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LAST EDITION.
SATURDAY EVENING.
TOPEKA, KANSAS, APRIL, 14. 1900.
SATURDAY EVENING.
THRE CENT&.
I Pages 1 to 8.
BIG SIIOU OPEIIS.
Paris Exposition Starts Off at
Noon Today.
A Yisit Equal to a Tour of the
World,
SAYS GENERAL PORTER
Every Govern uient of Any Im
portance Represented.
1'uited States Will Be Well Paid
For Expenditure.
Paris. April 14 At noon today France
opened to the world the crowning ex
position of all countries. The most fav
orable weather conditions prevailed and
Innunie.-able blight colored domes and
minarets glistened in the sunshine. Paris
war. early astir with people wending
their way towards the F.lysee and in the
direction of the exposition in the hope
or witnessing the presidential procession
at some part of its journey.
All the public buildings and number
less private houses were decorated with
trophies of Hags, chiefly the tri-color.
The neighborhood of the exposition was
especially gay with bunting while most
of the pavilions themselves were sur
mounted with floating banners.
Within the exposition grounds this
morning all was bustle and animation in
a supreme effort to clear away all un
sightly obstacles in order to leave an
unobstructed road and an external ap
pearance of completeness to the palaces
for the presidential party in its passage
through the grounds. The tinishing
touches were hastily given the mag
eilfient Salle des Fetes. The aspect of
the exposition has greatly improved
even from that of yesterday although
the installation of exhibits has natural
ly, undergone little advance, the external
-ff-et produced by the incessant labors
of the past two days is already fine and
decidedly picturesque.
The unfinished condition of the expo
sit ion on inauguration day is regrettable
and perhaps misleading. It must be
borne in mind that this is the only phase
and on its completion within three
weeks or-a month from now. the expo
sition will indisputably be the moat at
tractive and magnificentAyet seen.
AMERICANS ARK PRO I'D.
Americans, especially, are proud of
their display at this world's fair, for
the United States stands second only
to Fiance herself in number of exhibit
ors, which treble those of any fortign
country.
The following is a table of exhibitors
which speaks eloquently of American
enterprise: France, 30. 000; UnHed
States. 6.5C4; F.elgium. 2,r00; Oermar.y,
2.0UO; Italy, 2.000; Russia. l.,r)00; Scandi
navia. 1.400: Austria. 1,000; Great Tirit
ain. GOO; the British colonies, 600. Amer
ica has three times the number of ex
hibitors that France had at the world's
fair in Chicago. She occupies 32'. 052
square feet with her 47 distinct exhibi
tion spaces. F.3 in main exposition
grounds. 14 in trie Vincennes annex, in
cluding the ground covered by our
eagle surmounting the national pavilion,
the Quai d'Orsay.
American enterprise, however, is not
only shown in the size of her represen
tation but also in the preparedness of
her installation as compared with that
of most of the other countries and it
can be safely said that but for the di
latoi iness of : French workmen and
methods the United States exhibits
would have been exposed ih their show
cases to today's visitors. Unfortunate
ly French tardiness has hampered all
American efforts to rush matters.
Thus In most of our show- spaces every
thing is prepared, the glass cases are
ready to receive exhibits, but the Ameri
can officials are afraid to display the
valuable articles to the likelihood of ilam
ase by the clouds of dust arising from
work on the adjacent embryonic installa
tion. AX OHJKCT LESSON.
The highest testimonial to Americnn
hood comes from Commissioner I'icipiart
himself. Alter comparing the state of
progress of the Installation of various
nations, ho said to Commissioner General
Peek:
"it is an object lesson to us all, to see
the American people work. I thank you
for your promptitude and the advanced
condition of work in the United States
sections."
General Horace Porter, the United
States ambassador, after the inaugural
ceremony said to a representative of the
Associated Press:
"The present French exposition will
attract even greater interest than any
previous effort made in Paris to dis-
I Ql A -STREET TYPE rj A CAbbV A PARtS - 'X
Ccpelca $tat Journal
INDEX OF TODAY'S PAPER.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14th, 1900.
Weather predictions for the next 24 hours:
For Kansas Partly cloudy tonight and
Sunday, with possibly showers; cooler
Sunday afternoon or night; variable
winds.
IMPORTANT NEWS AND FEATURES.
Paok.
1 Kansas National Guard.
Curtis Wants to Be Senator.
Paris Exposition Opened Today.
Prince of Wales Sick.
Coal Miners Burled in a Burning Pit.
Telegraph Operators Strike Growing.
Bryan Democrats Welcome Dewey.
Governor Stanley's Dates.
Millions for War ; Little for Famine.
2 Kansas News.
Sporting Hews.
3 Eailroad News.
4 Easter Sunday Church Services.
Today's Republican Primaries.
Late Telegraph News.
5 Social and Personal News.
Some Resolutions Adopted.
Montagu White Says Boers Will Win.
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Markets.
Els Flan Failed.
Wants, Real Estate, Classified Ads.
Snap Shots at Home News.
Topeka Men Strike It In Klondike.
Today's London Cable Letter.
Queen's Vi3it to Ireland. ,
"Messiah" Week at Lindsborg.
Humor of the Day.
Easter, Most Dramatic Church Event.
Easter Blessings.
Entry of Christ Into Jerusalem.
Well Dressed Men of Easter.
Editorial.
For the Women.
Easter Millinery.
Menu3 and Cooking Notes.
Social and Personal News.
Stories of the Town.
The Porto Rico of Today.
Theatrical News.
Short Story.
Cronje at St. Helena.
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play before the world the products of
the various nations. Every government
of any importance will be represented,
and in the way of sight-seeing and the
gathering of general information, a
visit to it will be equal to making a
tour of the world.
"Owing to the broad views and the
public spirit early manifested by Presi
dent McKinley regarding this enterprise
and to the liberality of congress in pro
viding means for organizing a credit
able and attractive American section,
our country has secured a representa
tion which will arouse universal inter
est. The increase in our commerce
with European nations which will re
sult in this systematic and extensive
display of products will without doubt
enlarge our foreign trade to such a
marked degree that the country will
be repaid many times for the wise ex
penditures authorized by the govern
ment. The friendly intercourse wfhich
will take place between prominent and
influential people from all lands will
do much it is trusted to bring about
better understandings between the
countries and to foster that good will
which is so necessary among nations
in securing an era of harmony and
peace."
WHAT PECK SAID.
United States Commissioner General
F. W. Peck said:
"The exhibits of the great interna
tional exposition inaugurated today re-
ilecling the arts, sciences and indus
tries of the present age will be an
achievement of heretofore unequaled
perfection. At no other similar event
have the nations of the world so elab
orately and ambitiously participated.
While artistical architectural effects
are not lacking and the ensemble of
the buildings and gardens will be bril
liant, yet this exposition will be most
noted for the exhaustiveness of its ex
hibits and for the intelligence of their
arrangement and the beatuty of their
installation. A gold medal at Paris in
li'00 will be a trophy of which any ex
hibitor may be proud. It will mean
supremacy over the best mankind can
accomplish.
"The United States will be represent
ed by the largest number of exhibitors
of any foreign nation and the awards
for which our exhibitors will struggle
will be a test of the quality of our rep
resentation and will evidence the re
ward of our achievements."
LOUBET'S OPENING WORDS.
President Loubet as he stood in the
presidential tribune, surrounded by the
members of the cabinet and his house
hold opened the exposition with the
words: "I declare the exposition of
1900 open." Thus was the Paris expo
sition, designed to celebrate the
world's entry into' the new century in
augurated and shouts of "vive Loubet"
and "vive la Republique" rose from his
4.000 hearers and silk hats were waved
in the air. The crowds outside the hall
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
Scenes in Paris Durina
OUR "WARRIORS."
National Guard is Showing Re
sult of Reorganization.
Annual Inspection Fixed For
May and June.
MANY GOLD MEDALS.
They Will Be Given For Target
Practice.
Companies to Have 3,000
Rounds of Ammunition.
Since the Kansas National Guard has
been reorganized and placed on a firmer
and better basis than it has been on
since before the -war, the powers which
have direct charge of the organization
are making additional efforts to stimu
late interest and to develop the militia
throughout the state.
The guard for several years has been
going into a steady decline whicli at
one time threatened its complete de
struction. Only a year ago several
companies were mustered out of the
service for inefficiency and incom
petency, and now new companies are
being placed only where there are suffi
cient reasons to justify the opinion that
a true military spirit will prevail In
keeping them up.
The annual inspection of the K. N. G.
this year will take place in May and
June at such dates as are best suited
to the convenience of the commanding
officers.
The military department of the state
has lixed the season for target practice
from May 15 to November 30, the small
arms practice to be under the rules
and regulations provided by the noted
tactician Col. James M. Rice. From
these rules and regulations no devia
tions will be permitted.
Each company of the guard, for small
arms practice, will have 3,000 rounds of
ammunition. The adjutant general
will recommend that at least -one week
be devoted to target shooting.
The state military department is
offering liberal inducements to secure
good work in target practice, the fol
lowing medals having been provided for
the work this year:
A gold medal to the company having
the highest company score.
A gold medal to the company having
the highest percentage of .attendance at
target practice.
A silver medal to the company having
the second highest percentage of its
members in attendance.
A handsome gold medal will be given
to the man making the highest indi
vidual score.
A silver medal is provided for the
man making the second highest indi
vidual score.
These announcements will soon be
promulgated by the governor, wh-j is
the commander in chief of the K. N. G.
GOVERNOR'S SPEAKING DATES.
He Will Be Kept Busy Until June
19.
Governor Stanley has made the fol
lowing engagements for addresses:
Holton, Y. M. C. A., April 22.
. Fort Scott, railway men, April 26.
Bonner Springs, high school. May S.
Chanute. high school. May 4.
Seabrook. church, May 6.
Olathe, high school. May 8.
Clyde, high school, May 18.
Iola, high school. May 21.
Oakley, high school, May 24.
Colby, high school, May 25.
Clav Center, Memorial day, May 30.
Baldwin, Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A.,
June 3.
Abilene, State Bankers' association,
June 7.
Topeka, Epworth League, June 19.
"WOULD COMPLY WITH LAW.
Armour Company Wants Authority to
Do Business.
J. Ogden Armour, president, and C.
P. Langdon, secretary, of the Armour
Packing company, which is incorpo
rated under the laws of New Jersey,
have filed with the secretary of state a
certificate of consent to be sued in
Kansas.
L This action is taken in accordance
with the provisions of the Bush corpo
ration law, enacted by the Populist
special session of the legislature.
HURT IN A RUNAWAY
James McCully Injured by a Collison
With Heavy Truck.
James' McCully and his five-year-old
son had a narrow escape Friday by be
ing run into by a heavy transfer wagon.
Mr. McCully was driving with his son
in a buggy near the Santa Fe freight
depot. A team hitched to a heavy wagon
ran away and collided with his vehicle,
thfowing the horse and completely de
molishing the buggy. The little boy was
unhurt. Mr. McCully is confined to his
lied today by severe bruises but is not
dangerously injured.
President of W. U. College.
LeMars, Iowa, April 14. The board of
trustees of Western Union college of
the United Evangelical church has
elected as president of the college and
faculty Rev. Norman Henry Thoren,
pastor of Salem church, of Napier
ville. 111.
the Exposition Season.
OFF FOR HOUSTON.
Topeka Delegation to Transmissis
sippi Congress Leaves Sunday.'
The Topeka delegates to the Trans
Mississippi Commercial congress at
Houston, Texas, will' leave tomorrow.
Those who are going from here are
Mayor C. J. Drew, Sam Radges, J. S.
Warner, O. P. Updegraf, E. T. Sim,
James A. Troutman. C. H. O'Neil, C. L.
Wood, Howe' Jones, and John Lee. Mr.
Troutman will be accompanied by Mrs.
Troutman.
The -greater part of the delegation
will go over the Santa Fe, leaving To
peaka at 11:55 tomorrow. Part of the
delegates represent the. state, others
represent the city of Topeka, and others
art- represer tatives of the Commercial
club.
SENATORJURTIS,
Our Congressman Plainly Work
ing to Get Into the United
States Senate.
Charles Curtis is now evidently at
work laying the foundation upon which
he hopes to build an election as United
States senator to succeed Lucien Baker.
It has been admitted by the Curtis
managers in Shawnee county that Mr.
Curtis has an ambition to become
United States senator, but it has not
been said that he is doing any active
work for the place at this time.
Incidents which have transpired dur
ing the past few days, however, indi
cate that Mr. Curtis is how at work
organizing his canvass for that .posi
tion. A few weeks ago the politicians were
discussing the fact that John Metsker,
of Washington, D. C, had sent out a
great number of letters to Kansas coun
ties, asking for the names of the chair
man and secretary of every county Re
publican central committee in the state.
The letter from Mr. Metsker also con
tained an additional request for the
names of the probable nominee and
present list of candidates for the legis
lature, both in the house and senate.
A general flood of these letters at
tracted the attention of the politicians,
and an inquiry was made concerning
their purpose. It was first ascertained
tnat the expressed intention was to
make use of the lists in mailing con
gressional documents for the benefit of
county headquarters. This theory, how
ever, did not satisfy the wiseacres in
the Republican- party, and a. request
from the Republican managers of sev
eral counties to a Kansas man in Wash
ington caused an investigation to be
made.
It is now stated that a Kansas man
who is in one of the departments at
Washington, who is well acquainted
with Metsker, called upon him and ob
tained the admission that Metsker is
managing the Curtis campaign for sen
ator. . '
The report has come back to Kansas
and the politicians are not at all surprised
that Mr. Curtis has gone into this race.
This fact bears out a statement made by
Cyrus Iceland some months ago. Mr. Le
land said, in substance, the following.
"Mr. Curtis told me in Washington that
he expected to be a candidate for the sen-
atorship. He told me this as one of the
reasons why he expected to fulfill the
Horton agreement by which he was to
refrain from entering the congressional
race against Mr. Bailey.
"Mr. Curtis not only told me of his in
tention to run for senator, but stated that
he would thereby tie out of Mr. Bailey s
way in me congressional contest.
When Mr. Leland came from Washing
ton and told this to his friends they
laugneti at nim. one ot them, a senator
ial possibility, said in the presence of a
journal reporter to air. jeiand:
"Cy, you are talking wild again."
"Wait-and see." replied Mr. Leland.
with his customary smile. "Mr. Curtis
will be in the race for senator just the
same."
Some of the politicians again laughed
at Leland, who said:
"Mr. Curtis not only told me he would
be in tne race, but asked me to help him.
.uany incidents nave been reported
around the corridors of the state house
and the Copeland leading the politicians
to conclude that Mr. Curtis is working to
develop a sentiment which he will later
work upon In his candidacy for L nited
States senator.
At this time the circumstances would
seem to justify the statement that Mr.
Curtis is now a candidate to succeed Sen
ator Baker, in the event the victory for
Baker or Burton is not overwhelming. In
that event Mr. Curtis will try again,
when the time comes to choose "a succes
sor to Senator Harris, provided of course.
the Republicans have the control of the
legislature.
Friends of Mr. Curtis may deny that he
seeks this honor, but the tact is he wants
it and is after It.
SEATS IN CAPITOL SQUARE,
Woman's Club Undertakes a Meri
torous Work.
The Woman's club, of Topeka, which
is engaged in various forms of char
itable work as well as literary, has
taken up a new line, and decided to
seat Capitol square. The ladies realize
that it takes time to lay out parks and
make them ready for use, and they
think that these grounds may be pro
vided with seats for the benefit of the
public at very little expense.
In the four corners of the grounds
where the walks curve are places where
seats may be placed without injury to
the grass. ; They would even add to the
appearance of the grounds, besides be
ing a convenience for visitors. The
ladies intend to lay the matter before
Governor Stanley, but if they fail to
secure the desired financial aid they
will raise the money themselves to pro
vide the- seats.
' F1ME.ST" OP PASUS .
WELCOME DEWEY
Bryan Democratic Press Com
mittee Bulletin
Accepts the Admiral's Profes
sion of Faith.
IF NOT NOMINATED
He Is Expected to Abide by the I
Results
And Wheel Into Line'in Support
of Bryan.
Chicago, April 14. Bryan Democrats
have decided to welcome Admiral Dew
ey into the Democratic party. Such is
the position officially outlined in to
day's issue of the Democratic press bul
letin. "We may accept the admiral's declar
ation of his political faith as indicating
that he is with the Democratic party at
least on an overwhelming majority of
the issues it has taken up, runs the
article which is from the pen of Wil
lis j. Abbott, head of the Democratic
iterary bureau. "This is a most grat
ifying fact." the article continues. "It
indicates that should the Democratu
party after mature deliberations deny
to the admiral the nomination which he
seeks, it may nevertheless count on his
co-operation and his influence in behalf
of its efforts to end the ev
ils of McKinleyism by ending the reign
ot tne Emperor W llliam I.
On commenting on the purport of his
article Mr. Abbott said: "We are nat
urally delighted at the prospect of such
a distinguished acquisition to our ranks
as Admiral Dewey, but of course we
expect the admiral to 'plav fair' and
accept the good old Democratic doctrine
of abiding by the result of an hone3t
Democratic convention.
BUT 25,000 MEN.
TransvaalCommissioner's State
ment of Boer Strength.
Rome, April 14. Nothing Is known
here in corroboration of the report pub
lished abroad that Count Von Buelow,
the German minister of foreign affairs,
had visited'the Transvaal peace envoys
at Milan and the story is not cred'ted.
The Portuguese . minister, Senor De
Carvalho Vasconcellos, however, has
gone to that city.
An interview is published here in
which Jonkherr Abram Fischer, one of
the Transvaal commissioners, is al
leged to have declared that the South
African republics were willing to make.
any sacrifice in order to preserve their
liberty and independence. They did
not wish, he declared, to add to their
territory, but merely to retain it and to
live peacefully at home. The republics,
he continued, had only 25,000 soldiers
and Great Britain was exaggerating the
numbers in order to magnify her vic
tories. The interview then adds:
"At this moment Jcnkherr Fischer
received a telegram and on reading it
he exclaimed, 'Good news from Africa.
START FOR THE HAGUE.
Milan. April 14. The Boer peace com
missioners started, for The Hague this
afternoon. Dr. Leyds, the diplomatic
agent of the Transvaal, accompanying
them as far as Brussels.
BOER MOVEMENT CHECKED.
London, April 14 "The forward move
ment of tne Boers is checked," say3
Lord Roberts. This is taken to mean
not by fighting, but by dispositions to
head off their advance and bar their
way to vulenrable points in the line of
British communications. Relief is on
the way to Wepener. The Boers in Na
tal appear incapable of developing an
aggressive movement at Elandslaagte.
Lord Methuen is at Sewartkopfontein,
12 miles east of Boshof. and is sending
small, swift columns through the adja
cent country. Lord Chesham, command
ing one of these, encountered a small
commando about ten miles southeast of
Sewartkopfontein. He found most of the
farms occupied by women and children
only.
An editorial note in the Daily Mail
avers that Mafeking is in a very bad
way and that the hope of relief is far
off as no force is advancing from the
south.
NEWS BRIEFS.
CHICAGO STREET RAILWAYS
UNITE.
Chicago, April 14. Meetings held to
day by the directors of the Chicago Un
ion Traction company and the stocks
holders of the Chicago Consolidated
Traction company it is understood
practically concluded negotiations
which have been in progress for sev
eral weeks for the consolidation of the
two or anizations into one vast system
of street railways the Consoldiated
Traction company being absorbed by
the Union Traction company.
CORTELYOU'S SUCCESSOR NAMED
Washington. April 14. The promotion
yesterday of Assistant becretary Cor
telyou to be secretary to the president
was followed by the announcement
from the executive mansion of tw oth
er appointments, namely Benjamin F.
Barnes of Pennsylvania, to be assistant
secretary to the president; Rudolph
Forster, of Virginia to be executive
clerk to the president.
FOUND AN ERROR.
Springfield. 111., April 14. In the case
of former Bakner Ed S. Dr"eyer of
Chicago, under a penitentiary sentence
for embezzlement the supreme court to
day granted the writ of supersedeas
asked by Dreyer's attorneys, holding
that the failure to swear in the bailiffs
in charge of the Jury in the last trial
was a reversable error.
Hennessey's Will Filed.
Dubuque, la.. April 14. The late
Archbishop Hennessey's two wills, da
ted January 18, were filed today. One
is like his probated will on January 17,
giving his estate personally acquired to
Catholic institutions. The other gives
the estate inherited from his brother,
David J. Hennessey of St. Paul to his
relatives. There will be no contest, the
amicable suit having been entered' by
his brother Michael, me.-ely to meet le
gal requirements.
MIDDLE-OF-THE-ROADERS.
G. C. Clemens Will Call a State Con
vention. ' A call will soon be issued by G. C.
Clemens for a state convention of
middle-of-the-road Populists to name
SG delegates to the national convention
to be held at Cincinnati, May 9.
Since the Populists and fusionists
have caused Mr. Clemens to Vacate the
councils of those elements of politics, he
has started out to run a party of his
own. A Socialist movement, sustained
by the middle-of-the-road forces, is the
general plan which Clemens is follow
ing. U A BURNING PIT.
Coal Miners Are Imprisoned in
Pennsylvania.
Pittsburg, April 14. A number of
miners, variously estimated at from two
to sixteen, are imprisoned in the Essen
No. 3 mine at Hazelton station, be
hind a wall of flame and smoke. They
were caught yesterday by the fire, and
all last night men fought the flames
and women waited in helpless agony
about the pit mouth. State Mine In
spector James Black, of Idlewood, is
on the scene, and has very little hope
that any of the men will come out
of the mine alive. The smoke and gas
have probably done their deadly work
before now.
Tho Essen mine is fourteen miles
from Pittsburg on the Pittsburg, Char
tiers & Youghiogeny railroad. It is
owned by the Pittsburg Coal company.
A miner named John Govers. who
forced his way out through the fire
and smoke, said that two companions
still remain in the mine, but they
would not attempt to dash through the
hre. The miners report that sixteen
men have not been accounted for and
the superintendent of the mines admits
that two foreigners are missing. Owing
to the uncertainty regarding names
among the foreigners who form the
large part of the miners, it is said to
be very hard to determine whether or
not all of them are out. The fire was
started in the pump house, between
the main entry and the return course.
tne cause being unknown. Inspector
Black and men worked all last right.
Essen No. 3 was formerly the prop
erty of the Essen Coal company, which
sold out to the Pittsburg Coal com
pany when that company was organ
ized. It is a comparatively new mine
and well equipped. Its annual output
is about 185,000 tons. It is located a
short distance from Woodville on the
Chartiers branch of the Pan Handle
railroad. Hazleton station is rather an
isolated place, being reached directly
only by the Pittsburg, Chartiers &
Youghiogeny railroad, the passenger
service on which is limited to three or
four trains each way in twenty-four
hours.
George W. Schlendeberg, general sup
erintendent of the Pittsburg Coal coni
pany stated at 2 o'clock this afternoon
that the fire was under control. Only
two men are missing and it has not
been determined that they are in the
mine.
AMERICANS RETREAT
Before an Attack of Filipino
Insurgents.
Manila, April 14. The insurgents,
supposedly Mascado's command, are
again active -about the Marivales moun
tains across the bay from Manila. A
force estimated at 300 attacked Balanga
where three companies of the Thirty
second infantry are stationed, on Mon
day night, but were easily repulFed.
Yesterday they attacked Captain Gold
man with thirty me,n of the Thirty
second regiment, near Orion, killing
two Americans. Goldman then retired.
The transport Thomas sails, taking
General Theodore Schw'an and 300 dis
charged and sick soldiers.
FAMILY AT DISSER.
Chicago Porch Climbers Secure Dia
monds While Owners 'Eat
Chicago, April 14 While the family
of Abram M. Rothschild, a prominent
business man, were at dinnef porch
climbers entered their residence, 3i2a
Michigan avenuev and carried off dia
monds and other jewels valued at $2,000.
The thieves were frightened away be
for they had completed their search of
the rooms on the upper floors and one
of them was seen as he was making his
escape from a portico at the rear or
the house. No clews to the identity of
the robbers have been obtained.
From the methods employed in tne
burglary it is suspected that the jewels
were stolen by the same gang who en
tered Millionaire OrTm W. Potter s resi
dence last Monday night and conducted
several previous raids of like nature.
Weather Indications.
Chicago. April 14. For Kansas: Part
ly cloudv tonight and Sunday with pos
sibly showers: cooler Sunday afternoon
or night; variable winds.
John Bull to indJa Go and tell your
of use for ray
WiBESJRE CUT.
Striking Telegraph Operators
of the Southern Railway
Are Making a Desperate Fight
For Success.
IS GROWING RAPIDLY.
More Operators Are Joining the
Strike Daily.
Officials Concede That Business
Is Seriously Hampered.
Chattanooga. Tenn., April 14. A bul
letin issued by the striking operators
of the Southern Railway today insists
that the reports received by wire and
long-distance telephone show that the
strike is growing rapidly, and that
more operators are joining the strikers
every day.
The Southern Railway officials this
morning stated that the wires have
been cut on the Memphis. Knoxville and
Atlanta divisions of the Southern Kail
way, and that there is considerable in
terference with the operation of trains,
especially on the Knoxville division.
The passenger train from Washington,
due here at 8:40 this morning, was
annulled on account of trouble on the
Nashville division. The local from
Birmingham was cn time this morring,
indicating, that the Birmingham d!vi
sion has not been seriously disturbed.
Forces of linemen were sent out from
this city over the various divisions, and
the Southern Railway officials are tak
ing steps to arrest and prosecute per-
sons who cut the wires or otherwise
interfere with the traffic of the system.
The claim is made here by the repre
sentatives of the O. R. T. that the loss
to the Southern Railway in perishable
freights since the strike already
amounts to $300,000.
WALES IS SICK.
Has Been Compelled to Consult
- a Throat Specialist.
Copenhagen, April 14. The Prince of
Wales, who visited this city for the pur
pose of taking part in the celebra
tion of King Christian's birthday, April
8, is suffering from an affection of the
throat and has been obliged to consult
a specialist.
YOUNG GEORGE DEWEY
Will Show the Old Man the Sights of
Chicago.
Chicago, April 14. George Dewey, jr..
will help show his father the sights
when the admiral comes to town May
1. The sailor chieftain's son, who is a
full-fledged young Chicago business
man, called at Dewey day headquarters
to confer w-ith the committee on re
ception. George, jr.. looked over the
"plan and -scop?." said he thought his
father would like it. and accepted the
chairman's invitation to become a
member of the committee and help the
old folks enjoy themselves. The young
man will meet his distinguished parents
at the train on their arrival from
Washington and will sit in ihe Dewey
box at the Auditorium ball..
Army headquarters in the Pullman
building have received instructions
from the war department for the par
ticipation of the regulars at Fort Sher
idan in the May-day parade. Four hun
dred troops, comprising four companies
of the Fifth infantry, in command of
Colonel Richard Comba. and. one bat
terry of aitillery. Captain Frank Thorp
commanding, were detailed.
STANDS BY TRUSTS.
flew JllJ Abbuiuojr uciiciM . J
Indicates His Course.
Columbus, O., April 14. Attorney
General Sheets announces today that
he will ask the circuit court to dismiss
the suit brought by his predecessor,
Mr. Monnett, to oust the Cleveland and
Sandusky Brewing company from its
charter on the ground that it operated
in violation of the anti-trust law. The
attorney general says the state has
failed to make a case and that it will
entail useless expense to continue the
litigation.
QUEEN'S MORNING DRIVE.
Dublin, April 14. The queen took her
customary morning drive today. Shs
will visit the Kilmainham hospital this
afternoon and thence will go to the cas
tle, where she will take tea with Earl
Cadogan, the lord lieutenant o Ire
land and Countess Cadogan.
From the Rocky Mountain News.
troubles to a policeman. " I have plenty
money.

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