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ft r i ! ? d- i .r 1 -i lis 10 CENTS A WEEK. SIGHT EDITION. TQPEKA, KANSAS. SATURDAY EVENING. AUGUST V. Which Stands For "Various Personal Accounts." " -j A Well Authenticated Story of j a Little Book Kept ly Treasurer llder ol the S.inta Fe. HIGHLY SENSATIONAL. Mr. Wilder Believes in Old Fashioned Honesty, So He Keeps Tab On Crooked Expenditures. LITTLE SAYS "WAIT' And lie Will Give Out Some thin!? to Talk About. Doubtless Refers to Hatters the Same Siif pposed to Be Covered in Mr Wilder' Book. 3IK.HEIXIIAHT RESIGNS II is Hesisrn it ion is Accepted This Morning. The New Receivers Likely to Be Eastern Men. B. Robinson is Made Acting President. The principal topic of conversation on tho streets today is the resignation of I 1 President Reintart, foreshadowed in our j dispatc ies yeslerd.iv. Mr. Reinhart's resignation was accepted today. A gentleman who keows a great deal aluu: Sa.ita Fe affairs and who is one of il.ceiver Wilson's closest friends said to a Joe UN a i. reporter to-day: "li is not ger erally known, but there v.a-i an open rupture between Mr. Wilson u:id the other receivers of the Santa Fe t.io last-time they met at St. Louis. Mr. JioCook attempted to give Mr. Wilson roi.ie pointers about what he should do, and .V r. Wilson who had become wearied of this sor: of thing lost pa tience and said, 'oee here, Mr. McCook I know as much about the inatiagemeut of the Santa Fe railway as you do, and I feel able to act. without your assistance. ' "This of course was practically a dec laration of war, aid when Judge Cald well heard atu u; it, he said Receiver Wilson did right. " Treasurer W ii ler has not been a party to the Santa Fe irregularities. He is a representative of tho old school of hon esty and integrity of which Mr. A. A. Robinson was i.lso a member". Some lime ago Mr. Wilder used to receive vouchers lor the salaries of the principal officers of the road tha; were largely i:i excels of their stated salaries. Mr. Wilder abso lutely refused to pay them until they had been s?nt back to Boston for inspection and approval. 2s ot long after Mr. Wilder was riotilL'd that the head officers of the road would be pai l in Boston without their checks passing through the Topeka otiice. Tnese checks werj. for salaries largely in excess of their regular wages and con tained . extra items such as ,"i,UJJ for president of the Arkansas Valley Town Site company and ? 10,0-0 for some oilics on the Wichita Oc Southwestern, and other sums for unices on auxiliary lines. "These expense accounts became so large that Treasurer Wilder finally kept an account of them in a book now in his oflice which is labeled 'V. P. A.' (various personal accounts). This book contains the explauatio i of nearly all of ',000, 00J of the- shortage that has not been ex plained. Mr. .Little, when he was in Topeka, spent considerable time examin ing this book, Lut that part of his report pertaining to it has not been made pub lic but v gil ' feNV dil3'- "As f-.-. Xui- &i 111,3 'rong manage ment an effort was made to get Mr. Wil der out of the treasurer's oflice. but the directors sat dwn on the plan and said: 'Mr. S.roug. we have put the entire mau aem.'iit of tlie road in your hands and we have entire confidence in you, but we cannot consent to the removal of Mr. Wilder. We have put him there and we propuso that he shall stay.' In the light of recent ever ts it appears probable, too, that Mr. Roliasuu was ousted because he was too t-crupulous." Mil. Iti:iU Vlli KEsIGNS. Tlie Santa I'm I'rldnt Hands In Hl Kl?ntitn, Wlnlcli Is Accrp'n'. Nevv Yott;, Aug. 11. J. W. Rein hart, president and one of the receiv ers of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa F? railway company, has resigned his position. On Argust 8, Mr. Reinhart, before receiving cV jeiug officially informed of the conter ts of Mr. Little's report, eent tlie following letter to the board of directors cf the Atchison company, and a similar letter was also placed in the Lands of W. II. Peckham, counsel of the Unioi Trust company, to be Wesentid lo the court; . "Oestlemes: I hereby tender my resignation as president and director of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Kailwav company, and I request that you will forward a copy of this resig nation to each of the auxiliary com panies composing the system, and that tne directors of such companies will, nlease consider sack copv as ray resig- nation as president and director of eaa of saiu companies "The recent examination or the ac- counts of the company undertaken with my yearly approval has culled attentionto certain methods of state ment which have been the subject of much adverse criticism, So far as I have seen, no imputation has been made upon my personal integrity or any suggestion that I have profited to the slightest degree by reason of the matters criticised. "Certain features of my administra tion have, however, been so generally cr.ticised that I feel, whether rightly or wrongly. I am no loader in full harmony with tho.se interested in the property. "I am satisfied that my further con tinuance as the presi lent of the com pany might be an obstacle in the way of a speedy and successful reorganiz ation of the property. 1 have no de sire to impair in any way the efforts now being- made or which may be made h-'reafter, to put the property on a sound basis for successful opera tion. "Under these circumstances it seems hardly fair that 1 should con tinue to operate the property, even though confident as I am that ultim ately my course will be found to have been to the interest of all. ' I wish to add, in justice to myself, that I am also impelled to take this course by the fact that my health has for some time been seriously im paired, and I do not feel that, even under the most favorable conditions, I ought longer to cont'mie the strain and respon-dbilitv of th? noition. "Thanking the board dencc reposed in me, I respectfully, "J. Y. for the confi remain, verjr Relnj-'-arx.' Tllo ttlf nation Accept?. The resignation of Mr. Reiuhart as president and director whs accepted to take effect September 1, or at such an earlier date as he uikv have completed the details of business requ.rittg his at- tenUoii Upon Reinhart's retirement, First Vice President 1. B. Robinson, is authorized and directed to perform tlie duties of president until a president is elected. B. l Cheney, jr., of Boston, represent ing a large stock a ad bo:.d interest in the system, was elec.p. i a director aad mem ber of the executive and finance com mittee to fiil tiie vacaueiss caused by the death of Robert Harris. WOUSi; H t.VPEtTKD. Ixirt Litlla Sny '-.Fust TVjit li:ts X'urllier I iif per ll. ' I'ntil Lis VF-W lOHK, Aui'.ll. "Just wait, Expert Little to a correspondent in lai? Reorganization cocnai'-tee's oflice last evening. "Just wait until I have exam ined tlie books in the ea.-t; then I'll give you something t j talk about.'" This was uttered as Mr. Little went over a copy of Mr. Reinhart's l.a'y reply to tiie expert accountant's pieent;neut to the Reor ganization committee, and which ho toro to pieces in tiie most ea-y manner. "I shall have to reply to Mr. Reiahart's rf ply," said he. "it makes no answer; it gives no fuels; it dals not even in gen eralities. He makes the most absurd statements, which no one can accept, and does not in any particular reply or rather answer any of the specifications I have set forth ba-,ed upon the cold figures as Shown iu tlie company's books." W hat occurred at the meeting of the reorganization committee at which Mr. Reinliart's explanation w is read, is be ginning to fide.' out. .Mr. Reiniiars re ply was laid before the committee at once, and then a statement was made by I Col. J. J. MeCooI-c, tiie t'Micr.'.l counsel t for the Atchison, Topeka ik Santa Fe , railroad company. I He said he was not an expert in uc I counting or tratac matters and had not I given special attention to th-.! details of i those departments further than to satisfy I himself that those departmen's are cou ' ducted by experienced ami capable ofli ! cials. He wished to stare most explicitly that if rebates had been paid bythecom- j any it had been done without his kuowl j edge or approval. Whatever conclusion j might btj reached by th u'eueral reor- gauization committee, whether it sus tained the position of Mr. Little or Mr. I Rhiuhart iu this matter, he wished to say ' in the mu.-t definite and explicit way that if the result of the examination should t show that the company's accounts had ! been in any respect kept in au irregular ! manner or not in c j:iij liance strictly j with best accounting methods or that the j earnings of the company had been in any respect overstated it had been done without iiis knowledge and of course without his approval. Then Mr. Baring was askel to say I something. IP; said he was not prepared ' with any written statement for the com i mittee, as he hud h id no notice of its ! wish that ho shouid aiieud the meeting i only a few minutes before his i.r. iva!. Xo i one could be more astonished than Mr Baring to riad that there existed between ; the accountant appointed by the commit tee and the company's own accountant any serious diireretices tf opinion. "lie ! thought, had any difference arisen, it woiud be on questions of pure account ing and of minor importance. Mr. Baring I himself had always received the financial ; statements rendered him by the account ing department or tae company with tiie utmost conhdeuce iu their perfect har mony. For several years he has had full con fidence iu Mr. Reiuhart" and taid be should hesitate to Witlmraw ttat confi dence until something serious was con clusively proved against Mr. Reinhart's methods. For himself, having ceased to res.de in this country u ar.ur the past three years, and payiag only fleeting an nual visits here, he had during those vis its always endeavored to satisfy himself as to the real position of the company, but he was as little acquainted with the details of the account ia" syt-tem of the books keut a: Topeka and ei.-e .vhere as with the traiSc arrangements under which the president worked his road from the cet;ter of Chicago. Oa all points he was in entire agreement with CoL McCook, whose statcmtiit he hud heard with pleasure. Mr. Baring re gretted that he could give the committee so little information, but said he was most willing and anxious to answer any questions members of the committee wished to put to him if by so doing he could help forward the reorganization of the company, a matter of much interest to all present. All these statements, written and ver bal, made Egbert Little laugh when he got the opportunity to read them over carefully after the meeting. Briefly, Mr. Little says the Reiuhart crowd has been keeping books on wind. The statement he makes to the committee, backed by his investigation of the company's books, shows how the income account and the assets of the Atchison company were ex aggerated if not misstated. "Mr. lieinhart," said he, "claims he has the assets to verify his books. Why does he not produce them? What is the use of your crediting me with $Q) a year in terest on $l,ouo I may have borrowed from you. if I do not pay the interest, and there is no earthly probability of my ever doing so, do you follow me? That's the situation with the Atchison. Their principal even, is wiped out utterly, ir retrievably gone. Wait until I go through the books of the eastern depart ment. Then I'll give you something to talk about." 'PLAIN, VILGAB THEFT. Suosaiion-il .Ed i tor In I of Chicago Paper on the Santa I'n Matter. Chicago, Aug. 11. The Chicago Times publishes a sensational editorial on the Sauta Fe situation. It says: "Every day or so those inquisitive stockholders keep discovering a mdlioi or two lost, stolen or straj-ed in the ac counts of the Atchison, Topeka & Sauta Fe railroad. Xow it i3 $7,UuO,00lt, a mere bagatelle of seven millions, which has been paid out in rebates contrary to law; now it is a trifling sum of $:2,0 jv),OiJJ, of which no account can be found upon the books. So instructive just now, when the railroad managers are standing very still and straight, with taeir eyes trained on the little Oiney in the cabinet, to have their pictures taken as the up holders of law and order, as the tri umphant beneficiaries of government protection. Really President Rviinhart of the Santa Fe is a careless sort of fel low to jeopardize so valuable a negative. It is moot embarrassing to the railroad managers, with a new stock of aureoles on hand, to have the public's attention diverted from their stained-glass atti- tudes to what looKs Iiiie a plam, vulgar case of theft on the part of some of taeir number. They ought to shoo tiie Santa Fj out of their sacred society at once, before the rude iu vestigators of that road's books make any more distressing discoveries. It is hardfor-the public to believe that the great men at the head of a railway, system should have really brotcea laws with far longer premeditation thaa any' rioter in the recent labor troubles. For it is an axiom of high repute that l jiiroad presidents cannot sin. Consequently the report tiiat the reorganization cjuiuiitteo intends to ask Mr. Reinhart what has Le como of 3,000,000, a part of these illegal rebates, is enough to give any properly constituted admirer of our railroad aris tocracy a chill. Let us see wh.-t the charges against tiiu Santa Fo's c.'.icials exactly amount tc In the firt place the railroad is iu ll.-m hands of a receiver, having become btAtkrupt in the recent financial crisis. T.a receiver, under that delightful sys teju which is so prevalent nowadays, is the president of the railroad under whose management it had been brought to bankruptcy. But tho stock and boad holders did not for some ui.accouutable reason rest con tented with this exquisitely sim ple maneuver. They formed a reorraui za .iuu committee, and set an expert at wc h upou the books. The first tiling of gr t interest that he found was that i JO0.000 had been paid out as rebates by the Santa Fe to snippers, in plain vio la Ion of the interstate commerce law. It w4S d so a breach of faith with the other railroads which had pooling relations wttu the Santa Fe. The stockholders hid heard as much about these rebates aa the general public namely, nothing. President Reinhart acknowledged that such rebates had beju made, but said they had been entered in the books. That they had not appeared in the finan cial statements of the company was due to the Santa Fe's system of bookkeeping. When Mr. Reinhart was made president there w as a great to do about what he would do to improve tiie bookkeeping of the road. It is already clear that Mr. Reinhart knows how to keep books. Then thu expert went at it again and found five millions of dollars had been given away contrary to law to the road's customers, but of two millions of dollars alleged to have been paid out as rebates they could find no trace. So t.'iat the still more interesting question now stares -Mr. Reinhart and the ' Santa Fe stockholders in the face. "Where are those iwo milions of dollars? Are they concealed under that marvelous sys tem of book-keeping? Or has there been adied to the breach of the interstate commerce law for infraction of which men were to be shot down by federal troops at the railroad ma:;arers' behest the other day the violation of that simpler commandment, Thou shall not steal? EASTERN MEN" TO COME IX. Tho New Receivers Will In.T ibly lie E is eni"r, SiT Wilder. Treasurer Edward Wilder is the only general omclal of the Santa Fe now in Topeka, ail the rest having been called to -Xew York. Mr. Wilder is very naturally feeling good because of the creditable showing made of the western ofiieers of the road by the report of Mr. Stephen Little. "I caji tell you nothing beyond what has already been printed m tiie newspa pers." said Mr. Wilder. "All the irregu larities are charged up to the eastern offices and we are not interested out here further than we all are anxious that matters may be straightened, out as eaaly as possible. It is unfuriuuate that a large business like this should have to go through such aa ordeal as this, but our earnings our undisputed earuiugs covering tiiteeii years show that the road will with favorable conditions make a good showing of earnings. Wiio tue new receivers will lie, I can not even make a guess, but I suppose they will Le eastern tuej." The clerks and department workers about the general oface building are on the "anxious seat." They are not doing any talking, as aa one man not far from General Manager Frey expressed it this morning: "We regard this an excellent time to saw wood." Another man, whose salary is not a large as he wishes it was, said: "There are a large number of 'figure heads' wearing titles soundkig something like G. B. A. or.U. X. T. drawing good salar ies who will be affected by the reorgani zation of the Santa Fe management. There are a goodly number of these figure heads about the general office building in Topeka and when their rich relations down east are let out, they too vili have to go. "It is freely predicted that instead of 1 iying off a half dozen book-keepers drawing salaries ranging from $33 to $ ot) a month, when an order for a reduction cf expenses is made, the new manage ment will lay off a few 'poor relations' of some of the ex's who are now draw ing $150 and $ 200 s. month and don't do any' work." While there is some talk about the possibility of Mr. A. A. Robinson being elected president to succeed Mr. Rein hart, there seems to be no foundation for the talk except that many people would like to see it happen. Mr. Wilder puts it well when he says: "This is an eastern affair. The eastern people are responsi ble for it and they will fix it up." R E A Y FOIiTf US I OX. Populhts in Intliiina Want I But I p in o- crata Hang Hue k. Indianapolis, Aug. 11. The managers of the Democratic party in this state are favoring the suggestion that the state convention of the party, which will meet next week, indorse some of the nominees of the Populists. Since the suggestion was made letters have been received here from nianv members of the purtv. all of whom insist that the Democrats of Indiana shall stand up like men and make a clean-cut fight for the principles of the party, though the act lead to defeat. If the talk of the leaders of the party here is an indication of the sentiment throughout the state the proposition to fuse will not receive consideration by the convention. The Populists, it seems, have been led by some one to believe that there is a possibility ot the Democrats indorsing two or three of the People's party nominees. Such indorsement, the members of the Populist committee in dicate, would be entirely satisfactory to the leaders of the new party. HISP CALLS A CAUCUS. Democrats rf Hin iiou9 to Call One fur IMft.i-.l.iy- jMornin-j. Washington, Aug. 11. That tho house coni'errees realize that the crisis has been reached is conclusively proved to day by a call for a caucus which emana ted from no less a source than Speaker Crisp and the house couferrees. As soon as tlie coui'errees returned from tiie mjrning meeting, ttiey were closeted iu the speaker's room w.th Speaker Crisp and Messrs. Ca'chings aud Dockery. Half an hour alter the house met. Speaker Crisp's sou appeared on the floor with a formal call for a caucus of house Democrats on the tariff bill at 10 o'clock Monday morning. The names of Speaker Crisp ami Chairman Wiison were among the first signed, and the paper was signed by the members re gardless of faction as it was presented to them by young Mr. Crisp. It is recalled that in his speech to the recent caucus. Speaker Crisp said that when the matter was resolved into a choice between the senate bill or no bill, the conferrees would call upon their col leagues tor advice. A .Njtiil ti l:e Actually Prpp:,p,d. Washington, Aug. 11. -The debate in the senate has brought out a very clear intimation that the house tariff confer rees have a tariiT b.ll in their actual possession and Senator Faulkner in a speech indicated a plan not yet fully de cided on, however, to have the house ac cept tho senate bid outright and send it : to tho president for his signature. ! The meaning of the house caucus as i interpreted by those in a position to know, is that it is supposed to recede fro'.n tho disagreement to the senate j amendment and - to Jjass the bill. The . caucus was asked for by the house con ! ferrees, as their friends say, to consider ; the situation. Speaker Crisp says that the situation is critical and serious enough to need the i wisdom of the wliole house. He will not j say the senate bill must pass, or there j will be no legislation, but admits that ; there is a crisis which needs careful con j sideration. Influential members of tho ! house think that there are Democrats in both houses that are anxious to defeat ! all tariff legislation, and that if under 1 any conditions, the bill should atralu be ' placed iu the custody of the senate it i would be doubtful when it would emerge ' from that body, if ever. 100 AXD 1-2. This 1 the llotteit 1) iv of ih V e a r l y I'oar I,-irot.. The sun beat down on Topeka today with unrelenting fury. It lias been tiie hottest day of the year. At 1:JJ tins afternoon Swift & Holliday's thermome ter went up to lUo1 degrees in the shade. Evf n the standard machines at the goveufment weather bureau admit ted it was hot by running up to 101-pl decrees. A Kansas avenue druggist put a small thermometer out in tho sun this alteruoou to see how high it would go. At last reports it was 13'.) and still going. THE R0CKISLAXD IXLUST Tho Cjroner Hotdiii ; On Over lhn Vic tims oT I he Wreck:. Lincoln, Nob., Aug. 11. Cojoner Crim is now holding an inquest over the remains of those wiio perished iu the Rock Island wreck near this c.ty Thurs day night. It is now believed that only eievem people perished. One of the Ryati Boys, who ' I a man on the track with a cr w.iar, was ci.ied i the poPce station to see iuvi-, the man arrested on suspic.ou. lie thought that he was the man, but could not be positive. Detectives are perfectly convinced of the guilt of Davis and no one is allowed to seo him. Topeka Drug Co. is ready for busiaesi 11, 1894. EALERS DRIVE!! OUT i Virginia Militia Drives Them Out of the State. Said to Have Become a Nuisance at Hosslyn. THE TORCH APPLIED. Their Huts Made of Boughs and Straw Burned. Washington, Aug. 11. The assem blage of Coxeyites, Galvanites aud so called industrials who have been camp ing at Roislyn were driven from the soil of Virginia shortly after daybreak this morning by the militia of that state. The raid was made without the least re sistance from the "armies." The huts which had been erected from boughs of trees, straw, hay and other materials which could be secured, are but rem nants of their former appearance. After their occupants had been forced from them tlie torch was applied and every vestige that the flames could de stroy was burned. At ti o'clock this morn ing the men were lined along the walks of the acqueduct bridge which joins the outskirts of Washington with the state of Virginia, watching their only prop erty go up in smoke. They had been forced upon the bridge but there the authority of the militia ended and the industrials knew it. Many complaints had poured in upon Governor O'Farrall within the past week or ten days of the growing nuisance at R jsslyu, for which there seemed to be no remedy, but a complete routiug of the com monweaiers by the military. After mature deliberation aud consul tation. Governor O'Farrull detailed three compauies of the First Virginia regiment at Richmond, and tho Alexandria light infantry under command of Adjutant General Anderson, 'lhe militiamen were equipped for field service with twenty rounds of ammuuition each. The troops started at midnight and reached Rosslyn at '6 a. m., where they camped awaiting daybreak before the raid should bo made. Tho industrials were not unaware of the presence of the militia, for shortly before midnight tlie word was passed around tiiat they were to be routed from their camp. Soon all becamj bustle and excitement. Several camp fires iu addi tion to those already lighted, were light ed aud torches were carried from tout to tent. Tiie entire camp seemed to be afoot from the time the scouts were seut among the men. They uttered some threats to the Associated Press reporter, saying they would crack the heads of any person who would attempt to go into the campaign. Tue tents and improvised huts were crowded with sleepers at 11 p. m. aud scores of men were lying abjut the fires on the ground, some with pieces of blaukets and bits of rujs over them, and some shivering in the cold without any thing but their meagre clothing. Sev eral complained of sickness, not a few sufTering from malaria. At jvi.it dawn the militia appeared and mareued to tlie acqueduct bridge. From that point a iiu.; of skirmishers was drawn around tlie entire camp and the inilus; r.als were hemmed in on all sides, their only exit being the acqueduct bridge to Washington. Strict orders were triven to allow no man to pass back into Virginia. General Anderson and his officers then weut to the leaders of tho industrials and told them iu plain, but courteous and kindly language that they must leave the state. Au hour was allowed for breakfast and gathering up wnat little eiiects each might desire to take away. All of them except one contingent offered to go without a word of protest, but tlie California men said they wished a show of force before they stirred. Promptly at 0 o'clock a company of the militiamen was marched down the steep slope to tiie banks of the river where the Coxeyites had made their homes. General Ander son said: "Here is your show of force; now you must go." After the camp had been routed and all the picket line drawn in a company was sent back to the fiats upon which the men were encamped and in a few min utes the flames were destroying every thing that had been left behind It was said that there were between 300 and 400 men in camp when the raid oc curred. Three men were loo sick to be forced, aud were allowed to remain in camp and Gen. Anderson sent the sur geon of the militia to give them medical assistance. They will be removed to a hospital today. Soon after coming down to his oflice. Major Moore, the superintendent of po lice, went to tho office of the district commissioners and had a conference with them with a view of devising means of getting the common wealers outof the district. It was decided that the police should take charge of the industrials and escort them to some suitable place, most probably in Georgetown, until ar rangements can be made for shipping them to the west. This, it is beliaved, can be accomplish ed in two or three davw, as the commis- sioners have some funds at their disposal i and will receive some assistance from i citizens who wish to rid Washington of I the so-called armies of unemployed. I Meantime the men will be kept under ( surveillance by the police, i The district authorities are not a little j vexed at tho summary action of Gov. : O'Ferrail iu forcing the industrials from I Virginia soil. During tli'e past few days I satisfactory progress in' having the men returned to the west has been made, ; more than a hundred having been fur ; nished transportation in that, direction. Pending a' decision as to where to tem ; porarily corral them, the unemployed re j main on the aqusduct bridge uncertain ; of what will be their uext Experience. Read the "Wants." Many of them are as interesting us news items. See if it id cot 6 a. TWENTY-SECOND YEAK. WHY NOT SETTLE IT? The mayor aud council must sh...rt It instruct its counsel whether or not tb Decker, Mullens and Berry sewer ca-e i, to be still further prosecuted iu ti -courts. There is considerable public sentii.i.'t.t favoring a settlement on the basis of u recent finding of the jury in tiie t .' third trial of the case. The Journal, is inclined to i..-li'e that this is the best way out for the city. The sewers are built and there is lit'! dispute over a largo part of the ju 1 .; merit Outof thirty-six jurors who Imve bat tled with the celebrated case all but f'.v or six. seem to have been conviuc.-d t. it the city M as in for big damages. The proseut judgment gives not Li eg to the contractors, all going for tU claims for material and to the bank f r money advanced to the contractors w i.ti j they were building the sewer. In the face of the facts. Topeka's e x perience seems to declare that with t.h able counsel at its service it is still b.m.vl to be beaten, and further litigation i i promise but little relief and a piiitia; up of costs and interest. IOWA DKOITIL Bit OK Maksuai.i.town, la., -Aug. 11.- '1 i drouth, which lias been broken, but !.. j been broken by three light showers ini t the first of May, was broken by a g u-1 heavy rain last night. The storm ran i across the state from the south aa I w. quite general in other directions. It came to late, however, to materially htlj, the corn crop. FOB LABOR 1)A Y . The Trade' AaneiiiblfLiit Mht Ait.nili- I to Mny lielall.. The Topeka trades' assembly heM au other session last night and iuu do fur ther arrangements lor the Labor Day celebration. J. Max Claudy was chosen marshal of the day and he will choose his own n.-i Miss Mary MeCabe, Ai iss Jes-ie (r It- . 'f .. .. I It-. . V t : . i , . woou, .uiss Jessie iewtfiiintr, -uif .n an-. t,rn;i.f ...wi M;ao i,,i... o....... ,,. , agreed upon as the live young l-i i.'-i who will be requested to pose as cuau dates for the most popular re prese 1. 1 . lives of their sex in Topeka. 'lhe j v . is a gold watch, which is exhibited i.i James B. llavdeu's window. By drawing it was decided th at t h litical speakers at Garfield park s: be iu the following order: David Overmyer, IK-moera'. 1 :' 26J. Frank Dostcr, Populis', -j-.l't to General Caldwell, Republican, 4 to .: the evening, Mrs. Laura .'!. .Jutm the sufl'raire amendment, t General Pickering lor the l"ioii.ui ists, U to lU:lo. A number of additional priz -, athletic contest were agreed upo follows: Spear throwing, a hat bv ijli-iri Co. Free-for-all running race, IUU i-o ! I. of li our by Lby. Boat race, box of cigars ty Laeey. Race by boys under lo years ot i clothes brush by jlclvmley. !..,.;.... . ..... 1 1 u i I , ..f e . . X II llill OU'Jl, iw iiiviij's VJI liWUt i -v Bii iard. Three extra priz?s at the gate wn .j determined upou. 1 hey are: '1 bird prize, silk umbrella by t'r n!,y Brothers. jl uui til ill i.ir, iv vii i.v li ;inrj-v.s i;ii i ! les by the Topeka Vinegar work-. Filth iirizj. a writing sot by W .; & Lroiuweil. '3ty Ncavvujpr Cnc, The city scavenger c.i.te in vol vi a u' th validity of tlie new scavenger ordia:'', was argued last evening before .In !, llazcu. The case was a hearing ;..r .. iuj unction against M. L. Lowe w lio per sisis in i-iouie- scavenger woiiv tti: torn a ' appointment from the mayor. The ea v j 1 . i.-.... . i ... i .... !..;- ".. . . t n HO ll.ai.ll UIIUVl dtll l.tl 11IVIII l-.l -Ji I cision will bo made September 1. Tho Knights of Columbia iiijur:i ti exi'it has been continued until Augu-t IT ii!, I 1 1 . o .raiiuru I i iti iifli j ii. M . .t i case will be dismissed at that time. PERSON AL (JOSS I P. Yili'i.iii -"v. -. -i ..bt'ir, v. no htm come a British Fnbject, has be n n.! tinted for a .T. P. of :.Iiddl"f-x t England. It is said that this is a i to a baroiict'tty. Vvheri Mrs. John Drrw lriv s cut Long Brauc h, few p. :' wi.uM '!- ; that fclio is 80 Y( ars old sntd -i ; r.n mother. is the gr;'::-1 .1 v. of tho American stage in beta k. r; ; j tho word. Sotno Englishmen now vidtii::; this country hr.vo names c-i:i..: ci.i'p They urn Sir Ughtrod JC. Ki;uttl-w. t Sir (jC-oilTfj Plnpprf Hornby, sir 2.w Salmon. Hiv Red vers Duller and t lr Hunt-Grubbo. Mitr-lial Canroberr, probably t.- .' Cf-t living holder of a baton, i; . celebrated his ciglity-sintii l,irth' ; He is the pet of his aunt, Mine. WHS-; fion, who is halo and li'-tuty iu In r t hundred and second yitr. , Elcfizc.r Smith of Ah-xr,n.Wa, - L vrho celebrtttf d his nhietkth I ii !.'. .the other day, o::pcct;s to att:-rnl tie.- union cf tho Army of the IViiou'tt Concord next full :i wctnVr ef t General : ty of the War T 1-12. There die"! in Nico a few days ; Michael Grab"tt:, an tind" of ' statesman Gr.i.-ibetra. He was ;.i y old. His death is said to have b ti to the sudden fiKtiOtttliceini. t f t ;. 1 -der of President Carnot. With Ir'ei t famous natno is raid to have Uci , '' The complete bridging ' of old animosities is well illntrated in t.- eial friendliness of Mrs. I". S. li and Mrs. Jc'Icn-'on Davi s at T.V.rr. sett Pier, r.:id also in the eonti; devoted attention ox Majvr Douglas, formerly of Htonew- i tl son's staff, to Mrs. Hart-.ris, t. widowed daughter of tin r-chifcft.aui.