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TOPEKA STATS JOURNAL, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 12, 1900-
TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL
BY FRANK: PMAC LENKAM.
VOLUME XXVII No. 140
Cfflolal Paper of the City of TopoKa.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
Dally edition, delivered tv carrier, 10
cents a weeH to any part ' ?'
suburbs, or at the same price in any J";
saa town where the paper has a carrier
system. m
l.y mnil, one y;ar SI
In' mail, three months fx
Weekly edition, one year
" PERMANENT HOME.
Tcpeka State Journal Building, 800 and
102 Kansas avenue, corner of Ii,igctn.
NEW YOBK OFFTCK.
Tempi Court Bldg.
A. Frank Richardson. XiT.
CHTCAOO OFFICE.
Stock Exchange Bid?.
A- Frank Klchardaon, Mgr.
LOTTOOV OFFTCB.
12 Red Lion Court, Fleet Btre&t.
TELEPHONES.
Business Office on?. K
i"!!!!iBoii 'Phone 577
Keportera Room
The deputy sheriffs In St.Loul3 appear
to have been Impatient to try their new
guns. .
Even John R. McLean has given
Dewey up as a bad Job and abandoned
him to his fate.
The Boers are getting an extensive
list of the British nobility on their ros
ter of prisoners.
Wheat is Journeying toward the dollar
mark by long jumps and without the
aid of Mr. Joe Loiter.
Methuen ifl again up against a force
of Boers. In the case of Methuen it is
usually the expected which happens.
"Wheat going up three cents a day
and a crop of 80.000.0(10 bushels being
harvested In Kansas. No; there's noth
ing the matter with Kansas.
Gen. Otis doesn't believe that Aguin
aldo is dead. The general's doubts, pro
bably are due to a long acquaintance
with the manners and habits of the
Filipino leader.
The Boers are conducting themselves
in a most unaccommodating, even out
landish fashion. While the British were
Etill celebrating the close of the war,
these Dutchmen Jumped in and killed,
wounded or captured an entire battal
ion of Roberts' army and cut him off
from communication with his base of
supplies.
TWO KINDS OF TRUSTS.
In answer to the question: "Is not
the labor trust as oppressive as any oth
er trust?" the New York Journal points
the difference, from its point of view as
follows:
On the plains it sometimes happens
that a troop of ravenous wolves sur
round a herd of buffalo, among which
are many calves. The herd bunches
closely together for protection, with
horns to the foe.
Here we have two trusts offensive
and defensive. One is an offensive com
bination of greed, the other a defensive
combination of distress. Is it not right
to thin out the wolves with a legislative
shotgun, and let the buffalo go in
peace?
There Is a vast difference In the money-power
of ten men with a million dol
lars each, and a million men with ten
dollars each. Ten millionaires band to
gether to kill competition, corner pro
duct!", reduce wages and restrict pupply.
A million men oppressed by the ten or
ganize for the maintenance of the right
of every laboring man to a fair share
of the wealth he creates.
The labor trust does not nRy, cannot
purchase congressmen, dictate to
courts, command nominations to public
offlces or plunder producers. Labor's
time is thoroughly occupied in self-defense.
We have given here a few of the dif
ferences between the offensive trust of
capital and the defensive trust of labor.
They are as far apart in principle and
in practice as night and day.
There Is no harm in any trust that has
nothing more than muRcle and mechan
ical skill for its foundation. Such trusts
should not be confounded with the
criminal trusts. Neither should they be
legislated against.
THE TROUBLE IN CHINA.
The beginning of the trouble at pres
ent existing in China dates back about
two years.
Kwang Su, the emperor, prepared the
way for his deposition by a sudden sur
render to the influence of liberal ideas.
Yielding to the persuasion of a group
of Intelligent and patriotic Chinamen.
who understood that something must be
done to preserve the empire from decay,
he startled the diplomatic world by is
suing nine edicts whose enforcement
would more or less rapidly have revolu
tionized the political administration of
the Chinese empire.
These edicts proposed:
lo abolish the competitive examina
tions by means of which for more than
five hundred years official appoint
incuts nave oeen maue ana which, as
the subjects upon which candidates are
examined are confined to the Chinese
classics constitute the greatest obstacle
to the adaption In China of new ideas.
To establish and endow a Pekln unl
Yersity.
To turn hhe temples Into schools.
To provide for the translation into
Chinese of western literary and scien
tific works.
To institute a patent office.
To secure the protection of Christians
from persecution.
To convert the reform newspaper into
the official organ of the government.
To suppress superfluous offices.
j.u eimuie young jviancnus to go
abroad and study foreign languages.
The reformers, with the characteris
tic zeal of converts, made the fatal mis
take of trying to do too much all at
once and their indiscretion furnished
the dowager empress with her oppor
tunity. She was able to count with con
fidenoe upon the support of the great
mandarins, of men like LI Hung Chang,
who had attained to wealth and power
under the old regime and who had no
desire for change, and the vigorous
measures which she promptly took to
undo the emperor's well meant but
ihopelessly Impractical procedure at
tracted no effective opposition. The
edicts were revoked, four of the reform
ing mandarins were beheaded, while
others only escaped the same fate by
flight, and the emperor was constrained
to declare that owing to hi3 physical in
firmities he felt himself to be unequal
to carry on the task of government
unassisted, and that he had according
ly invited the dowager empress to re
sume her former functions of regent.
Then Kwang Su disappeared into the
innermost recesses of the Forbidden
City and PsI An reigned in his stead.
Last October dispatches from Pekin
announced that the wretched Kwang
Su had discovered that, even with the
assistance of a regent who relieved him
of all responsibility, the task of being
emperor was too great ifor his strength
and that he had accordingly abdicated
the throne in favor of Pu Chun, son of
Prince Tuan and grandson of the former
Emperor Hsien Feng. ,
The principal recommendation of Pu
Chun in the eyes of the dowager seems
to have been his extreme youth. He is
nine years old, a circumstance which
insures a prolonged extension of the
regency. In the meanwhile Kwang Su
has dropped entirely out of sight and
hearing, and it is raf.her more than
likely that were the powers acting in
concert to make a serious attempt at
accomplishing his restcration.it would
be found that the thirg could not be
done because the ex-emperor had been
sent to Join his more or less illustrious
ancestors. Assassination is one of Psi
An's strong points.
Had Kwang Su remained on the
throne it is improbable that the af
fairs of China would ha ve been in their
present condition. It is apparent that
the "Boxers" who have set out to drive
foreigners from the country, have the
encouragement and protection of the
dowager empress. It is notable in this
connection that Russians do not appear
to be suffering with the rest. There
even seems to be ground for suspicion
that the czar may be in, sympathy with
the "Boxers" and the empress.
GLOBE SICJHTa
From the Atchison Globe. J
The real clever people are those who
recognize the importance of occasion
ally letting on that they are fooled.
The average girl's Idea of keeping
posted on current events is to know to
day what store has a. special sale to
morrow. If you want people to think you are
smart, don't compel them to hint a
second time for favors they want you to
show them.
Giving a girl a musical education of
ten means only that she has an addi
tional place to loaf: a music store
where she "tries" new pieces.
When a woman goes on a visit, she
decides that a valise will hold, all she
wants, and then takes enough pack
ages along to have filled a big trunk.
When a dry goods store advertises
that ribbons tomorrow will cost a cent
less a yard than they cost today, all the
housework in town tomorrow will be
done up early.
Very few people reach 40 without re
calling that at one time in reaching too
high or bending too low, they felt some
thing snap within them, and haven't
felt well since.
We suppose that if the cotton mills
turned out dress fabric that would wear
like leather, the old women wouid still
shake their heads and recall with a sigh
that in their day dress goods were made
that would wear.
POINTED PARAGRAPHS!.
From the Chicago News.
If you would gain friends you must
be one.
Walk fast until you get there then
stand fast.
The ventilation of an idea never gives
anyone a cold.
Speaking of jokers.
a dog's tail is
something of a wag.
The most disagreeable relation a man
can have is a carb-uncle.
Hope often buds when it is cloudy, hut
it blooms only in sunshine.
A woman can keep a secret pertaining
to anything of which she knows noth
ing.
During courtship a woman clings to a
man's neck; but after marriage she us
ually walks on it.
A poor girl has to be very handsome
In order to be pretty, and a rich girl has
to be very homely to be ugly.
A married man says that a wife
should be like a roast lamb tender and
sweet, nicely dressed.but without sauce.
A woman doesn't think any more of
taking another woman's hatpin than a
man does of taking another man's um
brella. QUAKER REFLECTIONS.
From the Philadelphia Record.
Rest is a habit with some people.
A man can't be close-mouthed when
he sits In the dentist's chair.
The people who don't wish to get left
must look out tor their rights.
Some fellows seem to think that a bot
tle is essential to a corking good time.
It isn't the man with the loudest
clothes who makes the most noise in the
world.
A man may hold the key to a situation
only to discover the.t some one else has
picked the lock.
Nell "They tell me the bride is quite
gifted." Belle "Yes, indeed. I never
saw so many presents."
A woman shopper went into the post
onice yesterday and asked to see the
latest shades in two-cent stamps.
"I can stand anything but this terri
ble suspense," remarked the facetious
murderer as the sheriff sprang the trap.
Blobbs "Phunnlman's wife is suffer
ing from melancholia." Slobbs "How's
that?" Blobbs "Well, you know Phun
niman is a professional humorist, and
he insists upon reading his jokes to
her."
"Where Is the bindery?" asked the
visitor who was being shown through
the new publishing house. "On the six
teenth floor' replied the publisher.
"Then." said the visitor, "the highbind
ers are " But the balance of his re
mark was drowned by the brain clank3
from the editorial rooms.
All that glistens is not gold.
Often has this truth been told;
And for further confirmation
See the bleached blonde aggregation.
Small in' size and great in results are
De Witts's Little Early Risers, the fam
ous Utile pills that cleanse the liver and
bowels. They do not gripe. All drug
stores.
CYCLISTS COLLIDE.
Tom Cooper and Frank Kramer
Thrown From Their Wheels.
New oTrk, June 12. The one mile
match race between Tom Cooper and
Frank Kramer at the Vailesburg bi
cycle track Sunday, ended in a mix-up
after the men had raced of a mile.
When the pacemaker dropped out in
the Cooper-Kramer match just before
the post. Cooper was in front. He
started to pull up the bank from the
pole and Kramer tried to get through.
The space was not large enough, and
Kramer's wheel caught Cooper's pedal
and the riders were thrown with terrific
force. They remounted and although
Kramer got a lead of 25 yards, Cooper
passed him on the sprint home. Kra
mer then claimed a foul, but finally the
whole affair was compromised by de
claring the race off. It will be run over
again on June 24.
Of the other races the feature was the
team work of McFarland and Stevens in
the five mile handicap. Stevens won the
race. Summary:
Half mile open, professional Won bv
Tom Cooper; H. B. Freeman, second;
Frank Kramer, third. Time, 1:06.
Five mile handicap, professional
Won by Orlando Stevens (50 yards) ; Al
Newhouse,(50 yards) second; Bob Walt
hour, (50 yards) third. Time 11:55.
ORDAINED A DEACON.
Third Son of A. P. Stokes Enters the
Episcopal Ministry.
New York, June 12. Anson Phelps
Stokes, jr., third son of Anson Phelps
Stokes, and one of New York's richest
young men, was ordained an Episcopal
deacon Sunday by Bishop Henry G. Pot
ter at the Cathedral of St. John, the Di
vine. Mr. Stokes had long intended to en
ter the ministry. In 1897 he entered the
Episcopal Theological seminary at Cam
bridge. Mass., where he has just finished
his theological course. Mr. Stokes, since
November, lS'M, lias been secretary of the
Yale corporation, and will . continue his
duties with the university.
WANT CIVIL OFFICERS.
Board of Naval Instruction Plan a
Change For Ship Yards.
Washington, June 12. The board of
naval construction today considered a
proposition to substitute civilian for the
naval officers now employed as Inspec
tors at the Various private ship-bulid-ing
yards and shops where naval work
is being prosecuted. No decision has
yet been reached and the problem has
been contemplated by the suggestion
that retired officers be called upon for
the required inspection duty.
Two Police Chiefs.
St. Paul, Minn., June 12. The police
commission provided for under the re
cently adopted charter today organized
and elected J. J. O'Connor chief of po
lice, but when the new chief tiled to
take possession Chief Getchell refused
to yield the place, insisting that he
could only be removed for cause. The
case will be settled in the courts, and
for the present two chiefs of police are
stationed at headquarters. Chief
O'Connor is being obeyed by the police
force.
Suicide at 78.
Chicago, June 12. John T. Weber, at
one time one of the most prominent
and wealthy business men in Chicago,
committed suicide today by drinking
carbolic acid. Weber lost most of his
fortune in the great fire of 1S71 and the
financial panic of 1S73. Recently he
had become deaf and almost blind, and
this made him despondent. He leaves
a married daughter In St. Louis and
another in Washington. He was 78
years old.
Fire Out In Hecla Mine.
Calumet. Mich.. June 12 The Calumet
and Hecla company has commenced to
re-open the shafts, which were shut down
on account of the recent fire and numbers
6 and 7 of the Hecla branch were opened
today. It is expected that other shafts
will be opened in a day or two. No gas
is evident and the temperature at number
2 Hecla, where the hre originated, is
greatly reduced.
Destroyed the Synagogue.
Graudenz, West Prussia, June 12.
A battalion of infantry has been sent
to Konitz. about fifty miles northwest
of tnis place, where, owing to the mys
terious murder of a schoolboy, there
have been for several weeks past anti-
scmitic disturbances, which culminated
yesterday in serious excesses and the
destruction of a synagogue.
Free From Excitement.
Thomasville, Ga., June 12. An un
known negro was lynched today at Met
calfe, Ga., for an attempted assault on
the daughter of E. H. Stringer. TBsre
was no excitement.
Turkish Building at Paris.
Our picture shows the Turkish building, the Pavilion of the Ottoman Em
pire. Here the official visitor who drops in will be treated with true Turkish
hospitality and enjoy the traditional tobacco and black coffee.
WILL BE CHANGED.
County Commissioners Will Equalize
Merchants' Assessments.
As a result of the visit of the com
mittee of merchants, appointed at the
meeting Monday, the board of county
commissioners will attempt to equalize
the assessments of the merchants of
Topeka. Either the merchants who have
been materially increased will have
their assessments reduced.or the assess
ments of the other merchants will be
raised so as to correspond with them.
The committee is composed of Messrs.
E H. Crosby, D. P. Paxton, H. A. Auer
bach. Warren M. Crosby and D. J.
Greenwald. The members accompanied
by Abe August, whose assessment shows
an increase of $7,000 over that of last
year, called on the county commission
ers Monday afternoon and stated theif
grievances. It was shown that out of
the $240,000 increase on personal proper
ty in the entire city, the six merchants
represented $62,865, or over one-fourth.
The members of the board readily
agreed that this condition is manifest
ly unjust to the merchants concerned,
and expressed a willingness to do every
thing possible toward equalizing the as
sessment. It was finally decided that
the board should classify the various
merchants of the city according to their
xespeeted lines of business, and after
ward endeavor to equalize the assess
ments according to the amount of stock
carried.
Warren M. Crosbv stated that Mr.
Leavitt, the assessor, had held out the
idea that the rate of taxation was to
be reduced as a result of the increased
assessment. The commission stated
that if it was possible to reduce the rate
the reduction would be made.
TEACHERS' CHANGES.
Miss Carrie Goddard Succeeds Mrs.
West in Garfield School.
At the June meeting of the board of
education, Mrs. Mary C. West resigned
her position as principal of Garfield
school, and Miss Carrie Goddard, prin
cipal of Jackson Echool was appointed
in her stead. Miss Edith Moore of the
Lincoln school was appointed to Miss
Goddard's former position in Jackson.
Miss E. C. Samson asked to be reliev
ed of the principalship of the Uiwman
Hill school and assigned to a position as
teacher. Her request was granted and
Mr. George H. Hoyes has been assign
ed to the vacant principalship.
BRICKLAYERS QUIT.
Three Hundred Employes of Chicago
Go on a Strike.
Chicago, June 12. Over three hundred
bricklayers employed by the city in the
construction of the intercepting sewer
system, the building of electrical con
duits and other improvements going on
in various parts of the city were called
out by their union today, the result be
ing almost the stoppage of the work on
public improvements, leaving miles of
streets torn up for the sewer and con
duit systems, in an almost impassable
condition. The trouble is said to have
arisen over the letting of a minor con
tract to a contractor who is persona non
grata, with the union.
INCREASE OF $3,000,000
In the Property Valuation of North
western University.
Chicago, June 12. At the annual
meeting of the trustees of the North
western university held today Martha
Foote Crowe was appointed dean of
women and assistant professor of Eng
lish literature, succeeding Anna Maude
Bowen. Prof. A. R, Crooke was made
curator of the mineralogical museum
and Prof. K. S. Grant was appointed
curator of the geological museum.
President Henry Wade Rogers read his
annual address. The treasurer's report
showed the property valuation of the
university to be $5,043.54S, an increase of
$3,000,000 in eleven years.
President Rogers announced that $36,
000 had been received for the erection of
a building for the university settlement
and that ground for the structure
would be broken soon. There were
strong rumors in circulation that Presi
dent Rogers had In his pocket a letter
of resignation. It was believed how
ever, that he would not present it at
the meeting today.
Warriors Gather at West Point.
West Point, N.' Y., June 12. Major
General Elwell S. Otis and his aides ar
rived here today. The general was re
ceived at the steamboat landing by a
battalion of cadets under command of
Col. Hein and escorted to tha superin
tendent's quarters." Lieutenant General
Miles is expected here at 5 o'clpck.
German Navy Bill Passed.
Berlin, June 12. The reichstag today
passed the navy bill.
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WANT DUE CREDIT.
Americans Desire That the Left Hand
Shall Know What the Right j
is Doing.
New York, June 12. The committee
of 100 on India famine relief has formed
a committee for the distribution of re
lief funds in India, called the Americo
Indian relief committee. Its nine mem
bers are William B. Fee, United States
Dr. Robert A. Hume, executive secre
tary; tnree business men or India,
American or European and native In
dian, three missionaries, one being Eu
ropean. The last $25,000 cabled to India
by the committee of 100 has been put
at the disposal of this committee, in
Bombay.
The reasons for forming the commit
tee are that the National India Famine
Charitable Relief fund, at whose head
is Sir Francis MacLean. chief justice
of Bengal, appears, notwithstanding its
splendid work, to have two limitations.
when regarded from America's point of
view. First, from its distribution of re
lief funds through government officials
acting unofficially, the popular impres
sion is likely to be gained in India that
the relief is substantially governmental,
and by distribution through a separate
committee it can be made clear to the
people that America has a share in the
bestowals. Second, the famine distress
is worst in the hundreds of native
states, where the government's agents
are fewest and where, accordingly, the
government's agencies for" charitable
relief are furthest from being complete.
Oi the other hand, the interdenomi
national missionary relief committee is
composed solely for American mission
aries and thus, while its work is beyond
praise, it does not correspond perfectly
to the scope and plan of the committee
of 100, which is a civic agency, meet
ing free offer of Its services in the work
of forwarding aid from favored Amer
ica to famished India.
The Americo-Indian relief commit
tee, it is felt, will represent all inter
ests and embody all elements. It will
employ the best agents and agencies
at its command. It is within the fam
ine area. It will have admirable fa
cilities for carrying on its relief work in
the native states. It will be fi'ee to
rescue the perishing children, the wo
men, the sick and any who may be
neglected.' Whatever it dispenses will
be recognized as completeliiongovern
mental and as coming to the sufferers
from sympathising America, WThile the
committee of 100 sends the funds in
trusted, to its free disposal to the
Americo-Indian relief committee, it will
still faithfully carry out the expressed
wishes of all donors.
WRECK AT MAYETTA.
Hock Island Train Runs Into an Open
Switch, With Considerable
Damage.
Mayetta, Jime 12. Rock Island train
Jso. ito, in charge of Conductor Harriman
pulled by engine No. 543, with Engineer
Gallop at the throttle, ran into an open
switch at Mayeti this morning about 1
o'clock, demolishing three car loads of
threshing- machines and engines, and four
cars of ties. The engineer and his fire
man jumped, escaping any injury, the
head brakeman jumped from the top of
the train and was not injured. The train
was running about twenty-five miles per
hour when it entered the switch. There
were two tramps in one of the threshing
machines, but they escaped without tn
jury. but another tramp who was lying
under one ot tne tnresmng maenmes had
several ribs broken.
Superintendent Jones and Road Master
Sullivan and Train Master Sutherland
were on the scene with the wrecker and
had the track all clear by seven o'clock
a. m. The wrecking train was in charge
of Conductor Lucas.
OLD SEWER SUIT.
Mrs. Thomas' Appeal From Apprais
ers Being Heard.
The case of L. M. Thomas against the
city of Topeka is set for trial in the
district court this afternoon.
When the North Topeka sewer for
district 13 was built some property be
longing to Mrs. Thomas was condemned
by the appraisers for 51,000. Mrs.Thomas
is not satisfied with the price and ap
pealed the case to the district court and
asks for more money for her property.
Dr. Smith's Journey.
London. June 12 t Dr. Donaldson Smith,
the Philadelphia explorer, who recently
reached Cairo in good health, had a re
markable journey rrom Berberavia to
Lakes Rudolf and Stefanie. From
Uganda he was conveyed down the Xile
to Khartoum in an anglo-Kgyptian gun
boat, the first vessel to traverse the Up
per Nile since the cutting of the Sudd.
Dr. Smith accomplished much interesting
work In hitherto unexplored regions.
A. O. TJ. W. Supreme Lodge.
Sioux Falls, S. D., June 12. The twenty-eighth
stated meeting of the supreme
lodge. Ancient Order of United Work
men and the eighth stated meeting of
the superior lodge L. of H., A. O. U. W.,
are in session here. There are 400 rep
resentatives present from all parts of
the United States and Canada, the
opening sessions of the two bodies were
devoted to routine matters.
Iowa Prohibitionists.
Des Moines, la.. June- 12. The state
Prohibition convention opened this after
noon and Rev. W. L. Ferris, of Cherokee,
was selected as temporary chairman. Im
mediately after the appointment of the
usual committees the convention adjourn
ed until tomorrow to await the result of
the district caucuses for the nomination
of delegates to the national convention.
A full ticket will be nominated.
Succeeded at Last.
Sioux City. Ia.. June 12. Charles Rein-
hart, a wealthy farmer near Odebolt. who
murdered his wife last Wednesday and
then shot himself,- ended his life today
by cutting his throat.
A Small Blaze.
The fire department was called at V:3."
o'clock this morning by an alarm from
box 45 to the house of F. M. Neal at
1133 Morris avenue. A fire started in a
closet from a candle. Damage was
Email.
Smith by Acclamation.
Council Bluffs. Ia.. June 12. Judrre Wal
ter I. Smith was nominated by the Repub
licans by acclamation for congress In the
ninth district to succeed Smith McPher
son. who beopmes a judge of the federal
court.
Death of Mrs. Geo. H. Bocker.
Philadelphia, June 12. Mrs. George H
Bocker, widow of the poet and ex-minister
to Russia, is dead at her home in
this city.
I Tells the story. When vour head
.aches, and you feci bilious, const i-1
' pated, and out of tune, with your (
stomacn sour ana no appetite, just
l Duy a pacKage oi
i And take a dose, from 1 to 4 pills.
You will be surprised at how easily '
they will do their work, cure your I
headache and biliousness, rouse the i
liver and make you feel happy again.
p 23 cents. Sold by all medicine dealers. 4
FULL OF FIGHT.
Colored Women' Club Still Claims
Membership in Federation.
Chicago, June 12. Mrs. Ruffin of Bos
ton, who was excluded from the federa
tion of woman's clubs at Milwaukee on
account of her color and who has been
spending a day or two in Chicago, left
lor Boston this afternoon. It appears
that the dues paid by the Era club of
Boston for admission to the national
federation of women's clubs were re
turned to Mrs. Ruffin before she left
Milwaukee. In view of this fact, it is
understood that the Women's Era club
of Boston will mail the fallowing com
munication the latter part of this week:
10 tne Officers of the National Feder
ation of Woman's Clubs: .
"The Era club has, received through
its duly accredited delegate to your con
vention in Milwaukee a return of the
dues duly paid to your association in
connection with our application for
membership in your federation.
tne money having been returned to
us without being demanded, the
is held and retained under protest and
subject to return to the treasurer of
the federation. We wish to give notice
that in accepting the return of these
dues the Era club does not release or
waive any of its membership rights in
the federation that were acquired by
its application for membership, pay
ment of dues, and the certificate of
membership duly issued to us by the
president of the federation, after com
plying with the same ruies and regula
tions by which all other clubs were
admitted and confirmed by your board."
TO MEET IN MEXICO.
Arrangement For Conference of Amer
ican Republics.
Washington, June 12. Secretary Hay
has invited the diplomatic representa
tives in Washington of all the American
republics to meet him in the diplomatic
room of the state department on Wed
nesday morning to discuss the time and
place for holding the next international
conference of American states and such
preliminary details as may be agreed
upon at this time. It is understood that
nearly all the ministers here are now
in possession of instructions from their
governments on, the subject and that
definite conclusions will be reached. It
appears that practical unanimity has
been reached to accept the invitation
of President Diaz for holding the con
ference in the City of Mexico and that
next January is regarded as the most
favorable time. Congress has appro
priated $25,000 for the participation of
the United States delegates, who will
probably be appointed by the president
in a few weeks.
MULLICE RECOVERS .
Tough Shot by Policeman Goff Trans
ferred to County JaiL
Marion Mullice, who was shot in the
leg by Officer Goff six weeks ago was
today removed from Christ hospital to
tne. county jail.
Although Muiliee s leg is still in a
plaster cast he is mending rapidly and
this morning the hospital authorities
notified the officers that they would not
be responsible for Mullice after noon
today. His brother, Dick.who was with
him when the two attacked Goff. waived
his preliminary examination in the city-
Court and was committed to jail on de
fault of $1,000 bail.
M C0Y0LTLINES PLANS.
Has Plenty of Money and Will Fight
Only Easy Game.
New York. June 12. "There isn't
money enough in New York to induce
me to spend the summer training for a
prize fight," declared "Kid" McCoy to
day. "I'm going to the Adirondack
mountains in a few weeks to recuper
ate. But I want to say that all talk
about my lungs being affected Is with
out foundation.
"I have been fighting for more than
ten years and I feel that I am entitled
to a long rest. My doctor tried to in
duce me to have the fight between
Sharkey and myself declared off before
we met at the Lenox club, but, while I
wasn't In the best condition possible. I
was confident I could whip the sailor
anyhow. Well, I was mistaken, and
the next time he won't weigh thirty
five pounds more than I can scale just
at present, depend on that.
"The time has arrived when I don't
have to worry about money matters.
I've got all the money I need. Time
was when I could scarcely afford to lay
idle for six months or more. I have
been 'up against it' as strong as any
fighter in the business and have known
what it is to get the short of it from
fight promoters and others."
TO SWIM FIFTEEN MILES.
Champions of America and Australia
to Race For $500 a Side.
Providence, R. I.. June 12. J. W.
Glefnster, of Providence, champion long
distance swimmer of America, and ..I.
B. La Salla, of Sydney. Australia,
have signed articles here for a fli'teen
mile race for the championship of the
world. Saturday, July 14. The course
will be Horn Providence to Kooky
Point. The men have a side bet of $500.
HELD FOR ASSAULT.
Captain Strester Must Answer For
His Actions.
Chicago. June 12. Captain George Well
ington Streeter. whose cohorts recentlv
took possession of "The District of Lake
Michigan," and defied the whole local p -Jice
force, was toduy held to the criminal
court charged with conspiracy, accessory
before the fact and assault.
"The District of Luke Michigan" Is the
r.ame given by Streeter to le.nd. which
has been formed by dumping in the lake
oft the shore. t aptntn totreeter lock
possession of It, when It was a mere sand
bar. A recent attempt to oust some of )
the captain s followers, who had en
trenched themselves on the land resulted
in some shoraing and other riotous acts.
The land is now valued at many millions
of dollars, and measures ubout forty
acres.
BROOKLYN'S MAY LEAVE.
Base Ball Team to Be Transferred to
Washington.
Philadelphla.June 12 It Is stated here
today on good authority that the
Brooklyn National league baseball club
Is to be transferred to Washington.
The reason assigned is a lack of patron
age. After a continuance of- poor at
tendance it in said the Brooklyn au
thorities communicated with President
Young of the National league, express
ing their desire to transfer the Brook
lvn team intact to the capital.
" When the league cut down its circuit
at the last March meeting in New York
it secured the leases on the Washington
and Baltimore grounds, therefore it will
be comparatively easy for the transfer
to be made.
Washington, June 11. President
Young of the National league says he
has heard absolutely nothing in an offi
cial way concerning the reported trans
fer of the Brooklyn baseball club to
Washington.
Lawn social tonight, corner Huntoon
and Western avenue. Prive out in
your carriage, enjoy the music and be
refreshed. Y. P. S. C. E. First Con
gregational church
m - t-jH ill J
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a
First tho medtelno that
holds tho record for tho
largest number of ahso
luta Cures of female ills
Is Lydsa Em Pinlcham's
Vegetable Compound
Second Mrs Plnkham
can show by her letter
flies in Lynn that a mil"
lion women have been
restored to health by her
medicine and advice
Third All tetters to F.7rs
Plnkham are received,
opened, read and an
swered by women only
This fact is certified to by
the mayor and postmas
ter of Lynn and others of
Mrs Pinkham's own city
Write for free bock con
taining these certificates
Every ailing woman is
invited to write to Mrs
Plnkham and get her ad
vice free of charge
Lydia E. Pinkham Med. Co., Lynn, Mas.
CUBANS CAUGHT IN A TRAP
Selling Court Verdicts to the Highest
Bidders.
Havana, June 12. Senor Vaccarr'sse,
a Cuban agent for a well known grade
of flour, recently had a matter in liti
gation. The clerk of the court called
upon him and said that for four centenes.
about $20. a decision would be rendered
in his favor. He refused and a decision
was rendered against him. He laid the
matter before General Wood, who ad
vised him to appeai, and suggested
that, if he were approached again, he
should mark the money and endeavor
to have a detective present to overhear
the negotiations.
Later the secretary of the judge
ot the cathedral court called upon Vac
carrisse and told him that for ten cen
tenes the appeal decision would be
given in his favor. An appointment
was made for another interview, and
when the secretary arrived, accom
panied by the under-secretary, a de
tective was in hiding who ht-ard the
entire discussion and arrested the sec
retary when he was leaving the build
ing with the money, t'nKing him to the
Vivac. the Tombs of Havana, where he
was able to obtain bail.
A lawyer who was conFulfed by Vac
cari'isse advised him not to have the
man arrested, as such a step would be
considered "unpatriotic." and especially
as the Americans would be able to say
that the Cubans were worse than them
selves. This last suggestion was timely
enough, for the Americans ever since
the occupation have good reasons to
consider the courts of Cuba the mo;t
corrupt courts that exist in any civil
ized country.
The custom house fraud casns have
been set down for trial on June 25. but
it is generally felt that conviction Is
impossible, as every judge and lawyer
concerned have relations or friends
among the accused.
PHILIPPINE KECRUI IS.
Four Sleepers Filled With Soldiers Go
West Today.
Four Pullman deeping cars, contain
ing 137 recruits for the American army
in the Philippines, passed through To
peka yesterday via the Santa Fe. They
were in charge of Major C. A. Wil
liams. Only three officers were In the
party. The other two were Assistant
Surgeon lioy Wilson and Lieutenant
Knox. Twenty-seventh U. S. V.
About ten of the recruits were from
Chicago. Of the remainder about half
were from Fort Sloe-urn, New York, and
the 1'est were from Columbus barracks.
Ohio. They have been assigned to duty
In the different regiments now in the
Philippines.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Mary D. Holliday n Viola M. Her
rick, $.2.!i0, lots 3-S6, 3SS and 3S0 Harri
son street.
Geo. .M. Long and wife to Win. Rad
ford. $75, part lots 40". and 407 Western
avenue. Higginbothom's addition.
Jp.o. S. Ray and wife to E. L'rlndle,
$40, lot 1!3 and south half liil Wabash
avenue, .Tno. Norton's third addition.
Laura B. Halm and husband lo S. S.
McFadden. $1,000. part s. w. U 30, 11, 16,
and pnrt s. e. H 20, 11, 16.
N. M Minard and wife to G. M. Lu
kens, $1,400, part s. e. 25. 13. 17.
The Chlcaco Lumber company to C.
F. McLellan. $J00. south 0 feet lot 1
Woodlawn avenue. C. W. Potwin's sub.
Mary 1. Holliday to Mary Ida Pot
tirgf :-. $1.5i, lots 143. 5 . 7. 9 and 51
Hancixk street. Holliday's addition.
Patrick D. Tyrrell to August V.ladorn,
JJO.of'O, s. w. V and s. w. Vi of . e. Vi
21. 12. 1G.
C. I". Gustafson and wife to A. 1.
Berg and wife, $730, part s. w. ii 20,
11. 16.
The Topeka association to W. C.
Stem, $5, lots 73 and 75 Polk street.
STOCKS 00 DOWN
As Result of the Warlike Outlook in
China,
New York, June 12. The Wall Street
Weekly says: Prices of stocks have
declined during the week under the de
pressing influences of the complications
In China, which are reflected here from
foreign stock markets. Some uneasi
ness regarding the monetary situation
at Berlin has added to this reflected
influence. Growing fears of a failure
of the spring wheat crop nave been the
principal domestic influences towards
reaction. The reduction , of the short
interest lat week left the market in a
weakened condition technicallv. The
cut in iron prices, while heretofore dis
counted, offered no encouragement for
an advance, as it indicated buyers of
iron still holding aloof and the future
basis of the trade still undetermined.
Business -was small at all times and
liquidation not urgent, but the entire
absence of demand made it effective on
prices.
Reciprocity With Portugal.
Washington. June 12. The president has
Issued a proclamation formally announc
ing the establishment of a "reciprocity
agreement with Portugal.
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