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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1S96.
faithfully to purify the lax code, and was
well known a file author of a work on
"In the course of one of the subsequent
Int-rvi-ws which I have had with Judge
S'-'.u I handed him Blank's card, upon
wfci-li was written the postmaster's ivc
orr.ir.Tada.tion. I asked him how he ex
l:.i.' d that.
' 'Well, I suppose that the postmaster
trjougfo the Srm. reliable.' ho replied, 'and
oW not hesitate to give them the prefir
p",c when he found an opportunity to set
a "Hem for some of his friends In the legal
' "But what has always puzzled me,' I
said. 'is how Jilank pained possession -f
ti - .-ourt seal, for that certainly was bona
tl.J. I submitted the papers to several
-.rpetent lawyers and they pronounced It
I am certain,' th judge affirmed, 'that
Mr. Ruofcer. the clerk of the court of Te
ii rnt-h, would have earthing to do with a
matter of that kind. He is as honest as
tie day Is Ions. He Is an old man, twx-
v-r, and would be easily imposed upon.
A n.'-mber of the bar cou'id be in the
lark's office for the ostensible purpose' of
1' k.r.g over d.irkets or papers, and when
t1-.- old gentleman's bark was turned
I'i.'kly slip the- paper under the seal, and
th- work would be done.'
"Th- longer I talked with the judge the
plainer it b.;ame to me that Blank was
guilty of more crimes than the one of forg
ing his name, arid upon my mentioning
thi-5 -onvioilon to him he agreed, saying:
" 'Yes. ff we are to compute the offenses
thy mould quickly multiply. To enumer
ate and define the different offenses of
l.:.:i k arid his accomplices, if he had any,
would take some time and space. I can
t-- ' at once that the forcing of the clerk's
n tme and my own would be two, and the
ne of the mail for fraudulent purposes
w'.nid be three, any one of which would
s-n.i him to the penitentiary If ha were
i-roaeruted.' " .
One of "A. Rlnnk's" Letters.
Every letter In the extended correspond-r-nif
between "Mrs. Sheridan" and thei
lawyers who secured the decree appear In
fuil in the Herald, as do the formal pub
The last letter from "A. Blank," Junior
member of the legal Arm of "Smith &
Ulank," under which the Herald writer
conceals the real names of the Oklahoma
lawyers who procured the forged divorce,
to his client, 'Mire. Sheridan," was as
"Oklahoma City, O. T., Jan. 2. ISO?. Dear
Mrs. Sheridan: Tour decree granted to
day. Please send me all my letters that I
have written you, and the draft for JIM,
and I will In return mail you by regis
tered mall your decree and all your let
ters addressed to me, and this will end a
matter that has been of no llttlo trouble
to me. I hopo It will serve you for the
purpose you dc3lre.
".Now, lira. Sheridan, I hope this will
not end our communications, for I now
want to ask you to send me your photo
graph. I should be very much pleased to
receive It We are having very delightful
weather here. It has been somewhat cool
for our climate.
"I wish you a long and happy life with
your intended husband. And as It Is Just
New Year, I wish you a happy New Year.
Awaiting your reply, I am, very truly,
Judge Srott' Comment.
Judge Scott's article which appears In the
Herald, following the expose of the forgery
in the "Mrs. Sheridan" case. Is a strong
plea for a reform in our divorce laws.
"The abuses that have grown up and
that will continue to thrive so long
as wo have in force in the various
states of the Union lax and often imperfect
and conflicting laws on one hand and strin
gent and almost prohibitive laws on the
other," ho says, "may well excite the deep
est concern and awaken all the great :
forces of moral reform that exist In this
"If al! the frauds practiced in obtaining
divorces in the United States and the con
sequent misery and suffering of innocent
and helpless victims should be published
It would shock the moral sensibilities of
"I may supplement the example of fraud
and forger' practiced in Oklahoma Terri
tory In the case you mention with a review
of the divorce legislation and Judicial de
cision in that territory as an Instance of
the imiierfection and laxness of the laws
upon the subject of divorce. This instance
is full of Interest and furnishes much food
"The interpretation of the various legis
lative enactments cf Oklahoma Territory
by the .ourts and the ultimate lgal stat
us given by the supreme court to all the
decrees granted there form about as potent
an illustration as one would wish.
"Just how many of th divorces granted
In that territory are legal and how many
IIcejiI I would not undertake to say. It is
mflicient to say that the number granted
will run up into the thousands and that
the lanr majority of them are absolutely
void, or at least placed in question by the
decisions of the supreme court. This feat
ure of the question, if fully .comprehended,
would be as startling a revelation to the
country as tho gross frauds practiced In
many eases in obtaining a dissolution of
the marriage contract."
"31m. Sheridan'' t'attr.
Concerning tho particular case covered
by the Herald's expose. Judge Scott say-:
"The fraudulent decree in this case was
first brought to my attention by a Herald
reporter detajlt-d for that purpose along
the in.st part of last March, while I was
yet on the bench in the territory of Okla
homa. "A'-- r full examination into the matter
I !!! unced tho decree a forgery, and
fullv i eeogrdzcj the work ot the forger.
At the tame time I aked your rej oner to
!iao the original papers in the case
bi ought on from New York and turned
oer to the prosecuting officers for Judicial
1nestlgatio!i and appropriate action. This
request was cot complied with, and there
t no power within my reach or the reach
of the prosecuting officers to do anything
whatever in the premises.
"At that time also I had ct-mpletd ar
rangements to resign my position on the
berx-h to acept a Taw partnership in Nw
York rtfy with ex-Judge George M. Curtis
of '3 Nassau street, whft-h I did a few
months later. This Is the last I heard o"
the matter until a few days ago, when your
r"preentntlve called again on me at my
offl.-e in thlw city, when I reamrmed nil
that I had previously stated upon the uub-Je-.
the fats of which I have detailed at
snm length In an interview for ire Her
"t ha-e examined -wtth much care and
ti'in'-c all the papers pertaining to the
tsf. especially the correspondence of tho
pwles. Including the orlsinal documents,
photographic copies of letters, drafts, sig
nature, etc, and there can be no Ooubt
whatever Uiat you have a conclusive cae
of fraud an! fnrgery to presrnt to the pub
1. xemplifying the audacity and erlml
r li'y often adopted in divorce proceed-.ii-s
by counsel or litigants, especially In
.o-.intries where the laxity of the laws
Ix fj great that clartng frauds may be
ffu-ered and perpetrated In the shadow,
if not In the -ery temple, of Justice itself."
A warm Oumpoo with Cc-ncuiu. Soxr,
followed by gentle application! of Ctrri
cuEi (ointment), the great skin cure, will
clear the scalp of crusts, scales, and
dandruff, allay itching, soothe irritation,
6li;u;-.'ito the hair follicles, and produco
a clean, healthy scalp and luxuriant hair,
when all else fails.
Soti throofhea". Ih world. Price, Crnrrst, B)ci
Bof. V. . !trLTFWT. sne n-l II. fonts Dtro
4wi Crw. C'tp . s; Trcr.. Hta
WH lorrr4acl,uurUBtllilx,'xi'td XrM.
PASSING OF MISSOURI FISH.
LITTLE I1EIXG DOXE TO EXFOnCE
STATE FISH LAWS.
Seine and Dynamite Itelng Used Mud
Cats Sold for Almost Anything
Yon Call For lmv Openly
Violated in MInonrt.
With the beginning of cold weather there
Is a slight increase in the numoer of na
tive fish on the market. The giant mud
cat is again on hand in small quantities,
and there are a few "buffalo," "German"
carp and suckers, but they are by no means
as plentiful as a few years ago. Dealers
at the market say Missouri streams hare
been fished out. Seines arc used in open de
fiance of the law, and it is understood that
in seme of the more remote sections of the
state dynamite is employed, to the total
destruction of even' living thing within the
radius of the concussion.
True, same feeble attempts have been
made to restore the loss. Last summer
the Democratic tlsh commissioners import
ed a quantity of what was labied fish
spawn, it came in cans, and was dumped
into the hatcheries at St. Joseph in liberal
quantities, but an analysis of the stuff
later disclosed that it was sago soup, and
not a minnow has since showed iu fins.
Between the cornmfcMioners, whose nebu
lous idea of .ish is something that consti
tutes an excuse for carrying a cure for
sniike bites, and the rapacious seinemen,
there is not enouirh animal life in the
average Missouri stream to make it an ob
jc t for a boy to play hookey.
In the matter of its destitution of fish,
the Missouri rwer is a fair sample of the
lessor streams In the interior of the state.
This would be well enough if the veiacity
of the riparian tribes and of the politicians
within its Influence Increased in the in-
verse ratio, bul it docs not Despite tradi
tion to tho contrary, fish and falsehood
seem In this case to bear no appreciable re
lation. There is still a crying need for the
evangelist, and the infraction of the eighth
commandment goes merrily on.
The day was when Missouri river catfish
played an Important part in the cuisine of
the Kansas City restaurant. They were
cheaper than the imported article, and the
enterprising eating houso proprietor found
it to his advantage to deal in tht-m exten
sively. They entered the rear door of the
kitchen as mud cats, and were served In
the dining room as "breaded crappie,"
"lake trout" or "salmon." Call for a
baked rock bass, and you would get a cat
fish steak, fish was ti?h, and the distinc
tion as to kind was made only by the-ed-ilor
of the bill of fare. This Imposture is
still in vogue in the restaurants, but the
raw material for the sham Is mostly im
ported from the North, where there are
fewer Democratic fish commissioners.
Spasmodic attempts have been made
from time to time to correct the evil of
.-einlng. In th" northern part of the state
an occasional deputy sheriff has arrested
an offender, and there have been instances
of conviction of such culprits. Farther
south the law is practically a dead letter.
All the Missouri ri-er fish that reach the
Kansas City market nowadays come from
dewn the river. Most of them are taken
In seines within a few miles of Jefferson
In Kanas City the art of fishing is not
entirely lost. A few picturesque specimens
of humanity still earn a precarious living
by dragging the river with nets and bob
bing wi'h hook and line in the vicinity of
the packing houses. Their catch is used
mostly for home consumption, but when
fortune favors and evening finds their
seines full tho fish are hawked about from
door to door or sold at a sacrifice in the
city market. These fish bring from 3 to 3
cents a pound, according to the kind. Mud
cats nnfi unhers and "hickory shad" are
the cheapest, hut on account of the enor
mous size of the former they are often tho
most profitable to the fishermen.
Authorities differ on their weight. Some
of the veteran fishermen sav they have
caught cats that would weigh li'i pounds,
which would be in size a very respectable
calf whale. There are no definite statis
tics on the subject.
LAST OF CHRYSANTHEMUMS.
WIndap of ii Snccenifiil "Week's Ex
hibition lit the Armory The
I'lnnn for Xext Trnr.
The chrysanthemum show at the Third
regiment armory closed last nicht. after
a most successful week's exhibition. The
bewildering autumn queens which have
reigned in all their manifold brilliancy
in the most advantageous positions during
the show will, after to-day, occupy prom
inent places in private conservatories all
over tho city. Few will find their way
back to their original places In the green
houses, for the florists, after getting the
many Inquisitive visitors enthusiastic over
the tcusle-hcaded bunches of color, sold
them this and that "particularly fine
plant" until a small per cent of the 73,900
flowers on exhibition will be left after the
dlivcries are made to-day.
The exhibition yesterday was exactly an
It was the day before, and the bridal table
prwed. .an attractive feature Standing
In the crowd around UiC tahle. and im
politely listening to some ot the feminine
gossip, one might have overheard many
plans for the crowning event of some
one's life, in which deep laid plan, "Just
such a table as that is to be the chief, or
r?thei, the secondary feature."
The good attendance which the show attracted-
all week has caused the members
of the Florists Club, under the auspices of
which the exhibition was Riven," to begin
to lay their plans for even a greater show
next year. This ban also had the effect of
inciting the florists to give more of their
attention to the higher development of thts
fashionable flowr. One of the florists said
last evening that he Intended 'to grow a
cbryr anthemuEi plan for the next show as
large 'n circumference as the bridal table,
thirty-six feet, and when his proposition
was "aid to be impossible by another flor
ist, he unswered that he was fl'i..ly con
vinced, from hi pergonal experiments, that
the chryunthmum ha' almost unlimited
possibilities when properly cultivated.
SOLD HiS WIFE FOR S500.
A l'nrlner's Spoune Figure in nn As
net In un InTTn Commer
Sioux City. la , Nov. V.. Sioux City wives
are listed at Stfrt each at the present writ
ing. In case legal proceedings are neces
sary, however, before the deal can -be
closed it is understood that the purchaser
Is to bear the expense.
The price has been established within the
last few days by a firm of bmall merchants
in the city. Of the two members of the
house, one was married and one single. The
latter boarded with" his partner. Recent
developments miide a dissolution of the
The partners were going over the stock
preparatory to i division when the un
married man un-xpectedly looked up with
the remark: "I'll allow you J5X) on your
wife, if you'll lm-hide her In the deal."
"I ought to hare KO." rejoined the hus
band, "but if you'll pay for the divorce
and get her con-wnt we'll call It square."
Then they shojk hands. The' lady was
willing, and her future husband has sent
her to South Dakota, as the shortest way
of securing the necessary decree of separi
tion. As soon as It is granud the ne
marriage will be celebrated here.
A MONSTER FISH.
FUNERAL OFJERT SERF.
Short Services Held at Lawrence Over
the Dentl Body of Snturdny'
Foot bull Victim.
Lawrence, Kas., Nov. 13. (Special.) The
saddest funeral services that have occurred
in Lawrence for many months were held
to-day, when the short rites were said over
the dead body of Bert W. Serf, the Doane
college football team quarterback, who died
last night as a result of injuries received
on -the field in the game with Kansas uni
versity. Gathered in the hotel parlors wre
the fellow members of the Doane football
team, the Kansas fooroail t-am, aid the
mt-r trs of the Kansas university faculty.
In.re Rev. V'. G. Banker, pastor of the
Fust I'resby . -ian church, read a brief
service, made a short prayer, and spoke a
few words to tbosi surrounding the dead
body.- The lxdy was then borne out by the
six giants of the Kansas team, Hamill,
FitZDa:tick. Whltnev. Sanderson. Mosse
i and Foster, and 5v students in line fol-
"iwed the hearse to the depot, the two
football teams acting as a guard of honor.
The parents of young Serf did not amve
In Lawrence before the remains were start
ed home, but will meet them on the way.
They live at Hastings, Neb., where the
father is an Evangelical Lutheran minis
ter. Serf had been in school three years,
and was one of the most popular members
of the college.
Several Lawrence preachers this morning
touched on the sad event, and Hev. G. D.
Ilogers, pastor of the First Baptist church,
came out strongly against the further play
ing of the game.
Young Serf's remains were accompanied
to his home by Jlev. Hector Cowan, coach
of the Kansas football team; Judge J. W.
Green, dean of the law department of .the
school, and A. A. Ewart, of the athletic
The remains of Bert Serf passed through
this city last evening. The remains were
accompanied by Rev. Hector Cowan, coach
of the Kansas team; J. W. Green, dean of
the law department, and A. A. Ewart, of
the athletic board, and the members of the
Doane team. The members of the team
are plunged In grief at the tragic death of
their companion. Serf was one of the
most popular men on the team, and' his
death will put a stop to football playing at
Crete. Last evening the manager of the
team stated all games had been canceled,
and it was quite probable Doane university
would never be represented on the gridiron
again. The party left over the Missouri
Pacific for Ornaha, where the parents of
the dead man will be met.
Aged Lnwrence Womnn Dead.
Lawrence, Kas.. Nov. 15. (Special.) Mrs.
Mary McCurdy, mother of several promi
nent Lawrence business men, died this
morning at her home in this city, after
lying almost at the point of death for sev
eral months. She was injured badly by a
fall last summer, and on account of old
ace did not recover. She was enc of the
oldest residents of the city.
COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN.
There Were 120 Delcgatc-i "Present at
.the Opening of the Conven
Nw York, Nov. 15. The first conven
tion of the national council of Jewish
Women was opened to-day in the Tuxedo
hall. There were 120 delegates present,
including about fifty from this city. Great
preparations had been made for the con
vention, and the delegates from out of
town commenced to arrive on Friday las;.
Tho session opened at 2 o'clock, at which
time all of the delegates were piesent.
The officers of the council, all of whom aro
from Chicago and are present, are: Presi
dent, Mrs. H. Solomon; vice president,
Mrs. E. Mandel; treasurer, Mrs." H. J.
Sclz, corresponding secretary. Miss Sadio
Anierlran; recording secretary, Mrs. T. J.
Wolf. Eighteen states have represenlatives
In the council.
Business sessions will bo held to-morrow.
FLOODS IN THE NORTHWEST.
Three I)ny of Hnln In Oregon and
Washington Makes Slrennm
Forlland, Ore., Nov. 15. For the past
seventy-two hours rain has fallen almost
continuously over the Northwest, and all
streams are running bank full. In many
places the Willamette river has broken
over Its banks and flooded the lowlands.
The river at this city at S o'clock to-night
stood fifteen feet above low water, and Is
rising at the rate of two Inches per hour.
The lower docks have been abandoned and
merchants along the water front are at
work to-nleht moving goods from their cel
lars to higher ground. About 8 o'clock to
night snow began falling, but soon turned
to rain. Railroads and telegraph lines have
suffered from washouts, and Seattle to
night Is ehut off from the outside world
except by means of boat to Tacoma.
Tra'ns on the Northern Pacific and Ore
gon Navigation roads were all delayed by
tne storm, and arrived several hours late.
Th" Southern Pacific was delayed eight
hours by washouts a tew miles south of
Salem, and was compelled to transfer pas
sengers and malls this evening.
Everett. Wash.. Nov. 15. The Snohomish
river ha. broken all records, and Is now
abou' two feet higher than any mark of
previous years. It has broken over the
banks, and s taking a short cut across
country, and still rising. The ranchers in
the l3ttom lands were only partially pre
pared for the flood. While their loss must
be considerable in the aggregate, it Is Im
possible to get details.
nearly m.i:r to death.
Leavenworth Jinn's Fall Cause the
Openlnc of nn Old Wonnil,
Leavenworth. Kas., Nov. 15. (Special.)
At 5 o'clock this evening, as Alex Johnson,
colored, attempted to board a moving elec
tric street car on North Third street, fiis
clotnlng caught and he was thrown down
and dragged about twenty yards. Recently,
Johnson was ir. a cutting scrape, in which
his head was almost severed from his body,
and in the accident of this evening, the
switches of his recent wound were torn out
and Thecut opened with the result that he
nearly b'.ed to death.
Tell fnder a Motlng Trnln,
CrIHIcothe, Mo., Nov. 15. (Special.) W.
E. Hut, a highly respected young married
mac. of this ity, was instantly killed at
Mcorcsvllle, ten miles west, last night in
attenpting to board a moving train on
tho Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railway.
He was the son of Colonel J. T. Hit:,
former editor of the Chllllccthe Constitu
tion, ind was 25 years old.
McUemika MIhmIoii Ilurncd.
Shawnee. O. T.. Nov. 15. (Special.) The
Mtkcsuka mission, a large brick and stone
school erected by the Seminole nation. thir
ty miles east of hero several years ago, at
a cost of $i0.ly was entirely destroyed by
tire Friday night.
Changed III .Vnine Just for Luck.
Oshkoeh. Wi . Nov. 15. Clemons F.
Lvrkasrhenski. of this city, has a sweet
heart who objected to his name, averring
that It was too long. To-day the county
board passed on petition an ordinance
clanging Us name to Clemons F. Luck.
Thi- Is satisfactory to the young woman,
and the wedding will soon follow.
Deputy Canton KxoueratcaT ' "
Pawnee. O. T Nov. 15. -(Special.) Dep
uty Marshal F. M. Canton, who a week
ago shot and killed the notorious Bee
Dunn on the streets of this city, is again
a free man. the grand Jury having investi
gated the killing and declared it was Justi
fiable. 3InnBer Laundry Damaged.
A small fire, the origin of which is un
known, damaged Munger's laundry, at 1335
East Twelfth street, to the extent of $35
last nigSt at 9.30 o'clock. The loss is cover-id
Tnken to Lexington.
James Good, a deputy sheriff from Lex
ington, returned home yesterday, having
In charge John Maunds, who is wanted at
Lexington on a charge of killing a man.
NEW MEN IN CONGRESS.
Continued From First Page.
The election of Clements as speaker of the
house of representatives over a free silver
Democrat was a great surprise to the free
silver people, but it revealed the strength
of Governor Oates and the gold standard
forces. The Democratic caucus of the gen
eral assembly will decide the matter next
The following contests from Alabama
ha-e alreany been announced on the gen
en! charge of frauds at the ballot box:
From the Fifth congression.il district. A.
T. Goodwyn against Willis Brewer (Dem.i
in the Fourth, W. A. Aldrieh against
T. S. Plowman (Dem.): in. the Eighth.
Oscar Sur.dley against Wheeler (Dem. I, end
in the Ninth. G. B. Crowe against Oscar
Underwood (Dem.?. The election of How
ard (Pop.) in the Seventh is at last con
ceded. It Is claimed by Republicans that
Bryan's majority In this state was less
than 2tW. but official Teturns are still un
announced. BUTLER TOJOM WATSON.
The Senator Gives Out the Reply He
Made to Watson'M Letter
Washington, Nov. 15. In view of the fact
that the letter of Tom Watson accepting
the vice presidential nomination of the
Populist party has been published. Senator
Marion Butler to-day made public his re
ply, written when Mr. Watson's letter was
received, in which he took exception to its
tone. The reply Is as follows:
"Washington. Oct. 26.
"Hon. Thomas Watson, Thompson, Ga.
"Dear Sir: Your letter of acceptance
was received Saturday night. It had been
detained in the postofiice for want of
"lou, in effect, advise Populists njt to
support the Joint electoral tickets that
have been arranged in a lnrge number of
states. Is it possible you fully appreciate
the effect of such advice? At least, upon
lefiecticn, it would mean the defeat of
Bryan and the election of McKinley. Be
sides, if your advice should be followed by
enough Populists, the People's party would
not have a single elector in the electoral
"In the states where we have joint elec
toral tickets we will get every elector that
wo do get; and, besides, it is in those
states where he will get the bulk, if not
all, of the People's party congressmen. In
your own state, and other states which
have followed your advice against elector
2.1 tickets, we will not get a single elector,
and I fear not many congressmen, if any.
"You certainly cannot mean, however
much you may have favored a middle-of-the-road
policy in the beginning, to ad
vise your friends to do that which at this
time vould be the most effective agency
In placing in power McKinley and his back
ersthe trusts and monopolies.
"Can any personal or party Injustice,
however great, justify us in being respon
sible, either directly or Indirectly, for plac
ing In power the stock Jobbers, monopo
lists, trusts, the British gold ring, and all
of the combined robbers of tho people and
enemies of good government?
"In the name of outraged and suffering
humanity, whose prayers to-day go up
from millions of homes for William J. Bry
an in his heroic and marvelous fight
against the minions of corporate greed and
the hellish gold conspiracy, let us sink
every other consideration and hold up his
hands and do the full duty of Americans
and patriots. Let us remember that it is
a suffering people and a betrayed republic,
and not Democratic politicians, that to
day call for our help and demand our
services. Bryan will be elected and the
government r?deemed If even- patriot does
his duty. Let us do ours.
"Therefore, I beseech you to change at
least that part o your letter which gives
advice which, jf followed, would surely
help the common enemy.' If you do not,
then you, yourself, must assume the re
sponsibility of giving such a document to
the public at this time. Youra truly,
MAJOR M'KINLEY'S SUNDAY.
Son of Ex-I'rexldcnt I In yes Waa III
Guest and They Went to
Canton, O., Nov. 15. With an ideal au
tumnal day as an inspiration for a drive,
Fresldent-elect McKinley thi3 afternoon
enjoyed a ride in tho family carriage, ac
companied by Webb C. Hayes, who was
a guest at the McKinley home to-day. Mr.
Hayes accompanied Major McKinley to the
First M. E. church this morning, the son
of the Ohio president and tho president
elect walking to and from the place of
worship. Major McKinley sat in the pew
with his aged mother and sister, whom he
saw in their carriages afteh the services.
In addition to receiving other callers and
entertaining Mr. Hayes, wno is a friend
of the family of many years' standing.
Major McKinley did not forget to call at
his mother's home, and he also spent as
much time as he could with his wife,
whose health as improved considerably
during the last few days.
HANNA ANDJHE CABINET.
A Reporter Ha Poor Sncce In In
terviewing the Republican
Cleveland, O.. Nov. 15. Mr. M. A. Hanna
was seen to-day by a reporter who tried to
get from him a statement regarding the
gossip connecting his name with a cabinet
"Your name has been used in connection
with the secretaryship of the treasury,"
said the reporter. "Will you make an au
thoritative statement with reference to it?"
"No, I will not discuss it at all," was the
"But, some of the newspapers have 6ald
you had declared you would accept no
"I don't remember ever having said any
thing of the kind."
"But you were so quoted."
"Well. I can't help that," was the rply.
To-morrow evening Mr. Hana will be
banquetted by a number of his friends at
the Union Club. The alTalr Is to be ex
clusive. Nothing has been made public
about the programme, and it is said no one
tut th- member.' of the club who are Invit
ed will be admitted.
FOR SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE.
Charles R, Murray, of the Cincinnati
Price Cnrrent, Iletng Urged.
Cincinnati, O., Nov. 15. Charles B. Mur
ray, editor of the Price Current and super
intendent of the Cincinnati chamber of
commerce, is being prominently presented
for secretary of agriculture. Mr. Murray
has a national reputation as a statistician
and his crop reports are accepted as
authority everywhere. He Is not a poli
tician End h&s never been active in poll
tics, but is being urged by the business
interests of this city, which took an active
part for McKinley, regardless of political
alliances. It is quite likely, however, that
Mr. Murray comes from a state that will
preclude serious consideration of his case.
FRAUD IX SOL'TII DAKOTA.
Oonrts Will Have to Decide the Elec
toral Vote Hcxnlt.
Yankton, S. D., Nov. 15. Unofficial but
practically complete returns show that the
vote on the electoral ticket is about a tie.
The Republican congressional and state
tickets are apparently elected by from 100
to 2tX) majority, with the exception of one
congressman. Fraud is apparent in nearly
every county, and a great many contests
will be started. The courts and the state
canvassing board will have to decide these
before the result can be fully established.
Congrntnlntlonn From Germany.
Canton, O., Nov. 15. To-day Slajor Mc
Kinley received a card from Heidelburg,
Germany, which says: "The American
students at Heidelburg send greeting and
congratulations to the representative of tho
TREATY OF PEACE SIGNED.
War Between Abyssinia, and Italy
Formally Ended Abyssinia to
Rome, Nov. 15. Under date of Adlsabeba,
October 26, Major Verazini, Italy's envoy
plenipotentiary to the Negus Menellk, of
Abyssinia, has telegraphed to the Italian
government as follows:
"I have to-day. with great solemnity,
signed a treaty of peace and a convention
for the release of the prisoners (in Mene
lik's hands). The treaty provides for the
restoration of the statu quo, pending the
appointment of delegates by Italy and
Abyssinia a year hence to determine the
frontiers by friendly agreement. It rec
ognizes the absolute independence of Ethi
opia and abrogates the Uccialli treaty.
Italy undertakes, in the meantime, not to
cede the territory to any other power.
Should she detire spontaneously to abandon
the territory, it would return to the Ethi
By the Uccialli treaty, concluded in 1SS3
between Menellk and Italy. Abyssinia be
came an Italian protectorate. The settle
ment announced above by Major Verazzini
Is the outcome of Italian reverses at the
hands of the Aby.sinians.
Major Verazzini telegraphs further as
follows: "The treaty provides for the con
clusion of a further commercial treaty if
necessary. The present treaty will be com
municated to the powers and ratified a
month hence. The convention, after detail
ing the arrangement for the release of the
prisoners provides that Italy Fhall indemni
fy Abyssinia by a sum which the negus
leaves to Italy's sense of equity for the ex
penses incurred In the maintenance of the
The Negu Menellk sends a simultaneous
dispatch to King Humbert, announcing thfc
signature to the treaty, and adding: "M3y
God always keep my friends," and ex
pressing the hope that It will make Novem
ber 20 a great festival In King Humbert's
family "memorable as a day of joy for the
parents of the Italian prisoners. May God
long preserve the life of your majesty."
SPAIX nEGGIXG FOR FUNDS.
Tnklng Most Unnsnnl Menn to Flont
London, Nov. 16, The Times' Madrid cor
respondent dwells upon the unusual means
being adopted to insure the success of the
now Spanish loans. "Appeals amounting to
commands," he says, "have been Issued
from the interior, finance and marine min
isters to the provincial authorities to adopt
exceptional measures to secure large sub
scriptions. The newspapers are filled with
exhortations to patriotism from prominent
public men, headed by the minister of
finance, Signor Juan Navarro Reverter.
The loan Is more like a national charitable
subscription than an ordinary financial
Monroe Doctrine nnil Cnhn.
Paris, Nov. 13. The Rappel suggests that
Lord Salisbury's recognition of the Monroe
doctrine in the Venezuela agreement will
embarrass the settlement of the Cuban
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VROOMAN'S NEW FIELD.
Deposed Chicago I'rcsliyterinn I'lmtor
Goen to the I'ulplt of the
Chicago, Nov. K. Rev. Dr. H. W. Thom
as, for seventeen years pastor of the Peo
ple's church, of this city, to-day announced
that he had taken Rev.B, Vrooman as an
associate in his ministerial work. Dr.Thom
as will in a largo measure step down and
out of the pulpit which ne erected in Mc
Vicker's theater. Simultaneously with this
announcement was the resignation of Mr.
Vrooman as pastor of the Kenwood Pres
byterian church. This is the seriuel of the
action ot the synod of Illinois October 22,
deposing Mr. Vrooman from the Iresby
In fulfillment of what has long been his
desire. Dr. Thomasi will leave in about
two months on an extended trip throjgh
the South and "West, to preach the doc
trines of the People's church and of liberal
religion in the large cities. The trip will
extend over live months
Mr. Vrooman's work In his new field
will begin next Sunday. A considerable
portion of the members of his old congre
gation will ally themselves with) the Peo
A FAREWELL MEETIXG.
Bishop Thulium rind HnrUcIl Off for
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 15. Bishops of the
Methodist Episcopal church who are at
tending the Reneral missionary committee
meeting occupied the pulpits in most of the
leading Protestant churches of Detroit to
day and addressed large congregations.
This afternoon a mass- meeting was held in
tho Central M. E. church which was in the
nature of a farewell to Bishop Thoburn and
Bishop Hartzell. Bishop Thoburn is about
returning to Ind'a, where, for thirty-eight
years, he has had charge of tho Methodist
Episcopal mission work of the country;
Bishop Hartzell is about to leave for
Africa, having been elected by the general
Methodist Eps-opal conference to the head
of that field as- suessor to Bishop Will
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I'riinlc Ilii.slinra Rubbed of .?.""..";, hut
SleAnnny "Wore Smoked GlnHHca
Mnn Arrested nnil Relented.
Frank Basham, a bridge builder for the
Rock Island Railroad Company at Fort
Riley, Kas., was robbed at the Union depot
yesterday morning of J."j3, under the very
nose of Special Police MeAnany, who pa
trols the beat. Basham reported his loss
to a depot policeman, but received no sat
isfaction regarding the arrest of tho sup
posed thief or the recovery of his money.
Officers from the St. Louis avenue police
station arrested a man on suspicion of hav
ing stolen Basham's money, but as he
would not remain to prosecute him he
was released. Basham Is a brother-in-law
of Conductor Ham of the Fifth street
cable line and he was visiting in the city
at ths time he was robbed.
II A IS KSCAI'KS AGAIN-.
A .Tournnt Article IVnrni Him and lie
It transpires that Charles Hans, the To
peka, Kas., carpenter, who deserted his
wife and child and ran away with Alice
Mackey, and after going to Chicago, Mil
waukee and other places came West, had
been living In Kansas City, at 411 Bast
Sixth street, until he saw the story in the
Journal yesterday morning. Then he left,
lie was employed by the board of educa
tion, but inquiry at the house last night
was of no avail In ascertaining where Ilatis
had gone. The police received a letter
from the Mackey woman from Wichita
yesterday giving Haus' address and saying
he married, then deserted her and a. small
child at Wichita. He was married to her
about a year ago. She claim she is Haus'
ninth wife and asks that something be
done to nunish him. Mrs. Catherine Haus,
Pwho came to Kansas City Saturday, and
who Is at 911 Hickory street with a small
child, is Haus' first wife. She followed him
over many miles of territory and is as
anxious to locate him as wife No. 9. The
police are looking for Haus.
CHURCH PICKPOCKETS AT WORK.
Member of First Clirlxtlnn Chnrch
Rev. Dr. W. F. Richardson, pastor of the
First Christian church at Eleventh and
Locust streets, reported to the police yes
terday that twice in tho last ten days
have attempts been made to pick women's
pocketbooks in his church, but on each
occasion was the thief detected In the act.
He escaped, however, and Rev. Richard
sen believes was responsible for the theft
of an overcoat which disappeared from
tho vestry of the church recently.
The police believe the thief at the
Christian church Is allied with "Jlmmlo"
Clark, alias "Professor," alias "Funeral
Clark" and Jame Davis, who were ar
rested Saturday by Detectives Hayes and
Halplc on suspicion of being church and
funeral thieves. They are consequently
looking for the third han. His deserlpt! n
which was given to them by Rev. Richard
son, docs not tally with either that of
Clark or Davis.
ASSAULTED IIY THREE MEX.
Samnel Mnnoctter Quarreled and Wan
Samuel Mussetter. a laborer living at
Nineteenth and McGee streets, was going
home at an early hour yesterday mom.ng.
when, near Twentieth street on Grand avt--nue.
he was accosted by three men. w-ho-e
names are T). J. Davis, f!. A. Hens'ey anil
F M. Wood, who started to quarrel w'.th
him. All bands had been drinking, .mind
ing Mussetter, and the quarrel led to
bliws. and when the rtollce arrii-eJ Mns-
se'ter was lying on the sidewalk with a'
lars- si'alp wound h" received from a brif k
in Palis' hands, and a small stab wound
in the side which Hensley donated with a
kr.ife. Wood aNo took a band in the as
sault on Mussetter. but used no weapon.
The three men were arrested and taken
to the Grand avenue police station, and
Mussetter was- removed temporarily to Cen
tral station, where Surgeon Landon at
tended him. but. upon finding his skull
slightly fractured, ordered him sent to the '
hospital. He was taken to St. Margaret's
iiuiniii in eniiritD .iij . iviis., wnere i
was mated last night that he was resting
easy, with good prospects of his permanent
31. E. LOOP HELD UP
Relieved of Ills Gold Watch
Clinln by Illghwnynien. '
M. E. Loop, of 01 Olive street, who was ,
formerly a clerk for Woolf Bros., was held
up last night about 7:30 o'clock near the
corner of Fifteenth street and Flora ave
nue by two men, who drew revolvers in
his face and took His gold watch and chain.
They went through his pockets searching
for money but found none. Loop reported
the robbery at the Grand avenue police sta
tion and left a description of his watch and
chain and a partial description of the high
waymen, one of whom was hardly more
than a boy. No arrests were made.
GEORGE YOIXGIJERG IX TROl'IlLK.
Arretted nnil Chnrged With Forglng
a. Merelinnt'n Xnnie.
George Youngberg. a traveling salesman,
waa arrested yesterday by Detective Hayde
on a charge of forgery, preferred by J. G.
Northwall, an Implement dealer In Omaha.
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CaitcrU is pst rp la ocs-sizo lotttes oaly. I
Is act ecU Iz bils. Dca't aUow aayeno to tell
yoti anytHng e!ts ca ths plea or prenha tht h
1 "jtat as good" asd "-Bill nrnrer every pur
pose." " See that you get 0-A-S-T-0-B-I-A.
Younsberg Is said to have worked for Mr.
Northwall a? one time, but for the past
two years has been employed by the I). M.
Osborne Implement Company, ot KTHS23
C-ty Recently, it is alleged, he lost his
position with Osborne, and went to Omaha,
whre, by means of fraudulent letters pur
porting to have been sent to him by the
Osborne concern, he induced Mr Northwa'l
to cash two forged drafts for J20 each. Ho
will be held pending the arrival of an offi
cer from Omaha.
STORY n.VTIIER FISHY.
Aria Slealinrg'H Story of a Hold-Up
Xot Ilrlloed by Police.
Aris Slesburg, a man about 50 years of
age, living at 12W? Independence avenue,
tepcrted to the police yesterday afternoon
that he was held up and robbed of XZ1 near
the Union depot at an early hour yesterday
morning. He said two men did the job.
As Aris wore a ort of look which tcld
of a night with the boys, the police were
loath to believe his story. They "say he Is
trying to fool his family. He coulrt give
no description of the robbers, and was
unable also to give a description of the lo
cation where the alleged robbery took
Off for the Reform School.
Jesse Jacobson and Clyde Danson. 16 and
19 years of age, respectively, who were
conxlcteil of robbing the postofllco at Mos
cow. Clay county. Mo., will be taken to th
reform school at Iioonvllle. to-day by
Deputy United States Marshal Potts; They
will remain there until each has reached
his 21st j ear.
Stole Iiy Wholesale.
Last Tuesday two fifty-pound sacks of
flour were stolen from Wolf's grocery at
42! Southwest boulevard. Yesterday Offi
cers Cashen and Houlehan, or the boule
vard police, arrested Ernest Malone and
Richard Williams on a charge of having
committed the robbery. They will be ar
raigned before a justice of the peace to
day. Colored llo) Seek Revenge.
Three colored boys broke Into the Kan
sas City. Fort Scott & Memphis round
house early yesterday morning and stola
JjO worth of clothing belonging to the em
ployes. The Juvenile thieves were put off
an outbound nassenuer train, and sought
revenge by rooblng the roundhouse.
Who Stole Dr. Ayren Itnggrt
While Dr. Samuel Ayres. of 3WI Main
street, was making a professional call at
Fifteenth street and Grand avenue late
Saturday night, a sneak thief rode away
In his buggy. Dr. Ayres has requested the
police to help him find It.
ricked Her Pocket.
Ml Bertha Thompson, an employe of
G. Bcrnhelmer. Bros. & Co.. reported to
the police yesterday that her pocket was
picked of a gold watch near Tenth street
and Troost avenue Saturday afternoon
while on her way to tho sore.
The Burlington Route.
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