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I iii il I Ill WHAT IS BEING DONE AT[ANOTHER GREAT BEET SUGAR r.ER THE NATIONAL CAPITAL FACTORY FOR COLORADO tossed pro, ecl favorably on the bills establishing who are now. or may hereafter become this morning says: City and Rocky Ford plants in this )rtion of S branch mints at Omaha aud Tacoma. ise than ill m the reg~ of the sell an entir, lk, will b~ td and wil tors of tha purchasei re the sat, ~y showini the sells e sale, am I. at leas Lke inquir~ and plaeeJ usiness o: of the sell ~r shall a role notif~ of the pr~ ~duced b2 d Springs nsas in re Arkansa~ lereas, the [ansas hm resolutiox ral of tha' lance an( le state o: :o preven! waters of atlon pur~ e sense of ~embly el ~e citizem stioned le sue to di am for tr :ate: now he Senate 3S concur ?ai of thi~ ;:rusted tO; such fur. ary in th{' ~gal right~ waters ot , Ammon nauguratt improve • provide1 mmission the stall road put eed $1 o~ )llected it rome timl evted and of count~ priate al such road ork, suc| other per . and th( he moneJ •ependent~ s purposf authori~ than tht so appro,; . ordinar~ irate fundi o the ge~ [und. Thl er the ap dad worl tom, mal d repail stricts ol rotor Sel mtttutio~ )f the in, a state ,rued. d amend. piling u~ at whic~ ke second nt of thq that tl~ bt except lg pubfit state, tq the, stat~ te natio~ consttt~ ) provide Ld O~ Pax~ money$ te by the r and t~ of emev ttrned b~ er of e~ expresl )mridge'4 lbt aboul that th~ lic buil(~ mill ol taxabl~ I ful~he! lawf~ app~opr~ tions an~ for tht meat ap ~ticipated al of thl issue oi ld at not ~e !r • 8Ll0~.a e • r~,88~.0 e • 279,~3.6 e d • 34S.373.9 eflelenc~ on--witl ~poses a t beside~ t 20,000.0 000.0 7o:o~o.~ 19467. 3,500.0 ~i~.~ ~.~.o ~.~.~. I Senator Hansbrough has introduced n the Senate a bill to authorize con- structlon of reservoirs for reclamation of public lands, identical with the New- lands bill in the House. The House pensions committee favors catting the pension of Mrs. General . _ ton to, 0 monthly and giving Mrs ,~am~Wmlral Colhoon $40, Mrs. General ~q~.Yes $50 and M~s. General Stanton The House committee on banking ~snad currency has tabled the bill repeal- g the ten percent, tax on state bank SUes, and the bill requiring national nk depositories to pay interest to the government on public deposits. Among the President's recent visitors ~as General Otis, from Chicago, to Present a young Filipino who has been sent here to be educated. "Many Fill- pines are coming to the Uflited States for an education," said General Otis. "In a few years every big educational institution will have a number of young Filipinos as students." The House passed the Senate bill to create a commission to adjudicate the claims of United States citizens against Spain, which the government of the United States assumed by the treaty of Paris, after having amended the bill so as to refer the claims to the Court of Claims i~stead of to a commission. A resolution introduced by Senator Berry requests the President to inform the Senate whether the United States minister to China has Joined the rep- resentatives of the other powers at Pe- kin in demanding the execution of ~uan, or other Chinese officials, and if so by whom he was authorized to join in making such demand. The President has received from Ha- Waii a souvenir of the recent political campaign there in the form of a yel- low ribbon bearing the motto, "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pone," which ~aeans. "The life of the land is estab- lished in righteousness." This was Chosen as a campaign motto of the ad- naluistratlon party during the last pres- Idential campaign, The bill for a pension Court of Ap- Peals which has attracted considerable attention as a G. A. R. measure met a reverse in the House committee on in- Valid pensions where, by a vote of 6 to 7, a motion to report it was defeated. A sub-committee ~onsisttng of Repre- .sentatlves Norton, Graft and Miner Was then named to perfect the depart- ~ent bill providing for pension ap- Peals. Vice President-elect and Mrs. Roose- Velt will go to Washington March 2d, and during their stay there will be the guests of Mrs. Roosevelt's brother-in- law and sister, Commander and Mrs. COwles` The evening of their arrival they will be the guests of honor at a dinner to be given by Senator Depew. The vice president's family wilt not take the house owned by Bellamy Stor- er until autumn. Representative Mondeli has Intro- duced a bill providing that the provis- ions of the Carey land act shall con- tlnue in force until otherwise provided by law, but that the land patented to each state under the act simll not ex- ceed 1.000,000 acres: that the contracts I~rovided in the original act shall not be required, but patents shall issue for lands segregated in accordance with existing htw and the act as amended• The House passed Representative .~Ondell'S resolution to print 6,000 cop. lea of l~uiletin 86, of the Agricultural I)epa~ent, Professor Mead's treatise on the irrigation of arid lands, It is thought that these documents Will greatly assist representatives from the arid and semi-arid regions in acquaint- ~ug members of Congress with what is meant by arid land reclamation, and in securing desired legislation on this sub- Jest. ~ne Senate has passed bills setting apart a tract of seven acres of dand ~ear Central City, Colorado, for a .Cemetery for Odd Fellows; apprepriat- ~.g $50000 for the perpetuation of a Site and the erection of a pedestal for ~statue of the late Major General Serge B McClellan in Washington City; authorizing ,the Arizona Water ConlPany to construct a power plant on the Plma Indian reservation in a~arlcoPa county, Arizona. - ] Secretary Hitchcock has reversed the |rlllh~gs Of Land Commissioner Herr- [~la~nn by whlch,patents have b~en de- |ltied to a~ number of Colorado owners I~ mining lode claims. Patents were |~eniecl under the commissioner's rul- linga because the location lines of the |yarious lodes encroached upon contig- !us Patented claims. In line with his ~'~ion In the Hides Gold Mining case secretary reversed these rulings ~d directs that patents be issued. General"Leonard Wood lives to a¢h'the rank of lieutenant-general he ~1 be in Command Of the army longer aa a~y other man--fourteen years v th0'natural course of "events all of ~1e generals who precede him in rank 11 have retired from aetive duty in ~10, but ,Wood is so young that he has ;t~.We~ty.;four years to serve before he t~ne~ the age of retirement and ~ref0re" will remain on the active list ~-~it]l 1924 havih~, reached the rank of le~tenant.genoral in 1910• ~far'as'can he ascertained, the ad- nistratlon has not had any intima- n of the coUnter-proposals the Lea- on disPatch says will be made In the ~er of, ~e Nicaragua canal pro- {~et. There is a feeling of regret that [ae ]~rltish government has felt eon- ,s~t!ned to adopt such a course, as the ~oDe was entertained that amendments ~Othe Hay-Paundefote treaty might ~avte~ been accepted in the spirit in meh they were made. One suggestion ~s:de to-night, as~ k peslsble counter- ~POSal of Gl~at..Britain was that in '~U~n,~ rn for concessions made by her, ,: might desire an ,open port on the ~Skan coast as an entrance into her ~Old fields in ,the Kiondike. i.~2re House committee on invalid pen- ~has.favorably reported the bill of ts presentative Calderhead of Kansas ~Mfo, llows:,, All l~rsons who are eli- . m~ for l~ensions at"the rate of $12 ~er month under section 2 of the act of disabled by total blindness or paralysis or any total disability for manual labor, not the result of their own vicious hab- its. which disables them in such a de- gree as to require the constant or fre- quent and periodical attendance of an-. other person, or who are or may be wlthout an actual net income not to exceed $100 per year exclusive of any pension, shall be entitled to a pension at the rate of $30 per month from the date of application therefor after the passage of this act." An explanation of the report that Mr. Wu, the Chinese minister, had been re- called by the government at the time the foreigners were ordered to leave Pekin "was offered at the Chinese lega- tion. where it was stated that Minister Wu's term of office expired three months ago. The term of the Chinese minister at St. Petersburg expired shortly before the Boxer outbreak, and his successor was appointed, but he has not yet reached his post. Mr. Wu's successor would have been-designated had it not been for the complications in China• Mr. Wu will vlsit Chicago in March to be one of the guests of honor at the quarterly convocation of the University of Chicago. He will de- liver an address at the urgent solicita- tion of President Harper• Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, has been serving as a special agent of the census bureau in charge of the enumeration of the deaf, dumb and blind population of the coun- try, and is now preparing his report• Mr. Bell is a millionaire several times over, but is entitled to $6 a day from the government while he is employed in this work. It was through his in- strumentality that an amendment was added to the census law authorizing an enumeration of the afflicted in whose welfare he takes a profound interest• In his early life he was an instructor in a deaf and dumb asylum, and a large part of his time is now spent in the investigation of means for promoting the education of deaf-mutes and sight~ less people. The number of deaf-mutes in the United States is ~>ver 111.000; the number of totally blind is 88,924, Senator Teller offered a resolution and spoke on it in the Senate calling upon the secretary of war for informa- tion concerning the reports of the de- portation of George T. Rice, editor of a Manila newspaper, to the United States by the general in charge of the American forces in the PhUlppifies` He read the press reports concerning Mr. Rice's case. saying he did not won- der that he was defiant, knowing there was no law Justifying his expulsion. Mr. Teller said he did not know wheth- er Rice's paper had been suppressed, but he had been credibly informed that four newspapers had been suppressed in Luzon by the military authorities. Mr. Teller spoke of the proceeding as one of importance to all, for Mr. Rice was a citizen of the United States, and an offense against him was against ev- ery citizen of: this country. Mr. Tel- ler's resolution was agreed to. Justice Harlan ereated a little sensa- tion by a speech in response to a toast at the regular monthly meeting of the Loyal Legion. Several members of Congress were present and Representa- tive Moody of Massachusetts took down his words. Among other things he said: "The fathers never intend- ed that this government should ever exert any power or authority over any part of the earth's surface free from the letter and the spirit of the consti- tution." This is construed to mean that Justice Harlan believes that the constitution follows the flag and to in- dicate the probable decision of the Su- preme Court on that question• Another sentence in Justice Harlan's speech was: "Our government was founded upon the rlg~ts of man; founded'~ upon the theory that man had right~ as a man. If we enter into this world pow- er business upon any other theory, we enter it for evil ~and not for good." Senator Warren has presented to the Senate a memorial of the National Live Stock Ass~elation adopted at the Salt Lake City convention protesting against the enactment of the Grout oleomargarine bill. The memorial rep- resents that the petitioners represent 126 live stock associations whose hold- ings represent an investment of over $6.000,000. They protest against the bill as a species of class legislation of the most iniquitous and dangerous kind calculated to bulld up one indus- try at the expense of another equally important. They say that the passage of the law would destroy the demand for that product of the beef animal, oleo oil. of which 24,000,000 pounds was used during the year 1899 in the manufacture of oleomargarine, and would also injure the hog Industry by a similar destruction of the demand for 32.000,000 pounds of neutral lard used in 18~9 in the manufacture of that food product. The memorial protests against the bill as one calculated to en- tail an enormous loss on the live stock producers, ruln a great industry and deprive the working classes and others of a cheap, wholesome, nutritious and acceptable article of ~food. The .secretary of the interior has transmitted to the Senate committee on public lands a favorable report upon senator Warren s amendment to the sundry civil service appropriation bill, providing for extending ten years the period in which lands may be segre- gated and reclaimed under the Carey arid land act. In his report Secrdtary Hitcheock states, that the grant of land to the states under the Carey act was a departure from former legislation, and in a measure experlmental. The law has l~een attended with good re- sults, but ~he work Involved'in Irriga. tion and reclamation of large tracts of land shows that the' act dld not allow sufficient time for completion of many enterprises undertaken under it. The proposed amendment provides that the period of ten years in which reclama- tion shall be accompllshed shall com- mence to rup from the date of segrega." tion, instead of from ~he date of the original act. If the amendment is adopted• sack state, affected can from time to time obtain segt~ega~ions of arid lands under the grant until the full amount of 1,000,000 acres is obtained, ,and In each segregation the full ten years time may be taken for reclama, tiom Charles Boettcher. president of the iNational Bank of Com.merce, yesterday notified John E. Leet that he would take the entire $300,000 of stock in the new Denver sugar factory offered to investors in this city. The other $200,- 000 of stock is taken by a firm of bankers In New York city. Mr. Boett. ehor is acting for himself, John F. Ctampion, James J. Brown and J. R. McKinuie. They are the same men who built the sugar factory at Grand Junction and who are now putting up the big sugar plant at Loveland. Work on the Loveland factory is be- ing ~ushed so that it will be ready to handle the crop of beets raised, this year. It is occupying so much of the energy of the gentlemen interested that the Denver factory will not be built for this year's business. It will be rea- dy, however, for the beet crop of next year• Farmers in the vicinity of Den- ver would do well to begin planting beets this year. as their crop can be handled by the Loveland factory, with the assistance of low rates on the Col- orado & Southern• The first big block Of eastern money put ~to beet sugar factories in the West was invested by Kuhn, Loeb & Co., the same firm which lately sold the balance of power in the Southern Pacific railway to the Union l,~aclfic. They invested heavily In the American Beet Sugar Company, the company of which Henry T. Oxnard is president and which has constructed one of the two big plants In Otero county. The attention of the firm of bankers I which is going into the Denver faetory was attracted to the success of Kuhn, Loeb & Co.'s investments and to the state, where climate, soil and irrigation unite to produce results that cannot be obtained anywhere else. After the ap- pearance of the New Year's News, which contained an elaborate article by John E. Lest on sugar beets, they wrote to Thomas Keely, cashier of the First National Bank of this city, pro- posing to put in $200,0(O if local men would invest $300,000 with them. Mr. Keely placed the matter in the hands of Mr. Lest, a meeting of the chamber of commerce was called and public in- terest was aroused. The entire sum now has been subscribed without the chamber of commerce or the general public being called upon. Mr. Keely ls not prepared to make known the names of his New York correspondents until the transaction has been formally closed. It may be said that the same banking firm authorized Mr. Leet to offer to take $200.000 to $500,000 of stock in the new Loveland company, but Mr. Boettcher, in behalf of the owners of that factory, declined the offer with thanks. Beet sugar culture in Colorado was pushed to the front by John F. Cam- pion while he was president of the chamber of commerce. With Messrs. Brown, McKinnie and Boettcher he later built the Grand Junction factory. The operations of that factory led to the construction of the two large plants now in operation at Sugar City and Rocky Ford. Next came the or- ganization of the company putting up the $1.000,000 factory at Loveland. and now the same men are placing $300,- 000 in a factory at Denver, to which is added $.'200,000 of eastern money. ROOSEVELT TH[] LION SLAYER HAS A DOZEN TO HIS CREDIT Denver, Cole•. Feb. 12.--Theodore Roosevelt has saved the lives of 600 deer this year, according to Game War- den Johnson, who has just returned from Meeker and is at the Windsor, says the Denver Post. Great luck is attending the expedi- tion of the Rough Rider, and when last heard from on Thursday he had killed twelve lions. Now the game warden has estimated during years of frontier life that each full grown lion kills on an average at least fifty deer each year. Accordingly the twelve lions shot by Roosevelt would have slain during the coming year alone not less than 600 deer. The game warden makes this statement seriously and says that all hunters agree that the lions are the worst foes to the deer in the mountains. "He kills lions .in hand-to-hand com- bats, too." said Mr. Johnson this morn- ing. "There is no question about that. I thought that it was all newspaper talk when I first heard of it. but I know now that the statements are true, for I have it from reliable men. Wil- son. a rancher down there at Keystone, a man whom I know to be absolutely reliable, told me the s~ory of what he actually saw. "He said that when the Vice Presi- dent was at Keystone some days ago, he went out to the mountains with him. Wilson never saw such hunting in his life. A lion had been treed by the dogs and the hunters who did not want to kill it there, threw clubs at it, to make it Jump out. When it came down the dogs tackled and there was a fierce encounter. for fear of hurting one of the dogs. "He jumped right into the fight to help the uogs. He made a lunge at the lion, and it turned on him letting go one of the dogs which it held. He pushed the s~oek of his gun at it and it bit at him knocking off part of the stock. But that did not frighten Roose- velt. He turned on the animal fiercer than ever. He plunged his knife which he held in his right hand into the lion's throat. There was no more struggle; the animal fell dead. "Wilson said it was one of the brav- est and most foolhardy acts he had ever seen. He would not have done is for thousands of dollars• 'Suppose that the dogs which held the lion from be- hind had let loose,' he asked, 'what would have become of the hunter? There would have been a vice president wanting.' "But he said that Roosevelt did not seem to even realize the danger. He went right in as a matter of course, believing that he could kill the lion with his knife• "The other day when they were hunt- ilk a lion was ruoted out and, in try. ink to escape, he ran into a hole in the ground, where he was secure. One of the dogs, belonging to Goff, the guide, part hound and part bull. with no s~ch thing as fear in his make-up, went down into the hole after him. Roose- velt and hls aides waited for a time, and waited longer for the dog to re- appear.. But he never came back. He Is there yat. That lion must have eaten him. "Wilson told me that Roosevelt would remain hunting till about February "Roosev.elt ran up with his gun in 15th, and that he would then return his left hand. but he could not shoot East to prepare for his inauguration." = ~ - - - -~ -~¢~:.#:::¢=::¢~:$=::¢::$::~¢:.~$:::#¢:¢::'¢:t:$:1:$;~=~,::=~:$~#~ Topeka Saloons Closed. Topeka, Kas., Feb. 12.--As a result of the meeting of the citizeng of To- peka yesterday afternoon all the Joints of the city were closed yesterday. The citizens made the peremptpry order that the saloons he closed by noon, and as far as is known the order was re- garded. Early yesterday morning Chief of Police Stahl, with some of hls officers, made the rounds of the Joints and no- tiffed the keepers, as far as they could be found, that they would be expected to close at once. They were in each case presented with a printed copy of the citizens' ultimatum, and command- ed in the interest of law and good order to close at once• ~rhe citizens' committee has made all the necessary arrangements for the en- forcement of their orders regarding the Joints, and will insist that the order be carried out to the letter and that every drinking place be closed. The condition of i~ublic sentiment In Topeka is something remarkable. There has never been anything here approaching it. The vigilance commit- tee is ready to move on very short no- tice. Asks England to Make Peace. London. Feb. 12.--Sir Edward Clarke, the former solicitor general, in a letter to a friend Citing Lord Roberts' rejection of the opportunity to propose peace terms in June, 1890, when Gen- eral Bullet had prepared the way by conference with Christian Botha, says: "This put an end to all negotiations. The war has gone on. The losses since have been 124 officers and 1,454 men killed in action and died of wounds, thirty-six officers and 3,620 men died of ] disease and 959 officers and 22,635 men ] invalided home. We have spent from $60,000,000 to $70,000,000 devastating a [ country over which we desire to rum. I We do not seem a day nearer 'uncondi- tional surrender' than seven months ago." Sir Edward Clarke earnestly hopes terms acceptable without dishonor will be offered to the Boers. G~eat Gl~ss Plant ]Burned. Rochester, Pa., Feb• 12.--The town of" Rochester, on the Ohio river, about twenty-five miles from Pittsbnrg, yes- terday suftered the greatest fire in its history. The loss is estimated at $1,- 500.000. The first started Just "after midnight in the cooper department of the National Glass Company's plant, the largest tumbler plant'tnthe world, located outside the limits of Rochester. Almost a Centenarian. Boulder, Colo.. Feb. 12.--(Denver News Special.)--Mrs. Amy Dartt, wife of the late Josiah Dartt, died at her home, corner of Ninth and Arapahos avenues yesterda# morning. The lady was ninety-six years and one month old and her husband was over eighty. They Were married in 1841 and came to boulde2 in 1871, Mr. Dartt engaging in the surveying business. She was the mother of the late Mrs. James A. Max- well and Mrs'. Hal Sayre of Denver, Mrs` Nathan Thompson of Cheltenham, Maryland; also grandmother of Mrs. C. C. Brace, well-known in Denver. The venerable lady had enjoyed excel- leut health until Sunday, the 6th in- stant, when she was attacked with the grip, which caused her death. Snow and ]Rain l~ Ari=onL Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 12.~-Wet wea- ther continues all over Arizona. Two weeks of rain and snow makes the most protracted wet period in se~eh years. Snow is falling all over north. era Arizona to greater depths than was ever known before, and there has been a gentle but steady rain over the central and southern parts of the terri- tory. All streams are swollen and con, ditions are similar to those preceding the great flood of ten years ago. Chinese Emperor Will i~ttle. Shanghai, Feb. ll.--It is reported here that the Empress Dawager, yield- ing to foreign pressure, has allowed Emperor Kwang Su to assume the reins of government. A dispatch from Pekin asserts that all the fortified passes beydnd the ter- ritory held by the allies, are being gar- risoned b~ the Chinese; and that Box- ers are entering Pekin secretly, Death of a Heroine. Mrs` H. D, Fisher of Topeka, Kan- sas, wife of the veteran Methodist preacher of that name, died a few days agM'rs. ~isher played a heroic part in the Quantrell raid at Lawreflce: Her husband was home in Lawrence on sick leave when the raid took place. The ruffians came to the house expect- ink to find Mr. Fisher. Not suc- ceeding, they fired the house. Mrs. Fisher then obtained permission to re- move the carpets from the house. She dragged them out into the garden and managed to secrete her husband under them while dragging them out. As •.a consequence Mr. Fisher was one of the very feW men spared en the memorable raid ..... : : [[ I , _ II DEATH OF COL. ALBERT D. SHAW EX,COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, G. A. R. Washington, Feb. ll.--Ropresenta. Washington and took'a hand in urging tire Albert D. Shaw of Watertown, New York, formerly commander-in- chief of the Grand Army of the Repub- lic, was found dead yesterday morn- Ing in his room in the Riggs house. A physician pronounced death due to apoplexy, suffered probably about 2 o'clock im the morning. Colonel Shaw had returned about 1:30 a. m. from a banquet at the EbbRt house in honor of his successor, Gen- eral Leo Bassieur. Before he left the banquet hall he had responded elo- quently to a toast and appeared in ex- cellent health and spirits. After his return to the hotel, he asked for hot water, complaining of indiges- tion. Tha~ was the last seen of him alive. Colonel Shaw's private secretary, Charles E. Glynn, had an appointment with him at 10 o'clock this morning, and when he did no~ appear one of the bell boys climbed through the transom. The body was discovered lying face downward an the floor. The features were slightly bruised, showing he had fallen suddenly and heavily. Colonel Shaw was an active worker in Congress and the picture of health, of-commanding stature, strongly built with square shoulders and erect fig- • ure, which, with white hair and mous- tache, made him a conspicuous figure in the House. An active•worker dur- ing his incumbency of the commauder- in-chief's office, he frequently came to legislation for the old soldiers before the committees of Congress. Albert Duane Shaw was born in the town of Lyres, Jefferson county, New York, December 27, 1841; was educat- ed at Belleville Union Academy and Canton UniverSity; enlisted as a prl- vate in company A, Thirty-fifth New York volunteers, in June, 1861, serving out the term of enlistment; was ap- pointed a special agent of "the War De- partment in 1863, stationed at provost marshal's headquarters at Watertown, New York, thus serving until the close of the great war in 1865. He was ele~ed a member of t'Se State Assem- bly in 1866, serving one term, and was appointed colonel of the Thirty-s|xth regiment, National Guard of New York, in 1867. by Governor R. E. Fen- ton. He resig~ned te accept the position of United States consul to Toronto, Canada, in 1868; was promoted to Man- chester, England in 1878, and removed by President Cleveland in 1885 for be- ing "an offensive partisan." He was elected department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic of New York in 1896; and unanimously elected commander-in-chief of the national en- campment in 1899. Colonel Shaw was unanimously nominated by the Repub- licans of the Twenty-fourth New York district to fill the vacancy in the Fifty~ sixth Congress caused by the death o~ Hen. (3. A. Chickering, and was elect- ed. He was elected to the Fifty-sev- enth Congress last November. MASS MEETING AT TOPEKA SAYS ALL SALOONS MUST GO Topeka, Kans., Feb. ll.--A, mass for years you have scorned all apl~e-~s meeting of the male citizens of Topeka, and warnings that have been presented yesterday afternoon, at which 3,000 were present, decided that the numer- ous Joints of the city must go at once• -Friday, February 15th, 12 o'clock noon, is named as the time when the cleans- inK of the city must he made complete. If it Is not done by that time, an army of a thousand men will immediately move upon the joints and remove them by force. The meeting was remarkable in ev- to you by the virtue-loving portion of the community. "Now we feel that the time has co~ne when we must speak to you peremp- tortly. We cease now to endeavor to perstutde. We command. You must stop this lawless and iniquitous busi- ness and stou it at once. ery respect. It was called by a eom-ttee of public order, which we to-day mittce of the Law Enforcement League constitute, that all your tIliclt goods, and was attended by nearly all the together with all the associated fix-' preminent business men of the city• lures and furnishings of the places q~h~ ,rely ~ " I,~v e *b,, m~, I where your unlawful business has been ~'~'- was a ~rarer off'~red b~ t~,~ w-.. I ca me~ on, snail nave been removed , and shipped from the clty before 12 F. W. Dmerson, who is Mrs. Natlons~ , . . := .... o CLOCK noon, l~'rlclay, ~enruary 15, manager in her leeturing tour. After ,,~, a few short, snappy addresses, which ~" worked up the splendid body of men to "Upon the strict and literal observ- a high degree of enthusiasm, an ulti- matum was proposed and passed amid the loudest cheering. The Jelntists were warned in the fol- lowing vigorous term,~ that Topeka did not desire their presence any longer: "To those illegally engaged in this illicit business, whether wholesale or retail/ we have to say that the long controversy of the public with you must now come to an end. You have openly and persistently defied our law~; you have made yourselves the agents of even greater criminals outside of. the state, who have supported you in your unlawful traffic; you havegath- ered about you a criminal element that is a perpetual menace to 'the safety of the community, and have maintained places that engender and encourage all vice; you have introduced the most cot- ance of this command we shall insist; and if it shall be d~sregarded, we will take whatever measures are necessary for its rigid enforcement. "If a long-outraged public shall be compelled to resort to the fundamental right of self-vindication against crim- inals and their abettors, the grave consequence to evil-doers which may result from such a return must res~ with the deters and nullifiers of our laws, and the obstructors of our gov- ernmental machinery. The Jointists. the men who rent property ¢o Jointists, and the men who have violated their oaths in tolerating crime--these are the disturbers of the peace, and not the affronted and wronged public, which, as sovereign, has both the right and the duty to see that its will and Judgment shall be respected." There were a number of addresse~, in rupting and demoralizing factors and which Mrs. Nation came in for her full Influences into our local politics, and share of credlt. HAZING DENOUNCED PLANS TO [STABLISH BY THE C01~IMITTEE Washington, Feb. 11.--The repo.~t of the special congressional committee which investigated the hazing of Cadet Booz, which was the general subject of investigation at West Point, was sub. mitted to the House by the chairman, Representative Dick, together with a bill making strlngent regulations against hazing, fighting and all brutal practices. The report is an exhaustive review of the practice of hazing in all its forms, and while moderate in tone is nevertheless a stringent al~dgnment of the many alleged brutal practices enumerated. It specifies more than 100 distinct methods of annoying and harassing fourth class men and de- scribes them in detail. The report ste~a that a system of fighting has ~grown up which is shocking in it~ character. The ~lghts are described and the committee states that the West Point cede is more vicious than the Quceusbury code. The committee held that fighting is the wors~ form of hazing. The report says that such fighting as that at West Point is a felony according to the stat- utes in many of~ the states, and the tim(~ has come when Congress must decide whether fights, which are crimes else- Where, shall e0nttnue at We~ Point. 'The committee finds that Cadets MacArthur, Breth and Burton were hazed into convulslon~, others were h~tzed untti they fainted, while other~ ware hazed until they were sick. ~nglish ~ortu~'uese Aln~nee. L~ It is expected the crowning of King Edward will take place nextSeptember instead of as previously, one year after the proclam0tio~L The reason for this ts to avoid mid-winter, which would spoil the outdoor Jubilation. CUBAN INDEPENDENCE Washington, Feb. 10.--It is now aI~ parent to the officers of the adminis- tration that It for the. United States wholly from the go~ernment of under the most favorable stances, before next fall, at the ear-~ liesk This is eoneedlng the possibility: that the Cuban convention a constitution thisgovernment0n or of April next: It is recognized on :all, sides that it will require several ~onths after the adoption of the constitution to com. plete the 0rganizatio;t of the (~uban government and have it in sucessf~' operation, -All the national ~rS must be chosen, law~ enacted for the collection of the revenues and the es- tab)lisishment of a stable government a police.force or constabulary organlzed to ta~re the place of the Um~ted States'military force for the preserva- ; "' tion of peace and the maintenance of order, and the municipal governments must be organized. In this country at least three months notice is given of a general election, and It k urged that, owing t~ttm con- ldnitions_in Cuba, where all the prelim- ary election machinery has yet to be prepared, it~will take mor~ time to pre. Pare for the election of tlm presMent and other national officers, after which the administrative office~ must be ap- pointed and the necessary laws enact~ ed before the structure of government can be properly established, rate, of the officers of London. Feb. ll.--"A solemn reaffirn by a ati0n of the Anglo-Portuguese ~liance] whb is thoroughly is pending, I am informed," says a] situation. This gentleman salii Lisbon correspondent, "and England] that will request Portugat to land Portu-I successful guess troops to guard certain points in l troops will be wlt;)drawn South Africa in order ~o enable theI and. Such withdrawal, he said, We~ British employed a~t those points to'be made when the Cuban .government Join the fighting columns." requested it and it was clearly ap0ar- ent that the government was fully ca. pable of maintaining ~Peace and ~{l order. • ~ • ::~. Me~tloO Cllngt Ira, 8nv,~le. Mexico City, Feb. ~, I.--Bankers'~den~v that there is any present probability of the country adopting a gold-basts [say no loan fro' that Ohitt9 Har~o, or Crazy Snake, the leader of the warring Creek Indians, telegram from and seventeen of the minor leaders of Banker C: that tribe, have been landed in the fed- eral Ja~l at Muskogee; Indian Terri- dltton tor~, Where they will be held pending ed, trial for treason. ~ monetar~ s~ingency abating slowly.