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TOPEKA STATE JOUBNA.L. TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 19, 1900.
3 SPORTING: NEWS. The "Tipton Slasher" May Meet Eddie Santry. Yanger Deposits a Forfeit With George Siler FOR A SIX ROUND BOUT ot Beady to Meet McGorern Just Yet. Chirasro, Juno 19 There Is pvery chance of a ritfht heirs' urranteii tiftween tiennv Van-r. the "TiMon c lasher," and KtMie S.-.r:try. two f'rh bt feather-w"iht t.Kh'ra ever turret! out in this city. Yan j?rr ca-il-i on Or or ere Siler last nie-ht with his m;j nacer ar...l I -ft a forfeit of $ with t ne Vetera n Tf-fc re in support uf an ae t r plane of Sentry's rvjny to Yungvr's re e-n t c h n I h? r:g This is w ha t Y auger I. ad to suy: "The b'.t way to find out whether San try i-i in earnest or not i m put up s-trn-? r.o".--v. The tnyr.ty in riiier s hLirnJs as a f:rfr;t. Whnt I want to do is this: I will r.fi-ht him six rounds t-fre one of the K-rf.l clubs or woui'i b- wiMinj to go a 1- r: --'.-r route if a purs i.-s uffere-i us out of Chicago. The witrht tnut be wh-it he s.lvs he is willing: to make tYr m. 12 pjur.'js at 3 o'duck the al'tt-rnoori i-f the i iht f.f the f.srit. This i.- the b-t weight I wll! make f,r him ar.-l is c-ni'euine his c-wt; riures, a.-r a couple of tiays ago in r?piy to my uff-r tu met any feather weight in t:i- world, bar K-Jver:i. he sa.ul he would tiirht me at those tisture. I think it v.-;''.1 be an attractive risht and that we rmr.d command a K'--i purse hre. ! will leavi the money up one week aaiTmr ms act ptar.ce. In r-i'i.' to a u tiun as to why he did Tvst ao--it the offer jf t Denver club to fitrrit '-i :tr O. miner in Tummy White's; p;Lic- in the mountain city. Yaneer said i the p'.;r- was not t MirTieient siz--. as he j a5 ;iurl i'f a bsi?r am-'imt of money ; i r rij-ch t in--r i.trdne?r six rounds here and t pref - rred that to a t wenty-tive-round j nu-et:.iu in Inver. K further said thit he h irr1! M-verri in hi-- chaliensr be- j cuu-e .Mojo.vrn is a little too hard fori Lini at the r resent time, and he wants j m re t-.y ptrler.i lefore mtin? him. A t..r as I :inny AKMahm and Art Pimms ar concerrietl th " Slasher" said i is willlnir to meet eiT.'rK-r i-f them if tr.t-y car. l;nd a purse. Sinims he conoid- j ers in the n-xt class to him and will hoi 1 ! t:-e Akr-n boy down to un pounds flat if -n is litlk I of. Hiclier than that i wm m.i go. ue says ne is surprise.! -My tnought in having this meeting tn ir M.'M.ih-n should want to t.-nt him j called was to Ket information. I under p.s he .! ,-s nut consider that Danny u . stand some steps are being taken in the "A'';.xC-Vour,1 m-etin-T between TanR-r ! 'sf. J- believe few nt;.i Snnirv would pr..babiv be one of the i 1 ,c ttle ?lt'Ztns of Topeka have a concep-N--t iw-uihgr tishts ever seen hf-re in a tlon 01 the exact status oi: affairs. As l.i: time. "S.w.try h:i.s been d.-f-ate.l in i I understand it the waterworks compan y hi- tw.. last f.ahts and is anxious to show is op.-rating under a franchise which wml i.- is r.oC on '.ne u..n eri'ie. tie ra an to for him. ' the -Slash l the It T e hi liian boy -aiil b- easy i :nly acceptance of , T8" challent;. NATIONAL LEAGUE. AT PHILADELPHIA. s . leiiutiice, a.t vv. score: i R IT K ' N-w York 0 0 ) 0 0 0 1 0 0 I S 1 1 l'hilndtf'iphia ) v t " u i 1 l 2 7 3 ' i:ttr:--NVw York. Hawley and Bow- -rrn.m: 1-hiia.J.tphia, tiernhard and ilc i uriand. AT BOSTON. Score by inni::gs; R H T. Boston 0 0 n 0 0 0 3 D 0 i S 7 1 i,r ).;.k!vn tl!')U.) i V 0 3 "5 12 1 HatttriesBoston. Xich..ls and SuHivan: ir. lyn, jicGmnity and Farrell. AT S' Scure by ir.niUKs: LOL'IS. RHK ! Ft. r.o iis 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 S S S' " in. in rati ') 4 ') 1 2 ') 0 2 9 IS 2 : li.ti-ri.s St. Louis. Wewhine. Tohmaa arid i;obi:ison: I'ineinnati, Newton, Breit- er.stein and t'eitz. I AT CHICAGO. I Score by Imungs: I Tt H E 1 Chioaso 0 0 0 o u 1 o 0 01 t; 4 i i ittsourg i) I) i) 1 1 2 I) 0 u 4 9 1 Hatter:e Chtraa.,. Callahan Chorlce and ionahue, I'litsburg-, Phiilippi and i NATIONAL LEAGUE STANPINCJ. is Games I'er on. L-.t. Cert. IS .5"2 ! ? n .is j 2t ; .4-0 2; 21 .47i i 2'i S! .'no ! 2.) 2i .4:15 I 1 2H .422 ! IS 25 .4J1 j Philadelphia ilr.niklyn ... s it'sburg .... 'hicago Kostoi, tft. L. U'.S . ln.'.r:nati .. New lurk .. AMEHICAN LEAGUE. AT INDIANAPOLIS. Score by Innings: , ,, P. H E indi mapolis , 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 "7 11 B-ffdlo o 'j 0 1 0 0 4 i-'s 10 tj Ka;tries Indiana poli. Goar and Pow ers, Buffalo. Hooker arfj Schrecongost. AT MINNEAPOLIS. Score by lnni:iss: P. H E Minneapolis 00 1 03009 27, 4 2 Kans; ;it-.- - xi o ... i, i) o 2 ' ' it 3 Batteries Minneapolis. Kailey and Jack Uuch; Kansas City. Patten and GonJing. AT CHICAGO. Score by Innings: ChicTeo o 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 7 2 Milwaukee o V o 1 0 u 0 5 2 Batt-rios i.'hk'ae... ?.;ymour and Sug den: Milwaukee. Sparki and Smith. AMERICAN LEAGUE STAXPIN?. Gamfs Gam-s Per Won. Lost. Cent '; ."! . . . oO 10 -.1 i ... 23 12 ! ...2 21 i ... -4 2i .5U I ... 25 2S .1, . ... 11 Ml .J.:s ; ... U ys i Indinnapclis o wail, tee .. M 'me:: polls t.'ie-. eland ... Kansas City B u rl a i o iJctruit WESTERN LEAGUE. AT DE5 MOINES. Score by innings; Dos Moines 1 0 0 0 o r 2 1 I Omaha 1 0 0 o 0 1 .j 02 S Batteries-D- M. ines. Weimer and Lo ,jr.an; umahn Xewmeyer and Wilson. AT SIOUX CITT. Score by innings: P. H E Sioux City 0 0 1 .) n o 0 3 4 j Denver 0 u 0 0 1 1 ..' .. 02 10 " Batteries Sioux Ci'y. Ferguson and Cote; Simmons and Sullivan. AT ST. JOSEPH. Score by innings: St. Joseph 4 0O00114 1 11 M 2 Pueblo 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 S 4 Batteries St. Joseph. Hermann and Kiin; Pueblo, Price and Snooks. WOMAN' BREAKS A RECORD. Hiss Margerita Gast Rides 1,000 Miles on Bicycle in 113:23. New York. June in. Amid cheers, em braces and wild enthusiasm another work! 3 bicycle record was broken bv a woman and a new one established. Miss Marsrertta Gast rode her wheel up to the 3oor of West's hotel at Vailey Stream at exactly 11.2:1 a. m. The last revolution oi the wheels ended the 1..-) mile which fhe bepan Tuesday morning-. Just 113 hours and 23 minutes were consumed in the journey over the Merrick road around the triar.sr'le of wnich the villages of Sprintfti-id. Kreeport and Hemstead are tn- corners. By eotr.pleline the l.'y miles Miss Gast became the woman '-hatnoion l.ni oistance cyclist of the world. More than that, she not only rode 2t.) miles fjrther than any record-breaking woman lia ever done on a bicycle, but rode fas ter a. well. The ftrans-est thlr.ff about ihss toast's phenomenal ride was her su perb pb aicai and mental condition at the tt 1 1 1 ri ifa ONE THIRD FAILED. Startling Record of Kansas Teacheis in Examinations. Over 30 per cent of the applicants for teachers' certificates in Kaniias tor the year ending June 30, 1SS9. failed to pass the required examination. There were 12.710 applicants. Of this number 3.9-9 failed; 8,&ul secured certifi cates. The number which failed is nearly 21 per cent of the tot.U number of applicants. The poorest record is reported from Rooks county. There 154 applicants failed: 11- were successful at the ex amination. Butler county leads in the number of successful applicants having IS.".: Sumner is next with LSI: Butler had V0 failures: Sumner 43 Shawnee county had lf.t successful; 45 failed. Grant county had 4 applicants and no failures. Morton, county had only one applicant, but a certificate was is sued. Leavenworth county had SO success ful candidates; 78 failed. ilUCIl TALK. Commercial Club Discusses Waterworks Question, Joab Mulrane, Edward Wilder and Others Make Speeches. The called meeting of the Commercial club last night for the consideration of the waterworks matter, resulted in an interesting discussion of the different phases of the question and an arrange- ment for a joint meeting of the club and city authorities next Monday evening. The meeting was fairly wU attended. A motion looking to the appointment of a committee of ten to report on the exact status of the city and water com pany was lost because it was the con- t-iisus or crnniou. that ..the club as a whoie should meet the mayor, city at torney and the city council, and discuss the matter with them. President Holrr.aa called upon Mr. W. H. Davis to start the discussion af ter the reading of the call. Mr. Davis said: cives tnem the t.rivi psre lor a certain lencth of tin-., ami at fha- on, I of .ho. !., . years or the purchase of the plant. If 1 am lniormea correctly there is a movement on foot to build a new niant 1 and before anything definite is done in tnis way 1 tnmit ve should find out the local standing of our present contract with the waterworks company. I don't think that the company could prevent the city from building a plant, but we don't want to get mixed up with these people in a long drawn oat litigation. I believe that 'we shouid inquire into the franchise and find out just exactly how far it controls any action on the part of the city." Mr. Kdward Wilder susreosted that the or-Unance granting- the franchise to the Waterworks company be read in full, and this was done liy Secretary Anderson. Mc I). H. Scott It seems under the terms of this contract we e.re bound for a period of 20 years, whaca means two years yet. I believe to g-o ahead at ! this time and build a new plant would j be to pull the city into certain trouble The men who granted this franchise I to the waterworks company were rep- 1 resentative property owners. Their ac tion undoubtedly ties the city up for 20 years with the understandins that an extension must be made or the plant purchased, except thtr courts should happen to hold the franchise void. Mr. G. H. Matthews Why is it con templated to build a new plant? Mr. M. C. Hoiman because. I believe. City Attorney Bird holds that the con tract with the Waterworks company is void and that it has no rig-hts under the franchise. Mr. W. H. Davis I'm afraid Mr. Bird will have a hard time winnintr the courts over to his belief. Mr. Chas. Elliott The company has had rights under the franchise for the past IS vears. Mr. C. . Blakely I would like to kr...w if the company two years hence could give the citT a clear title to the plant exclusive of incumbrances. Mr. J. R. Mulvane That isn't a mat ter for us to decide. It is the other f -How's business entirely. We simply go into court and pay the money the court declares is due tinder the in voluntary purchase. Mr. Emmett P.oudefcush. I think we ought to find outat this time, if possi ble what terms can be ai ranged. Mr. C. J. Evans I'm scrry Mr. Bird or some one else is not h-re tonight to explain the reasons for th? move look ing toward the building of a new plant. I understand in a. g'-rteral way that the reason is that there is fear that the waterworks company does not intend to act in good faith looking 1.0 the sale of tne plant. There seems to be some doubt as to just when the purchase ex pires and the method necessary to be employed by the city in acquiring the plant. I also understand that the com pany refuses at this time to enter into any negotiation with the city. Person a'iy I am in great doubt as to the wis dom of building a new pis.nt. It is my judgment that at the end of the 20 years th franchise expires entirely. The law as it stands now provides for con demnation proceedings in the district court, petting forth every detail of the method of procedure. The old ordinance provides in a general way that proceed ings should be carried out in the district court, and it occurs to me that we could act under the lav as it now stands and at the same 'time keep in harmony with the ordinance. Mr. W. F. Schoch I am well satis fiJ that before the city will ever be permitted to be heard in the district court, it will be necessary for the city to attempt to agree, with the Water works company on a reasonable price. This i a matter nf precedent. The question is. when should this attempt he made at this lime, two years before the expiration of the franchise, or at the expiration of the franchise? I am unable to rind that the leirisiature ever gave a city the right to condemn prop erty for waterworks purposes until long after this franchise was grar.tetf. If this property was original'y condemned for public use. it constitutes another question of law. I believe that this city can build a plant of its own. I don't believe the present franchise is preventive of such action. I think it would be a good plan to refer this mat ter to the lawyers of this club, with a view of ascertaining ju3t what can be done by the city. . Mr. H. M. Phillips Conflicting re ports are going about the city about this matter. The city is. reported to have made an ineffectual attempt to open negotiations with th. waterworks company, and at the same time repre sentatives of the water company' state thnt the company is reaciy to sell. I believe a committee should be ao- l pointed from this club to wait on the DO YOU GET UP WITH A LAME BACK? Kidney Trotible Makes Yoa Miserable. Almost everybody who reads the news papers is sure to know of the wonderful cures maas by Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root. tne great kidney, iiver and bladder remedy. cal triumph of the nine- teer.th . century; dis , covered after years of Vj scientific research by .5r5 Dr. n. R.nmer, tne emi nent kidney and blad der specialist, and is wonderfully successful in promptly curing iame back, kidney, bladder, uric acid trou bles and Sright's Disease, which is the worst form of kidney trouble. Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is not rec ommendedforeverything but if you have kid ney, liver or bladder trouble it will be found just the remedy you need. It has been tested in so many ways, in hospital work, in private practice, among the helpless too poor to pur chase relief and has proved so successful in every case that a special arrangement has been made by which all readers of this paper who have not already tried it, may have a sample bottle sent free by mail, also a bock telling more about Swamp-Root and how fo find out if you have kidney or b'.addertroubie. When writing mention reading this generous cfter in this paper ana fc- send your address to s'-i ---i'TL.';;T3!55" Dr. Kilmer & Co..Binc. K.fSiTHfe!jSK?- hamton, N. Y. i he regular fifty cent and Hom of stn.np.Rwt, dollar sizes are sold by all good druggists. representatives of the water company and find out the exact status of affair's. Mr. John E. Frost I think the mayor, city attorney and members of the coun cil should be Invited to meet with the club and discuss this matter. I move that the invitation be extended for next Monday night. Mr. Frost's motion carried unani mously. Mr. H. M. Phillips suggested that rep resentatives of the w-aterworks com pany be also invited, but President Hoi man declared it would not be best to mix "oil and water." Mr. Chas. Elliott then moved that a committee of ten. to be composed of lawyers and business men, be ap pointed to take charge of the matter. Pending action on this motion Mr. W. C. Stephenson said: "I think this question is a matter principally of legal procedure. I have had considerable ex perience with the waterworks company and I don't believe any effort to com promise with the company will be suc cessful." Judge T. F. Oarver This club mustn't make the mistake of the city council and go too far. I think the water works company has a perfect right to fold its arms at least until September. 1901. The fact is. the water company has nothing to sell. I believe the com pany is bonded for about twice what the plant is worth. The fact that the city is going to some expense looking to the construction of a new plant is the question to be considered at this time, according to my mind. I agree with Mr. Bird that the contract is void insofar as an extension is con cerned, but I am confident that the present plant can be condemned. The important thing now is not what we can do but what we ought to do. Mr. Joab Mulvane This matter has a practical phase that touches all of us. The fact that we have a contract for twenty years is not disputed. The twenty years has- not yet expired. The company has rights, and we are bound to respect them. If, it is unwilling to sell the plant until the expiration of this franchise I know of no way that we can compel it to. The city govern ment has assumed the right to build another plant, which is an utter im possibility, and I want to say why. If 'there .was money in the treasury to build the plant it could not be used because the present company would undoubtedly tie the city up in litiga tion. But there is no money in the treasury. Instead we have voted bonds. Practical work cannot be carried on with bonds. You must . have money. What man here tonight would hazard his money in bonds under these circum stances? I w-ouldn't. What stranger could be induced to hazard money? You absolutely can't float your bonds. The waterworks that the city of To peka will own will be the present water works if the city ever owns a plant. It is my judgment that the water prob lem has been a toy in politics to the expense of us fellows who pay the taxes. We are frittering money away employing experts and having plans made. I believe we ought to wait untft the franchise expires, when we oa.n ac quire the plant under the provisions of the ordinance. The building of a new plant is utter!- impossible and im practicable. I believe the city council w-ants to do what is right and I think the company would if it was not that they have nothing to sell, and simply mean to "milk the cow" until the ex piration of the franchise. Mr. Edward Wilder I agree heartily with what Judge Carver has said and whnt Mr. Mulvane has said, be cause I think they have struck the nail on th head. I think the city council and the water company have been fig-htine so long that like the boy at school either side would now rather "fight than eat." I believe if it was not for the attitude of the city the com pany would long ago have extended their mains to the dry districts. There is unfortunately a "feeling among a great many that all who are interested in a corporation which furnishes some thing for public use ar robbers and thieves and must be crushed out of existence. This desire for the con fiscation and ownership of public utili ties is something I am not in sympathy with. I think it would have been far better for all parties concerned if the water company had been handled dif ferently. I think this club shofiid pro test against the attempt to float a half miilion of bonds, which as Mr. Mulvane has said coi-ld never in tne world be piaced with honest investors. We can't deal with, the present water company as long as we taik of building another plant. We have a contract with the company and the courts will construe it. I would join any party or parties and put up money to stop this move to put up a new plant. Let us try to treat with the water company, and if we find that the company will not be reasonable, then it will be time enough to lo-:k to tha courts. Mr. Frank P. MacT.enr.an I think an important duty of this club is to con fer with the mayor and city council. The whole responsibility of this matter will rest on the mayor and counc and in consequence why not let this matter go until next Monday night when we will meet the city authorities. I have grave doubts as to the practi cability or feasibility of building a new plant at this time, but as a matter of cotirtesy I believe we should hear the city's side. I move as a substitute to Mr. Elliott's motion that the appoint ment of this committee be deferred The substitute to tne motion was adopted unanimously. 4 Lit V r t ill PLATFORM MAKING. Continued from the First Page. speech. Senator Foraker will make the principal address in nominating Presi dent McKinley. He has done a great deal of the preparatory work in putting the platform in shape, and is continu ing to assist in that line. Yesterday and last right the instrument received sev eral additions and was changed in some details, but it follows very closely the lines previously indicated. A careful effort is being made to find a way to not entirely cut off the copes of the bimetallists but there will be a positive declaration against silver coin age under present conditions. The res olution will probably take the shape of condemnation of bimetallism "except by international agreement." The extreme gold men are demanding that even this implied concession shall not be made. A more delicate problem is what to do with the present Chinese situation. The embroglio in the celestial empire is so new-, and so unprecedented a predica ment ior tne L mtea tates that it is conceded that any expression on the subject will call for the shrewdest finesse. Many favor leaving It alone. STATE ORGANIZATIONS. , Members Selected to Act on the Con vention Committee. Philadelphia. June 9. Many of the state delegations here held meetings for the purpose of organizing and se lecting members of the working com mittees of the convention, national committeemen and members of notifi cation committee. The following is a list of the various committeemen so far chosen by the delegations from western states: Chairman of delegation California, George A. Knight; Colorado, E. O. Wol cott; Idaho, Frank R. Gooding; Kan sas, J. R. Burton; Missouri. D. M. Houser; Montana. Thomas H. Carter; Nebraska, William F. Guerley: Oregon, Wallace McCammen; Utah, Heber N. Wells: Washington, E. C. Neufelder; Wyoming, F. E. Warren; Arizona. C. H. Alters: Indian Territory, P. L. Soper; New Mexico. Governor M. A. Otero; Oklahoma, H. C. Thompson; Hawaii, Samuel Parker. National committee members Cali fornia, W. F. VanFleet; Colorado, E. O. Wolcott; Idaho, George L. Shoup; Kan sas, David W. Mulvane; Missouri, Rich ard C. Kerens; Montana, William H. Dewett; Oregon, George A. Steel;Wash ington, George H. Baker; Wyoming, Willis Van Devanter: Arizona. William Griffith; Indian Territory, William M. Millette; Xew Mexico, Solomon Luna; Oklahoma. William Grimes. Committee on resolutions California, Chester A. Rowel I: Colorado. C. C. Cavender; Idaho, W. B. Heyburn; Kan sas, M. A. Low; Missouri. D. P. Dyer; Montana, Thomas H. Carter; Nebraska, E. Rose water; Oregon. John E. Daly; Utah, -George Sutherland: Washington, J. M. Ashton: Arizona. C. H. Akers; Indian Territory, A. F. Parkinson; New Mexico. E. A. Cahoon. Permanent organization Colorado, W. B. Farley; Idaho, F. R. Gooding; Kansas. F. G. Hunsecker; Missouri. J. T. Burner; Montana. C. W. Goodah; Nebraska. Henry Regatz; Oregon, Malcolm A. Moody; T"tah, Heber N. Wells: Washington, F. J. Hayfield; Arizona. J. L. Hubbell; Indian Terri tory, Edward Fannin; New Mexico. A. Abeyta. Committee on credentials California. George W. Reed: Colorado. John Grass: Tdaho, J. F. Ailshie: Kansas. T. B. Wall; Missouri, Charles Mowder; Mon tana. John F. Forbis; Nebraska. John Ehrart: Oregon. Wallace McCammen: Utah. Arthur B.' Brown; Washington, Dr. L. M. Sims; Arizona, Frank Dy sart: Tndian Territory. Charles M. Campbell: New Mexico, F. A. Hubbeli; Oklahoma. .1. W. McNeal. Committee on rules and order of busi ness Colorado. B. W. Ritter: Idaho, G. H. Omsbie; Montana, Tyler Wooden; Nebraska, E. A. Tucker; Oregon. Rufus S. Moore; Utah. George M. Hanson; Washington, Herbert S. Conner; Ari zona. J. A. an: Indian Territory- C. J. Long: New Mexico, J. Santisvan. Committee to notify nominee for pres ident California, W. M. Garland; Colo rado, D. H. Moffatt: Idaho. W. B. Hey burn; Kansas. W. G. Holt: Missouri, J. M. Owens; Montana. David E. Folsom; Nebraska, O. A. Abbott: Oregon, Henry E. Ankeny: Utah. Thomas Kearns; Arizona. John Dorrinston: Washing ton. Levi Akeny: Indian Territory. P. L. Soper: New Mexico. Governor Otero; Oklahoma. W. H. French. Committee to notify nominee for vice president Colorado, John B. Thomp son: Idaho. George L. Shoup; Missouri, Walter Dickey: Montana. David E. Folsom; Nebraska. Alexander Laverty; Oregon, Thomas McEwen; Utah. C. E. Loose: Arizona. Charles R. Drake: In dian Territory. Dr. W. L. McWiliiam; Xew Mexico. Secretary Romero; Okla homa, J. T. Prir.giy. MILES OF CLTJBS. Great Parade and National Republi can Cake Walk. Philadelphia, June 19. Five miles of clubs, mounted, on foot, by coach, floats and in carriages, interspersed with music, red fire and cake walk, is the shortest way of describing the turnout of political clubs last night. The police had prepared for a demon stration by . roping Broad street eariy in the afternoon. It was a wise fore thought, for before dusk Philadelphia's appropriately named thoroughfare was a mass of humanity and it has been many years since the police of Phila delphia have been called upon to handle such banks of humanity as lined the route of the uarade. Visitors from cities where police have great crowds to handle were profuse in praise of Philadelphia's police. An amusing feature of the parade and by the way an innovation, was an interlarded cake walk in the column. Characters, were colored men, women and children attired in costume, made more attractive by torches of red fire. In the prearrar.gement of last night's parade it had been decided in spite cf an expressed sentiment by many clubs to permit nothing in line antagonisic to civil service. Ther? were, however, two violations of the order. On ore trans parency, mounted on wagons, was this motto: "The civil service law disquali fies all over the age of 45." On another, carried by a club on foot, was this: "We are onoosed to the civil service law because it is un-American.' The only demonstration in the line in be half of any vice presidential candidate was a display by one club of twenty streamers on which "Doliiver" was painted in big letters. The parade was divided into eight divisions, in which were more than SO local clubs and about 20 visiting political organizations. Out of town clubs were scattered through eight sections and escorted by the club which had been assigned to entertain visitirg ekib men. Conspicuous in line were the famous Cook County Repub lican Marching club. Chicago: Young Men's Republican Tariff club. Pitts burg: Young Men's Blaine club, Cin cinnati; Hamilton club. Chicago; "McKialey Neighbors." from Canton, Ohio: Pilair.e Invincibies. Washington. D. C; J. Edward Addieks club. "Wil mington, Del.; and the well known Tip pecanoe club. Cleveland, Ohio. 1 la the right division was the Colo- rado-Philadelphia club, of Denver, headed by the George W. Cook zouave life and drum corps, also of Denver. FAIRBANKS OUT OF IT, Declares He "Would Not Accept Nom ination For Vies President Philadelphia. June 19. Senator Fair banks has been chosen chairman of the Indiana delegation. During a caucus of the delegation Senator Fairbanks an nounced that he would not accept a. nom ination for vice pre-sident under any cir cumstances. After Fairbanks, the delega tion is for Roosevelt. If he should not run, the delegation's votes will be scattered among several candidates. Great interest centered at the Kansas headquarters yesterday as Governor Roosevelt had promised to pay a visit to the delegation. The governor could not come, however, and sent General Francis V. Green, whose name is also mentioned for the vice presidency, to lake his place. After being introduced by Chairman J. R. Burton, of the delegation. General Green said: "Governor Roosevelt asked me to say that he regretted his inability to be with you. Bie asks to be excused, as he is just now engaged in an important consul tation. From all directions come the de mand that he stand for vice president, and it is for him to say. Speaking for myself, I will say that we want him to remain governor of New York. As vice president he would preside over the sen ate and only in that contingency which we would all so deplore, the death of the president would bt? called on to exercise the larsre functions for which he is so well fitted. He will be re-elected gover nor of New York, we have no doubt as to that. For that reason, he sincereiy hopes that he will be able to remain in New York and continue in the work he has taken up without being called to the vice presidency. 'Doubtless Governor Roosevelt would be the unanimous choice of he permitted the use of his name. But he can do a great deal more for the Republican, party as governor of New York. No one can tell who will be nominated on Thursday, but if It should come about that any other of New York's worthy sons is pre sented to the convention, we would hope that Kansas would give him the same hearty support it has given to Governor Roosevelt." Chairman Burton, answering for the delegation, said they were all heartily de sirous of having the vice presidency so shaped as to bring strength, iid that Kansas would join with New York in any action which would be for the best inter est of the Republican party as that was paramount to ail other considerations. Mr. Burton afterwarjs summed up the feeling by stating that if Roosevelt would stand he would have the solid vote of Kansas. If he was out Doliiver wouid probably be the favorite. Governor Weils says the Utah delega tion expected to support Bartiett Tripp for vice president, but the Roosevelt movement has caused a change of plans, so that if New York unites on Roosevelt, Utah will be solid for him. After that L'tah will be for Tripp. Senator Wolcott, who was elected chair man and the national committeeman at the meeting of that delegation, said not a word was said as to the vice presidency. There is a very friendly sentiment for Roosevelt and for Senator Fairbanks, said Mr. Wolcott. but we have taken no ac tion and we go into the convention abso lutely unpledged. The Pennsylvania delegation met and re-elected M. S. Quay national committee man from this state. Colonel Quay pre sided and he was also made chairman of the delegation. On motion of Senator Penrose the dele gation was pledged to McKiniey. Chair roan Quay said this was scarcely neces sary, but he put the motion as a matter of "form. Senator Penrose then moved that the delegation be instructed for Roosevelt for vice president. State Sena tor C. L. Magee (anti-Quay) asked for a roll call. Congressman Williams inquired whether Roosevelt would accept, if en dorsed. Senator Penrose said: "I can as sure the gentleman and the other dele gates, that Governor Roosevelt will ac cept if the nomination is tendered him." Senator Flynn. of Pittsburg, (anti-Quay thought it rather early to tie up the dele gation. To this suggestion Chairman Quay re plied that there w-as nothing binding in the motion: that it merely showed the preference of the delegation. The roll was then calied resulting: Roosevelt. 52: Root, 1: Long. 1: Bliss, 1; excused from voting. 7: absent. 22. The sub-committees appointed by the Massachusetts delegation to canvass all the states in the interests cf Secretary Long have made their reports. The com mittee deputed to look over the New En gland field, reported that every state in that section will vote solidly for Mr. Long. The reports from nearly all the southern states were to the effect, in general, that the delegates from that section will vote for the man who is acceptable to the ad ministration. The Cook county delegates of Illinois, as well as many of the dele gates from the state, lean toward Doliiver as do also the delegates from Iowa, Kan sas and Nebraska. The Pacific states, the committee learned, will vote for the far western candidates in the field, while the sentiment among the northern states east of the Mississippi is strong for a New York man. provided the Empire state del egation can unite on a candidate. Most of the subcommittees reported that Secre tary Long was very strong as a second choice. The committee delegated to get into communication with Mr. Long for the purpose of learning his wishes re garding anv further movement in his be half, reported that the secretary left the matter in the hands of the delegation. He had no preference as to who should place him in nomination, or who should second it. It is the desire of the delega tion that Senator Lodge have the honor of naming him. The delegates from Montana held their caucus and selected Senator Thomas H. Carter to be the chairman in the conven tion. William H. Dewitt was elected national committeeman to succeed Charles H. Leonard. When senator Carter was asked whom the delegation ' would sup port for vice president, he said: "The delegation came to Philadelphia wholly 1 uninstructed as to the presidential ana vice presidential candidates and the dele gates have held no conference for the purpose of deciding on any one. I believe that the Montana men will support Scott for the vice presidency." The meeting of the New York delega tion was a sort of magnet to the delegates from other states and the corridors in front of the committee rooms 'were so crowded at S o'clock that the police local force had to be called on to make a pas sageway tor tne .vew 1 orKers. ine aim of the crowd seemed to be to get a sight of Roosevelt, for when he came through the corridor there was a burst of ap plause. A policeman assisted him through and shortly after Senator Depew got a similar ovation. In ten minutes after convening the meet ing had adjourned until today at 4 o'clock, without any mention of vice presidential candidates. Governor Roosevelt sat next to Senator Piatt and chatted pleasantly. Senator Piatt declined to talk on the ulti matum issued by Governor Roosevelt.' All the conflicting elements are repre sented. Frank S. Black former governor, is vice president of the delegation: Gen eral F. V. Green goes in the committee to notify the vice president of his nomi nation. "Frank S. Witherbee is the state representative to nc.ttty the president. George W. Aldridge is on rules. Gen. W. C. Wallace on permanent organization; Lemuel B. Quigg on resolutions and Sen ator Piatt is spokesman of the delega tion. Senator Piatt went directly to his room after the meeting and a number of the New York delegates followed him. There were remarks dropped to make it evident that the leaders of the delegation were ccminced that Roosevelt's statement has disposed of his candidacy. To Mr. Piatt this question was propounded: "Can Mr. Roosevelt be defeated for tb-: nom ination?" To which he replied: "Yes. I think so." More decidedly in keeping with this view of the matter were the threats, of the less guarded delegation that "If Roose velt does not accept the vice presidency, he will not be nominated for governor and will be retired to private life." In Governor Roosevelt's room the at mosphere of doubt had somewhat cleared awav. Governor Roosevelt himself said: " I te'.ieve that the delegations that are really friendly to me wiii not vote for me. but wiii respect my wishes." Even as he spoke, a delegation from Oreeon came in and the spokesman said: "We want to assure you that while we want your name on the ticket, we will resnect vcir wishes in the matter. The Kansas delegation, the North Da kota delegation and the South Dakota delegation, sent the same kind cf a mes sage, showing that the tide toward a stampede was being partially stemmed. However, it was appreciated that the sentiment was not by any means crushed out and that ft might, without careful management, still overwhelm the unwill ing Roosevelt. KANSAS DELEGATION. Jump Into the Band Wagon Imme diately Upon Reaching Phila delphia. Philadelphia, June 19. The main body of the Kansas delegation came in late, but they were not slow to reach the ster of the Roosevelt boom for vice president. They came here di vided between John P. Doliiver of Iowa and General F. V. Greene of New York. At Chicago they seemed to be solid for Doliiver, but traveling with them over the Pennslyvania road was a Greene missionary in the person of R. J. Hart mann of Arizona, who artfully set Gen. Greene's case before them, and before they had crossed the Allegheny moun tains the Greene boom was alive and active among tbem. Before they ran across Hartmann. Oscar Z. Smith of Wichita had sown the seed of the Greene faith and Delegate Wall and Delegate Wellington particularly were full of It. Between lectures there were drinks, and- for awhile the Doliiver men were talked to a standstill. Strangest of all George W. Findlay of Topeka was eon verted by Hartmann and then Greene's boom took a fresh start and had al most carried the day when the crowd filed into the Kansas headquarters at the Continental hotel, where they were met by J. R. Burton. T. B. Wall, Wil der S. Metcalf and J. P. Hanna, who had come on ahead and told that Roosevelt was the man of the hour. There was a stampede for the band wagon and it was neck and neck be tween the three elements to reach there first. Findlay alone stood out. The newly arrived delegates were hungry and travel stained, but they stopped not to refresh themselves. A meeting was called and it was the unanimous voice of thirteen delegates to proceed at once to Governor Roose velt's headquarters and lay their swords at his feet. At the Hotel Walton, where Governor .Roosevelt is staying, thev were told that he had gone to the Hotel Flanders to dine with Mr. Greene. To the -Flanders they went and there they found the object of their search. General Greene came Into the parlor first, and at once began to discourage the movement toward Roosevelt. The people of New York, he said, could not spare the governor from New York state politics, and, besides, Roosevelt himself was unwilling to be shelved in the musty office of vice president. This was discouraging to the Kan sans, and there was a shade of gloom oa their faces until Roosevelt came in to speak for himself. The room was afire with his presence in an instant. His penetrating voice, his frank bearing and his energetic mannerisms just suited the Kansans. It was their way, and at ortce the Roosevelt boom took deeper root. Only Findlay stood out. No speeches were made, but the governor chatted freely and said frankly that while he was not a candidate and had no desire to be vice president, he was not the man to stand out against a gen uine sentiment. He said that the cor porations were planning to get him out of the office of governor, and until now he had believed his boom for vice presi dent had been manufactured by them, but he saw since the delegations from the west had begun to arrive that there truly was an honest sentiment among the people for him. When asked by J. R. Burton if he would accept he filled up with emotion and, softening his rasping voice, said that while he was not prepared to say he had been moved by what his friends were doing for him. He left the impression that he was all except ready to surrender, and that he had committed himself, so far that he could not decline. The visit of the Kan sans closed with an invitation to Gov ernor Roosevelt and General Greene to call on them at their headquarters this morning at 10 o'clock. Both accepted and the Sunflower delegates returned to their hotel and at once set up a propa ganda of the Roosevelt faith, wholly forgetting General Greene and John P. Doliiver, only the faithful Findlay, who still held fast to the Greene boom. D. J. Hanna. one of the Sixth district delegates, wanted the delegates to take action forthwith and so be the first state to formally declare for Roosevelt. This was met with the objection that not all the delegates were present. How ever, a committee, consisting of Judge Wall, B. Tracy and J. R. Burton was directed to prepare a resolution pledg ing the Kansas delegation to Roosevelt. This done, the Kansans went to bed. The delegation authorized Mr. Burton to name the Kansas members of the several convention committees and to appoint subordinate officers of the con vention allowed to Kansas, not already named by the national committee. Mr. Burton will make his selections later, but he has announced that he has selected Mr. Low to be the Kansas member of the committee on resolu tions. This met the approval of the delegates, who applauded heartily. Af terward Mr. Mulvane. the new national committeeman. was called into the room and his new honors conferred upon him. He accepted with his characteristic modesty and the delegates again ap plauded. Mr. Leland. the present national com mitteeman, stated that so far the fol lowing men had been selected for sub ordinate officers of the convention: Assistant secretaries John Q. Royce of Phillipsburg. A. L. Coleman of Sen eca. -I. M Chisham of Atchison. E. E. Reese of Wichita. O. S. Carman of Hor ton, A. A. Richards of Wellington and John H. Kennedy of Troy. Assistant doorkeepers W. J. Stewart of Wichita and Isaac N. Ury of Fort Scott. . Assistant sergeants-at-arms W. J. Wright of Kansas City, Stephen Hay den of Fort Scott and John D. Davis of Wichita. The commission of John Q. Royce, one of the assistant secretaries, is num bered one. and his seat at the secre tary's desk is Xo. 1. Nick Chiles, one of the assistant doorkeepers, is the famous Topeka newspaper editor and politician. He carries a bundle of sample copies of his paper, and already has interested Mark Har.na. "Boss" Piatt, Governor Roose velt. General Green and other big party leaders in his publication to the ex tent of the price of a year's subscrip ting. , Frank Hunsicker of the Fourth dis trict was made treasurer of the delega tion, and while the delegates were all present he called upon them to "put cr." The hotel charges and incidentals will amount to about I2b0, or $13 apiece but it was voted to levy an assessment of J2t) to cover accidents and forthwith all "marched up to the captain's office and settled." Later it was voted to assess the alternates S5 apiece. Mr. Burton, chairman, .and Mr. Tracy, sec retary, were, on motion, continued in their positions. The delegates wear a beautiful sun flower badge, three inches in diameter, made of yellow- and brown silk. The badge was designed by Captain John Seaton. to whom the delegation voted its proper thanks. J. R. Burton appeared wearing a fine Manila hat of fedora block, which took the fancy of the delegates and they voted that It be the delegation's" head gear, to be known as the "Burton'hat" In furtherance of this order, Hanna was appointed to go in search of a sup ply of the hats and strike a bargain with the dealer. -It was also voted that the treasurer buy one of -the hats and in addition a cane and present them to "Colonel" Mulvane, the new national committeeman. Mr.' Leland exhibited a plan of the hall, showing the location of the Kan sas delegation In the convention. It ia close to the Illinois reservation and is decidedly the best in the big audito rium. Before the meeting was "over. Mr. Burton, Mr. Low and Judge Wall were called away by a message from General Gfeene. who desired their presence at a conference with Governor Roosevelt There was a buzz of excitement at onca and much inquiry as to why they were wanted, but neither gentleman could satisfy their curiosity, and so the meet ing continued in a state of sensation It adjourned before the envoys re turned, but it was soon noised about that the summons from the Walton was only to beg the Kansas delegation to withhold action on tne Roosevelt boom a few hours, which already had beer done. Among the Kansas arrivals are Con gressman Long and Congressman Reeder and the former's private secre tary, Ralph Faxon, and PJelle Worrail Ball, the well known newspaper woman. Mrs. Bail's work has been in Washing ton, but during the campaign she will be connected with the national com mittee s literary bureau. Other late arrivals from Kansas arer Thomas M. Potter of Peabody, J. E. Junkin of Sterling. F. O. Popenoe cf Topeka, O. M. Sheldon of Kansas City and W. H. Upton of Arkansas City. OLIVEJPCII, It Is Offered to the Boers and Spurned by Them. London, June 19. The Lorenzo Mar- ques correspondent of the Times, un der yesterday's date, says: "Judgei Van Leeuwen, who left Pretoria with a permit from the military governor ia understood to have been the bearer of a verbal message from the British au thorities to President Kruger to the effect that if he would eurrender now he would not be sent out of the coun try. Van Leeuwen was unable to sea Mr. Kruger, but when passing through" Marchadorp he told State Secretary Reit-i the latter scouted the idea of surrender. R. J. H. Fortuinhead, of the Transvaal secret service, is taking to Europe very important documents." Lord Roberts, according to a Boer dispatch from Machadorp, sent a mes sage to Commandant Louis Botha on June 13, suggesting disarmament, and comDlimenting the bravery of the burghers. It was pointed out that the surrender would be without dishonor to the burghera and would prevent much suffering. General Botha askei for a six days armistice in order to con fer and consider. Lord Roberts con sented to five days. Finally General Botha declined to accept the proposal and hostilities were renewed. The Boer commandoes are retiring on Middleburg. followed by the British cavalry and artillery, occasionally shells reaching the rear guards. The Boers are destroying the bridges and burning the veldt behind them, carry ing off provisions and cattle and leav ing the country barren. Other advices from MachadorD say that the Boers have an abundance cf arms and ammunition, -with dynamite and oxen, and that they are preparing heavy wagon trains for a retreat to the Lvdenburg district, where the chief'), notwithstanding rumors to the con trary, are prepared to make a stand. The Boers continue to work the Bar beton mines, says a dispatch from Lo renzo Marques, and there are eight car loads of bar gold, valued at 5.XH). 000 pounds, with President Kruger.. Mr. Steyn, in his proclamation !? clarine the Free State still free and independent, says the fact that the army is yet in the field renders Lord Roberts annexation contrary to inter national law. In a dispatch to the war office from Pretoria dated yesterday Lord Roberta says that General Baden-Powell haa just arrived there. RAILROAD NEWS. Consolidation of Santa Fe Lines in California. Los Angeles, June 19. It is now con siderably more than a year since the legislature at Sacramento in- regular session passed what is known as the Santa Fe consolidation act. yet the cor poration most interested in the new law and the one that w ill be the most bene fited by its terms, has as yet taken no action looking toward that end. The law had most decide.! opposition and it required the efforts of a large lobby to have it passed, and it has for this reason been all the more remarka ble that its terms and provisions should never have been taken advantage of. The act permits all of the several sub corporations in the Santa Fe system to amalgamate under a single manage ment, thus saving the expense and an noyance of the separate management that has for years been in effect. Whether the new law will ever be tak en advantage of or not is not known at Santa Fe headquarters in this city. It is. however, suspected that the com pany's attorneys in New York are find ing it difficult to bring the proposed consolidation about and are w-aiting un il ail of the details are complete, wita no chance of anything like a slip any where along the line Under the terms of the act the pro posed new consolidation must be ef fected by the end of March, 1S02. ON A TOUR OF INSPECTION. Superintendent Player and His As sistant in California. Superintendent of Machinery John Player and Assistant Superintendent of Machinery R. P. C. Sanderson of the Santa Fe have been making a trip of inspection over the lines of the road west of Topeka. The trip has already consumed the greater part of the part two weeks. They are now in California making a tour of the San Joaquin Valley road. This wffl only occupy them for a few days, after which they will return to Topeka. SANTA FE LOCALS. The Railroad Y. M. C. A. will hold its second, evening of song in the Y. M. C. A. parlors tomorrow evening. Mack Carr. of the planing mill hi' three fingers severed from the han r. t the knuckles yesterday. His hand caught in a lathe. ' C. H. Tennason while working on the Santa Fe weed burner on the Ottawa branch was severely scalded yesterday. He was brought to the Topeka hosp'.uii