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VOLUME XXXV1T, NO. 206.
KANSAS CITY, JANITAUY -I, 3805.
PJUCK FJVK CENTS.
the woods abound topv.ka aiu:
fult, op tiie.u just now.
THEY ARE ALL VERY CAPABLE,
BUT mttm: CHANOn IN TIIK SF.NA
ADY'S FRIENDS CLAIM HE LEADS
IlUltTON'H AnilKUKNTS DKNV THIS AND
FAKMP.lt SMITH IS IIOI'IU'UI.
Cy T.eliinil nml Mnjnr Hood Are Conducting
Their Campaigns (Jiitrtly nml llnvo
Mhiij Kiiruc-H Suppiirtrrs t.ob
doll Seems in Ho Ahead
Topcltn, Kns., Jnn. 3. (Special.) There
is little real change In the senatorial sit
uation to-day. Members have continued
to arrive until a majority of the house of
representatives are on the ground, and a
happy, good natured crowd they appear to
be. The talk on senator is loosening up ns
the crowd Increases, but no more accurate
figures can be mndo now thin a week ago.
The developments of to-day are a little.
more favorable to Ady. It Is the opinion
of the talent that he stnnds next to Hur
tnn In the contest at this time. His ninna
Bcrs say that ho leads the Held, but disin
terested outsiders still concede that honor
Mr. Leland does not tnlk for publication,
nnd his campaign is being conducted so
unostentatiously that It makes no noise,
but It Is followed by a well-knit organiza
tion from the northern portion of the stnte
thnt will be very much in ovldenco when
the balloting commences.
Major Hood Is on the ground, and will
remain until the end. 'Tarmer" Smith is
also active at headquarters, and feels hope
ful that the crown may adorn hl3 brow.
To a reporter he said: "1 look for n dead
lock, which may not be easily broken.
No candidate has anywhero near enough
votes to nominate him, and in the shake
up which must follow, no man can even
make a good guess where the caucus nom.
illation will fall."
The tnlk on the speakership remains
( favorable to Lobdcll. In the opinion of
' many ho will have votes enough to nomi
nate on the llrst ballot. However, this
Is rot conceded by either of his oppo
nents, and If headway was made at all
to-day it was In the direction of Air. Bene
dict. The caucus to determine ofllcers of the
house will probably be. held on Monday
night next. A movement was started to
day to hold tho caucus on Saturday night,
but this is generally regnrded with dis
favor, as it might be taking snap Judg
ment on members wio may not arrive
until the day before thc house convenes.
Two other Bcpubllcnn caucuses will have
to bo held before the Important matters
are settled. One will be held Immediately
preceding the 13th, at which date the state
printer must be elected, nnd one, of course,
will be held Immediately preceding the sen
atorial election, which falls on January 22.
If precedent Is followed, the caucus next
Monday night will nominate a speaker,
speaker pro tern, sergcant-ut-arms, chief
clerk, chaplain, head doorkeeper, chief en
rolling clerk and head janitor. Two years
ago, however, even the pages were so
chosen, but this has not been customary.
Tor chief clerk the candidates are: John
Q. lloyce, of Phllllpsburg; Frank I. Brown,
of Garnett; II. I.. Millard, of Bice county,
nnd Alex Banks, of Topeka. The leadeis
in strength developed are Brown and
Boyro. Mr. Blown was chief clerk of tho
last house, and Mr. Boyce was his assist
ant. I'or sergeant-at-arms n larger field has
nppeared. They are: C. C. Clevenger, of
Woodson; A. C. Jordan, of Illce; Sll Dixon,
of Sumner: It. M. Miller, of Shawnee: It.
Curry, of Jefferson; A. II. Burtls, of Gar
den City, and W. I'. Wilcox, of Lyon. Mr.
Clevenger was serFcant-nt-urms of the last
house. If there Is n leader In thl3 contest
he Is not known to the outbldcrs.
Tor chaplain, Bcv. Bright and Itev. Sulli
van, both of Tf,pekn, nnd both of whom
have been chaplain of tho house, are the
I'or assistant chief clerk, but threo
names have been piesented: I.. Sears nnd
D. T. Palmer, of Topeka; John M. Steele,
of Lawrence, and Tom Jackson, of New
ton. l-'or tho minor ofuces tho name of the
candidate is legion.
The legislature, will convene at noon on
Tuesday next, when tho outgoing governor
will present his message. As the inaugura
tion of the new stnto officers does not oc
cur until Monday, tho Hth Inst., Governor
Lowelllng will havo Just K days to bcrve
after the legislature meets, nnd ho has
taken tho oppoitunity to prepare a long
message. On tho llth, or boon thereafter,
Governor Morrill will deliver his message
to tho Joint body.
An Old hettmr Iliad.
Woodbine, Kas Jan. a. (Special.) Mich
ael W.indler, a wealthy old settler of Cen
tral Kansas, died on his faun east of
hero 'whllo watering his stock at Lyon
tieek. Ho was stricken with heart dis
ease and lay undiscovered for many hours.
He camo to Kansas In 1830.
A Kentucky IMltor Ammulted.
Lexington, Ky Jan. 3. This afternoon
John T. Shelby, law partner of Colonel
Breckinridge, assaulted Kdltor Charles C,
Moore, of tho Illuu Gross Blade, with a
cane, breaking lt over his head. He then
toro out a bunch of Moore's whiskers,
Gc-oige S. Shanklln, another lawyer, nnd
u Breckinridge supporter, accompanied
Shelby and utooel by and looked on while
Shelby assaulted the editor, Mooro pub-
mi Walnut St.
Grand Clearance Sale or
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Hundreds of Oxford, International and
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lotooo Volumes of
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Call all this WfieU at.
T, O, CliAMEfi'S,
1321 Grand Avenua.
llshcd In his paper this afternoon nn open
letter to Madeline Pollard, requesting her
to gu on tho lecture platform with him,
how that Colonel Breckinridge H lecturing.
He pays !he had more sense than llrcekln
ridge nnd all his liwycrs, mentioning
Shelby among th rest, and that she did
hot lie llko nil of them had done.
Judge t'rnricr In Washington Opposing the
Proposed Transfer In the Department
of Justice, f
Washington, Jan. .1. (Special.) Judge
ItoWt (.'rozlrr, of Leavenworth, Is looking
after tho bill to nlaco the mllllnrv minim
'nt l.eaonwurth under the control of the
department of Justice, lie Is opposed to
tho bill, nnd stales thnt In this position
ho Is backed by the lending men of his
community. The Judge spent some time
to-duy with Chairman Outhwulte, nt tho
military committee, and also conferred
with General Curtis, ot New York, who
Introduced the bill.
Chairman Oitthualte snyi that In making
the light for the change he Is simply cur
rying out tho wishes ot thu sec-retnty of
war, nnd he does not see how he can
abandon It until tho secretary glve-s his
consent. It also appears that tho attorney
general wantn the change made.
Judge Crozler sas that the people nt
t,eavcnworlh would lather see the mill
tnry prison nbondoned nnd no prisoners of
any kind kept there than to hne It turned
over to the department of Justice to bo
used In that way. He Is Informed by the
olllcluls at the wnr depirtmeilt that thu
plan adopted will cause the prison to be
abandoned very soon nnywny. They pro
pov to keep their mllltmy prisoners at
the nrlous guardhouses over tho country,
and not subject them to prison life. The
war department does not enro to retain
control over the piopcrty, but woull like
to turn It over either to the depirtment
of Justice or to tho Interior. It Is usual
to turn over nil nbnndoned nronertv of
.this port to the Interior, but In this case
tne department or Justice wnnts to estab
lish some prisons to be used by the United
States, and It has occurred to the attorney
general that It would bo well to make n
beginning with the Leavenworth prison.
It was stated at the department of Jus
tice to-day that should the Leavenworth
prison come into Its possesion, arrange
ments would be made to keep as many
prisoners theio as could be provided fo-,
about MO. It was also stated that, with
the use ot tho work ot the prisoners, addi
tions could be made to the prison with
very ll'tlo cost, and In due time It would
havo a capacity of several thousand. It
Is contemplated to make It a central prison
for the great West, believing at that point
living expenses could be reduced x ery low,
nnd nlso thut the prisoners could be untll
lzed In work, providing equipment for the
At present the United States has no
prison, nnd It Is compolled to pay a certain
amount for tho mnlntennnco of each pris
oner, and states operating prisons where
United States prisoners arc kept get tho
use of tho Inbor. In this way, It Is
claimed at the department, thn United
States Is continually at a needless ex
pense, nnd to overcome this it has been
conclude to embark Into the enterprise of
operating a prison. Hundreds of prisoners
convlcte.il in United States courts come
from the vicinity of Leavenworth, taking
In Oklahoma and Indian Territories and
Arkansas. Most of the prisoners from that
section are shipped to Brooklyn nt a great
expense, and nt tho samo time the cost of
living Is not less than It would bo In tho
Missouri valley, nnd tho work of the
prisoners does not go to the government.
Bepresent.itlvo Broderlck concluded som
time ago that In view of the fact the mlll
taiy prison would be entirely abandoned,
It'wotdd be well to allow the department
of Justice to take chargo of It. This plan
ho believed would meet the approval of
the business men of Leavenworth, hut
under the representations of Judge Crozler,
the' people of Leavenworth do not take
this ifw of th situation. Judge Bioder
lck says that they nio tho parties Inter
ested, nnd if they don't want the change
made he will willingly allow tho advlco of
Judge Crozler to bo followed.
It Is by no means certain that the Judge
will be nble to prevent tho passage of
tho bill pending, which has tho adminis
tration backing. It has been arranged to
slide It through tho house, nnd In the
event Chairman Outhwalte does not
change his mind, this plan will bo carried
THE "INS" AND THE "OUTS."
They Do tho Handsome thing by Kach
Other In Howell Count.
West Plains, Mo , Jan. 3. (Special.) The
new county officers, who are all Bepubll-
cans, gave a banquet to tho retiring olll
clals nt tho Commercial house, this city.
The principal business and professional men
of tho county were also present, and, after
doing full Justice to a sumptuous game nnd
oyster supper, speechmaklng and toclal
tnlk was Indulged In.
Dr. M, II. Chandler noted as toastmister,
nnd the following toasts were t expanded to:
The "Outs," by M. 11. Claik, who was a
candidate for congress two years ago; tho
"Ins," by Judge W. N. I .'vans, of this cir
cuit; "Howell County, tho Lnnd of tho
Big Bed Apple," by A. J. Van Wormer,
deputy Insurance commissioner under Gov
ernor Francis; "Tho City of West I'lalns,"
by J. A. Tiuex. mayor of this city, and
editor of the Join lull; "The Press,," by
Hon. J. C. Keiby, former editor of tho
Gazette; tho "Bar," by Attorney S. L.
Galloway; a humorous essay, by Judge B.
B. Canteibeity, and an original poem, by
Judge I), F. Martin weie loudly applauded,
ond concluded tho programme. Jivery of
llco In thn county Is now filled by a Ito
publlcan, for tho Hist tlmu in Its history,
STOLE HIS OWN DAUGHTER,
An 1:1 Bono Jinn Kidnap. Ms Child nt
Wiihish, Intl.. unit Ciapc-i.
Wabash, Ind., Jnn, 3. A bold case of
kidnaping occurred here to-day. I'hllllp
Scott, of HI Reno, I, T camo to Wabash
and Btolo his 1-yenr-old daughter from his
divorced wife, Scott married his wife in
Kansas five years ago, and they soon nfter
moved to HI Beno. There ho Is alleged to
havo maltreated her, and sho procured a
divorce and the ciibtody of tho child, and
was brought to Wabash by her relatives,
Scott eamu hero and charged his cx-wifo
with improper conduct. Last Monday ho
ussaulted William McClelleml because of
Jealousy, giving him a terrlflo beating.
This morning he loitered about .Mrs.
Scott's home till the child appeared, when
he bdzeil her and ran for tho Big Tour
train, southward. Olllcers aio after hliu,
Much excitement was oaus.-d by the kid
naping, and the mother of tho child is
MISSOUlll DOCTOltS JIMIT,
Central UUtrlet Medleul Kmlety Holds a
heluu !u be'dulhi,
Sedalla, Mo Jan. 3. (Special.) Tho Cen
tral 151st! lot Medle-al Society, of Missouri,
held its quarterly iiicetlng hero to-day,
Thero was, a good attendance and the fol
lowing papers were read and discussed;
'"ftuclieotomy," by Vr, J, 1). Potts, Boon
vllle; "Diseases of Memory." by Dr. W. O.
Duulap, Sedalla; "Are the Tubes and Ovar
ies to Bo Sacrificed In All Caies of Sapln
gltls?" by Dr, H. C, Crowell, Kansas City;
"On tho Duration of Life After tho Ap
pearance of Itetlnltls Albuminuria," by Dr.
J, H. Thompson, Kansas City; "Kctoplo
Pregnancy L'xtra Tubal," by Dr, C, Lester
Hall, Kansas City,
An Interesting report of a surgical caso
by Dr. A. r, Diesel concluded the besslon.
I'cttU Couuty l Well OT.
Sedalla, Mo , Jan. 3. (Special.) The ab
stract of the ubsessment of -Pettis county
for lb95 shows the value of real estate Is
JS.UW.WO ana the pernoaal ?',3W,W0, maklos
a, toiu ot H',ui,iiA
siinatok mihuian in:i't.it:s to his
STHICTL'ltl.H ON Till: CANAI. Illl.l..
A SARCASTIC ARRAIGNMENT,
1 111! INDIANA T.NATOIfS "CONSl'ICII.
ofs i:ititoits op pact."
In the limine thn Time Win Motly Taken
Up In Dim listing the ew Currency
MriiKtiro .Springer 1 wilted
Upon lllii liunniilsleiiry.
Washington, Jnn. 3. The resolution here
tofore Introduced by .Mr. Allen (Pop,, Neb.),
relating to the occupation Hf riKims In the
basement ot the senato'wlng of thn rapltol
for restaurant purposes, gnvo rise to an In
teresting debate during tho morning hour
of the session of the senate to-day. Mr.
Allen sevciely criticised the practice of
furnishing to the proprietors of tho restau
rant free of cost his furniture, Ice, etc, nnd
asserted It was a violation of the statutes
and constituted larceny of the public funds.
.Messrs. Hnle (Itep., .Me.) and Mnnderson
(Ilep., Neb.) replied to the observations ot
Mr. Allen and defended tho existing prac
tice. No action was taken on tho resolu
tion. The remainder of the dny was taken up
by Mr. Morgan (Item., Ala.) In a speech
on tho Nlcarngunn cinal bill, In -which he
replied In detail to the arguments advanced
by .Mr. Turple (Dcni., Bid.) In opposition
to the bill.
The semte reassembled nt noon to-day
after the holiday recess. About thirty sen
ators wero present when Vice President
Stevenson called the body to order, and
more camo In during the, reading of the
Tho chnlr laid before tho senate a letter
from the secretary ot stato transmitting a
dispatch from the United Btates ambassa
dor at Paris sajlng that' he had delivered
to the widow of the late President Cnrnot
engrossed copies ot resolutions of svmp-ithy
ot the American congress relative to the
death of President Carnot. '
After the presentation of sundry resolu
tions and memorials Mr. Sherman, from the
committee on foreign affairs, leported nnd
tho seriate pished the resolution heretofore
Introduced by Mr. Lodge, ot Massachusetts,
calling on tho president for correspondence
and other pipers relative to the delivery
by the United States consul nt Sh.inghil
ot two Japanese citizens to the Chinese
authorities; also asking for information as
to whether the two Japansse wero put t
death after being tortured. Further,
whether there was any understanding with
the Chinese government that United Stales
olllcers shouid aid, assist and give safe
conduct to any Japanese citizens desiring
to leave China, etc.
Tho lesolutlon of Mr. Allen, relating to
the senate restaurant, was then taken up,
and Mr. Allen addressed tho senate at
some length. He thought the restaurant
should not be furnished by the government.
Senators Halo and Manderson thought
the best Interests of the senate demanded
there be no change.
At 2 o'elock the resolution went over and
the senato proceeded to the consideration
of the Nlciraguan can.ll bill.
Mr.Morgan hid the floor to make a speech
on tho bill, but before he began the senate,
on motion of Mr. Squire (Bep., Wash ),
passed ,i bill granting an American reglstei
to the vessels Linda, of North Carolina,
and Archer, of Washington.
Mr. Morgan then began h's address. He
criticised senators who opposed the bill by
Imputing to those who tavored the bill
motives othei than patriotic. Ho defended
the constitutionality of the present bill,
which had been attacked.
The senator consumed a groat portion of
his speech In controverting the statements
made by the senator fiom Indiana (M:
Tuiple), In his tlneo days' speech agnlnst
the bill, before the holiday reeess. He
quoted liberally from the speech, and paid
considerable attention to "the conspicu
ous errors of fact" upon which thu sen
ator's argument Is based.
The senator had contended, said Mr. Mor
gan, that the company must comph to tin
canal by 1SD7, tin vears from the date at
which the concessions were granted. Tin
fact was, however, asserted Mr, Morgan,
that the company had two ye.us to make
prellmlnniy nriangenii-nts, and ten jiais
after thut, or until October, 1S91, to com
plete the project. Ho .ugued against the
proposition of Mr. Turple, that tho canal
shuuld bo built by sections, nnd asserted
that the cost would bo threo times great
er to build It than if constructed in the
Mr. Morgan declared If the senntoi's po
sition regarding the possibility of tho suc
cessful completion of the eauul In view of
the obstacles named by him, was conect,
the substitute, offered by Mr, Turple, pro
viding for a survey to asceitnln the prac
ticability of construction, was Illogical.
If thu pictures drawn by the senator Irom
Indiana of the conditions existing weie
true, there could bu nothing but an affront
to Nicaragua In a smvey designed to
bring his sketches Into a stronger light
mid to display that countiy In horrible
nakedness. If thu company li.nl gono to
London Instead of coming to Washington
for a charter, tho canal would now bo com.
pleled, or nearly so, and It would, llko the
Hues canal, bo under the civil and mili
tary control of Great Britain.
lteg.irdlng Mr. Turple's allusions to the
"beuellelai les" under the bill, .Mr. Moignn
said In p-irt; "The senator. In his wild raid
against the so-called benellelaries of this
bill, who will, In fact, bo driven out of
tho most valuable of their rights If they
bo compelled to accept 1m provisions, seems
to Ignoro tho fact that another great sen
otor from Indiana, now dead, was a bene.
Ilcinry, as he calls them, and that an e.x
preldent was Its open and llrm advo
cate, I do not know that thesn facts ut
all recommend this 'snide' corporation to
his friendship. Indeed, It may bo that
President Harrison's support of the bill
Is the wiust feature in it, according to his
way of viewing tho matter, I shall bo
soiry It such a fact should so taint the
wliolo scliemo that tho senator cannot
stomach It. Thero was a man, I am told,
who w-as advUcd by his doctor to abstain
totally from strong drink, and to tnko cold
water exclusively. He protested that If ho
did that he would soon starvo for fluids.
He suld that since Noah's Hood the water
has tasted so strongly of slnneis that ho
never could swallow a drop ot It. I fear
that this enterprise has such a lingering
odor of Harrison about It that tho senator
will never give his consent to tho build
ing of a canul In Nicaragua."
Tho senator from Indiana had said that
after a long search lie had failed to find
any legislative precedent for tho bill. In
this connection Mr. Morgan cited the nc
Hon of the government In taking t7,000,ono
stock liv the Bank of the United States,
and the law of 1871 providing for tho In.
dorsemont of 30,CO0,O0O of tho bonds of the
District of Columbia. Nothing, Mr, Morgan
asserted, existed or could exist beyond our
territorial limits to abridge the power of
congress to legulate commerco with for
"This Bubjcct," said the senator, "Is too
great to bo dwarfed into a target for the
senator's (Mr. Turple's) surdonio wit, und
the bill before the senate Is too strong and
too well adjusted to fall before any man's
cynical sneers. The senator from Indiana
has only been threshing over old straw,
and the meager Held of grain seems to nrn.
J,voka him, held u lie is under the. torrid. J.
td.irn of his genius, to miko a very acute
1 term e Mr. Morgan flnlnheil his remarks
the senate nt C o'clock adjourned.
Prix i pilings In the House.
Washington, .Inn. 3,--Tlin house present
ed uti nnlmnleil scene wlitn It was Milled
to order by Speaker Crisp tn-day nfter the
holiday reeiws. The naileries were rtowd
ed, and over half the members were In
their seals, In the diplomats gallery were
thn Japanese minister nnd his secielniy,
and many pnunllinit persoiriges looked
down on tin1 forensl' nrenn from Ihe le
rcrved gallery. After the call of commit
tees for reports, .Mr. tjulgg (Ilep, N. Y.)
attempted to offer a resolution lelallng In
salaries In tho New- York poslolllce, but
Mr. Sprlngei, In clittgi of the eurieiii'V
bill, cut him off with a motion to go into
committee of the whole for the further
consideration or that bill Ai-cnrdlhKlv,
the house went Into tomtulttee, Mr, llleli
nnlson (l)em., Tenn), In the (hair, nnd
Mr. Black (Pern.. (In,), a member of Ihe
banking nnd curnney committee, took
the lloor In favor of the bill
The di hale started sluggishly. Mr.
Black denied ut Ihe outset tint the bunk
ing nnd cuirency committee had liuird only
national bankers while eoii'lilerlin; the
pending measure, nnd hid tinned u dent
ear to nil others. Ho met und pun led the
criticisms, and gave an historical review
of the financial doctrines of Democratic
presidents from ,Iefferon to Clevelmd.
Legislation had not caused nil the mls
foituncs under which thn people were suf
fering, he said. It might have contributed
to tlu-lr misfortunes and he believed the
passage of the piescnt bill would contrib
ute to their relief, but he depieciited the
feollng abroad In the land that for all the
Ills and misfortunes ot the people, they
should turn to (ongress.
Mr. Black's advocacy of stnte banks of
Issue was ardent, but ho concluded by
expressing, uinld npplnusc, the opinion that
thn only real function of the government
was the coinage of gold and sliver.
Mr. Haugen (Hep, Wis), who followed,
opposed the mensure.
He described the bill lis a crude, lll-ron-sldeied
measure, fraught with dnngcis to
the country, nnd created considerable
amusement by his refcreneo to Mr. Spring
er's position last summer, when he
(Springer) uutngonlzcd the repeal of the
tnto bank tax. He 'lefeired to Mr.
Springer as the most "agile" member on
the lloor, one whose voice had been on
every side ot every question, and said the
administration had made no mistake 'w hen
It had elected him to pi ess thu proposi
tion for a "flexible and elastic" currency
At the conclusion ot Mr. Hnugen's ic
marks, Mr. McCreary (Dem , Ky), who
was a member ot the Brussels monetary
conference, took the door in fnvor of the
mensure. He said he had examined all the
plans suggested for a reform of the cur
rency, and he regarded the Carlisle bill, as
amended by this Springer modification, ns
the best solution of the problem offered
Ho was opposed, he said, to funding the
greenbacks with Interest binilug bonds
Ho believed the banking business should
be divorced from the government; that
the greenbacks should be retired by the
suipius revenues as rapidly ns possible,
and that a safe nnd elastic currency
should bo provided. These objects, he
thought, would bo attained by tho passage
of tho pending bill.
Mr. McCreary expressed the opinion that
In the event ot the failure of some cui
rency legislation at tills session $100,0l,OflO
or JlDO.OUO.iwo of boncl3 would have to be Is
sued. "How would the' passage ot this bill re
lieve the rondltlon of the treasury?" asked
Mr. McCreary did not answer thnt ques
tion directly, but salil that as the Indorse
ment of ihe president and secretary ot the
treasury liad been given to this bill nil the
members of-the ho'jse should unite In nn
earnest and slncero effort to reform the
currency und glw relief to the treasury.
Mr. .McCreary jleldid a few minutes of
his time to his colleague, Mr. Hacklier, thu
new Democratic membei from KoutucKj,
who spoke briefly In fnvor of the bill, in
the course of the lattei's l em. irks he eulo
gized President Cleveland and Secretary
Carlisle ns Democrats, lie said the cardi
nal dllfeieme between a Democrat and a
He-publican w.cs tho latter belle-veil In pro
tection and tin foimer did not.
"There Is Just us ladleal a difference be
tween a Di-mocrit and a Populist," said hi
"The latter be-In ves the government can
cre-ati- Hat nioiuj and the Democrat denies
this In toto"
Mr. Adams (Bep. Pa.) opposed the bill,
attacking some of the provisions vigor
ously, and especially the revival of state
banks. While i-penklngf ot the depression
existing In nil in!eiprlcs. he refeired to
Ihe decline of M cents a. ton on the jirico
of coal, which In said had cost tho people
Mr. Simpson (Pop. Kas.) seized on this
statement and n-ked Mr. Adams who this
loss fell on, producers or consumers.
"On the mlm is. the holders ot rallro-id
shares, etc.," leidlcd Mr. Adams.
"That's what I wanted to get at," said
"The gentleman speaks for a class," con
tinued Mr. Adams. "Legislation should be
for the benefit nf nil, capitalists, mlneis
and consumers alike.
"Ah the consumers nro so much moie
numerous than the producers," said .Mr.
Simpson, "the- dee-lint- in the pike of coal
is a be-ni-llt to the country "
"llinv about tile decline In the price of
wiicnf Does It not benefit the cotihiimer?"
asked Mr. Adams, turning liiqulhlloi.
"I thought so, under pioni-r conditions,"
lespondid Mr Simpson "But iiudi r tho
present sihlem, after when goes through
tho mlllllis- unci railroad monopolies, the
consumer gets no benefit ot tho roduced
price of whe.it,"
When Mr. Adams concluded the cnmrnlt
.Mr. Qulrg ngaln attempted to get con
sideration for Ids New York postolllco res
olution, but .Mr Springer objected and It
w-as refeired to the eoinmllteo on post
olllces and postroads and then nt 1:13 thu
COSTLY BLAZE AT COFFEYVILLE,
Tne Manendi' llfoi k Dctroji el by I'lre for
tho I'ourtli Tlimi In 'Ihn o
Coffeyvllle, Kis Jan. 3 (Special.) One
of tho most destructlvo ilr-s In tho his
tory of this city occurred this morning nt
3 o'clock. The lugo part of what Is known
ns the Masonic block Is in ruins, Tho
contents of nearly all tho buildings wero
also buified. A strong wind was blowing
from tho bouth, nnd for a tlmo It looked
as though tho main business part of thu
city would bo clcstrojcd, l'etry L'asly, of
Sklatook, I, 'l' was caught by a falling
wall and crushed bi badly that ho will die,
Tho loss on tho buildings ami contents
will reuch IW,()j partially roveied by In
surance. This Is tho fotuth time, Inside of
threo years, that this same block has been
partly destroyed by fire.
A SEDALIA B0YjSHER0IC DEED,
Ho Itublies IhioiigH II tines nml Sncn the
I.hiM of Brother and hUte-r.
Sedalla, Mo , Jan, 3. (Special.) Two little
children of Hemy Bteffens, aged & and C
years, while attempting to light tho can-dli-s
on a Christmas tree last night, bet
the tinsel and cotton decorations on Hie,
The flames spread rapidly to lace curtains
and parlor furniture, and the children were
penned In by a wull ot fire, Henry Stcf
fens, Jr., aged 15, rushed through tho
Haines und dragged both of them, their
clothing on Hie, through a window, Tho
little ones escaped with a taw burns, but
their rescuer was badly burned ubout tho
hands and aims.
Hoy Itun Over by Curd.
Sedalla, .Mo., Jan. 3. (Special.) John
IWey, aged 10 years, was run over by a
Missouri. Katifcas & Texas freight train In
Hast Sedalla this afternoon. Ills injuries
are pronounced fatal.
Hiii'iJiH.tcANs i:i.i:ct Tim srKAKint
op tub Missotiitt iiou.sk.
HON, B, F, RUSSELL THE MAN,
hi: m.ki:s an lu.nytip.Nr and inspih
BIG SCARE AMONG DEMOCRATS,
1IIKY COMB VI1KV NIIAK I.OSINO Till!
Mr. I). Hell, n I'oleireet Mull, Blerteel Polder
of thn House, (Ire-titty to the Dlsgimt
of fMllnn of tin. De-tiiocrntlu
M nn tiers Notes
Jefferson City, Jln Jan. 3. (Speclil.)
The house convened this morning nt 10
o'clock with Temporary Speaker Pettljohti
In tho chair. '
The reading of the Journal was ills,
pensed xv It li nud the election of permanent
olllcers was begun, the first order of bus
iness being the election of speaker.
Mr. Si anger, ot Sullivan, nominated 11.
P. Busell, tho BcpuMlcan caucus nom
inee. J. 1'. Divldson, of Marlon county,
tin' Democratic caucus nominee, was put
lu nomination by Mr. Drabell, of St. Louis.
The vote stood 10 to ill, resulting In tho
election of Bussell ns the llrst Kcpubllcnn
speaker ot the house In twenty-live years.
Tho names ot Budolph Mueller, of St,
Charles county, nnd Paul H." Moore, of
Mississippi county, tho caucus nominees,
for speaker pro tern, wero presented,
Mueller was elected by the regular Be
The names of the other caucus nominees
were presented, tho vote resulting In tho
election of the Bepubllcatlon nominees.
At 12.30 o'clock the house took a recess
until 3 o'clock.
At the afternoon Besslon of the house,
filles Bell, of Pulton, was eleeted folder
without an opposing candidate being nom
inated against him. Mr. Bell Is of Afri
can decent. But little more than 1 per
cent ot the negro blood courses in his
veins. However, he has been ndvertled
ns a "nigger" and hence his nomination
fired thu Democratic he-art. Davidson, of
Marlon, raised a point ot Older that Bell's
election was Irregular. Davidson held that
It required a two-thirds vote to suspend
the rules and that the vote suspending the
rules was not by two-thirds. The point
of order dove-loped a brief debate. Both
well, of Pettis, ended It by pointing to the
fact that the rules only required a m i
Jorlty to suspend,' Temporary Speaker
Pettljohn declnied the point of order not
well taken, and announced Bell's elec
tion. The temporary chairman announced that
the election of otllcern of the house was
completed nml he then appointed Blt
tlnger, of Buchanan; Uothwell, of Pettis,
and Davidson, of Marlon, ns a committee
ot three to escort Speaker Bussell to tho
stand. As the committee walked to Btts
sell's seat, the houso rung with applause,
which, however, was discounted as they
walked to the speaker's stand. The tem
porary speaker, In a few well chosen
wouls, Introduced Mr, Bussell, who ud
dressed the house ns follows:
"Gentlemen of tho house of repioscntn
tlves In attempting to express to ou my
grateful acknowledgment of tho honor
ou have eonferied on me, T need not
say that the- responsibility of the- position
presses upon me- with .solemn force-. Here
within walls that have echoed to voices
from Illustrious lips now silent with death,
but onco touched with tho lire of rloiMicm e
anil moveel by the soul ot wit-dam, one
might well shrink from the position jou
have called upon me to occupy. I need not
tell j on that It Is tho proudest moment of
my life- ami one that could but touch the
In ait and quicken the pulse of any man on
inrth. To ptiMde over a body of i-tu h dis
tinguished men b; an honor anvone might
well covet, but when that boely Is repu
scntatlve' of this great und glorious com
monwealth the honor and the responsibil
ity Is well nigh overwhelming. Ileio have
pu-siiled iin-n whoso icputation was wotld
vvleie ami of whom It may bo sabl that
though now gone hence, to stand In their
places Is a gi.cvo n-sponslblllty nnd one
that, but fo jour expected foibear.inco
ami promised assistance, 1 could not ven
ture to .Uti inpt.
"Wo an- he ic tho setvunls of nil the peo
ple to ilo their wll as faithful upiesenta
tlves. While e.u h of us was nominated us
a party candidate and so elected, wo me
now the i hose-n seivnnts of nil anil have
been Inducted Into olllee under a sole-mil
oath to illscliiiigft our ilutiis undir the
roustitiitlou and by the help of the Divine
One who nibs tho universe. Let us not
foigot thut sacred obligation, but labor to
gether as men nud patriots, thut the wel
faro of tho stale may bo advanced; that
the education of tho people may be en
couraged, that economy ma) prevail In the
conduct of public nft'alu; that honest) mid
filrness may bo advanced In till dipait
Inents nt the public hirvb-e; that thn ma-le-ilal
luteu-sts of tho state may be main
tained anil that in-nee and prosperity may
sit at every tlirslda In tho 1 ind and theio
bo constant nud abiding guests As a
p. my man, thu only word 1 will sav Is
that to mo till. Is thn dawning ot a new
era In this glorious commonwealth, but If
that era Mi. ill bo filled with brightness and
glory Is for us to say by actions nud not
by wouls. If wo shall bo goveieiieel by lov.
ally, moelctutlan und tiuo patriotism, this
will Indeed bu tho uuspli-lous morning of a
new day, through which Hut sunlight shall
fall lu undlmmi'd splendor upon our party
and upon our people. We bhall only ruich
patty tiicc-i-ss, permanent and perpetual, us
wo bhall ele-si-rvii It through conservative,
milted and patriotic actions, (ieiitlciuen, 1
ask 5 our kind iudulgeiico when I shall
make mlstul.es, fur who Is free from them.'
I Invoke your ns&lstunoo lu my efforts to
ptesldii fait I v nml Impartially over vnur do
llbe rutloiib, for Wero it not my earnest In
tention to so prcbldo I would never iimler
tako this gicat responsibility, und mote
paitlculaily I Invoke your aid to make of
this besslon ono that shall be celebrated
for business, for prudence, for fairness and
conservative deliberations, that when wo
go hence wo shall merit that plaudits of
tho people, 'Well done, good anil faithful
bc-ivants,' Again, gentlemen, I thank ou
with all my heart and await vour picas,
Mr. Bussell's speech v:.i received, with
the baino demonstrations of happy good
feeling which have so often before been lu
evidence blnco the session began yesterday
noon. He was sworn by Juilge ltoblnson,
of the supreme court, The other elected
olllcers of tho house were then sworn In
iv body. Some sparring between the see.
tlous then followed upon minor mntteis,
nnd the house Jidjouined to meet at 9 a, in,
The senate met at 10 o'clock this morn
ing nnd was proceeding with the election of
permanent olllcers, when It was discovered
that thero weiu not enough Democratic
senators In their beats to elect the caucus
Senators If, M. Bledsoe and Walker were
the two absent members. Senator Bledsoe
explained that be was always rcadjt to kll(J
n lleptihlloan vote, but Hint lie line! forgot
ten that It was tiboltitcly necessary that
all De-mocrils should be' on hmul.
The senate tink n recess until 2 o'clock,
when It met nnd elected ns permanent of
llcern of the sennln the Democratic caucus
nominees by it pirly vote of 1! lo 13.
At the nfteriioon sitting or Ihe senate a
committee, consisting of Kennlnnc Peor,
of Warren; Yeator, of Pettis, l!urrlch, of
Phelps, Moll, of St. Louis, ond KlmiMi, of
llolt, was unpointed to draft suitable reso
lutions In memory of the bite Senator ,1. (.'
MecllnnK of St. Louis I 'poll motion of
Senator llnkclt. n committee' of Ihrio was
nppolnled to leport upon the number of
rniploves of tho senate necessary. S'luilor
Baslcetl, of lliinlolph; Senator Dunn, ot
Lincoln, nnd Si-nalor Witrdeman, of St.
l.ouls county, wero apMlnte-d ns n com
mlltcc. Democrats hive discovered that
Z."7 cmploNrs In the house' nml seti'tte are
entirely iinncccssnty. As a committee on
doorkeeper's lorrc, Morrlssv, of St. Louis;
Love, of Jackson, und Blische, of St. Louis,
The sciutte adjourned until 10 a. m. to
morrow. itni'oitMS 'to hi: in.iioiii(Ati:d.i
.Marked I'll uige-s lit tin- l.teetletu Laws of
.MU.otirl Will He Cll.lctiel.
Jefferson City, Mo, Jan. 3. (Special.)
Among the St. txmls delegation to-night nil
(he talk Is concerning the election law
and how to mlulmlre crimes upon the bal
lot. llx-Sen-itor ltvnu suggests Hint the'
registration law' lu Kansas City und SI.
lvotil-i be umeiiile-il so that eveiy voter shall
receive a cci llllcatn of registration, which
shall show age, nativity, height, rcimplev
lon und place of reside nee. And the- voter
on e lection day must deposit his certificate
of elec-llon with the Judges of election, by
whom It shall bo stumped, nt the time he
deposits his billot. Another bill piopose-el
Is to piovlde fur a dti il polling of each
picelnct by pollers selected by "the major
political parties (the minor parties to have
tho same privilege) und such poll shall be
taken under oath, showing place of resi
lience, age-, height, complexion, etc., of
each voter, 'und the polls whin so taken
shall be by such pollers and by the le
corder of voli-n correcteel nnd revised.
When coirecteel and revised such dual poll
shall bo copied Into the nvlstrutlon books
nnd on the day of election such poll books
bhnll be placed upon the table of the Judges
of e-lectlon anil us the men vote the names
shall be checked, lloth of the proposed bills
to revise- the election law b-cve friondj,
but neither of them would coirect the law
ns It applies In the other cities of the state
nor In the statu at l.uge.
To-night the various officers selected In
the house meet in seciet caucus to ap
portion the patronage they have to the
various putts of tho state. Tho Kansas
City contingent claims that It was not
properly tieated, an 1 that Banta should
have been elected doorkeeper. As a mut
ter ot fact, Mr. Bantu made his race
against one of the strongest men who tip
piled for nn elective- position George
Pountalu. doorkeeper-elect, has never been
defeated In nny caucus, convention or elec
tion. A showing ut 3-5 for 1 inula to 13 for
Pouiituln was Intleeel complimentary. Mr.
Banta says now that It seems Kansas City
Is to bo entirely left out In the mutter ut
pitionago, and In line wltjt the same sen-tliue-nt
some of the members from North
west Missouri say that the entire section
has been slighted. The-su Inequalities In
the- distribution of patronage will In nil
probability be laigely equalled In the
emit us to-night. The railroad lobby has
ulreeuly put in uu nppearance. W. II.
Phelps was In the city on the afternoon
of the 1st, and of romsc his following is
with him. But the lobbies, generally speak
ing, are not jet organized. The general as
sembly has not jet effected a working oi
gauizatlon, and proposed legislation of a
corporation character Is hardly In nn
embrji) stnte. The gteat bugnboo which
dlslutbs the railroads is tho shadow of a
forthcoming fellow servants' bill, and no
one now enn snj- how the senate might
slitnd on It. Cochran, of Bticliauau, who
gnvo to It his best energies. Is not now a
member of tho senate; Senator McGliuils
I? dead, nnd Senator Stone s not returned.
Hence the active nlllrmatlve and negative
siippoitets of the bill me gone. But It has
friends. Llko B.inituo's ghost. It will not
A MURDERED WOMAN'S WATCH.
Mrs. Mntson's Tliuepleco leads to Some
Important Arrest-. 'I lire ei Mc-it
111 the 'lolls.
Topeki, Kas , Jan 3 (Special ) The of
ficers who have be n woiklng on the Mat-
son mimic r case see in to have stiue k a hot
tl.Ul at last. In fact, the- Indications me
lh.it they have nt least a p.ut ot the game.
In addition to NiveK who was arrested
some dajs ago, the olllcers now have in
custody Abe Curtis, a coloied w iltc-i at the
Cop-'laud hotel, Nathaniel Wood, coloiml
cook Jt the Union hole!, and James Buz
zard, a white man, who works In the Koik
island citing house at Mi-Parlanil, Kas.
Tho cliiunistance that led up to the ur
test was thn pawning of a gol I watch nt
tho second hand store of A. Lytton, on
Hast Second street, by Curtis. On the
Thutsdiy befoio Chilstmns Curtis came lo
Lilian's place nnd wanteel to buy u suit
of clothes, lie said he hail no money, but
ho bad a valuable gold watch, which he
would leave us senility for the pi) incut.
Lytton said ho didn't want the watch. Cur
tis went away, but ictutmd tin following
S iturd.iy anil again bro.uhed the subject
of a tr.ule. lie asked Lytton to look at
the watch anil Slid he would Hud It a guoel
one. Lytton looked nt the watch find found
It wis solid gold, and accused Curtis of
stealing the wulch, Curtis denied that he
h id stolen it, but said his mother had given
It to him Lytton finally let Cm lis havo the
clothes and kept tho w itch, Curtis promis
ing to redeem It on the Slh of Jantiar), In
two or thie'o iH)3 Curtis called again at
I.ytlon's pl.ico lu company with another
coloied man, whom he Introduced ns Na
than Wood, He askeeli If l,)tlon still had
the watch and when told that he had,
beggeel him not to tell aujboly about It,
mill ho nnd Wood both premised to see that
the watch was u-di cnic-il.
At this point the Idea occurred to Lytton
that this might ue tiui waicn oi .mis, .liai
son. Ilo acconllngly laid thu matter before
the .hlef of pollen and iifterw.irel before
tho sheriff. Several pallid wero found
who Identified the watch as the properly of
Curtis was nrreste-il at tho Copeland yes.
terd.iv morning on the chuigo of niurelt-r.
He tiilknl a good deal ami said tho watch
was given him by Jim lliuzitrel, of .Mcl'ar
laud. Iliiard was niu-sted ut Mcl'ailaud
last night, and Wood was taken at h.
.Ipsoph this morning, Biuz.ird Is bellovc-d
to bo tho "Jim" referred to in tho Novels
lc-lter, lu which ho said, "When Jim comes
wo huvo a bchi'inu to i.ilso borne money."
Another fact which goes to show the
guilt of Net els Is that ho pinned a small
old-fashioned silver wulch to a man by tho
name of Adams on tho Sttunbiy following
the night on which the murder was blip
posed to havo been committed.
Tim sheriff claims lo havo two witnesses
who helped Prank Novels, one of tho pir-tlc-s
under arrest, mako tho blungshot with
Which Mrs. MaUon was killed,
nanicm .Vlu.t Pay the MollnUt,
Topeka, Kas., Jan. 3. (Special ) The
committee of itirangcmeuts for the Inaug.
ural ball bus made a change In the mut
ter of Issuing tickets and Invitations. No
fieu tickets will be Issued to nil) one In the
state other than members of the leglslatuie
und the outgoing and Incoming state old
reis. Three thousand Invitations will be
Issued, but those Invited must pay the ad
mission fee ot t'-'.W.
United Mute Court at Port Scott.
Fort Scott, Kas., Jan. 3. (Special.)
United States court for the Third district,
ot Kansas, was opened In this city to-da)
by Judge John A. Williams, of Little Bock,
The criminal docket Is an exceptionally
heavy one, as somo fifty cases, consisting
of murder, counterfeiting and ether crimes,
.win come up iw trial.
VERY BOLD FRAUD.
TENT1.MONV OFT. .1. CANNV HPI Oltll
REPUBLICAN BALLOTS BURNED.
DKMOCKATIU 1 ICKin.S
FINDLEY DEEPLY INTERESTED.
i:itv anxious to iiavi: tub witness
act as o.nk of tiii: .luixi i:h.
When nud Hon- Hillols Were Stolen From
Ihn Hoi. Put Into n Minn unit
l.lghtnel by n Mutch Tho
(lung Wait lu Control.
In the depositions which have been taken.
In the Jumlson-Hicmi-ri.iumi contest caso
before Commissioner llvun-i the past ten
days, no morn sensational evidence baa
been produced than tint given by T. J.
Cuiiliy. nn election Judge In the Plfty-see
ond precinct. It was n most convincing
story of tho boldest election frauds ever
perpetrated by the dlsiept.table Demo
cratic gang of Kansas City. An outline of
this evidence was given In jostcrdny'sj
Journal. This morning the first Installment
of the stenographic! i. port of the testimony
Is given. It Is a startling lc-velutlon of
ballot box crime. It Is ns follows:
Pursuant to adjournment, ns aliovo
slated, on this, the I'd clay of January, 1S9J,
the taking of said depositions vvus contin
ued at the court house of Jackron county.
Mo , t Knnsas City, In court room ot
division No. I, of mid court, at tho hour
of 10 o'cle-ck u. m. of said dav:
The patties, contestant nnd contestce,
weie piescnt and announced themselves
ready to proceed with the taking ot testi
mony. Thomas J. Canny, of lawful age, being
produced, sworn nnd exnmlneel on the part
of the contestunt, deposeth nnd snlth as fol
lows: Direct examination by Mr. Charles E.
Q. What Is your business? A. Printer,
working for Hudson-Klmberly nt 1011 Wy
ej. How long have )ou lived In Kansaa
City? A. Since I came back hero the lust
time, It is-boven jears. I lived here beforo
CI. Were you a Judge In any precinct at
the recent election?
A. Judge of the Kitty-second precinct, of
tli Ninth ward.
t) Thnt Is at the election held November
0, 1S)I? A. Ves, fdr.
Q. Where was the voting place? A. Thn
voting place was ntnr the- corner of Fif
teenth nml Virginia,
CJ. On the' noi th side ot Fifteenth street?
A. On the north side or nttee-nth street,
probably twenty feet front the- corner, next
to the L)dla Avenue church,
Q. Describe that building where the vot
ing was. A. It Is a small brick building,
probably twelve feet wble and fifteen feet
long, something like that, something about
Q. Ono story high? A. 0,-e story high.
M. Class front? A. The front Is glass
nnd thero Is ono door In the middle of tlm
front und one door behind the grain bins
In the back. Tho back Is shut off by tho
Q You saj' there was o-ily one room,
and that Is where the vo lug was ion
diictod? A. Ves, pr.
I) It iis Just one single room, was it?
A. One single room, but there wus threo
grain bins lu theio on the west hldo of
Q It had been used for a place for
selling feed or grain''
A. It was Just built by Mr. Arnold foe
the foul and coal business.
Q How many bins wore there A.
Q They were on thn west side of tho
building'' A. Ves, sir, anil extended moro
than half of the ellst.iuce elown
Q. How fur wus the Hist onn located
from the door" A. Not over eight feet,
not eight ft ft. I don't think
t. How high hit these grain bins? A.
They were bonnled up until about six;
feet high, thev wero boarded up on tho
sides mid the front was open.
I. And )ott e ould walk along In front
of these- grain bins in the room uiu) m
what was going on In tho bins? A Yes,
Q. Were you n Democratic Judge? A.
I do not know wbe thei 1 wus a Democratlo
or a Itepubllcun, 1 wus Judge
C. You don't know whether you wero
appointed as a Demoi ratlc or a Kcpubllc
nn? A. No, sir.
C) When weie you appointed as far as
you know? A. 1 vvus appoint-d as for as I
know Sunday night befe,iu tho election, tho
Itli of November
CJ When did you, or did you ever, go
down to Mr. (Jwsle)'s office nnd qualify,"
A Well, 1 was Instiuetc-il to go down und
qualify at Mr. Owsle)'s ofilco at 10 o'clock
() Who told ou to go down? A. Mr.
fj When did you go lo the polling plac?
A. A little befoie 6 o'clock I shoved tho
door open myself Mr. Arnold was not
there himself mul we had no ke)s.
t), Who carried the ballot boxes from
Coiitliiui'il mi Page 'J,
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Calenders, whole Preserves, the same
size as the Imported ?j cent jars, at
40 cts.; Strawberries, White Cherries
and A'cd Pitted Cherries; also the
whole Straiubcnics in bulk at 20 cts,
lb,, and in 5 lb, Kanuakins $r, 35.
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Bulk Pure Ped Currant felly, 20 cts,
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Jams, 2 lbs, JJ cts,; Cranberry Sauce,
j" cts, lb.; Pennsylvania Appleb utter,
to cts, lb,
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