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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE IS, 1900.
TCPEKA STATE JOURNAL
ET FRANK P. MAC LEXKAS.
VOLUME XXVII No. 145
Official Paper of tha City of TopeKa.
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It seems strange that nobody has
thought of Depew for the vice presi
dency. There are so many wars in progress
and in prospect that the stories about
them are likely to swamp the maga
zines. The court of claims has settled the
Eehley-Sampson controversy, but it
hasn't altered the opinions of the
people.
A good river-crosser likeBuller should
not be overlooked by England in select
ing a man to do her share of the fight
ing in China. '
Sampson has been awarded the honor
and the lion's share of the money for
the destruction of Admiral Cervera's
fleet at Santiago.
Why wasn't Dewey given a share of
the prize money awarded for the des-
truotiou of Cervera's fleet? He had as
much to do with it as had Sampson.
Washington Post: When things In
the Philippines become a trifle dull.
Gen. Fred Funston can always be re
lied upon to furnish something sensa
tional. The convention at Philadelphia will
put in as much time and go through
the same routine as it would if the can
didate for the presidency were not al
ready chosen.
The general decline in prices has
reached the boot and shoe trade. Sugar
stands out in marked contrast to other
manufactured goods and advances in
price steadily.
The government seems about to send
troops from Manila to China. In con
sideration of the fact that China teems
with rivers, Gen. Funston should be
placed in command of the expedition.
Isn't it about time to begin holding
meetings and passing resolutions of
sympathy with the boxers, the mission
aries, Admiral Seymour's International
army, the empress dowager, the im
prisoned emperor or somebody else in
China?
There sftns to be some difference of
opinion whether it is better to nomi
nate for the vice presidency arr orator
or a man with a barrel. It will be
noticed that not many of the gentle
men mentioned combine both qualifi
cations. China may as well fight it out now
that she has started. If a settlement
of the trouble should be reached with
out fui'ther fighting or destruction of
property the bill of damages is already
so large that the indemnities which will
be demanded by foreign countries will
absorb a large share of the empire.
There is but a single pauper on the
Kansas state poor farm. The forlorn
old chap spends most of the time sit
ting on the front porch bewailing his
loneliness and denouncing the pernic
ious prosperity which has robbed him
of his companions. New York Mail and
Express.
The foregoing paragraph loses some
of its effect from the fact that Kansas
has no "state poor farm."
THE COUNTRY STORE.
From Cincinnati Commercial Tribune
The great departmental stores of our
cities have awakened our country mer
chants. The city dailies bring the de
partmental stores to the homes of peo
ple in all our rural towns and villages.
These places are, besides, flooded with
catalogues, descriptive of the wares of
these great establishments and clearly
indicative of the prices they call for.
The resident of the country town' can
order from either newspaper advertise
ment or catalogue and his order by
mail will at once be honored. Orders
by mail are, day by day, in increasing
in numbers, reaching the departmental
stores. The country store' is, therefore,
brought into almost as close a competi
tion with these large establishments as
even the smaller city stores. Will the
country store disappear? No, but the
country storekeeper must adopt new
methods. He must keep up with the times.
He must renovate and replenish his
stock more frequently. He must keep
on hand a class of goods in all re
erects acceptable to customers. He
must treat his neighbors with unvary
ing kindness and consideration. They
are no longer bound to buy from him.
The word "must" disappears in this
r gard from their vocabulary. The de
partmental store will, we believe, kill
entirely the credit system, so injurious
alike to the country merchant and the
farmer. The country merchant must,
to keep up with the times, . sell for
cash. The lower pi'ices his goods call
for will enable his customers to pay
more readilv in cash for their pur
chases, and thus prevent overcharging
on the ore hand and extravagance and
Improvidence on the other. The coun
try stove will remain, but it will no
longer be the country store of old, with
stocks six or more months old and
prices many points in advance of ac
tual figures. It will be a store of quick
sales and light profits. The attentive
urbane, kindly country merchant will
be, at all times, a successful competitor
of the departmental store. He is right
ther? among his people. They know
him, they like him, and hence will pa
tronize him. - He will, besides, be a
much more frequent visitor and larger
purchaser in our city markets.
GLOBE SIGHTS.
From the Atchison Glo"be.
Tou can't curse bad luck away.
Every one is bilious enough at times
to be romantic.
An impHrfln ftlwavft thinks it Instl-
fiable to lie about his country.
Nearly every woman thinks it neces
sary ta occasionally put out a sign:
"This Is my frigid day."
It causes a general smile when a
w-ldow expresses her intention of wear
ing her mourning veil forever.
Some women'walk into a store, and,
after "looking" for a long time, buy the
worst looking things in stock.
There are so many rains upon picnic
parties that the times demand the in
vention of a sandwich that is water
proof. For years an Atchison man has been
"going" with a girl. Lately he quit.
People wondered. "I shied, at her kin,"
he explained. . .
An Atchison man is so stubborn, that
he will go to Paris next month, in or
der that he may return and say he did
not go to see the exposition.
This isi the season when every woman
should lock the front door, tie up the
bell, and retire to the kitchefl, not to
emerge until her cherries are all put
up.
"When are you going abroad?" a man
asked Gen. Guthrie today. "Well," toe
replied, "it's all a question of whether
I can get out of it. My wife wants to
go, and v.he indications now are that she
will win. Still, something may turn up
to help mei out."
POINTED PARAGRAPHS
From the Chicago News.
The telescope lens enchantment to the
distant view.
Woman is the only tyrant that some
men are not inclined to resist.
Some people evidently go to the opera
just to hear themselves talk.
You can always bank on finding a
well-filled pocketbook interesting.
When a man becomes a chronic loafer
he beginu to prey upon his neighbors.
The police should keep an eye on car
penters; many of them are counter
fitters. Every time you avoid doing wrong
you increase , your inclination to do
right.
It's safer to be ignorant of a secret
that's dangerous to keep than it is to
know it.
Medicine and advice are two things
that it is always more pleasant to give
than to receive.
Joseph'.; brethren probably cast him
into the pit because they thought it was
a good opening for a young man. "
Ice cream and bon-bons may be the
food of love, but bread and meat occupy
important positions on the matrimonial
bill of fare.
K. of L. Special Westing.
Washington, June 18. A special meet
ing of the general assembly of the
Knights of Labor called by order of
Acting General Master Workman
Chamberlain began here today. The
meeting l ad hardly settled down to bus
iness when a policeman entered the hall
and arrested Messrs. Parsons. O'Keefe
and Connor of the executive board and
Martin Mealey, Daley and Armstrong
on a warrant sworn out by an employe
of Mr.Hayes, charging them with malic
ious trespass. They were released on
bail. The supporters of Mr.' Hayes then
barricaded the door and proceeded with
the meeting.
LOCAL MENTION.
Dr. E. R. Cheney has been appointed
coroner for Saline county to fill the va
cancy caused by the resignation of Dr.
W. S. HE.rvey, brother of ex-Governor
Harvey.
The county commissioners received a
petition today from the officers in the
court hou:se praying that screens be put
on tne aoors ana windows in the court
house.
E. H. Piddle of Elizabeth. W. Va.. is
here assisting in the establishment of
the rural free delivery service of Kan
sas.
Korn, to Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Paxton.
at x o ciock mis aiternoon, a girl.
Of all ill health
Is caused by
Impure
Blood
The cause is removed by
purifying the blood with
Hood's
Sarsaparilla
It cures Scrofula, Salt
Rheum, all Humors,
Boils, Pimples, etc. Makes
Rich
Red Blood
By increasing the red
corpuscles which give the
"blood life and color.
Remember, Hood's , is
Peculiar
To Itself
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WHEN DOCTORS DISAGREE
What Becomes of a Patient?
Doctors have their hobbies as well as
other people and in the treatment of
disease often carry them too far for the
patient's good. For instance in the
treatment of indigestion or dyspepsia
many doctors give bismuth and nothing
else, others rely on pepsin to bring their
patients through, still another doctor
treats stomach troubles with the var
ious vegetable essences and fruit salts.
Now one or the other of these excel
lent remedies becomes a hobby with the
doctor who has had most success with
the particular one in question, because
all of them are first class remedies for
indigestion and dyspepsia, but not one
of them alone is so good as a combina
tion of all of them, such as is found in
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets which con
tains not only vegetable essences and
fruit salts, but also the freshest, purest
pepsin and bismuth, making altogether
a remedy unsurpassed for every form
of indigestion, sour stomach, nerVous
dyspepsia, belching of gas, distress after
eating, sleeplessness, headaches, etc.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets is not a
secret patent nostrum, but you can see
for yourself what it is and knowing this,
its sucess as a dyspepsia cure is not sur
prising. All druggists recommend and
sell them at 50 cents.
DR. SMITH NOMINATED.
Will Again Make Race Against His
Business Partner.
Dr. F. H. Smith, Democrat, has been
renominated for representative in Sher
man county by the fusionists. Dr. Smith
is making the race against his business
partner. Dr. A. A. Shelly, who has been
nominated by the Republicans for the
second time.
The fusionists nominated Dr. Smith
Saturday, naming at the same time the
following county officers: Prosecuting
attorney, Hoyt Andrews, Populist: sup
erintendent, Jno. Reed, Democrat: clerk
of the court, Henry Payson, Populist;
probate judge, G. L. Calvert, Democrat;
county commissioner, Fred Dawson.
Democrat. The Democrats secured four
of the offices; the Populists two. Sepa
rate conventions were held.
FEARS FOR MARINES.
United States Forces in Grare
Danger.
Washington, June IS. Owing to the
eccentric action of the telegraph wires
and cables which interferes with Ad
miral Kempff communicating with the
navy department and also with his su
perior officer, Admiral Remey, at Ma
nila, the navy department may give Ad
miral Kempff an independent command
in the interests of quick dispateh of
business. There has been no friction
whatever between the two admirals ond
the commander in chief of the station.
Admiral Remey, has given due support
to Admiral Kempff during the crisis.
Great apprehension exists at the navy
department as to the fate of the United
States marine guard of 06 men which
landed at Tien Tsin and dispatched by
rail.
Thev went forward to Pekin under
an authorization granted by the Chi
nese government to the United States
minister at Pekin in common with
other ministers to employ a naval
guard at the legation. Just before the
wires from Pekin were cut word came
that Minister Conger had detached 20
of these marines from his legation and
placed them as a guard at the Metho
dist compound.
AUCTION OF HOUSES.
Commercial Club Will Sell Those on
Hands to Highest Bidders.
The Commercial club has practically
decided to sell the houses now located
on the four acres to be used immediate
ly for Santa Fe shop buildings at auc
tion instead of placing them in the
hands of agents to dispose of. President
Holman favors the plan of setting a day
for the auction of all the houses, out
buildings and walks, and arrangements
will be made to carry this out.
It is quite likely that in many instan
ces the present owners of houses will
buy them back and move the buildings
to other locations. The club has receiv
ed many inquiries regarding the houses,
and the auction is expected to prove
spirited. The club hopes to secure a
considerable sum of money from the
sale of the houses.
Pensions For Kansans.
Washington, June 18. Pensions have
been granted as follows:
Original Wesley Wells, Westmore
land, $6; Geo. Wr. Knight, Lawrence, $3;
Joseph Cloud, Eudora,$6; Henry Brown,
Girard. $6.
Additional Lansing Bickwell, Hois
ington, $12.
Increase Reuben Buck, Winfield, $14:
Erie Nelson, Scandia, $8; Lewis Logan,
Arkansas City, $14; John P.Black, New
ton, $14; John Crippen, Moundridge, $12;
John L. Forbett, Atlanta, $8; Samuel
Roberts, Washington, $S.
Reissue Special, May 31, Wm.H.Har
den, Marysvllle, $24.
Reissue and increase Wm. Catt, "Val
ley Falls, $17.
Original widows, etc. Spe. acc. May
31, Mary Stephens, Ogden, $8.
Chief Samory Dead.
Paris, June 18. A dispatch from the
French Congo district announces that
Chief Samory. who for a long time was
the host redoubted opponent of the
French in West Africa, is dead.
Place For Nick Chiles.
Nick Chiles, Topeka's irrepressible
negro, has been made an assistant
sergeant-at-arms for the Republican
national convention in Philadelphia.
Delagoa Bay Decision.
Berne, June 18. The second install
ment of the Delagoa Bay railroad decis
ions was today communicated to the
parties most interested.
Italy's Cabinet Resigns.
Rome, June 18. The Italian cabinet
has resigned.
Big Cut in Prices.
New York, June 16. Structural men
decided today to make a big cut in
prices. At a meeting in the Holland
house it was agreed to make the fol
lowing quotations: Beams and chan
nels $2.05 a hundred pounds, and angles
$1.95 a hundred pounds. These are New
York prices. The prices heretofore
have been $2.40 a hundred pounds for
each product.
Harper Wants an Elevator.
Harper, June 16. This town of 2.000
population and two railways, located in
one of the banner wheat counties of
the state, is without a grain elevator
or warehouse, and is looking around
for an enterprising capitalist to build
one. There is no better investment of
its kind in the state.
TRYING TO COMPROMISE.
Labor Leaders Endeavor to Settle
Strike Troubles. -
Chicago.June 18 The Building Trades
Council held a prolonged session last
night in which the failure of negotia
tions for a settlement of the labor trou
bles was earnestly discussed, but ad
journed at an early hour this morning
without having promulgated any aenn-
ne line or action.
According to the statement of Presi
dent Carroll, the members of the Build
ing Trades Council unanimously ap
proved the plan of arbitration suggested
by the labor delegates to the Building
Contractors Council and the request for
another conference at which there
should be no members or officers of that
organization.
hI am just as firmlv convinced as the
delegates," said President Carroll, "that
a settlement can be reached through a
conference with representatives of the
employer's associations who are not
members of the Building Contractors
Council. The members of the executive
committee of the contractors council are
open to the same criticism that has been
made against the officials of the Build
ing Trades Council and we want the
rank and file of the contractors to treat
with the rank and file of the unions.
They would reach a settlement in a
short time." .
GET MONEY BACK.
Brewers Awarded a Rebate on Stamps
Purchased Early.
Chicago, June 18. The United States
circuit court of appeals today announc
ed a decision affirming a decision of
Judge Kohlsaat upholding the claims of
Chicago breweries for a discount on the
stamp tax paid under the Dingley act.
A recent decision In Cincinnati was used
as authority in making the decision.
The suit was brought by the Manhattan
Brewing company to recover $5,000, the
7 per cent discount on stamps
purchased a few hours before the Ding
ley act went into effect. There are hun
dreds of similar cases throughout the
country and the case was regarded as of
great importance to the government. An
appeal will be made to the supreme
court as a test case.
HER NAME CHANGED.
Concordia "Woman Notary Must Re
sign Because She Married.
A Concordia woman who was a no
tary public was married and she was
loth to surrender her commission owing
asking for a legal opinion as to the
to the change of name. The problem
was an important one and she com
municated with the attorney general,
method she should rmrsue in solving it.
The attorney general has advised that
she surrender the commission held when
she was single and make application for
reappointment as a notary under her
present name Kelma Frankforter.
QUARANTINE RAISED.
Treasury Department ReniOTes
the Ban on California Travel.
Washington, June 18. The treasury
department has directed Dr. Kinyoun
of the marine hospital service and
quarantine officer at San Francisco, to
rescind his recent order putting into
effect the circular issued some time ago
by the marine hospital, forbidding per
sons from leaving California unless
provided with a health certificate. The
department also has directed to con
test the case against Dr. Kinyoun of
contempt of court for putting this reg
ulation into effect. The attorney gen
eral has been asked to instruct the
United States attorney at San Fran
cisco to appear for Dr. Kinyoun, as it
is thought that he had no intention of
disregarding the mandate of the court.
A committee from the California
delegation to Philadelphia came here
today to protest to the president and
secretary of the treasury against the
strict national quarantine regulations
resulting from the plague reports .
RESTRICTIONS WITHDRAWN.
San Francisco, June 18. Federal
Quarantine Officer Dr. Kinyoun. has no
tified railroad and steamship companies
that he has withdrawn all his inspect
ors and that both Chinese and whites
are free to leave the state without cer
tificates of inspection.
HOD LAWRENCE'S SUCCESS.
Topeka Man Made First Tenor in
Frank Daniels Co.
Mr. Howard Lawrence, the well
known Topeka young man who left here
last fall to take a place with the Frank
Daniels Opera company, has been of
fered the leading tenor role for next
season, and has accepted. The infor
mation is contained in a letter to a To
peka friend. He will be seen here with
the company in "The Ameer" early in
the season. .
Mr. Lawrence's rise in comic opera
is remarkable. His experience last sea
son was his first as an operatic tenor.
It is seldom that a singer secures a
leading role in as large and prominent
a company as that of Frank Daniels
after only one season on the stage.
AGE NO BAR.
Everybody in Topeka Is Eligible.
Old people stooped with suffering.
Middle age, courageously fighting.
Youth protesting impatiently.
Children unable to explain.
Baby crying, can't tell why.
All in misery from their kidneys.
Only a little backache first.
Comes when you catch a cold.
Or when you strain the back.
Backache is the first step of kidney
trouble.
Many complications follow.
Urinary disorders, diabetes, Bright's
disease.
Doan's Kidney Pills cure backache.
Cure every form of kidney ills.
Plenty of Topeka proof that this is so.
Mr. O. Halterman of No. 233 Madison
steet. says: "I am getting pretty well
along in years. When employed at the
Thompson Hardware Co. I was com
pelled to give up tny position on ac
count of my health failing. A dull
aching existed over my kidneys, ac
companied with a weakness of the blad
der, so bad that the secretions from
the kidneys were not under control and
my rest was greatly disturbed nights,
t saw Doan's Kidney Fills advertised
and procured them at Rowley & Snow's
drug store, corner Sixth street and
Kansas avenue. The treatment relieved
me of my trouble in a remarkably short
time and there has been no recurrence
since."
Doan's Kidney Pills are for sale by
Rowley & Snow, 600 Kansas avenue,
and by all other dealer's. Price, 50
cents. Mailed on receipt of price by
Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo, N. Y., sole
agents for the United States.
Remember the Tinme. Doan's. and
take no substitute.
HANNA SAYS WAIT
No Call to Decide Yice Presi
dency Till Delegates Arrive.
Philadelphia, June 18. The confer
ence in regard to the vice presidential
situation in Senator Hanna's room
ended at 2:30 for the time without any
actual result being accomplished. Sen
ator Hanna said:
"It seems to me that it would be Just
as well to wait until the delegates ar
rive and see what they want to do
about the vice presidency."
He declared that the administration
had no candidate. Personally he
thought Secretary Long was in every
way Qualified for the position. The
senator believes that if Governor
Roosevelt will take the same decided
stand now that he took a few weeks
ago in Washington it will put a stop
to the talk about him.
That stand is that he would not ac
cept the nomination even if it were
tendered him.
After the conference with Governor
Roosevelt Senator Hanna was asked:
"Do you think Roosevelt wants the
nomination?"
"Well, I do not know. He knows how
he can stop it."
ARIZONA FOR ROOSEVELT.
Philadelphia, June 18. The Arizona
territorial delegation caucused today
and Charles H.Akers.a delegate at large
was elected chairman. A poll on vice
president showed the delegates are a
unit for any man who is acceptable xo
the administration. If the latter has no
candidate then the delegates will vote
solidly for Roosevelt. But in the event
of the New York governor declining to
let his name before the convention, the
Arizona men will throw their support to
Dolliver.
By invitation General Ashton, of
Washington, had a conference today
with Governor Roosevelt. He told the
governor that the northwest wanted to
know exactly what his position in the
vice presidential contest is. Naturally
his section was favorable to Bartlett
Tripp, but if Mr. Roosevelt was to be
a candidate they saw the futility of
their efforts. The governor replied that
he did not want the office, but that he
feared from the shape the matter had
taken he, would have to accept it.
WARSfflPSSUNK.
Two British Yessels Lost
Fight at Taku.
in
Berlin, June 18. The German consul
at Che Foo telegraphs that a Japanese
torpedo boat from Taku has brought
the following:
"The Chinese laid torpedoes in the
Taku river and collected troops from
Shan Hei Kwan. The foreign com
manders assembled on the Russian
flagship and addressed an ultimatum
to the commanders of the Taku forces
summoning them to withdraw their
troops before 2 o'clock, June 17. At 1
a. m., June 17, the guns at the forts
opened Are tow hich the Russian.British
French and Japanese warships replied.
The bombardment lasted seven hours.
Two British ships in the river between
the forts are reported to have been
sunk."
REPORT OF OUR ADMIRAL.
Washington, June 18. The navy de
partment has made public the text of
the two cablegrams received this morn
ing from Admiral Remey and Com
mander Taussig. The first is as fol
lows :
"Cavite, June 18, 9:40 a. m. Bureau of
navigation, Washington: Taussig ca
bles that Taku forces fired upon foreign
gun vessels and then surrendered to the
allied forces the morning of June 17.
Kempff asks instructions about joining
other powers who are taking united
action in demanding that the Taku
forces be turned over to them to se
cure favorable termination of the
trouble.
'Will the department instruct Kempff
through Taku. at Che Foo,
and give me
the same information?
KKMhY.
The telegram from Commander Taus
sig, of the Yorktown, is as follows:
"Che Foo, June 17. Taku force fired upon
foreign vessel about 12:45 a. m. Surren
dered to allied forces at 8 a. m. The Brit
ish admiral is at Tien Tsin. .
"TAUSSIG."
BIG PLATE GLASS BROKEN.
Fell With a Crash to Sidewalk This
Afternoon.
While the workmen were taking the
large plate glass window from the front
of W. W, Mills dry goods store this
afternoon, preparatory to replacing it
with another, they lost control of it
and it fell with a crash, breaking into
a thousand pieces.
Fortunately no one was struck by
it. A couple of the workmen had their
fingers slightly cut in trying to save
it. The window had a crack the width
of it near the bottom. In taking it out
the putty had all been removed and a
breath of wind blew the top part in
ward. The window was about Cxll
feet in size and was worth about $75.
PANAMA THREATENED.
Surrender of the City Demand
ed by Colombian Rebels.
Kingston, Jamaica, June 18. Passen
gers who arrived from Panama on
board the British steamer Don, from
Colon, brings details of a battle which
was fought June 13 and 14 on the Bejuca
Plain and Anton Hill, between govern
ment forces, composed of three bat
talions numbering about 1,500 men, and
a force of revolutionists under General
Belasrio Parras. It is asserted that 400
soldiers and 35 officers of the govern
ment force were killed and that the re
mainder of the government army was
divided.
The passengers of the Don further as
sert that General Parras addressed a
letter to General Campos, the governor
of Panama, demanding the surrender
of the city, adding that otherwise the
place would be taken by force. When
the' Don left Colon, June 15, General
Parras was fifteen miles from Panama
with 1,500 well armed infantry and 500
cavalry. It was believed General
Campos would be compelled to surren
der the city.
Sir tha s9 i He mm tou Hav Aiwavs uoa
Signature
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MORRISON'S
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$ 10 to 25 per cent Discount on Silverware This Month.
I C. H. MORRISON, f
X 507 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas.
100 MEN DISCHARGED.
Santa Fe Appropriations For Exten
sions Is Exhausted.
Over 100 men employed in Santa Fe
engineering works, principally in Okla
homa, have been discharged from the
service of the company. The reason as
signed is the fact that the finance com
mittee has made no appropriation for
further construction work after the
completion of the Guthrie & Western
line. This is the road which the Santa
Fe and Rock Island are building joint
ly, and will be finished in about two
weeks.
Unless money is appropriated after
the close of the fiscal year this action
means that no more construction work
will be done by the Santa Fe during
1900.
HELD TO ACCOUNT.
France Slakes Chinese Ticeroy
Personally Responsible.
Paris, June 18. M. Delcasse has sum
moned the Chinese minister to Paris,
and has requested him to immediately
telegraph to the viceroy of Yunnan Sen
that France will hold him personally
responsible for the lives of French citi
zens. FIGHTING AT TAKU.
Further Light Thrown on It in Brit
ish Parliament.
London, June 18. In the house of
commons today Mr. Broderick, the par
liamentary secretary of the foreign
office, amplified the admiralty's news
from Chee Foo. He said the Japanese
warships reported that the Chinese
forts opened fire on the gunboats at
the mouth of the river yesterday at
12:30 a. m., and that the ships then en
gaged the forts, and that the engage
ment was proceeding when the Japan
ese ships left at 5:30 a. m. yesterday.
Detachments from all the foreign
warships were landed Saturday to pro
tect Taku.
There was one Chinese warship at
Taku which remained passive. Mr.
Broderick added that British, Russian,
Jaranese and French, reinforcements
were due to arrive about Thursday.
Within the last hour, said Mr. Brod
erick in conclusion, he had heard that
the telegraph line from Taku to Tien
Tsin had been restored.
The fitting out of the Japanese bat
tleship Asahi of 15,200 tons being fin
ished at Clyde Bank is being expedited,
and she is under orders to sail within a
week.
The failure of the international forces
to reach Pekin has greatly intensified
the anxiety here as to the fate of the
Europeans huddled togetner in the le
gations at the Chinese capital, and it
was feared also the check to Admiral
Seymour's force necessitating their re
turn to Tien Tsin will lead to large ac
cessions to the ranks of the boxers and
make their suppression still more diffi
cult. A Careless Letter Writer.
The United States marshal has ar
rested a man, W. B. Bowers of Sa
betha, Kan., who is charged with send
ing obscene matter through the, mail3.
Bowers is about 48 years oid and is con
sidered a crank on patent rights. It
seems that he got cranky on other sub
jects and wrote an obsence letter to a
school teacher in Seneca.
Liabilities $370,575.
New York.June 18. John H. Fife, who
was a partner with William P. Petty in
conducting the Metropolitan hotel filed
a petition in bankruptcy today. Fife's
liabilities are placed at $270,576, with
assets of $100.
French Ships in China.
Paris, June 18. The French first class
cruiser Guichen and the French armor
ed cruiser Amiral Charener have been
ordered to fit out immediately for
China.
Grain Lettei.
WHEAT Llverpol was only tip half a
penny to start with this morning, but
closed at an advance of about Id for the
day. Foreign markets have not been fol
lowing our advance, but they will surely
have to sooner cr later, as wheat is un
rioubt31y going 20c a bushel higher, and
will stay thereabuuts until another crop
is assured.
With less than half a crop in Ohio, and
onlv about one-fifth of a crop in Indiana.
Michigan and Illinois, and in fact hardiv
enough of a crop to furnish seed in all
the states except Kansas and Texas, and
Oklahoma and the worst damage ever
known in the northwest, with political
troubles in the orient rapidly assuming a
warrish countenance, we see high priced
wheat for at least another year. We will
get setbacks of a cent or so from time to
time, but while the shrewd trader is likely
to get a cent profit on short wheat sold
on good bulges, he is almost sure to get
twenty cents a bushel profit buying on
breaks.
CORN Corn is higher, but not as strong
as it should be. in sympathy with the big
advance in wheat. Com and oats pit is
almost deserted these days, while wheat
is booming. Corn may work higher in
Sympathy wi'h wheat, but the talent are
selling it on bulges.
PKoVlSIONrf There was a light run of
hogs this morning, but prices wer lower
at the yards. This did not affect the fu
tures, and Julv pork closed at the same
price that it did Saturday, after opening
10c a barrel higher. We feel friendly to
pork and believe it will eventually go
much higher. J. G. GOINGS.
liveware
Sale
OF JUNE.
Rogers' triple-plate Knives
per set .'
Rogers' triple-plate forks,
per set
Rogers' Al plate Teaspoons,
per set
4-Piece
Tea Set
4-piece Tea Set, quadruple
plate, with tray
Bake Dish.
quadruple plate
Al plate
Butter Knives
Al plate
Sugar Shells ,
Cheaper plate Sugars and
Butters, each ,
Cold Meat
Forks
Cold Meat Forks
small size
Large Vegetable
Servers .......
Berry
Spoons .'
Sterling Tea Spoons,'
each
$1.63
. 1.68
. 1.00
. 4.75
, 8.75
3.60
.38
, .38
, .18
, .68
.38
.68
. .98
. .68
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Ours are all that can be desired. They
represent the best materials and high
est skill the industry is able to com
mand. H. L LARSH & CO.
We Do the Best Work.
116 W. Eighth St.
Great Bargains
-IS
If you want a Refrigerator, come
and get our prices. We are selling
them very cheap this week.
T. J. COUGHLH 4IDW. CO.
Telephone 603. 702 Kansas Ave.
WATCH SALE
For the next few days I will sell La
dies' Gold Watches at the following
low prices:
O Size, gold filled, warranted for CO years
So'u S 1 1 .CO and $11.50
6 size, gold filled, warranted 25 ye.trs I )
Hampden movements $ I
6 size, gold filled, warranted 10 years, C Cfl
with reliable movemeut OiJU
O size, gold filled, warranted 25 years
Diamond set I C i- 0 17
Vaitham movements v I 0 IU v '
Sohd gold. Hampden 400 size , $ 5 00
Eeautiful Enameled Watches
warrant?. $7.50 tO $10
FRED. C. FAGERCRANS,
720 Kansas Ave.
May Take Off a Train.
It is altogether likely that instead of
running east bound train No. 114, which
now leaves Topeka at 2:45 p. m.,, into
Kansas City earlier, the Santa Fe will
abandon it under the new time card,
allowing train No. 2 to take its place.
The eouipment of west bound train No.
113 will be held, however, to protect the
business in the event the through train
is late. When No. 2 is on time a special
stock train will probably be run instead
of the local passenger.
The Hudson River Day Boat.
The Lake Shore Fast Mail No. 6 leav-
' ing Chicago daily 8:30 a. m., with
j through buffet sleeper. Is the only train
' from Chicago making direct connection
with the Hudson River Day Line boats
i from Albany. The New England Kx
i press is the only twenty-six hour train
I between Chicago and Boston. Leaves
Chicago every day at 2.00 p. m. The
Lake Shore Limited is the oniy twenty
! four hour train between Chicago and
! New York passing through the beauti
j ful Mohawk Valley and along the banks
j of the Hudson River by daylight. Sum
! mer tourist tickets are now on sale,
j B. F. Humphrey, T. P. A., Kansas City,
I Mo., F. M. Byron, G. W. A., Chicago.
' Tourist Kates to Colorado and Utah.
Tickets will be sold from points of
i Missouri Pacific to Denver, Colorado
! Springs and Pueblo, Colo., and Salt
! Lake and Ogden, Utah, June 1st to Sep
tember lath, at - greatly reduced rates.
See nearest ticket agent or write
H. C. TOWNSKND, G. P. & T. A..
St. Louis, SI a.
F. E. NIPPS, A gent. "
Topeka. Kansas.
Awnings. The best in the world;
(made of wood, awning and blind com
bined) to be seen at and sold by J.
Thomas Lumber Co., Cll Van Burea
street.
Refnprato.

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