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HP LAST EDITION, THURSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 14, 1900. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. 4 W't " TAX DODGING. How Topeka Capitalists Deceive the Assessors. Kick Men Appear on Kolls as Almost Penniless. INTERESTING ARRAY. Those Who Admit They Are Worth $1000 or More. Very Few Who Pay on Valu ation of Over $10,000. ONE FIRM AROYE $50,000 T Cat Is Parkhurst-Davis W hole sale Grocery -Co. Merchants 15ear Brunt Because (Jan Not Hide Stocks. The valuation statements Hied by the n?tssors this year are the cause of ail the trouble between the merchants and the assessors. The merchants complain that the valuation of their stocks have been unjustly increased. A study f these lists presents an in- t resting array of figures. While it is i undoubtedly true that in many cases valuations are disproportionately high it is also painfully evident that many are not high enough, i Some of To jm kit's richest men appear. on the tax nl!s as having very little personal property including money, bonds and j.otes while others who are not rated among the wealthy appear on the rolls as among Topeka's wealthiest individ uals. The facts are that Topeka is troubled villi a class of wealthy tax dodgers. Ki.-h men tind a way of concealirg their property from the assessors. When the ot'ieial arrives tiie rich man has sud denly become poor, ami with a long tice he fills out the blank which is handed to him. others reputed well off are Invisible, and if not actually poverty stricken, have less than $l,(ln0 to be taxed. ' f course it may tie said in justice to pome that their wealth may lie in real (state ,,r In stoc ks in banks anil other corporations, taxed as such. The fact retoairs that a great deal of personal property escapes just taxation and great injustice is worked upon those who return their property or whose property cannot escape the assessor's ye. The assessment against the banks is Iiractif ally the same as that of a year a -to -in fact, several of the banks have act"a".v Hen decreased. The First National lias been decreased $1,000: the Merchants' National and the American banks, no change: the Central National, iror ased five thousand; the Bank of Topeka increased three thousand: the citizens', increased four thousand: tile State Savings, decreased fifteen hun dred. In view of the heavy increases the commissioners should decrease the T rcentage of taxation correspondingly. Vnless they do this they will demon fliatf one of a few things: th"ii' in capacity to manage the county's af fairs; the extravagarce of the county. r show a disgraceful management which places the burdens of govern ment '.ineoually upon the people and most heavily upon those who try to honestly list their property. The Jit fif personal property assessed for sa.ii'ia or over follows, it will be noted that only twenty-eight corpora tions and individuals in this wealthy commurity pay personal property taxes, en amounts of ten thousand dollars or over: Vnir.il National Hank TV rkhitrst. Ilavis Mef. Co i-'irst National Hank Rank of Topeka Shawnee Kire Insurance Co... "ro-bv P.rothers Kansas Mutual Life las 'l' i)eka Kail way Co AVcrren M. Crosby : Talison F.lectric Co Thos. ':,fcf Mei-ehants' N'aMormi Bank M ills j ry Coods 'o V. A. I Thompson Iblw. C. Keinp.T paxt,,,, 'itizens' Suite Hunk l'alace Clothing Co J. Thomas Iaimber Co 1.. H'-sml X- Co ; Topeka Cash 1 rv Goods Co... Hall Lithographing Co "Welti Packing Co August Clothing Co l-'rank P. M.uiLi'niliin .P'hn Spear T ,T. Creenwald Crosby Holler Mill Co Swift liolliday S. Flarnum T. I-;. Bowman & Co I.uisa H. Cage Slate Savings Bank J..ah Mnlvane J... . K. F. Ware A. V. Auter Capital lildg. Loan Co '. fiscal- Kranss W. Y. Morgan '.'. Niirp and MeCord Aetna Bldg. Loan Shawnee Lhlg. & Loan B. M. i'avne & ( .1 M. K'light A. C. Dais & Co ''rune (- Chet Thoni is. Jr Kansas Book Co .1. B. Billard John Brl r Kelium Book & Sta. Ci Hackney & Co Mis. L. C. Laurent .1. K. Mul vane Kitcliell ami Marburg J. B. Luriim r (guardian, l-'arnsworth Ashbc ... elements c.i Hub Clothing Co -apital Bill). Co Aceounting Trust Co Mt. Carmcl Mer. Co W. I. Miller A. B. A Idling Paint & (Mass Co.. A. .1. King Shawnee Milling Co Cltirauo Lumber Co J B. Havdi-n Charles Adams & Co Robinson. Marshall & C 1. H. Forhes PmaUian Thomas C. 1 1 . Morrison Continental Shoe & Clothing Co.. 3--.irl.es Bros Svms Orocerv Co. K. I!. 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H. Vinc?nt ' Ml. Carmel Coal Co J. K. Nisslev Chas. McCli'ntock !!!!:"!! Kansas Farn er Culver & Baliev C. :. Noel ; :ratt Bros C. S. C.leed "' " J. S. Sproat I. Smith Co J. V.'. Thurston (administrator). A. Zahner ......... J. Weiss & Co. Patrick Br.-s Kdvvard (sboi-n Fred Wellhouse A. T. W'aggorer Wm. Oreen A Co Merganthaler Tanotvpe Co. Hotel Throop 1'. W. Griggs & Co Mrs. C. T. Trapp Geo. V. Bates Aaron Sheetz S. Hiiidman Mrs. I.. A. Meacham C. L. Wood K. 1J. Giles & Co Mrs. C. K. liolliday lb M. Clime Chancy and Morton A. W. Laeev A. A. Kobihson Clad & Grubbs J. T. Clark J. W. Gleed Thos. Yniland W. W. Kimbi.ll & Co J. C. Smith Topeka Baunt ry Co Lukens Bros 31. P. Dillon Mrs. L. E. MUntire I-xchange Grocery Co Chas. S. Kagle . ." T. J. Coughlin J. W. Thurston (exec.) Wells-Fargo ;o C. B. Kilmer Iar.iel Cr.-sby 1). T. Gabriel Kllen (-romwtdl A. Bergen H. T. Sim F. H. Stokes F. B. Wallace O. A. Keetie J. M. McFarland ('. States M. Affron Sauthwestern Fuel Co Moore Book Sta. Co I-ernald anil Martin G. M. Chase & Co. T Charles Bennett Fred Iauber JI. Oswald (. M. Noble J. It. and J. Mulvane Sch ni itl t Bros F. M. New-land J. K. Moon (guardian) J. F. Gliek John Langan Mrs. K. F. King George C. Stoker I. Q. Diven Frank Dun-in L. Van Dorp M. A. I.w M. A. biw (faiaruian) Jane R. Dennis W. S. Charlts 3)eMoss & Penwell J. C. (Jordon Mrs. C. 1. Hughes A. Samuels M. F. Kigby Mrs. 3.. K. Vawter N. F. Morehouse Downs Seed Co Anna B. Sweet Moo.V I'lumb. & Heating Co. ... W. Littlelield Prescott Ai Co Berry Bros T.ee Jones Jeffers & Jaraes libble (grocery iUirg I'Z. Z"is Worley and Calvert (Jranteer ifc Gberlv Topeka Cycle Co A. S. Kane ife Co I Jo tin Lapp i (1. V. Lankford ! C. K. Wardin K. P. P.aker .1. P. Davis I (iltisgow & Gamble j G. H. Matthews I J. F. McManus I N'annia S. Miller i James Wall .1. G. West i H. C. Bowman . I V. B. Kistler Anna J. Wilson A. F. Lidsev. c. J. Dc-viin N. F. Conkle Mail Printing house Wetter '& Co 3.. S. Woolverton W. 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Republican National Committee l?ets Down to Business. Senator Woieott Is to Be the Temporary Chairman. LODGE WILL PRESIDE After Permanent Organization Has Been Effected. Foraker Will Be Head of the Platform Maters. FAIRBANKS IS CHOSEN To Make Speech Renominating President McKinley. Seems to Be Anybody's Race For Vice Presidency. Philadelphia, June 14. Congress will be well represented in the Republican national convention. As chairman of lina and Delegate Flynn from Okla homa. " ; Among- the contestants for seats in the convention is Representative Al drich, of Alabama. The foregoing list foots up 21 senators, more than two fifths of the Republican membership of the senate 11 representatives and one delegate. CONTESTS TAKEN UP. With the arrival of the advance guard and the opening session of the Republi can national committee, Philadelphia has begun to assume a convention air. The committee had its formal meeting at the Hotel Walton and immediately began consideration of contests for membership of the convention. Practi cally the only contests of importance are those from. Delaware and Tennes see, though later developments have ac centuated the Alabama case. From Del aware Mr. A.ddicks is again seeking ad mission and the fight is especially in teresting because of the bearing it may have upon the election of two senators "next winter. The jfriends of Pension Commissioner Fvarts and Representa tive Brownlow, of Tennessee, are fight ing for control of the Republican organ ization of that state and both are on the ground." As is the (case in the Tennes see contest case thi main lioint involv ed in all of the otlier controversies is the control of the local organization. The contests from Alabama consumed the entire afternoon yesterday and re sulted in a decision by the committee not to place the names of any of the contesting delegates of either faction on the temporary rolls of the convention except those from the Ninth district. The action of the committee was con trolled largeiy by the fact developed in the hearing that federal office holders had taken a very active part on both sides of the controversy in shaping the I I', 4? -iiV I V SHOWSJIGHT. China Prepares to Resist Inter national Troops. An Army of 30,000 Men Out side Gates of Pekin. BIG GUNS MOUNTED. Trained on American, British and Japanese Legations. Couriers Sent to Tien Tsin For 6,000 More Troops 15 Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts, "Who Will Be Permanent Chairman of the National Republican Convention. the national committee. Senator llanna will call the convention to order. Sena tor Woieott is to be temporary chair man and Senator Lodge the permanent chairman of the convention and it is un derstood that Senator Foraker is to be chairman of the committee on resolu tions to frame the national platform. Among the delegates at large will be Senator Woieott. of Colorado; Senator Shoup, of Idaho: Representative Can non, Illinois; Senator Fairbanks, In diana, who is to make the speech re nominating Fresident McXinley and Senator Reveridge, of the same state; Senator McCoir.as and Representative Mudd. of Maryland; Senator Lodge and Representative McCall, of Massachus etts: Senators Davis and Nelson. of Min nesota: Senators Piatt and Depew, of New York; Senator Thurston, of Ne braska; Senator Gallinger, of New Hampshire; Senator Sev.all. 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D., June 14 The earlier session? of the suireme lodge Ancient Order of t'rited Workmen, now holding its twenty-eighth annual meet ing in this city, was taken up prin cipally with routine matters. The following officers were elected: Supreme master workman, William A. Walker, of Wisconsin; supreme fore man. A. C. Hardwick. of New York; supreme overseer, Webb McNall, of Karsas: supreme recorder. M. W. Sacket. of Pennsylvania; supreme re ceiver. John J. Acker, of New- York. At a buninessi meeting of the superior lodse Degree nf Honor the following oncers were elected for the ensuing year: Suireme chief of honor, Pauline Knris, of Kansas: supreme lady of honor. Ella H. Ivlanter. of Minnesota; superior chief of ceremonies. Louise M. Rush, of Washington: ruperior re corder, Klizabeth K. Alliburn, of Iowa: superior receiver, Emma S. Beckford, of New Hampshire; superior usher, Irene M. Raikes, of New York; supe rior watch, Olive M. Bacon, of Colo rs Jo. M Comber, of North Dakota; Senator Car ter, of Montana: Senator Foraker and Representatives Grosvenor and Dick. o Ohio; Representative Mondell, Wyom ing. Senator Penrose is a delegate from one of the Pennsylvania congressional districts and Rejiresentative Bingham from another. Representative ' Lorimer, of Illinois, is one of the delegates from the district he represents in congress. Representative Payne is a delegate from the Twenty-eighth New York con gressional district; Representative !. H. White from the Second North Caro- result. This circumstances, was indeed so persistently brought out that Acting Chairman Payne introduced a resolu tion late in the session calling upon the president to have their participation in vestigated. THE VICE PRESIDENCY. Practically the only topic of conversa tion among the Republican leaders who have arrived in Philadelphia is the question of the selection of a candidate for the vice presidency. Senator Hanna has devoted almost the entire time since his arrival to this question and has been in frequent conference with other leaders on the subject. He says abso lutely that no candidate has yet been selected either by the president, by himself or by anyone for them. During a recess of the committee Senator Hanna . held a prolonged conference with Senator Scott of West Virginia, Joseph Mar.Iey and Henry B. Payne, probably the three oldest members of the national committee in point of ser vice. When they disappeared all agreed that the question of the vice prtsidency was still open. There was a general confession of concern over the situa tion, but at the same time a feeling that in the end the right man would be found. "We want." said a member of this quartette, "a man for vice presi dent who would be big enough for pres ident in case the necessity should arise for him to become such. We do not care where he comes from." He. added: "We will waive the geo graphical question if we can get the right man in other respects." This statement expresses the general SENATOR FAIRBANKS. Who Will Nominate President McKinley. sentiment among the members of the committee. PAYNE PRESIDES. National Chairman Hanna will prob ably not preside at any of the meet ings of the national committee. He will be very busy with other matters and Mr. Payne, who occupied the chair, will continue to act as chairman. A practical and thorough test was made of the acoustic properties of the convention hall. Members of the na tional committee and the local organiz ations that have taken in the prepara tion of the building for convention pur poses assembled and listened to test speeches made by Mayor Ashbridge, feergeant-at-Arms Wiswell, Chairman Dobbins, of the building committee and others. The band was in the place it will occupy during the convention and men were stationed in the remote sec tions cf the hall to listen to the speeches and music. All reported that the acous tics were everything that could be de sired. The national committee requests that the different state delegates will act promptly in designating- the members to fill tbjfe following places: Chairman of the convention, secretary of the con vention, vice president of the conven tion, member of committee on credentials member of committee on permanent or ganization, member of committee on rules, member of the committee on resolutions, national committeeman, member of the committee to notify the nominee for president, member of com mittee to notify the nominee for vice president. BLISS OUT OF THE QUESTION. The evening session of the commit tee was devoted to the Delaware con test. The committee continued its session until 12:15. when a decision was reached to 'refer the Delaware controversy to a committee with instructions-to har monize the. differences of the two par ties if possible. The committee consists of Payne of Wisconsin. . Cummings of Iowa;. Saunders of Colorado, and Le land 'of Kansas. ' Almost every state and territory is already represented here, the southern delegations being particularly large, but no solid delegations have yet made "their appearance with the exception of Alabama and Delaware, the entire rep resentation of which states are in dis pute. Only three or four of the na tional committeemen are absent, and their places are being filled by proxies from their respective states. Conspicuous among the absent com mitteemen was ex-Senator M. S. Quay of Pennsylvania. Mr. Quay's proxy is held by Senator Penrose. Senator Hanna was asked after his arrival whether it was true that the By Kepresentatires of America, Bussia and Japan. - SENATOR WOLCOTT. Who Wiil Be Temporary Chairman. president had a candidate for the vice presidency. "There is no truth in that report." he said; "none whatever. The president will' not interfere. He has no candi date." "Then who is your candidate?" he was asked. "I have none. My only desire is to get the best man." "You sr quoted as being opposed to Mr". Woodruff." "I have said when asked whether Mr. Woodruff was a candidate that I hoped not, and I do not retract that state ment. That is the way 1 feel. As for Mr. Bliss, he is an admirable man, but he is out of the question; he cannot ac cept. Senator Allison? Well, I came over on the train with him. and he is absolute in his refusal. There is no doubt of his sincerity in not wanting the place, and as a matter at fact we cannot spare him from his present place in the senate. He is worth a dozen of us other fellows there." "What are Dolliver's chances?" "Mr. Dolliver is an avowed candidate and he has a good following among his friends in the house, but T cannot say more as to his prospect. The truth is, there is as yet no approach to a set tlement of the matter." .. -if.--:, r, .- Senator Foraker of Ohio, Who Will Be Cnaarman of the Committee on Platform. TIME TO REFORM. Contesting Delegations May All Lose Seats in Convention. Philadelphia, Jure 14. The contesting deiegations to the Republican national convention are very much disturbed over the action of the national com mittee last right in refusing the Ala bama men a place on the temporary roll of the convention. They express the fear that they may be unable to obtain seats in the convention as in the rush -of proceeding the committee on credentials may not wish t take up very much time in examinins the merits of the cases. Many of the contesting delegations are today importuning membeis of the committee, to decide their cases one wa y or another, in order that the states may have full representation in the preliminaries-of the convention. The action cf the committee in the (Continued on Sixth Page.) London, June 14. A special dispatch from Shanghai says the positions of the legations at Pekin are most critical. Ac cording to this dispatch 30,000 Chinese troops are drawn up outside the gates of the city to oppose the relief force, and guns are trained on the American, British and Japanese legations. The American, Russian and Japanese min isters have sent couriers to Tien Tsin asking for 2,000 troops of each nation ality. The United States gunboats York town and Castine left yesterday for Tong Ku. There is no foreign warship now here. JAPAN COULD SETTLE IT. Yokohama, June 14. japan is about to send a mixed regiment to China. The government press declares that Japan alone could suppress the revolt, but she must first win the confidence of the powers and avoid acts likely to awaken suspicion. TROOPS FROM HONG KONG. Hong Kong, June 14 Four companies of the Hong Kong regiment, a mountain battery of Asiatic artillery, with a bat tary of 2.5 inch guns, start for Tien Tsin tonight. The fusiliers are expect ed to sail on the Terrible June IS. EXPEDITION HALTED. Tien Tsin, Wednesday, June 13. The international expedition is now at Lang Fang, half way to Pekin. The troops found the station destroyed and 200 yards of the track' torn up. Upon ap proaching the station they found the boxers still carrying on the work of destruction, but the latter bolted into the village upon the approach of the advance party. A shell from a six pounder was dropped into the village and the boxers fled up the line. Above the station a small party was discover ed engaged in tearing up the track, but a few long range shots drove them off. The patrol returned this morning and reports that a mile and a quarter of the track has been destroyed. The ex pedition will remain for the present a Lang Jbang. A courier who arrived this morning from Pekin and Lang. Fang brought a letter from the American legation stat ing that General Tung Full Siang in tends to oppose the entrance of the foreign troops into Pekin. Ten thou sand troops are guarding the south gate. The courier reports that it is said that upwards of 2,000 boxers are in the immediate neighborhood of Lang Fang. MISSIONS DESTROYED. Shanghai, June 14. A dispatch from Chug King says that "a riot has taken place at Yun Na Fu. The buihlings of the China Inland mission were partially destroyed and those of the Roman Catholic and Bible Christian missions were utterly demolished. JAPANESE CRUISER AT TAKU. Tien Tsin, June 14. Owing to the ex tensive damage done to the railroad line it is now feared the international troops can not reach Pekin before Sun day. The Japanese cruiser Suma has arrived at Taku. RUSSIANS POURING IN. Washington," June 14. The following cablegram has been received from Ad miral Kempff: Tong Ku. June 13, Secretary Navy, Washington: Twenty-five hundred men are on the road to Pekin for the relief of the lega tions; 100 are Americans, English and Russians in large majority; all nations here represented. The viceroy at Tien Tsin gave permission to go there; rail road being repaired as force advances. Russia now sending soldiers from Port Arthur, with artillery. KEMPFF. BOXERS WILL BURN TIEN TSIN. Tien Tsin, June 14. Railroad commun ication between this place and Admiral Seymour's international force has been cut three miles beyond Yang Tse Yiang. Three bridges have been destroyed. It is rumored here that the boxers are de termined to burn Tien Tsin station to night. MISSIONARIES APPEAL TO MC KINLEY. Washington, June 14. John Foord, secretary of the American Asiatic as sociation today received the following cablegram from the Shanghai branch of the association. "Shanghai, June 13. Grave danger threatens Americans; Yang Tse valley urgently advise immediate gunboat protection." On the 7th instant the following ca blegram was received by the associa tion from Shanghai branch: "American lives and interests in North China are seriously imperilled. Urge government to act promptly and vigorously with adequate force. The association using these two ca blegrams as a basis is circulating peti tion for signatures, addressed to the president, asking that this government take energetic steps to protect Ameri can lives and interests in China; also that the United States act in concert with the other powers in this emer gency. MORE RUSSIAN WAR SHIPS Tien Tsin, Wednesday, June 13. It is expected that Admiral Seymour has made Lang Fang a secondary base and that tie will advance the remaining 40 miles as rapidly as possible. It is reported that Prince Tuan (the new head or the Chinese foreign omce) and General Tung Fuh Siang have re signed. . Three more Russian warships have arrived at Taku. DISCUSSED IN PARLIAMENT, London, June 14. In the house o commons today the parliamentary sec retary of the foreign office, William St. John Broderick, made a statement in regard to the position of affairs in the Chinese affairs in the empire. Our minis ter at Pekin has been in constant commun ication with the Chinese government since the attack by boxers on peaceable converts and the destruction of three villages about ninety miles from Pekin on May 12. On May 18. Sir Claude Mac- Donald reminded the Tsung Li lamen (Chinese foreign office) of his unceasing warnings during the last six months of the danger of not taking adequate measures to suppress the boxers and an imperial decree was subsequently 13- siied. On May 20, a meeting of the dip lomatic corps was held at which a reso lution was adopted unanimously calling the Tsung Li Yamen to take more stringent measures. It was not then considered necessary to bring the in ternational guards to Pekin, but the British marine guard at Tien Tsin which had been under orders to leave, was detained there. NO UNITED STATES SOLDIERS YET. Washington, June 14. A dispatch from Admiral Remey, received at the ' navy department, makes plain the- rea son why the gunboat Nashville was sent to Taku instead of the Helena, as requested by the navy department, in arswer to Admiral Kempff's appeal. Admiral Remey reports that the Helena is now at the capital of the isl and of Panay, serving as a station ship. She is in need of two months' refiairs and was consequently unavailable for the required service. The Helena has been subjected to very heavy service ever since her departure from the Unit ed States just before the outbreak of the Spanish war, and it is believed that her boilers are in need of renovation. Admiral Kempff's dispatch thia morning makes no mention ot any un due delay in the movement of the for eign forces upon Pekin, and as he is in a position to secure the latest and most accurate., news from the relief col umn the officials here believe that there have been no untoward happenings. Some surprise is experienced at the strength of the column. There is a sincere regret entertained at the navy department at the comparatively small representation of the United States in this movement. But it is said that the navy has done all it can to meet the calls upon it. The intimation i3 very clear that if ' further reinforcements are expected for the Chinese service recourse must 'be had to the United States army. On their part, however, the army officers repudiate any purpose to become in volved in the situation, and it is offi cially stated that there is still no in tention of sending any United States troops to China. Admiral Remey also has notified the navy department of the departure from Manila, in accordance with "the depart ment's orders, of the Solace. She car ries marines to Taku to reinforce Ad miral Kempff. She will proceed home ward, stopping at Guam. RAISING THE TRUSSES. Most Difficult Work on the Au ditorium Commences. The contractors began -work - this morning at raising the six large steel trusses which will support the roof of the audtorium of . the new city building This is by far the most interesting part of the work from a-spectator's stand point and is really the most difficult piece of engineering on the building. The trusses are six in number and each truss is made in four sections. They weigh about 8,000 pounds to the section and are too heavy to be hoisted by the light electric engine which has been used for hoisting other material. The hoisting capacity of the electric engine being about 3,000 pounds. The heavy sections are being raised by means of winches which are attached to the large boom. The false work which has been erected in the auditorium serves as a base for the booms tracks which are built on the false work and on these tracks the booms can be moved at w ill. When a heavy section is raised until it is above the brick work the booms are moved until the section can be drojiped into its proper position. As soon as all the sections of a truss are raised they will be riveted together, the riveters following close behind the iron works. Each of the trusses when com plete will span about 1.10 feet and when they have been placed will sustain many- times the weight of the root and ceiling. It will require about ten days to put the trusses in place and as soon as that is done work will he pushed on the root and ceiling. The false work will not be taken down until all of that work has been completed. Mr. Black, who is in direct charge of the work has put everything in good shape for the placing of the trusses and is confident that the work will be com pleted within two weeks and perhaps in less time. TRAIN FELL 300 FEET. Seven Men Killed Engine and Cars Demolished. Williamsport, Pa., June 14. Seven men were killed on a logging railway at Cammal, about thirty-six miles from this place. A train jumped the track in some unaccountable manner and plunged down a 300 foot embankment. Both fireman and engineer were in stantly killed, as also were one passen ger and four Italian laborers. The cars and engine were literally smashed to kindling. The names of the killed' are: Engineer McGilvaray, Fireman Eng lish, Justice of the Peace T. F. Schuyler. Frank Carlson, Jello Demn, James Roe, Memnon. The first three were residents of Cammal, while the others were Italian laborers employed on the road. II. 0 DISSTOX BEAD. President of Henry Disston & Sons' Steel Works. Philadelphia, June 14. Horace . O. Disston, president of the Henry Diss ton's Sons' Iron and Steel Works, and vice president of the Henry Disston3 Sons' Saw Works, died last nicht at his summer residence, Seneca Point. Cecil county. Md. His death was due to apoplexy. Place Found For Bynum. Washington, June 14. The president has appointed ex-Representative W. D. Bynum, of Indiana, a member of the commission to codify the criminal laws of the United States vice D. Culberson, dec-eased. Weather Indications. : Chicago, June 14. Forecast for Kan sas: Partly cloudy with probably showers Friday and in east portion to , night; southerly winds.