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5 PART J. t PART 1. Pages I to 8. J Pages J to 8. J LAST EDITION. SATUBDAY EVESTKG. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JULY 7, 1900. SATURDAY EVENING. THREE CENTS. ENGLANDJLAYS While Her Soldiers Are Shed dins Their Blood Under the Tropical Sun of Africa and in Asia. BIG ROW IS STARTED By Astor's Course Toward a Member of Aristocracy. Whole Matter Turned Over to Prince of Wales. (Copyright, 1900, the Associated Press.) London, July 7. Truly Great Britain Is the land of sport. British soldiers are fighting a barbarous enemy in the far east, in a dramatic endeavor to save the lives of some of theif fellow coun trymen and maintain their country's prestige; British soldiers are engaged in a similar task in Ashanti, where Brit ish officers, women and children are in danger of being massacred by revolted savages, and a quarter of a million Britishers are still grappling with the stupendous military and civil difficul ties that must be overcome before South Africa is pacified. Yet at home, racing, cricket, running, rowing, polo, tennis and athletic contests of all descriptions hold practically undiminished sway over public interest. It is true that Henley week, as a so cial occasion, has been more slimly at ' tended than for years past and the gorgeous summer toilets did not blos som as usual on the banks of the Thames. But while society deserted Henley there was no diminution in the quality of the rowing or in the interest of those who watch Henley for its sporting rather than for its social fea tures. The war and the weather were chiefly responsible for society's absence from the great river carnival. The be ginning of the week was so wretchedly wet and cold that many persons can celled their projected trips. The Oxford-Cambridge cricket match did not suffer from these causes. It attracted enthusiasts in as large numbers as ever, and for several days the under graduate and his sister, mother and other attachments has been ubiquitous throughout London. The international athletics and polo are also looked for ward to with keen interest. What with such large athletic contingents at pres ent from the United States, an annual convention ' of the largest engineer or ganization in 'America holding its meet ings within the shadow of Westminster 'Abbey, the hundreds of excursionists who, on their way to Parts, pay a fly ing visit to England, to say nothing of those who regularly cross the Atlantic for a European holiday, it is almost im possible to go anywhere without meet ing Americans. They are omnipresent. Over fifty Americans who were anxious to attend the Fourth of July banquet had to celebrate the day by themselves, owing to lack of space. CHOATE'S RECEPTION. The fourth reception of the United States ambassador, Mr. Joseph H. Choate. for Americans was more crowd ed than remembered , in the history of the American embassay. A curious fea ture was the presence of a man who strolled past the flunkeys and said: "How d' you do" to Mrs. Choate, with out removing his hat, and still with his head covered sat down in the drawing room, full of American women, and be gan to puff a lighted cigar. After a futile attempt to engage the ambassa dor in conversation, this individual left, not in the. slightest put out because such a course had already been sug-. gested to him. . Mr. William Waldorf Astor's recent paragraph in his own paper, the Pall Mall Gazette, saying that Captain Sir Berkley Milne, of the naval and mili tary club, Piccadilly, formerly com mander of the royal yacht Osborne and & well known club man," attended a con cert at the Astors without an invita tion, is making a. great commotion in London society, and threatens to seri ously affect Mr. Astor's position therein. It seems that Captain Milne was dining at the house of a well known lady, who asked him to go with her party to the Astor concert. This is daily done in London, and Captain Milne unhesitat ingly accepted. On arriving, Mr. Astor. instead of shaking hands with the captain asked the latter his name. Milne told him and said that Lady brought him with her party. Mr. Astor responded that he had not the pleasure of his acquaintance, requested him to leave and added that he would insert a notice in the newspapers. Captain Milne re tired in confusion and, from the naval and military club, the same night sent Mr. Astor a letter of apology and ex pressed the hope that he would allow the matter to drop. In spite of this Mr. Astor, in his paper, the next after noon inserted as cabled to the Associ ated Press at the time the following paragraph: "We are desired to make known that the presence of Captain Sir Berkley Milne, of the naval and military club, Piccadilly, at Mr. Astor's concert last Thursday evening, was uninvited." FURIOUS AT ASTOR. " Captain Milne's many influential friends, who include the Duke of York, are furious, the duke and other naval officers regarding Mr. Astor's conduct as an insult to their profession as well as to a personal friend whose position in London society is unquestioned. The members of the naval and military club are also indignant at the fact that Mr. Astor dragged in the name of their club. The whole matter, with Captain Milne's letter, has been placed before the Prince of Wales and society is awaiting the next move. Lord Roberts' declination to allow troops to be withdrawn from South Africa for service in China is said to have come about this way: The secre tary of state for war. Lord Lansdowne, cabled Lord Roberts asking if he could spare a division and Roberts replied "Yes." Lord Lansdowne then selected a number of favorite officers who have been cooling their heels in the drawing rooms at home, for billets with the force. In the meanwhile Lord Roberts cabled suggesting that several of his tried commanders should accompany the division he was preparing, adding that if an army corps was needed he would like to go himself. These recom mendations put Lord Lansdowne in an awkward fix. Before he answered Lord Roberts' suggestions the latter heard from private sources that none of his seasoned lieutenants wa3 to go, but that "warriors who had fattened on the flesh pots of the" city" were coming out to take all commands la the expedition. XTopeka State 3ournal. INDEX OF TODAY'S PAPER. SATURDAY, JULY 7th, 1900. Weather predictions for the next 24 hours: For Kansas Showers and thunder storms tonight and possibly Sunday; con tinued high temperature; southerly winds, becoming variable. IMPORTANT NEWS AND FEATURES. Page. r 1 Today's London Cable Letter. Chinese Situation More Appalling, Democrats Moving on Lincoln. Gov. Leedy Loses Honey in Mines. Senator Hill Goes Home via St. Louis. Troops Go to Manila. McKinley Receives Delegates. Murder at Kingman This Morning. Hanna to Open Headquarters July 18. 2 Sporting Nawi. Kansas News. 3 Railroad News. Frost at Head of Kansas Exposition. Towne's Party Nomination Goes to Committee. 4 McKinley and Roosevelt Side by Side. Wheat Crop of Kansas. Church Announcements. Review of the Week. Late Telegraph and Local News. 5 Snap Shots at Home News. Society News. Abstractors Are Liable For Blunders. Sketch of Adlal E. Stevenson. 6 Official Council Proceedings. Death of Noble L. Frentls. Tlllotson Elected Free Silver Leader. 7 Wants and Miscellaneous Ads. Topeka Census Returns Criticized. Chemical Engine Runs Over Buggy. Fusion Forces Think Kansas Doubtful. 8 Senator Jones Re-elected Chairman. Populists Will Not Endorse Stevenson. Convention Gossip. 9 Chicago Man Insane From Heat. William Allea White Btudles Bryan. Topeka Society. New Parks For Topeka. 10 Working Hours Regulated. Absinthe Introduced in America. Ghosts That Haunt Royalty. 11 Theatrical News. Minnie Maddern Fiske is Booked. 12 Editorial. Book Reviews. Stories of The Town. 13 Timely Hints For Women. 14 Famous Women Astronomers. Fashions For Baby. Gowns and Novelties. IB Belgium to Advertise Its Industries. The Wireless Telegraph. World-wide Calamity Predicted. Worth 1,000 Millions. 16 Story: "Painted Out." Bears of Immense Size. Catching the Albatross. whereupon the little man promptly wired London that it was Impossible to send any troops at all out of South Africa, his previous decision being based on imperfect information, where upon Lord Roberts' army rejoiced and the war office was reluctantly obliged to abandon a scheme whereby it was hoped to mollify many distinguished peace-soldiers and their relations. There is no definite confirmation of this, but it is told with considerable circumstan tiality. The resignation of Lord Wemyss, the honorary colonel, and Colonel Eustace Balfour, the commanding officer of the crack London Scottish volunteers, as a result of their desire to protest against the government's treatment of the vol unteers in the service hasc reated a sen sation. Colonel Balfour is a brother of the celebrated minister of that name and Lord Wemyss has probably done more for this branch of Great Britain's defenses than any other man. The trou ble arose over the war office refusing to give a capitation grant to the Lon don Scottish because they were unable, owing to having 138 men at the front to put 50 per cent of their strength in camp for the manoeuvers. Lord Wemyss writing to Lord Lansdowne frankly tells him he has ignored the original in tention of the volunteer force and has changed its character and constitu tion. TELLER IS SATISFIED. If Bryan Can Not Win No One Can. tSpecial to the State Journal. Kansas City, July 7. In a conversa tion with the State Journal correspond ent. Senator H. M. Teller, said today: "The allied forces have nominated an excellent ticket, and in my humble judgment we will win. "There is one thing of which I am certain, and that is that if we can not win, with Bryan as our leader, there is no man in the Democratic or any other of the allied parties who can defeat the opposition, which has a vise like grip on the liberties of the people." MURDER AT KINGMAN. Douglass Walker by His Brother-in-Law Albert Boyle. Wichita, Kan..July 7. Douglas Walk er was shot and killed by his brother-in-law, Albert Boyle at Kingman this morning as the result of a family quar rel LELAND AND CHOKER. Two Men Who Are Very Much Alike in Disposition. Kansas City, July 7. In many respects, Cyrus Leland is the Richard Croker of Kansas, and Croker is the Leland of New York. The methods of the two men are similar. . No difference how important is that which the two men have in hand, neither shows signs of excitement nor loses his self-composure, . They are also gifted with similar abili ties. Leland and Croker seem to be able to be everywhere at all times and man age to keep in close touch with the move ments of friends and enemies. In victorv or defeat, neither shows signs of enthusi asm or depression. "Always the same." say the New Yorkers of Croker. This verdict was long ago rendered by the people of Kansas concerning Leland. STEEPEDJN BLOOD Situation in China More Appall ing With Each Report. Butchery of Foreigners and Native Christians Unceasing. CONGER'S LAST WORD. We Are Besieged Provisions Are Becoming Exhausted." Armed Force of 3,000 Russians Drops Out of Sight. Has Not Been Heard From For 24 Days. London, July 7. "The massacre of the foreign ministers, the women, the children and the Kuropean guard at Pekin after eighteen days of hopeless resistance is confirmed," says a dis patch from Shanghai, dated July 6, and received in London today. "When the ammunition and food were exhausted," continues the dispatch, "the Chinese fiends closed in upon the legations and butchered all those who remained alive. Afterwards they set fire to the legation buildings in which the remains of the victims were con sumed." The dispatch does not state the source from which the news of this confirmation is received, but it is thought that this is indicated by an other Shanghai dispatch, which states that the tao tao, or officer in charge of several departments, at Shanghai and vicinity now admits that no legation exists in Pekin. They are said to have been exterminated, and it is admitted that no foreigners have been left alive. Reports of the atrocities committed by Prince Tuan upon the Chinese are appalling. He had 4,000 leading Chinese butchered, it is said, for merely daring to petition him to control the orgy of blood and restrain his followers. The dispatch concludes with the an nouncement that Viceroy Chi Li Wang Wen Chao has been killed by the box ers. Reports from natives who left Pekin June 24 continue to arrive. They are to a large extent merely variations of the stories already published. A dispatch from Taku says that the last message from Mr. Edwin H. Conger, the United States minister at Pekin, brought there by runners, reads as follows: "We are besieged. The provisions are becoming exhausted and the situation is desperate. The relief force should advance and give us notice by signal." Runners also confirm the report of the burning of the native city of Pekin. The Che Foa correspondent of the Express, telegraphing on Thursday, says there is no longer any doubt that dis aster has overtaken the Russian force of 3,000 that left Tien Tsin for Pekin or June 11. The Russians had a full field gun complement and carried their own transports. As nothing has been heard from them for twenty-four days, it is assumed that they have been over whelmed. Trustworthy news is received to the effect that all the country to the northeast of Pekin is covered with the corpses of men and horses of the western garrisons. Fighting of a des perate character took place in the im mediate neighborhood of Tien Tsin on June 30. The Russian government announces that it will give Japan a free hand to apply military force in China. The terms of this consent are summarized in the subjoined dispatch from St. Petersburg, under date of July 6, in re ply to an inquiry from the Japanese cabinet regarding the dispatch of Jap anese troops to China to render aid to the foreigners in Pekin. The Russian government declared on May 27 that it left the Japanese government full lib erty of action in this connection, as the Tokio cabinet expressed its readiness to act on full agreement with the other powers. It is in consequence of this, no doubt, that Japan is preparing to embark 20, 000 more troops. Political considera tions that were thought to be influenc ing the action of the powers are thus laid aside for a moment, at least, by the government supposed to have the clearest purpose respecting China's fu ture. Japan's sending of troops can have little bearing on the fate of the foreigners in Pekin. Baron Hayashi, the new Japanese minister, who arrived in London on Fri day, said that ten days would probably be required for the carrying of troops to China. His dictated statements con tained these sentences: "If all the conditions Japan has asked were conceded, I see no reason why Japan should not undertake the task of suppressing the trouble. The powers are all agreed in wishing to put down the rebels, but it does not seem that they are agreed on tne means." BAD NEWS FROM TSUNG HUA. New York, July 7. A dispatch to the Journal and Advertiser from Che Foo says bad news has been received from the Methodist mission at Tsung Hua. The place was attacked by a band of Chinese and the settlement broken up. The Methodist native girl converts were carried away into captivity by the box ers after their preacher had been slain. Other converts who had incurred the hatred of the boxers fled without offer ing any resistance. This prevented a wholesale butchery, as the settlement of converts was greatly outnumbered. Pei Ta Ho, it is reported, is burned. The property of foreigners and native con verts to Christianity, is destroyed. Pao Ting Foo is safe. A report comes from apparently reliable sources that Chu Wang is burned. The American commander of the Chinese merchant vessel Haechi had an exciting experience while protecting a party of missionaries near Teng-Chow Fu. The Haechi had been hiding under the shore ready to bring the mission aries to safety. A Russian gunboat loomed up on the horizon and. soeing the Chinese ship, prepared to attack and capture it. The captain hoisted the American flag and the Russians sailed away. Indian troops, lancers and infantry, sent from Singapore, most of them fierce pathans from the hill districts on the border are pressing to the relief of the besieged. The most dreadful rumors continue to come from within the city of Pekin. There are so many stories afloat that it is hopeless to try to trace any of them to their sources. Without any degree of definiteness the report often reiter ated is that "people have been killed," "foreigners have been killed." Your correspondent, considers the re ports to be doubtful, that is,' if what the Chinese mean to convey is that all the foreigners in Pekin have been slain. These reports may refer solely to the killing of Von Ketteler. The refugees from Chu Fu have ar rived. All the refugees got in safely, but one man named Wells, refused to leave the station and his fate is un known. Communication with Tien Tsin is interrupted. A GRAVE SITUATION. Bingham, Mass., July 7. Secretary John D. Long, shortly after his arrival at his home from Washington in speak ing of the situation in China, said: "The situation is a very grave one. There has been no official news from there and even a message that we got from Kempff, came by runners. The purpose of the American government is to protect American vessels and Ameri can property and not aggrandizement." He said the government would not send any more warships to China at present. STARVATION METHODS. Washington, July 7. A cablegram was received at the state department this morning from Consul General Good now at Shanghai, dated July 7, saying that the legations were standing on the 3rd instant, and that the recent attack of the boxers had been slight. They seemed disposed to adopt starvation methods. MORE ENCOURAGING. London, July 7. Jardine, Matteson & Co., of Shanghai, have telegraphed to their London house as follows: "Shanghai, July 7. The British lega tion was standing July 2. There are re assuring reports regarding the lives of the Europeans." TO MARCH ON NANKIN. Shanghai, July 6. Friday Prince Tuan has ordered General Yuan' Shi Kai to march on Nankin with 1,800 Ger man drilled troops. It is doubtful if he will obey but in any case Viceroy Lui is believed to be able to safely hold Nankin. He has 15 warships on the Yang Tse Kiang and Great Britain is ready to assist this opponent of the rebel government. The departure of the anti-foreign Taoti, Sheng, for Nan kin is causing anxiety. LI HUNG CHANG TO GO NORTH- ' WARD. Canton, Friday, July 6. Quiet contin ues here. Li Hung Chang has stationed troops in the streets to prevent disturb ances. A steamer intended to convey Li Hung Chang northward sailed today ostensibly bound for Kiu Kuang. She took 250 packages of Li Hung Chang's goods. TAKES A CHEERFUL VIEW. Seattle, Wash., July 7. J. D. Clark, editor f the Shanghai Mercury and war correspondent of the London News, arrived here today on the Rio Jun Maru from Shanghai. He has been a resident of China for forty years. Speaking of the conditions there he said: "I see by the dispatches that hope has been given up for the safety of the foreigners in Pekin. I can not think the conditions warrant this belief and am of the opinion that they are safe and will be for a great length of. time. The British legation building i3 a large and strongly built place and while there may have been discomfiture on account of the lack of sufficient food supplies, I am convinced it could withstand attack. Probably 125 persons are within the legation. "While the boxers are in control of Pekin and the hue and cry is 'kill for eigners' they are wise enough to know the death knell of the cause they espouse would be sounded in a whole sale slaughter of foreign diplomats. "I have the best hopes for the safety of Shanghai and the cities in the ad jacent provinces. The viceroys are not really in sympathy with the boxer movement and are at least semi-friendly toward foreigners. "It will be necessary for the powers to gather sufficient force not only to take Pekin, but to capture the emperor, empress dowager and other boxer heads. Just as long as they are allowed free dom there will be trouble and atroci ties." GERMANY FOR HARMONY. Berlin, July 7. A semi-official note in replying to Japanese, request for news of the powers' attitude in China, Ger many declared she regarded the main tenance of harmony among the powers as of prime importance and would, ac cordingly, assent to any measures not objected to in other quarters. AUSTRALIA TO HELP. Melbourne, Victoria, July 7. The Im perial government has accepted Vic toria's offer of a naval contingent for service in China. WU IS WORRIED. Washington, July 7. No one in Wash ington is more anxious to hear of the safety of the foreign legations in Pekin than Mr. Wu, the Chinese minister. He carefully reads every word of Chinese news" that appears in the papers, and eagerly asks all the reporters who call upon him for the latest developments in the Chinese situation. He also keeps in close touch with the officials in Washington, and makes periodical vis its to the state department to ascertain if any intelligence has come to hand. His interest in what is transpiring is of the keenest character, as he realizes the grave dangers which threaten. Mr. Wu. while apprehensive of what may have happened as a result of the existing disturbances in Pekin and other parts of nortn enma, still clings to the hoDe that the reports which have come of the sacking of the legations and the murder of the ministers have been exaggerated and that when the truth becomes known affairs will not be in the sorry plight in which they are now represented to be. At the same time he has no positive information on which to base his hopes, resting them mainly on the belief that whoever may now be at the head of the government will be able to keep the un r ily elements in hand and prevent any wholesale murder of foreigners. If the ministers are in the British legation he believes they can hold out for sometime; that is unless they have exhausted their supplies of provisions and ammunition. A limited number safely entrenched un der favorable circumstances for a time he savs. might hold out against a force of Chinese ten times as large. Most of the Chinese imperial troops, he says, are loyal to the government, and he takes comfort in the hope that they will up hold it in its efforts to put down the boxers. As already stated the minister believe there will not be any demonstrations against foreigners in the central and southern provinces of the empire. Any indications of that character he feels will promptly be put down by the vigi lance of the viceroys of the various pro vinces. JAPAN IS READY. London, July. 7. The Japanese min ister, Takaki, received a cable dis patch from Tokio this morning giving his .government's reply to Great Brit ain's question as to whether, with the consent of the other powers, Japan is willing to send large reinforcements to China: Japan replied that she was pre pared to carry out the suggestion, and CContinued on Sixth Page.) TIDEJPS. Waves of Democratic Humanity Boll Toward Lincoln. Montana Delegation is First to Arrive. BRYAN GOT OUT OF BED To Make a Speech to the En thusiastic Mountaineers. Jactsonian Club of Omaha Makes a Call. Lincoln, Neb., July 7. The tide of Democratic humanity has been turned from Kansas City to Lincoln, and Mr. Bryan expects many visitors during the next few days. The influx began early today when the Montana delegation stopped between trains and proceeded in a body to the Bryan home, accom panied by a band. Mr. Bryan was aroused and made a speech, in which he said he was greatly fatigued from lass of sleep during the session of the convention, as he had spent the greater part of the nights reading bulletins from the convention and had remained up all night during the discussion over the platform. He apologized for. not being at the depot to meet the delega tion, but he had supposed after the ses sions of the convention that the dele gates would be just as tired as he. Mr. Bryan asked for Senator Clark, but was told that the senator was not in the party. In the forenoon the Jacksonian club of Omaha made a stop and called on the presidential candidate. Other dele gations are expected during the after noon. Mr. Bryan does not expect to be able to give out any part of his cam paign plans for several days. DISCOUplNG. Populists and Silver Republi- cans Hold Ont Little Hope Of Carrying States of Kansas and Nebraska. Kansas City, Mo., July 7. The Demo cratic national committee resumed its sessions today at the Kansas City club. The representatives of the Populists and Silver Republicans attended the meet ing. Nearly every state In which the Populist and Silver Republican strength is necessary to carry the state for the Democracy was pledged to Bryan and Stevenson. The exceptions were Ne braska, Kansas and South Dakota, the representatives of these states saying they thought it doubtful whether they could be carried for Bryan unless Popu lism should remain in the field. At th same time they clainiPd they did not care to sacrifice Mr. Towne and force him to become a Watson, even . on a smaller scale. The Silver Republicans and the Populists representing the three states named did not talk very encour ingly. They 'said Populists and Silver Republicans might to some extent vote the Republican ticket, while other Pop ulists who had heretofore acted with the regular organization would go over to the middle of the road ticket nominated at Cincinnati. Stress was laid upon the danger of losing four senators in three states. The Silver Republicans said there would be no doubt about carrying the mountain states, but they had little hope of the Pacific coast. The matter of running a third ticket will probably be determined after a conference of the leaders at Lincoln, as it is understood that many will meet Mr. Bryan there on Monday. Acting Chairman Edminston, General James B. Weaver and Thomas Patter son spoke for the Populists.while Chair man Tillotson, ex-Senator Dubois and Representative Shafroth spoke for the Silver Republicans. All the Silver Republicans pledged their hearty support to the Bryan and Stevenson ticket and the Populists said they were earnestly in favor of the elec tion of Bryan, but pointed out the diffi culty of endorsing this ticket by the Populist committee without being placed in the position of dictators of the party, something that the Populists of Nebraska, Kansas and South Dakota would not stand. The Silver Republi cans presented the name of Chairman Tillotson, Senator Teller and ex-Senator Dubois for representation on the Demo cratic executive committee. The Popu lists did not present any name for this committee, saying that until they could confer with the leaders in the various states they would tahe no action. It was determined that addresses in the interest f the Bryan and Stevenson ticket should be issued very soon by the Democratic and Silver Republican par ties to be followed later by an address from the Populist party when it was ready to act. Chairman Jones said that everything toward harmonious action by ail of the reform forces and the in dications were that all parties would be pulling together for the Bryan and Stevenson ticket. The committee at 12:30 p. m. adjourned sine die. A num ber of the leaders left for Lincoln this afternoon to confer with Mr. Bryan. HILL ENROUTE HOME. Stops in St. Louis Long Enough to Make a Few Remarks. St. Louis, Mo., July 7. There was considerable enthusiasm at' the union station today caused by the returning delegates from the Kansas City conven tion. Among the delegates that passed through the city today were those of New York, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylva nia, Indiana, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland. The Gridiron club of Washington also went through. Ex-Senator Hill attracted attention. When he left his train he was given a rousing cheer, and later, when he entered the dining room to eat break fast, he was received with cheers and handclapping. He acknowledged the ovations with a bow and a smile. Later, in company with Judge Au gustus Van Wyck, of New York, ex Senator Hill was taken on 'change by ex-Governor D. R. Francis. President O. L. Whitelaw introduced the promi nent New Yorker in a short speech, in the course of which he mentioned the recent convention at Kansas City, and said that among the many distinguished men there he considered Mi. Hill the most distinguished. Ex-Senator Hill was received with hearty applause as he stepped forward to respond. He said in part: "Your president has said that I have returned from a convention where there were some .distinguished men; and, I may add, probably there were some who were extinguished. I may be pardoned for saying that possibly I belong to the latter class. "I am reminded that this is the hall in which Samuel J. Tllden was nomi nated in 1876. That was the first con vention to which I was elected a dele gate, but I was unable to attend on ac count of professional engagements. The marvelous growth of the country is shown by the fact that this hall, which in 1876 was used for holding a national convention, would now be to tally Inadequate to accommodate the representatives of either of the great parties in convention assembled." At the conclusion of his remarks, which were heartily cheered, the ex senator spent the time before his train left in shaking hands with those who pressed around him. He left the city at noon for New York. 6,234 MORE TROOPS. To Be Sent to the Philippines at Once. Washington, July 7. As a result of a thorough consideration of the subject by the secretary of war, Lieutenant Gener al Miles and Adjutant General Corbin orders were issued by the war depart ment this afternoon for the dispatch of 6,254 regular troops to the Philippines with a view to their utilizatisn in China, in case It is found necessary to divert them to that country. These troops are intended primarily to relieve the volun teers in the Philippines and will only be diverted to China in the event that circumstances demand it. The force is made of two battalions each of the Fifteenth, Second, Fifth and Eighth infantry, two squadrons each of the First and Ninth cavalry, one squad ron of the Third cavalry and a company of engineers. These troops will be forwarded as rapidly as transportation arrangements can be perfected and the entire fleet of transports at San Francisco and New Xork will be employed in the work. WIND WORKS RUIN. Houses Overturned, Barns De molished and Trees Up rooted. Marshalltown, la., July 7. Tornado con ditions prevailed throughout the northern part of Hardin county last night and houses were unroofed and overturned, barns demolished and trees uprooted, but no loss of life is yet reported. Two and a quarter inches of rain fell here during the night and the Iowa river is all over bctton lands and still rising. A new Dunkard church, five miles east of this city, was wrecked by the wind. The weather is still intensely hot with condi tions favoring severe storms again to night. M'KINLEY LET THEM IN. Delegations AreNot Kept Stand ing on the Lawn This Year. Canton, O., July 7. President Mc Kinley received a delegation about noon today composed of the delegates to the judicial nominating convention in ses sion here. The president came to the door himself and admitted them to the reception room and library. The dean of the party was Judge Ambler, of Salem, McKinley's predecessor in con gress and father of the nominee of the convention for common pleas Judge. The president followed the delegates to the porch and bade them good-bye. MASON GOES FREE. Marion Banker Ordered Released by Gov. Stanley. Governor Stanley today Issued an un conditional pardon to Harry E. Mason, the Marion bank wrecker, who will be released from the state penitentiary tomorrow, reaching Marion Monday af ternoon. Mason will at once accept a place in a loan and collection agency. In May, 1899, Mason was sentenced to two years' imprisonment in the state penitentiary for wrecking a bank of which he was president. He would have been released in the regular order of things next April, but the pardon is sued today restores him to liberty imme diately. John D. Milliken of McPherson and Rev. J. W. Thompson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Marlon, appeared before the governor today and secured the coveted document. The influence which contributed larg ly to this action on the part of the gov ernor was the alleged destitution of Mason's wife and children. WORK TO BEGIN. Hanna Will Open New York Headquarters July 15. Cleveland, O., July 7. John Barrett, minister to Siam under the Cleveland administration, was a visitor at Sen ator Hanna's office, and held a long conference with the national chairman. The ex-minister supported McKinley during the last presidential campaign and it is understood will take the stump in his behalf this fall. Later in the day Mr. Barrett departed for Canton to see President McKinley. Mr. Barrett is thoroughly conversant with affairs in the Orient and will give the president all possible information in regard to the Chinese question. Senator Hanna said today he would go to New York and open the national headquarters in that city on or about July 15. LEEDY LOST ALL. Ex-Governor's Mining Yenture Proves Disastrous. Invested Savings Only to See Them Disappear. SOMETHING TO DO. Applied to a Topeka Friend For Work. Says He Must Have Employment of Some Kind. A' close friend of ex-Governor John Leedy says that the ex-governor has lost all his money in the Galena-Joplin mining venture. Governor Leedy had some money af ter he had served two years as governor. He Is a frugal man and had saved a good part of his salary. The zinc mining boom was at Its height and he invested all he had in the zinc mines. From time to time came reports of fabulous sums which he had made and it was generally supposed that he was becoming rich. He spent most of his time in Joplin while his family remained in Lawrence. Then came the crash. The zinc market . flattened out and so did the boom. Pro perties valued at thousands of dollars suddenly became worthless and Gover nor Leedy was carried down with the rest. He was left practically without resources. ' A short time ago he met an old friend from Topeka and he told him the situa tion. He begged him to find him some thing to do.' "I have to do something," said he, "and I am ready to take even a J50 job. I am at the end of my string," Ex-Governor Leedy no longer owns his farm at Leroy. He sold everything he had there soon after he became gov ernor and moved to Lawrence to edu cate his family. RAN OVER A BUGGY. Thrilling Accident by Fire De partment While Going to a Fire. The chemical engine from station No." 2 ran over J. M. English, of Auburn, to day while responding to an alarm of fire, and he miraculously escaped ser ious injury though his buggy was strewn all over the street. The alarm from box 33 at No. 3 fire station on Jefferson street came in ut 1:10 o'clock.. The companies responded going north on the west side of Kansas avenue. The hose wagon was in the lead with Chief Wilmarth in his buggy following and .the chemical engine driv en by Assistant Chief Babcock, last. English was in his buggy near the side walk on the west side of Kansas avenue between Fifth street and Sixth avenue. He started to drive across Kansas ave nue directly In front of the hose wagon and not more than 60 feet away. S. O. McLaughlin, driving the hose wagon, turned in toward the sidewalk and put on the brake and slowed down as much as possible. He missed the buggy by about three feet. Both the men on tho seat and on the rear of the hose wagon cried to the man in the buggy to look out. He paid no heed and started to turn In to the sidewalk again behind the hose wagon unmindful of any other ap--paratus which might be following. The crowd on the sidewalk called to him. He did not look to see whether any other wagons were coming. Chief. Wilmarth, who was following the hose wagon, rang his bell and called to him and by pulling in toward the sidewalk: managed to miss him. The man in tha buggy paid no heed to the gongs onr the wagons nor the people hallooing but turned at right angles with the street. Assistant Chief Babcock put on the brake, pulled down the horses and turn ed into the sidewalk endeavoring to miss the buggy but English kept on. The horses and the pole of the chemical engine struck his buggy square in the center. English was thrown out and the buggy and horses piled on top of him. Those who arn to his assistance expected to take him out dead but he was unin jured but badly shaken up. He walkeil to a drug store. His buggy was a total wreck and spokes were scattered ali over the street. The horses on the fire engine were thrown in a heap but be sides being badly cut and bruised were not injured. None of the firemen was In any way to blame for the accident. The drivers did their best to avoid a collision and two of the wagons passed without ac cident and had English paid heed to the warnings he would have been safe. Chief Wilmarth said: "I am very sorry that the accident occurred but none of the men was in any way to blame. They tried to miss running in to hte buggy but when the man turned directly in front of the laBt engine a collision was unavoidable." The fire was in the two story frame business and dwelling house at 400 East Fourth street and started from a gaso line stove in a room occupied by Mrs. E. McCormack. The fire was extinguish ed by the truckmen from station No. 3 with a hand extinguisher. The ' loss amounted to about J5. DEWEY DEAD POLITICALLY Democrats Bid Not Cheer Mention of His Name. Kansas City. July 7. George Dewey, a year ago the idol of the American people, is today "dead out of bounds," so far as the national Democracy is concerned. In stead of riding easily to harbor with the nomination for vice president in hi pocket, Dewey survives the convention with but one mention and no applause. When Congressman Dockery, of Mis sou. 1.- was speaking he mentioned Dewev's name in a complimentary man ner. The delegates did not move a hand and there was not one in all the throng of 18,000 people who attempted to applaud or cheer the name of the hero of Manila Bay. This was the only time the name of Dewey was heard in or out of the con vention. . Weather Indications. Chicago, July 7. Forecast for Kan sas: Showers and thunder storms to night and possibly Sunday; continued high temperature; southerly winds be coming variable.