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THE, KANSAS. CITY JOURNAL, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1899. c .currents toward tha administration. Ball -lookslike -Henry Clay;-and Is popular with - the mob. He bas the; faculty of telling good ittorles that take with the common people. He puts on no airs and prides hlmseir on being a politician man or" the people. And lie believes thoroughly in the people and in himself. Dave Ball came to town to-night and went Into consultation with his friend and ardent supporter, George Lee. of Carter. On the way from the depot, in the com pany of some friends, he met Governor Stephens. , "Good e ening, gentlemen." said tho gov ernor, barely noticing Ball. "How are you?" said Ball, and passed on. Ball campaigned for Stephens, but there is a coldness between the gentlemen that 'grows with the passing of events. "I am against the whole outfit," aid Dave Ball, to-night; "and I don't care who knows it. "We ore going to wipe out the whole gang from the-stte house next year. The rotation or office;, .among a few has .cot to stop." , . . , Asked in regard to the progress of his campaign, Mr. Ball said: "J don't see how they can dereat me. The common people are for me, and our day is hound to come. Of course, Lee and Kneisley are for me, and if Whltecotton Isn't, lie ought to be. I have every reason to behee that he Is. I believe Stone will also be for me. "Selbert might' make some return for what I have done for lum. but I n"e,r stood that he has made a deal with Dock ery for the excise commlssionershlp of St. Louis. But 1 campaigned for Selberx. while Dockery held aloof. I am going to win. though. I haven't as much money as some, but the people or the state are vritn mp" Durinff the conference this evening bei. tween Stone. Xe and wnitecotion. ue - legislative situation was discussed. Stone approved highly of the course taken by the Filipinos. All agreed that the Ward outfit is chattered and battered and all cone to pieces. The incompetency of the speaker will be used, and through him the ncht will be kept up on the Stephens ma chine. The makeup of the committees was also discussed. So Inferior are they, it was said, that any attempt to revise the statutes through them will prove abortive. It was prophesied that the session would prove to be an expensive farce and that the reaction would still more firmly es tablish the disrepute of the state admin istration throughout the country It is said to-night that Stephens hat Riven up the fight, and will let his pet measures go by default. A friend of the , administration states that Stephens and Selbert counted noses in the house, only to , find that there were but twenty men out of the 140 members on whom they could Jrely. And when they came to the senate they cave up counting altogether. HOUSE INDORSES, M'KINLEY. Sentiments of the President in Re cord to tbe Care of Confederate Crave Approved. JEFFERSON CITV. MO.. Feb. 2. (Spe cial.) The house to-day indorsed the fra ternal -sentiments expressed byTresldent McKlnley during his recent "Southern tour, in which he advocated government care of the graves of Confederate dead. Tbe reso lution adopted was introduced by Walter Jones. .Republican, of Howell and is as follows: "Whereas, President McKlnley. Jiaving dclrel-ln-a-rtcent public address that the time has come for the government to aid in the care of the graves of the Con- . federate dead; and, "'hereas,.ilany Confederate cemeteries are now In poor condition. "Resolved, That congress be requited to adopt at once such measures as may be deemed neeeMary.vto tbe end that the gov ernment may take charge of nil Confed """ crate graves and cemeteries and bestow upon them the same care and attention as is now given the graves ad cemeteries of Union soldiers or soldiers of the United States army. "Resolved, .. That the chief clerk of the - house send to our senators and represent atives -In congress a copy, of -these resolu tions." James .Kneisley, of Boone, under misap prehension, spoke against the resolution. He said:. "No Confederate soldier ever expected or asked for a pension. I am a Confederate coldler and commanded a battery of artil- iejy, ana ra uemui 01 uu kouq i,onieuer ates protest against the passage of this resolution. We fought for state rights and constitutional liberty, and still claim that we were right. I respect and hold In high esteem 'all federal soldiers who fought for their conviction of right. Importations and wharf rats I do not recognize. Some of my best friend are genuine federal sollders. I feel grateful and appreciate the senti ment' of the gentleman offering the reso lution. -During' the war whenever a fed eral soldier, surrendered I gave him my hand and half my rations, and still we are friends. But we do not ask for pensions." Mr. Jones, in advocating his resolution, replied to Mr. Kneisley, He said that as a member of the Union army, he respected the feeling of delicacy on the part of Con federate soldiers which' prompted them to i reject all expressions of mock sympathy. He explained, however, that his resolution did not contemplate the pensioning of Con federate veterans. He understood why the soldiers from the South were averse to that. But his resolution was merely In Hue with the president's policy of showing respects -to -heroes, mistaken, but heroes ' just the same. He referred to tbe conduct . of rbe Southern states during the late war with Spain, as proof of the thorough re conciliation of the two sections. He said that the day had come when the nation could fitly cement the two sections to gether by caring alike for the soldiers of the North and the soldiers of the South. Tbe resolution was then adopted. Mr. Kneisley said that In opposing the resolu tion he was under the impression that it provided for the pensioning of Confederate soldiers. He. favors the plan of govern ment care for Confederate cemeteries. A REPUBLICAN VICTORY. Harrison's mil Throwing Off the Yoke 'of tbe nook Trait Passed by tiie "House. JEFFERSON CITY Feb. 2. (Special.) The book trust received another blow to day In the house when the minority report of the committee on education was adopt ed, favorable to the bill Introduced by Har. rlson, Republican, of Crawford, to repeal thec provision Jn the school book law, un der which'no text books can be used In the public schools of Missouri otber than those contracted for by the school hook commis sion, nnd to repeal the penaltyi-clause. The Democrats .on the committee were unanimously In opposition to Harrison's bill. Hauber. of Worth, made ' a strong fight In 'the committee against the book trust, bufwlthout avail. Young, of Cald well, voted with Hauber and the two Re publicans brought In a minority report. O'Fallon. of "Holt, and Jones, of Howell, made strong speeches in support of the minority report. It was declared by more than one member that money had been used In the last legislature to corrupt the members and secure the enactment of the most vlclbus law that had ever dlspraced the statutes of Missouri. Several Demo crats spoke for the school law as It stands, but when the vote was taken they came over to the majority. Hauber's report was adopted. 11G to 2. Myers and Ransdell. Democratic members of the committee, changed their votes from nay to aye. The Democrats on the committee stated that their object in reporting adversely was to pigeon hole the bill and to prevent a debate against the book trust on the floor of the house. This Is the first fight begun and won by the Republicans of the house. NEW KANSASCITY OFFICIAL Representative" I,ee Introduce a. Bill Creating; License Commissioner, to Grant All Licenses. JEFFERSON CITY. MO.. Feb. 2.-Sr.e- elsX) Representative Lee, at the request of Representatives Barrett and Qulnn, two machine Democrats, to-day introduced a bill creating the state office of license com missioner for Kansas City. The commis sioner is to be appointed by the governor and Is to have the sole right to grant all licenses except dram shop and water licenses. He shall give bond for JjO.000 and hall receive a salary of Ji.000 per an num. He is given six clerks and six in spectors. The chief deputy Is to receive J1.S00; assistant deputy. J1.S00; two clerks, who shall be notaries, 1.200 each; all other clerks. J900 each; inspectors, $540 each. The expenses of tbe office are to be borne by state and city. In proportion to the revenue derived by each from the collections by the license commissioner. - The house adjourned until Monday at 2 o'clock; the senate until Monday at 3 o'clock. Pabllo Administrator Appointed. JEFFERSON CITY. MO.. Feb. 3.-(Spe-dal.) Governor Stephens to-day appointed Isaac Story public administrator of Doug las county for term ending January 1, 190L Condition of State Treasury. JEFFER80N CITY, MO.. Feb. 3. (Spe cial) The monthly, statement of State Treasurer Frank X. Pitts, filed with the governor to-day, shows the following condi tion of the treasury on January 31, 1S99: Balance on hand January 1. $897,109.48; re ceipts during January, $&t3.)G.03; disburse ments' during January. $159,202.2S; balance on hand January 31, 11,602,913.13. WILL NOT CONFIRM VINCIL. Senate Serves JV'otlce on the Governor Thnt'Me Host Appoint Anr otber Man. - JEFFERSON CITY, MO.. Feb. 3.-SpB- dal.) The senate, held another long execu-' tlve session tc-aay. An effort was mane to secure a reconsideration of the vote by. which Dr. Vlnctl,'dof St. Louis, was rejected as one of the curators of the state univer sity. The effort proved of no avail, pnd the governor was '..served with notice that he will have to appoint someone else. The greater part Tot the session, however,' was taken up with theubjecUOI newspa pers and reporters, principally tbe latter. It was a mjstery to the members how the story of the fight on Vincil and the fight on O. D. Jones got into print. One of the senators suggested that all the reporter.-, be brought before the bar of the senate nnd made to dlvulgo their source of Informa tion, under pain of fine and imprisonment. Tho senate, however, refused to adopt this suggestion, after one of the senators had casually remarked that the newspapers were a good thing to i-tand in with. to gerrymandefTkansas city Barnett, of Pettis, Introduces n Bill to Divide Ton-nsblp Into Eight Justice Districts. ' JTJFFERSON CITY. Feb. 3. (Special.) Mr. Barnett. of Pettis, introduced toJay a bUl3rhIclx.If passed, would materially af fect the -justice courts of Kansas City. It is one more of the Stephens' measures, and is aimed to abolish, some or the Republican Justice courts. The Journal explained the scheme a month before tho legislature met. The bill gives authority to the county court of Jackson county to divide the town ship In which Kansas City is located into districts, not to exceed eight In number; each of which Is to have one Justice of the peace. The division is to be made before March L 1300. - . It will be observed that the bill is care fully worded, go as to obscure Its pur pose. There are now eight courts In Kan sas City, but the bill gives the option to the county court to reduce this number. It would be a simple matter, should the bill pass, to gerrymander Kansas City into four Democratic judicial districts. GRAND JURYJ3ILL ADOPTED. Unanimous Vote In Favor of Resolu tion Sinking; Radical Change in Grand Jury System. JEFFERSON CITY, MO., Feb. 3. (Spe cial;) Both Joint and concurrent resold tlons to submit a constitutional amendment abolishing grand Juries, Introduced by Sen ator Wilson, were adopted by the senate this morning. The first resolution provides that grand Juries can only be summoned upon order of the Judge, while the other abolished the section which provides that no felony can be tried except on Indict ment. The vote for adoption was unani mous and it Is expected that the resolu tions will be adopted by the house. TAX ON EXPRESS COMPANIES. BUI Introduced Imposing Tax of S Per Cent on Bills of Ex change. JEFFERSON CITY. Feb. 3.-(Special.) Representative Wright Introduced a bill to tax express companies C per cent per an num on the gross amounts of charges' for bills of exchange or money orders issued by them hi the state. He also introduced a bill to tax telegraph companies 2 per cent of the gross receipts each year for the transmission of messages in this state. Primary Election Bill. JEFFERSON CITY. MO.. Feb. 3. (Spe cial.) Senator Drabelle. of St. Louis, in troduced a bill In the senate yesterday that will have a radical effect on primary elec tions if passed. It provides that primaries of both parties must be held on the sama day, and requires all who intend to vote to enroll themselves upon registration as as- soclated with one party or the other. It places the primaries under the control of the board of election commissioners. Pprto Blcan Official Removed. SAN JUAN DB PORTO RICO, Feb. 3. Owing to the general dissatisfaction with the conduct of the department of the In terior by Dr. Carbonell, the secretary of the department. Major General Henry has called for his resignation, which has been tendered and accepted. Sugar Trust Raises Prices. NEW YORK, Feb. 3. The American Sugar Refining Company and the National and Mollenbauer refineries have advanced the price of Nos. 6 and 10 refined sugars one-sixteenth of a cent a pound. This -is the first advance In several weeks. Lire Stock Company Incorporates. JEFFERSON CITY, MO., Feb. 3. (Spe cial.) Secretary of State Lesueur Issued a certificate of Incorporation to-day to tho Jones Bros.' Live Stock Company, of Kan sas City; capital, $5,000. Incorporated by G. P. Jones, W. S. Jones and John L. Jones. Sleeplnir Car Rate. JEFFERSON CITY. Feb. 3. (Special.) John W. Smith, of St. Louis. Introduced a bill providing a minimum rate of 1 for a night or 51.50 for a day of twenty-four hours for a berth and seat In sleeping or palace cars on railroads in this state. "Coin" narvey to Speak. JEFFERSON CITY. Feb. 3. (Special.) "Coin" Harvey will speak in the hall of the house nf representatives next Tuesday night on the subject of "free silver." PRESIDENT THANKS GOMEZ. Sends n. Cordial Message to II Im Through Commissioner Rob ert P. Porter. HAVANA. Feb. 3. The following message from Preldent McKlnley was received by Robert P. Porter tills morning and was transmitted to General Gomez: "Hon. Robert P. Porter, "Havana: The president sends his hearty congratulations and thanks for j our' dispatch. Convey his cordial greetings to General Gomez and his grateful appreciation of the general's, frank and friendly message. The co-operation of General Gomez In the pucificntron of Cuba will be or the greatest value for botll peoples. JOHN HAY, "Secretary of State." The news of General Gomez' acceptance of the proposals of President McKlnley, through Robert P. Porter, has not yet been thoroughly weighed In this city. The Cuban leaders seem uncertain for the mo ment whether to support General Gomez or criticise him. Public opinion had been wrought up to demand and expect a larger pjjment. Some of the Cuban major gen erals who have not been consulted may strongly disapprove or an agreement which gives them a minute portion of the 20,000 each or them expected. SHE IS DEATH0N "HANTS." Kansas "Woman Sues on a Contract to Rid Two Houses of Spooks and Goblins. FORT SCOTT. KAS.. Feb. 3. (Special.) A peculiar suit has been filed in Judga Hackett's court by Mrs. Mary Eppes, of Paolo, who claims to be a clairvoyant: Mrs. Eppes asks damages in tbe sum of $100 from Ben Bruce, a colored man. She alleges that she is especially bkillful In dealing with dissatisfied spirits and remov ing ghosts and goblins from houses. In August last; she says. Bruce employed her to come to Fort Scott to remove the "hants" from two dwelling houses belong ing to him. After arriving, she discovered that the houses were not owned by Bruce, and the owner would not allow her to use her art on tbe spirits Infesting them. Mrs. Eppes says she has been working for Bruce at great expense ever sines Au gust, and was hindered by him from going to the relief of other persons annoyed by "hants." She estimates that she has been damaged to the amount of tlOO. and prays the court to grant her that sum. Mncauley's Birthplace on Fire. LONDON. Feb: 3. There were exciting scenes to-day at a fire which occurred at the birthplace of Lord Macaulay, the his torian, at Rothley Temple, Leicestershire. The villagers for miles around flocked to the scene and aided in removing the con tents of the building. Fortunately, the flamas were confined to the new wing and the historical portion escaped. REBELS NO LONGER DISABILITIES OF KANSAS EX-CONFEDERATES TO BE REMOVED. HOUSE UNANIMOUSLY FOR IT SAME BILL OVERWHELMINGLY DE FEATED TWO YEARS AGO. Spanish War Seems to 'Have Worked Wonders In Wiping Out Sectional Feeling Text 'at the Bill Otber Legislative Pro ceedings TOPEKA, Feb. 3.-r(Speclal.) That the opanisn war nau cun:?iut:riiun? lu uu uu the wiping out of sectional feeling In Kan sas was evidenced to-day when the house of representatives, by a unanimous vote, In committee of tho whole, recommended for p.i&sage a general bill removing the political disabilities of all ex-Confederate soldiers. The bill was introduced by Rep resentative Newman, Democrat, who was a Mlssourian during the war, and whose sympathies were with the South in the struggle. When it came up Tor considera tion. It was warmly supported by a number of Republican representatives who carry scars and wounds as reminders of tha bloody struggle. Not a tingle amendment was made, to the bill us Introduced. Some of the members doubted whether a bill of that character was constitutional; they thought It might possibly require the In sertion of the name of the ex-Confederates whose disabilities wttre to be removed. However, "they said the object of the bill was all right, and that, If it would stand tha test of tae courts, all well and good. The motion to recommend It for third reading without amendment or debate car ried unanimously. "Who said the Spanish war had not re sulted In some good?" said a member who is a veteran of the civil war. "It has wiped out sectional feeling here, anyway. And that is not the only benefit Kansas has re ceived as a result of the war; John L. Waller has decided to stay in Cuba." A bill carrying tho bamo provisions was defeated by an overwhelming vote In the house two years ago. It is a measure of few words, but those words mean much. The essence of it is contained in one sec tion, which provides: "That the political disabilities Imposed by sectioa 2 of article 5 of the constitution cf the state of Kansas, as amended Novem ber 5. 1SC7, upon all persons w ho have ever voluntarily borne arms against the govern ment of the "United States, or In any man ner voluntarily aided or abetted in the at ttmpted overthrow of said government, be and the same are hereby removed; and all of said persons, when not otherwise dis qualified, shall have the. right to vote and hold office in this state to the same extent as though said political disabilities had never existed." NO ANTI-OLEO LEGISLATION. Creamery Men Demanded Too Much and Are Likely to Get Nothing. TOPEKA, Feb. 3. (Special.) The house committee on agriculture, in obedience to the Grosser resolution, adopted yesterday, returned the anti-oleomargarine bill to the house to-day, with the recommendation that It be not passed. This is the bill which the creamery men and the oleo man ufacturers agreed upon several weeks ago. It gave butterlne factories the right to color oleo for foreign sale, but prohibited it for consumption in Kansas. An effort was made by some to have the committee amend the bill so as to prohibit the color ing of butterlne either for home or foreign consumption. The friends of the oleo man ufacturers would not stand that, and as they were In the majority on the commit tee they voted down the proposed amend ments and carried a motion to report the bill agTeed upon by the parties Interested adversely. Grosser, who represents the creamery men on the floor, got his resolution through yesterday recalling the bill from the com mittee. "When it was reported unfavor ably by the committee this morning he at tempted to get It on the calendar under general orders under a suspension of the rules. His motion to suspend the rules was defeated, and tbe motion to get it on the calendar went over until to-morrow. He stated this afternoon that ho would en deavor to revive the bill to-morrow, but expressed soma doubts as to his ability to do so. The indications are that there will be no anti-oleo legislation this session. The ac tion of the committee to-day practically knocks out the creameryroen. Representative Edwards, of Wyandotte, has worked persistently against the antl oleo bill. He comes from tne packing house district. His constituents are al most all working people who prefer but terlne to country butter. They cannot af ford high priced creamery butter and If the anti-oleo bill was pasted they would have to either eat a cheap quality of coun try butter or go without. They urged Ed wards to use every means to defeat leg islation against butterlne and he faithfully carried out their wishes. FOUR NEW SCHOOL LAWS. Were Recommended by State Teach ers' Association and Will Un doubtedly Be Passed. TOPEKA, Feb. 3. (Special.) The special committee appointed by the State Teach ers' Association to appear before the leg islature and urge the passage of a num ber of needed school laws to-day pre pared a list of bills which It has succeeded in getting the educational committees to report favorably. The list follows: Senate bill. No. 52, provides for a vote at the general election of 1S99 for or against the establishment of a county high school In each county not now furnished with such a school. House bill. No. 53, provides that the county superintendent's term shall begin In the summer Vacation of the schools and he shall have certain educational qualifi cations and teaching experience. House bill. No. 28, provides a state and county tax for the support of schools with a corresponding reduction of maximum tax levy In common school districts and In first and second class cities. House bill. No. 99, gives districts the right to consolidate and support a central school and to pay for the transportation of pupils to and from school. These bills will all b passed without a doubt. The "legislative committee of thi Teachers' Association is composed of the following Kansas educators: J. W. Stout, W. C. Langdon, Arvin S. Oliri, B. B. Bone, Frank Nelson, William Stryker, C. J. Smith. A. H. Bushey and J. N. Wilkin son. A WEEK 0FC0NVENTI0NS. Numerous Stnte Organisations to Hold Meetings In Topeka Next "Week. TOPEKA, Feb. 3. Special.) In view of the large number of meetings that will be held In Topeka next week the railroads have granted an open rate of one fare for tho round trip to Topeka an return, excursion tickets to be sold February 4 to S, Inclusive, and good to return until and-including February 14. Tha following Is a list of tha meetings on account of which this open rate has been granted: An nual meeting Kansas Commonwealth In stitute, February S to 12; meeting Stats Miners' Association; State Labor conven tion, "February '6 to 8: meeting of State Barbers' Association. February 7; annual convention of the State Temperance Union, February 7 and 8; biennial meeting of the Modern Woodmen of America, February 8. To Extend Argentina Limit. TOPEKA. Feb. J.-(Speclal.) City Clerk Long and City Attorney Bmltn, of Argen tine, came up to-day to see what the chances -are for getting a bill through tha legislature extending the city limits of that town so as to Include several large farms on the south and west side of. the town. Representative Bailey, of Wyandotte, re sides at Argentine, and he was called upon to introduce the bill. He will not do so until he consults his constituents. MANY BILLSG0 THROUGH. Honse In Committee of the Whole Recommends a Number of Meas ures for Passage. TOPEKA. Feb. 3. (Special.) The house in committee of the whole took up general bills for consideration this afternoon. Fair child, Populist, of Kingman, was in the chair. Among the bills recommended for passage were the following: An act exempting domestic insurance companies for the payment of a registry fee to the superintendent of Insurance. An act to prevent probate judges from Issuing restraining orders to be effective longer man until tne next term ul uie u;a trict court. Wheatley's bills governing tho zinc and lead industry and providing for an Inspect or of zinc and lead mines. A general bill providing for the vacation of streets and alleys In abandoned towns. An act taking Osage county out of iho southern department of the court of ap peals and putting It in the northern de partment. An act providing for severe punishment of body snatchers or persons who purchase dead bodies from snatUiers, An act permitting foreign guardians to institute and defend suits in courts of this state. An act governing the sale of real estate under judicial proceedings. An act prohibiting public exhibitions of hypnotism, mesmerism, animal magnetism and so-called psychical forces. An act to prevent persons beating board bills at hotels and boarding houses. An act authorizing school boards to desig nate holidays' for their respective schools. An act abolishing the office of election commissioner in all cities of the state ex cept Kansas City. Kas. An act to prohibit the writing of fire in surance policies by "dummy" agents. An act to prohibit officers and employee of stata institutions from holding municipal offices In the town In which the institution is located. An act providing for a polltax in cities of tho second class and compelling persons either to work it out or pay 13 cash into the city treasury. These bills were 'recommended for pass age by the senate committee of the whole to-day: , By Titus, abolishing school district No. 3C In Harper county. By Farrelly. authorizing township officers to purchase land for the erection of public buildings. By Zimmer. empowering the county com missioners of Wyandotte to levy taxes for the improvement of certain county roads. COMPLIMENT TO COLE. Popnllst Representative Praises the Anditor on the Floor of the House. TOPEKA, Feb. 3. (Special.) A pretty compliment wa9 paid State Auditor Cole on the floor -of the house this morning. Dawes, of Leavenworth, at the request of tha auditor, introduced a resolution per mitting the auditor to employ ah addi tional clerk in his office to furnish legisla tive committees Information during the re mainder of tha Besslon. Some of the Pops began to fight the resolution, when Loomls, Populist, of Crawford, got the floor. He and Cole are friends and neighbors, al though they are radically opposed to each other politically. "I want to say to the members of this house," said Mr. Loomls, "that George Cola 13 my neighbor and friend. He is an honest man and a com petent official. When he says he needs an extra clerk he means It. To the minority. I wish to say that George Cole Is all right, and I want to see this resolution go through." The Republicans applauded Mr. Loomis. A vote was taken and the reso lution was adopted by a unanimous vote. ENOUGH MACHINERY NOW. House Refuses to Add to the Plant of Laws for Enforcing Pro hibition. TOPEKA, Feb. 3. (Special.) The house this afternoon, by an overwhelming vote, knocked the enacting clause out of Welsh's bill providing for grand juries. It did not even get the full support of the absolute abstainers on the floor. There seemed to be a geceraUbellet among the members, regardless or politics and habits, that there Is sufficient machinery now at tbe com mand of the authorities to enforce the pro hibitory law ir they wish to enforce it, and that It would simply be an additional expense to the taxpayers: to pass a grand Jury law. This bill was adversely reported by the Judiciary committee, but, out cf courtesy to the author, it was ordered printed and placed on the calendar. The house did not show much mercy to-day Walsh made a talk in favor of it and as when tn bill came up for consideration, soon as lie got through someone made a motion to knock out tha enacting clause and it was done. REAPPORTIONMENT BILL. Representative Moore Wants the Dis trict Line In MarahaU Coun ty Changed. TOPEKA, Feb. 3.-(8pedal.) The first representative apportionment bill of the session was put In to-day. Its author is Moore, of Marshall, and It provides for a change of representative districts in that county only. The Pops two years ago re districted Marshall county and fixed it so that ona district would be Republican and the other Populist. Contrary to all ex pectations, the deal switched, and a Re publican was elected In the Pop district and a Pop was elected In tho Republican dis trict. Mr. Mcore has swapped a couple of Republican townships in the Republican district to tbe Pop district for a couple of Pop townships. This, he says, will dlvldo tha county up moro evenly politically. ' First Judicial District. TOPEKA. Feb. 3. (Special.) The senate. In committee of the whole, this morning recommended for passage Stone's bill, changing the boundary of the First Judicial MANY young women are completely prostrated for a week out of every month by menstrual sufferings. The terrors of men struation overshadow their whole lives. How needless this is in most cases is shown by the thousands of grateful letters constantly coming to Mrs. Pinkham at Lynn, Mass., from women she has helped. Miss Joie Saul, Dover, Mich., writes as fol lows to Mrs.- Pinkham: "I suffered untold agony every month and could get no relief nntil I tried your medi cine; your letter of advico and a few bottles of Lydia'E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound have made me the happiest woman alive. I shall bless you as long as I live." land bmf. . v .. ti er . S t . fSS S j&' V - ft . r oi Pain leaves its mark. Faces i if -s M a i ox nsr 'A mrJl j i& j& yj felr 71 S t :j ' i p v. n . ty. " k - m j a ! " 9 r-w 1 I grow sharp and hagsard. The stamp of suffering is. unmistakable. Write to Mrs. Pinkham for aid. world, and her advice is free." district. It Places Jackson and Jefferson wuimra in inc r irak uiainct ana proviaes that Leavenworth county alone shall com prise the Thirty-sixth judicial district. HUGE INSURANCE TAX. Hoag, of Wyandotte, Wants Compa nies to Pay 10 Per Cent of Gross Premiums. TOPEKA. Feb. 3. (Special.) Hoag, of Wyandotte, to-day Introduced a bill that imposes a tax of 10 per cent on the gross premiums received on Kansas insurance business. All of'the tax must be paid to the state superintendent of lii5iiriiPA TT shall turn three-fifths of It over to the suae treasury ana give tno other two firths to cities and townships In proportion to tha amount of insurance held In each. All persons are required to notify the in surance superintendent of the amount and character of Insurance they are carrying, in what companies and the amount of tha premiums. The companies are also requir ed to make monthly statements or their business In Kansas. The reports trom tha Insured are for tha purpose of keeping a check on the companies. Any person who falls to report is deemed guilty of a misde meanor and tho penalty Is a fine of from ?500 to 51,000. Any company which violates the law shall have its license revoked: BETTER CAREF0R INSANE. Representative Dawes Would Compel Counties to Treat Insane Pau pers Humanely. TOPEKA, Feb. 3. (Special.) Representa tive Dawes." or Lenvenworth, has Introduc ed a bill which, ir passed, will accord pauper Insane more humane treatment. It provides that counties shall keep that class or persons In hospitals or private asylums, providing there is no room at the state asy lums for them, and that tho state shall allow tho county CO cents a day for caring for them. At present-the state allows DO cents a day, but the counties can farm out the pauper Insane, or keep them Jail ed. They do not get the treatment that Dawes think they are entitled to. and he wants the state to raise the allowance and compel counties to furnish better quarters and treatment. It Is estimated by the ways and meant committee that the various counties of the state aro now keeping 700 insane paupers on account of lack of room at the stata asylums. SOLDIER VOTE COUNTED. Contests In Coffey County, Kas., Set tled In Favor of Republican Contestants. BURLIN6TON. KAS.. Feb. 3.-(Speclal.) The contests of S. D. Weaver, Republican, against J. D. Frazier, fusion, for county attorney, and Ed H. Wada. Republican, against Horace White, fusion, for clerk of the district court, were decided to-day In favor of the Republicans by the contest board, composed of two Republicans and one fuslonlst. The fuslonlsts ench had three majority on the homo vote, while the vote of the Coffey county soldiers now in Manila with the Twentieth Kansas gave the Republicans a majority of nine and' eleven, respectively. The soldier vote did not reach here until this week, and was not counted by the canvassing board. The Republicans contested on that ground, and the contest court held that the soldier vote should be counted. The fuslonlsts filed a demurrer and relied on It and have now appealed to the district court. LEGALITY 0FEXTRA SESSION. House Committee, of "Which Dawes la Chairman, Formally Recognised It Yesterday. TOPEKA. Feb. 3. (Special.) The house -committee on cities of the first class, Dawes, Republican, chairman, to-day formally recognized the legality of the ex tra session of the legislature by reporting adversely upon tho bill to repeal the met ropolitan police law, "because that law was repealed at the extra session." Dawes hns always contended that the governor was the sole judge of an emergency for the calling of an extra session. He ren dered an opinion to that effect under the Morrill administration. At that time, Mr. Godard, the present attorney general, was Mr. Dawes' assistant attorney general. Mr. Godard not long ago took the opposite view and tied up the payment of extra ses sion claims. REGULATES IRRIGATION RATES Senator Lupfer Introduces a Bill Lim iting Charges to 75 Cents Per Acre for Flooding. TOPEKA, Feb. 3,-(Special.) Senator Lupfer, Populist, of Pawnee, this morning introduced, an irrigation bill, by request. It provides that Irrigation and water supply companies shall receive compensation for furnishing water for farm lands at a rate not exceeding 75 cents per acra for each Hooding. The crops for the year are to ba held as lien by tha company until pay ment Is made. If a company fails to fur nish tbe water contracted for for a term or three years. It shall forfeit the right of way of Its ditches. RACE' FOR RECEIVERSHIP. Lobdell, of DIghton, and Brundage, of Ellsworth, WouldjWInd Up Af fairs of Russell Bank. TOPEKA, Feb. 3. (Special.) Two candi dates have already entered the race for receiver of the First National bank or Rus sell, which failed a few days ago. Charles E. Lobdell, of DIghton, and H. M. Brun dage, of Ellsworth. Lobdell has procured many strong indorsements and sent them to Washington. He proposes to supplement them with the Indorsement of his friends in the legislature. Representative Seaver, of Ellsworth. Is procuring Indorsements of representatives for Brundage also. Garner Wonld tiot Accept It. TOPEKA. Feb. 3.-(SpecIal.) Judge T. F. Garver announced to-day that he is not a MAG G AMD FACES IN ' WOMEN Miss- Rosa Heldex, 126 W. Clove- Are., Canton, O., writes: Deab Mrs. Pinkham Four years ago I had almost given up hope of ever being well again. I was afflicted with those dreadful headache spells which wonld sometimes last three or four days. Also had backache, bearing-down pains, leucorrhcBa, dizziness, and terrible pains at monthly periods, confining me to my bed. After reading so many testimonials for your medicine, I concluded to try it I began to pick up after taking the first bottle, and have con tinned to gain rapidly, and now feel like a dif ferent woman. I can recom mend Lvdia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound in high est terms to all flick women." become pale and thin. Features Her experience is the widest in the SSgyWsjB.llCjffllsslssssssssssS mere making a Clean Sweep sell every dollar's worth of ductions that you must see to-day's Remarkable Offers: Strictly uHiurcu 1a uigu class manner nev np-to-date stripes but they are winter weights and they mnst go to day at...... Overcoat Sale Special. Sooner than carry over and 914 fine all wool Kersey Overcoats, in black, bine and brown colors H. 8. and M. make make yon the astonishing offer to bay on to-day for Crouscr Sale Extraordinary. handsome fabrics left over from all size very best makes all dually S5 to $5. 50 these we offer at. Boys' Clothing Extra. To close out Boys' Winter Suits, stylish Beef era and Hoys' Ulsters, tbat sold all sea son from 54 to $6 all new, stylish garments we offer them to-day at BROWNS IN TOWN This week and all the time. Call up long distance 'phone 1453, and one of his Brownies will embrace the GRAND Opportunity of giving you figures on anything in Printing, Bind ing, Catalogues, Etc. candidate for a place on the bench of tbe court of visitation and would not accept it If it were offered him. ""While I am very grateful to my friends." he said, "for suggesting my nam In this connection, I am not a candidate for the place and I would not feel Justified in ac cepting1 it If should be offered to ma." REGULATES CAMPAIGN FUNDS. Fop Bill Prohibits Corporations From Contributing and Limits Can didates Expenses. TOPEKA, Feb. 3. (Special.) A bill pro hlbltlns corporations from donating to cam paign funds was Introduced by "Wright, Populist, of Lyon, to-day in the house. It fixes a penalty of from C00 to $1,000 fine for the donation, by any corporation. Us agent or officer, to any political committee, can didate, club or organization, any money for use in tbe campaign. This bill. It passed, will greatly relieve tbe breweries In Kan sas City. Tliey can't be bled by tha Pop state committee again as they were last fall. The bill also prohibits a candidate from spending more than 5 per cent of the salary of the office to which he aspires for campaign purposes, and provides a heavy fine for the violation of the act. JUDGE HOOK'S FIRST JOB. It Is Likely to Be to Try the Famoas Hlllmon Insurance Case. TOPEKA, Feb. 3.-(SpecIal.) It is prob able that one of the first official acts of Judge W. C. Hook after be takes bis place on the federal bench as district judge of Kansas will be to try the Hlllmon case or the remnants of It. Judge "Williams was scheduled to come to Topeka in January and set the case for hearing, but he heard of the cold weather here and decided to postpone his trip. It is not expected that he will come to Topeka now. and all fed eral court matters will go over until Judge Hook takes his seat. RESTORES OLD SALARIES. Uonse Committee Proposes to Undo tho "Work of tho Last Legislature. TOPEKA. Feb. 3.-(6peclaI.) The house committee on fees and salaries has pre pared a general fee and salary bill govern ing county officers as a substitute for all the different local fee bills put la by vari ous counties. The general bill will prob ably be presented to the house to-morrow. It places the fees and salaries of all the county officers, except register of deeds, practically back to where they were before the passage of the Barkley bill, two years ago. Registers' fees are unchanged. Honse Passes on Anti-"Walf Bill. TOPEKA, Feb. J. (Special.) The house committee on state affairs to-day reported for passage a bill prohibiting the Importa tion of waifs from other states. The sen ate committee a few days ago killed a simi lar bill. Just what the upper body will do with the bill In the event It passes the house Is a question. It has many worm supporters In the senate, and a hot tight will no doubt ensue. Fort Dodare Reservation Wanted. TOPEKA. Feb. . (Special.) George W. "Wiley, of Meade and Seward, introduced and had passed to-day house concurrent resolution No. 17, asking- the federal gov ernment to donate to the state of Kansas for the use and benefit of the Soldiers' home at Dodge City, Kas., the military res ervation lying adjacent to the home. Grimes Mar Lose Yet. TOPEKA. Feb. 3.-(8pec!al.) The bill pro viding, for tbe deposit of state funds In banks, which was killed in the senate yes terday, will be pressed In the house. It to believed tbat It wiU pass that body. Those 909.911 Main Street, of all our Winter Clothing we mean to it at such preat genuine re to your advantage to buy Men's $8,'$10 and even $12 Suits For a Five Dollar BilL An astonishing fact the very finest t9, 510 and even S12 valnea that, rnn h.n. .... ... --- jut ..W.W wa& S4. pure wool beautifully trimmed beautifully $5 Those $15 Suits we're selling at $9.75 are wonders for the price they are on sale again to-day. the balance of 810, $18.50 r Overcoats, in black, $7.50 the we Hen's very finest Trousers suits that sold for SIS. SIS and S"-'0 fine deshrns worth JL.. on special sale to-day 3 5 -y -w v m- lish Beef era $2.05 Sixth and Walnut Sts. behind it say that If the house passes It, It will go through the senate. NEW HISTORyTf KANSAS. Ifoblo L. Frentls la to W(rlte It and ' Ed Greer WIU Pub lish It. TOPEKA. Feb. 3.-(8pecIal.) A bill pro viding for the publication of a Kansas history and making it a textbook for the schools of the state was introduced by Jaqulns,' of Cowley, to-day. It authorizes the state textbook commission to have a history of the state written, adopt It as one of the textbooks, and provide for its publication. The plan Is to have Noble Prentls. of Kansas City, write the history. Tha book will be published by Ed Greer, of Wlntteld. Stanley SIaa Three Bills. TOPEKA, Feb. 3. (Special.) Governor Stanley this morning signed three senate bills. No. 20, fixing the term of court In the Ninth Judicial district: a local measure concerning the abstracting of titles In Sheridan county, and the emergency bill, carrying an appropriation for the erection of a pumping house at the Topeka. asylum. To Complete the State Honse. TOPEKA. Feb. Special.) For tha purpose of completing the Interior of the state house Representative Brooke to-day Introduced a bill In the house providing for a tax levy of U of a mill. This will raise' about JS5.O0O per year. He wants the levy made for two years. Against Hog-Tla-nt Fenees. TOPEKA. Feb. 3. (Special.) The house railroad committee to-day reported adverse ly on Cursler's bill compelling all railroads to build hog-tight fences along all of thelv rights-of-way in the state. Wonld Bnild Macadam Roads. TOPEKA. Feb. 3.-(SpecIaI.) Bourbon county wants authority to tax Its resi dents for money to build several macadam, roads and Campbell, of tbat county, to-, day introduced a bill of that nature in the house. Live Stock Sanitary Board Reform. TOPEKA. Feb. 1 (Special.) Seaton, of Atchison. Introduced a bill to-day placing the live stock sanitary board on a non partisan basis, and providing for the pay ment of salaries of stock. Inspectors by tha state. DEATHS IN 'THE PHILIPPINES. General Otis Health Report Shows Smallpox, Typhoid nnd Dysentery Prevalent"" Manila. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 Responding to a resolution of inquiry, the secretary of war to-day sent to the senate General Otis' report on the health conditions at Manila. The report was dated yesterday and of course waa made by cable, it fol- Deaths among troops In Philippines since arrival to February 1, seven months 220 of which forty were due to wounds and accidents, of the, remalnliic 179, sixty five died of typhoid, forty-three of small pox, twenty-two of dysentery, eight of malarial fever. The remaining deaths were due to many various) diseases. SmallDox causes apprehension. The entire command has been vaccinated several times. Twelve physicians have been engaged for several weeks vaccinating the 'natives. The mora sickly season 1 during the hot months March. April and May. when feversTimalll pox and dysentery are more prevalent. Nine per cent of the command Is now rel ported sick, a great majority of the cases being slight ailments. TUB GRIP CURE THAT DOES CURE. Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets removes the causa tbat produces La Grippe. The genuine has I. .. Q.. on -each -Tablet, aicl