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TlIE KAKSAS CITY JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1896.
until Monday. In which event r.o action
If likely to be taken until after the holidays.
LOUD BILL INTHE HOUSE.
DolKiiril In Correct Second Clan
Mnll Muttrr Ahuurn A. & P. Re-
orKnnisatlon Uill Panned.
Ivnt-hlngton. Pec 15. The house lo-day
entered upon the consideration of lbs Loud
bill to amend the law relating to the trans-rain-ion
of second class mall matter. The
Mil has been widely discussed in the pub
lic lirtss and has met with the most intern-
opposition from certain quarters. It
dcrles the richt of serial novels to ad
mission to the mails at newspaper rates;
It Ties to newspapers the sample copy priv
ilege: prohibits the return of unsold. pub
lications at the pound rates, and makes
konc other changes in the present Ian
dt-Mgnod to correct existing abases. A
hat jre in the second class mail matter
law has been repeatedly urged by suc
f ive postmaster generals. It was esti
mated that the abuses of the law had
cos-, the government I2t0.to0.000 in the last
t n years.
Mr. Loud, of California, the author of
the measure, brought it forward to-day.
quite unexpectedly to a majority of the
rtn.mlers of the house. The opposition, led
by Mr. Quigg. of New York. Inaugurated
a filibuster and attempted to prevent its
consideration by adjourning, but the house
Mood by Mr. Loud In two votes, defeat
ing the opposition. 131 to 102 and 141 to 83.
The opposition, however, arc hopeful of
defeating the measure when it is put on
lu final passage.
Mr. Ioud made an opening speech on
the measure, during which he declared
that the bill would save the government
CO.000,000 annually. He also said that it
had received the Indorsement of the News
paper Publishers' Association and was only
opposed by those who participated in the
Jx.t'nty obtained under the present law
The exact status of the bill Is question
able To-morrow the appropriation bills
will be brought -forward to displace It.
Before this bill was brought up. a bill
to reorganize the Atlantic & Pacific Rail
road Company was called up and passed
Tilth some amendments, after an hour's
dcl.ate. The bill, as passed, gives the pur
chasers, under foreclosure sale, all the
richt of the old company under Its govern'
ment charter, but It provides that It shall
assume all the debts and obligations of- the
old cempany and that the lands unearned
July 6, 1RSS, along the then uncompleted
pcrtlons of the road shall, as a condition
precedent to reorganisation, be relin
quished In writing by the purchasers.
Mr. McRca, Democrat, of Arkansas, at
tacked the bill on the ground that It did
not sufficiently protect the Interests of the
go eminent, the settlers and the creditors
of the company. He proposed a, substitute
fot It, which was defeated, 70 to 1G3.
Mr. McRac declared that the history of
the Atlantic & Pacific railroad showed it
had violated Its pledges and obligations',
tnd that therefore all the obligations the
new corporation was to assume should be
nominated in. the bond.
Federal minor amendments were adopted.
One of them offered by Mr. Mitchell, Re
publican, of New York, provided that
tbn new corporations should as
sume nil the legal obligations of
the old company. Mr. Prince. Re
publican, of Illinois, proposed an amend
ment providing that as a condition prece
dent to the reorganization of the road,
the purchasers should in writing relin
quish all claim to land granted by the
gciernment adjacent to those portions of
the road uncompleted July 6. 1SS6. He ex
plained that this amendment would simply
fcrfelt to the government all unearned
Mr Powers said that a suit was pending
for the forfeiture of these lands and this
amendment would be practically black
mall. The amendment was adopted and
iho bill passed without division. The
hcuse adjourned at. 4:32 p. m.
A DUTY N SILVER.
The White Jleinl IflTlie Protected" by
the !S'eW nepnbllcnn
Washington. Dec 13. Silver Is to be giv
en recognition In the new tariff bill by the
Imposition of a duty equal to the discount
In the price of the bullion; that Is to say.
If the average price of sliver for- a month
be 65 cents per ounce, the duty will be 35
cents. The scale will be elastic and the
rate will depend entirely upon the market
price of the bullion. It is estimated that
by putting this protective tax on .stiver
the bullion value of the American metal
would be raised from 10 to 20 points.
I.VDIAX TKnitiTortY courts.
Dill Plnclnc Thrin Under the Provis
ions of the Updettrnff Bill.
Washington, Dec. 13. The house commit
tee on Judiciary, to-day voted to recommend
to the appropriations committee that the
Updegraff bill of lost session., making th?
officers of the United States courts sal.flcd
Instead of feed officials, be extended to
the officers of the United States courts for
the Indian Territory, who were excepted
from the provisions of the Updegralt bill.
This change will not apply to court com
missioners. Attorney General Harmon asks
for the legislation.
Clirrokcc Fees Clnlm.
Washington, Dec 15. (Special.) The old
settlers' Cherokee claim light threatens to
For Careful Dressers,
CANE AND UMBRELLA SETS,
FANCY VESI S,
FULL DRESS SHIRTS,
FULL DRESS PROTECTORS,
FULL DRESS SUITS.
We Show All the Late Shapes
and New Effects.
Manufacturers and Retailers,
HOI and 1103 Main and II Eleventh.
THE CORNER STORE. TELEPHONE 1908.
bo renewed with full vigor at this session
of congress; The amount Involved Is up
wards of tlOO.000, all of which the attor
neys -claim duo them In rees- The propo
sition passed the senate at the last ses
sion, but was knocked out in conference by
Messrs. Curtis, of Kansas; Sherman, of
New York, and Pendleton, the house con
fciccs. who will again oppose the claim.
More Appropriation Bills Ready.
Washington. Dec. 13. The-housc commit
tee on appropriations to-day finished (.th
bill for the legislative, executive and judi
cial expenses of the government for the Ils
cal vear ending June 30. l8w The bill car
ries" n total of ?21.67.S69, which Is tl.0O9.Sl
less than the estimates and tSi.SXi less than
the appropriations-for the current year.
Representative Blue will, during the holi
days, make a. flying trip Xa his home at
D. E. Bushnell, of Missouri; II. Hackney,
of Topeka. and R. '. Keith, of Kansas
City, are jn Washington.
Assistant Inspector peneral Kent, who
was too ill to appear at th& hearing of the
Leavenworth home Investigation at Wash
ington on Saturday, will come before the
AN ATLANTIC -COAST STORM.
Casino IlnilillnK nt Atlantic City Col
lapse Mariner 'Warned Xot
to Leave Port.
Atlantic City. N. J., Dec 13. A heavy
wind and rain storm is raging along the
coast at this point. To-day the large Ca
sino building, where the Elks' disaster hap
pened two years ago, collapsed with a
crash, carrying with it an untenanted cot
tage next door. The storm had reached
such a height to-night that Local Observer
Brand received Instructions from Washing
ton to warn mariners not to leave port, as
there is a storm of hurricane force on the
way. Special instructions .were also issued
to the crews of the life saving statfons
along the coast.
New York, Dec. 13. The storm that has
been traveling northward along the coast
reached New York late to-night. No re
ports of loss to shipping except the wreck
ing of the schooner Grace K. Green have
Cape May. N. J.. Dec. 13. A severe north
east storm Is prevailing along the coast
and hurricane signals have been hoisted,
warning vessels of the danger of going to
sea. A driving rain has been falling and
the sea Is running unusually high.
Boy DraeEed to Death.
- Atchison, "Kas Dec. 15. (Special.) The
little eon of Fred Cox, .a wealthy'buslness
man "of Dentonville, a town ten miles riorth
of Atchison, was leading a cow to water,
holding her by a long rope and In the
other hand carrying a bridle. He put his
head and arms through the bridle - and
tied the rope to the bit. The cow started
to run. threw the boy down and dragged
him about a block, injuring him so that he
Three Boys Chnrged With Murder.
Guthrie. O. T.. Dec 15. (Special.) Fred
Horn, aged IS, and Berry and K. H. Coul
ter, aged 17 and 13. respectively, have been
arrested and jailed, charged with murder
ing Alva Tripp, a farmer found shot
through the head near Cloud Chief Sunday.
Tripp had been murdered and robbed. The
sheriff claims to have strong evidence
against the boys.
An Innane Man Killed.
Erie. Pa.. Dec. 15. Edward A. Hart, an
Insane man. riding on a Lake Shore train
In company with his family physician, cs
catiert near Silver Creek. N. Y.. after a
struggle, and threw himself from the train.
His head struck the rail, dashing out his
Drank Carbolic Acid by .Mistake.
Chapman. Kas.,.Dec 15. (Special.) John
Scanlon. Jr., while attending. his father's
drug store took a drink of what he sup
posed was medicine, but which was car
bolic arid. His mouth, tongue and throat
are horribly burned and for a time fatal
results were feared, but he will recover.
Tramps Burn a Barn.
Enterprise. Kas.. Dec 15. (Special.)
About 3 o'clock this morning the barn of
David Wagner, north of town.- burned. Two
horses. 1.300 bushels of grain and all the
farming ' Implements were destroyed. In
surance was small. Tramps are supposed
to luive caused the blaze.
Fourteen Seamen Drorrned.
Rouen. Dec 15. The French steamer
Marie-Fanny, from Bayonne, for this port,
has been totally lost off the Island of Al
derney. The captain was saved, but four
teen members of the crew wtjre drowned.
Explosion In n. Match Factor)-.
Berlin, Dec. 16. An explosion has de
stroyed Von Cromer's match factory at
AschafTenburg, in Bavaria. Two men and
four girls were killed and many persons
Child Scalded tn Death.
Guthrie. O. T., Dec 15. (Special.) A 4-year-old
daughter of J. B. Peter, of Lex
ington, upset a kettle of boiling water on
herself and was scalded to death.
Ilnltttri & Gya
MB. MAGKEY IS SORE.
A nEFOIlT-THAT HE WILL SEEK TO
MAY :VTRYr..T0 . .OUST MORRIS;
LATTER SAID TO HAVE, VIOLATED
THE- ELECTION LAW.
Made Ante-Election Promises, the
Penalty for Which Is Forfeiture
of Office Senator Landln to
Sncceetl Warden Lynch
Topeka, Dec 15. (Special.) Information
has reached Populist headquarters that
Bob Mackey, of Kansas City. Kas., Intends
to Institute proceedings in court to com
pel Auditor-elect W. H. Morris to forfeit
all right to the office to which he was
elected November 3. The suit will be
brought under that provision of the Aus
tralian ballot law -which prohibits ante
election promises. The penaltly for Its vio
lation Is forfeiture of office.
The Mackey-Morris difficulties were aired
in the Journal a few days ago. Mackey
claims that, in consideration of his sup
port at the Abilene convention. Morris then
and there agreed to make him assistant
auditor. After the election, Morris ig
nored the promise, upon the demands of
the antl-Lewelling crowd of Populists, and
appointed his old friend, Charles Taylor, of
Pratt county, to the place.
Mackey was In Topeka a few days ago
demanding that the promise bo kept. He
received no encouragement and left for
homo swearing vengeance. Nothing more
was heard of the matter until to-day, when
.word was- received that Mackey proposed
to bring the proceedings mentioned above.
Mr. Morris Is, not In the city, but his
friends say the report does not alarm them
in the least. "It would be hard for Mackey
to" stick anybody for anything." they say.
While It has been an open secret for sev
eral weeks that Mackey was promised the
place, yet the friends of the auditor-elect
say Mackey would have a difficult time
proving his charge. -
The story as to Mackey's intentions was
brought to Topeka by S. H. Snider, ex
btate Insurance commissioner, who Is a
candidate for reappointment.
There has never been a suit filed to test
the new election law since Its adoption,
and If Mackey's threat Is carried out the
case will be watched with great interest.
W. R.Hazen, who has always attended to
Mackey's legal business in this city, says
he has not been retained to bring any such
proceedings and would not take any hand
"Just what Mackey's plans are I don't
krow," said he to-night. "He was in my
office a few days ago and was complaining
aLcut the treatment accorded him, and to
a crowd in there at the time he made
some- emphatic assertions. 1 was busy,
though, and don't know what he said."
Mr; Mackey refused to state to a Journal
reporter who called upon him iast night
whether the information carried to Topeka
by Mr. Snider was correct or not, but In
timated that he might have something to
There Is no doubt that Mr. Mackey Is
contemplating bringing suit to oust Auditor-elect
Morris. He has talked to his
friends concerning the suit and it is stated
on good authority that when Mr. Mackey
brings his suit evidence will ha introduced
that will open the eyes of the slumbering
C0STIGAN'SVIEW OF IT.
Says Snlnry Reform Ik InxiKiilllcnnt
Railroad Rate Itcjrnlation
Topeka. Kas.. Dec 15. (Special.) A de
termined effort will be made by the Popu
list leaders to secure the enactment of
some radical railroad legislation at. the
coming session of the legislature. A lobby
Is being selected by them to attend the
session and keep after the Populist mem
bers with a sharp stick until something is
done in this line. Walter Costigan, of the
Ottawa Jotlrnal. has volunteered to man
age the fight. He says he will remain in
Topeka during the entire session and com
pel some action to be taken by the Popu
list members. "1 know there are some
weak-kneed fellows on our side," said he,
"but we will prod them up so that they
will do their duty. They would like to go
back on us. but they will be watched so
closely that they won't have a chance. Our
party Is pledged to reform. It can come
about It only one way. That Is to enact
legislation affecting railroads.
"All this talk about the abolishment of a
few little offices In the interest of cconomy
ls the silliest rot. The people of Kansas
would never notice it. It is not tivp state
tax that Is burdensome: It Is the township,
county and school district tax.
"Did you ever stop to figure out how
much It costs to run the state government?
Not many people have. Well, look here.
I have the figures. There arc one and a
half millions of people In Kansas, and the
total expense of maintaining the state gov
ernment In all Its branches aggregates
Jl.500,000. That would bring the cost down
to per capita per year. Of the amount
expended by the state the salary list takes
up $400,000. Thus the tax for salirics
amounts to about 23 cents per capita per
year. Now suppose that the salaries of
all the state officers were cut off entirely,
the officers donating their services for the
good of the cause, would not the saving
25 cents per capita seem rather Insignifi
cant? Go still further. If by some unusual
manner the legislature would not be re
quired to make any appropriation whatever
to maintain the state institutions and state
government, do you think each person
would particularly notice that Jl tax each
year? Why, a 10 per cent reduction in the
'salaries of all state officers, which would
have the appearance of a tremendous sav
ing, and which would be considered as
very' radical indeed, would only make a
difference of 2i,Acents per capita per year.
So you see that It is useless to look for
benefits by wiping out a few insignificant
; "Where then can economy be practiced?
By railroad legislation. A 2-cent passenger
rate and a maximum freight rate law pat
terned after the bill passed by the Populist
Branch of the legislature two years ago
would solve the question. If the average
passenger traffic in the state average 100
miles per year per capita, the amount of
money saved the people by the reduction
of 1 cent a mile would equal the state's
"'Then there would be a big saving also
in freight rates. The capitalization of all
corporations should also be made on the
basis of assessment. Then the watered
stock companies would soon be compelled
to show their hands. The special findings
law In reference to Jury'- cases should also
be wiped out.
"With a 2-cent passenger rate would
come the solution of the pass question.
The roads would be under no obligations
to a set of politicians then and could cut
Off their annuals without fear of hostile
legislation at their hands. A bill to pro
hibit the Issuance of passes would , not
remedy the evil. The same crowd would
travel on 'employes' passes just the
same. I believe the statistics will show
that the rates now obtained by the various
railroads In Kansas will not average 2
cents per mile. There are so many passes
and mileage books out that it will bring
down the 3-cent rate paid by the common
herd so that the average will be less than
that provided In the proposed law. If this
IS so.' how would the railroads be affected
bj- a 2-cent rate? I admit it would le hard
on a large number of. pcltUcIuat', th.s ex
pense of whose riding is now paid by the
masses through a 3-cent rate. Of course
the earnings of the railroads might be
scaled, down some by the. freight bill law.
but then we would try and be equitable."
There is method In Costigan's madness.
He docs not carry" "annuals" or any other
form of transportation on any of the rail
roads now. He is .required to pay 3 cents
a mile or walk. He frankly admitted this
to the Journal-Tcorrespondcnt to-day. He
-used, to carry all kinds of passes, but they
were all taken up. Not a single railroad in
the state patronizes the advertising col
umns of his paper; hence his bitter en
mity. ' His unique way of figuring is apt to catch
some of 'the Populist members of the leg
islature. He hopes so. at least.
CANT W0RKJN HARMONY.
Scheme for a Xon-I'nrtlsnu Reception
to the State Ofllcem-Elcct
Comes to Nnucrlit.
Topeka. Dec. 15. (Special.) Because of
the outrageous actions of the Shawnee
county Populists, all efforts toward getting
up "a big non-partisan reception for the
Populist state officers-elect on the day of
Inauguration have ben abandoned by the
Topeka Commercial Club. The citizens of
the city will not be permitted to take part
as citizens. I will simply be a Fopulist
powwow.' The Commercial Club wanted
to co-operate with the Populist committee
and make the reception a non-partisan af
fair. The Populists notified the club that
no co-operation was necessary. If it want
ed to take any hand It could trail behind.
In order to prevent any friction, the club
decided to take no further steps and to
night issued this cutting statement:
"To the Public: Since the meeting of
citizens was called for the purpose of ar
ranging a reception for the incoming offic
ers and members of the legislature, certain
parties have assumed the right to control
the reception and to dictate who shall ex
tend the courtesy. It appears that if a
citizens' meeting be held as proposed there
will" be a conflict over the matter which
shall make it unpleasant for all concerned
and instead of giving pleasure to the in
coming officers will place them In an em
barrassing position. . It was expected that
a non-political mass meeting of our citi
zens could be held and a courteous greet
ing arranged for those who have been
chosen to administer our government and
who will spend their terms in our midst.
It was not expected that the reception
would be that of the Commercial Club or
that of any party or sect, but merely an
expression of kindly welcome from the peo
ple of Topeka. As this cannot now be done
without unpleasant friction, the call for a
citizens' meeting to be held at the rooms
of the Commercial Club on AVednesday ev
ening Is hereby withdrawn."
The statement was signed by the follow
ing members who had the matter in
charge: A. A. Godard, Samuel T. Howe.
Charles P. Adams. R. S. Brigham and A.
Edwin Taylor Will Push a mil Con
solidating Municipal ami
Topeka. Kas.. Dec. 15. (Special.) Edwin
Taylor, who represented AVyandotte coun
ty In the state senate for the past four
years, but who will be a prominent mem
ber of the house this year, has prepircd a
bill which. If rasscd. will decrease the
number of elections In Kansas one-liilf.
At prsent there Is an election every six
months. Mr. Taylor, backed by the busi
ness interests of the state, will endeavor
to secure legislation which will necessitate
only one election a year. His plan is to
abolish the spring municipal and township
election and provide for the election of
these officers at the general election In the
fall. Provision will be made that will eith
er enable the otneers whose terms expire
next April to hold over until the following
January, when the county officers to be
elected in the fall will be Inaugurated, or
for the election of these officers for a short
term. . ,
Under the present elections system poll
tics Is the only question under discussion
the year around. No sooner does one elec
tion pass until candidates bob up for the
next one. The present system also ena
bles a vast number of political agit'itors
in the large cities to live off politicians all
the time. The abolishment of one election
a year will compel this class cither to seek
legitimate employment or starve. The pol
iticians would not then be at their mercy.
Senator Taylor says this bill will no doubt
be supported by every member of the leg
islature who is in favor of the purification
M'NALL HAS NO CINCH.
Hard Flcbt ARnlimt IIIn Appointment
as Railroad Ciininilloner
Pie Counter Xew.
Topeka. Kas., Dec. 15. (Special.) It trans
pires that Web McNull had no lead pipe
cinch on a place on the railroad board.
A quiet fight was commenced against him
a week ago which has assumed such pro
portions as to jeopardize his chances.
Gn-at pressure is being brought to bear
on the members of the Incoming executive
ccui.cii to appoint two Populists and a
Dfinocrat on the board. The scheme is to
sidetiack McNall by giving him the clerk
ship of the railroad board or make him a
member of the board of regents of the
L;an McTaggart, of Montgomery county,
the Republican free sllvcrlte, will not be
given a place on the state board of char
ities, which he is seeking. The govcrnor
cltct docs not like McTaggart. During the
session of the legislature two years ago
McTaggart. as senator, crossed swords
with Senator Leedy at every opportunity.
The governor-elect is quoted as saying that
Mi.TaRgart now displays considerable
nerve in asking him for political favors.
W. C. Webb Is now making it very in-tcicf-ting
for G. C. Clemens for the position
of clerk of the supreme court.
POP EDIT0RSWILL RESIST.
Declare That President StclnbcrRcr
Had No Richt to AIioIImIi
Topeka. Kas.. Dec. 15. (Special.) The
members of the alleged State Reform Press
Association will resist the move of Presi
dent Stcinberger to abolish it. Stclnbergcr
has the national association on his side
and says he will win. The executive com
mittee met here to-day and arranged a.
programme for the annual meeting Janu
ary 13. Addresses will be made by Dr. Me
Lallin, Governor-elect Leedy. Mrs. Annie
Diggs, Secretary of State-elect Bush. II.
N. Boyd. Belleville Freeman; D. W. Hull.
Norton Liberator: Frank Honeywell. Sa
lina; George Hnrjnon. Oskaloosa Times;
Otis Nesbitt. AVashington Watchman; J.
C. Buchanan. Pittsburg Kansan; I-auru L.
Lowe. Torch of Liberty. Mound City: J.
C. Wright. Lebanon Journal: G. W. Har
rington. 'Hiawatha Democrat: H. W.
Young, Independence Star and Kansan.
To Reduce the Interest Rittc.
Topeka. Kas.. Dec 15. (Special.) Senator-elect
Sheldon, of Ottawa, will introduce
and push a bill In the legislature cutting
down the legal rate of interest from 10 per
cent to S. The bill will also provide a for
feiture of both principal and interest in
caso usflry Is charged. The senator-elect
says that the bill Is a copy of the New
York law except that It provides for S per
cent Interest Instead of 6.
3Ir. Hash's. AxxiHtnntM Xntnetl.
Topeka. Kas.. Dec. 15. (Special.) Secre
tary of State-elect Bush to-day announced
the appointment of three deputies in his
office, as follows: Chief clerk, M. R. Cain,
Hutchinson; commission clerk, M. Mc
Kenna. Plalnvllle: record clerk, J, Paul.
Ellsworth. Charles Ross, who will-be Mr.
Bush's assistant secretary, is In the city-to-day
looking up a house In which to live
for the coming two years.
. .CnmpinR on the (ironnd.
Topeka. Kas.. Dec. 15 (Special.) W. F.
Greene, of Wicnlta, an applicant for a
position on the state board of railroad com
missioners, has opened up headquarters
here and will remain until he knows his
OSAGE CITY P0ST0FFICE.
The Row In Still On, and an Inspector
linn Deen Sent to In
vestigate. Washington. Dec 15. (Special.) The row
In ccnnectlon with the Osage City, Kas.,
pestf fllce is still on. and the report of the
Inspector sent there to ascertain the facts
In the case Is still awaited. The whole
trduble rests on political grounds, the
postmaster being a free silver Democrat
and the owner of the building a follower
of the gold standard. The sliver men con
tended to the department here that the
rent charged was exorbitant and asked
that the office be removed. Ever since,
protests have been pouring In from busi
ness men who don't want the site changed,
and the owner of the building has volun
teered to reduce the rent, but the snarl
assumed such proportions that the depart
ment sent an inspector to the scene to
make an official report on the matter.
FOR A W. R. C. HOME.
Xciv niHposItlon of the G. A. It. Re
union Grounds at Ellsworth,
Topeka, Dec. 15. (Special.) The execu
tive committee of the state G. A. R.. at a
meeting to-day, decided to recommend to
the association at the Chanute encamp
ment in April and to th-j legislature that
the Ellsworth reunion grounds be given to
the state W. R. C. for an orphans' and
soldiers' home. This property was given
to the G. A. R. upon condition that it hold
a reunion there every' two years at least.
The association finds it impossible to fulfill
the contract and decided to let it revert to
the state. The members of the W. R. C.
came forth with a proposition to establish
a home for soldiers and their orphans
there; providing the grounds were given
them, and the committee to-day decided to
recommend that the property be turned
over to the women.
KANSAS DAY SPEAKERS.
James I,. Chnlllxx, of Atchison, to Re
spond to the "KnnsnV Toast
The Other Orators.
Topeka. Kas.. Dec. IS. (Special.) The executive-committee
of the Kansas Day Club
met last night and selected speakers for
the annual banquet of the club, to be held
at the Copeland January 29. President J.
E. Junkin. of Sterling, will deliver the an
nual -address, arid the toast "Kansas" will
be responded to by James L. Challiss, of
Atchison. Tho other speakers, who will
choose thelr-own subjects, have been se
lected as. follows! W. I. Stewart. Troy:
Henry J. Allen. Ottawa: Charles S. Reed,
Predonia; I- E. Lambert, Emporia: J. B.
Furry, Topeka: W. W. Finney, Neosho
Falls; Fred A. Stocks. Blue Rapids; E. I.
Ackley. Concordia; S. N. Hawks, Stockton;
H. G. Laing. Russell; Harry L. Gordon,
Wichita; John S. Simmons, Dighton; R. W.
Coleman, Baker univeislty.
A Clash Over Libraries.
Topeka. Kas.. Dec 15. (Special.) In his
biennial report, made, public to-day. State
Librarian King recommended that the li
brary of the State Historical Society be
added to the state library. He says that it
is the duty of the Historical Society to
gather material of a historical nature per
taining to the state, and not to run a 11
bary. Secretary' Adams, of the Historical
Society, wants the state library consoli
dated with his department.
"BAD MAN" WORK OVERDONE.
Ed Reed, n Well Known Indian Ter
ritory Deputy, Shot Dead
by n Bartender.
Clarcmont, I. T., Dec. 15. (Special.) Ed
Heed, a deputy marshal, who ;;.Ie more
than a year ago made himself famous by
killing the two notorious Crittenton broth
ers in Wagoner, and won for himself from
the citizens of that place a gold medal
for his heroic conduct, was killed by John
Clark, a bartender in Glbbs' saloon, about
10 o'clock last night. Reed, well loaded
with whisky, started out to take the town.
He entered Gibbs' saloon and getting be
tween Clark and his gun, proceeded to
makk the latter dance, after shooting
eciything to pieces in the house and
making numerous perforations through
the walls and windows. Reed left the
house! telling Clark that he would return
directly and If he found him there would
kill him. True to his word, Reed, in the
course of a. few moments, returned. No
secner had he returned than he attempted
to make good hiH threat, when Clark sent
two bullets from a 45-callber Colt's re
volver crashing into him. One shot took
effect In the neck and the other in the
left breast, just below the heart. Reed
died about 11 o'clock.
Reed is a son of the notorious Belle
Starr, whose doing of several years ago
rrn.ain inseparable from the history of
thi country. Clark has recently come to
this place from New Mexico. Clark gave
himself up to the authorities, and was 'his
morning taken to Muskogee.
A MINNEAPOLIS SCANDAL.
A Number of Aldermen Charged With
Boodllnir in Connection With
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 15. Minneapolis
Is- apparently on the brink of a municipal
scandal sensation. The announcement that
a warrant Is out for the arrest of City
Clerk Charles F. Haney and that Hancy
ls on his way to Mexico is received with
astonishment. The charge Is bribery In
connection with city fuel contracts. Haney
was expected to go to Mexico January 1,
having been ordered by his physician. He
left very suddenly last Friday night, and
although tho local authorities have made
every effort to arrest him before he'erosses
tho border, they have not yet succeeded.
The grand jury Is now in session, and is
investigating a number of aldermen
charged with Iwodling in paving, sewer
and other contracts. It has leaked out that
at least two indictments have been found
and some thirty others are promised. The
cvidenco has been gathered by Chicago
detectives, under the direction of certain
members of the Good Citizenship League.
Among the charges made is one that the
ballot boxes in the Eleventh ward were
tampered with to secure the election of an
alderman favorable to the combine. The
contest over this seat is still In progress.
WERE FALSELY ACCUSED.
Montnnn Womnn Sent Her Parents to
Prison for Jlnrder to Save
Helena. Mont.. Dec 15. Governor Rick
ards has granted a. free pardon to Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Clarke, serving seventeen
years' terms each in the penitentiary at
Deer Lodge, for the murder of John P.
Stewart, by poisoning. They have already
served a year of their sentence. Stewart
was a wealthy man. and suspicion first fell
on his wife, Mary Stewart. She was ar
rested at Spokane and tried at Missoula.
To save herself, she accused her mother
and stepfather. They were convicted, by
her testimony, of murder In the second de
gree. But finally remorse overtook Mrs.
Stewart, and she finally confessed to an
attorney and to ex-Governor Toole, but
committed suicide before a written state
ment could be signed. Governor Rlckards
made what reparation lay In his power by
pardoning Mr. and Mrs. Clarke.
Pearl Ilrynn Cnxe Perjurer.
Cincinnati, O., Dec. 15.-Johrt Seward and
William Trustee, witnesses in the Pearl
tSryan murder case, who were convlcte.i of
false swearing, were to-day sentenced In
J Newport, Ky. Seward was given two yeans
On recebt of 11.00 to
Insure express charges:
we will forward anvthlna:
idtertlsed. amount to be J
applied on purchase II)
goods are kept.
BIG BARGAINS N HOLIDAY GIFTS
Men's Madras Bosom
Men's Fane; Per.
Corduroy. Silk em
Mottled and Bed
ford Corduroy; In
new effects, very
swell, sizes 33 to i:
actual retail value
a nd So,
lien's Silk Suspenders.
Men's Silk Embroid
ered Satin Suspenders,
Men's Fine Satin
ers, put up one In a
box. all shades. $1.H)
Men's solid color fine
Satin Suspenders, kid
ends, glove fasteners,
all colors. JX50 and
300 dozen Silk Initial Handkerchiefs,
wide hem, worth 40c
250 dozen Extra Large Silk Initial
Handkerchiefs, 75c vaine
75 dozen Fancy Silk Mufflers in new
Persian effects, worth S1.25
50 dozen Finest Quality Heavy Silk
Mufflers, S3 and 83 qualities
100 dozen large size hemstitched, fancy
border handkerchiefs, 15c quality
and Trustee one year in the Kentucky
penitentiary. They attempted to make the
jury believe that Pearl Bryan was behead
ed on the Ohio side of the river and con
veyed to Fort Thomas afterward.
DOUBLE MURDER REPORTED.
Mart EndM, n Dexpernte Criminal.
Snltl to Ilnve Slntn Tvro Officers
in Johnson County.
Holden. Mo.. Dec. 13. (Special.) Word
was received here late this afternoon that
Mart Eads. a notorious criminal, who is
wanted at Kansas City and in Oklahoma
for various crimes, had shot and killed a
deputy sheriff of Johnson county and the
constable of Klngsvllle. township, at Black
water bridge. In the extreme northwestern
part of this county, in resisting arrest.
Particulars' are very meager, as Informa
tion did not reach here until late. Sheriff
TV. S. Dunham, of Wnrrensburg. and other
parties have gone to the scene of the crime.
Eads Is a well known character In the
criminal annals, of Johnson county. Four
years ago he was arrested for wholesale
robberies In the western part of the coun
ty, but escaped from an officer and went
to Oklahoma, and later the cases against
him were nollled. A few days ago he was
arrested at his home in Klngsville town
ship by a constable, on warrants from
Kansas City, under Jackson county Indict
ments for grand larceny. He escaped from
the officer and no more efforts were made
to recapture him until to-day. He Is a
The police and county marshal deny that
Eads Is wanted In Kansas City.
FARMERS HUNTING A TRAMP.
IVnnt to Pnnlah Him for Ills Ilrntnl
Mlxtrentnient of nn Old 'Woman
.enr Atchison, Kn.
Atchison. Kas.. Dec. II. (Special.) The
home of T. Tiller, a farmer living about
five miles from Atchison, was visited dur
ing the absence of himself and wife by a
tramp. The place was In charge of Tlfler's
mother-in-law, with whom he left his child.
He had not been gone more than half an
hour when the tramp put In his appear
ance and demanded all the money there
was In the house. Mrs. Mertz told him
that she had no money, whereupon the
tramp knocked her down and. taking her
by the hair, began pulling her around and
beating her. The child began to cry and
the tramp threatened to kill It If it did not
shut tip. For fear that he would kill the
child, Mrs. Mertz said that she would try
and find him some money. She started up
stairs after the money and discovered a
rifie hanging on the wall. She took It down
and told the man to leave, which he did.
Mrs. Mertz promptly fainted and remained
unconscious for an hour. A crowd of farm
ers have started to run the man down and
if he is captured it will go hard with him.
GIRL ACCUSED0F BURGLARY.
ElKhtcrn-Yenr-Old Unnghter of Cltr
ACKnr Hickman, of Golden
Clt, Mo., Arrenteil.
Golden City. Mo.. Dec. 15. (Special.) A
sensation was created here to-day by the
an est of Miss Jennie Hickman, daughter
of J. E. Hickman, city assessor, charged
with robbing the residence of James Beat
ty on the night of December t. Two gold
watches were taken, one of which was
returned by the girl. The discovery of
the other watch In the hands of her
fiancee. Earl Faxon, led to bis arrest, but
h- was discharged to-day when the girl
was arrested. Miss Hickman gave bond for
apptarance next Tuesday. There have
been numerous petty burglaries lately, and
citl7ens are greatly excited.
Miss Hickman Is about IS years of aee
and has previously borne an exemplary j
m.-uiuuuii. ji tamer is a prominent
D lr.ccratie politician and the oldest stock
buyer In the Southwest. The burglary, of
which she Is accused, was committed
while the family was at church. Entrance!
was gained by means of the latch key.
which was left hidden over the door. The
girl claims that she found the watch which
LAXDIS SUCCEEDS I.Y.1CH.
Governor-Elect I.ccily Selects HiH
Warden of the Penitentiary.
Topeka, Kas., Dec. 1.".. (Special.)
Governor-elect Leedy to-night an
nounced the appointment of Harry
Landis, of Medicine Lodge, as war
den of the penitentiary. Landis was a col
league of Leedy in the state senate two
years ago and the two are 1osom friends.
Soon after the election, a dozen or more
candidates for warden sprung up. but when
they learned that Landis was after the
Clothing Co.,909-911 Alain St. tAlnArillLU.
Hen's and Boys' Gloves.
$1.50 quality Cable
&ewel French rrrr
Kid Gloves y5u
50 dozen Velvet Fin
ished 2-button Mocha.
Gloves, worth C. nn
JI.50 ! OO
todozen Fleece Lined
Dogskin Gloves and
Mitts, worth -.-
Winter Hats, Caps.
Clearina Sale a!
Derby and Fedora
Hats, black and
$2.50 and ffl Or
Kersey Caps, any
lined, worth or
Boys and Girls'
800 dozen fine
Silk and Satin Xcck
wear. In puffs, flowing
end Tccks. Imperials.
De JolnvlIIes. Band
Bows and Clubs, extra
large shapes. 75c. Jt.OO
Silk Handkerchiefs and Mufflers.
.AAA A. -,-A, w . -fy-,
4i A positive cure for all coughs and
llagrippe without causing nausea.
Dr. Kay's Lung Ba!m
Medical Cg.Qgnha.yeb. Seed for booklet.;
SOLD BT DRUGGISTS.
place they quietly pulled out of the- race
and conceded It to him.
Upon invitation of Bruce Lynch, tha
present warden. Landis will visit tho peni
tentiary In a few days and Inspect the in
stitution. STOCK "WAR OJf AGAI.T.
Colorado Cattlemen nml AVyomln"
Sheepmen at LoKgerhendm.
Rock Springs. Wyo.. Dec 13. Tho war
between Colorado cattlemen and Wyomlns
sheepmen is again on. Grit IV. Edwards,
principal sheep owner In the region, has
received two letters from the cattlemen,
giving him six days in which to remove his
sheep from a disputed strip. Edwards re
plies that as a taxpayer In Routt county
for twenty-two years he proposes to make
u stand and refuses to be intimidated or
driven from tho range. Trouble Is antici
pated. A SERIES OF TRAGEDIES.
Three -Murder and Two Accidental
Deaths in Tiro Day.
Oncnsboro. Ky.. Dec IX Since Sunday
three killings and two accidental fatalities
have startled the people of this locality.
Drve Edwards gave Nick Berry death
wounds In a saloon row. Henry Margum
killed Zack Johnson without known cause.
A strange negro was struck by unknown
patties and klfied. "William Jones, a farm
er, was killed by an Illinois Central train,
and Roy Drake, 13 years, was accidentally
killed while hunting. '
EXECUTED I1V SHOOTIXG.
Vtnh Murderer Shot to Death by Fire
Salt Lake City. U.. Dec. 13.-Patrick
Coughlin was executed to-day In Sage Hol
low. V.. twenty-five miles north of Echo,
for tho killing of Deputy Sheriffs Thomas
Stags, of Echo. U.. and E. A. Dawes, of
Evanston. Wyo.. on July 30. 1S33. He was
shot to death by five deputies under Sheriff
Dickson. Only the officials, a few relatives
of the condemned man nnd' representatives
of tha press were present.
Jnrr Failed to Asree.
Eldorado. Kas.. Dec. 13. (Special.) Th
jury In the case of the state vs. Ed Bus
sey was discharged to-day after being out
over twenty-four hours and falling to
agree. Bussey was charged with enticing
Muics Blxler and McIIvalne, 11-year-old
git Is. from their home In Augusta to Kan
sas City, several months ago. where they
were all arrested. Bussey was a traveling
man ami has been in Jail here awaiting
trial The case will be tried again next
Plot to Destroy nn Opera llonse.
Belton, Tex., Dec. 15. What is suppoewJ
to have been a plot to blow up the hand
some new opera house was discovered here
this morning. Four large sticks of dyna
mite, wrapped In a German paper, were
found In a window. The fuse attached had
burned part of the way down, but went
out. There was enough of the stuff to have
wrecked the opera house, the WO.0CO court
house and other adjacent buildings In the
heart of the city.
Doable Pennsylvania Trnjiejy.
Wilkesbarre. Pa.. Dec. 13. During a fam
ily quarrel to-day Morris Pope shot John
Keithllne. fatally wounding him. Wnm
Pope saw his friend falling to the floor
with a mortal wound in hid head, he pi iced
the revolver in his own mouth and blew
portion of his head off, dying almost In
stantly. Arretted for rtnldlne n Srnnce.
Boston. Mass.. Dec. 13. George B. Gates,
who led a raiding party having for Its ob
ject the expose of a seance by the Con
cannons at the Spiritualist temple In tha
city three weeks ago. wus arrested to-day.
charged with disturbing a religious meet
ing and with damage to property to the
arocunt of S30.
A Solrnr. '. V.. Family Poisoned.
Syracuse. N. Y Dec. 13. Agnes and
Mary Novock. children, died this afternoon
at Solvay. near this city, presumably of
arsenic poisoning. Joseph Novock. the
father, and the mother and three othr
children arc dangerously 111. Suspicion at
taches to a woman living in the nelchhoa