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TOPETCA STATE JOTjmSTAjL, SATURDAY EVENING. JTJIE" 28, 1900. SuiviriiER Excursions VIA The Union Pacific will place in effect cn June 21, July 7 to 10 inc., July ISth and August 2nd, Summer Excursion rates of ONE FARE FOR ROUND TRIP plus $2.00 from Kansas and Nebraska points TO Denver, Colorado Spring, PusTsls, Ogdsn anl Salt Lake. Tickets good for return until Oct. 31st. For Time Tables and full information call on F. A. Lewis, City Ticket Agt., or J. C. Fulton, Depot Agent. M Four "THE NEW YORK and BOSTON LIMITED," EASTBOUND. Daily. Lv. ST. LOUIS 8.00 a. m. Ar. Terre Haute 12.38 p. m. " Indianapolis 2.25 p.m. " Cleveland 9.S5 p. m. " Buffalo 4.00 a. m. " Rochester 6.40 a. m. " Syracuse 7.35 a. m. " Utica 8.58 a. m. " Albany 11.15 a.m. " NEW YORK 2.55 p.m. " BOSTON 4.55 p. m. NEW MORNING TRAIN Wth Through Pullman Sleepers, ST. LOUIS TO NEW YORK, ST. LOUIS TO BOSTON. Vestibule ches. All meals served In Dining Cars. This train receives all Morn ing Connections nt fc.L Louis from the West and teouthwe&t. C. W. Gkees, T. r. A.. Kansas City, Mo. C. L. HlIXEAP.Y, A. U. F. S.L Louis, Mo. MRS. DIGGS IS OUT. YTill Not le a Candidate For Re Election as State Librarian. To the Editor of the State Journal: Reerring to statements In the news papers concerning the animating spirit of my desire to have David Martin made the candidate for associate jus tice by the Fort Seott conventions, per mit me to say that I am not so ver dant a politician as not to have fore eeen that such an interpretation would ibe made of my motive. Believing- that Judge Martin's nomina tion had been made vital to the success of the ticket, I went with malice afore thought into executive session with my self. I emerged from that solitary con ference flushed with the victory of hav ing obtained by unanimous consent to totally extinguish any hope I might otherwise have cherished as to reap pointment to the very desirable office I ra w hold. In the event of Judge Mar tin's election I shall neither be an active or a receptive applicant for the position of state librarian. I deliberately put it out of the possibilities of the case to even be in the hands of my friends. No circumstances can arise which mould make it possible for me to accept u. reappointment. ANNIE L. DIGGS. EMBARGO REMOVED. California Fruit Will be Admitted to Germany Without Inspection. Washington, July 28. The fruit grow ers of California will be glad to know that among the good results of the late diplomatic agreement with Germany is the removal of the vexatious inspection of dried and evaporated fruit exjxrted from the United States. These fruits will hereafter be admitted into Ger Jiiany as formerly, without inspection. It has required two years of earnest vork on the part of the state depart ment to convince the German govern ment that the danger from San Jose poale in America was purely fanciful. The department was seconded in its efforts by some of the leading German boards of trade, and it was finally es tablished beyond contravention that the Kan Jose scale, even if present in American fruit originally, soon dies, and ulways is inert and harmless before it crosses the ocean. MOUNTAIN GUXS IN CHINA. Government Will Equip Several Ad ditional Batteries. Washington. July 28. It is the plan of the government to purchase sev eral additional batteries of mountain fruns for service in China. The board of ordnance and fortifications some time ago recommended the acquisition of a number of such batteries with a view to their use in the Philippines. The situation in China has since de veloped, and has increased the neces sity for this type of equipment for troops destined for service in the Orient. FUSION IN FOURTH. Zst of Congressional Candidates Named Next Week. The Populists and Democrats of the Fourth congressional district will com plete the list of congressional candi dates for this campaign, by selecting a nominee for the Fourth district. The conventions are called for Em tria Tuesday and there will be a. spirit ed contest among the following candi dates: Thomas Grisham, Chase. Henderson Martin, Marion. Representative Z. T. Harvey, Morris. P. F. Yearout, Lyon. J. P. Jeffreys, Elmdale. Excursion to Wathena, Sunday, July 29, via the Rock Island Route. Only $1.25 for the round trip. Train -will leave Topeka 7:30 a. m., returning will arrive at 8:05 p. m. Call Rock Island &nat t lull JtalormskUon. THE KAISER'S SPEECH. Gives His Chinese Fighters Brutal Advice. Berlin, July 28. The Lokal Anzeiger says the emperor, when addressing the troops at Bremerhaven, before they sailed for China, referred first to the responsibilities which had sprung up for the German empire abroad during the last decade. Germany's troops, he said, must now show in the face of the enemy whether their tendencies the tendencies which German military methods had followed were right. Their comrades of the marine had already proved that the training and principles upon which that arm of the forces had been built up were right ones, and now it was for the troops to do the same. "Every German has been filled with pride," continued his majesty, "to learn that the highest praise bestowed upon German warriors has come from the mouths of foreign leaders. The task before you is a great one. That a peo ple like the Chinese should cast to the winds international rights a thousand years old and treat with scorn the sanctity of an ambassador and the rights of hospitality Tn a manner so horrible is unprecedented in the history of the world. Every civilization not founded on Christianity is sure to be brought to naught. "So I send you out. May you all prove your Geimaji efficiency, devotion and bravery, bear joyfully all discomfort and uphold the honor and glory of our arms. You must set an example of dis cipline, self-domination and self-control. "If you close with the enemy, remem ber this: spare nobody; make no prison ers. Use your weapons so th&t for a thousand years hence no Chinaman will dare look askance at any German. Open the way of civilization once for all." The address concluded as follows: "The blessing of the Lord be with you. The prayers of the whole people will accompany you in all your ways. My best wishes for yourselves and for the success of your arms. "Give proofs of your courage, no mat ter where. May the bBessing of God rest on your banners: and may He vouch safe to you to find a path for Christian ity in that far off country. "For this you have pledged yourselves to me with your oath to the colors. I wish you God speed. Adieu, my com rades." The Lokal Anzeiger's report of the speech differs from the semi-official re ports, notably in respect of the reference to sparing none and making no prison ers when coming into close quarters with the enemy, but the correspondent of the Associated Press was assured this evening by a perfectly responsible per son who heard the speech that the Lokal Anzeiger's report is correct. TOWNE TO QUIT. Will Withdraw From Populist Ticket August 15. Minneapolis, Minn.,July 28. The Jour nal says: "Charles A. Towne will be withdrawn from the Populist national ticket about August 15. At that time the Populist national committee will accept his resig nation and replace him with Adlai Stev enson as the nominee of the Populist party for vice president. The source from which announcement is reoeived is such as to make it impossible to ques tion its accuracy. Certain considerations of policy which cannot now be made public are responsible for the retention of Mr. Towne on the ticket until the date named. The decision that he should withdraw was arrived at some weeks ago. "During the campaign Mr. Towne is to be utilized as a campaign orator to whom will be assigned the most desir able tours. He will speak only in large cities and in close districts. His course since Stevenson's nomination has won him the respect and admiration of Dem ocrats in a degree which he did not pos sess before. A cabinet position is assur ed to him in the event of Bryan's elec tion." "BOBS" REPORTS ADVANCE Says That He is Crowding the Boers Back. London, July 28, 11:59 p. m. The war office has received the following dis patch from Lord Roberts: "French and Hutton continued their pursuit on July 25. The former crossed C'liphant's (Olifant's) river and from the high ground on the east bank he could see Middleburg and the enemy retiring in great disorder. The main road north was blocked for several miles with horsemen and wagons. The enemy's rear was then seven miles north. Mounted forces were still -west of the river. Night was closing In; the rain was falling in torrents, and so It was impossible to follow. The night was terrible. In addition to the rain, a. strong east wind made the bivouac most uncomfortable. One officer, I re gret to say, died of exposure, and the mortality among the mules and oxen wa3 great. The men made light of hardships and were in famous spirits when I saw them yesterday. "Hunter hasoccupied Fourierburg and so far as I know did not suffer loss. He founl Mrs. Steyn, wife of the ex-president, and several of our men whom De Wet had captured at different times, and whom he was unable to send to Machadorp. "The enemy in the Bethlehem hills are now closed in upon. Basutolcnd is closed to them. Harrysmith is the only line open, and it will not be eas"- for them to reach there with guns and wagons. "Broadwood is still watching Chris tian DeWet. who has taken up a posi tion upon high hills near Reitsburg, about seven miles south of the Vaal. "P. De"Wet, a younger brother of Christian, surrendered at Kroonstaadt yesterday. "Rarron reports from Krugersdorp that he has -reconnoitered the railway to Bank station, where the train was wrecked on July 19. and been enabled to replenish his supplies. "Methuen's column, which reached the Krugersdorp-Potchetstroom rail way, is now moving on Potchetstroom. "Buller reports that the railway was opened to Heidelberg yesterday, giving us through communication with. Natal." WEST-CHURCHILL Weddins Solemnized in London Today. London. July 28. Lady Randolph Churchill (nee Jerome) was today mar ried to Lieutenant George Cornwallis West at St, Paul's church. Knight's Bridge. The church was thronged with handsomely dressed women. There was no restriction upon those admitted to the church to witness the ceremony. Outside the church two or three thou sand people gathered to witness the ar rival and departure of the bridal party. The church was sparsely adorned with palms and white blossoms. Mr. Winston l Churchill, eldest eon of the bride, en tered the church just before his mother, who approached the ehanceW leaning upon the arm of the Duke ofiarlbor ough, by whom she was given away. The service was fully choral. There were no bridesmaids, but Lieutenant West was supported by a brother offi cer, Lieutenant H. C. Elwes. Lady Randolph wore a costume of the palest blue chiffon, with a bolero jacket of cluny lace and white chiffon toque and diamond and pearl ornaments. She car ried a small bunch of white roses. After the ceremony, the wedding party repaired to the residence of the bride's sister. Airs. Moreton Frewen, where the wedding breakfast was served. Later the bride and bridegroom started for Broughton castle for the honeymoon. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful presents, including an ex quisite pearl diamond tiara, the joint gift of friends of Lady Randolph, in cluding Mr. A. J. Balfour, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, the Mar quis and Marchioness of Londonderry, the Marquis and Marchioness of Lands downe. Dowager Duchess of Marl borough, Lady Georgiana Curzon, Mr. Henry White, Mrs. Arthur Paget, Mrs. George Cavendish-Bentinck, the Count ess of Crewe and Essex, and many oth ers. Another gift was a splendid jug of beaten silver and two massive tank ards from the officers of the Scots guards, comrades of the bridegroom. Besides, most of the persons above named, the wedding guests included the United States ambassador, Mr. Joseph H. Choate, Lady Sarah Wilson and Constielo. Duchess of Marlborough. WEDDING ARRANGEMENTS. New York, July 28. The World's Lon don correspondent sends details of the arrangements for the Cornwallis West Churchill wedding at St. Paul's, Knight's bridge, today. The Duke of Marlborough will give away Lady Ran dolph Churchill. The service will be fully choral. The church has been dec orated with tall palms and pink flowers. Rev. Mr. Shephaxd, sub-deacon of the royal chapel of St. James, will be as sisted by Prebendary Villiers. of St. Pauls, in performing the marriage cere mony. Lieut. H. C. Elwes, of the Scots guards, will be best man. There will ba no bridesmaids. The wedding dress ia of pale blue chiffon, fashioned with a tucked bodice completed by a bolero of real cluny lace. A flounce of the same lace edges the skirt. A toque worn with this is of whLte chiffon, ornamented with a blue ostrich tip and a cluster of cream roses caught beneath the brim. No invitations have been sent out, and there will be no formal reception. Four hundred presents have been re ceived. The first day's honeymoon will be passed at Broughton castle, Oxford shire, lent by Lord and Lady Algernon Gordon. A joint wedding present arranged by the Duchess of Devonshire is a 250 pearl and diamond tiara. Subscribers at i each included Arthur Balfour, La dies Chelsea. Tedmouth, Crewe, Devon shire, Georgiana Curzon, Essex, Dud lev, Londonderry. Wimborne, Lily, Duchess of Marlborough, and Mrs. Paget. Some officers of West's regi ment gave him a beaten silver jug. By the bride's special request there will" be no flowers. Lady Randolph's friends stood loyally but regretfully by her. The Prince of Wales' remark was: "And I always considered you such a sensible woman." MINES ON THE TAN ANA. Emma Kelly Writes Entertainingly of New Alaska Gold Fields. The following is a letter to the State Journal by Emma L. Kelly and dated Mastodon Creek, Birch Creek District, Alaska, June 12: Some months since I wrote of the new gold finds on the Tanana and its tribu taries. This river rises in the Tanana range of mountains about one hundred miles south of Circle City, its course being westward until it forms a junc tion with the Yukon, at St. ames. The Tanana is navigable for steamers of good draught to within about thirty miles of the new finds of the district. Since my previous letter the district has been extensively staked and suffi ciently prospected to establish the fact that it is doubtless the richest placer mining district yet discovered in the north, and perhaps the richest that has ever been developed anywhere; Cali fornia and the Klondike not excepted. In topography and general formation the district very much resembles.though in extent about twice the area of the Klondike. The presence of "coarse gold" in fabulous amounts is an established fact, as every miner can testify who has spent time in prospecting any of the numerous creeks that put into the river. Good prospects appear upon ev ery hand, and wherever rim rock crops out, from a foot below the surface the gold seems to be distributed all through the gravel, being much more easily worked and quickly secured than was the case in the Klondike. With a good grade and plenty of water for sluicing, the work can be carried on through the summer. As sluicing is more rapid and less expensive than drifting, the cost of operation here will not exceed one half the expense in the Klondike, while a much lower grade of dirt can be worked with a profit, Peter McCracken, an old Montana prospector, spent all of last summer in the district, prospecting the various creeks that put into the Tanana, and to his tenacity of purpose is due the dis covery of the very rich finds in this dis trict. After his summer's work he came late in the fall Into Circle City for the purpose of purchasing his winter sup plies. The news of the rich finds he had made, caused a stampede during the winter and early, spring from Circle City and the Mastodon mines; these latter being situated about half way between Circle City and the Tanana gold fields. Among those who went over the range, some were provided with supplies suffi cient only to enable them to reach the" district, stake and return to Circle City where they filed upon their claims. Oth ers who went provided with supplies suf ficient to enable them to remain and prospect the country, sinking holes to bedrock, established the exceeding rich ness of the new district. Many of the holes sunken yielded $50, $75, and $100 a day to the man. A number of miners are now established in the district with their camp's and supplies, and by fall will have fully established beyond ques tion ihe richness of the diggings in the Tanana district. On many of the creeks coarse gold is found right at the grass roots, and along all of the 20 creeks, tributary to the Tanana, it has been found in paying quantities. In addition to the streams that have been prospected, there are many others in the vast territory that from appearances promise as rich de velopment as those that have been pros pected. The present difficulty is that of get ting supplies into the district, which is ninety miles from the nearest trading post, as dog sledding cannot be done in the summer and the absence of pack mules necessitates the packing in on the backs of miners all the supplies for the new camp. And as the country is rugged and broken with the Tanana range of mountains and without estab lished trails, the carrying of supplies into the district is rendered tedious and burdensome. But the transportation companies. theN. A. T. & T. Co and the A. C. Co., are sending steamers from the Yukon up the Tanana with supplies, and for the establishment of posts, - which will be located within about thirty miles of the heart of the new district, so that by the fall there will be sufficient supplies there to be freighted out with dog teams to keep the population of the mining camps. The news of the Tanana find having spread rapidly, miners are flocking in from other camps in great numbers, many who left Dawson for Nome hav ing stopped at Circle City, and chang ing their course seek these new fields, which are superior and far more exten sive than the Nome fields or the Yukon in its best days. Work the present summer will be prosecuted pretty extensively on Home Stake, Faith, Charity, Hope, Idaho, Bachelor and Costa creeks, all of which have developed very rich prospects, and these, having good grade and plenty of water, can be worked easily and ex peditiously. The creeks that have been prospect ed and located in the order of their richness are Faith, Home Stake, Char ity, Hope, Idaho, Monte Cristo, Bach elor, Costa, Nevada, Deep, Switch, Or phan, McManus, Sour Dough, Beaver, Surprise, Expansion, Tortoise, Ameri can, War Cry, together with a number of others not yet developed. Since commencing this letter one hundred miners have come down from Dawson in a body, many of these with equipments for the summer, while quite a. number have uack animals, and oth ers following with pack trains will en able supplies to be transported into toe district. One of the prospectors on No. 1, Home Stake, has recently refused $25.- 000 cash for one-fourth interest in the claim, which has just been opened up, with a fabulous showing of wealth. A number of steamers have been charter ed at Dawson to carry passengers and supplies up the Tanana at once, the fare from Dawson to the landing on the head waters of the Tanana, within thirty miles of the district, being $200 with an allowance of one hundred and fifty pounds of baggage. The greatest stampede that has ever been witnessed in the northern gold fields is looked for during the fall and the ensuing winter, when the summer "clean-ups" establish the richness of this new El Dorado. The local laws have barred the stak ing of claims by power of attorney, hence, there will be no trouble on this score, as there is at Cape Nome, and on the Koyukuk. Under this rule no claim has been staked by tne second person, as each person must stake and record his own claim in person; this rule pre venting dispute and trouble. There are many instances where per. sons without pan, pick or shovel have scraped out of the crevices in the rim rock, with sticks, gold worth $2 or $3. No mining camp in the north has shown up so well or looked so promising with as little prospecting as the Tanana dis trict. Miners' wages are the same as paid in the Birch Creek district, namely, $10 per day; the Birch Creek mines having maintained this scale for day labor dur ing six years. The word that has just come in to this camp of the increasing richness of the finds in the Tanana.is creating the most intense excitement among the old min ers. The greatest find in the history of placer mining was on No. 7 below, on Faith Creek. The claim is owned by Ike Long and in prospecting a small boulder was removed and beneath it coarse gold was found lying loose all over and through the gravel, showing a hundred thousand dollars in sight, and apparently enough in the gravel to employ a hundred men for a year sluic ing the dirt. Faith and Bachelor creeks promise to turn out more than a half dozen El Doradoes, as the pay streak on Faith is almost a thousand feet wide and extends from the grass roots down. This creek is nine miles long and shows pay dirt from the head to the mouth. Bachelor is the strongest rival with Faith for richness, although, Hope, Charity. Home Stake and Costa are fabulously rich. But thus far nothing in the history of placer mining has ever compared" with the richness of Faith and Bachelor creeks. Notwithstanding the fact that Peter Mc Cracken, the discoverer of this district spent last summer along the creeks and found good prospects, the great richness of the district was not revealed until the discoveries of the past spring, the "mint" unearthed by George Loper having proven the greatest placer gold find ever maae. Loper, who maintained himself In the iso lated district throughout last winter, tenting in the cold and snow and enduring all the hardships incident to a winter in this northern latitude, remote from settle ment, is a Kansas man; his home being at Mulvane, Kansas, and for his endur ance and courage he has been most richly repaid, as he well deserves. Loper has spent manv years prospecting and mining in this country, having for the first time in a long while passed the winter of 189S and 1899 with his people in Mulvane. Mr. Loper, in appearance, courage and frank ness, is a typical frontiersman. The name of McManus creek has been changed to its original Indian name, given years ago bv the Tanana Indians; the name now being Chatanika, pronounced Chat-a-neka, and as Faith, Hope and Charity and a number of other creeks empty into this, it is now known and called the Chatanika District of the Tanana, as "the Klondike District of the Yukon." is known. Bachelor, Costs. McKinley and a num ber of other creeks are across the range and empty into Preacher creek. Hence, the Tanana countrv has two distinct min ing districts, the "Preacher District," and the "Chatanika District." As I had before written the miners on one of the creeks united in giving me the privilege of naming the creek and I nam ed it "Expansion." Since then they came to me in a body and suggested that "Ex pansion" might not be significant In fu ture years, as the protest against it might cease, and therefore suggested that I give it some other name. I suggested to them the changing of the name to McKinley, as 1 thought that name would forever be sig nificant in the history of our country; would stand with thatof Lincoln and would signify not only stability at home, but "expansion" of American ideas and Amer ican government wherever the flag led. The question was received with a shout bv the hardy miners, and so the creek Is now known as "McKinley" creek, Tanana District, , , I am writing from the Birch creek dis trict, an old established mining camp about sixtv miles south of Circle City. It is nearlv twelve o'clock at night and I am sitting bv the window of my cabin writing without artificial light. Two or three weeks later we shall have the mid night sun. The weather for a few weeks has been pleasant, but it is stormy today and quite a heavy snow is falling. A couple of days since two very large fine moose came down the mountain, right into the creek bottom in front of my cabin, having come down from the range in the mountains to get water, and the miners soon out with their guns killed both, the flesh of which supplied the camp with an abundance of sweet tender moose meat. Some of the operators who employ a number of men, build cold storage rooms in which thev store large quantities of carriboo meat, thus enabling the camp to have a supply of fresh meat late in the season. EMMA L. KELLY. The Warren Arrives. San Francisco, July 28. The United States transport Warren from "Manila, via Nagasaki arrived yesterday afternoon after a fast trip. The vessel left Japan on the 16th and came over in remarka bly quick time. She brings a number of discharged men and several cabin pas sengers. She has gone into quarantine. Passion Play Christ is Mayor. Berlin, July 28. Joseph Mayer, for many years the Christus of the Passion Play, has been elected mayor of Ober ammerga. Weather Indications. Chicago, July 28. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight except showers in east portion; Sunday fair; moderate temperature; variable winds. MINISTERS SAFE. Continued from the First Fage.J liama dispatch the government has re ceived information that the Chinese at tacked a body of Japanese in the vicin ity of An Tong (on the north side of the Yalu river). Refugees had arrived at Wiju. Japanese reinforcements were proceeding to the scene of the conflict. The latest news received at St. Peters burg from Blagovestichensk, was dated July 23. The Russian garrison had been resupplied with ammunition and would be able to hold out until reinforced. The Chinese legation here reiterates the assertion that the ministers are en route to Tien Tsin. FROM MacDONALD. London, July 28. A parliamentary paper on China was issued this after noon, dealing with the period of th murder of the Missionary Brooks, Jan uary 4, to July 13, when the Chinese minister at London, Sir Chih Chen Lo Feng Luh, communicated to Lord Salis bury, the imperial edict. The last writ ten comumnication from the British minister at Pekin, Sir Claude Mac Donald, dated May 21, declares that "the demeanor of the inhabitants of Pekin is quiet and civil towards for eigners, although from the panic among native Christians it may be assumed the latter are being subject to threats of violence." Sir Claude MacDonald was convinced that a few days of heavy rain fall to terminate the drought which had help ed excite the unrest of the country dis tricts would do more to restore tran quillity than any measures the Chinese or foreign governments could take. GLOOMY MESSAGE. Indefinite Reports About Murder of the Ministers. Shanghai, July 28. Newspapers here publish a statement by an influential banker residing in Pekin, near the Brit ish legation who arrived in Shanghai July 25, having left Pekin July 7. He states that the legations were then de stroyed. All the foreigners had disap peared, and he could not say positively if they had been murdered, as he was too frightened to inquire." The Mail's correspondent proceeds: "Investigations prove this information is reliable. The banker in question has gone to Ting-Po. His friends will not disclose his name, fearing that to do so would cause him to lose his head. "The manager of the Russian bank of Shanghai has received a letter from the bank's New Chwang branch stating that one of their Chinese representatives from Pekin, who had just arrived, confirmed the report of the Pekin massacre. He states that all the foreign ministers were murdered. Seeing death was inevitable, as the Chinese swarmed into the lega tions, the ministers killed their families at the last moment. Sir Robert Hart, in despair committed suicide." THE "RELIEF" ARRIVES. American Transport for China Socked at Nagasaki. Washington, July 28. The war depart ment has received the following cable gram: Nagasaki, July 27 Adjutant General, Washington. Relief arrived at Na gasaki, July 26. Claud R. Leslie, com pany I, Fourteenth infantry died of dis ease contracted in line of duty dysen tery; his remains will be shipped to San Francisco. Civilian employe, Arthur Hennessey drowned June 21; buried at Nagasaki. HARRY O. PERLEY, Major, Medical Department. NAVIGATOR TO BLAME. Held Responsible for Mule Steamer Being Wrecked. Liverpool, July 28. The board of trade inouiry into the loss of the steamer Carintha on the island, found that the captain had not navigated with proper care, and his certificate was suspended for three months. The Cunard steamer Carintha while on her way from New Orleans for Cape Town with a cargo of 1,450 mules, ran full speed on the shore at Point Gravers, on the south coast of Hayti, May 18. About 1.000 of the mules were saved but the vessel became a total wreck. Alabama Pencil Pushers. St. Louis, July 28. A party of 100 per sons consisting of 80 members of the Alabama Press association and their families are in the city. They arrived here today from Denver anu will remain until Sunday evening, when the party will proceed home. Reception commit tees escorted the visitors to the points of interest about the city. At 11 o'clock an informal reception was tendered them on the Merchants Exchange and the re mainder of the day was spent sight seeing. Grand Opera Singers Not Coming. Owing to the fact that a prior con tract was entered into with the col ored organizations of the city for the use of Garfield park on next Wednes day, Signor Badaracci and Mme. Bar ducci, the Italian grand opera singers, will not appear there that evening, as announced. However, negotiations are on for their appearance at the park on Friday evening in connection with the regular concert of the band, and ar rangements will probably be completed. LOCAL MENTION. W. P. Hemphill of Clay Center was in the city yesterday. A party of young people picnicked on the roof of Science hall at Washburn college last night. Miss Maggie Sweeny, of Chicago, who has been visiting her sister Mrs. J. W. O'Conner, returned to her home today. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Elder left today for a few weeks' visit to Excelsior Springs, hoping to improve Mr. Elder's health. Chas. A. Elder of Los Angeles, Cal., Is on his way home after a three weeks' visit in Topeka, He will stop a few days in Salt Lake City and in San Fran cisco. The gentlemen who have been select ed for pall bearers at the funeral of C. B. Kilmer aie: G. r. Hale, Wm. G. Smyser, C. D. Purdon.Danlel Cain, C. W. Kouns, W. Littlefield, J. M. Mead, John A. Dailey. A meeting of old soldiers who are or ganizing a McKinley and Roosevelt club is being held this afternoon in the armory. A paper was circulated this week and was signed by about 400 old soldiers agreeing to join the club. Through an error the following item in S. Barnum's Dry Good3 and Carpet Co.'s advertisement last evening read, "The well known Anderson L, L. unbleached muslin at less than present wholesale cost, 3 cents per yard," should have been 5 cents per yard. Mrs. James E. Adams and three chil dren will leave Wednesday for Corea where they will Join Mr. Adams who is a missionary in that country. Mrs.. Adams has been in this country for a year on account of her health. A fare well meeting will be given in their honor at the First Presbyterian church Sunday night, Rolfe & Colville, photographers, 632 Kansas avenue. HIS FATAL ERROR. RichardDeBarrows Got Letters Mixed and His Wife Gets Divorce.- The writing of two "letters at the same time and putting them in the wrong en velopes aided in the separation of Fran ces DeBarrows and her- husband, Rich ard DeBarrows who lives at Rossville. Mrs. DeBarrows and her daughter ap peared in the district court this morn ing. Mr. DeBarrows testified that her husband was a memr-r of the Twentieth Kansas and. while at San Francisco fell in love with another woman. After his regiment was ordered to the Philippines DeBarrows occasionally wrote to his wife and kept up a correspondence with his San Francisco love. At one time he wrote a letter to his wife and one to his sweetheart. He addressed two envel opes, one to his wife and one to his San Francisco correspondent. He put the let ter to the San Francisco woman in the envelope addressed to his wife and the letter to his wife in the other envelope. His wife received the letter full of love and affection that was intended for the San Francisco belle. Mrs. DeBarrows also testified that her husband was abusive to her and threat ened her life and that she was afraid to live with him. Two years ago on July 4, DeBarrows and a foreman on the Mulvane ranch by the name of Ross had some trouble and Ross was killed. Lie Barrows was arrested charged with murdering him and was acquitted. Mrs. DeBarrow said that her husband wore a button picture of the San Francisco woman on his coat and talked to his family about her. The divorce was not contested and was granted. $19.00 Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Return via the Santa Fe. . Tickets on sale August 2d, good re turning October 31st. Liberal stopover privileges allowed. The Santa Fe is the only line running the observation car to Colorado Springs. New Train For Chicago via Santa Fe Route. Leaves Topeka 3:00 p. m., arrives Chi cago 7:40 a. m., before departure of out bound connecting trains for resorts ic the northern lake region, as well as those of the St. Lawrence and the At lantic coast. Carries Standard and Tourist sleepers. Free chair cars. Din ing car. Other trains at 4:30 a. m. and 4:40 p. m. T. L. KING, Agent, TODAY'S MARKET REPORT. Chicago, July 28. WHEAT During the first part of today's session was quiet, opening c to c under yesterday at 76c to 75c, for September. The easiness was caused by disappointing cables. Liver pool at the close showed d lower to d higher in the face of the advance here yesterday. Weather was favorable. Some foreign buying was reported earlv and September, after easing to 75fc re covered to 76c. Local receipts were 177 cars, 32 of contract grade. Minneapolis and Duluth reported 217 cars against 265 last week and 344 a year ago. Later the market slumped on lack of support, both outside and local. Septem ber declined to 75c and closed weak, lVsC unrler vesterday at 75ic. CORN Corn was quiet, but steady. Sep tember opened &e lower at 38c to 38e, on easy cables from Liverpool, com pared with the "&le advance here yes terday. Country acceptances to last night's bids were small, however, and the statisticians decided that the August corn condition would be from 8 to 10 points under the July, making the lowest August condition since 1S94. This report and the small country offerings caused a recovery to 3874c. Receipts were 301 cars. The close was steady, September Vic lower at 3Sc. OATS Oats were dull and steady, fol lowing the dictates of wheat and corn. September opened" e lower to 22ao. eased to 22flfc and later reacted to first figures. Receipts were 171 cars. PROVISIONS Quietude, coupled with a degree of steadiness also reigned In the provisions pit. The market derived sup port from light hog receipts and higher prices at the. yards. September pork opened 2'&5c higher at $11.97'n2.00 and eased to $11.87: September lard opened 2?t5c down at $6.77, and September ribs a shade higher at $7.02rg?7.O5, selling back to $7.00. FLAX Cash. $1.50: Autrust, $1.40; Sep tember, $1.36; October, $1.31. RYE July, 51o. B A RLE Y 3St 46c. TIMOTHY September, $3.203.22; Oc tober, $3.17. Chicago Livestock Market. Chicago. July 28. CATTLE Receipts. 100. Nominally steady. Good to prime steers, $5.15&5.S5: poor to medium, 4.&Wi) 5.00: stockers and feeders steady, tS.Wiv 4.05; cows. $3.0034.80: heifers, $3.00(i5.10; canners. $2.15i2.90; bulls, t3.CinCi4.5t: calves, $5.0O&6.80; Texas fed steers. $4.3tvi75.15; Texas grass steers, $3.30(4.25; Texas bulls, $2. 50-83. 40. HOGS Receipts today, 10,000; tomorrow. 27.000; left over. 3,608: 10c higher, closed weak. Top, $5.32. Mixed and butchers, $5.15(&6.42: good to choice heavy, $5.15ii 5.42; rough heavy, $5.0tSS.10: light, $5.15'y 5.42: bulk of sales, $5.3f&5.35. SHEEP Receipts, 2,500. . Sheep and Jambs steady to strong. Good to choice wethers. $4.154.50; fair .to choice mixed, $3.25 4.10: western sheep, $4.0O'a4.4O; Texas sheep. $3.0014.00: native lambs, $4.406.00; western Iambs, $S.0(Ka6.50. Official vesterdav: RECEIPTS Cattle, 2,914; hogs, 17,071; sheep. 6.283. SHIPMENTS Cattle, 2,279; hogs, 4,175; sheep, 414. Kansas City Live Stock Market. Kansas City, Mo., July 28. CATTLE Receipts, 50: market unchanged. Native steer, $4.75Jff5.45; stockers and feeders, $3. 75 ft 4. 60; butcher cows and heifers, $3.25 (y4.65; canners, 2. 6053 25: fed westerns, J4.00 S5.00: fed Texaons, $4.00(4.35; grass Tex ans, $3.35fa4.00. HOGS Receipts, 3,500; market strong to 5c higher. -Bulk of sales, $5.10fi5.2o; heavy, $5.1 Of 5. 27: packers. $S.l(Xa5.25; mixed. $5.05&5.15; light, $4.8S'& 5.22 ; york ers. $5.15a5.22: pigs, $4.5lHj 5.05. SHEEP None. Grain Letter. WHEAT Cables were not so strong this morning. d lower. Receipts in the northwest, 217 cars against 444 for the same date a year ago. The feeling turned bearish and wheat was sold in blocks every time it stuck up its head. There was a sale at 11:54 a. m. at 75c flat and the market closed at 75c sellers, virtual ly at the bottom. It looks to us as if wheat would prob ably go some lower temporarily, but as the crowd are all on the bear side, it is only a question of time until they get the market oversold. Wheat is low enough on its merits, and as a rule the crowd gets bearish at the bottom and taking every thing into consideration we feel that it is dangerous to sell short except for a quick scalp. CORN Corn held firm. Receipts were light, clearances fair and acceptances lib eral. Com closed Vic lower than last night, but it was on account of the break in wheat. Now that the big fellows have closed out we believe corn will gradually regain its natural strength and score a good advance. OATS Oats quiet and featureless. PROVISIONS Prices 5c higher at the yards and only 10,000 hogs. Pork eased off In sympathy with wheat, closing at the bottom. Trade was light and most of the trading was selling out by scalping longs, who bought yesterday. Packers were do ing nothing. J. C. GOINGS. Cotton Market. New York. July 28. COTTON Snot cot ton closed dull; middling uplands. 10 l-16c middling gun, i'J o-ibc. bales, osi Dales. New York Money Market. New York, July 28. MONEY Money on call nominal: no loans: prime mercantile paper, per cent. Sterling exchange steady with actual business in bankers' bills at $4.87 for demand and at SIOTc for sixtv days: posted rates. $4.841.'fi4.S5 and $4.88; commercial bills, $4.83SV. SILVER Bar silver, 60c; silver certifli cates, 613-62iC; Mexican dollars, 4Sc. Topeka Hide Market. Topeka, July 23. CATTLE. COWS AND HEIFERS $2.5033.25. HOGS. LIGHT $4.65-34.90. MEDIUM AND HEAVY $4.7534.96, GRAIN". NO. 2 WHEAT 63Si 64c NO. 2 MIXED CORN 34c NO. 2 WHITE CORN 35c NO. 2 OATS 22c. HAY $6.UO&5.50. PRODUCE!. EGGS 9 cents. CHICKENS SV4 centa. BUTTER 13 c Topeka Markets Today. Topeka, July 2S. Based on Chicago and Boston quota tions. The following are net prices paid in Topeka this week: GREEN SALT CURED ?ic NO. 1 TALLOW 3c. GREEN SALT HALF CURED Market Gossip. Furnished bv J. C. Goings. Commission Merchant, 112 East Fifth street, Topeka, Kan., receiver and shipper of groin. The Cincinnati Price Current, In its issues of the week has a leading editorial on the Chicago quotation question. In which it says: "The Chicago Board of Trade, for many years, has been resort ing to expedients believed to be ser-ice-able in killing off the bucket shopa of the country. The latest expedient Is the decision to exact of telegraph companies an agreement incident to distribution of quotations by them that no such service Fhall be furnished except to subscriber under approval of the board of trade. This arrangement was not accepted by telegraph companies. The bucket shops have notified their customers that their business will proceed without interruption and members of the Chamber of Com merce apprehend that the Chicago busi ness will suffer under the more complete market quotation service that the bucket shops wiil have than will be possible for the Chamber of Commerce and other ex changes to procure otherwise than through an arrangement with bucket shop interests, which is not to be expected. It is believed that while some of the smaller concerns known as bucket shops may ba disordered under the new turn of affairs, the more prominent ones will be the gain ers to the detriment of regular trade with members of the Chicago board of trade." Liverpool: Wheat, Hd lower; corn un changed. Chicago receipts: Wheat, 177, graded 32; corn, 301, graded 80: oats, 171. graded 34. Northwest receipts of wheat by cars Minneapolis. 172 today against 225 last year; Duluth, 45 today, against 219. last year. Kansas City receipts: Wheat. 3S7 cars, against 160 last year; corn, 32 cars, against 67 last year; oats, 5 cars, against 6 last year. Estimated receipts of hogs Monday &.1 Chicago, 26,000 head. Omaha: Hogs, 6.700 head. Chicago: September wheat Puts, good Monday, 74c; calls. 76c. September corn Puts, 37c; calls, 38vxC New York Uptown Gossip. Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission Merchant. 112 East Fifth street, Topeka, Kan-, receiver and shipper of grain. New York, July 28. There Ms practical stagnation In the local securities markets investment Is at a standstill and tha fluctuations in stocks and bonds repre senting the main purely professional oper ations. The common gossip Is that all the unfavorable features of the Chinese situa tion have been discounted, that all the shortages in the northwestern crop results have been discounted, that all the depres sion and It consequences in the iron and steel Industries has been discounted, thut all the unhappy politician Influences have been discounted because of the general conviction that President McKinley will be re-elected. It is argued that the pres ent level of values has by its decline from a higher basis rendered it impossible for any depression In prices to occur. Ac cording to this theory there are many avenues open for the anticipation of fu tures, favorable developments among which may be included as satisfactory solution of the problem in the far east, an unexpected out-turn of the grain crops, a. revival in iron and 6ther industrial branches and the emphatic verdict of tho American people in favor of the gold standard and the principals of law and order. Sugar Market. New York, July 28. SUGAR Raw. strong; fair refining, 4Vii4 13-32; centri fugal. 96 test, 4 9-32c; molasses suar, 4 5-32C. COFFEE Steady. No. 7 rio, VaC Butter Market. New York July 28. BUTTER Steady ) creamery, 17i&19VaC; current packed fac tory, lS15?c Range of Prices. Furnished by J. C. Goings. Commission Merchant, 112 East Fifth street, Topeka, Kan., receiver and shipper of grain. Chicago. Julv 28. Article. WHEAT- July .. Aug. ... Sept ... CORN July ... Aug. ... Sept ... OATS July ... Aug. ... Sept ... FORK Open High Low Close Yes. 74"4 75-!4 75T4 7474 75Vg 74Vt 74V 75 V 3!'Vi 3vt 38 22 22 22 11 70 11 75 6 75 6 77 75 75 ' 76 376 3s 22 22 22-" 11 90 11 J6 6 80 6 o-r" 7 00 74Vi 7a 38 S8Tt 34 21 22 22 38 3!H 38 7fo 3'.'?8 3s- 38-4 21-22 22 22V4 22Vi 22- 22 July ., Sept .. LA K D .11 97 12 00 11 75 Sept ... Oct. .... RIBS July ... Sept ... Oct WHEAT- Iec. ... Sept ... CORN Sept ... Dec ... 6 77 6 85 6 77 S 85 6 75 6 71 6 92 7 02-05 7 05 6 95 "KANSAS CITY: 7 i)2 6 9U-92 6 9t 6ST4 66 35v4 32 6S " 66 6S 66 66 66 35 2 36 35- 35 32 32 32 Ranges of Prices on Stocks. Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission Merchant, 112 East Fifth street. Topeka. Kansas, receiver and shipper of gram. New York, July 28. Op'nHigh'Low 'ci'se lYes. Stocks. I 1 I Sugar People's Gas . Am. Tobacco . A. S. & W. ... B. K. T Federal Steel . C. B. & Q. ... C, R. I. fe P.. C, M. & St. P. Atchison com. Atchison pfd . Manhattan Mo. Pacific ... U. Pac. pfd ... U. Pac. com... N. Y. Central. So. Pac. pfd . C. & O Reading pfd . B. & O T. C. & I N. Pac. com... L. &. N C. & G. W. ... 127 I 127 99 96'-. I 34, 60 I 34 I 127, Vxi-it, 111! 2;',i 9 I 91: 5"i 124 99 96 34'. 5H 33 126 i;126 I I'9 99 34 60 34 96' 34, 34 5vV, 59 8 I 34 126-4 126 1,.6 i.i 111 1)1 26 1 26'-, 6..! 69 91 1 91 5". 5-) 75j 7r 57, 57 129 12 33: 33 27 ! 27 59' 5 - 74' 74 71 J 71 60! 51 71 I 71 11 I 1 1 12i 1"; 111! 26 j 69, 91) 50 75 I 1U 26 69 91 5" J"'6 1 5" I 57 129: 33i 27 I 1291 '4 1 129'. 33, 27 ) 59 74l 71 51 I 71; 27 I 59; 74 rlk! 71l 11 I 59 I 74 71 50 70: 11 Telephone 273. J. C. GOINGS, Commission Merchant, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS. Receiver and Shirker of Grain. 113 East Fifth Strest. Leased private market and gossip wire to Chicago. Always in th market for cash grain. Consignments of train ud correspondence solicited.