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? r - - 1 L . - I IB II v 1 10 CENTS A WEEK. NIGHT EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1891. TWENTY-SECOND YEA I. fl. I DEMOCRATS. Assemble for Their State Con vention at Saratoga. Have a Dispute With Unitarians Over the Hall. ALL WAST WHITNEY. Tammany Espeeiallj Desires That He be Nominated. Judgre Guvnor Who Convicted McJvane is Second Choice. Saratoga, N. Y., Sept 24. Fine weather greeted the Democratic dele gates and boomers this morning'. The politicians have been arriving in small batches ever since Saturday, but the ma jority are rot yet on the ground. The principal work of the leaders who are here has been to confer w ith the leaders of the Unitarian national gathering- and attempting to come to an amicable ar rangement in regard to the use of the convention hn.ll. Mhe Unitarians claim the hall belongs to them by priority of engagement and Lii-utenaut Governor Sheehan and Mayor Gilroy, while acknowledging that fact, are trying to get them to withdraw to their own hall for Tuesday and Wednes day. The Unitarian people finally com promised. 'I hey will give up the hall tomorrow from 12 noon until 0 o'clock in the evening. On Wednesday at 11 o'clock the Demo crats will convene at the old Casino, where Gov. Flower was nominated, and finish wha; business remains. The re fusal of th Unitarians to accept the of fer of a church made them, will cause grat confusion. The newspaper and press associations will sutler much by this, as there are no wires at thi Casino. In some quarters today it is held that Judge Gayuor's boom for governor is not in good frt apo as it was up to last night, one leader saying: "The name of Judge Giyuor is not upon and will not be upon the propost-d slate and the Cook, Thatcner and LuckwooJ delegates will be allowed to go iuto the convention and present their candidates' names, so as to I reak up the vote on the first ballot. Then the slate candidates will be nomi nated by acclamation. The judge's fr;ends however, express confidence that he will be nominated. It is already pretty well settled that the convention will be a two days affair, juul the wcrk will not be rushed through as it was by the Republicans. Another rertaou for extending the session, al though it is not openly avowed, is the expected arrival of ex-Scre-tary William Whitney at New York on Wednesday, as he sailed from Liverpool in the Majestic lat Wednes d v. The desire to nave Whitney's name at the head of the ticket is uuiversal and ut.inistuliab'a. lie has never boon a member of Tam m.iuy hall, lut Tammany is us anxious for his nomination for governor as any other element m the party, as that would strengthen tin' changes for electing a Dem ocratic mayor of New York city. It U very iloiibiliil however, whether he can In; induced t i accept the nomination, as he hen manifested very littie political ambition since the death of his wife last year. if Mr. Whitney is not made the candi iii;e for governor it is almost certain that thir, honor will go to Julge William G. Gayuor of Brooklyn, who tried and sec ieiic.nl McKane and the other election i I'.enders last year. It is thought he w ill make a very formidable candidate, es pecially at he is an elFectiveand popular orator, and would thoroughly canvass the state in person. There are a number of other names suggested, and booms and boomlets are plentiful. Over 1,0(10 Tammany Braves. New York, Sent. 24. Over 1,000 Tam many braves assembled at the Grand Central depot this morning where sev eral traiut-of drawing room cars were in readiness to convey them to Saratoga. The brave, were resplendent in their war paint, b,lt looked peaceful and happy. The delegates and alternates numbered less than 20O, but with their friends, who accompanied them, five t.mes the number of tigers will repre sent Tanmany at the Democratic con vention. Gl AIIDS OF HEALTH. American Public IIe:ilth Association Meets in Annual Session at Moi:real. Montreal, Que., Sept. 24. The twenty-second annual meeting of the Ameri can Pubi.c Health association convenes today. Among its members are Surgeon General George M. Sternberg, who "was its president; Dr. J. N. McCormack of Howling Green. Ky., now its vice-president; Medical Director Albert E. Gihon Dr. Robert GhzoI, Dr. M. Carmoua Y.' Yale of Mexico. It is perhaps the most notable sanitary organization in the world, as it embraces ' .ery society of its kind in North Amer ica. Its List meeting was held in Chi cago. Two years ago it met in the City of Mexic , together with the Pan-American Medical association. WALKER AND REINI1 ART. l oriual Action Taken on Their Xamet by tlie Keorsanlialion Committee. New York. bept. 24. In the United States district court today Judge La combe fjrmally appointed A. F. Walker receiver it the affairs of the Atchison, Topeka .'; Santa Fe, at the behest of th organiz ion committee. The resigna tion of J. W. Keinhart, receiver, was also formally accepted. Firit Football Accident. London. Sept. 24. Though the foot ball season has jnst been opened a short time, numerous accidents have already occurred. For instauce, a player named Hudson, playing at Shipley on Saturday, broke hij neck, and at a gam3 at Totten naua two j layers each had a lej; broken. ?f , 31URPHY FIGIIT. Tbi Week's I"u(fill:-tie Tournament at ew Orleans. New Orleans, Sept 24. The Olympic club has organized another great tourna ment for this week, and the fcport is to begin tonight with the Plimmer-Murphy fight. Plimmcr is the faatherweight who defeated Spider Kelly when he first came here from England. lie defeated Joe McGrath, the Irish champion, and his most famous battle was with George Di-.on, whom he practically bested in four rounds. Johnny Murphy, private boxing instructor at Harvard, has met Dixon, Cal 3IcL'arthy aad others aa well known and demonstrated that he had ependii fighting capacity. Tomorrow Stanton Abbott and Jack Everhardt meet at 183 pounds. Abbott is English champion in his class, and Everhnrdt has stood up against excellent men here. He defeated Abbott two months ago, but the claim was set up that the American had repeatedly fouled the Englishman. Hut the great battle of the tournament is that of the niidileweights, Fitzsim mons and Creedon. Tiie record of Bob Fitzsimrnons ia well known. In this country he litis never met defeat, and such men as Hall, Maher, Dempsey and others aa well known, have gone down before him. Creedon has conquered Hall, Coatello and Alex Creggaine. An excellent authority gives this as the difference between the two men. The lanky Australian has several pro nounced advantages over his more stocky, sturdy countryman. For instance, his exact height ia f ull 5 feet 11)4 inches in fact near 5 feet lljj inches while Creedon measures 5 feet 3j inches, a difference of three inches in favor of Fitzsimmons. As to reach the Creedon men concede slightly the best of it to Fitzsimmons, but he will not have much advantage. In weight there will be no advantage on either side. If any it will be Creedon's favor. Creedon is a wonder on his feet and with his hands he ia every bit as strong as Fitzsimmons, if not stronger. II A II ON ESS VS. UNIONS. Baroness 15urdett- uutts Has Trouble With 1'ainters Over Her Stables. London, Sept. 21. The correspond ence between Baroness Burdett-Coutts and the secretary of the London painters trade society has bean published and is attracting great attention and comment. The secretary wrote that a complaint had been lodged against the baroness for allowing ht-r stablemen at Brooktield to paint the stables instead of employing union painters to do the work. The baroness, in a spirited reply, after pointing out that Urocklield it. the prop erty of her husband, denounces the "monstrous"' and intolerable oppression which the union claims to have the right to prjijtice and which would deprive every wurkingman of the right to work out his own advancement by his own energy and robs him of the birthright of personal liberty. The newspapers generally denounce the action cf the union and point out the services of the baroness to the working people and shows sue has tpent many years of her life and a large part of her great fortune in their interests. MRS. D 1 1 A Y T 0 N ' S DIVORCE. The Time Fur Tiiins Her Answer Has lxpiretl, 1 Is 4'iaimed. New York, Sept. 24. The friends of Mrs. Drayton are very greatly sur prised at the publication ot a dispatch from Trenton, N. J., stating the time for filing an answer to her husband's suit had expired September Oili, and that nj reply had been tiled. It is true no reply has jet been tiled, and the time ordinari ly set for its tiling has expired, but Mr. Clark, counsel for Mr. Drayton, says an agreement was made with Mrs. Dray ton's counsel extending the time to Oc tober Cth. This time can only be extended fur ther, according to Mr. Clark, by counsel for the defense making application to the chancellor, and pruvidrag reasonable grounds for delay bm show n. The de fense, however, claim they can lile an answer even after the testimony has been taken, and that the case can be opened upoii a decree from the chancel lor. TO MARCH TO KHARTOUM. Movement of Soudanese Troops the Signal for an Anglo-Italian Kx peclition. Paris, Sept. 24. It is reported that Colville, the administrator of Uganda, instructed by the minister of war is gathering this remains of Emin Pasha's Soudanese troops for a march on liar El Ghaz.d on the Nile, in order to pre vent the passage of the Monteil mission. The departure of Col. Colville will be the signal for a joint Anglo-Italian ex pedition from biiahim anil Kassala to Khartoum. JIont:ina Cattle llii'vot Arrftel. Dulctii, Minn., Sept. 24. John D. Nead and J. D. Wilkms, who arrived here on Saturday, With two carloads of cattle, forty-one head in ail. were arrest ed this afternoon, at the instance of H. II Bourdette. the cattie inspector for Mon tana and North Dakota. It is alleged by the officials that Nead and Wilkius be long to the famous gang of Montana cattle thieves, and that the arrest, is im portant. Mrnrle Kail to II re a It the Brrord. New Yokk, Sept. 24. R. P. Searle, the bicycle rider w ho attempted to lower the road record between Chicago and New York, arrived yesterday afternoon at the Hotel Pomeroy, having been eight days and three hours on the road. He failed to accomplish his task, that of covering the 1,000 miles in five days and live hours or cf breaking the existing record of seven days and twenty-two hours. files MnndfrThtra. Loxdon, Sept. 24. Advices received here from Taniger say that Kaffirs in Morocco are growing worse. The Jews, while on the way to the markets are con tinually plundered and stripped of their clothing and on the principal roads an imperial tax of live pounds is demanded for free passage. A 1 V o i:i n it Will i:Jit It. London, Sept. 24. Arthur Breckett is to resign the editorship of the Sunday Times an 1 Mrs. Frederics Beer, the new proprietor of that pi; per, will be her own editor. 1 HURRICAHEC0MII1GL A Great TVind Storm Moving Toward the Southern Coast. Warnings Are Sent Out to All Seaport Towns. IS CLOSELY WATCHED. Every Movement of the Storm Being Xoted. Vessels Are Warned Not to Leave Tort. Xew Orleans, Mobile, Pensacola Hoist Storm Signals. Washington, Sept. 24. A great hur ricane is reported to be approaching the southern coast of the United States from the vicinity of the west Indies and all vessels have been warned not to leave port for fear of complete destruction. The weather bureau furnishes the fol lowing special bulletin to the presa in regard to it: The first information of the hurricane was on the evening of September 20, when a severe storm was reported from the Windward islands. On the morning of the 21st a warning telegram waa sent to the Bahama islands. On the morning of the 22d Bahama reported that the storm was south of Porto Rico and moving slowly. Based on thia report warning telegrams were sent to the observers at New York, Bal timore, Deloware Breakwater, Norfolk, Wilmington, Savannah, Charleston and Jacksonville, directing them to give no tice to shipping interests, especially to south bound vessels. baturnay evening ttie storm appears to have been to the east; point of Cuba, San tiago, Cuba, reporting moderate north winds. Sunday morning the hurricaue was reported to the east of Cuba, and on this storm signals were ordered for Key West, and information signals hoisted along the gulf coast to Galveston. Sunday evening the hurri cane was central, approximately 20O miles southeast of Key West, having moved about fourteen miles an hour du ring the three days. ' fctorm signals were ordered for Jupi ter, Punta, Gorada. Tampa, and Cedar Keys, and information signals wero hoisted at Charleston, Savannah and Sa vannah section. Maratime exchanges at New York and Philadelphia and ail prominent seaports on tne Atlautic coast were warned to advise vessels bound south to remain in port. By a system recently put in operation in co-operation with postotlice depart ment, seventy of the principal towns in Florida were warned iiuuday evening of the approach of the hurricane, this being the tlr.st instance of warniug sent under this system, which covers the whole country east (it the Rockies and is in tended to widely disseminate warnings of all tropical hurricanes, severe storms and cold waves. This morning the hurricane center was about seventy-five miles southeast of Havana, that station reporting a north wind of seventy-two miles, with a barom etric pressure of 2i).oJ. The wind at Key West was northeast, forty-four miles; storm signals will be ordered this m jrn ing for New Orleans, Port Eads, Mo bile, Pensacola, Jacksonville and section; Savannah and section ana Charleston. Vessels are warned not to leave port and the sea islands notified of probable high tides. Information signals were also hoisted from Wilmington to Norfolk. Ttie hourly reports will be received today from Key West and Jupiter, the course of the storm watched and full in formation gave to the public by thia bureau. J. O. PAYNE DEAD. The Injury to His .Skull Proves Fatal Ue:th Notices. J. O. Payne, who was struck and se verely iujurned by a Santa Fe engine at Lawrence on the evening of Sept. 19. died yesterday morning at his home, yua Clay street. Ho was employed in the fretght de partment at the Sauta Fe general ollices. lie was brought to Topeka unconscious and never fully regained consciousness. His skull was fractured and death was caused by concussion of the brain. Funeral will be held from residence to morrow, 25th iust., at 4 o'clock p. m. Ieath anil 1'iineral Notices. Miss Lydia Burson died Saturday even ing at the home of her brother-in-law, Samuel Houdebush, three miles west of the city.on Tenth street, of consumption. The funeral was held at 3 p. m. today. Johu Cricictmau who lived with his brother George, at 4ol Polk street, died yesterday of dropsy. He was unmarried. Miss Fannie C. Dodds who lived with her parents near the starch factory, died yesterday of consumption. The funeral was held at 2:30 today. The funeral of Mrs. Laura Wilson, w ife of Atno3 Wilson who died Saturday of typhoid fever will be held tomorrow at 3 p. m. from the residence on Lime street. The funeral of Y. B. Hartley the Santa Fe fireman who was killed in the w reck at Elmdale, was held at 4 p. m. yester day at the home of Mrs. B. S. Hankins at 228 Madison street. The brotherhood of locomotive firemen conducted the fun eral. He leaver a wife and two small children. RAID MORE POKER GAMES. Fourteen Chinamen anil Six Colored Men Arrested in Chicago. Chicago, Sept. 24. Continuing the series of recent raids on Chicago gam blers, the Harrison street police railed a poker game at 311 Clark street, early this morning. Fourteen Chinamen aud six colored men were arrested. Several poker tables and a quantity of chips were confiscated. When the offi cers entered the room the players charged them in an effort to oscape, but without avail. John San was booked as proprietor. MR. TROUTMAN'S HOUSES. Ieil Close's Story that He lias Xot Paid for Them Iterated. James A. Troutman the Bepublican candidate for lieutenant governor, haa written a letter to Charles F. Scott of the Iola Register, in reply to an attack made on him in a speech at Iola last week by Fred J. Close. Close said ia hia upeech that Mr. Trout man had recently built a line residence in Potwin Place and when finished failed to pay the men who built it, putting them off from day to day until it was to late for them to file a lein on the proper ty thus compelling them to lose their money. Mr. Troutman has already spoken in Iola and will not be there again during the campaign, but he has written a letter ia answer to the charge of Colonel Close in which he says: "The one reply necessary to be made to Mr. Close's charge is that I never built a house in Potwin. In 1SS0 I bought a house already built, in which I lived un til December, 181H, when I sold it, I afterwards rented the house in which I now live, and continued to pay rent until February. 1S94, when I bought that property. That is all the property I have ever owned in Potwin except a vacant lot. Several years ago my sister and myself built two houses in North Topeka, and as soon as they were built the contract price was paid to the carpenter, and never waa any question raised by him or any of his laborers. "The statement made by Mr. Close haa not a Bhadow of foundation. I called at the office to see him this morning, but he ia out of the city. I have written him stating that if he can give me any sub stantial fact upon which this charge is founded, I will withdraw from the Re publican ticket. I don't owe a solitary bill in the town that I know of, except some large amounts that are amply se curetlaud I take some pride in the fact that among business men in this city my credit ia exceptionally good." FURSCll MADI DEAD. The Once Famous Opera Singer iases Away in 1'overty. Nkw Yokk, feept. 24. Fursch Madi the famous opera singer whom Verdi chose to sing the title role in "Aida," died in the depths of povert3 The news of her death w as a shock to those who had known, her in the das of her tri uuipn, accompanied as it was with a par tial disclosure of the straights to which she had been reduced. 8he died almost alone in the bare room of a cabin which is buried in the woods covering Bethel Mountain, New Jersey, and was buried in a Catholic grave yard in Pla'uilield and her remains will rest in an unmarked grave unless her old associates con tribute to a fund for a headstone. None of her former friends were present. Some were out of town aud others too busy to attend. New York had forgotten her. Duriug the last she sang Ortruda in Lohengrin with Melba and LaS.ille. t?o few were present as mourners that a hack would carry them all. Her form was placed in a cloth cov ered colli u and borne out of the door by her husband aud sou, and the undertak er. ARMY MEN NO BETTER. As Indian Agents They Are 'o Improve ment Over Civilians. Washinoton, Sept. 24. There are now pending hi the iulerior department quite ;i number of cases where some ollicers haviug beeu serving as Indian agents whose applications are on lile asking to be relieved from their present positions. There are any number of men who are ready and anxious to take their places. It is probable that upon the return of Secretary Smith quite a number of cases will be prepared aud sent to the presi dent, naming civilians as successors of several army ollicers. There are however, many applications u; li;e by army ollicers who ask to be appointed to Indian agents. It is probable that soma of these may be selected. The Indian authorities are satisfied that the Indian service, taken as a whole, is neither improved nor injured by the appointment of army officers as Indian atrents. In some instances the work has been performed better by army ollicers and in others not as well, it de pending upon the character of the man and not upon his military or civil life. It is believed that the impres sion has gained ground in ollicial circles that upon the whole the experiment of making army ollicers In dian agents has not proved a success, and both the interior and war depart ments would prefer to have other ar rangements and ttiat the Indians them selves would bo fully as well satisfied with civilians. "The Indians are no longer warlike," said an orTicerof the interior department, "and we can control them by civil as well as by military agents. To some ollicers the duty of Indian agent is extremely distasteful, while others are anxious to serve in that capacity. It is often found that the former class are etlicient while the latter are the kind of men we dou't want. Good business men, who are clear-headed and have discretion will make good Indian agents. Plenty of such men can be found outside of the army." An army officer discussing the subject of officers -as Indian agents, says there are many officers who are very much op posed to details as Indian agents because they do not have the opportunity to keep themselves in complete military training and ready for examinations for promo tions when ordered. There are others, he says who have become disappointed in the service and are eager to accept po sitions which separate them from the active army life. It is quite probable that most cf the vacancies occurring by the retirement of army officers as Indian agents will be filled by the appointment of civilians. Japanese Parliament Convoked. Yokohama, Sept. 24. A rescript has been issued convoking an extra session of the Japanese parliament at Iliroschi ma, on October 15. for seven days, in or der to discuss matters requiring the sanc tion of parliament. A. I. Wh't-oi to .llanirh. St. Petkksbjko, Sept. 24. Mr. An drew 1. White the United States minis ter to Russia has gone to A'unich, Bava ria. He will return here in October to present his letters of rec-lL QUEEfl ULT0 SUE. She Wants $200,000 Damages from the United States. Her Agent Said to he Ready to Bejrin the Suit. A PROFOUND SECRET. The Agent Declines to Talk of His Mission. Queen's Claim is for Aid Given Provisional Government. San Francisco, Sept. 24. It is stated on what appears to be good authority that the errand of H. A. Widdeman of Hono lulu to this country ia for the purpose of commencing damage 6uita against the United States on behalf of the ex-queen of Hawaii. The amount of the damages asked for is said to be $200,000 and the friends of the ex-queen declare that thia govern ment has been instrumental in mulcting her to fully that amount. Her claim is that the provisional government could never have been established had it not been for the unwarranted action of a re cognized agent of the United States, the captain of the war ship Boston, which action was subsequently formally disavowed by the president. Wrhatever Mr. Widdeman's errand is, his departure from Honolulu was kept a profound se cret until almost the moment of sailing, when he suddenly appeared on the docic and secured passage. Within a few days he will go on to Washington, where he does not deny he has business of impor tance to transact. Mr. Widdeman declined to be Interview ed concerning his mission to Washing ton and when asked whether he was go ing to institute a damage suit on behalf of the ex-queen, his answer was that he had been accused of that before. His fellow passengers from the island declare that Mr. Widdeman's errand is as staled and that he has instructions to go about the matter very quietly and gain as little newspaper notoriety as may be. IIARGR E A YES 1) IS MISS E D. And AVe Shall Now Have Republican Sidewalks by -Mr. iroesch. Mayor Harrison today relieved Rich ard Hargreaves, sidewalk and sewer in spector, and appointed Samuel F. Groesch, commaudijr of Lincoln post, in his place. Hargreaves is the man who was the cause o the recent difiVrences between the mayor and the council. He was ap pointed a little over a month ago, and the mayor did not. present his name to the couuc.l for confirmation, holding that as the appointment was temporary, confirmation was not necessary. Hargreaves is said to bo a Populist and Councilman Griggs of the Filth ward prepared a resolution demanding his removal and the appointment of a Republican in his place. The resolution was signed by all the members of the council except Holman and he was out of the city. The resolution was read at the council meeting by the city clerk and placed upon the record. At the next meeting the mayor pre sented his veto of tne resolution aud stated that he would be governed only by the personal fitness of the man and refused to remove him. In explaining the removal of Har greaves today, the mayor said that when he appointed Hargreaves it was the un derstanding that he was only to berve a month and he then desired to go into business for himself. "The resolution," he said, "had noth ing whatever, to do with my actions in the matter. The man I have appointed to take his place is a brick mason ly trade and there can be no objection to him on the score of incompetency and he is also an old soldier. I shall present his name to the council for confirmation if the members desire it." Councilman Griggs who made the fight on Hargreaves waa very much sur prised when told of his removal. "I9 it possible," said he, "well 1 am absolutely at a loss to understand the mayor. His action is very strange. 1 do not know whether Groesch is competent or not.but I guess there is no doubt that he is a Republican." The office pays 'M a month and will only last until the sidewalks under the Ritchie contract are completed which will be in about a month. SIGNED WITH NEW YORK. The t'ntire lioston Ije-ajciie Team Goes to the National Association. Boston, Sept. 24. A special to a morn ing paper from Louisville, Ivy., says: A report is current here to the eUect that the entire Boston league team has signed with the New York National association for next year. The players had left for Cincinnati when the report was received, but Man ager Selee, who remained here, said so far as he waa concerned, he had verbally agreed to remain with the Bostons next year. Mr. Selee intimated that the Boston players were dissatisfied with the man agement, and the team would have woe the pennant had it not been for the dis satisfaction of the players, and that this same dissatisfaction would cause whole sale desertion. Tlie Story Denied. Cincinnati, Sept. 24. Manager Selee and all the other members of the Boston base ball club who have been asked about the story that their club had joined the New York National association for next season, unite in denying its truth. They cannot even account for its origin. Independent Kwertlmh Club The Independent Swedish club meets tonight at 314 Kansas avenue, and will be addressed by D. C. Tillotson and Geo. W. Yeale. Everybody invited. DAVID AJSIDESIIOW. That Ia the Way lie Is Regarded by 11 i Com mitt eer Chairman. A. L. Clark, editor of the ,Marysvill (Marshall county) Democrat, has taken the Democratic state ticket down from the head of his editorial column, and in explanation of his acticu .hi his last week'a paper he publishes an nllilavit which he made before a notary public. In this allidavit Mr. Clark says ho visited Democratic state headquarters in Topeka September IS and had a lung talk with Chairman Richardson, of tho state central committee, who is m.i tak ing the Democratic campaign. Ho says that in this interview .Mr, Richardson said: "All we want from the Democrats of Kansas is ilit.UOU vote to defeat Lewelling." Mr. ClarK savs lu then said: "That will elect Morrill," i which Chairman Richardson replied: "That's all right." In commenting on this allidavit V. litor Clark says that the Democrats of Mar shall county do not propose to bo used as dupes. He does not say which ticket he now proposes to support. T. T. PAGE LEAVES. An Insurance Accent Who W Smart Kuouh to lieat 11 in Company ttnd c1. Thomas Taylor Page, a young man who was until ten or twelve days ago an agent in Topeka for the Metropolitan Life Iniurance company of New York city, under W. G. Bateman, the manager of the com pany here, seem to have had a surpris ing faculty for working the folks he waa working for. The company now needs him a greaJ deal more than it ever did before. Thomas, like the other agents, was al lowed his commission on applications in advance, and as it was several times tha amount of the first premium, he man aged to make of it a very profitable busi ness to himself. Like most people of his nature Thomas had a very winning way. It was not a hard matter for him to get his acquaint ances chance ones, sometimes to make an application for a policy, if he would pay the bill, with the further under standing, of course, that thuy need not thus let pay another premium and could the matter drop. Thomas worked his scheme as long as his friends held out. Here some men would have stopped discouraged, but not tio with Thomas. He immediately went into the manufacturing of names to sign to applications. It is not known at this time just how limitless his inventive powers were but it is known at Mr. Batemau's oilice that there are on hand there u great number of names that seem to havo no tlesn and blood behind thorn. A little more than a week ago Thomn concluded he needed a re-it. There was something suspicious about tha:, Mr. Bateman thought, and Lh institute d an investigation with the result that he w.-ts able to tell the above story to a Jul una I. reporter tins morning. "1 worked the case very . qu 'fly," Mr. Bateman, "and last Sunday I in. young man located at Phil! ipr dnirg. sas, even to the room in w nich b sleeping. I went to Chief of I Lindsev and aked him to wire the ;..; 1 1 i he K a:i- wa4 ..!:c.) HMf- shal of I'll illipsburg to hold the man. That was Sunday night at '.) o'clock". i i less than an hour he received a reply, saying the mar. was under arre.-t. I tu-n wired my company to know jut what steps I should take, and they were blow about answering, so that it was Tuesday forenoon before I could do anything any way. CaptHinviish came to yio Tuesday morning and said that he was going to telegraph Phillipsburg to letthomaii tro, as tiiey had no authority to hold him. 1 had not heard from the company yet, but the telegram was sent and Page was liberated. 1 heard from my company that forenoon and went before County Attorney Watford to nwcir out a warrant for Page's Hrrest. I did so ami heritr Burdge went to Phillips burg that day. lie came back Thurs day morning, but 1 did not see him until Friday afternoon when he blandly told tne that he had not been able to find the man. "It looks very much to me as though there is a petty jealousy existing between the county and city of!ic;a!a and they will not work together. Of course Page is gone now and we don't know where Iih is. The warrant is still in the hands of the sherilf, however, and with his a-os-tance 1 will catch the fellow at nil hazards and make an e itam pie of him." When Page is c;i light tho company will see to it that ho gets not less than seven years in the penitentiary, the min imum sentence for forgery. He wueeede I in borrowing money in all sums from must everybody in the oilirn Iroiu Mr. Bateman down to t!;e ofiice boy. Page came to Topeka la-t Htiminef from Chicago. His wi lowed mother lives in Washington. 1). C, and he win once a trusted employe of W. (I. Metz rott t'o Co., wholesale music dealers, an I later an employe of tho posloilice de partment. 31 1ST MAKE CHARGES GOOD Crauil Jury it 1'il !.biirjj is A uneil of ( orru pi f ni. PiTTsiirKO, Sept. 24. The grand jury has begun the investigation of chai of corruption made against its mem t en in open court. John M urphy, chief t;f public safety of Allegheny county, w charged with receiving bribes front keepers of gambling and disorder! houses. When the matter wont before the grand jury it was ignored UuVmf eleven to eleven. Attorney A. H. Ruw and then went before Judge Mageo and alleged that members of the grand jury whose names he did not give, had been corrupted by 1 he defense with gifts of otlice and cash. When called upon for affidavits he claimed to have, he refused to surrender them. This morning Foreman George Bur beck in addressing the grand jury stated that Mr. Rowand would have to appear and make good his charges or admit their falsity. In the meantime Attorney Burleigh presented a petition to the court asking that Rowand be corn pel led to produce all evidence in his possession bearing upon the matter. Read the "Wants." Many of them are as interesting as new iietui. fcioe if it is not so.