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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 189a
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perintendent of schools was a non-polltlcal
contest, as 'both candidates ran independ
ently. Tlie indications are that S.-P.-Brad-Ity,
who was appointed to the position by
Governor Stephens, is elected.
HAMILTON. MO.. April 4.-(SpecIal.) The
Republicans elected the entire ticket here
to-day by majorities ranging from 6 to 153.
The newly elected ticket is: Mayor. John
H. King: aldermen, Frank Parish and J.
F. Tayler; city marshal, Hugh H. Weaver;
assessor. Charles L. Dossett. Members of
school board. Thomas A. Fitson and T. D.
George. This makes the city administra
tion Republican for the flrst time in years.
ST.- JOSEPH. MO., April 4.-(Special.)
Five Democrats and three Republicans
were elected aldermen here to-day. There
was a light vote. The Democrats have
control of all appointive officers. Repub
licans elected are: "W. A. Bodenhansen,
Fred Hoeffcr and Dr. A. S. Long; Demo
crats. W. II. Finch, O. V. Koch, George
Akers, R. Garvey and J. L. Meyer.
SEDALIA. MO., April 4.-(Special.) Very
little Interest was taken in the municipal
election to-day. The vote resulted In a
ctandofT, the Republicans and Democrats
each electing two councilmen, as follows:
First ward. Dr. "W. A. Porter, Republican:
Second, G. T. Meyer. Republican; Third,
E. H. Ethridge. Democrat; Fourth. Ru
dolph F. Dean.
STURGEON. MO., April 4.-(Speclal.) At
the city and school election held the follow
ing were elected: Mayor, C F. Bruton;
marshal. "William Eubank: collector. P. T.
King; assessor, AV. A. Seymour; aldermen,
R. I, Simmons and J. M. Mattenlee. School
directors, G. E. Boothe and Luther AVel
don. County f chool commissioner, Beasley,
E7; Cauthern, C9.
TRENTON, MO.. April 4. (Special.) The
election to-day was bitterly contested. The
entire ticket of Democrats and Independent
Republicans was elected by 400 majority.
Democratic leaders paraded the streets
with bands and horns.
MOUNTAIN GROVE. MO.. April 4.
(Special.) Entire Republican ticket elected
In this city to-day. F. G. "Worthy defeat
ing J. "W. Allen. Democrat, bv a good ma
jority. This city usually gives, email Re
BOONVTLLE, MO.. April 4. (Special.)
Only four city officers, namely, four coun
cilmen, were elected to-day. three Repub
licans and one Democrat. This result, with
those holding over, makes a tie In the coun
cil. No change in the school board.
OREGON, MO- April 4. (Special.) City
election passed off quietly, politics not cut
ting any figure. Jonas "Watson and L. J,
Moore were elected aldermen; J. "W.
Crosen, of Maltland, county school com
MEXICO. MO., April 4. (Special.) Tho
Republicans made no fight and the Demo
crats elected their ticket without a slip.
The Independent candidate was snowed un-
, der by a big vote. The election was very
CARROLLTON, MO., April 4. (Special.)
The Democrats carried the city to-day.
Mayor Bushy was re-elected by a majority
of 133. The Democrats elected three coun
cilmen and the Republicans one.
In Otber Cities.
Jackson "William Parr was elected may
or to-day and the election passed off qui
etly. Monett Pat Martin (non-partisan) was
Elsberry The Non-Partlsan ticket was
elected to-day, "W. L. Martin, mayor.
Humansvllle The election passed off qui
etly, the Republican ticket being the only
one In tho field.
Centralla W. A. McCalllster was elected
APRIL SNOWJN VIRGINIA.
Furious Storm Ilased in the Old Do
minion Yesterday and as Far
PJUEIGB;'vNi(iJ3LjHl 4. Snow began
falling this;anornjfns; at"!, pjclock and con
tinued stea&ly runt II73" Inline afternoon.
This Is the heaviest April: -snow since the
weather bureau wai'cStabllShed here.
PETERSBURG; VAT April 4. A' furious
snow storm beganphere about 10 o'clock
this morning-'and coiftinued 'several hours,
but it melted as fast' as it fell. As far as
learned, there Is no damage to fruits or
NORFOLK. VA., April. 4. -It began snow
ing heavDy.here atU a, mto-day and con
tinued until 4 p. m.,"'when It was suc
ceeded by rain. It is very cold here to
CHESTER, S. C. April 4. It .snowed
here this morning for about one hour and
Is very cold and disagreeable to-night. The
temperature in Columbia to-day shows a
mean of 41. accompanied- by a stiff wind.
The cold wave seems to be general in the
state and about ends the chances op early
fruit and vegetables.' , - . -
CHARLOTTE. "Jf. X, April 4. The" April
snow squall struck Charlotte this morning
and prevoile'd until 2:30 o'clock In the aft
ernoon. The weather to-night Is cold and
damp, but there Is no danger of frost.
MAYOR: WOOjteURY VETOED IT
Objected to Plan of Detroit Coancll
for Bringing Abont Munici
DETROIT, MICH., April 4 Mayor May.
hury to-night vetoed the resolution of the
common council appointing Governor Pin
gree and two other citizens commissioners
to purchase and operate theseeMafiroads
of Detroit for the city. The' mayor in
pists that he favors municipal. ownership,
hut he alleges that the act emowerlrig-;the
council to appoint this eomhriseSon.isroid.
Tho McLeod act delcgatestho'powerof
appointment of the original commissioners
to the council, but authorizes that sub
tequent appointments be made by the
mayor and contirmed by the council. Mayor
Maybury. however, contends that the law
confers power to contract obligations under
it upon the council, but that any such ac
tion of the council requires sanction by
the mayor in all cases and Is subject to
After the mayor's veto message had been
read It was ordered printed In the journal
and laid on the table.
The street railway managers.- to-day re
plied to the commissioners letter of yes
terday. The reply has not been made
public but it If known that the companies
are prepared to open negotiations with the
city toward eventual municipal ownership.
Alger Snils for Porto Rico.
PORT ANTONIO, JAMAICA, April 4.
The United States transport In galls ar
rived here yesterday with General Rus
sell A. Alger. United States secretary of
war, on board. She repcrted all well and
has gone to Porto Rico.
J jfi j
They are .PRESERVES that.
have every clement ol goodness"
in them from the planting of
the fruit until the sealing of
tho jar. Hade on scientific,
sanitary principles nothing
ett haphazard about
For Sale by them. Standard of
All GrOCCIS. excellence wherever
Bliss Syrup Refining Co.
KANSAS CITY, U. S. A.
KANSAS ALL RIGHT
REPCBLICAMS3I STILL IX THE
ELECTION CONTESTS WERE HOT
TOPEKA A5D "WICHITA BOTH IN
Where the Party Was Defeated Cauae
M'm Due to Issues of a. Personal
Nature or to Obnoxious
Candidates Topeka to
TOPEKA, April 4.-(SpecIal.) Topeka
went Republican at the municipal election
j to-day, by about 2,200 majority. The ticket
elected follows: Mayor. C. J. Drew; city
clerk, J. H. Squires; city attorney, "W. A.
S. Bird; treasurer, M. M. Hale; city jude,
Authur McCabc; marshal city court, Fred
Stonestrect; clerk city court, E. L. Good;
Republican councilmen were elected in
every ward and all members of the school
board chosen are Republicans. David Over
myer and John Martin, the two old-time
Democrats, were the Democratic candi
dates for members of board of education.
They ran behind their ticket. G. C. Clem
ens, the socialist, who ran for mayor on the
Populist ticket, received In tho neighbor
hood of 700 votes.
The proposition to Issue bonds to build a
city ,hall and auditorium combined, carried
by a good majority. On account of the
overwhelming Republican majority in the
city but little interest was manifested in
the election. The people of Topeka select
their offices at the Republican primaries.
Carried "Kansas City, Kas., Yesterday
by Over Five Hundred
. Majority. "
Mayor Marshman was re-elected yester
day In Kansas City, Kas., by about 600 ma
jority. The remainder of the Republican
ticket was elected by majorities ranging
from 400 to 700.
LEAVENWORTH, KAS., April 4. (Spe
cial.) "The municipal election here to-day
was characterized by a quiet earnestness
that was manifest by the efforts of both
parties to get out and poll their votes. By
noon nearly half the vote in the various
precincts had been polled. "With snow cov
ering the ground, at G o'clock last night
not over half the vote was expected, and
there was a blueness about Republican
headquarters. These doubts were dispelled
by the bright sunshine that favored the
entire day. In precincts where the contest
was close, within a few votes of the entire
registration was polled.
At 6 o'clock, the time or closing the polls,
the outlook was decidedly bright for the
Republican ticket. There were good gains
over, the city, decidedly so in the Democrat
ic Fifth ward.
Early in the day there appeared to be a
loss for Republicans in the First precinct
of the Second ward, owing to Klerstead's
polling his miners' vote early. This ward,
however, was always close, and had a
Democratic tendency in the First precinct.
In the afternoon enough Republican votes
were received to offset this advantage.
There were no disturbances at the polls.
The result of the city election can
not be fully stated at midnight, but the
returns indicate the election of S. F. Neely,
Democrat, by about 400 votes. The Demo
crats elect city clerk and treasurer and
the Republicans city attorney. The Repub
licans elect four of the six councilmen and
will have the new council by a majority of
eight to four. There was a very largo
vote polled in spite of the mud and slush.
' "Wellington. - - ' ' '
The contest .in. the city election. was Ixj.'
tween the-Republican and an Independent
and Citizen ticket. Brown. Republican, is
re-elected mayor over S. ,P. Kramer, Citi
zen. The Republicans elect "W. M. Ready,
city attorney; M. H. KirE, city assessor,
A. B. Chever, city clerk; H. M. Bowens,
street commissioner; H. F. Smith, city
treasurer, and M. R. McLean, school treas
urer; also two justices and two constables.
C. C. Shawer is elected marshal on the Cit
izens' ticket, while police judge is in doubt.
The members-elect of the council and
school board are Republicans, with one ex
ception. Issues were purely local. Women
polled a large vote.
PITTSBURG. KAS., April 4. (Special.)
The city election passed off quietly here to
day, and the indications are that the entire
Republican ticket is elected by from 100 to
MO majority. There were three tickets the
Republican, Democratic and Populist In the
field, and a great deal of Interest has been
shown by the workers for each. Nearly
the full registration was voted and the
Republicans and Democrats clung close to
their tickets, while the Populists did con
siderable scratching. The count will last
nearly all night. W. H. Morris, ex-auditor
of state, was the candidate on the Popu
list ticket for mayor, and the result of
the vote Indicates that his popularity has
waned to a great degree.
ATCHISON. KAS., April 4.-(SpecIal.)
The city election passed off to-day void of
any exciting events. Every available ve
hicle was kept going from the opening to
the closing of the polls and two funerals
had to be postponed because no convey
ances could be secured. Out of a total reg
istration of 4.C22. . there were 4,0M votes
cast. The women came up with a registra
tion of 1.647 and a vote of 1,512.
At midnight, with count only partially
made, it is conceded that the entire Re
publican ticket is elected, with the pos
sible exception of judge of the city court.
The vote was close on mayor.
FORT SCOTT, KAS.. April 4.-(SpeciaI.)
Owing to close vote and very slow count,
it is, impossible to even make a good guess
on the result in the city election here to
day. The negro vote is badly split up and
tho women did their share of scratching
the ticket. The Democrat-Pop-non-parti-sans
are claiming that Goodlander. their
candidate for mayor, is elected, but concede
that the Republicans will win out on a
majority of the ticket. The Republicans
concede nothing and say that heavy Re
publican vote was cast early in the day
and is not yet counted. ,
GARNETT. KAS.. April 4.-(Special.) C.
E. Glass, free silver, defeats Martin Setter.
Republican, for mayor by 116 majority. The
rest of 'the ticket is mixed. All the coun
cilmen will be Republican. The result has
only a local significance, as the vote on
mayor is a protest against an obnoxious
candidate. A heavy vote was polled, but
tho election was quiet.
ABILENE, KAS.. April 4. (Special.) The
Republican ticket' was elected here except
treasurer and attorney.1 Tire chief contest
was a personal one -over treasurer. P. H.
Halleck was elected mayor; S. S. Wyandt,
clerk: J. 'B. Favor, marshal; L. Lips, as
sessor: C. A. Hodge, school board treas
urer; C.,.B. Rugh, attorney; M. H. Malott,
YATES' CENTER. KAS., April 4. (Spe
cial.) The following officers were elected
here to-day by n large .majority, all
Republicans: Mayor, Henry Schlichting;
clerk, A. J. Jones: police judge, J. H.
Sticher; marshal. R. M. Phillips; council
men, J. L. Martin, Charles Klndblade. Jo
seph Dutro, H. T. Laldlaw and Otis Oren
WICHITA, KAS., April 4.-(Spec!al.) Offi
cial leturns have not been received at 11:30
to-night, but the central committee esti
mates Indicate tho election of Ross, Re
publican, over Tapp. fusion, by 2TiO In- a
total of 8,000 votes. Nearly the entire Re
publican ticket Is elected. Ross' majority
two years ago was G5.
OTTAWA. KAS., April 4. (Special.) The
entire Republican ticket, headed by Dr.
Hetrlck' for mayor. Is elected. " The council
HUTCHINSON, KAS.. April 4. (Special.)
The straight Republican ticket was elected
here to-day by majorities ranging from
2,0u0 to 500. The ticket as elected was:
Mayor; J. P. Harsha: police judge, Charles
J. Noyes; city marshal. Captain E. Hed
den; city clerk, Harry E. Holaday; city
attorney, J. V. Clymer.
INDEPENDENCE, KAS., April 4. (Spe
cial.) The contest In this city was close.
The principal flght was made upon local
issues, the paving of the streets with vit
rified brick and the water works question
which has been before tho people for yeare
figuring conspiciously. There were four
tickets in the field Republican, Non-partisan
Citizens', Progressive and Populist.
The contest was for mayor and city attor
ney and returns to-night indicate the elec
tion of W. P. Bowen, the progressive can
didate for mayor, and J. B. Zlegler, for city
WASHINGTON. KAS.. April 4.-(SpecIal.)
Election day was a snow storm and bliz
zard, but it did not deter the -women from
voting. The issue was drawn on the tem
perance question, and a wet and dry ticket
put in the field. Washington is the larg
est voting precinct in the state, and . 604
votes were cast. The temperance ticket
won by a decided majority of 130 votes.
The women's vote was very heavy.
M'PHERSON. KAS.. April 4. (Special.)
Incomplete returns indicate the election of
the following city ticket:- A. C. Spillman,
mayor: clerk. F. P. Hill; treasurer, H.
Miller: commissioner. W. S. Allen; mar
shal. D. Daniels. A large vote was polled,
but the only spirited contest was on the
COUNCIL GROVE. KAS.. April 4.-(Spe-clal.)
L. Mead, fusion candidate for mayor,
defeats H. Gildemcister, Republican. First
Republican mayor nominee defeated in
many years. Republican candidate stood
for enforcement of prohibition and against
present saloon system.
STERLING. KAS.. April 4. (Special.) At
the city election here yesterday the Clti
Eens' tlcV was elected by about 200 ma
jority. There were three tickets in the
field Citizens'. Good Government and Peo
ple's. Mayor Merrill was re-elected moyor
and Grace marshal. A light vote was cast.
WINFIELD. KAS., April 4.-(SpecIaI.)
Returns are coming In slowly. At 12 o'clock
P. H. Albright, representing the liberal
business element, with a "dry" council,
probably elected. Proposition to establish
city library carried by a small majority.
ELDORADO, KAS.. April 4. (Special.)
There were two tickets in the city election
to-day. Republican and Citizens'. Entire
Republican ticket was elected. W. W. Bug
bee defeated E. N. Smith for mayor by less"
than fifty votes.
DODGE CITT, KAS., April 4.-(Speclal.)
John J. Summersby was re-elected mayor
by 50 majority. Thomas J. Tate was re
elected marshal and all the present council
was re-elected. About 600 votes were cast.
EUREKA. KAS., April 4.-(Speclal.) Re
publicans elect all but marshal. Opposi
tion to only part of ticket. Heavy vote
cast. Result furnished no conclusions rel
ative to party strength.
NEWTON, KAS., April 4. (Special.)
George W. Young is probably elected mayor
by a majority of 100. Entire Republican
ticket elected with the exception of one
LAWRENCE. KAS.. April 4. (Special.)
There was no opposition to the Republican
ticket In the election here to-day except
In two of the six wards, and the Republic
ans won in both of these.
KINGMAN. KAS.. April 4.-(Special.) Re
publicans elect I. P. Carter mayor and a
majority of councilmen.
STEAMER CHILKAT CAPSIZES.
Nine Passengers and Members of the
Crew Are. Lost on"a Treacherous
-i. -' i California' Bar.
" EUREKA, CAL., -April, 4.-The steamer
Chllkat capsized on the bar to-day as she
was leaving the harbor on her trip to San
Francisco. The bar was rough, but the
steamer was almost over and had blown
three whistles to indicate the fact and had
turned toward the south when a breaker
struck her beam end and she immediately
The steamer North Fork, also bound for
San Francisco, had preceded her to sea,
and seeing the accident, sent back her two
boats and succeeded in rescuing the fol
lowing: William Backwood, chief engin
eer; Clyde Llghtner, first assistant engin
eer; William Grip, fireman; S. C. Bohall,
steward; William Black, seaman; Howard
Salth, passenger from Scotia.
The life saving crew started out immedi
ately, but before they could reach the
wreck a man and two women rushed across
the spit and throwing a line, succeeded in
bringing three men ashore, Peter Hanson,
fireman; Peter Johnson, first mate; W. C.
There were six passengers and thirteen
In the crew, and all were lost but nine. The
vessel lies bottom up and is pounding in
the breakers north of the south Jetty. She
will come ashore before long. The beach Is
strewn with wreckage, boxes of butter,
shingles and one trunk, broken open was
found, also a life preserver, badly battered.
The Chilkat was a screw steamship, built
in Astoria in 1690 for the North Pacific
Steamship Company, of San Francisco. 8h,
was 105 feet long, twenty feet beam, anor
her net tonnage was 206.
For the past few years 6he had been
under command of Captain Anderson and
was engaged In the coast trade, both for
passengers and freight.
WARREN LELAND DEAD.
Noted Landlord of the HI-Fated Wind
sor Hotel Joins "Wife and
NEW YORK, April 4. Warren F. Leland,
proprietor of the Windsor hotel, which was
destroyed by fire on March 17, died at 5:54
o'clock this afternoon at the Hotel Gren
oble. Mr. Leland's death followed an op
eration for appendicitis performed on Fri
Mr. Leland had apparently been in good
health up to Thursday last, notwithstanding
the amount of work he had to do in con
nection with the burning of his hotel and
the grief he felt at the loss of his wife and
daughter, who were among the victims of
the fire. On that day he began to com
plain and as his illness was evidently se
rious, a consultation of physicians was held
on Friday and it was deemed advisable to
perform an operation.
After the operation tho patient's condi
tion was satisfactory but he had a relapse
on the following day and a second relapso
to-day. At 4 o'clock this afternoon he be
gan to sink rapidly and he died within
two hours. At the bedside when the end
came was Mr. Leland's son, Charles Leland,
of Chicago; his physicians and nurses. Mr.
Leland's son Ralph and his daughter Fan
nie, who had been summoned from Chicago,
were unable to reach their father's side in
time to see him alive. His only brother,
Charles F. Leland, is at present at Mount
Funeral services will be held In the
Church of the Heavenly Rest at 12 o'clock
Wednesday and then the remains will be
taken to Chicago, where final services will
be held Friday at 2 o'clock p. m. from the
Leland family residence, 4651 Drexel boule
vard. Interment will be in Lakewood
CANTEENS WILL REMAIN.
Recent Army Orders Do Not Prevent
- Sale of Liquors at Posts and
WASHINGTON, April 4.-The secretary
of war recently requested the opinion of
the attorney general as to whether sec
tion 17 of the act passed at the last ses
sion of congress "Increasing the efficiency
of the army," prohibits the continuance
of the sale of intoxicating drinks by the
government in the canteen sections of the
post exchanges, which are organized and
maintained at the various army posts and
encampments throughout the United
The attorney general, in his reply, holds
that the section in question does not pro
hibit the continuance of the eale of Intox
icating drinks through the canteen sections
as heretofore organized and carried on,
except that no officer or enlisted man can
be detailed for duty In the canteen section
to do the selling.
TO THE FILIPINOS
AMERICAN COMMISSION HAS ISSUED
UNITED STATES' PROPOSALS
SUPREMACY OF HER AUTHORITY TO
. DD STRICTLY ENFORCED.
"Welfare and Advancement of the
Philippine People Her Chief Par
pose An Honest and Effi
cient Civil Adinlnls
NEW YORK, April 4. The Journal's Ma
nila correspondent cables the text of the
United States Philippine' commissioners'
proclamation, Issued to-day:
The commission desires to assure the peo
ple of the Philippine islands of the cordial
good will and fraternal feeling which is en
tertained for them by the president of the
United States and by the American people.
The aim and object of the American gov
ernment, apart from the fulfillment of the
solemn obligations it has assumed toward
the family of nations by its acceptance of
soverignty over the Philippines islands, is
the well being, prosperity and happiness of
the Philippine people and their elevation
and advancement to a position among the
most civilized peoples of the world.
The president believes that the felicity
and perfection of the Philippine people is
to bs brought about by the assurance of
peace and order, by the guarantee of civil
and religious liberty, by the establishment
of Justice, by the cultivation of letters, sci
ence and the liberal and practical arts, by
the enlargement of intercourse with foreign
nations, by expansion of industrial pur
suits, by trade and commerce, by multipli
cation and improvement of the means of
International communication, by develop
ment with the aid of modern mechanical in
ventions of the great natural resources ot
the archipelago and, in a word, by the un
interrupted devotion of the people to the
pursuit of useful objects and the realiza
tion of those noble Ideas which constitute
the higher civilization ot mankind.
Unfortunately, these pure aims and pur
poses of the American government and peo
ple have been misinterpreted to some of
the Inhabitants of certain Islands, and as
a consequence the-friendly American forces
have, without provocation or cause, been
openly attacked. And why these hostilities?
What do the best Filipinos desire? Can it
be more than the United States is ready
to give? They are patriots and want lib
erty. In the meantime the attention of the
people of the Philippines is invited to cer
tain regulative principles by which tho
United States will be guided in Its relations
These are deemed to be tho points of
First The supremacy of the United
States must and will be enforced through
out every part of the archpelago, and those
who resist it can accomplish no end other
than their own ruin.
Second To the Philippine people will be
granted the most, ample liberty and self
government reconcilable with the mainte
nance of a wise, Just, stable, effective and
economical administration of public affairs
and compatible with the sovereign and in
ternational rights and the obligations of
the United States.
Third The civil rights of the Philippine
people will be guaranteed and protected to
the fullest extent; religious freedom will be
assured, and all persons shall be equal
and have equal standing in the eyes of the
Fourth Honor.Justlce and friendship for
bid the use of the Philippine people or the
islands they inhabit as an object or means
of exploitation. The purpose of the Amer
ican government is the welfare and the
advancement of the Philippine people.
Fifth There shall be guaranteed to the
Philippine people Jan..honest and effective
civil service ' in whlch, to the fullest ex-"
tent to which lt-ls-practical, natives shall
Sixth The collection and application of
all taxes and other revenues will be placed
upon a sound, economical, basis and .the
public funds, raised Justly and collected
honestly, will be 'applied only to defray the
regular and proper expenses Incurred by
and' for tho establishment and maintenance
of the Philippine government and such gen
eral Improvements as' the public Interests
may demand. Local funds collected will be
used for local purposes and not to be de
voted to other ends. With such prudent and
honest fiscal administration it is believed
that the needs of the government will, in
a short time, become compatible with a
considerable reduction in taxation.
Seventh A pure, speedy and effective ad
ministration of justice will be established
whereby may be eradicated the evils aris
ing from delay, corruption and exploita
tion. Eighth The construction of roads, rail
roads and similar means of communication
and transportation and of other public
work, manifestly to the advantage of the
Philippine people, will be promoted.
Ninth Domestic and foreign trade and
commerce, agriculture and other industrial
pursuits tending to the general development
of the country, in the interests of the In
habitants, shall be tho object of constant
solicitude and fostering care.
Tenth Effective provision will be made
for the establishment of elementary schools
in which the children of the people may be
educated and appropriate facilities will be
provided for a higher education.
Eleven Reforms in all departments of
the government, all branches of the public
service and all corporations closely touch
ing the common life of the people will be
undertaken without delay and effected con
formably with right and justice in a way to
satisfy the well founded demands and the
highest sentiments and aspirations of the
Such is the spirit In. which the United
States comes to the people of the Philip
pine Islands and the president has in
structed the commission to make this pub
In obeying his behest, the commissioners
desire to join the president in expressing
their good will toward the Philippine peo
ple, and to extend to the leading-representative
men an Invitation to meet them for the
purpose of personal acquaintance and the
exchange of views and opinions.
JACOB GOULD SCHURMAN,
United States Commissioner.
United States Navy.
BLWELL S. OTIS, Major General,
. Unltod States Army.
Un'ted States Commissioner.
DEAN C. WORCESTER,
United States Commissioner.
WET SEASOnT DANGER.
Fears Are Expressed for the Welfare
of American Soldiers In the
WASHINGTON, April 4. War depart
ment officials look upon the approach of
the wet season in the Philippines as likely
to be an important, if not a decisive, factor
in determining the character of the mili
tary movements during the next six
months. This period ot rains and storm Is
no new and untried danger, for the United
States troops were In ths trenches around
HE Latest High-
in Suitings ?
Gun Club Checks
Over and Underplaid
I r 1 1
$25 $30 ill
Gets a First-class Suit.- H I H
Suits kept pressed for a year H laH
Manila through. much 'of,-the worst part or
the "wet season .last summer. Major Simp
son, chief of the bureau dfmllltary infor
mation, was then on the staff ot deneral
Greene and learned from experience how
far this wet season affected the health and
comfort of tho men and retarded mllitary
Generally speaking, he says, men were up
to their knees-In mud and water during
July and August, when our trenches were
drawn around Manila. But, while this was
a great personal Inconvenience, it did not
cause any material Increase in the sick,
rate. About the worst feature was that
the stretches of quagmire made it next to
impossible to execute military movements
on a large scale.
The wet season does not begin, as a rule,
until June, so that It is about two months
before Its effects would be seriously felt.
The present months, April and May, gen
erally come under the head of the hot
season, which Just precedes the drench
'nK rains beginning in June.
'ihe hottest weather is in May, although
it-never goes above 100 dcg. Gradually this
merges into the heavy rains and violent
storms of June, the wet season lasting for
six months. The season does not come on
abruptly, but is a gradual transition until
everything is in a condition of soak.
A BULLDOG'S HORRIBLE WORK.
Human Fiends Tarn Loose a Fero
cious Animal on THvo Defense
Harry Chapman and Ernest White -turned
loose a vicious bulldog Into the apartments
occupied by tho former's wife at a late
hour last night and in consequence Mrs.
Annie Jackson ,a colored woman, was lit
erally torn to pieces by the teeth of the in
furiated animal, and Hazel Davis, a white
woman, sustained a broken breastbone in
jumping from a window to make her es
cape. Mrs. Jackson Is in the city hospital
In a very precarious condition arid the
fiends who are responsible for the terrible
work are in charge of the police.
Harry Chapman Is a white man and has
for his common law life Hazel Davis. They
live at 211 West Sixth street. The Davis
woman says that Chapman has been un
reasonably jealous of her for several days.
Yesterday evening Mrs. Annie Jackson, a
colored woman, came in to see her, and
4hey went out together to hunt up an offi
cer to tell of the theft of a Jacket, which
the Davis woman alleges was stolen by a
negro named Ernest White and pawned by
him to a saloonkeeper. After telling the
affair to Officer Qulnn the two returned to
Chapman is the possessor of a very
vicious bulldog, and shortly after their ar
rival he appeared upon the scene in com
pany with Ernest White and the dog in
"Let's turn him loose upon them," said
Chapman to White, as he opened the door
and saw the two women. "There's only
one way to get out and that's by this door.
Wove got rem like rats in a trap."
Suiting the action to the word, the brute
was loosed and sprang for the -women.
Mrs. Jackson made for the door, but Chap
man brutally knocked her down with his
fist. The dog sprang upon her and fas
tened his teeth In her arm. The woman
shrieked frightfully while the nend3 stood
by and saw the dog bite great pieces of
flesh out of her body. She struggled and
fought with the Infuriated beast, render
e'Lc4,bIy..ferocl0US by 'no taste of blood.
She finally staggered out upon the street
and fell. The dog sprang upon her again,
fastening his teeth in her back. A crowd
had collected and officers pulled the dog
off. The woman was taken to police head
quarters, where Assistant Police Surgeon
Manahan dressed the terrible wounds.
There were seven on the left arm alone,
that member being literally chewed to a
pulp. There was a piece of flesh three
Inches long bitten out of her right arm
help w the elbow, and her back was ter
ribly bitten. She was immediately sent to
the city hospital and there are doubts ex
pressed as to her recovery.
Hazel Davis jumped from tho window
when the dog was turned loose into the
room and her breastbone was broken by
the fall. She was otherwise Injured.
Chapman, White and the bulldog are all
locked up in the holdover. The dog was
a perfect mass of blood when taken to
headquarters and was so ferocious that he
could hardly be controlled. Officers Quinn.
W. H. Young and Miller made the arrests.
Chapman, the fiend who turned the dog
loose on the defenseless women, is well
known to the police, having been in trouble
several times heretofore. At one time he
worked in a saloon at Fifth and May
streets. Both of the men under arrest are
roustabouts and frequenters of 'North end
CUBAN ASSEMBLY QUITS.
Gives Up Fight for More Honey and
Totes to Disband the Cu
HAVANA, April 4. The Cuban assembly
voted to-day to adjourn and to disband the
The muster rolls were left In the pos
session of the executive committee of tho
assembly, who will facilitate the prepa
ration of copies for Governor General
General Andrade considers that there is
no reason vhy General Brooke now' that
the assembly Is dead should be unwilling
to ask this unofficial committee to deliver
the muster rolls. If any objection still ex
ists in the mind of the governor general,
Andrade suggests that the committee
should nand the rolls to a member of Gen
eral Brooke's staff.
WASHINGTON,' April 4.-The news of the
Cuban assembly's vote for Immediate disso
lution and dlsbandment of the army was
received here with relief and gratification.
The prolonged struggle over the payment
of the Cuban army" had begun to exnaust
the patience of the authorities here. The
administration now looks for more rapid
progress in the work of reconstruction of
the island and less difficulty in instituting
reforms generally. Mr. Gonzalo de Quesada,
who has represented Cuba here for a long
period, but was deposed by the assembly
owing to his mission to Gomez looking to
tlfe acceptance of the J3.0OO.O0O payment of
fered by the United States, but of which
deposition Mr. Queseda has never received
any official word, when shown the Asso
ciated Press bulletin to-night, said:
"I am very glad that the assembly, after
becoming convinced that the United States
would not authorize any loan, has shown
Its willingness to co-operate with the United
States In the dissolution of the army. The
country now will commence to enter an
era of reconstruction and steps soon will
be taken to permit the Cubans to estab
lish their government. Once the army is
dissolved, a colonial system of military and
rural guards will be established, in all
probability without a moment's delay."
COLORADO ASSEMBLY DONE.
Adjournment Delayed by the Theft of
Publio Utilities B1U by
DENVER, COL., April 4. The session of
the twelfth general assembly of Colorado,
which legally terminated at midnight, was
really prolonged until 1:30 "-o'clock this
morning, the hands of the clock being
turned back. D. II. Dickason, chief clerk
of the house, disappeared near the end of
the session and it was openly charged that
he had stolen the public utilities bill In
order to prevent Its being signed before
adjournment. When found, Dickason was
knocked down by a member of the house
and was dragged to the senate chamber,
where he was forced to deliver the missing
bill to the clerk. Each house passed an
anti-trust bill, but they failed to agree
upon a measure.
War Department Has Ordered the
General to Report In "Wash-
lna-toa at Once.
SAN FRANCISCO, April ..-General
Shatter received the following telegram to
day: Washington, April 4.
Major General Shatter, Commanding .the
Department of California.
Acting secretary of war directs that you
proceed at once to Washington and report
as witness to recorder, court of inquiry,
sitting here. SHWAN, Adjutant General.
General Shatter, accompanied by his
aide. Captain E. H. Plummer, Tenth In
fantry, will leave in obedience to this tel
egram for Washington to-night. They ex
pect to be gone about ten days or two
"Will Interest Pension Applicants.
WASHINGTON, April 4. The department
of the Interior has rendered a decision that
a declaration for pension executed prior
to the date when the right to pension ac
crued Is null and void. It was found that
a large number of, claims for disabilities
Incurred in the war with Spain were being
executed before the claimants were mus-
tered out of the service. All such claims
for pension are void.
"Brest Well fnr Little Mojuy. "
CLOTHES THAT FIT.
In Kansas City than all the other high grade Pianos combined.
T I-I Vf O ft ls of" assured musical quality and the mu-
YV III sicians usa it SATISFACTION
JLT l-f 7 O We us0 our own mney to make it and to mar-
VV 11 I J ketlt ECONOMY
T H "VO We seU Jt to yu for onQ Profit, which is Im-
YV 111 possible for the dealer COMMON SENSE
P. G. SMITH.
do much to sell it, and in many cases a piano looks a
hundred per cent better than it is. The Vose, how
ever, is as good as it looks. In case designing and
beauty of finish it ranks as high as many of the most
expensive instruments, while its tone and construction
qualities are satisfactory in every particular. Sold at
popular prices, on terms of S10 monthly.
J. W. Jenkins'
Two Uo Muslo Specials "Oalj s Bor ant
This Week We Are Retailing All dooda
at Wholesale Prices.
Good Zino Trunks for fl.OO
Good Canvas Trunks for S2JUS
Gents Fine Trunks for S3.BO
Ladies" Traveling Trunks for $S.OO
Ladles' Dress Trunks. 3 trays 7.RO
Steamer Trunks S3.ot
Everything in the house at same propor.
N. N. PRBLINGi
Excelsior Trunk Factory
706 Main St. sad 707 Delaware St.
MAIL ORDER3 PROMPTLY FILLED.
AGENT WISDOM OUT.
Douglass, W70., Man Appointed to the
Union Agency, In Indian
WASHINGTON, April 4. The president
has appointed J. Blair Schoenfeldt. of Doug
lass, Wyo., as agent of the Indians of the
Union agency in the Indian Territory, vice
D. M. Wisdom, resigned.
Secure Texas Oil Lands.
HOUSTON. TEX.. April .-An English
syndicate, represented by Henry T. Kent
and Charles A. Calhoun, ot St. Louis, has
closed a deal with petroleum producers at
Corslcana by which It becomes possessed
of nearly 200 oil wells and some 200,000
acres ot oil land leases. The price paid
Is near 400,000. The same syndicate will
acquire control of other extensive oil fields
Old River Captain Dead.
ST. LOUIS. MO., April 4. Captain Jo
seph LaBarge, one of the best known of
oldtlme river men. Is dead, aged 84 years,
from blood poisoning, the result of a tu
mor. Seventy years of Captain LaBarge's
lite was srjent on the Missouri and Mlsstt.
slppl, which he navigated from source to
mouth. The deceased saw the river busi
ness of St. Louis in Its Infancy.
Lawrence Nation Dead.
HUTCHINSON, KAS., April 4. Spe
cial.) Lawrence Nation, one of the best
known cattlemen in Central Kansas', who
was connected with B. Nation & Sons, of
Emporia, died here to-night of appendicitis.
He was an extensive dealer In cattle and
was well known in stock circles all over
Kansas and at Kansas City.
Banjo, Mandolin or Guitar
is perfect when it bears the
name of Bay Stale. AH
Bay State instruments are
nperior in tone, finish and
durability. They enioy a
reputation the world oyer
for the qualities which go to
make np a wonderful musi
cal instrument Sold only
1012 and 1014 Walnut St.
Our Sheet Moslc 5pcdsls srs (till In n.
force. 50c Music 1"C
WE INTEND TO CLOSE OCT A BROKEN LOT OT
FINE COVERT AND HEBBING BONE STRIPE
THIS WEEK. AND TO MOVE THEM QUICKLT WE
PUT ON SALE TO-DAY ALL lli AND
J15.00 COATS AT
927-929 Mala St
1000 Walnut SlneL
Qco. flstcaK Blfr.
of a Piano
Sons Music Co.,
and 933 Mala Street.
a Girl." sons. "A Japsatss Strnuds."
Sterling SUver . J mt ;ftofJ1nt
ft being the weddin;
season of all the
year, we would call attention to our fine
stock of silverware, both-in oases and in
single pieces. No handsomer goods are
made than can be found in our stock;
If you are thinking of presents we be
lieve it will pay you to call and see us.
Cady & Olmstead
5. E. Cor. nth and Walaut.
in the market are alwayt
ttrved in our restaurant.
When, down town ttop in
for a good inexpensive
We are receiving fresh
STRA WBERRIES daily,
and for a dellctoua dish
our pure Ice Cream with
fresh Strawberries cannot
J. A. Staley,
933 MAIN 3T.
We are CI OK HATS
Showing A LATEST
BBST STYLES. BEST QUALITY,
FOR TUB LEAST MONEY.
These fa as Hstsara the equal of ibt
body's Sj.50 or $3.00 quality.
New goods, new styles, and an ths
latest novelties In "Wall Paper. TVe
carry the largest and most complete
stock of art wall paper In the "West.
Call and see tho new designs. Inte
rior decoration a specialty.
GEO. P. POTVIN,
WbolMal aaa BtUll Swlir la WaU Fspw.
ioio Walnut Street.
ESTABLISHED ISM. TELETHONS 1711.
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DELIVERED AT YOUR DOOR.