock noon next Tuesday. Mr. Householder's motion to ndvnnce on tho calendar the bill conferring the right of suffrage upon Mrs. Striker and nine other women was carried unanimously. In the senate Mr. Armstrong's bill to establish free employment offices la cities of the first class was amended so that all the duties prescribed should be performed, by the city clerks and commissioners of elections without ad ditional salary, and passed. HOUSE PROCEEDINGS. A bill amending the Australian bal lot law was passed. Under the pro visions of the measnro the city cleric shall have charge of the printing of the ballots at municipal elections. The cost of the printing is fixed at 30 cents a square of 250 ems for the first 1,000 ballots, and 15 cents for each additional 1,000 ballots. Judges of election are given power to question voters in re gard to their ability to mark ballots. It is made a misdemeanor for any per son to ask a voter to show his ballot The committee on judiciary reported a bill for state uniformity of tett books. It will be remembered that when the house failed to agree on Rep resentative Price's text book biU. the whole matter was referred to the committee on judiciary, with instruc tions to report a new bill. Thesoni mittee complied with tho instructions, but it Is doubtful if the bill will bo reached because of a lack of time. The senate passed a bill granting to the state soldiers' home at Dodge City an appropriation of 8"i0,000. As it passed the house it carried an appro priation of 8113,000. The committee on revision cut a big hole in the house calendar; setting- back and thus killing all bills on the list save seventy-three, which wore rec ommended for passage. There was a flood of remonstrances in tho house yesterday against a resub mission of the prohibition amendment One presented by Mr. Gardenhire bore 13,883 names. The house adopted a concurrent res olution, offered by Mr. Lough, that Kansas place a statue of John Brown in the capitol at Washington. The house, by a vote ef 63 to '54, de feated the bill to esUblUh.a.state nor mal school at Wichita, , . I GAMBLING DENi NOT CLOSrH ', The New Law Belnt; Openly Violated Us Atchison Only Fines Exaeted. Atchison, Kan, Feb. 27. The antf gamblinglaw recently passed by the legislature is being violated here in tbo most open manner. When it first went into effect all the gambling places closed and the slot machines were taken out, but it was not long before tho slot machines began gradually to reappear and now almost as many are in operation as ever. A few days ago two sramblinir houses reopened, and yesterday one of te proprietors was assessed tho regular mouttuy nne oc 8100 in police court The proprietors of the gambling houses have heretofore been fined $10 regularly every month arid It is be lieved that this method of "punish ment" will be continued. :"There is no particular "demand" froea Ahe citizens that the gambling houses be: closed and It is believed that they will be al lowed to be operated as heretofore.' It is understood, however, that the policy shop will not be allowed to reseme operations. The poorest people in At chison have been bled for several years by this iniquity.