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KANSAS OtTY, .1UN13 18, 1895.
Tired Feeling
Wo would suggest that you
take a rest ou ono of thoso
Which wo show in such largo
variety and liandsorao pat
terns tho prices aro so rea
sonable that you will bo suro
to buy if you sco them.
Furniture & Carpet Co.,
isie to ias4 main. R
rtuy Trunks, Valises and Telescope Cases
from the manufacturer. You will get bet
ter goods and cheaper.
We use liest material and workmanship.
Knowing what they aro, will furnish writ,
ten guarantee for three years, with each
good trunk or valise.
Trunks from J1.B0 to J23.00.
Valises, 83c to j:0.00.
Usual discount to teachers and clergy
men. Ask for catalogue. It pays to buy
from us. .
Store. 0S0 Main St.
Factory, 11 ntul 117 W. 7th St.
N. M. FRELINQ, Prop.
We Decorate
The Town.
That Is, wo sell Wall Paper all over the
city, and nro prepared to frame all
sizes and kinds of pictures. This week we
will sell Wall Paper and Frames 23 per cent
less than any other store In tho city. Get
their prices then come and see us.
1205-7 Grand Avenue.
1321 Grand Avenue.
For genuine bargains or values that can
not be duplicated elsewhere In Gilt Wall
We have 2,0 Japanese Lanterns, Cc, 8c
and 10s each,
We will furnish completo line of Fire
works and Flags for tho Fourth of July.
1321 Grand Avenue.
Reserve- Agents Named mid Olllrlal ChangoH
Appruvcd by tho Comptroller.
Washington, June 17. (Special.) The
Metropolitan National bank, of Kansas
City, was to-day made reserve agent for
the First National, of Davenport; Na
tional Bank of Commerce, Kansas City,
reserve agent for ottumwa National, of
Ottumwa. la.i Merchants' I.acledo Na
tional, of at. Louis reserve agent for
First National, of Chlllicothe.
Changes In -Missouri bank olllctals were
approved, as follows: Merchants' I.acledo
National bank, of St. Louis, James 1-3.
Yeatman, vice president; D. H. Francis,
second vice president; George B. Hoffman,
assistant cashier,
An Appointment Well Itccelved,
Sednlla. Mo Juno 17.-(SpeclaI.) The
nppolutment to-day by Governor Stone of
George F. Longau as Judge of the Thir
tieth Judicial district is approved by all.
regardless of party. The new judge was
bom in Pettis county thirty-nine years
ago, lie studied law in the otllco of Hous
ton & llothwell, of this city, and was ad
mitted to the bar in l&SO. He was a mem.
ber of the legislature in 1&S3, served one
term as city attorney, und for two terms
was prosecuting attorney of rettls conuty,
Short In III Account.
Ellsworth, Kus Juno 17. (Special.) Ir.
vln Itlack, treasurer of school district 23,
Ellsworth county. Is under arrest, charged
with a shortage in his accounts of about
$2,0i)0. lie claims he never received the
money, but receipted for It to ex-Treasurer
Dick In order to help him out ut the time
of the Dick defalcation for $30,000 in Octo.
ber last. Ulaclc is out on 3,00o bond.
and cuaranteis of TITLE. I
Talaphon 8038. 10 East flih SI. I
We have discovered that by holding the
points of your collar over live steam they
will bend over themselves without break
ing. The process Is patented and we ure
the patentees. Other laundries can't do
them this way, and so will keep on break
ing them for you. In future let us WASH
your collars and we will leave them for
you to wear out. Call and Bee It work and
be convinced. Turning a collar Is like turn
ing a. piece of wood it must be steamed.
1333 and 1335 Kat Twelfth Street,
1U West Ninth Street,
Bl'4 Wyandotte Street,
kUttui CvautcUea.
A Meeting nt Clcrjrtnen Ilrlit In Jfew York
ltercntly HnggMtii I'niir I'rlnrlplM
Whereon I'nttr.lnnt Churches
May Unite.
New York, June 17. A meeting of cler
gymen representing nil denominations of
the l'rolestnnt church was held In this
city recently. It Is regarded as a most Im
portant step In the direction of Christian
Dr. Edward II. Coc, of the Dutch He
formed faith, said that the rlvatry dl
played In foreign fields by the mlsslonnrlcs
of various Prolealnnt denominations
nmounled practically to n scandal nnd was
calculated to thwart the efforts of Chris
tianity, since even the moat slmplo mind
ed heathen could hardly fall to draw the
conclusion that n reunion which so widely
divided factions of Its own believers was
not Ideal.
"I do not understand," he said, "that the
meeting of Juno 4 wns for the purpose nt
forming a new organization among Protest
ants. It was to open tho way for clergy
men of nil denominations to get together
and discuss vhnt arc known as Lambeth
articles of common fnltli."
Tho meeting wns held In Orace house,
adjoining Clrnce church, and tho name
adopted was the League of Catholic Unity.
Professor Charles W. Shields, of Prince
ton, wns chosen president nnd ltev. Chaiin
cry Langdon, of Providence, secretary anil
treasurer pro tern. The clrculnr sent out
snys: "Without detaching ourselves from
the Christian bodies to which we severally
belong or Intending to compromise our re
lations thereto, or seeking to Interfere
with other efforts for Christian unity, we
accept as worthy of the most thoughtful
consideration the four principles of church
unity proposed by the bishops of the
Protestant Episcopal church at Chicago in
KSO nnd amended by the Lambeth confer
ference of 1SSS ns follows: The Holy
Scriptures of the Old and New Testament
ns containing nil things necessary to sal
vation and ns being the rule and ultimate
standard of faith.
" 'Tho Apostles' creed ns the baptismal
symbol nnd the Nlceno creed ns the suf
ilclent statement of the Christian fnlth.
" "Tho two sacraments ordained by Christ
himself baptism nnd tho Supper of the
Lord ministered with unfailing use of
Christ's words of institution and of the el
ements ordained by Him.
" 'The historic Kplscopato locally ndnpt
ed In the methods of Its administration to
the varying needs of the associations nnd
peoples called of God Into tho unity of His
church.' "
This letter was signed: Congregational,
R. Benjamin Andrews, David Nelson
Hench, George Dana Donrilman, Armory
II. ltradford, D. C. .Moore, 1'hllUti S. Mo.von.
nplscon.il Edward Abott, William Da
Dose, William It. Huntington, William
Cliauncey Langdon, Ilnndolph H. McKIm,
Henry Y. Satterlee, George Williamson
Presbyterian Thomas O. Apple, Charles
A. Ilrlggs. Edward U. Coe, Charles Cuth
erbert Hall, C. S. Harrlmer, J. U. Ilcmcn
Snyder, Charles W. Shields.
lie Cannot Speak nt tho Topeka Silver Con
ference To-ilny Prospect Not Knrour-
aglug for a Itonslng Sleeting.
Topeka, Has.. June 17. (Special.) The
prospects for the silver convention to-mor
row are not very cheering.
Senator Stewart, who had accepted an In
vitation to be present, notified the commit
tee by telegraph to-day that it would bo
Impossible for him to come. His telegram
Is as follows:
"Louisville. Ky June 1G.
"J. H. Chapman, Topeka, Kas.
"Am enlisted in Kentucky silver fight;
can't bo with you. Itestoratlon of silver,
the only hope to stop falling prices and
destruction of American homes. No other
Issue of Importance compared with the ne
cessity of breaking the gold corner. Ono
more gold president will down the Ameri
cans to servitude, perhaps, for all time.
Four-llfths of the American people are op
posed to any kind of money, the purchasing
power of which grows In a safe.
"The growing purchasing power of money
must be stopped. We can do It with silver
nnd with nothing else. Tho government Is
In the 'hands of the enemy. Give It no
more until the people acquire control. Let
Kansas lead und enough will follow to re
store the government to tho people.
However, Congressman Sibley Is expected
to be present and address the convention.
The following telegram has been received
from him:
"Franklin, Pa., Juno 16, 1S03.
"Editor Topeka Democrat, Topeka, Kas.
"I will tirrlve In Topeka Tuesday fore
noon, leaving Wednesday. Will speak aft
ernoon or evening as desired.
Tho out of town delegations have not yet
commenced to materialize and there Is no
prospect of a representative gathering from
over the state.
It Is Denied That Any Arrangements Have
Been Made With the Defaulting
Dakota State Treasurer.
Dcadwood, S. D., Juno 17. State Treas
urer Phillips received advices to-day that
W. W. Taylor, cx-stato treuMirer of South
Dakota, would bo surrendered to tho au
thorities at Pierre on Tuesday.
In nn Interview with Governor Sheldon,
who Is now In Dcndwood, and Treasurer
Phillips, tho Associated Press was Informed
by both gentlemen that tho stories so free
ly published In Eastern papere within tho
last few days to the effect that a com
promise had been effected with tho de
faulter and his bondsmen, which practi
cally allows Taylor to go free anil to re
tain the greater part of his stealings, is
absolutely without foundation. Taylor will
bo compelled to make restoration In full,
nnd m action on his part or the part of his
bondsmen to this end will mitigate the ue
grco of his crime or lessen his punishment.
The governor and Treasurer Phillips aro
both authority for tho statement that tho
state will not lose a cent; that property of
suiilclent value to more than cover Taylor's
defalcation tins been turned over to the
statu by Taylor and his bondsmen, and
that, notwithstanding this, tho cmo against
hi in will be pushed with as much severity
as though it had been undertaken against
a less prominent criminal.
Miscount on win:i:r.s.
Contention to Bo Held In Kediilln to For
ward the .State's lutireU.
Sedalla. Mo., June 17, (Special.) All ar
rangements are completed for holding the
"Missouri on Wheels" convention in this
city on Wednesday. The committee In
charge expects delegates from nearly every
county In tho state and tho convention will
be composed of representative business
men, who are zeatous In behalf of Missouri,
The Sedalla board of trade selected the
following delegates to-day to represent Pet.
tis county: S. H. Heller, D. II. Smith, J. H.
Mertz, William Heck, Sr E. W. Stevens,
II. II, Mureun, F. B. Meyers, C. E. Ilgen
frltz. W. E. Ilarde, John G, Yeater, J. II.
Quigley. C. E. Messerly, J. H, Bothwell,
p. O, Hastaln, D. C, Metsker, J. U. Van
riper, C, E. Yeater. M. G. Bent ley. J, N.
D.ilby, A, C. Baldwin, V. B. Wfsker. J,
West Goodwin, John II, Itlce. P, B. Strat
tou and '.. i Bailey,
The Ordinance Wu Merely n Joke.
Atchison, Kas., June 17. (Special.) The
Atchison city council, at a special meeting
held this evening, repealed an ordinance
Imposing a. license of fid a. year upon all
physicians and attorneys. The ordinance
was passed as a joke upon certain mem
bers of tho council, and resulted in a state
ment being published broadcast that an
occupation tax had been established, which
wus not the cube.
Steam CeUit;cUou.
A 1'K.VIt SltAl'l.t) tfOtHI t'AltlllLS DE
Twr.t.vn pkopi.k Am: sunniest, v in.
,itmi:i iuit .no t.tvi:s lost.
At 4 O'clock Veslrnliiy livening the Utile
Town of Hurt runt, In l.)m County,
Was Visited by n Terrific Mind
Storm, Which Caused
Much Destruction
nmporln, Kns Juno 17. (Special,) A
frightful tornnclo occurred nt 4:20 this
evening: nt Hnrtfonl, fourteen miles
south of here. Twelve or fifteen houses
were totally destroyed nnd many others
Tho storm struck the town from tho
southwest nbottt 1 o'clock, ntul swept
through tho southeast part, destroying
houses nnd barns, uprooting orchards
nnd twisting off large shade trees, cut
ting a. clean path nhout ninety feet in
width, leaving nothing but foundations
of houses nnd stumps of trees behind.
Not less thnn fifteen residences were
totally destroyed, hardly a vestige re
maining; in most cases. So fnr ns can
bo learned about twelve persons were
Injured. Some It Is thought must die
of their hurts, but none is reported ns
killed outright. The list of Injured so
far ns can bo learned to-night Is ns fol
lows: J. A. Law-son, probably fatally,
nnd his wife seriously; Mrs. Mary B.
Itawson, very badly, her daughter, aged
ID, badly cut In the homl and another
daughter, aged IS, not so seriously; Mrs.
II. K. Smith, seriously. Many others
were hurt but none seriously. Among
the residences destroyed were those of
Mrs. M. E. Ilawsan, Judge W. .1. Combs.
Cnptnln Collins, L. F. Dudley, J. A.
Thompson, W. J. Itoot, Godfrey
Schwartz nnd others. Stuckey's flour
mill and barns were nlso destroyed. Tho
residence of Clarence Cooley had the
roof lifted off and demolished. A pe
culiarity of the storm wns the clean
cut path It made. In some lnstnnces
part of a house was swept awny ns If
cut by tin immense cleaver, tho other
portion remaining standing. No reliable
estimate can be made of tho damage.
Some put It ns low ns 110,000, others say
It will foot up three or four times this
F. H. Tucker, of this city, who wns on
a train from tho south which arrived at
Hartford a few minutes before the
storm, gives a vivid description of It3
development and tho awful wreck It
left in Its path. Ho says that while
looking out of tho car window his at
tention wns called to a pear shaped
cloud off to tho southwest about a mllo
or more. It was very white, like steam,
much resembling a balloon, even to tho
basket hanging below. It wns so small
nt first It seemed Impossible that any
harm could bo in it, although some of
the passengers immediately exclaimed,
"It Is a cyclone and It Is coming this
way." In a few minutes an they watched
It the "basket" of tho balloon seemed
to stretch out suddenly until it reached
tho earth. In a moment a roar was
heard and dirt, dust and everything
in its path seemed to bo torn from tho
earth and carried straight up Into the
air and In a few seconds were seen Hy
ing In every direction. He says ho par
ticularly noticed the first house struck
and It seemed to bo bodily lifted up Into
the air, and In a second only fragments,
mixed with beds and bedding, furniture
of all kinds, oven a stove, wore Hying to
all points of tho compass, So entranced
wero tho passengers by tho wonderful
scene anil so quickly did tho storm ap
proach that not a thought had so far
entered their hends as to their own
danger until somo ono shouted, "It's
coming straight fur this car." Then
several inquiries wero made ns to what
was best to do. A Methodist preacher
solved the problem by jumping for the
door and exclaiming, "I'm going for tho
open prairie," and away ho How with
nil tho rest following as fast ns pos
sible, Tho twister camo straight for
tho enr until within fifty feet of it, then
suddenly darted off in an easterly di
rection and passed just In the rear of
tho train, tearing through a less densely
populated part of tho suburbs and on
across the Neosho river, which it seemed
to Jump and then to rise Into tho air
and dissolve,
They Wreaked Dovuntiillon at tho Homo of
William MolU In IClclmrdsoii County,
Nebraska Curious Freak.
Omaha, Neb., June 17. A special to the
Bee from Stella, Neb., says: One of the
worst tornadoes ever seen In ltlchardson
county visited the home of William Stoltz,
four miles southwest of this place, at 2:39
p. m. Tho storm was first seen when
about one mile south, where three funnet
shuped clouds came together and formed
one. It did not strike tho ground until
within a few rods of the west side of Mr.
Stoltz's grove. It took everything In its
path, and after the storm passed nothing
could be eeen of the barn, two corn cribs,
windmill und granary, except a pllo of
broken timbers. A mule, which was stand
ing In the barn, was picked up and carried
thirty rods and disemboweled. A line
mare was Injured so badly that she had to
be shot; about OoO bushels of grain were
scattered to tho four winds, and 200 chick
ens were killed; one live chicken and six
dead were fuund, after the storm, half a
mile east of the farm. Three wagons and
one buggy wero entirely demolished, and
not enough could be found to make one
Mr. Stoltz, his wife and 6lsc children were
In the cellar when the storm struck the
house. The sltinglcs were torn off and all
the windows on the east side were broken.
As the house stood In the edge of the
storm, this was the extent of damage. The
Ma fiKhwd u a latai wreck & &u ita
feming, ntul other Improvement! are en-tlri-ly
demolished. Mr. Stoltz's los Is
about J.in, partly covered by insuranre.
Another special to the Bee from Denlson,
la., nay-si This morning about 3M o'clock
a heavy wind lnrm passed over this coun
ty and nt places assumed tornndo pro
tHirtlnns. There Is srapcely n vnrd In Den
lson that Is not strenn with trees and
branches. Iteslilenees nre pretty well shat
tered, fences and outbuildings blown over
and wliuliiivs ntul doors blown lit. A burn
belonging to 'Squire Homl, Just east of
town, was moved nnd three valuable cows
killed. Dr. Mueller's horse wiw killed liv
lluhtnlng. The storm was worse about
eight miles west. In Paradise township,
nenr Klnwood. Tho house of John Hose
was demolished, and Mrs. ltoe has died
from Injuries received. Mr, Itose had his
shoulder dlslocaled. Their tmhy was car
ried some dlslrtneo from thi house, but Was
found, wrapped In n mi tit. unhurt.
A llmrnpniir nl 1'lttshtir.T.
liltslmrg, Kns June 17. (Special.) A
perfect downpour of rain occurred here
this evening, more water falling thnn nl
any lime for years In the same length of
time. The rnln was accompanied by 11 very
heavy thunder storm.
llolilen, .Mo., June 17.-(Speclat.) The
heaviest rain that has fallen In this sec
tlnh In the same space of time commenced
nt about (1 o'clock this evening ami for
about nn hour came down in sheets, being
driven by n strong northwesterly wind.
Much damage was done by tho wind, trees
being broken down, outhouses overturned
nnd window panes broken, At S o'clock
the wind had subsided, but the rain, con
tinued. flnnil Itnln nt I'lensntitnn.
lieasnnton, Kns June 17. (Special,)
This county was visited bv another good
r.iln this evening and the people tire high
Iv pleased over the outlook for big crops,
The wheat, which looked very poor a few
weeks ago, will be over a half crop. The
recent rains havo made the oats a big
yield nnd the corn never looked better at
this time of the year.
Mniijr Delegates Arriving nt Cleveland III-
kins mid Kinns for President of the
League Allison's llooni.
Cleveland, O., June 17.-.Many delegates
and visitors have already arrived to attend
tho Itcpubllcan National League conven
tion, which begins on Wednesday. Among
those who reached the city to-day was Sec
retary A. E. Humphrey, Chicago.
"The arrangements provided for taking
care of the convention," he snld "are Ilrst
class, nnd the Indications nre that the
meeting will be one of the most successful
ever held by .the league.
"President Tracy will bo here on Tues
day," the secretary continued, "ahead of
the delegation, nnd the Marquette Club, of
Chicago, Is coming on si special train, I
Just received some good news in a letter,
to the effect that Senator Warner Miller
I coming with the New York delegation,
Profes-sor George Canton, of the New York
school of economies. Is coming on the New
York train to answer the sllvcrltes, should
occasion demand it, nnd Professor Will
iams of Brown university, will also be
The ladles' reception committee will open
headquarters nt the Hollenden, with Mrs.
Catherine W. T. Avery In eharge. Mrs, J.
Ellen Foster, president of the Woman's
Republican Association of tho United
States, Is expected to- reach the Hnl
lenden to-morrow. It Is now reported that
Senator-elect Stephen 13. Elklns, of West
Virginia, has entered the race for tho pres
idency of the league, and that he will come
to town with the WcsUVlrglnla delegation
In the hope of winning a victory against the
McAIpin forces. The New Yorkers are en
trenched In the bollcf that their candidate
cannot by any possible, chance be beaten.
There Is a quiet but strong undercurrent
of sentiment favoring -II. Clay Evans, of
Tennessee, for president of the league, and
tho strength which he may develop depends
upon his willingness if. allow his friends to
lormnuy present jiis name ueioro the con
vention. One of the early far Western arrivals Is
Frank W. Blcknell. low.i member of the
National League. Mr. Hlckncll Is the ed
itor of the Des .Moines. la.. State Iteglster,
nml it Is In touch with the politics of his
"Are the people of Iowa going to demand
free silver?" he was asked.
"No, sir; we aro going to he very con
servative on that point. We believe In
keeping quiet on that question. It Is not
the province of this convention to formu
late or even touch upon the policies of the
ltepulilican party. We stood with Senator
Allison In his speech that he made at the
littsburg-Ainerfcus Club banquet on
Grant's birthday, which Is for bimetallism.
You may safely say that tho Iowa delega
tion will vote as a unit against a silver
platform outside of tho one adopted at
"Will Iowa boom Allison for president of
the United States?"
"We will boom him certainly, but not
this week. We believe In being courteous
and don't propose to do anything In Ohio,
on Governor McKInley's own ground."
Iteturns Prom County Conventions Heltl
Yesterday Indicate Defeat for tho
White .11. till Adtoentes.
Louisville, Ky., Juno 17. County con
ventions were held In every county In
Kentucky to-day to elect delegates to tho
state Democratic convention which
meets In this city on June io to nominate
a full state ticket.
Tho political situation In Kentucky
just now is attracting universal atten
tion on account of the split In the party
over tho financial platform. Senator J.
C. S, Blackburn Is leading the silver fac
tion, together with Hon. P. Watt Hard
in, cx-scorotary general, now candidate
for governor. C'asslus Mnrcellus Clay,
Jr,, Is tho opposing randlduto for gov
ernor. He has steadfastly refused to
make any declaration on the financial
Tho battle for sound money is not
won nor enn the free silver leaders rest
upon their oars. Although returns
havo been received from nearly all tho
counties, tho financial problem Is still
unsolved. In the raco for nomination
for governor in Laulsvlllo nnd Jeffer
son counties to-day, .Mr. Clay gained
control of tho party machinery nnd a
solid Clay delegation wus selected. Ho
also carried the cities of Lexington,
Paris, Muysvlllo nnd F.llzabethtown.
General Hardin found most of his
strength In the country.
More unlnstructed delegates will como
to this convention than ever beforo In
tho history of Kentucky iolltlcs. There
are 113 counties having S78 votes, HO
being necessary to a choice.
Reports from slxty-llvo counties re
ceived at 12 o'clock, with fifty-four (o
hear from, gavo Hardin 1S2 instructed
votes, Clay 152; unlnstructed. 211; favor
ing sound money platform, ICO; for free
silver, 150, and unlnstucted, 275.
The KiiqulrerV Figures.
Clnclnnattl, O., Juno 17, The Enquirer
has convention returns from forty
seven of tho 119 counties In Kentucky.
Theso fifty counties have -ISO of the S7S
delegates to tho Democratic state con
vention of June 25. The Enquirer's re
ports classify tho 4S0 delegates on the
money question as follows:
Instructed for gold, 207; instructed for
silver, 142; unlnstructed, 131. As to
preference for governor the classifica
tions are: Instructed for Clay, 201; In
structed for Hardin, 202; unlnstructed
and doubtful, 74.
These reports nre from counties hav
ing: the largest delegations.
Mr. Ilruu at llooinlllo.
Bconville. Mo., June 17. (Special.) Hon.
J. W. Bryan spoke here this afternoon,
advocating the free coinage of sliver at
the ratio of 10 to 1. independently of any
European nation. The audience was large
ly composed of Democrats. Mr. Bryan
made a good Impression.
Cornice Worker Killed.
Washington. June 17. (Special.) llobert
Phillips, a cornice worker who fell from
a building and was Instantly killed this
morning, moved here Irom Kansas City
two years ago. He was 27 years old and
1st a iiils and twa chlliren, ,
city cnltNst'.t.ott M'DotniAt. Ti'.t.t.s or
Kansas cm coit.Nt:lti:ti.
It Itests With Ihn Council to Sen That the
Cuntmrt Is Carried tint nnd tho
(IoimI Nntue nt tho City
Judge It. C. McDougnl, city counselor,
being nsked for tho facts relntlng to
tho proposition of Harris fc Co, to pur
chase tho $3,000,000 water works bonds at
a considerable advance over the sum
provided for In the contract made on be
half of the city by .Messrs. Chick nnd
ltlchnrds, snld:
"On tho 12th day of November, isni,
the upper house nnd lower house of tho
common council by resolution unani
mously ndopted, appointed it committee
composed of Simeon IJ. Armour, Joseph
W. Chick nnd John F. Klclmnls to rep
resent the city as Its agents In mnklng
such negotiations and arrangements,
with full power ntul authority on behalf
of tho city, to make such necessary pro
visions for the sale of the water works
bonds. Hy the terms of tho resolution
that committee, or a majority of them,
was authorized to 'obtain for the city
tho best terms possible In their judg
ment ns to the rate of Interest to be
paid and tho price nt which said bonds
are to be sold consistent with obtaining
nt tho same lime an entirely safe nnd
secure provision ngainst any possible
default on tho part of the city In com
plying with' the decree of the federal
court In the water works case. Tho
resolution provides further that 'said
committee, or a majority of them, are
hereby authorized and empowered on
the part of tho city to make any proper
negotiations or contracts with any per
son, or iiersons,' for the sale of the
"In pursuance of the power thus
granted to said committee- by the unani
mous vote of tho common council, the
committee advertised for bids for these
bonds. Bids wero received and opened
but none of them were found to be sat
isfactory and all were rejected by the
committee. In response to circulars
asking for bids for the bonds I under
stand that a representative of tills same
Harris .fc Co., together with tho rep
resentatives of a number of other bond
houses, were then In tho city with a
view of bidding for the bonds. Whether
Harris & Co. then actually made a bid
I am not Informed, nut after rejecting
the bids mado Messrs. Chick and Rich
ards went to Now York for the purpose
of closing the deal with Blair & Co. for
tno purchase 01 the bonds. For somo
reason Blair .t Co. withdrew their prop
osition nnd the committee proceeded to
make a contract for tho sale nt tho
entire issue to Brewster, Cobb & lCsta
brook, Jl. L. Day ,t Co. and Kidder,
Peabody & Co., of Boston, tho Illinois
Trust and Savings bank, of Chicago.
The original contract of dnte December
IS. 1S0I, and signed 'Kansas City, Mis
souri, by Joseph S. Chick, John F, Rich
ards, committee,' contains tho following
provisions: 'Now, therefore, the city of
Kansas City agrees to sell and the firms
of Kidder. Peabody (c Co., R. L. Day &
Co. and Brewster, Cobb ,t Estabrook, nil
of Boston, In Massachusetts, and the
Illinois Trust and Savings bank, of Chi
cago, in Illinois, agree to buy tho en
tiro Issue of bonds so made, not to ex
ceed In all $3,150,000 of principal,' upon
tho terms and conditions set forth In
that contract, This contract was predi
cated upon the charter provisions then
In force, which required that one-fourth
of tho entiro lssuo should bo paid within
five years from date and one-twentieth
thereof In each year thereafter. And
tho premium to bo paid was $10 on each
bond of $1,000, Afterward, and on April
23, 1S35, a supplemental contract was
entered into by the samo parties subject
to the adoption of the water works
nmendment to tho city charter to be
voted on Juno 6, 1893, for a twenty year
strulgiit bond and by tho terms of which
the purchasers were to pay a premium
ot $18 for each $1,000 bond, but except
for this change tho original contract
was In all respects to 'remain unchanged
and In full force.'
"Acting under tho belief that this was
a valid contract between themselves and
the city, tho purchasers of tho bonds nt
once engaged attorneys and had all
questions relating to the city's power to
Issue bonds examined and drew up a
special act which was ndopted by the
legislature of this state and approved
April 20, 1S95, authorizing the bond issue.
Their attorneys also consulted with the
city's counsel in the water works case,
in regard to the form of the water works
nmendment. The purchasers also pro
cured to bo passed by the legislature of
tho commonwealth of Massachusetts an
act permitting savings banks and trust
companies in that state ta Invest trust
funds in Kansas Cky bonds. That fact
alone opened up over 500 millions of
Massachusetts trust funds which may
now. ami hereafter be lawfully invested
by these Institutions of that stale In
the securities of this clly, As the rav
ings banks ntul trust companies of
Mns.no!nisetlsi nro under the control of
the shite nnd ran lawfully Invest only
In such securities as the legislature tnny
permit, 1 do not doubt that tho vnlue
of Kansas Clty'si bonds were largely In
creased by the Massachusetts law
named, for nny trust funds of that state
may now be Invested In our bonds.
"The offer ot Harris eV Co. Is Inrgrly
In excess ot the premium for which the
clly, through lis committee, agreed to
sell tho bonds, but tho ofTer through the
council to the comptroller, Mr. Shannon,
ns well ns the Jf0,000 check ot Harris &
Co, to the comptroller, were made upon
the condition tlmt the question ns to the
legality of the bonds should be settled
to tho patlsfactlon of the attorneys ot
Harris ft Co. If this offer nnd that
check had been for bonds Icgntly Issued,
another question might be presented,
but every one familiar with real estate
transactions during our boom days wilt
recall the force ntul effect of a contract
for the purchase ot real cstato with the
proviso that the title should be satis
factory to tho attorneys of tho pur
chaser. I understand that Harris ft Co.
stand high In financial circles and will
not undertake to say thnt their offer Is
Hot made In good faith, but I know thnt
their first letter, a fno simile was
printed In the World, wns used recently
by that paper In Its light to defeat the
charter amendments.
"Of course every citizen of the city
would like to see the Inst dollar realized
upon theso bonds, but Is It wise to take
nny chnnces? My notion is that It pays
a city, Just as It does an Individual, to
be honest. And ns Messrs. Chick nnd
Richards, acting under the authority of
the unanimous vote of both houses of
our common council, In good faith
entered Into a contract on behalf of tho
city for the sale of these bonds, nt but
a small premium It Is true, It seems to
me that In common honesty and fair
ness the city cannot afford to do other
wise than carry out In good fnlth the
contract thus made. The financial
standing of the city and Its future credit
demand that It should keep Its obliga
tions. Kansas City has always boasled
that It never defaulted In the payment
of an honest debt or hesitated to carry
out any obligation into which It had
entered, and as the adoption of the
charier amendments litis started the
city on a new era of prosperity I don't
believe that the council will now do any
thing to tarnish Its reputation. Messrs.
Richards and Chick nro men ot well
known Integrity and ability; the con
tracts which I have named were made
by them for tho city, and the best price
which could then be obtained from all
the bond brokers in the country this
committee obtained, and for that prlco
the city through them agreed to sell the
bonds. If by reason ot the adoption, of
the water works amendment and the
passage of tho Massachusetts law
throwing open to investment. In our
securities such 11 vast sum of trust
money, tho bonds have In fact largely
appreciated In value since the contract
was made, this does not occur to mo ns
a sufficient reason for the city to re
pudiate Its contract. OC course the en
tire matter rests with the common
council, and the members of tho council
have the absolute right to say whether
they will accept or reject any of the
propositions I havo named. Before nny
deal is finally consummated an ordinance
must pass both bouses and receive the
approval of tho mayor. Whatever others
may think, my Judgment Is that tho
council and tho mayor may be relied
upon to uphold the honor, tho credit
and tho financial standing of Kansas
City and do the best that can be (lone
for all Its people."
The Snpr Court Will Itemlor Its Decis
ion In tho Penitentiary Muddle
Topeka. Kas., June 17. (Special.) Chief
Justice Martin stated to-day that there
would be no decision in the Lynch-Chasc
ease until f.onie time Wednesday. There
can hardly be any question as to tho opin
ion of the court. In the case brought by
Senator Hniireholdcr to compel the gov
ernor 10 reinstate lilin as a member of the
state board of charities, the court, last
week, held that U had no power to man
damns the governor In matters wherein he
had exerclsi-d his discretionary power, and
this decision would seem to apply to the
deposed warden of tho penitentiary,
1111$. KSIMCTT TltllK TO TltlT7.."
Tho Wife of the Actor Itefnses to Prose
cute Him.
San Francisco, Juno 17. J, K. Emmett,
the actor, who while under tho Influence
of liquor shot at his wife ten times, In
dieting a tlesh wound, was beforo the po
lice court to-d.iy for preliminary examina
tion on a chargu of uss.iult to murder,
Mra. Cmiuctt refused to iirosecute her hus
band and declined to swear to a complaint.
She stated that Emmett was penitent and
she was now reconciled to him.
"I am convinced, your honor, that such
a thing will not occur again, and I have
made up my niliid not to prosecute the
caso," said she In reply to questions by
the court. .
The caso was then dismissed. The Km
metis with a number ot their friends who
had accompanied them to court subse
quently held a Jubilation in the flat occu
pied by the Emmetts.
GOVKUNOit Mllltltll.I. WILL bl'KAK.
He llua Contented to Addrt'M the Temper
mice ICiilly ut Topeka.
Topeka, Kns June 17. (Special.) Gov
ernor Morrill 1ms consented to address tho
Fourth of July temperance rally at Topeka
and will uddress himself to the question of
temperance as influenced by prohibition.
The governor has always held that tem
perance Is a great moral question to which
prohibition Is related as u means. He be
lieves that the question of punishing a
whisky seller should be subordinate to
work of making people temperate and well
behaved, and he will speak along this
line of thought.
tit. LouU Drinking Wuter.
St. Louis. 'Mo., June 17. The body of an
unknown man, in an advanced stago of
decomposition, was found la ono of the
settling basins at the city water works.
The face was blackened and distorted al
most beyond any possibility ot recognition
and every indication pointed to the de
ceased having laid la the water from eight
t tin day,, or- vu longer.
A!fMi Citt, Ma, June Is, Ml.
T.itlii t ')i 'of ill'. iw-t'Vr I, ot thoutry.
IVrnpTtilure ktttnUuMtntmin, 62; wvir
tin m , M.
Sale Talk.
There nro liut 11 moro Rolling
tlay8 of tho (Jroat Surplus Sale.
Hut 1 1 days when thu price will
range at low ni tlicy aro now. Kvory
day fresli goocb from nil tho various
stocks got pushed into the great
currant of low prices which now
sweeps through tho store.
On July 1st wo tako our semi-annual
iuvuntory and there aro tens of
thousands of dollars' worth of goods
of the highest tialitios that will go
nt prices which belong to tho com
inotii'st kinds.
To-day is the time to roirni
for any purchase you have to make.
Not tho day after nor next week.
If you put off from day to day, tho
very artlclo which you have seen
and want most likely will he gone.
These little prices are making won.
dcrful 'sellings.
$2fi.OO Trimmed lints $10.00
$20.00 Trimmed lints SSK50
U.00 Trimmed Hats S7.f0
li!.00 Trimmed Hats ...$5.00
$7.00 Trimmed lints ,'.75
$5.00 Trimmed Hats S'J.OO
$3.2.-. Trimmed Hats 1.50
?2.To Utilrimmcd Hats '.lit ctS
$1.75 Untrimmcd Hats 75 CtS
18c Sailor Huts M ct.S
!tto Sailor Hats 2 CtS
$1. 7fi Flowers, etc 7t CtS
$1.25 Fans H)) ctS
$2.00 Fans 75 t'ts
$2.50 Fans ) ctS
25c Jaconet Plissc 12j CtS
I2.lo Duck Suitings.. Jlj CtS
I2$o Ginghams 0J ctS
;)flu Swivel Silks 25 ctS
05c Novelty Duck Suitings.. .25 CtS
50c French !atistes 25 ctS
25c lair Ornament 10 ctS
$1.25 Sterling Shirt Waist
Sets 75 ctS
!l5c Side Comlis j() ctS
Ladies' 15c Handkerchiefs.. .. (jjs
Ladies' :15c lTandkoruhiefs. . . .lj cts
50o Tuxedo Not. Veilings. .. .20 ctS
;IOc Dresden liibbons I!) cts
75c Flowered Itibbons 20 ctS
25o All Silk JJibbons (piece). 10 cts
50c Tray Cloths 25 ctS
50c Slipper Cases 25ctS
18c Tabio Covers 25:',tS
tiflo Stamped Splashers 25ctS
50o Damask Scarfs 25 CtS
$1.50 Pillow Shams OK cts
$1.50 Damask Table Linen. . .$1.15
50c Damask Towels 25 cts
$1.00 Jicdspreads (j ctS
HSc ISnthrooin Mats 75 CtS
$110 Baby Carriage $10.75
$25 Uatiy Carriage $1(1.50
$20 Haby Carriage $12.75
$15 Haby Carriage $0.50
$1 1 Jlaby Carriage $7.50
85c Preserving Kettlo 55 cts
$1.50 Dresden ICettle Oil I ct.1
i'Rc F.nainol Dish Pan (ill cts
80c Lipped Sauce Pans 55 cts
75c Cook Pots ,')( cts
$1.50 Tin Huckcts 75 cts
Hoys' $0.98 Suits S;.i)5
Hoys' $5. 00 Suits $2.01
Hoys' 50c Overalls 25 CtS
Lames' su.oii tan suoes Nl.'.llf jl
Ladies' $2.50 Kid Oxfords $1.0I A
Ladies' $!! Kid Oxfords $2.50
SlK.'t.'K'XHllltS TO
When 1'apern Will II, Scried In the Poster
I.lliel Suit Letter lit the "Tllnei"
Topekn. Kas,, June 17. (Special.) Major
J. K. Hudson, of tho Dally Capital, will
return from Ills trip to N'ew York to-morrow,
and It Is supposed that the warrant
against him in Juilno roster's suit for
criminal libel will be served at once Tho
Capita! continues to score Judge KVisler
editorially and it Is believed by everybody
that .Major Hudson will signalize his re
turn by some hitter article .ig.ilnst Mini.
JtuIgH Foster has s.ild nothing of hlx In
tentions as to bringing libel suit against
the Kansas tity Times for republishing
.Major Hudson's editorial of June :'. fn his
note to the Topeka correspondent of tho
Times Juigi Foster s.ijs;
".Mr. J. F J.ur.ll.
"Dear Sir.-I am Informed that a ma
licious libel on mo which appeared In thn
Topeka Capital of June ;' was sent tn tho
Kansas city Times by you for publication,
ami was published. I write this to glvu
you an opportunity to deny It If you can.
Yours, etc., CASSII'S O. FoSTEIt."
When asked as to what, if anything, ho
had done In tho premises, Mr. .Iarr.il re
plied th.it ho had not answered Judge 1'os.
let's letter, but had lofenvil the wiiolo
matter to the management of his paper.
This was done by Mr. J.irrell on tho 12th
lust,, and as tho Times has mado no slsn.
it Is presumed here that it does not Intend
to retract or make any correction. The
editorial in question wns copied Into thn
news columns of the Times anil duly cred
ited to the Topeka Capital, ami the outcome
of n suit for libel will be Interesting, ns
showing to whnt extent a newspaper may
be held responsible for Its news correspond
ence. It may bo that Judge Foster has no
in r pose oi proceciiiiig ugainsi me Times,
but Intends to cause the
peka correspondent,
irrest ot Its To-
State Accountant Cliallinor Instructed to
Itcport ou thu Si'iu ritle.
Topeka, Kas., Juno 17, (Special.) (Joy.
ernor .Morrill lias instructed State Ac
countant (')uilllnor to report to State
Auditor Cole nnd with him thoroughly
check over and make a report upon the
bonds held In the state treasury to tha
sum of JI.OHUu). Theso bonds are held on
Investment by the various school funds.
Will lie Tried u Third Time.
Atchison. Kas.. June 17. (Special.) Tha
second trial of Louis Tofte charged with
robbing William Orr of tW. has resulted
like the tlrst trial. In u hung jury. Both
juries stood tea for conviction. Tofte will
be tried a third time.
Sukidu ut tseueca, Ku.
Seneca, Kas., June 17. (Special.) Eu
gene Keno. 33 years old. committed sulcida
by shooting himself In the head, during tha
absence of the family of D. w. George,
where he was working. He was bora neaa
St. Joseph, MO;
The "Tliuei-SUr" I Cheaper.
Cincinnati, O.. June 17. Tha Cincinnati
Times-Star to-day entered the list of t
cent papers. This is & tutv. cr Cat ret
ducttoa of its, price.

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