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Expenditures of Moneys Under Two Kansas Administrations. 4jov. Morrill ud ECU Associate Have Saved to the People Over S 2 00,000 AH State Institutions Run on Business Principles. Tofeka, Kan., OcV 15. The repub lican state central committee has is sued a little pamphlet showing' the record of the present republican ad ministration as compared with its populist predecessor, which, if laid be fore the voters of Kansas, would have a merited influence on the result of the pending- election on November 3. This little pamphlet, which contains 58 pares, embraces 28 tables showing statements of appropriations and ex penditures for the years 1894, 1895 and 1896. These tables would take up too much space to reproduce them in one newspaper article, and therefore it is necessary to refer to them briefly. The last statement shows clearly "that if the populists in 1894 and 1895 bad followed the economical policy which characterized the republican ad ministration in 1S96, there would have been saved to the state in 1894 the sum of $62,976.62; in 1895 the sum of $146,- 437.37; a total in two years amounting1 -to 8209,913.99. In the pamphlet the year 1895 is -treated as a populist year as well as 1894. This is justified by the fact that for the institutions covered by the comparisons there was expended 902, 290.17, of which the populists spent 787,777.59; the republicans, 8114,512.58. In the comparisons extraordinary ex penditures are deducted from each of the three years and the expenditures of the several departments are thereby brought down to an equal basis. The comparisons are for 1898, the repub lican period, as against 1894, and 1895, .he populist period. n (. i3 c: c: w 5 3j7f Si w X 2 s B3 eg- S 2 2 2 . S 3 a 3 3 : a a a c s jr. a t r in a - 'So o D s a a e g " -1 -3 S"3 3sS P S3 V. T3 3- .7.3 i 5 s 2 SB W (3 ! : q-j xr : 2 S c - : 03h Sf O S (B 3 9 : 6 5. a - w CP O : 3- -o - r-t : ss O" tr1" o - : 3 o : - to - . 5 n- : : s: ... o : jss ys o 3 23 55j5j5jsC"-'07 s; ! C I OWM M - O ' ' 13 OS I .fc .i, c -1 . - M C I S M a- to -i.. w. ac i. at; - oa -t m S Populist expenditures in 1894 $816,123.33 Republican expenditures in 1890..... 73,146. 61 Republican saving 9 6-2.976.6 J Populist expenditures in I89i 900.0fa98 Kepublican expenditures in 1896..... 73.146.61 Republican saving. (146,937.37 Kepublican saving in 1899 compared with 1801 t 62,976.62 Republican saving in 1893 compared with 1895 146,937.37 Total republican saving $209,913.99 The year 1894 was wholly under the ontrol of populists, and their expendi tures were $79,783.42, an amount which was $23,024.49, in excess of the expend itures of the republicans for the year 1892, their last whole year of control. The legislature of 1893 appropriated S70.000 for public printing' for the year 1895, but under the populist manage ment that entire appropriation had been expended during- the first 6s months, by January 14, 1895, when the republicans came in, and nothing- was left to pay the cost of printing- for the remaining 5)f months of the year'1895; and to make matters still worse, there had been delivered to the populist state printer $14, 165. 9tS worth of print ing in excess of the original appropria tion of $70,000. This condition com pelled the legislature of 1895 to make a deficiency appropriation. Accordingly $64,000 was appropriated, of which, after the republican officials had paid for legislative printing, there remained undrawn from the treasury, by the re publican economical policy az-ain ado d ted when Gov. Morrill and his as sociates were inaugurated, the sum of 34,217.41. It should be particularly noted, and indeed the fact will bear emphatic re iteration, that of the total expenditure of $129,782.59 for state printing in 1895, which, excepting $1,229.93. was all paid to populists, the sum of $84, 165. 90 had been , either extended or contracted when the republicans came in, on Jan nary 14, and $14,165.83 of it in advance of any appropriation. Of the remain ing $45,616.63, the sum of $14,491.79 was lor legislative printinsr, and the differ ence between these two amounts, $31, 134.84, shows the cost of ordinary print ing under the republican policy, cover ing the last 5X months of the .year, which policy resulted, as has already been stated, in the saving of -$4,217.41, which, at the close of the year, remained . undrawn from the -treasury.-,. The year 1896 was wholly under con trol of the present administration, but tbe entire sum expended for printing wa4M,9Mt53, an amount less by $14, 783, 89 thaw that expended by the popu lists in 1894, their only full year of control- The table speaks for itself, and is a clear demonstration of the reckless and extravagant expenditures of public moneys by the populists when allowed full swinjr. and is equally con vincing that, under republican man agement, the interests of the citiaens and taxpayers are carefully guarded. It is also well known to the public. -1 j- r- i 1 'i ae 3 jJ e 52 -a tV b M V ii x "u. V Ti c - v'm. G5 : S C l"Ciai-'-'t:tc i io iigc' j r. y ti ;i - OD tT fO - ,pM JrtOsEjWJOJOCO jr--i WC006iSC C lii0 a -4QD through the testimony of Mrs. Marr E. Lease and Mr. M. iiinshaw, two of the populist trustees in charge of the state charitable institutions, and through the unanimous findings of the committee, composed of republicans and populists, that investigated - the condition of those institutions, that they were in a deplorable condition under populist rule; that the nnfortu nate inmates were inhumanly treated. by being deprived of the proper quan tity and quality of food and clothing and by neglecting the sanitary condi tions surrounding them, whereby much sickness and mortality unneces sarily resulted, and this, too, in tbe face ef the fact that more money per capita was expended in their care and maintenance than has been necessary under the present republican officials. under who.se management the inmates are better clothed and fed, at less ex pense, and the sanitary condition so improved that sickness and death have been reduced to a minimum. Under the wise supervision of Gov. Morrill a new srstem of accounts and records has been devised for the man agement of tbe institutions, whereby a complete check is had upon every purchase of supplies and the disposal of the same. A complete accounting is also had of all state property, these conditions being rendered imperative by a system of monthly reports, which are closely scrutinized by the state ac countant, an officer of the governor's department. Until 1890 Kansas occupied a proud place among the American states. Her progress in all material ways had been remarkably great. Upon all moral questions her people were in the lead, and upon questions of public economy her lawmakers and states men were in line with the best thought of the country. Her credit was equal to that of any of her sister states. As the result of these condi tions, immigration was large and the influx of capital great. Heed less of the future, her' citizens expended money lavishly. Expensive municipal buildings were erected and other improvements made, which, in many instances, might have been dis pensed with or made at much less cost. Almost invariably these buildings were erected or improvements made by the aid of borrowed money. In fact, con ditions were such as to induce reckless expenditures and the contraction of debts, with but little thought of the payment that must be made In the future. The reaction from the wild speculation then prevalent came as a matter of course, as it always does in such cases. The people, burdened with debt, suffered also from crop fail ures, which increased the weight of the financial burdens they had as sumed, and, seized with a spirit of des peration, they sought to relieve them selves by legislation. They listened to the wild yet plausible vagaries of political demagogues and elect ed a populist administration to take charge of state affiirs. Men were put in public positions who were either void of ability or integrity, and the re sult was an administration inefficient and most reckless .in expenditures. Realizing the mistake they had made the people two years ago restored to power the republican party and elected E. N. Morrill governor. The result has been that state affairs have been put on a businesslike basis and admin istered in an economical manner here tofore unknown in the history of our state. Over $200,000 have been saved to the people. The evidence is so over whelming that it is to the interest of every taxpayer of Kansas to perpetu ate the present state administration, that every citizen should see that there is no doubt of his re-election on the 3d of November. UP-TO-DATE BURGLAR. Breaks into Safes wttb Machinery and Saves Time. The modern burglar is adopting-modern appliances. The jimmy bids fair to become a relic of the past before long. A recent burglary in France illustrates this fact, -says the New York Journal. A gang of ingenious cracksmen en tered a banker's office armed with a steel saw of the newest construction and a handy little gas engine. There was no need for the exercise of muscle. nor was there any necessity for a good strong wrist ot the saw as there waa at one time in the annals of famous rob beries. The little engine was started, the suw put in the proper place, and the connections made. Seating themselves serenely upon a couple of chairs near at hand, these modern burglars watched the tme and rapid work of their appli ances. The big safe might have resisted for hours the force of human hands, but the saw, impelled by the engine, it could not stand against. It promptly yielded up its contents of over $3,000 worth of gold and bonds, and in a quar ter of the time it would have taken to have committed the robbery nnder the old conditions the burglars were well out of the building with their booty. A. Shemf of Bicycle Proverbs. As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman without a skirt. A flat road maketh a cheerful coun tenance, but by a steep hill is the spirit broken. . Who can find a woman who doth cy cle with safety? For her price is far above rubies. When scorching cometh, then com eth shame, bnt with tbe slow rider is wisdom. It is better to ride alone on a "bone shaker" than, with a brawling, woman on a tandem. She that rideth with wise men shall be safe, but a companion cf scorchers shall be destroyed. It is the glory of women to conceal their ankles, bnt the honor of men ia to display their legs. A wise woman fearetb. and depart eth from crowded streets, but the foolish rideth and is confident Whoso mocketh the divided skirt reproacheth his manhood, and he that is glad at a skirt lifted by the wind shall not be unpunished. N. Y. Com mercial Advertiser. BELIEVES' IN DYNAMITE. Tynan Prophecies thn Ptorly Downfall of tbe Britlfli Empire. Nicw York, Oct 17. A special from Boulogne-snr-Mer says: P. J. Tynan is a free man. His release was uncondi tional. He will go to Paris at once and will sail for New York by the next steamer. In an interview he said: "Whatever the nature of my mission to Europe was it has been more than successful. I look for the establishment in the near future of an independent Irish republic. The object of my visit was not as attributed to it by the press. There never was an idea of a plot against the czar, and there never was any idea of dointr any injury to the queen of Great Britain, poor old lady. We Irishmen have nothing to do with things of that kind. I believe in dyna mite as a weapon of war with Great Britain. The Irish people in America proved their union in Chicago last Oc tober, when I was a delegate to the convention there, by es tablishing an Irish national al liance, a public organization for the establishment of an Irish republic Tbe object of the alliance is plainly stated, and it means to attain that ob ject, it is equally plainly stated, by force. I include dynamite and every other method of warfare in force, just as the United States government in cludes the Zalinski gun. CONTROL MACHINISTS, TOO. Typographical Union Amvidm Jorladlctloa Over Kepali-s of Linotypes. Colorado Springs, Col., Oct. 17. By yesterday's action the International Typographical union, now-in conven tion in this city, assumed the entire control over the linotype machines, and said in substance that no one shall be employed on these machines, either as operator or machinist, unless he is a member of the typographical union. The work of repairing- and taking care of type-setting machines will now be done by the printers who are members of the typographical union. Thou sands of printers were thrown out of employment by the introduction of the type-setting machines several years ago, and the action taken by the inter national union is aimed to create a field of work for as many of these aa possible. A number of minor amend ments to the constitution were made. ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S REPORT. Qen. Rucrtrles Comments on the Enlistments mini favors Underground Wires. Washington, Oct. 17. Adju-Gen. Rucgles in his annual report to the secretary of war states that ' the num ber of enlistments and re-enlistments luring the past year was 8,493; 82 oer cent, being natives and the remain- ier naturalized citizens. The aptitude ind interest of the students under mil itary instruction at military colleges was generally satisfactory. Attention is called to the fact that the great storm of September 20 last isolated the capital from the conn try at larje, and it is pointed out that in times of great excitement the seat of government might be thus cut off by evil-minded persons, wherefore the ne cessity of laying wires under ground ia suggested. REVIEW OF TRADE; The Excess of merchandise Exports Ovei Imports Insures Better Business in the Kesr future. New York, Oct. 17. E. G. Dun & Co. 's Weekly Review of Trade says: The one commercial change -which more than any other insure better business in the near future is the excess of merchandise ex ports over imports. Continued shipments of gold from Europe, not including -l,0J.K0 from Australia, now amounts to & 9.2 0.-.00 since the movement began, of which 2.M.(KK) has already arrived and have not been arrested by measures taken by the great European banks. The heavy movement ox grain i the corner stone After an increase of 45.9l,675 in ex ports of bread-ituffs in September, there have been shipped the past week from Atlantio ports alone 2.134.774 bushels.flour included, and 4,203.84.-1 in two weeks of October, against 3.MU.- 271 bushels last year. A more important fact Is that all available grain freights have been engaged for months ahead here and on the Pa clno coast. Failures for the week have been 338 in the United States, against 263 last year, and 40 in Canada, against 4 last year. - THE CUBAN WAR. President Cleveland 1-ally Appreciates the Gravity of the Situation. New York, Oct. 17. A Herald spe cial from Washington says: High offi cials of the administration agree that if the Spanish government does not sncceed in crushing the Cuban insur rection by the first of the year it will be the duty of the United States, inde pendently or in conjunction with the other powers, to intervene and stop the war. A member of the cabinet said yesterday that the president fully appreciated the gravity of the situa tion in Cnba and the responsibility im posed on tbe United States, on which would devolve the power of deciding whether tbe war should be stopped in the interests of humanitv. - FIRE QUENCHED BY WINE. Novel bnt Effective Method of Partly Sav ins; a Gnat Store Honse. Santa Rosa. Cal., Oct. 17. Wednes day night fire broke out ia the second story of Korbel's great winery at Kor bel's station and soon worked into the third story, causing the i oof -to fall in. One of the large presses was destroyed and about 150,000 gallons of new wine were turned loose. Water being scarce, pumps were applied to' the wine casks and the wine was thrown on the flames with good effect. The cellar, in which were 100,000 gallons of old wioe stored ks saved. The fire ragad for three hours. Bnyiaa; Hempsscr Spaee. Chicago, Oct. 17. Publisher William R. Hearst, of the New Tork Journal, the only silver organ in that city, has leased two pages of the Record, of this elty, till after November 3, with a view of supporting Mr. Bryan arainst all the other morning papers, which, are for McKinley. Xa Seareht by the Tares.' CovsTAXTisfopuc, Oct 17. The ess- bsisiss of the powers have sent aa identical note to the porte refusing its demand to be accorded the right of searching foreign vessels in Turkish waters f Armenians. SEPTEMBER FOREIGN TRADE. Great Increase In Exports and Imports of Aterclimndlse. Washington, Oct. 10. The Septem ber statement of the principal articles of domestic export issued by the bureau of. statistics shows as follows: Breadstuffs, $17,054,223, against $11,- 130,547 in September last year. Cotton exports during September, 1896, $18, 849,163, against $4,935,015 last year. The exports of provisions daring- the last month amounted to $13,398,828. as compared with $11,319,135 for Septem ber, 1895. The exports of domestic merchandise during September amount ed to $S3,734,332, against $57,063,808 iuriug September, 1895. The imports of merchandise dnring September last amounted to $50,835, 705. of which $36,884,038 was free of iuty. The dutiable merchandise im ported during September amounted to $34,736,757. and that free of duty, $30, 568.006. During the last nine months Lhe imports of dntiable merchandise was about $33,429,000 less than the imount for the same period last year. The gold exports for September last were $61,050, compared with $17,434,065 for September, 195. The imports of irold for September last aggregated 34,159. ISO, against $749,456 for Septem ber, 1895. The exports of silver during September last amounted to $5,534,110, tvhich is practically the same amount is was exported during September, 1895. The imports of silver during September amounted to 8741,518, and tor September, 1895, $1,731,193. RAILROAD MEN MEET. Delegates from Several States at Osawato- mie for m Social Time. Osawatomie, Kan., Oct. 16. A union meeting of representatives of five of the largest railway orders is now be ing held here. Delegates are present from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Tex as, Colorado and Nebraska. The object of the meeting is purely social and has no political significance nor industrial weight, beyond the desire of members to improve and extend their organizations. Among the prominent railway lodgemen present are P. M. Arthur, D. G. Garritson, A. F. Maier, P. H. Morrissey and T. R. Dodge. Three meetings were held yesterday, beginning with an execu tive session in the forenoon. A public reception was given the visitors in the opera house in the afternoon, and in the eveninsr another open meeting was held at which addresses were made by several prominent railroad men. AN ADDRESS ISSUED. National Civil Service Reform Iraffue Sees Itang-er In lSryans Election. New York, Oct. 16. The National Civil Service Reform league sent out last night a lengthy address to the voters of the United States. It calls attention to the clauses of the demo cratic platform relating to the civil service, and then proceeds to deny the chief allegations therein. , Continuing the address says: The platform and declarations of Mr. Bryan In his letter indicate that there will be a com plete partisan reconstruction of the civil serv ice, with the restoration of the spoils system. The merit system the product of a generation of progress will. If the principle of the Chicago platform be enforced. be destroyed at a single blow; the business of the government will be thrown back into chaos; the cost of its maintenance will be in creased by many millions, and the "spoils sys tem." one of the greatest perils which has menaced our government since the civil war, will again threaten the integrity and perma nency of our institutions. THE POPE DISPLEASED. Archbishop Ireland's Attitude Regaifline; the Chicago Platform Disproved mt Rome. LfOnnoiT. Oct. 16. The Daily News publishes the following dispatch from Rome: The Vatican disapproves of Archbishop Ireland's letter because it openly mixes religion and politics, which the Vatican desires to keep separate in the United States. The letter will displease the eastern and southern Irish Bryan Catholics. It is probable that instructions will be sent to Mgr. Martinelli concerning the at titude of the Catholic clergy. Union Printers Elect Officers. Colorado Springs, CoL. Oct. 16. The International Typographical union re-elected W. H. Prescott, of To ronto, Ont, president, and John W. B ram wood, secretary and treasurer. J. W. Cline, of Kansas City, was chosen one of the trustees of the Childs-Drexel home in this city. The most important work of the convention was the pas sage of a nine-hour day law. defeating the eight-hour day proposition. The convention voted $3,500 to prosecute the boycott against a Kansas City 'pub lishing house. Six Children Burned to Death. New Whatcom, Wash., Oct. 16. The honse of J. S. Miller, a farmer living fonr miles north of Linden, was de stroyed by fire and six children were burned to death. Another child and a man named Frank Boise were serious ly burned. Miller and his wife were away from home, having gone to New Whatcom to participate in a populist parade, leaving their children at home in care of Boise, who wan "visiting them. The origin of the fire is un known. Popnllsta Boson Kolb. Birmingham, Ala, Oct 16. Some of the populists are angry at Reuben F. Kolb for his support of Sewall, and have passed resolutions removing him from the state committee. The places of Kolb and Bowman in the state com mittee .were filled by the election of Congressman M. W. Howard and Ju lius Davidson. Do store Silver Deanoermtle Bmllettns. Chicago, Oct. 16. No more bulletins will be given oat at silver democratic headquarters. The. press bureau has decided toJ disconttmne-lrreprihg"-the class of matter it has been riving- ont The- only explanation given for clos ing the bureau is that the newspapers do not print it. Doewst for Prst Half of October. Washihgtoh, Oct. 16. The first half of October shows a deficit of $5,739,373 and for the fiscal year to date $30,934. 009. The total receipts for the fiscal year to date have been $91,575,670 and the expenditures hare aggregated $125, 679,59a ALL PLEAD . GUILTY. b the -Mystic Hen Fnad Gives Vsrloas Sentences. SpKiJiGFIKLD, Ma, Oct. 19. After a trial lasting two days in the federal conrt, in the case of James T. Swarts, alias O. R. Bell, the noted confidence man, the defendant walked into conrt Saturday and withdrew ois plea of not guilty and entered a plea of guilty. His partners in the famous "mystic members game, Hobson, Wells, Ale Ginnis and Robbins, also pleaded guilty. Bell, the leader of the gang, was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary and fined $1,000. McGin nis and Wells received the same sen tence, while Hobson and Robbins were fined $1,000 and sent to jail for six months. Swartz, under the name of Bell, swindled 100 farmers and others in southwest Missouri and Kansas out of thousands of dollars by organizing a peculiar society, which he called the American Knights of Mystic Mem bers. Swartz would deliver a lecture and pretend he waa a personal representative of the treasury department, and his dnty was to distribute money secretly among the people. He pretended that members of the order would receive ten times the amount of money paid for initiation. The fee to join was fixed at $350, and members who paid in this sum would receive $2,500. His oily tongue deceived many ignorant people, and it is estimated that Bell and his confederates made $40,000 by the game. HANNA'S FLAG DAY IDEA. October 31 SuCTrested for m General Display by All Republicans. Chicago, Oct. 19. Chairman Hanna, of the republican national committee, suggests that on Saturday, October 31, "all who intend to vote on November 3 for the preservation of our national honor, for sound money and the ad vancement of our people's interest and general prosperity display the national colors at their homes, in order that voters whose hearts are for their country may be strengthened in their purpose and those who are nndertermined may the more patriotically and intelligently conclude how best to perform their duty as citizens." MASQNTc HOME DAMAGED. Flames Do 51,000 Injury to the Edifice Re cently Dedicated at Wichita. Wicuita, Kan., Oct. 19. Early Sun day morning a fire broke out in tbe Kansas Masonic home, the majrnificent stone building recently dedicated here, and despite the efforts of the entire fire department considerable damage was done. The handsome reception room, with its rich furnishings, which were the gift of the masonic bodies of Win field, was gutted and other rooms were badly damaged. An aged inmate was saved by a fireman, who carried him down the fire escape. The loss, over $1,000, is fully covered by insurance. Was It an Accident? New Yobk, Oct. 1ft Walter Louis Lenau, who married the widow of CoL John A. Cockerill, shot himself yester day at his home at Englewood, N. J. According to Mrs. Lenau the shooting was unintentional. Mr. Lenau has made no statement regarding the affair. The surgeons in attendance held out little encouragement for his recovery. The couple were married last June, only two months after Col. Cockerill's death. She is 40 and he is War Department Estimates. Washingtojt, Oct. 19. Secretary La mont will to-day transmit estimates of appropriations required by the war de partment for the next fiscal year. The aggregate is $52,875,633. Tbe estimate for fortifications and sea coast defenses has been increased to $15,824,293, an amount, Secretary Lamont says, which will le required to continue this work at its present rate of progress. Ether's Golden Jubilee. Boston, Oct. 19. The semi-centen nial anniversary of tbe first use of ether as an anaesthetic was celebrated in tbe Massachusetts general hospital here yesterday by a noteworthy recep tion and literary exercises. The re ception took place in the lecture am phitheater, which had been restored to the appearance it bore on that occasion 50 years ago. Masked Men Terrorize a Town. Guthrie, Ok., Oct-M9. The little town of Carney, 16 miles east of here. Was held np at nine o'clock Saturday night by six masked and heavily-armed outlaws. The store of Trader Fonts was ransacked and $300 in monev taken. Fouts and his son were taken a mile from town and bound to a tree. Three posses are in pursuit of the robbers, who are headed towards this city. Went from Feast to Her Death. Asnisox, Ala., Oct. 19. Mrs. S. B. Causey, a widow, aged 72 years, com mitted suicide by hanging herself to a tree near her home, five miles west of this city. Her last single child, a daughter, was married yesterday, and rather than put herself upon her mar ried children" for support she slipped away from the wedding feast and took her life. Twenty- Persons Drowned. Lisbox, Oct. 19. The Portuguese bark Venus, Capt. Pinto, hailing from this port, which sailed from Cardiff on October 1 for Lisbon, foundered in a gale on October 0 off Skermer island. Twenty persons were - drowned. The Venus waa a bark of 647 tons register, and was built in 1863 at Liverpool. Her owners were Rodrigues A Roza. To tim Hanrwi f or AlisalL Abdmom, L T Oct. 19. Unless President Cleveland interferes in.'-his rbehalfr'Chsrtee "alohDson, a negro con victed of criminal assault, will pay the penalty for his crime on the gallows. This will be the first legal banging- in the Indian territory nnder full juris diction. - - ! Bcsrjr gassy tm Chsras-o. Chicago,' Oct., 19. A heavy wet snow fell " in - Chicago- for about two hours Saturday. This breaks all rec ords as far as an early snowstorm is eonceiued, the' nearest to it being the storm of October SO, of last year. DEED OF A MANIAC. aha Zmhoden Mnrden TTt rister, Us Brother and aa Old Man. ' OsTKKVlLI-K, Ma, Oct 16. A triple vagedy occurred in . this county Wednesday on Logan's creek, near Ellington, formerly Barn esville. John mboden, with an u, brained his si :er, about 15 years of aire; his elder brother, who was sick in bed, and a rery old man named Jacob Wilhelm. rhe girl and Wilhelm were killed in Che yard. He then entered the house nd killed his brother. Two younger iisters escaped to their father, who was at work in a corn field. They then went to a neighbor and trave the alarm, fearing to return to the house. When the citizens and constable col lected and' returned Imboden was in the yard, where two of his victims lay. with the bloody ax in his hand. The officer had to threaten to shoot him before he would surrender. Two months ago Imboden lost his wife and. two daughters suddenly and it is sup posed that, together with a hard spell sf sickness, has deranged his mind. He was a prominent- citizen. Excite ment is very high. LIQUOR IS A NECESSITY. 3o Think Members of the National Re tail Liquor Dealers Association. Cleveland, O., Oct. 16. T;ie Na tional Retail Liquor Dealers associa tion adopted resolutions on various subjects yesterday. One declared the use of spirituous liquors, to be a ne cessity rather than a luxury, and de nounced illegal traffic in them and their sale in places where youth is de bauched. Another pledged the efforts Df the association to defeat a bill which, it is reported, will be introduced in the next congress. This bill, it is reported, adds 50 per cent, to the pres ent tax on beer, which the association designates as the national beverage. Resolutions expressing disapproval of high license laws were adopted on the ground that such measures did not give sufficient protection to dealers. WATSON STILL BITTER. Cnable to speak In Kansas, Ho Writes a Letter to His Followers. Topkka, Kan., Oct. 16. The follow ing telegram was delivered to Abe Stein berger, secretary of the middle-of- the-road state committee, yesterday: Thompson. Ga., Oct. It ulcerated throat will prevent my keeping appointments. X rreatly regret this. The middle-of-the-road populists all over the union have my sympathy and admiration. They have been bold out and their p-irty made a foot-mat for democratic politicians to wipe their feet on under the hypocritical pretense of pa triotism. The fusionists have abandoned prin ciple and erone into a mad scramble for the pie counter. If Bryan is defeated it will be the fault of the traitors in his party and ours, who have Ignored the St. Louis compromise and tried to force the populist vote for Sewall. the bondholder, national banker, corporation pluto crat and gold-clause millionaire. THOMAS E. WATSOrC. WORLD'S FAIR REPORT. Committee in Session In Chicairo to Perfect Reports to Con-rrens. Washington, Oct. 16. President Palmer, of the world's fair commis sion, and his associates on the commit- tee on final reports assembled here yes terday for a session of several days. during which reports to the president and to congress will be perfected. These reports will present a complete re view of the accomplishments of the ex position. The report of the board ot awards will make about 3s volumes oi 800 pases each; that of the director general ten volumes; that of the presi dent and secretary two volumes, while the extent of tbe report of the ladies board is not yet determined. MURDERED A CRIPPLE. Dr. C. G. Lnrkv-ood shot by a Cowardly- Enemy Aeatr llnrdett. Ho, Adrian. Mo., Oct. 16. Last evening Dr. C G. Lock wood, living at Burdett, eight miles westof this place, was shot by an unknown person from behind a hedge within a short distance of hi home. The report of the gun and hi cries brought nis wife to his rescue. The assassin had fled. Upon examina tion it was found that nine buckshot had deeply penetrated his left side and back. His condition is considered crit ical from the fact that about foni months ajro he met wtb an accident which caused him to have his right foot amputated. THE APPLE CROP. Government Report says Blnch Dmugl Was Done by Eastern torm. Washington, Oct. 16. The October fruit report of the agricultural depart ment shows a heavy apple crop and an especially fine quality in the northern tier of states. Prices are extremely low. This is particularly the case in Michigan, where the markets arc glutted. The disastrous storm of the last week in September did much dam age to fruit alonsr the Atlantic coast. The loss was particularly heavy in parts of Pennsylvania and Iiew fork, t-ome complaint of the (Iropp'n; of iruit comes from the middle west. A SALOON LOOTED. Bandits Kilt a Rartender, Killo m Vsaa Drawer and Kscape. Galkica. I1L, O-t. IHl At 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon two men entered Chris Bauer's raloon in tbu city and ordered the inmates to hold up their hands. Joseph Bauer, who was in Charge, was fatally i-hot. The robbers rifled the cash orawer and then beat a retreat, exchansr in a fusillade with a posse. They crossed the river from the business district in a skiff, and. overtaking a grocer's delivery wagon. threw the driver from his beat and escaped to the country in the veh'cio. Sheriff Parker and a large posse are in pursuit. Thieves Get m Larse Sana. Kiv Vokk. Oct. 16. John Norri came to this city yesterday with $SU.- 000. He left Taunton, Mass., on Toes day morn-n- and - took rasa?e on Tuesday ' night at ' Fall River on s steamer of that linn which left that port that nisrbt. Mr. N orris met as the boat two well-dressed, plaBsibist fellows who were good talkers and ap parently well to do. - When the boa moored at her wharf Mr. Korris and his two friends started ont together. Where they went Mr. Norris bad bnt complicated recollection. When he came to his senses yesterday his S2Q.0M frone.