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TWO CENTS. LAST EDITlCli THURSDAY j VEXING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, NOVEMBER 22, 1900. THURSDAY EVENING. 1 7 i TRAINSJRUH WILD Engineers on Colorado Roads Plange Through Storm "Without Orders or Headlights on Their Engines. STACKS ARE INVISIBLE Trainmen Compelled to Feel Their Way in Places. Trains Sustain Much Damage From the Elements. Denver, Colo., Xor..2. Owing to the demolition of telegraph and telephone wires south and west of Denver, very little news of the havoc caused by the cyclone which has prevailed in those jjortiona of Colorado has reached here. Trains were run without telegraphic orders and are arriving hours behind schedule time. Delayed trains bringing tired and oc casionally frightened passengers brought fragmentary news of the storm at Colo rado Springs and along the road from Pueblo to Denver. The last two trains to arrive in Denver reached here about midnight and brought reports that up to 8:30 o'clock the hurricane was still raging and. if anything, increasing in force. As far as could be learned there were no fatalities, but great damage was done to property. Ail aiong the Denver & Rio Grande, Colorado Southern and the Santa Fe roads, the wires and telegraph poles were blown down and the engineers were compelled to grope their way through the storm belt without train orders, running on the rights of the train numbers and taking chances on collisions. Only by good luck and through the exercise of exceptional judgment were collisions and the added horrors of wrecks avoided. Nearly every train that came into the union depot bore marks of the storm's fury. Coach windows were blown out, the glass in the engine cabs were broken and the headiightsand coach lampsextinguished. from Fountain to Monument trains were run through the storm with sand blowing in such dense volumes that at times the engineers could not see the smokestack of their engines. There were several passengers on the trains who were in Colorado Springs during the etorm and none of them had seen or heard of any personal injuries, though all reported heavy property losses. Kngineer F. F. Desmond, of train No. 4, on the Denver & Rio Grande, was the last engineer to run safely through the i-.urricane. He left Pueblo at 7 o'clock and after leaving Fountain ran into the hurricane. From that time on, except during a stop at Colorado Springs, he v.as compelled to run by guess work. No orders could be had and the train was run on its rights, as the ruling train and having the right of way. It was only at intervals in passing through cuts that the track ahead could be seen. The cab windows were blown out by the wind and it was impossible to keep the headlight or cab lights lit. A lan tern was placed in the headlight, but the wind was so strong that even this well protected light was blown out. It was not until Monument was reached that train orders were to be had. The etorm was left behind after Palmer Lake was reached. Just ahead of No. 4 was No. 3. of the Colorado & Southern. Kngineer George Gray reported that he had never seen a. worse storm. "It was impossible to see ahead of the engine." said he. "The sand was flying f thick that I could not see the stack. The windows on the left side of the cab were blown out and the headlight could not be kept lighted. Telegraph poles were down all along the road and we iiad to run without orders. I saw many houses blown down in Colorado Springs, but could not learn that any one had been hurt." The two sensational runs were those made by trains Xo. 2 and Xo. 10 on the Denver & Rio Grande. Engineer Wm. Cook was on train Xo. 2. He was un able to get orders after leaving Pueblo. "W hen he reached Sand Creek at Kelker, the sand was flying so thick that he x-ould not see the bridge and he stopped in the cut to wait in the hope that the storm would abate. He lay there for r.early an hour and at last one of the train crew volunteered to crawl over the roadbed to the bridge and inspect the structure. The bridge is nearly 200 feet long and is about a quarter mile the other side of the station at Kelker. The trainman managed to creep up to the bridge and found it safe. It was impossible to walk and the trip occu pied nearly an hour, the distance being about a half mile. Xo. 2 passed ovei Fafely and after waiting at Colorado Springs until certain that the right of way could be had ran through the storm to Monument, where orders were re ceived. In passing through the storm, the train was damaged to a considerable extent but no one was injured. Colorado Springs. Nov. 22. The storm of yesterday started at 10 o'clock but did not become severe until 12:30. The plant of the Colorado Springs Electric company is badly damaged, the steel stacks being blown down. The high school building was damaged a great deal. A large part of the slate roof of the Temple theater a? ripped off in large sections and many business blocks are also much damaged, the roofs and car Bices being torn off. The tire department had five alarms and in running against the wind the horses have been almost worn out, but the flames in all cases have been con trolled. The streets are filled with trees, bro ken signs, etc. All wires are down ex cept one telephone wire to Denver. The city was without lisht last night. The scaffolding has been blown down and scattered on Pike's Peak and Cas cade avenues from Stratton's new mining exchange building at Pike's Peak and Nevada avenues and from the Antler's hotel on Cascade avenue at the foot of Pike's Peak avenue. All wire com munication with different parts ef tha city is down and the extent of the dam age is unknown. Pike's Peak avenue is covered with wreckage. It is feared that a number of persons are injured. The aerometer at the college showed tha wind to be seventy miles an hour. BADLY SCARRED. Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 22. The eun rose this morning in a city badly scarred and wrecked, but not discour aged by the most frightful ordeal in its history. The gale began to subside about midnight, when it was blowing at the rate of about fifty or sixty miles an hour, and it has continued gradually to abate since that hour. Its high veloc ity", as reported by the weather bureau at Colorado college, was SZ miles an hour. , No loss of life has been reported. Ed gar T. Ensisn. formtr'v state forestry commissioner, w&s caught under a fall ing pole on Tejoti street near the El Paso club and pinioned to the ground. He has a compound fracture of one leg and internal injuries that will, in view of his advanced age, probably prove fatal. The damage is greater in the business part of the city. The El Paso National bank, Durkee building, Gidding block, opera house, high school, postoffice, Antlers' livery stable. Colorado Springs Transfer company and mining exchange buildings, all in the center of the city had roofs torn off, or badly damaged and wreckage blockades the principal streets. Plate glass windows all over the city are shattered and the loss in these alone will amount to many thou sands of dollars. From sections of the city outlying, reports have come of destruction of many small dwelling houses. In Ivy Wild, a suburb. Smith's green house was blown down and burn ed. There were about a dozen alarms of fire during the day and night. Fire men did valiant service and prevented the spread of the flames. Mayor Robinson is commended on all sides for bis prompt action in organiz ing a committee of safety. Major Shapcott was placed In charge and he at once organized a force to pa trol the streets and instructions were positive to show no mercy to anybody starting a fire in the streets. At 2 o'clock this morning the chief of police and Mayor Robinson announced that at least 100 frame residences had been crushed, or wrecked completely by the gale. They also announced that thousands of shade trees have been torn up by the roots. The wire situation in the city is ap palling. Few telephones are in service and not a single toll line wire a mile outside the city. The car lines are in even worse shape. Trolley wires are down and street cars on their backs, being overturned by the wind. The Postal Telegraph company has not a single wire anywhere. The Western Union has only the one to Kansas City over the Rock Island. Between Denver and the Springs. many miles of pole lines are down and will re quire weeks to replace. SANTA FE HARD HIT. Pueblo, Col., Nov. 22. Only meagre details have reached here of the extent of the damage wrought by the hurricane that prevailed east, south and north of Pueblo yesterday. Telegraphic and tele phonic communication is almost entire ly cut off. The Santa Fe has one stretch of 2ti5 poles on the ground. The little information obtainable in the vicinity of Pueblo is that the high wind has extended south to the New Mexico line, east beyond La Junta.north to Palmer Lake and west to Salida. At Cuchara and Rouse, wires were torn down. Two boxcars were blown off the track at Rouse. HOW XT HAPPENED. Denver, Nov. 22. "The cause of this visitation of wind dates back to last week," said Local Forecaster Branden burg, "when a cyclonic storm prevailed upon the coasts of Washington and Ore gon and anti-cyclonic conditions were in evidence in Alberta and Montana. Cyclonic storms at this season that en ter the United States from the Pacific usually follow what is known as the northern track, across Washington, Montana, North Dakota and the British border to the lakes and thence across to New England. "The pressure of the strong anti-cv- clonic condition that existed in this storm pathway formed a barrier to the progress of the cyclonic storm that sought its usual course across the con tinent and as a result, when the front of the cyclone of the low pressure area movea eastward it was deflected from its usual path and traveled southeast into Utah and Colorado, where the pressure remained low for two or three days. "Westerly and southwesterly winds, with high temperature, have prevailed in Colorado and southeastern Wyoming, while just north of the low center in South Dakota and western Wyoming much colder weather has prevailed and snow has been falling. The high wind in Colorado was confined to the eastero slope." DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT $73,000. Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 22. The wnid storm which swept over the Pike's peak region yesterday afternoon and last night was the worst ever exper ienced in this state and lasted sixteen hours. The period of greatest intensity was from 2 p. m. to 9 p. m. There was no loss of life. The damage is estimated at $75,000. The telephone and telegraph companies sustained heavy losses. The greatest velocity attained by the wind was about 8 o'clock last evening, when eighty miles an hour was reported by the weather bureau at Colorado col lege. At that hour the Durkee building and El Paso bank block in the center of the business section were partially de molished, causing a loss of $20,000. Many small residences on the out skirts were demolished. The etorm subsided about daybreak today and calm, with warm weather, prevails today. The business section presents a dis mantled aspect and all business is suspended for the day. The schools were able to resume duty, although many of the school buildings were damaged. Preservation of life was undoubtedly assisted by the action of electric com panies in shutting down all their plants at 2 p. m. yesterday and later by the word of the linemen in severing all main light wires though the city. The Rapid Transit lines have been paralyzed for twenty-four hours- The storm was not in the nature of a cyclone, but rather a steady blow, oc casioned by the excessive drop of tem perature and condensation of atmos phere two days ago. popTfaints. Overcome by Fatigue and Obliged to Take to Bed. Faris, Nov. 22. A dispatch to the Temps from Rome says the pope, yester day, visited the Basilica of St. Peters and experienced such fatigue that he had to take to his bed. It la further claimed that he fainted twice. Traversed British Lines. Maseru, Basutoland. Nov. 20. (Tues day) Natives report that former Presi dent Steyn and 3en. De Wet, with a thousand men, traversed the British lines between Alexandria and Warring hams tsore and attacked a British post, subsequently retiring by the road to De Wetsdorp, in the Orange River colony. Weather Indications. Chicago, Nov. 22. Foreeast for Kan sas: Snow and colder tonight with cold wave in southern portion; Friday partly cloudy and colder in southern portion; brisk northerly winds. QF.1 PAUL LANDS Arrival of the Boer President at Marseilles. Is Greeted With an Enthus iastic Demonstration. THOUSANDS CHEER HIM From the Gelderland Deck to His Hotel. Forced to Appear and Speak to His Admirers. Declares His People Will Never Surrender. A ROAR OF CHEERS Greets This Announcement of the Transvaal's Head. Marseilles, Nov. 22. Paul Kruger, former president of the South African republic, landed here at 10:45 a. m. Mr. Kruger cannot but be elated at the warmth of his reception by the peo ple of Marseilles today. He may be said to have been borne on an irresistible 3 :-.y( 1 "77 , PRESIDENT KRl'GER. (From his very latest photograph.) wave of enthusiasm from the landing stage to his hotel. The broad streets and boulevards through wmcn tne route lay presented a perfect sea of human be ings, all gathered there prompted by the unanimous desire to welcome the aged Boer statesman. From the moment the white, 12-oared barge left the side of the Gelderland, with Mr. Kruger, who appeared to be in good health, sitting in her stern, sur rounded bv the Boer representatives, in cluding Dr. Leyds and Messrs. Fischer and Wessels, a storm of cheering broke and never ceased until Mr. Kruger en tered his hotel. Even then a vast con course of people remained in front of the building until Mr. Kruger appeared on the balcony where he had to remain for some time, uncovered, acknowledg ing the acclamation of his thousands of admirers, who continued cheering until they were hoarse with shouting. Replying to the storm of acclamations from the solid block of thousands of en thusiastic people, Mr. Kruger said the warm reception given him today would do much to soothe the wounds in his heart. The Boers, he added, will never sacrifice their freedom. They will rath er be exterminated to the last man. Replying to the addresses of welcome to the presidents of the Paris and Mar seilles committees, Mr. Kruger spoke in Dutch in a low voir e, accompanying his words with energetic movements of his hat, which he held in his right hand. Af ter thanking the committees for the warmth of the reception accorded him and expressing gratitude for the sym pathy he had received from the French government, he spoke of the war aa ter rible and barbarously conducted by the British. He said: WILL NEVER SURRENDER. "I have fought with savages, but the present war is even worse. We will nev er surrender. We are determined to fight to the last extremity and if the repub lics of the Transvaal and Orange Free State lose their independence, it will be because they have lost every man, wo man and child." This declaration, which Mr. Kruger made dispelled at once any impression that he intends to accept a compromise from the British government. His an nouncement was greeted with a roar of cheers and cries of "Vive Kruger,""Vive Lea Boers," "Vive la Liberte." The scene at the landing place was an animated one. The decks of all the steamers in the Lyons basin were crowded with sight-seers. The crowd swelled to great proportions as the news spread through the city, that the Gel derland had entered the harbor. A cold northwest wind which set in during the night cleared away yester day's clouds and the morning broke fresh, but with bright sunshine. The inner harbor was all the gayer for the decoration of a number of French yachts with multi colored flags and pen nants, among which Boer flags were prominently displayed. The Gelderland was sighted several miles out at 7 in the morning and Dr. Leyds and Messrs. Fischer and Wessels, an interpreter and Dr. Van Hammel im mediately proceeded to the Dutch war ship in a steam launch and boarded her. ' 1 1 ' l ii 1 1 ijjiv m I A conference between the Boer leaders ensued, while the Gelderland was slow ed down behind the Island of the Cha teau d'If. She remained there until 10 o'clock when she steamed into the outer harbor firing a salute of 21 guns, to which a shore battery replied. CHEERS FOR KRUGER. A flotilla of pleasure steamboats and row boats cruised around the Gelder land immediately after she had reached her moorings, their occupants cheering for Mr. Kruger and the Boers. The reception committee of which Senator Pauliat was the president, had been waiting in the cold damp morning air for two hours when a boat from the Gelderland landed Dr. Van Hammel, the bearer of a message saying Mr. Kruger could not land for another two hours. The messenger explained that the commander of the Gelderland, be fore Mr. Kruger left Dutch territory (otherwise the Dutch war ship), desired to render him the honors due to a president of the South African republic and the commander also wished the offi cers and crew of the Gelderland to take a solemn farewell of Mr. Kruger who would leave the ship with a guard of honor, drawn up on her deck. For this ceremony the sailors would don their full dress, which would involve a delay of a couple of hours. This message dumbfounded the mem bers of the committee, who were unable to conceal their annoyance as they recog nized that such delay would dislocate all the arrangements and lead to the dispersal of the immense concourse along the route. The president of the committee thereupon explained the sit uation to Dr. Van Hammel and urged him to persuade Mr. Kruger to land without delay, as otherwise he feared that the Marseilles people, who had al ready experienced disappointment yes terday would come disgusted and the demonstration would collapse. THE TRIP ASHORE. Dr. Van Hammel left with this mes sage and there was great relief when a reply was soon receicedto the effect that Mr. Kruger would land in twenty min utes. The Gelderland was decorated with flags in rainbow fashion. An outburst of cheering from on board the vessels in the harbor announced to those await ing to receive him that Mr. Kruger had left the Gelderland' and a few minutes later the barge of the Gelderland, with the Dutch flag flying at her stern, a gold laced officer standing at the tiller and a group of civilians sitting in her stern, in the center of which was the unmis takable figure of the Boer president was seen approaching the landing stage. His companions, Messrs. Fischer, Wessels and others, were bareheaded. Mr. Kruger was wearing a tall hat bound with deep crepe and much the worse for wear, a thick dark overcoat and muffler and steel rimmed spectacles. As he approached the shore he raised his hat and acknowledged the cheering. He seemed strong and had no need of a helping arm from the barge to the shore. PARIS' WELCOME. Paris, Nov. 22. The programme of the welcome to be extended to President Kruger is held in abeyance for the scrutiny of the president. Extraordinary police precautions have been taken about the Hotel Scribe, in the vicinity of wh'- U are many English stores, which it is feared the crowd in its enthusiasm might injure. The whole of the second floor of the Hotel Scribe has been retained for the use of Mr. Kruger and his suite. It has been decided that the municipal council will offer the former Boer presi dent a reception. sullivanTead. Writer of Popular Comic Operas Is No More. Drops From Heart Failure and Expires Quickly. London, Nov. 22. Sir Arthur Sullivan., the musical composer, is dead, the result of heart failure. His d?ath was very sudden. It oc curred at 9 o'clock this morning. While he was laughing and talking in a house here fie fell down and died within a few minutes of heart failure. He had been ailing for some time, but it was not be lieved his heart was affected. Recently he had been in in, better health than for some weeks past. Arthur S. Sullivan, the English com poser, was f6 years of age, being born in London in 1S44. He was instructed by his father, a music teacher, and sang for three years when a boy at the Chapel Royal. At the age of 14 he gained the Men delssohn scholarship and continued his studies at the Royal academy under John Gloss and Sir Sterndale Bennett. He then studied under Rietz, Haupt- THE LATE SIR. ARTHUR SULLIVAN. mann and Moscheles, in Leipsic, and composed the incidental music to Shake speare's "Tempest," performed for tha first time at the crystal palace In 1862. He soon after composed an opera, never played, with the libretto by Chor ley, entitled "The Sapphire Necklace." He has written three cantatas, "Kenil worth," "On Land and Sea" and the "Bride of Neath Valley." Also a sym phony performed at Liverpool in 166, several overtures. three operettas. "Thespia." "Contrabandifcta" and "Box and Cox," and two oratorios, "The Prod igal Son," produced at the Worcester festival in 1868, and "The Light of the World," produced at the Birmingham festival In 173. He has also composed songs and piano music, including "The Songs of the Wrer.s," for which the words were writ ten by Alfred Tennyson. Among his later works are the three comic operas, the "Mikado," "Pinafore" and "Pirates of Pensance." SERVANTS TELL, Those Employed in Sells House hold on the Stand. All Tell of Frequent Tisits of Men. WATCHED FOR LYONS. Mrs. Ella Davis Waited For Him Until He Came Out. Miss Kelly Saw "Shadows" but Would Tell No More. The servants of the Sells household have had their inning. They told some interesting things all corroborative of the testimony given by others. Misa Maggie Kerwin, the good looking housekeeper of W. H. Fish, was the first witness placed on the stand. Miss Ker win was well dressed, handsome and apparently well educated, as she talked with a refined accent and used the most carefully correct English. She was manifestly nervous when on the stand at first, but gave her testimony clearly and coolly. Miss Kerwin testified that, because of an injury to her "limb," she was unable to rest at night. She was forced to rise frequently and change her position, and often found it restful to look out of the window towards the Sells residence. During these painful vigils Miss Ker win frequently saw two men call at Mrs. Sells' residence. She described their personal appearance carefully.and.while she did not testify of personal knowl edge to their names, they were recogniz ed as Lyons and Bott. She first noticed them in 1S97. They visited about three or four times a week, and kept it up during the circus season. They ceased their visits in the fall of 1899. Their visits were usually made be tween S o'clock and 8:30 in the evening. Mrs. Sells usually watched for them from the windows of Miss Florence's room. When Mr.Sells was at home the house would be lighted brilliantly from top to bottom. It looked like an illumination in his honor. When Peter was on the road, however, the house was dimly lighted. Here followed the oft-given tes timony as to the remarkable antics of the lights during the visits of Bott and Lyons. Usually the visitors 'outlasted Misa Kerwin, who would be in bed and asleep before they left. Once or twice, late at night, she saw them leave. Several times Miss Florence called at the Fish residence during the calls of her moth er's friends. The two mysterious visi tors never called together, nor did they ever call when Peter Sells was at home. On cross-examination Miss Kerwin testified that friends of Miss Florence frequently called in the afternoon and evening, and at times visitors remained for days at a time in the house. As a general rule, these persons were visitors to Miss Florence, although several times to her knowledge Mrs. Sells entertained. During the summer time Miss Kerwin spent a large part of her evenings on the front or rear porch of the Fish resi dence. Mr. Huling attempted to connect Miss Kerwin with the lawn sprinkling, which was apparently a continuous per formance at the Fish house, but failed, as Miss Kerwin declared she seldom handled the hose. Miss Kerwin avoided all of Mr. Huling's traps, and came out of the cross-examination with flying colors. Mrs. Ella Davis, the former cook in the Sells household, was next placed on the stand. Mrs. Davis is a lady of a certain age, and looks like a most com petent cook. Mrs. Davis testified that previous to becoming the Sells' chef she had filled a similar position in thehou3e holds of Mrs. H. T. Chittenden and Mrs. George Monypenny. Mrs. Davis saw Mr. Lyons at the Sells residence, play cards and billiards with Mr. Sells. When Mr. Sells was away from home she saw Lyons call at the house. Once she ran into him about 11 o'clock one night outside the side door, and Lyons declared he wanted to see Fred, the coachman. Then she recognized Lyons, and, not believing his statement, she passed on into the house. A squabble arose over the admission of this conversation. Mr. Sater said: "It doesn't matter. We'll have Lyons back on the stand and he can tell." Colonel Holmes He can't give incom petent testimony. Mr. Booth And we hope that he will only give truthful testimony. Msr. Davis told of one evening she was sitting in the yard, when Lyons rode up suddenly on his wheel and en tered the house without ringing. Later Mrs. Sells came to her and said that she was sick and was going to bed. No one was to be admitted. A Mrs. Kellogg called later to see Mrs. Sells, but Mrs. Davis refused to admit her to Mrs. Sells' presence. Miss Florence, the housemaid and the coachman were at the Buffalo Bill show that night. Mrs. Sells had furnished the tickets for this household treat. She had ask ed Mrs. Davis to go to the theater, but the cook did not care to. The last the cook saw of Mrs. Sells that night she was clothed in a silk night dress or wrapper. Mrs. Davis sat in the yard for two hours waiting for Lyons to come out. At last he did so, mounted his wheel and rode rapidly away. Peter Sells was not at home on the night in question. Lyons paid other visits to the house, usually coming on his wheel. He placed the wheel under the dining room win dow. Mrs. Sells admitted him. On one such occasion Mrs. Davis ad mitted Lyons at the front door, and he asked if the folks were in. She remem bered that he called other times, but was not able to go into details on the matter. On cross examination it develoBed that Mrs. Davis once left the Sells' em ploy because of a disagreement with Mrs. Sells. She returned later, as did a houseman who left at the same time. Lyons and other men frequently call ed during Mr. Sells' stay at his home On such occasions Lyons entered by the front door. On other occasions Lyons frequently entered by the side door. The "silk wrapper" of which Mrs. Davis told of Mrs. Sells wearing on the night of the Buffalo Bill show, when she pleaded illness and went to bed, proved, on cross examination, to be the usual attire of Mrs. Sells, who frequently wore it about the house. Mary Kelly, who began to work for Mrs. Sells as cook In 1S9S, testified that she quit work last Christmas. On May 2. 1899, she saw a short, heavy-set man pass in the side door. From the descrip tion this was apparently Bott. Mary was then occupying a position of ob servation. "I was sitting outside the door where no one could go In or out without me seeing them." "Why?" asked Mr. Peters, who con ducted the examination. "I wanted to see if what I had heard was true," said Mary. "Wait," shouted Huling and Holmes in concert. But Mary was deaf aa a post, and couldn't be headed off. "I sat right there until I saw a man go in the house. Then I g"t up and walked In the house and looked at the clrck. and it was 9:T0 sun time. Part of Marv's answer was ruled out. Mr. reters srriilinsly informed the rte fe 'ant's attorney that the witness was quite hard of hearing, and they must speak lomler. "Mrs. Sells came out and asked me to go on the porch," continued Mi Kelly. "But I raid no, I was doing very w 11. Then she came out again and said she was afraid I would take cold. But I said I could stand it, and 1 sat right where I WAt the disclosure of Mrs. Sells' solid, tude for her employe the whole court room laughed. Mrs. Slla laughed and blushed, and shielded her faca with her handkerchief. "The next night." said Mary, "Mrs. Pells came to me and asked me to get her a bottle of beer. I said. 'Why, you are not afraid to go in your own cellar'.'' Fays J. and she says. 'Yes, I am." And I says, I'll go get vou the bepr,' and she says, 'I'll go with you.' and we went down cel lar, and just as I got a bottle I heard the door bell rins. and Mrs. S- lis gave ma a wild look, and I didn't say anything, and we canie upstairs." Mary accomplished this without a pauo for breath or punctuation, and started in to tell what she said to "Liza." and the housemaid, but Mr. 1'eters tlagKud hr to a stop before she got well under head way in this narrative. Mary then told of her different glimpses of her mistress' visitors. According to tier own confession, she was a victim of the "rubber" habit, and "foxed'' the guests as far as possible. She told of the frequent visits of a lit tle man to Mrs. Sells. "Do you know that man?" she was asked. "I didn't know him then, but I know him now," phouted Mary ecstatically, and every one laughed, including Mrs. Sells. "Who was he?" asked Mr. Peters. "It was Billv B.itt," said she, and turn ing to her left she pointed at Bott. who was leaning: against the wall, she con tinued, "that's him thfre." "Not the bald-headed man," said Mr. Peters, pointing at Tom Hall, who eat near Bott. "Xo, the other." said Mary, who there upon launched into a description of "the tall man," otherwise Lyons, and his "sneaky" manner in payinK his visits. "What kind of a gait had the tall man?" asked Peters. "He didn't have any gait," said Mary. "Once I saw him he had a bottle by the neck." "I never lost an evening that week." said Mary, referring to one stretch during- which she claimed Mrs. Sells had vis itors every night. "The little man (Bott) walked right in, proud-like. The door seenu'd to open for him ritrht off. The tall man h walked with his hat down on his eyes. And he kind o' staggered, like he had something taken. I suppose he was doin' that for a bluff." Miss Kelly's curiosity seemed to have been satiated bv this week's experience. and after this she did not watch regular ly. She "kept oaups" right along, how ever, and was able to swear that "the tall, sneaky" man a nd the "short. ' heavy set" man called right along, but never on the same night. When Mr. Sells left his house for one of his periodical trips Mary declared that one or the other of the men always call ed. Bott seems to have been the favorit?. He seems to have played the iirsf .half of the week and Lyons the latter half. As an amat'-tir detective Mary was a grand, bewildering, three-ringed success. Once she watched until the tail man (Lyons) entered the house and then start ed on his trail. She was satisfied that no one was down stairs, and all the rooms were dark. She crept up the back stairs and heard a door close. All the lights were out, except the one In Mrs. Sells' bedroom. It was very bright, and the door was locked. This was about S o'clock. Miss Florence and Mrs. Luker were both away from home. The next night the tall man repeated his iei'f ormance. Sitting in the dark on the back steps she saw him enter the side door. Mary "foxed" him with tha same results. "I never followed them no more." said she. "I just turned around arid went down stairs and out on the baek-porch. I never watched no more, as 1 didn't have no oc casion to. "Once I saw a shadow on the barn, and walked into the yard toward the next house. T looked up nt the window and looked right away again. 1 didn't want to see no more." "Why not?" "Well, I didn't want to 6ee no more. I walked right away." "Who was there?" "Why. Mrs. Sells was there. I could see her white waist." "Was there more than one person there?" "Yes; there was a man there." 'How do you know?" "Why. because." Miss Keily declined to go anv furthe with this branch of the examination. Sh testified that Mrs. Sells' closet was filled with bottles of wine, brandy and other liquors. "What did Mrs. Sells sav to you about Florence?" asked Mr. Peters. "The Sunday morning before I V ft 1 was telling Mrs. Sells how sorry 1 was for Florence, nd she said: 'No matter what you hear, or what talk you niav hear going around, always believe that Florence is a good, pure girl.' " SNOW IN THE WEST. It la Responsible For Cold Wave - Prediction. There has been a heavy jsnow storm raging in the mountains of Colorado and Utah and it is now moving southeast and will be felt in. Kansas. The forecast sent out today la "snow and colder tonight with cold wave south portion. Friday probably clear and cold south portion." The wind has work oil around from west to about north, blow ing seven miles an hour and growing cooler. The maximum today was at midnight and was 47. The minimum was at 5 o'clock this morning, when the thermometer got down to 34. At noon today the temperature was up to 4i Big Cut in Kates. San . Francisco .Not. 22. In order to meet the opposition of the steamer Mex ico, which has been placed on the run between this city and Mexican coast ports, the Pacific steamship company, which heretofore has enjoyed a monop oly of this trade, has made a cut of about 50 per cent in both freight and passenger rates. The first class passenger fire to Guaymas and other ports of ci!l Is now J25 instead of 50 and the freight rate to the same ports has been cut from to S5. All rates are computed In Mexican money, worth about fifty cents on the dollar in this country. How Nebraska Voted. Lincoln, Neb.. Nov. 22. The official count for Nebraska, partly finished, shown McKinley's plurality in. the stato is 7,822. The total -ote of the state is 2K1.491. Of thHie MciKnley received 121.835, Bryan 114.013. The count on other presidential candidates is not corn complete. For governor, Dietrich (Rep.) 113.879; Poynter ( fusion la t) 313,01?. Diet rich is the lowest man on the Republi can state ticket. BUILT A FIRE ON TJIETRACK. Bandits Adopt New Method to Stop a Train. Engineer Attempts to Kun Through It 15ut Fails. SUPPLY OF DYNA3UTII Gires Out Ilt'foro Express Safe Can lie Opened. Robbers Abandon Job With Little For Their Trouble. St. Louis. Nov. 22. News has been re ceived of the holdup of the Iron Moun tain cannonball train northbound at Cifford, Aik., a few miles this side of Melvern Junction. The holdup was par ticipated in by half a dozen men. The bandits had bulituhug bonfire on the track, undoubtedly figuring that it would cause the engineer to bring tin train to a standstill, lie, however, Redd ing an attempted robbr-i y, opened tha throttle and sought to push through tli fiery obstruction. Several tii s of whli Ii the fire was made, caught in the p''t and soon brought the train to a ft p. Instantly three masked men ordered tlo engineer and fireman to leave the enpltm at once. Another robber went cn tlm side of the car, hailed the conductor an I ordered him to remain inside. Lach or der was obeyed. While the four robbers were dtanditt f guard and occasionally firing a shut tu frighten passengers, their two accom plices entered the express car nnd or dered Messenger Samuel II. Avery t:4 step aside or get to Hie otlu r corner. The large safe wa barged live time with dynamite, each explosion making a terrific noise and tearing off portions, of the cur. A large hole was bored InM the door of the safe, but entrance caul 'I net be effected. The robbers finally announced that they had no more dynamite and then they gave up the task of forcing open the door. Then picking tip the local express box and seveiat packages, t h y run to the,r horses wnleh had been bitched near by, anil rofb? rapidly a.way. No attempt was made to disturb or molest the passengers, except tor an oc casional shot at Kit ItuiuiHitlve passen ger who peered out of a car window. Messenger Avery was badly butt about the head and face by Hying splin ters hurled about by the dynamite plosions. One side of h's face wart lifldly ltt'-na- ted and several teeth were Knock! out. lie was Rent to his home at St. Louis on the same train. The top and one side of the expreti car were shattered to splinters. The sheriff of Hot Springs county, or ganized a posse and started at oticp ii pursuit of the robbers. The train crevr say the bandit are amatcui. as they went at their woi k in a bungling laah ion. All wore masks. The train men say the small box car ried off by the robbers contained about It is positively known that th. robbers seemed several Hacks of elivtr containing Jl!'. TRAIN llKAC'IIKS FT. bni'ls. St. Louis. Nov. 'JS.-The ( annini Unll train on the Missouri i'ucifle arid Iron Mountain railroad which wn held Ui by masked men at Clifford, three mile from Malvern, Arkansas, list tdisht. reached here at 10 a. in. today. San) Ii. Avery, the express messenger, wluwai injured In the attempt to dyiiHmite tie through safe nn the cx ress car wst ti. only one of tin crew w h came throug 'i with the train. lie Is not seilousiy In jured, though his. fact; was badly cut to Hying splinters. Tin nnmei g r rotiM not tell Just how much the robbers Se cured, but thought the amount wa. small. The damaged cxpresj ar wa left at Little Hock. SEEKING A JURY. Unprejudiced Men Hard to Find to Try Miss Morrison. Kansas City, Nov. 22. A special tJ the Star from Kl Intra !, Kan., nays; The efforts of the a t torrn-ys f jr the de fense in the ca.e of Miss Jejvti M-trrlmtn, charged with th" murder of Mm !. OU: Castle, having failed to olay printd ings by their motions of u ha foment arel to quash the indict merit, the !- tkm of a Jury was, takn up this morning. I'.v 1 1 : 30 o'clock the enure panel of tuent; , four men had beon xaimncd. Only t'..i who had not already formed a.'i opinion - rx, ' 'III W,V' 1? MISS JESSIE MOP.P.ISON. on th case were found. The others wer declared ineligible arid excused. A Lew v nlr wan onicn d drawn and I'l'sn till afternoon wa taken. Th" fvnsational killing of Mrs. Can'' wa dicusseii throughout the rn.:nty f r etks and great tlitlii ulty is xpoi'd lr securing twelve rnen to try th oaw. Today again the court room was crowded with spectators, many of th-m. as on yesterday, ttoing womn. Oiii C'atle sat beside bin father-in-law, closely watching the lawyers and venire men and faced Mi.-;H Mcirrimin, who fr ;i her fteat rear the jury box dreamily watched the slow-moving procwdiri. The examination, of wltne-si proved dull and monotonous nnd the priaon". whose- feet do not touch th flour as i sits in the tile- chair within the enclos ure, became viaixiy tired and nervoja .