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PART L.
Paes 1 to 8.
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Pages 1 to 8.
LAST EDITION
SATURDAY EVENING.
TOPEKA, KANSAS, OCTOBER 20, 1900.
SATURDAY EVENING.
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NEW ALLIANCE FORMED.
Germany and EeM Enter
Into aa Mrasiit
To Maintain liW.nf Cli
ness Eiire.
OPEN TO THE WORLD
Understanding Also Applies to
the Chinese Ports.
A Hint Thrown Out to Powers
With Other Views.
London, Oct. 20. Germany and Eng
land have formed an alliance to main
tain territorial integrity of China and
to keep ports open.
The terms of this agreement -which
was arrived at October 16 between Lord
Salisbury and Count von Hatzfeldt,
German ambassador to England.are offi
cially given out as follows:
The German government and her Brit
ish majesty's government being desirous
to maintain their interests in China and
their rights under existing treaties have
agreed to observe the following prin
ciples regarding a mutual policy in
China:
"First It is a matter of joint perman
ent interest that the ports on the rivers
and litteral of China should remain free
and open to trade and to every other
legitimate form of economic activity for
the peoples of all countries without dis
tinction; and the two governments agree
on their part to uphold the same for all
Chinese territory as far as they can, ex
ercise Influence.
"Secondly Both governments agree
that they will not on their part make
use of the present complication to ob
tain for themselves any territorial ad
vantage in Chinese dominion and will
direct their policy towards maintaining
undiminished, the territorial condition
of the Chinese empire.
"Thirdly In case of another power
making use of the complications in
China in order to obtain under any form
whatever such territorial advantages,
the two contracting parties reserve to
themselves the right to come to a pre
liminary understanding regarding the
eventual step to be taken for the pro
tection of their own interests in China.
"Fourthly The two governments will
communicate this agreement to the other
powers interested, especially Austria
Hungary, France, Italy, Japan, Russia
and the United States and Invite them
to accept the principles recorded in it."
IT SUITS UNCLE SAM.
Washington, Oct. 20. The state de
partment here has not yet been advised
officially of the terms of the alliance re
ported from London to have been reach
ed between Germany and England to
maintain territorial integrity of China
and to keep ports open. While the move
gives general satisfaction here the offi
cials say that it is probably a misnomer
to call it an alliance. What probably
has happened, they say, has been a re
affirmation of principles already agreed
upon not only between England and
Germany, but between all of the great
powers Interested in China.
Again the officials point to the note of
Secretary Hay, of July 3, defining the
position of the United States, and de
claring it to be its polit y among other
things to "preserve Chinese territorial
and administrative entity, protect all
lights guaranteed to friendly powers by
treaty and international law and safe
guard fur the world the principle of
equal and impartial trade with all parts
of the Chinese empire."
The records show that all the great
powers accepted the principle of this
guarantee of territorial integrity.
Their expressions on the point of com
mercial freedom were not quite as ex
plicit as in the case of territorial in
tegrity and it appears from a study of
the British-German agreement above re
ferred to that particular care has now
been taken to clear up any doubt on this
point. Porbably Germany was the first
to engage with England on this point,
bemnse of her anxiety to preserve for
German trade the important commerce
she has built up on the Yangtse river,
which might fall to England In a di
vision. The special reference made in
the agreement as to river commerce,
bears out this inference.
The United States will promptly ad
here to the principles contained in this
agreement, as it is directly in the line
of our aspirations. If Russia can be
brought to accept its terms as binding
upon herself, there can be no doubt, ac
cording to the official view here, that a
substantial movement will have been
achieved toward a final settlement of the
Chinese trouble.
BUNGLED THE 3IESSAGE.
"Western Union Sued For $6,100 For
Mistake of Operator.
Suit was filed in the United States cir
cuit court this morning against the
Western Union Telegraph company for
J6.100 damages alleged to be due the
plaintiff on account of the failure to
properly transmit a message.
The suit is entitled D. P. Bailey and
Fannie B. Agnew vs. the Western Un-
ion Telegraph company. Mr. Bailey is a
1 resident of Dresden, Kan., and Mrs. Ag
new is a resident of Denver, Col. Th;
plaintiffs claim that on November 20.
Air. Bailey sent a dispatch from
Dresden to Mrs. S. B. Agnew In Denver
which was as follows: "How about that
Phillipsburg deal? Must go there to
night. Answer." In transmitting the
message the agent of the company got
the named changed and the message
was received in Denver addressed to
Mrs. S. R. Bailey. It happened that
Mrs. Bailey was in Denver at a hospi
tal and the message was delivered to
her. Mrs. Agnew did not get it and so
did not answer.
The plaintiffs allege that they were
laboring to make a deal for one-half
interest in a store in Phillipsburg and
that the failure to deliver the message
caused the deal to go by default. The
Store which they would have purchased
cleared in business $12,000 a year and
they now ask the court to allow them
damages for one-half that amount plus
$100 w hich they expended in making Uie
deal.
JONES HITS BACK.
Democratic Chairman Replies to
Charges of Roosevelt.
Chicago, Oct. 20. Chairman James K.
Jones, of the Democratic national com
mittee has issued a statement replying
to the references by Governor Roosevelt
and others to the American Cotton com
pany of which Senator Jones is an offi
cer and which it Is charged is a trust.
In his statement Senator Jones said:
"The American Cotton company with
which I am connected is Bo more a trust
than any commercial house, any stock
farm, any cotton plantation, any other
industrial enterprise in the United States.
"The company, as I have heretofore
explained, operates on a patent right.
Of course it seeks a market for its pro
ducts and steadily seeks to extend its
business. Roosevelt's allegation that I
am connected with a trust is as men
dacious as the Republican charge that
the Democratic party is composed of
anarchists, and that Democrats contem
plated an assault upon the supreme
court of the United States. Roosevelt
might just as well denounce me for
growing cotton on my land as to de
nounce me for being connected with the
American Cotton company.
if Roosevelt is ready to move for the
abolition and prohibition of all patents
and copyrights I will make ready to con
sider the question. The customers of the
American company operating under a
patent have as many rights, or ought
to have, as the customers of the com
pany operating under a copyright that
sells 'The Rough Riders' and other works
published by Roosevelt.
"Because the Democrats oppose trusts
and monopolies is no reason why Demo
crats should not engage In legitimate
business. Because we advocate equal
rights and oppose special privileges
rough writers like Roosevelt seem to
think we ought to abandon industry and
business altogether. This alone shows
the degrading influence of the trusts
now controlling the Republican party.
They would spread this spirit of the
trust over the intellect and political
thought, if they had the power."
CALLS FOR PAPA.
Murdered Express Messenger
Lane's Child in Court.
Marysville, O., Oct. 20. During the
trial today of Rosslyn Ferrell on the
charge of murdering Express Messenger
Lane, Mrs. Lane, widow of the dead
messenger, was in the court room for
the first time as a spectator. She had
with her her little 18 months' old boy,
who piteously called for "papa."
The first witness was Thomas Mullen,
a guard, who testified regarding Ter
rell's alleged confession.
C. D. Kinney, an express messenger
identified the package sent by Ferrell
from Plain City.
The trial will probably continue until
the middle of next week.
STORMY WEATHER.
Low Barometer on Oregon Coast Un
settles Weather.
There is a low barometer off the coast
of Oregon that registers 29.2 and the
weather men say that is extremely low.
The low is following in the wake of a
high that has moved eastward through
the northern states and has reached the
great lakes. Following the low will prob
ably be stormy and colder weather which
may be felt as far south as Kansas.
There is a storm in the northwest and
rain in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
The fresh southerly winds predicted yes
terday arrived on time and although the
temperature is not materially lower the
wind is chilly. The maximum tempera
ture Friday was 73. The temperature
this morning at 11 o'clock was 60 and
the minimum 56. The wind has been south
blowing 20 miles an hour. The forecast
today is "threatening with showers to
night and in southeast portion, Sunday
cooler."
WILLARD IN NEW YORK.
Grimes Case Likely to Be Re
sumed Monday.
Information has reached Topeka to the
effect that Frank Willard. wanted in the
Frank Grimes case, is in New York.
Pending the discovery of the future in
tentions of Mr. Willard, the case will in
all probability be renewed Monday by
taking the testimony of Major Wm.
Sims and John R. Mulvane.-
These bankers have been out of the
city. Mr. Mulvane has returned and
Mr. Sims is expected by Monday.
Bryan's Flying Trip.
New Tork. Oct. 20. The railroads did
some very rapid work to get Mr. Bryan
to Rochester somewhere near on time,
says a special to the Times. On the
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western be
tween Ithaca and Rochester, a speed of
sixty-five miles an hour was reached,
although the road winds considerably.
At one point the train lurched so violent
ly that the sauce bottles and glasses
were whirled off the dining tables.
Fire Started by Cigarette.
Chicago, Oct. 20. Fire in the twine
wareroom of the McCormick Manufac
turing company, Blue Island avenue
and Leavitt street, caused $50,000 dam
age today. The blaze started from a
lighted cigarette which had been thrown
into a pile of waste. No damage was
sustained by any other part of the xlant.
Sopeka State 3ournal.
INDEX OP TODAY'S PAPER.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20th, 1900.
Weather predictions for the next 24 hours:
For Kansas Threatening with showers
tonight and in southeast portion Sunday;
cooler; high southerly, shifting to north
west winds.
IMPORTANT NEWS AND FEATURES.
Tkok.
1 New German-English Alliance Formed.
Today's London Cable Letter.
Chairman Jones Replies to Roosevelt.
Youtsey Is Found Guilty.
Strike Deadlock Still Holds.
Hanna's Last Bay In Nebraska.
Roosevelt Dines With McKJnley.
Curtis For Baker.
Willard In New York.
2 Sporting News.
Kansas News.
3 Railroad News.
Banna Scores Bryan.
Roosevelt concludes Virginia Tour.
4 Church Announcements.
Eligible Voters In Coming; Contest.
Late Telegraph and Local News.
5 Social and Personal.
Cane Rush at Washburn.
Snap Shots at Home News.
6 Chairman Rldgley Makes Discovery.
North Topeka News.
Markets.
7 Wants and Miscellaneous Ads.
John Suthern and Asylum Voters.
8 Chairman Green Against Hanna.
Bill Wick, From New York.
H. C. Payne Withdraws Betting Offers.
9 Topeka Society.
News Summary of the Week.
Decorations of Topeka School Rooms.
10 Stories of the Town.
Heard in Hotol Corridors.
11 Theatrical News.
Strange Career of Actor McDowell.
Current Dramatic Gossip.
Fight Between Indian and Grizzly.
12 Editorial.
Book Notes.
Topeka Man Writes of John Brown.
13 Woman's Page.
Flannel Waists Popular This Winter.
Popular Fads and Fancies.
Hints For the Table Menus.
14 Minister Gets Funds Through Faith.
Charles Reade's Famous Jail.
IB Autumn Fashions From Paris.
Decoration Hints From Exposition.
Care of Seasickness.
16 Story. "Dinner in a Chafing Dish."
Humor of the Day.
FOUNDJUILTY.
Youtsey Must Go to Prison For
Remainder of His Life.
Oeorgetown, Ky., Oct. 20. The jury in
the case of Henry Youtsey, on trial on
the charge of being a principal in the
Goebel assassination, returned a verdict
of guilty this morning and fixed the pen
alty at life imprisonment.
When the jury was called this morn
ing Judge Cantrill asked:
"Gentlemen, have you made a ver
dict?" The foreman, R. H. McCabe, nodded
his head.
"Pass up the papers to the clerk," said
the judge.
The sheriff passed them up, and the
clerk read the following:
"We, the jury, find the defendant
guilty, and fix his punishment at con
finement in the penitentiary for life."
"Gentlemen, is that your verdict?"
asked the judge.
"It is," was the reply.
The jury -was then discharged, and the
trial was at an end.
Attorneys for the defense are prepar
ing a motion for an arrest, of judgment,
which, if sustained, will postpone the
sentence of Youtsey till the next term
of court in February. It is likely a jury
will be empanelled as soon as practica
ble to Inquire into Youtsey's sanity.
The defense filed their motion for an
arrest of judgment and Judge Cantrill
set the trial for hearing for February 2.
Youtsey will not be sentenced before
that time. Youtsey will be taken to
the Frankfort Jail tonight for safe keep
ing. CURTIS FOR BAKER.
Topeka Congressman Springs a
Surprise at Leavenworth.
In a speech at Leavenworth Thursday
night Congressman Charles Curtis an
nounced himself for Lucien Baker for
United States senator to succeed him
self. Mr. Curtis advised the voters of Leav
worth county to send to the legislature
a Republican state senator and three
Republican representatives so that they
could go into the Republican caucus and
vote for" Lucien Baker. This is the first
pronunciation of Congresman Curtis'
stand on the senatorial question and the
friends of Senator Baker are giad to
know that he is in favor of the senator's
re-election.
DUKE ON EXHIBITION.
Holland Queen's Fiance is Shown to
Her People.
The Hague, Oct.20 Queen Wllhelmina
and her betrothed.Duke Henry of Meck-lenburg-Schwerln,
accompanied by the
queen mother, arrived here this morning
and were enthusiastically welcomed.The
future consort of the queen was pre
sented to the authorities assembled at
the railroad station. The royal party
then drove to the palace where crowds
sang the national anthem. Later the
members of the diplomatic corps arrived
at the palace and were Introduced to the
duke.
ROOSEVELT RESTS
Spends Day In Washington and
Takes Lunch WithMcKinley.
Refuses to Be Interviewed by
Newspaper Men.
GOESl TO BALTIMORE.
Will Speak In the Maryland
Metropolis Tonight.
Senator Hanna Continues His
Campaign In Nebraska.
Washington, Oct. 20. Governor Roose
velt arrived here this morning from the
west. His special train pulled into the
Sixth street statior- soon after 7 o'clock.
The governor was up and left soon for
the Arlington hotel where he had an
early breakfast.
Governor Roosevelt called at the
White House at 10:30 o'clock this morn
ing and was shown to the library where
he was soon joined by the president. The
governor was accompanied by Curtis
Guild, jr. They remained with the pres
ident for an hour, discussing the politi
cal situation. Mr. Roosevelt refused to
be interviewed, stating that he could not
at this time talk politics.
At 1:30 this afternoon he took lunch
with the president, in company with
Secretary Long and Lieutenant Com
mander W. S. Cowles, of the navy. The
governor will speak tonight in Balti
more. CHANGE OF PROGRAMME.
Baltimore, Oct. 20. The condition of
Governor Roosevelt's throat has necessi
tated several changes in the programme
laid out for his reception here tonight.
All arrangements for his reception here
have been abandoned at his request and
he will reach here at 5:40 p. m., over the
Pennsylvania railroad, remaining in his
special car for dinner and going, with
out an escort save a few members of the
state central committee including Sena
tor McComas and Chairman Goldsbor
ough to Music Hall, where he will deliv
er an address. Then he will speak for
ten minutes to those outside the hall
and returning to his special car, depart
for New York about 10 p. in.
LAST DAY IN NEBRASKA.
Senator Hanna Begins It With a
Speech, at Beatrice.
Pawnee, Neb., Oct. . 20. Senator
Hanna's speech-making on the last day
of his tour of Minnesota, South Da
kota and Nebraska began at Beatrice,
Neb., today. While' not a scheduled
stop, it was found the running schedule
would Ipermlt a. brief speech at Beatrice.
Senator Hanna, with his overcoat close
ly buttoned, mounted a stand near the
depot and addressed a large crowd. He
was very hoarse from his exertions of
yesterday, and the high wind prevailing
made outdoor speaking extremely diffi
cult. Wymore was the first scheduled stop
on today's itinerary, and there Senator
Hanna received one of the warmest
greetings he has received on the trip. A
salute from a cannon and the screaming
of half a dozen locomotive whistles
greeted the arrival of the train. Sen
ator Hanna was escorted to a speaking
stand where he talked for fifteen min
utes. He said in part:
"All through President McKinley's
term he has proved himself one of the
most wise and just presidents ever
known, equal to any emergency, prompt
to meet any condition, and he has car
ried us through the troublous times of
a war. Following it have been internal
questions of greater importance than
ever have confronted us in the history
of the country. I wantyou Nebraskans
to tell me that you are going to give us
two Republican United States senators."
"We will," shouted some one in the
audience.
"Well, now, I will remember that,"
said the senator with a laugh; "and if
you don't keep your promise, the next
time I come out here I'll wear my
horns."
The audience included a great number
cf laboring men and employes of the
railway shops, and Senator Hanna re
peated his former assertions regarding
his associations with his employes and
his recognition of organized labor.
MAN UP A TREE.
Promises Senator Hanna a Surprise
Party in Nebraska.
Humboldt, Neb., Oct. 20. At Pawnee
City today Senators Hanna and Frye
were driven for over a mile through a
blinding dust storm to the speaking
stand erected near the court house. Paw
nee City is heavily Republican and the
Republican Kaders were given an ova
tion, when they were introduced. After
Senator Frye had spoken, Mr. Hanna
said:
"My trip through Dakota and Ne
braska has satisfied me of one thing,
that is, that all clashes of people have
united in the determination that this
campaign is their campaign without re
gard for the ambitions of any candidate.
Having known the meaning of want and
hunger under a Democratic administra
tion and then having tasted the fruit of
prosperity and having found it agree
able to your taste, you want to continue
that kind of diet. I believe you are go
ing to give us a genuine surprise party."
"That's what we will. Mark," yelled a
man perched in the branches of a maple
tree nearby.
"Well, that's what the man up a tree
says, anyway," continued Mr. Hanna,
"and I will stand by what he says."
At Table Rock Senator Hanna ad
dressed a small crowd from the rei
platform of his car.
A QUICK JOURNEY.
To Canton andReturn to Be Made
by the President.
Washington, Oct. 20. The president
and Mrs. McKinley accompanied by
Secretary Cortelyou, Dr. Rixey a.id one
or two clerks, will leave here next Mon
day evening for Canton, where they will
remain until election day. According
to present plans the party will leave
Canton soon after the president has de
posited his vote on November 6, and will
arrive in Washington early in the morn
ing of the 7th.
HOW IT WAS DONE.
Two Men and Two Women Robbed
the Mills Store.
The particulars concerning the rob
bery of the Mills dry goods store have at
last filtered through to the public.
The robbery was committed by two
men and two women on Saturday night.
The women located the silks on Satur
day by questioning the clerks and ask
ing to be shown the goods. . The four
people during the day purchased four
telescoies, and Saturday morning a hack
was ordered to go to Eighth avenue and
Jackson street, and the four with their
telescopes entered the hack and w-ere
driven to the Rock Island depot, where
they took the train for Kansas City.
No trace of the goods or robbers has
been found in Kansas City.
DEADLOCpuLDS.
End of Strike Remains Out of
Sight.
Hazleton, Pa., Oct. 20. President
Mitchell, of the United Mine Workers,
practically admitted to a representative
of the Associated Press that if every
operator in the region was to post no
tices similar to those that are now be
ing tacked up by some of the mine .own
ers this action would in itself probably
not end the strike. He was asked if all
the companies were to post such no
tices what his next step would be. At
first he hesitated and then replied:
"Under the conditions laid down by
the Scranton miners' convention there
could be no partial resumption of work."
When it was suggested that his reply
did not answer the question, he said:
"Well, all I will say is that if all the
companies post notices it would clear up
matters considerably. It would remove
some of the obstacles that now present
themselves."
This is the first public statement that
Mr. Mitchell has made bearing on a set
tlement of the contest since the op
erators at Scranton took their decided
stand that the reduction of powder price
must be considered in figuring out the
advance in wages.
Notices similar to those already posted
by individual operators in this region
were issued today by three more com
panies. They were J. S. Wer.tz & Co.,
operating Silver Brook colliery; Dodson
& Co., owners of mines at Morea and
Beaver Brook, and the Mill Creek Coal
company which operates collieries at
Buck Mountain and New Boston in
Schuylkill county.
Tyler and McTurk, who operate a
washery at Audenreid, employing about
50 men, have posted a notice given em
ployes an increase in wasres of 10 per
cent. The only large individual opera
tors in this region that have not posted
what Is known as the second notice, are
Coxe Bros. & Co., G. B. Markle & Co.,
and the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal
company. There is much interest mani
fested here as to what steps, if any the
Markle firm will take. This firm is the
only one in this region which has not
consented to give its employes an in
crease of any sort.
The members of the firm maintain a
strict silence.
Mr. Mitchell Is said to be contemplat
ing a trip to Scranton next week, but
for what purpose is not known. Noth
ing has been said here about another
convention, and there is no probability of
a conference of strike leaders here to
day. ROBBED BY NEGROES.
Charles Hale Relieved of $45
Has Women Arrested.
Policeman Miler last night arrested
Mary Wade and Lucreta Bartle on the
charge of highway robbery. The wo
men are both colored and are well
known to the police, having been Impli
cated in several deals similar to the one
last night.
Charles Hale, who -lives at Emporia,
met Officer Miler on his beat last night
about 12 o'clock and told him that the
women had taken $45 from him. The
officer soon found the women and took
them to the station, where they denied
all knowledge of the affair, but when
they were searched a $10 bill was found
in the hair of the Wade woman, and
then she confessed that she had helped
in the "hold up." She said that a third
woman. Anna Ellis, was implicated in
the robber', but this morning admitted
that she had lied.
Mr. Hale appeared at the court this
morning and swore out a warrant for the
women. They then told that they had
throw n the balance of the money in the
area way in front of Stoker's store, as
they were being taken to the station.
All the money was recovered except
ing J 5.
There are a number of negro women
who are engaged in this business in the
city, but the police have been unable to
stop them because no one who was
robbed would appear and make a com
plaint. As a consequence the women
seem to think they are Immune, and
have carried their work along with a
high hand.
ADLAI C03IES WEST.
Mr.
Stevenson Will Campaign
Michigan Next Week.
In
Chicago, Oct. 20. Adlai E. Stevenson,
vice presidential candidate on the Dem
ocratic ticket, will arrive In Chicago to
night and depart for a campaigning tour
in Michigan Sunday nig-nt. Senator
Hanna will return to Chicago tomorrow
morning. He is billed to speak at
Goshen. Ind.. on October SI, in the after
noon and at South Bend, Ind., in the
evening.
An Extra Good Record.
Many cases have been reported lately
of parties who have used Gavitt's Pain
Extractor for Cuts. Scratches and
Bruises, and saved them from Blood
Poison. Price 50 cents. All Druggists.
Alabama's Population.
Washington, Oct. 20. Late today, the
census bureau announced that the pop
ulation of Alabama is 1. 828.697, as against
1.513.017 in lSKO. The increase is 215,680,
or 20.8 per cent.
LAST HOPE GONE.
Oora Paul Will Get No Help In
Europe.
Germany Sides With Enj
Against Boers.
land
A MATTER OF TRADE.
The Kaiser Thinks His Course
Will Help Germany
In Her Commercial Relations
With South Africa.
London, Oct. 20. "I believe," said
Emperor William recently, "that It Is
to Germany's advantage for England to
have the Boer republics." The complete
accuracy of this important quotation,
which gained strength from the fact
that it was not said with any idea of
repetition, or for the sake of mollifying
some British diplomat, is reliably
vouched for. The remark was made in
the course of a conversation between the
emperor and one of the leading Ger
mans, whose advice in matters of com
mercial policy his majesty greatly re
lies upon, and who, by the way, is not
a lover of Great Britain and her works.
Through a recent visit of this individual
to England the Associated Press secured
knowledge of what may be fairly de
scribed as the emperor's candid opinion
of the South African matter.
For several days the English and con
tinental papers have contained hints,
and even assertions, that Russia, France
and Germany are contemplating joint,
action witn the idea of coercing Great
Britain into granting at least a degree of
independence to the Boers. Several cor
respondents have adduced the most cir
cumstantial details to prove the exist
ence of this undercurrent of projected
diplomacy between the powers men
tioned, and w hile the English public has
grown inured to intervention rumors,
this latest revival has secured no small
degree of credence and has even affect
ed the markets.
Whether Russia and France ever con
templated such action is not Known, but
the circumstances under which Emperor
William spoke effectually and definitely
dispose of all possibility of any Euro
pean intervention, for It is acknowl
edged on all sides that Itussia and
France would not act without Germany.
There is even further significance in his
majesty's pronouncement, for since he
made the statement referred to his in
terviewer has conferred with the Boer
delegates. This occurred only a few
days ago, and it can be inferred that
Dr. Leyds, the diplomatic agent of the
Transvaal, was. informed that It would
be hopeless to expect any. aid from Em
peror William towards the interven
tion campaign planned to synchronize
with Mr. Kruger's arrival In Europe.
The British foreign office professes
ignorance of any secret intentions on the
part of continental powers in regard to
a settlement of the trouble in South Af
rica, and indeed appears genuinely to
disbelieve the possibility of any such
thing happening. How it would meet
such an eventuality, however, can be
judged from an expression used by an
official who Is regarded as being more in
Lord Salisbury's confidence than any
other man. and who said to a represen
tative of the Associated Press:
"What! Interference mooted again?
Why we would fight all Europe first."
To what extent Great Britain may be
indebted to Emperor William for ren
dering such a serious alternative un
necessary can only be surmised, but it is
not doubted here that the anti-British
feeling among the people of France daily
gains virulence and that it Is not likely
to be decreased by the presence of ex
Presldent Kruger in Europe. The As
sociated Press further learns his majes
ty's conviction that it would be to Ger
many's advantage to have the British
control the Boer republics, sprang ap
parently not from any Idea of gaining
counter concessions, or from a general
policy of friendship but from a distinct
idea that Germany's commerce would
be Immensely benefited thereby and
that the adjacent German territory
would be improved, because he implicitly
trusts that the German manufacturers
and German shipping interests can cut
the ground from under their British
rivals even In the latter's own territory.
The elections are over and parliament
is prorogued for a month, so the condi
tion of affairs In Ireland is engrossing
the attention of the leading Englishmen.
The gravity of the Irish situation has
been pointed out in these dispatches, but
only now is England waking up to a
realization of the fact that the next few
years promise to be among the most
stormy which ever marked the history
of Ireland. Mr. Michael Davitt has pre
pared and circulated for the signatures
of Nationalists an address to former
President Kruger expressing admiration
and sympathy for the latter referring to
England as an "oppressor," to the war
as "wicked and dishonest" and saying:
"Seldom in history has such a noble
stand been made for political liberty by
a band of free men against an over
whelming horde of mercenaries In the
pay of those w ho coveted their land and
gold and hated their independence. The
names of the mountains and plains of
your republic will take a ;lace in history
beside Marathon, Sempa n and Bunker
Hill as incentives in the strivings for
human liberty."
Commenting on this, the Dublin In
dependent, which represents the Healy
section, suggests that the freedom of
Dublin be conferred on ex-President
Kruger. while the guardians of the
North Dublin Union have sent an ad
dress to the Queen of Holland thanking
her for sheltering Mr. Kruger and re
gretting the Boers had come under the
heel of a nation "remarkable for its cru
elty, covetousness and rapacity."
Commenting upon these utterances,
even the Liberal Chronicle admits it Is
quite impossible for any alliance to ex
ist between the Liberal and Nationalist
parties. In the meantime the bitternes
of the Conservative fight over Rt. Hon.
Horace Curzon Plunkett (one of the
most important government officials In
Ireland, who ran for the south division
of Dublin county in the Conservative
interest and was defeated by the Na
tionalist candidate, owing it is alleged
to Mr. Curzon's friendship for a Cath
olic lady of Dublin), and the Nationalist
sr'it between the followers of Messrs.
Healy and O'Brien, continues resulting
in unending correspondence, and all
signs portend, as the Times and other
papers ruefully admit, a period of unex
ampled unrest in Ireland.
The revival of the "School for Scan
dal" at the Haymarket and the pro
duction of Captain Marshall's "The
Noble Lord" at the Criterion with the
Galveston benefit ot Drnry T.an ri
Keen the only notable theatrical events
of the week, and none of these was r
stirring interest from a theatrical point
of view.
PRICE OF LAND
Disenssed by Col. Bryan In a
Speech at Corning.
Bates, N. Y., Oct. 20. In his fpwrh at
Corning Mr. Bryan again referral to the
price of farm lands, saying:
"Farm lands are not worth & mm h
today as they were 25 years apo, Yen
terday morning at Auburn I found m
a Republican paper a statement thnl a.
farm had sold for less than 17 an
at auction, alOiouc.li It was bubiwiI lor
taxes at $15 an acre. You farmers t
to know why you are going- to .""id '
money to develop the Philippine. hi
don't they develop this country? Why
Is it they do not employ their money
in establishing Industrie? pecauw th-s
trusts are shutting down Industrie lit
this country. It used to b under "a
Democratic administration that If for
any cause a mill was closed every Re
publican knew about It and he blamed
the administration. But a mill trust
shut down six mills at West Superior.
"Yet at Binghumton I round Unit lb
trusts had shut down a tannery and .
match factory, and you will find 1 1 uv r
this country these factories shut down;
and If you attempt to encage In busin"
you will have to risk bankruptcy be
cause a trust will come into your tenl
tory and undersell you there while It
plunders all the rest of the people of tt
country t keep up prices."
Concluding his speech Mr. Hrjmi
said :
"If you want the trunts to grow. vot.
the Republican ticket; if you want lb"
trust to go. vote mr ticket. if yet
want the standing army to grow. voi
the Republican ticket; but if you want
the large army with all of tin hitoiii
panylng evils to ko, vote thu Demo
cratic ticket. If you want lini'-i ta 1 ism
to grow, vote the Republican, ticket ; hut.
if you want Imperialism to ko. voi. th
Democratic ticket, and If succevst'iil w
will try to bring the nation tiai k to 1 1
fundamental principle of me fatheis
and place it firmly again on the cfinsii
tution and the declaration of Ind. pend
ence as Its chief foundation stone."
friIgfTtfuUtale
Of Pillage, Outrage and Murder
by Musselinans.
Paris, Oct. 20. A special dinpntch frotm
Constantinople to the Petit Bleu
new and frightful massacres of Armen
ians have Just occurred in the disti l' t of
Dlarbeklr. The Musselinans. It Is mn
serted pillaged, outraged and killed dur
ing five days without the Intervention ''f
Turkish troop. Eiiiht villages, it Is no
ded were entirely dtroyed nnd burm-'!
ERROR MAI BE C0IU1ECTE1
Attorney General OoUard Takes Broad
View of Fusion jticket Error.
Attorney General Ccilard today ren
dered an opinion of interest upon a pe
culiar complication concerning nomi
nees for the legislature by the Demo
crats and Populist In Osage county.
The Populist in filing nomination pa
pers with the county clerk show that
Gustave ljiisen Is the nominee for rep
resentative in the Thirty-fifth diKtini;
that Henry M. Thomas I the nomine"
for the same office in the Thirty-six' h
district.
Later the Democrats filed nominal Ion
papers for these candidates but the or
der was reversed; that In the Populist
nominee In the Thirty-fifth district
certified as the nominee for the Thirl v
sixth district and the nominee for th
Thirty-sixth, accordinnr to the oiluin.il
papers, was by the lemHrntie docu
ments, made the nominee for the Thii ty
fifth. Charles V. Hohba, county i lei k, wn
at a loss as to how to deal with the com
plication thereby priNluoerl and asked
Mr. Godard for an opinion.
Replying to this inquiry today. Mr.
Godard tells Mr. llobba that he should
correct what neems to he a technic,!
error, and not follow the strict letter of
the law which would deprive thy? cumil
dates of the opportunity the Secure tic
combined Populist and Democratic vH
Mr. Godard says:
"Under ordinary circumstances it in
your duty to place Uin the ballot th -names
of the nominee of any party :n
they are first certified to you. but tii. te
are circumstance s under which you h;io
a right to act differently, in my opinio;'.
Section 143 of chapter 'Mi, general st.il
utes of provides In case a cun li-
datc who hus been duly nominated un
der the provisions of this act li s ( for
election day. or decline the nomination
as in this act pioviderl, or shoni l m y
certificate of nomination be In Id iiiKii'l'
clent or Inoperative by the nrllri r wii'i
whom they may be filed, the vriumi y
or varam les thim occasioned may b
filled by the political party or the p. i -sons
making the original nominal l;u:."
RACERS TO ENGLAND.
Whitney and Keene Sond Over a
String of Thoroughbreds.
New York. Oct. 20. William . Whit
ney and James R. Ke re have en' ri
placed a consignment of ten horses i
board the steamship Minnehaha, which
sails today. They will carry ih Whit
ney and Keene colors to victory. It is
fondly expected, at the English imi t
lngs. Just which selections have been mad
from the respective stabl'-s has not yet
been made public.
Jockey Nash Turner will e bv 111
next passenger steamship, lie will rid'!
under the Whitney colors.
It is Mid Mr. Whitney's consentient
consists of the two-ycar-ol.ls I. uke Want.
Morning Side. Elizabeth M.. Prime
Charles. Holsteln and Elkhoi-n; the
year-olds Killachatulra. Kiimnnwrk and
Delay and Jean I'.eraud. Janu s i:. Keene.
It is reported, sends five yearli -. the
vears-olds Olympian, Cap and lii iIh and
Noonday and the .'1-year-olds I' ti ucni .. .
G. B. Hill contributes his hurdle nicer
Klondike.
A consignment of yearlinps. the prop
erty of Eugene Leigh, will be sent t.
England on the liner Nomadii .
By the same steamer Ed t'orrig.-tn will
ship three horses, two fillies and one celt
by Riley, one of whose get already in
winner in England.
' Weather Indications.
Chicago, Oct, 20 Forecast for Kansrm:
Threatening with showers tnnb'ht ncl
in southeast portion Sundii y ii wl'-r ; h ;U
southerly Eh;fi.lnjg to northwest v.inua.

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