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The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri • 1

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REED NAMED FORSPEAKER. inspector at Kansas Pity to the effect that about 70, OOO head of Mockers and feeders have been hiped out of Kansas titr markets during the past year to Kansas cattlemen for tlie purpose of fattening. These cattle come principally from Colorado, New Mexico and the Pannandle, One of the members of the commission said to a reporter: In addition to the 70,000 head snipped out of Kansas City we estimate that 70, OOO head were direct to Kalians cattle men and did not go through Kansas ity. This would make 1 UMH head which are' to be fed ou Kansas corn this winter. CLEKG T3frvs StURIU Liberal Amounts Fwlil Their Fiutors by New York Congregatious John P.

Kilter In the Kpurh. It is the dream of ike diviuity student In his seminary chambers that he may at some future day be called to fill pulpit iu the metropolis. A Tew facts and figures will give au idea of the opportunities that New York holds out to brainy men who have chosen the ministry as a profession. The wealthiest church organization on this side of the Atlantic is thqTriuity corporation of the Protestant Episcopal church. It embraces lid Triimv, at the head of Wall street, and eight purUu chaeU: 8t.

Pauls, Su Johns, Trinity Augustines, St. For-udiuss, Zion church, Zion chapel, and Trinity church, Morrismiia. To support these churches there are ample funds. The income of the corporation is betweeu $750,000 aud year. Yet this amount does not adequately represent the corporation's capital.

A large portion of its lands were leased long ago a hen property was not as valuable os at present. Wbra they expire the income of the Trinity corporation will be double what it is uow. Dr. Morgan Dix is the rector of Old Trinity, and exercises a general nufwrvihioii over tlie pariah chapels. Hit salary is $15,000 per aunuiu.

The assistant rector of the same ehurcheceives while the assistants who have charge of tlie chapels receive a year each, except Dr. Swope of Trimly chapel, who gets Tnese are pretty high salaries, but the Episcopalians of New Y'ork are renowned for generosity toward their pastors. The lust rector of 8t. Thomas's was paid $18,000. Dr.

Brown, who tills the pulpit ut preseut, gets $15, IKK). Dr. Huntington of Grace church, which Yiee-President Morton attends when living in the city, has perhaps the most desirable parish of all. His salary is $15, IKK), and be occupies a beautiful parsonage, rvot free, next to his church, which is architecturally one of the handsomest residences in the city, and is certainly worth an extra $5,000 a year to the pastor. Another church that pays $15,000 to its rector is 8L Bartholomew.

Dr. Greer is tlie fortunate clergyman. He possesses private means, and returns his entire salary to tils church. Dr. Uainsford of St Georges receives a year.

He Is aiso possessed of a private fortune, aud, like the rector of Bartholomews turns his salary ever to bis church. There are at least a dozen other Episcopal parishes in the metropolis which pay their rectors salaries ranting from $4,000 to $8,000 per fluntiiu. The bishop ot the Diocese of New York is paid $15,000. In the Methodist Episcopal church large salaries are notthe general rule; but tiic ambitious minister can suspire to become one of the ugeiits of the Book Concerns established here, or the secretary of one of the manv branches of church work, or, for that matter, abndiop. The hislion of New Y'ork receives $5,000.

AU other bishops receive annually, except the bishops of Africa and India, who are paid $4,000 and $3,500 respectively. The ogcuU of the Book Concern get $5,000. The as me is given to the various secretaries. The itor of 8L Paul's on Fourth avenue, the largest Methodist church iu the city, gets $5,000 and a large paronHge comfortably furnislted to live in, rent free. AU the MethodUt churches furnish their pastors with residences Tho Madison aveuue church also pnys its pastor The Presbyterian pulpit iu New Y'ork i filled by some of tbe ablest 7reachcr in America.

John Hall of the Fifth Avenue church draws a salary of $20,000. Dr. Paxton is said to reeeiv $10,000. Dr. Parkhurst $8,000, while DcWitt Ta Image of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, whose influence is os great in New York as il is in Brooklyn, is paid Apart from what they receive train their parishioners Dr.

John Hull makes a Imndsoine sum each year hv writing for the New York Ltditer, aud Ir. Yalmuge is paid a salary for editing Frank Leslie Sunttoy Mug-( txive The Rev. Robert Collyer of the Park Avenue I nitariHii rrh receive $10,000. Dr. William M.

Taj of the Broudway Tabernacle. a (ongregntional organization, is supposed to have a fine salary. But, putting all monetary consideration aside, tne reputation a clergyman of talents is sure to achieve in New York, and the opportunities for doing efficient work for the cause of religion And humanity are so many, that mot clergymen regard it os a very desirable field for activity. Chief Hpeera Make a Temporary Alignment of th Officers In Charge. Chief Speers has as near as possible made a permanent assignment of the police officer and putrolmcn in accordance with the plun recently submitted by him to the police commissioners and approved by them.

He makes scarcely any change among the men now on the prinuipul beats, but on account of the absence of Captuiu Branham from the city permanent ANsiirmuents are not made. Branham will return about January 1, amt another assignment will then be mude. The assignment just made out wili go into effect to-morrow. Captain Moran will assume charge of the Ceutrol station in day time and will be relieved at night ty whois now in charge of No. 4 district in the day time.

Captain Flahive aud Lieutenant Burns will take charge of the West Kansas district, the former at night. No. 3 district will he in churge of Sergeant Ahem and Bierry, as it is at present, but No. 4 district, uow in charge of Captain McGinniss and Lieutenant Burns, will next month be controlled by Captain Snvder and Lieutenant Campbell. Sergeants Veltonand Fraser will continue in charge of No.

5 district, as at present. Captain Snvder, who has been court officer for the past six months, will be in future in charge of a district, and Patrolman Silvers will be court officer. Chief Speers has concluded to hare patrolmen work from 10 oclock p. in. to 6:30 oclock a.

m. during their second successive month on night duty, instead of from 8 o'clock p. iu. to 4 a. as wus originally intended.

THEPAS-AMEIt 1CAS BILLS, Counsel Arguing the Case Before Judge Henry. Tho injunction proceedings begun by D. B. MorrLon against City Auditor Winram, Comptroller Thomas and Treasurer Peake to restrain the payment of the $1,000 voted by council for the entertainment of the Pan-American guests came up before Judge Henry tins morning. Messrs J.

Y. C. Karnes and Colonel L. 11. Waters appeared for the officials and D.

B. Morrison was represented by Kugy fc Bicrmmerman and L. t. Havens appeared for the city. O.

B. Morrisons attorneys filed an amended petition differing very little from the original. City Counselor Havens filed an answer admitting the facts and the law as laid down in the petition for au injunction and asked thnt Judge Henry mukeihe injunction perpetual. Messrs. Karnes and Walters filed a demurrer claiming that there was no cause of action stated in the petition and asked for the dismissal of tlie proceedings.

Amos Kagy contended in an address which lasted nil the forenoon that the council had exceeded its authority in voting the $1,009 for the entertainment of tlie Pan-Amerienn guests, that it was not for the legitimate expenses of the city, and the new charter did not sanction it. He cited parallel cases of money voted by cities for Fourth of July and other celebrations in which the courts have decided that there was a wrongful appropriation of money. Colonel Waters aud Mr. Karnes will claim that the appropriation comes under the general welfare clause ol the charter. THE PACKET USE MEETISO.

A Final Effort to Btiie the 930,000 Extra and to Elect a Hoard of Director Another meeting in the interests of the packet line will be held at the Commercial club to-night. To put the project upon a successful business basis $130,000 is necessary for the line, and nn attempt will be made to swell the subscriptions to that amount tonight If the Inst public meeting in the interest of tlie line is to be taken as a precedent there is little doubt that the entire sum will be raised to-night. Besides the public meeting in the interest of increasing the fund, there will be a meeting of the subscribers ufter the public meeting to take steps iu the organization of the coinpgitv, and the eouimittee which has the matter fn charge is very anxious that every subscriber be present to-night. The capital stock of the company is to he divided into shares of $HN each, and each $100 subscribed will entitle tlie subscriber to a vote. It is probable that the only steps toward organization taken to-night will be the selection of a board of directors, in whose hands the whole mutter will be left.

It is desirable for many reasons that the full amount of the capital stock be raised before tlie election of dire tors takes place, and the subscription committee suggests thut every subscriber bring with him to-night at least one other man willing to take stock. DO SOT HAST RESVBMISSIOX Prominent Knnwini Give Reasons Why Prohibition Should Prevail in Kansas. In speaking of T. H. Thwing of Arkansas itv, president of the American National bank at that place, said: In our county, by reason of the proximity to the Indian Territory, there are a large number of people who are opposed to the policy of prohibition and are, of course, in favor of resiibinirsion.

On account of this sentiment, the law in our place is not thoroughly enforced, but no one of respectability wants the saloon back, and it never will come back in Kanas. L. C. Miller, editor of the Jetiuore said: I do not think the movement for re-submission means nnvthing whatever. In my opinion it will never be voted on by the people again; but if it should come to a vote I am satBfied prohibition will be successful by large majority.

harles F. Scott, editor of the Iota Reffbtrr. said: "I think Kugene Ware hit the nail on the head when he said: Wait until you hear from the rural districts. I tell yon the farming communities are solid for prohibition ami no amount of sophistry ran convince them that licencing the saloon for the hem fit of tlie towns will help the furmers. Kanas farmers will never lend their voices to rcMihmissiott.

II 7lF OVT Iir THE FLAMES. Fires In Various Lornlltles-Monejr lor the dnffi-rpi nt Lynn. Al.RAXY, Nov. Fire broke out in the Delnvan gas hotie in Montgomery, near t'olumhia street, at 7 oclock thisuioniingand the flames, gaining headway, communicated to the paper warehouse of Jacob Leonard A Mon, 6o5 and H9 Broadway, nnd the Albany Casket company, No. 601 and 603 Brbnd-way.

Both were total Several other building were damaged and the loss will reach partially insured. MH NT Ayr, Nov. 30. Fire yesterday morning caused lo of about $30,000. The (irineipid building destroyed were Klihti, nghnin A Mons store; Todd anil Gray, grocer, nnd four building belonging to A.

A. Huggins. The liraiimnre i about I.YNN, Nov. 30. The fourth day after the fire find the situation more hopeful.

Over ha been snbserilied in Lynn for the benefit of he suffer rs. HIIAIS DEALLILS IS SESStOS. Northern Kansu And Southern ftshrnOiA Diruslng Hate nnd Car Service. Atchison, Nenr. 30.

A meeting of grain dealers of Northern Kansas nnd Southern Nebraska is in progress here this after-noon for the purpose of organizing an association for mutual protection. The question of rates and supply of cur are a1o nnder consideration. The rate are nt present satisfactory but they are liable to change at snv time and there st this eon of the year a general shortage of ear. It i hoped that by a united effort on the part of shipper the railroad can he induced to give country elevators a better ear service. Latest holiday novelties At Bnrses, 1219 Mam street, few door south of Twelfth, JUDGE HENRY RENDERS A DECISION IN THE CELEBRATED CASE.

New Points In the Case Brought Out la tb Judge's Decision KlarrUo it Abandoned Ills Wife to All lutenUaod Purpose TUlee to Valuable Property Judge Henry to-day handed down dec! ion in the celebrated case of Ann Mcltonongk against Nannie M. Baumganlt, which has been in the courts of this eonnty for nearly five years. Mrs. Mclfonough is the wife oi ex hief of Police MeDouough of Ht. Louis, lu the 59 Mrs.

McDonough, nee Owen, man ried Hczekiah Harrison. A few years aftel their marriage Harrison went to Denver in search of gold, it wa afterwards reported that he wa nutraamd by the Jndiautt. Mrs, Harrison then married McDonough. Sooq afterwards Mrs. McDouough sold a large tract of land iu this city to John and James Fatea for $10, (MX), which 1 now valued at over McDonough joined with her in this deed.

After this sale Harrison turned up alive and well. Mrs. McDonough secured a divorce from him for desertion and then sought to have the deed to the Katons set aside because her lawful huhamiHar risen) did not join in the deed and it was no-lawful and void. This suit woo, if successful, to be a precedent for other suits for lands valued at hundreds of thousand of dollars sold by Mrs. McDouough after the disappear ance of her husbaud.

Judge Henry, in ths following decision, declared the deeds valid and binding nnd dismissed the suit. It quired an hoar sod a half for the judge to deliver the opinion. Its tubetauce fob lows: 1 find the to be at follow: Harrison left Independence iu i860 and went to Denver, where he remained two years, holding successively the office of jnstice of the peace and sheriff of the county. A short time after he went to Denver, and while there he wrote to his wife to come to luiu. To this letter her brother Ambrose wrote a reply saying that she would not go unle he went with her or Harrison came for her.

This, it teem, was the end of their correspondence. Having remained in Denver about two years he departed from that place, going to New Mexico aa a guide and interpreter, and state in his deposition that he lelt Denver to get further away, and, by way of explanation, add I thought she had plenty of time to think the matter over aud hud concluded not to come to mu and I intended not to go back. Again he say, But 1 had no hope of ever coming in contact with her again. 1 knew almost that she would never get dowu here. The inference from this i clear that be had ftbriuHoned her.

and sought to hide himseli where she could not get to him, and he say that when he left Denver he had finally abandoned ail hope of living ith her again, lie says further that he had never treated her ai bis wife or contributed anything to her support after she had refused to come to him to Denver. He also, in answer to the question whether he would have lived with her had she found him in New Mexico or elsewhere iu ths West after be had left Denver, says: I dont know. would have dqndrd on clrrum-sthre-fow tbe inn-ting ratuc about and vital eatired it alter I hl lelt Denver. He lived at Denver two year after left Independence, and for nearly a yeai al forwards, it was reported that hs was killed by the Indians. He was sherifl ot tin county of which Denver is the county seal Ho never sent his wife any money, wrote but one letter, nnd that she did not answer.

It bad not, after receiving ths niwwr to -that letter written by Arauroas Owens determined to abandon her, and 1jt apart front her, how snn his neglect to writs to her and his luilure to send her money for her miunteiiauee be explained That he testifies that for years afterwards he still had an affection for her does not destroy ths inference of abandonment, but rather strengthens it for if ht still regarded her as his wife and still intended to receive her as such and still entertained an affection for her, he certainly would har written to her, even if he had not been aide to contribute to her support. Instead ot this, he neither writes nor sends any message to her, nor any means for her maintenance, but abandons a public office, leave a cointimnUy in winch we may infer he had ths confidence aud esteem of his fellow eituen aud sought to hide from his wife in the wilds of New Mexico. It is dear that if not before, certainty when he left Denver for New Mexico, be nbamhmcd hi wife aud all the teeiimony seems to establish the fact of a mutual adltandonnieiit. Hooti after reaching Denver he wrote to hts wife to come to him. This she declined to do in a letter not writtea by herself but by her brother, 8he never wrote to him, and, hearing in ltl that he wo killed, she even then made no effort to ascertain the truth of the report, or even to trace the report to ita source, bntsho believed the report true and acted upon it as the truth, when a letter to Denver would havo set the matter at ret.

I do Dot mean to say that she did not believe the report, but sho seemed iuditU-rent In regard to it. and very om after the report reached her she married again. I find from the evidence that when Me Donough and his reputed wife exeeuted tho deed in question to the Futons, her huhand 11. F. Harrison, was alive, hut had, several years before that deed wo exeeuted, atom dnned her and wo residing in New Mexico.

That she thought him deadend was not aware of the abandonment cannot change the facts. If a state of facta etisted when she made the deed which authorizes her to do so it innkee no difference that the based her right to make a deed upon a state of facts which did nt rxit. Il absent from her from 100 to 1869 without in any manuer recognising her a his wile, whether dead or ulivt, she had a right to set as an unmarried woman, and if she end the entire community believeu him dead for seven years, whether dead el alive, she had llie right to act aa an unmare ried woman, and that therefore her deed was effectual to pass the title to the land in quere Don to the defendants, Futon. The bill tfl therefore dismissed. ATCHISOS JOISTS ALL CLOSED Friction Itctwccn th Police Commlsriov and tty Government Inspired th Move.

ATrittwiN, Nov. 30.Kvrr slues ths appointment of Metropolitan Folice Commission for At hinn, Ou onraroiioners aud ths municipal government have not been on good terms officially. The city authorities think si! surplu polirf collection ought to be turned over to the eitf monthly to help defray city expenses. Ths cominiMtnners in the right months they hats been in office have made but one payment $mini to the ettv. and have now on hamlalraut $3,090 which they ray the? will hold to pay the expense of their department should ths receipt fall below the expense I be eominusionerii, tori night ordered the police to cl ore all places where liquor hoe been sold contrary to lew.

Ths jmts were accordingly closed by the police, and this morning thirsty eitisene must walk across ths bridge for their drink. A SEn TlOX fhs Mliwinrt Paetftc loe ft Contract lot 100 Mile nf New Road. Lot la, Nov. 30.The Missouri Pacifo company bos rioted contract for the enure strnction of one hundred miles of railroad from Deermnt, on the l.lttlc Rock, Mia iMippt A Te to railway, a branch of the Iroft Mountain mad to Monre, 1 4k Work will be begun at oar. This will fin tha Iron MoonUia a new southeastern eonotto Don.

Hood's Njirwaparilln cures catarrh by expetl Ing impnrtlte from the blood, which is th raura of the eontpUmh Give 11 tnai. BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE AT WASHINGTON TESTIFYING He Gives loterwsttng Facts and Figures, and Denies Forming any Combination to Enhance Prices Miockers and Feeders Hhlpped From Kausas City YVabiiisotojc, Nov. 30, Senator Vests committee, which has been investigating the dressed beef interests of the country for some months, resumed the examination of witnesses in the room of the 'senate committee on commerce this morning. There were present of tlie committee Senators Vest, Coke, Farwell, Manderaon and Plumb aud a number of persons interested as witnesses or otherwise. Among them was Mr.

P. D. Armour fbe Chicago beef and pork packer. He was accompanied by his attorneys, Campbell, Martin, Quinn and Dudley. MR.

ARMOtR MAKES DEN1AIJL Mr. Armour was the first witness. His business, he said, was that of a beef and pork packer. He denied being in the cattle business. Senator Vest, who conducted the examination, said he did not purpose going into the witness private record, anu told tho witness to cull his (the senators! attention to any question that might be objectionable from a irivate standpoint.

The witness said he had een in the beef business all his life; dressed beef business began to be important about ten years ago. 11c himself went into it after one or two other firms had engaged in it. For two or three years it had not been remunerative, methods had to be studied and the business learned. In 1881 or 1882 it had liccume a paving busmens. Prices are lower now, said the witness, than they were when we began the dressed beef business.

I cannot give tlie exact figures. In range cattle the decrease in prices, however, has not been so great 40 or 50 per cent. CAUSES OP DECREASE IS PRICES. Mr. Armour was asked to what he attributed the decrease in prices.

He said to 8cnator Vest that he had prepared a written statement which would give his views upon this point if tlie committee would permit him to uuswer thut way. This was satisfactory to the committee and Mr. W. J. Quinn, one of Mr.

Armours young men, a he termed him, rend a long statement which included the figures of the business for a term of years and a comparison of prices ut Chicago iu 1883 aud in 1 889. The lutter, it was asserted in the paper, showed a reduction in prices of canned beef products of 50 per cent. In conclusion, the statement denied thnt the firm of Armour Co. hud engaged iu any combination whatever to tix the price to be paid for cattle or the price for which the products should lie sold. An abstract wn given of the dressed beef hnsines of the firm of Armour A Co.

during during 1888, tlie year iu which it was alleged (according to this statement) that the profits of the business were immense and iu wliteh a public agitation occurred, resulting ill the appointment of the committee conducting the investigation. This abstract showed that 340,650 head had been dressed, ou which the net profit was $418,150, au average of $1.32 per head. Resuming his oral testimony, Mr. Armour said that over production and over marketing were responsible for the decreae prices. Senator Vest questioned the witiiess as to the standing of the Chicago market aa compared with others sking tf the Chicago market did not' control the prices.

I don't think so, wus the answer. It is the largest market ami, of course, influence prices at other idaces. Chicago prices regulate the prices furgely. Nenator Vest, reading from the Annual report of the Chicago stock yards of 1888, called the attention of the witness to the fact that in 1881 there were marketed there 1. 408, (NR cattle, which hromdit 183 million and in 1888, 2,611,000 eattle raid for 12 millions.

How do you aceouut for that? It is in accordance with my statement, raid Mr. Armour, the growth of the amount of cattle marketed largely exceeded the growth of population. In response to this Senator Vest presented a statement showing that the increase of cuttle and population run along in about the same proportion. Tin lie attention of the witness was directed to hi statement that the price of hides upon the free list resulted in large importations of them. Vest stated that hole were placed on the free list in w72, while the table of prices in the statement begins with those in 176.

1 do not discus the causes of the changes in prices of hides; 1 take them os 1 find them. Why didnt yon begin comparing the price of hides then in J872 when thev were placed on tlie free lint instead of I do not know. I would have to ask my young man for tho information." TIIK tOMBIJf ATlOX OF FACKKR. 1 Senator Vest then discussed with tho witness the combination of psekera to fix the prices of the better cuts so a to prevent a decline from over supply, ruinous to the dealers in these meat. Tlie witne raid this combination included the other packers and that all nmdo the same price.

Well, then, dont you destroy the operation of the law of supply and demand? No, tr; I dont think we do, With whom do yon fix these prices? That I decline to state until after consulting my attorney, responded the witness. KFLEK IR KANSAS ('ITT AND IIK'AOO. Senator Vest produced a statement from Mr. Armour hrdher who appeared before the committee at Kansna i itv showing that he lost $1.23 on a 1,200 pound cornfed bullock that cost him $3.75 per loo. How is it that you make $1.32 on a steer in hicagn while he loses $0.23 on a steer in Kansas i ity? I don't know anything about that statement.

There ore so iiinnv things in the making up of a steer nnd tfie state of market that he might lose that amount in the cutting tip of a steer. The witness added In a reply to Senator Vests statement thnt he was allied to reply as an expert. 1 rein fid! about tlie finanrial end of tbs bustne, bat rnnt tell what part rf the beef any port come from. I dont viit my parking 1ioum on nn average of omc year! ARMOt ft IN THE IIOH-Pa KING Poof Mr. Armour admitted being a member of the liogqmc-king poo! of 180 ill I hh We paid 25 rents a hog for the privilege of killing them.

There wu no limit to the number we killed. There wre eighteen firms and persons interested in the agreement. Ilnve you any agreement now with any peron a the prior that shall Ira charged In certain dhtrieta? Absolutely none. I there any agreement as to divirion of territory? Mnc-i declined to answer. HANMfttfTV IHH Th Loral fnapwetors Report to th Stork Snnltsry I ommUalott.

TorEKA, Nor. 30.Tht live stork sanitary rommiraion, in to-day in this city, ordered that all cattle now held In quarantine in Kansas tinder the rules of th rnmmiinn to prevent the spread of Texas fever be relra-ed from quarantine fo-dny, a th season has paed when Texas fever Is likely to prove disastrous to Kansas cattle. Only three herd are now held in quarantine, one In Franklin county, one in herokee county and another at Kiowa, all nf wh) are lexat or Indian Irrriiory cattle, Tli. recited report hom tb IT WILL BE UP BEFORE COUNCIL FOR PASSAGE ON MONDAY NIGHT. Why Blue Valley Manufacturer Want the Extension Its Only Opponeut County Judge McDonald Gives III 1 iewa Ex-Senator Allen I avors IL The city council meets in regular sesxiou Monday night, at which time the extension ordinance will come np.

It must be acted ou at this meeting or go over for a year. The or- durance ha been read the second time in the lower house and when brought up Monday night will require only a majority of the members present to pass it It will require a two-third vote iu the upper house for its pusage, as the rules will have to be suspended aud the ordinance put ou its passage. Mr. James II. Pickery, who is largely interested in the switch aud frog works and also in real estate in the Blue valley, feds in regard to extension about as most other men who have similar interests.

Extension, by all means, wus the way he put it It is what the Blue valley needs, and must have, said he. think that being taken in as a part of Kansas City would advance the value of property there $10 a front foot. City taxes count as nothing against the. many advantages to be derived from being a part of Kansas City. 1 think thut the Blue valley is destined to become the great manufacturing district of Kansas City.

I believe that some day it will be filled with manufactories and I do not think that city tuxes will keep them away. I think that the fact that thev will be iuside the limits of Kuusas iity will be a great inducement for manufacturers to locate there. 1 think that extension will give the manufacturing interest of Kansas Citv the greatest boom they ever had. Mr. C.

il. Talmndge and myself were interested in the switch and frog work before they were located in the Blue valley, and I can snv that Mr. Talmndge feels just as I do on the subject of extension. TYe located there, not because we eseuped city taxes, but because we had seven acres of ground donated ns. With city government we cunhuve police protection, can soon have a fire engine out there, can improve streets and can grow into a citv community.

If we are not taken in we can fiave no gov eminent at all. 1 have talked with a number of men interested in the Blue valley, both in manufactures and land, and they all fee) tlie same as 1 do in the mutter. The only men who are not in favor of it seem to be Hr. Morrison Muiiford and the other men interested with him in the Blue Valley Land comnany. In sneaking of the advantages to oe derived from extension Judge McDonald of the county court said: The county has, in the past, had great difficulty in the matter of railroad franchises.

During the past four year tlie court has been besieged by corporation asking for street railroad franchises of all kinds. Many of these franchise have been grunted with many conditions and provisos, which condition have been totally disregarded by the corporation after they had secured the franchises. Now the city, in this mntter, could act with more caution in granting fran ehises and its mandates afterwards would be better and more quickly obeyed. There is another thing which would redound to the benefit of the progressive citizen living in the suburbs in the event of extension. The county court has iu the past made great efforts to improve the county road and in this it has been retarded by wealthy corporations and persons owning land in the suburb for speculative purposes.

The con stnnt growth of a great city in proximity to their property has enhanced its value, yet they have tune and time again refuted to contribute their one-third ah tire toward grading and macadamizing road; nor would they contribute anything toward any other county improvement. The argument that the improvement would benefit their property is of no avail. They are not looking for fuuire benefits to the property, hoping to sell it before that occurs, it is true that the farmers living out on thecouoty highways many mile from the city have been prompter in coming to tliF front with their contribution than these wealthy landholder. Now if the city was extended there property owners under condemnation and otner proceedings would be compelled to contribute their share toward improvement for the common weal. At fir! I was not in favor of extension, hut tlie more I thought of it the better liked it, and now I am a strong advocate of tlie project.

The fact 1 have cited brought me to this conclusion a quickly a anything eh. There are men who have made all their money in this city and who now live in the conntrv to avoid taxation. As to taxation, the small increase when the advantage of police and fire protection are supplied, will be insignificant, and there are none who realize this so much ns those who reside in the Blue valler manufacturing towns. There is another thing to he taken into consideration. Hundred of side streets, stretching from the city limit east and south, have never been opened, and there is nothing now to indicate where they are except in some place hr worn trails in the field or across the lot.

In the event of cxtenioo these would be opened. Kx-8enator A. M. Allen said to-day: The council should pass the extension ordinance without the slightest quibble. Twice ha Westport knocked for admission and it will look, if there 1 anv delay now, a if this citv was reluctant to nimit it.

I can think of nothing which will be so advantageous to the city and the county as an extension of the limit. I do not think thnt there i one property owner who, if he- gives thought to the matter, will for a moment oppo-e it. The advantages he will gain from it will a hundredfold more than recompense him for the fancied disadvantages he would sustain. A.I.VJf.I.f LtTLinrCRE ASD ART. Meeting of the Armh-niy of LAngnnge and the Election of Offtrer.

Topeka, Nov. 30. The annual meeting of tlie Kana academy of language, literature and art, which i in session tn-duy, is attended by a large number of literature from all over the state. 8evernl paper on literary subject were read this morning. The election of officers resulted A follows: riY-nlenl, I r.

K. ll.iv, Tonrtm: vpe president, Kynn. rHary, Mh AhHun-n. Huker tiwlvcraiiy; tfi'asnrrr, n. 8.

executive committee, A. M. Mat univor-l- tr. E. I WhUtentore, Washburn enlle, ami Bob Bay, Junction Hr.

f. Alexander elected Assistant Wecretnry. The board of director of the Real Estate and exchange th.s wniiinj elected F. I Alexander aitnnt secretary, Mr. 8.

E. Hwairaon having resigned the office. VS lien Mr. Bwanson simoinccil hi Intention of resigning E. Hnwne juhertBed for a man hit the po-itlnn, and Mr.

Alexander wx selected out of 125 applirant. Out of the 125 applicant thirteen spelled Mr. Browne name forrcetly. Mr. Alexander Nan been In the real estate busine In Kansas tty for ncmal year.

Aonthcrn Aoclety Enjoynble Entertainment. The Kdtthern society held a most enjoyable entertainment In It hall on Ninth tnet la-t night. The evening was devotad to entertainment and no busine was transacted except the election rtf t.rcnty-ftve new mctuiwr. The tmohal programme was fnrnlhcd hy lYofassor and Mrs. Ben rtlng.

on the guitar, banjo snd mandolin, and Pro-fer Flrgrn. emc on the ninno. Addresses wcr. made by (. Well and T.

Barker Jones, and rcGtatlonn by Mr. Itr. Ewing and Mm Page, To fonsLler the Water Rote Again Mondoy. A meeting of the Bonrd of Public Work will tie held on Mondsy afternoon, to conidar the reduction of water rate. Major Jonca, of the water mmp'inv, hi notified th nrcmlwr of the board of hi return from (Jeorgta, tnd that he w.ia ready to meet the hoard and consider the rate.

bmnn Menthol Inhaler ctirca (atfrh, Headache, Neuralgia, Athm and Hay Fever, Trial frte at your druggUt Frict 50 ceuu THE STATESMAN FROM MAINE AN EASY VICTOR IN TO-DAYS CAUCUS. Ou tli First Ballot He Jnt Pontile McKinley Yule iiuil Secure the Fluut Grace, fully llLtull of the Finish oi the Flight. Washington, Nov. 30. In the Republican caucus to-day on tlie speakership the lion.

Thouias B. Rcd of Maine was coiiii-Dated. General Henderson of Illinois, having been chosen chairman of the Republican caucus, a call of the roll was begun to determine how many were present The roll call developed the presence of 165 members, four lens than the eutire Republican streegth iu the bouse. Mr. Mudd, the contestant for Mr.

Comptons seat from the Fifth Maryland district, occupied a seat on floor, but took no part in the proceedings. KKKD AWAY A II KALI ON FIRST BAIXOT. After declaring the caucus open for balloting, the first vote was taken, resulting as follows: Reed 78, McKinley 39, Cannon 22, Burrows 10, Henderson 10. KEKIi GISTS THE NOMINATION. On the second ballot Reed received 80 votes, thus receiving the nomination.

The second ballot was: Reed 80, McKsnley 30, Cannon 19, Burrows 15, Henderson 9. 8o Reed was declared to have received the caucus nomination. lromptlyat noon the Republican caucus was called to order by Secretary MeComos. Mr. Cauuon of Illinois holds over as chairman of the caucus, but in view of his candidacy for the speakership he retired and Mr.

llcudcrson of Illinois was elected chairman. Mllt KROON CHOfcKN TO UK CLERK. Voting down a motion to take a recess until evening, the caucus immediately proceeded to select a nominee for clerk and the various candidates were presented in short speeches. The result of the first ballot was the election of Mr. McPherson of Rennsysiania, who received 1 16 to 50 for Carson of Pennsylvania.

A. J. Holmes, ex-representative from Iowa, and A. II. Reed of Minnesota were' the candidates for aergeant-at-arms and Mr.

Holmes was selected. UIOGKAHIICAL SKETCH OF TI1J5 VICTOR. Thomas Brackett Reed, to-day nominated as speaker, was born in Portland, October 18, 1839. He was graduated at Bowdoin in 1860 and studied laiv but was appointed acting nsriMant paymaster in the navy April 19, 1864, and served until his honorable discharge, November 4, 1865. He was soon after admitted to the bar aud began to practice at Portland in 1868-9.

He was a member of the lower branch of the Maine legislature and in 1870 he sat in the state senate. Fr mi the latter year until 1872 he was attorney-general and in 1874-7 he served as solictor for the' city of Portland. He was elected a member of congress in 1876. Mr. Reed is an effective debater.

OVERDOSE OF COCAISE. Mrnncl C. Klrkelli In a Freearlons Condition-Found I ttConclou Iu a Chair. Samuel C. Niekclls, agent of the Clark-vift Chemical company of South Michigan, was found sitting in a chair in his study at his residence at Eleventh and Kimwood streets, early this morning, in an unconscious condi lion from the effects of cocaine taken to ease a toothache.

About 1 1 oclock last night, his wife left him alone in his study and.retircd. Karly this morning, upon awakening nnd finding her liusbuitu absent, Mrs. Niekclls went to the studv, where -he found the lights still burning and Mr. Niekclls sitting in a chair, with a paper in his hand. Finding him unconscious, Mrs.

Niekclls summoned the servants and sent for a physician, who announced that Mr. Niekclls was in a most serious condition, with' the chance against his recovery. Cp to 2 oclock this ntternoon Mr. Niekclls wus still alive but in a precarious state. 8.

C. Niekclls is well known in local business and social circles, and is a brother of i It. Niekclls, No. tH2 Main street. He has an office in the American bank building.

SOLD ADVLTERATED MILK. Heavy Fines Imposed In tlie Police Court This Morning. The health officers arc after the sellers of adulterated milk. Yesterday Officer Nickel! arrested W. Muliiippy, driver for the Rock reck dairy, on a charge of selling watered milk, and Officer Russel! arrested on similar charges Lichtig, 8.

Neuworth and E. Lockwood. Neuworth, Lichtig nnd Lockwood arc all grocerynnwi. Ncnworths pluce is at Twentieth anil McGee streets, Lockwoods on Broadway near Seventh, and Liehtigs at Seventh and Ya-hingto. In the police court this morning the cases were culled and Muhappy secured a continuance.

The others went to trial nnd were convicted. Neuworth and Iockwood were fined lOO each and Lichtig, whose often was tuore flagrant than the others, was fined $200. All took an appeal to the criminal court. Several warraiit.H for the arrest of other violators of the milk ordinance arc in the bands of officers. Next Week Criminal Court.

The criminal court will nu-ct Monday, Among tlie nmt important ests to come up sit: Lr-atille. murder in the first degree; .1. T. EL Ifolt, on thirteen indictment? for confidence game William II. nd Josephine B'ineh, burglary nnd re-e itlng stolen pmieriy I baric Ingraham and K.

Trefren, merit T. (. lirtu itijr, attempts! hritterj Theodor If Ik-1 iVny II Kent, John T. Moore, criminally annulling a child under 12 year of uge. Ground to Heath In the Pint ft log.

V. O. Shcfbl, an employee of the Kansas City (tine and fertilizer company in Arinoiinittlc, While rr pairing shafting, instantly killed Inte afternoon he Wing caught snd hot tibly mangled in the dialling of tiie grinding department. oroncr iN.wns told ItiqueRt this aitcruuon at 2 dock. Nhedd U-atcb amall fantiiv.

In the Interest fit Lectures on Lnhor. An induririnl fair, under the nifopice of the Indu-trlal Cotiml! of Kansas City, hndtn next Mindny er nlng in Music hall. Over fifteen trade wilt ta represented. The fair will only he open evening, from DeennWr 2d to the 7tl, Inchmve, and to to raise hm-to for a series oi fret lecture on labor Mihjcct? during the winter. A Roll road Change Its General Office The general nflicrw of the Kansas City A Southern Railway rompany will ho n-ntotr-d to room frjti.

New ork Life hn tiding, after lremlwr I The office of trannAter will lie remove! to I linton at the value time, ami Mnn.tcor Gray will receive all car accountant and baggage reports. Davenport, Not Vtohfnson, I)il the Miaotinp Ili nry ho. fmliniinury mtnntion on the charge of killing Mwaid firing at the (Witrnpolls hotel Iras leen in progress two days, has lieen diihnrgeil hr Jnslirs M-tyfotry. The eri rtonre showed tht Davenport, the man Who hits kern missing im the fatal affray, tired the shot. Bred Fcrfeet fnsulntlnn to Mnk Thera Safe, Alderman Ford is strongly in favor of underground wires for rkrtrte lights, lie differs from Ldtn In the belief that underground wires dangerous, lie -ays that perfect insulation Is Dctdtd to make them side.

L. Huried, Norwalk, tars: A number of my friends have tried Hindycrotinennd alt have found that it helps them in curing their headacbiV DOM PF.DRO AGAIS OS LAS IK Tho ex-Kmpemr ssd HU Tsrty Arrtxw In Good Health At Nt. Vincent. London, Nov. 30.

The Portuguese steamer Alagoas with the ex-Kiuperor Doni Pedro aud his party on board, arrived at KL Vincent, Capa Verd Islands, to-day. All the members of the party are well. PEDRO SAYfl ME WAS TREATED KINDLY. Vpou the arrival of the Alagoas at Vincent an attempt was made to interview Dom Pedro concerning the events that had led to his deposition sud exile. He declined, however, to enter into any discussion relative to the revolution, but stated that he bad been treated with the utmost kindness throughout The Alagoas will proceed for Lisbon to-morrow.

When the steamer arrived at St. Vincent she was flying the new flag of the United States of Brazil. The flag remained flying until the Brazil consul boarded her and informed the captain that the provisional government had given instructions that THE OLD FLAG WAX TO BK IIOIRTKD at St. Vincent and Lisbon. The officers of the steamer, not having direct orders from Rio Janeiro, declined to make the change.

They, however, immediately sent a cable dispatch to Rio Janeiro asking for orders relative to the flag, pending the arrival of which the Alagoas flies no flag at all. The Alagoas was convoyed four and a half days from Rio Janeiro by a Brazilian man-of-war. The war ship was much slower than the Alagoas and the latters passage was consequently much longer than it would otherwise have been. Fine weather was experienced all the way from Rio Janeiro to St. Vincent.

The Uape Verd Inlands belong to Portugal. DISASTERS OS THE LAKES. Farinas Rlorm nml Vessels Ashore, WUh a Number of Persons Drowned. East Tawas, Nov. The storm continued until last night.

Two barge, Mears and Midnight, went ashore off Fish Point, Wednesday night. The crew were taken off yesterday. A RAU.OR DIES FROM EXPOarKE Mate Power of the Midnight had a leg broken, and Ibmiel Mowatt, sailor on the Menrs, hn died from the effects of exposure. AH tlie men suffered terribly. Both barges will bea total loss.

The steam barge Wilheliu, which was towing them when the line parted, was badly damaged and lost most of her deck load of lumber. The barges Feck and Wesley are ashore near Whitestnne Point, and the rent named will go to pieces. The vessels putting In here report terrible weather. TIIK WORST STORM IN YEARS. Port Mphon, Nov.

30. Captains of vessels arriving here report tl storm on Lake Huron the worst in year. Sandy Mitchell, cook on the schooner Mary L. Breek, wa washed overboard ami drowned Wednesday. ALL RESfTKD HPT THE SECOND MATS.

Manitowoc, Nov. 30. The Goodrich people expect to float the steamer City of Ludiiigton to-morrow. The steamer Anna Smith and two schooners are ashore a few mile below end are a total wreck. Second Mute Henry itemne of the Anna Smith wa drowned.

All others were rescued. The steamer was valued nt $50,000 and the choouera at about A lions Rented for th Old People Home. The Colored Women's Charity association has rented the frsiue dwelling st 1:21 1 IttxhUod avoune a so Industrial home fur tbs protection of the atfed colored people of this city rad Kaiiw (Tty, Ka. Next Thursday at therenidenreof Mr. Grunt, in Kanra City, merlin nl tho ramwiation will be held ta ice a matron to have char 0e home.

During next week the home will le fur-niafied read? nr tHfiitwnty It now Die intention Ut peii the home Monday, December It. Pearl of PeliisN Tw Morrow. Rice's tuneful and handsomely mounted com le opera, The Iearl of IVkin." has don one of the tanfeal week's burinr-M 'to record at the Warder Grand. MniuHter Crawford ha entered iota an rranxement whereby twoeitra 61 he Siren pt-morrow matinaa and eveniftK winch wilt, In nil probability, tie fb int opportunity er ftwtn ihl popular production here. The company lettve for Ht.

IjoiiI. night after the perform-anew by 9ccial train. Will Probnhljr finatniu the Newberry Law. It nnderdood thnt Jii-tiee King will dt cldeon Monday that A. P.

frob-y vioiatea the Newberry lew in permittinx billiard to be played Is hts aioun eren tuough played fur spurt. NEW3NOTE3. Inwiilent Litti i ill anJ from lii. olth-e Iu Mexico, Tho marquis of Lome has written a Canadian stury for the Svt-k Wrrklg, Judge IL B. Vipe, prominent at Atlanta, while dt-poodrni, shot btiaacif yesterday.

The train robber who escaped at Gayo- ma. Mexico, wrra m-aptured yesterday at Guadalajara. John M. Wlkr and Hurry Unwin, Brooklyn, N. teD-pfom swindlers, navw Irara rented.

Tho Mexican Central railroad reducing Ms freight rate to meet thp rornpwltion of th In-trr-Oeeantf. The R. K. Icc camp of Richmond, has aert a h'tterof symjmlby to Jrttr'tson Ifevta, atk at New tnleans. YVwterduy at Ifonver, Judge Buckner won hi suit, making him about niillioss rich.

1 be rm may bo Bprald. The money and jewelry stolen from Henry R. Hiowrll' hou-w at Athol, Hadnewlay, amount in tatue to JA (. In nn explosion an a mine near Silvcrtnn, Ihitr-drtj- night, Pat (roldra and I. Baldwin ware blown Into a thourand pi ores.

Wrncrnt A. J. Warner nf Ohio ha Ixvn etf tad rhalrtmtn. and le randsll of Virginia awe fat ary of the sitrar cutiotltlaa. The of the Imtiau line deny the report that the stnnmer Hy of Paris will Nr withdrawn frnta their Iraua- Atlantic servtrw.

The provincial council of rnddes in the Baltic pr-jinres been aMDfonl by th Rurelan fovaramrat, koKkinf mt the tills of Iks aristocracy. King Leopold of Belgium rent an In-Vltntta to il-nry M. Sfaulae flstt to re-relre pronal congratulations os the completion of hi Ud. Henry Weaver, who wrecked Michigan Central train at Mr uiM-imil, Ontario, plraUad guilty and wa aautrnaad to wren yrara im prisonment. AH the railroads centering in tha By of praparoif cactirmfon tor the refoliraMob nf th fiftieth annlver-ary of th ordination of Arch- blohop Irfilfustfo1.

Mn.lriil, Hpnin, pinl fn ill- gnr.rn mnt onrra In flaano rats tt I whufwvrd Is rial rlr Ira tha goevn-w snd eapa(n seweval of uha will eMitt shortly and raiura In rqwta, Toi-on iiwtead nf meiltcin wa given fn a nomharnf Itiioateaof tha fWh-tw fowpoal, Milrwt Ihurwlay Mfht. four prewme hara dl4 and rev-oral are not tpretad to r-vfar. I ha nurre and taro IM-Ianisln tkargvot tho ward have law ovrvstasL A reritru ignlnnkera, strike is in pregreso la Havana. Ther treat dlstrr ftnons many of lha fsHtilirsof Idle utiun cijrarmskara in Kay Wet. bar sot ta-tad warm fond for sasarnl wrk, Kar Wad ha rat twm ao aiuvk d- pttmd la kui-nen (or atssy fs KIRCHOFEtt AS EMBEZZLER.

Ills Accounts nt tli Western Type Foundry Abort Trying to Get Hull. For week 8amuc) Kirchofer, employed ns bookkeeper and cashier of the Great Western type foundry on Broadway, between Fourth and Fifth street, has been under the surveillance of a detective. By investigation the firm found that he was short in hi accounts. An expert bookkeeper Ira examined the books and says the shortage extended over a uumber of years and will amount to fully Kirchofer was given every opportunity to explain his shortage Imt could not do it nnd yesterday information charging him with embezzlement was filed hy the firm before Justice Worthed, bail fixed at and a preliminary hearing set for Monday at 2 P. m.

Kirchofer was turned over to Marshal McGowan, but as he wnnted to get bail was left in churge of deputy to try and get U. Kirchofer ha been a trusted employee of the firm for years nnd a prominent member of the lndj)endencC nveftue M. E. church. He iixes nt 3 Ord avenue and lias a wife ami one child, a little girl about 9 years old.

He ha borne a good reputation and his downfall is a great surprise to his friend. AS OLATHE MAS ttASGS HtMSELF SniHite of an Old swl lllgnly ftexpcctcd Achmil Tcftdier and Prnrns, Oi.atiie, Nov. 30. -Thomas Hutchi son, living five mile cast of this city, hanged himlf by a rape in the barn near his hotie yesteiday afternoon. He was found life was extinct, but too lute for aid to save him.

Mr. Hutchison wus 68 years old and had been a resident of this county for manv years, nnd had accnnmlutwl quite a good fortune, He ha always been a chureh member in good standing and for many vear a deacon of the Covenanter clmrcb. He had five children, only one of whom is at home. No definite cause ran he assigned for his act, a he had always been Id in high estimation and was a mnn of great intelligence and had been tar several yenr one of the foremost school tfachers ot this county However, he had been acting somewhat strangely recently, but not enough so to arouse sustdcion THE BLO IF tf.l FAR IS DEA TIL A fiwitrhmnn at St, Joseph ttea Ills Pkiill racked b) I nrd Master. St.

Joseph, Nov. 30. L. Dyef, switchman in the employ of the Kansas fity, St. Jopb A Council Bluff road, wo this morning attacked by General Yard Master W.

Duly, who Inflicted two blows with the blunt end of a hatchet on Dyers head, cracking the knll and producing Wounds thut may lead to hi death. Ityef drunk at the time. He walked a far the prosecuting attorney office, where he fell to the floor. The difficultv grew out of Brers being laid off for ten day by Italy, the injured mnn claiming that be had been nnjntly ned snd demanding that he be returned to his $ork. ordx led to blows, Postmaster Nffiwgr Takes Charge To.

Night The pn-dofficf department at Washington hs wired In. Noidnvrr, the newly appointed pnt-master, that hi cnmmiln I It way here, nd enter him to the ciraritr nt the lmlnef the pnt nffim this evening ft s'etoclr. The pnuteffW oiln ore Im-y urrsnrtng as infoulory to turn over to the sew potwiior-.

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