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LAST EDITION. THURSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS. OCTOBER 18, 1900. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. RESTS WITH MR. MITCHELL President of the Mine Workers' Union of America Can Alone Call the Strikers Rack to Work. HE SAYS SOT A WORD. In Xo Way Indicates What lie Will Do. Notices of Acceptance of Strik ers' Terms Are Being Posted. Hazleton, Fa., Oct. IS. The officials of the United Mine Workers have not yet made a move towards declaring the strike of the anthracite mine workers eft. President Mitchell still refuses to talk on the action of the Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron company and the Lehigh Valley Coal company yes terday in acceding to the demands of the mine workers' convention. Although Mr. Mitchell has in nowise indicated what he will do, it is practically cer tain that after a number of the coal companies have posted notices accord ing to the demands of the men, the strike will be officially declared off at these collieries. A meeting of mine workers will be held here some time today to arrange for a demonstration next week, prob ably on Monday, in celebration of the strikers' victory. NOTICES POSTED. Shamokln, Pa., Oct. IS. Notices that the terms of the Si ranton convention have been accepted by the Philadelphia Reading Coal and Iron company were posted in public places here and at the collieries early this morning. Strikers in the employ of the company say that while they are highly pleased over the action of the Reading they will not, think of going to work until their breth ren employed by other companies and operators are granted the increase. It is the general impression here that all employers will have fallen into line by tomorrow and that a notice from Presi dent Mitchell instructing the strikers to go to work will be issued by Sunday or Monday. MILITIA STILL THERE. Lansford, Pa., Oct. IS. W. D. Zehner, general superintendent of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation company, said to day that the ten collieries operated by the company are all in operation. Some of them, he said, are working full handed, while others have a few men absent from their work. The militia are still ia this vicinity. LEHIGH POSTS NOTICES. Hazleton. Pa., Oct. IS. The Lehigh "Valley Coal company, owned by the Lehigh Valley Railroad company, at ID: SO this morning posted notices dated Wilkesbarre. and signed by W .A. Lat li mp, general superintendent, exactly similar to those of the Pardees. The notices abolish the sliding scale, agree to a 10 per cent, increase until April 1, 1M01, and thereafter unless otherwise no tified, and fix the price of powder at J 1.50 a keg instead of $2.75. The com pany has haif a dozen mines in this re gion operated on the sliding scale, the others north of here being on a. fixed wage basis. There is some interest here regarding the further action of the Lackawanna company on the question of agreeing to maintain the 10 per cent, increase for the next six months. "It is believed, however, that it will fall in line with the action of the independent operators, who meet at Scranton today to agree on a form of notification to the striking em ployes. OVERTURES REFUSED. Shamokin, Pa., Oct. IS. Employes of the Mineral Railroad andMining com pany and the Union Coal company are being approached today by messengers from the bosses with information that if the men return to work, they will be granted a 10 per cent increase. The men refuse to accept the terms unless offi cially advised by President Mitchell. The companies employ 6.000 men and boys at srx collieries between here ajid Mount Carmel. STRUCK BY A HOCK. Gov. Koosevelt Hit oa the Head by a Boy at Newbnrgh. Cleveland, O., Oct. IS. At Newburgh last night a boy standing some distance away threw a rock at Governor Roose velt as the latter was leaving the tent in company with National Committee man Herrick of Ohio and other's. The rock struck the governor on the head. Quickly the governor's companions closed around him and hustled him to a passing car on which he was borne away. '"I was not hurt at all." said the gov ernor, when he returned to his car and discussed the matter with several friends. "The rock was thrown by one f a number of hoodlums, and I saw him throw it It struck my head, but my J'.at prevented it from wounding me. In the light of the splendid reception Cleve land has given me the stone throwing Is scarcely worth remembering for a. moment." Six miles from Pemberville, a stop was made at Bradner. where the gover nor appeared on the platform of his car and bowed to a cheering crowd. How ard Rowe. a ten-year-old boy, who had come down from school to see the gov ernor, was boosted aboard bv his com panions and rode to Pemberville as the governor's guest. At the latter place the governor had the youngster put on a train and taken home. In addition to other features of the demonstration at Toledo, there was a big barbecue at the circus grounds, where Governor Roose velt and Governor Nash made speeches. Dr. Curtis, the governor's physician, who will leave the train at Canton, said: "Governor Roosevelt's voice depends upon the avoidance of over fatigue. If he exercises a little more care than he l-.as in the past I think he may be able to fulfill his engagements, but I could not g-uarantee any voice where twenty five speeches are made on two consecu tive days with interrupted and under great nervous strain. Otherwise Gover nor Roosevelt is in superb physical con dition." Since leaving Chicago last Wednesday morning Governor Roosevelt's train has traveled 1.777 miles and has been han dled on twenty lines of road. Wichita Merchant Dead. Wichita. Kan., October IS. S. A. Mc Clung, wholesale boot and shoe mer chant of this city, died this morning. ENGAGED. ATB0WIEITES. Mansfield Citizens Throw Stones at Deacon Kessler. 1 Mansfield, O., Oct. IS. The Tvvwleltes are determined to thwart the efforts to keep them out of this city and the results may be serious. About three have been tie ported every day since Sunday? Three are known to be hiding here now, and hr.ve been holding secret services. , Elder Ed wnrd Williams, of Benton Harbor, Mich., who was sent out of town Monday, rode in today on a bicycle and gave the police a lively chase before they captured him. They sent him away on a train, but he said he would return every day, as he had been ordered to do so. Oeacon Homer Kessler. of Chicago, Dowie's advertising manager, came into town today ;?nd went into the court house to toid his lawyers. The police took him to the radway station and there he was rescued by three deputy sheriffs with a writ of habeas corpus. The deputies started for the jail with the elder and a crowd followed throwing stones and clubs. Deputy Sheriff Bell and Kessler were struck by stones and severely injured. They reached the jail and Kessler was locked up and several deputies placed on guard The crowd Is collecting around the jail, and other crowds with tar and feathers are scouring the city for the hid den elders. SHERMAN IS DYING. Aged Statesman Slowly But Surely Passing Away. Washington, Oct, 18. Former Secre tary of State John Sherman, who is ser iously ill at his residence in this city, was slightly better today. He is confin ed to his bed suffering from general col lapse due to advanced age. While he may rally, little hope is expressed for his complete recovery. Although his condition is considered critical his death is not regarded as imminent Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt of New Tork, a nephew and niece and Mr. Compton Sherman, a son of the late General Sherman, are here and other relatives have been summon ed. Mrs. McCallum, Mr. Sherman's daughter Is constantly at his bedside. CADETS DISCHARGED. Thirty West Pointers Found Deficien In Their Studies. Washington, Oct. 18. Col. A. L. Mills, superintendent of the military academy at West Point, has made his annual re port to the adjutant general. He says the health of the cadets has been excellent, though many cadets have had trouble with their eyes. It is hoped that their condition will be improved when new gas burners are instituted in the academy. He recommends more time for drill regulations. Thirty cadets were found deficient in their studies and were dis charged. He highly compliments the graduating class of this year, who were ready to take up their duties when joining the troops. He speaks in commendatory terms of athletic sports, and says that the football match between the military and naval academies causes no relaxa tion of attention to studies. He says there-h9 iseerr an absolute end this summer of the particularly extreme forms of hazing the" new cadets, which were referred to in the last annual re port. This condition has been brought about largely by the voluntary action of the cadets themselves. He renews his recommendation that the cadets at West Point be placed upon the same basis as the naval cadets in the matter of pay, as there is a differ ence now of $69.50 a year in favor of the naval cadets. The superintendent devotes the greater part of his report to an earnest plea for the elevation of the standard of admis sion to West Point, to which end he suggests that the secretary of war be empowered to prescribe these require ments. He lays particular stress upon the fact that the entrance examinations a present correspond closely to the edu cational qualifications of pupils of the public schools just emerging from the primary grades. According to the com missioner of education, pupils of an av erage age of fourteen and a half years in the public schools have these quali fications. Yet the average age of the applicant to West Point is above, and boys at that time of life shou'.J be equipped with high school education in cluding subjects which are not ijW a part of the entrance examination at West Point, but which should be in the future. The superintendent says it would be in every way advantageous to have the relations between arithmetic and algebra and geometry be made the same as now exists in the public schools. There is no desire that the entrance ex aminations should be made more diffi cult but only that it should require what the public schools of the country supply. FROM SOUTH AFRICA Will Come a Large Order For Loco motives to America. Now Tork, Oct. IS. Manufacturers apents In this city are intprested in a re port circulated her- that Maj r Girouard, ilirector or Southern Atrica railways un- j der Ixrd Rnberts. Intends to give orders i in America ir rolling1 stic. lecomoiives. bridges and machinery to reconstruct the railways and machine shops destroyed in the loer war. The amount of money in volved in these expenditures is reporiei to be ST. 50'.",tA. Major Girouard i.- the man who pave Americans the contract for the Atbara bridge in the Soudan. A representative of the Youngstown Bridge company today confirmed the re port that larg-e orders have been placed in this country for railway and bridge materials. Just what amounts are in volved in the contracts this authority did not know nor was he able to state what companies had secured the contracts. American machinery of every sort, he paid, had an excellent chance in competi tion with that of other countries, as it was already looked upon with favor, mt only in South Africa, but in northern Af rica, in the great wheat growing valleys of Algiers. ARIZONA'S POPULATION. It Has More Than Doubled in Past Ten Years. Washington, Oct. IS. The population of the territory of Arizona as officially announced today is 122,212 against 59.C20 in ISO. This is an increase of 62,592, or 104.9 per cent. Grisham at Qaenemo. Quenemo. Kan., Oct. 18. Thomas H. Grisham, fusion candidate for congress, snoke to a good house here last night, lie spoke for two hours on the issue of imp'it-iMhsm and the foreign policy of the administration. An appeal was made to the old soldiers which won hearty ap plause. The policy of H. C. Evans was ceimunced in strung terms and the Sulu inland r.frreement was exposed. Mr. Gris ham compared the different phases of cur nation' history showing the inconsisten cies of the late policy regarding The ac otiltftiim of territory. In his appeal to the oid toldiers the speaker said that Mr. MeKinl y was the man who was pen sioning the Sultan of Sulu and robbing the old soldiers. Throughout Mr. Gri ham was heartily applaudeu. Twelve old soldiers were on the rostrum. ROBBERSAT WORK Cask Box Iu Dr. Keith's Drug Store Robbed. ThieTes Entered Store During the Republican Parade. GOT OYER $600 CASH. Broke the Lock of Back Door of Store. Judge llazen's Son One of the Tictims. The biggest haul of actual cash that has been made in the city by robbers for a long time was that made Wednesday evening at Dr. H. H. Keith's drug store, 422 Kansas avenue, where the burglars got $601.95. All or the money was cash excepting two checks, one for J3 and one for $10. The money was in the safe which stands at the end of the counter on the south side of the store. There were three drawers in the safe, just as there are in most safes used in stores. In one of the drawers was $150, which was the private property of L. D. Hazen, a part ner in the store and a son of Judge Z. T. Hazen; in another was $90, private money of Dr. Keith's; in the thiid, an iron drawer, was the balance of the money, which belonged to the firm. Both Dr. Keith and Mr. Hazen had left the store in charge of the clerk, Otis Grubbs, and had gone to the political meeting. When the procession passed the store the clerk, with two or three friends, had stepped to the street in or der to watch it. They went almost to the center of the street, on account of the fence which is built around the ad dition to the government building, just south of the store. The safe was left with only the day lock on. This is easy to open, as it requires only one turn of the tumbler. They heard nothing while watching the parade and saw no one enter the store. When the political meeting was over, Dr. Keith and Mr. Hazen both returned to the store, and went to the safe to get the cash to balance the day's busi ness. They found that the drawers con taining the money were gone, and at once commenced an investigation, and notified the police. It was found that the glass in the door on the south side of the store had been broken and that the bolt locking it had been withdrawn. Near the door were the two drawers which had contained the private money, but nothing was found of the iron drawer containing the firm money. This drawer was of iron and was locked, so the burglars probably carried it away and took their time to break it open. The checks that were in the drawer were one payable to J. C. Goings, for $5. and one signed by J. S. Morris, for $10. Both checks were on the Citizens' bank. The banks were notified this morning. but it is hardly likely that any one would present the checks at a bank, al though they might be presented at some store. Dr. Keith said this morning that they were not in the habit of carrying such a large sum of money in the safe, but that they had failed to deposit yesterday on account of a rush of business and that the amount on hand was unusually large on account of the day being Santa Fe pay day. The private money that was on hand was money they had in tended betting on the election. It is very evident that who ever com mitted the robbery was well acquainted with the surroundings, and knew that the proprietors were away. They also knew that the safe was left without the combination being turned, for without this knowledge the robbery would hard ly have been attempted. In the drawer which was used by Mr. Hazen were a lot of old coins, but these were not taken, as they would be easily detected. The police have no clue to the robbers, but think it was done by a different gang than the robbers who erttered the Mills dry goods store. HIS VOICE DROWNED. Got. Eoosevelt Attempts to Talk Against Locomotives. Akron. O.. Oct. 19. Governor Roosevelt made a speech here this morning and he had difficulty in doing It. He had been interrupted in three places with yePs for Bryan and impertinent remarks. He had spoken to the noi e of brass bands and the tramps of thousands of feet, but not before had he gone into a contest with swishi-g. rumDimg, whittling locomotives, of which he had half a dozen to cntend with here. The trnln left Cleveland at 3 a. m., reached this place soon nftr 4 and was held on a filing. Before 6 o'clock a crowd began to gather and at 7 o'clock a band carr-e alongside the governor's car. giving a serenade. When the governor appealed upon the platform cf his cir. he w s given a rousing chorus of cheers and was introduced while so many trains were passing that for five minues he could not begin - his speech. He annealed to the voters of Akrcn on the grounds of pros perity and patriotism. At one time the noise made by the engine was so great that the governor slid: "This speech will read like a serial storv." AT M'KINLEY'S HOME. Canton. O.. Oct. JR. Governor Roose velt's trnin reached this place, the home of the president, at 8 a. m. The gover nor was welcomed by the organized Re publicans of this place in a body and es corted to the tabernacle, the place of speaking. DEFENSE CLOSES. Prosecution In Youtsey Case Pre sents Additional Testimony. Georgetown, Ky., Oct. IS. In the "Foutsey trial today the defense put H. Gardner Wallace on the stand. He said he was in the assistant adjutant gen eral's office when the shots were fired that killed Goebel and "Tallow Dick" Combs, Mason Hockersmith and Dr. Pruett were in the room with him and others whom he did not know. The defense then closed finally. Col. T. C. Campbell, attorney for the prosecution, was put on the stand for the commonwealth. He said: "Arthur Goebel and I had a conference with Col. Nelson and Col. Crawford in the Capitol hotel as stated by Col. Nelson. "I gave Col. Nelson a copy of the state ment Youtsey had made to me and some questions I wanted Toutsey to answer. I told him that Youtsey made a verbal statement to me corresponding to the written one I gave them, but before any recommendations could be made to the commonwealth's attorney as to immun ity that we would like to have Toutsey answer the questions we filed and make a signed statement. That was the ob ject of that conference. The paper I read from yesterday was an exact copy of the one I gave Col. Nel3on and it has not been changed or altered one particular since that time." S. T. Pence of Frankfort, manager of the Board of Trade hotel, said he was in the hotel office when the shots were fired that killed Goebel and that Jim Howard was not there. Rev. T. J. Marksbftry of Georgetown said he had a conversation with Mrs. Mattie Stamper in June, in which she said she wanted to warn her brother, Wharton Golden, that a lawyer named Leu Sinclair had been talking to her husband, John Stamper, and had hired him to swear against Golden; and if they put her on the stand to swear against Wharton she would make them sorry for it. Mr. Franklin was granted time to tele phone to Frankfort for several rebuttal witnesses who missed the train this morning. IB. GRIMES' TALK Claimed He Discussed "Per quisites" of Treasurer's Office. There is a new feature which is likely to be introduced in the Frank Grimes case in the shape of testimony from members of the legislature and Republi can politicians, who are said to be ready to swear that both Mr. Grimes and Mr. Burton intimated, soon after the treas urer was inaugurated, that the various perquisites attached to that office made it the most desirable, from a financial standpoint, of any in the state house. While the, prosecution declines to dis cuss this feature of the case and refuses to admit or deny the contemplation of such a movement, It is clearly apparent that, following Frank Willard's deposi tion, these additional charges are to be brought out, unless the Willard deposi tion ends the case. The Willard deposition is just now the principal topic of interest in connection with the details of the case which have been made public. However, there Is a chance that this feature of the case will be overshadowed by bringing the alleged Burton and Grimes incident into court. It is claimed that in working to defeat the bill pending in the last legislature, conferring upon local banks and mu nicipalities the power to borrow state funds upon approved security, Mr. Grimes in speaking to his trusted friends urged them not to support this bill be cause it would deprive him, of the same opportunities which other treasurers have had to profit by this office. This charge Mr. Grimes, as he does all others, emphatically denies. He claims that he has never had, at any time, a conversation with members of the legis lature, politicians or bankers which could in any manner be construed to mean that he was working the situation for what he could get out of it in the way of interest on state funds left in the local banks. The prosecution of this case, in exam ining the bankers, asked if Mr. Grimes had carried an account as an individual with any of them. The answer to this question was invariably "No." The bankers were asked why it was that when the state funds were in Mr. Grimes' name as state treasurer they were not so carried on the books and so indicated in statements made for pub lication. The bankers explained that all of these funds in the bank were carried under the head of individual deposits. The lawyers for the prosecution did some dodging around the bankers to de velop additional information concerning the methods of the banks in handling the state moneys, but elicited nothing of importance. One of the attorneys for the prosecution urged that the bank ers be asked if the state money, so car ried in the banks, was ever loaned out, but for some reason this question was omitted from the examination of wit nesses. This is one of the possible features of the case which has been omitted along with the examination of witnesses con cerning the attitude of the treasurer with reference to the proposed law con sidered by the last legislature. RAID THREE JOINTS,. The Police Arrest Several Old Time Offenders. The police raided three joints last night and gathered in two kegs of beer with pumps, two pine board bars and a lot of glasses. They also secured several bottles of whisky. The men arrested were George Klauer, at 526 Kansas avenue, O. Kempton, 111. East Sixth street, and Ed Ryan at 411 Kansas avenue. Ryan was arrested as the proprieor of the place at 411 Kansas avenue, but was not in the place when arrested and was afterward released. Klauer and Kemp- ton were both arrested Monday night and were released on bond, their cases being set for October 20 and 25 respec tively. They furnished a new bond for their appearance in the police court today as their cases will be called at 4 o'clock this afternoon. HUNTING FOR FACTS. Lincoln People Want to Snow About Topeka's Lighting System. N. J. Winnet, mayor of Lincoln, Neb., and four of the councilmen from that city, N. W. Dobson, A. H. Jutton, D. E. Green and William Schroeder, were in Topeka Wednesday afternoon looking ever the electric light plant. Superintendent Goodrich, of the light plant, showed the visitors around and explained how the city operated the plant and what it cost. He also took them through the new city building where they met the city officers. The city of Lincoln is considering municipal ownership of its lighting system and the object of the visitors was to learn all they could, concerning how the business had been done in Topeka. Closed by Mark Twain. New Tork, Oct. 18, The bazaar for the benefit of the homeless Galveston orphans which began Monday night in the Waldorf-Astoria was closed last night by Mark Twain in a ten minute speech. The management of the bazaar estimated the net receipts for the three nights at between $25,000 and $30,000. Wo Amended Bible. Chicago, Oot. IS. By a vote of 13 to 6 the trustees of the board of education have resolved not to permit in the schools of Chicago the use of a book of selected Bible readings. The selected readings were offered as a substitute for the Bible, which has been barred by the board for a number of years. SPACEFILLED Around the Railroad Station at Schenectady Where CoJ. Bryan Made First Speech of the Day, HE BEGINS A TOUR Through the Western Part of the Empire State. Large Crowds Witness II is De parture From Albany. Albany, N. Y Oct. 18. W. J. Bryan and party left here for Schenectady and the west on an early morning train. Col. Bryan was accompanied by Charles M. Buller, J. J. Delaney and Mayor Jones of Toledo. Large crowds collected about the hotel Ten Eyck and at the union station to see the distinguished party off. As the train pulled out of the depot yard Mr. Bryan stood on the rear platform of his special car and raised his hat In acknowledgment of the cheers that were given in his honor. He expressed himself as being more than pleased with the rousing reception ac corded him at the capital city of the em pire. LATE AT SCHENECTADY. Amsterdam, N. Y., Oct. 18. Mr. Bryan's train was fifteen minutes late in reaching Schenectady where the first stop of the day was made. He spoke there for twenty minutes and his aud ience was large enough to fill the entire vacant space back of the raiiroad sta tion. The Edison general electric works are located at Schenectady and as the Bryan train drew up to the station, Mr. Bryan was greeted by the waving of hats and handkerchiefs from the win dows of that institution. His speech at Schenectady was a brief review of the general political situation covering the trusts and the increase of the standing army especially. In begin ning Mr. Bryan said he was glad that he lived "in a land where parties must sub mit their platforms and their candidates to the voters, and where the people can, if they want to, control all legislation and make the government what they want it to be." Discussing the trusts, he said that if the Republican party had properly used the power that had beet, given to it during the present administration, the trust question would be no more prom inent now than it was in 1S96, but the Republican party had by its own con duct forced this question to the front and it must meet it. Continuing he said: "You have here a large laboring class. I want to ask the laboring men whether they believe it is good to have a great industry dominated by one man or by a group of men? Suppose a laboring man has spent ten, fifteen or twenty year's in acquiring skill in an occupation, is it wise to let that man's labor hang upon the decision of one man? What will the skilled laborer do if the terms provided for his labor are not satisfactory? He will submit to them under monopoly. Why? Because there is no other em ployer, and if he goes out from that one place he has to commence life over again, and all his experience will be of no avail. If you have a number of large electrical plants, genius and skill and ability will be in demand and if one manager is not willing to pay you what vour services are worth, you can go to another manager and get what your ser vices are worth, because competition will compel each man to get the best brain and the best work possible. But when you have but one manager you have to take the terms he gives you and the wages he is willing to give you, because if you turn your back on that institu tion you go out to idleness and starva tion. "Can any laboring man believe a monopoly is a good thing." Referring to the plea that it is our duty to remain in the Philippine is lands, Mr. Bryan said: "The advantage of the argument of duty is that you do not have todefend it. You simply have to say it is your duty and that avoids the necessity of any de fense. They say it is our duty to stay there. I ask them why. They say if we come away the Filipinos will kill each other, therefore, we must kill them first and take from them the awful responsi bility of killing each other." While Mr. Bryan was speaking a rail road engine puffed along back of him, compelling him to suspend his speech for a minute or two. He referred to the circumstance, saying: "It is hard to speak out doors under the most favor able circumstances, and I do not know of anything more unfavorable than to have a railroad against you when you are speaking, or when you are running for office." Mr. Bryan was applauded at the close. LARGE AUDIENCE AT AMSTER DAM. Fondo, N. Y., Oct. 18. Another large audience greeted Mr. Bryan upon his ar rival at Amsterdam. He spoke from the rear of his train and the people covered all the adjacent railroad tracks and freight cars. His speech was an appeal to Republicans to investigate the Demo cratic side of the political situation and he argued that if he had been elected president instead of Mr. McKinley and had conducted himseif towards the trusts and the army question as the president had done Republicans would not have condoned his conduct. He appealed to them to be as critical in passing upon their own administra tion as they would be in passing upon a Democratic administration. Why is it he asked, that the Republican say there are both good trusts and bad trusts and that they cannot tell the difference be tween them? Replying to his own ques tion he sail the reason was found in the fact that they were blinded by partisan ship. Urging that the water should be squeezed out of the stock, he said: "If a laboring man works for a cor poration and the times get hard, the money that ought to go to pay wages will be taken from wages, in order to pay dividends on watered stock, that represents no money invested." He was not willing, he repeated, that laboring men should be so placed that they could be coerced by threats of clos ing the concerns in which they may be employed. Referring to the army question, Mr. Bryan said that there was liable to be an increase from 100,000 to 200,000 under the present tendency and that in time the people would be so situated that they would be afraid to say they were afraid. "Weather Indications. Chicago, Oct. 18 Forecast for Kansas: Fair tonight and Friday; warmer in north portion; southerly winds. STREETOR ACQUITTED. Held Not Guilty of Intention to Murder. Chicago, Oct. 1. Captain Oeorsr Well ington Steetor and seven co-tiepemtcntH. whose attempt to hold fHled-in land n the lake front here last fummer. resultea in the mobilization of the whole police force of this city, were today declared "not guilty" of conspiracy to commit niur d1 r. A charge of unlawful assinblae still remains agraJnst the "squatters' i n the criminal calendar, as well aa a num ber of civil suits. Streetor lays claim to valuable land, which, having been formed by dumping" refuse, 1 not officially recognized us ex isting. The tract H now valued at several millions of dollars. Captain Steetor in stituted a "government, swore fealty to the union, and protested tht none but federal authorities had the riht to deal w?th him. Having- been dispossessed tem porarily, Streetor last summer unexpect edly returned with an "army" of twenty mn and a gatllng gun. Fearing blood shed, the whole police force, as well as Mopt of the constabulary of the sheriff's office, was mobilized. The army, however, surrendered after firing only one shot, which etrucifr a boy. DILLINGHAM VIIIS Ex-Governor of Vermont Elect ed U. S. Senator. Montpelier, Vt., Oct. 18. Former Gov ernor W. P. Dillingham was elected United States senator by the Vermont legislature today. The choice was made on the third ballot, C. A. Prouty, one of the four Republican candidates, having withdrawn, and the Democratic mem bers who previously had Voted for Sen eca Hazleton having decided to support Dillingham. William Paul Dillingham was born In Waterbury, December 12, 1SU4. He re ceived an academic education, and later studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1867. In 1874 he was made secretary of civil and military affairs of Vermont, which position he held until 1876. On Decem ber 24. 1S74, he was married to Miss Mary Elien Shipman. In 1872 he was made states attorney of 'Washington county, Vermont, and retained that office until 1876. In 1876 he was elected a member of the Vermont legislature, and also in 18S4. He was state senator from 1878 to 1880. During the years 1882 to 1888 he was commissioner of the state taxes. Mr. Dillingham was elected governor of Vermont in 18S8 and served for one term. Since 1S90 he has been president of the Waterbury National bank. THOSE YACHT RACES. Contest For the Oup to Bo Under Same Conditions as In '99. Ixmdon. Oct. 18. Misapprehension hav ing arisen over the wording of Sir Thomas Lipton's challenge, Sir Thomas asks the Associated Press to say that the chal lenge provides for five completed races and not three as might be inferred from the wcrclirg. In fact, it is exactly the same as the conditions of last year, un less, as was the case last year, the re sult can be achieved in three races. Sommenting on the chances of Sham rock If., the Yachting World savs: "At least we have the satisfaction of knowing that those who will cnmrol the boat have more experience than was available last time." The paper believes Watson will build the boat with Clyde workmanship and with the assistance of W. O. Jamemin, proves that nothing will be left undout to improve her chancels. DIVIDED BY THREE. Stealings by the Gang of Which CapL Carter Was the Head. New Tork, Oct. 18. Edward I. John son, .of New Orleans, was the first wit ness called before Commissioner Shields today in the proceedings for the removal of John F., W. K. and W. T. Gaynor and B. D. Greene to the Jurisdiction of the United States court in Georgia. Mr. Johnson is the bank examiner who pro pared an exhaustive analysis of the ac counts of Greene and Gaynor for the work done by them in the harbor of Savannah and rivers in Georgia. The analysis purported to show exactly what became of over $2,000,000 paid to Greene and Gaynor by the government on checks drawn by former Captain O. M. Carter. It also purports to show that IC F. Westcott, Carter's father-in-law, re ceived one-third of the amounts divided. It not only assumes to show that West cott received this money, but that he in vested it and turned the bonds thus pur chased over to Carter. Mr. Johnson, cross-examined by Abra ham J. Kose, attorney for the defend ants, said the statement was prepared from the books of banks and brokers in this city and elsewhere where the de fendant had accounts. The period cov ered is from 1K92 to 1897. Mr. Rose at tempted to show that the amounts in vested by Carter were altogether dis proportionate to the sums he might have invested if he received as alleged one third of the amounts paid Greene and Gaynor. Witness stated that the seem ing difference was fully accounted for by the fact that certain payments alleged to have been paid Carter as shown by the analysis had not been invested by the engineer officer at the time hei hail received them. The compilation did not pretend to show all the profits of the business. It showed the sums sent to New York and which he assumed were divided into three parts. TURNS DOWN A SOLDIER. G. A. R. Members Angry at Congress man Miller's Actior. Washineton. D. C Oct. 18. The Ornnd Army posts of Kansas are complaining bitterly of Represent;! tive J. M. liiler f r inilo-sing I... W. Pultles of Council Grove for a good job In the pension of fice in pTf.-rcnce to a soldier and a mem ber of the G. A. R. Pulties is a colored man and I as secured the appointment. Protests from the soldiers have been filed aga'r.st the turning down cf f rc of th dr comrades and tlvre are loud cries of con-d-mra:iori of Miller. Pulties. It is snld. vill hold on to his place, which is a good one- Filipinos Must Iiearn Enplish. Washington. Oct. IS. F. W. Vaille, di rector of posts ir the Ph'lippines, has no tified the postoffice department that he has opened a night school for native pos tal employes at Samolicc. where thev may study Kngiish. A p-neral order h is been issued in the Philippines notifying native employes that thev wiil be ex pected to use every effort to secure a working knowledge of English, that nieht schools wili be established where ever practical, and that in the postal service prefer, nee always will be given to Kntd.-ih speaking natives. To Cure Dyspepsia and Indigestion. Take Rex Dyspepsia Tablets. All drug gists are authorized to refund momv in any case it fails to cure. Price So cents per package. C0L1PLICAJI0NS. Chinese Affairs Growing More Mixed Day by Day. Two Sets of Negotiations -lro Now In Sight. MUDDLE IXCKEASCD. The Powers 1VII1 Try lo Agreo Among: Themselves At the Same Time That They . Seek Agreement With China. Washington, Oct. IS. For the first time in three days Minister Conger wa heard from at the state department to day. He communicated by cable, tt.a substance of certain propositions ad vanced by Prince Ching and U Hun.; Chang, as a basis for the conduct i t negotiations fwr a settlement of the Chi nese trouble. The Chinese government already has prepared the way for thes by a preliminary action looking tovsar l the punishment of Chi iese oilirbVn guilty of complicity In the boxer uprisii'ic and, while the text of Mr. Owner' com munication is not made public it is l -lieved that the last t'lilmse advance j addreosed to BOtne of the piuporttioi contained in the French note, l tug lit the nature of counter proiuwKis and pro ceeding upon the theory that nhnl hut been done in the matter of punli-hmcnt i sufficient to meet the demands front tha powers in that respect Minister Wu called at the stale de partment today by appointment and h I a long conference with Secretary H. The secretary previously had i-tit ti hour with the president at the White House, presumably in the conniderat foil of Mr. Conger's communication mid It is believed that Minister U'u was calle t to the department to throw light upon some of the detailed propositlmis. There is no reason to believe that the government will take favorabla Bctioii on the latest proposition of the Krenchi government, presented yesterday I hrnigl the Frencn ctiarge a an aires, r.i. j ni baut. This contemplates the opening of peace negotiations on thtw points whlcli the powers are agreed upon, leaving t the ministers at IVkin the details i t working- out a further agreement on those points which the powers mnl reservations upon. The basis of the negotiations would be the French note delivered on October 4, together the renlies of the other power. Thu would make practically two nKi lotions going on at the same time, one cn -ei-n-ing the points of agreement. which w.ml I have to be adjusted with China, ami U-: other by the ministers at I'fkin witti a view. to securing an agreement previous to submitting it to Chirm. There Is felt to be no Inconsistency In having 1 hi double work proceed concurrently nod It has the advantage of getting the peai negotiations actually under way. In case of a favorable reply to France, it is probable that uteps would have i. be taken to designate plenipot ent ian - for the powers: for up to thin time Mr. Conger is acting oniy as minister and Mr. Rockhill as commissioner to maku inquiries and there is no aul hoi izat lm to either of them to c-onduct pea t negotiations. Whether Hpecial pleni potentiaries would bo named, or addi tional powers would be given to Mr. Conger or Mr. Kockhlll, ia utill unde cided. About the most serious obstacle which stands in the way of immediate pcai negotiations Is the nbw-nce of the im perial family from Fekin and the doubt this creates as to full approval being given to the work of the Chinese pleni potentiaries. While the latter claim t.i have full credentials, yet the powers have looked upon the presence of the emperor at P kin as an almost indi icn pable requisite toward giving the ne gotiations complete eflica y. In this con nection, the presence of the emperor might have a significance consldeiably beyond anything thus far brought mil, in the wav of firmly re-establishing bis imperial authority and freeing It from the Intrigues and anti-foreign inlluen e which have for the last two years prac tically nullified his rule. KKl'LY TO CHISKSB KM PMKOR. Washington, Oct. 18. Secret ary Hay said today that the reply to the messate of the emperor of China thanking the president for the attitude of the Cnlte.l States and expressing hope of a Mw-edy settlement had been dispatched. It purely formal in character; it thanked the emperor for his expressions and Joined in the hope of a speedy and a sat isfactory I-'nce. CHINA'S PROI-OSAU Iondon, Oct. IS. A represents! Iv of the Associated Press learns that Prim Ching and IJ Hung Chnng have finallv succeeded In drawing U a joint pro posal for a settlement. This i.as just been received by the powers. lieyond the fact that It is likely to require con siderable alteration before proving ac ceptable nothing is ascertainable hei . regarding the actual terms. The ChPiese minister here. Sir Chili Chi n Iy Kenii Luh, professes ignorances of such pro posal, but it can be definitely snid tli it it Is now engaging th attention of the British foreign oflice. WELL WORTH HEARING. Marshall's Concert Next Week Will Be a Rig Erent. Known from Massachusetts to Cali fornia as Marshall's band Is, with Its worth as an excellent musical organiza tion recognized far and wide to and be yond the same limits. It Is Topeka's privilege to show its home interest by generous patronage of the citizens' com plimentary concert to be given in flu Auditorium next Tuesday evening. The band will render for the first tlm in Topeka the newest popular march en titled "The Antilles." It is very cat. by and the prediction Is made that (vcrv bmly will be whistling it after .Mar shall gives it Its initial bow. Among other notable numbers on th programme will be the baritone solo bv Mr. William M. Shaver nnd a si-lection by Mrs. Violet Hiitli-r McCoy. Mi. Shaver wiil sing the " Song of the Tore ador," from Carmen, and .Mrs. MctVy will render "Does Ho'I'Vn Me?" a well known composition by Pease. Doctor Burned With His Store. New Bloomfield, Mo.. Oct. IS. Dr. C. M.Wright, a young physician, was burn ed to death early this morning whii asleep above his drvg store which was destroyed by fire. On'y a few charred bones of his remains could be fouod.