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' ' . - LAST EDITION. WEDXEbj EVEXING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, APKIL. 18, 1900. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. DULLER MUST GO, That Is What Roberts' Censure Is Thought to Mean. Message of the Commander-in-Chief Held Back SINCE FEUUUAltY 13TH. British at. Wepener Are Still Surrounded. Boers Busy Making Trenches at Warreutou. Iondon, April 18.-1:55 P. M.-Lord Roberts criticisms of (".I'll Buller, Gen. Warren and Col.Thorneyerof t, continue topics of acute interest. All the aiter lioon papers comment at length on tne strictures of the commander in chief Oi South Africa, taking the same lines as the American papers, praising Lord Roberts fur his frankness and speculat ing upon what the publication of the dispatches at the present moment por tends. Some of them maintain there is nothing left for ('Jen. Buller but to re sign. The St. James Gazette is partic ularly scathing. Kef erring to Gen. Bul ler's report it says: Never in the history of armies did it happen that generals scribbled their confessions of failure and defeat of use less fleaths of men and of discredit to the flag in a manner which suggests a careful selection from the forced jocu larity of the funny man, the slangy chatj.-r of the horsey woman and the .-allele of the smoking room late in the tV'-r.in?;." The Globe declares that a "more piti able record of indecision in plan and confusion in execution we have seldom read." and adds that what little repu tation Gtn. Buller had left has been scatter. -d to the winds. Practically no developments have been reported so far in today's South African cables. A dispatch from War reni hi dated Tuesday. April 17. says: "Finding the Boers busy making new trenches we exploded lyddite shells fol lowing up these with the maxims. The ene:iiy'3 ambulance was afterwards ob served on the spot." From Wepener there is nothing later than Lord Roberts' message of yester tlay and presumably neither side has Kained any particular advantage at any j.oint in the theater of war sinc e the last official dispati hes were received. Lord Roberts' dispatch was dated Jilof iiu'oiitein. Tuesday, April IT; and u as as follows: "Our force at Wepener is still sur rounded, but it is reported that the ene my are attacking in a very half hearted manner and are anxious about their v .mmunications. hearing that forces are approaching Wepener from two direc tionsone under Gen. Rundle via Red dersburg. and another under Gen. Bra- oaiit with (Jen. Hart s brigade in Iort, via Rouxville. sup- "on the reoccupation of Rouxville April 15. the few Boers there reticed.and Jen. Brabant, made some important arrests. "Violent storms of rain have some what interfered with the march of these columns, but it is hoped they will soon be able to make their presence more decidedly felt. "Gen Settle reports from Kenhardt. April 14. that 2(K Transvaalers made a """"ra atiacK the previous d lay on jjopaspnort, nelu bv a party of orpons Horse. Our losses one wounded. Th were two killed and J enemy's losses must r ' lm -v applied to us Tor doctors and an ambulance " Why the government has chosen this f ""I n;nent to publish the dispatch Horn Lord Roberts pronouncing pon Sir Redvers P.uller umi so- i-hr..Z Wi two Of his must irv,..' siibordinate commanders is not known. I his dispatch, written February 13 has been in the hands of the war office lor rue weeks. The revelation of their incapacity ofThe4;',"'1 ,' "ntrmine th nttdence ot the m, ops in their leadership Lord Roberts' dispatch with the en closures is the great feature of the Lon don press this morning rn a Iomr edi torlal. the Daily News speaks Tf "the somewhat api.alling language" of the dispatch and then goes on to sav I pon the whole these dispatches are disquieting and dishearten,,,., i mimediatelv Mou , iic recall or enej-Ml n..,,,..... will create c .i,i ', twy ... . . ..m.npitui II eeling of un easiness ana anxiety. The Standard which is supposed to be .. the confidence of the government i says "It is scarcely likely that the publi on of Lord Roberts' dispatch is w t ioi out lca- l,v. 1" e. 11 rrnSKti , whether it is not to be followed by fur ther important changes in the South African commands. Painful as such measures may be. there must be no hesitation in carrying them out if thev are required in the public interest" . Jipfi'f Telegraph compliments Lord Robeits upon "not hesitatine where great national interests are at stake, to wound private susceptibill- The Daily Chronicle confesses to "a wh enre-f Un ''"hsterna tion The Times says- .1?obTs; Feverp condemnation is justified only too clear! v bv the offi c al narratives of what t.,k place The Btory is painful; but it is well for the nation and for the armv ,k. rl.,S be tolrl Urtv .l ,.' .. '"."- "UIU without con- cealment or exaceerati. -It is not the least of the great ser vices Lord Roberts is now render" the .. i.r riiwses with judicial Impartiality and wise and wholesome severity errors and omissions in hteh quarters which have cost us so much.'- Vv hether the government has any SP rial purpese or net in publishing th dispatch, the way in which it has been re-eivci will make it most dim-'ult t" retain the censured commanders in ac tive service. Lotd Roberts' long wait and the Eoer activity have seriously disturb -d pub lie equanimity. He is still 3)n miles from Pretoria. No one doubts the rd'ri mate success of British arms, but be hind the British army that crushes the Boer armies an army of occupation w'id liave to be installed. From various sources come hints that more men u.-n are already provided for will have to l' Bent out. - ..' Hoberts indicates that at least lO.Oiifl men are advancing to cut off th" Boers who are investing Wepener. 4s there are reports from the Basuto border that firing has been heard it, th direction of the hills toward Dewits U la S'wssibu Csnwal chc-nui- cides' advanced troops are already in contact with the Boers. Lord Roberts wires that he expected to clear the southeast section of the Free State east of the railway and then to swing round to the north and to turn one after another the positions held by the Boers north of Bloemfontein. General Buller's prohibition of all press telegrams in Natal until further notice is taken to indicate that a move ment is about to begin there. CASUALTIES AT WEPENER. Maseru, April 17. Colonel Dalgely's casualties since he has been besieged at Wepener have been 20 killed and 100 wounded. The Boer losses are reported to have been considerably heavier. After the night attack on April 12 the dead were left on the field where they still lie unburied. There is a conflict of opinion among the leaders. Some want to attack again, while others re fuse to do so. Desultory cannon tiring and "sniping" continues. The Caledon is rising, which alarms the Boers, who are now on both sides of the river, and might be cut off if the stream were to become flooded. Five Boer guns are believed to be dis abled. BOERS AT ORANGE RIVER. Hersehel, Cape Colony, April 18. Boer patrols have reappeared along the Or ange river and at the drifts. COMMISSIONS FOR CANADIANS. Ottawa, Ont., April 18. The Imperial government has decided to give 24 out of the 44 commissions to be granted to Canadians in the regular army to offi cers and non-commissioned officers serving in South Africa. Six commis sions will be given to Canadian gentle men and this with the 14 which have gone to the royal military college. Kingston, will makS 44 in all. Lord Roberts will send the names of 24 of those in South Africa whom he recom mends as candidates for commissions- LONG UNOPPOSED. Nominated For Congress by Seventh District Republicans. Hutchinson, Kan., April 18. Chester I Long, of Medicine Lodge, was today unanimously renominated by the Re publican convention of the Seventh congressional district. The delegates to the national convention are Judge T. B. Wall of Wichita, and H. F. Milliken, of Santa Fe: alternates. William Dixon, of Stafford and Dr. Sabine of Garden City. Presidential elector, J. Q. Thompson. The delegation was instructed for Jlc Kinley. HEIR TO A FORTUNE. City Editor of Globe-Democrat in Luck. St. Louis, April 18. The Post-Dispatch today says: Harry B. Wandell. city editor of the Globe-Democrat, and his sister, Mrs. Adam Wiest. learned today through a dispatch from Albany, N. T., that they were heirs to a fortune, estimated at nO.rtOO.OOO to $20.00,!JO left by Rousler Wandell, a hermit of that city. Mr .Wandell and Mr. Adam Weist will institute an inquiry as to their share in this vast estate, a large por tion of which is understood to lie in the Canary islands. Mrs. Wiest, who would be entitled to an equal share with Mr. Wandell, is th wife of Adam Wiest, a director in the Cotton Exchange and buyer for Patton, Bell & Co.. of St. Louis. There is a curiously romantic story back of the claims of two hundred per sons to the estate, which the news by wire from Albany states has only re cently been brought to light. Wandell, the testator, died in obsurity, 15 years ago at Albany. He is described as hav ing been a recluse, about whose life and business habits little was ever known, His housekeeper and five servants are said to have been the only persons who attended his funeral. ABE UNIXSTRUCTED. Vermont Republican Delegates to National Convention. Burlington, Vt., April IS. The Re publican state convention for the selec tion of four delegates and four alter nates to the national Republican con vention in Philadelphia next June was held here today and resulted in the choice of General J. G. McCollough, of Bennington; Lieutenant Governor Henry C. Bates, of St. Johnsbury; Edward Walls, of Burlington, and Lamont M. Read, of Bellows Falls, as delegates. The delegation was not instructed. The resolutions reaffirm allegiance to "all the great historic principles for which our party has stood from its foundation as tha consistent advocate and champion;" 'express belief in the policy of protection, with such recipro cal trade relations with friendly nations as seem wise; favor the "upbuilding and protection of the American mer chant marine, an adequate and con stantly improving system of coast and harbor defenses, a firm, vigorous and dignified foreign policy, the reasonable regulation and restriction of immigra tion, and a just and liberal admimstra Uon of the pension law." The continual improvement and enlargement of the navy, an isthmian canal under Ameri can control and a cable across the Pa cific. The financial plank pronounces "strongly and heartily in favor ot the maintenance of the single gold stan dard. Concerning the recently acquired isl ands, the platform says; "We believe that this country should manfully accept and shoulder the in creased duties and responsibilities that have come to it during the present ad ministration, through the wish and free choice of the people concerned in the accession of the Hawaiian islands through the fortunes of war and as the glorious fruit of the heroic achieve ments of American sailors and soldiers in the island possession brought to us by the terms of our treaty with Spain. So long as any of the inhabitants of any of these islands continue in acts of insurrection against the authority of the United States it is the duty of gov ernment to queil such insurrection, and to establish there transqiullity and or der." The resolution concluded by endorsing "the wise, able and patriotic adminis tration ot our great president. SIX MONTHS MORE To Be Allowed Spaniards in Philip pines to Become Citizens. Washington, April IS. The senate committee on foreign relations today agreed to a favorable report on the con vention between the United States and Spain extending for six months the time in which Spanish residents of the Phil ippine islands can elect whether thev will remain citizens of Spain or become citizens ot the Philippines. CLASH OF ARuS, Shall Morton Alhaugh Be Re tained a Serious Question. GoTernor Stanley Wants Him at Head of State Committee. HUDSON SAYS "NO He is Ably Seconded by Other Burton Workers. May Develop a Serious Division of the Forces. The Burton forces. Governor Stanley, Gen. J. K. Hudson and their respective followers are likely to clash over the selection of a chairman of the Republi can state committee at the state con vention in Topeka in May. J. K. Hudson and his follow-ers are demanding a new deal from the top to the bottom of the committee and are confident that they have the force nec essary to accomplish it. The Burton forces are practically in line with Gen. Hudson on this proposi tion although they are very anxious to avoid becoming involved in a contro versy on this subject. It is understood that Governor Stan ley wants Mr. Albaugh retained as chairman, something which Gen. Hud son insists, editorially, would only tend to drag the party down to defeat. Mr. Hudson charges that Albaugh and Frank Brown are the tools of Leland and that they with Mr. Leland must be dethroned to save the Republican party rrom aeteat. There is an element of the member ship in the party which is making strenuous efforts to keep the fight for senator out of the campaign at this time. There is another element which insists that the politicians take their fight3 out of the way until the state ticket and the legislature are secured. Ihese features are but side lights of the contest for senator and chairman. In seeking the retention of Chairman Albaugh, Governor Stanley is but re paying Albaugh for services rendered in the last campaign. At the same time, the official organ of the party and the administration of which the governor the head has announced that Al baugh must go. This announcement comes from G-en. Hudson's editorial col umns and from his utterances in public and private. The Republicans fear that the gover nor's effort to smooth out the complica tions wnicn now exist may bring down upon his devoted head the opposition of the principal Republican organ in the state, which they fear might produce a split in the party that would result in defeat at the November election. borne of the "politicians who are on in timate terras with the governor are counselling him to be careful in his attitude on the question of a chairman for the state committee this year. How ever, the governor believes that the dis puted points may be adjusted and that in the desire for harmony will be found the solution of the problem by which the party is confronted. Gen. Hudson insists that Albaugh be ousted not only because he is a Leland man but because he is for Baker for senator. The Baker forces have dis carded their timidity for a length of time sufficient to inquire what good would be accomplished by putting Al baugh out and in his place establish a representative of the other faction of the party which oniy covets the posi tions which dominate the management of the party's affairs. Cyrus Leland, Brown, and a long list of men who are in what might be des- nateti as - Aibaugh's crowd' of fel lows were for Major Hood for governor. Atbaugn cast loose from this crowd and lined up with the Stanley forces in the Seventh district when the chances for Stanley's nomination were exceedingly sum. AiDaugn cna Stanley much ser vice prior to the state convention. This service was continued after Stanley was nominated. Albaugh has since been very close to the head of the adminis tration and the governor would like to see him retained as chairman. The chances are against him now, but the governor, it is said, is making a vigor ous effort to "iron out" the existing dif ficulties and thereby pave the way to Albaugh's reelection which the gover nor very mucn desires. THOMPSON AND MILLER. Nemaha Democrats Endorse Them For Solicitor and Congress. The Nemaha county Democratic con vention instructed for E. L. Miller, of Seneca, for congress, and for W. H. Thompson for solicitor of the court of vis itation. Mr. xnompson is cierK ot tne cojrt nf anneals at lopeka. DUt claims Seneca as his home. The convention also endorsee: V. V . Letson for delegate to the national con vention. The resolutions adopted by the conven tion endorse Bryan and silver and declare against imperialism and trusts. SLTJSS FOR SENATOR. It is Believed Marsh Iilurdock Favors Him For Baker's Place. The Wichita Eagle devotes nearly a column of double-leaded editorial to the nomination ot a soutnweste.r.a i.ant?.s man for United States senator ta the event a dark horse is to capture the honor. The editorial Is all right, probably in its purpose, but the name of the man whom Mr. AiuraocK proposes ior tms nonor is omitted. A head line says something about 1. J. Uncle Sam There goes Sluss . but the editorial proper does not mention his name, so the reader must guess at the purpose of the discussion. However, the probabilities are that the man whom the Eagle suggests is really Judge Sluss, but the announcement is ex ceedingly indefinite. Elk Gives Breidenthal Three. Elk county Populists held a convention Tuesday and selected delegates to the state convention at Fort Scott. The dele gation is uninstructed, but three of the four men chosen express themselves for Breidenthal. One is non-committal. Thus does Mr. Breidenthal capture another of George M. Hunger's closest neighbors. VINCENT GETS MARSHALL. Populist Conventionlnstructs For Clay Center 3fian For Congress. The Marshall county Populist conven tion vesterdav instructed the delegates to the Fifth congressional district conven tion for W. D. Vincent for congress. This convention adopted a resolution commending the fusion deal made in To peka by the Democratic and Populist state committees. Delegates to the var ious state conventions were also chosen by the convention TURKEY MUST PAY. Matter of American Claims Has Reached Critical Stage. Washington. April 18. There Is no longer any question that the diplomatic relations between the United States and Turkey are in a critical state.grow ing out of the sultan's bad faith. He promised to pay the indemnity claims of the American missionaries for the destruction of eight buildings of the Euphrates colleges at Harpoot and sev eral buildings belonging to the Ameri can missionaries at Maras during the Armenian massacres of 1S35. Mr.Straus, the United States'minister to Turfcey is at present in the United States on leave of absence. As has already been an nounced he presented his resignation, but the president, regarding the ser vices of Mr. Straus as indispensible, definitely extended his leave, subject to the call of the secretary of state when ever circumstances may necessitate his return. Diplomacy appears to have exhausted itself at Constantinople, the sultan hav ing promised to pay the indemnity claims, amounting to some $90,000,which promise was again renewed prior to Mr. Straus' departure and although 10 months have elapsed since the promise was first made, that promise still re mains unfilled. What action the gov ernment w-ill now take to enforce the sultan's promise is not definitely known, but as the situation is critical, it may result in Secretary Hay sending the Turkish minister at Washington his passports. The question involved be tween the two countries is no longer one resting upon disputed points of in ternational law but on the sultan's bro ken faith. This is not his only promise, he having stated, fetrar minister that he would give his permit for the recon struction of the American college and school buildings, which up to the pres ent, upon one excuse and another, has been withheld. When Dr. Angell resigned in 1S98 the relations between the two countries were critical by reason of the inaction of the Turkish government and its re fusal to entertain the indemnity claims. Mr. Straus, by reason of his successful previous mission and his past experi ence, was summoned by the president to take up the mission as best qualified to adjust the pending question in a manner satisfactory to both countries. Shortly after his arrival at Constanti nople in September, 1898, several mat ters yielded to negotiation. He then addressed himself to the main questions the compensation for missionary build ings destroyed and the property looted and the permit for their rebuilding. The Turkish government, shortly before the departure of Dr. Angell sent a reply de nying all liability for the buildings and property destroyed. A similar reply was sent to the am bassadors of England, France and It aly, having like claims. Mr. Straus took up the question anew, basing his argument upon the well recognized principles of international law with the result that at an audience with the sul tan on the 10th of December, 1S98, the sultan promised to pay the claims. The claims were examined with great care and scrutiny based upon the principles of indemnity tor tne actual value of the property destroyed. The sultan also sta ted that he would give permission for the reconstruction of the destroyed buildings. Neither of these promises has been kept. During the continuation of Minister Straus' leave of absence.the legation is in 'charge of Captain Lloyd C. Griscom, secretary of legation, who is fully conversant with the business. BRYAN ENDORSED. Iowa Populists Favor Him For Presi dency. Des Moines, April 18. The People's party state convention held here today adopted a long platform which nowhere contains the word silver or refers to the lti to 1 ratio The declarations of the national platforms four and eight years ago are declared reaffirmed, im perialism is denounced, the Porto Rican policy is declared a "betrayal of the people of that island," the initiative and referendum is demanded, with popular election of senators, the recent finarcial legislation is denounced and Bryan is enthusiastically endorsed for president. E. H. Gillette, of Des Moines, was tem porary and permanent chairman. Eighteen delegates to the Sioux Falls convention and an equal number of alternates were elected. J. B. Wre?.ver will head the delegation. that pesky flea again. WIDEAPART. Fusion Deal in Seventh District Falls Through. Populists Name I. P. Campbell, Democrats Claude Duval. CAMPBELL MAT QUIT. Committee Given Authority to Withdraw His Name. Democrats Prevent Their Can didate From Quitting. While Populist county conventions throughout the state are instructing their delegations to the state conven tion to stand by the fusion deal made by the state committees representing the Democrats and Populists, the Dem ocrats are going ahead and nominating their own candidates for Congress and making the plans which will destroy, ultimately, all hope of success fof the fusion tickets. The Great Bend convention of Popu lists and Democrats named two candi dates for congress, making a three corner fight in the Seventh district, un less the Populists withdraw the name of their nominee, I. P. Campbell of Wich ita. Claude Duval of Hutchinson was named by the Democratic convention. To prevent the withdrawal of the Demo cratic candidate by the central commit tee the convention of Democrats adopted a resolution depriving them of that power. On the other hand the Populist convention gave the committee repre senting that party the power to with draw Air. Campbell's name, so if the race is made a square fight between the fusionists and Chester Long, the Popu lists will be compelled to take the Dem ocratic medicine. Strenuous efforts were made to reach a fusion deal but W. L. Brown, the leading Populist candidate who sought the fusion arrangement, was turned down and I. P. Campbell of Wichita named. The convention labored until late last night trying to reach an agreement but adjournment was finally reached with Duval and Campbell, the nominees of the respective conventions. When Duval was nominated he said in addressing the convention: "Had the system upon which our gov ernment was founded majority rule been carried out today, I would have been the fusion nominee. We treated the Populists fairly, but, in return, were snubbed and run over. Has their con duct today shownthat theyfavorfusion? I say no. As your candidate, I shall go forth and make an active and energetic campaign. I want to serve notice here that the Democrats at Fort Scott .will probably map out a course to upbuild. Demcoracy in .Kansas, ana i snail assist them in doing so and then work under their direction during the campaign. The time has come when Democracy must be given a respectful hearing." This threat set the convention wild Just then a committee from the Popu list convention reported that Campbell had been nominated and asked that the Democratic convention give its commit tee plenary power to meet the Populist central committee later to adjust the trouble. This enraged Bucher, of Har vev. "The central committee has no Dower to nominate a candidate," said he. "It is the duty of this convention to do it. We have named our man; now let Populists take their medicine. Who is I. P. Campbell, anyhow? It is time for us to teach the Populists that they haven't got half as many votes in the Seventh as they think they have. The Democrats have been insulted enough. It's time to make a charge. The Demo crats must have the congressman this year." A committee was then sent to the Populists, notifying them that the Dem ocrats had nominated Claude Duval for congress. In the meantime, the Populists showed signs of weakening by appoint ing a conference committee. The Demo crats followed suit. A stormy scene was witnessed in the Democratic con vention when Amos McCIain, of Sedg wick, offered a motion limiting speeches to five minutes. Bucher flayed McCIain alive. He said that Wichita dudes and saloonkeepers who had never earned an honest dollar in their lives, were trying to force an objectionable candi date upon the honest old farmers of the convention. They hadn't succeeded so far, and were now working to shut off speeches. "We propose to talk just as long as we please, and the Wichita heelers can not prevent it," he shouted. An effort to adjust the differences fail ed and the conventions ended. PESTANA BY ACCLAMATION. Opposition to Russell County Candi date Melts Away. Ellsworth, April 18. It took twenty minutes for the delegates to the Re publican senatorial convention to com plete their work and nominate Harry L. Pestana, of Russell county, for their standard bearer, his nomination being made by acclamation. Only Ellsworth and Russell counties had full delega tions. Only four of Lincoln county's eight delegates were present, while Osborne county's thirteen were repre sented by one, R. H. Bell, who almost missed connections because of swollen creeks. Capt. R. H. Bell, of Osborne county, was selected chairman, and M. K. Brundage, of Russell county, secretary. The resolutions were short, as fol lows : 1. We heartily endorse and approve the administration of President Mc Kinley. 2. We cordially endorse the wise and business-like administration of W. E. Stanley, governor of the state of Kan sas. S. We are in favor of such measures, both national and state, as will tend to control and regulate corporations which stifle competition, and recommend that such laws be enacted as will promote this object. The new s?natonal committee was selected, as follows: Ellsworth county, C. J. Evans; Lincoln county. John Don ley; Osborne county, Wm. Wales; Rus sell county. Chas. E. Hall. Before the convention got dowr. to business the mayor of Ellsworth, Dr. H. Z. Hissen, made some happy re marks of welcome, and when he turned the keys of the city over to the dele gates, the delegates and visitors voted him the handsomest and best good natured official they had ever seen. . The Ellsworth band was out in full uniform, and headed by E. WT. Welling ton and C. J. Evans, marched the dele gates to the court house. After the harmonious nomination of Harry Pestana for senator ot the Thirty-fourth district, that gentleman was called for a talk, and made some enthusiastic remarks, which were loudly cheered. Ex-State Treasurer O. I Athertor., of Russell county, was present. His name has been mentioned for the legislature from his county. The disagreeable weather kept many politicians away from Ellsworth. The senatorial fight between Baker and Burton wasn't mentioned. LONDON GETS A SHOCK News of Farl Russell's Marriage Cabled From Reno, Xev. London, April 18. The cabled an nouncement in the marriage columns of the Times this morning of the wed ding of Earl Russell to Mollie Cool:,, at Reno, Nev., April 15, has created a sen sation here, as it appears that Karl Russell, according to the English law, is still legally married to the that Countess Russell, who is now perform- ig at the Tivoli music hall. The Star thinks the announcement which also appeared in this morning's Standard may be a hoax, for it says by marrying another woman the head of the noble house would render him self liable to imprisonment for bigamy on his return to England. The marital trouble of the Russels commenced in the courts in 1S91, when the countess, who is a daughter of the well known Lady Scott, applied for a separation from her husband on the ground of cruelty, which was refused. Four years later, the same petition resulted in the defendant nobleman being granted a judicial separation. But further litiga tion and cross petitions followed. The litigation was ended by the court of appeals refusing relief to both parties, so they are still legally married. The Westminster Gazette suggests Earl Russell may have secretly secured an American divorce, but it is pointed out that this would not save him from the penalties of the English courts When Countess Russell was interviewed this afternoon on the subject she was almost prostrated, and is arranging to postpone her stage appearance this evening. She Was accompanied by her mother. All the countess knew of tne affair was the announcement in the papers. She said: "When I saw the news the blow was terrible. It seems such a dreadful ad dition to all my troubles. It is terrible if it is true that a man can go to an other country and get married after the courts of this country have decided against him. It is quite untrue to say Earl Russell obtained a legal separa tion. When the house of lords heard the case it was decided against him ' Lady Scott said she and her daughter knew the earl had been in America about a year, but they had heard noth ing from him. She added: "Lady Russell has placed the matter in the hands of her solicitor, and is not at all inclined to resign herself to the acceptance of her husband's family motto, which is, 'What will be, wil be.' " .. - MADE A DEWEY SPEECH Carl Brown Astonishes Middle of the Roaders. Kansas City, Mo.. April 18. Carl Brown, of Coxey army fame was invi ted to address the morning session of the mass convention of Missouri middle of the road Populists today, and crea ted consternation among the adherents of Wharton Barker, of Pennsylvania, when he strongly advocated Admiral Dewey as head of the Populist national ticket. VBarker," declared Brown, in his characteristic manner, "is up against the iron wall of conditions, and defeat for him is inevitable. The head of the ticket should be the popular idol of the people, Admiral George Dewey, with Wharton Baker or Ignatius Donnelly for vice president." There was a show of stopping the speaker as he uttered these remarks, but Brown was permitted to continue. "With such a ticket, "declared he, "we will stand some show of knocking out both the ticket dominated by the money power and headed by President McKin- ey, and that headed by William J. Bryan." Silence marked the close of his ad dress. There were about one hundred Pop ulists at the first session. After decid ing to select 25 delegates to the Cincin nati convention to be named later and disposing of some minor business, a re cess till atternoon was taken. UNDER WATER, Damage to Southern Crops Greater Than First Estimates. Jackson, Miss., April 18. Dispatches from several sections of this state indi cate that the three days' flood lias caused damage greatly in excess of the first estimates, especially to growing crops. Many truck plantations are still under water, and will be almost com pletely destroyed unless the waters soon recede. The Illinois Central is again tied up by a freight train which tumbled off the track just blow this city today, and the Alabama and Vicks burg railroad is still tied up at Bank ers creek and Pearl river. The Natchez divisien of the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley road will not be able to resume regular traffic for several days on ac count of the missing bridges. Tempo rary repairs are being made rapidly as possible. BREWERY LOCK OUT. Every Union Man to Be Discharged Unless They Arbitrate. Chicago, April IS. Unless the officials of the brewery workers' union accede to the demand of the Chicago and Mil waukee breweis' association to send a delegation to their headquarters by : o'clock this afternoon, prepared to ar bitrate the differences between the strikers and the Best Brewing company of this city, every brewery workman belonging to the union in Chicago will be discharged. This statement was given out today by the officials of the brewers' associa tion. The lockout will affect ever TOO men. The strike at the Best Brew ing company resulted from the refusal of the men to work overtime in loading cars, although at increased wages. Only ten men were affected. Labor leaders so far have refused to arbi trate the matter. 'Weather Indications. Chicago. April 18. For Kansas: Fair tonight with warmer in north and west portions; Thursday partly cloudy southwest winds. BRAND NEW TRUST "Knights of the Soil" Name of Organization. Designed to Take Place of Ex tinct Farmers' Alliance. IS A BUSINESS UNION. Farmers to Be Assisted in Hold ing Crops. Kansas Branch Organized Last Night at Abilene. 'A new farmers' trust has been starr ed. The initial movement in its organi zation was made last night out at Abilene, and Dickinson county is to be thoroughly organized at once. This new trust is on the lodge plan. and is called the Knights of the Soil. Its officials are not starting it off with a blare of trumpets, but rather are making what would be called in poli tics "a still hunt." The organization resembles in many ways the old Farm ers' Alliance, except that instead of dealing with politics it is organized for the purpose mainly of assisting the farmers to hold their grain and other products until the price is high enough to suit hem. The man who is starting this trust In Kansas is B. H. Barnes, formerly a traveling man of Des Moines, Iowa, but he has recently given up his other busi ness and is giving his whole time to the organization of this farmers' trust. The idea was first started in Polk county, Iowa, about a month ago, and there are now pending about 1.200 applications far membership in the organization, and the idea is now beginning to spread into Minnesota, Nebraska and Kansas. Mr. Barnes was in Topeka yesterday on his way to Abilene, and while here he told a little of his new trust. "The idea was suggested." he said, "by the almost endlt ss combinations of other interests. Nearly everybody has wondered why the farmers do not or ganize as others do. A month or so ago I was up in Minnesota and got to talk ing with a friend of mine on this sub ject. He made a few suggestions as to how such a combination could be start ed, and I made a few, and I made up my mind that when I got back home I would try it on the farmers there. "When I got the thing started it took so with the farmers that I gave up my other business and started in for this. Up in Iowa we send postal cards out to a number of farmers in a com munity, asktnr them to meet us on important" brrsinesg. When they come 'together -r our literature before them and explain' the idea, and they toave never failed to become members. "The chief idea of the organization is to give the farmers a chance to hold their crops without paying interest. When a member needs a little money to tide him over for a time he makes his application to his local lodge, and if it is a growing crop that he has as security, a committee of three members examine it end make a report to the lodge. The lodge lets him have the money or as much of it as is safe on the crop, and he pays no interest. How ever, when he sells the stuff he pays into the treasury of his lodge five per cent, of what he made by holding it. It costs him nothing to hold his grain, and if a concerted movement of this kind is made there will be no great rush of grain to market, causing prices to drop. If wheat is worth AO cents when he gets his loan and it advances to 60 cents while he is holding it, be pays to the lodge five per cent, of the profits he has made by holding it. This fund is then used to loan to others in like circumstances. One good thing about this organiza tion is that whenever we get one mem ber he always works hard to get in all his farmer neighbors, because the more complete the organization among the farmers the better they will be able to control prices." Mr. Barnes will spend ten days organ izing tne larmers oi uicKinson county, and will then go to Decatur county to start the Knights of the Soil in the Sixth congressional district. It is pos sible that this organization may "take" as did the Farmers' Alliance. Its sec ondary objects are much like those of the Alliance, in that it aims to improve the farmer's social condition, and fur nish him information relative to the world's visible supply of grain, the con dition of crops in various sections, and other information of like character. similar to that furnished by the United States department of agriculture. SEEKING TROUBLE. The Sultan is Stacking Up Large Amount of Worry. Constantinople, April IS. The porte today replied to the third of the collec tive notes of the powers on the subject of an increase of three per cent in duty. The note announces the intention of the government to adhere to the plan of in creasing the duties on account of the bad condition of Turkish finances. The ambassadors have decided to ad dress another note to the porte again stating the objections to such an in crease without a previous understand ing with the powers. The tenacity of the porte threatens to have serious results. WILL HASTEN FIGHTS. Decision of Gotham Police Commis sioners "Worries Pugilists. New York, April 18. The decision of the police commissioners to stop prize fighting after May 1 will probably have the effect of crowding all fights intt the next dozen days. MoGovern and Tommy W'arren, the former feather weight champion, who has been in re tirement for several years, will tight twenty-five rounds at the Broadway Athletic club on Friday night. Bob Fitzsimmons. Ed Dunkhorst and the Hercules Athletic club will post $500 each this week to guarantee the match between the first mentiored two, which will be decided at the Her cules club house, April 30. Dal Hawkins, the California light weight, and Jack Daly, of Wilmington. Del., will fight at the Hercules AthletiO club next Monday nislil.