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LAST 'EDITION THURSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 6, 1900. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. v I J v. TO STAYIN Mill International Army Will Re main in Chinese Capital. Germany Has Settled the Much Debated Question. REFUSES TO LEAVE. Doesn't Like to Cause Any Trouble to Powers. Others Are Expected to Follow the Kaiser's Lead. Washington, Sept. 6. The attitude of the German government on the Russian proposal for the evacuation of Pekin has been made known to the authori ties here. It comes in a communication from the American charge d'affaires at Berlin, Mr. Jackson, and with clearness Bets forth the German position. In sub stance it states that Germany is de sirous of avoiding friction between the powers, but that she considers the con ditions at Pekin such as la require the retention of German forces there. The statement of Germany's views is made in such form as to be taken as conclusive that it is Germany's purpose not to withdraw her troops from Pekin even though Russia should do so. It is said to be in the line of a simple an nouncement more tlian of argument or answer. It is presumed that it re flects the views made known by Ger many to Russia. While there is no definite informa tion as to the attitude of most of the other countries, there is reason to be lieve the German position in favor of remaining at Pekin finds strong sympa thetic approval at other European cap itals and that it will be the basis of like ac tion by other powers, if not, indeed, they have already made it known that they are in favor of remaining in Pe kin. A new consideration has arisen, namely, whether the ministers shall re main at Pekin along with the troops, as it appears to be generally accepted that the troops of some, if not all, of the powers will remain at the Chinese capital. But this is on the ground that thg military force is necessary to pre serve order. There is no such necessity for continuing the presence of the for eign ministers, so that the negotiations are now taking into consideration the departure of the ministers to Tien Tsin even should the troops be retained. Without doubt the developments of the past twenty-four hours are regarded as important by the state department, and perhaps the German view, taken in connection with the i'rench response, which while not so positive in terms as that of Germany is still full of sig nificance, has determined the state de partment to take another forward step in the negotiations. There were signs this morning of ac tivity and of consultations between the officials and even of a conference' be tween the president and Acting Secre tary Hill which seemed to mark the pre paration of another note from the United States on the subjejct of Chinese trou bles. Reports as to the military conditions in Pekin came to Washington today from three sources. General Chaffee. General Barry, and finally from Minister Conger. Each of them indicated that quiet prevailed in Pekin and that the troops are meeting with no opposition in their occupation. All are silent as to the political situation there. General Barry is going to Manila to carry out his orig inal orders assigning him to duty as chief of staff to General MacArthur, finding that he is not needed by General Chaffee in that capacity. General Wilson probably will be assigned by General Chaffee to the command of the Ameri can contingent holding the base at Taku and Tien Tsin in the event that all the American troops are retired from Pekin. General Barry reports that Special Commissioner Rockhill is still at Shang hai. He finds himself unable to make his way to Pekin as expeditiously as he had hoped owing to the lack of trans portation facilities. The completion of the cable from Shanghai to Taku via Che Foo marks an end to the tampering with messages by the Chinese telegraph officials, if there has been such. Tele graphic communication from Shanghai to Pekin is now entirely in the hands of the Eastern Extension company as far as Tien Tsin and thence to Pekin in the hands of the internationals so that the only dangers to communication will lie in the cutting of wires between the last named points. PRINCE CHING IN CHARGE. London. Sept. 6. A special dispatch from Hong Kong contains the remark able statement that Li Hung Chang has received advices from Pekin to the effect that the allied forces are gradu ally handing over the government of the capital to the Chinese and that Prince Ching (former president of the tsung 11 yamen) has been placed in charge of the imperial city. Washington, Sept. 6. The war depart ment today received the following: Taku, China (no date). Adjutant gen eral, Washington: Pekin. 28th. The of ficers and soldiers of the China reief ex pedition send thanks to the president and secretary of war for message of congratulation. Formal entry of the palace grounds made at 8 o'clock, sa lute of twenty-one guns being fired at the south and north gates. Troops of all nations participated, the United States by a battalion 350 strong com posed of details from each organization present at taking of city. Palace va cant with exception of about 300 serv ants. General Barry for Manila today Danish cable, Shanghai to Taku, open for business, connect with our wire. CHAFF EE EXTREME HEAT ENDED. "Washington, Sept. 6. The war depart ment received the following cablegram from General Barry: -Taku, China (no date). Adjutant general, Washington: All quiet Pekin Supplies promptly unloaded, forwarded when dispositions determined. All sup plies received; troops comfortable win ter. No communication Chinese official after August 28. James H. Wilson, bri gadier general of -volunteers, goes Pekin tonight. Rockhill, Shanghai. Tele graphic communication Pekin Tien Tsin bad. Extreme heat ended. All condi tions satisfactory. Go Nagasaki tomor row; ta)r first transport Manila "BARRY." General Barry goes to Manila to as sume the duties of chief of staff to Gen eral MacArthur. RUSSIAN MONROE DOCTRINE. London, Sept. 6. What is now desig nated in some quarters as an attempt to establish a "Russian Monroe doc trine" in Asia. seems doomed to modifi cation. Hence the prospects of the con tinued concord of the powers are be lieved to be improving. It is thought that the announcement of the names of the four personages appointed by im perial edict as Chinese peace commis sioners will furnish Russia with a plaus ible reason to join in the American de mand for the appointment of a more satisfactory commission and give Russia ground for delaying the with drawal of her troops from Pekin until the Chinese imperial party shows a more conciliatory disposition. According to a dispatch from Shang hai it is reported there that Prince Tuan is hiding within easy reach of Pekin, awaiting the result of the pres ent conference of the powers. The rumors emanating from Shanghai that the expedition which, it is said, will shortly start for Pao Ting, will go thence to Tai Yuan Fu, capital of the province of Shan Si, where the dow ager empress, emperor and court are sojourninsr, can be dismissed as fan tastic. The allied forces are I a no way equipped for such a crusade. The boxers are still active in Shan Tung province. An official dispatch from Tien Tsin reports that 500 boxers attacked a patrol of German marines near Lan Tsun (?) September 5, with the result that 40 boxers were killed and the Germans suffered no loss. THE OREGON READY FOR BUSI NESS. Washington, Sept. 6. The arrival of the Oregon off Shanghai brings the fa mous battleship again into position to take part in operations for the solution of the Chinese problem and for the ef fective protection of American interests for the first time since she ran on the rocks near Che-Foo, more than two months ago. From Captain Wilde's dis patch it is understood by the officials of the navy department that he seized the opportunity to telegraph his safe passage across the Yellow sea from Kure to the Yang Tse while waiting for a favorable tide which would permit a ship of the Oregon's deep draught to cross the bar and reach the neighborhood of the Woo Sung forts, where the New Orleans and the Princeton have been representing the United States for several weeks. .The advent of the Oregon, with her powerful battery and formidable armor protection, will remove much of the dan ger to foreign interests which has been due to continued Chinese occupation of these dreaded fortifications, which could close the river to all unarmored vessels hurrying to rescue foreigners in Shang hai in case rioting should begin in that city. No orders were issued by the navy de partment for the dispatch of the Oregon to Shanghai and her sudden appearance on the scene is attributed to the wishes of Admiral Remey, who has full authori ty for the disposition of the vessels of his fleet to meet all possible emergencies. CHECK TO RUSSIA. England Thinks She Has the Czar's Game Blocked. New Tork, Sept. 6. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: Opinion gains ground that no more powers, not even France, will return an affirmative reply to the Russian propo sition. On the other hand, it ia also thought that none of them will care to send a decided negative, and efforts are now being made either to find a middle course or induce Russia to with draw her suggestion. Prevalent opinion here certainly is that Great Britain ought lo retain her troops in Pekin if any two powers will support her In so doing. Distrust of LI Hung Chang deepens, and it is now accepted that ttie Russian scheme was arranged after consultation with him. On this point an interesting statement was made yesterday by the Chinese minister, who is a strong ad herent of Earl LI, and was once his personal secretary. Asked whether he had received a telegram from Li Hung Chang urging him to persuade England to accede to the Russian proposal, the minister replied in the affirmative. "Russia," he continued, "has offered at the instigation of Li Hung Chang, to remove her forces from the capital, and has thereby taken the first step toward a general peace. I do not believe Rus sia's move has a double meaning, as persistently suggested, and I certainly am unable to confirm in any degree the report that the czar has been propiti ated by a promise of Manchuria. You may discredit it entirely." Asked if he had succeeded in per suading England the minister replied: "I am doing all I possibly can. I have sent a powerful memorial to Lord Salisbury, and am anxiously awaiting his reply. So much depends upon it that America and Germany are hang ing on the decision. "Speaking unofficially for a moment, I cannot but think that Great Britain's withdrawal or promise of withdrawal would pave the war to a speedy settle ment. The Chinese people generally are most anxious for peace. They are sick of war, and would welcome any nego tiations which would have as a conclu sion a mutual commercial basis on more permanent lines than heretofore be tween the two countries. Earl Li, what ever you may assert to the contrs, is pro-European and not pro-Russian. Moreover, he is not philanthropically in clined and does not seek for peace and reorganization of the western commer cial dealings because it would benefit China. He is progressive, and in this is diametrically opposed to Prince Tuan." To the further question whether the Chinese government still existed as an agent of authority, the minister an swered : "Yes, in its entirety. It has only changed its seat, as it did in I860, and taken up temporarily a residence in Shan Si. Earl Li is working in full sympathy with the emperor and privy council, who with the empress and the viceroys constitute the government. All are bent on peace." BURKOWS IS COMING. National Committee Sends Michigan Senator to Topeka. An Associated Press dispatch yester dav afternoon follows: "Chicago, Sept. 5. Senator Burrows of Michigan will make his first speech of the campaign at Kendallville, Ind., on September 10. Later he will proceed to Kansas and speak at Topeka on Sep tember 20. and will probably- remain in that state several days to fill appoint ments at places not determined." This arrangement was made by the national committee. The Kansas com mittee has cot yet fixed the dates for Burrow' speeches outside of Topeka, M'KIN LEY'S PLANS. Will Leave KeTtt Week to Attend His Niece's Wedding. Washington, Sept. 6. President and Mrs. McKinley will leave here either Monday or Tuesday for Somerset, Pa., to attend the wedding of Miss Mabel Mc Kinley and Dr. Baer. The trip to Som erset will be made by daylight. Immedi ately after the ceremony they will de part for Canton to remain some days. IIIGII-IIANDED Usurpation of the Presidency of Colombia. Rightful Chief Executive Is In Prison. WAS A COUP D'ETAT. Details of the Situation Have Just Come to Light. Consul General at New York Refuses His Recognition. New York, Sept. 6. Nelto Zalamea, United States vice consul general at Bogota, reached the city last night with dispatches to Secretary Hay from Charles Burdette Hart, the minister to Colombia. Mr. Zalamea brought news of the real state of affairs in the coun try, which had been concealed by or ders of the usurping president. Some time ago news was Teceived that Presi dent Sanclemente had resigned and that Vice President Marroguin had legally succeeded him. This news was sent by cabla by Marroguin to the Colombian representatives all over the world, with instructions to transmit it to the heads of the various governments. The latter were suspicious of Marroguin and . de layed recognizing him. Minister Hart was asked to send fuller information to Washington. It now appears that Mar roguin did not peacefully succeed San clemente, but seteed him, together with Geenral Palaico, the secretary of state, and put them in prison at Villeta. The actual coup d'etat took place on July 31, at midnight. The present state of affairs is an out come of the contest that for the last ten months has been fought by the con servatives against the liberals or revo lutionists. When this contest was prac tically ended, the historical wing of the conservatives broke away from the naturalistic wing in an attempt to get the upper hand in the government. The historical wing, under Marroguin, de cided upon the coup d'etat. Mr. Zalamea saw President Sancle mente in. the prison at Villeta. The president told him that he would not give in or recognize the new order of things. He was impatient for the true Btate of affairs to be made known. Since assuming power Marroguin has overridden the constitution, the laws and everything else, conducting himself in a manner little short of that of a military dictator. He has succeeded in keeping the news of Sanclemente's and Palairo's imprisonment from getting abroad up to the present time. "Several of the governors of the dif ferent states and other agents of the legitimate government have refused to recognize Marroguin," said Mr. Zala mea "They have taken the stand that Sanclemente having been elected ac cording to the constitution is the only legitimate president." Eduardo Espinosa, consul general of the Colombian government in New York, was astonished to hear of San clemente's imprisonment and Marro guin's usurpation. He has decided not to recognize Marroguin. WAN? NEW BLOOD. Younger Element in Athletic Club Demands More Athletics. A number of the members of the To peka Athletic association have arranged for a caucus to be held tonight at 420 Kansas avenue for the purpose of nomi nating officers to be supported by them at the annual election October 1. The younger element in the association is dissatisfied with the manner in which the club is conducted. They want more athletics. The idea is to have a base ball team during the summer, a football team during the fall and boxing and wrestling matches during the winter. As a member said today: "The object is not to have prize fights or anything of the sort but boxing and wrestling are legiti mate sports and as we call ourselves an 'athletic association we desire that form of entertainment." A ticket of officers will be nominated and the members of the caucus will support that ticket at the annual election. GO INTO SECRET SESSION Letter Carriers Air the Financial Con dition of the Association. Detroit, Sept. 6. A considerable por tion of today's proceedings of the Na tional Association of Letter Carriers were in executive session. Some of the delegates had criticised the administra tion of the organization's finances, and the annual reports had shown that the receipts are not equalling expenditures. President Parsons suggested a free dis cussion of the whole matter in executive session and the convention voted ac cordingly. The secret session resulted in the clearing up of various misunder standings on minor points. A com mittee will be appointed to report upon means for enlarging the income of the association or reducing expenses. Considerable soreness was exhibited at the outset of today's sessions by aome caustic remarks made from the plat form by President Parsons. He charged the Detroit carriers with selfish conduct last night in filling the suburban cars provided for a trip to Mt. Clemens with themselves and friends to the exclusion of a great many of the visiting dele gates. Some of the Detroit men hotly denied the aspersions on their hospitality, and the disagreeable subject was debated quite fully. The official nominating committee has prepared a report which recommends re election of all the present officers. This afternoon the convention 'was taken to the St. Clair flats on board a Detroit ferry steamer. Lutheran Synod Adjourns. ' ' Columbus, O., Sept. 6. The biennial session of the Evangelical Lutheran synod adjourned Wednesday night at 11:30 o'clock. Considerable business was transacted in the last few hours of the session, and all matters that came be fore the synod were passed upon. Woman's Body Found in Bay. New York, Sept. 6. The body of a woman supposed to be Mrs. Amanda Bunte. of Medford, Wis., was found in the bay off the battery today. It is sup posed the woman committed suicide. OFFICIAL ACCOUNT. MacArthur Tells of the Recent Out break in Bono!. .. Washington, Sept. 6. The following cablegram has been received at the war department from Gen. MacArthur: Manila, Sept. 6. Adjutant General, Washington Details outbreak Bohol de veloped Pedro Samson, commandant po lice left Tagbilarien ostensibly inspect police various towns. This he did until heard from in Carmen, with followers threatening attack garrison at Ubay. Two detachments ordered Carmen found town peaceful. No trace of insurrection. Detachment 27 men under First Lieuten ant Leback, August 31 were attacked near Carmen by 120 Bolomen; later an nihilated, over 100 killed. Our loss as previously report. Movement in. interior now progressing. MAC ARTHUR. ROOSEVELT WELCOMED To Detroit by a Committee of 150 Citizens. Detroit, Mich., Sept. 6. Governor The odore Roosevelt arrived in this city to day accompanied by John P. Clark, of New York. A committee of 150 Detroit ers met the governor's train at Essex, Ont., and escorted him to the city. A magnificent floral shield was presented to the colonel at Essex by Gen. Duffield, chairman of the welcoming committee. At the Michigan Central station, a large crowd assembled to catch a glimpse of the vice presidential candi date. CoL Roosevelt was warmly wel comed along the drive to the Hotel Cad illac. A public reception was held in the hotel this afternoon. Col. Roosevelt will address a mass meeting tonight and will leave at 10:30 p. m. for Saginaw, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and the west. Governor Roosevelt was met on his arrival here and shown the telegram an nouncing the death of State Controller Morgan of New York. He was asked whether he would appoint a successor before his return to the state. The gov ernor replied that he was not certain whether he had the authority to appoint? and at any rate would not act for the present. SHORTAGE OF PEACHES Causes a Falling Off in California Fruit Shipments. San Francisco, Sept.- 6. Deciduous fruit shipments from California to east ern points so far this season show a fall ing off as compared with last year. The decrease is 6,110,000 pounds or 235 car loads. - Up to last Monday night the shipments this season amount to 4,701 cars or 122,226,000 pounds. For the same period of last year there was sent east 4,946 carloads or 128,336,000 pounds. It is said the decrease this year- is mainly due to the short crop of early peaches. There is a very large crop of grapes this year and hundreds of carloads are to be sent east. This will swell this season's shipments to more than last year's total carloads. ELLIS FOR PRESIDENT. Ohio Man Chosen by National Union Reform Party. Springfield, O., Sept. 6. R. S.-Thompson of this city, chairman of the Nation al Union Reform party committee, an nounces that the official count of the ref erendum vote shows the nomination of Seth Ellis, of Ohio, for president and Samuel T. Nicholson, of Pennsyiavnia, for vice president. On the National Un ion Reform ticket Ellis received 1,621 votes; Nicholson 24; all others 28. Thirty states and territories participated in the ballotting. A CLEVER SWINDLE It Caught Many Police Officials For 8 Each. . San Francisco, Sept.6. A novel swind ling scheme, evidently planned to em brace the continent has just been brought to light. Recently the head office of Wells, Fargo & Co., express in this city has received from Its agents in the in terior numerous letters and telegrams asking for instructions relative to the disposition of certain packages of "val uable certiflcates"expressed from Green ville Junction, Me., on each of which there was a C. O. D. charge of $S. In each place the chief of police or consta ble has received a letter signed Douglass W. Hill, chief inspector of police, Hali fax, Nova Scotia, containing an order for the package and a statement that it bad been sent to M. D. Byrnes, an ab sconder. For the capture of Byrnes, of whom a complete description was given a reward of $250 was offered, and for the recovery of the express package an addi tional reward of 200 would be paid. In several cases the peac officer paid the $8 and secured the worthless package. The express agent had orders to send this to Frederick Brewster, attorney, at law. New York. The scheme was known to have been worked with more or less success in at least a dozen California towns. REPUDIATE THE CHAIN. National W. C. T. XT. Officers Refuse to Pray Against McKinley. Chicago, Sept. 6. The general officers of the national W. C. T. U. met today at the headquarters at Rest cottage, Evanston. Among other matters dis cussed was the prayer chain inaugurated by some of the members of the Indiana W. C. T. U. for the defeat of President McKinley at the coining election. They were unanimous in. regretting this ac tion, and will not co-operate with the plan. . Ellis Accepts. Columbus. O.. Sept. 6. At the jubilee banquet of the Union Reform party of Ohio last night S3tn v. .Kills was lorm ally notified of his nomination as the Union Reform party's candidate for president of the United- States. Na tional Chairman R. S. Thompson made the speech of notification, to which Mr. Ellis responded in a happy speech of acceptance. WALLERIS OUT. Famous Colored Kansas Orator Is For Bryan. Writes a Letter From Cuha Announcing Change. THE "BURNING ISSUES" Filipinos Hare as Much Right to Independence as Cubans. Says Porto Rico Tariff is an In justice. Opposes Maintenance of Large Standing Army. Captain John L. Waller, the noted Kan sas negro. Republican, now in Cuba, has renounced Republicanism and appeals to his people to support W. J. Bryan for president. The announcement of Mr. Waller's flop comes In a letter to Colonel E. C. Little, of Abilene. The letter follows: No. 32 Basilio Calle. Santiago de Cuba, June 15, 1900. Bishop Walters, of the A. M. E. church, representing thousands of colored people, advises the Afro-American to divide his vote between the several political parties, but I go further still and advise those who are contemplating changing their party creed, to support Colonel W. J. Bryan for the presidency this year. Mr. Bryan is against the trusts, imper ialism and a large standing army. He is opposed, also, to imposing any taxation -on Porto Rico that he would nojt require New Mexico, Alaska or Oklahoma to pay. He is the advocate of Cuban and Philippine independence, under a carefully arranged American protectorate. I have always believed, and do still be lieve that if Cuba is entitled to independ ence, the Philippine are none the less so. If not, why not? Again, I believe that peace on these terms could have been made more than a year ago with the Fili pinos, which would have put an end to bloodshed and rendered the large standing army which we now have ten thousand miles from home the first time in our national history unnecessary. Such a peace would have been honor able, just and right, and hundreds of brave soldiers who have sacrificed their lives in that far-away archipelago would nowbe with their families at home. The gallant Lawton, young John A. Lo gan and the son of General Howard would still be living. I am one of those who be lieve that ours is too ereat a people and a government to longer harass and shoot to death a small nation of colored people, who have so long contended for what our revolutionary fathers pledged their lives and most sacred honor, for liberty and in dependence, which was gained after eight years of hard fighting against the mother country. We should not blame the Filipinos for making a stand- for liberty, for- in this they simply emulate the American people. We found them fighting Spain for It, and why should they surrender to us? I am for Wm. Bryan, because he is op posed to all that tend to- the destruction and obliteration of the nationality of these brave, yet poor people. How dare America attempt to censure Great Britain in her war against the Boers, while she is at the self-same mo ment engaged in a war far more repre hensible, ten thousand miles away from home, against a? much weaker nation? Great Britain is fighting an equal, so far as intelligence and blood and the knowl edge of artillery and firearms go. Our government has an army of SO.000 men and many of the best battleships in the navy fighting a small and weak na tion of semi-savages, whose sole desire is to be free and independent. "How are the mighty fallen." It' can not now be urged that colored men can not support Mr. Bryan, because if elected he will place the "south in the saddle." The record will show that no president will go further in this particular instance than the present national executive. While I do not question the right of the presi dent to place as many of these people to lead our army and in other important po sitions, as he may wish, I do insist that it should no longer be assigned as a rea son why colored men should support the Republican party. While I can not agree with Mr. Bryan in his "16 to 1" theory on the money ques tion, yet I regard the formerly mentioned questions of far greater importance, as upon them depends the vitality and life of the republic. The Afro-American has fared badly un der the present administration in the Cu ban appointments, in all the 600 postoffices in this island, not a colored American has been appointed the same is true in all of the other positions in the civil sen-ice in Cuba, though a large proportion of the population here is colored men. I am not Informed whether or not you are a candidate for governor of our state. If you are. it would give me great pleas ure to support you for that or any other position within the gift of the state. A letter from my son, who is a cor poral in the Philippines, states that they are yet having hard marches and doing a good" deal of campaign work. I am very faithfully your friend, (Signed) JOHN L. WALLER. Of Mr. Waller, Colonel Little said to a State Journal reporter: "Captain Waller has had a peculiar his tory. Born a slave, he managed to se cure an excellent education. - became a lawver and editor, and very prominent as a Republican orator, probably more so than any other colored man west of the Mississippi. He served under President Harrison as consul to Madagascar for four years. Then he secured from the queen of Madagascar a concesson of hun dreds of square leagues of land, all won derfully fertile, and much of it a forest of trees that produce rubber. He was ar ranging for a railroad and the develop ment of his property, which would hive made him one of the richest men on earth. The French seized Madagascar and sent htm to Marseilles In chains. Cleveland was then threatening to go to war with Enpland to protect C. P. Huntington's Interests hi Venezuela, but wouldn't raise a finger for a poor man like Waller. Wal ler was a captain in the Twenty-third Kansas and remained in Santiago. He is a thoroughly honest, intelligent and able man and I am glad to see that Waller and so many colored men are showing so much independence of thought and action. It's a pood sign for the race. "I wrote Waller on receipt of his letter and asked if he cared to have it printed and he writes me, reaffirming his nosiiion. says he is not a-fraid to have his stand known, to 'go ahead and print.' It is a manly and courageous stand and Waller will be a great acquisition to the national committee, if they can get him to come home from Cuba and go on the stump." Population of Sail Lake. Washington, Sept. 6. The population of Salt Lake City, Utah, as officially an rounced is: 190053.531; 189044,842. The figures show, for the city as a whole, an increase in Dopulation of 8.6S8, or 19.37 per cent, from 1890 to 1900. The pop ulation in 18S0 was 20.768. showing an in crease of 24,075, or 115.92 per cent, from 18S0 to 1890. Governor of Madras. Simla, Sept. 6. Lord Amphtill, ' the private secretary of Mr. Joseph Cham berlain, the secretary of state for the colonies, since 1897, succeeds Sir Arthur Havlock as governor of Madras. BRYA ON SEWALL. Pays Warm Tribute to the Worth of Sis Former Running Slate. Grafton, W. Va., Sept. 6. Mr. W. J. Bryan was visibly shocked upon being Informed of the death of Arthur Sewall, his fellow candidate on the national Democratic ticket in 1896. He received the news through a message from Mr. Sewall's son and immediately sent a message of condolence. Referring to Mr. Sewall in conversation today Mr. Bryan expressed himself as pained at the news and said that Mr. Sewall was a warm personal friend as well as a political as sociate. "I met him first at the Chicago con vention," he said, "and during the cam paign had opportunity to become well acquainted with him and have seen him at intervals since, the last time in Georgia last February. He was a man of strong character, deep convictions and upright life and he had the courage to stand for his opinions no matter how great the opposition might be. "When the silver fight divided the party, he was one of the very few national com mitteemen, If not the only one in New England, who voted with the silver ele ment of the party. "He was a banker, but believed in bimetallism. He had a considerable in come, but was willing to pay income tax and- was an earnest supporter of do mestic principles in general. His death brings loss to the party as well as sor row to those who knew him intimately." A MILLION PERSONS Will Be Affected hy the Pro posed Strike of Coal Miners. Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 6. The eyes of the commercial world are turned toward Indianapolis today. The threatened gen eral strike involving 142,000 anthracite coal miners in Pennsylvania is of International importance. If the strike is ordered by the national board of the United Mine workers, approximately one million per sons will be affected. The national board members began ar riving last night for the conference today. The board meeting was called for 10 o'clock, but was delayed until noon on ac count of the absence of Fred Dileher, who has been at work in the anthracite fields and is familiar with the situation. The anthracite fields are located in Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Northumberland, Luzerne, Columbia, Carbon and Dauphin counties, Pennsylvania. Hazelton is the central city of the region and here will be the headquarters of the officers of the United Mine workers. To the operators time has been granted until Saturday to meet the demands of the miners. The feeling among the board members and others today is expressed without reserve. All say that they hope a clash will be averted and are waiting to see what will be the answer of the oper ators. Hazelton, Pa.. Sept. 6. T. D. Nicholls, of Scranton, and John Fahrey, of Shamo kin, members of the committee which presented the demands of the United Mine workers to the operators who are expected hprn tndav to confer with Thomas Duffy, the other member of the committee for the purpose of enlisting the services of a committee of outsiders, in accordance with the resolution adopted by the con vention, have not yet arrived. They may get to town this afternoon, but the pros pect of-a settlement now seems remote. LINCOLN FALLS DOWN. Nebraska Capital Loses 14,985 People in 10 Years. Washington, Sept. 6. The census bu reau announces that the population of Lincoln, Neb., Is 40,169 as against 55,154 in 1390. This is a decrease of 14,985 or 27.17 per -enf. The population of Mobile, Ala., is 38, 469 as against 31,076 in 1890. This is an increase of 7,393 or 23.79 per cent. The population of Peoria, 111., is 56.100 as against 41,024 in 1890. This is an in crease of 15,076 or 36.75 per cent. The population of Galveston, Texas, is 37,789 against 29,084 in 1890. This is an increase of 8,705 or 29.93 per cent. MEN FOR M' ARTHUR. Three Battalions and 450 Becruits to Go. San Francisco, Sept. 6. Orders have been received directing. the shipment to the Philippines on the transport Thomas of 450 recruits and casuals now in camp at the Presidio, The headquarters, band and two bat talions of the Fifth infantry, now at the Presidio and one battalion of the Eighth infantry, now en route from the east will also sail on the Thomas on the 16th in stant. The post authorities have been directed to prepare a list of all convalescent vol unteers at the Presidio who are able to stand travel. It is thought that they will be sent to Fort Sheridan ear Chicago. The hospital here is badly overcrowded. BIG WHEAT SHIPMENT. Armour & Co. Send One Million. Bush els Away. Chicago, Sept. 6. One million bushels of wheat, the largest shipment in one day in many years, was placed with vesselmen yesterday for shipment to Lake Erie. Most of this grain ; was shipped from the elevators controlled by Armour & Co. With the wheat went 500,000 bushels of corn and oats. ! Among grain and vesselmen the ship ment of such a large quantity of gTain, was the main topic of conversation. For months the average of the d.iily charters have not been over 60,000 to 100,000 bushels, and there was consider able speculation as to the sudden out going of this great bulk of wheat, i Mr. Armour's representatives were on the ground early in the morning and en gaged every boat in sight. It was not until then that other shippers woki; up and started out to find vessel room. Most of them were disappointed, and will probably have to wait the arrival of the next fleet. One- South Chicago firm secured the Rockefeller steamer Ericson for 150,000 buskela of wheat and 50.000 bushels of corn. The bulk of the grain is in the public elevators, which are required to furnish a statement of stock on hand to the board of trade. The present stock ia estimated at 11,865,000 bushels, an in crease of 464,000 bushels over last week. The stock in the private elevators, which do not furnish - the board with statistics, is estimated at 6,000,000 bush els. ... ", Weather Indications. Chicago, Sept. 6. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight- and Friday; variable winds. "TAMA Ml" TOTARLIERS. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson Guest of Honor At the Fair in the President's Home County. A LITTLE TOLITICS Mixed With a Large Amount of Good Advice. Business Causes Immediate Re turn to Washington. Canton, O., Sept. 6. Secretary of Agri culture Wilson was the guest of honor at the Stark county fair today. He ar rived from Washington this forenoon and delivered an address before an im mense crowd of people at the fair grounds. After the address he lunched with the fair managers and prominent citizens on the grounds and at 1:35 o'clock returned east. President Mc Kinley also expected to be at the fair on this occasion, but press of public, business prevented. The secretary read from the platform a telegram of re gret from President McKinley at Wash ington. In introducing his remarks Secretary Wilson dwelt to some extent on the necessity of the successful farmer of to day learning of the soil in all its re lations, its antecedents, its composition, its adaptabilities and possibilities, as shown by experiments which have been conducted by scientific men. The pio neer did not need this. He had a rich soil that nature had been preparing for him through the centuries. He rejoiced in his dower and inquired no further. It is very different now. We violate nature's laws at our own cost. Whatever investigation had determined regarding soils, crops, flocks and .herds should bn taught to the future tiller of the soil. Many of the scientific discoveries of our day had thrown light on production. They should be taught in school and col lege. If the farmer does not keep pace with growing information regarding his work, he struggles against wind and wa ter, heat and cold, instead of using them as servants. The secretary went on to show there was a demand for scien tifically trained farmers. What a splen did life work the study of the question of the movement of moisture opened up to the young farmer! If one college would make the movement of moisture in the soil a specialty and turn a full faculty ' toward its demonstration from every standpoint the secretary said it would bless the country more than any university under our Hag. Continuing he said: '. . . "We buy the product of skill from oth er countries and we buy raw material, the prqduct of cheap labor. We sell the products of skill to other cotmtries and we -sell raw material, the product -of cheap labor within our own land. A careful study of this condition of affairs would lead us to get a correct estimate of our standing compared with other countries. While we sold $792.811,7.13 worth of domestic products from the United States in 1899. we bought 355, 614,881 worth of agricultural products during the same year. It is interesting to know what we pay this large sum of money for, and it Invites our thoughtful attention to the production of such things within our own borders in the future to as great an extent as possi ble. We paid 94,000,000 for sugar; 65. 000,000 for coffee; 41,000,000 for hides and skins: 32.000,000 for silk; 25.0u0.000 for fibers; 18,000,000 for fruits and nuts; 10,000.000 Tor tobacco; 10.oo0.000 for tea, and 8.000,000 for wool, which, however, is only half as much wool as we bought in 1898. Several of these things we can produce in the United States. Borne of them we can not on account of the climatic prohibition." The secretary said the great activity existing in all departments of industry had had a most beneficial effect on the prices of farm animals. The total in- , crease in the value of the farm animals of the United States from January 1, 1897, to January 1, 1900, was D72.70S.522. The decrease in the number of horses during the last three years had been pro nounced although he said it was becom- i ing less and less every year. "Now that prices are remunerative," ; he continued, "the decrease is fading out, and it is only a question of tlmn when an increase will begin again. We sold 64,709 horses last year to foreign countries and received 7,612.056 for them. There Is an active demand hi 1 foreign countries for horses of all kinds, especially the more valuable ones. "With regard to meat producing a:ii- ! mills the prices are high and will continue high, because the people west of. the Mis souri river who graze their stock on i!k range country, have been destroying th.i grasses so systematically - that they are not able in manv of the states now to maintain more than fifty per tent of the meat producng animals found there a fw vears ago. The meats of the country i'i the future must be produced upon the farms of the country. "I need not tell an Ohio audlpnce murh about sheep. The policies of political par ties have much to do with prosperliy along this line and nobody understands .. that better than the Ohio farmer. Wh 'ii we have open ports, that industry lan guishes. We buy many millions of dol lars worth of wools from foreign coun tries. The sheep industry Is prospering in the United States Just now. The move ment in the direction of growing mutton sheep with desirable wool is in the rlii'it direction without question. The people will be fed more economically and tii-' profits for the farmer will be better in to; production of a larger per cent of rnuM ton sheep than we have been in the habit of producing." Secretary Wilson referred to the new markets being opened up to the farmers of the United States, including the terri tory in the mining states west of th" prairie country, the Orient and the W.-st Indies, quoting freely figures to lllustru.-. the increase In exports in recent years H"Thed' United States buys J2on ro,r. worth of tropical products annually. It will be our policy in the future to educate, the brown men of our possessions to pro duce this vast amount of material. J he receipt of this amount of money will en able them to set better ta(lt-s. 1 no themselves better, live in better house. and do more for education.' .The secretary declared in closintr trine arriculture flourished best when this? fac te ries flourish best and added: Diversification of industry has gone en oui'te satisfactorily. The home market the best in the world, the per cent of f r- , torv people grows every year. Frii-ts f r farm products are excellent. We f"i fewer of the artisans beyond the sea a' arms length, but factories multiply, and will continue to do so. In many directs' ni more gcods could be made than th tinmi markets could consume. We reach beyon.l our borders for new customers to k r our artisans busy. It is the farmer privilege to so shape policies that tl" sphere in -which we will sell will widen as our requirements demand."