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MONDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS. MAY 8, 1899. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. SHELLED OUT. Filipino Garrisons of Two Towns on the San Fernando Forced to Efacuate by the Army Gunboats. LANDING PARTIES Entered Both Places But Did Rot Remain. Captured the Outfit of a Brass Band at Sosnioan. Marched on Board Playing on the Instruments. Manila, May 8.-2:13 p. m. The army's gunboats, Laguna de Bay and Cavadonga, under command of Capt. Grant, which started up the San Fer nando river from Guagua yesterday, as was presumed, to establish there a base of supplies for the troops engaged in the northern campaign, returned today. Maj. Gen. MacArthur failed to connect with the expedition. The gunboats found rebels entrenched at Sosmoan and Guagua on the water fronts of the towns. The vessels steamed past the works, shelling the occupants and driving them out. land ing parties from the boats entered both towns, capturing at Sosmoan a Spanish captain in uniform, who was ostensibly a prisoner in the hands of the rebels, and also a native officer. Arriving at Guagua the town and a small gunboat were found to be burning and the na tives were evacuating the place in con sequence of the bombardment. At Sosmoan the landing party cap tured a number of Filipino flags and a quantity of arms, chiefly bolos and bows and arrows, besides a lot of band in struments which the men played as they marched back to the boats. Capt. Grant's expedition will prob ably return up the San Fernando river after having been reinforced with re cently purchased light draft Spanish steamers. DIED IN THE HOSPITAL. Washington, May 8. Gen. Otis re ports the following deaths: Variola, May 3, Edward Vaughn, private. Com pany C. Fifty-first Jowa: May 4, John V. Smith, private. Company L. Four teenth infantry: drowned. April 29. Wm. L. Higgins. corporal, Company B. Ninth Infantry: Harris W. Mallory. private. Company B. Ninth infantry; septicumia frem phlegmen, April SO, Myron Stearns, sergeant. Company B, First Nebraska; gunshot wound, accidental. May 1. James S. Lynch, private Com pany C, Ninth infantry; wounds in ac tion. May 4, John C. Hoover, private Company F. First Nebraska; typhoid fever. May 5. Guy Neybergulo, private. Company I, Twentieth Kansas; John A. Moore, sergeant, Company K, Fourth infantry. TO CLEAR OTTT BACOLOR. Manila, May 8. To clear the Filipinos out of Bacolor, about five miles south west of San Fernando, will be the next task of the Americans. The rebel gen eral. Mascardo, has a force of 6.000 men there, well armed and possessed of plen ty of ammunition. His troops have never met American soldiers, and they think, according to reports carried to San Fernando, that they can "whip the whole lot." Bacolor is well entrenched, and thous ands of natives are working like beavers, digging trenches and carrying the dirt in baskets. The enemy uses his riflemen for fighting only, but compels the Bolomen and Chinese, and even the women, to labor incessantly. The rebel outpost is about a mile beyond San Fernando with a trench that holds between 200 and 300 men. From that point several volleys were fired last night upon the camp of the Twentieth Kansas regiment. Neither Maj. Gen. MacArthur nor Maj. Gen. Lawton moved yesterday, although each reconnoitered in the country in his vicinity for some miles from headquarters, developing the pres ence of small forces of the enemy. In the vicinity of Laguna de Bay the rebels are extremely active, but the lines of Gen. Ovenshine and Gen. Whol ley. who are commanding Gen. King's brigade during the latter's illness, have been materially strengthened and there is no danger in that direction. FILIPINOS RETURNING HOME. Washington, May8. The war depart ment has received from General Otis a dispatch giving the situation in the Philippines, some parts of which have been omitted by the war department in making it public. The dispatch is as fcilows: Manila, May 8 Adjutant General, Washington: Situation as follows: Lawton at Maasin and Balinag. Scout ing parties to the north and east. Mac Arthur at San Fernando. Popula tion of country between Manila and northern points held by troops return ing home. Appear cheerful and con tented. Army gunboats operating in rivers. Have cleared country west of MacArthur of insurgents. " Signs of insurgents' weakness more apparent daily. OTIS. AIITHUR K. MOORK WOUNDED. Washington, May S. The war depart ment today received the following ca blegram from Gen. Otis: Killed Thirteenth Minnesota. Mav 4 company L. Private Fred Buckendof. founded, company H. Private James Barrett, shoulder, moderate. - Second Oregon Company A, Captain H. L. Heath, leg. slight. Sixth artillery, company D, Private A m. Betzold. arm, slight. Fifty-first Iowa May 5. company C, Private George Shannon, hip light Twentieth Kansas Company H Pri vate Arthur K. Moore, hand severe First Washington April 27. company H, Private Wm. Schermerhorn, arm. Blight. A FILIPINO TRICK. Manila, May 8. The Filipinos sur prised the United States forces at San - lernando with a daring trick on yes terday. A railroad train with an en gine at each end was run almost to the American outposts and in plain sight of the town. Before thev could be reached a gang of natives sprang off the train, tore up several lengths of the rails, boarded the train again and steamed away so quicklv that there was no opportunity to capture the raid ers. The Nebraska regiment is asking for a. temporary relief from duty. Only 375 men of this regiment are left at the (ront- INTO THE COURTS. Governor of Colorado Threatens to Take Question Volunteers' Return. Denver, May 8. Govenor Thomas has announced that within a few days, if President McKinley and the secretary of war continue to ignore his communi cations on the subject of the return of the Colorado regiment from the Philip pines, he will take steps with a view to securing the immediate recalling of the troops. "I cannot as yet say just what course I shall follow," he said, "but I will exhaust every resource at my com mand to bring those boys home. I have tried quiet, peaceable means and have failed. Now I will be obliged to resort to something more forcible and it will be made public. Of course I do not de sire to take any action that will un justly hamper the administration, for I am an American, but I do not propose to sit idly by and see the volunteers from Colorado fighting and dying in the Philippines in defense of the policy which is actuating those in charge of the movements of our armies abroad. "In the first place, .the volunteer troops are being detained illegally and In defiance of the constitution. They enlisted for the Spanish war. That war is over and stiil they are detained in those far-off islands. "Under the constitution the Colorado volunteers will be perfectly justified in laying down their arms where they are and in returning to the United States. If they should do anything like that, probably they could be court-martialed and punished under the strict letter of military rule, but In that event this same military rule would be placed above the constitution of our repub lic." It is regarded as possible that in the event of the failure of any "public at tempt" which may be made to bring about the return of the troops, the gov ernor will resort to legal proceedings. If such proves to be the case, the su preme court of the United States may be called upon to decide a test case re garding the powers of the president and that provision of the constitution relating to the purposes for which vol unteer soldiers may be called into ser vice. WOULD LOSE HIS CASE. New York, May 8. A Herald special from Washington says: It is possible war department officials say that the governor of Colorado may be able to settle the question of the right of the United States to use the volunteers in foreign service before the courts through the medium of habeas corpus proceedings. This might be done on the allegation that the volunteers are held against their wishes. War department officials say it would be easy to prove by the or ders which have been issued that all the volunteers were perfectly free to ask for and obtain their discharge when the treaty of peace was signed. There is no doubt the authorities say that the governor would lose his case if brought on this point, but regard ha beas corpus proceedings as the only course open to him. DEWEY WILL COME. Just as Soon as the War is Over in the Philippines. New York, May 8. A special to the Herald from Washington says: There is every reason to believe that President McKinley has been advised that Admiral Dewey contemplates coming home in a short time. His re turn will, of course, be depehdent upon the success of the commission's present negotiations with the Filipinos. As soon as they have laid down their arms it is expected that he will pro ceed with the protected cruiser Olympia to the United States, probably through the Suez canal to New York, and come immediately to Washington to consult with the president regarding the Phil ippines. Weather Indications. Chicago, May 8. For Kansas Fair tonight; partly cloudy Tuesday; varia ble winds. Mrs. Frederick J. Funston, Kansas people know little of Mrs. Frederick Funston. When Col. Fun ston joined his regiment at San Fran cisco the final romance of his life had not budded and it was with surprise that his friends read, just before the regiment sailed for Manila, that he had been married to Miss Ella Blankhart of Oakland, Cal. Gen. Funston acted in selecting a wife just as he always has and consulted only the dictates of his own mind and the young lady. People say that Miss Blankhart was a music teacher and that her parents are not wealthy but she is described as being a your.g woman of rare modesty and accomplishments and of eminently respectable parentage. Mrs. Funston Is with her famous hus band. How she got there is a question Msfti iiiih A MADJflOTHER. Hurls Her Two Children From a Window In the Second Story of Her Home in Chicago. THEN JUMPS HERSELF. Girl Baby Two Weeks Old Wrapped in Blankets Was Uninjured by the Fall of 20 Feet. Chicago, May 8. In a moment of frenzy Mrs. Victoria Beck, of 1440 North Ashland avenue.seized her children, Joseph, 6 years old, and a girl baby born but two weeks ago, and threw them from the second story window to the ground shortly be fore 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Then, looking- out upon the little ones who lay on the ground twenty feet below, she stepped back and herself plunged, head foremost, through the window. The infant child was uninjured by its long fall and when picked up a moment later by neighbors was not even crying. Little Joseph sustained a fracture of the right arm, a sprain of the wrist and prob able internal injuries. Mrs. Keek's left ankle was fractured and she was severely bruised. All will probably recover. Emil Beck, the woman's husband, who is employed at the Ueering harvester works, was absent from home at the time. Mrs. Beck is believed to have been men tally deranged as the result of her recent illness. The crying of the baby is said to have lashed her into madness which was only -intensified by the pleadings of the little brother when he saw her seiz? the infant in her a.rms. Not until she could see the children below her, it is believed, did bhe realize what she had done. Then, at" ier a moment's pause, she sought to end her' own life. "Are they injured?" she asked, while she was yet lying upon the ground. "When informed that they were only slightly hurt, she appeared pleased. Miss Schwartz, who lives at l-t3G Ash land avenue, was the only eye witness of the deed, although a half dozen of the neighbors were upon the scene a moment afterward. The young woman was standing in the yard when she saw M rs. Beck come to a rear window on the sec ond floor of the adjoining building and throw it open. There was a faint cry and then a bundle wrapped in blankets came tlying out and fell upon the ground. A moment later she saw the boy struggling in his mother's arms before the opening. She cried out to Mrs. Beck, but the Tatter did not heed her crips. She raised the child over the window sill, and the lad seized the shutters with his hands to save himself, though it took but a moment's time for the mother to force him down. He was rendered senseless by his fall. Then the mother threw her own body within a few inches of the children. Aliss Schwartz's screams aroused the neighbors. Mrs. Henry Schmidt, of 817 TMversey avenue and L. Deutsch, of lti9 Jlacine avenue, were the first to reach the yard. Mrs. Beck was then conscious and she inquired for her children. It was found that the baby was uninjured, prob ably on account of the blankets in which it was wrapped, though the boy appeared to be seriously hurt. Mrs. Beck is 36 years old and she Is said to have acted strangely ever since the child was born. Physicians at the hospital say that she is demented. CHICAG0T0 KANSAS CITT. May Irwin Special Breaks the Record by Forty Minutes. Kansas City, May 8. May Irwin Is noted for being a record breaker, and when she makes up her mind a thing can be done she usually brings others to her way of thinking. However, she convinced the Alton people in Chicago that the road was in condition to break the record between Chicago and Kansas City, which was 11 hours and 20 min utes and they did it by 51 minutes, although they only promised to reach Kansas City at noon, or 40 minutes un der the record. The May Irwin special left Chicago at 11:58 Saturday night. General Su perintendent Gray gave It a clear track and Engineer Barker with old 47 went out of the depot with as much speed Who Is Now In Manila. that has caused endless discussion. The story that reads best is that she dress ed in men's clothes and boarded the transport as her husband's valet and that being discovered she was com pelled to leave the boat at Honolulu and followed on another ship. But E. H. Funston, father of the general knocks all the fascination out of the story by saying that Mrs. Fun ston paid her passage on the transport and was given permission to accom pany her husband by the secretary of war. It matters little how Mrs. Funston got to Manila or how brief was her courtship, when she returns to Kansas she will receive a royal welcome. Kan sas is anxious to see the little lady who won the heart of brave Fred Funston. as the city ordinances allow, but when he reached the open he pulled the throt tle and celled for more steam. Bloom Ington, 127 miles away, was reached in 154 minutes; a moment for water, and then old 47 was given its head, and the way it left Bloomington made the sta tion master think it had run away. Out into the night went the special and not a stop did it make until Roodhouse was reached. 111 miles from Blooming ton in 125 minutes. At Roodhouse Engineer Seward, with engine No. 20, was waiting for the spec ial. His orders were plain: "Clear track to Slater." There was no misunder standing the meaning. Over the bridge into the darkness sped the special on its journey to the western metropolis. Sla ter was 157 miles away, but Seward knew what was expected of him, and he pulled into Slater ahead of time, where Engineer Mead, with engine 217, with an order reading "Get to Kansas City: clear track all the way," was waiting: and he got i here, the 252 miles between Roodhouse and Kansas City being covered in 350 minutes, and a new record for fast running between Chicago and Kansas City made. AS LOYAL AS NEW YORK. Statement of the President of Negros IslaBd. New York, May 8. A Journal and Teddy : 'I once thought Advertiser special from Hong Kong says: M. Lacson, brother of the loyal presi dent of the Island of Negros, arrived here today bearing a letter of introduc tion from Gen. Otis. His mission is to purchase steamers for trade among the islands under the American ag. In an interview M. Lacson said: "The proclamation of the American commis sioners is entirely satisfactory. It gives us autonomy and greater liberty than we demanded. We believe that Ameri ca will not fool us with treaties as Spain fooled us. "Aguinaldo was honest as long as he was under the inftuenee of Dewey and Wildman, but he listened to the state ments of the Hong Kong junta, who are America traitors. "Negros wants nothing to do with Aguinaldo's proposed peace conference. We are as loyal as New York and our soldiers now march under the American flag." IS THERE NO HELP? Must Life of People Be Continu ally Jeopardized by a Worthless Character? With a revolver nearly a foot and a half long, of ancient make and 45 cali bre dimensions, a hearty jag and un steady step. Hank Vansciever started to have the citizens of North Topeka evacuate in order that he might rule unmolested. He started in at the bridge and the first persons he met were ordered, in true highwayman style to hold up their hands. The yawning cavity of the re volver did not look inviting and they complied and were told to march on. The man in a drunken frenzy paced up Kansas avenue flourishing his re volver and defying anyone to capture him. He paid little heed to where he was going and fell in to an areaway. When he reached the bottom he was content to sleep there and when the po lice found him he was in a sound slum ber. It took four men to lift him out and load him into the patrol wagon and it was morning before he awoke and found himself behind the bars. Van sciever is charged with shooting Chris Jensen and is out on bail. MR. GAGE IMPROVING. Recovery Very Slow Owing to Nature of Disease. 'The condition of G. G. Gage, who was taken so seriously sick on last Tuesday, is slightly more favorable this morning. The Journal is authorized by his fam ily to state for the information of his many friends that his ultimate recov ery, which there is reason to hope for. must of necessity be very slow when the nature of the disease and the vio lence of the attack are considered. Pope list Fhjsician Displaced. The state board of charities has re moved Dr. S. B. Wilson, physician at the deaf and dumb school at Olathe and elected Dr.H. E. Williamson to fill the vacancy. The board at the meeting next month will elect the teachers for the institution. T$'fia I' HE aAnts dP&P " - LK.-r- 1 S IDEHTAL C :jkJ &f TVMSJOA JC 70SSt&tUTY t .iiij&T&ir yy3 he s I g T'neipr At TH IT IS GAMBLING. Slot Machines Are Under Ban of the Law. Playing For Cigars No Longer Innocent Amusement. INJUffCTIOX GRANTED. Case May Be Taken to Supreme Court. "Plainly a Gambling DeTice," Says the Judge. The slot machines must go. Judge Hazen officially decided today that they are gambling devices within the meaning of the Cubbison anti-gambling law, and he granted a permanent injunction against their running. This ;nfws pareji nun rMiu FUNSTON THE REAL TIUPIN0S HERO A TtUN FOTf THEIR I was the whole thing!" St. Louis Republic. means that any one operating or play ing a slot machine is liable for prose cution for gambling. The case will pro bably be appealed to the supreme court. The case in which the decision was made was on the application of the state for a permanent injunction to re strain George Burghart from operating a machine. This was one of 13 similar cases brought through the efforts of the Good Citizenship federation, and a test was made in the Burghart case. In rendering the decision Judge Ha zen said: "The question involved in this case is whether a slot machine is or is not a gambling device. I don't know as it is necessary to describe the particular slot machines which were in use in this case you all probably know what they are. (Laughter.) A slot machine in general is a contrivance in which you drop a nickel and if certain things re sult you received 50 cents worth of to bacco or cigars: or, you may lose your nickel and get something. Under other circumstances ycu may get 25 cents worth of tobacco or cigars. There is a question in the minds of some people whether this constitutes gambling. But supposing you raise the amount. Sup pose you drop in a dollar, and if the chances are most favorable to you, you get back ten dollars: or, you lose your dollar entirely. There is scarcely any one who would not call that gambling, and it strikes me that the principle is the same. It is impossible for a court to say that dropping a certain amount in the machine does not constitute gambling, while dropping in a larger amount is gambling. I don't see the difference between a slot machine and a wheel of fortune, in principle. You know what wheels of fortune are you have seen them at county fairs. The difference between the -two is that in the wheels of fortune' you play your money on a color instead of placing it in a slot. The law names wheels of fortune in its prohibitions.but it doesn't name slot machines. It does say, how ever, 'all other gambling devices.' I think the slot machine is a gambling device and the injunction will be made permanent." TRAINING AT YELLVILLE. Treasurer Grimes Preparing For His Debut as a Ball Player. F. E. Grimes, state treasurer, has gone to Yellville, Ark., and it is an nounced, upon his authority, at. the treasury department that the treasurer has gone to invest in some mining pro perty there. This is a good bluff and Mr. Grimes may buy some land but the facts are that he is training for the great base ball game between the state house and newspaper teams. He selected Yellviile and the adjacent piney woods as the most acceptable place on earth where a man may suc cessfully qualify himself for the" ardu ous duties of principal coacher and manager of. the reconcentrados from the capitol. Not Tardy in 4 Years. Glen Wycoff. a ten year old boy of Conway Springs has neither been ab sent or tardy from his school since the first day he entered, over four years ago. Miss Blanche Marshall of Spring Hill district near Conway, has never missed a day nor been tardy once in v three years. Wellington Mail. I -r- ' .ij FUNZ Tn, A SCHOOL OF TRAINING. The Rock Island Issues Circulars in Regard to Hot Box Cooler. The Rock Island has issued the fol lowing circular to trainmen: "This company has recently adopted the Cook hot box cooler, an appliance for cooling hot boxes while the train is running (see directions for using cooler). It will be made a part of the equipment of all passenger and freight trains. Each baggage and caboose car will be furnished with one or more of these ap pliances. On the inside of each will be found braces for setting hooks into the car sills,, a rack for holding the cooler when not in use, and printed instruc tions for its use. The rack is to be fastened up in some convenient place in in caboose or baggage ear; the cooler must at all times be kept in this rack, clean, and in good condition, ready for instant use. The instructions for the use of the cooler must be tacked in some well lighted, secure place in your cars and studied by all trainmen, and you must at all times apply the cooler ac cording to these instructions. "At each division point will be found a set of charts in heat colors, showing the mechanical and chemical changes that take place in hot boxes at the various degrees of heat, and the damage done to them in sudden cooling by dash ing them with water while standing un der a load. Hanging with these charts will be found a little box, called the key, describing each figure on the charts. You are expected to study these charts and be prepared to answer questions when called on to do so, touching the action of car axles when heated out on the road, and your abil ity to stop the loss of time and waste of material caused by them. A school of instruction will be held at each di vision point, at which time the question of hot boxes will be taken up. You will be shown an improved method of caring for car journals that will great ly reduce the number of hot boxes, by a more intelligent and thorough method of packing and inspecting them, andof coolingthem without loss of time or waste of material when they occur. "Every trainman is expected to at tend these meetings when notified of the time and place they are to be held. Every employe will be expected to reg ister his name in his own handwriting at the close of each meeting, to show that he has been present." WALKER TO BE REMOVED. From Comanche and Kiowa Indian Agency. Washington, May 8. It is understood" that William Walker, agent of the Kio wa and Comanche reservation in Okla homa, will be removed during the com ing week, as the result of investigations which have convinced the commission er of Indian affairs that a change is de sirable. It is also understood that Tom Reid, speaker of the Oklahoma house of representatives, will be appointed to succeed him. His appointment is look ed for early this week. The Anadarko agency is usually en veloped, in trouble of financial origin. The grazing leases and agency stores prove a never ending source of trouble, Mr. Walker, like his many predeces sors, fell Into it and has always been in trouble. He is well known in Oklahoma and Kansas, having been quite promi nent in Harper county for a number of years. JAKE ADMIRE' S BOY. Ran Away From School to Join the Army. Guthrie, O. T., May 8. Eli L. Admire, of Kingfisher, whose appointment as a second lieutenant in the regular army was made last week by President Mc Kinley, took to soldiery naturally and came near being a student at West Point. He received an appointment from Delegate Dennis Flynn, but was unable to pass the physical examina tion. J. V. Admire, the young man's father, sent him to Chicago to be operated up on for his troubles, and, the operation proving successful, he left the hospital much better, physically, than he had ever been before. He entered a busi ness college in Chicago and his parents believed he was attending it faithfully until a few months ago they received a letter from him postmarked at a Cuban town. They found then that he had enlisted as a private in Company C, of the First Illinois, and had been sent to Cuba with the regiment. The boy reported his health as good and said he was pleased with soldier life. ESTIMATE OF 20,000,000. As the Klondike Output Is Now Said to Be Below the Mark. San Francisco, May 8. A letter from Dawson dated April 8 says: The Yukon Sun estimates the total output of the Klondike region for the winter of 1898-99 at $20,000,000. It is doubtful if this estimate is up to the mark, which may reach twice that amount. Notwithstanding the predic tions of last fall to the effect that the Canadian royalty would stop work, more dirt has been taken out this year on creeks outside of Eldorado and Bon anza than was taken out in the whole district last year. There has been a general exodus to the creeks, of men seeking work and the trails where dumps are thickest are lined with the tents of those seeking employment during the clean up. Michael Escherg, who claimed to rep resent capitalists anxious to invest in Klondike properties, is accused of de frauding several persons by obtaining money by false pretences. He has been arrested and turned over to the Cana dian authorities after an unsuccessful attempt to rescue him had been made at Eagle. IT DOES LOOK QUEER. Duke of Cambridge Calls Attention to Talk of Peace and Increas ing Armament. London, May 8. The duke of Cam bridge opened Imre Kiralfy's Greater Britain's exposition at Earl's Court to day in the presence of a distinguished company which included representa tives of several colonial governments. In the course of his speech the duke of Cambridge emphasized the fact that he and other members of the royal family desire to do everything to strengthen the ties between Great Bri tain and the colonies. His grace said that'Tt was a singular fact that with all the talk of peace, all the nations are going ahead with armaments. If the czar's conference resulted in any steps tending to lessen the burden upon the people and to insure peace, those sug gestions would be sincerely welcomed by England. At the same time the duke of Cambridge said he congratu lated his audience on the preparedness of the country and the undoubted loy alty of the colonies. NO HARASSING. Judge Hazen Puts a Stop to Telegraph Suits. Says There Is No Reason For Action of Plaintiffs. LAWYERS KEBUKED Controrersy Might Have Been Settled by One Case. Injunction Against Men Who Brought Suits Granted. The telegraph companies won first blood in their litigation over the new rate law passed by the special session of the legislature. Judge Hazen today overruled the demurrer of the defend ants in the injunction suits that have been brought by the companies to stop the prosecution of the large number o suits which have been brought before Justice of the Peace Wright under the special session law. Judge Hazen first decided that the Nebraska freight rate decision in the United States supreme court applies to this caseand that the constitutionality of the special session telegraph law rests on whether or not the rates stab lished by it are so low that they are confiscatory. The principal ground on which the demurrer was overruled, however, was the multiplicity of suits. "One plaintiff,'" said Judge Hazen, "had brought 200 separate suits, all founded on a single transaction, in a justice's court, when he might have come into the. district court and settled the entire controversy in a single suit. "If there ever was a case," continued Judge Hazen, "or ever will be a case, where a court of equity ought to intei fere, it is in this one." Judge Hazen therefore decided that the multiplicity of suits brought by the defendants in the justice's court was vexatious and oppressive, and that the telegraph companies had a cause of ac tion in applying for an injunction. "There are 542 of these suits filed in that one court," said Judge Hazen. "and it is alleged that it will take two days to try each case, which means that the litigation already tiled would last for more than three years." The demurrer is sustained so far as Justice of the Peace Wright is con cerned. Judge Hazen holding that theie wa3 no cause of action against iiuri. This leaves the way, open for the filing of other suits by other plaintiffs and other attorneys, if any one wants to try it, but the telegraph companies can im 'mediately make them parties to the in junction suits which are now pending. Judge S. H. Allen, representing ere defendants in the case, asked for twen ty days in which to file an answer to the petition for an injunction, which was granted. The real arguments on the constitutionality of the law will come up on the hearing of the ap plication for the injunction. E. D. McKeever is in New York now to be present when the Western Union takes depositions in support of its al legations in the case. BE A FARMER. Bishop Vincent Says Salvation of Coming Generation Is Respect For Manual Labor. Bishop John H. Vincent preached the baccalaureate sermon to the high school graduating class Sunday morning at the First Methodist church. The class numbers forty-eight and does not graduate until May 26, but the de sire of the class was for Bishop Vin- i cent to preach the baccalaureate ser mon and as he could not comply at any other date the sermon was given in ad vance. The church was crowded. The members of the class had seats in front of the pulpit, and the gay hats of the girls were in the majority. Bishop Vincent said he would give lit tle for a person who did not dream and who consequently had no hopes for fu ture greatness. "All great movements in this world were first produced by imagination," said Bishop Vincent. "Ar tists first imagine their work. The architect first sees the great cathedral in his dreams. Dreams can not always be depended upon, but they are very likely to express dominating forces. What a man is he dreams. Men dream what they desire and dream what is within their grasp. "Joseph dreamed he was a loader. He told his brother and father and they scorned him. It was not politic, but it was truthful. Joseph was sold into Egypt to a captain and soon he had charge of everything. A man who has the power can rule. The king needed a dreamer and sent for Joseph. When, Joseph stood before the king he told his dreams and Joseph interpreted them and Pharaoh made him prime minister. The king bowed before the saver of Egypt. "He dreamed what he could do. Jo seph was sold for twenty pieces of sil ver. Those who bought Joseph did not know they were buying their king or they would have paid more." In speaking of the work the class had done, he said: "You are not at the mountain top. but at the base. But you have finished something. I speak to you out of a full heart, believing that the picture I have given is worth living. I wish I could persuade you to go fur ther up the mountain and take a college course. "You have a college here, and let me say that these little country colleges are perhaps better than the great ones. There has been an undervaluing of the small colleges. The one we have here is one to be proud of. Some think that only professional persons, need a col lege education. If you are going to be a blacksmith or a farmer, go to college. I find that none in the class Intend to be farmers, but I should be glad if I found fifty were going to be. If I had six boys who were going to be farmers I should want all to go through college. If ten boys here get farms and work them the example will be a Godsend to the public schools. The salvation of the coming generation is faith in and re spect for manual labor, the farm and its development and mechanical pursuits." Bishop Vincent told the class that they could be proud of the fact that they graduated at the close of the cen tury, "when the republic of which you are a member was never so powerful the world over and never so respected. You can be proud that you are from Kansas Man was made for dominion. Joseph dreamed of it. May God giva you faith in the invisible."