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For 40 Years The Journal ssv Leads In Circulation. The People's Friend. VOLUME XXXVII, NO. 227. FRIDAY. KANSAS CITY, JANUARY 2, 1305. FKIDAY. PJUCE J'lVN CENTS. Al iiun&0 Wttm . STATEHOOD IS DEAD. so uni.r roit Oklahoma pkom tiii: I'MKsKMT i:ON(llti:!(. THE LOBBY WAS TOO POWERFUL iiocsr cosntrrrni: ni:cinn ahainst a rAVoitAiiLt: ut:t'oiiT. IT IS SAID GROVER OPPOSE?) IT TEnntToniAT. uornttNMnxT ron Tim INDIAN TIHUUTOKV ,ILSI) Ktl,t.I.l. The Thniunnil In Thnt Country Whn Havo Hern tailoring for Mntrlinmt mill Other Itetlcf Will Now Ilnvo tn Witlt for n Ite publican CuiRrc. WashlnRton, J.in. SI. (Special.) State hood for Oklahoma this pesslon la deads territorial Kovernment Tor the Indian coun try It dead, and tho bill to provide for n delegate to congress, from the Indian coun try received Its nuletui to-day at tho hands of the squaw men, Indian delegates and par tics employed by tho olllceholderi In the flvo nations. The legislative coroner will note that these bills died at the hands of the houio committee on territories, but this Is for the olllclal Itceord.to decelvo the public, because It will bo known by those posted In the matter that the formida ble lobby of thn half-breed governments of tho Indian Territory did tho work. Clcncral Wheeler had promised that ho would see that tho bill rece!ed a favor able report from his committee. Ho had m.iclo a favorable report on a statehood bill last peslon for Oklahoma, which did not Include tho a.lck.isaw country, which he believed should bo added. But the Inexperienced men here working- for these measures were deceived. Tho fatal moment came to-day when tho lobby was ready for a ote In tho committee; when Wheeler did not surprise thoo acquainted with him by opposing the bill, lie claimed that the picddcnt was against these bills, when, as a matter of fact, not later than last evening tho president Is reliably quoted as sajlng that ho had not given tho ques tion consldei.itlon. It Is very plain to those looking after that part of It that tills nice cuckoo story was intended for liso at a moment to bring about a result not favorable to tho thousands of people Interested, but favorable to the corruptlon lsts In thnt Held of plunder. The vote of the committee on the state hood bill Is as follows: Donovan, Hunter and Joseph for favorable report, while against It were Wheeler, Kllgore, ivriuus, Simpson. Terklns and Avery. Practically the same vote decided the fate of the territorial bill for tho Indian country. Tho bill to provide a delegate for the Indian country was referred by the chairman to a subcommittee composed of Kllgore, Donovan and Avery. Tho first two named are known to be against It and with Kllgore against It, as chairman of the sub-commlttec, this will be enough to bury It. While this committee work was being dono some of the half-breeds and squaw men and one or two of their ex-congnss-nieu employed to superlntenel legislation as it relates to Oklahoma, as well .is the In dian country, were comrtably heated near tho committee room. They received information as fast as It developed and miulo no llttlo demonstration over tho smooth way In which their work consum mated. There Is little hope to do anything In High Authority. Prof. Henry Morton, of Stevens Institute, is recog nized authority of chemistry. Speaking of Butterine, ha says it is "essentially iden tical with the best fresh but ter, and is very superior to much of the butter made from cream alone which is found in the market." Silver Churn Butterine Is better than Creamery But ter and costs less. Eveiy housekeeper should buy it for fine table use and for fancy cooking. Our Silver Churn on each wrapper is a guar antee of excellence. jrmour Packing 7o., Kansas City, U. S. A. rrixrtKKMvtvrrrimTri H JU3 1 Think of It! ANY . . . TIB In tho llou.0 This Week 50CtS- DENNIS HAT CO, I 1010 MAIN ST. H ummmiKiximimiiHuimrmi R. H.Williams Wholesale and Retail Grocer, 537 and 539 MAIN ST., Kyr. WE have about two thousand (2,000) cases of Standard Solid Packed 3lb Tomatoes, packed at Independence, Mo., put up from choice, ripe, selected tomatoes, every can guaranteed. This tomato is sold around town at 10 cents a can or 3 for 25 cents. Beginning1 to-day we will sell this entire lot at 5 Gents Per Can. They are packed B dozen iu u caso Sl.SO per case. We would mlvlso you to buy bow at thb price; tlioy will not last Ions. the senate with thce matters. Tlili lob. by hits been nitons there for twenty years and when they failed In the house It was by studied ntgllRenc, fully expecting to have their wny about thing In tho sen ate. The work of the day Is looked nion as conclusive that tho gang having tho lands and mines and all the nnnnclnl Inter nets In hand In thnt country cm add to their list of smooth work In congress tho lif-ty-thlrd congro. The Hon. Sidney Clarke, of Oklahoma City, chairman of the statehood commit tee, covered the matter for the Journal aa follows to-night! 1 Jlr. l'lrki' lc. was much llntinotnlcd nt the drfunt of our statehood bill In the houso com mittee on territories, tin tn veatnnlnv we. had every auranco that It would be fa vorably reported. When the bill was Urst submitted to General Wheeler, tho chair man Of the committee, ho gave what ap peared to be his cordial assent to Its pro visions and promised his earnet support. The geographical and commercial ndvanl. ages which would accrue In tho proposed state by tho nddltlon of tho Chickasaw country were fully discussed with tho gen eral, nnd he seemed wonderfully pleased at such a practical solution of the statehood question. Judgo of our surprise on learn ing that he wont Into the commltteo to-day nnd declared In substance that tho admin istration was opposed to tho bill, nnd though It might pass both houses of con gress, It would bo vetoed by the president. Under this cover the bill was Indefinitely postponed. "There was a strong combination of In fluences which brought about this result. The Indian lobby, never before so strong as now, fought the bill with desperutlon. The more sagacious of theso men looked upon tho dismemberment of the Chickasaw country as a fatal blow to the autonomy of the IHc tribes nnd they lost no time In combining nil the special interests of tho Indian Territory against the bill. The cat tle snrtlcates, the large landholders, the olllccholders and nil the benellclarles of the corrupt tribal government", were nil en dangered by Its passage und no effort or o.pense were spared to compass Its de feat. In this whirlpool of misrepresenta tion and selllshness, tho principles of local self-government and the welfaro of EOO.OuO people were relegated to tho rear. Not withstanding tho attitude of the majority of tho house committee, the bill was ex ceeding popular with leading members of the house and senate. The Oklahoma state hood delegation find but little opposition to statehood In the rank and file of either party In congress. There Is no doubt but what the bill, If It was out of the hnuds of nn adveise committee arid could be sub mitted to a vote, would easily pass, being stronger in every respect than the bills for the admission of New Mexico and Arizona now pending In the senate." What Mr. McAilnm Si. Mr. n. McAdam, editor of the Ardmoro Chleftnln, who has been working for relief legislation for five jears und lias been hero often, says: "General Wheeler has evaporated In noise; he made more nole In favor of this tome days ago than any one and ho Is the man that aided very ma terially In dumping us. I etpected It: I know Wheeler. I am not surprised at the result. Tho usual half-breed and squaw men lobby that has worked congicss for years through committees Is this time Joined by the United States olllclals In tho Indian country In looting the citizens. It Is simply another case of the lobby using tho same methods to work on committees and gaining the same result. "The time will come when It will defeat a man for congress In the states of Mis souri, Kansas, Arkansas and Texas to ho Influenced by this old time lobby nnd se cretly, or otherwise, aid them. The defeat of Kllgore did much for us, Bailey's ab sence would do soma more good nnd of course Culberson will hear from his atti tude In this matter In due time. Our tlmo Is coming. In duo time tho peoplo In that country nnd the people In surrounding states will become atoused and oust tho men doing the work of tin' financial gangs In that countiy and It will bo hard times for the members on tho lloor who openly nnd secretly work ngnlnst civilization, favor rings and are the tools of the lobby ists hero with part of their disreputable gains continuing to control congress." If mill Ik llihgustrd. Mr. K. I.. Dunn, dull man of the Demo ci.ulc centrnl committee of Oklahoma, Is very much "on tho piod" to-night, feeling disgusted over tho way they were dumped. Ho e.picsseil to Mr. Kllgore, after the commltteo meeting, his gratification over Kllgoro's defeat, as this would take him out of tho next oongress. There Is general belief that conditions will change sufficient ly to make Oklahoma statehood at the hands of the next congress certain. ST. LOUIS CRIMINAL COURT. TI10 .lulnt .ludlrUiry foiiimlttrn Hears Ar guments Upon HUM In ICcIatlnu Thereto. Jefferson City, Mo., Jun. 21. (Special.) The Joint Judiciary committee of the houso and senate this evening ginnted an nuil lenco to the St. Louts liar Association and tho Stnto liar Association to hour argu ment upon pending St. Louis criminal court bills. Snrei.il Kansus City uttot neys were In attendance, among them be ing Gardiner Lathrop, W. 1). Tensdnle, II. C. McDoug.il, rr.inlc Titus nnd H. D. Ashley, but none of them had anj thing to say. There are two bills befoio thn senate criminal Jurisprudence committee touching tho St. Lolus criminal court ques tion. Tho bar bill provides for nine Judges to inteithnngeably sit In criminal and lu civil courts. Tho other bill provides for an Increase of St. Louis cilmlnal courts from ono to two and civil courts from live to eight. In the ni'etliiR to-night thoso who favored tho Interchangeable rourt said they did so because It would elevato tho bench, On tho contrary, thosu who fav ored distinctive civil and criminal court Judges argued that their bill would mnko tho Judges specialists In certain proced ures, Tho evening's argument leaves tho committees where they wero before di vided In sentiment nnd uncertain what to do. Dinner to tlm Diplomats. Washington. Jan. 21. One of tho most Im portant social tune-lions which the pres ident Is called upon to pel form annually Is the dinner givm at the White Houso to the diplomatic, corps. The event ltf magulll ceut In all Its appointments, tliu state costumes worn by the foreign representa tives nnd their wives making the soono brilliant and distinguished. To-night tho executive mansion was beautifully decor ated with nature's adornments, while an iuUlltioii.il charm was lent by tho music furnished by the Marine band. Almost the entire diplomatic corps was entertained nt dinner by the president and Mrs. Cleveland. REFORM MEASURES. MIOMHmi HOt'si: Wll.t. SAVtt Till tr.n: an nuir.Nsi: sium. NEARLY A MILLION YEARLY, IHl.MOCItATSMAY IlAlli:, IUIT IT AVAIL- r.Tii mini Mir. FAT TAKES WILL BE ABOLISHED IVroitrANT llll.l. AI'PI.OTIMI TRUST cojii'AMiis. to 111: iti:i'oitri:it, Itcprrrtitntlvn Itlttlngcr lulrodncr n lllll fur Ntuttirsnf 'I hum in It. Itntton mid I'miik I. Ill.ilr lit tin Kri 1I11I nt Washington -VI r mortal eri- It is lu the tliutNc Jefferson City, Mo., .inn. !l, (Ppoclal.) The efforts of tho Democratic press of the state to Mnd something of which to make apparently reasonable complaint lu regard to tho proceedings of tliu housu are ex ceedingly ludicrous. Tho fact Is that no other houso In late years hns shown such a capacity for work, and tho conduct of the speaker and of the Krpubllcan mumbera generally Is always maiKcd by n broad gauged liberality and discretion which Democrats exceedingly regret. Measures of reform which will save tho people of thu state not loss than $100,000 per ear aro now assured of passing tho house. Other measures along the some lines nro pending, and, vvlille their retiUHllal nnd reform feat ures are commendable, they In no Instance will work an undeserved hardship on any man. Special Instances of nhu.se havo thriven in the last twenty years, llko hot houso plants In a rich Mill. It Is a mat ter of regret that Democrats on tho lloor of tho houso aro generally, hy Indirection, at le.i-st, on tho wiong Jddo of reformatory measures. Hut the houso contains many members who would honor positions In congress, nnd tho peoplo of the state may rest assured that this session of tho general assembly Is to be comparatively short nnd Inexpen sive, nnd that a largo number of good bills demanded by tho people are to In come laws, unless they are killed In the senate. Avery's bill, bringing trust companies receiving deposits under tho provisions of tho banking law. Is to be favorably rc poitcd from the houe committee on pri vate corporations. This bill was found ndvlsnblo to cover defects lu the piesent law, because of the late decisions by the supreme court, In which tho opinion was given that the law making It a felony to receive deposits In a bank known to be In falling condition does not apply to other corporations which, In effect, do a bank ing business. Major Wttlnger has prepared a blll.whlch he will soon Introduce, providing for the creation of a commission of tlvo citizens of Missouri to contract for the execution of marble or branro statues of Thomas H. Henton and l'rancls 1'. lllalr, and, In ac cordance with an enabling federal statute, to placo them in the old hall of tho houso of representatives nt Washington. As f.uch eommlsslon. Governor W. J. Stone, Peter I.. Koy, or St. Louis; Odon fiultnr, of Doone county: O. M. Spencer, of St. Jo seph; 11, 11. Cannon, of SU Kinncols coun ty, and James H. lllrcli. of Clinton, nro named. Governor Stone Is made president of the commission Tho sum of JI5.000 Is appioprlated for the expenses of tho com mission, nnd for the execution nnd placing of tho st.itui"i. 1'iovlslon Is made that at tho call of Governor Stono the commission ill ill meet to peiform Its duties, inside of four months after tho passage of this bill. Major Wttlnger has also prepared a bill rcgulitlnff Insurance pompinles which lie win introduce on (list opportunity. Its provisions nre liilof, but comprehensive It require) each Insurance cnmpnny doing business In Missoml to deposit lu tho or llco of the state Inturanco commissioner a sworn .statement of tho business of such comp.inv, tho amount of capital stoek, place of deposit of funds, amount of in debtdlness and where and when due; amounts of guarantee fund, assets nnd their form and place; nniount of cash In tho hands of agents nnd In thn course of transmission: the amount of bills receiv able, manned and unpaid; losses nilJuMed and unpaid, und losses unadjusted, amount of outstanding rUks and gioss premiums received nnd toMv&ble; i ce(pts fiom all sourcs and expciidltuies for all puiposes. Suei mvoiii statemoit b1h.11 be made to tover all enumerated transac tions nnd business of such company up to nnd li cludfiig tho 31st day of December next preceding. Tho stnto Insurance com missioner may rerpilro nddltlonnl data and each compiny is required to furnish mh.1i data, required. I'rniiM'illiigs In tlin lliinsi-. Memorial son Ices, commemorating John H. Ivaurtmiiii, of Scott county; John I,, I'axton, of lloone county, and J. lti-qua, of Vernon county, members of tho hotibe of mo TUirty.seventh genernl assembly, who died whllo members, was tho order of tho day. At 10:15 a. m. tho senate, in a body, was announced, having been Invited to bo present and hear tho services. Speaker Ilussell Invited President O'Menra to a feat on the speaker's stand. This courtesy was very neat and strictly In nccoidanre with established precedent. It was In striking contraat to O'.Menra'.s conduct nt tho tlmo of tho late sennto memorial services In honor of Senator J, C, Mcdlunls, do censed. At that time Speaker Mussed was not Invited to n teat of honor benldo tho piesldent of the senate. The omission may have been because of O'Meara's Ignor mice, or It may havo linen puriiobed. lllthcr wny, It was geneiully noticed at tho time nnd vvuh tho subject of opui com incut, The senate being heated, memoil.il ser vices began, llcptesentatlves Do lteign, of Scott, nnd Drabelle, of St, I.ouls. dellv eied eulogies commeinoiatlvo of tho late member, Mr, Kuiiffm in; Coriell, of Vernon, spoke of tho life of the Into member from Veinon, Mr, riequii, nnd the life work nnd character of Mr. I 'ax Ion worn commein oiated by Mr, Jenkins, Mr. Swanger, of Sullivan, and Puttljohn. of l.lnn. The house then took a recess until 3 p, m. to-day. At tho fall of the speaker's gavel, call ing tho houso to order this afternoon, Swanger, of Sullivan, Introduced a resolu tion providing for tho appointment of a committee of threo having necessary pow ers to Investigate and report on the fees received by tho excise commissioner In St. Louis, The purpose was to acquire infor mation upon which to base a bill to fix the excise commissioner's salary, Ho now receives, by common report, from $JO,000 to 110,000 per J ear In fees. The offlce was created by the legislature In 15U1 and It was made purposely "fat" In order that a Democratic favorite might be placed In charge and that the Democratlo state cen tral committee during campaigns might have a tellable and ready source from vvhleh to ilruvv the munitions of war, No sooner had the lesolutlon been Intro, duced than Drabelle, of St. Louis, offered an amendment providing for an Investiga tion of the collector's olllco also. Demo crats evidently hoped to load down Svvang er's resolution and then defeat it. A spir ited and partisan discussion ensued, Dra belle, Avery et al charging that Collector Zelgenhelm, of St, Louis, u Republican, had been Irregular In his olllce and lull inatinK that ho had misappropriated 11. cense fees and other receipts. Republicans answered that the collector had been tried and cleared, thnt the coih tor's ofllce could be Investigated by St I.ouls authorities, but Hint only the lcgl'laliirc, which created the otllce or excl'e coinini'sioticr, could In vestigate the folaiy of the commissioner, l'ln ill), In order to sive dispute nnd lo prove the malicious nature of the charges ngnlnst Oolleelor .rlgenhelni, Mr, ltoth nell amended the amendment by providing for nn Inventlgntlon of the collector's olllco so far as the license tux Is concerned. Thus beaten at tnclr own game the Democints sulMdded nnd the resolillloh prevailed by a practically unanimous vole. Mr, -Mor.in's bill on criminal cares, prnn. tiro and proceeding", was read the third tlinn ntul passed. It provides that In nil criminal cases the party nslilng the eon llnuanco must pay costs ncrrued to date of continuance. It Is estimated that this one bill. If It becomes a law, will savo the tax pnvcrs of the stato not less than Hi'.fW per car. Mr, Tubbs1 nil Inspector's bill was nlso read the third time nnd pascd. Inspectors' fees will lw about ns follows: St. Louis, llSO! Knnsns City, S.1,SuO; St. Joseph nnd Sprlngllcld, each $1,300. Mr. Phlpps' bill to tax department "tores $50 upon each line of goods carried In ex cess of three was favorably reported liv the committee on wnjs nnd means. The bill will probably pass the house. Of twenty-three bills reported by the wnvs and means committee, this one by Mr. Phlpps was erne of three favorably repott ed. It will be nrdently Mipported by the small ni"ivhnnts lu tho Inrgo cities, Mr. Gemllch, of Cooper, Introduced a res. olutlon by consent reciting that the din ing hall and kitchen of the re-form school for boys at Itoonvlllo had liven dostrojed by lire nnd providing for the appointment of live members of tho house to visit the school nnd report what Is ne'eded. Tne res olution prevailed. nmte I'rori riling. The proceedings In the senate to-day were not of a very Intel cstlng character. The morning bouts wero consumed lu attend anco on the memorial service's In tho holie. Senator Tunnell Introduced a bill pro viding for the appointment of a state ro.uls nnd hlghwajs commission. The senate commltteo on school text books made a majority report upon Senator D.avlsson's bill to establish a chair of homeopathy In the state university. Senator Gray's 1)111 lequlrlng cities and towns letting con tracts for public work to tnko a sutllclent bond to guarantee that materials used would be paid for passed to engrossment. Under the present law, material men have recourse only upon the contractor. Senator Landrum's bill prohibiting pay ment to members of the general assembly for Sunday was unfavorably reported by the committee on olllclal fees nnd s.il.ules. The boundary line hill, providing for the nppolntmcnt of a commission to settle the boundary lino between Missouil nnd Iowa, was read the thlid time, pnssed and re potted to the house. SURVEY OF PEARL HARBOR, I'rellinlimry Krpnrts -eiit to tln mmi ito It) tlie Nivy Dep trtmi'iit should I tn I'lirllll. .1. Washington, Jan. 21. Complying with a resolution of the senate, thu nctlnir seeretai) of tho navy sent repents of tho ptellinln.iry survey of Peail burbot, Hawaii Islands, 'commenced last April by lie ir Admiral Irwin, then command ing the Pnclllc station, and completed bv Hear Admiral Walker, who succeed ed him. Hear Admiral Irwin submits that the- nequlrement of a naval station In the Hawaiian Islands Is necessary to give our government the command of tho Pacific. Not simply n coaling sta tion, but a navy yard is needed, nnd the positions commanding tho bar at Pearl harbor should be strongly fortified nnd a pel feet torpedo'system completed. The rear admiral submit' :i rcttort. rn.ade.by Lieutenant C A. Adams, who savs that lu his opinion, from tho expoi fence In boring nnd hounding on Pe.ul hail or, a dredge could i le.ir u channel thmugli tho bar, slvuig 1V depth nf thlrtx -one feet ut low vv.itiT without nil) dllllculty Tho latter thinks tho previous estimated coJt of opening channels hnvi been much too great Hear Admiral Wn liter. In his report to tho department, dated Juno 21 last, sajs nn examination show ed conclusively that theio Is a ih.innel through the reef at IVatl harbor mini with loose eor.il'i nnd thnt a suction dicelKP can nipldlv ami cheaply open a way for the Inigest ships. The channin 1 Is pr.tetlc.allv straight ami tho distance between the walls nf live coral Is at no point less than "00 feet. Tho rear admlrnl promised a I Hi ther nnd detailed report. Accoinpim Ing this report Is an estimate made by Colonel W. M. .iod, submitting a total of $105,000 us mctssnry to make a cut 250 feet wide through tho bar with a depth of thirty fe-et und to widen nnd deepen tho chimin 1 Insldo to thirty fiot, and of $S5,000 if the cut In the bar Is 200 feet wide. THE MATERIAL WILL BE GRANITE 'Unit Stmin Milt I! t'sed for thn Now t'us tOIII lllltlrio 111 KlltlMS 'lt). Washington, Jun 21. There wni a llttlo break In tho 1 at the tienauiy depart ment to-day coni' miner tho contract tor the Knns.as City building. An olllclal stated nutlioiltntlvely that It had been di'elded to ue granite for tht building. The marble tests had not hei n satisfactory for a build ing of that sle and In fact none of the marblo bids, offend at u price tint could be entertained, was for stone fit for tho building, lu the Judgment of the eiilh-luls. This sort of a story has been going the loutuls for some time, but the first olllclal announcement of the fact was niado to day. Having decided not to accept marblo tho ottlclals announced that scvcial tests of granite had been made. Most of the materials Included In the bids weie new to the department and hence the long time It had taluu to ni.U.o tho tests. These tests wero about com pleted, In fact only ono was yet to bo verified. It could not be stated how long It would tnko to complete this matter, for It might take two weeks or two days This pan was vety definite. It was also sug gested by nn olllclal that Geoigla Kraultu submitted with tho lowest bid was not as bad us lepoits had Indicated, It was not Intimated that this mntniul would bo ne cepted, thus approving tho bids of .Man ning .V Parsons, of this city. It Is still In sisted by the Llano gtanlte men and some of thu membeis trout Texas that their ma terial will llnally bo selected. PUBLIC DOIYIAINJN THE WEST, Senator .11 utlu I'ri'p.iilug u lllll of hpeelil lot, re"t to MUtfotirl uiul Kiuih.im. Washington, Jnn. 21. (Special.) Senator Martin Is preparing a general bill to cover the Interests of tho various Western states in the public domain us set forth In tho law to allow S per cent of tho public lauds lu each of the states to bo used for edu cational purposes, Fifteen states ore In-te-rested. The matter has been touched by special bills and quite a number of thU sort ara now pending. It Is pioposed now to omnibus the whole mnttcr. It Is be lieved that there are enough senators per sonally Interested In (he questtou to get the bill through. It Is observed that this bill will give to Missouri about half u mil. lion dollars and to Kansus about two mil lions of dollars, This will give some Idea of the Impoi tauce of the proposed meas ure, P.lttl His u buru 1bro.it. London, Jan. 21. A dispatch to the Standard from Vienna sii)s that Mine. Paul became (hilled when leaving a con cert In that illy and has Bluce kept to her bed. She s buffeting with phutyngeal catarrh. Her engagements ut Leipslc and Dresden have been canceled. 1'uiuU fur tuu MUsuuii unit Otne'4. Washington, Jan, 21. (Special.) The house eomtultice on appropriations decided to-day to make on allowance of J.W.000 to the Otoe und Missouri Indiana la Oklahoma, COOK GANG'S WORK. AN i:.l'Iti:si TIIAIN IIOItllllH NKAlt M'NIIII.. AI!K.M?,s, LARGE TREASURE SECURED, IT 18 SAID THAT AT I.IIAsr "..1, 01111 WAS 'l.VKt.N. PASSENGERS NOT MOLESTED, masici:!) sikn mil tiii: womc with m:aims ami Disi'Aicii. south Hound Cotton Itelt 'Irnlu ltntrdrdby Itltullts, Who Compelled the llvpress Me'4M'iig,r to Assist 'I hi lu In Opening the Silfc, 'Ink ing All the Cash, lino llluff. Ark., Jnn. 21 Tho south bound Cotton 1 Sol t train was held up und robbed by two maski'd men near McNeil nt 7.05 tivnight. Tho robbers weie riding on the blind baggage, nnd as the tinln was going through n deep cut Hnglneer Craw ly saw them emu Hug over the tender of the engine. Ilofoio he realized what was up he was looking Into tho mu.!cs of a pair of 45-cnllber revolvers. The robbers commanded htm to stop tho train and marched him to the express car In charge of Messenger J. W. Massey. Mnssey was covered by the bandits, n was nlso Con ductor Harris, who had come out In tho meantime. They took the money Har ris had on his person. Tho nniount of money taken from the express car could not bo nscei tallied. After an Ineffectual nttempt to opn the safe In the exptess car tho bandits com pelled the messenger to nslst them. Tho amount taken from the safe Is estimated nt JiVO. The watch und chain taken from Coneluctor Harris wero returned to him upon his nssurnnoo that they belonged to him Individually. It Is thought that mem bers of the Cook gang No. 2, who were Ini pllcati'd In the recent train robbery near Ogaiuaw, Ark., nnd relenscel for want of proof, aro the men who did the Job. They remarked when leaving the olllceis; "You have the laugh on us this time, but we will come again," nnd It seems they made good their threat. Tho passengers weie not molested, nor was nnjonu hurt by the bandits. IT WILL SOON BE OVER. Thn llremklvn strike Ncarliig the. laid .liltlgn eiitvimr's I),i Islon (ilve's Mrlkrrs a Titbit Hop,'. Ilrooklyn, N. V., Jan. 21. Judging bv surface Indications the strike of e lei tile stieet r.allwa)H Is near lis end. The peace of the city Is not tully icstore'd and It will not be so long an tho late employes ot the traction companies hnv hope of forcing themselves luck Into the positions they belli twelve days ago. To these men there was a lay of light In the do, Ision handed down lo-d.iy bv Justice (Wvnnr, of the supreme Liiuit of Queens eouni). In the malli i of the application of Joseph Loader, a shopkeepni, for a wtlt of in m daiuus to compel the Ihneiklyn Heights IMilwny Compiny to operate Its lines In a manner to meet the ri'qiilreinenls of the public. In the opinion of Justice Gav nor the corporation Is held to be lu de fault of Its obligations to the public, In . lined by the nceoptnneo eif a liauehi-ee for a speeltle purpose, it Is pi iced unkt the Imputation of having moie regud for tin piollts of shaiehulders than tin the convenience of tillens, and It Is declued to be the companj's dutv to man Its ears, whatever expense may be necis s.ir). At lu o'clock to-moirow the' eouit will haar counsel upon the question) whether the wilt shall be peremptoiy or alterna tive, ot, lu other woids, whether the coin p.anv shall be required tocngige a full eujn pluniut of operative's forthwith, icgnidless of the questions of wages .and bonis ot labor, and whether It shall be dliected to do the best It cin under the circumstances Tu make the wilt alternative, It will be seen, wdl be to leave) affairs practically ns tjiev are Should It be m ide mandatoty, an appeal will be taken by the defendant company and It Is to bo cxpectisl eome Judge will bo found who will huspend tho writ until tho nppenl can be he.ud. Willi these f.n is lu view, It may be said the victory the stilkers have won Is I'abian In p char ne te r. Instances of violence tonntd tho new men emplojod on the lluet have be, n fre-que-nt, and quite a number of, arrests were made dining the day or men guilty of ns saults. Several win, cutters also fell Into Hie hands of the pollee and It Is n notable fact th it they weie strikers. Ing Bit etch es of win) have lueii catile'd nw.a) In some localities, and a general dl!.pos,in shown lo Injure tho property of the street railway compmles .as much us possible, Tho ilxlng of tho blamo of this upon the striki'ts costs tho people dear In tho way of public sympathy. Tralllo Is not yet continued through tho night, ns It was before thobttlke. On somo lines e'lits were tun In ns early ns fi o'clock, but on others they continued to nuiho ini'ir trips as lato as 10 o'clock. The streets generally present an aspect of tranquility and tho theaters, which have feilt the oltects of tho tie. up peihaps us severely as any of the business concerns In tho city, aro to-night cnJo)lng a meas uiablu ri'tuni of prosperity, Tho itpoit Is curient that tho Plrst brig.ub', composed of tho ,ow yorl; city teglmenls, Is to be iclleyenl from duty either to-morrow or Saturday. Xo vetlliea cation ot the rumor can ua had. WAR WILL BE DECLARED, Looks I.lko Mrjlrii uiul limitcm iln Aro Itounil to ligbt-Cnluiiel Pat,, on Hand. City of Mexico, Jun. !i. ("iuatemala's answer was received hH evening, Thu minister of foreign alT.ilts of .Mexico says It will bo presented formally to the e-abl-not and piesldent at 10 u, m. to-moirow. It s 6tajod Guatemala's answer Is to tho effect that tho territory disputed belongs to her and If any Indemnity Is to bu paid Mexico owes It to Guatemala, Tne pros, peets are thnt war will bo deeiaied to man nw or next day. Colonel It. P. Pate, the American horse man, has tendered hU sendees to the pres ident and In caso of war he will bu ap pointed to a prominent command. -Vlivliall Consul I)luil.sed. Xos-ales, AiU.. Jan. 21. A Mexican paper, La Independent, minted on tho Mexican side of the line, this afternoon printed the statement that the Mexican consul in Guatemala had been given passports by tho Guatemalan government, thus teunl natlng the friendly relutlons existing be tween the two governments. It also stated that the secretary of state of Mexico nt tho City of Mexico had notilled all con sill of the government of this fuct by tel egraph. The Mexican consul heio denied tho truth ot the statement and called upon the editors of the paper, who have since aslssd for warrants for his urrest on the charge of assault 'liny lellerate th" truth of Hie statement published this afternoon and hold that the uii.xul Is eliiltavuring to Misrepresent the f.uts. INDIAN RESERVATIONS, Mn iter .llni em Is l.iilinrliig In Have 1 hi tn IIm it, d to , ttl, iiieiit ns .Soon 114 rMihi, , Washington, Jan 21 (Special ) Him'jr Morgitn.of the eommlltee on Indian .irtnlrs, has stale il lo Delegate I'bliti that li' woilll have the ptovMou added to the i'.in r.il Indian bill opening lo settlement the Kin wn, Comanche and Apache reservations when that bill Is considered In the senate. The sennlor also said he would endeavor to have the tin re years ptuvlslon taken out of the bill ns placed b) the house In the Wichita provision. The senator stated that he believed It would bo a good plan to word the bill so as to make It Imperative on the secretary of the Interior to open nil that country to settlement within six months after the passage of the bill. This Is Very encouraging news for thoso Interested. 'I lute Is also niuton to believe that the other members of the senile com mittee will support Senator Mntgan In his position. Thtu It appears that there Is n chance to get something done at this ses sion making It Imperative on the secretary of the Interior to open the country to home ttt Iters. A member of the Chlckaaw nnd Choctaw lobby stated that os they wanted their money out of the claim to the lands held by lb" two tribes they would favor the uppioval of the agreements provldi'd al ways their claim was allowed. They would nut cute how long It look the secretary of the Interior to o,ien the lands to ettlcment ns they were nut work ing for tho settler, but working" for their cl ilm lu tin- event their claim was not allowed lie felt ceitaln they eould prevent legislation. The Chickasaw und Choctaw delegates sent hcte to oppose legislation concerning the Indian country are also Interested In getting this clilm. The home talent Is working with the old time lobby mnklng this contract. They Insist thnt their pull to prevent legislation affect ing (heir cotintty enn also be utilised to defeat any legislation In the direction of opening these luid to settlement, unless their claim Is allowed. CHARGES AGAINST M'ATEE. liobcrt Collins, of Dnlil. tins riled nn Im portant Den iinirnt With tho Al Inriie') (iene'rat. Washington, Jan 21 (Special.) Accord ing to expectations coveted some time ago In these dlsp itches, the nttorne) geneial lias been piescnted with vety serious charges ngnlnst Justice MeAtee, of Okl.t homi. There weie a number of charge;?, but the most serious und what appeared to bo the eislcst to Investigate, were prc fened bv Hubert Collins, of jjnld, enn tcr many )ears lived In Hutper cotintv, IC'."-, and who has an c.xtcnlve nrqu.imt'itue In the Kouthwe'st. The nttorne) general vwii assured that .Mr. Collins caul 1 be idled upon to siibstantlitc all be had set fot'h In his oh.it ges. As piescnted In the attorney geneial the charges weie not s.vo.-u to and Mr. Olney sent them bark to .Mr. Col lins with the suggestion that be attac'i nls atllil.avlt to them and as soon ns thnt was done he would oidir a special examiner to mike nn Investigation. It was stated nt the department that as soon as the charges preferred bv -Mr. Col lins were returned with ntlldavlt an Investi gation would be ordered and while they v oiild require nn nllldnvlt covering- tide matter they would Investigate th" etl.ir charges without an allldavlt or all) thlim else. Justice MeAtee lived for a niia.ber ot years at Caldwell, Kas., and in if 'I f-eim there Into Oklahoma, ifter the SJip open lug. Ho was for a number of years at torney for the cattle association IliUlli,: the Strip country leased and for soni' 'one conducted n real estate and loan business nt Caldwell MORE FINANCIAL TINKERING. C ami Sprlngir xililto Have iiiivert, ,1 CaltNIe In smiie New Id, is. Washington, Jan. 21 The del ills of the amended llnani lal plan vvhleh Messis Springer nnd Cox ami others of the hank ing committee .tie dlsi usslng with Secie- taiv Carlisle .veie l, nimsl to-day. They had a long i euirerene'e with the see -letury, und ale of the opinion that the niadltli'titloiis tu his plan meet ills sanc tion. The most imlieal of the nuiv pinpo sltlon for which Mr. Cox stands sponsor i that for the (oiuiigo of sliver. It con templates the cancellation of the Sherm m not, s when received at the tri'.isury, and tint Issue eif silver certillcates In denomina tions ot SI, $i and ?1, or of silver doll irs, if tho reeelveis prefer. To b ick these sllvei e, illlleatea It Is pi eposes! to coin all tlie bullion III tho treisury, which, Includ ing' SILO), 000 seie-uloiage. amounts to HM, cwt.OW. It Is ealculnti'd not more than $lo,,iix,0OO o in bo coliu d In a year. The ehanges In the banking features of the plan pioilelc that while the b inks shnll hold the same n suve ns now requited, one half shall be in legal tender greenbacks or Sh sin in notes. Itepii'sentntlve Cox explains this nnungement would relievo th treasiii-j of the raids upon the gold madu possible bv the largo volume of tho out standing notes, since It would dispose of SJiW.ftiM.iJiiO of notes liv using them to form tho baali of banking and JIOO.OOO.OOO for re re rves In bnnks. It Is ioncedi'd that It might bo necessary to empower the sec retary to Issue low rail bonds to protect tho the treasury against largo vvihdtawnls of u'old. TO PREVENT NEWS PILFERING, Si'iuitor Cb iiiellcr Has Introduce ,1 n lllll Having 'I hit l.'ud lu Vie , Washington, Jnn, 21. The recent extraor dinary exposures made' 111 Chicago leg.Uel Ing tho stealings mielo from tho Associated Press by means of wire tapping has re sulted lu a movement to prevent thetts of news lu the futute by this means. A bill has been Introduced by Senator Chandler, of New llampalilie, vvhleh has been re fined to tho comniltti'e on Interstnto e'om merce. As the tclegtuph lines which mo used by the Associates! Press tiro Inter state lines, they come within the samo control und protection ns Interstate rail loads. Thn bill Introduced by .Mr. Chand ler Is as tallows: "Any person who rhall wrongfully tap or connect a vvlro with tho telegraph or telephone wires of any pet son, company or uasoclatlun engaged lu the transmission of luivvs over teiegtaphlc or telephone wlics between the states for thn mitpoo of wrongfully taking or making use of the news ellsp.it he3 of such persons, company or association, or Its customers, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall bo punished by a lino of not more than $2,000, or Impilsonmcnt not exceeding two )eais, or by both such lino and Imprisonment." WE SCOOPED 'EMJN WHEELING, That ity Cues Overwhelmingly ICopub. lleuu 'I bo lirt Time lu Many Year. Wheeling, W, Vn , Jan, 21 -At the city election to-day the Itepublleans mada u clean swiep of the city for the first tlmo lu many years. Majorities for mujor, chief of police and elerlt range from W0 to 1,000. Tho city council Is almost solidly Re publican, At midnight it loolcs us If there will bo only two Democrats lu tho council. The police fotce and council havo been Pemoctatlo for years. I'nMiig I'uu ut Mlllivlm. Ilerlln, Jan. ;i. The Volksblatt. an anti Semite Journal circulating In Mannheim, Heidelberg und l'rankfort, has been con. Ilseated by the authorities owing to Its having published an article entitled "Ode to Ab'um," which was retarded as a par ody on Hmpcror WllUav'et "Bong to .Jgir," t-rtl-RY, HIRD, TliAYHR & CO., HI'CCKSSIIIW TCI SwKTn Te-isjifhtlurf vt'ntdi .Vfnlmum, ; war. (mum, Si. Timlin ut loo for the xttatMr lo ht mini nnd ititmttr. THAT TAlFF BILL. THE EFFECT IT HAS UPON PRICES OF FOREIGN GOODS, THE On the First day of this month the Woolen Schedule of the New Tariff Hill went into effect. The new imported goods which we arc receiving daily are being marked on the new Tariff basis we mean that our customers shall get all tlie ben efits from the very outstart. A glance at the prices and you will reali.e that here you coma at once to the new conditions provided by the new Tariff act. You may be sure that what you buy here now is gr.-idcd upon the rates fixed by the new Tariff and this shall be our platform as long as the bill stands. That you may know more definitely how this new Tariff effects you we say The newest things in En glish Suitings of neat and tasteful designs, very wide and better and more desirjiblo than those that sold last year for Si. 25 are under the new Tariff bill 93c The French Challics, lor which last year you paid 50c n yard the new regulations cu bic us to sell for 35c And the more elaborately printed ones that sold for 60a and 6;c are now. 50c Also 46 inch Henriettas that were $1 arc now 79c 46 inch Henriettas that were 75c are now... 50c 46 inch Henriettas that were 60c arc now 39c 38 inch Henriettas that were 50c are now 35c 46 inch Serges that were $1.25 arc now 89C 46 inch Serges that were $1 are now 7So 46 inch Serges that were .S5C arc now 53c 46 inch Serges that were 65c are now. 48o 3eS inch Serges that wera 50c are now 39c And so it goes entire stock. through the There have just passed through the receiving room some ot the handsomest and most exclusive things we'll have in Novelty j3lack Goods. Hut . i single piece of a kind. They aic the finest French goods and have come to us di rect from Paris. If you'd know what they are read on. Nine kinds to-day. The "Autcro" solid ground diagonal running with the roll of the goods small dot stripe crossing at right angles effect handsome.. .$.25 "Coma" a Herringbone; stripe on solid ground a fabric particularly suited for tailor made dresses $1.50 "Rancro" solid ground and small corded stripe strong and durable. . . $, 5 O "Glague" a whipcord effect on solid ground $1.50 "Darfue" solid ground diagonal stripes of alternate 2 and 3 threads ,S inches wide, ' SI. 75 'Small ' very handsome hard twill Corkscrew on solid ground 4S inches wide, $1.98 Siribchi" a very extreme novelty $2.50 "Albino" very heavy fabric for Tailor Made Dresses solid ground and Corkscrew effects wide, $2.0r The new Wall Pape De partment is on the third floor. Every roll of paper new, EHERY, BIRD, THAYER & CO., bbCCESSOltS TU . i r'