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There Was Some of It at the
Cope land
And Col. Gordon Knocks Capt.
Coney Down.
Brought Up Aain by Heated
State Treasurer A therton Stops
the Disturbance.
An old quarrel between Colonel J. C.
Gordon and Captain P. H. Coney reached
a culmination Saturday evening when
the colonel knocked the captain flat
on the floor of the Copeland hotel of
fice. It was shortly before six o'clock Sat
urday evening that Captain Pat Coney
walked into the Copeland office. He
first talked with State Treasurer Olia L
Athertcn pnd B.vron Roberts who were
diecussing the weather and state
politics. Coney joined the discussion, but
they could not agree and he walked over
to where the proprietor of the Copeland
was standing.
Mr. Gordon did not agree with Coney
ny better than the other gentlemen in
the office and Coney did not like the way
his sentiments were disregarded, so he
called Mr. Gordon an untruth teller to
put it mildly.
That is the fishtin word with the
Copeland landlord aud he straight
way lauded a blow in the face of Captain
Coney which knocked him flat on the
Capt. Coney got up tmder a disad
vantage only to receive another blow
under the eye, and orders to leave the
house. Here Treasurer Atherton inter
fered as a peacemaker, and the lighters
were separated.
As he left the hotel Captain Coney
met Major Hudson and told him the
Btory of his encounter, and said is was
the result of un old quarrel they had had
years ago.
In speaking of the affair afterwards
Coionel Gordon said he never did like
Coney, anyway.
The Big's91 Mine at tjrlppl" Creek Not
Sold For ?7,0O0,0OO.
Denver, Jan. 6. A minor trained cur
rency iu Denver today that W. S. Strat
ton's celetrated Independence mine at
Victo.-, Cola, was about to be sold.
Marshall Field of Chicago for 7,000,000.
In answer to a telegram of inquiry, Mr.
Stratton wired as follows: "The rumor in
Denver of the sale of the Independenca
mine is without any foundation whatever.
The mine is not for S-iie to anybody at
any price."
He is Before the federal Court Here for
The Black Bob cases we re resurrected
in the United States district court today
when W. H. Buchan and C. F. Hutchins
of Kansas City were cited lo appear and
answer to the charge of contempt.
The action is brought because the at
torneys instituted proceedings in the
state court of Jackson county, which it
is claimed interferes with the decree of
the court settling the title to tho lands.
Tbe Weather la to Be Still
Iriiig?li3e s'ouiorrow.
If yesterday's weather can be taken
as an indication, the weather men cer
tainly turned over a new leaf at the com
mencement of tbe new year, and have
decided to give the people of Kansas
pleasaut weather on Sundays in the
The sunshine and fair weather yester
day continues throughout Kansas today,
reports along the lines of the Santa Fo
and Keck Island stating that the weather
is clear and pleasant. The only excep
tion reported is on the western division of
the Rock Island whore the sky is partly
cloudy. In Texas, New Mexico and
Colorado the weather is similar to that of
Fair and warmer weather is premised
by the weather bureau for Kansas to
night and tomorrow.
Kels MeCoanel Stands First.
Tho city Sanitary force took the com
missioner of elections' office bv storm
ihis morning. Nels McConnell followed
Deputy Williams Irom his home, and was
at his heels when the door of the office
was opened, and all because the registra
tion commenced today and he wanted to
get certificate No. 1. He had his wish,
and his name was placed first on the
books. The rest of the sanitary force
was not far behind, and all were regis
tered. Commissioner MeMaster was fifth
on the list.
Disappears With the Call For the
Government Loan.
New York, Jan. 6. The Evening
Post srvs: The call for tho government
loan caused the premium on cold to dis
appear this morning and it was said that
those persons who bought gold last week
especially those who ordered gold from
the other side wouid lose considerable.
Premium Go. s truck.
New York, Jn 6.-3:30 p. m. In its
last edition today the Evening Post says
This afternoon bullion brokers resumed
the payment of a premium for gold pay
ing five-eighths of one per cent for it.
This they said, was mainly an arbitrage
transaction lo settle contracts last week
They said they thought i: likely that
no premium would be paid for gold after
Big Colliery Burned.
Mahanoi City, Pa.. J an. 6, The Mon
ster park No. 2 colliery at Trenton
owned and operated by Lentz, Lilly &
Co., was destroyed by fire last night.
By the O. A. K. anel Organ izatlon of
Business lieu for Fall Festivities.;
The first meeting in the interest of the
proposed Soldiers' Reunion and Fall Fes
tivities for Topeka next September has
been called, and will be held in the old
court house Wednesday evening at S
The call for this meeting is made by
the executive committee of the G. A. R.
posts, of which Major T. J. Anderson is
Bearing this date, January 6th, the call
reads: "Disclaiming any desire to appear
officious but at the same time recogniz
ing the importance of immediate and
energetic action in the matter of the pro
posed Soldiers' Reunion and Fall Festivi
ties, you are respectfully invited to attend
a meeting of the citizens of Topeka and
Shawnee county at the old court house
on Wednesday evening, January 8, at S
o'clock, for the purpose of organizing
aud taking such other action as may be
deemed proper. T. J. Anderson. J. M.
Miller, W. H. Horuady, A. A. Raub, S.
W. Parker. Ex-Corn. Soldiers' Reunion.
D. C. Tiliotaon, secretary."
This call has been addressed to sev
eral hundred of the most active busi
ness men and public spirited citizens of
Topeka, aud it is expected that an or
ganization will be formed Wednesday
night which will result in Topeka hav
ing a week of reunion and festivities
next fall which will bring thousands of
people here from all over the State, and
will, in connection with tho other events,
secure for Topeka the state soiaiers' re
union. There is a feeling among the G. A. R.
men over the state that Topeka is Jthe
most desirable place to hold the reunion
next fall and a member of the executive
committee ofthe Topeka posts said today
"There seems to be little doubt about our
getting the state reunion if our business
men take hold of the matter right."
Mr. J. E. Hoagiand, commander of N.
B. Page post at Whiting; has written to
Major Anderson that tho unanimous ex
pression of his post is for Topeka as the
place of holding the next state reunion,
rie writes: "We say Topeka because it
is our capital city and because it is the
cleanest (mora!) city in the state, and we
say let it be the greatest reunion ever
held in tho state."
Mr. F. O. Popenoe, who is at the
head of a movement to organize a com
mercial ciub among Topeka's most
prominent business men. says it is his
idea that the Commercial club should
assume a part of the responsibility aud
work in connection with the proposed
Fall Festival, and while the oid soldiers
are working for the reunion the busiuess
men of the Commercial club may be
carrying out the plans for the other fes
tivities. A preliminary meeting of business
men was held last week to consider the
organization of a commercial club on a
purely business basis. At that meeting
Mr. F. O. Popenoe wa3 elected chairman
and Mr. C. S. Elliott secretary.
Mr. Popenoe was authorized to appoint
a committee of five business men to pre
pare a plan for organization to be sub
mitted to a future meeting.
it is the desire of the gentlemen in
terested in ihe commerical club idea to
make it a peiinunant organization and
hve it. so organized that it can not be
drawn into Dolitics.
For the House Bonil Bill Has Been
Decided On.
Washington, Jan. 6. The senate
finance committee has decided to report
a senate substitute for the house bond
bill. The substitute provides for the free
coinage of silver, for the coinage of
the seigniorage in the treasury to redeem
greenbacks and treasury notes in either
gold or silver. The bill will be reported
to the senate tomorrow.
The silver substitute also provides for
the retirement of all notes of less de
nomination than $10. The finance com
mittee immediately began considera
tion of the tariff bill. It is said
that thi3 bill will be reported
substantially as it came from the house,
except that an advance of 15 per cent of
the present duty on sugar will be pro
vided for and the agricultural schedule
w iil be increased to 20 or 25 per cent of
the present law.
Twelve Thousand to Take an Active Hand
in Alabama.
Birmingham, Ala., Jan. 6. The dis
trict assembly of the Knights of Labor
of Alabama, representing the 12,000 free
coal miners of the state, in the aunual
meetiug hold here today decided to take
permanent part as an organization in
Alabama politics. They wish certain
legislation and express themselves as be
lieving that an active part in political af
fairs ie the only way of getting what
they want.
They started the ball rolling by nomi
nating John Lamonf, president of the
assembly, for the legislature. A candi
date for congress will probably be the
next thing.
It Is for 820,000 -The Sheriff Will
Slake So Climaxes in Appointments.
Sheriff-elect Keplev filed his bond to
day, it i3 for $20,000 and his sureties
are Joab Mulvane, Postmaster A J. Ar
nold and John Ritchie.
Mr. Kepley says about the deputies he
has appointed: "The names stand jnst
as I had made up the list, and 1 had
never made up my mind that they
should be otherwise."
Death of Mrs. Unas.
Mrs. Anna Katherine HaaE, aged 81,
died at the homo of her son-in-law, Ed
Buechner, at 121 West Gordon street yes
terday morning, at 8 o'clock. The funer
al was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the home to Topeka cemetery.
Did He Fix Anything for Allison
While Here?
The "Journal's" Washington
Correspondent Asks Him
'Many Kansas Men Are
Allison," Says He,
But He Is Quite Unable to
Prom the State Journal's Special Correspondent
Washington, Jan. 6. Representative
W. P. Hepburn, of Iowa, who made a
visit to Kansas City and Topeka some
day3 ago, is very reticent about the ob
ject of his trip. He was asked what, if
anything, had been done by him then to
further the Allison boom of which he is
one of the main promoters, but he would
not reveal what had been accomplished
in behalf of the Iowa statesman.:
'How did yon find the sentiment on
the presidential question oat there?"
Mr. Hepburn was asked.
"The newspapers say that it is for Mr.
McKinlcy," ho said, with an expression
in his eyes aa if he believed the news
papers did not know what they were
talking about. "I think, for my own
part, that there is no very large part of
the country anywhere which is solid for
any one candidate. In Kansas, from
what little I was able to observe, the
major portion of the peoplo were for
McKinley, with a very strong sentiment
against him. There are many old Iowa
people in Kansas and these are very
earnest in thoir support of Mr. Allison.
"Many of the men who are prominent
in the party, and especially some who are
in prominent positions in the party gov
ernment, seem to be very active in the
support of McKinley, but I think thoy
are more anxious to see Republican suc
cess than that of one man."
"Mo3t of those with whom you met in
Kansas City were anti-Leland men, were
they not?"
"No, there were many of Mr. Leland's
friends anions those whom I met there,
but I did not go there to confer with any
one. I was there to sea my bro:her who
lives in Kansas City and accidently
met these men."
"But you went on to Topeka?"
"Yes, I was in Topeka a short time,
but I did not have time to see many peo
ple." "Whom did you sae in Topeka?"
"Oh, I don't know that that would give
the public any great happiness to
Mr. Hepburn was assured that it
would make the public happy to the ex
tent of satisfying their curiosity."
"Well, when I get ready to tell you
that I will send for you."
Mr. Hepburn was questioned as to the
names of some of the most prominent
men in Kansas who are for Allison.
"Really," he said, "I am not well
enough acquainted with the affairs of
Kansas to say how prominent they are
so I could not say."
"I am pretty familiar with Kansas
names" said the correspondent, "do if
you will name them I will be my own
judge as to their prominence. I will
take the risk."
Mr. Hepburn said that was such a deli
cate political question he would prefer
to let the men themselves make their
own view3 public. And bo he would
state nothing further than that Allison
had a host of warm friends in the state.
She Wouldn't "."Jo Home," anil is Working
Her Way to .Success.
From the State Journal's Special Correspondent
Washington, Jan. 6. Mis3 Lottie
Bowes of Topeka was in Washington all
last week with Tim Murphy's "Texas
Steer" company. Miss Bowes, or Char
lotte Crane as she calls herself on the
stage, is playing the part of the Indiana
cousin, but what delights her most is
that she is understudy to Bessie, the
principal female part in the play, which
ia now taken by Dorothy Sherrod, Mr.
Murphy's wife.
Mis3 Bowes said she had been having
' just tho loveliest time in Washington."
When she first came to town, and look
in;: up Pennsylvania avenue saw the cap
ital she exclaimed, to the great amuse
ment of the rest of the company: "Why.
there's the capitol! It looks just like the
one we have in Topeka."
Miss Bowee was a little disappointed
when a promise of a place from Froh
man to play the part of Polly in the
"Lost ParadiBe" was taken back because
one woman was playing two parts and
the play was to be taken off soon.
"But I wasn't going to give up," said
she, "and I went down to see the mana
ger of the 'Texas Steer,' when 1 had
stayed in Chicago a few days after my
disappointment. It was awfully hard to
get to see him, because there are so
many wanting to see the managers at
this time of year you know. All the
girls in the 'Alabama' company told me
I might as well go home, 'lhey 'were
so sorry'" Baid Miss Bowles imitating
thoir pathetic manner. "But I wasn't
going homo right in the middle of the
season, not much. And I saw the mana
ger of the 'Texas Steer' and walked
right into this place."
The company will play in Buffalo then
through Canada, back to Chicago and
St. Louia, then to the Pacific coast and
back before breaking up next summer
when Miss Bowes expects to return to
Senator linker Projects a Meritorious
From the State Journal's Special Correspondent
Washington, Jan. 6. Senator Baker
will soon introduce in the senate or have
seme other senator introduce for him so
as to insure it their joint support, a bill
which will provide libraries for the use
of the U. S. circuit and district courts.
The bill provides that five hundred
dollars be annually allowed to each of
these courts for the purchase of law
books and law publications. The money
is to be taken from the fines and forfeit
ures received by those courts.
As it is, no books are furnished to the
judges of these courts except the reports
of tbe United States supreme court. The
judges frequently need other books and
are under the necessity of going to the
state libraries, or even sometimes to the
private libraries of lawyers interested in
the case.
This is humiliating to the judge, but
since the United States does not provide
him 'vith any books he is under the nec
essity of doing it. The email amount
called for in the bill will enable each
court in a short time to buildup a suffi
cient library and judges will not be un
der the necessity of going begging for
the authorities which the duties of their
positions require.
Senator Bake' thinks it will be better
to have the money taken out of the fines
of the courts than to make a direct ap
propriation out of the treasury. The bill
will be appreciated by all U. S. judges
and all lawyers, who will see the bene
fit of it.
Soma Wlio are in Washington on Various
From the State Journal's Special Correspondent
Washington, Jan. 6. The holiday
and vacation time brought many
visit. rs to Washington. Among them
have been Several who have been
visiting the families of the Kansas dele
gation. Miss Lottie Page, formerly of Topeka
but now of Denver is visiting Miss Nellie
Miss Bertha White of Council Grove
has been visiting the family of Represen
tative Kirkpatrick. She is on her vaca
tion from the college she is attending in
Millard Gibson of Severy Kansas was
a Washington visitor this week
A $50,000 BVILUINQ
Promised for Leavenworth's Military Pen
itentiary at the Fori.
From the State Journal's Special Correspondent
Washington, Jan. 8. The first step
toward a new United States civil peniten
tiary at Ft. Leavenworth will be taken in
a few days when Congressman Blue will
introduce a bill setting aside a site upon
the Ft. Leavenworth military reservation
and carrying an appropriation of about
$ o0,0l)0 for commencement of work
The proposed bill is the result
conference had by Congressmen
and Broderick and Senator Baker
Attorney General Harmon.
of a
Washington, Jan. 6. The follow
ing Kansans have been granted pen
sions: Original -William Edwards, Atchison;
Samuel T. Durkee, Olathe.
Additional John Q. King, National
Military home.
Increase James M, Stuart, Nicker
son. Reissue Vincent Walters, Coyville.
Original Widows, &c. Minor of Sam
uel M. Gushee, Caldwell.
Open Letter From n Gold Mine Owner to
President Cleveliin:!.
New York, Jan. 6. The World
today says: Stephen H. Emmons,
who is president of a gold min
ing company at No. 1 Broadway, has sent
an open letter to President Cleveland
offering a unique plan for maintaining
the gold reserve. He Baid in part:
"If the secretary of the treasury will
put himself in communication with
the owners of gold mines through
out the country he can
cause the entire gold production of the
United States to be placed at the disposal
of the government in exchange for sil
ver coin. So far, at any rate, as the
mines which I personally possess
or direct are concerned,
1 am willing to undertake
that through the output gold a very con
siderable amount shall thus be dealt
with; and there cannot be any doubt of
every American gold mining corporation
being ready to do the same.
"The assistance thus obtainable by the
government will not involve any bond
issue, and will not saddle the nation with
any interest charge or syndicate remun
eration. "It will add to the volume of home cur
rency at the same time that it will equal
ly increase the amount of international
currency in the treasury."
Dennis Dumford Left the County Jail
for an Hour Last Evening,
Dennis Dumford, the very tough
young man who has been sen
tenced to the state reformatory
for stealing bread tickets, es
caped from the county jail Sunday even
ing early. He was captured before nine
o'clock the same evening and was back
in jail. Mr. Burdge found him at his
parents' home and he made no objec
tion to going back. He simply wanted
to see his parents before he went to
Hutchinson, ha said. Dunford is a sort
of a trusty about the prison.
Life Convicts After Serving; Ten Tears
Should He Paroled.
Columbus, O., Jan. 6. Governor Mc
Kinisy's message today to the legislature
concerned Ohio affairs only.
Its most striking paragraph is a tenta
tive suggestion that the legislature shall
enact a general law which will apply to
the government of the municpalities of
tbe state.
He also recommended that after ten
years imprisonment life convicts may, if
proper, be paroled.
Object to Tax on Wheels.
Omaha, Jan. 6. The army of bicy
clists in Omaha are circulating petitions
to prevent the city council levying a tax
on wheels. A proposition is before the
body to make each wheel owner pay $1
per year and raquiring in addition very
stringent rules lor controlling the use of
wheels on the streets. Bicyclists assert
that this is an imposition, since the
streets are not kept free from glass.
If you want all the news subscribe
for the Journal.
Ex-Senator John J. In-alls"
Name is Erased
From the Rolls of the
That He Be Elevated to a First
Class Membership,
Ex-Senator Ingalls Was Dropped
by Unanimous Vote.
Leavenworth, Jan. 6. The Evening
Standard prints the following: Ex
United States Senator John J. Ingalls, of
Atchison, has been dropped from tbe roll
of membership of the military order of
the Loyal Legion of Kansas at its
monthly meeting held in this city last
Thursday. Efforts were made to keep
the matter secret, but it leaked out to
day through a member who attended the
meeting. Mr.Ingalls was admitted fifteen
years ago as a member of the third class.
Only commissioned officers who were
in volunteer service during the rebellion
are eutitled to first-class membership, to
which Mr. Ingalls was ineligible. Mr.
Ingalls recently, it is said, wrote the
secretary of the Loyal Legion that he de
sired to be elevated to membership
of the first class. Colonel J. H.
Gilpatrick, commander, wrote to the
ex-senator' explaining that it
would be impossible for the order
to change the class of his membership.
Mr. Ingalls replied, it is alleged, that he
desired membership of the first class or
none. The correspondence was laid be
fore the meeting Thursday night and
discussed. The vote as to whether ex
Senator Ingalls should be dropred was
carried unanimously.
About fifty members were present.
Her Admission Into the Union With a
Procession nntl Public Ceremonies
Salt Lake, Utah, Jan. 6. Another
state has been added to the union and
the rights of self-government have been
extended to a quarter of a million indus
trious, law-abiding and intelligent peo
Ihe oath of office was administered to
state officials of Utah at noon today, and
the new state with her vast resources
starts off with the promise of a bright
and glorious future.
This city was crowded with people
from all parts of the state. Acting Gov
ernor Richards had by proclamation, de
clared the day a holiday. All business
was suspended, and the buildings along
the principal streets were decorated
with national colors.
The day was ushered in by the ringing
of bells aud the sounding of ail the steam
whistles in the city.
At 11 o'clock the street parade, under
the direction of Grand Marshal Burton,
moved from the corner of Maine and
Third south streets. The parade in
cluded General Penrose, and staff Fed
eral troops, and the National guard of
Utah, members of the legislature, civic
societies and citizens.
While the parade was taking place,
the artillery on Arsenal hill, fired a
salute of forty five guns. Acting Gover
nor Richards, as master of ceremonies,
called the house to order, and prayer
was offered by Wilfered Woodruff, presi
dent of the Mormon church. He prayed
fof the welfare of the nation to which
Utah will ever be loyal, and for the pre
valence of justice, mercy, truth, and
peace, so that every soul might be froe
lo worship as he sees fit
The Star SDangled Banner was render
ed bv the chorus of one thousand voices .
After thi3 the proclamation of the presi
dent of the United States, granting state
hood to Utah, was read by ex-Delegate
Joseph L. Rawlins.
The oath of office was administered to
the governor and state officers.
Governor Wells then delivered his in
augural address.
The inaugural ball will be held at the
Salt Lake theater tonight. 1
Is This on Account of the Gold Bond
Is UP.
New York, Jan. 6. Ihe following
cablegram was received today at the
Now York chamber of commerce:
London, Jan. 6. Secretary Chamber
of Commerce, New York: A special
meeting of the council of the
London chamber of commerce,
held at the chamber' this
afternoon unanimously passed the fol
lowing resolution:
"That the council of the London
chamber of commerce heartily appre
ciates the pacific spirit of the New York
chamber of commerce in the interests of
peacejkgcod will and trade between kin
dred people3.
"(Signed) Murray, secretary, London
Chamber of Commerce."
Tlae Officer Who So Anecrcd doner i
Schoflcld Must Go Bach.
Wasuington, Jan. 6. The sensational
Armes case, arising out of the arrest of
Major Armes and hi3 con
fiaement by order of General
Schofield. who was acting secretary of
war and just about retiriug from com
mand of the army, had another sensa
tional sequel today, when the district
court of appeals overruled the
order of Judge Bradley, who had re
leased Armes on. writ of habeas corpu9
and ordered his re-arrest and that he be
remanded to military custody. Judge
Bradley in his discharge of Armes
severely scored General Schofield'a
Major Armes is a retired army officer.
with the rank of captain, aud General
Schofield's order for his arrest was based
on an alleged insulting letter sent by
Armes denouncing the general of the
Bad Record Made by the Present Force or
Patrolmen Keeps Up.
Police Officer Homer Washburn has
been relieved of further duty on the
force pending the investigation of charges
of drunkenness and extortion.
This evening the police board will hold
a special session to consider his case, and
he will be formally and permanently dis
missed. Stories of Washburn's habit of drink
ing while on duty have come to the ears
of the chief of police of late and very re
cently the chief heard the story of how
Washburn one night found two fellows
shooting craps in a stairway.
He accepted $2 from the prisoners
and let. them go.
Last evening the chief called Wash
burn to his office and told him what he
had heard.
Washburn admitted having taken the
money and pleaded that he was drunk at
the time. He was immediately sus
pended. Washburn is a young married man
who is well known and comes of a very
good family. His father and mother
live in North Topeka, where they are
universally respected. Washburn, though
perhaps a little inclined to be wild, had
never been suspected of anything dis
honest before he went on the police
While there are a number of good
men on the present police force, there
have been absolutely more worthless
ones discovered in it from time to time
than iu any other police force the city
ever had with the possible exception of
the one preceding it.
The Journal, believes this is because
the patrolmen were picked out for po
litical reasons. Apolitical police force
is a nuisance and a scandal, fully as
bad as u political fire department.
Chief Wilkerson and the police board
have been weeding out the force ever
since ihoy were commissioned and it is
yet far from what it used to be five or
six years ago.
The Situation at Havana Shows No
Sign of ('liange.
Havana, Jan. 6. The Spanish offi
cials assert that there is no probability
of any lighting in the near future be
tween the Spanish troops and tho insur
gent forces now around Havana. The
captain general is engaged in bringing
westward all the troops available, and
until these movements are completed it
is not thought that the attack will be
The insurgent?, according to advice3
received from the outlying district? of
Havana this morning, are now moving
westward in the province of 1'inar del
Rio. The insurgents attempted to wreck
a train on the Neuvitas Puerto Principe
railway which was conveying 300 pass
engers and a large number of soldiers.
A. dynamite bomb connected with au
electric wire was exploded cioso to the
engine and wrecked it.
several ot t;ie passengers were wound -
ed and the engineer of the train was
The Diario de La Marina contains no
news today. it uas as an eaitonai
counseling serenity, even if Gomez and
Maceo are nev.r.
Prof.Wilder oirnrn IS, Noted Sci
entist, is to Lecture Here
Arrangements have been made for a
lecture to be delivered on Monday even
ing, January 13, in either the high school
auditorium or Library hall, by Prof. Burt
G. Wilder of Cornell university. New
York, a brother of Edward Wilder of
this citv. The subject of tho lecture
wiil be "Brains of Men and Apes Their
Resemblances and Differences,'' a matter
which Prof. Wilder is fitted to handle by
reason of his long scientific experience
and original research.
Prof. Wilder comes to Topeka at the
request of the Scientific club of this city.
The New Associate Justice of the Su
preme Court Sworn In.
Washington, Jan. 6. Associate Jus
tice Packham, the latest acquisition to
the supreme bench took his seat as a
member of the highest court of the land
The initiatory ceremony consisted in the
facing of the oath ot office and was brief
and simple .
1 he new justice is a man of impres
sive presence and striKing personality
and the impression made upon those
present was altogether agreeable.
Looks After Mr. AilenN Election The
Utah Representative.
Washington, Jan. 6. The session of
the house today was exceedingly brief.
Mr. Broderick of Kansas, preferred a
request Tor unanimous consent lor the
swearing in of Clarence E. Allen, elect
ed to represent the new state of Utah.
tie explained that 31r. Allen s eiec
was regular and there was no
contest, but as the governor and other
state officers did not assume their offices
under the president's proclamation until
today their signatures to Mr. Allen's cre
dentials of course had not been signed.
At 12.80 the house adjourned until to
morrow.St Cut the Clerk Hire.
At the meeting of the council com-
Kmiiitee Saturday evening, the allow
ance of $SJ0 lor clerk hire in the elec
tion commissioner's office was reduced
from $800 to $600. The deputy now re
ceives $50 a month aud the allowance
will just pay his salary. It has been
customary to employ several clerks just
before election to transcribe the names
and assist in the registration and they
were paid out of the $200 provided.
Jutlge Hazcu's Further Decision.
Judge Hazen this morning made a
further ruling in the district court on the
recent mArtgaee decision by the supreme
court. Several motions have been filed
asking the decree in sales to be set aside
aud considered void. Judge Hazen,
however, decided that the decree is
voidable rather than void. He quoted
from the Tenth Kansas and Fifty-third
Iowa. Those cases in which decrees
have been given within the past year
can be taken to the supreme court, but
he will not reverse them.
South Africa's Most Famous
Man Resigns
His Post as Premier of Cape
President Kruger of the Trans
vaal Has Promised
Reforms to the Uitlanders
Hostilities Ended.
Cape Town, Jan. 6. The news that
the Hon. Cecil Rhodes, premier of Cape
Colony, has resigned, is confirmed. His
resignation has been accepted by the gov
ernor. Sir Hercules Robinson.
The Hon. Sir S. Gordon Sprigg, K. C
M. G., treasurer of Cape Colony, suc
ceeds Mr. Rhodes as premier.
The new premier was colonial secre
tary ard premier of Cape Colony from
1878 to 1881. treasurer from 1884 to 1888,
premier and treasurer from 1886 to 189J
and treasurer from 1SJ0 on. He was born
in 1830.
Kxoitement at Ji)liunn$barf.
London, Jan. 6. Delayed dispatches
from Johannesburg are arriving here to
day. They show that on Tuesday last
there was inteuse excitement there, the
people hurrying into the town from the
mines and outlying country. The cen
tral committeemen constituted them
selves a provisional government for the
town and announced that ample pro
vision would be made to defend it
against any body of Boers.
Tho provisional government was estab
lished in the Consolidated Gold Fields
building and three Maxim guns were
placed in advantageous positions about
it. The new government then sent an
ultimatum to the government of Presi
dent Kruger, who proposed a conference
at Pretoria on the following day, Wednes
day. The committee hesitated to go lo
Pretoria without a safe conduct.
Dr. Jameson, at that time, wa3 hourly
expected Lt Johannesburg. Crowd) of
peoplo surrounded the Consolidated Gi;!d
Fields building and the work of recruit
ing was in full. swing. In umerous people
left the town during the night in bj
of fifty each .
Tho governor of Natal, Sir Wa , j
i 1 ... I I ) . . t 1. 1 I 11 I 1 . I . 1 1 . I . . . , Ik. V . ..1. -lj
telegraphs upon Boor authority that lo
of Dr. Jameson's followers were killed
and that 37 were wounded. Oa the '
Boer aide, it is added, only three were
killed and fivo woanded.
lumoKon'rt Mori?
T? ia tplrnisH
PE iOWN, Jan. (J.r
thaTafler Wednesday's
flght Dr. Jame
son's column, originally about 7)0 :ri."U,
moved sonthwaris, fighting hard ktl
the way throughout the night and
eventually reached Vlakvontein, six
miles from Johannesburg on Thursday'
morning when the column was complete
ly surrounded by a force of 4.80J Boers.
In spite of this Dr. Jameson's followers
fought stubbornly until noon when their
cartridges worn exhausted. In addition
they had not tasted food for 21 hours
and were worn out with fatigue. But the
white tidg was not hoisted by Dr. Jame
son's order. It is known that Dr. Jame
son expected 2,000 Uitiandors to join him
at Krugersdorp. The Dutch press is
jubilant at tlm iow-ering of British pres
tige and advocates the incorporation of
"Rhodesia" with tho Transvaal republic.
That tli
Fnrolrncrs Shall Have
Privileges Conforro!.
London, Jan. 6. The belief has been
expressed here that the expedition of Dr.
Jameson into the iransvaal invoivea an
understanding that there was to be an
uprising of the Uitlanders in Johannes
burg, in co-operation with Dr. Jameson,
and that his raid would have been suc
cessful if he had received the expected
assistance from Johannesburg.
The abstention of Johannesburg from
taking part in the fight at Krugersdorp,
where Dr. Jameson met his disastrous
reverse, is partly explained by cable
grams received today, dated December
30, which was the day before Dr. Jame
son's start, stating that President Kruger
had received a deputation of the ag
grieved residents and that he had made
them ' promises that he would take oft
the duties on food stuffs and would sup
port equal subsidies for the schools of
all languages.
He would also, he said, advocate the
desired change in the franchise. This
seems to have fully satisfied the Uitland
ers, and it is asserted that the leading
men of all nationalities were combining
in an active endeavor to circumvent the
agitation which it was understood was
being promoted by certain cauitalis's
with a view to promoting a collision with
tho authorities, and thus to establish a
cause for imperial intervention and to
cive the conspirators a chance to go into
the rich country.
Mr. Chamberlain has received a dis
patch from Gov. Sir Hercules Robinson,
at Pretoria, reporting that Hon. Charles
Coventry (a captain in the Liechuana
land police and the brother of tne Earl of
Coventry) has died of hi3 wounds.
Germans in South Africa Not in Sjmp i: hy
With KnUer Willieiin.
Johannesburg, Jan. 1. Midnight
Delayed in transmission. 1 lie Germ ma
and Americana here, after unsatisfactory
interviews with the government have
joined the National union, which action
was also taken by the Africanders, the
Australians and tbe Mercantile associa
tion. The government having refused
them arms for protection putpojes, tbe
Uitlanders are now united and a body of
their armed and mounted forces is pa
rading the town and suburbs.
Terrible KjIroaU Wreck.
Durban, Natal, Jan. ft The mail
train from Johannesburg has arrived
here crowded with passengers. This
train was overturned on Dac. 30 and
several coaches were smashed. 23 per
sons being killed and 23 dangerously

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