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Pages 1 to 8 :gJ- Pages 1 to LAST EDITION , 12 PAGES. FEroAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, MAY 5, 1899. FRIDAY EVENING. THREE CENTS. 0 ' SAN FERNANDO HASJFALLEN: MacArthur's Victorious Army . Takes Another Capital. Filipinos Apply the Torch Be fore Retreating. M'TAGGAKT KILLED. Second Lieutenant of Co. G. Twentieth Kansas. Lawton Captures 150,000 Bushels of Rice. New York. May 5. A special cable gram to the Journal from Hong Kong- says the American army has captured San Fernando. LI KI T. McTAGGART KILLED. Washington, May 5. The war depart ment has received the following: Manila, May 5. Adjutant General ."Washington: Following casualties at San Tomas yesterday: One officer, Lieut. W. A. McTaggart, Company G, Twentieth Kansas, and four enlisted men killed; three officers and 22 enlisted men wounded. Among wounded Gen Funston. hand, slight. Lawton reports capture over 150.000 bushels rice; 26a tons sugar at Baluag. Value of sub- sistance captured at Malolos one and one-half million dollars. Large captures Vice and corn belonging to enemy at other points. Insurgents destroyed by fire yesterday town of San Tomas and last evening fired city of San Fernando. OTIS. LAWTON'S HARD FIGHT. Manila. May 5. Detailed reports of the work of Maj. Gen. Lawton's expedi tion show that harder fighting took place during the early part of this week than earlier accounts indicated. In the attac k upon San Rafael, the- American forces were met with a heavy fire from a large number of rebels who were con cealed in the jungle on all sides. It was only the adoption of the tactics follow ed "in Indian fighting in the United States, every man for himself, that Raved the division from great loss. Gen. Lawton as usual was at the head of his line with his staff. Scott's battery de molished a stone fronted trench at short range. The insurgent leaders, Gregorio and Pio del Pilar, who had S00 men In Kalinga, retreated when. Gen. Lawton approached the town. - Chit-f of Scouts Young with eleven men entered Balinga. ahead of the army and rang the church bells to announce that they had possession of the city. Gen. Lawton when attacking in force outside of Balinga saw women and chil dren in the rebel trenches and sent Capt. Case in advance with a white flag to warn the insurgents to remove the non-combatants. When within five hun dred yards of the trenches two volleys were fired at Capt. Case's party. Chief of Scouts Young, whose bravery at Balinga was most notable, served as an Indian scout under Gen. O. O. Howard in his campaign in the Northwest in 1876. The work of Young's scouts was a feature of the expedition. On Wed nesday 23 of them encountered a body of 300 Filipinos beyond Balinga and drove them until of the 150 rounds of ammunition whieh the scouts carried, they had only fifteen rounds left. They were about to retire when Lieut. Boyd "with a troop of the Fourth cavalry came up with them and chased the enemy in to San Miguel. There are two thousand Spanish pris oners in the hands of the Filipinos at San Miguel. They are served with five cents' worth of rice daily and are com pelled to work hard on the rebel de fenses. Several hundred of the Fili pinos wounded are at San Miguel. The insurgents are sending their women and children to the Bianaonabatto mountains. A Bolo chief and one hundred men were captured at Ballnag. Gen. Lawton has released many of his prisoners. CABLE INTERHUPTF.D. New York, May 5. The Commercial Cable company issued the following no tice today: "We are advised that the cable be tween Iloilo and Bacaloa (Philippine Islands) is interrupted." A RUSH ON OVENSHINE. Manila. May 5. 1:65 p. m. Major General MacArthur's division advanced to San Fernando today and found that the place had been evacuated by the rebels, who left only a small detach ment to cover their retreat bv train. Gen. MacArthur occupied the burning town without loss. The rebels south of Manila attempted to rush through Brig. Gen. Ovenshine's line last night. The attempt failed but the rebels maintained a fusillade of musketry on the fourth' lnfantrv regi ment for several hours. The demon stration was ineffectual beyond scaring the inhabitants of Malate. The outposts of the Idaho and Cali fornia regiments beyond San Pedro Ma eati were also attacked during the night. Major General Lawton is still quartered at Balinag. GEN LUNA WOUNDED. New York, May 5. A Manila dis patch to the Journal says: General Luna was wounded in the fighting near San Tomas yesterday.The dispatch also says that a monitor is to day shelling Paranaque south of Ma nila. BT ARTHUR'S ADVANCE. Yesterday's Hard Fighting Described in Detail. Manila. May 5. In spite of the peace ful overtures of their commissioners, the Filipinos vigorously resisted the ad vance of (Jen. MacArthur's division from Apali't toward San Fernando, fighting desperately at long range, after running from trench to trench when driven out by the American artillery. The movement commenced at 5:30 in the morning. Gen. Hale's brigade, con sisting of five Gatlings. under com mand of Maj. Young of the Sixth artil lery, two battalions of the Fifty-first Iowa regiment, the First Nebraska reg iment and the First Dakota regiment, advanced along the road a few miles west of the railroad line. Gen. Whea ton, with Hotchkiss and Gatling guns, under the command of Lieut. Naylor of the Utah light artillery, mounted on handcars, pushed ahead, the Twentieth Kansas and the First Montana regi ments deploying to the right and left when feasible. The country to be traversed proved to be the worst yet encountered, miles of marshes and many formidable streams delaying the advance materially. Both brigades met with resistance simultaneously on approaching the river near San Tomas, which is about eight kilometers from Apalit. The cen ter span of the railroad bridge had dropped into the river and the rebels had only left a small force to check Gen. Wheaton, their main body lining the strong trenches in front of Gen. Hale. Although the attacking force poured a very heavy artillery and musketry fire across the river, the enemy stubborn ly resisted for over an hour, ultimately breaking when Maj. Young shelled their left flank and then retreating along the river bank under cover. Gen. Wheaton, in the meantime, tried ineffectually to draw the fire of the Fili pinos in the trenches east of the track. As soon as they discovered that the nature of the country would permit only a few skirmishes on each side of the embankment, the rebels regained their courage and fought desperately for three-quarters of an hour, in the face of the American volleys and a rapid-fire fusillade, until flanked by the Montana regiment. Then a general scramble en sued, most of the enemy boarding trains that were in readiness and the others taking the road to San Fernando, after burning the villages of San Tomas and Minalin. About noon- -Gen. Wheaton crossed the broken bridge, cleared the strag glers oat of the villages and advanced toward San Fernando. Gen. Hale ef fected a crossing simultaneously, after a slight delay necessary to repair a stone bridge. Our loss up to that hour (noon) was two members of the Nebraska regi ment and one of the Montana killed and Capt. Albrecht, three members of the Kansas regiment, two of the Mon tana, four of the Nebraska and one of the South Dakota wounded. The ene my's loss was very slight. After a short rest the advance was continued, Gen. Wheaton encountering the first series of entrenchments near San Fernando. The rebels now op.ened a hot fire. Col. Funston of the Twentieth Kansas was wounded, one lieutenant was killed and four were wounded while leading four companies of the Kansas regiment to outflank the enemy. Gen. Hale pushed along the road, flanking the trenches. More than a hundred sick and wound ed from Gen. Lawton's brigade were brought to Manila from Malolos by last night's train. The heat is unbearable. W. Y. MORGAN BUYS. Secures Plant of State Printer Parks. W. Y. Morgan, state printer-elect. has purchased the printing plant of State Printer J. S. Parks, which was former ly owned by General J. K. Hudson. Mr. Morgan says that he has not yet se cured a lease of the building at 107 East Eighth street, which is now used by Mr. Parks find he consequently does not know whether or not it will be nec essary to move the machinery. Mr. Morgan will take charge of the office of state printer July 1. George Crane said today following the announcement: "I am greatly dis appointed at the outcome and I felt con fident the work would be done in my printing establishment." NOW IT'S GOOD. Republican Members Defend Populist Railroad Court Law. The Kansas court of visitation, which has been organized one month and has yet its first case to try, today issued an excuse for its existence. In making this excuse the court says: "The establishing of the new court requires time. Chief Judge Johnson, who assisted in the organization of the southern department of the court of appeals, said it required three months to get that department in working or der, while at the end of one month the court of visitation is supplied with all necessary blanks and books, and are ready for business as soon as the peo ple become acquainted with the new j system of dealing witn tne railroads. telegraph and express companies. which is through a court, and not as hereto fore, by a commission. "The people erroneously infer that the judges of the court of visitation as sume the duties of the former railroad commissioners as evidenced by the cor respondence of the office for the past month, and when intormed that their grievance must assume the form of a verified complaint, the trivial matters complained of fall. for the reason that they do not wish to make a "court case out of their imaginary grievance. In this respect the law appears to op erate as a preventative of the petty annoyances which so freely incumber ed the railroad commissioners and by which the complainant hoped to secure fre transportation. "The law Introduces an entirely new system, the beneficient result of which can only be determined after the oper ation of the law, as it may be admin istered by the court, the members of which will doubtless'do all in their power to establish a tribunal which shall be a. just medium of redress be tween the people and the railroad, tele graph and express companies ,to the satisfaction of the people, and in jus tice to the corporations." TRIP FOR INGALLS. To Go to the Philippines as New York Journal Correspondent. Abilene, May 5. A representative of the New York Journal recently came to Atchison and sketched the residence of John J. Ingalls. He told Atchison people that the Journal wanted Ingalls to go to Manila and write up the Philippines. Boyle "With the Blues. Kansas City, May 5. Jack iBoyle, th old Philadelphia catcher, has signed a contract with Manager Manning, and just as soon as he can reach the team will become a member of the Blues. The news was telegraphed by Manager Manning from St. Paul last night. HATS OFF PLEASE. Reception to Returning Soldiers Will Hare Right of Way. Fall Festival Postponed in Honor of Fighting Twentieth. THE C0M3IITTEE ACTS. Organization Which Has Man aged Grand Demonstrations Steps Aside and Citizens of To peka Will Take Action. The Fall Festival for 1899 will give way to the grand reception to be ten dered the Twentieth Kansas. Such was the decision of the Committee of Fifteen for nothing will be allowed to detract from the welcome home of the Kansas heroes. The committee met last night In the Commercial club rooms and after thor oughly" discussing the situation a mo tion to adjourn, subject to the call of the president, was carried. The year's festivities will be in the hands of the Commercial club and the Committee of Fifteen will go out of business for a year but will retain the organization ready to take up the work whenever the time comes. Before the adjourn ment D. J. Greenwald was elected presi dent and all the old officers re-elected. The horsemen expect to have a week's race meet in June and the state G. A. R. reunion will be here early in the fall. These two events, together with the reception to the Kansas regiment, will be sufficient without the annual Fall Festival. If it were not for the fact that the Kansas regiment will be given a rousing reception and that the whole state will turn out to welcome them, the Commit tee of Fifteen would at once commence preparations for the Fourth Annual Fall Festival. For the people of Kansas ex pect to be entertained in the capital city every year but nothing will equal in enthusiasm arid splendor the recep tion, civic and military ceremonies and entertainments to be given in honor of the return of the Twentieth and the f whole state will not only be in attend ance but will take part in the demon stration. It was thought wise to do nothing that would detract from the splendor of this reception. "The proper parties to arrange for the reception of the Twentieth Kansas are the business men," said Capt. C. H. Titus, "and that means the Commercial club. The Committee of Fifteen is in the Fall Festival business and I believe we should stand aside this year and allow the Commercial club to arrange this reception without any Festival. The people of Kansas will all want to see the regiment instead of entertainments. When the news comes from Manila that the regiment has started home the peo ple will take hold of the reception and make it a grand ovation. Therefore. T move that the Committee of Fifteen ad journ subject to the call of the presi dent, in order that the Commercial club may have the united efforts of the peo ple in arranging for the reception of the Twentieth Kansas." The motion carried. The Commercial club is now in charge and the people of Topeka will lend their aid in carrying out the programme as suggested by the Committee of Fifteen. At present it can not be foretold when the regiment will start on the home ward journey. All details are in the hands of Gen. Otis.. The regiments will probably return in the order of their going, but the time for them to start home will be set by the military gov ernor of the Philippines, and the offi cials at Washington can not even ap proximate the date of returning. It has been decided that the regiment will j return Dy way ot Honolulu and San Francisco and not by the way of the Suez canal, as has been suggested. The war department has announced that all the transports are needed in the Pa cific and that the triumphal voyage home by way of the Suez canal, which would give the regiment a triumphal voyage around the world, will have to be abandoned unless enough pressure can be brought to bear to have the gov ernment change its plans. "No matter what time of the year the Twentieth Kansas returns we can take care of them and tender them a royal reception," said Councilman J. S. War ner. "They have been enduring hard ships and privations, while we have been staying at home. We can not do too much to show them the apprecia tion we feel. We can not do too much for them." The members of the regiment expect to be entertained in Topeka. They are looking forward to the time when they will be mustered out. and their wish is that the last ceremonies of disbanding the famous regiment be at the capital city. When the boys were camped on the sandhills of the Presidio, at San Fran cisco, and before they received the final order to embark for the Philippines, they were anticipating a glorious home coming, for they were determined, every man, to make a name tor the regiment. They had named themselves the "Fight ing Twentieth" and had chosen "A Hot Time" as their fighting tune. They have received their baptism of fire and been duly christened. They have won the sobriquet. The climax of their Joy, so many a member has expressed it in letters, is to march up Kansas avenue behind the Twentieth Kansas band, that made it self famous in San Francisco, to the fighting tune of the regiment and be tween the crowds of cheering people and the waving of flags. They know that no other city will accord them as royal a reception nor welcome them as warmly as will the people of Topeka and the Kansans who will assemble here. The choice of the regiment is To peka. "I would like to head a list of sub scriptions to buy the regiment Hag or some fitting emblem of our regard," said H. A. Auerbach. "What we want to do is to make the boys our guests for a week and entertain them regard less of expense." It has been suggested that Topeka or Kansas have a special medal struct and presented to every member of the regiment. Make the medal the badge of the regiment, so in after years the wearer can proudly show that he was a member of the famous regiment and that he was remembered by the citizens of his state. The government willpre sent every soldier who served in the Philippine , campaign with a special medal, but let the Kansas 'boys receive a medal distinctive of the government medals, to show that they belonged to the laure winning regiment of the Phil ippine campaign. Let the people of Topeka devote their efforts in assisting the Commercial club in arranging for a grand reception to the Twentieth Kansas. WHOLESALE ARRESTS. Are Being Made by XT. S. Authorities in Idaho. Wardner, Idaho, May 5. Four hun dred United States troops are on guard in the Coeur D'Alene mining district and martial law is in full force in Sho shone county, Idaho. While the gover nor's proclamation has not been posted in a public place, citizens are aware that martial law is in force by reason of the fact that United States troops are on the ground to see that it is carried out. Brigadier General H. C. Merriam, who arrived from Denver, by way of Boise, has demanded, if possible, to ar rest all those implicated in blowing up the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mine. While it is known that several of the mob, fearing arrest have escaped from Shoshone county, a large majority of those wanted are still within the county. General Merriam has been busy all dav sending dispatches throughout the mining district disposing of the troops so as to protect property and shut off the escape of those suspected of assist ing in lawless acts here last Saturday. Every avenue of escape from the Coeur D'Alene district is guarded by one or more companies of troops and the fed eral authorities believe that the arrest of all suspected will be made without serious trouble as soon as identification is possible. One hundred and? twenty-eight men accused of participating in Saturday's riot have been arrested and are under guard of United States troops near the railroad station here. General Merriam has established a strict censorship over the telegraph office here and nothing is allowed to go out regarding the plans for the arrest p the retraining suspects. The taking of testimony in the cor oner's inauest over the bodies of Smith and Cheyne, who were shot and killed by the. mob Saturday last when the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mine was blown up was commenced today by Coroner France behind closed doors. At torney General Hays of Idaho arrived today and was present at the inquest on behalf of the state. Important witnesses on the stand to day were Sheriff James Young of bho shone county, James R. Sovereign, ex- master workman of the Knights of Labor, and Albert Hutton. a Northern Pacific engineer. The attorney general refused to disclose the nature of the tes timony until all witnesses have been examined. The troops that arrived today from the west were sixty men from Company B. Twenty-fourth United States infan try, colored, from Vancouver barracks, under command of Lieut. Murphy, and troop F, Fourth United States cavalry from Boise under Lieut. Walsh. Six companies of the Twenty-fourth infan try arrived last night and today from the east and will probably be held at Burke. Wallace and Mullan. - ESCAPE TO THE MOUNTAINS. Wallace, Idaho, May 5. The moun tains around here are full of fleeing men. With the railroads all guarded the only safe way out of the country is over the old Glidden road to Thompson Falls, Mont. That route is lined with them. Some take the road direct from Burke, while others go by way- of Mur ray. The road from there was kept open nearly all winter in hauling ore and is fairly passable. ARRESTED THE WHOLE TOWN. Wallace, Idaho. May 5. Two troops of cavalry came here and arrested prac tically every man in town. A train of two coaches and six box cars, all heav ily loaded, took them to Wardner. It is thought many are ohly wanted as witnesses. DEVICE IN KAVAL WAR. German Admiral Hopes to Be Able to Control tbe Guns From the Bridge. .Berlin, May 5. Vice Admiral Thom son of the German navy has invented an apparatus by means of which it is possible to direct and control the guns of a vessel from the bridge. The contrivance will prove of the ut most importance in battles on the open sea, where the commandant will be able to fire on the enemy with unfailing pre cision. The motive power of the new machinery Is electricity. The apparatus has already been placed on board the Kurfuerst Freidrich Wilhelm and will be tested in a few days. HIS TEETH GOLD PLATED. Portsmouth, O., Dentist Profits by the Freak of an Ohio Doctor. Portsmouth, O., May 5. Dr. M. 'A. Robins, an eccentric doctor from Rome, Adams county, has been here amusing himself and shocking the citizens. His I latest freak was paying a local dentist $100 for gold-plating his teeth. As the doctor's teeth were perfect, the dentist at first refused, but finally agreed to. After the work was completed the doc tor examined the job by means of a hand mirror, and, being satisfied, hand ed $100 to the dentist and refused the change. The dentist remarked that had he owned the doctor's teeth he would not have allowed them to have been touched for $10,000. KEEPS THE RUMOR" GOING. Revival of the Story That "Fighting Joe" "Wheeler Is to "Wed Mrs. George W. -Childs. Washington, May 5. Today there was a revival of the story that "Fighting Joe" Wheeler and Mrs. George W. Childs of Philadelphia are to be mar ried. It is said that the wedding will take place in this city some time during this month. Both Gen. Wheeler and Mrs. Childs are out of the city and the story can not be confirmed. OLD MINSTRELINSANE. J. "W. Me Andrews, .the Watermelon Man, Incarcerated at Elgin. Elgin, 111., May 5. J. W. McAndrews, at one time one of the best known min strels in- the country, and Haverly's or iginal 'Watermelon Man," was com mitted to the insane hospital here to day. His mental condition resulted from a fall from a Chicago street car. His sav ings soon disappeared, and he came here two years ago to live with a nephew. He has been gradually grow ing worse, and his confinement became necessary. Spanish Min ster Starts. Madrid, May 5. The Duke d'Arcos. the newly appointed minister to the United States, started today upon the Journey to his new post at Washington by way of Paris. M. D'S. CRY HELPllCITY MUST SELL. Save the People From Doctor Factories Which Turn Hundreds of "Graduates" Loose on Public. REFORM IS NEEDED. Uneducated Ignoramuses Crip pie the Profession. Demand Eridence of Qualifica tion of Medical Students. The annual meeting of the Kansas Medical society will end with a banquet at the Copeland hotel tonight. Preced ing the banquet the members will at tend the concert of the Bruno Steindel company at the Grand Opera House. Some of the members of the society do not take kindly to the request of Governor. Stanley for names of phy sicians from which to select members of the state board of health. Dr. W. R. Priest of Concordia made a speech before the society protesting against honoring the request, saying that the governor had no r.ight to endeavor to mix politics with the business of the medical association. He said: "The governor must be insincere and undemocratic to run this society up against a pat hand of this kind. I, be ing a Democrat, object to this society being made an annex to any political party. If he wants six Republican members I am willing for one that he have the sole privilege to select them and not put the members of this so ciety, who are of other political faith in an embarrassingposition. While I be lieve that physicians should be selected for fitness and qualifications for such a position, yet I realize that the spoils go with the victor, and in this instance political faith will land the man pos sibly with few exceptions." However, it is probable that the so ciety wrill accede to the governor's re quest before adjournment this evening. Dr. R. S. Magee as chairman of the committee on necrology, reported the death of five members during the past year. A resolution calling for another joint meeting of the three medical societies next year was voted down. If a joint meeting is held it will have to be ar ranged later. The following resolution, prepared by Dr. Schenck of this city was adopted at the meeting this morning: Whereas, It is a well known fact that many young men have been allowed to enter and graduate from some of our medical colleges who have not had even a common school education and who could not pass the necessary examin ation for a third grade teachers' cer tificate; and Whereas, This condition of affairs is detrimental to the advancement of medical science and tends to lower the standard of the medical profession therefore be it Resolved, That it is in the interests of the medical profession that all per sons proposing to enter the medical pro fession shall give proof of a preliminary education equal to that prescribed by the National Association of Medical Colleges; and that such proof or evi dence shall be shown by an examining committee independent or the medical college to which said person or . appli cant has made application to as a matriculant. ECLECTICS ELECT OFFICERS. The Kansas Eclectic Medical associa tion this morning elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Dr. J. M. Wright, Elk City; vice presi dent. T. W. Watts, Alma: second vice president, G. W. Locks, Holton; treas urer, W. C. Hamilton, Topeka; secre tary. E. B. Packard, Osage City. The following names were sent in to Governor Stanley today in response to his request for the recommendations of physicians for appointment on the state board of health: Dr. B. J. Alexander, Dr. E. B. Packer, Dr. J. A. Radder and Dr. J. L. Furber. After the election of officers this morning the association adjourned. MEDICAL SOCIETY OFFICERS. The Kansas Medical society has elect ed the following officers: President, Dr. Chas. Gardiner, Emporia; . first vice president. Dr. R. J. Morton, Green: sec ond vice president, Dr. C. A. Milton, Dodge City: recording secretary. Dr. W. E. McVey, Topeka; corresponding secretary. Dr. J. M. May, Kansas City, Kan.; treasurer, Dr. L. H. Munn, To peka: librarian. Dr. S. G. Stewart. To peka; judicial council. Dr. W. R. Priest, Concordia; delegates to National Medi cal association. Dr.. R. J. Morton. Tr. J. E. Minney and Dr. H. G. Deoven. REGENTS REMOVED. Governor Stanley Has at Last Acted on Recommendation. Governor Stanley today formally re fhoved C. B. Hoffman and J. N. Lim bocker as regents of the state agricul tural college and appointed J. C. Mc Dowell of Smith Center and Thomas Yoe of Independence as their success ors. In the removal of the two regents the governor followed the recommenda tion of his investigating committee, which was appointed to find an excuse for ousting the regents. To Fight Wire Trust Chicago, May 5. The Chronicle says: Makers of steel fence wire who are out side the trust, are meeting in Chicago for the purpose of formins a combina tion and erecting a plant at some point within the Indiana gas belt. The com panies number 14 and have been com pelled to get together in order to com pete successfully with the steel and wire trust. The latter has advanced the price of raw material to such an extent that extreme economy of man agement and manufacture is essential to the securing of any profit from pro duction. Bailey Is For Little. Representative Bailey of Kansas observ ed yesterday to a reporter in Kansas City that, in his judgment. Lieutenant Colonel Little should be appointed colonel of the Twentieth Kansas to succeed Funston. While Little had not been heard from, the reason was plain and found in the fact that Funston was in command. The ac quaintances of Little know very well he is competent in every respect and his ap pointment would be regarded as the right thing under the circumstances. Investors Don't Appreciate Ad vantages of City Hall Block. Commercial Club to Assist In Finding Buyer. The auditorium question has not yet been solved. Everything hinges upon the sale of the city building. It is somewhat re markable that not a single offer has been received for what is conceded to be one of the most valuable business blocks in Topeka. There Is no use to haggle or discuss what might have been done. There is only one thing possible and that ia to sell the city building and build an audi torium as soon as possible.. The city building, as a business block, may be made to produce an income of at least $3,000 annually and there is no good reason for the reluctance on the part of investors. Ex-Mayor Fellws. who is chairman of the committee on municipal legisla tion of the Commercial club, has called a meeting of his committee for Monday evening to discuss the auditorium ques tion. The entire city council met Thursday evening with the ways and means com mittee to consider the bids which have been submitted for a site for the audi torium. The meeting was for the "pur pose of giving the persons submitting the bids an opportunity to present to the council the arguments in favor of the sites they offered, but not more than one-third of those submitting bids were present. Consequently very little head way was made in selecting a site, al though the various questions to be con sidered in a location were brought out in the discussion. Seven bids were opened without any one responding to them. The eighth was the bid of the Topeka Railway company for the sale of the old street car barns on Tenth avenue between Kansas avenue and Jackson street. C. C. Baker, representing the street car company, said: "There are five lots in this tract, mak ing a plat 125 by 130 feet. There are alleys on the east and north. If the city purchased this location I suppose it would be with the intention of combin ing them with the school grounds on the west." The tenth bid was that offered by A. K. Rodgers for his residence property on Fifth and Monroe, which he offers for $10,000. Mr. Rodgers spoke of the prominence of the Santa Fe hospital and how every stranger who comes into the city -sees it and asks what it is, because it is situated on high ground. W. F. Parker represented the property on the southeast corner of Seventh and Van Buren. There are six lots offered, and the price is $10,000. The merits of the bid offering the property northeast corner of Seventh and Jackson- streets, just west of the National hotel, were . presented by Frank J. Brown. There are five lots in the plat, and they are offered for $21, 000. A. A. Rodgers presented the claims of the location on the opposite side of Jack son street, north of the Real Estate building. The plat is 150 feet by 112, and Air. Rodgers stated that a good foundation is already laid on the corner, so that an excavation would not be necessary for all the walls. The price asked is $12,000. Thomas G. Shillinglaw, as agent for Leonidas Bryson, spoke for the half block on the east side of Kansas avenue, between Eleventh and Twelfth streets. There are eighteen lots in the tract and they are offerd for sale for $12,000, or ntteen or tne lots can be had for $8,000. If this tract is taken part of it would oe usea for landscape gardening. Albert Parker offered the cronertv where his homestead is. There are six lots on Quincy between Sixth and Seventh, and Mr. Parker said two more lots could be secured. He asks Sfi R00 ior nis property. Edward Wilder presented the lota he tween the Baptist chufch and the Giles property on Jackson street, facina- the state house square. There are eight lots m tne tract, owned by three different parties. Mr. Wilder said that he had no financial interest in the location, but because he thought jt was a good site for the auditorium, he had obtained the prices asked by the different owners arid had submitted them to the commit tee. The price asked for the Dronertv is $21,000. This completed all of those nresent who had offered sites, and the commit tee tnen gave an opportunity to other citizens present to express their views on the different locations suggested Ex-Mayor T. W. Harrison said: 'I hope the same mistake will not be made in locating the auditorium that was made-with the court house. It ought not to be put down out of siu-ht It ought to be close to the business cen ter ana on high ground. It won't rfirrv business with it. but must "he nlnerl where business is." Joseph Marshall, the arrhi tec- whn has prepared plans and drawings to fit me nair diock Detween Eleventh and Twelfth, spoke for that location. Mr. Marshall opposed makine- the fitv hall a part of the auditorium. He also took occasion to poke a little fun at the street car company in agoodnatured way. It has teen argued," he continued, that the auditorium oueht not to tie on the street car line on account of the noise made by the cars, but we don't have enough cars on that South To peka line to disturb anybody. At least that is what I have thought when I have been waiting for a car some times. And when a car did come it would be so cold that I would have to walk II r and down the aisle to keep a little warmth in me, and when I would ask the conductor why they didn't have a fire in the stoves he would always say mat tne coal nadn't come yet: that a flood on the Ohio, or snow in the Alle ghenies had interfered with the com pany getting its coal. "They say the street cars always use hard coal, which I suppose means hard to get." Oscar Bischoff was called for to give his views.- He said he resided in North Topeka and naturally his first choice was the city park, which he thought could be made into a beautiful spot. Next to that he favored the site between Eleventh and Twelfth. After the outsiders were gone the council held a consultation and it was decided to take no further action at present. Suing Newspapers. Nashville. May 5. E. B. Stahlman. the attorney who collected the celebrated Methodist war claim, has brought suit for $30,000 for libel against Rev. W. B. Palmer, D. IX, editor of the St. Louis Christian Advocate. It is understood that several suits of a similar nature will be brought against individuals, who have engaged in newspaper attacks on Mr. Stahlman. METGALFNAMED. Lawrence Man Appointed Col onel of the 20th Kansas. Recommended by Cable by Gen, Fred J. Funston. OTHER PR03I0TI0XS. Capt. Wm. II. Bishop, of Salina, Made Junior Major. Other Elevations Follow Regular Order. the Governor Stanley this morning re ceived a cablegram from Brigadier Gen eral Fred Funston recommending ap pointmentsintheTwentieth Kansas reg iment as a result of his elevation by President McKinley. The appointments win be made today by Governor Stan ley in accordance with the recommenda tions, and will be as follows: Wilder S. Melcalf of Lawrence, Junior1 major, to be colonel of the regiment vica Funston. William H. Bishop of Salina, captain of Company M, to be junior major vice. Metcalf. Daniel F. Craig of Garnett, first lieu- CAPT. WILLIAM H. BISHOP, Of Salina. Who Has Been Appointed Ma jor of the Twentieth Kansas. tenant of Company E, to be captain vice Bishop. . Edward J. Hardy of Salina, second lieutenant of Company E, to be first lieutenant vice Craig. Cassius E. Warner of Fort Scott, sergeant of Company F, to be second lieutenant vice Hardy. John C. Murphy of Leavenworth, sergeant Company C, to be second lieu tenant vice William A. McTaggart, killed. In appointing Wilder S. Metcalf col onel of the regiment Governor Stanley ignores Lieutenant Colonel Little and Frank H. Whitman, senior major of the regiment. Whitman is a regular army officer, and the slight therefore falls al together on Lieutenant Colonel Little' "I am willing to take General Fun ston's opinion in the matter of appoint ments," said Governor Stanley this morning. "I know there are some poli ticians in the state who would like t run the appointments in the army in the Philippines, but I don't believe they will do it." Governor Stanley said in a conversa tion with Theosophilus Little of Abi lene, father of the lieutenant co'lonel of the Twentieth, that it was his opinion! his son had interfered with the appoint ments in the regiment during Governor Leedy's term, and that he might ex pect to suffer as a consequence. This went to show that he had never any in tention of promoting Little. As soon as tlovernor Stanley formal ly carries out the recommendations" oC General Funston, which will be some time today, he will send the list to Adjutant General Corbin at .Washing ton. Capt. Bishop who will succeed Metcalf was the junior captain in the regiment. In the natural order Fred Buchan of Kansas City would have received the place, but he was transferred some tlm ago and is now on the road home with the body of his wife. WILL MAIL COMMISSIONS. Governor Stanley this arternoon sent a telegram to Adjutant General Corbin announcing appointments in the Twen tieth Kansas regiment, in accordance with the recommendations of Gen. Fun ston. The commissions of the promoted men are now in course of preparation, and will be mailed to the Kansas head quarters in the Philippines tonight. BIOGRAPHICAL. Lawrence, May 5. Wilder S. Metcalf, junior major . Twentieth Kansas, was born at Mllo, Maine. He went to Ohio at an early age and was graduated from Oberlin college In 1878. He came to Kansas in 1887 and in 1897 he was graduated from the law school of Kan sas university. While in Ohio he had his first military training and rose to the rank of captain of the Ohio Na tional guard. On coming to Kansas he connected himself with company H, of the Kan sas Guard, rising to the rank of cap tain. He then was promoted to major, lieutenant colonel and finally to colonel of the first regiment of the Kansas Na tional guard, which place he held when appointed mapor of , the Twentieth Kansas. . A Fake Murderer. New York. May 5. Chief of Detec tive McCluskey ht.i asked today re garding the confession of the murder in this city of Dolly Reynolds made by Ricard T. Nicholson in Wormwood Scrubs prison in England. He declared there was no truth in it. Dr. Kennedy was recently sentenced to death for killing Miss Reynolds. Capt, McCIus kev nointed out that the confession states that the woman was shot while the autopsy showed that she was killed bv a blow with a Diuageon ana mas she was not shot at all. Weather Indications. . . . . Chicaeo. May 5. For Kansas: Partly" cloudy with showers tonight and in east portion Saturday; easterly winds.