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ittt Jmmml I VOLUME XL. NO. 162. FRIDAY. KANSAS CITY, NOVEMBER 19, I897.-TEN PAGES. FRIDAY. PRICE TWO CENTS. d-5 ie BH" Look ? wfi j i sr P is; -. .. MJmi ... Xb C- a f 4 xE Cw I C 4 a h U SflPQQ WOIL t SiSVvJ Hnftn Kansas Otv s ffie Be?sf City In Th jr e HltA t "N iKL iiir MW ? u uu yua .? I JEIKB ALL W. local roTorricB ser'.ice will SOOX ' STRENGTHENED. FAST MAIL DOING WONDERS. KEdVKSt roif, MPtBnSf MORE CAR UllCnS MADE. , ' ELECTROCUTED AT MIDNIGHT. I. tndcr Consideration nt Washing ton and He Assurance m That This Cilj's 3111 Facilities Arc to lTe JIade Strictly Al. Washington, Nov. 4S.-(SpecIal.) Tost mastcr Reed, of Kansas City, some time ago wrote to the postofflce department, asking for six additional carriers. Another letter has been received from him in -which l,e urgently presses the department to al low him an increase of help in me ind ent force. He calls attention to the ever growing importance of Kansas City and complains that Indianapolis, -where the re ceipts are not as great as at Kansas Cit. has fifteen more carriers than the Kansas City postofflce. He also calls the at ten tlon of the department to the probal.il ty that several suburban towns will be in corporated with the city proper . -time. The request is under consideration by the superintendent of free delivery. Tho postofflco detriment is excusable ' for not responding quickly to the demands for more aid for the Kansas City post efflce. As is pointed out. at Indianapolis they have a larger force, dui ibi w for some time has been supplied with fast malls and they start on time and business must be rounded up with emergency speed. In Kansas City, until recently. It has been a sloven game-mail going out on occasional freights, and nlgnt man pos sibly getting off on late morning trains, and If not on late night trains, and it not then possibly some other time. The state ment Is made by local postoulce officials that in days not long ago mall has accum ulated and not been sent out for days after It reached the office from the city. Delayed in this manner has been newspaper ma. as well as ordinary commercial mall. The simple fact that the city has not fceen provided with railway mail facilities and plenty of tlmowas always on hand In which to handle mall made it plain to for!ltho.o,ent and not to imPbthe service. "A rte? iartment. but owing to the General demorMiSd condition of things it Benerai uiniuwu". the department to wmS makflmproVements all along tho "vow ,hatS?heCcltveis supplied with rail vav man faclUtiS. giving first-class fa rliiticsto a city of lirst-class commercial nroi ortions. it is believed the department -m nrtvlde efflcient force and management Cnal office. Should additional clerks im needed or should pone of tne cieras u )i?.mied or managed In a way to do more Si es ind less grumbling, or whatever Ihou d1e done to make a first-class office, tt Is believed it will be done to give the. bus -nc's interests or the city efflcient and reli able service in keeping with growing de mands. "HOT TIME IN OLD TOWN." Cable Grlpmcn Have Maulers the Tunc and It Is riayed on Cn- lilc Car Gone. Since the advent of the cable lines it has been conceded that a light-hearted gripman could make more unnecessary noise than a wnall boy with his first drum. I- or years tho Bripmen have vied with each other In attempts to produce the most musical taps on their gongs ana mo '"" "" """ anything but soothing to persons with weak nerves But yesterday there was a decided innovation. It had evidently been careful ly rehearsed by a number of the gripmen on tho Ninth street line and they had an endless amount of amusement for their P "Allot Timo In the Old Town." has been plaved on almost every kind of musical in- ' . , ennir on Error;fskpoi Vo 1 vSing more spiritual consolation. Hut yesterday capped the ' climax. The (line of "A Hot Time in the Ola JO,w l'"sew:f tell out on the November air from half the street car gongs on th6 Ninth sin-el line. Everybody recognized it le Joro tho gripman lnd struck the third measure, ui coure un; n.n . -- ---gong had few variations and could easily Fw Silled Hat, but tho light-hearted grip men hall no difficulty in keeping correct time and giving tho "notes- their proper Icnctli. "It is tho first tune we could ever carry clear through." explained ono gripman. laughing. GUINEA PIG ATJHE LIBRARY. It 1 a I'nrtlcnlnr Pot of the Libra rian, but Hir Public Sel dom See It. Every well regulated library in the coun try has a "guinea pig." The librarians consider It the most valuable thing about the library, but the public rarely sees It. Yesterday. Rev. Dr. Hopkins, a member of the special library committee, wished to .. fitnlnmie of books, and visited Mrs. "Whitney the librarian. A pile of loks was placed on a table at his service and among them was a peculiar shaped vol- explained Mrs. Th.- iHk Is about twice as thick as It is wide and is considered the most val uable catalogue in the world. r. i-i.. cnMinxl thi- name or guinea pig" on account of its shape and the fact that It cost a guinea In London. KANSAS PRODUCTS. Xclnon Itnll.llntr KxIitMt Will lie Op ened Sonic STlnie Xext Week. Tim central office for the exhibition of tho different agricultural products of Kansas, which is the outcome of the meeting of the Kansas State Ileal Estate Association. In Icavenworth on October 13, will be opened on the fifth lloor of the Nelson building wm" time next week. H. C. Owens, of fr.i" t. 1.-..0 ohn hns the matter In charge. is creatly pleased over the outlook for suc cess of tho project. He says many Kan- IS STILL A MYSTERY. LITTLE LIGHT OX THE KETCII.VM WALKUP AFFAin. LOOKS BAD FOR MRS. WALKUP. PROBABILITY GROWING THAT BID NOT WED KETCIIAM. SHE Albert J. Franlx Put to Death In Olilo for the Mnrdcr of Men ale Little. Columbus, O., Nov. lD.-Albert J. Frantz. the murderer of Bessie Little, of Dayton, was electrocuted in the annex at the Ohio penitentiary at 12:22 this (Friday) morning. It was late In the afternoon before Gov ernor Bushnell's message refusing to in terfere was received. Frantz was visited during the day Dy a uruiuei " ,...., and after the parting, at 9 o'clock, Frantz fainted. He was soon restored to con:ci cusness, however, and had fully regained Ms composure by the time for the electro cution. He took his place in the chair at 12-1S, without any apparent tremor. The officials were slow in rastenlng the straps and adjusting the electrodes. The first shock did not causo death, and the current was applied again three times before life was pronounced extinct at 12:22. The crime for which Frantz paid the pt'"J,,5 . , . , . ,;.,'!, Chicago. Nov. 1S.-Stateir.ents made by oi uree .m... " ." -"" " T R1Iey ti,e Milwaukee hackman who 3 1 .iBn..i..l lino l.nHi Tt.ou tlirnti-n Irrri " rau mu,. .. UUUj ...,...... ...w- drove Mr& Mable Wallace AValkup to Rev the 8unwater mer, Tvnere was lourm Mn j p Hobert.s residence to be married ut-raveiiinK ui tne uhuc n.- fc..- - r.ishel cne of the most exciting chapters Mllrrankee Groom Entirely Unlike the Jfow Head Clubman Wan Prob ably Xot Ilntltr Keller Who Wn He? The Ilnller'x Story. in ciiminal hlstorj- in Ohio. Frantz made an alieged confession in which he claimtd the girl had shot herself while they were, out riding and fearinghe would be charged with murder he had thrown the body in the river. FINCH CALLS ON BAKER. Lawrence Journal Editor Looltlnir After II Ih Candidacy for Hie Poxtofllcc. Leavenworth, Kas... Nov. 18.-(Spec!aI. Charley Finch, ot the Lawrence Journal, came over to-day and called upon Senator nnur to talk over his candidacy Tor the Lawrence postofflce. To The Journal rep resentative he stated that he had not come oven for any particular purpose, but Just .t,..i to wa how things were going. Ho ej pressed himself as well satisfied with his reception, but did not think the office had been promised to anyone yet. The time of the present incumbent does not expire for about six months yet, and he thought there was plenty of time In which to make a se lection. He said that there were a large number of candidates for the place and new ones turning up nearly every day. BAKER TO STAND BY STERNE. Will Indlut Upon Ills Appointment a Soon an ConjereHB Con vener Topeka, Kas.. Nov. lS.-(Speclal.) An In timate Topeka- friend of Senator Baker re ceived a letter from the senator to-night, stating that he Intended to "stand pat on his Indorsement of Sterne for marshal; that as soon as congress convened he would ask the president to name Sterne, and that if the request was not granted imm!tiit the fiirht would open. This friend takes It that the senator will fight all measures tho president wants passed If Sterne is turneu uun. Good Place for a Kana Girl. Toneka. Kas., Nov. is.-i&peciai.i . llaSSe Herreiir'clerk in the ofcee of theG. A. It. department ot Kansas, has been ten dered a position in the pension office at Washington. Assistant Secretary of the interiorflxno place, ansa xierruu ia "'"""- "?; Icles as "the daughter of the Kansas G. A. R?" She'obtalned this title on account of being in state neauquarwraiuiou v,... AMBASSADORSJN HARD LINES. Turkey' IteprcKentntlyen Abrond Arc Unpaid and Some Are In Des perate Strait. London. Nov. ID. The Vienna correspond ent of the Dally Telegraph says: "Pe cuniary embarrassment has reached an ot tri nt the Yildlz kiosk. Salaries of ambassadors are left unpaid for months. Since the departure of Galib Bey, Turkish ambassador at Berlin,, another Turkish en voy has written Tewfik Pasha, tho Turkish foreign minister, declaring that he has sold nearly everything, and lives almost entirely on dry bread, adding tnat nu even fears he will be unable much longer .; r.i . .i.ot a third ambassador has written to Tewfik Pasha, saying: All m means are exhausted, and I cannot even buy a pair ot gloves when obliged to ap pear anywhere." THE SCHEME DIDN'T WORK. Attempt to Defraud the Government on' Imported Diamonds Falls Through. New York. Nov. IS. An attempt tojle; tratid the government was prevented by the United States appraiser to-day when an importation involving 200 or 300 carats of ,.,it rttfminnds was invoiced at about $24 per carat. The diamonds had evidently been put into a solution of resin and grease, thus dulling their color to such an extent that .i, .ihmnn.k nnnearcd to be of little value. When washed in alcohol and hot water, the the morning of September 24 last, tend tO TrPilft,iTi !. nl-ilm nf Trthn 1 TCttt- Vliam's relatives that he was not the groom V the occasion. According to his story, vjilch is corroborated by Miss Anna licrsch and Jlrs. W. A Hunsberger, the vman with the dark hair married a man men shorter than she Is. Riley to-day de slibed the groom in the strange affair as " little, sawed-off fellow, a foot shorter tin the woman." iss Anna Jliersch, who witnessed the cernony, declared, too, the man was much shter than tho woman, so much shorter thsho exclaimed to herself: "What a Httiman to marry such a large, fine-look-Ing-oman." J4 B. Ketcham was not "a llttle.sawed- ofl in." He was fully 5 feet 10 Inches n h'jit. Mable Wallace is not more than 5 iee. Accordingly, between the descrip tion ithe groom of September 24 and the true tcliam there is a difference of over one f. in size- Mrsjunsberger describes tho groom as a smcmani certainly smaller than the womai H is iost certain, however, that Keller, Oio but was not substituted for John B. Ketchal AH ari tliat the principal In the secret nuptials really a very sick man. His face Within drawn and haggard. Ifo lcoked Or ho had sun-crea Ior months. J filer IG nnl Jia Ttpnr nr onrt Tt n ccrtalnedp for monUiS 1ast looked, well and healt Further, from all available ir.fcrmatiitne hutler stayed behind at the PlankU ii0uSe during the ceremony. It was notji an was over and tne coupe had been Un t0 tho dcpot that he eft the hotel. 1 settled the bill for "A. B. Y'curg, witj servant, Boston," as the trio appearL,on the reElster. But whoet.as tne Broom, he was ap- i--""" -""ely and wholly in the pow er of the wol The evidence o niley as to KctchamtlonSi If lt were h(J fur. nishes all thfcgntg for a story Qf hvp r.ctism. Thei seemed dazed and obliv ious to ever and Bpoke ony whfin anLycrlnS,tnfessari-.qucstionit Jn the hack, while -tfs outside, he did not say a word. iugh RIIey trlcd scvera, times iu c.ib-lrn in conversation. Friends of Uad pllihni.nti hen,').... 11U1Q lioije ul,s ah,0 , Butler Keller appraiser-found the diamonds were of line oualitv and exceptionally well cut. The duties and penalties upon this invoice will now amount to more than J4.r0 where as, as invoiced, less than tl.O0O would havo been demanded. AFTER A PRETTY NAME. Julia Marlowe-Talicr Spends an Aft ernoon Helving Into Polish Hooks for a Name. Julia Marlowc-Tabcr spent yesterday afternoon in the reading room at the public llbrarv. looking through books on Polish subjects, looking for "a pretty Polish name , ,-U- sweet woman." as she explained to the librarian. Finally she found a very nrettv name and had about decided upon l"1 .' . .i ikoi it .fis thn name orywlcked princess." 'Then she con ?innMl her search until she secured one that suited her. The name is doubtless wanted for a character, not a christening. m. nitter In the Sweet. iii4ia uirls carrj-ing their school Two uih?r arms entered the rotunda hVmfbnc Hbrarvast evening and look ed autUthem inawo"derment. it was evi dently their first vh-u. mQ V.,; little girls, so loudly that e was v; .rd bv one of tne assu-uu... "'"" prove that (ny nthT , tn.i. the place of Mcham in the marriage cercn ony. According to rney General Purnell. the main cont wlu bo that Ketcham was a d mInd Wq dQ not care whctht,re was a ,egItlmat0 marriago or a t,ne by prox. .. Attorney Purnel,ay. ..whetner there is a marriago ce0 or a win we y.m prove mai -""',etcham was of un sound mind and (ughI. ,ncapao,e of being a party to asreeraent or con tract that would L jaw Attorney Purnelfrtlle,-CES has a rcsentatlve in Mll investigating tho marriage. , Butler Keller W,t ,n tn(J swcat BOX- ior iu mm..,ast n,ght hy pQ lico Captain Homeout mIdn,Kht he was released on del,, Attorney Han. sen, who agreed to,co the but,er Jf the police should r hlm Captain Homer dt beJleve Keer has told all he knowb Ketcham case ins story oi . "Vaukce and tho subsequent marriagc?tc,am tQ 3Irs Wallace, the captaln;,,, ,ncom. plcte. In tho "sweatbox" .as questioned and cross-questioneds th,g nter view Keller made U,wmB wrUten statement: My name is Joseph, j -havo tfien cmpiujeu u, -". ""rover a year. I have known Sir. J?KCtcham for nearly a year. On Sef4 j c panied Mrs. Wallace a f0 Milwaukee. Ae stoppe, Manhattan hotel. Wfe arrived in kce abQut o'clock at night. Abouck th morning Jirs. " "r. Ketcham went out for a drive n. Xmed about 9 o'clock and Ke ich am met me in the hotel offiC,d me that ho had just Si"Jl"a Wallace i- nil nmi. home to.-, vauacc. ,.... ,iiic the evening of September 23, AVe went to the Plankinton house, where we secured a suite of rooms, being registered as Mr. and Mrs. Young and servant. "This was done simply to, insure the se crecy of our errand. Mr. Ketcham, rose before I was awake the next morning and palled me. I protested against getting up so early, but he had not slept and wanted to get out. When we were dressed we started out to find a minister, intending to travel in a street car. so that our move ments might not be known at the hotel. Mr. Ketcham wanted to take Keller with us, but I was afraid he would gossip when wc got back to Chicago, and I Insisted on lecvlng him behind. When we had gone some distance from the hotel we met a cab, .which we engaged to take us to the minister's. "Arriving at a parsonage, I applied at the door and learned that the minister was away from home, but his wife had a neigh boring clergyman called in to perform the ceremony. When wo were married we or dered the driver to take us to the railway station. This was for the purpose of mis leading tho hackman as to our destina tion. AVhen he had left us we walked back to our hotel, where we breakfasted and left for Chicago on the 11 o'clock train. "Contrary to my wishes, Mr. Ketcham told Keller, when lie returned to the hotel that we were married." ' Mrs. Ketcham went Into other details. of the Milwaukee trip, and reiterated her will ingness to answer any questions that re mained a subject of doubt or mystery. The coroner's jury will meet at Rolston's. 22 Adams street, at 2 o'clock to-morrow and will be adjourned probably until Mon day, is the anafo-sis of the stomach is not yet completed. NEW EDITORJS NAMED. Grorge W. Hlnninii, of New York, to Succeed William Penn Nlxou on the Inter Ocean. New York, Nov. 18. The reports which have come from Chicago to the effect that Charles T. Yerkes has purchased a con trolling Interest In the Inter Ocean were given practical confirmation to-day when the announcement was made that Mr. Y'erkes had secured George Wheeler Hln- man to take control of the paper. Mr. Hlnman left -New York yesterday.and just before leaving he said to a personal friend that unless unexpected difficulties arose within the Inter Ocean office he would take immediate control of the paper as editor-in-chief. He also said that William Penn Nixon would soon step Into the offlca of collector of the port, and that for that reason he thought his path in Chicago would be smooth. Mr. Hinman is young, but Is well experi enced in newspaper work, having been trained in that fine school of journalism the New York Sun, where he was a protege of Charles A. Dana. He Is ai years old. Ho was graduated from Hamilton college in the class of 'S3: afterward was graduated from Leipsic and Heidelberg in Germany, and is entitled to the honor of Ph. D. Mr. Hlnman was for some time cable editor of the old United Press, his services having been borrowed from tho Sun. Later lie returned to the Sun as cable editor. He is said to bo especially well posted on International affairs. SECT BLISS' REPORT OPEHATIOXS OF THE INTERIOR DE FARTMEST FOR A YEAR. IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATION OPENING OF THE WICHITA RESER VATION OPPOSED. Necessity for Government Reform In Indian Territory- Set Forth and Uniformity Urged Reform of Censns System Recommended. GERMAN-CHINESE IMBROGLIO. Occupation hy the German Fleet Is Likely to Be Continued for Some Time; Shanghai, Nov. IS. Two steamers have been chartered here to convey stores and material to the German fleet in Kiao-Chau baj The occupation is apparently to bo more than temporary. The Chinese gen eral in command of tho forts decided to retire because he had no ammunition. Berlin. Nov. 18. In the absence of offi cial intelligence as to the relation between China and Germany, which. It is said. Is still due at Berlin, the cabinet is unde cided what course to pursue. There have been deliberations between the departments of state concerned, and these are still pro ceeding, but nothing definited has been de termined as to the course to be pursued In the event of China's refusal to accede to the German demands. Probably a pro longed occupation would be necessary. Tho active hostility of the Chinese must be reckoned with as a possible factor, and in that case the cruiser division in Kiao Chau bay would be reinforced. London. Nov. ID. The Berlin correspond ent of the Standard says: "The murder of the German mission aries must be laid chiefly to the account of the Chinese priests and mandarins who egged on the mob by the assertion that the missionaries had gathered at Yen-Chu-Fu to celebrate All Saints' day. because that town is the birthplace of Confucius. They also attempted to convince the em peror and empress dowager, and they seemed to have succeeded so well that tho emperor decided at first merely to ap point a commission to lnnuire into tho matter." Wo nil rame ... . ...v.." attcrnoon. u ":" ''0'e stopped lit tne nuust; "'V'V; 4-lrtv d-ivs Tr-L Wallace and Mr. Kl" ". lf livitig together as man aiQ'- " a year, but the mail was"''"). to Mrs. Wallace. " "About the 1st of Octob. to me and told mehchffl and asked mo to sign n presence Mrs. io: was the AVhen seen i a- ruiim .i,a "cn-rai hox " Keller r stance of his statement, 'f lr.Hl rcprest-'uit-n viv..... ceremony at Milwaukee an tune. . , ,. "That is tne guinea juk. Ti I iittln elrls so loudly that she was of the little gi"s. ' ,i ta.nt librarians. a u u"k "'",", srtdenlv tho Her companion s iut-- " Vi?$ but jurt think, we've, got to write an old' essay on It to-morrow. London Loslnir Her Gold. IWon. Nov. lS.-FinaneIal circles are nc't-ltd to-day over statements uw ""'" SSkcw or Wo in gold co In has be n nurcl'aed In the open market ior -"? Ihc "'discount market Is very sensitive There have been fresh inquiries for go.d en American accounts. National Hnnfc. of K. C. Dividend. Tho National Bank of Kansas City, John Perry, receiver, will pay a .. per cent divl ,i a .i... Thn fVmt arp already here. This is the" sixth dividend and makes a payment of TO per cent on deposits. The City Decides Smoke Consumers Not Necessary Where semi-anthracite smokeless coal is used. Bolen Coal Co. has all grades lump, .tna.mn i?fr nnd slack rhpaoer than or dinary bituminous coal In old-fashioned imiua ,..cj3- Mri AVallaco and Mr. K"J ua i. ' . .,o- n man nl'aC 0 Iddresseii am camo hH will of himself and" " the ney. a friend of &J" only other personlFnam Heaving EUIJ- 1 he irriago rl tl,-,t Ketcham was the urioegroo- -" It iS Said CMUilca ""'i !.-, has been retained to ueienu " MRS. WALKUP'S . . ...- Gives Her ersion 01 "-(.,., vraukee and the 9 Mnrrlnee. I Chicago. Nov. lS.-Mrs. Ml Walkup, with an evident Punn ing her marriage to John B. M. mystery and sweeping awayl tho stories. Insinuations and l.l -Kt.A-D.llt holtul those wno wuum u" Vm ot the wnoie uaaMnii.. .. in -n.i nnt canonk of the inci . . nAcant In llHnmP lb up 10 in w.' n ... Thnt Ie fin nl,l stnr am s wne. ii.--. - - , It of our trip to """""""' "-! hackmen. the police, the minis noti-sn.ioers have all told their si t ninnn have remained silent. I that the composite result, is ma' anybody but John B. Ketchar bridegroom, and that I obtaino riage certificate Dy irauu. -rin T need to explain why we i secret marriage? Simply beca NEW BULLETPROOF ARMOR. Successful Test ot Foote's Invention Conducted In Xerr York Yesterday. New York, Nov. IS. About a hundred military men witnessed to-day the first ex hibition in this city of Foote's bullet-proof, armor, which was given a successful trial In Brooklyn a few days ago, and which tho Inventor hopes will work a revolution in the methods of modern warfare. The trial to-day was a success. Mr. Foote expects shortly to exhibit the material at AVashington, where he will re quest the naval authorities to prove its non-magnetic as well as its bullet resisting powers. MUST PAY JHEIR BILLS. Trensury Employes Who Do Xot AVI II Xot De Retained in Ofllee. Washington, Nov. IS. The secretary of the treasury has issued a circular to its employes to the effect that clerks receiving a stated salary who neglect to pay their debts contracted for the necessary sup port of themselves and their families, with out presenting satisfactory reasons there for, will not be retained in office. RRIEF HITS OF XEWS. The St. Joseph trades unions last night declared a boycott on all merchants who do not close their stores at C p. m. Thirty physicians from over the terri tory are in Oklahoma City attending a meeting of the Okahoma Medical Associa tion. Rev. Mr. George II. HIckox. for twenty five years chaplain of the Michigan state prison, died last evening at Jackson, aged 73 years. A floater was found in the Neosho river near Leroy, Kas., yesterday afternoon. The body is of a man. Coroner Douglass is holding an inquest. French officials have arrested a man. sup posed to be a German spy. at Pagny-Sur-Moselle, a village about twelve miles from Metz, on the Paris & Strasburg railroad. Elgin A. Leavltt. of Leavenworth: Will lam Robert Benn. of Enid. O. T.: Ernest H. May, or Williamstown, Kas., and Will iam M. Merrltt. of Savannah. Mo., have been appointed railway mail clerks. Miss Annie Hanner. the Red Oak. la.. . vMeTul se? hdm-irrS-fi J5 ?jL..K."MS. SEE" plof WS? E'fi.'W f$&l st-: - -C0T-9th Bt- " . ..,in Mr Ketdmusic teacner. convictea ot passing a danger of a sensation, air. etaforg,cd nQte for j Qn tne Bank Qf g,,, vorce from a former wiie ana mMjjj, sentenced to six months In, the pen- happy experience wouia unaouuitentiary and to pay a tine of J.7). been revived in connection with I At Hannibal, Mo., tho motion for a new announcement of our marriage. Mr.lal,ln te " of tne statf against Mrs. fil decided to wed secretly, andl irginia B Todd was argued before Judge fore deciaeu " koy Tuesday, in New London, and tho Milwaukee for the purpose. lotion was overruled. The defendant was "Mr. Ketcham and J, accompien formally sentenced to the penitentiary Butler Joseph Keuer, wno acieuir a term ot iweniy-nve years. Tho irolrhim's valet, went to Milwaiarge against Mrs. Todd is that of mur- KetCtiamS laici, n. tn- hur d.imrhtPi- TIottlA Ttothol ..O ...... ....... ...(v.. Washington, Nov. IS. Secretary of the Interior Bliss, in his annual report, made public to-night, submits estimates aggre gating $158,502,419 for appropriations by con gress for the fiscal year ending June CO, IStt). Discussing pensions, lie says 200,000 pen sion claims are awaiting adjudication, and It is estimated that 40 or 50 per cent of these will be finally admitted. If they are rapidly adjudicated, they will swell the pension roll from $3,000,000 to $7,000,000. AVhen, however, these claims are adjudi cated, and tho first payments made tliere on, the amount of the pension roll will de crease very rapidly, possibly to $123,000,000 or $120,000,000 the first year. The total Indian population of the United States, exclusive of the New Y'ork and the Hvo civilized tribes, approximates 177,178, loeated on 177 reservations, which contain approximately 33.40I.S37 acres. Of these, 4,543 have accepted allotments of land which aggregate about 644,117 acres. AVlchlta Opening Opposed. Secretary Bliss says that while tho open ing ot the Wichita reservation In Oklahoma to white settlement would greatly promote the development of tho country, yet in view of the unsettled condition of the ques tions affecting their rights until there Is further legislation, he does not see how it can be done without causing great injury and distress. To guard against this, recom mendation Is made that the Dawes commis sion be authorized to investigate questions as to their rights and claims and report recommendations for speedy and just settle ment. Referring to the work of the Dawes com mission, it Is announced that the. Investi gation of tho rights of applicants for citi zenship in the five nations has been prac tically completed; the commission has been preparing tho rolls of citizenship of the several tribes and has negotiated threo agreements. That with both the Choctaws and Chickasaws of April 23, 1S97, Is before congress, and has been ratified by those tribes. That made with the Creeks Septem ber 2i last was rejected almost unanimous ly by the Creek council, and there is little prospect of any further agreement with them. Tho Cherokees have refused to make agreement, and negotiations with them have keen abandoned, for the time .being. Uniform Changes Desirable. Such agreements as have been concluded vary so In their provisions that, in view of tho fact that eventually a uniform sys tem of government must be provided for the Indian Territory, it is questionable, the report says, whether any of the agree ments should be definitely ratified by con gress until the desired and necessary uni formity can be secured. The secretary says the five tribes havo undoubtedly violated In many ways the spirit of their agreements with the United States, under which tho territory is now held and governed, and while he does not recommend any harsh government action, the secretary calls attention of the presi dent and congress to the chaotic condition of affairs of the territory, growing out of the .several tribes' methods of administra tion. Leading Indians have absorbed great tracts, to the exclusion of the common people, and government by an Indian aris tocracy has been practically established, to the detriment of the people. From 200 -000 to 230.0C0 whites, by permission of. the Indian government, have settled in the ter ritory, but are merely, tenants by suff ranee. No government for the Indian Territorv will bo satisfactory until congress snail provide for the establishment of a single uniform system for the entire Indian Ter ritory that shall place all Its inhabitants in possession of tho rights of American cit izens. Recommendation is made that the pe riod for the allotment ot lands to the Un compahgro Indians be extended such time beyond April 1, 1S3S. as congress shall deem best. Such legislation as will enable the people of the United States to reap tho benefit of tho valuable mineral deposits is icuujuuitriiueu. Censns Reform Vrsted. Speedy action in securing proper legisla tion for the coming twelfth census Is urged, lack of sufficient time in tho past two or three enumerations is complained of, and the necessity of many reforms In the way or lessening the bulk or reports and the elimination or several branches or inquiries from the twelfth census, either by post ponement or transfer to bureaus already in existence, is urged. It is anticipated that before the close of the field season the ceolocic.il snnrv Bill have gathered sufficient data as to the settled area of the reserves embraced In the executive forestry orders to enable the department to form an opinion as to population and Improvements included within the reserves, and the distribution of the forest and agricultural lands. Concerning Alaska,. Secretary Bliss says existing conditions demand" a radical chango In the laws relating thereto, and he recommends that the public land laws be extended to that district, that addi tional land offices be created and appro priations' made to carry them into effect: that the granting of rlghts-oi-wa for rail roads, telegraph and telephone lines and tho construction of roads and trails be spe cifically authorized; that provision be made for the incorporation of municipalities, pro viding for the holding of elections, defining qualifications for voting, and giv ing such powers as are .used and exercised by municipalities elsewhere; that the l?j;al and political status of the native popula tion, which is In doubt, be defined: that citizenship be extended to the Metlakahtla Indians who emigrated from British Co lumbia and under authority or an net nr congress, approved March 3. 1S91. now oc cupy Annette island: that complete terri torial government be authorized and ts taWilied, and that representation in con gress be granted. The Xienrasnn Canal. Work on the Nicaragua canal Is still sus pended and the company reports liabilities ccnslsting of the amounts still due under the concessions to the company or $6.7C.V 000 of bonds and not exceeding $100 cash liabilities outstanding unpaid;assets.unused capital stock. $31S.300 first mortgage bonds and the 2.420 shares of capital stock re ceived In liquidation, the concessions, rights, privileges, franchises, etc.. which It now owns, plant, equipments, lands., rail way supplies and other property in Cen tral America, including the lands between the lake and the Pacific. Recommendations are submitted ror sep arate appropriations ror the civil service! commission to be expended under its own! supervision; that Indian agents be held re sponsible on their official bonds for all funds In their custody, the law to apply tp army officers as well as civilians, and that when desired, the United States pro viae such bonds for army officers acting as Indian agents. Appropriations for the needs of troop; stationed In Yellowstone park and the re ralr of roads and bridges there are recom-mene'ed. SUSPECTED TRAIN ROBBER. There Seems Xothlnir. However, to Connect Him With Any L'rnek- erncck AlTnlr. Sedalia. Mo.. Nov. IS. (Special.) A stran ger, about 40 years old. In cowboy attire, giving the name of Al Grieves, was ar rested here to-day, on suspicion of having been connected with the recent holdup of a Missouri Pacific express train near In dependence, Mo. He has been here a couple of days and sent several telegrams to the AVeld County bank, at AA'indsor, Col., requesting that $100 be sent him and to-day a reply was received, saying it would be forwarded as soon as collected. At times he talks as if he was mentally unbalanced, but the police believe he Is a bad man and is attempting to play the insanity dodge. He admits having come from Independence, but when interrogated regarding the Missouri Pacific holdup, he said he knows nothing about lt. except what he heard while there. He claims that he was en route to Cuba, Crawford county, where lie is well acquainted, 'when he was arrested. He has In his possession a fine gold watch, but no money, although he has a book of checks on the AVeld Coun ty bank. He will be held for Investigation. The marshal" office here had not been Informed of the arrest at a late hour last night. STATUS OF (KM. B.' LODGES. Test Case on Trial at Lawrence That Will Determine the Fate of the Brotherhood. Lawrence, Kas., Nov. IS. (Special.) The famous O. M. B. whisky cases are being tried In the district court here. The en tire day was consumed in getting a jury and examining only four witnesses. There are over 100 names registered on the in formation. Every legal point is being con tested by the whisky men's large array or legal talent as they desire to make it a test case for their order in Kansas. Should they win In these cases It Is the purpose of the order to establish lodges In every town In the'state. On the other hand, if the state establishes the tact that the O. M. B. lodges are saloons and not simply clubs lt will probably be the last ot the Mystic Brotherhood in Kansas. THE EARTH YAWNED. WESTERX KAXSAS HAMLET DROPS OUT OF EXISTENCE. BOTTOMLESS PIT THERE NOW. REMARKABLE PHENOMENON AT RO ZEL. PAWXEE COUXTY. Depot. Two or Three Elevators aa Several Other Buildings Swal lowed Cn In the Night Par allel Case In Meade County. RIVER STEAMER BURNED. Magnificent New Mississippi River Craft Meets With Disaster nt Chester. 111. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. IS. The magnificent new Anchor lino steamer Bluff City, one or tho finest and newest boats on the low er Mississippi, which lert here on AVednes day, bound tor New Orleans, with forty passengers and 1,000 tons of miscellaneous freight on board, was burned to the water's edge at Chester. 111., seventy-five miles be low here, at 9 a. m. to-day. All tho passengers and crew escaped to land without injury, but nothing on board was saved. The loss, which Is total, will aggregate $100,000. A number of valuable race horses that were being taken to New Orleans for the races there were burned up on board the boat. AVhen tho 'llames reached the powder magazine there was a tremendous explo sion, which shattered the boat and caused lt to sink to the bottom of the river. BIG TEXAS PRAIRIE FIRE. Great Damnfte Done to Ranees In Lubbock, Hale and Crosby Counties. Emma, Tex., Nov. IS. A terrific prairie flro passed through Lubbock. Hale and Crosby counties Tuesday, doing great dam age to tho ranges. It originated east of Crosby county, burned eastward through Crosby before a severe west wind until it reached a point north of Emma, when a norther arose, bringing the fire south In Its awful fun-. The flames mme lennlnir making a fire ten miles wide, and traveling at lightning speed. At least 400 square miles of territory were burned. Cattle sut fered. and many were burned to death. North of Emma, 3,000 sheep were burned In one flock, and many farmers lost their winter feed, fire burning It in the stacks. A MOTHER'S HEROISM FUTILE Killed In a Fruitless Effort to Save the Life of Her Little Son. Pawtucket. R. I., Nov. IS. While trying to save the life of her G-year-oId son. Hen ry, to-day. Mrs. Arthur Fortin was struck by a train near the village of St. Jean Baptiste, a mile from A'aiiey Falls. Both mother and son were killed. The engineer, who had seen the little boy run out on the track, reversed his engine and blew the whistle. The child's, mother heard the whistle and, looking from her door, saw the child s peril. AVith a scream, then motner ran to ave the boy. She reached his side and seized him. but at that, mo ment the locomotive struck them both, killing them on the instant. I.arned, Kas., Nov. IS. (Special.) One ot those remarkable freaks which go to con firm the belief that a great river or sea underflows all of AVestern Kansas has Just occurred near here. AVhen the shades ot evening lengthened Into darkness last night, the railroad station of Rozel.on the Jetmora branch ot the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad, eighteen miles northwest ot here, nestled peaoerully on tho bosom ot tho prairie, and no one doubted that to-morrow's sun would awaken its little industries to their usual lite and activity. This morning when those who live in tha neighborhood turned their attention toward the little hamlet they were thunderstruck; to discover that the place which the night before had consisted of a depot, two or three small elevators and a few other small buildings had completely disappeared from the face of the earth. Investigation proved that the bottom had actually dropped out of the land upon which the village was located, and that lt had disappeared Into the bottomless chasm, the depth of which cannot bo determined. Hundreds ot people have visited and gazed in wonder, on 'the scene to-day. The hole is about an acre and a half in extent, ot an uneven, oblong shape, with rough, al most perpendicular walls. It is filled to within about seventy teet ot tho surfacs with dark, stagnant looking water, into which everything thrown, even lumber and .light boards, immediately sinks. The depth ot this water Is unknown, as the longest ropes have as yet been unable to touch, bot tom. Tho theory Is that whatever ta thrown into the water is drawn under and carried along by the underflow, but there Is no current or agitation or the surface water In the hole to strengthen this theory. Tha tact alone remains that everything thrown Into the water immediaely disappears in its inky depths, never to be recovered. No lives were lost, as no people remain at the station over night, the nearest res idents being a family of farmers half a mile distant. Tho catastrophe has a parallel in a sim ilar freak which occurred in Meade county about ten years ago. when a section of land crossed by a public road disappeared In a single night in the same way, leaving a chasm which was the wonder of all for many months, and which remains to-day a notable landmark of more than ordinary-interest. Seems to Re Fire Doomed. Philadelphia. Nov. IS. The tour-story building at 1417 North T"ourth street, oc cupied by Pack & Sons, wholesale dealers In mattresses and bedding, was gutted by fire to-night. The loss is estimated at from $30,000 to $7Ti.C. probably fullv Insured. This was the firth lire in the building since last January. Fire nt Liberty Female Collejre. Liberty. Mo.. Nov. IS. (Special.) At about 1:.0 this morning an alarm was turned in irem me .L.iieriy i-emaie college. The en gine house which supplies the heat, lights nnd water for the college was burned to the ground. President C. M. AVIiliams says the loss will be between $3,000 and $7,000. Many Killed in a Panic. London. Nov. IS. While a recent per formance of wild beasts and their tamer was irtjprogress at a viHage near Kovono. Poland, the lion tamer was killed by a lion. A tearrul panic ensued in the audience, and eight persons were crushed to death, many others being seriously injured. Two Tramps Killed. Minneapolis. Minn.. Nov. IS. At Arm strong Creek. AVIs.. a treight train on the Soo road broke in two while going down a grade. The second section co'Aded with the fore part of the train, and two tramns. who wero stealing a ride, were killed. Their names are unknown. HORSE SHOW DRAWS CROWDS. Fear That Xew York's Swell Event AVould Decline Is Xot Realised. New York, Nov. IS. The Horse show at tracted another immense throng ot peoplo to Madison Square garden to-night. At the opening of the evening exhibition tho grand entrance looked from a distance llko a mighty, seething torrent, so rapidly were the people coming In to augment tha thousands already gathered in the garden. The fear that this year would mark tho decline of Interest in the exhibition, which, has been for twelve years one of tho events tor both horsemen and society peo ple. Is shown by the results to have been groundless, tor not only has ta high qual ity of the show been more than maintained, but the attendance has been better than In tho past. , UNION PACIFIC WINS. Will Xot Beoreed to Buy the Old Pacific Hotel at Abilene. ' Kas. Abilene. Kas.. Nov. IS. (Special.) Tho Union Pacific railway has won its case with the Travelers" Insurance Company, concerning the Pacific hotel property here. T. C. Henry built the hotel, and had a. contract with the road that trains should slop for meals. AVhen dining cars were put on. trains ceased stopping for meals and the Travelers', which then owned tho property, brought suit to. compel the road to buy the hotel for $10,000. claiming that its value was destroyed by the railroad' action. Explosion in a Sewer. Des Moines, la.. Nov. is. By a "premature discharge or dynamite in one of the clty sewers at 11:30 a. m. to-day. two men named AValters and Barton were fatally injured. Other workmen had a narrow es cape. Accidentally Killed Hlmseir. Kingston. Mo.. Nov. IS. (Special.) Henry Swindler, one of Caldwell county's best cit izens, shot himself accidentally this morn ing whilo getting his gun to go hunting, and died instantly. Father and Son Killed. Los Angele3. Cal.. Nov. IS. The Southern Pacific train from Long Beach to this city ran into a wagon this morning Just thi side of Compton, killing H. Klein, a farm er, and his son. A Big SnlvABe Award. London. Nov. 18. The admiralty court to day awarded the British steamer A'ictoria 4.230 sterling forsalving the British steam er A'elleda in March last. ' Rochester, X. Y., Bank to Qnlt. Rochester. N. Y.. Nov. IS. Tho directors of the Rochester Savings bank have voted to place that institution in liquidation. The officials say that the bank's business has been gradually falling off until the deposits o mount to less than $200,000. WANTS TO BE READY. Russia Orders Eleven Vessels of the Black Sea Sqnadron Held Fully Equipped. St. Petersburg. Nov. IS. ATlco Admiral TyrtofT. Russian minister of marine, has ordered that eleven vessels or the Black sea squadron shall be held tully equipped. These ships will include rour first-class battleships, three gunboats, three training ships and one transport vcsseL This or der Indicates that the Russian government regards affairs in the East as affording lit tle reason for tranquility. ANTI-FOOTBALL BILL PASSED. Governor's Signature Will Pat an End to the Game Down la Georjrla. Atlanta. Ga.. Nov. IS. Representative Cole's football bill providing tor the pro hibition or tne piaying ot match or exhibi tion games where admission Is charged passed the senate to-day. Tho bill ,has al ready passed tho lower house of the legis lature, and now awaits the approval ot the governor. Thero Is no doubt that ha will sign it. Rolton-Todd. Columbia. Mo.. Nov. IS. (Special.) Tha most notable wedding or the month oc curred to-day In Columbia. Miss Laetita. Todd, daughter ot Robert L. Todd for years curator of the state university was married by Rev. Mr. J. It. Bridges to Dr II. Meade Bolton, once professor of b tc terlology in the Missouri university but at present bacteriologist for the New Jer sey beard ot health, at Pnnceton, N. J.- Kansas Xewspaper Man Weds. Burlington. Kas.. Nov. IS. (Special.) John Redmond, or the Wichita Daily star and M. Maude Batdorf. or this cltyf were mar ried last night. Thev will make thelr home in Wichita. Mr. Redmond was rorm erly In the employ ot the Emporia Uazetta and Topeka Capital. wew nope to Finish This Week. AVashington. Nov.. 1S.-U was announced Y.thKat ? . mnetary commission hoped to have their report well advanced toward completion the last'ot the present w?- vThe rcort B not "e!y to b made public before December L J" f i 1 K slaiisMsMsaisissnss.