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fwMJr fill I LAST EDITION TUESDAY E VEXING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, MAY 9, 1899. TUESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. w i i I 1 " -i f MUST jte SOLD. Cilj Conncil Will Dispose of the City Building. Probably Be Little Trouble In Finding a Buyer. ORGANIZE COMPANY. Plan to Form a Syndicate to Secure Capital. There Should Be Little Delay In the Sale. The city council was asked at its meeting tonight to again make an ef fort to sell the city building by sub mitting it to bids or in any other man ner thought best. The special commit tee appointed by the Commercial club to consider all matters pertaining to the auditorium decided upn this course at a meeting last evening. The meeting of the committee was presided over by ex-Mayor Fellows, who is chairman. The other members present were James A. Troutman, P. W. Griggs and W. C. Stephenson. There were also present Attorney General Gudard, C. C. Baker and Michael Heery. The first thing that the committee considered was whether there is any way to build an auditorium without disposing of the city building, and both Attorney General Godard and James A. Troutman agreed that it could not be done under the auditorium ordinance passed by the council submitting me proposition to a vote of the people. The only wav to accomplish it. they said, was to pass another ordinance provid ing for the erection of an auditorium without selling the present city build ing, and hold another election on that proposition. City Attorney Bird, who came in la ter, said that the ordinance passed by the council was what had been request ed bv both the Commercial cluband the council, and that the idea had been to sell the present building before an au ditorium was commenced. Nearly all the members of the com mittee said that the reason there were r.o bids when the building was offered before was because nearly everyone thought that the council would not con sider a bid of $50,000. and no" one felt like bidding that .amount until they knew Just what could be done with the building. T had a man who would have gladly paid $40,000 for the building." said Mr. Troutman. '-but he would not submit a bid at that price because he did not believe the council would consider any thing less than $50,000. He has invest ed elsewhere now." Citv Attornev Bird said he thought the building ought to be worth more than $40,000. . "I know of a man,' he said, 'who is ready to lease the basement and first floor of the building for $3,500 a year, for one. five or fifteen years. The sec ond and third floors ought to pay in surance and taxes on the property. The taxes will be about $S50 a year, and the third floor is renting now for danc ing purposes for $350. I think the build ing will pay 6 per cent interest on $50, oo." Mr. Bird further said Col. Veale had suggested trading the building for an auditorium site.providing the city could get the kind of a site it wanted and suf ficient "boot" to get full value out of the city building. The suggestion was looked upon with favor by the commit tee, providing any one had that kind of an offer to make. Michael Heery was asked what he thought the building was worth, and said: "It is worth $50,000. but it may not bring that much. In three years I believe it will bring $75,000." P. W. Griggs thought it ought to sell for $45,000. and Mr. Godard expressed the opinion that it would greatly ad vance in value in the next few years. W. C. Stephenson suggested that a stock company be formed among To peka capitalists to take the building off the hands of the city. Nearly all the members of the com mittee thought that a purchaser for the property could be found if the proper effort was put forth, and upon motion of Mr. Troutman the committee decid ed to ask the council to submit it for sale again, either by sealed bids, or in any other manner it thought best. I'ntil the building is sold nothing fur ther can be done about selecting a site for the auditorium. FLOUR MILL TRUST With $40,000,000 Capital Or ganized In the East. Chicago. May 9 The Post today says: A gigantic combination gathering in all the flour milling corporations at the head of the lakes. New York city, Buffalo and Syracuse, has been effected and tomorrow the score or more of mills embraced in the deal will be turn ed over to the new management. The consolidation is capitalized at $40,000, 000. Officers and a board of directors have already been elected and the lead ing spirits in the organization propose immediately to revolutionize the flour milling business of the country'. The new corporation will be known as the V. S. Flour Milling company: head quarters will be in New York. George Urban of Buffalo has been elected presi dent and Charles Mclntyre of New York, treasurer. CALVE OFFERED $90,000. Maurice Orau Wants the Foreign Singer in New York. New York. May 9. Maurice Grau has offered Emma Calve $30,000 if she will come here and sing next year. He has agreed to contract for sixty perform ances at $1,500 a performance. He de clares that not only will Calve carry $90,000 from this country, but he is willing to guarantee that he will make a good income for the first year of the next century for himself. Calve is resting quietly and building herself up to accei t Mr. Grau's offer She is perhaps the greatest favorite of all the foreign singers who have toured America. If she regains her health she will sing t9 New Yorkers their favorite Carmen, TO AUSTRALIA TO WED. Romance of a Deaf and Dumb Girl of St. Cloud, Minn. St. Cloud, Minn., May 9. A sequel to a pretty little romance, which had Its inception years ago in the Minnesota school for the deaf and dumb at Fari bault, has just developed in the depar ture from St. Cloud for Australia of Miss Pearl French, the 22 year old daughter of J. S. French, a well known citizen. Immediately upon arrival there Miss French will become the bride of a young man named Eddy, who, lite herself, is a deafmute. Bride and groom, eleven years ago. were pupils together at the Faribault state school, and after leaving school corresponded. Eddy is the son of an advent missionary In Australia, who went from Battle Creek, Mfch.. years ago. With his mother he visited St. Cloud last summer, when the courtship actively began which will end so hap pily upon the arrival of the next steam er from San Francisco. Miss French will make the trip un attended. Extensive arrangements have been made for her safe arrival there. IDEA IS GROWING. Kansas Towns Preparing to Welcome Twentieth Kan sas Companies. The Twentieth Kansas regiment, its different companies and the individual members can not receive too much at tention at the hands of the Kansas peo ple when that organization. returns from the Philippines. Salina has started out on the right idea. But the big reception for the en tire regiment will be held in Topeka by the Kansas people. The Salina company will be entertained at its home by the loyal people of that town. The Salina Union has the following to say: "The members of Company M should be given a grand reception in Salina on their return from the Philippines. The reception should consist of a banquet, appropriate exercises, and general re joicing. The excellent work performed bv Saline county's volunteers is deserv ing of the best of recognition, and their safe return will be additional cause for celebration. "Major Bishop would not have had an opportunity to distinguish himself as captain of Company M if the boys un der him were not fighters. Therefore, it is but fitting that Salina should honor her heroes. "The Twentieth Kansas is the pride of the United States, and the Saline county boys who have performed their part to make the regiment famous should be thought as much of at home as the regiment is in the nation. "Let the citizens of Salina get to work and make preparations for receiving Company M. The boys were given a good 'send off when they left here and they should be given a better 'send off' when thev return." The Kansas City papers are still sput tering about the way the regiment was treated while in camp at Topeka and the conditions under which it left. The following letter from Rev. M. F. McKirahan is to the point. He was one who tramped day after day between the depots and the camp with the squad of old soldiers who acted as a guard of honor to the 3G companies that came here: To the Editor of the State Journal. Much is being said of our treatment of the Twentieth Kansas last summer, now that - the regime.'.t has become famous. I was in a position to see all that was done and had a part in the reception given the troops gathering here, their treatment while here and their departing. While the authorities at the state house seemed to be indifferent, their shortcomings were more than atoned for bv the citizens of the city and especially the G. A. R. and their kin dred associations. Every incoming com pany was met by a delegation from Lincoln Post No. 1. G. A. R., with a drum corps, and escorted in good style to the camp, except in a few cases when we could not hear when they would arrive. Several times we went to the depot to meet a company, only to discover that it would arrive at some other time or over some other road. The boys appreciated this attention very highly and were profuse in praise of their kindly reception. A Christian commission was organized to see that everything the boys needed was pro vided. When the Twentieth was about to leave for San Francisco, we arranged to give them a big send off. and had an escort in waiting, but Col. Little refused to accept our offices, and instead of marching the regiment in a body to the train he sent it over by squads and battalions, without giving us a chance to do them the honor we desired. A wagon load of provisions was in wait ing at Lincoln Post hall but were not sent for. We took them over and dis tributed them to the boys on board the train. A great crowd was at the depot to bid them good-by. and everything was done that could be done to treat them right while here and send them on their way with proper honor and re spect. Vhen they return the old boys of Lincoln Post will be ready to accord them a royal soldier's welcome. (Signed), M. F. McKirahan. The Commercial club will meet Wed nesday night and appoint committees to commence the arrangements for the reception. A NEW CUBAN FLAG Has Been Provided by the United States Government. New- York. May 9. A Herald dis patch from Washington says: Cuba has been provided with a new flag by the United States government that was designed for Cuban owned ves sels engaged in coastwise trade. It was not desired to give these vessels the American flag, as that would be a step in the direction of annexation, nor the flag of the Cuban revolution, for that would be a step toward recognition: accordingly the new ensign consists merely of a blue field with a white union. The vessels which fly this Sag were formerly Spanish. In order to preserve to the Cubans the coasting trade of the island, a privilege of much greater value to them than their slight participation in the foreign trade, a reg ulation was made when the military oc cupation of the island began permitting residents who owned vessels to continue in the coasting trade on condition that they abjured allegiance to Spain. This regulation covered probably nine-tenths of all the vessels owned in Spain. Weather Indications. Chicago, May 9. For Kansas: Gen erally fair tonight and Wednesday; probably cooler Wednesday; brisk south to west winds. HE IS AJAILURE. Oil Inspector Spencer Does Not Fill the Bill. State Officers Will Request His Remoral. MANY COMPLAINTS. They Come From Everywhere in the Statet Pays No Attention to Law in Making Inspections. Settlement With State Treas urer Due Wednesday. S. O. Spencer, Governor Stanley's state oil inspector, is now being sub jected to general criticism because of his method of doing business, as dis played to the state officers by a report filed with the state auditor by the Standard Oil company. Some of the State officers condemn Spencer freely and it has been suggest ed that the governor will be compelled to remove him from office, and an effort is being made to prove to Stanley that Spencer is wholly incompetent for the work of which he has charge, although it is unnecessary, the governor knows it now. The law governing the inspection of on provides specifically that the local or deputy inspectors shall collect tne fees for the inspections and turn the money over to the state inspector who in turn shall deposit it in the state treasury. The deputies are authorized to retain 2d per cent of the amount coi lected by them as salary for their ser vices. At the present time, as indicated by the oil company's report, Mr. Spencer nas collected the fees himself direct from the company and turned the money into the treasury. Now there is no way to get the money out to pay the deputies. The inspector himself draws nis pay through the auditor's office, the amount being fixed by law. Tomorrow is the last day in which the state oil inspector may file his re port for the month preceding. This re port will be stringently investigated by Mr. Cole. The auditor has been inform ed that Mr. Spencer has been traveling on railroad passes but charges 'the state mileage. If this be true the auditor will reject the account and decline to issue a warrant for Mr. Spencer's expense bills. Then the work is being delayed and the companies handling oil are making vigorous kicks about it. The local in spectors have not been supplied with the necessary instruments to do the work for which they were appointed and the inspector announces that 60 days will expire before the instruments for making inspections can be procured. This works a hardship against the oil dealers and they are not slow to make their dissatisfaction public. Complaints against Spencer have been received from all parts of the state. Men who live in the parts of the state represented by the various state officers and assistants have written to them complaining of Spencer's alleged incom petency and asking that something be done to get rid of him. These com plaints have reached the governor too, and he is dissatisfied with Spencer's work. The governor is seriously consid ering the advisability of removing Spencer and giving the place to some other man. Mr. Stanley said in the campaign: "If after I appoint men to office and find they are incompetent for the work or negligent in their duties I shall re move them at once. And, no man who accepts an appointment under my ad ministration will be permitted to take the office until he agrees to vacate if at any time I should find that the public interests could be best served by such action." Upon this declaration of the governor and the fact that he is really in earnest in his efforts to give the state a good administration the men who are dis satisfied with Spencer's work rely for success in their effort to have him de posed. One of the charges made against Spencer by his enemies is that, he lacks mental qualifications to do the work. Another is that he neglects the work which he could do. Then he is charged with openly violating the law by col lecting -the fees for inspection direct from the companies. The law specifies that the deputies shall collect the mon ey and then states that violation of any provision of the law shall be a misde meanor. The charge that Spencer has violated the law in this particular is sustained by the report filed by the Standard Oil company with the state auditor. This report is open to the in spection of the public. It shows that Mr. Spencer has collected $1,200 which he will probably turn into the treasury tomorrow. Spencer's administration of the af fairs of his office is the state house joke. Not a state officer has a word of luiiiiiieiiuaiiofi lor mm, out every cierK, assistant officer and state officer criti cises him at all times. Mention Spen cer's name at the state house and who ever happens to be in hearing will say: "I believe that is the governor's oil man." 1 Mr. Spencer is the man who filed a report in which he spelled Hiawatha as follows: "heigherwather." This re port was filed in the governor's office. He is the man who in. speaking of tem perature said, "foreign heat" when he meant Fahrenheit, and at the same time told some of his friends that "specific gravity represents what any thing is." IT MAY KILL HER. Wife of Hutchinson Murderer Moore Unconscious Since His Sentence. Hutchinson, May 9. After John Moore received sentence for the crime of kill ing his children he was followed to the jail by his wife. After the parting she clung to Moore until they were sep arated by the officers. Then she crouched on the porch outside, looking through the bars down into the cell for some time. When Moore was removed out of her sight she walked alone to the home of her father, M. W. Frank lin, on Avenue B east. After reaching there she sank into an unconscious state in which she re mained yesterday. CARNEGIE SAYS WATCH And Sea What He Will So With That $100,000,000. New York, May 9. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: Andrew Carnegie, asked to give his reasons for selling his vast interests in the manufacture of iron and steel, re ferred with indorsement to an inter view with him printed in a London pa per today. In this interview Mr. Carnegie was asked if he had sold from fear or dis like of the trusts and was quoted as replying: "The trusts have never frightened me and the Carnegie Steel company has no occasion to be afraid of them, as it is the greatest property of its kind the world has ever seen or probably ever will see. I did not sell out because bus iness was not prosperous; it never wgs so prosperous, nor were its prospects ever so good. I sold in pursuance of a policy determined upon long ago, not to spend my old age in business, strug gling after more dollars. I believe in developing a dignified and unselfish lifo after 60." Mr. Carnegie's attention was called to a paragraph in a London paper which referred to his famous declaration that "to die rich is to die disgraced," and he was asked what he was going to do with the $100,000,000 he had amassed. "Tell that editor," replied Mr. Carne gie, "to watch and see. I hope I shall not justify the definition, sometimes de served, of a philanthropist as a man with a great deal of money, but very little sense." Asked his opinion of the recent tri umphs of American engineering firms in beating English competition for the supply of locomotives to India, etc., Mr. Carnegie said subsequently: "As I have been telling my native land for at least 15 years what was coming. I am not surprised. The American is the most alert, quickest and most versatile man the world has yet seen. The American workman is more skillful than any other." "But. Mr. Carnegie, the Briton has got a long way ahead of the American in the industrial struggle." "Very good, but he has never before had to compete with a man of his own blood. He developed under more favor able circumstances. To be sure there is a great deal of 'kick' in the Briton and the struggle will not be hastily given over. When he has met superior competition I have got faith in his abil ity to change his methods and to fight. One great obstacle which he must en counter is the fact that minerals are rapidly being worked out in the old land, while in the new they are only just being opened. ALARM FOR ARMOUR. Report Reaches London That He Is Paralyzed. London, May 9. It is reported here that Mr. F. D. Armour of Chicago has been stricken with paralysis. Mr. Armour's representative in this city said today that the latest advices from him direct reported his arrival at Ham burg very ill and that he proceeded to a German spa to take the waters. L-ENIED IN CHICAGO. Chicago. May 9. Armour & Co. posi tively deny the report said to have been cabled from Hamburg that Mr. P. D. Armour is seriously ill. They have re ceived daily direct cables from him that absolutely contradict any such report. The last one came late last night. He arrived well at Hamburg last week and went to Nauheim yesterday in pur suance of his original intention. He is in good health. ARMOUR HEARD FROM. London, May 9. Mr. Armour's repre sentative in London received a telegram this afternoon denying that Mr. Armour had had a stroke of apoplexy. The dis patch adds that Mr. Armour has been at Nauheim, about live miles rrom Hamburg, for several days, taking the waters, and that his condition has ma terially improved since his arrival there. GOV. THOMAS' DENIAL. Says He Didn't Make Any Threats Against War Department. Denver. May 9. Governor Thomas, who has been out of the city several days, wired Adjutant General Corbin upon his return late last night as fol lows: "Reported interview of mine in Den ver News concerning Colorado volun teers is false and malicious." The governor says he told the inter viewer he had twice requested the re turn of the Colorado regiment and would renew the request, and that, as the Spanish war had terminated, the volunteers should be permitted to re turn if they wished. "Beyond this," says the governor, "nothing was said except an expression of a general nature concerning the power of the government to call upon the militia for service in an offensive war." BENNINGTON GONE. Original Middie-of-the-Roader Moves to Kansas City. W. H. Bennington, who has been a prominent figure in Kansas politics for several years, has moved to Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Bennington is one of the original "middle-of-the-roaders" and has been one of the managers of the middle-of-the-road campaign in Kansas for sev eral years. He was one of the first Populists in the state and helped organ ize an independent movement after the first fusion with the Democrats. Mr. Bennington is a thoroughbred re former and it is safe to say that he will be heard from in Missouri where he will probably open a law office. Mr3. Bennington and the children will follow him this week. Disraeli's Nephew Hurt. London. May 9. Mr. Coningsby Ralph Disraeli, nephew and heir of Lord Bea consfield. and member of parliament for the Altrincham division of Cheshire, was thrown from his bicycle at High Wycomb today. He struck on his head and was so badly injured that he had to be conveyed in a cab to Hughenden Manor. Sample Treatment Free. v A trial package of Dr. Miles' favorite treatment, consisting of Dr. Miles' Re storative Nervine. Dr. Miles' AntiPain Pills and Dr. Miles' Nerve and Liver Pills will be sent absolutely free of cost to any person who will send name and address on a postal card, requesting the samples, and mentioning name of this paper to Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind. GIVILWAR. Conflict Between Riral Factions of Insurgent Army Narrowly Averted by Entreat ies of Aguinaldo. CLASH OF AUTHORITY. Gen. Luna Orders Gen. Mas cardo to Send Reinforcements. Mascardo's Refusal the Cause of the Trouble. New Tork, May 9. A dispatch to the Journal and Advertiser from Manila says: Only the entreaties of Aguinaldo averted last Tuesday a civil war be tween the forces of his two rival gen erals, Luna and Mascardo. They were actually drawn up in battle array. This and a positive confirmation of the news that Luna has been danger ously wounded in the shoulder in the battle of St. Tomas are the most im portant items of intelligence brought today by the army gunboats La Guna de Bay and Cavadonga, which returned from a brisk expedition up the San Fer nando river. It was immediately before the battle of St. Tomas that the insurgents so nearly arrived at the point of begin ning to exterminate one another. Gen. Luna when he saw that an engagement with the American troops was inevit able sent back an aide post haste to Bacolor where Gen. Mascardo was, de manding reinforcements. Mascardo's reply was that he would take orders from no one but Aguinaldo. This defiance so infuriated Luna that, in spite of the impending conflict with the common enemy he took 1,500 of his soldiery and made a forced march to Bacolor intent on chastising his com rade in arms. Mascardo was nothing loth to fight it out and ordered his command into line of battle. Shouts of hatred and de fiance were heard on both sides. Out side the opposing forces, the insurgent camp was all confusion. Aguinaldo, terrified by the situation, ordered his chief of staff, Co). Argueles, to make peace at all hazards. The sol diers loaded their pieces and were waiting for orders to begin the on slaught when Argueles galloped be tvveen the lines, frantically waving a nag or truce. There was an angry con ference between him and the rival gen erals. Aguinaldo was drawn into it. With all the intensity at his command. he begged Luna and Mascardo not to plunge the Philippine forces into civil strife, at a time when they were al ready broken up and demoralized by successive defeats at the hands of the Americans. His entreaties prevailed for the time being. Luna soon returned to the front after the commanding general had promised mm reinrorcements, and or dered Mascardo to be courtmartialed for not having sent them at first. The battle of St. Tomas followed and Luna on whose ferocity in the field Aguinaldo placed his chief reliance received wounds that will disable him for the rest of the campaign and may cause his death. MAJOR DIGGLES WOUNDED. Manila. May 9. A reconnoitering party from Major General Lawton's command and which consisted of two companies of the Minnesota regiment and. two companies of the Oregon regi ment under command ol Gen. Diggles of the Minnesota regiment advanced yesterday to a point near San Miguel, which is about 12 miles north of Balinag. There the Americans' were met with a volley from a force of rebels behind a trench. Major Diggles was wounded. CHARLESTON'S SECRET MISSION. Washington. May 9. The cruiser Charleston sailed yesterday from Hong Kong for Aparri. a port on the extreme northern coast of the island of Luzon. The purpose of the visit to this place is not explained in the cablegram from Hong Kcng. CATHOLIC KNIGHTS. Twelfth Biennial Council Opens at Kansas City. Kansas City, May 9. Nearly 100 del egates with as many more visitors, from all parts of the country were in attendance today upon the opening ses sion of the twelfth biennial supreme council of the Catholic Knights of America. The feature of today's pro gramme was the solemn high mass held at St. Patrick's cathedral. The officers and delegates formed in line at the Coates hotel at 9:30 o'clock this morn ing and marched to the church, headed by the Uniform Rank company from Vincennes, Ind., under command of Gen. J. W. Norhaus, supreme comman der in chief. The ceremonies at the cathedral were impressive Father T. F. Lillis of this city preached the ser mon. At noon the first regular session of the council was held at Lyceum hall. The delegates were welcomed by Mayor Jones. Edward Feeny of Brooklyn, su preme president, responding. Frank Walsh followed in an address on be half of the Kansas City members. Rou tine matters took up the remainder of the session and an adjournment ws had till tomorrow when the real work of the council will begin. In the afternoon the knights and their ladies were taken for a drive over the city. f Mrs. Wallace Buys a Farm, San Francisco, May 9. Mrs. Joseph ine Wallace, mother of Edna Wallace Hopper, the actress, has purchased Souther farm,- near San Leandro. in Alameda county, and the' place will be transformed into a fruit farm and coun try home. The Souther farm is one of the best known properties in the state. Besides being exceedingly fertile, it is beautifully situated near the foothills. It consists of about 300 acres. The price paid is said to have been about $100,000. To Meet the Queen. London, May 9. At the drawine room tomorrow, Mrs. Joseph H. Choate, wife of the United States ambassador to Great- Britain, will present Mrs. and Miss Bates, the wife and daughter, re spectively, of Lieut. Col. Alfred E. Bates, the military attache of the em bassy; the wife and daughter of Mr. Wm. H. Osborne, consul general of the United States at London: Mrs. John B. Mott, of Indiana, and Miss Ingraham. GIRLS REMEMBERED HER. Those Befriended by Her Sent Flow - era to Mrs. Whitney's Funeral. New Tork, May 9. Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Wm. C. Whit ney were held today in the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, L. I. The services were preceded by a pri vate ceremony at Mr. Whitney's home, WTheatly Hills, conducted by the Rev. Dr. W. S. Rainsford, rector of St. George's, New York, of which church Mrs. Whitney was a communicant. The Right Rev. A. N. Littlejohn, Bishop of Long Island, and the Right Rev. Wm. C. Downe. Bishop of Albany, officiated at the cathedral. Bishop Pot ter of New York was unable to be pres ent. There was a full choral service, the music being given by the cathedral choir of twenty-six voices. The hymns were "Hark, Hark My Soul" and "From All the Saints That From Their Labors Rest." The anthem sung was "Whoso dwell eth under the defense of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Al mighty." The interment was at Douglaston. During the committal service the an them "I Heard a Voice from Heaven" was sung. The pallbearers were George Pollock, Thomas Newbold, Robert Bacon, G. H. Redmond, Gardiner G. Howland, George S. Bowdoin, Frank Peabody and Thom as Hitchcock. The floral offerings were remarkable for their beauty and their great num ber. Among them were bunches of violets and roses from working girls whom Mrs. AVhitney had befriended. More than 300 persons went to Garden City from New York on a special train. The party included Mrs. Frederick May of Washington, mother of Mrs. Whitney: Frederick May of Boston, brother of Mrs. Whitney; H. W. Whitney of Bos ton, a brother of Mr. Whitney; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. K. Vanderbilt, jr.. O. H. P. Belmont, Mrs. H. McK. Twombley, Wm. L. Elkins and P. A. B. Widener. RALEIGH AGROUND. Captain Coghlan Expects to Float With High Tide. Charleston, S. C, May 9. The cruiser Raleigh which was to be present at the Confederate reunion, went aground early this morning about 30 yards out side of the south jetty. She is lying easy and will probably be floated at high tide this evening. It is not be lieved she has sustained any damage. Captain Coghlin declined assistance from all tugs. TAKES TO THE WATER. The President Will Begin the Baths at Once. Hot Springs, Va May 9. The Presi dent and Mrs. McKinley. Dr. Rixey of the navy. Assistant Secretary Cortel you, Mr. Barnes, a White House sten ographer and the executive servants reached here at 8 o'clock this morning. Their special train - was an hour ahead of its scheduled time and thus the arrival at the depot was without a crowd of natives, or guests. The party was met by Mr. Sterry, the manager of the Homestead, and entering the hotel by a side door, their presence was un known to any save Secretary and Mrs. Gage, who welcomed them in the ap partments set aside for them. Dr. Rixey examined the bath houses im mediately and the president will begin taking the baths today. WILHITE OFFERS THE CUP "Emporia Man Stimulates Interest in ''State Tennis Tournament. The state tennis tournament will be held in Topeka this summer and inter est in the games has already received an impetus by the offer of a $50 cup for championship. This generous induce ment to the players comes from O. M. Wilhite of Emporia, the proprietor of the Mit-Way restaurant. The cup will be put up with the un derstanding that a player must win it three times in succession before it be comes his property. The Emporia players are preparing, so they say, to keep the' cup in that city. There are some tennis players in Topeka who hope to bring the cup here during the tour nament and keep it. The Topeka Tennis association has or ganized for the season, having secured a number of new members. The old players, about all of them being cham pions of one kind or another, are al ready in the game, and there will be plenty of work done before the state tournament which the players hope will put them in shape to vanquish all comers. DENVER PRIZE FIGHT. Frank Bartley and Matty Matthews Spar to a Draw. Denver. May 9. The work of Frank Bartley of Chicago in the twenty-round fight with Matty Matthews, of New York last night, which ended in a draw, proved a revelation to the spectators, who did not consider him a match for the New Yorker. In the whole contest Bartley easily outpointed Matthews, but the latter showed wonderful powers of endurance. The number of fair blows landed by both men was 72, of which 39 were marked in Bartley's favor and 33 to the credit of Matthews. The best work of Matthews was in the ninth, fourteenth, sixteenth and last rounds. FILIPINOS SHUT OUT. Refused a Landing on United States Shores. San Francisco, May 9. United States Immigration Commissioner North has refused to permit the landing of ten native Filipinos who arrived here a few days ago on the steamer City of Pekin. The natives are under contract to ex hibit in a New York museum. Commis sioner North takes the position, there fore, that because of their agreement to place themselves on exhibition, they are contract laborers, and as such are not entitled to land in this country. On the other hand the Filipinos claim that they are actors and not laborers. They will probably appeal the case to Wash ington. Wrecked on Kangaroo Islaijd. Adelaide. South Australia. May 9. The British ship Loch Sloy, Capt. Nicol, from Clyde on January 5 for Adelaide and Melbourne, was wrecked on Kan garoo island on April 24. Five passen gers and twenty-five of the crew were drowned. Four of those on board the ship escaped from the wreck, but three of them are still wandering in the bush. KANSAS MILLIONS Farmers of Sunflower State Filling the Banks. Increase of Orer S 1,000,000 In Deposits. ONLY PART OF BANKS. National Banks Not Included In Summary. Figures by J. W. Breidenthal and Therefore Reliable. The people of Kansas have plenty of money in the banks and the prospects of a first class crop give promise of largely increased bank accounts. There is now deposited in the state banks of Kansas alone the sum of $23, 042.878.29. These figures are shown by the bank statements received by Commissioner Breidenthal for the period ending March 18, 1899. The returns on ithe quarterly state ments for April 5, 1898, practically a cor responding period last year, show that patrons of the state banks had on de posit $22,318,164.98. This shows an increase in favor of the present year amounting to $724,703.31. The increase would have been over one million dollars in deposits were it not for the fact that two of the largest banks in the state recently went into the national banking system. These were the Wichita banks, which carried deposits amounting to more than $500, 000, which would have made the total amount of money in state banks reach, over a million, two hundred thousand dollars more than at the same date of last year. FOR MEMORIAL DAT. Commander Coulter Issues an Order Urging Its Observance. O. H. Coulter, department commander of the Kansas G. A. It., is sending out general order No. 2, pertaining to Me morial day, May 30. He urges a strict observance of the day and counsels the members of the organization to see that no soldiers' graves are neglected. He says: . "In twining wreaths on the monu ments to leaders we pay tribute to those who were led. A rosebud on the grave of a soldier or sailor symbolizes our love for the memory of all who wore the union blue, whether they sleep amid monuments of marble or rest in the grave of an Unknown." The last national encampment of the G. A. R. provided that Lincoln's address- J at Gettysburg should be made a fea ture of all Memorial day exercises. This i will be read at every celebration of that . character in Kansas this year. CUT TELEGRAPH BILLS. Auditor Cole Forces a Compliance With the New Law. The telegraph companies evidently fear the power of the state and have accepted a reduction of their charges for messages in compliance with the provisions of the new law. This action on the part of the com panies was not caused by generosity on their part, but the reduction was made by State Auditor Coie in issuing war rants for the payment of the monthly teleeraph bill. The companies pre sented their bills made out at the usual rates charged for the transmission of messages, but Mr. Cole would not audit them in this condition. He went to work and cut the bills down to the rate authorized by the new law and then said he would issue the warrants. The telegraph companies accepted the reduction without a murmur. Some time ago the companies announced that messages would not be accepted from the state officers and charged subject to settlement the first of each month. When this became public a new tack was taken and the officers announced that the companies would not change their method of dealing with the state. This came after Mr. Cole had an nounced that he would not audit the vouchers at the old rates. He was as good as his word and the bills were paid on the basis which was fixed by Mr. Cole. HE DARES TO SPEAK. Republican Protests Against Crip pling ol Educational Institutions. Charles F. Scott, editor ot the Iola Register, and a member of the board of regents of the state university, has written Governor Stanley a strong let ter protesting against the proposed in vestigation of William Rogers of Wash ington, the Populist member of the board. It will be remembered that Rogers was ousted from this position during the administration of Governor Morrill by an investigation arranged and conducted by Cyrus Leland. Rogers was convicted of every charge, as a matter of course, and removed. When Governor Leedy came into office he re-appointed Rogers. Now some of the Republican politicians want to get rid of Rogers and another investigation is suggested as the proper method. Mr. Scott says Rogers prevented the removal of Chancellor Snow by his Populist regent associates; that he is an ardent supporter of the university, and that he is an honest and conscien tious member of the board. Leland has threatened to file complaints against Rogers. Takes the White Veil. New York, May 9. Sister Imelda Theresa, the former Salvation Arm v brigadier, whose conversion to the Catholic faith a little more than two years ago created a stir in the army ranks, assumed the white veil last Sun day in the chapel of the mother house of the congregation of St. Catherine de Ricci of the Third Order of St. Dominic, at Albany. To Drain 30,000 Acres. Wabash, Ind.. May 9. Contracts were closed last night for the largest ditch ever dug in Indiana. It is known as the Bear Lake ditch, lies chiefly in Noble and Steuben counties, and will drain 30.000 acres of land. With its branches, it is seventy miles long, and the total cost is $55.000. Von Diedrichs to Rest Berlin, May 9. Admiral von Died richs has been granted a leave of ab sence of three months.