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V J (' 5 ill' 17 .V t Li ' II ;0 CENTS A WEEK. NIG 11 T EDITION. TQPEKA, KANSAS, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 29, 1S9L. TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. WHY SO IGiiORAiiT? The Governor Did Not Know of the Negligence r In Regard to Disorderly Houses in This City. NOR OIrklZE FIGHTS. Thinks It "Stnuige'That Fight ers Are Not Arrested. flavor Issues a Proclamation to the People. CAN'T PREVENT VICE Because His Hands Are Tied by Metropolitan Police Law. Disorderly House Across the Street From a Public SchooL Governor Levelling says he under. 6tands that Topeka is one of the cleanest cities in the state. When a State JouHNALrenorter asked hi m to day what l.e thou jht of the way thi disorderly houses were tailing pos session of Topeka, he said: "I did not know there had t ecu any complaint of that ki'xd; I thought Topeka was a clean city." "Well, Governor," asked the reporter, "what do you th .nk about these prize fights which liav become so frequent in ind about Topeka?" '1 f mesa they are all outside the city .tmiti." "No; there was one night before last only a short distance from police head quarters, less thai two blocks from the poiice station." The governor then Tasked: "And haven't they been arrested?" "No they hail not up to 8 o'clock this morning;"' replied the reporter. The governor t;ien continued: "Well, that is strange, I had a talk with the chief of police about these prize lights and he assured me that all the rights about Topeka were outside of the city limits. 1 guess if there was a tight in the city it was arranged ao quietly that the police did nor know anything about it until it was too late to prevent it. The chief of police has hia instructions to prevent prize lighting in the city." "Hid you have a talk with the chief of police about thv disorderly houses in Topeka, governor?" , "No, I did not; I did not know there was any complaint about them." T UK MAVOll NOT RKSD) NSI BLE. A Froolamation Stating tlie Position of t!it City Government. Mayor's Office, Topeka, Kan., Sept. 29, 1804. To the People of Topeka: The i i-.i seenu to exist that it is the duty of the mayor and council to enforce the laws and ordinances of the city, and that they are responsible for any law lessness that ia permitted to continue. I wish to correct, that impression. The state statute not only takas the enforce ment of laws in the city entirely from the mayor and council, but absolutely prohibits thetn frcm having anything to do with that subject, and makes it a. criminal offense to interfere with it iu any manner. That organized lawlessness in its worst form is permitted to continue in our city, no one can deny. Disorderly houses,not only tn the lower slums but in some of the most repectaDle portions of the city have been boldly and shamelessly run ning for months. Drinking holes and gambling hella have not been bo numerous before for many years. On one of the most con spicuous cornera in the city and directly opposite from one of our most prominent public schools an immoral months. house ha been running- for I have saen school girls, voune- ladies with echool-books in their hands, riding by that pluca in the street cars looic up into the wiudows and laugh and whisper to each other, and at other times, young men nod and laugh and wink knowingly at eaea other as they passed that place. This simply shows how wide spread is tae knowledge of such evils. And it would be .,4,;-jply astounding if the public kaew tlSi r umber and nmes of the patron ,u;juca places. Their continued existn'n.je is disgraceful, out rageous and damt able. '1 he tares they sow will never bo eradicated. Dissolute habits which they inculcate will destroy homes many year hence. The christian parents in Topeka hope to some time see their child-en happily settled in homes of tr eir owu. Even now these dens of iufaiy may be laying the foundations for the destruction of those homes. Christian ministers are weekly extolling the good and denouncing- the evils of li;e, acd yet within the very shadows of their church spires thesa infamous schools of vice are doing mare evil in a mot.th than ail the preach ing can overcome n a generation. The mayor and council are anxious to maintain the formrgood name and high standing of our city, but they have no control over the enforcement of the ordi and la-vs. The legislature icok that power from them and lodged it in the sUte admin tration, and thus took from the people of the city the power to enforce tLir own laws, and the citv ad ministration can in do sene be held re sponsible for the existence and continu ance of illegal aul disreputable places. T. . Harrison, .Mayor. Geni i Will Crnhc In I - vuu-v. Pt- The Field todv- counce tUal .uf. Geo.- oou.a uas lIf,ttdr-nS tof 1141 .th Vigilant to the Mediterranean thu winter, although he will cruiaa in tvs. wt(. ..... v.' " ills jac-ijt Atlanta. CLEW FOR THREE DAYS. Ber.Thoraas DixonSays IheHurricaueTook . Away 200 Feet of Beach. Cape Charles, Va., Sett. 20. The storm ha3 abated ia this section to some extent. The wind blew from the north west a regular hurricane for three days and nights unceasingly. The water has receded and the steamers will resume their regular trips between here and Nor folk. The firBt tidings were received here from Cobba. island about 6 o'clock last evening. The Kev, Thomas Dixon, who has been spending the summer on the island with his family, from New York, managed to get over to the main land. He said: "We have been living right in the Atlantic ocean for the past three days. The storm broke on us last Tuesday night late, and for three days and nights tne wind blew a regular hur ricane from the northeast. "On Wednesday and TLursdav the wind seemed to increase, and the entire island was submerged by three feet of water, carrying away fences, outhouses, and threatening de struction to ull who were livicg ou the island." Mr. Dixon says by actual rceaauremant 200 feet of Cobb's island beach was washed away by the enormous waves that lashed the shore, and that the inhab itants state it to be the most violent storm they have had for tvventy years, 'ill! the vegetation and some pigs were destroyed. Xo lives were lost. The water went dowti to its normal condition yesterday morning. DODGED IXBOTJl CASES. Fred Close Didn't Want to Contribute His Share to support the Ouvt-rniueut. Col. Fred J. Ciose, who came to To peka when Governor Lewelling was in augurated, lives just outside of the city in Topeka township. When the tovvnsnip assessor called on him last spring for a list of his personal property he made and swore to a state ment which reads: "All personal prop erty is listed in Doniphan county, Kan ras." A few days ago County Clerk McCabe wrote to the couuty clerk of Douiphan county, asking hici to send him a list of the personal property statement of Fred J. Close for the yeaf 1S94. Today the following reply was receiv ed: Troy, Sept 28, 1804. Dear Sir: No statement of the personal property of Fred J. Close for the year IS','4, is ou file in this ofiice. Yours truly, W. II. Forn crook, county clerk. Colonel Close will now be summoned before the county commissioners and will be asked to explain why he made a false return and tiie county clerk must according to law aid ot) per cent to his tax as a penalty for making a false re turn. S. 31. SCOTT'S MEETING. rive Ilmlerei People Attend It in N'ortlx Tnpnka. About 500 people, mostly voters, as sembled at Lukeas' opera house last night to hear S. M. Scott, Populist nom inee for congressman from this district. 1). I. Furbecis presided and after a song by the Quenemo Glee club, introduced the speaker. Mr. Scott dealt principally with the tariff and currency questions. He told some good stories, complimented his op ponent and won frequent applause. The greatest applause of the evening was elicited when he referred to Governor Lewelling as "the best governor any state ever had." He made frequent references to the failure of Charlie Curtis to meet him in joint debate, and said he would not refuse 6uch a challenge if he knew he would be vanquished. Mr. Scctt was followed 'by J. J. Schenck Populist candidate for representative from the !5th district, in a short talk de voted principally to criticising his appo nent for voting against the Greenlee maximum freight rate bill and the bill prohibiting the blacklisting of discharg ed employes by railroad companies. Walter N. Allen, of the state board of charities then mad a short talk in which he eaid that the Populist motto; "Eqal rights to all and special privileges to none" originated with Thomas Jefferson. The Populists are much pleased with the success of the meeting. TIIE JEW IS II N E"W YEAR. It Commences Tomorrow anil Will Bo Celebrated ill Tupeka. Tomorrow evening at sundown the Jewish New Year commences. Its full Hebrew name ia f'hevra Kadisho Uikur Cholitn. According to the Jewish reck oning the year 5,0o6 commences then, and it is celebrated throughout the world wherever the Jewish race is found, from Sunday evening until .Monday morniug. The year is the begiunfng of the Jewish month TishrL Thisavear the event will be celebrated in Topeka at the new temple rooms in the Masonic building, and in the ansence of a regularly ordained Habl i, L. Diinent will conduct the services which will bo held Sunday evening and Monday morn ing. The services will be in Hebrew and will consist of supplications and exhorta tions and the sins are supposed to be blotted out and the year commenced anew. Eihty-Tvro Xtarvle Twenty. Chicago, Sept. 29. Kev. Swan B. Newman, 82 years old, pastor of the Emanuel Swedish Methodist church, has taken out a license to marry Miss Anna Cecilia Ohman, aged 20. Tlw prospect ive bridegroom has been a minister for forty years and has been married before. NtillwaterTlireslilitjzl'lant Octroyed St. Pai'l, Sept. 20. Stillwater was vis ited by a $5J,0u0 fire last night which destroyed the Stillwater Manufacturing company's pi Ant, the warehouse of the .Vinuesota Thresher company and four dwailing houses. The loss was covered by insurance. Pgjtraaatrr for Mt. 3:arj . Washington, Sept. 29. TheJoIIowing is among the recent appointments an nounced at the White hoiw? today: James Comiskey, postmaster at St. Marys, Kan. Ssnth Dakota Drouth ttrolcen. Vermillion, S. D., Sept, 2i). The long drougth of two months has been broien. Hain has been falling for twelve hours and it is raining yet. The i".j3pects are for a large rainfall. II. There is Great Terror at the Chinese Capital. The Chinese Defenses Have Xow Completely Collapsed. CHINA IS HELPLESS. Chinese Army on the Yalu River Has Mutinied. The Men Are Throwing Away Their Arms. Jap anese Have Jlaue a .Laimmg North of Che-Foo. N ew York, Sept. 29. A special dis patch IroLi Shanghai says: The Chinese army at Wi Ju on the Yalu river, which is opposing the advance of the main Japanese army in Corea, has mutinied. The men are throwing away their arms because they have no ammunition, be ing cut off from their base of supplies. The Cniuese defences have completely collapsed aud are now only a farce. There is a panic in Pekiu aud the very name Japanese inspires terror every where. Ciiiua is perfectly helpless. JAPANESE EFi'Et'T A LANDING. It Is lie;orted They Have Disembarked on ilie fttliHiigrliai-Tuiijr Promunlory, Yokohama, Sept. 20. The reserves of the National Guard have been called out for active service. Shanghai, Sept. 29. It is rumored here that the Japanese have effected a landing on the coast of the Shangbai Tung promontory, to the northward of Che Foo. Advices received here from Pekin say that there is ever-increasing anxiety among the foreign popula tion, aud at Tieu-Tsi the foreigners are actively organizing for defense of the foreign quarters CHINESE FIRED THE SHIP. A War Vessel Destroyed Upon Catching Sigurht of the Japanese. London, Sept. 29. A dispatch from Shanghai today says that the commander of the Japanese warship Naniwa has re ported to the minister of marine Count Sago, that while cruising in company with the Afcitsuhima on September 23, a Chinese war ship was sighted stranded in the gulf of Tair-en-Wan. The Japanese believe she was the Kwang-Kai. The Chinese crew on board of her when the Japanese cruisers ap proached, set tire to their ship and es caped ashore. The warship was reported to have been so damaged as to be useless for fur ther righting, and the Japanese com pleted her destruction. B A NK STAT EM EX T . Imports of Specie have Fallen Off Oreatly Compared With I . a -1 Year. New York, Sept.29. The weekly bank statement shows the following changes: Ileserve, increase S17, loo; loans, de crease $o5S,4oO; specie, increase $148. 400; legal tenders, increase $:34o,4U0; deposits, decrease $1,294,000; circulation, increase $3015,00. The banks now hold $00,749,875 in excess of the require ments of the 23 per cent rule. The city banks lost by the interior move ment this week $471,000 in gold and legal tenders, and by the sub-treasury opera tions f 1.200,000, making a total los9 of $1,671,000. The imports of specie this week were $GG,S17, of which $.j0,69." were of gold, against a total of $340,39S last week and $523,571 the corresponding week last year. For the nine months of this year the imports of Bpecie were $15,009,344, against $59,796,113 the corresponding period last year. TIN PLANTS TO CLOSE. All the Factories in the Country to Close Tonight. Pittsburg, Sept. 29. Tonight all the tin plate plants in the country will close down, and there is no indication as to when they will again be put into opera tion. There ia a wide difference between the manufacturers and workers on the subject of wages, and the latter insist that notwithstanding- the reduction of duties that the wages agreed upon in June can be paid the balance of the year. Two important reasons are given for the action taken by the manufacturers; one is that the closing of the factories is being done to discourage prospective builders of tin plate plants. There are at least, ten in course of erectiou in the United States, while manufacturers of tin plate machinery are enlaiging their works. It was decided to put up some of these ft factories after it was known that the rut in the duty would be one cent per pound. Another reason given by the manufac facturers is that under Secretary Car lisle's ruling 40 million pounds of tin plate, now in bond, can be put on the market on Monday by paying the new tariff of 1.2 cents per pound. This will till all the demands for some time to come. On the other hand the workmen assert that the shut down is merely a scheme of the manufacturers to compel their employes to work for less wages. REPUBLICAN FLAM BE A U X The Colored Voters of the First Ward Organize One With Fifty Mcmherg. The colored Republican voters of the First ward organized a flambeau club last night with forty-three members to start with. The managers of the club say the objective number is fifty, but that they would be able to get sixty-live if they wanted them. W. E. Siewart was mada chairman and George Aber nathy will be the drillmaster. Uhe club will havrt all the necessary appurten ances, white suits and alL They will drill Uonday nights, and expect to be able to take part in the McKinley exef ciaes Wednesday morning. PMIIC AT, PEK TODAY'S POPULIST RALLY. It Is At the City Park and is Well At tended. . There is a well attended Populist rally at the City park today. There are be tween 1,500 any 2.000 people there in spite of the cold wind to listen to Popu list speeches. There was a parade in the forenoon but in point of numbers it was a failure. Less than one hundred people were in line but there was plenty of music, Jack son's military band leading the proces sion. There were two other bands in wagons. The procession marched to the City park where a small crowd was gathered. II. B. Kellev and S. M. Scott made short speeches and the Quenoino glee club famished Populist songs. After dinner the meeting opened in earnest before a large assemblage. Senator W. A. Peffer was chairman and made a short address. lie said that the question uppermost in the mind of every one is what is the new party going to do. "The old parties have showed by years of experience that they are unable to deal with the great questions that con front us. There is no difference between the Democratic and Kepublican party. An extra session ot congress was called by a Democratic president to consum mate a work of infamy commenced twenty years ago by their predecessors. I refer to the demonetization of silver." Senator Peffer discussed the Wilson bill, and said it was only a little better than the McKinley bill. "Next Wednesday," he said, "Governor Mc Kinley, of Ohio, one of the best men in the world, will tell you about a system which has proven so dis astrous to the country. You men of Kan sas have no interest whatever in a pro tective tariff. There was a time when I took my inspiration from John Sherman and -M cKinley (laughter from Republi cans) but I have learned a whole volume in a year, and I say now that the protec tive tariff is a stupendous failure." (Ap plause.) The senator closed his address with a discussion of the money question and then introduced Gov. Lewelling. "No man," he said, '"not even the president, has had so much to contend against and it would be assuming that Gov. Lewelling were more than mortal if he had not been led astray when, if he had been given more time and have been allowed to choose his own counselors, he would not have made the mistakes. lie has come out unscathed." Gov. Lewelling then spoke, and was followed by Jesse Harper. WILL THEY FUSE? How Can the Second District IleitiorratsDo It Without Indorsing AVillard. Kansas Citv, Sept. 29. A special to the Star from Olathe, Kas., says: The Democratic congressional committee of the Second district is in session in this city this afternoon. It is believed that fusion on congressman is the object of the meeting and the presence of 11. L. Moore, the Democratic candidate for congress, adds to the belief that efforts will be made to get Willard, the Popu list nominee to retire. Frank A. Willard, the Populist nomi nee for congress iu the Second, has re peatedly said he would not withdraw nor allow himself to be pulled off. The only thing the Democratic con gressional committee can do towards a fusion or a consolidation of the interests of the Populists and Democrats in- the ! Second district will be to withdraw their i own candidate. Col. II. L. Moore. I Chairman Breidenthal of the Populist ! state central committee, say3 Willard I cannot be pulled off. A GREAT SYNDICATE DEAL. All the Paper IH ills on the Fox River to he Purchased hy Englishmen. Milwaukee, Sept. 29. A special to the Wisconsin f 'om Appleton, Wis., says the greatest syndicate deal since the purchase of the American breweries by Luglish capitalists has just been concluded and unless something unforeseen occurs all the paper and pulp mills on Fox river will pass into the hands of an English syndicate on April 1. It is learned from parties interested in the sale that every paper and pulp maker on Fox river, with two exceptions, has signed a contract giving options on all mills, machinery, water rights, leases and other property. The option is good for six months from October 1. The properties involved in the deal in clude twenty-nine paper and twenty-one pulp mills. The value of these plants is estimated at ten million dollars. The daily product when running to the nor mal capacity amounts to 1,300 miles of paper iu a sheet seventy-six inches wide ana 300 tons of pulp. The value of the product is about $50,000 daily. In the management of the business under the new proprietors the present ac'.ive owners are to be retained as man agers, as also are all heads of depart ments in the mechanical portion of the mills. j. tr An ollice will be established at Chicago, in wmch the business of the mills will ioe transacted. GOULDS FIGHT TAXES. They Are Tryinir to ii-t Out of Assess- luents Against Them. New York, Sept. 29. The children of the late Jay Gould and the executors of his estate have procured an order from Justice Lawrence, of the supreme court, requiring the tax commissioners of this city to show cause why they should not remove the tax assessed against them. They claim they are not residents and are not subject to a personal tax. A sim ilar proceeding was brought some time ago, but has been hanging fire, and they now ask to have the matter disposed of. Kedaeln;the Treasury I-'oref. Washington, Sept.29. The Dockery act, passed ut the last session of congress for the reorganization of the clerical force and the methods of accounts in the treasury department, will go into effect October 1. This act reduced the clerical iorce of the department by 157, which aecessitatea many dismissals. 100 dozen Mason jars for sale cheap at J. M. Knight's, 404 ilauaas ave. GOT HISJPIIGE A Disehaiged Workman at Chi cago Kills His Employer. Terrible. Struggle of the Men on a Hiirh Scaffolding. A FIGHT IN 3IID AIR. The Murderer Pushes His Man Oif the Structure. After Plunging a IJutcher Knife Into His Stomach. The Body Falls Headlong Into the River. Chicago, Sept 29. Two men strug gling on a bit of iron that projected from the Metropolitan "L" road bridge super structure over the river, attracted fully 500 persons to Jackson street bridge last night. The battle lasted scarcely three ! minutes and then one contestant plung i ed headlong down into the water with a I fearful gash in his abdomen, and from ! the effects of which he will probably die. Martin Randall was only a few days ago employed in the construction of the new ! bridge. George Atkinson, superintend ent of the iron construction, dismissed him for cause and Randall left, swearing vengeance. Last night while the night crew was working, Atkinson was perch ed on one of the beams directiug- his as sistants below. No ouo heeded Randall as he clam bered up the ladder alongside the crane and crept across the tangle of iron cross pieces. He reached Atkinson's side and catching him by the throat tried to hurl him into the river. Atkinson is a power ful man, and resisted with all his strength. The combatants swayed to and fro and the workmen below watched the battle for life as if spell bound. Atkinson lost his balance and plunged downward, but caught at the beam in time to hold himself. Randall hud straightened up as his antagonist shot downward, but noting the new lease of life he had secured threw open his coat and drew out a iong-bladed butcher k n i f e. Then deliberately kneeling down ho reached below and plunged the weapon deep into his helpless victim. Atkinson's hands released the beam and he fell into the water. Randall sought to escape, but was captured as he reached the ground. Otlicers Fallon and Butcher procured a boat hook aud fished him outo f the wa ter. There was a fearful gash in his abdo men from which blood wis pouring in a thick stream. Physicians were called and after sewing up the wound sent him to the company's temporary hospital. Randall was locked up. PR OMPT PAY31E N T. A Compliment for a Topeka Fire Insur ance Company. The following complimentary notice appears in the Salina Republican of the 27th, referring to the payment on Wed nesday of a loss in Salina's big tire on Sunday: "J. W. Going, secretary of the Shawnee Fire Insurance company of 'lo peka, adjusted the loss of the Lberhardt Lumber company on buildings yester day. The adjustment was entirely sat isfactory and prompt payment with sight draft shows promptness on the part of this company. This is a Kansas institu tion and is growing. It has the entire confidence of those who know its man agement and resources. It does a con servative and legitimate business and pays it3 losses promptly." A Minister Arrested. Rev. J. L. Longdon a man who has been a Methodist preacher but has had no charge lately, has been arrested through the efforts of the Social Purity league for an offence which, it is the aim of the league to suppress. A woman uamed Mrs. Bailey, whose real name is said to be Brown, is the co-respondent. Longdon is in the county jail and he ia trying to get J. G. Waters to defend him. Counterfeiter Ari-fited. Policeman John Dagg, officiating aa a special deputy United States marshal, last evening arrested James Tyler, a col ored man who lives on South Monroe street, on a charge of counterfeiting. He was taken before United States Com missioner Wagener, and in default of $1,000 bond, was committed to jail. Ho will have his hearing next Tuesday. Xicli Child round Sot .uilty. The jury in the Nick Childs liquor case after being out six hours brought in a verdict shortly after noon today, of not guilty. Ouo of the jurymen stated that tun verdict was reached by finding the testimony of John Collingsworth unwor thy of belief, and ignoring the testimony of De Wilkerson and J. T. Payton. The Institute of Arts and Languages begins active work on Monday. Stu dents will be received at any time in pri vate or class room work. The prospec tus soon to lie issued will give all infor motion. Prof. F. P. Cleaves is secretary and mav be consulted at 507 W. 10th st. LOCAL MENTION. About forty Rossville people came to Topeka this morning on the Union Pa cific plug to hear Gov. Lewelling. The Republican Flambeau club meets at the court house tonight to arrange for a more practical uniform and to consider trips to other towns in the near future. The Populists have completed their poll of Rossville township and claim, to have a majority ot seven votes for Schenck for member of he legislature, to succeed A. C. Sherman." I. J. org for Oingrrsi. Hamilton, O., Sept. 29. The Demo crats of the Third district tod ty nomi nated Cougressuiau Paul J. Sory for con- SHOT BY ACCIDENT. Hubert T. Campbell, Nephew of County Commissioner Campbell, Kills Himself. . Robert T. Campbell was shot and in stantly killed last evening between sun down and dark near his father's home, four miles east of Ttcumseh. He was out hunting, and the shooting was acci dental. He was 22 years old, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Campbell, and nephew of County Commissioner Campbell. . Last evening after he came home frcm work he took his shot-gun and went to hunt rabbits. Juat beforo dark his father heard two shots in succession, which seemed to be near the house, but noth ing was thought of it until dark when the young man did not come home. His parents then became uneasy and started to hunt for him. They were not successful for some time and the neigh bors were called in. At W o'clock young Campbell was found 200 yards from the house. He was dead. The entire top of his head had been carried away by the discharge of the gun. One leg was fast to a wire fence a.nd it ia supposed that iu attempting to climb over the feiu-o the hammers of the gun caught on a wire discharging it. Tne wound had the appearance that the loads from both barrels had struck tho unfortunate young man. A dead rabbit was found where he was found and another was lying 20 foot away and it ia thought that ho was climb ing over the fence to get the second rabbit when he was killed. The victim of the accident attended Washburn college last year, and spent the summer at the state normal. He had intended to teach the home school in dis trict 63, to commence next Monday. He was a young man of great promise, and never made an enemy. The funeral was held today at 8 p. rn., and the body was buried in tho Big Springs cemeteiy. A WOMAN TESTS THE ARMOR Captain Manmil Fires IUI!es at Ills Sister , in-law. Chicago, Sept. 29. Captain Manard, the English marksman, last night gave a private exhibition to newspaper men of his new bullet-proof armor, considerable notice of which has appeared in tho English press. Cant. Manard used a o- Martin-llenry rifle in his experiments. The lirat test was at a piece of steel about one-eighth of an inch in thickness. This was placed in a vice and the-car-tridges which the captain intended to use were handed to tho members for safe keeping. The first of these were tired at the steel plate and the result was a jagged hole. "Shall I lire at tho elate or tho lady this time," asked ("apt. Manard, and there was a chorus of "At tho plate." Again the bullet plowed its way through tho steel. Those present refused a second tirno to ask the young lady, who was Mrs. Ma uaid -i sister, to pose as a mark, but tho captain told her to istep forward, and sho did so without hesitation. Mrs. Julia Manard held a pack of whito cards in front of her sister's body, and Captain Manard 11 red. Miss Manard moved just a trifle as a result of the shock, but the smili never left her face that had come to it at tho refusal of those present to ask her to stand in front of the rifle. Other tests were malo with tho regu latiouSpringlield riile in uso in the Amer ican army, and with tho same result. Ho will ask Gen. Miles to nuke tests of tho resisting power of the material. O F F E RE D HER S;iOO,)i.)0. Mm. Vanderhilt Won't Takn It Hut WhiiH u Public Divorce. New York, Sept. 29. Mrs. W. K. Yanderbilt, who has arrived on the Lucauia, is determined to incur nil the publicity of a divorce. It isn't money she wants but a vindication. "Mr. Vanderbilt will not contest tho suit," eaid a friend of the family, "for ho made it possible with deliberate inten tion aud offered to settle $300,000 a year on hia wife and children in the event of a separation without the publicity at tending a divorce. Mrs. Vanderbilt re fused this offer, and the Vandejbilt family will not make any effort to effeci. a re conciliation." IT ISGEriNG SHAKY. Rocky Mountain "News" Trying to Flop Out of t lie Populist Party. Denver, Sent. 20.- The "White Wings" or administration Democrats, have given up their organization and gone in with the silver Democrats. A. ticket has been agreed on with C. H. Thomas for governor, and a few otlicea filled by anti-Waite Populists. A prominent Democrat sayg: 'Tho fu sion is" tho working out of a scheme of T. M. Patterson, the Populist editor of -'News,' who wishes to get back into the Democratic party." bernhIrdt's nev play. She has Added the Second M rs. Tunqucray to lier ICole. London, Sept. 29. Sarah Bernhardt has added "The Second Mrs. Tanrpueray" and "Oscar Wilde's Salome," to her rep ertoire. The chief event of tho coming sea son af the Opera Comiquo I'aria, will bo. a lyrical version of Da Famine d.f Claude, the words by M. Galetand musio bv M. Albert Cogen. Packaze f"l. :.'. Ji"d at Alrhlnon Atchison-, Katis., Sept. 29. It has just become known that a $ 1,35! Well-Fargo package mysteriously disappeared from the Adams express oflico here laat Mon day. Officials are investigating, with no clue to work upoD, however. Iteport About the li.. of 1. I'utrne. Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 29. James R. Carnahaii, major general of the uni form rank of the Knights of Pythias, says that the report sent out from this city that the supreme council, Knights of Pythias, may meet in this city instead of Minneapolis, is not true. He saya tho report ia doing great harm. lneball P' imoul I nlurlrrl. Baltimore, Sept. 29. Baseball en thusiasts iu large numbers gathered iu front of the American oitice at noon to witness the unfurling of the new pennant' flaf. It ia in tho shape of a burgee, twenty feet long. At the masthead it it ten feet and tapers to five feet apart. The inscription reads: "Champion bas ball club of the United Statu,"