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Cit Jjmttml V V oME XL. NO. 161. THUESDAZ KANSAS CITY, NOVEMBER 18, 1897 TEN PAGES. THURSDAY. PRICE TWO CENTS. Ci& lustra Ever tf ATntrv -v si SlClia ?- H B4oftT' .o $ str s(? tsh Kaffar rnaaihnffa fn 6 ATra1.tr a! 1 tcda t Ei-o nmfAru 1 il r liMlM C3 ULJ fiO IM PliU IL sjIlLWiiM WJ UWflLMa IMiliiW ill I LC3 MWflMMMJBJ J !? W 9" i- o tr . BLAIR LVS ROUTE. rnEsiDEAT miller is impressed WITH LEBAAON AS A TERMIM'S. WILL GIVE MONETT A CHANCE. BOLIVAR HAS SOT A LEW PITE CI.ACH 0 THE IIOAD. Scirrnl Experimental Llnca Are He ine: Hun Mr. Sillier hajs Knnsaa City Una n "Wonderful Fut ureTalk of John I. nialr. "I think you hae a wonderful future be fore jou." raid Conrad Miller, president of the Blair line, vestcrdaj-. in speaking of Kansas City. "With the snap and energy your business men display her0 lc strikes me there Is a wonderful future for this town. Mr. Blair Is of tho same opinion. lie Is a very old man, but is just as much in touch -with things as ho ever -was. Dur ing the past three months ho has been brighter than for four years before. He talks as brightly as when he had charge of cvcrylhlrg himself. His health is excellent; ho has no pains whatever and he sees and hears as well as ecr. He has the papers read to hira eery day, and keeps In touch n Ith the news and especially -with politics. Nothing pleases him better than to talk with some one. His great idea is the AYcsL He has built more railroads in the "West than any other man and owns more rail roads as an individual in the AVest than any other man lilng." President Miller, B. S. Josseljn, general manager, and John II. Lucas, general at torney, for the Blair line, left last evening for Springfield. Mo. There they will meet Captain J. F. Hinkley, chief engineer of the proposed extension of the road. President Miller said jesterday that experimental sun ej s -were being run over different routes and that the final selection -would probably not be made for several days. "We will select a route which Is con en lent and where tho people will appreciate it," he said. "We propose to have people on our line who will join us, at least In moral support and as far as right of way matters are concerned. We ask no money. "We will give the Monett people an equal chanco witn all others. They seem to be moro anxious for the line than the people along any of the other proposed routes. I expect to go to Monett and will Investigate their claims for the road. Bolivar is an other point, but unless the people there meet us with some clear understanding that they propose to treat us fair we will not go there. Another point is Lebanon, on the main line of the Frisco, nnd should we go Oicro It wllfshorlen the lino from Kan pas City to St. Louis about sevent j--fiv e miles. It would also shorten the line to the South and West, and we would have to build only fifteen or twenty miles further than if we went to Bolivar. That is a mat ter that has eomo to my attention only In the last few das and it Is one that I am going to im estigate v ery fully. "We are anxious to rush the work of building the extension, but we do not pro pose to plunge into it without giving the vnottA. rt i t-nntea Ihnrniiirh prrimlnntlnn- So far as dollars nnd cents are concerned1 the distance we build cuts no particular figure. We have the money and are pre pared to spend it, but wo propose to build through a country where we have friends. "We Intend to construct this line as a peo ple's railroad. "We have made a wonderful success with the Httlo Blair line the last few ears, andlt is simply because we have endeavored to cater for tho good opinion of everybody. "We have run the road to build up instead of tear down the country it goes through. AVc are going to extend the Blair line to a connection with the Frisco: that is settled: and we will build It through a country where the people want it; that is another settled thing. "We think It will be a great thing for Kansas City, for the Frisco sstem is an immenso sjstem: not-only an Immense, but a well conducted svstem. It is making moncv. pnjlng cash for everj thing it bujs, and extending its line Into new and undevel oped territory, and for Kansas City to be connected by a direct and short line with the Trlsco system will be of incalculable value. It will not bo like hooking onto a bankrupt lino." Mr. Miller said when the route from Osceola to a connection with the Frisco had been selected, the work of building tho line would lo carried on as rapldlv as, pos sible. He expected to spend several days along the proposed routes, returning to Kansas City sometime next week. FAIR AND WARMERO-DAY. Hlislicst Temperature Yesterday Wo SS Hcbt. nnd the Lowest 28 Dei?. v. cstcnlnj's Tempernlnre. Observer Connor was at his post of duty again jestcrdiy and managed to keep a ntm lmM uion tho weather. Ho fulfilled his prediction of colder weather, but it moderated considerably early In tho day, and during tho afternoon the temperature was in tlu carlv- .Vs. For to-day. gencr allx f:iir and warmer weather is prom ised. The highest temperature jesterday was M d( giees and the minimum 2S de gree The following were the hourly tem 1 riturrs: S a. m 30 2 p. m ro !i a. ni Tt 3 p. m. SI in a. m ST' 4 p. m r,2 11 a. m 41 5 p m 7.0 12 m 4"1 ", p. in IS 1 p m 4'i 7 p. m 46 WORKING UP EVIDENCE. IlrdrtUra Have Tliclr fonts Off In Trjlnn t Make n Case Against Train HiiMirrM. MIsMiuri Ficltic rallroid detectives spent 5.trda In the Cmck-er-neck district. Marching for evidence acalnst the men who are under suspicion of robbing the Miouri racitlc express train near the famous Blue cut on the night of November 1". The detectives arc confident thev hive tho men who did the work Imam, ,ut thev have not securcdjthc evidence to war rat t arrests Marshal Chiles, was away from his office a greater pirt of jcMcrdij-. aiding tho detectives in their work of run ning down the robbers.. I'luli "Will II i-n r Uiont rm I try. Secretary F. M. Slutz. of the Mid-Con-1 liictit.il l'oultr and I'et Stock As-oci i tion hns recfived an Invitation from tho Oommcrcl il Club for his org inizition to appear before tin club next Tuesday even ing and prsf nt the importance of tho poul tr) Industry. Among the prominent speakers who are expected to be present and address the iluli on this subject are Judge Then Sternberg, of Kll-vvorlh. K.; Judge II. K. IIridgs. of Columbus. O.; Jtidae J AV Wal. of Harrisonville. Mo.; H K Finney, of Kinas Citj, and Judge "W. II. Russell, of Ottumwj, la. Ibc City Dei-Idea Mnokc Consumers yat Accessary "Wherc srml-anthracite smokeless coal Is un-d Bolen Coil Co has all grades lump, n.lno-run. gg and slick cheaper than or dinary bituminous coal In old-fashioned lirelioj.es. No ihanges of appiratus neces sary, lint ccal. prompt service. In Wyandotte St., n. w. cor. 9th at. Tcls. SSI and 27C4. NEVER SO PROSPEROUS. Tula la True AH Along the Santa Fc Line, Saya Commissioner Dai la. "Every foot of the territory along tho lines of the Santa Fe system is more pros perous to-day than ever before," said James A. Davis, industrial commissioner of the road, jesterday. Mr. Davis arrived in Kansas City from the East yesterday morning and will return to Chicago to night. "I don't know of a single section along the line from Chicago to tho Pa cific coast and from the main line to the Gulf of Mexico that? hasn't produced as much. If not more, this jear than it has ever done before," he continued. "I hae just returned from tho East, and I find that the West Is busier, the people more cheerful and prospects brighter than there. There seems to be more monej- out here, and all the Eastern people with monej are looking to the West to lntst. What the. people of the AVest want now is a good export outlet with reclprocitj treaties. AVo want people to tako our wheat and meats and the manufactured products that we excel in, and we will take something of theirs. "Everj- Eastern man I met wherever I went was anxious to know if tho prosperity in tho West was real. Nothing surprised thorn more than the condition of Kansas. I hardly met a man but that had some thing to say about It. If the East wras relativelj- as prosperous as Kansas it would be heralded from the housetops, and there would be column after column in the newspapers about it. "We are now beginning a campaign for the development of the extreme western part of Kansas, and we are going to devote a good manj- months' energj and attention to that, getting them new prod ucts and adjusting freight rates so that thej- can be brought to market, making Kansas Citj- and Galveston the distribut ing points. "We have great faith in the Arkansas vallej-. It will eventuillv be one of the greatest agricultural regions In the tountry. "We hive proven that "Western Kansas Is capable of far greater improvement than we thought possible In dairjing. A gov ernment expert has just reported to me personallj- that It is an extraordinarily fa vored spot for this industrv. The national buttermnker-,' convention will bo held in Topeka in Februarj'. and we have alreidj had lnquirj- from buttermakers all over tho countrj-. That convention will be a great thing for Kansas. "The Immense gjpsum beds of Kansas nre coming to the front, and the manu facture of plaster and cement will be a big Industrj" in Kansas. Portland cement can be erj- cheaply minufactured there where coal Is so cheap. We are just start ing in on an era of prosperity such as we have never dreamed of before." P. 0. P. ALL RIGHT. Already Work la Hcgnn on Xext Yenr'a l'jlgennt ext AVeeU'a K. 1C. Heeling Will Be Ignored. An enthusiastic meeting of the directors of the Priests of Pallas Association w.ts held last night and it was decided that work should begin at once on the floats for next j-ear. The parade of 1S9S will be finer than ever. Alreadj- moro money has been sub scribed than was available this j-ear and the directors are greatlj- encouraged. No action was taken on the Invitation of the Karnival Krewe to send five delegates to a. meeting to be held in the Commercial Club rooms next Mondaj- night to consoli V? ihe fnH frlrities. rrerlnt J I Loomas, speaking for the directors, explain ed the situation as follows at the close of the meeting: "Tho directors of the Priests of Pallas," said Mr. Loomas, "were elected In 18""i. for a period of three jeors. Their terms of of fice do not expire until November, 153S. AVe have Issued a letter to our subscribers and supporters, asking for subscriptions and suggestions as to anj" change, and we therefore feel that we should tako no steps looking to disorganization until requested bj- our contributors. Our directors hope that through the liberalitj- of our citizens the convention hall mis' be completed and that the .Priests of Pallas mij- have the dis tinguished honor of giving tho lirst ball therein next fall." WILL PROBABLY BE RAISED. Little Donbt That the Bonus "Will Be Raiaed to Locnte Convention Hall on AVest Side. The agents for the propertj- at the south west corner of Tenth street and Baltimore avenue, the site selected b- the convention hall committee for the new convention hall, haveuntil December 1 to raise the bonus de manded for locating the hall on the AVest side. The exnet amount asked for locating the hall at Tenth street and Baltimore ae nue will not be made public until the final answer of the agents of the propertv is giv en, but it is estimated to be in the neigh borhood of from J20 flOO to $40,000. Secretary Clendenlng, of the Commercial Club, jesterdav- began sending out notices to subscribers to the fund, asking a M per cent payment on their subscriptions. It is prettj- generallj- believed that the bonus will be raised, ns propertv holders from Main to Broadwav. and Ninth to Twelfth Street, will be called upon to contribute to the fund. If Tenth and Baltimore is select ed as the site, ground will bo broken at once for the building, which will be com pleted bj June 1. GREAT FIELD FOR EDITORS. Stnff ot Fifteen Elected for the Xnntl- lus, to Be laaued nt the Xew High School. The pupils of the Manual Training school have decided to start a school paper. Tes-terdaj- a staff of fifteen editors was elected. The name of the piper will be the Nauti lus. The name is that of a shellfish w hich casts off its shell annually and each new shell Is larger th in the former. "The n line of our paper signifies our In tention to have the piper grow each jear," said one of the pupils. The Central high school pupils hae a paper called the Central Luminarj". NEW HONOR FOR MRsT BOOTH. Amerlcnn Volunteer to Be Ordained a Mlnlater otnhless to AVltness the C'erenionj, New A'ork, Nov. 17. Mrs. Maude B. Booth, wife of the commander of the A'ol untcers of America, in Carnegie hall next Mondaj- evening will be ordiined a minister of "the churcn oiwxim Bii-iai Dr. McArthur, Dr. tmorj- Bradford Dr. Gregg and Dr. Joseph Strong will take part in the ceremonj-. Mrs. Booth will be the first woman in the organization to re ceive orders and therefore administer the sacraments and perform baptismal and marrbiEe ceremonies. Dr. Chaunccy M. Depew will preside at the meeting, which is the second anniv er sirv of the grand field council. John A an amaker and Senator A'oorhis, of New Jer sej, are expected to speak. Tito limitations for Daili. AA"ahlngton. Nov. 17. (Special ) Assist ant Secretarv Davis has declined an in ltatIon to respond to a toast at a dinner given to Major-elect Malstcr. of Baltimore, to-night, because of a dinner given bj" Secretarj- BINs to the heads of dcpirtments of the interior depirtment. He has accept ed an invitation to -pink at the bino.net of the New England Societj. In this citj December 21 The invitation was tendered through Assoc! ite Justice Brewer, of the United States supreme court. Internal Iletcnue Hecctpts. Washington Nov. 17 The monthlv state ment of the collections of internal revenue shows that the receipts for October aggre gated $14 KT' "'n, an increase ov er October 1W. of $761,323. For the past four months the total receipts exceeded those of the corresponding jieriod in 15SG bj- JG.733.0G9. Hotel Victoria FIrst-CIaaa, But not exorbitant. O. B. Stanton, Prop. WHOM DID SHE WED? ADDITIONAL MYSTERY IN" THE JOIIX B. KETCHAM CASE. BUTLER HELD ON SUSPICION. POSSIBLE THAT HByiVAS THE MIL WAUKEE BRIDEGROOM. Rnmora That He Impersonated Ketch- Uin on That Occasion Mrs. AVnlkup In ned AVIth Serv- uua Prostration AVill to lie Contested. Chicago, Nov. 17. Additional mjstery Is thrown aliout the case of John B. Ketcham with everj' development brought forth by the police in their efforts to ascertain the facts surrounding his death at the home of Mrs. Minnie AVallace AValkup, or Ketcham. Joseph Keller, the butler at tho home of the woman who now claims to be the widow of Mr. Ketcham, disappeared Tuesday even ing, after haing been held for some time by Police Lieutenant Creighton under cross examination of the most severe character regarding tho circumstances of the alleged marriage of Mrs. AVallace to Ketcham last September. The police declared he had been questioned and nllowed to depart at 10 o'clock, while, as a matter of fact, Kel ler was locked up on a suspicion aroused bj- his own storj-. Thq suspicion has been growing upon tho police as tho result of rumors which started In Milwaukee that Keller appeared in the role of bridegroom at the wedding, and that he and not Ketcham stood before the minister, with his face concealed under the folds of a scarf. As the result of this suspicion, he was held over night and at 11 o'clock this morning was driven awaj- in charge ot an officer. Ho is now held bj- the police, who are able to produce him at anj- time he maj" bo needed. Keller, according to his storj', accom panied John B. Ketcham and Mrs. AValkup to Milwaukee on September 24 and was a witness to the ceremonj- which mado them man and wife. Itev. Mr. Roberts, of Mil waukee, who performed the ceremonj-, opened up rather startling possibilities bj sajlng, when shown a photograph of Kel ler, that the picture much more resembled the man whom he married to Mrs. AValk up than did the picture of John B. Ketch am. Seeral of the butler's prominent feat ures, including a small mustache, which was not a pecullarltj- of Mr. Ketcham, were carefully noted by the Rev. Mr. Rob erts as common to both Keller and the bridegroom of September 24. The butler had little to saj on this subject, but vol unteered much Information concerning the events of the weddin.r iiln. He claimed that Ketcham and Mrs. AValkup went to a Milwaukee hotel and hurried from there to the parsonage, and that Mr. Ketcham's lface was not wrapped up In any waj-. The cev. Mr. Roberts says the onuegroom s face was partiv miifiled In a shawl, not, however, concealing the mustache. As to this phase of the situation, how ever, neither Mr. Purncll nor Mr. Ketch am's relatives have anj thing to saj Tho attornej- would neither affirm nor denj the statement tint the pending contest mav devolve upon the question as to whether John Ketcham or tho butler, Joe Keller, was the bridegroom on September 21. Relatives of Ketcham will contest the will, if such on instrument is in existence, on the ground that he was not onlj- of unsound mird at tho time he maj- have signed it, but for ten months previous. Ketcham's two brothers nnd two sisters will also denj- that their brother was lo-gallj- married to Minnie AVallace AValkup. Thej- will claim that he was entirelj- in capible of making anj kind ot a contract at the time of the alleged marriage, or. Indeed, for nearlj- a j-ear previous. Attornej- James E. Purnell, who has charge of the case for the Ketchams, says he has abundant proof that John B. Ketcham has been mentallj- unsound for almost a j-ear, and that there has been no proof of mar riage with Mrs. AValkup offered bj- the alleged wife. The attornej- has alreadj served notice on the Illinois Trust and Siv lngs bank to restrain Mrs AA'alkup from having access to the safetj' box in which the dead clubman kept his securities. At tornej" Purnell will also notlfj- the court that the will will be contested as soon as filed. The alleged wife of Ketcham is ill in bed with nervous prostration, the ordeal which she Ins undergone since the death of Ketcham having been too much for her strength. Criminal proceedings are threatened against Mrs.AValiace and several other per sons, whose names hav o not been divulged, but who, Mr. Ketcham's relatives will charge, were associated in what they char acterize as a conspiracj-. Attornej- James E. Purnell, represent ing tho dead banker's familj-, said to-night that enough evidence relative to John B. Ketcham's life in the Indiana avenue house, as well as the marriage that was performed In Milwaukee last September, had been collected bj- detectives to make a clear case of conspiracj" against several persons. "I do not care to make charges at this time," said Mr. Purncll, "for wo are a long waj from the court proceedings that will necessanlv arise from Ketcham's death, but I will saj- that ho was a victim of a desperate conspiracj-. I do not mean liv this that he met with foul plav. His friends do not contend that he did not die from natural causes. A hit we do claim is that after John went to that house to live last September he was virtuallj a pris oner. "His friends were ropeitedlv denied ad mittance upon the pretext tint he was not at home. Sometimes the butler would ap lvuar at the door and tell them that John was out; at other times the vvomin vho savs she Is his widow would answer for herself. He was alwavs out according to their version of his whereabouts, but we know that the contrarj" was the case. Mrs: AVallace did not know, perhaps, thit she was slndowed night nnd dav- during the entire period that John was in her house and that her everj- movement was made known to the brothers and siter, who have made up their minds to contest the mvsterious will." , "Did j ou mean to chirge that .slie would not permit Mr. Ketcham to leave the house?" Mr. Purnell was asked. 'That is it exactly." was tho imiF1. replj-. nh Comliatanta Dead. Barboursv die. Kj. Nov. 17. John Smith and Fred Ilarkler quarreled over a debt nine miles from hre. Both pirtles drew revolvers at the same time. Both fired to gether and the two men were deid in an hour. George Frankler. while trvlng to part them, received a serious wound. Telephone System for Menn. Mena, Ark.. Nov. 17. (Special ) The Mena Telephone Companv has completed a sj-s-tem of telephone lines for this citj-. and in a few daj s will lie in active operation. The companj- starts w Ith 120 subscribers. Letter Carrier raralyxed. St. Joseph, Mo. Nov. 17 (Special.) An drew C. Quarles. for manj- jears a letter carrier, was completely- paraljzed to-day while at work and will die. ! SKY-SCRAPERS ARE SINKING. Chlenso Architect Saa the Board of Trade Building Bus Sunk Six teen Inches. Chicago, Nov. 17. At the regular weeklj meeting of the Chicago Architectural Club General AVilham Sooy Smith spoke for three-quarters of nn hour upon the subject of "Foundations," referring espcdallj- to the construction of the new Federal build ing, of which he is superintendent of con struction. "A number of tho lirger buildings in Chicago are sinking dailj-," said Mr. Smith. "This is because the ground is soft where thej- stand, nnd the foundations are not properlj- constructed. "For the past six jears I have watched tho Boird ot Trade building, and during that time I have found that it has sunk sixteen inches. AA'ith these observations in sight I havo taken especial care in con structing the foundation for the new gov ernment building. The foundition will rest sevent-tvo feet below the street surface, and will be en solid bedrock." HIS WIFE HELD THE REINS. Sensitive Mlasourlnn Deserted Ills Family nnd Started for the Klondike. Maryv file. Mo , Nov. 17. The evening of October 21 Fred Ward, of near Dawson, In Nedawaj- countj-, was driving home from Tarkio, In company with his wife. Mr. AVard's waj- of driving did not suit Mis. AVard. and she forcibly took the lines from him, declaring that if he could not do bct tei she would hold the reins nersdf. This angered AVard, and ho climbed out of the wrgon, sajlng if she was determined to drive she could go home alone and he wci.ld go to the Klondike. Mrs. Ward drove home alone, and her husband has not been seen or heard from since, although the most untiring efforts have been made to find him. AVard is worth about $10,000, and is a farmer 50 j ears of age. IOWA'S FINAMTRIAL TRIP. Xew United States Battleship Ghu a Very Creditnule Account of Herself. Xew York. Nov. 17. The United States battleship Iowa arrived at the Brookljn navj- jard this afternoon, after concluding her final trial trip. It Is said that the per formance of the Iowa during tho trip was in everj waj- satisfactory-, and that the board will recommend that the government finallj- accept the war vessel. As soon as the Iowa was made fast at the nivj- j-ard Captain Sampson said to a representative of the Associated Press: "Everj thing passed off verj- satisfactor-ilj-, indeed. Considering that the vessel has not been in dock for over seven months. In mj- opinion, she behaved wonderfullj wcll. and 1 am quite satisfied with tho results." TO BE DEPORTED AT ONCE. AH but Two of the Austrian Contract Labor Stuve Cutters Rounded Up. Washington, Nov. 17. Commissioner Gen eral Powderlj, of the immigration bureau, to-daj" received a telegram from Inspector Baldwin in Mississippi, Mating tint ho had secured tho urrest of nineteen others of tho part j- of Austrian stjive cutters, mak ing fortj'-seven in all. Inspector Baldwin was instructed to bring the fortv -seven immediately- to Baltimore for deiiortation to Austria, and to leave a. deputj- to find the two still missing. A STRICTLY LEGAL WEDDING. Every Participant In a Milwaukee MnrrlaKe Ceremony a Member of the Bar. Milwaukee, AVas . Nov. 17. A unique wedding. In that all parties to the contract from bride and groom down to brides maids and best man were lawyers, was sol emnized in this citj- to-daj-. Miss Caroline Hamilton Pier, and John Henrj- Roemer, promirent members of the Milwaukee bar, were joined In wedlock, the ceremonj- being performed bj- Mrs Kate Pier, the bride's mother, in her capacitj- as court commis sioner The bride is a member of a dis tinguished familv of lawjers which at ono time numbered live members of the legal profession, tho father, the late Colonel C. K. Pier, the mother and three daughters. WENT BROKE ON $21X000 YEAR n. Cornell, a New Yorker AVIth a Die Income, Declared a Bank rupt In London. London. Nov. 17. H. Cornell, who, it is said, was formerly- a partner In the well known firm of iron manufacturers of that name, of New York, was declared a bank rupt to-dij', with liabilities estimated at $40,000 and no assots. It Is said that Mr. Cornell, lit addition to an income of $10 -two a year, received S12j'0 under the will of his father, in 1SS7. Since August, 1SW. it is said, Mr. Cornell has lived at the rate of $jj,0u0 a jear. BRIEF BITS OF SEWS, James Drais. an old and well known res ident of St. Joseph, died jesterday-, a;ed 72 jears. Drs E. r. Branlett and AY. AA. AVallace have been appointed pension examining surgeons at Faj ette. Mo. Mrs. G. H. Burchardt. aged 63. wife of the late Judge Burchardt. died at the home of her son In Huntsville, Mo. A business block of three buildings in Buckner. Mo., was burned Tedi- night. Iho origin of the first not known. Rev Mr. H. AV. Smith, colored. Is mak ing an active fight to succeed James 31c-Caffeij- as appraiser of the port of St. Lcuis An increase of 10 per cent In wages has been announced in the Jesse Eddj woolen mill, at Tall River, Mass, to take effect December 1. The- president begin AA'ednesdaj- to sit be fore a sculptor from 9 to 10 o'clock each morning in order to have a bronze bust of himself made. rrar.k Elliott, deputj- coil oil Inspector nrd editor of the Trov, Kas , Times, and Miss Mamie Cimpbell were marrleJ AVeunesdav mornirg. Two runaway bovs named Zelmer and Lei aum. from Ridgew.ij-, Mo . wero arrest ed at Guthrie. O. T. for stealing bicjcles at Alkinsas Citj-, Kas. Jack McCune, who shot AA'illiam Alblu. son of ex-Judge AV. M. Albin, dead in a quarrel over cards. Is djlng of consumption In the St. Joseph. Mo., jail. Rev. George H. Houghton, pastor of the Church of the Transfiguration, in New York, better known as the "Little Church Around the Corner," died last night. Mrs. Charles L. Tiffany, wife of the head of the great New York jewelrj" hrm. Is dead, aged SI vears. Mr. and Mrs. Tiffanj ceiebrated their golden wedding on No vember 20. 1691. In consequence of the failure of the Hooley-Jameson syndicate to put through the Chinese loan, it is generally- reported that the Hong Kong and Shanghai banks will raise the necessarj- monej. At Lincoln Center, Kas.. John Linker was Tuesdaj- night found guiltj of violat ing the prohibitorj- law and must pay- JIM in lines, the costs, of the suit and $13 at tornej 's fees, and serve nlnetj dajs in JaL John AA'. Masters, a voung farmer, Tuesdaj- drove to AVaco nnd cached a check for between $200 and $300. An hour later ha was found in a vacant Inclosure and died In convulsions. His money- was gone. "Knockout drops" had evidently beei given. A representative of the Smj-th and Rice companj". which Is now presenting "My Friend From India," has announced that this companj- next j-ear would present a new plav, entitled "The Girl From Kan sas." Tho play Is now being written In New York. A SWELL SWINDLER. THREE GOTHAM AVOAIEX ROBBED OF SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS. TWO HEIRESSES AND AN ARTIST GRAND OPrORTLMTIES FOR I'W EST JIEAT OFFERED THEM. Mlsa Rosamond Owen Lost ?(,175, 3Iiss Mary A'anderpool $1,000 nnd Miss Kills Rotten $450 and Thirty Pictures Swindler Caught. New A'ork, Nov. 17. Three j-oung women, two of them heiresses, of this citj', and the other a famous Australian artist, temporarily- here, are said to be the victims of an alleged swell swindler, Arthur Blair Moodj-, of New Haven, Conn., who was jesterdaj- arrested in thit citj-. Moodj- is now out on biil, and is fighting the at tempt to extradite him to New A'ork. He is 2b jears of age and Ins alwajs been a favorite with women. Moodj- comes of a good family. His father is in the Insurance business in New Haven, and his mother is a doctor. Moodj stopped for a long time at the Holland house and cut quite a dish. AVhen he left the Holland he was $1,100 In debt to Pro prietor Baumann for his uoard. Moodj lnppened to meet the Rev. Dr. DeLeon Nicholl, who took a fanej" to him and In troduced him to Miss Marv A'an Biuren A'anderpool, who in turn Introduced him to her friend. Miss Rosamond II. Owen. Both ladles hold high positions In New York societj-. As soon as Moodj- felt that he had gained the confidence of the women, ho dined them at tho Holland house. There, it Is alleged, he unfolded a great mining scheme. A few- dajs later, Moodj- called on Miss A'anderpool and said that his part ner had told him of a grand opportunity for some subscribed mining stock. One of the men who had Dut down his name for some of the stock had failed to get the monej- and, although the major ot New Haven had tried to get it, he (Moodj) had managed to get the chance for Miss A'an derpool. The latter was delighted, but she did not have the readj' monej- und she recommended her friend. Mi-s Owen. The latter took to the scheme and gave Moody Sim That was in March last. On July 13, Mcodj- went to Miss Owen and said that $1,000 more was necdeil. and she gave him a consolidated C per cent gold bond of the St. Paul, Minneapolis it Manitoba railroad, market value Sl,17.". She told Moody to dis pose of it and return the $173 to her. He gave tho bond to Proprietor Biumann. of the Holland House, for a board bill of $1,170. telling him that if the bond was not redeemed in thlrtj" d ij s he might sell It Moodj- never redeemed It. and It was sold. He did not return Ihe $173 to Miss Owen. Later in July. Moodj- went once more to Miss A'anderpool and told her of another splendid opportunitj- for making monej". Miss A'anderpool sajs she gave Moodj- a $1,009 United States gold bond without get ting anv receipt or security for It, and she h is not since heard of it. Meantime, Moodj- had been at work at the Buckingham hotel. There he met Miss Ellis Row en, an artist in water colors, from Australia. She was also impressed with Moodj- and showed him a set of wa ter color paintings of the flora of Aus t:alia. which she said was worth $13,000. Mcodj- broached his latest scheme to the artist and got $430 from her on the security- of fifty shares of the stock of his company-. Then he wanted more nionej- for the scheme, and she let him take the pictures as securitj-. He was to raise $4 300 on them, the pictures to be placed In a safe deposit v ault as securitj-. After a time she became anious and asked for the pictures. Ho gave back, she sajs, all but thlrtj-, and said that he did not know where the others were. Then he told her he could sell the pictures to George A'anderbilt, who wrnted to decorate his house at Biltmore, N. C. About two months ago he disap peared. He owed Proprietor Baumann a $1400 board bill when he left. The police happened to hear of the matter, and Mocdv was Indicted In the case ot Miss A'anderpool's $1,000 bond. A COUNTESST SUICIDE. Lost Her Lover and Her Purse and Put a Bullet Through Her Head. Edinburgh, Nov. 17. There was a tragic occurrence in a police station hero last evening. A woman, apparently- about 20 jears of age, and fashionably- dressed, but in tho deepest mourning, who said she was the Countes Teresa Ulfeld, a Rus sian, adding that she had come to Scot land a fortnight ago, via Copenhagen, and that she was in mourning for her dead lover, complained to the police officer on dutj- that she had been robbed of her purse containing a large sum of monej-. The countess was apparently- In great distress, and as the officer turned round to enter her complaint in the station blotter, she shot herself through the temple with a re volver. Onlj' a few shillings were found on her person. An examination of her rooms in the hotel where she had been stopping developed the fact that nil her correspondence had been torn up in such small pieces as to render it almost utterly Impossible to reconstitute it. She had given her address as the cloister of St. Marie. Moscow. Two photographs were found among her effects. One was that of a joung officer in the Russian armj- and was signed "Alexander Romanoff." It Is supposed to be thit of the fiancee. The other photograph was that of a Spanish officer who had visited the countess since her arrival in Edinburgh. The hotel peo ple saj- tho deceased countess was well educated, and had evidently- been accus tomed to move In the best societj-. HENRY AVERY ARRESTED. - Charged With Complicity In the As sault on Airs. Resli, Jcnr Boston, Mo. Lamar. Mo , Nov. 17. (Special ) Sheriff Livingston returned from Kansas last night with Henrj- Avcrj. charged with be ing Implicated in the assault on Mrs. Jacob Resh, near Boston, six miles south, last Thursday- night, when carbolic acid was thrown in htr face. AVhen the mob took Simpson and Kaderlj- from tho officers Mondaj- night and swung them up to a tree several times, thej- made a confes-ion of the crime, implicating Averj- and Dave Monkstar. of Carthage. Thej- claim thej hlred Avery and Monkstar to commit tho crime. Monkstar had not been arrested. The others are in jail. Averj- Is an un married young man. Tin Plate Smuggling. Boston. Nov. 17 Special Treasury Agent Converse J. Smith has received word from Special Emploje Bunn, who is stationed on the Canadian border, that he has seized at Eastport. Me., a small schooner with a cargo of twenty-five boxes of tin .slate that bad been smuggled into port. This is the first attempt which the department has known of the smuggling of tin plate into tills countrj-. MURDER OF JOHN M. CLAYTON. Georgia Alan Sujs That He Can Prove the Guilt of the As sassin. Little Rock, Ark.. Nov. 17. The memory of the most famous crime ever committed in Arkansas the ass isslnatlon of lion. John M. Clajtono has been revived bj- the leccipt of a letter by Governor Jorcs, written from Pitts. La. by a person s gn ing the name Luther Akins. The writer of the letter recalls the crime, inquir s about rewards, and states that he can locite the murderer and produce proof of gulit. The murder of John M. Clajton will be remembered bj- politicians and public men all over the United State'. Clajton was a brother of Hon. Powell Clajton, the Piesent United States minister to Mexico. He was the Republican candidate for congress in lS-. his opponent being Hon Clifton R. Breckinridge, iate ambas sador to Russia. The canvass was a spir ittel one and the contest was bitter. Breck inridge was declared elected and Clajton filed a contest. While the contest was In progress, Mr. Clajton went to Plummcr ville to look after his interests there. AVhll; in his room one right, just before preparing to retire, an assassin crept up In the dark and fired a load of buckshot through the window of his room, inflicting wounds from which he died. The murder created a sen sation all over the United States. D tectives were emplojed and worked dili gentlj on the case, and manj- persons were suspected of the crime, but the murderer went unpunished. Several times since then the memorj" of the crime has been revived bj- the discovery- of seme new clue, but the assassination had almost been forgotten w hen the letter from Akins onco more brought the terrible affair Into public notice. The legislature once offered a re ward of $1000 for the conviction ot the murderer, and the reward Is probably j"et in force. RAILROAD UNDER SUSPICION. Employes of the Canadian Pacific Ac cused of SniuftTSHni; In Chinese. Auburn. N. A"., Nov. 17. C. II. Brown, as sistant United States attorney-, who Is con ducting the trial of cases in the United States district court here, is authoritj- for a remarkable storj- in connection with the E-muggllng of Chinese Into this countrj". Mr. Brown said that the cost of deporting Chinese has been very great and has been on the Increase, which Is also the case with the smuggling of the Chinese. The government. Mr. Brown sajs. ij-o the blame for the greater part of the 11 l'cit traffic on the emplojes of the Can adian Pacific railway-, and Attornej--Gener-al McKenna. It is stated, will institute an action against the corporation. The gov ernment overs, according to Mr. Brown, that the railway- emplojes conspire with the government officials to break the law. A bill of costs is being compiled, and as each deportation costs $300, the total will be verj- large. AVhen this is done, Mr. Brown says, the action will be commenced. THE CRFEK WARRANT STEAL Several Arrests Hay e Been Made and Others Are Expected Soon. Muskogee. I. T.. Nov. 17. (Special.) A number of the prominent citizens of the Creek nation are breathlessly awaiting the result of the investigation of tho $30,000 Creek warrant steal bj- the federal grand jurj- at AVagoner. I. T. Several parties ac cused of being implicated in the steal have alreadj- been arrestd. one of whom was placed tinder a $13 000 bond. It Is under stood here that an Indictment has been found against a large number of persons in the Creek nation, charging them with being Implicated in the deal, but their names are withheld from the public, pend ing their arrest. IOWA BANK ROBBER CAUGHT. Escaped After He Was Indicted, but AVaa Retaken Yeaterdny In ew Jersey. Morristown, N. J.. Nov. 17. Samuel J. Fltchie. arrested for robbing a freight car at Port Morris, was identified to-daj- by Sheriff Dow ling as one of the gang which robbed the Bradley bank, of Eldon. la., of $8,000 last Februarj"- Ritchie was captured at the time, but escaped from the AA'apello countj- jail, after having been Indicted. Sheriff Dow ling Identified Ritchie by tat tooed marks on the arm. Then he showed Ritchie a photograph In the rogues' gal-lerj- nnd Ritchie confessed to his identity-. A letter was secured which Ritchie had written to a friend in jail at Paterson. in which he stated ho was afraid he was caught for the Iowa robbcrj. and begging INDIAN GIRL INCENDIARIES. Two Carlisle Pupils Arrested for Try ing: to Burn the Insti tution. Carlisle. Pa., Nov. 17. Fannie Eaglehorn nnd Eliza Flandcr, Indian girls, were ar rested to-daj- on complaint of Superintend ent Pratt, of the Indian school, and lodged In jail on the charge of arson. A mjstcri ous fire broke out in the girls" quarters of the school on Sunday afternoon, but was extinguished before much dimage had been done. It was afterward learned that the two girls, who were pupils, had start ed the tire with the Intention of burning down the school, because thej- had been refused permission to go home, him not to give him awiv. AVreckcr AA'orden Reprlev ed. San Francisco. Nov. 17. Governor Budd to-daj- reprieved until February- 11. 135. the sentence of Salter D. Worden. the train wrecker, convicted of the murder of En gineer Clark, during the great railroad strike in ISM. The attornej- general hld that the sentence of the lower courts should not be carried out pending an un decided appeal to the United Stites su preme court. shot IJ lllKlimiynieii. Defiance. O. Nov 17 Dr. Ira DIx. a prominent physician of Junction. Paulding countj-. was held up and shot in the breist bv masked hignvvavmen last night while crossing over the Auglaize river. He was then beaten Into insensibility and robbed of $10 in monej- and a gold watch. He Is in a serious condition. The robbers escaped. Confessed on the Scaflold. AViimington. N. C. Nov. 17. Ed Purvi". a negro, was hanged in the jiil jard at Lillington. Harnett countj-. to-day for the murder of M. J. Blickman. white, flagman on the Atlantic coast line, on the 14th of August last. Puvis talked about half an heur on the scaffold and confessed the crime. Cuban Duel Prevented. Havana. Nov. 17. A serious personal i!is-j-uto having arisen between Senor Tibur cio Bea. a prominent reformist, and fcenor Crespo. the well known Conservative lracl er, a duel with swords was arranged, but the police got wind of it and interfered and bcth men have been arrested. A 15-Year-Old Afurderer. Guthrie. O. T.. Nov. 17. (Special.) Fred Horn, aged 13, was convicted of murder at El Reno, and sentenced to the penitentiary for life. He shot an old soldier named Tripp, in AVashita county- last December, in order to get $1.30 to celebrate Christmas with. GAGE PLAN FAVORED MONETARY COMMISSIOV IS FOLLOW ING HIS IDEAS. NO GOVERNMENT BANKING. C031A1ISS10 WILL NOT PREPARE A BILL FOR CONGRESS. AVI 11 Only Make a Report AVliieh Mnjr Serve for Guidance In the Reform of Existing Currency Laws Ant nn Official Body. i AVashlngton. Nov. 17. After a recess of several dajs, the mon-tary commission re sumed its sessions here to-night, with all the members present except two. Mr. Stuj' vesant Fish, who has been prevented by other engagements from attending the ses sions of the commission heretofore, sat with the bodj- to-night. Most of the- time was occupied with a general review ot the work already accomplished, for the purpose o acquainting Mr. Fish with what had been done. The prellmlnaxj." reports ot the prin cipal committees have been considered fully bj- the whole bodj and a general idea ob tained thereby of the Individual views V all the members. The future work of tj ;i commission will bo devoted mainly to J discussion of the reports and measures , be submitted for the consideration of cca gress. It Is not probable that anj- repot"" will be ready when congress convenes earC in December, but it is hoped that before th end of the month some preliminary sugge tions, at least, will bo ready for submit sion. to be followed later bj- more genera and elaborate reports. The commissioners will not prepare a bin for the reform of the currency- sj stem, but will confine themselves to an expression of opinion and tho adoption of certain gen eral propositions. AVhile they have not yet reached a formal conclusion. It Is probable that thej- will follow the lines suggested I bj- Secretary Gage and recommend that tho government go out of the banking busi ness?, withdraw all circulating notes and authorize the banks te Issue currencj- up to par ot their deposits to secure the same. AVhen the commission met each member had his own views and plans, manj- ot which conflicted with those of his col leagues, but thej- have hammered at each, other oft and on until thej- have tlnallj reached a harmonious conclusion upon tha principal points with which thej are deal ing. Thej- have also received advice and suggestion from bankers and other finan ciers throughout the country. Including sev eral complete plans for a new currencj- sys tem. Although none of these plans has been adopted In full, they contained many important Ideas and have had on lnfluenct in modifying the opinions of the commls sioners. It Is proposed to publish them f a report which will be submltted,to a ma convention some time during the winter There seems tv bo a.' 'misapprehension, concerning the powers and functions ot tho commission. It is not an official bodj-. so to speak. It was not appointed ,by tha president nor the secretary of the treasury and has no official relation to congress. The twelve gentlemen who have been at tempting to solve the currency problem were selected for the duij- bj- a conv entlon of business men held at Indianapolis last fall, and will make their report, not to congress, but to a similar convention to be held some time during the winter, i It Is not Intended to send the report to congress officlallj". although every member of both houses will be supplied with a copy. The members of the commission do not ex pect their ideas to be immediately adopted bj- congress. Thej- nre not sanguine of se curing any legislation during the approach ing session, because of the pecultnr com plexion of the senate nnd the fact that tha rules of that bodj- make it almost Impos sible to secure action ot any kind if a minority resists. They do, however, regard their work as important from an educa tional standpoint, in the cultivation of a public opinion that sooner or later will in fluence congress to amend the currency laws In the line of their recommendations. These gentlemen are of the opinion also thatithe next house of representatives will be elected on the currencj- issue, and that there will be a new alignment of the par ties at the polls. Their findings and re ports will be In the nature ot a platform which thej- believe will be adopted by tha commercial and financial Interests of tha countrj-. SHEEP PERISH BY THOUSANDS. Australian Flockmaatera Hard Hit by a Famlahlna; Drouth Picture of Desolation. New York, Nov. 17. Tho outlook for tha sheep raising industry In Australia, owtnr- to the prolonged and famishing drouth, hns never been so gloomy ns now. Millions nt sheen havo nerished this season, and from AVestern Australia. Victoria and Xew South AA'ales the reports ore disheartening. Tho feed has been dry and dead so long, and the water has become so nearly ex hausted and so poor, that stock Is being rapldlv decimated. Thousands of men ara being employed In tho various districts cut ting the boughs of the apple, tho oak and other trees for food for the starving sheep, and In skinnlnc the animals that perish in the mud at the failing water holes. Au tumn and the kimbinsr season has come. and since there Is no fresh, wholesome food to nourish the breeding ewes, they are too weak to furnish milk, nnd the Iambs ara either killed by the owners to savo tha mother's lives, or allowed to die with them. The famous Rlverna district, whence coma tho line wools bought bv American manu facturers. Is a picture of desolation. WAR ON THESUGAR TRUST. Two Vounser Sons of Claua Spreckela Oppoae the GlKantle Monopoly. New- York. Nov. 17. The war on the su gar trust has been joined In by the two j ounger sons of Claus Spreckel3. who have been fighting their father bitterly In tho California courts. Hawaiian sugar will af ford the ammunition In this attack and the sore point with Claus Spreckels, Sn. Is that he originally- gave tils sons tho stock of the Hawaiian Sugar and Commer cial Companj-. whose product will be ucd against the trust and with which Mr. Spreckels, Sr., Is now Identified. One of the manj" opposition concerns to the s-igar trust which are springing up like mushrooms all over the country- 1st the California Beet and Sugar Refining Compmy ard two of its incorporators aro Rudolph and C. Augustus Spreckels. Th capaeltj- of the new refinery will be Z3 tons daily of cane sugar and l.OOu tons ot beet sugar. .Springs to Be Improved. InJenendeice. Kas . Nov. 17. (Snerlni v A company has been organized and a char ter applied for, to Improve and utllizo tho mineral springs which are found on the Parkhurst place, just north of town. An, analysis of the water has been made bv I'rofessor Schweitzer, of the University- of Missouri, and he pronounces It water ot great meaicinat qualities.. OH Rock Star Carthage. Mn, JOPlin. Mo.. Nov. 17. OH rncV- tine. Tven discovered on tho farm of J. J. G. Armlt nge. about eight miles northwest ot Car- mage, in mis countj-. it smells stronglj of coal oil. and burns brightlv if placed In -a hot stove. There Is considerable ex citement over tho find, and arrangement iub utiag maue 10 una lor on.