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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 13, 1896.
HASKELUS WEEK. United States Indian Education al Association In Session. Leading Indian Educators to Be Present. 5 DATS PROGRAMME. McKinley Expected to "Visit Fort Riley In September. Other Kansas News of a General Nature. Lawrence, July 13. There are a large number of teachers and others present in Lawrence for the meeting of the United States Indian Educational asso ciation of the Third district which con vened today and lasts through Friday. Besides the teachers in the Indian schools who will be present there will be many of the superintendents on hand as well as a great many inter ested in Indian education who have no connection with government schools. The attendance will comprise teachers from schools In tne west and southwest, the northwest and many from schools located in the east. There will be a number of the leading educators of the country present. Dr. "W. N. Hailmann of Washington, sup erintendent of the Indian school sys tem heading the list. Among others will be State Superintendent E. Stan ley, Prof. Q. E. Morrow, president of the Oklahoma Agricultural and Me chanical college; II. E. Wilson, super intendent of the Kickapoo school on the Pottawatomie agency; A. J. Standing, assistant superintendent of the Indian school at Carlisle, Pa.; J. B. Brown, Superintendent of Ponca school in Ok lahoma; Philena Johnson, superintend ent of Ramona school in Xew Mexico, and a great many others. A NUDE WILD MAN, Travels the Woods Near Pittsburg With a Big Club in His Hand. Pittsburg, July 13. In the vicinity of what is known as the Chris Beck coal bank, about a mile and a half from the city, a wild, or rather a half-witted man has been seen. Lately some boys who were out in the timber along the banks of Cow creek roaming around yesterday after noon saw the fellow. They were near the bank of the creek when he passed by them a short distance away. To say they were frightened would put It mild ly. One of them became so badly rat tled that he fell into the creek. Others have seen him, among whom were some women who were out berry picking a day or two ago. He is des cribed as an average sized man with a low flowing black beard and long hair. He wears a broad brimmed hat of eith er straw or soft felt, and wears no clothes, but carries a bundle of some sort under one arm, while in the other hand he carries a big club. Every time he has been seen . he walks with his head hanging down and does not notice or molest anyone. BROOM CORN CROP. The Acreage Only a Third as Large as Last Year. Sterling, July 13. Careful estimates place the amount of old broom corn brush on hand in this district at 13 to 20 cars. This is contrary to all predic tions last fall when it was learned how large the crop was. There have been nearly 475 cars shipped from this dis trict, the largest export ever made in the history of the district, at the low est prices ever offered. H. K. Lindsley, of the firm of Find lay & Co., thinks there is not over a third of the acreage out this year that there was last. He said the grasshop pers have done considerable damage to the crop in Stafford county. South of the river some farmers had to plant three times before they got a good stand. BRIDGE ON DRY LAND. The Blue River Cuts a Channel and Leaves a Structure on the Prairie. Blue Rapids, July 13. The county board have been investigating the dam age done to the bridges in this county by high water and finds it will take $20, 000 to repair and replace the bridges. One of the bridges to be repaired is the north bridge over the Blue at Irv ing, whore the river has cut a new channel south of the bridge, leaving the bridge out on the prairie. HIGH SCHOOL FOR HORTON. The Voters Will Say No or Yes at the .November Election. Hiawatha, July 13. A petition has been presented to the board of commis sioners of Brown county for the estab lishment of a high school at Horton. The petition contained over 1,600 sig natures, several hundred more than the necessary one-third of the voters of the county, and the proposition will now be submitted to the people to be voted on at t-e election in November. The building will probably cost $15, C00, wh'xh would raise this year's tax levy ' .: mills. RAIDING SALINA JOINTS. Three Violators of the Prohibitory Law Will Face the Music. Salina. July 13. Saturday evening three jointists were pulled by Officers Williams and Gilbert. The joints were the Nieldt stand on Iron avenue, one run by W. Tost in the old Thatcher building, and one run by Jud Thompson in a little "shack" on Iron avenue. The last seems to be a new name on the list of Salina jointists. Their hearings will be next week in the police court. M'KINLEY AT FORT RILEY. The Ohio Man Will Inspect the Troops This Fall. Junction City, July 13. Major McKin ley will visit Fort Riley. When General Grosvenor of Ohio was In Manhattan, Major Davidson and Congressman Calderhead spent a half hour with him in talking of the pro posed visit. It appeared to the Ohio man as being a most capital idea, and he assured Major Davidson that if Mc Kinley went into Kansas to attend the soldiers' meeting that the people of cen tral and western Kansas might expect him to extend his run to Fort Riley. Should McKinley visit Fort Riley, it will probably be about the time of the proposed fall maneuvres in which the department of the Missouri will partici pate, and will be the occasion of the greatest military demonstration Kan sas has ever seen. A TRAMP INSANE. In Jail at Abilene for Attempted Criminal Assault. Abilene, July 13. William Watson, the tramp who was arrested at Hope and is incarcerated in the county jail awaiting trial on the charge of an at tempt to criminally assault the 9-year-old daughter of Chas, Nichols, has de veloped signs of insanity. He became so demonstrative that his hands were tied. He keeps up an al most continuous moaning and repeats incessantly the words "Don't hurt me," drawn out in a sing-song tone that is almost a drawl. Watson will be watched closely by the officers and the county physician, to discover if possible if he is real ly demented or is merely shamming in order to deceive the authorities and es cape punishment for his crime. J. F. TODD IN OKLAHOMA. Has Colored Men Employed Grubbing His Land There. El Dorado, July 13. The Times prints the following: The story is in circulation that ex State Labor Commissioner J. F. Todd, who is now 'on a farm near Chandler, O. T., has a company of colored men clearing up and grubbing his land and paying them in damaged uniforms, purchased of the government at auc tion. If this is so, and like as not it is a lie, Toddy's flaming speeches in favor of "the laboring classes" may be subject to a considerable discount. POLICEMAN VATJGHAN QUITS. Finds Official Life Too Hard on His Feet. Kansas City , Kan., July 13. Ira Vaughan was appointed a patrolman on the Kansas City, Kan., police force three weeks ago. Last evening he pre sented his resignation to the board and declared to fellow policemen that he had found that a policeman's work was not so soft a thing as It was commonly reputed to be. His feet were kept so sole that he could hardly walk, and he otherwise showed the effects of hard labor. He Ftood up under it as long as he could, thinking that he would become accustomed to it. The board accept ed the resignation, but appointed no one else in his pla.ce. No other busi ness was done. HARRISON CAN'T COME. The Ex-President Will Take to the Mountains This Summer. Emporia, July 13. The people of Em poria seemed to think they had secured ex-President Harrison to make a speech here next fall and had arranged for a special Santa Fe train to bring him from Indianapolis free. Saturday even ing a letter came from Mr. Harrison saying that he could not come, and con tinuing: "I am building a summer camp in the Adirondacks and expect to go to it about the middle of next week for a long rest, which I need. I could not make so long a trip in the hot weather." KANSAS STATE LYCEUM. Eleven Cities to be Represented at Wichita July 15. Wichita. July 13. On Wednesday, July 15, will be held the meeting of the Kansas State Lyceum league. This league was formed at Wichita about two weeks ago and the permanent headquarters were located in this city. The league embraces the following cities of southwestern Kansas: Wel lington, Winfleld. Arkansas City, El dorado, Eureka, Burlingame, Peabody, Hutchinson, Cherryvale, Wichita and Newton. , The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Charles J. Hum phrey of Wellington, president: J. G. Johnson of Peabody. vice president; O. A. Boyle of Wichita, secretary and treasurer. SHIP TO EUROPE. The Cherokee-Lanyon Spelter Co. Make a Big Deal. Cherokee, July 13. The Cherokee Lanyon Spelter company has shipped eighteen cars of spelter to Liverpool. The metal was loaded from the works of the company at Nevada and Pitts burg and will be sent to New Orleans, where it will be shipped. There was 720.000 pounds of metal in the shipment. The finest brand of spelter made in the country is manu factured at the works of the company in Pittsburg. A Woman Dresses as Uncle Sam. Fort Scott, July 13. Amanda Crosby, an imbecile woman, inmate of the county poor farm, lives under the de lusion that she is a man and will wear nothing but men's clothes. She makes all her own clothing and takes her pat tern entirely from the published pic tures of the typical "Uncle Sam," even to the large buttons on the back of the long tailed coat. She frequently tears up the bed clothes and makes them into coats and trousers. A Big Back Pension. Fort Scott, July 13. J. H. Jeffries of this city, who resides at 728 Walnut Hill, has just received notification that he has been allowed a pension of $16 per month, and that he will receive $1, 9S2.50 back pension. Old Settlers Reunion. Halstead, July 13. The old settlers of Harvey county will hold their annual reunion and picnic at Halstead, August 15. A splendid programme has been ar ranged. Many Fail to Get Certificates. Abilene, July 13. The Dickinson county teachers' certificates have been issued and it is found that there are 4 first grade. 23 seconds, 22 thirds, 34 failures. History was the rock on which most of the applicans' hopes were wrecked. Geary County Populists Favor Harris. Junction City, July 13. The Populist county convention delegates will sup port Harris for governor and W. L. Vincent of Clay Center for congress. CENTURYRUNS. Mrs. Rinehart Has Made Ten In Ten Successive Days. Great Record of a Woman Who Began Riding In September. RIDES FROM DENVER. Her Best 100 Miles Made In 10 Hours and 10 Minutes. Wears Divided Skirts Riding a 72 Inch Gear. Denver, July 13. Ten centuries in ten successive days good big centuries, too, aggregating 1,052 1-3 miles. This is the latest performance of Mrs. A. E. Rine hart, the sturdy and daring wheelwo man who lately made a fast century in company with Mr. W. R. Marshall of the Denver Athletic club, and who thinks no more of reeling off a century in 10, 11 or 12 hours than many women think of riding out to City park and return. Mrs. Rinehart-has ridden 30 centuries now and has done it so rap idly that she has not yet been able to get one-half of the engraved gold bars that are to be suspended from her cen tury badge as the official certifications of what she has done. Mrs. Rinehart says she rides cen turies for the fun of it. She takes a hearty pleasure in wheeling and has found the little jaunts about town and to the suburban resorts quite too tame. She has been riding a bicycle only since last September, bnt she is a veteran al ready. Her wheel is a diamond frame, 72-inch gear. When she rides alone she wears a short divided skirt of blue woolen goods and sweater of blue and yellow to match, with a little cap pinned to her luxuriant coils of hair. Saturday afternoon Mrs. Rinehart finished her tenth century. She has ridden them upon no regular plan, but with the main idea to make them as varied as possible. She would ride to Palmer lake and return one day; the next go toEvans and back; again she would ride out to Lupton and return, a total of 54 miles, in a morning, get lunch in Denver and ride fifty miles again in the afternoon. Every cen tury has been a large and generous one. Mrs Rinehart's best time was 10 hours and 10 minutes; in this series, though, she has made a century in 8:05. Her time Saturday was 10 hours 15 minutes. All her centuries have been made with a wide margin under the 14 hour limit. Mrs. Rinehart says she can loaf and make a century run in 14 hours. THE CLOSING DAY. Races Interesting But Slow Associa tion About Even Financially. The races Saturday were probably the best of the meet. The horse show exhibits were good and the bicycle races interesting, though not very fast. The first race of the afternoon was the one mile handicap. R. S. Aird of Topeka won the race, his time being 2:12. James Doncyson, Topeka. sec ond and Jack Mercer, Topeka, third. J. F. Boyle, Topeka, won the mile and a half bicycle race in 3:3SV4. Next to him were R. S. Enslow, Lawrence., and J. S. Simears, Lawrence. As horsemen hurried the bicyclists for the three mile handicap, there was a contest filed. Three Topeka boys came in ahead. Aird crossed the tape first; time. 4:32'4Boyle got second, and Fred Faus third.. There was a mix-up in this race just after the fourth lap had been made. One rider was bruised and his wheel badly mashed. The acci dent threw three riders out of the race. The 2:23 pacing race was run under difficulties. Two sulky wheels were broken durine the scoring. There were ten starters in this race. During the scoring Tom Ervin, driver of Kansas Chief was fined twice for de liberately scoring in front of the pole horse. He rode up and paid his $25 like he had plenty of it to burn. The following are the summaries of the race: Frank Ervin, by Goodwood, Jr...l 1 1 Red Bells, by Redmond C 2 2 4 Kansas Chief, by Tenday 3 4 2 P. J., by President Wilkes 9 3 3 Time, 2:21; 2:2i.; 2:23. The 2:2i trotting was too fast for Dora Farnsworth. Lucy Cotton and Shadland Noruard, for they were dis tanced. The summaries: Silver Simmons, by Simmons.. 3 111 livers' Invincible, by Invinci ble 1 2 2 5 Reckless, by So Long, Jr 2 S 3 3 Scraps, by Karatus 6 3 7 2 Time, 2:27; 2:25i,i; 2:26. Billy the Twister disappointed the crowd in the free-for-all pacing race. It was expected that he and Dandy O. would have a neck to neck go for first place. Billy got together in good shape in the third heat and finished second. The summaries: Otto W., by Dal Brino 1 1 1 Dandy O., by Dal Brino 2 3 3 Billy the Twister, by Grey Har ry 6 4 2 John Kinney, by Aladdin 5 2 4 Time, 2:19; 2:22; 2:20. Two saddle races were run, one of which had been postponed from Fri day. In the five-eighth dash Black Tom won, time, 1:07; Nodaway second. Bil let third. The three-fourths mile and repeat was won by Dr. Malcolm, time 1:21 and 1:23; Fox was second and Miss Oaks third. Miss Isadore Davis was the winner of the ladies' bicycle riding contest. Mrs. Frank Walker secured the red ribbon. Mrs. J. W. F. Hughes and Miss Eth elyn Palmer exhibited two of Frank Wear's beautiful saddle horses. Miss Palmer received the blue ribbon. Dr. McCurdy won the first prize for fancy pole team. He drove "Captain" and "General" to a light box buggy. The doctor has gotten the blue ribbon in nearly everything in which he has entered. Dr. W. S. Lindsay drove his team of blacks in the contest and received sec ond prize. In the pony contest a team of black Shetland ponies won first prize. TheTopekaExposition company came out about even on the race meet. All purses were paid Saturday night. No better choice of a starter for the races could have been made than Mr. O. P. Updegraff. He filled the bill to the satisfaction of all, and is a graceful, gentlemanly official. HORTON DEFEATS HIAWATHA. Both Sides Played an Almost Error less Game Score 4 to 2. Horton. July 13. After a spirited con test Horton won the game Saturday from Hiawatha by a score of 4 to 2. Both sides put up a brilliant and al most errorless game. "Shorty" Howell was in the box for Horton and struck out seven men, let ting the visitors down with four hits. Horton made four double plays and Hiawatha -one. R H E Horton 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 6 2 Hiawatha 2 0000000 0 2 3 4 S UNDAY'S GAMES. Kansas City, July 13. The Blues boosted themselves back into fourth place by two easy victories from Co lumbus yesterday. The promise of two games for the price of one admission filled the grand stand and packed the bleachers, in all to the number of about 4,500. Manning's men succeeded in swelling their batting averages very materially by hitting both Jones and Pears savagely. "Bumpus" Jones and Jack Barnett were the opposing pitchers in the first game. Barnett had good control and fair support, and at no time in the game was he annoyed by thoughts of possible defeat. Score by innings: Kansas City 1 3 0 0 1 4 2 3 721 Columbus 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 The second game was a repetition of the first. Batteries Kling and Blan ford; Pears and Wilson. Score by innings: Kansas City 1 1 3 0 0 1 7 2 0 14 Columbus 0 4 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 8 INDIANAPOLIS 3; MILWAUKEE 2 Milwaukee, July 13. It was a pitch ers' battle, but good fortune was with Indianapolis. Score: R H E Milwaukee ..:0 0001001 02 7 i Indianapolis .0 0001100 1 3 6 2 Batteries Barnes and Speer; Phillips and Buckley. MINNEAPOLIS 7; GRAND RAPIDS 4 Minneapolis,Minn.,July 13. The game was remarkably well played, consider ing the rough grounds. The Millers' played for a shut-out, but the Goldbugs bunched their hits in the last inning and scored four runs. Anderson allow ed but 18 visitors to come to bat in the first six innings. Score: R. H. E. Minneapolis ..00012020 2 7 13 0 Gd. Rapids ...0 0000000 44 9 11 Batteries Anderson and Schriver; Parker and Smink. ST PAUL 18; DETROIT 8. St. Paul, July 13. The St. Paul team won another victory from Detroit by hard hitting. Thomas was knocked out of the box, seven hits being made off him in the seventh inning. Fricken pitched his first game for the locals and made a good impression. Score: P H E St. Paul 1 0 02 4 17 1 218 18' 2 Detroit 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 8 12 5 Batteries Fricken and Spies; Thomas, Ely and Twineham. NATIONAL LEAGUE. BALTIMORE 7; c. LOUISVILLE 2. Louisville.July 13. The Colonels' win ning streak was broken by their stupid base running and failing to connect with the ball with men on bases. A sensational catch by Clarke and the batting of Donnelly were the only fea tures. Attendance, 8,500. Score: Louisville 00000200 0 2 Baltimore 01101102 1 7 CLEVELAND 5; CHICAGO 2. Chicago, July 13. Great luck and the broiling sun gave the Spiders the game in the fifth inning. After two outs. Wallace backed away from the plate, but the ball struck his bat and lit in the right field for two bases, nad McAleer followed with a fly to left that went for a triple because Decker was blinded by the sun. Attendance, 11,000. Score: Chicago 0 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 02 Cleveland 00004010 05 CINCINNATI 19; BROOKLYN 5. Cincinnati, July 13. After Brooklyn tied the score in the seventh, the Reds, by a batting rally in the succeeding inning, won the game. Attendance, 11, 200. Score: Cincinnoati 11110 110 4 9 Brooklyn 11000030 0 5 WASHINGTON 14; ST. LOUIS 1. St. Louis, July 13. The game was not an interesting one, the Browns being almost shut out. The Washingtons made 19 hits off Donahue, out of which they scored 14 runs, aided by errors. Attendance 5,000. Score: St. Louis 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Washington 04104202 1 14 Western League Standing. Won. Lost. P.C. Indianapolis 45 20 .692 Minneapolis 39 28 .582 St. Paul 38 29 .567 Kansas City 38 31 .551 Detroit , 35 31 .530 Milwaukee 31 40 .437 Grand Rapids 24 47 .338 Columbus 24 48 .333 National League Standing. Won. Lost. P.C. Cincinnati 50 24 .676 Cleveland 44 22 .667 Baltimore 45 " 23 .662 Boston 39 29 .574 Pittsburg , 37 31 .544 Chicago 40 35 .533 Brooklyn 34 37 .479 Washington 31 34 .477 Philadelphia 33 37 .471 New York 27 39 .409 St. Louis 18 54 .250 Louisville 16 49 .246 BASEBALL NOTES. Parsons beat Independence 6to 5 Sat urday. . Tommy Tucker is not talking much this season. Dan Brouthers has been released by Philadelphia. Boston wants to trade Bannon for a heavier man. Horton won from Hiawatha on Sat urday by a score of 4 to 2'. Junction won the last game from Em poria, making it four straight. The Topeka team lost the third and last game to Minneapolis. The first half of this week the team will play at Emporia and the last three days at home with Junction City. Paddy Flaherty broke all western as sociation records in Quincy by mak ing three home runs in one game. One of his hits was the longest ever made in Quincy. It went over the left field fence and traveled not less than 500 feet before touching the ground. The enemies of Freedman are making a big howl over the verdict in the Rusie case. They are the very men who refused to take any notice of the appeal of the St. Louisans, who were fined most out rageously. Rusie may have deserved more than he got. Weidman, the league umpire who was assaulted by the Cleveland players in Louisville recently, has tendered his resignation to President Young. Nick didn't accept it, but wrote the poor fel low an encouraging letter, requesting him to remain on the staff. A foul off Mercer's bat in the seventh inning at Washington the other day sped for the Bostons' bench and came near nailing Manager Selee to the base of the grand' stand. "Kid" Nichols put up his paw, howver, and saved his boss from a bruised anatomy. Be deceived no longer, Bremner's Biscuits are the best. WHO ARTHUR SEWELL IS. One of the Largest Owners of Mer chant Ships in the Country. Bath. Me., July 11. Steadily for over 70 years has the Sewell private signal, a white "S" on a blue ground, fluttered from the main spar from some of the staunchest, finest, swiftest vessels in the merchant marine, carrying the stars and stripes into every foreign port. From the days of the first chubby lit tle "Diana" built in 1823 to the great steel "Diriga" launched in 1894, this house has led the country in designs for merchant vessels. Beginning un der William D. Sewell in 1823, the house ha3 been continuous and today owns the largest sailing merchantman afloat under our flag. J. D. Sewell was succeeded by his sons, under the name of E. and E. A. Sewell, which firm has become Arthur Sewell and Company, with Arthur Sewell, Maine member of the national Democratic committee and Democratic nominee for president of the United States at its head, and his nephew, Samuel S. Sewell and his son William D. Sewell, associated with him. The Sewells are of an old and illus trious family on both sides of the water. The first American Sewell came here in 1634, and Dummes Sewell, the grand father of the first ship builder, came to Bath from York, which was also in the district of Maine, in 1762, when he purchased the tract of land on which today stands the Sewell yard and houses of the Sewell family. In the 71 years that the Sewells have been building ships they have owned &o ships. Arthur Sewell, the present head of the firm, is about 50 years of age. He grew up among the scenes of the ship yard and seashore, acquiring a famil iarity with business life, which has served him well, not only in that par ticular branch, but in many other lines of commercial life. There is hardly a corporation in Sag idahoe county of which he is not a di rector. He is prominent in railroad cir cles as well as in politics, having been president of the Maine Central and oth ei important roads, and now being a di rector in many. He is a bank presi dent and one of the principal business men of this city. A striking fact in ac cordance with Mr. Sewell's nomination is that his son Harold is a Republican, having changed from the Democracy as a result of what he considered the par ty's failure in administration. Young Sewell was one of the leaders of the Reed delegation at St. Louis and is one of the leaders of the young Repub lican movement in Maine. ENGLISH FOR M'KINLEY. The Pall Mall Gazette Wants to See Him Elected. London, July 11. The Pall Mall Ga zette this afternoon says: The Demo crats have placed a premium on dis honesty and all forms of lawlessness. Every man who has a stake in the country', the ever honest man, be he poor or rich, has that, whether a Dem ocrat or Republican, and will in No vember vote for McKinley. The com ing campaign will not be a fight of Re publicans against Democrats, but of patriots against revolutionists. SILVER LEAGUE MEETS. Held a Session Saturday Night and Secures Quarters on West 6th Street At the meeting of the Republican Sil er league Saturday evening the league selected permanent quarters at 111-113 West Sixth street, (old St. James hotel) and as soon as possible the rooms will be furnished and used as meetings for the league. It is also the intention of the organization to establish a reading room in connection with the headquar ters with special reference to the dis cussion of the financial question. The next meeting will be held next Friday evening at 420 Kansas avenue, but after that they will be held in the new league rooms. The following delegates were elected to attend the silver meeting at the hall over 420 Kansas avenue tonight: D. C. Tillotson, J. H. Stevens, Dr. Eidson, J. J. Miller and A. B. Hulet. TO THE POLE BY BALLOON. Aeronaut Andre Will Start North Sometime This Month. London, July 13. Advices have been received from Tromsoe, Norway, that Arnold Pike's steamer, Victoria, has ar rived there after visiting the Swedish aeronaut, Herr Andre at Danesvandt. The erection of a balloon house had be gun and Herr Andre expected to be ready to start on his aerial voyage to wards the north pole early in July. Before starting, however, it was the intention of the aeronaut to test his balloon thoroughly by sending it up attached by ropes and by telephone to the steamer Vigro, which vessel con veyed Herr Andre and his companions and their output to Spitzbergen. On the way back from Spitzbergen Bay on June 29, where it was learned that the members of the Martin-Conway party of the Swedish Geer-Knor-ring expedition were well. At that time Adent Bay was full of ice. HALF MILLION EIRE. Large St. Louis Elevator Burned and the Huge Smoke Stack Falls. St. Louis, July 13. At 2 o'clock this morning ire was dscovered in the boil er room of the Merchants Terminal' ele vator, located at Second and Biddle streets. The building being an old and dry one, the flames ate their way to the top as quickly as if it had been so much paper. The whole north portion of the city was illuminated for many miles and such heat was thrown out that the work of the firemen was ery difficult the heat being almost unbearable. About thirty minutes after the fire broke out a 200 foot smoke stack fell, narrowly missing the firemen below. John A. Ryan, president of the com pany estimated that the-loss would be at least $500,000. The elevator contained many thousands of bushels of grain. C. E. Meets Next at Nashville. Washington, July 11. The board of directors has chosen Nashville. Tenn., as the place for holding the Christian Endeavor convention in 1898. Subscribe for the STATE JOURNAL. MORRILL ON BRYAN. The Governor Says the Whole Coun try Can Now Observe Populistic Methods. Gov. Morrill is quoted as saying In regard to the nomination of Wm. J. Bryan for the presidency: "It is yet too early to form an intel ligent opinion of the situation in Kan sas. The fight is certain to be close. When the enthusiasm dies down, how ever, I believe the Democratic party will stand aghast at what they have done. Never since the foundation of the American government have the people tried such an experiment as the nomination of a man only 37 years of age, whose qualities are totally un known to them beyond the fact that he can address a crowd and move them by appealing to their prejudices and their fancied wrongs. There is one thought which occurred to me this morning which afforded me considera ble gratification. The nation at large will now have an opportunity to taste a little of the campaigning presented by the Populists all these years in Kansas. "With Bryan at the head of the tick et and the Populist party in full chase at its heels, the United States will be given a grand opportunity to inspect the spectacle of a campaign made on the theory that government can legis late away all ills of mankind, and that by a simple turn of the financial wrist prosperity can be made to cross every man's doorstep. "I believe the sober second thought of the American people will condemn the action of the Chicago convention. In Kansas we have a very close fight, and we might as well frankly admit it, but never before has the Republican jiarty of our state been in better condi tion to make this fight aggressive." STATE HOUSE NOTES. The teachers in all the Indian gov ernment schools will hold a normal in stitute at Haskell Institute, near Law rence, beginning today . State suprin tendent of public instruction delivered the opening address this morning. Bank Commissioner John W. Breid enthal has gone to Goodland to be present at the trial of M. B. Tomblin, who was the president of the Sherman county bank at the time it failed. Tomb lin was arrested on the charge of re ceiving deposits after the bank was in a failing condition. The Lewis-Shultx Lumber company of Atchison has incorporated and filed its charter. The capital is $10,000 and the directors for the first year are S. H. Fnllerton, W. H. Lewis, F. M. Ba ker. The Kansas City Mercantile and Commission company has incorporated for the purpose of buying merchandise, meats, packing house products and provisions. Thecapital stock is $5,000, and Uriah S. Epperson, Charles E. H. Brelsford. Thos. O. Cunningham, Wm. J. Todd Chas. F. Hutchins are the di rectors for the first year. The state board of railroad commis sioners has dismissed the case of the citizens of Nemaha county against the Kansas City and Northwestern railroad. The depot at Bancroft burn ed down some time ago and the com pany did not rebuild it. The citizens complained of the road's action in the matter. Through the efforts of the board the railroad has rebuilt the de pot. The case was accordingly dis missed. FELL FROM HIS BERTH. Ex-Register of St- Louis Dies on a Train Women Take His Money. Washington, July 13. Harry J. Po cock, ex-city register of St. Louis, died suddenly on a Baltimore & Ohio train near Parkersburg, W. Va., Saturday night. His death is surrounded by circumstances both suspicious and sen sational. Deputy Commissioner of Pensions Bell wa3 a passenger in the same car with Pocock. At 11 o'clock Mr. Bell heard an agonizing shriek from the upper berth of No. 6, the berth of his evening companion. The shriek was followed with a groan and shrill ex planation, "I'm dying, help! let me out!" Mr. Bell sprang Into the aisle and had scarcely got upon his feet when Pocock in agony tumbled from his bed, striking his head against the floor. All the passengers were sound asleep except Mr. Bell and two women in the lower part of No. 6. The fallen man gasped, stiffened his limbs opened his eyes wide, his muscles relaxed and he was dead. The conductor telegraphed forward to Parkersburg for the coroner and under taker to meet the train, then went to Mi. Pocock's berth to arrange his ef fects. As' they stopped at the berth they heard one of the two women say. little above a whisper: "It's $700; stick it in your stocking." Mr. Bell looked in and there they were going through the dead man's pockets at lightning speed One was apparently thirty years old and the other about twenty. Mr. Bell asked what they were doing. The elder woman replied that she was "The man's wife." not speaking Mr. Pocock's name. Mr. Pocock had told Mr. Bell that he was unmarried. Mr. Bell and the conductor induced the women to surrender $430 secreted in the stocking of the elder and $58 in a pocket of the younger. The women finally confessed that they were not relatives to Mr. Pocock, so when the train pulled up to the Parkersburg de pot the women were handed over to be detained as witnesses. To Colorado, Montana, Black Hills, Puget Sound & Pacific Coast Via "Burlington Route." Take the shortest line with best through train service from Missouri River Cities to the far West. Daily train leaves Kansas City 10:40 a. m., arrives Billings, Mont., 1050 miles dis tant, 5.40 next afternoon; free Reclin ing Chair Car from Kansas City to Billings; Sleeper Lincoln, Neb., to Bil lings, Connects with Northern Pacific Trans-Continental train to Montana and Puget Sound; time from ten to twenty-five hours shorter than any other line from Kansas City. Sleepers and Chair Cars Kansas City to Denver, Rio Grande scenic line be yond for Colorado, Utah and Califor nia. Ask Agent for tickets over the estab lished lines of the BURLINGTON ROUTE. L. W. WAKELEY, Gen. Pass. Agt., St. Louis, Mo. To Chicago, St Louis and the East Via"Burlington Route." The traveling public is sure to find the best fast Vestibuled trains from the Missouri river to the east via the "Bur lington Route." Elaborate compart ment sleepers, (same rate as standard sleepers) free chair cars of luxurious pattern to St. Louis; standard sleepers, free chair cars and dining cars to Chi cago. Ask ticket agent for tickets via Ves tibuled Eli to Chicago, and via the Ves tibuled Limited to St. Louis. L. W. WAKELEY, General Passenger Agent, St. Louis, Mo. DROWNED AT LAWRENCE. Four Persons in a Boat Swept Over the Dam. Lawrence, July 13. Sunday evening about 8 o'clock four persons were drowned in the Kaw at this point. They lost control of the boat just above the dam and it was swept over. In the afternoon L. C. Study, his wife and daughter and his wife's sister, Mrs. Hook,' and her babe started up the river from the boat house at Lawrence for a. pleasure trip. The river was very high on account of the recent rains in the west and the current was swift. The trip up the river was made in safe ty and the return trip accomplished till the boat house was reached. The control of the boat was lost in turning it toward the landing, and the boat and occupants were swept over the dam. The rescue parties at once organized and succeeded in rescuing Mrs. Hook, one of the occupants of the boat, Rnd Flossie Study, below the dam. but both are in a very precarious condition. The other members of the party were drowned: The names of the drowned are: L. C. Study, a printer and old time resident of this city: Mrs. L. C. Study, his wife; Katie Reynolds. daugh ter of Ed Reynolds, who lives near town and who was visiting the Studys and went riding with them, and an in fant child of Mrs. Hook. M'KINLEY AT ST. PAL L. Foraker and Hobart Will Also Attend the Encampment St Paul. July 13. Applications for quarters during the G. A. R. encamp ment have been received from fully 12, 000 people, and up to date every one of these have been cared for with the aid of the prompt responses received from citizens offering rooms in their homes. This morning an application was re ceived from an association composed of past aides to past commander-in-chiefs. Up to date there are forty-five of this association coming. Special invitations have been sent to Governor McKinley, Mr. Hobart and Senator Joseph B. Fcraker, and there is no question that they will all ba here. It is already settled that Senator Thurston of Nebraska, will be one of the orators at the grand campflre, and W. G. Burton, one of the congressmen from Missouri, will address the camp fire on the subject "The Flag." He is considered one of the best speakers on this subject in the country, and -his ef fort will doubtless be a great treat. KEPLE1 INDIGNANT. Says That Gaines Permitted the Es cape of Criminals From the Jail. Sheriff Kepley is indignant at the connection of his name with the Gaines case before the board of pardons. s "When Gaines was in the county jail," said he, "he told me himself that he knew for a week about the escape being planned. They worked right in front of his cell when they were saw ing out, and he gave no alarm. I? he Is so anxious to bring criminals to jus tice, why did he not let me know of the plot?" CT LELAND'S MISSION. Trying to Get Republican Branch Headquarters Close to Missouri Saloons. Kansas City, July 13. Cy Leland of Kansas left yesterday for Cleveland, O., where he will attend a meeting of the executive committee of the national Republican committee today. He will use his influence to have branch head quarters of the national committee es tablished in Kansas City, Kan., during the coming campaign. A large number of telegrams have been sent to Chairman Hanna and Ma jor McKinley setting forth the import ance of such a move and requesting them to establish a branch here. Notification Committee Meet Chicago, July 13. The sub-commltteo of the notification committee met in the Clifton House this morning at 11 o'clock and decided to let the members of the notification committee return to their homes where they will be inform ed in a few days as to the time of no-, tifying Mr. Bryan and Mr. Pewa.ll on their nomination. This will be decided! by the executive committee of the no-l tification committee. t Accounts $300,000 Short Pittsburg. July 13. Maj. W. C. More land, ex-city atorney, entered a plea . of guilty today to the charge of embtz- jj zlement of $26,000 of city funds. His assistant, W.H. House pleoded not guii- ! ty and was placed on trial. The audi- J tor's report lust week shows a dis- ' crepancy of JiOO.OOO in the accounts of Messrs. Moreland and House. New Hampshire Democrats Called. Nashua, N. H., July 13. C. A. Sullo way, representing the New Hampshire delegation has telegraphed Chairman Amey, of the state committee, to call a convention to determine what position shall be assumed by the New Hamp shire Democrats with reference to the silver question. Bicycle renting and repairing, Topeka Cycle Co., 112 West Eighth street. Mineral Water. The finest in the west. Come and try It J. W. PHILLIPS. 612 W. Eighth Ave. MAKE THE Refrigerator PAY YOUR ICE BILLS. We have a few left that go at COST. $ lso.;... ': .ALSO. GAS STOVES. We can save you money on CUTLERY, i 0 " If you want first-class goods we have them American made goods our specialty. TAYMANOBERLEY t HARDWARE CO. 702 Kansas Avenue.