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THI.TJL 4 (! fi- VOImEE xxxi y. HCRIfflF'irTP J? General Cassius Marceiius Clay on War Path WITH HIS BODY GUARD He Opens Fire on a Sheriff and His Deputies. SUED BY HIS DAUGHTER Officers Retire Unable to Sew the Writs, Lexington, Ky., April 5. With the cry, "The pndptta,'" the "Vendetta." on his lii General Cassius Marceiius Clay, the lam-i's ab-ilitlontst and duelist, and for m r L" iiltcd States minister to Russia, thin iv. .rr.ing led his little body guard to battle a-ralnst a sheriff's porse which liad ?nnr. to Whitehall, his palatial man- j -:on in .Madison county, to gerce napers noon tii general in a civil suit instituted t.gainn him by his daughter, Mrs. Mary V- Clay. Many shots were fired on each side, and trie posse finally departed without accomplish. ng the purpose of its visit 2t is reported thitt General Clay was Vou'jded in the. affray. Fleeing from his pupp kM tn-mies. he barricaded himself ii h;s vi, r," in the mansion, and there li.- r miirnwl, guard. -d by his faithful ser- :um,. Wh.-tner or not he is wounded is known r.nly to h.mself and to his little todv puard No surgeon has been summoned 10 nix r.oiise, ana none dare ixrcnt upon invitation. approach ..day cnlhct u diriy connected .j , l' lome8,t,c wo,-of General Clay. T it 11 darker- e closing days of us I... ho pi-jfll ipa)s m the battle were t.onenil H;- w. , ., . s. . , . l.ud 1 1 n.uu tw.j u: ma uuuy guard, rall and Jim Bolin. on one side. ?.nd "f1riff Coyh-r, Deputy Sheriff Ter- - iivi Kr-ink Mason, of Madison coun--. ii the other. The writ which the '-beiiff sought to serve was one ordering M. livery of some furniture belonging general's daughter. The officers ch.Hl the house from the north. i.i t -rpi S-is.m:.k through the apple orchard. The - n.Trtl's Russian bull dogs set up a I irliRj. and the officers stopped at the : m. Tlu ireneraJ's body guard promptly ' nv- tu the door and the sheriff an- u:if. d tint he dsired a personal ln i.rvrv with the master of Whitehall. ,;,'n,rl May In a few minutes came to the dour, r-volver in hand. "G. iicr.il Clay," s.ud the sheriff, "we .- h p' on a penreful mission." ' Y.n se on my property without leave, fi'd 1 will --hoot you," replied the old nun. v. ho, almost blind, strained his eyes '"! i- m iiik to make out the location of ;jn en my. 'l:i 1 hoot, general, we are friends," s-m-n.t, .1 Sh. riff Colyer. hii's." h eretorted, and, handing his -tol to one of his men, he took Instead a iv;-iting shotgun and cocked it. Sh.nl 'olyer s.u?ht shelter behind a la rg n.ik tne near by an his deputies : J'o hid tht-msei -;. All pulled their a' -t.ti Clay shrined "The Vendetta, " ndotta." and beean tirine in the tu-,ni.jn from which he heard the voices. Thf -h-:-nf fired in return after the gen ( r:i h ei emptied the weapon and his dep t.tii's :!. nred, n..t at the old man, they t-.tv, ir-.t hoping to scare him into seek i ., r-L.-lter. Coly.-r was shooting wild, alvi, n t desiring to kill the old man, who ulih.'iinh doing his bt-st to kill him, be-li- ve.l li.' was firing upon an enemy. Af t. r in', i-inif the shot gun General Clay ti:;'d Inn revolver which would not fre. Jl.' th' -. took from th" hands of the other gaar.-s- a riile and discharged it in the rjiroction of the frightened sheriff and d.puti.s. Exhausting his ammunition, Uentr.il Clay sought retreat. He went I;., his nji-m. and putting up the iron l.;;-s. ."-.i-'re.l his n.n to adjust the pis t'.'.s. uli. h were thnc large, navy weap ... s .uv. os kept Ivmir on a dresser. He Ermt.i himself with a large bowie knife Ftati..-; m himself l.v the side of the ii"r. h-- aw.titHi fun her attack. !"t r ;. ". ral Clay had retreated into ! n" Sheriff Coiyer and his men i. y.Td. They found a negro boy at him to the house to try to get ! (M,y out unarmed and meet them tins they w-re not successful, and . n..'.'. without serving the pro-S"..',-:ff Co:e rsas he will not ;.r.i"al CI iv tomorrow, but will Mil JU'iid iv, bjfore stnmg the I :li. r V. lit X .."- Sol-. had 1. - . General Clay, who .e nfter his child wife, i.-i away and U f t him, y t'.. Ciay, a .iaujihter, with hira. For some uig nivvly, and the vet o satisikd. Two we. ks ia -.enter to so to his their consent t the 'ims on the prop, rty ali I ora U 1. ii.iS.iii, f 'it for .:--. Ma t ceme a ad live w fk th. y pot al . in :-.: ; ir.-d to a:., h t Id his f ini. -. and secur i.-l ,.m of all c! oci-uph s. He wanted to give :y to Dora, the youne divorced is now the wife of Riley Brock i.s at Pinekard, in Woodford .'is property given her by the B-.d Mrs i";iy vrent a way according to ord : s, an.! rofarmnt: - uav or so iiier, was . t ,,t the door bv the old man. His H9 were thry. la h- tromb'ing hand hi., a revolver j-mh.-p.hI tightly. Ho :r.a c-.-d to know the t-.-s m of the viit. n all right," sud the frightened ,:gl".er. Ai rint. is it?" retorted the r-f-H-itod -.11. ' X."J lie. I know y.m a : - dev : -- :- ..leveling his rovcl . r ..: ris :;.-.. rs head he added: - - , :.. . .-cid never corno here ag i:-t :.r-ip to his room the - -.;..; Jane wa? try"? o"---,,a tei. it by hir face." S. . .n:;g s. writ of diiivory f ..--a; .-'. Mr. C v ;laced th" r- r .is of Sher ' . " ". ir " .. r : l! :.... the ch . N ir.'.rn. '.. i ner . I . ,;. - .-:ie has n. 'a x-r-w; t'1 :.-..- i -. : his remax: ! - t- .. 'j.'-mj erty, which at his deatl ... ii. i.itn. He thinks t!i. . .: win. h lie h.i L-lk-: UUa .uu v-s it 13 t-iie- mles, come to murder him In his own home. PATRICK FILES OBJECTION He Opposes ao inline an OH aiill at .,. Houston. New Yock, April S.-Surrogate Fitzger ald some days ago Issued an order direct ing Cantwell & Moore, attorneys for rat rick, to file with uie surrogate uie alleg d. assignment dated February 17. 1300. bv lUce to Patrick of the former's estate; iso me assignment of September 21, 1900, of the stock on -eposit wit. ..all street bankers and letters of instructions which Patrick is said to have received .rom ilr. Rice. Messrs. Cantwell & Moore filed a notice of appeal. The hearing on this application may not be had for two or tnre,G months. B. B. Rice, a nephew, and Captain Baker, representing other heirs, bffered a motion today to instruct John P. O'Brien, temporary administrator Oi. the Rice estate, to auvance ?2ou,000 for the purpose of rebuilding the oil plant in Houston, Texas, destroyed by fire about two weeks before .air. Rice's death. Patrick filed objections today mrough Cantwell & Moore, stating that the prop osition is hazardous and speculative and that if granted the estate would sustain serious and irreparable loss. DISASTROUSIONTANAFIRE Business Portion of Augusta Almost Wiped Out- Butte, Mont., April . The most disas trous fire in the history of northern Mon tana occurred yesterday morning at Augusta, a prosperous little town fifty miles west of Great Falls. The total loss is estimated at 575,000 and the burn ed district includes almost the entire business portion of the town. The fire broke out in the general store of J. C. Adams & Co., and in a few minutes had gained such headway that it was impos sible to check it, the town having no fire apparatus. Every building on what is known as the South Side was quickly burned, most of the contents being de stroyed. The principal losers are J. C. Adams & Co., general store, $40,000; John Smith, store, $4,000; Barnard, saloon, $2,- 600; Weaver, saloon, $2,500; Mannix hotel, $2,500; Commercial hotel, W.500. Several dwellings were destroyed. Estimated in surance, $35,(M). RADIATOR PLANTS BURNED One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dol lar Firo at Wetroit. Detroit, Mich., April 5. One of the two large plants of the Amedlcan Radiator company, located outside of the city lim its, at the Junction of the belt line rail way, on Joseph -Campau avenue, was al most destroyed by fire which started shortly after 10 o'clock tonight. After the fire had burned about two hours three large buildings were in ruin3, the ware house, the pattern shop and the machine shop. Frederick W. Hodges, manager of the company, estimates the loss at $150. 000 and says It is fully covered by insur ance. Between 500 and 600 men were em ployed by tae concern who will be tem porarily thrown out of employment. The cause of the fire is unknown, but it ap pears to have started in the ware house. The foundry alone was saved. The two Detroit plants were part of the Radiator combine, whose headquarters are In Chi cago. M'KINLEY AT TOPEKA President IVill Visit liansas Abont Juno 1. Topeka, Kan., April 5. Congressman Charles Curtis received a telegram to day from Secretary Cortelyou saying that the time of the visit of President McKinley to Topeka had not been defi nitely decided upon as the Itinerary of the trip had not been quite completed, but that the visit would probably be made on the return of the president from the coast. This will be about the last of May or the first of June. The Topeka Commercial Club and the old soldiers organization have taken hold of tho matter and will make arrange ments for entertaining the president dur ing his visit here in a fitting manner. The day will be made a state occasion and it is likely that the president will spend most of the day here. GOVERNMENT WITNESS FEES Secrefary of W ar Inserts Schedule In Itecnlations. Washington, April 5. The secretary of war has amended the army regulations so as to provide that: "A civilian not in government employ, dul summoned to appear as a witness before a military court, will receive $1.50 per day for each day actually in attend ance upon the court and 5 cents a mie for going from his place of residence to the place of trial or hearing, anu 6 cents a mile for returning; out in Wyoming, Mon tana, Washington, Oregon, California, Utah. New Mexico, Arizona and Porto Rico he will be paid 15 cents for each miie necessary to travel over any stage line or private conveyance and in Porto Rico 10 cents for each mile over any rail way in such travel." EVEN C0LLEGESJ50MEBINE Central CoIIese and Central Univer sity Consolidated. Louisville, Ky., April 6. The board of control of the institutions involved met in Louisville today and approved the con solidation plan tentatively agreed on sev eral days ago, according to which Cen. tral College at Danville. Ky., and Central University at Richmond, Ky., will be con sol, .sated at Danille under the name of Central University, and the Louisville and Danville theological seminaries will be consolidated nt Louisville under the , name of the Presbyterian Theological j Seminary of Kentucky. W0LTERS IS INDICTED Senator iicarns' Blackmailer 31ay riead Guilty. . Omaha, Neb., ..pru o.-Emest j. A ol-j ters. who was reo i.tiy tasen into custody , by the federal auin Titis charged with USir. tne mans w aur,.u.:, m an aueeu n.-mnt to blackmail United States Sen- at -r Kv.irns. was today indicted by the ! fe : :v-l grand jury. Cuef Inspector Sin cl:r .f l't-r.ver. and tho pstm.ster at Yi X'-b. guvo th T-silmony on irki. n v.. i.-rs vi.is i-.Met.xi. Irsr-ect.-vr Sinclair -. ; 5 ho oi . is Wc-lurs pU ad guilty. will ' i j anted to ec the ork. r r'ir-., April b The Royal Bavarian r ,'w.. .lomit.'.stratior. has issued an ci- .-.it. :-. regtidi.-.c the rocnt onier of t r ' r. v.fs fr;m the united Stau. asserting that the order was not given because of the low price, but merely to j erijb'.c sn examination into American ; nuO.-'ds .:' co:-.tructvv j Eastern Syndicate Gets It for Three vtvrla Has tleen Floated Jlllllon Hollars. ?.' . !"... A;.-- -T..r steamship Pboeaix. An.. .pru i. ze C-z.: r tvna from New oriear.s. which wer.t on ) mine has been soid U an eastern syr.i. r'r. r.oh r -t two wev-ks ago. h.i ht-.i ' eate. Tiie report d yir. has- frt.- u;i a-id :i c- h. r way i. K.-y Wrt. .C'C-.'A'M. The mir.' wa. b.-r-af:. r U i : th. : -- :v..m Xearly .:. of I k'.'-.wr. by an-ubt-r r.ar... : :h- -. t-.e i:u;ia.s veiLue tars saa s-ivad. ' aanv m ha haftdid ta E. B. ar-. iJ i WICHITA, XA2STSAS: SATURDAY MQTOZTNG, APRIL 6, 1901. Holy Topeka Has a Sensa tional Council Meeting. HUGHES IS COUNTED IN Parker, the Democrat, File a Protest Will BY EXACTLY NINE VOTES State Capital Is "Saved" From Democracy Topeka, Kan., April 5. As a result of the canvass of the city election returns made by the council tonight Col. J. W. F. Jhtughes, Republican candidate for mayor, is elected by nine votes. A. W. Parker, the Democratic candidate, will file contest proceedings. The meeting was a sensational one and lasted until 2 o'clock this morning. The presence of several police officers was required In the council chamber to preserve orderv The matter will probably not be set tled until passed upon by the courts. COLONEL HEISTAND REPLIES To Charges of Organizing Hemp Company at 31aniln. Washington, April 5. Lieutenant Colo nel Heistand of the adjutant general's corps has forwarded to the secretary of war his reply to the chaiges made by Major Hawkes with regard to his con nection with the organization of a hemp company in Manila, a. he charges will not be made puunc but will be forwarded to the committee on military affairs of the senate, which has the matter under in vestigation. The secretary will not take the matter up for consideration because of the pend ing Investigation. Colonel Heistand has been ordered to report in Washington for the purpose of appearing before the com mittee. He is expected to arrive in this country about the middle of next month, when the investigation will proceed. FRESH FROM SHEFFIELD Representatives of Jessop and Sons Arrive at IMttsburs;. Pittsburg, Pa., April 5. The represent atives of W. Jessop & Sons, the steel manufacturers of Sheffield, England, ar rived here tonight from vv'ashington, Pa, Mr. Hughes, the English attorney, who is the spokesman of tno party, discussed the trip to Washington and statted that before a selection is made many other places would bo visited. A trip up the Monongehela valley will be taken to morrow. Mr. Hughes stated tonight that a site within a very short distance of Pittsburg will bo selected and work started imme diately. CHINESE POSTAL AFFAIRS Soldiers Take Advantage of n Small .Special Kate. Washington, April 5. Some Idea of the extent of our postal operations in China is given in the first formal report, which has ust reached here, from Superintend ent Robinson, of the United States postal service in China, It covers thf period be tween September 8 and December 1, 19.). The report says that during the period covered there were $22,213 worth of money orders issued, but only two paid, these aggregating $15. Stamp sales aggregated $2,239, mostly at Pekln. All n-gisttred matter to and from the L nited State? forces in -na is received, recorded or dispatched Dy the Tien Tsin station, of the registered mails so dispatched MT were first class and 3,42o fourta class. The large amount of fourth class matter indi cates the liberal manner in which the American soldiers took adcantase of the special rates for sending gifts and souv enirs to their families in the United States. The total amount of all mail re ceived at Tien Tsin was 102,8 and dis patches 189,252. Only 130 letters had to be sent to tae dead letter office. HE WASN'TNATURALIZED One JArincd JRnprlishnian Detained at Castle Garden. New Tork, April 6. Albert Priestman of Philadelphia, who arrived here as a cabin passenger on the White Star steam er Germanic, was taken to K'.lis Island today by the Immigration society. Al though Mr. Priestman is a merchant in the Quaker City and nas lived there with his family twelve years, he was required to explain to the board of special inquiry why he was not likely to become a pub lic charge. This was because Mr. Prustrmn had lost his left arm. He was dtt.iir.ed under section of the Immigration law which j authorixes tne detention of passengers phy8lcally incapacitated from manual abor and lfltay XQ btcom pu, ;,c cnarc..s Mr Tpnxmain. though a res-.d-nt th? I country for twelve years, has wv-r r J nounoed his allegiance to Great Britain. aaj was for that reason an alien and subject to the immigration laws. Mr priestman was subsutntly re- ) jjge jxat being examined, JArrtU lO rnCrrtnifXU Aid Is Offered by Viceroys Hostile ToTrardsj Kuia. London. April 6 "Japan is fakir. ma. . ures with a view to hostiiiue.- -vi. .. :s sia." says the - t-kin crresj-.i.-r-.t r; tL.- I'aily Expres. "She h.i! -r:t-r i :rl ar. arrangement with Lin Kin Yi. viceroy of j Xan Kin, who te acting on behalf of the ', other 'rtendiy viceroys ai governors. regarding the course they w.W j-:r5 it the way of aiding Japan ag.iir.st K:- a. It is understood tr.at tr.-v hv. r-r-.r-!- to place the teiegrapa anu transport i- . cilitiee ax. the service of Japan. CONGRESS MINE SOLD is now presicent of the Congress Gold Mining company. It is believed that the purchase is the outcome of negotiations begun a year ago between the owners of the mine and a New York syndicate headed by ex-Senator Warner Miller. There is a rumor that Congressman W. W. Grout, of Vermont, who is now in Arizona, is interested In the purchase. Some mining men put the purchase at $3,000,000 which were the figures suggested when an option was granted on the mine a year ago. The Congress mines have been operated for fifteen years and the workings are now at a depth of 3,000 feet. MADE ANOTHER ATTEMPT Jlrs. Itenlah Triea Suicide for the Third Time. Chicago, April 5. Mrs. Beulah Ament attempted suicide for the third time last night this third endeavor being to throw herselffromthe window of tne fashionable Monroe restaurant. Later she was placed in the Harrison street policeatation and thence released at midnight on ball by a woman friend. Charles Champlin, the young millionaire because of whom the beautiful, erratic southern woman has attempted to kill herself three times, accompanied her to the cafe at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Their many quarrels appeared to have been forgotten. Within a few minutes, however, after they sat down at a table on the second floor trouble began. "He started a quarrel," says Mrs. Ament "and suddenly reached across the table and slapped me. I threw a plate at him and the next instant the air was filled with dishes. Then he ran away." Champlin reached the elevator first. As Mrs. Ament saw Champlin escape she rushed to a window and tried to leap from it. She was caught and forced into a private room, where she became hys terical. At 6 o'clock a patrol wagon took her to the Harrison station. From there she telephoned tot he Champlin residence, and then to other persons, and finally a Mrs. Davis appeared and furnished ball. MANCHURIA 1M PO BTAXT C 30S CX ICATXOX KFCE1VFD FROM KUfiSSlA. Has Xo Desire Whatever to Absorb Territory in China. Washington, April 5. The United States government has received a communica tion from the government of Russia of unusual importance bearing on conditions in China and particularly those relating to iianchurla. The document Is of such a character as to have produced a pro foundly impression, and at the state de partment it is looked upon as the most salutary development that has- ocourred for many months in .ne problems of the east. As to the exact terms of the com munication there is no official statement thus far, although later it doubtless will be communicated to the public. Secre tary Hay received It from the Russian ambassador, Count Caslnni last night, and took speedy steps to lay it before the president. The latter snared the secre tary of state's gratification that a way has been found to dispose of the compli cations over the Manchurian question and to bring Russia into strortg accord with the other powers. At the Russian embassy no information was obtainable as to the commission, Count CassinI ask ing to be excused from all inquiries. While tnere is an entire absence of atithoritative information yet it Is un derstood that Russia now takes. occasion to give positive assurance of the dis interested sentiments which have ani mated her throughout the consideration of Chinese questions. As to Manchuria, it is made clear that Russia's course never has varied In the purpose to leave that province an integral part of China and to return the Russian troops as rap idly as safety would permit. This, more over, it is made plain in the communica tion, has been Russia's course throughout notwithstanding assertions to the con trary. But as a more signal evidence of Russia's purpose, and in harmony with the czar's aspirations for peace and har mony between the nations, the Russian government now gives assurances of the most definite and satisfactory character a sto the execution of this purpose. The extent of the assurances can be best ! .iudpred by the impression made in the highest official quarters here that the j threatened crisis over Manchuria has ' been completely averted. The Russian communication Is the more significant, coming at a moment when the press advices from Europe assorted Rus sia was collecting an army of 3W.U00 men for the purpose of holding Manchuria without reference to tha deslra of the other powers. There is no doubt that Russia lias a large mil taiy foice in Manclriria. so that had she determined to hold the province she bad the military establishment already on the ground pre pared to maintain her ox-apan-'Y. To the officials in Washington one of the most gartifjing features of Russia's action is that it is responsive to Secre tary Hay's note of March 1 last. This . .. .' unlcated i not had be.n previously coram to the Chinese minister at Washington and advised him that the United States viewed as inexpedient and dangerous to the interests of China the conclusion of any private territorial or financial agree ment. A copy of this communication was s-:nt t." the T'nited States ambassador at St. Petersburg, Charlemagne Tower and th Russian ambassador at Washington also as made aware of Its contents, hile the note was naver addressed di re tiy i - K-;?sia, yet by the foregoing r.iA is it "arr.e f'iT!y to the attention of the Russian authorities. OPENING THE MILLS vjlfS Ohio. W ill Hear IIuez of Indns- try Again. P.tth-:rg. Pa, April 5. The America"! Sbttt dtt'i ctapacy hxs issued oraer to put in operation four sheet mill and two Fh.t bar mfiis at the Falcon plant, Nilea, ..r;o. : h h;ixe bn idle for aVnit a j.-.-r. Th- dercand f rr he-t etW has rje c rr:e g.-. i"r?- r---'-r.t iy that th trnijt can r . rret v, a-l th.:. Is the caue of the new activity iatrty dtsfnayetL Tfc gilaEta that baxl been partly abandoned wai be! c:artd up also as oon aa they can be got j r- V. xrv r.s them the o.- ealtsburjt i . tv, work, a. -ttdule the r.U't '-: V: i.i.". :.-..'.-.-! aether at H, I '--: th ? . ,t. S-.-t w-rk-rs are rj.i i ... n v stwi wttfc these additioaai i 7;.irt in otverat'on there wia be a tig de- Feurht t Kraw. . w-.ikt-. fiuht six fast rouftd to s draw t-'T'-- tv MslwaaJcve IVxlr.s ". -V :-- '. .'.: Th- .': sc-j .h- uiJ ha-. s '- " &. tt k; liLT.-tli iilinois Legislature Pass Res olutions of Welcome to DR. PARSONS OF CHICAGO He Responds From the Ros trum of House, BOYS BEHIND THE PLOWS Are the Objects of His Gener ous Benefactions, Springfield, HI., April 5. Dr. D. K. Pear sons of Chicago, tho capitalist whose lio eral donations wiuiin the last few months have enriched tne treasuries of educa tional institutions throughout the west. received an unusual compliment from the lower house of the state legislature to day. Dr. Pearsons, who was In Spring field on his way to St. Louis, visited the state capitol and upon his appearance there a resolution was adopted recogniz ing Dr. Pearson's "magnificent practical benefactions" and closing with the fol lowing declaration: Resolved, by tnl3 house. That in appre ciation of the great life work of this dis tinguished benefactor, we honor his pres ence here this morning by the adoption of this resolution by a rising vote." Dr. Pearsons was conducted to the speaker's rostrum and aauressed the house. In ...e course of his speech ue said: "You have passed a resolution today that does me more good than anything else that I have ever had done for me before." I made money in the state of Illinois honestly and squarely. I am using that money while 1 am alive; I don't want any inheritance tax on my property when I have gone. I am using that money to educate and bring up the poor, the poor boys and girls. I am tor the boy behind the plow that is the boy lam after and I say to you, gentlemen of this assembly, that there Is no busi ness that a man ever engaged in that will compare with the business I am doing .and to be approved Dy you gives me great satisfaction. "Gentlemen, I sincerely and heartily thank you ana I shall keep right on in the way I am doing, l-fting up the poor I never give to the rich. I am for thd poor boys and girls. The smartest girl in the clrrieulum of. the colleges I tun helping is a day laborer's daughter; the smartest boy is a teamster's boy. I want to give those boys and girls a chance. That is what chance." they need, a EXCLUSIVE SOCIETY INDICTED Five Yoans 31en Tried to Abduct iSirlB From College. Bowling Green, Ky, April 5 Five young men belonging to some of the best and wealthiest families of Bowling Green, and themselves members of the city's most exclusive social circles, were indict ed by the grand jury today for partici pating in the escapade at Potters' College Saturday night, in which several young women attending the college were also involved. The young men are Roland Fitch. Willis Potter, Pleasant Potter. Floyd M. Nahm and Harry Nahm. It is charged that they placed a ladder to a window of the college and enticed the girls from their rooms and that when Prof. Cabell, president of the college, fired upon the men th'-y returned th6 Are without wounding him. The young wo men are named in the indictment. The young men assert that they intended to take the girls to a durk supper. The young women whom the indictment charges the young men with attempting to take from th college are Missea Lena Hopkins, LouislanaJfi Ruth Hay nee and Florence Fottreil, Clover Point, Ky. : Bessie Simpson, Nicholasville, Ky., and Bessie Boyr, Indiana. CONDITION OF MR. ROBINSON Former Fresldeut of Santa Fe Is ory 111. Chicago, April 5. D. B. Robinson, for merly first vlee president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. Is serious ly sick in this city with heart disease. He was taken ill about a year ago and ent to St. Luke a honpit&J. from whlh insti tution he a? discharged on Jui- 28 as practically re.-over-d hortly afterward : . , , .. ., nf nan a retnpxe a no was iaku ut fan ments on the North kie. where he and his wife have since lired. Mr. G.il Taoropson, his on-in-law, said today that while Mr. Robinson was very lil from h-art trouble, the fimfly Mill hive hops for his recovery. He d--l:r:d to give u.-X.-'rih Siie address ? th p&ti'-r.t 8 cn'Si tion necessitated absolute quiet, iu.h could be secured on!y by seclusion. TO REPEaFrEMONS TRANCE Japan Is Xot fatiflel With Action of JtBHKta. j London. April S. Raaiaa reply con cerning Manehuria being unaatlafartory. tho Japan government has decided." iy. the Yokohama corrron4ent nt tis l.ai.y Mad. w.n-.g ; r.-jrwlay, ajxrr n conference with tft ".-: of h1 arrr.-, h1 r;a-y i'.l :'h tr- d";-.rtrrj' t rfjk-"" --: finance and foreijra affairs, to aodres a i a r-tn second and rrre pTeBip:rsry renwa- t w r finance, dman.iirar a m.y wit.a a stated pen -i Th:s reTR.-".irs3t, r-'irj-rr.ir.Hia.tfil thf-.-ieh -h .apac- rc;-.itr 1-. ?t. P-tT&urfC. a.:r. '-jr.t uir.-,t t u norctnecu- YOAKUM TO BE PRESJDEEM f , - -, , . PrIc-aejIii- OWce May he Mved . f. 1... Ki:swC:v M A; r.. I -T f. T,a- Uttto. U P-fc '- i-'- -- '-i '- I.:.. j and San Fraat6J rvHway. to f be pr i d-r.t. ar.4 B I- Wirfceil. pre4dst cf the .. - - -, , -.'t - - R -.-. T-. -..-. re- crding vo ar. imyteast a4 t fcave .. ma-".' arl . S jkAk i t-'- b.-'.-se :r. "' sr.ar. c-- '. --- '. T-- i .::. .i. .t t BULLETIN OF Stye Bidjtta la (gagic Wichita. Saturday, AprH 6, 1901 M'eatherfor Wichita Today:. Pair: variable -winds IMPORTANT NEWS OF TODAY Pages. JL War at Whitehall Hushes Connted In Xr. ranoag Honored Immense Eallro ad Project 2. Justice Burford Thanked fend Xear Guthrie lload Completed to Euld 3. lVIch!taXiIvestock3IarlieC Week's Review.- of Trade 4, Eagle's Editorial Paso 5,'Corblu Knocked on Funston JIajorltlcs of tho Candidates C. Wind Storm of Yesterday Board of Education ilects 8. Bouncers Are Xccdcd ficials will, it is said, take place some time next fall. President Winchetl today would not deny the report that the Mem phis general offices are to be removed from Kansas City to St. Louis. BIG PASSENGER LIST Rhine Lands With Over Two Thous and Pahftoiigersf. New York, April 6. The steamship Rhine, which arrived here today from Bremen, broke the record as a passenger carter, besides her crew, which number ed over 400, she had 2,502 passengers, of the latter but fifty-three came in the cabin. The 2.4i9 steerage passengers were landed at Ellis Island and although the officials there were busy with a thousand passengers broughe hero by other ships those from the Ilhein were passed before the immigrant depot closed for the day. The highest number of passengers of the third class which had previously ar rived at this point on a single steamship was 2,200. TALKS LIKE A CHRISTIAN Sultan Thanks tho Almighty for Ills Xarrmv Kitcape. Constantinople, April 5. Te Sultan of Turkey, replying to Emperor William's telegram of congratulations upon his recent escape from harm during the recent earthquake In Constantinople thanks the Kaiser for his cordial senti ments and adds: "My attitude at the time of the earth quake was the result of a feeling of con stant submission to the divine will, and I thank the Almighty, who Is watching over my person and subjects and who preserved them from peril. I shall pray God ever -to spare humanity such calami ties." SHECKARD HAS FLUNKED lie Will iio to the Brooklyn tionl League t tub. Philadelnhla. Anril 5. President Eb- oettg of th Brooklyn National League j baseball club hs succeod In reclaiming Sheckard from the Baltimore American League club. Slnre signing with Manag er McGraw Shkard has been uncertain as to the legality of his action. Today In company with President Ebbetts he wait ed on counsel f..r the National Laegu and was assured that his American League contnv-t was Invalid. This opin ion satisfied Sheckard arl he at once no tified President K!bett that ne would play for Brooklyn this season. TAKE OFF THc COATS CncleSara Taken a .Notion tobc Sen sible. Washington, April 6. An innovation looking to tne comfort of letter carriers throughout the country during the heat of Bummer mill probably be introduced this year by off.-ial permission to them to divest thrlr coats on their ro'ina wh"R feltt o be necessary. It is expected that the postmaster gener! in the nar future will Issue an ordr formally granting au thority to postmasters for this jrorpo and modifying the requirements o as to allow the carriers to wear a suitable gray blouse, with turn-down collars and a buck tie. Freh Water fbr Itsttfeklpj. Washington, pril 5 Secretary Long has appointed a board of naval officers to Inquire into the advisability of utUixlac a large fresh water lake in the tat of Washington for the porpo4 of acromroo datlng yseU of war. Th board eon ait of Captains Perry I'anrU, Lieutenant Commanders Pe!rn -,d W5 let. Naval Constructor .bbs and Un tenant Jensen. r-ftirder. it l propose. to dig a canal corin'-ctlng the o-n with thin lake, to b u-d for (vrr.rerx !a pur poses, but the board to to jrxjuire IWlJr the plan shjid not be enlarged o as to tik into consideration the n-U of the navy- j Oregoit srt Line HM j F-:: Lake, T'tab, April S .-Th sUt- m.-M teiegrapb-d from New oi'rk last j r..Ki-.t by A. ?v rt Line cuTc road, t rctai cir i- firmed by " the t"tsh in "'iw. trat th rteiT. w-4t at th l.t-h aUl Fa- ' ; 7 -eat lit'-r--t it rail- : ; - pal it'ocfi -'!ws -t Frsco. s.U.:. I Al! lirnlra Vrrx'r Xaattr b!'-'go. Ar-rtl (L-N:'r 'sar C'vrr,miFlo rf.ja;-r - r 'Smr'.ti Arr,ri'-ar. T-s.r. pr-r-. -. -.- . "-a'lia --.!7.:f.-y V-n ' - ' " --- J' U'f A -k -". ! - " - " t3y k-.w -.;-.. s ' T . arrier;- j ii'HZ, kr- : ttT(fe t't rnrerr,. with a castal m'-t-'r -f X. " '. t 'h A.sjtkjLf. lra:.r, -t . -. i. f. tra'ir; " 'Sir-" frmnule Htmmt t irtwe Irele- .-' -,r - '-, A;.r.. -The ' -: .- t- 1 SH.rt ZH lke- i - ;- " r tie blaat fureaoa at W Msd5a. frim K A. Whe'r of Chars ad rr& H4 'I Krt Th' r'--t m rv fcito. t-;t V-.ee;:: -. i,- r a,- r.e-ttitir g : .: f.e ..; .- - r.-- r-t :.rr ,, 53 the Steftjrjtor Thrown (atatk' lr i ". :--.4 A;1. i A w-. w ' J tr-Z ' ' STTTtEBKR 1S1 ft PI3 1 &1 ST8 Rumored Consolidation of All American Railways. INTO ONE VAST SYSTEM To be Confroiied by One Gen era! Management, START IS ALREADY MADE In Amalgamation of Four Big Cincinnati Roads, New Yorit. AprH tL Reports taat hags railroad combinations are in pupae of formation were widely oirculatr-d .re to day. Detailed statements concerning the plan already p.ibltahed, looking to th combination of all the great railway sys tems of the United States under the ton trol of on company were riven, tout as a genaral thing prominent railroad officio's and bankers -ec lined to dlscuwa th mat ter. Accorug to all account, the enter prise hrvolved the great eat combination of capital kno r. in the history of finance. It was aald the company would be formed under the law of New .fmrr for ti purpose of conducting a gener.U frelrht and transjx.rtntion bualnea throughout the United State; that th compunv would hold a crstrolllng intrreat In ;i the great railway system :. tnat tho management of the roads would be vest ed in the controlling capital. According to the proposition, each road w tuld pr serve its Identity and corporate existence but the new company would control th affair of all. Fy this poiicv. i: was a erted, large sums of mon'y could b saved a a result of economic ! managr ment and the stoppage of rate cutting: The names of men like J. Pwp-mt Mr gan, William K. Vanderbtit. Jaraea J Hill. Edwanl H. Harrtmftn. ;rrr Gou!d John D. Rockefeller. Jacob II hiff arl James Stlllmnn wer fr-eiv u-d. One nrxirt statei thnt tne nrnt f. r In th proposed pl.in would be i,e .-. irlnx .'f control of the t.-cka of the .'hi. ,go. iVir lington and yuln. v, the Rrt- tie i'.rt Northwestern nnl th Stnt- r and that provision wuulu t r. acquhrttlon of tri r prp'-rtl. - : mediate future DiseusBing the reported an-! of the railroad tnteret .-.f ; the New York lmm will ntv t "All thai Is aimed at, &rrr:' P.O-!" for th the ;. imiit-rount-rorr w if to . mm.'- beat aothoritv out finable, it i ty of interent The elie Rm.!!Knjt'. n on a eommunity i.f lntr-reif t. iii ,. flrat brought about through tne tfort ' J. Plerpont Mnnn. A a re.,it of th 1 cloae anion of lntret nilno'i r.t are already at en end, not i) rr. .ny h'i-. prtci ofncla! are needed b r -f re. mi nn can buy a ticket on anr t-.nh Hi. in almost anv ore of th larv ..ffleen i- the cities. Ifowvr, that a M'.vU com pany will be formed under the New Jt ey lawa to tak over nil th- rnimada - f the country in not -nirter1 -; ualy bv well informed railway men " DlPpatcbes rcel'-d In tills ey tnlrb frr.m Cln'innatt "fated thut a. rtlgar-!" am:ilitamatt'n ef. f. ur m!)a ',-der t! -guiding hand of J Fleej,ont Mrxran l.t already tak-n r'lfe The M rer,t!.; ed wre the outf -rn rallar. the Onejfi rU. Hamilt.n r- n . Dayton, te hleg. Indi:napolt a"? Ixjl'tlie -i the 1n etrtr.itl goutiiTTi l'.elattve to th par!'--;!r report. rieral amuej Tborr . tr! dent of the thlr-jinj. inAs,i lis a.-l I'j)vil!a railm!. said tonight "Th prearnt tirr taare la Htt; tm av arx-nt th deal, i bHtere th" report that erm from inflnnatt bowrr. Is a !!r t! prematur. I d'i't ieHv tb aatkai gamatlon has hi egeted yet. "It to tr-;e tht r$m ara r immrnll eratl'.n looki' toward nnM'.irVlB nt th fiads mr.ti'.reff. I think t wtH he fr-ted, f.r a'i of Ure lr:tereta ar farr-ar-'e to it. "It can nrnr'r ba cs.'led an wli matia of th T-im un-ler the mrhrn that ! un-ler r,.m -ifTti-T. It t Brtr a central!ati.n of rwwer Utfir towarl tha bt latere' of the varleua road. FORFEIT MONtY IS UP f Frollniaiwrle Jtm4n ftr Mettac the KtMSM. Boirtoo. Arm --"Tia Pti" r-y f- th big tfcree-r'.r- r4 rae b 1- rlm. tVv i .. i .rey i , n K " h .-laad t;- n. sr K' f.-'.n - ' LX!'.' . fsrf.t rr '-f " " r ' th ' i' itffn th i r la R -. pr i h tf I -. r-t ' t tol -. Kr, t . . t ' . V, U rni-h tv T - I in the hrc ' j dent 'f tfo N w ! hf-ed '- j Bt-rj, Crorr I ni 1tM '-h.:' ',r,r nt t ! TtVX& the r'. ,j ' j ea n. 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