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Administration Policy to Police the
Island For Years.
Washington, June 1$. "American
troops will remain in Cuba indefinitely
and probably permanently."
This was the emphatic declaration of
a tabir.et ""idal to-lay, in ansavr to a
Tresp-mJsiit's question as ti the fu
ture policy of the administration to
ward Cuba now that the elections had
passed eft' satisfactorily and without
"There is a strong- impression," con
tinued the official, "about the with
drawal of our troops from Cuba. The
statement has been frequently made
:nd widely circulated that with the Cu
ban eief tions uver steps wouid be inl
ine iiateiy taken to ret ail the larer
portion of our troops and that ir the
.-ry near future the American flag
would be haul- 1 down, ali of the forces
withdrawn and the island turned over
to the t 'ui'iip
"it migr.r just as well be understood
row as at any other time that no such
poii-.v is possible. Probably, after a
constitutional convention has been heltl
and a civil independent government
f stabiis'n-d. a portion of the 9.'V troops
row in the island may be withdrawn.
Hut American, troops, if only a regi
ment, will remain in Cuba for many
yars to come. This does not mean
that the administration contemplates
the annexation of "u'oa. On th' con
trary, the continued presence of troops
in the island will tend to assure the
stability of an independent government
and thereby stave off annexation."
This statement is significant in that
It clearly demonstrated the purpose of
President Mi Kinley to advocate a per
manent Ameriean protectorate over
Cuba. Wni!" many believe that Cuban
annexation is inevitable. President Mc
Kiniey will adhere to the protectorate
policy and a!i.w future administrations
to deal with the annexation question.
Letters Received in a Single Mail and
Their Queer Requests.
Mayor Drew- received five letters in
Saturday afternoon's mail which were a
little more peculiar than the average
it'.thnugh not mu'h. fr he has received
some very odd epistles. There is usual
ly a stamp enclosed for reply so he.
fee's hound to answer.
The first letter was from a young laCv
who asked bluntly how much sal.irv
he cot. She wanted to know in order to
"ie a dispute. ne wanted to know
if a certain well known business house
was e-o.ul for a case of egs; another
v.ar.ted a py of the city charter an 1
ne sent him a dun with the request
that he hand it to a collector.
The really bright cne came from Kan
sas City and asked "if his ordinance
allowed games of chance, shell s?m-s
nr.d other 1-eitimate games to run in
th- town." The "sport" wound up his
lett-r by stating that "if so we wid
Cvme up and donate our ante."
One Fare For Rough Eiders,
For the arnual reunion of Roosevelt's
Rough. Hiders' association at Oklahoma
City. Juiy 1-4. western lines will make
a rate of one fare for the round trin.
From points in Oklahoma and Indian
Territory ticket, will he r,n saie June
to July 4: from points in Kansas.
June 30 t July fn m .Missouri river
points. June lie to July 1. and from Col
orado, points. June U9 to 30.
No Favor3 For Students.
Western Paenper association lines
have refused to grant reduced rates to
students going to their homes to spend
the .summer vacation. Certain lines
objected to it upon the ground that it
3id not create any new business.
Be sur to get the genuine. Prepared enly
bv The Dr J. 11. McLcau Medicine Company,
St. Louis, lio.
u A mis M At?
Infusion of New Blood and Kail
road Progress.
One JDoes Not Necessarily Mean
the Other.
Radicalism Likely to Tate the
Place of Conservatism.
Recoirds Are Sometimes Hade
With Injury to Railroads.
The past few months have been re
markable as a period of general turning
o er and shaking up of railway staffs,
says the Railway Review. An unprece
dented number of heads of departments
have been changed, since effort has
been made to energize the corps of each
department by the infusion of new
blood, and there seems to be a general
awakening to the fact that good enough
is not sutficient that men, are required
in each department who have a peculiar
talent for their particular avocation
that talented men are a positive divi
dendial necessity, and as such, are
worthy of their hire. This is as It should
be, sn;e such general upheaval has in
many cases aftorded the man of real
ability a chance to exhibit his qualifi
All this is a very- desirable state of
affairs one which is a matter of con
siderable gratification to those interest
ed in the progress of railway manage
ment and operation one which enables
many able men l bring their iight out
from under the bushel and permits
them to produce most satisfactory and
even unhoped-for results. But is it not
possible that steps too far in this di
rection, mav be taken? Can not the
pendulum be swung toward radicalism,
beyonc; the point of possible improve
ment, to as undesirable a degree as it
has hung back in the other direction
on the old-fogy side of conservatism?
And too great radicalism cause a dis
ruption and demoralization of an en
tirely efficient department?
Good men are hard to find. Xew blood
does rot always mean better work.
Simply setting a department in an up
roar docs not insure efficient results any
more than a smooth and quietly run
ning department signifies dry rot. - In
many cases there seems to be a. cycle
in which department li-es revolve. The
motive power statistics show that a new
man on a neighboring line is apparent
ly running his department on a little
less money.
The result of an inquiry brings out the
fact that cur man is disinclined to sac
rifice the best interests of his depart
ment according to his views, to a strife
for records. His department is running
smoothly, the men are satisfied, the roll
ing st'Xk is in good condition, and all
I work is well in hand. It has taken some
time to bring about this state of affairs
and he is disinclined to fall behind
again merely in order to compete with
the new man on the neighboring road
who has a record to make. Such a spir
it is thought to plainly show that he is
not in sympathy with the management:
he is too conservative; he is superseded
by a r.eiv man.
The new man is clever, he knows that
he is put there to make a record, he
sees that everything is in such good
shape that the rolling stock will hold
up for -six months before commencing
to fall down on the road. He reduces
the force and all possible expenses, he
knows that such a course is folly be
cause it will take a year to gtt the pow
er back into shape, but he also knows
that if he does not reduce the expenses
he will be considered to be incapable.
He also knows that by this foolish
course he is enabled to reduce the ex
penses and thus make a record for those
first -iix months that will cause him to
be regarded as a first-class man. and
accordingly his actions in increasing the
experses after that, in order to get the
rolling stock back into shape, will not
course and gets along all right for a few
years. Then acall ismade upon him to re
duce again; he feels by this time he has
cause much question. He follows this
demonstrated his ability, he is disin
clined to carry his department through
another such sapping process, and
stands upon his judgment in regard to
the best interests of his department.
The result is another change and anoth
er cycle is begun.
San ta Fe and Rock Island Will Take
Thousands Into Kansas City.
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
railway has a very large ecuipment,
but it has such a network of lines
within 2S0 miles of Kansas City, where
Brvar.'s admirers are thick, that its
special train service on July 4 will be
enormous. There will be special trains
from J"ewton. Krnporia, Coffeyville and
points nearer to Kansas City. Just how
maiy special trains must be run the
officers do not know, but they have a
few facts to figure on. The Kansas
man iovc-s to travel, he' likes to go
where the big crowds will be, and if it
is a political convention so much the
better. This year he has money and
a prospect of more. Consequently there
is every reason for expecting that on
the morning of July 4 eastern Kansas
will turn out in a body.
To meet his emergency the Santa Fe
wi l work as many of its passenger
coaches as possible into the neighbor
hood of Kansas City Sunday and Mon
day before the convention. When a
regular train pulls in on the morning
of July before breakfast a fresh en
cine w:'I be hitched to the coaches
and thei" will be run back 75 to 100
mi les. and a fresh crowd w ill be
brought to Kansas City by 10:30 or 11
oVIock. About 10 o'clock at night reg
ular and extra trains will be put on
An extra train will leave for Newton
about 11 o'clock and cn its arrival at
Xewton another engine wtil be hitched
on the other end and back the same
cfirs will come, picking up a fresh load.
Thousands who will come in the morn-
ing will g. home the evening of the
same day. and a fresh crowd will come
t ne next day.
The HiTk Island is in about the same
condition, only it does not spread out
ever so much territory in eastern Kan
sas. Its lines run through good terri
tory w ithin 200 miles of Kansas City,
and though it can't do local business
nearer than Topeka it will have as
tnar.y people to care for as its coaches
nil! catr;- and coaches will be made
to do extra service. The Rock Island
has contracts for half a dozen trains
of Pullmans, many of the cars to be
used as sleeping quarters for passen
Special Agents Appointed to Investi
gate Rate Cutting.
Kansas City, June IS. One of the
principal features of the plan by which
the western presidents hope to conserve
revenues and prevent rate-cutting has
been made cublic The Kansas City
committee at Its meeting decided upon a
course of action similar to the one ta
ken by the St. Louis committee, and
which, it is understood, will be followed
by the other committees.The idea which
is being worked out is to appoint a traf
fic agent for each committee, whose du
ty it will be to keep track of the rate
situation and to run down and thor
oughly investigate every complaint
made. These agents, whose titles have
not been fixed, have practically been
settled upon.
The man who will handle the matter
for the Kansas City committee is H. H.
Courtwright, who is now chairman for
the Western Trunk Line Freight asso
ciation. Mr. Courtwright was selected
without being consulted, but it is pre
sumed that he w ill have no objection to
acting. It is understood that he and the
other agents who may be selected will
employ from two to four experts in traf
fic matters to aid them in gathering in
formation and formulating reports. Mr.
Courtwright will report to the chairman
of the Kansas City committee, who is
President Felton of the Alton, and
through the committees the presidents
and executive officers of the roads will
be kept informed regarding the situa
tion in general and in the various terri
torial divisions.
Santa Fe Picnickers Spend a Pleasant
Day at Lake Contrary.
The Santa Fe shop men's picnic,
which was held at Lakeside Park, St.
Joseph, cn Saturday, was as usual a
Dig success. The attendance was
something over 2,000. The first section
of the excursion train left the Topeka
depot at 6 o'clock and arrived in St.
Joseph at about 9. The other two sec
tions arrived by 30 o'clock.
The day s festivities started off with
the ball game in the morning. The
game was between the "Reds" and the
"Rounders." It was a one-sided game
from the start, the Reds winning by
a'score of 13 to 6.
A prize was offered to the ball player
making the best average. In this con
test three men tied. They were Sulli
van, Thompson and Sherman. Sherman
won the contest on a draw.
The 100-yard foot race, the standing
broad jump, the running broad jump
and the standing high jump were each
won by George Sherman. The prizes
were a silk shirt, a pair of silk sus
penders, a silk umbrella and a $3 hat.
In the 100-yard foot race, apprentice
class, the prize, a box of cigars, was
given to Walter Tasker.
A silk parasol and a pair of shoes
were given respectively to Miss Martha
Miller and Mr. Lloyd Conklin as prizes
in. the waltzing contest.
The prizes in the cake walking con
test were won by Mrs. T. E. Wilcox
and Thomas E. Hannisan. Thev were
a pulley belt set and a box of cigars.
Everything passed off pleasantly and
no accident occurred to spoil the pleas
ure of the picnickers. The trains bear
ing the pleasure seekers returned at
about 10 o'clock.
The committee on arrangement was
composed of James McNeal, Robert
Wells, and Charles T. Cross. The gen
era! committee was as follows: John
Esplin. Ed McCurney, Ed Bressett,
Rolla Stockwell, A! Coin. Charles Cross,
Frank Kinsey. R. S. Stockwell. Frank
Dickson, Judson Coe, Dee Alexander,
Will Dwyer. Archie Baughman. Wil
liam Hoeck, Joe Bliveans, James JIc
Xeal, John Ruple, Robert Wells.
Formal Transfer to Santa Fe.
Independence. Kas., June IS. The
Kansas, Oklahoma Central & South
western railroad, running from this
place to Collinsville, I. T.. about sixty
miles south of here, is to be sold at
public sale on June 30. This road was
commenced as an independent line by
private parties, the prime mover be
ing Col. Sam Porter, of Caney. who
went to England and interested several
English capitalists in the enterprise.
Some St. Louis parties were also con
nected with the building of the road.
It was mortgaged for $583,432. and un
der tins mortgage will be sold. The
Santa Fe assumed control of the line
last year and will purchase it at the
sale. Santa Fe trains have been run
out of here over the new line as far
as Bartlesville for about ten months.
Faith, in StilweLL
Officials of the St. Paul mad evi
dently have faith in A. E. Stilwell'9
ability to build the Kansas City. Mex
ico & Orient road. It is stated that a
close traffic agreement, to be in force
for fifteen years after the completion
of the new road, has been entered into
between the St. Paul officials and Mr.
Stilwell. The latter has secured his
J. 000 .000 concession from the Mexican
government, and work has been begun
in grading.
Railroad Y. M. C. A. Rally.
The Railroad X. M. C. A. member
ship rally promises to grow quite ex
citing. Xew members are coming in
quite rapidiy. They have the same
privilege in contesting ror the watch as
the old members. The watch which
will be given as a prize to the one
securing the greatest number of new
members has been donated for this
purpose by a Chicago firm. It was se
cured through the kindness of the gen
eral watch inspector of the Santa Fe,
H. S. Montgomery.
Storing Coal at Newton.
The work cf unloading storage coal
by the Santa Fe in Xewton is progress
ing rapidiy. Ten thousand tons will be
unloaded at this place, the same as is
being unloaded at the other" points se
lected for storing coal. Last week 2.500
tons were unloaded in Xewton. At this
rate it will consume the greater part
of three weeks in unloading the 10,000
New Gumbo Field.
Solomon, Kas., June IS. The Union
Pacific has found the gumbo in the
Smoky Hill bottoms east of Abilene
unfit for making good ballast and has
decided to begin burning the gumbo
near here if land can be purchased.
The gumbo is said by the road's ex
perts to be fully equal to that at St.
Marys or in the eastern Kaw valley.
A large force of men will be put to
$10,000,000 For Steel Cars.
Orders for new steel cars and for car
supplies of this nature now in course of
fulfillment aggregate in value some
thing like $10,000,000, says the Railway
and Engineering Review. The total
number of pressed steel cars that have
been produced or are ordered up to the
present time is 26.412. To make these
some 400,'XO tens cf steel has been, or is
being used, and this has cost, as raw
material, market charges considered,
about $15,000,000.
Santa Fe Asks Injunction.
San Francisco, Cal., June IS. C. X.
Sterry. chief counsel of the Santa Fe
Railway company, which is ignoring Dr.
Kinyoun's order providing for the in
spection of health certificates at the
state line, will today ask the United
States circuit court to enjoin the en
forcement of such order.
Orient Road Subscription.
San Angelo. Tex., June IS. The sub
scription list for the Kansas City. Mex
ico & Orient railway has been started
here. The first six subscriptions
amount to $15,000.
tContinued from First Patre.
would not be the case, and was using
every effort to change the sentiment.
He said to the Associated Press:
"My place is at the head of the ticket
in Xew York state. 1 feel that Mr.
Hanna is right, and that I can do more
to heip Mr. McKinley by running in
Xew York state than I can by being on
the national ticket."
There were several rumors last night
that Roosevelt had at last agreed to
stand for the nomination. These rumors
probably arose from the fact that he
had said that, if his nomination was
finally forced, he could not decline it,
but he said emphatically that he would
not allow Mr. Piatt to present his name
and would fight against the nomination
to the last minute.
The attention both of delegates and
other visiting politicians yesterday was
concentrated upon the movement in the
interest of Governor Roosevelt as a vice
presidential candidate. The Pennsyl
vania delegation met early in the day
and it was soon announced that the
state delegation had taken a positive
position for the governor for second
place on the ticket. The announcement
was soon followed by the statement
which was made upon excellent author
ity that Colonel Quay and Senator
Piatt and . pthers in sympathy w ith
them had held a conference and had
decided -upon a. pian of campaign,-w hich
was intended to bring Roosevelt to the
front as a candidate, stampede the con
vention for him and force his accept
ance of the nomination.
Among others who were taken into
the confidence of Quay and Piatt was
Xational Committeeman Sanders, who
has been doing zealous work in bringing
over the intermountain states to the
support of Roosevelt's candidacy. Sen
ator Penrose of Pennsylvania, and Sen
ator Wolcott of Colorado, are both in
the movement, and the managers are
claiming the votes not only of the Xew
Y"ork and Pennsylvania delegates, but
of California, Kansas, Xebraska, Colo
rado, Indiana and Illinois, as well as of
many others. All this, of course, is on
the supposition that the favorite sons
will be eliminated from the right.
Colonel Quay announced himself as
for Roosevelt because of his confidence
that the governor's nomination would
secure the success of the Republican
ticket,, but there are those and they
are not enemies of the colonel who
announced the belief that his position
is the result of antagonism on his part
to Senator Hanna, chairman of the na
tional committee. It was said that
Quay still remembered that the Ohio
senator had cast his influence against
him in the senate by gubernatorial ap
pointment. It was asserted by those
in a position to know that Roosevelt's
acceptance in case of his nomination
was assured, but this was not put upon
stronger ground that that Senator Piatt
had given his assurances. There can
be no doubt, however, regardless o
Roosevelt's own position, that he is to
be the Piatt-Quay candidate, and they
feel safe in the confidence that he will
not decline the office if it is forced upon
him. The development in Mr. Roose
velt's behalf had the effect of bringing
former Secretary Buss conspicuously
forward as the opposing candidate, and
the fact was announced by those very-
close to him that he would accept if nom
inated. From the first, Senator Hanna
and his followers have advocated the
nomination of either Bliss or Allison.
The latter has made his own declina
tion absolutely unequivocal, thus fore
ing Bliss to the front, despite his own
disinclination to accept the position. He
repeated today his desire to be relieved
of the responsibility, but his friends left
him with the knowledge that if the
nomination should be tendered.it would
not be declined. "I don't want to say-
that I will not accept before the tender
is made, for that wouid be prema
ture." he said, "but I do say, for the
hundredth time, that I hope the right
man will be found for the place, and I
will not be asked to serve. On the oth
er hand." he added, after no little en
treaty. "I will not say that If nominated
I would decline. I know of no American
who has ever declined so high an office,
and I shall not say that I would do
Upon this assurance Mr. Bliss'
friends went forth with renewed cour
age. They accepted this declaration as
a positive willingness to enter the con
test, and they lost no time in letting the
fact be known.
The Pennsylvania delegation will
meet today at 3 o'clock, when it is un
derstood a resolution will be adopted
declaring in favor of Roosevelt. It is
stated that at least fifty-eight of the
sixty-four delegates from this state will
be for Roosevelt.
Colonel Quay gave an interview to
the Associated Press, in which he said:
"I do not know what Pennsylvania will
do. as all of the delegates have not yet
arrived here. I have looked over the
situation, and find there is nothing else
in view except the election of McKinley.
I intend to vote for Governor Roosvelt
for vice president. The election or de
feat of McKinley is a question of $500,
000.000 to Pennsylvania, and I will cast
my vote on the vice presidency in the
interest of my state to strengthen Mc
Kinley. "I know nothing at all about what is
going to happen in the convention. This
is merely my individual view."
In connection with the movement
among the Pennsylvanians to further
the nomination of Roosevelt, Attorney
General John P. Elkin, the leader of
the Quay forces in the state, said: "A
candidate for the vice presidency should
be nominated who will strengthen the
ticket. The strongest candidate with
the American people today is Mr. Roose
velt. He is the best votegetter by far
of all the gentlemen named for second
"Roosevelt is the idol of the young
Republicans of the whole country and.
as governor of Xew York, he has dem
onstrated that he possesses a high or
der of executive ability. He is able,
progressive, patriotic and conservative.
The Republicans of Pennsylvania are
a unit for his nomination. Our delega
tion will vote for him and I have r.o
doubt that he will be nominated. Col
onel Roosevelt is too good a Republican
not to accept the nomination if his
party demands it. With McKinley and
Roosevelt as our standard beareis we
will sweep the country in November."
New York Congressman Believed by
Some to Be Piatt's Real Choice.
Xew York, June IS. Today a new
vice presidential boom was launched
at the Fifth Avenue hotel. Its owner
is Congressman Sereno E. Payne, of
Auburn, chairman of the ways and
means committee of the house of rep
resentatives. Mr. Payne started for
Philadelphia early this morning. ,leav
ing his boom in the hands of friends.
John F. Farkhurst, judge of the court
cf claims, w ho is a member of the Re
publican state committee, seemed to
be the chief Payne boomer. He said:
"Of all the candidates so far men
tioned for the vice presidential nomina
tion Mr. Payne is plainly the most
available. He has served eight or nine
years in congress, is chairman of the
chief committee of the house of repre
sentatives and ' the Republican leader
on the floor and he has a national repu
tation." Judge Parkhurst is a delegate to the
convention. He has alwavs been a
friend of Senator Piatt and his remarks
are regarded by the Republicans as
Mr. Payne was a candidate for the
speakership of the house of represen
tatives last year, but withdrew when
it became apparent that Republicans
all over the country favored David B.
Henderson. . .
But Senator Tom Piatt Says New
York Doesn't Want Him.
Chicago. June IS. The Times-Herald has
received the following special wire from
Walter Wellman at Philadelphia, narrat
ing now buss is m the race again with
Hanna booming him:
It looks like Bliss! Four vpsrs ae-r thft
Republican national programme was "Mc-
xviuie iuiu rrospenty. n o w tne cnanees
axe more than fair that this vear it will
read McKinley and Bliss. Which is alto
gether according to the eternal fitness of
things In the estimation of the faithful.
The surprise of the day was the dis
covery that Cornelius X. Bliss, the Xew
York merchant who was formerly a mem
ber of President McKinley's cabinet, had
enanpea ms mind about tne vice presi
dency and is now willing to accept the
honor. This discovery, which for the mo
ment, upset all previous calculations and
shattered all slates, was made immed
iately after Mr. Bliss' arrival. Mr. Biiss
declined to be interviewed, saying quite
enough had already t n said upon the
But it is known beyond peradventure to
the administration leaders that Mr. Bliss
is now in a receptive mood. Two months
ago he informed President McKinley and
Mr. Hanna that under no circumstances
would he accept the nomination. His rea
sons were private his wife's health, his
own business.
Senator Hanna was as much surprised
as anyone vhen he heard the news of Mr.
Bliss' chi.nge of mind. Vp to 6 o'clock
last evening Mr. Hanna had had no hope
that Mr. Bliss would consent to the use
of his name. He so informed his lieuten
ants and his most intimate friends. So
thoroughly convinced of this was Mr.
Hanna that he was making plans to
checkmate Mr. Piatt's little games with
an administration movement for Secre
tary Long or Representative Doiliver.
Mr. Hanna was amazed and delighted
when he heard that Mr. Bliss might now
be considered available. His face lighted
up as he exclaimed: "That settles it!"
"But Senator Piatt will not let the Xew
York delegation go to Mr. Bliss."
"I don't care what Tom Piatt says or
does. If Bliss will take it, we will nomin
ate him with or without the support of
Xew York."
At this time Senator Hanna had not had
a talk with Mr. Bliss. Shortly after his
arrival in town the latter sent word ti
Mr. Hanna that he was here and wanted
a conference, but by a mistake Mr. Hanna
did not get the message. The senator
from Ohio and his warm personal friend
and the probable vice presidential nominee
of this year did not. therefore, meet un
til tonight at the Union League club din
ner in Mr. Hanna's honor. Tomorrow, ir.
all probability. Mr. Bliss' acceptarce and
Mr.- Hanna's" intention to see that he is
nominated with or without Xew York is
likely to become known to all the dele
gates and boomers.
Cornelius X. Biiss. the well-known Xew
York merchant, and formerly secretary of
the interior in the present administration,
was President McKinley's and Mr. Han
na's first choice for the vice presidency.
Last fall he declined, and efforts to in
duce him to reconsider meeting with fail
ure, an arrangement was made by which
Secretary cf War Root was to be the
nominee." This was by Mr. Piatt's con
sent, and harmony reigned.
In December Mr. Root took himself out
of the race, and it was again believed
that Mr. Bliss would accept. Two months
aeo he declined for the second time, and
the administration then turned its atten
tion to Senator Allison, who declined: to
Secretary Long, who was made the re
serve or" contingent candidate, and later
encouragement was given to Mr. Doiliver.
But there are still some preliminaries to
tbe arranged, and Mr. Bliss' nomination
can not vet be regarded as a certainty.
Mr. Bliss attaches a condition to his con
sent this being that he shall be civen
the support of the Xew York delegation.
Mr. Piatt says he will not support Mr.
Bliss in the convention, and that Xew
York has other plans.
Governor of Cuba May Be Asked to
Take Second Place.
Havana, Cuba, June 18. The report
was current here today in official circles
that the Pennsylvania. Xew York, In
diana, Iowa and Michigan and other
western friends of Major General Leon
ard Wood were seeking authority from
him to spring his came on the Republi
can convention in Philadelphia as a
candidate for the vice presidency. It
was said that the leaders cf the move
ment anticipated the support of Roose
velt boomers, the Greene element. Quay,
Harrison and Clarke influence and also
several Pacific and southern delega
tions. Gen. Wood when approached on the
subject was reticent, but it is under
stood that he is waiting before giving
his answer for the satisfactory outcoma
of today's Cuban municipal elections.
Tiny Tim" Leaves Hotel When Bliss
Occupied Adjoining Rooms.
Philadelphia, June IS. Mr. Hanna
brought his candidate, Cornelius Bliss,
over from Xew York during Saturday
afternoon and undertook to place him
on exhibition for the benefit of delegates
who were in doubt as to the course they
ought to pursue.
Mr. Bliss, however, had his own ideas
about the propriety of going on exhibi
tion and declined to receive anybody.but
intimate personal friends. He occupied
a suite of rooms at the Bellevue Eext
those occupied by Lieutenant Governor
Woodruff. As soon as "Tiny Tim" heard
who his neighbor was he rushed over to
the. Walton, hired a suite of apartments
on the fourth floor of that hotel and re
moved his belongings there. Woodruff
said afterward that the Bellevue was
not big- enough ta hold two vice presi
dential candidatea from one state.
No Political Significance Attached to
the Visit of the Burghers.
Philadelphia, June 18. When the Re
publican leaders left the Walton ,to at
tend a banquet at the Union League
club Saturday night the crowd in the
rotunda of the hotel swarmed about
Fischer, Wessels and Wolmarans, the
Boer envoys, who had come to town to
"see the fun," as they said. They were
engaged instantly in argument, for
there were Republicans there who were
eager to combat the sturdy trio at ev
ery point. The Envoys left Baltimore
Friday night arid eapected to remain in
this city until the close of the conven
tion, but as thc-y could not get satisfac
tory accommodations they w ill leave to
day, presumably for the west.
Has an Elevator Boy in the Walton
Hotel Discharged For Not
Philadelphia, June IS. Mark Hanna
left a committee room on the tenth
floor cf the Walton hotel today and
stepped into the elevator. It happened
to be the "express" cage, which means
that the lift travels between the first
and tenth floors only.
The Ohio man wanted to be carried
to the office, where the men were stand
ing in crowds. The elevator boy re
fused to break the rule. Hanna fumed
a 'ifc-'A-r V-l
N. Bliss.
and gave way to fierce language in
his effort to spare himself a tramp
down the stairs. The boy was ob
durate. The big man then walked. He
told the clerk of his treatment and the
clerk discharged the boy. This was one
victory the boss achieved today.
Two From Chicago and Three From
Washington Get In.
Philadelphia, June IS. The Hamilton
club of Chicago. 100 strong, arrived and
paraded through the principal streets
on the way to their hotel. The club
which displayed several gorgeous ban
ners was neatly attired in black silk
hats, each carrying an umbrella. The
club was accompanied by a. band of 75
The Marqoiette club of Chicago, 250
strong, reached here early today and
went through to Atlantic City.
Three Washington. D. C, clubs ar
rived early. They were the Blaine In
vincible Republican. 125 men; the W.
Calvin Chase Republican club and the
X. M. Parker Republican club. 150 men.
Winfield Scott Hancock, marshal.
Ex-Secretary of State Is Candidate
For Congress.
When W. E. Bush, ex-secretary of
state, moved from Topeka to Fort Scott
and took charge of the Lantern, it was
charged by some of his friends that he
expected to go to congress from the
Second district. This Mr. Bush denied,
but he is now in danger of being struck
by the congressional lightning and it is
said that he is taking no precautions
against such an occurrence.
It all happened this way. Mason Pe
ters backed into the race two weeks ago
but his first retirement got the politic
ians after him and he has announced in
a letter his second refusal to make the
Xow Bush has gotten into the game
and the indications are that he will cut
considerable figure in the canvass.
People Interested in Lectures of the
Topeka Pastor.
London, June IS. Rev. C. II. Sheldon
of Topeka, Kan., has received a hearty
welcome in England. He was the guest
at Liverpool of Rev. C. T. Aken who has
lectured in America. Large crowds
heard Mr. Sheldon recount his experi
ences at Topeka. which led up to his
w;riting "In His Steps."
Candidate For Congress in the Fourth
Henderson lartin of Marion believes
that a man's friends sometimes do not
know what is best for him, because the
action of Martin's political associates Is
about to deprive him of the privilege of
running again for congress in the
Fourth district.
Mr. Martin is a Democrat and as the
representative of that party was ac
corded the fusion nomination for con
gress two years ago. But, J. M. Miller,
Oarried Women
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all the dancer of child-birth, and carries the expectant
mother safely through this critical period without pain. It is woman's
KTeatest blessing, and thousands gratefully tell of the reat good it
has done them. Sold bv ail druggists at Ji oo per bottle.
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The safest and best medicine in the world
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Price Suets, per box. Sold by ail arasr-
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RADWAY & CO.. so Elm -st.-eet. Ke
The first white man to set foot oa
Utah soil, Father Silvestre Veles da
Escalante, who reached the GREAT
SALT LAKE on the 23rd day of Sept.,
1776, wrote in his diary: "Here the cli
mate is so delicious, the air so balmy,
thai it is a pleasure to breathe by day
and by night." The climate of Utah
is one of the richest endowments of
nature. On the shores of the Greaii
Salt Lake especially and for fifty
miles therefrom in every direction
the climate of climates- is found. To
enable persons to participate in these
scenic and climatic attractions, and to
reach the famous HEALTH, BATH
Utah, the CKIOX PACIFIC has made
a rate to OODEN and SALT LAKE
CITY of one fare for the round trip,
plus $2.00, from Missouri P.iver, to ba
in effect June 21st, July 7th to 10th in
clusive, July ISth, and Aug. 2d. Re
turn limit Oct. 31, 1900.
For full information, call on or ad
dress, F. A. Lewis, City Ticket Agt.,
or J. C. Fclton, Depot Agent.
the Republican nominee, won the day
with a big majority, yet Martin believea
that he is the strongest politically, aal
thinks he could defeat Miller this year.
Mr. Martin has been writing letters ta
his Democratic friends throughout th
district asking for their opinion as to
the advisability of another try for thei
nomination by him. Martin believed
that the Democrats wouid be for him
and has been somewhat surprised by tha
The Democrats have, so it is reported,
advised Martin to keep out bf the con
test this year. One of the reasons fur
this position is the fact that the candi
dacy of Martin two years ago cause.!
some friction among the f usionists. John
Madden of Emporia was regarded as
the logical candidate but he surrender
ed his ambitions and gave way to Mar
tin who was nominated by the two par
ties and then went to defeat. There are
men In the district now who claim that
Madden could have defeated Miller and
this opinion is largely responsible for
the advice to Martin to keep out.
Prod net ireness of the Camp
Greater Than Previously
Vancouver, B. C, June IS. That the
gold fields of Cape Xome are richer
and more productive than has yet been
reported is the story brought down,
by the steamer Alpha, which has ar
rived from the north. From a single
claim worked by 20 men in the em
ploy of Jack Brady $13,CC0 was takers
out in one week, and the same claim
panned out $56,000 within the month.
As an earnest of Cape Xome's golden
productiveness the Alpha brought $250.
000 in gold dust. There were five pas
sengers and the dust belonged to four
of them, in the following amounts:
Jack Gill, of Seattle. $143.0): J. C.
Monaghan. of Denver. $40,000; Frank
Green, of Kansas City. $30,000; Glea
Tinslev. an old Dawson miner who
went to Xome last year, $35,000.
Unusual interest has followed the
Alpha's trip not only because she waa
the first steamer to sail for Cape Xome
but more especially on account of in
ternational complications, the Alnha
being a Canadian boat and Xome not
being a port of entry. But the captain
had no trouble with the customs regu
lations. He sailed from Vancouver
April 5, clearing for St. Michaels. Ha
says that he was so menaced with ice
bergs as he approached St. Michaels
that he proceeded to Xome, landed 153
passengers and their supplies on tha
beach on May 23. and sailing for Van
couver on May 30.
The people of Xome had been anx
iously awaiting the arrival of the early
steamers" and a guessing contest with,
a $3,000 prize has been arranged for
the naming of the first vessel from the
The extent of the gold producing
area of Xome seems much greater than
was at first supposed, and all over the
country men are reported to be washing
out 15 to 20 cents to the pan in gold.
Kansas Stucco Beds.
Abilene. Kas., June IS. Xew stucco
beds have been discovered in the east
part of this county, and leases have
been signed for the mineral rights for
twenty-five years, the owner of the iand
to receive 50 cents a load. They are
fifteen miles from the old beds in tha
south part of the county, and are sai-J
by experts to be the richest in central
Kansas. The Chicago, Rock Island &
Pacific railway company will build a
switch for its Hue to the beds, and it.
is probable that a new mill will be
Via the Santa Fe.
Tickets on sale June 1st; stopover al
lowed at Colorado common points.
Bradshaw.hand-made harness, S10 K. av.
Every woman covets a shapely, pretty figure, and
many of them deplore the loss of their irush forms
after marriage. The bearing of children is rery
destructive to the mother's shapeliness. This can
be avo ded, however, by the use of Mothes m
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