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TWO CENTS. SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 26, 1896. SATURDAY EVENTNG. TWO CENTS. WOE INJOSTON. Silver Delegates to the Demo cratic Convention Camp All Night Without Sup per in 31usic Hall Because Gold State Committee Announces Its Intention TO SHUT THEM ALL OUT If They Present Only Their Credentials. Owner of the Hall Locks the Doors. Delegate Hughes Killed Trying to Make His Escape. FEELING I1UXS HIGH. Gold Delegates Today March to Another Hall To Hold a Separate Convention "Without Silver Delegates. Boston, Sept. 26. Not for eighteen years at least, if ever in the history of the Democratic party in Massachusetts has the day of a state convention dawned with so many sensational pre liminaries to the formal organization of the assembly o fdelegates and so much uncertainty as to be the devel opments of the convention. As a result of the refusal of the state committee, which is controlled by the gold standard men to admit dele sates to the convention hall by creden tials alone and not by ticket and the sensational speech of George Fred Wil liams, the silver leader and candidate fcr the Democratic nomination for gov ernor, daylight found over ",00 silver delegates entrenched in Music hall, where the convention was to meet at 11 o'clock, determined to remain un til the meeting adjourned, in spite of all opposition, while the state committee of the gold men were in conference at the Quincy House trying to formulate a plan to get the belligerents out of the ball and meet the emergency. In 1S78, when Gen. B. F. Butler was the Greenback candidate for governor his supporters captured the conven tion hall and adopted similar plans for holding it until the convention organ ized, but even that contest was not so replete in unique and sensational feat tires as the fight inaugurated last night by Mr. Williams and his followers. When the silver men announced last night that they intended to remain in the hall until the convention was over, a large force of the police began to form on one side of the hall and on the street near by and it was rumored that the delegates would be ejected by the offi cers. But representatives of the silver men conferred with General Martin of the board of police, and in spite of the ef forts of the gold men to secure an order for the ejection of the opposition dele gates, the blue coats were instructed to withdraw and the waiting silver men proceeded to kill time by speech mak ing, card playing and singing. Then the manager of the building re quested them to disperse and when they refused policemen were stationed at the doors under orders to allow any one who wished to go out, but not to permit any to return. Caterers bearing a lunch ordered by the silver cohorts were refvised admission, and then the tired and hungry politicians began to exercise their ingenuity in an effort to smuggle refreshments into the build ing. JAMES HUGHES KILLED. The most tragic and serious incident of the night resulted from those per sistent attempts to secure supplies. James Hughes, a delegate from Sovner ville, lost his life in endeavoring to get out of the hall by a fire escape in the rear. Hughes was preparing to Jump to the ground, 15 feet below, when his foot slipped, and in trying to save him self, he seized a wire dangling near. The wire was a live one, and with an agonized cry. Hughes fell senseless on the fire escape and then tumbled to the ground where he died before any one could reach him. News of the accident reached the del egates within the hall and they were aroused to the highest pitch of excite ment when Mr. J. N. Mellen announced it from the platform and declared that it was a murder for which the old members of the state committee were responsible. There were several speeches in crit icism of the committee and resolutions n the death of Mr. Hughes were final ly agreed upon to be presented to the convention today. The gathering soon quieted down again while card playing was resumed by many, but the majority went to sleep. Soon after a break was made in the lines of the en emy at some unknown point and large baskets of sandwiches and cans of cof fee were carried into the hall. Evident ly there was a secret entrance by which delegates could return to the hall, for the number slowly increased toward 6 o'clock and an hour later Mr. T. W. Coakley reported that a roll call show ed that 550 delegates with credentials were present. At 2:30 a- m. there were, apparently, no more than 300 in the building. Shortly after 7 o'clock Secretary Na than C Robinson of the state commit tee, a gold man. appeared at the hall and asked the managers if they would be ready ta deliver the hall cleared of the silver men to the committee at 11 o'clock, the hour at which the conven tion was scheduled to pen. Manager Mudgett stated that there were over 500 men in the hall who had credentials to the convention as dele gates and he did not see how he could legally remove them. Secretarv Roh. tbson the a retired suad proceeded to the Quincy house, where the distribution of tickets of admission to the conven tion hall to delegates holding creden tials was beerun. IN FRONT OF MUSIC HALL. Hundreds of delegates were gathered in front of Music hall clamoring for admission when 10 o'clock, the hour an nounced for the opening of the doors arrived. They clamored in vain, how evei T. W. Coakley of Boston, one of the silver leaders, appeared at a window of the hall and advised the Williams delegates on the outside to or ganize and send a committee to meet Mr. Williams and co-operate with him in bringing about the opening of the convention. In the hall, Mr. Coakley said, were about 700 duly accredited delegates, holding the fort on the in side, and he advised his friends to hold the fort on the outside. The outsiders adopted Mr. Coakley's suggestions, and the time before Mr. Williams could be brought to the hall was spent in speeches. At about 11:20 o'clock Mr. Williams reached the scene. He said that no one knew why the del egates who had tickets were not ad mitted to the hall, but undoubtedly he would have some knowledge as soon as the committee that had been sent to call on Chairman Corcoran returned. "When we get inside," he declared, "we will admit every man who has creden tials." He warned the crowd that it must be orderly and that the police were present to protect property. "Give the doors a little dynamite," yelled a man in the crowd, but he was vigor ously hissed and suppressed, cries of "Put that man down" arising on every side. A few minutes before noon word came from the inside of the hall that the del egates there had organized a conven tion. George Fred Williams then addressed the crowd and said: "The state committee refuses to open these doors. We have a regular con vention organized and in operation on the inside of this hall. We are about to get another hall, where the other delegates can gather, and will have a full report of the convention on the in side. The second convention will in dorse the action of that now in session within. We feel confident that we have five sixths of the delegates from the state on our side. Stand right where you are until you hear from me." Shortly afterward a messenger from the gold standard delegates announced from a carriage that the state conven tion was about to assemble in Fanueil hall. A few hundred left the vicinity of Music hall and followed the messenger to Fanueil hall. Then there appeared a man who said that he was a commit tee representing the delegates in Music hall, appointed to call upon the fire commissioners to enforce the ordinance against the closing of the doors of any public hall while there was a meeting or performance in progress there. The outsiders adopted a resolution in con formity with this representation and dispatched a committee to the city hall to ask that the doors of Music hall be broken open. The reanpearance of Mr. Williams elicited some applause, which he ac knowledged in a brief speech, promising to accept the nomination for governor by the convention sitting in Music hall. The committee sent to the fire' com missioners reported that those official refused to act. Next came the an nouncement from the interior of the hall that Mr. Williams had been nomi nated as the candidate for governor. With cheers and long continued shouts the meeting in the street ratified this nomination. and a notice was then given out that delegates would assemble in Horticultural hall at 3:30 o'clock, when Mr. Williams would accept the nomina tion. FANUEIL HALL CONVENTION". Gold Stan dard Men Claim It as the Only One. Boston, Sept. 26. While the silver Democrats were holding their meet ings in Hamilton Place and Music Hall the state committee held a continuous session in a room in the Quincy House. Bulletins on the proceedings at Music Hall and in Hamilton Place were re ceived by the state committee. About 11 o'clock two of the delegates were sent to Music Hall to confer with the Williams men and see if a compro mise could be effected. At noon the truce committee reported that no one' would be admitted to Music Hall.where upon the state committee decided to call the state convention in Fanueil hall. At 1 o'clock the committee and about 600 delegates, preceded by a band, marched up Washington street through School street by the city hall, where Mayor Quincy reviewed them, then to Tremont street, past the en trance to Music Hall and from that point to Fanueil hall. There were no demonstrations along the route except at Music Hall, where the Williams con tingent roundly hissed the procession. The members of the state committee claim that the Fanueil hall convention is the only legal one that can be recog nized by the secretary of state. They declare that those participating in the silver convention must be regarded as bolters. Williams Captures Both. Boston, Sept. 26. George Fred Wil liams was nominated for governor by the Fanueil hall convention. Christo pher T. Callahan of Holyoke for lieu tenant governor. Bulletins From Scene of Conflict Boston, Sept. 26.-10:45 A. M. The doors of Music Hall were to be opened at 10 o'clock foe the admission of dele gates to the convention, but at this hour all the entrances to the hall are closed. Those inside are locked in and all outside are refused admission. Hon. T. W. Coakley addressed the crowd in the street from a window in the hall and announced that Mr. Williams was at the American House arranging a plan of campaign: The gold men are holding a secret session at the Quincy House. It is evident that the conven tion cannot be organized at 11 o'clock, the appointed hour. A few minutes before 11 o"clock Geo. Fred Williams, with Secretary Denni son of the Bryan-Sewall-Williams club and a number of delegates left the American House for Music Hall. They declared that all delegates holding cre dentials should be admitted to the hall. About the same time the gold men at the Quincy House were prepar ing to march to the hall. The gold men at the Quincy House sent a committee of two members to Music Hall to ascer tain if the convention could be held, and if the gold delegation would be admitted without delay when it ap peared at the doors. The committee reported that they could not get near the doors, and the gold delegates decided to march to the hall at noon and demand admission if they were not notified before then that they would be admitted. School street in front of the city hall has been roped off and Mayor Quincy Contiuued on Third, Page.J BIG ESTIMATES. Railroads Increase Their Ex pectations For Next Week. Passenger Agents Sure the Crowd Will Be GREATER THAN 40,000. Freight Trains Will Also Carry Passenger Coaches. Many Special Trains on All the Roads. Demands for extra coaches at points throughout the state for the accommo dation of those who will attend To peka's Fall Festival and State Reun ion continue to be received daily by the passenger departments of the Santa Fe and Rock Island roads. Delegations of $0 and upwards are coming from all points of any size, and the passenger men now believe that the attendance will greatly exceed 40,000. On Monday afternoon the Santa Fe will run a special of ten cars as sec ond section of No. 6, arriving in this city about 4 o'clock, with visitors from Hutchinson, Newton, Wichita, Win field, Arkansas City, and all intermed iate points. On Tuesday morning a second section of No. 8 will be run, ar riving here about 5 o'clock, to handle the extra night business along the main line and business from the northern Kansas points. On Tuesday afternoon another second section of No. 6 will also probably be run. These are the only special trains arranged so far by the Santa Fe, but all regular trains will carry extra coaches, and if found neces sary the regular trains will be divided and run in two sections. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the Rock Island rail road will run special trains from St. Joseph, Mo. and Sabetha.Kan. to this city. The special trains will leave St. Joseph at 7 a. m., and Sabetha at 7:35 a. m., consolidating at Horton and arriving in Topeka at 10:10 a. m. Returning, the train will leave this city at 11 p. m. On Monday morning a special train will also be run from Sa lina, arriving here at 10:45 a. m. All regular trains will carry extra coaches. The Missouri Pacific will on Tues day morning run a special train from Coffey ville, leaving that point at 7:30 a. m. and arriving in this city at 5:15 p. m. On Thursday a consolidated special train consisting of one section from Osawatomie and one section from Council Grove will arrive in Topeka at 10 a. m. On Friday morning a special train will leave Ottawa at 7 a. m. and arrive in this city before noon. On Thursday and Friday return special trains will leave Topeka at 10:30 p. m. The Union Pacific agent in this city has not yet received advice as to the special trains to be run over that road, but it is known that there will be spe cial train service from some of the northern and western Kansas points. All night freight trains west bound out of Topeka will carry passenger coaches for the accommodation of the visitors returning to their homes. MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION. No Horn Blowing Until Friday Night Orders as to Teams and Vehicles. I, Charles A. Fellows, mayor of the city of Topeka, do hereby proclaim and make known that during the parades throughout Festival week no teams or vehicles of any description will be per mitted on any of the following streets: Kansas avenue and Quincy street from First avenue to Tenth avenue; also on all cross streets between Jack son street and Quincy street, from First avenue to Tenth avenue. The street cars are also requested to stop during all parades, on Kansas avenue at First avenue and Tenth ave nue and all cross streets from Jackson street to Quincy street. The blowing of horns and other ex traordinary noises will not be permit ted until after the Carnival parade on Friday evening. This is necessary to give the several bands which will par ticipate an opportunity to appear at their best. All good citizens and all parties in terested in the success of the various parades are respectfully requested to assist the police and city authorities in carrying out the spirit of this proclama tion, to the end that accidents may be avoided. Some inconvenience will be experienced in its enforcement, but it will only be for a short time and it is earnestly urged that every assistance be rendered to enforce the foregoing. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 26th day of September, 1896. C. A. FELLOWS, Mayor. Attest: S. S. McFADDEN, City Clerk. GOVERNORS' DAY. All the Ex-Governors Will Be at the Reunion. When the programme for the Reunion was made up Monday was designated as "Governors' day" at Camp Miles, but it was not until today that all the ex governors signified positively to the Committee of Fifteen their intention to be present. Letters to this effect have been re ceived by the committee from John P. St. John. S. J. Crawford, G. W. Glick, L. U. Humphrey, L. D. Lewelling, T. A. Osborn and E. N. Morrill. Every one of them will be present at the reception to the old soldiers that is to be held in the big auditorium tent at Camp Miles Monday evening. All will be asked to talk. This may be the last time that all the governors of Kansas now living will be on one platform ana tne last time js.an sas people may see them together. NO DEATH. TRAPS. Fire Marh&l Wilmarth Will Inspect All Stands and Baloonies. People who build stands and balco nies without the consent of Fire Mar- JLshal Wilmarth are liable to find them- selves in a predicament, for he may or der the structure taken down. All who expect to build a stand of any kind should notify him so that he may inspect the plans and pass upon the safety of the proposed structure. "We are going to have no death traps here if I can avoid it," said Marshal Wilmarth today. "I intend to inspect every balcony or stand erected, wheth er I am notified or not, and when I find one that is unsafe, I will condemn it immediately and order it taken down. We cannot be too careful in matters of this kind." Topeka cannot afford to have any ac cidents due to negligence. People who are putting up temporary modern bal conies should take every precaution in building: and the safest way is not to build them at all. If a balcony breaks down it is liable to kill the people under it as well as those upon it. FLORAL ECITTESTRIANS. Complete List of Those Who Will Ride on Wednesday. The following' is the complete list of names to date of those who will partici pate in the equestrian portion of the floral parade: Mesdames G. G. Burton, J. W. F. Hughes, E. Shelton, Frank Wear, W. C. Ferguson, H. A. Hodgins, Julia H. Gro ver, Alvina Fry, H. Wilton, E. Pribble, C. J. England, C. C. Nicholson, A. W. Dana, Bush, Misses Emma Bank, Ella Ramsey, Annie Banks, Lucia Wyatt, Mary Wyatt. Kate Maxwell King, Ger trude wyatt, Ida G. Russell, Agnes Walsh, Ella Hays, Dora Safford, Linn Wyatt, Rose Niccum, Gussie Fuller, Kate Comstock, Caddie Rickenbaugh. Mead McMahan, Anne Sauerland, Edith Tucker, Agnes Borland; Messrs. G. ,G. Burton, Frank Wear, Harry B. How ard, Chas. Joslin, W. P. Frost, Frank Bennett. Rassie Bennett, Fred Gordon, JJ. Jb . Jetmore, J. C. Bratten, Frank Foster, A. W. Dana, Harry Robinson, Elmer Eldredge, U. B. McCurdy. Geo. C. Pritchard, Dan Duggan, J. M. Dono hoe, John Dudley, W. S. Lindsay.Frank Blancn, John Van echten, A. M. Ful ler, H. M. Phillips, J. A. Bidwell, R. B. Kepley, Henry Steele, Malcolm S. Gar rard, C. C. Nicholson, W. H. Alston, E. A. Prescott. Dan Wyatt, C. B. Samp son, j. hi. Kelly, s. G. Stewart, J. id. Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. John Kil worth, Theo, Poehler, Jr., and Colonel W. S. Metcalf of Lawrence. Childern Carroll Baker, Orril Porter, Flossie Chaffee, Ethel Nichols, Louise Magil, Alice Alston, Eleanor Lukens, Zella Lukens, Ben Boam, Arthur Lom bard, Carl Henderson, Ralph Babcock. This division will meet promptly at 1 o'clock on Wednesday at Eighth street and Topeka avenue. The division will there be arranged before taking the position assigned in line of march. It is important that all be prompt at 1 o'clock. TO MEET TEE TROOPS. Major Anderson and Staff Will Ride Out Tomorrow Morning. Maj. T. J. Anderson and the marshals of the Festival and Reunion parades headed by Captain A. M. Fuller, will ride out tomorrow morning to welcome the United States troops from Ft. Leav enworth. It is not yet certain at what hour the troops will arrive, but it will be be fore noon. The plan is for the commit tee to ride out to Soldier creek at the north limits of the city and there for mally welcome the commanders and their followers. There will be five companies of in fantry and four troops of cavalry, or about 800 men in all. In addition to these there will be one battery from Ft. Riley which will also arrive some time tomorrow. The troops will all be di rected to their camp ground which will be in the DouthUt tract just north of the fair grounds. TO BREAK THE BOTTLE. Miss Mary Lalcin to Smash the Champagne Bottle Over tne Bow. Miss Mary Lakin has been suggested by the executive committee of the Com mercial club to break the bottle over the bow of the ship to be dedicated at Camp Miles Tuesday at 2 p. m. She is to be attended by three or foiir of her intimate friends. Miss Lakin is to christen .the ship "The Kansas" from the port of Gal veston. There will be a souvenir lithograph of the ship which will be sold by the committee and the money turned into the Reunion fund. No Charge to Visitors. Complaints have been received by City Clerk Mcf adden and other mem bers of the Committee of Fifteen that some people are organizing to find places for visitors and they will charge for heir services. They also say that the Committee of Fifteen will make a similar charge. It is well to state for the benefit of any who have or who want rooms that the Committee of Fifteen will make no charge whatever for registration and that people who have rooms may have their names and places registered without cost, and all who come will be directed to lodging places without any cost whatever. County Offices to Close. The county officers will observe Re union and Festival week. The offices will be closed all day Monday and Thursday and on the afternoons of Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The court house will, however, be open to public inspection. The interior of the corridors and the exterior of the build ing will be decorated with flags and bunting. Notice, Labor Day Aides. Marshal W. A. Snyder of the Labor Day parade, desires the following per sons who have been appointed aides and division commanders to meet with him at the Trades' Assembly hall. 111 East Seventh street, at 9:30 Sunday morning, to make final arrangements for the Labor Day parade: A. M.Baird, Henry M. Steele, G. Max Claudy, B. Dustln, A. Seiler, J. Coe, E. Sherwood, S. B. Madden, and W. S. Bush, Chas. Lewis, orderly. Flower Parade Prizes. The prizes for the best decorated ve hicle in the Fall Festival Flower pa rade are at the residence of Mrs. C. S Sutton, 1019 Topeka avenue, where af- ,ter the awards are made they can be obtained on Friday morning between 10 and 12 o'clock. Mrs. MilLiken will assist Mrs. Sutton in giving out the prizes. Eugene Ware Can't Come. Eugene Ware writes that he cannot be present at the "launching ' ot tne Galveston board of trade s ship Kan sas." at the fair grounds Tuesday aft ernoon, as he is busy in southern Kan- We can launder ladies' shirtwaists to suit the most'entical customer, peer less Steam Laundry, 112 and 114 West LORINASPEAKS. Sends a Message to the Karni- Tal Merry -Makers. Lorina Always Speaks in Poet ical Measure. QUEEX OF CARNIVAL Will Not Reach Topeka Until Twilight Friday Night And Before Daybreak She Will Fade Like the Mist. Lorina has at last been heard from. Her message had to be translated but Will Haskell says the translation from the original telegraphic text is very satisfactory if you don't expect much to begin with. It is with great satisfaction that The Journal is able to present it today as a great special feature. The Journal can always be found in the front rank of great enterprising newspapers delivered by 43 carriers to any part of the city at the low price of 10 cents per week or two cents per copy. Circulation constantly increas ing. The letter is addressed to The State State Journal as the surest means of reaching everybody in the state. The clouds Lorina had made of Leav enworth cobwebs are now at Wichita where they are being inflated for use Friday night. Lorina will not arrive until the dew is on the pumpkin Friday evening and daylight is gone, and she will be gone again before the breakfast horn blows for Saturday. This Is what Lorina has to say via The State Journal: Dear boys; I take my pen in m!t. To tell you all about the hit I'm going to make next Friday night. I tell you I'll be out of sight. I've got some bran new cloud made clothes Of gold but silver lining goes; For I'll be a friend of all I can Which means, of course, the wirking- man. Though modesty forbids me to There's one thing I will have to do That you may know me when I come And be prepared to be struck dumb. My wondrous beauty always brings A shock to unsuspecting things For I was built to order to Please everybody, even you. I'm not too short, I'm not too tall, I'm not too large, nor yet, too small; One eye is brown the other blue, My hair's half light and half dark, too. When I arrive next Friday night I want you boys to treat me right; I want the streets made light as day Red fire burned along the way. Want every girl and every boy In raiment gay and mood of joy, And everything to be turned loose No tears that night, for what's the use? Let Joy unbounded then abound With light and life and merry sound, Such happiness is seldom seen As always is where I am queen. LORINA. DON'T CROWD THE WHEELMEN. They Need 20 Feet For Their Parade on Tuesday Night. At last it has been decided that the bicycle parade which is to take place on Tuesday evening will go to North Topeka. The line of march also has been changed slightly. Here it is: iorm on Tenth and Quincy streets. Move to Kansas avenue, thence north on Kan sas avenue to Gordon street, counter march to Tenth street, west on Tenth to Harrison, north on Harrison to Eighth, east on Eighth to Jackson south on Jackson to Ninth thence through Capitol square via driveway and west to Topeka avenue and so to Camp Miles. Phil Eastman says that the decorated band wagon which will appear in the parade will rival even Flora s noat. Chief Marshal Doncyson makes the following request to the citizens of To peka: For the benefit of the public in gen eral and the safety and convenience of the riders we most humbly ask that we be allowed a space of more than 20 feet in width in which to ride. Our display can be made much more effective if room is given to cross and re-cross the street and countermarch in each block. In order to fully appreciate the parade the crowds should keep back and allow the riders plenty of room. JAS. B. DONCYSON, Chief Marshal. The bicycle parade is scheduled to start from Tenth and Kansas avenue at 8 o'cloek.All wheelmen of the city are expected to enter in the parade. Some of the local bicycle dealers have arrang ed a sort of Japanese lanterns frame with four lanterns on it which will be sold for 25 cents. Tiis is the wholesale price and is offered so that a large number of illuminated wheels will be in the parade. MRS. LOGAN CANT COME. She Has to Stay Home to Attend a Borning. Mrs. John A. Logan will not be in Topeka during the Fall Festival and Reunion. In a letter to Mr. M. W. Van Valkenburg of this city Mrs. Logan states that owing to an important fam ily event that will probably occur with in the circle of her family next week it will be impossible for her to be pres ent at the State Reunion. $25 More. Mayor Fellows today received a check for $25 from O. D. Skinner of the Crys tal Ice company as the contribution of that company to the Fall Festival. Mr. Skinner stated that, if possible, he would like the amount to be used in defraying the expense of engaging Mar shall's band. J. V. Farwell of Chicago. Prof. Frank Nelson of Lindsborg, at Hamilton bail tonight. AFRAID OF LEAD VILLE. Only 65 of Missouri Miners Reached There Others Flunked. Leadvllle, Col., Sept. 26. The 65 non union miners brought In from, Missouri yesterday were put t work this morn ing in the Marian, Emmett and Small Hopes mines. They will be lodged and fed in the Emmett shaft house which will be well guarded. W. H. Shaw, who procured these men In Missouri, said today there were 300 men registered for Leadville at first, but that when they came to take the train on Wednesday night all but 76 had "flunked." The cause of this he said was fear. Last Sunday a letter supposed to be from some member of the Leadville Miners' union reached Joplin and went the rounds of the miners who had agreed to take the places of the strikers. It warned all Missouri miners to keep away from Leadville( or they would be killed as soon as they reached the de pot. Of the 76 who started for her,e, 11 deserted on the way by slipping out of the cars unobserved during the night time. The Missourians say they are to receive 53 and $2.50 a day here. In Mis souri their pay ran from J1.25 to Jl.5 per day. Shaw says all of them are American citizens as he was instructed to hire no others. The success of S. W. Mudd, manager of the Small Hopes company in replac ing the miners on his properties, has encouraged other mine managers to do likewise. Monday morning George Campion will start up the Bison mine with a full crew. The men necessary to do this are said to be now in Leadville, but they are not members of the miners' union. The Bison is the largest iron producer in the district. An agent of the mine owners is in Missouri hiring more men. The mine owners hope to keep the troops here six or seven days and to resume work in all mines that have closed on ac count of the strike. It is not expected that this can be accomplished without further destruction of propertv and probably loss of life, but it is hoped be- tore tne guard is withdrawn by the governor, to rid the camp of men who instigate to violence. EPITHETS FOR SULTAN. "Abdul the Damned" "Fiend Incar nate." Are Some Used by English. London, Sept. 26. The remarkable violence of the English agitation which has been conducted against the sultan is shown by the character of the epi thets which have been hurled at him by usually moderate speaking Eng lish people. Mr. Gladstine's epithets of the "Great assassin" seems to have set the fashion, the Duke of Westminster following with "Fiend incarnate." Earl Spencer preferring "Representa tive of a diabolical and atrocious gov ernment." The term applied by Wm. Watson, the poet, "Abdul the Damned" in his series of sonnets on the Armenian ques tion perhaps finds the most frequent repetition of any of them. The press is in no whit behind in its sensational dealings with the subject. The Chron icle is printing a series of "murder maps" on the subject. PEARi'S SHIP SIGHTED. It Passes Sydney, B. C, on the Return Trip. Sydney, B. C, Sept. 26.-10:40 A. M. The Peary expedition steamer Hope is just passing here. She left St. Johns, N. F., on July 10 last, touched at Hali fax on July 16, and later passed Sydney on her way north with Lieutenant Peary, Prof. Alf. Burton and Geo. H. Bartin of the Massachusetts institute of technology; G. H. Putnam, assistant in the United States coast and geodetic survey; Prof. Ralph Starr of Cornell university; Prof. A. C. Gill and others of the board. The main object of the cruise was to bring home a 40 ton me teorite which was discovered by Peary at Cape York. TELLER'S SILVER MINE. The Only One He Ever Owned is Not Operated. Washington, Sept. 26. Senator Tel ler of Colorado, who addressed a meet ing at the opera house here, left today for Warren, O. At the conclusion of his speech, Lawyer West went to him and asked: "Senator, did I not under stand you to say in your speech that you are not interested in silver mines? How about it?" "Well," answered Mr. Teller, "At one time my brother and myself did open a silver mine and I put about $15,000 into it, but we have not operated it for some time and I don't know what it is worth." WILL BE FAIR. Mr. Jennings Says Festival Week Will Be All Right. Tomorrow, the first day of Topeka's big week, is to be fair and pleasant, a good indication that the rest of the week will be the same. The weather bureau says so, and Mr. Jennings thinks so. Mr. Jennings will not com mit himself in reference to next week's weather, hut says that all meterological conditions point to the month ending in pleasant weather. The weather will be much cooler to night and a light frost is expected, but tomorrow will be warmer. At 2 o'clock this afternoon the thermometer regis tered 77 degrees above. The morning rain amounted to one-half inch. Generally cloudy weather is reported throughout the state today, the tem perature ranging from 70 to 80. In the eastern, central and western portions of the state rain fell early this morn ing. Harvey Fowler's Energy. Harvey Fowler, who used to be the city editor of the Topeka State Jour nal, but who now signs his name Rev. H. H. Fowler, is putting the same push and enterprise in his new vocation as he did in the newspaper business. He held a campmeeting near Harveyville. in Wabaunsee county, and 301 sinners accepted his preaching and were snatched from the burning. Smith Center Pioneer. Overmyer in Missouri. Blackburn, Mo., Sept. 26. David Overmyer of Kansas and Hon. D. A. De Armond of Butler, Mo., addressed an audience of over 3,000 people here yes terday. Overmyer spoke first, enter taining the audience for two hours with one of the strongest speeches ever de livered in this part of the country. ONE MORE BOMB Falls In the Camp of the Sadly Torn New York Democracy Boyd Thacher Jolm SOW REFUSES TO RUX For Governor on the Buffalo Platform Which Endorses Bryan and the Chicago Platform. Albany, N. Y., Sept. 26. John Boyd Thacher has declined the Democratic nomination for governor of New York. This was the day set for the visit to Mr. Thacher by the committee of five appointed at the meeting of the state Democratic committee on Tuesday to officially notify him of his nomination; but in advance of their coming he gave out a letter announcing his declination. At the outset of his statement Mr. Thacher made an acknowledgment of the honor which the nomination im plied and in the next sentence said that he was constrained to decline it. He said: "I was away from Albany and t my country home during the conven tion and did not learn of my nomina tion until after 9 o'clock Thursday afternoon, September 17. It was not until 9 o'clock that night that I had an opportunity to learn the character of the platform adopted by the conven tion. "There had never been submitted to me a press copy, a manuscript copy, or any other copy of tne proposed plat form. If any one had been entrustt-l with the duty of presenting such a copy the trust had not been fulfilled. I had no reason to expect, afier the con vention at Saratoga and after the atti tude of the delegates from New York in the national convention, that the next state convention would commit the Democratic party unreservedly to all parts of the Chicago platform. "I believe that municipal reforms in which people are interested could not be obtained until the administration had been wrenched from the hands of the political boss. I believed that the people would be with us on that issue. It has developed in the consideration of the resolution by which the slate com mittee appointed your committee as well as in the public press and other public and private communications, that there is a very decided desire on the part of the Democratic party to contest the election on the abstract question of the unlimited coinage of silver at the unalterable ratio of 16 to 1 as compared with gold and to ignore or to subordinate every other state is sue. "It is apparently the purpose of the party at this time to make the accept ance of an extreme political sentiment the sole test of a candidate of the De mocracy. It does not seem to be enoui.h that men are asked to support the reg ular candidate on the regular Demo cratic ticket, but they are required to subscribe to every letter and phase ot that platform. It is imposible for me, with the views I hold, to make a eon test on the coinage issue. "I believed that municipal rffortns !n doctrine of the joint free and equal u:; of gold and silver. This is far removed from the single use of gold which en ables speculators to juggle with its val ue, as it is from that other principle which seeks to establish an impossible ratio for its sister metal. Therefore, entertaining the views I do and thor oughly impressed with the belief that the party will consent to make the con test only on or primarily on the silver issue, I feel that, as an honorable man, I should make way for some one wno can carry the banner with that device. "There seems no place in the Demo cratic party today for conservatism. Men are divided into two classes, each entertaining views exceedingly in tolerable of the other." The' probable outcome of Mr. Thach- er's declination will be the indorsement by a branch of the regular Democracy of Daniel G. Griffin on state issues and the indorsemnt of a Populist candidate by the silver men in the state. It is believed that this is satisfactory to Mr. Hill. Tammany Hall, however, may in sist upon its ewn candidate, and at the state committee meeting on Monday night they may fight for the promotion of Judse Porter to first place and El liott Danforth to second. It is absolutely denied that Mr. Bry an wrote any letter to Mr. Thacher, asking his withdrawal, nor has he Inti mated to anybody such a desire. The story was made out of whole cloth. BARRING DEATH. This Excepted Dan Stuart Thinks Corbett and Fitz Will Fight Chicago, Sept. 26. Dan Stuart of Texas, arrived in the city from Texas today. Stuart, in speaking of the pug ilistic outlook, which Is the coming bat tle between Corbett and Fitzsimmons, said: "There is no doubt in my mind that bath men mean business and that bar ring death, it will surely take place." Asked whether he intended to make a bid for the contest, he said he thought he would. "I have thought the matter over carefully," he continued, "and will be prepared to make a proposition in about a month. I will offer a liberal and what I and the contestants will consider a fair purse, and I will guar antee the battle to take place and, fail ing to do so, will divide the purse be tween the men. Furthermore, I will, providing the men meet, guarantee them and everybody connected with the affair, protection." Fire at 704 E. Seventh. The fire alarm at 10:15 this morclnj called hose companies Nos. 2 and 2, chemical company No. 2 and hook p.nd ladder company No. 1 to 704 East Sev enth street, where the residence o2 Hester Sheehan was on Are. By quid?, work the fire was extinguished before much damage was done. The origin of the fire is a mystery. About $15 damage was done. The building i.- owned by Frank Durein. The rnuJ through which the department wagons had to be drawn spoiled all the fine polishing on the apparatus which the firemen bad done the past few days. .