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i r s rf?,1!f"T -IT" .T' iH 111-1 i-i , v - ) 'A s i J . ( V 'n' N X v , 10 CENTS A WEEK. TOPBKA, KlXSiS, FRIDAY EVENTINTG, OOrOBEIl 26, 1S91. TWENTY-SECOND YEAK. i ( , I A CRUSH1HG BLOW. The Japanese Field Marshal Plans One Heavy Stroke. lis Intention is to Fiirht a Big 15 ittle Sunday. DRAW THE NET CLOSER Japanese b re Gradually Closing" Jn on the Chinese. Chinese W-re Badly Kouted in a Battle Yesterday. Yokohama. Oct 2- Later dispatches fr oin tii'- Vjitt nvtr slww that iu the oa tie K.ught yesterday between the Chinese and Jadaess. CV'Jd Chinese troops of all ariiij tre utterly routed. Cut.MLi.ru, O.-t 0. Dispatches from W iJu, dated midnight, give aiiiu.uu.il details of it.e lutuB fougut benveeu iho Chinese and Japanese across the Valu river, (rdri. Nodzu. the J,iraaese chief of staff, il appears, succeeded in getting the main body of the Japanese army acroaa Hit- Yaiu river, wnuoui mistiap, before daylight ou 1 'nursday. Then Loiuiiol Sato wad sent forward at the heal of a tiymg column on a reeon nuiter.ng expod.ii.ni, and ne discovered the enemy occupying a fortified position neir the village of Fu Miang, on the right Lank of tin Yalu. In spue of the fact thai he aad no artillery at his dis posal. Colonel Sato immediately com menced an utttck uputt the Chinese and a tierce lignt followed The L'hiues fought desperately and stubbornly. '1 hi attack began at 10 o'clock in tLe morning and latad until noon, wheu tlij Chinese began wavering, bruke an 1 eve ltualiy reiired in great dis order, failing back upon Kulienchas. The troops commanded by Colonel Suto, af:er the- Cuinese had retired, set to work upon the demohshment of the fortifications of Fu Shang. Inside of the f ortiticattond they found 20o Chinese dead. The Japanese also captured a number of prisoners, among whom was a Chinese otlirer who sta ed tliat the position was held I y eighteen battalions of Chinese troops. The Japanese escorting their prisoners then marcned in lh direction of (ien Xodzu'j main body with the in tention of joining it. The number of Chinese is not Known. The Japanese lost five decern and ninety tnen killed and wounded. Later dis patc hes said that the Chinese outposis were failing back upon Kulien chas where it is expected that the only reaily determined. stand of the Chinese ia Maiicnuria will be made. It is understood that Field Marshal Yamagataa' plans are completed iu every detail for inflicting what he hopes will turn out to be a, crushing blow upon the Chinese. Several columns of Japa nese troops are acting in con cert after the manner adopt ed by the Japanese commander at the battle of Ping Vang, and it is ex pected that they will deliver a simulta neous attack upon the Chinese position. If the Japanese, field marshal's plans are carried out in the manner indicated in the dif patches from the front, it is prob able t:iat the network of the invaders will be completed around the Chinese position by mi ln''ht on Saturday, thus enabling the J... aa ie attack to be deliv ered at dawn o i aaday. But if the Japanese columns succeed in occupying the position assigned io them previous 'o midnight on Saturday it is believed lit attack will be deliv ered at the earlie-t possible moment. Some doubts are expressed among tiie Japanese comnanders as to the reported strength of the Chinese position at Kuli enaehs, and Uex Nodzu is said to be not quite certain himself, as spies and pris oners have furcished various reports on the subject. It is reported that the Chinese bat teries at Kulienchas have been increased from three to eleven, but on the other hand, rumor has it that it is extremely doubtf jl whether all these batteries are fudy armed. All reports oin in saying1 that the esprit-du-corps an 1 health of" the Japa nese troops a:e es.ee. 1 -nt, audit is said to be the uuiveroai auior.ion of ali classes of tue service o capture Moukden be fore the birthday of tue emperor of Japan, which occurs on November a. J RIl Y S I3IPS0X TO BE HERE I! WSU 'laie a ppr-li Hereon Republi can JUully Xiglit. Saturday, November 3, will be a big day in dopena in a political way. The Republican cou !v central committee has for three weeks ieeu preparing for an all day rally to ( luce with a flambeau dis play aud 8 eak inir at night. This mornias C'uas. A. Taylor, of the state superintetuent of insurance's of fice received a leter from Jerry Simpson, in which the Sevea'h district Populist congressman said ha would make two speeche dur ing the campa.fu in Charley Curtis' dis trict an 1 will speak in Topeka Saturday night, November 3. Since Simpson is to be here both the Populists and Republicans are expected to turn out in Urge numbers. Simpson will spak at Hamilton hall and tue Re publican meeting will be at the Grand opera house. WILL STAY IX TOPEKA. Secretary of Stat Osbora Will Live Here Wlien He Leaves Otlice. Secretary of btate R S. Ogborn, whose term cf office will expire in January, Bays he expects to engage in a business which will take him from the great lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and will compel him to be south in the winter and north in the summer, tut he will live in Topeka aud have his headquarters here. Capt. Osborn says he proposes to live in To peka until people learn that he is not as rasco.1 as te hag been Dainted. LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER The City IJefiristi"atioi AVill Clo, Tonight at About 8,;mi. When the registration books close at 9 o'clock tonight they will record the largest registration in the history of the city. At noon today lh number had reached 8,cJGJ, and there will probably be 8,5, u when the last mau receives his certificate tonight. The large registration is ascribed to various causes. 'Ilia Hepu blicans claim they wdl gain, and that people are reg istering who have not voted before be came they are anxious to defeat the PopulUts, aud tbe Populists say that the extra voters are disgruntled Republicans who did not vote on other year's because they wore dissatisfied with the .Republi can party. Tnere are ethers who say, and with more reason, that the large registration is caused by thoe wh are anxious to vote ou the suffrage amendment. The city has been thoroughly canvassed by representatives of ail parties, and a Re publican or Populist who has not regis tered is hardly to be fouu i in tue City. The boa d of election supervisors, which is made up of the poace comtiHs sionero and the cummi.-rijiipr of elections, will meet in the oilico of the commis sioner, in the city build. -ig, at t o'clock tomorrow morning. i here are a great many appe i.s from the men wuo have bertii refused registration, and some of those -who are auapected of having reg istered falsely will be looked up and tueir names will be erased from the booKs. THEY DON'T LIKE IIUIIX. ln.satisfa-tory Speeches Matte ly a. Kepub liran Campaigner in Kltis. Sam Motz, one of the Republican work ers of ililis county, who is in Tupeka to day, says Farmer K. II. Funsfon is mak ing more votes for the Republican ticket than any speaker who has visited the bixth district during the cimpaij. n. ilr. ilo'.z does not spejn do compli mentary of Jaob Huhi:, a Cerman, who makes speedier- in Germ v.:, and was sent out by the stale central committee to talk to the Ellis county Russians. II3 said: "iluhn talked anti-prohibi-'o 1 ;nd anti-suffrage and made a very g .od speech on tlio issues of the cam paign from a Republican t-tandpoint, but when he. gets down to local matters he falls down by telling Lis audience that he understands ali the par'ies have nominated good men for the couaty cili ces, and he has nothing to say about that." This has so displeased the F.Iiis county Republican committee that they have canceled teveral of Huhri's dates. NEW CO If 10 HAT IONS. Companies Organized lo io l-Su-iiiie. in K.anas lirante.'i Cliartcis. The following charters have been tiled with the secretary of state: The Petry Hose-Coupling company of Wichita. Capi al stock lO.uu'i. Di rectors, Frank W. Petry, Minnie C. Petry, Henry H. Leonard, Maitie R. Hatfield, Grant A. Hatfield. The Methodist Episcopal church of Gridley, Coffey county. Trustees, V. II. Hughes, D. C. Swayze, II. H. Etrett, A. J. Raker, W. T. Y -emt'..i, C. II. ritukey, F. A. Pope and J. S. Olson. The Victory Church of the Evangeli cal Association of isorth America for Nemaha county. Trustees, Isaac A. Wiley, Adam Klaeger, Howard Marnier and Jacob Corwin. TO 31 KEED IN IOWA. Will Speak All Afternoon and r-i'eniiijj' at Waterloo. Waterloo, la, Oct. 6 Thomas B. Reed and party arrived here today on the private car of President Ives, of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids k. Northern road. Mr. Reed's car was besieged at every station on tho route last night by great crowds until bed time. Early this marning the "czur's" car was invaded by hnndicds of ciuz.ins and an impromptu rcctpi ion was accorded the visitors before the party had break fasted. At 10 o'clock there wis a reception at the hotel by which Mr. Reed was kept busy until noon. Special trains arrived hourly on all ioad-J. aud a crowd of 8,0 j0 to 12,t.0J people was iu the city by noon. Stands were erected all over the city. Mr. l!o -d will make speeches during the afteruoju and evening at seven different piai-s throughout the city. No pdnce in the city will begin to ac commodate the people for one meeting. Tue prominent speakers in atlendance besides Mr. Reed are Congressman R. B. Hill and ( ongressman Henderson of Illinois; Ex-Cougi-.vsman Struble of the Eleventh Iowa difci2t, Updegrall and Sweeney of the Fourth Iowa district. Congressman R. G. Rif bins of the Fifth district an i Hen lers on of the Third disuir', besides mcst of the Republican candidates lor congress in all the north Iowa districts. KX E W W il E ii E T it E Y LI YE D A Couple of Tramps Locate Tlieir Present Abiding: Place Indefinitely. There wasn't much that was interest ing in police CJtirt this morning, and Judge Eusminger thought seriously of canceling the engagement. C. W. Jones h id beea drunk. C. W. was a teacher and was registered as such, and that may have beea the reason he was dismissed. Frans Lynch is a laborer. He had beeu drunk and was ashamed of it. lie had to admit it, however, aud the judge very compnsioualely made his fine the minimum, !j;5. Jim Johnson and George Wilson were ragged and dirty as they stood before his honor twirling their hats and expecting thirty days. "Where do you live?" asked the judge of Jim. Jim looked ead and forgotten, "No whur;" he sa.d. "And you?" to George. A sort of apologetic Luraor gleamed through the dirt on George's face. "I've irot the room just above 'im," he said, and the judge dismissed both of them. A Silver Loan or 1. .:. Ii: Tarlx. London, Oct. 2 j. Tiie Standard in its financial article this morning, says a sil ver loan of 1,.j0U,'JUU taels for the city of .'wton is being offered in London, prob ably in order ta feel the pulse for a Chinese lo&o. NOT SAVED YET. Unfortunate Miners at Iron Iountain,Mich.Still Buried. Only One Man Escaped from Under the Falling 3Iass. FELL A HUNDRED FEET lioof of the Mine Was Loosened by Water. Buried Men Can't be Reached Before Xijrht. 'the iscousiu froui Iron .icuntaiu, ; liliclL, says: fhe fate of the eieveu miners who A'ere eutoinbjd yesterday in the Paw-abiC uiine is stiU in doubt. The awful acc.dent with the great uncer tainty as to the faie of the eieveu en tombed men, has shrouded this commu nity m gloom. Tiie fate of tue men in the pit will be definitely Known before night. Following is a correct list of men entombed: Thomas Peuglase, Wni. Oli ver, Samuel Husband, (jjorire Wilcox, Stepneu Allen, Wm. fiaird, George Po reue, John 'Ihomas, George R.ckard, Peter lleliberg, John Farrell, Peter ilascoe. Tue shaft boss in charge of the men at the time of the accident, and the only one known to have escaped uninjured, etates that the accident was caused by running water eating away the sand stone capping in a room 1UJ feet iu height on the third level. This immense mass of rock, weighing hundreds of tons, rushed dowu througu the door of the le-ei, carrying away timbers and every thing to the fourth level, on which the men were working. He heard the thundering crash of rock and broken timbers, aud by iat running made his e-scaps. Peter Gabardi, a trammer, at work directly under the falling rock, was caught and crushed to death. His body has been recovered. THE CZAR SLEPT WELL. 1 Uere Are o 1'onvulsivB Sins, ThouH tiie Urdt ina Has Increased. St. Peteksblku, Oct. 20. The follow ing bulletin was iasued at 11 o'clock this morning: "The czar slept fairly well last night, and his appetite this morning is good. There are no somtiolent or convul sive signs. The oedema has increased." The bulletin is signed ia the regular manner by the physicians in attendance. 1'rayers For tiie (zar at LSorlin. Bkri.ix, Oct. 26. A special service at wlich prayers will be olFered up for the recovery of the czar will be held this aft ernoon at the chapel of the Russian em bassy here. Emperor William has an nounced his intention of attending this service, aud has commanded the pres ence of the royal princes, the aides-decamp, the general commanders of regi ments, the Berlin garrison staff and tne otlicers of the Alexander regiments. The service was held according to pro gramme at 1 o'clock this afternoon, and was most impressive. Among those present in-addition to the notabilities al ready mentioned, were tiie president of the Prussian ministry, all the other min isters and nearly all the diplomatic corps. GOY. STONE OFFERS AID. fsaid to Hare Awked -J. Milton Turner if He Wanted l'rotertinn I'rom Mobs. lMrA.NAioi.is, lad, Oct. 20. A state ment is credited to J. Milton Turner, on the highest authority this morning, lo the effect that he had received a tele gram from the governor of Missouri asking him if he wants protection from Missouri against mob violence, and sug gesting that he ask Gov. Matthews of Indiana to intercede in his behalf. Turner, who was minister to Liberia under Grant, attempted to deliver a Democratic 6peech in this city Wednes day night aud was mobbed. He says now tiiat he will probably address the colored people again on Saturday wheu more trouble may be expected. Opra Siotir 11 i 1 i n Aio fletter. London, Oct. 26. Eugene Ouidin, the operatic singer, who ws announced in these dispatcues on Monday last, to be suffering from paralysis, is no better. Tue paralysis was induced by a clot on the brain. He has been unconscious since Saturday last, when while chattino with some friends at the Reichter con cert, he was suddenly seized with the disease. Invrsligiliiis Chinese Frsnill. Portland, Ore., Oct iO. Special Agent M. B. Hurley of Chicago has been on the Pacific coast incognito for several months encaged in investigating- Chi nese certiheate frauds. lie intimates that there are fully 4,, UO fraudulent cer tificates in this state. They have not all beeu used, but are for sale by Chinese and white agents. ii. 3IcColi Will Jlnvr- Ilia C'hnnce. Washington, Oct. 2G. The war de partment has referred to Gen. McCook commanding the department of Colorado, the complaint of the Indian bureau that the Moqui Indians in Arizona, threaten an outbreak as a result of an attempt to place their children in school. As the Muqu.3 number but oJJ, and are not a warnke tnbe.little importance is attached to their threats. Slaley Amin e.ainn n Hecidcd Victory. Tangier?, Oct. 26. It is announced that Muiey Amin, who was ordered by the sultan to t;o to .uelilla with a force of 7l'-J infantry, UJ cavalry and four guns in ordsr to delimit the Spanish and Moor ish frontier which has hitherto been pre vented by the Riff tribesmen, has in flicted a crushing defeat upon the rebel lious Haiahinas. Trial or Lynchers October 2S. Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 26.- The trial of the members of the mob who lynched -ix negroes near Millington, Tean., August 31, has been set for October 29. ZELLA MCUOLAUS' STORY. Klie Has & Startling One to Tell the Leiotr Com luittee. Set Yoke, Oct. 2tj. It is stated Zella Niehoiaus has been in closa conference w-ith Lawyer Goff and his partner, Mr. Puiloci, for the last three days. She will be subpoenaed to appear before the sen ate committee at an early date, and she declares she will tell all she knows. What that it will be is kno.vn in detail only to Zjila, the committee's counsel and the persons implicated, but it is alleged her testimony will include an exposure of the secret relations between a world famous multi-millionaire of this city and a man who has long posed as the cheva lier Bayard of the police department. She will, it is asserted tell all the cir cumstances atten ia it upon the financial transactions between those two notable gentlemen, in consequence of which, she alleges police protection of an extraor dinary nature was furnished to the mag nate and the machinery of the police force was employed ia the accomplish ment of a private and by no means ir reproachable purpose. .Miss Nicholaus said: "I have con sented to appear before the committee. I shall ieil what I know, sparing no detail, phieidiug no man- the whole truth, and cothiug but the truth. The exact facts w ill bo quite enough in this case without elaboration of any kind. I have been in communication with -Mr. Guff and his partner. 1 expect to be subpeeuaed im mediate! v." A X i'l-TOXIN E SEUU3I. First Consignment of tiie !New iphthc rii Cure Keacha Nftff York. New York, Oct. 20. A consignment of a drug upon which the attention of the medical profession the world over is centered, has just come through the cus tom house. It is a small quantity of the new remedy for diphtheria, the anti toxine serum. This is the first portion of the drug to reach this country from the laboratory of Prof. Behriug of Ber lin, its discoverer. The consignment came to Dr. George E. Shrady, the editor of the Medical Record, aud Dr. I.ouis Fischer, also of this city. The quantity they received is very small. The serum that has been in use here previous to this importation was from the laboratory of Prof. Arouson. It is considered the serum from Prof. Behriag is more powerful and will re tain its power for a longer time thau any brought here previously. WOULD LIMIT OFFSPRING. Airs. D'Ari'ulnhle Want i.aw s to i'revent l.ai-ge Kamiliet of Poor People. Ciiaiu.kvoix., Mich., Oct. 20. -Mrs. Agnes T. D'Arcamble, founder of the Home of Industry in Detroit, aud one of the foremost charity workers in the state, has provoRed a sensation by her address in the state charities convention, She demanded that legislation be enacted to prevent large families where the parents are indigent or unhealthy. She argued that people had no right to bring children into the world when they could not support and educate them or be certain that they would be physi cally strong. The convention agreed with Mrs. D'Arcamble's views, but took no further action. NEW PLOT OF ANARCHISTS. French Keil Are l'lanninsj to Itlow I p tiie CHamberof Deputie. Paris, Oct. 2(5. The Matin states that information was receutly received at the prefecture of police saying that the an archists are preparing for a fresh out rage. It is said that three compagdons have resolved to come to Paris from three points Poissy, Lille and Lyons for the purpoie of blowing up the cham ber of deputies. The Paiaia Bourbon consequently is watched by the police with redoubled vigilance, and the strictest surveilauce possible is being exercised over all anar chists and suspected persons, particular ly those who are known to the police in the three towns mentioned. ATKINSON' WON BY 24,101. The Official Figures of tiie State Election in Georgia. Atlanta, Ga., -Oct. 26.- The official count of the vote at the recent state elec tion was completed this evening, and shows that W. Y. Atkinson, Democrat, has a majority of 24,161 over J. K. limes, Populist. A kinson ran about 7,0U0 be hind the others ou the state ticket. W031EX WILL TRY TO YOTE Two Hundred and Fifty W. C. T. IT. Women at Anderson, Ind., Will Test tiie Law. Andkrson, lnd, Oct. 26. Two hun dred and lifiy members of the Women's j Christian Temperance union passed reso i lutiona tonight to go to the polls iu No vember and attempt to vote in order to aid in testing the constitutionality of the Indiana state law. Cleveland. rant a Itcnpite. Washington, Oct. 26. The president has granted a lurther respite until Nov. 23 next to Thomas St. Clair, convicted in California of murder upon the high seas. He was sentenced to be hanged w ith Herman feparf and Hans Hanson on Oci. 26, 1SJ3, but an appeal having been taken to the United States supreme court by Sparf and Hanson, the respite is granted peudiug action upon the ap peal. rMnie That Jionf y Wa sqaiadpred. Washington, Oct. 26. The Indian of lice has received a report from E. C. Vincent, iu charge of the irrigation work on the Navaj.ie reservation in New Mex ico, refuting the statement made by Lieu tenant Piuiuiaer, acting ludiaa agent at that place. Lieutenant I'lummer had 6tated that money was being squandered on the irrigation works and that it was not being properly done. Mat- Aum Control of Hamoi. London, Oct. 26. A dispatch to the Times from Auckland, N. Z, says either the prime minister or the colonial treas urer will visit Samoa in January in ref erence to New Zealand's proposal to as sume control of the islands. Ararnr Is Transtrtins finvineKH. Calcutta, Oct. 26. News has been received at Simla, dated October, from Cabul saying that the ameer of Afghau UUUi wu atteadiug to business as usual. CHEST OFBRIBERY. Commissioner Roosevelt Talks About Civil Service. He Urges Its Extension to All Oiliees. FULL OF CORRUPTION'. The Spoils System is Iniquitous in the Extreme, The Law Should be Made More Strict He Says. Washington, Oct 26. The extension of civil service and the general political assessment cases were discussed today by Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt in an an interview with an Associated Press reporter. Mr. Roosevelt Baid: 'Every fail as the election comes the need of a radical and sweeping extension ; of the ciassitied service becomes more j and more apparent. All of the goveru- ment service not under the provisions of ' the civil service law forms a vast bribery : chest by means of which is gained au j unhealthy (stimulus to political activity of that very class in a community which we should be most boitv to see inter , ested iu politics. "The enormous bulk of ollicers have j really no connection whatever with politics. Their duties are in no respect I political and they should be appoiuted wholly without regard to political situa I tions and kept just as long as they do their duty well. It is mere nonsense and 1 dishonest nonsense to say that better ser i vice can be obtained by having in sutor : dinate positions, men who ire of the same political party as the head of au ad ministration. The railway mail service cau be cited as proof for this. No department of the government gives greater satisfaction to the public at large, yet the great bulk of railway mail employes now are rneu who were appointed during Mr. Harrison's presidency, or in Mr. Cleveland's lirst term. All of these of the present administration were drawn from our lists, as has been the case during the last rive years. Those entering the service under the civil ser vice form the bulk of employes, includ ing Republicans, Democrats, Prohibi tionists, Populists and Mugwumps, all wholly without regard to politics, and all kept on the one consideration of ef ficient service. "It is not of the least consequence which of the employes believe in pro tection and which in free trade; which j for free coinage and which against free coinage of silver. As a matter of fact, nobody can tell anything about their views on the subject. From the perform ance of their duties, no one could tell a Republican from a Democrat. The rigid enforcement of the civil service law is the reason why there has been no deterioration in the service in the changes of administration. "The rest of the government service should be treated in just the same way. Not only all postofHce employes, but postmasters themselves, should be ap pointed without the least regard to poli tics. The internal reven ue office should be ciassitied and all its men appointed regardless of politics. The Indian school service is another object lesson of non-partisan service. Heretofore every administration change has caused sweeping changes in the school service at Indian agencies for purely political consideration. "But this has not been so in the last ten years, because the civil servico law has beeu enforced in that service, and be cause recently that law-was administered by Superintendent Hailman with a desire to also bring the spirit as well as the let ter. "What has been done receutly in Pitts burg shows the iniq'uity of the upoils system. There one of the congressional candidates has actually sought to levy a political assessment, amounting to a month's salary, on the employes of the internal revenue office. Similar efforts have been made to assess postofhee em ployes. The money was Bought wholly without regard to the political affiliations of employes. "It is a mere piece of blackmail and just as if gained by knocking down clerks on the highway. It seems hard to understand why an intelligent com munity will tolerate so gross an abuse, where a man deliberately plunders a set of public servants that he may get funds wherewith to debauch voters. The com mission recently had before it the case of the recorder of deeds, Taylor, and dur ing the investigation it was proved that wherever the civil service law did not obtain in Washington, a condition of ac tual terror existed in the public service and the janitors, porters and all other employes were forced to pay politicians for places aud pay to retain them Any thing more ervile, more vicious cannot be iruagiued. "We have had a great many public men attack the merit system, but there has never yet been any argument udvanced against it, or in favor of the spoils sys tem that was both honest aud intelligent. There are honest men who ace yet too prejudiced, too ignorant, or too unob serving to understand the fruitful evils of a corrupt public service administered in a spirit of base partisanship. Ihere are plenty of dishonest politicians, botti shrewd and unprincipled who for their own base eids clamor against the merit system aud seek to excite prejudice against it. But there is not a single American, honestly desiring the welfare of the couutry who can look for a mo ment at the two systems and consider the principles for which they stand without becoming a hearty ally of and believer hi the new methods. "Tne law is steadily making headway. The classified service is extending all he time. The commission, however, is necessarily required to be active in su pervising the extension of the law. This is notably the case in the newly classi fied postoflices, where there in lw;iv -hitch, it being difficult t get th- '. well observed at the outset. "Take Indiana, for instance. In : olia has been ciassitied for many There was a practical failure iu l,,tvi the law absolutely enforced : ing Mr. Cleveland's n Uu r -tion. At the beginning of Mr. llari . administration a rigid observance f t law had been accomplished, eiitti-n'! hand, during the present adru.n.s r ii, there has been local ditliculty in t, . ber of smaller Indiana po-tu.1 i which postmasters have ma id evtty , fort, sometimes euccessf ally, to ii'... the law. Several of thet.e caes are ;. uuder consideration. "The commission is not only n-.'.v . vest igat i ug what is being done in . these offices, but it also i K-, r. a vigilant eye on political - ment matters. '1 he law u n f .-rt uu ut , ! v riot strong enough. It ought t strengthened so as to prohibit an;, e from making a political coiitribut ; ., u a government olliciaL The latter wot. then be loft free to contribute f t n own accord. At present the den. as. from high oHicers of important i , tees are often complied with by :.t. because they know thvao official me the same party organization with ti; own itkferior ollicers. "The commission has sutne hih. '. experiences with certain 'chronic i ; nouts.' There are certain men in t: senate and lower house, w ho i M'n' !j t making charges where there i i chauee to answer, but wtiu never tim ' any challenge of the ioiiimi-:o!i -.'. it convicts them of mUslatotiieiil, . who when making statements mv.-i t issue by bimply failing to respond to n letter or correctiou from the coin : :.. nion." A YETERAN '"DENIED Tiie Privilege ISuliitl in t !, Moldici Plot ill the TojM'kii 1 nii'l cl . William D. -Murray, father of .Mi Alon.o Wardall, died bist night at i daughter's home, 3221 (Juincy s'ie, Paralysis was the cause of his lieatn mo he was in his Tuth year. .Mr. Mnrr.i was an old soldier, serving through t? war in Company K, l vveaty -; ve u Iowa infantry. The funer.il was h- I ! , 2 p. m. today. Mr. Murray was a member of t! Grand Army and it was his dying w i -that he might be buried iu tho old s.! iers' plot iu Topeka cemetery. M Wardall tried to arrange it, an 1 w as ..( by the cemetery management that n.-t. but pauper vetunins could be bmte there. Mr. Wardall was an x ions for the urivilet'e. lie Uuuwillir i ever, to make ullidavit that ii.-y ,.r paupers. He says Mr. Murray helj e i t pay for the soldiers' plot in the mh tery. tl Oi; holera t: lie, 1 ii i ii ' H :i -i , s. Bloom i nh ton. 111.. October - i. il cholera is causing gre. t loss in v,ir t., localities in this vicinity, it -i i.i m among the drives at Kappa, ,.; county; Junes viile, Dewitt county, i. Mackinaw, Tazewell county. Mm farmers have lo-t from l'ttoo i head e n and one Una but live remaining of a !. ., of 125. TODAY'S MARKET REI'iJlI 1. Furnished by tiie A nocltd rrmi t- t Ktu ,linrni. Chicago, Oct. 26. With lirmer cat N -and better feeling ia New i 1 . t wheat market hero was tirui but dull i-i day. The local receipts were ho.ivi", than expected by 28 cars. With !,.:'. offerings December started a nl.dt U, ;;u er at 52 1 aud advanced to &2''w a V Corn was steady on rains t;. :.; . t the state though the market wmstt 1- ingly dull. Liverpool wus u ne h.-.n e 1 May opened 4'J Vj, unchanged and a, I vtinced to 4yg$5a Oats were dull; May started a aha 1 j lower at 32c and advanced to li- 'uj, ' j. Provisions were steady. January pork opened plight ly lower at $11.85, declined to ,f ll.HJ and recover ed to if 11.821. January lard opened uncharge ! ut $(5.82-2 and held steady at that pn Baklky Choice 55c; medium .VI1., common 01c. Rye Cash 40,c. December 4-e. Wheat October, 01c; Det enu er ber 52Vc; May 57'4c. Corn October,5'4'c;NovenibiT 5-'i 1 December 4S'i'e; May, 49mV1e. Oath October, 27'"t.c: November 2-c; December Sialic; May, :521He. Pork October, 1 l.o2 ; Jan u at y $11.62. Laud October, f C.H5; Novviril et January, $. (57 Shout Ribs October, ?6.:i5; uary $5.855.373 . lioos Receipts today EO.doo, o receipts yesterday, .'31, .Vli; head, ship: 8.7S7; leftover about 7, SOU. ( i'ia!uy Ji'.n- market active and lirrn. I were at a slight advance but lost later. Salt's rani' 1 Ct;4.C5 for light, 1.2uj l.:;5 J-.V r this nt y fur re 1. if packing f 4.o5c 1. iD lor mixed, 4.85 for heavy packing and ship. u g lolt and $ 2.255 4.2; for pigs. Cattle Receipts, 6,000. Mhh active to extent of supply and str. a shade better prices. Sheep Receipts, 8,000. M a : k tive, firm; at 5(ir Hc advance on grades; others unchanged. hiMU en ilrk!. Kaksai Citt. Oct 26. Cviin ceipts. 8,-1'JO; shipments, 4.0 '. gread steady; others weak and Texas steers f2.00tf2.75; Tex at $1.7U12.15; beef steer .?2.:i-. 8toc Iters and feeders $l.T,.)ftr,: '-ij. liocis Receiots 'J, 600; shipments. 1. Market opened firm and closed we. : Bulk of sales, fl.odl.oV; hfavi.-M J 21.65; packers, 1 4.4 5 'a. i .'': mite 4.0044. i0; lights, 1 u ' ' p. f 3.25754.00. bit ekp Receipts, 2.5O0; Bhipta-r 4,400. Market steady. Native ?.5 i 3.0J; westerns .2.25ff,l."ti; stock er feeders f 2.00G 2.50; lambs sM.(.":i', Wheat Market strong though u changed Corn Rather slow. No. 2 mixe 4lie; No. 2 w h Ue, 4 3 1 ' c. Oats Steady and uncharge 1. Hie No. 2. noniuiHilv. 4vtc b 1. Flax Skkd Steady; $l.:w.'.l.' Bran Very firm at 5s iff ,ek-. Hay Market ateady ; timothy. 0 9.0O; prairie, $7,5068.50. Butter Com mon exceed i n g iy creamery, lSdf 1'Jc; dairy, lo;-. Loa Market stronger, ll'c.