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MONDAY t' ZXG. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 25, 1900. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. SWALLOW IS STRONG, National Christian Party's Can didate For President Has a Bis Following Among the Delegates. MEETING IN CHICAGO. To Place in Nomination a Pro hibition National Ticket. Two Illinois Men Classed Among the Favorites. Chicago, June 25. Prohibitionists are beginning to arrive for the national convention to be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the Frst regiment ar mory, and the state convention to be held tomorrow at the same place. The armory is profusely decorated in red, white and blue. It is expected that all the delegates to the state convention will have arrived by tonight. As to morrow will be a busy day for the Illi nois champions of prohibition, the con vention .will meet at 9 o'clock in the DR. S. C. - .,'!..'...' ... .. . , ... . . 1 ." '.' .';. .'. .-t 1 - ' ,'i 1 I 5 - . J. 5f ' . - ' H x I ' - ' " ' - - ' J v. , ' l ." '...' . :. j ( 1 H " , - s ' v. ' t '-: r'- ! i ,s ...'.. A . , ... A . . ' 8 r' ' Candidate of the Christian Party For President morning. The program calls for the nomination of a ticket, the adoption of a platform and the selection of fifty eight delegates to the national conven tion. Colorado, Wyoming and Utah dele gates will reach, the city early tomorrow morning. Indiana, 300 strong, will have a spe cial over tire Big Four, arriving to morrow afternoon. They will stop at the auditorium. Minnesota, Dakota, Montana, ar.d Wisconsin will have a special train over the SL Paul road, reaching here tomorrow night. Their headquarters will be at the Welling ton. The Nebraska delegation will also be at that house. The New England delegation will come on a special over the Michigan Central. It will stop at the Iceland. The Sherman is designated as head quarters for Maryland. The Victoria will have West Virginia and Michigan, iir..i the Tremont Kansas. Most of the Illinois people will stop at the Palmer house. The foilowing delegations will stop at tne Lexington: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Ken tucky, -Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Wy oniimj, T'tah and New Jersey. The national meeting will be called to order at in o'clock Wednesday morning by Oliver W. Stewart, chairman, of the national committee. John G. Wioley and Hale Johnson, both of Illinois, are strong favorites for the presidential nomination. Hun dreds of large campaign buttons, hav ing upon th'-m a picture of the former, are being distributed. It is thotrght that in the early ballot ing for nominations the Illinois dele- Kates will be divided between Wooley and Johnson, with the understanding that the solid vote later will be thrown to the support of the candidate showing the more strength. The disposition nmong Illinois delegates Is to work for the nomination of some western man and they feel that either of the candi dates from this'state tills the require pients. Those w ho claim to be well acquaint ed with the situation say Mr. Wooley will get the support of the New Eng land states. Michigan, Ohio. Wisconsin, Kansas and Tennessee, while Mr. John eon will look for his strength from Min nesota. North and South Dakota. Mon tana, North Carolina, Virginia and Ar kansas. Rev. Dr. S. C. Swallow of Harris bur'g. Pa., will come before the conven tion with a strong following, and it is believed that he will lead on the first ballot with fairly good chances of suc cess. Delegates from his own state and from New Jersey, Maryland, Ken tucky, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa and Ne braska will support his candidacy. The selection of a vice presidential nominee will depend largely upon what section of the country the presidential choice comes from. Among the candidates are: Judge El liott, of California: Isaac Funk, of New York; T. K. Carskadon. of West Vir ginia, Henrv P.. Metcalf, of Rhode Isl and: Walter B. Hill, of Georgia: F. T. McWhirter and Rev. Fv L. Eaton, of Des Moines. Sentiment among the delegates to the Prohibition national convention who ar rived here today apparently favored the nomination for president of John (5. Wooley, of Chicago. The fight this year, it was stated, would be made on a Btraight Prohibition platform, even per haps to the exclusion of all other ra tional questions. Mr. Wooley is the chief advocate of this plan of campaign and would not care to be nominated on a broader platform, taking in the tariff, expansion, money and other planks. For this reason according to Chairman Stewart of the national committee and other Prohibition leaders, he is consid ered the most logical candidate for the presidency. Hale Johnson, of Newton, 111., and Dr. S. C. Swallow, of Pennsyl vania, have many friends however,- and a brisk contest is expected before a nomination is made. The nomination for the vice presiden cy probably will be governed to a great extent by the result of the balloting for the presidency. Should a western can didate for the presidency be selected, the vice presidential nomination, it is stated will probably bo to an eastern man. W. W. Smith of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., being the most prominently men tioned in that connection. If an eastern man i3 nominated, Dr. E. L. Eaton, of Des Moines, or Professor F. T. McWhir ter, of Indianapolis, who is also spoken of for permanent chairman of the con vention may be nominated for vice president. Neither the temporary nor permanent chairman of the convention has yet been decided on. The national committee will meet tomorrow night to hear the report of the national treasurer, Oliver Stew art concerning the work of the past six months and at the same time the tem porary chairman will be named. The i more important candidates are Major Elliott, of Stockton, CaL.and A. G. Wol enbarger, of Lincoln, Neb. The report of the treasurer, it is sta ted, will show a larger balance in the treasury than at any previous meeting of the national committee and the party will enter the campaign better equipped financially to make a fight for their principles than ever before. For perma nent chairman, Prof. McWhirter and Samuel Dick of Michigan, seem to be most favored, but this question will not SWALLOW, be decided on until after the convention has been called to order. National Chairman Stewart said to day that the platform this year would have little to say on any question other than that of the liquor traffic. "The platform," said Mr. Stewart, "is not go ing to make any declaration on the tar iff, on money or on expansion, except perhaps to point out that the prohibition question Is greater than all of these. There may, however, be a woman suf frage plank. An initiative and referen dum plank may also be proposed but it is doubtful if it will be inserted." REBELLION CRUSHED. Gen. Warren Wires That It Is All Over in His District. London, June 25.-3:22 p. m. General Warren wires that the rebellion has been extinguished in the north of Cape Colony, but he does not mention the capture or dispersal of the considerable Boer force which has been occupying that part of the country. Interest mostly centers in the Orange River colony where General Dewet is causing the British much annoyance. 3111. LOW INTERVIEWED. "Silent Man of Kansas" Talks to a Re porter at Washington. Mr. M. A. Low, who Is regarded as the "silent man of Kansas" in an inter view in Washington is credited with the following statement: "The nomination of Governor Roose velt for second place on the national ticket will gain 10,000 votes for us in Kansas," said M. A. Low, of Topeka, at the Normandie. "The Kansas regiment in the Philip pines was the crack regiment of all,' added Mr. Low, "and its members have come back home and settled down in various part of the state. These ex soldiers not only feel an interest, but thev have a pr ide in the rough riders. and their admiration for Governor Roosevelt is abundant. The influence of this will be felt all over the state. Gov ernor Roosevelt is going to Oklahoma Territnrv earlv in July, and we snail strive to have him make some speeches in Kansas on the way there. "If indications are to be trusted.Kan- sas certainly ought to be a Republican state this fall. The corn crop will total 100.000,000 bushels, the largest in our his tory; there is prosperity everywhere, and the party is united. The only place where the Republicans have been un able to settle their differences is in the Third congressional district, now repre sented by E. R. Riclgely. a Populist. The Democrats have a candidate there this year. We hope that the Republi can factions will get together in. that district before long. If they do, there is a chance of the Republicans making a clean sweep in Kansas. Breidenthal Gets Cloud. The Cloud county Populists in conven tion at Concordia have instructed for John Breidenthal for governor, the del egates so instructed having been select ed at a convention held in Concordia. The delegates to the judicial district convention were instructed for Hugh Alexander, a Concor"dia Democrat, for district judge- rush orrRoops. Powers Are Concertedly Hurry ing Forward Reinforcements For the International Army So Hard Pressed in China. A FORCE FROM INDIA Is Being Dispatched by the British Government. The Czar Orders an Increase of the Siberian Army. Admiral Remey Has Been Or dered to Taku. London, June 252:19 p. m. Although the powers at last seem conscious of the magnitude of the Chinese peril and are concertedly hurrying forces to Ta ku, the international troops available to overcome the immediate perils of the situation are apparently totally inad equate. The alarm not only for the safety of Vice Admiral Seymour and his party, who are not mentioned in any of the 'dispatches purporting to come from Pekin, but for his base at Tien Tsin, remains unrelieved. Almost the only ray of light is the report of Sheng, the director of railways and telegraph forwarded by the French consul general at Shanghai to the effect that the lega tions were safe June -19, and prepar ing to leave the capital with the eon sent of the Chinese government. But the motives of the Chinese officials in keeping the powers appeased by reas suring messages is too obvious to al low the unreserved acceptance of the statements. Tien Tsin is so hard pressed that it must be relieved before assistance can be sent to Seymour's forces. The ab sence of the exact dates of the last dispatch from Taku, and other mes sages, makes it difficult to connect the various stories, but some of the dis patches might be read as indicating that even the large force mentioned by Rear Admiral Kempff as about to start toward Tien Tsin has met' the same fate as the colonial American and Russian column which was re pulsed June 21. India is sending eight battalions of in fantry, a cavalry regiment, artillery and engineers as a fighting force, be sieds two battalions to guard commun ications. The Official Gazette of St, Peters burg today contains an order of the czar as follows: "As we consider it necessary to raise the troops in the Amur military dis trict to a war footing, we direct the war minister to take the requisite meas ures. At the same time, we direct that the necessary number of reservists be longing to the Siberian Amur military district shall be called out for active service." 160 FOREIGNERS KILLED. New York, June 25. A dispatch to the Journal and Advertiser from the Che Foo says: The" Chinese bombardment of Tien Tsin set fire to the mission buildings first, 1 he fire spread to the native city and destroyed everything. The attacking force, well supplied with modern artillery, has been pressing the small allied force hard. Already the dead number 160. Relief is being rushed from Taku, but the column w-iil have to fight its way through the big Chinese army. The British storeship Humber arrived at Che Foo bringing thirty ref- ees from Tong Shan, including Messrs. Kinder and Parsons and Mrs. Parsons. Pei Tai Ho fthe great watering place of northern China where 200 promi nent foreigners had their summer homes) has been adandoned. The governor of Shan Tung prov ince, in which Che Foo is situated, after conferring with his subordinate man darins at his capital, Tsinanfu, decided not to jom the rebels, and issued a proclamation decreeing that all Euro peans and Americans should be pro tected. Admiral Kempff held a conference at the American consulate with Consul Fowler and the captains of the Nash ville and the Yorktown, The local gov ernor of Che Foo was present and promised there should be no uprising here against the foreigners and .gave other assurances which seemed all right on the surface. The governor expressed confidence in the good will of the American govern ment toward China and said the feel ing was reciprocated. Captain Edward Bailey of the Brit Does Not Care to Wander. , ' ! ' t f - - , v, - - , V V- I.- ' . - t 'V Hon. Charles Terry Saxtcn, Presiding Judge of the' State Court of Claims, of New Y'ork. despite pressure from numerous friends in Washington, Man hattan and Albany, persists in his refusal to accept the proffered appoint ment as U. S. Judge of Porto Rico. In his telegram of declination to Hon. Elihu Root, Secretary of War, Judge Saxton explained that family reasons prevented his acceptance of the now honor. His honor has brilliant war and political records. ish armored cruiser at Taku signalled the American captains yesterday: "Thank God the Russians were here; otherwise we would all have been mur dered." LEGATIONS AT PEKIN SAFE. Paris, June 25 11:25 a. m. The French consular general at Shanghai, telegraphing yesterday reported that the Chinese minister of railroads and tele graphs, has informed him that all for eign ministers and foreigners at Pekin were safe, Tuesday, June 19, and were preparing to leave with the authority of the Chinese government. FRENCH REINFORCEMENTS. Paris, June 25. An official dispatch received here from Saigon, the capital of French Conchin China, says the French armored cruiser Vauban and the transport Caravarne have sailed north with 500 marines and a battery of artillery. REMEY ORDERED TO TAKU. Washington, June 25. The navy de partment gives out this bulletin: This cablegram from Admiral Kempff, dated Chee-Foo, June 24, says: "In ambuscade near Tien Tsin, on the 21st, four of Waller's command killed and seven wounded. Names will be fur nished as soon as received. Force of 2, 000 going to relieve Tien Tsin today. "KEMPFF." The secretary of the navy has ordered Admiral Remey, with the Brooklyn, to Taku to assist with the army troops which the Brooklyn can carry. FIGHTING FOB LIFE. London, June 25. 3 P. M. The admir alty has received the following dispatch from Rear Admiral Bruce, dated Taku, via Che Fu, June 24: "The total force which left Tien Tsin with the commander in chief for Pekin was about 2,000, composed of detach ments from the allied ships. No action could possibly be taken to relieve the commander in chief because it was only Known that he was cutoff by Tien Tsin being invested. 'Tien Tsin has been fighting for its life ever since. It was on receipt of the information that the Chinese army had ordered trains for attacking Tien Tsin that they were ravishiBg Tong Ku and reinforcing Taku, as well as mining the mouth of the Pei Ho that it was promptly determined to seize Taku. Since than every effort has been made to relieve Tien Tsin. I have comman- dered a small coasting steamer for tak ing troops and sick and wounded across tne bay to Wei Hai Wei, where I in tend making a temporary base hospital ana asyium ror reiugees. COMPLETELY IN THE DARK. Washington, June 25. Up to 11 o'clock this forenoon no word iiad been received at either the war or navy departments as to the condition of affairs in China. Nor has Admiral Remey been heard from and it is not known whether he has sailed on the Brooklyn for Taku or is still at Cavite. The anxiously await ed list of casualties from Admiral Kempff has not appeared nor has a word come as to the result of the second engagement at Tien Tsin. The state department also is without anything to shed light on the situation except a dispatch from United States Consul Goodnow at Shanghai, saying that nothing reliable has been received there as to the conditions of affairs at Pekin and elsewhere. This rather de tracts from the reassuring official dis patches published this morning. CARGO OF COAL FOR NAVY. Philadelphia, June 25. Under orders from the navy department a large force of men today began the work of pre paring for active service the water carrying ship Arethuse which has been in reserve at League Island since the close of the Spanish-American war. The Arethuse is to be sent to Chinese waters and officials at the League navy yard expect to have her ready within ten days. Every available part of the ship will be filled with coal as ballast and she ts expected to carry about 3,500 tons to the American warships at China. Lieutenant Gill, formerly in charge of the hydrographic office in this city, who has been on sick leave, has been ordered to proceed immediately to the Asiatic station, there to report to Rear Admiral Remey. SHORT AND DEPRESSING. New York, June 25. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: The British admiralty.being enmeshed with red tape, does not give out dis patches as promptly as the navy de partment at Washington, but it has confirmed the previous accounts of the repulse of the relief column which attempted to enter Tien Tsin on Fri day. The bulletin is short and depress ing. The foreign settlement at Tien Tsin was almost entirely destroyed and the Europeans were fighting hard. There is nothing about a relief column of Russians and Americans being cut to pieces, but the repulse is described as attended with some loss. Only one run ner had entered Taku from Tien Tsin in five days, and not a word had been received from the relief columns which started for Pekin two weeks ago, nor from the legations themselves. The foreign relief force may be described as a chain consisting mainly of missing links. There is a mixed force of between 2,000 and 3.000 men at Taku, including a portion of Chinese regiment (Continued on Sixth Page.) 35 KILLED. Passenger Train Wrecked the Southern Railway. on Every Person Dead Except Those in the Pullman. BOTH FLOOD AND FIRE Share in the Awful Loss of Life. Train Was Knocked Into Kind ling Wood and Burned. Atlanta, Ga., June 25. A passenger train on the Macon branch. of the South ern railway ran into a washout one and a half miles north of McDonough, Sat urday night, and was completely wreck ed. The wreck caught fire and the en tire train, with the exception of the sleeper, was destroyed. Every person on the train except the occupants of the Pullman car perished. Not a member of the train crew escaped. Thirty-five people in all were killed. Following is a list of the dead: WM. A, BARCLAY, conductor, At lanta. J. E. WOOD, conductor, Atlanta. J. H, HUNNICUTT, conductor, At lanta. J. T. SULLIVAN, engineer. W. W. BENNETT, baggage master. Atlanta. T. E. MADDOX. cotton buyer. At lanta. W. J. PATE, Atlanta. - TWELVE YEAR OLD SON of W. J. Pate, Atlanta. H. R. CRESSINAN, Pullman conduc tor. GEO. W. FLOURNEY, Atlanta. H. C. HIGHTOWER, Stockbridge.Ga. W. W. PARK, Macon, Ga. " ELDER HENSON, traveling man.sup posed to have been from Florida, J. R. FLORIDA, Nashville. Wr. O. ELLIS, brigeman, Stockbridge. D. Y. GRIFFITH, supervisor. J. H. RHODES, flagman. JOHN BRANTLEY, white, fireman, WILL GREEN, extra'fireman. W. D. MORISETT, pump repairer. W. R. LAWRENCE, foreman extra gang. ED BYRD. colored, fireman, Atlanta. ROBERT SPENCER, train porter. Four bodies unidentified. Eight negro section hands. The following passengers were res cued without serious injury: Jesse L. Rahe, Baltimore. Walter Pope, Atlanta Miss Mary B. Merritt, Boston, Mass. Miss Clara Alden, Boston, Mass. J. C. Flynn, Atlanta. E. Schryner, Chattanooga, Tenn. E. T. Mack, Chattanooga, Tenn. J. J. Quinlan, flagman. T. C. Carter, Pullman porter. Andy Tomlinson. -rne train left Macon at 7:10 and was aue in Atlanta at 9:45 Saturday night lvicuonougn was reached on time. At tnis point connection was made for Col umbus, Ga., and here every night the oiumDus train is coupled on and haul ed through to Atlanta. Saturday night, however, for the first time in many inonins tne uoiumDus train was report ed two hours late, on account of i washout on that branch, and the Ma eon train started on to Atlanta without its uoiumous connection. Tremendous rains, of dailv occurrence for the past two weeks, have swollen all streams in this part of the south, and several washouts have been reported on the different roads. Camp's creek, which runs into the Oc mulgee. was over its banks, and its wa ters had spread to all the lowlands through which it runs. About a mile and a half north of McDonough the creek comes somewhere near the South- tracKs and running alongside it for some distance, finally passes away unuei une ioau oy a neavy stone culvert A cloudburst broke over that section of the country about 6 o'clock Saturday night and presumably shortly after dark w-ashed out a section of the track nearly 100 feet in length. Into this the swiftly moving train plunged.The storm was still raging and all the car windows were closed. The passengers, secure as they thought, and sheltered comforta bly from the inclement weather, went to death without an instant's warning. The train consisting of a baggage car second class coach, first class coach and a Pullman sleeper, was knocked into kindling wood by the fall. The wreck caught fire a few minutes after the fall, and all the coaches were burned except the Pullman car. Every person on the train except the occupants of the Pullman car perished in the disaster. There was no escape as the heavy Pullman car weighed down the others and the few alive in the sleeper were unable to render assistance to their fellow-passengers. For a brief time there was silence Then the occupants of the Pullman car recovered from the bewilderment and after hard work managed to get out of their car and found themselves on the track in the pouring rain. The extent of the catastrophe was quickly appar ent. Flames were already seen coming from that part of the wreckage not cov ered by the water. As the wreck began to go to pieces under the destructive work of both flames and flood, human bodies floated down stream by the swift current. The storm did not abate in fury. Flashes of lightning added to the steady glow of the burning train and lit up the scene with fearful distinct ness. Flagman Quinlan, who was one of the first to get out, at once started for the nearest telegraph station. Making his way as rapidly as possible in the face of the blinding storm he stumbled into the office at McDonough and after telling the night operator of the wreck fell fainting to the floor. Word was quickly sent to both Atlanta and Macon, but no assistance was to be had except in the former city, as the interrupted track prevented the arrival of any train from Macon. Nearly the entire male population of McDonough went to the scene to ren der assistance, but little could be done by the rescuers, as the fire kept them at a distance. At daylight the bodies that had floated from the gorge were gathered up. One body was found a mile from the wreck and many were seen along its banks. A wreck train was started out from Atlanta at midnight, but owing to the burning wreckage nothing could be done until morning. A special train at 6 o'clock in the morning took doctors, ministers, railroad officials and helpers to the scene, but nothing could be done save to gather up the bodies. As the dead were found they were removed to McDonough. There are two undertakers there. Both establishments were soon full of the mangled remains of the passengers. Some of the bodies-were terribly burned, while others were crushed beyond recognition. The only means" of identi fication in the majority of the cases were letters and papers in the pockets of the victims. Only three women were on the train. Two escaped. . It is presumed that the other perished, but the body has not been found. Besides the regular crew of the train, several conductors and other employes were en route to Atlanta. All were killed. Conductor W. A. Barclay was in charge of the train. A section boss with a gang of eight negroes occupied seats in the second .class coach. They were on their way to repair a washout on the Geor-gia Midland & Gulf road. Not one escaped when the car went down. DEATH LIST GROWS. Atlanta, Ga., June 25. Additional re ports received here today from the scene of the wreck on the Macon branch of the Southern railway at MacDonough show that the list of dead will probably number 41. The number of the gang of section hands which was on the wreck ed train is not known. As the work of removing ' the wreckage proceeded, bodies of negro laborers were found un der the debris and several have been recovered along the banks of the creek. They have not been identified. The en tire gang was killed. Six bodies were brought here today to await instructions from relatives as to their disposition. The work of repairing the road bed is proceeding and traffic will be resumed probably today. DIGGING OUT THE DEAD. Atlanta, Ga., June 25. Three bodies were found this morning in the wreck age. They are: D. Y. GRIFFIN, supervisor. W. L. MORRISSETTE, superintend ent of pumps. J. H. HUN1CUTT, freight conductor. Two other bodies charred to pieces. The passengers who were saved in the Pullman car were not seriously hurt. There have been thirty bodies taken from the wreck and searAers are find ing more as the wreckage is removed. One body can be seen under a heavy stone that can not be removed until the rock is taken up. . P.ain continues falling, but the rail way officials are rushing the work of clearing the wreck and building a tr'es tle. Eighteen of the bodies thus far recovered were employes of the road. Hundreds of people are visiting the wreck, among them scores trying to identify their relatives and friends among the dead. MISS MERRITTS EXPERIENCE. Macon, Ga., June 25. Miss Mamie Merritt.a teacher in the Emerson school of oratory of Boston, arrived here to day. She gave her experience in the wreck as follows: "It began to rain about the time we left Macon, and rained incessantly all the way up to McDonough. "The conductor came through where we were sitting in the rear of the sleep er, to let down a window, as the rain had began to come in. As he put it down I reached over to gather up my mackintosh which I had spread across my lap and while I was bending for ward the crash came. "Quickly looking up I saw the cbnduc tor being thrown toward the front of the car. I was on the left of the car, my friend was on the opposite side and the conductor was falling headlong over the seats on the right. That was the last I saw. Then I remembered the car plunging downward into the water. The car was turned over on the side on which I was sitting and the next I knew Miss Alden was lying across me. "The water had risen up to our waists and I noticed that Miss Alden's head was lower than mine and fearing the water would cover her I took her in my arms and lifted her up. We both were wedged in and could not move our bodies below our waists. For some time we lay helpless, and called for help, but none came. "Miss Alden had a steam pipe across her body and she was across me and I was further wedged down with a berth partition. I began to pull the debris off with my hands and when I had removed all that was loose, I took a wooden beam and pried the steam pipe from off my friend. Finally I got it loose and relieved her of its pressure. I was still wedged down by the partition. I got hold of another longer piece of wood and began to pry the partition and at last pulled myself from under it. Then I erawled out in the open space in the car where I could look out through the bro ken aperture. "I could see the embankment and the rails and the men who had gotten out of the smoking apartment standing and walking about up the embankment. I called to them but they paid no atten tion, but a negro porter heard me and came to our assistance. "By his aid I managed to pull myself out on top of the sleeper and crawl to the end next to the embankment. I then called again and. again to the men to help us up, but they only cried back to us: 'All right.' "In th meantime Mis3 Alden had gotten on to the roof of the car and af ter she had fainted and a long wait, a gentleman from Atlanta came down the embankment and tied a rope about my waist and I was drawn up the steep em bankment." WHEAT BREAKS. Close Today Was Two Cents Under Saturday's. Chicago, June 25. Under heavy liqul dation by holders and a let up in the demand for a time the price of wheat for delivery in July today broke 4 cents. July during the first two min utes of the session changed hands at prices ranging from S6c to 88V&C com pared with Saturday's close at 88c. For a time trade was quieter with sales mostly between 87 and SSe. Shortly be fore noon the ceaseless hammering be gan to show decided results. The de mand for the moment seemed almost nothing and July rapidly declined to 83. Part of the loss was regained, the close being 2 cents under Saturday's close at 86c. Flaxseed was an attraction with wheat. While of course the trade was not nearljf as large, the range of prices was far more wild. October flax which closed Saturday at $1.40, advanced to $1.75 on reports of heavy damages to the crop from the hot weather in the north west. Offerings became numerous and the market fell faster than it had pre viously advanced. October closed at $1.50. Steel Plant Resumes. Columbus, O., June 25. The big steel plant here which was shut down a week ago has resumed operations with a full force. MitENZJFS PLAN Proposes Uniform System of Grades For Kansas Wheat. Would Do Away W ith Inspection at Shipping Port. ADDITIONAL EXPENSE. Useless Formality Adds to the Cost of Grain. This Tear's Wheat Crop is of Excellent Quality. The- approach of what promises to ba the greatest wheat crop harvested in the history of the state has caused Stata Grain Inspector McKenzie to work for the establishment of a new grade for wheat. Mr. McKenzie is now working with the importers at Galveston and New Orleans in an effort to have them con sent to accept the grades made here. The seaboard dealers have heretofore declined to accept the grading of wheat established by the Kansas inspection department and all of the wheat shipped from Kansas for foreign markets has! been subjected to a regrading at tha port of shipment. This second inspection has made an additional expense and there has been a suspicion in the minds of some of tha shippers that the quality of the wheat was not questioned but that the inspec tion rule has been a ruse to make wages for inspectors who otherwise would ba deprived of their means of subsistence. If Mr. Mckenzie s scheme wonts tne wheat consigned to southern ports for export will probably go via Kansas City where the inspection will be nrst ana final. Incidentally this plan would bene fit Kansas City as a shipping point. Several of the importers from the south have been in conference with Mr. McKenzie in Kansas City but no agree ment has been reached and McKenzie is planning a trip to New Orleans for a conference with the southern import ers. . The Kansas grain department is now at Kansas City, inspecting an average of half dozen cars of new grain daily, the wheat, as Mr. McKenzie says: "Is Che finest that ever went upon the local markets." HILL LEADS. Seems to Be a Favorite For Sec--. ond Place on Bryan Ticket. 'New-York, June 25. The following table shows the opinions of thirty-five Democratic national and state commit teemen, who have replied to the World's question,' "Who would make the strong est running mate for Bryan in . tha doubtful states?": David B. Hill, 9; New Yorker To ba chosen, 5; Rear Admiral W. S. Schley, 5; B. F. Shively, 3; Charles A. Towne, 3; Carter H. Harrison, 2; General Fitz l)ugh Lee, 1; Admiral George Dewey. 1; George Fred Williams, 1; no choice yet, 5. AID FOR BRYAN. Carnegie Will Raise Immense Demo cratic Campaign Fund. Columbus, O., June 25. H. L, Chap man, one of Ohio's big four to the Kan sas City convention, is of the opinion that imperialism will be one of the chief issues in the coming campaign, in discussing the probable issues with Andrew Carnegie recently Mr. Chapman says Carnegie told him that he had helped to raise a big fund to elect Mc Kinley in 1S96, but he would raise one twice as large to elect Bryan in 1900. Carnegie's views on the money question do not coincide with Mr. Bryan's, but Carnegie holds this question to be sec ondary to the issue of imperialism and, believes that with the present tendency toward a monarchical form of govern ment all issues should be subservient to militarism and imperialism. WOKE UP THE SULTAN. Lloyd Griscom Has Presented a Peremptory Note. Constantinople, June 25. Lloyd C Griscom, United States charge d'affaires, has presented a fresh note to the Otto man government insisting upon an imme diate reply to the demand of the United. States for settlement of the Indemnity ir connection with the losses of Americans at the time of the Armenian massacres. Although vigorously phrased, the note ia not an ultimatum. It is said, however, to have been a disagreeable surprise to tha porte, testifying as it does to the inten tion of the United States government to pursue this matter of indemnity to tha end. WILL PULL THE STRING. Helen Gould to Officiate at Unveiling of Dewey Cannon. Three Oaks, Mich., June 25. The pro gramme for the ceremonies connected with the unveiling of the Dewey cannon June 28 is substantially complete. The address of welcome on behalf of the stata of Michigan will be delivered by Gen. R. A. Alger, and the oration of the dav bv William E. Barton. D. D., of Chicago, on the theme "The Victories of Peace and of War." The unveiling of the Dewey cannon will be performed by Miss Helen Miller Gould. New York to Get Labor College New York, June 25. It is likely that the labor college in America to be en dowed by British workingmen will be established In New York, not in St. Louis, as originally planned. A meet ing of the presidents and secretaries of all the trades unions in the city will be held July 8, when the British dele gates, W. C. Bourman and James Sex ton will outline their plans. "Weather Indications. Chicago, June 25; Forcast for Kan sas: Generally fair tonight and Tues day; variable wind.