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TWO CENTS. THURSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 24, 1896. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. LAST CALL MADE For Money By the Committee of Fifteen. Citizens Should Be Liberal In This Matter. PREPARATIONS GO OX. Statehouse OJIieers Erecting a Fine Reviewing Stand. Thursday Morning's Parade to Be Much theicngest. Treasurer D. J. Greenwald, Secretary roran and A. K. Rodgers of the Com mittee of Fifteen started on a final tour of the city to raise funds today. The Committee is about $1,800 behind and an effort will be made to clean up the deficit this week. There are many people in the city who have not been seen and who are willing to contribute and if any such will send their contri butions to T. F. Doran, the secretary, It will be greatly appreciated. The member's of the Committee of Fifteen and especially the secretary, chairman and treasurer, have done lit tle else but look after the details of the Festival, and it is largely through their efforts that the success of the en tertainment and Reunion is assured. They have done their work without a cent of pay and the people of the city should see that they are not left "to hold the bag." THURSDAY MORNINGS PARADE Fifteen Thousand People Expect to Participate In It. The big civic and military parade of Thursday morning of Fall Festival week will probably be the largest pa rade of the kind ever witnessed in Kansas. Ten thousand old soldiers, numerous civic organizations, 1.000 reg ular troops, 1.000 of the Kansas Nation al Guard, zouave companies, cadets and 2.000 school children will march in the procession. The lloats will also form an interesting portion of the parade. the big parade has been divided in five divisions, each division as follows: First division Troops of the regular army from Ft. Leavenworth and Ft. Riley. Second division Kansas National fluiirds, zouaves and reform school ca d.'ts. Thif-fl division All marching civic or ganizations and floats. Fourth division Union veterans of the civil war. Fifth division School children of this city and visiting school children. REVIEWING STAND To be Erected at the North Side of Statehouse Square. The state executive council decided this morning to build a reviewing stand at the north entrance to the state house grounds on Eighth street. According to the plans which had been made the parades were to be re Viewed from carriages from that point, but when Major Anderson placed the matter before the executive council to day they consented to erect a stand without expense to the Committee of Fifteen which is sadly hampered for 'ant of funds. Just what the stand is to be has not teen definitely determined. It will, however, be large enough to accommo date the state officers and their ladies EJid the capacity will be about 30 peo ple. The state officers will spare no pains to make the stand as beautiful as possible. It will be a bower of flags and bunting and the rough boards of which it will be built will be entirely, concealed. All the parades will pass before this Ftand but it is especially designed to efford a review of the civic and milita ry parade on Thursday. The stand will lie done, however, for use on Monday When the Labor Day parade will be re viewed. It will be located at the north en trance of the state house grounds to re move it from the crush of people who v ill be on Kansas avenue. The work m the stand will probably be com menced tomorrow and before evening the wood work of the stand will be completed. BIG TENT RAISED. Will Hold 6,000 People Was Low ered on Account of Wind. F. P. Bacon of the Topeka Transfer company kindly donated two of his heavy wagons and teams to haul the large ampitheater tent to Camp Miles. The tent which seats 6,000 people was raised yesterday afternoon but it was taken down this morning on account of the heavy wind. Many of the small state tents were tilso taken down this morning as they are old and it was feared they would be destroyed by the wind. LETTER FROM THE DRAGON. The Interesting Reptile Explains the Source of Its Present Beauty. To the Editor of The State Journal. At a private reception last Tuedav a most beautiful lady of Topeka asked me "Why are you so beautiful'" As the explanation of the "why" is prob aoly due the public, I herewith give the candid answer I gave the lady: At a 5 o'clock tea given bv Duicinea del Toboso in our celestial home it was first announced by Don Quixote that I was to attend the Fall Festival in To peka. Beau Brummel said I should have new clothes to go in. Thackeray eaid the idea of a dragon In clothes Is absurd, and that a first class tattooing on my skin was just the thing. Michael Angelo, Rubens and Raphael, who were also present (and are in our celestial eet), applauded Thackeray's idea. Each volunteered to design and execute what might be pleasing to the people of Kan sas if I would submit to the operation Rnd stand the pain of tattooing. On my consenting. Thackeray pro posed as a subject to work on that some of the prominent features of the three ages on earth bedepicted on my hide Ho garth could do the comedy; Angelo the massive; Raphael, the sublime: Ru! bens, the "love and avarice" features All this being agreed to. they all went lo work with material procured in Mer- CKry- TiIiiam Bacon Shakespeare chose four prominent features of the present, middle and stone ages to be illustrated. This is just how I came to be so beautiful. I might have been still more lovely but other artists and literary genii of our set, who would gladly have assist ed for the Festival, were on a visit to a distant nebulae, and Cervantes is making his home at present in Sirius. Respectfully. THE DRAGON OF AGES. WILL HAVE A QUEEN, TOO. Santa Fe Skylarks Will Go Skylark ing Friday Night The "Santa Fe Sky Rollers," the Kar nival night club organized in the au ditor of freight receipts' office of the Santa Fe, have decided to introduce a "queen" in the Karnival parade which will astonish the natives and visitors in this city and surpass anything in the line of titled beauty, with of course the exception of Lorina and the Floral Queen. The boys have, after much discussion, picked on the name "Flora" for their queen, and propose to expose her to the view of the excited public on Karnival night on a magnificent throne, surrounded by several attendants, courtiers and a large number of jest ers. One particularly bright mind on the sixth floor has, after much labor and loss of sleep, evolved the following touching ballad, which will be sung by the boys in honor of the new queen: We love our darling Flora, yes we do, For she's indeed our lily, loo, loo, loo; In the Santa Fe we're high, For we work next to the sky. And to Flora you can bet that we are true. Her hair it may be auburn what of that? And tho' her "walkers" strike the pave ment with a spat. Our feelings never waver. Not a demi-semi-quaver. So don't you think we're talking through our hat. MRS. C. S. SUTTON'S CONCERT. Indefatigable as Ever, Mrs. Sutton Has a New Entertainment Ready. The musical and phonographical en tertainment to be given at Hamilton hall next Monday evening for the bene fit of the Floral portion of the Fall Fes tival should be well attended. The pro gramme arranged for the evening is excellent, and the price of admission, 15 cents, is within the reach of all. The following is the programme of the entertainment : PART I. 1. Piano Solo Miss Mabel Waggener. 2. Selections by phonograph; (a) Gladiator march, as played by Gil more's band; (b) vocal solo, "Molly and I and the Baby:" (c) "Marching Through Georgia," as played by the United States Marine band; (d) "Way Down Yonder in the Cornfield;" (e) vocal solo. "Going Back to Arkansas," as sung by the Manhattan quartette. 3. Recitation "How We Hunted the Mouse," E. W. Benedict. 4. Selections by the phonograph: (a) vocal solo. "Johnnie, Get Your Gun;" (b) xylophone and piano solo, "The Mocking Bird;" (c) "My Country 'Tis of Thee," as played by the United States Marine band; (d) "Sleigh Bell Polka." as played by the Voss First Regiment band. PART II. 5. Vocal Solo Miss Louise Alcorn. 6. Selections by the phonograph: (a) "Jolly Coppersmith," as played by Voss First Regiment band; (b) "Sweet Ma rie," as sung by Miss Minnie Emmett of New York; (c) recitation, "Casey at the Bat." 7. Violin Solo Carl Wood. 8. Selections by the phonograph; (a) piccolo solo. "Darkey's Jubilee;" (b) bass solo, "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep:" (c) drum solo; (d) vocal solo, "After the Ball." 9. Vocal Solo Mr. H. L. Shirer. 10. Selections by the phonograph; (a) comic duet, "The Swiss Boy;" (b) "The Old Oaken Bucket." as sung by the Manhattan quartette; (c) vocal solo, "Mary's Little Lamb," as recited by J. W. Myers; (d) coronet solo, "Dancing in the Barn;" (e)"Home, Sweet Home," as sung by George J. Adkins. J. K. Hudson has donated 500 tickets for the entertainment and Chas. Wells has donated the programmes. Hang Out a Lantern. . S. S. McFadden, chairman of the Bu reau of Public Comfort, suggests that all persons who have rooms to rent near the business portion of the city display a Japanese lantern in front of their houses next week. This sugges tion is made from the fact that many of the rooms reported as for rent to Mr. McFadden some days ago have al ready been engaged. Unless some means is taken to designate the rooms which are still for rent much confus ion will be occasioned the visitors. Baseball Festival Week. The base ball feature of Fall Festi val week will be the games for the championship of the slate. There will be games every day during the week, and the entries are open to all comers. There will be two ball games this week. Tomorrow the Atchison ball club comes to play with Topeka. As usual, to morrow will be ladies' free day. Next week Atchison plays here and other clubs which wish to enter for the cham pionship of the state will be assigned dates. There may be two games each day if the entries warrant it. Attention, Horsemen. All gentlemen in the city, who are willing to ride horseback in the parades for next week, are requested to meet in Republican Flambeau hall this even ing, at 8 o'clock. This call is not for those participating in the flower pa rade, but all who expect to ride in the flower parade are invited to participate in this organization, also. Fall Festival Marshals. There will be a meeting of the mar shals of the Fall Festival parades at Lincoln post hall Saturday evening at 5 o'clock. All marshals are urgently requested to report at the hall at that hour fully equipped and mounted. Chief Marshal Fuller will make the assign ment of parades at the meeting and give out all necessary instructions. One More Practice DrilL There will be another practice drill for persons who take part in the eques trian portion of the Floral parade at the fair grounds Friday evening. The drill will last from 5:30 to 6:30, and will be the last practice before the parade on Wednesday. Weather Indications. Chicago, 111., Sept. 24. For Kansas: Showers tonight, clearing and cooler Friday; brisk southerly, shifting to west winds. Marysville Fire Department Coming. Marysville, Sept. 24. The fire depart ment of Marysville will attend the Re union and appear in the parade. FOR HUMANITY. Gladstone Urges England to Act Regarding Turkey. Advises the Recall of the Eng lish Ambassador. SHE CAX ACT ALONE. He Says England Needn't Be Domineered By Others. Believes the Sultan Himself In spires the Awful Massacres. (Copyrighted, 1896, by Associated Press.) Liverpool, Sept. 24. Enthusiastic crowds of people assembled at an early hour this morning in the vicinity of Hengler's circus, all anxious to push into the building and hear the eagerly anticipated address which Wm. E. Gladstone had announced his willing ness to make before the meeting called by the Reform club to protest against the recent massacres of Armenians at Constantinople and elsewhere in Tur key. The doors of the circus building were opened for the admission of the audi ence at 10 o'clock and at 11 o'clock the vast auditorium was packed to its ut most capacity. Mr. Gladstone, Mrs. Gladstone. Mr. Herbert Gladstone and other members of the family arrived in this city at noon and were welcomed at the rail road station by a crowd of about 2,000 people who greeted the veteran states man with hearty cheers as he and his family were recognized. At the en trance of Hengler's circus, Mr. Glad stone was received by a long and wide ly enthusiastic outburst of applause on the part of the crowds who were unable to obtain admittance and when the great Liberal entered the auditorium, there was a roar of applause which could have been heard a mile away. The cheering was continued for a long time after Mr. Gladstone stepped briskly on the platform at 12:30 p. m., and bowed gravely in acknowledge ment of the enthusiastic welcome ac corded him. The Earl of Derby, who presided, was accompanied by the Countess of Derby and upon the platform were many per sons of distinction in political, commer cial and social life. After the usual formalities of open ing such a meeting had been concluded, the first resolution proposed by a Con servative and seconded by a Liberal was put. It read: "That this meeting de sires to express its indignation and ab horrence of the cruel treatment to which the Armenians are being sub jected by their Turkish rulers and of the massacres which have recently oc curred at Constantinople, which are a disgrace to the civilization of the nineteenth century." The resolution was adopted .by ac clamation. When Mr. Gladstone rose to speak he looked well and hearty for a man of his years of hard work. He bowed repeatedly in response to the outbursts of cheering which greeted him. When he was able to make him self heard, Mr. Gladstone, after a few preliminary remarks, moved the fol lowing resolution, which was received with thunders of applause during which every person present was upon his or her feet, wildly waving hats, handker chiefs, sticks, or umbrellas. "That this meeting trusts that her majesty's ministers realizing to the fullest extent the terrible condition in which their fellow Christians are placed will do everything possible to obtain for them full security and protection; and this meeting assures her majesty's ministers that they may rely upon the cordial support of the citizens of Liver pool in whatever steps they may feel it necessary to take for that purpose." When the applause had been calmed down by the outstretched hand of the aged statesman, Mr. Gladstone declar ed his adhesion to the principles con tained in the resolutions and said he came there not claiming any authority except that of a citizen of Liverpool. But, he added, the national platform upon which the meeting was based, gave greater authority for sentiments universally entertained throughout the length and breadth of the land and urg ed that in this matter party sympa thies should be renounced. Continuing Mr. Gladstone said: "1 entertain the lively hope and strong be lief that the present deplorable situa tion is not due to the act, or default of the government of this great country," (Cries of "Oh," and cheers.) "The pres ent movement," he added, "is based on the broad grounds of humanity and is not directed against the Mohamme dans but against the Turkish officials, evidence of whose barbarities rests in credible official reports. "Now, as in 1S76, to the guilt of mas sacre is added the impudence of denial which will continue just as long as Eu rope is content to listen." Mr. Gladstone then expressed the opinion that the purpose of the gath ering was defensive and prospective, saying that no one could hold out the hope that the massacres were ended, al though he ventured to anticipate that the words spoken at the meeting would find their way to the palace at Con stantinople. (Loud cheers.") Mr. Gladstone then said: "I doubt if it is an exaggeration to say that it was in the Sultan's palace, and there only, that the inspiration has been supplied and the policy devised of the whole series of massacres. When the Sultan carries massacre into his own capital, under the eyes of the ambassadors, he appears to have gained the very acme of what it is possible for him to do. "But," the speaker further said, "the weakness of diplomacy. I trust, is about to be strengthened by the echo of this nation's voice." (Great cheering.) Mr. Gladstone then alluded to the supine ness of the ambassadors of the powers at Constantinople and said: "The con cert of Europe is an august and useful instrument, but it has not usually sue. ceeded in dealing with the eastern question, which has arrived at a period when it is necessary to strengthen the hands of the government by an expres sion of national opinion. I believe that the united presence of the ambassadors at Constantinople has operated as a distinct countenance to the sultan, who is thus their recognized ally. "But while urging the government to act, it does not follow that even for the sake of the great object in view Great Britain should transplant Eu rope into a state of war. On the other hand, however, I deny that England must abandon her own right to inde pendent judgment and allow herself to be domineered by the other powers." (Cheers.) Mr. Gladstone also said: "We have a just title to threaten Turkey with coer cion that does not in itself mean war, and I think that the first step should be the recall .of our ambassador. (Cheers.) And it should be followed by the dismissal of the Turkish ambassa dor from London. Such a course is frequent and would not give the right of complaint to anybody. When diplo matic relations are suspended, England should inform the sultan that she would consider the means of enforcing her just and humane demands. I do not be lieve that Europe will make war to in sure the continuance of massacres more terrible than ever recorded in the dis mal, deplorable history of human crime." (Loud cheers.) Mr. Gladstone.who spoke about twen ty minutes, was in good voice and did not seem fatigued when he had fin ished. Before the arrival of the Gladstone party and the distinguished guests in the auditorium of Hengler's Circus to day there was a spontaneous outburst of patriotism, everybody present stand ing bareheaded and joining in singing "God Save the Queen." Copies of the resolutions adopted will be forwarded to the cabinet ministers. SATED OTHERS' LIVES. Heroic Work at the Burning of the Mexico, Mo., Military Academy. St. Louis, Sept. 24. A special to the Post-Dispatch from Mexico, Mo., says that the Missouri Military academy, sit uated about one mile southwest of that city, was burned to the ground at an early hour this morning causing a loss of $75,000 to the building and a heavy loss in personal effects. Insurance $37, 000. One hundred students were in the building when the fire broke out, and. while no lives were lost, many of them had narrow escapes and received in juries more or less serious. The flames broke out in the east wing of the build ing, which is a substantial three story structure of stone and brick and from the nature of the origin of the fire, it is thought to have been the work of an in cendiary. Cadet Clopton , son of the United States district attorney of St. Louis. and Cadet W. W. Austin of Carrollton, proved themselves heroes and saved several lives. Captain Glasscock, mili tary instructor and Lieutenant Good, U. S. A., also did heroic work. When Cadet Clopton was awakened by the smoke he sounded the fire call on his bugle and aroused his sleeping comrades. With the help of Austin, he succeeded in helping- several of his frightened and almost helpless com rades to get out of the burning build ing. Capt. Glasscock and Lieutenant Good ran from room to room at the peril of their lives, getting out the stu dents who had not been awakened by the bugle call. Cadet Captain Rolla Mclntire was taken out by Lieutenant Good, who was finally compelled to jump with him from a third story win dow. Both the older officers escaped without injury. When the boys sleeping in the second and third stories of the building real ized that the structure was on fire all escape by way of the stairs was cut off and they were compelled to jump from the windows. There was no hesitation on the part of the older of the boys, who were almost compelled to force their younger comrades to make the leap. Twenty-one were injured but none fatally. The building was soon burned to the ground and all its contents destroyed. Nothing was saved by the faculty, or students, who were compelled to take shelter in nearby houses in town and in Mexico hotels. Col. A. F. Fleet, principal of the school, says his loss will be $75,000, on which there is $37,000 insurance. The loss sustained by the students is not known, but will be heavy. Below is given a full list of those whose injuries are at all serious: G. T. Guernsey, Independence, Kan., whole face, chest and back are one solid mass of burns; is also badly bruised. W. Patier. Cairo. 111.; arm broken. Walter Wolf, East St. Louis; back broker, and injured internally. Daniel Boone, St. Louis; both ankles sprained. Mr. Halliday, St. Louis; leg broken and back injured. Cyrus Kidd, Hannibal, Mo.; back sprained and injured internally. Frank Maxwell, Mexico, Mo.; burned about the head. Chester Elliott, Humansville, Mo.; foot badiy injured. G. H. Sutherland, St. Louis; shoulder dislocated. John McClellan, Enid, O. T. ; arm bro ken. Captain Greiner, Ohio; arm broken. Bruce Christian, Fairfax, Mo.; back and head injured. Todd, St. Louis; shoulder dislo cated. Captain Glasscock, Paris, Mo.; side very badly cut. Robert Judson, Salem, Mo.; back sprained. M. C. Dobson, ; Kansas City; sprained back and knee. L. Meyer, St. Louis; ankle badly sprained. F. L. Wheeler, St. Louis; back badly sprained. Prosser Ray, Chester; hurt inter nally. BA1ARD MADE A SPEECH. He Eulogized Queen Victoria and Also Grover Cleveland. Liverpool, Sept. 24. The American chamber of commerce gave a banquet last night in connection with the an nual meeting of the British association for the advancement of science, which has been in progress here. Mr. Bayard the United States ambassador, was the chief guest of the evening. In responding to a toast to the presi dent of the United States, Mr. Bayard referred to the queen's prolonged reign as a triumph of good and Settled gov ernment of a free country. He also eulogized President Cleveland's finan cial integrity and sound faith. His chief reason, he said, for coming was his warm appreciation of the noble words spoken by Baron Russell of Kill owen, the lord chief justice of England, now in the United States in favor of in ternational arbitration, which Mr.Bay ard said he hoped would sink into the consciences of both peoples. BOLTERSTO ACT. Prohibition Republicans Anx ious For a Separate Ticket. Want to Express Their Opposi to Morrill. A CALL IS ISSUED For a Convention at Topeka September 30. Methodist Church Largely Be hind the Movement. This state Is, to have another state convention this year. There is only a short time left in which to hold it, but it has been called. The prohibition element has decided to make another effort to unite on a single candidate for governor and attorney general. Ever since the two Prohibition conventions were held there has been an effort made on the part of some in each faction of the party to induce each of the candi dates for governor and attorney gen eral to withdraw and to have the entire strength ol :he party support one can didate for each of these offices. Several meetings have been held by the leading members of both central committees and much correspondence has been carried on by the committees and candidates. There is not a unan imity of opinion on the matter, but it is said that the majority of the leaders of each faction are willing that such a move should be made, and if enough of these leaders attend the convention that has been called to meet in this city next Wednesday, the 30th, a new can didate for governor will be the result. The Baldwin Bee of today will contain the following: At a mass meeting of citizens, repre senting different counties, held at Bald win September 21, 1S9S, a resolution was unanimously passed ordering a call for a mass convention of all the temper ance voters of the state who desire in dependent candidates for governor and attorney general, upon the single issue of the enforcement of the laws of the state. Participation in this conven tion is not to be made a test of party affiliation with reference to the national tickets or other state officers than those mentioned in this resolution. The fol lowing committee was appointed to issue said call: S. S. Martin of Ottawa, R. P. Hammons of Baldwin and J. W. Stewart of Ottawa. The following is the call: "We hereby call a mass convention of all temperance voters of Kansas, re gardless of party affiliation, to meet at the capitol building in the city of To peka. Kan., at 2 o'clock p. m., Septem ber 30, 1896, to put in nomination a tem perance candidate for governor and at torney general. "S. S. MARTIN, "R. P. HAMMONS, "J. W. STEWART, "Committee." S. S. Martin is a presiding elder in the Methodist church, while R. P. Ham mons and J. W. Stewart are pastors of Methodist churches. The parties that are behind this movement have been corresponding with the various candi dates on each of the tickets and with the central committees and claim that they have assurances from a majority of each that such a move would be wel comed. Some opposition has developed in each faction and it may be formida ble enough to defeat the plan of the majority. M. Williams, chairman of the middle of the road Prohibition commit tee, is said to be in favor of such a plan, but he is opposed by Horace Huriey, the candidate for governor, who declares that he wants to run himself. Chair man Lee Humbert of the National wing of the party is also said to be in favor of a combination, as is Henry Douth ard, the candidate for governor, but this is opposed by the secretary of the committee, D. S. Morrison. The Nationalists have filed their cer tificates of nomination, while the straightouts have not. It is said that the action of the Nationalists in filing the certificates was hurried forward by the members of the committee that op pose a combination. If Mr. Douthard is in favor of the combination, as he is said to be, it is stated that he can overcome this difficulty by filing his declination. A majority of the mem bers of both committees have signified their intention of being present in the city at the convention next week, when it will be definitely settled what will be done. In the event that such an agreement should be reached it is probable that I. O. Pickering could have the nomination for governor if he wants it. It is said that he has been approached on the matter and that he has partially given his consent to run. Other men that are mentioned to head the ticket are Colonel H. W. Lewis of Wichita, a re tired banker, and Rudolph Hatfield of the same place. There has also been some talk of R. P. Hammons, one of the parties issu ing the call, but it is said by a friend of his that Mr. Hammons' health is such that it is hardly probable that he would consent to make a campaign this fall, but if he could be prevailed upon to accept the nomination and would make a campaign he would suit both factions. A TRIP TO ASHEVILLE. Free of Exyenses for Whomever the Governor Favors. The governor of North Carolina has sent a message to the governor of Kan sas. The executive of North Carolina did not word his message in the epi grammatic words that have become historic and which the executive of that state is supposed to use when he ad dresses the executive of another state He simply states that a convention will be held in the "beautiful" city of Asheville on October 21, 22 and 23, for the purpose of petitioning congress to adopt a nationol flower of America and asks that the governor of Kansas ap point two delegates, one lady and one gentleman to attend and represent this state. He adds: "I have no doubt in your state there are eminent citizens who would be pleased to receive such a distinctive mark of attention, and I urge you to make this appointment and notify this department or Hon. Wm. J. Cocke, chairman and mayor of the city of Asheville." TAN HORN'S BIG BOLT. Sixty-two Well Known Kansas City Republicans Who Will Act as His Vice Presidents. Kansas City, Sept. 24. Col. R. T. Van Horn, congressman from this district, a veteran free silver advocate, as well as a veteran Republican, will speak in favor of the white metal at Turner hall this evening at a meeting held under the auspices of the Bryan Free Silver club. This club is composed wholly of men who have been life-long Republi cans, but who in this, the year when party lines have been falling, find themselves upon the side of Bryan and free silver. These men are all friends and followers of Coloned Van Horn. Al most 00 of them voted for him at the recent primaries. More than this num ber will vote for Bryan upon election day. The meeting promises to be a great rally of men who have left the Repub lican party. The following list of vice presidents has been chosen for the Van Horn meeting. All the men named are men who have always voted the Republican ticket: Dr. J. B. Bell, W. W. Kendall, Smith Baker, J. W. Kidwell, F. A. Becker, T. H. Kennedy, W. C. Brooks, G. W. Loomis, Charles Benn, L. N. Leslie, L. B. Bailey, J. W. McMillan, William Crowley, John Middleton, A. Chadwick, James Muir, James Campbell, James Mansfield, Johnson Clark, A. S. Newby, Dr. F. J. Cooley, D. W. Neweomber, J. S. Crosby, E. E. Pugh, E. P. Dresser, C. F. Quest, Charles L. Dean, E. E. Riland, J. E. Drake, Christopher Reid, Dr. E. J. Dennis, Dr. M. T. Runnels, P. A. Frederick, James E. Riley, Dr. J. Feld, M. L. Sullivan, Dr. W. Carl Feld, George Seeley, L. H. Fisher, E. Stansheld, T. H. Gatts, E. E. Schoellkopf, Ed Groves, B. H. Smith, Capt. W. F. Henry, L. C. Slavens, Charles A. Hunt, J. P. Tilhof, Howard M. Golden, Dr. L. G. Taylor, Hesekiah Hale, Dick Van Horn, G. W. Henry, E. E. Wilson, J. P. Harper, Col. Perry Weakly, H. T. Hovelman, S. B. Winram, A. D. Johnson, L. P. Williamson, L. G. Jeffries, James T. Young. TWO BIG FAILURES. Shoe Firm in Lynn, Mass., and Cloak Company in New York, Assign. Boston. Sept. 24. The national shoe and leather exchange has announced the failure of Burpee, Ramsey & Co., shoe manufacturers of Lynn. Assets and liabilities are not given. The firm did a business of between $600,000 and $800,000. New York, Sept. 24. Charles C.Black was today appointed ancillary receiver for the Richards company, dealers in cloaks, suits and novelties in proceed ings for the dissolution of the company brought by Samuel W. Richards. The liabalities are estimated at $110,000 and nominal asets at $150,000 and the actual asets at $.75,000. Attachments aggrega ting $55,629 in favor of several credi tors of the firm have been isued. TWO INHUMAN BRUTES. Saturate a Bog- With Kerosene and Set Him on Fire. Last night about 11 o'clock T. J. Col well, and R. C. Allen, two colored men, aged respectively 24 and 19 years, tied paper and cloths around the body of a stray dog, poured kerosene oil upon it and set fire to it. In the alley between Monroe and Madison streets and north of Fourth street, Colwell and Allen were having a good time at their house. They were making considerable noise and a num ber of people were attracted by the commotion. The door of the house was open and the colored men could be seen working at something on the floor. They laughed and joked as they work ed, and the crowd became larger on the outside. With a loud cheer and much laugh ing the men touched a match to the poor dog which they had been abusing, and kicked him out of the door. The flame from the oil soaked paper and cloth blazed up three feet and the ter rified animal ran from the house and down the alley screaming with pain. The men laughed and thought it a fun ny joke. The crowd pursued the dog; they should have turned their attention to the human fiends; if the animal had run under a building, which it would have been but natural for it to have done there would have been a big fire started. The dog ran down the alley toward Third street, while 'the flames blazed high from its back. Near the street it fell to the ground and rolled over and over in agony. The pursuing crowd with some difficulty extinguished the flames and the dog ran away to die. Patrolman McDowell and Special Offi cer Wilcox arrested the two brutes, Colwell and Allen, and they were lock ed in the city jail charged with cruelty to animals. They claimed that they were playing with the dog and that it ran against a can of coai oil and then tipped over a lamp. But several men saw the whole operation, and the two men will be punished for their inhu man joke. This morning state warrants were is sued for Colwell and Allen, charging them with cruelty to animals, and they were transferred to the county jail to await trial. They should receive the extreme penalty of the law. Any man who will so maltreat an animal, is not safe to live in the community. TOUR OF THE GENERALS. They Had a Big Meeting in La Crosse Last Night La Crosse, Wis., Sept. 24. No politi cal meeting has been held in La Crosse in 12 years which equalled in interest the one last evening addressed by Generals Sickles Howard, Alger and Corporal Tanner. It was a pleasant evening and the streets were thronged. Fully 2,000 men marched in procession with flags, torches and transparencies. Among marching organizations were two gold standard clubs formed among employes of the Chicago, Burlington & Northern, and Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway companies. A large crowd filled the great Empire rink. Maj. Scofleld, nominee for governor, and all the state officers except two, came with the party from Madison, and will go on through the state. The train was held a half hour to allow an informal reception and left at 11 o"clock for Eau Claire. A FIRMJGRIP Is Held on Leadville By the Military No Foolishness Will Be Permit ted By the Governor. SOME WILD STORIES Circulated That a Preconcerted Attack Is to Be Made By Riotous Miners From Other Camps But Not Credited. Leadville, Col., Sept. 24. Except that the civil officers are now being allowed to exercise their constitutional prerog atives, provided they do not interfere with Gen. Brooks' movements, military rule is supreme today - in Leadville. The soldiers will make arrests, disarm all but officers of the law, hold prison ers subject to the commanding officer and search houses without other war rant than the order of Gen. Brooks. The military court of inquiry, to in quire into the circumstances of the de struction of the Coronado mine and the loss of life incident thereto, conven ed this forenoon, and will endeavor to establish the identity of the men en gaged in the riot for the benefit of the civil authorities. Its sessions will be secret. The following officers and members of the miners' union are in jail under strong guard, being held for the mur der of Fireman O'Keefe: Peter Turn bul, vice president; E. J. Dewar, secre tary; George Handy , Wm. O'Brien, Patrick Kennedy, J. V. Doyle, Joseph Otis, John Ahern, Gomer Richards. Ern est Nicholas, Eugene Cannon, Cornel ius Shea, Michael Wible, Gus Johnson, and Nels Clauson. Five members of the executive committee, including Amburn are still at large and search is being made for them. The charge against Edward Boyce, president of the Western Federation of Miners, who was arrested last night is "inciting riot" and is based on a speech he made to the miners a couple of weeks ago. Secretary Dewar and the other offi cers of the union, who are in custody, declared that the outbreak of violence Monday morning was contrary to the policy of the union and is greatly de plored by them. The arrests have caused consterna tion among the strikers and it is be lieved have greatly weakened their cause. There was to have been a meeting of the Miners' union at the City hall last evening, and Gen. Brooks sent a squad with a gatiing gun to the hail with in struction to prevent the meeting. The gun was later returned to battery head quarters, the uniiui meeting having been held at an early hour, and being in session but ten minutes. The order declaring that the city should become subject to martial law, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon was suspended until 6 o'clock. Before the latter hour arrived the order was in definitely suspended. Excitement is again at fever heat, owing to the flood of alarming rumors, and the failure to declare martial law. The weather is disagreeably cold, and damp. SENSATIONAL REPORTS. That Miners are Gathering at Lead ville to "Wipe Out the Town." Denver, Sept. 24. The impression that the presence of troops in Leadville would end the strike has been dissipa ted by the reports which reached Gov. trnor Mclntyre from Leadville. He is told that miners from Aspen, Cripple Creek and the San Juan are quietly gathering at Leadville and that at an opportune moment the strikers win wipe out the entire national guard and burn the town. The governor has in quired, unofficially of Brig. Gen.Wheat on, commanding the military depart ment of Colorado, as to what assistance the federal authorities can render in case of emergency on a few hours no tice. Col. Merriam of the seventh infantry, stationed at Fort Logan,, has been ap prised that his command may receive orders to take the field, and his troops will be ready when the official cf.iL comes. When federal aid is needed the gov ernor will address the war department who in turn will, through the secretary of war, order General Wheaton to act. TO IMITATE COXEl'S ARMY. North Topeka Boys Who Will Take Part in the Carnival Last night Will Haskell met the North Topeka young men who are go ing to take part in the doings of the Hig Rollers Karnival night. The meet ing was held at Lukens' Opera House and much enthusiasm was shown. After discussing the general plans for the night about forty of those present formed themselves into an organization which will be known as the "Coxey Army High Rollers." They will march in a body on Karnival night and will represent the commonweal army. The number will probably be added to until it consists of abrrut 100 young men, and they will represent every species of commonwealer. They will have a float which will be drawn immediately back of their pro cession. DEATH FOLLOWS SLAPPING A Louisana Negro is Hung for Slap ping a White Child. St. Louis, Sept. 24. A special to the Post-Dispatch from New Orleans gays: The slapping of a child's face caused the death of three persons in Gretna this morning. James Hawkins, a Negro, slapped a 5 year old white child on the street last night. Officer Miller swore ovit a war rant for his arrest, and in attempting to capture him about midnight, the officer fired at random into a crowd of Negroes, killing Alexander and Arthur Green, the former being an old inoffen sive darkey. Hawkins was later lodged in the Gretna jail and this mornin at 2 o'clock a mob broke down the door, took the man down to the river bank and hanged him to a big tree, throwing the body into the river. Hawkins pleaded for mercy and asked that he be given two minutes to pray. Gretna is in Jefferson parish, just, across the river from this city.