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TWO CENTS. WEDXhSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 15, 1897. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. MAT HANEfi Topeka liable to See a Legal Hanging If J. S. Leach is Convicted of Murder IN THE FEDERALCOURT lie Killed Corporal TbomasFen nell With a Rat. Likely to be Hanged in tho County Jail Yard. J. S. Leach was today held by United States Commissioner George W. Clark for murder in the first degree. He will be tried in Topeka next April and if ho is convicted there will be a legal hang ing in Topeka. Leach was a private at Fort Riley and the story of the murder with which lie is charged is revolting in its bru tality. He killed Corporal Thomas Kennell. The evidence is so conclusive that there is little doubt of his convic tion. Judge Clark said after the hear ing that Leach would be held without bail to answer before the federal grand Jury which meets in Topeka on the sec ond Monday in April. District Attor ney Lambert said that he will be tried in Topeka in April. The crime was committed at Fort Riley and consequently Leach must be tried in the federal court. The penalty for murder in the first degree in the United States court is hanging and the only thing that will save Topeka from a legal hanging will be the conviction of Leach of murder in some lower de gree which is not likely. While the I'nited States marshal would have to preside at an execution here it would probably take place in the coun ty jail yard. It has been many years since there has been a legal execution in Topeka or Kansas because the law punishing crime with death is inopera tive. TOM TIRES OF TALK. Says the Stories Abant His Ap pointment Sound Flimsy. Major T. J. Anderson today denied the report that he had tendered his resignation as assistant general pas senger agent of the Rock Island, which appeared in a Kansas City morn ing paper. He said that he had not tendered his resignation and did not in tend to, and that there was absolutely ro ground for the report. "All this talk about me is getting tiresome." said Major Anderson this morning. "I have no more idea of get ting the appointment as governor o? the Soldiers' home or United States marshal than I have of going to heaven in a handbasket after the manner of Klijah, and the nearest I come to such a trip is the fact that both Elijah and I belong to the baldheaded fraternity. I'm not a fixer and consequently not In it. and I don't expect to be struck by any stray bolts of lightning." STERNE IS CONFIDENT. Does Not Belisvo Andarsoa Will b9 Used to Turn Him Down. Senator W. K. Sterne is placidly watching the contest for the office i f United States marshal now going: on In Washington but declines to accept any opinion contrary to the belief that he will secure the position. Being asked today if he had received any information from the national cap ital. Mr. Sterne said: "Not a word. I know nothing about the fight except what I have seen print ed in the various papers, but I believe I will get the place. Everything is encouraging at this time, despite thj fact that a bitter fight is being made against me. I think Senator Baker will stand by his recommendations and if he does that, there can be but one result and that will be my confirma tion upon the recommendation of the president." STAMPING FIU31S COMBINE. St- Louis and New York Companies Unite With Capital. St. Louis, Dec. lr,. Ex-Congressman Frederic G. Nielringhaus, president of the St. Iouis Stamping company re turned today from New York, where he went to make arrangements for the consolidation of the several firms with Ids own. ile arranged with the fol lowing firms, making a consolidated capital said to be about $23.000.0. a: Krickbeiier Tires, of Milwaukee; Ma thai Ingiain & Co.. of Baltimore: Ha berman Mfg. Company, of Xew York; Beliaire Stamping Company, of Harvey, 111.: Ironclad Jlfe Company, of Xew lork. and the Central Stamping Com pany, of Xew York. FLAYED GERMAN AIRS. Ha7tian Population Offended at Ac tion of Gorman Naval Officers. Xew York. Dec. 15. Before the two German school ships left Port Au Prince harbor, says the correspondent of the Herald, there was a ball at the German legation at which the national airs were played and speeches of a patriotic character made. The Haytian population was much enrag-ed by the incident and Havtian g-uards insulted officers of the" war ships as they were returning to their vessels. A fight was narrowly avert ed. GERMANY'S LOTTERIES. The Tax on the Tickets is a Source cf Large Revenue. Berlin. Dec. 15. The magnitude of the profits of Germany's five state lotteries makes the anti-gamblers despair of suc cess in their demands for their suppres sion. The tax on each ticket sold will. In 1ST. bring more than lS.W.OOO marks. The private lotteries add several millions. Prussia makes 10,009,000 marks annually out of the lotteries. WON'T PAY THE PRICE. Union Pacific Doesn't Care About the Kansas Branch Anyhow. Chicago, Dec. 15. The Post's Wash ington special says: A report repre sentative of the Union Pacific reorga nization committee is given as author ity for the statement that the Union Pacific will not buy the Kansas Pacific at the price the government will insist on being paid. Asked if it would be possible for the company to parallel the Kansas Pacific the reply was given that the scheme was practicable, but that the paralleling would be done at a cost less than one-third what it would be required to buy the Kansas Pacific. The additional information was fur nished that it would only be necessary to build three miles of the road from Colby to the Denver Central and that an advantageous contract couid be en tered into with the Missouri Pacific for the use of their tracks and Kansas City terminals. It was very clear from the Bentlerann's conversation that the Un ion P'aciric combination is feeling inde pendent in this matter and that it does not care a great deal who gets the Kan sas Pacific. 13 cities vote. Liquor License the Main Issue iu Massachusetts Elections. Boston, Dec. 15. Municipal elections were held yesterday in 13 cities of the state, thus completing the list with the exception of Boston and Xorth Adams, which do not choose their municipal of ficers until next week. The contests in several instances were sharp over local matters but in many cases strict party lines were ignored in making the nomi nations. Xot one of the 13 cities reversed the license vote of last year, seven of them voting in favor of license and six against. In Cambridge, which for many years was the banner no license city, the no license majority was re duced from 1.SS1 last year to 375. The total vote cast on the license question this year in 30 of the 32 cities was 158, 120, divided as follows: Yeas 81,615; noes 76.505. Last year the same cities cast 159,841 votes, of which 84,076 were yeas and 75,765 noes. ANOTHER FRAUD SHUT OUT Trading Stamps Illegal Merchants Preyed Oa Buyers Deceived. Washington, Dec. 15. The court of appeals in an opinion written by Mr. Justice Shepherd, has affirmed the judgment of the police court in what is known as "the trading stamp case." The opinion of the court, which was an unanimous one, says that, although most shrewdly planned, of the many devices to obtain something for noth ing, the trading stamp enterprise could hardly have become more clearly with in the scope of the statute prohibiting gift enterprises, had it been well known and expressly stated in the contempla tion of congress at the time of its en actment. Further on, the court says: "The Washington Trading Stamp company and its agents are not mer chants engaged in business as that term is commonly understood. They are not dealers in ordinary merchandise engaged in a legitimate attempt to ob tain purchasers for their goods by of fering fair and lawful inducements to trade. Their business is the exploita tion of nothing more or less than a cun ning device. "With no stock in trade but that de vice and the necessary books and stamps and so-called premiums with which to operate it successfully, they have intervened in the legitimate busi ness carried on in the District of Co lumbia between seller and buyer, not for the advantage of either, but to prey on both. They sell nothing to the per son to whom they furnish the premi ums. They pretend simply to act for his benefit and advantage by forcing their stamps on a perhaps unwilling merchant who pays them in cash at the rate of $5 a thousand. There is not a shadow of rational foundation for the stamp company's claim that it confers a benefit upon buyers by procuring for them an actual discount." HANNA IS LIVELY. Says He Will be Found So When He Gets to Washington. Xew York, Dec. 15. Senator Mark A. Hanna today laughed at all reports from Washington that his health would compel him to go to Europe, even if he should be re-elected to the senate. "I am going to Washington and they will find me pretty lively," said Mr. Hanna. "I have been ill for three weeks but I feel much better now." Mr. Hanna spoke confidently of the outlook in Washington. He believes that the tariff will yield sufficient reve nue for the needs of the government. He does not see why legislation allowing national banks to increase their issues in accordance with the suggestion in the president's message cannot be en acted. PUGILISTIC QUIBBLE. Corbett'a Manager Wants No Vera f.cop3 at th.o Ring", Stuart Ios3. Xew York. Dec. 5. Dan Stuart today cullfil on W. A. Brady and asked if he would te willing to sign articles of agree ment on behalf of James J. Corhett lor a finish li.Lrht with Robert Fitzslmmons. the eontest to take place some time next sum mer in Xevad;i. "Of course I'll sipn." said Brady. "It is just what we want to do. I am anxious to fix things up." he said, "but before A fro any further I want it understood that r.o picture machine is to be turned on the titrhters." Iiut if it were not for the veraseope there would he no money in pulling off tho riprht.' replied Stuart. "I don't know about that feature of the case." said Brady, "but I have felt all alonir that the next time Corbt-tt meets Kitzsimmons there must be no sideshow business. We are anxious for another go, and I would like to see you pull it oiT, but thre must not be ?o many grrafrs." "Yell. I want to use the veraseope, so I suppose we cannot talk business," said Stuart. This view of the case was also held by Mr. Brady, so nothing was ac complished. Weather Indications Chicago. Deo. 15. For Kansas: Snow tonight and Thursday, with cold wave and "norther;" winds shifting to brisk suid high northerly. SHAMEFUL ACT. Thirty-four Beautiful Trees in Garfield Park Cut Down for Use as Firewood by the Paramores. Vandalism is Result of Spite aud Hatred BECAUSE OF THE SALE Of a Three-fourths Interest in the Park To Marshall's Band a Few Days Ago. Garfield park is being shorn of the natural beauty it possesses by the work of a vandal. Thirty-four good sized trees in various portions of the park have been cut down and chopped into fire wood, and the appearance of the park has been greatly damaged. This week the three-quarter interest in the park property was purchased by Marshall's band. The band intends making a beautiful park of it and giv ing summer concerts and entertain ments. The public is to have the ben efit of going there for picnics free of charge. The remaining one-fourth in terest in the property is held by G. "W. Paramore, a Paramore heir and son of A. J. Paramore. Mr. Paramore sev eral months ago built a small unpaint ed frame house in the west part of the park, south of the main entrance, and is occupying it. This he claims as his "homestead," and he hopes to ward off legal foreclosure proceedings which will probably be instituted against him soon. On this state of affairs the band officers have decided to ask their legal rights in the matter. The trees in Garfield park are not any too plentiful. Cutting them down at random is not calculated to Im prove the appearance or utility of it. Not over 100 feet east of the Kansas avenue fence the work of destruction has been carried on. Especially in the east part of the park near the water's edge has the vandalism been practiced. In the west half of the park ten good sized trees were cut down. Most of these have been cut very recently, as the wood is not yet discolored by the weather. Around the band stand with in a radius of 100 feet, trees have been taken out wherever two or more stood near. One large tree, two feet in diam eter at the base, which rose majestical ly by the side of the band stand and spread its limbs and branches over the stand in a graceful umbrella shape, has been brought low. Evidently the axe used in this operation was a dull one, and the one who' used it must have been in a great hurry. The stump re maining looks as if a huge animal had gnawed it off. South and west of the stand, and or. a line toward the Paramore house, the heaviest destruction has been dt-'Jie. Clumps of trees in this part were taken out, and only the rough stumps re main to show what once were beauti ful trees. Near the old boat house, northeast of the band stand, an im mense tree was cut down but very re cently. However, all around the house the trees are missing. In the north part huge limbs were trimmed off and cut into fire wood. On the creek bank where trees are most needed and are the prettiest the vandal has gotten in his work of spite. In all, 34 trees, vary ing in diameter from seven inches to two feet, have been cut down. All the wood thus obtained was cut up into fire wood. A large log still lies in the north part of the park which has been used as a chopping block for the fall en trees. Street car conductors say they have seen Mr. Paramore storing away green wood at his shanty. One of them said today: "For the last two or three days Par amore has had a lot of green wood at his back door. It was chopped up for burning." Marshall's band has filed a suit in the district court asking that a receiver be appointed for the park for the purpose of preventing Mr. Paramore from de stroying the trees in the park. The pe tition sets forth that the defendant has destroyed trees there without the per mission of the present owners of a three-fourths interest. One of the band officers said today: "We had to bring suit in order to protect ourselves. We want to make the park a beautiful place. It seems that this man Paramore. for pure spite, has been cutting down trees there and taking the wood to burn. We want our rights in the matter. Paramore will probably lose his interest in the park next spring, and I suppose he wanted to get all he could out of it. It is a shame and a disgrace to do such a thing, for we want to give the people of Topeka a first class park, where they can enjoy our concerts and sum mer entertainments. With trees cut down all over the park, we cannot do it and for this reason we will ask for our legal rights of Judge Hazen." UNDER IVVKINLEY'S CAR. President's Special Kills a Man Near Canton. Pittsburg, Dec. 15. The special trair. bearing President McKinley, Mrs. McKin ley, Abner McKinley, members of the cab inet and a number of friends, passed through Pittsburg early this morning en route from Canton, O., to Washington. Twenty minutes after the train left Can ton last night it struck and instantly killed Louis Moinet, a laborer walking on the track. His head was torn from his body. The president was much disturbed at the distressing accident so soon after the sad ordeal of the day. When the train reached Pittsburg the curtains were all closely drawn and everybody within was asleep. Ballard's Snow Liniment will cure Lame back. Sore Throat, Wounds, Strains, Bruises, Cuts, Old Sores. La dies, it will cure your back-ache. Geo. W. Stansfield. 632 Kan. Ave., and Mil ler's Pharmacy, Cor. Cth and Tcrpeka avenue. NEW YORK PRIMARIES. 20,000 Republican Voter3 Turn Oat in Spite of the Storra. New York, Dec. 15. Republican pri maries were held in the various election districts in this city last night and the returns indicate that something like 20.000 people cast their ballots, notwith standing the storm. In the great majority of assembly districts the regularly nominated tick ets were returned, many of them with out opposition. Very few of the anti-regulars took any part in the primaries. Some con tests occurred, however, between the conservatives and the radical factions of the regular Republican organization - the former favoring conciliation with the Brookfleld faction and against the return of L. E. Quigg to the county committee and the latter favoring Mr. Quigg's re-election. In the sixth assembly district there was a warm contest between the Wag ner adherents and those of James E. Marsh. Although the Wagner delega tion voted against Quigg's election at the last annual meeting of the county committee, it is claimed that faction is now with the organization, and Wag ner won the fight. '. In the same way in the 21st district the" supporters of Quigg won. In the 23d assembly district, however. Justice M. Mayer won a signal victory over Moses K. MeKee. who is recog nized by Mr. Quigg as the caucus mem ber. This district will send an anti Quigg delegation to the county conven tion, i TWO HOMES SOLD. Transfer of Two Handsome Residences in Topeka Today. Ex-Adjutant General John X. Roberts today purchased of - E. W. Benedict the handsome residence at 1024 Van Buren street occupied by . J. Greenwald. lie bought the property for his son-in-law, Herbert Armstrong:,, who is a stenogra pher in the supreme court. The house is a modern one of ten rooms. Mr. Green wald will not move out until May, as he has a lease until that time. The price paid was $;;,4W. Mr. Benedict also; sold the two eiht room houses at 40S and 410 Topeka avenue to Mary D. Hardt, wife of John Hardt of the Peerless Stea.m Laundry. The price paid was $1,500. Both residences will be remodeled at once. CLEVELAND LOST. Bij Steamer Goes Ashore on Vancouver Island. Twenty-two of the Crew Re ported Missing'. San Francisco, Dec. 15. The Mer chants' Exchange ias received a tele gram from Nanaimo, in which the cap tain of the missing steamer Cleveland says that his vessel has been wrecked on the coast of Vancouver island. No other details are given. The Cleveland left here for Seattle about ten days ago. and it is known that she encountered fierce gales. She carried a crew of 30 men and about 12 passengers. The Cleveland was a large iron steamer and has had a ser ies of misfortunes. She is owned by Charles Nelson and was commanded by Capt. C. F. Hall. It is supposed that the steamer's machinery became dis abled and that she was blown out of her course while under sail. The steamer went ashore at Cape Beale, on the west coast of Vancouver island. The following is a list of her officers and crew: C. F. Hall, captain. I. B. Durfee, first mate. L. F. B. Henderson, second mate. H. Melvin, third mate. C. Husar, chief engineer. R. P. O'Neil. assistant engineer. E. Thomas, second assistant engineer. P. Whittbeck. purser. N. Monroe, steward. Walter Davis, cook. W. F. Berkin. assistant cook. G. Elebrok. waiter. Robert Isleister, carpenter. . Firemen James Forn, James Hara han, J. D. Rowley. John Gallagher. Seamen Hendrick Danielson, John Foeter. Peter Marin, Bert Larsen, A. Kolning, J. I-Iensen, Alex Lynch, F. M. McCall, A. Falkner. Passengers W. L. Detrick, Frank Gerthan and about ten others, names unknown. The purser of the ship has arrived at Nanaimo, having gone across the is land. He reports that 22 of the crew are missing. It is supposed that they took to the boats and were blown out to sea. SCHOONER WRECKED. Captain and Fire of the Crew Are Lost. Portland. Me., Dec. 13. The schooner Susan P. Thurlow, bound for Hillsboro, N. B., from New York with a cargo cf plaster rock, went to pieces on Cush ing island about three miles from this city at 8 o'clock last night and the captain and five members of the crew were lost. One sailor managed to reach land and early this morning he inform ed the inhabitants of the wreck. The bodies of the captain and one sailor were recovered this afternoon. The Thurlow was built in Harrington, Me., and hails from New York. JUDGE HORTON'S SOX Will . be Taken to Albuqurqua by Judge Horton for His Health. Judge A. H. Horton left this afternoon for Colorado Springs, where he will meet his son, Albert H. Horton. Jr.. and ac company him to Albuquerque. N. M. For the past eighteen months the young man has been at Colorado Springs for the ben efit of his health. He was one of the To peka young men who was taken ill while at the state un'ersity at Lawrence dur ing the winter of 1S96. when the typhoid and malarial fevers were epidemic. The sickness developed a lung trouble. There has been considerable rough weather at Colorado Springs and it was decided that the climate of New Mexico would be bet ter for Albert Horton. Jr. Accordingly he wil! spend the winter in Albuquerque, and probably return to Topeka during the summer. His health is said to have been benefited by the Colorado climate, and his ultimate recovery is anticipated. A BOY AND HISJiLDERS. Infant of Seven YearsN'onplusses the Supreme Court. Stands a Long Examination in Law. ANSWERS QUESTIONS Promptly, Briefly aud Correctly on Legal Points. Is Admitted to the Bar by the Court. Byron Gilbert, 7 years old, son of Judge W. D. Gilbert of Atchison, today received from the clerk of the supreme court, a certificate of admission to the practice of law before the supreme court of Kansas that 'is, to be valid when he shall come of age. Young Gilbert is therefore the young est doctor of law in the history of the world. His father took him by the hand yes terday afternoon, led him before the supreme court judges in chambers and requested that they should examine him for admission. They all took the proposition as a joke, and Judge Dos ter fired a simple question at him. He answered it so promptly and with such a confident air that the judges opened their eyes wide in astonishment. Then a lot of questions were put to him and he did not miss a single one of them. The little boy has a student's face, surmounted by st crop of black curls, and looks inielligent far beyond his years. His father. Judge Gilbert, has been accustomed to talk with him in legal phraeology until he has imbibed many of the fundamental principles of law. The following are the questions and answers of the examination: "Byron, what is murder?" "Where you kill a person." "What is homicide?" "Where you kill a man." "What is fratricide?" "To kill your brother." "What is matricide?" "Where you kill your mother." "What is patricide?" "Kill your father." "What is uxorcide?" "Kill your wife." "What is infanticide?" -To kill a child." "What is suicide?" "To kill- yourself." "What is arson?" "To burn a house." "What is larceny?" "To steal something." "What is grand larceny?" "To steal big things." "What is petty larceny?" "To steal little things." "What is a court?" "A place where you try cases." "What is burglary?" "To break into a house and steal." "What is felony?" "When a man is sent to the peniten-tirjr.- "What is a misdemeanor?" "When a man is sent to jail." "What is forgery?" "To sign a. man's name to a note and get his money." "Who tries the case?" "The lawyers." - "Where does the judge sit?" "On the bench." "Where does the jury sit?" "In the box." "Can you swear a witness?" "Yes, sir." "Do so." The juvenile candidate raised his right hand and said: "The witness will be sworn, "and then went through the form of administer ing the prescribed oath correctly. The certificate given the boy was as follows: STATE OF KANSAS, SUPREME COURT. To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting: . Know ye that Byron Howse Gilbert of Atchison, 'Kan., now 7 years of age, a citizen of the United States and of the state of Kansas, and who expects to become a regular practicing attor ney and counsellor at law in all the dis trict and inferior courts of the state of Kansas, will then be entitled (he to be a good man) to be duly admitted to practice in the supreme court of the state of Kansas, he having this day passed a splendid examination before me. In witness whereof. I. the undersign ed, clerk of the supreme court of the state of Kansas, have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court, at my office in Toneka, the 14th day of December, A. D., 1897. (Signed) JOHN MARTIN. Clerk Supreme Court. The certificate, to which was attach ed an immense gold seal, was exe cuted in shaded penmanship by F. J. Fritch. assistant clerk of the court, and was proudly borne away by its youth ful owner. MILLION DOLLAR CARGO Of Seal Skins and Arctic furs Secured by a Russian Ship. San Francisco. Dec. 15. One million dol lars is the estimated value of the cargo of the Russian barkentine Bering, which arrived in port yesterday. The cargo represents the major portion of the busi ness done by the Russian Seal and Fur company during the season just closed. By far the most important item shown on the manifest is the consignment of seal skins. Of these there are T.OiX). There are several hundred bear skins, all of the finest quality. and a large number of skins of almost all the animals found in the Arctic regions. The Bering also has on board the fine collection of natural history specimens made by Prof. Steincher while he was act ing as a member of the international seal ing commission. These are consigned to the Smithsonian Institution and the Brit ish royal museum. Sheriff E. C. Mudd. of Bates county, Mo., is in Topeka today, having brought with him requisition papers from Gov ernor Lon V. Stephens for the trans ference of James Corrigan. from the county jail at Paola. Kan., to Bates county. Mo. Corrigan is wanted at Rockville. Bates county. Mo., on the charge of burglary. A clothing store was robbed there a short time ago of about $250 worth of goods. WILL FIGHT C. P. PLANS. An Iowa Road Objects to Consumma tion of the Recant Deal. Sioux City, la., Dec. 13. John C. Coombs, general counsel and F. G. Chamberlain, representing the Sioux City creditors commutation company are in Washington to make a right against the consummation of the Union Paciiic company's plan. The commu tation company is interested in the Pa cific Short Line, running from Sioux City to O'Neil, Neb., at which point it wants a connection with the Union Pa cific. It is claimed the terms of the Union Pacific sale were not in accord with the original charter of the road, article 15 of which provided that any Iowa, Minnesota or Dakota road desiring a connection with the Union Pacific should be given it. CAUGHT IN KANSAS. Third of the Conway Kidnapers Cap tured at Riley. Albany, N. Y., Dec. 13. Chief Willard has received a message from Detective McCann, announcing the capture of Al bert S.Warner at Riley, Kansas. War ner was the chief conspirator in the kidnaping of little Johnny Conway last August. N. C. Blake and Joseph M. Hardy are now serving terms of 15 years in Dannemora prison for complic ity in the crime. Kansas City, Dec. 15. Albert S. War ner, the Albany, N. Y. lawyer, captured at Riley, Kan., charged with complicity in the kidnaping of young Conway at Albany, N. Y., last August, was brought to Kansas City this morning and will remain at the city jail until requisition papers shall arrive from New York. Warner was found on a farm belong ing to a man named Goodrich, three miles from Riley. After a chase of nearly four months in Georgia, Tennes see, Minnesota and New Mexico, he was run to earth by Joseph McCann, of the Albany detective force, together with a Pinkerton detective named Thomas. When approached Warner gave his name as George Johnson and protested he had never worked at any other occu pation than that of a farm hand. On his way to Junction City, where he was taken temporarily from Riley, Warner broke down and admitted his identity. At first he expressed a willingness to go on to New York, without requisition papers, but when he crossed the Mis souri line this morning he changed his mind and declined to go further with out being forced to. Warner's makeup as a farm hand is an excellent one. He is dressed in a suit of jeans with a yellow canvas jumper and a thick woolen cap. His face is covered with a thick growth of red beard. In spite of his disguise, however, certain lines of refinement in his face betrayed him as a man of ed ucation, and led to his arrest. When questioned by a reporter after his arrival in Kansas City. Warner said: "1 expect to meet a lot of you newspaper fellows, so I have made up my mind to talk." Later Warner told briefly how 'lie had escaped from the east and eluded the officers so long. He had been in hiding in Jersey City for some time, he said, and becoming tired of his concealment, decided to give himself up. On the way to the station the sight of a bicycle on a curbing opened up an avenue of es cape. He stole the wheel and rode to Philadelphia. After a short time in that city, he started west making his way to Kansas on his wheel by easy stages. He claims to have been at Ri ley for seven weeks. At Riley he passed as George John son. Warner and two pals kidnaped the 6-year-old son of John Conway, a wealthy Albany citizen, last August and held him for $3,000 ransom. His pals, Joseph Hardy, a brother-in-law of John Conway and John Blake were soon captured. A JAIL DELIVERY. A Green Populist in Old Rich ard Boyd's Place Lets Prisoners Escape. Four city prisoners made a break for liberty this marning as Watchman Roberts was taking the stone pile gang to work. They were successful. At eight o'clock when the prisoners were called for work. Watchman Roberts started with them toward the jail yard. When in the yard Harvey Enix, col ored, James McGinnis, Ij. R. Smith and Al Casey ran toward the patrol barn. Roberts shouted to them to halt, but they paid no attention to him. Being with the other prisoners he could not give chase. He blew his whistle which called other officers. But the four pris oners had run through the barn and north in the alley. They maflie a rapid escape and have not since been cap tured. They were last heard from at Shorey. Roberts was appointed a short time ago by the police board. He had never had experience in this line of work and the prisoners watched their chance for escape. He took the position formerly held by Richard Boyd, the faithful old guard who had been on duty there so long, and who was discharged for political reasons. Sunday night burglars attempted to get into the residence of Armin Fass ler at 522 West Tenth street, but two dogs which are allowed to sleep in the house, frightened them away. Last evening at six o'clock the lady in charge of the Woman's exchange at 1003 Topeka avenue, noticed a colored man loitering about the place. She became alarmed and went across the street to telephone to the police. While she was out of the store the man en tered it and ran out the back door with $10 taken from the money drawer. The lady did not think to lock the front door. Three men were seen walking rapidly across the state house square Monday night about 10:30 o'clock. They each had large bundles in their arms. It is sup' sed that they are the ones who burglarized the Reel store at 825 Kan sas avenue. No arrests have been made by the police. The marshal at Perry arrested two men suspected of having burglarized a Topeka mill office and after searching them, locked them in a room and placed a guard over them for the night. When the men were brought to Topeka the men each had a large revolver suspend ed in "his trouser leg by strings. The Perry marshal had searched only their pockets. There is no finer, fresher, " richer or more varied line of suitings than that kept by Olof Ekberg, 713 Kansas ave. WHAT AJrVASTE ! Fate of the Bottle of 100 Year Old Whisky Which Miss Richardson Was to Break Over the Kentucky, HAS C03IE TO LIGHT. President Cleveland and Secre tary Herbert Drank It. Everybody iu Kentucky is Shocked and Mad, Especially the Man Who Fur nished the Liquor. NOT FOR POLITICIANS. It Wras Contributed For Purely Patriotic Purposes. Wants Uis Bottle Back as a Memento. "Washington, Dec. 15. Another Inter esting phase of the row over the chris tening of the battleship Kentucky was brought out today, when Major B. G. Thomas, the veteran Kentucky horse man, who gave Miss Richardson a bot tle of whisky over 100 years old, to be broken over the prow, wired to ascer tain what had become of the almost priceless liquor. It was shown that the bottle contain ing the highly-prized corn juice had been sent by Miss Richardson to Hilary A. Herbert, then secretary of the navy, to be kept until the ship was ready to be christened. It also developed that Secretp.ry Her bert and Grover Cleveland, then presi dent of the United States, had "sam pled" the bourbon and found it of such rich and rare "bead" that they hail promptly drank it all, both agreeing that such precious stuif should not be wasted by being poured into the Atlan tic ocean. This is the story of the bottle that is told by ex-Secretary Herbert to bis friends. He adds with a smile that the whisky was the best that lie ever tasted and that the president was delighted with the tlavor. The only regret expressed- bv either was that the bottle was a' sm-ill one. When news of this disposal of the li quor Intended for the christening of the Kentucky gets back to Louisville, there will be probably a "hot time in the old town." Lexington, Ky Dec. 15. Major B. G. Thomas, who furnished Miss Harriette Richardson the bottle of old whisky with which to christen the battleship Kentucky, is mad because the whisky has been wasted on politicians, as he declares. Today he gave out the follow ing pointed interview: "I did not intend that this whisky should be guzzled by politicians. Miss Richardson, whose father was one of my neighbors, came to me and asked me for a bottle of my old whisky with which to christen the ship. I told her she couid have two bottles, if she want ed them, but she replied that one was sufficient. I gave her the bottle, under standing that it would be broken over the prow of the Kentucky, and that its choice aroma would blend with the sea foam as it dashed over the prow of the mighty vessel when she glided into the ocean. I find, however, that the whisky has met its fate long ago, and will nev er be used for the purpose for which it was intended. Yes: that bottle of whisky has a remarkable history. It was distilled in a little old-fashioned still-house, erected nearly one hundred years ago, by a man named Cole, who was a contemporary of Jim Gray and Old Oscar Pepper, the earliest distillers in Kentucky. The house stood on the Kentucky river at Frankfort. and about a half mile from the state house. Here old Dan Swigert distilled this whisky. While I was in the Confederate army it was hidden away in the cellar of my old friend, the late Madison C. Johnson, where it remained until 1S70. I then bottled it, and it has remained in the bottle ever since, and has been in my cellars, carefully guarded from thirsty politicians. I sometimes treat my friends on this rare old whisky, several bottles of which I still have left, but I make it a point to never allow a poli tician to taste it. and it grieves me deep ly to think that the bottle I gave to Miss Richardson for patriotic purposes has been consumed by politicians like Mr. Herbert and Mr. Cleveland. I think Mr. Herbert might at least return the bottle to me. so that I may have some reminder of the vicissitudes through which this old liquor has passed." A LAND3IARK BURNED. Boston & Maine Depot at Lowell 2e stroyed Last Night. Lowell, Mass., Dec. 15. The Merrimac street depot of the Boston & Maine road was gutted by fire last night. The building was constructed in 1853 and has been to Lowell what Fanueil hall is to Boston. It was here the body of the late General B. F. Butler lay in state and many historic gatherings occurred in the halls above. NEW BAPTIST CHURCH To ba Built and WiH Cost Upwards of $25,000 The First Baptist church of this city, now located at Ninth and Jackson streets, is now free from debt, and the members are considering plans for a new edifice. The present building is in adequate for the uses of the church. While no definite decision has been made, the plans of a Chicago church have been considered favorably, and the new church will probably be model ed after that structure. The erection of a handsome edifice at the corner of Ninth and Jackson streets will add ma terially to the appearance of that corner and to the state house square. While no price has been fixed by the congre gation, it is the general opinion among members of the congregation that the new church should cost from $25,000 to $35,000.