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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 11, 1900.
DEAD IN HIS CAR. (Continued from First Page.) imahle to make an estimate of the loss, Baying that until the way bills from all stations between this city and St. Louis have been checked there is no manner in which they can fix the amount The engine which was sent out on the line early this morning in an effort to secure some trace of the murderers, re turned from a vain quest about day light. It is supposed there were four nhhoro nnrl the rnuntrv Is being scour ed by detectives. Every suspicious character is, being- picked up, but it is not thought that the right persons nave been secured. Baggagemaster Fletcher, whose car was next in front or the looiea car, maae the following statement today: "Lane was all right at Richmond and then again at Greenville. I saw him put off and take on freight at Urbana. After we left Urbana everything went well un til we reached Capell, where we made a stop. I remember now that I heard talk ing there. When I first heard the voices they appeared to be coming alon the train, there apparently being two or three of them. One man stepped on a JMeee c.f rotten wood which attracted my attention just before the train got un der way. I supposed they weri passen gers to board the train and thought that they were going to get left. We stopped at Plain City and Milford and I heard no unusual sounds. After we left Plain City I thought I would wash up and tried the door of the express car but found that It would move only about an Inch. I concluded that Lane had fallen asleep. We stopped at Marble Cliff and there I saw two men running toward the train; one was an old man and the other a young fellow. They were dressed In dark clothes." Fletcher is able to give a sort of de scription of these persons, and the po lice are- trying to locate them. It is claimed by the dectectives that the men who committed robbery and murder were perfectly familiar with the train arid the customs of the people on board. The, bandits overlooked, or, purposely ljft a large quantity of silver bullion and a number of eastbound packages of value. They seem to have been pressed for time In their operations. After leaving Marble Cliff the train made no stop except at the Hocking Valley crossing in the suburbs of this city. In addition to the two suspects ar rested here, four men are held at Plain City and Conductor Jerry Taylor has gone there to endeavor to identify them, if he can. Chicago. Aug. 1U Local officials of the Adams Express company here claim to be in possession of no facts concern ing the robbery of the Pennsylvania fxpress near Columbus, O., last night and the murder of Messenger Lane. They state that Uie safe was a local one not likely to contain a large sum and that the losses probably will not be known until shipp ?rs make their claims. RUHLIN NEAR DEATH. Awful Punishment Given Akron Giant ly Fitzsinimons. New York, Aaig. 11. "Gus" Ruhlin, who was knocked out in the sixth round by Fitzsimmons last night in the con test at Madison Square Garden, is the home of "Billy" Madden in Brooklyn, recovering from the terrible punishment of the light. For several hours after he received the knock out blow, after he had been taken to a Turkish bath house, his con dition was considered so serious that medical aid was summoned. The de feated man's friends were so much alarmed that they believed he was knocked out for good. Ruhlin had violent hemorrhages in the nose and rtvas bleeding from the ear. When the doctor reached the patient, the latter .was unconscious and only regained his senses under the influence of powerful stimulants; A short time after Ruhlin fell asleep, but the attending physician thought it best to remain with him for Several hours. About six o'clock this morning Ruhlin had sufficiently recovered to be able to leave the baths and the doctor accom panied him, it is. supposed, to Madden's home. After the arrival of the physician at the bath house this morning he admin istered strychnine to Ruhlin and applied ice bags to his bead. Water was dashed into Ruhlin's face, and smelling salts were f requently applied between Ruhlin's alternate stages of collapse and revival. After an examination, the physician de clared that there were no internal in juries. The blow which Ruhlin received in Jiis head when he struck the stage at the knoclt out, together with the blow in the solar plexus and the punishment iie had received about the body, was, the doctor declared responsible for his condition. It was the opinion of the at tending physician that no serious results (will follow. At 4 o'clock the hemorrhage had ceased, and Ruhlin was resting easy. Fitzsimmons, meanwhile was resting quietly at the Hotel Bartholdi and while JKuhlin was suffering from his blow, the Victor was? ordering selzer lemonade. RtTHLIN WAKES UP. 'At 10 o'clock Ruhlin had sufficiently recovered to talk of his condition. He eaid: "It was the heat as much as Fitzsim mons' boiy blows that weakened me. I trained too hard. I fought too soon af ter the strain of the Sharkey fight. I was not fit and the heat and the punch ing laid me out. I am as good as ever now." Fitzsimmons said after reading of th condition of Ruhlin: "I am awfully sorry. Ruhlin is a good , .... ... . A Modern Miss an Old Square Piano Go together about as poorly as New wine in old bottles." Our modern Upright Pianos are thor oughly abreast of the times, and have the very latest improvements. Please call and try them. E B. GUILD MUSIC CO. CK.A.WT0KD OFEBA HOUSE BIDS. fellow. I knew he was a mighty sick man when he left the ring. He could hardly hold up bis head and shake hands. I'll go to see him. I can't tell you how good H makes me feel to know he la out of danger." A BLOODY TRAIL Left by the Kumassi Relief CoL unin Under Col. Burroughs. Bakwal, Aug. 11. A column of 700 men under Colonel Burroughs has returned from Kumassi, having reinforced and re- rationed the fort for two months. The force attacked and destroyed three old stockades after a desperate bayonet charge, in which four officers and thirty- iour native soldiers were wounded anf: three killed. On the nieht of Aueust Colonel Burroughs attacked an AshantI war camp near Kumassi, surprising the camp ana Dayoneting tne enemy. Great numbers were slain without a gun being fired. A lieutenant was killed and two men were wounded. Other flying columns are going out, and it is believed that the punishment inrlicted will not soon be forgotten, though several aeieats are still needed to clear tne coun try south of Kumassi of the rebels. DATE PUT FORWARD. Democratic Clubs Will Not Meet Till October. New York, Aug. 11. The quadrennial of Democratic clubs, originally set for September 8, at Indianapolis, has been postponed until October 3. w. R. Hearst, president of the national asso ciation today announced the postpone ment and explained that it was due to the desire of the national leaders, as well as to the state leaders of - Indiana. Mr. Bryan urged that the date be changed, and the suggestion waa ap proved by Mr. Stevenson. MR. BURTON SICK. Cancels Engagement to Speak on Account of Failing Health. J. R. Burton's health is failing. He. has been compelled to miss an engagement to speak on that account. In canceling an appointment to speak in Oklahoma he wrote the following letter: Tont'ka. Kas., Aug. 7, 1900. Mr. F. H. Greer, Guthrie, Okla.: Dear Mr. Greer I had thought to the last moment that I could be able to nil my engagement at Guthrie although for the last few days my health has been in such a condition that I knew I really ought not to make the trip. To take my place I endeavored to engage Mr. Cubbl- son. Mr. Curtis is also physically unable to do anv campaign work at this time on account of bad throat. The demands on my time have been so very great during this awful hot weather that I am almost down. I hope you will appreciate how deep the regret is on mv rart at not beine able to till my engagement. Of one thousand meetings that I nave made in tne last ten years, this is the third time that I have been unable to meet my engagements on ac count of sickness. I know vou will nominate Flynn tomor row on a good ticket and I believe you will elect it triumphantly. I appreciate the personal interest you have taken in my candidacy in Kansas, and I had looked forward to the pleasure of a visit to you and the many irienus I have down that way, and believe me it has been a keen disappointment that I was forced to give upi,the trip. 1 hope to De in tne ierrnory at least once before the campaign is over. I re main. Faithfully yours, J. R BURTON. RAIX AGAIN PREDICTED. Will Come Tonight According to "Weather Bureau. The United States weather bureau now sends out the same forecast that "Cider" Smith made several days ago, that there will be rain today. Mr. Smith announced several days ago that there would be rain on the 11th or 12th and his prophecy is now backed up by the official forecaster as follows: "Fair except showers east portion." There was something said by the fore caster Thursday about rain in western Kansas and now the reports comes in that there was actually rain in Decatur county during the 24 hours preceding August 10 at 7 a. m. But there were no washouts and the corn crop will not suf fer from too much water. The recording statitwi at Dresden in that county regis tered precipitation of four hundredths of an inch, the only rain fall recorded in the state for that time. If anybody thinks that Observer Jen nings does not have troubles he is mis taken for he is now carrying a hickory cane that weighs nine pounds and three ounces to protect himself from those who hold him up for explanations. The maximum temperature Friday was 92 and the maximum today up to 11 o'clock was 84 and the minimum 72, a rather high minimum. The wind was southwest blowing 16 miles an hour. GRI STEAD APPEAL. "Motions to Have Cases Certified Are Filed. Notice of a motion to have the Grin stead casescertified to the supreme court was given a week ago. but the actual filing of the motions in the supreme court did not take place until today. The desire is to appeal the cases from the decision of the northern department court of appeals which reversed the de cision of the district court and restored Grinstead to liberty. The motions will be presented to the supreme court by S. M. Brewster, county attorney for Doniphan county and A, A. Godard, attorney general. Good Medicine For Children. "Through the months of June and July our baby was teething and took a run nine off of the bowels and sickness of the stomach," says O. P. M. Holliday. of Deming, Ind. "His bowels would move from rive to eight times a dav. I had a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy in the house and gave him four drops in a teaspoonful of water and he got better at once." Sold by all druggists. Tourist Rates to Colorado and "Utah. Tickets will be sold from points of Missouri Pacific to Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colo., and Salt Lake and Ogden, Utah, June 1st to Sep tember 15th, at greatly .reduced rates. See nearest ticket agent or write H. C. TOWNSEND, G. P. & T. A.. St. Louis, Mo. F. E. NIFPS, Agent, Topeka. Kansas. The wolf in the fable put on sheep's clothing because if he traveled on his own reputation he couldn't accomplish his pur pose. Counterfeiters of DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve couldn't sell their worthless salves on their merits, so they put them in boxes and wrappers like DeWitt's. Look out for them. Take only DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. It cures piles and all skin diseases. At all druggists. lO Photos lOc 10 photos and a button 25c;Fourth and , Quiacy. Street Gallery. STILL BESIEGED. tContinued from the First Page. velopments, but Ihe officials maintain ed much reserve as to the government's procedure. For the moment attention is strongly directed toward the situation at Shang hai where Vice Admiral Seymour has determined to land British troops. The influential southern viceroys of China, including Li Hung Chang, have united in a communication to Washington asking that the United States use its good offices with the powers towards seeing'that foreign forces are not land ed at Shanghai. The message was pre sented to the state department today by Minister Wu, who received it from China last night. It develops the fact for the first time that an agreement was made about one month ago under which the protection of the city of Shanghai is placed in the care of the foreign authorities. It is pointed out that this protection can be exercised best by united action of all the gov ernments without the landing of troops by any of them and as an evidence of this, protection is ample at present, it is stated that twenty foreign warships are in the offing. It is understood that the landing of troops has not yet occurred, but a British force for this purpose is now en route from India. While the state department does not attempt to fix a date upon which the Conger message left Pekln, the officials are inclined to belivee that it was one of the messages smuggled out of Pekin before the imperial edict was issued removing the restriction upon the transmission of cipher messages. The date of the edict was August 5. There is little that is new in the mess age, beyond the ominous reiteration of Mr. Conger's statement that the condi tion was desperate. The concluding sentence of Mr. Conger's message say ing that the legationers are prepared to hold on indefinitely, no matter what the outcome may be, is considered grat ifying intelligence, because it indicates that the besieged ministers are not growing faint hearted and will stand out to the bitter end. This message like the others that have preceded it contains no intimation that any of the numerous messages forwarded by this government have reached the beleagu ed foreigners in the Chinese capital. The cable gram of Admiral Remey, transmitting the report, of General Chaffee as to the battle of Yang Tsun, together with the report of eGenral Gazelee, the Knglish commander at the front, contains few details not already known. General Gazelee's statements show that the Chinese occupied trench es and that the foreign forces wenecom pelled to assault them. Finally, after forming their line, the allies were obliged to charge over a stretch of ter ritory, three miles in extent, directly into the teeth of the Chinese rifle and shell fire. The intense heat which prevails in that section of China at this season of the year gives the officials of the war department a full realization of the arduous work which such a charge in volved and the news that there were many prostrations and deaths from sunstroke creates little surprise. Perhaps the most important state ment in the dispatch is the one to the effect that the next move of the allies is as yet unknown. Whether Admiral Remey makes this statement on his own account, or whether he intends it to be understood that the statement was in cluded in General Chaffee's telegram from the front, the officials at neither the war nor the navy department are certain from the wording of the cable gram. The general belief, however, is that it is General Chaffee's own state ment. It is known that the commanders of the allied forces, when they arranged for the advance from Tien Tsin, had agreed to make Tang Tsun the objective. This statement was contained in Gen eral Chaffee's dispatch outlining the plan of the advance movement. It is presumed, therefore, that having car ried nut successfully the plan for the movement aa far as Yang Tsun, the commanders of the allies will have to go into consultation again to decide upon the further course of the advance from that point to Pekin. This is considered unfortunate owing to the possibility that dissensions and Jealousies may 'arise which will delay further advance. A member of the cabinet stated today that the reported Imperial edict author izing Li Hung Chang to negotiate for peace was likely, to have no immediate effect on the situation. "It may be true, he said, "ana tne Chinese may be awakening to a realiza tion of the situation. But neither mat edict nor anything else will bring about any. change in the present plan and determination to push on to Pekin and rescue the legations. I do not apprenena that anything will occur that will be sufficient warrant for stopping of the march on to the Chinese capital. The ministers must be rescued first. We would put little faith in any such step until it is backed up by something more definite. Li Hung Chang may lmmeo iatelv nut himself in communication with some of the powers, but it will not effect present plans until our legations are rescued." Tt was further stated that this gov ernment did not have a high opinion of the reliability of the Chinese statesman and was not inclined to pin great taitn to his acts. DOUBTS OF EARL LI. He ia "Well Known to Be No Friend of England. New York, Aug. 11. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: The appointment of Li Hung Chang as the Chinese plenipotentiary for the negotiation of terms of peace has been received with various feelings here. Those who know the far east have deep distrust of the old viceroy, and they insist that his nomination can bode no good to this country. If not hostile to all foreigners, he is at any rate a de termined opponent of the British, whom he has always disliked, notwithstanding his personal relations with General Gor don and other Englishmen. On the other hand, some Chinese ex perts contend that tne appointment shows that the Manchu government, re alizing that the powers are in earnest, relies on Karl Li to arrange terms and to patch Up an accommodation as he did after the Tien Tsin massacre in 1870. The latest batch of cipher messages received from the ministers at Pekin is considered to be significant, and in some degree reassuring. There are de termined skeptics and croakers, such as those who were provided a month ago circumstantial accounts of an alleeed wholesale butchery at the legations, but not mucn attention is paid to them. The wisdom of the ministers in declining to leave Pekin unless adequate protection can be secured for them is obvious to everybody. It is not, however, regarded as absolutely certain that the offer to escort foreigners to Tien Tsin is really a trap, lo judge trom previous exper ience or cmnese methods, it is possible that the Tsung Li Yamen intends ulti mately to deliver the legation staffs in safety to the allied commanders, but it wm procrastinate ana prevaricate as long as possible, and will certainly maintain its hold on the diplomatists while there seems a remote Drosoect of using them as hostages to extort favor able terms of settlement. "Whether the government could in any case convey the eight nunarea foreigners, including women and children, unharmed, through the lines of boxers and the military rab ble to a point no one can determine. Influential men of the Chinese mercan tile community believe the Tsung Li Yamen could do so if it pleased, because they are firmly convinced that the whole anti-foreign movement has been deliberately constructed in the imperial palace, which is still capable of con trolling the storm it has evoked. The total number of Anglo-Indian troops ordered to China will not fall far short of 20,000 men, but without a much larger force, which certainly could not be spared from England's eastern de pendency, it will be impossible to police the whole of the Yang Tse valley. In deed, the departure of the British con sul from Chung King shows that Eng land will for the present be content merely to protect her interests at the mouth of the great river. Mr. Goodnow's dispatch stating that Shanghai merchants believe the landing- of British troops will do mischief by exciting the natives only connrm some misgivings already expressed here. Sounds Like a Threat. London, Aug. 11. The Chinese minis ter, Sir Chien Chen Lo Feng Luh in an interview today said the ministers of the powers in declining to leave Pekin had undoubtedly complicated the situation, adding that if the allies pushed on to the capital it might have the effect of in volving the southern provinces in great trouble. Only today, the minister con tinued, he had received the information that the proposed landing of Indian troops at Shanghai had already caused grave apprehensions and there would be an exodus of Chinese merchants. If these troops were landed, he pointed out, others, of course, would follow and great conflicts would result. The minister also said if the powers had adopted his suggestion and opened negotiations with Li Hung Chang mat ters might have been arranged. The march of the allies on Pekin, the Chinese diplomat further remarked would probably endanger the foreigners lives adding that telegrams had already been received showing that trouble has arisen in this connection. FIVE-YEAR OLD BURGLAR. From the New York journal. Bright girl is Freda Frank, albeit she is but a tot of five summers. Her fath er, Solomon Frank, is a jeweler at 86 Bowery. He was at the store till late Tuesday night. Freda was there and fell asleep among some trays of tether little gems. Her papa went home with out her. He lives at 17 Canal street, where Freda was not missed, because Freda has a great many little brothers and sisters and no one noticed that one of the brood was missing. Her mamma thought Freda was with the nurse and the nurse thought Freda waa with her mamma. Freda did not think anything about it until 5 o'clock Wednesday niorning, when she awoke. She did not cry when no one replied to her call for "Papa," but searched about the place for means of exit, and, finding none, she looked for a hatchet Instead. With the hatchet she did not proceed to break the big plate glass show window, but she pried off a wire screen in the door and then smashed the smaller pane of glass in the door and through that she crawled out and went home all alone. She forgot to take the hatchet with her and could not effect so easy an entrance to her home, but long ringing at the bell at length woke her mamma, who then for the first time discovered that the little one had been spending the night out. Freda left no one to guard the store, which she provided with an inviting entrance for burglars, but soon after she left Policeman Brunett of the Eliza beth street station came along and he at once reported a burglary to the sta tion house, and the sergeant in charge sent a policeman to stand guard till Mr. Frank should arrive, and the police man was greatly chagrined that the housebreaking was the work of a five-year-old. The Wolf Dog of the North. From Harper's Weekly. Neck, from head to shoulders, a mass of bristling hair; sharp-pointed ears, long snouted. Hps snarling, fangs dripping: yelping rather than barking; wolfish of aspect and not nice to look upon when in anger this is the husky, or wolf dog of the north. Much has been said of the Klondike, but these magnificent brutes, which in the beginning made that frigid El Dorado possible, have received little more than passing comment. Nor has this neglect been due to their being but the humble servants of the master, man. Thev are far from humble, as their wild ancestry attests. They may be beaten into submission, but that will not prevent them still snarling their hatred. They may be starved into apparent do cility and then die suddenly, with teeth fast locked in a brother's throat, torn to pieces by their comrades. Rather, has little attention been accorded them be cause the interest of man has gravitated inexorably towards the natural, mineral and social features of that far-northerly land. But the husky Is far from uninteresting. As a tvpe of endurance, no better evolved product of natural selection need be sought. If ever a species has been born and bred of hard times, if has. Only the fittest, in a hard struggle for existence ex tending through a thousand generations, siit-vH vtfrl Anfl thev are well fit. Domesticated by the savage autochthons of that forbidding region, tney may not Aniiv nffnnnt tiiir remote ancestors as wild wolves, but often their immedliate forebears. Koweit asa Railway Terminus. London correspondence of the Birming ham Post. Koweit, described as the finest harbor in the Persian Gulf, is now avowed by the German surveyors as the terminus of the Bagdad-Bussorah railway. The place has been hitherto unknown politically and commercially. British steamers do not call there, nor do travelers use the native craft which alone visit the port. But, all the same, Koweit is worth having, and may one day prove troublesome to British interests in what are still virtually Brit ish waters. It is fifty miles from the mouth of the Shat-el-Arab, through which the combined Tigris and Eu phrates rivers discharge into the gulf. It lies on the south shore of a line bay, ap proached by a channel broad and deep enough for large steamers. It is pro tected -on its only open side to the east by a large shoal. Dredging can make it the best harbor in the gulf. Only the water supply is scant and brackish. Koweit has a considerable trade, by native dhows, with Karachi, eleven hundred miles dis tant, and with Bombay, fifteen hundred miles. It is a center of the pearl fishery, once so fflmmm Tt fine breed of horse3 are exported in these cramped native ves sels to harbors where the British India Steam Navigation company's vessels pick them up. These vessels carry on a trade with the island of Socotra when the pearl fishing is over. , At present the town contains only 20, 000 Arabs, of whom one-fourth are well armed with Martini rifles. The local sheik used to be subsidized by the Turks, but now he claims independence. He has never allowed British India natives to settle there. For a time, 80 years ago, a British political officer was the Resident at Koweit, but the Turks made it too disagreeable for him to continue. As the certain terminal port of the new German railway Koweit will soon become better known, and may prove a serious menace to our trade and other interests. 10 photos for 10 cents at Lutes. Eczema, scald head, hives, itchiness of the skin of any sort instantly relieved, permanently cured. Doan's Ointment. At any drug store. 10 photos for 10 cents at Lutes. NORTH TOPEKA. Items Intended for this column should be left with the Kimball Printing co re ran v. 835 Kansas avenue. Clarence Matthews has returned from St. Joseph, Mo. Mr. Boyd Cade, of Anthony, is visiting the family of J. K. Withers. Coal, feed, sewer pipe, seeds. See. See. Nicholson, 1009 North Kansas avenue. Louis James has gone into the book and stationery business at Stillwater, Okla. Mr. Ola Webb, of Iowa, Is the guest of his cousin. Miss Eva Shields, of Shorey. Mrs. G. S. Shields, of Shorey, has re turned from an extended visit to relatives and friends in Iowa. Rev. Mr. Mooney will occupy the pulpit of the M. E. church in Oakland tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Shields, of Shorey, will spend two weeks visiting the places of interest in Colorado. Miss Susie Skinner came home this morning from a visit of several weeks to the various Colorado resorts. Mr. Ed White has returned to Kansas City after a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. White, of Monroe street. Mrs. Wilbur Hogaboom, of 206 East Gor don street, went to Eskridge today to visit her parents. Rev. and Mrs. Rice. Mrs. Charles Wolcott and Miss Jean nette Wolcott have returned to their home in Atchison after a visit to Mrs. L. A. Ryder. There will be no preaching service in the evening tomorrow at the North To oeka Baptist church. B. Y. P. U. will meet at 7 p. m. At 11 a. m. the pastor will conduct the services. Miss Grace Carr was the e-uest yester day of North side friends. She is on her way from a visit to ner motner in Em poria to Fairfax, Mo., where she is en gaged in tne millinery nusiness. Mr. W. F. Montelth, who resided in North Topeka for a great many years and was at one time engaged in the shoe Business here, died in White oaKs, in. m. July 29, of inflammation of the stomach. Rev. Mr. Jackson, pastor of the Euclid Avenue M. E. church, will preach Sun day morning in tne Kansas Avenue an. & church. In the evenine the North To peka W. C. T. U. will have charge of the service. Mr. Bell, a returned missionary from Africa, will be the speaker. C. C. Berry, who has been in the gro eery store of Berry Bros., has taken a position as tra-enng man ior xne nun ham Manufacturing company of St. Louis. He leaves the first of the week for his first trin on the road. His territory will include Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kan sas, Nebraska and Wyoming. A novel entertainment was given last Tuesday evening by Wm. and L. G. Lan dls, at the home of the latter, 926 Kansas avenue, in honor of their brother, D. S. Landis, of Fort Worth, Texas. The re freshments consisted of apple pies of all kinds. The cobbler was there, together with the pie with the cover, the cross bar pie, tne open lace pie and tne nair moon Die. The visitine brother. D. S. Landis. is quite well known In the south, having produced a volume or verse, i-iumes ana Grasses," and has another, "Lines and Lyrics," in press. The three brothers had not met lor as years. Mr. Robert Weir, superintendent of Lyman Sunday school, entertained the members ot the school at a lawn party last evening at his home on Kansas ave nue. The evening was all that could be desired, the moonlight making the yard almost as bright as in the day. At a late hour refreshments were served. Those present were Misses Josie Reed. Zora R Reed, Mabel and Estelle Brooks, Lillie and Stella Croll. Gertie and Myrtle Palmer, Eva and Bessie Rolet, Macie and Bessie Anderson, Margie Huyalt, Maud Sleeper, Ethel and Bessie Sheldon, and Blanche Reynolds. Mr. Weir was as sisted by Mr. and Mrs. Rolet, Mrs. Shel don, Mrs. and Miss vv eir ana Mrs. jviuier. DICKINSON-CASSLER. Miss Eda Dickinson and Mr. Clayton Cassler were married Tuesday evening at the home of the bride s tather, Mr. DicK Inson, near Meriden. Owing to the bride's iamuy Denig in mourning m? wtruums v is very quiet, only the immediate relatives being present. Mr. and Mrs. Cassler will make their home in Topeka, where Mr. Cassler has a position in the Santa Fe offices. MANY DEATHS. Occur in Chicago as the Result of Beat. Chicago, Aug. 11. Many deaths re sulted today from the extreme heat which has afflicted" Chicago for the past eight days. Up to 1 p. m. the death list was as follows: MRS. LYLE. THOMAS FORD. MILLIHAN. GEORGE GRAHAM, committed sui cide, crazed by heat. WILLIAM MCMILLAN. LEWIS F. DYRENFORTH, manager Boot and Shoe Recorder. Serious prostrations: Joseph Clifford, Paul Lesko. Myron Lee. The heat was so oppressive that many foundries and manufactories were com pelled to close. At the Pullman car shops over 1,100 men stopped work, un able to stand the fierce heat of the fur naces and sun combined. The tempera ture registered 92 degrees. Cleveland, O., Aug. 11. One death and one prostration due to intense heat were reported here today. The temperature registered 90 degrees. New York, Aug. 11. There is no sign of a let up in the hot weather that has been hovering over this city and vicini ty for the last few days. The deaths reported up to 9 o'clock were six and the prostrations last night and early today were numerous. During the night there was not a breeze to relieve suffering humanity and there Is little to be hoped for from the weather forecast. At 8 o'clock the thermometer regis tered 81 degrees and at 11 o'clock 91. St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 11. The worst of the present hot spell seems to be over in the northwest, the mercury early to day dropping to 66, a heavy rain and electric storm last night having ma terially improved the air. For eight days the daily maximum exceeded 90 degrees while the minimum temperature for the same period was 70. There have been no deaths or prostrations from heat in St. Paul and but few cases throughout the state. Temperatures dropped from 2 to 14 degrees in the northwest last night and Dakota points reported from 1 to 30 degrees drop for the previous 24 hours. Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 11 The temper ature today dropped to 84 degrees from yesterday's record of 90. Clouds ob scured the sun and a rain fall before night was evident. No prostrations were reported up to noon. NOT YET ORGANIZED. "Holliday Monument Association' Still in the Air. Mr. Edward Wilder this afternoon con ferred with Secretary Anderson of the Commercial club in reference to the or ganization of the association to look after the erection of a monument to the late Col. C. K. Holliday. Articles of incorp ration will probably be filed with the sec retary of state early next week. The organization will be known as "The Holliday Monument association," and the work of securing subscriptions will be at once taken up after the charter is ob tained. It is expected that the Santa Fe railway will be one of the principal con tributors. In India, the land of famine, thousands die because they cannot obtain food. In America, the land of plenty, many suffer and die because they cannot digest the food thev eat. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure di gests what you eat. It Instantly relieves and radically cures all stomach troubles. At all druggists. Colorado Flyer. Leaves Topeka 8:10 p. m., arriving Colorado Springs 10:35, Denver 11:00 o'clock next a. m. TRAFFIC AGREEMENT. General manager ffludge Goes to Colorado to Discuss Flans. General Manager Mudge of the Santa Fe left this afternoon for Denver for the purpose of settling the question of a long time traffic agreement with the Colorado & Southern officials in regard to Dusiness between Denver and Pueblo. A conference will be held next week. ana president Ripley win De also pres ent. The Joint operation of the Santa Fe and Colorado Southern tracks between tne two cities will be continued as dur ing the past year, but a new agreement will be signed. It is said that this agreement will give the Santa Fe a greater percentage than has been re ceived heretofore. The new conditions will probably require the appointment of a superintendent, and in this event Mr. R. J. Parker, superintendent of the western division of the Santa Fe, will De namea. unis wouia mean several division changes on the Santa Fe. DANGEROUS PLACET Missing Bridge May Make Trouble for Some One. The county commissioners of township board may have another damage suit on tneir hands unless they take the nec essary precautions to close the road run ning east from Burnett's Mound to the city. About a mile and a half east of the mound a bridge over a good sized creek is torn away. There is a heavy growth ot trees on com sides of the road and even on moonlight msrhts it is verv dark There is nothing to "keep people from driving off the bank which is a dozen reet high. The road overseer in that dis trict should fence up the road as a pre caution against accidents. NEW FIRE HORSE. Successor for "Don" Found. is at Last Chief Wllmarth has succeeded in find ing a norse to De used at fire department headquarters on the hose wagon as a mate for the sorrel horse that has been On the hose waeon for several vora :i n it whose mate "Don" fell dead at a fire. The new horse is a handsome sorrel and weiehs 1.200 nonnri with tvi. fiiri ,n he will make one of the handsomest teams in the service. Chief Wllmarth is looking iuuic nurses. TODAY'S MARKET REPORT Chicago, Aug. 11. WHEAT Trading In Wheat this morninsr wa markpH hv nn early drop of nearly a cent in the price of the September option. The opening s sieauy ar. a nttie aDove vesterdav s closing, but general selling startfd which carried the price back very quickly. Opin ion as to the government crop report was conflicting. The unfavorable weather conditions in the northwest, rains and hot weather still continued, and this fact served to sustain the market at first. Liv erpool showed a small closing decline. The extreme weakness developed in corn soon after the opening was immediately reflected in wheat, offerings becoming free and general, which on a market almost Dare oi Duying orders forced back prices in a hurry. September opened unchanged to Vic higher at 76&Vie. It declined to 7:"34c. reacted to' Tfic. thn hrnltt. tn Tlio Northwest receipts were 281 cars, against ii jasi ween anu zzs a year ago. Chicago receipts were 230 cars, 24 of contract grade. The market dragged for the remainder of the short session. Many traders went nome long last night, expected radical government report figures, and their dis appointment was expressed in liquidation. September closed at T.Wc CORN Corn was active and radically . xne marKet naa a levensh open ing, long corn coming out in large quan tities both from local and outside hold ers. while biding orders were few and unimportant. .Apparently everybody was long on corn. The government crcp re port was the big bear factor, discounting in a large degree the recent damage re ports. September opened Vic lower to Vkc higher at 3SV4&c. It sold for a moment at SSiaic. then broke to :7"ic. At arounil 3Sc the demand improved, and September recovered ro .ssvsc, tne marKet losing some of its nervousness as the session pro gressed. Receipts were 16S cars. The market kept close, where there was a fair demand until the close OATS Oats opened fairly steady, but became weak when corn broke and prices aeennea rapidly under ngnt general oner ings. There was no demand of conse quence. Receipts were 487 cars. Septem ber opened a shade lower at 22Vifc and declined to 23-ic PROVISIONS Provisions were dull and a shade easier. There was some outside selliner. with buvins scattered and local. The weakness was with the grain markets and lower hog prices. beptember pork opened 5c lower at sn.67',4. sold at $11.70, and declined to $ll.t5. September lard opened unchanged at $6.72Vfe and declinpd to $0.70. September ribs opened 2M(5c lower at $7.07Via7.10, and sold at $7.07. FLAX Cash: N. W., $T?R: S. W., $1.35. September, $1.33; October, $1.2SV2. Chicago Livestock Market. Chicago, Aug. 11. CATTLE Receipts, 200: nominally steady. Good to prime steers, $5.4(Ko6.00; poor to medium, $4.75'u: 5.35: stockers and feeders, $3.25tfi'4.65: cows, $2.80fi4.30; heifers. $3.604.90: canners, $2 20 &2.70: bulls, $3.00(64.40: calves, $4.256.75: Texas fed steers, $4.30g5.10; Texas grass steers. $3.3Mi4.25: Texas bulls, $2.5(Xa3.5(. HOGS Receipts today, 16.S00; tomorrow. 30.000; left over, 8.122; weak to 5c lower. Top, $5.40; mixed and butchers', $5.00'6 5 35; good to choice to heavy. $5.1xii5.32'4; rough heavy, $4.SO5.06; light, $5.10S5.40; bulk of sales, $5.10-t5.3O. SHEEP Receipts. 2,0(10; unchanged. Good to choice wethers, $4.30 4. 65; fair to choice mixed, $3.75(4.25: western sheep, $4.2fWi4.60; Texas. $3.Hkft4.10; native lambs, $4.255.65; western lambs, $4.755.60. Official yesterday: , Receipts Cattle, 2, 703: hogs. 23,588; sheep. 5,568. Shipments Cattle, 2,989; hogs, 5.324; sheep, J.,522. Kansas City Live Stock Market. Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 11. CATTLE Receipts. 200; market unchanged. Native steers, $5.00a6.00: stockers and feeders, $3. 50fi4.50; butchers' cows and heifers. $3.10 fa5.30: canners, $2.50fi3.10: fed westerns, $3.!a5.20: fed Texans, $3.90"a4.15; grass Texans. $3.25'& 3.90. HOGS Receipts. 2,500; market steady to shade lower. Bulk of sales, $5.u51i5.1(t: heavy and packers, $5.&5i?i5.15: mixed, $5.(t0 &5.10; light, J5.0Orti5.12V2; yorkers, $5.HKtf 5.12'-: pigs, $4.23f5.10. SHEEP Receipts, 500; market steady. Lambs, $3.50(6.00; muttons, $3.00(4.45. Kansas City Produce Market. Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 11. WHEAT December, 67c: September, 6434c. Cash: No. 2 hard, 65UIS6UC; N'o. 3. 64i65c; No. 2 red. 71fi721ic; No. 3, 66-5700. CORN December. 33iic: September. 36Vic. Cash: No. 2 mixed, 37Vz?c; No. 2 white. 3e: iNo. 6, d(V.c. OATS No. 2 white, 22Vc. RYE No. 2, 47tiVjc. HAY Choice timothy. $8.50; choice prairie, $6.25. BUTTER Creamery, l&gl8c; dairy, fancy. 15c. EUUS resn, 1UV4C New York Uptown Gossip. New York. Auer. 11. The crop situation has not been entirely cleared up by the monthly government report issued yester day after the close of business. The de cline in condition of corn is much less than has been expected. The average is placed at 87.5 against 89.5 on July 1. Of course there has been according to some reports a deterioration since the begin ning of the month on account of con tinued drouth and heat. At 1 per cent, of its growth corn needs rain, for the crop was planted in comparatively dry ground and therefore has been laccklng in reserve moisture to draw upon. The report shows an important decline in the condi tion from last month in Kansas and Ne braska and these two states show a se rious decline from August a year ago. Nevertheless the report places the condi tion of corn in Kansas at 51, while the Kansas state agricultural department re port issued yesterday puts the condition at 54. Here is a startling discrepancy, and it would be curious If a sta.te authority, should exaggerate any condition in a Una detrimental to the Interests of the com monwealth. The Washington report in spring wheat makes the situation very little better than it was a month ago. The average condition August 1 Is estimated at 56.4 against 55.2 on July 1. It Is al most startling to read that the reported condition is 27.8 below the mean of the August averages for the last ten years, Topeka Markets Today. Topeka, Aug. 11 ' ' CATTI.E. COWS AND HEIFERS-$2.50!33.25. HOGS. LIGHT $4.7074.85. MEDIUM AND HEAVY $4.704.90u GRAIN. NO. 2 WHEAT 63f( 63 Ve. NO. 2 MIXED CORN 33Hc NO. 2 WHITE CORN SoC NO. 2 OATS 22c. HAY $5,001(5.50. PRODUCE. EGGS 9 cents. CHICKENS-Cftfl cents. BUTTER 13 cents. Topeka Hide Market. Topeka, Aug. II. Based on Chicago and Boston quota tions. The following are net prices paid In Topeka this week: GREKN SALT CURED 6Vic NO. 1 TALLOW-34c. GREEN SALT HALF CURED 6o, Markst Oossitv Liverpool: Wheat. Vid to & lower; corn. Vid to d lower. Northwest receipts last year: Duluth, 83 cars; Minneapolis. 145 cars. Omaha receipts: Hogs, 2.500; cattle. 200. Chicago receipts: Wheat, 23 cars, 24 graded: corn, 168 cars, 60 graded; oats, 437 cars, 93 graded. Kansas City receipts: Wheat, 294 cars; last year, 4w) cars. Corn, &7 cars; last year, 300 cars. New York Money Market. New York, Aug. 11. MONEY Money on call nominal at MilVi per cent.; prime mercantile paper, 4(5 per cent.: sterling exchange steady, with actual business in bankers' bills at $4.87 'g for demand and at $4.S4 for 60 davs: posted rates. $4.85 ',4 and $4.89: commercial bills. $i.83''-fi-. SILVER Silver certilicates. 611"'H.2'c; bar silver, &)c: Mexican dollars. 48'jc. BONDS Government bonds strong: re funding 2s. when issued, registered. 30314: coupon, 1(13'4; 2s. registered, 100; 3s. reg istered, IOS': coupon. 108; new 4s, reg istered, 132; coupon, 132: old 4s, registered, lllVi; coupon, 114V&; 5s, registered, 11254; coupon, 112. Cotton Market. Galveston, Tex., Aug. 11. COTTON Steady, 9c. Butter Market. New "York. Aug. 11. BUTTER Firm. Creamery, 15ryl9c; current packed factory, 14f( 16c. EGGS Receipts, 14.382 packages: quiet. Western at market. 11(13V3C for average; western, loss off, ISV2C. Sugar Market. New Tork, Aug. 11. SUGAR Raw, firmer; fair refining, 4V&5 1-16c: centri fugal, 96 test, 4c; molasses sugar, 4 4 l-16c. COFFEE Quiet: No. 7 Rio, 9Vic Grain Letter. WHEAT The government figures wer very bullish on wheat, but from all ap pearances has been thoroughly discounte-1. Liverpool cables were also a damper to higher prices, coming about d lower. Receipts were liberal everywhere, Kansns City getting nearly 5"0 cars, Chicago 2:;0 and the northwest 2M. Heavy receipts are expected for Monday and Tuesday and the trade is not inclined to buy in face of these conditions. It has been a very dull day, taking into consideration that it is the first day that the government figures could effect markets, and unless specula tion increases shortly we expect to s-e lower prices temporarily. Conservative traders are Duying wheat on ureaxs to hold for a long pull. They figure that there can not be anv material decline from present prices and that wheat will be selling very much higher betore an other crop is assured. CORN Cables came lower In face of our advance of yesterday and hot, dry weather everywhere. Considerable dam age is being done and it must be remem bered that corn will not recover from the effects of crop damage this time of the year. Investment traders are buying lib erally. It rain should come soon corn miirht drop a cent or so temporarily, but should be bought on soft spots. The cash stiuatlon is strong and conditions warrant a good advance. There is a minimum risk in buyiner for investment while there Is surely a maximum risk in selling short. OATH Oats were very dull, less than half a dozen trades all day. PROVISIONS Prices at the yards were 6c lower for hogs. Speculative markets were dull and lower. The whole list, ex cepting corn, has lapsed into extreme dull ness, increased speculation win aovanca prices. J. c. GOINGS. Range of Prices. Furnished by J. C. Goings. Commission Merchant, 112 East Fifth street, Topeka. Kansas, receiver and shipper of grain. NEW YORK. Article Open HiKh Low Close Yes. w MKAl- Sept ... 80- 81 80 8014 Dec. ... 82-')4 82- 82 82 Vi 81 83 CORN Sept ... 4414 44 4314 4314 44-4 Dec ... 42 42 40 4Zi 42V KANSAS CITY. Article Open liitrh Low Close Tea, WHEAT Sept ... 65V& 65Vs 64 64i B5'4 Dec. ... 68i 68 67 67 6SVa CORN Sept ... 36" 30'4 3(5 3SV 37 Dec ... 34 34 33- 33V4 84'.4 CHICAGO. Open High Low Article Close Tea, WHEAT. Sept ... 76-7C14 76Vi 75 75 78 23 3914 21 22 11 60 11 72 CORN Sept ... 39Vi 3914 3i OATS Sept ... 22V8-V4 22-Vi 21 PORK Sept ...11 65 31 70 11 611 Ranges of Prices on Stocks. Furnished by J. C. Goings, Commission Merchant. 112 East Fifth street. Topeka, Kan., receiver and shipper of grain. New York, Aug. 11. Cl'sejYes I I Stocks. Op'njHigh Low I I Sugar 125 126 125 People's Gas .. M-S, Wl 4 Am. Tobacco .. 93 9:, !Wu. A. S. Ac W 33 31 33 B. R. T 57' 2 57 57 14 Federal Steel .. 33 33 3 C. B. & Q 12H 12W.a 1W C. M. & St. P.. 111 111 1U',2 Atchison com.. 27 27 27 Atchison pfd .. 70 7o 70 Manhattan 90 9 90 Mo. Pacific 51 51 61 1". Pac. pfd ..76 76 76 1'. Pac. com .. 5ft 5!t f'i N. Y. Central.. 12!i 12v, 12'J So. Pac. pfd .. 33 33 33 C. & 0 27 27 27 Reading pfd .. 59 5f 50 B. & 0 74 71 74 T. C. & 1 701-a 7(,i.., 701,, N. Pac. com .. 61 51 51 L. & N 71 71 71 Vi 125 :125 991 S-9 95 34 57 33 1S! 111 93 3-1 57 38 126 111 --( a 90: St 61 E.1 76 76 69 ' 5914 1-9 1-9 33 33 27 27 59 ! . 74 ! 74 70L, J 71,14, 51i 51 711 71V4 Telephone 273. J. C. GOINGS, Commission Merchant, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS. Receiver and Shipper of Grain. is East Fifth Strsst. Leased private market and gossip wire to Chicago. Always In the market fnr cash grain. Consignments of grain and correspondence solicited.