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i 1 t . ( tTiv'WT! 10 CENTS A WEEK, 3f If J II T EDITION. TOPE'. SATURDAY .EVENING. AUGUST 25, 1804. t v e x r vr-s econ d r e a i i. Ci -. ' -Sir qy f r XMy-s i ' t DIE LIKES H EEP. Sixteen IVrOnt of t he Imbecile Asylum Inmates Have Died This Year Under Dr. Pilciiers Management. Only Two For Cent Under Predecessor. His MANIFEST UNFITNESS Of the Present Manager of the Institution. The Governor Called on to Re move Dr. Piicher. MOKE OF NASTINESS At That Most foul of Filth Hotbed The State Insane Drought to Li; Asylum, :ht. CHILD IS BORN To One of the Insane Inmates of the Asylum. Its Father is Also a Patient at the Asylum. The "Win field Courier publishes a full pa?e art.cl.j on the mismauagemeat of the state imbecile asylum at that place. Among' cth:;r things it calls attention to the lug h rate thare siuco the new su perinteudent has been appointed. The Courier says: During- 'he four years and eight mouths of Dr. Wiles superiutendency the following- inmates died: M. T. Waiiece. died July 6, 1S90, of ep.lepsy. Vace Powell, died August 4, 1891, of puetirnui Lottie Fit'L'it, died October 9, 1S31, of tits. May Wilson, died February 10, 1S92, vf cuu sumption. Ld reeling, died April 17, 1S92, of ep ilep6.v. G. Parker, died August 2, of ab cess. II. Sanfor, diod December 9, 1832, of epilepsy. Gussie Smith, died March. 13, 1893, of put1 ii nionia. I.ibbie Je;t, died April 22, 1893, of con sumption. This is a notal of nine deaths ia four years and tight mouths. The average number of pupils in the institution dur ing this t erio 1 was lyi. Annual death ra:e less thuD two per cent. Dr. Pilrhor took ctiarge of the asylum in July lsUi;, one year ago. Since then t'ua followijg inmates have died: M. Rector, died September 9, 1S93, of heart fnilure. Elizabeth Watkins, died September IS, lt .1, of exh tuition. L. M oiler, died September 24, 1S93, of i ulsions. Gertie Lugan, died October IS, 13i3, of prostration. H. An dereori, died Dccenjber 4, 1S93, of enteric fever. Maieie il urphy, died January 2, 194, t'onsump- uu. Ad i.- lecMtiger, of ineasie. died Jonuary 2, 1S94, Stella S.mley, die! of cunsun: ni ion. February 27, 1S94, E. McGowan, died February cf don't kno'V. 2G. 1894, Lucilia S.iort, typhoid fever. 15. L. lircw-Q, nerve troubl s. Maude Bake I'riht'g difeaae. Lewis Burke, fever. C:ia. Bi!l nifS, trplioid fever. died April died April died May die! June died Julv , 1894, of 21, 1S94, of 23, 1S04, of 14, 1S94, of 10, 1S94, of A total of tourteen deaths in one year, the averupe uumber of inmates during the year lei i ninety-one, the annual death rate Icn g nearly 15 per cent. The Courier comment upon the above rerord ai fo! '.ows: 1 cot ttis comparison appalling? Wh;i.t manner of management is it that would let tli-fsj poor children die us it they were in a pest house instead of an ayl;itn? I it the idea of the "reform" administration that it is tetter economy to let the inmates of the asyluiii die than to continue 1 3 care for them properly? Oh, what inhumanity! It should brinjj the blush of shame to every honest Kan Sin's face. The utter inicompetoncy of Dr. Piich er is thoroughly understood in this com munity. Even those most charitably in-c-hued toward him feel that he ia totallv untit forBucb a position. It only requires a vitit to the institution to prove this. Then why, in the face of the evidence presented, w th the children dving- olf like sheep in the shambles. w;ill Gov ernor Levelling delay removing this us an. In the name of common humanity, in the name of justice, iu the name of mor ality, in the interest of common self-re-Hpect and decency, the Courier, on be talf of every citizen ia this slate, de mands the immediate removal of Dr Piicher. WITH A Bl'CKtT OF WHITEWASH Iba flat? Ito.trd of rtuHil. Keeps Mct aser In Ills Pl. The ftate loard of charities last night .yut.u.jfo. a lung and secret nvestic-a- uon at tr.e state insane members gf the board have now'goo to Winfield t make an investigation of the e:har-es ajtrattis: Dr. I'.lcher, the super intendent of the rcLuol for idiotic and imbecile youth, who lias been accused of a grave oifense. The iuvt-st Ration it the asylum i- over but Dr. J. II. .(icC'a-sy i- still iu tunrj;e as superintendent and will probably con tinue to act in that capacity, unless the quo warranto proceedings commenced iu the supreme court by the former super intendent, Dr. li. D. Eastman, result in his petting- his oid place back, which isn't likely. During the in vestiatioa the doors of the committee room were kept locked, and but little that was going- on inside got out, as all the employes who testified were told to keep si ill or they would lose their Jobs. It is, however, understood from a re liable source that tiie. board of charities did not act a a unit. W. S. V"ait opposed McCasey, and Mrs. Lease defended the superintendent, who is still in charge of the institution. The members of the board said the object of the investigation was to get the 1 tuside workings of t ie institution that j they might adopt a code of rules for the ! mauairement of the employes of the in stitution. There is a prett deal being said in i Populist circles in regard to the streuu 1 ous support of , cC'usey. i,'ow, why is I -Mrs. Lease so determined to keep Mc j Casey iu his position': To bein with, ; McCasey is not an honest man. When ' the charges 01 untitaess first came out ! agaimt him, McCas-jy paid money to the . opeka Capital, the Leavenworth i Times aud the Kansas City 'limes j for articles iu his defense in the news columns of those : papers. The Capita!, to its credit bo it said, plainly marked the article it published "adv." (advertisement). Money wa: oifered to the Jclknal by Dr. Me : Cas-y in person, but it was refused. ' 1 heso facts are suriicient to show ia the tirst place that McCasey is not a man of integrity; but when we hud that Mrs. Lease is working as hard as she can for McCi-tey, icn't it fair to presume that McCasey is continuing his payments where they will do the tnost good? AX ASYLI M Jt.iBV. An 1 1 s -i itti 1'atient it XilrtU tt a tHe -Vsy 1 u m Oivee Hoy. Hannah Keuzie. an inmate of the in sane asylum, presented the asylum at large with a bouncing eight pound boy, Thursday uight. Mrs. Keuzie has im pli cated inmate Bill Scanlun iu the aiTair, but later she said she couldn't tell who was its father. SiuC'i then it is stated that Scanlun has owned up to his guilt in the affair. Mrs. Kenitie has worked in the asylum kitchen and was tolei at ly sane. She has been an inmate nearly two years. Scan Ion is sane, except when he has his "spells'' which i:s only a lew times each year. He is the caller at all the asylum deuces. 1 here is no legal penishmt-nt for the offend rs as their v.3ry presence there estilies to their unsoundness of mind, and they are already under lock aud key. 'the responsibility of the birth of this insane child bora at the asylum and doomed to l e a burden on society all its lays, Ilea on the management of the asy lum which carelessly permits the miug ling of the sexes! K S I GilTS OF PIT II I AS. Washington Already iiting- DecoratJ for th Lacami'iui'nt, Washington, Aug. Tri-coloied bunting of red, blue aud orange ia be ginning to crop out on all the business streets of Washington in honor of the biennial conclave of the supreme lodge of the Knights of Pythias a.ud the en campment of the uniform rank of the order which will be held next week. A canvas city of 1 JO tents las sprung up in two days about the Washington monument on t he broa 1 white lot, stretch -:ue between the executive mansion aud the Potomac where the veteruns of the G. A. R. were encamped during their great reunion two years ago. The ne.d has been christened for the occasion "Camp George Washington,'' and General James Carnahau of Indianapolis, the chief officer of the fraternity, who, with his staff, has been in the city two days, says that there will be 10.00U knights quartered there in organized bodies, while many unati ach ed members of the order are expected. The formal leginning of the conclave is axed for Monday evening, August 27. THIS WILL PLEASE POPS. That Octopus They Talk no Much Ationt Is Killed. San Francisco, Aug. 23. The fishing boat Alexandria with a crew of tive men had an exciting experience Thursday .vith a giant octopus. Tuey were fish ing jitst outside the Golden Gate, when all of a sudden a terrific tug was felt at the lines. After a terrible struggle with the moo--ter, the fUbertneu killed him and brought the fish to this city. The Chi nese are very fond of the llesh and the capture of an octopus is very profitable to the fishermen. "TIMES" NOT SOLD. But IioIil-ia.it Wants Tribune for :? Xew- York, Aug. 2 sale reported today in New York Times to li, 1 0 K 11 y Chicago ;,uo3.iioi). I oncerning the Chicago of the LL Kohlsaaf, for- uierly part owner of the Cliicngo Inter Ocean, a denial is here authorized by his 1 nends. One of them, a former business asso ciate, who saw Mr. Kohisaat in this city Tuesday evening, says that he tried to i.uy the Chicago Tribune for $ i.Oud.oOO, but could not tret it. lie has not tried to buy the New York Times, and has not, up to the present, been offered any inter st in it. Mr. Kohisaat Failed yesterday ior Europe to be gone till the end of September. n'satrd to Tar Jin ii IVather Him. Colorado ,pi;ing, Colo., Aug. 25. W. S. Stration, a wealthy Cripple Creek mine owner is very in Lgnaiit over a plot o tar and feather him, of which ht re ceived timely warning. The plot was concocted not by the Bull Hill miners, but oy ex-deputy sheriffs who are striving to veep alive the bdter feeling between Colorado Springs aud Cr.pple Crek. SIGHT OF CHICAGO I I A C. r & St. r. Ur-iirht Train is Boarded by Kobbers. It Took Place at Deerfield Town Near Chicago. a detective was siiot Exciting Chase After the peradoes Takes Place. Dcs- Several Officers Shot in Pursuit it is Said. the The Band is fs Were Captured After a Desperate Battle. Chicago Aug. 25. When the north bound freight on the C, M. & St. P. road stopped last night at Deerlield two masked men mounted the steps of the caboose. The train stops at this station, wnich is just over the Cook county line in Lake county, for water. The brake meu were well toward the engine, which was in charge of Engineer Pritchard, and only the conductor, Sargent, and the road detective, .Patrick Owens, Ira trick Owens, were the caboose. It was 10:-d o'clock. The masked men entered the door and covered the couductor and detective with their revolvers. The detective sprang for his rifle, but before he could reach it one of the robbers shot him through the breast. The conductor threw up his hands and the robbers who had done the shooting went through his pockets, taking his watch aud a small amount of money. Afterward he searched the detective's clothes for valuables and left J.ie "train jnst before the brakeman, who had heard the shot, came running back. Trainmen who passed through Des plaiues this morning declared that they were informed at that viilatre that two t city police had been shot by the three i bandits. j Another report was that the train rob : bers after leaving Deerlield, on the Chi ; cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway cut ' across the country to M ay fair. Tha do : pot at Mayfair is oa Holcomb avenue. I Sitting at the depot was a Chicago & I Xorthwestern policeman who had been ! apprised of the deed of violence at ! Deerlield. He was on the lookout for j any suspicious characters. The watcher j saw the men approaching and started to ' intercept them. Just here the robbers begaa firing at I the o(Iieer He dropped to the ground ! shot in the arm aud side aud his wound ! may prove fatal. After this bit of bloody j work, the bandits hastened out Holcomb i avenue to Lawrence. Oa the way they j met a farmer in a wagon on the way ' to the city. It was but a few j moments work to throw him out and ; take possession of his vehicle. With j horses to draw them, .the thfeves made i better time, aud they were soon on j through Lawrence avenue to .Milwaukee I avenue. j By this time that part of the country : was in a turmoil. Boys and men on po nies aud horses hastily saddled were in : the chase after the desperadoes. Out oa Milwaukee avenue galloped the robbers iu the wagon, while behind them at a respectful distance clattered the horses of the pursuers. Behind these again came a patrol wagon at full speed, ia ; which were four policemen. The pursued men kept out on the j Maynard road, when they took to Orchard Place woods, on the Desplaine9 river, south of Higgins road. The story went that the pursued men in the stolen farmer's wagon had been closely pressed by a patrol wagon load of police, between Jefferson and Norwood Park, on the Maywood road. Leaping from the wagon the three men took refuge under a bridge and when the officers dashed up and began to pile out of the patrol wagon, the pursued men turned loose their revolvers and shot two of the officers. In the confusion which follow ed the first lire, the men escaped to the woods, where they were surrounded by police. Messengers were dispatched to Jefferson for physicians and they brought ; the uews of the shootiug to that village. A spiecial train bearing a large num ber of policemen and detectives was sent out to Desplaines. The officers were armed with Winchesters and carried or ders to shoot on sight. Patrick IMcGrath, the Northwestern spec.al detective who was shot at .May fair, probably escaped instant death be cause he had a pen holder in his pocket. MaGrath noticed the men, three be thinks, on a flat car which was attached to a south bound train and shouted to them to get off. He thought the men were suspicious looking characters and that they might have had something to do with the Deerlield robbery. When the men were rdered to leave the train they answered with revolver. MeGrath fell to the platform with three 1 shots in his body. One bullet struck the ; man in the left arm. one entering his body aud a third struck him near his heart, but was diverteu by a penholder j which the officer had in his pocse". ; The North western ofliebds received word at 11 o'clock that the fleeing baud its at Mayfair had shot and killed two special poiicemeu who attempted to in tercept them. The information received by tne railroad officials indicated that the desperadoes, after their hold-up, boarded an inbound train at Deertield. Holding up the conductor, they robbed him of all the money he had, and then pulling the bell rope, jumped from the train near -Wnyfair. Starting for the woods, thev were I i chased by two special policemen, Plunket and i uen aud openin g tire both olBc-ri fail mortally wouuded. The robbers thea continued their flight and after aa 1 exciting time reached the woods ia , safety. " Three miles from where the farmer . who was named Egrersten was held up, i his team and wagon were found. The wngon hud broken down and had been abandoned by the desperadoes. Both cf the horses were completely exhausted, j'ihe officers traced the fugitives to a cornfield, through which they run and score of policemen took up The desperadoes were tina in the wood in Lik orov anout noun by tive Ciucar poiiceiiu'ti. The men were surrounded, but fought desperately, liriug as often as their re volvers could be loaded. After fully 100 shots had beea fired, the men both fell seriously, but it ia thought not fatally injured. They grave their names as Y ill Lake and W. S. Gor don, and were brought to Chicago and locked up in a West side police station. The desperadoes were captured by Officers Mullaney, Fennigan. Meaeley, Lawson and Hayes. The crowd which had gathered waited to lynch the men, but the police held the mob back with drawn revolvers. BUTTERFLIES FAVORITE. The Gideon and Daly filly Well Thought Of to Win the futurity. Nkw Yohr, Aug. 23. The turf lovers were out bright and early and with anx ious eyes they scanned the horizon to see if there were any indications of unruly elements interfering with the day's spurt. A shadow crept over their faces as num- fron- durlc blonds Rnisiirfd in Ihfl I heavens. However these nnpropitious sign3 did not deter them from getting an early start toward Sheepshead bay and every boat for Coney Island since dawn of day has been well tilled with people inter ested in, or at least to secure a seat from which the great futurity race may be seen. The indications are that the at tendance will be as large if not larger than any gathering to witness any event in this viciuity. There are 15 horses named as starter3 and as the owner of each horse has to pay $37 J for the privilege of starting, he must think his horse has a fair chance of bringing home the gold. Leading sporting men and the morning papers are almost unanimous in declar ing Gideon & Daly's Butterflies to be tne favorite, because of her private trials, and the high opinion of her owners. She sold favorite iu the pools last night. Among the others who are receiving popular support are Col. Kupperi's Counter Tenor, O. P. Belmont's Brandy wine, Dr. Kuapp's California, Gideon & Daly's Walizor and Louis Stewart's Monoca. Any of these horses might win without their victory being regarded as a surprise. If Butterflies wins the race she will bm the first Ally to laud the big prizte. Only two fillies have beea placed YorKville in 1890 and Lady Violet ia 1892. ilOrtSK. WEIGHT, Biucertl.es 115 VVa.ter Connoisseur r-5 t'ouuipr ltuor its ianeliester lis Monaco lia -Agi.atur 10S Brandy wine lus fralvat'ou Sadie 102 tiucut feruha l-" Ca.uui ma 1 .5 .'rom well 1 is lat;ueCisiu lis JOI.KK V. tinitln. Sims. Garrison, l.auuey, Pickering, j ar.il. Clayton. Jliugeiy. Ballard. KogL'ett. .S.ouun. riaiu.Uun. l'ho futurity beiug the fourth rce on the card will probably t.ike place about 4:15 p. m. The original futurity was won by Proctor Kuott owned by Sam Bryant of Kentucky. The following year 'v". T. Scott of Erie, Pa., won the race with Chaos and next year August Belmont was first and second with Potomac and Masher. A year later His Highness took the money. Morello took the next prize and last year Messrs. Keene wou the big race with Domino. The Magnet. sm'colt was scratched out of the futurity at 1:45 aud then it was announced that C. Littlefaeld. jr., would start Bom basset. The first betting was made at that time aud was a3 follows: Wailzer, 10 to 1; Butterflies, 6 to 5; Sadie. 30 to 1: Salvation, 30 to 1; Gutta Percha, 10 to 1; Agi tator, 12 to 1: Doggett, 4 to 1: California, 8 to 1; Brandywine, lOtol; Cromwell, 25 to 1; Couuter Tenor, 7 to 1; M anchesier, 10 to 1; Connoisseur. S to 1; Monaco, 4 to 1. On t?t. Yaronica and Bom basset, no betting. 5 p. m. Butterflies wins by a ueck; Brandywine, second; Agitator, third. Time, 1 :1 1. TO FIGHT IN THE OCEAN. A flan to Build a. Bijf Platform on tho Atlantic lor t'orbett-Jat-kson f ijjht. New York, Aug. 23. The projectors of a scheme to build an iron platlorm in the Atlantic ocean off Sandy Hook to be culled Attalantia. are after the Jackson Corbett fight. The projectors made 'he offer through Mike Donovan of the New York Athletic club. "1 am authorized to offer a purse of $25,000 for the fight," he said, "and there is no monkeying about it either." The company has nearly $4,009,000 be hind it and its island will be cortpleted before next February. "I am afraid that you are a little en thusiastic," said Jackson, who was pres ent, but Donovan said he was not a bit. "These people," he continued, "are willing to put up $25, .00 Saturday as a guarantee ia the hands of any responsi ble man agreed upon by yoursell and Corbett. the first eet aside between 'lhis they assure me will be step. Furthermore, they will $5,000, which is to be divid-'d vou aud Corbett ia cae it is impossible for them to pull off the fight oa the date set." BOSS I1ESING PARALYZED. Veteran founder of the Staats Zeitung In a Precarious Condition. Chicago, Aug. 25. A. C. llesing, the veteran founder of the Illinois Staats Zeitung, one of the lead ing German papers in this country has suilered a stroke ot paralysis, and who is in a precarious condition, wa Drought to Chicago today from his summer home. Mr. Hesiug is the father of Washington Hesing, postmaster of Chicago. Wim-m Wins Hiryple Road Rare. Pittsburg, Pa.. Aug. 23. The bi cycie road race from Buffalo to this city was won by G -orge E. Williams, in the remarkab e time of 20 hours, b7 minutes, reaching here at 12:31; with Alien of E. ie. st c nd in 21 hours, 15 minutes, aud Grima of Cleve land, third, in 22 hours. 6? minutes. Curtis t'oojiriff Home. j Congressman Charles Curtis starts I for home Wednesday, and the Republi- can county central committee are mak- I ing arrangements for a demonstration oa j his arrival. I Ss&'ITHEO'JEEH'S SPEECH. ' le township ; arli:miMit Prorou -d by Alter a Lonir Session. Her She Is Grateful That Its Labors Were Not Fruitless. THE YORK BABY. An Heir of the Third Generation Unprecedented. TheQneen Will Remain Neutral in Corean War. LoNDON.Aug. 23. Parliament was pro rogued today. The queen's speech was read from the throne in the house of lords, by lord high chancellor, Lord Herschell, commences: "My Lords and Gentlemen:' I am gratified at the fact that your labors, though exhausting have been fruitful and I am confident that you share the joy at the birth of an heir of the third generation to the throne. The event is not merely propitious, it is unprecedented in the history of the Country." "I regret to stale that war has broken out between China and Japan. After endeavoring in conference-ith Russia and the other powers to prevent an out break of hostilities I have taken steps to preserve strict neutrality. 'I have learned with satisfaction that the proceedings at tho Ottawa conference were of a character calculated to strengthen the union of the Colonies con cerned, both among themselves and with the mother country." Referring to the budget, the queen's speech says: "Though I lament the necessity of increasing the burden of taxation, it had become iudispeusible for the security of the empire to increase the naval strength." The speech adds: "While the general tranquility of Ireland is maintained to a remarkable degree, certain social and administrative difficulties still subsint, which continue to engage the earnest attention of the government," THE GOVERNOR KEFFSES. Dennis Campbell's Petition for a Pardon ia Itejected. Governor Lewelling today refused the petition of Dennis Campbell for a par dou from the county jail. The petition was sent to County Clerk i cCabe to Wfer to the county commissioner. The peti tion was made before Campbell escaped from the county jail. It might have been granted if it hadn't been for that. The commissioners will probably refuse to consider tho petitiou for a moment. Since Campbell has been captured he seems likely to stay his sentence out. WILLBE NO 31 ESS AG E. N'o further Doubt That the l'reIdent will Let tile Time Inspire. "WTAsniNOiO-N. Aug. 23. Several of the congressional leaders saw Secretary Carlisle and other members of tho cabi net today and say they were told there was no further doubt that the tariff bill will become a law without the presi dent's signature. It ia also stated with much posiliveness by house leaders that there will be no message aa anticipated iu some quarters. The house was not in session today but members were on hand packing up for their departure. Mr. Crisp leaves on Tuesday evening. t soon after congress adjourns, going to Georgia, where he makes his first speech af the campaign at Atlanta on Septem- ; ber 0. i REED OPENS THE CAMPAIGN The Ei-Speaker .Shows Cp the Democrats at Old OrdiHiil, Me. Old Orchaku, ,ue.. Aug. 25. Ex Speaker Thomas B. Keed opened the Republican campaign in this state here this afternoon with a speech that called forth hearty applause from the thou ands presents. Mr. Reed's main effort was to prove that the Democratic party has shown it self incapable of ruling the country in a manner satisfactory not only to the ma jority of people, but even to the large majority which helped compose it. STILL AFTER REIN HART. The Attorney General May Jlegln Suit .Against the Kx-PretklenU New Yohk, Aug. 25. A Washington dispatch to a Wall street hews agency says: "While much secresy is Observed , in the Atchison matters at both the do i partment of justice and the inter-state commerce commission, it is learned that the attorney general is contemplating the institution of a suit against ex-President Reinhart and the directors under the criminal provisions of the inter-state commerce law. No move will be made, however, until after Mr. Little returns from the west." Xcw York It ink Mt itement. Nkw York, Aug. 25. The weekly bank statement shows the following changes; Reserve, decrease fl,0SS,0J0; loans, in crease $2,4t4,yu.,'; spec.e, decrease fyi. 600; legal tenders, decrease $obd,200; deposits, iicrease f 836,800; c.rculation, d--crea.se . $4,700. '1 he banas now hold fGd.718,030 in excess of tho require ments est the 23 per cent rule. 1 3Iiottrr Iloiiatlirr Itrturna tnChina. Evansville, lud., Aug. 25. .Minister Charles Douather left at noon today for San Francisco, en route to resume his duties at Pekin, China, iie is in good health, but much disappointed at the brevity of his say at home. His wife will uot accompany him ou hi return, but will go to China later in the season. aioney to Carry Oat ineora Tax. Washington, Aug. 23. While the senate was considering business behind closed doors yesterdar there slipped through an important bill. It is the house bill appropriating $9,000 to carry into effect the income tax provisions of the tariff bilL This ends all controversy as to the preliminary arrangements for collecting the income tax. DEBS AND GSiPERS. They Hot It Telity Itt-fum I ! Iul t u ."ttrike Comui inioti. C'UICAUO. Au. -). - r I . .(!. it Jvda of the A Kiel". ca. 1 iii.iay l. u.u X n .11 - ilicii iiitiy l-y .11,- . .. i'i i-u.u ; i ,3j . .. 1.1 reply to lite question lie slaiud Hint ht did not tavor compulsory arbitration iu settlement of labor troubles. He did uot believe, he said, that such m method would prove universally successful. Mr. Deba was asked if he knew of any dissatislaction among the Rock island employes previous tu the strike. He atd thai there had been trouble among tt.n telegraphers and there was much uit islaciiou. Questioned as to the stale- . meiit that tuere were not moro than !00 A. H. U. met; on the Rock laland, wit ness said the statement was absurd. -Wit-uess said that the fact that the railroad was completely lied up, effectually dis proves such a story. Samuel Gompers, president of thm American Federation of Lit. or, was th , next witness. Ha prefaced his testi mony by a brief outline of the alms aud principles of the federation, and gvn figures showing the membership of lha organization. The wituess told of th calling of tha conference of the heads of labor wrgau izaliuns, which was held at the Bnygs house iu Chicago. Ho said that after long deliberation the delegates docido i to request President Cleveland to at tempt to settle the strike.. ' "We thought," Mr. Gompers said, "Ihat if Mr. Gladstone could'do no much good service in the English coal strikes, such an attempt would uot be beneath the dignity of the president of the U nited Stales. Accordingly a telegram wh sent to Mr. Cleveland asking his aid. To that message he did not. deign to reply; in fact he took not the sligmeiit iiohcb of it. 'Sir. Debs was then called upon and gave a history of the boycott, the Pull man trouble and tho railroad strike. We considered the matter carefully aud finally decided we could not order u gen eral strike. That would be a uourpatlou of power and would fur mauy reason t w unwise. The delegates expressed their sympathy with tho movement and soon afterwards we adjourned." Mr. Gompers tlieu read from the sec retary's report, a detailed, statement of the proceedings of the conforwuce. Mr. Gompers explained that to effect a general strike all the unions participat ing must agree ou lb. action aud said it would have boen impossible fur th Briggs House conference to dwoiar a general sympathetic strike. Hi was asked for hi opinion as tu tha method for preventing strike. "1 do uot condemn btrike as heart ly as do some men' lie said. "I beliwva that so loug as present condition exi.t they are uecessary, and 1 beliuve that 11 strikes do good iu cailiug attention loth fact that laboring men, will not b driven further down into poverty. I ihina th action of the strikers lu paralysing 1 "' railroads of the country was juntiflnbl." . rlhe witness was rather frauKly uncom plimentary regarding the strike commis sion. "1 think this thing i rathwr latw in the day," he said, "lhi examination I by the commissioner is rathur in th na ture of an inquest on a dead body; 1 Jku'i anticipate great good frolu Ilia pi4ii4l investigation." BUBLINGTON TO COME. A Kumor Renewed Tlial 11 i. 10 Ituu to lu- j The St. Joseph Gazette publish, th following : ' "The rumor which was current lant year to the effect chat the Burlington people were arranging tu extend their j system into Topeka has been again re vived, and this time with double force. The rumors this time go so far m to tate that the Burlington people have secured j a trackage leae for a portion uf the di- ; tance. ! "The report is now extant that a luae 1 has been secured of the Leavenworth, Topeka &. Southwestern Hue jrom Lvav j enworth as far a Meriden, and that ! from that point a new line will be built to Topeka. Another report says that th Burlington will effect a lease of track age facilities from Alerideuto Topeka over the SaDta Fa. but this is hurdly probable, as the Santa Fe people are not anxious for the Burlington te iuvads their stronghold. 'It was impossible to gain datinite in formation at Burlington headquarter , here yesterday, as General Manager Brown is out of the city. Tho othur officials did not seem disposed to talk of , the matter." S E 1) G W I C K R EP lTB LIC A N S. M. Lawrence Noiiiiniiteil l or Ilepre heniutive in the OTlli DUtrict. Wichita, Kan., Au -The Sedg- wiclc county Republican convention is m session here today. At the commissioner convention this morning the Rev. N. E. Harmon was nominated for commissioner. i he sixty seventh representative district nominated N. M. Lawrence. In the Sixty-eighth district couvention 73 ballots were taken without result, and adjournment was taken till evening. CUT OEP THEIR HEADS. Japanese found lu China are Scvwrly Dealt With. Shanghai, Aug. 25. The activity of the Chinese in hunting down Japanese spies increases every day, a id if tha Chinese are to be believed, the cuatt must be overrun with agents of the J apanese government. Seven .ia panes in Chinese costume were arrested here to day, and it is given out that they will b. expelled from China, but nobody would be surprised if they were treated much more severely. The Japanese elsewhere in China are subjected to the must harsh treatment. In the island of Formosa the Chins. authorities have been decapitating Chinese subjects, supposed to be spies, in large numbers. According to advices received here from Formosa, . fifty Japanese have lost their head re cently after being arretted as spies. 1 be ' most intense heat prevails here aud there is much suffering in consequence. In order to riise money to pu.h the war operations, the government has la- ; creased the transit duties on yarns.