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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.

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