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( I PART L t x Pases 1 to 8. X ! ! ! -I I ! 1 1 1-I - i PART L P?es 1 to 8. 1 LAST Eomox SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, OCTOBER 13. 1900. SATURDAY EVENING. THREE CENTS. rf WAR JUSTIFIED. South African Trouble Was the Issue In England And the "War Party's Triumph "Was Complete IN RECENT ELECTIONS. Church Fight Causes Defeat of Ilonier Plunkett. Dowie is Working Surrounded by Detectives. London, Oct. 13. The new house of commons is practically elected and the Conservatives returned to power with a majority that portends that they will remain in office another six years. Jus tification of the South African war, for that was the only serious issue in the campaign, has been accomplished in less than two weeks and the election ma chinery so suddenly put In action is al ready relapsing into the quiescence of ordinary times. Of the contests that mark this week's polling- two attracted particular attention; that which result ed in the defeat of Right Hon. Horace Curzon Plunkett who ran for the south division on the Conservative ticket, and that in which Dr. Brown Clark, the radical candidate for Caithness, was beaten. Conservative journals deplore the op position within their own party which resulted in Mr. Plunkett's downfall re garding it as a serious omen for the fu ture stability of the Unionists in Ireland and significant of a serious lack of tol eration on their part which bids fair to perpetuate religious and political strife to the detriment of Ireland's business prospects. While the opposition to Air. Plunkett was nominally based on his giving avowed home rulers government positions a representative of the As sociated Press learns that a most bitter undercurrent-of personal feeling has had as much if not more to do with it than the causes which appeared in the papers. Jt is once more a ease of "look for the woman in the case." Mr. Plunkett has long maintained a great personal friend ship for one of the most charming Dub lin women. What caused umbrage at this friendship was the fact that she was an ardent Catholic and home ruler and through her influence, so Mr. Plunkett's Unionist opponents believed, he came under the direct influence of Cathoiic priests. t?o all the forces of protestant ism were put to work with the result that a Nationalist won the seat so long held by Mr. Plunkett and defeated one of the most important government offi cials in Ireland. Mr. Plunkett was vice president of agriculture and other tech nical industries, a commissioner of the congested districts board of Ireland and a commissioner of the colonization board of Scotland and Ireland. He found and was chairman of the recess committee and of the Irish agriculture organization society. , OPPOSITION TO BALFOUR. The same strong feeling manifested against - Mr. Plunkett exists under the surface against Mr. Gerald Balfour. If he is reappointed chief secretary for Ireland it will be against the wishes of some of the richest and most powerful Unionists in Ireland. Pr. Gavin Brown Clark's sweeping reverse at Caithness ensures his retirement from public life to the great relief of the leading Liberals who have publicly disavowed responsi bility for his actions. With those old scores settled, public opinion is finding a chance to air itself about China and the fag end of the war in South Africa and is looking forward to the day when the troops return home. What glad and enthusiastic scenes will mark the return of the sol diers can be gathered from the extensive preparations already afoot and the more serious minded, who can scarcely be ex pected to join in the shouting throngs, are nevertheless equally elated over the prospect of the eradication of the abuses and shortcomings of the army when the popular idol. Lord Roberts, is once in stalled in the war office. That those ex pectations will not be fulfilled exactly the way the public which regards the war office in the light of an augean sta ble, desires can be anticipated from the statement that Lord Roberts has al ready written to several high officials expressing gratification at again being associated with them. One of these is said to be General Sir Evelyn Wood, the adjutant general to the forces. But though the clean sweep so much de manded Is not likely to occur it is an undoubted fact that Lord Roberts will liave far greater powers than Lord Wolseley and will use them without re spect to persons. THE YACHT RACE. The prospect of another international yacht race creates no end of anticipa tion and interest. It is welcomed as a grateful relief to the tragic happenings which have marked the just completed year of Boer warfare. The spirit of op position which Sir Thomas Lipton en countered among some of his own peo ple last year and the accusations of self advertisement do not appear likely to be repeated this time, for the bonafide spir it of his sportsmanship is becoming generally recognized, though the bulk of Englishmen are beginning to believe the cup is in America for good. Mr. Cornelius Vanderbilt's refusal to accept Sir Thomas Liptcn's cup for 70 footers won by his yacht Rainbow and the circumstances connected with the case cause the yachting papers to com ment on it regretfully, though the Yachtsman adds spitefully: "If Parker had been an American citi zen we might not have heard so much of the matter." This view, however, is not shared by Sir Thomas Lipton, who said to a rep resentative of the Associated Press: "I am extremely sorry the thing has oc curred at all; but, as it did, I am glad It was an Englishman and not an Amer ican who was at fault; for had it been an American it would have given som people here a chance to say it proved Lord Dunraven was right when he ac cused thorough sportsmen. I have al ways rather wondered at the American action in importing English skippers, for they have got as good, as if not better than we have. The cup i3 on its w ay to New York and I sincerely trust some arrangement may be arrived at whereby it can be accepted with honor and pleasure, though, of course. I can not help admiring the sportsmanlike ac tion of Messrs. Vanderbilt and Duryea DOWIE'S WORK. Surrounded by detectives, John Alex ander Dowle, the Zionist of Chicago.con tinues his denunciation of Rome, pork, tobacco and secret societies and has succeeded in securing 20 converts. The meetings are the scene of constant dis turbances, which occasions ilr. Dowie lopcfta State 3ournal. INDEX OF TODAY'S PAPER. SATURDAY, OCT. 13th, 190(5? Weather predictions for the next 24 hours: For Kansas Generally fair tonight and Sunday; variable winds. IMPORTANT NEWS AND FEATURES. FiSK. 1 Today's London Cable Letter. Miners Confer Over Operators' Offer. Treasurer Grimes Comes Out in Denial. Stevenson Welcomed In Maryland. Kansas District Political Mix UP. 2 Sporting News. Gov. Boosevelt's Categorical Replies. 3 Railroad News. Kansas News. Bryan Tells Hearers He Is Ho Farmer. 4 Church Announcements. Meiklejohn Writes Again to Bryan. Late Telegraph and Local News. 5 Social and Personal. Snap Shots at Home News. 6 Dun's Review of the Week. North Topeka News. Wants and Miscellaneous Ads. Markets. 7 Wants and Miscellaneous Ads. 8 Mr. Irish Speaks at Auditorium. United States Getting England's Gold. Expedition to Leave For North Pole. 9 Topeka Pociety. News Summary of the Week. Prohibition Ticket in Douglas County. 10 A New Gold Brick Scheme. Stories of the Town. 11 Theatrical News. Attractions at Topeka Next Week. Current Dramatic Gossip. 12 Editorial. Novel by a Former Kansas. Book Notes. 13 Woman's Page. Correct Dressing For the Street. Aunt Trudy's Letter. HintB For the Table Menus. 14 Octette of Well Known Faces. To Hunt For the Missing Link. The "Calico King" Buys Cotton. Alaska Has Wealth Besides Gold. 15 Heard in Hotel Corridors. Bulbs for Spring Blooming. The Battle of Arickaree. 16 Story "School Hum of Bed Elm." Humor of the Day. improves by abusing the English press, averring that Masonry is the power which causes it to oppose him. In re sponse to the request of a representative of the Associated Press for information, Mr. rowie sent word that he had noth ing more to say to the press, which he added, was leagued against him. Among the Americans still in London are Senator Wetmore, who is here with his family. Mr. Henry Mayer, the first American caricaturist to make a mark on this side sails for home on the American line steamer St. Louis today. His latest pro duction, a picture story in color, has re ceived the most complimentary notices from the press. Mr. Mayer believes there is a great opening here for American il lustrators and caricaturists. In spite of the gloomy forebodings the theatrical season has profited rather than otherwise during the election week. Comedy prevails to the utter exclusion of classic productions except "Julius Caesar." at Her Majesty's. The popular ity of the light order of things may per haps be ascribed to the general want of an antithesis after months of mourning over the casualty lists. GLAD TO SEEAOLAI. Hagerstown People Give Mr. Stevenson an Oration. Hagerstown. Md., Oct. 13. The Demo cratic candidate for the vice presidency and those who are with him on a tour through the state reached Hagerstown shortly before 9 o'clock last evening after a ride of 26 miles over the mountains. On the way several stops were made, the first being at Middletown. a Republican stronghold. Here the inhabitants turned out in considerable numbers, about half of them rushing forward to take Mr. Stevenson's hand, while the others stood on the other side of the street and shout ed for McKinley. At Boonesborough, the next stop, three or four hundred people had gathered to hear Mr. Stevenson, who addressed them briefly on trusts and imperialism. This was the only speech he made before reaching Hagerstown. When he entered this cltv he met with a reception which was little short of an ovation. The streets were lined with peo ple, many houses were brilliantlv illum inated, and tire works blazed arid sput tered in every direction. Long before his arrival the principal hall of the citv was jammed and the street in front of it was crowded. Before entering the hall Mr. Stevenson took up a position on the steps of a bank opposite the hall and spoke to an overflow meeting. He again devoted himself to a discussion of trusts and im perialism, his points being well received and liberally applauded. From the bank steps he went to the academy of music, where a crowd which filled every available bit of space in the house awaited him an; applauded vigor ously when he appeared. Once or twice he was Interrupted bv heedless members of the audience talking in the rear of the hall, and each time he refused to proceed until the conversation ceased. "I want you all to hear what I have to say, he declared. "It is imoprtant that y.?u should hear and I mean that you shall do so." Memphis to El Paso Deal Denied. Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 13. General Manager Henry Wood, of the Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf railway, requests a contradiction of the report from Okla homa City that a contract has been made between the El Paso & Northern railway and the Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf railway for the building of 400 miies of standard gauge track within the next twelve months. Geo. J. Bishop Goes Cast George J. Bishop, superintendent of bridges and buildings on the Rock Is land lines west of the Missouri river, left yesterday for Wilkesbarre. Pa. Mr. Bishop expects to be gone three or four weeks, and will combine business with pleasure, and will spend a portion of the time in enjoying a needed rest before returning. GpESJpiES. Stifle Treasurer at Last Placed on Record. Says He Never Received a Bonus From Banks. $500 NOTE IN QUESTION Was Asked If It Was Used to Cover a Transaction. Witness Says That He Paid It Out of Earnings. THE WILLAKD EPISODE Mr. Grimes Admits He Secnred Pass For Willard. Called at His OMce and Got It. Says He Does Not Know Where Mr. Willard Is. The taking of depositions In the Grimes case began at 9:15 this morning before Justice of the Peace W. S. Mc Clintock. Mr. Grimes was the first witness, and toe denied having received any money or bonuses or as interest on state funds. Promptly at 9 o'clock Attorneys Ferry and Doran and J. G. Waters arrived at Justice McClintock's office. The justice was out, but soon returned and re sponded to telephone calls from anxious witnesses who desired "that they be not called until absolutely necessary." This assurance given over the tele phone was followed by a wait of five minutes. At 9:05 D. R. Hite, the first representative of Mr. Grimes, arrived. "Take off your overcoat, Mr. Hite," said J. G. Waters. "Are we to be here long?" said Mr. Hite. "The rest of this week," remarked Mr. Doran. "How many witnesses are we to ex amine?" inquired Hite. "Don't know," said Mr. Doran. "One hundred, anyhow," said Mr. Waters. "There seems to be a wide discrepancy between the colleagues of the opposi tion," said Hite, "If you have fixed your fees on the basis of a few hours, you had better get an amendment," said Waters. Then W. A. L. Thompson, president of the Merchants' National bank, ar rived, and asked to be summoned by telephone when needed. At 9:10 o'clock Justice McClintock said: "Are you folks ready?" "Yes," said Tom Doran, unfolding the notice and subpoenas for depositions. "We will call Mr. Grimes," said Doran. "He'll be here directly," said Hite. "Let me see the notice," said Hite, reaching for the document passed to him bv Doran. J. B. Larimer came in ai that moment, and it was announced that Mr. Garver would not be able to 'e present until after dinner, owing to a jury trial in which he is engaged the district court. "Mr. Larimer will assist, said Mr. Hite. "W7here Is Mr. Crum?" inquired Mr. Hite. ,,,.. "Be here on the first train, 2 o'clock, replied Mr. Doran. "We'll proceed without him." said Mr. Waters. Mr. Hite retired and Mr. Larimer looked over the legal documents. At 9:15 Mr. Grimes and his office Stenographer, Miss Lucy Shull, arrived. Mr. Hite asked if there would be a hearing on the injunction Monday. "No, the motion has been withdrawn until Tr p-pt these depositions." "We want to waive the question of time," said Hite. "You can't get the Injunction when the application is withdrawn," said Waters. MR. GRIMES ON THE STAND. When called to the stand Mr. Grimes asked to make a statement and said: "I will appear in court in Osage coun ty if this case comes to trial there. My attorneys have advised me and 1 know that I could refuse to testify here today. I believe this is a political proposition for persecution. I am here on my own accord and am willing that the people of Kansas shall know all about this mat ter." Mr. Doran asked if Grimes' attorneys had advised him that he had a right to refuse to obey the subpoena and ap pear to testify. "They did not," said Grimes. "Then your statement that the attor neys had so advised you, is Incorrect?" "No person advised me not to obey a subpoena." A clash was imminent at this point. Mr. Hite advised Grimes not to answer this question. "And the plaintiff " said Waters. "Wait a minute," said Doran. "We'll withdraw that suggestion," said Hite. "It's up to you Frank; what do you say?" said Doran. "No attorney advised m to disobey a subpoena; I was advised that I might not be compelled to testify here because it is known that I will appear in court." "Were you advised," said Doran, "not to testify, fearing it might incriminate you?" "No, because it is believed that this is a bunco game." "Since your administration as state treasurer, have you at any time, direct ly or indirectly or through others, re ceived from the Merchants National bank any money, bonus, or thing of value, for leaving, depositing state mon ey with said bank?" "No," said Grimes. "How much money did you put in the Merchants National bank, from Febru ary, 1S:9. to March, 1900?" "I don't remember." "Was it about $400,000?" "I can't tell witflout my books." Mr. Grimes suggested that the figures Doran had were correct if they were ta ken from the auditor's office. "Do you owe the bank?" "No" "Did you borrow any money?" "Yes. about a year ago I borrowed $300 from the bank." "What security?" "My signature and that of Roy Richey in my omce. "Did you pay the note?" "Yes." 'WThere did you get the money?" "I earned it." "Was this a transaction to cover up (.u e pay 1 1 it ' i L ui liiis turn us . "What do you mean?" "The bonus you received." "I never received a bonus or Interest." "Did you not. recive the cancellation of your note as a consideration for the use or state funds?" "No, sir. I never received a cent of bonus or interest." MR GRIMES' REFUSAL. Mr. Doran then asked if Mr. Grimes had given any notes, or was security on notes at the banks. Mr. Grimes declined to answer these questions, saying that he had signed sev eral notes for his friends, and he would not betray their business affairs. Mr. Doran asked Mr. Grimes if the money obtained on these notes was not as a bonus or a part payment of the in terest, and asked if Grimes had gotten any of the money. "No," said Mr. Grimes, "and you Know i man t, i-oran. Mr. Doran resumed the examination as to the amount of money in local banks, but Mr. Grimes was unable to answer definitely. He said: "If those figures are from the audit or's office records, I think the amounts are correct." It was estimated that there was in the local banks, August 8, 1899, over $300,000. "Do you go after the money collected by the banks, personally?" asked Doran. "I give checks and the banks honor them." "You don't take out the money but leave it subject to your check? "Yes, as needed for state purposes." "Then you have never gone to a bank and carried the cash to the state treas ury?" "I place these drafts for collection; when this is done I receipt to the person sending it in. The bankers bring money to me. and I give them checks. "You allow the banks to manage the money after collection, and bring it to you, or keep it? "I manage that to suit the state busl ness. It's more convenient for me." "No doubt of that," said Doran. HOW MONEY IS PAID. "When you stamped warrants unpaid for want of funds, was there not large amounts of state money in the local banks?" "Yes," said Grimes. "WThv did vou do this?" "Because the law provides that I can not take money from one fund io pay claims against another. The money in the banks was not to the credit of the general revenue fund, against which the warrants marked unpaid were drawn." "Do you require the banks to keep the balances credited to the various tunas : "I don't know how they keep their books," was Grimes' reply. "Our books are the records and check on the various funds." "Does one draft frequently cover sev eral funds?" "Yes, sir." "How do you know that there was no money in the banks belonging to the general revenue funds?" "Our books show J he balances in the various funds," said Mr. Grimes. "When these warrants were unpaid, was there not money in the local banks to the credit of the general fund "I think not." "We want the books," said Doran. "All right," replied the treasurer. "The records of the treasurer's office can not be brought here," said Mr. Hite. "We must go to the office." "We'll arrange for that," said Mr. Doran. "I'll tell you all I know," said Grimes. "That's what we want." said Doran. "Do the banks notify you when a draft is collected?" "No: I don't know as they do. I can't tell. It's an every day occurrence." "Answer my question. "No, they don't." "Have you notes in any of the banks now?" "No, sir." "Have you had any in which you had a personal interest and appeared thereon as surety?" "No." "Have you received in any manner through tl.ese notes or any other con sideration for the use of the state mon ey?" "No." FRANK WILLARD INCIDENT. The Frank Willard incident was here presented. "Did you telephone to Frank Wil lard?" "Perhaps I did." "Did you ask him to pay you 1 or 2 per cent on money left in the Merchants National bank?" "No, sir." "Did he say to you that he couldn't do it?" "No, sir." "Did you have any such arrangement with WMllard?" "No, sir." "Did you ask A. A. Hurd for a pass?" "Yes, sir." "For whom?" "I didn't say." "Did they ask you for the name?" "No." "Did you tell the name?" "No. I sent a note." "Did you get the pass?" "Yes." "Whose name was on it?" GOT PASS FOR WILLARD. "Mr. Willard's " "Were you out to Willard's house?" "No, sir." "Who did you send?" "Nobody." "How did he get the pass?" "On the street." "How did you happen to get the pass?" "He asked me for it." "Did you call Willard up before he asked for the pass?" "Yes." "What for?" "To talk to him." "Was Willard to go away on the fast mail?" "I don't know." "Wasn't he excited when he missed the train?" , "I don't know." "Did you deliver it to Willard person ally?" "He Willard called at my office for it." DOESN'T KNOW WHEN WILLARD WrILL RETURN. "Did you get Willard transportation to Chicago?" "No, but I could." "When did Willard go away?" "I don't know." "Do you mean to say here before God and man that you don't know when Willard went away?" "Yes." "Do you know when Willard will be tiack?" "No." "Don't you know he won't be back un til after the 1st?" "No. I had nothing to do with Wil- Continued on Sixth Page. FIGHTjnrOUT. Three Cornered Legislative Contest In Haskell and Gray. Democrats Nominate a Republi can; Populists a Democrat. EUGENE DEBS HERE. Candidate For President Visits Capital City. Postmaster General Smith to Make Speeches. In the representative district compos ed of Haskell and Gray couuties there is a three-cornered political fight which has mixed the various factions into a strange conglomeration. Democrats are supporting a Republican and the Popu lists are supporting a Democrat, while a straightout Republican is running on the other ticket. TheRepublicans nominated SteveCave John Harper w7ho was in the last ses sion being defeated for renomination be cause he wanted to be re-elected as a supporter of Lucien Baker for re-election as senator. Owing to the local situation the Re publicans deemed it wise to select an unpledged candidate for the legislature and Mr. Cave was agreed upon. For some time prior to the convention O. D. Lammert had been a candidate for the Republican nomination. It was expected that his name should go before the convention but a few days before the convention he withdrew from the race. The nomination of Cave was then accomplished with ease. The surprise with reference to Lem mert's withdrawal was greatly increas ed when It was announced that he ex pected to be an independent candidate for representative. This was under con sideration when the Democrats assem bled in their legislative convention and they nominated Lemmert for represen tative. Lemmert has always been a Re publican and he did not renounce hi3 faith, even when he wanted to make the race as an independent candidate. Mr. Lemmert's endorsement by the Democrats was not imitated by the Pop ulists, who, declining to fuse, named D. W. Barton, a Democrat for representa tive, placing the third candidate in the field. John Harper was elected representa tive two years ago by a majority of 22. The fact that Lemmert is a Republican is regarded as certain to take some Re publican votes away from the ticket and the split In the fusion element is calcu lated to disturb the regular vote of that element, so the legislative situation is very much complicated with the result very much in doubt. DEBS TONIGHT. Social Democracy's Nominee For President Visits Topeka. candidate for this office to come to To peka this year, Mr. Bryan, having pre ceded him. Mr TlehiQ will nnpaV at A tiitrtl,, tonight. He will arrive from Wichita on ine oanta j e train at 4:4a, and will be met at the Station hv recent-ion committee. "Mr anil Ttfo n r ril .oi ..... ...i,. v . icuiciib win en tertain Mr. Debs during his stay in To- petta. FOB FIVE SPEECHES. Charles Emory Smith Coming to Jtansas J. his month. The Republican state committee has assigned Charles Emory Smith, post master general, to the following Kansas dates: Wellington. October 15: Winfield. Oc tober 16; Arkansas City, evening, Octo ber 16; Coffeyville, October 17; Ottawa, October IS. POLITICAL BRIEFS. What the Various Parties Are Doing to save the .Day. J. M. Dunsmore made a Republican speech at Hartford last night. Governor Stanley spent yesterday In Nemaha county. The governor's voice is growing worse. He has been auite hoarse for two weeks. J. R. Burton is doing one night stands in small towns. He was at Olivet last night; at Reading the night before. David Henderson, speaker of the low er house of congress, speak at Emporia tonignt. Attorney General Godard has deliver ed an opinion which permits W. D. Vin cent, who as everybody knows, is the regular nominee for congress in the Fifth district, to make the race against Calderhead. George Clark would not cer tify that Vincent is the "Populist" nom inee and Mr. Godard has found some thing in the books which permits Vin cent to file an amended certificate show ing that he is the nominee of the "Peo ple's party," as Mr. Clark want it desig- natea. G,en. O. O. Howard spoke at Oberlin last night. When the postmaster general and the fourth assistant postmaster general get through making political speeches per haps three days will not be necessary to secure the delivery of a letter through the Topeka postoffice after it is stamp ed received. Of course, when the princi pal officials are saving the country the business will not go on as usual John A. Davis is making Fusion speeches in the northern part of the state.- W. D. Oldham, who nominated Emu in the Kansas City convention will come to Kansas to spend next week makine- speeches. Mrs. J. Ellen Foster reports to the Re publican state committee that she is un able to accept the invitation to make political speeches in Kansas this fall. R. B. W eleh is out in the Seventh dis trict helping I. P. Campbell elect Chea ter Long congressman. J. L. Brlstow is home from Washintr- ton and will make speeches for the Re publican state committee. W ebb McNall and Charles F.Scott had a joint discussion at Washington last night. "Will Get On the Ballot St. Louis, Oct.' 13. A Post-Dispatch special from Mexieo, Mo., says: Charles E. Stokes of this city, the Prohibition candidate for governor of Missouri, has secured the required number of names to tne state prohibition party petition to Insure the ticket a place on the legal ballot at the coming election. The peti tion is signed by 1.000 voters who have pledged themselves to support the ticket. W0N,T TAKE THE MONEY. Chicago Gas Trust Declines to Take Pay at 40 Cents. Chicago, Oct. 13. The Tribune nays: It is rumored during the past 24 hours that steps toward a settlement of the gas rate war on the North side had been taken by the People's Gaslight and Coke company and the Ogden company. This rumor gained credence in many quarters, but was denied on good authority. Efforts made by over 200 patrons of the People's company to compel that com pany under temporary injunctions granted by the circuit court to accept 40 cents in payment for every 1,000 feet of gas used, have been met by the re fusal of the company to receive the money. The payments were offered on September bills on which the company had charged the $1 rate. The company charge in each case had been reduced 60 per cent, and the bills were presented in a batch by counsel for the complain ing consumers. The company refused to accept the money offered with the statement that the injunctions would be fought in the courts and that until the result of such action the bills against the complaining consumers would be held against them as debts. C. K. G. Billings, president of the Peo ple's company, made on announcement defending the $1 rate. ENTERS KENTUCKY. Gov. Roosevelt Begins Canvass of Dine Grass Country. Henderson, Ky., Oct. 13. Governor Roosevelt began his campaign in Ken tucky at 8 o'clock, making an address at this place. There was a large crowd at the depot to greet the governor, who was escorted from the train, by promi nent Kentucky politicians. Governor Roosevelt said in part: "In this campaign I feel that I have a right to appeal to you on more than one issue. I believe emphatically in sound currency, expansion, and in the honoring of the flag, and , most of all. in orderly liberty under the law. which lies at the foundation of our institutions, 1 be lieve emphatically in a square deal for every man, and that he be allowed to have his vote counted as it was cast. I believe it in New York and I believe it in Kentucky. (A voice: "So do we,") "And I believe this less a party con test than a crusade for freedom. I have stood on the platform with north ern men and southern men; with men who have worn the blue and men who have worn the gray, and all agree that liberty stands as the basis of American citizenship. If the people are wise they will pursue the course which has brought material prosperity; but greater than material prosperity is freedom." GRADUATE OF HELP IT. Marie Hicks Again Makes Trouble For the Police. Marie Hicks was arrested last night for disorderly conduct and will have a hearing this afternoon. Marie is 17 years old and good looking, but she is in cor rigible. She has served a term in tne industrial school for girls at Beloit and was discharged from there several months ago. She refuses to live with her parents who reside on Locust street and insists on associating with disrep utable characters. When arrested last night she told the police that she would kill herself before she would return to Beloit. Threatening to kill herself has been Marie's long suit. She has been under Mrs. Thorpe's care several times because she has loaded her system with laudanum and last night she took a teaspoonful diluted. Mrs. Thorpe thinks that she takes the laud anum as a bluff and that she has never taken a sufficient quantity to do any damage. Her parents are anxious to have her stay at home and it was at tneir solicitation that the police arrested the girl. She prefers to choose her own associates and does not seem to care how depraved they are. KANSAS MILLERS COMING. Will Meet Monday to Uphold Kansas Wheat The Kansas Millers' association will meet at the Copeland hotel Monday af ternoon, October 15, at 2 o'clock. Action will be taken denouncing the Minneapolis mills which have slandered Kansas wheat and to acquaint the world with the superiority of the Kansas pro duct. "Kansas produced upwards or eigniy millions of bushels of wheat this year and it is the duty of every Kansas miller to stand up for Kansas wheat." paid President J. H. McNair of the Kansas Millers' association. STEER OWNED THE STREET Ban Up Kansas Avenue and People r Gave Him Bight of Way. Right up the middle of Kansas ave nue with his head up and with a wild look in his eyes trotted a big red steer this morning. He had the center of the street to himself. The policemen who saw him cominfc were suddenly busy and failed to see him. Street cars stopped to give him all the street he wanted. People who saw him coming fled. Those who did not see him in time to escape being close to hiir. were given a fright when he lowered his head and warned them to keep out of his way. Nobody tried to stop him. He turned east on Eighth avenue. No one knew where he came from or" where he went. MEXICO'S GHAND OLD MAN. From Chicago Tribune. Not since the times of Bolivar and Juarez have the Latin races produced sr rare a combination of statesmanship and executive ability as is found in the present chief executive of the Mexican Republic. Porfirio Diaz, by his ability has succeeded in placing Mexico far in advance of the other republics which share our hemisphere with Uncle Sam's dominions; he has served his country with signal gallantry and success for many terms, and on December 1 next will enter upon another term of four years. The Mexicans can boast of national music of a very high order, the rhythms are very characteristic, original and in teresting, and their bands occupy the front rank in that species of enterta'n ment. It is therefore interesting to note that a genuine Chicago product is a re cent acquisition to the home of the Ex ecutive of our sister republic. By spec ial order of President Diaz his music room is graced and completed by the in stallation of a Kimball grand piano, as is also the Blue Room of the White House at Washington. Weather Indications. Chicago, Oct. 13 Forecast for Kansas: Gerferally fair tonight and Sunday; var iable winds. i TV0 PLANS SUGGESTED. Convention of Striking: 31iners Again Takes Up The Offer of an Advance 3Iado by tbe Operators. MANY CONFEll IL CES Fail to Bring: About Any Defi nite Conclusion. Indications Point to Necessity For Another Convention. Scranton, Pa., Oct. 13. The J int con vention of the anthracite miners which began yesterday analn wont ln( i . . u tive sesolon shortly after 9 o'clock tl.:s morning. It Is believed the conv nli"U will get through its wink tonight. Tl'cia were numerous conferences between ;fi cials of the United Mine Woik is iin.l also among the delegate?, but when the convention went into ji'sni.m today io definite plan had been decided upon a far as could be learned, as to what ac tion should be taken in regard to tlm operators' wage advance. The two pl.-.na suggested, one that the holj tn.ii.tei' l left to a committee and the other that the national olliccrs be instructed to nnd a solution of the c omplicated prol.h m, still find favor among some of t;ie ut le gates. SEPTEMBER WAGES FA1 T. Hazleton, Pa., Oct. 13. Quiet prevails throughout the Hazleton coal region to day. The Lehigh Valley ('out -miHiiy and Cox Urt. At Co., paid their men to day for work done in September. Tim employes of the other com pu men will receive their wages next week. The ma jority of the companies will by that time have paid out all wages due the striking miners In the Hazleton district. The convention immediately after be ing called to order plunged Into the dis cussion of the ID per cent, net incrt-ane, and the wage scale in ail its various phases was thoroughly gone into by the delegates. Finally a motion was adopt ed that a committee on resolutions be appointed for the purpose; of pre(entir to the convention something tunnibl" on the wage scale and also on the o!h r grievances. The delegates were invii' to give the committee suggest inns. Th resolutions committer was made tip thirteen members, as follows: 1'ieM , ?. Mitchell, the three diHtrlct prewiii, nts. Nicholls, Duffy and Fahey, ami threir delegates from each of the three dis tricts. The convention shortly before noon took a recess until 1:30 p. m.. io order i. allow the resolution committee time to prepare a set of resolutions. W. D. Ryan, Fecretary-treaHiirer of the United Mine Workers of Illinois, ad dressed the convention dining the morn ing session, and informed the delegate that the bituminous niinet-H were will ing to render them linanciai aid if neces sary. From what can be learneil Trom the delegates it is believed that mont of them favor the acceptance of the oper ators' offer of a net 10 per cent, advance, providing they will make some con cessions in the other grievances. BLACK FLAG CHIEF. Leaves Canton at Head of an Army to Join the Empress. Paris, Oct. 13. A trustworthy cable dispatch from Shanghai says that Gen. Liu, the chief of the Black FIuks. has left Canton at the head of a consider able force and that he will traverse tiia province of Hu-Nan, try to rrws th5 Yangtse at Oua and then traversing tins province of Ho-Nnn, Join the cmpreiK at Sian Fu, capital of the province of Sheu Si, for the purpose of acting aa her body guard. The dispatch adds that it is believed! the dowager empress will arrive at Sian Fu, about October 20. BIG REGISTRATION. First Day in New York Shows Up Larger Than in 1S9G. ' New Tork, Oct. IS. Registry clerk a are still at work over yesterday's regis tration returns this morning and six election district are still missing in Man hattan and the Urnnx. It Is xaid that the reason the returns have been so slow s that a great majority of thoe whu registered did so after 8 p. m. The first day's registration for all boroughs, fa: exceeds that of last year and of the last presidential year, 1S:. With nix flec tion districts mipslng tho total In Man hattan and Bronx is ::4.0s. compared with in IS'.iS and M.:n7 lat year. The total for Brooklyn Is 2.fiS2 cninpan l with 80.1S5 in 1SM and fil.oln last year. Richmond had a total of 4.77ti con-itmred with 3,0Si! in 18r8. Queens had M,2?7 (his year compared with o.sux hi JV.Ji. PINGREE HAS HIS WAY. Legislature Does the Work For Which lie Called It Together. Lansing, Mich.. Oct. 13. The yped.il session of the Michigan h pisluture.w hlch convened Wednesday has adjourne.;, having passed both measures submit u l by Governor Pingree. The Joint resolu tion permitting the fluiinis.ion at th" next general flection In Novi mlx-r of a constitutional amendment authorizing the taxation of railways and osncr cor porate pri.prty on tne ah value In stead of upon the earnings, a at pres ent, provides that corporate prosily shall be assessed on its rush value at the average rate of taxation ' paid by other property in the state, the board of assessors to determine the average. Tin bills repealing the special barters of the Michigan Central, Lake Shore and Ie troit, Orand llavtn and Milwaukcf rail Wat's were also patseU.