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Property Tahied at $10,000,
000 Destroyed.
Tire Breaks Out on North Ger
man Lloyd Pier.
Three Ocean' Steamers Lost
With Their Cargoes.
Number of Persons Injured Es
timated by the Hundreds.
Was Damaged and Narrowly
Escaped Destruction.
Fire Started in a Bale of Cotton
on the Docks.
New York, July 2. Fearful havoc to
life and property was caused ty a. fire
which broke out at the docks of the
North German Lloyd company In Ho
boken Saturday nieht. . Conservative
people who have had experience along
the docks are of the opinion that two
hundred lives were lost.
In less than fifteen minutes the flames
covered an area a quarter of a mile
long, extending outward from the act
ual shore line to the . bulkheads, from
600 to 1,000 feet away and had caught
four great ocean liners and a dozen or
more smaller harbor craft In its grasp.
The hospitals in New York, Hoboken
and Jersey City are crowded with the
The spectacle was witnessed by thou
sands from both shores, and by other
thousands who crowded upon every
ferryboat, every excursion boat, upon
every river craft that could be secuced
for the purpose. The steamship Saale
had been towed dovn the river until
Ehe was just off Fort Liberty, where she
had gathered about her a ring of fire
boats and tugs, all fighting to save at
least the hull of the doomed steamer.
Flames still were leaping from her port
holes and rushing out of her cabins. At
varying distances about the burning
chip lay coal and cotton barges, all
ablaze, each with one or more tugs
playing streams of water upon it. Some
of these barges and lighters were loaded
vith very inflammable stuff, and the
llames leaped high in the air, while the
i-.eat was so terrific that it was not
jjossible to use effectively the small
hose of the tug.
For hours the river was crowded with
email boats hastening to the scene of
the fire or already taking part in the
rescue of the hundreds who had leaped
into the river when seized by the terror
of the flames. These boats were pad:iled
here and there, but soon their octu
rants had nothing to do but to watch
the mad sweep of the flames. Those
who had plunged into the water had
either been rescued or gone to the bot
tom. There were hundreds of men on each
of the destroyed steamships and a few
iwomen. Crowds of dock laborers and
also employes of the companies were on
nil the piers. Men, women and chil
dren were on the canal boats and men
on the barges and lighters, and when
the fire made its quick descent upon
them escape was cut off before they
realized their awful position. The peo
Jile on the piers jumped into the water
to save themselves and scores of men
huddled under the piers, clinging to the
eupports only to be suffocated by the
flames or to drop back into the water
from exhaustion.
Men working in the holds of the four
steamships were shut in by walls of
flames and it was impossible to reach
them. It probably never will be known
how many men perished in the ships
as the flames were so fierce they would
leave but few If any remains of the hu
man body.
The flames started among a large pile
of cotton bales on Pier 2, of the North
German-Lloyd Steamship company.
They spread with such remarkable
rapidity that in fifteen minutes the en
tire property of the company, taking in
over a third of a mile of water front
and consisting of three great piers, was
completely enveloped in a huge blaze
that sent great clouds of smoke high
Into the air.
The flames started so suddenly and
pained such headway that the people
on-the piers and on the numerous ves
sels docked were unable to reach the
street. There were great gangs of work
men on the piers and these, together
iwith a number of people who were at
the docks on business and visiting the
chips, scattered in all directions. As all
means of exit were cut off by the flames,
they were forced to jump overboard and
it is believed a great number of people
were drowned.
At the docks of the North German
Lloyd were the Saale, a single screw
passenger and freight f teamship of
4,965 gross tons; the Bremen, a twin
fcrew passenger and freight steamer
of 10.52S tons, and the Main, a twin
Ecrew freight and passeng-er steamship
of 10.500 gross tons. They all caught
lire and were burned to the water's
The Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse.which
had Just come in, was the only one of
the four big vessels at the dock that
escaped. ,
The loss of the crews of these vessels
is s-aid to reach 100.
The fire was first discovered i,y a
iwatchman on the pier at 4 o'clock. He
saw a small streak of flame shoot from
a. bale of cotton on pier No. 2, at which
was docked the steamer Saale. He im
mediately sent in an alarm.
In a few minutes the flames had ex
tended to the steamship and were com
municated to the adjoining pier on the
One of the officials of the steamship
Bremen said today that there were fully
200 visitors on board that vessel when
the fire touched there, the majority be
ing women. A boat was lowered from
the Bremen shortly after the alarm had
been given, but the craft capsized as
It touched the water, and all hands were
precipitated into the water and none
of them was saved by those remaining
on. the vessel. This in itself would in
dicate that the list of dead may be
larger than, it was at first thought to
The property loss can simply be ap
proximated at this time. None of the
officials around the docks could give
anything like a precise estimate of their
losses, and none were prepared to make
a statement on this point. A conserv
ative estimate, made by a prominent
fire underwriter, places the entire dam
age at $10,000,000.
The three docks of the North German
Uoyd imp are total losses, with all their
contents, and they are still smouldering,
with many streams from fire hose play
ing continually on the debris. The pier
of the Thingvalla line is totally wiped
away, and an extension which had just
been built on the Hamburg-American
line's expanse ol piers was burned down
to the spile tops. The warehouses of
Palmer Campbell, which were across the
street from the North German Lloyd
line docks, suffered greatly, and a num
ber of houses along the street were
scorched badly.
The loss on the steamship properties
and to other companies is estimated api
proximately as follows:
The .steamship Main, of the North
German Lloyd line, cost $1,500,000, out
side of cargo fittings and stores. The
loss is placed at $1,200,000 for the ves
sel and about $400,000 for the fittings
and stores and the cargo that was
aboard of her.
The steamship Bremen, of the North
German Lloyd line, cost $1,250,000, and
her fittings and cargo were valued at
$300,000. The cargo and stores were en
tirely consumed, and the loss to the ves
sel proper will amount to at least $750.
000. She is beached off Weeh&wken to
night and still smouldering, apparently-
destroyed,- save her machinery.
The Saale, the steamship which will
have the most horrible story of death
to unfold when the divers go down in
her, cost the North German Lloyd com
pany $1,250,000, ar.d the fittings and
cargo were valued at $300,000. The Saale
is beached at Ellis island and still burn
ing. The damage to the vessel proper
is placed at about $SOO,000.
The damage done to the Kaiser Wil
helm der Grosse is estimated at $25,000.
The three decks of the German Lloyd
line which were burned to the water's
edge, are estimated to have cost $300,-
The docks were filled with merchan
dise just received from abroad and val
ued at $330,000.
The Thrngval'a pier, which was en
tirely consumed, was valued at $50,000,
counting the stores which were on it.
The Hamburg-American line dock,
which had just been completed as an ex
tension to their great pier, and which
was destroyed in order to prevent the
spread of the flames, was damaged to
the extent of $15,000. This was the only
loss they sustained, as the steamer
Phoenicia, contrary to reports, was not
even scorched.
The warehouses of Palmer Campbell,
houses E, F, G and H, were burned. Mr.
Campbell said that he could not give
a definite estimate of his losses, but
the damage to buildings alone would
amount to at least $50,000, and the con
tents to $1,250,000. . -
One lighter containing' 5,000 bags of
sugar was destroyed, the loss being $27,
000. Eight barges and eleven canal boats
were either burned or sunk with their
cargoes. Total valuation, $125,000.
The Hoboken Shore railroad had a
number of cars burned and other prop
erty damaged. Loss, $7,000.
Minor losses on floating property,
burned at the fire proper or set on fire
by burning driftwood, will amount to
about $20,000
The personal losses sustained by those
aboard the steamships can simply be
surmised, as there is no way of ascer
taining this at the present time.
Freight Manager Bonner said that the
Main had about 5.000 tons of cargo in
her hold. Of this there were 2,000 tons
of grain. ,1000 tons of slag, about 3,000
bales of cotton and considerable gen
eral merchandise.
The Saale had a full cargo, including
copper and general merchandise, but
the Bremen had hardly any cargo
aboard of her.
"I believe." Mr. Bonner said, "that
the loss to the cargo on ttie three ships
will exceed $1,000,000. As to the loss of
cargo on the piers, it is difficult to es
timate, for there was both inward and
outward bound cargo there."
It is estimated that from 300 to 400
persons were injured and taken to the
different hospitals in this city, Jersey
City and Hoboken.
Many of them were found to be not
seriously hurt, and were discharged.
Many others are believed to be so seri
ously injured that they may not re
New York, July 2. Divers and wreck
ers are still hard at work on the burned
North German Lloyd steamers. It is
believed that there are yet many bodies
to be recovered from the Saale and two
large wrecking derricks are alongside
her removing the bent and twisted
pieces of heavy iron that cover her hold.
The injured in the Jersey City hospitals
were reported to be doing well this
morning, but several are not yet out of
New York, July 2. Many small boats
filled with men were about the ruins
of the burned piers today searching for
bodies. The marine underwriters, the
authorities of Hoboken and the steam
ship authorities, are all making an in
vestigation to discover the origin of the
fire. If they have discovered the real
cause they have not made it public. The
common report is that the bale of cotton
which was first discovered in flames
was set on fire by spontaneous com
bustion, although it is possible that
some one may have carelessly thrown a
lighted cigarette or cigar among the
cotton. Smoking, however, was strict
ly prohibited among the workmen on
the pier.
As yet no definite idea is obtainable
as to the extent of the loss of the in
surance companies, but it may be safe
ly estimated that the marine insurance
alone will not be below $5,000,000. Prac
tically every one of the score or so of
marine companies is more or less affect
ed, the fire being almost altogether of
marine risk character.
President McKinley Begins Ad
ministering Affairs From
Canton, O., July 2. President McKin
ley was astir early this morning and
after an 8 o'clock breakfast was in his
office attending to public business. The
mails over Sunday brought many com
munications from Washington which
were attended to here and a number of
commissions were signed early in the
forenoon. The president, Mrs. McKin
ley and Dr. Rixey went for a drive, tak
ing a turn-about the city and along
some of the country roads.
$2.50 AND $5.00
At a 5 Per Cent. Discount for Cask
Money refunded any time on
presentation of book.
'Phone 153. 625 Jackson St
tContinued from the First Page.l
any other nation may do. Some urge
that an explicit plank relating to bi
metallism be omitted. Why not, then,
omit an explicit plank relating to
trusts? The Chicago platform con
tained an anti-trust plank. Why should
the convention of 1900 be content with
a mere reaffirmation of the Chicago
platform so far as bimetallism is con
cerned, and yet adopt a specific plank
relating to trusts? Some will say that
because of a Erowth of trusts under
this administration a specific anti-trust
plank is necessary. That is true. It
Is equally true in the opinion of demo
crats whom I have the honor in part to
reprosent, that because of the power
under this administration of the money
trust the greatest of them all an ex
plicit plank on the money question is
of the highest importance. The Chicago
platform favored arbitration and de
nounced government by injunction, and
yet. gentlemen who urge that the money
question be dealt with only by way of
general reaffirmation do not think of
objecting to an explicit pledge on these
"We do not agree that it is politics
to avoid the great principle to which
Mr. Bryan's efforts have so largely de
veloped. If we are to have a dodge for
a platform, then let us have a dodger
for a candidate. But if we are to nomi
nate a man who believes in being ex
plicit in his pledges to the people, then
let us adopt a platform that will be con
sistent with the character and record
of the candidate."
Wants Chicago Platform Reaffirmed
a3 a Whole.
Kansas City, July 2. "Maine is in
favor of the reaffirmation of the Chi
cago platform as a whole," said L. M.
Staples of that state, upon the arrival
of the delegation this morning. "We
want IS to 1, and we think that is the
best way of getting it."
When told that a movement was on
foot among some of the eastern delega
tions to consider the advisability of carrying-the
fight against 16 to 1 upon the
floor of the convention, Mr. Staples de
clared positively that Maine would take
no part in any such fight unless there
was a decided change of heart on the
present delegation and he considered
such a change as extremely Improbable.
The state has no choice for vice pres
ident, he said, but in all probability
will follow the lead of New York state
if it agrees upon a suitable man.
Many of the Delegates Anxious to
Carry Out the Leader's Wishes.
Kansas City, Mo., July 2.--Senator
Money of Mississippi was among the
early arrivals today. He will probably
represent his state in the committee on
platform. "I am for the reaffirmation
of the Chicago platform," he said, "for
a strong plank in denunciation ot im
perialism, for the denunciation of the
trusts and the gold standard law and
for the severe condemnation of the "ras
cality in Cuba. I want an especially
strong declaration on imperialism."
Representative Francis G. Newlands
was the first member of the Nevada del
egation to arrive. The other members
are expected to reach here tonight or
"Nevada will not be captious about
any part of the platform," said he. "We
will do that which Mr. Bryan wants
done. If it is his desire that a plank
specifically declaring for the free coin
age of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1
should be inserted in the platform, it
will be done. I am inclined to think that
it is a splitting of hairs to note a differ
ence between a simple reaffirmation of
the Chicago financial plank and a spec
ific declaration for free coinage at the
ratio of 16 to 1. The one would mean
the same as the other. Hence, either
would be satisfactory to Nevada."
"What position will Nevada take on
the vice presidency?"
"I have no means of knowing how the
other delegates feel," replied Mr. New
lands. "Personally I am in favor of the
nomination of Mr. Towne. He is a close
friend of Mr. Bryan and stands for ev
erything that he stands for; he Is one of
the most accomplished orators in the
country; and he is the man we want to
send in to the east to demonstrate to
the people there that Bryan Democracy
is just what Lincoln Republicanism was.
My belief is that he would add strength
to the ticket throughout the country."
Either a simple reaffirmation of
the Chicago platform or the leaving
out altogether of the 16 to 1 plank is
favored by the members of the Alaska
delegation who arrived here today. "We
are all silver people, of course," said Mr.
Williams, of Juneau, "but we believe it
is for the interests of the party to drop
that issue. Big business men out on the
coast with whom we have talked say
they will vote for Bryan and contribute
willingly to his campaign fund if the 16 to
1 issue is dropped, and we think it "is
good politics to act accordingly."
For vice president, the delegates fa
vor a New York man. either Congress
man Sulzer or David B. Hill.
Sensational Story Brought by Dele
gates Who Went to Lincoln.
Kansas City. July 2. Since the return
of some of the democratic leaders who
went to Lincoln to see Mr. Bryan a
story with decidedly sensatfonal feat
ures has been in circulation. According
to the statement made, if the commit
tee on resolutions reports simply an en
dorsement of the Chicago platform,
without reiterating 16 to 1, Mr. Bryan
may come here and go before the con
vention and offer an amendment and
make a speech in favor of his favorite
ratio. Should the convention fail to
act favorably on his amendment it is
said he would be compelled to decline
the nomination on the floor of the con
vention. KILL RETURNS.
Refuses to Say What Was Talked
About at Lincoln.
Kansas City, Mo., July 2. Former
Governor David B. Hill returned from
Lincoln, Neb., at 1:20 this afternoon and
went immediately to his apartments in
the Coates House. He declined to dis
cuss his conference with Mr. Bryan,
saying that he' might have something
to say later in the day. He would not
say what his conference with Mr. Bryan
related to. "I am tired and hungry,"
said he, "and do not care to talk at
this time."
In Mr. Hill's apartments awaiting his
arrivel were Eliot Danforth and Repre
sentatives Fitzgerald and Rupert of
New York, and a number of other vis
itors. Mr. Hill begged to be excused.
All Favor the Nomination of Towne
For Second Place.
Kansas City. Mo., July 2. United
States Senators Harris, Allen and Heit
feld, all Populists, arrived today and
will remain during the convention as
spectators. All of them favor the nom
ination of Towne for vice president. "I
think Mr. Towne decidedly the best vote
getter that can be named," said Senator
Harris, "but I doubt whether the con
vention will have the wisdom to accept
him. My opinion is that the nomination
will go to either Indiana or New York."
"I have no idea," said Senator Allen,
"what the situation is. I have yet had
no time to discuss the matter with those
in position to know. It is a little early
too, to make a forecast for the proba
ble action of the convention. It is like
ly, however, that it will be guided to a
considerable extent at least, by the
wishes of Mr. Bryan, if he cares to make
known what his wishes are. The situa
tion which now appears to be somewhat
chaotic, will clear up materially.I think,
before the convention is called to or-dar."
Mr. Bryan Eas Turned the Tide in
. His Favor.
Kansas City, July 2. The interest
which Mr. Bryan takes in the re-election
of Senator Jones as chairman of
the national committee will no doubt
result in his selection. The contest that
was inaugurated against Jones has been
practically abandoned.
Two Minnesota Delegates Arrive.
Kansas City, July 2. Among the late
arrivals were both delegates at large of
Minnesota. Mr. Rossin is the private
secretary of Governov Lind and chair
man of the state central committee and
Mr. O'Brien is the Minnesota member of
the national committee. They are sim
ply in advance of the Minnesota dele
gation which is not expected to arrive
before Tuesday night.
The Minnesota delegation was in
structed for Towne for vice president
and both Mr. Rossin and Mr. O'Brien
are enthusiastic in the advocacy of his
nomination. Mr. Rossin will place Mr.
Towne in nomination.
Mayor McGuire. of Syracuse, passed
through the city today enroute to Lincoln
to call upon Mr. Bryan. Before he left
Syracuse, he received a telegram from
Mr. Bryan 'requesting him - to come to
Lincoln before he went to the conven
tion. Mayor McGuire favors the nomi
nation of former Governor Hill for vice
Chicago Mayor's Boom Starts
For Kansas City on Wheels.
Chicago, July 2. The Cook county
democratic club left at 2 o'clock today
for Kansas City in a special Burlington
train of fourteen Pullman "sleepers be
decked with bunting. Besides the 250
members of the club, there was a band
of fifty pieces, numerous friends of the
club from "down the state" and a large
and vociferous Harrison vice presiden
tial boom.'
"Iowa is with ns," said James Todd,
who is the democratic candidate for
attorney general of Illinois. "We are
with Harrison. It would be easy to
unite on him, and I think he'll get it;
even though he says he don't want it."
As the train moved out the air was
made to resound with cries of "Bryan
and Harrison." Big placards fastened
to some of the cars, bore these words,
and each man wore a button with the
same announcement.
Mayor Harrison, accompanied by A.
S. Trude, Robert William and Ben Ca
ble, all delegates at large, occupied a
special car.
The demonstrations of his friends in
the other coaches he greeted with a
quiet, pleased sort of smile. Aside from
wishing to see him the nominee for vice
president, his friends want to see him
made chairman of the Illinois delegation
and also of the committee on resolu
Topeka Pastor Placed on Christ
ian Ticket With Dr. Swallow.
Davenport, la., July 2. The executive
committee of the United Christian party
met here and chose the Rev. Charles
M. Sheldon of Topeka, Kan., as candi
date for vice president in place of John
G. Wooley, who declined to run. Mr.
Sheldon is thus slated as running mate
for the Rev. S. C. Swallow of Harris
burg, Pa. The committee states that
the author of "In His Steps" knew that
his name would be considered and gave
assurance that he will not decline the
place on the ticket,
Letting Loose a Deluge Upon
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Property Damage Estimated in
Hundred Thousands.
Grand Rapids, Mich., July 2. The res
ervoir of the city waterworks system
burst today, letting loose a deluge of
more than 100,000,000 gallons of water
upon a thickly populated district on the
hillside immediately beneath. The dam
age is estimated at hundreds of thou
sands of dollars. Houses and barns
were washed away, others were badly
damaged and a district three blocks
square was partly wrecked.
None of the houses in that district
escaped damage. Many are filled with
sand. The Grand Trunk railway tracks
were undermined so that trains had to
be sent around by the Pere Marquette.
Mrs. William Cooper, aged 30, was
swept away by the flood and buried in
a mass of sand and wreckage. Her in
juries may prove fatal. Her husband
was also badly injured. A number of
others sustained minor injuries. The
district swept by the flood- is occupied
by the houses of workingmen, and the
losses are consequently thi more deeply
felt. "
Kansans Insist on Chicago Plat
form Being Reaffirmed.
Special to the State Journal.
Kansas City, July 2. The Kansas del
egation to the Democratic convention
have taken the position that the nation
al platform shall reaffirm the Chicago
platform in general terms only, contain
ing no specific reference to 16 to 1. A
reaffirmation of the Chicago platform
would mean 16 to 1 at long range but the
Kansans have taken a stand against re
writing the financial plank. This posi
tion is in direct opposition to the wishes
of Bryan who demands 16 to 1 refer
ence. Four Kansans, Overmyer, Johnson,
Pepperel and Brandenburg say the
Kansans will not recede from, this position.
(Continued from First Page.)
was. turned toward me. It was one mass
of blood, and thisadded horrible fierce
ness to the look he gave me.
" You go to hell,' he said as he struck
out on a run up the hill."
When the laughter following the
story died away. Governor Roosevelt
"I couldn't forget such a fellow, and
I got him a commission in the regular
army.. He's now in the Philippines."
Still another illustration of hcrw well
Governor Roosevelt remembers his men
was given before the train reached To
peka. -
' Unittd States Marshal Hammer of
the Indian Territory was Introduced to
the hero of San Juan, and immediately
on hearing the name he asked:
"Wls Jack Hammer your son?"
"Yes, sir, Jack's my son," said the
elder Hammer. "Do you remember him,
"Do I remember him. Well, I guess I
do. Jack was sick in the hospital out
side of Santiago, but when he heard we
were" about to attack the city, he got
out of bed and staggered into the ranks.
I knew we left him- in the hospital and
when I saw him with his company I
asked him what it meant.
" 'You don't think I'm going to let
you have some fun without me, do you,'
he said.
When the train pulled into Lawrence
it was some time before the crowd suf
ficiently subsided to allow Congressman
Bowersock to introduce Governor
"Fellow Citizens " commenced the
"Hurrah for Theodore Roosevelt!"
yelled someone in the crowd.
The governor smiled and bowed. "Fel
low citizens." he commence again.
"Three cheers for Teddy, the Rough
Rider!" shouted another admirer.
Again Governor Roosevelt smiled and
bowed. "If you will please keep still
a minule or two I have something to
say to you," he said, good naturedly.
Thus admonished, the crowd refrained
from further noise, and President Mc
Kinley's running mate said:
"I'm glad today to have the opportun
ity to talk to Kansans because it was
Kansas which had the most to do with
nominating me for the position of vice
president. I understand that Lawrence
13 the home of many members of the
famous Twentieth Kansas regiment,
and for this reason I am particularly
happy in talking to Lawrence people.
A year ago at the reunion of Rough
Riders we drank the. health of the
Twentieth Kansas and gave three cheers
for your famous fighting regiment. The
only thing we regretted about it was
the fact that we Rough Riders did not
have the opportunity to be side by side
with the Kansas boys In their campaign
in the Philippines.
"There is but one body that I place
before the Twentieth Kansas regiment,
and in this preference I am certain the
boys of the Kansas regiment agree with
me. That is the Grand Army of the
Republic, the men who fought in the
big war. Our war wasn't a big war
because it didn't have to be a big war.
It was just a little police duty, and we
did it rieht up to the handle.
"I'm not talking politics," continued
the governor, "but I am talking plain
Americanism "
"That's what republicanism is, said
an enthusiastic young man. standing
directlv beside the platform.
"Good!" exclaimed Roosevelt. "Young
man give me your hand," and he
reached down and shook the proffered
hand heartily.
"However, I have to talk the princi
ples in which I believe," he resumed,
"and I believe these principles are at
stake in the election in this state next
fall. I see here some students for the
Haskell Indian school, and it might be
pertinent at this time for me to call
your attention to the fact that they are
representatives of the people over whom
Kansas expanded."
Between Lawrence and Topeka Gov
ernor Roosevelt sat inside the car, and
his seat on the platform was taken by
Lieutenant Crosby, who like the colonel
of the Rough Riders wears a campaign
hat and eye glasses. As the train pass
ed the small stations on the way to To
peka many people congregated on the
platforms took Lieut. Cosby for gover
nor Roosevelt, and waved hands, hats
and handkerchiefs at him. The younger
Rough Rider simply smiled at the dem
onstrations and did not attempt to im
personate his former superior officer by
answering the demonstrations.
During the trip into Topeka Chairman
Albaugh, of the Republican state com
mittee, formally invited Governor
Roosevelt to attend the G. A. R. reun
ion at Hutchinson the last week in Sep
tember. Governor Roosevelt said he
was heartily in favor of doing so, if the
matter could be arranged with the na
tional committee. The reunion of the
Twentieth Kansas regiment is to be held
at the same time, and Chairman Al
baugh told the governor that there
would be 30,000 people in attendance if it
could be announced that he would be
present. He also said that his visit at
that time would be great benefit in a
political way.
Asked by J. R. Burton if he was rec
ompiled to his nomination as vice presi
dent; Governor Roosevelt said:
"I'm delighted with the state of af
fairs now. All I want is to be used to
the best possible advantage in assuring a
Republican victory next fall."
"In an interview recently," said Bur
ton, "you said the nomination for vice
president meant oblivion to a weak man
and prominence to a strong man."
"That's right," said Governor Roose
velt emphatically."That's the way to put
When asked to explain why the Dem
ocrats could not carry New York state,
Governor Roosevelt simply smiled and
"Because the Republicans are going
to carry it."
The speeches made by Governor
Roosevelt on his return trip
will be essentially political in character.
On the way to Topeka this morning he
said to Governor Stanley:
"Do you folks want men to make po
litical speeches on the Fourth?"
"Use your own judgment about that,"
said Governor Stanley.
"Then I'll talk expansion,", said Gov
ernor Roosevelt.
"That's means Republicanism," said
Governor Stanley.
"Well then I'll talk Republicanisfh,"
said the New York executive.
Governor Roosevelt stated this morn
ing that he never had any intention of
resigning the governorship of New York.
"My term expires on January 1, and I
shall hold the office until that time," he
"That'll be just the right time to give
up the position," some one remarked.
Roosevelt smiled broadly and nodded
his head. "Yes, that will be just the
right time," he said.
On board the special Governor Roose
velt was asked to settle a dispute re
garding the correct way of pronouncing
his name.
"It is pronounced as though the
'Roose' spelled 'Rose, " he said.
Follows Husband's Footsteps.
Lillie Jordan, the wife of "Pie" Jor
dan, who is under sentence to a term
in the penitentiary for stealing a quilt,
was arrested charged w'.th stealing a
skirt from Mrs. Christian's boarding
house in North Topeka.
"Continued from -First' "Pasfe,? V "
arrived at Pekin or not the message
from Yung Lu describing the critical
situation at Pekin and urging the in
stant advance of the foreign troops
shows that at least one faction is
ready- to welcome them and join in op
posing Prince Tuan's anti-foreign agita
tion. The latter is said to have accom
plished another revolution at the palace
by placing his own son (heir, apparent)
on the throne after seizing or driving
out the dowager empress and emperor.
He hopes to derive advantage from
these international complications.
Though practically all the news tend to
establish the accuracy of the dispatches
announcing von Ketteler's murder, some
people find a ray of hope in the fact that
Sir Robert Hart, the inspector general
of customs telegraphing on the subject
of the situation of the legations after
the alleged date of the murder, did not
mention it.
New York, July 2. A dispatch to the
Tribune from London says:
Official dispatches, given out by .the
admiralty, show that a foreign force of
14,200 officers and men has landed, at
Taku and that the river route has been
opened to Tien Tsin, where -Admiral
Seymour still remains as commander of
the foreign contingent. This force has
89 field and machine guns and. is. capr
turing arsenals, blowing up forts and
shelling Chinese positions and mobs. All
these acts of war are committed by the
eight powers whose official representa
tives have refused to leave the capital
and have jointly warned the Tsung Li
Yamen that it will be held responsible
for their safety and that of all. foreign
ers in China. It is not yet known
whether the allied forces are -moving
from Tien Tsin toward Pekin, but it is
plain that their march will be opposed
by Chinese regulars and swarms -of
boxers and that their advance will in
crease the dangers of the legations arid
enkindle revolt in middle and southern
Berlin, July 2. PrivyvCouncillor Ham
mann informed the correspondent of
the Associated Press today that the offi
cial dispatch announcing Baron von
Ketteler's assassination was received
here early today. It was based upon a
direct written message conveyed from
Pekin and signed by Von Bergen, a
member of the German legation at
Pekin and Sir Robert Hart, the inspec
tor general of customs. It was address
ed to the commander of the European
forces at Tien Tsin and was forwarded
June 29 by Consul Zimmerman to the
German consul at Che Foo. The message
contained a number of interesting de
tails. Baron von Ketteler while riding
on horseback to the Tsung Li Yamen
(foreign office) was attacked by large
numbers of Chinese wno pulled him off
his horse and beat him to death.
An interpreter who was with him was
seriously injured, but escaped and sub
sequently reached the German legation
Herr Hammann supposes that there
was more bloodshed a, the legation, the
destruction of which he declares he was
more alarming, because the message
adds that the conditions of the whites
in Pekin was desperate and aid was
imperatively needed. It was also an
nounced that the ammunition was al
most exhausted.
When Herr Hammann was asked
whether the course of Germany or that
of the other powers toward China will
be altered by the assassination of Baron
von Ketteler, he replied that he was un
able to answer the question because Count
von Buelow, the minister of foreign af
fairs, left here yesterday evening to
meet Emperor William at Wilhelms
haven before the alarming news was
received here. He supposed Count von
Buelow will forego his, vacation and re
main in Berlin.
Herr Hammann was also asked if the
Chinese minister here would be given
his passports but the privy councillor
did not reply.
Paris.. July 2. The French consul at
Tien Tsin telegraphs under date of June
26 as follows:
"Several shells were fired into the
town yesterday evening, one faUing on
the French consulate and seriously
damaging the building without injur
ing the residents,
"The secretary of the consulate, who
was acting as road surveyer for the
town and two French sailors, were kill
ed at the town hall."
BLE. Berlin, July 2. The consular body at
Tien Tsin have unanimously proposed
to the governments as the sole means
of saving the foreigners at Pekin that
the united powers should inform the
Chinese authorities that the graves of
the ancestors of the imperial family
at Pekin will be destroyed if the for
eigners at Pekin, especially the mihis
ters, are harmed.
It is understood that Great Britain
is not disposed ,to adhere to the pro
Tsin Tiechoo, July 2. The German
engineers on the'Shang Tung railway
have been forced to abandon their work
owing to disturbances between Kiao Ho
and Wei He Hsin. The foreigners who
were plundered by regular soldiery
managed to reach a place of safety af
ter a running fight in which many
Chinese were killed.
London. July 2. A special dispatch
from Shanghai containing another
version of Yung Lu's message Is that It
was an appeal to the Tao Tai Shong to
send help. Yung Lu is further said to
have declared that he and the dowager
empress had been seeking to protect
Europeans and legations, but that
Prince Tuan usurped the imperial power
June 20, since which the soldiers had
refused to obey Yung Lu. The latter is
also said to have stated that Tuan per
sonally ordered the attack on the for
eigners at Pekin.
A gentleman recently cured of dyspepsia
gave the following appropriate rendering
of Burns' famous blessing: "Some have
moat and can not eat, and some have
none that want it: but we have meat and
we can eat Kodol Dyspepsia Cure be
thanked." This preparation will digest
what you eat. It .instantly relieves and
radically cures indigestion and all stom
ach disorders. At all drug stores.
The law holds both maker and clrru
lator of a counterfeit equally guilty. The
dealer who sells you a dangerous counter
feit of DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve ri-ks
your life to make a little larger profit.
You cannot trust him. DeWitt's is the
only genuine and original Witch Ha?el
Salve, a well known cure for piles and
all skin diseases. See that your dealer
gives you DeWitt's Salve. At all drug
The Union Pacific have arranged for
extra equipment on all trains for Kan
sas City July 4th and special train will
leave Kansas City for Salina at 11 p. m.
in addition to usual evening trains.
Chicago, July 2. WHEAT Weakness at
Liverpool, more rain in the northwest yes
terday and today than that section had
enjoyed in the whole month preceeding,
and the unexpectedly heavy deliveries on
June contracts had a depressing effect on
the market early today. August opened
1 to le under Saturday at SOe to 80e
and sold to 79e. At the decline there was
a better demand and August recovered- to
79c. Receipts here were 92 cars, two of
contract grade.
The market later broke under liquida
tion and the slack demand, and closed
weak, August 3e under Saturday at
77c. New York, reported 25 loads taken
for exports and the visible decreased
1,637.000 bushels. - ,
CORN Corn opened weak, August
4?ic down at 42 to 41c In sympathy
with wheat and because of favorable crop
prospects as shown by the morning's ad
vices. At the decline there was a fair de
mand and the market steadied, August
reacting to 421ic. Receipts were 1,000 carsj
In view of the wheat weakness corn was
steady, August closing (iic under Sat
urday at 43c.
OATS Oats Were weak under Improved
crop reports and in sympathy with wheat.
PROVISIONS The provisions market
was easy in sympathy with wheat and ,
large hog receipts, opening prices ranging
from 2 to 12c down.
FLAX Cash: N. W., $1.80: S. W., $1.80;
September, $1.44; October, $1.25.
Chicago Livestock Market.
Chicago, July 2. CATTT.E Receipts,
21.000: steady to strong; good to prima
steers, J5.20fj5.SO: poor to medium, $4.5ViJ
6.10: stockers and feeders, $2.50i4.70: cows,
2.9O-j4.40; heifers. $3.004.85; canners. $2.00
fe2.75: bulls, J2.5ixg4.40: calves, $4.5otft; .60.
HOGS Receipts, 40.000; 510 cents lower;
top, $5.20. Mixed and butchers', S5.G0-it-6.25:
good to choice heavy, $5.H-fi5.20: rough
heavy, $4.95!i5.05: light, $4.95&5.17; bulk of
sales. $5.1ii5.17.
SHEEP Receipts, 19,000: steady. Good
to choice wethers, $4.25''a 4.90: fair to choice
mixed. $3.254.25; western sheep, $4.10t4.75;
western lambs, $5.5t&.00; spring lambs,
$5.00(56.75. .
Kansas City LivestockMarketl
Kansas City, Mo., July 2. CATTLE
Receipts, 6.001; market steady to shade
lower. Native steers, $4.25''(5.40: Txaa
steers, $4.00f;4.ft0; Texas cows. $2.75''3.75;
native cows and heifers, $1. 514.75; stock- 1
ers and feeders. $3.504.75: bulls, $2.50'r3.95.
HOGS Receipts. 5.000; market SijlO cents
lower. Bulk of sales, $4.9o'(5.07: heavv,
SSOonSOG: packers, $4.95'u5.10: mixed. $4.!'5
H5.07: light. S4.9oli5.05; yorkers, $5,00
5.06: pig, $4.754i4.95. - "
SHEEP Receipts. 3.000; market steady;
lambs, $4.6CX&6.50; muttons, $3.004.75.
Kansas City Produce Market.
Kansas City, Mo., July 2.-WHEAT-Julv,
6t'ie: September, 697e. Cash: No. 2
hard. 71t724c: No. 3, 60 71c; No. 2 red,
7Ui 77c: No. 3. 731 75c.
CORN September, 39c. Cash: No. 2
mixed, 394jc; No. 2 white, 40a41c;-No.
3, 40c. -
OATS No. 2 v-: "J.e, 26c. -
RYE No. 2. 58c.
HAY Choice timothy, $10.0010.50; choice
prairie. $7.00'!! 7.50.
BUTTER Creamery, l&Slgc; uauy, 14c
EGGS Fresh, 8&llc.
Topeka Markets Today.
Topeka, July 2.
COWS $2.5003.50.
DRY LOT STr:ERS-$4.00fT4.SO.
DRY LOT HEIFERS $3-0063.75.
LIGHT $4.654.S5.
MEDIUM AND HEAVY $4. 75 4.90.
NO. 2 WHEAT 6Uc.
NO. 2 CORN 35c.
NO. 2 OATS 22c.
HAY $5.00.
EGGS 9 cents.
CHICKENS 66 cent.
Topeka Hide Market.
Topeka, July 2.
Based on Chicago and Boston quota
tions. The following are net prices paid
in Topeka this week :
NO. 1 TALLOW-3'tc.
Market Gossio.
Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission
Merchant, 112 East Fifth street. Topeka,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
Kansas City receipts: Wheat, 199 cars;
corn, 60 cars; oats, 20 cars. Last year
Wheat, 166 cars; corn, 53 cars; oats, 9
Northwest receipts of wheat: Minneap
olis, 312 cars, Duluth, 20 cars. Last year
was a holiday.
Kansas City receipts: Wheat, 115 cars;
corn, 41 cars: oats, 12 cars. Last year
Wheat, 142 cars: corn, 49 c'ars: oats. 4 cars.
Liverpool: Wheat ld lower; corn, d
Chicago receipts: Wheat, 92 cars, graded
2: corn, 1.008 cars, graded 391; oats, 344
cars, graded 9 cars.
Holiday last year at Duluth and Min
neapolis. Omaha: Hogs. 6.000; cattle, 3.500.
Visible supply: Wheat, increased 918.000;
corn, decreased 1,143,000; oats. Increased
Total visible supply: Wheat, 46.442.000;
corn, 11,019.000: oats, 6.876.000.
Closing cables: Wheat, 1 to 2d lower;
corn, to d lower for the day.
New York Money Market.
New York, July 2. MONEY Money on
call steady at 1 per cent. Prime mercan
tile paper, 3ft4 per cent. Sterling ex
change steady with actual business in
banker's bills at $4.86H for demand and at
$4.S33i for sixty davs. Posted rates, $4.84'i
Si4 K5 and $4.S7-:-; commercial bills. ti.XWiVt,.
SILVER Silver certificates, 6iysHe.c;
bar silver, 61Vic: Mexican dollars 48V;C.
BONDS Government bonds irregular.
Butter Market.
New York. July 2. BUTTER Unset
tled, creamery, 17iSrl9ic.
Sugar Market.
New York, July 2. SUGAR Raw
strong: fair refining. 4 3-16c bid: centrifu
gal. 96 test, 4 ll-16c bid.
Range of Prices.
Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission
Merchant. 112 East Fifth street. Topeka.
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
Chicago, July 2.
Article. Open High Low Close Sat.
July ...79H-79H 77 77 80Vi-?4
Aug. ... S0VH 4 773i 774 81
Sept ... bOTi 8074 78 7S?
July ... 41-14 42 4114 41i 424
Aug. ... 42 42:i 41T4 4214 42-
Sept ... 42- 43 42V4 42
July ... 234 V, 23 23H 234
Aug. ... 23ft 5i 23 23V4 5fll4
Sept ... 24 24 23'4 23V- ....
Julv ...12 35 12 65 12 35 12 55 12 52
Sept ...12 60 12 75 12 50 12 75 12 72
Julv ... 6 70 6 72 6 65 6 65 6 77
S(-.'t ...6 So-SO 6 90 6 80 6 i2-S5 6 92
Julv ...6 95 7 00 6 92 7 00 7 00
Sept ... 6 97 7 05 6 97 7 02 7 05
July ... 70 70' 684 6S4 71H
Sept ... 72 72 69"4 & TJi
July 3914 3ft
Sept ... 40 40 39 39 40
Ran pes of Prices on Stocks.
Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission
Merchant, 112 East Fifth street, Topeka,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
New York, July 2.
Stocks. I On niiliehi Low iCl'sei Sat.
People's Gas ..
Am. Tobacco ..
A. S. & W
B. R. T
Federal Steel ..
C. B. & Q
C, R. I. & P...
C. M. & St. P..
Atchison com..
Atchison pfd ..
Western Union
Mo. Pacific ....
U. Pac. pfd ...
U. Pac. com ...
Atchison adj ..
N. Y. Central..
S3. Pac. pfd ..
C. C. C
C. & O
Readirg pfd ...
B. & O
T. C. & I
N. Pac. pfd
N. Pac. com....
L & N
C. & G. W
114 115 1134 11434:114
97H S,s 97,4 97"s 9'".
?94 (-2 r 8UVs 92 ! 90
31 324 31 31if 30
5t bfi 64 5i I 54
32 33 31 32V 31
12fV, I!'-, 1234 125 13
V6 304 1( jl'-M
10,. Ill W.. 111;110
24 26 25 2V 25
70 72 70 72V, 71
86 8S 86 87 :
791-4 80 79 80 79
47 4t 47 49 48
71 72 71 721 71
49 51 49 61 50
83 S3. 83 Si! SI
127 12X 127V 128!l2:
32 32 31 32l 324
57 57 57 57 57
24 25 24 25'i 2"
5S F.9V4 68 69 1 5t-.
71 72 71 72 71
68 70 68 6i 67
70 71 70 71
50 52 50 52 51
74 74 73 7: 74
11 11 10, 10SI 10ft

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