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TOPEKA STATE JOUHNAL, MONDAY .JEVENTNG, JUNE 11, 1900. TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL. ET FRANK P. MAC LENXAH. VOLUME XXVII.... .No. 139 Cffioial Paper of tns City of Topega. ' TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by .arrif cents a week to any part of Topeka. or suburbs, or at the same price in fciiy 8n eas town where th paper has a. carrier system. I;y mail, one year 5 Sj T',. thm. months . .HU Weekly edition, one year JW PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal Buildins, 800 and 182 Kansas avenue, corner of Electa. NEW TOBK OFFICE. Tempi Court Bids. A. Frank Richardson. Mgr. CHICAGO OFFTCtf. Stock irxchanse Bid. A. Frank Richardson, MKT. ' LONDON OFFTCR. 12 Red I.lon Court, Fleet Street. TELEPHONES. Business Office Bel-:S!on' Reporter" Room Boll 'Phone o77 Mayor Van Wyek declares that he didn't know that ice trust stock was loaded. . The corpses of Hill and Gorman ap pear to have been resuscitated at about the same time. The Boston Traveler has taken up the Hearst vice presidential boom, and is pushing: it along with visor. It l.xjks as though there may be a fight between the I.lon and the Bear, to see which shall slay the Dragon. While the other nations of the world are absorbed in the Chinese problem the sultan has an opportunity of enjoying: a rest. After all the money spent on West Point, the highest military office in the land goes to a man who came up from the ranks. Everything Is coming the farmers' way. Priors of his products are going up while jirices of almost all things else are coming down. The fate of liynum may have a ten dency to discourage some of the gold Demiicrats who are preparing to pursue tactics similar to his this year. Nearly six million people are now on the relief lists in India, but the British parliament has yet to vote a single penny of aid. Millions for war, but not a pound fur the staiwing. One section of the platform adopted by the New York Democratic state convention reads as follows: "Our nlaln duty is to abolish all customs duties between the United States and Porto Rico, and give her products free access to our markets." The words are quoted from President McKlnley's an nual message to congress. Bangor Commercial: The wheat crop In Kansas this year, the harvesting of which will begin this week, will be, ac cording to the state board of agricul ture, the heaviest ever known. In 1892 Kansas had 3.SOO.noo acres of wheat and raised 70,000,000 bushels, an aver age of IS bushels to the acre: This year the winter wheat acreage is 4, foj.Sia, ns estimated by the growers, and theaverage yieldwill be larger than that of 1S92. IT the yield per acre is the same fis In 1SD2 the aggregate yield will be 85,000,000 bushels. The crop in gen eral was never in better condition. Mayor Van Wyek has grounds for filing a claim against somebody for $13, 000 whic h he has lost by reason of the agitation asainst the Ice trust. Ac cording to the mayor's story a block of ice stock for which he paid $73,000 had grown in market value to $81,000 when the trouble began. When through fear of being ousted from office, and Incidentally alarm at the rapid decline f values in securities, he concluded to part with his holdings he was able to realize but $S.0rt0. The mayor's hard luck tale will doubtless arouse the sym pathy of every gentleman engaged in similar lines of business. The bugbear of Russian interference in China has assumed giant dimensions during the last few days. All the other first-class powers seem to be convinced that the czar's emissaries have actually maile overtures to the Chinese empress, offering assistance in the restoration of order, and this circumstance, coupled with the presence of a powerful Rus sian force, both naval and military, at Tien Tsin, begets a decree of jealous hostility which threatens to lead to the most perilous complications. Ja,pan takes the Initiative in opposing the Russian scheme of Interference and the others, including our own nation, are making ready to follow suit. The con ditions are somewhat simplified by the attitude of the empress, who rejects all foreign proposals and insists upon deal ing in her own way with the disorders within her dominions. It is notorious that no bona fide attempt is being made to suppress the riots, for, although Christians, native as well as foreign, are being murdered daily by the boxers, not a single boxer has yet been arrested and the government has shown itself to be at heart in sympathy with the anti-foreign agitation. TWO GREAT POLITICIANS. rFrom the Chicago Journal. The Hill-Croker New York Democrats have climbed Into the Bryan bandwagon with considerable agility and as much Raving of dignity as was possible in the circumstances. Their half-hearted oppo sition to the free coinage of silver amounts to nothing, for the delegates lire commanded to vote for Mr. lirvan and the party Is pledged to support the platform of the Kansas City convention. That platform will reiterate the demand for free coinage, and whether the re iteration Is sof,t or sounding will depend on Mr. Bryan, not on Mr. Hill or Mr. Croker. The subjugation of the New York Democrats has not been accomplished without much hard work. It was the re sult of a series of brilliant maneuvers by which Mr. Bryan so outflanked Hill and Croker and cut off all their com KtunU.tt.Uona with western politicians who had a taste for intrigue that their political existence was threatened. Only as stanch Bryan men can Hill or Cro ker re-enter national politics. They were compelled either to submit or be crush ed and they took the wise course, not out of great love for Mr. Bryan, but out of very great love for themselves. The last few years have destroyed the superstition that the only canny pol iticians in the Democratic party reside in the east. As a matter of fact, there are only two really great politicians in the country at present. They possess many traits in common, and it is a toss up w hich is the shrewder. One of them is William J. Bryan and the other is William McKinley. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. Don't complain of the noise made at a neighbor's party; it may mean a bad case of sour grapes. When a woman is a heroine, the other women are quick to agree that her men folks don't appreciate it. Every mother becomes an umpire, and her decisions in settling family disputes always favor her boys. There are two sides to a story, and 90 per cent of the public's sympathy is for the man who never told his. Unfortunately, the only men who have time Jo adapt the new fashions have the kind of taste that approves of the most glaring styles. If a woman can't afford a certain in dulgence, she is perfectly satisfied to do without it if convinced that it is no longer fashionable, anyway. A man returning from a trip abroad is very unsatisfactory to his women folks because he can't remember if the women wore their pompadours in front or behind, and hasn't enough hair to show them. An Atchison high school graduate writes a complaint to this office. She says she has had to work so hard cook ing, washing dishes, and putting up fruit since school closed that she hasn't had time to decide what will be her vocation in life. That is Just what the world needs: a girl kept so busy with household duties that she hasn't time to think of her "sphere." SCOTCH PICNIC. Annual Event Will Be Held on June Sixteenth. The annual Scotch picnic will be held at the Asylum grove, Saturday, June 16. They will take the asylum car to end of the line and then walk north to the river. Every year this picnic in creases in interest to Scotch and their friends. Every Scotch family in To peka Is expected to be there, and this is really a treat that none can afford to miss. The committee in charge, Messrs. Jas. Miller, chairman, John Lowrie. John Bannerman, Jas. Suther land and Alex Drummond, is busy. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Mrs. A. M. Harland, of North Topeka, died Sunday afternoon after an illness of eighteen months. The funeral will be held from the North Topeka Presby terian church, Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Telephone Men Meet. Cleveland, June 11. The fourth an nual convention of the Independent Telephone association of the United States of America, will meet tomorrow. It is estimated that 1.000 delegates and visitors representing 40 states have al ready arrived. Today was largely de voted to preliminary meetings and the inspection of the electrical exhibits. Buffalo Joins the Albany. Southampton, June 11. The United States cruiser Albany, which was placed in commission at Neweastle-on-Tyne, May 30. and under orders to pro ceed to the Mediterranean, arrived at Southampton today. The United States training ship Buffalo, which sailed from New York April 19 for a cruise in the Mediterranean, has also arrived. Four Burned to Death. West Newfield. Me., June 11. The farm buildings of George W. Goodwin, situated two miles from here on a cross road leading to East Wakefield, N. H., were burned at an early hour this morning and it is believed Mr. Good win, the housekeeper, Mrs. Elsie Horn, an adopted son, Scott Goodwin, and a boarder named Fred Birch lost their lives. Trial of Ice Trust Men. New York, June 11. The district at torney has decided that the case of the ice company officials who were h'eld in police court for general sessions, shall be sent to special sessions for trial. The justices of the court of special sessions and the district attorney will confer to day and decide on the date of the trial. Hobson Goes to Hospital. Washington. June 11. Naval Constructor T. F. Ruhm has been detached from the Crescent ship yard, Elizabethport, Ni J., and ordered to the naval station. Cavite, P. I., to relieve Naval Constructor Hob son, who has been ordered to the naval hospital at Yokohama for treatment. Made Bishop of Columbus. Rome, June 11. The Rev. Dr. Henry Moeller, secretary and chancellor of the archdiocese of Cincinnati, O., has been appointed bishop of Columbus, O. Rock Island Route. Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. $24.00 for the round trip; final return October 31st. Special Excursions to Colorado and Utah June 21, July 7, 8. 9, 10, IS and Aug 2nd at very low rates, via the Rock Island Route. See A. M. Fuller for full infor mation. LOCAL MENTION. Marcus Bennett was found guilty by a jury in the district court today for contempt of court. Bennett had been ordered to pay alimony and refused to do so. He has not been sentenced. William Clark, an inmate of the poor houie, was adjudged insane in the pro bate court this morning. He is de mented. George Thompson left for Manila this afternoon to join the quartermaster's department of the United States army. James S. Sproat, formerly proprietor of the Star grocery, has taken a posi tion with the Parkhurst-Davis Mer cantile company. A new monthly paper has appeared in Topeka. It is called "The' New Abo lition," and is edited by T. R. Hawks. J. P. Limeburner arrived in Topeka today from Chicago. He was formerly connected with the Advocate. Bock Island Route. Denver. Colorado Springs and Pueblo, $24.00 for the round trip; final return October 31st. "Still Waters Run Deep In your body lies the vital fluid, the blood. It makes no noise, but it gives you life. If it is strong, pure, full in volume and vigorous, you reap the benefit. If not, the sstill ivaters of life, tainted and poisoned, are ivell- springs of disease. Hood's Sarsapa rilla purifies the 'water of life at its source. It makes the blood healthful and keeps it so, as nothing else can. Family Medicine "We value Hood's Saj-sapa.riVi.Si very highly. When toe feel the need of a medicine we tike it and it keeps our systems in good order." N.J. Leighty, Booth, Kansas. Ecrema " Hood's Snrsa.pa.nHa. and Hood's Olive Ointment cured eczema very quickly. I -would not be without them." Mrs. Rayner, 126 Kellogg Street, Fall River, Mass. Tired Feeling ' We take Hood's Sarsaparilla for our spring medicine and 'whenever we have that tired feeling and wa find it is good." Mrs. John Work. Cochranton, Pa. Hcod's Pilli cure liver ills; the non-irritating and onljcatharticto take with Hood' Sarsaparilla. THIEVES ARE NIMBLE. Rob J. S. Rhodes While He Is in the Store. The store of J. S. Rhodes, at Tenth and Kansas avenue, was burglarized Sunday moning and $8 taken from the money drawer. ' Rhodes went into the store Sunday morning and was working in the back part.. . As he passed he saw nothing the matter with the money drawer. When he returned from the rear of the store the money drawer had been piled open, the contents, amounting to $S, taken, and the drawer was on the floor. A chisel that had been used to break open the drawer was lying near. SILYER WILL STAY. Chairman Jones Says There Is No In tention of Dropping It. Chicago, June 11. Senator J. K. Jones, chairman of the Democratic national committee, arrived in Chicago today and will be here several days looking over the preliminary work of the coming presiden tial campaign. Wednesday Wm. J. Bryan will meet Senator Jones here for a final conference before the Kansas City con vention. "There is absolutely no truth in the report that I will endeavor to per suade Mr. Bryan to consent to the drop ping of the 16 to 1 plank from the plat form this year. There will be no aban donment of any issue of the Chicago plat form.' KODE TO HIS DEATH. Bicyclist Races a Trolley Car With Fatal Results. New York, June 11. Nineteen violent deaths; were reported in and about New York, today. The most peculiar was that of AYilliam Snyder, aged 17, a bicyclist, who was killed while racing with, a trolley car in the borough of the Bronx. He kept up with the car for half a mile, then plunged headlong from his wheel and was picked up dead. A FATAL DUEL. Chicago Watchman Kills a Burglar and Is Himself Wounded. Chicago, June 11. In a duel between James Delaney, a private watchman, and an unidentified man, supposed to have been a burglar, in front of 231 West Madi son street early this (Monday) morning, the stranger was shot dead and Delaney is suffering from two gunshot wounds, one of which is thought to be serious. Ac cording to the story told by Delaney, he found the stranger in the doorway of a tailoring house. He asked the man what he was; doing and then noticed that the lock on the door had been tampered with. The stranger resented the question, drew his revolver and the duel occurred with the above result. One Thousand Idle. Buffalo, N. Y., June 11. Owing to difficulties which have arisen between the Master Tailors' Protective associa tion and local assemblies 16 and 17, United Garment Workers of America, about 1.000 men and girls were idle to day. The men claim it is a lockout, or dered to force the union to settle a strike at Samuel Binder's shop, where it is alleged union workers were being gradually displaced by non-union workers. SUPERIOR MERIT. Remarkable Curative Properties of e Remedy for Indigestion and S omach Weakness. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, a prep aration for tne cure of dyspepsia and the" various forms of indigestion and stomach trouble, owes its great success as a cure for these troubles to the fact that it is prepared fordisease and weak ness of the stomach and digestive or gans only, and is not recommended or advised for any other disease. It is not a cure-all, but for any stom ach trouble It is undoubtedly the safest, most sensible remedy that can be ad vised with the prospect of a permanent cure. It is prepared in tablet form, pleasant to taste, composed of veg etable and fruit essences, pure pepsin and Golden Seal, every one of which act effectively in digesting the food eaten, thereby resting and invigorating the weak stomach; rest is nature's cure for ary disease, but you cannot rest the stomach unless you put into it some thing that will do its work .or assist in the digestion of food. That is exactly what Stuart's Dys pepsia Tablets do. one grain of the digestive principle contained in them will digest 3,000 grains of meat, eggs or similar wholesome foods, they will digest the food whether the stomach is in working order or not, thereby nourishing the body and resting the stomach at the same time and rest and nourishment is natures cure for any weakness. In persons run down in flesh and ap petite these tablets build up the strength and increase llesh, because they digest flesh-forming food which the weak stomach cannot do; they in crease t ie llow of gastric rulce and pre vent feimer.tation, acidity and sour, watery risings. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets can be found at all drug; stores at 50 cents per package. FLOCK TO HARVEST FIELDS Many Men Beating Their Way to Wheat Belt The Santa Fe and Rock Island west bound trains through Topeka Sunday and today have carried hundreds of harvest hands from Missouri river points en route to the vast wheat fields of the state. Sunday was the initial date of sale of tickets at the reduced rate, and the secretaries of the local passenger associations at Kansas City, St. Joseph, Atchison and Leavenworth have been kept busy handling the men wanting work as harvesters. While the railroads are selling many tickets as a result of the harvest, a large per centage of the men who have reached the wheat districts within the past few days did not pay fare. Scores of men are beating their way, boarding trains in such numbers that trainmen are powerless to prevent them from rid ing to their destination. Harvesting is now in progress In practically every wheat county in the state. PLATFORM OUTLINED. Republican Leaders Talk it Over With. II anna. Chicago, June 11. A special to the Tribune from Washington says: Republican leaders have already turned their attention to the platform to be adopted at Philadelphia. At a dinner given by Senator Hanna Satur day night, the platform was outlined. Among those present beside the host were Senators Spooner, Davis, Fair banks, Beveridge and Depew, and Post master General Smith. As outlined the platform will declare that the insurrection in the Philippines has been stamped out, excepting guer rilla warfare, and civil government is being established: congratulate Porto Rico on the establishment of a terri torial government and Hawaii on an nexation; commend McKinley's admin istration as thoroughly American and prosperous, declare for gold standard; favor reduction of war taxes; reaffirm Monroe doctrine; advise vigorous for eign policy and construction of Nicara guan canal; condemn trusts and indorse legislation passed by the house; re affirm protection and reciprocity policies and declare Cuba will be given freedom as soon as is safe. SAME BASIS AS SANTA FE. Northwestern System Line Has Keached the 5 Per Cent Div idend Stage. Chicago, June 11. Stockholders and directors of the Chicago, St. Paul, Min neapolis & Omaha railway, an auxiliary company of the Chicago & Northwest ern system, held their annual meeting in Hudson, Wis., today. The annual re port of the company was made public and showed that dividends for the year had been declared on common stock ag gregating $21,403,293 and on preferred stock amounting to $12,646,883. This will place the road on a 5 per cent dividend basis, and will bring the annual divi dend on the preferred stock up to 7 per cent. The gross earnings for the year amounted to $10,48!s,814; operating ex penses, $6,518,135: net earnings, $3,970, 678. After deducting interest on bonds, dividends and appropriating $500,000 for future improvements out of the .net earnings, the surplus for the year amounted to $275,628. DEWEY JOURNEYS ON. Left Detroit This Morning For Grand Rapids. Detroit, Mich., June 11. The Dewey pri vate train bearing the admiral and Mrs. Dewey, left for Grand Rapids at 9 a. m., today over the Pere Marquette railroad. The car containing President Keaid of the Pere Marquette and the official recep tion committee from Grand Rapids was attached. Admiral and Mrs. Dewey were escorted to the Union station by Mayor Maybury. A hnlf hour stop will be made at Lansing, while the distinguished guests are driven up to the state capitol. BETS ON BRYAN. J. R. Keene Wagers $25,000 at Odds of 7 to 10. New York. June 11. Wall street has heard on good authority that James R. Keene, the horse owner and Wall street speculator, has bet $25,000 that William J. Bryan will be the next president of the United States. Mr. Keene's annual contributions to the Democratic national and state po litical machines amount to hundreds of thousands. Rumors of the bet were verified through an intimate friend of the financier, who said: "Keene is so confident that Bryan will be elected that he has bet $25,000 on the result of the election. The bets are made at odds of 7 to 10." WHEAT CONDITIONS. Washington, June 11 The condition of spring wheat is S3.7-. winter wheat 82. More Cotton Pited. Washington. June 11. Total estimate of area In cotton clanted. 25.558.oou acres, an increase of 2,036,000, or S.7 per cent over last year. Mrs. Gladstone Has a Kelapse. T.nnrton. June 11. Mrs. Gladstone has suffered another relapse and is now un conscious. Philadelphia and Return $30.00 via Santa Fe Routs. Account Republican National conven tion. Tickets on sale June 14-15-16, good returning June 26. . Choice of routes. See T. L. King, agent, A. T. & S. F. for particulars. Awnings. The best in the world; (made of wood, awning and blind com bined) to be seen at and sold by J. Thomas Lumber Co., 614 Van Buren street. DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS, PUEBLO AND RETURN, $24, Via the Santa Fe. Tickets on sale June 1st; stopover al lowed at Colorado common points. For the best of feed and hay, at lowest prices, try Geo. Wheadon, at 933 Kan sas avenue. Tel. 4S3. Dyspepsia bane of human existence. Burdock Elord Bitters cures it, prompt ly, permanently. Regulates and tones the stomach. buy the ommnm 0 KM ffl 9w ... IA17trFACTXrsEl BIT ... CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. rrMTETHESAME. 1 'i 1 : 1 k '-T- . Major General IN A GAS EXPLOSION. I Two Killed and Three Injured in a Pennsylvania Mine. Monongahela, Pa., June 11. In a ter rific gas explosion at the Ellsworth mines, at Ellsworth. 12 miles west of this place today, Thomas Forsythe and William Rodgers were killed and three others injured. RAID A KESTAUKANT. Larry Sheehan Arrested and Liquor is Seized. This morning Larry Sheehan and G. D. Giles were arrested for running a joint in connection with the Clipper restaurant. In the back room were found three cases of beer, a keg of gin, a keg of blackberry brandy, and a bottle of whisky. WAS NOT MURDERED. Coroner's Jury Finds That Mrs. El liott Died From Natural Causes. The coroner's jury that heard the evi dence regarding the death of Mrs. Marv Klllott in North Topeka Thursday brought in a verdict at 1 o'clock todav that the deceased came to her death, by natural causes. The chemical analysis of the stomach made by Prof. J. T. Dovewell showed no trace of poison except the arsenic from the embalming fluid. Death was caused by abcess of the kidneys. CITY GREEN HOUSE. One Will Be Bnilt at Gage Park to Raise Flowers and Shrubbery. The park commissioners have been obliged to wait for detailed plans for the improvement of the parks from the park engineer, who lives in Kansas City and of the landscape gardener, Mr. Kistler, before much can be done. The commission is pushing the work on Huntoon and Holliday parks. That is, they are having the walks laid and are getting the sod In shape. This fall they will have the shrubbery put out. The City park and Gage park will be improved as soon as the plans are re turned, to as large an extent as the meager fund will permit. There is one new park to be laid out, at least it is talked anout and will be attended to by the commission as soon as it is turned over to them. It is at the intersection of Logan, Central and Grant streets in North Topeka. The commission has decided to build a green house at Gage park this sum mer and all the plants and shrubs for the different parks will be raised there. The plans for improvement of Holli day park have been received and the board is very well pleased with them. The gateways are to be changed and will be a great improvement over the present gates. The fence is also to be changed. The board has suggested and again desires to call the attention of property owners to the benefit of improving vacant lots and corners in the varioua parts of town. This can be done at very little expense if the owners of ad jacent property will contribute a little money and also take an individual in terest in the matter. The cost and trouble will be well re paid by the improvement in the ap pearance of the city. GAMBLING DEVICES. Slot Machines Which Pay Money Are Confiscated. The police today arrested P. X Buskley, charged with runniner gambling devices in the form of slut machines. 1 Two machines were confiscated and taken to the police station. They were found in the Fifth avenue hotel and the place at 111 Ea,st Sixth avenue. The ma chines are five feet high, two and a half feet wide and weigh about 300 pounds. Bv dropping a nickel in one of dozen slots the player stands a chance of winning all the way from even money to $5 or lose his nickel. The money, when one, drops into a small cup and the entire working is automatic. CONFLICT OF AUTHORITY. Mayer and Police Judge Clash Over Return of Liquor. A replevin suit will be filed in the dis trict court late this evening for the re turn of liquors and bar fixtures seized by the police- when Bert RusfHI ;tnd Kd Timon were arrested in North Topeka for selling liquor. Tliissell was arrested twice alone and Timon and Kusseil were arrested together onoe. The nrst case against Russell was tried an.l he was discharged in police court. The other cases were then dis missed. Russell claimed the coniiscated goods and demanded their return. Judge MagaK ordered the liquors and bar lix tures returned as no ea.se had been made. Before they could be returned. Mayor Drew ordered the police department not to return the articles seized. The police, acting on the orders from the mayor, re fused to return the liquors and bar. ROCK ISLAND ROUTE. Philadelphia and Return $30.00. Tickets on sale June 14. 15 and 16th; final return limit June 28th. Chicago and Return $14.00. Tickets on sale June 25, 25 and 27: final return lim it July 3rd. See A. M. Fuller for full particulars. ii Work Resumed at Joliet. Joliet, 111., June 11. Work was re sumed in the billet mill of the Illinois Steel company here today after several weeks of idleness. Three hundred men were put to work. It is reported the converter and l'od mills will soon resume. . a. ...... " -if i ' f H it E. S. Otis. GOVERNOR WILL HELP. Encourages Kansas Soldiers to Attend Rough Riders' Reunion. Governor Stanley has interested him self in the plan of the Twentieth Kan sas to attend the reunion of the Rough Riders at Oklahoma City, July 4. He wants to do what he can to assist the members on this excursion. In his effort the governor has written to Capt. Adna G. Clarke of Lawrence to ascertain what is being done. Gen. Metcalf had communicated with the governor on this subject but left the state for New York without informing the governor what he had done in the matter. The governor has an engagement to speak at Norton July 4, but he is plan ning, if possible, to spend one day with the Rough Riders, the reunion of which begins July 1. IRONQUILL'S REPLY. Expresses Himself on Saturday Night Club Banquet Episode. As a result of complications con nected with the recent banquet of the Saturday Night club, the governor and E. F. Ware have been exchanging let ters. Mr. Stanley accused Mr. Ware of writing some poetry, reflecting upon the Saturday Night club, to which charge Mr. Ware today replied with the following on a postal card: Mr. Stanley. Was it manly. You should charge that verse to me, When 'Gene Hagan, That bad pagan. Must have writ that poetree. KILLS A FAMILY. Monstrous Crime of a Supposed Insane Hired 3Ian. Moosemin, Assiniboia, June 11. A sheriff's posse which retufned here last night from Welwin, a village twelve miles north, brings details of the slaughtering of Postmaster Alex Mc Arthur and fouf other members of his family and the fatal wounding of an other; also the serious wounding of two others, by John Morrison, Mc Arthur's hired man, yesterday. The dead are: Alex McArthur, father. Mrs. Alex McArthur, mother. Dempsey McArthur, aged 12. Charles McArthur, aged 8. Russell McArthur, aged 4. The wounded: Mimie McArthur, aged 6. Henry McArthur, aged 2. Babv McArthur, aged three weeks, fatally. Miss McArthur, who was spared by the murderer, is the only one able to give anything resembling a coherent account of the tragedy. She says that Morrison came to her room and awak ening her from her sleep said that he had killed all the family but little Rus fell and herself, and that he would kill Russell but spare her. He than grasped Russell, who was in bed with her. and butchered him with an ax. Morrison then rushed from the house, saying that he was going to shoot himself. The girl, frenzied by the horrible sight of the murder of her little brother, staggered into the other rooms of the house to find that Morrison had killed f ur other members of the family with tne ax. Three others were wounded and left for dead. With some difficulty she reached a neighbor's house and told the story. Mrr. turned out and set out on the trail of the murderer. He was found I during the evening, bleeding from a wound in the chest, which he said he : had inflicted with a gun after leaving the McArthur house. I There appears to be an utter absence I of motive for the act of Morrison, who ! wis considered a quiet, well behaved ! fellow. He is "7 years old, and was born in Glasgow, and came to this country about eight years ago. The only logical theory is a temporary at tack of murderous insanity. He will probably recover from his wound. Santa Fe Promotion. Gainesville. Tex., June 11. H'. Y. Wil liams, local passenger agent for the Santa Fe, has received notice of his appointment to the position of traveling passenger agent for that company.with headquarters at Austin. The order is effective June 15. ROCK ISLAND ROUTE. Philadelphia and Return $30. OO. Tickets on sale June 14. 15 and 16th; final return limit June SSth. Chicago and Return $11. 00. Tickets on sale June 25, 26 and '27: final return lim it July 3rd. See A. M. Fuller for full particulars. "Watches and Jewelry Must Go. Only a small stock left, and having decided to discontinue the sale of watches and jewelry, and in order to make a ouick sale of same I will make some of the lowest prices that ever vas made in Topeka in the jewelry line They must go. Don't miss this salo. E. W. HUGHES. 423 Kansas avenue. Too Many Baby Carriages. I need the space they take up and I will make a big cut in price on them to close them out. E. W. HUGHES. Carpet and Furniture house, 423 Kansas avenue. NORTH TOPEKA. Items Intended for this column should be left with the Kimball Printing com pany. S3o Kansas avenue. Foui unfurnished rooms for rent. Desirable location. S14 North Quincy. Mr. B. D. Elm and sister1, Mrs. J. Smith, are visiting relatives la Law rence. Notice. Ladies, call and get your New Idea magazine at Costley & Post's. Rev. Dr. Beatty, of Newton, preached last evening at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Miss Minnie Doering, of the Western Union telegraph office, spent the day in Kansas City. Eight hundred and seventy-nine peo ple were in attendance at the band con cert yesterday afternoon. C. L. Dolman returned to the Indian Territory today after a short visit to his family, at 813 Quincy street. Mrs. C. McDonnell, of ' East Gordon street, will return tomorrow from an extended visit to relatives In Indiana. Every lady should read the New Idea magazine. They are free. COSTLEY & POST. Mr. Marion Myers, of Meriden, re turned to his home today after visiting his brother, C, D. Myers, for several days. Amity Lodge No. 231, K. of P., will charge seven esquires in the rank of knight at their regular convention to night. Miss Maud Chipman gave a picnic at Garfield Park Saturday afternoon and evening to about thirty-five of her young friends. Miss Dot Watts came home Saturday from Hutchinson, where she was the guest for a week of Misses Enuna and Georgie Metzger. Mr. John Miller has returned from Atchison, where he has been as a wit ness for the Rock Island road in a re cent damage suit. Mrs. Woodford and children have gone to the country home of Mr. Bar ker, six miles north of town, where they will spend a week. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hayden visitd Mrs. Hayden's parents, Mr. and Mr. William Kemp at their home near Capital View yesterday. C. H. Sheffield r? now able to be out, but will not be able to return to work for some time. His injured limb will have to be put in a cast. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Costley and Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Berry spent yesterday at Shady Nook farm, the guests of Mr. Iieirys parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Berry. Mrs. Sadie Green, of Indiana, and Mrs. H. M. Martin, of San Francisco, are visiting their mother and brother. Mrs. Candall and Mr. Hugh Crandall, of Kansas avenue. Mrs. Asa Harlan died Sunday even ing at her home, 412 Paramore street. The funeral will be held Tuesday after noon at half past 2 from the Second Presbyterian church. Mrs. James Coughlin, who has been visiting her father-in-law, Mr. Cough lin, and family, of Monroe street, will leave Tuesday for Los Angeles, Cal., to join her husband, who is in the em ploy of the Santa Fe there. Oma Allen. Walter Ogden and Rob ert Rigdon, members of the United States army hospital- corps, passed through Topeka today over the Santa Fe en route to San Francisco, from which place the will sail for Manila. Mts. William Gushard, who was called here by the illness and death, of her mother, Mrs. G. Perkins, re turned yesterday to her home in De catur, 111. Miss Jessie Perkins will here after make her home at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John Schenek, 30S West Gordon street. . The pastor of the Kansas Avenue M. E. church. Rev. J. A. Stavely. accom panied by the choir, held services Sun clay afternoon at the Fairview church, five miles northeast of town. The choir consisted of Mr. J. W. Swartz. director; Mrs. McNoun, organist: Mr. George Miller, cornetist; Mr. Withers, violinist; sopranos. Misses Anna Henry, Mis. Lillie Bryan, Miss Bessie Henry and Mrs. George Miller; altos, Misses Ida Henrv, Florence Mussen, Ollie and May McNoun; tenors, Mr. Withers and Mr. Shirley French; bassos, Messts. Mussen. Stock and Cheney. After the close of the service Mr. Stock invited the party to his farm, where refresh ments of ice cream, cake and straw berries were served. Children's day was observed yester day in many of the North side churches. At the Kansas Avenue M. E. church the service was held at 10 o'clock and consisted of special music by the Sunday school choir under the leadership of Mr. Shirley French, an address by the pastor. Rev. Mr. Stave ly and a paper by Clarence Johnson of the history of the church, from the time of its organization until the pres ent day. The church was appropriately decorated with flowering plants. At the Second Presbyterian church the day was observed by having a pro gramme of songs, recitations and le spor.sive reading by the children rcnd special music by the choir. Miss Mabtl Proudfit also gave a violin solo. The church was prettily decorated with flowers, palms and ferns. At the Con gregational church the day was ob served by having special music. A COMMITTEE NAMED. Merchants Who Will Make Formal Complaint About Assessment There was not as much interest mani fested by the Topeka merchants over the question of increases in valuations today as on last Friday. The meeting at the Commercial club rooms was but scantily attended, and instead of a large delegation of business men pro ceeding to the office of the county com missioners in a body, a committee five was appointed to talk to the county officials this afternoon. The committee is composed of Mess!1. K. H. Crosby. Warren M. Crosby, D. J. Greenwald. H. A. Auer bacii 'and D. I". Paxton. Their ap pointment was particularly appropriate as the report made by the special com mittee showed that firms they repre sent have been made to shoulder one fourth the entire Increase made in the assessment of the merchants of To peka, In the instflrce of each of the five firms the increase in valuation amounts to several thousand dollars. Large Los3 of Grain. New York, June 11. Two five story brick buildings owned by George rl. Ketcham & Co., In West End avenue containing 125,000 bushels of grain, were destroved by fire today. The loss is about $140,000. Unclaimed Freight Sale. Takes place at A. T. & 8. F. Railway Co.'r. freight warehouse, commencing Thursday. -June 14. at 9 a. m. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY. LOST Between Quincy and Topeka ave., dark green silk umbrella. Reward. Re port to C. J. Evans. 509 Kansas ave. FOR SALE Cheap Good new 14x15 wagon sheet, bows Inquire at 427 Polk. WANTED Experienced white girl for general housework; good wages. 427 To peka ave. LOST Between Topeka Cash and Warren M. Crosbv's. 3 solid silver hearts, in en velope. Liberal reward at oOs (juincy at.