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&rf P4DT f I I Pages J to 8. Pages I to 8. i LAST EDITION. SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, AUGUST 25, 1900. SATURDAY EVENING. THREE CENTS. It I t' n4"fo0 WvfV i ! PART U war cloud. It is Looming Up on the Euro pean Horizon. No Doubt That France Is Pre paring to Fight. ENGLAND IS ALARMED. Newspapers Are Goading Both Nations to Hostilities. .British Dread France's Subma rine Torpedo Boats. . New Tork, Aug. 25. A dispatch to the Journal and Advertiser from Lon don says: "That the French government Is pre paring: for war there can not be any doubt." The Pall Mall Gazette makes this statement editorially. It does but put In concrete form what newspapers in all parts of England have been saying In a more veiled way for three days. A remrakable war scare has spread through England. No particular inci dent of importance started it, but doz ens of little suspicious indications are adding to the size of the scare daily. There is absolutely no reason for war between France and England save the Imaplcable hatred of every class of each nation for each other. The Pa risian newspapers continuously ridicule the English in articles and cartoons, and the London papers reply ponder ously with assaults on the instability of the French government and the fail ure of the exhibition. Newspapers in all parts of England have contained scare articles during the last three days on the active French military and naval preparations, such as laying in supplies of coal, strengthen ing the seaports, increasing the navy, stationing more ships at Calais, Brest, and the channel ports, arranging for extensive manouvers close to coast towns, and the nuusual activity on both land and sea. What specially have scared the Eng lish are the French experiments with submarine boats. The English navy has no such boats, while France is believed to have several effective ones. These submarine boats are liable to become a nightmare in England,, as their powers are already being magnified tremen dously. The first official recognition of this state of things came today, when the orders of the English admiralty for in creasing the channel fleet became known. It is the custom to keep the large portion of the home squadron in reserve and out of commission at the naval stations. All the usual naval re serve squadron will now be put into commission. The newest and best bat tleships and cruisers are to be kept in a constant state of readiness. The home fleet will be divided into two squad rons, one never to leave the coast, the other never to go further than Gibral tar. Many ships are to be fitted out with wireless telegrahpy and the channel is to be patrolled by torpedo boats. EMPEROR TAKEN. m m m m mmm a bf mm m m m m M m Chinese Kuler a Prisoner in Hands of Japanese. London, Aug. 23. A cable has reached the war office that the Japanese force reported to be in pursuit of the Chinese royal party overtook them' eight miles southwest of Pekin. The emperor, it Is added, threw himself on the protec tion of his captors. The prisoners have not yet reached Pekin. SAVAGERY BREAKS OUT. Australian Aborigines Commit a Series of JHnrders. Pan Francisco, CaL, Aug. 25. News comes from Sidney by the steamer Mari posa of an outbreak of latent savagery in two aboriginal blacks, who had lived for years in close association withwhites and it resulted in the slaughter of five women and children in one place and of five people in another. At Breelong, in New South Wales, the Mawbry family offended two natives known as Governor and Underwood who in revenge broke into the Mawbry house, armed with tomahawks and war clubs. In the house were Mrs. Mawbry, her two daughters, Grace and Hilda; her niece Elsie Clark; Miss Kerse, a school teach er and three boys, Percy, aged 13.George 12, and Albert, 9. Of these, onlv the two younger boys escaped bv hiding. All the others were either killed or mortally wounded. The blacks seemed to have blood mad ness upon them, for in their fight across the country to the Queensland moun tains they killed Alex McKay and his wife at Guiong, old Mrs. O'Brien and her young child at Meruwa and Kerin Fitzpatrick. an old man of sixty at Mudgee. Their horses were captured by the police but they escaped. ROBBED IN A SLEEPER. Woman Passenger Loses Jewels Worth $5,000. Cleveland, O., Aug. 25. Report was made to tne police last nieht of a big robbery on a sleeping car of the Cleve land, Terminal & Valley railway Mrs. Lee McBride, wife of a" prom inent manufacturer, is the loer he had J5.000 worth of diamonds" "in a chamois bag, which she left in the toilet room of the sleeper while coming to the city Friday. When she discovered that the diamonds were missing the toilet room was searched, but the gems could not be found. The train arrived in the city early in the afternoon, but no report was made to the police until midnight. The jewels stolen consisted of seven diamond rings an opal heart and a necklace, each stud with diamonds. XZoneM State 3ournaU INDEX OF TODAY'S PAPER. SATTODAT, AUGUST 25th, 1900. Weather predictions for the next 24 hours: For Kansas Partly cloudy and contin ued warm weather tonight and Sunday, with occasional showers and thunder storms; variable winds. IMPORTANT NEWS AND FEATURES Page. 1 War Cloud in Europe. Today's London Cable Letter. Transports Pour Into Pekin. The Chines Emperor Taken Prisoner. Barton Man Won Contest. Futurity Kaces $50,000 for Winner. Anarchist Threatens to Kill Bryan. 3 Sporting News. 3 Kansas Mews. Railroad News. Illinois Broom Corn Snined. Sun's Beview of the Week. 4 Church Announcements. Stories of The Town. News Summary of the Week. Late Telegraph and Local News. 5 Social and Personal. Drouth is Broken in Kansas. Balding of Joints Continued. 6 L P. Campbell is " Sore." Populist state Committee Heeds Money Markets. 7 Wants and Miscellaneous Ada, North Topeka News. 8 Snap Shots at Home News. Bryan Back in Nebraska. Portion of Topeka Exempt From Taxes. 9 Description of the Siege of Tien Tsin. Topeka Society. 10 How Our First Minister Got Into Pekin. 11 Theatrical News. 13 Editorial. Book Notes. 13 For the Women. Kitchen Observations. 14 Fashion Letter From Paris. How to Care for Cut Flowers. 15 A Bunch of Smiles. IS Humor of the Day. Last Adirondack Moose. BOERS SPRING A TRAP. Two Companies of Butler's Men Caught In It. London, Aug. 25. Lord Roberts has left Pretoria and has established head quarters at Wonderfontein, the second station west of Machadodorp, where the bulk of the Boers in arms are supposed to be. Wiring from there, August 24, he says: "Buller reports the Boers laid a trap for his cavalry August 23, opening with several guns at fairly short range. The English guns silenced the Boers, but when the firing ceased and the pickets were being placed for the night by some mistake two companies of the Liverpool regiment advanced 1,500 yards Into a hollow out of sight of the main body, where they were surrounded by the Boers and suffered severely." The Liverpools lost ten men killed and Captain Plomer and 45 men wound ed. In addition they had 32 men miss ing. General Bullers other casualties Au gust 23 were 20 men killed, wounded or missing. Lord Roberts also wires that General Pole-Carew occupied Belfast near Machadodorp, August 24, without oppo sition. General French, with four brigades of cavalry, is moving east of Machado dorp. The dispatch of the British comman der in chief in South Africa aJso says: "There is a welcome green over the veldt, which, I hope, means that our riding and transport animals will get grazing shortly. They have fared badly of late." M'KIHLEY DECIDES. Informs Chicago That He Can't Attend Encampment. Washington, Aug. 25. Owing to the continued pressure of public business of immediate importance the president has been obliged to withdraw his accept ance of the invitation to attend the na tional encampment of the G. A. R. at Chicago, and the several other Invita tions incident to that occasion. Secre tary Cortelyou today advised Eexecutive Director Harper, Commander-in-Chief Shaw and others of this decision and of the keen disappointment felt by the president that he will be unable to be present during the encampment. STRUCK BY 10 BULLETS. Execution of Lieutenant Cordua Takes Place at Pretoria. London, Aug. 25. A special dispatch from Pretoria, dated August 24, gives details of the execution on Friday of Lieutenant Cordua. of the Transvaal ar tillery, convicted by a court martial of breaking his parole in plotting to abduct Lord Roberts and kill British officers. Cordua walked fearlessly to the garden behind the Jail. At his own request he was not bound and sat in a phair with folded arms. He told Captain Barchard, commanding the firing party, that he was ready and ten bullets struck him. The body was buried near the spot where the lieutenant fell. Mac Arthur's List of Wounded. Washington. Aug. 25. General Mac Arthur has cabled the war department the following list of wounded: July 1, Legaspi. Luzon, companv 1, Forty seventh infantry, Randall McCleallen, in back, moderate: July 4. company H. i; orty-seventh infantry, William Russell, in arm, serious; July 6. Ezra L. Van Orden, in buttock. Eiight; June 30, Leon Fanay. company I. Twenty-sixth infan try. Charles L. Fish, arm. serious; Ser geant Herbert Spencer, hip, slight. POUR TO PEKIN. Transports Arriving at Chinese Port in Great Numbers. Bearing Reinforcements For the International Army. GERMANS UNLOADING. Three Eussian Yessels Are In the Harbor. Fifteenth U. S. Infantry Await ing Orders at Tien Tsin. Copyright, 1900, by Associated Press.l Taku, Friday, Aug. 24. Transports are pouring into Taku. Three large German vessels have arrived and are unloading. One regiment has disembarked on Its way to Pekin and another is bound for Tien Tsin. Three Russian vessels are al so in the harbor. The Fifteenth infant ry, the Third artillery and 500 marines are camped at Tien Tsin awaiting orders- i Rations for 40 days are being forward ed to the Pekin contingent by boat. A hundred civilians have left Pekin, in cluding the customs force, and are on their way down the river. The foreigners here desire that a new expedition shall be sent against Pao Ting Fu to destroy the city and avenge the massacres of foreigners which occurred there. CHAFFEE'S DEATH LIST. Washington, Aug. 25. The war de partment has received the following list of deaths from General Chaffee via Taku: Adjutant General, Washington, Tien Tsin, August 23. Deaths to date: Tien Tsin hospital, August 4. company M, Fourteenth infantry, Charlie Lorgan, dysentery; company M, Ninth infantry, Joseph L. Fritch, gunshot wounds; August 7, company M. Fourteenth in fantry, Paschal Y. Smith, gunshot; com pany K, Fourteenth infantry, James Rice; August 8, company H, Fourteenth infantry, John H. Hurst; company G, Fourteenth infantry, Archie J. Ranney; August 9, company K, Fourteenth in fantry, Lafer J. Alley; August 10, com pany M, Fourteenth infantry, Joseph Ouellette; August 13, company E, Four teenth infantry, Robert Horan; August 16, company M, Ninth infantry; Charles Frederick, August 20, company M, Ninth infantry; Dennis Shea, dysentery; Aug. 21, company B, Ninth infantry, Ezekiel Hale, dysentery. CHAFFEE. The following list of casualties came from Pekin via Taku: Adjutant General, Washington: Pekin, Aug. 18. The following casualties have occurred since last report: Tantsung, August 6, wounded. Four teenth infantry, company E, Alfred Evans. head, serious; company K, Charles A. Rodgers, shoulder, serious: Matow, August 16, killed by sharpshoot ers while foraging, company G, Four teenth infantry, Claud Smith. Pekin, Aug. 16. Died from wounds re ceived in action, company E, Fourteenth infantry, George C. Kauffman. Tien Tsin, Aug. 21 Deaths occurred on August 19: Private William Brayton, company C, Ninth infantry, dysentery; August 20, Clinton W. Graham, com pany I, Fourteenth infantry, shrapnel wounds. CHAFFEE. AMERICANS DEFEAT BOXERS. London, Aug. 25. Five hundred American troops participated in a sig nal defeat of boxers outside Tien Tsin August 19. The fact is briefly reported from Vienna. Details of the engage ment come from the Reuter agent at Tien Tsin in a dispatch dated August 20. In addition to the Americans the force consisted of 375 British and 200 Japan ese, all under the British General Dor ward. The fight took place at a village six miles southeast of Tien Tsin, where the allied forces found a considerable number of boxers, whom they engaged, killing over 300 and taking 64 wounded prisoners, who were sent to the hos pitals of the allies. The village was burned. The Americans had five wound ed, the Japanese six and the English none. Hundreds of boxer flags, spears and swords were captured. From Shanghai comes a report, quali fied by the assertion that it is from purely Chinese sources, that the em press dowager, after proceeding one day's Journey from Pekin, became ter rified at the looting by General Tung Fuh Slang's troops and went back to Pekin. A Chinese telegram from Tsinan Fu says that Prince Tuan has been cap tured by a detachment of the allies. Other Chinese messages record the for mation of a provisional government in Pekin by the allies, but this appears to be a purely military measure and mere ly an elaboration of the scheme for di viding the city into sections for police purposes. Li Hung Chang has received word of the allies entry into Pekin, which was accomplished easily, because the troops of General Tung Fuh Siang utterly re fused to face the allies. According to the Shanghai correspondent of the Daily Express, Earl Li, recognizing the futility of an attempt to drive the for eigners from China, now professes con version to reform principles. Shanghai advices announce the re ceipt there of a Chinese official dispatch asserting that Emperor Kwam; Su has been found and rescued by the Jap anese. .Messages from Tien Tsin report se rious mortality among the American horses, owing to the heat. Delayed advices to Reuter. dated Pekin, August 14, reiterate the state ments regarding the treachery of the Chinese on the night before the relief. They had informed the members of the legations that orders had been issued to cease firing. This was followed by a desperate attack, and it was only the welcome sound of the cannon of the relieving force in the mornin? that re newed the courage of the foreigners. The correspondent adds: "The Chinese admit having lost 3,000 in the various attacks upon the legations. Our ra tions dwindled to one pound a day, con sisting of hcrse flesh and rice. When the American detachment attacked, the whole Chinese force concentrated against them, leaving the She Ho gate unwatched, whereupon the British en tered without the less of a man." CHINESE LEAVE PEKIN. Washington. Aug. 25. Acting Secre tary Adee has made public the following dispatch from Consul Fowler at Che Foo. giving additional information bear ing on events in Pekin: "Che Foo (undated) Received August 23. midnight. Secretary of State, Wash ington: Twenty-third. Japanese report emperor and empress left Pekin 14th, rested at Wau-Shou-Shan,supposed des tination Tal Tuan Fu (Tai Tuen Fu), Shen-Si. Prince Ching believed in Pekin. LI Ping Heng died. Half pop ulation left. (Signed), "FOWLER." PEKIN UNDER FOREIGN CONTROL London, Aug. 25 The Pekin correspon dent of the Times, wiring last Saturday, says: "Pekin is now entirely -under foreign control. Looting is proceeding sys tematically. The French and Russian flags are flying over the best portion of the imperial domain, where it Is said the imperial treasure la buried. "The foreign city is respected by in ternational agreement, although any punishment will be ineffective unless it is occupied. "The Japanese have seized 500,000 taels of silver. "The empress dowager, the emperor. Prince Tuan and all the high officers escaped to Tai Yuen Fu, in the province of Shan Si, from which point they pro ceeded" to Sian Fu. There is no gover nor." STREET FIGHTING IN PEKIN. London, Aug. 25. Street fighting is breaking out intermittently at Pekin ac cording to dispatches from Shanghai, the allies not having sufficient forces to police the vast city. As small parties of the allied troops penetrate into new dis tricts they have to engage half armed mobs. A Shanghai dispatch repeats the re port that the Japanese troops pursued the dowager empress and the court and overtook them eighty miles southwest of Pekin. The viceroy of Sze Chuen is reported at Shanghai to be sending troops to the Tonquin frontier and to be intend ing to fight the French at Meng Tse. The bulk of the German fleet recently at Shanghai has gone to Taku as an escort to the new German minister. Dr. Mumm von Schwarzenstein, who ia bound for Pekin. Clan fights are of daily occurrence in the Heung Shan district. EARL LI EN ROUTE TO PEKIN. Washington, Aug. 23. A Chinese offi cial expressed a belief today that Li Hung Chang,, the Chinese peace envoy, had started for Pekin or Tien Tsin. While there is said to be no official ad vices to this effect, yet it is so in ac cordance with the expectation of China's course that the officials accept it as a fact. If this proves to be cor rect it may bring about an early op portunity for personal exchanges be tween Earl LI and the commanders of the allies and the ministers of the re spective powers, i ,The Chinese government : has re mained silent since the capture of Pe kin except In the two communications from Li Hung Chang, and up to the present time Minister Wu has received no word responsive to the American an swer sent to him by Mr. Adee last Wednesday. Three days have elapsed and there has been -ample time for Li Hung Chang to formulate his next move. In the circumstances it Is felt that he accepts the American and Ger man answers and such others as may have reached him as negativing any present prospect of negotiations along the lines he proposed. The opinion Is expressed that this will prolong the un certainties of the diplomatic situation, during which Earl T J will see k to meet ihe requirements laiu down by the United States and other powers, while the latter will endeavor to reach some common ground of understanding for the future. CONSULS TO RETURN. Washington, Aug. 25. The state de partment is taking steps to have all of the American consuls in China re turn to their several posts as soon as Immediate danger from anti-foreign outbreaks is passed. The attention of the department has been, called to the statements emanating from various consuls to the effect that they left their posts at the direction of the depart ment. The officials say this is not cor rect: that the consuls merely were per mitted by the department to leave the posts on their own responsibility, 'f they considered their lives were in danger. Now that the danger is pass ing the department is getting ready to have them go back to their stations and take up their routine work. CHAFFEE ADVISES WITHDRAWAL New York, Aug. 25. A special to the Herald from Washington says: Major General Chaffee has recom mended that the United States troops now in China be withdrawn so soon as all the Americans in Pekin have reached places of safety. His ca.ble dispatch advising this and accumulating evidences of lack of har mony among the powers were the main subjects of discussion at Friday's cabi net meeting. The president and all the members of the administration are anxious to get the troops out of China at the earlist possible date, but it can be said on authority that there will be no immediate withdrawal of American forces unless there is an immediate change in conditions. There is a disposition In administra tion circles to believe that General Chaffee's recommendation was based on military considerations alone, and that he did not take political conditions into account when making it, though there is reason to think . that his dis patch was sent after consultation with Minister Conger. Withdrawal of American troops will be considered permissible when the res toration of order and obtaining those guarantees for the protection of Ameri can life and property contemplated by Secretary Hay's note of July 3 can pro ceed without their presence. The withdrawal of the troops will be required if, through the declaration of war against China by one or more of the powers, a condition should arise which would, temporarily at least, inter fere with the accomplishment of the objects which the United States had in view in co-operating with other na tions. CANT HEAR FROM CHAFFEE. Washington, Aug. 25 The war depart ment has not yet received from General Chaffee the report requested of him a few days ago upon conditions in Pekin. In fact several recent cablegrams of inquiry addressed to General Chaffee have not been answered. In this situa tion it was found necessary to call upon General Chaffee again for a full report for the guidance of the officials of this government. It is supposed that the un certainty of communication between Pekin and Tien Tsin is responsible for General Chaffee's silence. The wires have ben cut between the capital and Tien Tsin and it is probable that the messages were sent by courier from Tien Tsin. It is regarded as very un fortunate that there should be such diffi culty of communication at thi3 time. The department is depending in a large measure upon General Chaffee for in formation to guide the administration in the movements of the immediate fu ture. It 13 not believed at the war depart ment that the two casualty lists, one dated at Tien Tsin the 21sU and the other the 23rd were sent by General Chaffee in person. ' It is thought that his name was signed as a matter of (Continued on Sixth Page.) COAUpfE Great Britain Is Confronted With a New Trouble. A Little Bailway Strike Cuts Off the Supply. SUITS CAN'T MOYE. May Be Forced to Bely American Mines. Upon Card Sharpers Work Passengers on the Campania. Copyright, 1900, by Associated Press.l London, Aug. 25. Forgetting the Chi nese cryptogram and the unending war in South Africa and the reconstruction of that country, a strike on a little 100 mile Welsh railway stirs up more serious interest- than anything else in England this week, because It Is closely related to the coal supply and the manufacturing vitality of the kingdom. The Taff Vale railroad carries the product of 50,000 coal miners into . Cardiff . The fifth day of this "strike sees small quantities of the best coal commanding 35 shillings. AH the Cardiff factories are shut down; and the merchant fleet is unable to leave the harbor because it has not been supplied with coal. Most of the miners are still piling up coal at the pit mouths. All will probably be idle in another week. The cause of the dispute is that 2,000 railway servants want a half penny an hour more and are upheld in that de mand by the Union of Railway men of the United Kingdom, with 250,000 in the treasury and a strike income of 3, 000 a week. Interwoven with the discus sion anent the coal scarcity trouble is brewing elsewhere in the railway world. The Great Eastern men have handed in an ultimatum demanding increased wages and threatening to strike if. this is refused. The probabilities are that American coal will be imported. The arrival in the Thames on Thurs day evening of the British steamer Queenswood with 4,000 tons of coal and the sailing of the British steamer Arms tor from Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday with 4,000 tons destined for Bantry Bay for the British navy, afforded a text on which to hang abundant speculation. English wirters seem to take a melan choly satisfaction in pointing out Amer ica's exhaustless coal supplies and the ultimate certainty that large exports have been made from that country. WORKED BY SHARPERS. "Passengers are requested to beware of gambling." This penciled notice was posted in the Campania's smoking room when she arrived a week ago. Several Americans who had lost rather heavily at poker after the game compared notes and decided to repudiate tneir debts, be ing convinced that they had been play ing against card sharps. The principal was a South American ranchman whose paper debts amounted to over 1,000. The winners were two New Yorkers who were apparently unacquainted with each other when the Campania left New York. The South American alleged that he had been cheated. He paid 10 and notified the winners that he would pay the balance of his losses when they pro duced satisfactory references. He also telegraphed from Queenstown for a de tective to meet the steamer at Liver pool. One did so, but beyond telling the victim that the winners were well known sharpers he could do nothing. The taking by American bankers of the exchequer bonds seems to impress the Shah of Persia immensely. The St. James Gazette has some curious infor mation from Paris on the subject. It says: "The shah is convinced that financial reasons render the alliance between France and Russia less important every day, because France is tired of giving money to Russia. The only nation that can give money to Russia is the United States. The shah ha3 a brilliant idea that by cultivating friendship with America he may secure himself against Russia, whose relations with America are likely to become very close before long." MIGHT HAVE SAID SISTER, Mary Anderson (Mrs. Antonio Na varro) admits that she is not as young as when play goers knew her, but she has confessed to having received a shock at a bazaar held in Broadway, Worces tershire, the other day when the rector of a religious community told her she was a mother to them. She made a lit tle speech in which she remarked: "I am somewhat overwhelmed by the cleri cal compliment, but he might have said "sister. " Mr. Charles Stewart Smith, a member of the New York rapid transit commis sion, who has gone to Scotland to visit Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie, has de voted considerable time to studying both the Paris and London underground elec tric railways. "I have been afforded every opportun ity to study the workings of both sys tems," said Mr. Sm,ith to a representa tive of the Associated Press, "especially in London, where I have ridden during almost every hour of the day and I am prepared to make a complete report to the commission on my return to New York. The London electric railway is certainly a great improvement over anything London has ever had. But, after all, it is not rapid transit in the sense we understand it in the United States. The distance from the Bank of England to Shepard Bush is 400 yards short of six miles. This is covered in 25 minutes including thirteen stops. This is done by means of two single track tubes which, of course, prevents the running of express trains. The New York line will contain four tracks and express trains will run from the City hall to the northernmost end of the is land in from IS to 19 minutes. "The engineering work in London is admirable and the rolling stock is an im provement even on that of the New York elevated railway as the cars are better lighted and better furnished." EXODUS OF TOURISTS. . The middle of August finds London in Lthe apogee of the season, while the ex- to the carrying capacity of the outgoing steamers. Mr. C. A. Gillig, who i3 an expert at calculating American travel in Europe, said to a representative of the Associated Press: "It is nonsense to talk about -150.000 Americans crossing the Atlantic this season. Their numbers are always ex aggerated. There Is only a certain num ber of Transatlantic lines, each limiteci to a number of ships of well known ca pacity. "Going over the question with a care ful estimate there will be about 85,000 Americans in Europe during the season. The tide of travel is western now and until October 1 win be tremendous. The Oceanic took 390 cabin passengers Wed nesday and the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse 2S0 to 300. The fact that .86 Americans left the Carlton hotel that day shows how strong the homeward procession is." It is not often that any American resi dent In England secures a place in Van ity Fair's portrait gallery and far leas frequently does the subject of these pleasant caricatures resent them. Not so with little "Johnnie" Reiff, however, who is the subject of this week's car toon. Reiff, who cares more about kit tens and candies than fame, says: "I could forgive them for the unnatural position of my hands, but why did they want to turn my black hair into a shock of dirty yellow V THE FUTURITY TODAY. A Pnrse of $40,000 For the Winner Big Field of Starters New York, Aug. 25. The classic Fu turity will be run today at Sheepshead Bay probably before a record breaking crowd, but over a track about as bad as it could be deep in mud. The horses engaged for the Futurity are as fit as hands can make them to contend for the stake, which will net nearly J40.000 to the fortunate winner. A full list of the probable starters is aa follows: Tommy Atkins J. R. and F. P. Keene. Bluest C. Fleischmann's Sons, Elkhorn W. C. Whitney. All Green C. T. Patterson. Golden Age G. B. Morris. Kenilworth G. B. Morris. Cap and Bells J. R. and F. P. Keene. Sweet Lavender C. Littiefield. Lady of the Valley R. T. Wilson, jr. Baliyhoo Bey W. C. Whitney. Belvino J. G. Galway. Longshoreman J. E. Madden. Olympian J. R. and F. P. Keene. Six-Shooter C. Fleischmann's Sons. Smile R. H. and D. H. Morris. Early this morning all the candidates were sent for their final exercise through the stretch, and after a canter around the track a couple of times were sent the regulation quarter at top speed, although the track did not per mit of fast time. In the discussion over the chances of the various candidates there seemed to be a general Idea that the Keene string, headed by Olympian and Ballyhoo Bey, the candidate of the Whitney stable, should be well in front Others also had supporters, among them that uncertain youngester Blues, being fancied by not a few. His races, however, have been most uneven, and few would hazard the opinion that Le had a good chance to win except in heavy going, and even then the favor ites were by no means to be thrown out of consideration, as they have shown their liking for mud as well as dry go ing. The two fillies. Sweet Lavender and Lady of the Valley , had some support ers, the latter on the ground that she was said, to be up to beating. TO KILL BRYAN. Anarchist Threatens the Life of Democratic Candidate. Omaha, 'Neb., Aug. 25. An anarchist who is employed in the smelter in this city announced to one of his fellow workmen this morning that he was go ing to kill William J. Bryan, when he came to attend the Jackson Ian picnic this afternoon. The police were notified and scoured the city for the man and arrested him an hour later. ' The man's name is William M. Williams, a Welsh man. Every precaution is being taken to prevent anything happening the can didate while in the city. FAIRBANKS COMING. Indiana Senator's Speaking Tour Will Include Kansas. Chicago, Aug. 25. United States Sen ator Fairbanks, will shortly begin a campaigning tour under the auspices of the Republican national committee, which will embrace the states of Kan sas, Colorado, Utah. California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Illinois. The time after the senator's return will be spent in speaking in Indiana. The dates of the speeches will be fixed by the central committees of the various states. The first speech will probably be in Kansas on October 7. Cities to be included in Senator Fairbank's itin erary will be Denver, Salt Ukc, San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland, Ta coma, Seattle, Spokane, and probably Missoula, Miles City and Jamestown, N. D. CROSSES THE RIVER. Gen. Dewet is Headed For the Orange River Colony. Krugersdorp, Aug. 25. Commandant DeLarey appeared yesterday zef ore Bank station with a large force and sum moned the garrison, commanded by Lord Albemarle, to surrender, which the garrison refused to do. In the meantime Dewet took advantage of this ruse and crossed the river towards the Orange River colony. Consecration of a Bishop. Cincinnati, O., Aug. 25. The conse creatlon of Right Rev. Henry Moelller as bishop of Columbus, took place at teie cathedral this morning. Archbishop Elder and the bishops of Indianapolis, Atlanta, Grand Rapids, Nashville, Cov ington, and other dioceses, together with about 200 priests participated in the im posing ceremony. An immense congre gation was present. . Shot in Hotel Hallway. Chicago, Aug. 25. A well dressed man of 25, not yet identified, was shot through the head in the hallway of the Stafford hotel at Pacific avenue and Van Buren street today by an unidentified assailant who escaped. The injured man was re moved to the Samaritanan hospital and died soon afterwards without speaking. BURTONjP WOII Johnson-Miami Contest Settled by Election Board. Decide That F. W. Sponable Is Senatorial Nominee. ENDS A BITTER FIGHT. Baker People Were Evidently Outgeneralled. Another Squabble to Be Heard . on Monday. Frank W. Sponable wins the contest for the nomination' for state senator in the district composed of Miami and Johnson counties. This is the decision of the state election board composed of Attorney General A. A. Godard. Stata Auditor Geo. E. Cole and Geo. A. Clark, secretary of state. The decision was agreed upon Friday. It is unanimous and the three members of the board will today sign their offi cial names to the document which gives Sponable the nomination. The decision had not been completer by the stenographers at a late hour this afternoon, but the members of the board) have agreed that Sponable shall be given the certificate of election and the writ- ten opinion is a perfunctory matter". This Is the first contest heard this year by the election board. Incidentally it was a Baker-Burton controversy but questions of parliamentary procedure and other technical subjects crept into the matter but not at any time havs these points concealed the actual iasua between the partisans of the candidates1 for the senatorial toga. Another Burton-Baker contest cornea before this election board Monday from the senatorial district composed of Riley, Wabaunsee and Geary counties. This hearing is set for 2 o'clock in the after noon. The Miami-Johnson county contest was one of the most bitter ever present ed to the election board. Contests in volving minor issues have appeared at this tribunal of last resort in the past but there was not one of them which presented the personal hatreds and an tagonisms which were manifested in tha hearing of this case. The supporters of the two candidates claiming the legal nomination, F. W. Sponable,, representing Burton, M. G. Miller, representing Baker, although po litical associates for years, had as little intercourse during the hearing as was possible. The two factions occupied seats in .li ferent parts of the senate chamber, dur ing the hearing, and each side regarded the other with great condescension and evident commisseration while the case was being presented. Mr. Sponable regarded his opponent with much haughtiness while Mr. Miiier evinced much sympathy for the misfor tune which he believed stood in the way of Sponable's political ambition. Sponable and Miller live in Johnson county. When the Miami county forces left tha senatorial convention, H. S. Coburn, one of the delegates stayed with the Johnson county delegates. The convention was evenly divided, each county being enti tled to 12 delegates, but Johnson county; stayed and nominated Sponable. There was a controversy over the rep resentation, at the outset, Miami countyi claiming 13 delegates, because the coun- ; ty had cast a sufficient number of Re- ; publican votes to entitle it to 13 dele gates, and that Johnson, by the sama law, should have but 12. The basis of representation adopted for the county conventions was the vote cast for George A. Clark in 1S98. Hail this rule been adopted by the senatorial district committee Miami county would have been entitled to 13 delegates, but the committee adopted no basis of repre sentation, simply fixing the number oS delegates from each county at 12. In the Miami county convention thir teen delegates were elected, but aften a prolonged discussion the name of tha thirteenth man was striken from the list. When the convention to nominate tha candidate for senator assembled Miami claimed thirteen delegates. The ques tion was referred to the committee on credentials, which was divided. A ma jority report recommended that Miami county have twelve votes, and waa sup plemented by a minority report recom mending thirteen. These reports were under discussion by the convention and in the midst of considerable confusion. At the helghthi of the disturbance a motion to adjourn was made. The chairman of the con vention said, according to evidence flleJ with the election board: "For the purposes of this motion I will hold that Miami county has thir teen votes." The motion to adjourn was carried by the one vote which the chairman gave Miami county, when the convention was discussing what should be done with the report of the committee on credentials. Upon this unprecedented action on tha part of the chairman the Miami county forces adjourned the convention and left the hall. Mr. Coburn returned to the Johnson county delegation. At this juncture the Johnson county delegates reorganized the convention, elected a new chairman with the twelve votes from Johnson and one from Miami, that of Mr. Coburn. There was no question concerning Mr. Coburn's seat In the convention. He was one of the delegates regular'y elected by Miami county. His vote gave the Johnson county forces a majority of the twenty-iour delegates which the senatorial committee decided should comprise the convention. The ruling by the chairman is held to be illegal, and that there was no ad journment of the convention, because a majority of the regularly constituted delegates of the convention did not vote in favor of the adjournment The Johnson county delegates after Mr. Coburn's vote organized the con vention, nominated Mr. Sponable. giv ing him twelve votes. Coburn did not vote on the nomination, but a majority of the convention which Coburn's vote organized voted for Sponable, and he was the nominee of that convention. The Miami county delegates assembled) at the date to which the alleged ad journment had been taken and nomi nated Mr. Miller. This is held to have been an Illegal convention. The statute provides explicitly that from the decision of this board there Im no appeal, so the incident is closed.