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LAST -, EDITION FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, AUGUST 24, 1900. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. Iff v WAITING FOR INSTRUCTIONS. Commanders of Allied Forces Occupying Pekin. Don't Know What They Should Do Next. REPAIRING RAILWAYS And Moving Up of Supplies Are in Progress. Mob Burns the Japanese Temple at Amoy. London, Aug. 24. While the com manders of the allied forces are waiting- for instructions from their govern ments as to what to do next, which in the present condition of the telegraph service will probably take ten days, the work of repairing the railway beyond Tang Tsun is progressing slowly, and the transportation of supplies by boata on the Pei Ho is improving. A dispatch from Che Foo, dated Thursday, August 23, says that there has been further fighting near Tien Tsin. The Chinese sought to cut thfe line of communication, but were driven back with small loss to the present allied forces. Official advices from Pekin received at Tokio say the allies burned Prince Tuan's residence. According to a dispatch from Hong Kong, dated August 24. turbulent mobs are devastating portions of the prov inces of Fu Kien and Kian Su. It is added that a mandarin with 300 Chinese Boldiers left Amoy, August 23, to re store order. Japanse bluecoats were landed at Amoy, August 23. Marines from the French cruiser Comet have cleared the streets of Swat ow and freed the besieged priests. A dispatch to a news agency from Shanghai, dated August 23, says eight survivors of the fourteen English mis sionaries who started together from Shan Si have reached Hankow after suffering frightful barbarities. JAPANESE TEMPLE BURNED. "Washington, Aug. 24. United States Consul Johnson, at Amoy, China, cables the state department under date of to day that a mob burned the Japanse temple at that place today. Marines were landed to protect Japanese offi cials and are restoring order. The marines alluded to must belong to some other nation, as the United States has no warship at Amoy. BATTERY O DIVERTED. San Francisco, 'Cal., Aug. 24. Owing to the recent change in the aspect of the Chinese situation, siege battery O, of the Seventh artillery, now at the Presidio, will not sail for China on the Belgian King as originally intended. It will probably be assigned to Honolulu or Ft. Mason. The balance of light bat tery C, Seventh artillery, commanded by Captain W. P. Stone and Lieutenants Berry and Newbold, has arrived from Ft. Adams and encamped at the Pre sidio. Twenty-two patients were sent yester day from the general military hospital to eastern pointss for further treatment. The consumptives go to Ft. Bayard, N. M., and rheumatics to Hot Springs, Ark., where every effort is made to re store the sufferers to perfect health. INCIDENTS ABOUT PEKIN. Copyright, 1900, by Associated Press. Pekin, Thursday, Aug. 16, via Shang hai, Thursday, Aug. 23. The allied troops have surrounded the imperial city and stationed sentries at the gates.-They refrain from entering, pending instruc tions from their governments. General Chaffee says the fighting is ended. The Japanese troops have relieved the Pei Tang cathedral where fifteen French nuns and 40 French and Italian soldiers have been isolated and besieged two months. They found that five had been killed. Captain Reilley of battery F, Fifth United States artillery, who was killed before the imperial palace was buried in the legation grounds. General Chaffee, the British and Japanese gen erals and many civilians were present at the interment. The American trops are encamped on the grounds of the Temple of Heaven. The Chinese are supposed to have fled northward. CABLE OPEN TO TAKU. Washington, Aug. 24. The following cablegram was received this morning at the navy department from Admiral Remey : "Taku, Aug. 22. Bureau of Navigation, "Washington: Cable open now Taku. All troops from Hancock landed. Marines gone Tien Tsin. Private Arthur A. ,Woods,marine corps accidentally drown ed Tong Ku night 21st. "REMET." BRITAIN'S REPDT TO LI. New York. Aug. 24. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: The reply of the British foreign office to Li Hung Chang.conveyed through the Chinese minister here, has not yet been delivered. The delay is sufficiently ex plained by the distance of Lord Salis bury from London and the fact that all official communications have to be transmitted to a remote villave on the Franco-German frontier, where the foreign secretary is now residing The reply, however, is settled in principle. Its general tenor will be similar to that of the German government, which has just been handed to the Chinese legation at Berlin. Great Britain will declare that it cannot enter into negotiations owing to the lack of a properly accredited repre sentative on the Chinese side Sir Chih Chen Luh, Chinese minister here, persists in the assertion that Li Hung Chang has received full authority to negotiate from the emperor He also maintains that he la still in communi cation, though not direcIv. with the em peror by means of the vicerovs of the 52Jth'?, Pro7incs- No official news from China has however, been received at the legation for the last three days Minister Conger's statements as to the hostile attitude of the Chinese court and their direct complicity in the boxer at tacks have made considerable impression here but it is also thought that Mr.Con ger s health and nervous svstem are ex ceedingly likely to have "suffered from the strain through which he has passed is iU knOWn that Sir Cla"de MacDonald The absence of direct news from Pekin for the last few days continues to cause some anxiety in militarv circles but the alarmist rumors from Shanghai' are dis counted. The undoubted fact remains of an outbreak at Mankow, and though this was promptly suppressed by the viceroy of Hoo-Pe it is feared that the unrest is spreading through the central provinces and may be increased when the flight of the emperor is known. The theory of some conseravtive journals that England is at war with China is not yet officially accepted by the British government, which has not broken off relations with the Chinese legation pend ing the receipt of further information from its diplomatic and military advis ers in Pekin. MANCHURIA AT RUSSIA'S MERCY. New York, Aug. 24. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: The Standard correspondent at Tien Tsin says the line of communication with Pekin is in an unsatisfactory state and the force available for holding it is in sufficient. It is reported in Shanghai in Chinese circles that the empress dow ager and Prince Tuan have been captur ed. The emperor is said to be in Pekin with the allied forces. Russia now has Manchuria at her mercy. The St. Petersburg correspond ent of the Mail states that after Zizikar and Moukden have been stormed, the subjugation of the province will be com plete. GERMANS REACH PEKIN. Berlin, Aug. 24. An official dispatch from Tien Tsin, dated August 21, says the German naval detachment arrived at Pekin August 18. and that the ma rine battalion reached Ho Si Wu Au gust 2. CHAFFEE AT TIEN TAIN. Washington, Aug.24. The war depart ment has received a cablegram from Gen. Chaffee dated Tien Tsin, giving a list of casualties there. War depart metn officials construe this message as indicating that Gen. Chaffee has return ed to Tien Tsin from Pekin. GREAT FIRE RAGING. Chinese Are Reported to Be Burning" Their Capital. London, Aug. 24. Fires, fighting and dissension are apparently following in the wake of the relief of Pekin. The Daily Mail publishes dispatches from the Chinese capital, dated as late as August 17, declaring that a great fire was then raging in the imperial city. The Rusisan commander had declined to accept the decision of the other gen erals not to violate the 'imperial pre cincts and street fighting was going on. General Chaffee so it is asserted maintained that the Chinese had been adequately punished already and that it would be unwise to take the imperial palace. This explains the withdrawal of the Americans after breaching three gates, as cabled by the special corres pondent of the Asosciated Press. The Rusisan general, however, maintained that his government had declared war against China and that therefore, there was no reason to prevent his carrying hostilities into the sacred precincts. Judging from various, and in many cases contradictory dispatches that have reached Europe from Pekin, the com manders eventually adopted a middle course, for a Reuter telegraph asserts that sentries were placed to prevent looting. Hence it is presumed that the imperial buildings, although captured, will not be destroyed. The fires appear to be incendiary, and to be caused by the Chinese themselves. All the dispatches point to the fact that when the latest message received here left Pekin, the commanders were somewhat at sea regarding their future action, all awaiting instructions from their governments. The foreign residents appear to have been sent to Tien Tsin, although the St. Petersburg correspondent of the Daily Mail says the ministers will not leave Pekin until negotiations for indemnity are under way. Neither commanders nor the diplo matis were in communication with the Chinese government on August 17. They were then searching for Prince Tuan. Among the puzzling reports as to the whereabouts of the empress dowager is one from St. Petersburg that seh is in the vicinity of Pekin, but surrounded. The emperor seems to have disappeared completely. It is officially reported that the minister of the Netherlands, Dr. F. M. Knobel, was slightly wounded during the siege. St. Petersburg dispatches announce good progress in the Manchurian cam paign. The town of Mergen was cap tured August 18, with trifling loss to the Russians, while the Chinese suffered se verely, leaving ten guns, 700 rifles and large quantities of ammunition in the hands of the Russians. The reports of risings in northern Korea are confirmed. It is believed that these are not due to ill will toward for eigners, but to local dissattisfaction. The Korean government is sending troops to the disaffected districts. According to telegrams from Shang hai, considerable uneasiness is felt there over the fact that no dispatches have been received from Pekin since August 20. Other Shanghai reports locate Emper or Kwang Su as under the protection of the allies, and the dowager as already captured by the Japanese. Describing the engagement west of Tien Tsin, August 6, a special dispatch says: "The sixth United States cavalry worked with drill-like precision in the hand to hand fighting, and the Chinese only escaped through the bungling of Gen. Dorward." Berlin learns that there has been fur ther fighting west of Tien Tsin, which creates the impression that the pro vince of Pe Chi Li must be effectively occupied before peace negotiations will become feasible. HOW REILLEY DIED. Received Bullet in the Mouth "While Standing on the City WalL ICopyright, 1900, by Associated Press. Pekin, Aug. 15, via Che Foo, Aug. 20. The Americans breached three gates be fore the imperial palace, and occupied the approaches to the east wall. Captain Reilley, battery F, Fifth U. S. artillery, and five privates were killed and sixteen wounded. During the after noon the Americans returned to camp, pending a conference between the gen erals. Thereupon the Russians occupied the approaches to the palace. Captain Reilley was standing on the wall and directing his battery, when a bullet struck him in the mouth, killing him instantly. The battery hammered at the gates until they fell. In the meantime the infantry cleared the street and walls, where the Chinese soldiers, with a fine cover, stubbornly resisted. The fighting was close and sharp. A French battery, while shelling the approaches to the palace, narrowly missed the Americans. General Chaffee and Mr. Conger are conferring regarding the diplomatic features of the situation. "Weather Indications. Chicago, Aug. 24. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair Saturday, preceded by thun derstorms in east portion this afternoon and tonight; variable winds. PERILOUS FEAT. James Kearney Climbs State House Dome Flag Pole. Thousands Watched Him and Cheered His Daring Act. HIS FOOT SLIPPED. Trembled in Air 300 Feet Above Earth. "Climber" Held and Saved Him From Frightful Death. Describes His Experience For the State Journal. In full view of several thousand peo ple, 327 feet in the air, with no sup port but a four-inch flag pole, was the position of James R. Kearney Thursday afternoon during the Bryan notifica tion. . The rope of the flag pole on the top of the state bouse dome had slipped out of the pulley, and Kearney climbed the pole to replace it The dome is 285 feet high, and the slender pole extends 42 feet above the dome. Kearney received $15 for his five minutes' work. Other people would not undertake the task for a million dollars, but Kearney thought it money easy made as it was. Kearney is employed by the Edison Illuminating company as a lineman, and was at work when called upon to climb the pole. He left his work and went to the state house. Then he found out that It was the pole on the top of the dome that he was expected to climb. "Is the rope up there?" he asked, and was told that it was not. "I'll go up and wait for it," he said. He had his pole climbers and tool belt on. He commenced the climb to the top of the dome. By the time toe reached the "lantern" he was out of JAMES R, KEARNEY, Who Climbed the Flag Pole. breath. He pulled himself up through the opening in the -top and glanced at the pole. Straight up in the air it went. It looked at the top about like a pencil. The rope was brought him. He tied one end of it to his waist. He buckled his climbers a little more firmly to his feet, tightened his "safety" belt a notch and started up. The crowd watching him from a position 285 feet below him could see that he was very careful to dig the spurs of his climbers securely into the pole. Steadily and carefully he worked slowly upward, his hands grasping the slender support and his face close to the pole. Step by step he went, and as he worked higher up the pole grew smaller and he went more slowly. When about half way up he dug his right spur into the wood. There was an exclamation of horror from the crowd. The spur did not se cure a firm hold, the wood splintered and gave way. He wavered. The pole bent under the force of the shock. But his left foot had secured a good hold, and he was safe. The crowd cheered. On he went. Once he looked up. When the top was reached he carefully thrust the end of the three-quarter inch rope through the pulley hole and then worked the end of the rope down to the bottom of the pole. Then he com menced the descent, every bit as dan gerous as the ascent. But it was all done without a mishap, in less than five minutes, although it seemed an hour to the anxious spectators. By the time he reached the bottom of the pole a garrison flag 22x35 feet had been hoisted on the new rope. "I didn't think much of it," said Mr. Kearney when asked about his exploit. "I have been up other flag polles before but that was Just a little the highest I ever tried. The dome is 285 feet high and the pole 42 feet above the dome. The pole is eight inches square at the bottom and tapers to four inches square at the top. I was not a bit afraid of falling from the pole if it didn't break, although when I climbed through the hole in the roof and looked at that flag pole it did seem a long ways up. Nobody had ever been up that pole and I didn't know whether there was any cracks or flaws in it or not. "The only way I could make it was to climb with my face close to the pole. If I looked around I would get dizzy and fall. I stopped once to rest my arms. The fact is that after I got start ed I went as fast as I could. When I looked at the pole I thought it wasn't very high. 'It's a snap.' I said to one of the fellows. When I got started I said to myself 'your a fool, Jimmy,' but I wer.it on. Several fellows said they came near getting the job away from me. All I have to say is that the job is open to them if they want it. I'm not particular. "I thought I must be pretty near the top and looked up and I was only half way. The pole swayed a good deal. The crowd hollered once and that rat tled me a little and I got nervous but I got over it. It's all right to make money kind of easy that way some times but well I don't care about making a fortune." My AKRON IS NERVOUS. Sensational Newspaper Nearly Starts a Panic. 'Akron, Ohio, Aug. 24. At a confefence of city, county and military officials to day it was decided to retain the troops until tomorrow morning at least. If all remains quiet the guardsmen will be dismissed Saturday morning. Mayor Young, Sheriff Kelly and Prosecutor Wanamaker, Judge Anderson, Colonel Adams, Colonel Potter and Colonel Vol lerath were present at the conference. All the nine companies of the Fourth, the Canton company of the Eighth and the two local companies continue on guard today and tonight. Some excitement was caused this morning by an extra edition , of a local paper with headlines announcing that Peck might be brought back to Akron. The newsboys rushed about yelling "All about Peck coming back." An officer nabbed one of the boys and took him to police headquarters. Commissioner McMillen promptly telephoned the pa per to call in its boys. Mayor Young reiterated the order as soon as he was informed of. the matter. Both officials feared the effect of the scare story and the inflammatory cry of the newsboys. Peck is not coming back to Akron not for some weeks at least. Sheriff Kelly who has charge of Peck says the prisoner will remain in the Cleveland jail. Mayor Young's order closing the sa loons is being rigidly enforced. Two sa loonkeepers have been arrested for dis obeying the mayor's order. Temporary police headquarters have been opened at the central fire station. City prisoners are locked up in the coun ty Jail by special arrangement. Today the safe of the engineer's de partment was opened amid the city hall ruins. Its contents, including many valuable papers and records and $500 in cash, were found in good condition. All the plats and profiles of the city streets and improvements were destroyed, how ever. Workmen are also engaged in opening the vaults of the city clerk, mayor and police department. From ap pearances their contents are all right. The death of the little Davidson girl is hourly expected,. Fred Vorwerk, though very badly injured, is slightly improved today and has some chance for recovery. t A rumor that a man arrested for try ing to rush the guard lines at the court house had a stick of dynamite in his pocket, the chief said was baseless. The man had been locked up because he insisted on walking through the court house yard. Mayor Young.Sheriff Kelly.Prosecutor Wanamaker and Chief Durkin are con fident that all -excitement is over. higWair. Trolley Car With 50 Passengers Suspended 150 Feet in Air. Beaver Falls, Pa,, Aug. 24. A closed car on the Riverview line jumped the track on a steep grade last night, over turned and plunged into two trees.where it hung suspended 150 feet above the Fort Wayne railroad tracks. The car contained about 50 passenger, many of whom were injured. Vincent Burrow, aged 21, of Beaver Falls, may die. Jen nie Lee, aged 20, of Beaver Falls, was also seriously injured. The others will recover. NO EXTRA SESSION. Congress Will Not Be Assembled Under Existing Circum stances. -Washington, Aug. 24. The cabinet was in session today until nearly 2 o'clock. At Its close the members were more reticent than usual as to what transpired. It can be stated, however, that this government has o far re ceived no official or well authenticated in formation that the Russian govern ment has declared war on China, or that It Is its immediate purpose to do so. The subject of an extra session of congress it was stated was not men tioned at the meeting, and it can be stated, on the authority of a member of the cabinet, that under present cir cumstances an extra session is alto gether improbable. M'KINLEY WILL GO. To Leave Washington For Chi cago Sunday Night. Chicago, Aug. 24. The Hamilton club today received a message from Secre tary Cortelyou stating that President McKinley will leaves Washington for Chicago on Saturday night. , This was ir reply to an invitation to attend the Hamilton club banquet, to be held on Wednesday night next. GR0SVEX0R IN MAINE. Says Bryan and Ex-Governor Bout well Are Traitors. Lewiston, Me., Aug. 24. Congressman Grosvenor addressed an audience of 1, 500 in the city on the issues of the day, opening the campaign here. He said he had Just arrived from Europe and had not read Bryan's speech of acceptance. He asserted that Bryan and such men as ex-Governor Boutwell were traitors. One of his sttaements, which received the most applause, was that the British had lost more men in the present war against the Boers than the Boers had men in the field. He ridiculed the idea that the cur rency question was settled, and asserted that if Bryan was elected there would be a major ity of two in the senate in fa vor of free silver. The speech was not well received, "and is regarded even by Republicans as an unsatisfactory opening of the campaign. "Wrecked by a Washout. Coshockton, Ohio, Aug. 24. Wheeling & Lake Erie through freight No. 1S3 ran into a - washout here early this morning at the Chestnut street cross ing. Engineer Doyle of Cleveland and Fireman Dilger of Canton were taken out dead.- The train ran into a wash out 100 feet long and 40 feet deep, caused by a cloudburst. The engine and nine cars were piled up. FITZ ISJAVORER, Betting Is Two to One That He. W ill Whip Sharkey. : Australian Is Faster Than at the Ruhlin Fight. FIVE POUNDS HEAVIER. The Sailor Declares That He Is in Best of Form. Hopes to Defeat Bob Inside of Ten Rounds. New York, Aug. 24. Bob Fitzsim mons and Tom Sharkey announced to day their readiness for the 25 round contest for a purse of $25,000, which it ia understood will be divided equally, to take place in the arena of the Sea side Sporting club. Coney Island, to night at 10 o'clock. Although the con test ia not for championship laurels, it has created more than usual interest by reason of Fitzsimmon's victory over Ruhlin two weeks ago tonight. Fitzsimmons as out early this morn ing for a sprint, after which he had bia rub-down and breakfast, and then went to the gymnasium where he punched the bag. He announced that he would spend a good part of the day in bed, and would go to Coney Island tonight at 7 o'clock where he would rest until the hour of the fight. He gave out the statement today that he expected to win in ten rounds. He is five pounds heavier in this fight than when he fought Ruhlin. He said: "I look for Sharkey to give me a much harder fight than Ruhlin did, for he is a fast fighter and always rushes. I will be mighty careful how I fight the sailor, as he is a dangerous man to take any chances with." The Australian is certainly in very fine physical trim. He is looking much brighter and moves about with a more springy action than was noted prior to his contest1 with Ruhlin. In speaking of his disadvantage, so far as weight' is concerned, Fitzsim mons said it did not bother him in the least. - "When I'm feeling all right," added the Australian, "I never give my weight a thought. -If I feel well I know my hitting ia there, and my speed also. Sharkey may have ten or twenty pounds the best of it in weight, but that advantage gives me no concern. I am confident that I can beat him just as easily as if I weighed 200 pounds." Sharkey was up at an early hour to day and went through a rub down after which he punched the bag. Like Fitz simmons he expects to rest in bed a good part of the day and will reach Coney Island at 8 o'clock. Sharkey and his friends claim that he has learned a great many things since his fight with Ruhlin and that while he is a more scientific fighter than ever, he has lost none of his power as a hitter. Sharkey said today he was in as good condition as he ever was In his life. Like Fitzsim mons he hopes to win within ten rounds. "I know Fitzsimmons' style of light ing Very well," he said today at Sheeps head Bay. "I have already fought him and besides I saw him fight Ruhlin. If he does not fight me a much better bat tle than he did Ruhlin I can not see how I can lose. I still think Fitzsimomris the great fighter toe always was and I know I will have to be on the lookout constantly to avoid his terrible blows. After this fight I will try to induce Jef fries to fight for the championship of the world." Fitzsimmons is the favorite in the bet ting today. Few wagers have been made but those recorded were at 2 to 1, on the Cornishman. There are many out of town sporting men in the city, in cluding large delegations from New Or leans and Chicago. ARRESTS TO FOLLOW. All Disturbance in Akron, Ohio, Has Disappeared. Akron, O., Aug. 24. There was no trou ble of any kind in the city during the night, the streets being practically de serted, except by soldiers, who patrolled all the thoroughfares in the business sec tion, j. It is understood that a number of ax rests will be made today of those.who took part in the riot. The authorities have secured the names of about thirty of the rioters and will undoubtedly take into custody some of the leaders of the mob before night. The Fourth and Eighth regiments will in all probability be held here for several days, the mavor fearing that the friends of the men taken into custory today may attempt to rescue them if a large force is not on hand to guard the prisoners. DEMOCRATS IN TROUBLE. Kansas City is Not So Hospitable After AIL J. Mack Love, chairman of the Dem ocratic state committee, has called a meeting of the committee for Kansas City, September 1. The Democratic committee which went to Kansas City under so much enthusiasm is now in trouble, and has only been there a month. The rooms "furnished free" by Kan sas City are inadequate for the accom modation of the committee, and new quarters must be obtained. ... The committee fears that It will be compelled to pay rent for larger quart ers, and the members are much agi tated. Buried by Masons. E. Pavey received a letter yesterday from A. H. Davis, grand representative of the I. O. O. F. in the state of Wash ington stating that A. L. Pavey was not a member of the L O. O. F. but was a Mason. He said that the Masons had taken charge of the matter and that they had buried A. L. Pavey in Cape Nome. It will be remembered that A. L. Pavey, who is a brother of Police Officer Pavey, was drowned while on his way to Cape Nome, the accident oc curring June 6. Officer Pavey thought his brother was an Odd Fellow and had written, to Mr. Davis concerning his burial. . Arnold Extradited. Washington, Aug. 24. The state de partment today forwarded to the Brit ish embassy extradition papers for Ju lian T. B-. Arnold, wanted in England and now held at San Francisco. He is a son of Sir Edwin Arnold, and is charged with embezzlement. GOLD FROM DAWSON And Passengers From Nome on the Tacoma, Port Townsend, Wash., Aug. 24. The steamer Tacoma has arrived with $600,' 000 in dust and and 650 passengers from Nome. Most of the gold came down the Yukon from Dawson to St. Michael. While on the way down a shooting scrape occurred on board the Tacoma on August 15 which came near ending the life of Angus McDonald of Dawson. Mc Donald, while intoxicated threatened to carve several of the passengers. William Keenan of New York was made an ob ject of McDonald's wrath and when he made a lunge at him with a big knife Keenan drew his revolver and fired, the ball striking McDonald in the shoulder blade, making a painful wound. The United States marshal at Seattle was notified to meet the boat on arrival and to arrest Keenan. Among the returning passengers on the Tacoma was Regnoo Dahl, who is credited with having ' a small fortune aboard. Dahl went north in charge of Dr. Jackson's Laplanders to take charge of the reindeer sent by the government to relieve the reported distress of min ers along the Yukon over two years ago. The S. S. Santa Ana arrived at 2 o'clock from Nome, with a large num ber of passengers and is in the stream undergoing quarantine inspection. BOBS' SUMMARY Of the Work ,of His Captains Cabled to the War Office. London, Aug. 24. The following dispatch has been received at the war office from Lord Roberts: "Pretoria, Thursday, August 23. Baden Powell rescued one hundred British pris oners at Warmbaths August 22, and cap tured 25 Boers and a German artillery of ficer. "Buller's casualties August 21, were seven men killed and Captain Ellershaw and 21 men wounded and five men miss ing. "Kitchener, August 22, had eight casual ties. "While reconnoitering in the Komati valley Rundle found 140,000 rounds of am munition buried. , "The columns pursuing Dewet made wonderful marches. Colonel Mackinnon covered 224 miles in fourteen days." PICKPOCKETS BUSY. Traveling Han Lost Diamond Stud and Another His Passes. A. H. Wheeler, a traveling man who was stopping at the National, reported to the police that a diamond stud was taken from his shirt front while he was in the crowd at the stand trying to get In line to shake hands with Mr. Bryan. He did not miss the diamond until after getting out of the crowd and then he recalled that a man had put his hand on his breast and pushed him back, saying, "don't crowd." The diamond was a fine stone and weighed over three-quarters of a caret. W. P. Campbell, the Scrlpp-McRea rep repsentative who accompanied Mr. Bryan, reported that his pocketbook containing passes and papers was taken while ha was in the crowd at the Union Pacific depot. SLEPT IN PARIS STREETS. Over lOO American Cadets Left to Shift For Themselves. ' Paris, Aug. 24. As the result of in attention or a blunder, over one hundred cadets from the U. S. training ship Monongahela were obliged to sleep in the parks and streets of Paris last night. The vessel is at Havre.and the boys came here to spend two days at the exposi tion and arrangements were made to house them at a. boys' college in Paris. The party was In charge of a lieutenant, but when night arrived the lieutenant was not on hand to pilot the boys to their shelter. They were unacquainted with the French language, and unable to seek assistance; they walked about Paris until tired. Then they took pos session of benches in the parks and on the boulevards. Some of them met hos pitable Americans who took them to hotels but only a few were so lucky. CONFIRMED BY BOBS. Sentence of Death Passed Upon Lieutenant Cordua. London, Aug. 24. A special dispatch from Pretoria dated today, says General Lord Roberts has confirmed the sentence of death imposed upon Lieut. Cordua, formerly of the Staats artillery, who was convicted of being a ringleader in the plot to abduct Gen. Roberts and kill British officers. BOGARDUS ROBBED. Populist Wagon Orator Lost Eis Pocketbook. C.H.-Bogardus, the man who made political speeches from a wagon at the corner of Sixth avenue and . Quincy street a few weeks ago, came to town yesterday to hear Mr. Bryan and at tend the notification ceremonies.' He carried a large pocketbook which contained $38 and some papers, and while? in the crowd at the state house grounds his pocketbook was taken. He reported the loss to the police, and Ser geant Donovan asked him what kind of a pocketbook it was. Bogardus told him. "Where did you carry it?" asked the sergeant. "In my hip pocket," replied Bogardus. "Don't you know better than that? A man who goes about the country as you do should know better than to carry a long pocketbook in your hip pocket. It is a snap for light-fingered people,", said the sergeant. "I have been carrying it there for ten years safely enough." "Yes, and you carried it there one day too long," put in the sergeant. BAKER GETS TWO. Legislative Candidates Instruced for His Re-election. Senator Baker scored in Doniphan and Clark counties yesterday, the nom inees for representative being Instructed for his re-election. Cyrus Leland was re-elected chairman of the Doniphan county central committee. The following nominations were made in Doniphan county: Representative, T. W.-Edwards; clerk of the court, Oeorge Strahn; superintendent, C. V. Norman; county attorney, S. M. Brewster, re nominated; probate judge, J. O.. Hardy. The Clark county Republicans nom inated W. H. Weldon, a prominent cat tleman, for representative and instructed him for Air. Baker's re-election. Bryan Pictures. Strickrott has some excellent pictures of Bryan, Jerry Simpson and others speaking during the notification cere mony. They may be seen at his studio, E15 Kansas avenue. IVfLLALL GO? Rumor of Wholesale Chango in Police Department. Chief of Police and Officers , Under the Ban. MAYOR MAKES DENIAL Says He Does Not Intend to Move Now. Will Retain Officers if They Do Their Duty. It was rumored today that Mayor Drew would on September 1 remove all the heads of the police department, including some of the patrolmen. The trouble is occasioned, so the story goes, on account of the apparent dis position to neglect the enforcement of the prohibitory law. Mayor Drew an- . nounced three months ago that the joints would be closed and the jointlata driven out of Topeka, but notwithstand ing the threat nearly all the jointists have been serving liquor over bars with, little attempt at secrecy. Of course the police never found it out. Mayor Drew was suddenly aroused this week when he found the true con dition and since then he has been using the goad on the police force, and th jointists have been playing hide ami go seek with the officers. If that can, be done now why not before, is the question the mayor would like to have answered. When Mayor Drew was seen today he said that he does not contemplate mak ing the wholesale changes as reported: unless the officers weary of well doing. The officers who would be affected by the order are Chief of Police Ramsey and Sergeants Betts and Donavan, and several of the patrolmen. The fight was opened last night by an order for the investigation of the acts of Police Judge Magaw. The com plaints appear trivial enough on the face, the burden of them being that Judge Magaw has shown undue dili gence in approving bonds of jointists. Mayor Drew said today that the re port that there had been charges filed; against Judge Magaw was not true. "If there had been charges they would have been preferred in writing, and such is not the case. It simply amounts to this: Several people have com plained to me that Police Judge Magaw has been accepting worthless bonds from the jointists, and that he has been filling out the bonds for the joint ists. The city is not supposed to keep bonds in readiness for the jointists, and although it may have been the custom it is not the proper thing to do. Now the judge may be all right in every thing that he has done, but in order that every one may be satisfied and have confidence that matters are being carried on in a perfectly correct man ner in the police court, the thing to do is to have the police committee inves tigate, just as all other council com mittees do when there is complaint made concerning anything in their de partments. I told the judge of this, and he seems perfectly satisfied to hava the Investigation. That is the way tins matter stands. FELL OFF THE STAND. Serious Accident During Last Night's Meeting. ' Henry Cobbledick, of Mayetta, Kas., was nearly killed last night at the "Cyclone" Davis meeting in the state house grounds. He with several others was sitting on the railing around the stand, when it broke and Mr. Cobble dick fell on his shoulders and neck with two other men on top of him. He was picked up unconscious and taken to Christ hospital in an ambulance, where he was finally revived. He is suffering from concussion of the brain and an injury to the spinal cord, and may be paralyzed. At noon today his condition was slightly improved. BATTLE WITH A TURTLE. Exciting Experience of a Boatman on the South Branch of the Potomac. Cumberland, Md., Aug. 24. John Fisher had an exciting combat with a big turtle in the south branch of the Potomac river a few miles below here this morning. Fisher was running an outline, which he found heavily laden with eels and bass and two turtles, one weighing 40 pounds. As he was taking the big turtle in the hook broke and it fell heavily to the bottom of the little skiff. It at once made a lunge atFisht-r with open mouth. For ten minutes it chased him back ward and forward in the skiff, which was loose amid stream and in danger every moment of rocking over. He had only a light paddle to use in defense, which the turtle tore to pieces. It once grabbed his trousers and tore them. At length it got over the side of the boat in the water and disappeared, while Fisher sank almost exhausted. PRIZE FIGHT BULLETINS The Fitzsimmons-Sharkey prize fight will be bulletined by rounds by the State Journal this evening. The fight is scheduled to take place at Coney Island In New York city, and will be called " about 8:30 or 9 o'clock Topeka time. A description of the fight will be flashed directly from the ring side into the State Journal office by the Associated Press and will be read to the listeners in front of the State Journal office without delay. Crops Damaged by Storm. Lacrosse, Wis., Aug. 24. A heavy elec trical storm struck this city this morn ing. Several dwellings and barns were damaged by lightning. Reports from various points in southern Minnesota state that heavy rain did much damage to crops. . Indianapolis' Big Gain. Washington, Aug. 24. The popula tion of Rochester, N. Y., was made public by the census bureau today. It is 162.435. against 133.S96 in 1800. an In crease of 28.539, or 21.31 per cent. The population of Indianapolis as just made public by the census bureau Is 169.1164, against 105.436 in 1890, an increase of. 63.72S. or 60.44 per cent.