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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 lands. 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 Tariff Law. 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 Holiday Creations For Careful Dressers, CUFFS, COLLARS, GLOVES, MUFFLERS, NECKWEAR, HANDKERCHIEFS, SUSPENDERS, ! JEWELRY, HOSIERY, CANES, UMBRELLAS, CANE AND UMBRELLA SETS, BATH ROBES, UNDERWEAR, FANCY VESI S, FULL DRESS SHIRTS, FULL DRESS PROTECTORS, FULL DRESS SUITS. We Show All the Late Shapes and New Effects. OWMfaiO, Nfify 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. Concrcmilonnl Xoten. Representative Blue will, during the holi days, make a. flying trip Xa his home at Pleasanton, Kns. 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 committer to-day. 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 been received. 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 cannot live. 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 brains. 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 Injured. 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. 4 Ilnltttri & Gya 3 MB. MAGKEY IS SORE. A nEFOIlT-THAT HE WILL SEEK TO REVENGE HI3ISELF. 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 Ivnnsas Politics. 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 in It. "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 say later. 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 populace. C0STIGAN'SVIEW OF IT. Says Snlnry Reform Ik InxiKiilllcnnt Railroad Rate Itcjrnlation the Thing:. 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 offices. ; "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 entire expenditures. "'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. W. Dana. FOR FEWERJLECTIONS. Edwin Taylor Will Push a mil Con solidating Municipal ami County Election. 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 of politics. 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 state university. 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 Their AxKoclntloii. 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 fate 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, Kas., PropoHciL 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 City ContrnctM. 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 HerKelf. 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 OUT-OF-TOWN J..-.0 PATRONS. 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 FOR GENTLEMEN. Fancy Dress Shirts. Men's Madras Bosom Laundered Shirts. detacneu link cuffs, n value 75c Men's Fane; Per. caie anirts. new pat terns. J1.50 values $1 Men's Fancy Vests Silk Embroidered Corduroy. Silk em broidered Cheviot. Mottled and Bed ford Corduroy; In new effects, very swell, sizes 33 to i: actual retail value a nd So, choice... ..$2.45 lien's Silk Suspenders. Men's Silk Embroid ered Satin Suspenders, 50c value, 25C Men's Fine Satin Embroidered Suspend ers, put up one In a box. all shades. $1.H) value. 50C Men's solid color fine Satin Suspenders, kid ends, glove fasteners, all colors. JX50 and i-J.00 quality. $1.25 PI 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 desperate criminal. 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 she returned. 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 GOODS CHEERFULLY 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 -.- J1.0O o04- Winter Hats, Caps. Clearina Sale a! Derby and Fedora Hats, black and brown. worth $2.50 and ffl Or . 3)1.03 Men's Finest Kersey Caps, any shape. silk lined, worth or Boys and Girls' Tarns, all shades, worth jl.CO.... 43c Grand Neckwear. 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 and 11.2 values: choice 50c w vr3n Silk Handkerchiefs and Mufflers. ....25C ....45C ...-75C $1.25 8c .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 Deputy Sheriff. 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 March. 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 hood.