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United States Indian Education
al Association In Session.
Leading Indian Educators to Be
McKinley Expected to "Visit
Fort Riley In September.
Other Kansas News of a General
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finds Official Life Too Hard on His
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
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.
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
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
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.
Mrs. Rinehart Has Made Ten In
Ten Successive Days.
Great Record of a Woman Who
Began Riding In September.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Horton 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 6 2
Hiawatha 2 0000000 0 2 3 4
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
Milwaukee, July 13. It was a pitch
ers' battle, but good fortune was with
Indianapolis. Score:
Milwaukee ..:0 0001001 02 7 i
Indianapolis .0 0001100 1 3 6 2
Batteries Barnes and Speer; Phillips
and Buckley.
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, 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:
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.
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
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, 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
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
Parsons beat Independence 6to 5 Sat
urday. .
Tommy Tucker is not talking much
this season.
Dan Brouthers has been released by
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Held a Session Saturday Night and
Secures Quarters on West 6th
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.
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.
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
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.
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The Governor Says the Whole Coun
try Can Now Observe Populistic
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
"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."
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
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
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.
General Passenger Agent,
St. Louis, Mo.
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.
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
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.
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
Trying to Get Republican Branch
Headquarters Close to Missouri
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.
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Cycle Co., 112 West Eighth street.
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