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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 25. 1900. TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL. BY FRANK P. MAC LENNAN. VOLUME XXVII ....No. 151 Official Paper of the City of Topeka, TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier, 10 cents a week to any part of Topeka. or ftuburlis. or at the same price In any Kan sas town where the paper has a carrier Fvstom. Isy mall, one year ,....$3.W p.y mail, three months SO Weekly edition, one year .". .50 PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal Building-. 800 and 802 Kansas avenue, corner of Eighth. NEW YORK OFFICE. Temple Court Bldg. A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICE. Stock Kxchanfe Bldg. A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. LONDON OFFICE. 12 Red Lion Court. Fleet Street. TELEPHONES. Business Office Bell 'Phone 107 Reporters' Room Bell' Phone 577 The Democratic vice presidential nom ination is still at large seeking whom it may devour. Senator Ilanna seems to have been unaware that the Quay senatorial busi ness was loaded. Condemnation of the frauds in Cuba has been left for the national conven tions which are yet to come. It now looks as though the next sen ate might contain both Clark and Ad dicks. Even Quay is not Impossible. It Is unfortunate for Roosevelt that his nomination had to be tinged, with the revenge of the New York and Penn sylvania bosses. ( Hanna was too powerful for Piatt and Quay in 18D6 but they got even with him this year. Quay was able to wipe out two old scores at once. In condemning the past acts of the Democrats the Republican platform failed to mention the destruction o fish and ducks by Grover Cleveland. If the enthusiasm displayed over Gov. Taylor of Kentucky at Philadelphia had taken a vice presidential turn there is no knowing what might have happened. A recent issue of a Pittsburg, Pa., paper records the arraignment in police court of five women in one day charged with being drunk. Pittsburg is a good field for missionary work. Montgomery Advertiser: We have a little problem in arithmetic: If Schley, who was In the fight off Santtago, gets $3,000, and Sampson, who was fifteen miles off, gets JS,000, how much should an officer get who was fifty miles away? The millions of dollars which will come into Kansas thi3 year in return for her big wheat crop, in the language of the sporting fraternity will be mostly "velvet." Ten years ago the people of Kansas were head and ears in debt. As a result of a series of good crops this indebtedness has been nearly all paid off. The money that comes to Kansas now stays here instead of going to east ern money lenders. Some idea of the way in which the nomination of Roosevelt is regarded in New York may be gathered from the following from the Utica Press: The Rochester Herald (Democrat) nays: "Kvery person who desires a change of administration at Albany ought to rejoice that the machinations of Senator Piatt have been crowned with success." Very well put. The Herald speaks not only for its party, but for the Republican machine leaders, and corporations which do not like the tax measures the governor has pro moted. The success of Senator Piatt in his efforts to get Roosevelt out of state politics rouses in Republicans and In dependents an indignation that will very likely turn tne state government over to the Democracy, especially if Mr. Coler is Its candidate. THE TROUBLE IN CHINA. Telegraphs and railways appear to be among the causes of the anti-foreign riots now in progress in China. The de ve.opment of this feature of modern en terprise in China is described in con siderable detail in a recent publication of the treasury bureau of statistics, en titled "Commercial China in 1899." It shows that the telegraph system 'of China included in 1S99 about 3,000 miles 'f line in operation, and that the rail road system included 350 miles of road in active operation and over 3,000 mile3 projected. The telegraph system con nected all of the capitals of the provln ces with the national capital, Pekln, and In turn connected with the Russian , trans-Siberian telegraph line and the : ocean cables; but it appears from the recent reports that those lines have in , many cases been destroyed by the antl- i foreign mobs and armies. The railways thus far constructed be long to the Chinese government and were constructed under Its control and direction and at its expense. They con nect Pekin, the capital, with Tlen Tsin which lies at the head of the Gulf of Pechill and is the seaport of Pekin, while other lines run northwardly from Tlen Tsin to Shanliaikwan and still others extend southwardly from Pekin as far as Pao Ting, the capital of the Province of Chili in which Pekin is located. From that point southward a railway was be ing constructed in 1S99 by Belgian capi tal, though it was suspected that Rus sian influence and perhaps Russian cap ital, was associated in this work. This line was expected to extend to Hankow w hich may be described as the Chicago of China, being its best and largest and most prosperous inland commercial city, located 500 miles up the Yangtse-Kiang from Shanghai, which lies at the mouth of that river. Hankow Is a city of near ly l.OoO.OtiO Inhabitants and it was ex pected that the Belgian line would con nect Pekin, which lies well at the north. with Hankow located near the center and that an American line would extend still further south from Hankow to Canton and Hong Kong. The American line was surveyed by a corps of engineers under Mr. W. B. I'arsons or New York in 1898 and 1399, under a concession granted by the Chi nese government to Calvin Brice, Hugh J. Grant, Thurlow Weed Barnes and others, and this line, like all others for which concessions have been granted, was after a term of years to become the property of the Qhinese government. It was expected that this American ' line running from Hong Kong and Canton northward to Hankow and connecting at that point with the Belgian line which would extend to Pekin, would form an extraordinary important artery of internal commerce from China's most important southern city. Canton, and its most important central city, Hankow, and thence to its capital at the north, Pekin, from which point it would con nect with the Russian railway system which enters China In Manchuria at the extreme north. Numerous other railways have been surveyed and some of them were under construction. The German government has been encouraging, the construction of railways in the province of Shantung in which its port of Kiao-Chau Is loca ted, while concessions to British compa nies authorize the construction of lines along a large share of the eastern coast and extending up the valley of the West river to the borders of Burmah where it was expected they would final ly connect with the railway system of India. The railways projected in China and for which concessions had been granted contemplated a length of more than 3, 000 miles and it was confidently expect ed that their construction would bring the trans-Siberian system of Asiatic Russia into touch with the trans-Indiar system of British India, which in turn would finally connect with the railway systems of southern Europe and thu3 give to the world an inter-continental belt line stretching northwardly from northern Europe through Russia and Siberia, thence southwardly through Chlna,thence westwardly again through Burmah, India, Persia and Turkey in Europe to a connection with the rail way systems of southern Europe. VVhat the effect of the hostilities In China with reference to works of this character will be, cannot now be fore told. Russia controls a long stretch of territory along her north, and England the territory of British India and Bur mah at the southwest. Railway lines existing or projected extend from the territory of both of those countries into the very heart of China and intermin gled with, and an important link among these is the great American enterprise already alluded to, upon which a com pany had, according to the statements of accepted authorities in railway mat ters, arranged for the expenditure of $20,000,000 of American funds. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. Life is what your kin make it. If a man is willing to work Hio rum. pie say he is a crank. An Atchison man is a crank on pul verized sugar; he just naturally hates the sight of It. When a boy finds out hat the rules are, he begins at once to devise means for breaking them. The latest serio-comic sons is enti tled: "It's terrible to pull out a hair, and find it's gray." A big city has "advantages," but poor people can't take advantage of them. And most people are poor. Some girls at thirty know nothing of life except what they learned at school from the mottoes on the copy-books. An Atchison man admitted today that he was In love with nine different girls. Later, he thought of two more. If a man is sensible enough to refuse to taKe sides in a dispute, he is too sensible to make a satisfactory friend. Nearly every woman believes that her Husband makes a great deal of money, and loses it playing poker with wick ed men. When a woman hearts that two people have quarreled, after being in love, she says: "Maybe they just thought they were in love. The most terrible thing in the -world is the manner in which two people hate each other, after they have been in love and Quarreled. And how much they "know" about each other is discredit able! POINTED PARAGRAPH? From the Chicago News. The cra'ck of a whip is a narrow aper ture. Speak but little and let that little be the truth. Dogs are not dentists, but they some times insert teeth. A domestic broil is not a very satis factory thing for dinner. Quick may be pronounced quicker by aaaing two letters to it. The prettiest bathing suits are always iouna aoove tne sea level. Many a train "of thought should par ticipate in a neaa-end. collision. Asa rule patients do more for doctors than doctors do for patients. If you don't like a book you can shut it up. women do not resemble books An architect says the largest room in tne world is the room for improvement. i ne Japanese as a people have a heathenish way of minding their own Dusiness. The silver lining of some mines, like that of the clouds, is beyond the reach of men. The individual who walks fastest when going to dinner usually walks slowest when going back to work. "Babies taken and finished in ten min utes." reads the advertisement of an en terprising St. Louis photographer. Pret ty rough on the babies, though. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. The bald headed man shines in soci ety. A bird on the hat is worth two in the hand. Silence may be golden, but golden hair is usually loud. It's funny that our oldest photos make us look youngest. Stranger "You say old Zeke only had a knife when he was tackled by the griz zly. Did he live to tell the story?" Na tive (disgustedly) "That 'pears ter be the only thing he did live fur, doggone it." It's hard for the man who discovers triplets at home to believe his census. "Papa is beginning to ask if your intentions are serious," she naively re marked. "H'm," spoke up the suitor. "He surely can't think I'm taking chances of being kicked out twice a week just for a joke, can he?" , "On my right," said the man with the story, "lay a giddy precipice, where the mountain looked down " "A mountain look?" gently interrupted the word splitter, with the air of having propounded a poser. "Yes," unblushing ly retorted the man with the story; "didn't you ever see a mountain peak?" CHARITIES COMMITTEE. President Blackmar Appoints Assist ants For Work in Kansas. Prof. F. W. Blackmar of Lawrence, president of the Kansas Association of Charities and Correction, recently or ganized in Topeka, has announced the appointment of the following commit tees: Executive State Superintendent Frank Nelson, chairman; Mrs. W. A. Johnston and J. W. Gleed, Topeka, Finance Judge T. F. Garver, W. S. Hancock and Mrs. Annie L. Diggs, To peka. Protection and relief Governor W. E. Stanley, J. B. Tomlinson, warden of the state penitentiary, and Rev. D. M. Fisk, pastor of the Congregational church .in Topeka. Publications and meetings H. B. Peairrs, Lawrence; L. A. Stebbins, To peka; Lapier Williams, Kansas City. Dependent children W. W. Morrow, Topeka; E. S. Hillis, superintendent of the soldiers' orphans' home, Atchison; Mrs. James Humphrey, Junction City. Legislation and management Edwin Snyder, Oskaloosa, secretary of the state board of charities: John W. Breid- enthal, John D. Milliken, McPherson. Epileptics and insane Dr. J. D. VanNnya, Osawatomie; Mrs. Phoebe Baer, Media and C. S. Newlon, Winfield, uperintendent of the imbecile asylum. Poor houses and poor farms Lee Johnson, labor commissioner, chairman; V. K. Stanley, Emporia; Prof. F. W. Ellis, Topeka. Jails and lock ups Hariv Landis. ex- warden state penitentiary, cue.!'-nan; George H. Case, Mankato, ex-warden state penitentiary, and J. S. Simmons, Hutchinson, superintendent of the state reformatory. Defectives Dr. EvaHarding, Topeka; H. C. Hammond, Olathe; Mrs. T. L. Bond, Salina. Incorrigibles W. S. Hancock,Topeka; superintendent state reform school; George H. Case, Mankato. and Mrs. Phoebe Baer, Media. Membership James A, Troutman, Topeka; W. L. Holcomb, Topeka; Dr. Eva Harding, Topeka, The board of directors of this associa tion will have a meeting in Topeka July 10. LECTURES ON AIR BRAKES. Santa Fe Engineers and Firemen to Receive Instructions. The Santa Fe railway company has made arrangements with a correspond ence school in Pennsylvania to run their' instruction cars over the lines of the Santa Fe and give instruction to the locomotive engineers and firemen In the handling of air brakes. J. P. MacGowan is in Topeka mak ing final arrangements for the inaugu ration of this new system of instruc tion. He will probably remain here a few days. The first car will reach Topeka ini the course of a few weeks and will make visits at stated intervals afterwards. The first car sent over the lines is a stereoptieon car. Lectures are given three times per day. Each car will seat forty men at a lecture. The workings of complicated air-brake apparatus are made perfectly clear by a series of views shown by the stereopticon. This car makes several trips. Later an in struction car makes a tour of the lines. The cars are 70 feet in length and are built unusually strong to carry the heavy load which is required of them. The instuction equipment consists of Westinghouse cylinders and triple equipment for a 50-car train and signal apparatus for a 12-car train. The car will be lighted with over 200 incan descent globes and the various systems of lighting trains will be shown. Congressman Gamble Seriously 111. Yankton, S. D., June 25. Congress man Gamble has been ill ever since, his return after the close of congress, and yesterday his condition took a turn for the .worse. The attending physician says he- is suffering from brain fever, and Sioux City physicians have been sent for to consult. This afternoon he is slightly better, but still very low. Receiver Asked For. Marlon, O.. June 25. Cullom C. Chapman, of New York, today filed an application for a receiver for the Ma rion Water company. The company's inability to acquire funds to make ex tensions necessary to hold the franchise i3 urged as grounds for receivership. "Work Is Resumed. Rockford, 111., June 25. Work was resumed today at the local plant of the glucose sugar refining company after several weeks' idleness. Two hundred and fifty men are affected. Memphis Route Fast Train. The Southeastern Limited leaving Kansas City daily at 6:30 p. m. en ables passengers to reach Memphis at 8 a. m., Birmingham 4:30 p. m., Chat tanooga 8:45 p. m., Atlanta 10:35 p. m., New Orleans 7:35 p. m., next day, Jack sonville, Fla., 8:30 second morning. Corresponding time, to all points in the southeast. Entire train, with reclining chair car and palace buffet sleeping car runs through to Birmingham, stop ping only at important local stations, as Olathe, Paola, Pleasanton, Fort Scott, Lamar, Springfield. Tours in the Rocky Mountains. The "Scenic Line of the World," the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, offers to tourists in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico the choicest resorts, and to the trans-continental traveler the grandest scenery. Two seDarate and distinct routes through the Rocky Mountains, all through tickets avallabe via either. The direct line to Cripple Creek, the greatest gold camp on earth. Three trains daily each way with through Pullman palace and tourist sleeping cars between Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and Den ver and Portland. The best line to Utah, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington via the "Ogden gateway." Dining cars (service a la carte) on all through trains. Write S. K. Hooper, G. P. & T. A., Denver, Colo., for illus trated descriptive pamphlets. Chicago and Return $14.00 via the Santa Fe The short line. Tickets on sale June 25-26-27th, good returning July 3rd. Bradshaw.hand-made harness,810 K, av. France's New v s " - - - l -V jj if - . l . - General Andre, who succeeds General Gallifet as Minister of War of the French Republic, has the rugged profile of the fighting man. His admini stration begins at a time when the gay nation is in a good humor. Just how smooth his course will be after the Exposition shall have passed into history, remains to be seen. FIGHTING NEAR PRETORIA. Lord Roberts Reports a Series of Skir mishes. London. June 25. The following dis patch has been received at the war office from Lord Roberts: "Pretoria, Presidency, June 25. Clem ents successfully engaged a body of Boers yesterday near Winberg, where he had gone to pick up supplies and some heavy guns preparatory to acting in combination with columns from Lindley. Heilbron and Heidelberg. He drove the enemy north of Sandspruit with loss. No casualties are re reported. "Ian Hamilton reports that Heidel berg is the most English town he has yet seen. The inhabitants gave him a great reception. The streets were crowded and decorated with bunting. Captain Valentine hoisted the union jack in the market square amidst the cheers of the populace and of the Brit ish, Australian and other colonial troops.. " 'God Save the Queen was sung, the crowds heartily joining in. The poor royalists have had a rough time lately. "Hutton's mounted infantry skir mished with the lioers yesterday a few miles southeast of Pretoria. Caitaln Anley is reported to have managed the little business welll. Lieutenant Crispin and one of the Northumberland fusileers were wounded." CONSPIRACY CASE CALLED. Men Accused of Depressing B. R. T Stocks on Trial. New York, June 25. The trial of the defendants in the Brooklyn Rapid Transit company conspiracy case began today before Justice Forsman, in the criminal branch of the supreme court. The indictments were found in Febru ary by a special grand jury named to inquire into the reports of a conspir acy to spread rumors intended to affect the price of Brooklyn Transit stock. Six men were Indicted, the following four being placed on trial today: Alfred B. Goslin. Charles Thomas Davis, Eusene L. Packer and Henry Bosrart. There were thirteen indict ments in all. These four men were in dicted for conspiracy. The other two indicted men are Henry J. Alexander and Warner T. Allen, who were charged with felony. There was little delay in selecting a jury. One of the indictments against Alexander was for conspiracy and Governor Black asked Justice Forsman why Alexander was not on trial. The justice said that was for the attorney genei'al to say. The inference was at once taken by a number of persons that Alexander had turned state's evidence. At the conclusion of the opening of the attorney for the people, an ad journment was taken till tomorrow. WHEELER TAKES COMMAND Relieves Gen. Wade in the Depart ment of the Lakes. Chicago, June 25. Brigadier General Joseph Wheeler assumed command of the Department of the Lakes today, re lieving General James F. Wade, who will return to his former post at St. Paul, to direct the affairs of the de partment of the Dakotas. General Wheeler expects to remain in Chicago till September 18. his 64th birthday.when he will reach the age limit and retire from active service. There were no ceremonies attendant on the transfer of the department to General Wheeler. General J. F. Wheaton, commissary general of the army, inspected the com missary department at this point today and left for Kansas City. Tarvin Comes Down a Peg. Covington, Ky., June 25. It was an nounced today that Judge James P. Tar vin, president of the Ohio Valley Bimetal lie league, would be a candidate for the gubernatorial nomination before the Ken tucky convention at Lexington. Judge Tarvin has been a candidate for the vice presidential nomination with Bryan, but his name will now be present ed at Lexington instead of Kansas City. Judge Tarvin was the follow-townsman of William Goebel, and presented the name of the latter at the Lcuisville con vention a year ago. No Word From Danger Zone. New York, June 25. Francis S. Bell of the Christian and Missionary alliance said today that they had received no word from their missionaries in the danger zone. They have sixteen per sons there, besides thirty in a Swedish mission under their direction. Tourist Rates to Colorado and Utah. Tickets will be sold from points of Missouri Pacific to Denver", Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colo., and Salt Lake and Ogden, Utah, June 1st to Sep tember loth, at greatly reduced rates. See nearest ticket agent or vrite H. C. TOWNSEND. G. P. & T. A.. St. Louis, Mo. F. E. NIPPS, Agent, Topeka, Kansas. DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS. PUEBLO AND RETURN, $24 Via the Santa Fe Tickets on sale June 1st; stopover al lowed at Colorado common points. War Lord. DID Q UIGG DO IT ? Charged With Altering Republican Platform for a $5,000 Fee. Washington, June 25. Lemuel Eli Quigg received a fee of $5,000 for placing the word "isthmian'' in place of the word "Nicaragua" in the Republican national platform at Philadelphia. A well known New York man makes the charge that he did. There was much surprise when the word "isthmian" appeared in that plank of the platform which favors construction of a canal connecting the Atlantic and the Pa cific oceans. The Republican platform adopted at St. Louis in 1S96 favored the construction of a Nicaraguan canal, and the same route has been favored by name in most of the state platforms which ex press an opinion on this subject. The Panama Canal company of Ameri ca, which has its headquarters in New York, has wanted the Republican party to declare in favor of an "isthmian" waterway without specifying the route. It is well known that this American branch of the French company has had some able attorneys both in and out of congress during the past winter. According to the statement of a well known New York man, Mr. Quigg was employed as an affent of the same com pany at Philadelphia. - Mr. Quigg was the New York member of the committee on resolutions, and if he was paid his fee it appears he earned it, because the plank declared in favor of "an isthmian" canal and thus leaves the question of a route an open one. It is understood that when canal legis lation comes up in congress next winter the Panama company intends to make a fight in favor of its route. Hence the de sire to strike the word "Nicaragua" out of the Republican platform and put the word "isthmian" in its place. ARE DISSATISFIED. Administration Republicans Think the Platform Lame and Flabbid. Chicago, June 25. A special dispatch to the Times-Herald from Washing ton says: There is a good deal of dis satisfaction here with the Republican national platform. It is criticised as lame, flabbid, awkward, lacking the true ring. Members of tile administration are disappointed because their plans concerning the platform went wrong. After the important planks had been fully discussed by a number of senators they were turned over to Postmaster General Smith, and by him nut into good, sterling English. Then they wefe approved by President McKinley and sent over to Philadelphia. Senator Fairbanks was chosen for chair man of the committee because he had been one of the senators consulted in the preparation of the various planks, and it was supposed he would be able to secure adoption of the draft which .the presi dent had adopted or something closely approximating it. Now it appears that Senator Fairbanks was not able to con trol things, and it is said Senator Hanna was so busy with the vice presidency that he forgot all about the committee on reso lutions. SHANGHAI IS SAFE. It Is Believed That War Will Not Affect It. New York, June 25. Richard C. Morse, general secretary of the interna tional committee of the Young Men's Christian association has received a cablegram from Robert E. Lewis, rep resentative of the committee stationed at Shanghai, dated June 23, which read 9: "War is not likely to affect Shanghai. Lyon on way to Japan. Brockman on way to Shanghai." There are four other representatives of the committee stationed in China. They are Willard D. Lyon, at Pekin; R. Gailey, Tien Tsin; F. S. Brockman, Nanking, and Walter J. Southam, Hong Kong. Mr. Galley is a native of Fawn Grove and he was center rush of the Prince ton football team in 1897. All of the five, except Mr. Southam. are Ameri cans and all but him are married. Mr. Lyons' home is at Wooster, O. Mr. Bt'ockman's home is at Atlanta. Mr. Lewis comes from the university of Vermont, his home being at Berk shire, Vt. : Union Men Confer With Employers- 0611011, June 23. A committee of twenty-six members of the Amalga mated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin workers met representatives of the Republic Iron and Steel company at the Griswold house this afternoon and be gan a conference on the difference in the various points of new wage scale. Denver, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Return $19.00 via Santa Fe Tickets on sale June 21, July 7, 8, 9, 10, 18 and Aug. 18. Stopovers allowed between Pueblo and Denver enabling one to stop at Colorado Springs. Final limit of ticket. October 31st. See T. L. King, agent, for particulars. Chicago and Return $14.00 via the Santa Fe The short line. Tickets on sale June 25-26-27th, good returning July 3rd. LOCAL MENTION. Howard Guild spent yesterday at the Beatrice Chautauqua. R.L. Howard returned yesterday from a few days' visit in Kansas City. The Flambeau club will not wear their uniforms in the parade this evening. The concert by Marshall's band in Garfield park yesterday was well at tended. Hale Hamilton won the handicap golf tournament Saturday. He had a handi cap of 15. O. F. Updegraff has returned from Denver where be has been attending the Denver horse show. M. S. Hollis and Burr Willard were the two who put a dollar each for riding on the sidewalk today. Work has been commenced on the al ley between Van Buren and Harrison and Seventh and Eighth Mrs, Alice Chadwick Jefferson of Pittsburg, Kan., is visiting Mrs. W. H. Wilson, 612 Monroe street. The council will hold a short session tonight and will then attend the meet ing at the Commercial club. The paving of the alleys in the block between Van Buren and Harrison and Fifth and Sixth has been completed. The asphalt sidewalk on the southeast corner of Sixth and Kansas avenues, is being torn up to be replaced with brick. A. K. Rodgera has gone to Kansas City to meet Congressman Curtis. He will return with Mr. Curtis this evening. The citizens who will participate in the Curtis parade this evening will meet at the Rock Island depot at 8 o'clock this evening. The railroads have granted a rate of one and one-third fare for the conven tion of commercial clubs, to be held In this city on July 16, next. The plans and specifications for the city water plant will be completed June 27. They will be submitted to the coun cil the first meeting in July. John W. Jones has filed suit for di vorce from Mary B. Jones. He claims that she left his home several years ago and is now living as the wife of another. R. B. Kepley of Topeka has 'secured the contract for building 135,000 feet of brick sidewalk in Leavenworth. The price is seven and six-tenth cents per square foot. Charlotte Patterson was adjudged in sane in the probate court this morning. The jury found that she had lost her reason through -worry and trouble with her husband. The committee in charge of the Curtis reception requests the presence of the Ladies of the Woman's Republican as sociation on the balcony at the Cope land hotel at 8 o'clock this evening. William Bums, who was formerly the representative of the Swift Packing company in Topeka, has resigned his position. He will in the future repre sent a commission house In Oklahoma. Maurice P. Gould, a former Washburn student who carried a State Journal route during his term in the Topeka col lege, is mentioned in the dispatches to day as one. of the historians in the ex ercises at Yale. Mr. J. W. Riggins, mayor of Waco, Texas, has written the Topeka Commer cial club asking for information con cerning the Melan arch bridge across the Kansas river. The fact that a bridge is about to be constructed across the Brazos river at Waco is responsible for the request. The Topeka Turners secured second place in the national contest now be ing held in Philadelphia. There are a great many Turner societies in the con test and the local men are greatly elated over their success. A reception will be tendered them when they return home. The letter telling of their success does not give the number of points scored but says the Kansas boys are being treated royally and are attracting a great deal of attention. Ollie Day, a young man whose par ents live in Topeka. was thrown from the top of Santa Fe passenger train No. 6 as it was entering the Lawrence yards last Friday evening. He struck the ground with great force, sustaining a fracture of one ankle and severe in ternal injuries. Young Day had been in Topeka visiting his parents, and was stealing a ride to Lawrence on the top of one of the cars. It is understood that his injuries are serious. As Mrs.'Alice Brubaker, who lives in the country, was driving up Kansas avenue this morning her buggy collided with a light wagon driven by P. E. Vicken of 1101 Western avenue. Mrs. Brubaker was thrown from her buggy but was only slightly injured. The buggy and harness were considerably damaged. Vicken was crossing the street car track and said that he drove into her buggy in attempting to avoid being run down by a street car. His rig was uninjured. ANTI IMPERIALISTS MEET To Decide on a Course of Action in the Campaign. New York, June 25. Antr-imperlalist representatives from all parts of the country met today to determine what ac tion the followers of this line of national policy will take in the present campaign. Among those present were Carl Schurz. ex-Governor Boutwell, Winslow Warner, uaniei t . Hopkins, jr., Henry w . bamb. G. Bradford. E. S. Winslow, Samuel D. Bowles, E. H. Crosby, Charles Codman. Horace Whitelee. W. Ordway. J. Pauld ing, William Botts, Henry Bubb. J. B. Henderson of Missouri, U. M. Rouse of Arkansas, J. L. Biair of St. Paul, and others. The conference was called by the Anti Imperialist league for the purpose of con ferring with the anti-imperialists outside the lea.gue. The discussion, which be gan early in the afternoon, hinged on the probable plank in the platform of the Democratic party at Kansas City in re lation to anti-imperialism. Australian Commonwealth Bill. London. June 25. The Australian com monwealth bill passed its third reading in the house of commons today amidst cheers. Extra Session in Kentucky. Frankfort, Ky., June 25. Democratic leaders announced today that the Demo cratic convention at Lexington. July 19. is certain to pass a resolution asking Governor Beckham to call an extra ses sion of the legislature to modify the Goebel election law so it may be in op eration in amended form at the Novem ber election. Denver, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Return $19.00 via Santa Fe. Tickets on sale June 21, July 7, 8, 9, 10, IS and Aug. 18. Stopovers allowed between Pueblo and Denver enabling one to stop at Colorado Springs. Final limit of ticket October 31st. See T. L. King, agent, for particulars. DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS PUEBLO AND RETURN, $24, Via the Santa Fe. Tickets on sale June 1st; stopover al lowed at Colorado common points. Dennis Perkins & Co. Fail. New York? June 25. The failure of Dennis Perkins & Co., of 125 South street was announced on the Cotton Ex change soon after noon today. The failure is a small one and had little effect on the market. None better. Swan Fountain Pens Bennett's Book Store, 730 Kan. Ave. A SCRAMBLE FOR MONEY. Mississippi River Commission Hears Claimants. New York, June 23. The Mississippi river commission met today in this city to give hearing -to the various repre sentatives of the levee districts claim ing apportionments of the J2,500,000 ap propriated for the improvement of the Mississippi river. General George Gil lespie presided. Therie were present of the commission Colonel Amos Stick- ney, Major H. L. Handbury. Major E. M. Herrod, Judge R. L. Taylor, Mr. Mafindin and Secretary Captain Ma son M. Patrick. Among those who addressed the commission setting forth the claims of districts wefe: St. Francis district of Arkansas John B. Driver, president of the dis trict: H. W. Parr, and Rufus Wil liams. St. Francis district of Missouri Con gressman N. D. Vandiver and Engineer F. H. Wright. Helena and Cotton Belt district J. H. T. Beann. Greenfield Quarles, Lee Pendergrass, Major C. H. Purvis. Yazoo and Mississippi Delta district J. W. Cutrer, president; Major J. T. Gabney, chief engineer. Lower White river district Captain Patrick Henry, president. Capt. Henry claimed 4 per cent of the entire appropriation saying that the taxes and assessments raised by the dis trict were totally Inadequate to keep the levees up to the standard required by the commission. The Mississippi board was represent ed by J. . M. Jayne. president, Walter -Sells and C. H. West Louisiana state board of engineers H. B. Richardson. Tenas basin John P. Parker. La Foucher basin John Marks, Paul Berthillot and J. D. Willis. Ponchartrain Hunter C. Lee. Red Fork levee district, Arkansas K. J. Tindall. Desha district of Arkansas Capt J. P. Whitehill and Robert Smith. Chicot district of Arkansas. B. Vincent. There also apeared Congressman Rams dell of the Louisiana district, who asked a large apportionment for the entire state of Louisiana. M. C. McClellan ap peared from the same district, and urged the same thing. A committee appeared from the city of Memphis composed of D. P. Hadden. ex mayor Judge J. T. Latham and Judge Skene. They a.ked for further improve ments of the harbor of Memphis. Another committee from Memphis pleaded for the Wolf river district. It was headed by J. G. Henning. At 1 o'clock the commission took a re cess. CHINA PROTESTS. Asks That Landing of Troops in Her Territory Stop. Washington, June 25. The Chinese minister has asked an armistice -in the sending of American troops to China, based on the assurances of Chinese vice roys that they can maintain order. President McKinley, while acknowledg ing his gratification at his assurance has made it known to the Chinese min ister that the United States can not re lax its efforts to get troops to points where its officials are considered in danger. ROOSEVELT WILL WAIT. Refuses to Discuss Campaign Plans Until Notified. New York, June 25. Vice Chairman Payne reached the Roosevelt residence at noon and the conference began late this afternoon. Governor Roosevelt an nounced that he had made up his mind not to publicly discuss any plans for the campaign until after July 12, when he is to be formally notified of his nom ination for vice president. CASE DISMISSED In Which Conspiracy Was Charged Against Ice Trust Officials. New York, June 25. The grand jury handed in a report to Judge McMahon. of general sessions, this afternoon, in which they dismissed the cases of conspiraoy against the officers of the American Ice company. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Charles Rose, age 12, died Sunday. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 o'clock from Highland Park school house. The interment will be at the Foster cemetery. Samuel Anderson, aged 76 years, died at his home, 700 West street on Sunday. The funeral will be held at the residence tomorrow at 2 p. m. Thomas Coffman, a brakeman on the' Santa Fe was killed while attempting to put a tramp from the train Sunday. His remains were shipped to his home in Newton for burial. Mrs. H. C. Rushmore of 735 Lincoln street, died last night. She submitted to an operation at Christ hospital a few days ago and her death was the result. She leaves a husband and two children. Khedive is Convalescent. London, June 25. The Khedive -of EeTPt. who arrived at Port Victoria, near Sher ness. from Flushing, June 21, suffering from diphtheria, is now convalescent. He will come to London Wednesday. Ocmulgee on a Rampage. Macon. Ga.. June 25. Owing to recent heavy rain the Ocmulgee river at this point is again raging far above the danger line. A new bridge waa swept away. All streams In this section are flooded, but trains are running on time. , For the best of feed and hay, at lowest prices, try Geo. Wheadon, at 833 Kan sas avenue. Tel. 483.. . .See Swan Fountain Pens. Bennett's Book Store, 730 Kansas avenue. An Observation Car to Colorado. The only Pullman observation sleeping-car line between Kansas City and Colorado Springs is op erated via Santa Fe Route. Cars leave Topeka daily at 11:55 a, m., and Colorado Springs daily at 10:42 p. m. They haveexceptionally large windows and roomy and comfor table rattan chairs easily moved about. The rear platform guarded by railing and gates, may be oc cupied when, desired. Unsurpassed for viewing the country traversed. Current magazines and stationery provided for use of Pullman pas sengers. Descriptive pamphlet free, if you apply to T. L. KING, Agent, Topeka, Kan.