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WICHITA. KANSAS. WEDNESDAY MOKNING' NOVEMBER 27, 1S89.
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123 to 127 N. Main Street.
- We sell you a linen handkerchief for less
than you pay for a cotton one. This is a big
handkerchief week with us. We sell you a China
silk handkerchief, either ladies' or gents' plain
or embroidered or initial for less than similar
style inferior goods are sold for elsewhere. How
can we do it? you ask. That's easy. We buy
them cheaper;not only cheaper, but nrach cheap
er. There are many reasons why, but never
mind telling them all you know.
You are sold, if you pay anything for Mil
ton' s Paradise Lost, Dore' s Bible Gallery, Dante' s
Inferno, Dante's Purgatory and Paradise, that
is if you are buying dry goods, for we will sell
you the goods cheaper than any one else, better
goods, newer styles, and give you a book as a
souvenir, for good Iuck and a Merry Christmas.
MUNSON & MeNAMARA.
SICK UNTO DEATH!
No matter how well skilled the physician may he he cannot
give them relief. No power on earth can save them.
Nothing but going out of business" can bring
them even temporary relief.
It Was Our Extreme Low Prices
And Far Superior Goods That Made
Our Would-be Competitors Siek.
And there is no remedy for it, for we intend to keep on
slaughtering right and left until there Is not a garment left
of thi Immense stock. It Is not "trash" either, bought up
from some cheap auction house to humbug the people with,
but good, clean, new goods from the best manufacturers in
the world. Our straightforward manner of doing business
has mado us many warm friends and good customers. We
do not resort to tricks and
a
CHESTNUT SCHEMES"
TO DECEIVE THE UNWARY.
We brand as infamous any dealer who will take a five
dollar overcoat and mark it $9.98 und tell you it Is marked
down from titteen dollars. Or one who will sell a pair of
cheap sheepskin gloves for 75c and i ell you they are "Oil
tanned caif skin which they formerly sold for $1.50 " This
kind of trickery is practiced by th se who do not intend to
remain in business long, and couid not if they would, for the
people soon find them out and drop them instantly. We
reiterate that
We Sell More Overcoats,
More Suits of all Kinds,
More Fine Furnishing Goods,
More Hats and Caps,
Than all the other Dealers Combined.
Simply because we have the largest stock, the best goods,
and sell them the cheapest, and no "I unny business.''
COLE & JONES,
The One Price Clothiers,
208, 210 and 212 DOUGLAS AVENUE, WICHITA, EANSAS.
PHILADELPHIA
STORE,
S. W. Cor. Douglas ave. and Market
Our great reduction sale still
goes on.
"We must have the space for
the display of our Holiday
Goods. Great bargains in Black and
Colored Silks at less than man
ufacturers' cost.
At 90c a yard, 22-inch Black
Gros Grain Silk, well worth $1.25
At 90c a yard, 20 pieces Color
ed Silks, all the leading shades,
we cannot replace them at 81.40
At $1.25, 5 pieces Black Ax
mure stripes and brocades, an
entirely new weave, they are
well worth $2 a yard.
Black dress goods, the largest
assortment in the city. Prices
always low.
Mohair Brilliantines in blacks
and colors, 40-inch, 40c a yard;
regular price is 65c.
Half wool, 3-4 and double
width Cashmeres, at 10,121-2
and 15c; any of them are worth
25c.
Flannels reduced in price.
Cotton flannels reduced in
price. Domestics reduced in
price, and our entire stock of
Table Linens and housekeeping
articles all share in the same re
duction. We have too much stock and
need the space, and intend to
reduce if low prices will do it.
We have sold a great many
wraps during the past week,
Jackets are nearly closed out,
but very few on hand, but our
stock of plush wraps, Newmar
kets and Directoires is very
complete, and we are going to
sell them if cutting on prices
will do it.
AVith every purchase of 81,
you get a chance in the $1,000
Music Box. Call and see it.
SILVER CONVENTION.
THE
NATIONAL MEETING
VEXED AT ST, LOUIS.
CON
The Questions of Free Coinage and
Demonetization to be
Considered.
Permanent Organization Effected "With
"Warner of Onio in the Chair xxx
Committees Appointed.
Hon. John JayKnox, on 'the Silver Got"
tificate and Coinage Question Ohio
"Wool Growers Meet and Issue
an Address Setting Porta
the Dangers of Fred
Trade.
A. KATZ
VICTORY !
Let it be Inscribed on the Blood
Stained Banner of Truth,
MUSIC HATH CHARMS
To Soothe the Savage Breast
And even so has our store charms
to attract the lovers of Art, Beauty
and Literature. Last evening,as usual,
our store was crowded to its utmost by
the elite of the city, admiring the
largest, most varied and beautiful line
of Holiday Goods ever exhibited in
the state. We have chartered the
Italian Band who will discourse sweet
Strains of music to our friends every
Saturday night through the season.
The Great Give-Away Scheme Conducted by
A. A. POST
At 405 E. Douglas Avenue,
inu
The salesmen are all kept so busy selling
goodsand giviDg away the preseutsthat it is
Impossible to keep track of and write a list
of the articles given away, and some do not
want their names published; therefore, no
more lists will be given. Two diamond
studs, four gold watches and seven silver
watches have already been drawn, besides
a great many other articles such as silver
cups, berry dishes. Cistors, knives, fork,
spoons, clocks and jewelry of various kinds,
and the beauty of it is the presents are given
right on the spot without waiting until some
futtre time to draw them.
A present is given with everv cash sale of
$3 or more, and the great sale u rushing on.
There are gold and silver watches, dia
monds, clocks, silverware aud jewelry of all
kinds yet to be given away, and the list ot
prices given below of a few articles will
show that goods are to be sold cheaper than
they can be bought elsewhere:
plated
plated
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Genuine Hogers' silver plated
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Genuine Rogers' silver
Forks $1.75 per set.
Genuine Rogers' silver
Tea Spoons $1.25 per set.
Genuine Rosers' silver
Table Spoons $2.00 per set.
Eight Day Alarm "Walnut
Frame Clocks $4 00 each Other
dealers sell the same clock for S7
Nickle Alarm Clock Si. 25 each.
Other dealers sell tha same for 32
Watches that other dealers sell
for $5, go for $3; $10 watches for
$7; &zv watches for $15; S50
watches for S35. SlOO watches
for $70. Diamonds and Silver
ware at same reductions.
St. Louis. Mo., Nov. 26. The national
silver convention met at the Exposition
buildine at 10 o'clock this morning with
about 350 delegates in their seats and a
larce number of spectators, notwithstand
ing the rain. The great hall was hand
somely and appropriately decorated. It
was 1:15 when James Campbell called the
convention to order. He introduced Mr.
Xl M. Rumsey, of St. Louis, as temporary
chairman and Albert Singer as temporary
secretary of the con vention. Among other
things, he said: "It is fair to presume
that there is not a single delegate present
who does not feel sine weighty responsi
bility resting upon him individually as a
representative to this convention, for upon
the results of the nsseinbly will
depend largely tho aegree of prosperity
our country will enjoy in the immediate
future. You are not a law-making body,
it is true, but as all laws are the results of
the popular will, and as you have been
almost as popularly choseu to represent
the people of the United States as are the
memburs of congress &ent to voice the will
of tho people in Washington, it follows
that the congress of tne United States may
lind through your deliberations and con
clusions, that, as you are the latest repre
sentative from the people upon the ques
tion of tho silver coinage laws, they must
ooey tne win or tne people or the United
States, and euact the laws which will give
to the people of the United States the priv
ilege ot coining their silver as freely as
they coin their gold."
At the conclusion of his address, the
various committees on credentials, perma
nent organization aud resolutions were
appointed, and the convention took a
recess till 3 p. m.
After the adjournment of the conven
tion the committees on permauent organi
zation, resolutions and credentials met.
lion. R. P. Blaud was made chairman of
the resolution committee.
The convention ieaeuibled promptly at
3 p. in. aud was called to order by Tempo
rary Chairman Rumsey. The committee
on permanent organization reported the
following permaneut officers: Chairman,
A, J. Warner, ot Ohio; vice chairuiHn, J.
M. McMicbuel, ot Colorado; secretary, Al-
ucrc oiuger, ui uissoun; assistant secre
taries, F. L.Da'ua, of Colorado, F. J. Pal
mer, of-Kansas, J. A. Greer, of Pennsyl
vania. Chairman Warner was introduced to the
convention by Senator Stewart and re
ceived with cheers. Mr. Warner thanked
the convention for the unexpected honor
aud said that a subject than which none
other affected the peotile of the entire
world witli equal weight was
the silver question. Demonetization
of silver was a great crime and its restora
tion was now the most important question
of the world. It was the duty of the coun
try to restore what should never have
been disturbed and this congress has as
sembled here to decide upon tho best
method to be pursued in reaching that
end.
A number of? resolutions, to be referred
to tho committee on resolutions, were read
and so referred. The committee is com
posed as follows: Arkaubas, 13. D. Will
iams; Arizona, John C. Loss; Alabama,
A. Irwin; Colorado, T. B. Buchanan;
California, Hon. F. M. Pixley;
Idaho, William Hindiiian; Indiana, Peter
P. Kennedy: Illinois, Hon Lr. hi Waite;
Kansas, A. II. McLeuau; Kentucky, Hen
ry ateison; Montana, W. G. Gallagher;
Missouri, H. P. Bland; Nebraska, William
Wallace; New Mexico, J. A. Manzaimris;
New York. Thomas Jordan: Nevada, Fran
cis Y. Newb.mks; Pennsylvania, W. J.
Chaiuey; Texas, Charles Longmur; Utah,
C. C. Goodwin; District of Columbia, L C.
Michaels; Michigan, Hon. Ben Colrin;
Wyoming, W. AI Grant; Tennessee, A. J.
Keilar; lrginiu, John W. Porter.
The convention adjourned to 10 o'clock
tomorrow.
WOOL GROWERS BUSINESS MENACED.
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 26. The Ohio Wool
Growers' association held a meeting today
with a large attendance. They adopted an
address to the wool growers of the United
States. Tne essential features of the
address are: In view of the imminent
danger which threatens all industries of
our nation and especially the production
and manufacture of wool, the wool grow
ers of Ohio urge the necessity of uuity and
activity in order to avert the peril of free
trade or free wool with which they are
now menanced. The wool crowers of Ohio
advocate a protective s-stem a tariff for
revenue will not secure protection. The
result of the last presidential election was
au emphatic expression oy a large major
ity of the peop.e in favor of a compre
hensive system, embracing all our indus
tries, including the protection of wool by
name. If the Republican party in its leg
islation or administrative departments
fails to comply with this expression it will
secure the reproach of insincerity or of in
ability to perform its duty.
A few foolish ones will say this is only an
advertising scheme nnd give it no attention,
but the
WISE WILL COME
And great will be their reward. So if you
want to be one of the lucky ones, come
at once to 405 East Douglas ave.,
Wichita, Kansas, and see
rtfCEEASED SILYSB COINAGE.
Hon. John Jay Knox Presents His Vie?r3 in
Opposition Thereto.
New York, Nov. 26. Tne propo
sition for the substitution or the
present silver certificates in place of
the legal tender and national bank notes,
and the increase of silver coinage, was
referred by the action on the convention of
the American Bankers' association at
Kansas City, to the executive council,
composed of twenty-one leading bankers,
representing eighteen different states. At
their meeting in New York 16 and 17, the
executive council, by a vote or twelve to
and'finallv, the giving to these silver cer
tificates the quality of legal under.
"The early requirement of the legal ten
der notes was a part of the plan of Secre
tary Chase and of the administration of
President Lincoln. One of the principal
reasons for the organization of the national
banking system was to provide a market
for government bonds and to facilitate the
refunding of the floating debt, including
legal tender notes. The national bank
note was to be the permanent paper circu
lation, the treasury legal tender note was
to be temporary only to cover the exigencies
of the war.
"On March 18, 1S69, an at to strengthenc
the public credit was passed in which 'the
United States solemnly pledges its faith to
make provision at the earliest possible
Eeriod for the redemption of the United
rates in coin.' After the passage of this
act the maximum amount of $449,000,000 of
legal tender notes was reduced to J3&J.O0O,
000, and subsequently, under the act of
January 14. 18T5, which author zd the in
crease of national bank notes, the amount
was reduced to 1346,000,000, which is now
outstanding.
"The writer in his reports as comptroller
of the currency for a series of years advo
cated the retirement of the government
notes and the issue of national bank notes
in place thereof. He is in favor of the retire
ment of these notes if a better currency
can be substituted therefor, but it would
be an act of bad faith for the government
to exchange these notes for an in
ferior currency. It pledged itself
when it issued these notes
to pay them in gold coin, in the same man
ner that it pledged itself to pay in gold the
oonas wnicn it issued during the war Un
March IS, 1S69. it renewed its pledge to
make provision for the redemption of these
notes in coin. From the foundation of the
government up to tho year 1878, the total
coinage of silver dollars was only eight
millions; and there were no silver dollar
pieces in existence on March 18, 1869, ex
cept in the cabinets of the coin collector
and laboratory of the metallurgist
"The word 'coin' in all the statutes at
that time could not therefore refer to the
silver dollar. The word meant gold coin,
for that was the only kind of coin then in
circulation.
"Not only does the act of March 18, 1869,
as has been shown, pledge the faith of the
government for the redemption of the
legal tender notes in gold com, but the act
providing 'for the resumption of specie
payment,' of January 14. 1875, provides
for the redemption of these notes in coin
at the office or the assistant treasurer in
New York, and authorizes the secretary of
tne treasury to sell at not less than par in
coin a sufficient amount of bonds for the
purpose of providing the means for re
deeming such notes. Under this act Sec
retary Sherman in the year 1878 sold a
largo amount of 4 and 4 per cent bonds
for gold, for resumption purposes, and on
the day of the resumption the secretary
held more than 40 per cent in gold of the
United States notes then outstanding:.
Since that time there has been continually
on hand in the treasury this fund of S100.-
000,000, and it can not bo used without bad
faith unless a proportionate amount of
legal tender notes are retired. The act of
July 12, 1882, refers in plain terms to this
'SIOO.OOO.OOO of gold coin and gold bullion
in the treasury, reserved for the redemp
tion of United States notes.'
"The resumption act is still in force, and
gives the secretarv of the treasury unlimit
ed power to sell the same kind of bonds, if
necessary to provide gold for the redemp
tion of these notes. When these notes are
retired, gold certificates may be issued if
additional paper money is desired, and no
legislation is required for this purpose, ex
cept for the issue of notes of a denomina
tion of less thau $20.
"For many years silver bullion has been
purchased in large amounts and coined,
but there is no eood reason why gold cer
tificates should not be issued upon the
gold in the treasury, as well as to use gold
for the purchase of silver, as a basis for
silver certificates. Common prudence
would seem to dictate that at least one
half of the certificates issued, should be
based on gold coin held in the treasury.
Both of the great political parties, as we
have seen, are committed, and all the
traditions of the government are against
the use of the old, which is held for a
specific purpose, namely, the redemption
oi tne legal tender notes
"The proposition is to purchase fi.OOO.OOO
worth of silver monthly instead of $2,000,
000 as at present, to take the place of the
legal-tender and national bank notes, and
this is to be coined into silver dollars.
The amount of national bank uotes out
standing October 1, 1SS9, was $203,000,000,
and the amount of legal-tender notes ?346,
000,000, makiug a total of ?549,000 000. If
the value of the standard silver dollar is
75 cents, then 60,000,000 of such pieces will
bu coined annually for niuo years, and at
the end of that period we shall have in the
treasury vaults i540,000.00 to be added to
the existing coinage of $343,000 000, mak
ing a grand total of fbil.OOO.OOO, upon
which silver legal-tender certificates are
to be issued. The result of this operation
of exchanging the present leyal-tender
and national bank notes for another and
inferior kind of paoer currency will not be
a savinc. but an expenditure" of 1278,000,
000 in addition to the $100,000,000 now held
as a reserve for the present leiral-tender
notes. e nave now in tne treasury S2s3,
000 of standard silver dollars, upon which
$277,000,000 of certificates have been issued;
00,000,000 of standard silver dollars are
also in circulation, and 6,000,000 in the
treasury upon which no certificates have
been issued.
"It would seem that the very first step
in legislation should bo a bill to stop the
coinage of the $2,000,000 a month which
we are now purchasing, and issue certifi
cates upon tho bullion, thus savins: the ex
pense or coinage. Certainly if S4.000.000 a
j month of silver is to be bought during the
I next nine years, and $550,000,000 coined, we
save the 511,000.000 of cost of coinage, and
l-ssue certificates directly upon the bullion.
Such change would combine economy with
safety, even if the certificates were issued
upon a basis of 412 grains.
"Air. St. John is sanguine the purchase
of $48,000,000 worth of silver annually for
nine years and its coinage at great expense
will rapidly enhance the value of silver.
Equally sanguine were the advocates of
hilver coinage ten years ago wheu we com
menced the purchase of f24,(0,00Q an
nually, but the result has not justified
their hopes; for therejhas beed a steady de
ems in its value. Ifie rise of silver ex
pected may not follow upon the purchases
of the government. A largely increased
production may orevent.
"We do not assent to the prooosition
that legislation can be obtained compel
ling the secretary of the treasury to In
crease the purchase of silver to fl.00Q,(K a
month. Even if such legislation fchould
pass ws may reasonably expect the presi
dent of the United States to interpose his
veto, or at least decline to give it his ap
proval, as President Grant declined to ap
prove legislation of a similar character In
the year 1S74.
"We do not believe that the national
bank notes are all to be retired. It is
orobable thst legislation can and will be
obtained authorizing the issue of circula
tion to the banks at the rate of par on
bonds worth 12T in the market and author
izing each bank to reduce the bonds re
quired to be held as a basis for circulation
N
LYXX'S
GEEAT FACTORIES
IN ASHES.
ALL
Square Mile in the Business
Portion of Ihe City
Laid Waste.
Efforts to Quell the Conflagration Unayail-
ing Only the Seashore Capable of
Barring Its Progress.
Aid Prom Surrounding Cities Sent With
Little Eesult Ten Million Dol
lars tha Estimated Loss Th
Poor Great Sufferers
Other Casualties.
ty-flve miles from here, at 7 o'clock, say
ing that the town was burning down. As
sistance has been asked from here.
The citizens were almost panic stricke
and seemingly were unable to erTectually
fight the fire with the primitive apparatus
at their command. Telegrams for assist
ance were sent to Pittsburg and Alle
gheny, and with the welcome intelligence
that engines were on their way the resi
dents again went to work with a will, and
by 9 o'clock the flames were under control.
Betore this was accomplished, however,
the postoffice. the Leechbure Advance
buildintr, Leechburg bank building. Hill
bank building, Cochran'a block. Squires'
block and twentv or twenty-five dwellings
were in ruins. The loss will be 180,000 and
may reach $100,000. It is impossible to
estimate the insurance, but it will be light.
The night is cold, and the many homeless
ones will suffer from exposure.
Twenty families were rendered homeless
by the fire, aud most of their goods have
been burned or destroyed by water. It is
raining and sleeting hard, destroying
goods that were not ruined by the fire. It
is impossible to hud property owners to
night to get insurance. The total loss will
be fully $100,000.
AWFUL NATURAL GAS EXPLOSION.
DAYTOK, O., Nov. 20. Great crowds of
people surround the ruins of the resiuenca
of Air. Hawthorne that was wrecked by
a natural gas explosion at 1:15 this morn
ing. The cause of the catastrophe may
never be known: if it was a leak, whether
it was in the house or in the street, as the
street mains wero smashed and ripped up
aud blown in all localities over the prop
erty. There were eight people in tho
house. Airs. Hawthorne, wife of Air. Haw
thorne, and four little children aud his
aged father and mother and hitnself. All
were suffocated and bruised. Willie, aged
ten, was throwd fifty feet away and was
Eicked up lifeless. The lS-months-oltl
aby revived soon after it was rescued.
The others are all in a precarious condition
with chances against W. S Huwthorne's
recovery.
MINERS FATALLY INJURED.
Pittsbuko, Pa., Nov. 2G. T.vo miners
named Webb and Mull wero fatally In
jured by a coal car runuins; bade on them
in a mine a few miles east of Washington,
Pa , at an early hour this mornim;.
BIG FIRE AT IRON WORKS.
New Yoke. Nov. i.U The loss by the
fire at the Hecla iron works in Williams
burg last night is about 1100.000. Au ex
plosion is supposed to have started the fire.
'llie insurance is unknown
hundred men are thrown out
inent.
Five or ix
of em ploy -
THE CREW ALL SAVED.
New York, Nov. 2rt. The steamer
Energy, from Bremen, nrriveJ here today
and reports that nt. noon or; the 25th in
stant, off Nantucket, tdie spoke to the hip
A. J. Fuller, from Liverpool for New
which signalled: "Have on board crew
and passengers of steamer Santiago. All
wived. Ship destroyetl by fire,"
No other particulars wero obtained.
The Hteamer referred to is ponsibly the
British steamer Santiago which sailed
hence November 17 for Hull.
Ltxx, Mass., Nov. 26. Lynn, the City
of Shoes, was visited this afternoon by the
greatest fire in its history and with two
exceptions the conflagration is the most
disastrous that has ever visited Nv En
gland. The exceptions are the great Bos
tion fire of 1872 aud the Portland fire of
1SG6.
Today's fire started at 11:55 a. m. and
raced over eight hours, devastating a
square mile of the business section of the
city and causing a loss estimated
at about ten millions. In fact,
the greater part of Ward 4 is wined out,
as regards the important shoe manufactur
ing blocks and prominent places of busi
ness. The fire started in Mower's wooden
building, on Almont street, over the boil
er, and spread with such rapidity that the
fire department of the city was powerless
to cope with it.
A nUKRICANE OF TIKE.
When Mower's block caught lire, it was
evident a terrible conflagration would re
sult. Almost simultaneously tho four-
story wooden building of Bennett &
Barnett, on Central avenue, and
the two-story wooden building on
Almont street caught fire and after a time
a hurricane of fire was in progress, which
blanched the cheeks of all the spectators.
For eight hours the flames had full sway,
the efforts of firemen and citizens. seeming
ly being of no avail, though of course they
did valuable work. Aid arrived from
Boston, Salem, Alarblehead and surround
ing towns but their uuited efforts seemed
to have little effect
SCENES FULL OF nOUROR.
The scenes of the great Boston and
Chicago fires wero repeated in
all their horrors. Mothers floe
ing with babes in their arms,
express wagons loading at business and
dwelling houses, and transferring goods
to a place of safety in many cases a sec
ond removal beiug necessary.
After the fire had been in progress two
hours, everybody declared it would not
stop until it reached the ocean. So it
looked, and so proved to be the caso.
THE LOSSES YERT HKAVV.
Four daily newspapers are burned out,
the Item, the Bee, the Press nnd the
News. Three national banks, the Cent al.
Security and First National, together
with the Lynn institution for savings, are
all wiped out. Twelve of the
finest blocks in tho whole
city are in ruins. and about
twenty-five stores. At tuis writing is is
imposwblo to state how mnny dwelling
houses are burned. They were mostly oc
cupied by the poor class. It is impossible
to give any estimate of the insurance, but
the lohs on property is placed at 10,000,000.
There were many narrow escapes from the
fire, but no fatalities nro reported. The
high brick fire wall on the B. F. Spinney
block served as a barrier to the further pro
gress of the flames.
QUICK ACTION FOR RELIEF.
Alayor Newhall has called a fcpecial meet
ing of the aldermen to take action and ap
point relief committees.
S. N. Breed & Co., the largest lumber
dealers in Essex county, loe everything.
They estimate their loss at $200,000, insur
ance about $12j,0ui).
Mouut Vernon street was wiped out en
tirely. On this street whs locnted the
large brick fnctories occupied by Francis
M. Breed, Healy Bros, and William Por
ter & Son. Goodwin's, the Inst factory on
this street, was also burned.
Dynnmite and powder were ud nt fre
quent intervals to blow up wooden build
ings, but with little effect. The fire vir
tually burned itself out, and at 7..J0 was
considered under control.
Both companies of the Afas9acbnsU
militia located in Lvnnwere called out
SAroml nf th thn mnfn,t. ! Klt and that the remaiudrr be -old to th
burned out har co.mtrv frtr.r. ''T, Bovernmnt 1 b ddrgnllon will prot
will transfer their business ther for the j
pre-sent, Tmeves fame in from Boston and
elsewhere in large numbers and the
amount of stesling was large. A hou
blown up with powder at Broad
FIRE ON TH TEXAS RANGE.
Canadian, Tex., Nov. 'M A treuiencous
prairie fire hns swept tho range from
Paladuro, in Hansford county, Texas, as
far uorth as the Beaver river, in No Mnn'a
Land, and, as near an can be learned, the
fire destroyed the grass over a ttpace as
large as four couuties. The settlers along
the Kiowa fought tho fire out aud prevent
ed it getting enht and south.
ADMITTED TO THE DEFENSE
Kansas Securities Holders Parties to th
Eook Island Foreclosure.
Kansas Cut, Mo., Nor. ai Judge
Brewer, of the United States district
court, at Topeka, todav, admitted all hold
ers of the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska
ecuritie.s to the defense in the proceeding
of the foreclosure of the company's mort
gage, brought by tho .Metropolitan Trust
company, of New York. This action was
taken as a result of the determination of
the Kansas counties, townships and cities,
which hold the compnny'j utock. to resist
the foreclosure of the mortgage until their
fcecunties, amounting to $2,500,000. be protected.
THE OSAQES' ULTIMATUlf.
They Demand a Half Section for Every
Member of the Tribe.
Kansas City, Mo . Sor. 20 a delega
tion of Osage Indians passed through tha
city today on their way to Tnulequah,
where they are to meat tbe Indian com
mIsion there. The delegation is wt br
tbe tribe to hear the Indians' ultimatum,
which is that each member of the tril,
regarding of age or ex, l given 320 acres
of land if tho lnnd ! tobf- alloted in M-rrr
government, i u delegation win protest
HgairNi the allotment In severalty, tmt if
the commissioners insist they will com
promise ou 320 acres for eath member of
the tribe.
GUTHRIE'S ItfPEOVElfEKTa
and Ex
change streets at 3 45 o'clock, shattered
winnow, in au airectionsmu trie memure
was effectual in -topping tbe progress of LiB-htwl bv EWtridtv and" Ktrwt flam
the flames in that direction.
A hopeful feeling prevails, and there i
no question but 'he public spirited citi
zen! and manufacturers will soon rally
from this terrible catastrophe
Over 6,000 persons are deprived of em
ployment. 2j0 families are hornelexs and
the mayor has issued a call for aid Cloth
ing is vunted most and quickly too. Two
militia companys will be.s?nt from Boston
before daybreak to patrol the tyira.
The fire at 4 o'clock was burning in the
direction of the waterfront, sweeping
everything before it There are hevrral
reports of men being burned, but no bodies
have been n-covered as yet. The military
i companies from Lynn, fcalem and other
places in tne vicinity are guarding the
streets, wnich are filled wim people who I
have been burned ont of ho'ic and home.
Steamer are still arriving from places be
tween ljvnn ana itoston.
The burned
Assured.
GUTHRIE, Ok., Soy. Srt. Guthrie wa
lighted by electric Mgbt tonight for lb
first time.
The Gnthrie council ha granted a fran
chise for the coiiatruction of a street rail
way wbJch will be completed in nisety
days.
POLITICIAN PUT OUT OF THE VAY.
Waco, Tex., Nov SO. A oaj of potun
ing Is under investigation nrre. A negro
politician. Dark Thompsoa, living x
mile, from Waco, yestrrday jailed on
friend, Edward Bttrne. (pending th
morning with hitn Daring the viit they
botb drank several tlrn from r. bottle of
wbikv and at noon Doek left for Jwrnt.
district is bounded by the J fhe family werebet at cbercb and Lvxk
three, voted against the proposition, but , R minimum amount of hffXi. This f
cave each mcmlwr nf tni caancil the Tmri. , t . , i j J .? , i
gave each member of the council tne privi
lege or presenting nis views ior publication
with the report.
Tne report has just been published, and
contains the views of lleisra. Gage, of
Chicago: Camp, of Milwaukee; Smith, of
Baltimore; Potter, of Boston: Harn, of
Minneapolis; Culbertson, of New Albany,
lud., and Knox, St, John and Murray, of
New York.
Here is given the paper presented by
John Jay Knox, who Ls chairman of the
executive council:
'The proposition of Mr. St. John involves
the withdrawal of the legal tender note,
the disbursement of the one hundred mil
lions of gold pledged as security for the re
demption of these notes, the increased is
sue of silver certificates from two millloaa
worth to four millions worth, per month.
would give the banks freedom of action in
reference to their own iisues and probably j
result in continuing tbe present excellent '
national bank circulation until the 4 per
cents are all retired in the year 1&CT7.
"If more .silver certificates are to be is
sued, particularly in such Immense
amounta, we insist that they eball not be
issued upon the basU of a 412 grain dol
lar, but upon bullion of the full value of
100 cents in the market. If th govern
ment Is to enter upon this policy the com
promise should cot be such as that pro
posed, but such that no man, rich or poor,
can lose a penny by the action of
bis own government, when It may finally
cease to buy and coin silver, as the Frencu
government has already dose. If the gov-
ernmeav is xo enter upon sucn a policy we
Cociaawl Iross Pe Kt4
following street.
ford, Willow.
Spring arid Mount Vernon. ThU lncin Je
every oullding on tne .streets named as far
as they extend and on tde following serets
beyond tbtm; Central avenue, Almont,
Union exchange and Market fctreeta.
At 5.30 p. in. tbe fire bad reached the
waters edge and burned itself oat for lack
of material.
Bostov, Mas.. Nov. 2G. Steamer, from
Boston and several neighboring cities have
gone to Lynn on special trains to avslst
the local deDartmeat in subduing the
flsroes. At 2 p. m. telegraphic commnni-
cation witn tnat citv is completely us-
penaeo, owing acabtiess to the burning of
tbe wires. It is estimated that tbe Tom
will reach $l,O0O,XO.
SJlslev. Mulberrv. Ox- ' ale his dinner, which tta ban ?uri br
Monroe. Washington, i hia wife, and shared wjtu m d&. Wttn
the family arnrel hom? toe man and tbe
the dog we wr tfci&g wjtb pln ucd
j cram pa ,M-u a. t was aajtaoeti fcrat
me or me ana n rnaiicr v utoj itsore
the phyiei.sc. arrived Toe tloraacbs of
both victims were broagut to Waco for
analysis. lso vfa of the ihUkj.
Dock w at tti bsvi of a vjcallrA politi
cal party, aod at vry tnucb liked by hi
followers. Hi opponent bd a hatred for
him which, was often cxpreI.
LEECH3URG, PA., IN FLAMES
LEECHBCBG, Pa., Nov. M. A flm broke
out in the heart of this town tbU after
noon and as a high wind was prevailing
the flames quickly spread in evry direc
tion. T&ere is no fire apparatus and en
gines have been ordered from PI its bun:.
Intssse excitement prevails. The town Is
a rich manufacturing one and a number
of new buildings have recently been
Prr-rcai-wi P . Vvr. &V A tebMrrar 1 providing taat th- fctw bll r tsiftlmr
wm rtceived'froiu JLeeehlrarg. P., twea-1 tomtdlaialy f fcr tee p3s ef tfe UL
RUMORED SALE OF THE FT. WORTH.
New YoEK. Nov. 28. In a conferwjca
latfcg ail of today betwa Charles Fran
cis Adta, president erf tbe Union Pacific,
and Morgan Jv es preidat of th Den
ver, Yu Worth c Texas company, it was
announced tbt the ieof tfce r'crt Worth,
road bad been fcettled. bat tfcal tbe offi
cials were not ready to give out a dcUtlrd
statement Pesideat ArJUm If t for Jlas
ton immediately after the meeting. No
information a to trra could be obtaiatd
from officer of tho Fort Worth company.
A PROHIBITION BILL SPRUNG.
BI4MARCK. N. D., Nor. 25 A prefcibi-
t!on bill wm iEtroduc-d In lie woatraitd
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