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THE KANSAS. CITY JOURNAIi,SUNIAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1899.
WAR ON "POPERY" CHURCH THE LEADING ISSUE IX BRITISH POLITICS. DOMINATES PUBLIC ATTENTION PEOPLE FIERCELY WROUGHT VP OVER THE QUKSTIO.V. Much Comment on General Wood ford's Speech Great Ilrltalu's Business Boom Keeping; Pace With Oar Own Some London Goulp, (Copyright. 1S59. ty the Associated Press.) LONDON, Feb. 4. British politics, on the eve of the reassembling of parliament, show that the old war cry of "no popery," so lone silent, has suddenly usurped first place. It is overriding party programmes and forcing leaders who prefer to divorce the church from parliamentary strife to declare themselves. The movement was started last summer by aJthen unknown bookseller named John Kenslt, whom Englishmen rated as Amer icans did Coxcy. It gathered momentum through the low churchists agitation, until It now dominates public attention. The newspapers are swamped with communi cations, masa meetings are being organ ized everywhere, and the voters are in sisting that their representatives announce their views. How fiercely the people are wrought up was hardly realized until Mr. A. J. Bal four (the government leader in the house of commons and first lord of the treasury), perhaps personally the most popular pub licist, addressing his constituents at Man chester on -Monday last, endeavored to Ig nore ritualism and rethresh the stock themes of politics. He was fairly howled down. His auditors would not be silenced wh'en. in his suave, diplomatic manner, he attempted to slide around the subject by remarking that no violations of church law had come to his attention. The audience Insisted that he should declare himself, and the meeting broke up In a manner very like a state of anarchy. , On Wednesday an influential delegation called on Mr. Balfour and arraigned him for advocating the establishment of a Cath olic university in Ireland. Ho replied that the scheme did not represent the party, but only personal views and said: "It Is a matter of Indifference to me whether I remain In public life. It'ls not a matter of -Indifference If I am prevented from ex pressing, even against my own Interests, the views I conscientiously hold. The mass meeting of 'Wednesday, which was not representative eave in the numbers attending; hooted the names of Lord Salis bury, the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of London, and demanded that ritualistic clergymen be driven from the church. A. curiously leading part In the agitation Is born by the nonHconformlsts, and'it is also noted that party lines do not hold, though the majority of the anti-ritualists are Liberals. The high church Conserva tives have Issued a blacklist of sixty par liamentarians, appealing" to the voters to oppose them if they support anti-ritualistic legislation. T.ns-,.b!sbop'a,-bllLl recently f framed 'at Lambeth -palace (for over 600 years the London resldenc8xfithe archbishops o'f Canterbury), andthe Irish university pro posal furnish! the bones of contention. The latter had the misfortune to be brour.it forward when tho religious strife was n.ost heated and Is likely to have a hard road to - travel."'7 " ' ' ' ' - ' " ' The recent speech of General Stewart L. 'Woodford, former United States minis ter to Spain, before the Army- and Navy Club at New York-city, has been-applauded by-all Englishmen and has provoked divers comments. The m6ral most of them draw is that lt.nelps.the friendly understanding. between the two countries. The Saturday "Review, which is always sneering at Ameri lea. says: "It show President McKlnley In an unfavorable light,'' since" he posed as the friend of '"peace" while really playing a "cat and mouse" policy to exhaust the arts of pcace.'-untll. he could get ready for war"..-- . . -. - ---It-adds:- "Englishmen-eamror take pride in the knowledge that the cat on the pounce was successful because of the loyal friend chip of England. Such loyalty comes near to disloyalty. There is something more precious than American friendship." The Globe says: "Our moral support of the United -States, has been of Incalculable value to them by their bwn admission. In leturn we require something more than Admiral Dewey'a Platonic approval of the civilizing mission of England." The paper then proceeds-to demand more assistance In China than heretofore and that British commerce should "not be ex cluded from territories whose acquisition has been facilitated by England's action by tariffs." Judge David J. Brewer, associate justice of the United States supreme court, who Is returning home on the Cunard line steamer Etrurla, after his first visit abroad to at tend the preliminary meeting of the Vene zuelan arbitration commission, said to-day to a representative of the' Associated . Press: "From the public men I have met here, and from others, I jhave heard only the most cordial feeling expressed toward the united Stales. Bo far as I have been able to Judge from my brief vlsltj the French are quite as friendly towards the United States as the English. ' "I shall return with Chief, Justice Fuller In May and anticipate passing a most pleasant summer In Paris." In replying to a question. Justice Brewer taid: "I know it Is being discussed abroad whether tho United Slates.; In acquiring lolonles, does not invalidate the Monroe doctrine: but Venezuela has now nothing to do with the doctrine. If has the status of a law suit." Great Britain's business boom keeps pace with that of the United States. Not in ten years has there been such general proa lcrity In business and stocks. Apart rrom the South African boom, which maintains Iti. "strength unexpectedly, gold shares are higher than at the height of the boom of lSui. This feeling of confidence may bo expected to continue if the parliamentari ans refrain from attempting to goad Lord Salisbury to belligerent action as during the last session of parliament, and pro voke counter threats from other powers. AT INEBRIATE INSTITUTE. Whisky and Coffee Clnxited Together. , "lAs manager of the JCecley Institute ot North Conway, N. JL, for -over three years, during which time some 3,000 pa Tients -were under my care, I can speak with a certain degree of positlvenet.8 as to the injurious effects ot coffee Upon the nerves, and the beneficial effects nr Pncium Cereal Food Coffee, whcrt properly boiled "We rind, as jou say, that neither the Jlaor nor the food alue can be extracted until after fifteen or twenty minutes of actual boiling. It does not antwer to simply allow it to stand on a warm stove for a Jew minutes. '1 can moft heartily Jndorte Postum and advise nervous people to use It in place of coffee or tea. "Upon the nerves of. many, coffee acts with the eame poisoning effect as liquor, morphia and tobacco, and, while acting as'a stimulant, tho reaction Is the same as liquor or mrirphla. In my own case, I find rreat benefit from using Postum Cereal Food Coffee. 'Whereas I find nothing but harm In coffee." Most of the stock values have attained a higherjevel than In years and an unusually large proportion are buying for invest ments Instead of speculation. As most of the manufacturers here have all the business they want, the increase in the United States exports attracts less at tention than it would in ordinary times. The representative of the Illinois Steel Company, Mr. Holland, speaking of the steel and iron business, says; ' '"Both the English and' American firms have all the orders they can fill now. AVhen the time comes that there is not enough business for both, the English man ufacturers, not the Americans, it may be predicted, villi be the losers." The papers are daily reiterating their warnings of the past two months, that American stocks are destined to a speedy fall. Society anticipates a brilliant though late season. The milliners and modistes are preparing for great business, particularly with Americans, from whom more is ex pected than for years, on account of the era of prosperity in the United States There is an unusual pressure for presenta tions at the first drawing room on Feb ruary 24. Queen Victoria, who is appear ing yearly with less frequency, hopes to personally receive the diplomatic corps. There k tho usual heart-burning among the disappointed. The phenomenal number of transfers of "West end houses, resulting "rom deaths and the prices offered by South African and' Australian colonists, are Inducing notabiii-: ties to sell outright. Among the note worthy leases is that of Mrs. Ogden Goelet, who lias secured Lord Wllborne's manslon on Arlington street, and Mr. Charles Key tr's lease ot the Dowager Duchess of. Marlborough's house on Grosvenor square It. J. Donaiiue. the San Tranclsco mil lionaire, who Is wintering in London, has been practicing driving four-in-hands. He has purchased several most costly outfits and is shipping them home. Stephen Crane has returned to his coun-. try home. His health, resulting from the Cuban campaign, alarms his friends. But he expects to recuperate and write a war book. GREAT BRITAINAND FRANCE French. Troops Reported Concentrat ing on Channel Coast and En . Klixh. Gunners Practicing. LONDON, Feb. 4. An alleged interview with the French minister of marine, M. Lockroy, published in a Rome paper, has created considerable stir In some quarters in London, as it is held to Bhow that France has in no wise buried the hatchet, but is determined to attack Great Britain at the first opportunity. People here, how ever, can hardly credit the veracity of the interview, in which M. Lockroy begins by. describing the British naval organization as being "all' liumbug," and saying: "The English have only the brutal force of num bers." The minister of marine is also quoted as declaring that war with Great Britain is inevitable, and he is said to have added In consequence: "Let England continue to construct war ships. Our naval programme Is steel plat ed, powerful, swift cruisers, torpedo boat destroyers and submarine boats." The British newspapers have apparently taken these utterances seriously, and are urging the government to reply to words with deeds." These French menaces seem to accord with confidential information to the effect that the military and naval circles hero are convinced that- France means war. Secret advices, It appears, have been re ceived at the British war office, showing that the French authorities are noiselessly preparing for the struggle. In fact, it is even said that the Napoleonic Idea of an invasion of Great Britain is revolving in the minds of the French military authori ties, and. at the present moment a gradual but silent movement of trooDs Is said to be proceeding towards the northern coast of France, where. In two months' time. It Is asserted, about 150,000 men Will be con centrated. The British war authorities are deter mined not to wait France's convenience, but to call her hand as the? did in the Fashoda Incident, and will declare that they regard this concentration of troops as an act of war. In the meantime, the British navy Is paying the greatest attention to gunnery. The channel squadron this week has ben engaged every morning in firing practlco at moving targets. Tlie' results are being carefully noted. LEGISLATORSJO VISITING. Oklahoma Lawmakers Are to Be the Guests of Oklahoma City Over Sunday. GUTHRIE? O. T., Feb. 4. (Special.) The legislature held a very short session this morning, and adjourned -until 2 -o'clock Monday. Complying with tho invitation of the Commercial Club, of Oklahoma City, both bodies, -with the employes and mem bers of tho press, left here this afternoon to spend Sunday there. A spiilted debate took 'place In the sen ate between Clarke and Huston over Clarke's bill, which compels the governor to send his nominations to the senate for confirmation or rejection twenty days prior to adjournment. No action was taken. Malley, chairman of the committee on compensation of public officers, reported favorably on the bill as amended, which makes sweeping reductions. There Is no question that the breach be tween the administration and the organ ization Is Irreparable. It will be a fight to a finish from now on. It Is said by the governor's friends that he will win his fight It he lias to veto the general appro priation bill. His Intimates claim he will do this if necessary The following bills were Introduced In the house this motnlng: Providing for the payment of certain war rant Indebtedness by counties, cities, towns and school districts. Relating to the limitation of criminal action. Regarding the stationery of justices of the peace. Requiring bond Investment companies do ing business In Oklahoma to deposit certain Rums of money or securities with the ter ritorial treasurer. STANDARD 0JLS METHODS. Testimony Ilclnfr Taken In Charges of Alleged Extermination -Acts of Standard OH Company. MARIETTA, O., Feb. 4.-Attorney Gen eral Monett to-day completed the taking of depositions in the Standard Oil cases here. The trend of the testimony was to show the alleged exterminating methods of the Standard company. Marietta had but a few j cars ago four independent re fineries and their total production was sec ond only to Cleveland, in the state. One of these refineries has been compelled to quit bublness, and two have been seriously crippled: the fourth, the Argand, is m the hands of the Standard under lease. This refinery has been shut down for nearly a j ear. It was alleged that oil refined else where was branded and sold under the name Argand. J. S. Goebcl, cashier of the First National bank, testified that the ac count of the Argand refinery was now car ried In the name of H. J. Guthrie, man ager, and that the volume of the business was only about half that formerly car ried. The attorney genernl will return to take the testimony of those witnesses who suddenly loft the state to prevent service of summons. Claims for Injuries Knocked Out. TOPEKA. Feb. 4. (Special.) The house ways and means committee has set its foot down on all pension claims and claims for damages for Injuries. To-day it re ported the whole batch back to the house with the recommendation that they be not passed. This action has greatly stirred up numerous attorneys mm joooyisis wno had tho bills in chaige. They are roaring be cause they lose their contingent fees. More Glllett Cattle In Dispute. ABILENE. KAS.. Feb. 4. (Special.) C. R. Hollinger brought a replevin eult to day to obtain possession of SS.O00 worth ot cattle being fed In this county by several farmers and claimed by the ISohart Com mission Company as part ot G. G. GUIctfs stock. Hollinger claims to have a clear title to them. Rural Free Delivery. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.-(Special.) Super intendent DIel, of the rural free delivery service, has sent a report to the postoffice department recommending the establish ment of rural free delivery service at Marysvllle and Lexington. Mo. The de partment will establish this service In a, very short time. GERMANS WRATHY DECLARE STROXGLY AGAINST CD BAN TARIFF LEGISLATION. RETALIATION IS ADVOCATED NEW LIGHT OBTAINED ON THE RE CENT SAMOAN TROUBLES. Organisation of German-American Cable Company Assured Third Volume of Bismarck Mem oirs Exists Lese Mnj eite Trials. (Copxrliht, ISM, by tb Associated PMB ) BERLIN, Feb. 4. The' debates in the Prussian diet Jhlsweek were of especial Interest, as they brought out the full ex- 'terit of the Agrarian demands, and show fed "that the Prussian cabinet is unanimous on the Agrarian question.1- - The Agrarian party in the diet is much stronger than in tho feicfistag, and the speeches .showed that even .the National, Xiberals support the Agrarians on many Questions. " Herr Wallbrecht, National Liberal, as sured the government that there was a ,'deep feeling of dissatisfaction caused by the agricultural depression In Western Prussia, as well as in the East, and that the sugar crisis had severely hurt the TEhine provinces. He also expressed the belief that Cuba, under the Americans, will quickly become a dangerous compet itor with the German sugar Industry, and recommended the Germans to" form a, sugar' trust and raise home prices. The Agrarian leaders, Mehdelsteinfels and Von Wagenheim, were more violent, call ing on the government to abolish the com mercial treaties, and exclude American, Russian and Austrian agricultural prod ucts. The official Relehsanzelger has produced most of the new Cuban tariff regulations, and the German press Is greatly dissatis fied with them, claiming the regulations are so framed as to favor American im ports at the expense of German and other European imports. The Bo9rsen Courier, the leading com mercial organ, dwells particularly on the fact that German staple exports, such as textiles and wines, are most unfavorably treated, and concludes an article on the subject with saying: "The tariff regula tions made by the United States for Cuba know nothing of the 'open door." Surely something will have to be .said about them In the future." The German government claims to have received advices from Samoa which dis pose the ministers to in nowise acquiesce in the view that the German representa tives there are entirely to blame for the recent troubles. A high foreign officer said: "Our repre sentations from Samoa this week narrate in detail the events preceding the burst ing of the storm In consequence of the royal election. We begin to see more'clear- ly into matters. There has been for some ume past serious iriction between Unlet Justice Chambers and Dr. Joannes Raffel (the German president of the municipality of Apia) and Herr Pose (the German con sul at Apia) arising from mutual recrimi nations as to the conduct of official busi ness and personal difference. Mr. Cham bers appears to have been engaged In pro moting much agitation in favor of the Ma lletoa party. If this is confirmed we shall ask for an explanation, as such conduct is a direct contravention of the Berlin treaty, which expressly provides that the supreme judges snail not meddle with national elections, but shall remain strictly neutral on such occasions. It seems however, that Mr. Chambers joined in the Intrigues of the English missionaries, who feared, that Protestant interests would suffer by the ascension of the Roman Catholic Ma taafa. The German government does not go the length of claiming that Mr. Cham bers did so act, but If the reports are con firmed we shall ask for an explanation. Possibly, on the American side, facts may be adduced tending to show that our rep resentatives also exceeded their proper powers. If complaints ore made they will be impartially and amicably investigated. No formal requests cr complaints have yet been made by either government, and there is evidently a desire on both slues to settle the whole difficulty in a friendly way. Respecting the latest Incident, it seems undeniable that a German created a disturbance, smashing window panes, etc., but wo fail to see how Mr. Chambers deemed it his duty to place the offender un der his jurisdiction. Instead of leaving Mm to the consular jurisdiction, as the Samoan act presclbes. This action upon the part of Mr. Chambers will also need an ex planation. "The incident, however, is trifling. Our reports indicate that, generally speaking, order now reigns at Samoa." The correspondent ot the Associated Press spoke to the United States ambassa dor. Mr. Andrew D. White, on the subject and he said the above statement tallied with his own information. Mr. White add ed that he had not received fresh Instruc tions from Washington and he had no doubt that the troubles would bo amicably adjusted by the three powers Interested. The establishment of a. company to lay a direct cable between Gprmany and the United States now seems definitely assured. The capital, 20,000.000 marks, has been fur nished by a number of banks and private capitalists. Including the Duke of Ratibor. The German government Is understood to be favoring this and other cable enter prises and the rcichstag will be nsked to make various appropriations in return for pre-emption privileges. The Deutsche Zeltung conoludes an article on the subject as follows: "Thus the first step Is taken to free Ger manv from the British cable monopoly, which in the event of war might become fatal to us." The Leipzig Neuste Nachrichtcn says a lot or private loners irom xno lait i-riiice jcjis marck to General Von Mantcuffel, then gov ernor of the Helchland. containing spicy items of court and political gossip, were sold on Von Manteuffei's death to a Berlin banker having profitable business relations with the emperor and court. The banker. It Is added, paid 40.000 marks for the let ters. A Leipzig writer recently wanted to use the letters for a historical work and the banker at first promised to lend trwm. Later, however, he refused on the plea that it would cost him his valuable clientele, having received an intimation from the court chamberlain to that effect. The Bismarck press chronicles this re gretfully and adds that a third volume of -Bismarck memoirs really exists, glvlng-sen-sationaLlnformatlon regarding the present reign. The manuscript. It appears, was sent to England before Bismarck died. At the intimate court ball on Wednesday, Invitations, to .which were much coveted, as it is considered a special distinction to attend, Mr.i White, who retired before the dancing begap. and Mr. J. B. Jackson, sec retary of tho United States embassy, and Mrs. Jackson and tho latter's niece. Miss Rutter, were among thoso present. The emperor was very gracious to them and the venerable .Grand Duke or Baden hsd a long conversation with Mr. White, relating many curious anecdotes of the old em peror and the late Prince 'Bismarck. His majesty- this week ordered that the park and gardens surrounding Mon Bijou Chateau. In the center of Berlin, be closed to the public. This was due to a startling mciaeni wnicu umj jt ucluhic niiun,,. Last Sundny the emperor and empress left thi. rhiirch ormoslte the palace and walked towards the carriage which was waiting. for them just msiae .lion uijou par. An enormous crowd had assembled, and was so dense that their majesties had great dif ficulty in reaching the vehicle. When they succeeded In doing so the coachman was unable to drive off, being hemmed in on all sides. Thus the emperor and empress were obliged to listen to the personal com ments of the populace, and it Is claimed that insulting epithets were flung at the Imperial couple. Finally reinforcements of police made a line through the crowd and their majesties drove oil amid hooting and cat calls., Thers were forty-eight trials for lese majeste in January and sentences totaling seventeen years In prison were inflicted. A socialist paper calculates that 2,600 years of Imprisonment have been pronounced in the German courts for lese majeste during the cast ten years. . TENNESSEE .GIRL SAVED. - Cured of 'Epilepsy After Many Bern " edles Had Been Tried. Epilepsy has always been regarded as one of the most formidable diseases that can afflict mankind. For years It has been pro nounced Incurable. The average physician to-day admits-he don't know how to handle the disease.' Butj.there is a remedy for every ill that afflicts the, human body. There is one for epilepsy, but the secret of that cure is in the hands of Dr. Fred E. Grant, of Kansas City. Thousands of people who have been pronounced Incurable by their physiclaos have been cured by his wonderful discov ery. Here Is a letter from a man in Sherman Heights, Tenn., whose daughter was af flicted with epilepsy from childhood. He tried many remedies and doctors and when he was offering $1,000 to any doctor who would cure his daughter he heard of Dr. Grant, and tried his remedy. His daughter was cured. Read what the letter says: Sherman Heights, Tenn., Jan. 9, 1850. Dr. Fred E. Grant.'Kanbos City. Mo. Dear Sir: My daughter, now IS years old, was afflicted with epilepsy from childhood. I had tried many medicines and doctors, but she continually grew -worse. Some few years ago I offered a leading physician one thousand dollars in cash to cure her, but the offer was not. accepted. Some two Tears ago she was having from five to six attacks daily. It was at that time I heard ot and purchased some of your "EpileDsy Cure" and commenced glvlng-her It accord ing to directions. I am thankful to say that from that day to this she has had but two light attacks and those were when she first began taking the medicine. Her general health is also much Improved. I cannot recommend your remedy too highly, and cheerfully give you permission to publish or use this letter In nny wy you wish, and shall feel thankful if it should be the means of Inducing some other afflicted person to try this remedy and be cured. Yours very truly. . W. B. ;FRANCISCO. Dr. Grant will send a big trial bottle free to every one who will send their name and addresB. Don't abandon hope-tintil you have tried the wonderful remedy discov ered by Dr. F. E. Grant. P. O. Box 314, 'Kansas 'City, Mo. . WEATHER CLEARS IN COLORADO The Temperature Still Continues Verr Lorr Cattle Conditions Better. DENVER, COL., Feb. 4. The weather Is fair to-day, but continues very cold, the minimum temperature in this city last night being 15 deg. below zero. The Denver & Rio Grande and Colorado Midland rail ways have redoubled their efforts to open their lines west of Leadville, and through traffic over the Colorado Transcontinental route will probably be resumed to-day or to-morrow at the latest. The Midland Ter minal road has been cleared of snow, and traffic over this line to Cripple Creek was resumed to-day. The Colorado Southern Is making good progress toward reopening its line to Leadville, but the Gunnison end of the line has been abandoned for the present, Gunnison being reached over tho Denver & Rio Grande. It is reported that most of the live stock from Breckenridge and mines thereabouts has been driven down the Blue, near Key stone, where ample protection and some bare places for feeding may be found. One rancher there has shed room sufficient for 2.U0U head of stock. Peoplo are keep ing very close at home, the only ones ven turing out being those at saw mills and mines some distance from town, and these have been closed down and. the operators have gone to the towns to secure food and warmth. The only mines open are those close to town. For six days all communi cation on the high line has been stopped. Of the three snow bound theatrical com panies, "Gay Coney Island" succeeded m reaching Grand Junction and went to Salt Lake via the Rio Grande Western; West's minstrels and "Shaft No. 2" are still at Glenwood Springs, -missing dates, but en joying every comfmt at, the hotels. The Denver & Rio Grande and .the Col orado Midland railways, are taking the best possible care of their snowbound passen gers. There is little danger of further bnow slides along these lines, a crust hav ing formed over the snow. Slightly warmer weather is predicted for to-morrow. Thecoldest point In the state to-day was Greeley, sixty miles from Den ver, the thermometer there registering 33 degrees below zero. LINCOLN. NEB., Feb." 4. Last. night was the coldest for eight years in-Central and Northern Nebraska, the mercury 'register ing 32 below zero at-Valentlne. 23 below at Beaver City and 10 below. at North Platte. There was an absence of wind and Valen tine, which is the center of the North Ne braska cattle ranges, reports that stock Is standing the cold weather well and that there have been no losses. . BUTTE. MONT., Feb. 4. To-day occurred the first break In' the extreme cold weather which has prevailed throughout Montana for more than a week. The thermometer went up at 2 o'clock this afternoon to IS below zero. Last night it registered 35 in tho city and 4S in South Butte. This evening It was down to 22 below again in the city. Notwithstanding the awful severity ot the weather, no deaths have been reported in the state. On account of the snow and cold, great loss on the cattle ranges Is feared. , JOHN E. HICKMAN DEAD. He Was One .of the. Best Known Stockmen -In Southwest Missouri. GOLDEN CITT, MO..' Feb. 4.-(Special.) John E. Hickman, a widely known stock buyer, is dead here of heart trouble, tuner Induced by an attack of the grip. He was aged CS years and In point of expe rience was the oldest Ptockman In South west Missouri and one of- the oldest in the state. He located in, this county early In the '70s, but prior to that time had been engaged In buying stock In Johnson county. Before any railroads were built through this county Hickman drove ills stock to Carthage for shipment oer the Frisco to St. Louis, and when the Memphis route extended to Golden City ho shipped the first ear or cattle over the road to Kan sas City. He was considered the best judge of Ftock in Southwest Missouri. Hickman had only one arm, and lived bv himself, although supporting hls"famlly. His life story, If wrltten.would be a sad one. One of his sons was killed in Texas by a wild horse seernl years ago, and last summer the sheriff of Barton county kill ed another son who resisted arrest. These were only a few of his many troubles. ALBERT KESSLER FOUND DEAD Atchison Man Comes to an Untimely End In a Chlcnico Hotel. ATCHISON, KAS.. Feb. 4. (Special.) A telegram was received here to-day an nouncing that Albert Kessler was found dead in his bedLat a Chicago hotel this morning, and a brother, Herman Kessler, left for Chicago to-night to bring the re mains to A'tchlsoiu D.eceased was born and raised in Atchison, where, until two months ago, ho was engaged in the drug business, selling' out nhd going to Chicago, where he took a position on the road for a wholesale 'house. He was 2S ear of age. His mother, sister and two brothers reside here, the latter two being promi nent business men. Mr. Kessler wis a member of. the .Knights of Pythias, and that order will, superintend the interment at Mount Vernop " Tuesday. He was Just recovering from.the grip. Death of .George W. Vonna-. GARNETT., KAS., Feb. 4.-(SpeciaI.) George W. Young, one of the most highly respected citizens of Anderson county, is dead, after a long Illness. He came to Anderson county in 1SS0, and was city treasurer at his death. A widow and four children survive him. Two sisters also re side here. A Remarkable Fossil. CONCORDIA, KAS, Feb. 4. (Special.) While digging stone In a hill near town there was unearthed part of what may prove a remarkable fossil. It appears to be the petrified skeleton or an elephant-like creature, nine and a hair feet high and fourteen feet long. Geological experts will examine It to determine If It Is actually a prehistoric relic. A Competent Reason. Adele "Why Is Mr. Bolenz Koal so wel come in every home? He does not dance or flirtJ" Algernon "That's easy: he's so warm 'Hot Stuph!'" Arkansas smokeless Semi-Anthracite the best. Tel. 644, 27(4, 1244 and SMS. COLICS AFFIDAVIT FILED. They Form the Basis for the Applica tion fora N'err Trial of the Case. TOPEKA, Feb. 4.MSpecial.) Xate this evening there were filed in the Shawnee district court a number of affidavits on which the attorney for John Collins, con victed of the murder of his father, will base his claims' for a new trial. It Is claimed that one of the jurors. !r. D. But ner. made statements and conducted him self generally In a manner unbecoming a juror. S. L. Still, a restaurant Tceeper, John B. Jenkins, who boarded with him. and Miss Coltrane. a relative of Still, swore that, before the commencement of the trial, Butner said in a conversation in Still's res taurant that Collins was gulty and should be hanged. James E. Nello, who Is acquainted with Jess Harper and Johnson Jordan, two of the negroes whose testimony helped to con vict Collins, swore that he had certain new evidence that would impeach the testimony of the negroes, and Collins himself made affidavit that he believed that Nello had Important information. Collins" attorneys. D. M. Valentine. A. A. Godard, B. E. Val entine. Charles Hayden. Clarence Spellman and Sidney Hayden, affirmed John's affi davit. Nearly all of the jurors came in for cen sure, the following persons swearing that they heard some or them give out in formation ot their intentions before or during the progress of the trial: S. L. Still, T. F. Rickcnbacher, VIctorlne Gritilth. James T. McCabe. P. M. Crall. Lon Town send. A. K. Fulford. G. R. Brundle. O. K. Swayze. Milton Crouch. Mary Council and Ida Griffith. THREE MURDERS IN FRISCO. Fiendish Crime Resulting In Death of nn Ex-Cnuvlet Two Other Fatalities. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4.-One murder and two attempts which will prove fatal is the criminal history of San Francisco of the past twenty-four hours. To-day Adolph Smith, an ex-convict, was found fatally wounded In a lodging house on the outskirts of Chinatown. He had been beat en and cut into insensibility with a hatchet, presumably by highbinders or racetrack roustabouts, for robbery.. Smith was re leased from the state penitentiary five weeks ago after serving a seven year sen tence for robbery. Since his release he has received sums of money from Germany and has been spending it freely and never taking care to hide his wealth. Last night. In company with another ex-convict, he visited a poolroom to get tips on the races. He displayed a large sum of money and was warned by his companion to be care ful. Smith went to his room after making an appointment with his friend to go to the races to-day. Smith, almost dead, was found in his room to-day. -He had been cut eleven times with a highbinder's hatchet. Three of the wounds fractured the skull, the brains nrotrudlne. W. S. Pardy. secretary of the Pacific States bank, who was shot by Chris Reiss yesterday. Is now believed to have an even chance for his life. Luigi Plccloli. a barber, killed his ex partner, Manuel Sllva, and then stabbed himself, serlouslv. The men quarreled oyer money matters. MRS. B0TKINSENTENCED. Murderer of Mrs. Dunning Given Life Imprisonment lotion for a New Trial Overruled. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4. Mrs. Cordelia Botkln was to-day sentenced to serve the term of her natural life.in the San Quentin penitentiary for the murder of Mrs. John P. Dunning, of Dover, Del,, whom she killed by means' of a box of poisoned candy sent through the malls as a gift from a friend and unsuspectingly eaten by Mrs. Dunning and some friends. Her sister, Mrs. Joshua P. Deane, also died from the effects of the arsenic, with which the candles were loaded. Judge Cook, who pronounced tlie sen tence, refused to grant the appeal for a new trial, made by,Mrs. Botkln's attorneys. Who held that this state had no jurisdiction In the matter. In a comprehensive review of the case Judge Cook showed that this state did have jurisdiction In the matter. Mrs. Botkln, when asked If she wished 'to say anything In her own defense, stated that she was Innocent of the horrible crime. Her attorneys gave notice that they would apply for a writ of probable cause. TRIPLE 0HI0 TRAGEDY. Frank Blair Shoots Former Sweet heart and the Man Who Cut Him Out. LIMA, O.. Feb. 4. Frank Blair shot and instantly killed Edward Brovard and Mary Anderson, at Westminster, seven miles east of here, to-day, and Immediately after ward committed suicide. Brovard; and Miss Anderson were stand ing In a doorway talking, when Blair slipped up behind them and began shoot ing. Brovard was killed by the first shot Miss Anderson was shot twice, the second ball penetrating her head. Blair sat down and reloaded his pistol and .then Ired a shot through his head, dying lnmtly. Jealousy was the cause. Blair and Miss An derson having been engaged previous to Brovard's appearance on the scene. SHOT iNJHE BACK. James Williams, Prominent Indian Territory Mnn, Is Killed While Talking to a Woman. ARDMORE, I. T.. Feb. 4. (Special.) James Williams, who is connected witli some ot the best families in this section. was shot in the back and Instantly killed on the street to-day. Williams was talk ing to a woman and was shot from be hind. There Is no clue to the Identity of the murderer. It is supposed that the deed was Inspired by jealousy. The excitement is Intense nnd If the murderer 19 caught it Is probable that justice will be admin istered summarily. To-night marshals are scouting the country. Three Arrested for Murder. DECATUR. ILL.. Feb. 4.-George W. Grubbs, Mrs. Mary Sullivan and Miss Alice Sullivan' were arrested here to-day for al leged complicity in the murder of Mrs. Mary Mclntyre, at Pana, a week ago. The Sullivan woman kept a boarding house at Pana, and Grubbs. who has been in De catur for about a week, was her only boarder. Jolntlst Was Found Guilty. MII.TONVALE. KAS.. Feb. 4. (Soeelan Peter Hammerly. the Jolntlst who last fall shot into a company of temperance cru saders, who were entering his place, and severely wounding the editor of the Mll tonvale Press, has b"en found guilty of as sault A new trial is being sought. More Wichita Convicts Caught. ELDORADO, KAS.. -Feb. 4. (Special.) Harry Alley, one of the prisoners who broke Jail at Wichita this week, was cap tured at Potwin to-day, brought here and lodged in jail. A. Adams, another one ot the prisoners, was captured at Augusta yesterday. Governor Stanley Goes to Wichita. TOPEKA, Feb. 4. (Special.) Governor Stanley went to Wichita to-day. and will spend Sunday at homo with his family. Homeseekers Excursions. On February 7 and 21 and March 7 and 21, the Chicago Great Western railway will sell round trip homeseekers' excursion tickets to points in following states at one fare plus $2.00 for the round trip: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota. North and South Da kota andWIsconsln. The?e tickets are lim ited for return twenty-one days (21) from date of sale with stopover privileges on going trip at any point within homeseek ers' territory. Any agent Chicago Great Western railway will give you full Infor mation an to routes, rates and time of trains, as will also E. S. Hitchins, jgent, 7 West Ninth st,, Kansas City. Mo. Job for a Mexico, Mo.v Mnn. MEXICO, MO.. Feb. 4. (Special.) Dr. R, A. Ramsay, of this city, has received word from the chief of 'the department of agriculture at Washington that he had received the appointment of assistant meat inspector, with headquarters at Omaha. Neb. He is ordered to report at Omaha early next week. Big Bridge Span Falls. DAVENPORT. I A.. Feb. 4. A span Of the bridge over the Mississippi river at Muscatine, la., fell this afternoon, owing to contraction due to the cold. Patrick Currv was Injured and four horses were killed. John DRY QOODS. w a fr) -J' " V" V. aSH" !? ? Mr. and Mrs., Jones' "At ' "MEINSELFJJND G0TT." .Emperor William Sara the Hohensol ' lerns Are Responsible to God Only for Their Acts. BERLIN, Feb. 4. Emperor William, speaking at the annual banquet last night of the Brandenburg diet, said: "The Hohenzollerns have always consid ered themselves responsible to God per sonally for their acts, and a sense of re sponsibility to the people has also been inherited by every Hohenzollern. "When I stood on the Mount of Olives I renewed tho oath taken to the colors, not to leave a stone unturned to assure the welfare of the people." His majesty recalled Marshal Von Moltke's words to Prince Bismarck after the Franco-German war, "Now Is the time to see the tree grow," and said: "I wilt be a good gardener to the tree of German empire, lopping off the super fluous branches and ferreting out and de stroying animals seeking to gnaw Its roots. I hope I shall see the tree grandly develop ing. Before it stands the German Michael, with his hand on the hilt of his sword, looking afar. in order to guard it. Secure is the peace which shelters behind the shield of the German Michael and which Is defended by his sword. "It Is truly a magnificent beginning for all nations to desire to bring about peace, but a mistake has been made in the calcu lations. So long as unredeemed sin pre vails among mankind, so long will there be war, hatred, envy and discord, and so long will man endeavor to overreach his fellows. But what is law among men Is law among nations. Therefore, we shall strive that we test to stand together like a solid rock. May every wave threatening peace break on this rock of bronze of the German peo ple, whether it be far away or nigh unto us at home." The emperor then added: "Peace must bo preserved and the people of the mark of Brandenburg above all must all lend me their help to do so." Ills majesty concluded with calling for cheers for the "mark of Brandenburg" and its inhabitants. STATE ORATORICAL CONTEST. Executive Committee ot Intercolleg iate Society Meets and Arranges for the Annual Event. SEDAL.IA, MO.. Feb. 4. (Special.) The executive committee of the Intercollegiate Society of Missouri met last night at SIcher's hotel and arranged for the annual oratorical contest, to be held In this city at Woods' opera house on March 3. There was a full representation, consisting ot Daniel Stratton. Westminster college. Ful ton, president: William Jackson. Tnrklo col lege, Tarklo, vice president; C. E. Itend len, William Jewell, Liberty, secretary and treasurer; W. C. Lucas, Missouri State uni versity: L. Clark Dunn. Park college. Park viile; J. S. Slagle, Drury college, Spring tieldi C. R. Daniel, Central college, Fay ette. The committee put in force a new ruling, which is an Innovation and prevents all possible wire pulling In tho decision of the contest. The ruling was that the names of the Judges should not be made public un til the day of the contest. Tlie Commercial Club's Favorite 'Kansas City." It Is the newly equipped, splendid dining car named "Kansas City," on the Burl ington route trains from Kansas City to Chicago, at 6:10 p. m., nnd Kansas City to Denver at 10:40 a. m. New china from T. M. James & Sons, new linen, new table ware, the best cooks and most attentive waiters. Burlington route ticket office, 823 Main street. Want Government Positions. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. Special.) Ap plications have been filed for positions in government offices as follows: Wi:lllam T. Ford. Kansas City; A. O. Welton. Butler; Fred L. Bombgardner. Kansas City; George W. Raynlll. Warrcnsburg; R. A. Jennlng. Kansas City, and Captain I. J. Jordan. Kansas City, all want places under the census office; Edward C. Carr and C T. Buberfield, both of Kansas City, want to be appointed lieutenants in the army. Severe Storms In Spain. MADRID, Feb. 4. Severe storms have visited Cadiz and Aigelras and a number of wrecks have been reported. At Lo! Barrios, near Cadiz, several Dersons were killed and 1 injured by a tornado. Home." iH 1 Jj Mi v 111 S MfEfcvWrJrtf I Bl ft II ssV UkXrV '-rail I 1 -IH!m Taylor For Three More Days IN OUR LINEN DEPART MENT, SPECIAL SALE PRICES WILL PREVAIL ON RELIABLE HOUSE KEEPING LINENS. John Taylor. Purity Propriety Precision THE" RULE OF 3 "Ps" Is closely observed hr in. pre scription work Purity ia all drugs Proper drugs closely f ol lowlng the physician's direc tionsPrecisely tho correct quantities prescribed, and ex actly what Is called for. Prices always as close to cost a honesty will permit. Diamond Drug Store, 904 MAIN ST. Federmsea & Hallsr. "Why in Thunder Didn't You Get a Majestic Steel Range in the first place?" Mrs. Jones "Gosh dern it, them peddlers had smooth tongues and speeches and they made me believe that home would be a paradise with this gol derned piece of deception." "Don't stand there and argue! Call up Zabner & Bat t ell's and tell 'em to send up oae of them Majestic Steel Ranges like the ot.emith3 has. that never breaks, or send the patrol wagon fer me! Don't stand there and tell me what I OUGHT to a' done five years ago! "Phone 'phono now!" Mr. Jones. Jones knew what he was talking about thousands in our city who are using the MAJESTIC pronounce them the WONDER OF TUB AGE. making cooking a delight. Don't be deceived as was Mrs. Jones, but call at our store and see for yourselves. Zahner & Battel. Mfg. Co., No. 12 West 10th St. This Store Quits! THIS Is our reason for prices that, in many cases, represent barely cost of material and man ufacture. The quality of this Shoe stock is beyond question. It has always been of the high est, and it is the same to-day as it was at any time in the history of the store. Darin; this clos ing out sale, cash only no ex changes. MEN'S 83.50 and S5. 00 grades black box calf lace Shoes, either double sole, calf lined, or single sole, drill lined; closing out price S2.55 Same in tan color $2. 65 MEN'S S2.S0 grade black box calf lace Shoes, calf lined, double soles; closing out price. .$1.45 ELLET, 913 Mala Street Genuine Original Farmers' Coal . . Is the cheapest because it is the best. It contains only 12& pounds of sul phur to the ton, while tho ordinary coal con tains 60 to 60 pounds of sulphur to the ton. Tho life of a stove or' fur nace depends on the amount of sulphur in the coal. The more sulphur the shorter time the stove or furnace lasts, and the more you will have to ex pend In repair bills. 5old by Responsible Dealers in the City only. Ask for It. BURLINGTON ROUTE SPECIALS. HOMESEEKERS' EXCURSIONS, TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST. FEB RUARY 7 AND 21, MARCH I AND a. City Ticket Office, 823 Main st. BaKR-age Itoom Opened Yesterday. The windows of the baggage room at the Union depot, which have been remodeled to open into the main waiting room, were opened for business yesterday arternoon. For a month a temporary checking counter has been In use on the south aide of the baggage room which made It necessary for patrons to go outside the depot. The remodeled baggage counter commands a view of the waiting room arcade 400 feet long and is commodious as well as con venient. Wellsvllle Floor Hills Baraed. MEXICO, MO.. Feb. 4.-(Spclal.) The' Wellsvllle flour mills were destroyed last night by fire, the origin of which Is not known. The loss Is placed at J13.000 and be insurance no.ooo. w(h3h ?