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Senator Milts Made n Point of Onlrr Agillnt
the Amendment, but the Derision Wai
Itrnerved, IViicIIiib lcbntc-l)j.
rii,lng I'lniincc In limine.
Washington, Feb. B. The Democratic
majority In Hie senate was eliminated to
day when Clarence D. Clark, the new sen
ator from Wyoming, was sworn In to lilt
tho vacancy which has existed for two
years. Ills credential had previously
been presented. .Mr. Clark Is another of
the young men who hnvo recently come
Into tho senate, materially reducing the
ope average of that body.
The credentials of Stephen n. Klklns, of
West Virginia, for the term beginning
Mnrch I next, as the successor of Mr.
Camden, were presented by Mr. l-'.mlk-ner,
of West Virginia.
Mr. Coke (I)ein., Tex.) submitted the
credentials of his successor, Horace (.!.
Hilton, for the term beginning .March 1
The resolution of .Mr. I'efTcr was agreed
to, calling on the secretary of the treas
ury for Information as to the kinds of
money which had been realized from Ihe
sale of bonds. When tho vire president
put the question on the resolution there
was so little attention paid to It that no
one voted,
"It Is a tie vote," said the presiding offi
cer: "no votes In the afllrmatlve and none
In the negative."
Mr. I'effcr Insisted he had voted aye In
a low voice. The. resolution was again put
to a vote and agreed to.
The bill was passed to provide for the
examination and classification of certain
mineral lands of Montana and Idaho, Tho
measure Is of far reaching Importance tn
the far North, but by understanding nmung
tho senators It went through without do
bate. The bill amends the bill nlready
passed by the house. Some time after the
inn nun passed .ir. liorinan gnve notlre
he would move a reconsideration of the
-,T1,f. diplomatic and consular appropria
tion bill was then taken up. The Hawal-
, .?m!ll,mt-,nt proposed an appropriation
of fiOO.000 to begin the work of laying a
cable between the United Slates and Ha
waii and authorizing the president to con
tract for the entire work. .Mr. lilack
burn, In charge of the bill, said he ex
pected this would occasion some debate,
hut he nsked It be passed over until the
formal Items had been disposed of.
'llefore that Is done," Interposed Mr.
Mills (Dem., Tex.) "I wish to make a point
of order ngalnst the amendment, and I
will ask for a ruling now."
Mr. Hlackburn urged that this would
preclpltato the whole Hawaiian dehntc.and
he asked Mr. Mills to withdraw the point
for the present. This was finally agreed
to. Pending the reading of the bill Mr.
Morgan (IJeni., Ala.),ehalrmnn of the com
mittee on foreign relations, presented an
amendment embodying a comprehensive
revision and reform of our foreign service.
It Is based on civil service principles and
applies to the state department as well as
to the consuls, ministers and other oflleeis
abroad. Mr. Morgan stnted the members
of the committee were substantially agreed
on the amendment. A number of minor
amendments to the bill were agreed to
and the Hawaiian cable Item then came up
again. Mr. Mills renewed his point of or
der, saying the Inauguration of snsli a
vast plan was general legislation and,
therefore, could not be added to an appro
priation bill. The, Immediate decision on
the point was put off In order to permit a
general deli.ite.
Mr. Hnle (Itcp., Me.) addressed the sen
ate In favor of cable connection with Ha
waii. "Tho annexation of Hawaii Is sure to
come, cable or no cable," said .Mr. Hale.
The senator spoke of the efforts of CJreat
Itrltaln to build the Hnwallan cable ami
said we should not permit a foreign power
to get this advantage.
,rJIr' VC,1K Of";- SIo) nn'' 1Ir- Palmer
(Pern., 111.) asked the cost of tho entire
Mr. Halo said hn had had careful esti
mates made by cable experts. The ills
tnnee along the surveyed route was about
t.ino miles. The estimates showed the cost
tn he about ltf.Oflrt to $12,00) per mile. Tills
would make a total cost of Jj.fiOd.OflO to
High Authority.
Prof. Henry Morton, of
Stevens Institute, is recog
nized authority of chemistry.
Speaking of Dutterine, he
6ays 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
Is better than reamary But
ter and costs less. Every
housekeeper should buy it for
' fine table use and for fancy
cooking. Our Silver Churn
on each wrapper Is a guar
antee of excellence,
rmour Packing 0,
Kansas City, U. S. A.
Largest, Finest and Best
Equipped Prescription Drug
Store in the City.
successous to
J, A. 3-A.TiIjA.CjrIIE3K..
JnhmKin's Velvet Cream fur Chapped llaiuli,
!iSo bottle. One application cure.
Tltphou 2036. ie Katt Stb at.
Gbo.H. Bueckiw
1110 Walnut.
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$2,enf.ivi) for the entire cable Mr. Utile
'aid the recmt unfortunate events on Hi
island and the debates In congress cm
phaslzed the need nf a cable and he con
rldorcd the lime opportune tn commit the
government tn the simple plan.
Mr. Allen (Pop., Neb.) asked what riant
thl government had to enlrr upon the
project, "The same right," paid .Mr. Ilnlr.
"(hat .leffcrson had In adding Louisiana tn
our territory; the same right Mr. Hew aid
had In securing Alaska."
"l)oe It not look like atornnllm--nKeii
Mr, Allen. He suggested im amend
ment Hint the Hawaiian cable should al
ways remain under government ownership
and control. Mr. Allen asked what dlf
Terence there was between this proposition
in construct and own a ruble and govern
ment ownerhlp. or a inllrnftd.
Mr. Hale replied If Ihe railroad ran Into
li foreign cotimrv and Involved a iptcsllon
of foreign policy It should tand on the
same principle a n cable. Hut that did
not concede the government's right to con
struct the telegraph or railroad line, wholly
of an Internal nnd domestic character.
Mr. Ilutler (Hem., S. ) cited the I'nlted
Slates survey of the Inter.fontlticntal
Ml load running to South America.
.Mr. Allen said he was glad to commit a
repreriitatlve senator and a representative
Democratic senator as favoring govern
ment construction and ownership or n for
elgn cable or of a railroad which wa an
adjunct tn foreign commerce. He thanked
the senators for "embracing this contro
verted doctrine of Populism,"
An extended deh.ite followed n to the
constitutional right nf th" government to
own or construct railroads, telegraph and
cable line., being participated In
1'latt and .Mr. Omy.
y -Mr.
-Mr. reuer (Hep., Col.) took up some
general phases of the Hawaiian question.
He laid down the rtde of International
law that the I'nlted States was bound to
protect. Its citizens domiciled In Hawaii,
even though they were enlisted In tho
erylce of the existing government. Mr.
Teller's argument was with a view of
showing that Seerctarv Herbert had erred
In ordering that the Philadelphia, recently
sent to Hawaii, should not alTord protec
tion In mited Slates citizens who were
serving unuer tne existing government.
The senator said the secretnry of the navy
had virtually announced that American
In Hawaii who nsslsted In maintaining
mace would forfeit the protection of the
I'nlted States. In closing Mr. Teller said:
"I .rill predict the next administration,
be It Democratic. Itenuhllenn or I'nptillM,
will sue to It that the Hnwallan Island
are a part of this republic and that the
Hag of the I'nlted States files over them
as It does over us."
Mr, dray (Dem., Del.) upheld the course
of Secretary Herbert, filing many author
ities on International law. Ho was glad to
hear Mr. Teller concede the Americanism
of the Democratic party. "Hut," said Mr.
Oray, "that party does not show Its Amer
icanism by being party to a mean, paltry
conspiracy on a distant Island. It does not
trail the I'nlted States ring In the mire In
order to exhibit Its Americanism. It does
not drag n poor dusky ipieen from her
throne to Haunt Its Americanism. It seeks
other ways of showing Its sturdy American
.Mr, I'lntl read from President Cleveland's
message In ISS'l urging the Importance of
close relations with Hawaii and snylng
the establishment nf a cnble should not bo
overlooked. Ill ISSS Mr. Clevelnnd again
urged on congress the desirability of es
tablishing n submarine cable to Hawaii.
President Harrison had recommended Mm
liar action.
Mr. Ilutler asked If Hawaii Was willing
the I'nlled States should build th cable.
Ml. Perkins (ltep., Cal.) said he happened
to be able to answer Hint epiesllon. He was
Just bank from San Francisco, llefore leav
ing ne wns cnlleil on nv the minister of for
eign affairs nf the Hawaiian government
who urged the great desire nf that govern
ment that the United States should under
take the building of the cable as Hawaii
did not want rirent Ilrltnln to control the
cable. Mr. Perkins said this was the latest
declaration as to the wishes of tho Ha
waiian government. The Hnwallan Item
was laid aside until to-morrow.
As the senate wns about tn adjourn Mr.
Cnllom called up the Chicago postotllce
bill. Mr. Palmer sided In, warding off the
objections nf senators anxious to lenve the
chamber. Mr. lilanchard (Dem.. La.) ex.
nlnlned tho bill wns n substitute for the
.house bill already passed. It limited the
cost of the new building to J4.0fln.ono. The
bill thereupon passed on a viva voce vote
without opposition.
The substitute measure differs from tint
nnssed by the house and must go to a con
ference committee. The vice president
named Senators Vest, of Missouri: lilanch
ard, nf T.ouMnnn, and Morrill, of Vermont,
as the senate ennferrees.
The success In passing the Chicago bill
led other senators tn call up bills, where
upon Mr. Hnrris (Dem., Tenn.) called at
tention to the fact that only ten or twelve
senators were present. At ,",:21 the senate
held a brief executive session and then nd
journed. House rrnceeilliigs.
Washington, Feb. (!. The second day's
debate on the administration bill author
izing the Issue of no,uiii),C0O gold bonds
for the retirement of the legal tenders
and treasury notes was not productive of
marked Incident of any kind. A good
deal of confusion existed after 2 o'clock
when the committee began voting on
amendments to the bill. Most of the
amendments were defeated as rapidly as
offered. The committee on hanlctng and
currency sustained two defeats, two of the
amendments proposed by that committee
being voted down. They were the amend
ment proposing to strike out the se-tinn
providing for the payment nf customs du
ties In gold, which was allowed to stand
amended so as to make them pavable In
gold and silver, nnd that compelling na
tional banks to carry their reserve in gold
nnd sliver coin.
Mr. Bland's substitute was ruled out on
a point of order.
Mr. Iiland's bill provide in brief that
all coin obligations of the government
shall be paid 111 standard gold or silver
coins and that such payments shall bo
muuo in such coins iih may ho most ad
vantageous to the government. For the
purpose of providing the treasury with
alien coins, the duties on Imports nro to
bo paid one-hnlf In gold nnd one-half In
standard silver coins, To redeem the
trenaury notes Issued under the Sherman
act, the bullion purchased thereunder is to
be coined, not less than 310,ik,ii.i every
month. Tho treasury notes redeemed lire
to ho paid Into the treasury, The free
coinage act of IS37 Is revived nnd all au
thority to Issue bonds or to Increase the
Interest bearing debt Is revoked. To meet
tho deficiency accruing in the treasury and
to enable the secretary to set apart colli
to meet obligations of that character, the
secretary Is authorized to Issue treasurv
notes which nro to bo receivable for ail
demands of tho United States except du
ties on Imports and other coin demands.
Three Republicans and Some Hllvcr Men
Working; Aj;iliit It Ilroaiiib'
Washington, Feb. 0. Some opposition
to Mr. Ilued'H financial plan Is develop.
Ing nmonir tint Hepuldlcuns In tho house,
but whut proportions It will assume Is
n matter of doubt, I'ltr.i high tnrilf
men nro iissertlmr that tho Unit section
of (be substitute, that which provides
for the Issita of bonds, amounts In n re
cession from the Itepubllcan contention
that tho only troulilu vth tho flnnnccn
Is tho Insitlllclency of tho revenue. They
say tho Democrats luivo assumed the
responsibility of mnnliur tho govern
ment nnd should bo compelled to bear
the burden, Three Pcnnsylviinlii He.
publicans luivo como out openly iiBdlnst
the Heed measure, 'l"l with two or
three slher men nre working ngnlust It,
While some of tho free silver Hepub
licans will vote for the Heed substitute,
others nt'BUo that from n party stand
point It would be good policy to encour
nge tho Democrats to pass a bond meas
ure wltli h gold proviso.
Jtepreseutiittve Hroslus, nf Pennsyl
vania, who is a member of the banking
ii ml currency committee, says that ho
believes most of the Hepuhllcuus will
voto for the administration measure u
the end after recording tbemselvcH for
Mr. Heed's bill, but he fears the Demo
cratic defection will bo strong enough to
lie feat It,
Mr. Ilendrix (Hep., J V.), who en
deavored to bring ubout the compro
mise by which tho Democrats would ac
cept the second section of Mr. Heed's
plan, says that the prospects for legis
lation are nearly hopeless,
Calcutta, Feb. 6. A dispatch from La
hoie says there has been tuvero lighting ill
the state of Kasdikui- (also called Chltral),
between L'uiru, the khan of Juutlol, and
the Chltralis, resulting In heavy lottes on
both sides. The Chltralis were defeated.
Hmra had 4.000 men. of Whom 1.000 were
.v ,.7i7, Vih -.,--. -
uiuitu .nnu slUti
yt'lll.S 1,11. MtltlllM.Y AIIAM1HNS tllllt
rut: Hawaiian ittii't'ni.K; i'i.i.ntv
(loon n.vot'dii i on Hint.
tiii: (!(vi:ttt.Mi:NT i.ni'okmh ur.it .tust
She Is as Amenable tn the rtrpublle for
Any Complicity She .May Hate Ibid In
the l.ate Hebelllou n llefnro
Her Abdication.
Honolulu Jan. SO (via San Francisco, Feb.
O I.IIIuoknlanl has abdicated In favor of
tho republic. This Is by far the most Im
portant outcome of tho late rebellion. The
document was drawn up by A. S. Hart
well at the request of tho ex-queen. It
was presented on the USth Inst, to President
Dole, The document, according to tho
wording, was executed freely and oImi
tarlly. It wns addressed to the president
nnd goes on to say:
"Sir: After full and free consultation
with my personal friends nnd with my
legal advisers, both before nnd since my
detention by military order In the execu
tive buildlng.und acting In conformity with
their advice, and also upon my own free
volition und In pursuance of my unalter
able belief and understanding of my duty
to the people of Hawaii and to their high
est and best interests, and also for the
sake of those misguided Hnwnllans nnd
others who havo recently engaged In re
bellion against the republic, In an at
tempt to restore nip to the position of
queen, which I held prior to the 17th day
of January, 153.1, and without nliy claim
that I shall become entitled, by reason of
anything that I tuny now say or do, to
any other or different treatment or con
sideration at the hands of the government
than I otherwise could and might legally
receive, I now desire to express nnd make
known, nnd do heieby express and maku
known to yourself, ns the only lawful and
recognized bend of the government, and
to all the people of the Hawaiian islands,
whether or not they have yet become citi
zens of the republic, or are, or have been,
adherents of the late monarchy, and also
to all diplomatic and other representatives
In the Hnwallan Islands, to nil of Kliuin I
respectfully request you to cause this
statement and action of mine to lie made
known as soon ns may lie, as follows, viz:
In order to avoid any possibility of doubt
or misunderstanding on the subject, al
though I do not think that any doubt or
misunderstanding Is cither proper or pos
sible, 1 do hereby fully and unequivocally
admit nnd declare the government of the
republic of Hawaii is the only lawful gov
ernment of the Hawaiian islands, mid Unit
the late Hawaiian monarchy Is dually and
forever ended, and no longer of uny legal
or actual validity, force or effect whatso
ever; and 1 do heioby forever absolve all
persons whomsoever, whether In the Ha
waiian Islands or elsewhere, from all and
every thamier of allegiance or'oillclal obli
gation or duty in me and my heirs nnd
successors forever; and I herebj declare to
all such persons in tile Hawaiian Islands,
that I consider them as bound In duty
and honor henceforth to support and sus-
lain me government oi Hawaii."
The queeen made a plea for the Hnwnll
ans and others who took part In the rebel
lion. She hopes executive clemency will
be exeielsed ill their cases. She expresses
a deslic to live In ubsolute privacy hence
forth. The document Includes a copy of
the oath of allegiance taken by her and
"I have caused the foregoing statement
to lie piepared and drawn, and have signed
my name without having received the
slightest suggestion from the president of
Hawaii concerning the same or any part
thereof, or concerning any action or course
of my own in tho premises."
The qui en's abdication wns not unex
pected. In many quarters It Is looked upon
as a rue to secure clemency when she
appears before the military court now sit
ting. It Is not generally considered Hint
she Is sincere In making the protestation.
Since last advices evidence nf n very dam
aging character has been piled around her.
She was arrested on u military wnriant on
the pith hud. No protest was made when
the papers were served on her, mm with
out delay she was escoi ted to me execu
tive building nnd conllned In a room, where
she now remains under guard. On the
evening nf the day of her arrest her house
.vns hoaivlied.witli the result of tlndlng Ihe
largest amount of arms and ammunition at
one time since the present trouble began.
The munitions of war cuiihlsted of thirty
four lilies, eleven pistols, severnl swords,
a large amount of cartridges and twenty
one dyiinmlte bombs. The discovery of the
small nrsennl caused a meat deal nf In
dignation among all classes nnd proved
conclusively that tho ex-qneen was In
league with the lebcis.
The following day the nremlses were
searched again and n number uf damaging
papers weie found. They showed that Lil
luokalanl was certain of restoration, as. she
even went so far as to have a now cabinet
made out. It was to bo composed as fol
lows: Hubert W. Wilcox, minister of for
eign affairs; Samuel Nowelln, minister of
Interior; Charles T. Oullck, minister of II
nance, and C. Washford. attorney genernl.
For associate Justices she named Autnnii
Hosa und V. V. Atdifnrd. W, H. ltlckard
was to bn marshal, (lovernors for ihe dif
ferent Islands were elected and the new
constitution was prepared by Charles T.
(iullck. In fact, everything was In readl
nesr. for the restoration.
Arrests for treason ami conspiracy have
been numerous. In all there are about 3M
men under lock and key. This number In
cludes the prisoners of war.
It Is thought the government has under
arrest nearly all who took part In the re
bellion, Thn last of tho leaders to Mir.
render was Lot Lane, He is half while
and was considered a dangerous adversary,
lie gave himself up on the 17th, after wan
dering about the mountains for live days,
On the same day the first military court la
tho hlbtory of the Hawaiian Islands was
convened. It was rnmnoted ns follows:
Colonel William A, Whiting, Lieutenant
Colonel J. II. Fisher. Cantnlns C, W, Zelg.
ler. J. M. ('amain, Jr.. J. W. Pratt. W, ('.
Wilder, Jr, Lieutenant Jones and Captain
William McKlmiey as Judge advocate,
Tho court was called nnd named by Pros.
Ident Dole, who Is of tho opinion that under
the present circumstances better and quirk,
pr results will bo obtained than If the mat
ter was left to civil courts, A large crowd
wns In attendance, among the auditors be
ing I'nlted Stales Minister Willis and llrlt
Ish Commissioner Hnwcs, After delibera
tion the court decided to allow the oris,
oners counsel. In most of the cases Paul
Neumann wns named.
The following day Itqbert Wilcox. W. F.
I.ane, James Lane, Samuel Nowleln, Carl
Wldeman, William Craig, Henry tlerlell
man and Louis Marshall were arraigned
on n charge of open rebellion, Wilcox nnd
Nowleln, leaders, pleaded guilty. 'J'lie
others icfused in plead on the advice of
counsel and a plea nf not guilty was en.
terpd against their names. Paul Neumann
objected to tho Jurisdiction of the court,
claiming that under the proclamation of
martial law the general authority of tho
courts of the republic created by the con.
(dilution continued, and they had sole au
thority to trv persons accused of offenses
uch as bpecllled n tho charges before the
commission. ...
The court overruled the objection and the
trial has tlnco proceeded from day o day,
A good deal of Important testimony was
secured from Nowleln and Uerllemaa, who
have turned state's evidence to save their
11 c o k 8
The' murderer of Charles L. Carter has
been found. He is a hulf while curuonter
named Thomas Poole. He admitted to a
neiiva rfhel that he did the shooting.
When Wilcox took Ihe stand he told his
story In a straightforward manner. He
claimed that lie knew nothing of the
threatened outbreak until one Week before
4.U commeac,eu,
JIq said that there were 1
no I more limn 3' men at Diamond Head
Sunday when the ftrst shot of the rebellion
Win fired,
The Irhil nf Ihe temlrrs wns concluded
on the mth li.M. The finding of Ihe court
linn not been made public n y, t A inf lu
lu r of the eoitrt I quoted as mylng that
If Ihe drain penally Is Initio' I the exe
cution will take place quietly an I the pub
I'e will hot be Informed until they are
The government has furnished the As
sociated Press correspondent with n copv
of Us answer to the ex-queen. It tends ns
i:criitlvc ltiilldltig,
Honolulu, Jan. 2, ml,
Madame The document executed by ynu
pilrixirtliiH to contain your ninl'i ntlnii und
renunciation nf all Ihe saveielgn rJuhts
heretofore claimed by you has been dellv
eted on your behalf lo the president. A
yon were under nrre-t nl the time this
Instrument was flgncd, It Is deslicd, be
fore accepting and placing Ihe same nn
(lie, to liinke clear to you, Mrs. Lllluoka
liuil DomlttK In order that no ml.iindei
stuiidlng may hereafter arise, lite Views of
the government In Ihe matter.
First 'The execution of this document
ciuiunt be tnkeu to exempt you In the
slightest degree from personal and Individ
ual liability for such complicity ns due In
vestigation and trial may rhow Ihal von
had In the late conspiracy against the gov
ernment and the consequent ,vs of life,
which iiosltlon Is recognized by you In your
Second It cannot be conceded that such
right mid claims ns you volnntntllv re
linquish have h.id any legal existence
since January II. 1W1, when, bv your public
announcement Hint you no longer consid
ered yonrseir bound by Hie fundamental
law of the I, mil under which you took or
lice, nnd by which jf'ur nets In attempting,
by the mere e.xerclXir your own will, to
establish a new system of government
contract, existing between vnu nnd the
people, wns dissolved, and nil sovereign
rights theretofore vested In you were
lost, The statement by members of vour
then cabinet Hint they could not control
your innpnseil action, and their appeal to
the citizens of Honolulu for assistance
was the next step which led to a resump
tion by the people of the right of govern
ment. Third So far ns yoilr communication
may be taken to this effect, that it Is vom
desire that the republic shall be recognized
by them as tile sole nnd lawful govern
ment of the country. It Is rully appreciated.
In this connection, your unselllsli appeal for
clemency for those who took part In the
late Insurrection will receive full concld
cratlon. Ily order of the exeontlve council.
Attorney Ceneral.
Since the arrival of the Philadelphia It Is
learned from trust worthv sources that
I'nttod States .Minister Willis bus made
objections, both written nnd verbal, to the
powers of the military court now sitting,
lie seems to tnkq tho same views as Paul
Neiimau, counsel for the prisoner.!, tli.it
oitcns-es committed previous to the date
on which niartlal law w.is proclaimed
should be tried beforo a civil court and
Jury. The text of his obectons cannot
be obtained at this time, bin it Is under
stood to be ot n nature to cause the gov
ernment more uneasiness than anything
that has taken place since the beginning
of thi- rebellion.
.Mr. Clex'l.iiiil Nominates lllm for the I'nst
of l.li'titeiiaut (ieneral. Just l!e
tlteit by Congress,
Washington, Feb. (!. The president has
signed the act reviving the grade of lieu
tenant general of the ariny. last tilled by
General Sheridan. He almost slnmitan-
eously sent to the senate the nomination
of Majoi (leneral Scholleld to be lieutenant
general. In Sheildan's case the honor was
bestowed on him while ho lay upon his
No move can be made toward tilling the
vacancies that will ensue In the grades as
major general ami brigadier general until
Oener.tl Suhotleld's nomination hns been
confirmed, but nlready the applicants are
coining forward. (Jetieral Scholleld himself
was unable to-day to receive the congrat
ulations of his friends, being conllned to
his home by a severe cold.
Death anil the .Mutations of Politics Hate
lletlri'il .Many Members I'roiu
That lliid.t.
Washington, Feb. I,. A glance nt the rec
ords on Die In the clerk's olllt'O In the
house of representatives shows that there
have been no less than twenty-nine
changes In the personnel of that budy since
the time members were elected. F.levon
of these changes have been due to deaths,
llfteen to resignations ami three to mem
bers being unseated by tho house. The
number Is larger than In any congress
within thn recollection of the older house
ulllclals mid is believed to be nnequaled
since the war. Since the election of th"
members of the Fifty-third congress death
has claimed Mutchler, of Pennsylvania;
Unochs, of Ohio; Chlpinan, of Michigan;
O'Neill, ot Pensylvanln; Tilly, of Penn
sylvania; Hmick, of Ohio; Hrntinn, of
Maryland; LUt. of Kentucky: Shaw, of
Wisconsin: Wright, of Pennsylvania, and
Post, of Illinois,
Tho following members hnve resigned
their seats to accept tho places Indicated:
.Mitchell, nf Wisconsin, a seat In the iieu
nte; Lodge, of Massachusetts, a seat In tho
senate; Fltz, of New York, comptroller of
the currency of New mn; o I frr.ill, of
Virginia, tn the governorship of that com
monwealth;. Fellows, of New York, dis
trict attorney of New York city; rirawley,
of South Carolina. Judge of tho district
court of South Carolina; lllanclrinl, of
Louisiana, a seat In tho senate; Caldwell,
of Ohio, the mayoralty of Cincinnati;
Compton, of Maryland, naval nlllcer nt
llaltlmoro; C, It. Ilrecklnrldge, Arkansas,
ambissador to Hussla; Dates, of Alabama,
to Im governor of that state; Cummlngs,
of Now York, sub.wny commissioner of
the metropolis; Paynter. of Kentucky, to
be Judge of the court of nnpeals of Ken
tucky; HlncK. hf 'minors, district attorney
for the Northern district of Illinois, anil
Harrows, of Michigan, a sent In the sen
ate. This list of changes will soon be swelled
by another, Kepresentatlvo Wilson, of
Washington, who was a few days ago
elected to the senate to succeed Mr, Allen.
Tho elections take effect Immediately and
Mr, Wilson's resignation as n member nf
the house will probably be received very
soon. Mr. Hear, of Jowa, now a member
of the house, has been elected to represent
his stnte In the upper branch of the nn.
tlonal legislature. Ills term of olllce begins
on the 1th of March next,
Tho members of tho house who have
been unseated Include Joy, of Missouri;
Funstoii, of Kansas, und Ullboru, ot Cal
Iforuia. Military Tnctlci In tlio tlttawii Heboid.,
Ottawa, Kas., Feb. C (Special.) A few
weeks since Commander Fetters, of Ueorgo
II. Thomas post No, IS, a, A. ,, of this
city, received an appointment us aide on
the staff of the commander-in-chief. His
duties were dellned to be the supei vision
In Kansas of the new department of work
that the O. A, It. Is taking up all over the
country, of Introducing military Instruction
Into the public schools. Mr, Fetters began
his work ut home und on Monduy night
made a full explanation of the project to
the school board, which voted to intmd.1,-0
the tactics at ones.
zsj,.uimji-. fi .t - i .i.
comi:s on tisii: ami with tiii:
i:.vpi:cti:i) maiiihtv.
11V A 11 Mill NOItTH WIND.
nn: .Miiaciritv wii.i, iii:acii its low-
Onenf the )liit lleiiiarkiibte llllrrards That
llier Swept Oicr This Portion of
the Mute Unity Mtorms
IJsew here.
Weather Observer Connor stnrted In
yesterday to take a hand In the coal war.
lie tint his mercury down so low Hint tin
big coal concerns that have been boasting
about their low prices for several days
had lo quit tnlklng nnd go to delivering.
They hired nil the teams nnd teamsters
they could nnd and yet long before Ihc
mlddle of the ufternoon there wan hot ,1
dealer In the city that would take .111 order
anil agree to deliver It heroic Friday. It
broke their hearts, too, to see the co.il
go at $;.:."i ,1 ton, when, If the weather hail
only taken such ,1 tumble a week ago.tlii
would have got ?:!.M and RT5 for the same
The great blizzard announced In yester
day's Journal began lo make Itself fell
early In the forenoon by a dropping of tin
temperature. Hut It was not mull after
noon that the "chill" began to get em
phatic enough to be understood as a gen
uine blizzard .is blizzards go In this part
of the eoimtiy. The snow was falling dur
ing most of the day anil, whisked along
In front of a high wind. It hut tlcreeiiess
to the storm. The walks weie clear of
pedestrians save those who hastened till
way and that 1111011 business that entild
tint be postponed. The streets weie al
most given up 10 the cable cars anil coal
wagons, and the gripni.m and the coal
wagon ilrlvir ontlniied to be the hero of
the hour until a late hour last night. Anil,
seriously speaking, there was many 1111
let of heroism done yesterday by the
poor driver of the coal wagon as he slm
half frozen, to iii-i post In the face of a
lerrlllc cold blast In order to curry warmth
to some home th.it would othcrtvtt" suf
fer, while Iii-iciua1ly lie earned .1 few
cms out of each hour's suffering for tin
suppurt of his own family. Those who
wfiv out last eVfnlng caw iiianv a coal
wago.i driver uiglng his wcarv horses for
ward as he trn'keil beside them to keep
himself from freezing towanl somo sub
urban home when .il must be had be
fore the night could be passed In safely.
The cable coinp.mlis all put on oxtia
hands caily In the day and most nf n 1.
let It be said to their credit, had relief
crews to permit of half frozen grlpmcn
mm ruii'niriuis gi'iinig a waillllllg Olli'e
111 awhile dining the day. Ilvtra flagmen
wen- stationed at the crossings mid other
measures taken to pievont accidents, which
.no always more liable to happen .when
I'ttTjuouy wains 10 iiiirry, as cvervoiio
naturally did yestcidiiy. During the aft
ernoon the falling snow grew less hut the
lilting blast continued to howl aliout ihe
streets :iud oter the roof tops thiowlng
clouds of the fenthery congelation every
where, driving It through crevices Into
places tvher It was not wanted and
spi Inkling many a carpet with unexpected
l' In the top of the Itialto building
Weather 1 'lei I; Connor and his foroe of
deputies Were kept bn.-.v answering quos
lioiis ovor tin' 'plume end by moss, ngoi
I'oyn, who nrnv.'il with tures of .nqiilii
fi mn all Forts of business men anxious to
I'tsiiw what dnintlon ami what ixtienies
the blizzard was likely to leach. .l
these queries were answered with great
pillenie und faithfulness by the weather
nun while between times they "read" in
struments 11ml niade notes from which lo
write up their records I. Her when they
get time.
The storm, as shown by the reports re
ceived ycsteplnv. Is a 1 nil bleaker III
0111' lespcet, ami 111 many oilier ways pe
culiar. It came ahead of the highest
barometric pressure ever registered by
tin1 Fulled Slates servlee or weather bu
reau. The leading was llrst made In the
I'nlted States nt Helena. Mont., Tuesday
night. When the report weie received
111 Kansas I'ltv ai midnight that night
liopiitv observer ;. ;. Coup was "on
watch" la the Kansas City olllce and n
couple of newspaper men were present.
Mr. Coup thought at llrst there must be a
mistake, but after "checking" up on tho
observer at Helena he told the visitors
Dint there would be a blizzard of liitens-
Itv rarely If over before known In the
West. Thev wen- Incredulous, as Ihe ther
mometer was then rising rapidly. Hut
e.irlv yesterday morning the niithnrlHes
at Washington sent a winning over the
countrj, predicting a terrlllc cold wave to
1, 1st until Friday, with the minimum point
to be reached to-day. The cold wave II. ig
quickly went up over the Itialto building
and there it still waved at midnight last
night with the thermometer 7 dog. below
zero and still climbing down. The record
of the w outlier bureau olllce thermal read
ings with the hour of each for the day
yesterday Is: At 7 o'clock, 21 deg. above;
at S o'clock, 21 deg. above; at II, 1." above;
at lo, II above; at II. II above; 111 12, H
above; at 1, 7 above; at 2, fi above; at ;s,
I above: at 1, II above; at T, I above; at
1! o'clock, the zero mark was reached; nt
7 o'cloi k It was 1 deg. below; at S, :i be
low; at a, ."1 below; at 10, 1! below; ut 11,
7 below. This was the last 0lllrl.1t record
of the temperature made.
Assistant Weather Clerk Coup, who was
In the olllce when the midnight telegraph
ic reports came In last night, lead some
llgiires which would go lo show that al
though Kansas City was right "In It," as
usual, the cold wave was such In other
places as to let this city off compara
tively lightly. Illsniarck, N. I)., was 22
dog. below aero: Helena. Mont., jrt below;
.Minn rinuo, n oeiow -, .lines 1 u.v, .tioui.,
IS below; St. Vincent, Minn,, 22 below;
while icpnrlH from up in Canada and the
Northwest territory, where thev havo
about four feet of snow, more or less, the
minimum reached, bo far lis reported, was
8S deg. below zero.
The record at llelen.i, Mont., nt mid.
night showed that tho cold, although Hi
deg, below zero, hail begun to "let up,"
as that was a iiioillllcatlou of J deg. At
the sainii time the sky was practically
clear all over tho I'nlled Hintos west of
a lino fioni Unlveslon, Tex,, to the. Ureal
Lakes. The storm over tho gulf had
moved eastward and was going out over
tho Atlantic off the coast of Heorgla and
the Cnrolinns and Florida, The blizzard,
Observer Connor said yesterday afternoon,
appears to be passing down tho Missouri
valley nnd will pass east through the Ohio
valley, lie said thero would b heavy
fulls of snow with severe cold In the Kist,
whllo the highest barometer would pi ob
Tii.dai; 11c look far Ihe weather to Lc.ur.
Are it jkio cri'iifloii cmlmiliiiiiy the
hluhtat Mil 11 f the HllvcmnHh In Wi
jilcdity tlit: ztjtllttittl nhjim itiul the
jlotccr emtjlaiuitlo of the manth,urUh
Ihe sentiment iittiichcil to tho nntiil
ilul. There la no iiiuit u!un(c ijlt
fur Ihe lull; the ymtit or one mi
riliirril (11 yeura.
Writing Papers at Hall Price.
1034 Main Street,
ably pass Ihe region of Kansas (Ilty some
time this forenoon. The snowfall through
out wic wtst was light.
it I'Mi It V AM) (til. I).
Hundred of Appltcalliiiis Made for I'liod
mid I'liel.
The exlreiiie colli weallter yesterday
caused the olllce of the mayor to be
thronged during the enure day with ap
plicant for assistance, lie gave out ll.'i
orders for groceries and coal during the
day. Tito Fehiuiiry charity appropriation
of the council was available eterday
and the ordcis were checked out on that
fund. There jet tcimllns nearly half of
the proceeds of the John Sinter benrllt
at the Auditorium Sunday nlghl, The of
llce of the idly physician was crowdid
during the day und u large iilmihor or ad
ditional pirscrlplloils weie given out,
At the Piovldcnt Association eslerday
a pitiful lot or liiifui Innate people were
gatheied walling In line ror orders for
fuel, provisions mid clothing, Some were
without oveico.tls mid some neatly with
out shoes. It took all the force of the as
sociation to handle the iippllcitui. It
was tun cold for the men tu work on thu
rock pile and so It was necessary to give
out a great deal more unlets than usual.
Many of the poor people present would
say that they had 110 tuel and not any
thing 111 the house to cut. Most of those
111 line were men, but not a few were
women, About 11 n equal number were
whites nnd negroes. Mr. Nicholas Casey,
who Is In chin ge ot the association, said
that the cold weather would nearly double
the amount of old necessary ror them to
give out till the weather moderated
enough for the men to return to work.
The association Is In great need of trous
ers and underclothing tor men. Cast-olt
garments of any kind will be a great help
to the many needy In this city, ami
such are cordially solicited by the asso
ciation. Mono !)cla.tcil 'I ruin.
The storm seiloiisly nftrcted the train
service nt the I'nlon depot and the bulle
tin boitid was full of notices to the effect
that various trains were from one hour to
three und four hours late. In two In
stances the legend "Abandoned" was put
upon the hoard. The Missouri Pneltlc train
rrom oenvcr. due ut r:l p. in., was nuiiu
iloueil, and Hie south bound train for Lit
tle Hock, usually leaving at 9:20 o'cluck at
night, was nisei abandoned
The Itock Island tialn for Denver and
the West got as far as MiFarland, Kus..
and wns theie snowed up. There Is no
telling when It will icsuine Its Journey.
The Ititrllugtou service wns conslderiibly
crippled. The train on the IIalinlb.il road
due here nt 10:."0 p. m. was two hours lute.
The Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council
Hltiffs truln from the north was iiIfo two
hours late. The train from Omaha due
here ut 5:"i p. in. was two houru behind
The I'nlein Pacific service was not mate
rially impaired, though the tiulns 011 that
system were a little late.
The .Missouri, Kunsas & Texas train rreuii
Ihe south Is snowed In nt Paula, Kus. The
train Is iltte here nt rt:2.i p. 111.
The rnloii depot wns made the rendcz
tnus during the evening of a number of
suspicious characters, but the depot police
soon Informed them that their room was
more valuable to the public than their com
pany and they left In short order.
An Alllbleil .Mail Itesiucd.
A man eiune very near freezing In the
open street In the central portion of the
city, last night, because, on account of in
Ill initios-, he was unable to talk and mnke
his sufferings known and could milv drag
himself slowly about. Ilesldes this the on
to! tunatc inuii hail been drinking, lie was
H Palmer, a mute, with pnrallzed lower
limbs, and ho was found on the sidewalk
mar Seventh nnd Main streets by a po
liceman at ii o'clock Inst night In 11 half
frozen condition. Palmer wns sealed ,11
the street corner und had been giving to
passers-by printed cards soliciting assist
ance. When he hi came numb with cold
he tried to drag himself nlong to some
place of shelter. A policeman saw the
man .was suffering and went to his assist
ance niiar had him removed to the Central
police station, where he was given a warm
place during the night.
Aid l-'roni the County Cmirt.
The county court yesterday grunted the
Provident Association 1111 order on tin
county treasurer for Sl.r.in for the relief of
the poor during this severely cold wi other
and Inasmuch as iln Plow. lent Asso, !a
th.ii is in tiry nei ,ly i-trciiiiuitnin'- , u.. ,r.
the court agreed 10 give nnuthi. si, ,1111 if
ihe city would give .1 like film. Secretary
Y. L. Casey and Dliecturs W. c. Scnri.i
and Langston llacon appi.iro'' before the
court and made the statement.- of '.icti,
and illed the petition. Tly afterwards
went with Coiiiiiy Counselor Waters to
the city hall to see what M-ivor Davis
would agree to do aliout p on the part ,,f
t'ie city, but the m.tvur was not Pi his
olllce. The matter was put over inuii m.
Igli Wind 11111I Very Cold Weather
All (Iter the Mate,
St. Joseph, Mo., Fell. . The thermom
eter hovered from " above to 1 below zero
all day ami a high gale drove what snow
fell Into drifts, Ilusluess wns almost en
tiiely suspended here-. The railroads
weie great sitlfeiers, all trains being trom
one to eight hours late ami some aban
doned. Not a wheel Is moving 011 the
I'nlon P.telllo. The west bound passenger
is snowed ill at F.tlrliiii'v
and the east
and llanmer.
on the lino to-
bound between Maiysvllle
No trains will be sent out
lloldeii i'ltv, .Mo., Feb. i!. (Special.) A
sudden fall In tetiipernturo and rlslnc winds
from the north hnvo brought up a blizzard
which Is 1 aging furiously. . line Ml(m
falling anil It promise to be one of ihe
worst storms of tho season, If not In many
A lllliinl of I'nprri'i'driili'il Seicrlly
.Sweeps flier Ihe Minitower
Wlchltn, Kns Feb. fi.-.(Hpecal.) IVopJo
who havo lived here for twenty years say
they have never beforo known such bail
weather as has been experienced here to
day. At 7 o'clock this morning tho ther
mometer wns H'i nbovo zoro; to. night It Is
S deg, below, with tho wind blowing thhty
llvo miles 1111 hour. A gale from tins north
baa been raging all day, nnd snnd and
frozen snow havo been o thick In the nlr
iib to utmost preclude walking, Hcpons
from exposed villages on thu praliles say
tho blizzard is terrlllc, and that the surfer.
Ing iiniong tho settlers must bo Intense.
Thn wind (s Impelling railroad travel und
drifted snow has stalled n passenger tiiiin
on tho Wichita H Western.
Keneca. Kus., Feb. ii, (Special.) A raging
stoini nf mow and wind set In this morn
ing, and has continued all day, with no
signs of abatement. Tho mercury has turn,
bled to 10 below zero, with prospects of Its
being W before morning. All trains here
luivo been iibnndnned, and much dainago
to telegraph companies.
I.cuvenwoith, kus,, l'eb. 0. A special to
tho Times from Lebanon, Kits., tays: Tho
woist sand storm that was over known
lu'io commenced about 3 o'clock this morn,
lug. It has not abated ut Ihls writing (3
P. m.). All trains are blocked, theio living
live feet of bund on the tracks here.
Coffuyville. Kits,, Kfli. U. (.Special.) Ono
of the woist bllzzauls of thu season set tu
hero thin afternoon ut 2 o'clock. A, ten Hie
galo Is blowing fiom tho north, uccom
panled by a blinding snow.
1'cu hotly, Kus., Feb. ti. (Special.) A tcr
rltlo blizzard has been raging hero to-day.
Tho temperature has fallen 12 deg. In the
past twelve hours.
Junction City. Kas., Feb. 6 (Special.) It
has been many yea is since u moie tcrrlllo
storm bus visited lYntral Kunsas. A lierco
wind has been blowing from the north all
day, blinding clouds uf biiow und dirt havo
filled tho air, und suspended all business.
At 1! o'clock to-night tho mercury stands
ut nearly 4 below zero, und Is fulling rap
idly. Lawrence, Kits., F'.b. tr.-vSpecLil. 3110
Hidden, Mo.. Fell. i:.-(Spoc!ul.) A blind
ing snow storm has been raging in this
vicinity since noon lo-dav which promises
to terminate in n real Western blizzard.
I In1 thermometer dropped 20 deg. since
12 o'clock.
ste.litll.i Air, i.'.a, e: ,...!.. 1 . , ,
, ,-, ', "" - , .-,.... ,,., .iioMiier
blizzard Is pievaillngoverCentr.il .Missouri
Snow is drifting bull) and Is llkelv to de.
lay all night tiains. The temperature has
f.il en, 2 deg. during the day and at 7
o'clock to-night Is 2 deg. below zero and
tailing so rapidly that the predicted 1; deg.
below before to-morrow morning Is likely
to be reached. Hlectrlc cats In this citv
are at 11 standstill mid Hie strong north
wind innkfu u':ilU Iiil- vlr.,,o.l .ll,ii..,.i.
7VmvniIure ivlnM JIn(mum, ?,' fair
(niiiiii, 7t.
7'uMlil(looV ortht UMther to bs an und
It's time now to put your
thoughts on Silks for it's but
a few days before the great
sale Monday, Feb. i r.
liver since the great sill: sale
of a year ago we have been
getting ready for this one, and
it shall be characterized by the
linornious Quantities,
Elegant Qualities,
Many Varieties,
Unparalleled Prices,
From the silk markets far
and near we've gathered. Three
continents have come to our
assistance; three continents
have handed to us the best re
sults of their knowledge and
experience in silks China,
Japan, Paris, Lyons and
America have emptied a col
lection of their choicest fabrics
upon our shelves, and among
this medley of designs, color
ings, qualities, weights and
values, we're prepared to meet
every variety of want.
These silks are all entirely
new have just come out of
the cases, and but a few weeks
off the steamers. And the
prices are the lowest we've
ever known.
Elegant Black Faille Fran
caise, excellent for wear, hand
some in finish, thorough in
weave. The threads nre intcr
weaved and locked so they can't
slip. Our sale prices will be
the lowest ever quoted on such
grades all of these silks have
been bought so that we can sell
them at such a price that it will
pay you to lay in a season's
Fancy Black Silks and Satins
in scores of varieties.
co pieces of Checked and
Swivel Taffetas blacks and
colors and the prices about a
half or two-thirds what you'd
expect to pay.
775 pieces of Cream Habtitai
Silks and every one new.
The elegant combinations in
Plaids, the beautiful new de
signs in Stripes, the exquisite
work in Figures and Flowers
will all be offered in this gi
gantic sale.
Il'o he font (inn. I 1
Mxri: oits to
lillrzard that struck Lawrence began about
s i.'cliM'k lids morning, und the wind hns
been blowing sand and lino snow nil day.
The Inclinometer siiadlly fell mull at s
oVIoch to-uiuht It was Im low zeio It wan
almost Impossible for man or beast to fuco
the stoini.
Wlnllild, Kus. Feb. 1; (Hpe. lal.) Tho
I'tonn struck I1010 nt ;i" ibis morning. Tho
thermometer tell tioni 20 deg. nbove zero
in two hums, and Is now at I deg below.
The iluiit mid snow wi'le so blinding that
It was Impossible for one to fuco the storm,
and tin' lew fanners who hail como to
town ihls morning nre forced 10 stay till
the storm subsides. Due family In tho
north part or town weie cauglit without,
coal, ninl are being cared for by neighbors,
Set era I have npplled to the city for fuel,
and have 1 11 supplied. .Mr. Hunter, a
draymuii, had Ids cars frozen.
(iuthrle, 11 T., Feb. (i. (Special.) Tho
woist blizzard for years struck hero this
llioining. and Is raging with great fury
to-nlRht. The wind Is blowing 11 hull Icane,
nnd the intiiisc cold will cause much suf
fering. Atchison, Kac, Feb. (',. Advices from
along tho Central Ilranch railroad In
.Nnriheru Kiiiisuh are to the etfect that tho
stonu Is tho most severe In years. Tho
IheriiinuictiT has fallen 3U deg, since S
o'clock this iminiliig, und n regular bliz
zard Is laglng. The air was ho tilled Willi
muni and snow this morning that pcoplo
in 11 number of places were compelled to
light lamps In their houses. Trnlns hnvo
been delayed somewhat, hut Ilia lines uro
still 1.
Abilene. Kus., Feb, i;.-(Spccl.iI.) A sc-ti-ie
storm of snow, dust uiul wind has
raged nil day, the severest of thu winter.
Weather li Intensely cold,
Independence. Kus., 1'cb. . (Special,) A
terrible bllzzui'd I null llio Northwest struck
hero this morning, und Is now raging over
ibis pan of tho Mute. The temperature.
Is near zeio, and is still fulling, c'onsld
criiblo snow and sleet ttill this afternoon,
but It Wuk quickly coveicd by n lino sand,
which tills the nlr. probably coming from
e. band btoini further northwest. It a
feared that fair wheat will bo Injured by
tho 1 out Inued cold weather, us tho snow
Is drifted bndly, and does not cover It.
Tho .Missouri I'acltlc train from Kunsas
City, duo hero tit S;3i, Is stuck 111 a know
di If t between Vernon nnd Yates Center,
llfly miles north of here, and It can not bo
told when It can get nut. All tho through
trclshts 011 this illvUloii of tho Missouri
I'aclltu bate not been rlllinltnr lo.ilav nn
account of thu snow drifts nnd tho water
tanks being frozen.
Hinpoil.i, Kas., Feb, ii. (Special.) The se
verest wind storm for ye.u prevails here,
with the thermometer below zero and still
falling IVoplii. as, well . as live stock,
will suffer severely. Ilnllroad tralllo Is sad-
ly lutvrfi'ieit with, The Howard branch
uf the Santa Fa Is entirely blocked, many
cuts being tilled with dust, sand und snow,
Kallna. Kas., Feb. 6 (Special.) A blind
ing sand storm, uccom pan ted by a (lurry of
snow and the temperature 6 deg. below
zero miiUe a blizzard here to-duy without
precedent. The sand and dirt have drifted
into huge banks, until travel of all kinds
has entirely iuiendel. The extreme cold
will causa much suffering throuahout tho
Noi-lhwest. ns tho storm extends beyond,
tho state line.
I'ittsburg, Kas. Feb, 6. (Special.) X
blizzard began here ubout 10 o'clock this
forenoon which has Increated In inten
sity until to-night. It is a freezing gala
from the northwest. The air Is tilled with
frozen particles which brulte the faces of
t'outluusU ou ttkgv Hi

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