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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, June 14, 1900, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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How Topeka Capitalists Deceive
the Assessors.
Kick Men Appear on Kolls as
Almost Penniless.
Those Who Admit They Are
Worth $1000 or More.
Very Few Who Pay on Valu
ation of Over $10,000.
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
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
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!. Guild
Topeka Paper Co
B. L. Cofran
Cosllev P. st
New- York Mer. Co
T hompson Bros
Jllrs. B. C. Clenn
Ym. Creeti & Sons (N.
Wm. Schick
A. Marburg
a. v. Motrin
il. C iiulmau.
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W. S. Furman
Arnold Drug Co ,
Warner & Potter
Willis Norton & Co
American Bank
O. V. llosfehlt
Howley Snow
Capital Klevator "
(;e,iiSH W. Sta.istield
Mrs. S. A. S. Greenspan
J. K. Jones
A. Fassler
Standard Oil Co
Wolff Bros. t Cole
Otto Kuehiip
J. H. Foucht
W. S. Kale
Kwart Lumber Co
Albert A. Uatve;.-
F. Fenskv . .
M. S. Smith
Seerv ifc Morton
J. 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. MeKntire
.Tames Wens
Trp( ka Water Co
Arthur Capper
Whitlelsey Mer. Co
James Deem
J. L. Van Houten
I,. K. Dollinger
Frank Hob-art
G. B. 3Mck
3,. R. Tavlor & Son
W. H. Wilson
H. H. Parler
1-'. A. Simmers-ell
J. W. Jones & Son
A. O. Kosser
C. J-:. Hubbard
A. C. Klingaman
V. W. Phillips
Gilbert Slasher
Babcoek & Frost
T. poka Athletic association...
Sims Drug Co
C. W. Jewell
D. J. Hathaway
Topeka Tee & Cold Storage
Adams Bros
American Steam Laundry
Thomas Monney
Albeit Parker
Mrs. J. L. Ramsbarger
t . B. Stevens
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Republican National Committee
l?ets Down to Business.
Senator Woieott Is to Be the
Temporary Chairman.
After Permanent Organization
Has Been Effected.
Foraker Will Be Head of the
Platform Maters.
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
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
China Prepares to Resist Inter
national Troops.
An Army of 30,000 Men Out
side Gates of Pekin.
Trained on American, British
and Japanese Legations.
Couriers Sent to Tien Tsin For
6,000 More Troops
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. New Jer
sey, Senator Priichard, of North Caro-
i'v'k 'no ! lina: Senators Hansbiough and
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Supreme Chief 1). of II. Webb
McNall Honored.
Sioux Falls S. 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.
Comber, of North Dakota; Senator Car
ter, of Montana: Senator Foraker and
Representatives Grosvenor and Dick. o
Ohio; Representative Mondell, Wyom
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
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
Who Will Nominate President McKinley.
sentiment among the members of the
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
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.
Who Wiil Be Temporary Chairman.
president had a candidate for the vice
"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
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
The United States gunboats York
town and Castine left yesterday for
Tong Ku. There is no foreign warship
now here.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington," June 14. The following
cablegram has been received from Ad
miral Kempff:
Tong Ku. June 13, Secretary Navy,
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The names of the killed' are:
Engineer McGilvaray, Fireman Eng
lish, Justice of the Peace T. F. Schuyler.
Frank Carlson, Jello Demn, James Roe,
The first three were residents of
Cammal, while the others were Italian
laborers employed on the road.
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
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,
Weather Indications.
: Chicago, June 14. Forecast for Kan
sas: Partly cloudy with probably
showers Friday and in east portion to
, night; southerly winds.

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