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rA ) mui im Tj il 1 r Hi f Xr' VV 10 CENTS A WEEK, NIGHT EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS. THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 26, 189i. TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. KB I IFfP HP5? VflRff LIliL. lyE'iif lUiaii. How the Joint Keepers of To pe ka Pay lor Protection. Chief of Police Lindsey and Captain Gish Involved. TiieyvBfied a B?er Club Room Keepar Repeatedly, SO IT IS STATED In aKemarkablB AflHavit Filed in Court Today. A Disgraceful State of Affairs in Which The Populist Police Board is Vitally Concerned. DE3IAXDS OF REMOVAL Made hy County Attorney S af ford Against The Chief of Police. and the Police Captain. Quo warranto proceedings were corn meucec in the district court this after noon to remove Chief of Police Henry C. Lindsey and Po.ice Captain Peter X. Gish from office. The charged agiiast them are highly Beusational and include extortion from the criminal element for "protection," and also for levying mjneyon the liquor joints for the Populist campaign fund. The charges are brought by County Attorney II. C. Salford, in the name of the state, but the complaining witness is joint ist John 11. 51 cV illiams, who says he was "bled to death." ilc Williams, while willing to put up for protection, and the campaign fund, ar.d incidentally provide free beer to the police force, objects to being robbed, and has turned state's evi dence. It is said that other jointists are will ing and ready to make affidavits similar to Mc Williams'. In the petition which was filed in the district court today, Cciuty Attorney SafTord says that Lindsey and Giah have refused to close tho joints or provide hira with information which would lead to their being closed. He charges them with receiving mi n;y from the jointists for protection and ia conclusion the pe tition says: "Wherefore, tha said county attorney of Shawnee county, on behalf of and in the name of the state of Kansas, prayB judgmeut that the aforesaid Henry C. Lindsey and Peter . Gish by reason of aforesaid acts, re fusal and misconduct in office, may be adjudged and declared to have for feited their offices as police officers in the city of Topeka, and that they be ousted and removed therefrom. (digued; . "II. C. Safforo." These accusations against the present Metropolitan police force are a substan tiation of what has long been currently suspected of it. That money from the joints for protection and campaign pur poses has been collected has been a mat ter of general suspicion for many months, but the work of the police ofhVera in this line has been "finw" enougn to render proof of these charges from outside sources next to impossible. It ia not unfair to presume that 51c "Williams ease is only one of many. Ia proportion to its aize the police depart ment of Topeka appears to be as rotten and corrupt as th.it of New York City, and it should undergo the same minute investigation. The police commissioners two of whom are Populists and one a Democrat, have claimed right aloag to have the utmost confidence in the.r subordinates and es pecially in Hank Lindsey and Peter Gish If they have been sincere an explana tion of how they have been so completely duped would be appreciated by the public. It is stated on good authority that this sensational charge is only the "first barrel." and that a "second barrel" can. be fired if it is necessary. The defendants are given twenty days, or until August ISth, in which to demur to the charge tgtinst them. ia , affidavit of .JIc Williams, as file :S me office of the clerk of the d:s trict court, ie one of the raciest and most sensational docuraenta ever filed in this court and read a follows, the sub-headings only being inserted by the State Joi'rsai: A Verl:bl Staiatr. Btate of Kansas, ) Shawnee County. J 8a" John IL Mc Williams, being first duly sworn according to law, on oath deposes and says: My name is John II. Mc Williams . I am 9 years of age and I was raised in Wabaunsee couuty. My people are now living in Poutiac, Illinois. On the 23rd day of August, 1 id J, I began working in the boiler shops of the Santa Fe and worked there uni.il the second lay off in May, About the ZZth day of May a brewery agut and 1 last. lie suggested to me to go into the club business. After I had decided to go into the club business I went to eee the agent who was at Collingsworth's place and made j ray arrangements with the agent tq get my beer psAjnp, beer and glasses from him. Th Agon Put, Him On. After I had made my arrangements for these things the agent asked tae if I had seen the police yet and given them up anything. I told him no, and he said I had better see the police ani give them something and bo safe. Tuis was on Saturday night. Oa Sunday I was down at '.turner hall and Chief Lindsey was there, and I told him that I was going to start up a club room next weak. He never made any answer. OItci Llntisey til lSloo-i Money. On Monday night I came up street and did some work rising up my place. Then 1 came up town and met Lindsey, chief of police, at the northwest corner of Kansas avenue and Fifth streets. I said good evening to him.. and he said good evening. 1 then handed him twenty live dollars out of eiy vest pocket, a twenty-dollar bill and a rive-dollar bill, and then I started away. He said noth ing further to me. Capt. GLh Bleed, II I rn Too. About an hour later I was at the cor ner of Third and the Avenue and Captain P. N. Gish came along. I called him and told him I wanted to see him and then gave him twenty-live dollars. As he took the money he said to me: 2sow 1 want you to run that place right; that 1 could just as well run th;it place right as wrong; not to keep a drunken crowd around and not to keep open all nitrut. On the following V eduesday my tnings j came and in the atteruoon of that day I j opened my club at tho corner of Jbourth aud Madison streets, Topeka. This; was about June 6th. lilsti GItm Him Poietars. Just as it was getting dark that even ing Gish camo into th.i place, stood around for a little and then aiked me how I was running this place anyhow. 1 told him aa a cluo room. He said: "I don't see why you fellows don't run your placed the tame way does his. If anybody gets drunk in here throw him ud in a corner, shut them uu as you would a jack-knife, and don't let them j out on the streets. 1 here are women in this town that would stay up all night to 6ee a drunk man, aud talk about it next day." lie then went out. During the time Gish was there we kept on serving beer. There was quite a crowd of patrons in tho club at this time. Joe Crandall, John Short, Charles OUman, and Brown, were among those present whom I re member. We conducted our business havinir a man sign the roll and then we sold a ticket good for si glasses of beer j for 2o cents. Glili Make Another Levy. One or two nights after the Republi can state convention P. I. Gish came around to my club room and after talk ing for awhile toos mo into the hall. Here he told me that he was collecting up some money from the boy9 for campaign purposes. I said that they were ridiug me to death. He then said that he would not bother me any more for two months. Twenty for Gish, Twenty for T-.lnd.ey. I then gave him forty dollars, twenty for himself and twenty for Lindsey. Then he went away. About two weeks after this Giah came down again and said he wanted some money. I then gave him ten dollars, rive dollars of this I bor rowed from John Short. Then he said Lindsey wanted to see me. I.lndsey Cats Another XX. Then I came up town and saw Lind sey near the livery stable he used to own. Then I gave Lindsey twenty dollars. He took the money but said nothing. The next night, or the second night after this, Gish came down to the club aud inquired who was the proprietor of the club. Thinking that perhaps he in tended to arrest some one, I said that the proprietor was sick up at the Ohio house. He said, teil him to close up Saturday night; that there was to be a big temper ance meeting held, and that the place should be kept closed for about a week; that he was going to notify the clubs that if they got into trouble it was thuir own fault; that they could lay non of the blame on him. He also said he'd be if he would go back on the Santa Fe boys who were out of work. Clo.e Ip Till the CloaiU Itoll By. I asked him how long before I could opea up. He said as boon ks the meet ing was over and the matter had smoothed over a little; that he would let me knovv when to open. Ho then went away. This was on Thursday night. That night 1 closed the place, and the next afternoon I left town. Before I left town I saw Gish and told him that my wife was sick down ia Mis souri and I was going dowa to her and might not be back in ten days. If they started up before I got back they might let Browu run. He said he thought it would be better to keep closed that long so that everything might die down. Would WarD Mini In Time. The second time Gish was at my place, when he came to collect money for cam paign purposes, he told me that if any thing came up so 1 was ia danger of arrest he would let me know. 1 paid the money to Lindsey and Gish so that I might not be molested in the running of my club. This was my idea in giving up the money. If I hal not thought I would be protected by them I would not have givn up any money. One man whose name 1 dj not know told me that he had paid money to Liud eey aud that Gish arrested hi oi. That he went to see Lindsey why be was arrested and he said that Giah ha l made the ar rest while he, Lindsey, was ia bed. Policeman Capron In It Too. After I had run my club about a week or ten days as I was about to close up my place I found Policeman Caproa there. 1 took him in and gave him some beer. After he had drank he said he would like to get some besr later ia the night, so I gave him the key ani told hiin to leave it under the door step. . I found the key there the next morn ing and some of my beer gone. The next morning 1 saw Capron again and told him I wouid leave the key un der the do jr step so that he migat get his beer nights, hs to leave the key for me in the same place in the morning. The Thirst of the "Meie." This ran on for a week, but he got to drinking so much beer that I kept the key. Then Capron came ovtir and asked me for the key and I gave it to hira and that night they drank nearly two kears of teer. The colored policeman Ilicka used to come ia my place frequently and drink beer, also a sanitary policeman. Once another policeman came with Hicks and drank a glass of beer. Signed John H. McWilliams. Subscribed to and sworn before me this 23d day of July, 1894. seal Clattdk V. WlSHART, Notary Public My commission expires October 2tth, 18'J6. Commluloitr Yount Implicated. After the informations against Chief Lindsey and Captain Gish were tiled at the district court, another jointist whose name is withheld for the present filed an information with the county attorney which implicates L. T. Yount, secretary of the board of po lice commissioners. The information charges Yount with having "collected" a rive dollar bill from him for campaign purposes. Tha Papers Served. The papers were served on Lindsey and Gish this afternoon by .Deputy Sheriff Dan Jones. Both officers were found at the police head quarters. They appeared to be taken completely by surprise. Chief Lindsey as usual did not say a word, an example which Captain Gish followed. A Great Lrgil Contest. County Atrorney Harry Safford left word at his office when he went to dinner that he wouldn't be bact again this afternoon. He took some of his law books with him, aud it is said that he is going into this case pre paratory to making one of the bitterest iegal tights of his life. Sherifl David N. Burdge deserves with Mr. Safford a large share jof whatever cro'dit is due for these police prosecu tions. Mr. Burdge has been working on this line for some time and as may be easily imagined, it is exceedingly diffi cult to get corlvicting evidence of the kiud required. MOKE TAR AND FEATHERS. Colorado Spring People Threaten Detec tives Wish Trsny' Kate. Denver, July 2. Six men have been arrested for complicity in the tarring and feathering of Adjutant General Tarsney at Colorado Springs three ia this city and three at the Springs and more ar rests are to follow. The prisoners here are John A. Regan, who was turnkey in the jail at Colorado Springs on the n'.ght the outrage was committed; his brother, Began, an ex-deputy sherijiE of Ei Paso Cuunty, and "Shorty" Allen, alias Thos. Gordon, who was one of Sheriff Rowers' army of deputies ia the Bull Hill war fare. Allen is said to be the man who point ed the gun in General Tarsney's lace at the Alamo hotel and applied the tar and feathers to his person. The three men arrested at Colorado Springs are J. J. Mullin, son of a wealthy Boston mine owner and a prominent society man, Herman Rebbeke, who was a deputy sheriff during the Cripple Creek trouble, and Eugene Kinney, one of tha hack drivers who took the party of masked men with General Tarsney to Austin Bluff. It is said Chief of Police Armstrong of this city has succeeded in unraveling the plot against Tarsney through revela tions made by ex-Deputy Sheriff Parker of El Paso county. According to his story the plot was arranged in tae ante room of the jail, and Under Sheriff Bab Mullins, leader of the Cripple Creek force of deputies, was the guiding spirit. J. J. Mullins, Parker says, furnished the money and Rebbeke bought the tar and feathers. Parker is sure the money changed hands in the presence of Turnkey Regan. Parker saw Bob Mullin, J. J. Muiliu, "Shorty" Allen, Horman Rebbeke and a deputy named Wilson get into a hack and drive toward the Alamo. It is al leged that Regan has said Sheriff Bow ers turned a prisoner, charged with mur der, out of jail to participate in the outrage. Under Sheriff Mullins went on a trip to Michigan and Wilson to Ohio, when the grand jury convened; but they have been located and it is said their capture is certain. Excitement is very high at Colorado Springs over the arrests, and the Denver detectives, Eales and Duffield, who mada them, have been threatened with similar treatment to that given General Tarsney. Their prisoners were taken away from them by Sheriff Bowers and released on bail. THE WEATHER TODAY Tha First Hat Winds Slnee Last Sep tember. The thermometer at the government observatory is only up to Us today, al though the public imagined it must have gone up to 110 and then boiled over. On the streets, however, it is much hotter. Swift & Holliday's standard thermometer indicated 101 degrees at 2:80 o'clock. The hot weather is made more un bearable by a hot wind that is blowing. The wind ia from the direction of the equator and has a downward as well as forward tendency. The hot wind is the first of its kind since Septem ber 13th last, aud is doing damage to the crops. Such winds rarely continue more thau two days, however. The corn in this community can stand j considerable drouth, as a soaking rain leu ten days ago. Keports from points in Kansas west and Bouthwest in dicate great damage to the cereal on ac count of the heat aud dry weather. Cherokers the Mole .1 oiIjm. Washington, July 26. Assistant At torney General Hall, in an opinion ap proved by Secretary Hoke Smith, holds that the Cherokee nation is the sole judge of the right of any person to citi zenship within its domain. The ruling is made in the cases of Dr. Mosej Bell, John O. Cobb and 8. H. Payne, who claim citizenship through intermarriage with Cherokee women. Alix Won. ia :. Cleveland Rack Tkack, Ohio, July 26. F.rst heat free for all trot, puree $ 2, oOJ. AKx tirst, Pixley secoud; Walter E. third. Time 2:08. Only three horses started. Second heat Alix won; Pix ley second; Walter E. third. Time 2:0S 1-4. Ali.x'a time ia the first heat 2:08 beats Maud b'a famous record oa this track. VILAS" VERY IDEAL Defends the President Against Attacks Made on Him. Sees in Ilini the "White Light of Upright Purpose." IT IS A PItlDE TO HIM. Intimate Association With That Lofty Distinguished Man, Is the Greatest Reward That Has Come to Vilas. Washington, July 26. By agreement the conference report of the tariff bill was deferred, when the senate met to day, until 2 p. m. On ' motion of Mr. Hunton, a resolution directing the secre tary of the treasury to transmit a list of claims in the hands of the ac counting officers of the government, aldo the claim3 passed upon by the court of claims requiring appropriations at this session, was adopted; aiso Mr. Allen's resolution calling on the attorney general lor copies of all correspondence with railroad officials in couuectioa with . the recent strike. The senate then considered bills on the calendar. At 2 o'clock Mr. Jones called up the conference report on the tariff bill. Mr. Vilas was iinruediately recognized but yielded to Mr. Quay who withdrew the sugar amendmeuts he offered just before adjournment yeoterdav. The Republicans, after a consultation, ; had found that they could not carry the ' free sugar amendments proposed . by Senator Ouay yesterday. It was accordingly decided that Sena tor Quay would withdraw all his amendmemts offered yesterday, but they will be renewed in a d.ifereut form by some other Republican. If the vote shows tiiat Senator Q lay's vote will Blrike out the one-eightn dixferential it will probably be cast on that side. The Re publicans do not know how the Popu- j Lsis will vote. Oa the proposition to i vote for free sugar it was found i a serious compHCdtion existed, lor tho Republican senators, Mauderson aud j Perkins were afraid that tuo proposition might go through aud be passed, as it whs understood that in case free sugar was added to the bill Senator Peifer would vote for it Tho Republi cans felt that the only proposition that would go through and which will endanger the bill is that instructing the conference to strike out the one eighth differential. This would carry by only the margin of one vote if all the Republicans, Populists and Senators Hill and lrby vote for it. The Wisconsin senator began his speech by saying that an extraordinary scene occurred on Monday last in the senate. A Democratic senator, he said, saw fit to attack the president, without prece dent, he thought, or if there was a precedent, it was one that ought to be shunned instead of followed. It was a personal assault upon the president and his character. He had hoped, he said, that the remarks of Mr. Gorman and those who joined him on that occasion would have appeared in the record be fore he (Mr. Vilas) replied. But, he went on sarcastically, he pre sumed the engagements of the Maryland senator were so pressing that he had had no time to revise them. Mr. Yilas con sidered it his duty to reply to that as sault. He would speak aa the persoual as well as the political frieud of the president. He rejoiced in the honor of Air. Cleveland's friendship. It was a pride to him. Of the rewards, few and stinted, that came to public men, one of the greatest that had come to him, was the intimate association with that lofty and distinguished man. It was his hones! testimony to his character that never at any moment in any temptation, political or personal, had he failed to see in Mr. Cleveland the pure, while light of an upright purpose. For such a man he saw lit to say some words not in defense (he needed none), but some correction of a discoloration of facta by which Mr. Cleveland had been placed in a false light before the couu try. He wauld make this statement in behalf of the truth of history. "What were the points of accusations?" fnquir ed Mr. Vilas, "in the remarkable assault to which I have alluded." Those charges were true or false, not as a matter of argument, but as a matter of fact. "With regard to coal and iron let us examine the facte," said Mr. Vilas. "And I desire to say here that I am under deep obligation to the senator from New York who never in his public career made such an able exposition of any subject as he did on Tuesday lash Winked (loriDitii Were There. He regretted, he said, that Mr. Gor man was absent from the senate cham ber. Tho first accusation, he proceeded, was that the president was opea to the charge of duplicity. That was based upon a letter in which Mr. Cleveland ex pressed the hope that iron and coal would go on the free list in the tariff bill. Second, was that the executive had by that encroached on the prerogatives of congress, and third, that the president had traduced the senate. Mr. Vilas then reviewed at length the president's position in favor of free raw material, his letter of and other public utterances up to his message to congress at the opening of the present session. Constantly, Mr. Vilas declared, Mr. Clevelaud had insisted up this prin ciple. It was everywhere proclaimed by his supporters to be the first step in the enfranchi Jement of labor from the thruldjm of unjust taxation. Could it be possible, he asked,that any one supposed he had abandoned the principle that lay at the base of any scheme of tariff re form? No Proof of Chanirs of Heart. What was lh3 proof adduced ia sup port of this allegation and change of heart? Mr. German himself had no per gonal testimony to offer. He called on Mr. Vest who offered conversation hearsay testimony that would have been excluded in any court of justice. He had no personal testimony. The distin guished senator from Arkansas whose labor in behalf of this bill had earned so much respect fiom hi3 colleagues, testi fied that he had personally talked with the president about the senate bill. Did Mr. Jones claim that all the do tails of the bill had been laid before Mr. Cleveland? Necessarily not. Only the general principles on which th amend ments were made. With regard to those two amendments upon which the specifications of Mr. Gorman's charges had been founded, the testimony of Mr. Jones was clear that the president, whenever coal and iron were mentioned, expressed the hope that they would go on the free list Was there any one desirous of doing open and free justice to the president, who, after reading 31r. Jones' own state ment, would not say that Mr. Cleveland had never faltered in his urgent demand for free coal and iron ore. The president knew, too, each house would have a voice and therefore not with duplicity but with openness and boldness that always characterized him, Mr. Cleveland expressed to the chairman of the ways and means committee the hope that the result he desired should be accomplished in conference. Vila, to AVlthdraw III Motion. Washington, July 2G. Senator Vilas has asked leave to withdraw his motion to instruct the senate conferrees to re cede from the duty of one-eighth on re liued sugar. 'IlATIIEIl HOT IN JAIL" Ieb Says lie lias Still the Slight to Talk. Chicago, July 26. At a meet ing of the A. R. L. today, President Debs violently assailed the prosecution in the contempt proceed ings. Towards the close of his speech he said: "I am under iudictment all the way from Sau Francisco to Pennsylva nia and from St Paul to New Orleans, but I have not forfeited my right to free speech, and if Judge Woods yes terday enunciated the law I would rather rot in jail than be a free man. If I alone were concerned in this matter, I would permit no defease to be made in my behalf." RECALLS HER MINISTER. Japan Iteplaces Her Minister at Wash ington by Another. Tokio, Japan, July 26. Gozo Tateno, Japuuese minister to Washington, has been recalled to Japan, and Mr. Kukino, aa experienced diplomat, has been ap pointed to succeed him. The change is made on account of dissatisfaction at the manner ia which Minister Tateno lias couducted the negotiations with the Washington government looking to tho modification of the extra territorial treaties. While M. Tateno received his formal recall within the last forty-eight hours, he was notified about three months ago, and before the Corean difficulty arose, that his term had expired, aud that ho would soon receive notice of his recall, so the Corean difficulty could have noth ing to do with it. M. Tateno has served in Washington nearly four year3 and his relations with our government have been moatcordial. He is not, it is stated, detached from tho Japanese diplomatic service, but will re turn to Japan bearing the rank of envoy extraordinary. UP II A 31 FOR GOVERNOR. Wisconsin Republicans 51 nice a Choice on the first Itnllot Toilay. Milwaukee, July 20. Major W. II. Upham of Wood county, was nominated for governor this morning by the Repub lican state convention on the first ballot of the day and the seventh of the con vention. The delegates assembled at 11 o'clock and no time was lost in resuming the struggle over the gubernatorial nom ination interrupted by last eveniug's ad journment During the night the strength of sev eral of the candidates whose chances were deemed but slight had erystalized for Upham. The ballot resulted: Up ham 210; Haugen 99; Scofield 17; Black stock 9; .Ividd 3. Upham's nomination was made unanimous. A committee was appointed to notify .Major Upham of his nomination, and he appeared before the convention aud made a speech of accept ance. He spoke earnestly of the demands of the country for protection of foreign in dustries and predicted a clean aud de cisive 'Republican victory in Wisconsin ia November. Judge Emil Baen3ch of Manitowoc county was nominated for lieutenant governor on the second formal ballot The bailot was: Baensch, 254; Copeland, 61; Stone 27, scattering 3. The nomina tion was made unanimous. The conven tion then took a recess until 2:30 p. m. A. R. U. CONVENTION. -4. Call Issued for One to lie Held In Chioaeo, Aogatt 2. Chicago, July 26. The directors of the A. R. U. at a meeting to day issued a call for a convention of the union to be held in Chicago Thursday, August 2. President Debs and his asso ciates, who were released from custody yesterday, were in attendance. President Debs said thit the conven tion will decide whether the strike shall be continued or declared off, and that until the meeting is held no definite action will be taken. . A S3100TII SWINDLE. The United Stales Kxpress Compaay the Victim. Chicago, July 26 The United States Express company has discovered that a swindler, not yet caught, has secured some thousands of dollars of the company's money, the exact amount not being known. The man has been representing himself as a route agent, aud in pretended examination of the books" of scores of country agents has secured money orders and remittances to a large amount Fifty detectives are now looking for the swindler, but aa yet no clue as to hia identity has been found. REHTS AfID EVICT! uu Pullman Employes Think Evic tions are Being Piannti!. The Strikers Can Hold Out Six Years This Way. WILL THE TK00PS (JO Mayor Hopkins Wants tho I i litia Withdrawn. The Company Would bo Oblir to Give Up Then. Chicago, July 26. The Daily Mcm Pullman special Bays: There aro two principal questions. One i-s, will 0i militia be withdrawn? As to this Pull man officials would like to know. Tin other uncertainty is the one disturbing the strikers, the courso of the company regarding rents and evictions. As long as the employes are HuHVr- I to live iu their homes, rent unpaid aw 1 have food supplied daily by tho ri n f committee, they are prepared to k i i up the contest, as they say, for six yearn, but as the light has becomo aj .u j' .'y one to the finish there seems ground f r the rumor that the company will c 1 down the plant, with a view to reorgan izing the force next January or M.ireh, aud begin a wholesale eviction. "The withdrawal of the soldiers won! i be hailed as an important event by tl.t strikers. From their standpoint it Mn) 1 mean that the company Would bnoblii.-" 1 to abandon all hoprt of getting sui'i cient force to open tho worns. The theory that the troops were to bo withdrawn was given out by Mayor Hop kins' visit to Pullman lant i.i;ri't and hia conference with tho un cials. The mayor expressed hinii'-if as unwilling that the militia uhould i-' y at an expense of .f 9,400 a day. Thu pol icy to be pursued by tl company will probably be determined tin at the c.nniiif,' regular ann ual meeting of dir.o-t-T- :.. 1 stockholders. Today a conference between Mayor Hopkins and Vice President Wickn i.t tho Pullman company will be h M in Chicago, and the subject of the with drawal of the militia will bo diai-us'd. If the Pullman works do not start up by Saturday, it is doti-.iitely stated that the troops will be withdrawn at th.it time. PULL3IAN AIUJ1TiAT IIS. - They Have Mode No IelnUe l'laoi Work Xut. Washington, July 20. Colonel roll D. Wright, the commis.iionc-r labor, whom the president has i h as chairman of the arbitration conn or led I . t - tee said today that pending rousulut with his colleagues no plans ha 1 beeu mapped out for tho work of t loll I t . 4 t body. It is expected that tbe three c .. o 1 1-4- Bioners will hold a meeting withi week, but so far, the place of hold the sessions has not beeu selected. 1 very probable, however, that thu t meeting will be held at Rui7.il o, t point being considered the inostcmiv t 1 1 ii-tt hat e-i - i r -. ient to the homes of the commission IT WAS 106 AT DOIMiE ('IT V I'nhearahly Hot All Over tiie Sum liailly lnitiitKrert. Kansas Citv, Mo., July 2ti. For past three days intense be.it has pr em t!i.j vail - crop iiu io.! -r ye, 4. i thi v . . ed all over this section. No ram fallen for two weeks, and the corn in some places has beou ruined and less rain falls very soon, the remai will shrivel up. The thermometer at Dodge City terday was 100 in the shade, and i city at 1:!;0 p. in. !1(5 was registered, nal Service Oflicer Connors believe i ti.fi od.1V. mercury will pass tho 100 mark t The damage to corn in western Kan believed to be incalculable. FIRST SUIT FOR I)A1 A(J US. ATtit Case Ilrought Against Chicago on Account of tho Strike. Chicago. July 20. Tho first suit of t:. many that are to brought agui'i.-t the city or Chicago Ly Hie rauroan ir damages incurred during tho strike wm filed by the Louisville, Sew Albany i Chicago road today. The suit will Hero as a teat case and is for $." damape to a freight car. Curiluer Companies omliDcl. New York, July 2'!. It is reported that the United States Cordage ioiipauy has practically absorbed the l'enr- i Cordage company, aud all that has to ! i done to complete the deal is to pas thu title. The cordae-o company will, it n said, take possession of tho lV.tr.-ou works August 1st The purchas-3 pric is said to be $ 1,000,000. C'iV:l Kfrvlcn Ktauiln Hiir. Washington, July 2(5. The civil -r-vice commission is making preparation for the examinations of persons i;t,:i, ma ted by the secretary of the inferior I ,r assistant teacherships in the Indian i- r vice. An examination will be h ' 1 . August a at Arkansas City, Ka. 1'nnillinf to ;ive I'p Hie l un. Washington, July 20. I2x-(;o. t rn r Wm. 1. Kellogg of Louisiana has writ:? a the sugar trust investigating coi:i:nitter from Toronto that he has no infortii.ttH that would throw light upon the subj :'- the committees is pursuing, ut. I he in unwilling to break up hia summer v;n t tion to come to Washington. Another t"Ht l'es Ilepttt Uurnixl. lrr.Bt.o. Colo.. Julv 2'5. The Snta J '- depot at Nepesta, thirty-five mi4 v.-tt of I. a Junta, was burned early today, it is believed this fire and that whu-a de stroyed the L.a Jutita dopot yesterday morning, were of indendiary origin. Anti-Anarchy Mill Paius, July 26. in tha chamltr it deputies today, the governtnei.t'd a-:ti; anarchv bill was adopted by a W . s. 21 to icu.