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TOPEKA, KANSAS, AUGUST 9. 1897. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. TWO CENTS. GANOVAS DIES. Spain's Prim Minister is Shot to Death By an Anarchist Deputed to Do the Deed. THREE SHOTS FIRED. One Enters Ganovas' Forehead, Another His Breast. The Assassin Was an Italian Named Golii. REVENGE PROMPTS IT To? Horrible Tortures of An archists at Mont Juich. Horrors of the Inqnisition Re peated by Canoras. SAID TO RE TO RLAME For All the Atrocities to Cu bans Under Weyler. Madrid, Aug-. 9. Senor Canovas del Castillo, prime minister of Spain, was assassinated yesterday at Santa Ague da by an anarchist. The murderer fired three shots, one of which struck the prime minister in the forehead, and another in the chest. The wounded man fell dying at the feet of his wife, who was with him, lingering In agony . for an hour, and then passing away with the cry "Long live Spain," which were the last words upon his lips. Santa Agueda is noted for its baths. The place is between San Sebastian.the summer residence of the Spanish court, and Vittoria, the capital of the pro vince of Alava, about 33 miles south of Billio. The premier went last Thursday to take a three weeks course of the baths after which he expected to. return to San Sebastian to meet Unifed States Minister Woodford when that gentle man should be officially received by the queen regent." The assassin was immediately arrest ed. He is a Neapolitan and gives the name of Rinaldi, but it is believed that this is an assumed name, and that his real name is Michele Angino Colli. At a special meeting of the cabinet today, under the presidency of Senor CosGayon, minister of the interior, the latter announced that he had been en trusted by the queen regent with the premiership ad interim. The murderer declares that he killed Senor Canovas "in accomplishment of a just vengeance," and that the deed is the outcome of a vast anarchist con spiracy. He is believed to have arrived at Santa Agueda the: same day as the premier, and he was frequently seen lurking in the passages of the bathing establishment in a suspicious man ner. Marshal Martinet Campos has gone to San Sebastian to attend the- queen regent. Senor Sagasta.the liberal lead er, has sent the following telegram to the government: "I have heard with deep pain of the crime that has .thrown us all into mourning, and I place myself at the orders of the government and of the queen." Most of the liberal leaders', have sent similar messages.placing themselves at the disposal of the government. The queen regent, on hearing the cad news, dispatched her own physi cian, Dr. Bustos. by a special train fmm San Sebastian. Later, on hearing that Canovas was dead, she wired her condolence to the widow. The health of Senor Canovas had im proved greatly of late. He had been leading a very quiet life, although he attended to the business of state At the moment of the assassination, he was waiting in the gallery of the bathing establishment for his wife, who was to join him for lunch. Sudden ly, the assassin, who had the appear ance of an ordinary visitor, approached and fired at him point blank, one bullet passing through the body and coming out behind under the left shoulder, and the other two lodging in the head. He fell instantly and only recovered, long enough to speak a few words. Several medical men and his wife were unremitting in their attentions to the sufferer, but his wounds, unhap pily, were mortal and he died in two hours. Extreme unction was administered, amid a scene of mingled sorrow and Indignation. The assassin narrowly escaped lynch ing at the hands of the waiters and at tendants who rushed forward. De tectives and. civil guards immediately secured him. He was very pale, trem bled violently, and evidently feared that he would be killed on the spot. He will be first arraigned before the local magistrates at Vergara. Her majesty has intrusted the pres idency of the council to Gen. Azcarrag al, minister of war, and the cortes will be summoned, to reassemble on Tues day. The greatest excitement and indigna tion, prevail among all classes. All the members of the diplomatic corps have exnressed their sympathy with the government. Many senators, depu ties and generals, while expressing their grief and indignation, have offered to render to the government all the as sistance in their power. It was at first rumored that the assassin was one of the pardoned Barcelona anarchists, but this is not confirmed. Paris. Aug. 9. At a special perform ance given yesterday afternoon at the Theater de la Republique for the ben efit of the Spanish refugees in Paris, ' Tarrlde Marmol, the Spanish anarch ist, who was formerly imprisoned in Montjuich fortress, at Barcelona, de livered a violent speech in the course f which he urged that Senor Canovas del Castillo should be killed. It is re ported that he will be arrested. London, Aug. 9. The Spanish em bassy in London has received two tel egrams, the first briefly stating the fact of the assassination and the second coming direct from San Sebastian, stat ing that Senor Canovas had been the object of an infamous attack, but say ing nothing about his death, and con cluding with the statement that if the outrage be of anarchist origin it has no political complications, with the ad ditional asesrtion that the whole of Spain is tranquil, and that there is not the least symptom of any alteration in the state of public affairs. The dispatch says the assassin is ap parently an Italian. For these reasons the Spanish am bassador. Count DeCasa Valencia, in the course of an interview, said: "The belief that the crime is not po litical, but the work of a fanatical an archist, is borne out by the fact that the criminal is an Italian. We all know that of recent years Italian an archists have been very active. Wit ness the assassination of President Carnot and the attempt on King Hum bert, and other similar crimes." The ambassador said he had wired for details, but had received no reply. The news of the assassination was communicated by the Associated Press to General Stewart L. Woodford, the United States minister to Spain, now in London, en route for San Sebastian, where he had expected to present his credentials to the queen regent in the presence of Senor Canovas. General Woodford was so overcome that several minutes passed before he could express his horror at the deed and his profound sympathy for Spain In her misfortune. When he recovered from the shock of thJ Intelligence, he said: "This is terrible; most unfortunate. The Spanish government and people will have the sincere sympathy of all friends of constitutional government. It is too soon to "express any views as to the effect which the regrettable death of Senor Canovas will have up on current questions. It will not affect my movements however, unless it be comes my duty to reach my post as soon as possible In order to express to the Spanish government the sympathy of the American government." ANARCHIST VENGEANCE. Silling: of Canovas was in Revenge for the Barcelona Executions. Madrid, Aug. 9. The assassination of the prime minister of Spain, Senor Canovas del Castillo, who was shot and killed by an Italian anarchist, whose name is believed to be Michelo Angi no Golli, at the baths of Santa Ague da yesterday afternoon, was undoubt edly cold bloodedly premeditated. Golli deliberately watched for.an opportuni ty to kill the Spanish statesman and he only fired when he had no chance of missing. In fact, the assassin, who was ar rested almost immediately after the premier fell dead at the feet of his wife, has declaimed as much to the examining magistrate. Further details of the assassination show that Senor Canovas del Castillo and his wife were present yesterday morning at the celebration of mass in the chapel attached to the baths. After mass the premier was reading and conversing with some reporters, when the assassin approached and fired three shots at him with a revolver, hit ting him in the forehead, chest and left ear. The wounded man fell to the ground crying:- "Long live Spain." The premier was carried to his room and expired at 1:30 p. m., after ex treme unction had been administered him by a priest of the Dominican or der. The murderer, who was immediately seized by the people who were in the vicinity of the scene of the crime, was severely handled and might have been killed had it not been for the protection afforded him by a number of civil guards who soon ran to the scene of the assassination. The prisoner, who declared he had killed the premier "in the accomplishment of a Just veng eance," at first gave the name of Ri naldi and claimed that the deed was the outcome of an extensive anarchist conspiracy. Later, however, the assassin confess ed that his real name was Michelo An gino Golli, that e was 26 years of ege, a native of Boggi, near Naples, and that he left Italy and came to Spain in 1SSS. After reaching Spain, Golli, according to his confession, re sided at Barcelona, and participated in the doings of the various anarchist so cieties of that place and vicinity. Af ter sojourning at Barcelona for some time, Golli visited" France and Belgium and returned to Spain in July last. Af ter his return, the anarchist seemed to have completed the plans for the as sassination of the prime minister. He left Madrid for Santa Agueda at the same time as Senor Canovas del Cas tillo, and awaited an opportunity to as sassinate the statesman. In appearance Golli is of medium height, wears a full beard and spectac les and his demeanor is that of a quiet law abiding citizen. He says he is sat isfied with having done "his duty, and asserts that he had no personal grudge against the premier and was merely obeying orders received from his su periors in the secret society to which he belonged. He frankly professes an archist doctrine, says he was sentenced in 1895 to IS- months imprisonment in the jail at Lucera, Italy, and claims that he escaped from there to Mar seilles from which port he made his way to Barcelona, Senor Canovas, wife of the premier, who was but a short dis tance away from her husband when the crime was committed, rushed to his side upon hearing the shots. As the premier lay dying on the ground, she bitterly reproached the murderer for his crime. Golli, in reply to the agonizing words of the distracted wife said: "I respect you, because you are an honorable lady, but I have done my duty and I am now easy in mind, for I have avenged my friends and brothers of Mont Juich." Mont Juich is the fortress of Barce lona, outside of which the anarchists who have been sentenced to death for recent outrages have been executed by being shot in the back. The anarchists recently executed outside Mont Juich were the last batch of the men who were found guilty of throwing a bomb on June 7, 1896, into a religious proces sion about to enter the church of Santa de Lamar, UDon the occasion of the Corpus Christl celebration. Twelve per sons were instantly killed and about 60 others, several of whom since died from their wounds were injured.For his crime 26 anarchists were sentenced to death and many of them were executed. The condemned men invariably shouted "Long live anarchy." just before the or ders to fire were given. The Spanish newspapers express great Indignation at Golli's crime, even the journals that have republican leanings praise the service of the deceased states man. The Imparcial says: "Yesterday will prove a black date for Spain. The crime will centuple the Indignation ' of society against this would be destroyer." A number of the newspapers appear this morning, bordered in black. A post mortem examination of the re mains of the premier was made this morning, prior to embalming them for transportation to this city. The funeral will be most Impressive. The indignation expressed at the crime is shared by all parties in politics and it is generally believed that the mem bers of the colonial secret societies were concerned in the outrage. It is reported that Senor Apidal, pres ident of the chamber of deputies, will be appointed president of the council of ministers In succession to the late premier at the expiration of the official nine days mourning. The ministers for the present will meet in council daily. Golli developed in the examination be fore the magistrate today that he suc ceeded in firing two shots at the people who arrested him before he was over powered. The assassin calls himself a "revolutionary anarchist." TORTURES OF INQUISITION Repeated at Barcelona Lead to the Killing of Canovas. New York, Aug. 9. The Tribune dis cussing the events that led up to the assassination of Canovas, says: The anarchist movement really be gan in Spain after the overthrow of Isabella, when a portion of the Repub licans, dissatisfied with the moderate rule of Castelar, Gen. Prim and others, started under the leadership of Contre ras, the revolt of the "federalists "seiz ed some iron clads in the port of Car tagena and were finally subdued and captured, but not punisned. The prin cipal localities of Spain where revolu tionary and anarchistic ideas have pre vailed are the industrial centers along the Mediterranean coast, like Barcelo na, and which could be considered as headquarters of anarchists In the pe ninsula and especially since many par tisans. of the Paris commune took ref uge therein after 1871. The attempts of the anarchists against society have been numerous all over the Spanish territory, but especially at Barcelona. There within the past two years bombs have been exploded in the Liceo thea ter and in the public square at a mil itary review by the captain general of the province. The latest and most horrible ex ploit of the anarchists and the one which finally has been the cause of the assassination of Canovas, was the throwing of bombs in Barcelona at a religious procession last summer. The government of Canovas display ed great activity and ability in ferret ing out the authors or instigators of the Barcelona crime. Scores of anarch ists were imprisoned In the Fortress of Mont Juich, and their trial ended two or three months ago to be followed by the shooting of six anarchists in the Mont Juich jail.. More than 50 were sent to prison for life, and about 100 were expelled from Spain. To their stories of the torture that they have had to endure before making avowals of their crime and giving the names of their accomplices can-be traced directly the assassination of Canovas. These stories have been published by all revolutionary papers in Europe. They represented the Spanish premier as another Torquemada worse than the famous chief of the cruel inquisition of former centuries. A civil engineer of Barcelona, Senor Tarrida del Marmont, has published in Paris under the title "The Inquisitors of SDain," a condensed recital of the sufferings and tortures which he and his fellow suspects had to endure. Ascheri, who, it seems, was the leader in the murderous plot at Barcelona, managed to write to some papers be fore his execution, that he was com pelled through horrible tortures, to ad mit that he had for accomplices all the men whose names were dictated to him by the judge of instruction. Such stor ies must have excited the vengeance of the friends of the Barcelona anarch ists, and the result is told by the ca ble dispatch announcing the assassina tion of Canovas del Castillo. AS MAN AND CUBAN Estrada Falma Gives His Views on the Assassination. New York, Aug. 9. A special to the World from Turners, N. Y., says: Estrada Palma, who is at the head Of the Cuban junta in this country, in an interview commented upon the assas sination of Canovas as follows: "While I have no sympathy with the assassination, I cannot help feeling that the act was one of retribution. Canovas, more than Weyler, lias been responsible for the cruelties practiced by the Spanish troops in Cuba. It was by his orders that women and children were murdered and wronged. He de served no better fate. "His death will be to Cuba's advan tage, for it complicates political affairs in Spain. As the leader of the ma jority, he was sponsor for Weyler. Hi3 rival is Silvela, the leader of the Con servative minority. Should the queen regent choose to continue the Conserv atives in power, Silvela will be premier, and that would mean that Weyler would be succeeded by General Fota vieja, who is now in the Philippine isl ands, and belongs to the Weyler school pf warfare. "It is true that Silvela recently sug gested that Cuba be given autonomy, but he cannot maintain that position as a Conservative leader. The Liber als under Sagasta would Indeed grant us autonomy, but we will accept noth ing less than absolute independence. For that we have sacrificed everything. In any case the war must continue, and aa long as it continues under Spanish methods the sympathy of the world will be with us. In the meantime the political confusion in Spain can but give us an advantage. "It should be distinctly understood that the assassination of Canovas is not the work of the Cuban party. We do not resort to such methods. The an archists of Spain are for the most part in the northern part of the country and they are intimately associated with the anarchists of France. They had long threatened Canovas, who caused many of them to be executed. Only a few days ago several anarchists were exe cuted in Barcelona, and I suppose the assassination was the outcome. I do not think the killing of Canovas was due at all to any question of policies, but merely a savage outbreak on the part of some member of a dangerous body of men. We Cubans have no sympathy with such an act. "As a man I deplore such a misfor tune, but as a Cuban I cannot help feel ing that I am benefited by it." CANOVAS' SUCCESSOR. Tho Cabinet Appoints a Prims MiniG ter Ad Interim. Madrid, Aug. 9. The cabinet sat until 2 o'clock this morning and decided to publish in the Official Gazette today which will appear with a black border, the appointment of Lieutenant General Don Marcolo de Azoarraga the minister for war, as premier; ad interim. Senor Sagasta has postponed his pro jected visit to this; city. In anticipation of possible disturb ances at Barcelona the police force of that city has been reinforced. Later in the day it was announced that the highest military honors will be accorded the deceased at his funeral. The court will however not return here from San Sebastiaii. the summer resi dehce to attend the funeral ceremonies. The queen regent wtll be represented at the funeral by the Duke of Solo. The remains will be brought here on Tues day. An Individual heard to express sympathy with the assassin of the pre mier and with his crime, has been ar rested, r A WARNING TO SOVEREIGNS Is the Suggestion Carried to London Newspapers by Canovas' Fate.- - London, Aug. 9. The afternoon news papers in their comment upon the as sassination of the Spanish prime minis ter express themselves on tWe same line as the morning papers remarking upon the incomprehensible idiocy of the mur der of the man who was mainly re sponsible for giving universal suffrage to Spain. They also advocate the sup pression of anarchy by force, pointing out that the history of nihilism in Rus sia proves that force consistently and steadily applied ,is the remedy for clearing out, the. pestilent gang. The St. James Gazet- i regards the death of Senor Cano, iel Castillo as being a heavy disaster f-tr Spain, adding: "Canovas was ntt great but he was a statesman. During the Cuban crisis he governed with esergy and if he had been a very great man he might have told his country that they must alter their ways of dealing With the colonies or be prepared for evil times. But the Spaniards would hardly listen to such a lesson even from the tongue of an an gel.Maybe if he had the choice, Canovas would have preferred the martyrdom which has overtaken him rather than to have lived to see the collapse which is only more threatening to Spain. In the meantime the murder will destroy the already unstable administration and in the pick of a successor of the late premier, the queen regent's posi tion is most difficult. She may be driv en to call upon some soldier, Campos or Polavieja, which would be a misfortune- to Spain abroad. The crime must have one consequence' to make the kaiser and his brother sovereigns less disposed to adopt gentle methods with socialism." UPSETS THE POPE. He Telegraphs to Madrid for Details of the Assassination. Rome, Aug. 9. The assassination of the prime minister of Spain, Senor Can ovas, has caused a feeling of horror here. Many flags are half masted. The premier, the Marquis di Rudini, and the cabinet ministers paid personal visits today to the Spanish embassy. King Humbert has telegraphed his condolences to the queen regent and it is expected that the crown prince Vit torlo Emanuel prince of Naples, who is now cruising on jiis yacht will proceed to Madrid. The pope Is greatly upset over the news of the assassination and upon re ceipt of the news immediately sent to the Spanish embassy for details of the crime. His holiness telegraphed on the subject to Madrid. ASSASSIN IS A PRINTER. Was Known in Barcelona as a Kill. tant Anarchist. Barcelona, Aug. 9. Golli, the assassin of Senor Canovas del Castillo was known here under the name of Achil loli. He formerly worked as a compos itor and was also known under the alias of Jose Sonto. He was classed as a militant anarchist and was an intimate friend of Ascheri, the perpetrator of the outrage in the Galle de Cambros. Golli fled from Barcelona after the outrage referred to. SPAIN KNEW IT. Had Warning of the Anarchists' In tentions Toward Canovas. London, Aug. 9. A special dispatch from Madrid received here today says the Spanish government was aware that a meeting of anarchists was held early in July and that it was decided to murder Senor Canovas del Castillo be fore August 15 and to assassinate Senor Sagasta before August 30. FORETOLD BY A GYPSY. Canovas' Violent Death was Predict ed Years Ago. Malaga, Aug. 9. Old inhabitants of this city relate that when Canovas del Castillo was a young assistant master at a school here a gypsy woman told his fortune. She predicted that he would become great and would meet with a violent death. SPANISH SECURITIES DECLINE News of the Assassination Causes a Fall of Half a Point in London. London, Aug. 9. On the stock ex change here today Spanish securities fell one-half point on the news of assassi nation of the premier Senor Canovas del Castillo. C. N. RIX STABBED. Former Topekan in an Affray at Hot Springs, Ark. Hot Spring's, Ark., Aug. 9. President C. N. Rix of the Arkansas National bank and Colonel John J. Sumpter, a prominent real estate and insurance man, had a difficulty on the street Sun day afternoon which came near ending in the death of the former. Mr. Sump-tea- used a stiletto, with which he in flicted several wounds before the fight was stopped by bystanders. Mr. Rix was unarmed, but, being a much taller man than Mr. Sumpter, prevented him by his long- reach from stabbing him in a vital part of the body. He was badly disfigured about the face and received several wounds on the arm. Mr. Rix formerly lived in Topeka and is well known by the older resi dents. Members of his family frequent ly visit here. KANSAS GAINS 30,000. Population of the State Now Going Steadily Upward. The population of Kansas as returned by township assessors, through their county clerks, has been tabulated by the state board of agriculture, and the total is 1,366,789, or a net increase of 30,130; 67 counties have gained 41. 729; the smallest gain is 1, in Harper coun ty, and the largest 1,268 in Crawford county. Shawnee gained 2,525 ; 38 coun ties lost 11,662, the smallest loss being 2, in Lane, and the greatest, 1,681, in Bourbon. F. A. Feak,Dentist, over Crosby's etore. MAD AT THE TOWN John W. Bookwalter of Spring field, Ohio, Gives His Home Town the Mar hie Heart. HE SAILS FOR EUROPE After Placing on Sale HisLarge Property Holdings. Has Long Cordially Hated the City and State. Springfield, O., Aug, 9. The leaving of John W. Bookwalter, capitalist and globe trotter to take passage for Eur ope last week, marked a turning point in an interesting story of wrongs or imagined wrongs on the part of a city, of futile outbusts of resentment on the part of the citizen and of his deep ha tred for the place which by virtue of his heavy holdings and his semi-occasional returns to look after them is called his home. Prior to going Mr. Bookwalter put all of his properties except his interest in the James Leffel & Co's turbine wa ter wheel shops in the hand of an agent to place on the market. The principal property for sale is the Lagonda hotel block valued at $150,000, the site being admittedly the most desirable in the business portion of the city. On an op posite corner is the Bookwalter block, another business and office building, val ued at about $100,000. Half a square south on Limestone street is the Grand Opera House, valued at $25,000. These three blocks and other valuable real estate Mr. Bookwalter propses to get rid of mainly for the reason that they are part of Springfield. The water wheel factory, being a sol idly established money maker, which constantly returns a large per cent, is withheld from the general order. His dislike of the city and objection to ap pearing in any way identified with its interests. Its pride and Its progress is a potent motive. Mr. Bookwalter's poor opinion of the town Is open and fre quently expressed. A discussion of the city at any time invariably draws from him an emphatic execration of its mun icipal spirit. This curious aversion to the town of his marriage, his residence for a quar ter of a century and of his rise from small means to immense wealth is of many years standing. It is said to date from legal complications growing out of an accident which happened during the building of the Bookwalter block many years ago. General Moses B. Walker of Kenton, fell into an excavation which it was alleged. was left unguarded. The city was drawn into the long and ted ious damage proceedings which result ed and a decision unfavorable to Mr." Bookwalter was finally rendered. Thereupon he conceived that he was deeply wronged and held the city to account for it. Since that time many things have happened to more firmly fix this impression in his mind, and he has several times evinced a spirit of retaliation. His defeat, as the Demo cratic candidate for governor in 1882 served also to sour him on the state in which Springfield is located. A PLEA TO LEEDY. A Petition Asking Him to Al low "Clubs" to Rnn. Governor Leedy will soon receive an enormous petition begging him to. al low the "clubs" to run in Topeka, The petitions have been in circulation sev eral days and it is claimed that there are 2,500 names on the papers and they will be ready for presentation to the governor some time this week. The preamble to the petitions Is lengthy. It covers three typewritten pages of foolscap. It says that the po lice have put a stop to the running of clubs in Topeka and that the clubs were being conducted in a legal man ner. Notwithstanding that fact they were compelled to refrain from dealing out liquors. n The whole blame is placed on the po lice department and Governor Leedy is asked to give orders to allow the"clubs" to continue in business in a "legal manner." The Free Silver Colored Flambeau club is one that is taking a hand in the matter. S. L. Carr, a member of the club says that they received notice to quit serving their members with liquor and that other clubs in the city receiv ed the same notices from the police. Carr said to a Journal reporter: "I do not believe in allowing some clubs to run and closing others. It is not fair and we do not believe in that way of doing business." Another man who is circulating a pe tition is Thomas Mooney who has been arrested for running a joint on East Fourth street but who has recently been in charge of a "club." This petition is supposed to ap ply only to places which are regularly chartered as "clubs." It includes O. M. B. lodges and all places which keep up an appearance of an organization as co-operative saloons. The resubmissionists will be able to put Governor Leedy to the test through their petitions. He must say "yes" or "no." It is safe to say the governor wishes the whole whisky business were in the hands .of the local county of ficers end that the metropolitan police law were at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean. He could then wash his hands of the interminable local fights and wouldn't have everybody running to him to interfere in the saloon business. The special session of the legislature in October might be used to get rid of the metropolitan police law. Topeka would like to take care of her liquor business in her own way and so, no doubt, would every other town in the state. It is too early to tell positively whether the closing of the Topeka joints was really made in good faith or not. Saturday evening several places resumed business. It is evident that not all of the jointkeepers believe that Chief Steele is sincere they know something about him. Last week Police Commissioner Keith went personally and made an investi gation of a place where he heard liq uor was being sold. He saw enough to convince hiro that the law is be ing violated, and said: "I shall see Chief Steele about this." One Language Too Many. Pittsburg, Aug. 9. Nowaski, the Con nellsville agitator, who addressed the meeting last night in four languages, was expelled from the camp and ordered to stay away for using profane language In bis speech. AFTER A BIKE THIEF. He Stola a Wheal From the Copeland and Escaped to Kansas City. W. W. Webb made a loan to a mem ber of the National bicycle racing team in this city Saturday, the borrower leaving his bicycle with Mr. Webb for security. Saturday night the wheel was stolen froro the lobby of the Cope land, where the wheelmen were stop ping. The theft of the machine was not discovered until yesterday after noon. It has been found that the thief took the wheel from the hotel Saturday evening and went to the Santa Fe depot just as the train was ready to start for Kansas City. By dint of much hustling he got the wheel checked to Kansas City and got on the train. - Officei-s are in pursuit of the thief and it is expected that he will be appre hended and tho wheel recovered today. SANTA FE COLLISION. Bear End Bumped Up Between Passenger Trains at Bur lingame This Morning. A rear end collision between two sec tions of Santa Fe eastbound train No. 2 occurred at 6:40 o'clock this morning at Burlingame station. This is the train that usually goes east through Topeka at 4 o'clock a. m. The second section chashed into the rear of the first section with considerable force as it was leaving the station after a stop, but no one was seriously injured. Mr.G.H.Eflgeworth of Ottawa, a pos tal clerk on the first section of the train, sustained the most severe injur ies. While making ready to jump from his car his head was caught between the rolling door and the door frame and badly cut.- His injuries were dressed at the Santa Fe hospital in this city. A number of the passengers were shaken up and bruised by the shock of the collision, but none injured so se verely as to necessitate their leaving the train. Mr. E D. Kenna, general solicitor of the Santa Fe, occupied a special car on the rear of the second section, and was in bed when the col lision occurred. None of the cars in the two' trains, or either of the engines were damaged to any extent. A number of drawheads were broken, but these were temporar ily repaired and the trains proceeded to Topeka. The collision delayed the trains but 40 minutes at Burlingame. Train No. 2 is due to arrive in this city at 4:45 a. m.. It was over two hours late this morning and was run ning in two sections on account of un usually heavy traffic. Both trains were running at a high rate of speed In the attempt to make up time. Train No. 2 is a through train and does not usually stop at Burlingame. This morning, however, the first sec tion carried passengers returning from California who reside at Burlingame, and when . near ing Burlingame station the conductor signalled the engineer to stop. Hardly had the train started after allowing the passengers to alight when the second section dashed around the curve and crashed into the rear car. The first section was in charge of Conductor McKay and Engineer Mc Keon, and the second section in charge of Conductor Peterson and Engineer Jones. Both engineers saw the opposite trains, and while Engineer .Jones was endeavoring to stop his train, Engi neer McKeon was doing all in his pow er to get out of the way. By the first section moving away the force 'of the collision was considerably broken. None of the trainmen were injured to any extent. The fireman on the en gine of the second section jumped be fore the trains came together and es caped with a few bruises. G. H. Edgeworth, the postal clerk, who was severely injured, was an eye witness of the collision, as he was looking out of the mail car door at the time He said: "The track curves in a very mean way at Burlingame station, and the en gineer of the second section was unable to see the first section until he was al most upon it. It is also a bad piece of track to'start an engine with a heavy train on, and for this reason the en gineer of our train was unable to get out of the way. The trains were be hind time and were making fast time and while they were at a safe distance while both were moving, the time lost in coming to a full stop and letting the passengers off was sufficient to bring them together. It is something unusual for No. 2 to stop at Burling ame, and the engineer on the second section was of course not expecting it." The affair will be investigated by Di vision Superintendent McClellan. ON A PECAN TREE. The Body of a Negro Murderar is Ssen From the Annie Laurie. "Vlcksburg, Miss., Aug. 9.John Gordon, alias Lewis Nelson, the negro who mur dered Wm. Allen at Brunswick, on July 15, by clubbing him with a gun barrel and who was captured in Louisiana yester day was hanged by lynchers some time last night. No inquest has been held so far and details cannot be had. Gordon killed Allen, a much respected white citizen, in a very treacherous man ner. He was captured by three negroes, while engage in a game of craps, after a desperate struggle. - He was brought to Brunswick last evening and when " the steamer Annie Laurie passed there this morning at 3 o'clock his body was seen dangling from a pecan tree. BANKRUPTCY. Total Spanish Revenue Scarcely - Eqnals Interest Charges. London, Aug. 9. The foreign office report dealing with Spanish finance was issued Sunday, giving approxi mately for the first time the total Span ish debt. This, including Cuba, amounts to no less than $1,765,000,00. in gold, with a charge for interest of $70, 000,000. - Beyond this is $19,000,000 inter est for liabilities on operations in Cuba, which means 25 per cent additional to the debt. This, of course, means ut ter bankruptcy to a country whose in come is $150,000,000. ThrougH Train to Buffalo Will leave Kansas City, August 21, 1897, at 6:20 p. m. via Santa Fe Route. This train will haul the through Pullman palace and tourist sleepers and free chair cars carrying the Women's Relief Corps and the Ladies of the G. A. R. from Kansas points. Nearest Santa Fe agent will tell you when train will leave stations and Junctions la Kansas. MADMMU.00SE. William Maddox, the Muscular Young Farmer of Valencia, Jumps From a Bnggy While ' DriTing Through Seabrook. ' HE WAS BEING TAKEN To the Asylum From W hich He Was Released A Few Months Ago as "Cured' Said to be Violent. William Maddox, the man who about two months ago disappeared from Val encia and whom it was thought had been murdered or drowned, is running at large in th" vicinity of Seabrook west of the city, a raving maniac. At the time he was supposed to be drowned and the river was dragged for his body he was away somewhere- and returned a few days afterward with his mind unbalanced. He claimed that he had been set upon by a gang of thug3 and nearly killed. He was strapped to a cot and brought to Topeka where he was tried in probate court and found to be insane. He was taken to the To peka Insane asylum and in a few days therefter his reason returned and he was released as sane. He returned to his home near Valencia and has since attended to his business as if nothing had happened. Yesterday he went crazy again. A neighbor was delegated to bring hiro to Topeka where he would be turned over to the authorities and taken to the in sane asylum. It was thought that Maddox would go quiely with the neighbor and would not suspect the purpose. But the maniac seems to have been shrewd enough to under stand. As the two were riding through Sea brook addition last night about twelve o'clock one mile west of Washburn col lege, Maddox sprang from the buggy and declared that he intended to steal some apples. The neighbor called to Maddox but he ran swiftly through an orchard and disappeared. He was pur sued but search failed to find him and Sheriff Kepley was notified. The sher iff's force has been looking for Maddox in the country west of the city, but has not as yet captured him. He is vio lently insane and threatens to harm the people who oppose him in any way. He is a -medium sized man of strong build and would make a desperate struggle if cornered. He is about 27 years of age and-has a -wife and family. HELP OUT OUR TEAM. Benefit 'Game for Purchasing ' XThi' forms for Topeka Ball Players. . Topeka people will be given an oppor tunity next Thursday to demonstrate whether they believe this city is wide awake enough to support a base ball team. On that occasion the Topeka and Abilene teams will p!a a benefit game and the management of the home team ex pects to be able to buy a full set of uni forms with the proceeds. The team is now playing with a motley set of uniforms ranging from Guy Mc Fadden's old St. Louis Brown suit to Cochran's crimson one which he used -somewhere once upon a time. No team could play good ball in such dilapidated faded unuorms. some of them showing all the colors of the rainbow. Our boys are made fun of wherever they go on account of their shabby clothes. This is a mighty bad advertisement for Topeka. Several patriotic gentlemen who believe Topeka should be represented on the base ball diamond have supported the team. They include E. L. Copeland of the Santa Fe, Wallace Rynerson, J. F. Myers and others.' They have struggled against odds and have put up the frequent deficits out of their own pockets. They do not expect to make any money but would like to see the team at least pay expenses. If it were not for the poor suppert given it would not be necessary to play a benefit game to get uniforms. But the people now have an opportunity to re deem themselves and they should not neg lect the opportunity. Ball players say that better crowds turn out at Abilene, Junction City and Emporia than are seen at Topeka. The "knocker" needs to be squelched. If the games were properly patronized the team could be greatly im proved. BOTTOM FELL OUT Of a Cloud at Lamed Sunday Horn, ing Four Inches of Water. Larned, Kan., jf ug. 9. A terrific thunder storm broke over this city at an early hour Sunday morning, contin uing until daybreak. People were driv en panic-stricken from their beds and sought refuge in their cellars. The heavens were a constant sheet of flame, which, with the violent peals of thun der and a downpour of rain that almost amounted to a cloudburst, caused many people to spend a night of terror. Four inches of water fell here in less than three hours and reports by wire indi cate that the rain was general, but not so heavy, "throughout the southwestern portion of the state. With the evception of several farm animals killed by light ning the storm did no damage in this vicinity. FOSTER VISITS M'KINLEV. After a Long Private Talk He Leaves for Washington. Plattsburg, N. T., Aug. 9. The twenty first Infantry gave a dress parade and were reviewed by the presidential party to day. After the parade the president and Mrs. McKinle, Vice President and Mrs. Hobart, Secretary of War and Mrs. Alger, President's Secretary and Mrs. Porter, Whitelaw Reid and wife and Warner Mil. ler, left for Burlington, Vt., on the Wash ita, where they will be received by ex Governor Woodbury. John W. Foster returned on Friday from his special mission to European countries on the seal question and reached this city early in the day and afterwards was ad mitted to President MeKinley's apart ments. There he remained for about two hours with the president, vice president and secretary of war. He left at noon for Washington.