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. C ' ' LAST EDITION. FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, AUGUST 3. 1900. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. - STREETS RAF Reports From Pekin Tell of Reign of Anarchy. Loyal Army Made Ineffectual Attempt to Expel Boxers. OFFICERS CAPTURED. Jung La and Prince Cliing in Hands of Rebels. Prince Tuan Issues Exhor tations to Kill Foreigners. THEIR BULLETS FATAL Every One Said to Bear Death to a Chinaman. Determination That Chinese 3lust Be Severely Punished. OUTRAGES REPORTED. Sonie of the Christians Have Been Skinned Alive. French Nuns at New Chwang Are Burned. Copyright, 1900, by Associated Press. Che Foo, July 26, via Shanghai, Aug. 2. The latest reports from Pekin were brought by disaffected officers of the Chinese army. They are considered re liable. The officers left Pekin July 13. They say anarchy had reigned in Pekin for months and the streets ran blood. The Chinamen fought among them selves. Jung Lu, commander in chief ot the Chinese forces and Prince Ching es poused the cause of the forces and en deavored with the part of the army loyal to them to expel the boxers. Later, with the majority of the imperial troops, un der anti-foreign leaders.Prince Tuan and General Tung Fuh Sian were victorious and Jung Lu and Prince Ching, with their followers were prisoners in their Yamens when the bearers of these re ports left Pekin. Prince Tuan and General Tung-Fuh-Sian appear to control the government, according to the officers and issued edicts, printed in the Gazette, exhorting the Chinese to kill foreigners and native Christians. One officer says that there are 16,000 troops in Pekin, including Tung's army and 8,000 more at Yung Tsun. The soldiery hold all the streets within a mile of the legations. The for eign troops when the officers left Pekin, had burned and abandoned the Chenmen gate. Their ammunition appeared to be failing and their quick firing guns had been silenced for some days before July 15, and they were using their rifles, only when hard pressed. The officers said that every foreign bullet kills a China man. The report states that the Eng lish and American troops defeated Gen. Mai in a night battle on July 10. The reports from Chinese sources are to the effect that all of the legations forces were killed. Chinamen caught a messenger who was trying to leave the legations on July 10 with the following message: "To any foreign commander: Make all haste if ycu intend to save us. We can hold out but a few days." Governor Yuan Shi Kia, states that he has received a note from the Tsung Li Yamen dated July SO, reporting that the ministers at the Get man legations and others were well, and that their rela tions with the government were friendly. They were conferring .the note said, with a view of arranging measures to protect the ministers to Tien Tsin. Liu Kun Yi. viceroy of Nankin and Sheng, administrator of telegraphs and railways and Taotai of Shanghai, have both declared officially that the foreign ministers are held by the Chinese gov ernment as hostage and that if the al lies march to Pekin they will be killed il ,s xea mat only the Russians and ! Japanese, 23.000 strong are starting for I Another Chinese exodus from Shanghai has commenced. It was caused by dis- tCr?f yr?ht- t19,00- by Associated Press. - CpT,- Jul,y 29' via Shanghai, Aug. 2- rubc P'nion and the foreign press at the treaty ports are alarmed at thl Possibility that the Chines -lula" pre! Va.".u.PKn the Pwers to consent to the establishment of peace without inflict ing punishment befitting the Chinese government's crime. . nlnese Officials, persons engaged in commer cial pursuits and missionaries of all nationalities are remarkably united Ibey believe Pekin should be destroyed BLOOD. as an object lesson, and that If the dynasty is continued it should be forced to establish the capital at some accessi ble city, the Americans suggesting Nan kin. This is considered - important, as the Chinese always believed that China had defeated in 1860, because the capital remained intact. It is also thought that guarantees to prevent excessive arma ment should be demanded and that China should be compelled, publicly and definitely, to renounce the fiction that the foreign ministers are representatives of tributary powers.. There is a strong demand that unusual punishment, like the destruction of the kings' tombs, be inflicted. The American and English mission aries advocate a programme similar to the foregoing. All foreigners believe that the Chinese government engineered the outbreaks and is trying to call off it3 troops after the downfall of Tien Tsin and the re ceipt of eports that the powers are sendingarmiesto China, A German lega tion telegram saying that the bombard ment of the legations ceased July 17 supports this theory. The foreigners think that the ministers who suffered should, if rescued, conduct the settle ment of the government for the effect it would have on the populace. An intensely bitter feeling prevails against Li Hung Chang. The papers de nounced the honor paid him at Hong Kong and Shanghai and call him the most corrupt anti-foreign official in China and express the belief that he proposes to save China from the penalty of her acts by embroiling the powers. The destruction of foreign property continues. United States Consul Fowler estimates that the losses of the Ameri can missions amount to $1,500,000. The trade losses through the suspension of trade are enormous. Chinese bring many stories of horri ble outrages upon native Christians, who have been murdered, tortured, or compelled to renounce their religion. Several have been skinned alive. Two French nuns at New Chwang were de liberately burned alive. Dr. Ting, a graduate of the American college, re fused to renounce Christianity after re ceiving 2.0U0 lashes. A cable is being laid between Che Foo and Taku. The land line between Che Foo and Shanghai is managed and op erated by Chinamen and is inefficient. The line is overcrowded with work and business is in hopeless confusion. Mes sages over the line are public property. Thtre should be a cable between Che Foo and Shanghai so managed by for eigners as to give satisfactory service. IMPATIENT FOR ORDER TO AD VANCE. Copyright, 1900, by Associated Press. Tien Tsin, Wednesday, July 25, via Shanghai. Thursday, Aug. 2. "Pending the order to advance for the relief of the legationeers at Pekin, the events at the Chinese capital are seemingly but slight ly regarded. High officers are enter taining nightly at elaborate dinner with military bands playing operatic airs. Foreign residents and friends of .the be sieged in Pekin who come to Tien. Tsin to await news or to accompany the ex pedition are intensely dissatisfied with the progress of preparations. They ac cuse the army with indifference and of magnifying the difficulties to be encoun tered in reaching Pekin. President Tenny, of the Tien Tsin uni versity, who has volunteered to guide the army to Pekin, said today: "This business is not progressing in accordance with Anglo-Saxon traditions. Twenty thousand soldiers are staying here while women and children of their own race are starving and awaiting massacre 80 miles away. Military and naval officers meanwhile wasting time in bickering over petty politics, is a sorry spectacle. It will be a dark blot on the reputation of every commanding officer here if the white people in Pekin are al lowed to perish without a desperate ef fort to save them." President Tenny and many others who are acquainted with the condition think there were sufficient troops here to push forward and pursue the Chinese after the fall of the native city of Tien Tsin. That the position of the legation demanded that the army take extraordinary risks by scouring the surrounding country and commandering animals and wagons and His Excellency, Ho Yow, Imperial Chinese Consul-General at . San Francisco. Zi''4 if if- I Shortly to startle the country with a sensational article which it is expected will exploit the private views and secret intentions of the Chinese government regarding the action, ol the Great Powers. I 4 that boats sufficient for purposes of transportation might be improvised, is the prevailing opinion of civilians and many officers, notably . Japanese and Americans confirm this view. The com ment is made that European officers are too attached to book theories to utilize the resources of the country and that they would rather stay in Tien Tsin ac cording to rules than to start for Pekin without a perfect equipment. General Dorward, of the British forces and other high officers take an optimis tic view of conditions at Pekin, saying they think the legations will manage to hold out. On the surface the best of feeling pre vails among officers and soldiers of the several nations represented here. All are fraternizing; but the lack of organiza tion and a supreme commander handi cap progress. While people at Tien Tsin are entirely ignorant of diplomatic nego tiations abroad concerning Chinese af fairs the lack of harmony here among the reports of the powers hinders vigor ous action. v?1? JaPane are giving a splendid ex hibition of organization. Their whole machine moves like clock work. There have been followed from Japan small boats or lighters for moving troops and stores, and every regiment is landed quickly and without confusion and started for Tien Tsin within a few hours after the transport has anchored in the Harbor. The management of the Japa nese army and the bravery, spirit and Intelligence of the Japanese troops are a revelation that commands the respect aIJdwadmil:att(:n of a11 foreign officers. The heat is intense. The temperature averaged 100 degrees during the week and yesterday It was 104 degrees. The disregard of all sanitary regula tions by certain, troops is a serious men ace. The streets are full of refuse and insufferable stench pervades the town. The police and sanitary work compares unfavorably with the American regime in the Philippines. CHINESE ARMY ADVANCING Jrk-oUB- 3 A sPial to the Herald from Shanghai says Trust worthy information' reaches me r,x troP? e steadily advancing northward from the Yang Tse valley and also toward the south and may at tack and flank the European armies CONGER DISPATCH GENUINE. . Washington, Aug. 3. The state de partment today issued the following- The state department has received a dispatch from Mr. Fowler, consul at Che Foo dated at night on the second of August, stating that when he learned trom the Shanghai papers that doubts Iereentertained of the genuineness of ;?e 9Pn.8rer c'Pher telegram, he wired on the 2.tn to the governor of Shan Tung to send him the original by courier The governor at once complied with his re quest sending a special postman, who, by traveling night and day for five days made the journey, which in ordinary times would have required twelve days. He delivered to Mr. Fowler the original of the Conger cipher dispatch. It is signed by Mr. Conger and dated the 17th of July. It is precisely the same as the message received at the state de partment with several words prefixed which came in an unintelligible form to the Chinese legation here. The dispatch in its complete form says that the mem bers of the American legation had been besieged for a month in the British le gation. Mr. Fowler has no doubt of the genuineness of the dispatch. RUSSIANS CAPTURE GUNS. -Sti , Petersburg, Aug. 3. General Grodekoff telegraphs from Khabrovsk August 1, that fourteen Hotchkiss and ten other guns were captured at Hung Nun by the Russians, who storming the fortress Monday, July 30, drove 4 000 Chinese before them. MOVE ON PEKIN BEGAN JULY 29. London, Aug. 3. The forward move ment for the relief of the foreign lega tions in Pekin began Sunday, July 29. A message from Tien Tsin on Monday says that the advance guard of the Russians occupied the Chinese camp and that the Japanese pushed up the right bank of the Pel Ho river without opposition. It was the expectation that the whole of the allied expeditionary force, about 20.000 men,- would be on the march by Tuesday, July 31. Sixteen hundred Americans and 2.300 British are co-operating. It is purposed to follow the river, using boats to carry food, ammunition and artillery. The telegraph office at Che Foo appears to be blocked and newspaper and official telegrams are subject to indefinite de lays. Shanghai correspondents learn that the Russians were defeated north of New Chwang and that a body 5.000 strong is endeavoring to relieve the force besieged at Toshl Chow by 40,000 Chinese and numerous guns. Four Russian steamers on the Amur river are said to have been sunk or damaged by the Chinese fire. The Chinese military commanders at Shanghai have formally notified the foreisrn consuls there that the enlist ments now proceeding are to provide large forces for the protection of for eigners, and have expressed the hope that they will not entertain groundless fears or suspicions, adidng that the in crease of the army is entirely to secure their safety. As target practice at the Chinese forts alarms foreigners at Shanghai, the commanders announce it will be abandoned. The smuggling of arms continues. A .Junk was seized at Canton, Wednesday, August 1, with 70 rifles and 10,000 cart ridges on board. Foreigners at Macao fear an attack. An imeprial Irade authorizes the passage of the Hosphorus by Rus sian troops with war material bound for China. News agency dispatches dated at Shanghai, Thursday, August 2, say the ferocious Li Ping Hong, formerly gov ernor of Shan Tung, has arrived at Pe kin with a large following of troops. On the way north he killed two French priests and many hundred converts. Li Hung Chang is alleged to have sent a message to Pekin to keep Li Ping quiet. WORD FROM REMEY. Washington, Aug. 3. The navy de partment this morning received the fol lowing cablegram from Admiral Remey: "Taku, Aug. 2. Bureau Navigation, Washington: Chaffee reports that 800 Japanese scouting toward Pel Tang lost three men killed, twenty-five wounded. Enemy in trenches and loop-holed houses. REMEY." ENGLAND'S AID DECLINED. Washington. Aug. 3. In connection' with the statement from London pub lished this morning that England had tendered Japan financial assistance in her Chinese campaign, it can be stated with authority, that this offer was made many weeks ago. and declined at that time by Japan in the same friend ly spirit that it was made. MINISTER WU ABSENT. Washington, Aug. 3. The absence of the Chinese minister from the state de partment yesterday in spite of the fact that it was diplomatic day. taken in conjunction with the exceedingly sharp note of Secretary Hay which the state (Continued on Sixth Page.) TRIUNE JiADERS. They Are Here Today to Talk of Campaign. Final Arrangements to Carry Out Fusion Flans. DEMOCRATS MAY MOVE. Headquarters May Be Taken to . Kansas City. Organization of Local Clubs Will Be Pushed. Joint Meeting of Committees to He Held This Evening. The Populist, Democratic and Silver Republican state committees, represent ing the political elements which effected such a harmonious fusion at Fort Scott, meet In Topeka this afternoon to con sider plans for the state campaign; the opening of headquarters the selection of places "for such headquarters; plans for local organizations and whether the var ious committees shall maintain separate or Join the headquarters. The arrivals this morning were limited but the crowd was augmented by the noon trains, so for the meetings this afternoon and evening there is a large representation. The Democratic state committee voted at Fort Scott .to establish headquarters In Topeka but J. G. Johnson and J. Mack Love, the national committeeman and state chairman for Kansas, respec tively, are now in favor of taking the headquarters to Kansas City, Kan. This proposition may be voted down by the state committee, but Mr. Love believes it may be adopted. There is no doubt about the Populists and Silver Republicans establishing their state headquarters in Topeka. The indications are that these two elements of the fusion deal will work together in joint headquarters. The three committees will meet in sep arate sessions this afternoon, a joint meeting being held tonight. The routine business pending before the committees will be disposed of regularly, then the joint meeting will take up the general plans. The principal plan to be submitted to the general meeting which will also be discussed by the Populist committee, is one for the organization of campaign clubs, suggested by Taylor Riddle, ex chairman of the Populist state commit tee. Mr. Riddle believes in the organization of local clubs and he wants the commit tees appoint a committee of one from each congressional district to have gen eral control of these organizations. Mr. Riddle suggests that the clubs be organ ized under the head of Bryan and Breid enthal, a plan which will admit to mem bership, the three parties which are sup porting Bryan, and such converts from other parties as desire to ally themselves with John Breidenthal's campaign for governor. "The local campaign organizations, I have found," said Mr. Riddle today, "are very valuable aids in campaign work." The Democrats have been effecting local campaign organizations through the medium of the Sunflower club and local Democratic clubs, but the adoption of the Riddle plan would serve to merge all of the allied forces into the Bryan and Breidenthal organizations and abol ish the party lines now existing for the general good, it is claimed, of the fusion plans. The conditions which now prevail are extremely likely to make this a woman's campaign. It is claimed by the Popu lists that their scheme to enlist the wo men comes from the hearts of the people and they assert that the Republican plan to enlist the women emanates from the office seekers surrounding the Republi can state headquarters. Whatever may have been the motive which prompted the plan is not exploit ed by the Republicans, but Miss Helen Kimber of Parsons, one of the most ag gressive women speakers and campaign ers in Kansas, has been commissioned and sent out by the Republican state committee to organize women's Repub lican clubs and however much the fusionists may disparage the plan, it is secretly much in favor among them and there is to be careful consideration given it at the meetings today. Some of the leaders have been knocking on the plan, but the Kansas woman comes in for a full share of consideration by the men when there is work to do and the fusionists are not exceptions to the rule by which men are measured the world over. The controversy concerning the To peka Advocate is to be brought before the Populist committee, too. It is rumor ed today among some of the Populists that the subscription list turned over with the sale of the paper to the new management 13 one of one or two years ago, containing 5,300 subscribers to the paper. It is said by the Populist committee members that this list was used in mailing papers out at the first edition, but the managers have since learned that the list is not in excess of 2,500, so they are complaining. - The sentiment seems to be not so warm for an "organ" as it was at the time the deal was consummated and through the misunderstanding which now exists, whatever it may be, the deal may fall through. Webb McNall will not be here today to act as chairman of the Silver Re publican state committee because he has been called to Louisiana on A. O. U. W. business. He first went to Chieago and was sent from there to 3ettle a con troversy in the Louisiana lodges. D. O. McCray and D. C. Tillotson will run the silver end of the meetings today and tonight. The officers of the new Populist state committee are as follows: Chairman E. R. Ridgley, Pittsburg. Secretary J. H. Curran, Parsons. Treasurer C. B. Hoffman, Enter prise. The officers of the new Democratic state committee are: Chairman J. Mack Love, Arkansas City. Secretary W. H. L. Pepperell, Con cordia. Treasurer Frank Thomas, Topeka, The Populist state committee is com posed of the following members, by dis tricts: First G. W. Harrington, Hiawatha; Frank Chase, Hoyt. Second Paul Russell, Paola; A. P. El der, Ottawa. Third Carl Vrooman, Parsons; J. R. Charlton, Caney. Fourth G. S. Salyards, Eureka: J. E. Urie. Lyndon. Fifth H. N. Gaines, Salina; C. B. Hoff man. Enterprise. Sixth H. R. Honey, Mankato; Charles Emmons, Lenora Seventh w. J. Babb, Wichita; Harvey Eckert, Larned. The Democratic committee follows: At large J. Mack Love, Arkansas City. By judicial districts First, J. B. Starnes, Leavenworth: Second, J. W. Orr, Atchison; Third, Frank S. Thomas, Topeka: Fourth, T. J. Sweeney, Law rence: Fifth, L. r. Eppinger, Burling ton; Sixth. S. A. F. Gollup, Mound City; Seventh, J. K. Roe, Chamite: Eisrhth, B. L. Strother, Abilene: Ninth, S. F. Hutton, Hutchinson; Tenth, J. L. Petty john, Olathe: Eleventh, S. H. Starr. Caney: Twelfth. T. M. Dolan. Clifton; Thirteenth, R. H. Hazlett; Fifteenth, A. T. Rodgers, Beloit: Seventeenth, H. J. Miltz, Norton: Eighteenth, G. L. Young, Wichita; Nineteenth. Geo. Pitts. Welling ton; Twentieth, H. J. Roetsel. Ellinwood; Twenty-first, C. W. Brandenburg, Frank fort; Twenty-second, W. W. Letson, Hor ton; Twenty-third, C. A. Black: Twenty fourth, R. R. Bean, Anthony; Thirtieth, W. M. McCandless, Lincoln; Thirty-second, Henrv Locke, Syracuse; Thirty third, T. B. Leftwich. Larned; Thirty fourth, J. N. Fike, Colby. By congressional districts First, E. E. Murphy, Leavenworth: Second. J. C. Sim mons, Wellsville; Third, Hugh P. Far relly, Chanute; Fourth, T. W. Morgan, Eureka: Fifth, W. H. L. Pepperell, Con cordia: Sixth. Charles M. Sawyer, Norton; Seventh, G. P. Locke, Wichita. The Democratic executive committee fol lows: E. E. Murphy, Leavenworth. J. W. Jenkins, Kansas City. John F. Roe, Chanute. Thos. W. Morgan, Eureka. L .D. Keppinger, Burlington. Chas. M. Sawyer, Norton. Geo. P. Locke, Wichita. C. W. Brandenburg, Frankfort. The Populist executive committee will be named today. CHASED 400 MILES. Seven American Missionaries Prom Pekin Rescued by Cossacks. New York, Aug 3. A dispatch to the Journal and Advertiser from Troitz kosawsk, Transbaikalai, Siberia, says: Seven American missionaries from Pe kin, with their families, have arrived here. They escaped from Pekin and were chased across the sand and mountains of the Gobi desert for 400 miles, suffering fearful tortures from the hot sand, ex posure and lack of food and water. The Russian governor of Transbaikalia sent out 500 Cossacks, who galloped south 400 miles into the desert and rescued them. The cavalry gave them food and shel ter and brought them to Troitzkosawsk, where they are receiving care at the hands of the authorities. Thousands of Christians have been massacred, they report, and thousands more will die at the hands of the boxers unless the powers send large reinforce ments. The Chinese troops have been ordered to kill all Christians and burn all their property. Foreigners all safe in Mongolia, where all is quiet. ACTIVE AT MCKERSON. Republicans Organize McKinley and Roosevelt Club. The Republicans of Nickerson have or ganized a McKinley and Roosevelt club, electing the following officers: President J. E. Humphreys. Vice President Charles Gibbons. Secretary J. P. Francis. Treasurer W. F. Hendry. The organization meeting was ad dressed by a number of local and visit ing Republicans. Assassin Bresci and His Wife Plotting Room found in West Hoboken, New Jersey. New York, Aug. 3. Detectives have found the room in which it is claimed that the plot to kill King Humbert wa, formed. It is on the second floor of a West Hoboken, N. J., resort for anarchists and is in the heart of the Italian settlement. The place has not been used as a meeting place for anarchists. There have been no public meetings held there and the room where the men met was kept for the moat secret 'conference purposes. These detectives say they learned last night from socialists who attended a meeting at the place that less than four months ago two Italians, a man and woman, arrived in Hoboken, and an important conference was held in this room. At the conference there were anarchists from New York City, ' from Brooklyn, from the Italian colony in Philadelphia and from Paterson and West, Hoboken. This socialist never saw Bresci and never saw Qutntavello, but the description of the man tallies with that of two of the men at the confer ence. It is learned that the assassin Bresci was a member of what Is known as the "international group" of anarchists.. The police have also learned that prior to Bresci's leaving this country he was tendered a banquet by a group of anarchists in this city. The celebra tion took place in an anarchist resort in Bleickerst. Eight persons were present. Besides Bresci there were Salvatore Quintavello, a man named Sassl, and a man named Lenner or Lana, all of whom are under arrest in Italy. The other guests are not yet known to the police, but one of them was said to be a woman. This would Indicate that there were at least eight persons concerned in the plot to kill the king. REED TOO BUSY, Ex-Speaker Says He Will Make Any Speeches This Year. Not Boston, Aug. 3. Thomas B. Reed, who was in Boston today on hi3 way to Maine, was asked whether he would or would not take the stump for McKinley and Roosevelt. He refused to commit himself. Asked the direct question whether he intended to make a speech in Maine, the ex-speaker replied: "Well, now, I am not going to say any thing about that." When told that dispatches from New York "credit ex-Minister Barrett with assuring Mark Hanna that he intends to speak for the Republicans in Maine about August 20," Mr. Reed asked: "Who is this Barrett?" "Why, John Barrett, ex-minister to Siam," he was told. Mr. Reed announced with some sharpness: "Nobody can speak for me. I will do all the talking for myself that is necessary," and then he added: "I haven't any time to make any speeches, for I am too busy a man." ELOPERS DROWNED. Trying to Escape From Indignant Father Their Skiff Is Capsized. Poplar Bluff, Mo., Aug. 3. Martha Hendricks, 17 years of age, and Paul Varner, an eloping couple, lost their lives by drowning in the Currant river while attempting to escape from the angry father of the girl. The elopers thought to outwit their pursuer by crossing the river. They embarked in a skiff which struck a snag and over turned. Both occupants were thrown into the swift current and drowned. AFTER THE WABASH. Yanderhilts Will Try and Wrest Western Road From Goulds. New York, Aug. 3. The World says: It is reported that the sudden departure for Europe of William K. Vanderbilt on his yacht Valiant was the result of a summons to London to meet George Gould and A. J. Cassatt, who are in that city. According to this report, the Van derbilts want to secure the Wabash sys tem, which Is at present owned by the Goulds; .while Mr. Cassatt wants the advice of Mr. Vanderbilt concerning the closing of several large contracts for the exportation by the Pennsylvania, Chesapeake & Ohio, and Norfolk & Western of large quantities of bitumi nous coal. It Is expected that the bituminous coal exports to , Europe will become very--large in the next year or tw o because of the gradual failing of the English mines. It is said that Mr. Cassatt is about to close contracts- involving- the shipping of several million dollars worth of coal to Europe. ROCKHILL GOES. Special Envoy of the President Sails on the Maru For China. San Francisco, Aug. 3. The steamer America Maru will ail this afternoon for the Orient with a full cargo and a passenger list which Includes Special Commissioner Rockhill, General Wilson and his aides. Captain Drake and Com mander Niles of the Nashville. CAMPBELL RAVES. Populist Nominee For Congress Abuses Democrats. He Says Their ConYention Was a Drunken Carousal. MANY INTOXICATED. Men Instrumental in Duval' Nomination Were Drunk. Still He Says Fight Is Not a Personal One. NO FUSION IN SIGHT, Unless Democrat Withdraws . Forces Remain Divided. Will Never Retire From Congres sional Race. I. P. Campbell, the Populist nominee fo congressman in the Seventh district, is in Topeka today. To a State Journal re porter he declared that the only hope ofi fusion in that district lay in the with drawal of Claude Duval, the young man nominated for congress by the Democrats. Incidentally he stated that all the men. who were instrumental in effecting Du val's nomination by the Democratic con vention were drunk. "At the -time of Duval's nomination." ha said, "the Democratic convention present ed the most ludicrous sight that one could imagine. It was held in the Salvation Army barracks, and around the walls were the usual Salvation Armv mottoes, 'In God We Trust,' 'Jesus Will Help You.' 'Whither Goest Thou, Heaven or Hell?" etc The nomination took place about: 8 o'clock in the evening, after the ad journment of the Populist convention, anil' while I can't say that all the delegates were intoxicated, I do. know that men who made the speeches and were instru mental in nominating Duval were drunk- "I think nine-tenths of the delesat were smoking at the time, and when thV question of nominating a candidate for congress was taken up forms rose anl staggered in the murky atmosphere, and arms wildly cut it in fantastic designs. Such expressions as 'Duval, bv , or nobody,' 'We'll stick by Duval till freezes over,' were shouted, in striklnir contrast to the mottoes on the wall. Tha result of the Intoxication and pande monium was the nomination of Mr, Duval. "I have nothing at all against Mr. Duval, personally," continued Mr. Camp bell, after his word picture of the Sev enth district Democratic convention which was made decidedly realistic by an. Imitation of an intoxicated Bourbon try. ing to second Mr. Duval's nomination. -The fight is not a personal one, by anv means. Mr. Duval seems to be in the hands of a company of friends, who a Wichita Democrat not long ago - amro prlately referred to as the 'National Dem ocratic Patronage Syndicate.' I am the unanimous choice of the Populists of the Seventh district and unless Mr. Duval withdraws there will be no fusion there this year." , Mr. Campbell seems to be very sanguine as to his ability to leave Mr. Duval be hind in the race. He says he secured the nomination without doing more than ten days' work, and will be supported by tha Populists almost solidly because of hls principles. He also believes that he will poll a considerable Democratic vote. H says the Democrats who will support Mr. Duval are almost entirely in the coun ties that Chester I. Long carried in th last campaign. SLAVES IN CHICAGO. Four Chinese Women Bought? For 500 Each. - Chicago, Aug. 3. Four Chinese wo, men are reported to have been purchased: f by Chinamen and it Is. said are being , held as slaves. The women were amona the number exhibited in the Chinese, theater- at the Omaha exposition. It is claimed that $500 was the price of eacttj woman and that they have been held in captivity for nearly two years. Acting Mayor Walker has instructedr the police officials to liberate the woV men. PRESIDIO HOSPITAL. It Will Be Made One of the Best ia ! the United States. San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 3. Exten sive sanitary improvements at the Pre sidio general hospital will be completed in a few days, and will make it one of the best equipped military hospitals in the United States. A new heating and power plant, which has been installed, will include a complete system of. ven tilating and steam heating, an electric light plant, a fully appointed laundry, a disinfecting apparatus and an ice making machine and refrigerator. Colonel Glrard, who is in charge off the hospital, says that the employment of this plant will save about $20,000 a. year, and will vastly Increase the effi ciency of the hospital service. The medical division of the depart- ment of California has begun prepara tions for the care of sick and wounded! In China, initiating its work by sendirur out twelve ambulances and fifty hos pital tents. Acting Hospital Steward Weir, wha arrived from Manila on the Hancock, and was ordered to Angel Island, has mysteriously disappeared. Captain John Gibbon, jr.. assistant quartermaster, has been made quarter master and acting commissary of sub sistence on the Rosecrans. which will start for China about August 8. and Lieutenant Headkin has been appointed to a similar position on the transport Aztec. Variag Seriously Injured. Philadelphia, Aug. 3.. It developed today that the- accident to the Russia cruiser Variag during her trial trip lasc week was more serious than at first sup posed. It will be at least -five weeks) before the warship can again leave her docks at Cramp's ship yards, where she Is now laid up for repairs. In addition to the damage sustained by the vessel, three of Variag's crew were scalded by escaping steam. Two of them, however, have entirely recovered and the thircl will be at work again tomorrow. Weather Indications. Chicago, Aug. 3. Forecast for Kan sas; Fair tonight and Saturday; south', erly winds.