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t PART 1.
Pages J to 8.
No I'lan Has Developed For
Handling Chinese Problem.
Imprisonment of Dowager Em
press Is Considered.
Is Also Suggested as a Solution
of the Trouble.
Russia Is Accused of Starting
the Uprising.
Copyright, 1000, by Associated Press.
London, June 23. From every capital
in Europe and from every news center
the world over there is pouring into
London an amazingly interesting
stream of stories purporting to foretell
the action the powers intend to take in
regard to China. According to usually
well informed correspondents at Kome,
Vienna, Yokohama, Parts and Berlin,
the powers are now deliberating as to
the advisability of imprisoning the dow
ager empress of China and are busy ar
ranging the details of the long looked
for partition of the celestial empire.
These forecasts bear many evidences of
authoritative inspiration. Yet the As
sociated Press is in a position to say
they have not a fragment of basis.
Upon the authority of the British gov
ernment it can be declared that no com
munications have passed between the
powers regarding any action in China
excepting the relief and release of the
diplomats shut up in Pekin. When that
is accomplished, to use the words of a
foreign official, "it will be time enough
for the nations to deliberate on their
This official added:
"No plan for the eventual settlement
of the Chinese problems has so far been
presented toGreatBritain nor even sug
gested to her."
w hile Lord Salisbury is too cautious
mmit himself to prophesy regard-
ing the outcome of one of the most re
markable crises in the world's history
the Associated Press learns that he is
not inclined to believe this boxer out
break will Immediately bring up that
most vital of all points, that is. the
paramount necessity for European
suzerainty over the entire Chinese em
pire. To further quote the foreign offi
cial: "in discussing the utterances of
statesmen and the writing of corre
spondents one must remember they are
to be gauged by standards of compara
tive Ignorance rather than by compara
tive knowledge. No European really
knows anything about China. Some
know less than others but that is about
all it amounts to. We are not parley
ing w ith the other powers and the other
powers are not parleying with us for the
simple reason that we are all ignorant
of the conditions we are facing. Unan
imously we are trusting to the naval
otiicer-s on the spot. When they are in
a position to report to us the extent of
the uprising they may be able to tell us
whether we are facing a rebellion chief
ly confined to the north or whether we
are opposed to the whole Chinese people
and government. Then it will be feasi
ble, but not until then, for the powers
to get together in an attempt to agree
on some method of settling the Chinese
"Th first thing te to release our re
spective diplomats. That, it seems, has
not yet been accomplished, and while
that remains the eheif objective and
the naval commanders of all nations
maintain the present harmony Great
Britain is not anxiou3 nor do the other
powers seem anxious to bring up the
debatable questions of an eventual set
tlement, and you may be assured that
all the reports of an international agree
ment on a line of action subsequent to
the restoration to safety of the diplo
mats at present are premature and un
founded." The general trend of the best in
formed opinion in London seems to be
that the opposing interests of Japan
and Russia may in themselves precipi
tate, crisis even before the boxer out
break is stamped out. Neither of them
is neneved to De willing to go to th
extremity ot a resort to arms at the
present moment. Upon this later phase
of the situation, the all absorbing tonic
of the day, one can hear hundreds of
opinions from men about equally posted;
jfi scarcely any 01 intm agree.
A well known American diplomat
though trankly confessing he is be
wildered by the countless Dossihilities;
involved, tells the Associated Press he
believes it quite probable the crisis will
resolve Itself into a struggle between
itussia and Japan, and that perhaps
the true way of sizing it up is to look
at it in that light. without paying
much attention to developments of the
immediate future of the contest be
tween the boxers and the united forces.
That DstimPte of course is made on
tne supposition that the boxers consti
tute no representative part of China.
London is teeming with Americans,
who ttr.ri difficulty in getting accommo
dations at the hotels. On every steamer
night cab loads are turned away from
the leading metropolitan hostelries,
which are reaping a richer harvest than
tver from this class of customers. Yet
in a few day? they leave for Paris
and their rooms are taken by more '
Compared with the eagerness of the
hotel rnanai-Vrs and storekeepers in
awaiting the coming of Americans, the
Khedive's arrival in England was mere
ly a trilling incident.
The few editorials and cablegrams
printed here created only a mild sort
of interest in the Republican national
convention at Philadelphia, as the re
mit was regarded as a foregone con
clusion. Though most of the corre
spondents of the Englisn papers de
flare President McKinley's re-election
is certain, the people here are more
likely to take keener interest in the
Democratic national convention at
Kansas City, for by the proceedings
there it is generally thought the
strength of the anti-English or rather
pro-Boer element in America may.be
The arrival here of the American
contingent who are to compete in the
imateur athletics association cham
pionship games, July 7, has awakened
English sportsmen to the fact that they
are likely to lose many laurels. Prince
ton's team 'ooks fit and well but the
voune athletes are much afraid of get
ting out of training before the events
come off. Tbey have aone to Brighton
to practice, and will probably enter
everal events of the London Athletic
Club' meeting, June SO. Captain Cregan
Copefca State 3ournal.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23 d, 1000.
Weather predictions for the next 24 hours:
Forecast for Kansas Fair tonight and
Sunday; variable winds.
1 Powers Still Holding Out In China.
Today's London Cable Letter.
C. M. Sheldon to Speak at Edinburgh.
Richard Croker Returns from England.
Prisoner's Escape Prevented.
Americans Ambushed in Philippines.
2 Sporting News.
Kansas News.
Railroad News.
Dun's Review of the Week.
Kansas City Has Rooms in Plenty.
Review of the Week.
Church Announcements.
Social and Personal.
Topeka Horse Show Next Week.
North Topeka News.
Antis' Plan to Defeat Breidenthal.
Civil Conflict in Bulgaria.
Wants and Miscellaneous Ads.
Snap Shots at Home News.
Roosevelt Deprecates Nomination.
IKansan Present at Loubet Reception.
Parisian Tips by a Former Topekan.
Social and Personal News.
Hints For Americans in Paris.
Siam King to Visit America.
The Management of a Campaign.
Theatrical News.
Cab Drivers in Russia.
Book Reviews.
Stories of The Town.
Timely Hints For Women.
Aunt Trudy Writes of Hired Girls.
Improvements at Annapolis.
Nicaragua Canal Fortifications.
Boxers Oppose Civilization.
The Situation in India.
Story "Pete Sllvernail's Daughter."
Humor of the Day.
said to a representative of the Asso
ciated Press that they believed they
had a fair chance of carrying off a few
prizes. The Syracuse, Pennsylvania,
Georgetown, Michigan, Chicago and
New loTk athletic club competitors
aie now awaited.
The American bishops taking part in
the missionary celebration have won
golden opinions for their eloquence and
force. Commenting on Bishop Doar.e 3
and Bishop Dudley's speeches, the
Westminster Gazette, after referring
to their wonderful flow of language, de
lighted with the force and ease with
which they passed from humor to
pathos and back again, declares:
"One felt that our English speakers
simply were not in it, and the rest of
the speeches fell rather flat in cor.se
quenoe. They had something to say
and knew how to say it in the most
perfect form, and primate and premier
leaned back In their chairs and laughed
delightedly at this unexpected outburst
of American forensic power."
Reaches New York on the Luca
nia Thi9 Morning.
New York, June 23. The steamship
Lucania with Richard Croker on board
arrived in New York harbor at an early
hour this morning. Half a dozen of the
Democratic leaders of this city went
down the bay to meet him. After re
maining in this city for a few days, it
is expected that Mr. Croker will go west
for the purpose of attending the Kansas
City Democratic convention.
Mr. Croker says that he is ready to
take a very active part in the coming
national camDaign. Mr. Croker ac
knowledged having owned American Ice
stock, but said it was bought before
the company became a trust, and would
not say if he was now a stockholder.
As to the recuest made to Governor
Poorevelt to remove Mayor Van Wyck
for his ownership of ice stock, Mr.
Croker said:
"The governor has the power to do so
if the mayor is guilty, but all men must
be corsidered innocent until they are
convicted of wrongdoing."
"What would you consider" as guilt?"
he was asked.
"Well, in case the mayor used his
office to get possession of the shares of
stock, or to increase the price of ice;
that would be, if proven, cause for his
removal," was the reply.
Upon matters pertaining to the na
tional campaign, Mr. Croker said that
with Roosevelt as McKinley's running
mate we should have "San Juan hill
all over again." He said that he was
going to Kansas City, and that he had
to thank the New York newspapers for
making him a delegate. It looked, he
said, as if Bryan would be the Demo
cratic nominee for the presidency.
Mr. Croker was asked whether he
though Comptroller Coler would make
a good vice presidential candidate, or
a stronger candidate fof governor, but
he said that he could not answer that.
Mr. Croker said that in their trust
plank the Republicans were simply
straddling the matter.
"They cannot take that plank away
from the Democrats," he said.
Governor Roosevelt Refuses to
See Callers.
New 'Stork, June 23. Governor Roose
velt is keeping himself secluded in his
home at Cornac near Oyster Bay, L. I.
He refused to see callers today. He is
overwhelmed with telegrams congratu
lating him on his nomination to the vice
presidency. All persons who wish to see
him during the next few days will have
to make appointments ia advance.
Foreign Legations at Pekin
Keep Chinese at Bay.
German Ambassador is Not Dead
as Reported.
No Cessation in the Bombard
ment at Tien Tsin.
Losses of Foreign Forces Have
Reached 150.
Including Lieut. Wright of the
U. S. Navy.
Shanghai, June 23. Prince Tuan has
taken charge as general in chief, after
dismissing Yung La, a nephew of the
emperor1, the former commander in
chief. Prince Tuan gave notice that
he would march to Tien Tsin and
sweep out the handful of foreigners
At daylight on the morning of June 21
he attacked the settlements at Tien
Tsin with artillery and the best for
eign drilled troops. The Chinese army
had about forty-five Krupps. ' They
managed to burn the United States
consulate. The warehoused and the
Standard Oil company's premises are
believed to have escaped. Though the
situation is grave, the Chinese have
not occupied Tien Tsin.
The latest news from Pekin is to
the effect that there is no change in
the situation. This is taken to" mean
that the legations still hold out. The
Chinese have surrounded them, but do
not dare to make another attack. Ap
parently they hope to starve out those
who have taken refuge there.
Foreigners and commercial men at all
of the treaty ports are of the opinion
that the Chinese government has been
wrecked beyond repair, and the only
solution for the existing anarchy will
be the establishment or a new gov
ernment controlled by the civilized na
tions. Attempts to restore the empress
o nthe basis of her foreordianed prom
ise of good behavior would make the
position of the foreigners worse than
ever. A popular plan is the restora
tion of the emperor, if found alive.
With liberal advisers he could be held
subject to strict supervision by some
council representing the foreign powers.
The personal punishment of the highest
officials concerned in the anti-foreign
movements is considered essential. In
terest is focused on Russia and Amer
ica. Tt is the universal belief that Russia
instigated rioting, expecting to march
an army to Pekin and proclaim herself
protector of China under the guise of
restoring order, but achieved a fiasco
on account of the prompt action of th
other powers. America, who is con
sidered to hold the key to the situa
tion because of being beyond suspicion
of land grabbing motivra, is in the best
position to take the lead in making pro
posals for a permanent arrangement.
There is a practical Anglo-American
alliance in China. The commercial or
ganizations of both nationalities are
urging their respective governments to
hury more troops. The presence of
enough soldiers to enforce the demands
upon China besides being a check to
the ambitions of rival powers is deemed
vital. There is an insufficient number
of English troops available to -protect
the interests at stake in the treaty
ports. The English and Americans
confidently expect that several regi
ments will be sent from the Philip
pines without delay.
No confidence is placed in Li Hung
Chang, who is expected to follow what
ever policy is likely to result in per
sonal aggrandizement. Many mission
ariesfrom the Yang Tse Kiang val
ley are coming to Shanghai
for safety. Three Chinese gunboats
recently built by the Armstrongs have
arrived at Shanghai from Taku, flee
ing from the foreign fleets, leaving
Chinese behind in their haste. Two
Chinese cruisers at Kiang King fort,
fifty miles up the river, are kept under
steam. The forts are provided with
modern artillery, and are instructed
to watch for the approach of foreigners.
Six American Presbyterian missionaries
from Kiang King have arrived at
A wealthy Chinaman who fled from
Pekin on the 14th says that all the lega
tions, except the British, Austrian and
Belgian have been burned, the foreign
ers taking refugee with those three.
New York, June 23. The Journal and
Advertiser today prints a copyright dis
patch from Rev. Frederick Brown, pre
siding elder of the Tien Tsin district
of the Methodist Episcopal church. The
dispatch is dated at Che Foo June 22,
and is as follows:
"I have just got away from Tien Tsin
on a German gunboat. The city has
been bombarded for several days by the
Chinese. All the foreign part of Tien
Tsin has been destroyed.
"Lieut. Wright of our navy, and 150
others of the white residents, marines
and sailors, sent up to our assistance,
are killed or wounded.
"The American consulate building has
been destroyed.
"Ammunition is almost gone. The gar
rison is suffering terribly and needs in
stant help.'
Berlin, June 23. The Chinese minister 1
here, Lu Hai Houan, today Informed
the foreign office that the German min
ister at Pekin, Baron von Ketteler, who,
it was reported, had been killed by the
boxers was safa and well.
New York, June 23. In response to a
cabled inquiry, as to whether their mis
sionaries in Pekin and Shan Tung were
safe the Presbyterian board of foreign
missions, in this city, today received the
following reply from the Presbyterian
mission treasurer, Elterichs, at Che
"Che Foo, June 22. Pekin in peril.
Shan Tung ordered to port."
As interpreted by the secretary of the
Presbyterian board of foreign missions.
Charles Wr. Hand, the dispatch means
that all missionaries in the province of
Shan Tung have been ordered by the
United States consul to leave their mis
sion posts and proceed in haste to some
port where they can be under the pro
tection of a United States gunboat.
ILY. London, June 23. 11:25 a. m. Special
dispatches from Shanghai dated at 7:20
p. m. give additional details of the bom
bardment of Tien Tsin. It is reported
that Tien Tsin has been incessantly
bombarded for the last three days. The
entire British and French settlements
have been destroyed. Heavy casualties
are reported. The Chinese number at
least 15,000 inside- the city, while: their
emissaries crowd the foreign quarters,
setting fire, to the building. The Chinese
guns are being worked steadily from the
walls of the native city. The consulates
all being destroyed, the foreigners flock
to the town hall. The assistance of re
inforcements is implored. The Russians
are now entrenched in the depot. They
are resisting the advance which the en
emy is making in overwhelming num
bers. -No word has been received from
Admiral Seymour, and it is feared that
the relief column fared badly. There is
an exodus of foreigners from the Yang
Tse Kiang forts to Shanghai and Japan.
Many consider Shanghai unsafe, owing
to the absence of foreign troops.
Paris, June 23. T - French consul
general in Coma lelegraphs, under date
of Friday, June 22, as follows:
"The Chinese have bombarded the
Tien Tsin concessions and have destroy
ed the American consulate."
A dispatch received here from the
French consul, M. Francois, sent from
Yunnan-Sen under date of Sunday.June
17, expresses fear of an insurrection
against the mandarins In Yunnan-Sen
ow ing to apprehensions of a war. He
explains that this is the reason why he
is detained.
Another telegram dated June 20, an
nounces that the mandarins had re
established tranquillity in Mong Tse
and that the situation in Yunnan-Sen
was unchanged. It was added that two
Europeans from the latter place had
succeeded in reaching Mong Tse with
out having encountered great obstacles,
and that four Chinese convicted of par
ticipating in the burning of a church
and five European houses, June 16, had
been executed.
Washington, June 23. The navy de
partment this morning received an im
portant dispatch from Admiral Kempff
stating that an engagement is now in
progress between the United States
marines and other forces against the
Chinese army, outside of Tien Tsin. The
following bulletin has been issued by
the department:
"Acting Secretary Hackett has this
morning received a dispatch from Ad
miral Kempff, dated Che Foo, June 23,
to the effect that our marines under
Major Waller, together with 400 Rus
sians have had an engagement with the
Chinse army near Tien Tsin. They
could not break through the line. A
force numbering 2,000, the admiral re
ports, is now ready to make another
The main importance of this dispatch
is Admiral Kempff's disclosure that it
is the Chinese army and not the boxers
who are fighting the foreign troops.
Hong Kong, June 23. Li Hung Chang
who was interviewed in Canton said he
would leave for Pekin on June 27, in
obedience to an order from the em
press to suppress the boxers -and to
make Deace with the powers.
He endorsed the opinion that he was
the only man in China capable of coping
with the situation. He said he believed
the boxers to be a "rabble led away by
fanaticism and anti-Christian feeling."
But he also declared that the native
Christian leaders were much to blame,
inasmuch as they engendered litigation
in the native courts. He asserted that
he did not regard the boxers as a po
litical society, and that in his opinion
the empress had been misled and mis
informed. Prince Li said he had been officially
informed that the Taku forts fired
upon the allied fleet because the ad
mirals sent an ultimatum calling for
the removal of the soldiers. He does
not interpret that action as a declara
tion of war. and he has not received
any instructions to the effect that war
has been declared.
His remedy for the situation is to
decapitate the leaders of the boxers, to
send their isnorant followers home,
and to make peace with the powers.
London, June 23. The St. Peters
burg correspondent of the Daily Mail
telegraphing Thursday, says: "The
Russian minister of war. General Kou-
ropatkin yesterday ordered a mobuiza
tion of all the Siberian regiments of the
Washington. June 23. The state de
partment has received a number of im
portant communications concerning
China. One is from Li Hung Chang
asking permission to proceed to Pekin
to help restore order. The United
States, and it is believed other powers,
have given the desired permission.
Other communications give promise
of Chinese officials to maintain order
in their provinces.
London, June 23. Matters in China
appear to have reached nearly the
climax of seriousness judging from this
morning's news. The announcement
that Prince Tuan has assumed active
command of the Chinese troops and the
bombarding of Tien Tsin seem conclu
sive evidence that the dowager empress
has declared war on the combined
European powers and that the whole
military strensth of China is to be
employed in behalf of the boxers. I
is considered significant that the Chi
nese merchants of Shanghai are re
alizing on their effects in specie and re
tiring into the interior. Evidently they
anticipate a spread of the trouble.
Consequently it is urged the forts at
Woo Fung should be seized by the in
ternational forces in order to forestall
possible eventualities. Possibly as
preliminary to some excitement of this
kind, the consuls at Shanghai toda
addressed a note to the Chinese ad
rr.iral asking him to remove his fleet
from Shanghai. In compliance with
this request two Chinese warships are
to sail today and the rest tomorrow
The gravity ot the situation at Tien
Tsin can hardly be overestimated.. The
critical state of affairs seems plai
from the haste with which the small
force of 2.000 men was dispatched from
Taku to the relief of the Tien Tsin gar
rison force. It is doubtless conveyin.
ammunition, the absence of which adds
so sensibly to the straits of the gar
A late message from Tien, Tsin warns
the relieving force to beware of Chi
nese ambuscades outside the town.
the assurance of the Chinese minister
at Berlin relative to the safety of Baron
von Ketteler, the German minister at
Pekin, can be credited, it will tend ma
terially to brighten the situation at
the Chinese capital, as it leads to the
inference that the other legations are
similarly safe.
It appears from a telegram sent by
the German consul at Che Fu that
Commander Lans. f the litis. was
really wounded at the Taku fight, to
gether with four other Germans, while
seven were killed, including Lieutenant
(Continued on Sti
Desperate Attempt of County
Jail Trusty to Escape.
Steals Revolver and Frightens
Wife of Sheriff.
Fires at W. E. Stewart Who
Captures the Culprit.
Prisoner an Example of Youth
ful Total Depravity.
There was great excitement at the
county jail this morning when Stewart
St. John, a prisoner, attempted to es
cape. St. John is a boy about 16 years
ol age, and is in jail charged with the
burglary of the depot at Rossville.
He was a trusty and this morning was
employed scrubbing the kitchen in Ihe'
residence portion of the jail. Some one
always keens an eye on the trusties,
but this morning young Stewart was
left alone for a few minutes and dis
appeared. The alarm was at once
given and the officers started: on a hunt
for him. W. E. Stewart, who is em
ployed in the sheriff's office, was left
in charge of the jail while the jailer
went with the searchers. The officers
had only been gone a few minutes when
Mrs. Cook discovered St. John hiding
under the stairs in the basement. She
was badly frightened when she saw the
boy with a revolver leveled at her and
screamed. The screaming brought
Stewart down the stairs on the jump,
and St. John ran out of the house and,
just as Stewart got to the door, he
jumped over the high fence at the
north of the jail. Stewart at once ran
back through the jail to the alley on
the east and as he turned the corner
was greeted by a shot from St. John.
who had dropped behind a shed in th?
eeds. Stewart shot at him but
missed. He leveled his revolver at St.
John before he could fire again and
made him put up his hands. He was
then taken to the iail and the other
fficers were called in.
Stewart St. John, and that is a ficti
tious name, as he admits, is the tough
est boy of his age Topeka officers have
ever met. He claims that his home is
n Kentucky, and that his father is a
ravelins man with headquarters in
St. Louis. It is known that he has been
n the house of correction in St. Louis.
nd when the members of the national
harities and corrections convention
isited the jail here several of them
knew St. John and talked with him.
In talking of the affair after, he had
been returned to his cell, he said: "I
intended to hide and get away at night,
but when Mrs. Cook saw me I had
to make a run for I knew some one
would come. I ran out of the house
and just as I got over the fence a man
with a big gun came in the yard. I
was behind the fence and had a dead
bead on his head when Mrs. Cook
stepped between us. Of course she
didn't see me aiming at him as I had
my gun pointed through a knot hole.
Stewart can't shoot a little bit. and I
am glad it wasn't Carl Lawson" who got
a shot at me."
He said that he had learned from
another tnisti' that there were two
guns kept in the house, and since he
had heard of it he had been planning
to get them and escape. "I would have
made business pick Up for them if I
could have found a box of cartridges,
but I couldn't find any and had to take
the gun with just the loads that were
in it. If I could have got behind some
thing I would have got several of them
before they hurt me."
"Don't you know that it will go hard
with you now?" he was asked.
"Yes, but I don t care. I know lots
of fellows in the coal mine, and it
won't be for more than five years."
"Suppose you had killed Stewart;
don't you know that you would have
been nuns?
"Oh, I guess so; but I am tired of
staying here in jail, and I would just
as soon plug one of them fellows as
"What makes you so bad; did you
read dime novels and Jesse James
books?" inquired some one.
'No, I never read dime novels. I
am just naturally tough."
The boy did not show the least sign
of nervousness and talked calmly over
the shooting. He is not a bad looking
boy, and uses much better language
than the average tough boy.
TTe was put in jail on the charge, of
burglary, but was allowed to plead
guilty, and was given a jail sentence.
which would have expired on Octo
ber 25.
Criticising the Philadelphia Declara
tion of Principles.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 23. Col. Wil
liam Jenning Bryan while en route to
Chicago from his outing trip in Wiscon
sin stated today that all stories to the
effect that there have been any differ
ences between himself and Chairman
Jones of the Democratic national com
mittee were absolutely without founda
tion. Asked his opinion of the Phil
adelphia platform. Colonel Bryan said
"The Philadelphia platform is the best
evidence thus far given of the decep
tion attempted by the Republican party
Taken in connection with the speeches
made at the convention it shows tha
the Republican party's platform of 1896
was a deliberate fraud as far as the
promises of international bimetallism
were concerned; that the party's atti
tude on the trust question is insincere
that the party is not willing to state
its attitude on the Philippine question
and invite the judgment of the people,
Nothing was more manifest in the corw-
vention than the military spirit and
yet the convention did not dare endorse
the demand of the president in 1898 for
a standing army of 100,000 men.
Chicago, June 23. William J. Bryan
bronzed like an Indian from his twi
weeks' outing in the woods and among
the lakes of central Wisconsin, arrived
in Chicago today and will leave for his
home in Lincoln, Neb., tonight over the
Burlington road. Colonel Bryan san
that he would remain in Lincoln for an
indefinite period, and unless he changed
his present-plans, would not attend the
Kansas City convention.
Colonel Bryan today held conferences
with former Governor Altgeld. ex-Con
pressman Hinrichsen and other leaders
of the party in Illinois, during wnicn tne
political outlook was discussed in
central way.
About September 1 According
to Chairman Hanna.
Pittsburg, Pa.. June 23. Senator Han
na, chairman of the Republican nation
al committee, was in the city for a
short time today en route from Phila
delphia to Cleveland and talked at
length on the plans of campaign.
"I have been assailed on every hand
by the question as to what states we
will win. over from the Democrats," said
the Ohio senator, "and would like to tell
the newspapers and would like to have
them tell everybody in the country who
is interested in the campaign that the
grand old party this year will go after
its opponents wherever they are found.
No stronger ticket was ever placed in
the field. I would not like to predict
the majority that will go to McKinley
and Roosevelt and I have not heard of
Gen. Grosvenor having made any fore
casts as to the result of this campaign.
However, we will carry Kentucky, Goe
bel law or no Goebel law. California
will vindicate itself. Up in the north
west the Republicans will have no diffi
culty in holding sway. There is no
doubt as to the turn things will take
in the east."
Asked as to his opinion of the result
of the fight in Nebraska, the senator re
"We will try hard to keep Bryan's
state in the righteous column, too.
It w ill not be an extraordinarily early
campaign. Senator Hanna stated that
very little' would be done for several
weeks and seemed to imply that the Re
publicans would wait on the opening
maneuvers of the Democrats before any
steps would be taken. About August 1.
he said, the issues of the campaign will
be clearly defined and the national
managers will then be ready to co-oper
ate with the committees in the various
states. "September 1. will see the red
fire burning and all the drums will be
beating before a fortnight later," was
the senator's comment, when question
ed regarding the time of the opening of
the campaign.
Between the Republic of Ecua
dor and Colombia.
New York, June 23. Settlements in
Ecuador near the Colombian frontier
have been sacked by Colombian irregu
lar soldiers and great cruelties were in
flicted upon the inhabitants, says a
Guayaquil, Ecuador dispatch to the
Herald. It is expected another invasion
will occur and that the Colombian regu
lars will participate. The situation is
grave. A conflict between Colombia and,
Muaaor is imminent.
Topeka Congressman Will Ba Given
an Ovation.
Congressman Charles Curtis will be
given a reception Monday evenin
The parade, arranged for as a part of
the t lambeau club celebration, will
move from the Rock Island depot along
Kansas avenue to the Copeland hotel,
nd the oraer of march will be as fol
lows :
Topeka Wheelmen.
Topeka City Troop.
Marshall's Military Band.
Congressman Curtis and reception com
mittee in carriages.
Veterans of the Civil war.
Boys' Bugle Corps.
Soldiers of the Spanish-American war.
Democratic Flambeau club.
Jackson's band.
Independent Scandinavian club.
Republican Flambeau club.
Santa Fe Curtis club.
First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and
Sixth ward Curtis clubs..
Rev. Sir. James Sends a Letter Prom
Southampton to His Wife.
Kansas City, Kas., June 23 S. E.
Betts, superintendent or Bethany hos
pital, has returned from Oakley, Kas.,
where he went to confer with Mrs. T.
H. James, the wife of the missing Kan
sas minister who promised the hospital
$60,000 of a fortune which he was to
inherit in England.
Mrs. James received a letter from her
husband written aboard the steamer
upon which he took passage, but
mailed directly after the boat's arrival
it Southampton. The letter stated that
the writer had formed the acquaintance
of a very congenial clergyman on the
way over, and that they had become
fast friends and would be together much
n England.
Mrs. James has heard nothing from
her husband since this time, and she
fears that the strange minister was on
the boat for no good purpose, but that
he was a tool used to make way with
her husband who went to England to
claim a fortune of millions that many
others lay claim to.
Did Burton Say This ?
J. R. Burton, chairman national dele
gation Kansas declared itself out and
out in the beginning for Roosevelt be
cause the -delegates felt sure that if he
were put on the ticket it would mean
the addition of 5,000 votes for the Re
publican ticket. We will be able to get
one congressman, 1 think, but 1 am
afraid we shall not be able to get an
electoral vote, as the plurality for
Bryan in 18S0 is too high for us.
Crops Injured by Rain.
Atlanta, Ga., June 23 The rainfall
in this part of the south has been very
heavy the past two days, and in At
lanta nearly three inches of water has
fallen. Crops are reported badly in
jured. The fruit crop has been dam
aged fully one-third.
Reginald Tower Coming.
'Liverpool, June 23. Among the pas
sengers on the Cunard line steamer
Eturia which sailed from this port to
day for New York was Reginald Tower,
secretary of the British embassy at
Washington, who it is said is to suc
ceed Sir Claude McDonald as British
minister at Pekin, the latter having
been recalled owing to ill health.
Burned Themselves Out
Phoenix, Ariz., June 23. The forest
fires in the Pucha mountains in Choas
county have burned themselves
out. Many thousand acres are denuded
and $500,000 worth of fine lumber has
been destroyed. A prospector, O. L.
Noyes, originaly from Kansas City, is
believed to have lost his life.
Reconnoitering Force Sent Out
by Gen. MacArthur
Ambushed by Filipinos in Strong
American Troops Fail to Dis
lodge the Enemy.
And Are Compelled to Retreat
to the Coast.
Our Losses 7 Killed, 11 Wound
ed and Two Missing.
Washington, June 23. The war de
partment has received the following ca
blegram from Gen. MacArthur:
"Manila, June 23. Adjutant General,
"Detachment four officers, 100 men,
Fortieth volunteer infantry. Captain
Millar, commanding, left Tagayan June
13, on reconnoissance up the Tagayaa
river, ambushed by insurgents in strong
position. Fifty men sent to reinforce
from Tagayan. Could, not take position
and troops withdrew to coast port.
Our loss in killed:
Company H Robert H. Coles, John.
H. Haywood, Fred Holloway, John T.
Pelham, Frank Salisbury.
Company M Corporal Jesse Moody
Michael J. McQuirk.
Wounded Company I. Captain Wal
ter B. Elliott, slight: company H, Capt.
Thomas Miller in thigh, slight; Jeff Ef
fig, moderate; James W. Jeffries, slight;
Roxie Wheaton. moderate: George Hol
larif, slight; Murlie Phillips, severe;
John W. Smith, severe. Company M,
Edwin E. Williams, severe. Company
K, George W. Wells, severe; Lex M.
Kamters, moderate.
Missing Company H, Sergeant SV.
Full detail report not received.
Colorado Delegation Urges the
Rough Rider to Come.
Chicago, June 23. The Colorado dele-,
gation to the Republican national con
vention which arrived from Philadelphia
this morning sent the following tele
gram to Governor Rooseve.it:
Chicago, June 23.
Hon. Theodore Roosevelt, New York.
Colorado delegation and Colorado Re-'
publicans returning from the national
convention at Philadelphia cordially in
vite you to isit Colorado on your west
ern Oklahoma trip in July, or date to
suit your convenience. We promise you
the largest and most enthusiastic recep
tion on. behalf of the people of our
state ever held in the Rocky mountain
region. In the interest of Republican
success in the great west we urge upon
you the importance of your acceptance.
Kindly answer secretary at Denver.
GEORGE W. COOK, Secretary.
JOHN GRASS, Chairman.
The delegation will leave for the west
over the Burlington at 4 o'clock this
Topeka Pastor Will Address World's
W. C. T. TT. Tomorrow.
Edinburgh, June 23. At the mass
meeting to be held by the world's W. C.
T. V. Sunday afternoon, at which Lady
Somerset will preside. Rev.M. Sheldon, of
Topeka. author of "In His Steps" will
deliver the address. In the morning he
will preach at the Free Assembly hall,
where the convention will meet.
Among the social features will be a
reception tendered by the United King
dom Alliance to Mrs. Stevens. Miss Gor
don. Mrs. Barney, Mrs. Stevenson and
Miss Agnes Slack, of the United States,
a reception given to the ladies by the
lady mayoress of Manchester, a recep
tion to the Rev. Chas. M. Sheldon, and
a general reception to the delegates by .
the lord provost of Edinburgh.
A Gas Trust Forming Which Will
Beat the World
New York, June 23. The Press this
morning says:
Behind the agreement of the gas com
pany's touching $1.05 per thousand cubic
feet is a combination of interests, which
if successful will establish trnj most
powerful gas. corporation known to any
city of the workl. The Consolidated
company, the Central concern soon will
increase its capital about $20,000,000 or
$30,000,000, the exact figure not being:
announced. The forthcoming circular
to stockholders will suggest a means of
distributing a present surplus of one
million dollars. During the past year
the Consolidated company has absorbed
practically all the gas and electric light.
heat and power companies in Manhat
tan, Brooklyn and Bronx boroughs.
Fusionists Nominate Jewell County
Han For State Senator.
George H. Bailey of Jewell county has
been nominated for state senator by the
fusionists in the Thirty-third district.
This district is composed of Jewell
and Mitchell counties, the present sena
tor being Anson S. Cooke of Beloit who
went home from the last session of the
legislature firm in the determination to
be a candidate for governor. He has
not since been mentioned in that con
nection and a successor has been named
for his place in the senate.
Death of Judge Warren.
Albuquerque, N. M., June 23. Judge
Henry L. Warren, one of the best.
known lawyers of the southwest is dead.
Before coming to New Mexico he was
chief justice of Montana. He was born
in Quincy, 111., in 1837. and his remains
will be shipped to that city for inter
ment. Weather Indications.
Chicago, June 23. Forecast for Kan
sas: Fair tonight and Sunday; variaol
4 winds.

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