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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL,, TUESDAY EVENING, JUTST 17, 1900.
IT MUSTSTOP.
State Officers Exercised Abont
the Public Tuuds.
Drawn From Treasury and De
posited in Local Banks.
INTEREST MAY BE PAID
If It Is the State Does Not
Get It.
Auditor Cole and Treasurer
Grime3 Discuss the Question.
It is rumored that the state adminis
tration is preparing to take steps to
compel the treasurers of the boards of
regents of the various educational in
stitutions of the state to keep on deposit
in the state treasury the monies used
for the transaction of the business of
the institutions.
It has been reported to the state
treasurer and state auditor that in some
instances the officials who have to do
with the handling of these funds deposit
them in local banks and receive remun
eration in the shape of interest on daily
balances.
Iy this method the funds are never
found in the state treasury where the
law contemplates that they should at
all times be deposited.
It ht.s been the custom of the various
administrations to permit the resents
and treasurers to handle the funds for
the various institutions as they have
deemed proper, but the frequent inquiry
as ti why the monies are not kept in the
vaulis of the state treasury has set on
foot an investigation which it is said is
likely ta cause a revolution in the old
methods of handling this business.
The constitution of the state provides
that all public monies shall be kept in
the state treasury. Rut this is not done.
AVhen a treasurer for the public or char
itable institutions draws severaJ thous
and dollars from the treasury and de
posits in local banks this amount, then
issues his personal check against the
sum. he violates the law.
Some of the members of, the executive
council who have been giving this mat
ter some attention advocate the idea
that all persons paid by the state
whether in the capacity of employes in
the capitol or at the state institutions,
should be paid directly through the
etate treasurer.
The act of drawing the money and
then checking against it in local banks
saves much trouble; it avoids much
writing and work with vouchers, but it
is maintained, particularly by George
Cole, the state auditor, that the practice
is irregular and should not be permit
ted. "Every employe of the state," says
Mr. Cole, "should be paid direct by the
state treasury. This would entail con
siderable additional work and would
come absolutely within the view of the
law.
"While the law does not expressly
prohibit this practice, it does provide
that all public monies should be kept
in the state treasury."
Asked if he regarded the drawing and
depositing of money in local banks a
violation of the law, Mr. Cole said:
"I do not believe there is a specific
provision against such a transaction
t but it has been the custom for several
years and has become the common
practice."
As to the report that some of these
public institution officials have been
profiting by this local bank procedure,
fcHate Treasurer Grimes said:
"I have no definite knowledge of any
euch transaction. It has been reported
to me that such action has been taken
but I have never received Dositivp evi
dence of it. I am inclined to the opin
ion that the public monies should be
kept in the treasury but have no desire
to raise technical questions concerning
a practice which has been in vogue for
many years and by which, so far as I
am informed, not a single penny has
Been misapplied. Of my awn personal
knowledge I do not know where a sin
gle individual has received a cent from
local banks as interest on daily bal
ances. Governor Stanley is interested in this
matter too. and said: "If there is anv
question about the legality of these pro
ceedings they should be stopped. I have
never examined the law on this subject
and paid little attention to it. Mr. Cole
and Mr. Grimes are managing the fin
ancial end cf the administration and I
believe that they would permit nothing
irregular to pass through their depart
ments. Whatever action thev may deem
advisable will have my cordial sup-
FACTS ABOUT FLOUR.
Made White by Leaving Out the Part
Which Helps Digest.
Modern methods of milling separate
the parts of the wheat berry that con
tain the diastic element, and furnish on
ly the white flour made up almost en
tirely of starch.
" One of the principal elements needed
to digest this starch has been left out in
the process, and therefore the person
who eats white bread is almost sure to
lhave Intestinal troubles, for the starch
does not digest properly and must, of
necessity, decay, and causeall sorts of
trouble.
Grape-Nuts food, on the contrary, is
made up of the entire wheat and barley,
and the processes of digestion as shown
in the human body, are copied as exact
ly as possible, In a mechanical way, by
the use of moisture, time, and warmth.
?Co chemicals or other ingredients are
used, but the simple methods scientif
ically arranged.
In this way the starch of the grain is
transformed into grape sugar, and the
Grape-Nut food, which appears in a
granular form, shows on the outside of
the little granules, glittering specks of
this grape sugar, which is not put onto
the food from the outside, but is a re
sult of the change of the starch into
grape sugar, which works out to the
surface, very much as the sap of the
hickory or maple tree will frequently
show in the shape of white sugar on the
gawed-off ends of logs.
A handful of Grape-Nuts held to the
light will show the little glittering par
ticles of grape sugar. It is naturally and
scientifically predigested, therefore the
food agrees with the weakest sort of a
stomach. It must not be used in large
quantities at one meal, for it is concen
trated, and over-feeding of even the
choicest food is not advisable.
Being perfectly cooked at the factory,
the food can be served instantly, either
dry or wet, cold or hot. When wanted
hot, hot water, milk or cream can be
poured over it. There is a definite, dis
tinct and undeniable gain in nervous
energy, and vitality when Grape-Nuts
food is used.
ALLIES AREJICTORIOUS
(Continued from First Page.)
ton, informing him that the viceroy, Li
Hung Chang, sailed today for Hong
Kong. He received an edict last night
appointing him viceroy at Chi Li and
commanding his immediate presence
there. Fears are entertained at Canton
that his absence may give occasion for
disturbance of the peace. French gun
boats have arrived at Canton."
WU TING FANG'S ADVICE.
"Washington, July 17. The news of the
fall of Tien Tsin was conveyed to the
Chinese minister early today. He was
deeply interested but evinced little sur
prise at this outcome as he had looked
upon the result as inevitable. He was
surprised that any effective resistance
had been made on the first day of the
fiehtine-.
Minister Wu is remaining in practical
seclusion. He is anxious to get away
and take a most needed rest, but he
feels that he can not do so while a
crisis is on. When seen today, he wa3
induced to answer the direct question:
"Rased on your knowledge of the sit
uation and familiarity with Chinese
character and affairs how would you
advise that the present situation be
met?"
The minister pondered for a time and
then said:
"The first essential in dealing with
the present situation is to maintain
calm in the midst of the present fever
ish excitement and to avoid hasty con
clusions based upon a multitude of con
flicting reports. To be sure, it appears
that fighting has occurred at Tien Tsin.
But many cf the most vital features of
this affair are lacking. There is noth
ing to show the steps taken by the vice
roy or the Taotoi to maintain order and
prevent bloodshed.
' It is clear that Tien Tsin is cut off
from Pekin so that at most this can be
but a local demonstration andnotoneat
tributable to the government of China.
"The question is how to meet the act
ual occurrence in China. The first sug
gestion is to send there the bodies of
troops and on that my position makes it
impossible for me to express an opinion.
But this much at least seems plain to
me that with any armed force there
should go also a civil officer or officers,
men of the very highest ability and in
telligence. That would afford an op
portunity to learn whether there was
any need of fighting. The purposes and
the policy of each side could be made
plain and there could be an intelligent
understanding of each other before a
recourse to bloodshed."
The minister regards this as the only
tangible evidence of China's policy and
proof positive that China is against war
at this time.
LI HUNG CHANG'S APPOINTMENT.
Washington, July 17. The appoint
ment of Li Hang Chang is regarded here
as particularly significant, as the prov
ince of Chih Li is the seat ef practically
all the present trouble. Pao Ting is the
capital of the province, but within its
borders are located Pekin, the capital of
the empire and Tien Tsin.where the first
great battle has just occurred. LI
Hung Chang is known not to desire ser
vice so far north as he maintains he
has less influence in that section of
- nina tnan in his present viceroyalty,
the headquarters of which are at Can
ton. It is deemed probably, however, that
he has been persuaded to take the ap
pointment in view of the well under
stood fact that he is the most Influential
of Chinamen among foreign nations.
GOV. MOUNT TENDERS TROOPS.
Indianapolis, Ind.. July 17. Governor
Mount today telegraphed President Mc
Kinley, offering the services in China
of three regiments and three batteries
of Indiana for protection of Americans
in China.
WANTS EXTRA SESSION".
Congressman Hull Says "We Must
Not Shirk.
Chicago. July 17. Congressman J. A. T.
Hull, of Iowa, chairman of the house
committee on military affairs and author
of the Hull military bill, Is at the Audi
torium for the summer as a member of
the Republican national congressional
committee. Of the Chinese crisis he said:
"I believe there should be an extra ses
sion of congress. I believe the American
people win not Fhlrk their dutv. They
are strong and they are not cowardly.
1 hey will not permit Russia, Germanv,
England and France to bear the brunt of
the battle and themselves to come In af
ter all is over to claim a voice in the set
tlement. America has its own citizens to
protect: its own minister has been mur
dered: its own commercial interests in
China are at stake. Perhaps as an lowan,
a citizen of the state in which Conger
was loved and honored, I feel more in
tensely than do Americans in general, but
I don't believe it.
"The adjutant genera of Iowa tells me
Iowa can raise two regiments or twenty
four in twenty-four hours. General
V heeler tells me the whole south is
atlame and that they cry out to be al
lowed to go to China,
"An extra session of congress may be
needed to give the nation the power to
exert its force in China, Under the pres
ent law unless there is a declaration of
war by congress the president has not the
power to raise volunteers.
"I believe China has deliberately
planned the whole movement. I think she
has been arming herself against the world
ever since the Japanese war. We know
she bought 4o0.0n0 German Mausers, and
it appears she has also Krupps and creu
sots. The arms we have been believing
were Fent to Hong Kong for secret ship
ment into the Philippines I feel certain
were destined for China herself."
TOLD TO BEGIN WAR.
Imperial Edict Sent Into Southern
Chinese Provinces.
New York, July 17. A dispatch to the
Herald from Shanghai says:
The most serious development of the
situation is that Chinese official sources
indicate that the boxers have been ad
vised to come south and that they intend
to make Clung Han Po, at the head of
the grand canal, their objective point.
Five regiments have started for that place
with the idea of gathering recruits on the
way.
This is likely to be the beginning of a
big movement directed against the for
eigners in the centre ana south of China.
An imperial edict, dated July 3, has just
been received by the vicerovs and gov
ernors, ordering them to "begin war
against foreigners without delay and de
claring that officers of all ranks who re
fuse to obey the edict wiil be summarily
executed.
Another dispatch, dated July 7, Rives in
formation of the departure of five regi
ments of northern soldiers for the south
and intimates that more will follow.
The fact that troops can now be liber
ated is of course explained by the mas
sacre of all foreigners in Pekin. for the
need no longer exists to keep large bodies
of men in the capital.
Many of the generals in command in
the Yang Tse district are Tartars and
Manchus and are in full sympathy with
the northern rioters.
DIRECT FROM TIEN TSIN.
Four Persons "Who Saw the Bombard
ment of Taku.
San Francisco, Cal., July 17. Four
people have arrived here on the Coptic,
coming direct from Tien Tsin, where
they were obliged to flee for their lives.
They were the Rev. Robert Coltman, a
Presbyterian minister and his wife, of
Denver, and W. L Ireland and A.
Mathes, mining engineers. Mr. Colt
man left behind him in Pekin to share
the awful fate of foreigners, a son and
his wife with their six children.
The aged couple left Pekin May 8.
Minister Conger dined with them and
They were at Tien Tsin the night of the
They weer at Tien Tsin the night of the
first raid by the boxers. They left by
armored train, with scarcely more than
20 minutes to get ready. This was one
or tne last trains to leave the besieged
city. The coaiple had with them their
daughter Jennie and her five weeks' old
child. The party reached a Chinese
merchant steamer, which was to bear
them to Shanghai, and an hour later
they learned that the forts of Taku
were to be bombarded that night. Their-
steamer was just behind the foreign
gunboats, separated from them by a
narrow neck of land and right In the
line of tne tire of the Taku forts.
At night they remained thus, with
shells bursting over their heads. They
feared that any moment one would land
in their boat. For five hours this was
kept up. They say the Monocacy struck
and witnessed the termination of the
bombardment in the blowing up of the
forts, bringing death to thousands of
Chinese. They made their way to Shang
hai without further interruption and
there bade farewell to their daughter,
reaching here to find their worst fears
confirmed regarding the situation in
Pekin. Mr. Coltman's son was formerly
the private physician of Li Hung Chang
and he has a daughter married to Prof.
Clifford of the imperial university at
Tien Tsin.
THOUSANDS OF MISSIONARIES
In the Valley of the Yang Tse River
Probably Murdered.
San Francisco, Cal., July 17. Rev. S.
I. "Woodbridge, a Presbyterian mission
ary, who has been at Chin Kang on the
Yang Tse river for the past fifty years,
arrived on the Coptic from Shanghai
with his wife and children, on a fur
lough. He expects to return to Chin
Kang when the present troubles are
over. The whole city, as well as all
other cities and towns along the Yang
Tse, was greatly excited and on the
verge of an uprising when Woodbridge
left Chin Kang on June 19. In fact, a
day had been fixed for the destruction
of all property owned by the foreigners
and the murder of the foreigners them
selves, and Woodbridge believes that by
this time a terrible fate has met those
foreigners who failed to heed his warn
ing and fly from the impending mas
sacre. "It would be difficult to estimate the
number of foreigners along the Yang
Tse river," said Woodbridge. "There
are literally thousands of missionaries
in the great valley, and beyond, fur
ther in the interior. Nearly every one
of them has a family, and I hope the
missionaries have at least sent their
families to Shanghai. Just before I
left Chin Kang I telegraphed to 201
Presbyterian missionaries to wait no
longer but yet down to Shanghai as
quickly as possible.
"The fate of all the Yang Tse coun
try hangs on the words of two viceroys.
One of them is Chen Chi Tung, at Han
kow, the other is Liu Kun Yin, at Nan
king. If these men waver, an uprising
of terrible proportions will result
among the millions in that quickly pop
ulated portion of the empire.
"Dr. Worth, a grandson of Governor
Worth of North Carolina, had a house
and hospital at Kiang Yan and was or
dered by the natives to leave, as tiis
property was to be burned. If he re
mained he was to be murdered.
"American Consul Martin telegraphed
for a gunboat just before I left Chin
Kang, but it is not likely that one could
be sent to him, as all the vessels had
gone on to Taku. This leaves the situ
ation very bad at Chin Kang. It is a
very important place a central point,
where fifty million people pass every
year."
TROUBLE FOR RUSSIA.
Indicated by Minister Allen's Dis
patch From Korea.
Washington, July 17. It is believed in
the state department that American
mines referred to Minister Allen's
Korean dispatch are the certain gold
mining concessions in the province of
Ping Yan, the most northern province
or Ivorea and one which abuts Man
ohuria. While the dispatch is not ex
plicit it is thought that the disturbance
occurred on the Manchurian side of the
border and therefore more than fifty
miles from the nearest American settle
ment. It probably means an extension
of the northern boxer movement and
portends additional trouble for Russia
in keeping open her lines of comumnica
tion in Manchuria and northward from
Port Arthur.
WHY THEY OBJECTED.
People "Who Would Rather Not Be
Taken Into the City.
The arguments in the annexation case
will be concluded this afternoon and the
case will be submitted to Judge Hazen.
The principal argument being made
by the attorneys representing those who
do not wish to be annexed is that their
property does not adjoin the city. An
otxier argument is that some of the pro
perty is used for agricultural purposes.
A. H. Case represents Mrs.W. P. Douth
itt, H. Root represents himself and the
Douthitt estate, Isenhart and Alexander
represent Mrs. Eugene Wolff and Mrs.
Carr. Charles Welch represents Mrs.
Sarah Fisher who owns property on
Tenth street east of the tracks, Vance
and Campbell represent those who live
in "The Strip" and L H. Greenwood is
looking after the Jewell tract south of
Tenth street and east of the Shunga
nunga. GREEN CORN DANCE.
The Pottawatomie Tribe Begins the
Celebration July 18.
Mayetta, Kan., July 17. The Pottawa
tomie Indian green corn dance will be
gin Wednesday, July IS, lasting four
days. The dancing ground is ten miles
west of Mayetta.
The dry weather was broken here
Monday by a good four inch rain which
will make the early corn and make
plenty of stock water which was very
scarce.
DISCIPLINING PLAYERS.
Detroit Baseball Club Shortstop Sus
pended and Other Men Fined
Chicago, July 17. Ben Johnson, of the
American League of base ball clubs,
today ordered Norman E. Eurfield,
shortstop of the Detroit nine suspend
ed, and placed a fine on Frank Dillon,
first baseman of the same club.
President Johnson's action is due to
the row over the game last Sunday
when the Detroit players and the spec
tators made things decidedly warm for
Umpire Cantillon. Several other De
triot players received fines.
YOUNG'S WORK ENDS.
Santa Fe Abolishes Position of Assist
ant Yardmaster.
John Young, better, known by his
nickname of "Erigham," is no longer
assistant yardmaster of the Santa Fe
at Topeka.
Young has been assistant yardmaster
for sixteen years. eKeping up the
policy of retrenchment the road has
abolished the position of assistant and
Young is out of a job. He will-continue
with the road in some other capacity.
PRINCELY OFFER.
Syndicate Would Pay $5,000,
000 For Trego Interests.
Shale Must First Show 10 Per
Ton in Gold.
FIRST EFFORTS FAILED
Proposition Was Made to S. S.
Ott Company.
Deal Not Given Up in Spite of
Failure.
A syndicate of San Francisco and Los
Angeles capitalists, represented by F.
C. Gay, late general freight agent of
the Santa Fe has offered to buy a half
interest in the Trego and Ellis county
"gold" lands owned by the S. S. Ott and
C. K. Holliday syndicates. The pro
vision governing the sale i3 that it be
shown the shale contains $10 of gold to
the ton.
The Ott syndicate owns 130,000 acres
of the land. The amount offered for a
half interest in the property is $5,000,000.
The Holliday syndicate owns 5,000
acres. No sum has yet been agreed
upon for a half interest in this land.
The agreement in reference to the
land owned by the Ott syndicate was
made some time age, and a date early
this month set as the limit for showing
the $10 of gold per ton. Mr. W. A. L.
Thompson, of the Thompson Hardware
company of this city, was named as
the trustee to receive the first payment
of the $5,000,000. This payment was to
have been $500,000.
The syndicate people were unable,
however, to show that much gold per
ton, with the process now in use at the
mill in Denver, within the time named,
and as a result the money was not paid.
Negotiations axe still on, however, and
as soon as $10 per ton of gold is shown
in the shale, the deal can be consum
mated. The men represented by Mr. Gay are
Messrs. Robinson, Elliott and Wilde.
Mr. Gay says they control unlimited re
sources, and stand ready to carry out
their part of the agreement as soon as
the syndicate people carry out the oth
er part.
Mr. Charles K. Holliday, the head of
the Holliday syndicate. Is now in Den
ver looking after the tests being made
with the shale. Those interested in the
lands in this city are confident that the
$10 per ton can be shown. It is claimed
that assays have shown as high as $270
of gold to the ton but people have been
somewhat skeptical.
It is the intention of the California
capitalists, in the event they take a half
interest in the lands, to put up mills on
every section at once, and commence
the work of milling the shale. The shale
abounds in the two counties in unlim
ited quantities, and if it is proven that
it contains gold, the most wonderful
stories of fabulous wealth will be out
done. The Topeka men interested in the Ott
syndicate are Messrs. S. S. Ott, D. H.
Scott, A. B. Quinton, Eugene Quinton
and A. B. Poole. Poole Brothers of Chi
cago and two New York attorneys are
also members of the company.
Among the Topeka men in the Holli
day syndicate are Chas. K. Holliday,
John F. McManus,', Geo. W. Veale, jr..
R. G. Martin, Dr. S. E. Martin ana
A. B. Woolverton.
Mr. Robinson, one of the California
capitalists who proposes to work the
shale lands, is an expert mining engi
neer, and made a trip through Trego
and Ellis counties, before negotiations
were opened.
ELDERlSlUT.
Ottawa Man No Longer Candi
date For Treasurer.
The Throop Agreement Stands
in His Way.
ONLY DAVID MARTIN.
Believes He Will Cause the
Single Breach.'
All Other Nominations to Be
According to Contract.
Slowly but surely the tide seems to be
turning in the direction of Judge David
Martin of Atchison for associate justice
on the fusion ticket. A. P. Elder has
sacrificed his chances for the nomina
tion for state treasurer to join the Mar
tin boomers and has retired from the
race for treasurer to help secure the
nomination of Judge Martin.
The information that Mr. Elder has
taken this action is not the flotsam of
political rumor but it is given out in a
Giving them away
That's about what we are doing
on many kinds of
SUMMER FOOTWEAR.
Do you want some of these bar
gains, or will you wait until they
are gone ?
Cut Prices apply to almost everything
in the Store during the Sale.
FURMAN'S,
628 Kansas Ave.
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letter which Mr. Elder has himself writ
ten. The letter came in response to an in
quiry from the State Journal and is as
follows:
Ottawa, Kan., July 16, 1900.
I believe the Throop House agree
ment will be kept, except that David
Martin will be nominated for associate
justice, hence there is no chance for
my name to go on the fusion ticket as
state treasurer.
I am too anxious for the success of
the whole ticket to ask that any chances
for alienating votes be taken in order
to provide a place for myself.
A. P. ELDER.
The letter indicates that it is the plan
of the Martin forces to organize the
principal contest on David Martin and
permit the remainder of the ticket to
be divided in accordance with the
Throop hotel agreement.
Then, too, the retirement of Elder
makes clear sailing for L C. Stine of
Ottawa who with the Elders is interest
ed in the publication of the Ottawa Re
publican, now a Populist paper. Stine
and Elder have been fighting each oth
er but Elder's retirement indicates that
this controversy has ben abandoned by
some kind of an agreement which gives
them an opportunity to get together and
while laboring for the success of Mr.
Martin give the Ottawa candidate, a
Democrat, a chance for the state treas
urer's office.
POWERS' THREAT.
Witness Testifies That He Said
Goebei Would Not Live
to Be Governor.
Georgetown, Ky., July 17. Finley An
derson, who was testifying in the Powers
case when the court adjourned yesterday,
resumed his testimony. Witness said that
on January 24 Caleb Powers told him that
a crowd of mountaineers were going to
Frankfort to intimidate the legislature
and if necessary to kill enough Democrats
to give the Republicans a majority. He
said:
"Powers told me Goebei would never
live to be governor and said he (Powers)
would kill him if need be. The conver
sation took place on the day preceding
the advent of the 1,200 mountaineers into
Frankfort. Witness said he heard Pow
ers and others talking about Goebei wear
ing a coat of mail, but some of them said
that he could be killed anyway. Powers
was in conference with ex-Secretary of
State Charles Finley, Wharton Golden,
Robert Noaks, and others."
Only once during this testimony did the
defendant's features show signs of agi
tation. Under cross-examination the witness
stated he had called on Col. T. C. Camp
bell, in Cincinnati, but became badly con
fused and could not recall who accom
panied him to Colonel Campbell, though
he claimed several people were with him
at the time. He denied that either Justus
or Arthur Goebei assisted him in getting
employment in Cincinnati, and denied that
his trip to Cincinnati was for the purpose
of becoming a witness in the Powers trial.
The witness denied that he had been
promised compensation for his evidence.
It developed that Young and Orson had
made an affidavit in Cincinnati which is
in the possession of Colonel Campbell, and
the defense asked that this be produced
in court. The court ruled that it must be
produced. On redirect examination wit
ness said he did not volunteer as a wit
ness, but received a letter while at Knox
ville, Tenn., Risking him to go to Cincin
nati, and telling him that he was wanted
as a witness.
Miss Lucy Brock, of London. Laurel
countv. was the next witness. She knew
the defendant well and had corresponded
with him for over two years past. Caleb
lowers called on tier in January. ne
told witness he was getting up a crowd
of 1,000 mountain men to go to Frank
fort, "so that in case the Democrats
robbed them of the state officers they
could take care of themselves."
Witness said Powers had $1,100 in bills.
He told her Governor Taylor furnished
the money and it was to be used to bring
the men to Frankfort.
Miss Brock said Powers told her the
plan to take the 1.000 mountain men to
Frankfort was Governor Taylor's crea
tion. The defense did not cross-examine the
witness. A recess was taken till after
noon. THE SIN DANCE.
Manila Cor. of the Philadelphia Record
The almost naked body of a woman
lying in a ditch near San Lazaro started
an investigation by the police recently
that led to startling disclosures as to
the character of the Filipinos. Their
treachery was common knowledge.
Their savagery was not so well recog"
nized until discoveries in connection
with the finding of this quite decom
posed body gave sufficient evidence to
clear up any impressions that the
Tagalo was enlightened.
The woman had died during the pen
itent dance on Good Friday, and in so
doing had disgraced herself to the ex
tent that her relatives had refused to
have anything to do with her after
death. The native priests have en
couraged this relic of barbarity. Men,
women and children . indulge in the
dance with a view of obtaining expia
tion for the sins of the year.
The place chosen for the ceremony
is always isolated. The more remote it
is the more pleased are those who par
ticipate, for then there can be that
abandon thrown into it which would be
impossible near any town. The fanatics
generally strip most ot their ciotning,
and are ready for the dance.
They form a circle, giving their bodies
a slightly swaying motion, and all the
while cut and lash each other with
tough switches. It is considered a dis
grace for any of the participants to give
way to fatigue until the dance is over,
the only way to find favor in the eyes
of the Supreme Being consisting of a
fortitude that makes light of the fear
ful switching. A dismal chant is kept
up during the dance, only ceasing when
the chosen leader gives the signal to
stop.
The dead woman had participated in
one of these dances, and had held out
for hours. Those who were with her in
the dance expressed surprise that she
held out as she did. Late in the after
noon, however, she had succumbed and
fallen utterly exhausted. She was drag
ged out of the circle and thrown into
the ditch, where she had remained until
the officers found her.
The Spanish government did what it
could to stop these rites, which closely
approach those of the American In
dians in their medicine dance, and now
the United States will have something
more to contend against in killing such
practices.
Hanna Going to Chicago.
Cleveland, O., July 17. Senator Han
na will leave this afternoon for Chicago
where he will select" a location for the
western headquarters for the national
Republican committee. He will return
to Cleveland tomorrow night.
Killed by a BulL
Chicago, July 17. The body of Mi
chael Reininger, horribly gored by a
bull which when the corpse was dis
covered was still wildly excited, was
found in a pen at the stock yards today.
Reininger was a watchman at the stock
yards.
For burns" injuries piles and skin dls
prisft ue DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. It
is the original. Counterfeits may be of
fered Use only DeWitt's. At all drug
PiETUCiJ S80.000.
State of Kansas Has Too Much
Money.
Tax Levy Raised More Than
Can Be Used.
MUST TAKE IT BACK.
Board of Equalization Distrib
utes the Surplus.
Increased Yaluation Responsible
For the Muddle.
The state board of equalization has
completed the redistribution of $80,000
among the various counties of the
state, this amount having- been raised
by taxation in excess of the sum neces
sary.
The legislature last year made the
levy bv2 mills on the dollar, but the
wisdom of the legislature did not, con
template the enormous increase in the
assessed valuation of property in Kan
sas for 1900.
For this reason the levy of 5V& mills
raised $80,000 more than there is a place
for, under the appropriations, so there
was nothing to be done except return
the money so raised to the counties.
The increase in the total assessed val
uation of property in the state in 1900
compared with 1899 is $13,445,568.
The total valuation for 1S99 was
$327,165,530. The total valuation for
1S00 is $340,611,098.
The contingency caused by the over
production of necessary funds by taxa
tion was a difficult problem for the
state board of equalization, but there
was but one solution of the problem, so
the members proceeded by hard work
with an adjustment of the values. In
some counties the valuations were out
of proportion to those of other counties.
So through the long list of counties the
members waded making the necessary
reductions to get rid of $80,000.
The work ha3 been completed and the
county clerks will soon receive from the
state auditor the certified lists from
which the official extensions upon the
tax rolls will be made.
This record excels all the prosperity
statements which have been made. The
general cry has been that the levy did
not produce sufficient funds and never
before in the history of the state has
the tax levy raised more money than
was needed, or even anticipated.
The fact that $80,000 more than was
necessary was raised stands without a
parallel in the history of the state and
the members of the board of equaliza
tion were astonished beyond measure
when it was realized that this condition
prevailed.
It. was attributed to errors in figuring
at first, because such a result was be
yond expectation. But the figures re
vised told the same story and a "way
out" was the next difficulty. The redis
tribution plan was adopted and it has
been completed so there the matter
ends.
TODAY'S MAKKET REPORT.
Chicago. July 17. CORN More rain in
the corn belt, practically assuring a large
crop, induced liquidation in renewed
force at the beginning of trade on 'change
today. September corn opened c to c
higher on the steadiness of cables com
pared with the slump here yesterday, but
broke sharply from first figures. 41c to
41c to 38c. The liquidation was on a
heavy scale from nearly all sources and
was met with a demand that by com
parison seemed puny. Not until 38c was
touched did the selling pressure cease to
any extent. This was followed by a re
covery to 39V4c. Heavy rains were re
ported in Iowa. Missouri and Illinois,
with showers in Nebraska and Kansas.
Country interests were the biggest sellers.
Receipts here were 1.027 cars.
September later recovered to 39c under
buying by shippers and covering by
shorts, closing steady lc under yester
dav at 39ic.
WHEAT Wheat opened steady. Sep
tember Vic higher at 77c to 77c, and ad
vanced to 77c on the steadiness at Liver
pool and small western receipts. Ths
bulge was followed by a break in sym
pathy with the corn weakness, favorable
in the northwest and large receipts. Sep
tember slumped to 75c and reacted slow
ly to 76c. Receipts here were 225 cars.
47 of contract grade. Minneapolis and
Duluth reported 203 cars, against 104 last
week and 742 a year ago.
Under northwest buying and support
from local bulls together with covering
by shorts who were animated by the de
crease in the world's visible supplv of
2.900,000 bushels. September later rallied to
77c and closed strong Vic over yester
day at 77'ie.
OATS Oats were influenced by corn,
opening steady and turning weak. Sep
tember began the session unchanged to c
higher at 24Vsc to 24c, declined to 23c and
reacted to 23tie. Receipts were 247
cars.
PROVISIONS Provisions were weak
mostly with corn, but to a degree with an
easy hog market. There was consider
able long stuffs while the demand showed
no increase. September pork opened 10c
to 20c lower, and sold oft sharply to $11.40
and recovered to $11.70. September lard
opened 571c down at $6.726.75, and de
clined to $6.55. later recovering to $6.65fi;
6.67. September ribs opened 10c down at
$6.70, eased to $6.55 and later recovered to
$6.65.
RTF July, 53e: September, 54c.
BARLEY 391 45c.
TIMOTHY September, $3.22-S3.25; Oc
tober. $3.20.
FLAX Cash: No. W., $1.80; September,
$1.41; October, $1.34.
Chicaeo Livestock Market.
Chicago, July 17. CATTLE-Receipts.
3,000. including 1,700 Texans; generally
steady. Good to prime steers, $5.00'i5.70:
poor to medium. $4.50'r5.O0: stockers and
feeders. $3.75'a4.65: cows. J3.00JH.70: heifrrs.
$3.noti5.1: canners. $2.002.80:" bulls, $2.50f
4.60; calves, shade higher, $4. 7516.75; Texas
fed steers, $4.15ca5.00: grass steers, $3.2oft)
4.00: Texas bulls, $2.50ti3.25.
HOGS Receipts today. 1S.000: tomorrow,
30,000: left over, 3,713. Ten cents lower;
top, $5.30. Mixed and butchers. $4.95
5.30: good to choice heavv. $5.nv&5.30: rough
heavy, $4.8.vti4.95; light, t5.0oS5.30; bulk of
sales. $5.15'fi5.25.
SHEEP Receipts. 9.000: steady to
strong. Good to choice wethers, $4. 004. 60;
fair to choice mixed. $;nvri4.00: western
sheep and vearlinus, $3.25'a4.50: Texas
sheep, $3.0CX14.00: native lambs, $4,5016.50:
western lambs, $5.0016.10.
Official receipts and shipments yester
day: Receipts Cattle. 20.215; hogs, 31.243;
sheep, 20.991. Shipments Cattle, 4,617;
hogs, 7,642; sheep, 632.
Kansas City LivestockMarket.
Kansas Citv. Mo., July 17. CATTLE
Receipts, 8.000: market steady to shade
lower. Native steers. $4.00fi5.40: Texas
steers, $2.85(0 4.55: Texas cows. $2.5Cii3.00;
native cows and heifers. $2.0iKr4.85; stock
ers and feeders, $3.2514.75; bulls, $3.00i
4.00.
HOGS Receipts, 20,000; market TUftinc
lower: bulk of sales. $5 .OOfi 5. 12V Heavy,
$5.07Vi5.17Vi: packers. 5.00?g5.12H: mixed.
$4.955.10: light, $4.9;5.07V2; yorkers, $5.00
5.07: pigs, $4.75f!5.00.
SHEEP Receipts, 3.000; market steady.
Lambs, $4.00-66.00; muttons, $3.00 4.75.
Kansas City Produce Mark9t
Kansas City. Mo., July 17. WHEAT
September, 68(g44c. Cash: No. 2 hard,
6SV469c; No. 3. 6&&68c; No. 2 red, 71VJ.S)
72c: No. 3, OS 69c
CORN-September, 37Vic. Cash: No. 2
mixed, 3SV'J(39c; No. 2 white, 43c; No. 3,
41fi42c.
OATS No. 2 white, 26'SVic
RYE No. 2. 55c.
HAY Choice timothy, $9.00;
prairie, $7.00.
BUTTER Creamery, 15518c;
fancy, 14c.
EGGS Fresh, 8c. v
cholca
dairy.
Topeka Hide Market.
Topeka, July 17.
Based on Chicago and Boston quota
tions. The following axe net prices paid
in Topeka this week:
GREEN SALT CURED 6c
'NO. 1 TALLOW 3 Vic.
GREEN SALT HALF CURED-4n4o.
Market Gossip.
Chicago receipts: W'heat, 225 cars; corn,
1,027 cars; oats, 247 Cars.
Chicago receipts: Hogs, 18,000; cattlo,
2 500.
'Liverpool: Wheat, Vid lower; corn, Id
lower.
Duluth receipts last year, 607 cars; Min
neapolis last year. 135 cars.
Liverpool closing cable: Wheat S3
lower; corn, Id lower.
Estimated hogs at Chicago tomorrow,
29,000. , ,
Minneapolis receipts, 181 cars; Duluth, 23
cars.
Wheat, decrease 2.900.000 bu.; corn, de
crease 171,00) bu. ; outs, decrease, 4X5.000 bu,
Kansas City receipts: Wheat, 264 cars;
last year. 79. Oats, 22 cars; last year, 30.
Oats, 9 cars; last year. 7.
Puts on Chicago September wheat, good
tomorrow, 76c; calls, 7sc. Puts on Sep.
tember corn. 3Sc: calls. 41c.
Topeka cash market: No. 2 hard wheat,
59 lbs. test, 66c No. 2 mixed corn, 3&c
No. 2 mixed oats, 23c.
Topeka Markets Today.
Topeka, July 17.
CATTLE.
COWS AND HEIFERS $2.50S 3.25.
HOGS.
LIGHT $4.7034. So.
MEDIUM AND HEAVY $4.7554.90.
GRAIN.
NO. 2 WHEAT 65c
NO. 2 CORN 36c
NO. 2 OATS 22c
HAY $5.00(5.50.
PRODUCE.
EC1GS-9 cents.
CHICKENS 66Va cent
BUTTER 13c.
New York Money Market.
New York. July 17. MONEY Money on
call nominaly at 1 per cent.: prime mer
cantile paper, 34 per cent. Sterling
exchange firm, with actual business in
bankers' bills at$4.8'7'i(H for demand and
at $4.S4'g for 60 davs: posted rates,
$4.SWi4.Sn: commercial bills, $4.83-.
SILVER Silver certificates, 61fi2;
bar silver, 61 c; Mexican dollars, 48c.
BONDS Government bonds weak. IT,
S. refunding 2s, when issued, registered,
103; do coupon, 103: 2s. registered, 100;
3s, registered. 109: coupon, 110: new 4s,
registered. 133: coupon. 134; old 4s, reg
lstered, 115: coupon, 115; 5s, registered,
112; coupon, 114.
Sugar Market.
New York, July 17. SUGAR Raw, Arm.
Refining, 4 5-16.
COFFEE Easy: No. 7 Rio, 9Vic
Cotton Marias.
Galveston, Tex., July 17. COTTON
Quiet. H'-c.
New York, July 17. COTTON Spot
closed quiet: middling uplands, 9 13-lticJ
middling gulf, 10 1-I6c. Sales, 659 bales.
Grain Letter.
WHEAT There was a continuation of
liquidation- this morning and wheat brokej
2c a bushel from the top. but recovered
most of the less and closed higher than
last night. Liverpool came only d lower
but did not sustain the market as there
were some big stop loss orders to ba
caught, regardless of foreign conditions
or statistics. After these stop loss orders
were executed the market gradually hard
ened and advanced to 77c for September,
closing at 77c to c bid. Closing cables
were d to d lower for the day. North
west receipts were light, only 2r0 cars
against 742 a year ago, but receipts of
winter vheat were liberal. Bradstreeta
made a decrease of almost three million
bushels in the world's visible against a
decrease last year of over a million. We
are inclined to believe the break is over,
and that wheat should be bought now for
a good advance.
CORN Corn had another sinking spell
again today but recovered a cent from the
lowest quotations. The market has been
too high for eight months and insiders
took advantage of rains to unload on to
the public, who have been good buyers
during the dry weather scare. Corn is a
sale on bulges and will eventually go
much lower.
OATS Oats held firm. Some good buy
ing for investment.
PROVISIONS Provisions had another
smash today. Longs got scared on ac
count of the big break in corn and sold
out their pork. The market steadied
around noon and closed at an advance of
25c a barrel from the bottom.
J. C. GOINGS.
Range of Prices.
Chicago, July 17.
Article. Open High Low Close Yes.
WHEAT
Julv ... 76 76 74 76 76
Aug ... 76a4- 76 74 76-V4 7614-
Sept ... TiVi-Jg oV2 "Vk-n ''-'
CORN
Julv ... 4034 4Wi 3S 39H 40
Aug ... 40 40 38 40
Sept ... 41V.-41 41 Vi 38 39Vs- 40
OATS
Julv ... 23V4 23H 23 23 ZV
Aug. ... 234 23 2t 23VJ 23
Sept ... 24V8-24 24Vs 23Vi 23 24
FORK
July ...11 85 11 85 11 45 11 55 12 25
Sept ...12 05 12 05 11 45 11 70 12 25'
LA KD
July 6 60 6 72
Sept ... 6 72 6 75 6 55 6 f,5 6 80
Oct. ... 6 87 6 87 6 60 6 70 . 6 82 .
RIBS
July 6 57 6 70 .
Sept ... 6 77 6 77 6 57 6 65 6 80
Oct 6 80
KANSAS CITY:
WHEAT
Julv 67i 67
Sept . . . 68- 6S- 66 6 68i
CORN
Sept ... 38Va 3S' 36 37 3S
Ranges of Prices on 8tocks.
Furnished bv J. C. Goings, Commission
Merchant, 112 East Fifth street. Topeka,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
New York, July 17.
Op' n High I Low Jci'se jYes.
Stocks.
Sugar 11ST4 12174 118' 121H;n
People's Gas .. 98 99'h 98 I 9
Am. Tobacco .. 90 9!J2 8!i 91 90
A. S. & W 32 32'2 SI?' 3iTsj yn
B. R. T 62 64 5'i E3j 51
Federal Steel .. 32 33 32 33 I 3J
C. B. & Q 125 126 125 12ii';i2-,
C. R. I. & P.. lt'61-4 7'fc 106 l'ifi lofivj
C. M. & St. P.. Ill 111 111 111Villo
Atchison com.. 2f. 20V 25'' 26 25
Atchison pfd .. 69 T4 69 70 ;9
Manhattan .... 8s 8u 88 88 88
Western Union 7W 79 79 79 SO
Mo. Pacific .... 5". 51 & 51 51
U. Pac. pfd .. 75! 75 74 75 ti. 75
U. Pac. Com .. 57; 5 57'J 5H. 57
Atchison adj .. 83 83 83',i 83 Ki
N. Y. Central.. 12 129 128 12' 129
So. Pacific 32V; 33 33 3',i 33
C. C C 59 59 59 59
C. & 0 27 28 27 28 I 27
Heading 59 69 M 59 to
B. & 0 77 77 76 76 76
T. C. & 1 66 C7 65 67 I 66
N. Pac. pfd .. 71 71 71i 71i 71
N. Pac. com .. 5o 51 5)! 5
L. & N 72 73 72 73! 7314
C. & G. W 10 10 109 I 10 I
Telephone 275.
J. C. COINGS,
Commission Merchant,
GRAIN AND PROVISIONS.
Receiver and Shipper of Grain.
is East Fifth Strsat.
Leased private market and gossip wir
to Chicago. Always in the market for
cash grain. Consignments of grain aii4
correspondence solicited.

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