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THURSDAY EVx ?XG. TWO CENTS. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 28, 1900. THURSDAY EVENING. .. n ;15 SEYf.lQURJAILED. British Tice Admiral Did Not Reach rekin. 40,000 to 60,000 Troops Guard the Chinese Capital. BOXERS SWARMING IN From All Sections of the Celes tial Empire. Russians Carry Seymour's Wounded to l'ort Arthur. Che Foo, June 2S, via Shanghai noon Admiral Seymour's expedition has been relieved, having failed to connect with Pekin. There Is no news from Pekin. Russian Colonel Schtelle, com manding the combined force of 10,000 men, la supposed to be proceefllng to Pekin. Admiral Seymour's expedition 13 returning: to Tien Tsin. His force has suffered greatly. It is estimated that from 40,000 to 0,000 Chinese troops are now before Pe kin. Boxers from all sections are pwarmir? there. SEYMOUR'S WOUNDED RESCUED. St. Petersburg, June 28. The minis ter of war has received the following from Admiral Alexieff, dated Port Ar thur, June 27: "During the night of June 25, a de tachment of four companies of Rus sians, Colonel Sc hievincky commanding, and the same number of foreigners, went to the relief of Admiral Seymour and lir, night 200 of his wounded to Tien Tsin." WITH LANDING FORCE. Berlin, June ?S. The commander of thu Oeiman squadron at Taku tele gruphes under date of June 26 as fol lows: "The foreign ministers are with the landing force." RUSSIA'S SECRET ORDERS. Benin, Jure ?S. Vorwaerts says: "Prom an absolutely reliable source we hear the Russian war ministry has sent to all t lie military and civil authorities in Russia telegraphic secret orders to prepare everything for mobilization. The orders bear date of June 18 and lit." THEIR FATE UNCERTAIN. London, June 28. As was the case on the occasion of the relief of Tien Tsin the Associated Press was able to give tne foreign olTlce, the admiralty and the queen the first news of the rescue of Vice Admiral Seymour. The officials were greatly relieved when this infor mation was conveyed to them and ex pirssed their' hearty appreciation at the communication, of important and welcome tidings. At the same time it is recognized that the advice of the Associated Iress from Che Foo added to the anxieties regarding the fate of the legations and foreigners of Pekin, who it was hoped, might be with Sey mour. The world again has to depend on ru mor in regard to the fate of the exiles from the Chinese capital. It is gen erally accepted that they have been compelled to leave Pekin, but whether coii st wards, under a Chinese escort or a.s hostages on the way to the possible new capital, their plight must excite the gmvest anxiety, as even if they are in the care of a Chinese escort this is hardly considered a good guarantee of the safety of "foreign devils" in a country swarming with their most viru lent enemies. A telegram from Jardine, Matheson & Co., dated Shanghai this afteinoon. suggests that the ministers are still at Pekin, but admits that there is no news from the cnriital. The telegram adds: "S"ymour arrived at Tien Tsin with S12 of his force wounded, besides sixty-two killed. The damage done to Tien Tsin has been much exaggerated. Shanghai is quiet." Other dispatches from Shanghai reit erate the announcements of the mas sacres of native Christians in the in land districts which rival the Arme nian horrors. The officials at the places watched by gunboats make a Khow of protecting the missionaries, hut there is not even a pretense of pro tection for the converts in the interior, who have been butchered by the whole sale. PRESBYTERIANS HEAVY LOSERS. New York, June 28 Two cablegrams were received by the Presbyterian board of foreign missions this morning. The first from Shanghai read: "Wei Hen destroyed. Foreigners es caped." The Presbyterian board had $40,000 worth of property in Wei Hen and it is now all gone. Dr. Fairries was one" of the missionaries there and he escaped with the others. The other cablegram came from Che Foo and stated: "Lobenstein at Shanghai, Fenns at Pekin." Rev. E. C. Lobenstein was stationed at Nankin, and it would appear as if he had to make his escape to Shanghai. The cablegram also stated: "No word has been received from Pekin or Pao Tiu Fu," and "Wei Hen mission burned, missionaries safe." SHOULD REPORT AT TAKU. Washington, June 28. The following cablegram was received this morning by the navy department from Admiral Kempff: Che Foo, June 28. Secretary Navy, Washington: About 12.000 foreign troops now ashore. Soldiers ordered should report at Taku instead of Che r oo. t-uostituted Nashville for York- town at Che Foo. Y'orktown used as dispatch boat, being more suitable. KEMPFF. ALLIED FORCES NUMBER 20,000. London, June 28.-3:20 A. M. The last steamer arriving at Che Foo from Taku brought this message, dated Tieu Tsin, Monday, June 25. "The Russian gen eral in command of the relief force has decided, in view of Saturday's heavy fighting and marching, that one day's rest ror the troops was essential and that the advance should not be resumed until today. Meanwhile came Admiral Seymour's heliograph that his position was desperate and that he could only hold out two days. The relief started at dawn today (Monday)." Saturday's fighting began at day break. The allied forces opened with Chinese Refoimer Flees to America. k . f i. - K'ang Yu-wei, the great iconoclast of the Flowery Kingdom, is coming by a secret route to this country to escape the persecution of the Dowager Em press. Her Satanic Majesty, as the Americans and Englishmen in her do minions call her. has issued an edict offering 100.000 taels for the capture of the "modern sage and his ally, Liang Ch'io-ch'ao, dead or alive; and in order to rout out every trace of K ang s ex istence from the sacred soil of China Li Hung-chang has been ordered to dese crate and destroy the tombs or nis an cestors. His books, and even the blocks and stereotypes thereof, are to be burnt about midsummer in the public square of Canton. several of the Terrible's 4.7 naval guns six field guns and numerous machine (runs, the firing being at long range. Thev continued to advance steadily, the Chinese artillery replying. The guns of the allies were more skilfully handled and put the guns of the Chinese out of action one by one, the Chinese retreat ing about noon. Several thousand Japanese have left Taku for Tien Tsin and altogether 3.000 Japanese have landed. The interna tinnal troops now aggregate nearly 20, 000 and Japan is preparing to send 20. 000 more. With British, American and other troops ordered to go, probably 60 000 men will be available In a month. The Tong Shan refugees and the foreign engineers at Che Foo estimate the Chinese troops now in the field as 25,0')0 drilled troops at Lu Tai, 25,000 at Shang Hai Wan, 25,000 driven off from Tien Tsin and 150.000 at Pekin. The dispatch received by the foreign office, stating that the foreign legations were requested to leave Pekin within a specified time is interpreted in some un official quarters as tantamount to giv ing their passports and to a declaration of war; but as China does nothing like other countries, the official opinion is that there is nothing to do but await the course of events and to see what the ministers themselves say when they are rescued. All the students at the foreign hospl tals in Canton are leaving. Women mis sionaries are returning from the West river ports. There was a slight dis turbance at Wo Chou Tuesday while the women were embarking. The crowd shouted "Kill the foreign devils." Dusky Death-Dealers Going Against the Yellow Boxers. A. it I I. V t - :- VJ , - j if-t, f, ft Here are some of the haughtiest officers in the army of H. I. M. Victoria, Empress of India. They are the native staff of the Seventh Bengal Infantry, en route from Bombay to Hong Kong. All are of high caste, and they re gard low caste natives of ali nationalities as less than the dirt under their teet. Desperate fighters, too, those Bengalese patricians. Their men follow them to the cannon's mouth with unfailing alacrity, and they regard death on the battle-field as the most desirable end possible. According to advices from Shanshal. the Chinese officials, by direction of the Southern Viceroys, are asking the con suls to agree to conditions, "ensuring" as the Chinese say, "the neutrality of Shanghai and other coast cities." 'Ihey are also asking that foreign warships shall not sail or anchor near the forts nor go to ports where there are no warships now; that their crews shail not go ashore and that the protection of foreigners be left to the Chinese auth orities. These conditions are considered at Shanghai to be virtually an ultima tum from Viceroy's Liu Kuna- Yih and Chang Chih Tung. The consuls desire a sufficient naval and military force to DacK up xneir refusal to comply with these demands. The total naval force there now consists of So9 men. with S2 guns. The Chinese have 60.000 men with six guns in the forts and 10,000 men out side Shanghai with modern rifles and machine guns. The magnitude of the arrangements Japan is making- suggests provision against contingencies other than the suppression of the present disturbances in China, fane has chartered 19 addi tional transports and now has 35 in all. NINTH REGIMENT HAS SAILED. Washington.June 28 The war depart ment has the following undated cable gram from General MacArthur this morning: Adjutant General. Washinsrton Transpoit left Manila at 8:30 a. m., June if, wun colonel Liscum in command, 39 officers and 1,271 men. "MAC ARTHUR," GERMANS ARE ALL RIGHT. Hamburg. June 28. Commercial firms here have received telegrams from Shanghai saying that all the Germans at Tien Tsin are uninjured. WASHINGTON IS IN DOUBT. Washington, June 28. Yesterday the officials here felt sure that the foreign ministers to China were safe with Ad miral Seymour's column. This morning that confidence ts shaken. The only official dispatch over night from the seat of trouble one from Admiral Kempff was so barren of the informa tion so earnestly demanded as to cause severe criticism at the admiral's ex pense. His dispatch makes no mention of the ministers' welfare nor of Sey mours column. Taken in connection with the ominous press dispatch from Che Fo via Shanghai relative to the re turn of Seymour's broken column to Tien Tsin, the officials feel that they have good ground for renewed appre hension as to the fate of the foreign ministers. The conclusion drawn by navy de partment officials from Admiral Kempff's dispatch is that he is not in communication with Tien Tsin and that notwithstanding the cable of yesterday there is still no news route open to that city save by runners who must pass through a country held by Boxers to reach Che r oo. An explanation was had at the state department today of the report from Shanghai tha,t the consuls there were negotiating with the Chinese viceroys respecting the protection of the city Because they were cut off from com munication with Minister Conger, from whom they should receive instructions in normal condition, the American con suls in China had been embarrassed In dealing with the local Chinese author ities by reason of the necessity of se curing instructions from Washington at every point. Therefore Secretary Hay yesterday sent a general instruction to all of the consuls in China who could be reached by cable and wire, au thorizing them to deal directly with the Chinese viceroys and Taotis in framing measures for the protection, of Ameri can lives and property. Shanghai has heretofore been made a neutral port during time of war by such agree ments between the foreign consuls and the Chinese officials, and it is probable that a similar arrangement will be made now. The only condition is that before withdrawing their naval forces from the treaty ports, the foreign con suls must feel assured that the Chinese officials are not only willing, but are perfectly able to se- that the Crinese officials are not only willing, but are perfectly able to se cure the safety of the foreigners in the towns. The Ninth infantry, which is reported to have cleared yesterday from Manila, should reach Taku about Wednesday next, the fourth of July. The war de partment already had anticipated Ad miral Kempff s suggestion relative to landing the troops at Taku instead of Che Foo. VICEROYS WILLMAINTAIN ORDER. Rome, June 28. The Italian consul at Shanehai' telegraphs that the viceroys in the provinces of the Yang Tse Kiang valley have resolved to maintain order provided the powers do not intervene so long as order prevails. The consuls, it is added, unanimously accepted the proposal and signed a declaration to that effect. GERMAN LOSSES 31. Berlin. June 28. The German com mander at Taku reports that in the re lief of Tien Tsin the Germans lost Lieu tenant Frederich and ten men killed and had twenty men wounded. The fight lasted eight hours. 150 KILLED AT METHODIST MIS SION. New York, June 28. The following ca ble was received at the Methodist Epis copal mission board today from Che Foo, from the Rev. Mr. Brown, one of their missionaries in the Tien Tsin dis trict yet. It is dated June 28: "Mission destroyed by fire. About 160 killed. I think there is a serious risk for foreigners. Will return in a few days to Tien Tsin. Shall I return home? Will you permit? By the mission is meant the mission at Tien Tsin, but just how much of that mission is destroyed the home board does not know. The mission there is in three compounds as they are called. One compound is composed of two mis sions and a church, another of a mission and a school and a third of a mission, a hospital and a school. In all the prop erty of the Methodist Episcopal board is valued at something more than $50,000. The Rev. Dr. A. M. Leonard, secretary of the missionary society, said: "Presumably those killed were na tives, but it is not clear even that they were native Christians. Many of them may have been boxers or Chinese sol diers. The risk for foreigners evidently is in Tien Tsin where Mr. Brown ex pects to go himself in a few days." Dr. Leonard thinks none of the Meth odist missionaries was among the killed. LONDON DOESN'T KNOW. London, June 28. In the house of lords today the premier, Lord Salisbury referring to the relief of Vice Admiral Seymour, said he knew nothing of the position of Sir Claude McDonald, the British minister to China or of the members of the other legations in the country. He thought, however, there was ground for hoping that no violence had been done them, but even that, he added, could only be stated hypotheti-cally. STILLJpiNG. Additional Delegates to the Pro hibition Convention . Beached Chicago' Last Night and Today. GALLERIES THRONGED to With Spectators Anxious Witness the Event -i . . Of Naming a Cold ,ter Candi date For the Presidency. Weather Indications. Chicago, June 28. Forecast for Kan sas: Generally fair tonight and Friday, except local thunder storms are prob able; variable winds. Convention Hall, Chicago, June 23. The attendance at the Prohibition na tional convention today waa much, larger than yesterday. Tne galleries of the big First regiment armory were thronged when Chairman Dickie rapp ed the convention to order at 10 a. m., while the number of delegates had been increased considerably by arrivals from the more remote states. After a brief prayer by Rev. C. H. Mead of New Jersey, Chairman Jo- hann, of the committee on credentials, made a supplementary report, showing additional arrivals of thirty-nine dele gates. The total number of delegates present waa 730, representing forty states. On account of the total failure of Chairman Dickie's voice, A. G. Wolfen- barger of Nebraska took the chair, amidst considerable confusion. Chair man Wolfenbarger recognized National Chairman Oliver W. Stewart, who in a speech of some length outlined the work of the national committee during the last four years and the work as con templated for the coming campaign. Mr. Stewart concluded with a plea for funds from those present to conduct the campaign which it is intended will be on a much more extensive scale than the party has ever before attempted. Several thousand dollars were subscrib ed' by the delegates and visitors. Nominations for the presidency were then in order but were postponed for a short time and CoL Brewer, of the Sal vation Army was introduced. He made an eloquent plea for the cause of prohi bition and was enthusiastically cheered when he took his seat. "The roll of states will now be called for nominations for president," an nounced Chairman Wolfenbarger. "Arkansas yields to Illinois," cried the lone woman delegate from that state. "Illinois has two candidates for the presidency," shouted a delegate. Amid much applause National Chairman Oli ver W. Stewart was recognized to place John G. Wooley in nomination. STEWART NOMINATES WOOLEY. Mr. Stewart said in part: "The Republican party has renomi nated the one man in the United States who is to blame for the existence of the army canteen; the man who has com mitted this country to the imperial ex pansion of the liquor traffic The Re publican party has nominated a man who by his official conduct, has added thousands of votes to the Prohibition party in the last year. In a short time the Democratic party will meet in Kan sas City and will name as it3 standard bearer a man, who pretending to be the sworn foe of trusts, monopolies and unholy combinations of wealth, has not dared to say a word against the liquor traffic that furnishes the corrupt and purchasable vote 1 y which such com binations keep themselves intrenched in power. "The issue will soon be made between these two parties, and each of them with hands red with the blood of the victims of the saloon and canteen, will beseech the decent men in this country for support. In this campaign we, the Prohibitionists, will hold true to our course and will poll the largest vote in the party s history. One of the marvels or politics Is the tenacious hold the Prohibition party has upon life. We have seen minority parties rise and fall. We have seen our own vote increase and decrease. With out having elected a governor or con gressman and with only one occasional representative in a legislature, with seemingly no sign of victory in the heavens the Prohibition party has con tinued to exist and meets here today with demonstration unequalled, with spirit undaunted, with hope unchanged and in the knowledge that by our per- serverance and faithfulness we have made ours not only one of the most re markable parties in the history of our country, but have made it pretty re spectable. The reason for this is not difficult to find. The party has had ever within it as a vitalizing force a mighty moral principle. Believing .that it is possible, whenever this nation so desires, to prohibit the liquor traffic, our fundamental proposition has been that whether or not we can ever prohibit the traffic in drink, at least we owe it to ourselves at once to g-o out of part nership with that awful iniquity. To this proposition have we clung through discouragements and misfortunes that would have overwhelmed a party with a purpose less high and noble. "But that alone would not have been sufficient to have kept us in, the field as an organization. Our safety has depended upon the spirit in the party that has ever turned away from the ro&k of fusion unon which minority parties so frequently have been wrecked. "Had we been willing in the past to trade our votes for paltry offices and put our principles up for sale for the sake of increasing our chances of suc cess for our candidates, we would long ago have disappeared from the arena of national politics. "Our combined safety depends upon our remaining true to our first high piincinles and in our being brave enough to standby those principles un til we win humanity to them, even if we do not elect a candidate in the next century. It is for us at this hour to bear in mind the high and solemn duty toward the hundreds of thousands at home, and to the cause for which, we stand. "We want no tame campaign. If we are to poll the increased vote that the party should have it must be known to the remotest confines of this country that the Prohibition party is in the field and that it has a leader who is able to compel the old parties no lon ger to ignore, but to respect the Pro hibitionists. "This is not a time for experiments. We must not strive for an increased vote by any other means than, by straight party work. Votes will hurt rather than help unless they come to stay to the finish. 'This of all years Is the one In which to convert men to the Prohibition par ty. Give us then a leader of enthusi asm who can stir the hearts of men. Give us a man whose elements of strength have already taken him intw the forefront of the fight and made him the most prominent reform orator in America." He closed by naming John G. Wool ey, of every state. The announcement of Wooley a name by Stewart was the signal for the indul gence in a horseplay of politics by the delegates.gray-bearded old delegates as well as the young men cheered, shouted. waved flags and handkerchiefs, and when Mr. Stewart concluded apparently half the delegates arose and cheered wildly. GREE NOMINATES JOHNSON. George W. Gree, of Illinois, then took the platform to renominate Hale John son. He said: "I have the honor to name before you today the grandest man in the Prohibi tion party in the world, (Applause) ex cept Oliver W. Stewart and myself. (Laughter) He was born in Indiana in 1847. He could not help it. He is wiser than Solomon. He married only one wife. He was a soldier. So were his father and grandfather. So is his son. So, delegates, his war record is clear. In 1875 he became a lawyer, an honest lawyer. (Laughter). Not only must we have an orator of ability, but we must have a man of business affairs and of constitutional ability so he can call down the attorney general when he nullifies the canteen law. "For years he has ben a fighter in the ranks of prohibition, for God and home and native land. He is a courageous Christian citizen, as grand a man as lives beneath the sun is Hale Johnson.'' (Great applause). 'California yields to Pennsylvania." came the announcement from that state. Holmes Castle, of Pittsburg, took tne piattorm amid the applause of the friends of Dr. Swallow to nominate the Pennsylvania divine. "Get on the ta ble," yelled a delegate in the rear of the nail, "If you can't see me, you'll hear me." retorted Mr. Castle. PRESENTING SWALLOW'S NAME. Mr. Castle said in part: "Pennsylvania presents to this con vention her greetings and offers to you the services of one of her favorite sons as a standard bearer in this great on ward march, the aim and object of which is to make possible a Christian civilization in a Christian land, dos- sessed and owned by a truly Christ-like people. "We have the man with the necessary qualifications to step to the front and carry this flag of Prohibition as nearly to victory as could any other man then in the name of the fitness of things we ought to be permitted to name the candidate of the Prohibition party for president of the United States in the year of grace, 1900." In answering the question: "Have we such a man," Mr. Castle pointed out tne quaiincations ot Mr. Swallow and continued: "He has a tremendous advantage; he is a Methodist. The Methodist church seems to have gone stark mad crazy on the proposition that it must have a Methodist president. It has paraphrased the old Quaker's advice to his son on money matters: "Brethren, get a Meth- ode3t president honestly if thee can, but get the president.' Here is a chance to be true and get the president. "You are ready for a fight from today until the polls close in November. You want to hunt down and expose false hood, shame, hyprocrisy, cant. You want to expose wickedness, whether it be in high or low places. You want this country to understand that a govern ment saloon is as destructive of life as a private saloon. You want to insis to the voters of this nation that a man who will not keep his church vows and obligations can not be trusted to keep his official vows and obligations. You want to tell it over and over again that whether it was wise or otherwise to an nex the Philippines, the practical resul by which it has been opened to the un restrained onslaught of the brewing in terests of this country is a crime before God, the magnitude of which dwarfs and belittles to the infinite small points the worst bpanish misrule which ever existed. "You want it told from end to end of this broad land that whether money or bimetallism be the standard of value, that while we pour into the dram shop3 of America each year a sum equal to three times the entire cost of the Span ish war, poverty will exist and increase. "You want the Christian church of thiscountry tobetold in language which can not be misunderstood, that if she is to go into the new century with any semblance of the power which she had in the last century, she must break her alliance, social and political, with the liquor traffic and go free and untram meled to the work of conquest in His great name. "You want a man to be your leader who shall be as straight and tall as the young Saul. He must be as fearless and unsparing in the denunciation of sin in high places as was John the Baptist. He must be as untiring and persistent as a Paul. He must be as ready for sacrifice as a Stephen. He must be as stern and unrelenting as John Knox. He must be as sweet tempered as a Melancthon. He must be as pure, clean and noble minded as John Wesley. In a word, he must be such a one as shows by his life that he is an act of God, his mind is a thought, his life a breath of divinity. Such a man, ladies and gentlemen of the convention, I have the honor to present to you in the person of Silas C. Swallow, of Pennsylvania, whom I nominate as a candidate for the office of president of the United States." Mr. Castle's denunciation of former Senator Quay of Pennsylvania was received with delight by the delegates. As Mr. Castle concluded the most strik ing demonstration of the day occurred. Every delegate in the Pennsylvania sec tion with his hands full of gaily colored pampas plumes or with large pictures of Dr. Swallow, jumped to his feet shouting wildly, while in other sections of the hall delegates blew horns and waved the state banners. The demon stration continued for several minutes. and apparently came near stampedin the convention. A motion to adjourn was made and though apparently howl ed down the chair ruled that the motion had carried. A storm of protests arose and an appeal from the chair's decision was sustained by an overwhelming vote. The roll call of states was then conclud ed. no further nominations being made. Dr. Swallow s nomination was second ed by John Hipp of Colorado. Rev. E. E. Carr of Illinois attempted to make a seconding speech in favor of Dr. Swallow. He was the only Swallow adherent in the Illinois delegation and a big row arose over the protest of the Illinois delegates that Dr. Carr did not represent them. A Kentucky delegate made the point of order that "Carr was off the track." "The point of order is not well talc en," ruled the speaker. "Each car has BACKJOLIFE. Effort to Revive Republican League Being Made. lias Dwindled in Numbers and Enthusiasm. (XX LY 50 DELEGATES. The Constitution Will Undoubt edly Be Changed. Will Recommend Support Tarious Candidates. of National Committee Has Prom ised Financial Uelp. , a a v . a conference, was cnangea mm league given a new lease oi me a."- also endowed with a purpose in cam riaiCTL work.' CONGRESSMAN REEDER SPEAKS. At the session of the Republican State league this forenoon Congress W. A. Reeder of the Sixth district, made a speech. Mr. Reeder expressed pleasure at be ing present. He said: If I were looking today for a cir cumstance upon which objections to the national and state administration might; be based In this campaign, I could not name one." HEREJOLY 4. Governor Roosevelt to Speak In Topeta Then. (Continued on Sixth Page.) The twelfth state meeting of the Kansas Republican league was held in the old court house in this city today, It has been two years since this or ganization has met. because the na tional meeting at Omaha changed the plan of annual meetings to biennial meetings. Frank P. Lindsay of Topeka state president, who presided at today's session, has served two years In that capacity. J. E. Larimer of Topeka re signed as secretary a year ago and M. M. Lea, editor of the St. Marys Eagle, was appointed, He performed the duties of that office today. The attendance at today's meeting was very small. Not to exceed fifty delegates were present from out of town. A considerable ma jority of the meeting was furnished by Topeka. J- rom an annual convention of 1.000 to l.fiOO enthusiastic delegates the league has dwindled to a handful. The league has reached this condition because the Republican leaders have heretofore opposed the work of the or ganization, claiming that there 13 no place for it in Kansas politics, the opin ion being that the regular Republican oiganizatlon is best qualified to man age campaigns and do the hurrahing. The railroads also put a stop to giving passes to delegates. A radical change in the sentiment of the leaders at this time is responsible for the effort to instill new life into the organization. Chairman Albaugh, Cyrus Leland, the state officers. Governor Stanley. Secre tary Tom Kelly, State Printer Morgan A. K. Kodgers, President Lindsay, and others, after having frequent confer ences, decided that it would be unwise to permit the league to die at this time and in the heat of a presidential cam paign. The promoters of the league have had assurances of financial assist ance from the national Republican committee. As funds are entirely necessary in the management of all po litical organizations, the promise of money has worked the charm and the Republicans have, In earnest, com menced the work of revlvln the corpse. The national committee has come to the league's rescue because there is a prospect of the organization taking hand in national politics. Heretofore the mission and work of the organiza tion in state and nation has been the adoption of resolutions and the promul gation of lengthy opinions upon issues of importance before the country. Now there i3 pending before the na tional meeting to be held at St. Paul July 19-23, a proposition to amend the constitution. In such a manner as to make it an aggreeslve power, with au thority to endorse candidates for state offices, and for federal positions. This new plan to make the league an active feature in politics, has opened the eyes of politicians who hope to profit by the new purposes of the organization, and for these reasons they court the favor of its membership by offering to furnish funds to keep it going. The politician did not pay much attention to the league so long as the constitution pro hibited the endorsement of candidates and the membership was restricted to me, too," resolutions and enthusiastic cheering for nominees after the party had selected them. Now that the na tional body purposes to get Into the game of hunting offices the politicians are with it in purpose and in purse. The league in Kansas was organized in 1888. J. G. Slonecker was the first president. Col. E. C. Little was also president of the league for one year. The convention today met at 10:30, and the following committees were at once named: Resolutions W. T. Morgan, Hutch inson: H. J. Mattson, Washington: Charles H. Ridgway, Ottawa: John S. Dawson, Hill City; John T. Chaney, To peka. To select forty-five delegates to the national convention A. K. Rodgers, Topeka, chairman; J. F. Buell, St. Marys; Geo. W. Watson, Kinsley: J. H. Guy, Topeka; T. T. Kelly, Paola. Lieutenant Governor H. E. Richter, Captain H. M. Phillips, Topeka and Charles E. Lobdell were appointed as a special committee to call upon the Wo men's Republican league auxiliary, in session in another hall and Invite them to meet with the league In Joint conven tion this afternoon. The league then endorsed the Kansas exposition by adopting the following: Resolved, That we heartily endorse the movement to celebrate in 1904 the fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Kan sas and pledge ourselves as an organiz ation and as individuals to give it our best efforts. The preliminary business was com pleted at 11:20 o'clock, at which time the convention adjourned until 2 p. m. WORK TO BE PUSHED. The noon hour discussions as to the future of the State Republican league, following the general understanding that funds to continue the work of the organization were forthcoming, result ed in an understanding between the promoters of the league and the Repub lican state central committee. The league organization is to be pushed, especially the work of form ing McKinley and Stanley clubs and these organizations throughout the state are to be effected in conjunction with the work of the state central com mittee. The old antagonisms between the two organizations made the work of organ lzmg campaign clubs aimcult because the league wanted to be the whole thing and where it had obtained a foothold there was opposition to the separate work of the state committee.. Now these differences have -oeen adjusted and the two organizations will work to gether this year. Before noon there had been a rumor that Grant Hornaday of Fort Scott was to be president and that he was to per mit the league to die. This plan, after Cleveland, O., June 28. Congressman Henry C. Payne of Wisconsin arrived here today and spent, the afternoon, with. Senator Hanna. Plans were dis cussed at length In connection with the coming campaign. While the members of the national executive committee were probably decided upon at the con ference their names will not be mada public for at least a week or ten days. Mr. Payne, It Is understood, will be in direct charge of the Chicago head quarters while Chairman Hanna dur ing the campaign, will divide his time between the New York and Chicago headquarters. Mr. Payne referring ta Governor Roosevelt's comins western trip, said the latter would be in Okla homa City on July 2 and 3. On July 4 he will speak in Wichita and Topeka, Kan., and on July 5 at Quincy, 111. FERRY IN THE LEAD In Balloting For Republican Nominee For Governor of Michigan. Grand Rapids, Mich., June 23. Ana- lysis of figures and estimates of strengthf , of the six gubernatorial candidates Bhowed few apparent changes when tha Republican state convention reassem bled today. Considering the hard worla done over night, the. results of vote get ting were singularly slight, and pros pects of settling upon a candidate quits as remote as on yesterday. The federal or so called "McMillan" influence, which it is conceded is an important factor tc be reckoned with, appears thus far to be about neutral, as between Ferry and Bliss, although It is suspected that Sen ator McMillan and most of those hold ing federal offices by virtue of the sena tor s influence are Ferry men. Senator McMillan who will himself be a candi date for reelection by the next legisla ture, has repeatedly declared that he will have no part In the governorslilp fight, .The Ferry men were expressing su preme confidence during the morning. The only fear of the-Bliss people appar ently was that of the official influences and the Stearns delegates while consid erably less in numbers than the two leaders, reiterated Grant's famous de- claration of fighting "all summer." The result of the 10th ballot, the first one taken today was as follows: Ferry 2S3; Bliss 279: Stearns 202; O'Donnell 28; Osborn 35; Campbell 13. REED DISGRUNTLED. If either McKinley, Roosevelt Nor the Platform Suits the Ex-Speaker. New York, June 28. Thomas B. Reedl Is sarcastic as to the Philadelphia tick et and platform. He likes neither Mc Kinley nor Governor Roosevelt and la opposed to expansion. "Why not," he has been quoted aa having said regarding the Philadelphia convention, "why not nominate Roose velt for the presidency, with thei 'Rough Riflers' as a platfortn. It 13 trua these 'Rough Riders' did not ride, be cause they had no horses, but what difference does that make?" HARVARD WINS. New London, Conn., June 28. Tha boat race between crews of Harvard and Yale started at 11.52. Harvard woo by four lengths. Time 12:162- AIDED BY A MULE. Military Prisoners at Ft. Snelling At tempt an Escape. ' Chicago, June 28. A special to thai Tribune from Minneapolis, Minn., says: The military prisoners at Ft. Snelling made a desperate attempt to escape last night. While Private Winn was guard ing a squad of prisoners he was kicked by a mule and the prisoners, taking ad vantage of Winn's condition, grabbed his rifle, beat him into insensibility, and then fled. The garrison was immediately muster ed and pickets thrown out in every di rection. Privates Littler. Ashton an1 Banderdeat were recaptured.but Privata Atlie is still at large. In connection . with the search Private McGeagh, who escaped on Tuesday, was recaptured. Many shots were rirea, ana it is said that at least one was seriously wounded, although the post officers refuse to give out any information on that point. A. part of the Eighth regiment is sta tioned at Ft. Snelling. LOOKS LIKE ROSE. Milwaukee ' Man For Temporary Chairman at Kansas City. . Kansas City, Mo., July 28. Mayor J. A. Rose of Milwaukee is quite likely to be temporary chairman of the Demo cratic national convention. Governor Charles S. Thomas of Colorado had been practically, decided upon, but his con test with Tom Maloney in the Colorado state convention left a breach which the singling out of Thomas for national honors would not tend to heal, so Thomas is considered out of it. Mayor Rose knows and Is popular with nearly every member of the national commit tee, and' it is said that .his selection would be very gratifying to Mr. Bryan who had persistently emphasized tha desirability of recognizing the Germans as a voting element from which much ia expected under the new alignment as ta issues.