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MOXDAl iVEXING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 27. 1897. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. TO TREAD WAVES Capt. Wni. C. Oldrieve of Eos ton, Mass., Will Walk Across the Atlantic Ocean. HE HAS CURIOUS SHOES FiTe Feet Long Made of Cedar With Fins. Will Exhibit Himself at the Paris Exposition. Chicago, Doc. 27. A special to the Times-Herald from New York, says: "Captain William C. Oldrieve of Bos ton has planned to waik across the At lantic ocean. He will begin his journey July 4, and will be accompanied by Cap tain W'iiliam A. Andrews of this city, famous by reason of his voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat. Captain Andrews, who is to be the companion of the water pedestrian, wiil journey in a brand new 14 foot sail bout, and in this merely repeats a feat performed in 1578 and again in 1SM2. Captain Andrews says: "Incredible as it may seem, next year we are really groir.fr to waik and sail down Boston harbor, out on the ocean and over to Havre, France. through the great bore of the river Seine and on up to Paris, to be there to attend the exp isition of 1900 in our new sea-going: siloes and smallest, fastest and best boat that ever crossed the Atlantic ocean, the Phantomship. Every vessel w- speak on the ocean will report one of us waik ng and sometimes towing the boat in calm weather." The shoes of Mr. Oldrieve are the most wonderful part of the whole af fair. They are a pair cf cedar boxes five feet long, with lins on the bottom an 1 sides. They are very light and capfble f sustaining 14' i pounds, but, as Hdrieve weighs only 1 10 pounds. they are as good to him as a steamer's deck. DEATH OF JOHN CROSS. Returns From Albuquerque, N. M., to Die In His Old Home. John Cross, SI years of age, who was brought to Tupeka four weeks ago to day from Albuquerque, N. II., where he spent several months taking treatment for consumption, died last night at 529 Jackson street, where with his wife and baby dauchter he has been living since their arrival. The funeral wiil take place tomorrow morning- at 10 o'clock from the resi dence of his uncle, Thomas Cross, at 5tU Topeka. avenue. The remains will oe interred beside his mother at the Toneka cemetery. The deceased was a son of R. S. Cross who now resides at Joplin, Mo. He started to Tupeka yesterday but did not arive until this morning, find ing his soi. dead. The family lived for many years in Tupeka at 1001 Tyler street. Tip young man went to Wash ington, IX C, where he engaged in bus iness and was married. Later he re moved to Chicago arid was working in the offices of the Weils. Fargo Express company, contracting- a cold which de veloped into pneumonia which has been followed by consumption and death. His wife will return to Washington to her mother. The deceased was well known in To peka and the following old friends and associates, v ill act as pall bearers to morrow: W. T. Keerbohm. John Mc Coy. Fred Cole. Lindsay F'egucs, Ed Hindman and Austin Prescott. The fur.eiai services will be conducted by l:ev, L. lilakesiey. Two sisters of the deceased living at Joplin are ill and unable to attend the funeral. Their father has also been -very sick and came to Topeka with great difficulty. AMENDED AFTER PASSAGE. An Io8'jrano Law Discovered Which Wai Altered After Being Signed. Attorney General Boyle has discovered another evidence of incompetency and crookedness on the part of those connect ed with the final disposition of new laws puFsed by the legislature of lsv of s'.i'h a character that additional complications niiiv r.rlse in the ponding insurance liti gation which Air. Boyle is pushing so vig orously. The records in the office of the secre tary of state show that the provision of ihe law under which Judge John L. Wil liams held that Superintendent McXall had no riht to refuse a -certificate of mi tuority to an insuranec companv which is solvent has Iihti. since t It bill pisse.l the two houses of the 1. glslature, written in :he tirle with red i.ik. Th.- original bill wis: "House bill. Xn. o-An act to amend set :ion 24 of chapter 1..2. laws of Kansas." I'n.h-r this tit'.e it passed the two lions s of the legisla ture. It is me:i:b:noi i t the record four teen times in exactly t) use words The engrossed bill also Ipa-s this title, but the bill which was signer! l.v governor Humphrey, now on file-, bears ihe red ink il:T erhlH'a t iOP.S. I'll- title as amended l.v red ink wrltlrc Is: "House bill. Xo. An act relating to insurance, amendatorv of section 24 chapter 1S2 of the laws of 1 -s5 " The clause which has been added b sonie unauthorized hand was r. sponsible f .r the decision by Judge Williams. Attorney Jenerai Boyle has tiled his briet in the quo warranto -'rooeeding-, .t-a;;ist the Mutual Life of New York and esks that the supreme court m ik" .1 care Jul tsiimlnatwn of the bill as it has been hanged. H- asks for such tivestiga- ... .ne piesetit case, cut it the courl ma nils lb. e defendant the attor- 1 e gvneiai win ask leave to substitute ii.e .tw xutk iiie m the petition now on hie. F011 A COLLEGE LEAGUE. Managers of College Baseball Teams in Conference. Ch'cago, Dec. 27. Representatives of west -rn colleges m-t this afternoon to consider the proposition for forming an inter -oiiegiate base ball le ,e,. of nve. Manager Albert Keith of Mi -Mean Man- ??e""l8hr- f Jmuis- Manager J.' Miller of Wisconsin. S. P. Hart ., Northwest ern and Pi-ot. Stagg of the '"niversity of thioa. o were present. Minnesota "and Puriue were not invited to the confer ence on account of the distance of these two :nstimtions from the others There is considerable interest air.. the stu dents of the various universities in the base ball plans for next season Conserv ative men would like to see :, league with seven universities represent .d, but this appears out of the question. It is ex pected that before adjourn. n:,- tonight the representatives wiil arrive c.t some def late conclusion. MUST OBEY THE LAW. Attorney General Boyle Heads Strong Words to the New Torlt Company. Attorney General Boyle's brief In the quo warranto proceedings against the Mutual Life of New York on file in the supreme court closes as follows: "It was decided in the State of Kan sas vs. W. C. Phipps, et al., 50 Kan., COS, that the business of insurance was not commerce at all. This decision simply followed the law as settled, not only by the courts of last resort in many states but also us announced by the supreme court of the United States." The attorney general then cites a number of decisions of the courts and says: "These are but a few of the many eases that might be cited. Notwith standing, however, the emphatic utter ance of the supreme court of this state as well as that of the supreme court of the United States, settling the question beyond all doubt, we find the defend ants urging the point with a zeal wor thy of a better cause. It has been as serted by the supreme court of the United Staters that this is a government of law, not of men. It is settled law that insurance is not commerce as con templated by the constitution of the United States. "When the poor and needy of our country, in the hope of improving their conditions, combine anel ask tor in crease of pay, and. driven to despera tion by hunger anil suffering, assume a threatening attitude, then the rich and powerful pharisaically announce. Obey the law. How is it though when the larce is tilted toward corporate in terests? ' Law is set at defiance. "Skilful counsel are employed to thwart the law's command. "No artoipractice i-'Untried to secure delay and elefeat the will of the peopie. "If this is a government of law then those who derive most of the benefits should observe the principle. "The Mutual Life claims to have a reserve of many millions. Does this put it above the law? It is here by sufferance only. "For every dollar left here by this corporation three have been taken away. Our citizens are law-respscting men and women. The Mutual Life shoukl be made to understand that they too must obey the law." ITS MISS n a ir-n With Whom the Khedive's Brother is Said to Be Infatuated. New York, Dec. 27. A beautiful American girl is being used as an inno cent factor in a plot to dethrone the Khedive of Egypt and forever wreck the present hopes of the Khedive's brother and heir apparent, Mahomet Ali. The authority for this statement is John Wariamaker, ex-postmaster general of the United States. Tne American girl is his daughter, Lillie. For months passed rumors have femnd their way to the United States from time to time that the royal dy nasty of Egypt, or what was some day likely to be the royal dynasty, Was about to link its fortunes with one of the beauties of America. The person in whom the blue blood of Kgypt is centered, who cast upon an American to share the throne if ever it became his, is Mahomet Ali, the younger broth er of the Khedive. The Sphynx. an English newspaper, published in Cairo, the capital of E&ypt, has recently made public announcement that Mahomet Ali, heir to the throne, was engaged to a "Miss Wanamaeher" of America. The Khedive promptly sent forth a de nial. Certain Egypitian newspapers published the denial with eloubts and commented on Mahomet Ali's devoteel attentiems to Miss Wanamaker in Paris. The news traveled to the American col ony and found its way to the French newspapers. Mr. Wanamaker prompt ly denied that Miss Wanamaker had any more than a friendship for the young Egyptian, and, in explanation, Mr. Wanamaker revealed the astonish ing fact that his daughter's acquaint ance with the heir apparent of Eg-ypt had been seized upon as an instrument to discredit and destroy the future hopes eif Mahomet Ali. While express ing great respect for the young Egyp tian. Mr. Wanamaker declares that such a marriage was utterly beyejnd the possibility of human reason. Mahomet Ali is a young man very metroporitan. and society in London and Paris knows him well. It was in Paris, so the story goes, that he first met Miss Lillie Wanamaker. and by means of the same story we are told that Cupid scored at once. Ooposed tti this statement, how ever, are vigorous denials, not the least of which is from Miss Wanamaker herself, accompanied by the even more emphatic statement of her father. SHOT BY HIGHWAYMEN. John Howard Held Up Near Emporia and Will Die. Emporia, Dec. 27. John Howard who says he is from Iuwa, was held up by highwaymen, twelve miles south of h-i-re this morning, and in attempt to resist, was shot in the head and fatally wounded. The robbers took his gold watch and all tile money he had $10. Howard will die. WANT A FA I it SHAKE. Tobacco Importers Say They Are Gettine tha Worst of It Washington. Dec. '27. United States Appraiser Wilbur F. Wakeman of Mew York, accompanieel by Mr. George Storm, A. S. Krebs, A. Kohen and Isaac B rnheimer, tobacco manufacturers had an interview with Assistant Secretary Howell today on the subject of the en-fen-cement of the customs laws as to wrapper tobacco. The delegation, it is stated, agree with the assistant secre tary in the opinion that all wrapper to bacco in whatever proportion it is mix ed with filler, should pay 10 per cent duty. They complain however that the law is not being strictly and impartially en forced at some of the southern ports, and assert that thereby some of their competitors in the trade have an ad vantage over those who import their tobaccos at New York and other north ern seaports where the law is strictly enforced. The statements mace will be investigated. Wichita Bank Pays lO Per Cent. Washington. rec. 27. The comptroller of the currency has declared dividends in favor of insolvent national banks as fol lows: Ten per cent, the German National bank of Louisville. Ky. : 10 per cent, the Wichita National bank of Wichita, Kan. COESJVRONC. Young Han Formerly Employed at Throop Hotel Steals the Entire Sunday Mail of the Guests. AFTER HE PICKS OUT A Draft for $65 He Throws the Mail In a Vault Arrested Trying to Cash Draft. Charles Hedges, son of Fred Hedges the pawn broker, was arrested about noon toilay by Detective Capron on three charges, opening the United States mail, forgery and burglary. Yesterday the messenger boy at the Hotel Throop went to the postoffice as usual for mail. He was told by Carrier Sliean that the mail had been taken out. The messenger reported the mat ter to Mr. Irving Doolittle, manager of the hotel. Mr. Doolittle at once sus pected robbery. No one from the hotel had gotten the mail. The police were notified. This morning a young man about IS years of age stepped up to the paying teller's window at the Bank of Topeka and presented a draft for $05. "This is not Mr.Doolittle's signature," said Speed Hughes. "Yes it is," said the boy, "I saw him sign it myself." "What are you doing with thedraft?" said Mr. Hughes. "I am a messenger at the hotel." Mr. Hughes refused to pay the draft. It was signed in a boyish scrawl and under the signature was "Manager of the Throop Hotel." Mr. Hughes notified Mr. Doolittle and the police were given the clue. Detec tive Capron went to the boys' house and found him in the neighborhood. When questioned at the police station he claimed he was Innocent but finally confessed the theft. He said that there was quite a large bundle of letters and that he had thrown them down a. vault to get rid of them. The patrons of the hotel were without their daily mail and whether the other letters contained money or not is not known. Hedges formerly worked as bell boy at the ho tel. LOTTIE IS THE BELLE. Miss Bowes So Popular That the Other Girls Are Jealous. The following special appears in to day's St. Louis Republic: Charleston. S. C, Dec. 27. The ca dets of the South Carolina Military academy gave a dance last night, which was attended by many women of the "Four Hundred." Miss Charlotte Crane, who is Miss TSose of Springfield. 111., and plays the leading part in Hoyt's "A Stranger in New York" company, was in town. Ca det Peterson engaged Miss Crane for the dance and they entered the ball mom together. All the men sought in troductions to the actress, which so angered several young society women that they demanded that Miss Crane be sent away. The only reason they gave was that she was an actress. The or der was given, and the catlet was forced to confess the situation to the actress and request her to leave with him. She was mortified at the treatment, and hurriedly left. Miss Crane's father is a leading physician in Springfield. The Miss Charlotte Crane referred to above is Miss Lottie Bowes of this city, who is with Hoyt's company. Miss Bone's stage name is Crane, that be ing her mother's maiden name. &1AY DEFEAT PAXSON. Illinois Senators Latoor With the President Today. "Washington, Iec. 27. Senators Cul lom and Mason of Illinois called upon the president this mornin..; aain to urj?e the appointment of State Senator David T. Little of Illinois, as the .suc cessor of Morrison, on the interstate commerce commission. While it is known that the president has had Judse Paxson of Pennsylvania, partic ularly in mind for the place, the Illinois senators believe that the president has not yet definitely decided to appoint Judg Paxson. SIXGEltLY'S WAY OUT. Will Make the Record Bear the Brunt of Sis TroubIe3. New York. Dec. 27. A meeting of the friends of Wro. M. Sinirerly will be held in John G. Johnson's office at Philadel phia today, when it is expected that a plan for a settlement of affairs of the Chestnut Street National bank and the Chestnut street Trust and Savings Fund company will be reached. The outline of the plan, according to the correspondent of the Herald is as fol lows: There is to be an issue of Record Pub lishing company stock, which will be sufficiently large, in addition to the as sets of the bank and the trust com pany, to enable these institutions to liquidate upon a basis of 50 pier cent Kecord stock. This proportion may be changed after a complete examination has been made of the assets, but it is the basis of the present calculations. The scheme is declared to be the only feasible one to provide for the success ful voluntary liquidation of the ac counts of Mr. Singerly and the two companies and it is strongly urged by those of Mr. Sinserly's friends who wish to extend to him competent as sistance at this crisis. Carnegie's Aurt Dies. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 27. Mrs. Cather ine Morrison Hogan, only aunt of An drew Carnegie, died yesterday morn ing, the result of a stroke of paralysis. She had been in a semi-conscious state since December 10. Mrs. Hogan was born in Dumferline, Scotland, eighty six years ago. and had been in this country fifty-seven years. Her remains will be privately cremated on Tuesday. STAGE RESCUE FAILS. Vera de Ifoio 'Burned in a Scene of " When London Sleeps." New York, Dec. ,27. Vera De Noie, as Queenie Carruthers In ""When Lon don Sleeps," i rescued nightly from a fire into which the villain of the play thrusts her. But she was not rescued in time Sat urday night, and was quite badly burn ed The piece is ori at the Columbus theater, on One Hundred and Twenty fifth street. ' In the play the actress Is a very good girl, which accounts, perhaps, for the ease with which the villain enticed her into the temple of "Moloch." As she and her enemy approach the altar, she is suddenly seized and bound upon the top of a sacred table. Kire is then set to each end of the altar, and Queenie is supposed to burn up. But she don't in the play. Just as the flames creep to within danger distance of her head and feet, the hero of "When London Sleeps" ma'"s a triumphant bnrst into the house of worship, unties the woman of his heart, and sets her free. The curtain descends just as Queenie is borne out by her. sweetheart. At each end of the altar two dishes are placed, in which alcohol burns, ! preliminary to their receiving dashes of magnesium, which blaze up and make the stage conflagration. Some of the chemical, accidentally sprinkled upon Miss De Noie'" costume, caught fire, and blazed in several places on her dress. Her face and hands were pain fully scarred. Dr. J. S. Kacbrook was summoned and says that Miss Noie will not be able to appear again in several days. Mr. David Sarnum, who is David En gelhardt. the hero, was the one who reached Miss De Noie in time to pre vent more serious injury to her. POISON A DEMIJOHN Furniture Movers Drink it, Be" lieTing it to Be Whisky. New York, Dec. 27. A week ago a gang of furniture movers came upon a demijohn labelled "Pure Rye Whisky" in a house from which they were cart ing the furniture. They drank of the contents and as a result James Flanni gan is dead and Patrick McNulty is dying while three other men are recov ering after a severe illness. The demi john contained corrosive sublimate. POISON FOS CHAMPAGNE. Thomas Karns Imbibed of Fluid In tended to Embalm His Father. Ouray, Colo., Dee. 27. Closely follow ing the sad death of Michael Karns, who was frozen to death, occurs the tragic death of his son, Thomas, at 4 a. m. today. The remains of th elder Karns ar rived from Telluride for burial at this city and were at the house of his son, Thomas! The undertaker had left some em balming fluid, composed of corrosive sublimate and arsenious acid in dilute alcohol at the house and in the room with the corpse. The poisonous fluid was in a bottle labeled "Champagne," and although the undertaker had warn ed the members of the household of the dangerous character of the tiuid, Karns must have forgotten the warn ing or failed to have heard it. The first the family and watchers knewthat he had taken poison was the query from him as to "what that stuff was," and then he said that he had ta ken two swallows of it and thought it was whisky. That was 9 p. m. and both Drs. Rowan and Ashley were hurriedly sum moned, but their efforts were without benefit to Karns, who died at 4 in the y morning. DON'T WANT THE EARTH Rumored Attempt to Buy Greenland Denied. Washington, Dec. 27. Nothing is known in official circles here of any overtures made by our government for the pur chase of a portion of northwestern Green land for use as a coaling and naval sta tion and it can he set down as an un founded statement. Naval authorities say that they have absolutely no use for a coaling station in that part of the globe. The present customs laws of Greenland forbid any communication between for eign ships and Greenland ports except un der special permits, which must be taken out from the Danish officials, and it is suggested that the present story may have its foundation in the attempt of some Arctic explorer to obtain from the Danish government privileges In his effort to es tablish a station for a base of supplies in the course of an attempt on the north pole. OFFICIALS RECEIVE BRYAN. He Visits Another Mexican Capital Today. City of Mexico, Dec. 27. Mr. Bryan and wife arrived in Guadalajara this afternoon and were received by the representatives of the state govern ment of Jalisco.of which state that city is the capital, and by the American residents. Colored Woman Attempts Suicids. Mrs. Belle Payne, a colored woman, who lives near Bedwell's asylum, east of the city, attempted to commit suicide yesterday afternoon by cutting her throat with a razor. She was taken to the Santa Fe hospital. Mrs. Payne had been drinking heavily all day and was under the influence of liquor when she attempted to take her life. She will probably recover. E. H. Crosby Goes South. Mr. E. H. Crosby has gone to St. Louis, where he will remain a week or two visiting relatives. He will then go to Mansfield. La., where he has a large plantation. He will be in the south through January and hopes to miss much cold weather. Mr. Crosby said before he left that he was delighted with the holiday trade. It has been larger than last year. Frank Gillette for Congress. Guthrie, O. T., Dec. 27. It is an nounced that Frank Gillette of El KeJ no. formerly state senator from the Kingman, Kan., district, will be a can didate for the nomination for congress on the Republican territorial ticket next year. IT ISJBURT. Horace G. Burt, Third Vice President Of the Chicago & Northwestern is at Last SAM ED AS PltESIDENT Of the Reorganized Union Paci fic Railroad. This is the Official Announce ment Made Today. New York, Dec. 27. It is officially an nounced that Horace G. Burt, third vice president of the Chicago & North western Railway company, has been selected for the presidency of the Union Pacific Railway company. Mr. Burt's election as president is expected to carry into effect the policy determined upon by the reorganization committee when it was supposed that Mr. Clark would be able to continue in the management of the property, but which is impossible, owing to Mr". Clark's ill health. The board of directors is to include Winslow S. Pierce, chairman; James Stillman, Marvin Hughitt, Roswel! Miller, E. H. Harriman, Louis Fitzger ald, Henry B. Hyde, John W. Doane, Otto H. Kahn, T. Jefferson Coolidge, Jr., George J. Gould, Oliver Ames, Geo. Q. Cannon and Jacob H. Schiff. Oliver W. Mink is to be vice presi dent, in charge of the New- York office. More than a fortnight ago, when it was announced that Mr. Burt would be chosen to the presidency of the Union Pacific as reorganized, strenuous deni als came from many quarters. It was alleged that .Mr. Burt was so closely allied with what are called "the Vanderbilt interests," that to make him president of the Union Pacific would be to place that line practically under the same management as the New York Central, the Lake Shore and the Chicago & Northwestern. It was further asserted that this would be a mistaken policy, as it would tend to divert from the Union Pacific support which it has hitherto received from the Rock Island, the Burlington, the St. Paul and other great roads that center in Council Bluffs as their principal Missouri river point. It was pointed out that all these roads had terminals at Kansas City and could throw a large volume of Pacific coast bound business that way. The opinion in New York today, so far as it can be gather ed thus early, is that the new directory has been very carefully made up so as to discount any of the above alleged objections to Mr. Burt as president. Omaha, Dec. 27. When the Associat ed Press gave the Union Pacific head quarters' force the news of the appoint ment of Horace G. Burt to be president of the new company, there was a gen eral expression of satisfaction and "I told you so," from all. General Man ager Ed Dickinson says: "I consider it a most excellent appointment and have all along looked for it. Mr. Bun is an accomplished railroad man." Other heads of departments express ed similar sentiments. At the offices of the other lines there were none but good words for the new president. At the Elkhorn office, where Mr. Burt was once general manager, there was great elation. The North western people are also well pleased. In Union Pacific circles there is much un easiness concerning the changes the new president will make in the operat ing force of the road. While no notice of any alterations has been given, there is a general impression that some sweeping changes will be made. Chicago, Dec. 27. Horace G. Burt who has been appointed president of the Union Pacific has been with the Northwestern road for many years. Previous to 18S8 he was chief engineer of the road. In that year he was ap pointed general manager of the Fre mont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley railroad, part of the Northwestern sys tem and served in that capacity, until a year ago, when he was elected third vice president of the Chicago and Northwestern. 3UR.T SEEMS SURPRISED. Says He Had Ni Idea of Such a Thing. Chicago, Dec. 27. The newly elected president of the Union Pacific when toid by a reporter, of the post-Christmas present the new managers of the railroad had presented to him, looked to be the most surprised man in the Northwestern building. "What?" he gasped, and then smiled after the manner of a man who has caught a. sharper in the act of trying to work off a gold brick on him. "Oh, it's all right," reiterated his visitor. "There Is no doubt about it all all." "Well! Well!" sighed Mr. Burt, as he drew on his gloves and started for a restaurant for his noon-day lunch. "I never had an idea of such a thing. I have not been notified, and I do not be lieve I care to talk till I am officially notified of the appointment." "Will you accept the position, Mr. Burt?" "I am not going to talk about it; however, I will admit that I have my ambitions I have my ambitions." In appearance Mr. Burt is a man of about 50. A short pointed beard adds a lock of firmness to his chin. He has a pair of broad shoulders on a tall body looking capable of leading a team of college men to victory on the.gridiron. ECKELS STEPS OUT. He Will Be Succeeded Next Saturday by Comptroller Dawes. Washington, Dec. 27. Mr. Dawes re cently appointed comptroller of the currency is expected to arrive here next Thursday and to assume his new du ties on January 1. Mr. Eckels, the re tiring comptroller, will leave to take charge of the Commercial National bank of Chicago, as its president, next Friday morning. Relative of irresidsnt McKinley Dsad. Milwaukee. Dec. 27. Mrs. Miry Barnett who was connected by marriage with the family of President McKinley. is dead, aged S9. Mrs. Barnett was born in Der vock. county Antrim. Her husband's mother was named McKinley and her mother was a Douglas, a relative of Sir Charles Douglas. Mrs. Barnetfs husband, who was named Stewart McKinley Bar nett, died many years ago. PIN PRICK KILLED HIM. A Hospital Physician Loses His Life From Blood Poisoning. St. Louis, Dec. 27. Dr. Felix G. Allen of Oran, Mo., died yesterday afternoon at St. Alary's Infirmary, ,on Papln street. His death was caused by one of the most vicious attacks of blood poisoning on record. So swiftly did the poison spread through the system that the house surgeons could find no place on his body to operate. Dr. Allen came to St. Louis and St. Mary's Infirmary about two months ago. He wanted the practical experi ence -which can be had nowhere outside a hospital, and for two months he had been acting as a sort of general assist ant to the surgeons at the Infirmary. A week ago yesterday a prominent railroad official was admitted to the hospital. The sweet-faced and gentle hearted young nun who had charge of the door and the office last night re fused to give his name. His blood was bad, and his arm was in such condition that the trained nurses were shocked at its appearance. He was suffering from blood poisoning. When this railroad man was first ad mitted Dr. Allen helped bandage his poisoned arm. A pin from the bandage the man was wearing pricked Dr. Al len's flesh. He paid no attention to it. That night Dr. Allen's arm, where the pin had pierced it, began to swell. By moining both arms and legs were af fected. Then his death was only a question of time. The end came yes terday afternoon. The death certif icate puts the cause of death as septic fever. The doctor's body was shipped last night to Oran, where it will be buried. A FIGHT OVER DORA. Relatives of GeneralClay's Wife Battle With Knives, Pis tols and Clubs. Valley View, Ky., Dec. 27. The fight between Clell Richardson, at whose house Gen. Cassius M. Clay's wife, Dora, is staying, and his brother re sulted in Cleli going to Richmond and swearing out a warrant for Will.charg ing him with shooting with intent to kill. Investigation shows that the fight was caused by Will Bryant continuing to remain at Clell's house. Bryant is the young man whose attempt at sui cide a few weeks ago was attributed to his being in love . with Dora. William Richardson and his brothers, John and Tom, have urged Clell to send Will Bryant away. Bryant's father lives within two miles of this place and he could easily live at home if he so de sired. John Richardson said today: "I don't want sister Dora talked about. She is being slandered because Clell allows Will Bryant to stay there. Clell is trying to get all the money he can out of old Gen. Clay, and when I asked him to send Dora back to the general, he said the general was afraid to have Dora return to White Hall be cause he believed his son Brutus would have her killed or kidnapped. I do not believe this, and told Clell so. The gen eral wants her back. Yes, Will Bry ant and I had a fight on the bridge af ter Clell and Will Richardson had their fight. I met Bryant and told him that he was the cause of all this trouble.He put his hand behind him as if to draw a pistol, and I knocked him down with a piece of scantling. He has told peo ple that he bought candy for Dora, and has made the public believe that Dora is in love with him, which is a lie. I want to save Dora from being slander ed and I want her to go back to White Hall." Tom Richardson corroborated John's statement. Dora was seen at Clell's house. She said that the trouble be tween Will and Clell was caused by them telling lies about her, that Will brought it on and that John tried to kill Will Bryant. "As I have said all the time. I don't know when I will go back to Mr. Clay. Will, John and Tom, my brothers, are envious of Clell because they are not getting any of the money that Mr. Clay is paying Clell to take care of me." Will Bryant said: "I am not afraid of John Richardson. I don't know what he wanted to pick a fuss with me for unless he wants to die. He attacked me on the bridge with his knife, and I bluffed him into dropping it. He then tried to hit me with a stick, but I hit him. I then went up town and got a pistol and came back to have it out with him, but he had gone. I understand that he went home, got. his shot gun and laid in wait for me near Clell's. He may kill me. but I am not afraid. Clell's wife declares that his brothers are angry because Clell will not give them any of the money he gets from Gen. Clay." In his interview John said: "I heard a man tell Clell that he could make from $2,000 to $5,000 out of the case if he would manage it right. I will not say who it was, but if I am put on the witness stand, I shall tell everything. Clell is keeping Dora away, that's certain. He's keeping Will Bry ant there, which is causing Dora's rep utation to be ruined. I don't see how I can stand it much longer." The fight came nearer ending fatally for Clell than was believed at the time. He was standing in the gateway of a big fence when Will emptied his revol ver at him. Several bullets lodged in the fence near where Clell was stand ing, and they could no have missed him far. The general opinion is that bloodshed will follow. If not before Will's trial, it will come afterward. MRS. BALLINGTON BOOTH. Her Condition is Reported Unchanged Today. New York. Dec. 27. The condition of Mrs. Ballington Booth at the Presby terian hospital was today reported as unchanged. Bis: Restaurant Fails. Cincinnati, Dec. 27. E. W. White & Co., and Frank W. White, manager of the White Catering company, proprie tors of restaurants on Fourth and Fifth streets, assigned to A. W. Gold smith. Total assets $35,000: total lia bilities $31,000. The cause assigned is heavy expenses and dull trade. Commander of "Hartford" Dead. Philadelphia. Dec. 27. Capt. Horace T. Draper died yesterday of paralysis at his home in Lansdown. a suburb of this city, aged 73 years. Captain Dra per was born July 4, 1S25, at Brookfleld, Mass. Throughout the war he was commander of the Hartford, Admiral Farragrufs flagrship. OLEOWIHS. The Great $1,700,000 Damage Suit Against the Armours For Violation of the New Yorfc Dairy Laws SEEMS TO BE LOST. The Armours Make a Compro mise Proposition Which May Be Accepted by the Governor. Albany, N. Y., Dec. 27. The state de partment of ngriculture, the attorney general's office and the special counsel engaged in the prosecution of the Ar mours of Chicago for damages amount ing to $1,700,000 for violation of the dairy laws in the distribution of oleo margarine throughout the state, find themselves in a predicament that seems to foreshadow failure to convict. When the recent court order was pro mulgated, giving the state counsel the right to examine the books of the var ious railroad companies for evidence as to shipment, it was believtd that the conviction of the Armours would be easily accomplished. It was found, however, that the same court order re fuses the state a change of venue and compels the commissioners of agricul ture and the state counsel to prosecute the suits, of which there are a score, in the counties in which the violation is said to have occurred. This would mean endless litigation without much prospect of result. Some time ago the Armour people sought to make an agreement with the state authorities, whereby if the suits were dropped, they would agree to pay a certain amount and promise not to de liver any more unmarked oleomargar ine in the state. The proposition has been submitted to the governor and while he believes that the prosecution should go on if there Is any chance to convict, as a k.wyer, he is inclined to the idea that the acceptance of the proposition will be In the end the more advantageous to the state. ATTAINS ITS MAJORITY. Twenty-Fir3t Annual Meriting of the State Horticultural Society. , The twenty-first annual meeting of the Kansas State Horticultural socie ty will be opened at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning in the senate chamber by President Wellhouse. - Dr. A. S. Embree, pastor of the First Methodist church, will deliver the invo- cation, and Gov. Leedy will make the opening address. Communications and petitions will then be considered and committees will be appointed. Following these features, in the aft ernoon, the following reports will be re ceived from committees: Orchard Treatment W. D. Cellar, Edwardsville: A. L. Brooke, North To peka; Jara'-f- Mc-Nichol. Lost Springs. New Fruits and Nomenclature A. H. Buckman aid Wm. H. Barnes, Tope ka: B. F. S nith, Lawrence. Peaches Wm. Cutter. Junction City. Novelties in Nursery Trade E. J. Holman. Leavenworth. Handling Fruits Edwin Taylor, Ed wardsville; B. F. Smith. Lawrence. , - Keeping Fruits A. Chandler, Argen tine: F. Holsinger, Rosedale; George Richardson, Leavenworth. The meetings will continue for three days, closing Thursday evening. BEARHOLDS A CAR. Drove Out Express Messenger and Ate All the Candy and Apples. Milwaukee, Dec. 27. A huge cinna mon bear which was shipped by ex press from Leavenworth, Kas., to Bar aboo, Wis., escaped from its cage in the express car at the Western b'nion junction on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad yesterday, while enroute to its destination. The ex press messenger was driven from the car, the bear taking complete posses sion, devouring packages of apples and destroying way-bills. When the train arrived in Milwaukee it took ten men to secure the vicious animal. A WELCOME LOOPHOLE To the Tyrannous Double Liability Law That Hampsrs Enterprise. Judge Hazen today decided a point which will be of interest to those who have felt the effect of the Kansas dou ble liability law. Wood & Potter of Massachusetts, brought suit against the Merrimac Savings bank "of Concord, in the dis trict court on the double 1 ability clause. The bank held some stock in the Tope ka Investment and Loan eompany which long since joined the shades of other boom loan companies. The bank claimed that Wood & Pot ter owed the Topeka Investment and Loan company and therefore they coul 1 claim that as a "set off" against their claim. The firm of Wood & Potter ob jected to the answer and in the decis ion today the objection was overruled. This means that any person who is sued under the double liability law may hunt up an old debt held by the cor poration against the person who brings . the suit and claim it as a "set off" against the claim. L. A. W. AT S A LIN A. Kansas Division Board of Representa- -ttves to Ulazt There Today. The board of representatives of the Kansas division L. A. W. meets in Sa lina, this evening for the purpose of closing up the business of the year and electing delegates to the national as sembly whicii will convene in St. Louis in February. The office of chief consul will be va cated by R. C. Manley, of Lawrence, in favor of John L. Bishop, of Sallna,' formerly vice consul. Mr. Bishop's place will be filled by James B. Doncys on, of Topeka. W. C. F. Reichenbach, succeeds himself as Becretary-treasurer.