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- r f r Ju. i LAST EDITIOJL FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, OCTOBER 12, 1900. FRED AY EVENFNG. TWO CENTS. 'V 1 jillERS HEEL Delegate Convention Assembles at City of Scranton To Tate Action on the Offer of the Operators. OUTLOOK IS SOT GOOD For a Settlement on the Basis Proposed. President Mitchell's Address In dicates No Agreement. Scran ton. Pa., Oct.12. The convention ef striking anthracite mine workers called by President Mitchell of the Uni ted Mine Workers for the purpose of considering the 10 per cent net advance offered by the mine owners convened iu Music Hall today. The delegates began to arrive at the hall long before 10 o'clock and stood along the sidewalks of Lackawanna avenue.discussing the pro bable action of the convention. The lit tle hall, which has a capacity of TOO. was soon filled after the doors were op ened. Unlike most conventions, there was an utter lack of decorations In the hall. As each official of the United Mine Workers entered the hall, he was ap-j-lauded, but the most enthusiastic dem onstration was reserved for President Mitchell, who arrived at 10:15 o'clock. The convention got down to work very quickly. Ten minutes after the nation al president's arrival, he called the dele gates to order and addressed them as follows: mttciielts address. Gentlemen: In opening this convention 1 desire to briefly outline the purpose which prompted us to call you here, to ji int out, if J can. the course you should pursue in det. rmining the questions which fo vitally affect not only yourselves ami the vast con.stueney you reprstriit. but iilso the millions of people in the eastern ttnd New England states and in the an thracite region not directly connected with the coal industry. Before doing so, however, permit me to congratulate you upon the growth of your organization as evidenced by the large number of dele gates assembled here. This is without exception the largest labor convention which has taken p ace in the industrial history of our nation. The causes which forced you to engage in the contest which has preceded this convention, are from years of suffering, to indelibly imprinted upon your memor ies that is would be a waste of words to recite them nere. The story of your wrongs has been truthfully depicted by your officers. It has been portrayed in all its hideousness by the representatives of the press, men sent here to seek out the truth, and report the conditions as they really exist, and with exceptional unanimity the public has declared that your cause is just and the responsibility lor this unfortunate strike rests solely upon the shoulders of those who em ployed you. Your own conduct during the strike, even under the most trying circumstances, has won for you and our cause, the respect and commendation of ail justice-loving patriotic peopie. Viola tions of law have been few in number and then only under circumstances in which the miner was not wholly at fault. In fact it has been shown that more overt j.cts have been committed by those whose duty it is to enforce the law more than by the mine workers, who have been so erroneously pictured as men entirely de void of respect for law and order. For this you deserve much credit, Labor or ganizations have no greater enemies than the thoughtless strikers who violate the law or permit -themselvess to be provoked ii-.to the commission of crime. It fre quently -occurs in times of strikes that employers provoke strikers into violati -ns of the law with the hope and expectation that public sentiment will be arrayed against the strike and the milita-ry a:-m of the state can be secured to curb the men and defeat the objects for which the strike was inaugurated. Whatever may be your decision here today, should you end or continue the strike, it is my earn est hope that every man may regard it as his duty not only to obey but assist in enforcing the -law. When this strike was put into effect we declared it w raid not end unless a majority of the delegate representing the anthracite miners agreed to its termination. We repeatedly announced that we would not undertake to decide the future hap piness or misery, the weal, or woe of the live hundred thousand persons dependent upon the anthracite coal industry for a livelihood- We believe that the men who mine coal, that the men who work in the collieries, that the boys who work in the breakers, should all be consulted before the officers of your union declare the strike at an end. Learning that the op erators had posted norices at their mines offering an advance of 10 per cent in the wages formerly paid we deemed it otir ciuty to call a convention and permit the miners to pass judgment on the Question of its acceptance or rejection. Tn considering the proposition of the operators I want the delegates attending this convention to be calm and lisnas- sionate, to consider the question in ail its j phases, to measure carefully the chances of success and the poss bdittes of defeat i should the strike be continued. You must not reach conclusions hasiilv, you must not over-estimate your strength and on I the other hand you should take every j precaution to protect yourselves against the a variciousness of your employers, who. I regret to say, have shown no dis- j position te treat yuu fairly in the oast i i;nd who have never shown any retrard for the welfare of those who produce their wealth. For the first time in many years the operators have recognized your demands lor better conditions of employment, and have offered an advance of 10 per cent in your wages. I am well aware that this advance is not satisfactory to you. You have felt, and with much justiet that a. definite period of time should be named during which this advance should remnin in force. Your acceptance where wages are based on a sliding scale has been so unsatisfactory to you that you believe the sliding scale method of determining wages should be abolished, vou also be lieve that the laws of Pennsylvania should be coeyed by the coal cornpan es and wages be pai-l twice men month, vou reserving the right of spending vour earn ings wherever you choose. Whether it is believed best at this time to inside upon a compliance with all vour demands is a quest, on which you who are most in terested, are called upon to deride P r sonaily I have hoped we should be able at some time to establish the same method of adjusting wage differences as now exists in the bituminous coal reg ions, where employers and miners' dele rales meet in joint inter-state convent' m and like prudent sensible business irien mutually asirce upon a scale of waes winch remains in force for one vear thus removing the causes of strikes "and' loc k outs and even yet. I believe that in fu ture, the anthracite operators will accent tins humane and progressive method of treating with their employes. Labor organizations. like lahor-savin-machinery, are here to Slav, capital mav for a tune refuse to deal with them mav because of its great power, retard the growth of organizations frr a t'rae but like -truth crushed to earth," thev '"will rise again." and will give battle "in de lense ol the poor and oppressed Now, gentlemen, permit me to admon ish you to consider seriotts.lv the course Xou intend u, pursue. TLe " eves of the American people are eencre3 oh the city of Scranton today and a.nxitusly awaiting the result of this effort. J do not wish you to accept one cent less-' for your '--..b:r than it is possible for you - to se-ur. 1 do not wish the great organization which has been built up among you to be wrecked and ruined through any mistake of mine or yours. If you legislate wisely and judiciously. I can see a destiny brighter and happier for you and for those who will take your places when you have passed away. I can see a fu ture where the little boys will be in at tendance at school, instead of wasting their young lives awav in the breakers, helping to earn a livelihood for their par ents. I can see a future where pleasant homes and happy smiiing faces of the wives and mothers will be in vivid con trast with the conditions of today. COMMITTERS NAMED. President Mitchell's address was well received. " The next order of business was the ap pointment of the committee on creden tials. The committee consists of nine members, three from eacn of the three districts. William Davis, of Pottsville, known as the "g-olden miner," by reason of his being the oldest working miner in the anthracite region, was then introduced and read a short poem. After the credential committee had collected the credentials of the delegates the convention at 11 o'clock took recess until 1:30 p. m., to allow the committee to examine the credentials and report. NO MOVEMENT OF TROOPS TODAT. Shenandoah, Pa., Oct. 12. General Gobin says there will be no movement of troops homeward until after the Scranton convention. Hisiatest advices are that quietness prevails throughout the entife region. GROVER UNCHANGED. Stands by His Letter Written Five Tears Ago. Chicago, Oct. 12. A special to the Tri bune from Louisville, Ky., says ex President Grover Cleveland has replied to a letter written by Mr. John S. Green of this city inquiring if the former pres ident had changed his views on the financial question, as expressed in his letter to Chicago business men on April 13, 1895. Mr. Cleveland in his letter which is dated Buzzards Bay, October 7, lj?W, replied as follows: "r have received your letter inclosing a copy of my letter written more than five years ago to the business men of Chicago. I had not seen it in a long time, but it seems to me I could not state the case better at this time if I should try. "1 have not changed my opinion as then expressed in the least." THROUGH MARYLAND. Mr. Stevenson Leaves Baltimore For a Day of Speaking. Baltimore, Oct. 12. Former Vice Pres ident Adlai E. Stevenson, accompanied by National Committeeman L. V. Baughman, chairman of the Democratic state committee Vandiver, and others. left Baltimore at 8 o'clock this morning for Frederick, where Mr. Stevenson will deliver an address at the Frederick fair this afternoon. Leaving Frederick the party will drive across the mountain to Hagerstown, stopping at Middletown and Boonsboro en route, where short speeches will probably be delivered by the vice presidential candidate and oth ers of the party. There will be a meet ing at Ilagerstown this evening at which Mr. Stevenson will deliver the principal address. SOMETH!NGWILL DROP Police Have Quietly Collected Evidence Against Jointists. The city detectives have been busy for some time collecting evidence against the joints and when Chief Stahl thinks he has enough he will proceed to lead the liquor sellers a merry chase. The detec tives ran up against a stump Thursday at one place and the officers are at loss as to the proper method of getting around the difficultv. Thev would not tell where the place was. but told of the new dodge to evade the law. Two of the men had heard of a joint that was reported to be running wide open, and they went over to investigate and buy a little beer as evidence that they were doing their duty. They walked into the front room and on into the back room where they expected to see the reg ulation joint, bar and a keg of beer, wiih possibly a bottle of whisky and some glasses on a little shelf behind the pine board bar. What they really saw was a bar at the end of the room with a screen over it, leaving a space a few inches be tween the ton of the bar and the base of the screen, it was impossible to see who was behind the bar. The men stood and looked at the odd arrangement for a few minutes at loss to know what to do. Suddenly a voice be hind the screen broke the silence with: "What'U you have, beer or liquor? Speak up. gents, I can't hear well behind this thing." The. men silently drank two glasses of beer and then walked out. They do not know the man behind the screen and they have no way of finding out, so they could not swear out a warrant for him. This is a good dodge for the jointists as they can sell without being constantly brought be fore the police court. If the pol'ce raid the place ail they can arrest is the beer keg. for no one can swear who the man is that sold the beer. PARSONS ft! EH HERE. Will Now Demand the New In sane Asylum. A delegation of Parsons tiusiness men and lawyers is in Topeka today, as T. N. Sedgwick expressed it, "to rase Mrs. Lease's substitute for Kansas corn." "That's right." said some of the visi tors when Mr. Sedgwick expressed him self with reference to the asylum mat ter. The delegation includes Mayor Roek hold, C. H. Kimball, Mr. Sedgwick and a number of business men, irrespective of politics, who have come to have a conference with the members of the state board of charities on the asylum proposition. If the delegation ascertains that the board intends to obey the injunction se cured by Clay Center, then a mandamus suit will probably be instituted by Par sons in the supreme court to compel the. members of the board to proceed to con demn the land, in accordance with the dictum of the supreme court's opinion. Chairman R. Vincent. Secretary Ed win Snyder and Treasurer G. W. Kana ,vel of the board of charities are at the asylum this afternoon considering bids for a new heating plant to be placed in the Winfield asylum. When this business is disposed of the members of the board will come to the city, cr the Parsons delegation will go to the asylum, as later arrangements may be made, to talk over the situation. PDETOPAYWELL How State Treasurer's Salary is Inflated. Detailed Statement of Money in Hanks. State SUMS ARE VERY LARGE Interest Would Amonnt to More Than Salary. Believed That Mr. Grimes Will Tell All. Depositions Will Be Taken To morrow Morning. The amount of revenue, even at the low rate of 2 per cent., to be derived from the balances in local banks, daily, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually, would make a very important addition to the salary of the state treas urer, or that of any other state official. In fact, this revenue would exceed, in each of the periods mentioned, the reg ular salary of any of the officials. The state treasurer draws from the state J2,500 annual salary. Add to this sum the amounts which It is alleged have been contributed by the local banks, and the salary becomes pluto cratic. It is claimed that these perquisites have made the salary of this office much higher than that of any other state official, the annual sum ranging from $6,000 to $10,000. Mr. Grimes will have an opportunity, probably tomorrow, to tell, on the wit ness stand, how much his remuneration from the banks has been. The governor, state auditor and sec retary of state have made regular ex aminations of the treasury, and the amount of money In the Topeka banks shown by the official records of these examinations was as follows: March, 1899 $432,097.79 April, 1899 303.898.20 June, 18119 214,454.49 July, 1899.. 235.823.09 August, 1899 518.878.65 October, 1899 November, 1S99 February, 1900 April, 1900 May, 1900 June, 1900 August, 1900 289,113.51 174,594.05 702,296.89 329,340.93 248,283.06 235,802.40 . 372,182.01 The balances in the local banks dur ing the last year of Governor Leedy's administration were as follows: January, 1898 , $144,024.87 February, 1898 334,769.71 March, 1898 .'. 331,279.90 April, 1898 14,248.35 June, 1898 113.640.73 Julv, 1893 148 623.90 August, 1898 319.213.2S September, 1898 272.940.77 October, 1898 149,315.65 November, 1898 272,940.77 December, 1898 11,464.97 The politicians were revelling in two bits of gossip last night. The one re ceiving the most attention, as told by a Republican to a State Journal reporter, was this: "Mr. Low has told Mr. Grimes to tell the truth." "Mr. M. A. Low, do you mean?" "Yes, sir." "Have these men been in conference?" "Not exactly a conference," was the re ply, "but they have talked it over." "How is this known?" asked the re porter. "I am not at liberty to say that." "Are you sure?" "Yes. Mr. Low has advised Grimes not to attempt to dodge the proposition and has told him to tell the truth." "Grimes needed no advice in that mat ter, did he?" was asked. "No, I guess not; but Mr. Burton has been working among the politicians in an effort to have something done to shield Grimes." "Is it the opinion that Grimes is guilty of the charges?" "Call it what you will." replied this Republican politician, "but everybody knows that this interest business, or bank rakeoff. has been a 'habit' in the treasurer's office for many years." Mr. Grimes' friends are responsible' for the rumor that the suit against Mr. Grimes is to be dropped. County Attorney A. B. Crum, of Osage county, said last evening: "So far as I am concerned there is no intention of dropping the suit. I have no doubt Mr. Grimes would like to have it dropped." The depositions of Mr. Grimes and the officers of the Merchants" National will be taken at 10 o'clock Saturdav morning before Justice of the Peace W. S. Mc Clintock. "VICIOUS AND UNTRUTHFUL" So Says Cyrus Iceland of Attack of the Morning Paper. "The Topeka Capital is attempting to divert the attention of the public from the case brought against Mr. Grimes by making a vicious and untruthful at tack on me," said Cyrus Leland today. "This paper charges me with having held a conference in the Blossom house at Kansas City with J. Mack Love, the Democratic chairman. Senator W. H. Ryan, Populist, and Frank Jarrell, and claims that this is one of the move ments made by me to aid and push the suit against Mr. Grimes, which the Cap ital insists I instigated. "I went to Kansas City Tuesday even ing from Leavenworth. Just before the train left for Topeka I went into the Union station with F. C. Trigg, dep uty United States marshal. In passing through the waiting room we met Charlie Sessions and Frank Jarrell. These gentlemen both said 'Good even ing." This is the extent of my 'confer ence' with Mr. Jarrell. Mr. Sessions pointed out J. Mack Love, saying to me: " 'That's Mack Love; don't you know him?' " 'Yes, I have a slight acquaintance with him, and will speak to him,' is the reply I made to Sessions. "Then." continues Mr. Leland. "I went over to Love, who was a few feet from us, spoke to him and we shook hands. There was a crowd ail around us. This greeting contained the only words I had with Mr. Love. . That is the extent of the 'conference ' to which the Capital refers. "I had not seen Mr. Love for many weeks prior to the moment I spoke to him. After speaking to Love I went Into the car and came to Topeka, Mr. Sessions and Mr. Jarrell being in the car with me. The conversation which Mr. Love and myself had in the wait ing room a good-natured exchange of brief pleasantries in a crowd of people, constitutes this 'conference.' "No one expects from the Capital fair treatment for me. The past record of the paper proves this. It loses no op portunity to misrepresent me. and this story about a conference with Love is on a par with their conduct towards me at all times. I had no conference with Love, and the Capital knows it. A pre tension to being a truthful Republican paper is not sustained in this in which willful misrepresentation has been pub lished in place of the truth. "My Republicanism and work for ray party is well known. My record dates from the time I became a voter in Kan sas, nearly forty years ago." HE. WILLAED DENIES. Says He Is Away On Personal Busi ness and Has Nothing to Tell. The State Journal today received from Frank G. Willard, at Chicago, the fol lowing telegram: "Chicago, 111., Oct. 12. Have just learned of statements in the State Journal of yesterday with reference to me. Am here on strictly personal busi ness. Frank Grimes had absolutely nothing to do with my leaving home. "I never paid Frank Grimes one cent of interest or bonus on state funds, nor never agreed t- while connected with the Merchants' .tional bank. (Signed) "FRANK G. WILLARD." OFF FOR MARTIN.S HILL Train Will Leave Bock Island at 1 P. M. Tomorrow. The picnic to Martin's Hill which was postponed last Saturday on account of the threatening weather, will take place tomorrow afternoon providing the weather does not again take a hand and interfere. Arrangements have, been made on a large scale for the accommodation of the large crowd whieh will attend the picnic. Ten thousand tickets have been distributed and it will be no easy task to transport so large a crowd to and from the picnic grounds. However, ade quate arrangements have been made and it is anticipated that everything will move along smoothly. Owing to the large number of people who will attend the first train will leave the Rock Island depot shortlyafter 1 o'clock. Following this train, others will be started just as fast as they can be loaded and run back and forth. Every one should take a lunch basket well filled tomorrow. Those wanting to take croquet sets or other games may do so. There is ample room to accom modates amusements of this kind. Hammocks may also be hung in shady spots. By taking ropes and seat boards swing3 may be placed where a great deal of enjoyment may be derived from them. A pavilion tent has been placed on the grounds where Jackson's band will play during the afternoon. Refresh ments will be for sale at stands for that purpose. The plan is not a money making scheme but is a liberal offer of the com mittee to help Topeka get a park whieh is one of the great needs of the city. ENGINE EXPLODES. Locomotive Blows Up While Hunning on the Alton. St. Louis. Oct. 12. A special to the Post Dispatch from Mexico, Mo., says: Engine No. 107, while hauling the east bound passenger train on the Chicago & Alton railroad at the usual speed, ex ploded near-Curryville, about thirty miles east of this city, early this morning and was blown almost to atoms. John Ma son, colored porter, of Roadhouse, 111., had his head cut off. Engineer Patrick Markey and Fireman Crawford Wheeler, both of Siatfcr, Mo , were badly burned about the head arm leg,3 and Mrs. Wm. Glasscock, of Hannibal, Mo.. W. Eckler, of Kansas City; Dr. J. J. Kincaid. of Bow ling Green. Mo., and a colored porter named Lindsley, were more or less hurt. Fifty yards of the track were lorn up and "trains delayed for several hours. It is not known what caused the explosion. 140 NEW BANKS. Began Busirress Between June and September. Washington, Oct. 12. The comptroller of the currency has completed an ab stract of the reports of the condition of all the national banks in the United States at the close of business Septem 5, 1900. The summary shows that the aggre gate loans and discounts of the banks were $2,686,759,040 and the aggregate in dividual deposits $2,507,248,557. A com parison of these figures with the condi tion June 29, 1900, the date of the pre vious call, shows that during the period between June and September there was an increase of $63,247,438 in loans and discounts and $49,155,759 in Individual deposits. The number of banks reporting on June 29 was 3,732, and the number re porting on September 5, was 3,872, an in crease of 140. The work of compiling the returns from the mutual savings institutions of the country has recently been comple ted, which shows that during the year ended June 30, 1900, the aggregate re sources of these institutions has in creased $185,743,039; the deposits in the banks have risen in amount from Ji. 90.7O9,131 on June 30. 1899, to $2,134,471, 130 on June 30 of the current year, an in crease of $173,762,999. The number of depositors in these mu tual savings banks increased during the year from 5,073,i42 to. 5,370.109, and the average deposits from $3S5.&& to $397.47. LEAVING CHINA. American Troops Are Departing For the Philippines. Washington, Oct. 12. Colonel Hum phrey, quartermaster in China, has sent a cablegram under today's date, to the quartermaster general announcing the first departure of the United States troops from China. This dispatch is as follows: "Kaintuck sailed yesterday for "Ma nila with forage, quartermaster animals, company D. Sixth regiment. United States cavalry, pack mules belonging to the Sixth regiment United States cav alry. Transport Indiana w ill leave this port on 11th with about V0 marines. Entire command throughly provided for; health good," ATE ANDSHIVERED Masonic Banqueters Found the Auditorium Cold. Six Hundred People Sat Down to Tables. BUT NOT ALL STAYED. Speakers Found a DecidedlyChil ly Audience. Heating Plant Not Tet in Work ing Order. The Scottish Rite banquet at the Aud itorium last night was a success. A de cided success so far as the banquet was concerned. And as a banquet hall the Auditorium was. found to be excellent. The only thing at fault seemed to be the weather. The banquet tables were arranged in the square, level part of the main floor. Six tables seating at least a hundred each. The tables were tastefully dec orated with ferns and behind a bank of palms on the stage Marshall's band played during the banquet. But the building was cool when the people went in and by the time the last course had been served the temperature was decid edly low. The boilers were steamed up yesterday and heat turned on the Aud itorium but the main pipe had not been properly connected with the Auditor ium and therefore there was no steam in the building. But the people shivered a little, ate a pickled onion, drank a lit tle more hot coffee and stayed for a while. The banquet was served without a fault. The menu was excellent. The food was served from a "cook tent" in regular circus style. No stoves are al lowed in the Auditorium. So the tent was pitched in the open space just north of the building and a row of gas stoves were connected and kept busy. A line of hose carried the supply of water. The cooks in the tent had things arranged as neatly and cleanly as if in a large kitchen. It was 11 o'clock when Toastmaster E. W. Poindexter introduced the first speaker, W. A. S. Bird. Mr. Bird re sponded to the toast, "Our Country." He spoke of Masonry being the first frater nal order and that others had been started after its success. He spoke of the good the fraternal orders have done the country and said: "Our country is above and beyond all others in the sis terhood of nations of the earth. Every lady is a queen and every man a king. It can truly be said of our country that it is not necessary to be born with a sil ver spoon in one's mouth to become a person of fame. The country presents an equal chance to all." The hall was becoming colder. O. J. Wood responded to the toast 'Scottish Rite Masonry." He said: "Learn all one can in a lifetime of Scottish Rite Masonry and at the end one would have to say as Socrates, T feel as though after all I had not learned half." The Scottish Rite is an ancient and honorable institution. Ancient, as having existed for years; honorable, be cause it has never taught dishonesty, and always teaches that we should be better men and better citizens. . I affirm that because a man has become a Ma son that he is never made worse. King doms and dynasties may pass away, but ancient craft Masonry w:ill continue to exist." . The hall was cold. As Mr. Wood fin ished the banqueters commenced to leave. Toastmaster Poindexter rapped for attention, but the people hurried for the cloak rooms and their wraps. It was like a stampede. In a couple of minutes more than half the people had gone. The hall looked awfully empty. Mr. Poindexter said that perhaps it would be well to dispense with the re mainder of the programme on account of the cold, but those who remained called for the remaining speakers. Col. Jonathan D. Norton responded to "The Supreme Council." He told of the founding of the order by Frederick the Great. He said the United States is divided into two jurisdictions. That the southern jurisdiction is the largest, and that Kansas is the leading state iu the southern jurisdiction, with the largest number of consistories. The audience shivered. W. L. Burdick, of Lawrence, responded to the last toast, "The Ladies." He viewed the small audience, and said: "There are enough left to give me an inspiration. Susan B. Anthony said she could never watch sweet girl graduates upon the school platform without wish ing that she could take them in her arms and kiss them. That is the way I feel here. The weather i3 rather cool in here, and reminds me of the man who told a friend that he could look a crowd over and tell where all of them came from. He pointed to one man. and said he came from New York. The friend asked the man and he admitted that he was from New York. The man said the next was from Vermont, and it was found that he was right. He guessed men from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and other states, and finally pointed to a man and said 'He is from Missouri.' The man got up and said: 'No, I'm not. The reason I look so bad is because I'm sick.' Now the reason I feel so bad is because I'm cold." There was a chorus of chattering teeth. But despite the cold the banquet was a success, and the Auditorium will make an excellent banquetroom when the heating plant is in working order. FOUND DEAD IN BED. Man Who Had Money in a N umber of Banks. Chicago, Oct. 32. Charles Andrew Johnson, 53 years of age, who is known to have over $1,100 on deposit in the Il linois Trust & Savings bank of this city and who is thought to have large sums on deposit in three California banks, has been found dead in his bed in the Glad stone fiats, Lasalle avenue. The man came to his death by inhaling illuminat ing gas but Mrs. Ellen Davis, the land lady was of the opinion that Johnson must have left his gas turned on through an accident. She said that Johnson was of a nervous disposition and was very forgetful. A search of the room revealed a note written on a hotel letter-head, which stated that in case of his death, all his money should be fcrned over to Justus Swanson. 327 Jessie street, San Fran cisco. California Bank books were found which showed that Johnson had money on deposit in the German Savings bank of San Francisco, the San Diego bank nni the Home Savings bank of San Fiancisco. The letter and the bank books were dated lS9i. BEST ETEIt MADE. Trial Trip of the New Battleship "Wis consin. Santa Barbara, Cal., Oct. 12. The Wisconsin has just completed the most successful trial trip ever made "by a battleship, and she is pronounced the fiiiest vessel ever turned out by the Union Iron works. At the start many i ;iflgs seemed against a successful cnal. An easterly wind was kicking up a choppy sea and threatening a squally voyage. After a preliminary spin over a part of the course, the big vessel steamed full ahead, passing the eastern beacon at 10:20 a. m., at a speed exceeding 16 knots. The course was marked by the battleship Iowa, gunboat Ranger, train ing ship Adams and cruiser Philadel rhia. Between the Ranger and Gavieta wharf the Wisconsin gained her maxi mum sreed of 18.54 knots per liour. and maintained throughout the westerly course an average speed of 17.89 knots. The average speed of the entire run, M knots, was 17.25 knots per hour. The only other battleship approaching this speed is the Alabama, which averaged 17.013 knots, and attained a maximum speed of 18.03 knots. The average num ber of propellor revolutions (during the western run was 119.34 per minute, and on the return 119.15, a difference of only .19 of a revolution. So close a run has never been made before. The average steam pressure was 180 pounds, and the vessel was under forced draught. The boiler valves lifted frequently. When at her maximum speed the vibration was slight. PLACE FOB COULTEK. Hade- Member of G. A. R. Committee on Pensions. Chicago, Oct. 12. Commander in Chief Rassieur of the Grand Army of the lie public, in a general order issued today, announces his official staff and the com mittees which will have charge of var ious branches of the organization's work during the coming year. The staff ap pointments are: Inspector General Henry S.Peck.New Haven, Conn. Judge Advocate General James II. Wolff, Boston. Senior Aide de Camp and Chief of Staff PJdward N. Ketchum, Galveston, Texas. Executive Committee of the National Council of Administration Leo Ras sieur, St. Louis; Frank M. Sterett, St. Louis; William Armstrong. Indianapo lis; Thomas W. Scott, Fairfield, 111.; A. A. Taylor, Cambridge, Ohio; W. F. Con nor, Dallas. Texas; Nicholas W. Day, New York; H. O. Dodge. Boulder, Col. O. H. Coulter of Topeka, Kan., is ap pointed a member of the committee on pensions. WILL TAKE LESS TROOPS. Porto Rico Will Not Need So Many After a While. Washington, Oct. 12. The war depart ment has made public the annual report of Brigadier General W. Davis, com manding the department of Porto Rico. It states that when the organization of the civil government shall have been completed and the civil machinery is working well there will be no necessity to retain in the island so large a force as at present. He cannot conceive it possible, however, to limit the garrison to a force just sufficient to take care of the guns at San Juan, and he points out that the island of Porto Rico must have in the future, as it has had in the past, great military importance. Spain ex pended more than $4,000,000 on the forti fications of San Juan, and upon the sur render to the United States the fortifica tions were found to be of great strcngih and the armanents extensive. General Davis adds: "It is conceivable that the United States will leave the island without ad equate protection of men. ships and guns, the only land owned by the Uni ted States in the West Indies." Land for a naval station has been re served and a coaling and repair station probably will be erected at San Juan. General Davis says the armament should be increased and modernized, and the guns cared for by a sufficient force of artillery. He says the experiment of utilizing the natives as soldiers has proved a marked success, judging from the appearance of the organization as it was seen on parade.review and in camp. While there has been no test of the nerve and courage of the natives in battle,-yet General Davis expressed the be lief that they would prove satisfactory. During the year over thirty million pounds of relief supplies have been dis tributed by the quartermaster's depart ment. It has been found impracticable to use the native cattle for subsistence, and the refrigerated beef from this country has been generally acceptable. The cost of the relief supplies in aid of the hurricane sufferers was $824,828. In the local elections General Davis says there was never present at or near a voting place an armed soldier, and "the bayonet was conspicuous by its ab sence." The main election, tinder the act of congress establishing an insular legisla ture with one house elective, has not yet been held. REVOLUTIONARY LADIES. Second Annual Conference is Held at Lawrence. Lawrence, Oct. 12. The second annual conference of the Kansas Daughters of the American Revolution was held in Lawrence yesterday, and was attended by delegates from the four societies in the state, at Wichita, Topeka, Ottawa and Lawrence. The morning session was called to order by Mrs. John G. Has keil of this city, who turned the meet ing over to Mrs. Katherine Iwis of Wichita, the state regent. Reports of the four chapters were heard and were followed by a paper on "The Pawn' Republic," by Mrs. George Johnson, of Pawnee Rock. The ladies of Wichita extended an invitation to hold the next meeting in that city, the date to be se lected later. The meeting was held at the Unitar ian church, and at noon the Lawrence ladies entertained with a lunch, and the work of the afternoon session was begun by an address of welcome by Mrs. Haskel of this city, with a response and the state regent's address by Mrs. Lewis of Wichita. Miss Benson of Ot tawa, read a paper on "The Battle of Long Island and the Jersey Prison Ship." A paper by Mrs. A. H. Thompson of Topeka, on "Old Historical Places," completed the afternoon programme. Last evening the ladies of the Law rence chapter gave a reception in New Eldridge hotel parlors to ttie delegates and to the Sons of the American Revo lution and those eligible to membership in both of these societies. Weather Indications. Chicago. Oct. 12 Forecast for Kansas: Fair tonight and Saturday; w inds. varia 0PEEISJN0H10. Col. Bryan Begins Campaign In McKinley's State. Will Spend Four Days Talking to the Buckeyes. STAltTS IN AT TOLEDO. Crowd Gathers at Six O'clock in the Horning. Ho Holds a Short Conference With .Mayor Jones. Kenton, O., Oct. 12. It liad not been the Intention of the Ohio state Demo cratic committee that" W. J. Bryan should begin the speech making feature of his Ohio tour until the town of Bow ling Green t-hould be rcat hiii. Tin plan was however, Intel T.i'.M with f a slight extent by the demands of a num ber of people who giithci"d almt Mr. Bryan's car in the Tolcd. gallon Ix-foia the train pulled out. The tinin had be. u brought to Toledo from S:t(ttnatv ami had arrived at Toledo in the curly morn ing. About half-past 6 o'clock pcplc began to congregate in the vicinity i.f Mr. Bryan's car and the clamor tx'i aino so great that the national candidal. was compelled to make his appciirani . The next stop was made at ltowlinn Green, 20 miles out nod tin- thin) at Findlay, the con r of the Ohi. Gar IhU. The Bowling Green speech wan made Im fore breakfast and the Findlay in'"' immediately after the vUt?'t that im-ai. Mr. Brvan announced during the hr.-nk-fast hour that Mrs. Bryan would j.'iu him on the 27th Instant in N w Yoi k and remain with him tli-r.-nft.-r lilt ttyj close of the campaign. He said thut al ter leaving New York and making the tour of Weft Virginia, Maryland. Ik-Ih-ware and New Jeisey h- would atanv return to the empire state and probably make several sp.-cchca on the occuslou of this second visit. Mr. Bryan's audience at the station lit Toledo was comprised of laborers oil their way to work, lie told tliin that the Republican party seemed of t lie opinion that the toll dinner pail wan sullicicnt reply to all aiKum. rt as v. a as to all dMiiands. II" scouted the idea, that It e,. 1.1,1 tie KUthciellt b Pleel t h requireniPnis of the laboring in. in. ohiii'. he said, (he laborer u a not i - Mil appetite. The Republican n emod to forget, he sai1. all about anthracite coal. He also warned them against what considered the baneful inthiem h i f trusts and talked at some 1. until f th tetnl-ncy towards a chance in our form of government as nianilcHted in our treatment of the Filipinos and the I'orh Ricans. The Fpeioh wis received with f beets. At Bowling Green Mr. Bryan . Hpeoinl lv urged the importance of leetiug 1 h whole Democratic ticket, sayitm: "If I am elected president, l do not want to be in the White House lucre, y to distribute patronage. If 1 am ihci- I want to have a einnice to Mini my name to bills, and 1 can not ficn a i.nl as president until it conies to mo nod a bill can not reach the president lm'tl it passes the house and the Koiiate. on have a chance to help secure a majority in the house and it may lo that tho liouse will be so clone that one vole pi the house of representative! will de termine the majority and one vote in this district may determine the leetl .ii of a congressman and if you believe In the doctrine lor which we rtan I I want you to work from now until c'.x-tloii day to. send a coticn sfinan down to Washington, who will carry out thnw idias. If we are right iu the position that we have taken you ought to be In terested in turning over" the control .. the government to thoe who In Hove an do." A tine audience rre.de. 1 Mr. Bryan up on his arrival nt Kindlay at -: and t made a bikv h of live minutes at that place. He sai 1 in part: "Possibly it is not nei-essary to speak long on the trur.t question; lor people learnmorebyoxperieneethan thev do bv speeches and a speeeh can only point out the lessons of experience. It. us. d to be that If a mill closed down umh r the Democratic administration every Republican paper and editor pointed ! the mill and to the smokeless chimney as an evidence that 1 lemoei a t ic polu ieH were destroying the industries of th; country. But now a trust buys a plant and closes it down and no Republican says a word about it." At this point some one in the crowd suggested that tin re wi re four trusts in the town and Mr. Bryan said in reply: "The gentlerna.il says you have four iu this town. I went to West Superior, Wis., the other day nnd I found thiv had six trusts, the flour mill trust had closed down six mills. Vou will find that the trust will close more mills than nnv policy that any other party ever .stood for. When a Republican tells you Unit those wh; tight the trusts, ate lit-htim; industries, you till him that when mi industry is independent it can not e los down without loss. ! laboring inert scatter, its Hade is Vt, and not only the industry its. If but tit" community- -all th are int. rested in keeping It ie irig. But w hen you pur all t ti" iiidusti l of one line und r one management th managf rncnt can close a factory ti'T- there and carry tn th" work somewhere else. Th" trust t an close down in w r to keep the prio' up, ant tnrow upon I h laboring man and upon the community the burden of maintaining extortionate prices." The Bryan train will be in i liartre of an Ohio committer-, who f8m aboard at Toledo, for th" next four days. Geo. S. Ixing, chairman of the I moor a ! stat legislative commit t"" is in chi-t command, with X. I. ohian, candi date for congress from the To.-do d' triet; ex-S.-na.tor W. G. Iot. and -Represents! ives L. . Cole and ii. 1 '. Garhtcr and "Coin" Harvey as prineij. ,i assistants. While ttie car was RtaTclinir in th- To ledo station. Mayor J..n s i t T..le.o, called upon Mr. Bryan and they r .-n- to conference for a f w minutes it h.i ! been hoped that Mr. .lore s would b - ai-h-to accompany Mr. Bryan on hi." ite tour, but his oilier ampnign eiu;a - ments prevented his doing so. Good Weather For Picnic. The weather bureau pi"ornis.-H .d weather Saturday for the Martin's Hi 1 excursion and the f . U. u; fcarne. 'I'h weather map l.K.ks il.au and there ai no indications of bad wiather. The fore cast is "fair tonight and Saturdav." Th maximum tempera ! ur- y..t.-rdv wan f, and the temperature this morning a1. II o'clock was Today's minimum was 42. Th wind has been runitti f--r sever-rl days nnd t ! ly blew at the rat ut four miles mi iioux.