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"JIM" FLOOD HERE
MAN OF 3IANY MILLIONS COMES TO
CLAIM HIS BRIDE.
ARRIVES IN HIS PRIVATE CAR
TOLl BE MARRIED TO MISS FIUTZ
NEXT WEDNESDAY.
Spends the Evening at tbe Home of
Ills Fiancee Pen Flctnre of the
ton at One of the World'
Greatest Mining
Kings.
The. Corsair, a palatial private car, fa a
feature amid the dingy surroundings of
the railroad yards In the West bottoms.
It 'arrived last night from Sa'n Francisco
and brought to Kansas City James L.
Flood and Walter and Beaumont Fritz.
The former coros to marry Maude Fritz,
the sister of his traveling" companions, and
the ceremony will take place next Wednes
day at the Fritz residence, 71S Forest ave
nue. '
"Jim" Flood, as he. Is familiarly known,
is a millionaire several times over and Is
looked upon In Ean Francisco as a finan
cier of ability'. He was not born with a
golden spoon in his mouth, nor did he
enter1 upon man's estate a pauper, but he
is one of the gilded youth of the golden
state. He has had his fling, has all of
his wild oats stored away In memory's
granary, and Is now a staid man of busi
ness and a power In the financial circles
of Ban Francisco. When he was born his
father was about entering upon his phe
nomenal mining career. In a few short
years he and his partner, William O'Brien,
graduated from behind a saloon bar into
the greatest money kings the Pacific coast
has ever known. Lucky hits on the Corn
stock, their abiding faith in John Mackay's
Judgment and shrewd manipulation of min
ing stocks in the boom market of San
Francisco, soon made them the controllers
of millions. They1 established the Nevada
bank, built magnificent residences and Im
mense business blocks and set the pace for
enterprise In a hundred different channels,
In the '70s young Jim was In his tepns
and he enjoyed life to its bent. He never
courted notoriety, but it was thrust upon
him. He was sought after by parasites,
but to his credit it can oe said that he
always kept his head and when the time
came for him to enter seriously upon the
duties of life, he was not found wanting.
When death claimed his bluff old father
and the Flood interests needed a manager
young Flood filled the position. Ever since
he has been adding to the wealth of the
estate, which "had shrunken considerably
during the slump In the stock market, and
now he Is accounted a multi-millionaire.
His ability as a. financier and his cour
age were put to a. severe test during tha
period when "Mackay endeavored to cor
ner the wheat output of the country. Mil
lions of dollars were Involved and In mag
nitude the deal was second only to that
recently engineered by Joe Lelter. Dally
vounsr Flood saw tha bank nearinc the
precipice of ruin, but he never faltered.
The time came when assistance had to be
called for and he and Mackay turned to
the late James G. Fair, once the associate
of the bonanza kings. He agreed to tide
the bank over Its difficulties, ..but exncled
conditions that virtually placed the bank
under his control. He put In $3,000,000. per
mitted It to be known that he was Inter
ested In the bank, and subsequently select
ed Its president, I. W. Hellman, a Los
Angeles banker, who soon placed the in
stitution on a good footing again and has
since made it one of the most solid banks
in the country.
Of late years Mr. Flood has led a quiet
and uneventful life. He is a lover of race
horses, a patron of sport of all kinds and
in matters of charity is not a laggard. His
wealth Is Invested In real estate and bonds
and he Is still young.
The San Francisco Examiner reports that
Miss Jennie Flood, sister of the groom
elect, will not be present at the wedding
but has forwarded arweddlng present worth
J1O0.O00 ,
Mr. Flood's valet registered at the Mid
land hotel for Mr.' Flood, and the latter
was driven Immediately to the Fritz' resi
dence. He did not return to the hotel.
END OF A ROMANCE.
Mrs.
Martha E. Shern-ood, of Inde
pendence, to Wed Dr. L. E.
Nevrmau.
Mrs. Martha E. Sherwood, of Independ
ence, and Dr. L. E. Newman, of St. Louis,
will be married next Wednesday evening.
Only relatives of the contracting parties
will attend the ceremony, which will quiet
ly take place In Independence.
The announcement of tbe wedding will
be a surprise to "Kansas Citx and Inde
pendence society people, for It has been
kept as a secret by all concerned. Mrs.
Sherwood Is tho daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
John Bryant, and has for the pat three
years made her home with them. The
groom Is a prominent physician of St.
Louis, and the wedding ceremony will be
the consummation of a brief but very In
teresting romance. The groom was a near
friend of Mrs. Sherwood's former husband,
Harry Sherwood, who committed suicide
in St. Louis some years ago. He has
known Mrs. Sherwood for a number of
years, but until lately Dr. Newman among
his associates In St. Louis was looked up
on as a confirmed bachelor. Three months
ago Mrs. Sherwood, while visiting ac
quaintances In St. Louis, her former home,
casually met the doctor, and the friend
ship was renewed. He is a member of
one of the old St. Louis families, that cf
Socrates Newman.
Mrs. Sherwood was questioned about her
approaching marriage yesterday, and she
reluctantly admitted it, being under the
Impression that the secret had been well
kept.
"Y.es. I am to be married Wednesday
evening next." said she, "but the wedding
will be quiet, and will take place at the
home of my parents. I do not understand
how the secret became known, as a num
ber of my Kansao City relatives are not
aware oi u as yet. unly the Immediate
relatives of Dr. Newman and of myself
will be present to witness the ceremony."
THIRD ANNUAL REUNION.
Florence Crlttcnton Mission Will Cel
ebrate Thl Afternoon From 4
to 0:SO o'clock.
That excellent institution, the Florence
Crittenton mission and home, will hold Its
third annual reunion this afternoon from
4 to 6:30 o'clock. The meeting will be held
at the home, 5713 Eatt Fifteenth street,
and the programme will Include a report
of the past year by George W. Campbell
and "a. talk on the future by Thomas
Jones. Colonel E. E. Richardson tUIl give
an address, "Greetings;" Mrs. A. M. Tlat
bush will talk on the present home, and
there will be talks from tome of the
girls.
During the past year the home has re
ceived fifty-two unfortunate girls, of whom
but five have returned to an svil life. The
home Is doing a great ork among the
unfortunate young women and the meet
ing this afternoon will be very Interest
ing, describing what has been done and
what It is hoped will be done hereafter.
Hotel Victoria offers superior accommoda
tions. Rates, $2 and $2.50. O.B. Stanton, prop.
ALL READY TO START.
Commercial Club Will Leave-on
Its
Trade Extension Trip at 9
O'clock This Evening:.
At 10 o'clock this morning the special
train for the Commercial' Club's trade ex
tension trip nill be set 'in place nearthe
Second and Wyandotte depot, ready to
leave at 9 o'clock In the evening for the
week's visiting trip to be taken by the club
members. The train will consist of a bag
gage car, dining car and three Pullman
sleepers, the "Alixe," the "Oxus" and the
"Eider." The train will be thoroughly
equipped with every comfort and conveni
ence for use of the tourists en route and a
most pleasant, outing for the business men
Is assured.
The club will be warmly welcomed at all
the good towns along the route, extending
through parts of four or five different
states tributary to Kansas City. Secretary
Clendening has received letters, from a num
ber of the towns, urging the club to stop
as long as possible and declaring that all
the Inhabitants will do their utmost to
make the stay of the visitors a most pleas
'ant one. Among the towns which have
sent this sort of word are Oklahoma City,
El Reno. South McAlester, Medford, Fort
Smith. Kingfisher and Hennessey, and
emrv town visited Is certain to do its best.
The cordial relations the trip will establish
between the Kansas City people and those
visited will long be maintained, to the mu
tual, social and business advantage.
A little pamphlet has been' printed which
will be left with the entertainers, as one
means of remembering their guests. It
contains the full Itinerary, together with
the names of all the members of the party
and the firm or business to which they be
long. It also contains an array of facts
about Kansas City well calculated to con
vince all who read-of the great importance
of this citv as a trading and manufacturing
center, as well as its desirability as a
"good place to live In."
une excursion leaves uer me mau
road at 9 o'clock this evening, and runs
through to Fort Smith to-night.
NARROW ESCAPE
Of a Well Known Minister Was It a
Miracle?
Special to Kansas City Journal.
Swea City, la., Feb. 4.
Rev. JMr. James Whirry, pastor of the
Baptist church here, had a narrow escape
from what seemed certain death. He was
attacked with a malignant disease of the
throat and stomach and visited many noted
physicians. None of them gave him the
slightest hope of recovery- Each one pro
nounced the case cancer and hopelessly In
curable. Drctors all agreed that medicine
or surgery were powerless to do him any
good.
The church raised money and sent their
minister to the Temple of Health, in Kan
sas City, for treatment, where all man
ner of diseases were reported curd with
out medicine or surgical operations.
"Strange as it may seem." Mr. Whirry
says, "1 was fully relieved by one treat
ment and restored to health In seven
days." The people In Swea City, la., the
home of Mr. Whirry, regard his cure as
miraculous. Letters of Inquiry are reach
ing him rrom all parts of the state, ask
ing about Dr. Carson and the cure he ob
tained at the Temple of Health in Kansas
City. .
UNITED STATES INVADED.
Armed Foreign Soldiers Set Foot 'on
"-wAme,rlcan Soil for First Time t
In Years.
PORT HURON, MICH., Feb. 4. The first
company of armed foreign soldiers which
has entered the United States in many
years landed here to-night. The command
is composed of fifty-six cadets from To
ronto, who are en route to Tampa, Fla.,
via Chicago, on a trip combining pleasure
and Instruction.
The youths present a striking appearance
in their British redcoat uniforms and
armed with the latest Improved Martini
Henry rifles.
The cadets were selected from 1,000 cadets
drilled in Toronto public schools, and their
trip is paid for by popular subscription.
The young men are In charge of Major
Thompson and with the party are In
spectors Hughes, Burns, Godfrey and
Hayes, Toronto public school officials.
Mayor Stevens, the common council and
citizens met the cadets and escorted them
to United States soil.
In Chlcaco. where the cadets will arrive
to-morrow, an Imposing ceremony will be
the presentation of American flags to every
member of the "ompanyL They are under
strict military discipline during the trip.
The cheers of the Canadian soldier boys,
upon landing on American soil, were demon
strative of the friendly feeling existing be
tween Canada and the United States.
RIOT IN A COURTROOM.
Two Men Killed, One Fatally Wound
ad and Two Others Injured
In Iottb.
WEBSTER CITY. IA., Feb. 4. A pitched
battle occurred to-day In Justice Smith's
courtroom in Andrew. Wright county, re
sulting in two men, Charles Hall and Fred
Bartfteld, being fatally wounded, another
shot through the arm and five others more
or less Injured by blows from pokers, clubs
and chairs. Differences over the location
of a bridge had divided the townspeople
Into two factions, the dispute flnaly cul
minating In a riot. The courtroom was
crowded at the time, and a panic ensued
when the firing began, many people jump
ing through the windows In their efforts to
get out of the way.
ANOTHER WORLD'S FAIR.
San Francisco Decides to nave an In
ternational Exposition
In 1001.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4. San Francis
co is to have a world's fair in 1901. It Is to
be known as the Pacific Ocean and 'Inter
national exposition. .This much was made
certain to-day by the action of the genfral
committee having this project in view.
There were present at the meeting, which
was held In the rooms of the chamber of
commerce, about sixty members of the com
mittee of 100, who decided that this ex
position should be opened May 1, 1S01, and
continue for at least six months.
MANIAC WITH A KNIFE.
Attncks His Aged Father and Mother
and Ills Brother, Near
Cary, III.
CHICAGO. Feb. 4 In a midnight strug
gle with his maniac brother, James, Anton
Pichcn. a farmer living near Cary, 111., was
stabbed eight times last night. In a subse
quent battle a few hours later, the madman
attacked his aged mother and father, who.
because of their advanced age. may not re
cover from the injuries inflicted. James
Pichen was taken to Elgin to-day and put
In the asylum.
It Is thought Anton will recover. Tho
old people are both in a critical condition.
Wagner's Wife Dnngcronsly III.
nTrm.Tlsr Feb. 4. Cosima Wacner. the
widow of Richard Wagner, the dramatic
composer, is dangerously ill of pneumonia
at Vienna, tc-au wagner is tne daugh
gner is the daugh-
ter of Liszt, me pmiiisi. .urn L-uniposer, ana
was farmerly the wife of Hcrr Von Bulow.
She married Wagner in 1S70. His first wife
died in M-
Vest Not Seriously 111.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. It was stated at
Senator Vest's residence to-night that the
report of his serious Illness was wholly un
founded. It was said that, being slightly
indisposed, he had remained at home dur
ing the recent bad weather, but that he
was up and about the house to-day and
expected to be at the tenate on Monday.
AFRAID OF A VOTE
OPPONENTS OF THE PEACE TREATY
STILL HOLD OFF.
REFUSE UNANIMOUS CONSENT
FRIENDS OF TREATY "WOULD VOTE
ON RESOLUTIONS.
Senator Allen, It Is Said, Will De
nounce Democratic Opposition
to the Pence Treaty aa a
Conspiracy Against
One W. J. Bryan.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. Another effort
was made in the executive session of the
senate to-day to secure unanimous . con
sent to a vote on the resolutions interpret
ive of the peace treaty, and It was refused
by the opponents of the treaty. The re
quest was preferred by Senator Sullivan,
of Mississippi, who expressed a desire to
have a vote on the resolution offered by
himself. Senator Jones made the objection.
There was also another effort to secure
general consent to an earlier meeting Mon
day, but this also was refused, Senator
Jones, of Arkansas, acting as spokesman
for the opposition.
Senator Lodge was In charge of the for
tunes of tho treaty to-day in the absence
of Senator Davis. He suggested meeting
on Monday at 11 o'clock, but consent was
refused, as was also consent to a recess
until 12 o'clock Monday, or to an order
dispensing with the routine business that
day. The result was an adjournment until
12 o'clock Monday without any conditions.
The fact developed during this fencing
for time that several senators wished to
be heard in explanation of their attitudes.
Among those who have announced their
intention to ask to be heard is Senator
Allen, of Nebraska, who, It was stated,
would denounce the opposition to the
treaty in Democratic ranks as a conspiracy
against Mr. Bryan.
For the rest. Senator Morgan occuplsd
the attention of the senate In a very forc
ible argument in support of the treaty.
Ho declared his conviction that the treaty
should be ratified without amendment or
modifying declaration. He believed the
American commissioners to the Paris con
ference had acted very wisely and in the
best interests of the wholetountry, and lie,
for one, was willing to accept their word
just as they had given it to us. He was
also perfectly willing to trust,the president,
aided, as he would be, by congress, to
take care of the Philippine question in the
way most satisfactory to our own people
and in the best interest of the Filipinos.
He warned the Democratic senators
against taking a position against' the
treaty, asserting that. If they succeeded In
defeatlngUt, they "would wreck the Demo
crcttlf.pr.rty. ,.,.- I,'
Senator Morgan contended thatthere
were no constitutional Impediments in the
way of acquiring the Philippines. They
could be acquired under international law
and the constitution gave full scope to the
legislation glvlt.g effect to law for the
control of International affairs.
This was another day, of expansion ora
tory in the open senate; In" the open ses
sion, the speakers were Mr. ChlltorC of
Texas, and Mr. Wolcott. of Colorado.
Mr. Chilton made a constitutional argu
ment In support of the Vest resolution,
his principal objection to the annexation
of tho Philippines being that it would ad
mit to this country both the Filipinos and
their products, to come In competition with
our own worklngmen and their products.
His proposed solution of tho pending prob
lem was the establishment of a republic
in the Philippines over which the United
States would exercise such care as It gives
the republic of Liberia.
Mr. Wolcott maoo an eloquent almost
Impassioned appeal to the senate for the
ratification of the peace treaty. His trib
ute to the administration for the success
ful conduct of the war, and to the peace
commissioners for their successful efforts
in behalf of their country, was the feature
of his speech. At the conclusion of his
brief address, he was accorded the com
pliment of hearty applause.
CURTIS RIGHT-OF-WAY BILL.
Intended to Simplify Legislation Gov
erning Railroads Through
Indian Lands.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.-(Speclal.) Rep
resentative Curtis, of Kansas, has intro
duced in the house an Important bill intend
ed to simplify legislation In regard to the
granting of right of way through Indian
reservations. Indian lands and Indian al
lotments, by covering the subject by one
general act and doing away with tho ne
cessity of numerous special bills covering
legislation In Isolated and Individual cases.
The bill provides "for the acquiring of
rights of way by railroad companies
through Indian ressrvatlons, Indian lands
and "Indian allotments-.''' It consists of
eight sections and grants such right of
way to any railroad company organized un
der the laws of the United States, or any
state or territory, which shall comply with
the provisions of the act and such rules
and regulations as may be prescribed, there
under, but no such right of way shall be
granted until the secretary of the interior
t satisfied that the applying company has
made Its applications In good faith and
with Intent to construct the road. Section
2 limits the right of way to fifty feet in
width on each side of the center line of
the road, except where there are heavy
cuts and fills, when the width on either
side shall not exceed 100 feet, and also ex
cept ground for station buildings, etc.
The bill further provides that the line of
route of said road may be surveyed and
located through and across any said lands
at any time, upon permission thercror be
ing obtained from the secretary of the in
terior, but before the grant of such right
of way shall become effective a map of the
survey of the line or route of said road
must be filed with and approved by the
...tarr nt the interior, and the company
mu't make payment to the secretary of tho
interior for the benefit of the tribe or
nation or individual Indian, as the case
may be, oi iun .umi...... . -.
right of way. Including all damage to im
provements and adjacent lands, which com
pensation shall be determined under the
direction of the secretary of the interior, in
such manner as he may prescribe.
Should any such company fall to con
struct and put in operation any portion
of its road within three years after the
approval of Its-map of location by the
secretary of the interior, the right of way
granted shall be deemed forfeited and
abandoned ipso facto as to that portion
nf the road not then constructed and in
operation; provided, that the secretary
may, when he deems proper, extend the
time for the construction of. any road for
:.!. io-Ht nf wav has been granted.
Where a railroad is constructed under the
provisions of this act through the Indian
Territory, there shall be paid by the rail
road company to the secretary of the In-
J terior, for the benefit of-the particular na-
tlnn nr trfhp thrnuch whose lands the road .
...., !.. tAnn.e.3 e,TH a .nnilal .liirtrfl f, a '
may be prescribed by the secretary of the
Interior, not less than $15 for each mile of
road, the same to be paid so long as said
land shall be owned and occupied by such
nation or tribe, which payment shall be in
addition to the compensation otherwise re
quired herein. And within the Indian Ter
ritory upon any railroad constructed under
the provisions of this act, the rates and
charges for passenger and freight service,
if not otherwise prescribed by law, may be
prescribed by the secretary of the interior
from time to time, and the rate for carry
ing the United States malt may be fixed by
congress, and when not fixed by con
gress may be fixed by the postmaster gen
eral. The provisions of section 2 of the act of
March 3, 1873. entitled "An act granting
to railroads the right of- way through the
public lands of the United States," are ex
tended and made applicable to rights of
way granted under this act, and to railroad
companies obtaining such rights of way.
In conclusion, the-bill provides that the
secretary of the Interior shall make all
needful rules,and regulations, not inconsis
tent with the bill, for the. proper execution
and carrying into effect of all the provis
ions of the act,
PENSION FOR JOHN M. PALMER
Ex-Unlted States Senator and Union
General Destitute In Ilia
Old "Ajt;
WASHINGTON. Feb. The house com
mittee on Invalid pensions to-day reported
favorably the senate bill pensioning Gen
eral John M: Palmer, of Jllinois, the amount
being reduced from JlOOlo $30.
The report says of General Palmer:
"Nearly always an officeholder and strictly
honest, he-finds hImselfcnow, In his S2nd
year, retired to private life without means
or IncomcL broken in health, -blind in one
eye and rapidly losing 'the sight of tne
other." - f
The report then refers to Mr. Palmer's
service at the ifead ' "Strthe senate pension
committee', his liberal Jtreatment of" the
old soldiers and yet hls'opposltion to "largo
sentimental pensions bailed on social po
sition and political pull."'
Under such circomstane'es, the report
states. $30 per month is all that General
Palmer himself will approve. Accompany
ing the report are letters and affidavits
showing General Palmer's feeble condition.
West Point KOI Passed.
WASHINGTON, Fea$4. The 'house to
day passed the military academy appro
priation bill, carrying'i'about $000,000. It
served as a text for'a speech by Mr.
Griggs, of Georgia, on the president's sug
gestion that the government care for the
graves of Confederate dead. After 2
o'clock the house devoted its attention to
the eulogistic speecheson Thomas Benton
and Frank P. Blair, whose statues have
been presented by Missouri for erection in
Statuary hall.
WHISKY BOOM CONTINUES.
Recent Combination and Increasing
Scarcity Causing; Bier Demand
at Higher'-Prices.
CINCINNATI. 6., Fb. 4.-Recent com
binations of whisky manufacturers, espe
cially that of tbe Kentucky manufacturers,
has given such confidence In future prices
of whisky as to keep up the. boom in the
sales of whisky in bond at the top of its
bent. The pressure to buy whisky in bond
yesterday continued to-day tp such an ex
tent as to indicate tho HipTi in the hand's
of small dealers all over''the country Is
very much lighter than, usual. The pur
chases, are almost wholly of whisky In.
Ibond, which Is to be taken out at the buy
fers' option. The range of prices 'varies not
only with the, brand but as to the demand
for any particular grade.
NEBRASKA CAUCUS PROBABLE.
Deadlock Continues on Fifteenth Bal
lot and Sentiment Toward Re
publican Cnucus Is Growing.
LINCOLN, NEB., Feb. 4. The vote for
senator to-day showed no change In the
strength of the candidates. There were
a number of absentees, all of whom were
paired. The sentiment favorable to a Re
publican caucus seemed to be growing,
but no date for the meeting has been fixed.
The fifteenth joint ballot resulted:
Allen, fusion. 44; Hayward. Republican,
S3; Webster, Republican, 10; Thompson,
Republican. 10; Field, Republican, 4; Wes
ton, Republican, 3: Reese, Foss. Hinshaw,
Van Dusen. Lambertson and Adams, all
Republicans,. 1 each. Total, 117; necessary
to a choice, '59.
TURKEY PREPARING FOR WAR.
Said to Fear a Macedonian Uprising
Bulgaria Also Is Arm
ing. LONDON, Feb. 4. Turkey, according to
special dispatches from Bucharest, is mak
ing military preparations in view of a pos
sible Macedonian uprising, and they have
been answered by Bulgaria with feverish
arming.
It Is added that the Turkish sentinels
are arresting all Bulgarians crossing tha
Macedonian frontier.
The ministerial change at Sofia Is consid
ered hostile to Prince Ferdinand, of Bul
garia, whoso popularity is said to be wan
ing. ""
SAILS FOR THE PHILIPPINES.
Mrs. Angle F. Newman, of the W. C.
T. U., Will Do Red Cross Work
Among Soldiers.
CHICAGO, Feb. 4. Mrs. Angle F. New
man, of Lincoln, Neb., one of the superin
tendents of the National Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union, sails this month
from San Francisco for the Philippines.
She accompanies the Inspector general of
thR White Cross Society, who eoes bv pro
vision of the war department to inspect
hospitals. She stops at Hatvail en route,
and will look up and aid. In the W. C. T. U.
work there. At Manila she will visit the
camps and hospitals of our soldiers and
help them with supplies and religious in
struction. EDWARDS & M0FFET
Will Take In the Mnrdl Gras at
Shreveport and New
Orleans.
If you are contemplating a trip South
join the Edwards & Moffett excursion of
February S. They will take you to Port
Arthur; show you all points of Interest, in
cluding the ship canal, life saving station,
lighthouse, government jetties, and, re
turning home, take in the MardI Gras at
Shreveport. Round trip for $.3 S3. Ed
wards & Moffett. 534 New York Life build
ing, or H. C. Orr. G. P. A.
NEW SPANISH NAVY.
Sleeting at Madrid Wants Battleships
Built With Part of Philippines
Indemnity.
MADRID, Feb. 4. A large meeting of the
Commercial Club has passed a resolution
demanding that the government ue part
of the $20,000,000 to bo paid by the United
States as an indemnity for the cession of
the Philippine islands In the construction
of three warships for the defense of the
coasts of Spain.
High School for Bonrbon.
TOPEKA Feb. 4. (Special.) The house
committee on local Judiciary to-day recom
mended for passage among other bills, the
one giving Bourbon county the right to
build a county high school.
ISSTONEFORBALL?
EX-GOVERNOR'S SIGNIFICANT TRIP
TO JEFFERSON CITY.
CRISIS OF STEPHENS' MACHINE
FILIPINOS STAND READY TO STRIKE
THE VITAL BLOW.
Believed Stone Will Come Ont for
Stephens' Bitter Enemy He Con
sults With Filipino Leaders
and Meets Bull Secret
ly in Lee's Room.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO., Feb. 4. (Spe
cial.) Since the publication of the Filipino
slate for state officers In The Journal of
last Friday, political gossip at the capi
tal city has been set agog. The visits of
ex-Governor Stone never fail to produce
speculation as to what he is up to; but
the fact that the wires are laid to control
Democratic state politics during the leg
islative session next preceding tho conven
tion gives especial moment to Stone's
visit at this time, coming, as It does, right
on top of the signal victory gained by the
anti-Stephens members in the house of rep
resentatives. Stone Is not the kind of a
man to pass up an opportunity to striko
at the crisis. It is believed that the crisis
has come to the state house machine. Tho
Filipinos have their enemy. Lon V. Steph
ens. In an attitude of supplication. It Is
said that Stephens Is ready to treat with
the victors; that he sent an envoy to Stono
in the person of Insurance Commissioner
Orear. Will Stone show mercy? Will he
give Stephens a new life, or will he make
it an easy death, or will he striko a sharp,
quick blow? What was the purpose of
Stone's visit and who is Stone's candidate
for governor of Missouri? These are tho
questions that the politicians are asking
of one another.
New stories are as numerous as the per
sons who do the talking. Dockery men
are strenuous and insistent in their claim
that when the time for the convention
comes the foxy e.-governor will be found
for their candidate. The Crow men say
that the ex-goernor has not yet made
up his mind what he will do. They say
that out of deference to his own ambition,
the -wise thing for him to do would be to
keep out of the gubernatorial game alto
gether. Filipino leaders, like Leo and
Knelsley, announce with an air of satis
fied assurance, that Stono is for Dave Ball,
and couJdn'i be for any one else.
In tho face of these conflicting reports,
the movements of the ex-governor during
his recent visit to this city are interesting
and suggestiv. Immediately after his ar
rival he met -Whitecottan and Hussell
Knelsley at Schiele's saloon. He approved
of the course pursued by the Filipinos In
the legislature, and was Informed of their
proposed state ticket, with Dave Ball at the
head, as was told in The Journal Friday
morning. Later In tho evening ho met
Orear and Selbert. but rumor has it that
he made no comoination with cither, he
did not call on Governor Stephens. He
spent the day In consultation with Filipino
leaders. Not a single regular occupied a
moment of his time.
Tho afternoon he spent close closeted
with Lee and Whltecotton. The guberna
torial situation was then thoroughly dis
cussed. Whltecotton went to St. Louis on
the 6 o'clock train, and It was given out
that Stone had gone with him. It has
been learned to-day, however, that he did
not leave for St. Louis until midnight. In
stead, he called late' on George T. Lee, and
in his room met Dave Ball. Politicians
think there is significance in this meeting.
It as evidently meant to be secret. Lee
will not say whether or not Stone called
on him last night, but he admits with
his cheerful chuckle, "Stone is for Ball;
there Is no doubt about It."
Another politician who Is close to the
ex-gOvcrnor sajs that Stone told him that
under no consideration would he be for
Dockery. If Stone is for Ball, of one thing
there can be no doubt. Stone believes that
Ball can win. He Is too shrewd and has too
much at stake to declare for Ball other
wise. It is said that Ball outlined all his
plans to Stone and Lee; that he showed
them his positive strength and convinced
them of the probability of his nomination:
that thereupon Stone declared positively
for Ball. At all events, the Ball men are
jubilant to-day.
They say that with Stone on their side
and his Influence with the state Democracy
it will be Impossible to defeat Ball for
governor. Ball went to St. Louis to-day.
It is said that he will confer there with
leading Democratic politicians and perfect
his. plan of campaign.
The Dockery men are diligent In their
denial of the rumor that Stone has como
out for Ball. But even with Stone against
him, they claim that nothing can defeat
the nomination of Dockery. It is said that
If positive proof comes that Stone and Ball
have oooled issues. Crow will be with
drawn from the race and all the Influence
of Stephens' city machine will be in serv
ice for tho election of Dockery delegates.
In that case, the fight will be a pretty one,
and the disruption of the Missouri Democ
racy goes on apace.
DOING BUSINESS SANS RULES
Another Anohtaly of Mlssonrl Legis
laturePrinting Committee Re
fuses to Print Them.
JEFFERSON .CITY, MO.. Feb. 4.-(Spe-cial.)
Printed rules under which the house
may do business are not hopelessly be
yond the range of a brilliant imagination.
Rules have been printed heretofore, and
it Is barely possible that they may be
again. Indeed, the house Instructed its
printing committee a month ago to have a
printed copy of tho rules laid on each
member's desk, but under the present dil
atory reclme, procrastination is the par
ticular Infatuation of all the committees.
Rowland Johnston, of St. Louis, intro
duced a resolution a week ago for a com
mittee to investigate the printing commit
tee and ascertain the cause of '.he delay in
printing the rules.
The house passed the resolution with
a whoop, and Johnston was made chair
man of the committee. He is thus the only
Republican in the legislature who obtained
a chairmanship. He made his report to the
houae yesterday. The committee, he said.
had exhausted every persuasion In Its
power, but apparently without effect upon
the printing committee. He expressed in
earnest tones the hope- that the commit
tee would get the rules printed In time
for the members to take them home with
them as souvernirs of one of the most re
markable assemblies in the history of Mis-
The house has been doing business for
the pa't month under the arbitrary rul
ines of Speaker Ward. It is said that the
speaker finds it much easier to rule with
out any rule at all. But the rules may
be printed sometime, after all.
THE SMELLINGC0MMITTEE.
Investigation of Lincoln Institute
Will Commence Wednesday
deary's Economic Plan.
JEFFERSON CITY, Feb. 4. (Special.)
The house smelling committee to investi
gate the charges that are being made
against the management of Lincoln Insti
tute the state school for negroes, has
ora'nized and will begin investigating
Wednesday. John M. Cleary is chairman
and Rowland L Johnston, of St. Louis
-... tu .wrptnn
Mr. Cleary. proposed a plan whereby exr;
pense of cierK nire may ue suvcu us
state. The committee will ask the con.
sent of the house to employ house clerks
and a sergeant-at-arms from the house
j force. This will deprive Mr. Cleary of the
force Is alreadv enormous beiond all rea
son and the Democratic members are In i
aauy receipt or protests from the taxpay
ers, the Kansas City representative is will
ing to forego his patronage.
RUMORS 0FA CONFLICT.
Americans and Filipinos Said to Have
Clashed, hut Confirmation
Is Lacking.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. No confirmation
can be had here of certain published dis
patches from Manila reporting that a con
flict had occurred there between the Amer
ican forces and the Filipinos, and that
twenty Americans were wounded. At an
early hour this morning It was given out
in official quarters that no advices had,
been received from General Otis or any
of the American officials at Manila.
The offices at the White House and
those at the war department through which
any communications from General Otis
would be received were closed at the usual
hour.
COLONEL SEXTON IS DEAD.
Cominander-ln-Chlef of the Grand
Army Died This Morning
at :i:ir..
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.-Colonel James
A. Sexton, commander-in-chief of the Grand
Army of tho Republic, died at 3:13 this
morning, at Garfield hospital. In this city.
Colonel James A. Sexton was bom in
Chicago, January 5, 1S14. He enlisted as
a private in the Nineteenth Illinois April
19, 1S61, and, after three months.' service,
re-enlisted in the Sixty-seventh Illinois
volunteers, being commissioned as first
lieutenant of Company F. He was sub
sequently transferred to the Seventy-second
Illinois and was made captain of Com
pany D. He served in Ransome's brigade,
McArthur's division, of the Seventeenth
army corps, army of the Tennessee, and
participated In nearly all its campaigns,
sieges and battles. He was commander
of the regiment In the battles of Columbia,
Duck river. Spring hill, Franklin and
Nashville, and throughout the Nashville
campaign. In 1865 he was assigned to
duty on the itaff of Major General A. J.
Smith, commander of the Sixteenth army
corps, and remained with Smith until the
close of the war, being honorably dis
charged in August, ISCj.
At the capture of tho Spanish fort at
Mobile, Ala., April S, 1S63, Colonel Sexton
had his left leg broken below the knee by
a piece of shell. He was also sligntly
wounded at the battle of Franklin and
painfully wounded at the battle of Nash
ville. He remained two years at Alabama
after the war, working a plantation which
he had purchased near Montgomery. In
1867, he returned to Chicago and entered
business founding .the firm of J. A. and
T.- S. Sexton." He was appointed postmas
ter of Culcago by President Harrison, in
lastf, and was retained by Preslaent Cleve
land until he resigned, January 1, 1&&.
Colonel Sexton was an active worker In
the Grand Army of the Republic, tho .Mili
tary Order of the Loyal Legion and other
soldier and army societies. He was past
commander of tho department of Illinois
G. A. R., and had been a presidential
elector, park commissioner- and colonel in
the Illinois national guard. At the last
meeting cf the Grand Army of the Re
public he was elected commander-in-chief
and held this position at the- time of his
death, as well as that of a member of the
board of commissioners appointed by the
president to investigate the conduct of tho
Spanish war.
FRENCH MOB FURIOUS.
Departure of Henri Rochefort for Al
geria the Occasion for a Re
markable Demonstration.
MARSEILLES, Feb. 4. The departure
to-day of M. Henri Rochefort, the editor of
the Intranslgeant. the Radical organ, for
Algeria, was the occasion for a remarkable
demonstration. The Rue do la Cannebiere
was black with people and guarded by a
large force of police. When M. Roche
fort's carriage appeared it was quickly
hemmed In by a howling mob of friends
and enemies, intermingling cries of "Vive
Rochefort" and "Vive l'Armee" and hoots
and Invectives, while the air was filled with
flowers, stones and oranges hurled Indis
criminately at the carriage. Fighting en
sued and many persons were Injured, in
cluding two town councilors.
When M. Rochefort boarded the steamer
which was to take him across the Med
iterranean, the mob redoubled its uproar
and many people jumped Into boats and
surrounded the vessel. M. Regis, the for
mer mayor of Algiers, who was suspended
on account of his bitter anti-Semite utter
ances, was also a passenger on the steam
er. He anathematized the people and Jeer
lngly Invited them to come to Algiers
where, he said, he would be in a position
to give them a warm reception.
A number of arrests were made.
GRANT GILLETT'S PLANS.
He Will Settle Permanently In Chi
huahua, After Settling Up
His Affairs.
ABILENE. KAS.. Feb. 4. (Special.) G.
G. Gillett will not return to this country
permanently. His brother and Attorney G.
W. Huxd returned to-day from a trip to
Chihuahua. Mr. Hurd gave out this In
terview: "Mr. Gillett is looking well and
is apparently happy. His family Is with
him and they are waiting patiently for
matters to- be cleared up. He likes Chi
huahua very much. It Is a fine city, and
he intends to locate there permanently.
He has three or four good offers, but his
not' decided what he will do. He expects
however, to make his home there. He
will probably come back to Kansas soon,
to straighten up matters, but only tem
porarily. -Just how soon he will come I
do not know. Mrs. Gillett will probably
come back in a short time. C. R. Troxl
Is helping manage the Hotel Palacio and
Is enjoying himself. As to the reported
compromise with Glllett's creditors, I have
no Information."
UNITED STATES IS SECOND.
Transvnnl Ahead of L's in Gold Pro
duction, With Australia a
Close Second.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 4. According to
Consul Brush, at Clifton, Can., the output
of gold from the Klondike and British
Columbia has raised Canada to the fifth
place In the list of gold producing coun
tries. While the United States shows an
increased output for 1S9S, It 13 still second
to the Transvaal. According to the latest
figures, the five leading gold producing
countries for 1S0S are as follows:
Transvaal. J73.476.C00: United States, t.
300.000; Australia. S1.1S0,7G3; Russia, 125,126,
994; Canada, J14,190,000.
Driven to Suicide by 111 Health.
TERRE HAUTE. IND. Feb. 4.-Cap-tain
James Pierce, of the local detective
force, committed suicide this morning at
Pensacola. F!c-. where he had gone In
search of health. The deed was commit
'ted in a fit of despondency brought about
by his failing health.
HITCHCOCK TALKS
NEW SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR
SPEAKS OF RUSSIAN CONDITIONS.
CZAR IS AMERICA'S FRIEND
FALSE IMPRESSIONS IN REGARD TO
THE SPANISH WAR.
Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Late Russian
Ambassador, Says That tbe Czar
Is Sincere in His Peace Dis
armament Scheme
Russian Papers.
LONDON, Feb. 4. Ethan Allen Hitchcock
the retiring American ambassador to Rus
sia, who was recently appointed United
States secretary of the interior, arrived
in London on his way to Washington. Ha
carries home the strongest pro-Russian
sympathies. In an Interview had with him,
by a representative of the Associated
Press. Mr. Hitchcock denounced emphatic
ally the storle3 current since the beginning
of the Hispano-American war, that Russia
was a member of the coalition of Conti
nental powers which would have inter
vened in tha dispute had England not re
fused to Join them.
"These stories are utterly unfounded,
said Mr. Hitchcock. "There has never
been a single item or proof produced to
substantiate them. and. on the contrary.
Russia1 has been most friendly toward tho
United States and has manifested that
friendship during the past years in many
ways, of which my position forbids mo to
"Unfortunately, the Russian government
is so constituted that It cannot do much,
talking In such cases as the present, but
can only wait ror time to afford opportu
nities for proving the truth. When thesa
opportunities arrive, its friendship will Tie
demonstrated. The false Impressions which,
have arisen are very unfortunate and. I
think, are largely due to the utterances of
Russian newspapers, certain of which aro
popularly supposed to bo official organs;
whereas, the supposition is utterly un
founded, as they represent the government .
no more than independent sections of tho
American press represent that government.
"In criticising domestic pohtlcs, the Rus
sian papers must be most cautious, but
when it comes to foreign affairs they aro
allowed a degree of liberty, and even li
cense, which surprised me. Of course, it
they say things that interfere with tha
government's plans they may be cautioned
and told that they are Injudicious, but or
dinarily they are entirely unhampered."
Like most persons making the acquaint
ance of the czar, Mr. Hitchcock has a. pro
found admiration for the youue. potentate.
and expreS3eUumseltstrongly,a- ta hi, y,V
iranicness. sincerity ana enterprise.- , .
After the formal ,preaant4(afcrfcW,Ut,tf I
ters of recall on Saturday34tLH!tcifJ
and Count Muravleff. the 'StessUfeltoreint
minister. He scoffs', at. the. fdpa, ;thit,'the -- ifl
czar a 'peace propaganda is inspired1 oy any
but the highest motives. Regarding 'the
czar's proposal looking to the limitation
of armaments, Mr. Hitchcock said: '
"The czar is in no wise discouraged by
the reception of his plans for checking tha
increase of armaments. He has not any
idea that he will achieve all he- desires im
mediately, but is firm in the belief that his
views must, prevail in time and a not far
distant time."
Mr. Hitchcock was delayed for a fort
night by the difficulty he encountered in
arranging for a reception by the czar on
account of the winter festivities, which
were In progress, and In which the mem
bers of the royal family participated act
ively, the czar attending reunions of va
rious regiments and making addresses. Ha
will sail on Wednesday, but his family
will not go to Washington until the fall,
Mr. Hitchcock not desiring to take a
house there so near the close of the sea
son. The members of the retiring ambas
sador's family are now in Berlin and will
spend some time In Italy and at Constan
tinople. Mr. Hitchcock will live at the
Arlington hotel. He will assume the duties
of his new position Immediately upon his
arrival in Washington.
Regarding his selection by President Mc
Klnley as Mr. Bliss' successor, he re
marked: "My appointment was as much a sur
prise to me as it could have been to tha
public" - - -.
WINDING UP ITS LABORS.
War Investigating Committee Pre-'
paring Its Final Report Will
Be Published.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 4. The commission
to Investigate the conduct of the war is
devoting all of its energies to closing, up
Its report. The rough draft Is practically
complete and final copies are being mads
of the document so far as it is ready. It
may be signed by the commission Monday,
and when signed will promptly be placed
in the hands of the president.
The latter, it is believed, will make tha
document public after he has had oppor
tunity to consider it carefully, as this re
port will serve as a basis for whatever in
quiry the president may order Into tha
charges made by General Miles and Into
the conduct of that officer himself. This
projected inquiry Is the subject of a good
deal of discussion among the friends of
the two elements Into which the military
service Is divided and has developed no lit
tle acerbity of temper on the part of soma
officers whenever the matter is referred to.
A USELESS0FFICE NOW.
Spanish Cabinet Decides to Abolish,
the MlnUtry of the Col
onies. MADRID. Feb. 4. The cabinet, at Its
meeting to-day. decided to abolish tha
ministry of the colonies, and a decree or
dering the taking- of the step will be- Im
mediately presented to the queen regent
for her signature.
Premier Sagasta has been authorized to
revoke the suspension of the constitutional
guarantees whenever he thinks proper. It
Is stated that Senor Sagasta will come
to an understanding on the subject with the
inid.r nf ih interior. Senor Candnon.
who says that the measure will be put into
force with little delay.
Agrarian I'prislng In Roamanla.
VIENNA. Feb. 1. An Agrarian uprising
Is reported to have occurred in Roumanla.
near Crajova. on the estates of Baron
Mllosovaltch. uncle of ex-King Milan, of
Servia, owing to his refusal to renew tho
leases of his farms. It is added that two
regiments were repulsed by the peasantry.
Sturgeou Young People Elope.
STURGEON. MO.. Feb. 4.-(Specla!.
Bura King and Miss Lucy Prowell ran
away Worn home yesterday and were mar
ried In Columbia. - The parents were very
much opposed to the match, as both, wera
under age.
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