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ANYTHING TO SELL? READ OUR CLASSIFIED ADS WANTED TO PURCHASE READ OUR REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIED ADS. BIO BARGAINS TO-DAY. VOLUME XLI. NO. 238. FRIDAY. KANSAS CITY, FEBRUARY 3, 1899. TWELVE PAGES. FRIDAY. PRICE TWO CENTS. '5 - f "9-ff i (fT 1 Ail titi! $ Hi ?-? I ifkftd 5 . ;k5i A .-aSA- .J. . ' , I a5SSi6S5 C. H i 1 ife 3 .? US B' A jiJi -a A. & tw-? "TVrfe' .4 4 to fflittt KutmtaL ' $m - r-- f vv v v y -v v is a -b. .-tf-fc - 1-Vc ,-- jtjk. i?- . - -ftifta .. 4U i . sLa -. ilL-5 j. , HAT STATE LINE INTERESTING SAP BEARING OX THE MOOTED QUESTION. MR. O'FLAHERTY'S SKETCH COPT OP THE OFFICIAL SURVEY MADE IX 1823. Mile Corners Located by tbe Original Field States Western Boundary of Missouri on a, Line Run ning Dne Sonth of the Knir River. Surveyor Daniel O'Flaherty nas In his possession a sketch of the western boundary of Missouri as surveyed by J. C. Brown, In September, 1S23, showing connections made by subsequent deputy United States sur veyors on both sides of the line. The erosions and accretions of both the Kaw and Missouri rivers during- the last sereaty flve years ae shown on the sketch which Is here reproduced. That the shifting of the Missouri river fit f , y . ff " iy,iii'"ii, ,. v 1 :3fv - -fia? j fft & MAP SHOWING ORIGINAL SURVEY IN 1823. In a southerly direction Is responsible for the Kansas claim that the state line be tween Missouri and Kansas has been moved farther west is firmly maintained by Mr. O'Flaherty, the oldest surveyor in Jack son county. In the original survey of 1S23, this line Intersected the Missouri river at the mouth of the Kaw. The mouth of the Kaw is now nearly a mile west and north of the Intersection of the Etate line with the south bank of the Missouri river. The Kaw. it Is contended, has not changed its bed, but flows precisely where it did in 1S23. In eating its way southward, how ever, the Missouri river has wiped out nearly a mile of the state line, so to speak, and in that way has altered the relative positions of the Raw's mouth and the point where the state line Intersects the southern bank of the Missouri. In September, 1S23, a survey was made by Joseph C. Brown, which established the western boundary of Missouri to be on a line running due south of the mouth of the Kaw river. - Kansas claims the original mouth of the V Kaw was 6"0 yards east of the present state line, or near where Santa Fe street begins. This claim Is based on th rec ollection of persons who lived ft the neighborhood at the time the survflk was made. "That these claims have no foundation," said Surveyor 0"Fiaherty. "is shown by the following facts, taken from tbe orig inal field notes of the survey. "From the report of the subdivision sur vey of townships and 50. in 1K6, by John a Sullivan. It Is found that he es tablished a section corner on the present line and ran a line south twenty-four and one-half chains to the original mile corner of the survey of 1E2. "Supposing this corner to be correct, and comparing the present distance from that corner to the old bed of Turkey creek, we find it to be forty chains, the same as in the records of the original survey, and there Is no other point on Turkey creek where the line could cross at the seme dis tance. From the old bed of Turkey creek to a point on the line a little above where It now empties into the Kaw. we find it to be thirty-one chains, corresponding exact ly with figures in the record of the sur vey of 1K3. "From Turkey creek south four chains we locate the second mile corner. From this corner south eight chains and wet ten chains Is the east bank of the Kaw At this point the bed of the Kaw is the same as in 163, and the surveyor at that" time found the river by the same measure ments. Forty-three chains south of the second mile corner Is a bluff. This dis tance has been verified on the preent state line. The third mile corner still exists and corroborates the location of the other mile corners. "From this corner It Is five chains south to Turkey creek again. The figures are the same in the records of 1S23. Wt from the state line at the third mile cor ner runs the division line between the Shawnee and Wyandotte Indian reserves." ARE PRIVILEGED CHARACTERS. Thieves and Thugs Protected by Po- lice, "While Honest Citizens Are In Terror of Their Lives. The unusual privileges extended to crim inals by the authorities of the city do not increase protection to life and property and do not conform to the motto. "Make Kansas City a good place to live in," nor to the later war cry. "Made in Kansas City. U. S. A." The business interests as well as good name of the city are intimately connected with the incapacity or collusion of the police and the full line of criminals that operate at will In the city. Some people wonder how it is that so notorious a crook as Disney, with a sang of criminals at his back, should chase a man along Main street between Seventh and Eighth streets shouting indecent lan guage, displaying guns and threatening murder, the chase rounding up In a saloon and private citizens preventing murder: Disney taken gently to the station by a friendly official, and given time in which to "sober up." Disney gets out in a few hours: no trial, no punishment. And so with the preferred clats of criminals who dally receive gentle treatment from the Dolice. It is also observed that should someone who has not yet broken into the preferred class of police protected criminals, do the gun act on the street, he might be ar rested, and would be compelled to give up money or be punished. In this connection It is recalled that recently a trio of drunks turned out a few shots In front of the Midland hotel, remained there a half hour executing a war dance In the middle of the street, then fell into a nearby saloon and made night hideous for hours, and yet not an officer appeared. This is sized up as a case of neglect, preferred criminals or paid for in advance. It had been generally supposed that priv ileges granted footpads limited their opera tions to the streets, robbing and maiming only those who might be so unlucky as to come along, but it now seems that this per cent card allows Invasion of homes and beating of wives and taking everything in sight. This makes it pleasant at home. E-ery housewife in the city will feel comfort able in her own home at night, surrounded by her children, the husband of necessity downtown looking after affairs. But the necessity of the husband sitting nt the door all night and answering the bell with a gun in hand, may after all be a blessing. He will be compelled to remain at home and share fear with his wife. This would simply necessitate two and three footpads Joining forces and thus overpower the whole family. This will be a ready con clusion for preferred and protected foot pads. It is comforting to know that the people of Kansas City are not directly responsible for the police or criminals now drawing Falary from the city and robbing the people on the streets and In their homes. It comes from the organization that provides this combined depravity, and Kansas City has nothing to say In creating It. When the home rule question was up for vote, the police, with their band of protected thieves, were more active than the thought less decent citizens, hence victory for thieves. The same they are now enjoying. They claim they have earned It. Murder is commiuea ana no one is punished: peo ple robbed and slugged on the streets, no one punished: homes Invaded and defense less women robbed, and everything is love ly. Thieves stand bv the police, and why aot police bv thieves? They do. Everyone says so. and they think they have reason for so saying. CABLE RATES REDUCED. Telesrnph Companies Annonnce a Cat In Rates to Belgium and Holland. The telegraph companies announce that after March 1 the cable rate to Holland and Belgium will be 25 cents a word, the same as to Great Britain, Germany and France. It Is a material reduction over the present rate and will affect this city greatly, especially the packing houses, which send many messages to these coun tries. Five Months Old. The Kansas City Manufacturer issued Its fifth number yesterday. It Is a handsome book of twenty-four pages filled with per tinent matter relative to the Interests it stands for. Judging from the liberal ad vertising patronage. the popularity of the magazine seems decidedly on the increase, and It bids fair to become the cyclopedia of Information regarding what is "Made In Kansas City. U. S. A." A NEW "ELECTRIC" FROM TEHMDrCS OF EAST SIDE LIXE TO INDEPENDENCE. THE HEIMS WILL BUILD IT ALSO FIGURING ON USING GRAND AVENUE TRACKS. Arrangements Will Be Blade for Track Privileges and a. Line to the Union Depot and Stock Yards Is Contemplated by the Helms. A new electric line to Independence over a much shorter route than that of the one now In operation Is one of the improvements on the transportation facilities of Jackson county, contemplated by the East Side Electric Railway Company. The course which the new company proposes to follow in building this line will save by its direct ness and the absence of Interruption .from railway crossings, fully fifteen minutes in the time required for a trip one way to or from Independence, and will enable the company to make more than a proportional reduction in the fare required. "Our plan," said Mr. Ferd Helm last night, "ha1! been to extend our East Side, when complete, from the present contem plated terminus at the brewer, east to Montgall avenue: on Montgall avenue to the county road, and thence directly east to Knoche's point near the Pittsburg & Gulf roundhouse, at Independence. This, how ever, is to come only after the completion of the road for which our franchise is al ready granted. Our present concern Is to open up a first-class street railway through the East bottoms. Of this enterprise, Mr. "W. O. Hands, manager for the new road, said: "Specifi cations for the building of the East Side electric railway are now In the hand of the bidders. Work on the road will be begun by March 1 and It Is expected that two miles of the road, from Helm's brew ery to Fifth and Main, will be completed June 1. The equipment of the road will be of the very best possible material. Twenty-four-foot cars, with seats running crosswise, will be operated over the new line. They are constructed so that the sides can be taken out for summer use." "Our power houss will be located near the brewery, too," said Mr. Hands. "We have given up the Idea of buying power of some other company and will put up a modern plant with capacity for generating enough electricity to not only run the road as 'It will be at first, from the brewery to Fiftn and Main streets, but also to oper ate trains on all the extensions we will build in the next three years." Extensions to the west and south are also contemplated by the East Side, company to reach the Union depot; stock yards and the shopping districts, but- just what the company will try for in the' way of new track and transfer privileges .over other roads has-not yet been determined. A marked increase In the value of prop erty In the section of the city opened up by the Helms' line is predicted. Already land Is being bousht and leased and pre liminary arrangements are being made for several extensive manufactories in the East bottoms, and in connection with this many cottages and tenements for the accommo dation of operatives will be built. MR. COOPER RETURNS. San- GIHett In Mexico and Secured In formation Regarding- Cattle That Are In Litigation. Frank Cooper, of the firm of Elmore & Cooper, one of the creditors of Grant G. Gillett, returned yesterday from Chihua hua, Mex., where he went to see the cattle plunger. "There Is absolutely no Information I can give," said Mr. Cooper. "I went down to see Mr. Gillett to secure Information re garding the specific bunches of cattle which are in litigation. I cannot divulge this in formation, which is, in fact, of no public Interest. Jly trip was purely on private business, and I aid not In any sense repre sent the other creditors. I saw Mr. Gillett and secured the information I went for. "Gillett is willing, I will not say anxious, to come back and assist in straightening out matters. I have frequently expressed myself as of the opinion that it would be best for all concerned if he would come back, for he can do more good by personal supervision of the settlement of his affairs than by meeting with any punishment which could be visited upon him. We want results and not convictions. "The power of attorney which Mr. Ar nold secured is not in any sense a victory of one creditor over another. Gillett has turned all his property over to his credit ors, and Mr. Arnold's power of attorney will be used for the benefit of all." MAY MAKEHIM RICH. Dr. IV. H. Klmberlln of This City Sold Have a Good Thins; In His Isabella Holdings. The recent big strike In the Isabella mine, at Cripple Creek, Col., put money Into the pockets of Dr. W. H. Klmberlln, of this city. Dr. Klmberlln was interested in the mine to the extent of about 10,000 shares. All last year the mine paid prac tically nothing and the stock sold very low. Last December pay ore was struck In large quantities, the assay averaging forty to fifty ouncas in gold to the ton, and some running as high as 4,500 ounces. The stock jumped up and is now selling at about 51.05. When the stock made Its big jump Dr. Klmberlln sold considerable of his hold ings, but nevertheless still holds quite a block of stock. He has been quite promi nent In the company, it being du& to his efforts that the present manager, George D. Kilborn, was appointed. Among other prominent Missourlans who will profit by the strike are Senator Mor ton and Mr. Dougherty, of Richmond: Colonel Vincent Marmaduke, of Saline county; Colonel John Elliott, of Boonvllle, and Mr. Harris, of St. Louis. UTAH MORMONS COMING. Annual Conference of the Mississippi Valley Missionaries Begins To morrow NiKht. The annual conference of the Mississippi valley missionaries of the Utah Mormon church will convene In Independence to morrow night. For the past three years the followers of Brlgham Young, from the states adjacent to Missouri have journeyed to Independence, exchanged experiences, of fered prayer and then gone their way re joicing, to their respective fields of labor. The time is taken up in the recital of ex periences and the telling of conversions made and the joy they feel in being In In dependence, tho Zlon of the saints. The advance guard will arrive to-morrow noon Among them will be relatives of Brigham Young. A few weeks ago some of Brigham Young's offspring journeyed to this city and pressed their feet to the frosty sod on Temple lot. which is known as the haven of the saints. This ground is revered in the minds of eery Mormon, and the Temple lot will not be passed by when the delegation arrives to-morrow. The conference will be held In Music hall and will last three days. SLAIN BY A GAMBLER. Oscar Strand, Missouri Pacific Engi neer, Shot by L. E. Hlndmau at Sedalin. SEDALIA. MO.. Feb. 2. (Special.) L. E. Hindman, a 21-year-old gambler, better known as the "Honey Grove Kid." shot and mortally wounded Oscar Strand, a Missouri Pacific engineer, at midnight last night, in the lobby of the Hotel Huckins. Strand died this aTternoon, and Hindman, who fled after the shooting, has not been captured, and it is believed he left Sedalia on one of the night trains. During the evening, according to Strand's ante-mortem statement, the engineer was swindled out of JS5 by Hindman. The latter promised to return the money if Strand would ac company him to the Hotel Huckins, where the gambler said he would get the money from the night clerk. Upon arriving at the hotel Hindman tried to bluff Strand out of the money, and the engineer started to ward the gambler, but not in a threaten ing manner. Hindman warned him to stop or he would shoot. The engineer thought this was another bluff and kept advancing, when Hindman drew a revolver and shot, the ball entering the left breast Just over the heart. Strand then grappled with Hindman and wrested the gun from him, throwing It away, but immediately fell to the floor. Engineer Strand has-been thirteen years In the employ of the Missouri Pacific. He was promoted from fireman to engineer in 1SS7, while running between Sedalia and Kansas City. For the past eight years he has been running between Pueblo and Hor ace. He had a tine J record, had a big bank account in Pueblo and was the owner of fourteen valuable mining properties in Colorado. He was about -10 years old and unmarried. Hindman comes from an old and highly respected Texas family and is a genuine "black sheep." His grandfather was Gen eral Hindman, of Confederate fame, and his father is a promin'ent Dallas merchant. ST. LOUIS, MO.. Feb. 2. Lee Hindman. better known as "Honey Grove." an al leged gambler who la; known throughout the West, South and In Mexico, and who belongs to one of the most prominent fami lies in Texas, as well as the South, was arrested as he stepped from a Missouri Pacific train to-night, for the murder of Oscar Strand, an engineer on the Missouri Pacific railroad, whom he shot last Wednes day night In the corridor of Hotel Huckens at Sedalia. Mo. Hindman was disguised as a rough lum berman when he reached here, but admit ted his identity at the.police. station. Ho said he shot Strand in self-defense. He was going to Mexico. Hindman's father Is at present a prominent merchant In Dallas, Tex. The prisoner Is22 years old and was born at a place called Honey Grove. Tex., whence he obtains his sobriquet. He Is a grandson of General Hindman, of Confed erate army fame. ACCEPTED FEES'WHILE JUDGE. State Senator Burke Gives Very Dam aging Testimony Against Dellenbaugh. CLEVELAND, O., Feb. 2. The most im portant witness In the trial of Judge F. E. Dellenbaugh, in the' circuit court, was on the stand nearly all of to-day. He was State Senator Vernon , H. Burke, whose statements to two judges of the common pleas bench led to the investigation which preceded the formal charges. He again told the story of the Manning case, where in Mrs. Manning obtained a decree of di vorce from her husband and $10,000 in cash by way of a settlement from an unnamed woman who was accused of alienating her husband's affections. Burke said Dellenbaugh turned the case over to him upon being appointed to the bench, but continued tn Ink nn 1ntprpt in it, giving advice to.Mrx Manning. JudceJ lUeiienDaugn, ne testinea, granted the di vorce decree to Mrs. Manning.' He further testified that he divided the heavy fees in the case with the judge while the latter was on the bench. A rigid cross-examination failed to shake Burke's testimony. DEAD SHOTJHOT DEAD. Saloonkeepers at San Antonio Fight a Duel With Gratifying Resnlts. SAN ANTONIO, TEX., Feb. 2. Bob Marks, a noted sporting character and typical dead shot Texan, was killed in a duel to-day with John W. Bennett, pro prietor of the Texas Silver King saloon and gambling house. Marks had been drinking and announced, as he left his own saloon, that he was going to die with his boots on. He entered the Silver King saloon and threatened to shoot out the lights. Words were passed and guns were drawn. Marks emptied five chambers of his revolver, shooting Bennett through the abdomen. Stretched on the floor, mortally wounded. Bennett fired three shots at Marks. The later was shot though the body and died with his gun still in his hands. Bennett died to-night. THEY R0BBEDjREIGHT CARS. Indiana Gang Accused of Systematic Theft Arrested at Terre Hante ' Yesterday. TERRE HAUTE. IND., Feb. 2.-Detec-tlves to-day arrested William Long, an ex convict; Albert Johnson, his half-brother, and Josph Johnson, his brother-in-law charged with systematic robbing of freight cars. Their practice, it Is charged, was to break Into a car at Indianapolis and when near this city such valuable freight as was In the car would be thrown out and afterward secreted. Several hundred dollars' worth of silk was recovered among other things. Alleged Italian Counterfeiters. NEW YORK. Feb. 2. When the steam er Spartan Prince from Genoa reached quarantine to-day, secret service agents boarded her and arretted four members of an alleged gang of Italian counterfeiters. All the prisoners have their families with them. The agents of the secret service have been looking for this gang for some time. Missouri Farmer a Suicide. COLUMBIA. MO.. Feb. 2.-(Special.) Charles Cuffkey. of Cedar township, Boone county, committed suicide this morning by taking strchnine. Mr. Cuffkey had been in ill health for some weeks, and this is believed to have brought about the suicide He was a farmer, 43 years old, and leaves a wife and two children. . Escaped Prisoners Retaken. WICHITA, KAS., Feb. 2.-(Special.) Al bert Adams, government prisoner, and Jim Robinson, outlaw, who escaped Wednes day morning from the county .jail in the Bill Tackett breakout, have been captured and brought back to-night. Adams, was caught in Augusta, Kas., and Robinson in Newton, Kas. HAYWARDJ3AINS TWO. New Adherents to the Cause of the Leader In Nebraska's Sena torial Contest. LINCOLN. NEB.. Feb. 2. Three of L. M. Hayward's pledged supporters were ab sent when the Senatorial ballot was taken to-day. but he gained two new adherents,. D. E. Thompson also gained one vote. To day's ballot: Allen, fusion, 7; Hayward. Republican. 35; Webster, Republican, 10; Thompson, Re publican. 9; Field, Republican. 4; Weston, Republican, 4: Rose, Republican, 1; Foss, Republican, 1; Hinshaw.. Republican, 1; Van Duen, Republican. l:.Lambertson. Re publican. 1; Adams, Republican, 1; Cornish, Republican, 1. Quay Still Needs Thirteen Votes. HARRISBURG, PA., Feb. 2.-Senator Quay was again thirteen votes, short of the number necessary to elect to-day. BRIEF BITS OF NEWS. Rudyard Kipling arrived In New York yesterday on board the steamer Majestic from Liverpool. A postoffice has been established at Santi ago. Benton county. Mo., and Haywood Cooke appointed postmaster. POLICY OUTLINED HOUSE REPUBLICANS CAUCUS OX FI NANCIAL LEGISLATION. NO ACTION AT THIS SESSION COMMITTED TO BE NAMED TO PRE SENT A BILL NEXT WINTER. Vote on This Plan Was Almost Unan imousMr. Cannon Expressed Doubt an to the Wisdom of Attempting Financial Legislation. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.-Tne Republican members of the house of representatives met in caucus at S o'clock to-night to de termine upon a course of action In regard to framing financial legislation. The meet ing was well attended, most of the promi nent figures on the Republican side of the chamber being present. Theso Included Chairman Payne, of the ways and means committee, and Messrs. Grosvenor. Hend erson, Hopkins. Steele, Cannon, Walker, Brosius, Stone, Hepburn, Xawney, Grout, Evans, Hill, Prince, Corliss, Bennett and the rank and file of the Republican membership. Speaker Reed did not attend, having pre viously made another ""engagement. General Grosvenor, chairman of the cau cus, presided, and Mr. Bennett, of New York, was chosen secretary to succeed Mr. Hooker, resigned. Representative Hender son, of Iowa, presented the following reso lution, which served as a text for all the discussion of the evening: "Resolved. That a committee of eleven members of the present house of repre sentatives, who are members of the Fifty sixth congress, shall be appointed by the chairman of this caucus for the purpose of considering monetary legislation, and submitting their recommendations to a Re publican caucus at the first session of the Fifty-sixth congress, with authority to con fer with a like committee from the sen ate." The discussion on this resolution pro ceeded with much animation for more than an hour. Those who spoke were Messrs. Henderson, Tawney, Cannon, Walker, Payne and Hepburn. There was but little difference of opinion on the main point, that It would be futile to attempt financial legislation at this late day In the present session. Mr. Henderson made a strong speech in support of the plan embodied in his resolution, and pointed out the advan tage of having this Important subject com mitted to a Lody serving both in this con gress and the next, and representing the various sections of the country, and, as far as possible. Its diverse business and economic interests. Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, questioned the wisdom of the resolution, although he said hettrould not--oppose It with his vote. He expressed the strong belief, however, that the present prosperity of the country made it inexpedient to enter'upon financial Ms? cussions. He particularly referred to the enormous exports within recent 'months, and the great money balance in our favor. This, he thought, showed such a healthy economic condition that it should be left alone. Mr. Cannon said he did not think any financial legislation could be carried through until after the next presidential election. Mr. Payne, the recently appointed chair man of the ways and means committee, did not coincide with Mr. Cannon's ob jections, and strongly favored the proposed plan of committing the entire financial subject to a caucus committee. It would permit careful consideration. of the ques tion during the coming months, and the preparation of such a well matured plan as would commend itself on all bands. Mr. Payne expressed the belief that such a measure, 'conservative and Intelligent, could be passed very early In the next session of congress, and probably during the winter months. The other speeches were substantially along tho same lines, general adherence being given to the plan for a caucus com mittee representing all sections and in terests. This, it was pointed out. would be no reflection on the regular house com mittee which deals with banking and cur rency and with coinage, as such commit tees end with the session, while the cau cus committee, being made up or re-elected members,, could pursue its labors witnout reference to the close of the session. More over It was shown that the subject would be relieved from such embarrassments as arise between the several house commit tees having cognizance of different branches of the financial question. When the vote was taken. It was little short of unanimous, viz.: yeas, S2; nays, 4 The chairman announced that the names of the members of the new finance com mittee would not be announced at pres ent as some time would be required to learn the wishes of members concerning tne hard work likely to be involved in 'this service and also to make up a strong or eanization. thoroughly representative in character. At 10 o'clock the caucus ad, journed. BUFFALO'S QUICK TRIP. Sailed From New York to Manila In Fifty-four Days, With Men and Supplies. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. The Buffalo ar rived at Manila to-day. having made a record-breaking iun from New York to Manila in fifty-four days. She has aboard about 700 sailors to relieve men in Dewey's fleet whose time has expired. She will be used as a regular transport for men and naval stores, making regular trips between Man ila and San Francisco every three months. MANILV. Feb. 2. The United States transport Buffalo, having on board sailors to relieve men in Rear Admiral Dewey's fleet arriel here to-day. The United matr. transport Pennsylvania has arrived here from Hollo with the Fifty-first Iowa. Theso troops are being disembarked at Ca- The United States transport City of Pueb la has sailed for Nagasaki. Japan. Major General Otis has published an or der requiring the inhabitants of Manila to Drocure official certificates of identity, which will cost 20 cents each, after Feb ruary 23. I The British battleship Centurion, flagship of Vice Admiral Sir Edward H. Seymour, and the British second class cruiser Bona venture, have sailed for Hong Kong. To Be Put Out of Commission. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. The navy de partment has ordered that all of the ships of the navy now held In reserve shall be put out of commission at once. There are a number of these shlos and the govern ment will effect a considerable saving, be sides making available the services of a number of sailors for use In the active ships. Monitor Wyandotte Sold. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 2. The old single turreted monitor Wyandotte, which was put up for sale by the government three months ago, has been sold to Charles G. Davis, of this city, for $12,631. The Wyan dotte was the second and highest priced monitor of those constructed under the act of Anrll 17, 1S62, the original cost being $633,327. BURIED BY SNOW. SnoiTsllde In Colorado Catches a Work Train-Five Men Killed, Many Hurt. DENVER. COL.. Feb. 2. Information has been received here by Superintendent Ridgeway, of the Denver & Rio Grande road, that a snowslido on its line, nine milo east of Glenwood Springs, to-day, came down on top of a work train, wreck ing the engine and cars and killing live of the crew and injuring several others. The known dead are: John McMahon. roadmaster Denver &. Rio Grande. Glen wood Springs. Colo.; J. Dempsey. section man. Spruce Creek. Col., and J. MuUihill, section man. Red Cliff. Col. v The injured are: Charles Hackett. en gineer, Grand Junction Col., head and back injured; T. H. Carr, fireman. Grand Junc tion, head injured; R. B. Steele, engineer. Grand Junction, hand burned: A. Diveit. brakeman. Grand Junction, back hurt; G. H. Berry, car repairer, Minturn, Col., head hurt; B. Bernard, section man, Gypsum, Col., hurt Internally. AH are emplojeu by the Denver & Rio Grande, and were assisting in clearing the track at the time of the slide. The Kio Grande road is in worse shape now than before. Snow is piled on th track at some places twentv teet high. It will take hours to open the blockade. At 11:30 o'clock this afternoon the gigantic avalanche shot down thi mountainside in the canon of the Grand river, on the west ern slope of Colorado and carried the en tire train crew and working gang, thirty three men in all, Into the bottom of the abyss. Special trans were sent to the spot as soon as intelligence reached the headquar ters of the Denver & Rio Grande road. In the meantime, more than a hundred men were using every possible attempt to rescue their fellow beings who were im prisoned in the s.now. The slide was only about 300 feet In width, but thousands of tons of ice and snow blocked the railway and made it Impassable Tor trains until a road could be shoveled through the obstruction. Telegrams were at first delayed on ac count of the carrying away of the wires when the elide came down. One of the rescue train had a telegrapher with an emergency Instrument aboard, and he soon established communication with the out side world. It was the impression at headquarters of the railway In this city that the slide is one of the most destructive that has been known for many years in the Rocky mountains. The engine, caboose and flange were car ried down before the slide and all the shovelers, who were scattered along the track at work, were swept before the mighty weight. Trees, rocks and large blocks of ice which had been formed on the side of the mountain during the win ter, added to the weight of the avalanche. Cliffs rise at the side of the railway track 100 or 200 feet, while the side of the moun tain at the point where the accident oc curred rises 2,000 feet almost perpendicu larly. WHISKY IS GOING" UP. Formation of New Distillery Combine Has) Effect of Booming Prices. LOUISVILLE. KY., Feb. 2. The forma tion of the combination of Kentucky dis tilleries has already had 'the effect of ad vancing the prices of whiskies. To-day was an active day in the trade. Buyers from New York. Chicago and Cincinnati are In Louisville, and are making big investments in whisky. It is estimated that between 5,000 and 10,000 barrels were sold in lots ranging from 200 to 1.000 barrels. Brokers received many orders which they were un able to till. Many out-of-town distillers were In the city. Numerous conferences were held und the combination was thor oughly discussed. They seemed to be of the opinion that the combine will work wonders for tho distillers of the state. Prices of many brands of the product ad vanced from 5 to 10 cents per gallon. RATHER CHILLYAT DAWSON. Mercury Stood at 30 Degrees Below Zero When the Last Party Left There. VICTORIA. B. C, Feb. 2. The steamer Dierigo arrived here from Skaguay to-day with late arrivals from Dawson City. They report the temperature at 59 degrees below zero when they left the Klondike capital. W. C. AVatrous. one of the proprietors of the Klondike Nugget, says wages are not so high this year as last, but a good deal of work Is being done, especially on Hunker, Dominion and Sulphur creeks. William Fox, another passenger from Dawson, is authority for the statement that the output next year will be no great er than this, although men are working in new territory. Men are being paid $5 per day and board, although Anderson, on the Eldorado, still pays $1.50 per hour. Hunker and Dominion creeks promise well. STOCK WATER IS SCARCE. Sonth Dakota Water Holes Are Dry and Cattle Are Suffer ing. BELLE FOURCHE, S. D., Feb. 2,-DIs-couragtng reports are coming in from the cattle range because of -lack of water for stock. At no time has there been more than three inches of snow on the ground, and all the water holes, which have rarely before been dry. are now empty. In sever al localities cattle are actually suffering for water. On the Slim Butte range wolves have become very bold and numerous bodies of dead cattle w hlch they have killed He about promiscuously. These conditions, tnken In connection with the present seere weather, make the outlook rather serious for the ranchers. TO SUCCEED CLEMENS. T. E. Dewey, of Abilene, Was Elected Supreme Court Reporter Yesterday. TOPEKA. Feb. 2. (Special.) The su preme court to-day elected T. E. Dewey, of Abilene, to be supreme court reporter, succeeding G. C. Clemens, who has held the place for two years. Mr. Dewey was supreme court reporter for a short time prior to Mr. Clemens' term. He is a well known literary man, although never prom inent as a politician. He is a lawyer by profession. Central District Medical Society. SEDALIA. MO., Feb. 2.-(SpeciaI.) The regular meeting of the Central District Medical Society was poorly attended to day on account of the prevalence of grip throughout the country. Papers were read by Dr. W. C. Overstreet, Dr. W. O. Dun lap and Dr. W. J. Ferguson, all of Se dalia. At the afternoon session. Dr. C. F. Walnwrlght, of Kansas City, delivered the lecture. Garcla's Body to Be Taken to Cuba. WASHINGTON. Feb. 2.-CoIonel Garcia, son of the late Cuban leader, is in Wash ington making arrangements for the re moval to 'Cuba of the remains of his father. He will take the body in a sealed casket to-morrow night direct to Norfolk, where it will be taken on board tho Nash ville and conveyed io Cuba". A DimlnntlTe Indiana Infant. MISHAWAKA. IND.. Feb. 2. There was born to the wife of Noble Austin, in this city, the smallest infant ever reported in Northern Indiana. The child is about the size of an incandescent electric light globe and weighs one pound. The physician, an old practitioner, says it will live. Missouri Postmaster Dead. COLUMBIA. MO.. Feb. 2.-(SpeciaI.) Jasper N. Roberts, postmaster at Halls vllle. Boone county, died this morning, aged 4S years. He was the oldest son or Judge W. F. Roberts, and leaves a wife and sev eral children. Another Regiment OS for Manila. NEW YORK. Feb. 2. The United States transport. Sherman, with the Third regular infantry and the Second battalion of tho Seventeenth infantry on board, sailed from Brooklyn at 5 p. m. to-day for Manila via the Suez canal. FILIPINOS' SLATE IT IS HEADED BY DAVID A. BALL FOR GOVERNOR. AN IMPORTANT CONFERENCE STONE, WHITECOTTON AND KNEIS LEY OUTLINE A PLAN. Met In Schlel's Saloon Last Night and Arranged Things Filipinos Are Really for Stone for Presi dent Selbert's Attitude Yet in Doubt. JEFFERSON CITY. MO.. Feb. 2. (Spe cial.) The Filipinos hae seleoted their slata for state officers. It will be presented to the Democratic state convention In 1300. and is as follows: For governor David A. Ball, of Louisi ana. For secretary of state John Knott, of Hannibal. For attorney general Morton Jourdan. of St. Louis. The selections for state auditor and treas urer have not yet been made. It Is under stood that Russell Knelsley. of Carroll, will be a candidate for congress In the Second district, and hat James Whitecotton will be a candidate for state senator from Mon roe county. More Important still, the Filipinos are at heart for William Joe! Stone for president in place of William Jennings Bryan. This slate is the result of a secret meet ing held here to-night In Schlel's saloon. Present at the conference were ex-Governor Stone. James Whitecotton and Russell Knelsley. State Auditor Seibert was pres ent during a part of the time, but it Is said that he has not yet decided to throw over Dockery and the excise commissioner ship of St. Louis. He will at least wait: and see If the Tubbs bUl passes, cutting; down the princely .fees to a paltry $3,000 a year. But there Is Uttle doubt about the sen timents of the other parties to the confer ence. The Filipinos openly declare that they aro for Bryan for president, but the declaration is made in a half-hearted way. and one cf the FUipinos Is said to have declared at the conference? "In case Bryan make9 any moro fool breaks, then we will come out for Bill Stone, and we'll run him on an ex pansion platform." This statement met the approval of tha conferees, and they are all waiting- In at titudes of expectancy for Bryan to make his "fool breaks." The new Idea of a greater America seems to have dawned alike upon Tammany of New York and the Filipinos ot Missouri. And lest'the state ticket be forgotten in, the enthusiasm of the 'anti-Stephens Demo crats for their national ticket. Dave Ball will come In to-morrow from Louisiana. Just to keep the ball a-rollrag. A tele gram received to-night-announces) this sig nificant fact. A peculiar feature vof the caucus of tho Filipino leaders to-night Is that they had so many visitors during their deliberations on the affairs of state. 'Schlel's saloon seemed to be a congregating place forpollti cians of all degrees of faith. During the evening. Judge Hawthorne. Homer Mann and James Kiskaddon dropped In to repre sent the Republicans; and O. M. Burnett and F. E. Luckett represented the admin istration. Senator Ben Anderson was also present for a while. The visitors wero the only people who experienced any em barrassment at espying the congregation of Filipino leaders. Ex-Governor Stone, Knelsley and Whitecotton told good stories, while the laugh went round as though there were never an office In the world to ba dealt out to the brave men who fight the present chief executive of Missouri. INDIANS ON .THE WARPATH, ' Slwashea In Alaska Become Obstrep erous and Four of Them Are Killed. VANCOUVER. B. C. Feb. 2. Indians ara on the warpath in Alaska. One battle has taken place and more fighting Is Immi nent. Four Indians were killed and several wounded In the fight which has already taken place. Four American 'deputy mar shals were wounded. The Indians are drunk, and there may be a general up rising. The steamer Cutch brings the news of the battle at Juneau. An Indian was killed by United States Marshal McGulre in self defense. Fearing the dead man's death, would be avenged by his friends, a vigi lance committee was formed, which acted promptly, captured the malcontents and took them to prison. On promising good behavior they were liberated next day, but the revengeful nature of the savages de manded blood for blood. The pretended acquiescence was a ruse. Plying themselves with liquor, the blood thirsty Alaskans deliberately planned the murder of every member of the vigilance committee. The attack was made at night. A friendly Indian warned the whites of the contemplated treachery, and as the Si washes advanced on the town with drunk en yells the officers warned them back. They still came forward.- opening lire, which the whites promptly returned. The United States marshal and his fol lowers, having the advantage of position, were able to pour In a deadly fire. After the first fusillade, the savages stampeded hurriedly into the darkness. leaving their dead and four wounded comrades on tha ground. CANFIELD FOR LIBRARIAN. Name of the Formerly of Kansas Ed ucator Suggested to the President. NEW YORK. Feb. 2. It Is announced here, on what appears to be good author ity, that the name of Dr. James H. Can field, president of the Ohio State univers ity, was to-day presented to the president for appointment as librarian of congress., It Is also said that Dr. Canfleld, while not in the usual sense a candidate for tha appointment, has been suggested for it. and will be strongly supported by leading educators, librarians and public men. Dr. Canfleld is about 50 years of age a graduate of Williams college and has for many ears had a national reputation as an educator. He has served successively as professor of history and political econ omy in Kansas state university, chancellor of Nebraska university and president of Ohio state university. In 1S00 he was pres ident of the National Educational Associa tion. Wealthy Farmer Drops Dead. Lewis Trexler, a wealthy farmer livlng'ln Caney, Kas., dropped dead in his attor ney's office to-day. He came to the city to pay off an $K mortgage. At the cor oner's inquest It was determined that Trex- In st9 flAfi nf hanvt r1fsrAAs.h l--. -m& by a recent attack of the grip. Kansas Mas Got It. ARDMORE. I. T.. Feb..2-(SpecIal.) The appointment ot S. B. Johnson, of Kansas townslte appraiser to act in mnliinniin with West Burney. Chickasaw appraiser. cicaicu iv. scumuuii iigic. a strong ugat was made for a home man. Mr. Johnson it is said was backed by Congressmart Curtis, of Kansas. I'-sr.