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10 CENTS A WEEK. NIGHT EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 30, 1894. TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. ALL DARK AHEAD. Th Great IUi 1 way Strike Looks Worse To Jar- Jfot Paralleled Since 1877 Say Ha i I way M a n aje rs. Hock Island is Now Tied Up at Chicago. STOP AT ALL CENTERS. Trains Can't Move at Big Rail road Poiuts. Chicago,Cincinnati, Kansas City aud ibt. Louis Involved. ON SANTA FE LINES. Twelve Hundred Freight Cars at Argentine. Eight Hundred of These Cars Are Loaded. The strike situation on the Santa Fe is Still bounded by uncertainty. Both sides are so confident of victory that it is really hard to teil which has the best of the balance. General Manager Frey says that three trains left La Junta last evening, and all carried Pullman cars. One went east, one south and one west The south bound train got as far as Trinidad and was there (seized by the striking members of the A. R. U. and the engineer ceased oil his engine and up town. The train was still at Trinidad at 11 o'clock today. Situmioa in lvnii. In .Kansas the situation is little changed. No yard work is being done at Emporia and freight traffic is sus pended on the eastern division. Some perishable freight is being handled as express and is being shipped in baggage cars. The local freights are all running as usual. Passenger train No. 2 came in on time this morning at 5:1U and carried her regulation Pulimau. Hlie c.tme trom the Colorado division. A short No. 8 also came in from Dodge City, but it carried no Pullman. No. 5 arrived from ( Kansas City again today at 11:30 on time and brought her regulation tiiree Pullmans. No. 4, which is due here at 2:30 is annulled again today for the fourth day in succes sion No. t is expected to arrive in To peka on time this afternoon at 5 o'clock and will carry three Pullmans. All this dues uot look as though the strike was succeeding in this part of Kansas. A Sea of Fullmint. At the bame time it is Baid that the strikers are carrying out a wall laid plan to get all the Pullmans on the road out to La Junta, where they can "take care of them." An immense area of side tracks belong to the road at La Junta, called the "sand pit." Into this all the Pullman cars from the east and west have been run. until there are now scores of them there in charge of the strikers. The longer the strike continues, the more cars there will be at Lt Junta, say the strikers. If the railroad managers continue to seud Pullman cars westward. La Junta may yet present the pic turesque feature of ava,t ocean of Pull man palace cars. After the cars all get out there, of course, the road will have no more to run either west or east. This Btory is given to the Journal, and is re peated here for what it is worth. At Ktnporia. At Emporia Conductor Henry Rice and Brakemen Jas. lioweo and Frank Tipton were discharged for refusing to take the place of men who had struck. Ice is an O. li. C. (Order Railroad Conductors) man and tue other two belong to the IS. It. T. (Brotherhood Railway Trainmen). None of them are members of the A. R. U. This, the A. it. U. men say, is a di rect 6tab by the company at the'meinbers of all railway labor organizations. Neith er the O. R C. nor the B. li. T. are hav ing trouble with the company and the union men expect this will precipitate war between the company and these two organizations. If the O. R C. and the B. R. T. do not hold out for the reinstatement of these men. the sympathizers in them will pull away and join the A. It. U. as a means of righting their wrongs with the company. This is the A. R. U. story, and on the strength of the supposition that the O. R. C. and the B. R T. will allow themselves to be "cowed into submission" to the compa ny, tho A. lt U. hopes to gain many new members and additional strength. If the A. R U. idea in this worsts itself out the result will bo a war among rail way organizations that will be fatal to some of them, and strength giving to the A. li. U. In case it occurs a war will begin between the A. R. U. and the road, that will be a fierce one. A. K. U. UroW.n; Rapidly. The local union of the A. li. U. claims to be growing rapidly. And a big kihss meeting of railroad men has been called under its auspices and will meet at the new L O. O. F. hall at 7o4 Kansas avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. As at the meeting of Wednesday even ing only known railroad men will be ad mitted. Speakers will be present from out of the city, among whom will be James Bruce, presiientof the local union at Emporia, James Matheny and N. il. Ilenshaw. At this meeting the lodge ex pects to take in a large number of new members. With this new strength it is hinted that if new developments tend to invite it the shop employes in this city will refuse to go to work on Monday morning. This is only a rumor, however, aud at noon todav could not be confirmed rior denied. The loaders of the local A. U. were asked aiout it, but would say nothing either way. It is certain that the shopmen are, .joining the order in large numbers and that the feeling among them is strongly with the strikers. Tea Thou-inil Men Oat. The local managers of the A. R, U. in Topeka say that the report sent out from Chicago by telegraph to the effect that over 17,000 A. R. U. men were out in the strike is based on a very small estimate. Said one of them this morning: "I know that fully yO per cent of the order is out, and the national membership now amounts to over 90.000. There must be more than 10,000 out on the Santa Fe." Mr. Frey's estimate is entirely differ ent, however. "We have not over 3,00.) men out at this time," he s-aid today, "and I consider that a very large estimate. If one fireman holds an entire train it. is not a fact the entire train crew of six or eight is striking, there are a considerable number of men not working, but uot nearly all of them are striking." Work HMamod at Arkantu City It is announced from the general man ager's office that the yard work has been resumed at Arkansas City, aud that the twenty A. R. U. switchmen there have left the union. An order has been received at the gen eral manager's office that is addressed to the members of the O. li. C. of the Santa Fe system. It is signed by I. O. Wilkin Bon, chairman of the general committee, setting forth that the order has no griev ance with the Santa Fe and advising them to keep at work. This of course would not affect the individual actions of O. R. G, men who also belong to the A. Ii. IT. A similiar bulletin has been issued to the Order of Telegraphers by their Grand Chief W. V. Powell. looks on ir hopehlly. Receiver Wilton Thinks the Santa, Fe Witt 1S All IligUt Soon. Receiver J. C. Wilson of the Santa Fe, arrived from Chicago shortly before noon today. He too a hacK at the de pot and was driven rapidly to his office where he stopped a moment before go ing to his residence. He was seen by a Journal, reporter soon after dinner and expressed himself ad confident that the strike would reach an end favorable to the company within a day or two. 'The Pullman strike has been lost sight of in the general desire to strike," he said, "and a good many of the men are not sure just what they are striking about. "It is simply sympathetic now, and when the men tind it out they will go to work again. Nothing is hiudered much but the freight trains. The Pullmans are going through as usual. I under stand that the A. R U. is growing here, but I don't think it will accomplish any thing. I think it will be over so n.' mobs ax m l i: iklak'u. Uncouple Rock I'lsud Tr;tlai as Fast as They are Coupled. Chicago, June 33. The tie-up of the R.jck Inland is almost complete at the Cuicago end today. The switchmen, switch tenders and tower men wenL out almost to a man, over four hundred slop ping at 7 o'ciock a. m. Out) of the swiichmen at Englewood threw his ; switcii and locked u, leaving the yards just before the heitvy Omaha train ar rived. The train was brought to a j standstill in time to avoid a wreck and I after a delay the switches were set and 1 the train pulled into the depot, carrying its Pullmans. At Blue Island, a southwestern suburb several trains were stopped aud serious i trouble narrowly averted. Crowds of I strikers swarmed through the yards, un ; coupling cars aa fast as they were at i tached to the engines and interfering ; with the works in many ways. Two of the '"dummy" trains were de layed for five or six hours and the offi cials of the road were compelled to man the switches and towers. At several points in the yards police were called in to maintain order. General bupenn- tendeut Dunlap after a tour of the yards, admittea that the situation was serious. "We expect," .Mr. Dunlap said, "to have trains running smoothly in a very short time. We will put new men in the places of the strikers at once and be lieve that many of our men will go back to work shortly." POSITION OF COLORED ME V. A Faster Tells Them to Keip Aloof from the S.ria. Chicago, June 30. Mr. Caldwell of the Western passenger association in an interview is quoted as advising the col ored people uot to be too hasty in takiug the places of strikers. Mr. A. E. Wilson publisher of the Chicago Bugle and Afro-American Patriot has this to say concerning the attitude that the colored, people should take in the tight: "I can see no good reason why the colored people should be concerned in this struggle at all. But the Knights of Labor and the A. R. U. are outspoken in their antagonism to our race. While Mr. Powderly was at the head of the Knights of Labor the order was friendly to the colored race. But that friendship virtually cost him hia position. Then came Mr. Sovereign, who openly advocated that the col ored people be deported to Africa. Last week the American Railway union snubbed us by refusing to admit colored men as members. Now, I ask Mr. Cald well and any fair minded why should we be interested in this tight at all? -My advice to the colored people is that they should hold themselves aloof, as good law abiding citizeus should, seek employment in other channels, and show the Knights of Labor and the American Railway union that if they are not good enough to be members of a lawless mob, they are good enough to be loyal in their American citizenship." . AT THE CHICAGO STOCK YARDS. Oae Engine Only I Alan ne t to do Husl- Ominously Quiet. Chicago, June 30. The Union stock yards switching association succeeded in manning one engine today aud begau an attempt to handle pocking house pro ducts for railroads entering the yards which do not use Pullmans the Michi gan Central and the Lake Shore. The Rock Island announced that it would be unable to accept shipments. Tho Burlington will accept shipments next week. The t hicago & Northwest ern did not deliver any stock to con signees this moruing. No mobs were to be seen in Packing towii this morning. On the contrary, considering the serious state of affairs, matters seemed ominously quiet. NO LITTLE YELLOW TRAINS Are It tinning: On the Lake Croat at Chloaea Tod it y. Chicago, June 30. The Illinois Cet tral suburban service is completely tied up. '1 he engineers and firemen today refused to take out their engines. General Manager Egan,-of the Gen eral Managers' bureau, and General Man ager St. John of the Rock Island were in consultation today with Sheriff Gilbert at the latter's office. The result was that the sheriff soon began swearing in deputies. This action it was stated was tho result of the strike on the Rock Island. IT IS GKOtVlXO WORSE. The Situation at Kansas City Looks Illacksr Since Noon Today. Kansas City, Mo., June 30, 1 p. m. The strike situation here is growing worse for the railroads. The Santa Fd has 1,20J cars in the Argentine yards', SOU of them loaded. The switchmen are deserting their own organization in large; numbers and joining the A. R. U. All of the tiwitchmeu in Argentine are said to be A. R. U. men and the organi- I zation is considered sirong enough here ' ..li - I . ,. tT . . . Tho switchmen have received an order from the A. R. U. to strike tomorrow on all roads in this city. It is believed they will do so geueraliy. The Santa Fe discharged all of its em ployes, numbering about 40U men at Ar gentine today. The company has brought eleven firemen from St. Louis and it is hiring all the men it can get to act a9' switchmen and will attempt to resume traffic tomorrow or Monday with new men. All the switching on the Santa Fe is being done by officers and clerlrs of the road. No through trains from the west on the Santa Fe nave arrived here since Tuesday. The Mexico train ou the Santa Fe due to leave here at noon today has been abandoned. THE SAN1A FE AT DENVER. One Train With I'u lmans Attached Has Arrived There. Dister, CoL, June 30. Denver & Rio Grande trains arrived and departed this forenoon as usual with Pullman cars. The eastbound train, which arrived at Salida at 4 a. m., was delayed about an hour on account of the refusal of em ployes there to switch Pull nans. The Guif train from Texas did not ar rive this morning having beeu detained ct Trinidad by refnal of the firemen to go out unless the Pullman was detached. No trains with Pullmans have arrived over the Santa Fe. The Sauta Fe's Cali fornia train over the Colorado Midland was sent out today, but is not likely to get beyond Colorado City, where the Midland employes have joined the strike. Tho Santa Fe succeeued in starting a train east from La Junta today with two Pullman cars which had been stalled there since Wednesday. 12:,40 p. m. Superintendent Egan of the Gulf road took the place of the fire man on the Texas train which was held np at Trinidad last night aud the triu came through to Denver today with Pullman cars. DIRECTOR KERN ARRESTED. Th Billway Union OiBcial frhakas His Fist at General Htiu;r It ill i-y. St. Locis, Juno 30 Noon. Freight traffic here is almost absolutely at a standstill. Passenger trains have moved promptly' bo far, yardmasters making them up. As the strike became general the idle men began to gather in knots in the va rious yards aud discuss the situation. American Railway Union Director Geo. P. Kern passed among them and in do ing so came in contact with General Manager Ramsey of the Terminal asso ciation. A few words passed between them ending in Kern shaking his fist in Ram sey's face, whereupon he was arrested upon Ramsey's complaint, upon the charge of disturbing the peace. The Mobile & Ohio has it is under stood yielded to the strikers and will be allowed to resume service without Pull man cars. The strikers at this point now number in the neighborhood of 2,000. TIED CP THE M. & ST. I". Vice President How.ird Orders M.n to Quit at 6 f. M. Chicago, June 30. Vice President Howard, of the A. R. U., today issued an S order tying up the Milwaukee and St. i Paul road in all branches of the service at 6 o'clock this evening. An order was also issued to tie up the Big Four this afternoon. Employes of the Fort Wayne railroad began quitting work in thesuburbau dis trict today. It was impossible to run trains and the engines were run into the round house at 55ih street. One or two traius were manned by officers of the road and kept in service, but traffic was prac tically suspended. THE WORST SINCE 1877. The General Managers Association So . haracterlzss the Str.ke. Chicago, June 30. The general man agers association is in session today and issued the following statement regard ing the strike: "There is no attempt to deny the fact that the fatrike is widespread and is serious. "This embarrasses the freight traffic of the west to t;ie most serious extent of any strike siuce the Eistern labor troubles in 1S77 and 187b. The compa nies have no idea of entering into a compromise with the strikers on auy basis whatever. "The railroad companies fail to see the justice of the position taken by the A. R. U. of lighting Mr. Pullman over the head of the railroad companies, who have no control over .r. Pullman's movements, or his manufacturing busi ness. The men who aro now on strike are considered men liu have resigned their position; who are not anxious to work. "Auy men who desire employment un der the rauroad companies centering at Chicago and are competent will be given positions and will be alf jr Je J all the protection . titat lies in the pow er of the various companies, pu- lice" "of the city of Chicago, Sheriff of Cook county and state of Illi nois. . Men are now being hired in the east and brought to Chicago to take the places of those men who will not work. "It has been charged by the A. R. U. that the general managers association is importing men from Canada. This statement ' is absolutely false, The railroad companies do not pro pose .' to employ any men to take the places of the men now on strike unless such men are American cit izens and whoever we can find who wants to work, to take the place of a man who will not work, whether the substitute comes from New York or California we purpose to give him a job and see that he is protected." GRAND I V It V UCST BE DILIGENT. Judg-e Ross Telia the Grand Jury to In quire After Offenders. The following is a synopsis of the charge of Judge Ross to the grand jury in tho United States district court at Los Angeles, June 28. h: "Gentlemen of the Grand Jury: A rail road which is a link in a through line of road for the transportion of freight and passengers into another state from other states, and from that state to other states is engaged in the business of interstate commerce, aud every organization or con spiracy in restraint of such trade or com merce is by statute declared to be illegal, and all persons so combining aud con spiring are by law guilty of the com mission, of a crime. "It is also declared by the statutes of the United States that any person who shall knowingly and wilfully obstruct or retard the parage of the mail, is guilty of a crime, and will be punished, lt is further declared by the United States statute that if two or more persons con spire to commit any offenses against the United Slates, and one or more of such parties do any act to effect the object of such conspiracy, all of the par ties of the conspiracy shall be liable to a penalty of uot more than $10,000, or to imprisonment for not more than two years, or to both such fine and imprison ment, in the discretion of the courc "1 charge you, gentlemen of the jury, to forthwith diligently inquire whetaer any of the laws of the Uuited Slates to which 1 have specially called your at tention have been violated by any person or persons." THE PULLMANS BROri'ED. An Illinois Central train at Cniro Goes Ahead Without Hie Cars. Chicago, June 30. Officials of the Il linois Central railroad telegraphed its agent in Cairo at a late hour last night to cut oil the Puliman coaches from one of the night trains held there by the btrikers, aud start it at ouoe for Chicago. The reason given for this action was that a large number of belated passen gers, many of whom were .women and -r.ildrendemandod immediate transpor tation, and the train was put on wholly to relieve mo uistress. i :ie sinners on the o'-her hand insisted that it was the Aral sian of weakening. CnicAGO, June 30. The New Orleans express of the Illinois Central road tuat was blocked at Cairo for thirty-six aours, reached here today minus its Pullman ile.epe.rs. . RAILROAD SUIT. ARRESTED By Sheriff Arm -fd Lt C4lro for 1? rl i n an force Into the County. Cairo, 111., June 30. Forty-five spe cial poiicemen are guarding a triu of Pullman cars here with Winchesters. A deputy sheriff attempted to board a Pullman car to arrest one of the special detectives. The detective kictted him in the mouth, felling him to the ground. A crowd of 5,000 people swarmed the levee in the vicinity and threats of all kinds killed the air. A detaenment of police arrested the detective and took him to jail. Sheriff John Hodges has arrested Su perintendent Horace Baker, of the Illi nois Central, under a state warrant charg ing him with bringing an armed force of men into the county aud inciting a riot. Cairo, Ills., June 80, 3 p. m. The dif ferences with the Big Four and Mobile and Ohio has been adjusted by the A. li. U. committee and trains on those roads will not be interfered with. TROOPS WAN1KD IN CALIFORNIA. The Southern Pacific Wants Soldiers Sent to Oaklaud. San Francisco, June 30. General Manager Towne, of the Southern Pacific, has telegraphed to Governor Markham at Sacramento, demanding a detachment of the state militia be ordered to Oak land to preserve the peace. It is alleged that the mayor of Oakland is lukewarm in extending police protec tion, and that the trains are already sur rounded by a threatening crowd of strikers. Go Out at Colorado City. Coixraio City, Colo., June 30. All the employes of the Santa Fe in the shops here and on the Colorado Midland except conductors and engineers struck this afternoon. The Midland ia com pletely paralyzed St. Paul Me:i Quit. Chicago, June 30. The engineers and switchmen of the St. Paul road struck at 2 p. in. Enginrs and trains are bank ed up between the Union depot and Western avenue. Not a wheel is turn ing within the city. All Strike at Porblo. Pueblo, June 30 3 p. m. All switch men, firemen and shop men on the Gulf road in this city have struck, effectually tying up that road. The Ft. Wavne Stops. Chicago, 111., June 30, 3 p. m. The Fort Wayuw road has practicaily sus pended traffic, neither through nor local trains are running. SANTA F13 FREIGHT TRAFFIC. It Is Entirely Supiil-d and PerUhable I'rui. Refused. Kansas Citf, June 30. 10:30 a. m. The passenger trains on the Santa Fe from Denver and the West due last eve- lOuCiuued on ih.rii t'ago.J 0sTfr "Times" feiold. Disveb, June 3. The Evening Times was today sold by U. SV. 1 (awley to a syndicate of Republicans. The price paid was f 20o,0jO. THOMnSJ! TOP. He Has the Local Democracy at His Back. Vindication Demanded by the Ex-Postmaster. A MERRY WAR ON. The Resolutions Peppery to Higrh Decree. Civil Service Reform Given Thorough Roast. The Democratic county convention to elect delegates to the state convention next Tuesday, and the congressional convention convened in the court house at "2 o'clock this afternoon. The convention was called to order by Eugene Wolfe, chairman of the county central committee. The reading of the call was dispensed with, and Secretary Thos. Hanley read the list of delegates . reported to the county central committee. The make up of the convention ia en tirely satisfactory to that portion of the local Democracy particularly interested ia the postottice fight and the friends of Frank S. Thomas were there in a large majority. Out of the ninety -one delegates elected only four delegates got into the convention who were not entirely in sympathy with Mr. Thomas. S. B. Isenhart placed W. A. Snyder in nominatiou for temporary chairman, Lee Jones seconded the nomination and Mr. Snyder was made chairman by acclama tion. Thos. Stanley was made secretary of the convention and Lee Jones assistant secretary. Lee Jones objected because he said he had been a life long Demo crat and can't write very well. Frink Thomas said Jones was a good reader and he was elected. On motion of W. J. Rankin the chair man was authorized to appoint the usual committees, but the committee on cre dentials was dispensed with, as there are no contests. Chairman Snyder announced the ap pointment of the following committee: ! On Resolutions S. B. Isenhart, D. F. j Elliott, and John Hoveriden. . On Nominations Frank ST Thomas,, i Ed Chelson, Emmet Whipple, J. G. j Campbell, s.nd M.-W. Kernes. I Air. M. 11. Case, Dr. Eva Harding and Mrs. Pott3 were present and Lee Jones - r moved that they bo allowed twenty min utes each to addsess the convention v.rhile the committees are preparing their reports. L. A. Stebbins said he supposed the ladies would rather speak when the committee ou resolutions re ported. To this Lee Jones replied: "Wo won't have time th ?n." --rs. Case was then introduced. The following res-ilutious are to be in troduced: Resolved, By the Democratic party of Shawnee county, in convention- assem bled: First That we do hereby reaffirm our allegiance to the principles of the Dem ocratic party, ' as formulated and an nounced by the national Democratic plat form of 1892. Second vVe are opposed to i woman sulTrage, because we believe it to be sub versive of the best interest of the, whole people of the United states; that it is1 de grading to woman and wii operate" to destroy the social order, '1 bird We believe th the farce known in Kansas as prohibition is vicious and evil in all its tendencies; that the pro hibitory law is scoffed at, violat. d and ignored in every community throughout the state; that it breeds perjury and has accomplished no good whatever, that it has a natural tendency to corrupt the police court and other courts and otlicers and sacrifices justice for the purpose of collecting revenue for private gain and benefit; that it is a breeder of strife and corrupt litigation and furnishes diabolical excuse for evil disposed persons to dis honestly and corruptly punish, their enemies, and that it furnishes a con venient - way for small, malicious and unknown politicians and unknown and unemployed preachers and persons to crawl from obscurity and oblivion into a little, brief and temporary notoriety by leaving their legitimate callings and playing detective, charlatan ' and spy. We, 'therefore, demand a resub mission of the prohibitory liquor law to a vote of the people of this state. . Fourth That we favor rile immediate repeal of what is known as the' cvil service law. It is un-Democratic in - its operation, creating a monopoly of otSce holders and has beeu dishonestly used by Republican administrations to fill the departments of govern ment and the general offices with Republican subordinates and is responsible for the weakening of the government service by retaining incom petent, impartizaned employes in life positions, and thereby begetting a spirit of arrogant independence and disregard of ail responsibility, and causes a reten tion to the manifest and iutentional dis- j advantage of the party held responsible ; for the due administration of the taw, and j we heartily endorse the recent action I of the house of representatives by a vote t of 71 to 109 in relusiug further appro ( priatious for the civil service commis : sion whose principal duty it is to keep Democrats out or oLuce aud Republicans in, and we request Senator m artin to work aud vote for toe repeal of this obnoxious and undemocratic law a'ld against any appropriations for that commission. Fifth Aud we hereby favor the free and unlimited coinage of American silver j and we hereby fully endorse the action of Senator Martin in the United Spates senate on the silver question. We de nounce the demonetization of silver in 1873 by the Republican party as a most infamous crime against the people of the Uuited Stales, aiwl consider it by far the mo.it serious blow that was ever struck to American labor and the n slfare of the laboring masses of the" United States, and we hereby recommend and favor liberal legislation which will, in all respects, protect American laborers, and we hereby express our sincere sympa thy with all labor organizations in their struggle against the encrauchment of corporate avarice. Sixth We hereby again express our entire confidence in the wisdom and pa triotism of our esteemed fellow citizen. Senator John Martin, and endorse his actions in the United States senate, and we again pledge him our most loyal and united support. CAPITALIST THAYER SUES Alleges That the Trust Company ' America Has Defrauded Him. A suit for $50,000 against the Trust Company of America, formerly the Kan sas Loan and Trust company, T. B. Sweet. Geo. M. Noble and E. M. Sheldon, was filed today in the United States cir cuit court. This is one of Topeka's largest and most prosperous loan companies. It occupies the entire first floor of Governor Crawford's building, on the southwest corner of Jackson aud Fifth street. The suit is brought by R. H. Thayer, a capitalist of Buffalo, N. Y., for money advanced on loans and for interest and taxes, and also includes f 15,00 damages for what he alleges, is misrepresentation and fraud. He charges through his attorneys Quinton & Quinton, aud Overmyer & Isenhart, that he advanced 17.u0J on a loan to John F. Baxter of Dickinson county, taking a mortgage on 1440 acres of land as security, and alleges that the application upon which he made the loan was not the original one made by Baxter, but was altered for the purpose of deceiving him. He also charges tint fal&e representations were made about the financial condition of Baxter. He also made two other loans through the com pany, which be charges were also se cured through land. The petition also alleges that the com pany paid taxes and costs of foreclosure aguinst the pro perty without iufor.miug him and wheu he attempted to secure titles he was compelled to pay the com pany 12 per cent interest on all money advanced by the company. The petition attacks the reorganiza tion of tho Kansas Loan & Trust compa ny as the Trust Company of America, as done to defraud its creditors. Thayer claims that he has advanced $35.0 -0, and he abks judgment for that amount aud $75,00.) for fraud aud mis representation charged. The above is a synopsis of what is al leged in the petition, and on their face the charges appear serious. The answer to the petition by the com;aBy which has always stood high among business firms of the west,. may cast a much dif- ferent light on the matter. Mmury Iip t. I Weather Observer T. B. Jennings' j government thermometers recorded the temperature at SJ'l degrees today. At J Swift fc Holliday's the temperature was i)'J degrees. TUIIF TOPICS. Jack, 2:12, has beeu shod all round with aluminium shoos. Collingwood says, "Bottom beats speed in the long run." A. D. Ileal, prominent in horse circles at Bcllovau, O. , wu recently elected to the mayoralty of that city. Stafford, Kan., a burg of 000 souls, has formed a trotting- and pacimr associ ation and built a half milo truck. " An advertisement in a Lexington pa per offers an extensive line of gold and silver "unredeemed" horse timers for sale at low prices. There is a hackney mare In Alexander Morton's Gowanbank mud, near Glas gow, which last year produced a foal when 27 years of age. Robert Bonner ha been elected pres ident of the Scotch-Irish Society of America, which held its sixth uunuftl congress at Des I.loines recently. At Calcutta a betting man is not al lowed to lay odds until he has planked $700 with the clnb, which holds the amount until satisfied that he has paid all claims. Polo in Chicago Is now assured. Twenty ponies have arrived from In dian Territory, which, with the others already in the city, will afford satis factory selections Sir Claude de Crespigny, a noted Eng lish cross country rider, walked 44 miles the other day between breakfast and dinner time just to reduce his weight by two pounds. Horseman. Two Pictures. Eastern Brother You don't live with your family in such a hovel as this, do you? Western Farm!" Why, yes. This Is our house. EasUrn Brother What is that lare, fine looking building over yonder with all them frills on it? Western Fttrtner Oh, thet is my barn, where I keep the grain an the critters t Boston Courier. Tie Got 'Cm Bnar Coated. ''Boss, hab you got any dam confound cumfortic pills?" 44 Yes. Do you want them plain or coat ed?" ''Dunno. I want dem ones dat's white washed." He got 'em. Texas Siftings. Getting There by Degrees. Little Boy Papa, won't you pet roe a nice round stick to roll hoop with? Papa Of course. "And won't you buymo a, hoop to roll?" '"Y-o-s." ' That will bo lovely. Then you will have to buy me a bicycle so the 1 1 can kep up with the hoop." Good News. A Necessity. Judge Can't you and your husband live happily together without fighting? Mrs. Mnlcahy No, yer aimer, not hap pily. London Tit-Bits. Read the "Wants." Many of them are as interesting: as news items. See if il is not so.