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TWO CENTS. MO. cAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 13. 1897. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. ffir su,u m li si M 5 j it ;a : i v i:; t! V li VI I 1 I- "STICKSJO FALL Jiew York Union PrintersAbout to Strike To Enforce Granting of an Eight Hour Day. TIIKEE THOUSAND MEN Are Ready to Quit Work To morrow 'ight. Employers Are Organized For a Long, Hard Fight. Kew Tork, Dee. 13. It is probable that within 48 hours the 3.000 printers employed in the 162 book and job printing- offices of this city will be idle the result of a strike. Typographical union No. 6 has taken the first step. The union men in spec ial session have decided to give the 'loss" printers until Tuesday night to accede to the demand for a nine hour day. If by that time ttae demand re mains unrecognized, the print3 will Etrike. The union has agreed to levy a 4 per cent campaign tax upon every dollar earned by the total union mem lership of 5.000, to be used as a fund to support the strike. A month ago Typographical ITnion No. 6 requested the proprietors of book and job oflices to meet the wishes of their employes and fix upon nine hours as a working day. Prior to this th printers of this country and Can ada had. by a two-thirds vote, declar ed for the same principle and had au thorized the International Union, to force the issue. The employers were duly notified, but they seemingly ignored the matter. Then the Typothetae held a meeting, and, according to the report given out by one of its members, a resolution nas passed declining to make nine hours a working day and subscribing J..Cu-0 as a "defense fund" with which to tight any attempt to enforce the de mand. All the union book and job printers of the United States and Canada are watching the struggle. If the New Turk printers win. their brethren elsewhere will probably insist on the new time schedule. MORNING HoTdUP. II. A. Fiske Going to His Work Terribly IJeateu hy a Footpad. IT. A. Fiske reported to the dispensary this morning to have an ugly cut on his face attended to. Fiske was on his way to work this morning as usual, and as he was nearing the shops he was set upon by a footpad. The footpad struck him with a pair of brass "knucks." but did not knock him down. Fiske tried to close with his an tagonist and when he did so the un known man broke away and escaped. The shopman's face was badly cut and bleeding profusely. He stopped the flow of blood with his handkerchief and made bis way to the hospital, where his wound was dressed by Dr. Eegleston. Fiske said he never saw the man before, but that he could probably identify him. He was a white man. but beyond this Fiske gave no description. Fiske lives at l-ir. Kansas avenue and hns been in the employ of the Santa Fe several years as a blacksmith. 3I0VE AGAINST SCALPERS. A Lobby of New Yorksra Will Go to "Washington. New Tork, Dec. 13. About a dozen merchants, a number of railroad offi cials and committees representing the various associations of ticket brokers in the city are to appear before the railroad committee of the house in Washington. December 17, at the hear ing on the bill to prevent the sale of tickets by the brokers not regularly ap pointed agents cf a railroad. The merchants who are to appear be fore the committee are members of the merchants' association who were influ ential in securing the New York state law. The railroad men backed by the merchants' association and the promi nent business men of the city are de termined to have the bill passed, if pos sible. They have taken the question to congTess, because the state law has been proved a failure, owing to its lim ited scope and because there is a ques tion as to its constitutionality. FEAT OF HANS FHOIOIER. Kai3ss a Fair of 8 Found Dumbbells 14,000 Times in 105 Minutes. New Tork. Dec. 13. Hans Frohmer, "culled" a pair of eight pound dumb bells 14.000 times in one hour and forty five minutes. The feat was performed Sunday af ternoon at the Physical Culture acad emy at 106 Westworth street. At exactly 3:30 o'clock Frohmer grot the word and started off at a speedy clip. He reeled off 100 in 35 seconds and completed his first 1.000 in six min utes, which he equaled on his tenth thousand, but the others ranged from feven to nine minutes. He completed his eighth thousand in 59 minutes and finished 12,000 in one hour and thirty minutes. Then it was proposed that Frohmer Btop there, but the athlete insisted on continuing to the end and executed the fourteen thousandth "curl" at 5:15, or just one hour and forty-five minutes from the time he started. In order to show that the exertion had not affected him unpleasantly Frohmer proceeded to toss some heavy weights about in an extremely free and easy manner. URANIUM IX COLORADO. Metal Found Worth $1,500 Per Ton. Denver. Dec. 13. Uranium has been discovered near Black Hawk. Col. The mineral is worth $1,500 per ton and the agents of a French syndicate have an nounced that they will buy all that can be produced as it is much desired by the French government for hardening and solidifying gun metal and armor plate. ALTON'S SC.. OL FIGHT. It Has Been Taiau to the Supreme Court of Illinois. Alton, 111., Dec. 13. The Alton public school color line fight will be trans ferred to Springfield. Mayor Henry Brueggeman, City Councillor H. S. Ba ker and Attorney J. F. McGinnis. will go there today to file in the state su preme court the final answer of this city to the petition of the colored citi zens, Palmer and Brenholt, for a writ of mandamus to compel th3 admission of colored children indiscriminately to all public schools in the city. It will be argued that the points set forth in the petition are all null and void: that the city, in providing new, conveniently located and perfectly equipped school houses and assigning the colored pupils thereto, has acted clearly within the law, and has not only not discriminated against the colored children, but acted for their best mor al and intellectual advancement. This will be the line of defense. Meantime, the fight here, while it has ceased to be aggressive, is on as severe ly as ever. No colored chiid is allowed to enter any other than th new schools assigned to them, and while the attendance in the latter has slightly in creased the colored people jgenerally have persisted in their policy of keeping the children at )iome rather than to submit to the dictation of the board of education. FIGHT IN THE SNOW. Deputy Sheriff Sheehan and a Crazy Man Hare an Ex citing Time. Deputy Sheriff Larry Sheehan had an exciting struggle with a maniac this forenoon, and If Turnkey Mc Knight had not come to his assistance he might have been severely dealt with. A colored man named Theodore Kd wards was tried in the probate court and found insane. He was in charge of Deputy Sheehan and appeared quiet enough in the court room, but when the deputy started back to jail with him, he was not so peaceably inclined Just in front of the jail he attempted to break away from Deputy Sheehan. The officer seized him, and in a mo ment the two men were rolling in the snow. They finally struggled to their feet, when the insane man again at tacked the deputy, and again the men went down in the snow by the side walk. Turnkey McKnight heard the noise and ran out to find Deputy Sheehan and his prisoner engaged in a hand to hand encounter in the snow. He took a hand, and the two men finally suc ceeded in overpowering Edwards. Two or three men came running up by this time and Edwards ivs- lifted up and carried into the jail, whe?e he was locked in a steel cage. After being locked up he offered no further resist ance. . Edwards attacked Jailer Leech and Turnkey McKnight last night, and it was with great difficulty that they suc ceeded in overpowering him. His In sanity is the result of business troubles His little farm north of Topeka has been sold for taxes, and that so preyed upon him that his mind became unbal anced. CO0K-KEPLEY CONTEST. Attorney Now Arguing Over the So Called Legal Ballots. The completed count in the Kepley Cook contest shows the following re sults: Straight ballots counted for Cook.. 4, 747 Straight ballots counted for Kep ley 4,420 Majority for Cook on straight bal lots 327 Ballots objected to by Cook's attor neys (not counted) 3S3 Ballots objected to by Kepley's at torneys (not counted) 152 Defective ballots claimed by Kep- ley, (not counted) 51 Defective ballots claimed by Cook and not counted 19 Allowing all the defective and "ob jected to" ballots to both sides the count still shows that Cook has a ma jority of 162. The question now is how many of tha ballots that have been thrown out will be counted and upon that point the at torneys are making their arguments this afternoon. The figures given above do not include the vote of Rossville township or the fourth precinct of the Second ward objected to by Cook's at torneys nor the vote of Oakland object ed to by Kepley's attorneys for mis takes of the judges. Sheriff Kepley's attorneys say that the question now is how many of the ballots thrown out are illegal. If they' can sustain the legality of the Kepley ballots thrown out or objected to and Mr. Cook would fail to do as well with the ballots objected to by Sheriff Kep ley's attorneys the result might be in Kepley's favor. These are questions that will be submitted to the contest court and no one can tell what the re sult will be. (S. C. Clemens has made a discovery which may materially affect the contest for sheriff and it may go farther and invalidate all the elections held last fall, he says. It may be that Mr. Clemens is about to perpetrate a joke on the Cook adherents for he says that he does not intend to use the discovery "now." The "discovery" is the fact that the late election law. is invalid and that therefore all elections held under it are invalid. As but one election has been held since it was passed it would apply only to that. It is evident from a Klance that there is something wrong with the law but what effect it will have upon the election held under it is undoubtedly a more serious question. The defect in the law is that the act it self and the title do not correspond. The title provides for the amendment of chapter 78 of the laws of 1S93 but the act itself says nothing about amending any law. It is a new law entirely. LUETGE RT'S NEW DE FEN S E Either tho Body Must be Produced or the Kurder Proved. Chicago, Dec. 13. Attorneys Harmon and Kiese. in their defense of A. L. Luetgert, have decided to base a strong fight on the point of the corpus delicit. They have been making a special study of the law covering this point. They will contend for the principle of common law enunciated years and years ago by Lord Hale, that a man cannot be convicted where the corpus delicti and the offense are both proved by circumstantial evidence. Either the body must be produced or the murder proved to have been committed, and proved by direct testimony. EVERYJV10NTH. Got. Leedy Issues a Peremptory Order Today Requiring All State Appointees to Make Reports OF ALL THEIR AFFAIltS To the Chief Executive Every Thirty Days. This is in Accordance With the Lavr. Governor Leedy tomorrow will trans mit to the various state officials ap pointed by him, the grain and oil in spectors, bank commissioner, superin tendent of insurance and others a let ter asking them to file with the state auditor, in conformity with paragraph. 6SS3 of the general statutes on or before the fifteenth of each month, a detailed, sworn statement of all fees and monies collected and disbursed by them. Although this law has been on the statute books since 1S8D, Governor Lee dy is the first executive who has made any effort to secure its enforcement. ' Had the Republican attorney general who was trying to oust John Breiden thal been aware of the existence of such a law, he might have been suc cessful in the effort to create a vacancy for the benefit of a Republican. Governor Leedy determined, during the controversy concerning the failure of State Oil Inspector Wharton to make monthly reports, to go to the bottom of the matter and he sent the following letter to the attorney general: "A law passed in 1877 says that cer tain officers there in named and all others who receive and disburse money for the state are to make monthly re ports to the state auditor . Since that time laws have been made creating new offices such as oil inspector, insurance commissioner, bank commissioner, and grain inspector, each appearing to have an enactment of its own with regard to the method in which the respective offices so created shall report. I would be glad if you would let me know to what officials, in your judgment, the law originally made refers and which of them are governed by statutes since created with special reference to the given officers." Mr. Boyle today sent a lengthy opin ion to the governor in which he holds that all state officers, elective or ap pointive, who receive and distribute moneys, must make such monthly re ports. This includes the secretary of state, auditor, oil inspector, grain in spector and superintendent of insur ance. The bank commissioner, it is held, must make quarterly reports now, but should have made ninthly reports prior to the enactment of the new banking law last winter. Secretary Bush and TV. E. Culver, state grain inspector, are the only of ficials who have been complying with the law. All others, if they do not com ply with the law, will be called before the governor to explain. Oil Inspector Wharton and Bank Commissioner Breidenthal will also be expected to file their formerly neg lected statements with the auditor. No other state administration has had the courage to demand these re ports, although the law contemplates that all officers handling money shall be held to a strict accountability. BECOMING A BLIZZARD. Wind Increasing and Storm Grows Worse in Western Kansas. Dispatches this afternoon from the western counties state that the snow storm is rapidly becoming a blizzard. The wind is rising and the weather becoming much colder. A special from Lincoln Center, Kan., says a heavy blizzard is raging. It be gan 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, in creasing in fury with each hour. The snow fall is about three inches. The blizzard is hard on cattle. Snow has been falling all night and a larga part of today in Topeka and vi cinityr but much of it melts as soon as it falls. NO WATER AT FORT SCOTT. City Can Find No'Engineers Capable of Operating the Pump. Fort Scott. Dec. 13. Not a drop of water has been served to the consum ers of this city since Mayor Hesser took charge of the waterworks Saturday evening. Employes of the water com pany refuse to work for the city and no engineer can le found who can operate the pumps. The city authorities accuse the company's engineer of having"spik ed" the pumps. The superintendent of the works has served notice on the city that the safe ty of the pumping station is in danger because of the incompetency of the men who are attempting to run it. Ho tels, factories and consumers generally are compelled to obtain water from pri vate sources, which are insufficient to supply the needs. The trouble grows out of the city forcing the water com pany to sell its plant. WINTER CYCLO N E. It Turns Over Seven Houses an d Wrecks a Vessel. Tew Orleans. La., Dec. 13. A small cyclone visited Point La Hache, 45 miles below New Orleans this morning. Seven houses were capsized and a lug ger was wrecked and one man lost his life. PLUNGED 125 FEET. Bridge Jumper Leaps Into ths Miss issippi at Memphis. Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 13. Kearney Parson Speedy, professional diver and athlete, leaped from the railing of the big cantilever bridge between this city and West Memphis, into the Mississip pi river, a distance of 125 feet, swam to a waiting skiff and was rowed ashore uninjured, at 2:30 o'clock yesterday af ternoon. The feat was witnessed by a crowd of 2,000 people. STAMPEDE FROM DAWSON. More Than 1.00O Men Are Reported to be on tho Way Out. Victoria, B. C.,Dec.l3. By the steam er Topeka, from Dyea, news is received that more than a thousand ill-provisioned men stampeded from Dawson during the latter part of October and impelled by the haunting fear of fam ine, are now madly forcing their way over the mountains. Auk, the Indian mail carrier, who brings this report, left the Yukon capi tal fully ten days after the Dalton par ty. He says that the vanguard of the terror stricken army is following less than a week behind him. Auk declares that fully 25 per cent of the stampeding army will never live to recite the ter rors of their flight from the north. The river steamers Bella and Weare, it now appears, did not land more than 100 tons of provisions on their arrival in Dawson in the early part of October, owing to their having been held up at Circle City. The only bright view of the situation is that the crossing of the pass above Dyea and Skaguaj has lately been greatly improved and within a month will be in excellent condition. Dyea parties headed by George F. Ulmer, propose to go to the relief of 1 the hungry at Dawson.They will make the L nlted fatates government, an offer to deliver 50,000 pounds of provisions within 50 days after the time of start ing for Dawson, for the sum of $75,000. They already have 5,000 pounds of pro visions cached at Lake Bennett, which they will take in over the Chilkoot pass this winter. Ulmer will go south by the next steamer to lay his proposition be fore the secretary of war by wire. It is stated that material for the pro posed railroad over Taku pass has al ready been shipped from the east. POUNDED AND HOBBED John Bogard Attacked in a Resort Known as Molly's Place. John Bogard, a teamster who lives at Kansas City, Kan., was beaten and robbed Saturday morning in a house on Monroe street between Third and Fourth streets. He immediately re ported the case to the police depart ment. Early this morning W. Daily, a plumber, and Charles Smith, a brake man, were arrested by the police, charged with being the guilty parties. Saturday Bogard walked up Monroe street in search of a certain house. W. Daily met him and volunteered to take him to it. The two entered the resort, which is known as "Molly's Place." Charles Smith, who is a cousin of Bogard, was inside. Bogard says: "Daily and I were in one room and Smith was in the other. I gave one of the girls a push, and as I did so Daily ran his hand into my pocket and took my pocketbook. As soon as I discover ed it I said: 'Daily, give me my pock etbook.' He said: 'I haven't got your pocketbook, you .' Then he hauled off and hit me in the face. He struck me three times, and he must have had some iron thing in his hand, for he cut my face on both sides of my. nose and loosened several teeth. When I got my senses again, I told the police about it. Daily was the one who rob bed me. Since that he tried to compro mise the case with me. My pocket book had $26 in cash and a railroad check payable December 17. He of fered to give me $20, but I wouldn't ac cept anything of the kind. I sold my team at Kansas City and was going west. Smith didn't have anything to do with robbing me. He is my cousin. He was in the next room, though, when Daily knocked me -down, and he was arrested along with Daily." This morning at 2:40 o'clock Daily was arrested at the Holliday house, while Smith was found at the resort on Monroe street. Today Smith -was re leased. Daily will be turned over to the state for trial on the charge of robbery. He has been working at his trade in Topeka for several months. The resort at which the trouble occur red is a notorious one. there having been many attempts made at robbery, some of which were successful. At this place both white and colored dis orderly women stay. A JOURNAL CAlilUEH SHOT. The Death of Bud Chase, Through a Sad Accident While Hunt ing Rabbits. Bud Chase, son of Charles F. Chase, who lives a half mile south from Bell view, while hunting last Saturday aft ernoon in company with his brother Johnnie and Herbert Hughes, a neigh bor's son, lost his life. While the other boys were cutting alders in a thicket 75 feet away, he climbed the bank of Deer creek to look for a rabbit. A large tree grows near the top of the bank, with a network of roots that have been bared by the action of the stream. It is thought that as he stepped upon this he slipped and, in falling, struck the hammer of his shotgun upon one of these roots. The heavy charge entered his forehead a little above the center between the eyes and came out high up on the opposite side. As he rolled to the bottom of the ravine his terror stricken companions sprang to the spot, only to find him already dead. While the little brother watched the body the other boy dashed to the Chase home a mile and a half away and an nounced the dreadful news. The terri fied parents hastening to the place, be held a scene too shocking to be de scribed. With the aid of a neighbor, who came with a one-horse wagon, they lifted the lifeless form and bore it home. The funeral that was held at the Bell view school house this afternoon was largely attended by his sorrowing friends and was an occasion that will not soon be forgotten. The remains were interred in Topeka cemetery. Bud had been a carrier of the Jour nal, was a manly, helpful, noble boy, 15 years of a-ge, and was held in the high est esteem of all who knew him. A LAW AND ORDER DEFEAT Judge Hazia Refuses to Grant an In junction Against John Branner. Judge Hazen today refused to enjoin John Branner from renting his building for the use of a joint. This is the one case ) which the temperance committee succeeded in getting a favorable verdict. The jury found that Branner had knowl edge that liquor was being sold in his building.but found that another man than the one charged was the keeper of the place. Judge Hazen held that the keeper was a necessary party to the suit and that therefore he would p-ive a judgment for Mr. Branner. The temperance commit tee made a special effort in this case. They say that if they can enjoin the own ers of buildings in which joints are situ ated, they have a weapon with they can drive the joints out of business, but it ap pears that even this has failed. HE CETSjBI 0,000 Knights of Maccabees Must Pay a Large Sum To Lenna Winslow Whose Kid ney They Dislocated In Initiating Him at Kansas City Some Time Ago. SOMEONE PUSHED HIM In the Midst of the Tomfoolery and He Fell. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 13. Lenna Winslow, who sued the Knights of Mac cabees for $25,000 for dislocating one of his kidneys while Initiating him into the local order four years ago, has been awarded $10,000 by a jury in Judge Gates' division of the circuit court. The story of how Winslow joined the Knights of the Maccabees at the Fifth Street opera house in Kansas City, Kan., four years ago, has been appar ently told under oath in open court, and the public has a right to its burning curiosity no longer. Mr. Winslow is a butcher by trade. He owned a shop on Minnesota avenue. He was healthy then and it was with a light heart and a faithful kidney that he went one night to be initiated into the "tent" of the Maccabees. He was greeted joyfully then he now believes maliciously at the door of the ante room by the outer guard and taken into an inner room, where were the waiting members and officers of the lodge in long, black, red and white robes and masks. He had been through the physical examination and passed suc cessfully, but two members took . him outside again and put him through another one. He was then brought in and required to take the oath never to divulge the secrets of the order. "You are now about to pass through the three years' warfare," said a voice; "it is full of dangers and you must be physically and mentally capable of withstanding its hardships." Winslow was blindfolded and given a heavy pack to carry on his back for the journey. Here he was challenged. "It-appears," said a voice, "that the stranger has been guilty of gross mis representation, that he might join our order. He has represented himself to be younger than he really is, in order to obtain a lower rate of insurance; his age, weight and height are not what he has sworn them to be in his written ap plication, which ,we have here. I find on examination that his pulse is irreg ular, and that his lungs and heart are affected." "I lind upon inquiry," said another voice, "that his moral character is far from that which a true Knight .of the Maccabees should be. He has misrep resented his moral conduct." Lenna began to be afraid he was go ing to be blackballed. Another voice spoke: "From the indisputable evidence at hand it seems the candidate is totally unfit to be one of us. In his application he has been guilty of deception, fraud and gross misrepresentation." A former voice spoke again. "I find," it said, "that the stranger is in a very bad condition and likely to die at any time. Many of his muscles are totally ossified; he has a double and conflicting pulse, and the valves of his heart are rusty ana out of repair. "His lung are not mates, his left one refusing to act in harmony with his right one." "No punishment can be too severe for such base conduct," said the big voice, which seemed to be in charge, "away w-ith him and let him be severe ly dealt with." Rough hands seized Lenna and hur ried him to the door, amid angry cries of "Away with him! Away with him!" by the members. But just as they reached the door a voice commanded them to halt. "Perhaps we have been too hasty," it said, and Lenna was taken back, made to breath up and down, sideways and diagonally, perform various calisthe nics with arms and legs and finally blow through a noiseless tin horn, call ed a lung tester. All this was the preliminary work in detail as laid down in the official ritual. Then he was pronounced all right and told to prepare for the "first year's warfare." It has been supposed by the general public that candidates for initiation to secret lodges are disrobed. Lenna re tained the majority of his garments. The first part of the journey was the "crossing of the bridge." The "bridge" was only a narrow plank. with each end on a soap box. He couldn't have fallen more than a foot, but Lenna, being blindfolded, did not know that. "Steady your nerves," said the lieu tenant commander. "You are about to cross a narrow and frail bridge high above a deep stream. A terrible storm approaches. Be careful or your next step may be your last." Lenna balanced himself along the sagging board with arms outstretched. There was a sound of falling water and of hissing wind which he thought must be the storm coming for he could feel the wind. But it was only the mem bers pouring water from one pail into another and pumping a hand bellows in Lenna's face. Then Lenna stepped to the floor again. "The bridge has been safely passed," said the voice, "and all retreat is cut off. "We are in the enemy's country. Ah, I see them coming now armed and ready for battle. We must be quick and hide or we shall be captured. Get down on your hands and knees and crawl into this cave till they have passed. Keep your head down so it will not strike the rocks. Be careful that your hands do not come in contact with the snakes, lizards and other deadly reptiles that infest this cave." Lenna was undecided whether to stay and fight it out or take his chances with the snakes. He chose the hitter and crouching crawled on the floor. A strip of oilcloth covered with a wet cloth to represent the damp Moor of a cave was spread in front of him. He could hear the enemy approach, and the clank and clash of spears, and just then he put his hand on a cold, wet rubber snake, and he yelled. An other coiled itself about his neck and closed its jaws on his chin, and he yelled again and tore it loose. Damp rubber snakes crawled over his hands while the members hissed in his ears. Lenna wanted to go home, but he couldn't back out now. The "second year's warfare" began at the foot of a "rugged mountain," a voice told Lenna, and he was made to run around the room, falling over rocks, which were bags filled with sawdust, until he was sore and mad. He was marched up an incline which was really a plank which led from the floor to a table and here he was halted while the com mander addressed him. "You are now on the brink of a deep and yawning cavern," said the voice. "You must cross it or you cannot reach the camp of the Maccabees, which lies beyond the mountains. One misstep or mistake will send you to death, or the rocks below. A rope hangs from above. Take it and jump, letting your self down hand over hand till you reach the bottom. Pull the rope twice and we will know you are safe. Jump." This was where Lenna made his un fortunate error. He had had enough of snakes and rocks and river3, and didn't propose to do any bridge jump ing act down the side of a mountain, though he had never heard of any moun tains in Kansas City, Kan., before. So he refused to jump, and, as the ri tual said it was all right, somebody pushed him. As Lenna fell he bumped one of his kidneys on the edge of the table, and that is what formed the basis of the suit for damages. NOLAN IS FOUND. Escaped Lunatic From the Asy lum Turns Up at Buffalo, N.Y. James T. Nolan, who escaped from the Topeka asylum October S, appeared at the home of relatives at BufTalo, N. Y., a few days ago, probably the worst spec tacle ever seen in that city. His clothing was a mass of rags, covered with grime: his hair dishevelled, hanging in tangles over his eyes: hat rim gone; lace unshav ed: shoes worn out and torn; his counte nance the picture of misery and depriva tion. These unmistakable evidences of hard ships bore witness to the struggle the un fortunate man had undergone to reach the home of friends. He is now at the home of his aunt. Mrs. J. W. Keough, on Myrtle avenue in Buffalo, where his mother's relatives also reside. The Nolan case is but another -sad pic ture of a man who seemed destined for a happier destiny than dragging out the days of a miserable existence in an Insane asylum. He went to Ellis, Kan., when he was 8 years old, 24 years ago. At the age of 21 he was married to Miss Stont of Havs City. He taught school 14 years. He was appointed as a cadet to West Point by Congressman Hanbaek and passed a first class examination, except in gram mar. Failing to go to West Point, he took up the study of law during the time bo was teaching school, and was afterwards ad mitted to the bar by Judge S. A. Osborn, who complimented Nolan in open court and commended him for the excellent ex amination he had passed. Some time ago Nolan went insane. He became convinced that a mob was after him to avenge some crime he had com mitted. He was not violent, but melan choly. He was sent to the asylum, but escaped. When be disappeared an effort was made to rind him. but the authorities were unsuccessful and the stipt-riiitend-nt sent Nolan's clothing and other belong ings home., giving up the-search. Mrs. Nolan then came to Topeka and of Gov ernor Leedy demanded an investigation for the purpose of ascertaining why her husband had not been watched more closely. Nolan's arrival at Buffalo clears up the mystery of his disappearance. CABINET WILL C031E. All the Churches Will ba Represent ed at Mrs. McKinley's Funeral Canton, Dec. 13. Information is definite that all the members of the cabinet with the exception of Secretary Gage will be present at the funeral of Mrs. McKinley, which will take place at 1 o'clock tomor row. Vice President Hobart has just announced that he cannot come. The of ficials from Washington will reach Canton on Tuesday. The indications now are that the funeral will be the largest ever held in Canton. Business will be practically suspended in the city. All the churches will be rep resented at the services and distinguished men will be present from all parts of the country. Rev. Dr. Manchester, pastor of Mrs. Mc Kinley's church, will make a very brief address, in order to permit the pastors of other churches to express a sentiment. FIRST UUILT IN IOWA. Christian Scientists Erect a $6,000 Church at Sioux City. Sioux City, la.. Dec. 3. Sioux City Christian Scientists thrice dedicated a new church Sunday, the first of that faith ever built In Iowa. It cost $6.0c0. all of which was fully paid when the trustees accepted the building from the contract ors. Though a frame building, with a seat ing capacity of less than 1,000. it is one of the prettiest bits of ecclesiastic archi tecture in the city. The local pastor. Miss Clara Shepard, conducted the initial services. Visitors from this and adjoining states were nu merous. WILL EXAMINE HERE. Webb WcNaU Says, Ha Will Examine the Travelers1 Kansas Holdings. Webb McNall said today: "The real estate holdings of the Trav elers' Insurance company, according to its annual report on file in this ofhee, are of the value of the sum of $1,953. 756.09, and of this amount $3fi5,365.12 is located in Kansas. Its report further shows a3 to its real estate mortgages that , it. has $5,377,156.02 in the aggre gate. Of this amount a large propor tion of the same is located in Kan pas. '"On account of Mr. Batterson having placed the records of his office under the control of Mr. Retts, insurance commissioner of Connecticut, so that the Kansas department cannot obtain control of them at this time, this de partment has decided to proceed from this office to make an investigation of their Kansas holdings as to the value of same, both as to real estate holdings and mortgages, direct from this office, having as a criterion the company's sworn annual report on file in this of fice, which is the best evidence as to the value the company has placed up on the same." Scalded at tha Shopi Robert Black, a clerk in the car serv ice department, was carrying a buck et of hot water yesterday, when he stumbled, and in falling, his right fore arm was badly scalded. The injured arm was dressed yesterday at the San ta Fe hospital. Black will be able to use his arm in a. few days. MORE BUSINESS, And Less Buncombe in Police Management Is What Citizens of Topeka are Demanding, Whether Populists or Republi cans, They Do Not WANT MONEY WASTED. Public Sentiment in Favor o Cutting Down Expenses. Police Board Disposed to bo Stubborn. President J. B. Billard, of the board of police commissioners, today received the following letter from Mayor Chas. A. Fellows in regard to the proposed reduction of the police force to conform to the law: Topeka, Kan., Dec. 11. 1S97. Hon. J. B. Billard, President Board of Police Commissioners of the City of Topeka, Topeka, Kan. Dear Sir: Referring to our conversa tion of the 9th inst., in which you ur;je that the mayor and council refrain from insisting that the board of police com missioners comply with the decision of Judge Hazen concerning the police force, I have talked with several of the councilmen. in fact a majority of the members of the city council, and with, many citizens and tax payers, and I am compelled to inform you that the city v. iil insist that your board be required to comply with the law. No other course would be right or just. A viola tion of the law of this state by the po lice commissioners or city officers can not be justified in any possible way. To follow your suggestions and allow the police commissioners to continue their present organization of the police force, without any reduction in number, grade or expense, without a protest oh our part, would, we believe, be a betrayal of the trust reposed in us by the peo ple. As to your suggestion that if the city insisted on the law being complied with, that your board would raise all salar ies to their maximum limit and would endeavor to make the police depart ment cost as much as at present, 1 am confident your conduct will receive and merit the censure and condemnation of the people of this city, and in my judg ment, will not receive the approval of the executive of this state. Your board) ought to be willing to use every effort to reduce the running expenses of the city, and ought not. as a matter of spite, add additional burdens to our tax pay ers. The efficiency of the police lon e will not be impaired by taking off a i'.-A-of the "fringes and plumbs" that it has been decorated with as a mere matter of display. We have tried to reduce the expenses of the city to the lowest possible limit and we expect you, who have control o one of the principal departments. to fol low our example. If you do not, the re sponsibility must rest upon you and the administration you represent. Yours truly, C. A. FELLOWS. Mayor. President Billard will answer the Mayor Fellows letter. At the meeting of the police board held Saturday night, no action was taken in the matter. A discussion was had about it. Mr. Billard said in regard to it: "We talked about at the meeting but no action was taken. We may have a special meeting of the board this week lo consider the question. I received Mayor Fellows' letter only this morn ing. I shall prepare an answer to it. We think that it would be wise not to reduce the force and that is the reason we suggested raising the salary of cer tain officers to the maximum so that with the extra money we could main tain the efficiency." Mr. Billard's answer will contain the suggestions as already made, together with a statement of the needs of tne de partment and a way of rttiching if pos sible, some compromise. It is the opinion of Mayor Fellows and the city council that the police board is making a grand stand play to prevent the reduction of the police force. At a recent conference President Bil lard informed Mayor Fellows that the city would save nothing by ordering the reduction of the force because the law allows the board to raise the sal ary of the police judge to $1,200. He now receives $SoO. He said that there were other instances where salaries might be raised and the city would con sequently have a. crippled force but one just as expensive. Mayor Fellows was stumped by the audacious statement. He did not want to believe that three officers of the city would raise the sal aries of officers in their employ simp ly for spite. There are others besides the city council upon whom the pettiness of the police commissioners would fall, and they are the men. Populists and Republicans, who pay the taxes. It i doubtful if Populist business men will stand extravagance by the Topeka po lice department or any city department The police board does not like to let go of any policemen. They are part of a powerful political machine and they do not want to do anything to destroy the effectiveness of the machine, but of course this does not affect the busi ness men who pay the expenses. There is a scramble to shift the re sponsibility on the council. A POPLLIST FLOPS. Joins the Democrats on Account of Silver. Denver, Dec. 13. Judge Morton S. Bailey. Populist candidate for governor, who was defeated by Alva Adams in 1S!6. has announced his purpose to act in the future with the Democratic par ty. He says that he surrenders none of his principles, but, as the tight is now between free coinage and monome tallism, the Democratic party has the better claims to his support. Major Inmr.n Goes to Salt Lake. Major Henry Inman left Sunday for Salt Lake City, where he will spend two weeks gathering data for his work on "The Salt Lake Trail." Major In man has not yet received any royalties on his book, which is already in the third edition. He says that he intends to buy a little home near Topeka.whera he will spend the rest of his life. "That is all I care for or desire," said he. "I want a little quiet place where I caa settle down and call it home."