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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, August 07, 1897, Image 1

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The Batteries of the Gold In
terests Are Turned
On the Only Important Silver
Country Left.
Cannot Be Met If Premium
Goes Much Higher.
Repudiation or the Gold Stand
ard Must Follow.
St. Louis, Aug. 7. A special to the
Globe-Democrat from Mexico City, Mex.,
says :
The continual fall in silver and the cor
responding rise in exchange have reached
the point when this country is brought
face to face with what may be a seriou9
crisis. No sophistry can hide the real
condition of affairs here. It is all very
well to say that Mexico can live within
herself and can raise on a silver basis
natural products that she can sell abroad
on a gold one. This would be perfectly
satisfactory if there was such an enor
mous increase of wealth resulting from
such conditions that it could bear a high
rate of taxation. In order that the gov
ernment might be able to meet Its debt
interest abroad by such means without
any extra strain. At this moment Mex
ican bonds are unaltered in London, prin
cipally owing to the scrupulous exactness
under the most distressing conditions
with which their interest has been met.
These debts are in gold, and the interest
has to be met in gold, and at this rate of
exchange that interest is excessive and
It is only a matter of time, unless there
is a favorable change in silver, when this
republic will be unable to stand it.
Repudiation has an ugly sound, but
something very much like it must under
present circumstances finally result. The
great railway corporations and other
foreign companies here have to meet a
gold interest with a medium that is ever
decreasing in value. It does not matter,
however great the business and their ca
- pacity for making money, because the
money earntd is inadequate to meet their
obligations abroad. There Is only one
thing for them to do, increase their earn,
lngs over one hundred fold or consider
that their foreign debt was contracted in
It seems hard that the credit of this
government, that is now so high, and the
excellent foreign investments here should
be injured through circumstances over
which they hae no control. But facts
are facts, and it will be interesting to
watch what will happen unless there Is
a sharp rally in silver before long.
Merchants here are paralyzed and all
orders for abroad have been counter
manded. The manager of the Scotch
thread monopoly here has raised prices
on thread 25 per cent and the French im
porters of dry goods have followed suit.
A prominent banker said that he be
lieved exchange would go to 150 per cent
premium. He considered the outlook to
be most serious for this country, in fact,
he considered it too gloomy to speculate
Attends the Meeting of the Fish and
Game League.
Plattsburg, N. T., Aug. 7. President
McKinley and party left Bluff Point
yesterday to attend the midsummer
meeting of the Vermont Fish and Game
league at Lle La Motte, ten miles north
of here. The president was accompa
nied by Secretary Alger, Secretary Por
ter.Senator Procter and Governor Grout
of Vermont. There were no women in
the party. The steamer Maquam was
specially chartered for the trip.
The weather was perfect and the
rresident greatly enjoyed the sail. Ar
riving at Mr. Fisk's residence luncheon
was served to the president and parly.
After lunch the president held an in
formal reception. The large crowd
present included many representatives
of Now York and Canada. On the ar
rival of the league's members and
guests, dinner was served in a huge
tent with a seating capacity of 800 per
sons. Every seat was filled.
After several others had responded to
toasts the president was called for.
In answer to repeated calls the presi
dent spoke briefly of the hospitality of
New Kngland. referring Incidentally to
the New England forefathers and their
civilization, which, he said, had pene
trated every state in the Union.
Cheers greeted the president's re
marks. L'pon leaving he was saluted by
all the yachts in the harbor.
The Maquam, with the presidential
party on board, arrived at Bluff Point
at 7 o'clock. The president denied the
report that he was going to the Pacific
Coast after his outing here.
The 6 months old child of Mr.and Mrs.
W. Edmonds died this morning of brain
fever. The funeral will take place to
morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the
family residence 917 Monroe street.
North Topeka.
Hazel Sample, aged 14 months, died
this morning of brain fever at 1415 Har
rison street. The remains will be taken
to Onaga, Kan., for burial.
Mrs. Ethel "Walker Coan died Thurs
day evening of consumption at Wal
senburg. Col. Mrs. Coan's Infant
daughter Inez, aged three weeks, died
a. few hours after her mother. The re
mains were brought to this city today
for burial and the funeral will take
place this afternoon at 5 o'clock at the
First Baptist church. The Rev. M. L.
Thomas will officiate. Mrs. Coan is a
sister of Mrs. John E. Schmidt, 132
Monroe street.
Vlnnie Ream Smith, aged 20 years,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Van Smith,
died at 11 o'clock this morning. The
funeral will take place at 4 o'clock
Sunday afternoon from the residence
1005 Arch -street.
A. J. Boiss and J.S.McGavren of Iowa
stopped in Topeka last evening for a
abort visit with Lee Jones. .
Xhasa ars the Ones to Care for In
stead of New York's.
Since April last the Topeka Orphans'
home ladies have found homes for 20
children, of whom eleven were boys and
nine girls. The home Is now filled and
is doing the usual good work.
Sometimes people go to the home and
adopt children fofthe purpose of get
ting small help to do work for them.
When a child is given in charge of a
person for adoption it is given for three
months oh probation. At the end of
that time if it is found that the people
are not kind to the child the agreement
is annulled, and back goes the child to
the home. A case illustrating this hap
pened some time ago. A man from the
southwestern part of the state went to
the home and said he wanted to adopt
a little one. A little boy nine years of
age was given him. Later it was found
by the system of visitations conducted
by the home that the boy was being
treated cruelly. The president and cor
responding secretary of the home went
after the boy and brought him back.
Recently a destitute case was found
by the ladies of the home and relief
was given. A poor woman having five
small children was left dependent on
charity by her husband, losing his mind
and going to the insane asylum. One
of the children was an invalid. The four
children were taken to the Orphans'
home and the invalid boy was given a
cot at the Salvation Army hospital.
The mother was thus given an oppok
tunity of earning a living and will some
day take back her children.
The ladies of the home who occupy
official positions are: Mrs. J. P. Howe,
president; Mrs. Dell Parks, vice presi
dent; Mrs. Howell Jones, recording sec
retary; Mrs. C. S. Baker, corresponding
secretary; Mrs. W. W. Gavitt, treasurer.
Washington 3Iiner Takes Out
$1,000 in Ten Days.
Seattle, Wn., Aug. 7. G. B. Benton
has reached this city with over $1,000
worth of gold nuggets the result of ten
days' work on a Williams creek placer
claim, in the Swauk district, Klikitat
county. One nugget was worth $260,
another $120, others $50 and $60 and
down to very small pieces.
He has been working the claim since
January and since that time his taken
out $5,000. The Swauk placers are old
and well known but have been worked
only in a crude way. One man who
owns a claim there has been working it
quietly for six years, during which time
he has made about $50,000. Mr. Benton
sunk a shaft 103 feet to bed rock before
he made his find. He says the Klon
dike has no attractions for him.
New Frontier Line Puts Her Com
pletely at the Mercy of Turkey.
London, Aug. 7. The Athens corre
spondent of the Daily Telegraph asserts
that the frontier line upon which the
powers have agreed gives the Turks
possession of the heights on the right
bank of the river St. Ambria, west of
Gunitza, and also the defiles of Klama
kas and Xeriai, thus rendering the de
fense of Larissa and the Salambra
valley forever impossible to the Greeks.
The correspondent says that this line
places Greece completely at the mercy
of Turkey.
An Earthquake Felt at Basalt, Colo.,
Last Night
Basalt, Col., Aug. 7. Distinct vibra
tions of an earthquake were felt here
about 1:40 a. m. The vibrations ap
peared to come from Basalt mountain,
just back of town, and traveled south
west. Windows rattled, houses rocked, wall
paper and plastering were cracked. No
material damage was done.
Unprofitable to Work Them at Pres
ent Prices.
Salt Lake, "Utah, Aug. 7. A special
to the Herald from Park City, Utah,
savs Superintendent Chambers of the
Ontario and Dailey today received a
telegram from New York to close down
both mines at once owing to the recent
decline in silver. These are two of
the largest silver mines in the state
and give employment to about 700 men.
The Ontario mine is one of the great
est producers in the country, and has
been in active operation for twenty
years and has paid about thirteen and
a half million dollars in dividends.
It is claimed that these mines can
not be worked with profit at the pres
ent price of silver.
1,800 Cars of Wheat on Track
in Kansas City.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 7. The un
usually heavy receipts of wheat from
the west threaten a blockade at this
point. Last night there were 11,800 cars
loaded with wheat on sidetracks in
Kansas Ciity. About half of these cars
are billed through to Galveston, and the
gulf roads are said to be unable to
move the product as fast as It comes In
from the west. Grain is coming in, too,
far beyond the capacity of the Kansas
City elevators, and the indications are
that the accumulation here will become
And More Police Will be Provided by
Ont., Aug. 7. At a meeting
of the cabinet a decision was arrived at
that on account of official reports from
Dyea relating to the increasing rush of
miners for the Klondike fields, it was
necessary to send another detachment
of 100 northwest mounted police to the
Yukon district at once to maintain law
and order.
A process of civil law is also to be
established without delay. 'A judge,
however, cannot at present be appoint
ed nor can a particular judicial district
be denned until special legislation for
that purpose can be obtained from par
liament at its next session.
One Got a Charge From a
At the Home of Ed. Moeser on
West Eighth.
Burglars Rob C. D. Startzman
and Dr. Lyman.
Attempt to Get Into Jas. R.
Wick's Home.
At 3 o'clock this morning a burglar
entered the residence of Ed Moeser at
910 West Eighth street, through a win
dow on the east side of the house.
George Moeser, son of Ed Moeser.heard
the noise which the burglar made in
moving about the lower floor. He went
to the head of the stairs armed with a
shotgun. At this instant the burglar
started upstairs. Young Moeser heard
the noise but could only distinguish a
dark object coming toward him. He
aimed the gun toward the burglar and
fired. The cartridge was loaded with
fine shot and it crashed down into the
hallway, tearing off paper and plaster
ing as it struck the sides of the walls.
The burglar fell back and ran into the
parlor and thence into the dining room
where he escaped through a window
which he had opened after entering the
parlor. As he ran to escape he fired
two shots from a revolver, probably as
a warning to the young man to cease
further pursuit.
The whole household was aroused by
the volley of shots, likewise the neigh
borhood. The burglar made his escape
easily and has not since been heard
from. Nothing was taken from the
Moeser residence, but young Mr.Moeser
says he don't see how the shot could
have missed the burglar.
Before breaking into Ed Moser's
house, the burglar had entered the res
idence of Mr. C. D. Startzman at 913
West Eighth St., across the street from
Moeser's. Mrs. Startzman was awak
ened by a noise, as of someone creeping
past the foot of her bed. She could
plainly hear light footfalls but could
see nothing. She awakened her hus
band and they both sprang out of bed
and the burglar fled downstairs. Mr.
Startzman grabbed for his trousers
which he had hung at the head of the
bed, but they were gone. Then he ran
after the burglar, but the latter had
Entrance was made through a front
window in the parlor. The window had
been left open, with the screen and
window shutters closed and fastened.
The burglar cut an opening large enough
to unfasten the s"hutters.
Mrs. Startzman said today: "I was
awakened by a noise in my room and 1
felt sure a burglar was there. I said to
my husband: 'Charlie, there's a man
in our room.' He said:' O, I guess not.
We both listened and heard someone
creeping along in the room. Then we
both Jumped out of the bed and when
Mr. Startzman started after the burg
lar I said: 'O don't.'When my husband
found that his trousers were missing he
procured another pair and went out to
look for the stolen ones. Down on the
corner of Western avenue he found
them. Some valuable papers which
were in the pockets were scattered on
the ground but the money, about $12 in
all, was gone." Mr. Startzman is con
nected with the Victor Manufacturing
company of this city.
At James R. Wick's residence at 919
West Eighth street, two doors west of
the Startzman residence, a large point
ed instrument was slipped under the
east window in the parlor and the sash
was pried up. The window was locked
and the attempt failed. The pane of
glass in the upper sash was broken by
the window fastening being pushed
against it. Mr. Wick did not hear the
noise, but his wife did.
Next door west, at 923 West Eighth
street the residence of Dr. Harry Ly
man, the dentist, was burglarized. The
burglar got in through a pantry win
dow. The burglar entered Dr. Lyman's
bedroom and took his trousers, in which
there was about $14. A gold watch and
diamond stud were unmolested. Here
too, the intruder escaped easily. Mrs.
Lyman is sick in bed, and the burglary
frightened her greatly.
Dr. Lyman found his trousers lying
in his yard carefully folded. After the
shots were fired the neigborhood was
aroused and much excitement prevail
ed. The police department was noti
fied and an investigation was made.
It Has Been the Most Successful
Meet in the League's History.
Philadelphia, Aug. 7. What veteran
wheelmen unhesitatingly pronounce to
be the most successful race meet ever
held in this country will close this aft
ernoon at Willow Grove.
The first event on today's programme
after the trial heats was the
mile handicap for professionals, in
which Cooper. Bald, Kiser, Loughead,
Johnson, McFarland and Nat Butler
were scratch men. There were nearly
100 entries in this event. Then follow
ed the mile handicap, amateur, with 80
entries; the half mile championship,
professional, in which all of the racing
cracks were entered; the five mile
championship, professional, with all the
long distance men among the starters;
the two mile championship, amateur,
and the mile open, professional.
The chief topic of conversation among
the racing men this morning was the
remarkable riding of F. J. Loughead
the Sarina, Ont., crack. This great
rider started in three events, a total of
six heats, winning five of the heats, in
cluding two finals, and finishing a close
second to McFarland in the final of the
two mile handicap.
Willow Grove. Pa., Aug. 7. C. M
Bly. the well known amateur from
Northampton, Mass., met with an ac
cident today which will prevent him
competing in today's races. He was
taking a spin on the track while some
linemen were cleaning the big electric
light globes overhanging the track.
The globe was lowered to a short dis
tance from the track. Bly was going
a good clip and failed to see the lamp.
His head struck the globe and he was
cut very badly. He was removed to
the Jewish hospital.
The Modocs
Will furnish the music at Mr. J. L.
Troutman's next Wednesday evening.
Colored Women Blake an Assault on
Oscar Rader.
Yesterday as Oscdr Rader, the deaf
and dumb barber, was drawing water
from a well on lower Jackson street, he
was set upon by two colored women
named Lizzie Mason and Nora Combs
and severely" bruised. One of them is
Rnir) tr have thrown, a. -bricW which hit
the deaf mute on 'the cheek. Rader
finally got away from the women. Pa
trolman Sommers and Special Officer
Haisch arrested the women and they
deposited $5 for their appearance on the
charge of disturbing the peace. The
barber was bruised and greatly fright
ened. It is supposed that when he en
tered the yard one of the women told
him not to draw water, and he being
unable to hear anything, went ahead
and drew a bucketful.
This morning the two colored women
appeared before Judge Atchison dress
ed in silks and green shoes. They asked
for a continuance which was granted.
And It Has a Silver Ring Con
taining Figures on Its Leg. '
There was excitement in the federal
building this morning which for a time
bore some evidence of being a genuine
When engineer J. J. Harter went to
his private room in the basement of the
building this morning he found
pigeon of the carrier variety on top of
the lookingglass. Its feathers were
disordered and it looked as if it had
come a long way. The bird was nearly
starved, and when Engineer Harter se
cured some wheat it ate greedily.-
When Mr. Harter told the employes
of the building of his discovery they at
once suggested that the bird might be
one of Andree's pigeons and they troop
ed to the basement to make an investi
gation. It had on its right foot a Ger
man silver ring with 97" and "24"
stamped on it. Two letters which ap
pear to be "S. W." were also found on
the ring. They looked under the wings
of the bird and examined it carefully,
but there was no message and neither
was Andree's name! stamped upon its
wing. '
So Engineer Harter has decided that
the bird is not Andree's, but has es
caped from someone living near To
peka and he will surrender it to the
owner on demand. It is a mystery
how it secured entrance to the base
ment, for all the windows were closed.
Two Topeka Young Ladies Coaie
Wear Losing Their Lives.
Two society young ladies of this city
Miss Edith Godafd and Miss Olive
Lewis came near losing their lives by
ptomaine poisoning, at the Godard
ranch at Maple Hill Ails week. ' Both of
the young ladies were dangerously ill
for two days, and are yet suffering
from the effects of the poisoning.
The poison was contained in "cold
tongue which the young ladies ate for
lunch one day this week. Shortly after
eating it they were attacked by nausea,
accompanied by intense pain, .and in a
few minutes were dangerously ill. The
symptoms were the same as those in
cases of arsenical poisoning.
The nearest physician, residing at
Paxico, was hurriedly sent for, and a
telegram sent to Dr. J. P. Lewis, father
of Miss Lewis, in this city. Dr. Lewis
at once left for Maple Hill, and on ar
rival there found both his daughter and
Miss Godard in a critical condition. It
was not until the second day that they
were pronounced out of danger.
Miss Godard has almost entirely re
covered from the effects of the poison
ing, but Miss Lewis is yet too ill to re
turn to her home.
Two Engines Crash Together at
Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Chicago ex
press No. 10 on the Pennsylvania due
here at 4:30 this morning and a Monon
switch engine came together In a head
end collision at the Market street cross
ing at 4 o'clock this morning.
William Martin, the Monon engineer
was instantly killed and both engines
were completely wrecked. The Penn
sylvania train was marked late and the
switch engine had taken the track to do
switching. None of the passengers was
Injured. The property loss will be
Arrangements Will be Completed in
About Four Weeks.
Portland, Ore., Aug. 7. I. W. Vallle,
assistant superintendent of the railway
mail service, has returned from a trip
to Victoria, B. C, where he arranged
with the Canadian mail authorities re
garding the carrying of mail into the
Klondike region. He says that the
Canadian authorities have created a
postoffice at Dawson City.
This makes three offices established
by them in that portion of the North
west territory. The other offices are
at Forty Mile and Fort Cudahy. The
mail will be carried by the mounted
police from Dyea and Skaguay. The
service will be established in about four
Richard S. Oakford Hade Postmaster
at Herington.
Washington, Aug. 7. The president
has made the following appointments:
Wm. L. Distm or Ouincy. Ills., to be
surveyor general of Alaska, vice Gil
bert B. Pray, declined.
Lewis Morris ladings of New York,
to be second secretary otf the embassy
of the United States at Rome, Italy.
The president nas also appointed
Richard S. Oakford postmaster at Her-
ington, Kansas.
Lohrman's Vitascope.
Prof. Lohrman's vitascope and pho
nographic entertainment was well at
tended at the Crawford Opera House
last night. The vitascope views are
more distinct than the usual "moving
pictures" and the phonographic selec
tions can easily be heard in all carts
of the house. The entertainment is in
teresting. This afternoon a matinee
entertainment is being given, and to
night the regular evening entertain
ment will be repeated. The prices are
10 ,20 and 30 cents.
Secretary Sherman Says Spain
Cannot Keep It.
She Is Nearly Out of Money
Now, With Credit Gone.
Refuses to Divulge Orders to
Minister Sewall,
But Says There Will Be No
Trouble With Japan.
New York, Aug. 7. The World pub
lishes an intervew said to have been
obtained with John Sherman, secretary
of state Just previous to his return to
Washington from Amagansett, L. I. In
this interview Mr. Sherman is repre
sented as saying:
"Spain will lose Cuba. That seems to
me to be certain. She cannot continue
the struggle. Already the conflict has
cost her more than $200,000,000. Her
money is gone and she can get no more.
She has reached the limit of her bor
rowing capacity. She cannot pay back
what she has already borrowed. The
only thing left for her to do is to re
pudiate her debts. We had to do that aft
er the revolution.' Having repudiated
them she can begin anew but she will
have to begin with Cuba, That coun
try is devastated. The insurgents have
been fighting with only the hope of ul
timate success as their reward. The
Spanish soldiers have been battling for
pay. The pay will stop and then the
conflict will stop.
"Spain is in no condition to wage war
.. miere. xne Durdens placed upon
her people to sustain the struggle for.
retaining Cuba have been very heavy.
Widespread discontent will come soon
er or later within the Spanish kingdom.
By stopping the strusrerle. bv withdraw
ing her troops from Cuba and by repud
iating her debts is her only way to re
cover. Sooner' or later she must do
this. So far we have done nothing to
liso me anger or tne Spanish people
We have gone on mindine- our rwn hue.
iness, blind to the distress of Cuba and
aear to tne aleadings of our own peo
ple who wanted the government to in
terfere." The secretary was asked as to wheth
er there was anv truth in tvio r-m-mr-t
that theAemeriean flag was to be raised in
Hawaii and a protectorate proclaimed.
He replied: "I cannot divulge the in
structions given to Minister Sewall.
What they are will develop as time
passes. But I can say that there will
be no change in the situation in -Ha
waii until congress reconvenes. There
can oe no cnange because the terms of
the pending treaty, which have been
approved by President McKinley must
"There is nothing in this talk that a
serious disagreement between this
country and Japan will follow any in
terference on our part with the exist
ing system of government in Hawaii.
"Japan must certainly understand
that this nation has never objected to
the Japanese, and that whatever trou
ble it has had on this score was due to
officials for whom we are tiot responsi
ble and over whom we have no con
trol." "If we had Hawaii, Japan would have
no reason to fear that her subjects
would suffer from unfair treatment."
"While I believe that Japan is entire
ly innocent of any intention of assum
ing toward, us a belligerent or threaten
ing attitude, it may be well to remark
that her attitude, no matter what It
might be, would not affect our position
in the least."
"Have you taken any interest In the
discovery of the new gold fields?"
Mr. Sherman looked up in surprise.
"You mean the Klondike region? Of
course I have. That is a matter that
would naturally attract the attention
of any man in my position.
"The fact that international compli
cations may ensue has of course sharp
ened my Interest in the subject. There
may be questions as to boundaries.
"This government is ready to main
tain the rights of its citizens and to
protect its own interests to the last de
gree. "However, it Is too early to speculate
as to what may happen in Alaska. If
difficulties arise we will be ready to
face them, but I expect no trouble.
"The statement is printed this morn
ing that the making of Dyea a port of
entry is likely to injure us financially.
Whether or not It is a port of entry is
of no special consequences. The matter
cuts a small figure either way."
"Our relations with England seem to
have been restored to a friendly basis?"
O, yes, said Mr. Sherman, with a
laugh, "that cloud, if indeed there ever
was a cloud, has blown completely
Finds it Hard Fulling and Won't Run
for Governor.
Newton, Kan., Aug. 7. Ex-Congressman
Chester I. Long, who was in the city yes
terday to address the Republican county
convention, said:
"There Is not an lota of truth in the re
port that I am a candidate for governor.
I have never even thought of such a
thing. The report that I am a candidate
for congressman-at-large is also untrue.
I am not a candidate for any office. I
want to return to congress from this dis
trict, but whether I will be a candidate or
not depends upon the people of this dis
trict. I will not be a candidate unless
warranted by the statement of the Re
publicans of this district.
"I have been a candidate three times.
The first time I was nominated on the
first ballot; the second and third times by
acclamation. As to whether I shall be a
candidate the fourth time remains for the
Republicans of this district to say.
"This district believes in a protective
tariff. It was declared in 1S94, when it
was the Issue. We were defeated in 1896
because this district was In favor of free
silver. I am not ready to concede that
that decision was final, and I believe that
when another opportunity is given this
district will declare in favor of the Re
publican position.
"Our defeat was not due to the personal
popularity of the Populist candidate.Jerry
Simpson, but to tne facfc,that silver was
the issue. Bryan carried this district by
3,912; Simpson by only 2.S23 votes."
League Umpire Hurst Taken From
the Officers to Umpire a Game.
St.- Louis, Aug. 7. Tim Hurst, the
league umpire, who was arrested for
assaulting a Cincinnatian with a beer
glass, has been released in bonds of
$500. a writ of habeas corpus being is
sued by Judge Murphy. The bond was
signed by Ex-Alderman Cronin and
Nicholas Griffin. Hurst umpired the
Pittsburg-St.Louis game here yester
day. Hurst received a message from
N. Ashley Lloyd, treasurer of the Cin
cinnati club, stating that Chief Deitsch
had expressed his willingness to have
Hurst go to the ball ground under con
stabulary escort, and afterv umpiring
the game return to the four courts to
await the arrival of officers, who will
take him back to the Ohio metropolis.
Chief Harrigan refused to recognize
the telegram and to release Hurst,
whereupon the writ of habeas corpus
was obtained.
Many Thieves Arrested on Gro
cers and Butchers' Excursion.
Chicago, Aug.7. Crooks mingled with
the crowd of pleasure-seekers who at
tended the Butchers' and Grocers' pic
nic at Laurelwood park yesterday.
Twenty-two pickpockets and thugs
were arrested on complaint or suspic
ion during the d&y.
As the result of the vigilance of the
police 12 suspected crooks were remov
ed from the trains before they were
outside the city limits.
All ' day long numerous complaints
were received of money and pocket
books lost or stolen, but owing to the
special vigilance of the detectives and
officers there were no robberies of im
portance with the exception, of a gold
watch, stolen from a barber. Ten ar
rests were made on the grounds, but
none of the stolen property was found.
Among those taken in custody were
"Pug-Nose" Tobin, Mike Daly, O'Brien,
Klein and McMahon, all of Chlcago.and
said to have bad records behind them.
Sixty-two coaches were required to
transport the Jolly crowd to and from
the park on the bank of the Fox river.
A Belief Expressed That Hs Has Al
ready Landed.
London, Aug. 7. The Vienna corre
spondent of the Daily News says the
Neu Wiener Tageblatt publishes an in
terview with Dr. Otto Norienskiold, the
Antarctic explorer, in which he ex
pressed the opinion that Herr Andree
has already landed on the North Asi
atic or North American coast, prob
ably the latter.
There Will be a Hot Time in St. Pet
ersburg When the Kaiser Comes.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 7. The Russian
newspapers are full of eulogistic arti
cles extending a welcome to the Em
peror and Empress of Germany, whose
approaching visit to this city will be
the occasion for a round of festivities.
The ships In the harbor of Cronstadt
are. already gay with decorations.
The emperor and empress left Kiel
on Wednesday, according to a dispatch
from Berlin, and are expected to arrive
in Cronstadt on board the Hohenzollern
today. They will be met by the czar
and czarina on board the imperial
yacht Alexander.
Count Muravief, the Russian minis
ter of foreign affairs, gave a luncheon
today in honor of Prince Hohenlohe,
the German chancellor, who has ar
rived here to meet the Emperor and
Empress of Germany.
Troops Ordered to the Scene of
the Trouble.
Columbus, O., Aug. 7. A special to
the Dispatch from Palnesville says:
The militia company left here about
noon for Fairport, seven miles north.
There is rioting on the ore docks there.
The Fins oppose the putting to work
of an extra force of Hungarians in un
loading vessels.
Company C, Fifth regiment, has been
ordered out and will protect the new
menwhen they go to work, and an effort
will be made to unload a vessel this
afternoon, the Fins threaten vengeance.
A Human Body Will be Sunk at Rush
Medical College.
Chicago, Aug. 7. At the RushMedi
cal college today an experiment will be
conducted that will prove unique in the
realm of science.
On the results attained may depend
the ability of the state to convict Adolph
L. Luetgert, the sausage manufacturer.
alleged to have murdered his wife.
In the presence of a number of citi
zens, medical experts and experts of
the scientific world, a human body will
be subjected to a solution of crude pot
ash previously heated to the boiling
point. It is expected by those who
have carried on preliminary experi
ments that inside of three hours' time
not a vestige of a human being will
remain not even the smallest fiber of
a bone. What was a body, it is said.
will be only a tiark, sluggish, slatish
substance of the consistency of thin
paste. The solution will easily carrv
it away and when the last drop has run
from the receptacle the possibility of
the murder of Mrs. Luetgert. as the
state conceives it was accomplished, will
be demonstrated.
Chicago, Aug. 7. The experiment was
successfully carried out. The body was
destroyed with the exception of a few
small splinters of bone in two hours. Of
the fleshy substance only a small quan
tity of fluid about the consistency of
molasses remained.
Judge Tuley Decides the Ordinance to
be Unconstitutional.
Chicago, Aug. 7. Judge Tuley todav
decided the new city ordinance estab
lishing a vehicle tax to be void. The
ordinance permitted the city to collect
$1 a year license from each bicycle
owner and for other vehicles proportionately.
Fed. Judge Williams Comments
on Got. Leedy's Criticism.
Says That the Kansas Law
Provides That
Can Do Business in Kansas
and Shall
Be Granted a License to Do
Such Business.
Colorado Springs, Col., Aug. 7. Judge
John A. Williams of Arkansas, who a
few days ago as judge of the federal
court issued at Manitou a sweeping in
junction In behalf of the Mutual Life
Insurance company of New York, re
straining the commissioner of insurance
for Kansas, McNall, from preventing
this insurance company from doing
business in that state, was seen today
in Manitou in regard to the report that
Governor Leedy and the state admin
istration proposed to contest the order.
He did not seem to be much disturbed
by the report, and said:
"I issued that order in the discharge
of my duties as federal judge. The
matter has been in the courts for a
number of years. It started by the
refusal of the Mutual Life Insurance
company to pay Mrs. Hillmon $25,000 on,
a policy which the company claimed to
be fraudulent. The case has been tried
five times and always resulted in a dis
agrement by the jury. It was tried
before Justice Brewer, Justice Foster
and others and was also tried before
me last winter. The laws of Kansas
provide that any solvent company shall
be granted a license to carry on busi
ness in that state, and there is no doubt
in my mind as to the'solvency of this
company and I therefore believe that
they are entitled to operate in that
state. The state insurance commis
sioner refuses them a license because
they had not paid the Hillmon claim.
I do not consider this a sufficient
ground for a refusal to Issue the license
and therefore issued the injunction
against the state authorities restrain
ing them' from interfering with the
Felts Will Make His Aerial Trip
From Pike's Peak Tomorrow.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 7 William
"B. Felts, who is to make his flight with
a flying machine from the top of Pike's
Peak to Colorado Springs, a drop of 8,000
feet Sunday, was busily engaged today In
putting the frame of his machine together
and spreading canvas on the bamboo
work of the rectoplane and wjngs. Mr.
Felts intends to take the machine to tha
summit of the Peak before he will put it
together for the attempted flight on Sun
day if the weather keeps favorable.
"I shall not be foolish enough to start
In the face of a storm," said Mr. Felts,
"and I want other conditions as favorable
as possible before I make the jump. I
have concluded to erect a track thirty
feet long on tap of the peak, at an angle
of 30 degrees, down which I will slide
with the machine in order to get a good
sailing start that will keep me from drop
ping down too rapidly. Under favorable
conditions and with a favorable atmos
phere I have no doubt whatever of being
able to reach Colorado Springs."
"I expect to start early in the forenoon
because the air currents are usually more
favorable then than at any other time of
the day. I was told today that t would
not be allowed to make the experiment at
all, as the authorities propose to stop me.
I am not much afraid of any interference
from that source. I am anxious to get
the matter over with because I have
trained down In the last three weeks from
135 pounds to 111 pounds, and I am getting
a little nervous under the strain which I
have been undergoing."
Many Bridges and Houses Washed
Away in Dakota.
Omaha, Aug. 7. Reports received here
state that a waterspout struck the town
of Hot Springs, S. D.. between 9 and 10
o'clock last night. It raised the water
in the creek which runs through the town
between 10 and 12 feet. Four small wood
en bridges of the Elkhorn railroad across
the creek were carried away.
Several small houses were carried away
by the high waters of the creek. One life
has been reported lost. There has been
no railroad traffic this morning.
46 Killed and Many Injured at a Cart
ridge Factory.
Sofia. Bulgaria, Aug. 7. A disastrous
explosion occurred yesterday at the
cartridge factory of Rustchuk, on the
Danube 139 miles northwest of Varna,
Forty-six persons were killed outright
and many others were Injured. The
lives of sixty of the latter are despaired
Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria, on re
ceipt of the news of the disaster. Vis
ited the sufferers from the explosion
who had been taken to the hospital and
caused money to be distributed to the
families of the victims.
Benefits and Evils of Biking Scientifi
cally Discussed.
Washington, Aug. 7. A characteris
tically thorough and scientific sum
mary of tha benefits of bicycle riding
is submitted to the state department
by United States Consul Kennan at
Bremen in an article prepared by Dr.
He cites temperaments and the dis
eases that are affected favorably or in
juriously and nis general conclusion i3
that, in moderation, bicycle" riding is of
inestimable value to the average person.

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